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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)
Dec 17 2017 Flag POKENCHI 114: あばれる君のポケモン交換旅、今回は大阪府! / 怖がりなポケだちの悩みを解決するためお化け屋敷へ!?
Abareru-kun's Pokémon Trade Journey, This Installment in Which He Heads to Osaka! / Going to a Haunted House to Help a Scaredy-cat Pokénd Get Over Their Issues!?
Dec 21 2017 Flag SM 55: ありがとうソルガレオ!俺たちのほしぐも!!
Thank You, Solgaleo! You are Our Starcloud!!
Dec 28 2017 Flag SM 56: 寝る子は強い、ネッコアラの秘密!
A Strong Sleeper: Nekkoara's Secret!
Dec 28 2017 Flag Special: 2018年もポケモン好きあつまれ!2時間スペシャル
Gather in 2018 as Well, Pokémon Fans! A 2 Hour Special
Jul 13 2018 Flag Movie 21: 劇場版ポケットモンスター2018
Pocket Monsters the Movie 2018
Aug 14

XY8 TCG Expansion Details - 'BREAK Evolution' Revealed

Posted by Sunain | August 14th 2015 at 12:55 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, YouTube
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The official Japanese Pokémon TCG Website has announced details and revealed new cards that will be in the upcoming XY8 expansion set Blue Shock (青い衝撃) and Red Flash (赤い閃光) which will be released in Japan on September 26th, 2015.

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This expansion introduces a new game mechanic called BREAK Evolution (BREAK進化) which allows players to evolve an in-play card with a gold bodied evolution version. The card is placed horizontally on top of the current in-play card unlike the previous evolutions in the chain which are still completely covered.

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BREAK Evolution Rule (BREAK進化のルール)

BREAK Evolution inherits the previous [Pokémon]'s "Moves, Abilities, Weakness, Resistance, Retreat Cost".
(BREAK進化する前の[Pokémon]の「ワザ・特性・弱点・抵抗力・にげる」を引きつぐ。)

Blue Shock / Red Flash Commericals



Furo Promo Card

A Furo promo card will available nationwide in Japan starting on September 26th, 2015 to those that buy 2 boxes (40 booster packs) of the XY8 expansion Blue Shock / Red Flash. Details of this card have been added to our TCG dex.

furo

Sources: http://www.pokemon-card.com/products/xy/xy8.html and http://www.pokemon-card.com/campaign/xy8_boxcp/

Article edited on 2015-08-14 01:27:37 by Sunain
Aug 14

Pokémon Tretta Ultimate Set 4: Hyperspace Fury! Hoopa's Transformation

Posted by Sunain | August 14th 2015 at 12:08 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Tretta
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The 18th Pokémon Tretta expansion set has been announced as Pokémon Tretta Ultimate Set 4: Hyperspace Fury! Hoopa's Transformation (アルティメット4弾 いじげんラッシュ!フーパ変幻) and the update will be available in Japanese arcades starting September 17th, 2015. Hoopa makes its Forme changing appearance in this set as a ULTIMATE class tretta and a the Legendaries Thunder, Fire, and Freezer are also available as Master Class tretta's.

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Source: http://www.pokemontretta.com/tretta/t18/#packList

Article edited on 2015-08-14 12:23:51 by Sunain
Aug 12

Movie 18 Blog Updates with Reference Guide

Posted by Adamant | August 12th 2015 at 11:24 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY, Movie Blog
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The official Pokémon movie blog has updated. We have added a section collecting every single blog entry for easy browsing. Translations of the new entry follows:

Appear! Movie Details #15: Read It All in One Go During Obon Break! It Will Make You Want to Watch the Movie Once Again! A Special Reference Guide to the Pokemon Movie Channel!

The currently screening movie "The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa" is a huge hit!
These are our recommendations for both those who are wondering whether to go see the movie or those who can't make up their mind if they want to see it again or not!

Here is a presentation of the reading material currently published in the "Pokémon Movie Channel" that will make you enjoy the movie even more!

#1: A Special Movie Pre-Premiere Interview with Director Yuyama


A personal interview with Director Yuyama about the movie's highlights.
He goes deeply in detail about both this year's movies' thematics and the less glamorous bits of their production.
Recommended reading material for the kind of people that want to enjoy every single bit of a movie.



A Special Movie Pre-Premiere Interview with Director Yuyama #1
A Special Movie Pre-Premiere Interview with Director Yuyama #2
A Special Movie Pre-Premiere Interview with Director Yuyama #3
A Special Movie Pre-Premiere Interview with Director Yuyama #4



#2: The long-running serialization with a total of 14 parts! The Dubai Location Scouting Report!


