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Apr 17

Pokémon World Championships 2014 - Japanese Website

Posted by Sunain | April 17th 2014 at 05:49 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, YouTube, X and Y, Pokémon World Championships, Pokémon Video Game National Championships
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The Pokémon World Championships 2014 official Japanese website launched on April 15th, 2014. The site contains information about the upcoming tournaments in Japan and where players can participate in order to qualify for the Pokémon World Championships 2014 in Washington, D.C.

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A video featuring Pokémon Get TV (ポケモンゲット☆TV) hosts Director Robin and Director Yukito was also posted. They recap most of the information on the website including: the Japan Cup 2014 (ジャパンカップ2014) and the Pokémon Card Game Lizardon Mega Battle.

Pokémon World Championships 2014 Video


Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/wcs2014/

Article edited on 2014-04-17 06:10:54 by Sunain
Apr 17

Xerneas and Yveltal Pokémon Card Game XY Movie Commemorate Sets

Posted by Sunain | April 17th 2014 at 01:07 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Movie
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The Xerneas and Yveltal Pokémon Card Game XY Movie Commemorate Sets (ポケモンカードゲームXY 映画公開記念) have been revealed and will be released in Japan on July 19th, 2014, the same day that the 17th Pocket Monsters The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie hits theaters. The Xerneas Set (ゼルネアスセット) and the Yveltal Set (イベルタルセット) will each come with a Xerneas or Yveltal card, a postcard, two X Collection or Y Collection booster packs, two Wild Blaze booster packs and two Rising Fist booster packs. Each set will cost 972yen including tax.

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Source: http://homepage2.nifty.com/saitoys/torecamain.html

Article edited on 2014-04-17 01:08:08 by Sunain
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
Apr 04

Road to Worlds Travels Through More Than 30 Pokémon National Championships Events

Posted by Sunain | April 4th 2014 at 02:31 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Pokémon World Championships, Pokémon Video Game National Championships
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The Pokémon Company International announced last week the Pokémon Spring Regional Championships 2014 for the US and Canada, but today they announced the three European cities that will host the 2014 Pokémon European National Championships.

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Road to Worlds Travels Through More Than 30 Pokémon National Championships Events

Pokémon Video Game and Trading Card Game Competitors across the Globe Battle for a Place in the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, DC - London, UK—April 2, 2014—The road to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships heats up as more than 30 countries across the globe are set to host Pokémon National Championships over the next few months. These national tournaments provide Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game players and Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) players an opportunity to earn an invitation to the most prestigious Pokémon event of the year: the 11th annual Pokémon World Championships, held August 16–17, 2014, in Washington, DC.

“Our vibrant Pokémon community loves a good Pokémon battle,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing, The Pokémon Company International. “The Pokémon National Championships will bring out the best players and biggest fans in each country.”

Three European cities will host the 2014 Pokémon European National Championships, featuring both Pokémon video game and TCG tournaments. The video game tournaments are open to all Europeans, while the Pokémon TCG tournaments are open to citizens of the host countries.

  • 2014 Pokémon German National Championships: May 3–4, 2014, in Bochum, Germany
  • 2014 Pokémon UK National Championships: May 24–25, 2014, in Manchester, UK
  • 2014 Pokémon Italian National Championships: May 31–June 1, 2014, in Milan, Italy
Indianapolis, Indiana, will host the US 2014 National Championships on July 4–6. More than 2,000 Pokémon video game and TCG players from across the country are expected to compete at the open event. Canadian video game players are also eligible to compete at the US National Championships, while the Pokémon TCG Canadian National Championships begins June 28, 2014, in Kitchener, Ontario.

Additional Pokémon National Championships will be held in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, North America, and South America. Top finishers will move on to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Apr 04

Pokémon Commentator Auditions

The Pokémon Company International is looking for citizens of the United States to become commentators for the upcoming 2014 Pokémon US National Championships and the Pokémon World Championships. The full details and instructions on how to apply are listed below.

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Pokémon Commentator Auditions - PR E-mail

The Pokémon Company International is looking for talented and knowledgeable Pokémon fans to lead live commentary at the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships and the Pokémon World Championships. Chosen commentators will be making an appearance on-screen at the events, which will be streamed live to thousands of Pokémon fans around the world, and will have their travel and hotel costs covered by The Pokémon Company International.

Auditions are open to US residents who are at least 18 years old and who can attend both the US National Championships, July 4-6 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the World Championships, August 15-17 in Washington, D.C.

To be considered, entrants must submit an audition video where they commentate solo or with a partner on a Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, or Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) match. The recorded video must then be posted to YouTube with the title "Play! Pokémon Commentary Audition: [YOUR NAME]". Once the video is posted, entrants need to email auditions@pokemon.com with the following information:

Email subject: Commentary Audition for [YOUR NAME]
Name:
TCG or Video Game:
Audition YouTube Link:
Pokémon event experience:
Additional comments:

All submissions must be posted online with information sent no later than April 21, 2014. As this is an audition and not a contest, The Pokémon Company International does not guarantee that any one person will be chosen from submitted entries.

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/audition-to-be-a-pokemon-event-commentator/ and PR E-mail.
Apr 04

Family Join Days (ファミリーJoinデイズ)

Posted by Sunain | April 4th 2014 at 02:03 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Nintendo 3DS, Movie
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The Pokémon Company has announced, in association with the J-League, their Family Join Days (ファミリーJoinデイズ) festivities. To coincide with Golden Week, the J-League Family Join Days will take place from Saturday April 26th, 2014 until Tuesday May 6th, 2014. Elementary aged children that attend specific soccer games can receive special Pikachu TCG cards as a promo while supplies last. In addition there will also be a venue at the stadium to meet Pikachu.

A special Darkrai TCG card will be given to people that pre-order tickets for the 17th Pocket Monsters movie. People that spend 800yen or more on TCG related products can also receive the card while supplies last. Darkrai will be appearing in the upcoming 17th Movie short Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These?

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As a special bonus, at home games for the Urawa RED Diamonds, F.C Tokyo and Yokohama F Marinos, special Nintendo 3DS LL's featuring the team colors and artwork featuring Satoshi, Xerneas and Yveltal on the front and Pikachu and Diance on the back based on the 17th Pocket Monsters movie will be given out via lottery. The number of systems that will be given out will be determined by the score of the home team during the match.

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Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2014/04/140404_e01.html and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2014/04/140404_cd01.html

Article edited on 2014-04-04 02:17:06 by Sunain
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