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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)
Aug 05 2020 Flag Special: みんなの物語 / ココだけマル秘情報解禁
Everyone's Story / Coco Top Secret Information Revealed
Aug 09 2020 Flag PM2019 32: セレビィ 時を超えた約束
Celebi: A Timeless Promise
Aug 09 2020 Flag Special: 6時まで待てない!時を超えたアニメ「ポケットモンスター」
Can't Wait Till 6pm! "Pocket Monsters": A Timeless Anime
Aug 16 2020 Flag PM2019 33: ポケモン交換しませんか?
Who Wants to Trade Pokémon?
Aug 23 2020 Flag PM2019 34: 孤高の戦士サイトウ!オトスパスの脅威!!
Saito, the Lone Warrior! The Otosupus Menace!!
Aug 30 2020 Flag PM2019 35: ピカチュウ、ゲットだぜ!!
I Got Pikachu!!
Sep 06 2020 Flag PM2019 36: サトシとゴウ、砂地獄から這い上がれ!
Crawl Out of the Sand Tomb, Satoshi and Go!
Dec 31 2020 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Sep 22

Pokémon Black and White Set Sales Record

Posted by Sunain | September 22nd 2010 at 05:02 AM EDT
Tags: Games, Black and White
Comments: 0
The latest 5th Generation Pokémon games, Pokémon Black and White (ポケットモンスター ブラック・ホワイト), released in Japan on September 18th, 2010, have already broken the Japanese sales record for the most copies sold in a two day span. The games combined for a total of 2,637,285 copies sold. The games had over a million pre-orders to start but the sales exceeded all expectations. The games will be released worldwide in the Spring of 2011.

Source: http://www.famitsu.com/news/201009/21033916.html
Sep 19

Pokémon Global Link Website Launch Delayed

Posted by Sunain | September 19th 2010 at 05:49 PM EDT
Tags: Games, Black and White
Comments: 2
The official Pokémon Global Link website was expected to launch on September 18th, 2010 to coincide with the release of Pokémon Black and White but the site is experiencing intermittent failures due to traffic and has been closed for approximately a week to 10 day for maintenance to deal with stability issues. Unaffected by this issue are the Wi-Fi random matches (Wi-Fiランダムマッチ) and Game Sync (ゲームシンク) options.

The following is a list of features that are affected by the downtime but normal service will return once the site issues are addressed:
  • Pokémon Dream World - Allows players to upload their Pokémon to the website, Grow berries and decorate their house.
  • Game Friends List (ゲームフレンドリスト)
  • Pokémon Popularity Contest (ポケモン人気投票)
  • Pokémon Pia (ポケモンぴあ) - Enter codes from the magazine to unlock starter Pokémon.

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2010/09/at100918_01.html and http://www.pokemon-gl.com/

Article edited on 2010-09-19 05:58:21 by Sunain
Sep 19

Pokémon Sunday 309

Posted by Sunain | September 19th 2010 at 12:49 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Pokémon Sunday, Best Wishes
Comments: 0
Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, Sonansu! Is That So? / 'Pokémon BW' Anime Pre-premiere SP, with the First Presentation of New Treasured Pokémon Clips! / Cornering the Extravagant Voice Actor Lineup at the Dubbing Studio / Director Yuyama Visits the Studio! (ソーナンス! そうなんす? / アニメ「ポケモンBW」放送直前SP、新ポケモン秘蔵VTRを初公開! / 豪華声優陣アフレコ現場に突入 / 湯山監督がスタジオに登場!), aired today in Japan.

This weeks rerun theme was a continuation of last weeks theme titled PokéSun Members Big Success (ポケスンメンバー大活躍!). Sonansu! Is That So? was this weeks repeat episode which features Sonansu. Pikachu is captured in an unbreakable container and Sonansu takes off with the key. Can Satoshi and his friends find Sonansu and the key before its too late?!

With the new anime series Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! (ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ) starting later in the week, the episode was dedicated to it. The show started off with a preview clip from the upcoming episodes and Robert cosplayed the main characters from the show. Akiyama dressed up as Satoshi, Baba dressed up as Dent and Yamamoto dressed up as Iris.

