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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)
Jul 26 2018 Flag SM 83: サトシ、ちいさくなる
Satoshi Becomes Tiny
Aug 02 2018 Flag SM 84: 家族のカタチ、ベベノムのキモチ!
The Shape of Family: Bevenom's Feelings!
Aug 06 2018 Flag SMUA 21: Turning Heads and Training Hard!
Satoshi and Nagetukesaru! A Touchdown of Friendship!!
Aug 09 2018 Flag SM 85: トンデノボッテ、ツンデツンデ!
Leap 'n' Climb: Tundetunde!
Jul 20

Let's Go! Cup (Let’s Go! ピカチュウ・Let’s Go! イーブイ)

Posted by Sunain | July 20th 2018 at 09:51 AM EDT
Tags: Online Tournament, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The Let's Go! Cup (Let’s Go! ピカチュウ・Let’s Go! イーブイ) online competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced on the Pokémon Global Link website. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

Let's Go! Cup

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Information
Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, August 2nd, 2018, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, August 5th, 2018, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: August 2018
Player divisions: This competition does not have age divisions.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: Eligible Pokémon are limited to National Pokédex No. 25 and No. 133.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive a mobile-sized wallpaper featuring the Pokémon that was selected to battle the most times during the competition. To qualify, players must complete at least one battle.
Description
The two stars of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are getting together this summer for a fun Online Competition. In the Let's Go! Cup, only these two famous Pokémon will be eligible to participate. Choose which Pokémon you want and head into battle to reach the top of the leaderboards!
Competition Rules
• Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter are permitted.
• Items are permitted.
• Register one of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• A 5-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 30 seconds to select a move. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make a selection for the player.
• Players may battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Sources: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/9523f814-8dd2-49d4-96db-439f588ddaf0 and
Jul 20

Pokémon GO - Three-Strike Discipline Policy

Posted by Sunain | July 20th 2018 at 09:42 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has published the Three-Strike Discipline Policy for players of Pokémon GO that have been found to be cheating. Full details are posted below.

Pokémon GO - Three-Strike Discipline Policy

At Niantic, we strive to create a friendly and fair gameplay experience for all players. As part of that commitment, we enforce a three-strike policy against cheating. This policy may provide offenders with a series of disciplinary actions that gradually increase in severity and provide multiple opportunities to change their behavior. If offenders reform their ways, they are welcomed back into the game. However, if offenders continue cheating, they will be permanently removed from the game in accordance with the Pokémon GO Terms of Service.

For the purposes of this policy, we define cheating as behaviors that violate the Pokémon GO Terms of Service and Trainer Guidelines, such as falsifying location (GPS location spoofing) and accessing Pokémon GO clients or backends in an unauthorized manner, including through the use of third-party software or add-ons.

A strike serves as a warning. Everyone can make mistakes. That’s why we have created this policy to enable offenders to learn from their mistakes and change their ways. If you have been issued a strike, don’t ignore it. Take action to ensure that you do not commit any further transgressions. If you believe that your account was compromised or hacked, please see this article for tips on securing your account.

Keep in mind that offenders are not always offered three strikes. Some misbehaviors may result in immediate account termination without prior warning.

Strike 1: Warning

Disciplinary actions: If this strike is issued, you will see a warning message within the Pokémon GO app informing you that we have detected cheating on your account.

In addition to this warning, your gameplay experience may be degraded in the following ways for the duration of the warning:

  • You may not be able to encounter rare Pokémon in the wild. These Pokémon may not appear on the map or on the Nearby Pokémon tracker.
  • You may be excluded from receiving new EX Raid Passes.

Duration: This strike will last for approximately 7 days. After this period, your gameplay experience will fully be restored.

Strike 2: Suspension

Disciplinary actions: If your account is issued a second strike, you will temporarily lose access to your Pokémon GO account. When attempting to log into the game, you’ll be presented with a message stating that your account is suspended. You will not be able to bypass this message.

Duration: This strike will last for approximately 30 days. After that period, your account access will be restored.

