PokéNews (December 6): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: new Serial Code for Pokémon Sword and Shield in Japan, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Game Freak
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The Pokémon Company have announced a new Serial Code distribution for Pokémon Sword and Shield in Japan. Starting December 8th, fans who make any purchase (except pre-orders) at any Pokémon Center or Pokémon Store (including online) will receive a booklet about the new Pokémon anime series. Inside, there’s a Serial Code to be redeemed in-game for 100 Poké Balls.

There’s no end date for this distribution (which effectively lasts until there’s no more booklets to distribute), but the Serial Code has to be redeemed before March 31st. Also, even though the reward is just some Poké Balls and not a legendary Pokémon, you can only redeem one Serial Code once per save file.

As usual, you can find more details about the various Serial Codes for Pokémon Sword and Shield on this page!

Finally, here’s the making of videos for the latest TV Commercials for the game in Japan:

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced that following players feedback, Rare Candy rewards have been adjusted in Raid Battles, and the Charged TMs as rewards in four-star raids are now guaranteed.

Source: Niantic (Twitter)

Pokémon Trading Card Game

Here’s pictures of Pokémon Trading Card Game goodies coming to Pokémon Center stores across Japan on December 19th:

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s some pictures of the latest set of Ditto plushies / keyrings, coming to Pokémon Center stores in Japan:

Source: The Pokémon Company

Game Freak

Here’s the latest video from the Game Freak YouTube Channel:

Pokémon Kids TV

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


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