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Date Title(s)
24 Apr Flag XY 25: ショウヨウジム戦!ピカチュウ対チゴラス!! The Shoyo Gym Match! Pikachu VS Chigoras!!
26 Apr Flag X Y 15: An Appetite for Battle! Harimaron VS Mafoxy! A Weight Loss Battle!?
27 Apr Flag Special: ポケモン竜王戦 初代ポケモン竜王決定戦! The Pokémon Dragon King Match: The Tournament Finals to Determine the First Pokémon Dragon King!
27 Apr Flag GETTV 29: ポケットモンスターXY特別編 「最強メガシンカ ~Act I(アクトワン)~」 / 「ポケモンWCS2014」に挑戦するポケテレ代表メンバーを決定するためメンバーとゲストでポケモンバトル! Pocket Monsters XY Special 'The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act I~' / A Battle Between the Hosts and the Guests to Determine who Gets to Go to the 'Pokémon WCS 2014' as PokéTV Representatives!
03 May Flag X Y 16: A Jolting Switcheroo! Dedenne is Pichu and Pichu is Dedenne...!?
08 May Flag XY 26: ペロッパフとペロリーム!!甘い戦いはあまくない!? Peroppuff and Peroream!! A Sweet Fight Gets Anything But Sweet!?
19 Jul Flag Movie 17: 破壊の繭とディアンシー The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie
19 Jul Flag Short 17: ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ? Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These?


Apr 23

Pokémon TV App Now Available for Kindle Fire

Posted by Sunain | April 23rd 2014 at 01:40 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, Android, Pokémon TV, Kindle
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Pokémon Company International has announced that the Pokémon TV app is now available for the Kindle Fire. It is already available for Android and iOS devices.

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Pokémon TV App Now Available for Kindle Fire

The Pokémon Company International extends its video on demand offerings with the launch of the Pokémon TV app for Kindle Fire.

There’s a new way to catch up on Pokémon animation anytime, anywhere on the Kindle Fire with The Pokémon Company International’s launch of the official Pokémon TV application for the popular tablet.

The Kindle Fire launch adds another platform for the Pokémon TV app, which has had more than 2.5 million installations since its 2013 launch on iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and Android devices.

Now featuring more episodes than ever before, the Pokémon TV app helps fans follow many of their favourite episodes from the animated television series. It is updated weekly from a library of more than 700 episodes spanning 16 seasons. Pokémon fans can also use the app to watch special features, trailers, and Pokémon movie events.

Additionally, fans can watch popular Pokémon animated episodes and movies on Netflix and at Pokemon.com, providing more ways to catch up on the exciting adventures of Ash, Pikachu, and their friends.

When streaming episodes via the Pokémon TV app, standard data charges will apply. The Pokémon TV app is available now for download from the Amazon Appstore:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Pok%C3%A9mon-Company-International-TV/dp/B00J43WTR6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1398179678&sr=8-4&keywords=pokemon+tv+app

Article edited on 2014-04-23 01:41:32 by Sunain
Apr 22

Play in a Premier Challenge!

Posted by Sunain | April 22nd 2014 at 07:34 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon X and Y, Pokémon World Championships
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The official English Pokémon website announced a new event series called Premier Challenges to qualify for the Pokémon Video Game World Championships. Below is the announcement.

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Play in a Premier Challenge!

Announcing Premier Challenges, a new way for Pokémon video game players to compete!

The Play! Pokémon program is excited to announce Premier Challenges, a new event series being hosted at various locations throughout North America, April 21–June 23. Premier Challenges are a new way for you to battle in more fun, organized events—as well as earn Championship Points to bring you one step closer to an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships!

The Premier Challenges will feature battles using Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and follow the same format as the 2014 Pokémon Video Game World Championships. Read the Pokémon Tournament rules for complete details.

Premier Challenges will take place primarily where Pokémon League events are currently held. However, only a portion of League sites will host Premier Challenges during this first event period. Use the Play! Pokémon event locator to find a Premier Challenge near you.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/play-in-a-premier-challenge/

Article edited on 2014-04-22 07:36:51 by Sunain
Apr 21

Recent updates to the movie 17 website

Posted by Adamant | April 21st 2014 at 09:14 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Event Pokémon
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A number of updates have been made to the movie website in recent days, including a new plot summary and details on the Diancie event. Translations follow:

Story Pick-Up Guide


The Great Destruction and the Life Pokémon


Once upon a time, the "Great Destruction" took place, eradicating all life in the Kalos region.