Strike 3: Termination

Disciplinary actions: If you receive the first and second strikes and continue to cheat, your account will be permanently banned.

Duration: Permanent

Appealing your punishment

If you believe your account has been terminated in error, you may appeal the termination. We will respond to your appeal after a complete investigation of your account. Please note that due to the high level of accuracy in our detection systems, very few terminations are ever overturned.

Source: https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001743487-Three-Strike-Discipline-Policy
Jul 16

Pokémon World Championships 2018 - Event Pokémon Distribution - Meloetta

Posted by Sunain | July 16th 2018 at 05:00 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon World Championships, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The official Pokémon website has announced that Meloetta will be distributed to players of Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon who are attending the Pokémon World Championships 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States on August 24th, 2018 through August 26th, 2018.

Meloetta

Get the Melody Pokémon Meloetta at Worlds

The Mythical Pokémon Meloetta will raise its voice in Nashville this August at the Pokémon World Championships! Nashville is famous for the many talented musicians whose names were made there, making it the perfect place for Meloetta to take the stage. All Pokémon World Championship attendees can get a performance-ready Meloetta holding a Metronome and knowing a full set of musical moves. This is a momentous event, as Meloetta is the first Mythical Pokémon to be given out as a Pokémon World Championship event.

If you're attending the Pokémon World Championships on August 24–26 and want to add this special Meloetta to your Pokémon collection, remember to bring your system in the Nintendo 3DS family and your copy of Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon. You can get only one Meloetta per game. Meloetta will be available outside of the main event hall, so you don't need a Worlds entry badge to receive the Pokémon.

Look for signs at the Pokémon World Championships for distribution times and instructions on how to get Meloetta. Meloetta

Level: 50
Ability: Serene Grace
Held Item: Metronome
Moves: Celebrate, Relic Song, Round, Sing

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/pokemon-distribution/

Article edited on 2018-07-16 05:02:01 by Sunain
Jul 16

Pokémon GO Fest - Chicago 2018 Statistics

Posted by Sunain | July 16th 2018 at 04:47 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Pokémon GO Fest - Chicago 2018 took place on July 14th and July 15th, 2018 in beautiful Lincoln Park. After a disastrous Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago in 2017, Niantic was able to recover from that failure to be able to put on a decent event for players in Chicago.

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Pokémon GO Fest - Chicago 2018 Statistics

  • 21,000 Trainers attended Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago
  • Event attendees walked an average of more than 6 kilometers
  • 180,000 Trainers participating in the surrounding Chicago area
  • Tens of millions of Trainers all over the world participated in the Professor Willow’s Global Challenge

Thank You for an Incredible Pokémon GO Fest, Chicago!

Wow, what an amazing weekend! Thank you so much to the 21,000 Trainers who attended Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, USA, the 180,000 Trainers participating in the surrounding Chicago area, and the tens of millions of Trainers all over the world who took part in Professor Willow’s Global Challenge! Event attendees walked an average of more than 6 kilometers, completing an average of 36 research tasks and catching an average of 350 Pokémon on July 14 and 15 in beautiful Lincoln Park.

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Trainers enjoyed a 1.8-mile curated walking path, featuring four dynamic habitats filled with more than 50 species of Pokémon. In addition to the Cheering Pokémon, Plusle and Minun, appearing throughout the event, Trainers encountered Pokémon such as Ludicolo, Torkoal, and Metagross while completing important research tasks on their way to discovering the Mythical Pokémon Celebi. Team tents were buzzing with activity, including photo opportunities and fun contests. Outside of the park, the City of Chicago lit up with exciting Raid Battles to keep the fun going.

Even a little rain or the heat of the afternoon sun couldn’t stop the thousands of Trainers from enthusiastically exploring, snapping AR photos among the cacti of the desert habitat or the periodic snow storms in the glacial habitat. Trainers congratulated each other on completing important research tasks and catching the Shiny forms of Pokémon. And cheers continually echoed throughout the park from team tents, where games and music helped attendees let loose. The mood was infectious all weekend. The feelings of courtesy, kindness, and togetherness never left Lincoln Park, even as Trainers filed out at the end of Sunday’s journey.

