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Life Orb to be distributed for a limited time for Pokémon Sword and Shield

A limited-time distribution of Life Orb for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield was announced during the Spring Single Tournament Finals livestream on the official Pokémon Korea Youtube channel. Players can redeem a Life Orb using the code「SPR1NGPA0R1」. This code can only be redeemed until May 16, 2021 at 14:59 UTC.

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Nessa and Drednaw Spotlight Scout now available in Pokémon Masters EX alongside Splash and Punch Event

Two new Galar region sync pairs come to Pokémon Masters EX with the game's Splash and Punch event, which began earlier this week on May 12th at 11pm, and will be running until the 28th at 10:59pm. The event showcases the sync pais of Nessa & Drednaw, and Bea & Sirfetch'd. Completing special event missions during the event will unlock special stories involving these newcomers.

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield updated to version 1.3.2

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Version 1.3.2 is now available to download for the Nintendo Switch. According to Nintendo Support, this update fixes a bug where some Pokémon icons were not properly displaying when players are in online or local wireless battles. It also fixes several minor bugs to enhance the gameplay experience. This update is required to access Internet features.

Nintendo Support said:
Ver. 1.3.2 (Released May 11, 2021)
  • Fixed the issue where some Pokémon icons were not properly displaying during online or local wireless battles.
  • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.
Complete these steps
  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and...

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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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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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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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Sudden failures being reported with some Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire cartridges

Over the past week, there have been increasing numbers of reports on social media and around the internet of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire cartridges games spontaneously ceasing to work, with trainers receiving errors along the lines of "There is nothing inserted into the Game Card slot", "Game card cannot be used" or just "An error has occurred" when attempting to play their physical copies of the game. So far, the majority of these problems have been reported with European region copies of the game, in particular German copies, however there are scattered reports of these issues hitting players with cartridges from other regions.

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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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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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Review: New Pokémon Snap - Beautiful, gentle and fun

Pokémon fans love seeing Pokémon. What’s more, seeing Pokémon go about their own business in their natural ecosystem is a special kind of pleasure. One of the franchise’s under-appreciated strengths is world-building; that is, the sense that the places and characters of the games don’t just disappear the moment we close our eyes, and have lives outside of the player’s interactions with them. Few things enhance the sense that this is a world with a life of its own than seeing the inhabitants walk, stomp, crawl, fly and swim through the environment without heed for the protagonist. It’s why the Wild Area was so central to the premise of Sword and Shield and the Expansion Pass content; it’s why the original Pokémon Snap is so beloved despite merely being an on-rails photograph-’em-up; and it’s why New Pokemon Snap is such a great non-core Pokémon title.

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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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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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Xerneas to debut in Pokémon GO during the Luminous Legends X event

Niantic has announced a new event for Pokémon GO: Luminous Legends X. The Life Pokémon, Xerneas, a Legendary Pokémon from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, will make its Pokémon GO debut. Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Kalos region, such as Spritzee, Swirlix, and Goomy will also debut in this event.

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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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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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New Pokémon Snap Pre-order Bonus Roundup

We're rounding up a list of all the pre-order bonuses being offered by different stores around the world together with pre-orders for the physical copy of New Pokémon Snap.

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Print your Pokémon Snaps with new Fujifilm instax mini Link app - Special Edition instax mini link with Pikachu Case also releasing soon

A new instax mini Link app for Nintendo Switch from Fujifilm will allow gamers to export photos from the Switch to their smart device for editing and printing on any Fujifilm instax mini link smartphone printer. In addition to this app, Fujifilm will also be releasing a special edition bundle including an instax mini Link Special Edition - Ash White (Red & Blue), together with a special Pikachu Case.

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Pokémon Home's June update to end support for older smartphones

The Pokémon Company has sent out an alert to Pokémon Home users warning them that the upcoming June update will end the mobile app's compatibility with older models of certain smartphones.

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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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Technical issues mar start of Pokémon GO's Rivals Week

Niantic has sent out a warning to Pokémon GO players, alerting them to an issue with older versions of the game that might be preventing Skrelp and Clauncher from appearing. Both Pokémon had been set to make their debut with the Rivals Week event running from April 13th until April 18th. An ongoing issue also continues to impact Team GO Rocket encounters, and they have not been available in-game for the past few days.

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