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Tuesday: Pokémon Masters + Pokémon GO

25-06-2019 14:06 BST / 09:06 EDT by Serebii

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Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 20:32 BST
Edit @ 19:18: Slakoth Spawns | Edit @ 20:32: Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In The Games Department

Pokémon Masters

It has been confirmed that the latest information for the mobile game, Pokémon Masters, will be livestreamed in a special presentation on Thursday June 27th at 13:00 UTC / 14:00 BST / 09:00 EDT / 06:00 PDT / 22:00 JST. At present it's unclear what information will be shown but the livestream will last 8 minutes

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Following the problems for the Pokémon GO Community Day earlier this month, where Slakoth stopped spawning, Niantic have announced that for players in Europe, Middle-East and Africa from July 4th at 10:00 CEST until July 7th at 18:00 CEST, Slakoth will increase in spawns and evolving Vigoroth into Slaking will make Slaking have the move Body Slam

Pokémon: Detective Pikach

In The Movies Department

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

The home release of Pokémon Detective Pikachu has finally been dated for the US. It will be available digitally on July 23rd 2019 and on DVD/BluRay on August 6th. At present we don't have details on any further information for the releases worldwide but will provide more as and when they come

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon Sword & Shield

24-06-2019 19:55 BST / 14:55 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 19:55 BST

Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

Today we were invited to Nintendo for their post-E3 demo event. This event allowed us to play the demo for Pokémon Sword & Shield, recording some footage and it allowed us to get some further details that others may have missed. The most notable of this is the confirmation that Max Moves, much like Z-Moves, will have varying power based upon the original move. For example, Spark will turn into Max Lightning with 120 Base Power while Wild Charge turns into Max Lightning with 130 Base Power.
We were able to record our footage but could only show 3 minutes. The video is below
Footage

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon International Championships + Pokémon Sun & Moon - Episode Pictures + Character Biography + Pokémon of the Week

23-06-2019 10:32 BST / 05:32 EDT 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
Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 12:00 BST
Edit @ 10:53: Episode Pictures | Edit @ 12:00: Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon International Championships

In The Games Department

Pokémon International Championships

Today marks the final day of the third Pokémon North American International Championships in Columbus, Ohio, and, like previous events, the event is going to be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company International across two different streams: One for the finals of TCG and VGC and the other for Pokkén Tournament DX
The Stream will begin shortly before 14:00 BST / 09:00 EDT / 06:00 PDT / 00:00 AET
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon International Championships - Alternating Stream
Pokkén Tournament DX International Championships

Gladion & Lillie! Chasing a Father's Phantom!!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon Sun & Moon - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Lillie training to master her Z-Move while Gladion hunts for his father's partner Pokémon. 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 - Gladion

In The Anime Department

Pokémon Sun & Moon - Character Biography

With the episode that has aired in Japan today, we have been able to update Gladion's biography with a Pokémon that he recruited in today's episode. Be warned as it contains spoilers.

Character Biography - Hau

In The Anime Department

Pokémon Sun & Moon - Character Biography

With the episode that has aired in Japan today, we have been able to update Hau's biography with a Pokémon that he obtains by next week's episode. Be warned as it contains spoilers.

Pokémon of the Week - Xurkitree

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks one hundred & thirty-fifth entry into the Generation VII competitive field with an Alola 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 seventh generation. One of the mysterious life-forms known as Ultra Beasts. Astonishing electric shocks emanate from its entire body, according to witnesses. It raided a power plant, so people think it energizes itself with electricity. Although it’s alien to this world and a danger here, it’s apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives. Some of them stand unmoving, like trees, with their arms and legs stuck into the ground. So, here it is, the one-hundred & thirty-fifth entry, Xurkitree

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon International Championships

22-06-2019 13:25 BST / 08:25 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 15:30 BST
Edit @ 15:30: PokéStop Submission

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO has now opened PokéStop Submissions for Level 40 players within the country of Singapore. This follows on from being released in various countries including the majority of South America, as well as Taiwan over the past few months. Further countries in the rollout have yet to be announced

Pokémon 2016 World Championships

In The Games Department

Pokémon International Championships

Today marks the second day of the third Pokémon North American International Championships in Columbus, Ohio, 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 14:00 BST / 09:00 EDT / 06:00 PDT / 00:00 AET
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon International Championships - Alternating Stream
Pokémon Video Game International Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game International Championships
Pokkén Tournament DX International Championships

