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The Christmas Pokémon Exchange (クリスマスポケモン交換会) will be held on Saturday, December 18th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.! The Christmas Pokémon Exchange is an online event focusing on Pokémon trades between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Sword and Shield. The event will be broadcast live on the official Pokémon YouTube and other media.

There will be a lot of fun on the day, including Pokémon trades between guests and viewers, Pokémon battles between guests, and gorgeous gifts for viewers! Even if you don't have the game yet, you can still enjoy the content, so be sure to watch!

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How to Watch:

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Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2021/12/211203_e01.html

The official Pokémon website has announced that players of Pokémon Sword and Shield can encounter Eevee and its evolutions in Max Raid Battles from November 19th, 2021 until November 28th, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST.

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Encounter Eevee and Its Evolutions in Max Raid Battles

You’ll find the Evolution Pokémon and friends in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and you might encounter a Gigantamax Eevee or a Shiny Eevee.

You say you want an Evolution? Well, you're sure to get plenty of them during this month's Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Max Raid Battle event—until November 28, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon will be appearing more frequently in Pokémon Dens. The elusive Gigantamax Eevee will also be making an appearance, and you'll even have an increased chance of encountering a Shiny Eevee!

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. Usually, there'll be an extremely small possibility a Gigantamax Pokémon will appear instead of a Dynamax Pokémon, but during an event, certain Gigantamax Pokémon are more likely to appear. This event does not affect the Pokémon encountered within Dynamax Adventures.

Be sure to read our Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Max Raid Battle Tips article for advice on how to topple these opponents. Don't wait, though—you don't want to miss out on the chance to add these Pokémon to your team!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/encounter-eevee-and-its-evolutions-in-max-raid-battles/

The official Pokémon Legends: Arceus website has announced that players of Pokémon Sword game or the Pokémon Shield game can get the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme) and Shaymin Kimono Set if they have a save on their system. Players of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! game or the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! game can also get Pikachu and Eevee-Themed Masks if they have a save game.

Special Bonuses

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Catch the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme)
If you have play records from the Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, you’ll be able to take on a research request in Pokémon Legends: Arceus in which you’ll have a chance to add the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme) to your team.

This research request will be available for you to accept in Jubilife Village after viewing the game’s end credits.

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Shaymin Kimono Set
You’ll also be able to claim the Shaymin Kimono Set. You can claim this in-game outfit by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team. (It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where this option is available.)

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Get Pikachu- and Eevee-Themed Masks
If you have play records from either the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! game, you’ll be able to claim both the Pikachu Mask and the Eevee Mask in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

You can claim these masks by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team. (It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where this option is available.)

Source: https://legends.pokemon.com/en-us/shop/bonus-3/

The official Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl website has announced that players of Pokémon Sword game or the Pokémon Shield game can get the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl if they have a save record. Players of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! game or the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! game can also get Mew if they have a save game.

Befriend a Mythical Pokémon

If you have game save records on your Nintendo Switch system from the Pokémon Sword game or the Pokémon Shield game, you can get the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi as a companion.

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Speak to a gentleman in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to add Jirachi to your team.

If you have game save records on your Nintendo Switch system from the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! game or the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! game, you can get the Mythical Pokémon Mew as a companion.

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Speak to a madame in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to add Mew to your team.

Note: Even if you have multiple game save records from the qualifying games, you can only receive one Jirachi and one Mew in your Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or the Pokémon Shining Pearl game.

Source: https://diamondpearl.pokemon.com/en-us/shop/other-games-bonus/

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Nintendo announced their Consolidated Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2020 and 2021 and the report indicated that sales of Nintendo Switch titles released this fiscal year all exhibited strong growth.

Nintendo Consolidated Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2020 and 2021

During the six months ended September 30, 2021, sales of Nintendo Switch titles released this fiscal year all exhibited strong growth. For example, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD sold 3.60 million units, New Pokémon Snap sold 2.19 million units, and Mario Golf: Super Rush sold 1.94 million units.

The Nintendo Switch family of systems welcomed a new member in October with the release of Nintendo Switch – OLED Model equipped with a vibrant OLED display, giving consumers another model option to choose from to better suit their preferences and lifestyles. We aim to convey the appeal of the hardware trio of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model to further expand sales. As for software, Metroid Dread and Mario Party Superstars were both released in October, and upcoming releases include Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl (November), Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (December) and Pokémon Legends: Arceus (January).

Top Selling Titles Sales Units - As of September 30, 2021

Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield - 22.64 million pcs.
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - 13.83 million pcs.
New Pokémon Snap - 2.19 million pcs. (excluding Japan)

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html

The official Pokémon website has announced the details for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles November 2021 (Season 24).

