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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)
Apr 21 2019 Flag SM 118: 最上階を目指せ!爆音のドラゴンジム!!
Aim for the Top Floor! The Explosive Dragon Gym!!
Apr 21 2019 Flag POKENCHI 182: あばれる君のポケモン交換旅、今回は埼玉県へ / 東武動物公園で「ソラワタリ」に挑戦!? / ポケだちのお誕生日をお祝い!
Abareru-kun's Pokémon Trade Journey, This Installment of Which He Goes to Saitama / Trying to use "Sky Dash" at Tobu Zoo?! / Celebrating a Pokénd's Birthday!
Apr 27 2019 Flag SMUL 11: Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!
A Passionate Heart That Smashes Even Rocks! Lychee and Takeshi!!
Apr 28 2019 Flag SM 119: 超速のクワガノン!マーマネ覚醒!!
Superspeed Kuwagannon! The Awakening of Māmane!!
May 03 2019 Flag Movie: ポケモン名探偵ピカチュウ
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
May 04 2019 Flag SMUL 12: That's Some Spicy Island Research!
Research Projects on Poni Island! Find the Island King!!
May 05 2019 Flag SM 120: スイレン、カイオーガを釣る!?
Suiren Hooks a Kyogre?!
May 11 2019 Flag SMUL 13: Showdown on Poni Island!
Lugarugan Showdown! Satoshi VS Gladio!!
May 12 2019 Flag SM 121: マオ奮闘!森のポケモンカフェ!!
Mao's Valiant Effort! The Forest Pokémon Café!!
May 19 2019 Flag SM 122: 監視します!ロケット団アローラのすがた!!
You're Being Watched! The Rocket Gang's Alola Forms!!
May 26 2019 Flag SM 123: Zワザを極めろ!灼熱のカキ合宿!!
Master the Z-Move! Kaki's Fierce Boot Camp!!
Jun 02 2019 Flag SM 124: 切れ味バツグン!カミツルギ見参!!
Perfect Sharpness! Kamiturugi has Arrived!!
Jul 12 2019 Flag Movie 22: ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION
Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution
Apr 21

Pokémon GO - Eggstravaganza 2019 Backpacks

Posted by Sunain | April 21st 2019 at 03:51 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO
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To tie in with the current Eggstravaganza 2019 event, 3 new Egg Backpack avatar items are now available in Pokémon GO for 250 Coins. The backpacks represent 2km, 5km and 10km eggs.

Article edited on 2019-04-21 03:52:49 by Sunain
Apr 21

Pokémon Cafe - Detective Pikachu Menu

Posted by Sunain | April 21st 2019 at 11:33 AM EDT
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A new menu commemorating the release of the live-action movie Detective Pikachu will be available for a limited time from Saturday, April 27th, 2019 until Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at the Pokemon Cafe.

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Detective Pikachu Macaroni and Cheese - 1,706 yen (tax included)

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Detective Pikachu's Electric Shock Float Drink - 1,274 yen (tax included)

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Detective Pikachu and Koduck Combo 2,570 yen (tax included)
Detective Pikachu" Set - 3,780 yen (tax included)
A very satisfying full combo set that lets you enjoy the flavor of the movie! Includes the Detective Pikachu's Electric Shock Float Drink.

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Selectable Detective Pikachu Pokémon Latte - Pikachu, Fushigidane, Koduck, Purin, Barrierd - Each 756 yen (tax included)

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In addition, a limited pattern lunch mat and clear coaster will be available from Saturday, April 27th, 2019 until Friday, May 31st, 2019. Supplies are limited, so visit early!

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For each drink you order, you will receive one of the Pokémon Cafe's original clear coasters at random out of a total of six. During the period, you can choose whether you want the current limited-period drink coaster or one of the 6 standard drink coasters, selected at random.

Source: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/news/190419_01.html

Article edited on 2019-04-21 12:42:25 by Sunain
Apr 19

Movie 22 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | April 19th 2019 at 11:09 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information


Magazines:
Saturday April 20th: "Corocoro Ichiban!" - The latest news & information on the pre-screening
Friday April 26th: "Pokémon Fan" - The latest news & information on the pre-screening

*Note that these are the scheduled publication dates, and as such are subject to change without notice.

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3623

Article edited on 2019-04-20 10:32:11 by Adamant
Apr 18

2020 Season Pokémon TCG Format Rotation

Posted by Sunain | April 18th 2019 at 11:09 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release
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The official Pokémon website has announced the 2020 Season Pokémon TCG Format Rotation. Find out which cards will be permitted in the 2020 Pokémon TCG Championship Series season.

