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Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Pocket Monsters anime air Thursday evenings at 6:55PM JST and new episodes of the variety show Pokénchi air Sunday mornings at 8:00 AM JST on TV Tokyo in Japan. Pokémon airs Saturday morning at 9 AM EST and every Saturday and Sunday evening at 7:30 PM on Disney XD in the United States. Pokémon the Series also airs every weekday at 4 PM. Pokémon airs Saturday's at Noon EST on Teletoon in Canada. New titles are revealed in various publications such as: TV guides, childrens' magazines, anime magazines, promotional posters and videos, official websites and official television programs. Titles and their translations are added to our episode guide and the chart below when the titles are revealed.
Date Title(s)
Apr 30 2017 Flag POKENCHI 81: キテルグマになったオードリー春日と風船割り等のゲームで対決! / あばれる君がポケだちとポケモンバトル!
A Showdown with Kasuga from Audrey, Who Has Turned into a Kiteruguma, in Games Such as Balloon Popping! / Abareru-kun has a Pokémon Battle Against a Pokénd!
May 04 2017 Flag SM 25: クリスタル争奪戦!ロケット団対スカル団!!!
The Fight Over the Crystal! The Rocket Gang VS The Skull Gang!!!
May 11 2017 Flag SM 26: さよならマーマネ!
Farewell, Māmane!
May 13 2017 Flag S&M 9: To Top a Totem!
The Totem Pokémon is Dekagoose!
May 18 2017 Flag SM 27: 出でよ!紅の眼差しルガルガン!!
Come Forth, Lugarugan with the Crimson Look!!
Jul 15 2017 Flag Movie 20: キミにきめた!
I Choose You!
Apr 28

Pokémon GO Branded Google Play Cards

Posted by Sunain | April 28th 2017 at 07:56 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO, Google Play
Comments: 0
Starting on April 24th, 2017, participating stores will begin selling two different Pokémon GO branded Google Play cards. One card is for 5000 yen while the other one can be loaded with an amount between 1,500 and 50,000 yen.


Also announced is a special promotion that takes place from April 24th, 2017 until May 21st, 2017 where players can use the AR Mode in Pokémon GO and take a picture of a wild Pokémon next to a special Pokémon GO poster. Players can then Tweet their picture to the Google Play Pokémon GO Twitter account and the next time the player buys a Google Play card, they will get a 300 yen.


Sources: http://www.pokemongo.jp/topics/55/ and https://goo.gl/F5PbJM

Article edited on 2017-04-28 07:58:00 by Sunain
Apr 18

Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon on Disney XD Starts May 12th, 2017

Posted by Sunain | April 18th 2017 at 07:59 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, CITV, Sun & Moon
Comments: 0
The official English Pokémon website has finally announced that Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon will start airing on Disney XD in the United States starting on May 12th, 2017. The English dub series has already been airing on Teletoon in Canada and CITV in the United Kingdom.


Watch Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon on Disney XD!

The latest season of Pokémon animation begins May 12 at its new home on Disney XD.

The adventures of Ash and friends continue in the Alola region with the debut of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon on Friday, May 12! Our heroes have many exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way. More new faces will help guide Ash's latest journeys—but frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. They'll have competition from the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions...

The first two episodes will air Friday, May 12, at 9 p.m. The third will air the next morning at Pokémon's normal time: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13. Come back later Saturday at 5 p.m. for a special presentation of Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel! Check your local listings to confirm the channel and time in your area.

Don't miss Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon starting Friday, May 12, on Disney XD!

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/watch-pokemon-the-series-sun-moon-on-disney-xd/ and http://www.itv.com/hub/pokemon/1a6988

Article edited on 2017-04-18 07:59:48 by Sunain
Apr 14

Pokémon GO Study Finds Players are Happier, Friendlier / Pokémon GO Wins Multiple Awards

Posted by Sunain | April 14th 2017 at 09:55 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
A study conducted by media researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison concluded that players of Pokémon GO players are happier and friendlier than non-Pokémon GO players. This is the second major study to conclude that Pokémon GO has healthy benefits for players despite the negative attention that the media has given the game for causing injuries and robberies.

