Feb7

Nintendo Financial Update - Nintendo Switch beats lifetime sales of Game Boy and PS4, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet sell over 20 million copies combined

Between all the sales worldwide for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year's, the October-December quarter is a big one for any business dealing with consumer products, and Nintendo is once again no exception to that. While Nintendo's latest quarterly investor report has revealed the company has generated significantly less profit in 2022 compared to the performance of the previous year, the report also highlights several significant milestones set during this last quarter for the Nintendo Switch, and for the Pokémon Franchise.
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Feb7

Pokémon GO releases details on new Location Card feature debuting at Pokémon GO Tour Hoenn - Las Vegas, plus dates for upcoming in-game events

Niantic has released the first details on the brand new Location Card feature that will be making its first in-game appearance in Pokémon GO during the Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn - Las Vegas live event later this month. Niantic has also announced dates for upcoming in-game events for Season 10, including Community Day and Community Day Classic events.
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Feb6

Sweet Shenanigans Story Event returns to Pokémon Masters EX alongside Seasonal Poké Fair Scouts - Kalos Challenge battles added to Champion Stadium

Palentine's in Pokémon Masters EX is bringing with it some returning seasonal content, with last year's Sweet Shenanigans Story Event making a return, together with Seasonal Scouts featuring Pallentine's Sync Pairs from the past two years. Palentine's Day is just like Valentine's Day, only instead of celebrating romantic love, it's for celebrating your love for your friends and pals. The Champion Stadium is also receiving an update, with the debut of the Kalos Challenge.
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Feb6

Tandemaus to appear in Tera Raid Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for for Valentine's Day

Tandemaus will be appearing in 1 star through 5-star Tera Raid Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet between February 13th at 00:00 (UTC), and February 14th at 23:59 (UTC). These Tandemaus will be available in a wide array of Tera Types, including rare Tera Types for this species. Players will also receive a selection of sweet tasting rewards for their sandwiches by defeating Tandemaus, including Strawberries and Whipped Cream.
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Feb3

Fresh updates to official Japanese Pokémon TCG site and YouTube unveils new cards from upcoming Scarlet & Violet series expansion, including Art Rares

An update on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese homepage has revealed new cards that will be released with Triplet Beat, the first Scarlet and Violet subset to be released in Japan later this year. A concurrent update on the official YouTube channel has also revealed Art Rare cards for each of the 3 Paldean starter Pokémon.
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Feb2

Pokémon HOME adds Scarlet & Violet Ranked Battles data - update for depositing Pokémon from Scarlet & Violet to arrive in Northern Hemisphere Spring

The smartphone versions of Pokémon HOME have been updated to version 2.1.0. These updates bring with them an expansion to the app's Battle Data functionality, which adds in information from player's Ranked Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Players must have linked their Pokémon HOME to a Nintendo Account with data from these games in order to view their results. The update does not add any functionality for players to deposit their Pokémon from Scarlet and Violet into Pokémon HOME, however the Japanese announcement states an update to add that functionality has been scheduled for the Northern Hemisphere Spring.
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Feb2

Seasonal Scouts for new Palentine's Sync Pair of Elesa & Togetic are now available in Pokémon Masters EX

Elesa is now appearing in Pokémon Masters EX in a new seasonal sync pair with Togetic, wearing the same outfit as she is currently debuting in the Chef's Heartful Delivery Story Event which began earlier this week. The Elsea Seasonal Scout and Seasonal Tiered Scout will both run until February 20th at 9:59pm (PST), while the associated Ticket Scout will run through to February 27th, at 9:59pm (PST).
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Feb2

Niantic releases schedule of Pokémon GO events in February - Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Frillish, and Shiny Tapu Lele to debut in Valentine's Day event

Niantic has announced details on upcoming events and activities in Pokémon GO across February, with an infographic posted to their social media accounts. While several of the items included in this infographic were previously announced during January, freshly announced today are two Valentine's themed events, the first of which will be starting in-game on February 8th at 10:00am. This event will feature the Pokémon GO debuts of Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Frillish, and Shiny Tapu Lele.
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Feb1

Pokémon TCG Online to cease active development from March 1st - will not be updated for 2023 Standard format or receive Scarlet & Violet series cards

The Pokémon Company International has announced that active development on the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online will cease as of March 1st this year. While the game may continue to receive occasional bug fixes, the company's focus will now shift over to the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, the beta of which opened up to global audiences from November 15th, 2022.
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Feb1

N & Zekrom headline in Pokémon Masters EX's latest Monthly Poké Fair Scout

The Fair-Exclusive 5★ N & Zekrom are the featured Sync Pair for the latest Monthly Poké Fair Scout in Pokémon Masters EX. Players who manage to scout the pair will be able to invite N as a Guest to the Trainer's Lodge. The sync pair has also received new fair-exclusive tiles in their sync grid in conjunction with this scout, which will remain available until February 28th, at 9:59pm (PST).
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Jan31

Rayquaza decends on Pokémon GO in new Primal Rumblings event, in advance of upcoming Pokémon GO Tour Hoenn