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2020 Season Pokémon TCG Format Rotation

At the beginning of every Championship Series season, Pokémon Organized Play removes older expansions from competition in the Standard format, with the goal of maintaining a healthy competitive environment. This rotation challenges existing players to create new strategies and enables new players to get involved in Play! Pokémon events using the most recent releases.

The 2020 season starts July 1, 2019, so players can get an early start on working toward the 2020 Pokémon World Championships. However, the rotation will not occur until August 15, 2019. Importantly, this means that the 2019 Pokémon World Championships, which take place August 16–18, will be the first major event to use the 2020 format and rules as currently listed. For other competitions taking place this summer, be sure to check the event's rules and regulations before attending.

The Standard format for the 2020 season will consist of the following expansions:

  • Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism and any expansions released afterward
  • Black Star Promo cards numbered SM94 and up
  • Cards from the following products are also legal:
    • Dragon Majesty
    • Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu

Starting with the 2020 season, cards from McDonald's Collections will be legal in the Standard format if they're functionally identical to a card that is currently legal in the Standard format. For example, Magnemite (McDonald's Collection 2018, 8/12) is functionally the samecard as Magnemite from Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism, so it can still be used in the Standard format.

New expansions become legal for tournament play on the third Friday of the month they are released.

The Expanded Format for 2020

The Expanded format will remain unchanged for the 2020 season. Players should double-check what format is being used before choosing a deck to bring to their local events.

The Expanded format for the 2020 season will consist of the following expansions:

  • Black & White and any expansions released afterward
  • Black Star Promo cards numbered BW01 and up, XY01 and up, and SM01 and up
  • Cards from the following products are also legal:
    • Generations
    • Double Crisis
    • Dragon Vault
    • Shining Legends
    • Dragon Majesty
    • Pokémon TCG: DetectivePikachu
    • Black & White Trainer Kit and any Trainer Kits released afterward
    • McDonald's Collection 2011 and later

New expansions become legal for tournament play on the third Friday of the month they are released.

Please note that several cards are currently banned from the Expanded format. You can find the list of banned cards here.

Source:
https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/2020-season-pokemon-tcg-format-rotation/

Article edited on 2019-04-18 11:10:18 by Sunain
Apr 18

Pokémon GO - Cape Town Fan Con Comic Con - South Africa

Posted by Sunain | April 18th 2019 at 10:18 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic
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The Cape Town Fan Con Comic Con takes place from April 27th, 2019 until April 28th, 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa. They have teamed up with Niantic to have a special Pokémon Go event during the event. Trainers can get some exclusive in-game bonuses including: Pokémon spawns (more frequent Pokémon appearances in the wild), extended Lure duration and double Stardust.

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Source: https://twitter.com/FanConComicCon/status/1118801687081299968

Article edited on 2019-04-18 10:19:14 by Sunain
Apr 15

Pokémon Center - Say Sonansu Together

Posted by Sunain | April 15th 2019 at 03:19 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Plushies
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Starting on April 27th, 2019, the Pokémon Centers in Japan will begin selling merchandise featuring Sonansu. The merchandise line is called Say Sonansu Together (みんなでソ~ナンス) which is referring to its really drawn-out cry in the anime. Various items featuring Sonansu and Pokémon with Sonansu's iconic smile and salute pose will be available such as plushies, t-shirts, hand towel, key rings and other various items. Some of the items will also be available on the Amazon.co.jp Pokémon Store starting on May 11th, 2019 and are denoted with a(★)in the items list. More images of the merchandise have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Plushies - 1,800 yen each (★) | Mascot Plushies - Say Sonansu Together - 1,100 yen each (★)

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Round Can Collection - 300 yen each | T-Shirts - (S / M) - 3,000 yen each

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Pouch including Karabiner - 1,100 yen each (★) | Mobile Pouch - 2,000 yen each (★)

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A4 Clear File - 240 yen | Hand Towel - 500 yen each (★)

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Phone Case for iPhone 8/7 / 6s / 6 / Xs / X - 1,880 yen (★) / - 2000 yen (★)| Acrylic Key Ring and Stand - 800 yen each (★)

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Can Badge Collection - 300 yen each | 3 Pairs of short socks - 1,000 yen

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Mug - 1,300 yen (★) | Flat Case - 1,300 yen (★)

Items List:

