PokéNews (August 15): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: pre-order bonus for the Pokémon Sword and Shield Double Pack on Amazon (US), but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Masters
  • Pokémon World Championships 2019

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Amazon have announced that players who pre-order (NB: affiliate link) the Pokémon Sword and Shield Double Pack will get a Serial Code for the same Gold Studded Leather Case also offered as pre-order bonus at various retailers around the world.

Here’s what the case looks like:

Pokémon Sword and Shield (Switch) comes out on November 15th worldwide.

Source: Amazon (Twitter)

Pokémon GO

Global Challenge Ultra Bonus

Since absolutely all the tasks of the Global Challenge were completed, the Ultra Bonus was unlocked. It will take place over the course of several weeks, with more details to be shared on August 20th.

Week 1 – September 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Trainers can enjoy a chance to work on their Johto Pokédex while exploring and raiding. Put on your walking shoes, as Pokémon never before seen in Eggs in Pokémon GO will be hatching during this time.

Week 2 – September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Pokémon from across the globe will join in the celebration this week, along with a special appearance by a Mythical Pokémon that will be available to challenge in raids.

Week 3 – September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Unusual Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during this week. Noteworthy opponents are coming to raids, too. Over the course of the event, you may also be able to add some Pokémon to your Kanto Pokédex that previously eluded you in your part of the world. Venture out to take on challenges and make discoveries. As always, happy exploring, Trainers!

Source: Niantic

Adventure Sync

Niantic have started rolling out a new Adventure Sync mode, which allows you to capture new Pokémon while Adventure Sync is active, but the game itself is closed. Right now, it’s only available in Australia, but we don’t know when it’s coming to other countries.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama

Niantic have shared the usual recap for the latest Pokémon GO Fest event, which took place in Yokohama (Japan) last week: click here to check it out!

Pokémon Masters

Here’s the latest picture for Pokémon Masters:

Pokémon Masters (Android, iOS) comes out this Summer.

Source: The Pokémon Company (Twitter)

Pokémon World Championships 2019

Here’s the latest Trainer Spotlight video for the Pokémon World Championships 2019:


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