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon GO + Pokémon International Championships

21-06-2019 05:56 BST / 00:56 EDT 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
Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 20:58 BST
Edit @ 11:03: Pokémon International Championships | Edit @ 20:58: Pokémon GO Research News

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced the next Pokémon GO detials. First, from July 1st at 20:00 UTC to September 1st at 20:00 UTC, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, and Groudon will be the Research Breakthrough rewards. In addition to that, a new Spinda form will hit in Field Research, with there being a chance of Shiny Spinda from then on
In addition to that, EX Raids from passes obtained after June 23rd 15:00 UTC will be for EX Raids to obtain Speed Forme Deoxys

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

The next Pokémon GO update has started to rollout on Android devices, with iOS expected soon. This version is 0.147.0 and contains various bug fixes, a new loading screen and more. We're currently looking further into it to see what else there is and will post if any new elements are found
Splash Image

Pokkén Tournament DX

In The Games Department

Pokkén Tournament DX

The next special Group Match has begun on Pokkén Tournament DX. From June 21st through 23rd, you can participate in the "Final Flicker" Group Match. This cup is a Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena. Participating in this brings a special title reward based on Chandelure, and if you place highly you'll get other titles based on your placement. If you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

Pokémon 2016 World Championships

In The Games Department

Pokémon International Championships

Today marks the first day of the third Pokémon North American International Championships in Columbus, Ohio, 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 14:00 BST / 09:00 EDT / 06:00 PDT / 00:00 AET
Click the following links to go to the respective streams
Pokémon International Championships - Alternating Stream
Pokémon Video Game International Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game International Championships

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Duel - Queen's Cup

20-06-2019 10:07 BST / 05:07 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 10:07 BST

Pokémon Duel

In The Games Department

Pokémon Duel - Update

A new Queen's Cup event has begun in Pokémon Duel. This cup has you play against players to earn a high score with various rewards based on it. It runs until June 24th at 07:59 UTC and offers another chance to get the Mega Gyarados figure for getting enough points

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Rumble Rush - Snorlax Eats Everything

19-06-2019 08:14 BST / 03:14 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 17:23 BST
Edit @ 12:11: Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In The Games Department

Pokémon Rumble Rush

The new event has started in Pokémon Rumble Rush with the new Version 1.1.0 update. This update adds a fix that allows for you to decide when to use the bonus you get when you purchase a set from a store.
This event is focused on an island based around Snorlax and contains various new Pokémon, new Gears and more. 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 next day
Updated Location Listings with further details of Snorlax Sea
Started updating Pokémon Listings with all details
Edit: The maintenance for the game has been indefinitely extended. We'll update when we have further information
Edit @ 14:47; The maintenance is over and we're starting to update with all details Edit @ 16:28: Updated the Gears listing
Edit @ 17:23: Updated the Challenges listing

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

The drawing for tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama is now open. In the Events tab of the game, you can now enter the drawing until June 27th at 00:00 UTC. From then, players will be contacted if they have been selected and will be able to obtain tickets for the event. This GO Fest runs from August 6th through to August 12th in Yokohama, Japan, though tickets can only be for one day

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon GO - Kyogre Raids + Global Challenge Event

18-06-2019 21:00 BST / 16:00 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 21:35 BST
Edit @ 21:35; Raikou Day

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Cresselia has now left Raid Battles in Pokémon GO and has been replaced by the Legendary Pokémon, Kyogre. From now until June 27th at 20;00 UTC, all Level 5 Raid Eggs that spawn will feature Kyogre, with Shiny Kyogre once again being possible from raids. With this, the raid bosses will be rotating
Edit @ 22:06: We are currently detailing all the Pokémon available as new Raid Bosses. Click the image to go to our page

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced the details of the Raikou Raid Day event. This event, unlocked by completing the challenges for GO Fest CHicago 2019 worldwide, will run on June 29th at 4pm local time. At that time, Raikou will be available in raids for a short period, with Shiny Raikou being possible to be encountered.

