PokéNews (September 20): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: various tidbits for Pokémon Sword and Shield, but also…

  • Ultra Final Online Competition
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • LINE
  • Game Freak
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Japan, The Pokémon Company have opened a special website to promote Pokémon Sword and Shield, called Pokémon Dynamax Camera. It allows you to add Dynamax Pokémon to pictures of the real world, and then share it with other people. Click here to check it out (only works via a smartphone).

Also, The Pokémon Company have announced that the demo for Pokémon Sword and Shield will be playable at the Pokémon Center Store in London, from October 18th to November 15th. They specify that access to the demo area will be limited.

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

Source: The Pokémon Company / 4Gamer

Ultra Final Online Competition

On Tuesday, the final Online Competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon was announced. It’s called Ultra Final Online Competition, and it will allow you to get a Serial Code for a Shiny Tapu Koko. Here’s all you need to know about the competition:

  • Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
  • Sign-up: September 27th to October 3rd
  • Battles: October 4th to October 6th
  • Results: October (date TBA)
  • Battle type: Single (3 Pokémon sent to battle, out of 6)
  • Pokémon restrictions: none (every Pokémon from the National Dex allowed, from #001 to #807, including duplicate Pokémon)
  • Item restrictions: none (all items, including Mega Stones and Z-Crystals)

As usual, you can find more details about the Serial Codes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on this page!

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO

Community Day

Niantic have announced that the next Community Day (taking place on October 12th) will feature Trapinch. Here’s the bonuses that will be active during the event:

  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-Hour Lures
  • chance of getting 2km Eggs containing Trapinch from PokéStops

Source: Niantic / The Pokémon Company

Legendary Raid Hour

Due to technical issues, the Legendary Raid Hour with Mewtwo has been postponed until a later date. A new date will be announced… at a later date.

Source: Niantic (Twitter)

Pokémon Trading Card Game

The Pokémon Company have announced the Comic Eclipse Build & Battle Box for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, releasing on November 15th in Europe and North America. It includes the following:

  • A 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including 1 of 4 alternate-art promo cards
  • 4 Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse booster packs
  • 1 deck-building tip sheet

And here’s some more details about the box:

Get a start on your Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse collection and quickly assemble a selection of cards to help form a playable deck with the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse Build & Battle Box. Each Build & Battle Box contains a 23-card Evolution pack, which includes an exclusive foil promo card as well as cards from current and prior sets. The selection of cards is designed to give you a strong foundation for building a new deck. There are also four 10-card booster packs from Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse to expand your roster. Get ready to face your opponents with a Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse Build & Battle Box!

On the same day, the Hidden Fates Ultra-Premium Collection will also be released. It includes the following:

  • 3 full-art foil cards: Shiny Rayquaza-GX plus special gold versions of Solgaleo-GX and Lunala-GX
  • 1 card holder featuring Shiny Rayquaza, to show off your favorite Pokémon TCG card
  • 15 Pokémon TCG: Hidden Fates booster packs
  • A full-size Pokémon TCG playmat for your next game
  • And a code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

And here’s some more details about the Collection:

In the deep vastness where Legendary Pokémon roam, it is astonishingly rare to see even a single such legend—let alone three at once! This Ultra-Premium Collection combines the power of three Legendary Pokémon in one set of amazing etched foil cards, plus a trove of extras and accessories not found anywhere else.

Source: The Pokémon Company


Yesterday, the latest set of Pokémon animated stickers was released on LINE (available from the Sticker Shop). It’s called 24/7 Pokémon, and it costs 1.99€ / £1.49 / $1.99 / 240 Yen. Here’s some pictures:

And here’s pictures of some Pokémon merchandise based on the same designs as the stickers:

Source: Gamer / Gamer

Game Freak

Here’s the latest video from the Game Freak YouTube Channel:

Pokémon Kids TV

Here’s the latest video from the Pokémon Kids TV YouTube Channel:




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