Hands-on: Pokémon’s Astral Radiance TCG expansion excites with all-new Hisuian artworks

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After first being revealed back in March, today we’re going hands-on with the new Pokémon Astral Radiance. Slated to release later this month, the latest expansion to the Pokémon TCG is the first to bring new forms and artwork from Legends: Arceus into card game with 180 refreshed or entirely new releases. So ahead of launch, we’re diving into some first impressions for the new cards to see how everything Astral Radiance stacks up.

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Check out the new 8-bit Converse Chuck Taylor Pokémon sneakers

Some new Converse Pokémon sneakers are about to drop. In the world of sneaker video game collaborations, many of designs tend to be, let’s say, a little over the top and not something someone might actually want on their feet. But the new Converse Pokémon sneakers buck the trend with an arguably more pared down, minimalist approach outside of the flashy, mostly flat colorways on display here. The crossover capsule collection will deliver four Pokémon Chuck Taylors, each themed after some of the most beloved pocket monsters in the long-running series. Head below for a closer look. 

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Pokémon Astral Radiance announced as latest TCG expansion arriving in May, pre-order now

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Today, The Pokémon Company is officially announcing the next chapter in its popular trading card game. Just after the launch of Brilliant Stars last month, we now know what awaits us come the summer with the official showcase of the new Astral Radiance expansion.

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet announced as Gen 9 with a late 2022 release date

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Update: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are now available for pre-order at Amazon ahead of an expected holiday 2022 launch.

It’s Pokémon Day 2022, and The Pokémon Company is celebrating the occasion with a series of announcements on what to expect from the upcoming releases. Most excitingly is two new installments in the franchise, with Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet being officially revealed for Gen 9 alongside three new starters and tons of other information. Head below for everything announced so far.

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Hands-on: Pokémon’s new Brilliant Stars TCG set is now available, here’s everything you need to know

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Update: After launching on Friday, you can now lock-in a discount on Pokémon Brilliant Stars. The 36-pack Booster Box is down to $134.74 (Reg. $150) and the Elite Trainer Box is down to $39.99 (Reg. $45). Both are all-time lows and the first discounts.

Today, the Pokemon Company is officially dropping the latest expansion to its popular TCG. Brilliant Stars arrives as the latest set from the trading card game with an entirely new assortment of Pokémon based around Sword and Shield with some Legends: Arceus action sprinkled in for good measure. While stores will likely be sold out of the new cards, there’s still plenty of ways to get in on the launch day action at Amazon and other retailers. Head below for everything you can expect from the Pokémon Brilliant Stars TCG expansion as well as some highlights from the set.

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Official Pokémon Legends Arceus plushies up for pre-order: Cyndaquil, Rowlet, and Oshawott

We are now cuddling up for a look at the official Jazwares Pokémon Legends Arceus plushy characters. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is now out in the wild with mostly solid reviews and a bold new take on the classic formula. We caught a glimpse of the new themed HORI gear for the game, including the Split Pad Pro and some Switch carrying vessels, but now it’s time for a look at the new starter Pokémon in plushy form from Jazwares. Head below for more. 

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Is your Pokémon Legends Arceus order out for delivery yet? Deals, gear, details, and more

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Your Pokémon Legends Arceus delivery is likely already (or about to be) on its way so you can jump into the Hisui region as soon as possible today. Pokémon Legends Arceus launch day orders will be arriving at homes across the US at any time now, so you can finally explore the Hisui area of the Sinnoh region like never before. While not all pre-orders of Pokémon Legends Arceus will arrive today, many of them will, especially the digital copies, and it won’t be long before you start building out the region’s very first Pokédex and lay eyes on the game’s legendary Arceus Pokémon for the first time on your own display. If you haven’t yet ordered your copy, you’ll find the best prices below, along with some of the game’s themed accessories and more waiting for you. 

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Nintendo drops new 6 min. Pokémon Legends Arceus overview ahead of this week’s release

The new Pokémon game releases this week and Nintendo just dropped a lengthy six-minute overview trailer to go along with it. Pokémon Legends: Arceus has to be one of the most anticipated Switch titles of the year, and we are just days away from the official launch date this Friday. This is the next main line RPG in the series, and the first truly new Pokémon game we have seen since Sword and Shield released back in 2019 – the Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond remakes launched at the tail end of last year. Head below for a closer look at today’s new Pokémon Legends: Arceus – Overview Trailer. 

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HORI launches new Pokémon Legends: Arceus Switch accessories, pre-order now

Ahead of Pokémon Legends: Arceus launching come the end of this month, the folks over at HORI are showcasing a new lineup of companion Switch accessories. Geared towards helping make the most of your journey through the Hisui region, there’s a refreshed Split Pad Pro alongside other add-ons for Nintendo Switch. All of which is now available for pre-order down below.

