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Apr 11

How do you get Pikachu on a bus? / Johnny Vegas Hosts UK Battle Tournament 2014 Finals

Posted by Sunain | April 11th 2014 at 05:46 PM EDT
Tags: Games, Press Release, Pokémon X and Y, Pokémon Video Game National Championships
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It was announced that British actor and comedian Johnny Vegas will host the Pokémon X and Y Battle Tournament 2014 Finals in London on Saturday April 26th, 2014 at The Music Room. Full details of the event are in our previous news article.

The Pokémon Company also announced a programme to help promote public transport in London by attempting to get Pikachu on a London double decker bus. Press release pictures are on the Imageboard.

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Press Release

Londoners are celebrating Year of the Bus in 2014, and part of a programme of on-going events to mark the occasion, Transport for London and Pikachu teamed up to answer a question they've been ruminating over... that is just how do you get Pikachu on a bus? This is how they got on...

Article edited on 2014-04-11 05:47:11 by Sunain
Apr 09

Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection out now on iTunes

Posted by Sunain | April 9th 2014 at 12:32 PM EDT
Tags: CD, Games, Black and White, Press Release, Music, iTunes
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The Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection was made available for purchase on iTunes on April 8th, 2014 for $9.99 (£7.99). The CD was originally released in Japan on October 20th, 2010. The iTunes collection contains 165 tracks but 8 tracks from the CD collection were not made available for purchase. The following tracks are not available on iTunes: Gate, Eye Contact! Businessman, Raimon City, Handsome Theme, Eye Contact! Parasol Lady, The Tourist Ship Royal Isshu and Shift Factory.

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Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection out now on iTunes

In 2011 the world was introduced to Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott, plus the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom, when Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version launched for the Nintendo DS family of systems.

Now fans can revisit the sounds of the Unova region thanks to a beautifully remastered soundtrack from Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. The soundtrack contains music composed by, Junichi Masuda, Shota Kageyama, Hitomi Satō, Gō Ichinose, Morikazu Aoki, Minako Adachi, and Satoshi Nohara, and is arranged by Shota Kageyama, Hitomi Satō, Gō Ichinose, and Minako Adachi.

The Pokémon Company has released other digitally remastered soundtracks under the Super Music Collection title over the past few months. So far, the collection includes soundtracks from:

Fans looking to complete their collections can look forward to the final release from the Pokémon musical archives soon:
Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pokemon-black-pokemon-white/id839750839
Apr 07

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction / 12 Million X and Y Sales

Posted by Sunain | April 7th 2014 at 11:53 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Games, Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, Movie, X and Y, YouTube, Pokémon X and Y
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The Pokémon Company International announced that the 17th Pokémon movie will be called: Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. It was also revealed that Pokémon X and Y have almost sold a combined total of 12 million copies worldwide since their October 2013 launch, This brings the overall Pokémon video games sales to date at approximately 245 million. More than 20 billion Pokémon TCG cards gave shipped globally and anime is licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries and in more than 30 languages.

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Press Release

POKÉMON EXPANDS ITS ANIMATION OFFERINGS AND REACH AROUND THE WORLD
New Feature Film and Television Season, Video-on-Demand Deals, and More Broadcast Partners Help Bring More Pokémon Animation to More People

Cannes, Paris—April 7, 2014—The Pokémon Company International kicked off MIPTV by announcing its newest feature-length animated film, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, which is now available for license. The movie features Ash and Pikachu, plus other classic Pokémon as well as those making their animation debut from the blockbuster Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games. With more broadcast and VOD partners signed, brand-new TV animation in homes, and the new movie on the horizon, 2014 promises to be a strong year for Pokémon animation.

Pokémon’s expanded VOD offerings include deals with Netflix and Hulu. Fans in all Netflix territories have enjoyed classic Pokémon seasons and movies since content launched in March, and fan favorite Pokémon animation also debuted on Hulu in the US this February. The Netflix and Hulu deals come after The Pokémon Company International launched the Pokémon TV application for iOS and Android devices in 2013.

Fans in Russia will once again enjoy their favorite animated episodes, as Pokémon and the Russian free-to-air broadcaster 2X2 recently signed a deal to begin airing Pokémon the Series: XY this September. The season, which is already airing in numerous markets around the world, brings the total number of Pokémon episodes to nearly 800. 2X2 joins European partners including CITV in the UK, Gulli in France, K2 in Italy, YEP! in Germany, Clan TV in Spain, TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Norway, VT4 and Club RTL in Belgium, and Disney XD in markets across Europe. Other broadcast partners are Cartoon Network in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America; Eleven in Australia; etv in South Africa; and YTV in Canada.

A leading children’s entertainment franchise, Pokémon features a wide array of offerings including video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, animation, and various licensed products. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y recently became the fastest-selling video games for the Nintendo 3DS system, selling nearly 12 million copies worldwide since their October 2013 launch and adding to the more than 245 million Pokémon video games sold to date. With more than 20 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped globally and animation licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries and in more than 30 languages, Pokémon is a long-standing hit among fans around the world.

The Pokémon Company International is excited to meet new and existing partners at MIPTV at stand P0.A20.

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Movie Summary

In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as ruler. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. While seeking help from the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas, Diancie encounters a group of thieves who want to take control of its diamond-producing power—and who awaken the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal from its cocoon in the process! Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power, stop Yveltal's rampage, and save the Diamond Domain?

