Nintendo swoops back in to the top position on TV for the month of May. Nintendo's ads were seen more than any other gaming brand here in the states, and you can get a full breakdown on the details below.
- estimated spend of $4.2 million
- aired 13 commercials over 1,500 times, which resulted in 230.3 million impressions
- “My Way: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee” was the ad with the most spend, an estimated $1 million
- Nick, Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim were three of the networks with the highest spend
- programs that Nintendo prioritized included SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, and Bob’s Burgers
Nintendo has been restocking the Pokemon: Let's GO bundles around the world. The states recently got a new batch for people to snatch up, and now Japan has gotten another wave specific to Amazon. Both the Pikachu and Eevee options are available, but we don't have word on how big the shipment was.
Those in Japan trying to track down a Pokemon: Let's GO bundle will be happy to know that they have now been restocked by Nintendo. It's not clear if these are at all retailers or just through Nintendo themselves, but either way, there's a new round of units available to snatch up.
The Pokemon Company has announced a campaign for customers who purchase a copy of Pokemon Let’s GO at any Pokemon Center or Pokemon Store locations in Japan. Those who grab the game will get a sticker sheet featuring all 151 Pokemon from the Kanto region.
Pokemon Let's GO players, today's the day to make a trip to Target. If you live in the US, you have from now until June 23rd, 2019 to hit up a local Target location to grab a serial code for Shiny Eevee in Let's Go, Pikachu! or Shiny Pikachu in Let's Go, Eevee. The only way to get this Shiny Pokemon is by heading to Target and using the Pokémon Pass app to scan a QR code that's on a store display.
Looking to scoop up a copy of Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu? Perhaps you want to grab the Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu Switch bundle. Either way, the Nintendo UK store is offering some special bonuses for customers. When you make your purchase, you'll have the option of a special Switch case, Pikachu Joy-Con analog stick caps, or a Pikachu plush!
Pokemon Co. has detailed a special event for Pokemon: Let's GO in South Korea. Those who pick up the game from participating retailers in May 2019 will get a special serial code for a Shiny Pikachu or Shiny Eevee. Those who already have the game can still get a code from the upcoming Pokemon Festa, which takes place May 3rd to 12th, 2019. You just have to show the staff at the event your Switch, which let's them confirm that you have the game installed. You can also show them a game card or Poke Ball Plus for the code.
For Let's Go Pikachu, you'll get a Shiny Pikachu that's Level 10, and comes with the moves Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, and Helping Hand. If you have Let's Go Eevee, you'll get a Shiny Eevee that's Level 10, and comes with the moves Double-Edge, Dig, Iron Tail, and Helping Hand.
- 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.
- 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
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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.
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.