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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)
Mar 17 2018 Flag SMUA 2: Now You See Them, Now You Don't!
Starcloud Panic! The Teleport Happened Suddenly!!
Mar 18 2018 Flag POKENCHI 126: あばれる君のポケモン交換旅、今回は北海道の網走! / オニゴーリに変身してサプライズ / 流氷の上でポケモン交換!?
Abareru-kun's Pokémon Trade Journey, This Installment in Which He Heads to Abashiri, Hokkaido! / Transforming Into an Onigohri for a Surprise / Pokémon Trades on Ice Floes?!
Mar 22 2018 Flag SM 67: ピカピカだいすき!くるくるベベノム!!
Pika Pika Sparkling Love! Bebenom Spins Round and Round!!
Mar 24 2018 Flag SMUA 3: Deceiving Appearances!
C'mon, Search for the Transformed Metamon!
Mar 27 2018 Flag SMUA 4: A Masked Warning!
Gladio and Silvady! The Confinement Mask!!
Mar 28 2018 Flag SMUA 5: Night of a Thousand Poses!
A Sleepover in Fully Powered Poses!
Mar 29 2018 Flag SMUA 6: Mission: Total Recall!
Lilie and Silvady: Memories Reborn!
Mar 30 2018 Flag SMUA 7: Faba's Revenge!
Sauboh Strikes Back! Starcloud Gets Abducted!!
Mar 31 2018 Flag SMUA 8: Family Determination!
EffortfuLilie! A Determined Runaway Act!
Apr 05 2018 Flag SM 68: お仕事体験!ポケモンセンター24時!!
Work Experience! Around the Clock with the Pokémon Center!!
Apr 07 2018 Flag SMUA 9: Revealing the Stuff of Legend!
The Altar of the Sunne! Solgaleo Descends!!
Apr 14 2018 Flag SMUA 10: Rescuing the Unwilling!
Hurry Up! Operation: Rescue Lusamine!!
Apr 21 2018 Flag SMUA 11: 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!
Shine, Z-Power Ring! A Super Fully Powered 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt!!
Apr 28 2018 Flag SMUA 12: The Professors’ New Adventure!
Thank You, Solgaleo! You are Our Starcloud!!
Jul 13 2018 Flag Movie 21: みんなの物語
Everyone's Story
Feb 27

Movie 21 Website Updates with Info on Drawing Contest

Posted by Adamant | February 27th 2018 at 03:51 AM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Japanese Movie website has updated with information on the annual movie drawing contest. Translations follow:

Organized by 12 Shogakukan magazines! The Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story! "Created by 10000 People! Your Partner Pokémon" Drawing Contest

Using "The Your Partner Pokémon Drawing Contest: The adventure won't start unless ____ is there." as your theme,
draw your favorite Pokémon on the drawing form and send it in!
The winners from each magazine will have their name and drawing showcased in the movie itself!

And not only that: This year we'll pick 10000 people from the contest entrants and use their entries to create a gigantic piece of mosaic art featuring their Pokémon!

The Grand Prize (1 winner from each magazine, for a total of 12 winners)

*A New Nintendo 2DS LL Monster Ball Edition + one 3DS "Pokémon" game of your choice
Prize provided by: Pokémon
*Your drawing and your name will be presented in the movie and will appear in the mosaic art!

The Runner-Up Prize (5 winners from each magazine, for a total of 60 winners)

*A special movie MonCollé set
This is a special MonCollé set that consists of four Pokémon that play a role in the movie, one of them being Lugia!
Prize provided by: Takara Tomy
*Your drawing will appear in the mosaic art!

We will also create a gigantic piece of mosaic art from the drawings of 10000 contest entrants, which will be displayed at Pokémon Centers and events all across Japan.
List of exhibition areas (currently planned): The Next generation World Hobby Fair '18 Summer venues, Pokémon Centers, and more.

Submission rules (read through these with an adult):
Cut out the application form from one of these magazines or download one and print it out, fill in all necessary fields, then send it in.
Fill in the required information (postal code, address, child's name, phone number, gender, grade, name of other person in the household) on the application form for the magazine you wish to enter through,
then send it in on a postcard or standardized postcard. If you're not using a standardized postcard, don't forget to add a 62 yen stamp.

