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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. Pokémon the Series also airs every weekday at 4 PM. 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)
Feb 23 2017 Flag SM 15: 爪あとの丘、イワンコとルガルガン!!
Scratchmark Hill, Iwanko and Lugarugan!!
Mar 02 2017 Flag SM 16: 小さな三匹、大きな冒険!!
A Tiny Trio on a Big Adventure!!
Mar 09 2017 Flag SM 17: アローラ探偵ロトム!消えたクリスタルの謎!!
Alola Detective Rotom! The Mystery of the Lost Crystal!!
Mar 16 2017 Flag SM 18: マジィ!?マオのお料理大作戦!!
I-Maji-ne!? Mao's Cooking Operation!!
Mar 23 2017 Flag SM 19: 電撃猛特訓!カプ・コケコとの再戦!!
Intense Electric Shock Training! A Rematch with Kapu-Kokeko!!
Jul 15 2017 Flag Movie 20: きみにきめた!
I Choose You!
Feb 20

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on Drawing Contest

Posted by Adamant | February 20th 2017 at 12:23 AM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie, Sun & Moon
Comments: 0
The official Japanese Movie 20 website has updated with information on the annual movie drawing contest. Translations follow:

Aim to Become a Pokémon Drawing Master! The "Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!" Drawing Contest

Organizer: 10 Shogakukan magazines
Sponsor: Pikachu Project

We're commissioning your Pokémon drawings!
Color in the Pikachu on the drawing form, draw whatever Pokémon and other pictures you want around it, and send it in!

Celebrities are participating as well!
To commemorate the 20th movie,
lots of celebrities are entering the drawing contest this year!
We will present their artwork here on this page!

The Pokémon Drawing Master Prize (1 winner, chosen from the 10 Grand Prize winners)

We will create promotional material for the movie with designs based on your drawing!
Your drawing might be used to promote the movie all over the place!

The Grand Prize (1 winner from each of the 10 magazines, for a total of 10 winners)

*A "Pocket Monsters Sun/Moon Light Blue" Nintendo 2DS + one 3DS "Pokémon" game of your choice
This Nintendo 2DS is a product sold by select stores as a limited product. It may no longer be on sale in stores.
This Nintendo 2DS does not come with the 3DS games "Pocket Monsters Sun" or "Pocket Monsters Moon".
Prize provided by: Pokémon

*Your drawing and your name will be presented in the movie!

The Runner-Up Prize (5 winners from each magazine)

*A Monster Collection Extra: Pikachu Special Set
Please note that this prize is subject to change.
Prize provided by: Takara Tomy

The Lucky Prize (100 winners from each magazine)

*2 of each of the Pocket Monsters Card Game Sun & Moon booster packs "Islands Waiting for You" and "Moonlight of Alola"
Each pack contains 5 cards. The cards are put in at random.
Prize provided by: Pokémon

The Pokémon with You Prize (1 winner from all 10 magazines)

*The winning drawing will be used (for a limited time) as the headmark on a train that will actually run in the Tohoku region.

*Your drawing and your name will be presented in the movie!

For info on the Pokémon with You Train

There are two types of drawing forms.

Form A is included with "Corocoro Comic" and "Shonen Sunday".
Form B is included with "Pokémon Fan", "Kindergartener Magazine", "First Grader Magazine", "TV-kun", "Ciao", "Corocoro Ichiban!" and "Pucchigumi"

You can also apply via "Sunday Web Every"!
If you use "Sunday Web Every", you'll draw completely freeform and can submit your drawing via the Internet!
We start taking such entries March 15th!! A link will be provided!

