May17

Team Rocket returns to Pokémon Masters EX as the Johto Chapter of the Villain Arc begins

The Villain Arc enters a new phase this week, with the official Pokémon Masters EX social media accounts announcing that the next Chapter in the main story's Villain Arc, the Johto Chapter, will begin this week on May 18th, at 11:00pm (PT). As Team Rocket's plots to take control of the Pasio region continue, Giovanni will also debut in a new Sygna Suit sync pair, partnered with his signature Nidoking.
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May12

Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 announced; adds compatibility to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo has announced that an update to Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 will be available in the coming weeks. This update will allow recently released Pokémon titles, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, to be mutually compatible to past games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and Pokémon GO.
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May12

Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series - international dub of the Pokémon anime receives updated title for its 25th season

The Pokémon Company International has announced that the 25th season of the long-running Pokémon animated series will be known as Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series when it sees its international release later this year. The series will continue to follow Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu, as well as Goh and Chloe, as they embark on their latest adventures in the Pokémon world. For viewers in the United States, Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series will premiere on Netflix later this year.
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May12

Water Festival event in Pokémon GO has begun

The 2022 edition of the Pokémon GO Water Festival event has begun, and will be running through until May 20th, at 8:00 p.m. local time. In this event, Lapras wearing a scarf, Dewpider, Araquanid, the Legendary Pokémon Tapu Fini, and Shiny Binacle will all be making their Pokémon GO debuts. New Water Festival Scarf avatar items will also be available in the in-game shop during and after the event.
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May11

Nintendo Financial Update - Legends: Arceus sells ~12.64 million copies; BDSP overtake ORAS as best-selling Pokémon remakes ever

After the madness of the holidays, the January-March quarter is typically much slower for consumer products, with things typically slowing down following any initial New Year's sales. But if Nintendo's taught us anything over the years, it's that it's not a typical company. Nintendo's latest quarterly investor briefing has revealed that their January-March quarter has seen a solid improvement over the previous year, with much of that improvement owing to the continued strong performance of the latest entries in the Pokémon franchise.
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May10

Espeon to be playable in Pokémon UNITE from May 16th

Pokémon UNITE's official Twitter account has announced that the Psychic-type Eeveelution, Espeon, will be joining the game's roster from May 16th, as a ranged attacker. Espeon is the second playable Eeveelution in the free-to-start title, following the addition of Sylveon to the roster last October.
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May7

New Pokémon Journeys Key Visual released - Masters 8 revealed

This week, the official Pokémon Anime Twitter account released a new key visual to commemorate recent developments in the Pokémon anime. The poster features the top eight trainers ranked in the Pokémon World Coronation Series, a championship to determine the world's strongest Trainer, with their Pokémon. From left to right, the trainers are: Lance with his Gyrados, Alain with his Charizard, Diantha with her Gardevoir, Ash with his Pikachu, Leon with his Charizard, Cynthia with her Garchomp, Steven with his Metagross, and Iris with her Haxorus.
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May4

New Pokémon rings from U-TREASURE bring a Mythical flair to your special moments

The Japanese jewelry company U-TREASURE, who is known for partnering with many Japan-based and international media franchises to make character-based jewelry, will be releasing a new set of Pokémon-themed rings on May 31st. These new rings are a continuation of the U-TREASURE Pokémon ring line, which recently saw the addition of wedding and engagement rings featuring Gengar. The new rings will feature the popular Mythical Pokémon Mew, and will be available in variety of different materials.
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May1

Praise Helix! - Christian Narrative in Twitch Plays: Pokémon

With Twitch Plays Pokémon having been featured in the recent Catch a Million to Conquer Kids’ Cancer charity event in support of St. Baldrick's Foundation, we thought now might be a good time to share some recent research relating to the Twitch Plays Pokémon phenomenon. Our latest featured article for this series comes from Jenny Saucerman & Dennis Ramirez, both from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Both authors completed their PhDs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on digital media. Jenny Saucerman's work primarily focuses on gender and STEM, gender and gaming, and Pokémon. She was one of the winners of Xbox’s Women in Gaming Award at the 2015 Game Developers’ Conference. Dennis Ramirez research has focused on evaluation of educational games. He has over a decade of experience making games professionally and independently, working with groups including OLPC, NIH, NSF, and the DoD.
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Apr30

Celebrate a Pokémon Garden Wedding with this new line of merchandise from the Pokémon Center in Japan

The new Pokémon Garden Wedding line of merchandise from the Pokémon Center was announced earlier this week on April 28th. This new range of products features wedding-related items, perfect for any fans who want to have a fun-filled Pokémon wedding. Paired with U-TREASURE's Pokémon-themed wedding and engagement rings, a lifelong-remembered event featuring Pokémon is within reach! Pokémon Garden Wedding goods will be sold in Pokémon Center stores starting from May 14th, and offered online on the Pokémon Center website starting from May 12th.
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Apr29

Full details of Pokémon GO Fest 2022 announced

Niantic has announced full details of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 that will be held on June 4th and June 5th. A Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale event will also be held on August 27th. Tickets for the event are available now. This year's event is all about Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon, which will be available to ticket holders only as a reward for completing special research.
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