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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 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!!
Jul 10

Nintendo Switch Lite - Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition

Posted by Sunain | July 10th 2019 at 09:31 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, YouTube, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
Comments: 0
A new addition to the Nintendo Switch family will arrive on September 20th, 2019 called the Nintendo Switch Lite. The Nintendo Switch Lite is compact and lightweight, making it easy to take on the go! This dedicated handheld device lets you play all Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode. It will be available in three different colors: Yellow, Gray and Turquoise. A separate Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition will be released on November 8th, 2019.


Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition


This Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition features stylish cyan and magenta buttons and illustrations of the two new Legendary Pokémon, Zacian and Zamazenta, from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games.

Nintendo Switch Lite is a compact, lightweight Nintendo Switch system dedicated to handheld play. With a built-in +Control Pad and a sleek, unibody design, it’s great for on-the-go gaming. Nintendo Switch Lite is compatible with the robust library of Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode. If you’re looking for a gaming system all your own, Nintendo Switch Lite is ready to hit the road whenever you are.

Includes: Nintendo Switch Lite system and Nintendo Switch AC adapter.
Price: $199.99 USD MSRP
Release Date: November 8th, 2019

Source: https://www.nintendo.com/switch/lite/

YouTube Clip - First Look at Nintendo Switch Lite: New Addition to the Nintendo Switch Family

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59yuBFRSZdg

Compare Differences Between the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite


Press Release - Nintendo Reveals Special Pokémon Edition of Newly Announced Nintendo Switch Lite System

A special Pokémon-themed version of the newly announced Nintendo Switch Lite system will be available in North America starting Nov. 8. The Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition features stylish cyan and magenta buttons and illustrations of the two new Legendary Pokémon from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games* for Nintendo Switch. This unique system will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99, while supplies last.

“November is shaping up to be a big month for Pokémon fans, with the arrival of this special hardware followed by the launch of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games one week later”

“November is shaping up to be a big month for Pokémon fans, with the arrival of this special hardware followed by the launch of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games one week later,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “The Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition will be a great gift for Pokémon fans who want to play the latest games on the go.”

In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, players will embark on a new adventure through the Galar region, where they’ll catch, battle and trade newly discovered Pokémon and uncover the mystery behind Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta. The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games are available Nov. 15 for all Nintendo Switch systems.

The Nintendo Switch Lite device can play all games in the robust Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode**, although some games will have restrictions. The standard edition of the Nintendo Switch Lite system launches on Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 and will be available in three different colors: yellow, gray and turquoise.

Press Release - Nintendo Introduces Nintendo Switch Lite, a Device Dedicated to Handheld Game Play

A New Addition to the Nintendo Switch Family, Nintendo Switch Lite is Compact and Lightweight, Making it Easy to Take on the Go

In a video today, Nintendo introduced Nintendo Switch Lite, a device designed specifically to play Nintendo Switch games in handheld mode. The Nintendo Switch Lite system launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 and will be available in three different colors: yellow, gray and turquoise. A carrying case and screen protector set for Nintendo Switch Lite will also be available.

“Now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favorite Nintendo Switch games.”

“Adding Nintendo Switch Lite to the lineup gives gamers more color and price point options,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “Now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favorite Nintendo Switch games.”

The flagship Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017 and offers three different play modes: playing in TV mode by placing the system into a Nintendo Switch dock, playing cooperatively or competitively in tabletop mode by sharing Joy-Con controllers and playing in handheld mode. The system comes with either Gray Joy-Con controllers or Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con controllers.

Nintendo Switch Lite has integrated controls and is smaller than the flagship version of Nintendo Switch. It has no kickstand and, as a dedicated handheld gaming device, does not support video output to a TV. Therefore, it does not come with a dock or HDMI cable. For a full list of the differences between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/compare.

The new device can play all games in the robust Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode*, although some games will have restrictions. Compatible game modes will be listed on the back of game packaging and in Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite owners can get together to enjoy compatible multiplayer titles like Super Mario Maker 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate together via Nintendo Switch Online** or local wireless multiplayer***.

Article edited on 2019-07-10 09:34:15 by Sunain
Jul 09

Get the Fossil Pokémon Aerodactyl at Worlds 2019

Posted by Sunain | July 9th 2019 at 01:50 PM EDT
Tags: Event Pokémon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon website has announced that Aerodactyl will be distributed to all Pokémon World Championship 2019 attendees in Washington, DC, United States.


