IGN Video - Everything You Need to Know About Pokemon HOME

Here's everything you need to know about Pokemon HOME. This in-depth breakdown on the Nintendo Switch and mobile app explains what's possible on each version and explains how to use all the features. This includes transferring Pokemon between games, trade via Wonder Box, GTS, Friend Trade, and Room Trade, viewing the National Dex, earning rewards, customizing your profile, and much more.

Coronavirus impact causes cancellation of Pokemon Asia Top League Kyoto 2020

Originally scheduled for February 23rd, 2020, Pokemon Asia Top League Kyoto 2020 has been officially cancelled by The Pokemon Company. Six countries across Asia were planned to compete in the Trading Card Game tournament, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak causing issues with travel, the event will have to postponed (hopefully not permanently).

Completing the National Dex in Pokemon Home is reportedly resulting in receiving an Original Color Magearna

The luck of the Pokeball

Completing the National Dex has been the dream of many trainers since they were very young. The reward for completing such an honorable task through Pokemon Home might be something very special. Reports have been given from some dedicated Pokemon catchers that upon finishing the National Pokedex, they received an Original Color Magearna through the Mystery Gift menu. However, some have also received a regularly colored one for completing the dex, so speculation has been running wild for why this is happening. It is currently unknown why people are now in possession of the original color, and an official statement has yet to be given by Nintendo or The Pokemon Company. Could this be the intended reward? A glitch? We'll have to wait to find out exactly what is going on with this mysterious Mythical Pokemon.

Sonic The Hedgehog movie sets box-office record for game-to-film adaptation, passing Detective Pikachu's debut with a $64.3M 4-day estimate

Things are looking blue for Pikachu

Tickets for Sonic The Hedgehog are selling out FAST! According to Deadline, the film is estimated to have received a 3-day grossing of $53.99M and a 4-day of $64.3M. This gives our blue friend the record for best video game movie adaptation opening. For comparison, Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures' Detective Pikachu earned $58M at its debut in May 2019.

Paramount's estimates are slightly lower ($50M 3-day and $60M 4-day), but still takes the record over Pokemon either way.

Pokemon's official Twitter account teases the upcoming mythical Pokemon reveal

The teasing continues

Looks like the whole world is going to be finding out about the new Mythical Pokemon heading to Sword and Shield soon. The official Pokemon Twitter account shared the image above, and told everyone to stay tuned for more info. We should be hearing full details about this one in the near future.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Niantic apologizes for Pokemon GO Liverpool Safari Zone ticket pricing mistake, listings updated

Pricing problems set right

A number of Pokemon GO fans were upset with how ticket pricing was handled for Liverpool's Pokémon Go Safari Zone event. Some players thought there were hidden service fees that shouldn't have been hidden at all, leading them to complain online, as well as contacting the UK Advertising Standards Authority. Niantic has now responded to the issue and fixed things up. You can see Niantic's statement on the error below.

"Previous advertising for Pokémon Gp Safari Zone Liverpool tickets didn't include the service fee and VAT costs. We're updating all ticket listings today. The ticket pricing is now listed as: '£21.60 for Early Access and £14.40 for General Admission. A £3.60 service fee will be added to each order (up to 4 tickets per order). The City Explorer Pass add-on is £9.60. All prices are inclusive of VAT.'"

Pokemon News Round-Up: Pikachu Sweets new items, Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo reopening info, Pokemon Home clone/hack protection, and more

A big rundown of today's Pokemon tidbits

Pikachu Sweets by Pokemon Cafe menu expansion

- new items will be released on March 6, 2020
- lineup includes Pikachu and Eevee Cupcakes, pastries featuring Goomy and Gulpin, and purple and red beverages

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo Renewal commemorative merchandise

- merch line features Pikachu and friends in a joyful park setting
- available at Pokemon Center stores in Japan starting March 6th, 2020
- lineup includes the follow:

Flat pouch 1,760 yen (★)
Mini tote bag 1,980 yen (★)
IIIIfi + ® (E-fit) For iPhone 8/7 / 6s / 6 (Pikachu) 3,300 yen (★)
IIIIfi + ® (E-fit) For iPhone 8/7 / 6s / 6 (Swablu) 3,300 yen (★)
IIIIfi + ® (Efit) For iPhone X / XS (Pikachu) 3,300 yen (★)
IIIIfi + ® (Efit) For iPhone X / XS (Swablu) 3,300 yen (★)
A4 Clear File 264 yen
Letter set 660 yen (★)
Memo set 660 yen (★)
Acrylic key holder collection Mega Tokyo R 550 yen
* 9 types . You can not choose a pattern.
Flower cookie 1,296 yen
Peelable sticker 660 yen (★)

※ ★ items will be available on Amazon Japan

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo and Pokemon Center Osaka logo makeovers

- Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo logo features Zacian and Pikachu
- Pokemon Center Osaka logo features Zamazenta and Pikachu
- both Pokemon Center locations will be giving away stickers featuring their respective logos starting February 15, 2020
- customers have to make one purchase to get the stickers

Pokemon Home clone/hacked Pokemon protection

- any Pokemon that is stored on Pokemon Home will receive a tracker value that is assigned by the server
- this value will be stored in a new field in the Pokemon data itself, as well as the Pokemon Home serve
- the tracker value could be used as a way to stop cloned Pokemon from entering the system
- any Pokemon that has the same tracker value and is sent to Pokemon Home will be automatically deleted

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo reopening plans

- will reopen at Sunshine City, Tokyo on March 6th, 2020
- features a brand new look in the style of Pokemon Centers from Sword/Shield
- from March 6 to March 29, 2020, a grand opening campaign called Touch the Pokemon will be held
- the campaign will include many activities, including an event at the Sunshine City fountain plaza on March 20
- Pikachu, Eevee, and Snorlax mascots will visit Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo every day
- receive a sticker by taking a photo at designated areas and uploading it to Instagram or Twitter with a special hashtag

Pokemon Sword and Shield Series 3 Ranked Battle Details

Battle preparations

Pokemon Co. has started to share some details on the Pokemon Sword and Shield Series 3 Ranked Battle, which kicks off March 1st, 2020. Check out the preliminary info below.

- alongside the currently usable Pokémon, all Regional Variants including Alolan Forms and Original Forms will be usable
- in addition to that, the Kanto and Alola Starter Pokémon and their evolutions will also be usable

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Pokémon the Series on Pokémon TV

Pokemon TV and chill

Valentine's Day is here, and love is in the air! We're celebrating the power of love on Pokémon TV, so tune in to watch a selection of classic Pokémon the Series episodes that focus on the sweet side of Pokémon. You'll even get to see a pivotal romantic moment between the Alola region's Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet. From Ash's Butterfree finding its perfect partner to Team Rocket's Meowth getting a crush on a glamorous Glameow, you'll swoon along with these heartwarming tales.

For the next two weeks, check out the special Valentine's Day channel on Pokémon TV. You can even curl up with a box of chocolates to complete the mood. Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on Pokemon.com or using the Pokémon TV mobile app.

IGN Video - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX New Gameplay and Features Explained

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a remake of the very first Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games (and the demo has been out for a while now) but of course there's more to it than what we've seen so far. We went hands-on with a different story dungeon and some new features not shown in the demo or available in the originals.

Watch for short break-downs and gameplay clips of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX's Rescue Team Camp system, new Rare Qualities, the Pokemon recruiting mechanic, a short boss battle, and more—some of which is completely new to the remake.


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