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PocketMonsters.net is a fansite dedicated to all things Pokémon (ポケモン) and Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター). We are the premier site for news and information about all aspects of the franchise from around the world. We cover the Anime, indexing the music, the Trading Card Game, the Games, the variety shows, have a large imageboard, forum and much more. Follow us on Twitter and Subscribe to our RSS Feed for the latest updates!
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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)
Sep 21 2017 Flag SM 43: ジムバトル!Zワザ対メガシンカ!!
Gym Battle! Z-Move VS Mega Evolution!!
Sep 23 2017 Flag S M 32: Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!
We Found a Treasure! Mooland Search!!
Sep 24 2017 Flag PREMIUM 10: おニャースさまのしま!?
The Great Nyarth's Island!?
Sep 30 2017 Flag S M 33: Big Sky, Small Fry!
Little Yowashi Isn't Lacking, It's the Lord of the Lake!
Oct 07 2017 Flag S M 34: A Crowning Moment of Truth!
A Fire Battle! Garagara Shows Up!!
Oct 14 2017 Flag S M 35: Currying Favor and Flavor!
A Curry-zy Beautiful Battle! The Dance of Lalantes!!
Oct 21 2017 Flag S M 36: Trials and Determinations!
Lychee's Grand Trial! The Hardest Pokémon Match Ever!!
Aug 08

Pikachu the Live Concert

Posted by | August 8th 2007 at 01:07 AM EDT
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On August 7th 2007, the Tokyo International Forum hosted three Pikachu the Live - Pokémon Movie 10th Anniversary Commemoration Summer Vacation Family Concert (ピカチュウ・ザ・ライブ ポケモン映画10周年記念 なつやすみファミリーコンサート) concerts featuring music from Pokémon movies. The show was hosted by Kōichi Yamadera (山寺宏一) and Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香) with guest performances from Shōko Nakagawa (中川翔子), Asuca Hayashi (林明日香), Sowelu, Akiyoshi Fumie (あきよしふみえ) and Gurin (グリン). The concerts were at: 10:00a.m., 1:00p.m. and 4:00p.m. JST and the ticket prices were 4,200 yen for adults and 3,600 yen for children.

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The orchestra was conducted by Mr. Shinji Miyazaki (宮崎慎二) who composed most of the music from the latest movie Dialga VS. Palkia VS. Darkrai and is well known for his music work for the Pocket Monsters anime series.

Artist List in Order of Performance:


Each concert was about an hour and a half long with a brief intermission. While there was a full orchestra there preforming a lot of back ground music pieces from the movie and tv show, a lot of the vocal performances had recorded music which the artist sang to. It's unfortunate that all the songs could not have a fully orchestrated performance. Rica Matsumoto was the highlight of the concert with her amazing singing performances and her co-hosting of the concert.

Together which has a lot of synthesized music sounded like the karaoke version from the CD was played and Akiyoshi Fumie just sang along. Akiyoshi Fumie returned to sing Together2007 to close the concert while the other cast members on stage sang along while the audience was motioned to sing the 'Yay yay yay yay!!' chorus.

Many Pokémon fans agree that the best Pokémon song ever is Chiisakii Mono from Movie 6 sung by Asuca Hayashi. When she originally sang the Chiisakii Mono she was only 14 years old. Her voice has changed significantly since the original recording but she still managed to sing it quite well. It was interesting to note that her singing voice sounded a lot older than her spoken voice. She has definitely matured over the last 4 years.

This concert was one of the rare instances where Pokémon fans could hear the original artists sing some of the songs from the Pokémon anime and Movies live. There were video cameras setup at the concert, so hopefully a DVD is in the process of being created and will be released.

Images from the concert are available on the imageboard thread.

Article edited on 2012-02-13 04:48:15 by Sunain
Aug 06

Pokemon Launches Long-Anticipated Trading Figure Game in North America

Posted by | August 6th 2007 at 02:16 PM EDT
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BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pokemon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in trading card games, today announced the U.S. release of the Pokemon Trading Figure Game (TFG), slated to hit stores on September 19. This marks the latest milestone in the Pokemon collectible gaming evolution since the release of the phenomenally successful Pokemon Trading Card Game in Japan in 1996. The first set of figures released will include more than 40 popular Pokemon characters and Trainer figures; select booster sets will include Pokemon from the recent Pokemon Trading Card Game: Diamond & Pearl release.

Gameplay includes a dynamic spinning mechanism for each Pokemon that lets players send their figures into battle against one another in an entirely new way. By mixing and matching figures, players can expand their battle choices right from the beginning, encouraging a similar sport and strategy as practiced in the world-renowned Pokemon Trading Card Game. The TFG is easy to learn and play, and is appropriate for players age eight and older.

"Pokemon fans reacted with great enthusiasm to early previews in the U.S.," said Tsunekaz Ishihara, president and CEO, The Pokemon Company, and co-creator of both the TFG and the original Pokemon Trading Card Game. "The high quality of the figures, the collectible nature of the game, and the exciting mechanism for battle were all very popular with players of all ages. We feel we have created a truly distinctive game that will carry on Pokemon's tradition of excellence."

The two Pokemon TFG starter sets include basic rules that will have fans playing in minutes: a two-player arena playmat, Trainer cards, and four different dynamic figures, including a Trainer figure. Boosters will expand gameplay and add new figures and Trainer cards to players' collections. The starter sets will be priced at $14.99 and the boosters at $3.49 for one figure, $6.99 for two figures (including a random mystery figure) and a Trainer card, and $9.99 for three figures, including a random mystery figure and one of three special promo figures (Chimchar, Piplup, or Turtwig) from the Diamond & Pearl release as well as a Trainer card. Future expansions-with additional popular Pokemon to increase the possibilities for battles-are under development.

Figures were sculpted with care by Kaiyodo Co., Ltd., of Osaka, Japan, which has been a manufacturer of original, limited-edition assembly-type plastic models for more than 40 years. In addition to the upcoming Pokemon TFG, Kaiyodo produces a wide variety of other popular model lines for enthusiasts all over the world.

For more information and updates on the Pokemon TFG, fans can visit
http://www.go-pokemon.com.
Jul 30

Nintendo Announces that Pokemon Diamond&Pearl have sold 10 Million Copies

Posted by | July 30th 2007 at 01:28 PM EDT
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Nintendo has just announced that over ten million copies of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl have been sold since the titles were release in September 2006. Last week the games were released in Europe which should drive sales even higher. Nintendo also announced that more than 1 million games were sold within the first five days in Europe.

Here are some facts from the First half of this year:
-In June alone, Nintendo DS was the top-selling video game system overall with nearly 608,000 units sold in the United States and Canada combined (562,000 United States, 46,000 Canada).
- The three best-selling games in the United States for all of 2007 are for Nintendo systems: Pokemon Diamond, Wii Play and Pokemon Pearl.

Top Selling Games in June:
1. Mario Party 8 (Wii) - 426,000
2. Wii Play (Wii) - 291,200
3. Pokemon Diamond (DS) - 288,400
4. Pokemon Pearl (DS) - 214,700

These figures show that Pokemon was the best selling game franchise in June 2007. So how long until Pokemon Diamond and Pearl overtakes Mario as the best selling video franchise of all time?

Source: Famitsu
Source: nintendoworldreport.com
Jul 28

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Released in Europe

Posted by | July 28th 2007 at 04:31 PM EDT
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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.

Pokemon freaks attack London

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.

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.

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.

Source: http://www.computerandvideogames.com
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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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.

Canadian Video Game Sales Up 61%


The best selling game isn't hockey!

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.

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.

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.

"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."
Source: http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/news/?id=16894
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