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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)
Dec 15 2019 Flag PM2019 5: カビゴン巨大化!?ダイマックスの謎!!
Kabigon Grows Gigantic?! The Mystery of Daimax!!
Dec 15 2019 Flag POKENCHI 216: あばれる君が最新ゲーム『ポケットモンスター ソード・シールド』でポケモン交換旅に出発!記念すべき最初の舞台は埼玉!/ 町で見つけた大きなお菓子を食べながらポケだち探し!
Abareru-kun Sets Off on a Pokémon Trade Journey Using the New Video Games "Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield"! This Memorable First Installment is Set in Saitama! / Searching for Pokénds While Eating Huge Snacks Found Around the City!
Dec 21 2019 Flag SMUL 43: The Final Four!
The Semifinals! Kaki VS Gladio!!
Dec 22 2019 Flag PM2019 6: ポケモン大量ゲットだぜ!ミュウへの道!!
I'm Gonna Get a Ton of Pokémon! The Road to Mew!!
Dec 28 2019 Flag SMUL 44: Getting Down to The Ire!
Rising Fire! More Than One Rival!!
Dec 29 2019 Flag PM2019 7: 激闘のホウエン地方!挑戦バトルフロンティア!!
The Houen Region, Site of Fierce Fights! The Battle Frontier Challenge!!
Jan 04 2020 Flag SMUL 45: The Wisdom Not to Run!
Guzma the Undefeated!
Jan 11 2020 Flag SMUL 46: Final Rivals!
The Finals! The Ultimate Rival Showdown!!
Jan 12 2020 Flag PM2019 8: 負けるなポッチャマ!シンオウ地方の流氷レース!!
Don't Give In, Pochama! An Ice Floe Race in the Sinnoh Region!!
Jan 19 2020 Flag PM2019 9: あの日の誓い!ジョウト地方のホウオウ伝説!!
The Pledge We Made That Day! The Houou Legend of the Jouto Region!!
Jul 10 2020 Flag Movie 23: 劇場版ポケットモンスター 2020
Pocket Monsters the Movie 2020
Jun 05

Pokémon Direct - Pokémon Sword and Shield - June 5th, 2019

Posted by Sunain | June 5th 2019 at 09:12 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, E3, Nintendo Direct, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Nintendo has announced that they will be broadcasting a Pokémon Direct for Pokémon Sword and Shield on June 5th, 2019 at 9:00am EST / 6:00am PST. The broadcast will be approximately 15 minutes and will cover new information on the games. High resolution artwork and screenshot from the press release has been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Source: https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/06-05-2019/

The Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta

These are the Legendary Pokémon that will be featured on the packages of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. They are shrouded in mystery and are even unknown to those who live in the Galar region.

Zacian Zamazenta
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Name: Zacian
Its shining blade can cut through anything.
Zacian attacks so gracefully that its movements can even captivate its opponents. It holds what appears to be a sword in its mouth.
Name: Zamazenta
Its gleaming shield can turn back any attack.
Zamazenta’s regal and majestic movements overwhelm any opponents that dare face it. Its body is covered in what seems to be a shield.


Press Release - PREPARE TO EXPLORE THE WILD AREA AND JOIN A MAX RAID BATTLE IN POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD, LAUNCHING ON NOVEMBER 15

New game features, Pokémon native to the Galar region, and the launch date for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the newest additions to the main series of the Pokémon video game franchise, were announced today during a Pokémon Direct online presentation. Developers at GAME FREAK inc. also provided a closer look at newly discovered Pokémon from the Galar region, the setting of the highly anticipated games. The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games will be launching November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

The Dynamax Phenomenon
Dynamax is a phenomenon unique to specific locations in the Galar region, where Pokémon can take on gigantic appearances during battle, and it’s an integral part of Pokémon battles in the region. Pokémon from the Galar region are able to Dynamax, and when they do, they become tremendously strong and receive a boost to their power. Trainers can only Dynamax their Pokémon once during battle and the Dynamaxed Pokémon will return to its regular form after three turns. Only Trainers who possess a Dynamax Band can Dynamax their Pokémon.
 
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All the moves of a Dynamax Pokémon will turn into special Max Moves. Max Moves are powerful, and some can even trigger additional effects. For example, the Normal-type Max Move, Max Strike, has the additional effect of lowering the Speed stat of an opponent it hits. The Max Moves the player’s Pokémon can use are determined by the kind and types of moves they knew before Dynamaxing.
 
