More information on the upcoming Pokémon Masters game for iOS and Android has been revealed today in a video presentation, including some gameplay footage as well as a special anime short showcasing some of the Trainers that appear in the game.
The animation features Trainers such as Brock, Misty, Rosa from Black 2 & White 2, Erika, Red, Blue, Iris, Barry, and many others. The gameplay footage is brief, but shows off features such as a Move Gauge being used for Pokémon to use their attacks in battle and Trainers having special moves that they can use as well for support or healing.
The next expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game has been announced and it is known as Hidden Fates. It is a smaller expansion, consisting of 68 cards in the main set, and will be released in booster packs contained in various Hidden Fates product sets starting on August 23, 2019.
Hidden Fates is the first TCG set to introduce a powerful TAG TEAM trio: Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX, shown below. It also includes various Shiny versions of certain cards, such as Mewtwo-GX and Charizard-GX.
The final Pokémon International Championship for the 2019 season, the North America International Championship, is taking place this weekend — June 21–23 — over in Columbus, Ohio and features fierce competition across the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Games.
You can watch some of the action live on the official Pokémon Twitch channel, as well as action for each individual category on the respective sub-channels, listed below along with the schedules.
Today’s Nintendo Direct during the week of E3 has revealed some new information about Pokémon Sword & Shield. First and foremost, another Gym Leader has been revealed: Nessa, the Water-type Gym Leader.
Additionally, gameplay footage of the Wild Area and Max Raid Battles was shown during the Nintendo Treehouse, which is featured in the video above, and two new Pokémon have been spotted in the playable demos at the E3 venue.
The next set for the Pokémon Trading Card Game has been announced for countries outside of Japan and it is titled Sun & Moon—Unified Minds. The massive 236-card set (not including secret rare cards) launches worldwide on August 2, 2019, although special Prerelease events are available from July 20–28.