Enjoy Even More Mega September Fun with Your Mega-Evolved Buddy Pokémon in Pokémon GO

September fun for Pokemon GO!

Mega Evolution made quite a splash when it debuted in the world of Pokémon GO at the end of August. Since then, Trainers have battled in Mega Raids, collected Mega Energy to Mega Evolve select Pokémon, and battled with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon. Next, from Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, September 28, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, Trainers will be able to participate in the Mega Buddy Challenge!

For the duration of the Mega Buddy Challenge, Mega-Evolved Pokémon will stay in their Mega-Evolved form for three times longer, increasing from four hours to 12 hours. The duration of Poffins will also be extended, doubling from six hours to 12 hours. Be sure to give your buddy treats to have it appear on the map, where you'll be able to compare it to large Pokémon that'll be appearing more frequently in the wild during this event, including Doduo, Alolan Exeggutor, Pinsir, Lapras, Snorlax, Furret, Wobbuffet, Mantine, and Skarmory. You may even encounter a Shiny Doduo!

You'll be able to complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks to receive Mega Energy for Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Beedrill. The Mega Buddy Challenge will also feature Timed Research—complete this Timed Research to unlock more Timed Research during this year's Halloween event, which will feature Mega Gengar for the first time in Pokémon GO!

Have fun spending some quality time with your Mega-Evolved Buddy Pokémon, Trainers!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Sept. 22nd, 2020

[Crafting] More Event Items are now available via Reissue Crafting: Truffle Treasures (available until September 28th)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Sept. 22nd, 2020

[Summoning] A Summoning Focus is now back: Performing Arts. It features the following Special Heroes: Shigure (Dark Sky Singer), Azura (Lady of Ballads), Inigo (Indigo Dancer), and Olivia (Festival Dancer) (available until October 6th)
[Resonant Battles] Season 14 of Resonant Battles is now live. The bonus titles are: Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (available until September 29th)

[Aether Raids] Season 96 of Aether Raids is now live (available until September 29th)

Bonus Heroes (HP+10, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 + Lift+20 and Double EXP and SP if you win a battle): Yune (Chaos Goddess), Sigurd (Destined Duo), Quan (Lightfoot Prince), Ethlyn (Glimmering Lady), Lachesis (Ballroom Bloom), Eldigan (Strutting Lion), Rhys (Gentle Basker), Lorenz (Highborn Heat), Lucina (Glorious Archer), and Anna (Commander)
Bonus Structures (Level +1): Catapult (O, D)

[Allegiance Battles] Season 68 of Allegiance Battles is now live. The Target for this Season is: Yune (Chaos Goddess) (available until September 29th)

Pokemon GO Mega Buddy Challenge event kicking off, Meowth balloons appearing more often

More fun for trainers

Two more tidbits of news for Pokemon GO players to make note of today. First up, the Mega Buddy Challenge event is now starting to roll out globally. This event runs until Sept. 28th, 2020 and features various spawns, along with the addition of Shiny Doduo and Dodrio. There is also special Timed Research, and if you complete it, you'll get access to research during Halloween for Mega Gengar.

The next bit of info is tied to the Meowth balloon featuring Jessie & James. This balloon will now appear more often from Rocket Balloons. You'll have from now until September 30th to take advantage of the increased appearances. After that, they will no longer appear/

Have fun with the Longchamp x Pokémon collaboration, arriving soon in stores and in Pokémon GO!

Oh so stylish!

In celebration of the exciting accessories coming out of the collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Longchamp Paris, as well as the beginning of Paris Fashion Week, we’re proud to announce that a new avatar backpack accessory item will be available in Pokémon GO. That’s not all—some fashionable Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, challenging Trainers in raids, and hatching from Eggs, too!

Date + Time

Friday, October 2, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


Special Pokémon wearing costumes will be appearing during the event!

Smoochum that hatch from 7 km Eggs during this time will appear wearing a bow!

