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Jul 14

Mega Metagross / Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon-Amie / Mega Diancie

Posted by Sunain | July 14th 2014 at 11:20 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube, Nintendo 2DS, Mega Evolution, Pokémon-Amie, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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The Pokémon Company International today announced exciting new features and story elements of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, launching on November 28th, 2014, for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. A brand new gameplay trailer has also been released, giving fans a deeper look at what they will discover in their new adventure through the Hoenn region. Images from the press release have been added to the Imageboard.


New Mega-Evolved Pokémon Mega Metagross!

A new Mega-Evolved Pokémon was revealed today—Mega Metagross. Metagross is the partner Pokémon of Pokémon League Champion Steven, whose deep bond helps it to Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross. Despite helping Trainers throughout their journey, Steven is the last obstacle for Trainers to overcome before becoming the Pokémon League Champion.

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Mega Metagross, the Iron Leg Pokémon, is a massive Steel- and Psychic-type Pokémon standing at 2.5 m (8’02”) and weighing 942.9 kg (2078.7 lbs). Upon Mega Evolving, Metagross’s Ability changes to Tough Claws, which increases the power of attacks that make physical contact. Mega Metagross also has a greatly increased Speed stat, with additional increases in its Attack, Defence, Sp. Atk, and Sp. Def, making Mega Metagross primed for both offence and defence.

Deepen Your Bonds with Pokémon-Amie and Meet Cosplay Pikachu!

First introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Pokémon-Amie returns in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Pokémon-Amie allows Trainers to create close ties with their Pokémon by playing games together, petting them, and feeding them special snacks called Poké Puffs. As a player’s Pokémon become more affectionate, they will be more likely to do such things as evade attacks in battle, land critical hits, and get an overall boost in performance.

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Players will see Pikachu like they’ve never seen it before—Cosplay Pikachu—in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Meet Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre! They seem to have a connection to a kind of Contest Hall. Players will also be able to interact with Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon-Amie. More information about the new Cosplay Pikachu images shown today will be revealed in August!

Journey through the Hoenn Region

Your Hoenn adventure begins when you meet Pokémon Professor Birch, who runs the Pokémon Lab in Littleroot Town. Professor Birch will help players begin their journey by giving them their first Pokémon and a Pokédex. The Pokémon that appear and the rarity of each will differ between Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

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The first step to becoming the Champion is to challenge and defeat each of the Gym Leaders in the Hoenn region, including the main character’s father, Norman, who is the Leader of the Petalburg City Gym. It was also confirmed today that players will encounter and battle Rustboro City Gym Leader Roxanne, Dewford Town Gym Leader Brawly, Mauville City Gym Leader Wattson, and Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery.

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After defeating eight Gym Leaders, players will travel to the Pokémon League to battle the Elite Four, including Sidney and Phoebe. Upon defeating the Elite Four, Trainers will take on the Hoenn League Champion, Steven, and his Mega Metagross, in the hope of becoming the new Pokémon League Champion!

More Information on Mega Diancie Revealed!

When Diancie Mega Evolves into Mega Diancie, it will get the Magic Bounce Ability, which makes any status condition or stat-lowering effect bounce back at the Pokémon trying to inflict it. Through Mega Evolution, Mega Diancie receives a big boost to its Speed, as well as boosts to its Attack and Sp. Atk, while experiencing a reduction in its Defense and Sp. Def. The boosts help Mega Diancie with its quick, powerful attacks, such as Diamond Storm and Moonblast.

Further details of how players can get Diancie for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be shared soon. Players who receive Diancie can Mega Evolve it in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Article edited on 2014-07-14 01:04:59 by Sunain
Jul 10

Charizard Distribution at GAME UK

Posted by Sunain | July 10th 2014 at 11:43 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon X and Y, Mega Evolution, Event Pokémon, Game, Nintendo Zone
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GAME has announced they will be distributing a Charizard holding a Mega Stone for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y but it will also be available on Nintendo Zone.

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Press Release - Charizard is heating things up at GAME UK this summer!

Check out the latest Pokémon TCG: XY—Flashfire expansion and get a sizzling-hot Charizard holding a Mega Stone for your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y video game at GAME UK'

July 10th 2014, LONDON: From July 11th to August 10th, Pokémon fans can head to participating GAME stores to get a fiery Charizard for their Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game via Nintendo Zone.

This Charizard is holding the Mega Stone that enables it to Mega Evolve during battle, becoming even more powerful than before! Pokémon X players will get a Charizard holding a Charizardite Y Mega Stone. The Charizard that Pokémon Y players get will be holding a Charizardite X.

