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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)
Jul 27 2017 Flag SM 35: カレーなバトル!ラランテスの舞!!
A Curry-zy Beautiful Battle! The Dance of Rarantes!!
Jul 29 2017 Flag S&M 25: A Team-on-Team Tussle!
The Fight Over the Crystal! The Rocket Gang VS The Skull Gang!!!
Jul 30 2017 Flag PREMIUM 2: バイバイバタフリー
Bye Bye Butterfree
Aug 03 2017 Flag SM 36: ライチの大試練!一番ハードなポケモン勝負!!
Lychee's Grand Trial! The Hardest Pokémon Match Ever!!
Aug 05 2017 Flag S&M 26: So Long, Sophocles!
Farewell, Māmane!
Aug 10 2017 Flag SM 37: イワンコといのちの遺跡の守り神!
Iwanko and the Guardian Deity from the Ruins of Life!
Aug 12 2017 Flag S&M 27: A Glaring Rivalry!
Come Forth, Lugarugan with the Crimson Look!!
Jul 28

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Released in Europe

Posted by | July 28th 2007 at 04:31 PM EDT
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{nl}It's been a few months since the USA launch and almost a year since the games were released in Japan, but now Pokemon Diamond and Pearl have been released in Europe. It seems somewhat strange that the games were delayed this long in Europe. Nintendo really needs to focus on doing worldwide launches of it's flagship titles like Pokemon. Below is a brief article on the UK release that featured British Pop Band McFly at the launch event. {nl}

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Pokemon freaks attack London

{nl}Pokemon fans crammed into Hamleys in central London this afternoon where Nintendo held a special Pokemon event to mark the launch of Pokemon Diamond/Pearl.{nl}

{nl}Events unfolded at the Game store inside Hamleys on Regents Street, where Pika-lovers queued to get their hands on one of the 200 copies of the game Nintendo made available at 6pm - six hours before the official launch.{nl}

{nl}Pop Rock band McFly also turned up, drawing in crowds of 14-year-old girls pretending to be Pokemon fans, and even purchasing a copy of the game, just so they could get a signature out of the four young lads. {nl}

{nl}Source: http://www.computerandvideogames.com
{nl}Imageboard Thread: Photos from the Event
Jul 24

GameStop's Pokemon Battle Revolution Competition Tainted by Cheaters

Posted by | July 24th 2007 at 02:55 PM EDT
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On Saturday July 21st, 2007, GameStop sponsored by Nintendo held a Pokemon Battle Revolution tournament in many of their stores across the United States. 1st place received a copy of Pokemon Battle Revolution (Wii) and a t-shirt, 2nd place received a Pokemon t-shirt while everyone that attended received a bookmark.

Many people are now reporting that the tournaments were marred with countless cheaters using Action Replay or PokeSav to adjust the stats and abilities of their Pokemon. It is unfortunate that people are willing to cheat in order to win but unfortunately Nintendo hasn't done much to stop it. Many people have discussed that they reported cheaters but to little or no response from the tournament hosts. Other people have also reported that some GameStop stores were in fact checking for Action Replayed Pokemon and not allowing them to participate in the tournament. Hopefully if more tournaments are held in the future, there will be more methods to disallow cheaters from participating.

We hope those of you that did go had a great time battling other Pokemon fans and didn't have a bad experience like some of these players had.

The following forums have some of the experiences that people had at the tournament.
Serebii PBR GameStop Tournament Thread: http://www.serebiiforums.com/
PokeCommunity PBR GameStop Tournament Thread: http://www.pokecommunity.com/
Jul 24

Pokemon 2nd and 4th in Canadian Video Game Sales

Posted by | July 24th 2007 at 02:06 AM EDT
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{nl}It's not very often that we get statistics for Canadian video game sales, so it makes these figures all the more exciting. These figures show that Pokemon is still very popular in Canada not just North American in general. WiiPlay, which is bundled with a Wiimote, was the best selling title in Canada for the first half of 2007.{nl}

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Canadian Video Game Sales Up 61%

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{nl}The best selling game isn't hockey!
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{nl}The game industry is doing quite well up North as well. NPD data shows that total industry sales in Canada have reached $498 million, a 61 percent increase over the $310 million generated during the same time period last year.
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{nl}NPD noted that "all categories experienced exponential growth" for the first half of 2007. Video game hardware sales (both console and portable) climbed to more than $205 million, representing a 111 percent increase year-over-year. Furthermore, combined video game software sales (portable and console) totalled $205.5 million, accounting for 46 percent of total industry sales in Canada.
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{nl}The best selling game in Canada for the first six months of the year was Wii Play, followed by Pokemon Diamond, Xbox Value Pack, Pokemon Pearl and God of War II.
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{nl}"The video game industry in Canada is strong and continues to perform extraordinarily well," said Darrel Ryce, Director of Technology and Entertainment, The NPD Group. "This marks the fifth consecutive mid-year time period in Canada when sales were higher than the same time period from the previous year. What is so exceptional about year-to-date 2007 is that the growth is so significant."{nl}
{nl}{nl}Source: http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/news/?id=16894
Jul 21