James Alex Bonus, a UW–Madison graduate student studying educational media and one of the people that conducted the study, said in an interview that he joined the throng playing the game when it was new, but was surprised by the mix of reactions in the media covering the game.

“There was plenty of negative press about distracted people trespassing and running into trees or walking into the street, But you also saw people really enjoying it, having a good time together outside.”

Look on the Bright Side (of Media Effects): Pokémon Go as a Catalyst for Positive Life Experiences

James Alex Bonus, Alanna Peebles, Marie-Louise Mares & Irene G. Sarmiento
Pages 1-25 | Published online: 07 Apr 2017

An online survey of 399 U.S. adults aged 18–75 indicated that playing the AR game Pokémon Go was associated with various positive responses (increased positive affect, nostalgic reverie, friendship formation, friendship intensification, and walking), most of which predicted enhanced well-being. Additionally, two indirect effects of gameplay were moderated by social anxiety. For highly anxious participants, gameplay showed weaker associations with positive affect (a predictor of enhanced well-being), but also weaker associations with nostalgic regret (a predictor of reduced well-being).

Sources: http://news.wisc.edu/study-finds-pokemon-go-players-are-happier-friendlier/ and http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15213269.2017.1305280?journalCode=hmep20

Pokémon GO Wins Best Mobile and Handheld Game at BAFTA's

Pokémon GO was nominated for 3 British Academy Games Awards in 2017 in the Family, Game Innovation and Mobile categories. It won Best Mobile and Handheld Game at the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts Game Awards on April 6th, 2017. Niantic posted a thank you blog post where they also listed some of the other recognition's they've received for the game.

Thank you...

It’s been another incredible week for Pokémon GO. Yesterday, Pokémon GO won the Best Mobile and Handheld Game at the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts Game Awards. We are surprised and grateful to be awarded this honor.

We owe the continued momentum and recognition to the dedicated players exploring the world and creating adventures together in Pokémon GO. Each and every award Pokémon GO has won is a testament to the game’s awesome and supportive community. We haven’t had a chance to thank everyone for each of these, so please accept a collective thank you now on behalf of all of us at Niantic and our partners at The Pokémon Company for all of these amazing honors including, but not limited to:

  • Adweek’s Hot List - Hottest Digital Obsession & Hottest Mobile Game
  • Academy of Arts and Science’s D.I.C.E. Awards - Mobile Game of the Year
  • BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards - Best Game
  • GameSpot - Best Mobile Games of the Year
  • Golden Joystick Awards - Innovation of the Year & Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year
  • GSMA Glomo Awards 2017 - Best Overall Mobile App
  • IGN - Mobile Game of the Year
  • SXSW Gaming Awards - Mobile Game of the Year
  • TechCrunch's Crunchies - Best App of the Year
  • The Game Awards - Best Mobile/Handheld Game & Best Family Game
  • The Game Developers Choice Awards - Best Mobile/Handheld Game
We continue to be inspired by the passion of the 65+ million people from around the world playing Pokémon GO each month. We’re still at the beginning of the journey and there’s a lot more to come. With spring arriving in the northern hemisphere, players can look forward to all new cooperative social gameplay experiences in Pokémon GO that will give Trainers new and exciting reasons to get back into the sunshine.

Sources: https://nianticlabs.com/blog/thankyou040717/, http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/games-awards-winners-list-2017

YouTube Clip - Pokemon Go wins Mobile | BAFTA Games Awards 2017

Article edited on 2017-04-14 09:57:05 by Sunain
Apr 13

The Pokémon Company International Licensed Retail Sales Reach $3.3 Billion Per Year

Posted by Sunain | April 13th 2017 at 11:23 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Magazine, Sales
Comments: 0
According to the April 2017 Volume 20 Number 2 Issue of License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors, The Pokémon Company International is now the 19th most profitable retail licensor worldwide selling over $3.3 billion USD a year in licensed products worldwide. The 20th Anniversary campaign in 2016 certainly helped its sales as it greatly surpassed its $2 billion USD and 34th place in 2015. Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun and Moon also helped the brand. To put this incredible achievement into perspective, The Pokémon Company International has now passed major companies such as: Ford, the NBA and Playboy for sales and is just behind the NFL and GM.


