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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)
Jan 21 2018 Flag POKENCHI 118: あばれる君のポケモン交換旅、今回は香川県! / ポケモンクラブでかるた対決!? / 海を渡って小豆島へ!
Abareru-kun's Pokémon Trade Journey, This Installment in Which He Heads to Kagawa! / A Karuta Match in a Pokémon Club?! / Crossing the Sea to Shodoshima!
Jan 25 2018 Flag SM 59: マオとスイレン、にがあまメモリーズ!
Mao and Suiren: Bittersweet Memories!
Feb 01 2018 Flag SM 60: リーリエ飛びます!ポケゾリジャンプ大会!!
Lilie is Soaring Through the Air! The PokéSled Jump Tournament!!
Feb 08 2018 Flag SM 61: 出動!僕らのウルトラガーディアンズ!!
Set Off! You Are Our Ultra Guardians!!
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 16

10th Anniversary of Porygon Episode

Posted by | December 16th 2007 at 02:44 PM EST
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Sunday December 16th, 2007 marks the 10th Anniversary of the infamous episode, 'Electric Soldier Porygon'. The episode only aired once and has never been broadcast outside of Japan. The Pokemon anime went on hiatus while they tried to determine what caused nearly 700 Japanese children to suffer seizures. Since that episode, more than 500 episodes of the anime have aired and there doesn't seem to be an end to the series in the foreseeable future.

Electric Soldier Porygon - December 16, 1997

Electric Soldier Porygon is somewhat of a notorious episode of the Pokemon anime, due to the fact that on its single airing in Japan on December 16, 1997, nearly 700 Japanese children suffered seizures, vomiting, irritated eyes and other symptoms due to a flashing strobe effect.

The episode was never commercially released or re-broadcast anywhere in the world due to it being banned by the Japanese government.

The scene which caused the seizures was a fifteen-second section in which Pikachu used an Electric attack on some vaccine missiles. The explosion was shown as a bright flashing object which alternated rapidly between red and blue.

The seizures caused by this episode caused OLM to drop the strobe effects from Pikachu's electric attacks. Also, a disclaimer is now broadcast at the beginning of television anime precautioning viewers to not sit too close to the television screen.
Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP038
Dec 15

Darkrai Silhouette Appears on Pokemon.com

Posted by | December 15th 2007 at 09:05 AM EST
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With only a few days till the 10th Movie DVD is released in Japan, the Official English Pokemon website has revealed a silhouette of Darkrai. It appears that the official unveiling of Darkrai in North America will be soon. While an official announcement hasn't been posted yet, speculation is that it will be the Darkrai event for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl and/or a Movie 10 dub announcement.

Earlier this week it was revealed that the tenth movie manga has the title "Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai" which is the same title in Japan. This suggests the title will be retained for localization.
Dec 14

Pokemon Merchandise Topping Holiday Wish Lists

Posted by | December 14th 2007 at 06:14 AM EST
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Pikachu and a slew of Pokemon characters launched onto the American toy scene a little more than a decade ago, but after three strong years, it fell off. Well, the Japanese characters are back, and Pokemon products top many holiday wish lists this year.

Reyne Rice, a toy trend specialist for Toy Industry Association, talked with Newsday staff writer Timothy Robertson about the resurgence of the popular Pokemon action figures, trading cards and video games.

Pokemon products top holiday wish lists

Newsday: Why have we seen a Pokemon comeback?
The 10-year anniversary last year put Pokemon on the map again. In 1998 and 1999, when it was originally introduced to the American marketplace, the toy category went up by 10 percent. It was the last year of double-digit growth in the last 10 years. The resurgence is because the TV show is back on for younger kids to watch. There is a whole new crop of kids interested in the show. Kids now can look at the Ultimate Pokemon Pokedex that lists all the characters and their powers. It really helps the younger kids get into the strategy of the game. Younger kids collect and look at the cards, and teens trade them. Even the older generation is getting back into it. There are ties into the online gaming area because that type of character, product line is played by the new multimedia mass player that games are going after.

