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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)
Jun 05 2020 Flag TW 5: Assistant
Assistant
Jun 07 2020 Flag PM2019 23: 大パニック!サクラギパーク!!
Massive Panic! Sakuragi Park!!
Jun 12 2020 Flag PJ 5: Mind-Boggling Dynamax!
Kabigon Grows Gigantic?! The Mystery of Daimax!!
Jun 12 2020 Flag PJ 6: Working my Way Back to Mew!
I'm Gonna Get a Ton of Pokémon! The Road to Mew!!
Jun 14 2020 Flag PM2019 24: 休め!ロケット団!!
Rest, Rocket Gang!!
Jun 21 2020 Flag PM2019 25: 命爆発バトルフェス!VSメガルカリオ!!
A Battle Festival Exploding With Life! VS Mega Lucario!!
Jun 28 2020 Flag PM2019 26: はねろ!コイキング / かぶれ!ヤドキング
Splash, Koiking! / Crown Yourself, Yadoking!
May 05 3000 Flag PM2019 27: 英雄伝説!ダンデ最強バトル!!
The Legend of Heroes! Dande's Ultimate Battle!
Jun 06 3000 Flag PM2019 28: めそめそメッソン
Messon Sobs For What Reason?
Jul 07 3000 Flag PM2019 29: パチパチやきもち!ワンパチのきもち
One Crackling Fit of Jealousy: Wanpachi's Fantasy
Aug 08 3000 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Coco
Mar 15

Movie 22 Website Updates with Special Pre-order Ticket Information

Posted by Sunain | March 15th 2019 at 08:04 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Special Pre-order Ticket Information


Receive a Striking Back Mewtwo in Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu/Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Eievui with the special pre-order ticket!

Experience what "The Strongest" means!

On sale Friday April 14th!

You can receive it with a serial code!!



On sale: Friday April 14th to Thursday July 11th
The "Striking Back Mewtwo" can be redeemed: Friday April 12th to Monday September 30th
*Take particular note of the fact that the serial code becomes unusable the instant this period is up.

Standard ticket: 1,400yen
Junior ticket: 800yen
*Ticket types, prices and age restrictions vary by theaters.
*Special pre-order tickets still up for sale can be turned into mvtkcards.
For inquiries concerning mvtk, go here.
*Parent-and-child pair tickets are not available.
*For details on the tickets, please inquire at the theater/store itself.
*If you purchase a special pre-order ticket at 7-Eleven, the ticket can be split into two parts, one with the "movie admission ticket" and the "Striking Back Mewtwo serial code", and one with an explanation of how to use it.
*Each serial code will let you receive one "Striking Back Mewtwo".
*If you have multiple special pre-order tickets, you can receive one "Striking Back Mewtwo" for each ticket in a single save data file.

These are the games you can be given the "Striking Back Mewtwo" in!



*Both the cartridge versions and the download versions can be used.
*You can not receive this giveaway in any other "Pocket Monsters" series game.

If you enter the serial code printed on the back of the special pre-order ticket in one of the two games listed above using a Nintendo Switch that's connected to the Internet, you'll receive a "Striking Back Mewtwo".



If you scratch the silver portion on the back of the special pre-order ticket w/ "Striking Back Mewtwo" serial code, a 16-character alphanumeric code will appear. This is the "Striking Back Mewtwo" serial code.

*In order to receive the giveaway with the serial code, you must connect your Nintendo Switch system to the Internet.
For info on how to connect to the Internet:
Nintendo home page: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/support/switch/internet/index.html

*You will need to acquire a Nintendo Account and link the user that will be receiving the "Mystery Gift".
A Nintendo Account is an account required to use the various services Nintendo offers, and is free to create.
If the system is used by multiple users, each user will need to be linked to their respective Nintendo Accounts.
For info on Nintendo Accounts:
Nintendo home page: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/support/nintendo_account/index.html

*It is not necessary to subscribe to "Nintendo Switch Online" (paid service).

*Confirm in advance that you are logged in as the user you want to receive the giveaway, then receive it.

Please update to the latest version of the game you are using:
"Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eievui" ver.1.0.1 (as of March 2019)


*You will receive one "Striking Back Mewtwo" per serial code.
*Please note that you can not use the same serial code to receive the giveaway on a different save data file, nor can you use it to receive the giveaway a second time if you delete the save data file you received it in.
*A serial code can not be used after the listed period is up.
*If you enter the serial code wrong 10 times, you will be unable to enter a serial code for a limited period of time. Please try again after 24 hours.

