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Date Title(s)
31 Jul Flag XY 37: うつしみの洞窟!鏡の国のサトシとサトシ!? Reflection Cave! Satoshi and Satoshi Through the Looking-Glass!?
03 Aug Flag GETTV 42: うたって! プリン! / ポケテレのADピカチュウが行方不明に、ゆきとディレクターはいなくなったADピカチュウを探し出せるのか!? Sing! Purin! / PokéTV's AD Pikachu Goes Missing, Will Director Yukito Manage to Find it!?
07 Aug Flag XY 38: 蠢く森のオーロット! The Ohrot from the Wriggling Forest!
14 Aug Flag XY 39: ポケモン・サマーキャンプ! ライバル三人組搭乗!! Pokémon Summer Camp! Enter the Rival Trio!!
21 Aug Flag XY 40: セレナVSサナ! ポケビジョン対決!! Serena VS Sana! PokéVision Showdown!!
28 Aug Flag XY 41: ポケエンテーリング! 霧の中のX! PokéEnteering! The X in the Mist!
04 Sep Flag XY 42: チームバトル! 殿堂入り決戦!! Team Battle! Competing for the Hall of Fame!!
18 Sep Flag XY 43: マスタータワー! メガシンカの歴史!! The Master Tower! The History of Mega Evolution!!
Jul 28

Pokémon Launches Official World Championships Website, Streaming Schedule Announced, Aegislash

Posted by Sunain | July 28th 2014 at 12:47 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon World Championships, Event Pokémon, Twitch
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The 2014 Pokémon World Championships will take place in Washington D.C., United States on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 and Sunday August 17th, 2014. An official stream will be provided for people to view via Twitch and we will host that stream here on PocketMonsters.net those two days.

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Pokémon Launches Official World Championships Website, Streaming Schedule Announced

The Pokémon Company International has launched its official 2014 Pokémon World Championships website (Pokemon.com/Worlds) for fans to keep up with all the action from the event. Taking place August 16-17 in Washington, DC, the event will be streamed live on the official site via the Twitch.tv/Pokémon Live Player, featuring a full day of select Pokémon TCG and video game matches on Saturday, August 16 and all three divisions, six matches total, of the final Pokémon TCG and video game matches on Sunday, August 17. A full event schedule is below. Pokémon TCG and video game players from more than 30 countries will be battling for scholarships, prizes, and the title of Pokémon World Champion.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
14:00 BST - Opening Ceremony
14:30 BST - 22:00 BST - Pokémon Video Game Streaming
22:00 BST - 1:00 BST - Pokémon TCG Streaming

Sunday, August 17, 2014
14:00 BST - TCG Masters top 4
14:30 BST - 20:00 BST - Pokémon TCG Finals (Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions)
20:00 BST - 23:00 BST - Pokémon Video Game Finals (Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions)
23:00 BST - Closing Ceremony

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/

Get Aegislash!

Get an awesome Aegislash at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships via local wireless distribution! The Lv. 50 Aegislash is well-built for Double Battles, especially because it can use Wide Guard. This move protects Aegwitislash and any allies in play from attacks that target multiple Pokémon per turn. It’s really difficult for Aegislash to learn this move through normal gameplay—it's only available as an Egg Move, and multiple steps are required! The Aegislash distribution will take place on Saturday August 16th, 2014 and Sunday August 17th, 2014. Aegislash is level 50, had the Ability: Stance Change, is holding the Item: Sitrus Berry and knows the Moves: Wide Guard, King's Shield, Shadow Ball and Flash Cannon.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/info/aegislash/

Article edited on 2014-07-28 12:50:23 by Sunain
Jul 25

Pocket Monsters Movie 17 Debuts in First Place

Posted by Sunain | July 25th 2014 at 01:16 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
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Pocket Monsters Movie 17 The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie (破壊の繭とディアンシー) debuted in first place for the weekend of July 19th, 2014. The movie was shown in 357 screens across Japan and ticket sales on 360,190 viewers totaled 559,908,500 yen (5.5million USD). Disney's Maleficent (マレフィセント) took second place and Studio Ghibli's When Marnie was There (思い出のマーニー) was in third place. This is the first time since the 10th Pocket Monsters movie Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai that a Pocket Monsters movie has debuted in first place at the box office in Japan.

According to the results of a questionnaire conducted at the theaters by Toho, there was a male to female viewer ratio of 67%/33% for the movie. By age: 51.2% elementary school age, 12.8% kindergarten and nursery school age and 22.3% in their 30s or more.

