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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!
Aug 26

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: The Official Galar Region Strategy Guide

Posted by Sunain | August 26th 2019 at 08:14 PM EDT
Tags: The Pokémon Company, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Various retailers have posted details of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: The Official Galar Region Strategy Guide which will be released on November 22nd, 2019 for $24.99 USD / £15.99.

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: The Official Galar Region Strategy Guide

The official strategy guide from Pokémon for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games.

Get the tips you need for each part of your journey with the step-by-step walkthrough and hints in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield: The Official Galar Region Strategy Guide. From your first experiences as a Trainer and all through your adventure, this guide will help you every step of the way!

Along the path, you’ll encounter different Gym Leaders to defeat, a vast Wild Area full of a variety of Pokémon, and mysteries of legendary proportions. But you’ll be ready for it all with this guide!

Here's what you'll find inside:

  • Complete walkthrough of the new Pokémon adventure!
  • Lists of moves, items, and more — including how to get them!
  • Info on all of the new features, including Dynamaxing and Max Raid Battles!
  • Guides to the Wild Area and all you can do there!
  • Pullout map of the region!

Details:

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: The Pokemon Company International (November 22, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160438204X
ISBN-13: 978-1604382044


Article edited on 2019-08-26 08:16:29 by Sunain
Aug 24

Pokémon Center - Pokémon Center Osaka DX Opening Commemorative Merchandise

Posted by Sunain | August 24th 2019 at 08:07 AM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store
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Starting on September 20th, 2019, the Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores in Japan will begin selling a line of merchandise to promote the opening of the new Pokémon Center Osaka DX Pokémon Center. The line features Freezer, Thunder and Fire carrying Pikachu, Eievui and Meltan over the nights sky which is filled with lights. Some of the items will also be available on the Amazon.co.jp Pokémon Store starting on September 27th, 2019 and are denoted with a (★) in the items list.

Items:

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A4 3 Pocket Clear File Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 360 yen | Hand Towel Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 500 yen

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Pokémon Card Game Deck Shields Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 720 yen (★) | PET Stickers Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 500 yen (★)

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Masking Tape Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 600 yen (★) | Acrylic Charm Collection Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 500 yen
10 different types selected at random.

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Eco Bag Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 1,200 yen (★) | Pocket Croquis Book Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 400 yen

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2WAY Tote Bag Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 3,000 yen (★) | Pouch Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 600 yen (★)

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Pins Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 1,260 yen (★)

Item List:

A4 3 Pocket Clear File Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 360 yen
Hand Towel Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 500 yen (★)
Drawstring Pouch Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 600 yen (★)
Pokémon Card Game Deck Shields Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 720 yen (★)
PET Stickers Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 500 yen (★)
Masking Tape Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 600 yen (★)
Acrylic Charm Collection Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 500 yen
10 different types selected at random.
Eco Bag Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 1,200 yen (★)
Pocket Croquis Book Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 400 yen
2WAY Tote Bag Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 3,000 yen (★)
Pouch Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 1,200 yen (★)
Pin Pokémon Center Osaka DX - 1,260 yen (★)
Logo Pins Pokemon Center Osaka DX - 630 yen

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2019/08/190823_p02.html

Article edited on 2019-08-24 08:12:22 by Sunain
Aug 23

Pokémon Cafe - Osaka Shinsaibashi Opening Commemorative Merchandise

Posted by Sunain | August 23rd 2019 at 12:41 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Plushies, Pokémon cafe
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The Pokémon Cafe in Osaka opens on September 20th, 2019 and to celebrate the new location, you can purchase some merchandise without having to reserve a seat at the Pokémon Cafe!

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Pâtisserie Pikachu Plushie - 2,160 yen (tax included)


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Zenigame Plushie - 2,160 yen (tax included)


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Nyarth Plushie - 2,160 yen (tax included)


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Set of 3 Pokémon Cafe Clear Files - 3,756 yen (tax included)


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Set of 3 Pokémon Cafe Clear Files - 4,756 yen (tax included)


Also, the following set of 3 Pokémon Cafe Clear Files - Reservation Set 2 can be purchased when setting a reservation date at the Pokémon Cafe on or after October 1st, 2019. Reservations can be made after September 1st, 2019.

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Source: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/news/190823_01.html

Article edited on 2019-08-23 12:45:29 by Sunain
Aug 22

Montreal Otakuthon 2019 - Rica Matsumoto Coverage

Posted by Sunain | August 22nd 2019 at 09:51 PM EDT
Tags: Anime
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Rica Matsumoto attended the Otakuthon this past weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. Otakuthon is a yearly anime convention held in Montreal, Canada. Pictures from this event have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Saturday Sunday
PANEL: Rica Matsumoto Q&A (Room 511C)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Autographs: Rica Matsumoto (Room 517B)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
30 minute Rica Matsumoto Panel + Seating for the Concert (Room 517A)
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Concert Pokémon Showcase / Concert - Rica Matsumoto (Room 517A)
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


Autographs: Rica Matsumoto (Room 517B)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Summary of Events

Saturday Panel:
Rica did about a 58 minute panel where there was a few preselected questions asked by the moderator and then a few minutes where questions from the audience could be asked. This was her first visit to Canada and when she was a kid she took skiing lessons and got level 2, level 1 is for instructors. Canada has always been famous but it is not snowing in August in Canada for her to ski but if it was, she would have liked to have gone to a ski resort.

