Feb28

Don't miss all the 2024 Pokémon Day events in Pokémon Café ReMix!

Today's livestream on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese YouTube channel has unveiled a new card for Cramorant, together with its Art Rare version, and an Art Rare of the previously revealed Applin card. These cards will be released in Japan late next month on March 22nd as part of the Crimson Haze subset for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Crimson Haze will be released internationally later this year as part of an as-yet unannounced expansion.
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Feb28

Today's livestream on the official Japanese Pokémon TCG YouTube channel reveals Art Rares of Cramorant and Applin coming in the Crimson Haze subset

Sleep Researchers looking to prepare their helper Pokémon parties in Pokémon Sleep ahead of the debut of Raikou that was announced during the Pokémon Presents presentation are going to get a perfect chance in mid-March, with the arrival of a week-long event focused specifically on Electric-type Pokémon starting Monday March 11th at 4:00am local time, and running through to Monday March 18th at 3:59am local time.
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Feb28

Pokémon Sleep to hold an Electric Type Week event from March 11th, ahead of the arrival of Raikou later in the month - Dedenne to debut in this event

As announced earlier during the Pokémon Presents presentation for Pokémon Day, a range of scouts, events and bonuses are launching in Pokémon Masters EX to celebrate the game's 4.5 year anniversary. The monthly message from the game's producers has also dropped, providing more detail on two of the Master Sync Pairs that will be making their debut as part of these anniversary celebrations. The next developer letter is slated for late March, and will include more information regarding new events and sync pairs coming to the game in April.
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Feb28

Pokémon Masters EX's 4.5 Year Celebration is now underway, with a new Neo Champions event, Master Fair and 5★ Select Scouts, and a 3000 gem gift

During the Pokémon Presents video presentation for Pokémon Day, it was announced that an event focusing on Pokémon from the animation Pokémon Horizons: The Series will be coming to Pokémon GO. This Pokémon Horizons: The Series Celebration Event will run from March 5th at 10:00am to March 11th at 8:00pm local time. Charcadet, Armarouge, Ceruledge, and Pikachu wearing Cap's hat will all make their Pokémon GO debuts during this event.
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Feb27

Raikou Research event coming to Pokémon Sleep in March - free Pokémon Day Broadcast Commemorative Gift and paid Bundles now available

In what will undoubtedly be a somewhat controversial announcement for fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game dissatisfied with the performance of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, The Pokémon Company announced during today's Pokémon Presents video presentation a new free-to-start mobile app, Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket, which is scheduled for release later this year for iOS and Android devices. The app is developed by The Pokémon Company in partnership with Creatures Inc., who are responsible for design and planning of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, and DeNA Co. Ltd., developers of Pokémon Masters EX.
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Feb27

First look at Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket - a new free-to-start app releasing later this year for iOS and Android devices

Today's Pokémon Presents video presentation concluded with a short trailer announcing a new entry in the Pokémon core series, Pokémon Legends: Z-A. The game, which will have a simultaneous worldwide release on the Nintendo Switch, is apparently set in the middle of an urban redevelopment plan for Lumiose City, which is looking to redevelop and reshape the city to better serve both people and Pokémon.
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Feb27

Pokémon Legends Z-A announced during Pokémon Presents, game will launch simultaneously worldwide in 2025 on Nintendo Switch

The Pokémon Game Sound Library, which launched on Pokémon Day 2023, is receiving a special update for its first anniversary, with the addition of music from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. The Pokémon Game Sound Library allows fans to download music and musical scores from the Pokémon video game series at zero cost, for non-commercial personal use only.
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Feb27

Pokémon Game Sound Library updates with music from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen for free online streaming

The Pokémon Company International and Mattel announced today the newest addition to the MEGA construction toy line, Pokémon Ash & Pikachu: Path to Victory. The 1,646-brick set is scheduled to release on February 27th, in celebration of Pokémon Day 2024. Ash, who is the first buildable Pokémon Trainer by MEGA, will stand 12.9 inches tall when built. He and Pikachu are fully articulated and meant to be super poseable; Ash’s iconic cap can even be spun backwards to mimic his battle-ready stance in the Pokémon the Series anime.
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Feb27

Mattel to release MEGA construction set featuring Ash and Pikachu for Pokémon Day

