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Wednesday: Nintendo Switch Lite - Pokémon Edition + Pokémon GO - Armored Mewtwo & Move Changes + Pokémon Sword & Shield Tracksuit Distributions

10-07-2019 07:22 BST / 02:22 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 23:00 BST
Edit @ 13:58: Pokémon Sword & Shield Tracksuit Pre-Order Bonus

Nintendo Switch

In The Pokémon Department

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo have announced a new model of Nintendo Switch. This model is a portable focused Switch called the Nintendo Switch Lite and is due for release on September 20th 2019 in the Americas, Europe and Japan. It costs 19,980 ¥ in Japan, $199.99 in America with the price for Europe not confirmed yet. It has a smaller 5.5" screen, slightly better battery life and weighs less, but cannot connect to a TV and the controls don't detach. You can, however, connect JoyCons wirelessly to it to play games that require JoyCon input.
Edit @ 13:06: In addition to this, a special edition Nintendo Switch Lite with decals based on Zacian and Zamazenta has also been revealed. It'll be released on November 8th 2019 in Europe & North America and November 1st 2019 in Japan
Pokémon

Pokémon GO

In The Pokémon Department

Pokémon GO

The Raid Battles have changed at Armored Mewtwo is now available in Pokémon GO. Armored Mewtwo is to be the Level 5 Raid Boss in Raid Battles until 20:00 UTC on July 31st 2019 in conjunction with promotion for the movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION which releases in Japan on Friday. Armored Mewtwo has different stats and moves to standard Mewtwo, being more defensive. We have full details of Armored Mewtwo in our Pokémon GO Pokédex. With this, some new clothing is being added to the Style Shop at some point soon based upon Mewtwo
Edit @ 22:01: The Raid Bosses at lower tiers have also bee changed and we are currently cataloguing them all in our Raid Battles Section.
Edit @ 22:24: The Raid Boss list is now complete for this cycle
Edit @ 23:00: The special Mewtwo Outfit is now available. We have added it to our Style & Customisation section

Pokémon Sword & Shield

In The Games Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield

We have further details on the Pokémon Sword & Shield Tracksuit Pre-Order Bonus globally. If you pre-order the games at select retailers, you will receive the Tracksuit distribution. In the UK and Spain this is now at GAME for all versions, Ireland at Smyths Toy Store, and Italy also has it at Gamestop. We're currently trying to get as many details on this distribution globally so be sure to keep checking back

Pokémon GO

In The Pokémon Department

Pokémon GO

Overnight, Niantic have updated multiple Pokémon to include many brand new moves that they couldn't normally learn including the addition of Charm and Skull Bash. These moves have been in the game but are added to give Pokémon more variety. They are as follows
Blastoise - Skull Bash
Raichu - Charm, Skull Bash
Alolan Raichu - Grass Knot
Clefable - Charm
Wigglytuff - Charm
Vileplume - Sludge Bomb
Hypno - Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch
Electrode - Foul Play
Lapras - Skull Bash
Articuno - Ice Shard, Ancient Power
Zapdos - Ancient Power, Drill Peck
Moltres - Wing Attack, Ancient Power
Wobbuffet - Charm
Granbull - Charm
Donphan - Charm
Sceptile - Dragon Claw
Gardevoir - Charm
Delcatty - Charm
Aggron - Smack Down
Claydol - Mud Slap
Latias - Charm
Bronzong - Bulldoze, Psyshock
Rhyperior - Skull Bash
Electivire - Ice Punch
Togekiss - Charm
Gallade - Charm
Our Pokémon GO Pokémon Database has been updated with these details

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