Get the Fossil Pokémon Aerodactyl at Worlds

Get Aerodactyl in Washington, DC, this August at the 2019 Pokémon World Championships! All Pokémon World Championship attendees can get a special Aerodactyl with held item Rare Bone.

If you're attending the Pokémon World Championships on August 16 to 18 and want to add this special Aerodactyl to your Pokémon collection, remember to bring your system in the Nintendo 3DS family and your Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon game. You can get only one Aerodactyl per game. Aerodactyl will be available outside of the main event hall, so you don't need a Worlds entry badge to receive the Pokémon.

Look for signs at the Pokémon World Championships for distribution times and instructions on how to get Aerodactyl.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2019/pokemon-distribution/

Article edited on 2019-07-09 01:53:26 by Sunain
Jul 09

Pokémon GO - Summer Adventures Continue at Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund!

Posted by Sunain | July 9th 2019 at 01:42 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO
Comments: 0
The Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund took place from from July 4th, 2019 to July 7th, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. Niantic posted a write-up of the events that took place during that event.


Summer Adventures Continue at Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund!

Trainers, We are in awe of the welcome Pokémon GO received this past weekend. Our first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Europe was incredible. Thank you for an exciting weekend in Dortmund! More than 85,000 attendees attended over the four-day event and 200,000 Trainers played in the surrounding Dortmund area.

It was inspiring to see so many friendships come to life and adventure together, both in Dortmund and around the world. Globally, Trainers completed Team Valor Leader Candela’s portion of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge to unlock XP rewards for all Pokémon GO players.

Over the course of four days, Trainers at Westfalenpark walked nearly 400,000 kilometers and caught more than 28 million Pokémon. We want to thank all of the passionate Trainers in Dortmund and all over the globe who helped continue our summer adventures and made this Pokémon GO Fest one for the books!

Here are just a few of the highlights from this week’s activities.

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Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Dortmund Special Research Ticketed attendees had the privilege of experiencing the very special research that was first unveiled at Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019. Professor Willow first greeted the player upon entering the park and recruited their help to investigate the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi! Through the act of making friends, sending gifts, and returning lost Pokémon to their rightful habitats, Trainers were then able to wake up Jirachi from its slumber and catch it.

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Habitats, Trades, Battles, Autographs!
Throughout Westfalenpark, there were four diverse habitats for Trainers explore: Mysterious Woods, Steel Factory, Rocky Terrain, and Boat Lake. In the Mysterious Woods, Trainers found oddly shaped bubbles floating in the air while encountering Pokémon such as Ralts and Paras. We paid homage to the industrial history of Dortmund through the Steel Factory habitat, where Pokémon like Voltorb and Skarmory appeared. Trainers showed off their skills while navigating the Rocky Terrain habitat while taking the perfect GO Snapshots of Diglett and Onix in the cave. Trainers cooled off at Boat Lake, which featured an active geyser, and provided the perfect place for Water-type Pokémon like Clamperl and Carvanha.

Trainers working towards completing their Pokédex headed over to the Trading Outpost. There, attendees used their five special trades to collect Pokémon from all over the world!

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Champions were made at Dortmund’s very own Battle Ground! After many hard-fought battles, Trainers basked in their glory by taking commemorative pictures in the Champion’s Circle.

Youtube Content Creators joined the festivities for autograph sessions daily including: Trainer Tips, MYSTIC7, REVERSAL, Spieltrend, and Keibron! Attendees with tickets were able to attend daily signings where they could meet, chat with, and get an autograph.

The Group Photo was not a moment to be missed. The turnout had Candela thrilled! It was the perfect ending to an awesome day of playing Pokémon GO together.

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Global Challenge
Congratulations to all Trainers who took part in the second part of the Global Challenge! Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund attendees and Trainers around the world alike worked hard throughout the four-day event and successfully completed Candela’s XP Research Challenge. Candela has been running around yelling “Let’s GO!” all weekend. She even got Professor Willow to join in on the celebrations!

She wants us to let you all know that she says,

“Trainers—your fiery passion inspires me! We can do anything if we set our minds and our hearts to it. Let’s keep up this determination and support Team Leader Blanche too!”