Players heading to GAME should bring their copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.

GAME will also feature the recently released Pokémon TCG: XY—Flashfire expansion, where fan-favourite Charizard appears on several cards.

Charizard will be available at GAME UK only until August 10, so it’s the perfect trip to make during the long summer holiday!

For shops without access to Nintendo Zone, Charizard fans can ask for a special code at the till.

Article edited on 2014-07-11 02:39:23 by Sunain
Jul 02

Furious Fists Officially Revealed

Posted by Sunain | July 2nd 2014 at 05:54 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release
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The third XY Pokémon Trading Card Game Furious Fists was officially announced to the public today and two Lucario cards were revealed. Details about the set were revealed last month to distributors.


Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists is the latest expansion to the Pokémon Trading Card Game franchise

Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists is the latest expansion to the Pokémon Trading Card Game franchise. Booster packs and theme decks—Dark Hammer and Enchanted Echo—will be available in stores on August 13, 2014, bringing more than 110 new cards to collect and play.

Key Features of the Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists Expansion:
  • Two new Mega Evolution Pokémon— The expansion features the incredibly powerful Mega Lucario-EX and Mega Heracross-EX.
  • Five new Pokémon-EX cards and four new full-art Pokémon-EX rare Ultra cards—New Pokémon-EX cards include Hawlucha-EX, Lucario-EX, Seismitoad-EX, Heracross-EX, and Dragonite-EX.
  • New Fossil Pokémon from the Kalos region—Fossil Pokémon from the Kalos region like Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Amaura, and Aurorus make their Pokémon TCG debut.
  • 18 new Trainer Cards, including three new full-art rare Ultra Trainer cards— New Trainer cards like Korrina (a Gym Leader in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games), Focus Sash, and more bring increased depth and player strategy to competitive battles.
  • Booster packs—Packs of 10 additional cards selected from the expansion will be available.
  • Two new theme decks—60-card preconstructed decks are designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG by enabling them to play right away.

XY—Furious Fists theme decks and booster packs include an in-pack code card that unlocks virtual cards from the XY—Furious Fists expansion for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online at www.pokemon.co.uk/tcgo.
Jun 30

Pokémon the Series: XY, Vol. 1 and 2 on iTunes

Posted by Sunain | June 30th 2014 at 11:58 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, DVD, Press Release, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, CITV, Cartoon Network
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The Pokémon Company has posted the latest Pokémon the Series: XY English dub episodes on iTunes for purchase in North America and the United Kingdom. The Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova (Box Set 1) was just revealed by Viz Media for release in North America on September 23rd, 2014, so fans will have a gap in the episodes available for purchase for a few months. Older episodes were recently posted on Netflix and Hulu. The DVD releases in North America have been notoriously slow and many of the seasons have been very hard to purchase due to high DVD prices. Beyond Home Entertainment in Australia though has been fairly up to date with the previous season DVD releases, but this marks the first time that current season episodes of the English dub are available for purchase.

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The first 23 episodes of the series are available which is up to date with the United States airings on Cartoon Network. CITV in the United Kingdom is currently a few episodes ahead of Cartoon Network in the US but oddly they can only purchase the first 16 episodes at the moment.

The Pokémon the Series: XY is available to purchase in Standard and High definition. There are currently two volumes for purchase and each volume sells for $21.99USD/£19.99 in HD and $19.99/£18.99 in SD. The first episode of the series is available for free on the North American iTunes posting but individual episodes can also be purchase separately for $2.99/£2.49 in HD and $1.99/£1.89 in SD.

Pokémon the Series: XY, Vol. 1 and 2 Description

Ash Ketchum’s journey continues in Pokémon the Series: XY as he arrives in the Kalos region, a land bursting with beauty, full of new Pokémon to be discovered! Setting his sights on the Kalos League, Ash is ready to battle and catch as many new Pokémon as possible. But first he will have to face the formidable Gym Leaders of this region and discover some exciting developments in Pokémon Evolution. While he has new friends Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie at his side, there are also plenty of familiar faces and Pokémon along the way as Ash pursues his dream of becoming a Pokémon Master!

Press Release UK - Official Pokémon Destination on iTunes Launches With Animated Episodes for iOS Devices

This morning, The Pokémon Company International announced that iTunes is providing fans a one-stop online destination, iTunes.co.uk/Pokemon, for official Pokémon content. Animated episodes and specials, official Pokémon applications like the Pokémon TV app, and Pokédex for iOS, and Pokémon video game music soundtracks from classic titles to the latest generation, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are all available for download now. Official Pokémon content is available across Apple’s iOS devices.

