Takara Tomy's first Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon merch revealed

- new form will exist in the month of November
- Nihilego and Tapu Bulu figurines will release in December
- Silvally L Figure - 1,200 yen October release
- Necrozma L Figure - 1,500 yen November release
- three secrets (One reference to form change)

Pokémon TCG: Kommo-o-GX Box Launches Sept. 15th

If you're looking to add some raw power to your Pokémon TCG deck, look no further than the Kommo-o-GX Box. This Dragon-type Pokémon packs a wallop thanks to its amazing Ultra Uppercut-GX attack. Kommo-o-GX's huge attack power is reflected in the equally huge oversize card that is included with the box. Check out the Kommo-GX­ Box, and get ready to send your foes flying!

The Pokémon TCG: Kommo-o-GX Box includes:

1 foil promo card featuring Kommo-o-GX

1 foil oversize card featuring Kommo-o-GX

4 Pokémon TCG booster packs

A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

The Pokémon TCG: Kommo-o-GX Box will be available September 15, 2017, in the Pokémon Center and where Pokémon TCG products are sold.

The Pokémon TCG: Kommo-o-GX Box is available in the Pokémon Center and where Pokémon TCG products are sold.

Pokemon GO dev releases autobiography

- autobiography of Game Director Nomura Tatsuo
- titled “Born In The Countryside – Make Pokemon GO”
- tells the story of how Tatsuo struggled in his younger days, all the way up to making Pokemon GO
- born in Heilongjiang, China, Tatsuo immigrated to Japan when he was 9 years old
- he was eventually employed by Google Japan
- available to purchase through Amazon Japan

Pokemon GO blog update - Niantic Pokémon GO Fest Chicago Update

Today at Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, technical issues created problems for a large number of players attending the event. From everyone at Niantic, we apologize to all of the Trainers who came out to Pokémon GO Fest today. Although we were able to solve many of the technical issues, we were not able to offer every attendee a great experience.

Niantic is taking the following steps immediately:

All registered attendees will soon receive an email with instructions on how to receive a full refund for the cost of their ticket. These instructions will be sent to the email addresses associated with your Pokémon GO account.
All registered attendees will receive $100 in PokéCoins in their Pokémon GO account.
Special Pokémon, Eggs, and check-in PokéStops appearing during Pokémon GO Fest have had their range increased to a two mile radius surrounding Grant Park through Monday morning, July 24. These Pokémon and Eggs will only be visible to Pokémon GO Fest attendees who validated the QR code they received when they entered Pokémon GO Fest. Attendees who were unable to validate their QR code during the event can do so through the special PokéStops through Monday morning.
All registered attendees will have the Legendary Pokémon, Lugia, added to their account.

We appreciate the patience of all the Trainers who joined us in Chicago this weekend. We will strive to make sure our experiences are of the highest quality going forward.

Pokemon GO blog update - Legendary Pokemon are here

As a result of all the hard work put in during Pokémon GO Fest, incredible in-game bonuses were unlocked for the entire Pokémon GO community. Also, thanks to the Trainers around the world who banded together to catch millions of Pokémon during the Challenge Windows, the following rewards will last until Monday, July 24, at 5:00 P.M. PDT:

Double Stardust
Double Candy
Double XP
Increased Pokémon encounters
Reduced hatching distance
Reduced buddy distance

These Trainers also played an integral role in revealing that Lugia would be the first Legendary Pokémon to enter the real world. In addition to Lugia, the number of Pokémon caught during Pokémon GO Fest by members of Team Instinct, Team Mystic, and Team Valor were tallied up, and, the winner was... Team Mystic! To celebrate this victory, Articuno will join Lugia in Raid Battles everywhere starting immediately. Don’t worry, Team Instinct and Team Valor, the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos and Moltres will also make their way into the real world soon, so stay tuned for more information.

It’s time to adventure together! Gather your friends and family and keep an eye out for Legendary Pokémon Eggs appearing at Gyms near you.

Pokemon GO - Lugia unlocked & available in Raid Battles for 48 hours, Articuno announced as the next Legendary

- increased spawns at GO Fest will be widened to 2 miles for the duration of the weekend
- due to technical difficulties, Fest attendees can request a refund and also obtain $100 worth of in-game coins.
- players who did not attend the event will not get the increased Pokémon spawns and Pokémon Egg drops
- all Pokémon GO Fest bonuses were unlocked at Gold, activating them all for the next 48 hours
- Lugia is unlocked and will be available in Raid Battles worldwide in the next 48 hours
- all GO Fest attendees will receive a Lugia
- Articuno is the next Legendary Pokémon to be released

Pokemon GO Fest plagued with connectivity issues

Pokemon GO Fest, the real-life event taking place in Chicago, has hit a bit of a snag. It seems there's connectivity issues cropping up for a ton of players, which Niantic has addressed via their Twitter. They also say you can head to the Info and Guest Services booth for help.

No worries about not being able to attention Pokemon GO Fest, as you can watch a live-stream of the event after the jump!

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