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Players of Pokémon Sword and Shield can catch Shellder in Max Raid Battles from May 20th, 2022 until May 22, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

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Catch Shellder in Max Raid Battles

Crack open your Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield game for some Bivalve Pokémon fun, and you might encounter a Shiny Shellder.

The latest Max Raid Battle event in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield is just too exciting to clam up about. Until May 22, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Shellder will appear more frequently in Pokémon Dens. Lucky Trainers might even encounter a Shiny Shellder!

For an opportunity to encounter this Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet through Y-Comm or by selecting Mystery Gift in the X menu, then selecting Get the Wild Area News. After that, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den, you can walk up to the Pokémon Den and interact with it to start a Max Raid Battle with a Dynamax Pokémon. This event does not affect the Pokémon encountered within Dynamax Adventures.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/catch-shellder-in-max-raid-battles/

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have announced Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0, which will now allow the Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl video games to be mutually compatible with the cloud service app alongside past games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, and Pokémon GO. [1] Players can look forward to the update in the coming weeks. High resolution pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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NEW VERSION OF POKÉMON HOME INTRODUCES MORE GAME COMPATIBILITY

Pokémon HOME enables Trainers to continue their Pokémon adventures beyond a single game system and manage their collection of Pokémon across many of their games. The Pokémon that players can take to each game are limited to the Pokémon that appear in those games. Players can view the details on which Pokémon can be taken to which games from the Help menu of the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME.[2]

Introducing Strange Balls
Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes place in the distant past of the world of Pokémon, where Poké Balls from the other games do not yet exist. When Pokémon caught in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield are transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, they will appear in Strange Balls. Strange Balls will only appear in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl. All Pokémon caught in Pokémon Legends: Arceus that are transferred to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield will appear in regular Poké Balls.[3]

Strange Ball

In Pokémon HOME, players will be able to see the Poké Balls that Pokémon were originally caught in.

Claim Special Pokémon When Linking Games
To celebrate Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus becoming compatible with Pokémon HOME, players will be gifted special Pokémon when linking each game to Pokémon HOME.[4]

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Connectivity
After depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus into the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME, players will receive Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott with maximum effort levels as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Connectivity
After depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl into the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME, players will receive Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup with Hidden Abilities as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME.

Connectivity Between Various Games
The moves that Pokémon can learn in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, and Pokémon Shield differ from those that they can learn in other games, so a Pokémon's moves will not be reflected when it is transferred to another game.When a Pokémon is taken to another game for the first time, the moves it can use will be determined by its level.[5]

If a Pokémon is brought from the game it was caught into another game and learns other moves, and is then brought back to the game it was caught in, it will go back to having the moves that it originally knew.[6]

Linking to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
Players can check on the condition of Pokémon deposited from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl to Pokémon HOME as well as their other details.

Please be cautious of the following when connecting Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl to Pokémon HOME.

  • Special Pokémon that can only be caught once during regular gameplay can only be deposited once per save data to Pokémon HOME.

Linking to Pokémon Legends: Arceus
You can view the effort levels of Pokémon deposited from Pokémon Legends: Arceus to Pokémon HOME as well as its other details.

  • The objective of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is to help compile the first Pokédex in the Hisui region. As such, the National Pokédex in Pokémon HOME will update its Pokédex entries based on your completion of the Pokédex in your Pokémon Legends: Arceus save data.
  • If a Pokédex entry in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is incomplete, you will not be able to see that Pokémon's entry in Pokémon HOME.

Additional Achievements and Stickers
Players can obtain stickers by completing achievements by meeting certain conditions in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME. New achievements and stickers based on Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl will be added from version 2.0.0 onwards.

For more information on Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0, please click here.

[1] Linking Pokémon HOME to different games can be done through the Nintendo Switch version.
[2] Example: Hisuian Growlithe cannot be transferred to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield, but players will be able to take a Pikachu they've caught in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield into Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, or Pokémon Shining Pearl.
[3] When Pokémon are deposited or withdrawn between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl and Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield, the caught Pokémon will appear in the original Poké Balls that they were caught in and not in Strange Balls.
[4] Mystery Gifts in Pokémon HOME are only available on the mobile device version. The ability to link Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl to Pokémon HOME is only available on the Nintendo Switch version. To prepare, please make sure that the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME are linked. (For more details, please check here.)

