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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)
Jan 26 2020 Flag PM2019 10: カイリューの楽園、ハクリューの試練!
The Kairyu Paradise and the Hakuryu Trial!
Feb 01 2020 Flag SMUL 49: Exhibition Unmasked!
Final Battle! Satoshi VS Kukui!!
Feb 02 2020 Flag PM2019 11: コハルとワンパチと、時々、ゲンガー
Koharu, Wanpachi, and Sometimes Gangar Too
Feb 08 2020 Flag SMUL 50: A Full Battle Bounty!
Burn with Passion! Get Filled with Intensity! A Full Battle!!!
Feb 09 2020 Flag PM2019 12: ダイマックスバトル!最強王者ダンデ!!
Daimax Battle! Dande, The Greatest of Them All!!
Feb 15 2020 Flag SMUL 51: Fiery Surprises!
Conclusion! Gaogaen VS Nyaheat!!
Feb 22 2020 Flag SMUL 52: From Z to Shining Z!
The Greatest Z in Alola! Kapu-Kokeko VS Pikachu!!
Feb 29 2020 Flag SMUL 53: Dreaming of the Sun and Moon!
The Sun, the Moon and Everyone's Dreams!
Jul 10 2020 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Jun 30

POKÉMON LOVE ITS’DEMO - Summer 2019 Merchandise

Posted by Sunain | June 30th 2019 at 09:14 AM EDT
Tags: Merchandise
Comments: 0

Starting on June 25th, 2019, participating ITS'DEMO stores nationwide in Japan and online will begin selling their second collaboration line of official merchandise for the summer called POKÉMON LOVE ITS’DEMO. ITS'DEMO is a fashion convenience store targeted at women. The merchandise is all summer themed.


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Mason Jar Style Drinking Cup: 1,600 yen | Ice Cream Glass: 1,000 yen

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SARASA Multi Pen: 690 yen | Box of Sticky Notes: 690 yen

Acrylic Mug containing Sweets: 900 yen

Item List:

■ Mason Jar Style Drinking Cup: 1,600 yen
■ Ice Cream Glass: 1,000 yen
■ SARASA Multi Pen: 690 yen
■ Box of Sticky Notes: 690 yen
■ Acrylic Mug containing Sweets: 900 yen

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2019/06/190621_p02.html

Article edited on 2019-06-30 09:14:39 by Sunain
Jun 28

Movie 22 Website Updates with Announcement of Tie-In Social Media Campaign

Posted by Adamant | June 28th 2019 at 08:21 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Campaign
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Win "Mewtwo Strikes Back" T-Shirts! Impression Tweet Campaign!


Runs from Sunday June 30th to Saturday August 31st at 11:59pm


Tweet your thoughts on the movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution", which premieres Friday July 12th, after you've watched it and get special T-shirts you definitely can't find in stores!
If you follow the official movie Twitter account and attach the two designated hashtags when you tweet your thoughts on the movie, you're automatically entered into the lottery!
We're also awaiting photos that convey the impression you got from the movie! (Text-only tweets are of course allowed as well!)
Read the rules carefully, then send in your entries!
You can tweet us as many impressions as you want! *However, each person can only win once
We're awaiting your thoughts!


Will these make you too become "the strongest"?

We will choose 30 winners in total!!

Which will you choose?!?!
If you want the Mewtwo ver. "Where am I......?" T-shirt, attach the hashtags #ミュウツーの逆襲 #どこだTほしい to your entry.
If you want the Mew ver. "Who am I?" T-shirt, attach the hashtags #ミュウツーの逆襲 #誰だTほしい to your entry.

Participation rules:
1) Follow the official "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" Twitter account (@pokemon_movie)
2) Post your thoughts on the movie on your Twitter account after watching it. We're also awaiting photos that convey the impression you got from the movie. *Please watch out for spoilers.
3) Add the hashtag #ミュウツーの逆襲
4) Add the hashtag for the T-shirt you want!
Those who want the "Where am I......?" T-shirt should add the hashtag #どこだTほしい
and those who want there "Who am I?" T-shirt should add the hashtag #誰だTほしい
5) Tweet!

Which will you choose?!
Click either button to tweet!