To celebrate the launch of iTunes.co.uk/Pokemon, episodes from the latest season of the TV series, Pokémon the Series: XY plus the four-part Pokémon Origins animated special are now available . This new online destination continues a recent movement to give Pokémon fans more ways to enjoy their favourite Pokémon animation on demand, like episodes and specials which can be viewed already on Pokemon.co.uk.

Episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY are currently available on iTunes in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States, Canada and Australia.

Press Release US - One-Stop Fun at the iTunes Store!

Now you can get all your Pokémon apps, music, and episodes in one place.

Pokémon fans now have a one-stop destination for Pokémon music, apps, and episodes at iTunes.com/Pokemon! Check out animated episodes and specials, official Pokémon applications like the Pokémon TV app and Pokédex for iOS, and Pokémon video game music soundtracks from classic titles to the latest generation, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

To celebrate the launch of iTunes.com/Pokemon, episodes from the current season of the animated series, Pokémon the Series: XY, and the four-part Pokémon Origins animated special are now available. New episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY will be added to iTunes.com/Pokemon on a weekly basis! And for a limited time, you can download the first episode of the Pokémon the Series: XY season, “Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!” for free.

Check out all the amazing Pokémon content at iTunes.com/Pokemon today!

Sources: Vol 1 NA, Vol 2 NA, Vol 1 UK and Vol 2 UK.

Article edited on 2014-07-01 12:06:03 by Sunain
Jun 12

Mega Diancie revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire!

Posted by Sunain | June 12th 2014 at 10:38 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon X and Y, Mega Evolution, Game, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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The Pokémon Company International announced the Mega-Evolved form of Diancie in an all-new trailer for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Images from the press release have been added to the Imageboard.

Mega Diancie Trailer


Mega Sceptile and Mega Swampert Join Mega Blaziken in the Hoenn Region Adventure

LONDON, UK—June 12, 2014— The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced more details today about the new Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games, launching in Europe November 28th, 2014, for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. A brand-new gameplay trailer, official game art, and screenshots have been released, giving fans a deeper look at what they will discover in their Hoenn region adventure.

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Begin Your Hoenn Adventure!

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire both begin in the Hoenn region’s Littleroot Town. Hoenn is made up of a main island that stretches widely from east to west, along with countless small islets that dot the deep blue sea around it. While a live volcano steams constantly in the heart of this green-covered island, the Hoenn region is blessed with a rich diversity of nature and a variety of Pokémon and people who live together in harmony. Players choose to play as either a male or female character, and to traverse this special region, they will need to choose between a Mach Bike, which is geared for speed and can roll up steep slopes, or the Acro Bike, which can hop over narrow bridges and up stepping stones.

Players will also need to choose their first partner Pokémon: Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip. Treecko is a Grass-type Pokémon that becomes one of the fastest Grass types after it evolves into Grovyle and then Sceptile. Torchic, a Fire-type Pokémon, gains the Fighting type after growing and evolving into Combusken and then into Blaziken, which has an incredibly high Special Attack. Mudkip is a strong Water-type Pokémon that gains the Ground type and an increased Attack after evolving into Marshtomp and eventually Swampert.

New Mega Evolutions!

During the game, both the male and female character will become equipped with a Mega Bracelet set with a Key Stone. The Key Stone, along with a Pokémon’s Mega Stone, is needed to achieve Mega Evolution, giving players access to Mega Evolution in battle.

Revealed in today’s announcement are Mega Sceptile, Mega Swampert, and a Mega Blaziken that can learn a Flying-type move, which is incredibly rare for a non–Flying-type Pokémon like Blaziken.

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· Mega Sceptile gains the Dragon type through Mega Evolution, making its Dragon-type moves more powerful. It also gains the Lightning Rod Ability, which absorbs the damage from Electric-type moves to raise its own Special Attack.
· Through Mega Evolution, Mega Swampert gains an improved Attack stat which makes it even more formidable when using the Fighting-type move Hammer Arm. Additionally, Mega Swampert gains the Swift Swim Ability, which doubles its Speed when the weather is rainy.
· Mega Blaziken, first discovered in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, gains some new tools through Mega Evolution, in addition to its increased Attack. It has the Speed Boost Ability, making it faster with each passing turn, making the incredibly powerful Flying-type move Brave Bird, extremely rare for a non-Flying-type Pokémon like Blaziken to have, even fiercer in Pokémon battles.

