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Pokemon press conference round up – lots of news announced

Published: 29/May/2019 2:12 Updated: 29/May/2019 3:17

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon press conference promised lots of exciting Pokemon related announcements and it did not disappoint.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Sword and Shield wasn’t expected to feature in the press conference as there is a Pokemon Direct scheduled for June 5 which is dedicated to the new Nintendo Switch game. However, trainers were given a welcomed surprise when Junichi Masuda took the stage.

Masuda is a recognizable figure in the Pokemon scene as he is nearly always present when it comes to information being revealed about the latest mainline Pokemon games. While new details of Pokemon Sword and Shield weren’t shared, Pokemon Home (in what appears to be similar to Pokemon Bank) was announced.

PokemonPokemon Home will be compatible with Pokemon Sword and Shield…

Pokemon Home has been confirmed to be a cloud based service that will work with the Nintendo Switch. Until now, a Pokemon Bank like service hadn’t been available on Nintendo’s latest console. Furthermore, it will also be compatible with the Nintendo 3DS and mobile devices using Android or iOS.

The official Pokemon Twitter account clarified some differences between Home and Bank, stating: “Pokemon HOME isn’t tied to a single game system, meaning you can connect with Pokemon Bank, along with #PokemonLetsGo, #PokemonSwordShield, and #PokemonGO. It also features trading functionality.”

Additionally it has been described as: “A place where all Pokemon gather” and will launch in early 2020.

Detective Pikachu game

Another new Pokemon game has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch – Detective Pikachu.

It will be a follow on from the original Detective Pikachu game from the 3DS. The game was released in Japan in February 2016 while the rest of the world had to wait until March 2018.

Details for the new game remain sparse but Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of the Pokemon Company, did say it have a different ending to the popular Detective Pikachu movie.

PokemonPokemon Masters is developed by DeNA alongside Pokemon Company, it is separate to Pokemon Go…

Pokemon Masters game

On May 10, the Pokemon Company announced they are working with Nintendo’s mobile partner, DeNA to create a new Pokemon game for mobile. That game has now been announced as Pokemon Masters.

The Pokemon press conference included some footage from the upcoming game which can be viewed below.

Watch Pokémon 2019 Press Conference from Pokemon on www.twitch.tv

The brand new game, coming in the calendary year of 2019 (a release date of before March 2020 had already been confirmed) will allow you to battle alongside Pokemon trainers who have featured in the mainline Pokemon games.

Whether this game will compete with Pokemon Go remains to be seen but if it can attract a fraction of the audience Niantic’s game has, then it will be a success.


Exclusive Pokemon list for Crown Tundra: Sword v Shield

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:05

by James Busby


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra Expansion Pass is finally out, bringing with it both new and returning fan-favorite Pokemon. Here’s all the version exclusive Pokemon for both Sword and Shield. 

While the frozen lands of Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion are home to plenty of new Pokemon, there are also a number of iconic ‘mons that have returned. However, there are a few Pokemon that are only available in each version. This can make completing your Pokedex a little tricky, especially if you don’t have a copy of both games. Fortunately, you can catch each version exclusive and simply trade with other trainers. 

The addition of Dynamax Adventures allows trainers to encounter previous generation Pokemon and even catch version exclusive Legendaries. While the Sword and Shield’s base game cut a lot of iconic Pokemon from its roster, this expansion features plenty of familiar faces. If you want to know which Crown Tundra Pokemon are exclusive to both Sword and Shield, then check out our guide below.

Exclusive Crown Tundra Pokemon for Sword

Sword Exclusives
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Pokemon Sword trainers can catch the likes of Xerneas, Tornadusm, and Groudon.

The most notable entries here are Xerneas, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Tornadus, Dialga, Latios, Reshiram, and Solgaleo. All of these rare Pokemon can be found in the Crown Tundra if you have Pokemon Sword. Even Omanyte, the first-gen fossil type Pokemon can be found here. 

  • Bagon
  • Dialga
  • Groudon
  • Ho-Oh
  • Latios
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Reshiram
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Solgaleo
  • Tornadus
  • Xerneas

Exclusive Crown Tundra Pokemon for Shield

Shield exclusives
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Pokemon Shield trainers can catch the likes of Yveltal, Thundurus, and Kyogre.

The most notable entries found in Shield are, Kyogre, Lugia, Palkia, Latias, Thundurus, Zekrom, Yveltal, and Lunala. If you happen to have any of these Legendary Pokemon already, then you could trade with a fellow Sword player to grab one of their exclusive ‘mons.

Unlike the Sword version, those with Pokemon Shield will get access to the Gen one fossil Pokemon, Kabuto. 

  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Kyogre
  • Lunala
  • Lugia
  • Latias
  • Palkia
  • Thundurus
  • Yveltal
  • Zekrom

So, there you have it! That’s all the version exclusive Pokemon that are present in Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion. If you’re looking for more Pokemon news and updates, head over to @PokemonSwordNS for all the latest information.