MNL48 takes over the fun at the launching of Pokemon Sword and Shield at the Robinsons Galleria South

by MNL48 Philippines

The Philippine idol group MNL48 was back for another round of fun and intense battle as the girls hyped up the crowd with their hits and went head to head against their new opponents in the grand launch of the first mainline Pokemon game of Nintendo Switch, ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ last December 14, 2019 at the Robinsons Galleria South, Laguna.

To set the mood of the event, MNL48 - Aly, Sela, Abby, Sheki, Jamie, Gabb, Jem, Coleen, Belle, Amy, Yssa, Dian, Dana, Laney, Cole and Shaina – performed some of their hits ‘Aitakatta – Gustong Makita’ ‘Bingo!’ ‘First Rabbit’ ‘Manila 48’ ‘Paluso’t Ko’y Maybe’ ‘Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie’ ‘Ikaw Ang Melody’ and their newest single ‘High Tension’.

As the most-awaited Pokemon battle finally came, 16 members of MNL48 was divided into four teams – Pokemon team 1; Dana, Jem, Sela and Jaime, Pokemon Team 2; Belle, Yssa, Abby and Amy, Pokemon team 3; Sheki, Dian, Cole and Coleen and Pokemon Team 4; Gabb, Shaina, Aly and Laney – to battle against the frontliners of the gaming industry of the Philippines called ‘The Rumble Royale’, composed of gamers such as Suzzysaur, Myrtle, Rockhart, and Claro The Third.

Asked how she felt after battling against an expert Pokemon gamer, MNL48 Jem shared her thoughts about the game and her sentiments for gamers like the Royal Rumble Talents.

“The feeling was different kasi last time po, nag-laban kami against each member of MNL48 but this time ang kalaban namin ay legit gamers that has wider knowledge about Pokemon. Ang nangyari ay natalo kami sa unang

game na user po ng grass type Pokemon, but hindi ko pinagsisihan ‘yung mga nangyari kasi I told myself that it’s time for gamers to shine because this was their field and they’re best at it po.” Jem expressed.

After the four rounds of Pokemon battle, it was no surprise that the expertise in all kinds of game of the Rumble Royale took their spot in the championship as winners against MNL48. However, the girls showed determination and sportsmanship in the game and it was seen in their faces that they truly enjoyed the fun and game.

‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ – developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokemon Company and Nintendo – was released last November 15, 2019 worldwide as the first mainline Pokemon game of Nintendo Switch. Moreover, the game has its new features such as Dynamax wherein you will be witnessing your Pokemons in a larger image and Gigantamax which limited Pokemons will have their own version of Dynamax and more new introduced Pokemons as well.

MNL48 was not done yet in conquering the world of Pokemon as MNL48 Team 1 – Sela, Jem, Dana and Jamie – will visit an international Pokemon Center in Singapore as their prize for winning the Pokemon battle against their MNL48 member last November 17 at Robinsons Magnolia.

See them on stage again this December 20 at the Movie Stars Cafe Theater for their first ever Theater Performance ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ with Team MII and catch them on their Christmas Mini Live Concert ‘Give love on Christmas Day!’ on December 22 and 2-shot event on December 28 at Movie Stars Cafe. Follow their official social media pages, visit their official website, and download the MNL48 official app now for more updates.

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