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Fair and Square Online Competition open for registration
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A new online competition has been announced for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Registration for the Fair and Square competition will begin on June 2, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. PDT, and will remain open until June 17, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. The competition itself will then takes place starting from June 17, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PDT, running until June 20, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.
Raihan Nendoroid pre-orders open for 2022 release
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The Gym Leaders of Sword and Shield's Galar region have quickly become fan favourites, and so it's no surprise that Good Smile Company would seek to capitalize on that with their latest Nendoroid, Raihan, the Dragon type Gym Leader of Hammerlocke. As typical for Pokémon Nendoroids, Raihan comes with a number of accessories, including multiple face places, and both horizontal and vertically orientated Rotom phones. Raihan is also accompanied by a suitably chibified version of his partner Pokémon, Duraludon, which has some limited posibility with its legs, arms, and mouth.
Wooloo and Dubwool to appear in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield
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Sheep Pokémon Wooloo and Dubwool will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through May 23, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.
Life Orb to be distributed for a limited time for Pokémon Sword and Shield
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A limited-time distribution of Life Orb for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield was announced during the Spring Single Tournament Finals livestream on the official Pokémon Korea Youtube channel. Players can redeem a Life Orb using the code「SPR1NGPA0R1」. This code can only be redeemed until May 16, 2021 at 14:59 UTC.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield updated to version 1.3.2
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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Version 1.3.2 is now available to download for the Nintendo Switch. According to Nintendo Support, this update fixes a bug where some Pokémon icons were not properly displaying when players are in online or local wireless battles. It also fixes several minor bugs to enhance the gameplay experience. This update is required to access Internet features. Ver. 1.3.2 (Released May 11, 2021) Fixed the issue where some Pokémon icons were not properly displaying during online or local wireless battles. Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience. Complete these steps Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.
All forms of Meowth to appear in Max Raid Battles
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Meowth, Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, and Gigantamax Meowth, will all be appearing more frequently in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through May 2, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Shiny Galarian Meowth will also be able to be encountered.
Eiscue to appear in Max Raid Battles to celebrate World Penguin Day
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To celebrate World Penguin Day on April 25th, the Penguin Pokémon Eiscue will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield through April 25, 2021 at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Shiny Eiscue, which has a pastel pink ice cube on its head, can also be encountered.
Weakness Policy and Boss's Orders distribution announced during Pokémon Players Cup III livestream
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Players of Sword and Shield can redeem a Weakness Policy if they use the code「WPF1NALSPC3」before April 26, 2021, while players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online can receive a Full Art print of Boss's Orders[/URL] if they use the code 「PC3GIOVANNI」before May 8, 2021 (Boss's Orders limited to the first 25,000 players).
Limited-time Dream Ball distribution for Pokémon Sword and Shield
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A limited-time distribution was announced for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield during the Pokémon Players Cup III Region Finals livestream. Players can redeem a Dream Ball if they use the code「DREAMB1GPC3」. This code is only redeemable until April 12, 2021.
Shiny Toxtricity Event Now Available for Pokemon Sword and Shield Players
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As a tie-in with the western release of the Shining Fates Pokémon TCG expansion, Shiny Toxtricity are for a limited time being distributed to players in select countries through codes available in retail stores. The distribution is on right now, and will continue through to March 18th.
Ranked Battles Series 9 Regulations Announced
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The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) has released the new ruleset for competitive battles. These Series 9 rules will be standard for all competitions, including Ranked Battles, Players Cup events, and the Championship series, taking effect as of May 1st, 2021. These Series 9 rules are the same as the Series 7 rules, where "restricted" Pokémon (most Legendary Pokémon and all Mythical Pokémon) were not permitted to battle.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Global Challenge Winter to run from February 25-28.
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Earlier this week, it was announced that a casual competition would be running in Pokémon Sword and Shield between 4:00 p.m. PST February 25, 2021 and 3:59 p.m. PST February 28, 2021, the Global Challenge Winter. The casual competition will allow trainers to battle with teams including one Legendary Pokémon out of a set of Legendaries not normally allowed in online competitions.
Pokémon announces events and collaborations for week leading up to Pokémon Day on February 27th.
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The Pokémon Company International has revealed their plans for a range of events and activities for this year's Pokémon Day on February 27th, and for the week leading up to the day.
Japanese man arrested for selling hacked Pokémon
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According to several reports in the Japanese media, Kawamatsu Kazuki, a 23 year-old unemployed Japanese man from the Minami ward of Nagoya, was recently arrested under Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act for alledgedly generating and selling hacked Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield, including both shiny Pokémon and Pokémon intended for competitive play. Under Japanese law, it is an offense to offer services to bypass technical limitation measures in software, including modifying the save data of video games.
#12DaysOfBulba Trade
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As part of our holiday celebrations, our @BulbaTrade team will once more be running a #12DaysofBulba Trade giveaway. The giveaway period this year is running from December 13th to December 24th. To have a chance at getting one of these Pokémon, deposit a Corvisquire named "12DaysBulba" on the GTS to the team can locate you and trade them over.

New Information Revealed About Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass

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On September 29, 2020, the Official Pokémon YouTube channel premiered a video showcasing various new features coming in the Crown Tundra expansion of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. As was announced earlier, the Crown Tundra, like its predecessor, the Isle of Armor, will be introducing 100 more Pokémon not in the original version into the game, including many Legendary Pokémon from previous installments (while some legendary Pokémon, such as Mewtwo, Reshiram, Zekrom, Solgaleo, and Lunala, were already coded into the game from the start, they needed to be transferred from past games in order to be available in Sword and Shield). Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres are even set to receive regional variants. At the Crown Tundra, the player will meet Peony, who will place them in charge of his team as his expedition chief. In a mode called Dynamax Adventures, the player can explore caves with teams of other players using rental Pokémon to encounter and catch Legendary Pokémon...
Battle-ready Gastrodon available with code this weekend only
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A battle-ready East Sea Gastrodon is available in Pokémon Sword and Shield until August 23 at 14:59 UTC by using the universal serial code PJCS2019CHAMP. The code works in all versions of Pokémon Sword and Sword, regardless of region or language. This Gastrodon is level 50, has the Ability Storm Drain, and holds an Expert Belt. It knows the moves Protect, Surf, Ice Beam, and Earth Power. It has a Quiet Nature. It has a fixed IVs, with 31 in HP, Defense, Special Attack, and Special Defense; 2 in Attack; and 0 in Speed. It has EVs, with 152 in HP, 94 in Defense, 252 in Special Attack, 12 in Special Defense, and 0 in every other stat. It is in a Cherish Ball and has the Battle Champion Ribbon. It is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game in which it is received. Its Original Trainer is カ・エール (Ka Ēru) with the Trainer ID number 200822. The code was revealed during the livestream of the Pokémon Japan 2020 Championship Finals. This Gastrodon is based on the...
Battle-ready Porygon2 available for Sword and Shield
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A battle-ready Porygon2 is available in Pokémon Sword and Shield until August 31 by using the universal serial code PKMNPLAYERSCUP. The code works in all versions of Pokémon Sword and Sword, regardless of region or language. This Porygon2 is level 50, has the Ability Download, and holds an Eviolite. It knows the moves Recover, Trick Room, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt. It has a Sassy Nature. It has a fixed IVs, with 31 in HP and 0 in Attack and Speed. It has 252 EVs in HP and Defense, 4 EVs in Special Defense, and 0 EVs in every other stat. The code was revealed during the live-stream of the Pokémon Player's Cup.

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