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With a release date of 28th January 2022 re-confirmed, Pokémon Legends Arceus finally gave us an in-depth look at its Breath of the Wild inspired gameplay changes as well as a few surprise announcements of some new Pokémon and regional forms.

Although we knew Legends would be set in a past version of the Sinnoh Region, we now also know that originally the land was called the Hisui Region, in a time where it "was rare for humans and Pokémon to live in harmony".

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As a member of the Galaxy Expedition Team (...uh-huuuh...), you'll visit Jubilife Village, a bustling settlement in this wild continent that also serves as your on-going base of operations. Upon receiving an assignment, Trainers set out from the village to study one of the various areas of the Region. After finishing their work, trainers return to Jubilife to prepare for their next task....
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Although it's been a fair few months since we last got any updates about this year's Gen 4 remakes, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, it seems to have been worth the wait. While the detailed look we got in today's Pokémon Presents suggests a largely pretty faithful remake (and one that certainly looks better to our eyes than it did in February), there are some pretty significant new features and updates as well.

The original game's Underground has been upgraded to the Grand Underground. While the core feature remains of being able to visit this area with your friends (now also available online) and play some mining minigames to get rewards such as fossils and evolution stones, you'll also now be able to find areas where wild Pokémon freely roam.

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These areas are made up of multiple types of biomes, which inform what kind of Pokémon you'll find within. Some of these Pokémon are only available to catch...
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The cute coffee shop puzzle game, Pokémon Café Mix is receiving its first major update this Autumn, including a brand new name: Pokémon Cafe Remix.

Updates will include new puzzle elements, more Pokémon, new dress-up options, and more ways of growing and developing staff Pokémon.

Once this update goes live, Pokémon will now able to eat the delicious meals prepared for them, making them more friendly and more willing to become staff Pokémon. New puzzle skills that will make it easier to clear puzzles will also be introduced, as well as the ability to combine megaphones to make them more powerful. Any Golden acorns collected in Pokémon Café Mix will transfer to Pokémon Café ReMix.

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For Pokémon Masters EX, the two-year anniversary celebrations start now with 3,000 gems available for opening the app up today. Fan-favourite, N, will also be returning with a new Synga suit and Reshiram, a Pokémon capable of...
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The first reveal from today's bumper Pokémon Presents is that the Android and iOS versions of Pokémon Unite will finally be available on the 22nd September - just over a month away. Pre-registration is available on both platforms now, and a special campaign means it's worth doing even if you're already playing the Nintendo Switch version.

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If 2,500,000+ pre-registrations can be achieved, all players will receive the Unite License for Pikachu for free (or the equivalent coins if you've already bought the license). For 5,000,000+, however, a special new Festival Style Holowear will be distributed to all players.

Meanwhile, we got a brief tease of two new Pokémon coming soon to the game: Mamoswine and Sylveon. Still no word on when to expect Blastoise, finally, but hopefully all three won't be too far away!

We'll have more news from Pokémon Presents throughout the afternoon.
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Hope your calendars are clear for this Wednesday because there's suddenly a lot going on. First of all, Blissey is the latest playable character coming to Pokémon Unite. A Supporter type Pokémon with moves that heal or increase basic attack speed.


Although Blissey hadn't been officially announced before launch, we have seen evidence of its imminent arrival thanks to datamining efforts. That simply leaves Blastoise, who was previously included in the pre-release tests and was announced alongside Gardevoir - already added two weeks ago - to finally be announced and released. With the mobile version on the way next month, perhaps we can expect the two to coincide?

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Also on Wednesday, at 2pm BST, the silence on the upcoming Pokémon games, Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Legends Arceus will finally be broken after absolutely no new...
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Several new areas and features are coming to New Pokémon Snap for free next week on the 3rd August.

Three new areas, all with Day and Night variants, are being added to the game, alongside 20 new Pokémon to discover within them. Each area need to be unlocked in some fashion, though it's unclear what conditions they require yet.

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This area is actually within the Florio Island Nature park that you explore at the beginning of the game, but this time your NEO-ONE is shrunk down so your adventure takes on an incredibly different perspective.

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This new area on Belusylva Island explores a large river flowing through a rugged valley....
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Just one week after it launched on the Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Unite is adding its first additional Pokémon character: Gardevoir.

Prior to release, it was announced that Blastoise and Gardevoir (both previously available in the mobile beta test) would be the first of what's likely to be many additional characters added to Unite. Surprisingly, Blastoise is not the first, but we don't expect it to be too far behind.

Datamining from the Japanese Network Test on the Nintendo Switch version of the game back in June indicated that Chansey/Blissey will also be joining the roster. This seems to have been backed up by a more recent datamine that included Blissey's moveset.

Similarly, from datamining and the previous test data, we know that Gardevoir - a ranged Attacker type - will include its Ralts and Kirlia forms and will have a particularly strong Offense stat, but not great Endurance, Mobility or Support (although any of this data might...
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Pokémon Unite is now live on the Nintendo Switch! Get out there and beat up some Pokémon. As previously mentioned, this game is free-to-start but also includes in-game purchases.

To commemorate the launch of the game, a new trailer has also been released. Check it out:

Once you’ve registered your Trainer name and played through the introductory tutorials, head over to your Mail (found by clicking the X button on the hub screen and navigating the menu list) to claim your free Zeraora license.

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Remember that you’ll need to have registered your Switch account by August 31st, 2021, to receive Zeraora. The mobile version promotion will be announced at a later time.

If you’re playing Unite today, we hope that you enjoy it! Feel free to share your Trainer IDs in the comments if you’d like others to friend you, too.
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The official release date for the upcoming free-to-start Pokémon team battler, Pokémon Unite, has finally been announced. The Pokémon Company International and TiMi Studio Group confirmed today that it’ll be launching on Nintendo Switch for July 21st - a little under a week from now.

As an extra bonus, anyone who downloads and logs into the Switch version by August 31st, 2021, will unlock Zeraora as a playable Pokémon. There’s currently no word on how you’d obtain Zeraora after this date but presumably you’d need to pay for it.

A new trailer has been shared that showcases Unite’s gameplay, character and Pokémon customization, and Zeraora in battle. Check it out!...
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The release date for Pokémon Unite has now been officially confirmed thanks to a new trailer.


The trailer confirms that the game will be released for Nintendo Switch first in July (the exact date is unknown), with an Android and iOS release following in September. It also shows some of the costumes that your Pokémon will be able to wear.

Read on for more!