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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)
Apr 01 2017 Flag Special: ポケモンアニメ ピッタリ20周年記念!ポケモンの家あつまる?スペシャル
The Exact 20th Anniversary for the Pokémon Anime "Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?" Special
Apr 06 2017 Flag SM 20: サトシとピカチュウ、二人の約束
The Promise Between Satoshi and Pikachu
Apr 06 2017 Flag SM 21: ニャビー、旅立ちの時!
It is Time for Nyabby to Set Off!
Jul 15 2017 Flag Movie 20: キミにきめた!
I Choose You!
Mar 21

Pokémon TCG: Sun and Moon - Guardians Rising Expansion launches May 5th, 2017

Posted by Sunain | March 21st 2017 at 06:25 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Sun & Moon
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The Pokémon Company International has announced that the second English TCG Expansion for Sun and Moon will be called Guardians Rising and it will be released on May 5th, 2017. The set has been added to our TCG dex and details from this set will be updated as information is announced.

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Pokémon TCG: Sun and Moon - Guardians Rising expansion launches 5 May

London, UK— 21 March 2017—The second expansion in the latest Pokémon Trading Card Game series, Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising, will include over 140 cards and will launch in the UK on 5 May. Journey to the Alola region with the Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion. Meet the island guardians Tapu Koko-GX and Tapu Lele-GX, and sharpen your skills with Kahuna Hala and Captain Mallow!

Features of the Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion include:
  • More brand-new Pokémon: Many of the exotic and tropical Pokémon that Trainers have come to love in the new Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games join the Pokémon Trading Card Game, including Lycanroc, Kommo-o, and more!
  • New Alolan Pokémon: Regional variants of many classic Pokémon who have a new look in the Alola region will make an appearance!
  • Over 140 cards: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising includes more than 140 cards, including 12 new Pokémon-GX and 3 full-art Supporter cards!
  • Introducing the island guardians: These super-powered Pokémon are expected to have a huge impact on the game.
  • Two new theme decks: These 60-card preconstructed decks are designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG by enabling them to play right away.
  • Booster packs: Each pack contains 10 additional cards selected from the expansion.

Lycanroc GX and Tapu Lele GX

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Click on either card for full details.
Mar 17

Kiteruguma Event Pokémon Distribution - Sparkling Spring Festival Campaign

Posted by Sunain | March 17th 2017 at 05:42 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Pokémon Center, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The official Japanese Pokémon website announced that there will be Kiteruguma themed events and presents distributed as part of the Sparkling Spring Festival Campaign (ピカピカ春祭りキャンペーン) from April 15th, 2017 to May 7th, 2017 at the participating Pokémon Centers and Stores in Japan. As part of the campaign, there will be a Kiteruguma Event Pokémon Distribution, a Kiteruguma Promo Card Present, Kiteruguma will visit the Pokémon Centers and Stores across the nation and there will be a battle event for the games as well. Pokémon Eggs were previously distributed as part of the Sparkling Spring Festival Campaign 2017.

Kiteruguma Event Pokémon Distribution

From April 15th, 2017 to May 7th, 2017, players of Pokémon Sun and Moon will be able to receive a Kiteruguma. Full details have yet to be revealed.

Kiteruguma Promo TCG Card

From Saturday, April 15th, 2017, Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores across Japan will be giving out the Kiteruguma 058/SM-P card as a gift at the cash register for customers visiting any participating location while supplies last. 1 promotional card per person will be given out but people can also receive the promo card on orders from the Pokémon Center Online. Details of this Kiteruguma promo card have been added to our TCG dex.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/03/170317_p01.html

Article edited on 2017-03-17 05:44:58 by Sunain
Mar 17

Movie 20 Website Updates with Another Celebrity Example Artwork for the Drawing Contest

Posted by Adamant | March 17th 2017 at 08:47 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
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The official Japanese Movie 20 website has updated with more celebrity entries in the 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!



