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How to watch Pokemon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass presentation

Published: 28/Sep/2020 14:52 Updated: 28/Sep/2020 14:54

by Paul Cot

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Trainers have been patiently waiting for more news about the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass and now it is just a day away. The Pokemon Company announced there will be a presentation to share those much-wanted updates.

Schedule

“Get ready, Trainers: we’ve got updates on #PokemonSwordShieldEX,” the official Pokemon Twitter account shared. It will take place on September 29 at the following times based on your timezone:

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  • 6am PDT
  • 9am EDT
  • 2pm BST
  • 3pm CEST
  • 10pm JST
  • 11pm AEST

Stream

You can watch the presentation in its entirety below:

Focus on The Crown Tundra

Beyond sharing that there will be updates about the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, no further details were given.

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It is almost certain that the highly-anticipated release date for the Crown Tundra DLC will be announced. A previous leak suggested it will be coming on October 23, so it will interesting to see if the actual release date aligns with this.

Given it is a presentation, however, and not just a short announcement, we can surely look forward to more than just a release date. Confirmation of returning Pokemon, details about the story, and more information about Calyrex can all be expected.

Third DLC?

Even with all of this included, it would be a fairly low-key presentation for Pokemon’s standards. That raises the question as to whether they have something else ready to tease.

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After all, there have been rumors about a third Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC for some time now. While this presentation may come a little too early for that, and even take away some of the hype around the Crown Tundra, we can’t rule out the possibility of the franchise teasing what is next.

It does seem unlikely that there will be any news on whatever the next standalone Pokemon game is though, especially since The Pokemon Company have already said the presentation is for updates on the Expansion Pass.

So, unless they’re being coy and are keeping something up their sleeve, it will purely focus on Sword and Shield. Hopefully, the stream only adds to the growing hype surrounding the Crown Tundra DLC.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

Deerling

As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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