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A Soaring Surprise in "Pokémon SV": The Mightiest Blaziken Takes Flight

Jan 09 (Dengeki) - The popular Nintendo Switch game "Pokémon Scarlet & Violet" is set to feature a special event where players can battle the "Mightiest Blaziken" in 7★ Tera Raid Battles starting from January 12th.

Blaziken will be available during two separate periods: from January 12th at 9:00 AM to January 15th at 8:59 AM, and from January 19th at 9:00 AM to January 22nd at 8:59 AM. The Blaziken that appears will be fixed as a Flying Tera Type, so trainers should prepare their strategies accordingly. Additionally, this "Mightiest Blaziken" comes with a "Mark of the Strongest" badge.

Furthermore, during the period from January 19th at 9:00 AM to January 22nd at 8:59 AM, players will have an increased chance of encountering 5★ Tera Raid Battles with Blissey. The Tera Types of the appearing Blissey will vary, and upon victory, players can obtain various types of Tera Shards and Exp. Candies more frequently than usual.

It's important to note that the "Mightiest Blaziken" appearing in both periods will have the same abilities and moves. If players catch the "Mightiest Blaziken" during the first period, they will not be able to catch it again in the subsequent period.


Japan Post has announced its first price increase in nearly 30 years, set to take effect this fall, unveiling new stamps and postcards.

Canadian police have arrested a 32-year-old man for the fatal stabbing of Japanese chef Wataru Kakiuchi in Vancouver's Chinatown last week.

A woman died after being trapped by her neck in an escalator at a Tokyo supermarket on Wednesday morning, highlighting the need for improved safety measures in the wake of similar incidents.

An extremely rare golden snake has been sighted in Kitakyushu City. The snake is identified as a Takachiho snake, an endangered nocturnal species native to Fukuoka Prefecture and other areas. Typically brown, this specimen is an albino, lacking pigmentation.

Two women, aged 21 and 19, were arrested for the murder of a high school girl from Rumoi City, Hokkaido, after allegedly pushing her off a bridge in Asahikawa City.


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