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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: Shiny Star V Shiny Rillaboom VMAX Revealed

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According to their website we weren't getting the next Shiny VMAX until the 13th, well luckily things change. The Japanese Pokémon Youtube channel revealed two more Shiny Pokémon cards for the upcoming Shiny Star V TCG set in Japan. Shiny Rillaboom VMAX (305/190) and Shiny Eldegoss (210/190) are the next two cards to be revealed in the set . Both are alternate art versions of previously released cards.

Pokémon GO: XP Rebalancing Testing for Select Trainers

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Beginning on November 9th new tests will be occuring in Pokémon GO. Naintica be conducting an XP-rebalancing test for select Trainers in Australia and New Zealand. During this time Trainers will experience adjustments to the amount of XP they earn from activities such as catching Pokémon, hatching Eggs, evolving Pokémon, and more. The test will run until November 16th.

Pokémon TCG: Morpeko Promo Card Revealed

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The Morpeko (137/S-P) Pokémon Card Friendly Shop promo has been found in the online card database. The promo cards is available when customers purchase over ¥ 900 ($10 USD) worth of Pokémon TCG related products starting November 20th. This is an alternate art version of the Promo received in the Sword and Shield 3-pack Blisters .

Pokémon TCG: GX Reboot Campaign in Japan

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Pokémon Japan announced that starting December 4th a GX Reboot Campaign will be held with at card shops. The last two Japanese Sun and Moon sets for the Pokémon TCG, SM12 Alter Genesis  and  SM12a Tag All Stars  will be sold again to Japanese card shops and Pokémon Centers.

Pokémon Masters EX: 1500 Free Gems for 30 Million Downloads

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Pokémon Masters EX has surpassed 30 million downloads worldwide, and to to their appreciation DeNA is giving 1,500 Gems to all players. Combine these with the Special Log-In Bonus that started on 10/30, and you can get 3,000 gems total. You can then use these for the current Pulmeria & Salazzle Spotlight Scout , the Adler & Volcarona Poké Fair Scout , the Lisia & Alteria Spotlight Scout , the Olivia & Lycanroc and Kukui & Lycanroc Spotlight Scout , or save them to use in the upcoming Holiday Event.

Pokémon TCG: Japanese Standard Rotation

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PokémonJapan has announced their rotation for Standard. Until December 3rd B, C, and D regulation mark sets will still be legal. On December 4th E sets, which include the new Blastoise and Venusaur VMAX decks will be added to standard. Finally on January 22nd the format will rotate to C, D, and E sets only.

Pokémon TCG: Shiny Star V Set List Revealed

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The full set list minus secret rares has been revealed for next Japanese Pokemon TCG set Shiny Star V  on the official Japanese website. These cards are believed to be part of the English 25th Anniversary set because of the English Shiny Charizard and Lapras leak . The only new card is Ball Guy, the rest are reprints of existing Sword and Shield cards or the non-shiny version of an already revealed cards. Since the only other new art cards belong to the shiny variants, it's possible we will not see full shiny evolution lines, or they will just use the old cards attacks and abilities. Additional VMAX cards will be revealed between the 13th and 19th .

Pokémon is up for Toy of the Year

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You can now vote for Pokémon as Game of the Year and License of the Year on the official Toy of the Year website. The recently released Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy featuring battle decks made from cards in Hidden Fates and teaches new players how to play the Pokémon TCG is up for Game of the Year. While Pokémon is up for License of the Year against Baby Shark, Blue's Clues & You, L.O.L. Surprise!, Marvel, PAW Patrol: Dino Rescue, Ryan's World, and Star Wars: The Mandalorian. The winners will be revealed during their Virtual Award show on February 12th, 2021.

Pokemon GO: Lugia in 5 Star Raids

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Lugia has replaced Darkrai in five star raids in Pokémon GO. Lugia caught from the raid will know the move Aeroblast.  Lugia will be availalbe until Monday, November 16th. Be sure to checkout the other events planned for November .

Players Cup II Livestream Schedule

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The Pokémon Company International has announced the streaming schedule for the Players Cup II . The events will be streamed on their official YouTube and Twitch  or  Twitch (TCG) channels starting at 11:00 a.m. PST until 7:00 p.m. PST.

Pokémon TCG: Play! Pokémon Team Challenge Announced

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The Pokémon Company and Play! Pokémon have teamed up with Tournament Center to offer a new way to participate in events. The Play! Pokémon Team Challenge is a global online event designed to offer Play! Stores a new way to engage with their local Pokémon Trading Card Game Community and compete with other stores around the world.

Pokémon Masters EX: Plumeria & Salazzle Spotlight Scout

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In conjunction with the  Psychic and Poison Egg Event , DeNA has added a special Spotlight Scout featuring 5★ Plumeria & Salazzle. From now until November 19th you can try to obtain this pair. This Sync Pair Scout is available for a daily discount of 100 paid gems 3 times a day. In addition players can receive 15 Custom ★ Power-Ups for Plumeria & Salazzle.

