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Apr 22

Pokémon Center - 20th Anniversary

Posted by Sunain | April 22nd 2018 at 11:48 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, Pokémon Center, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Store, Pokénchi, Sun & Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The Japanese Pokémon Centers are celebrating their 20th Anniversary with various promotions starting on April 25th, 2018 until June 30th, 2018 at all the Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan as a thank you for the support they have received over the years. There will be tons of events and special gifts!

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Shaymin Event Pokémon Distribution

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From April 25th, 2018 until June 30th, 2018, Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan will be distributing a Shaymin to players of Pocket Monsters Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon. Shaymin can not be obtained during normal gameplay, so this is a great opportunity for players to get one!

Shaymin Promo TCG Card Illustrated by Shoko Nakagawa

During Pokénchi episode number 131, it was revealed that Shoko Nakagawa had illustrated a Shaymin TCG promo card that will be distributed by Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores staff members. A high resolution image of the TCG card is available on the Imageboard. Pokénchi airs weekly on Sunday's at 8am on TV Tokyo.

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Special Clear Card

Starting on May 12th, 2018, those that visit the Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan can receive a Special Clear Card as thanks for those that visited the store. The picture on the clear card depends on the time period that the patrons visit.

Clear Card #1 Distribution Time Period: May 12th, 2018 until June 1st, 2018
Clear Card #2 Distribution Time Period: June 2nd, 2018 until June 30th, 2018

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Clear Card Holder

From April 25th, 2018 until June 30th, 2018, Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan will distribute a Clear Card Holder to those that spend at least 4000yen (including tax). The Clear Card Holder is the exact size to hold the Clear Cards distributed by the Pokémon Centers, so it's a great place to store all your collected Clear Cards from now on!

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Pokémon Center 20th Anniversary Pikachu Promo TCG Card

Those that purchase 5 booster packs from the Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores or the Pokémon Center Online will receive a 20th Anniversary Pikachu Promo TCG Card.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/pokecen_20th/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Center - 20th Anniversary Promotion Video


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmFuj1QpTpY

Article edited on 2018-04-22 12:00:28 by Sunain
Apr 09

Movie 21 Website Updates with New Story, Character profiles, Guest VA Comments and New Trailers

Posted by Adamant | April 9th 2018 at 03:04 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, YouTube
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

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The Pokémon movies take a new step forward.

It has been one year since the 20th anniversary blockbuster "I Choose You!".
Young talent has been added to the production team, starting on the top with the director, and the all new Pokémon movie "Everyone's Story" has finally been created.
This summer, we want you too to take a step forward alongside everyone, towards an adventure nobody has ever seen before.

Once a year, a "wind festival" is held in Fura City,
the city where people live together with the wind.
On the final day of the festival, the legendary Pokémon Lugia will appear and give the people the blessed wind,
a promise said to date back to the distant past.

Lisa, the highschooler and Pokémon rookie.
Kagachi, the braggart that just can't stop telling tall tales.
Trito, the timid researcher that lacks confidence.
Hisui, the old eccentric that hates Pokémon.
Largo, the mysterious little girl that hangs around in the forest all by herself.

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While they're participating in the festival,
Satoshi and Pikachu meets these five companions by pure coincidence. Each of them has their own worries on their mind,
and are unable to take a step forward together with their partner Pokémon,
but when they meet each other, the cogs of destiny start turning......

Will the promise with Lugia be kept?
And just what is the true identity of the mythical Pokémon Zeraora??

Everyone's friendship, both people's and Pokémon's, will now cause a miracle to occur.

Character Profiles

Characters profiles and voice actor comments
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SATOSHI (Partner Pokémon: The Mouse Pokémon Pikachu)

A boy aiming to become the world's greatest Pokémon Master. He continues his travels together with his partner Pikachu, wanting to meet Pokémon he's never seen before.

Voice: Rica Matsumoto
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LARGO (Partner Pokémon: The Thunderclap Pokémon Zeraora)

A little girl living in Fura City, and the mayor's daughter. She's a resolute and kind little lady. It appears she has something to do with the mythical Pokémon Zeraora, but...

Voice: Mana Ashida
I think the bond between Satoshi and Pikachu, as well as between people and Pokémon in general, is wonderful and something to envy, so I got really happy when I was offered a role in the movie. Pokémon are so cute, and they really make you want to live together with them! Largo is strong-willed, but really innocent and gentle, and since everyone watching this movie also have something they want to protect, I hope that me playing this role will make them realize they can work hard and become stronger. I want to do my best to get on the same page as you all!
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LISA (Partner Pokémon: The Evolution Pokémon Eievui)

A highschooler and Pokémon rookie. She came to the wind festival in order to get an Eievui, which she had promised her injured little brother.