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Source: http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2040082/full/

Article edited on 2014-07-25 11:07:20 by Sunain
Jul 25

Play! Pokémon 2015 TCG Season Format Rotation

Posted by Sunain | July 25th 2014 at 01:01 AM EDT
Tags: Video Games, TCG
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The official Pokémon website has announced the Play! Pokémon 2015 Season TCG Format Rotation. The rotation rules go into effect on September 3, 2014 but the 2015 season started on July 14, 2014. Additional expansions become legal three weeks after they are released in the United States.

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Standard Format 2015

The Standard format for the 2015 season will consist of the following expansions:
Black & White Boundaries Crossed, Black and White Plasma Storm, Black and White Plasma Freeze, Black and White Plasma Blast, Black and White Legendary Treasures, XY Kalos Starter Set, XY, XY Flashfire, XY Furious Fists, McDonald’s Collection, Black Star Promo Cards: BW55 and higher, XY01 and higher.

The New Expanded Format for 2015

Starting on September 3, the new Expanded format will be joining the familiar Standard format as a legal option for sanctioned Pokémon TCG events of all sizes. This new format will allow players to use all expansions from Black and White on, so players will have even more options when designing a winning deck! Players should double-check what format is being used before deciding which deck to bring to their local events.

The Expanded format for the 2015 season will consist of the following expansions:
Black and White, Black and White Emerging Powers, Black and White Noble Victories, Black and White Next Destinies, Black and White Dark Explorers, Black and White Dragon Vault, Black and White Dragons Exalted, Black and White Boundaries Crossed, Black and White Plasma Storm, Black and White Plasma Freeze, Black and White Plasma Blast, Black and White Legendary Treasures, XY Kalos Starter Set, XY, XY Flashfire, XY Furious Fists, McDonald’s Collection, Black Star Promo Cards: BW01 and higher, XY01 and higher.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/play-pokemon-2015-season-format-rotation/

Article edited on 2014-07-25 01:02:39 by Sunain
Jul 25

Pokémon Global Link Changes Weekly Maintenance Time

Posted by Sunain | July 25th 2014 at 12:44 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Pokémon X and Y
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The Pokémon Global Link announced that they are changing the Weekly Maintenance Time for the system. This is the normally scheduled downtime and not the extended maintenance that sometimes takes place.

Change in Scheduled Weekly Maintenance Time

Starting on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, the scheduled weekly maintenance time for the Pokémon Global Link will change as follows:

Current:
US: Every Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. EST
UK: Every Monday from 9:00 p.m. until Tuesday at 1:00 a.m. BST

New:
US: Every Monday from 8:00 p.m. until midnight EST
UK: Every Tuesday from 1:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. BST
This will also affect the time that new Rating Battle seasons begin.

Source: http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/53bb11c1-3a44-4563-88d8-0204076ee8a2
Jul 19

Movie 17 Tie-in Campaigns

Posted by Adamant | July 19th 2014 at 04:42 PM EDT
Tags: Movie, Campaign, Pocket Monsters XY
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated with info on a number of upcoming movie tie-in events throughout the last week. Translations follow:

Pokémon Pan X Namco Campaign



A "Pokémon Pan X Namco" Campaign will be held between Friday July 4th and Sunday August 31st!!

If you buy a Pokémon Pan product during this period, you get a chance to receive an original plastic pocket!!

If you take any two "exchange vouchers" included in select Pokémon Pan products to a Namco arcade, you will receive a plastic pocket of your liking! There are 6 different designs in total, and if you assemble three of them together, they'll form a single picture! These plastic pockets are limited in numbers, so make sure to get them quick!!



*The original plastic pockets are exclusively available at Namco arcades.
*Both the plastic pockets and the exchange vouchers are limited in numbers.
*Some arcades will not be participating in this campaign.
*Vouchers may still be found in products purchased after the campaign ends. Please note that these may not be redeemed for plastic pockets at Namco arcades after September 1st.
*Note that vouchers may not be available in certain areas and stores.

There will also be a number of other events at Namco arcades this summer:
Enter the Namco Pokémon Club! The "Get Pokémon with Namco!!" Campaign
Make sure to gain new Pokémon friends!? The "The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon" Streetpass stations are now running

For further information, check the Pokémon Pan X Namco Campaign website


JR West Summer Vacation Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014



The JR West Summer Vacation Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014 will be running from Saturday July 19th until Sunday August 31st!

