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Upcoming Episodes

New titles are revealed in various publications such as: TV guides, childrens' magazines, anime magazines, promotional posters and videos, official websites and official television programs. Titles and their translations are added to our episode guide and the chart below when the titles are revealed.
Date Title(s)
Jul 27 2019 Flag SMUL 22: Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!
Beauty and the Nyarth!
Jul 28 2019 Flag SM 132: ジュナイパーを攻略せよ!
Overcome Junaiper!
Aug 03 2019 Flag SMUL 23: The Dealer of Destruction!
Guzma, Emperor of Destruction
Aug 04 2019 Flag SM 133: 鳥上決戦!ブレイブバードVSゴッドバード!!
A Birdacious Battle! Brave Bird VS Sky Attack!!
Aug 10 2019 Flag SMUL 24: The Secret Princess!
Lilie and the Secret Ingenuity Princess!
Aug 17 2019 Flag SMUL 25: Drawn with the Wind!
Shaymin, Meltan and Shore! Lost Explorers!!
Aug 24 2019 Flag SMUL 26: Aiming for the Top Floor!
Aim for the Top Floor! The Explosive Dragon Gym!!
Aug 31 2019 Flag SMUL 27: A High-Speed Awakening!
Superspeed Kuwagannon! The Awakening of Māmane!!
Jul 22

TiMi Studio Group and the The Pokemon Company Announce a New Pokémon Game

Posted by Sunain | July 22nd 2019 at 09:29 AM EDT
Tags: Games, Press Release
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China’s Tencent Games and the The Pokemon Company have announced a partnership to develop a new game but no details were announced nor what platform it will be released on. The game will be worked on by TiMi Studio Group who have created games such as Arena of Valor and Call of Duty Mobile.

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Source: https://m.weibo.cn/detail/4396915061563565

Article edited on 2019-07-23 08:04:20 by Sunain
Jul 19

Pikachu Outbreak! 2019

Posted by Sunain | July 19th 2019 at 12:27 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pikachu Outbreak!, Pokémon Stand
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The Pokémon Company has announced the details for Pikachu Outbreak! 2019 which will take place from August 6th, 2019 until August 12th, 2019 in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area. The official translations follow:

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Pikachu Outbreak! 2019:

There's going to be another Pikachu Outbreak this year in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area! A performance from Pikachu set against the Minato Mirai nightscape, boosted by technology!

Have a blast with over 2,000 Pikachu, our highest number of Pikachu ever!

What's more, we'll be hosting a ticketed Pokémon GO event “Pokémon GO Fest in Yokohama”(ticket raffle through advance application) will be held in Yokohama from Tuesday,August 6 to Monday, August 12 2019.

Title: Pikachu Outbreak! 2019
Event Period: Tuesday, August 6 to Monday, August 12, 2019
Event Location: Minato Mirai area of Yokohama
Participation Fee: Free of Charge. Some content requires an admission ticket.
Area stations:
  • JR Sakuragicho Station
  • Minato Mirai Station on the Minato Mirai Line
  • Bashamichi Station on the Minato Mirai Line
  • Nihon-Odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line

Event 1: The Streets of Minato Mirai x Pikachu

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Dressed in LED costumes, Pikachu will give a performance of light together with projection mapping, using the Yokohama Museum of Art as a backdrop.

Enjoy the evolution of the Minato Mirai nightscape colored by the latest technology and created through light, sound, and Pikachu.

Produced by m plus plus Co., Ltd., a company that handles stage and live performance for famous artists as well as spatial design.

Venue: Grand Mall Park (in front of the Yokohama Museum of Art)
Time: 7:10 PM~/8:35 PM~ However, on 8/9 (Fri) and 8/10 (Sat), performances will be held from 8:35 PM only.
Admission: Free of Charge
Precautions: This event is subject to change or cancellation without notice due to weather or other circumstances.

Event 2: The Seas of Minato Mirai x Pikachu

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A magical performance set against the nightscape of Yokohama Bay Bridge that weaves together Pikachu with fountains springing forth from the seas to the skies.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the seas of Yokohama seen through colorfully illuminated fountains that change as Pikachu moves and the splashes they make!