This year, material was gathered on Dubai for use as the model for the movie's setting, "Désser City".
This is a status report from that location scouting!
If you've already watched the movie, you might find scenery that feels somewhat familiar!?
And if you didn't travel anywhere during Obon Break... this can put you in the traveling mood, if only in spirit!

Part 1: To the Desert City!
Part 2: Baptism by Fiery Heat and the Marble Mosque
Part 3: The Persian Gulf and Arabian Life Now and Then
Part 4: Gold Coffee and the Water of Life
Part 5: To Old Dubai!
Part 6: Arabian Surprises
Part 7: Souks! Souks! Souks!
Part 8: Prayer and Sunset
Part 9: Into the Desert
Part 10: The Desert of the Red Sand
Part 11: The Burj Khalifa and World Records
Part 12: The Fjords of the Middle East
Part 13: Palm Jumeirah and the Valley of Buildings
Final Part: The Location Scouting is Done



#3: Various event reports focusing on the guest voice actors


The Pokémon movie has a variety of guest voice actors creating an extravagant lineup this year as well!
We have lots of detailed reports from the events that hyped up the Pokémon movie, such as the pre-premiere and the premiere day stage greetings! Those of you who didn't attend, make sure to check these out!

Summer Means Pokémon! A Report from the Premiere Day's Stage Greetings: Part 1
Summer Means Pokémon! A Report from the Premiere Day's Stage Greetings: Part 2
A Report from the Pre-Premiere
An Account From the Public Dubbing



#4: Have fun looking at the model sheets!


We've presented model sheets for the movie in "Appear! Movie Information"!
It's a good idea to take a second look at the model sheets after you've watched the movie, too!

"Barza"'s Model Sheets Appear!
"Barza: Young"'s Model Sheets Appear!
"Mary"'s Model Sheets Appear!
"Mary: Young"'s Model Sheets Appear!
"The Traveler"'s Model Sheets Appear!
Concept Art for "Arkhē Valley and its Residents" Appear!
The "Prison Bottle"'s Model Sheets Appear!
"Désser City" Concept Art Appears!
"Désser Tower" Concept Art Appears!
Concept Art for "The Short's Setting" Appear!

The Pokémon Summer is still not over!
The currently screening double feature "Pokémon the movie XY: The Archdjinni of Rings - Hoopa/Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians" is a huge hit!

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/pokemovie_ch/?p=1755

Article edited on 2015-08-14 01:18:57 by Adamant
Aug 12

Pokémon Global Link Corocoro Challenge (ポケモングローバルリンク コロコロチャレンジ)

Posted by Sunain | August 12th 2015 at 07:27 PM EDT
Tags: Corocoro, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Online Tournament
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The official Pokémon Global Link website has announced a new tournament for players of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire called the Pokémon Global Link Corocoro Challenge (ポケモングローバルリンク コロコロチャレンジ). Details of the tournament are listed below.

Pokémon Global Link Corocoro Challenge (ポケモングローバルリンク コロコロチャレンジ)

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Information
Region: Japan
Registration Period: Thursday, August 27th, 2015 through Friday, September 25th, 2015
Tournament Period: Friday, September 25th, 2015 through Monday, September 28th, 2015
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: October 6th, 2015
Player divisions: Elementary Schoool Division: Born April 2nd, 2003 or later
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use any Pokémon from the National Pokédex 0 - 720 except for Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, and Hoopa Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift:: TBA
Description
The top 32 players from the East competed in the Corocoro Challenge East Champion Decision Tournament which took place on November 8th, 2015 at Pacifico Yokohama and the top 32 players from the West competed in the Corocoro Challenge West Champion Decision Tournament (コロコロチャレンジ 東日本王者決定大会/西日本王者決定大会) which took place at Osaka Intex on November 15th, 2015. The winners of the tournaments were invited to the Champion Decision Tournament (王者決定大会) held in December 2015.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.

Sources: http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/db0e0a40-aed9-4fcb-8e61-15c55b0cfa17
Aug 12

Shiny Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent Event Distribution via the Nintendo Network

Posted by Sunain | August 12th 2015 at 01:44 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, YouTube, Event Pokémon
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To celebrate the launch of the latest English TCG expansion set XY Ancient Origins, players of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will be able to receive a Shiny Rayquaza from August 12th, 2015 until September 14th, 2015. Details of this Event Distribution have been added to our Event Pokémon Database.

