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Pokemon's official Twitter account teases the upcoming mythical Pokemon reveal

The teasing continues

Looks like the whole world is going to be finding out about the new Mythical Pokemon heading to Sword and Shield soon. The official Pokemon Twitter account shared the image above, and told everyone to stay tuned for more info. We should be hearing full details about this one in the near future.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Niantic apologizes for Pokemon GO Liverpool Safari Zone ticket pricing mistake, listings updated

Pricing problems set right

A number of Pokemon GO fans were upset with how ticket pricing was handled for Liverpool's Pokémon Go Safari Zone event. Some players thought there were hidden service fees that shouldn't have been hidden at all, leading them to complain online, as well as contacting the UK Advertising Standards Authority. Niantic has now responded to the issue and fixed things up. You can see Niantic's statement on the error below.

"Previous advertising for Pokémon Gp Safari Zone Liverpool tickets didn't include the service fee and VAT costs. We're updating all ticket listings today. The ticket pricing is now listed as: '£21.60 for Early Access and £14.40 for General Admission. A £3.60 service fee will be added to each order (up to 4 tickets per order). The City Explorer Pass add-on is £9.60. All prices are inclusive of VAT.'"

Pokemon News Round-Up: Pikachu Sweets new items, Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo reopening info, Pokemon Home clone/hack protection, and more

A big rundown of today's Pokemon tidbits

Pikachu Sweets by Pokemon Cafe menu expansion

- new items will be released on March 6, 2020
- lineup includes Pikachu and Eevee Cupcakes, pastries featuring Goomy and Gulpin, and purple and red beverages

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo Renewal commemorative merchandise

- merch line features Pikachu and friends in a joyful park setting
- available at Pokemon Center stores in Japan starting March 6th, 2020
- lineup includes the follow:

Flat pouch 1,760 yen (★)
Mini tote bag 1,980 yen (★)
IIIIfi + ® (E-fit) For iPhone 8/7 / 6s / 6 (Pikachu) 3,300 yen (★)
IIIIfi + ® (E-fit) For iPhone 8/7 / 6s / 6 (Swablu) 3,300 yen (★)
IIIIfi + ® (Efit) For iPhone X / XS (Pikachu) 3,300 yen (★)
IIIIfi + ® (Efit) For iPhone X / XS (Swablu) 3,300 yen (★)
A4 Clear File 264 yen
Letter set 660 yen (★)
Memo set 660 yen (★)
Acrylic key holder collection Mega Tokyo R 550 yen
* 9 types . You can not choose a pattern.
Flower cookie 1,296 yen
Peelable sticker 660 yen (★)

※ ★ items will be available on Amazon Japan

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo and Pokemon Center Osaka logo makeovers

- Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo logo features Zacian and Pikachu
- Pokemon Center Osaka logo features Zamazenta and Pikachu
- both Pokemon Center locations will be giving away stickers featuring their respective logos starting February 15, 2020
- customers have to make one purchase to get the stickers

Pokemon Home clone/hacked Pokemon protection

- any Pokemon that is stored on Pokemon Home will receive a tracker value that is assigned by the server
- this value will be stored in a new field in the Pokemon data itself, as well as the Pokemon Home serve
- the tracker value could be used as a way to stop cloned Pokemon from entering the system
- any Pokemon that has the same tracker value and is sent to Pokemon Home will be automatically deleted

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo reopening plans

- will reopen at Sunshine City, Tokyo on March 6th, 2020
- features a brand new look in the style of Pokemon Centers from Sword/Shield
- from March 6 to March 29, 2020, a grand opening campaign called Touch the Pokemon will be held
- the campaign will include many activities, including an event at the Sunshine City fountain plaza on March 20
- Pikachu, Eevee, and Snorlax mascots will visit Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo every day
- receive a sticker by taking a photo at designated areas and uploading it to Instagram or Twitter with a special hashtag

Pokemon Sword and Shield Series 3 Ranked Battle Details

Battle preparations

Pokemon Co. has started to share some details on the Pokemon Sword and Shield Series 3 Ranked Battle, which kicks off March 1st, 2020. Check out the preliminary info below.

- alongside the currently usable Pokémon, all Regional Variants including Alolan Forms and Original Forms will be usable
- in addition to that, the Kanto and Alola Starter Pokémon and their evolutions will also be usable

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Pokémon the Series on Pokémon TV

Pokemon TV and chill

Valentine's Day is here, and love is in the air! We're celebrating the power of love on Pokémon TV, so tune in to watch a selection of classic Pokémon the Series episodes that focus on the sweet side of Pokémon. You'll even get to see a pivotal romantic moment between the Alola region's Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet. From Ash's Butterfree finding its perfect partner to Team Rocket's Meowth getting a crush on a glamorous Glameow, you'll swoon along with these heartwarming tales.

For the next two weeks, check out the special Valentine's Day channel on Pokémon TV. You can even curl up with a box of chocolates to complete the mood. Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on Pokemon.com or using the Pokémon TV mobile app.