Venue: Red Brick Warehouse Park
Time: 6:55 PM~/7:50 PM~/8:45 PM~
Admission: Free of charge
Precautions: This event is subject to change or cancellation without notice due to weather or other circumstances. This content features a fountain show that uses water. Depending on where you are watching from, you may get splashed with water. We ask visitors to be responsible for their own mobile phones or electronic devices. Also, be aware that we are not responsible for any damages incurred when participating in this event.

Event 3: The Forests of Minato Mirai x Pikachu

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An awe-inspiring performance featuring the largest number of Pikachu in history, set against the nightscape of skyscrapers of Minato Mirai glittering beyond the green space.

Pikachu emerge endlessly from the shadows of the trees of Rinko Park, their bounding figures giving Minato Mirai new impact.

Venue: Rinko Park
Time: 6:55 PM~/7:50 PM~/8:45 PM~
Admission: Free of charge
Precautions: This event is subject to change or cancellation without notice due to weather or other circumstances.

Event 4: Parades

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Pikachu Parade (Night) Venue: Nippon Maru Memorial Park
Time: 6:55 PM~/7:50 PM~/8:45 PM~
Admission: Free of charge

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Eevee Parade Venue: Queen's Square YOKOHAMA Queen's Mall
Time: 6:55 PM~/7:50 PM~/8:45 PM~
Admission: Free of charge

These event are subject to change or cancellation without notice due to weather or other circumstances.

Event 5: Others

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POKEGENIC: Photogenic decorations featuring various Pokémon have been placed all over the Minato Mirai Area! Have fun finding them, taking photos, and sharing them!

Venue: Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru, MARK IS, Navios Yokohama, etc.

Please be aware of your surroundings when taking photographs.

Merchandise Corner / Pokémon Stand:
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Places, where you can buy official Pokémon goods, are appearing all over town. Please stop on by! A Pokémon Stand vending machine will also be available which will sell official Pokémon Center merchandise.

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Digital Stamp Rally:
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We're holding a digital stamp rally on the streets of Minato Mirai! Collect stamps featuring new Pokémon appearing in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield at nine stamp rally points. What Pokémon will you find?

What's more, those who collect three or more stamps can win an original wallpaper, and those who collect nine stamps can enter a lottery to win an original Pokémon Center merchandise gift set, for a total of ten winners

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pika_event/en/

Article edited on 2019-07-19 11:30:08 by Sunain
Jul 19

Pokémon Cafe - Pikachu Outbreak! 2019 Kitchen Car Menu

Posted by Sunain | July 19th 2019 at 10:05 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon cafe
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The Pikachu Outbreak! 2019 takes place from August 6th, 2019 until August 12th, 2019 in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area and a Drink and Ice Shop by Pokémon Cafe kitchen car will be available during that time. The kitchen car offers a menu perfect for summer, such as ice candy and lemonade drinks.

Kitchen Car Venue Locations:
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse: 12:00 to 20:00
Rinko Park: 12:00 to 20:00
Yamashita Park: 10:00 to 17:00

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Pikachu Pineapple Ice Bar - 500 yen (tax included)
4 different facial expressions distributed at random


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Pikachu Orange Lemonade Soda - 500 yen (tax included)


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Pikachu Mango and Pineapple Tapioca Drink 600 yen (tax included)


Source: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/news/190719_01.html

Article edited on 2019-07-19 10:09:52 by Sunain
Jul 18

Get ready to battle like never before in Pokémon Masters!

Posted by Sunain | July 18th 2019 at 09:24 AM EDT
Tags: YouTube, Pokémon Masters
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The Pokémon Company has posted a new trailer for Pokémon Masters in which, they reveal new features for the upcoming game. New characters were also revealed.