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

The next Pokémon GO event has begun. From now until June 25th 20:00 UTC you will receive ouble candy on Capture and Hatch, 1 guaranteed Rare Candy each raid and half egg distance. This was due to players around the globe meeting the targets to coincide with Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon GO - Global Challenge Event

17-06-2019 14:07 BST / 09:07 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check Tuesday's update for huge news. 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
Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 14:45 BST

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced the next Pokémon GO event. Due to all players globally hitting the targets required over the GO Fest Chicago 2019 weekend, from June 18th 20:00 UTC to June 25th 20:00 UTC the rewards of double candy on Capture and Hatch, guaranteed Rare Candy each raid and half egg distance has been unlocked. In addition to that, on a currently undisclosed date, a Raikou Raid Day event, featuring shiny Raikou will be held

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - World Hobby Fair + Pokémon Sun & Moon - Episode Pictures + Pokémon of the Week

16-06-2019 10:47 BST / 05:47 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check Tuesday's update for huge news. 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
Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 14:45 BST
Edit @ 12:27: Pokémon of the Week | Edit @ 14:25: World Hobby Fair

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In The Games Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield

With thanks to Japanese Nintendo for the tip, The Pokémon Company have set out their plans for World Hobby Fair Summer '19, which takes place in Chiba, Japan on June 29th and 30th. Within their presence at the World Hobby Fair, there will be special promotions for the upcoming movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION, some content with the hosts of the variety show Pokénchi and it also states that they will show off the latest information for Pokémon Sword & Shield. At present this is unclear if this will be brand new information or repeated information but should any new information come from World Hobby Fair, we'll post it the second we have it so be sure to keep checking back

Pikachu's Exciting Expedition

In The Anime Department

Pokémon Sun & Moon - Episode Pictures

As usual, we have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features what happened to Pikachu, Lycanroc, Meltan and Rowlet when Ash had been sent back in time by Celebi. 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.

Pokémon of the Week - Swampert

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks one hundred & thirty-fourth entry into the Generation VII competitive field with a Hoen 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 third generation. Swampert is very strong. It has enough power to easily drag a boulder weighing more than a ton. This Pokémon also has powerful vision that lets it see even in murky water. Swampert predicts storms by sensing subtle differences in the sounds of waves and tidal winds with its fins. If a storm is approaching, it piles up boulders to protect itself. It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms. So, here it is, the one-hundred & thirty-fourth entry, Swampert

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - More Galar Pokédex

15-06-2019 07:32 BST / 02:32 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check Tuesday's update for huge news. 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
Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 21:47 BST
Edit @ 21:47: GO Fest

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In The Games Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield

A new screenshot has surfaced on the official Chinese website for Pokémon Sword & Shield. This image shows a different angle to one of the images from last week but does confirm the inclusion of Noibat and thus Noivern in the Galar Pokédex. As such, we have updated our page accordingly

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Today, Niantic had to evacuate Grant Park and stop GO Fest for a few hours due to the weather. Due to this disruption, Niantic have announced that all ticket holders for today, Saturday June 15th, will have a make-up element in their game on Saturday June 22nd 2019 from 9am to 7pm in their local time which will cause Pokémon such as Machop, Horsea, Lapras, Lotad, Ralts, Mawile, Absol and more spawning more in the wild.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Sword & Shield Demo + Pokémon TCG - Remix Bout

14-06-2019 05:59 BST / 00:59 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check Tuesday's update for huge news. 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
Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 17:21 BST
Edit @ 06:59: Movie Distributions | Edit @ 17:21: Pokémon Sword & Shield Demo

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In The Games Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield

It has been confirmed that the Pokémon Sword & Shield demo that has been at E3 this past week will be at the Pokémon North American International Championship to play for all badged players and spectators next week from June 21st through 23rd in Columbus, Ohio. This demo has you play through the Water-type gym with a team of Grookey, Sobble, Scorbunny, Wooloo, Corviknight and Yamper facing off against trainers with various Pokémon including Gossifleur and Impidimp before facing Nessa, the Gym Leader, and her Dynamax capable Drednaw

Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION

In The Movies Department

Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION

The in theater distributions have been confirmed for the upcoming movie Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION. Unlike most prior years, there has been no game related distribution announced, but rather they have announced that if you go to the movie you will receive a special Armored Mewtwo Promo Card as well as the usual disc for the arcade game Pokémon Ga-Olé. It's currently unclear if this promotional card will come to the west
Promo Card

