Saturday: Pokémon GO - March Events

29-02-2020 07:30 GMT / 02:30 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for the new Mythical Pokémon. This update will be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
Last Update: 13:20 GMT
Edit @ 11:07: Pokémon GO Team GO Rocket Research | Edit @ 13:20: Regionals Stream

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced the next Pokémon GO events for March 2020.
First, the Research Breakthrough Reward has been announced. From March 1st 2020 at 21:00 UTC to April 1st 2020 at 20:00 UTC you'll get a Ferroseed which gives more stardust
Next it has been confirmed that facing Giovanni in March will result in Shadow Entei being available
There will be three special Raid Weekends. Darkrai Raid Weekend will run from March 6th to March 9th, where you'll be able to find shiny Darkrai. Altered Forme Giratina will run the following weekend, March 13th to March 16th, Cobalion March 20th to March 23rd with Shiny Cobalion and the special move Sacred Sword and Lugia March 27th to March 30th knowing the special attack Aeroblast
A Weekend event will run from March 20th to March 23rd. Normal, Fire, Water, Electric and ice-types will appear more in the wild with Nincada, Karrablast and Shelmet appearing more in 5km eggs. Nincada can also be Shiny. This weekend event will also be accompanied by a brand-new Special Research story event!
A Global Takeover from Team GO Rocket will run from March 6th at 08:00 local time to March 9th at 22:00 local time. Poison and Dark-types will appear more in the wild, including Absol. Skorupi will be available from then. All Team GO Rocket Leader Shadow Pokémon will be available ovver the weekend.
A Psychic Spectacular will run from March 27th 08:00 local time to March 30th 22:00 local time. It includes the release of Solosis and Gothita in Pokémon GO available in the wild and 5km eggs. Solosis will appear in the day while Gothita at night. Abra, Drowzee, Ralts, Spoink, Baltoy, Wynaut, Beldum, Gothita, and Solosis will appear in 2km eggs and Shiny Baltoy will be available. Thundurus will appear in Raid Battles from March 2nd 2020 with no set end date
Edit @ 07:51: We have created our usual event pages for these events. They'll be updated with further details of spawns and raids as they start running

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

As it is now March 1st in some parts of the world, reports are coming in of the Special Research is going live . This research will allow for you to find Giovanni once again and eventually face him and his Shadow Entei

Pokémon Championships

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Pokémon Championships

Today is the Pokémon Regional Championships in Collinsville, Illinois and the second North American Regional that runs on Pokémon Sword & Shield. This event has hard the largest amount of VGC entrants of any event for years and is to be streamed by The Pokémon Company International in one single stream which will start around 15:30 UTC / 16:30 CEST / 10:30 EST / 07:30 PST and will cover both TCG and VGC. You can find the stream in our VGC section

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - Online Competition + Pokémon Masters Story Event + Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX + Pokémon Rumble Rush + Pokémon TCG

28-02-2020 06:05 GMT / 01:05 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for the new Mythical Pokémon. This update will be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
Last Update: 21:00 GMT
Edit @ 08:09: Rebellious Clash | Edit @ 09:44: Pokémon Rumble Rush | Edit @ 10:12: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon | Edit @ 21:00: Pokémon GO

Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

Battles for the 2020 International Challenge February online competition are now live. This competition, 2020 International Challenge February, is a Double Battle competition runs VGC Rules. Download Rules are also now available for this competition.
Battles will run from February 28th 00:00 UTC to March 1st 23:59 UTC. All players get a special Casual Tee (Poké Ball Guy). Players on the Play! Pokémon Circuit can earn up to 50 CP towards their Worlds Invite.