Submit your entry via these children's magazines from Shogakukan:

Submission rules (read through these with an adult):
Cut out the application form from one of these magazines or download one and print it out, fill in all necessary fields, then send it in:
The submissions must have arrived by Saturday April 15th

Pokémon Fan issue 52, on sale February 20th
Corocoro Ichiban April issue, on sale February 21st
Kindergartener April issue, on sale March 1st
First Grader April issue, on sale March 1st
TV-kun April issue, on sale March 1st
Ciao April issue, on sale March 3rd
Corocoro Comic April issue, on sale March 15th
Pucchigumi April issue, on sale March 15th
Shonen Sunday issue 16/2017, on sale March 15th

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/illust_contest/

Article edited on 2017-02-20 02:16:56 by Adamant
Feb 17

Splash! Magikarp (はねろ!コイキング)

Posted by Sunain | February 17th 2017 at 04:08 AM EST
Tags: Android, Apple iOS
Comments: 0

A new Pokémon app for Apple iOS and Android has been announced and it is called Splash! Magikarp (はねろ!コイキング). The app is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2017 and it is being developed by SELECT BUTTON inc. A website has launched for the app but only teaser information was posted.


Source: http://www.apppokemon.com/koiking/

Article edited on 2017-02-17 04:11:34 by Sunain
Feb 17

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.57.2 for Android and 1.27.2 for iOS

Posted by Sunain | February 17th 2017 at 03:45 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Android, Apple iOS, Patches, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has posted the patch notes for Pokémon GO which has been updated to version 0.57.2 for Android and 1.27.2 for iOS.

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.57.2 for Android and 1.27.2 for iOS

Trainers, Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.57.2 for Android and 1.27.2 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

  • Over 80 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region can be caught.
  • Gender-specific variations of select Pokémon can be caught.
  • Added new encounter mechanics.
  • Added Poké Ball and Berry selection carousels to the encounter screen.
  • Added two new Berries.
  • Added new avatar outfit and accessory options.
  • Added new night-mode map and encounter music.
  • Added bonus Candies for catching Evolved Pokémon.
  • Implemented Apple Watch connection stability improvement.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Minor text fixes.

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/ver-update-021617
Feb 16

ARTFX J Serena with Fokko

Posted by Sunain | February 16th 2017 at 11:35 AM EST
Tags: Merchandise, YouTube, X and Y, Pocket Monsters XY
Comments: 0
A new figure has been announced that is part of the Pokémon Figure Series. ARTFX J Serena with Fokko was revealed on February 14th, 2017 for pre-order in Japan. It is the third figure in the series with Red and Haruka already released. High resolution pictures of this figure have been added to an Imageboard thread.


ARTFX J Serena with Fokko

Release Month: July 2017
Scale: 1/8
Product Size Serena: Total height of about 195 mm (including pedestal)
Product Size Fokko: Total height of about 55 mm
Price: 8,500 yen (excluding tax)
Product Material: PVC painted / ABS

YouTube - ARTFX J Serena with Fokko PV

Source: http://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/product/product-0000002389/

Article edited on 2017-02-16 11:36:52 by Sunain
Feb 16

Niantic Announces New Partnerships for Pokémon GO

Posted by Sunain | February 16th 2017 at 10:27 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced multiple partnerships around the world for Pokémon GO including Unibail-Rodamco Shopping Centers in Europe and Ito En in Japan and Tully's Coffee are now official partners.


Stay Warm While Playing Pokémon GO This Winter at Unibail-Rodamco Shopping Centers in Europe

Trainers, Finding Pokémon this winter in Europe just got a little easier! Starting February 18, we’re adding new PokéStops and Gyms across 58 shopping and destination centers in 10 European countries with our first European partner, Unibail-Rodamco.

Between 10 – 15 new PokéStops and Gyms will be added to public spaces, social hubs, and public art at each of the destination centers. Trainers will not only be able to keep warm in the cold winter months while playing Pokémon GO, but also add a fun, social, and dynamic addition to their shopping experience.

We recognize and appreciate their leadership in developing unique and innovative social hubs that promote a friendly atmosphere and a sense of community. Because of this, Unibail-Rodamco, Europe’s largest listed commercial property company, is a particularly fitting partnership for Pokémon GO.

