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Pokémon Sword and Shield

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The Pokémon World Championships has officially kicked off in Washington DC today. The action is running throughout the weekend with end-of-season competitions for Pokken, the Trading Card Game and the Pokémon Video Game Championships and you can keep up with all the action live on Twitch.

As usual, this year's opening ceremony brought with it a handful of new information about the upcoming Pokémon TCG and video games. With Sword and Shield due out this year, that marks a big change ahead for next year's championships - with a confirmation that a brand new Sword and Shield TCG set and the latest Pokémon games will be the featured standard for next year's tournaments.

In other TCG news, the power creep was confirmed to continue with the brand new 'V' Pokémon feature.



No real details were revealed about this new type of card, but it seems likely to be pretty...
As promised, the fine folks at TPCi dropped a new trailer full of news, and here's the main take-aways.


The video trailer itself, for obvious reasons.
First off, the region forme gimmick is alive and kicking, with three Galarian forms revealed - and not just for genwun critters this time!

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First up is the Poison/Fairy type Galarian Weezing, a creature that feeds on poison gas and emits purified air from the top-hat-smokestacks on its head - while still being able to use the toxins it absorbs as a defensive weapon. It maintains Levitate as an ability, though apparently it gets an alternate ability that has not been revealed yet. It has also not been revealed if only Weezing gets a hilarious new form or if Koffing does too.

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Galarian Zigzagoon and Linoone, meanwhile, acquired a Dark type (becoming Dark/Normal)...
The official Pokémon Twitter account has announced that new information for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield is coming our way in two days, on August 7th at 2 PM BST (9 AM EST/6 AM PST).

We currently don't know if the information will be presented as a Pokémon Direct or a trailer (or something else entirely), but be sure to tune in!
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Some exciting news dropped today for those of you living in the UK. In celebration of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's release on November 15th, and to pay tribute to the Galar region being so heavily inspired by the United Kingdom, it's been announced that a pop-up Pokémon Center will be making its way to London, England, later this year for a limited time. Click through for more information!...
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A brand new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield has been released and includes information on several new Pokémon, two new Gym Leaders and a new feature known as Gigantamax. You can check out the trailer and more information after the jump.
Attendees at E3 have gotten the chance to experience a demo version of Pokémon Sword and Shield and spotted some new portable atrocities to be encapsulated en-masse.

Ones who just can't seem to keep their tongues in their mouths apparently.

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The first is Yamper, an Electric-type Pokémon based on a Corgi - because a UK-based region without a Corgi is as unthinkable as a US-based region without a terribly stereotypical eagle. It was confirmed to have Play Rough, Spark, Crunch and Wild Charge in its move pool, and to have a new ability called Ball Fetch - which, if Yamper isn't already holding an item, fetches the first Pokéball thrown in the encounter that failed to capture its target.

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The second is Impidimp, a truly ridiculous cartoon-goblin-looking Dark/Fairy Pokémon which has been shown to know the moves Assurance, Sucker Punch and Play Rough.

So far, that's all we know about them, but we...
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During Nintendo's Treehouse Live after their E3 Direct gameplay was shown off for the up-coming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. The segment of gameplay was from the Wild Area where we could see Pokémon roaming around and the weather changing (which also affects the weather conditions in battle).

You can check out the footage for yourself after the jump and we've also detailed anything of note mentioned throughout the video!
Just a quick heads up that the official Pokémon Twitter account has confirmed that today's Nintendo E3 Direct, happening at 9 AM PST (or 5 PM BST if you're in the UK), will contain news for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

What will be revealed is anyone's guess. Maybe we'll see a new Pokémon or two, the starting area town, or a slightly deeper look at the games overall?

Whatever the case, if you're a Pokémon fan or just a Nintendo fan in general, it'll be worth tuning in to see all of the latest Nintendo news. You can find a video for today's upcoming Nintendo Direct (and today's Treehouse E3 coverage, which will follow directly after the E3 Direct) below:


If anything of interest does drop in the Nintendo E3 Direct, we'll be sure to let you know later today!
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Somehow, yes, it's that time again. The games industry's biggest annual event is here: E3 2019.

Our sister site GameCrash will be covering every big stream and conference with predictions and roundups before and after. While there's also a handy schedule of the entire week's biggest events and an easy, convenient way to watch all of them live: https://gamecrash.co.uk/category/e3-2019/ (E3 2019 Archives - GameCrash)

So far we've had:

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Finally, after months of waiting, theorising and debating, we now have the first real details about Pokémon Sword and Shield! Today's Pokémon Direct dished the dirt on several new Pokémon, some new features and, of course, the release date: 15th November worldwide! Here's our full roundup of everything announced today:
New Pokémon:
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Gossifleur
Category: Flowering Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 1′4″
Weight: 4.9 lbs.
Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator

Gossifleur prefers land with clear water and air. Its pollen has a healing effect and is commonly used as a folk medicine remedy and made into a tea given to children in the Galar region when they are ill. Gossifleur travels over long distances by getting blown along by the wind. It controls the direction of its travels by twisting its body and petals.

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Eldegoss
Category: Cotton Bloom...