Terms of service:

Campaign period:
Sunday June 30th 2019 to Saturday August 31st 2019 at 11:59pm.

How to participate:
To participate, you'll need a Twitter account.
Tweets without the specified hashtags (##ミュウツーの逆襲 #どこだTほしい (or #誰だTほしい) will be ignored.
If you use Twitter to enter, please follow the official "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" Twitter account (@pokemon_movie). Also, make sure to set your tweets to "Public" before you tweet.

Participating conditions:
Please tweet your impressions of the movie. We're also awaiting photos that convey the impression you got from the movie. *Please watch out for spoilers.
You can enter the lottery as many times as you want! *however, each person can only win once

Important notes:
It may take time before your post is added on the official movie site.
The photos/video/etc you post may be used on this website, other types of movie promotions, etc.
Compensation and exploitation rights do not apply in these instances.
It will also be assumed that we are granted the rights to use any posted photos or video in this manner at the time a lottery entry is submitted.
Please note that if the organizers decide a picture/video is inappropriate, it will not be published here, or if it is already published, it may be removed without further notice.
We do also not have any obligations to explain our reasons or answer inquires regarding the refusal to use a photo/video if this happens.
Submitted photos, video and text will be quoted from Twitter.
We are thus able to freely edit photos and video before publishing them.
Only those living in Japan are able to apply for the prizes.
The organizers will bear no responsibility in case of receiving inquires, complaints, injunctions or compensation claims from third parties regarding posted photos or video, and the poster themselves will have to handle and settle all related expenses and responsibilities.
The organizers will bear no responsibility for any damage suffered by the participants due to the creation, posting or use by the organizer of photos or video for any reason (except in case of willful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of the organizers).
Depending on equipment or circumstances, the site may not function.

On the prize lottery/winner announcement:
After an impartial drawing, the winners will be contacted by the campaign's executive office.
The winners will be contacted and announced around Mid September.
We will not be able to answer any questions regarding the status of any submissions or the winners.
The status of winner is only to be held by the actual winners themselves, and may not be transferred to another person or exchanged for money.
After the winners have been chosen, the winners will be notified that they have won via a direct message from the campaign's executive office.
*Please set your account to allow for direct message replies.
The direct message will direct the winner to a winners' form where they are to enter their name, address and phone number. If this form is not filled in by the listed deadline, the winner's status as winner will be voided.
If the winner can not be contacted due to an unknown phone number or address, the winner's status as winner will be voided.
Please send any inquiries regarding this campaign to [email protected]

On the handling of personal information:
The winners' personal information will be handled by the campaign's operating company, Shogakukan Music & Entertainment (hereafter referred to as the company).
We will not provide third parties with this personal information without consent, unless required by law or when necessary to notify the winners or providing necessary information to courier services etc.
All personal information obtained will only be used for this campaign and will not be utilized for any other purpose.

This campaign utilizes services provided by other companies. For this reason, failures and errors not attributable to this company may occur.
We do not accept inquiries regarding selection methods, confirmation on whether a submitted entry has been accepted, or questions regarding anyone's winner status.
This campaign is not connected to Twitter Inc.
We are not responsible for any damages caused by the campaign's interruption or cancellation.
This campaign is subject to change without notice.

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/kansou/index.php

Article edited on 2019-06-28 08:40:18 by Sunain
Jun 28

Junichi Masuda Officially Responds to #BringBackNationalDex

Posted by Sunain | June 28th 2019 at 08:18 PM EDT
Tags: GAME FREAK, Junichi Masuda
Comments: 0
Since the e3 Nintendo Treehouse for Pokémon Sword and Shield, many fans have been voicing their displeasure on social media about the games not including all the Pokémon in the National Dex. Junichi Masuda of GAME FREAK, the producer of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield officially responded to the fans displeasure with the following message:


A Message for Pokémon Video Game Fans

Thank you to all of our fans for caring so deeply about Pokémon. Recently, I shared the news that some Pokémon cannot be transferred to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. I've read all your comments and appreciate your love and passion for Pokémon.

Just like all of you, we are passionate about Pokémon and each and every one of them is very important to us. After so many years of developing the Pokémon video games, this was a very difficult decision for me. I'd like to make one thing clear: even if a specific Pokémon is not available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, that does not mean it will not appear in future games.