Kirlia wearing a top hat will be appearing in raids! They’ll also know the move Draining Kiss.

Shinx wearing a top hat will be appearing in raids!

Croagunk wearing a backwards cap will appear in GO Snapshot as a surprise encounter! They may also rarely appear in the wild.

The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild: Mareep, Skitty, Roselia, Kricketot, Croagunk wearing a backward cap, Blitzle, Cottonee, Minccino, Gothita, and more!

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Kricketot!

Enjoy exclusive Field Research for the duration of the event.

Dress up for fashion week—in person and in-game! Be sure to head to the shop for a free Longchamp avatar item in Pokémon GO. Then, you can match with your Trainer avatar by picking up the same Longchamp item in stores. For more information on availability, please visit the official Longchamp website.

It’s time for you and your Pokémon to show the world your style. Let’s GO!

Dragalia Lost celebrates its 2nd anniversary, new video presentation dropping September 24th

Dragalia Lost is celebrating its 2nd anniversary since its launch on mobile devices, and to celebrate, Nintendo has opened up a special anniversary website. Additionally, a new video presentation called the "Dragalia Digest" will air on the Nintendo Mobile YouTube channel on September 24th at 8 p.m. PT. The mobile game is also currently offering a few additional items, such as summon vouchers, for players who long on to celebrate the game.

Fire Emblem Heroes - Mjölnir's Strike and Phalanx Fest Grand Hero Battle Revival events announced

Mario Kart Tour - Los Angeles Tour event kicks off on September 23rd

Reminder: Porygon Pokemon GO Community Day starts today

Porygon did nothing wrong

Thanks for all your efforts campaigning and voting for the Pokémon you wanted to be featured in the September and October Community Day events. We’re thrilled to announce that Porygon, the Virtual Pokémon, will be the featured Pokémon this month! Maybe it was programmed to be popular! More details about September Community Day can be found below, and stay tuned for more information on October Community Day.

Date + Time

Sunday, September 20, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time


Porygon will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Evolve Porygon2 (the evolved form of Porygon) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Porygon-Z that knows Tri Attack. This will be the first time this attack will be available in Pokémon GO. In Trainer Battles, Tri Attack has a chance of lowering the opposing Pokémon’s Attack and Defense.

Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!

There’ll be a special one-time-purchase September Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring an Elite Fast TM, three Incense, six Lucky Eggs, and 30 Ultra Balls.

For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the September Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Decoding Porygon. Work alongside Professor Willow as he learns all about Porygon—a Pokémon made completely out of programming code—and its subsequent Evolutions. Stay tuned for when tickets for the Decoding Porygon Special Research story go live! Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.


3× Catch XP
Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
Earn items needed to evolve Porygon and Porygon2!

Leading up to and during September Community Day, be on the lookout for the following opportunities to earn the items needed to evolve Porygon and Porygon2.

During the Mega Battle Challenge event week from Friday, September 11, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, all Trainers can earn an Upgrade and a Sinnoh Stone by completing the event’s Timed Research.
On September 20, all Trainers can earn up to three Upgrades and three Sinnoh Stones by completing Timed Research tasks.
Trainers who purchase a ticket for the September Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Decoding Porygon, can earn an Upgrade and a Sinnoh Stone by completing that Special Research.

Let’s GO, Porygon fans!

Pokemon GO updated to Ver. 0.187.1 (Android) / Ver. 1.153.1 (iOS)

Pokemon GO has been updated to Ver. 0.187.1 (Android) / Ver. 1.153.1 (iOS). Check out the patch notes below.

- Mega Evolution has made its way to the world of Pokémon GO! Defeat Mega-Evolved Pokémon in raids to earn Mega Energy!
- Reality Blending has rolled out to more devices! With Reality Blending, Pokémon will be able to move behind objects, either partially or completely, while AR features are activated.
- Personalize Gifts you send to friends! Check out the in-game store for new stickers you can send with Gifts.


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