Plushie - Say Sonansu Together - Pikachu - 1,800 yen (★)
Plushie - Say Sonansu Together - Metamon - 1,800 yen (★)
Plushie - Say Sonansu Together - Eievui - 1,800 yen (★)
Plushie - Say Sonansu Together - Sonansu - 1,800 yen (★)
Plushie - Say Sonansu Together - Mitsuhoney - 1,800 yen (★)
Plushie - Say Sonansu Together - Tabunne - 1,800 yen (★)
Mascot Plush - Say Sonansu Together - Pikachu - 1,100 yen (★)
Mascot Plush - Say Sonansu Together - Metamon - 1,100 yen (★)
Mascot Plush - Say Sonansu Together - Eievui - 1,100 yen (★)
Mascot Plush - Say Sonansu Together - Sonansu - 1,100 yen (★)
Mascot Plush - Say Sonansu Together - Mitsuhoney - 1,100 yen (★)
Mascot Plush - Say Sonansu Together - Tabunne - 1,100 yen (★)
Round Can Collection Colorful Ramune - Say Sonansu Together - 300 yen each. 5 different patterns + 1 secret. You cannot select the pattern.
T-Shirt - Say Sonansu Together - Pikachu (S / M) - 3,000 yen (★)
T-Shirt - Say Sonansu Together - Metamon (S / M) - 3,000 yen (★)
T-Shirt - Say Sonansu Together - Eievui (S / M) - 3,000 yen (★)
T-Shirt - Say Sonansu Together - Sonansu (S / M) - 3,000 yen (★)
T-Shirt - Say Sonansu Together - Mitsuhoney (S / M) - 3,000 yen (★)
T-Shirt - Say Sonansu Together - Tabunne (S / M) - 3,000 yen (★)
Pouch including Karabiner - Say Sonansu Together - Pikachu Face 1,100 yen (★)
Pouch including Karabiner - Say Sonansu Together - Metamon Face 1,100 yen (★)
Pouch including Karabiner - Say Sonansu Together - Eievui Face 1,100 yen (★)
Mobile Pouch - Say Sonansu Together - Pikachu - 2,000 yen (★)
Mobile Pouch - Say Sonansu Together - Metamon - 2,000 yen (★)
Mobile Pouch - Say Sonansu Together - Eievui - 2,000 yen (★)
A4 Clear File - Say Sonansu Together - 240 yen
Hand Towel - Say Sonansu Together - Pikachu - 500 yen (★)
Hand Towel - Say Sonansu Together - Metamon - 500 yen (★)
Hand Towel - Say Sonansu Together - Eievui - 500 yen (★)
Phone Case for iPhone 8 / 7 / 6s / 6 - Say Sonansu Together - 1,880 yen (★)
Phone Case for iPhone Xs / X - Say Sonansu Together - 2,000 yen (★)
Acrylic Key Ring and Stand - Say Sonansu Together - Pikachu - 800 yen (★)
Acrylic Key Ring and Stand - Say Sonansu Together - Metamon - 800 yen (★)
Acrylic Key Ring and Stand - Say Sonansu Together - Eievui - 800 yen (★)
Acrylic Key Ring and Stand - Say Sonansu Together - Sonansu - 800 yen (★)
Acrylic Key Ring and Stand - Say Sonansu Together - Mitsuhoney - 800 yen (★)
Acrylic Key Ring and Stand - Say Sonansu Together - Tabunne - 800 yen (★)
Can Badge Collection - Say Sonansu Together - 300 yen each. 5 different cans + 1 secret. You can not select a pattern.
B6 Ring Notebook - Say Sonansu Together - 600 yen (★)
Repealable Stickers - Say Sonansu Together - 600 yen (★)
Croquis Book SQ - Say Sonansu Together - 530 yen (★)
3 Pairs of short socks - Say Sonansu Together - Pikachu / Metamon / Eievui / Sonansu / Mitsuhoney / Tabunne - Size: 23 cm ~ 25 cm - 1,000 yen
Mug - Say Sonansu Together - 1,300 yen (★)
Sticky Note Paper Set - Say Sonansu Together - 600 yen (★)
Purse - Say Sonansu Together - 650 yen (★)
Mini Tote - Say Sonansu Together - 1,600 yen (★)
Flat Case - Say Sonansu Together - 1,300 yen (★)

Sources: https://www.pokemon.jp/info/pokecen/detail/20190412_16467.html and https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2019/04/190412_p01.html

Article edited on 2019-04-15 03:55:11 by Sunain
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