PokéNews (July 19): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: Pokémon Sword and Shield playable at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Duel
  • amiibo

Pokémon GO

Community Day

Niantic have announced that players who evolve Marshtomp during the upcoming Community Day or up to 1h afterward will be able to get a Swampart that knows the Hydro Cannon move.

Source: Niantic (Twitter)


Several new boxes are now available in the in-game Store:

  • Special Box (480 Coins): Premium Raid Pass x2, Star Piece x3, Egg Incubator x2, Lucky Egg x2
  • Great Box (780 Coins): Premium Raid Pass x3, Super Incubator x3, Incense x4, Lucky Egg x3
  • Ultra Box (1480 Coins): Premium Raid Pass x14, Super Incubator x8, Star Piece x6, Max Revive x6
  • Adventure Box (1480 Coins): Super Incubator x15, Star Piece x6, Egg Incubator x4, Max Revive x6

Source: Serebii


The beta version of the PokéStop nomination system is now live in Findland. As usual, you need to be Level 40 in order to use it!

Source: Niantic (Twitter)

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Headed to the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend? If yes, make sure to drop by the Nintendo Gaming Lounge (located at the San Diego Marriot Marquis & Marina hotel) if you want to try out Pokémon Sword and Shield ahead of launch. Of course, it’s the same demo that’s already been playable at various events around the world.

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

Source: Nintendo PR

Pokémon Duel

A new event for Pokémon Duel went live today: the latest Team Match event. Here’s all you need to know:

  • Teams: Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus
  • When: July 19th to July 22nd (rewards available until July 24th)

Source: Serebii / Official Twitter account


Here’s two video clips showcasing the Pichu and Pokémon Trainer amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series, now available in Europe and Japan (and releasing on July 26th in North America):


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