The Keihanshin area will have one full challenge course throughout this entire period, as well as a secondary course: The "1st Challenge Course" from Saturday July 19th to Sunday August 10th and a "2nd Challenge Course" from Monday August 11th to Sunday August 31st for participants to collect Pokémon stamps in.

The Maizuru Tango area in northern Kyoto will also have a "Seaside Kyoto Course" running the entire period. After collecting the Pokémon stamps in either course, everyone who reports to the Osaka Tennoji Station will receive exclusive JR West Pokémon merchandise.
There will also be an "Osaka Station City Course" surrounding Osaka Station City for you to participate in.
*Those who complete the "Osaka Station City Course" will be eligible to win prizes from a lottery.
Everyone, board the JR West trains and aim for completion!

For further information, see the Jr Odekake Net website.


JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014



This year, the "JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014" will be held from Sunday July 20th to Wednesday August 6th. Aim for the goal by using the rally pamphlet to collect your 6 favorite stamps from the 30 competing stations!
At the goal station, you will receive an "original Pokémon drawstring bag" and a "Pikachu sun visor"!
Further, those who get the stamps from all 30 stations will receive an "all stations cleared" stamp.

Send in the special card stamped with this "all stations cleared" stamp to enter a lottery where 100 winners will receive an "original Pokémon body pillow" and 5 winners will receive a "original Pokémon Movie Nintendo 3DS LL"! Get a pamphlet at one of the main JR East stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area and set out on your stamp collection journey!

For further information, check the JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014 website.

Sources: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1348, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1344 and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1338

Article edited on 2014-07-19 05:21:19 by Adamant
Jul 15

Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observation Deck - Pikachu Cafe Menu

Posted by Sunain | July 15th 2014 at 02:26 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event
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Further details about the Poke'mon the movieXY Exhibit ~Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observation Deck~ (Poke'mon the movieXY展 ~六本木ヒルズ展望台でピカチュウに会おう!~) have been announced. As we reported on last month, the grand exhibition of historical Pokémon movie highlights, from the original "Mewtwo Strikes Back" to the most recent "Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction", will be held at the Roppongi Hills Observation Deck from Saturday July 19th, 2014 until Sunday August 31st, 2014, for 44 days total.

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The Pikachu Cafe menu (「ピカチュウカフェ」メニュー) has been revealed and it features items based specifically on Pikachu. The cafe will be open from 11:00 to 22:00 daily. The full menu listing and photos are posted on our Imageboard.

Pikachu Curry (ピカチュウのカレー)

1,180yen - A Pikachu-shaped ball of turmeric rice, served on beef curry with star-shaped pieces of egg and carrot
pikachu Menu

Monster Ball Omuhayashi (モンスターボールのオムハヤシ)

1,280yen - A monster ball made from equal parts chicken rice and plain white rice, served with a rice-filled omelet and hayashi sauce
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Pikachu Teriyaki Burger (ピカチュウのテリヤキバーガー)

1,080yen - A teriyaki burger with buns shaped like a Pikachu head. The ears are made of corn tortilla
pikachu Menu

Children's Meal (お子様セット)

980yen - A plate with Pikachu-themed fried shrimp, sausage and curry, just like the kids love it.
pikachu Menu

Pikachu Curry Dumpling (ピカチュウのカレーまん)

400yen - A curry dumpling shaped like Pikachu's back. The stripes on the back are Fukujinzuke pickles, the tail is made of corn tortilla.
pikachu Menu

Pikachu Pancakes (ピカチュウパンケーキ)

980yen - Pancakes with Pikachu prints, served with fruit and vanilla ice cream.
pikachu Menu

Pikachu Thunderbolt Parfait (ピカチュウの10まんボルトパフェ)

880yen - A parfait made from mango pudding and fruit. It crackles when you eat it - watch out for Pikachu's Thunderbolt!
pikachu Menu

Monster Ball Dessert Plate (モンスターボールのデザートプレート)

880yen - A monster ball made from raspberry- and yoghurt mousse.
pikachu Menu

Poke'mon the movie XY Exhibition Fruity Floats (Poke'mon the movie XY展 フルーティーフロート)

700yen each - Fruity floats with flavors based on their coloring. There are 6 different types: Harimaron (Kiwi), Diancie (Strawberry), Keromatsu (Blue Orange), Xerneas (Blueberry), Fokko (Orange) and Yveltal (Pomegranate). Each float comes with a coaster matching its taste.
pikachu Menu

Sources: http://www.roppongihills.com/tcv/jp/pokemonten-xy/ and http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/07/15/78609.html

Article edited on 2014-07-15 08:18:20 by Adamant
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