Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Welcome the 1000th Pokémon, Gholdengo and Pokémon GO Tour Update

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Welcome the 1000th Pokémon, Gholdengo and Pokémon GO Tour Update

Pokémon have been around for what seems like forever. However, with the creation of the 1,000th Pokémon, the series has reached a major milestone.

The Pokémon franchise started as a pair of video games called Pocket Monsters: Red and Green (later known as Pokémon Red and Blue) for Nintendo Game Boy back in 1996. It quickly expanded into other forms of media, such as trading cards, Manga, and Anime. In 1998, Nintendo invested $25 million in promoting the franchise in the United States in partnership with KFC, Hasbro, and others.

Pokémon Marks 20 Years Of Pokémon Experience with Pokémon GO

In 2016, the franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary with the release of Pokémon GO and the re-release of the original 1996 Game Boy games on the Nintendo 3DS.

The franchise has continued to release new games, such as Pokémon Sword and Shield in 2019 and, in 2021, two titles for the Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The ninth generation of the game series began with the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for the Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022.

With each new mainline installment, the Pokémon franchise has steadily added to its ever-expanding and increasingly inventive roster of Pokémon species over the course of its near three-decade existence. Up until recently, there were 999 distinct Pokémon species known to exist. However, the series has now reached a significant milestone and rounded that number up to a nice, shiny 1,000.

Introducing Gholdengo – The 1000th Pokémon

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s most recent update introduced Gholdengo, the evolution of Gimmighoul, and the 1,000th Pokémon to exist. Once you have gathered 999 Gimmighoul Coins, which are dispersed throughout Paldea’s open world, your Gimmighoul will evolve into a Gholdengo.

The Pokémon Company claims that the steel/ghost-type Pokémon Gholdengo “functions by controlling the coins that comprise its body” and that it can even use those coins as weapons in combat.

In celebration of the 1000th Pokémon, The Pokémon Company also released a new video to celebrate the milestone event.

Announcement: Tickets SOLD OUT for Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas 2023

The Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn -Las Vegas, Nevada is scheduled for two days from the 18th to 19th February, 2023 (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST). This is  to meet trainers from across the globe and make new friends along the way. It is also a chance to catch, trade and even engage in Pokémon battles. There’s no telling how many extremely rare Pokémon you could encounter at the Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn -Las Vegas.

Primal Reversion Discovered In Pokémon GO

Trainers would be able to experience the Primal Reversion for the very first time at the Pokémon GO Tour event in Las Vegas. The Primal Reversion is basically a natural energy phenomenon that can transform a chosen Pokémon into a more powerful being with enhanced physical features and abilities that make them bad-ass in battles.

To date the Primal Reversion exists in a couple of Pokémon, namely; Kyogre and Groudon. You can also encounter the legendary Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.

Gather Primal Energy to Activate Primal Reversion

Collect a sufficient amount of Primal Energy to ensure that Groudon and Kyogre can engage in Primal Reversion. To earn yourself enough Primal Energy, you have to successfully complete certain tasks or you have to defeat either Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre during a Raid Battle.

Once Primal Reversion has been triggered, Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre remain in primal mode for up to eight long hours before both revert back to their original standard mode. But note that your Primal Energy is depleted each time you activate Primal Reversion on your own Pokémon.

Also, expect new bonus features whenever your own Groudon or Kyogre goes into Primal mode.

With Primal Groudon as part of your raiding party – Grass, Fire, and Ground-like attacks gain attack bonuses during raids. In addition to this, Primal Groudon as your friend gives you extra Candy and XP when you catch Grass, Fire, and Ground-like Pokémon.

When Primal Kyogre joins your raiding party – Electric, Water, and even Bug-like attacks are granted attack bonuses during raids. You will also gain extra Candy and XP when you catch Electric, Water, and Bug-like Pokémon, but only if the Primal Kyogre is your friend.

The Primal Level of both Groudon and Kyogre will be boosted the more times both Pokémon enter primal mode which leads to much improved bonuses for both. If you want to check out the bonuses and Primal Level of a Pokémon, navigate to the page of the Pokémon, then simply tap on the Primal Level button. On a final note, the Pokédex category for Mega Pokémon gets an update and will include those Pokémon with Primal Reversion.

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