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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.
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Aug 16 2018 Flag SM 86: ココにきめた!ポケモン湯けむりパラダイス!!
I Choose Here! The Pokémon Steam Paradise!!
Aug 23 2018 Flag SM 87: アローラの危機!かがやきを喰らう闇!!
Crisis in Alola! The Darkness that Eats Radiance!!
Sep 06 2018 Flag SM 89: 光と闇のプリズム、その名はネクロズマ!
A Prism of Light and Darkness: Its name is Necrozma!
Dec 05

Virginia Department of Education Teams Up With Pokemon Learning League to Offer Internet Safety Less

Posted by | December 5th 2007 at 05:07 PM EST
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Pokemon USA issued a press release today that goes along with a news article from yesterday about the Virginia Department of Education teaming up with Pokemon USA.

Virginia teams up with Pokemon USA to keep kids safe online

ROANOKE, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Internet is a student's playground, yet it is a powerful, complex network that can pose a serious threat to students' safety and well-being. The Virginia Department of Education has teamed up with Pokemon USA, Inc., to provide administrators, teachers and parents with engaging, high-quality instructional resources to help them teach students how to stay safe online. The "Internet Safety Program" was launched last night at the start of the Virginia Department of Education's Educational Technology Leadership Conference in Roanoke, Va.

Comprised of interactive lessons, teacher's guides, and other materials, the "Internet Safety Program" is suitable for lower and upper elementary grade students and will be available through a special online portal on Pokemon Learning League(TM), the award-winning online suite of standards-based animated, interactive lessons in language arts, math, science, and life skills.

Students use the Internet daily -- often for hours at a time -- for information, entertainment and a way to communicate with people around the globe. Internet safety, particularly in the interest of protecting children, is paramount in today's technology driven, globalized world. It was a key topic at the U.N. Internet Governance Forum held in late November in Brazil, where high-ranking government officials, information technology experts and civic societies gathered to discuss Internet-related public policy issues.

Last year, Virginia became the first state to mandate public schools to teach Internet safety. To help schools and districts take a step toward meeting this goal, officials with the Department of Education collaborated with the Pokemon Learning League team to combine sound educational practices with the enduring popularity of Pokemon characters to teach students essential skills for studying and playing online safely.

"We are very pleased to be able to make this outstanding resource available to schools as they implement their Internet safety programs," said Tammy McGraw, director of the Office of Educational Technology at the Virginia Department of Education. "It effectively supports the guidelines for Internet safety issued by our agency last year and enables us to leverage the tremendous appeal of the Pokemon characters to help students become safe and responsible Internet users."

"Educators are looking for ways to provide students with Internet access while protecting them from inappropriate material and online predators," said Yves Saada, vice president of interactive media for Pokemon USA. "Virginia has taken the lead in this charge, and we are happy to have the opportunity to work with the state to offer a program that teaches critical life lessons about Internet safety in a non-threatening way that is accessible to students."

The "Internet Safety Program" consists of three interactive lessons, upper and lower elementary lesson plans and unit quiz, tips for parents and guardians, a printable Internet safety certificate for students, and a printable poster to remind students how to stay safe online. Upper elementary and lower elementary teacher's Guides are provided so that educators may best integrate the Pokemon Learning League lessons into their classroom planning.

More than 4,000 students will start piloting the program in January 2008. These students can access the "Internet Safety Program" at http://www.pokemonlearningleague.com/internet.

Guided by an advisory board of experienced educators and education experts, Pokemon Learning League lessons guide students through a three-step approach to learning: an animated, narrative tutorial (Watch), guided practice (Try) and an interactive challenge (Apply). School and district-wide subscriptions to Pokemon Learning League include formative assessment and assignment tools to measure and document student achievement and individualize instruction. The assignment feature allows educators to assign topics based on students' abilities, set due dates and monitor progress on an individual basis and for an entire class.

