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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)
Sep 22 2019 Flag SM 140: アクジキング襲来!Zワザ大決戦!!
Akuziking Attacks! The Decisive Z-Move Battle!!
Sep 22 2019 Flag POKENCHI 204: あばれる君のポケモン交換旅・静岡編後半 / ポケだちの誕生日パーティーに潜入!
Abareru-kun's Pokémon Trade Journey, Shizuoka Part 2 / Sneaking into a Pokénd's Birthday Party!
Sep 28 2019 Flag SMUL 31: A Fiery Training Camp Trick!
Master the Z-Move! Kaki's Fierce Boot Camp!!
Sep 29 2019 Flag SM 141: ファイナルバトル!サトシ対ククイ!!
Final Battle! Satoshi VS Kukui!!
Oct 05 2019 Flag SMUL 32: Living on the Cutting Edge!
Perfect Sharpness! Kamiturugi has Arrived!!
Oct 06 2019 Flag SM 142: 燃える!みなぎる!!フルバトル!!!
Burn with Passion! Get Filled with Intensity! A Full Battle!!!
Oct 12 2019 Flag SMUL 33: A Timeless Encounter!
Satoshi: A Timeless Encounter!
Oct 19 2019 Flag SMUL 34: Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!
Pikachu's Exciting Expedition!
Oct 26 2019 Flag SMUL 35: Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!
Gladio and Lilie! Chasing a Father's Phantom!!
Feb 04

Legendary Year of Pokémon - February 2018 - Dialga and Palkia

Posted by Sunain | February 4th 2018 at 11:00 AM EST
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube, Event Pokémon, GameStop, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Comments: 0
The February 2018 distributions for the Legendary Year of Pokémon are now available and Dialga or Palkia are available a store participating locations around the world.


Level / Moves:



Start a Legendary Year Off Right with Powerful New Additions to Pokémon TCG Decks and Video Game Lineups!

The Pokémon Company International today announced this year’s first Legendary Pokémon video game character distribution and launched the next expansion to the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism. Starting today, UK based Trainers can visit a participating GAME retail location, while those in Ireland can visit Gamestop, to receive the Legendary Pokémon Dialga or Palkia for their Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, or Pokémon Ultra Moon games for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems, while supplies last. The brand-new Pokémon TCG expansion is available at participating retailers and hobby shop locations across both countries, bringing new cards and the all-new Prism Star mechanic into play.

Both Dialga and Palkia are powerful Legendary Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, and each is a significant addition to any Trainer’s lineup. By visiting participating GameStop locations, players can receive a card with a secret code that can be redeemed in Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, or Pokémon Ultra Moon. Players will receive one of these Legendary Pokémon in their game, which one determined by the version they have, as well as an extra gift if redeeming in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon. Distribution codes are available for free starting today, and will be available until February 28.

Code Distributions:

US, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Italy: Gamestop until February 28th, 2018
Canada and Australia/NZ: EBGames until February 28th, 2018
UK and Spain: GAME until February 28th, 2018
France: Micromania until February 28th, 2018
Netherlands: GameMania until February 28th, 2018
Belgium: Smartoys
Portugal: FNAC stores

YouTube Trailer - Dialga and Palkia Lead the Way in 2018!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylbzDB1JdSc

Article edited on 2018-02-23 09:49:48 by Sunain
Feb 02

Nature documentary-style Pokémon GO Short Trailer

Posted by Sunain | February 2nd 2018 at 08:57 PM EST
Tags: YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel published a nature documentary-style Pokémon GO short trailer in the style of Planet Earth and Blue Planet. The video is narrated by Stephen Fry and the music was done by composer George Fenton.

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Across the planet, amazing creatures have been discovered—epic nature documentary-style short celebrates more Pokémon discovered in the real world

Featuring narration from the iconic Stephen Fry and an all-new symphonic soundtrack from legendary composer George Fenton

A stunning nature documentary-inspired short has been released to celebrate the next wave of Pokémon appearing in Pokémon™ GO.

From the bright peaks of snowy mountains, to the shadows of the forests, to the bustling city and down into the dark of the oceans around the world, the video pays homage to world renowned nature documentaries as it gradually reveals a variety of Pokémon in their real-world natural habitats—bringing augmented reality one step closer to life.

The animated short is so realistic, viewers may not immediately realise what they’re watching, with the shadows and footprints of the latest Pokémon™ GO characters creating a hyper realistic viewing experience.

The video is narrated by national treasure Stephen Fry with his dulcet tones complementing an original symphonic score by legendary nature documentary composer George Fenton.

