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PocketMonsters.net is a fansite dedicated to all things Pokémon (ポケモン) and Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター). We are the premier site for news and information about all aspects of the franchise from around the world. We cover the Anime, indexing the music, the Trading Card Game, the Games, the variety shows, have a large imageboard, forum and much more. Follow us on Twitter and Subscribe to our RSS Feed for the latest updates!

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)
Feb 29 2020 Flag SMUL 53: Dreaming of the Sun and Moon!
The Sun, the Moon and Everyone's Dreams!
Mar 01 2020 Flag PM2019 15: 雪の日、カラカラのホネはどこ?
Snow Day: Where is Karakara's Bone?
Mar 07 2020 Flag SMUL 54: Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!
Thank You, Alola! Respective Departures!!
Mar 08 2020 Flag PM2019 16: 呪われたサトシ…!
Satoshi Has Been Cursed...!
Jul 10 2020 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Coco
Jan 10

Pokémon Center - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX - Original Fabric Poster

Posted by Sunain | January 10th 2020 at 04:14 PM EST
Tags: Pokémon Center, Nintendo Switch, Pre-Order, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
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The Pokémon Center in Japan has announced that those that pre-order Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX at a Pokémon Center or Pokémon Store from January 10th, 2020 until March 5th, 2020, they will receive an Original Fabric Poster. The poster is drawn by Spike Chunsoft Artist Kaoru Hasegawa (長谷川薫氏) and features delicate detailed touches and gorgeous colors that celebrates the Pokémon from the games and because it is made of cloth, you can decorate with it like you would with a cloth or hang it as a tapestry.

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Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2020/01/200109_p02.html

Article edited on 2020-01-10 04:16:12 by Sunain
Jan 10

Pokémon Center - Pocket Monsters Sword and Shield Plushies

Posted by Sunain | January 10th 2020 at 10:55 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Center, Plushies
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The Pokémon Centers will begin selling new plushies from the games Pocket Monsters Sword and Shield starting on January 18th, 2020. These items will also be available on the Amazon.co.jp Pokémon Store starting on January 25th, 2020 with pre-orders starting on January 18th, 2020.

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Item List:

Galar Ziguzaguma Plushie - 2200 yen
Galar Massuguma Plushie - 2200 yen
Tachifusaguma Plushie - 2970 yen
Galar Matadogas - 2200 yen

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2020/01/200110_p01.html

Article edited on 2020-01-10 10:55:32 by Sunain
Jan 09

Movie 23 Website Updates with Initial Info

Posted by Adamant | January 9th 2020 at 08:14 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie, YouTube
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

I want to explain to you.

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Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco




Based on the creations of Satoshi Tajiri
Directed by Tetsuo Yajima
Written by Tetsuo Yajima and Atsuhiro Tomioka
Produced by Pikachu Project
Distributed by Toho

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

Article edited on 2020-01-09 09:33:18 by Sunain
Jan 09

Changes Coming to the Pokémon TCG with Sword and Shield

Posted by Sunain | January 9th 2020 at 05:16 PM EST
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The official Pokémon website has announced new rule changes and updates that will take effect with the Sword and Shield expansion on February 21st, 2020.

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Changes Coming to the Pokémon TCG with Sword and Shield

The introduction of a new series to the Pokémon Trading Card Game is always an exciting time, and the Sword & Shield Series is no exception. Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX are here to shake up the game, and lots of brand-new Pokémon are making their debut in the Pokémon TCG. Additionally, there are some changes to existing rules and mechanics on the way. Let's take a look at them.

Rule Change: First Turn

At the start of the XY Series, a rule was introduced to prevent the player who goes first from attacking on the first turn. Starting on February 21, 2020 (the date that Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield becomes legal for tournament play), there will be an additional restriction: the player who goes first cannot play a Supporter card on the first turn.

This change is an attempt to make it less of an advantage to go first. Some strategies may benefit when the player goes second, but others might work out better if the player goes first. We hope this results in interesting choices in both gameplay and deck building.

Weakness and Resistance

For over a decade (all the way back to the Diamond & Pearl Series), Resistance has meant that a Pokémon takes 20 less damage from attacks of the listed type. However, Pokémon introduced in the Sword & Shield Series have a Resistance of -30 instead of -20.

