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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 TCG: Vivid Voltage Card Mechanics FAQ

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With the Vivid Voltage Prerelease starting today,  Play! Pokémon has provided some FAQs on certain cards play mechanics. There are no official prereleases, but these will be helpful for when the cards are legal in TCGO on November 13th. You can see a full list of cards in our previous article .  Pokémon Abilites Buzzap Generator  (Electrode) Q. When using Electrode’s “Buzzap Generator” Ability, can I attach the 2 {L} Energy cards to Electrode before it is KO’d? A. Yes, you can. Eerie Beam (Orbeetle VMAX) Q. Can you use more than one Orbeetle VMAX’s “Eerie Beam” Ability per turn? A. If a different Orbeetle VMAX becomes active you can use its Eerie Beam Ability, but each Orbeetle VMAX can only use its Eerie Beam Ability once per turn. Shell Survival (Shedinja) * There’s a new deck building rule with Shedinja from Vivid Voltage. Shedinja with the “Shell Survival” Ability cannot be the only Basic Pokemon in your deck. You must have at least 1 other Basic Pokemon in your deck besides Shed

Pokémon Masters EX: 1500 Free Gem Login Bonus

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DeNA has added a new login bonus to Pokémon  Masters EX, that will reward players up to 1500 Gems over the next 7 days. 

Pokémon Art Picks - Week of October 31st

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Each week I'm featuring awesome Pokémon art that I find on Twitter. If you like somebody's art make sure to go follow them over on Twitter. Also if you see an artist you like or you would like your art to be featured, leave a comment below or  send me a DM  with the Twitter username. Also be sure to check out  last week's picks . Polteageist by  @vimart__ Luxray by  @tamtamtamdi Jasmine by  @vivivoovoo Shieldon by  @Mysticwaffle032 Scorbunny with Snom by  @mana_chan__ Porygons by  @WoudiM Sinistea by  @JamesTurner_42 Magikarp by  @razzbexxa Luvdisc by  @AquaAzeem Gengar and Cleffa part 1 by  @esasi8794  (visit Twitter for part 2) Mermaid Family by  @SeashoreSprite Lucario by  @Lagimos6 Galar Halloween by  @summer_525528 Toxel by  @Porygunart Sugar Skull-basaur by  @fablefire

Pokémon Masters EX: November and December Updates

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The Official Pokémon Masters EX website has updates planned for November and December in their Message from the Team v14. Included in this announcement is the current event Dazzling Dizzying Battle Stage , the return of The Dragon That Rules the Sky, a new Time Trial Event, a Prestige Event, new Theme Skills, an update to the Champion Stadium, and the next 6★ EX Sync Pair.

Pokémon TCG: English Shiny Charizard VMAX Leaked

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The good folks over at PokeGuardian discovered that an Offer Up seller  Brad.McFarLand has auctions for the upcoming set including the Shiny Charizard VMAX (sv107/sv122) from the Japanese Shiny Star V . The seller also has a Shiny Lapras (sv111/sv122) and the Amazing Rares of Kyogre (21/77) , Yvetal (46/77) , and Reshiram (17/77) that were revealed today .

Pokémon TCG: Vivid Voltage Theme Deck Lists Revealed

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 The Full Deck list for the upcoming Pokémon TCG Vivid Voltage Theme Decks have been revealed thanks to Alpha Tyrant TCG . This could be the last two Theme Decks we receive as the new V Battle Decks are coming out for the next expansion. If you want to see the attacks and abilities of the cards checkout the full Vivid Voltage set list .

Pokémon TCG: Trainer Collections and Shiny Crobat V Collection

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Four new products have been revealed for the Pokémon TCG for the Japanese market. The official Pokémon Japan Twitter account announced three new Trainer Collections featuring Marnie, Hop, and Bede, and a Shiny Crobat V Box.

Pokémon TCG: Shiny Star V New Amazing Rares and Ditto V & VMAX Revealed

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With Shiny Star V about a week away, the Japanese YouTube channel has again given us a sneak peek at 6 more cards coming the the latest Japanese Sword and Shield expansion. We now have confirmation that the set will also contain Amazing Rare cards along with Ditto V & VMAX and Crobat VMAX.

Kotobukiya ARTFX J Trainer Gloria and Sobble Announced

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Kotobukiya has announced at Mega Hobby Expo that the next ARTFX J Pokémon figure after Cynthia , will be the Trainer Character Gloria (Yuuri) with Sobble (Messon) from Pokémon Sword and Shield. They also tweeted artwork illustrated by Hitoshi Ariga. It will be released in June of next year. 

Pokémon Center Exclusive Marnie Figure

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The Good Smile Company Marnie figure has officially been revealed. The Japanese Pokémon Center announced a pre-order for a new Made-to-order Marnie figure. Marni & Morpeko will be available for preorder for 14,300 yen ($137 USD) from October 30th until November 30th. The figure will be shipped in the order received starting mid June 2021. International customers can of course preorder from Amazon Japan .

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Spooky Max Raid Event

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The Wild Area has now shifted in Pokémon Sword & Shield for a special limited event. From October 29th until November 1st, Ghost and Dark Pokémon have left raids and Pokémon that are spooky have started to appear. Cofagrigus, Trevenant, Mimikyu, Polteageist and Gourgeist (including shiny) will appear in Raid Dens.

Pokémon GO: Version 0.191 Update

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Niantic has updated Pokémon GO to version 0.191. You can read about the updated features and bug fixes below. 

Pokémon Center Holiday Collection

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The Pokémon Center website has been updated with this years Holiday Collection titled Holiday & Home. Included in this years lineup are; Stockings featuring Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur, Pikachu and Eevee Ornaments, a Moomoo Milk Bottle & Plate Set, a Throw and Pillow, and Signs featuring Delibird and Miltank. In addition any purchase will get an ornament while supplies last (excluding pre-orders).

