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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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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272 The Magikarp Jump Update

272 The Magikarp Jump Update

Pokémon GO Raids are still fun! SBJ, Micah, and Travis talk about the Magikarp Jump update and a couple strategies in regards to that. Speaking of strategies, we talk about the 2017 US International tournament happening this past weekend. We also tackle your e-mails about overpriced Pokemon Center goods.

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Locations and Dates of the 2017 North American International Championships and 2017 Pokémon World Championships

Locations and Dates of the 2017 North American International Championships and 2017 Pokémon World Championships

There are no residency restrictions for the North American International Championships—the event is open to all Pokémon TCG and video game players from around the world. In addition to the exciting prizes for Pokémon International Championships, this is the last chance to earn significant Championship Points on the way to a World Championships invitation.

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The 2016 Pokémon World Championships Kick Off on Friday

The 2016 Pokémon World Championships Kick Off on Friday

The 2016 Pokémon World Championships will be hosted in San Francisco from August 19-21. Due to an unprecedented response from invited players planning to attend, the event will be closed to the general public and entry to the venue will only be permitted with an official event badge for invited players and their families.

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2016 Pokémon National Championships: July 1-3

2016 Pokémon National Championships: July 1-3

Featuring the best U.S. trainers across the 50 states, this weekend will be packed with competitive and thrilling Pokémon TCG and video game tournament action.  All players will be competing for great prizes and Championship points, required to earn an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships in San Francisco this August.

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Champions Crowned at 2015 Pokémon Worlds

Champions Crowned at 2015 Pokémon Worlds

The 2015 Pokémon World Championships drew to a close this weekend in Boston. Players from more than 36 countries competed in Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) matches and video game battles playing Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The road to the World Championships was a challenging one, with players qualifying through a yearlong series of regional and national tournaments.

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