Pokkén Tournament DX

In The Games Department

Pokkén Tournament DX

The next special Group Match has been announced on Pokkén Tournament DX. From June 21st through June 23rd, you can participate in the "Final Flicker" Group Match. This cup is a Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena. Participating in this brings a special title reward based on Chandelure, and if you place highly you'll get other titles based on your placement. If you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

Pokémon Card Game - Remix Bout

In The Trading Card Game Department

Pokémon Sun & Moon - TCG Set Announced

The Pokémon Company have officially announced the next Pokémon Trading Card Game set in Japan and have started revealing cards for it. This set is called Remix Bout and will release in Japan on July 5th 2019. As such, our card listing and the associated Cardex have been updated with the details of this set with translation help from Riyu.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - E3 Updates + Pokémon GO Fest

13-06-2019 06:52 BST / 01:52 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday update for huge news. 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
Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 17:00 BST
Edit @ 15:34: Pokémon GO Fest | Edit @ 17:00 GO Fest Tie-In

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In The Games Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield

Some further details about Pokémon Sword & Shield were revealed in Famitsu. Within the interview with Masuda and Ohmori, it was confirmed that there is currently no decision to bring the existing Pokémon that can't be in Sword & Shield back into the game using patches, but those that don't will still have an active role in Pokémon HOME. It also stated that Mega Evolutions and Z-Moves will not appear in Sword & Shield

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Today is the start of the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago and with this, many Pokémon have started to spawn at the event including Pokémon such as Alolan Vulpix, Flower Crown Eevee and Unown that spell WAKE UP!, alongside the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi in Special Research. With this, some of the Pokémon that can be found in the park will be available in increased amounts worldwide. We're currently cataloguing every element of the event, including the Special Research as we can so be sure to check our section.

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

The Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019 Tie-In event has begun worldwide. This event features the increase in spawns of Horsea and some other GO Fest focused Pokémon, with Shiny Horsea now being available worldwide. With this, the GO Global Challenge has begun. From now until 00:00 UTC on June 17th, players have to get:
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago event attendees—Complete 1 million research tasks to unlock 2× Catch Candy
Team Instinct—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock guaranteed 1 Rare Candy per raid
Team Valor—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 1/2 Hatch Distance
Team Mystic—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 2× Hatch Candy
If all players complete these, then the bonuses will run from 20:00 UTC June 18th to 20:00 UTC June 25th and there will be a special Raikou Raid Day with Shiny Raikou available at a later date

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - E3 Updates

12-06-2019 07:06 BST / 02:06 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday update for huge news. 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
Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 19:45 BST
Edit @ 09;39: Pokémon Duel | Edit @ 18:03: Pokémon GO | Edit @ 19:45: Interview

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In The Games Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield

Following yesterday's reveals of two new Pokémon, various moves from Pokémon and so forth within the E3 demo, we have been continuing to update various sections with more details as they come. The following pages have been updated
We have updated the New Pokémon page with moves Pokémon use in the demo
We have updated the Galar Pokédex page with more Pokémon in the game
We have updated the Max Moves section with more details on the mechanics behind Max Moves and more details from more discovered moves

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In The Games Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In an interview with USgamer, Junichi Masuda has reiterated that the volume of higher quality animations required due to the Nintendo Switch for such a large amount of Pokémon was a big part in their decision to cut connectivity with Pokémon not in the Galar Pokédex. With that, it also brought the balance of the competitive scene into the fold in order to make the best decisions and keep the competitive nature of the game which results in them going back to reevaluate the best selection. The quote from the interview is as follows

There are a couple of different parts to the thinking behind it, but really the biggest reason for it is just the sheer number of Pokemon. We already have well over 800 Pokemon species, and there's going to be more added in these games. And now that they're on the Nintendo Switch, we're creating it with much higher fidelity with higher quality animations. But even more than that, it's coming down to the battle system. We're making sure we can keep everything balanced and give all the Pokemon that appear in the games a chance to shine.
We knew at some point we weren't going to be able to indefinitely keep supporting all of the Pokemon, and we just found that Sword and Shield would probably be a good point to go back and reevaluate what would be the best selection of Pokemon that appeal to the widest audience while keeping into consideration the balance of the battle system. It isn't just going to be all-new Pokemon in the Galar region Pokedex; there's still going to be a lot of favorites that fans will be able to bring over that they've adventured with previously. But yeah, it was pretty much just balancing and getting this optimal selection of Pokemon for the adventure we wanted to provide.

