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The Pokemon Company has announced in a teaser video that they will be opening a new Pokemon Center in Kanazawa, Japan this November. There are very little additional details available at this time, but the official Pokemon Twitter account said that they will give more information on September 11, 2020.

In the meantime, feel free to check out the teaser trailer for this new Pokemon Center below.

The next Special Customer has been announced for Pokemon Cafe Mix and this time Celebi is being added to the mix. Celebi’s skill is to replace surrounding Pokemon icons with megaphones twice, which will then go off. After encountering Celebi for the first time, it will be available to recruit.

Celebi’s Special Customer event will last from August 26 – September 9. 

Source (post picture also sourced from Serebii)

Pokemon Cafe Mix has been downloaded over 5 million times and to celebrate, a special gift of 5,000 Golden Acorns, 3 Vertical Whistles and 3 Horizontal Whistles will be given to all players. 

This gift distribution will last until August 30th at 06:00 UTC.

Source (pic by Serebii as well)

Pokemon Home has updated its mobile version to 1.2.1, bringing some new accessibility changes and bug fixes. 

Check out the full patch notes below for all the details.

The next Special Customer has been announced for Pokemon Cafe Mix and it will be the grass Pokemon Grookey. Grookey’s skill is to clear Pokemon icons and gimmicks to the right and Grookey will be available to recruit after encountering it. 

This Special Customer event will last from August 12 – August 26. 


Japan looks to be getting a complete Pokemon theme park, in a virtual space. The Pokemon Company announced today that they would be bringing Pokemon Virtual Fest to PC and mobile devices on August 12th.

This will give people the full Pokemon theme park experience, complete with attractions, live events, and stores. There will also seemingly be a progression system in order to unlock new features in a challenge/mission mode.

All of this comes with a teaser website that details the park attractions and shows the specifics of the experience. Screenshots of the virtual park have also been included below to show what to expect in this Pokemon themed park.

Pokemon Cafe Mix’s next event has been announced and will go live on July 29, 2020.

This event is bringing Dragonite as a special customer and it will be able to be recruited as staff once meeting it. Dragonite’s special ability is clearing Pokemon icons and gimmicks to the right. 

Once released on July 29th, Dragonite will be available in game until August 12th. 


A new Max Raid Battle has begun in Pokemon Sword and Shield and this one focuses on Water Pokemon. Water Pokemon have an increased chance of appearing in the Wild Area raids and a battle slot is reserved for a guaranteed shiny Wailord.

Make sure to check in game for more details as well as the original source below (from Serebii).


The Pokemon Company released a statement a few weeks ago stating their intent to pledge $5 million to support the Black community and, specifically, provide children education and mentorship. Now, they have updated their statement with the list of organizations they will be donating to. The current list is below.

The Pokemon Company has announced via their official Twitter that they will be teaming up with Niantic to donate $5 million to nonprofit organizations. This news comes shortly after the Pokemon Company donated $200,000 to organizations affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement in support of those affected by systematic racism and police brutality.

This donation is set to take place after Pokemon Go Fest 2020 (July 25 and 26) and the specific charities being contributed to will be listed at a later date. This money is meant to go towards helping children and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at a young age. The statement also specifies that the money will go to organizations that will educate and mentor black children that may be in need.

Feel free to check out the official annoncument from the Pokemon Twitter page below.