How tricky will it be to catch 'em all?
Last month, GoNintendo highlighted the upcoming Halloween cards coming to the Pokémon TCG. Now, it seems we know which cards will be included in this Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle, thanks to PokéBeach.
Although Halloween is still a bit of time away, some retailers, including Kohl’s and Kroger, now have the special seasonal Pokémon cards for purchase. While the complete set is 30 reprint cards, these cards are special in that they have special Pikachu pumpkin stamp, as seen above, in the bottom-right corner of the artwork.
Ten of the cards, seen above, are also holo. These Pokémon are as follows: Gengar, Mewtwo, Mismagius, Dusknoir, Darkrai, Chandelure, Trevenant, Gorgeist, Mimikyu, and Hatterene.
PokéBeach advises that players can complete the set with half a bag to a full bag, based on the data given:
Darkrai appears to be the hardest card to pull, with one or two in every bag. Chandelure appears to be the next rarest, with about two in every bag. The most common holos appear to be Dusknoir, Mismagius, and Gorgeist. This is from a sample size of five bags (200 packs), so it may not represent everyone’s pull rates.
The Pokémon TCG: Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle costs $14.99 each, and includes 40 mini booster packs, where 3 cards come per pack, and each booster pack comes with a holo card. The booster packs should be available in grocery stores, retailers, and the Pokémon Center by September 5th. For more information on these packs, you can check out GoNintendo’s coverage.
Pokémon UNITE players can receive a special Worlds-themed shirt for their Trainer if they tune into the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Players who watch Worlds on Twitch will be given a password during the broadcast to unlock the special shirt to commemorate the event.
Once applicable, players will be able to redeem the code by going to the events icon in Pokémon UNITE, entering the password in Gift Exchange under the Daily Events tab, and checking in-game mail. This code, once available, can be redeemed until August 30, 2022, 4:59 PM PDT. For more information, you can check out Pokémon’s website.
Are you a Canadian resident 13 years or older who would like to win an OLED Nintendo Switch?
Canadian families have a chance to be one of 15 winners of a Nintendo Switch - OLED Model system, a one-year supply of MadeGood product coupons, and a “game option of their choice.” Lucky winners can choose from the following titles: Nintendo Switch Sports, Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain, Game Builder Garage, Just Dance 2022 or Ring Fit Adventure. Even if you do not win, all entrants will receive a code for 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points and a 15% MadeGood coupon.
Get 'em while they last!
If you have the Platinum Points, Nintendo Switch Online members can now download this week’s icon elements from Xenoblade Chronicles 3. These icon elements refresh each week, so be sure to download them to avoid missing out! For more details on these icon elements, you can visit Nintendo’s website.
It's never been so fun to travel!
A new Japanese TV commercial for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been released on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. The commercial, seen above, highlights the real-world locations that have been turned into tracks from the hit Switch title.
If you’re a theme park lover who enjoys Pikmin, v50 of Pikmin Bloom might be for you. This latest update to the mobile game allows users to find unique seedlings of Red, Yellow, and Blue Pikmin at theme parks. These “Theme Park Ticket” Decor Pikmin will have tickets that will have the name of the park, as well as the day of the visit to the park.
For more information, you can visit Pikmin Bloom’s website.
For all Pikmin Bloom fans, a new Community Day is happening on Saturday, August 13, from 11 AM to 2 PM local time. The new promo video, seen above, shows off footage from previous Community Days. The description for the event is below:
Ready for the next #PikminBloom #CommunityDay on August 13th? We can’t wait for you to join us on a #10KWalkWithPikmin! This Community Day, we’re holding real life events at 3 locations in the US.
For more details on the event, you can visit the Pikmin Bloom website.
Spend those Platinum Points!
Have some My Nintendo Platinum Points burning in your pocket? Users of the Nintendo Switch Online service are now able to redeem Platinum Points for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 icon elements. Icons are renewed weekly, and the final week of Xenoblade Chronicles icons are available until September 1st, 5:59 PT.
