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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)
Jun 28 2018 Flag SM 80: サンドの嵐!氷穴のダブルバトル!!
A Sand's Storm! An Ice Hole Double Battle!!
Jul 05 2018 Flag SM 81: アローラの若き炎!ロイヤルサトシ誕生!!
The Young Flame of Alola! The Birth of Royal Satoshi!!
Jul 13 2018 Flag Movie 21: みんなの物語
Everyone's Story
Jul 23 2018 Flag SMUA 19: Acting True to Form!
The Dark Nyarth is an Alola Nyarth!?
Jul 30 2018 Flag SMUA 20: Pushing the Fiery Envelope!
Burn with Passion, Nyabby! Down with Gaogaen!!
Aug 06 2018 Flag SMUA 21: Turning Heads and Training Hard!
Satoshi and Nagetukesaru! A Touchdown of Friendship!!
Jun 19

Pokémon Sun & Moon Celestial Storm TCG Expansion

Posted by Sunain | June 19th 2018 at 09:38 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release
Comments: 0


The Pokémon Company International today announced Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching across the UK on 3 August 2018.

The season of emerald storms is nearly upon us, and with it a tumultuous battle between Pokémon and creatures from Ultra Space. The lineup for Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm includes several new Pokémon-GX: Articuno-GX, Blaziken-GX, Scizor-GX, Stakataka-GX and Rayquaza-GX, alongside new Prism Star cards featuring Latios, Latias and Jirachi.

The Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm expansion will feature:

Over 160 cards, including:
  • 3 new Prism Star cards
  • 11 Pokémon-GX
  • 27 Trainer cards
Each booster pack will include:
  • 10 cards from the expansion, including at least 1 rare card, plus 1 basic Energy card

Article edited on 2018-06-19 09:40:16 by Sunain
Jun 18

Make Way for Friends, Trading, and Gifting in Pokémon GO!

Posted by Sunain | June 18th 2018 at 11:30 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced that new features will be coming to Pokémon GO and they include: Friends, Trading, and Gifting. Further details are below in the press release.


Make Way for Friends, Trading, and Gifting in Pokémon GO!

Trainers, We’re excited to share brand-new ways to interact with your friends in Pokémon GO! The Friends feature will start rolling out to Trainers later this week, allowing you to connect with your real-life friends and keep track of their adventures in Pokémon GO. You’ll be able to send them items, earn bonuses—and even trade Pokémon!

In order to add a friend in Pokémon GO, you must first ask them to share their Trainer Code with you. To invite a Trainer to become your friend, simply enter their Trainer Code and then send them a request. If they accept, you’ll become friends, and you’ll see them in your Friends List.

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Trainer Profile / Friends List

When you spin a Photo Disc at a PokéStop or Gym, you have a chance of receiving a special Gift. Although you can’t open the Gifts you receive from PokéStops, you can send them to a friend on your Friend List. Inside the Gift will be a stash of helpful items, which your friend will receive along with a postcard showing where you picked up your Gift. Gifts can also include a special surprise: an Egg that, when hatched, will contain an Alolan form of a Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region!

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Gift / Open a Gift / Send a Gift / Gift Postcard

When you send a Gift to a friend or participate in a raid or Gym battle with them, you can increase your Friendship Level. As your Friendship Level builds, you’ll then unlock bonuses when you play together. For example, when you and a Great Friend participate in a Gym battle or Raid Battle together, you can earn an Attack bonus to give your Pokémon an edge! You can increase your Friendship Level once per day per friend.

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Good Friend / Great Friend / Ultra Friend / Best Friend

You can also build your Friendship Level by trading Pokémon with a friend. If you’re near a friend and have a Trainer Level of 10 or higher, you can trade Pokémon you’ve caught with that friend. Completing a trade earns a bonus Candy for the Pokémon you’ve traded away, and that bonus can increase if the Pokémon you traded were caught in locations far apart from each other! All trades are powered by Stardust, and some trades require more Stardust than others. As you build your Friendship Level with the friend you are trading with, you’ll find that you can complete the trade with much less Stardust.