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New Announced Features:

  • 3-on-3 co-op play
  • Real-time battling system
  • Powerful sync moves

New Characters:

Characters profiles
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Professor Bellis
Professor Bellis is the Pokémon Professor of the artificial island of Pasio. She's researching the relationship between Pokémon and sync stones, which are needed for sync moves.
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Lear
Lear is a prince from some unknown country. Inspired by a past loss to a certain Trainer wearing a hat, he built the artificial island of Pasio and organized the Pokémon Masters League (PML) in order to conquer his own weakness.
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Sawyer Rachel
Sawyer supports Lear as part of his loyal staff. Rachel respect Lear for his single-minded seriousness, despite his arrogant nature.
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Paulo and Rockruff
Paulo is a rival Trainer who also aims to make it to the Pokémon Masters League (PML). An exceptional student with a strong sense of justice, he's collecting badges just one step ahead of the main character.

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/buddies

YouTube Clip - Get ready to battle like never before in Pokémon Masters!



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIwGe83JUo8

Article edited on 2019-07-18 09:32:23 by Sunain
Jul 17

2020 Pokémon Regional Championship - Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon VGC

Posted by Sunain | July 17th 2019 at 09:24 PM EDT
Tags: Regional Championships, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The Pokémon Company International has announced the 2020 Pokémon Regional Championships and the big surprise to many will be the fact that next seasons tournaments will once again initally use Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon instead of Pokémon Sword and Shield which many assumed would be the new games used for competitive play. It is implied that changes may occur to the tournaments format before next years world championships but the Pokémon Company International did not confirm nor announce there would be a transition or a transitional period from SM to SwSh.

When they announced 2017 Pokémon Regional Championships Schedule, they announced there would be a transition from ORAS to SM on December 1st, 2016, only a week and half after SM's release on November 18th, 2016. No such announcement was made for a transition to SwSh in the 2020 Pokémon Regional Championship press release.

2017 Pokémon Regional Championships Schedule

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The 2020 Pokémon Regional Championships Schedule press release also does not say there will be a new format like they said in the 2017 schedule press release. All the 2020 press release says is there will be format updates, which normally occur throughout the seasons. Updates aren't the same as a new format.

SM to USUM was announced on December 6th, 2017 for implementation in January 2018, a month and a half after release. We will probably see something similar or maybe even a bit longer with SwSh as they will probably want to announce it with the launch of Pokémon Home for compatibility. The SM to USUM transition was extremely criticized back then as well for being very late, considering there was little difference between SM and USUM to warrant such a delay for competitive players.

This lack of a confirmed transition announcement in the schedule press release, is an indication that they're not fully confident in SwSh. Even starting this competitive season with USUM is a bit of a bad judgement. Masuda confirmed that not all National Dex Pokémon will be in Sword and Shield. For competitive and casual players alike, this means the entire competitive meta will be affected due to missing Pokémon. This transition is the most important transition in generations and starting off the competitive season with USUM seems pointless if a players Pokémon can't be used going forward into Sword and Shield.

2020 Pokémon Regional Championship

Battle in Pokémon TCG and video game Regional Championships taking place all around the world. After the Pokémon International Championships, the Pokémon Regional Championships are the largest events in terms of both attendance and Championship Point payouts.

  • Up to $50,000 in prizes, scholarships, and gift cards (based on attendance)
  • No qualifications or residency restrictions to enter

Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own 60-card deck that matches the format listed below; Pokémon video game players must bring their own system and a legal team.

All players who have a Trainer Club account and are in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program are welcome to participate.

2020 Pokémon Regional Championships Schedule

At the Pokémon Regional Championships, Tournament Organizers have the option of conducting Pokémon TCG events in the Standard or Expanded format. On the video game side, the 2020 season will begin with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon on systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. Stay tuned for more information on format updates.

Most Regional Championships have both Pokémon TCG and video game competitions, although some events may be exclusive to Pokémon TCG players or VGC players. Please check the Event Locator for more information about events.