To celebrate this partnership, on February 18th Unibail-Rodamco will be hosting Pokémon GO events at 20 locations throughout Europe. These events will have include a contest to find Pokémon around each location, lures which will be active the whole day at each location and other events. You won’t want to miss this! The following is a list of the 20 locations that will be participating:
  • Vienna, Austria—Donau Zentrum
  • Prague, Czech Republic—Centrum Černý Most
  • Copenhagen, Denmark—Fisketorvet
  • Paris, France—Les 4 Temps I Forum des Halles I Velizy 2 I Aeroville
  • Lyon, France—La Part-Dieu
  • Nice, France—Polygone Riviera
  • Lille, France—Euralille
  • Berlin, Germany—Gropius Passagen
  • Munich, Germany—Pasing Arcaden
  • Oberhausen, Germany—CentrO
  • Leipzig, Germany—Höfe am Brühl
  • Warsaw, Poland—Arkadia
  • Barcelona, Spain—La Maquinista
  • Madrid, Spain—Parquesur
  • Valencia, Spain—Bonaire
  • Stockholm, Sweden—Mall of Scandinavia
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands—Stadshart Amstelveen
Get up, go out, and experience the fun of Pokémon GO together!

List of all 58 Unibail-Rodamco locations

  • Vienna, Austria—Donau Zentrum I Shopping City Süd
  • Prague, Czech Republic—Centrum Černý Most I Centrum Chodov
  • Copenhagen, Denmark—Fisketorvet
  • Paris, France—Les 4 Temps I Forum des Halles I Velizy 2 I Parly 2 I Aeroville I Rosny 2 I So Ouest I Carré Sénart I CNIT I Ulis 2 I Carrousel Du Louvre I Les Boutiques Du Palais
  • Dijon, France—Toison d'Or
  • Lyon, France—La Part-Dieu I Confluence
  • Nice, France—Polygone Riviera
  • Rennes, France—Alma
  • Lille, France—Euralille I Villenueve 2
  • Oberhausen, Germany—CentrO
  • Bochum, Germany—Ruhr Park
  • Munich, Germany—Pasing Arcaden
  • Leipzig, Germany—Paunsdorf Center I Höfe am Brühl
  • Berlin, Germany—Gropius Passagen
  • Mönchengladbach, Germany—Minto
  • Recklinghausen, Germany—Palais Vest
  • Gera, Germany—Gera Arcaden
  • Almere, Netherlands—Citymall Almere
  • Amstelveen, Netherlands—Stadshart Amstelveen
  • Zoetermeer, Netherlands—Stadshart Zoetermeer
  • Leidschendam, Netherlands—Winkelcentrum Leidsenhage
  • Warsaw, Poland—Arkadia I Galeria Mokotow I Galeria Wilenska
  • Wroclaw, Poland—Wroclavia
  • Bratislava, Slovakia—Aupark
  • Barcelona, Spain—La Maquinista I Splau I Barnasud I Glòries
  • Madrid, Spain—Parquesur I Equinoccio Park
  • Valencia, Spain—Bonaire
  • St. Sebastian, Spain—Garbera
  • Badajoz, Spain—El Faro
  • Cadiz, Spain—Bahia Sur
  • Valladolid, Spain—Vallsur
  • Sevilla, Spain—Los Arcos
  • Stockholm, Sweden—Täby Centrum I Mall Of Scandinavia I Nacka Forum I Solna Centrum

Ito En and Tully's Coffee Official Partners of

On February 10th, 2017, Niantic announced that Ito En in Japan and Tully's Coffee had signed an agreement to be Official Partners of Pokémon GO and that over 2000 locations would become PokéStops or Gyms, 1,800 vending machines and 200 Tully's Coffee locations.