The world of Pokémon continues to evolve. The Galar region offers new Pokémon to encounter, Trainers to battle, and adventures to embark on. We are pouring our hearts into these games, and we hope you will look forward to joining us on this new journey.

June 28, 2019

Junichi Masuda

ファンのみなさん、いつもポケモンを大切に思ってくれて、本当にありがとうございます。先日、「ポケットモンスター ソード・シールド」に一部のポケモンを連れて行けないことを発表しました。みなさんの様々なメッセージや意見を読み、みなさんのポケモンに対する愛を、改めて深く感じました。



2019.6.28 増田順一

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/a-message-for-pokemon-video-game-fans/

Article edited on 2019-06-28 08:18:36 by Sunain
Jun 28

Movie 22 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | June 28th 2019 at 10:50 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information

Wednesday July 3rd:
*"Ciáo" - Presentation of the movie/profile on Sachiko Kobayashi
*"TV LIFE" - Merchandise giveaway/Interviews (with Masachika Ichimura, Sachiko Kobayashi and Koichi Yamadera)
Friday July 5th:
*"Asahi Shogakusei Shinbun" - Interview (with Sachiko Kobayashi)
*"Sho-Comi" - Merchandise giveaway

TV/Radio Shows:
Wednesday July 3rd:
*"Ie, tsuite itte ii desu ka? Special" on TV Tokyo - Guest (Sachiko Kobayashi)
Wednesday July 7th:
*"Karaoke Battle" on TV Tokyo - Guest (Sachiko Kobayashi)

*Note that these are the scheduled publication dates/air dates, and as such are subject to change without notice.
*Broadcast dates will vary depending on where you live. (some areas exempt)
For details, please see the website of your local TV station.

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3705

Article edited on 2019-06-28 10:59:16 by Adamant
Jun 28

Movie 22 Website Updates with Info on TV Specials

Posted by Adamant | June 28th 2019 at 10:06 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

A TV Tokyo Pokémon Festival! We Will Air an Extravagant 2 Week Broadcast of "I Choose You!" and "Everyone's Story"!!

It's been decided that 2-hour specials will be shown across 2 weeks, on Saturday July 6th and Thursday July 11th, to celebrate the premiere of "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"!

First off, we will air the 20th anniversary Pokémon movie that tells the story of how Satoshi and Pikachu met,
"Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!",
on Tv Tokyo Saturday July 6th at 12:30pm.

Then, we will show the "2 Hour Pokémon Special in Celebration of "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"'s Premiere! Let's Watch "Everyone's Story" with Everyone"
on all 6 stations on the TV Tokyo Network on the eve of the movie's premiere, Thursday July 11th at 6:55pm.
This will be the world's first ever TV brodcast of the 2018 movie "Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story"!
And not only that...! We'll also have a live "Mewtwo Strikes Back" last minute pre-premiere segment!!
Hyadain, Abareru-kun and Sunshine Ikezaki are looking forward to the movie premiere. These good Pokémon friends (=Pokénds) have decided to watch "Everyone's Story" together! Shoko Nakagawa will also join them towards the end of the broadcast!

In addition, the TV data broadcast will be linked to Twitter, so everyone's tweets will be shown on-screen as the movie is airing!
We'll make this a "supportive broadcast" where we'll all talk together and support the characters as we watch the movie.
If you attach the hashtag #ミュウツーの逆襲前夜祭 to your tweets, your tweets may be shown on the TV screen!
Let's all enjoy "Everyone's Story" together while looking at the supportive comments, everyone!
*The Twitter data broadcast link will only be used in the TV Tokyo Network broadcasts.
*The tweets will not be displayed in recordings of the program.

In addition, just like last year, we'll broadcast a live commentary show via Twitter Periscope starting roughly 6:30pm on Thursday July 11th!
This will be a program providing live commentary alongside the broadcast of the "A 2 Hour Let's Watch "Everyone's Story" with Everyone Pokémon Special"!
The hosts' excitement over the movie as they watch it will be broadcast live on Twitter!
We will also invite Tetsuo Yajima, who directed "Everyone's Story", and have him tell us exclusive behind-the-scenes secrets about the movie!
The hosts will also tweet supportive tweets themselves as they check the viewers' tweets, using Twitter to make this viewing of "Everyone's Story" alongside everyone in Japan even more special!
Make sure to check it out!
*Streaming service: Twitter (Periscope)
*Streaming account: The official Pokémon movie twitter account (@pokemon_movie)

The TV Tokyo Pokémon Festival Lineup:

Saturday July 6th, 12:30pm on TV Tokyo
"In Celebration of "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"'s Premiere!
"Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!"

