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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!!
May 14

Detective Pikachu - 1st Place in its First Weekend in Theaters Internationally

Posted by Sunain | May 14th 2019 at 02:52 PM EDT
Tags: Movie, Sales, Detective Pikachu
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Pokémon Detective Pikachu was released officially worldwide on May 10th, 2019 and it debuted in 1st place, toppling Avengers: Endgame. As of May 12th, 2019, the movie has made $166,765,242 worldwide, domestically $54,365,242 accounting for 32.6% and foreign $112,400,000 accounting for 67.4% of the ticket sales.

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International Sales - May 3th, 2019 to May 12th, 2019

Country Distributor Release Date Opening
Weekend
Total Gross as of
Australia WB 5/9/19 $3,514,851 $3,514,851 5/12/19
Belgium - 5/8/19 - $153,000 5/8/19
China Legend 5/10/19 $39,879,448 $40,322,497 5/12/19
Colombia WB 5/9/19 $568,144 $568,144 5/12/19
France WB 5/8/19 - $1,600,000 5/8/19
Iceland Samfilm 5/10/19 $46,381 $46,381 5/12/19
Indonesia WB 5/8/19 - $271,000 5/8/19
Italy WB 5/9/19 $179,162 $2,881,599 5/12/19
Japan Toho 5/3/19 $4,112,878 $10,000,000 5/8/19
Lithuania ACME 5/10/19 $59,518 $66,484 5/12/19
Netherlands WB 5/8/19 - $266,000 5/8/19
Nigeria F1 5/10/19 $6,435 $6,435 5/12/19
Norway SF Norge 5/10/19 $744,499 $744,499 5/12/19
Portugal Lusomundo 5/9/19 $292,630 $292,630 5/12/19
Slovakia ContFilm 5/2/19 $15,489 $15,489 5/5/19
South Korea - 5/9/19 - $844,012 5/5/19
Turkey WB 5/10/19 $168,393 $168,393 5/12/19
Ukraine Kinomania 5/9/19 $722,056 $722,368 5/12/19
Vietnam QueenCGV 5/10/19 $582,913 $582,913 5/12/19

Source: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=detectivepikachu.htm

Pokémon Detective Pikachu moved from 3rd place to 1st place in its second week, this time beating Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire and Avengers: Endgame.

Ticket Sales - Japan Weekend of May 11th, 2019 to May 12th, 2019:

Rank Previous
Rank
Movie Title Distributor Theaters Weeks in
Theaters
1 3 Pokémon Detective Pikachu Toho / Warner Brothers 349 2
2 2 Avengers: Endgame Disney 365 3
3 1 Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire Toho 363 5

Source: https://eiga.com/ranking/

Article edited on 2019-05-14 04:56:26 by Sunain
May 13

Corocoro June 2019 - Armored Mewtwo

Posted by Sunain | May 13th 2019 at 05:07 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Corocoro, Movie
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Scans of the June 2019 Corocoro issue have been released. Translations follow:

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The forbidden form has been identified!!!
The strongest Pokémon of all, created by humans, appears?!

An incredible creature appears in this summer's Pokémon movie! We can see that the skin beyond its black armament is white... N-No way, could this be THAT Pokémon?!

Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution premieres all across Japan Friday July 12th!!

The Mewtwo form that can only be seen in the movie: Its name is Armored Mewtwo!!!

Mewtwo is wearing a majestic armor. Even though this manmade armament suppresses what people call the ultimate power, Mewtwo still overwhelms all other Pokémon!!

Armored Mewtwo: Mewtwo's form while it's wearing armor developed by the Rocket Gang.

It appears early in the manga booklet!
Check the manga to get a preview of Armored Mewtwo's gallant figure!!
Hurry straight to the manga in the supplimentary booklet!

