Super Mario Maker 2 and Pokémon Sword & Shield Maintenance
Nintendo are currently carrying out server maintenance to Super Mario Maker 2 and Pokémon Sword & Shield where the online functionality is currently inaccessible. Maintenance is scheduled to end at 16:00 JST and 16:30 (00:00 and 00:30 PT) respectively. Post to be updated once it’s finished. Image thanks to Cass. Edit: both sets of maintenance should now be complete with no game updates at this time.
Nintendo have announced that the Pokémon Sword & Shield games are currently undergoing maintenance until 12:00 JST (20:00 PT) today. Please note that online features may not be available during maintenance. Purchase the Pokémon Sword & Shield Double Pack at this link.
Nintendo released more information of the Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass with Part 1 – The Isle of Armor launching by the end of June. On the Isle of Armor, Trainers can gather at a new dojo for Pokémon Battles to master their skills. By training at this dojo, players will receive the Legendary Pokémon Kubfu from the master, Mustard. Through training with Kubfu, Trainers will receive permission to challenge the Towers of Two Fists on the Isle of Armor. Once one of the two towers has been conquered, Kubfu will evolve into Urshifu. In addition to new outfit items and hair styles, the Expansion Passes will also add new league card backgrounds, effects and frames. Nintendo Direct mini trailer and Gigantamax trailer added below…
The Pokémon Company have changed the Wild Area Event in Pokémon Sword & Shield until April 28, 2020 at 8:59 JST where the likes of Gigantamax Copperajah, Charizard, Garbodor, and Duraludo will appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles.
The Pokémon Company have changed the Wild Area Event in Pokémon Sword & Shield until March 26, 2020 at 8:59 JST where the featured rare Pokémon pictured above will appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles. The Pokémon include Darumaka, Indeedee, Corsola, Pincurchin, Passimian, Escavalier, Accelgor, Oranguru, and more. In related news: a Pokémon Collection Guide available at TSUTAYA, GEO, and other stores in Japan includes a code to unlock Dynamax Crystals to obtain Max Raid Battles for Stonjourner and Eiscue.
The Pokémon Company have updated Pokémon Sword & Shield to Version 1.1.1 after the recent maintenance. Purchase Pokémon Sword & Shield here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Full patch notes to follow. Image thanks to Brown Skin Boy. Edit: the full patch notes read “Fixed several issues to improve gameplay experience.”
Nintendo have announced that the Pokémon Sword & Shield games are currently undergoing maintenance until 11:30 JST (19:30 PT) today. Please note that online features may not be available during maintenance.
Pre-booking tickets for Pokémon the Movie: Coco in Japan will see a download code for Shiny Celebi in Pokémon Sword & Shield, distributed from April 17-September 30, and Zarude, distributed from June 15-September 30. Screenshots and artwork added below…