The submissions must have arrived by Saturday April 14th

Pokémon Fan issue 57, on sale February 28th
Kindergartener April issue, on sale March 1st
TV-kun April issue, on sale March 1st
First Grader April issue, on sale March 1st
Pucchigumi April issue, on sale March 1st
Ciao April issue, on sale March 3rd
Corocoro Comic April issue, on sale March 15th
Shonen Sunday issue 17/2017, on sale March 20th
Corocoro Ichiban April issue, on sale March 1st
Corocoro Aniki Spring 2018 issue, on sale March 15th

You can also apply via the "Shogakukan Child Education Division Web Site" and "Sunday Web Every"!
If you use the "Shogakukan Child Education Division Web Site" or "Sunday Web Every", you'll draw completely freeform without a printout and can submit your drawing via the Internet!
The "Shogakukan Child Education Division Web Site" starts taking such entries March 1st!! A link will be provided!
The "Sunday Web Every" starts taking such entries March 15th!! A link will be provided!

*All rights relating to the winning drawings (including the rights provided in Article 27 and Article 28 of the Copyright Law) shall belong to The Pokémon Company. 
Winners will not exercise any moral rights to winning drawings.
*Please note that submitted drawings can not be returned.
*Please go here for information on the handling of personal information sent with the drawings.

Announcement of winners:
Winners of the grand prizes will be announced in the movie itself alongside the winnners' names and drawings. All winners will be announced in each magazine's July issue (estimated to be on sale in June) and on the official movie website.
The 10000 picks for the mosaic art will be announced on the official movie website only.

Tsunekazu Ishihara, Tetsuo Yajima, Ken Sugimori, Masakazu Kubo, Junya Okamoto, Hidenaga Katakami, Toho's advertising managers, each magazine's editor-in-chiefs (listed in no particular order)

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

Article edited on 2018-02-27 03:55:25 by Adamant
Feb 26

Movie 21 Website Updates with Story, Character Profiles and New Trailers

Posted by Adamant | February 26th 2018 at 08:45 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie, YouTube
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:



This summer, the emotional tale "Everyone's Story" will have an explosive birth,
following in the footsteps of "I Choose You!"

Once a year, a "wind festival" is held in Fura City, the city where people live together with the wind. While the ancient belief that the legendary Pokémon Lugia will appear and bring about the blessed wind on the final day of the festival still exists, the people that gather in the city participate in the festival while wrapped in their own thoughts......

Lisa, the highschooler and Pokémon rookie.
Kagachi, the braggart that just can't stop telling tall tales.
Trito, the timid researcher that lacks confidence.
Hisui, the old eccentric that hates Pokémon.
Largo, the mysterious little girl that hangs around in the forest all by herself.

These are the people that Satoshi and Pikachu meet.
That meeting makes everyone's story start moving forward.

Character Profiles:

Characters profiles

A boy aiming to become the world's greatest Pokémon Master.

A highschooler and Pokémon rookie.

A braggart that just can't stop telling tall tales.

A timid researcher that lacks confidence.

An old eccentric that hates Pokémon.

A mysterious little girl that hangs around in the forest all by herself.

The legendary Pokémon that brings the blessed wind to the city.

Teaser and trailer

Teaser 2:

Trailer 1:

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/story/, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/chara/ and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/trailer

Article edited on 2018-02-26 10:08:15 by Sunain
Feb 24

NIHONBARE Campaign celebrating the opening of Pokémon Center Tokyo DX


The NIHONBARE Campaign celebrating the opening of Pokémon Center Tokyo DX will take place from Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 through Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores across Japan. The Pokémon Center Tokyo DX and Pokémon Cafe will open on the fifth floor of Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. East Building on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018.

This is also the opening of the first Pokémon themed permanent cafe, where visitors can enjoy food and drinks inspired by Pokémon! Free gifts not found anywhere else will also be available here. Merchandise commemorating the opening of Pokémon Center Tokyo DX will be available, and fun events are also planned! (Reservations are required for the cafe. Reservations will be taken starting in early March.)


Free gifts include a Kabigon with the Sunny Day move and a Pikachu holding a Lemonade!