Sunday July 7th, 2pm on BS TV Tokyo
"In Celebration of "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"'s Premiere!
"Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!"

Thursday July 11th, 6:55pm on all 6 stations on the TV Tokyo network
"In Celebration of "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"'s Premiere!
"A 2 Hour Let's Watch "Everyone's Story" with Everyone Pokémon Special"

Sunday July 14th, 2pm on BS TV Tokyo
"In Celebration of "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"'s Premiere!
"Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story"

13 weeks straight starting Monday July 8th on TV Tokyo
"In Celebration of "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"'s Premiere!
Reruns of the anime "Pocket Monsters"

The official TV Tokyo Pokémon Festival in Celebration of "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"'s Premiere website

"Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!" will be streamed online for free!
It has been decided that "Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!" is going to be streamed for free via Twitter (Periscope), AmebaTV, LINE LIVE and TV Tokyo's official streaming service "AniTV" on Saturday July 6th at 12:30pm!
Details will be announced later at the official Pokémon movie website.

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3695

Article edited on 2019-07-05 08:17:14 by Adamant
Jun 28

Corocoro Online Updates with Fourth Installment of Movie 22 Art Project

Posted by Adamant | June 28th 2019 at 07:18 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Corocoro, Movie
Comments: 0
Corocoro Online has updated with the fourth part of the Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Legend/Legend Collaboration Artwork Project. Translations follow:

The "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" Premiere Celebration Project! Part 4: Manavu Kashimoto of "Croket!" Fame Draws "Bringing You the Start of the Story! The Kairyu Mailman!"


The legendary Corocoro manga artist himself, Manavu Kashimoto, joins the project!!

"Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution", the full 3DCG remake of the legendary movie that served as the starting point for the Pokémon movie series, finally premieres Friday July 12th!!

To celebrate this return of the legend itself, legendary manga artists and celebrities that love Pokémon have drawn pictures based on "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"!

For this fourth installment, the Corocoro legend himself, Manavu Kashimoto of "Classking Yamazaki" and "Croket!" fame, joins the project!! Kashimoto has created famous Corocoro characters like Yamazaki, Obabasama, Poosuke, Croket, Menchi and Risotto. Funny characters, cool characters, cute characters... all the result of his amazing drawing skills and sense of design!!

What he's now made a drawing of is the Dragon Pokémon Kairyu!

Artwork theme: "Bringing You the Start of the Story! The Kairyu Mailman!"


In "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution", Kairyu plays a mailman-like role, bringing Satoshi and his friends an invitation to "Castle Pokémon", where Mewtwo awaits.

The Pokémon Zukan in the video games "Pocket Monsters Red/Green" even say that "It circles the globe in just 16 hours", so that's the kind of astounding speed it flies from the castle to Satoshi and friends at!!

Kashimoto put his interpretation of this journey to the paper with great passion!!

Kairyu's flight to Satoshi and his friends is the very reason we can begin telling the amazing story of Mewtwo!!

We also have a special comment from Kashimoto!!

When my daughter was young, I read her Pokémon picture books every evening.
Back then, I thought about how I wanted to try drawing Pokémon one day too, and now that wish has been granted!
I think I'll invite my daughter to go see the Pokémon movie again this year. It's been ages since last time♪
-Manavu Kashimoto

Next week we'll present a picture drawn by "Pocket Monsters Special"'s very own Satoshi Yamamoto, who's constantly drawing intense battles and exciting adventures!!

Look forward to seeing what kind of drawing we'll get!!


Croket! Black Label 1
Author: Manavu Kashimoto
Price: 583 yen + tax
Format: B6
Pages: 160
Details: https://comics.shogakukan.co.jp/book?isbn=9784091428691

Source: https://corocoro.jp/54652/

Article edited on 2019-07-12 01:46:47 by Adamant

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