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Pokémon Legends Arceus pre-order deals from $52, retailer bonuses, and new gameplay details

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It’s time to take a look at Pokémon Legends Arceus pre-order deals, the latest details on the game, and some of the retailer bonuses. The long-awaited next entry in the Pokémon RPG series is some two weeks away from release, and we are starting to see some notable price drops available for folks looking to save a buck or two on what will likely be one of those Nintendo Switch games that rarely goes on sale. We also got a new trailer this week teasing some new creatures and the game’s crafting system, beyond what we already knew. Hit the jump for a closer look. 

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Holiday game deals: Pokémon Shining Pearl/Diamond from $49.50, Far Cry 6 $30, more

Reg. $60 $49.50

In today’s best game deals, Walmart is now offering the new Pokémon Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch for $49.99 shipped. While the Brilliant Diamond edition is still at full price, you can also score the double pack with both for $99, down from the usual $120. Outside of the pre-order deals at $48 and an extremely limited offer on the double pack, this is matching the lowest we have tracked since launch day on the must-have Pokémon title of the holidays. As we have detailed previously, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are official remakes of the original 2006 Nintendo DS games with all-new graphics and gameplay mechanics. Bringing the Sinnoh region to life like never before, the new Pokétc, or Pokémon Watch, is a good example here — “a handy gadget players receive on their in-game journey that’s loaded up with various apps” trainers can make use of throughout the adventure. Head below for the rest of today’s best game deals including a Far Cry 6 all-time low, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Overcooked! All You Can Eat, and much more.  

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Happy Pokémon launch day, Trainers! Best deals and more on Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond

Happy Pokémon launch day, Trainers! Pokémon Shining Pearl and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond are officially out in the wild. If you’re still looking to secure a copy of Pokémon Shining Pearl and/or Brilliant Diamond, we’ve put together some handy links to do so below with some great ways to potentially save some cash on day one alongside some of the latest collectibles and more for all of the Trainers on your holiday shopping list.

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Heads up Trainers! Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl pre-orders now $49 or less

Reg. $60+ From $35.50

Heads up Pokémon fans, we are now tracking some particularly notable price drops on Pokémon Shining Pearl and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond pre-orders. Alongside the highly-anticipated release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus next year, both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are set for release next week and we are already tracking some deep price drops. Over at Daily Steals, you can now pre-order Brilliant Diamond and/or Shining Pearl at $48.99 shipped using code ADSPKMG at checkout. Both still listed at $60 via Amazon, this is the lowest price we have tracked yet. While there is a chance we see deeper deals on Black Friday, I wouldn’t necessarily bank on what will essentially be brand new releases getting all that much more affordable than this. It is possible, but if you want to be playing on day one, now’s your chance to save some cash. Head below for more details. 

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Pokémon’s new holiday collection is packed with sweaters, festive decor, plush, and more

Just after launching its Celebrations TCG last month, today, the Pokémon Company is back with the release of its annual winter collection. Delivering an all-new lineup of gear for Pokémon fans young and old, you’ll find all of the usual releases like ugly sweaters and other festive apparel to figures, plush, pins, and much more. Head below for a closer look at all of the highlights from the new Pokémon holiday collection.

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Hands-on: Pokémon’s new Celebrations TCG gets in on the 25th anniversary fanfare

Throughout all of 2021 so far, 9to5Toys has been detailing the excitement surrounding the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. Tomorrow will see some of the year’s most highly anticipated releases themed around the festivities debut, the new Pokémon Celebrations TCG. Breaking down what’s new, what to look out for, and our all-around thoughts on the releases, you can head below for all of the details as well as our unboxing experience of the limited-edition releases.

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Soar through the skies in Pokémon Legends Arceus + new details on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have unleashed some new details on the upcoming Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus. With release dates quickly approaching on the remakes, Nintendo has dropped some new trailers and details on more of the game’s standout features as well as details on mountable Pokémon in Legends: Arceus, plus much more. Everything is found below. 

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Pokémon’s new Halloween collection is packed with apparel, plushes, collectibles, and more

Now that fall is here, the Pokémon Company is getting ready for halloween with a collection of spooky new merchandise. Ranging from collectibles of your character Pokémon decked out in costumes and other fitting attire to clothings, posters, and more, you’ll want to go check out all of our favorite new inclusions from the Pokémon Halloween collection down below.

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Pokémon Presents: all-new details on Legends Arceus, Diamond + Pearl remakes, more

It’s time to dive into everything we learned in today’s Pokémon Presents showcase including new details on the upcoming RPG, Pokémon Legends Arceus. We already detailed all of the latest details regarding the iOS launch of Pokémon UNITE, but we also have some new gameplay details on the upcoming Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes and the mainline action-RPG Arceus title set for release in early 2022. Read on for all of the details. 

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The $1M bike from Pokémon Red and Blue has now been made into an official full-scale model

You have to check out this new full-scale model of the orignal Pokémon bike from the first-generation titles. In celebration of reaching 1 million Twitter followers, The Pokémon Company has decided to produce a full-scale version of the famous bike gamers will remember from Pokémon Red and Blue. Head below for more details and a closer look at the new Pokémon bike re-creation. 