The Great Destruction was brought upon by Yveltal, the "Destruction Pokémon" said to rob everything of life. After destroying everything, Yveltal turned into a "Cocoon of Destruction", in which form it still sleeps today.

When this Great Destruction took place, the only one rivaling Yveltal's power was Xerneas, the "Life Pokémon". Xerneas was said to bestow life to people and Pokémon.

Now, the journey to meet with these two grand legendary Pokémon of the Kalos region begins...


The Sacred Diamond and Diancie


"Diamond Ore Country." The land where the "Jewel Pokémon" Melecie live in peace and prosperity. It is located deep underground, and no one knows its exact location. In this country, a giant diamond known as the "Sacred Diamond" can be found...

For ages, the Sacred Diamond has played the role of an important energy resource, which keeps the ore country going. The only being with the power to create this type of diamond is princess Diancie herself. However, Diancie does not yet possess this power. And... time is starting to run out.

The Sacred Diamond's lifespan is about to run out. When that happens, the beautiful ore country is going to perish!

Having encountered Satoshi and Pikachu, Diancie sets out on a journey to save her country; a journey in search of the "Life Pokémon" Xerneas, seeking its sacred power.


The Thieves Chasing Diancie


Having encountered Satoshi and Pikachu, Diancie sets out on a journey to save her country; a journey in search of the "Life Pokémon" Xerneas, seeking its sacred power.

On their way, they get attacked by the female thief "Marilyn Flame" and the ninja thief "Ninja Riot", who seek Diancie's power to create diamonds. Diancie gets into really big trouble when the Rocket Gang gets involved as well!! However, they get saved by the mysterious father and daughter duo Algus and Miriss, who suddenly show up, and somehow manage to continue onward. And Diancie, who has lived her entire life as a princess, feels what friendship is for the very first time, growing a bit in the process...

The group continues onwards, guided by the Fairy Aura Xerneas emits, until they eventually reach the forbidden Alearth Woods, where all life was once eradicated.

Director Yuyama's Location Scouting Report

This time, Director Yuyama chose Canada as the country he would go scouting in. He went there in search of the landscapes where Yveltal would sleep, where Xerneas would hide, and Diancie would journey.

Part 7: The Thousand Islands


After eating lunch at an Italian restaurant along the highway, we set off for the Skydeck Tower, where one can get a look down at the Thousand Islands. The Thousand Islands are a group of more than 1500 islands scattered through the Saint Lawrence River downstream from Lake Ontario. The Skydeck Tower lets you look down at them from 400 feet's height (roughly 120 meters).

The elevator ride to the top took 40 seconds, and when the door opened, a beautiful, dream-like 360 degree scenery spread out before us as far as the eye could see. Thin clouds were lingering in the sky as we were there, and Director Yuyama greatly admired the sight.

For earlier parts, please go here:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

The Diancie Event




The mythical Pokémon Diancie will be give out at theaters all over Japan!
This summer, you will receive the mythical Pokémon Diance if you go see the Pokémon movie in the theaters!

We will unveil it's all-new, never before seen move:
It's called Diamond Storm

Why the Diancie Given Out is so Amazing!


The giveaway will be available in theaters between Saturday July 19th and Tuesday September 30th while the Pokémon movie is being screened.
*Screening periods will vary between theaters. Please verify with your local theater personally.
*Be aware that even if the movie continues being screened, the giveaway will not be available after Tuesday September 30th.


A new Rock/Fairy type Pokémon
Diancie
Level: 50
Type: Rock/Fairy
Ability: Clear Body
Moves: Diamond Storm, Reflect, Return, Moonblast
Held Item: Normal Jewel
Ball: Precious Ball
Ribbon: Wish Ribbon

A move only Diancie can learn: Diamond Storm


It is a Rock type move that can attack multiple opponents at once. Since it is the same type as Diancie, it has 1.5 times its normal power when used. Also, when you use the move, your own Defense will rise as well!

It can also use both offensive and defensive super moves!!

Reflect
A move that reduces damage from the opponent's physical moves for 5 turns. If you raise your Defense with Diamond Storm, you will decrease the damage from the opponent's physical moves even further.
Return
A Normal type move that changes is power depending on how friendly you are with the Pokémon. Its special trait is that it grows stronger the friendlier you are. After you receive Diancie, take it with you on your adventure, and it will become more and more friendly.
Moonblast
A Fairy type move that reduces the opponent's Special Attack. Just like Diamond Storm, it's of the same type as Diancie, so its power will increase by 1.5!


It holds the extremely rare "Normal Jewel"!


