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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 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
Sep 03

Nob Ogasawara, translator of Pokemon games told that his services are no longer needed

Posted by Sunain | September 3rd 2008 at 01:26 PM EDT
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Nintendo has told Nob Ogasawara, the translator of Pokemon games, that his services are no longer needed. Nintendo instead plans to do any translation work internally. Below is the alleged post by Nob Ogasawara.

"So, after nearly a dozen years and nineteen Pokemon games later, I am out. I was told that my services were no longer needed because translation work will be handled internally hereafter. They assured me it's not a quality issue, but because of some bureaucratic thing.

OK, cool, whatever. As a career-long-and-not-about-to-change freelancer, I always expected this day to come, but not for this reason. But such is life.
I'll always be grateful for the incredible opportunity the franchise gave me. I mean, sheesh, as the sole translator on those games, my words went out to tens of millions of people, perhaps even more, since all the Euro translations were based on the localized-by-me English text. Tens of millions? Maybe in the hundreds of millions?

That's mindboggling for an average shmoe of an immigrant kid who grew up in a Canadian suburb. It amazes me how many people its reached and how deep it has penetrated into the sociocultural fabric of... OK, enough of that grad paper horseshit. Still, whenever I see some little kid playing a Pokemon... gently caress, yeah, I still get a surge of pride.

I hope people enjoyed what I did. Or at least didn't find it all that insufferable. As corny as it sounds, I really did pour all my love in to those games. If it helped brighten up some kid's day, then yeah, go me.

It was one gently caress of a great ride while it lasted. Thank you for being there and sharing it with me. Though, being here, I felt like a fraud since y'all's knowledge run far, far deeper than mine. You deserve better than me.
So here's to continued and greater success of the franchise in the decades to come.

I remain a fan of Pokemon.
Nob Ogasawara"

Source: http://forums.somethingawful.com/

Article edited on 2008-09-03 01:27:46 by Sunain
Aug 30

Official Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl Website given a Face Lift

Posted by Sunain | August 30th 2008 at 04:51 PM EDT
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DVD CoverThe Official Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl Website has been given a face lift. Not much has changed content wise, but the site does have a higher resolution version of the newest promo poster.

The website contains, news, character bios, previews and summaries of the upcoming Diamond and Pearl episodes. The website is in Japanese.

You can view the website at: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/contents/pokemon_dp/index.html

Article edited on 2008-09-08 12:18:39 by Sunain
Aug 28

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl 91

Posted by Sunain | August 28th 2008 at 09:05 PM EDT
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Episode PictureThe final episode of the Pokemon Summer School arc, The Final Contest! Pokémon Triathalon!! (最後の大勝負!ポケモントライアスロン!!), aired on Thursday in Japan.

Satoshi and his friends conclude their final day at the Pokemon Summer School with a Pokémon Triathalon. Each competitor is given random Pokemon to help them get to the finish. Who will win the Pokémon Triathalon?

Pictures from this episode have been added to the episode guide. You can can also comment and discuss this episode. Also be sure to rate this and other episodes in the episode guide.

Article edited on 2008-09-08 12:20:35 by Sunain
Aug 26

Metal Surge and Bombardment Theme Decks Announced

Posted by Sunain | August 26th 2008 at 12:48 PM EDT
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Become a legend in your own time when you play the Pokémon TCG: Diamond & Pearl—Legends Awakened expansion! Powerful Legendary Pokémon like Regigigas and Heatran, more amazing Pokémon LV.X, than ever before, and a host of other game-changing Pokémon will make your battles even more epic. And with new Trainer and Supporter cards, you will awaken the legend within yourself. The legends are rising to the challenge—will you rise with them?

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Metal Surge Theme Deck
Harness the strength of a volcano with the Metal Surge theme deck. Heatran's Smelt Poké-Power will help get it fully loaded, then for each Metal Energy it has, it cranks the damage into overdrive with its Heavy Metal attack. For the final encore, bring out Metagross to call down its devastating Extra Comet Punch attack. Besides doing hefty damage the first time you use it, that power gets doubled on the next! With the Metal Surge theme deck, you'll have the competition surging… to run away!

Bombardment Theme Deck
The Bombardment theme deck will bring out the ruler in you! Regigigas commands from deep inside Snowpoint Temple, and it definitely isn't going down without a fight! Its Recover Mechanism Poké-Power gets rid of all unwanted Special Conditions while its Gigaton Punch attack could do extensive damage to any Pokémon waiting in the wings. Then watch as Gliscor swoops in with its Burning Poison attack and really piles on the damage, leaving your opponent's Pokémon Burned or Poisoned—the choice is up to you! When you play with the Bombardment theme deck, you'll spread the damage far and wide!

Each theme deck contains 1 complete 60-card deck. Many of the cards exist in multiples to provide a more enjoyable playing experience.

Source: http://go-pokemon.com/

Article edited on 2008-09-08 12:23:36 by Sunain
Aug 25

CN to air Pokemon Battle Dimension Marathon on Labor Day

Posted by Sunain | August 25th 2008 at 09:05 AM EDT
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Cartoon Network has announced that they will be airing 20 episodes of Pokemon Battle Dimension. The marathon will begin at 9:00 AM (Eastern). According to the commercial that aired this morning, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 special will air at 7:30 PM and The Rise of Darkrai will air at 8:00 PM.

Below is a list of the episodes that will be airing during the labor day marathon. Click on any of the episode titles to take you to the appropriate episode guide article or hover your mouse over the title to get a popup box.

9:00am - Tears for Fears 9:30am - Once There Were Greenfields
10:00am - Throwing the Track Switch! 10:30am - The Keystone Pops!
11:00am - Bibarel Gnaws Best 11:30am - Nosing 'Round the Mountain!
12:00pm - Luxray Vision! 12:30pm - Journey to the Unown!
1:00pm - Team Shocker! 1:30pm - Tanks For The Memories!
2:00pm - Hot Springing A Leak! 2:30pm - Riding The Winds of Change!
3:00pm - Sleight of Sand! 3:30pm - Lost Leader Strategy!
4:00pm - Crossing the Battle Line! 4:30pm - A Triple Fighting Chance!
5:00pm - Enter Galactic! 5:30pm - Bells are Singing!
6:00pm - Crossing Paths 6:30pm - Pika and Goliath

Article edited on 2008-08-27 10:27:59 by Sunain
Aug 24

Welcome to the new PM.net!

Posted by JDS | August 24th 2008 at 10:46 AM EDT
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Hey there and welcome to the newly redesigned pm.net! We've worked hard over the past several months to try and redesign our website and provide more information and more user-interactivity to the Pokemon community.

It's still a work-in-progress, so you may see changes as time goes along. For now, feel free to wander about the site and enjoy as we add new sections for your enjoyment.

I'd personally suggest viewing the episode guide..and while you're at it, register an account and start rating for your favorite episodes, cd's and dvd's!

Also, try hovering over the episode titles on the site - you should get a little popup with lots of information about the episode, without having to load up the episode page itself ;)

Article edited on 2008-08-24 11:10:10 by JDS
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