Saturday, October 12, 2019

Spookymon



Episode 163: the hoopy hundred and sixty-third episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This month's spooky news...

Pokemon Go Trapinch Community Day - now with Earth Power, is happening right now! (Oct 12, 11am to 2pm.) Original Stitch’s Pokémon Shirts are now available in the US! You can also get selected shirts for your avatar in Pokémon GO in a Vileplume pattern, a Lickitung pattern, a Magikarp pattern, and a Snorlax pattern. Don't forget October Legendary Raid hours... Altered Forme Giratina October 16 and TBA October 23 and 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in your local time zone.

Pokemon Masters has more new content, including the new story event "The Girl in Black and White" starring Hilda and Tepig. Hau and his Alolan Raichu are also appearing in Pokemon Masters.

Pokemon Sword and Shield 24 hour Galarian live stream revealed all kinds of cool stuff, like the Galarian Ponynta! And... new Galarian starter merch is coming to the Pokemon Center.

Speaking of Pokemerch: New ‘Completely Thank-Full’ Pikachu Funko Figure at the Pokémon Center! There's a Shaymin (Land Forme) cookie in the figure!



Pokemon Rumble Rush has some new game improvements in the latest updates, in addition to new content like Empoleon and Garchomp.

Install the Version 1.1.0 update in the Super Mario Maker 2 game to magically gain the ability to play co-op and versus multiplayer with people on your Nintendo Switch friends list! YESSSS!

The Nintendo Switch “Quad Goals” tour is coming to a college campus near you! Check out the locations and dates.

In honor of Overwatch coming to the Switch on October 15, there's Reaper and D.Va Switch controllers! And have you heard of this Overwatch cookbook?

Miz Sylver's arcade adventures continue! She tried WACCA, the hottest new 360 rhythm game, at the Round1 in Holyoke. She stopped by the Salem Willows Arcade area on her way to Bit Bar Salem, which has added the Special Collector's Edition of the Addam's Family Pinball Machine, as well as a ton of other new stuff including a new menu!

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Trapinch Lyfe



Episode 162: The supreme hundred and sixty-second episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week, we talk news...

In Pokemon GO, Giratina Altered Forme will appear in raids until October 17, with a chance of SHINY! Mewtwo with Shadow Ball is back in EX raids... Happy World Tourism Day! All kinds of goodies for this, but most notably the release of Mime Jr.! Don't forget Trapinch community day! It's October 12.

Pokemon Sword will feature Sirfetch’d!

Miz Sylver is playing Pokemon Masters, while The Wolf Doctor is playing Mario Kart Tour!

Nintendo Switch Lite is out now. Yellow Grey Turquoise! The Pokemon Sword and Shield version will be out November 8!

Ivysaur, Squirtle, and Link's Awakening Link Amiibo are out now. (PS check out KirbyGCN's Nintendo NY release day video for Link's Awakening for the Switch, as well as this trailer for the game...)



Smite's new BattlePass is Pirate Queens!



Overwatch has a sweet Lego tie-in until September 30, featuring Brick Bastion!

Miz Sylver's arcade adventures continue, with Lost Levels in Claremont, CA, and Round1 in Santa Ana, CA! Her next arcade will be the Round1 in Holyoke, MA!

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Unova You Want It



Episode 161: The hilarious hundred and sixty-first episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week in Pokemon GO news: Unova Pokemon are here! And with them, the Unova Stone.

Watch Umbreon and Darkrai in Pokémon the Series and in the movie Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai! Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on Pokemon.com or using the Pokémon TV mobile app.

New ‘Surprises to Fall For’ Pikachu Funko Figure at the Pokémon Center!

New: Nintendo Switch Online and Tetris 99 bundle!

Ring Fit Adventure comes out October 18! Have you seen Gymkata???



And... this week, Miz Sylver is in Los Angeles! She went to the Pokémon Pop Up Bar, which will be coming soon to many other places including Boston! (Their website is under construction at this time...) She visited the "Galar Visitors Center" at the LA County Fair, which will also be coming to other locations. She went to Little Tokyo for the River City Girls x Okamota Kitchen event! While there, she visited , a cosplay shop!

And... SMITE crossplay is coming to PS4 too! It's all together now!

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Nintendo Direct Pokemon News



Episode 160: The stunning hundred and sixtieth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! We talk news:

In Pokémon GO: Flower Crown Eevee is back! From September 1 to November 1, Eevee wearing flower crowns will be available as Research Breakthrough encounters. Get ready for Legendary Raid Hours in September! From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in your local time zone, on these dates: September 11, 2019: Deoxys; September 18, 2019: Mewtwo; September 25, 2019: To Be Announced?!?!? There are new shadow Pokemon including Oddish, Gloom, Venonat, Venomoth, Psyduck, Growlithe, Abra, Hitmonchan, Larvitar, and Turtwig. BTW, Turtwig Community Day is next weekend, September 15 from 11 to 2! If you are in Boston, Super League is having a community day event (with prizes) on the Boston Common!

Miz Sylver is loving Pokemon Masters and the Blue special event! The Wolf Doctor still wants to play...

Lots of Pokémon Toys are out there! New Build-a-Bear Snorlax! The Pokemon Center had a $500 Mareep plush listed, but it's been pulled down now... And, there are new Sitting Cuties from the Hoenn region! There are even 28 different versions of Unown to collect!