The Ancient Mew card is included with the movie pamphlet!!
Decipher the ancient letters!!
It's been confirmed that this Mew card that has its text written in ancient letters will be included with the movie's pamphlet as a free gift.
Once you decipher the ancient letters on the card, you'll realize you incredibly powerful it is!
Try comparing it with normal Pokémon Cards.

The way to decipher the letters on the card is scheduled to be presented on the Trainers' Website, the official Pokémon Card Homepage (http://www.pokemon-card.com/), Friday May 24th!

Article edited on 2019-05-14 09:52:10 by Adamant
May 11

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Event - Toys R Us Canada - May 18th, 2019

Posted by Sunain | May 11th 2019 at 10:44 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Detective Pikachu, Toys R Us
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Toys R Us Canada has announced they will be having a Pokémon Detective Pikachu Event on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at participating locations. Visitors can receive a free Psyduck and Bulbasaur promo cards.

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POKÉMON Detective Pikachu™ Event

Saturday, May 18th
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Just like Detective Pikachu chasing clues through the streets, participants can search the store for hidden clues to solve a mystery and receive FREE Psyduck and Bulbasaur promo cards!

PLUS: Trade & Play Station! Pokémon collector? New to Pokémon? Bring your card collection to trade and play with "Us" at your local store. Trade with other Pokémon collectors OR get your collection started TODAY! Min. 150 per store. All giveaways are available while they last and distributed to participants only.

Source: http://www.toysrus.ca/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=3373022&ab=TRU_Footer_REvents_110917

Article edited on 2019-05-11 10:44:55 by Sunain
May 10

Movie 22 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | May 10th 2019 at 12:41 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information


Magazines:
Saturday May 11th: "Monthly Shonen Sunday" - Information on the pre-screening
Monday May 13th: "Betsucomi" - Information on the pre-screening
Wednesday May 15th: "Corocoro Comic" - 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=3634

Article edited on 2019-05-11 12:41:40 by Adamant
May 10

The Pokémon Company and DeNA Announce New Mobile App

Posted by Sunain | May 10th 2019 at 12:26 PM EDT
Tags: Android, Apple iOS
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The Pokémon Company and DeNA have announced that a new mobile game app is in development. No further details were revealed. The title, release date and contents will be announced at a later date.

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Source: http://v3.eir-parts.net/EIR/View.aspx?template=ir_material&sid=116163&code=2432

Article edited on 2019-05-10 12:26:43 by Sunain
May 08

Stanford researchers identify brain region activated by Pokémon Characters

Posted by Sunain | May 8th 2019 at 08:26 AM EDT
Tags: YouTube, Scientific Study
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A Stanford research paper has been published online in the journal Nature Human Behavior and it indicates that adults who played Pokémon videogames extensively as children have a brain region that responds preferentially to images of Pikachu and other characters from the series.

Many of us that play Pokémon have spent hours capturing, training and battling Pokémon and there may be a wrinkle in your brain that is fond of images of Wobbuffet, Bulbasaur and Pikachu. Stanford psychologists have identified preferential activation to Pokémon characters in the brains of people who played Pokémon videogames extensively as kids.

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The occipitotemporal sulcus (OTS) of adults who played Pokémon extensively as children activated more (right) upon seeing images of Pokémon characters from their childhood videogames compared to adults who did not (left).


The Stanford researchers realized they could test a visual theory called eccentricity bias, which states that the size and location of a dedicated category region in the brain depends on two things: how much of our visual field the objects take up, and also which parts of our vision – central or peripheral – we use to view them.

Playing Pokémon on a tiny screen means that the Pokémon characters only take up a very small part of the player’s center of view. The eccentricity bias theory thus predicts that preferential brain activations for Pokémon should be found in the part of the visual cortex that processes objects in our central, or foveal, vision.

Source: https://news.stanford.edu/2019/05/06/regular-pokemon-players-pikachu-brain/

YouTube Clip - Stanford researchers identify brain region activated by Pokémon


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

Article edited on 2019-05-08 08:28:40 by Sunain
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