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Gen VIII Pokedex Review - Part 1: New Pokemon!

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Pokemon Sword and Shield released almost a month ago when we first reviewed the game. Now we feel it's time to review and share our thoughts on all the new Pokemon introduced in this generation. As of this posting, TPCi has not officially revealed all Pokemon, so if you've yet to purchase the game, or haven't finished, be warned as this post will contain spoilers. For those who are ready, below is our review of all the new Pokemon introduced in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Since there are a fair few new Pokemon, we've decided to split this up into two parts. The first part will focus on all the Gen VIII Pokemon, and the second part will focus on the Galarian and Gigantamax forms, which we will post next week. We've really got to take our hats off to the designers though. Out of all the Pokemon introduced, there aren't that many we dislike, and can easily count them on one hand.


Grookey: Grookey is the Grass starter of then region and was one of the first Pokemon rev…

Gigantamax Snorlax Now Available in Pokemon Sword and Shield!

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From December 4th until January 5th, players will be able to encounter a special Gigantamax Snorlax in the Wild Area in Pokemon Sword and Shield. This Snorlax can use G-Max Replenish, which also restores any berries you or your allies have used in battles. 



To encounter this Snorlax in game, open up the Mystery Gift menu, and select "Get the Wild Area News". This will update your game and allow Gigantamax Snorlax to appear in Max Raid Battles across the Wild Area. Currently, this special Snorlax is not available through normal gameplay means and can only be obtained through these special Max Raid battles.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Being Translated to Latin American, New Details Revealed

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Whilst many of us thought we'd have to wait until the new year for any more information on New Horizons, Nintendo has thrown a curve ball at us, revealing that the game will be translated into Latin American, and will also include Mexican content, such as holidays and clothing!



The news was revealed earlier today by Nintendo Latin America, which also showed off 6 new screenshots. Not much is shown in the new screenshots, though they do however show off a new flower coloration, of what we believe to be orange poppies. It's also nice to see how the game is currently looking.






In addition to being able to chose which hemisphere you're playing in, it's great that Nintendo is deciding to include more cultures into the Animal Crossing franchise, and makes us wonder if they'll decide to include some other cultures as well. Animal Crossing: New Horizons released for Nintendo Switch on March 20th, 2020.

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Win a Pocket Camp Club Original Bag with Nintendo's Early-Bird Sweepstake!

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Club Pocket Camp only released last week, and Nintendo is already trying to lure more people into the monthly subscription service by offering a real life Pocket Camp Club Original Bag in a limited time sweepstake.

Pokemon Sword and Shield (Nintendo Switch) - Review

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From the infamous "Armoured Evolution" to #BringBackTheNationalDex to Gigantamaxing, it sure has been a wild ride since February when Pokemon Sword and Shield were first revealed. This time around, their marketing tactic was scarce when compared to the previous generation, and a lot was kept hidden until the games finally released. But does the first mainline RPG on the Nintendo Switch live up to the hype? Let's find out!

The games start off like any other Pokemon game. You start your game, you meet someone, you get your starter Pokemon, and then you being your journey. There is a little something at the start of the game that adds to the mystery and story (more on that later), but the small taste they give to you doesn't seem sweet enough. You then play the game like you would any other Pokemon game, until you reach the fabled Wild Area.



The Wild Area has been covered to death by this point, and is an expansive area where wild Pokemon roam free, but it's one of th…

Pokemon Sword and Shield Spirits Now Live in Smash Ultimate!

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To keep up with the hype of the newly released Pokemon Sword and Shield, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a Spirit Board event going with four new Pokemon Spirits, and a few more bonuses!


The Spirits you can obtain are Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble, Corviknight, Morpeko, Zacian and Zamazenta. The event only lasts for 5 days and will end on November 27th, so if you're after these fresh new Spirits, you better get in quick! Beating the Spirits will also give you extra rewards





The matches can be tough, so we suggest using the Spirit Items to help you out, especially with the more challenging ones.



The event will be active until November 27th in Australia. If you're still after more from Pokemon Sword and Shield, keep your eyes peeled for our review, coming up later today!

Details About Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's Paid Membership Service Revealed

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As we previously reported, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be receiving a paid membership service on November 21st, with details coming on November 20th. Nintendo has now revealed more details on the membership service, dubbed Pocket Camp Club.

Taken from the Official Site, the first plan is the Happy Helper Plan and lets you set your favorite animal as your camp caretaker, and they will help you with requests and events. The Happy Helper Plan costs $2.99USD/month, and also come with a one month free trial.


The second is the Cookie & Depot Plan, which will grant you five fortune cookies every month, and you'll be able to use warehouses to store your furniture and clothes. The Cookie & Depot Plan costs $7.99USD/month, though does not come with a month free trial due to the higher price.


Pocket Camp Club members will also have shorter crafting times, and gain access to the exclusive Pocket Camp Club Journal, which will give subscribers articles about their favorite villag…