Bandai Spirits Pikachu, Eevee and Magikarp Model Kits

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Degeki Hobby has posted new images of upcoming Pokémon plastic models including a large-sized Magikarp, Pikachu and Eevee from Bandai Spirits! These will join the previously announced Pikachu and Mew and are part of the new Bandai Spirits Quick Model Set line designed for children. These will be released February 2021 in Japan. These sets should come to the US as the others  have , but if you want to get them before that, you can buy them on Amazon Japan .

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Pokémon Unavailable in the Game or DLC

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With the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield players have been upset that not all Pokémon from previously generations would be added to the game. With the Expansion Pass DLC announcement, players received hope that all their favorite Pokémon would be returning. Now that both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra have been released we now know that there are still 234 Pokémon that are not available in the game.

Pokémon Masters EX: Adler & Volcarona Poké Fair Scout

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The official Pokémon Masters EX Twitter account has revealed the next sync-pair to be added to the game will be Adler & Volcarona. A Poké Fair Scout will be available on November 6th. Unlike normal Spotlight Scouts that feature a sync pair that can be pulled later, Poké Fair Scouts are Fair-exclusive sync pairs that will appear for a limited time, with a possibility to appear in other Poké Fair Scouts in the future.

Pokémon TCG: Shiny Star V Team Yell's Fan Towel Revealed

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Yesterday we saw that the reprints of Lapras VMAX and Aurora Energy were coming to the next Japanese Pokémon TCG set Shiny Star V (s4a) , and today they have revealed two more cards. The first is a new card called Team Yell Fan Towel (156/190) , and the second is a reprint of Cramorant V (155/190) from Sword and Shield Base set . The next Shiny VMAX card is expected on November 13th according to the official website. Translations by  @ToineLay

Pokémon TCG: Shiny Star V Lapras VMAX Revealed

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Two Shiny Star V (s4a) cards were revealed today on the Official Pokémon YouTube channel. Both Lapras (032/190) , which is included in the Lapras & Snorlax Collection  and Aurora Energy (187/190) are both reprints from Sword and Shield Base Set . Based on the English leak last week we know that there is a Shiny Lapras VMAX, and we will most likely see it revealed on November 13th.

Pokémon Masters EX: Psychic and Poison Egg Event

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Pokémon Masters' next egg event will featue Psychic and Poison type Pokémon. In this event, you can receive eggs that will hatch into one of these two types and they have the chance of being one of four new Pokémon. The event start on November 4th and run until November 26th. Reminder the Ice and Fighting Egg Event runs until the 12th.

Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates Revealed

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Total Cards in the UK has confirmed some of the items in the Pokémon TCG Shining Fates set that is releasing in February 19th.

Pokémon Anime: Johto League Champions on PokémonTV

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We got Johto Journeys for Free back in September and now if you want to continue the story, Pokémon has announced Johto League Champions will be coming to PokemonTV on November 6th. With this addition the first 4 season will be available for Free along with multiple later seasons and movies. Hopefully this is a sign that we will see Seasons 5 through 16 soon which are licensed to other streaming services .

Pokémon GO: Battle League Season 5 Cups

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Niantic has announced the start of Season 5 of Pokémon GO Battle League. Starting November 9th players will be able to participate in Season 5. Season 5 will only be three weeks long and ratings will not be used for rank progression and instead will be based on winning a certain number of battles. Season 4 rewards will be available when Season 5 starts.

Pokémon Masters EX: Champion Stadium Update November 2nd

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The Champion Stadium ( Hard Level 1) has been updated in Pokémon Masters EX. The Elite Four have been updated to Bruno being weak to Ground-type attacks, Agatha being weak to Dark-type attacks, Lorelei being weak to Grass-type attacks, Lance being weak to Dragon-type attacks and Blue is now weak to Rock-type attacks. In addition if you did not see the announcement a new Harder mode will be coming to Pokémon Masters EX soon.

Pokémon TCG: Shiny Star V Rusted Sword and Shield Revealed

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The Official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel has again revealed some new cards for the upcoming Pokémon TCG set Shiny Star V . This time we are getting 2 new Trainer Item cards Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield from the Sword and Shield video game . In addition they also revealed that Cape of Toughness from  Darkness Ablaze will be getting a reprint. The next card to be revealed on their channel will be November 3rd. Translations by  @ToineLay

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Bug and Poison Max Raid Event

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The Max Raid Dens in the Wild Area have now shifted in Pokémon Sword and Shield. With this, the Ghost & Dark-type Pokémon have left the boosted raids and various Bug-type and Poison-type Pokémon have been added including Gigantamax Butterfree and Gigantamax Garbodor. This event runs until November 30th

Pokémon Masters EX: Legendary Event The Dragon That Rules the Sky Returns

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As previously mentioned in the Team Message v.14 the Legendary Event The Dragon That Rules the Sky has returned to Pokémon Masters EX. This event features Zinnia & Rayquaza and will have lv. 125 unlocked. The event will run from November 1st to December 7th along with the  Dazzling Dizzying Battle Stage Event .