Robert went off to Shogakukan Productions (小学館集英社プロダクション), also known as ShoPro. They are the company that distributes the Pocket Monsters anime. They enter the building and come to a door labeled 'Busy' (使用中) but are able to peer through the glass to see a guy sitting at a table with a Tsutarja hat on and another guy with a Mijumaru hat on. Robert figures that they must be the people responsible for working on the new show Best Wishes. It is then revealed that they are: Ryou Sasaki (佐々木亮) and Takemoto Mori (盛武源) the producers of the series and Noriko Sugiyama (杉山典子) who is an animator. Robert walks in and greets them by saying 'PokéMorning!' but the group quickly hides all their work.

Robert asked a few questions about the new series. The Shogakukan staff members responded by telling them that Satoshi will start a new journey in the Isshu region. They then went on to explain the double pun behind Best Wishes. BW stands for Black and White but when the name of the series Best Wishes is written out in romanized form 'besuto uisshu' (ベストウイッシュ), 'Isshu' the name of the region is in the title.

The staff then decided to play a little game with Robert. They put 6 'BW' buns on the table for them to eat. Baba was the first to eat one but ended up getting a Bun made with Wasabi. Obviously he didn't like the taste. Yamamoto went next and he chose the right one and the staff gave them a video clip to watch showing some of the new 5th generation Pokémon in the anime.

Robert then head off to Nakano Broadway, a shopping mall where they spot Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香). She spots Robert dressed up as the characters and quickly attempts to get away. The narrator introduces her as Satoshi's voice actor and a brief clip of the opening theme Best Wishes (ベストウイッシュ) is showcase.

Rica agrees to play a game of Pokémon Strikeout with Akiyama and if he wins, she will give him another video featuring clips from the Best Wishes anime. The game features 9 boxes in a baseball strike zone. Akiyama goes first and states he is aiming for Kibago (キバゴ) but hits Mamepato (マメパト) instead. Rica goes next and states "Pokabu, I choose you!" (ポカブ君の決めた!) but she ends up hitting Koromori (コロモリ). Akiyama second pitch was wild and Rica managed to hit Tsutarja on her second pitch but it wasn't enough to knock the target down to 'catch' it.

Yadon-Akiyama returns for another adventure and this time his is bungie jumping off a platform from 22 metres in the air. The staff member does a 3,2,1 Bungie countdown but Yadon-Akiyama just stands there. It just replies "Ya..." with a nervous laugh. New Pokémon Black and White merchandise was then shown which will be available at the Pokémon Centers.

After the commercial break, Akiyama was pitching again and managed to hit Mijumaru down giving him a 2 captured Pokémon to 1 lead over Rica. Rica then announces she's going after Pokabu again this time but throws a wild pitch giving Akiyama the win. Rica give Robert a video clip which shows more clips from the Best Wishes anime. The Best Wishes voice actors also introduced themselves to the audience. Iris's voice actress is Aoi Yūki (悠木 碧) and Dent's voice actor is Mamoru Miyano (宮野真守). They showed a few brief scenes of them recording their characters in the studio. Mamoru Miyano revealed that Dent has a Yanappu and repeated Dent's catch phrase 'It's tasting time!' numerous times.

Characters and Pictures from this episode have been added to the episode guide. You can also comment and discuss this episode on the forum. Also be sure to rate this and other episodes in the episode guide.

Article edited on 2010-09-19 01:56:41 by Sunain
Sep 18

Pokémon Smash! Announced

Posted by Sunain | September 18th 2010 at 01:55 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Sunday, Pokémon Smash!
Comments: 1
ThumbnailThe official Pocket Monsters movie blog has confirmed that a new show called Pokémon Smash! (ポケモンスマッシュ!) will debut on October 3rd, 2010. Pokémon Smash will replace Pokémon Sunday (ポケモン☆サンデー) in the same 7:30am to 8:30am time slot on TV Tokyo. A press conference was held in Tokyo on September 16th to reveal the new show. TIM group which includes [Red Yoshida (レッド吉田) & Golgo Matsumoto (ゴルゴ松本)], Robert (ロバート) group which includes [Ryuuji Akiyama (秋山竜次), Hiroshi Yamamoto (山本博) & Hiroyuki Baba (馬場裕之)], as well as Shoko Nakagawa (中川翔子), the cast members from Pokémon Sunday, will be returning to the new show. Lucario, Hikozaru and Yamirami will not be appearing on the show and it appears that they will be replaced by Mijumaru and Zoroark.