Voice: Rina Kawaei
It's a genuine honor to be able to take part in the world of Pokémon, a world that a broad generation of people are familiar with, from kids to adults. I haven't had many opportunities to voice act yet, so I'm happy to be given this chance, and I practice a lot at home!! I want to do my absolute utmost to properly get across both the energetic aspect of Lisa, as well as her bond with Eievui and her relationship with the other characters in the movie!
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TRITO (Partner Pokémon: The Egg Pokémon Lucky)

A Pokémon researcher who's bad at talking to others. He's participating in the wind festival in order to make a presentation related to his research, but he lacks the confidence and ends up just sitting there getting consoled by Lucky.

Voice: Gaku Hamada
I'm part of the generation that experienced Pokémon as a social phenomenon, where everyone played the video games and sang "Pokémon ieru ka na?" all the time, so when I got offered this role I got so excited I ended up inadvertently shouting "Yeah!". When I look at the Pokémon that appear in this year's movie, especially my partner Lucky, I get filled with nostalgia. I hope that I and everyone else will be able to put together a new story so that we don't dishonor the tradition.
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KAGACHI (Partner Pokémon: The Imitation Pokémon Usokkie)

A braggart that just can't stop telling tall tales. He visited the wind festival together with his beloved niece. It appears Usokkie adores him for a very particular reason. He talks about how "There's a super rare Pokémon in this city!", but...

Voice: Koji Ohkura
It's been said that I don't fit the Pokémon franchise, so the fact that a day where I got to be involved with the franchise eventually showed up was... quite shocking. I thought Kagachi was a difficult role to play, but I also think it's a role that especially adults can sympathize with. Since I'm so good at playing people that are going through something (laughs), I want to do my absolute utmost when it comes to this role, first of all to properly fit the movie, but more than anything in order to make children happy.
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HISUI (Partner Pokémon: The Big Jaw Pokémon Waninoko)

An old woman living in Fura City that hates Pokémon. She started avoiding Pokémon because of something that happened in the past, but for some reason a lot of Pokémon follow her around, including a Waninoko.

Voice: Masako Nozawa
Although I initially misunderstood and thought I was being offered the role of "Waninoko" (laughs), I was still very happy I got to be a part of this movie. Since Pokémon has a very sweet and lovely worldview, I thought we were really far removed from one another, so I was really shocked by the offer. Me in a Pokémon movie?! The Hisui character fancies herself as normal, but from other people's point of view she's a bit eccentric... but also someone near and dear. I hope I will be able to express this when playing the role.
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RIKU

Lisa's younger brother. A young boy that loves Pokémon. He's hospitalized because of an injured leg.

Voice: Shoko Nakagawa
Once again, a new wind is blowing in the Pokémon movie, and I'm already super excited! In addition to the nostalgia felt from all the extremely familiar Pokémon that appear in this year's movie, it also combines this nostalgia with a very unique freshness, including the invigorating look of Satoshi's face, and I hope I can once again portray the kind of strength and weakness that you'll be able to truly feel because it's Pokémon.
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MAYOR OLIVER

The mayor of Fura City and Largo's father. He is a strict man with a strong sense of responsibility. He is constantly on the move in order to ensure that the wind festival is a success.

Voice: Koichi Yamadera
I was wondering if I'd be dropped from the Pokémon movies after the 20th anniversary, so I was really relieved I got to take a part in this year's movie as well. Last year I came up with a certain unique cry in response to the director's completely unreasonable demands, so I'm wondering what kind of crazy challenges I'll get this year...... I'm looking forward to it already. Since I'm going to play the father of Mana-chan's character Largo, my goal will be to be a father she won't be embarrassed by. I want to play the role so that she never ends up saying something like "Stop it, Yama-chan"!!
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ZERAORA

A mythical Pokémon said to live in the mountain recesses of Fura City. By emitting an electric current from the pads on its arms and legs, it's able to move through the air at the speed of lightning.

Species: Thunderclap Pokémon
Type: Electric
Height: 1.5m
Weight: 44.5kg
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LUGIA

A legendary Pokémon said to appear on the final day of the wind festival and give the city blessed wind.