Depending on the OS or device, players may not be able to use certain features. The particulars of this event may be changed at any time without prior warning. Thank you for your understanding.

[5] These moves will be learned when Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield are linked.
[6] A Pokémon caught in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and transferred to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield will keep the moves they had in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee! A Pokémon caught in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond,or Pokémon Shining Pearl will have moves that correspond to its level. A Pokémon caught in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield cannot be transferred back to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles May 2022 Season (Season 30) is here! Compete against other players in Season 30 to earn in-game rewards!

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles May 2022 Season (Season 30)

Compete against players from around the world to climb the leaderboards and earn in-game rewards.

The new Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles season has begun, giving Trainers another chance to test their skills in head-to-head battles with players around the world, move up the global leaderboards, and earn helpful in-game rewards.

The leaderboards reset every month, so now's the perfect time to jump in. Running until 4:59 p.m. PDT on May 31, 2022, the Ranked Battles May 2022 Season (Season 30) will follow the Series 12 regulations, which means you can battle with two powerful, usually ineligible Legendary Pokémon at your side. Also, Pokémon are allowed to Dynamax or Gigantamax during battle.

Only Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible. Pokémon from previous games in the Pokémon series can receive the battle-ready symbol from the character next to the door in the center of the Battle Tower. When the battle-ready symbol is applied to your Pokémon, your Pokémon will forget the moves it knows. If your Pokémon forgets moves that it cannot use or learn in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, those moves cannot be relearned.

Eligible Pokémon

Eligible Pokémon for the Ranked Battles May 2022 Season include:

Galar Pokédex No. 001–400, Isle of Armor Pokédex No. 001–210, and Crown Tundra Pokédex No. 001–210 are eligible for battle, as well as the following Pokémon:

Mewtwo, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Regigigas, Giratina, Cresselia, Tornadus, Thundurus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Landorus, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, and Blacephalon.

Two of the following special Pokémon may be registered to your Battle Team:

Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, or Calyrex.

May 2022 Season Rewards

Before battle, you'll be matched up with other players of similar rank to ensure even competition. The higher the tier you finish in, the greater your in-game rewards will be after the season concludes. The May 2022 season rewards include the following:

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

Ultra Ball Tier

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

Great Ball Tier

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

Poké Ball Tier and Beginner Tier

  • Ability Capsule ×1
  • 50 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×5
  • Armorite Ore ×5

How to Start a Ranked Battle

To start a Ranked Battle, follow these steps:
  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Ranked Battles.

How to Receive In-Game Rewards

You will need to finish at least one match with a win or loss during the May 2022 season to be eligible for rewards at the end of the season. To receive your in-game rewards, follow these steps:

  1. After the competition has ended, launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Good luck battling in the Ranked Battles May 2022 Season!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-ranked-battles-may-2022-season-season-30/

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During the 2022 European International Championships stream, a serial code was revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield that allows players to receive a Dracovish based on the one that @marc0fier0 (Marco Silva) used to win the 2020 Pokémon Oceania International Championships.

Distribution Date: April 22nd, 2022 until April 25th, 2022
Code: EU1C2022G1FT

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Sources: https://twitter.com/playpokemon/status/1516871728932134912 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX7wMYKqKEI

The Pokémon Company has announced the details for the Global Challenge 2022 Spring competition for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

Global Challenge 2022 Spring

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Region: International
Registration Period: April 21st, 2022, at 5:00 until May 5th, 2022, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: May 6th, 2022 until May 8th, 2022, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: May 2022
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Eligible Pokémon: Galar Pokédex No. 001–400, Isle of Armor Pokédex No. 001–210, and Crown Tundra Pokédex No. 001–210 are eligible for battle, as well as the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Regigigas, Giratina, Cresselia, Tornadus, Thundurus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Landorus, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, and Blacephalon.
Only two of the following special Pokémon may be registered to your Battle Team: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, and Calyrex.
Battle Type: Double Battles
Entry Gift: Players who participated in the Global Challenge 2022 Spring will receive 50 Battle Points.
Take on Pokémon Trainers from around the world in the Global Challenge 2022 Spring. This in-game competition will follow the Ranked Battles Series 12 regulations, matching the current Championship Series season format. Qualifying players who participate in at least three battles during the event will receive 50 BP. Competitors can also earn Championship Points for participating in this event.