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Get Shiny Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent

Soar into battle with Shiny Rayquaza, available via the Nintendo Network! This Shiny Rayquaza is not only rare, it is also amazingly powerful. Shiny Rayquaza knows the Dragon Ascent move, which allows it to Mega Evolve. When it does, Shiny Rayquaza will dominate its opponents!

Don’t miss this chance to get Shiny Rayquaza for your Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video game!

A legacy of Shiny Pokémon

Shiny Pokémon have existed in Pokémon video games all the way back to Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, and they continue to be a mysterious part of Pokémon games today. Discovering a Shiny Pokémon in the wild is an extremely rare event—an occurrence that Pokémon Trainers never forget!

Shiny Pokémon have also been woven into key moments during a Trainer's adventure. Take a look at some of the amazing Shiny Pokémon that have appeared in Pokémon video game history.

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Source: http://xy7.pokemontcgxy.com/en-us/videogame.php

Article edited on 2015-08-13 11:45:32 by Sunain
Aug 12

Pocket Monsters XY Special: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act IV~ Details

Posted by Adamant | August 12th 2015 at 09:33 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, YouTube, Pocket Monsters XY
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has revealed details on the upcoming TV special "The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act IV~".

The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act IV~ will air this fall! What is this green, Pokémon-like thing that appeared in the trailer for next year's Pokémon movie!?


A special episode of the currently airing, popular anime "Pocket Monsters XY", titled "The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act IV~", will air this fall! Incredibly, the green Pokémon-like thing that appeared in the trailer for next year's Pokémon movie has also been confirmed to appear! What kind of role will it play in the story? Play close attention to the upcoming information!



Story

Alan's journey in pursuit of becoming the strongest once again takes him to the Kalos region. Wanting to become even stronger, he bets his Mega Ring and Mega Stone on being able to defeat 10 Mega Evolution users in a row.
Alan throws himself into battle. Manon is worried sick about Alan. And Manon's partner, Hari-san the Harimaron, meets a mysterious being. It all leads up to something seriously major...
We've finally reached the final act of the story! Don't miss the shocking climax!!



Characters



"Alan"
A Trainer who travels around to "master Mega Evolution and stand on the top as the strongest".
Although he studied Mega Evolution with Professor Platane once, he...
His partner Lizardon can mega evolve into Mega Lizardon X.

"Manon"
A new Trainer just starting her journey.
She refers to her partner Harimaron as "Hari-san", and always asks it for help.
She travels together with Alan out of a desire to to one day mega evolve herself.

"Daigo"
The Champion of the Houen Region.
He spends his time researching the roots of Mega Evolution.
His partner is an alternate-colored Metagross,
and he has an amazing battle with Alan, using his mega evolved Mega Metagross against Alan's Mega Lizardon X.

"Fleur-de-lis"
A celebrity in the Kalos Region working for Fleur-de-lis Labs.
He gave Alan his Mega Ring and Mega Stone and told him to become stronger if he wanted to protect the people important to him.
It appears he's conducting research on Mega Evolution energy and the Kalos Region's legends, but......?

"Pachira"
A member of the Kalos Region's Elite Four, her partner is a Hellgar.
She and her mega evolved Mega Hellgar stand blocking Alan and Mega Lizardon X's way.
She has the appearance of a news anchor, but is also apparently on friendly terms with Fleur-de-lis!

Voice Cast

Alan: Kensho Ono
Manon: Mikako Komatsu
Daigo: Kenichi Suzumura
Platane: Hiroshi Tsuchida

Staff

Executive Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Director: Tetsuo Yajima
Series Construction: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Character Design: Toshihito Hirooka
Executive Animation Director: Toshihito Hirooka
Art Director: Katsuyoshi Kanemura
Color Keys: Noriyuki Yoshino
Director of Photography: Tairin Suzuki
Editor: Toshio Henmi
Music: Shinji Miyazaki
Sound Recording Director: Masafumi Mima

This story is centered around a young Trainer named Alan and his partner Lizardon.
"To master Mega Evolution, to defeat all mega evolved Pokémon and stand on top as the strongest":
That is the goal of Alan's journey.

In order to accomplish this, they engage in Mega Evolution Battles against powerful opponents.
They even battle Zumi of the Kalos Region's Elite Four's Mega Kamex....

Also, on their journey they encounter the newbie Trainer Manon and end up traveling together with her.

Trailer


Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2014/09/140919_a01.html?i001=news

Article edited on 2015-08-12 06:58:09 by Adamant
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