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Pokémon Sword and Shield

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A new Nintendo Direct "mini" has been released today and it brought with it some new footage of the up-coming expansion for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. You can check out the trailer for yourself after the jump.
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It's that time again! Pokécharms is 17 years old as of today, which means that next year it'll officially be old enough to vote. Considering that most of the staff have been here at least a decade, I'm not sure whether that makes us dinosaurs, or fossils. (I could cope with being a cute little Bulbasaur, but I'd rather not be a broken Dracovish, thankyouverymuch!)

It's a strange time that I find myself writing this, what with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 becoming a pandemic around the world. Here in the UK, many workplaces are switching to remote working only. My university has already shut for taught course students, and the labs will be closing for research students on Friday. So a lot of us are finding ourselves having to adapt to sudden enforced lifestyle changes, which means we're all stressed and rather short of energy. Hence we don't have any fantastic new artwork to share with you.

So I thought I'd write a review of the past year as seen here on Pokécharms.

The first... excitement of the year...
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It's Pokémon Day! 24 years ago today, Pokémon Red and Green were released in Japan for the first time. To celebrate, The Pokémon Company's bombarded us with new details on a whole host of Pokémon related things. Not least of all, a brand new Mythical Pokémon coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield later this year.

Zarude

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Category: Rogue Monkey Pokémon
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 154.3 lb.
Type: Dark/Grass

Zarude is a Dark- and Grass-type Pokémon that can grow vines from the back of its neck, its wrists, and the soles of its feet at will. The vines are strong and flexible and are useful for many different situations. They can be used to wrap around tree branches to move around and grab Berries from distant branches, and they even have healing properties.

This Mythical Pokémon lives in a pack deep in the dense forests of Galar. It treats anyone that isn’t part of its pack with immediate hostility....
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The latest issue of Japanese magazine CoroCoro has revealed the silhouette of a brand new Mythical Pokémon. This is the same Pokémon that is due to be officially revealed on the 27th of February as part of the Pokémon Day celebrations.


No further information on the Pokémon has been revealed at this stage. What do you think it could be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Credit to PokéBeach for the image.
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It has been announced today that the Gigantamax version of Toxtricity will become available in Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield from the 6th of February at 4PM PST. A trailer for the event can be viewed after the jump!
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Today the Pokémon Company have revealed their plans for this year's Pokémon Day on the 27th of February.

The biggest news of all for the day is that a new Mythical Pokémon will be revealed. This Pokémon will be staring in the up-coming movie Pokémon the Movie: Coco and will be made available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for trainers to train.

Alongside the new Mythical Pokémon reveal, there will be a special Max Raid Battle running in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield as well as a new event in Pokémon GO. It has been stated that new information about Pokémon Masters will also be announced.

Are you excited for Pokémon Day and the news? Let us know in the comments!
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Today's Pokémon Direct revealed the very first DLC expansion pass for a Pokémon game. Abandoning the long-running tradition of 'updated' or 'third' game releases such as Yellow, Crystal, Black 2/White 2, Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon for 2 expansion packs for your existing Pokémon Sword and Shield saves.

Available as the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass for £26.99 each, the two DLC packs will feature slight differences depending on which game you have, such as the Pokémon available within them.

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The first pack, The Isle of Armor will see players visiting an island inspired by the Isle of Man, just off the coast of the UK. This large island is full of environments not seen elsewhere in Galar, including wave-swept beaches, forests, bogs, caves and sand dunes. Over 100 returning Pokémon such as the Talonflame, Lycanroc and Kingdra lines can be found in this area -...
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It has now been almost two weeks since Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield were released for the Nintendo Switch but news for the games hasn't slowed down with a brand new announcement being made today.


In a new trailer for the games it has been revealed that trainers will be able to get their hands on a Gigantamax Snorlax in Max Raids from early next month. The trailer also reveals the second and third stage evolutions for the three starter Pokémon. You can check out the trailer above and more information on the reveals after the jump!
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Just in time for the launch of Pokémon Sword/Shield, we've got a brand new online tool for sharing your adventure. It's as easy as just sharing screenshots or videos from your Nintendo Switch and visiting the website to check out your automatically created journal!

Just add your Twitter account name to the url: https://MyPokemonJournal.com (Your Pokémon Journal) - for example, I'll be sharing my own Sword/Shield adventure through my dedicated screenshot account at https://MyPokemonJournal.com/OakSwitch (@OakSwitch's Pokémon Journal)

Both of the Switch Pokemon games are supported - just make sure you keep the default hashtags when sharing from your Switch (#PokemonLetsGo or #PokemonSwordShield).

If you want to manually post content to your journal, just add the hashtag #MyPokemonJournal alongside...
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We're just barely over a week away from the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield and today we've got the first details on some improvements to the game over previous main series entries - particularly in raising Pokémon for battling - as well as the first online competition details and Gigantimax Raid events.

New Items and Features

Mints
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A new set of Mint items will allow you to change the stat effects of your Pokémon to match the nature in the name of the mint. This means you can give a Pikachu with a 'naive' nature, the stat effects of having a 'modest' nature instead - a huge help in building a competitive Pokémon team.

This item doesn't change the Pokémon's nature, though - just the way it impacts that Pokémon's stats.

Nutrients
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The nutrient items in previous games would add 10 EVs to...