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She was then asked about how she became a voice actor. Her father was the head of a traditional acting troupe and since she was a young kid, she was always going to theater shows and plays while watching her father touch the hearts of people he didn't even know. Watching that, she knew she wanted to do that also. She then started to learn the piano, the shamisen and acting. She always wanted to star on the same stage as her father and be in the group, however, her brother passed away when she was young from an illness and she ended up getting sick as well from the shock of his death. Rica was hospitalized and the doctor told her she shouldn't be acting on stage but a lot of her close friends and family told her that acting wasn't just on stage and that there are other ways to act. She started to go to auditions and Osomatsu-kun was the roll she got in 1988. It's been around 30 years now that she's been doing voice acting.

Her role as the voice of Satoshi has been going for over 20 years, she thinks about being in front of kids when doing the voice acting. However, when she was a kid, Rica though she was very brash, but when she thinks about playing Satoshi, she thinks about the times that she was very righteous, straightforward and looking forward to the future. The role comes very natural to her.

Rica was asked what her favorite episode was and she said it was Bye Bye Butterfree. She watched the episode with her mom and when they said "Bye" to Butterfree, her mom was crying more than she was. Rica told her mom she was crying too much but through the tears she said to me: "You really acted Satoshi out really well." and she agreed.

An audience member asked her what her favorite Pokémon was and she explained that everyone thought that it would obviously be Pikachu but it is fact Marowak (Garagara). Her mother cried a lot and she got a bit of a scar from it under her eye, similar to the look of Marowak. She loves Pikachu, but she considers Pikachu family and that's why it's not her favorite.

Another audience member asked if she thought Satoshi could finally win his first Pokémon Leauge. To which Rica exclaimed in English: "I don't know!" to a room full of laughter. Rica followed up by saying to become a Pokémon Master takes your entire life even though 22 years have gone passed and achieving something that great in life is a message to everyone that you have to work at it. Satoshi is an eternal 10 year old boy and even watching it as an adult, you return back to looking at your younger self, so she doesn't see her voicing an old Satoshi.

Rica Matsumoto was asked if she knew what the plans are for the 25th anniversary of the series and she laughed and was said she did not know.

At the end of the panel, merchandise was being sold by J-rock North Promotions Inc. Items available for sale were two Rica Matsumoto Postcards, a pre-signed paper fan ($5 CAD), a CD (顔晴れワッショイ!) ($20 CAD), and two designs Jolly Dog towels for ($30 CAD each). The CDs got sold out during this time.

Saturday Autographs:
Rica Matsumoto’s autograph lines were very long and many fans wanted to see her. Priority was given to those who purchased merchandise from Rica Matsumoto’s panel for autographs during the Saturday panel. There were two queues for the autographs, those who purchased merchandise during the panel, and those who are in a standby queue. 25 people won a raffle to join the priority line with a shikishi board for Rica Matsumoto to sign. Rica Matsumoto only managed to get through those who were in the priority line.

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The amount of people in the line waiting for an opportunity for an autograph. Almost everyone here did not manage to get an autograph as this was captured right near when the Saturday autograph session ended, and the line wrapped around at the back of this photo, and on the left side again.

Sunday Panel: Cancelled.

Sunday Concert:
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Rica Matsumoto performed three songs during the concert:

  • Alive A Life
  • Ikite Koso
  • Mezase Pokemon Master 20th

Although it says 2:30 PM local time, the session began after 4:11 PM.

Sunday Autographs:
Autographs started shortly after the concert. This line began during the wait for the concert – many people skipped the concert for an opportunity to be near the front of the line for the autographs. We estimate Rica Matsumoto only managed to get through maybe 20% of this line as that was the length of was approximately how many autographs she managed to get through on Saturday.

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Editorial Note:

A member of the staff attended the convention and documented the events. There seemed to be a lack of planning between the parties involved (Otakuthon, J-rock North Promotions and Zepp live Inc). Attention to detail, organizing and coordination could use some improvement.

