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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)
Oct 19 2019 Flag SMUL 34: Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!
Pikachu's Exciting Expedition!
Oct 20 2019 Flag SM 144: アローラ最強のZ!カプ・コケコVSピカチュウ!!
The Greatest Z in Alola! Kapu-Kokeko VS Pikachu!!
Oct 26 2019 Flag SMUL 35: Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!
Gladio and Lilie! Chasing a Father's Phantom!!
Oct 27 2019 Flag SM 145: 太陽と月と、みんなの夢!
The Sun, the Moon and Everyone's Dreams!
Nov 02 2019 Flag SMUL 36: League Offenders and Defenders!
The Curtain Rises! The Alola Pokémon League!!
Nov 03 2019 Flag SM 146: ありがとうアローラ!それぞれの旅立ち!!
Thank You, Alola! Respective Departures!!
Nov 09 2019 Flag SMUL 37: Battle Royal 151
Brawl! Battle Royal 151!!
Nov 16 2019 Flag SMUL 38: Battling Besties!
Mao and Suiren! A Fully Powered Battle of Friendship!!
Nov 23 2019 Flag SMUL 39: The Battlefield of Truth and Love!
Musashi VS Kojiro! A Battlefield of Love and Truth!!
Nov 30 2019 Flag SMUL 40: Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!
Overcome Junaiper!
Oct 17

Pokémon Masters - Elesa Spotlight Scout / Pryce EX Challenge

Posted by Sunain | October 17th 2019 at 10:21 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Masters, DeNA
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The Pokémon Masters website has revealed details of two new updates. The Elesa Spotlight Scout takes place from October 16th, 2019 until October 30th, 2019 while the Pryce EX Challenge has been added to the training area as of October 16th, 2019.

Elesa Spotlight Scout - Scout Period:

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10/16/2019 at 11:00 p.m. – 10/30/2019 at 10:59 p.m.

Increased chance to scout newly released Elesa! Elesa Spotlight Scout! 5★ Elesa & Zebstrika now available to scout! To celebrate their release, this sync pair will be featured for a limited time. Featured sync pairs have a higher chance of appearing than other 5★ sync pairs.

About Elesa & Zebstrika

This Gym Leader from Unova puts it all on the line with Wild Charge!

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Scout Period:

10/16/2019 at 11:00 p.m. – 10/30/2019 at 10:59 p.m.

Important

  • Sync pairs other than the one mentioned above may appear.
  • The scout period and its content are subject to change without notice.
  • To check the offering rates of sync pairs, go to the offering rate section on the sync pair scout screen.
  • Please read the notes section under offering rate on the sync pair scout screen before using the feature.

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Gacha_M2_W3_1

Pryce EX Challenge

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Pryce now appearing in the training area! Take on super difficult bosses! Pryce has been added to the training area as of 10/16/2019 at 11:00 p.m.! Opponents in the training area are crazy tough! Use everything you’ve got to win!

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Newly Added to Training Area

  • EX Challenge: Pryce

Date/Time Added

10/16/2019 at 11:00 p.m.

Available Rewards

  • 1★ Electric Pin ×1
  • 2★ Electric Pin ×1

Important

  • To explore the newly added area, you must have completed co-op: Challenge Cheren & Hilbert &  Hilda (Hard).

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Story_M2_W3_1

Article edited on 2019-10-17 10:27:26 by Sunain
Oct 17

Pokémon Masters - A Message from the Pokémon Masters Team (Vol. 2)

Posted by Sunain | October 17th 2019 at 10:12 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Masters
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In a follow up to their first Pokémon Masters Team message, Pokémon Masters Producer Yu Sasaki and Operations Producer Tetsuya Iguchi have posted a second message going into a bit more detail about the upcoming changes and improvements to the game.

Message from the Pokémon Masters Team (Vol. 2)

Hello to all Trainers out there, and thank you for playing Pokémon Masters.
We’re the producers of Pokémon Masters, Yu Sasaki and Tetsuya Iguchi, and we’ve got a new message for you. Since sharing our first message, we’ve received a tremendous amount of support and encouragement from many Trainers. We’ve also heard that you’d like us to go into more detail about our upcoming plans and that you’re eager to see these improvements in-game. The development team is closely following your feedback, and we’re working toward delivering a more rewarding game experience.

While the development team is exploring which adjustments can be implemented quickly—and which will require a little more time—we have set up a development timeline that extends from now until March of next year.

