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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)
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: ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY 光輪の超魔神 フーパ
Pokémon the movie XY - The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa
Jul 13 2018 Flag Movie 21: 劇場版ポケットモンスター2018
Pocket Monsters the Movie 2018
Dec 01

Lana Nendoroid (ねんどろいど スイレン)

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2017 at 10:57 AM EST
Tags: Anime, Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store, Nendoroid
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GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP and the Japanese Pokémon Center Online have announced that pre-orders for a Lana Nendoroid (ねんどろいど スイレン) will be open from Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 14:00JST until Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 12:00JST for GOODSMILE and from Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 14:00JST until Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 21:00JST for the Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store and the Pokémon Center Online. High resolution pictures of the Nendoroid have been added to an Imageboard thread.

Lana Nendoroid

GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP Pre-Order Bonus

Those that purchase the Lana Nendoroid from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will receive a Waterium Z-Crystal Base as a bonus!

Lana Nendoroid

Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store & Pokémon Center Online Pre-Order Bonus

Those that purchase the Lana Nendoroid from the Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store or the Pokémon Center Online will receive a Dive Ball as a bonus!

Lana Nendoroid

Product Details:

Product Name: Nendoroid Lana
Series: Pokémon
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: 2018/06
Specifications: Painted ABS&PVC non-scale figure with stand included. Approximately 100mm in height.
Sculptor: Shichibee

Sources: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6851/Nendoroid+Lana.html and https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/?p_cd=4580416904599

Article edited on 2017-12-01 10:58:31 by Sunain
Dec 01

2018 Pokémon Oceania International Championships

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2017 at 10:38 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Oceania International Championships
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The official Pokémon website has announced details for the Pokémon Oceania International Championships which will take place at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, from February 9th to 11th, 2018.

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Pokémon Oceania International Championships

The Pokémon Oceania International Championships are the second International Championships event of the 2018 Championship Series season. The event, one of the largest of the entire 2018 season, will take place at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, from February 9–11, 2018. It will feature high Championship Point payouts and thousands of dollars' worth of prizes, spread between the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions.

The Pokémon Company International is excited to work with ESL Australia as the operator of the event.

Event location:
Sydney Olympic Park
Exhibition Hall D
8 Australia Avenue
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

The Masters Division competitions will begin Friday, February 9, and go through Sunday, February 11. Junior and Senior Division competitions will begin Saturday, February 10.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/internationals/2018/oceania/about/

Article edited on 2017-12-01 10:38:58 by Sunain
Nov 30

Pokémon Center Tokyo DX and Pokémon Cafe

Posted by Sunain | November 30th 2017 at 11:14 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Center, Pokémon cafe
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced that a new Pokémon Center and a Pokémon Cafe will open on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 on the 5th floor of the Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C. East Building. The Pokémon Center Tokyo DX and Pokémon Cafe (ポケモンセンタートウキョーDX & ポケモンカフェ) location will be the first permanent cafe to open and patrons will be able to buy Pokémon food and drinks anytime now! Pokémon Center Tokyo DX goods will be available for the opening as well as fun events! Parking is very limited at this location and it is recommended to use public transport. It is only a 5 minute walk from JR Tokyo Station from the Yaesu North exit.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/11/171130_p01.html?top_main004=msign

Article edited on 2017-11-30 11:25:11 by Sunain
Nov 28

Pokémon GO Global Catch Challenge Results - Ho-Oh Appearing in Raid Battles around the World!

Posted by Sunain | November 28th 2017 at 12:08 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Twitter, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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The Pokémon GO Global Catch Challenge successfully reached its goal of catching 3 billion Pokémon in a week resulting in a total of 3,364,580,633 Pokémon being caught during the 7 day period. As part of the reward for achieving that goal, the Rainbow Pokémon Ho-oh will appear in Raid Battles at Gyms around the world until December 12th, 2017.

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Ho-Oh Appearing in Raid Battles around the World!

Trainers, Congratulations! We issued a challenge—and you answered the call. Collectively, you caught over 3 billion Pokémon during the Global Catch Challenge, unlocking some amazing rewards along the way. But that’s not all… As a result of all your hard work, Ho-Oh is now appearing in Raid Battles at Gyms around the world until December 12, 2017. So, gather your friends and find a Legendary Raid near you!

Good luck!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/legendary-hooh



Article edited on 2017-11-28 12:11:15 by Sunain
Nov 28

Johto x Alola (ジョウト×アローラ)

Posted by Sunain | November 28th 2017 at 11:54 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Online Tournament, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The first tournament for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced. Johto x Alola (ジョウト×アローラ) will take place from Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, December 17th, 2017 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.