Sources: https://www.itoen.co.jp/news/detail/id=24845 and

Article edited on 2017-02-16 10:30:16 by Sunain
Feb 15

Johto Pokémon coming to Pokémon Go / Trading, Real-world Events and PvP Battling Later in 2017

Posted by Sunain | February 15th 2017 at 10:54 AM EST
Tags: Interview, Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced numerous updates are coming to Pokémon Go in 2017 starting with Johto Pokémon coming to the game later this week. In an interview with Niantic CEO John Hanke, Waypoint confirmed that Trading, Real-world Events and PvP Battling will hopefully be added to the game later in 2017.

YouTube - Johto Pokémon coming to Pokémon Go

Our World Is Expanding—Over 80 More Pokémon and New Features Are Coming!

Trainers, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here! Starting later this week, you’ll have the opportunity to catch more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. We’ve also implemented some new features to enhance your Pokémon GO experience.

Additional Pokémon: More than 80 Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, as well as Pokémon with gender-specific variations, will start rolling out in Pokémon GO.

New Evolutions: There are now more opportunities to evolve your Pokémon in Pokémon GO than ever before. Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will soon be able to evolve—into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region! Be on the lookout for new Evolution items at PokéStops, which you’ll need to evolve some Pokémon.

New Encounter Gameplay: When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, don’t be surprised if they react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them. You’ll also notice the addition of new item carousels that allow you to select Berries and Poké Balls directly from the encounter screen. Hone your skills and catch those elusive Pokémon!

New Berries: Pokémon enjoy eating Berries, and you’ll have the opportunity to get two new Berries by spinning the Photo Disc at PokéStops—Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries! Giving a Pokémon a Nanab Berry will slow its movements, making it easier to catch. The Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy you’ll receive if your next catch attempt succeeds.

New Avatars and an Expanded Wardrobe: Now you’ll be able to give your avatar a complete upgrade! Customize your look with a whole new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items.

Be sure to use the hashtag #PokemonGO on Twitter to share your experiences as you explore your local neighborhoods with family and friends. We can’t wait to see the Pokémon you catch!

Sources: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/johto-pokemon and https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/day-one-success-and-server-distress-discussing-pokemon-go-with-niantics-john-hanke


Game Update Welcomes Pokémon Originally Discovered in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver Video Games and Introduces Updated Encounter Gameplay, Evolution Options, New Berries and Expanded Avatar Items

San Francisco—Feb. 15, 2017—Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International announced an additional 80 Pokémon will begin to appear in Pokémon GO later this week. These include Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region from the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, including Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile. Trainers will encounter these Pokémon “in the wild” as they embark on adventures and explore their neighborhoods and cities to catch Pokémon. In addition to Pokémon that will appear in the game for the first time, the latest update introduces new gameplay mechanics for Trainers to master, including new encounter gameplay, new Evolution items, two new Berries, and expanded outfit and accessory options for their Trainer avatars.

“Today is a momentous occasion for Pokémon GO as we welcome more Pokémon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for the passionate global community of Trainers playing the game,” said John Hanke, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Niantic, Inc. “Pokémon GO is a live experience which we’ll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come.”

“With Pokémon GO, The Pokémon Company endeavored to create a compelling game based on the concept of encountering and catching Pokémon in the real world,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, The Pokémon Company International. “The amazing response to Pokémon GO by millions of existing and new Pokémon fans around the world is remarkable. We’re thrilled to keep the adventure going by welcoming these Pokémon to this engaging new way of experiencing the fun of the Pokémon brand.”

With the latest Pokémon GO game update, new Pokémon evolution options will give players the ability to use new Evolution items to evolve their Pokémon into ones that were originally discovered in the Johto region. While catching Pokémon, Trainers can use two new Berries—the Nanab Berry, which slows a Pokémon’s movements, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of Candy received if the next catch attempt succeeds. Trainers will also be able to customize their avatar’s appearance with a new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items. Additional items will be available for purchase from the in-game Pokémon GO shop.

Article edited on 2017-02-15 08:41:06 by Sunain

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