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Jan 20 2019 Flag SM 105: ルガルガン決戦!サトシVSグラジオ!!
Lugarugan Showdown! Satoshi VS Gladio!!
Jan 27 2019 Flag SM 106: 海あり谷あり!ポケモン進化大特訓!!
We Have the Sea and We Have Valleys! Pokémon Evolution Training!!
Feb 03 2019 Flag SM 107: 走れカキ!己を超えて!!
Run, Kaki! Surpass Yourself!!
Feb 10 2019 Flag SM 108: カプ・レヒレの霧の中で
In Kapu-Rehire's Mist
Jul 12 2019 Flag Movie 22: ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION
Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution
Aug 25

2019 Video Game Championships Formats

Posted by Sunain | August 25th 2018 at 08:42 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon World Championships, Play! Pokémon
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At the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, the first details of the 2019 Video Game Championships formats were revealed. 2019 Video Game Championships will include the following rules listed below.


Get Ready for a Legendary Video Game Championships Season!

Check out the full details of the new 2019 Video Game Championships formats.

Major changes are on the way that will make the Video Game Championships more exciting than ever for the 2019 Championship Series season. Battles will be shifting to the GS Cup battling format starting on September 4, 2018, so players will need to devise new strategies as soon as the 2018 Pokémon World Championships ends. Last seen during the 2016 Video Game Championships, this popular format permits players to include up to two of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon on their teams, such as Mewtwo, Groudon, and Necrozma.

Battles in this year's Video Game Championships will stay fresh due to additional rules that will change throughout the season. The 2019 Video Game Championships will be split up into three series, each featuring a slightly different rule set. The season will kick off with the Sun Series, followed by the Moon Series and then the Ultra Series. In the Sun Series, not only will Rayquaza not be permitted to use Dragon Ascent, but also the Red Orb and Blue Orb items and all Z-Crystals and Mega Stones will be prohibited. Players will be able to test out their strategies as soon as the Sun Series begins on September 4, 2018, by competing in Rating Battles using the Championships Battle format on the Pokémon Global Link.

All tournaments that are part of the 2019 Video Game Championships will include the following rules.

  • All battles will be Double Battles played in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.
  • All Pokémon from National Pokédex No. 001 through 807 are allowed, with the following restrictions:
    • Mythical Pokémon and Ash-Greninja are not permitted.
    • Players may only include two of the following Pokémon in their teams: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma.
  • Pokémon must have the Alola symbol, showing they were caught in the Alola region.
  • Duplicate Pokémon are not allowed.
  • Duplicate held items are not allowed.
  • All Pokémon are set to Lv. 50, including Pokémon below Lv. 50.
  • Players will have 7 minutes of Your Time, up from 5 minutes in 2018.

The following additional rules will be in place only during their respective series.

Sun Series
September 4, 2018–January 7, 2019
  • Z-Crystals and Mega Stones are not permitted.
  • Blue Orb and Red Orb items are not permitted.
  • Rayquaza may not know the move Dragon Ascent.

Moon Series
January 8, 2019–April 1, 2019
  • Ultranecrozium Z is not permitted, but other Z-Crystals are permitted.
  • Mega Stones are not permitted.
  • Blue Orb and Red Orb items are not permitted.
  • Rayquaza may not know the move Dragon Ascent.

Ultra Series
April 2, 2019–Pokémon World Championships in August 2019
  • All moves and items obtainable through normal gameplay are permitted.

Get ready for unbelievable battles with the new 2019 Video Game Championships format starting on September 4, 2018.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-ready-for-a-legendary-video-game-championships-season/

Article edited on 2018-08-25 08:45:49 by Sunain
Aug 24

TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX for TCG / Detective Pikachu Release Date Announced

Posted by Sunain | August 24th 2018 at 12:49 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Movie, YouTube, Pokémon World Championships, Detective Pikachu
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During the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company announced new game-changing cards for the TCG. TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX cards will be released in early 2019 and they feature pairs of Pokémon of the same type. Also, it was revealed that the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie will be released in theaters on May 10th, 2019.


TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX for the Pokémon TCG Announced at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships and POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Movie Reveals Surprise Fans

Today at the Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company unveiled new, game-changing cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG): TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, the next evolution of Pokémon-GX.

Taking the stage at the most prestigious Pokémon TCG event of the year, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara announced that TAG TEAM cards will feature pairs of Pokémon of the same type, such as the Lightning-type Pikachu and Zekrom, joining forces in battle on a single card.

TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX have unprecedented power and Hit Points, and some TAG TEAM GX attacks can Knock Out a Pokémon-GX on the opponent’s Bench with a single blow. However, when a TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, the opponent takes three Prize cards, leading to thrilling battles that are high-risk and high-reward. For a first look at this powerful new kind of card, watch the teaser video: https://youtu.be/cL8sRm0lWCY

In addition to Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, more Pokémon pairings will be available as TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, with details to be shared in the future.

TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX will be available soon.

Furthermore, The Pokémon Company and its partners from Legendary Entertainment unveiled the official title and logo for the first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, welcomed the movie’s director, Rob Letterman, as well as actors Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton to the stage for the surprise reveals. The stars also led the room—full of the world’s top-ranked Pokémon players—in a chant of “Pikachu!” that was recorded for use in the upcoming film, which premieres in cinemas May 10, 2019.


Source: http://www.detectivepikachumovie.com/

YouTube Clip - With TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, the Pokémon TCG Will Never Be the Same!

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

Article edited on 2018-08-24 04:52:22 by Sunain
Aug 23

Pokémon Anime Two-Month Marathon on TwitchPresents

Posted by Sunain | August 23rd 2018 at 06:11 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, Twitch
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The official Pokémon website has announced that a two-month marathon of the Pokémon anime will air on the TwitchPresents channel starting on August 27th, 2018. The marathon will be broadcast in English, French @ (/twitchpresentsfr), German (/twitchpresentsde), Spanish @ (/twitchpresentses), Italian @ (/twitchpresentsit), and Brazilian Portuguese @ (/twitchpresentspt). There will be multiple anime marathons, with other seasons up to XYZ being broadcast into 2019.


Watch Pokémon the Series on Twitch

The TwitchPresents channel is hosting a massive Pokémon animation marathon with TV episodes and movies!

Starting August 27, 2018, Pokémon fans can join an animation celebration of epic proportions when Twitch begins streaming a two-month marathon of Pokémon the Series on its TwitchPresents channel. The first nine seasons of Ash and Pikachu's many adventures, plus eight Pokémon feature films, will be shown from August 27 to October 28.

The marathon begins on the TwitchPresents channel at 10 a.m. PDT on Monday, August 27. Mondays through Thursdays will feature blocks of 10 to 16 Pokémon the Series episodes, with each block repeating throughout the day. Fridays and Saturdays will consist of encore presentations of the episodes that were featured at the beginning of that week.

Additionally, a special Pokémon movie presentation will take place each Sunday. Check the TwitchPresents channel for more information about when the movies will air.

Here's when you can catch each season of Pokémon the Series:

  • August 27: Pokémon: Indigo League (Season 1)
  • September 3: Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands (Season 2)
  • September 10: Pokémon: The Johto Journeys (Season 3)
  • September 17: Pokémon: Johto League Champions (Season 4)
  • September 24: Pokémon: Master Quest (Season 5)
  • October 1: Pokémon Advanced (Season 6)
  • October 8: Pokémon: Advanced Challenge (Season 7)
  • October 15: Pokémon: Advanced Battle (Season 8)
  • October 22: Pokémon: Battle Frontier (Season 9)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/watch-pokemon-the-series-on-twitch/

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Article edited on 2018-08-24 07:44:39 by Sunain
Aug 21

2018 Pokémon World Championships Streaming Schedule and Information

Posted by Sunain | August 21st 2018 at 09:31 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon World Championships, Twitch
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The official Pokémon website has announced the English streaming details for the 2018 Pokémon World Championships. There are multiple Twitch streams available for people to watch the matches at this years Worlds.


2018 Worlds Streaming Information

Tune in to watch exciting matches live from the prestigious Pokémon World Championships from August 24–26, 2018. With a combined prize pool of more than $500,000 on the line, you know you'll see the best of the best competing! Expert commentators will help you follow along with the action, so you'll have a good time whether you're a tournament veteran or still a champ in the making.

Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Video Game Championships (VGC) matches will be featured all three days of the competition, and the final matches of each tournament will take place sequentially on Sunday, starting at 7 a.m. PDT. Pokkén Tournament DX will start off with a Last Chance Qualifier on Friday, followed by the main World Championships bracket and finals on Saturday.

Main stage stream (alternating games): Twitch.tv/Pokemon
Pokémon TCG stream: Twitch.tv/PokemonTCG
Pokémon VGC stream: Twitch.tv/PokemonVGC
Pokkén Tournament DX stream: Twitch.tv/PokkenTournament

The host is:
  • Anna Prosser-Robinson

The Pokémon TCG commentators are:
  • Cora Georgiou
  • Jeremy Jallen
  • Josue Rojano
  • Kyle Sabelhaus
  • Kyle Sucevich
  • Kenny Wisdom

The Pokémon VGC commentators are:
  • Jay Blake
  • Adam Dorricott
  • Scott Glaza
  • Duy Ha
  • Evan Latt
  • Gabby Snyder
  • Aaron Zheng

The Pokkén Tournament DX commentators are:
  • Michael “H2” Graf
  • Brendan “Burnside” Hansen
  • D'Ron “D1” Maingrette

Streaming Schedule

All times PDT.

