PokéNews (April 10): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon Duel

Today’s Pokémon news: move naming contest for Pokémon Sword and Shield, but also…

  • Pokémon Duel
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine, to be released on Monday (April 15th) shares details about a name naming contest for Pokémon Sword and Shield in Japan. Here’s details about the move that fans have to come up with a name for:

  • Type: Steel (Special)
  • Damage: 140
  • Effects: deals lots of damage, but causes the user to lose half its HP

And here’s some additional details about the contest:

  • Name: has to be 8 characters long (Katakana, Hiragana, Romaji)
  • Deadline: May 10th
  • Prizes:
    • 1st place (1 winner): Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
    • Runner-ups (20 winners): Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield

More details about the contest should surface later this week, and on Monday at the very latest.

Pokémon Sword and Shield (Switch) comes out this Fall worldwide.

Source: CoroCoro
Via: ryokutya2089, Serebii

Pokémon Duel

As announced last week, the latest Software update for Pokémon Duel was released today. It adds the following figures:

  • UX Figures = Arceus, Blacephalon, Stakataka, Mega Steelix, Mega Metagross, Shiny Mega Rayquaza
  • EX Figures = Victini, Steelix, Shiny Metagross
  • R Figures = are Rapidash
  • UC Figures = Ponyta

The following events also went live:

  • special Time Boosters available during weekends
  • Log-in Bonus: Shiny Metagross, UX and EX Cubes (weekly)
  • Player Pass: Honedge, Doublade, Aegislash coming this month; Shiny Mega Rayquaza figure and Meteoric Teaching plate now available
  • Sale: 50% off for new Plates and Figure & Plate Cases expansions

As usual, you can find more details about the various Software updates for Pokémon Duel on this page!

Source: Serebii

Pokémon merchandise

The Pokémon Company have revealed the latest A Day with Pikachu figure by Funko Pop, coming “soon” to the Pokémon Center Online website. This time, the figure features Pikachu and Flabébé!

Here’s what it looks like:

And here’s pictures of the latest Pokémon “Cable Bite” figures/accessories, releasing later this month in Japan (price: 680 Yen):

Source: The Pokémon Company / Famitsu

Pokémon Kids TV

Here’s the latest videos from the Pokémon Kids TV YouTube Channel:



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