Species: Diving Pokémon
Type: Psychic/Flying
Height: 5.2m
Weight: 216.0kg


Teaser and trailer

Teaser 3:


Trailer 2:


In addition to the new teaser and trailer, new versions of the previous teaser and trailer were uploaded as well:

Teaser 2:


Trailer 1:


Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/story/, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/chara/ and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/trailer/

Article edited on 2018-04-10 10:18:21 by Sunain
Apr 08

Mythical Pokémon Zeraora - Oha Suta - April 9th, 2018 / Movie 21 Trailer

Posted by Sunain | April 8th 2018 at 10:12 PM EDT
Tags: Oha Suta, Movie, YouTube
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Oha Suta broadcasted the latest Movie 21 trailer on April 9th, 2018 and also revealed the Mythical Pokémon Zeraora (ゼラオラ). The details revealed on Oha Suta were then posted on the official websites and the trailers were posted on YouTube.

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Mythical Pokémon Zeraora

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The Mythical Pokémon Zeraora appears like a thunderbolt! This Pokémon creates a powerful magnetic field by emitting strong electric currents from the pads on its hands and feet. It can use this magnetic field to levitate and move through the air at high speed. Its max speed is said to be about the same as that of a lightning strike.

Unlike most Electric-type Pokémon, it doesn’t have an organ within its body that can produce electricity. However, it is able to gather and store electricity from outside sources, then use it as its own electric energy. When it uses massive amounts of electricity, its fur stands on end all over its body.

Source: https://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/ultra/en-us/gallery-detail-19.html

YouTube - Mythical Pokémon Discovered in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsMEOvDABUE


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmFuj1QpTpY

YouTube Trailer - Pocket Monsters Everyone's Story Trailer #2


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUteG3Ja-To

Pocket Monsters Everyone's Story Trailer #2 Translation

Lisa: This is the city where people live together with the wind.
Lisa: Once a year, we make a deal with Lugia where it promises to give us wind.

Riku: Sis!
Lisa: "Catch a Pokémon"?!
Riku: I'm begging you! Look!
Lisa: Really...?

Lisa: But I just don't get Pokémon...

Trio: Aw, it's no use...

Kagachi: It's not like I'm obligated to be liked by you or anything!

Hisui: Hm?
Hisui: Was that just my imagination?

Lisa: We still had no idea...

Lisa: ...that this encounter...

Lisa: ...was not a coincidence.

Text: Something dear to everyone

Rocket trio: What?!

Satoshi: Guys!
Satoshi: Please wait!

Hisui: I will...
Kagachi: I will...
Trito: I will...
Text: ...rise back up even if I get hurt

Lisa: Why do you push yourselves this hard?!

Satoshi: It's because the Pokémon are by our side!

Text: One little bit of effort from everyone will change the future

Narrator: Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story

Satoshi: Even things we can't do alone...
Group: ...are possible alongside you!

Article edited on 2018-04-08 10:24:46 by Sunain
Apr 06

Pokémon Duel - Version 6.0.0

Posted by Sunain | April 6th 2018 at 10:43 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Duel
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A major update is now available for Pokémon Duel, the mobile strategy game in which fans battle each other with digital Pokémon figures. This update introduces the ability for Pokémon to change forms, new Legendary Pokémon, and much more.

Pokémon Duel is available for download at no charge on the App Store, Amazon Appstore for Android, and on Google Play.
 
New features include:
  • The ability for Pokémon to change forms! Certain Pokémon will now be able to change their forms during battle. As well, players can get rare items and a ticket good for a Booster 6-pack guaranteed to include at least one [EX] or higher rarity figure just for logging in. Note that log-in bonuses will be available only for a limited time.
 
  • As part of Pokémon’s legendary year, the Legendary Pokémon Kyurem is now available, and in the right deck it’ll be able to change its form. Both Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, which have drawn their power from the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom, have also been introduced with this update. Trainers will also need the new DNA Splicers plate to help Kyurem change its form. All three Pokémon are available in the April 2018 Recommended Booster A and the April 2018 Booster 10-pack A.
 
  • A new social feature introduces the ability to follow other players and track their progress in-game. Pokémon Duel fans can receive special items if they follow enough players, and can earn extra items if enough players follow them back.
 
  • Players should take note of the strongest decks they see their friends use, because they'll need to be on top of their game with the upcoming tournament feature. A pre-tournament will be held soon to preview this long-awaited feature. Future tournaments will be held in various formats, so players should make sure to build a wide collection of Pokémon figures and plates.

YouTube Promo - Change the Forms of Pokémon and More in Pokémon Duel!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCD04idFjc0

Article edited on 2018-04-06 10:45:35 by Sunain
Apr 03

Legendary Year of Pokémon - April 2018 Distributions - Entei and Raikou

Posted by Sunain | April 3rd 2018 at 10:44 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Legendary Pokémon, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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From April 4th, 2018 until April 25th, 2018, Entei and Raikou will be available to get wirelessly via the Nintendo Network on the Nintendo 3DS in Europe while players in the United States must obtain them from participating Target stores. Players in Canada can get them in the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter. Players of Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Sun will be able to get Entei while players of Pokémon Ultra Moon or Pokémon Moon can get Raikou.