Pokemon Ad Bites WPIX

Posted by | July 21st 2007 at 04:43 PM EDT
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The FCC is clamping down on inappropriate shows/commercials on TV and it appears that they aren't just focusing on currently broadcasting videos. WPIX New York is the latest to be fined by the FCC which says WPIX has to pay a $15,000 fine for violating its limits on TV advertising in kids shows eight times.

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Pokemon Ad Bites WPIX

By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable

Another former WB affiliate has fallen victim to the GameBoy E-reader ad. The latest is WPIX(TV) New York, which the FCC says has to pay a $15,000 fine for violating its limits on TV advertising in kids shows eight times. Including in those eight violationg is six program-length commercials, five of which involved the Pokemon E-Reader ad.

The FCC has fined several stations tens of thousands of dollars for violations that included the Pokemon ad, which aired back in 2002 during a show that no longer exists--Pokemon--on a network that no longer exists--The WB. The FCC says that the appearance of a cartoon character in an advertisement that runs during a show that features that character, turns the whole show into an ad.. Since shows are about 22 minutes long and kids shows can have no more than 12 minutes of ads in an entire hour--10.5 on weekends--that becomes a major overage and, in the FCC's view, a serious violation.

In response to the finding, WPIX argued, as have several stations before it, that the appearance of the Pokemon character lasted less than a second and only included the letters "mon" on one of six fanned cards, with the Pokemon character not appearing at all or named in the audio. WPIX also used the argument, also tried before to no avail, that the FCC's ruling that a fleeting "Fuck Cops" sign on Amazing Race was not indecent was precedential.

The FCC was not convinced, saying "we believe that, in the context of the cognitive abilities of young children, there is the potential for confusion between the GameBoy commercial and the “Pokemon” program regardless whether any “Pokemon” character is depicted given the image of a “Pokemon” game card contained in the commercial and the consequent likelihood that children may associate it with the program."

The FCC also said, once again, that the indecency decision was not on point because it did not deal with "the co-mingling of program content and commercial matter."

The FCC has a benchmark of $10,000 for kids TV ad violations, which it can adjust up or down. It went up this time, citing the number of program-length commercials.

Source: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/109572-Pokemon_Ad_Bites_WPIX.php

Article edited on 2010-11-26 10:30:16 by Sunain
Jul 19

Pokemon Diamond #1 on the Australian charts

Posted by | July 19th 2007 at 02:11 PM EDT
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Pokemon Diamond on the Nintendo DS is the top selling game on any platform in Australia with Pokemon Pearl also in the third spot. According to GfK’s chart results, Nintendo platforms claim six of the ten positions on the chart. Seems Pokemon is still popular worldwide.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl for the Nintendo DS was released in Australia on June 21 and retails locally for A$69.95 ($58). To make voice chats easier, Nintendo also released the DS Headset (A$19.95). Pokemon Diamond and Pearl debuted in Japan in September last year, April in North America and will debut next week in most of Europe. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl have already sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

Source: MVC
Jul 18

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai #1 Movie in Japan

Posted by | July 18th 2007 at 05:29 PM EDT
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The 10th Pokemon movie, Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai, ranked first in the Japanese box office for the first three days of its theatrical run.Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai

Released on July 14th nationwide in Japan, it has generated 1.13 billion (1,133,403,855 - U.S.$9.26 million) with 1,074,000 viewers. Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai has performed significantly better than last year's Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy. The wireless downloading of the uber Darkrai may have a lot to do with attendance numbers as speculated by movie.goo.ne.jp a Japanese movie ranking page.

Opening weekend revenue is up 71.8 percent from 660 million (U.S.$5.39 million) and viewership is up 75.7 percent from 611,272.

Top 4 movies this week in Japan:

1) Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai (Toho Co., Ltd. ) released: July 14th Out: 1week
2) Travelling Europe (Toho Co., Ltd.) Released: July 14th Out: 1week
3) DieHard 4.0 (FOX) Released: June 29th Out: 3weeks
4) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Disney Enterprises) release: May 25 Out: 8weeks


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