Look forward to the following bonuses to be active from Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. until Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT:

  • 3x Catch XP
  • 2x Raid XP
  • 3x Hatch XP
  • 1 Hour Lucky Eggs

In addition to those bonuses, Entei will be available in raids on Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m local time. Players will receive up to five free Raid Passes during the event. If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Entei!

Thank you, Trainers.
We couldn’t have done this without you. This was our biggest Pokémon GO Fest yet and we hope you had just as an amazing time as we did! Please look forward to the final Pokémon GO Fest in Yokohama and be prepared to tackle Blanche’s challenge. They’re depending on you!

Oh...and one more thing…
What was up with that strange balloon in the skies of Dortmund?


Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/gofest-dortmund-2019

Article edited on 2019-07-09 01:46:06 by Sunain
Jul 08

Movie 22 Website Updates with Report from LA Premiere, Pokémon GO Event and Special Promo Video

Posted by Adamant | July 8th 2019 at 12:41 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event, Movie, YouTube
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

"Mewtwo Strikes Back"'s LA Premiere was a Huge Success! We Also Release the Latest News on Pokémon GO, as Well as a Special Video That Features Rita Ora's Singing!!

The Enthusiastically Received LA Premiere

"Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" was invited to the largest anime convention in North America, "Anime Expo 2019" in Los Angeles, USA, where it had its LA premiere Thursday July 4th (local time)!

This first international screening was attended by the person indispensable to Pokémon, Satoshi's voice actress Rica Matsumoto, as well as Director Kunihiko Yuyama and Director Motonori Sakakibara.

The day before the premiere, the three of them visited the entrance of TCL Chinese Theatre, where the premiere of the first Pokémon movie, "Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back", had taken place.
As they were standing at this spot that had become "the Pokémon movies' first step towards the world", they talked about their thoughts towards the next day's screening, which was going to be this movie's overseas debut.


There's going to be so many people watching the movie with us I get goosebumps at the mere mention of the premiere. All kinds of people continue to love the Pokémon World, including both the video games and the movies, and I would love if it could connect them and form a circle of happy faces. Let's get smiles!

Director Yuyama
I came to America to see an actual screening of the first movie back when it was in theaters here, and it was a very novel experience to witness the audience yelling "Yay!" during the opening and when Satoshi made his appearance. Now I'm back in America again after 21 years, and I'm really excited to see how the movie will be received this time.

Director Sakakibara
3DCG animation is mainstream in America, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the movie will be received. I was working on a movie back when the first Pokémon movie premiered, and when I saw with my own eyes that a movie like that, a product of the Japanese entertainment industry, became such a massive blockbuster, I was thinking how I really wanted to make a movie like that myself one day. Though I'm still astonished I got to work on one now, 20 years later.

On the day of the LA premiere itself, Anime Expo hosted an autograph session, a screening of the Japanese version of the feature film with English subtitles, as well as stage greetings.
At the autograph session, we got both fans cosplaying Satoshi taking photos with Matsumoto and fans that wanted their personal Pokémon memorabilia autographed.
Some fans had even been waiting in line all night, and they exploded with joy when they got their autograph, showing just how much it meant to them.


When the screening finally begun, the audience burst out in loud cheers.
Adults and children displayed a variety of emotions as they were taking in the movie; One moment they were watching the opening scene where Mewtwo swears revenge on the humans with their eyes glued to the screen as they sat there in complete silence, the next they were roaring with laughter as the Rocket Gang made their appearance, and at the end they were watching the exchange between Satoshi and Pikachu with their cheeks wet with tears.

And when the post-screening stage greetings began, Matsumoto, Director Yuyama and Director Sakakibara received a warm welcome by the local fans, who greeted them with loud cheers and thunderous applause.


I'm seeing the earliest days of Pokémon flash before my eyes, and I really wish I could've told everyone back then that a day like this would come. Seeing your reactions, like how you cheer loudly out of love for Pokémon, brings tears to my eyes.

Director Yuyama:
I've made more than 20 Pokémon movies so far, but this is the first 3DCG one, so this time I was watching your reactions to it with the same excitement as if this was my debut movie. What did you all think of it? (the audience applauded loudly)

Director Sakakibara:
I could feel the Pokémon love in your cheers, and it made me really happy we made this movie. This is an amazing feeling.

