During the Pokémon Presents showcase, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, unveiled Pokémon UNITE, a new multiplayer online battle arena game for the Nintendo Switch and other mobile devices. This is the first strategic Pokémon team battle game where players face off against each other in five-on-five team battles. Read morefor a trailer and additional information.
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Razer has teamed up with the Pokemon company to release computer peripherals in the past, like a mouse and keyboard combo, but now, the two aim to take on the wireless earbuds game. They’re set to launch a cleverly designed Pikachu true wireless headphones that comes with a Pokeball charging case. Read more for additional pictures and information.
ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, has become quite popular over the years, and the latest to get in on this craze is the official Pokemon YouTube channel. They released two videos today featuring Charmander and Chespin, with the former using their tail to ignite a campire, while the latter is enjoying some tasty treats. Read more to watch both.
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The FCC has just published images of a Jigglypuff-shaped Bluetooth speaker by GameStop’s ThinkGeek brand, and this may hint at a line of Pokemon-themed gadgets to come in the near future. No technical specifications have been officially released, but if you read through the filing, it connects to compatible devices via Bluetooth 5.0 or 3.5mm headphone jack, while offering 4-10 hours of battery life on a full charge depending on volume. Read more for up-close images and additional information.
Always wanted to play a Pokemon-inspired MMO? If so, then look no further than Temtem. Developed by Madrid-based studio Crema and published by Humble Bundle, this game takes the familiar mechanism of catching / battling Pokemon, but sets it in a shared online world. Players will be able to team up with other TemTem trainers to play the entire campaign in co-op mode, battle against others in competitive matches, buy / decorate your own house, and customize your character. Read more for the new gameplay trailer and additional information.
To celebrate the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Build-A-Bear Workshop teamed up with Nintendo to create a giant Snowlax that stands 16 inches tall, making the large cuddly creature anything but a snooze. It even comes with an exclusive Pokémon: The Trading Game Snorlax card with its abilities listed as “Stir and Snooze – If this Pokémon is Asleep, flip two coins instead of one between turns. If either of them is tails, this Pokémon is still asleep.” Read more for a video and additional information.
When you spot a vehicle stopped on the side of the road, engine problems and / or a punctured tire usually come to mind, but that’s not that Sgt. Kyle Smith of the Washington State Patrol discovered. He saw a driver parked on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 518 in Burien near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday evening, but as he got close to the window to talk to the driver, eight smartphones, all playing Pokemon Go, were spotted. Read more for the Tweet and additional information.
No, this Pokémon card isn’t made of solid gold, but it is however valued at $60,000. Unfortunately, the card, “Trainer No. 3,” sold by eBay user Pokemonplace and insured for $50,000 before being shipped via USPS, went missing while in transit to its new owner. Why is this card so precious? It was an exclusive card gifted to the third-place finisher of a Japanese event in 1999, making it one of the rarest Pokémon cards ever. Pokemonplace is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who that can successfully locate the card and send it to the original buyer safely. Read more for a video explaining the situation and what may have happened.
Japan-based ESCRIT, a wedding ceremony company, partnered with The Pokemon Company to start offering officially licensed Pokémon weddings, complete with costumes, themed food items, and more. Each package also includes place cards and program pamphlets adorned with Pikachus poking their tails out from a bed of flowers, in which they’re possibly sharing a just-married smooch. There are two bride-and-groom Electric Types that greet guests as part of the welcome board, which is tradtionally placed at the entrance of the banquet hall where the wedding reception is held. Read more to see some of the food offerings.
The Pokemon Company wanted to gamify sleep, and thus Pokémon Sleep was born. There’s very few details available now, but during the press conference today they said it would “turn sleep into entertainment” by interfacing with Pokémon GO, and will be launched some time in 2020. In addition to the app, a new device, called Pokémon GO Plus+, will be released, and it’s designed to collect sleep data when placed next to your pillow at night. It also functions normally as a way to play Pokémon GO without looking at your phone during the day, while transmitting “sleep information to your smartphone via Bluetooth.” Read more for a video and additional information.