Pokémon Gyms
Pokémon Gyms are found in stadiums throughout the Galar region and attract Trainers that are experts in specific types of Pokémon. To become Champion, players will need to defeat the top Trainer in each Pokémon Gym, also known as the Gym Leader. Spectators flock to the Gym Stadium to view these battles with Gym Leaders, which often involve intense clashes between Dynamax Pokémon. The matches are also broadcast on television throughout the Galar region. Milo is the Grass Gym Leader and is well liked by the Trainers of his Gym. His credo is to always enjoy battles and he specializes in endurance matches using Grass-type Pokémon.
 
Explore the Wild Area and Join a Max Raid Battle
The Wild Area is a vast expanse of land in the Galar region with untamed wilderness. It is full of nature and connects several different towns and cities. Trainers will find a greater variety of Pokémon living in the Wild Area than anywhere else in the Galar region. The Pokémon encountered in the Wild Area will change depending on factors like weather or location, so Trainers might see something new each time they visit. While in the Wild Area, players can control the camera to explore the vast areas around them and search for Pokémon and items.
 
Max Raid Battles are a new battle format that takes place in the Wild Area, in which the player will team up with three other Trainers to take on a wild Dynamax Pokémon. Trainers will then get a chance to catch the wild Dynamax Pokémon if they manage to defeat it—but it won’t go down easily. The wild Dynamax Pokémon remain in their giant form the entire battle and have other unique powers. Close teamwork is the key to success, because only one Trainer involved in the battle can Dynamax their Pokémon. Some Pokémon can only be caught in Max Raid Battles. Max Raid Battles can become even more fun when the player connects with friends to battle together via Nintendo Switch Online[2]. If three other Trainers aren’t available to participate in Max Raid Battles, support Trainers will automatically be added to the player’s team to help battle the wild Dynamax Pokémon.
 
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People and Culture of the Galar Region
In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, players will be traveling through the Galar region, where they will find many unique locations, such as cities where Pokémon and people work and live together. Pokémon play an important role in the Galar region where many companies are eager to include Pokémon as part of their workforce. In Galarian culture, Pokémon battles are regarded as the most popular form of entertainment. Pokémon battles are held in stadiums, where challengers and Gym Leaders face off to the passionate cheers of fans and spectators. The Pokémon League is where Trainers gather to compete in Pokémon battles and hone their skills. Players will have to battle the Pokémon Gyms found around the region as they try to reach the pinnacle of the Pokémon League and earn the title of Champion.
 
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As a resident of the Galar region, players will embark on an adventure to become the Champion and meet many people and Pokémon along the way.

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  • Leon is the current Champion of the Galar region and has never been defeated in an official Pokémon battle. Extremely popular for his skill and personality, Leon holds the title of “the greatest Trainer in all of Galar.”
 
  • Hop is Leon’s younger brother and will become one of the player’s rivals. The player and Hop are neighbors and begin their journey to become Champion on the same day.
 
  • Professor Magnolia is the preeminent Pokémon Professor of the Galar region. The main focus of her research has been the Dynamax phenomenon.
 
  • Sonia is the granddaughter of Professor Magnolia as well as being Leon’s childhood friend. Besides being very knowledgeable and willing to offer helpful advice to the player, Sonia is also a young researcher and Professor Magnolia’s assistant.
 
Legendary Pokémon
The Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta are shrouded in mystery and are unknown even to those who live in the Galar region. Zacian’s attacks are so graceful that its movements captivate opponents. Holding what appears to be a sword in its mouth, Zacian’s shining blade can cut through anything. With majestic movements and what appears to be a shield covering its body, Zamazenta can turn back any attack and overwhelm any opponents that dare face it.
 
First Partner Pokémon
Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble are three Pokémon that players can choose to be their first partner. Newly discovered details for these Pokémon include the following.
 
Grookey
Category: Chimp Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 1′
Weight: 11 lbs.
Ability: Overgrow
 
The stick that Grookey holds, originally from the forest where groups of Grookey live, is imbued with special powers after being exposed to the energy within Grookey’s body. Its green fur creates energy from sunlight. When Grookey drums with its stick near wilted flowers and leaves, they regain their color.
 
Scorbunny
Category: Rabbit Pokémon
Type: Fire
Height: 1′
Weight: 9.9 lbs.
Ability: Blaze
 
Scorbunny uses its powerful legs to confuse and disorient its opponents by running and jumping around them. Because the soles of its feet can become very hot, Scorbunny’s kick can burn and damage opponents, too. With a sac in its chest containing viscous fire energy, Scorbunny can increase its heart rate and body temperature by running around. This awakens the true power of its fire energy and greatly increases its physical abilities.
 