Johto x Alola (ジョウト×アローラ)

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Information
Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: December 2017
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 Pokémon found in the Johto and Alola Pokédexes. Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma and all Mythical Pokémon cannot be used.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive 50 Battle Points. To qualify, players must complete at least one battle.
Description
The first Online Competition featuring the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games brings together Pokémon from two regions. In the Johto x Alola Competition, Trainers create a team using only Pokémon found in the Johto and Alola Pokédexes, excluding Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon. It’s a great opportunity to put Pokémon you may have caught in the recently rereleased Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver into action!

With new Pokémon adventures come new Pokémon Global Link Online Competitions! It’s time to get ready for the Johto x Alola Online Competition, the first Online Competition to feature Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. This Double Battle tournament will permit the Pokémon found in the Alola region’s expanded Pokédex. And to celebrate the recent release of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver on Virtual Console, it’ll permit Pokémon originally discovered in Johto and Kanto, too.

Pokémon transferred through Poké Transporter will be permitted in this competition. All held items will be permitted—including Mega Stones and Z-Crystals. Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon will be prohibited, so you should check out the regulations for full details before you start planning your team.

Adjusting to the unusual group of Pokémon available for this competition is sure to be a fun challenge for veterans and first-time participants alike. We’ll go over some key elements to consider when constructing your team for this competition: Mega-Evolved Pokémon, the new Ultra Beasts, and Move Tutors found in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, and some other key Pokémon likely to be major players in the Johto x Alola Online Competition.

Make Room for Mega-Evolved Pokémon
After a year off from most competitions, expect Mega-Evolved Pokémon to be major factors in the Johto x Alola Online Competition. Many powerful Mega-Evolved Pokémon are available for this competition, so you should make sure your team has a plan against each of them.

Mega Salamence is one of the most powerful Mega-Evolved Pokémon, and it could be especially effective in this competition because Mega Gardevoir isn’t permitted. The Aerilate Ability causes Hyper Voice and Double-Edge to deal sky-high damage, and Mega Salamence’s attacks will come quick thanks to its breakneck Speed. Even the Intimidate Ability most Salamence have is sure to be highly coveted because the competition bars Landorus.

Battles using Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games rarely featured Mega Metagross, but the discovery of Tapu Lele has made it a more formidable opponent. Zen Headbutt deals incredible damage on Psychic Terrain, and Mega Metagross’s Steel-type attacks are impactful against the bevy of Fairy-type Pokémon in modern battles. It’s sure to stand out with Aegislash and many of the most powerful Ground-type Pokémon unavailable for this competition, but you can pair it with Tapu Bulu’s Grassy Surge if you’re still concerned about Earthquake attacks.

Mega Charizard Y is a dominant attacker under the harsh sunlight summoned by its Drought Ability, and it too has some unique advantages in this competition. Teams based around the Drizzle Ability are missing Ludicolo and Swampert for this competition, while teams built around Sandstorm are missing Excadrill. This could cause fewer Trainers to bring teams featuring Abilities that change the weather and keep the skies clear for Trainers employing Charizard, who may only have to worry about Tyranitar.

Most Pokémon we often see holding Mega Stones in competitions have been spotted in Alola, too. Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of Landorus’s and Heatran’s absences is Mega Mawile, which is likely to be the premier Mega-Evolved Pokémon on teams focused around Trick Room. Teams built around Mega Gengar’s Shadow Tag will be missing out on Gothitelle and Liepard in this competition, but Whimsicott’s presence ensures some Trainers will try out the tricky Ghost type. And plenty of less frequently seen Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be available to resourceful Trainers, including Mega Ampharos, Mega Manectric, Mega Lopunny, Mega Houndoom, Mega Sableye, Mega Steelix, and Mega Tyranitar.

New Challengers Approach
The Johto x Alola Online Competition will be the first opportunity for Trainers to try out the newly discovered Ultra Beasts in tournament play. Each are sure to be worthy competitors. Don’t forget that each of them has the Beast Boost Ability, which increases the Ultra Beast’s highest stat after it knocks out a foe.

The capacity to learn Trick Room and strong scores in key stats may enable UB Assembly to overcome its challenging type combination in this competition. Trainers may seize the opportunity to try it out in a tournament where so few other Pokémon that can learn Trick Room are permitted—especially with Aegislash, Landorus, and Terrakion prohibited.

UB Burst might have been more hotly anticipated when the Alola region featured fewer Fire-type Pokémon than it does now, but its Special Attack and types may still allow it to heat up the tournament. Its type combination should enable it to be a key attacker against Metagross, Tapu Lele, and Charizard, and it can learn Will-O-Wisp to slow down physical attackers like Kangaskhan.

