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. I have big plans for the site throughout 2019 in beyond, especially with Pokémon Sword & Shield right around the corner.
Look forward to the return of the Marriland Team Builder, the Marriland Pokédex, various Pokémon Walkthroughs and Guides, and lots more over the coming months! You can check out the site's Development Roadmap to get an idea of the timeline of all of the features coming to the site. In the meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy checking back regularly for new updates on the site as well as news about Pokémon!
A new trailer for Pokémon Sword & Shield was recently revealed, which confirmed that regional variants are returning — in this case, Galarian Forms — as well as several new characters, a new Team, and a few new Pokémon.
Some big news for Pokémon Sword & Shield was revealed today — including Gigantamaxing, a new phenomenon similar to the previously-revealed Dynamaxing, except specific to only certain species and goes so far to change the Pokémon’s appearance. Additionally, new Pokémon were revealed, along with several new characters, including two new Gym Leaders.
You can find out more in the trailer above, as well as by continuing reading below. The Pokémon Sword & Shield section of the site will also be updated throughout the day, along with this post to add links to the corresponding pages.
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.