Pokemon Masters Twitter account starts sharing artwork counting down to launch

Countdown to launch

Pokemon Masters launches on Aug. 29th, 2019. To commemorate the launch, the official Pokemon Masters Twitter account has started sharing countdown artwork. The piece above comes from Kana Yamamoto, and is the first in a series of 5 countdown tributes. We'll make sure to bring you all the pieces of art as they're released!

Pokemon Masters mobile wallpaper campaign kicks off in Japan

Spruce up your cell phone

Pokemon Masters is releasing next week, and Pokemon Co. has put out some special phone wallpapers and SNS icons to celebrate The phone wallpapers and stickers feature various Sync Pairs from all across the Pokemon franchise, and you get them by answering a series of quiz questions via this official campaign site.

Following that, you can answer another set of questions testing your knowledge of Pokemon. Completing this will get you a round of SNS icons and social media banners of different Sync Pairs. This campaign lasts until Aug. 26th, 2019.

Dragalia Lost - content update for Aug. 24th, 2019

[Event Quests] A new Boss has been added to Astral Raids: Sabnock! (available until August 26th)

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Aug. 24th, 2019

[Cookies] A Fortune Cookie and set of Stamp Trade rewards are back: Marshal’s pastry cookie. (available until September 14th)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Aug. 24th, 2019

[Special Maps] As part of the Feh’s Summer Celebration event, the following Grand Hero Battle is back: Gharnef (Dark Pontifex). As usual, you can get the 3 ★ version of this Hero if you clear the map on Hard, the 4 ★ version if you clear it on Lunatic, and the 4 ★ version + some Hero Feathers if you clear it on Infernal. (available until August 26th)

[Quests] As part of the Feh’s Summer Celebration event, a new Quest is now live: Grand Hero Party. Clearing it allows you to get the 4 ★ version of Gharnef (Dark Pontifex). (available until August 26th)

[Events] The latest Tap Battle: Illusory Dungeon event is called Brave Heroes, and it’s now live. The first 8 regular stages are available right away (available until September 21st)

[Quests] A new set of Daily Quests is now live: Tap Battle – Daily (4 different sets) (available until August 31st)

[Quests] A new set of Quests is now live: Tap Battle (available until September 21st)

[Special Maps] The latest Rival Domains map is now available. This time, you get a bonus if you defeat enemy units using infantry allies (available until August 31st)

Super Mario Run - content update for Aug. 24th, 2019

[Event] The latest Weekend Spotlight is live, and this time around, it’s all about Toad and Toadette! Here’s the items you can get from the Super Bonus game in Remix 10: Toad Topiary (20%), Toadette Topiary (20%), 8-bit Toad Statue (20%), Toad Statue (12%), Toadette Statue (12%), Gold Toad Statue (8%), Gold Toadette Statue (8%) (available until August 26th)

Pokemon GO 'Water Festival' now live

It's important to stay hydrated!

Time to make a big splash! Even if you don’t live near the water, you can look forward to Water-type Pokémon coming to you soon in Eggs, raids, Field Research, and the wild.
That’s right—the long-awaited Water Festival is back!

Date + Time

Friday, August 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT until Friday, August 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT


Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp, Wooper, Wailmer, and more will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild around water: Wartortle, Poliwhirl, Seaking, Lapras, Qwilfish, Mantine, Lotad, Feebas, Piplup, Buizel, and Finneon.
Water-type Pokémon will hatch more often from Eggs.
Kingler and Crawdaunt will be able to learn Crabhammer, a Water-type Charged Attack that is newly available in Pokémon GO.
If you manage to surf the waves of luck, you might encounter Shiny Carvanha or Shiny Barboach!


Water-type Pokémon like Blastoise, Vaporeon, Lapras, and more will appear in raids.
On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, you’ll be able to encounter Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf in five-star raids in their respective regions!


2× Hatch Candy
If you have a Water-type Pokémon as your Buddy, the distance to earn Buddy Candy will be halved.
There’s no need to swim or use a fishing rod to encounter these Pokémon, Trainer. All you have to do is get up and GO!

Fire Emblem Heroes anthology manga releasing in Japan

A 4-koma collection

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems are putting out a Fire Emblem Heroes anthology manga in Japan, and it's set to launch on Aug. 26th, 2019. This includes 83 4-koma panels already available on the official website, as well as 22 additional panels focusing on Alfonse, the Summoner, and more.

Pokemon Masters official confirmed for Aug. 29th, 2019 release

Are you ready to become a master?

Back in late July, Pokemon Co. said that their tentative plan was to launch Pokemon Masters on Aug. 29th, 2019, but that was subject to change. Looks like everything has gone according to schedule, as the game's release on iOS and Android has since been confirmed for Aug. 29th, 2019. We'll all be able to dive into the game next week!

Dragalia Lost - content update for Aug. 23rd, 2019

[Log-in Bonus] To celebrate the launch of the latest Summon Showcase, all players who started playing before August 23rd can claim the following as special Log -in Bonus: mana x100000 (available until August 30th)

[Manga] Chapter 142 of the official Dragalia Lost 4-koma manga, Dragalia Life, is now available: Mym’s Brilliant Plab. Click here to check it out (also available from within the game itself) (no end date)


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