When Matsumoto performed "Mezase Pokémon Master", the enthusiasm from the audience hit its absolute peak.
The phrase "Pokémon is a universal language" truly fits this situation, and Matsumoto, Director Yuyama and Director Sakakibara all got caught up in the whirlpool of enthusiasm the LA premiere had turned into!
They truly had a blast as the event concluded with a commemorative photo taken with roughly 2800 Pokémon fans.
After the highly successful LA premiere had concluded, Matsumoto commented "All kinds of things were coming to my mind and I got deeply moved, thinking about how it's really been 21 years now. I'm really grateful I've had all this, it's something very few people will ever be able to feel or experience. I'm happy to have shared my song and thoughts with all you LA fans."

The movie and Pokémon GO are having a crossover! Armored Mewtwo makes its appearance!
A Pokémon GO promotion video that utilized various scenes from "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution", a crossover between the two, premiered at Anime Expo.
Armored Mewtwo, the restrained form from the movie that suppresses Mewtwo's power, will appear in Pokémon GO between Thursday July 11th and Wednesday July 31st Japanese time.
And if you win a raid battle against it, you'll have the chance to get Armored Mewtwo as well!

A special promotion video set to one of singer Rita Ora's songs has been released!
A special promotion video for "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" featuring one of Rita Ora's songs was released as well. Rita Ora is an artist popular all over the world that also handled the theme song for "Detective Pikachu", which was released in May this year.
This is a must see video where Ora's bright, clear and wonderful singing goes perfectly with the beautiful 3DCG Pokémon world.

The LA premiere came to an end amidst great enthusiasm.
The Japanese premiere finally takes place Friday July 12th!
Keep looking more and more forward to it!

©2019 Niantic, Inc.
©2019 Pokémon. ©1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3763

Article edited on 2019-07-09 12:48:18 by Adamant
Jul 08

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield - Press Release - July 8th, 2019

Posted by Sunain | July 8th 2019 at 12:35 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
Comments: 0
The Pokémon Company International revealed details today about the Gigantamax phenomenon in the highly anticipated upcoming video games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Newly discovered Pokémon, details about the Galar Pokémon League, and more were also revealed. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.


Newly Discovered Pokémon and Details about the Galar Pokémon League Also Announced ​​​​​​​

Gigantamax Pokémon
The previously discovered phenomenon known as Dynamaxing can only occur in specific areas of the Galar region. While Dynamaxing seems to be a phenomenon common to Pokémon from Galar, it’s been discovered that there’s a special phenomenon known as Gigantamaxing. Not only do Gigantamax Pokémon become bigger, but their appearance also changes. Like normal Dynamaxing, Gigantamaxing boosts the power of the Pokémon—and it also allows each Gigantamax Pokémon to use a unique move known as a G-Max Move. Each G-Max Move is particular to a specific species of Gigantamax Pokémon, and regular Dynamax Pokémon are not able to use G-Max Moves. Only certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax—and even among such species, only rare specimens will be able to Gigantamax. The majority of Pokémon will keep their usual appearance when they Dynamax. Two Pokémon species revealed to have Gigantamaxing capabilities today are Drednaw and Corviknight.

Gigantamax Drednaw

Gigantamax Drednaw
Type: Water/Rock
Height: 78′9″+
Weight: Unknown
Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor

The power of Gigantamaxing has allowed Drednaw to stand on its hind legs and become bipedal. From its standing position, it can come crashing down on opposing Pokémon and crush them with its massive body. Drednaw normally keeps its neck retracted within its shell, but when it attacks, it can rapidly shoot its neck out. Its jaws are also incredibly strong and can easily bite through huge metal towers. The strength of its jaws combined with the force of its neck gives Drednaw the power to punch a hole through a rocky mountain in a single strike. Water-type moves used by Gigantamax Drednaw will change to G-Max Stonesurge. G-Max Stonesurge doesn’t just deal damage to an opponent—it will scatter sharp rocks around the opponent and cause Pokémon entering the battlefield to take damage.

Gigantamax Drednaw

Gigantamax Corviknight
Type: Flying/Steel
Height: 45′11″+
Weight: Unknown
Ability: Pressure/Unnerve

Corviknight uses its massive wings to catch updrafts created by Gigantamax energy to hover in the air while it battles. The armor on its body has been reinforced, so attacks from Pokémon on the ground barely have any effect. Gigantamax energy has caused the armor covering Corviknight’s wings to separate and become blade birds, capable of flying independently. Flying-type moves used by Gigantamax Corviknight will change to G-Max Wind Rage, which removes any effects of moves like Reflect, Light Screen, Spikes, and Electric Terrain that the opponents may have.