This is the third wave of Pokémon to be released for Pokémon™ GO following the game’s hugely successful launch in 2016. Each selection of Pokémon initially appeared in different versions of main series Pokémon games; this latest release includes Pokémon from the games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.

The video features some of the newest creatures debuting in Pokémon™ GO, that include cute cheerleader pair Plusle and Minun in a forest along with Mawile and the Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon Masquerain. In the oceans, a huge underwater Wailord makes a big splash, as well as a school of Luvdisc—a heart-shaped and water-dwelling Pokémon—under the shadow of a looming threat as they are passed by a Sharpedo. There are also appearances from the amphibious Mudkip playing in a pool, cold-loving Snorunt on a high mountain and a cityscape with the elegant Pokémon Delcatty.

YouTube Trailer - Amazing Creatures Have Been Discovered across the Planet!

Article edited on 2018-02-02 08:59:08 by Sunain
Jan 31

Movie 21 Website Updates with Report from the World Hobby Fair '18 Winter Tokyo Fair

Posted by Adamant | January 31st 2018 at 11:11 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Oha Suta, Movie, World Hobby Fair
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

A Report from the Next Generation World Hobby Fair '18 Winter Tokyo Fair

The Next Generation World Hobby Fair '18 Winter is currently underway.
This is a status report from the Tokyo fair that took place in Makuhari Messe Saturday January 27th and Sunday January 28th!

The Pokémon Booth had lots of fun activities, including stage shows,
a section where you could try out the 3DS games "Pocket Monsters Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon", the ability to take photos with Pikachu, and more.
The "Let's Deliver Berries to the Hungry Kabigon!" section
had a game where you worked with Pikachu, Mokuroh, Nyabby and Ashimari to get "Berries" and place them in the basket Kabigon held.
Those of our friends that attempted this game were given an original shopping bag with the latest movie and anime TV series art printed on it!

In the "Defeat the Rainbow Rocket Gang!" section, you'd use the 3DS games "Pocket Monsters Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon"
to enjoy Pokémon battles where you'd use the Necrozma's new form "Ultra Necrozma".
Many of our friends got to experience the overwhelming power of Ultra Necrozma!

You could also take photos together with Pikachu in the "Real Alola Photo Club" section.
Pikachu looked really happy so many people took pictures it as well.

During the Pokémon stage show, those of our friends that came to the venue
got to compete for score in the 3DS games "Pocket Monsters Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon"'s "Mantain Surf",
have a Pokémon battle against Sakaki, the leader of the Rainbow Rocket Gang,
and get to try out the upcoming toy "PokéDel-Z" before anyone else!
The show also presented the latest news on the Nintendo 3DS game "Detective Pikachu", which is scheduled to be released Friday March 23rd.
At the end, everyone also got to take a photo with the "Detective Pikachu" Pikachu, who had come to visit the venue!

Some amazing guests then appeared on the stage!
Oha Suta Pokémon Club members Fire Tachibana, JP and Sendoff Entertainer Shinichi,
from the TV show "Oha Suta" that currently airs on the TV Tokyo Network,
truly livened up the stage show!
Hideaki Takatori, Aya Ikeda and Tatsuyuki Kobayashi
from the arcade game "Pokémon Ga-Olé" also came on
and sang the "Pokémon Ga-Olé" theme song.

During the "Pokénchi Presents a Special Pokémon Stage Show" that took place Sunday January 28th,
Hyadain, Abareru-kun and Rinka Otani from "Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?",
which currently airs on the TV Tokyo Network, appeared!
They and the audience watched the latest teaser trailer for the Pokémon movie that's going to premiere Friday July 13th this year together!

And, since Shokotan couldn't come to the venue, Chuei from Nagareboshi, dressed as Cosmog and calling himself Cosmochu, appeared in her stead,
and everyone attempted a "Poké-pun match with unison voices" together.
Everyone at the venue were divided into an Abareru-kun team and a Chuei team,
and competed against each other by shouting Poké-puns in unison, with the winner being the loudest team, a competition the Abareru-kun team won spectacularly!
The show also presented the latest news on the anime TV series "Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon",
which is undergoing new developments as per the episode airing Thursday February 8th.
And incredibly enough, the vocalist Taiiku Okazaki came onto the stage and sang both the ending theme "Pose"
and the new ending theme that will be used starting with the episode airing Thursday February 8th, "Brat Boy, Brat Girl".

The Next Generation World Hobby Fair was absolutely brimming with content.
After two days, the Tokyo fair closed with great success!