US and Canada Regional Championships Schedule

DateLocationTCG Format
Sept. 28–29, 2019Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ
Standard
Oct. 11–13, 2019Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley St.
Knoxville, TN
Standard
Nov. 2–3, 2019Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd St.
Richmond, VA
Expanded
Nov. 8–10, 2019Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR
Expanded
Nov. 30–Dec. 2, 2019Ocean Center
101 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Standard
Dec. 7–8, 2019San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA
Standard
Jan. 17–19, 2020Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport
2334 N International Pkwy
Dallas, TX
Expanded
Feb. 28–Mar. 1, 2020Gateway Center
1 Gateway Dr.
Collinsville, IL
Expanded
Mar. 13–15, 2020The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario, CA
Standard
Mar. 20–22, 2020Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St.
Charlotte, NC
Expanded
Apr. 4–5, 2020Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Expanded
May 9–10, 2020Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle St.
Albany, NY
Standard
May 22–24, 2020Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA
Standard
May 22–24, 2020Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Standard
June 5–7, 2020Wisconsin Center
555 W Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI
Standard
Dates, locations, and formats subject to change. More events may be added at a later date.

European Regional Championships Schedule

DateLocationTCG Format
Sept. 7–8, 2019Ponds Forge Sports Centre
Sheaf St
Sheffield S1 2BP
United Kingdom
Standard
Sept. 28–29, 2019Sartory Säle
Friesenstraße 44-48
50670 Köln
Germany
Standard

Dates, locations, and formats subject to change. More events may be added at a later date.

2020 Pokémon TCG Regionals Championship Points

Best Finish Limit: 6 (Shared with Special Events)

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3–41300
5–81000
9–168048
17–3260100
33–6450200
65–12840400
129–25630800

Championship Point totals subject to change.

2020 Pokémon VG Regionals Championship Points

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VG Regional Championships is:

Best Finish Limit: 6 (shared with Special Events)

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3–41300
5–81000
9–168048
17–3260100
33–6450200
65–12840400
129–25630800

Championship Point totals subject to change.

Entry Fee

Entry fees are determined by the Tournament Organizer. Please contact the Tournament Organizer or visit the event page for more information.

Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

For the Pokémon TCG and Video Game Regional Championships, the format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the Regionals prizes for the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or cash
  • Awards under $5,000: Cash

Under 18 years of age:
  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card
  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. Unless otherwise specified, all prizes are paid in US dollars and subject to applicable tax withholding. Prize winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations.

Pokémon TCG Regionals Prize Table

Placement1–24 players25–100 players101–200 players201+ players
1$500$1,500$2,500$5,000
2$250$750$1,500$2,500
3–4$-$500$750$1,500
5–8$-$250$500$750
9–16$-$-$250$500
17–32$-$-$-$250
Subject to change.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 64 Pokémon TCG players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

1st–8th place: 108 booster packs
9th–16th place: 72 booster packs
17th–32nd place: 36 booster packs
33rd–64th place: 18 booster packs

Pokémon Video Game Regionals Prize Table

Placement1–24 players25–100 players101–200 players201+ players
1$500$1,000$2,000$3,000
2$250$500$1,000$2,000
3–4$-$250$500$1,000
5–8$-$-$250$500
9–16$-$-$-$250
Subject to change.

Additionally, the top 16 video game players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance, in eligible markets.

1st–2nd place: 72 booster packs
3rd–4th place: 36 booster packs
5th–8th place: 18 booster packs
9th–16th place: 9 booster packs


Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/regional-championships/

Article edited on 2019-07-18 01:23:59 by Sunain
Jul 16

Movie 22 Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Campaign Places 2nd in Box Office in Japan

Posted by Sunain | July 16th 2019 at 05:51 PM EDT
Tags: Movie, Sales, Box Office
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Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution debuted in Japanese theaters on July 12th, 2019 and it was up against Disney's Toy Story 4 for their opening weekend. Movie 22 placed second behind Toy Story 4. It was shown on 408 screens and 454000 tickets were sold for Saturday and Sunday, generating 553 million yen. This placed it 110.6% above last years movie Everyone's Story in it's first week and it ended up with a final revenue of 3.9 billion yen, so it's a decent start for Movie 22. Toy Story 4 made 1.3 billion yen in the same weekend.

Source: https://eiga.com/ranking/

Article edited on 2019-07-16 06:16:04 by Sunain
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