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Trading with Friends / Trade with Stardust / Special Trade / Candy Bonuses / Pokémon CP and HP in Trade

Certain Pokémon, such as a Legendary Pokémon, a Shiny Pokémon, or a Pokémon not currently in your Pokédex, require a Special Trade to complete, so keep that in mind before trading away that golden Magikarp! Special Trades can only occur once per day with a Great Friend or Best Friend, and it often requires a lot of Stardust to complete a Special Trade. Special Trades are a great way to show a friend how much you care!

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Trade Details / Normal Trade / Special Trade / Special Trade with Best Friend

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/friendsandtrading/

Article edited on 2018-06-18 11:44:51 by Sunain
Jun 17

2025 Japan World Expo - Pokémon Helps Celebrate Diversity

Posted by Sunain | June 17th 2018 at 04:47 PM EDT
Tags: YouTube
Comments: 0

The 2025 Japan World Expo - Osaka, Kansai, Japan is currently in the bidding process to take place in Yumeshima, Osaka, May 3rd, 2025 until November 3rd, 2025. The theme of the 2025 world expo for Japan's bid is Designing Future Society for Our Lives with a subtopic of How to Lead a Healthy Life in a Diverse Manner Sustainable Socioeconomic Systems. Over 28 million people from around the world are expected to attend the expo in Japan. Currently, Baku, Azerbaijan, Osaka, Japan and Yekaterinburg, Russia are in the bidding for the 2025 world expo.

To help promote the expo and the bidding process, the expo committee has teamed up with Pokémon to help make people aware of it. The Government of Japan and the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee jointly made their third presentation before member countries of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) attending the BIE General Assembly held in Paris on June 13, 2018, as a part of the bid to host the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai Region.

Pokémon Expo Type Check


The 2025 Japan World Expo has launched a Pokémon Expo Type Check site. Visitors to the site can find out which Expo type they are and receive a Pokémon-themed supporter's certificate.

Shoko-tan and Nicole Fujita are featured prominently on the site as "Professors". They also made an appearance at a press conference to promote Pokémon's role in helping to win the bid for Japan.

YouTube Clip - Video clip for Japan’s concept for the exposition

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Press Conference featuring Shoko-tan and Nicole Fujita

Sources: https://pokemon-expo2025.jp/ and https://www.expo2025-osaka-japan.jp/en/

Article edited on 2018-06-17 05:05:40 by Sunain
Jun 16

Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 - Global Research, Pokémon Sightings and More

Posted by Sunain | June 16th 2018 at 09:38 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced some more details of the upcoming Pokémon GO events that are part of the 2018 Summer Tour. Below are the unlock rewards.

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Dortmund- June 30th to July 1st - Rewards run from July 2nd to 9th
Safari Zone - Complete 100,000 Research Tasks - Catch EXP Increase
Europe - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Raid EXP Increase
Americas - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Hatch EXP Increase
Asia Pacific - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Lucky Eggs last 1 hour

Pokémon GO Fest 2018 Chicago- July 14th and 15th = Rewards run from July 16th to 23rd
GO Fest - Complete 100,000 Research Tasks - Catch Candy Increase
Europe - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Hatch Candy Increase
Americas - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Egg distance decrease
Asia Pacific - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Raid Candy Increase

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Yokosuka - Late Summer
Yokosuka Safari Zone - Complete 100,000 Research Tasks - Catch Stardust Increase
Europe - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Star Piece Last 1 Hour
Americas - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Hatch Stardust Increase
Asia Pacific - Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks - Raid Stardust Increase

Global Research, Pokémon Sightings, and More Coming During Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018!

As Trainers from all over the world participate in live events during Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018, we’re happy to bring amazing in-game opportunities for Trainers everywhere!

Take a look at some of the exciting things coming up on our calendar.

Professor Willow’s Global Challenge

Professor Willow needs your help! On the weekends of our special live events, Trainers from all over the world will be tasked to complete Professor Willow’s Global Challenge! The challenge is simple: complete Field Research tasks!

For the purposes of this challenge, the global community will be split into four parts: The Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; the Asia-Pacific region; and the main research site itself. Each area will have to complete a set number of Field Research tasks, and if the goals are met, Trainers everywhere will be able to enjoy some amazing bonuses.