This is how amazing the "Striking Back Mewtwo" is!

Experience what "The Strongest" means!



Striking Back Mewtwo
Species: Genetic Pokémon
Type: Psychic
Height: 2.0m
Weight: 122.0kg
Level: 70
Nature: Quiet
Moves: Psychic, Shadow Ball, Barrier, Calm Mind
Owner's name: Professor
Ball: Precious Ball
A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.

All the "capabilities" of the "Striking Back Mewtwo" we're giving out are among the strongest as far as all Pokémon are concerned!

Believe it or not, its CP is an overwhelming "10000"!
Its power in comparison to a freshly caught Mewtwo is clear as day.
It takes pride in its overwhelming power and thinks nothing of any opponent.


A comparison between the "Striking Back Mewtwo" we're giving out and a Mewtwo that was just caught in the Hanada Cave.


The moves it knows

Psychic
Type: Psychic
Classification: Special
Attacks by sending a strong telekinetic force at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Shadow Ball
Type: Ghost
Classification: Special
Attacks by hurling a lump of black shadow at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Barrier
Type: Psychic
Classification: Status
Creates a sturdy wall and sharply raises the user's Defense stat.

Calm Mind
Type: Psychic
Classification: Status
By quietly focusing its mind and calming its spirit, the user raises its own Sp. Atk and Sp. Def.

How to receive the "Striking Back Mewtwo"

The gift can be received by entering the serial code into the game you want to receive it in at a location where you can connect your Nintendo Switch system to the Internet.
*You do not receive the gift directly at the place where you bought the special pre-order ticket.

What you need to receive the gift:
*A special pre-order ticket w/ "Striking Back Mewtwo" serial code
(when you scratch off the silver portion on the back of the ticket, a 16-character alphanumeric code will appear. This is the "Striking Back Mewtwo" serial code.)
(If you purchase a special pre-order ticket at 7-Eleven, the ticket can be split into two parts, one with the "movie admission ticket" and the "Striking Back Mewtwo serial code", and one with an explanation of how to use it.)
*A Nintendo Switch system.
(Have a properly charged Nintendo Switch system prepared)
*A copy of either of the Nintendo Switch games "Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eievui"
(the gift can not be received in other games in the "Pocket Monsters" series)

Advance preparations:
*Make your Nintendo Switch system capable of connecting to the Internet
In order to receive the gift, you need to connect your Nintendo Switch series system to the Internet. Please check the following page for how to connect to the Internet:
For info on how to connect to the Internet:
Nintendo home page: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/support/switch/internet/index.html

*Acquire a Nintendo Account and link the user that will be receiving the "Mystery Gift".
You will need to acquire a Nintendo Account and link the user that will be receiving the "Mystery Gift".
A Nintendo Account is an account required to use the various services Nintendo offers, and is free to create.
If the system is used by multiple users, each user will need to be linked to their respective Nintendo Accounts.
For info on Nintendo Accounts:
Nintendo home page: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/support/nintendo_account/index.html

*It is not necessary to subscribe to "Nintendo Switch Online" (paid service).
*Confirm in advance that you are logged in as the user you want to receive the giveaway, then receive it.


Enter the serial code in the game you want the gift in and receive the "Mystery Gift" Start your "Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eievui" game, and enter the series code using the "Mystery Gift" feature. You will receive the "Striking Back Mewtwo".

For those who have just started playing:
*When you first start playing "Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eievui", the "Link" option will not be listed in the menu. In order to use the link function, please play up to the point where you deliver the "Delivery" to Professor Okido in-game. (will take approx. 1 hour *depends the player)

Step 1: Press the X button to open the menu.
Step 2: Choose "Link".
Step 3: Choose "Mystery Gift".
Step 4: Choose "Receive via serial code/password".
Step 5: Enter the serial code. (Take your time to avoid making a mistake. Note that the serial codes do not use the characters I, O or Z.)
Step 6: The message "Searching for a gift" will be displayed.
Step 7: Choose the gift you want to receive.
Step 8: The gift has been received. The game saves this automatically, so the process is now done. (Do not turn the power off until this point.)
The "Striking Back Mewtwo" you received will be in your "Pokémon Box". Press the X button on the field screen to open the menu, then choose "Pokémon on hand" -> "Pokémon Box" to see that you have it.