This is a powerful item that, when held, will increase the power of a Normal type move by 1.3 times a single time. If you use the "Normal Jewel" to increase the power of "Return" even further when Diancie loves you as much as it possibly can, you're able to deal large amounts of damage to the enemy!
The "Normal Jewel" disappears after being used once.
Be aware that when you hold a "Normal Jewel", it will automatically activate its effect when you use a Normal type move.
*If you're playing a link battle over the PSS, the "Normal Jewel" will not disappear after use.

How to Receive the Diancie Giveaway Present in the Theaters

Giveaway period
Saturday July 19th to Tuesday September 30th while the Pokémon movie is being screened
*Screening periods will vary between theaters. Please verify with your local theater personally.
*Be aware that even if the movie continues being screened, the giveaway will not be available after Tuesday September 30th.

Giveaway locations
All theaters showing "Pokémon the Movie XY: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie/Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These?"

Giveaway content
The mythical Pokémon Diancie will be given to your Nintendo 3DS game "Pocket Monsters X/Y"
*You can only receive a single Diancie per game cart.

Requirements
*A fully charged console from the Nintendo 3DS series
(Can be either a Nintendo 3DS LL or a Nintendo 3DS.)
*The Nintendo 3DS game "Pocket Monsters X/Y"
(Can be either the package version or the download version.)
The present can not be obtained in any other game in the "Pocket Monsters" series.

Important notes

*The giveaway Diancie is data for a video game. It is not a figure, a plushie, or any other physical object.
*You can only receive a single Diancie per game, regardless of how many tickets or pre-order tickets purchased.
*If you have already received Diancie once, you can not receive it again. Keep in mind that this also hold true if you release or trade Diancie away.
*The present can not be received in any other game in the "Pocket Monsters" series besides "Pocket Monsters X/Y"
*If you have used a third-party device to alter save data, force encounters with specific Pokémon, etc, it is possible you may not be able to receive Diancie. It is also possible you may not be able to continue the game properly, lose your save file, or not be able to load your saved position.
*This Diancie can not be left at the GTS (Global Trade Station)

Voice Cast

A preliminary voice cast list was also added to the site:

Satoshi: Rica Matsumoto, Pikachu: Ikue Ohtani, Citron: Yuki Kaji, Eureka: Mariya Ise, Serena: Mayuki Makiguchi, Musashi:: Megumi Hayashibara, Kojiro: Shinichiro Miki, Nyarth: Inuko Inuyama, Narration: Unsho Ishizuka


Xerneas: Yoshiko Mita, Ninja Riot: Koichi Yamadera


Miriss Steel: Shoko Nakagawa, Marilyn Flame: Rika Adachi


Melecie (Tsuyoshi Nakagawa) & Algus Steel (Reiji Nakagawa): Nakagawa-ke, Short Narration: Mayu Watanabe


Sources: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/story/pickup3.php, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/locahan_report/, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/theater/ and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/song_cast/

Article edited on 2014-04-22 12:16:58 by Adamant
Apr 21

XY24 Delayed, XY25 to Air Instead

Posted by Sunain | April 21st 2014 at 12:14 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Pocket Monsters XY
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On April 16th, 2014, the South Korean ferry Sewol (세월호) carrying 476 people capsized and many people died in the accident.

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On April 21st, 2014, TV Tokyo announced that they would be delaying the airing of XY24 - The Castle on the Seabed! Kuzumo and Dramidoro!! (海底の城! クズモーとドラミドロ!!) as the episode featured Satoshi and friends diving underwater to look for the luxury ship "The Cussler" which was assumed to have sunk. Pokémon Get TV 28 did have the preview for XY24 though. XY25 - The Shoyo Gym Match! Pikachu VS Chigoras!! (ショウヨウジム戦!ピカチュウ対チゴラス!!) aired on April 24th, 2014 instead.

This is the message that TV Tokyo posted on the Official Pocket Monsters XY anime website: "Due to the current situation, the episode planned to be broadcast April 24th, "The Castle on the Seabed! Kuzumo and Dramidoro!!", has been temporarily put on hold. It is scheduled to be broadcast at a later date. Once an airdate has been decided, it will be announced on our website." (4/24に放送を予定していた『海底の城!クズモーとドラミドロ!!』は、都合により放送延期になりました。今後、改めて放送する予定です。日程は決まり次第、HP上等で発表します。)

TV Tokyo's official Pokémon site has also removed the list of upcoming episodes from their preview page, as the upcoming schedule is presumably not decided yet. As announced earlier, Pocket Monsters XY will not air Thursday May 1st due to a conflicting broadcast from the World Table Tennis Championships, but the exact content of Pocket Monsters airings for the rest of May is still unknown.

