PokéNews (March 13): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

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

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon: Twilight Wings
  • Pokémon Home
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
  • Pokémon anime series

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Shiny Celebi and Zarude

The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine (releasing on March 14th in Japan) has some further details about the Shiny Celebi and Shiny Zarude distribution for Japan (available via Serial Code obtained by pre-purchase tickets for Pokémon The Movie: Coco). To be more precise, we have details about the moves both Pokémon will know, and the hold item they come with:

  • Shiny Celebi: Magical Leaf, Future Sight, Life Dew, and Heal Bell. Comes with Lucky Egg item;
  • Shiny Zarude: Close Combat, Power Whip, Swagger, and Snarl. Comes with Leftovers items.

Source: CoroCoro
Via: Serebii

Online Competition

The latest Online Competition for Pokémon Sword and Shield is called Extreme Speed! Single Battles!, and here’s all you need to know about it:

  • Battles: Single, 1 Pokémon sent to battle
  • Rules: shorter match, turn, and Pokémon selection times; no Pokémon previews
  • Pokémon allowed: all Pokémon useable in Pokémon Sword and Shield (including those transferred via Pokémon Home)
  • Pokémon banned: Dynamax Pokémon
  • Registration: March 12th to March 20th
  • Battles: March 20th to March 23rd
  • Participation prize: 50BP

Source: Serebii

Pokémon GO

Community Day

Niantic have announced that the Community Day for this month, featuring Abra, has been delayed to a later date. Also, the developers have made the following changes to the game:

  • A one-time purchase bundle of 30 Incense for 1 PokéCoin. Incense will also last for one hour.
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during this time period
  • PokéStops will now drop Gifts more frequently
  • Pokémon habitats will increase and more Pokémon will be appearing in the wild

Source: Niantic


Niantic have made some announcement regarding Genesect:

  • a Genesect-themed weekend event will take place from March 20th to March 23rd
  • A Drive to Investigate, a Special Research story event, will take place from March 20th to March 26th

Check out this page for all the details!

Special Raid Weekends

Nianic have announced that the Special Raid Weekends featuring Lugia and Cobalion have been extended:

  • Cobalion: from March 17th to March 23rd
  • Lugia: from March 24th to March 31st

Source: Niantic

Pokémon Home

Thanks to the latest server-side update, the following issues have been fixed in Pokémon Home:

  • challenges that go missing when have already been redeemed;
  • Magaerna is now gifted to all players who have completed the National Pokédex, even if they don’t have one of each Pokémon.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

The Pokémon Company have announced that the 3rd episode of the Pokémon: Twilight Wings web anime series will be released on March 17th worldwide.

Source: The Pokémon Company (Twitter)

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Here’s the latest commercial for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX:

And here’s the latest trailer for the game:

Pokémon anime series

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


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