As producers, we would like to provide a more enjoyable experience when it comes to scouting sync pairs, training them, and battling with them. We also want to take another look at the structure of events and refine them so that they’re more fun for players. Just because our schedule goes into March doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait that long to notice a difference. Various improvements will be made along the way as we continue to monitor your feedback.

In our first message, we stated four areas of focus:

1. Insufficient content
2. Lack of appealing rewards
3. Difficulty/design
4. Poor usability

Our schedule is built around these areas.

1. New Content Schedule


November: Reward adjustments and additions

To start, we are focusing on improving the rewards planned for upcoming events. We want to do something for everyone who is currently playing Pokémon Masters, even if it’s not a major change

December: Game balance adjustments (battle design); addition of events from which you can get sync pairs; co-op play improvements; and more display options for your sync pairs on the Dex screen.

We’re planning to improve the UI, game performance, and game balance (battle design). We’re also making adjustments so that there will be new events from which you can obtain sync pairs. We’ve heard your thoughts regarding events up to now, and as we move forward on future updates, we’ll continue to value your open and honest feedback.

January: Sync pair training system expansion; training event improvements

To achieve our goal of allowing players to strengthen sync pairs in their own way, we are going to expand the ways you can develop and train your sync pairs. Training is an extremely important aspect of this game, so we’re working hard to ensure that we create a system that has a lot of depth. We will also revamp training events to make them more enjoyable.

February: New single-player content

With new single-player content on the way, we look forward to seeing players build unique teams and develop new strategies.

March: Six-month anniversary; story event updates

March marks six months since the release of Pokémon Masters, and we intend to bring you a quality celebration experience. We will also revamp story events to better emphasize one of the original goals of the game: showing the bonds between Trainers and Pokémon.

As we continue to listen to feedback and work toward implementing these updates, there is always a possibility the above points may change. Ultimately, we will continue working toward delivering a game experience that players will enjoy.

2. Reward Adjustments


Right now, we have four adjustments planned for reward distribution.

1. After the Electric-Type Training Event, we will increase the number of rewards available in the Exchange Items menu for all future training events.
  • More Gym Leader Notes
  • More items for unlocking a sync pair’s level cap
2. Starting in November, we will increase the number of non-paid gems given out monthly.
  • Gems that can be earned from completing existing events
  • Gems that can be received from event log-in bonuses
In addition, we are preparing a special log-in bonus for the first week of November.

3. We’re adding rewards to the Exchange Items menu for story events.
  • 3★ and 4★ Power-Ups will be available
4. The rewards for completing courses and supercourses will be adjusted.
  • Additional bronze Buff Blends, bronze Tech Tonics, and bronze Aid Ades will be added to the Very Hard rewards
Currently, we are focused on making the adjustments listed above in a timely manner. We understand there has been other feedback regarding rewards, and we are working to make additional adjustments in the future. We hope you enjoy the quick boost in the meantime.

What to Expect in the Next Message

We want Pokémon Masters to bring out the charm of sync pairs, allow you to train your favorites, and inspire you to create your own dream team. As we work toward that goal, we’ll continue to make various improvements and focus on the areas of game difficulty/design and poor usability.

We plan to start addressing game performance issues in our December update, and our next producer letter will provide more details on these improvements:
  • Device temperature while playing the game
  • Co-op battle pacing
  • Battery consumption
  • Load times
We’ll continue to update you on new content, and we look forward to sharing more exciting updates in our next producer letter.

Regarding Our Update Timeline


We’d like to thank you once again for your feedback and for supporting Pokémon Masters. Like fans, we want these improvements in the game as soon as possible, but we are also working carefully to ensure that we do not sacrifice quality in the process. We hope you enjoy the reward adjustments in November’s events and also look forward to the exciting content coming in December.

As we move forward, we hope to improve not only the game but also the speed at which we can deliver future content. We appreciate your patience and thank you once more for playing Pokémon Masters.

Our next producer letter is scheduled for November 7. Schedule and message content are subject to change.

Pokémon Masters Producer: Yu Sasaki
Operations Producer: Tetsuya Iguchi

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Other_M2_W3_3
Oct 17

Theme Song for New Pocket Monsters Anime Series Confirmed to be Performed by After the Rain

Posted by Adamant | October 17th 2019 at 08:40 AM EDT
Tags: Anime
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The official Pocket Monsters anime Twitter account has revealed details on the new show's opening theme. Translations follow:

Believe it or not, the opening theme for the new series
will be sung by After the Rain (Soraru x Mafumafu),
with Mafumafu handling the production, lyrics, composition and arrangement.
Please wait for a follow-up report for further information.



