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Dragonite can now learn Draco Meteor
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Dragonite using Draco Meteor

Learnt when evolving Dragonair during Pokémon GO Community Day month
Players can have their Dragonite know Draco Meteor if they evolve their Dragonair into a Dragonite during this month's Pokémon GO Community Day.

Reported on Bulbanews by Escparth on Sunday

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Shiny Poipole to be distributed in Japan
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Shiny Poipole Event poster

March 2nd, 2018 to April 9th, 2018
CoroCoro unveiled artwork showing Shiny Poipole and Naganadel. They will be distributed in Japan from March 2nd to April 9th through Serial code.

Reported on Bulbanews by Escparth on Friday

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This week

Today

News in brief

Pokémon GO honoring Lunar New Year with Safari Zone event
Safari Zone event at the Chiayi Lantern Festival
Rita Ora joins Detective Pikachu cast
Her role in the film has been kept secret
Master Ball available to redeem
For users who have Game Synced on Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
2018 North American and World Championships locations revealed
To be held in Columbus, Ohio and Nashville, Tennessee

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Upcoming anime

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Pocket Monsters
Sunday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m. JST
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セレビィ 時を超えた約束
Celebi: A Timeless Promise
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Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Friday,  ?, 12 a.m. PT
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JN013
TBA
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Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Saturday, Aug. 22, 12 p.m. ET
JN009
JN009
Finding a Legend!
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Pokémon Journeys: The Series
 ?,  ?, ? PT
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JN005
Mind-Boggling Dynamax!
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Pokémon Journeys: The Series
 ?,  ?, ? AEDT
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Enter Pikachu!
See all upcoming anime


Distribution events

172
Pichu Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 6 — Aug. 9 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
025
Pikachu Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 6 — Aug. 9 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
025
Shiny Pikachu Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 6 — Aug. 9 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
026
Raichu Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 6 — Aug. 9 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
026A
Alolan Raichu Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 6 — Aug. 9 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
778
Mimikyu Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 6 — Aug. 9 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
591
Baik Jongyoon's Shiny Amoonguss South Korea South Korea
Aug. 9 — Aug. 10 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Korean Pokémon site
Point Card
Armor Beginnings Battle Points (50) Worldwide Worldwide
July 27 — Aug. 27 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Armor Beginnings
Contest Costume M
Leon's Cap and Tights Worldwide Worldwide
June 17 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Mystery Gift: Expansion Pass purchase bonus
194
Wooper Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
195
Quagsire Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
349
Feebas Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
350
Milotic Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
422
Shellos Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
423
Gastrodon Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
449
Hippopotas Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
450
Hippowdon Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
833
Chewtle Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
834Gi
Gigantamax Drednaw Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
843
Silicobra Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
844Gi
Gigantamax Sandaconda Max Raid Battles Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Wild Area News
Gold Bottle Cap
Ranked Battle Series Gold Bottle Caps (×3) Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Master Ball Tier
Armorite Ore
Ranked Battle Series Armorite Ore (×30) Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Master Ball Tier
Point Card
Ranked Battle Series Battle Points (600) Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Master Ball Tier
Gold Bottle Cap
Ranked Battle Series Gold Bottle Cap Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Ultra Ball Tier
Armorite Ore
Ranked Battle Series Armorite Ore (×10) Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Ultra Ball Tier
Point Card
Ranked Battle Series Battle Points (300) Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Ultra Ball Tier
Bottle Cap
Ranked Battle Series Bottle Caps (×3) Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Great Ball Tier
Ability Capsule
Ranked Battle Series Ability Capsule Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Beginner / Poké Ball / Great Ball Tier
Armorite Ore
Ranked Battle Series Armorite Ore (×5) Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Beginner / Poké Ball / Great Ball Tier
Point Card
Ranked Battle Series Battle Points (100) Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Great Ball Tier
Point Card
Ranked Battle Series Battle Points (50) Worldwide Worldwide
Aug. 1 — Aug. 31 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Ranked Battle Series 5 Beginner / Poké Ball Tier
025
Pokémon Center Birthday Pikachu Japan Japan
Nov. 15, 2019 — Nov. 14, 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Pokémon Center stores
133
Pokémon Center Birthday Eevee Japan Japan
Nov. 15, 2019 — Nov. 14, 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Pokémon Center stores
Quick Ball
Pokémon Sword and Shield Downloadable Version Quick Balls (×12) Worldwide Worldwide
Nov. 15, 2019 — Nov. 30, 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Sword and Shield pre-order
Fruit Bunch
Fruit Bunches (×3) Japan Japan
Nov. 15, 2019 — ??? , 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Pokémon Center stores
Boiled Egg
Boiled Eggs (×3) Japan Japan
Nov. 15, 2019 — ??? , 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Pokémon Center stores
Rawst Berry
Rawst Berries (×3) Japan Japan
Nov. 15, 2019 — ??? , 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Pokémon Center stores
Occa Berry
Occa Berries (×3) Japan Japan
Nov. 15, 2019 — ??? , 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Pokémon Center stores
Aspear Berry
Aspear Berries (×3) Japan Japan
Nov. 15, 2019 — ??? , 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Pokémon Center stores
Dynamax Crystal
Pokémon Sword and Shield Double Pack Larvitar Dynamax Crystal Worldwide Worldwide
Nov. 15, 2019 — ??? , 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Dual Pack Steelbook Edition purchase
Dynamax Crystal
Pokémon Sword and Shield Double Pack Jangmo-o Dynamax Crystal Worldwide Worldwide
Nov. 15, 2019 — ??? , 2020 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Dual Pack Steelbook Edition purchase
Contest Costume M
Expansion Pass Pikachu Uniform Worldwide Worldwide
Jan. 9, 2020 — ??? , 2021 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Sword and Shield Expansion Pass pre-order
Contest Costume M
Expansion Pass Eevee Uniform Worldwide Worldwide
Jan. 9, 2020 — ??? , 2021 Sword and Shield
Serial code: Sword and Shield Expansion Pass pre-order
251
Jungle Shiny Celebi Japan Japan
Aug. 7, 2020 — March 31, 2021 Sword and Shield
Serial code: M23 ticket preorder
893
Jungle Zarude Japan Japan
Aug. 7, 2020 — March 31, 2021 Sword and Shield
Serial code: M23 ticket preorder