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Welcome to the new Marriland website! This Pokémon fansite has been around since 2000 in various forms, and after a brief hiatus, it has now relaunched and now has helpful resources for Pokémon Sword & Shield, including a complete Galar Region Pokédex, the powerful Team Builder to help you plan out your team and find its strengths and weaknesses, an ongoing Sword & Shield Walkthrough, and several useful guides including a Shiny Hunting Guide and EV Training Guide.

Even more will be added as time goes on, but I hope you will enjoy this mobile-first Pokémon website with a whole lot of heart, and I hope you'll find what you're looking for here. Be sure to follow @Marriland on Twitter for updates, subscribe to Marriland on YouTube for new videos, and follow Marriland on Twitch for the occasional (usually non-Pokémon) livestream. You can also support Marriland.com over on Patreon.

Recent News and Updates

Friday, July 16, 2021 at 4:35pm
Posted by Marriland • Source: Press Release

Another new Pokémon-themed music track and music video, from the artist Mabel, has been released today in celebration of Pokémon’s 25th anniversary and the P25 Music project.

Mabel 'Take It Home' Single Artwork featuring Mabel

The song is called “Take It Home” and, as for Pokémon in the music video, it primarily features Jigglypuff, with a few extra appearances from Pikachu and even Celebi. You can watch it above, on YouTube, or listen to it on supported music platforms.

You can read more about Mabel and the song “Take It Home” in the official press release (included below).

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 4:14pm
Posted by Marriland

Pokémon has been on a roll lately with announcing new Pokémon TCG sets in advance, and the newest to add to this growing list is a special set called Celebrations that brings back some nostalgic cards and gameplay mechanics across the entire Pokémon TCG series, along with introducing special new cards that incorporate some of these past mechanics.

Some of the gameplay mechanics returning are Dark and Light Pokémon (introduced in Team Rocket and Neo Destiny respectively), Pokémon Prime (introduced in HeartGold & SoulSilver), Pokémon Star (☆) (from the Ruby & Sapphire era), Delta Species (δ) Pokémon (from the late third Generation era), Pokémon LV.X (from the Diamond & Pearl era), and Pokémon SP (from the Platinum era), as well as Pokémon-GX from the more recent Sun & Moon era of cards.

Celebrations booster pack

As this is a special set, akin to sets like Hidden Fates and Shining Fates, it won’t have standalone booster packs or booster packs like standard sets; instead, a range of products—each with various promos for the special set—will contain special 4-card Celebrations booster packs, in addition to the other contents of the products, which will include other Pokémon TCG packs, promo cards, and more, depending on what you buy.

These products will begin to become available throughout the month of October, with the first products launching October 8, 2021 and with more launching later in the month. You can keep reading to take a look at some of the upcoming products in the Celebrations line.

Friday, June 18, 2021 at 10:52pm
Posted by Marriland

Today marks the official release date of the Pokémon TCG set Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign, an expansion set featuring over 230 cards and themed around the Crown Tundra from the Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass.

Sword & Shield Chilling Reign

As such, cards from the set include both forms of Calyrex—Ice Rider V/VMAX and Shadow Rider V/VMAX—as well as the three Galarian Legendary Birds—Galarian Articuno V, Galarian Zapdos V, and Galarian Articuno V. There are, of course, plenty of other cards and many more Single Strike and Rapid Strike cards to continue those strategies that were introduced in the previous set, Sword & Shield—Battle Styles.

The Pokémon Company International was also generous enough to send Marriland some sealed Booster Boxes and Elite Trainer Boxes of the set for review and unboxing purposes, and you can find these videos further on in this post, along with an analysis on several of the notable cards in the set.

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 3:36pm
Posted by Marriland

The upcoming Pokémon “strategic team battle game,” Pokémon UNITE, has been confirmed to release in July 2021 for the Nintendo Switch and September 2021 for mobile devices. Cross-platform play will be available as long as players link their Pokémon Trainer Club account or Nintendo Account on both devices.

Pokémon UNITE Logo
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:07pm
Posted by Marriland
All four booster packs from Evolving Skies, featuring Rayquaza, Duraludon, Sylveon, and Umbreon

The next Pokémon TCG expansion set has been announced by The Pokémon Company International today. Called Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies, this set brings back the Dragon type to the card game and features a bunch of “Eeveelutions” in the set. It releases worldwide on August 27, 2021 and is confirmed to have over 200 cards.

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