Pokemon Masters "Lurking Shadow" event returning soon

The Legendary Event "Lurking Shadow" already had a run in Pokemon Masters, but it appears to be coming back. While we're not quite sure when it'll take place, we do have word that Lurking Shadow will run again soon. This event introduced the Sync Pair of Main Character & Solgaleo.

Dragalia Lost - content update for April 4th, 2020

[Events] The Omega Difficulty for the latest Raid Event, Scars of the Syndicate, is now available (available until April 6th)

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for April 4th, 2020

[Event] The second half of Katie’s Sakura Festival garden event is now live in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! Each player has been sent yellow sakura seeds × 20 to their mailbox!

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for April 4th, 2020

Special Maps: Rival Domains: Earn a bonus for defeating foes with infantry allies. Create a brigade and try to destroy the enemy fortress!

Arena Bonus Heroes: Announcing the bonus Heroes for the next Arena season which begins on April 7! Train up your Heroes before the season changes!

Super Mario Run - content update for April 4th, 2020

[Event] Items you can get from Remix 10′s Super Bonus Game in Super Mario Run will all be related to Mario this weekend. The items are: 8-bit Mario Trim (15%), Mario Topiary (15%), Classic 8-bit Small Mario Statue (15%), Modern 8-bit Small Mario Statue (15%), Mario Statue (10%), Mario Wedding Statue (10%), Mario Kart Statue (10%), and Gold Running Mario Statue (10%).

Pokemon GO updated to Ver. 0.171.3 (Android) / Ver. 1.137.3 (iOS)

Pokemon GO has been updated to Ver. 0.171.3 (Android) / Ver. 1.137.3 (iOS). Unfortunately, we'll have to wait for dataminers to figure out what's in this patch, as no official patch notes were released. This update takes up 55 MB on Android and 287.5 MB on iOS.

Tips for Pokémon Masters’ Battle Villa, Pokémon GO’s GO Battle League, and More

Top tips for trainers

Thanks to mobile games like Pokémon Masters and Pokémon GO, you're never far from an exciting adventure in the world of Pokémon. If you haven't spent a lot of time with these titles, it may be time to give them a go. We understand that diving into a new game might be a lot to take in at first, but we have a collection of useful strategy guides filled with loads of useful tips and tricks that will set you on the path to victory. So whether you're hoping to strengthen your sync pairs for the Battle Villa or power up your Pokémon for the GO Battle League, check out these articles. Even if you've been playing these games for a while, you're bound to find some useful information in here!

Pokémon Masters

For those who are just starting out in Pokémon Masters, you'll definitely want to read our Pokémon Masters beginners' guide, which explains the concept of the Trainer/Pokémon partnership known as a sync pair. Of course, the guide is also crammed full of tips for leveling up and evolving your sync pairs as well as useful battle strategies. Once you've mastered the basics, check out our how-to for quickly and easily leveling up your sync pairs.

You'll want to get your team in tip-top shape in order to take on one of Pokémon Masters' more recent additions: the gauntlet-style Battle Villa. Fortunately, we have a guide that will prepare you for the Battle Villa. You'll learn the best sync pairs to bring, tips for battling bosses, the benefits of lucky skills, and more.

As Pokémon Masters continues to evolve, we'll continue providing useful strategies and updates. Check Pokemon.com frequently for the latest news about this exciting title.

Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO has been around for a while now, but it's always a good time to begin catching Pokémon in a real-world setting. One of the more thrilling aspects of Pokémon GO is its Raid Battles, in which you face off against powerful Pokémon—including Legendary Pokémon. These matches can prove challenging, though, so read our advice on powering up the Pokémon on your team before taking on these formidable battles.

The GO Battle League is a recent feature to Pokémon GO that lets Trainers engage in Trainer Battles against opponents from around the globe. It's also a fun way to earn in-game rewards. Before heading into battle, though, be sure to read our tips on getting started in the GO Battle League. This article will give you an overview of how the GO Battle League works, help you build a balanced team, and show you how you can increase your rewards.

Like Pokémon Masters, Pokémon GO is frequently updated with new special events and features. Pokemon.com will keep you informed of the latest details, and you can always read our other Pokémon GO strategy articles for all sorts of useful advice.

Other Great Pokémon Games

Of course, Pokémon Masters and Pokémon GO aren't the only Pokémon games available on mobile devices. You can experience all the fun and excitement of a Pokémon Trading Card Game match with Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, which is available to play on smart devices as well as PCs. If you collect Pokémon TCG cards, you can even redeem the Pokémon TCG Online codes found in many Pokémon TCG products to add to your Pokémon TCG Online collection.

For a more lighthearted Pokémon mobile game, don't miss the adorable Pokémon: Magikarp Jump. This delightful game has you feeding and training a series of Magikarp to help them learn to leap as high as they possibly can. Be sure to read up on the many failures of Magikarp to get some (slightly silly) insight as to what this game has to offer.

If you just want to kick back with your mobile device and watch a little something, you can grab the Pokémon TV mobile app, which gives you access to dozens of episodes of Pokémon the Series at no charge.

Have fun experiencing the many mobile Pokémon adventures, Trainers. And remember to keep checking Pokemon.com for the latest news about Pokémon Masters, Pokémon GO, and, well, just about everything Pokémon!

April Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours

Spotlight on fun!

Thank you for all your feedback on Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour. We’re continuing to test these minievents, and we’re happy to report that we’ll be combining them into one weekly event for the month of April. We wanted to provide some information on this combined event in advance so you can prepare.

For the month of April, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. local time, but this time around, both a Pokémon and a special bonus will be featured! For each Pokémon Spotlight Hour, you can expect a different Pokémon and bonus.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Purrloin will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020: Magnemite will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020: Wobbuffet will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Pidgey will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.

Please be aware of your surroundings when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. Let’s GO!

Spring into Spring 2020 with Pokémon GO

Spring has sprung in Pokemon GO

Spring has sprung for those of you in the northern hemisphere, and what better way to celebrate than with a springtime event! Buneary joins the celebration by wearing a flower crown, while egg- and spring-themed Pokémon are appearing more often in the wild! Pokémon Eggs just got eggs-tra special too, as Pichu and Togepi with flower crowns will be hatching from them.

We're continuing to prioritize Pokémon GO experiences that can be enjoyed in individual settings. You’ll receive 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators until further notice, so be sure to turn on Adventure Sync and make every step count.

Date + Time

From Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time


The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Exeggcute, Chansey, Mareep, Marill, and Torchic. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Exeggcute!

Buneary wearing flower crowns and Pikachu wearing flower hats will also be appearing in the wild! If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny ones, too!

The following Pokémon will be hatching more often from 2 km Eggs: Pichu wearing a flower crown, Togepi wearing a flower crown, Happiny, Munchlax, Tyrogue, Chingling, and Riolu.

All Eggs received from Gifts during the event will be 2 km Eggs.

There will be event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward encounters with Alolan Exeggutor, Azumarill, and—if you’re extremely lucky—Audino!

A Togepi-themed bag and hoodie will be available in the in-game shop!

2× Hatch Candy
Lucky Eggs will last for one hour

And remember that as mentioned above, a 1/2 Hatch Distance bonus is ongoing until further notice—which means it will be applied during this event! Just make sure to place your Eggs into Incubators while the bonus is running.

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'Yoshi Tour' being added to Mario Kart Tour on April 8th, 2020

Yoshi's coming in hot

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart Tour is getting updated on April 8th, 2020 with the 'Yoshi Tour.' As with other tours, this will include new tracks and challenges. It's likely there will be some alternate characters as well, but that remains to be seen.


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