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced that the Pokémon GO Raid Day due to run on Sunday is now to be cancelled in the regions of Japan, South Korea and Italy due to the current public health concerns happening globally. At present they haven't stated any day it'll run later or if any other region will be cancelled

Pokémon Masters - The Strongest There Is

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Pokémon Masters

The next Story Event is live in Pokémon Masters. This is the Shining Star event and focuses on the Sync Pair of Elesa & Rotom. This Story Event introduces the new feature of an Event Map which has you decide a path to get to the main stages using Travel Tokens.
In addition to this, a special Poké Fair Scout adding Red & Charizard is running until March 16th.
A standard Sync Pair Scout featuring Elesa (Sygna Suit) & Rotom is also running until March 16th
3,000 Gems are now being given to all players to celebrate Pokémon Day
Finally, the new feature: Battle Villa

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

Ahead of the release next week, The Pokémon Company in Japan have put out a list of various codes that will be available for players at launch. At present all we have is the method of getting the code but, with this, we have started compiling all codes in a Wonder Mail code page.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

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Pokémon Rumble Rush

The next Pokémon Rumble Rush update has been announced. This update will follow maintenance on March 4th which runs from 06:00 UTC. This update adds multiple fixes and changes
Updates Welcome Gifts for Weeks 2 to 4
Adds Battle Royale - A new auto battle tournament for four teams of 3 Pokémon. Adds new range of items in a Swap Shop
Adds Socket Plus, an item that increases a Power Gear socket from one to two
Adds Poké Glam, special decorations for your Pokémon
Adds new titles you can get from Battle Royale
Adds perks for spending Poké Diamonds
Adjusts Bosses so sometimes the boss of a stage is replaced by a rare Pokémon
Various bug and text fixes for tutorial, Coin Rush and Ore Opening

Pokémon Card Game - Rebellious Clash

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Pokémon Sword & Shield - TCG Set Release

The Pokémon Company have officially revealed all the standard cards for the next expansion set for the Pokémon Sword & Shield TCG. This subset, Rebellious Clash, is being released next weekon March 6th 2020 and features a variety of further Galar Pokémon. As such, our card listing and the associated Cardex have been updated with the details of this set.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - Max Raid Battle Event + Pokémon Masters + Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution + Pokémon of the Year

27-02-2020 00:03 GMT / 19:03 EST by Serebii

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Last Update: 23:02 GMT
Edit @ 06:25: Pokémon Masters | Edit @ 08:00: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution | Edit @ 12:34: Pokémon of the Year | Edit @ 22:10: Pokémon the Movie Coco

Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

The new Mythical Pokémon has been revealed. This Pokémon will feature in the movie Pokémon the Movie: Coco as well as in Pokémon Sword & Shield later this year. It is called Zarude and is Dark/Grass-type and has the ability Leaf Guard
Edit @ 14:22: We have updated our DLC Pokémon Section and made a Zarude Pokédex Page
Edit @ 14:33: We have multiple Pre-Release Screenshots featuring Zarude. We have added them to our section

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Pokémon Masters Event

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Pokémon Movie

The trailer for Pokémon the Movie Coco has aired on Japanese variety show, Oha Suta. This trailer showcases a Shiny Celebi flying in the forest. Later on, it shows Ash meeting the boy in the forest who says his name is Coco. The trailer shows Coco living with the Pokémon in the forest but before too long, the forest is under attack and Coco falls off a cliff, to be saved by a Zarude who raised Coco.
We'll provide the full trailer when an official upload appears
Edit @ 23:02: Trailer uploaded

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

The Wild Area Event has shifted in conjunction with Pokémon Day. From now until March 1st at 23:59 UTC, across Pokémon's birthday, Mewtwo and the Kanto starters will be appearing in Max Raid Battles alongside Gigantamax Grimmsnarl, Kingler, Hatterene, Orbeetle and Toxtricity. Mewtwo cannot be captured but gives great rewards for beating
Edit @ 00:57: We have updated our section with full details of this Max Raid Battle Event, as well as updated our ItemDex for TR locations. It is worthy of note that the Kanto Starters have a chance of dropping the EV reducing berries, Toxic Orb, Flame Orb and Life Orb while Mewtwo drops Ability Capsules and PP Max