The official Japanese Pokémon website has annoucned the Pokémon Battle Master Championships (ポケモンバトルマスター決定戦) which will take place from April till July 2022. The championship is only open to Japanese residents. Players will have to play in both the video game tournament featuring Pokémon Sword and Shield and the card game tournaments.

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What is the Pokémon Battle Master Championships?

We're holding the Pokémon Battle Master Tournament, a competition where you have to be strong in both the video game and the card game to win! Who is the strongest in both Pokémon games and card games?

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Tournament Outline

Preliminary games: Internet preliminary round to be held around June 2022
Card games: "City League" and "Trainers League" held from April to June 2022
Finals Date: To be determined
Participants: Top 32
Conditions for entry Age: No limit
Region: Japan residents only

Event Flow

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Step 1: Participate in the Preliminary Rounds!
Earn Pokémon Battle Master Points by participating in both qualifying rounds held for the video games and the card game, respectively.

Video Game Qualifier
Participate in the Internet qualifier to be held in June. You only have one chance to qualify for the game, so be sure to participate in this tournament.

Card Game Qualifiers
Participate in each tournament to improve your position in the player ranking. You will earn Pokémon Battle Master Points according to your ranking.

Step 2: Apply for Pokémon Battle Master Points!
Apply for Pokémon Battle Master Points earned in the qualifying rounds of games and card games on the page to be announced in the future. *The application form will be available in early July.

Step 3: The finals will be held!
A final competition will be held for the top 32 players among those who applied. The winner will be awarded the title of Pokémon Battle Master!

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/pokemonbattlemaster/

The official Pokémon website has announced the details for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles April 2022 Season (Season 29) which will follow the Series 12 regulations and will run until 4:59 p.m. PDT on April 30th, 2022.

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles April 2022 Season (Season 29)

Compete against players from around the world to climb the leaderboards and earn in-game rewards.

The new Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles season has begun, giving Trainers another chance to test their Trainer skills in head-to-head battles with players around the world, move up the global leaderboards, and earn helpful in-game rewards.

The leaderboards reset every month, so now's the perfect time to jump in. Running until 4:59 p.m. PDT on April 30, 2022, the Ranked Battles April 2022 Season (Season 29) will follow the Series 12 regulations, which means you can battle with two powerful, usually ineligible Legendary Pokémon at your side. Also, Pokémon are allowed to Dynamax or Gigantamax during battle.

Only Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible. Pokémon from previous games in the Pokémon series can receive the battle-ready symbol from the character next to the door in the center of the Battle Tower. When the battle-ready symbol is applied to your Pokémon, your Pokémon will forget the moves it knows. If your Pokémon forgets moves that it cannot use or learn in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, those moves cannot be relearned.

Eligible Pokémon

Eligible Pokémon for the Ranked Battles April 2022 Season include:

Galar Pokédex No. 001–400, Isle of Armor Pokédex No. 001–210, and Crown Tundra Pokédex No. 001–210 are eligible for battle, as well as the following Pokémon:

Mewtwo, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Regigigas, Giratina, Cresselia, Tornadus, Thundurus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Landorus, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, and Blacephalon.

Two of the following special Pokémon may be registered to your Battle Team:

Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, or Calyrex.

April 2022 Season Rewards

Before battle, you'll be matched up with other players of similar rank to ensure even competition. The higher the tier you finish in, the greater your in-game rewards will be after the season concludes. The April 2022 season rewards include the following:

Master Ball Tier

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

Ultra Ball Tier

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

Great Ball Tier

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

Poké Ball Tier and Beginner Tier

  • Ability Capsule ×1
  • 50 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×5
  • Armorite Ore ×5

How to Start a Ranked Battle

To start a Ranked Battle, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Ranked Battles.

