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Feb 20

You can become a Pokémon Trading Card Game illustrator!

Posted by Sunain | February 20th 2015 at 04:42 PM EST
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Pokémon Art Academy
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The Pokémon Company International has created a contest for players of the Nintendo 3DS program Pokémon Art Academy. The winners of the contest will receive a 100-card pack of custom-designed Pokémon Trading Card Game cards displaying their artwork. Contest Entry Period is from February 18th, 2015 until March 29th, 2015. Winners will be announced in April 2015 with the cards being distributed in Autumn 2015.

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Press Release - Pokémon Art Academy Competition to find winners whose illustrations will be made into one-off Pokémon Trading Card Game cards

The Pokémon Company International invites Pokémon fans and budding illustrators to enter an International Pokémon Art Academy Contest via Miiverse. Pokémon Art Academy is available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems and offers aspiring Pokémon artists 40 lessons in how to paint, sketch, and draw popular Pokémon.

Students of Pokémon Art Academy can pick up illustration skills that they can transfer onto real canvas, or they can share their digital masterpieces with the world. Now, would-be artists can enter a special competition via Miiverse which allows them to showcase their talents as graduates of the Pokémon Art Academy!

The competition will open on 18 February 2015 at 00:01 GMT and close on 29 March 2015 at 23:59 GMT and the winners will be announced in May 2015.

This competition is an exciting opportunity for would-be Pokémon artists from around the world, as the contest’s winners will have their masterpiece turned into their very own Pokémon Trading Card Game card!

Six talented winners will be selected by a jury comprising some of the creators of the much-loved Pokémon universe. Each winner will receive 100 cards featuring their winning image–meaning that they will be in possession of some TCG cards of their own making.*

There are two categories for budding Pokémon artists to enter: Dress-Up Pikachu and My Favourite Pokémon.

Dress-Up Pikachu

Inspired by the special Cosplay Pikachu, which can be discovered in the recently launched Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games, this category gives entrants the chance to play fashion designer and create their very own Pikachu outfit!

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games, Pikachu can dress up as Pikachu Belle; Pikachu Rock Star; Pikachu Pop Star; Pikachu, Ph.D.; and Pikachu Libre. Donning an array of new looks, Cosplay Pikachu can learn moves that ordinary Pikachu cannot learn in normal gameplay, and all have fun costumes that are sure to inspire the would-be costume designers who enter this category.

My Favourite Pokémon

This category gives entrants the chance to submit their own artistic impressions of a favourite Pokémon, which they can do using the Free Paint mode of Pokémon Art Academy. So, if Snorlax awakens an inner Leonardo da Vinci, or Rayquaza gets fans painting with flying colours, then this is their perfect category!

Details of how to enter can be found below, so all that remains is for Pokémon fans to grab a stylus and start discovering their inner artist with Pokémon Art Academy!

*The winners’ cards will not be made available for sale in regular Pokémon TCG products nor will they be eligible to take part in Play! Pokémon officially sanctioned organised play events.

Important Note on Regions

There will be three winners in each category across the participating countries. The following countries are included:

Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, and Russia

The following country is excluded: Italy

How to Enter the Pokémon Art Academy Competition

· Create and save an image in Pokémon Art Academy using Free Paint mode.
· Select the “Share” option from Pokémon Art Academy’s main menu and connect to the Miiverse.
· Select the “Post to Competition” option and agree to the Terms of Use.
· Highlight the category you’d like to enter and then choose “Select Competition”. Only the first post you make will be recognised as your entry.
· Slide over the image and select it and then choose “Share Selected”.
· Enter a comment (if you would like to) and then select “Post”. The image will be posted to the Miiverse Community and entered into the competition.
· The only way to enter the competition directly is from the Pokémon Art Academy game, available exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-art-academy/competition/

Article edited on 2015-02-20 05:18:41 by Sunain
Feb 17

EonTicketUK completes its StreetPass Journey Across the UK

Posted by Sunain | February 17th 2015 at 09:00 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Eon Ticket
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The Pokémon Company announced on February 9th, 2015, that the Eon Ticket distribution was complete in the United Kingdom. An infogram listing all the stats was revealed to the press.

Press Release - EonTicketUK completes its StreetPass Journey Across the UK

The #EonTicketUK completes its StreetPass journey across the country, as thousands of Pokémon fans help spread the virtual in-game item nationwide From a single Eon Ticket released in London to availability across the country, The Pokémon Company International reveals the reach of a virtual in-game item. 9 February 2015—It began with switching on a Nintendo 3DS XL system with a Pokémon Omega Ruby Game Card at 9:00 a.m. on 29 November in GAME Stratford, when Junichi Masuda, producer of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games , set the first Eon Ticket free. Now, two months later, the special virtual item—which allows players to journey to Southern Island again to encounter and catch Latias or Latios—has been confirmed by fans to have arrived in every region of the UK.

Analysis of the campaign’s hashtag shows that between 29 November 2014 and 30 January 2015, the Eon Ticket arrived in over 100 towns and cities in the UK. Social media activity throughout the #EonTicketUK campaign resulted in a potential reach of over 14 million people, as fans that confirmed receipt of the Eon Ticket made plans to spread it further and discussed the ticket’s journey so far.

The Eon Ticket in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire can be spread from one Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system to another via StreetPass.

“It’s astounding to think that the data from one Pokémon game in Stratford has travelled the length and breadth of the country, spreading the Eon Ticket from the Highlands to Cornwall, from County Antrim to Kent,” says Anthony Cornish, marketing director at The Pokémon Company International. “We’re enormously grateful to everyone who took part in the Great #EonTicketUK Relay and hope those who have the Eon Ticket will carry on passing the ticket to others.”

