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Pokemon News - GO avatar items, GO Fest Chicago ticket info, Niantic Live 2020, Takara Tomy Poké Ball toy, Pokemon: Let's Go guide book, Land ahoy! Eevee short

Soooooooooo much Pokemon news!

Pokemon GO avatar item update

- Spring-themed apparel now available

Pokemon GO Fest Chicago ticket info

- General (event access from 11am-7pm) – $25
- Early Access (event access from 9am-7pm) – $35
- full details here

Niantic Live 2020

From player safety to weather patterns to hotel costs, take a peek inside Niantic HQ as the Live Events team selects a host city! Do you think your city has what it takes to host a Niantic Live Event in 2020? If so, post your suggested city park to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #NianticLive2020 and tell us why you think it would make for a great event.

- nominate your city here

Takara Tomy Poké Ball toy

- due out in Japan on April 27th, 2019
- 3,990 Yen
- think about one of the original 151 Pokemon, and then the Poké Ball will try to guess which one
- it does this by asking you questions that you can answer with Yes/No/I Don't Know

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! Guide Book

- retailers will offer a special guidebook for every purchase of Pokémon: Let’s Go for Golden Week
- this guide is called Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! Tabidachi Guide
- the guide is 50 pages long, and is based on the official guidebook for the game
- includes a serial code which can be redeemed for 100 PokéBalls in-game
- more pics here

Land ahoy! | Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Legends | Short

Nintendo announces Japanese in-store Switch events for Golden Week, visitors get rewards for playing games

Play games, get goodies

Nintendo has some big plans to promote the Switch in Japan for Golden Week. The Big N will be setting up shop in the AEON Mall Makuhari, Chiba on April 29th and 30th, and AEON Mall Kyoto on May 1st and 2nd, 2019. The in-store events will give customers the chance to try out the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and Pokémon: Let’s GO! Pikachu/Eevee.

Playing each game will net you a special item for each. The items include a Switch Cardboard Stand, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe or Yoshi’s Crafted World clear file, and squeezy Poké Ball.

Pokemon Let's Go Mewtwo distribution event now live in Japan

See the movie, get the Pokemon

For those in Japan, a special Pokemon Let's Go Mewtwo distribution has kicked off. Running today until July 11th, 2019, anyone who purchases a ticket for Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION will get a serial code for a level 70 Mewtwo in Pokemon Let's Go. This Mewtwo has max AVs and IVs, as well as a Quiet Nature. This can be redeemed on any region game until September 30th 2019.

Pokemon Let's Go - 'Switch my way' commercial

Pokemon is the way to play

Take your Pokémon™ journey to the Kanto region with a steadfast partner, either Pikachu or Eevee. Become the best Pokémon Trainer as you battle other trainers in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Find Your Way to Play.

Pokemon: Let's Go bundles now back in stock at GameStop

Bundle up for Spring

Nintendo recently announced that their Pokemon: Let's Go hardware bundles were going to make a return to retail stores. If you're trying to hunt one down, you'll be happy to know that you can grab a bundle at GameStop right now. We have no idea how many units were put out at retail, so make sure you snatch one up as soon as you get the chance.

Multiple Nintendo-related titles take home wins at Famitsu Award 2018, Smash Bros. Ultimate named 'Game of the Year'

A great night for Nintendo

Famitsu just wrapped their Famitsu Award 2018 event, where they dish out all sorts of awards to games from the previous year. Nintendo actually took home quite a few awards for their titles. Check out the list of Nintendo-related winners below, as well as a live-stream recording of the full event.

Game of the Year

- Smash Bros. Ultimate/Monster Hunter World

Excellence Award

- Octopath Traveler//Super Smash Bros. Ultimate/Dragon Quest Builders 2/Pokémon Let’s Go!

Rookie Award

- Octopath Traveler

Best Game Music Award

- Octopath Traveler

Character of the Year

- Kirby

MVP

- Masahiro Sakurai

Pokemon: Let's Go Switch bundles now back in stock

I choose you!

Have you been trying to get your hands on the Pokemon: Let's Go Switch bundle? That's been a bit hard to do, as they've been out of stock. That situation changes today, as Nintendo has confirmed a restock on both bundles! Get out there and snatch one up before they disappear again!

Pokemon: Let's Go - "Welcome to the Kanto Region" commercial

Ash welcomes you to Pokemon: Let's Go

Adventure through the Kanto region to become the very best Pokémon Trainer you can be in the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games. Only on the Nintendo Switch system!