IGN Video - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX New Gameplay and Features Explained

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a remake of the very first Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games (and the demo has been out for a while now) but of course there's more to it than what we've seen so far. We went hands-on with a different story dungeon and some new features not shown in the demo or available in the originals.

Watch for short break-downs and gameplay clips of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX's Rescue Team Camp system, new Rare Qualities, the Pokemon recruiting mechanic, a short boss battle, and more—some of which is completely new to the remake.

For the First Time Ever, Professor Oak Can Battle as a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters

Stoked for Oak!

DeNA Co., Ltd., in partnership with The Pokémon Company, has announced that for the first time ever in Pokémon games, Professor Oak will join the battle as a Pokémon Trainer. Accompanied by his partner, the mythical Pokémon Mew, these characters will be distributed to all players that have logged into the game and completed the tutorial before March 15 at 10:59PM Pacific time. Pokémon Masters, a real-time battling and strategy game, can be downloaded on compatible iOS and Android devices.

A new trailer announcing this update and highlighting Professor Oak’s appearances throughout the Pokémon video game series, including his debut with Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, can be found here on the official Pokémon YouTube channel: (link to come later)

After receiving Professor Oak & Mew, players that have completed Chapter 2 of the Main Story can upgrade this sync pair by completing “Professor Oak & Mew Special Missions.” These missions are available now through March 15 at 10:59PM Pacific time. Players can also experience Professor Oak’s “Sync Pair Story” and learn more about how he met Mew and formed a sync pair with this mythical Pokémon. Other Trainers and Pokémon like Red, Blue, Agatha, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle also make appearances in this “Sync Pair Story.”

DeNA also announced that the Steel-type sync pair of Steven & Metagross has been added to the game. Players can learn more about Steven, the champion of the Hoenn region, in the in-game story event titled “The Strongest There Is,” available to play now until March 15 at 10:59PM Pacific time for those that have completed Chapter 1 of the Main Story. Steven will also be available to obtain in the “Steven Spotlight Poké Fair Scout.” A unique feature of this sync pair, shared only by a few others such as Korrina & Lucario, Blue & Pidgeot, and Agatha & Gengar, is that Metagross transforms into its Mega Metagross form after executing a sync move.

To celebrate these exciting new updates and six months since the game’s launch, players that log in each day from now until February 27 at 9:59PM Pacific time will be able to receive up to 3,000 free Gems. The in-game Pokémon Center will also have new decorations and background music.

Pokemon GO blog - information on Valentine’s Day Celebration 2020


Trainers,

Love is in the air! Our annual Valentine’s Day event is back. From Friday, February 14, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, February 17, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. in your local time zone, pink Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild, in raids, in Eggs, and as Field Research encounters.

Audino, the Hearing Pokémon, and Alomomola, the Caring Pokémon, will be making their Pokémon GO debut! They’ll be appearing in the wild and hatching from 7 km Eggs. They're rare though, so you might encounter them only if you’re very lucky! Audino and Alomomola will remain available (and incredibly hard to find!) in Pokémon GO after the event ends.

Regular Lure Modules activated during the event will last six hours, and you’ll receive a 2× Catch Candy bonus. Pink Pokémon—like Lickitung, Porygon, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Luvdisc, and Happiny—will be hatching from 7 km Eggs. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Chansey in the wild or hatch a Shiny Happiny!

Celebrate the lovely occasion with Valentine’s Day–themed avatar items like the Luvdisc Top, Ripped Luvdisc Jeans, and Luvdisc Shoes. Get them in the Style Shop!

Lickitung Raid Day

To continue the pink Pokémon festivities in celebration of Valentine’s Day, there will be a Raid Day featuring Lickitung on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in your local time zone! Lickitung will be in four-star raids and know Body Slam! You can receive up to five Raid Passes at no cost during the event by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms. You cannot hold more than one of these Raid Passes at once, and they will not be available after the event ends. Lucky Trainers might encounter Shiny Lickitung!

Have a happy Valentine’s Day, Trainers! Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receive push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. Let’s GO!

—The Pokémon GO team

Pokemon Masters - version 1.6.6.25222016 available, fixes bugs


Pokémon Masters – Ver. 1.6.6.25222016
Release date: February 14th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
Platform: Android / iOS
File size: 30MB (Android) / ??? (iOS)
Additional download: No

Patch notes
Bug fixes and improvements implemented

Additional details: none.

Pokemon no Shima picture book releasing in Japan on March 5th, 2020

It's got a unique look!

Pokemon Co. has teamed up with publisher Shogakukan to release Pokemon no Shima, a Pokemon picture book set to release in Japan on March 5th, 2020. The book was created by Cabin Company, made up of the two-person team of Kentaro Abe and Saki Yoshioka. The duo has received many accolades for their previous work, including Japan's Picture Book Readers Award. Pokemon no Shima is priced at 1,200 yen, and you can check out more pictures at the official website.

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