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Pokemon GO's final week of Ultra Bonuses now live

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The third and final week of Pokemon GO Ultra Bonuses is now live. Check out the full rundown of what this week brings below.

Week 3: A Unova Unveiling

All your research has paid off! Professor Willow has informed us that some Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region are now appearing in the world of Pokémon GO!

Date + Time
September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike will be available to challenge in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!
Need a good team to take on Mewtwo? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge the Genetic Pokémon.
The Gear Pokémon Klink, originally discovered in Unova, will also appear in raids. You might even encounter a Shiny Klink!
You may also find Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup!
Bonuses

2× Incubator effectiveness

Pokemon.com Feature: Mewtwo & Mew-GX Pokémon TCG Deck Strategy

Despite helping Henry Brand earn the Masters Division Champion title at the 2019 Pokémon World Championships, Mewtwo & Mew-GX might still be the most mysterious presence moving into the first major events of the 2020 Championship Series. The strength of this TAG TEAM is in the versatility of its Perfection Ability, which allows it to use attacks of all kinds from out of nowhere. A full suite of Pokémon-GX in the Standard format offers boundless options to explore, and top players have done just that—although six Pokémon TCG players brought decks built around this card to a Top 8 or better finish at Worlds, the decks offered plenty of variation. The wealth of options is truly what made Mewtwo & Mew-GX successful at Worlds, and it's what will make it successful moving forward.

Check out the feature here

Check out Borderlands 3's Super Mario Easter Egg

Fire Flower power

Borderlands has featured numerous Nintendo Easter eggs in the past, and that tradition continues with Borderlands 3. Gearbox has snuck in the Compressing Superball, which is a weapon that pays tribute to Super Mario Bros.. Check out the gun in action above.

Game Freak talks about the creation of, and rumors behind Celebi

How Cele came to bi

The latest video on Game Freak's YouTube channel takes a deep dive into the creation of Celebi. Check out a summary of what was revealed in the video below.

- designed by Hironobu Yoshida
- Mew wasn’t originally planned for Pokemon Red/Green, but was added in by Morimoto because he thought it would be cool
- Celebi was planned as a Mythical Pokemon from the planning stages of Pokemon Gold and Silver
- Celebi, Wobbuffet, and Dunsparce were all designed by Yoshida
- Yoshida thought of a design that was cute and fairy-like like Mew for Celebi
- Rumors spread that the Ilex Forest shrine was the key to gaining Celebi, which Game Freak had no hand in spreading
- the leading rumor was that you needed to bring both the Rainbow Wing and Silver Wing to the shrine
- this confused Game Freak staff at the time, as they didn’t recall adding this in, and have no idea how it came to be
- Game Freak remembered the rumor for Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver, and decided to add in a Celebi event at Ilex shrine
- nobody remembers what the shrine is for among the original staff
- Yoshida’s theory is that, back then they would use additional sprite parts to give texture to rooftops, staircases, rocks, & more
- they might have added in the shrine with these additional sprites just to spruce up the area

Cuphead soundtrack becomes the first ever game soundtrack to hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts

Knockout!

Now this is a very cool thing to see. The Billboard Jazz charts have come out, and believe it or not, the 'Selected Tunes from Cuphead' album has shot all the way up to #1! That's not #1 for gaming soundtrack charts, but #1 on the Jazz charts overall. This is the very first time a gaming soundtrack has taken #1 on the Jazz charts, and it's certainly well deserving of the honor.

EMEAA charts for the week ending Sept. 6th, 2019

Slam dunk

Time to take a look at the top 10 software chart for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. Check out where Nintendo titles landed this week via the full chart below.

My Nintendo Europe - update for Sept. 16th, 2019

More 3DS deals to grab

Another round of discounts are available on My Nintendo Europe, as well as a 3DS theme. Check out the latest additions below.

Platinum Points

– 20% discount on HarmoKnight (3DS) – 100 Platinum Points

Gold Points

– 30% discount on Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (3DS) – 130 Gold Points
– 30% discount on Tomodachi Life (3DS) – 120 Gold Points
– 50% discount on Mario’s Picross (3DS VC) – 20 Gold Points
– Completely Luigi (3DS theme) – 20 Gold Points

Minecraft hits 112 million monthly players

Are you one of them?

Minecraft continues to grow in popularity, even after all these years. Microsoft has confirmed that he game now sees 112 million monthly players, which is pretty staggering, considering how the number was 20 million players lower as of Oct. 2018. I know I've been meaning to play it again, I just need to find the time!

GDC 2019 full panel - Tetris World Championship: Building Explosive Esports on 8-bit Nintendo

Where it all started for consoles

In this 2019 GDC talk, Hitsparks Games' Chris Tang explores how the Classic Tetris World Championship format makes the most of NES Tetris' quirky killscreens, OCR technology, a passionate community low in toxicity and high in intellect, attachment to growing gaming events, explosive memes, and having an amazing role model for a champion.

Square-Enix releasing classic-style Final Fantasy VII figurines

If everything's a dream, don't wake me...

Final Fantasy VII's remake is on the way soon, and everyone is buzzing about its gorgeous graphics. Here on Switch, Nintendo owners finally have their first chance to go hands-on with the original Final Fantasy VII. While the visuals are outdated by today's standards, they're not without their charm.

It appears Square-Enix knows this, as they're releasing a set of classic Final Fantasy VII figurines. These figurines, in all their low-poly glory, were on display at TGS 2019. We don't have info on release date or pricing at this time, but hopefully those details will show up soon.

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