Oct6

Shiny Eternatus codes to be distributed in Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

The distribution of code cards to redeem Shiny Eternatus in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield that were previously announced for several countries has now also been announced to be distributed in Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In Taiwan and Hong Kong, the code cards will be distributed from October 18th, while it will distribute from October 21st in Japan. Both will distribute them until November 17th. No purchase will be required for players to receive these code cards, however supplies are limited and will only be available while stocks last. Each person can only receive one code card, and each code can only be used once. The codes will expire on November 24th in Japan only.
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Sep30

Ranked Battles Season 35 has begun in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's October 2022 Season for Ranked Battles (Season 35) has begun. This season will run until 4:59pm PDT on October 31st. This season will follow the Series 13 regulations, in which Trainers can battle alongside special Pokémon that are normally restricted. However, there are no restrictions on the number of special Pokémon that may be registered to the Battle Team. Dynamaxing or Gigantamaxing are also allowed.
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Sep30

Pokémon partners with Ed Sheeran for Celestial, a special music track for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet - Available now for download and streaming

The Pokémon Company International and internationally renowned singer-songwriter and musician Ed Sheeran have announced a special collaboration for a new song that will be featured in-game in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games. Celestial is available for download now from the iTunes Store, and for streaming via Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and Amazon Music.
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Sep30

First details revealed for Sun & Moon - Spectacular Transcendence, the first Simplified Chinese expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Following on from the announcement last week that the Pokémon Trading Card Game will be officially printed in Simplified Chinese for release in Mainland China, full details on the initial launch have now been revealed, including information about the first sets to be released. The 太陽&月亮一橫空出世 (Sun & Moon一Spectacular Transcendence) expansion will be released as three different subsets, 赫 (Radiant), 苍 (Verdant), and 泽 (Abundant), for release on October 28th, alongside a GX Starter Set. A launch event will also be held in China on this same day to celebrate the release of the Simplified Chinese cards.
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Sep29

Cosmoem to debut in Pokémon GO as part of the Evolving Stars event running from October 5th

Niantic has announced the Evolving Stars event for Pokémon GO, which will run from October 5th at 10:00am to October 11th at 8:00pm local time. Cosmoem will be making its Pokémon GO debut during this event, with Trainers able to able to evolve their Cosmog into Cosmoem by using 25 Cosmog Candy. A new part in the season-long Season of Light Special Research will also be unlocking as part of this event.
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Sep23

Pokémon Trading Card Game to be printed in Simplified Chinese for official release in Mainland China, press conference announced for September 28th

A press conference for the launch of the game in Mainland China will be livestreamed via the official Pokémon channel on the Chinese video sharing website Bilibili on September 28th at 8:00pm (CST). No other information about the launch has been made available at this time, however the press conference is expected to include an announcement of the first sets that will be launched in the market.
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Sep23

Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series to be available on Netflix from October 21st, Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles now streaming

The Pokémon Company International has announced that Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, the 25th season of the long-running Pokémon animated series, will premiere October 21st, exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. This season 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.
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Sep23

Trainers worldwide can encounter Spritzee in Pokémon GO by completing limited Timed Research marking the start of the Safari Zone: Goyang event

To celebrate the Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Goyang event in South Korea, all Trainers worldwide are receiving limited Timed Research tasks from September 24th at 8am local time until September 25th at 8pm local time. By completing these tasks, Trainers will be able to encounter the Perfume Pokémon Spritzee. Particularly lucky Trainers may encounter its Shiny variant, which is making its debut with this event.
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Sep23

More details revealed for Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Taipei and Pokémon Air Adventures events to be held in Taipei in October

Niantic has released more details on the upcoming ticketed Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Taipei event, which will being held from October 21st to October 23rd at the Da'an Forest Park in the city of Taipei. A Pokémon Air Adventures event is also scheduled to be held concurrently with this Safari Zone event. While only Trainers in Taipei will be able to access the complete event, some limited items from the Air Adventures event will be available worldwide.
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Sep20

Fashion Week returns to Pokémon GO for 2022, starting September 27th

Niantic has announced details for the 2022 edition of Pokémon GO's Fashion Week event, which this year will be running from September 27th at 10:00am through until October 3rd at 8:00pm local time. During the event, trainers can look forward to encountering a variety of Pokémon wearing fashionable costumes including Diglett, Dugtrio, Absol, and Toxicroak. The Brutal Star Pokémon Mareanie and Toxapex will each be making their debut during Fashion Week, together with a selection of new avatar items inspired by the two Pokémon. Furfrou, who made its Pokémon GO debut during 2021's Fashion Week event, will be able to be encountered in its Shiny variant for the first time.
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Sep16

Use code「HAD0UW0CATCH」to obtain Ash's Lucario in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

A limited-time distribution of Lucario was announced for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield during the September 16th broadcast of Pokémon Journeys: The Series (Pocket Monsters) in Japan. This Lucario is based on the Lucario used by Ash Ketchum in the World Coronation Series. Players can redeem this Lucario using the code「HAD0UW0CATCH」. This code can only be redeemed until September 29th.
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Sep13

Kartana and Celesteela debut in Pokémon GO with appearances in Five-Star Raids, Togedemaru to debut in Test Your Mettle event from September 16th-21st

The Ultra Beasts Celesteela and Kartana are making their Pokémon GO debut, appearing in five-star raids in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres respectively between September 13th and September 27th. Mega Aggron will also make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids between September 16th and September 27th. Meanwhile, Niantic has also announced the Test Your Mettle event that will be running from September 16th at 10:00am to September 21st at 8:00pm local time. The Roly-Poly Pokémon, Togedemaru will be making its Pokémon GO debut as part of this event.
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Sep13

Universal Music Japan launches Pokémon Music Collective project with first single「うたう」by imase available to download from September 14th

Universal Music Japan will tomorrow launch their new Pokémon Music Collective project with the release of 「うたう」 ("utau", meaning "sing"), a new single from popular young TikTok artist imase. From midnight Wednesday, the song will be available for download from the iTunes Store, and for streaming via Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Soundcloud.
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