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LEGENDARY POKÉMON ENTEI AND RAIKOU CHARACTER DISTRIBUTION COMING VIA WIFI IN APRIL

The Pokémon Company International today announced that Entei and Raikou will be the next Pokémon featured in the yearlong celebration of Legendary Pokémon. Beginning April 4 until April 25, the Legendary Pokémon Entei or Raikou will be wirelessly distributed via Nintendo Network for Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, or Pokémon Ultra Moon games for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of system.

Both powerful Legendary Pokémon from the Johto region, Raikou can shoot bolts of lightning from the rain clouds on its back and Entei is thought to have been born inside an erupting volcano. Each is a significant addition to any Trainer’s lineup. Players will receive one of these Legendary Pokémon in their game, which one determined by the version they have, as well as an extra gift if redeeming in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon.

On April 6, The Pokémon TCG: Legends of Johto GX Collection will be available at participating retailers. This impressive collection includes never-before-seen foil promo cards featuring Entei-GX and Raikou-GX and much more.

Boosters featuring Entei and Raikou are also available for in-app purchase in Pokémon Duel, the exciting mobile strategy game in which fans deploy digital Pokémon figures and battle based on strategic moves to reach a goal in the opponent’s territory.

Entei and Raikou - Level / Moves:


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YouTube Trailer - Entei and Raikou Join the 2018 Legendary Pokémon Celebration!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omkIB_wAguA

Article edited on 2018-04-03 11:03:35 by Sunain
Mar 23

Detective Pikachu and the second wave of DLC for Pokkén Tournament DX launch Today

Posted by Sunain | March 23rd 2018 at 10:27 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, Detective Pikachu, Pokkén Tournament DX
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Both Detective Pikachu and the second wave of DLC for Pokkén Tournament DX launch today, March 23rd, 2018.

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Detective Pikachu opens his casebook on Nintendo 3DS systems, and Blastoise surfs onto the battlefield in Pokkén Tournament DX on Nintendo Switch

Get ready to embark on an epic action-adventure game like no other with a very special Pikachu and his good friend Tim. Join the unlikely duo as they work to uncover the mysteries of Ryme City and find Tim’s missing father in Detective Pikachu. The game is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Detective Pikachu features:
  • The ultimate crime-busting duo – Team up with self-proclaimed great Detective Pikachu. You have never seen or heard a Pikachu like this one before.
     
  • An incredible Pokémon metropolis – Venture among the people and Pokémon that fill the streets of Ryme City as you search high and low for clues.
     
  • Opportunities to investigate Pokémon mysteries – Become the ultimate detective with Pikachu and search crime scenes, solve puzzles, talk to witnesses and find evidence to crack the case.
 
  • Get help from Pikachu with Easy mode – New to sleuthing or need help uncovering evidence? Don’t worry, Detective Pikachu features an Easy Mode where Pikachu will provide handy hints.

 
A special extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo is also available now. The amiibo allows players to view all the Pika Prompts (short video clips) from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier. These clips feature Pikachu’s quips and antics—and may even contain a hint.
 
To celebrate the launch of Detective Pikachu, a free Pikachu iMessage sticker set is available now on iOS. The sticker set includes eight stickers featuring Detective Pikachu in various poses. Fans who want to know more about the story of the game can check out the illustrated prequel story, “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case.” Taking place before Detective Pikachu teams up with Tim, the short story sets the scene for the video game. “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case” is available to download at no charge on Apple iBooks Store and Amazon’s Kindle Store now for a limited time.
 
Detective Pikachu is available now to purchase digitally or in-store at retail. For all information, please visit: https://detectivepikachu.pokemon.com/en-gb/
 

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Also available today is the second wave of new content for the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. Prepare to wash away the competition as this wave of DLC unleashes the Water-type Battle Pokémon Blastoise, brand-new avatar items, new Trainer titles and two new Support Pokémon—the Mythical Pokémon Mew and Celebi. The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC is available now for £13.49. The Battle Pack includes this wave of content as well as the initial wave, which includes the Battle Pokémon Aegislash and Support Pokémon Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Players who have already purchased the Battle Pack DLC will be able to simply download an update containing this second wave of characters.

YouTube Promo - Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 2 - Available Now - Nintendo Switch


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWWy39sqzF4

Article edited on 2018-03-23 10:32:31 by Sunain
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