Pokemon Let's GO players, today's the day to make a trip to Target. If you live in the US, you have from now until June 23rd, 2019 to hit up a local Target location to grab a serial code for Shiny Eevee in Let's Go, Pikachu! or Shiny Pikachu in Let's Go, Eevee. The only way to get this Shiny Pokemon is by heading to Target and using the Pokémon Pass app to scan a QR code that's on a store display.
Looking to scoop up a copy of Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu? Perhaps you want to grab the Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu Switch bundle. Either way, the Nintendo UK store is offering some special bonuses for customers. When you make your purchase, you'll have the option of a special Switch case, Pikachu Joy-Con analog stick caps, or a Pikachu plush!
Pokemon Co. has detailed a special event for Pokemon: Let's GO in South Korea. Those who pick up the game from participating retailers in May 2019 will get a special serial code for a Shiny Pikachu or Shiny Eevee. Those who already have the game can still get a code from the upcoming Pokemon Festa, which takes place May 3rd to 12th, 2019. You just have to show the staff at the event your Switch, which let's them confirm that you have the game installed. You can also show them a game card or Poke Ball Plus for the code.
For Let's Go Pikachu, you'll get a Shiny Pikachu that's Level 10, and comes with the moves Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, and Helping Hand. If you have Let's Go Eevee, you'll get a Shiny Eevee that's Level 10, and comes with the moves Double-Edge, Dig, Iron Tail, and Helping Hand.
- General (event access from 11am-7pm) – $25
- Early Access (event access from 9am-7pm) – $35
- full details here
Niantic Live 2020
From player safety to weather patterns to hotel costs, take a peek inside Niantic HQ as the Live Events team selects a host city! Do you think your city has what it takes to host a Niantic Live Event in 2020? If so, post your suggested city park to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #NianticLive2020 and tell us why you think it would make for a great event.
- due out in Japan on April 27th, 2019
- 3,990 Yen
- think about one of the original 151 Pokemon, and then the Poké Ball will try to guess which one
- it does this by asking you questions that you can answer with Yes/No/I Don't Know
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! Guide Book
- retailers will offer a special guidebook for every purchase of Pokémon: Let’s Go for Golden Week
- this guide is called Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! Tabidachi Guide
- the guide is 50 pages long, and is based on the official guidebook for the game
- includes a serial code which can be redeemed for 100 PokéBalls in-game
- more pics here
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Nintendo has some big plans to promote the Switch in Japan for Golden Week. The Big N will be setting up shop in the AEON Mall Makuhari, Chiba on April 29th and 30th, and AEON Mall Kyoto on May 1st and 2nd, 2019. The in-store events will give customers the chance to try out the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and Pokémon: Let’s GO! Pikachu/Eevee.
Playing each game will net you a special item for each. The items include a Switch Cardboard Stand, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe or Yoshi’s Crafted World clear file, and squeezy Poké Ball.
For those in Japan, a special Pokemon Let's Go Mewtwo distribution has kicked off. Running today until July 11th, 2019, anyone who purchases a ticket for Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION will get a serial code for a level 70 Mewtwo in Pokemon Let's Go. This Mewtwo has max AVs and IVs, as well as a Quiet Nature. This can be redeemed on any region game until September 30th 2019.
Take your Pokémon™ journey to the Kanto region with a steadfast partner, either Pikachu or Eevee. Become the best Pokémon Trainer as you battle other trainers in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Find Your Way to Play.
Nintendo recently announced that their Pokemon: Let's Go hardware bundles were going to make a return to retail stores. If you're trying to hunt one down, you'll be happy to know that you can grab a bundle at GameStop right now. We have no idea how many units were put out at retail, so make sure you snatch one up as soon as you get the chance.
Famitsu just wrapped their Famitsu Award 2018 event, where they dish out all sorts of awards to games from the previous year. Nintendo actually took home quite a few awards for their titles. Check out the list of Nintendo-related winners below, as well as a live-stream recording of the full event.
Have you been trying to get your hands on the Pokemon: Let's Go Switch bundle? That's been a bit hard to do, as they've been out of stock. That situation changes today, as Nintendo has confirmed a restock on both bundles! Get out there and snatch one up before they disappear again!