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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)
Apr 26 2018 Flag SM 71: シズクモ、スイレンゲットだぜ!
Shizukumo Gets Suiren!
Apr 26 2018 Flag SM 72: パンパカパーン!燃えよマオファミリー!!
Ta-Dough! Burn with Passion, Mao's Family!!
Apr 28 2018 Flag SMUA 12: The Professors’ New Adventure!
Thank You, Solgaleo! You are Our Starcloud!!
May 03 2018 Flag SM 73: ロケット団の島めぐり!?Zリングをゲットせよ
The Rocket Gang's Island Pilgrimage?! Get a Z-Ring
May 05 2018 Flag SMUA 13: Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie!
A Strong Sleeper: Nekkoara's Secret!
May 10 2018 Flag SM 74: ちょーワルおやじはしまキング!?
This Tough Old Geezer's the Island King?!
May 12 2018 Flag SMUA 14: The Dex Can't Help It!
Rotom Won't Stop Undergoing Forme Change!
May 19 2018 Flag SMUA 15: Fighting Back The Tears!
Don't Cry-de, Hidoide!
Jul 13 2018 Flag Movie 21: みんなの物語
Everyone's Story
Jan 10

2018 International Challenge January

Posted by Sunain | January 10th 2018 at 01:37 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Online Tournament, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Comments: 0
The second international tournament for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced. 2018 International Challenge January will take place from Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 23:59 UTC. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

2018 International Challenge January

Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, January 26, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: February 2018
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born 2003 or later
Masters Division: Born 2002 or earlier
Junior Division players are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Eligible Pokémon are restricted to those that were caught, traded, hatched from Eggs, or received as a Mystery Gift in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon. Each Pokémon must have the black clover symbol on its Summary page. Pokémon from the National Pokédex No. 001 through 806 are permitted.

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, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, and Ash-Greninja cannot be used.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive 50 Battle Points. To qualify, players must complete at least one battle.
Try new tactics using the 2018 Championship Series format in the 2018 International Challenge January Online Competition. With the new regulations in place, Pokémon throughout the National Pokédex—excluding Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon—are permitted in battle. It’s a great opportunity to showcase new strategies and try out fresh ideas.

The competition features Double Battles with teams of six Pokémon, of which four will participate in each match. Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter are not permitted. See the competition regulations for a complete list of eligible Pokémon. All Pokémon above and below Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles. There are no item restrictions except that no duplicate items are allowed. There will be a 5-minute player clock and 45-second turns.

The top players in each age division will receive Championship Points, which contribute toward the chances of earning an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships. Players must be opted in to the Play! Pokémon program and have a Player ID at the time the competition begins to be eligible for Championship Points. All qualified competitors will also earn 50 Battle Points.

Registration for the 2018 International Challenge January begins Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 00:00 UTC.

The competition goes from Friday, January 26, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 23:59 UTC. Trainers will be limited to 15 battles per day. Junior and Senior Division players (born in 2003 or later) are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Competition Rules
• Items are allowed, but Trainers may not have duplicate items in their Battle Team.
• Register four to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• No two Pokémon on your team may have the same National Pokédex number.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in 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 battle, players have 90 seconds to select four Pokémon to battle with.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player’s selections have not been made by the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 times per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/71bc8aca-0e9b-4bc9-bcff-b956957f68d6

Article edited on 2018-01-10 01:38:44 by Sunain
Jan 10

Pokémon GO to discontinue support on Apple devices that are not capable of upgrading to iOS 11

Posted by Sunain | January 10th 2018 at 01:23 AM EST
Tags: Apple iOS, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
In what can only be described as yet another stupid move for Niantic, they have announced that Pokémon GO will no longer support Apple devices that can not run iOS 11. Players that have an Apple device than cannot run iOS 11 but can still currently play Pokémon GO will become obsolete on February 28th, 2018.

Pokémon GO to discontinue support on Apple devices that are not capable of upgrading to iOS 11

Trainers, In an upcoming update to Pokémon GO, we will end support for Apple devices not capable of upgrading to iOS 11, such as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models. This change is a result of improvements to Pokémon GO that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices. This change will take effect on 02/28/2018. After that date, Trainers using affected devices may no longer be able to access their Pokémon GO accounts from that device, or use their PokéCoins or other items in their Bags. They will need to switch to a supported device to continue playing Pokémon GO. You can see the full list of impacted devices and learn more by visiting our Help Center.

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/iphone5discontinuedsupport
Jan 02

Pokémon GO to Launch in China

Posted by Sunain | January 2nd 2018 at 01:00 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has partnered with the Chinese company NetEase to help launch Pokémon GO in China.