Takahiro Yamashita
(Creator of the manga "Pokémon Yonkoma Gakuen")


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

Article edited on 2017-03-17 08:47:58 by Adamant
Mar 16

Satoshi VS Rocket Gang TCG Set Revealed

Posted by Sunain | March 16th 2017 at 09:16 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Sun & Moon
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The finalized box art for the Pokémon Card Game Sun and Moon 30-Card Battle Deck Set Satoshi VS Rocket Gang (ポケモンカードゲーム サン&ムーン 30枚デッキ対戦セット 「サトシVSロケット団」) has been revealed. The Pocket Monsters Sun and Moon anime tie-in TCG set features the artwork of: Satoshi, Pikachu, Nyarth, Musashi, Kojiro, Sonansu, Kapu-Kokeko, Māmane's Togedemaru, Kiteruguma, Musashi's Mimikkyu and Satoshi's Mokuroh on the box's cover.

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The set will be released in Japan on April 21st, 2017 for the suggested retail price of 1,782 yen. It will include a Satoshi's Pikachu GX card, a Rocket Gang Mimikkyu GX card and a Rotom Dex coin.

Satoshi VS Rocket Gang TCG Set - Original Dummy Artwork

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Article edited on 2017-03-16 09:34:24 by Sunain
Mar 15

Corocoro April 2017 Issues

Posted by Sunain | March 15th 2017 at 08:21 PM EDT
Tags: Corocoro, Merchandise, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Ga-Olé
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The April 2017 Issue of Corocoro Ichiban! was released on February 21st, 2017 while the April 2017 Issue of Corocoro Comics was released in Japan on March 15th, 2017. These issues have a lot of extras that will interest Pocket Monsters fans including: a serial code to get a Lizardon in the Japanese versions of Pocket Monsters Sun or Moon, a Pocket Monsters Sun Moon Poster and a special Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket for Alola Nassy and a special Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket for Lugarugan Midday and Midnight Forms. The Corocoro Ichiban issue costs 890 yen and the JAN is: 4910138590471 while the Corocoro Comics issue costs 550 yen including tax and the JAN is: 4910038090477.

April 2017 Issue of Corocoro Cover April 2017 Issue of Corocoro Ichiban Cover

Corocoro Lizardon Event Pokémon Distribution

As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Corocoro Comics, Lizardon, the Number 1 most popular Pokémon for Corocoro as determined through the campaign conducted in early 2017, has a serial code in the April 2017 issue of Corocoro Comics that allows players of Pocket Monsters Sun or Moon to receive it in-game. Lizardon is a Pokémon that cannot be normally captured in Sun or Moon.

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Corocoro Lizardon Event Pokémon Distribution Details

Pokémon Info
pic Level: 40
OT: Corocoro (コロコロ)
Attack 1: Dragon Claw
Attack 2: Fly
Attack 3: Dragon Rage
Attack 4: Flare Blitz

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/02/170216_gm01.html

Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket - Thrilling Alola Form Course

Included in the April 2017 issue of Corocoro Ichiban! is a Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket that unlocks the special course Thrilling Alola Form Course (アローラのすがたぞくぞくコース). Players can scan the Ga-Olé Tickets QR Code at the arcade game and unlock this course which gives players the chance to catch some of the Alola Form Pokémon including Alola Form Nassy which is usually not obtainable through normal gameplay.

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Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket - Thrilling Alola Form Course - Corocoro Promotional YouTube Video


Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket - Lugarugan with Z-Move! Course

Included in the April 2017 issue of Corocoro Comics is a Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket that unlocks the special course Lugarugan with Z-Move! Course (ルガルガンでZワザ!コース). Players can scan the Ga-Olé Tickets QR Code at the arcade game and unlock this course which gives players the chance to catch Lugarugan Midday and Midnight Forms.