The Nintendo Direct included a lot of information about Pokemon Sword and Shield!



Nintendo Switch Online has even more classic NES and SNES games.

Overwatch is coming to Switch! Miz Sylver will be buying it again...



Smite's newest skin is a Bahamut skin for Kukulkan! And, the Community Celebration event features free stuff!





Miz Sylver is going to the Pokemon Pop-Up Bar in LA!

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Pokemon Go Jirachi Madness



Episode 159: the fantastic hundred fifty-ninth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast!

In Pokemon GO news, Turtwig community day is happening September 15 from 11AM to 2PM. Future community day dates have been announced: October 12, November 16, and December 14–15! Jirachi Ultra Bonus weeks are happening from September 2-23! All kinds of bonuses plus Jirachi is now available for all Trainers via Special Research! Taipei is going to have a Safari Zone event from October 3 to 6.

More Pokemon news: Congrats to all the champions from Pokémon Worlds! Pokemon Masters is out now, but the Wolf Doctor is not playing it since it is incompatible with her phone... Sadness... Get Shiny Lunala or Shiny Solgaleo for Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon at GameStop via Pokémon Pass starting October 21.

NINTENDO... IT’S FOR LUNCH NOW! Nintendo themed Lunchables are here from September 1 through November 30! Each Nintendo-powered Lunchables will include a My Nintendo code, which can be redeemed for the chance to win a prize package or 100 Platinum Points. Cold Stone Creamery is having Nintendo Switch Prize Pack giveaways on its website, My Nintendo Wallpapers, and go to the store for… Mario & Luigi’s Masterpiece Rainbow Sprinkle Road!



Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Switch is now available for pre-purchase, and it'll be out September 20.

Are you at PAX West? Check in with My Nintendo at PAX West for a spooky giveaway! Luigi’s Mansion™ 3 collectible lapel pin, plus 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points

Also at PAX West, Pokemon's Galar Visitor’s Center! It's also going to the Los Angeles County Fair, Sept. 11-15, and the State Fair of Texas, Oct. 10-14.

Dragon Con is also happening this weekend! Say hi to Skerrit the Green (Adventurer’s League) & Junae Benne!

Smite is having a Valentine's Day skin design contest!

Overwatch team Boston Uprising will be hosting matches here in Boston April 25 & 26, and tickets are already for sale! Shoutout to Houston Outlaws' new President Chris DeAppolonio

Aladdin & Lion King classic games are coming this fall!



Also, we got mentioned in a Feedspot roundup of the top Pokemon Podcasts! Whoa!

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

PoGo Water Festival



Episode 158: The hip hundred and fifty-eighth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. This week we talk news!

Pokémon GO: The Water Festival is happening August 23 - 30. On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, you’ll be able to encounter Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf in five-star raids in their respective regions!

SO much news on Pokemon Sword and Shield! Pokémon Sword and Shield will be the official video games used for competitive play during the 2020 Play! Hear more about the Battle System, Dynamaxing, and new items and abilities. You can rent teams! (It reminds Miz Sylver of Pokemon Showdown, a free online battle simulator, which is awesome!) And, more info about Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield; the cards will feature Pokémon V...

Pokemon Halloween Toys announced!

pdp has some really cool Pokemon themed wired fight pads for Switch starring Jigglypuff and Pichu, coming out in October!

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, exclusive to Switch is coming out November 19th Europe, US next year.



Nintendo Indie World Direct is happening tomorrow, Monday August 19th, at 9 am ET.

Penny Arcade News: Check out these sweet Zelda Pinny Arcade Pins. PAX West is happening Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 2. Very awesome past-show-guest Kelsey of Pink Gorilla Games is at Booth 136. Two Pokemon events that sound good: "Let’s fight over the best pokemon" panel on Friday at 3:00 PM in the Raven Theatre, and the Ultra Sun and Moon tournament on Saturday at 1:00 PM. (Also, there will be Moves Busted in the Omegathon!)

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

August Pokenews



Episode 157: The happy hundred and fifty-seventh episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. This week's news:

In Pokemon GO, September 15 (Sunday) is Turtwig community day, from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.! Shiny Rayquaza available in raids until September 2. Montreal Safari Zone! September 20 to September 22. Thru Monday, August 19, 2019, give the gift of gifts! If you’re lucky, you may hatch a Shiny Bonsly! Let’s talk about Team GO Rocket!

Pokemon toys and cards... Funko Pikachu of the Month club is Charged Up for Game Day! Also, Blu-Ray & DVD is now out for Detective Pikachu, with a special card! And special Trade N Play days, at Best Buy September 21 and GameStop August 17.

News about Pokémon Sword & Shield! (And a "hilarious" tidbit of Team Rocket and Team Skull, rapping.





Have you heard about the Pokemon Pop Up Pokebar? It's supposed to be coming to Boston May 23 and 24... Miz Sylver will be visiting this fall in LA, so she'll give us a preview!

In Smash news, "Hero" from Dragon Quest is here now! And Pichu, the Pokemon Trainer, and Isabelle are here as Smash-miibo!

If you subscribe to Switch Online, play Mario Tennis Aces for free until August 13th!

Smite players... Persephone is coming soon. And watching Mixer can get you free outfits!



World of Warcraft Classic is coming August 26/27th, but you can create up to three characters August 13th!

FAN Expo aka Boston Comic Con is next week, August 16-18!

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