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Niantic has announced the Season of GO, which will take place for three months from June 1st at 10 a.m. to September 1st at 10 a.m. local time. From the Season of GO onward, all Trainers level 31 and above will be able to get Candy XL as a reward.
The Pokémon Company International and Play! Pokémon has announced on the official Play! Pokémon Twitter account that the Nintendo Switch game, Pokkén Tournament DX will no longer be a part of the Pokémon World Championships when the 2022 season concludes this August. Pokkén Tournament DX first entered the competitive scene in 2016.
To celebrate the release of the newest Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance expansion, customers at GameStop stores in the US and Canada can receive a Hisuian Typhlosion holographic card from the expansion, when they purchase $15 worth of Pokémon TCG products. This card is emblazoned with the Astral Radiance logo, and is now available in physical stores and online stores, while stocks last.
Niantic has revealed even more details on the Pokémon GO Fest 2022, taking place next weekend on June 4th and 5th. When Trainers complete their personalized Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Special Research, they will be able to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin in its Land Forme. They will also receive the Land Forme Shaymin T-shirt and the Gracidea Bouquet Pose.
The final 15 episodes of Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series, the 24th season of the long-running Pokémon animated series, are now available on demand on Netflix in the United States. These episodes will continue to follow Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu climbing the ranks in the World Coronation Series, as well as Goh and Chloe, as they embark on their latest adventures in the Pokémon world.
Niantic has announced details for the in-person Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event that will be held in Seattle, Washington; the Seattle Center Park and the city of Seattle, from July 22nd to July 24th. During the event dates, all Trainers in Seattle will have access to special Pokémon GO Fest 2022 raids, including Cresselia and Darkrai in five-star raids.
Niantic has announced the GO Battle Day: Stardust Surprise event for Pokémon GO, which will be held on Sunday, May 29th, from 12:00am to 11:59pm local time. In this event celebrating the recent update to Mega Evolution, Trainers will be able to use Mega-Evolved Pokémon in the GO Battle League's Master League for one day only. Pokémon must be Mega Evolved before being brought into battle.
The Pokémon Company International has revealed several more cards for the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO special expansion. The first wave of expansion-related products will be available to purchase from July 1st. The Japanese equivalent subset, which will feature similar cards, will be released in Japan on June 17th.
Niantic has announced new social features to help bring people together to enjoy Pokémon GO, new bonuses for participating in local raid battles, and changes to items in the in-game shop. These new features have been tested over time and will be available in Pokémon GO sometime in the next few months.
Niantic has announced a collaboration between Pokémon GO and Prime Gaming. Over the next several months, Trainers who have an Amazon Prime membership or Prime Video membership can receive codes to claim bundles of bonus items every two weeks in Pokémon GO, including Poké Balls, Max Revives, and more.
The Bivalve Pokémon, Shellder is appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through May 22, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Very rarely, the Shiny variant can also be encountered.
Pokémon Café ReMix has announced that the game has reached a total of 12 million downloads on both the Nintendo Switch version and mobile version. To commemorate this milestone, a special 10-day Daily Stamp will be available that lets players receive a total of 32,000 Golden acorns when they log-in to their game from May 18th, at 3:00pm JST, to June 17th, at 2:59pm JST.
The first episode of the three-episode animated series, Pokémon: Hisuian Snow, based on Pokémon Legends: Arceus and set in the Hisui region is now available on the official Pokémon Youtube channel and Pokémon TV. It is titled "Onto the Icy Blue". The second episode will be released on June 8th. The series is being produced by The Pokémon Company International in collaboration with WIT STUDIO.
The Villain Arc enters a new phase this week, with the official Pokémon Masters EX social media accounts announcing that the next Chapter in the main story's Villain Arc, the Johto Chapter, will begin this week on May 18th, at 11:00pm (PT). As Team Rocket's plots to take control of the Pasio region continue, Giovanni will also debut in a new Sygna Suit sync pair, partnered with his signature Nidoking.
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo has announced that an update to Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 will be available in the coming weeks. This update will allow recently released Pokémon titles, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, to be mutually compatible to past games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and Pokémon GO.
The Pokémon Company International has announced that the 25th season of the long-running Pokémon animated series will be known as Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series when it sees its international release later this year. The series will continue to follow Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu, as well as Goh and Chloe, as they embark on their latest adventures in the Pokémon world. For viewers in the United States, Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series will premiere on Netflix later this year.
The 2022 edition of the Pokémon GO Water Festival event has begun, and will be running through until May 20th, at 8:00 p.m. local time. In this event, Lapras wearing a scarf, Dewpider, Araquanid, the Legendary Pokémon Tapu Fini, and Shiny Binacle will all be making their Pokémon GO debuts. New Water Festival Scarf avatar items will also be available in the in-game shop during and after the event.