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced the next Pokémon GO event. This is the GO Fest Chicago tie-in and features increased spawns of Horsea. With this it can be found as a Shiny. It runs from 16:00 UTC tomorrow, June 13th throughout the GO Fest Chicago period

Pokémon Duel

In The Games Department

Pokémon Duel

The Pokémon Duel update is now available. This update brings a variety of bug fixes. First, it has implemented the figure updates that were announced on Friday.
There's also a log-in bonus to get an Aerodactyl figure
Next, a plethora of new figures have been released
The UX figures are Mega Heracross, Mega Pinsir, Tornadus Therian Forme
The EX figures are Heracross, Gyarados, Pinsir, Tornadus Incarnate Forme
The R figures are Volcarona
The UC figures are Larvesta, Carnivine
Our full Pokémon Duel Figure Database has been updated with these figures, including new functions that display the Z-Moves a Pokémon can use and those move's effects

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - E3 Reveal + Pokémon GO Global Challenge + Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Shiny Tapu Fini Event & Special Battle Season 16

11-06-2019 05:03 BST / 00:03 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check Wednesday's update for huge news. 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
Since the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Discord Chat has been rife with discussion, so be sure to visit it. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 19:26 BST
Edit @ 05:07: Special Battle | Edit @ 11:40: Pokémon Center Osaka DX | Edit @ 13:57: Pokémon GO Global Challenge | Edit @ 14:01; Pokémon Sword & Shield at E3

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In The Games Department

Nintendo Direct

Today is the day of Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct and Treehouse Live. This Direct is to show 40 minutes of games and has now been confirmed to contain Pokémon Sword & Shield information. It starts at 17:00 BST / 18:00 CEST / 12:00 EDT / 09:00 PDT. As such, we'll be hosting the livestream below and will update with all information as and when it happens so be sure to check back
Edit @ 17:25: You can use the Poké Ball Plus with Pokémon Sword & Shield to store Pokémon
Edit @ 17:27: The Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa has been revealed. She uses a Dynamaxed Drednaw
Edit @ 17:31: We have updated our Gym Leaders page to include Nessa
Edit @ 17:52: Grookey's new move revealed yesterday is called Branch Poke
Edit @ 17:57: Areas in the Wild Area include Lake Miloch, Rolling Hills and Lake Axewell
Edit @ 18:01: The icons that appear on the left of the screen are notification icons from your friends to see what they're up to, what they've caught, trade requests and so forth as part of the Y-Comm item. Other players can appear in the Wild Area when you're connected and they can give items, this is through local and online connections
Edit @ 18:03: You can only take 1 Pokémon to a Max Raid Battle and can choose based on party or box. Each battle has got a 10 turn limit
Edit @ 18:05: Dynamax Pokémon can sometimes use multiple moves. In Max Raid Battles, the player that can Dynamax changes each turn but like said before, only one can per Raid Battle.
Edit @ 18:07: A barrier spawns around half health that needs to be taken down before the Pokémon can be damaged again. Each attack reduces at least one part of the gauge
Edit @ 18:13: Pokémon HOME can only transfer Pokémon to Sword & Shield if they appear in the Galar Pokédex. This means many Pokémon will be completely unavailable in Pokémon Sword & Shield
Edit @ 18;18: We have updated the Galar Pokédex page with more Pokémon found in the games
Edit @ 18:35: We have added new Pre-Release Screenshots
Edit @ 18:38: If you connect a new Poké Ball Plus with Pokémon Sword & Shield, you can send the Mythical Pokémon, Mew to Sword & Shield
Edit @ 19:06: Created a page on the Y-Comm
Edit @ 19:07: Updated the page on Max Moves
Edit @ 19:15: Updated the page on Max Raid Battles
Edit @ 19:25: A new Pokémon is seen in the E3 demo. It is called Yamper and knows moves including Spark and Play Rough. Pictures thanks to SebPro101
Edit @ 19:28: Another new Pokémon was revealed called Impidimp
Edit @ 19:29: We have updated our New Pokémon Page with these Pokémon
Edit @ 19:46: Yamper is Electric-type and has a new ability that collects the first failed throw of a Poké Ball
Edit @ 19:52: Updated the page on New Abilities
Edit @ 19:55: Impidimp is Dark/Fairy-type
Edit @ 20:05: We have updated our New Pokémon Page with more moves known by the Pokémon in the demo
Edit @ 21:58: We have updated our New Pokémon Page with more moves known by the Pokémon in the demo including Impidimp
Edit @ 22:01: Each Pokémon has got a specific "Dynamax Level". At present it's unclear what Dynamax Levels mean
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Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon amiibo