Newsday: Who is behind the surge? Did the company change strategy, is it the parents or the kids?
Retailers wanted it to happen because it helped their bottom line. Also, a part of phenomenon behind the product line is that the kids have control over something that their parents do not. Kids can talk this whole secret language with their friends, and the parents are like 'huh.' It is a fun phenomenon for kids to take part in. A lot of older kids are coming back to it, too. Many of these retro, nostalgic brands are transcending generations. It's unusual for a 17-year-old kid already to have something retro in their lifetime.

Newsday: Why did the product line fall off the map in the first place? Will it stick around this time?
Products from other companies came into the marketplace - and boys can be fickle and like to move to next, hottest product. Yu-Gi-Oh! and Digimon targeted older kids, and younger kids soon caught on. Pokemon started to wane when it transferred from 4Kids to Pokemon and people couldn't find the product on the shelf. But Pokemon made a major push last year and this year, so now it's back on top.
Source: http://www.newsday.com/
Dec 13

Pocket Monsters - Diamond and Pearl 59 - Rentorer's Eye!

Posted by | December 13th 2007 at 10:03 AM EST
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Pocket Monsters - Diamond and Pearl - Rentorer's Eye! is the 59th episode of Diamond & Pearl. It aired in Japan on December 13, 2007.

Satoshi and his friends get lost in the forest where they find an old castle. There they meet a girl detective Marble and her Rentorer, with whom they together try to protect the treasure in the castle.



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Dec 12

Pokemon USA President Akira Chiba Resigns

Posted by | December 12th 2007 at 04:10 AM EST
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Pokemon USA president Akira Chiba has left the company after successfully expanding the brand outside of Japan during his five-year tenure.

Akira Chiba, the President of Pokemon USA is stepping down from his position to pursue other opportunities. Chiba has spent five years with the company, after joining the New York headquarters in 2002 when the company was founded. His successor shall be Mr. Kenji Okubo, previously the company's executive vice president, who will start on January 1, 2008. Okubo's responsibilities will include overseeing all Pokemon activity outside of Japan in New York, Seattle and London, such as trading cards, the long-running animated TV series, North American and European licensing and the freshly-launched Pokemon Trading Figure Game.

"During Mr. Chiba's tenure, Pokemon USA has greatly expanded," said Okubo. "The brand is topping industry charts across all categories - including videogames, toys, and trading card games - plus the Pokemon animated TV series is hugely successful on Cartoon Network. We thank Mr. Chiba for his efforts on behalf of Pokemon and wish him success in the future."

Source: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/
Dec 11

Wii-kly Update: Photo Feature, Gifting Ablities and three classic games added to Wii Shop Chanel inc

Posted by | December 11th 2007 at 04:32 AM EST
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Get ready to celebrate the arrival of a bunch of fun new features on the Wii Shop Channel. This week marks the debut of the first Pokemon game for the Virtual Console: Pokemon Snap, which originally was a hit on Nintendo 64. This Pokemon photographic adventure comes with a special Wii bonus: It now includes a special feature that allows players to post pictures they take in the game to their Wii Message Board and send them to friends with whom they've traded Friends Codes.

Later in the day on Monday, Nintendo will make your holiday shopping just a little bit easier. If some people on your gift list have visions of classic video games dancing in their heads, you're in luck. Starting this week, Wii Shop Channel patrons can use a new Gifting feature to send games to other Wii owners with whom they've traded Friend Codes. It's an easy and inexpensive way to give your fellow Nintendo buffs the gift of a classic game - no wrapping paper required. And don't worry about duplication. If your friend already has the game you're trying to give, you'll get a simple message and be bumped back into the catalog to continue shopping.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. New this week is Pokemon Snap.

Pokemon Snap (Nintendo 64, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): As one of the most unique games in a renowned series, Pokemon Snap was the first truly 3-D Pokemon game and introduced the phenomenon to the Nintendo 64. Travel to Pokemon Island and meet Professor Oak to begin a safari, taking the best possible photographs of 63 different Pokemon as they exist in the wild, undisturbed by humans. This is not as easy as it sounds - the island has many types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Plus, some of the Pokemon can be a little shy and won't pose for the camera unless you tease them with special items. After you're done, submit one picture of each Pokemon to Professor Oak, and he'll judge it based on size, pose, technique and number of Pokemon captured.

Source: press.nintendo.com
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