Article edited on 2014-04-07 12:51:09 by Sunain
Mar 31

Easter Promotion - Magmar and Electabuzz Distribution

Posted by Sunain | March 31st 2014 at 09:50 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Games, Press Release, Pokémon X and Y, Event Pokémon
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The Pokémon Company International announced that Magmar and Electabuzz will be distributed throughout Europe in April at participating stores. People can also get a free Pokémon TCG: XY special sampling pack that includes Pikachu (XY 42/146).

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Distribution Details

Electabuzz: Level 30, Ability Vital Spirit and the moves Low Kick, Shock Wave, Light Screen and Thunder Punch.
Magmar: Level 30, Ability Vital Spirit and the moves Smokescreen, Fire Spin, Confuse Ray and Fire Punch.

Distribution Locations and Dates

Country Distribution Dates Locations
United Kingdom April 4th, 2014~ GAME
Portugal April 14th, 2014 until June 1st, 2014 FNAC
Australia April 11th, 2014 until May 11th, 2014 EB Games, JB Hifi and Target
Spain April 14th, 2014 until June 1st, 2014 Blade Center, Cadena Fnac, Canal Ocio, Carrefour, El Corte Inglés, GAME, GameStop, GAMESTORE, HIPERCOR, Media Markt, Toys R US, Worten, Alcampo, Eroski
France April 14th, 2014~ GAME
Belgium April 14th, 2014 until April 30th, 2014 FNAC
Germany April 14th, 2014~ Gamestop, Toys R US, Müller, Karstadt, MediMax and Flashpoint


Press Release - Easter Comes Early This Year With Pokémon!

Receive Magmar In Pokémon X Or Electabuzz In Pokémon Y Video Games For Free At Game Uk This April! London, UK—March 31, 2014— Today, The Pokémon Company International announced an exciting Easter promotion for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game players, with a special Pokémon Trading Card Game: XY expansion treat, at the leading video game retailer, GAME UK.

Starting April 4 and for a limited time only, Pokémon video game players can receive a free Pokémon character—Magmar for Pokémon X or Electabuzz for Pokémon Y — at all GAME UK stores. The redeemable codes for the characters will be printed on cash receipts upon request, and no purchase is necessary. The Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games have already enjoyed huge success, selling nearly 12 million copies globally in the first four months since the worldwide launch in October 2013.

Both seasoned Pokémon Trainers and newcomers to the games will enjoy playing with Electabuzz and Magmar, who appeared in the very first Pokémon video games, Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version. Battling, trading, and collecting have always been at the heart of the Pokémon experience, so fans will appreciate the special bonus items that come with this distribution: Electabuzz is holding an Electirizer, and Magmar is holding a Magmarizer. When traded holding these items, Electabuzz will evolve into Electivire, and Magmar will evolve into Magmortar.

Pokémon Trading Card Game fans can also get in on the action with a free Pokémon TCG: XY special sampling pack available in store and while stocks last. All packs will include a special foil Pikachu card, plus one additional card from the Pokémon TCG: XY expansion. No purchase is necessary.

Pokémon TCG: XY launched on February 5 in the UK and includes all-new Mega Evolution Pokémon and new Fairy-type Pokémon. Since its release, the Pokémon Trading Card Game has shipped over 20 billion cards across 74 countries. The new Pokémon TCG: XY expansion is based on the best-selling Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

To support this exciting promotion, The Pokémon Company International is investing in a TV campaign to showcase the Pokémon universe, demonstrating how Pokémon TCG and video game content is part of the same world. Promotional spots will air from April 7 to April 27 on CiTV, Cartoon Network, Disney XD, and Sky Kids.

Sources: http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-gb/pokemon/electabuzz_magmar_distribution/
http://www.pokemonxy.com/nl-be/pokemon/electabuzz_magmar_distribution/
http://www.pokemonxy.com/pt-pt/pokemon/electabuzz_magmar_distribution/
http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-au/pokemon/electabuzz_magmar_distribution/
http://www.pokemonxy.com/es-es/pokemon/electabuzz_magmar_distribution/

Article edited on 2014-03-31 11:25:32 by Sunain
Mar 28

New Lumiose City Stage for Super Smash Bros 3DS

Posted by Sunain | March 28th 2014 at 11:23 AM EDT
Tags: Games, Miiverse, Super Smash Bros
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A Lumiose City Stage has been confirmed to be included in the upcoming Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS. Masahiro Sakurai (桜井政博), Director of the game, posted more screenshots of the stage on Miiverse and its shows that the time of day changes throughout the level.

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Source: https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAAAYUKlO86xLxA

Article edited on 2014-03-28 11:24:01 by Sunain
Mar 25

2014 April Friendly

Posted by Sunain | March 25th 2014 at 08:06 PM EDT
Tags: Games, Pokémon Global Link, Pokémon X and Y, X and Y
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The Pokémon website has revealed the 2014 April Friendly online tournament for Pokémon X and Y. Below are the details.

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Do you have a Pokémon party that you can't wait to battle with against top Trainers? Join the 2014 April Friendly, an Online Competition featuring players from around the world! The 2014 April Friendly features Single Battles, and every Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédex is eligible—even Legendary Pokémon such as Xerneas and Yveltal! All the Pokémon on your party will be set to Level 50 automatically for the duration of the battle—this goes for Pokémon above and below level 50.

Tournament Details

Region: North America and Europe
Registration Period: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 00:00:00 through Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 23:59:00 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 00:00:00 through Monday, April 28, 2014 at 23:59:00 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 00:00:00 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players may use only Pokémon found in the Kalos Pokédexes of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Players cannot use Pokémon that were brought to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y using the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Poké Transporter.
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon not found in the Central Kalos, Coastal Kalos or Mountain Kalos Pokédexes.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pgl/2014-april-friendly/

Article edited on 2014-03-25 08:07:07 by Sunain
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