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Zavvi’s new Pokémon collection brings ‘Good Vibes Only’ to your summer wardrobe

Nothing says summer like beautiful florals, tropic vibes, and the usual hive of dedicated trainers racing about playing Pokémon Go. But now, Zavvi is bringing it all together in its new Pokémon summer collection. Based on the vibrant skies of the Alolan region, this 20-piece collection is swimming with fan favorites. Plus, they’ve got everyone covered head-to-toe with swim trunks, bucket hats, dresses, hi-tops, and more. We’ll be diving deep into each of these sweet summer styles below, so hit the jump to keep reading.

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New Pokémon games set for release in November, Legends Arceus RPG hits early 2022

We now have the official release dates for the next open-world Pokémon games including Pokémon Legend Arceus and the upcoming remakes Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. All three titles were announced back at the tail end of February during a special Pokémon Presents showcase where we saw more of the now released New Pokémon Snap. The Nintendo Switch exclusives will start to hit store shelves just in time for holiday 2021, but you’ll have to wait a bit longer than that for the next highly anticipated mainline Pokémon RPG. All of the details are waiting for you below. 

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Special ‘Pokémon Presents’ showcase: Diamond and Pearl, Legends Arceus RPG, more

We are in for a special Pokémon presentation today in celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary. We have already seen some notable releases to mark the occasion including life-size Poké Balls, classic reprints from TGC, and even some crossovers with Casio, but it sounds like we are in for some game announcements today. The presentation is set to kick off at 10 a.m. today, and we will have the live stream and updates waiting for you below. 

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Casio debuts latest Pokémon collaboration with new retro Pikachu G-SHOCK Watch

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The Pokémon Company kicked off its 25th anniversary celebration earlier in the month with some announcements of its own, as well as details on upcoming collaborations to expect. We’re now getting a look at one of its first partnerships of the year, as Casio has just unveiled the latest edition to its BABY-G collection. Decked out in a unique Pokémon-inspired colorway, the new Casio Pokémon G-SHOCK Watch arrives next month. Head below for all of the details.

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New Pokémon Snap release now set for April + new trailer, gameplay details, and more

Alongside yesterday’s 25th anniversary announcement, Nintendo has now dropped the New Pokémon Snap release date. The sequel to the beloved Nintendo 64 original marks the first time the photography-based Pokémon title will make an appearance on Nintendo’s Switch hardware and is now set for release later this year in April. Head below for more new details on the experience and to take a look at today’s trailer. 

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Pokémon reprints classic cards for 25th anniversary alongside life-sized Poké Ball, more

Kicking off its 25th anniversary, today The Pokémon Company is out with a bevy of new announcements on what to expect from its trading card game and beyond. Alongside reprinting some of its classic Pokémon cards, we’re getting wind of upcoming collaborations for life-sized replicas from the franchise, a new album thanks to a team up with Katy Perry, and more. Head below for all of the details.

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JINS launches new Pokémon-inspired prescription glasses collection

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Today, The Pokémon Company is launching its latest collaboration, this time in partnership with eyewear brand JINS for a lineup of glasses inspired by the Kanto region and beyond. With unique styles packed with charm from fan favorites like Pikachu, Eevee, and Mew, the latest JINS lineup is aimed at all of the Pokémon trainers looking to grab some new prescription glasses. Head below for a closer look.

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Pokémon’s new holiday collection has sweaters, home decor, and more

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While our minds are on Black Friday here at 9to5Toys today with all of the news leading up to the massive shopping event, The Pokémon Company is turning its attention to the holiday season with a lineup of new ugly sweaters, themed baking utensils, plush, and much more. Head below for a closer look at all of the highlights from the new Pokémon holiday collection.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion hits next month with classic Legendaries

The Pokemon Company hosted a special presentation this morning detailing the new Sword and Shield expansion, The Crown Tundra, and other things. Players have already spent more than enough time in the first half of the game’s expansion pack, Isle of Armor, but we now have more details and next month’s release date for The Crown Tundra (TCT). Head below for all of the details from today’s presentation and a closer look at the all new wintery tundra region.

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Be ready for tomorrow’s big Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion presentation

Folks waited many years for the latest mainline Pokemon RPG, and it looks like new details on Sword and Shield DLC will soon be available. The game’s expansion pack carries two DLC add-on bundles including the already available Isle of Armor and what will likely be the topic of tomorrow’s special Pokemon presentation, The Crown Tundra. Head below for all of the details.

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First look at new MOBA-style Pokémon Unite team battle game for Switch, more

The Pokémon Company and Tencent have now unveiled the new Pokémon Unite. The real-time strategy title is reminiscent of MOBAs like League of Legends, just with some adorable Pokémon creatures in place of the usual hero approach. We have a quick look at what is being billed as the very first Pokémon team battle game today. Head below for more details and the debut trailer.

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New Pokémon Snap game announced for Nintendo Switch, here’s the debut trailer

A new Pokémon Snap is in the works. Nintendo describes it as a New Pokémon Snap game that is heavily based on the Nintendo 64 original and is now slated for Nintendo Switch. Ready your Pokémon camera for a series of unknown territories to explore and new creatures to uncover. Head below for more details and a look at the debut announcement trailer.

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