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Sword & Shield

Shellder appears in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield
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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.
Nintendo Financial Update - Legends: Arceus sells ~12.64 million copies; BDSP overtake ORAS as best-selling Pokémon remakes ever
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After the madness of the holidays, the January-March quarter is typically much slower for consumer products, with things typically slowing down following any initial New Year's sales. But if Nintendo's taught us anything over the years, it's that it's not a typical company. Nintendo's latest quarterly investor briefing has revealed that their January-March quarter has seen a solid improvement over the previous year, with much of that improvement owing to the continued strong performance of the latest entries in the Pokémon franchise.
Pokémon Sword & Shield's Ranked Battles May 2022 Season has begun
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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's May 2022 Season for Ranked Battles (Season 30) has begun. This season will run through until 4:59 p.m. (PDT) on May 31st.
Participate in the Global Challenge 2022 Spring Online Competition on Pokémon Sword and Shield
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The Global Challenge 2022 Spring Online Competition has been announced for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Registration has begun and will remain open until May 5th, at 4:59 p.m. (PDT). The competition itself will then take place from May 5th, at 5:00pm to May 9th, at 4:59pm (PDT).
Receive Marc0fier0's Dracovish in Pokémon Sword and Shield with code「EU1C2022G1FT」
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A limited-time distribution of Dracovish was announced for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield during the 2022 Pokémon Europe International Championships Pokémon VGC Day 1 livestream. This Dracovish is based on the Dracovish used by Marc0fier0 to win the 2020 Pokémon Oceania International Championships. Players can redeem Dracovish using the code「EU1C2022G1FT」. This code can only be redeemed until April 25th, 2022.
Catch the 2022 Pokémon Europe International Championships this weekend on Twitch to receive a code for Marc0fier0's Dracovish
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The Pokémon Company International has announced the livestream commentators for the 2022 Pokémon Europe International Championships held this weekend from April 22th - 24th. The event will be broadcast live on the official Twitch accounts of The Pokémon Company International. Some of the world's best Pokémon Trainers will be competing in tournaments including the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Pokkén Tournament DX, and for the first time on Pokémon GO.
Sudowoodo appears in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield
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The Imitation Pokémon, Sudowoodo is appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through April 2, 2022, at 8:59 a.m. JST. Very rarely, the Shiny variant can also be encountered.
Fossil Pokémon are revived in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield
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Several prehistoric Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through March 27, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. These Pokémon include Carracosta, Archeops, Tyrantrum, and Aurorus. Very rarely, Shiny Tyrantrum can also be encountered.
2022 Pokémon World Championships to be held at ExCeL London from August 18th to 21st; Pop-up Pokémon Center store to open at venue from August 17th
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The Pokémon Company International has announced that the 2022 Pokémon World Championships will be held from August 18th to 21st, 2022, at the enormous ExCeL London event center in England, which has also hosted previous Europe International Championships. The event will include competitions for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE, and Pokkén Tournament DX.
Final evolutions of the Kanto region's First Partner Pokémon to appear in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield
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The Gigantamax forms of the final evolutions of the First Partner Pokémon of the Kanto region, Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise, will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through February 28, 2022 at 8:59 JST. Trainers will receive Max Mushrooms when they defeat or capture the Pokémon. This...
Milcery to appear in Sword & Shield Max Raid Battles to celebrate Valentine's Day
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The Cream Pokémon, Milcery will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through February 21, 2022, at 8:59 a.m. JST. Very rarely, the Shiny variant can also be encountered. All Milcery encountered will have the Gigantamax Factor. When Trainers defeat or capture Milcery, they can receive one of the Sweet item.
Nintendo Financial Update - Switch outsells Wii; BDSP sell ~15m copies; SwSh now 2nd best selling Pokémon titles ever
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Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year's Eve, the October-December quarter is a big one for any business dealing with consumer products, and Nintendo is no exception to that. While Nintendo's latest quarterly investor briefing has revealed that their net sales over the holiday season in 2021 didn't quite match up to the performance of the previous year, several significant milestones have been set during this quarter for the Nintendo Switch, and for the Pokémon Franchise.
Pokémon 2022 International Challenge February, March, April announced for players worldwide; Pokémon Japan Championships 2022 Qualifiers in May
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The Pokémon Company has announced three Pokémon 2022 International Challenge online competitions, which will be taking place over February, March, and April for all players globally. Top players from Japan in these online competitions will also qualify for the Pokémon Japan Championships 2022 Qualifiers that will be held in May. Successful trainers from that competition will then qualify to participate in the Pokémon Japan Championships 2022 in June.
Celebrate the New Year with Pokémon in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield
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Lucky-themed Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through January 10th, 2022, at 8:59 a.m. JST. These Pokémon include Meowth, Magikarp, Sudowoodo, and Darmanitan. Very rarely, a Shiny Magikarp may also be encountered.

To encounter these Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, players will need to connect their Nintendo Switch systems to the...
Register now for the Pokémon Sword and Shield - Test Your Luck! Online Competition - Competition begins January 7th
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Registration for the Test Your Luck! Online Competition in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield has started, and will remain open until January 6th, 2022. The competition itself will then run from January 7th, 2022 at 00:00 UTC to January 9th, 2022 at 23:59 UTC.
The festive season arrives in Pokémon Sword and Shield's Max Raid Battles
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Holiday-themed Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through until December 26th, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST. These Pokémon include Starmie, Delibird, and Cryogonal. Very rarely, a Shiny Delibird may also be encountered.
Pokémon Sword and Shield - Tiny Tourney online competition open for registration
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Registration for the new Tiny Tourney Online Competition in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield has started, and will remain open until December 9, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST. The competition itself will then run from December 9, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. PST until December 12, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST.

Eeveelutions to appear in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield

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To celebrate Eevee Day on November 21, 2021, all of the Eeveelutions will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through November 29, 2019, at 8:59 a.m. Each Pokémon has a chance to appear in their Shiny variant.
Zacian and Zamazenta codes finally confirmed for Australia - codes available from EB Games from November 19
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The Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta serial code distribution, which has already been running in a multitude of countries worldwide, has finally been announced for distribution in Australia. Starting November 19, codes will be available at EB Games stores nationwide.
Receive Leonardo Bonanomi's Charizard in Pokémon Sword and Shield with code「GL0BALCHAMP2021」
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At the end of the Pokémon Global Exhibition Day 2 livestream, a limited-time distribution for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield was announced. By redeeming the code 「GL0BALCHAMP2021」 , players can receive a Charizard based on that used by Leonardo Bonanomi to win the Pokémon Global Exhibition.
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