Pokémon Masters - The Strongest There Is

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Pokémon Masters

Pokémon Masters has put out some news to celebrate Pokémon Day. To start, from tomorrow, 3,000 Gems will be distributed to each player as a special gift to celebrate Pokémon Day. Alongside that, Red & Charizard are to be added to the game in a Poké Fair exclusive Scout.
Story events will now include Event Maps to help you progress through them. You make your way through it by using Travel Tokens obtained via battles. More areas and rewards will be added as you progres
Over 10,000 Gems will be given from log-in bonuses to players during the event
The Battle Villa, which opens tomorrow, will introduce Lucky Skills, new skills to be added to Sync Pairs by using the Lucky Cookie & Lucky Scroll items. The Battle Villa has you create a roster of up to 9 Sync Pairs to go through the Battle Stages, with HP and Move Points carrying over to each battle. It will reset at periodic intervals Later on, there will be more improvements to Legendary Events and the Sync Grid, as well as the addition of Pokémon Eggs
Edit @ 14:13: A new trailer was released for this future content

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Pokémon HOME

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Pokémon of the Year

Earlier this month, The Pokémon Company teamed with Google to put a vote on what Pokémon is Pokémon of the Year. Today, at 14:00 UTC, a special video unveilling the winners will be released by The Pokémon Company. You can watch this video as it goes live below
Edit @ 14:01: The lineup is below
10. Gengar
9. Gardevoir
8. Rayquaza
7. Garchomp
6. Sylveon
5. Umbreon
4. Charizard
3. Mimikyu
2. Lucario
1. Greninja

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Pokémon Masters Event

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Pokémon Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION

The movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION is now available to watch on Netflix globally (except Japan and South Korea). This movie is a 3D remake of the original movie with some changes and was released in theatres in Japan last july. This movie can also be watched with the original Japanese voices, a first for international Pokémon movies

Pokémon Shirts

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Pokémon Shirts

It has been confirmed that Pokémon Shirts, the line of shirts based around Pokémon, are to add 20 new designs. These designs are based around 20 of the Johto Pokémon. They will go on presale at 23:00 UTC tonight, February 27th 2020 for the weekend. The other 80 Pokémon will have designs released later with their designs being revealed starting next month. In addition to that, they have also announced a Kids line for their shirts

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Masters

26-02-2020 08:01 GMT / 03:01 EST by Serebii

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Last Update: 08:01 GMT

Pokémon Masters - The Strongest There Is

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Pokémon Masters

The long-awaited Battle Villa facility is finally announced to be going live in pokémon Masters. On Friday February 28th at 06:00 UTC this facility will open. It allows for you to battle through various Sync Pairs and get items to boost your teams

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon GO - Pokémon Day 2020 Event + Pokémon Masters - New Chapters & Events + Pokémon the Movie Coco

25-02-2020 03:05 GMT / 22:05 EST by Serebii

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Last Update: 21:00 GMT
Edit @ 06:01: Pokémon Masters | Edit @ 09:36: Shining Star | Edit @ 12:24: Pokémon Trading Card Game Japanese Sets | Edit @ 21:00: Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO - Pokémon Day 2020

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Pokémon GO

The Pokémon Day 2020 event is now live in Pokémon GO. To celebrate Pokémon's 24th anniversary, from now until March 2nd at 21:00 UTC, Pikachu and Eevee in Party Hats will spawn in the wild. In 7km eggs and 1 Star raids, you'll find Party Hat Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle all of which can be shiny.
In addition to that, to celebrate the international release of the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution on Netflix on Thursday, various Pokémon from the movie and their pre-evolutions will spawn in the wild in greater numbers, Clone Pikachu will appear in GO Snapshots as a photobomb while Clone Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise can be found in 4 Star Raids. Finally, Armored Mewtwo returns as a Level 5 Raid Boss with the new move of Psystrike.
Finally, you will also be able to do 2 Special Trades a day
Edit @ 22:07: The Raid Bosses have shifted with this event. It's also confirmed that the clones know the Community Day moves of Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn and Hydro Cannon

Pokémon Masters - The Strongest There Is

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Pokémon Masters

The new Chapters have been added to Pokémon Masters including the new Sync Pair of Valerie & Sylveon. In addition to this, many existing Sync Pairs now have full evolutions. Alongside this, a special 5☆ Select Special Scout is running until March 16th. We're currently cataloguing all elements of the new Chapters so be sure to keep checking back

