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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!

Upcoming Episodes

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)
Oct 21 2018 Flag SM 93: 勇者リリエルとアローラの杖!
The Hero Liliel and the Alolan Cane!
Oct 28 2018 Flag SM 94: ゴーストポケモン大集合!みんなのお化け屋敷!!
Ghost Pokémon Everywhere! Everyone's Haunted House!!
Nov 04 2018 Flag SM 95: ヴェラ火山、ゴローンゴローニャやまおとこ!
Wela Volcano: The Golone, the Golonya and the Hiker!
Mar 12

Masamitsu Hidaka to be a Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2008

Posted by | March 12th 2008 at 05:01 PM EDT
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Famed Pokemon Director Masamitsu Hidaka is the first announced Guest of Honor for the highly anticipated Anime Expo 2008 convention which runs from July 3rd to July 6th, 2008.

Located in Los Angeles, California, Anime Expo is the United States largest anime/manga convention. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California.

More information can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).
Mar 10

Photoshop of the Month - March - Hikari's Poketch

Posted by | March 10th 2008 at 01:32 PM EDT
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The Photoshop of the Month contest is simple. Download this Month's picture and modify it in a funny, interesting, or bizarre way. You can use any photo editing software program you want. Post your picture as a new thread in the 'Photoshop of the Month' section on the Imageboard. Thanks for participating and we hope you enjoy this month's Photoshop Challenge.

Due to January's Photoshop's popularity, it was extended longer than a month. We hope you all enjoyed all the Photoshops that were submitted.

This month's Photoshop is a picture of Hikari's Poketch. What kind of new and unique Poketch app can you come up with? Now its time to show off your photoshop skills and your creativity at the same time.

The Photoshop of the contests will now last all month. This will give more people time to think of an edit and allow staff more setup time each month. Please continue to submit Photoshop pictures in the Photoshop Suggestions section. Make sure they are at least 640x480 in size.

Good Luck! We are all looking forward to your Photoshops.
Mar 10

Voice Actors from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Pokemon will be attending PortConMaine 2008

Posted by | March 10th 2008 at 01:04 PM EDT
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PortConMaine, New England’s longest running convention for Japanese animation, gaming, and pop culture, has proudly announced that stars of the hit new Nintendo Wii game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Michele Knotz and Bill Rogers, will be appearing at this year’s convention along with Daniel Kevin Harrison, a voice acting Maine native and regular guest of the convention.

Michele Knotz & Bill Rogers to attend PortConMaine 2008

Daniel Kevin Harrison is best known as the voice of Hiro in Gravitation. A Maine native, his anime credits include Gokudo, Madara, KO Beast, and Shingu. He has also appeared in movies including The Langoliers, Bird, and Wake. This will be Daniel’s seventh consecutive appearance at PortConMaine.

A native of the Jersey Shore, Michele Knotz has always had a passion for acting. She was cast in her first animated voice acting role as Hajime Yagi in The World of Narue in 2003. Since then, she has voiced Takako Kawashima in Shootfighter Tekken, Matsumoto in To Heart, and Razali, Cindy, Greta, and The Fairy in The Third. In 2006, Michele landed the lead roles, Jessie, May, Misty, and Nurse Joy for the Pokemon 10th anniversary special, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon, and continued to voice these characters throughout season 9 of Pokemon, The Battle Frontier. Along with human characters, she has voiced various Pokemon in the series such as Manaphy, Chikorita, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Chimecho, Beautifly, Masquerain, Dustox, Cacnea, Mudkip, and many others. In season 10 of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, Michele returned as Jessie and Nurse Joy as well as the Pokedex, Piplup, and many other Pokemon characters. Most recently, Michele has voiced the Pokemon trainer, Squirtle, and various other Pokemon in the Nintendo Wii video game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Since he debuted in Assemble Insert back in 2001, Bill Rogers has been providing voices to some of the most popular characters in some of the post popular shows including KO Beast, Madara, His and Her Circumstances, Gokudo, Comic Party, and To Heart. He is best known for his work as Touma Seguch in Gravitation, Yamamoto in Boogiepop Phantom, Tanaka Souichiro in Genshiken, Kanata Mouken in Shingu, and more recently as Kevin in The Third. He can also be heard as the voice of Brock and various creatures in Pokemon. Outside of the anime field, Bill has worked on the children’s show Tarchin and Friends an the series of Universal Safety Squad educational films. In video games, Bill has lent his voice to the XBox game Bullet Witch and the Nintendo Wii game m&m’s Kart Racing. He has also voiced various Pokemon in the Wii video game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

The guests will be appearing at PortConMaine throughout the convention. Question-and-answer panels will be set up to give fans the opportunity to talk to all the guests. Autograph sessions will be available to give fans the opportunity to get items signed at no additional charge.