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles November 2021 (Season 24)

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

The new Ranked Battles season has begun, giving Trainers another chance to test their battling skills. The leaderboards reset every month, so now's the perfect time to jump in. The Ranked Battles November 2021 Season (Season 24) follow the Series 11 regulations, which means you can battle with one powerful, usually ineligible Legendary Pokémon at your side. See the full list of these Pokémon below. Also, Pokémon are allowed to Dynamax or Gigantamax during battle.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles allow you to test your Trainer skills in head-to-head battles with players around the world, move up the global leaderboards, and earn helpful in-game rewards. The November 2021 season will run until 3:59 p.m. PST on November 30, 2021.

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 November 2021 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.

Only one 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.

Please note that Pokémon may Dynamax or Gigantamax in this competition.

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.

November 2021 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 after the season concludes. The November 2021 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 Receive In-Game Rewards

Once the season is over, you can collect your in-game rewards. Remember, you will need to finish at least one match with a win or loss during the November 2021 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 November 2021 Season!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-ranked-battles-november-2021-season-24/

The official Pokémon website has announced that from October 29th, 2021 until October 31, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, players of Pokémon Sword and Shield will find spooky Pokémon like Sableye, Dusknoir, Zoroark, Corviknight, and Thievul more frequently in Max Raid Battles.

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Halloween Max Raid Battles Bring Sableye, Dusknoir, Thievul, and More

Scare up some fun in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s Pokémon Dens, and you might find Shiny Zoroark.

With Halloween just around the corner, it looks like even the Pokémon in the Galar region's Pokémon Dens are getting into the holiday spirit. Until October 31, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, you'll find spooky Pokémon like Sableye, Dusknoir, Zoroark, Corviknight, and Thievul more frequently in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's Max Raid Battles. You might even encounter a Shiny Zoroark!

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/halloween-max-raid-battles-bring-sableye-dusknoir-thievul-and-more/

The official Pokémon website has announced the Gym Challenge (ジムチャレンジ) for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

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Register for the Pokémon Gym Challenge Online Competition

Take on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players with Pokémon used by Galar’s Gym Leaders.

Battle like some of the Galar region's finest Pokémon Trainers in the latest Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Online Competition: the Gym Challenge. During this event, your battle team can be comprised only of Pokémon used by Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Gym Leaders. No duplicate Pokémon or items are allowed during this competition, which is comprised of Single Battles. By taking part in this Gym Challenge, you'll earn a participation gift of 50 Battle Points. Can you follow in the footsteps of these tough Trainers? Sign up for the Gym Challenge and find out!

How to Register

The sign-up period for the Gym Challenge competition is from Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. PDT until Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 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 Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. PST until Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST.

Eligible Pokémon

Ninetales, Arcanine, Machamp, Ponyta (Galarian Form), Rapidash (Galarian Form), Gengar, Weezing (Galarian Form), Goldeen, Seaking, Lapras, Bellossom, Quagsire, Shuckle, Hitmontop, Tyranitar, Ludicolo, Shiftry, Pelipper, Gardevoir, Mawile, Torkoal, Flygon, Cherrim, Skuntank, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Togekiss, Dusknoir, Liepard, Gigalith, Darmanitan (Galarian Form), Scraggy, Scrafty, Yamask (Galarian Form), Gothita, Gothorita, Solosis, Duosion, Chandelure, Pangoro, Malamar, Barbaracle, Sylveon, Hawlucha, Goodra, Toxapex, Salazzle, Tsareena, Golisopod, Turtonator, Mimikyu, Gossifleur, Eldegoss, Drednaw, Coalossal, Flapple, Appletun, Sandaconda, Arrokuda, Barraskewda, Toxtricity (Low Key Form), Centiskorch, Grapploct, Polteageist, Hatenna, Hattrem, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, Obstagoon, Cursola, Sirfetch'd, Mr. Rime, Runerigus, Alcremie, Falinks, Frosmoth, Stonjourner, Eiscue, Morpeko, and Duraludon are eligible.

Each Pokémon in your Battle Team must have the Galar symbol or battle-ready symbol. Review the Eligible Pokémon section of the competition rules from within your game for details.

Results and Gifts

To view your rankings after the competition has ended, 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.

To receive your participation gift after the competition, follow these steps:

  1. 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.