Pokémon Masters - The Strongest There Is

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Pokémon Masters

The next Story Event has been announced for pokémon Masters. This Story Event features Sygna Suit Elsa & Rotom and will be coming soon to the game. It's currently unclear what will be included with the event but we'll provide full details as it comes

Pokémon Masters Event

In The Anime Department

Pokémon Movie

It has been confirmed that the next trailer for the next movie, Pokémon the Movie Coco will air during Friday's episode of Japanese Variety Show Oha Suta. We'll provide full details on this new trailer as they come

In The TCG Department

Pokémon Card Sets

Various Japanese retailers have started listing details for upcoming sets of cards in Japan
The first set is called World Down and will release in Japan on June 5th 2020. This set has over 100 cards in and is focused around Eternatus' Eternamax form and provides a Dark-type Eternatus VMAX card.
The second set, the subset S3a, is called Legend's Heartbeats and will release in Japan on July 10th 2020, the same day as the movie Pokémon the Movie Coco and focuses on the Pokémon Celebi. It contains over 70 cards including a new card rarity called "Amazing Rare" which are powerful cards but you only take 1 Prize card when you defeat them

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon Global Link + Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia

24-02-2020 11:34 GMT / 06:34 EST by Serebii

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Last Update: 21:00 GMT
Edit @ 13:00: Safari Zone Tickets | Edit @ 21:00: GO Battle League

Pokémon Global Link

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Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

The Pokémon Global Link will go down tonight at 23:59 UTC. From then on, all gameplay elements which required access to it in the Generation 7 games will be non-functioning such as Ranked Battle Game Sync and Global Mission data. All other online components of those games will still be functional.

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Tickets for the recently announced Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Philadelphia are now available to purchase from within the Pokémon GO app. These tickets cost $12 for one ticket, or $8 if you wish early access with an extra $8 for the City Explorer Pass. Players can only purchase a ticket for one day of the event and they will sell on a first-come first-served basis.

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

The Pokémon GO Battle League's current preseason has now rotated its ruleset. From now until March 1st at 21:00 UTC, it is now running Masters League rules meaning Pokémon of any CP are allowed to be used.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon Masters - New Sync Pair + Pokémon (2019) - Episode Pictures & Character Biography

23-02-2020 08:02 GMT / 03:02 EST by Serebii

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Last Update: 12:47 GMT
Edit @ 09:27: Character Biography | Edit @ 09:58: Episode Pictures | Edit @ 12:47: Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon Masters - The Strongest There Is

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Pokémon Masters

It has been confirmed that the Sync Pair of Valerie & Sylveon will be added to Pokémon Masters with Chapters 22, through 24 when they release soon in Pokémon Masters. They are expected to release on Tuesday

The First Visit to the Unova Region! Raid Battle at the Ruins!!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon (2019) - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Go go to Unova to explore some newly discovered ruins. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode page and we have updated our Shiny Pokémon in the anime page. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Character Biography - Go

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Pokémon (2019) - Character Biography

With the episode that has aired in Japan today, we have been able to update Go's biography with new Pokémon he obtained in this week's episode. Be warned as it contains spoilers.

Pokémon of the Week - Barraskewda

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the thirteenth entry into the Generation VIII competitive field with a Galar Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Psynergy, Jellal, & Mcdanger. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the eighth generation. This Pokémon has a jaw that's as sharp as a spear and as strong as steel. Apparently Barraskewda's flesh is surprisingly tasty, too. It spins its tail fins to propel itself, surging forward at speeds of over 100 knots before ramming prey and spearing into them. So, here it is, the thirteenth entry, Barraskewda

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon GO - Community Day

22-02-2020 06:57 GMT / 01:57 EST by Serebii

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Last Update: 18:26 GMT
Edit @ 14:11: Vaporeon Figure | Edit @ 18:26: Pokémon GO Event