About PortConMaine: First held in 2002, PortConMaine is New England’s longest running anime convention. Over 1600 fans of Japanese animation, video games, role playing games, and trading card games attended the convention in 2007. The convention is expected to grow again in 2008. PortConMaine 2008 will be held at the Eastland Park Hotel in Portland, Maine from July 3rd through 6th, 2008. More information about PortConMaine can be found at its official web site, www.portconmaine.com.

Source: http://www.activeanime.com/
Mar 10

Japanese Producers from Pokemon and Naruto to be special guest lectures at 'Japanese-English Bilingu

Posted by | March 10th 2008 at 12:55 PM EDT
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This summer, Keio Academy of New York provides the very unique "Japanese-English Bilingual Summer Camp 2008", which is a digital media production workshop for junior high school students from Japan and the United States. The workshop will provide students a perfect environment, where through hands on experience, they learn the techniques of digital media production as a method of self expression while in a diverse environment with other students from different cultural backgrounds.

Tradition of Japanese Academy Meets Digital Media Creation Through its Unique Bilingual and Bicultural Education in New York - Summer 2008

The workshop will be taught by professional filmmakers in the industry today. Students will work in small groups to produce short films. Each group will be supervised by a media instructor learning basic camera techniques, the art of story telling, and basic editing. Special lectures will also be held by world renowned creators such as a filmmaker/journalist, Jon Alpert, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and popular Japanese anime producers, for Pokemon, Naruto and more. Students will have a chance to live with other students from Japan and the United States on the beautiful nature filled campus in Westchester, NY. The program includes language lessons and cultural sessions which are taught by the native Japanese and English teachers of Keio Academy of New York. Bilingual moderators are available. Students will have the opportunity to learn a new language and experience another culture and to enjoy themselves in the process.

Date : 7/26/2008(sat.) - 8/09/2008(sat.)
Place: Keio Academy of New York 3 College Road, Purchase NY 10577 U.S.A.
Participants: 60 students, boys and girls, 13 - 15 years old (30 from Japan and 30 from the U.S.)
Program Fee: US $2,500

Application / Contact Information Keio Academy of New York Bilingual Summer Camp 2008 Administration Office Tel: +1-646-290-5270 email: summercamp@keio.edu URL http://www.keio.edu/summercamp
Source: http://www.sunherald.com/
Mar 07

Pocket Monsters Movie 11 Trailer Available

Posted by | March 7th 2008 at 10:39 AM EST
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The official Pokemon movie site was updated last night and the latest preview, the latest poster, and information on the characters and story was announced.

During the preview, parts of the movie theme song "ONE" sung by Crystal Kay can be heard. Unlike last years song with Sarah Brightman and Chris Thompson, it seems this song will be completely in Japanese.

You can view the new trailer on the Offical Pokemon Movie 11 website.

Sources: Crystal Kay Official Web Site and Official Pokemon Movie Website
Mar 04

Pokemon Announces 2008 Trading Card Game State Championships

Posted by | March 4th 2008 at 04:18 PM EST
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BELLEVUE, Wash. March 3, 2008 Pokemon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in trading card games, today announced the Pokemon Trading Card Game ( TCG ) State Championships. State Championships provide players the opportunity to succeed at an intellectual sport and test a player's Pokemon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity. The Pokemon TCG State Championships is a title event series where players in each of the three POP-recognized age divisions compete to earn the title of State Champion.

Pokemon TCG State Championships will be held in various locations throughout North America March 1st and 8th. Competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior Division ( born in 1997 or later ), Senior Division ( born in 1993, 1994, 1995, or 1996 ), and Masters Division ( born in 1992 or earlier ). All participants will receive a State Championships promo card and commemorative pin while supplies last and will have the opportunity to advance to the National Championships, leading to the final title series tournament: the Pokemon TCG World Championships held in Orlando, Florida, in August. Prizes are awarded to the top eight players in each age category. First-place winners will receive a State Champion trophy, a prize kit containing cool Pokemon merchandise, and a travel allowance to attend the National Championships in June.

Following City Championship events are the 2007 - 2008 Pokemon TCG State/Province/Territory Championships, the next step toward the 2008 World Championships in Orlando, Florida. Think you have what it takes to be one of the top three? Here's your chance to prove it and at the same time earn a trophy and other awesome prizes that show your accomplishment.

Sources: Go-Pokemon.com & Media-Newswire
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