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Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket - Lugarugan with Z-Move! Course - Corocoro Promotional YouTube Video


Source: https://pokemongaole.com/goods/index.html#p13

Article edited on 2017-03-15 08:55:08 by Sunain
Mar 15

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on the Special Preorder Ticket

Posted by Adamant | March 15th 2017 at 11:41 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Event Pokémon
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Special Pre-order Ticket Information


The special pre-order ticket that comes with a "Satoshi's Pikachu" serial code will be on sale Saturday April 15th 2017 to Friday July 14th 2017



If you purchase a special pre-order ticket that comes with a "Satoshi's Pikachu" serial code, we'll give you "Satoshi's Pikachu", which can use the exclusive Z-Move "10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt"!

With the special Z-Crystal "SatoPika-Z", which we'll give you at the same time, you'll be able to use the Satoshi's Pikachu-exclusive Z-move "10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt"!

There are 6 Pikachu in total, which you choose between based on the period you receive it!

Since this is the 20th anniversary of the anime and the 20th movie, these Pikachu wear the hats Satoshi has worn in the anime series so far.
*Take particular note of the fact that there are some days there will not be any distribution.

Check out the periods you can receive the 6 "Satoshi's Pikachu"!:
*You will not be able to receive these outside of these distribution periods.



Satoshi's Pikachu (Original Cap)
Period 1: Saturday April 15th to Monday May 1st
Period 2: Wednesday July 19th to Monday July 31st




Satoshi's Pikachu (Houen Cap)
Period 1: Wednesday May 1st to Monday May 15th
Period 2: Wednesday August 2nd to Monday August 14th




Satoshi's Pikachu (Sinnoh Cap)
Period 1: Wednesday May 17th to Monday May 29th
Period 2: Wednesday August 16th to Monday August 28th




Satoshi's Pikachu (Isshu Cap)
Period 1: Wednesday May 31st to Monday June 12th
Period 2: Wednesday August 30th to Monday September 11th




Satoshi's Pikachu (Kalos Cap)
Period 1: Wednesday June 14th to Monday June 26th
Period 2: Wednesday September 13th to Monday September 25th




Satoshi's Pikachu (Alola Cap)
Period 1: Wednesday June 28th to Monday July 17th
Period 2: Wednesday September 27th to Monday October 9th


On sale: Saturday April 15th 2017 to Friday July 14th 2017
"Satoshi's Pikachu" can be redeemed: Saturday April 15th to Monday October 9th
*Take particular note of the fact that the serial code becomes unusable the instant this period is up.

Standard ticket: 1,400yen
Junior ticket: 800yen
Parent-and-child pair ticket: 2,100yen (only sold over the counter at theaters)
*Ticket types, prices and age restrictions vary by theaters.
*The giveaway can not be received outside of the distribution periods.
*Each serial code will let you receive one "Satoshi's Pikachu" and one "SatoPika-Z".
*A serial code that has already been used can not be used again.

These are the Nintendo 3DS games you can be given "Satoshi's Pikachu" in!

The Nintendo 3DS games "Pocket Monsters Sun/Moon"

*Both the cartridge versions and the download versions can be used.
*You can not receive this giveaway in any other "Pocket Monsters" series game.
*"Satoshi's Pikachu" and the "SatoPika-Z" can not be received in international editions of the games.

If you enter the serial code printed on the front of the special pre-order ticket using a system in the Nintendo 3DS series that's connected to the Internet, you'll receive "Satoshi's Pikachu" and the "SatoPika-Z"!!

The "serial code" is written on the special pre-order tickets w/ "Satoshi's Pikachu" serial codes!
Scratch the silver portion of the ticket with a 10-yen coin or similar object. A 16-character alphanumeric code will appear. Make sure not to tear your ticket!

*In order to use the serial code, you must connect your Nintendo 3DS series system to the Internet.
Please see the official Pocket Monsters site for more information.
http://www.pokemon.co.jp/support-sp/uketori_sun_moon.html

This serial code can only be used once.
*Once you have used the serial code once, you can not use it again.
*The "Satoshi's Pikachu" and "SatoPika-Z" you receive are video game data. They are not plushies or figures.