How to Receive In-Game Rewards

You will need to finish at least one match with a win or loss during the April 2022 season to be eligible for rewards at the end of the season. To receive your in-game rewards, follow these steps:

  1. After the competition has ended, launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Good luck battling in the Ranked Battles April 2022 Season!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-ranked-battles-april-2022-season-season-29/

The official Pokémon website has announced that players of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield can encounter Carracosta, Archeops, Tyrantrum, and Aurorus and even Shiny Tyrantrum in Max Raid Battles from March 18th, 2022 until March 27, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

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Catch Fossil Pokémon and Look for Shiny Tyrantrum in Max Raid Battles

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players can take on prehistoric Pokémon like Carracosta, Archeops, Tyrantrum, and Aurorus.

Prepare for a blast from the past in your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game when Pokémon revived from ancient fossils arrive in Max Raid Battles. Until March 27, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Carracosta, Archeops, Tyrantrum, and Aurorus will appear more often in Pokémon Dens. Lucky Trainers might even encounter a Shiny Tyrantrum!

For an opportunity to encounter these Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet through Y-Comm or by selecting Mystery Gift in the X menu, then selecting Get the Wild Area News. After that, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den, you can walk up to the Pokémon Den and interact with it to start a Max Raid Battle with a Dynamax Pokémon. This event does not affect the Pokémon encountered within Dynamax Adventures.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/catch-fossil-pokemon-and-look-for-shiny-tyrantrum-in-max-raid-battles/

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The Pokémon Company has announced that the 2022 Pokémon World Championships will be held at ExCeL London in England on August 18th to 21st, 2022. The World Championships is now a four-day event in order to accommodate the activities and number of tournaments that take place. Top Pokémon players will be invited to compete in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokkén Tournament DX, Pokémon UNITE and Pokémon GO for the title of World Champion.

ExCeL London Hosts the 2022 Pokémon World Championships from August 18–21

The big event is back! Join the action in England for four straight days this summer.

This August, the Pokémon World Championships will make their long-anticipated return! For the first time in history, the big event will be held outside North America when London, England, hosts the competition August 18–21, 2022. The event will include competitions for the Pokémon TCG, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE, and Pokkén Tournament DX. The venue for the event is the enormous ExCeL London event center, which has also hosted previous Europe International Championships.

ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London, England E16 1XL

Worlds is now a four-day event, with exciting activities for players and spectators alike. The very best Pokémon Trainers will be vying for the title of World Champion, but that's only the beginning of the fun—other activities will be available for all Pokémon fans.

From August 17–21, the 2022 Pokémon World Championships will also be home to a Pokémon Center store, where fans will be able to purchase a wide variety of products including a range of items themed around the tournament. The Pokémon Center will remain open while supplies last.

Invited players will not have to pay an entry fee to participate at Worlds, but there will be a nominal fee for spectator badges. Stay tuned for more information on the cost and availability of spectator badges.

The safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities, and partners continues to be our top priority. Information on our COVID-19 policy can be found here.

If you want to compete in the Pokémon World Championships, it's not too late to get started. Find an event near you and start earning Championship Points toward a coveted Worlds invitation!

We'll have much more news and info on the Pokémon World Championships as we get closer to the event.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/excel-london-hosts-the-2022-pokemon-world-championships-from-august-1821/

The official Pokémon website has announced the details for the 2022 International Challenge March for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

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Get a Shiny Galarian Zapdos in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Participate in the 2022 International Challenge March in-game competition to receive this powerful Pokémon.

Registration is now underway for the 2022 International Challenge March in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. This in-game competition lets you test your skills against Trainers from around the world using the Ranked Battles Series 12 regulations, which allow you to battle with two Legendary Pokémon that are not usually permitted in competitive matches. One of your Pokémon will also be allowed to Dynamax or Gigantamax during these battles.

Qualifying players who participate in at least three battles during the event will receive a Shiny Galarian Zapdos in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game (please note that you will qualify to receive this Pokémon regardless of whether you win or lose your matches). Competitors can also earn Championship Points for participating in this event.

You can register from now until March 10, 2022, at 3:59 p.m. PST. To register for the competition, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Online Competitions.
  6. Select Search Official Competitions.

The competition takes place from March 10, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. PST to March 13, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, so don't forget to return during that time to play your matches. Follow these steps to receive your Shiny Galarian Zapdos after the competition concludes:

  1. After the competition has ended, launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Good luck competing in the 2022 International Challenge March, Trainers!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-a-shiny-galarian-zapdos-in-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield/
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