Newly Discovered Pokémon of the Galar Region:


Category: Cream Pokémon
Type: Fairy
Height: 1′
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Ability: Sweet Veil

Alcremie can produce whipped cream, which becomes richer the happier Alcremie is feeling. Desserts made using this cream are invariably delicious, so many pastry chefs strive to have an Alcremie as their partner. When attacked by an opponent, Alcremie will throw sweet-scented cream to distract them or temporarily blind them, giving itself time to escape.


Gigantamax Alcremie
Type: Fairy
Height: 98′5″+
Weight: Unknown
Ability: Sweet Veil

The cream pouring out of its body hardens when subjected to impacts—the stronger the impact, the harder it becomes—giving Alcremie an impressive resistance to physical attacks. Additionally, the giant “Berry” decorations on Alcremie’s body are as hard as diamonds, and it’s said that most attacks won’t even be able to leave a scratch. Alcremie will launch high-calorie cream missiles around itself to attack its opponents. Any Pokémon that touches this cream will be filled with energy and euphoria but at the same time will fall into a state of complete confusion. Fairy-type moves used by Gigantamax Alcremie will change to G-Max Finale, which will heal all Pokémon on Alcremie’s side while dealing damage to an opponent.

Gigantamax Drednaw

Category: Puppy Pokémon
Type: Electric
Height: 1′
Weight: 29.8 lbs.
Ability: Ball Fetch

Yamper tends to be drawn to things that are moving quickly. It can chase after people, Pokémon, or even vehicles. It has an organ in its body that generates electricity, and it’s activated when Yamper runs around. Yamper can’t store the electricity it generates, so it’s often seen running around with electric sparks crackling around it. Yamper’s Ability, Ball Fetch, is a new Ability that comes into play when the Trainer throws a Poké Ball at a wild Pokémon but fails to catch it. If Yamper isn’t holding an item, it will fetch the first Poké Ball that failed to catch the Pokémon, regardless of what type of Poké Ball it is.

Gigantamax Drednaw

Category: Coal Pokémon
Type: Rock
Height: 1′
Weight: 26.5 lbs.
Ability: Steam Engine / Heatproof

Rolycoly’s red eye can illuminate dark areas, while it uses the lump of coal attached to its body like a wheel to move through coal mines and caves. It is able to travel smoothly even over rough terrain. Until about one hundred years ago, every household in the Galar region had a Rolycoly. The families would use the coal that dropped off its body for cooking and heating their homes. Rolycoly’s Ability, Steam Engine, is a new Ability that provides a Speed stat boost if it’s hit with a Fire- or Water-type move during battle.


Category: Alloy Pokémon
Type: Steel/Dragon
Height: 5′11″
Weight: 88.2 lbs.
Ability: Light Metal / Heavy Metal

Duraludon live in caves and mountainous areas. Their two arms have slightly different shapes, and they use them to grind down rock surfaces for food. Its body is composed of incredibly durable metal but is also surprisingly light, so Duraludon can move quite quickly despite its appearance. Its body is susceptible to corrosion, however, and is known to rust easily. They share their habitat with Tyranitar, so these two Pokémon are often seen battling each other in the mountains of the Galar region.

The Galar Region Pokémon League

In the Galar region, where Pokémon battles are big entertainment, the region’s Pokémon League holds tournaments to determine the next Pokémon Champion. Players will have to compete with their rivals and challenge the Gym Leaders of the region for their chance to take part in this tournament.

The Gym Challenge is a true celebration of Pokémon battling. Participating Trainers strive to collect all eight Gym Badges, and only Pokémon Trainers who have been endorsed by specific people, such as Gym Leaders, can join. During the Gym Challenge, each challenger wears a special uniform for the occasion. Trainers can choose the combination of three numbers on their own uniform.

Once a year, a series of Pokémon battles known as the Champion Cup are held in the Galar region. The Champion Cup decides who will be able to challenge the reigning Champion for their seat. Exemplary Trainers throughout the region, such as those who successfully complete the Gym Challenge, can participate in the Champion Cup tournament. The Champion Cup battles are broadcast on TV in the Galar region and are watched by everyone.