For example, Zacian V has a -30 Resistance to Grass-type Pokémon. Any Pokémon from a previous series that has a -20 Resistance will continue to be treated that way—follow what's written on the card.

Weakness is unchanged, but a few of the common type matchups have shifted. This won't apply to every Pokémon, but here are some of the general changes:

  • Water-type Pokémon: Weakness to Lightning instead of Grass
  • Psychic-type Pokémon: Weakness to Darkness instead of Psychic
  • Darkness-type Pokémon: Weakness to Grass instead of Fighting

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You may also find that some types of Pokémon have a Resistance that they didn't have in the past. Be on the lookout for these changes to Weakness and Resistance!

Type Rearrangement

The Fairy type, which was introduced in the XY Series, will no longer be supported in the Sword & Shield Series. Pokémon that are Fairy types in the Pokémon video game series will now generally be represented as Psychic-type Pokémon in the Pokémon TCG. To maintain a balance among types, Pokémon that are Poison types in the video games will now be represented as Darkness types instead of Psychic types. For the time being, basic Fairy Energy can still be used in the Standard format, but that may change in the future.

Card Errata

Several cards will be issued errata, effective February 21, 2020:

  • Energy Retrieval
    (Shining Legends, 59/73; Sun & Moon, 116/149; XY—Evolutions, 77/108; XY—Ancient Origins, 99/98; XY—Primal Clash, 126/160; Black & White—Plasma Blast, 80/101; Black & White, 92/114; Legendary Collection, 107/110; Base Set 2, 110/130; Base Set, 81/102) Minor text change:
    “Put up to 2 basic Energy cards from your discard pile into your hand.”
  • Lum Berry
    (EX Emerald, 78/106; EX Ruby & Sapphire, 84/109) Minor text change:
    At the end of each turn, if the Pokémon this card is attached to is affected by any Special Conditions, it recovers from all of them, and discard this card.”
  • Pal Pad
    (Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism, 132/156; XY—Flashfire, 92/106) Minor text change:
    “Shuffle up to 2 Supporter cards from your discard pile into your deck.”
  • Sitrus Berry
    (EX Unseen Forces, 91/115) Minor text change:
    At the end of each turn, if the Pokémon this card is attached to has 3 or more damage counters on it, heal 30 damage from it and discard this card.”
  • Hyper Potion
    (Skyridge, 127/144) Major text change:
    Heal 120 damage from 1 of your Pokémon that has at least 2 Energy attached. If you healed any damage in this way, discard 2 Energy from it.
  • Quick Ball
    (Diamond & Pearl—Majestic Dawn, 86/100; Diamond & Pearl—Mysterious Treasures, 114/123) Major text change:
    You can play this card only if you discard another card from your hand. Search your deck for a Basic Pokémon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.
These are considered official errata, so all versions of these cards will be legal for use in tournament play (but older ones will be played as if they had the updated text).

Plentiful Professors

The card Professor's Research will debut in Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield. Players may remember this card's effect from the previous cards Professor Sycamore and Professor Juniper.

From now on, instead of giving the card a new name each time, the name Professor's Research will be used. If the card is updated in the future, the new professor's name will appear in the upper-right corner of the card, but the card name will remain Professor's Research.

In the Expanded format, there's already a rule that says you can't include Professor Sycamore and Professor Juniper in the same deck—players must choose one or the other. The same rule applies to Professor's Research, meaning it cannot be in the same deck as Professor Sycamore or Professor Juniper.

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Pokémon Checkup

A new term called Pokémon Checkup will replace the phrase “between turns,” but it works the same way. After a player's turn is complete, you'll enter Pokémon Checkup before going to the next player's turn. Here are the steps that occur during Pokémon Checkup:

  • Check for Special Conditions in this order: Poisoned, Burned, Asleep, and Paralyzed.
  • Check Abilities and effects of Trainer cards that happen during Pokémon Checkup.
    • You can choose to do this step before checking for Special Conditions. However, you can't mix the two steps—for example, you can't add Poison damage, then apply an Ability, and then go back to check if a Pokémon is still Asleep.
  • Check to see if any Pokémon are Knocked Out.

Recover

Back in the Black & White Series, the term “heal” was introduced. For example, the card Potion says, “Heal 30 damage from 1 of your Pokémon.” Prior to that, it would have said, “Remove 3 damage counters from 1 of your Pokémon.”

