Pokemon Rumble Rush - content update for January 24, 2020

- as compensation for a bug that impacted Challenges on January 22, all players can now claim the following as compensation: Poké Diamon x300 (available until February 24)

RUMOR: Dataminers discover all Pokemon and Mega Evolutions to appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Did your favorite make the cut?

Ever since the demo for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX released, dataminers have been sifting through it to see what they can find. Apparently they've stumbled upon the full list of Pokemon that will appear in the final game, and that includes the Mega Evolutions. As you might guess, this remake is going to include some Pokemon that weren't in the original titles. As long as you don't mind spoilers, hit the jump to see the list of Pokemon.

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Pokemon News Round-Up: Groudon fan-made costume, Pokemofu Dolls 3 Slowpoke, Nonbiri Life merch

A fan tribute, and more merch!

Groudon fan-made costume

- made by Reddit user Blastoise_irl
- took 1.5 years to make
- 1.8 m tall

Pokemofu Dolls 3 Slowpoke

- exclusive to Pokemon Centers in Japan
- available starting today
- the only difference is the slight change in packaging, and the fact that you can purchase it separately outside the collection

Nonbiri Life merch

- collab with Kurashiki-hanpu and artist Chiharu Sakazaki
- available at Pokemon Center locations in Japan and Amazon Japan starting Feb. 8th, 2020
- full merch lineup is as follows:

Kurashiki-hanpu tote (large) 8,580 yen (★)
Kurashiki-hanpu tote (small) 4,400 yen (★)
Kurashiki-hanpu PC / tablet case 4,400 yen (★)
Kurashiki-hanpu porch 3,080 (★)
Kurashiki-hanpu coin case Pokémon leisurely life Pikachu 1,980 yen (★)
Kurashiki-hanpu coin case Pokémon leisurely life Piplup 1,980 yen (★)
Pikachu plush 2,200 yen (★)
Piplup plush 2,200 yen (★)
Pikachu Mascot Keyring 1,320 yen (★)
Piplup Mascot Keyring 1,320 yen (★)
Face cushion (Pikachu) 2,750 yen (★)
Face cushion (Piplup) 2,750 yen ( ★) ★)
Mug with coaster (Pikachu) 1,650 yen (★)
Mug with coaster (Piplup) 1,650 yen (★)
Stainless steel bottle 2,750 yen (★)
Parka (M / L) 6,160 yen each (★)
T-shirt – Piplup and Pikachu (130 cm) 2,750 yen (★)
T-shirt – Cyndaquil and Pikachu (130 cm) 2,750 yen (★)
Short socks (six types) 1,100 yen
Acrylic charm collection Pokémon Leisurely life 715 yen
10 kinds in total. You can not choose a pattern.
Face-shaped Cookies 1,080 yen
Mini tote with candy 880 yen
A4 Clear File (Set of 3) 770 yen (★)
Plump Stickers 550 yen (★)
Postcard set 1,320 yen (★)
Clips (set of 4) 825 yen (★)
Pocket Croquis Book 440 yen
Ballpoint pen (Pikachu) 660 yen (★)
Ballpoint pen (Piplup) 660 yen (★)
Masking tape (2 pieces) 660 yen (★)
Soft jacket for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 2,068 yen (★)
Soft jacket for iPhone Xs/X 2,200 yen (★)
Hand towel (Pikachu) 550 yen (★)
Hand towel (Piplup) 550 yen (★)
Towel blanket 7,480 yen (★)
Room shoes 2,200 yen (★)
Dolman sleeve T-shirt (M / L) 3,300 yen each (★ )
Tissue Box Cover 1,980 yen (★)
Sealed Containers (set of 3) 1,540 yen (★)
Plastic Cup 660 yen (★)
Chopsticks with case 990 yen (★)
Drawstring Pouch 880 yen (★)
Lunch Cloth 880 yen (★)

※ ★ items will be available on Amazon Japan

Pokemon GO Community Note: Attack updates and more

Some new notes to check out

In this community note, we’d like to share some info about general Trainer Battle bug fixes and updates to attacks.

Updates to the combat system

We have one last batch of changes to Trainer Battles to set the stage for an exciting upcoming feature.

Charged Attacks and switching will now be queued and activated at the end of the current Fast Attack and won’t be overridden by any following Fast Attacks.
Certain visual bugs in battles have been fixed.

Updates to existing attacks in Pokémon GO

There have been updates to the following existing attacks in Pokémon GO.

Megahorn - This Bug-type Charged Attack now deals more damage.
Volt Switch - This Electric-type Fast Attack now activates and generates energy more quickly.

Attacks new to Pokémon GO

Certain Pokémon will soon be able to learn attacks that hadn’t yet been seen in Pokémon GO!

Flying Press - We hear this Fighting-type Charged Attack has cropped up in the world of Pokémon GO! However, we haven’t figured out which Pokémon is able to learn it yet. Stay tuned as we investigate!