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO - Community Day

Today marks the Pokémon GO Community Day. On this day, for three hours in each region, Rhyhorn will appear, enmass, in Pokémon GO with a chance of Shiny Rhyhorn appearing. During this event, when you evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior, it will know the move Rock Wrecker, which is exclusive to this event. This can be done for a further 2 hours after the event. This coincides with 3* Capture Stardust and 3 hour Lure Modules. This runs at these times:
It runs from 11am to 2pm in your local time in the Northern Hemisphere and 3pm to 6pm in local time in the southern hemisphere

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Ahead of the start of the Pokémon Day event on Tuesday, it has been quietly added to Niantic's site that the previously announced Party Hat Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle will not be exclusive to 7km Eggs as previously advertised but will also be able to be found in 1 Star Raids. This event will run from Tuesday February 25th 2020 at 21:00 UTC to Monday March 2nd at 21:00 UTC

In The Games Department

Pokémon International Championships

Today marks the final day of the third Pokémon Oceania International Championships in Melbourne, Australia, and, like previous events, the event is going to be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company International across three different streams. The finals for TCG and VGC will be aired on the main stream while the Pokkén Finals are on its own stream
The Stream will begin shortly before 22:30 BST / 17:30 EDT / 14:30 PDT / 09:30 AET
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon International Championships - TCG Finals then VGC Finals
Pokkén Tournament International Championships

Pokémon Funko

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Funko Pokémon

Following the release of the An Afternoon With Eevee & Friends: Eevee figure earlier this month, The Pokémon Company International and Funko have revealed the next figure, Vaporeon, due for release in Pokémon Center in the US next month.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX Trailer + Pokémon Masters Sync Pair + Pokémon TCG - Rebellious Clash + Pokémon International Championships

21-02-2020 05:03 GMT / 00:03 EST by Serebii

This update will be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
Last Update: 19:00 GMT
Edit @ 06:03: Pokémon Masters | Edit @ 06:46: Rebellious Clash | Edit @ 10:36: Pokémon HOME Maintenance | Edit @ 13:02: Pokémon GO Safari Zone | Edit @ 14:10: Pokémon TCG | Edit @ 16:48: Funko Figures | Edit @ 19:00: Pokémon International Championships

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

A new trailer has been released for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX by Nintendo Japan. This trailer acts as an Introduction Trailer detailing the various parts of the game and showcases some new footage.

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Pokémon HOME

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Pokémon HOME

Some maintenance has been announced for Pokémon HOME. On February 25th at 01:30 UTC to 11:30 UTC, the service will be inoperable. During this maintenance, they will fix a bug that existed where, before 09:00 UTC on February 12th, if you transferred Hyper Trained Pokémon from Bank into HOME, they would have lost their Hyper Training. If you have a Pokémon such as that, if you return them to HOME for the duration of the maintenance, the Hyper Training will be restored

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced further details for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Philadelphia. This Safari Zone runs from May 8th through May 10th. This event focuses on Red, White & Blue Pokémon with Voltorb, Alolan Sandshrew, Unown P, Bronzor, Rufflet, and more spawning in the park and Mr. Mime as the Regional. Shiny Voltorb will be available with this event. This event also has a City Explorer Pass where there will be 10 72 hour timer raids across the city. Three feature Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, one features Braviary, two more ferature the Legendary and EX Pokémon running at tjhat time and the other four raids are just standard raids. It'll also have exclusive Field Research, 50% Egg distance, 1 hour incense distance and Lure Modules lasting 4 hours.

Pokémon Masters - A Special Present Event

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Pokémon Masters

The next Spotlight Scout has been officially announced for Pokémon Masters. This gives the ability to get the Sync pair of Elesa (Sygna Suit) & Rotom. It is expected to arrive in a few days

Pokémon Card Game - Rebellious Clash

In The Trading Card Game Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield - TCG Set Release

The Pokémon Company International have announced the next English set. This set is called Rebel Clash and will be released on May 1st 2020. This set features over 190 cards including 16 Pokémon V such as Toxtricity V, Dubwool V, Boltund V, and Sandaconda V—plus 14 full-art Pokémon V as well as multiple VMAX including Copperajah VMAX, Toxtricity VMAX and the VMAX cards of the Galar starters. This set is made up of the VMAX Rising and Rebellious Clash Japanese sets

Pokémon Card Game - Rebellious Clash

In The Trading Card Game Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield - TCG Set Release

The Pokémon Company have officially revealed the next expansion set for the Pokémon Sword & Shield TCG. This subset, Rebellious Clash, is being released on March 6th 2020 and features a variety of further Galar Pokémon. As such, our card listing and the associated Cardex have been updated with the details of this set.