Pokémon TCG: Play! Pokémon Autumn 2020 Rules Update

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Play! Pokémon has updated their Rules and Regulations for Autumn 2020. The only update was the addition of the Promo Card Legality Status adding the upcoming Sword and Shield Promo Cards coming to the TCG. The three promo cards from the Fall 2020 Treasure Chest are not listed, meaning they may not be Black Star Promos and instead are alternate holos of the previously released Rillaboom, Cinderace and Inteleon. Update After posting Play! Pokémon released the updated banned list effective November 27th. The next announcement will be on February 4th 2021.

Pokémon Café Mix: Special Customer Gengar

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The next Special Guest has revealed for Pokémon Café Mix through the Pokémon Fan magazine. From November 4th until November 18th, Gengar will start to appear in the Café as a Special Customer. Until then you can still obtain Bewear along with Mimkyu as part of the Halloween Team Event. Gengar clears icons and gimmicks in an X pattern, then sets off megaphone created in place of other surrounding icons. Update Along with Gengar new Orders #501-550 have been added to the game.

Pokémon Masters EX: Legendary Arena Latios

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The Legendary Arena Latios event has been brought back to Pokémon Masters EX, similar to  Entei  and Cobalion . The arena runs from October 29th to November 11th. The arena is split into 3 Challenges each with 3 HP bars, and by reducing each of Latios's HP bars to 0% players trainers will receive rewards. Rewards Latios's Challenge: Part 1 Rewards HP Bar 1: Gems x50, 3★ Level-Up Manual x25, 1★ Level-Up Manual x1 HP Bar 2: Gems x50, Elite Four Notes x10, 1★ Level-Up Manual x1 HP Bar 3: Gems x100, 4★ Power-Up x1, 1★ Level-Up Manual x1, Latios’s Challenger Medal Latios's Challenge: Part 2 Rewards HP Bar 1: Gems x50, 3★ Level-Up Manual x30, 1★ Level-Up Manual x1 HP Bar 2: Gems x50, Elite Four Notes x15, 1★ Level-Up Manual x1 HP Bar 3: Gems x100, 5★ Power-Up x1, 1★ Level-Up Manual x1, Latios’s Foe Medal Latios's Challenge: Part 3 Rewards HP Bar 1: Gems x100, 3★ Level-Up Manual x50, 2★ Level-Up Manual x2 HP Bar 2: Gems x100, Elite Four Notes x20, 1★ Level-Up Manual x2 HP Bar

How To Get the Galarian Legendary Birds in Pokémon in Sword & Shield The Crown Tundra

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Showing how to get the Legendary Bird Trio, Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, Galarian Moltres in the new  Sword and Shield The Crown Tundra  Expansion. Something not mentioned in my video is I saw somebody setup Camp in the Wild Area where Zapdos might appear and when you leave camp he might spawn on top of you. If you want to get all the new Pokémon check out the  Legendaries, Mythicals, and Ultra Beasts guide .

New Loungefly x Pokémon Center Pin Bags

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The Pokémon Center has added some new Loungefly bags to their website . Like the Sleeves and Deck Boxes these are showing Sold Out but don't appear on eBay . This occasionally occurs with new product like the Jersey released last month, but could mean they had a very limited supply and are sold out. Update As expected these are now available online. The sold out was only temporary as the items were most likely added early to the website before an inventory was added on the back-end.

New TCG Playmats, Deck Boxes and Sleeves on Pokémon Center

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The Pokémon Center has added new TCG items to their website . These include Sleeves, Deck Boxes, and Playmats featuring Mew, Gigantimax Charizard, Pikachu, Galarian Ponyta, Gigantimax Eevee and Pikachu, and the Island Guardians. All of the Sleeves and Deck Boxes show sold out however don't appear on eBay , so they may not be live yet or they could be holding them for bundles with Vivid Voltage like they did with Darkness Ablaze . Update Additional Deck Boxes and Sleeves were added to the site today including Mimikyu, Psyduck, Galarian Ponyta and the Island Guardians. Similar to yesterday these are showing sold out. Hopefully it will be like the Loungefly Bags and show as in-stock soon as I believe somebody forgot to add a quantity when adding them to the site. Update 2 The Deck Boxes and Sleeves are finally showing in-stock. As most items on Pokémon Center sell out if you want them I'd grab them ASAP.

Pokémon Masters EX: Version 2.2.0 Update

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Pokémon Masters EX has been updated to Version 2.2.0. Along with the previously announced changes to the Battle Villa and Legendary Sync-Pair Level-Up items , additional game bug fixes and updates were implemented.

Pokémon TCG: Shiny Star V Rotom and Koffing Revealed

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With the newest set in Japan Shiny Star V coming out next month, the Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel is showing off more of the new cards for the set. Today a Shiny Rotom (237/190) and Shiny Koffing (275/190) along with a reprint of Tool Scrapper from Rebel Clash were shown today. Translation Credit to  @ToineLay

Pokemon Masters EX: Special Rally

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DeNA has announced a new Special Rally for Pokémon Masters EX. From October 28th until November 4th consuming Stamina will reward players with luxury items like 5☆ Guaranteed Scout Tickets . Use 200 Stamina: Gems x100 Use 400 Stamins: Skip Ticket x20 Use 600 Stamina: Gems x100 Use 800 Stamina: Co-op Sync Orb x1000 Use 1000 Stamina: 5☆ Scout Ticket x1 Use 1200 Stamina: Co-op Sync Orb x1000 Use 1400 Stamina: Gems x100 Use 1600 Stamina: Skip Ticket x30 Use 1800 Stamina: Gems x100 Use 2000 Stamina: 5☆ Scout Ticket x1