The show will also feature new cast members apart from the returning Pokémon Sunday cast members. Choi Hong-Man (チェ・ホンマン) is a South Korean kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is very tall at 7'2" and he towers over the rest of the cast as the press conference pictures show. 17 year old Misaki Momose (桃瀬美咲) in the yellow shirt, 11 year old Hana Watt (ハナ・ワット) in the red shirt, and 11 year old Maria Israel Cialdini (マリアイスラエル・チャルディーニ) in the green are the three girls.

The show will keep the same variety show nature that Pokémon Sunday did by featuring the games, anime, movies as well as announce new information about the Pokémon franchise. A new set featuring 5th Generation Pokémon has been created and the show will air in widescreen and in high definition.

The series has been added to the episode guide. Episode information will be added as it becomes available.

Pictures from the press conference and from Shoko Nakagawa's blog have been added an Imageboard thread.

Sources: http://blog.pokemon-movie.jp/2009/2010/09/post_170.html & http://journal.mycom.co.jp/news/2010/09/17/011/

Article edited on 2010-09-18 03:43:39 by Sunain
Sep 17

Official Japanese TCG Website Relaunches - Pokémon Card Game Network in October

Posted by Sunain | September 17th 2010 at 08:08 AM EDT
Tags: TCG
Comments: 0
The official Japanese Pokémon Trading Card Game website has relaunched for the release of Pocket Monsters Black and White. The new site currently doesn't feature very much as most of the old content has been removed. The site includes: A beginners section which gives the basics of the game, a products section listing the newest BW TCG products, a how-to section, a Question and Answer section and an event page.

The Official Japanese fan club, Pokémon Daisuki will be enabling the Pokémon Card Game Network (ポケモンカードゲームネットワーク) section in late October.

Source: http://www.pokemon-card.com/

Article edited on 2010-09-17 08:20:10 by Sunain
Sep 17

The Ruler of Illusions Zoroark DVD & Best Wishes CD Announced

Posted by Sunain | September 17th 2010 at 07:29 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, DVD, CD
Comments: 6
ThumbnailThe final Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl Movie, which was released in theaters in Japan on July 10th, 2010, has been announced for release on DVD. The Theatrical Edition Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl The Ruler of Illusions Zoroark (劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド・パール 幻影の覇者ゾロアーク) DVD will be released in Japan on December 17th, 2010 for the manufactures suggested retail price of 4,179yen. The DVD will also include the following special features:

  • Creditless Opening and Ending (ノンテロップ版オープニング&エンディング映像)
  • Illustration Pictures (イラスト設定資料集)
  • Sketchbook Pictures (アイディアスケッチ集)
  • Visual Image Gallery (イメージ ビジュアル ギャラリー)
  • Pikachu the Movie 2010 Trailers/Notices (ピカチュウ・ザ・ムービー2010 予告編集)

The DVD has been added to the Database. There you can find information about Pokémon DVD's from around the world.

Best Wishes / Fanfare of the Heart CD

Also announced was a CD with the opening and ending themes from the upcoming anime series Best Wishes. [cd=206]TV Anime Pocket Monsters Best Wishes New Opening Theme 'Best Wishes!' / New Ending Theme 'Fanfare of the Heart' (TVアニメポケットモンスター ベストウィッシュ 「ベストウィッシュ!」/「心のファンファーレ」)[/cd] will be released on November 24th, 2010 for the manufactures suggested retail price of 1365yen. The CD will also include background tracks from the series.

The CD has been added to the Database. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sources: http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00436H7VM/ and http://www.mediafactory.co.jp/pokemovie_2010/

Article edited on 2010-09-17 08:38:17 by Sunain

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