PokéNews (April 23) – Pokémon: Twilight Wings / Pokémon Sword and Shield

Today’s Pokémon news: English version of the latest episode of the Pokémon: Twilight Wings web anime series, but also…

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Championships

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Here’s the English version of the 4th episode of the Pokémon: Twilight Wings web anime series (Early-Evening Waves):

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The Pokémon Company have announced the ruleset for Series 4 of Ranked Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Here’s all you need to know:

  • When: May 1st to July 1st
  • Pokémon allowed: National Pokédex. Must be caught/hatched in Pokémon Sword and Shield, or transferred via Pokémon Home
  • Pokémon banned: Mewtwo, Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Marshadow, Zeraora, Meltan, Melmetal, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus
  • Gigantamax Pokémon allowed: Charizard, Butterfree, Pikachu, Meowth, Machamp, Gengar, Kingler, Lapras, Eevee, Snorlax, Garbodor, Corviknight, Orbeetle, Drednaw, Coalossal, Flapple, Appletun, Sandaconda, Toxtricity, Centiskorch, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, Alcremie, Copperajah, Duraludon
  • Battles: Singles (3 Pokémon out of 6 sent to battle) and Doubles (4 Pokémon out of 6 sent to battle)
  • Level: 50 (lowered if above that)

If you want to train using that ruleset, you can download the rules from the Battle Stadium.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon GO

Abra Community Day

Here’s a short promo video for the Abra Community Day, which takes place on April 25th:

Go Battle Day: Marill

Niantic have announced that the make-up Go Battle Day: Marill event for Europe will take place on April 26th. It will feature Marill as reward encounter. And on the same day, two additional Go Battle League sets will be available worldwide.

Source: Niantic (Twitter)

Pokémon Championships

The Pokémon Company have announced that, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pokémon Japan Championships 2020 have been cancelled. They were originally supposed to take place on June 27th and June 28th, but in order to ensure the health and safety of all parties involved, they have been cancelled altogehter (just like all the other official Pokémon events worldwide, including the Pokémon World Championships 2020).

Despite that cancellation, the 2020 International Challenge May Online Competition in Pokémon Sword and Shield will be held as scheduled. Of course, players will not be able to earn any Championships Points if they take part.

Source: The Pokémon Company


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