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51st State Ultimate Edition by Portal Games Coming Soon to Gamefound

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Portal Games announced the 51st State Ultimate Edition is coming soon to Gamefound and will included new content with the crowdfunding campaign The campaign launches in February 2022 with component upgrades, reprints of hard-to-find content, and a new expansion, No Man’s Land, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek. 51st State was originally published in 2010, and was a breakout success for Portal Games. Set in the same universe as the fan favorite Neuroshima Hex , 51st State offered players a new way to fight for resources in the wastelands of America. The release of the 51st State Master Set in 2016 brought together the core game and both the original expansions, Winter and New Era in one box with an all-new look and improved gameplay. Three additional expansions have since been released for the Master Set, growing the line to a fan favorite. Portal Games wants to give players the definitive experience they deserve with the 51st State Ultimate Edition.  The 51st State Ultimate Edition coming

Pokémon Art Picks - Week of October 3rd 2020

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Each week I'll feature awesome Pokémon art that I find on Twitter. If you would like your art to be featured send me a message and your Twitter username.

Pokémon TCG: Champions League Indeedee V Revealed

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Male (alternate art) Indeedee V that was previously revealed for Hong Kong/Taiwan is a prize card for this year's Champions League in Yokohama Japan. This card is an alternate art of the one in Sword and Shield Base set,  and will most likely be part of a V Collection Box in English. The card also has a Championship Series 2020 holo stamp, and not 2021 like Galarian Zigzagoon . This card was delayed due to the global environment and The Champions League 2020 season being cancelled. Photo credit  @tunu1223 Indeedee V - HP 180 - Psychic Basic Ability: Watch Over Once during your turn, you may heal 20 damage from your Active Pokemon. [P][C][C] Psychic: 10+ This attack does 60 more damage for each Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon. Weakness: Dark x2 Resistance: Fighting -30 Retreat: 2 Illustration: 5ban Graphics Format: D Promo: 059/S-P

Adidas x Pokémon Advantage Sneakers

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For those of you that are big fans of Adidas shoes these may be just the ones for you. Pokémon and Adidas have created a sneaker for their Advantage line that features the Pokémon Logo on the tongue and a slick silver Lightning Bolt on the side. These run $65 USD however if you sign up for the mailing list you can save 15%, all while getting free shipping. Amazon also has a few additional styles if these don't hit the spot. Official Description TENNIS-INSPIRED SHOES FOR POKÉMON™ FANS. Level up your Pokémon™ style in these adidas shoes. It's the little things in life that matter, and these shoes have the details to set your look apart. Clean and classic from a distance, they're totally individual upon closer inspection. Regular fit Lace closure Leather upper with Pokémon™ graphic Soft feel Stylish shoes with Pokémon™ graphics Cloudfoam Comfort sockliner Rubber outsole Imported Product color: Cloud White / Cloud White / Core Black Product

Pokemon GO: Moltres in 5 Star Raids

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Moltres has replaced Zapdos in 5 Star Raids in Pokemon GO from now until October 9th. Be sure to checkout the other Raids coming in October .

Pokémon GO: 5th Anniversary Event

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Niantic has announced a new event for this weekend, Sunday October 4th. This event will feature a special Timed Research to get an Incense, Incubator, Lucky Egg, Fast TM , Charge TM, Star Piece and more with Team GO Rocket Balloons appearing in greater numbers. It will also have 2x Lucky Egg duration, 2x Star Piece duration, 2x Catch Experience, 2x Hatch Experience and half Egg Distance for Eggs in Incubators. There will also be a special box giving 30 Ultra Balls for 1 PokéCoin available from Saturday, October 3rd to October 5th with code DJTLEKBK2G5EK from the in-game Shop on Android, or Niantic's Website . Be sure to checkout the rest of the Events coming in October . Special Event Field Research Tasks 1/4 Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon: Pinap Berry x3 Catch 5 Pokémon: Razz Berry x3 Make 3 Nice Throws: Nanab Berry x3 Final: Incense x1, Stardust x1000, 1000 XP Tasks 2/4 Transfer 5 Pokémon: Stardust x750 Power up Pokémon 3 times: Stardust x750 Evolve a Pokém

CHAMPION'S PATH Sword & Shield Gym Pin Collections Wave 1 Opening

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Opening the first three Champion's Path Pin Collections featuring the Grass Gym Turffield, Water Gym Hulsbury, and Fire Gym Motostoke in search of the Rainbow Rare Charizard and Shiny Charizard. 💜 Champion's Path Dubwool V Opening Enter the Stadium—and Meet the Gym Leader! Many Trainers in the Galar region undertake the Gym Challenge, facing off against exceptional Gym Leaders in stadiums packed with cheering fans. Explore the first three stops along the way—Milo’s Turffield Gym, Nessa’s Hulbury Gym, and Kabu’s Motostoke Gym. Earn your Gym badge, add the Gym Leader’s partner Pokémon to your own team, and find more surprises in Pokémon TCG: Champion’s Path booster packs! Start your journey and defeat your rivals!

