Pokemon Day Announcement Will Bring New Mythical Pokemon and Special New Max Raid Battle Event
Pokemon Day will bring in a new mythical Pokemon, a new Max Raid event, and new content updates and information for the mobile titles.
Pokemon Day, which is February 27th, will herald in new announcements and reveals. The first is a brand new mythical Pokemon that will star in the new Pokemon the Movie – Coco as well as appear in Sword and Shield. There will also be a special Max Raid battle event running during that time.
On the mobile games side, a special event will run in Pokemon GO and new information about Pokemon Masters will be revealed. Currently the Wild Area has shifted and with that change comes a new Max Raid battle event featuring Milcery. Ribbon and Star Sweets will be available to players who beat Milcery.
In huge news from Nintendo’s nine-month earnings report, released Thursday, it was revealed that Sword and Shield has sold more than 16 million copies since its November release, becoming the latest highlight in an already strong fiscal year for the company.
The recent Nintendo Direct two new expansion packs for the mainline games, called Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra, were announced with plenty of details. The former will launch in June 2020 and the latter sometime in Fall 2020. A remake of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch was also revealed and you can check out our preview of the demo here. Finally the new Pokemon Home service is set to drop in February and will be available for both the Switch and mobile devices with a variety of plans.
According to the latest NPD data, the latest installment in the long running series has the highest launch month dollar sales in Pokemon franchise history. And for the month of November, Sword was the third best selling game, the double pack including both titles ranking at fourth place, and Shield being in fifth place. However, if you combined those sales then total it would bring them to the number two spot.
In other recent news, Sword and Shield are already the eighth best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time at six million units sold during its launch weekend alone. Check out pictures of the game’s launch event held at Nintendo NYC. And in not so cheery recent news, Pokemon Company International is looking to sue leakers who spread around pictures of their then unreleased official strategy guide.
Pokemon Sword and Shield released for Nintendo Switch on November 15th. Meanwhile check out our in-depth review for the game here, in which the News Editor states that “Sword and Shield are a lot of fun, even if the series is experiencing growing pains with the transition to home consoles.” You can purchase Sword here and Shield here.