Nintendo have announced the Incineroar amiibo. This is the last of the Pokémon amiibo revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and is due for worldwide release in November 2019

Pokémon GO

In The Games Department

Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced the next Pokémon GO Global Challenge to tie in with the GO Fests.Complete tasks in conjunction with GO Fests to make Shiny Raikou, Entei & Suicune unlock as well as bonuses. The tasks are as follows
Chicago - June 13th - 16th
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago event attendees—Complete 1 million research tasks to unlock 2× Catch Candy
Team Instinct—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock guaranteed 1 Rare Candy per raid
Team Valor—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 1/2 Hatch Distance
Team Mystic—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 2× Hatch Candy
Bonuses run from June 18th 20:00 UTC to June 25th 2019. Raids later on will include Raikou which can be Shiny

Dortmund - July 4th through 7th
Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund event attendees—Complete 1 million research tasks to unlock 3× Catch XP
Team Instinct—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 1-hour Lucky Eggs
Team Valor—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 3× Hatch XP
Team Mystic—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 2× Raid XP
Bonuses run from July 9th 20:00 UTC to July 16th 2019. Raids on July 14th will include Entei which can be Shiny

Yokosuka - August 5th - 12th
Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama event attendees—Complete 2 million research tasks to unlock 3× Catch Stardust
Team Instinct—Complete 25 million research tasks globally to unlock guaranteed 3,000 Stardust per raid
Team Valor—Complete 25 million research tasks globally to unlock 3× Hatch Stardust
Team Mystic—Complete 25 million research tasks globally to unlock 1-hour Star Pieces
Bonuses run from August 13h 9th 20:00 UTC to August 20th 2019. Raids on August 17th will include Suicune which can be Shiny

Pokémon Sun & Moon

In The Games Department

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Shiny Tapu Fini Event

For those of you who participated in the recent 2019 International Challenge May, the entry gift is now available to all qualifying players through this link after logging into the Global Link. This gift is a Shiny Tapu Fini, the first time it has been available as Shiny internationally which comes at Level 60 with the moves Nature's Madness, Muddy Water, Aqua Ring, Hydro Pump and holds a Misty Seed and can be redeemed until July 30th. Our Event Database has been updated with the details of this eventn

Pokémon Sun & Moon

In The Games Department

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Special Battle Season 15

The Battle Spot Special Battle rules for Season 15 have been revealed. Season 16 will run from June 18th through September 2nd and runs on Sun & Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, with rankings separate to eachother. This ruleset only allows Pokémon haven't ranked in top 30 during Seasons 7 to 15 in Single Battles
Battle type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: No Venusaur, Charizard, Cloyster, Gengar, Kangaskhan, Gyarados, Snorlax, Zapdos, Dragonite, Azumarill, Scizor, Skarmory, Porygon2, Tyranitar, Blaziken, Breloom, Mawile, Salamence, Metagross, Garchomp, Lucario, Hippowdon, Gliscor, Mamoswine, Rotom, Heatran, Serperior, Excadrill, Ferrothorn, Hydreigon, Volcarona, Thundurus, Landorus, Greninja, Aegislash, Toxapex, Mimikyu, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Fini, Celesteela, Kartana, and Naganadel or Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, Zeraora, and Ash-Greninja.

The other standard rules apply, including all set to Level 50 if above that, and you choose 1 Pokémon out of your 6, and you cannot have two Pokémon holding the same hold item. Battles have a 10 minute duration, with turns having a 60 second timer. Pokémon transferred through Pokémon Bank are usable in this ruleset

Pokémon Sun & Moon

In The Pokémon Department

Pokémon Center Osaka DX

A brand new Pokémon Center has been announced. Following the announcement of Pokémon Center Shibuya two weeks ago, another pokémon Center has been announced for Japan. This Pokémon Center is Pokémon Center Osaka DX and follows in the footsteps of Pokémon Center Tokyo DX in that it contains a Pokémon Café. The Osaka Pokémon Center will include giant statues of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. It is located in Shinsaibashi-suji within central Osaka and will open on September 20th

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