In The Games Department

Pokémon International Championships

Today marks the first day of the third Pokémon Oceania International Championships in Melbourne, Australia, and, like previous events, the event is going to be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company International across three different streams. Each game has got its own individual stream
The Stream will begin shortly before 22:00 BST / 17:00 EDT / 14:00 PDT / 09:00 AET
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon International Championships -
Pokémon Trading Card Game International Championships
Pokkén Tournament International Championships

Pokémon

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Pokémon - POP! Vinyl

Funko has announced the next of its line of POP! Vinyl figures for the New York Toy Fair. The next Pokémon related figures are Angry Pikachu, Growlithe, Cubone & Rattataand is due for release in North America soon. At present no further details have been announced

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - Online Competition + Pokémon GO Friendship Weekend + Pokémon Masters

20-02-2020 06:12 GMT / 01:12 EST by Serebii

This update will be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
Last Update: 23:03 GMT
Edit @ 08:12: Ranked Battle
Edit @ 20:00: Pokémon GO Friendship Weekend | Edit @ 23:03: Pokémon GO

Pokémon Masters - A Special Present Event

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Pokémon Sword & Shield - VGC Ruleset

The ruleset for Series 3 of Ranked Battle has been announced. This ruleset mirrors the upcoming changes to the rulesetruleset of the Video Game Championships and has changes turn time, game time and allows certain Gigantamax Pokémon. This will run from March 1st at 04:00 UTC to April 30th at 23:59 UTC:
Pokémon Restrictions: Available National Pokédex. Pokémon need to be caught or hatched in Pokémon Sword & Shield or given through Pokémon HOME
Pokémon Limits: Team of 3 to 6 Pokémon (Singles) / 4 to 6 Pokémon (Doubles) from Level 1 to Level 100. All Pokémon then set to Level 50
Match Length: No limit
Allowed Gigantamax: Charizard, Butterfree, Pikachu, Meowth, Kingler, Lapras Eevee, Snorlax, Corviknight, Orbeetle, Drednaw, Coalossal, Flapple, Appletun, Sandaconda, Toxtricity, Centiskorch, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, Alcremie
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Marshadow, Zeraora, Meltan, Melmetal, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus
Battle Time: 20 Minutes
Your Time: 7 Minutes
Team Preview: 90 Seconds
Turn Time: 45 Seconds
The rules can now be downloaded from the Battle Stadium. We have also updated our Ranked Battle section with Series3, though rewards have yet to be announced.

Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

Registration for the 2020 International Challenge February online competition is now live. This competition, 2020 International Challenge February, is a Double Battle competition runs VGC Rules. Download Rules are also now available for this competition.
Registration is open from February 19 07:00 UTC to February 27th 23:59 UTC. Battles will run from February 28th 00:00 UTC to March 1st 23:59 UTC. All players get a special Casual Tee (Poké Ball Guy). Players on the Play! Pokémon Circuit can earn up to 50 CP towards their Worlds Invite. Players wanting to earn CP need to connect their Nintendo Account to their Pokémon Trainer Club account on the official site

In The Games Department

Pokémon International Championships

Today marks the first day of the third Pokémon Oceania International Championships in Melbourne, Australia, and, like previous events, the event is going to be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company International across three different streams. Each game has got its own individual stream
The Stream will begin shortly before 22:30 BST / 17:30 EDT / 14:30 PDT / 09:30 AET
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon International Championships -
Pokémon Trading Card Game International Championships

