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.
What would have been a perfect announcement for April Fool’s Day is indeed not a joke and was announced during the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference: Pokémon Sleep. Yes, that’s right, Pokémon Sleep, an upcoming app for smartphones that revolves around sleeping. Yes, that’s right, sleeping, in real-life.
The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event from last year is returning, and this time around it’s featuring a very fitting Pokémon: Buneary, including Shiny Buneary. The Eggstravaganza lasts from Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT (GMT-7) through Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT (GMT-7).
The legendary Latios will be available in Raid Battles in a Special Raid Week that lasts from Monday, April 15, 2019 through Monday, April 22, 2019. Additionally, there is a chance that Latios may be Shiny while attempting to catch it.
Specifically, it will start appearing at 1pm PDT (GMT-7) on April 15 and will then be phased out on 1pm PDT (GMT-7) on April 22. You’ll only have that time frame to challenge it and catch it before it flies off until it makes its return someday in the future.
The Legendary Lunch Hour “experiment” for Pokémon GO appears to have been a success, as the app will be serving up another Legendary Lunch Hour on April 10, 2019 from 12:00pm–1:00pm local time.
During this time, the rate of 5-star Raid Battles featuring Origin Forme Giratina will be increased, with the hopes of giving your friends, coworkers, and classmates a chance to grab a Giratina after grabbing a bite to eat.