Pokémon Go set finally to land in China

US group Niantic’s tie-up with games company NetEase opens door to launch

“We absolutely intend to bring our existing games into China,” Mr Hanke said. “Beyond that, there are opportunities to build games in China, both for China and for the world.”

“Even before November’s fundraising, which valued the company at more than $1bn, Niantic was still “operating profitably” and had built a “very large nest egg” from Pokémon Go, Mr Hanke said.

“We continue to grow our cash reserves daily as we run the business,” he added, but the extra financing gives Niantic the ability to invest in its technology platform and make acquisitions.

Since Pokémon Go’s sometimes chaotic debut — in which servers were overloaded by demand, causing recurring service outages — Niantic is “so much better positioned” now, Mr Hanke said. The lessons from Pokémon Go were not just technical, though.

“In terms of dealing with public locations, government policy, regulations and public reaction to people being out in the real world [playing its games], we have built up our expertise there,” he said, so that in-game hotspots that cause real-world problems can be removed or changed.

Full Article Source: https://www.ft.com/content/8bf1964e-e5b0-11e7-8b99-0191e45377ec

Article edited on 2018-01-02 01:01:24 by Sunain
Dec 27

The “Have Fun Mantine Surfing!” Global Mission Was a Success!

Posted by Sunain | December 27th 2017 at 09:21 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Global Mission, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Comments: 0
From December 12th, 2017 until December 25th, 2017, the second Global Mission for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, called Have Fun Mantine Surfing!, took place. The goal was for all participating Trainers to collectively earn 1,000,000 Beach Points (BP) in Mantine Surf events.


The “Have Fun Mantine Surfing!” Global Mission Was a Success!

The “Have Fun Mantine Surfing!” global mission has concluded, and the goal was reached! You and Pokémon fans all around the world joined together to hit the sands of Alola and earn 8,543,244 Beach Points in the Mantine Surf activity in the new Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games. Everyone who contributed will receive a reward of 2,000 Festival Coins. Trainers who have registered their games at the Pokémon Global Link will earn 4,000 Festival Coins. Check with the global mission receptionist in Festival Plaza to receive your participation prize. Congratulations again to everyone who participated in the latest global mission.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/403243c7-1443-498a-a3c0-12e43d054865

Article edited on 2017-12-27 09:21:47 by Sunain
Dec 21

Movie 21 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | December 21st 2017 at 10:35 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information

Friday December 29th: "TV-kun" - Presentation of artwork

*Note that these are the scheduled publication dates, and as such are subject to change without notice.

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3174

Article edited on 2018-03-16 11:40:14 by Adamant
Dec 21

Pokémon GO Christmas 2017 Event

Posted by Sunain | December 21st 2017 at 11:35 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon GO
Comments: 0

Niantic has announced the Pokémon GO Christmas 2017 event will take place from December 22nd, 2017 until December 25th, 2017 and will feature Water-type and Ice-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region for the very first time.


Celebrate the holiday season with Pikachu and friends!

Trainers, The holiday season is here, and we have a celebration that will inspire you to go out exploring your neighborhood with family and friends. Starting today at 1:00 p.m. PST, a familiar festive Pikachu is back—and bringing a few frosty friends along for the fun! In addition to more Ice-type Pokémon appearing around the world, additional Water-type and Ice-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games will also begin appearing in Pokémon GO for the very first time. As a special bonus, the first PokéStop you visit each day between December 22 at 1:00 p.m. PST and December 25 at 1:00 p.m. PST will award you a single-use Egg Incubator with your first Photo Disc spin, so make sure to check in every day to collect an incubator.

Don’t miss out on your chance to stock up for your holiday adventures with special boxes from the in-game shop, featuring the best deals of the year. From December 21 through December 25 at 1:00 p.m. PST, special boxes will feature items such as Super Incubators, Lure Modules, and the all-new Star Pieces, which earn bonus Stardust for 30 minutes when activated. From December 25 at 1:00 p.m. PST through January 4, 2018, keep an eye on the in-game shop for special boxes, featuring items such as Premium Raid Passes, Super Incubators, and Star Pieces.

We can’t wait to see you out with family and friends this holiday season. As you’re outside exploring the world, be sure to share your favorite AR photos and best catches using #PokemonGO on your preferred social media channel.

Sources: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/holiday2017 and https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-news/pokemon-go-gifts-for-the-holidays/

Article edited on 2017-12-21 11:39:11 by Sunain

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