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

It has been confirmed that on Saturday from 00:00 to 23:59 local time, if you complete a GO Battle League set, with either Free or Premium, then you will receive 2 Sinnoh Stones regardless of if you win or lose

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

The Friendship Weekend event in Pokémon GO is starting to roll out. This event runs from February 21st at 08:00 local time until February 23rd at 22:00 local time and features Friendship levels will increasing faster, 2x Trade Candy, 1/2 Trade Stardust cost, The number of Gifts you can open daily will increase to 40 and The number of Gifts you can carry in your inventory will increase to 20

Pokémon Masters - A Special Present Event

In The Games Department

Pokémon Masters

A new patch for Pokémon Masters has been released. This patch adds the details for the next few events as well as the following fixes:
Sync Pairs now get a new feature called Lucky Skills
XP received in areas has been adjusted
Items needed to power up Giovanni have been adjusted ahead of a rerun of the event
Sync Pair types and weaknesses are now shown in Area Details
Level Caps have been altered. 4 Star Sync Pairs now reach Level 120 while 3 Star Sync Pairs now reach Level 115 Various Bug Fixes

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Rumble Rush

19-02-2020 06:12 GMT / 01:12 EST by Serebii

This update will be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
Last Update: 06:12 GMT

Pokémon Rumble Rush

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Pokémon Rumble Rush

The new event has started in Pokémon Rumble Rush. This event, Charizard & Lugia's Island Home, is focused on an island based around Charizard and contains various new Pokémon, new Gears and more. It runs for two weeks, until March 5th. As such, we're currently compiling everything about this new event and so this update and our Rumble Rush section will be updated with details over the coming days
Updated Location Listings with further details of Charizard Sea

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon HOME Update & Magearna Fix + Pokémon Twilight Wings + Pokémon Masters Chapters + Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Trailer

18-02-2020 09:44 GMT / 04:44 EST by Serebii

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Last Update: 21:01 GMT
Edit @ 12:52: Magearna Gift | Edit @ 13:00: Twilight Wings | Edit @ 15:53: Pokémon Masters | Edit @ 16:10: Mystery Dungeon | Edit @ 21:01: Fossils in Pokémon GO

Pokémon HOME

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Pokémon HOME

We may have been able to determine a way to get around the potential glitch that may be preventing Original Color Magearna appearing as a gift in Pokémon HOME. If you meet the criterea of having a complete National Pokédex in HOME and it doesn't appear, you can make it appear by first shifting every Pokémon in each box 1 box to the left on the Switch version, check for gifts on the Mobile version and, if it's not there, move them back 1 box to the right on the Switch and check the gifts in the App. This seems to only work if you have a full Living Pokédex: All 890 Pokémon in HOME. In our tests, we have managed to get the Magearna but this is obviously a quickfix. We're still hoping for a full fix and will post when we get further news

Pokémon HOME

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Pokémon HOME

Pokémon HOME has received another update on iOS and Android bringing the app to Version 1.0.6. This version fixes a few more bugs with people being unable to enter the game and a bug causing issues when Nintendo Account details are put on through FaceID and other automatic methods, but in addition to that, the game now automatically filters out GTS trades where the trader is requesting a Mythical Pokémon as Mythical Pokémon cannot be traded at present

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

A strange event has begun in Pokémon GO. From now until an unspecific time, all 7km Eggs hatched will contain Fossil Pokémon: Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Lileep, Anorith, Cranidos, Shieldon, Tirtouga, and Archen. These Pokémon will no longer hatch from any kind of egg. Riolu is also now once again hatching from 10km eggs

Pokémon Twilight Wings

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Pokémon Twilight Wings

The second episode of the Pokémon Twilight Wings web anime series is now live. This series is a web based show separate from the main anime which focuses on the characters of the Galar Region. It is produced by Studio Colorido and airs monthly on the official youtube channel. The episode can be found below. We're currently updating all our databases with the content of this episode
Edit @ 13:13: Our Anime Dex is now updated with the contents of Twilight Wings Episode 2

Footage

Pokémon Masters - The Strongest There Is

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Pokémon Masters

It has been confirmed that Pokémon Masters will add the next Story Chapters to the game on February 25th 2020 at 06:00 UTC. It's not clear what these chapters will contain but it will add Valerie, the Laverre City Gym Leader from Pokémon X & Y.