License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors Report - THE POKÉMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL

Pokémon enjoyed an incredibly strong year at retail in 2016, which marked the brand’s 20th anniversary. The milestone, which recognized the first introduction of Pokémon video games 20 years ago, catapulted the perennially popular brand into the global spotlight and kicked off with the first-ever Pokémon Super Bowl commercial. The company also introduced the mobile game “Pokémon Go,” which became a global phenomenon and was downloaded 650 million times.

Pokémon followed this success with “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon” for the Nintendo 3DS, which became the third best-selling Nintendo 3DS titles of all time, adding to the 280 million Pokémon video games already sold. The Pokémon trading card game continues to be popular with 21.5 billion cards shipped globally as of 2016, and was the No. 1 selling toy in the strategic card games subclass. Pokémon animation aligned with Disney XD as its new U.S. broadcast partner.

The Pokémon animated TV series includes more than 900 episodes spanning 20 seasons and is licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries, as well as on a variety of VOD platforms around the world. In 2017, the award-winning “Pokémon Go” mobile game will continue to receive ongoing updates with new characters, seasonal in-game events and ongoing support from promotional collaborations with Sprint and Starbucks in the U.S.

The latest TCG expansion, Pokémon TCG: Sun and Moon, launched in North America and Europe in February, the first of four expansions that will launch quarterly. The 20th season of the Pokémon animated series, titled “Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon,” will debut in 2017, as will the 20th animated Pokémon movie, and production will begin on Detective Pikachu, the first live-action Pokémon movie. Additionally, the Pokémon Company will continue to introduce new experiences for the brand across mobile and core gaming, animation, TCG, licensed products including toys, apparel and more.

Source: http://images2.advanstar.com/PixelMags/license-global/pdf/2017-04-top150.pdf (Page T14)

Article edited on 2017-04-13 11:26:47 by Sunain
Apr 13

The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza

Posted by Sunain | April 13th 2017 at 09:37 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced that a special egg event will take place to celebrate Easter from April 13th, 2017 until April 20th, 2017. Eggs have a greater variety of Pokémon, players earn more Candy from every hatched egg and can level up faster with double XP. Lucky Eggs are also 50% off in the in-game shop during the event.


The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza

Trainers, Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to put a spring in your step—the Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza is nearly here! From 1:00 P.M. PDT on April 13 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on April 20, 2017, a greater variety of Pokémon can now be found in 2 km Eggs, so get cracking and see what you find! Your Egg-venture doesn’t stop there, though—you’ll also earn more Candy for every Egg you hatch!

Throughout this Eggstravaganza, you’ll also level up even faster with double XP! Combine this Egg-cellent bonus with a Lucky Egg, and you’ll earn four times the XP you normally would. To make this Eggstravaganza even sweeter, Lucky Eggs will be 50% off in the in-game shop!

Get out there, hatch some Eggs, and share your stories with us using #PokemonGO on your favorite social media channels.

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/eggstravaganza2017

Article edited on 2017-04-13 09:37:52 by Sunain
Apr 08

Mythical Pokémon Marshadow Revealed!

Posted by Sunain | April 8th 2017 at 03:55 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
Comments: 0
To coincide with the official reveal of Marshadow as part of the 20th Anniversary Pokémon Movie trailer release in Japan, the official English Pokémon website has also announced the first details and artwork for this Pokémon. Marshadow is the 802nd Pokémon and is a Fighting/Ghost-type. More details about this Pokémon will be officially announced at a later date.


A First Look at Marshadow

The details of the latest Mythical Pokémon are shrouded in mystery!

A new Mythical Pokémon has been discovered in the world of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon! Marshadow cannot be encountered in normal gameplay. Details will be introduced in the future on how Trainers can get this Pokémon for their game.

YouTube Clip - A New Mythical Pokémon Discovered in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon!

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-first-look-at-marshadow/

Article edited on 2017-04-08 03:58:49 by Sunain

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