See the image below to ensure that you get your favorite icons on their respective weeks:
DreamWorks Dragons: Legends of The Nine Realms now has a release date for the Nintendo Switch. Previously slated for “Fall”, the game is now announced to debut on September 23, 2022, according to its eShop listing. You can read about DreamWorks Dragons: Legends of The Nine Realms below:
Unleash your inner dragon and fly beyond the Hidden World, on your fiery adventure to rescue Thunder’s family and save the dragon kingdoms!
Feel the wind against your scales as you soar and dive through unexplored realms. Use your speed, tail, and claws to defeat the worthy foes and gigantic dragon bosses that stand in your way. Level up Thunder and his friends to become the ultimate dragon heroes by choosing new unlockable skills and powers.
Only you can bring peace back to the inter-connected realms of ice, fire, darkness, and beyond. Stoke the flames in your chest and take to the skies – the future of the Night Lights, and all dragon kind, is depending on you!
Can you see yourself winning the victory royale?
A new trailer, seen above, highlights the new John Cena Outfit available in the Item Shop for Fortnite. This outfit is in celebration of the Epic Summerslam event happening across several Epic franchises, including Fall Guys and Rocket League, in collaboration with WWE.
You can read the official statement from Fortnite about the new Outfit below:
As part of the Epic SummerSlam, 16-time Champion John Cena gives opponents an Attitude Adjustment in Fortnite. The John Cena Outfit is available in the Item Shop now, complete with the Entrance Gear and Ring Gear Styles. The full John Cena Set includes:
- John Cena Entrance Gear Outfit
- John Cena Ring Gear Alternate Style
- WWE Championship Back Bling
- Five Digit Slapper Pickaxe
- U Can’t C Me Emote
Daisy, Shy Guy, a new gear set and stadium!
Fans of Mario Strikers: Battle League are in luck, as its first free update is now available. This update adds “new playable characters Daisy and Shy Guy, a new set of Knight-themed gear, and the new Desert Ruin stadium.”
You can purchase Mario Strikers: Battle League on the eShop. As for today’s update, you can see full patch notes below.
- Added “Daisy” as a playable character.
- Added “Shy Guy” as a playable character.
- Added the “Desert Ruin” stadium.
- Added the “Knight” gear set.
- Increased how many items can be displayed in the Notifications ticker in Strikers Club.
- When choosing “Random” on the Character Selection screen, the geared version of the Character will be selected (if one exists).
- Reduced the probability of scoring on a weak shot from far away.
- Reduced the probability of Stars appearing when you are losing by a 1 or 2 point difference.
- Revised the CPU behavior and opposing team composition in Cup Battles.
- Added visible trail to the ball when it’s not in active possession, making it easier to see.
- Made player numbers easier to see when playing online.
- Fixed an issue when playing as Waluigi and using a hyper strike in which the ball could hit a goal post and not go in.
- Made several other adjustments to game balance and fixed several other issues to improve the gameplay experience.
More classics on the go!
Three new titles are available for Nintendo Switch Online. From the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Kirby’s Avalanche and Fighter’s History are now live for Nintendo Switch Online members. For fans of the NES, players can now experience Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia on the service.
The Famicom and Super Famicom version of the service in Japan also received Fighter’s History and Daiva Story 6, as seen above. However, the Japanese version of the service got Kirby’s Super Star Stacker instead of Kirby’s Avalanche.
The newest Arcade Archives Taito work, Gun Frontier, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Gun Frontier is a vertically scrolling shooter released originally in arcades in 1990. The title is considered to be the spiritual predecessor and inspiration for Battle Garegga, a famous vertically scrolling arcade shooter. Gun Frontier will be available to purchase on August 12th.
Check out combat, exploration, upgrades, and more!
A new extended Japanese trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has recently dropped. To see cinematic shots of the action, scenery, and characters for the anticipated title, as well as details on combat, exploration, and skill trees, you can watch the video above.