Visitors will receive a free gift of Kabigon with the Sunny Day move only at Pokémon Center Tokyo DX! To celebrate the Pokémon Cafe opening, a Pikachu holding a Lemonade will be given at no charge to visitors of Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores across Japan! Gifts can be redeemed in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon. It will be distributed from Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 until April 22nd, 2018.


Free gifts for visiting and shopping!

Visitors will receive one special clear card for free! The design depends on the date and store. Please note that quantities are limited and clear cards may run out during the promotional campaign!


TCG Booster Pack Promo Cards

Starting on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan, those that purchase 5 booster packs can receive a Cherry-Blossom Afro Pikachu (桜アフロのピカチュウ) TCG promo card while supplies last. Also starting on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at Pokémon Center Tokyo DX, those that make any purchase at that store can receive the Gentleman Pikachu (紳士風のピカチュウ) TCG promo card while supplies last.

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Pokémon Center Tokyo DX Special Mini Folding Fan

Starting on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at Pokémon Center Tokyo DX, those that purchase at least 5000 yen worth of merchandise can get a Special Mini Folding Fan as a present.


Greetings from Gentleman Pikachu and Hakama Pikachu!

Pikachu is coming to visit Pokémon Centers nationwide! Hakama Pikachu can only be seen at Pokémon Center TOKYO DX!!


Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/pokecen_tokyodx/english/ and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/pokecen_tokyodx/

YouTube Promo - Pokémon Center Hot Information "Pokémon Center Tokyo DX Opening Campaign"

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuwqoTe836s

Article edited on 2018-02-24 12:30:18 by Sunain
Feb 23

Official Detective Pikachu Website / Demo Announced for Japan / Special 3DS Theme / Eievui Book

Posted by Sunain | February 23rd 2018 at 10:58 AM EST
Tags: YouTube, Nintendo eShop, Demo, Detective Pikachu
Comments: 0

The official Detective Pikachu website has launched and has posted story information, biographies of the characters as well as screenshots from the game.

A New Side of Pikachu

You’ve never seen a Pikachu like this one before. Fancying himself a real detective, this Pikachu is gruff and never far from a hot cup of coffee. He’s also a big talker who considers himself to be among the best of the best!

This bossy Pikachu has the attitude of a stern, middle-aged man, which he’ll make abundantly clear to you throughout the game. Look forward to hearing his catchphrase “A bolt of brilliance!” as often as possible.

It’s not just his ability to speak or his attitude that sets this Pikachu apart from other Pikachu you’ve seen. He loves to laugh and to solve mysteries, and he’ll show you just how exasperated he can get if you blunder through your next case.

Not to mention that detective hat—a bit of a giveaway that he’s eager to look the part, too!


Crack the case in this new detective adventure game by interacting with a unique, fully-voiced Pikachu!

As Tim Goodman, you'll partner with a self-proclaimed "great detective" Pikachu to solve strange occurrences all over Ryme City. Together you must investigate, take notes, and meet up with other Pokémon to unravel the city's greatest mysteries!

Tim is searching for his missing father in Ryme City, but instead encounters a witty, tough-talking Pikachu! Along the way, experience over 150 fun-filled animated cutscenes starring this unique Pikachu, providing helpful hints or talking up a storm. You can also tap the extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo™ figure to access all cutscenes up until the current chapter played. As you investigate crime scenes, gather testimonies, uncover information, and interact with Pokémon to solve cases. You’ll have to put your detective skills to the test to foil the mastermind behind the disturbances in Ryme City. All in a day's work for detective Pikachu!


  • Team up with self the pro-claimed "great detective" Pikachu!
  • Experience over 150 animated cutscenes of a fun, and witty talking Pikachu
  • Investigate the scene, take notes and crack the case!
  • Interact with various Pokémon throughout Ryme City

Source: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/detective-pikachu-3ds

Demo Announced for Japan:

A demo version of Detective Pikachu will be available as a free download on the Japanese Nintendo e-shop starting on March 9th, 2018. In the special demo version, the beginning of the game can be played! In addition, the saved data from the special demo version can be transferred over to the full retail version, if you buy the game after the release date, so players can continue on from the end point of the demo version.



Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/meitantei_pikachu/news/180223_01.html

Detective Pikachu HOME Menu Theme Offer:

For a limited time, players who purchase the Detective Pikachu game will receive a bonus download code for a Detective Pikachu theme for the HOME Menu on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL. Starting March 8th, 2018 at 9:00am PST, those that pre-purchase the digital version of the Detective Pikachu game on Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com, or starting March 23rd, 2018, purchase the digital or packaged version of the game on Nintendo eShop, Nintendo.com, or select retailers (Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy) to get a bonus code and enjoy this cool yet cute Detective Pikachu theme! Offer ends April 22nd, 2018.


Detective Pikachu - Chapter 0 - Eievui's Request Story Book

For those who pre-order the physical copy of Detective Pikachu at a Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store or the Pokémon Center Online nationwide in Japan, they can receive a special story book called: Detective Pikachu - Chapter 0 - Eievui's Request. The story is about an incident resolved just before Pikachu meets his buddy Tim. In addition, a Detective Pikachu Rubber Key Holder also comes with pre-orders. The Rubber Key holder gift is not limited to Pokémon Centers though.


YouTube Trailer - Detective Pikachu: Get Ready to Crack the Case! - Nintendo 3DS

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuwqoTe836s

YouTube Commercial - Detective Pikachu

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fctxf4tFk_8

Article edited on 2018-03-09 08:02:24 by Sunain
Feb 23

Rainbow Rocket Gang - Pokémon Center Campaign - Pokémon GO Sakaki's Nidoking Raid Battle

Posted by Sunain | February 23rd 2018 at 10:19 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Center, Pokémon GO
Comments: 0

As part of the Rainbow Rocket Gang - Pokémon Center Campaign, players of Pokémon GO in Japan from February 26th, 2018 until March 11th, 2018 will have the chance to battle Sakaki's Nidoking in a Raid Battle at the Pokémon Center locations.

Sakaki's Nidoking is very powerful unlike ordinary Nidoking. Players will all need to team up together to defeat Sakaki's Nidoking. For those that do defeat it, a Nidoking sticker will be given out. To participate in a raid battle, players need to be level 5 or more and every time a player participates in a raid battle, one "Raid Pass" or "Premium Raid Pass" is required. A Premium Raid Pass can be obtained by using PokéCoins at the shop in-game.


Raid Battle Times:

Monday - Friday (except holidays): (1) 16:00 (2) 17:30 (3) 19:00
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: (1) 11:00 (2) 12:30 (3) 14:00 (4) 15:30 (5) 17:00

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2018/02/180223_p02.html

Article edited on 2018-02-23 10:25:15 by Sunain
Feb 23

Kyogre and Groudon Join Rayquaza for a Legendary Week of Raid Battles!

Posted by Sunain | February 23rd 2018 at 09:56 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Legendary Pokémon, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced that from February 23rd, 2018 until March 5th, 2018, players of Pokémon GO will have the chance to catch the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza in Raid Battles.


Kyogre and Groudon Join Rayquaza for a Legendary Week of Raid Battles!

Trainers, Now is the time to test your strength! Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon return to Raid Battles alongside Rayquaza for a limited time. Now is an excellent chance to finally catch all three ancient Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region!

Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza each have their own strengths and weaknesses, so challenging all three will take skill! Power up your strongest Pokémon, grab your friends, and head to nearby Gyms for a chance to battle and catch them from February 23 until March 5.

We’re in for some legendary battles, and the overall result will be exciting! If Rayquaza is defeated more than Kyogre and Groudon combined, Pokémon that typically prefer windy weather (for example, Bagon) are more likely to hatch from Eggs from March 5 to March 16. If not, Pokémon that prefer sunny or rainy weather (like Trapinch or Lotad) are more likely to hatch.

These battles will be tough, so we have new special boxes debuting on February 24, containing Raid Passes to help you prepare. Visit the in-game store to find out more.

Did you know Pokémon is celebrating a ‘legendary’ year in 2018? You can learn about more about these and other Legendary Pokémon at Pokemon.com/Legendary.

Don’t miss this opportunity to add these Legendary Pokémon to your team. Stay safe, and happy exploring!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/legendaryweek022318/

Article edited on 2018-02-23 09:56:28 by Sunain

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