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Nintendo just published a brand new trailer for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, providing a six-minute overview. Additionally, a few commercials have come in as well.

For those that need a refresher on Pokemon Legends: Arceus, check out the following overview:

Pokemon Sword/Shield

Over on its recruitment website, Game Freak posted an interesting article about the creation of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Director Shigeru Omori and planning director Kazumasa Iwao provided some insight into how the Switch games came to be.

We’ve now translated the full piece. If you’re interested in learning more about Pokemon Sword/Shield’s development, continue on below. 

pokemon sword shield magikarp

To celebrate the new year, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have announced a new Max Raid Battle event with Shiny Magikarp and more.

Magikarp will be appearing more often during the Max Raid Battle. That’s not the only Pokemon here though, as Meowth, Sudowoodo, and Darmanitan will be showing up at a higher frequency as well. Those that are lucky enough will be able to encounter a Shiny Magikarp.

pokemon brilliant diamond shining pearl update 1.1.3

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl have both just been updated, with the two recent Switch games now at version 1.1.3.

The actual patch notes are a bit on the light side. According to Nintendo itself, the only piece of information included about the update states: “Fixed some issues for more pleasant gameplay.” Early player reports indicate that some glitches have been addressed. Keep in mind that no new functionality, features, or any other additions are included.

pokemon brilliant diamond shining pearl secret base distribution

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl have started up a new distribution, with players now having the opportunity to receive five statues for their Secret Base. You’ll be getting Rhyperior, Electivire, Glaceon, Pachirisu, and Lucario here.

Today’s distribution is all about the Grand Underground as that’s where the Secret Base is. Your personal Secret Base can be accessed once you’ve reached Eterna City and completing a few tasks from the Underground Man. Statues can not only be used for decoration, but they also provide higher spawn rates for certain types of Pokemon in the Grand Underground.

Follow the steps below to participate in the new Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl Secret Base statue distribution:

pokemon sword shield Delibird

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are hosting a new Max Raid Battle event featuring Delibird and more.

On the topic of Delibird, the creature will be appearing more often. And if you’re lucky enough, you may encounter a Shiny Delibird. Starmie and Cryogonal are also showing up more regularly in Max Raid Battles while the event is live.

pokemon legends arceus pre order gamestop

GameStop has announced a special pre-order bonus for Pokemon Legends: Arceus. By reserving the game, fans will receive a free art card set. We have a look at the different designs above.

If you need a refresher on Pokemon Legends: Arceus, check out the following overview:

Pokemon Sun/Moon

New data from the UK has ranked all of the mainline Pokemon games going back to the Game Boy based on how big their launches were in terms of sales.

It’s actually Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, a pair of 3DS titles, that topped the list. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are right behind at #2. We just saw the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl on Switch, which come in at #5.

Here’s a look at the full list:

Hisuian Voltorb

Hisuian Voltorb is joining Pokemon Legends: Arceus, it’s just been revealed. It’s a Sphere Pokemon with Electric/Grass Type, coming in at 1’8″ and weighing 28.7 pounds.

This creature has a glossy, spherical body and has an appearance reminiscent of Poke Balls of the Hisui region given the wood-grain-like makeup of its body’s surface and the hole on the top of its head.​

pokemon brilliant diamond shining pearl review

System: Switch
Release date: November 19, 2021
Developer: ILCA
Publisher: Nintendo

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl originally came to us here in the west back in 2007. I was a senior in high school when I first got my copy and ended up stopping my clock in game at 999 hours. To put it lightly, I was hooked. The series’ first entry on the DS gave us a lush new region to explore with interesting additions like the Poketch and the ability to select moves in battle that utilized the system’s touchscreen. Along with being able to bring over Pokemon from the previous generation of games, a more complete Pokedex was possible, and it was easier to attain before. Nostalgia aside, it’s now 2021 and we have the remakes in hand with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl on Switch. Do the Sinnoh games live up to the hype, or should we have left this one… underground?

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