There will be three opportunities to complete these Field Research goals throughout the summer, so get ready to work together! At the end of each event, if all goals are met for each area, an even bigger bonus will be unlocked, so stay tuned for more information on this exciting reward!

We’ll let the Professor explain it in his own words:

Thanks so much for your help in gathering important Field Research. Your amazing contributions have already furthered my work, and I have a feeling that at the end of this challenge, something amazing will happen! I wonder what it could be...

I’ve put together this handy chart to help track your progress:


So best of luck, Trainers, and I hope you enjoy my challenge! I can’t wait to see what you’ll find. Time to get up and GO!

—Prof. W.

Thanks, Professor! Trainers, we can’t wait to see you out in the field. Get ready to do some research!

Get Ready for Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Dortmund!

The first event in Professor Willow’s Research Challenge will occur in Dortmund, Germany, during the Safari Zone event. While there is plenty to do in the Dortmund area during this free event, such as encountering Unown and Corsola throughout beautiful Westfalenpark and exciting Raid Battles happening around the city, Trainers worldwide will be able to join in the fun!

In addition to completing Field Research tasks provided by Professor Willow, Trainers all over the world will see increased appearances of the Grass- and Poison-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, Roselia! Perhaps you’ll have a chance at catching a Shiny Roselia sprouting purple flowers.

So mark your calendars for June 30 and July 1 to take advantage of this cool celebration!

Celebrate Pokémon GO Fest around the World!

Pokémon GO Fest 2018 on July 14 and 15 will be the next stop for fun! Trainers without a ticket to the event won’t be able to see any Pokémon or PokéStops in Lincoln Park, but Trapinch, Feebas, and other Pokémon featured in the habitats of Pokémon GO Fest will appear more frequently all over the world during that weekend.

The Cheering Pokémon, Plusle and Minun, will also appear more frequently worldwide as Trainers complete themed Field Research tasks. Catching Plusle and Minun will result in bonus Stardust, and lucky Trainers might even discover their Shiny versions!

The Alolan forms of Diglett and Geodude will be in on the fun, too. Beginning that weekend Alolan Diglett and Alolan Geodude will be appearing globally for the first time in Pokémon GO. Don’t miss the chance to encounter the unique forms of these Pokémon.

There will be so much to do on the weekend of Pokémon GO Fest, you won’t want to miss it!

Even More Awaits…

Trainers, even more surprises are coming. Keep an eye out for news as we get closer to each event and stay tuned as we continue to announce late-summer events and more!

So get out there and GO!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/summergameplay2018/

Article edited on 2018-06-16 09:39:12 by Sunain
Jun 15

Movie 21 Website Updates with Announcement of Tie-In Social Media Campaign

Posted by Adamant | June 15th 2018 at 11:01 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

The Everyone's "Pokémon Story" Commission


Post your thoughts after watching "Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story"
and your memories of Pokémon
to Twitter/Instagram
with the hashtags #ポケモン and #みんなの物語

1) Follow the official "Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story" Twitter account (@pokemon_movie)
2) Post your thoughts after watching the movie and your memories of Pokémon, using the hashtags #ポケモン and #みんなの物語.
*Please watch out for spoilers.
3) Please note that the comments and photos you post may be published on the official movie site.

How to participate:
To participate, you'll need a Twitter or Instagram account.
Posts without the specified hashtags (#ポケモン #みんなの物語) will be ignored.
If you use Twitter to post, please follow the official "Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story" Twitter account (@pokemon_movie). Also, make sure to set your tweets to "Public" before posting.
If you use Instagram to post, please make sure to set your account to "Public" before you post.