Pokémon: Let’s Go - "Mewtwo is waiting to be discovered!" commercial

A Mewtwo for you!

Are you ready to discover the true power of Mewtwo? A free demo of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! is now available to download from Nintendo Switch eShop, or via our website!

Pokemon News - Lugia/Ho-Oh plushes, Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION contest, Stamp Collect Books, Nishinjin Silk Fabric merch, Pokemon Dolls lineup expands, Meltan and Melmetal products

New to the world of Pokemon for this week...

Pokemon Lugia and Ho-Oh plush dolls

- each plush will cost 3,780 yen
- available at Pokemon Center Japan locations and Amazon Japan on March 9th, 2019

Pokemon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION illustration contest

- contest is organized by various magazines across Japan
- color and add your own drawings to the template provided by magazines
- magazine lineup includes Mewtwo theme: Pokemon Fan, Yochien, Shogakukan Kids, Terebikun, CoroCoro Comic, CoroCoro Ichiban!, Shonen Sunday, CoroCoro Anime, Shogakusei Ichinensei, Puuchigumi, Chao, and Sunday Ueburi x pixiv
- one Grand Prize from each magazine is Pokemon: Let's GO, a Poke Ball Plus, and your artwork/name in the movie
- 5 runner-up prizes from each magazine get a Moncolle EX Mewtwo + Mew Set

Pokemon Stamp Collect Books

- collab between Ogaki Bookshop and The Pokemon Company
- feature artwork inspired by Kyoto
- Pokemon such as Pikachu and Ho-Oh will appear on the cover
- three designs: White, Blue, and Purple
- each book costs 3,300 yen
- each book measures W120×H180×D14mm
- purchase them from Pokemon Center Kyoto or any Ogaki Bookshop location

Pokemon Co. Nishijin Silk Fabrics

- will be released exclusively at Pokemon Center Kyoto on March 16th, 2019
- Nishijin Silk Fabrics are a high quality type of fabric used to make pouches, purses, and more
- lineup includes:

Nishinjin Silk Fabric Pouch Wagashi 2,000 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Pouch Ho-Oh 2,000 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Metal Clasp Coin Case Wagashi 1,500 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Metal Clasp Coin Case Ho-Oh 1,500 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Metal Clasp Pouch Wagashi 2,400 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Metal Clasp Pouch Ho-Oh 2,400 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Kabuse Tissue Case Wagashi 1,000 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Kabuse Tissue Case Ho-Oh 1,000 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Red Ink Pad with Stamp Wagashi 1,400 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Red Ink Pad with Stamp Ho-Oh 1,400 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Pochette Wagashi 5,000 yen
Nishinjin Silk Fabric Pochette Ho-Oh 5,000 yen

Five new Pokemon Dolls plushes

- new to the Pokemon Dolls lineup are Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Lucario, Scolipede, and Zeraora
- the series launches March 23rd, 2019 at Pokemon Center Japan and Amazon Japan
- plushes cost 1,200 yen and puffy mascots cost 980 yen

Meltan and Melmetal products

- series launches March 23rd, 2019 at Pokemon Center Japan locations and Amazon Japan
- lineup includes:

Plush Lifesize Meltan 1,500 yen (★)
Plush Melmetal 3,500 yen (★)
Free Use Notebook  170 yen
Mini Free Use Notebook  130 yen
A4 Clear File  240 yen
Desk Pad  250 yen
2B Pencil 12 Set  690 yen (★)
B Pencil 12 Set  690 yen (★)
Red Pencil 2 Set  150 yen
Red Blue Pencil 2 Set  150 yen
Pencil Cap  270 yen
Folding Ruler  300 yen
Eraser  150 yen
Sticker  400 yen
Ruler  250 yen
T-shirt (110/130) 2,500 yen each (★)
Mini Drawstring Pouch  400 yen
Drawstring Pouch  600 yen (★)
Handkerchief  340 yen
Puchi Towel  380 yen
Acrylic Keychain Meltan 600 yen (★)
Acrylic Keychain Melmetal 600 yen (★)
PokeDex Metal Charm 808・809 350 yen
Dishwasher Compatible Tight Lunchbox  1,100 yen (★)
Dishwasher Compatible Chopsticks in a Case  560 yen (★)
Dishwasher Compatible Plastic Cup S  390 yen
Dishwasher Compatible One Button Drinking Bottle  1,500 yen (★)
Bento Sack  690 yen (★)
Cup Sack  610 yen (★)
Napkin  500 yen (★)

Items marked(★) will be available on Amazon Japan