Nessa and Drednaw Spotlight Scout now available in Pokémon Masters EX alongside Splash and Punch Event

Two new Galar region sync pairs come to Pokémon Masters EX with the game's Splash and Punch event, which began earlier this week on May 12th at 11pm, and will be running until the 28th at 10:59pm. The event showcases the sync pais of Nessa & Drednaw, and Bea & Sirfetch'd. Completing special event missions during the event will unlock special stories involving these newcomers.
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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield updated to version 1.3.2

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Version 1.3.2 is now available to download for the Nintendo Switch. According to Nintendo Support, this update fixes a bug where some Pokémon icons were not properly displaying when players are in online or local wireless battles. It also fixes several minor bugs to enhance the gameplay experience. This update is required to access Internet features.

Nintendo Support said:
Ver. 1.3.2 (Released May 11, 2021)
  • Fixed the issue where some Pokémon icons were not properly displaying during online or local wireless battles.
  • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.
Complete these steps
  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and...
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A Pokémon GO x 7-Eleven Special Weekend event in Mexico; worldwide bonuses also available

Niantic has announced another Pokémon GO and 7-Eleven collaboration event in Mexico. During the event, Trainers with an Event Ticket will be able to encounter featured Pokémon using Incense and through Field Research, receive items from Timed Research, and several other bonuses. Trainers without an Event Ticket may still enjoy some bonuses. Ways to obtain the Event Ticket will be announced on the 7-Eleven Mexico website at a later date.
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Sudden failures being reported with some Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire cartridges

Over the past week, there have been increasing numbers of reports on social media and around the internet of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire cartridges games spontaneously ceasing to work, with trainers receiving errors along the lines of "There is nothing inserted into the Game Card slot", "Game card cannot be used" or just "An error has occurred" when attempting to play their physical copies of the game. So far, the majority of these problems have been reported with European region copies of the game, in particular German copies, however there are scattered reports of these issues hitting players with cartridges from other regions.
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Review: New Pokémon Snap - Beautiful, gentle and fun

Pokémon fans love seeing Pokémon. What’s more, seeing Pokémon go about their own business in their natural ecosystem is a special kind of pleasure. One of the franchise’s under-appreciated strengths is world-building; that is, the sense that the places and characters of the games don’t just disappear the moment we close our eyes, and have lives outside of the player’s interactions with them. Few things enhance the sense that this is a world with a life of its own than seeing the inhabitants walk, stomp, crawl, fly and swim through the environment without heed for the protagonist. It’s why the Wild Area was so central to the premise of Sword and Shield and the Expansion Pass content; it’s why the original Pokémon Snap is so beloved despite merely being an on-rails photograph-’em-up; and it’s why New Pokemon Snap is such a great non-core Pokémon title.
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Swablu is the star of May 2021's Community Day in Pokémon GO

Niantic has revealed that Swablu will be the featured Pokémon for May 2021's Community Day. The Shiny variant of Swablu will also be able to encountered. When you evolve Swablu into Altaria during, or within two hours after the event, it will learn Moonblast. The event will also include several bonuses, with eggs having 1/4 hatch distance when placed in an Incubator, and Incense lasting for three hours. A Community Day-exclusive Special Research story, Cotton-Winged Bird, will also be available for purchase, rewarding the players with items.
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Weakness Policy and Boss's Orders distribution announced during Pokémon Players Cup III livestream

Players of Sword and Shield can redeem a Weakness Policy if they use the code「WPF1NALSPC3」before April 26, 2021, while players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online can receive a Full Art print of Boss's Orders[/URL] if they use the code 「PC3GIOVANNI」before May 8, 2021 (Boss's Orders limited to the first 25,000 players).
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Print your Pokémon Snaps with new Fujifilm instax mini Link app - Special Edition instax mini link with Pikachu Case also releasing soon

A new instax mini Link app for Nintendo Switch from Fujifilm will allow gamers to export photos from the Switch to their smart device for editing and printing on any Fujifilm instax mini link smartphone printer. In addition to this app, Fujifilm will also be releasing a special edition bundle including an instax mini Link Special Edition - Ash White (Red & Blue), together with a special Pikachu Case.
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Technical issues mar start of Pokémon GO's Rivals Week

Niantic has sent out a warning to Pokémon GO players, alerting them to an issue with older versions of the game that might be preventing Skrelp and Clauncher from appearing. Both Pokémon had been set to make their debut with the Rivals Week event running from April 13th until April 18th. An ongoing issue also continues to impact Team GO Rocket encounters, and they have not been available in-game for the past few days.
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