PokéNews (June 12): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

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

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Masters
  • Pokémon Journeys
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Pokémon merchandise

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The latest Pokémon distribution for Pokémon Sword and Shield is now live. Here’s all you need to know about it:

  • [Worldwide] Galarian Meowth (with Unnerve) + Set of items (50 Big Nugget and 100 EXP. Candy L) – Available via Mystery Gift

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO

32-bit Android devices

Niantic have announced that starting with an upcoming update set to be released in early August 2020, Niantic will drop support for 32-bit Android devices. In other words, unless your device is 64-bits, you will no longer be able to play Pokémon GO at all. You will no longer have access to your account on this device, which includes PokéCoins or items in the Item Bag. To keep playing, you will need to switch to a 64-bit Android device (or iOS).

Here’s some examples of devices that will be impacted:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J2, J3
  • Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
  • Motorola Moto G (1st generation)
  • OnePlus One
  • HTC One (M8)
  • ZTE Overture 3
  • LG Fortune, Tribute
  • Nexus 6
  • Many Android devices released before 2015

According to Niantic, this change is being made so that the development team can “streamline [their] development process and focus resources on supporting newer operating systems and technologies”.

Source: Niantic

PokéCoin system

Niantic have announced some changes regarding the current PokéCoin rewards test for Trainers in Australia. The following changes will start to apply once the update is live, and are being made following players feedback:

  • The maximum number of PokéCoins earned per day will be 50.
  • The number of PokéCoins earned from defending Gyms will be six per hour.
  • The maximum number of PokéCoins earned per day from defending Gyms will be 30.
  • The number of PokéCoins earned per day from completing the featured activities in the Today View will be 20.

Source: Niantic

Pokémon Masters

Here’s a promo video for the Legendary Arena event featuring Entei in Pokémon Masters, now live until June 25th:

Pokémon Journeys

Heads up for fans of the Pokémon anime series: Pokémon Journeys, the latest season, is now available on Netflix. The first 12 episodes are available right away, with new ones to be added every quarter.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Trading Card Game

The Pokémon Company have announced that the next set for the Pokémon Trading Card Game in Japan. It’s called Densetsu no Koudo (lit. Beat of Legends), and it will be released on July 10th.

Here’s some pictures:

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of Pokémon toys (inspired by Pokémon The Movie: Coco), coming to Happy Meal sets on June 19th in Japan:

Source: 4Gamer


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