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On the Origin of Species: Sobble, Drizzile, and Inteleon

After almost exactly seven years, Bulbagarden's On the Origin of Species has returned.

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May11
Details for Pokémon GO's Luminous Legends Y event revealed

Niantic has announced details for the Luminous Legends Y event. Following the debut of Xerneas, the other Legendary Pokémon from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, the Destruction Pokémon Yveltal will be appearing in Pokémon GO.

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May11
Pokémon GO Special Weekend event to be held in the US and Japan as well

We reported over the weekend that a Pokémon GO Special Weekend event would be held in Mexico in collaboration with 7-11. We now know the same event will also be held in the United States and Japan, with different commercial partners, specifically Verizon (US) and Yoshinoya (Japan).

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May8
A Pokémon GO x 7-Eleven Special Weekend event in Mexico; worldwide bonuses also available

Niantic has announced another Pokémon GO and 7-Eleven collaboration event in Mexico. During the event, Trainers with an Event Ticket will be able to encounter featured Pokémon using Incense and through Field Research, receive items from Timed Research, and several other bonuses. Trainers without an Event Ticket may still enjoy some bonuses. Ways to obtain the Event Ticket will be announced on the 7-Eleven Mexico website at a later date.

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May7
June 2021's Community Day to feature Gible

Pokémon GO's official social media accounts have announced June 2021's Community Day will focus on the Land Shark Pokémon, Gible. The event will take place on Sunday, June 6, 2021, running from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

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May3
Limited Research event for Marill in Pokémon GO this weekend

Niantic has announced a Marill Limited Research event for this coming Sunday, May 9, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time. Complete event-exclusive Timed and Field Researches to encounter the Water- and Fairy-type Aquamouse Pokémon. If you're lucky, you may even run into a Shiny one.

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May1
All forms of Meowth to appear in Max Raid Battles

Meowth, Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, and Gigantamax Meowth, will all be appearing more frequently in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through May 2, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Shiny Galarian Meowth will also be able to be encountered.

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Apr29
Swablu is the star of May 2021's Community Day in Pokémon GO

Niantic has revealed that Swablu will be the featured Pokémon for May 2021's Community Day. The Shiny variant of Swablu will also be able to encountered. When you evolve Swablu into Altaria during, or within two hours after the event, it will learn Moonblast. The event will also include several bonuses, with eggs having 1/4 hatch distance when placed in an Incubator, and Incense lasting for three hours. A Community Day-exclusive Special Research story, Cotton-Winged Bird, will also be available for purchase, rewarding the players with items.

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Apr27
Dates for Pokémon GO Fest 2021 announced

Niantic has announced Pokémon GO Fest 2021. It will be another two-day global event. This event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon and the 5th anniversary of Pokémon GO. It will be held on July 17 to July 18, 2021.

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Apr27
The month of May in Pokémon GO

Niantic has announced details of the monthly update for May 2021. The update will take place between Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

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Apr23
Eiscue to appear in Max Raid Battles to celebrate World Penguin Day

To celebrate World Penguin Day on April 25th, the Penguin Pokémon Eiscue will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield through April 25, 2021 at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Shiny Eiscue, which has a pastel pink ice cube on its head, can also be encountered.

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Apr23
Weakness Policy and Boss's Orders distribution announced during Pokémon Players Cup III livestream

Players of Sword and Shield can redeem a Weakness Policy if they use the code「WPF1NALSPC3」before April 26, 2021, while players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online can receive a Full Art print of Boss's Orders[/URL] if they use the code 「PC3GIOVANNI」before May 8, 2021 (Boss's Orders limited to the first 25,000 players).

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Apr22
Pokémon partners with Japanese National Museum of Nature and Science to create new touring fossil exhibit

In a special collaboration between The Pokémon Company and The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, a new tourist exhibit called the Pokémon Kaseki Hakubutsukan (ポケモン化石博物館) will be going on its own special Pokémon journey around Japanese museums for the next two years. The exhibit is designed to create an exciting and fun learning environment for children to learn about paleontology. Guided by Excavation Pikachu and Dr. Kaseki, a new Pokémon Professor created specifically for this exhibit, visitors will be given the opportunity to compare and contrast the fossils of real-life Dinosaurs and extinct plants with Fossil Pokémon.

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Apr15
New Pokémon Snap-based event on Pokémon GO

To celebrate the release of New Pokémon Snap on the Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2021, an event inspired by the photography-focused game and the Lental region will be held in Pokémon GO.

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Apr14
Pokémon GO announces more details on the Sustainability Week event

Niantic has revealed more details on the Sustainability Week event in Pokémon GO. In partnership with the Niantic Sustainability Campaign, Trainers can earn in-game bonuses by achieving various sustainability-related goals in the real world.

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Apr11
Limited-time Dream Ball distribution for Pokémon Sword and Shield

A limited-time distribution was announced for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield during the Pokémon Players Cup III Region Finals livestream. Players can redeem a Dream Ball if they use the code「DREAMB1GPC3」. This code is only redeemable until April 12, 2021.

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Mar4
Bonus event announced for Pokémon GO Kanto ticket-holders

Pokémon GO recently suffered from a technical glitch resulting in some Trainers gaining to access ticket-gated content for free during the Kanto event. While this was obviously great for those who were able to take advantage of it, this understandably devalued the tickets others bought and paid for. To make up for this, Pokémon GO is adding a bonus event to the Kanto tour for all ticket holders.

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Feb25
"Pokémon Presents" video presentation to kick off Pokémon Day

In perhaps the least surprising Pokémon Day news yet, a special Pokémon Presents video presentation has been announced to kick off Pokémon Day celebrations. The presentation will air from midnight Japan time on Pokémon Day, February 27th, and feature roughly 20 minutes of Pokémon news.

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Feb22
Shiny Toxtricity Event Now Available for Pokemon Sword and Shield Players

As a tie-in with the western release of the Shining Fates Pokémon TCG expansion, Shiny Toxtricity are for a limited time being distributed to players in select countries through codes available in retail stores. The distribution is on right now, and will continue through to March 18th.

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Feb18
Fletchling announced to be the featured Pokémon for March 2021 Pokémon GO Community Day

Fletchling has been announced to be the featured Pokémon for the March 2021 Pokémon GO Community Day event. This Community Day event will be held on 6 March from 11am to 5pm in all time zones. During the time period of the event Fletchling will be appearing more frequently in the wild and will be more likely to be encountered as a Shiny Pokémon. Fletchinder that evolve into Talonflame from 11am to 7pm in all time zones on 6 March will know the Community Day exclusive move Incinerate.

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Feb14
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Global Challenge Winter to run from February 25-28.

Earlier this week, it was announced that a casual competition would be running in Pokémon Sword and Shield between 4:00 p.m. PST February 25, 2021 and 3:59 p.m. PST February 28, 2021, the Global Challenge Winter. The casual competition will allow trainers to battle with teams including one Legendary Pokémon out of a set of Legendaries not normally allowed in online competitions.

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