With the Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn set to start next month, Niantic has announced details for the new Primal Rumblings event, which will be running from February 22nd at 10:00am local time, through to February 24th, at 10:00pm local time. During this event, a range of Pokémon who first appeared in the Hoenn region in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire will be appearing more frequently, and players will have the opportunity to have encounters with several of Hoenn's Legendary Pokémon in both Five-Star and Mega Raids.
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Jan31

Fresh seasonal sync pairs debut in Pokémon Masters EX alongside new Palentine's Story Event

February once again brings new seasonal content to Pokémon Masters EX, with the first of two new Sync Pairs and the new Chef's Heartful Delivery new Story Event both debuting today in celebration of Palentine's Day. Palentine's Day is just like Valentine's Day, only instead of celebrating romantic love, it's for celebrating your love for your friends and pals. Both the event and the associated Seasonal Scouts will be available until February 20th, at 9:59pm (PST).
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Jan30

Armarouge and Ceruledge will be appearing in Tera Raid Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet this coming weekend, from February 3rd to 5th

Armarouge and Ceruledge will be appearing in 4-star and 5-star Tera Raid Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet between February 3rd at 00:00 (UTC), and February 5th at 23:59 (UTC). Armarouge will appear exclusively for players with Pokémon Scarlet, while Ceruledge will be appearing exclusively in Pokémon Violet. These Pokémon will be available in a wide array of Tera Types, including rare Tera Types for these species.
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Jan28

Japanese press release details titles and descriptions for episodes 4 through 7 of Aim to be a Pokémon Master, Ash & Pikachu's Anime Epilogue Arc

Titles and descriptions for episodes four through seven for Ash and Pikachu's final chapter, Pocket Monsters: Aim to be a Pokémon Master (currently airing Fridays at 6:55pm on TV Tokyo) have been announced in a Japanese press release, together with screenshots of scenes from each episode. The titkes of episodes four and five were revealed earlier this month in the February issue of Animage magazine, however this is our first in-depth informatiomn about the plot of these episodes. This epilogue arc began airing in Japan earlier this month, starting on January 13th.
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Jan27

Pokémon Masters EX updates to Version 2.29.0 - Developer update previews Palentine's event, new Villain Arc content, and upcoming 3.5 year anniversary

A new version of Pokémon Masters EX game, Version 2.29.0, is now available to download. This relatively minor update will enable players to invite Morty to the Trainer Lodge, starting from January 31st. The monthly message from the producers of Pokémon Masters EX however provides a much more substantial update, revealing details on a new Palentine's seasonal event and sync pairs coming to the game in March, as well as information about the second half of the Kalos Chapter of the Villain Arc, upcoming revamps to the Trainer Lodge and Pokémon Center, and rallies to celebrate the run-up to the game's 3.5 year anniversary. The next developer letter is slated for late February, and will include more information regarding planned anniversary celebrations, as well as new events and sync pairs coming to the game in March.
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Jan25

New episodes of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series to be available on Netflix from February 24th

The Pokémon Company International has announced that new episodes of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, the 25th season of the long-running Pokémon animated series, will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the United States on February 24th. This season will continue to follow Ash and Pikachu as they continue their fight up the World Coronation Series rankings, while Goh challenges his last Project Mew trial missions.
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Jan25

Don't miss today's celebration of Pokémon Masters Day in Pokémon Masters EX!

Pokémon Masters Day is here once again! This special Monthly Event, which first ran back in November 2021, currently runs every month in Pokémon Masters EX from the 24th at 10:00pm (PST), through to the 25th at 9:59pm (PST). All players who log in today will receive a special present of 500 gems from Pikachu, and have the opportunity to take advantage of special event and co-op battles. As always, several Sync Pairs are also receiving upgrades to their Sync Grids alongside this monthly event.
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Jan23

Revel in Rivalry Story Event returns to Pokémon Masters EX alongside Rival Challenge, Bede Poké Fair Scout

Rivals return this week in Pokémon Masters EX, with re-runs of the Revel in Rivalry Story Event, and Rival Challenge Special Event, featuring rival characters from across the history of the Pokémon franchise. These events originally ran together in Mid-June and early July in 2022. This is the first time both events have been re-run. Also running alongside these events is a Poké Fair scout featuring Bede, who is the focal character of the Revel in Rivalry Story Event. All of these events and scouts will be available until February 5th, at 9:59pm (PST).
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Jan21

Shiny Helioptile and Shiny Tapu Koko make Pokémon GO debuts in Crackling Voltage event starting Jan 27th, Team GO Rocket takeover event starts Feb 1st

In the latest update on Pokémon GO's official site, Niantic has released details on a pair of events coming to Pokémon GO across late January and early February. The Crackling Voltage event starting January 27th will feature the Pokémon GO debuts of Shiny Helioptile and Shiny Tapu Koko. Running alongside this event will be the latest Team GO Rocket Takeover, which will start February 1st. The Team GO Rocket Takeover will see Trainers completing Special Research and chasing down Giovanni before he can complete an evil plot involving Shadow Registeel.
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