Source: https://twitter.com/anipoke_PR/status/1184793679409451011

Article edited on 2019-10-17 08:41:58 by Adamant
Oct 16

22nd Pokémon GO Community Day - Chimchar

Posted by Sunain | October 16th 2019 at 02:54 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon GO Community Day
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Niantic have announced the details for the 22nd Pokémon GO Community Day which takes place on November 16th, 2019 at 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM EST. The featured Pokémon for this day is Chimchar. Chimchar will appear in the wild more frequently for three hours that day. The 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance and 3-hour Lures bonuses will also be available that day.

Pokémon GO’s November Community Day Features Chimchar and a Special Move

This month’s Pokémon GO Community Day event features Chimchar, and you can get an Infernape that knows a special move.

The Fire-type Chimchar is the hot Pokémon for November's Pokémon GO Community Day, and you'll definitely want to catch as many of this Pokémon as you can during the event. This month's Community Day event will happen on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.

Chimchar will appear much more frequently in the wild during this time, and if you're lucky, you might even find a Shiny Chimchar! If you evolve Monferno (the Evolution of Chimchar) into Infernape during the event or up to two hours afterward, the Infernape will know a move it can't normally learn. Also during this time, Lure Modules will last for three hours and Eggs will hatch in one quarter of their usual distance.

Check back soon to find out the name of the special move, and have fun on Chimchar Community Day, Trainers!

Sources: https://pokemongolive.com/events/community-day/ and https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-gos-november-community-day-features-chimchar-and-a-special-move/

Article edited on 2019-10-16 02:54:28 by Sunain
Oct 16

New Gigantamax Pokémon Revealed in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Posted by Sunain | October 16th 2019 at 09:42 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today revealed the Gigantamax forms of Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree. Gigantamaxing changes a Pokémon’s size, power, and appearance and allows them to use a G-Max Move. Only certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax—and even among such species, only rare specimens will be able to. Gigantamax Pokémon will appear in the highly anticipated upcoming video games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, launching on November 15, 2019, exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

NEW GIGANTAMAX POKÉMON REVEALED IN POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD

Gigantamax Forms of Pikachu, Eevee, and More Announced ​​​​​​​

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Gigantamax Pikachu
Type: Electric
Height: 68'11"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Static

The electricity generated in the sacs in its cheeks is stored in its tail. In battle, it will strike opponents with its tail and send a jolt of electricity through them as great as any lightning strike. Gigantamax Pikachu has become so powerful that it can produce enough electricity to rival a power plant. However, using this electricity to help power people’s homes seems difficult, as Pikachu can only remain Gigantamaxed for a short time. Electric-type attacks used by Gigantamax Pikachu will change to G-Max Volt Crash, which not only deals damage but also paralyzes all opponents.

Trainers that have play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on their Nintendo Switch system will be able to receive a special Pikachu that can Gigantamax in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

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Gigantamax Charizard
Type: Fire/Flying
Height: 91'10"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Blaze

The flames inside its body have become stronger, and now fire erupts from its mouth and horns in addition to its tail. It seems that the strength of the flames increases when Gigantamax Charizard roars. Charizard’s flames have become enhanced with Gigantamax power and now form wings on its back. These wings are hotter than magma, and Charizard can fire them off to scorch its opponents. Fire-type attacks used by Gigantamax Charizard will change to G-Max Wildfire. G-Max Wildfire doesn’t just deal damage to an opponent when it hits—it will also continue to deal damage for four turns to any Pokémon that isn’t Fire type.
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Gigantamax Eevee
Type: Normal
Height: 59'1"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Run Away / Adaptability

The fur around its neck has become extra fluffy and luxurious thanks to Gigantamax power. Any opponent caught in this fur becomes enamored with Eevee and loses the will to fight. Gigantamaxing has caused Eevee to become more rambunctious than ever, and it will attempt to play with any opponent. However, it often ends up crushing its opponent due to its massive size. Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Eevee will change to G-Max Cuddle. G-Max Cuddle doesn’t only deal damage when it hits—any opponent that is the opposite gender of Eevee will become infatuated.