People of the Galar Region:


Leon is the strongest Trainer in the Galar region, and he won the Championship in his first-ever Gym Challenge—without being defeated in battle a single time. To this day, his winning streak continues to grow, and his formidable talent for Pokémon battles is unmatched. He’s aided in his countless victories by his partner Charizard, and he’s known to go all out during battles, no matter who he’s facing. His battle style has captured the hearts of the people of Galar.

Chairman Rose

Chairman Rose
Rose is the chairman of the Galar Pokémon League and the president of a large business conglomerate. He’s made the Galar Pokémon League famous by implementing Gym Battles featuring the Dynamax phenomenon. Chairman Rose was also the first to endorse Leon for the Gym Challenge.


Oleana is Chairman Rose’s secretary and is known for her calm and collected personality. She also serves as the vice president of Rose’s company and is largely in charge of the day-to-day running of the company.


Bea is a prodigy in Galar karate, carrying on its century-old traditions and techniques. Known for her stoicism and rarely showing her emotions, Bea is also an expert on Fighting-type Pokémon. Her battle style remains very precise even when she’s backed into a corner.


Allister is a talented Trainer of Ghost-type Pokémon who has taken on the mantle of the Ghost-type Gym Leader at a young age. He’s extremely shy and fearful, and he always hides his face with a mask when around other people. Allister rarely makes public appearances and apparently spends most of his time around ruins or in cemeteries.

Certain towns in the Galar region will have different Gyms that Trainers can challenge depending on whether they’re playing Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield. In Pokémon Sword, they will face down Bea, while in Pokémon Shield, they can test their skills against Allister.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual Pack SteelBook® Edition

As a special bonus for purchasing the Dual Pack SteelBook® Edition, Trainers will receive two codes (one per game) that will reward them with special items known as Dynamax Crystals. By using the Dynamax Crystals in the Wild Area, Trainers will be able to face Dynamax Larvitar and Dynamax Jangmo-o, Pokémon that are normally encountered later in the game, in special Max Raid Battles. Larvitar won’t appear in Pokémon Sword and Jangmo-o won’t appear in Pokémon Shield during normal gameplay, but players will be able to catch them in either version by using these Dynamax Crystals.


YouTube Clip - Gigantamaxing Changes the Game in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhIc6UwnHj8

YouTube Clip - Gigantamaxing Changes the Game in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield! - Japanese

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzPexjVHF5I

Article edited on 2019-07-08 04:35:29 by Sunain
Jul 08

Movie 22 Website Updates with Special Artwork by Sei Nakashima

Posted by Adamant | July 8th 2019 at 08:15 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

We Present Special Artwork by Hollywood Art Director Sei Nakashima!

A beautiful yet powerful picture showing Satoshi and his friends' determination to travel as they stand on a shore dazzling in the morning sun

A series of specially drawn posters are now ready!

This special artwork was drawn by art director Sei Nakashima, who has done art direction and character design for several Hollywood movies, including the Harry Potter series.
Multiple beautiful pieces of artwork depicting Satoshi, Kasumi and Takeshi's journey,
done in a style somewhat different from how the earlier Pokémon movies have been portrayed, have been born from Mr. Nakashima's hand!

Some of this special artwork is now being presented prior to the movie's premiere!
Specially made posters will be put up at theaters showing "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution", so please look forward to them!

More special artwork will appear during the movie's end credits, so make sure to sit through them in their entirety!

The movie will finally premiere this Friday!
Make sure to go to the theater and see this artwork with your own eyes!!

Profile: Sei Nakashima
Born in 1970, moved to America by himself at age 18.
Graduated from the Illustration Department at the Otis-Parsons Art Institute in 1995.
The same year, he joined Rhythm & Hues after a short stint at DreamWorks.
He has done art direction and character designs for movies like Harry Potter, Scooby-Doo, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Night at the Museum and Alvin and the Chipmunks, and is also known as a TV ad designer whose work includes Coca-Cola polar bear ads and more. He has also worked on the A Bug's Life attraction at Disney World, video for indoor attractions at Caesar's Palace and Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, video games like an online poker game and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, as well as commercial illustrations. In recent years, he has been broadening his range of expression by involving himself in animation development etc. at Mattel, Disney and other companies as a freelancer.

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3756

Article edited on 2019-07-11 09:00:02 by Adamant

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