PokéNews (January 9): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: latest Pokémon Sword and Shield news, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon The Movie (2020)
  • Pokémon anime series
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The latest Online Competition for Pokémon Sword and Shield is called Galar Newcomers. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Pokémon allowed: only Pokémon discovered in the Galar region (including Galarian Forms)
  • Pokémon banned: all other Pokémon, as well as Zacian and Zamazenta
  • Battles: Double
  • Registration: January 16th to January 23rd
  • Battles: January 24th to January 26th
  • Participation prize: 50BP

If you want to train for this Online Competition, you can download the rules in-game.

Also, to celebrate, The Pokémon Company have shared a new Serial Code: GALAR. It allows you to get 1 Bottle Cap, and has to be redeemed before February 28th.

Check out this page for the list of Serial Codes for Pokémon Sword and Shield!

Source: Serebii

Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced that the next Community Day will feature Piplup, with the following features/bonuses:

  • Piplup much more frequently in the wild and in raids
  • Shiny Piplup will also show up
  • If you evolve Prinplup into Empoleon during the event or up to two hours afterward, the Empoleon will know an exclusive move (TBA)
  • By spinning PokéStops, you may receive Eggs that will hatch into Piplup
  • Lure Modules will last for three hours
  • Eggs will require one-quarter the usual Hatch Distance when placed in Incubators

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon The Movie (2020)

It has been announced that the debut trailer for the next Pokémon movie will be shown during the next episode of Oha Suta in Japan. As usual, the full version should be available on YouTube shortly after.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon anime series

The Pokémon Company have announced that the next episode of the latest Pokémon anime series, which airs on Sunday (January 12th), will have Marie Iitoyo (who was designated “official Pokémon anime supporter”) as guest voice actress. She will voice a character known as Misaki.

Here’s some screenshots from that episode:

The latest episode of the Pokémon anime series airs on January 11th in Japan.

Source: Gamer

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s some pictures for the latest set of Pokémon merchandise from Japan:

Source: 4Gamer

Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing this Sunday (January 12th) in Japan:

Pokémon Kids TV

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



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