Pokémon TCG: Mismagius and Sabrina & Brycen Gym Promo Cards

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Mismagius 141/S-P and Sabrina & Brycen 142/S-P are new cards from the previously released and banned versions from Unbroken Bonds and Cosmic Eclipse. They have renamed from Bellelba & Brycen-Man to Sabrina & Brycen most likely to prevent adding a errata.

Pokémon Café Mix: Special Customer Hattrem

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The next Special Customer event for Pokémon Café Mix has been announced. Hattrem will be available from October 8th to October 21st. Increasing your friendship level with Hattrem will allow it to join your staff. Hattrem will have the ability to clear Pokémon icons and gimmicks to the lower right and lower left. Don't forget the first Team Event  featuring Snorlax is currently active.

Pokémon Masters EX: 6★ EX Elesa and Spotlight Scout

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As part of the  Eccentric Electrician Story Event  the Elesa and Clemont Spotlight Scout is now available until October 15th.

Pokémon TCG: Champions League 2021 Galarian Zigzagoon Revealed

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A holo Galarian Zigzagoon will be given out to participants at the Champions League 2021 Yokohama event, that is being held this weekend on October 3 and October 4. It was seen during the livestream. The card text is identical to the Galarian Zigzagoon from Sword and Shield Base, and will likely be the limited to 2600 players.

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Shiny Pokémon Can Join at Camps

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For trainers that are looking for the most rare of the rare, it has just been discovered you can obtain a Shiny Pokémon from making Curry at a Camp. Getting a Pokémon to show up isn't easy (1:50 unmodified) nor is the odds of getting a Shiny (1:4096 unmodified) . Getting this Pokémon will net you the Curry Mark, the title thee Curry Connoisseur and serious bragging rights. You can see gameplay below at about the 1:35 mark.

Pokémon GO: Autumn Event

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Niantic has announced an Autumn Theme Event for Pokemon Go starting Friday October 9th 8:00 a.m. PDT to October 12th 1:00 p.m. PDT. Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild and hatching from Eggs, certain Berry effects will be boosted, Berry-themed Field Research and Timed Research will be available, and Deerling will make its debut. Features Berries will be twice as effective when you give them as treats to your Buddy Pokémon, you’ll earn 2x Candy catching a Pokémon with a Pinap Berry to and Berries will also be dropping more often when you spin Photo Discs at PokéStops and Gyms The following Pokémon will appear more often in the wild: Oddish, Vulpix, Bayleef, Hoothoot, Sudowoodo, Yanma, Pineco, Zigzagoon, Seedot, Shroomish, Plant Cloak Burmy, and Foongus. Shiny Vulpix will appear in the wild. Autumn-themed Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs. 1/4 Egg hatch distance Autumn Form Deerling will be making its Pokémon GO debut. Infographics by  @coupleofgaming Research Field

Funko Afternoon with Eevee Umbreon Revealed

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A first look at the upcoming Umbreon figure from Funko's An Afternoon with Eevee and Friends collection. The newest figure will release October 13th at 9 a.m. PST on the Pokémon Center . If you are not lucky enough to snag one online, you can occasionally find these at Gamestop and Gamestop.com. Image courtesy of PokéPOP

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Series 7 Rules and Start Date

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Play! Pokémon has just announced the rules for Series 7 of Competitive Ranked Battled in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Series 7 of Ranked play will begin November 1st . For Series 7, Pokémon that were banned in Series 6 will return, making all Pokémon that were legal in Series 5 usable once again. Mythical Pokémon remain excluded but many Pokémon from The Crown Tundra will now be allowed. This includes a large number of Legendary Pokémon.

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Battle of Legends Online Competition

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  A new online competition has been announced titled Battle of Legends. This will be a Double Battle PVP competition with a custom ruleset that allows you to include 1 Legendary or Mythical Pokémon.

Pokémon Masters EX: New Story Coming Soon

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Chapter 26 and Intermission Story 6 will be added to Pokémon Masters EX on Thursday, October 8th. Below is the rough translation of the description from the official Tweet; 

Pokémon TCG: 25th Anniversary Set Confirmed

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Total Cards in the UK who is normally pretty accurate with upcoming product releases, has confirmed that in February 2021 we have a Sword & Shield mini set in celebration of Pokémon's 25th Anniversary.  So far they have only seen the product code for the Sword & Shield 4.5 portfolios. There is no addition information about what products to expect with this set. Update 12/02/2020 The February Mini Set has been confirmed as  Shining Fates . Update 12/07/2020 The official image of the Ultra Pro Binders  have now be revealed for Shining Fates. Being a February release it is also unknown  if it will be replacing Sword & Shield's 5th Expansion or if the release will be pushed back a month for this set. Also no word on what Japanese sets will makeup this set or if it will just be reprints of Sun and Moon or Sword and Shield similar to the 20th Anniversary set Generations . *Artwork was made by Total Cards and is not official. There was also a McDo

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Series 6 October Ranked Battle

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Series 6 for October is now live. The Ranked Battle Series focuses on the Pokémon of the Galar Pokédex and includes a ban list. The ban list is of the Top 10 most used Pokémon during Series 5 July. Series 6 will take place from October 1st to October 31st.