For more information on the "Internet Safety Program" from the Virginia Department of Education and Pokemon Learning League, visit http://www.pokemonlearningleague.com/internet.
Source: http://www.earthtimes.org/
Dec 05

Confessions of a Pokemon addict

Posted by | December 5th 2007 at 01:17 AM EST
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I think many of the viewers of PocketMonsters.net are in University or College, so this article won't be too surprising to many of you. It's good to see that the mainstream media is now positively explaining that Pokemon isn't just for children. Pokemon celebrated it's 10th anniversary last year and many of us have been following Pokemon since it's started.

The card game isn't just for kids -- grown-ups play it, too -- By Justin Arnold

I've got a secret: I play Pokemon.

It's weird, I know. But I've never been good at basketball or football ... actually anything related to gravity or inertia.

So when artist Mike Krahulik blogged in the Web comic Penny Arcade that he had recently fallen into the rabbit hole with Pokemon Pearl for the Nintendo DS, like a true fan I jumped in too.

Since then I have played in relative secrecy, though with a fanatic's devotion to the intricacies of the game, playing whenever the moment presents itself. Waiting in traffic, on lunch breaks and, of course, while on marathon phone conversations with family. Sorry, Mother.

But it was not until recently did I realize that my secret guilty pleasure was nothing to be secretive or guilt-ridden over. In fact, I found I was in good company.

The Comic Stop in Lynnwood acts as the official headquarters of the Arcadia Battle Academy, a rich den of celebrated geekdom that has given a home to Pokemon players of varying skill, interest and age that include every facet of the game: collectible card game, video game and figurines.

The back room of the Comic Stop is a modest affair and decorated in the proper gamer decor, tables and chairs with game posters adorning the walls and empty Mountain Dew cans littering the floor. While to the casual observer it may appear somewhat messy, I would submit that to a gamer, it is merely well-loved.

Of the 23 people present on an evening earlier this month only five are kids, leaving a good cross-section of 20- and 30-somethings to spar one another with their respective Pokemon game of choice.

Anjanette Colbert, a 24-year-old student from Edmonds Community College, would be my opponent that evening, our weapon of choice the video game version of Pokemon on the handheld Nintendo DS.

Colbert was kind and courteous as were all of the gamers that evening, but little did I know that under the clever disguise of a gentle accounting coed lurked an epic opponent who would give me the thrashing of my virtual life.

"No!" I wailed as my Geodude -- a creature in the Pokemon genre with a rock for a head which I aptly named Rocky -- was knocked out when Colbert's Quilfish used its "waterfall" attack.

Poor Rocky, I hardly knew you.

My second and third Pokemon fared even worse, and before I knew it I was sipping from the bitter brew known as defeat.

Yet Colbert was benevolent in her victory, even giving me some tips on finding and training new Pokemon. Calmly, she told me some good Web sites for newbie Pokemon trainers such as myself, and shared some battle tactics for when I may occasionally want to -- you know -- win.

And that esprit de corp, according to Krahulik, is the point of not only the Arcadia Battle Academy, but Pokemon as well.

"It depends on who you are playing, but at the events I've gone to it's one of the most important things," Krahulik said.

And thus far he is right on, as the members of the Arcadia Battle Academy are more than gracious with their time, advice, even their Pokemon. Franklin Webber, a 30-year-old quality assurance engineer from Seattle, is another Pokemon player who has come to battle his evenings away with other adults, pointing out that the camaraderie is just as important as the game itself.

"Everyone is really cool and comes with the right attitude," Webber said. "The Comic Stop hosts a lot of great events like this, and the staff has been great, plus the facilities have been outstanding."

Webber has also known the gentle ribbing from co-workers who delighted in making fun of his hobby.

"Oh yeah, they would make fun of me," Webber said. "But I would joke about it around the office too, handing out stickers and cards. They thought it was silly."

Despite the jokes and jibes, the game itself is a treat for Webber, no matter what form it may take.