Several previously introduced Alolan Pokémon moved up the roster a little thanks to new discoveries. Two new Z-Moves could garner some attention. Kommo-o’s Clangorous Soulblaze boosts all its stats and damages both foes, so Trainers may take the chance to try out stat-boosting strategies that require less commitment than Eevee’s Extreme Evoboost. Mimikyu has a new Z-Move, too, and we expect to see some Trainers try it given how popular Fairium Z was. And don’t forget to check out the new Move Tutors—Tapu Fini and Primarina can now learn Icy Wind, Togedemaru can learn Electroweb, and Silvally can learn Tailwind.

Regional Reinforcements
Several hundred Pokémon are eligible for this competition, so it can be tricky to know which ones to focus on as you prepare. There are a few more Pokémon to give special attention.

Arcanine was one of the most popular Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon competitions, largely because few other Pokémon with the Intimidate Ability were permitted. It’s still likely to be a popular choice in the Johto x Alola Online Competition, but expect the additions of Hitmontop and Scrafty to diversify the field. Both are also capable of learning Fake Out, making them better choices for strategies that take a few turns to get going.

Teams looking to combat Intimidate have the option of selecting Bisharp for its Defiant Ability, but we’ve seen more Trainers stick with Milotic’s Competitive Ability recently (even when both Pokémon are available). Jellicent’s Cursed Body could be another key Ability in longer battles in this competition: the Floating Pokémon has been a much more popular choice for battles in Alola than it was in Hoenn or Kalos.

Keep an eye out for some tricky combinations available in this competition. We often see Trainers pair a Volcarona that knows Quiver Dance with a Pokémon that knows Fake Out to help it safely raise its Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. An Azumarill that knows Belly Drum and Aqua Jet can be almost unstoppable if you don’t take it down quickly, so be careful if you see one paired with a Pokémon that knows Follow Me or Rage Powder.

Most of Kanto and Johto’s Legendary Pokémon are permitted in this competition, and many of them will join the tapu as this tournament’s preeminent threats. Zapdos is normally selected because it can use Tailwind, but it’s a tricky foe because it can do heavy damage with Electrium Z or hunker down for a long battle with Misty or Psychic Seed (keep an eye out for Hawlucha using similar strategies). Entei’s Sacred Fire makes it an amazing Fire-type attacker, while Suicune’s appeal is incredible stoutness combined with Tailwind or Icy Wind.

Veteran competitors are probably used to fighting the tapu and their Surge Abilities by now. Each are important enough that we’d suggest brushing up on Terrains if you’re not sure how each of them work. Keep an eye out for Abilities that change the weather as well—Charizard and Tyranitar are likely to be frequent combatants in the Johto x Alola Online Competition. Pelipper, Politoed, Torkoal, Ninetales, and Alolan Ninetales could all make appearances, too.

Don’t forget to register for the Johto x Alola Online Competition between Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 23:59 UTC so you don’t miss out. Battles will start on Friday, December 15, 2017, and you’ll net an easy 50 BP if you complete at least one battle. Good luck in the competition, and check back once rankings are posted to find out which strategies were victorious.
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.
• 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 10-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 with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 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/f3982e5b-1a59-432f-8d64-e54650916f41 and https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/cb263209-c5fb-4e56-94c7-845902f6e233

Article edited on 2017-11-28 11:55:55 by Sunain
Nov 27

The Pokémon Company Reaches 300 Million Cumulative Games Shipped

Posted by Sunain | November 27th 2017 at 01:48 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, The Pokémon Company
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The Pokémon Company announced via a press release on November 24th, 2017, that cumulative shipments of 76 Pokémon games over multiple systems has now reached a total of 300 million copies worldwide.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/corporate/press/objects/pdf/poke_171124.pdf

TOTAL POKÉMON VIDEO GAME SALES SURPASS 300 MILLION UNITS

The Pokémon Company today announced that more than 300 million Pokémon™ video games have been sold worldwide. This milestone includes 76 video games launched since 1996, beginning with the release of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green for the Nintendo Game Boy™ system. The Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games, which are the newest titles in the core video game series, launched on November 17 exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems, helping the franchise reach this remarkable milestone.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, a brand-new story unfolds, featuring Necrozma alongside the Legendary duo of Solgaleo and Lunala. Ominous dark clouds begin to spread in the tropical Alola region setting, and the secrets of Necrozma and Alola, which were never disclosed in previous games, finally come to light.

Article edited on 2017-11-27 10:21:15 by Sunain
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