Put together your ideal team, and take on your opponents like a boss. Good luck in the Gym Challenge!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/register-for-the-pokemon-gym-challenge-online-competition/

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On your birthday, go to the Pokémon Center! From Monday, November 1st, 2021, the Pokémon gifts from Pokémon Center Exciting Happy Birthday (ポケモンセンターわくわくおたんじょうび) will be refreshed. Players will now receive a serial code to get one Pinpuku for any one of your: Pokémon Sword or Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus games! The serial code can be obtained from November 1st, 2021 until October 31st, 2022.

Please come to the Pokémon Center with your Nintendo Switch (or Nintendo Switch Lite) and one of the following games: Pokémon Sword or Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus.

Furthermore, from November 1st, 2021, Pokémon gifts will be added to the Pokémon Center Online Happy Birthday service.

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Information on how to receive the serial code in stores:

・ The present Pokémon will be given to those who own one of the following Nintendo Switch software titles: Pokémon Sword or Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus. Please bring your Nintendo Switch console (or Nintendo Switch Lite console) and any of the applicable game, and show the game screen to the staff. (Both packaged and downloadable versions can be used.)
・ You will be given a serial code to receive a Pinpuku. You will only be able to receive the gift Pokémon from November 1st, 2021 for Pokémon Sword or Shield, from November 19th, 2021 for "Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl and from January 28th, 2022 for Pokémon LEGENDS: Arceus.
・ The serial code can only be used once, and cannot be used with any other saved data.
・ Once you receive the serial code for one game, you cannot receive it for any other game. Please be aware of this beforehand.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2021/10/211022_p01.html

Pokémon Center Singapore Renewal Birthday Gift!

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A birthday surprise awaits you at Pokémon Center Singapore starting Monday, 1st November 2021!

Come down and celebrate your birthday with us and receive a Happiny that can be redeemed for Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl or Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Please bring along your Nintendo Switch and show us your game data to redeem a Happiny!

*You will be able to receive your Happiny for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl from Friday, 19th November 2021 and Pokémon Legends: Arceus from Friday, 28th January 2022.

With our renewed Birthday Service gift, any guests who redeemed their birthday gifts in-store before Monday, 1st November 2021 and have received a Birthday Visit Slip from us will receive Milcery with Star Sweet or Milcery with Ribbon Sweet up to Sunday, 31st October 2021.

Guests who have previously celebrated their birthday with us and received a Birthday Visit Slip will still be receiving Milcery with Star Sweet or Milcery with Ribbon Sweet. Happiny is unavailable for redemption for birthdays before 1st November 2021. For more queries, please do not hesistate to appraoch our friendly staff for more details.

Terms and conditions:

※ Please bring along any form of identification to verify your date of birth. (e.g Identification Card, Student Pass, Passport, Driver's License)
※ Please bring along your Nintendo Switch and the relevant game installed (Pokémon Sword & Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus) and show the game screen to the trainers to redeem a Happiny. (Both physical or soft copy of the game are allowed)
※ Each gift can only be received once per person during the birthday month.
※ Codes are not for sale, and cannot be reissued even if it's lost, damaged or tampered with.
※ The serial code can be used once per save data per game software.
※ All visit slips with the Pokémon Milcery with Star Sweet or Milcery with Ribbon Sweet obtained before 1st November 2021, will last till 31st January 2022.
※ The contents of the gift may change or end without notice.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Pokemon.official.Singapore/posts/3024038471256395

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Premium Bandai has revealed the Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Beet & Mibrim & Tebrim & Brimuon set. Pre-orders start on October 20th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. JST for 4,950 yen (tax included). High resolution pictures of this product have been added to the Pokémon Scale World Imageboard thread.

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Product Description:

This is a series of 1/20th scale figures based on the concept of recreating a world where humans and Pokémon coexist. This product is a set of Beat, the main character's rival, and his Pokémon, Mibrim & Tebrim & Brimuon, from the Galar region, the setting of Pokémon Sword and Shield. Beat, the trainer, is sculpted in both his standard outfit and his Gym Leader outfit. The set will include two trainers and three Pokémon, for a total of five figures.

Product Details:

Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Beet & Mibrim & Tebrim & Brimuon
ポケモンスケールワールド ガラル地方 ビート&ミブリム&テブリム&ブリムオン
Price: 4,950 yen (tax included)
Pre-Order Starts: October 20th, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
Delivery Date: Scheduled to be shipped in April 2022
Material: PVC
Size: MIN: Mibrim - H approx. 20mm x W approx. 22mm
MAX: Brimuon - H approx. 105mm x W approx. 46mm
5 pre-colored figures: Beat (2 figures), Mibrim & Tebrim & Brimuon
1 piece of gum (soda flavor)

Source: https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000164024/
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