Pokémon News

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.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:08pm
Posted by Marriland

It’s official: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are now released and available worldwide for the Nintendo Switch! These games are remakes of the original Pokémon Diamond & Pearl for the Nintendo DS, except with enhanced graphics, more modern gameplay, and more quality of life improvements.

The Marriland website is in the process of updating the Team Builder and Pokédex to add in support for Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and these updates should be up fairly soon. Additionally, the Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Walkthrough section of the website will begin soon as well to help get you through the game.

Look forward to these upcoming site updates and have fun with Brilliant Diamond and/or Shining Pearl!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:17pm
Posted by Marriland
Charizard from the Booster Pack art with the Sword & Shield Brilliant Stars logo

The next Pokémon TCG set, Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars, has been announced and it brings forth a new mechanic, Pokémon VSTAR, which are similar to Pokémon VMAX in that they evolve from Pokémon V, but they grant just 2 Prize cards to the opponent when they’re knocked out instead of the 3 for VMAX, and they also all have a special VSTAR Power, which is either an Ability or attack which can only be used once per game (on any of your VSTAR, not just the one using it), similar to the old GX attacks.

Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars Logo

The main set has 174 cards in it (not including secret rares), including Arceus VSTAR, Charizard VSTAR, Shaymin VSTAR, and Whimsicott VSTAR. There are also the following numbers of cards within the set:

  • 20 Pokémon V and 15 full-art Pokémon V
  • 3 new Pokémon VMAX
  • 22 Trainer cards and 6 full-art Supporter cards
  • 1 new Special Energy card, Turbo Boost Energy

Additionally, there’s 30 additional cards inside of the Trainer Gallery special subset, which each feature artwork of well known Trainers along with Pokémon.

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