"I started out with the Pokemon video games, and I'm now getting into the card game," Webber said. "Compared to other card games like Magic: The Gathering, it's more casual. I don't really care about winning or losing, it's all about hanging out with the players."

In a sense, these Pokemon players reflect the larger Northwest gamer community, something that over the years has developed into a thriving culture that has delved into every facet of the medium.

So whether visiting the Comic Stop during the day or the Arcadia Battle Academy at night, be aware that it is frequented by the most unlikely heroes you may ever meet.

Just don't expect them to wear tights and a cape.
Source: http://www.wdbj7.com/
Dec 05

Pokemon USA teams up with the State of Virginia to keep kids safe online

Posted by | December 5th 2007 at 01:04 AM EST
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While the details of the partnership haven't been made fully available, we can assume that the State of Virginia will be using Pokemon to help promote web safety.

Virginia teams up with Pokemon USA to keep kids safe online

The Internet can be a dangerous place. That's why parents need to watch out for their kids.

That was a hot topic Tuesday night at the Educational Technology Leadership Conference held at the Hotel Roanoke.

The state of Virginia has teamed up with Pokemon USA. They are providing teachers and parents with useful information on how to keep kids safe online.

The Internet Safety Program will be rolled out throughout the state beginning in January.
Source: http://www.wdbj7.com/
Dec 04

Returning Pokemon in Super Smash Bros Brawl

Posted by | December 4th 2007 at 03:50 PM EST
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In today's 'Daily Weekday Updates' on the official Super Smash Bros Brawl website, they announced the returning Pokemon that will be in the game. Below is a list of those Pokemon.


Suicune                                 Lugia


Entei                                 Staryu


Bellossom                                 Ho-Oh


Wobbuffet                                 Togepi


Snorlax                                 Celebi


Mew
Nov 30

Pokemon Snap coming to Wii Virtual Console in Japan on December 4th

Posted by | November 30th 2007 at 02:53 PM EST
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Pokemon Snap is coming to Wii Virtual Console in Japan on December 4th for 1000 Wii Points. Unlike most Virtual Console games that are emulated images of the original game, Pokemon Snap has some added some newfeatures. In the Wii Virtual Console version of Pokemon Snap, after taking pictures, you can save them onto your Wii Message board and you can also send them to your friends.

Pokemon Snap has also been announced for North America. It will be released a few days after the Japanese launch on December 10th, 2007.Hopefully we will see more Pokemon games on Wii Virtual Console in the near future as well.

Pokemon Snap is a non-traditional Pokemon game for the Nintendo 64 and now for the Nintendo Wii. In Pokemon Snap, the famous Pokemon Researcher, Professor Oak, is researching Pokemon on Pokemon Island, and invites Todd, a talented young photographer, to assist in his research. The only current inhabitants of Pokemon Island are wild Pokemon, making it the perfect place to study Pokemon in their natural habitat. Whereas a trainer may not be able to resist catching the wild Pokemon of the island, Todd's photography skills may equally aid in the Professor's research to complete his Pokemon Report.

Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/
Nov 29

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - 56 & 57

Posted by | November 29th 2007 at 03:16 PM EST
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Mikaruge's Keystone! is the 56th episode of Diamond & Pearl. It aired in Japan on November 29, 2007.

During a training session, Buoysel's SonicBoom accidentally destroys a stone tower. A Mikaruge appears from the debris and begins to attack the group, so they must begin the trial of re-sealing it.



Beadull Knows! is the 57th episode of Diamond & Pearl. It first aired in Japan on November 29th, 2007 as part of a one-hour special alongside DP056.

Before an under-construction stone bridge, Satoshi and his friends meet the Breeder Ishisu, who is having a quarrel with the designer of the bridge. They are having sort of a headache because the "employee"-- Beadull, who is supposed to do the quarrying, now doesn't work. Satoshi and friends offer to help with the quarrying work.




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