Article edited on 2015-02-20 04:38:55 by Sunain
Jan 28

Viz Media Announces Movie 17 DVD and Manga

Posted by Sunain | January 28th 2015 at 11:51 AM EST
Tags: Manga, DVD, Press Release, VIZ Media
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Viz has confirmed the release dates for the upcoming Movie 17 Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Region 1 DVD and English Manga. The Manga will be release February 3rd, 2015 and the DVD will be released February 17th, 2015.

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES HOME MEDIA AND MANGA RELEASES FOR POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION

When Destruction Arises, Can Life Prevail? Fans Of All Ages Can Discover Exciting New Adventures In The Official DVD And Manga Editions For The Newest POKÉMON Feature Film

San Francisco, CA, January 27, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, announces new releases in support of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION, the first feature film of the new POKÉMON XY property.

Set for publication under the company’s Perfect Square imprint, the official manga adaptation of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION is set to debut in-print on February 3rd. VIZ Media also launches the official home media release of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION on DVD on February 17th.

The DVD edition of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION is rated ‘TV-Y7,’ for viewers ages 7 and older, and will carry an MSRP of $19.97 U.S. / $24.98 CAN. The official manga edition is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.

In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as Princess. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power and save the Diamond Domain?!

“POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION is inspired by the newest generation of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games and is the 17th and newest feature film in the venerable POKÉMON franchise,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager of Animation. “Everyone’s favorite heroes, Ash, Serena, and Pikachu, as well as favorite villains, Team Rocket, return for a thrilling adventure introducing an exciting cast of new characters, including Xerneas, the fabled Life Pokémon and the Pokémon of Destruction, Yveltal.

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. To-date more than 260 million POKÉMON video game titles and over 21.5 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 73 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. Pokémon the Series: XY is the 17th season of the POKÉMON animated series and airs in the U.S. on Cartoon Network. VIZ Media and its Perfect Square imprint are the official North American publishers for POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including POKÉMON ADVENTURES X & Y, POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HEART/GOLD SOUL/SILVER, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE as well as a variety of POKÉMON animated feature films.

Source: http://www.viz.com/node/1006179

Article edited on 2015-01-28 11:55:47 by Sunain
Jan 22

Unova Starter Evolutions Distribution

Posted by Sunain | January 22nd 2015 at 11:52 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Event Pokémon
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The official Pokémon website has revealed that the Unova Starter Evolutions will also be distributed to English versions of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in North America and Europe. The Pokémon being distributed are the same ones that Japan got earlier in 2015.

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Serperior
(ジャローダ)
Distribution: Official Pokémon Website
Event Period: January 22nd, 2015 until November 30th, 2015
Level: 50
Moves: Leaf Storm, Hold Back, Wring Out and Giga Drain
Ability: Contrary
Serial Number: POKEMON497

Emboar
(エンブオー)
Distribution: Official Pokémon Website
Event Period: January 29th, 2015 until November 30th, 2015
Level: 50
Moves: Flare Blitz, Hold Back, Head Smash and Take Down
Ability: Reckless
Serial Number: POKEMON500

Samurott
(ダイケンキ)
Distribution: February Pokémon Trainer Club
Event Period: February 5th, 2015 until November 30th, 2015
Level: 50
Moves: Razor Shell, Hold Back, Confide and Hydro Pump
Ability: Shell Armor
Serial Number: POKEMON503

Press Release - Three Stars of Unova!

Get Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott for your Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game.

Add three more awesome Pokémon to the incredible list of Pokémon you can already get in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire! The trio of Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott will all be available via secret codes you can get from either Pokemon.com or the February Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. All of these Pokémon will have their Hidden Ability, so you'll definitely want to get all three.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/three-stars-of-unova/

Article edited on 2015-01-22 12:15:12 by Sunain
Dec 12

Pokémon Games Sell Nearly 1.5 Million Combined Units In First 10 Days In The U.S.

Posted by Sunain | December 12th 2014 at 06:14 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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Nintendo announced via a press release that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire sold almost 1.5 million combined copies of the game. The sales include physical and digital copies of the games. Data regarding physical sales of games in November are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. The games sold 3.04 million copies worldwide during its first weekend.

Press Release - Pokémon Games Sell Nearly 1.5 Million Combined Units In First 10 Days In The U.S.

Overall sales of Nintendo 3DS software in November increased by more than 40 percent over the same month in 2013, thanks in part to three huge games:

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: The next great Pokémon adventures for Nintendo 3DS launched on Nov. 21 and have already sold nearly 1.5 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S. alone.

Source: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=42356

Article edited on 2014-12-12 06:41:55 by Sunain
Dec 01

Macy's 88th Thanksgiving Parade features New Pikachu Balloon

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2014 at 01:53 PM EST
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The Macy's 88th Thanksgiving Parade took place in New York City, United States on November 27th, 2014. This years parade featured a new Pikachu balloon with an additional Snowman Pikachu.

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Press Release

The newest Pikachu is ready to enjoy the holidays with its snowy pal. Always an electrifying presence, Pikachu continues to conquer the video gaming world with the latest launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Balloon Dimensions:
36-feet long, 29-feet wide, 53-feet tall
Fun Fact: This is Pikachu’s third Macy’s Parade balloon

Article edited on 2014-12-01 01:55:25 by Sunain
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