Sources: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/program/detail/22836_201404241900.html and http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pokemon_xy/trailer/

Article edited on 2014-04-21 02:05:02 by Adamant
Apr 18

Taiko no Tatsujin Adds Pocket Monsters Tracks

Posted by Sunain | April 18th 2014 at 01:56 PM EDT
Tags: Games, Pokémon X and Y, X and Y
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The arcade game Taiko no Tatsujin: Pink Ver. (太鼓の達人 モモイロVer.) will have the track Pocket Monsters X/Y Wild Pokémon Medley (ポケットモンスター X・Y 野生ポケモンメドレー) added to it track list starting April 17th, 2014. This track is new to the arcade version but the Wii U version had the track since launch.

Also, the Wii U game Taiko no Tatsujin Wii U Version! (太鼓の達人 Wii Uば~じょん!) will have the track Pocket Monsters X/Y Trainer Battle Medley (ポケットモンスター X・Y トレーナー戦メドレー) available as free DLC starting April 23rd, 2014.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2014/04/140418_gd02.html
Apr 18

Pokémon Center Battle Championships / Mega Evolving Pokémon Distribution

Posted by Sunain | April 18th 2014 at 02:17 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, Pokémon X and Y, Mega Evolution, Event Pokémon
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has revealed that the Pokémon Centers will be giving out Pokémon that can Mega Evolve as presents. From May 10th, 2014 until June 22nd, 2014, 6 different Pokémon will be distributed each week. The Pokémon being distributed come with the Mega Stone associated with that Pokémon to allow it to Mega Evolve during battle. These Pokémon are sure to be popular in Rating Battles on the Pokémon Global Link.

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Week # Distribution Days Pokémon
1 May 10th, 2014 until May 18th, 2014 smallicon Gyarados (ギャラドス)
2 May 19th, 2014 until May 25th, 2014 smallicon Hassam (ハッサム)
3 May 26th, 2014 until June 1st, 2014 smallicon Garura (ガルーラ)
4 June 2nd, 2014 until June 8th, 2014 smallicon Gangar (ゲンガー)
5 June 9th, 2014 until June 15th, 2014 smallicon Bangiras (バンギラス)
6 June 16th, 2014 until June 22nd, 2014 smallicon Kucheat (クチート)

Mega Evolving Pokémon Distribution Details

Mega Evolution Screenshot Pokémon Details
thumbnail thumbnail Gyarados (ギャラドス)
Waterfall
Earthquake
Ice Fang
Dragon Dance
Gyaradosite
thumbnail thumbnail Hassam (ハッサム)
Bullet Punch
Swords Dance
Roost
U-Turn
Scizorite
thumbnail thumbnail Garura (ガルーラ)
Fake Out
Return
Earthquake
Sucker Punch
Kangaskhanite
thumbnail thumbnail Gangar (ゲンガー)
Shadow Ball
Sludge Bomb
Will-o-Wisp
Destiny Bond
Gengarite
thumbnail thumbnail Bangiras (バンギラス)
Stone Edge
Crunch
Earthquake
Ice Punch
Tyranitarite
thumbnail thumbnail Kucheat (クチート)
Iron Head
Play Rough
Fire Fang
Sucker Punch
Mawilite

Pokémon Center Battle Championships (ポケモンセンターバトル チャンピオン決定戦)

In addition to the distribution, the Pokémon Center Battle Championships will also be held. Four people were selected as the Elite Four at each store and players can challenge them in the Pokémon Center Battle Championships! Players can put the Pokémon they received in the distribution as part of their team and join in the battles. Further details will be revealed on the official Pokémon website in the future.

Battle Dates Age Groups Battle Type
May 24th, 2014 All Ages (全年齢対象) 3vs3 Single Battle (3対3のシングルバトル)
May 25th, 2014 Elementary School Age or Younger (小学生以下対象) 3vs3 Single Battle (3対3のシングルバトル)
June 21st, 2014 All Ages (全年齢対象) 3vs3 Single Battle (3対3のシングルバトル)
June 22nd, 2014 Elementary School Age or Younger (小学生以下対象) 3vs3 Single Battle (3対3のシングルバトル)
July 12th, 2014 All Ages (全年齢対象) 4vs4 Double Battle (4対4のダブルバトル)
July 13th, 2014 Elementary School Age or Younger (小学生以下対象) 4vs4 Double Battle (4対4のダブルバトル)

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2014/04/140418_p01.html

Article edited on 2014-04-18 12:13:09 by Sunain
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