Pokémon Masters - The Strongest There Is

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

A new trailer has been released for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX by Nintendo UK. This trailer doesn't show much new content but does have some new footage.

Footage

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Monday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - Max Raid Battles

17-02-2020 00:19 GMT / 19:19 EST by Serebii

This update will be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
Last Update: 00:19 GMT

Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

The Wild Area Event has now shifted in Pokémon Sword & Shield. With this, Milcery has left the boosted raids while Kingler, Grimmsnarl, Orbeetle, Hatterene and Toxtricity remain. It has added other entries into the event for non-evolved and non-Gigantamax variant of these Pokémon These will be in Max Raid Battles until March 8th at 23:59 UTC. We have updated our section with full details of this Max Raid Battle Event, as well as updated our ItemDex for TR locations

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Sunday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - Wild Area Event Pokémon (2019) - Episode Pictures + Character Biography + Pokémon of the Week

16-02-2020 09:28 GMT / 04:28 EST by Serebii

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Last Update: 13:00 GMT
Edit @ 09:50: Episode Pictures | Edit @ 13:00: Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

The Wild Area Event is ending at the end of today. At 23:59 UTC today, Milcery will leave the event Raid spawns and you'll no longer be able to get Milcery that can evolve into any flavour and style of Gigantamax Alcremie. Alongside this, it is presently the only way to get the Star Sweet and Ribbon Sweets to evolve Alcremie into flavours with those decorations. Gigantamax Kingler, Grimmsnarl, Orbeetle, Hatterene and Toxtricity will continue on past this until March 9th 2020

Ash VS Leon! The Path to Power!!

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Pokémon (2019) - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Go help calm a Dynamaxed Drednaw and Ash gets offered a chance to battle Leon. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode page. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Character Biography - Go

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Pokémon (2019) - Character Biography

With the episode that has aired in Japan today, we have been able to update Go's biography with new Pokémon he obtained in this week's episode. Be warned as it contains spoilers.

Pokémon of the Week - Hawlucha

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the twelfth entry into the Generation VIII competitive field with a Kalos Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers Psynergy, Jellal, & Mcdanger. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the sixth generation. It drives its opponents to exhaustion with its agile maneuvers, then ends the fight with a flashy finishing move. It drives its opponents to exhaustion with its agile maneuvers, then ends the fight with a flashy finishing move. So, here it is, the twelfth entry, Hawlucha

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Saturday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - Mythical Pokémon + Pokémon HOME + Pokémon GO Raid Day

15-02-2020 03:05 GMT / 22:05 EST by Serebii

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Last Update: 09:34 GMT
Edit @ 07:57: Raid Day | Edit @ 09:34: Original Color Magearna

Pokémon Sword & Shield DLC Pokémon

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

Following the reveal of it in CoroCoro, The Pokémon Company have put out a clearer silhouette of the Mythical Pokémon due for release in Sword & Shield later this year as well as the movie Pokémon the Movie Coco. This Pokémon will be fully unveiled by The Pokémon Company on February 27th

Silhouette

Pokémon HOME

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Pokémon HOME

Since Pokémon HOME was released, there were many conflicting reports of a gift when you complete the National Pokédex with many not receiving any and others receiving glitched ones with the wrong moves. Over the last day, more people have been reporting receving a new gift. This gift is of an Original Color Magearna, a form of Magearna based on its look hundreds of years ago, previously only seen in Pokémon the Movie Volcanion & The Mechanical Marvel. At present, the gift isn't being given to all people with a completed Pokédex and appears to be a staggered launch. Due to the strange activity with it, we're currently investigating and are trying to get further details so be sure to keep checking back

Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Today is the Lickitung Raid Day in Pokémon GO. From 2pm to 5pm local time, every gym will feature Lickitung raids. Each Lickitung you catch will know the move Body Slam and Lickitung can now be found shiny in the game

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