The Next Generation World Hobby Fair '18 Winter continues on, and is scheduled to be held at the following dates/venues!
Those of you in the area, make sure to go visit!

Sunday February 4th: Fukuoka Fair (Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome)
Sunday February 11th: Osaka Fair (Kyocera Dome Osaka)

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3192

Article edited on 2018-01-31 11:14:38 by Adamant
Jan 31

Pokkén Tournament DX Version 1.2.0 - Battle Pack Wave 1

Posted by Sunain | January 31st 2018 at 09:11 AM EST
Tags: Patches, Nintendo Switch, Pokkén Tournament DX
Comments: 0
The Pokkén Tournament DX Version 1.2.0 was released on January 30th, 2018 and it added Battle Pack Wave 1 compatibility and Nintendo Switch Video capture compatibility.

The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack grants immediate access to Avatar items upon purchase and two waves of DLC as they are released. The Battle Pack contains 2 new Battle Pokémon and 2 new Support Pokémon Sets. With these Pokémon joining the fray, the battle is just getting started!

Wave 1 released on January 31st, 2018 contains the Battle Pokémon Aegislash, a new Support Pokémon set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu and additional Avatar items.

Pokkén Tournament DX Version 1.2.0 Patch Notes:

  • Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 1 compatibility has been added.
  • Video capture compatibility added. Hold the Capture Button to capture up to 30 seconds of the previous footage.
    • The system must be updated to Ver 4.0.0 or higher to use this feature.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the system is connected to the Internet, the update will download and install automatically.
  • Once you have updated the game, you will not be able to play back replay data from a previous version.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Source: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/27506/~/how-to-update-pokk%C3%A9n-tournament-dx
Jan 30

Ultra Sinnoh Classic

Posted by Sunain | January 30th 2018 at 12:37 PM EST
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Online Tournament, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Comments: 0
The third international tournament for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced. Ultra Sinnoh Classic will take place from Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 23:59 UTC. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

Ultra Sinnoh Classic

Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: March 2018
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born 2003 or later
Masters Division: Born 2002 or earlier
Junior Division players are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: Eligible Pokémon are restricted to Pokémon found in the Sinnoh Pokédex. Regional variants of eligible Pokémon are prohibited. Mythical and some Legendary Pokémon cannot be used.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive 50 Battle Points. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify.
In the Ultra Sinnoh Classic Competition, Trainers create a team using only Pokémon found in the Sinnoh Pokédex, excluding Mythical and some Legendary Pokémon.

The competition features Single Battles with teams of three to six Pokémon, of which three will compete in each match. Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter will be permitted in battle. All Pokémon above and below Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles. There are no item restrictions except that Mega Stones and Z-Crystals are banned, and no duplicate items are allowed. There will be a 10-minute player clock, with 60-second turns.

All qualified participants in the Ultra Sinnoh Classic Online Competition will receive 50 Battle Points. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify. Registration for the Ultra Sinnoh Classic Online Competition starts Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 00:00 UTC.
Competition Rules
• Items are allowed, but Mega Stones, Z-Crystals, and duplicate items in a Battle Team are prohibited.
• Register three to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select three Pokémon with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 60 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 times per day of the competition. Any unplayed games carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/98e52b61-f498-4cee-8765-8cedceaf8e8a
Jan 28

New Ending Theme for Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon Announced at World Hobby Fair

Posted by Adamant | January 28th 2018 at 07:43 AM EST
Tags: Anime, Music, World Hobby Fair, Pokénchi
Comments: 0
Natalie and Yahoo Japan News reports the following:

Taiiku Okazaki's New Pokémon ED Song is "Brat Boy, Brat Girl" featuring Sly and Robbie

Starting with the episode airing Thursday February 8th, the ending theme for the TV anime series "Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon" will change to Taiiku Okazaki's new song "Brat Boy, Brat Girl".

This news was announced at the "Next Generation World Hobby Fair '18 Winter" event held today, January 28th, in Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Hall 9 through 11, in Chiba. Okazaki is behind "Pose", the ending theme this anime series has been using since the start.

Okazaki appeared at the "Next Generation World Hobby Fair '18 Winter"'s "World Hobby Fair Stage". Here, he performed the new song "Brat Boy, Brat Girl" for the first time. The entire song was accompanied by reggae music from live instruments provided by the Jamaican rhythm section Sly and Robbie. The arrangement was handled by Satori Shiraishi, who also worked on the song "Natural Lips" for Okazaki's second album "XXL".

Source: https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180128-00000028-natalien-musi

Article edited on 2018-01-28 08:22:30 by Adamant

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