Pokémon News

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 10:06am
Posted by Marriland

Today’s Pokémon Presents video revealed information on various Pokémon mobile titles, but also a lot of information on Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, such as the region’s name—Paldea—as well as some of its mechanics.

New Pokémon

Two new Pokémon were revealed today, along with a new Paldean form of an existing Pokémon.

Fidough

Fidough

Fidough is a Fairy-type puppy Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo.

Cetitan

Cetitan

Cetitan is a massive Ice-type Pokémon classified as a “Tera Whale” Pokémon. It has either Thick Fat or Slush Rush for its ability.

Paldean Wooper

Paldean Wooper

Wooper now has its own regional form, in the form of Paldean Wooper. Paldean Wooper is a Poison/Ground-type with either Poison Point or Water Absorb for its ability.

Paldea Region

Map of the Paldea region

The region in the game is called the Paldea region and it is a large, open-world region. In its center is the city of Mesagoza, which contains either the Naranja Academy or the Uva Academy, depending on which version you’re playing.

Terastal Phenomenon

Trainer with an Eevee that has a diamond on top of its head

One of the new battle mechanics is something known as the Terastal Phenomenon, which allows every Pokémon to transform into a crystalline form that changes its type to something else. It can be used only once per battle, but it remains transformed for the duration of the fight.

While in its Terastallized form, the Pokémon has a Tera Jewel that corresponds to its type atop its head, and it also powers up its moves of that same type. A Tera Orb is needed in order to Terastallize a Pokémon, and it requires recharging either by resting at a Pokémon Center or by touching certain crystals while exploring.

Tera Raid Battles

Tsareena, Pelipper, Hatterene, and Hydreigon fighting a Terastallized Gardevoir in a Tera Raid Battle

Similar to Max Raid Battles from Pokémon Sword & Shield, Tera Raid Battles are 4-vs-1 battles where you and up to three other players can fight against a Terastallized Pokémon. This is one way that you are able to get Terastallized Pokémon of different types, which are shown to you before the battle starts.

Unlike Max Raid Battles, players can command their Pokémon without waiting for their allies to finish their turns, suggesting the fights are only semi-turn based. This may add extra strategies to have certain players time attacks or effects at just the right time.

Legendary Rides!

Four players riding on their Koraidon and Miraidon

While the two Legendary Pokémon for the games, Koraidon and Miraidon, were previously revealed back in June, it has now been confirmed that you’ll use them to traverse the Paldea region, as they allow you to ride on them to travel faster and clear specific terrain.

More Information

There’s more information about the games that goes beyond the scope of this update post and will instead be added to the site’s Pokémon Scarlet & Violet section throughout the day, so please check that out later in the day for more, or refer to the press release for more details.

Screenshots

Below are a few select screenshots that were included in the press release.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 9:09am
Posted by Marriland

A new video trailer for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has been released today and it showcases more of the game, including several new Pokémon, the “box” Legendary Pokémon, the two Professors of the region—which vary based on which game is being played. The two games also now have a confirmed release date of November 18, 2022.

Below, you’ll find some new screenshots and a look at the new Pokémon that were revealed.

Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11:07am
Posted by Marriland
Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon GO Logos
Booster pack wrap of the Pokémon GO TCG set

More details on the upcoming Pokémon GO expansion set for the Pokémon TCG have been revealed, with many cards revealed from the set, along with all sorts of products. The mini-expansion is themed around Pokémon GO and features some photorealistic art, though also features a lot of art inspired by the real world experiences of Pokémon GO as well.

As this is a special mini-expansion, similar to Celebrations from last year, packs are not available in traditional means or via booster boxes—instead, there are all sorts of assorted tins, collections, and mini-tins that contain cards as well as individual packs of the 78+ card set.

These products will be released in waves, with pre-orders available now on the Pokémon Center website (in the US, Canada, and the UK). The first batch of products releases on July 1, 2022, with some product launching after that.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 3:57pm
Posted by Marriland
Key artwork for Hisuian Snow featuring artistic motifs of Alec and a Hisuian Zorua

On Pokémon Day 2022, all the way back in February, a special animated series involving the Hisui region featured in Pokémon Legends: Arceus was teased, although little more beyond the announcement was shown at the time.

POKéMON HISUIAN SNOW logo

Today, Pokémon has released a lot more information about this upcoming three-episode web series—titled Pokémon: Hisuian Snow—with the first episode launching on May 18, 2022 exclusively on the official Pokémon YouTube channel alongside Pokémon TV. The remaining two episodes will be released at a later date.

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 9:01am
Posted by Marriland

In today’s Pokémon Presents, two new Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch were unveiled—Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet—due for a worldwide release in late 2022. This pair of games mark the start of Generation IX (Generation 9).

You can see some footage of the game in action in the reveal trailer up above, which showcases an open world with numerous Pokémon found out in the wild and even throughout the cities. The region appears to be influenced by real-world Spain and Portugal, and the region itself is said to be open world.

The three starter Pokémon were also unveiled, which you can see down below.

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