Friends and Foes in Hoenn

While traversing the Hoenn region, players will encounter two evil organizations with opposing aims that are locked in struggle. In Pokémon Omega Ruby, Maxie leads Team Magma as it seeks to seize more power and expand the landmass in the Hoenn region. Team Aqua takes a more prominent role in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, seeking to raise the oceans all around Hoenn under leader Archie’s command. Players will find themselves drawn into the conflict between the two sides—however, the story will be different based on whether a person plays Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire!

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Players will also befriend Steven, a mysterious and elegant young man with a great interest in collecting rare stones. He recognises the player’s talent and wants to lend his help in the pursuit of the true story behind the origins of Mega Evolution and the Legendary Pokémon.

A Shining New Mega Evolved Pokémon

In other Pokémon video game news, it was revealed today that when players transfer Mythical Pokémon Diancie from Pokémon X or Pokémon Y into Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, it can Mega Evolve in battle after obtaining its Mega Stone. When Diancie Mega Evolves into Mega Diancie, the impurities on its body’s surface fall away, and it sparkles so brilliantly it’s impossible to look directly at it. Mega Diancie can make good use of the Fairy-type move Dazzling Gleam, which deals great damage to your opponent by unleashing powerful beams of light. In Double Battle, the move will strike both of the opposing Pokémon.

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Details of how players can get Diancie for their copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y will be announced soon.

Article edited on 2014-06-12 12:58:17 by Sunain
Jun 05

US Nationals 2014 Streaming / Arash Ommati's Mamoswine

Posted by Sunain | June 5th 2014 at 09:31 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Pokémon Video Game National Championships, Event Pokémon
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A Level 50 Shiny Mamoswine based on Arash Ommati's from the 2013 World Championships will be distributed at the 2014 Pokémon TCG and Video Game US National Championships in Indianapolis. It has the Thick Fat Ability and knows the following moves: Icicle Spear, Earthquake, Icicle Crash and Rock Slide.

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Indy, Here We Come!

The US National Championships are just around the corner. Here’s what you need to know. Gear up for the 2014 Pokémon TCG and Video Game US National Championships, starting July 4, 2014! The three-day event is the largest Play! Pokémon tournament of the year and features some of the most fun and intense battles on the planet. Take a look at some of the news regarding the upcoming competition in Indianapolis.

Preregistration Begins

For the first time, Pokémon players will have the opportunity to register for the National Championships prior to arriving at the Indiana Convention Center. Skip the long lines and secure your seat in the competition starting now. You’ll need your Player ID handy. Preregistration is open to both Pokémon TCG and video game competitors in all age divisions. Pokémon TCG Masters Division players, you’ll be able to pay your tournament registration entry fee at the same time.

Travel Awards Issued

Hundreds of top players from around the country who have been battling throughout the year have qualified for Travel Awards and Stipends. In fact, more than $300,000 worth of Travel Awards and Stipends have been issued to nearly 500 players! Travel Awards ensure that the top players from the entire season are recognized for their excellent play and that the National Championships include some of the best players in the country.

Live Streaming on Twitch!

Once again, Play! Pokémon is using the Twitch platform to provide hours of competitive action live from the tournament floor! Live streaming will cover both Pokémon video game and Pokémon TCG matches, including Swiss rounds, top-cut matches, and of course every finals match. Tune in to the action at twitch.tv/pokemon or on Pokemon.com’s official Nationals page during the event.

National Championships live streaming schedule (times subject to change):

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Noon to 5 p.m.: Pokémon Video Game
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Pokémon TCG

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Pokémon TCG
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Pokémon Video Game

A Cool Pokémon Distribution Event

At the 2013 Pokémon World Championships, Arash Ommati led an epic team to victory to become World Champion. Now you can add a Mamoswine to your game based on one of the stars from his winning party! This Lv. 50 Shiny Mamoswine is built to do massive damage with four devastating attacks—Icicle Spear, Earthquake, Icicle Crash, and Rock Slide. It is also holding a Choice Scarf to help make up for Mamoswine’s relatively slow speed.

Everyone who attends the Pokémon National Championships can get Mamoswine—not just the competitors. Be sure to bring your system from the Nintendo 3DS family and your copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Look for signs at the Indiana Convention Center hall for more details on how to get Arash’s Mamoswine!

Whether you’re competing, cheering on your friends, or just stopping by to join the fun, we look forward to seeing you on the Fourth of July weekend at the Indiana Convention Center for the Pokémon National Championships. Good luck, Trainers!

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/indy-here-we-come/ and http://www.twitch.tv/Pokemon

Article edited on 2014-06-05 11:56:03 by Sunain
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