Things to note:
*You can only receive one Pikachu per serial code.
*If you have multiple special preorder tickets, you can receive as many "Satoshi's Pikachu" in one game as you have serial codes.
However, you can not receive more than one of the "SatoPika-Z" that gets give out alongside it per game.
If you receive a second Pikachu in the same game, you will not receive the second "SatoPika-Z", and it will be discarded.
*A Pokémon can not be traded while holding the "SatoPika-Z".
If you have multiple special preorder tickets and multiple games, make sure to receive the giveaway in the game you wish to have it in.





The 6 "Satoshi's Pikachu"

Satoshi has worn 6 different hats in the anime series so far.
You can choose a Pikachu wearing one of all these hats depending on the period you receive the giveaway.
*Take particular note of the fact that there are some days there will not be any distribution.
*The "Satoshi's Pikachu" we're giving out can not evolve into Raichu.



Satoshi's Pikachu (Original Cap)

Distribution periods: 1) Saturday April 15th to Monday May 1st - 2) Wednesday July 19th to Monday July 31st
Owner's name: Satoshi
Level: 1
Gender: Male
Ability: Static
Type: Electric
Moves: Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, Agility
Ball: Monster Ball

The Original Cap is the hat Satoshi wore when he traveled through the Kanto region, the Jouto region, etc.



Satoshi's Pikachu (Houen Cap)

Distribution periods: 1) Wednesday May 1st to Monday May 15th - 2) Wednesday August 2nd to Monday August 14th
Owner's name: Satoshi
Level: 6
Gender: Male
Ability: Static
Type: Electric
Moves: Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, Iron Tail
Ball: Monster Ball

The Houen Cap is the hat Satoshi wore when he traveled through the Houen region.



Satoshi's Pikachu (Sinnoh Cap)

Distribution periods: 1) Wednesday May 17th to Monday May 29th - 2) Wednesday August 16th to Monday August 28th
Owner's name: Satoshi
Level: 10
Gender: Male
Ability: Static
Type: Electric
Moves: Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Volt Tackle
Ball: Monster Ball

The Sinnoh Cap is the hat Satoshi wore when he traveled through the Sinnoh region.



Satoshi's Pikachu (Isshu Cap)

Distribution periods: 1) Wednesday May 31st to Monday June 12th - 2) Wednesday August 30th to Monday September 11th
Owner's name: Satoshi
Level: 14
Gender: Male
Ability: Static
Type: Electric
Moves: Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Volt Tackle
Ball: Monster Ball

The Isshu Cap is the hat Satoshi wore when he traveled through the Isshu region.



Satoshi's Pikachu (Kalos Cap)

Distribution periods: 1) Wednesday June 14th to Monday June 26th - 2) Wednesday September 13th to Monday September 25th
Owner's name: Satoshi
Level: 17
Gender: Male
Ability: Static
Type: Electric
Moves: Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Electro Ball
Ball: Monster Ball

The Kalos Cap is the hat Satoshi wore when he traveled through the Kalos region.



Satoshi's Pikachu (Alola Cap)

Distribution periods: 1) Wednesday June 28th to Monday July 17th - 2) Wednesday September 27th to Monday October 9th
Owner's name: Satoshi
Level: 20
Gender: Male
Ability: Static
Type: Electric
Moves: Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Electro Ball
Ball: Monster Ball

The Alola Cap is the hat Satoshi wears in the Alola region.





The exclusive Z-Move "10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt"!

The fact that the "Satoshi's Pikachu" we're giving out all look different isn't all that's special about them, they can also use the exclusive Z-Move "10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt". "10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt" is a special Z-Move that can be used by "Satoshi's Pikachu" that know Thunderbolt if they hold the "SatoPika-Z" they get distributed alongside.



"10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt" is used by sending Z-Power to "Satoshi's Pikachu", and makes the user gather lightning from a thundercloud before attaking the opponent by firing a 7-colored electric shock from its body. This is a very powerful Z-Move that's not only extremely strong, but that also has the additional effect of easily doing a critical hit. Make sure to receive "Satoshi's Pikachu" and the "SatoPika-Z" and give it a try.

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

Article edited on 2017-03-15 12:52:36 by Adamant
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