Sobble
Category: Water Lizard Pokémon
Type: Water
Height: 1′
Weight: 8.8 lbs.
Ability: Torrent
 
When Sobble touches water, its body changes its pattern and color, allowing it to blend into its surroundings. A rather timid Pokémon, Sobble will secrete the water within its body like sweat and disappear into its surroundings when nervous or embarrassed. With tears that are as potent as a hundred onions, Sobble will start to bawl if it feels threatened, spreading its tears around the area and causing everyone around it to start crying uncontrollably. Sobble will then use this distraction as a chance to escape.
 
Pokémon of the Galar Region
Many different species of Pokémon call the Galar region home. Much is unknown about the biology of these Pokémon, so researchers are working diligently to discover more information.
 
Gossifleur
Category: Flowering Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 1′4″
Weight: 4.9 lbs.
Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator

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Gossifleur prefers land with clear water and air. Its pollen has a healing effect and is commonly used as a folk medicine remedy and made into a tea given to children in the Galar region when they are ill. Gossifleur travels over long distances by getting blown along by the wind. It controls the direction of its travels by twisting its body and petals.
 
Eldegoss
Category: Cotton Bloom Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 1′8″
Weight: 5.5 lbs.
Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator
 
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When Gossifleur evolves into Eldegoss, its head becomes covered in thick cotton fluff. This cotton fluff serves as a cushion that helps to protect Eldegoss’s head from damage. The tiny seeds attached to the cotton fluff are said to be highly nutritious and beneficial to both people and Pokémon. Eldegoss spreads these seeds throughout the region, making the soil of the Galar region rich in nutrients.
 
Wooloo
Category: Sheep Pokémon
Type: Normal
Height: 2′
Weight: 13.2 lbs.
Ability: Fluffy / Run Away
 
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The white fur that covers Wooloo’s body grows throughout its life and will fully grow back in three months even if it has been completely shorn. The fur is used for clothing, carpets, and other goods and is very popular as a specialty product of the Galar region. Wooloo live as a herd and mimic the actions of their Trainer or herd leader. They dislike conflict, and if they need to escape from enemies, they will simply roll away.
 
Corviknight
Category: Raven Pokémon
Type: Flying/Steel
Height: 7′3″
Weight: 165.3 lbs.
Ability: Pressure / Unnerve
 
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It is said that Corviknight is the strongest Pokémon living in the skies of the Galar region. It can often be seen fearlessly soaring through the air. Many say that any Pokémon foolish enough to challenge Corviknight are sent running with just a sharp glare and cry from this fearsome Pokémon. Because Corviknight possess superb flying skills and high intelligence, many of them work for the company called Galar Taxi and help transport people from town to town.
 
Drednaw
Category: Bite Pokémon
Type: Water/Rock
Height: 3′3″
Weight: 254.6 lbs.
Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor
 
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The jagged fangs of the Bite Pokémon Drednaw are strong and sharp enough to bite through rock and iron. Though it has a heavy shell, its well-developed muscles allow it to move quickly. Drednaw is known to be extremely aggressive, so it takes a skilled Trainer to tame and handle this Pokémon. It seems that some Trainers will release Drednaw back into the wild once they discover they can’t handle it.
 
Encounters with Pokémon
Battles with wild Pokémon in tall grass or caves will occur when players run into Pokémon that they can see wandering around. Some Pokémon will pursue the player once they see them while others will run away. The “!” mark that will appear above tall grass also seems to be an indicator of wild Pokémon hiding there!
 
Each Pokémon has an Ability, which can have certain effects during battle, while out exploring, or both. In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Gossifleur and Eldegoss can possess the new Cotton Down Ability. When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by an attack, it will send out cotton fluff that will lower the Speed stat of other Pokémon.
 
Any Pokémon that Trainers find or catch during their adventures in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will have its information registered in the Pokédex. The Pokédex in these titles will actually be part of the player’s Rotom Phone. The Rotom Phone is also home to Rotom, a Pokémon that can enter various electrical appliances. A player’s Rotom Phone can do a lot more than serve as a Pokédex. For example, it can be attached to a bike to make it move faster on land or even travel over water once the bike is modified.