  • Disorganization for those lining up in autograph queues, and during the merchandise sales
  • Merchandise sales although it appeared to be first come, first serve, this was poorly executed as patrons were budding to purchase items
  • There was not enough merchandise available to purchase for patrons
  • The largest criticism of the event is the fact that those who were in line waiting for the concert were told that there was not enough space for everyone, and those at the end of the line were discouraged from to continue waiting, when in fact the concert hall was only a third full and could have accommodated everyone
  • Concert started more than 90 minutes late, thus cancelling the Sunday Panel and any other songs she may have planned to perform, which also shortened Sunday’s autograph duration

Article edited on 2019-08-22 10:09:49 by Sunain
Aug 21

Visit a Galar Visitors Center to Learn More About Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Posted by Sunain | August 21st 2019 at 09:21 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, PAX, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Nintendo has announced that a Galar Visitors Center will be touring the United States starting at PAX West at the Washington State Convention Center August 30th, 2019 to September 2nd, 2019. Visitors to the booths will be able to experience many fun activities. Everyone who stops by should make sure their cameras are equipped, since there will be various Galar-themed photo opportunities that are perfect for sharing on social media.

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Visit a “Galar Visitors Center” to Learn More About Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Be Among the First to Visit the Center at PAX West in Seattle

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 21, 2019 – Everyone’s talking about the majestic Galar region, the must-visit destination for up-and-coming Pokémon Trainers. Galar is the setting for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on Nov. 15. From picturesque grassy plains to bustling industrial towns, the Galar region offers Trainers many exciting places to explore, newly discovered Pokémon to catch and Gym Leaders to battle.

To prepare for the launch of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Nintendo is hosting a series of pop-up tourism centers, where fans can learn more about Galarian culture and must-do regional activities. Kicking off at PAX West next weekend in Seattle, and popping up in select cities across the U.S., fans will be able to stop by the “Galar Visitors Center” to take their Galar region passport photo, speak with “tour guides” to learn more about regional activities and characters, and receive special themed items, while supplies last.

“Discovering a new region is part of the fun of diving into a new Pokémon adventure,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With this tourism-themed activity, we want fans of all ages to explore the region and learn about the people, places and things that make Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield so special.”

The first Galar Visitors Center will be located at PAX West, Booth No. 1939, in the Washington State Convention Center at 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101. Open to PAX attendees during the regular PAX West show hours from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, the stop is a great place for PAX visitors and Pokémon fans to plan their visit to the Galar region this November. They can even demo the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games nearby at the PAX West Nintendo booth!

After PAX West, the Galar tourism center will pop up in various locations across the country, leading up to the launch of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on Nov. 15.

The current tourism schedule is below, with additional destinations to be added in the future.

Location Address Dates / Hours
PAX West Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. PT
Los Angeles County Fair Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Sept. 11-13, 12-8 p.m. PT
Sept. 14-15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. PT
State Fair of Texas State Fair of Texas Park
Dallas, TX 75223
Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CT
Oct. 11-12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CT
Oct. 13-14, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CT

In addition to learning all about the Galar region and the new Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, visitors to the tourism centers will be able to experience many fun activities. Everyone who stops by should make sure their cameras are equipped, since there will be various Galar-themed photo opportunities that are perfect for sharing on social media.

Visitors also have the opportunity to receive a variety of special items, including Galar region postcards and a travel brochure, while supplies last. Anyone who pre-orders Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on site or shows proof of existing pre-orders, like a digital receipt, will receive a special luggage tag inspired by the games, while supplies last.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $59.99 each. In these new games – the first core RPG series Pokémon games on a home console! – players can become a Pokémon Trainer, embark on a journey in the new Galar region and unravel the mystery behind Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta. New features to the series include the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where players can freely control the camera, and multiplayer-focused* Max Raid Battles, in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.

Article edited on 2019-08-21 09:28:37 by Sunain
Aug 20

Pokémon GO - New Taipei City Safari Zone

Posted by Sunain | August 20th 2019 at 11:32 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Safari Zone
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Niantic has announced that a Safari Zone will be held at New Taipei Metropolitan Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan on October 3rd, 2019 to October 6th, 2019.

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Join us in New Taipei City for a Safari Zone event!

Trainers, Ready to catch the bug for our newest Safari Zone event? We’re buzzing with excitement over Pokémon GO Safari Zone New Taipei City. In conjunction with the New Taipei City government, we’ll be live in New Taipei Metropolitan Park from October 3 to 6.

Despite being one of the world’s most densely populated metropolises, New Taipei City has always strived to maintain the city’s biodiversity and natural scenery by transforming forgotten areas into beautiful new parks. The New Taipei Metropolitan Park is the largest city park in the Greater Taipei area and is famous for its waterside walkway and wildlife. Trainers will be able to find Scyther, Combee, and many Water-, Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the park, as well as more than 60 tourist attractions across New Taipei City. From the historical old streets to scenic mountain areas, it’s your chance to make the most of this exciting city while catching Pokémon to your heart’s content!

No tickets are necessary for this event, and Trainers from near and far are all welcome to join in the fun.

The event is hosted in conjunction with the city government of New Taipei City.

We are excited to see you soon!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/safarizone-ntc-2019

Article edited on 2019-08-20 11:32:55 by Sunain
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