Friday, August 24
All streams:
  • 7 a.m.: Opening Ceremony

Main stream:
  • 7:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Day 1 Swiss rounds
  • 12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Day 1 Swiss rounds

Pokémon TCG stream:
  • 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Day 1 Swiss rounds

Pokémon VGC stream:
  • 9:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Day 1 Swiss rounds

Pokkén Tournament DX stream:
  • 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier

Saturday, August 25
Main stream:
  • 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Day 2 Swiss rounds
  • 1 p.m.: The following events will be completed in order:
    • Pokkén Tournament DX Senior Division finals
    • Pokkén Tournament DX Masters Division finals
  • 4:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Top Cut matches

Pokémon TCG stream:
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Day 2 Swiss rounds
  • 4:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Top Cut matches

Pokémon VGC stream:
  • 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Day 2 Swiss rounds
  • 2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Top Cut matches

Pokkén Tournament DX stream:
  • 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament DX main bracket begins
  • (Finals will take place on the main stream at 1 p.m.)

Sunday, August 26
Main stream:
  • 7 a.m.: The following events will be completed in order:
    • TCG Junior Division finals
    • TCG Senior Division finals
    • TCG Masters Division finals
    • VGC Junior Division finals
    • VGC Senior Division finals
    • VGC Masters Division finals
    • Closing Ceremony

All times approximate and subject to change.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/streaming/

Streaming Schedule Chart:


Article edited on 2018-08-23 07:18:24 by Sunain
Aug 17

Pokémon GO - Celebi Special Research / Regirock Raid Battles

Posted by Sunain | August 17th 2018 at 04:48 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Starting on August 20th, 2018, players will be able to do a new Special Research to track down the Mythical Pokémon Celebi. A new Celebi T-shirt will be available for free in the Style Shop. From August 16th, 2018 until September 20th, 2018, the Legendary Pokémon Regirock will appear in Raid Battles.

Track the Mythical Pokémon Celebi in New Special Research!


Trainers, Professor Willow needs your help once again! It seems he’s been tracking the Mythical Pokémon Celebi, which has mysteriously appeared somewhere nearby. Can you help him locate the Time Travel Pokémon? Prepare yourself for August 20, when this Special Research becomes available worldwide!

Along the way to discovering Celebi’s time-shifting nature, you’ll encounter tasks that will test your skills as a Trainer. Complete tasks to gain XP, receive useful items, and even encounter certain Pokémon on your journey! You can begin completing Special Research on Celebi at any time as long as you have done the third group of tasks related to the Special Research on Mew, and actively finish tasks related to both at your own pace!

For those who have already completed the exclusive Pokémon GO Fest Special Research and have obtained the Time Travel Pokémon, completing this new Special Research will earn you a new bounty of Candy to power up your Celebi.

The presence of Celebi has also drawn out the appearance of more Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region. Plus, Field Research relating to Pokémon discovered in the Johto region will be available throughout this special time. So get into the Johto spirit and get ready for a new adventure!

Can’t wait to show your love for the Johto region? A new Celebi T-shirt will be available for free in the Style Shop. Plus, Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver Trainer avatar items will also be available in the Style Shop, featuring outfits that unlock according to your Johto medal progress.

Prepare yourselves to get out there and complete this exciting Special Research, Trainers! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/celebi-research/

The Legendary Pokémon Regirock Rolls into Earth-Rumbling Raid Battles!


Trainers, As another season of Pokémon’s legendary year comes to a close, a Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will emerge—Regirock, which begins its domination of Raid Battles on August 16!

Regirock, the Rock Peak Pokémon, has arrived on the scene and will take over Raid Battles from the Steel-type Legendary Pokémon Registeel until September 20. This Rock-type Legendary Pokémon has a sturdy defense, but it’s weak to Water-, Grass-, Fighting-, Ground-, and Steel-type attacks.

Don’t miss your chance to catch this Legendary Pokémon before it disappears! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/legendary-regirock/

Article edited on 2018-08-17 04:49:27 by Sunain
Aug 17

Unsho Ishizuka Dies from Esophageal Cancer

Posted by Adamant | August 17th 2018 at 01:09 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Voice Actor
Comments: 0

The official website for talent agency Aoni Production just reported that veteran voice actor Unsho Ishizuka, who was represented by them, passed away from Esophageal cancer on August 13th, 2018 at age 68.

Ishizuka is primarily known for his roles as Professor Okido in the Pokémon anime series and as Dino F. Golzine in Banana Fish, but has a long resume of major roles. In the Pokémon anime, his biggest additional roles are those of the narrator, Adeku and principal Okido.

Source: Aoni Production, via Nijimen.net

Article edited on 2018-08-17 12:13:38 by Sunain

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