YouTube Clip - Get Ready for Dynamax in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_dgvgpC8Nw

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Direct 6.5.2019


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpjVUOJkX-s

Article edited on 2019-06-05 02:32:18 by Sunain
Jun 05

17th Pokémon GO Community Day - Slakoth

Posted by Sunain | June 5th 2019 at 08:22 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon GO Community Day
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Niantic have announced the details for the 17th Pokémon GO Community Day which takes place on June 8th, 2019 at 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM EST. The featured Pokémon for this day is Slakoth. Slakoth will appear in the wild more frequently for three hours that day. If you evolve Vigoroth into Slaking during the three hour window, your Slaking will know the move Bpdy Slam. 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 2019-06-05 10:23:08 by Sunain
Jun 05

Pokémon GO - Adventure Week–themed Avatar Items

Posted by Sunain | June 5th 2019 at 08:17 AM EDT
Tags: Twitter, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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New Adventure Week–themed avatar items are now available for players of Pokémon GO in the Style Shop.

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Ruin Maniac Hat - 100 PokéCoins
Ruin Maniac Outfit - 150 PokéCoins
Ruin Maniac Backpack - 150 PokéCoins
Ruin Maniac Footwear - 150 PokéCoins

Backpacker Shoes - 100 PokéCoins
Backpacker Shirt - 80 PokéCoins
Backpacker Backpack - 200 PokéCoins
Backpacker Capri Pants - 100 PokéCoins

Source: https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/1136437587969810432

Article edited on 2019-06-05 10:18:52 by Sunain
May 31

Movie 22 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | May 31st 2019 at 03:58 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information


Magazines:
Saturday June 1st: "CINEMA SQUARE" - Merchandise giveaway
Thursday June 6th: "Monthly Shonen Magazine" - Merchandise giveaway

*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=3649
May 30

Pokémon GO - Adventure Week makes an earth-shattering return!

Posted by Sunain | May 30th 2019 at 07:04 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Adventure Week
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Niantic has announced that Adventure Week has returned and will take place from June 4th, 2019 until June 11th, 2019.

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Adventure Week makes an earth-shattering return!

Trainers, Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots—it’s almost Adventure Week! The groundbreaking event returns this year, bigger and better than ever. Keep your eyes peeled for new Shiny Pokémon to discover, limited-time Field Research, and rewards for exploring new areas with your Buddy Pokémon!

Date + Time
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features
  • Rock-type Pokémon like Geodude, Rhyhorn, Omanyte, Aron, Lileep, Anorith, and many others will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Hatch Rock-type Pokémon such as Onix, Larvitar, Lileep, Anorith, and Shieldon from 2 km Eggs.
  • Challenge Onix, the Rock Snake Pokémon, and other Rock-type Pokémon in raids.
  • You may encounter a Shiny Onix, Lileep, or Anorith if you’re lucky!

Bonuses
  • Earn 4× Buddy Candy (Tip: Turn on Adventure Sync to make every step count!)
  • Visit new PokéStops and earn 10× XP on your first spin of each Photo Disc
  • Trainers who have Adventure Sync activated and walk 50 km will earn 50,000 Stardust and 15 Rare Candies!

Field Research
  • Specially themed Field Research tasks will be available for a limited time during this event.
Embrace your hiker spirit, Trainers! You never know what you and your Buddy Pokémon might find. Join this adventure before it ends on June 11. Get up and GO!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/adventureweek2019/

Article edited on 2019-05-30 07:05:43 by Sunain
May 28

Pokémon GO - Snoozing with Snorlax!

Posted by Sunain | May 28th 2019 at 10:44 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Announced during the 2019 Pokémon Press Conference by Niantic CEO John Hanke, sleeping Snorlax can be encountered in Pokémon GO from May 28th, 2019 until June 3rd, 2019.

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Snoozing with Snorlax!

Trainers, The next few months are going to be filled with some amazing adventures—even Pokémon are getting ready in their own ways. We’re hearing reports from all over the world that Trainers are finding Snorlax in deep slumber. Do you think they’re getting ready for an eventful summer?

Date + Time
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 3, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features
  • Trainers will have the chance to encounter Snorlax snoozing in the wild.
  • Once caught, Snorlax will be awake and ready for battle as usual.
  • Remember to take a photo during your encounter as Snorlax will only be asleep during your encounter!

Move
  • Snorlax caught during the event will know the exclusive event move Yawn.

Speaking of sleeping, don’t miss a related announcement at the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference!

Time to get up (or wake up) and GO!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/summersnooze2019/

Article edited on 2019-05-28 10:46:04 by Sunain
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