PokéNews (August 20): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon Masters

Today’s Pokémon news: video message for Pokémon Sword and Shield (+ Pokémon Global Link news), but also…

  • Pokémon Masters
  • Pokémon TCG
  • Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Nintendo have shared a video message from Shigeru Ohmori (Director), which features footage of a town in Pokémon Sword and Shield:

Speaking of Pokémon Sword and Shield, The Pokémon Company have confirmed that it will not make use of the Pokémon Global Link service (which doesn’t come as a surprise if you read the latest set of details, shared last week).

The usual features associated to Pokémon Global Link will instead be provided by the following:

  • Rating Battle and Online Competitions will be available directly in-game, using the connectivity features of the Nintendo Switch
  • Rankings, Distribution Regulations, Events Calendar will be available via the Pokémon Home app on smart devices
  • Game Sync will not be required at all

More details about Pokémon Home will be shared at a later date.

Pokémon Sword and Shield (Switch) comes out on November 15th worldwide.
Pokémon Home (Switch – eShop, Android, iOS) does not have a release date yet.

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Masters

Here’s the latest character introductions for Pokémon Masters, introducing Sawyer and Rachel:

Sawyer supports Lear as a member of his loyal staff. Rachel respects Lear for his single-minded determination, despite his arrogant nature. The two of them seem to trust Lear a lot!

And here’s the latest illustration for the game:

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

Source: The Pokémon Company (Twitter) / The Pokémon Company (Twitter)

Pokémon TCG

The Pokémon Company have shared a new article about the Pokémon TCG, showcasing cards from the Sun & Moon—Unified Minds sets (released on August 2nd in Europe and North America). Click here to check it out!

Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing this Sunday in Japan:

Pokémon Kids TV

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



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