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Re-Ment releasing "Pokemon Terrarium Collection EX Galar" toy line

Sooooo cute!

Re-ment is no stranger to making Pokemon products in Japan, and the toy company has announced an all new collection featuring Galar region Pokemon inside of adorable pokeball-shaped terrariums! Pikachu & Yamper, Scorbunny, Sobble, Grookey, Wooloo & Eevee, and Galarian Ponya will all be available for Japanese pokefans sometime later in 2020.

Pokemon Sword and Shield updated to Version 1.2.1

Pokemon Sword and Shield have been updated to Version 1.2.1. Check out the patch notes for this update below.

- A bug in regards to the number of digits for password settings has been fixed.
- In regards to the passwords that can be set for Y-Comm and Max Raid Battles, we fixed the bug where players could be matched with others whose passwords were not coinciding.
- Other updated content
- We fixed several other issues to improve game play experience.

New Galarian Farfetch’d plush announced for Japan

Well isn't he cute

The Pokemon Co. has revealed a new Galarian Farfetch’d plush doll, which will see release via Pokemon Center/Store locations in Japan. The plush is set to launch on July 18th, 2020, and is priced at 1,815 yen. You can check out more pics of the plush here.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Copperajah Raid Battle distribution announced for Ireland

To the MAX

Another distribution of the Dynamax Crystal to get Gigantamax Copperajah has been announced, and this time it's for Ireland. Starting July 31st, you can head to Gamestop locations in Ireland to get the code.

When you enter the code, you'll get a special Dynamax Crystal. This can be activated to create a Gigantamax Copperajah Max Raid Battle in Watchtower Ruins.

Pokemon Center Japan reveals "Hello Ponyta" merch line

Got milk?

A new line of Pokemon merchandise is coming to Pokemon Center stores in Japan on July 18th, 2020! Dubbed "Hello Ponya", a variety of new products designed by Japanese fashion brand "MILKFED", with illustrations by James Turner (the art director for Sword and Shield), will become available. Check out everything being offered (including Nintendo Switch accessories) in the imgur gallery below!

Earn Rewards in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Ranked Battles July Season

Enjoy your rewards!

The July season of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles has begun, and this month's regulations are sure to shake up Trainers' strategies with the addition of Pokémon from the Isle of Armor. Once again, Trainers will be able to test skills in head-to-head battles with players around the world, move up the leaderboards, and earn in-game rewards.

Pokémon in either the Galar Region Pokédex or the Isle of Armor Pokédex that are caught, hatched from Eggs, or received as an official Mystery Gift are eligible for Ranked Battles, except for Mythical Pokémon and most Legendary Pokémon (Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion are permitted). New in July, Pokémon of permitted species with the battle-ready symbol may also be used in Ranked Battles. Competitors will also be permitted to use all known Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor, including Venusaur, Blastoise, Rillaboom, Cinderace, Inteleon, and Urshifu.

To start a Ranked Battle, select VS in the X menu, select Battle Stadium, and then select Ranked Battles. You can press the Y Button to see an overview of Ranked Battles before you begin your match.

Before battle, you'll be matched up with other players of similar rank to ensure even competition. When the season concludes, the higher the tier you finish in, the greater your in-game rewards. The July season rewards include the following:

Master Ball Tier

Gold Bottle Cap ×3
600 Battle Points
Armorite Ore ×30

Ultra Ball Tier

Gold Bottle Cap ×1
300 Battle Points
Armorite Ore ×10

Great Ball Tier

Bottle Cap ×3
Ability Capsule ×1
100 Battle Points
Armorite Ore ×5

Poké Ball Tier and Beginner Tier

Ability Capsule ×1
50 Battle Points
Armorite Ore ×1

Have fun battling, and check back later for more Ranked Battle season news.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Ranked Battle Series 5 now live, Ranked Battle reward available

It's rank!

It's all about Ranked Battles in today's Pokemon Sword and Shield news. Check out the latest tidbits below.

Ranked Battle Series 5

- Series 5 is now live and the ruleset continues the addition of available Gigantamax Pokémon
- allows all presently available Gigantamax
- runs from July 1st at 04:00 UTC to August 30th at 23:59 UTC
- rewards that you'll get after this month's Season include Armorite Ore

Ranked Battle Rewards

- rewards for participation in the latest season of battles is now live
- check your ranking in the Ranked Battle mode and then go to Mystery Gift > Receive via Battle Stadium
- rewards include BP and items
- items range from nature mints up to Bottle Caps depending upon your placement

Pokemon the Movie: Coco Zarude distribution can learn Jungle Healing at level 90

The power of plants

As we've mentioned in the past, Japanese Pokemon Sword and Shield players will be able to obtain a code for Zarude if they pre-book their movie ticket for Pokemon the Movie: Coco. Reservations kick off August 7th, 2020, and are priced at ¥1,400 per ticket (¥800 for junior tickets). Players will receive a code to add Okoya Forest Celebi and Okoya Forest Zarude to their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.

In new information, we now know that once Zarude reaches Lv. 90, it can learn the Grass-type status move Jungle Healing. This movie allows Zarude to wrap vines around trees and absorb their energy, then releases that energy combined with its own. This will heal Zarude and its ally Pokemon while also removing any status conditions. Only Zarude can learn Jungle Healing within Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Shiny Zeraora distribution and Wild Area event update

There's always more new content in Sword and Shield

Two tidbits of information for Pokemon Sword and Shield players to jump on today. Get the details on each below.

Shiny Zeraora Distribution

- Shiny Zeraora is now being distributed to players through Pokémon HOME
- this is to celebrate over 2 million Zeraora being defeated in the recent Max Raid Battle Event
- this distribution also comes with 8 Armorite Ore
- you need to have deposited a Pokémon in Pokémon HOME between now and July 6th to be eligible
- the distribution will run for one week, ending on July 6th

Wild Area event

- the 22 Gigantamax Pokémon have left the boosted raids
- various Steel-type and Rock-type Pokémon have been added

Pokemon Sword and Shield EZ-Link cards available in Singapore

A number of Pokemon-themed EZ-Link cards are already available in Singapore, but now a new version has launched. The latest option gives customers the chance to snag a Pokemon Sword and Shield-themed card. The card is priced at SGD10, and is available at official EZ-Link Vending Machines at Bugis Junction, Junction 8 and Westgate Shopping Centre.

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