For the Sword & Shield Series, a similar term will be introduced for effects that remove Special Conditions. Going forward, this term will be “recover.” As an example, the card Pokémon Center Lady has been updated in Sword & Shield to say “Heal 60 damage from 1 of your Pokémon, and it recovers from all Special Conditions.” It still has the same effect, but now the word “recover” can be associated with Special Conditions just like “heal” is associated with damage.

Reminder Text Removal

In the past, Abilities that could be used during your turn included the reminder text “(before your attack)” to clarify that attacking was the last thing you could do in a turn. Starting with Sword & Shield, that reminder text won't appear anymore. In some cases, that reminder text could cause the text to be incorrect, since there are some Abilities that can be used during the effects of attacks. For example, if you use Persian-GX's Slash Back-GX attack and switch it with Heatran-GX, Heatran-GX's Burning Road Ability activates when it becomes Active, even though that happens during the attack. To prevent this confusion altogether, this reminder text will be removed in the Sword & Shield Series.

Regulation Marks

You may notice that cards from the Sword & Shield Series have a white box containing a letter in the bottom-left corner (for example, all cards in the Sword & Shield expansion have a “D” mark).

This is called a regulation mark, and it will be used in the future to determine which cards are legal to use in tournament play. For example, there might be a point in time when only cards with a “D” regulation mark can be used in the Standard format. This change will get more attention in the future, but for now, just take note that it's there.

There are lots of new things to learn in the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Series! This is only the beginning, and there may be more changes and updates as more expansions get released. Be sure to check back at Pokemon.com for all the latest news on the Pokémon TCG!

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Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/changes-coming-to-the-pokemon-tcg-with-sword-shield/

Article edited on 2020-01-09 05:18:03 by Sunain
Jan 09

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Galar Newcomers Online Competition

Posted by Sunain | January 9th 2020 at 02:49 AM EST
Tags: Online Tournament, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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The second Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Online Competition, Galar Newcomers, has been announced. It will take place from January 30th, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. PST until February 2nd, 2020, at 3:59 p.m. PST.

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Prepare for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Galar Newcomers Online Competition

Compete using Pokémon first discovered in the Galar region, and earn Battle Points just for participating.
The second Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Online Competition, Galar Newcomers, is now accepting registrations! In this Double Battle competition, you'll be permitted to include only Pokémon first discovered in the Galar region and Galarian forms of previously discovered Pokémon on your team. Show off what you've learned from your first Galar battles by composing a team of your newest allies. Has your training revealed the best new battling tricks?

The sign-up period will last until Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 3:59 p.m. PST, and the competition will take place from January 30, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. PST until February 2, 2020, at 3:59 p.m. PST. Register now using your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game by entering the VS menu and selecting Battle Stadium, Online Competitions, and finally Search Official Competitions.

Just like with most other Online Competitions and Ranked Battles, there'll be a few other additional rules. All Pokémon will become Lv. 50 for the duration of each battle. No two Pokémon in your Battle Team can hold the same item. Certain special Pokémon will not be permitted, including Zacian and Zamazenta. And this time, you will be permitted to use any of your Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor, and they'll be able to Gigantamax in battle!

Make sure to compete, whether you're a newcomer or a veteran, because you'll get a tidy reward of 50 Battle Points just for participating in at least one battle, win or lose. You'll need to sign up before the competition starts in order to participate, so don't delay. Good luck in your battles!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/prepare-for-the-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-galar-newcomers-online-competition/

Article edited on 2020-01-09 02:49:53 by Sunain
Jan 08

Pokémon GO Community Day - January 19th, 2020 - Piplup

Posted by Sunain | January 8th 2020 at 07:27 PM EST
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon GO Community Day
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Niantic have announced the details for the January 2020 Pokémon GO Community Day which takes place on January 19th, 2020 at 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM EST in the Northern Hemisphere and 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the Southern Hemisphere. The featured Pokémon for this day is Piplup. Piplup will appear in the wild more frequently for three hours that day. If you evolve Prinplup into Empoleon, it will know the move, Hydro Cannon. The 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance and 3-hour Lures bonuses will also be available that day.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/events/community-day/

Article edited on 2020-01-15 04:06:19 by Sunain
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