If you are unable to receive the gift:

These are the messages that may be displayed if you are unable to receive the gift, and what to do in each case. Try the listed solution:
Case A: The serial code you entered is wrong:
If the game tells you "The serial code or password is wrong. Please double check the serial code or password you have." when you entered the serial code during step 5, some numbers or letters have been entered wrong.
Check the serial code written on the special pre-order ticket again and enter it one more time.
*Serial codes do not use the characters I, O or Z.
*If you enter the serial code wrong 10 times, you will be unable to enter a serial code for a limited period of time. Please try again after 24 hours.

Case B: The serial code has already been used:
If the game tells you "This serial code has already been used. Serial codes that have been used can not be used again in other save data files." when you entered the serial code during step 5, the serial code has already been used (once you have used a serial code, you can not use it again, not even in another save data file). If you have multiple games, please check that you haven't already received the gift in another game. If multiple users are playing the same game on the same Nintendo Switch, please check that another user hasn't used the serial code. You can check this by selecting "Link" -> "Mystery Gift" -> "Check Gifts" from the menu screen.

Case C: Airplane Mode is "ON":
If the game tells you "Please set Airplane Mode to "OFF". You can change this is the Quick Settings menu." when you entered the serial code during step 5, you are unable to connect to the Internet because the Nintendo Switch's Airplane Mode is set to "ON".
Please set Airplane Mode to "OFF" either by holding down the HOME button to access the Quick Settings or by using the "Airplane Mode" option in "Settings" on the Nintendo Switch HOME menu.

Case D: Your copy of "Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eievui" is not the latest version:
If the game tells you "You will need to update your game. Please restart the game and update (when you restart, all data that has not been saved will be lost)." when you entered the serial code during step 5, your "Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eievui" game's update data may not be the latest version. Please place the cursor on the game's icon on the HOME menu and press the + button.
When the menu appears, please select the "Update software" option, then choose "Update via the Internet" to receive the most recent update date.
*Updating is free.
"Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eievui" ver.1.0.1 (as of March 2019)

Case E: Your Nintendo Switch is not the latest version:
When you connect your Nintendo Switch to the Internet, the message "Update data found. Downloading." may appear. If so, your Nintendo Switch system may not be the latest system version. Please follow the onscreen instructions to update it.
*Updating is free.
You can also update your system's data via the HOME menu. Connect your Nintendo Switch to the Internet, then choose the "Settings" icon on the HOME menu, then use the "System update" option in "System".

If you receive any other messages, please contact the Pokémon Customer Support Center. Contact information can be found here

If you buy the special pre-order ticket at the theater, you'll receive a "Striking Back Pikachu"!



Pikachu strikes back as well?
Pikachu, wearing Satoshi's hat, is striking the same pose as Mewtwo!

This mascot is exclusive to theaters!
It will be given out to a total of 300,000 customers all across Japan.
(Distribution will end once stock runs out)

The special pre-order ticket can be bought at:



7-Eleven, Aeon, Aeon Supercenter, Ito-Yokado, Toys R Us, Apita, Piago, Bic Camera and Tsutaya Records stores, Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores and theaters screening the Pokémon movies.
*some stores exempt

Detailed info on which stores will sell the ticket will be posted in early April.

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/tickets/

Article edited on 2019-03-15 02:23:40 by Adamant
Mar 14

Pokémon GO - Get ready! Defense Forme Deoxys alters EX Raids!

Posted by Sunain | March 14th 2019 at 09:56 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced that Defense Forme Deoxys will be available to challenge in EX Raids beginning March 25th, 2019.

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Get ready! Defense Forme Deoxys alters EX Raids!

Trainers, The DNA Pokémon, Deoxys, has tested the strength of Trainers in EX Raids and has changed form again! Defense Forme Deoxys will be in EX Raids with stronger defenses than previously seen, so make sure your team is prepared. This Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon will be available to challenge beginning March 25.

Are you new to EX Raids? You can become eligible to receive an EX Raid Pass when you win a Raid Battle at a qualifying Gym. You’ll be able to see which Gyms can host an EX Raid through a handy tag when you look at the Gym details. EX Raid Passes will give you the date and time when you’ll be able to challenge Defense Forme Deoxys, so mark your calendar and prepare your Pokémon for an epic battle!