Trainers that have play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on their Nintendo Switch system will be able to receive a special Eevee that can Gigantamax in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

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Gigantamax Meowth
Type: Normal
Height: 108'3"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Pickup/Technician

Gigantamaxing has caused Meowth’s body to stretch to astounding lengths, and the coin on its head has also become massive. The giant coin can emit a torrent of Gigantamax power, filling the surrounding area with a powerful golden gleam. Meowth loves shiny objects, and when it sees skyscrapers lined with glass, it won’t be able to resist the urge to sharpen its claws on them. This behavior can cause considerable damage, such as wearing down the exterior walls and breaking windows. Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Meowth will change to G-Max Gold Rush. G-Max Gold Rush deals damage to opponents and also scatters coins all over the area, giving Trainers a considerable in-game cash bonus after the battle.

This special Meowth that can Gigantamax can be received as an early-purchase bonus for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield by selecting the Get via Internet option in Mystery Gift from Friday, November 15, 2019, to Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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Gigantamax Butterfree
Type: Bug/Flying
Height: 55'9"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Compound Eyes

Its most notable feature is its blinding wings, which have grown to gigantic proportions. The light of Gigantamax Butterfree’s wings comes from its scales, which can inflict paralysis, poisoning, or sleep on its opponents. These scales are Butterfree’s most effective weapons. Its vast wings can stir up a wind strong enough to lift a 10-ton truck, just by flapping. This wind also scatters poisonous scales around the area, so simply being near this Pokémon is very dangerous. Bug-type attacks used by Gigantamax Butterfree will change to G-Max Befuddle. G-Max Befuddle doesn’t only deal damage—it will also scatter scales around opponents and cause them to become poisoned, become paralyzed, or fall asleep.

YouTube Clip - G I G A N T A M A X P O K É M O N are coming to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i2_Eotzh6M
Oct 16

Pokémon Center Singapore - Pokémon Diner Stationery Collection

Posted by Sunain | October 16th 2019 at 06:46 AM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center
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Starting on Saturday, October 19th, 2019, the Pokémon Center Singapore will begin selling a line of merchandise called the Pokémon Diner Stationery Collection. A wide array of memo pads, notebooks, letter paper, envelopes and other stationery productions will be available to purchase.

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Pokémon Diner Stationery Collection

With the coming festive season, time to stock up on your stationery!

Need paper to send personalized letters to relatives and friends? We have cute letter papers and pads, as well as envelopes, decorated with our lovable Pokémon friends, guaranteed to be treasured by those you send your letters to!

Want to start on a creative literary journey? We have a wide array of memo pads and notebooks for you to engage your creative inner self with!

Searching for the perfect gift for a back-to-school or back-to-office shopping trip? We have lots of sticky notes, stickers and clear folders to satisfy your shopping needs!

Introducing the latest merchandise to hit the shelves of Pokémon Center Singapore: Pokémon Diner Stationery Set! With endearing Pokémon designs and utilizing soft pastel tones, these stationery items are here to steal everyone's hearts!

Pokémon Diner Stationery Set merchandise will be launched on 19th October 2019, Saturday, at 10 am in Pokémon Center Singapore. There's never a better time to shop for stationery!

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Items:

Stationery Set Pokémon diner - S$12.00
Envelope Pokémon diner white - S$8.00
Envelope Pokémon diner pink - S$8.00
Letter Paper Pokémon diner white - S$8.00
Letter Paper Pokémon diner pink - S$8.00
Mini Notebook 2pcs Pokémon diner - S$7.00
Sticker Roll Pokémon diner - S$10.00
Memo Pokémon diner white - S$8.00
Memo Pokémon diner pink - S$8.00
Clear File 2pcs Pokémon diner - S$8.00
Pen Case Pokémon diner - S$22.00
Book Style Sticker Note Pokémon diner - S$10.00
To Do list Sticky Note Pokémon diner white - S$8.00
To Do list Sticky Note Pokémon diner blue - S$8.00
One Word Letter Pokémon diner - S$7.00

※ All prices are including tax.
※ Please take note that the release date and prices are subject to change without notice.
※ Photographs are for illustrative purposes only. The actual product may differ in color and design.
※ Stock availability may differ at various times. Please check in-store for details.
※ Quantity of products are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
※ Products are only available whilst stocks last. In the event the item is out of stock, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
※ To ensure availability of items for all customers, a quantity restriction per item may be imposed on each customer.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Pokemon.official.Singapore

Article edited on 2019-10-16 07:53:05 by Sunain
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