Pokémon that can learn more attacks

The following Pokémon will be able to learn attacks they couldn’t before.

Plusle and Minun: Grass Knot - This Grass-type Charged Attack will help the Cheering Pokémon deal with Ground-type Pokémon that could give them trouble in the Great League.

Lanturn: Spark - Lanturn didn’t previously have an Electric-type attack that was comparable to its Water-type attacks in power. Spark will help make Lanturn a strong lead and help it counter Azumarill with supereffective damage and hit Altaria with neutral damage.

Ampharos: Thunder Punch - This Charged Attack will make Ampharos a powerful Electric-type attacker in the Great and Ultra Leagues.

Masquerain: Bubble Beam - This Water-type Charged Attack will give Masquerain a good coverage attack to counter Fire- and Rock-type Pokémon that could otherwise give this Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon trouble.

Vespiquen: Fury Cutter and Air Slash - The addition of these Bug- and Flying-type attacks gives Vespiquen a boost in power since these attacks match Vespiquen’s types, making Vespiquen more viable in battle.

Pokémon that can learn old attacks once again

As part of the group of Pokémon to debut with Pokémon GO, some Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto have had their attacks change a lot over time! We’re adding back some of the stronger attacks a few of these Pokémon used to learn back in 2016 to make sure these attacks are accessible to players who have joined since then. We’ll look at bringing back more of these attacks over time.

Raichu: Thunder Shock
Magneton: Thunder Shock, Discharge
Venomoth: Poison Fang
Haunter: Shadow Ball
Hypno: Shadow Ball

Two mobile wallpapers for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX released

Snazzy smartphone stuff!

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the upcoming release of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX? Check out the gallery above for two official mobile wallpapers for the game. The wallpapers come in multiple sizes, all of which you can find by sifting through the gallery above.

Pokemon GO updated to Ver. 0.163.4 (Android) / Ver. 1.129.3 (iOS)

Pokemon GO has been updated to Ver. 0.163.4 (Android) / Ver. 1.129.3 (iOS). Check out patch notes for this update below.

- adds shadows to the avatar and the player character
- adds a tag allowing you to search for Trade Evolutions
- adds option to remove the EX Raid tag from gyms with scheduled EX Raids
- implements changes to battle mechanics (stat changes are now cleared when a Pokémon is switched out; when two Pokémon - - - attack at the same time, the one with the higher Attack stat gets to attack first)
- provides various bug fixes (including some impacting the buddy system)

Pokémon V, Pokémon VMAX, and More in the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Expansion Launching February 7

What's on deck for February?

Steel yourself for bigger battles when the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield expansion launches on February 7 with Pokémon from the Galar region, tough Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX, and helpful Trainer cards. Get an early peek at some of these great cards below, and start thinking about new ways to win as we get closer to launch. And if you missed it, check out our first round of featured cards from the Sword & Shield expansion.

Check out multiple cards here

PR - Venue and Dates Announced for 2020 Pokemon World Championships

Bellevue, WA—January 23, 2020—The Pokémon Company International today confirmed that this year’s Pokémon World Championships will be held at ExCeL London from August 14–16, 2020. The best Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players from around the world will be invited to compete, with fans welcome to purchase spectator passes and witness the excitement of the most prestigious event in the Pokémon Championship Series.

The 2020 Pokémon World Championships will also be home to a Pokémon Center store, where fans will be able to purchase a wide variety of products including a range of items themed around the tournament.

For those wishing to make travel arrangements, a suggested list of hotels and accommodation can be found here.

To keep up to date with the latest information on the 2020 Pokémon World Championships and other Play! Pokémon events, please visit https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/.

Mondo releasing a pair of custom Detective Pikachu posters

Gorgeous stuff!

Detective Pikachu may have come and gone from theaters awhile back, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the film in new ways! Mondo is doing just that with a pair of custom Detective Pikachu posters designed by artist Matt Taylor. Both of these posters will be up for grabs on Jan. 23rd, 2020, with the red version priced at $55, and the purple variant coming in at $75. If you're looking to snatch one of these up, you'll be able to do so right here.

Pokemon Sword & Shield become Japan's second best-selling physical Switch game of all-time

The race for the top is on

For a long time now, Smash Bros. Ultimate has been the best-selling physical Switch game in Japan overall, and Splatoon 2 has been sitting pretty at second place. That's not longer the case, as Pokemon Sword & Shield have bumped Splatoon 2 down into the third position.

Pokemon Sword & Shield are now at 3.3 million sold in Japan alone, and Smash Bros. Ultimate is somewhere over the 3.5 million mark. Pokemon Sword & Shield can certainly overtake Smash Bros. Ultimate at this pace, and it shouldn't be too far off in the future.

Then things will get super interesting when Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases! Will it have the power to top them all?


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