PokéNews (March 9): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

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

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon anime series
  • 2020 Pokémon Europe International Championships

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The latest Wild Area event for Pokémon Sword and Shield is now live. It runs until March 25th, and it features the following:

  • Gigantamax Machamp and Gigantamax Gengar in Max Raid Battles more frequently
  • Gigantamax Snorlax returning to Max Raid Battles

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Here’s the latest trailers for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, now available worldwide:

And here’s a few music tracks from the original versions of the game, Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team:

Pokémon GO

Niantic have announced that the Safari Zone event in St. Louis has been postponed, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It’s not clear when the event will take place, but it has been confirmed that players who bougt a ticket will be able to:

  • keep it if they’re planning to attend the rescheduled event
  • get a refund by March 25th

Early April, Niantic will announce whether the next Safari Zone events, in Liverpool and Philadelphia, will also be postponed or not.

Click here for more details!

Pokémon anime series

Here’s the preview for the next episode of the Pokémon anime series, which airs on Sunday (March 15th) in Japan:

2020 Pokémon Europe International Championships

The Pokémon Company have announced that the 2020 Pokémon Europe International Championships have been cancelled, due to ongoing concerns regarding the Coronavirus. Right now, it’s not clear whether other upcoming events will be cancelled, but The Pokémon Company will keep players up to date via the usual channels (website, social media). You can find more details on this page!



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