PokéNews (July 1): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: message from Junichi Masuda about the missing Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)
  • Pokémon Masters
  • Pokémon merchandise

Pokémon Sword and Shield

On Friday, Junichi Masuda shared a message aimed at fans, which addresses the issue of missing Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield (that will not be transferrable from previous games).

The message is as follows:

Thank you to all of our fans for caring so deeply about Pokémon. Recently, I shared the news that some Pokémon cannot be transferred to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. I’ve read all your comments and appreciate your love and passion for Pokémon.

Just like all of you, we are passionate about Pokémon and each and every one of them is very important to us. After so many years of developing the Pokémon video games, this was a very difficult decision for me. I’d like to make one thing clear: even if a specific Pokémon is not available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, that does not mean it will not appear in future games.

The world of Pokémon continues to evolve. The Galar region offers new Pokémon to encounter, Trainers to battle, and adventures to embark on. We are pouring our hearts into these games, and we hope you will look forward to joining us on this new journey.

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

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO

Shiny Alolan Pokémon

As part of the 3rd Anniversary event, the following Alolan Pokémon are now available in their Shiny variant:

  • Rattata
  • Sandshrew
  • Vulpix
  • Diglett
  • Meowth
  • Geodude
  • Grimer
  • Exeggutor

Source: Niantic (Twitter)


Some new boxes are now available in the Store:

  • Special Box (480 Coins): Premium Raid Pass x3, Star Piece x2, Egg Incubator x1, Lucky Egg x3
  • Great Box (780 Coins): Premium Raid Pass x4, Super Incubator x3, Star Piece x6, Max Revive x5
  • Ultra Box (1480 Coins): Premium Raid Pass x15, Super Incubator x6, Incense x4, Lucky Egg x4
  • Adventure Box (1480 Coins): Super Incubator x15, Incense x4, Egg Incubator x2, Lucky Egg x4

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Sun and Moon (anime)

Here’s the latest video for the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, with:

  • promo video for the Alola League arc, which starts on July 7th in Japan
  • preview for the next episode, which airs on Sunday

Pokémon Masters

Here’s the latest set of details and pictures for Pokémon Masters:

  • Sync Pairs

On Pasio, each Trainer has a trusted Pokémon partner, and they operate together as one cohesive unit called a sync pair. The bonds of friendship between Trainer and Pokémon are very important for sync pairs!

  • Brock & Onix

Known as the rock-solid Pokemon Trainer, Brock is a reliable Gym Leader who watches over and supports younger Trainers. He goes along with you on your adventure, acting as your coach.

  • Pokémon Masters League

Your goal in Pokemon Masters is to participate in an elite team-battle tournament known as the Pokémon Masters League (PML). Join the PML, face off against elite Trainers, and battle your way to the top!

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

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of the latest set of Pokémon figures from Bandai:

And here’s pictures of Pokémon Love IT’S DEMO merchandise:

Source: Gamer / The Pokémon Company


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