Project VOLTAGE, the special art and music collaboration project between Pokémon and the popular Volcaloid character Hatsune Miku, is releasing a new song in celebration of Pokémon Day, Journey's Prequels, Journey's Traces (たびのまえ、たびのあと, Tabi no Mae, Tabi no Ato). The music video for this song is set to be released on the official YouTube channel of iyowa (いよわ) today, Tuesday February 27th, at 6:30pm (JST) / 9:30am (UTC) / 1:30am (PST).
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Feb27

In a special release for Pokémon Day, catch Journey's Prequels, Journey's Traces by iyowa, the latest song from Project VOLTAGE, today at 6:30pm (JST)

A new video on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese YouTube channel has revealed the new Love Ball Trainer Card, which will be released in Japan late next month on March 22nd as part of the Crimson Haze subset for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Crimson Haze will be released internationally later this year as part of an as-yet unannounced expansion.
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Feb26

Pokémon Masters EX updates to Version 2.42.0, with a profile revamp, new Lucky Skill Training Area, and the ability to unlock Sync Grid Energy Caps

Pokémon Sleep will enter a maintenance period this week on Thursday February 29th, ahead of a planned update of the software to Version 1.3.0. This maintenance period is expected to last for roughly 4 and a half hours, from 11:00am until 5:30am (UTC). This update will implement several features and adjustments announced by the developers earlier this month, as well increasing the maximum values for Research ranks, and Pokémon, main skill, and recipe levels.
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Feb26

Pokémon Sleep to receive maintenance on February 29th ahead of Version 1.3.0 update, with increases to max levels for Pokémon and certain main skills

New cards for Pinsir and the Infernape evolution line, including an Art Rare card for both Pinsir and Infernape, were revealed for the first time during today's stream for the Dragon-King Battle (竜王戦 - Ryuu-oh Sen) Pokémon Tournament in Japan. These cards will be released in Japan late next month on March 22nd as part of the Crimson Haze subset for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Crimson Haze will be released internationally later this year as part of an as-yet unannounced expansion.
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Feb25

Today's Dragon King Battle tournament stream from reveals new cards for Pinser and the Infernape evolution line from the upcoming Crimson Haze subset

The Meow Meow Meow! egg event, which first ran in late February last year, is making a return today in Pokémon Masters EX, showcasing the various forms of Meowth. Sygna Suit Steven and Deoxyxs are also making a return in a Poké Fair Scout, alongside the usual collection of regular events and presents on offer in Pokémon Masters EX for the Pokémon Masters Day monthly celebrations. Also dropping today is a short update message from the developers ahead of Pokémon Day reveals of 4.5 Year Anniversary Celebration events and Sync Pairs.
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Feb25

Meow Meow Meow! Egg Event returns to Pokémon Masters EX alongside a Sygna Suit Steven Poké Fair Scout and February's Pokémon Masters Day events

5★ Sygna Suit Lusamine & Necrozma, who first debuted back in late November 2021 alongside The Light Devourer story event, are making their return to the game today in a set of new Master Fair Scouts running through to March 22nd, at 10:59pm (PDT). This is the third time this pair has been re-offered since their original debut.
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Feb23

Sygna Suit Lusamine & Necrozma return to Pokémon Masters EX in a new set of Master Fair Scouts

There’s been some adorable new merchandise announced this week for fans in different parts of the world, from giant plushies to pastel tea cups. Already available as an online exclusive, Build-A-Bear has debuted the latest addition to their Pokémon lineup. The new Charizard plush is the first ever Pokémon available from Build-A-Bear as their Giant-Sized plush, coming in at 22 inches tall compared to the standard 13 to 15 inch-tall Pikachu. Charizard is only available online as a bundle with his scarf and trapper hat set for $115 USD, and there is a limit of 5 per customer. My Nintendo has added some items to their rewards store in celebration of Pokémon Day 2024, including the return of some popular items.
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Feb23

New Merch Roundup: Build-A-Bear’s jumbo Charizard, My Nintendo’s Pokémon Day rewards, and cutesy Easter merch coming to Pokémon Centers in Japan

The multinational e-commerce platform eBay announced today that they are partnering with major Pokémon card and merch sellers on their platform for the “Catch 151” auction, which is scheduled for Pokémon Day 2024. The auctions of 151 items, including expensive merchandise from collaborations and rare Trading Card Game products, will be live beginning 12:01 am EST on February 27th and will end at 12:01am EST on February 28th. In honor of the number of Generation I Pokémon, every item included in the auction will have its price begin at $1.51 USD. The secondhand Pokémon market on eBay is immense; eBay reports that in 2023, users searched for Pokemon items more than 400 times a minute globally, on average.
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