370 Pokémon GO Hit 1 Billion Downloads

370 Pokémon GO Hit 1 Billion Downloads

Pokémon Worlds is coming up and the theme this year is museums. Pokémon also announced changes for the 2020 competitive format. The Team Rocket stuff in Pokémon GO is sticking around and new Shadow Pokémon have arrived. A $500 Mareep is coming to Pokémon Center for both the USA and Japan. Finally, Pokémon released sales numbers for their games and it seems that Let's Go is on track to surpass Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in total copies sold.

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369 Team GO Rocket

  369 Team GO Rocket

Team Rocket has invaded Pokémon GO. Shadow Pokémon need to be purified, and someone needs to battle these Zubat they brought with. Rumble Rush dropped on iOS, Pokémon Duel is disappearing this October, and Pokémon Masters can be downloaded in Singapore. This episode marks our 9th year of being a podcast, so thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years.

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368 Nintendo Switch Lite Unveiled

368 Nintendo Switch Lite Unveiled

The Nintendo Switch Lite is coming this holiday and will feature a special Pokémon edition. Pokémon GO is teaming up with One Piece, but it's only really talked about outside of the United States. Pokémon Sword & Shield will feature customizable jerseys for Gym Battles. Mega Rayquaza was banned in the VGC (then unbanned). More minor Pokémon Masters details this episode. Finally, we look back at the development of XY and some information about the Gear projects that Game Freak does.

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367 Pokémon Sword & Shield Not Reusing Models?

367 Pokémon Sword & Shield Not Reusing Models?

According to a Famitsu article from a month ago, Game Freak has stated that the models in Pokémon Sword & Shield are NEW and made from scratch (not taken from past games). A new trailer also debuted showing some new, creamy Pokémon to catch. Pokémon GO released an update to Trainer battles, but then pulled the update due to complaints. Pokémon Worlds is open for registration, and attendees can get a special Aerodactyl for showing up.

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366 No Plans for Pokémon Snap 2

366 No Plans for Pokémon Snap 2

We go over another interview with Ohmori and Masuda regarding Pokémon Sword & Shield. This interview also talked about having no plans for a Pokémon Snap 2 in the future. They also talk about why some features do not return to the games. We go over a cute TCG ruling regarding a Pikachu card. Niantic has shown off that Armored Mewtwo is coming to Pokémon GO on July 10th. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft speak out against Donald Trump's tariff, which they say will hurt the video game industry.

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365 National Dex Update from Masuda

365 National Dex Update from Masuda

We get an update on the National Dex issue from Masuda directly! Pokémon GO celebrates it's 3rd anniversary by spawning Shiny Alolan Pokémon in the wild. Pokémon Masters gets a release date for this Summer and gave us an 8 minute trailer for the game, showing little gameplay footage. The TCG is getting another expansion right after Pokémon Worlds and more Pokémon phone cases are arriving soon too!

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364 The National Dex Issue

364 The National Dex Issue

We take time this week to address the #BringBackNationalDex issue that surrounds Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Since Harry Potter Wizard's Unite is out (Niantic's new mobile game), we compare it to Pokémon GO. Japan is getting a new Pokémon Cafe. The PTCG is releasing a new set soon, called Unified Minds. Finally, we talk about if every Pokémon is truly someone's favorite.

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363 Nintendo Treehouse & Pokémon GO Fest Recaps

363 Nintendo Treehouse & Pokémon GO Fest Recaps

We attended Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago for the third year, and we have a full report on how Niantic did this event compared to years prior. We talk about the Jirachi quest, the spawns, the weather, and the lack of issues we had playing. E3 was last week too! SBJ, Greg, and Will talk about the new Gym Leader in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Two new Pokémon, Impidimp and Yamper, were discovered during game play at E3. Masuda and Ohmori talk about the Wild Area and Max Raid battles and we have input on that as well.

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362 Sword & Shield Brings Dynamax, Wooloo, and the Wild Area

362 Sword & Shield Brings Dynamax, Wooloo, and the Wild Area

The Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct unveiled new Pokémon including Corviknight, Wooloo, Gossifleur, and Drednaw. The Wild Area brings what seems to be the raid mechanic from Pokémon GO into a Zelda-like environment for multiplayer action. Game Freak showed off characters such as your Rival, the Champion, and the Professor of Galar. We talk about how Dynamax can provide more possibilities over Z-Moves or Mega Stones. Finally, we talk about how the Legendary Pokémon may be related to CMYK.

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