It may take time before your post is included in the campaign.
The photos/video/etc you post may be used on this website, other types of movie promotions, etc. Compensation and exploitation rights do not apply in these instances.
Please note that if the organizers decide a picture/video is inappropriate, it will not be published here, or if it is already published, it may be removed without further notice. We do also not have any obligations to explain our reasons or answer inquires regarding the refusal to use a photo/video if this happens.
Submitted photos, video and text will be quoted from Twitter and Instagram. We are thus able to freely edit photos and video before publishing them.
Photos and video must be owned by the poster themselves.
The organizers will bear no responsibility in case of receiving inquires, complaints, injunctions or compensation claims from third parties regarding posted photos or video, and the poster themselves will have to handle and settle all related expenses and responsibilities.
The organizers will bear no responsibility for any damage suffered by the participants due to the creation, posting or use by the organizer of photos or video for any reason (except in case of willful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of the organizers).
Depending on equipment or circumstances, the site may not function.

This campaign utilizes services provided by other companies. For this reason, failures and errors not attributable to this company may occur.
We do not accept inquiries regarding selection methods, confirmation on whether a submitted entry has been accepted, or questions regarding anyone's winner status.
This campaign is not connected to Twitter Inc. or Facebook, Inc.
This campaign is subject to change without notice.
We are not responsible for any damages caused by the campaign's interruption or cancellation.

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

Article edited on 2018-06-15 12:06:49 by Sunain
Jun 15

Toho Announces Adult-Only Pre-Screenings of Movie 21

Posted by Adamant | June 15th 2018 at 10:21 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
Comments: 0
Toho's website has announced a special pre-screening of "Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story". Translations follow:

Adults-only Pre-screenings of "Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story" are Going to be Held in 5 Big Cities All Across Japan!

Adults-only pre-screenings of the all new Pokémon movie "Everyone's Story" are going to be held in 5 big cities all across Japan!
In order to commemorate the premiere of "Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story",
we'll be holding an adults-only pre-screening in 5 big cities all across Japan.
Since this pre-screening of only for those over 18, people from the generation
that used to be crazy about Pokémon in the past are warmly welcome as well.
You are all cordially invited to apply!


Date and time:
Tuesday July 10th
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm
Nissho Hall
(2-9-16 Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo)
Number of invitees:
350 groups of 2, for a total of 700.
Click here to enter the raffle for the Tokyo screening


Date and time:
Monday July 9th
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm
International Conference Hall, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(2-8 Honmachi-bashi, Chuo, Osaka)
Number of invitees:
150 groups of 2, for a total of 300.
Click here to enter the raffle for the Osaka screening


Date and time:
Monday July 9th
Doors open at 6:40pm, movie starts at 7pm
109 Cinemas Nagoya
(Market Square Sasashima, 4-60-14 Hiraike-cho, Nakamura, Nagoya)
Number of invitees:
50 groups of 2, for a total of 100.
Click here to enter the raffle for the Nagoya screening


Date and time:
Tuesday July 10th
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm
T-Joy Hakata
(9F, JR Hakata City, 1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata, Fukuoka)
Number of invitees:
100 groups of 2, for a total of 200.
Click here to enter the raffle for the Fukuoka screening


Date and time:
Monday July 9th
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm
Sapporo Plaza 2-5
(5-chome, Minami 2-jonishi, Chuo, Sapporo)
Number of invitees:
100 groups of 2, for a total of 200.
Click here to enter the raffle for the Sapporo screening

Please note:
*Only those over the age of 18 will be allowed in to the adult-only pre-screening.
*The event may be canceled due to weather etc.
*Applications done for resale or transferring purposes will be refused.
*On the day of the screening, we will verify that attendants are the winners by checking their ID. Please bring an ID with a photo if you have one; if you don't, please bring two pieces of ID that can be used to verify your name. This goes for both the winners themselves and those accompanying them. For further info on IDs, go here.
*If the organizers conclude they can not verify the identity of either the winner themselves or the person accompanying them, or if the organizers declare the written invitation is being misused, you will not be able to attend the screening.
*Once you have entered the raffle, you will not be able to change who is to accompany you to the screening if you win. Please enter the personal details of someone you know can accompany you on that day. Also, if you are being accompanied to the screening, make sure both of you come to the ticket counter together.
*If one person submits multiple raffle entries through this site, or if a second entry is submitted by swapping the names of the entrant and the person accompanying them, we will consider this multiple entries and you will not be eligible for winning.

Source: http://info.toho.co.jp/18poke_otona/top.html

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