But that’s not all! Trainers around the world once again showed their dedication to completing the Global Challenge. No matter which team you’re on or where you live, you’ll be able to access all related bonuses for your success during Pokémon GO Fest. Until July 23, you’ll be able to enjoy double the usual Candy when catching Pokémon, double Candy when hatching Eggs, and a guaranteed Rare Candy during raids! Plus, all Eggs will hatch in half the distance, including 7 km Eggs that hatch Alolan form Pokémon!

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In addition to these amazing bonuses, the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos will be available in Raid Battles around the world during Zapdos Day on July 21. If you’re lucky, you may be able to encounter Shiny Zapdos! See below for event hours in your region:

The Asia-Pacific region: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. JST (GMT +9)
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. UTC (GMT +0)
The Americas and Greenland: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

When you spin a Photo Disc at a Gym, you’ll receive a Raid Pass up to five times starting when the event kicks off in the Asia-Pacific region. Make it a day to remember by supporting your fellow Trainers, and remember to abide by all local laws, and leave your community better than you found it!

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The enthusiasm today was amazing, and we can’t wait to see how you come together and complete the final leg of the Global Challenge on August 29 – September 2 during the Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan. If all goes well and the tasks are completed, a special Ultra Bonus will be unlocked!

Get ready for more fun ahead, and we hope that you have an incredible time participating in Zapdos Day.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/globalchallenge-gofest/

Article edited on 2018-07-16 04:51:29 by Sunain
Jul 16

Pokémon Trading Card Game Prices Increase 10% in Canada Due to Unjustified Retaliatory Tariff

Posted by Sunain | July 16th 2018 at 12:02 PM EDT
Tags: TCG
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has imposed unjustified retaliatory tariffs on the United States on many imported products into Canada. As a result, a 10% playing cards tariff came into effect on July 1st, 2018. This puts Canadian Pokémon TCG players at a competitive disadvantage with the increased price on the already unnecessarily expensive imported TCG cards for upcoming sets such as: Sun & Moon Celestial Storm and Dragon Majesty. Most retailers in Canada are now currently selling a Pokémon TCG 10 card booster pack for over $6CND including tax.

"The tariff on playing cards — which came into force July 1 — applies a 10 per cent charge on a standard deck of cards, but trading cards like Magic the Gathering, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards are also hit. (CBC News)"

"The United States Playing Card Co. reacted to Canada’s tariffs by asking “Is that the best you can do?” — since Canadian sales were only a small share of its overall demand. (Financial Post)"

Sources: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/playing-cards-tariffs-ottawa-1.4746544 and https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/jack-mintz-canada-has-already-picked-a-losing-strategy-for-trumps-trade-war

Article edited on 2018-07-16 01:15:34 by Sunain
Jul 14

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!: Official Trainers Guide & Pokédex

Posted by Sunain | July 14th 2018 at 08:19 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, The Pokémon Company International
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Various retailers have begun pre-ordering the Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!: Official Trainers Guide & Pokédex. The 400 page paperback book will be released by The Pokémon Company International on November 23rd, 2018 for the suggested retail price of $24.99 USD / $31.99 CDN.

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!: Official Trainers Guide & Pokédex

The official Trainer’s guide from Pokémon for the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! video games.

Get the tips you need for each part of your journey with the step-by-step walkthrough and hints in the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!—Official Trainer’s Guide & Pokédex. From your first experiences as a Trainer and all through your adventure, this guide will help you every step of the way!

• Complete walkthrough of a new kind of Pokémon game!
• The Kanto Region Pokédex with detailed info on the Pokémon!
• Lists of moves, items, and more—including how to get them!
• Info on all of the new features!
• Pullout map of the region!

Release Date: November 23rd, 2018
Price: $24.99 USD / $31.99 CDN
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: The Pokémon Company International
ISBN-10: 0744019818
ISBN-13: 978-0744019810

Article edited on 2018-07-14 08:20:14 by Sunain
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