Battling Defense Forme Deoxys will be a difficult challenge that requires Trainers to take advantage of every opportunity—so don’t forget to invite a friend to go along with you! Remember: invites can only be sent to an Ultra Friend or Best Friend, so don’t forget to battle with friends, send Gifts, and trade Pokémon to build up your Friendship level.

Do you have what it takes? Best of luck—Defense Forme Deoxys won’t back down!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/exraid-deoxys-defense/

Article edited on 2019-03-14 09:57:08 by Sunain
Mar 08

Movie 22 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | March 8th 2019 at 08:35 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information


Magazines:
Friday March 15th: "Monthly Corocoro Comic" - The latest illustration & information on the movie
Friday March 15th: "Corocoro Aniki" - The latest illustration & information on the movie

*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=3603
Mar 07

Pokémon GO - Legendary Lunch Hour: A new experiment!

Posted by Sunain | March 7th 2019 at 08:45 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
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Niantic has announced they are testing a new event called Legendary Lunch Hour. At Noon until 1pm in the players local timezone, players of Pokémon GO will have an increased number of raids.

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Legendary Lunch Hour: A new experiment!

Trainers, To give you more ways to enjoy Pokémon GO, we’re trying out a new event called Legendary Lunch Hour! From 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in your local time zone, there will be an increased number of raids to test your battle skills alongside your friends, coworkers, and classmates. The first Legendary Lunch Hour will take place on March 13, and with your help, we hope to make this an event you can enjoy every week!

Date + Time
  • Mar. 13, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in your local time zone

Features
    There will be an increased number of raids during the event hour.

We look forward to your feedback and thank you for helping with testing this new type of event.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/legendarylunchhour2019

Article edited on 2019-03-07 08:45:50 by Sunain
Mar 07

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun and Moon - Unbroken Bonds

Posted by Sunain | March 7th 2019 at 06:22 PM EST
Tags: TCG, Press Release
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The Pokémon Company International announced a new Trading Card Game expansion set called: Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun and Moon - Unbroken Bonds which will be released worldwide on May 3rd, 2019. High resolution images of the revealed cards from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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New TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX Introduced in the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds Expansion, Arriving May 3

More Pokémon battle teams await in the upcoming new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds, releasing globally on May 3.

Showcasing the power of teamwork, Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds features seven brand-new pairings of powered-up Pokémon, including Reshiram & Charizard-GX, Marshadow & Machamp-GX, Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX, Greninja & Zoroark-GX, Muk & Alolan Muk-GX, and the Ultra Beasts Pheromosa & Buzzwole-GX. In addition, Lucario will partner with the recently discovered Melmetal.

Key highlights of the expansion include:
  • Over 210 cards
  • Seven new TAG TEAM Pokémon GX
  • Seven more Pokémon GX
  • More than 25 Trainer cards and a new Special Energy card

At launch, Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds will be supported in the Pokémon TCG Card Dex app, which offers an easy way to browse and discover cards from the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series.

Fans will also have the opportunity to try out Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds before it’s available by participating in one of the many Prerelease tournaments taking place April 20–28. To find the nearest participating independent retailer, visit pokemon.com/locator.

Article edited on 2019-03-07 08:11:52 by Sunain
Mar 06

Pokémon GO - Challenge Rayquaza in this Special Raid Weekend!

Posted by Sunain | March 6th 2019 at 08:26 PM EST
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon Gold
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Niantic has announced that a Special Raid Weekend will take place from Friday, March 15th, 2019 until Monday, March 18th, 2019 where players of Pokémon GO will be able to challenge Rayquaza in Raid Battles.

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Challenge Rayquaza in this Special Raid Weekend!

Trainers, Are you ready for a challenge? From Friday, March 15, to Monday, March 18, there will be a Special Raid Weekend! The Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza will be available in Raid Battles! Take a look at the details below:

Date + Time
  • Friday, Mar. 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Monday, Mar. 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features
    The Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza will be joining Raid Battles!

Do you have what it takes to take on Rayquaza? Get ready to GO, Trainer—and best of luck! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/weekendraid2019-rayquaza/

Article edited on 2019-03-06 08:27:59 by Sunain
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