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Max Raid Halloween Event

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The Raid Dens in Pokémon Sword and Shield will be rotating for Halloween. The Grass and Electric-type Pokémon have left the boosted raids and various Ghost and Dark Pokémon have been added including, Gigantamax Gengar and Gigantamax Grimmsnarl. This event runs until October 31st.

Pokémon GO: Free Remote Raid Passes

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From Monday, October 5th to Monday, November 30th, players can get a free Remote Raid Pass every Monday in Pokemon GO. These will come in handy for the upcoming Raid Events .

Chat Built WATER DECK - Deck Wizard Challenge Gameplay - Pokémon TCG Online

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Playing Pokemon TCGO and using the Deck Wizard to have Chat build a Standard deck around Blastoise GX and Lapras VMAX. Can I complete my daily challenge? Will this deck actually work?

Pokémon GO: Victini - Investigate a Mysterious Energy

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Victini from GO Fest 2020 is not obtainable via a Special Research titled The Feeling of Victory in Pokemon GO. Update Niantic has changed the name of the Special Research to Investigate a Mysterious Energy.

Pokémon GO: Charmander is October's Community Day

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Niantic  has officially announced that Charmander is the October Community day. This was the runner up after  Porygon  in the fan voting. The upcoming Community Day will be on Saturday, October 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Be sure to checkout the rest of the October Events .

Pokémon Masters EX: Volkner and Luxray Scout and Ticket Scout Available

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As part of the Eccentric Electrician Story Event , 5★ Volkner and Luxray are now available as a Special Sync Pair Scout and can be upgraded to a 6★EX. In addition the first 11 scout, you will receive a Tech Move Candy Coin. The Ticket Only 5★ Scout is now available in the shop called Ticket Only Sync Pair Scout. If you collect 30 Scout Tickets from event rewards, you can perform it once, and receive a 5★ Sync Pair. All available scouts have an offering rate of 3.448%. Kukui & Lycanroc Lyra & Chikorita Hilda & Tepig Leaf & Eevee Kris & Totodile Brendan & Treecko Hilbert & Oshawatt Blue and Pidgeot Grimsley & Liepart Sygna Suit Grimsley & Sharpedo Phoebe & Dusclops Olivia & Lycanroc Karen & Houndoom Caitlin & Rueniclus Elesa & Zebstrika Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom Ethan & Cyndaquil Jasmine & Steelix Sabrina & Alakazam Dawn & Turtwig Plumeria & Salazzle Guzma & Galisopod Wa

MegaHouse G.E.M. EX Pokémon Water Type Figure Revealed

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First look at the prototype for the upcoming G.E.M. EX Pokémon Water Type figure by MegaHouse in Japan. The figure features Vaporeon, Mudkip, Merill, Horsea, Totodile, and Wooper.

Pokémon TCG: Vivid Voltage Prerelease Promos Revealed

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The Pre-release promos included in the Build & Battle Kits for the next Sword and Shield expansion Vivid Voltage will be Charizard, Lugia, Donphan , and Snorlax . These are alternate art reprints with a holo Vivid Voltage logo. The cards are from Japan’s Legendary Heartbeat and Astonishing Volt Tackle sets. Pokemon TCG Sword and Shield Vivid Voltage Pre-release runs from October 31st to November 7th.

Pokémon GO: Limited Time Bonuses Ending

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    Starting October 1st the temporary bonuses that were added as part of Pokémon GO's Play Safe at Home/Social Distancing initiative due to the current global environment will be modified. Some of the changes will remain implemented for the foreseeable future, such as the ability to raid remotely, changes to the GO Battle League, and the increased distance at which you can spin Photo Discs at Gyms and PokéStops. The bonuses will be updated to the following; 20 Inventory Gifts 3x Stardust and 4x XP for the 1st Pokémon caught each day Incense will last 60 minutes Hatch distance will be normal Incubators will be in more boxes Incense effectiveness will apply only while walking Buddies will only fetch gifts once a day when you are almost out Gifts are increased at PokéStops but not guaranteed Infographic by  @coupleofgaming Trainers can see a a summary of active bonuses on the Special Bonuses section of the Today View. Ninatic stated they will continue to monitor these active bo

Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra DLC Update Information

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Explore The Crown Tundra In The Crown Tundra you will be met by Peony who will make you the expedition chief and send you on adventures to Pokemon Dens and in search of Legendary Pokémon. Galarian Slowking will also be available as a Poison/Psychic Type with the ability Curious Medicine that removes allie stat changes. Update Ability Patches are being added to the game but will be hard to obtain according to The Pokemon Company. If you use one on a Pokémon, its Ability will change to its species’ Hidden Ability, if it has one. Catch Legendary Pokémon Legendary Pokemon from past games are back. Not only are we getting the new Mythical Pokémon Calyrex and the Galarian versions of the Legendary Birds, but every Legendary and Mythical from past games will be added to the game. Some Pokemon will be exclusive to a game version, Sword or Shield.