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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)
Jun 22 2019 Flag SMUL 17: A Grand Debut!
An Island Queen is Born! Satoshi's Grand Trial!!
Jun 23 2019 Flag SM 127: グラジオとリーリエ!父の幻影を追って!!
Gladio and Lilie! Chasing a Father's Phantom!!
Jun 29 2019 Flag SMUL 18: Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!
Hole in One at PokéGolf!
Jun 30 2019 Flag SM 128: 開幕!アローラポケモンリーグ!!
The Curtain Rises! The Alola Pokémon League!!
Jul 06 2019 Flag SMUL 19: Show Me the Metal!
Arrival in Alola! Melty Metal Panic!!
Jul 07 2019 Flag SM 129: 大乱闘!バトルロイヤル151!!
Brawl! Battle Royal 151!!
Jul 12 2019 Flag Movie 22: ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION
Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution
Jul 13 2019 Flag SMUL 20: Got Meltan?
A New Species Has Been Discovered! I Got a Meltan!!
Jul 20 2019 Flag SMUL 21: This Magik Moment!
A New Show?! The Tiny Melody of Koiking
Jul 27 2019 Flag SMUL 22: Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!
Beauty and the Nyarth!
Feb 21

China extends ban on foreign cartoons including Pokemon

Posted by | February 21st 2008 at 12:05 AM EST
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SpongeBob SquarePants, Mickey Mouse and Pokemon are officially banned on Chinese prime time. China is extending a ban that virtually locks out all foreign cartoons from airing between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in a bid to protect its fledgling domestic cartoon industry.

Source: The Associated Press
Feb 20

Pokemon Movie 10 - The Rise of Darkrai to be released on DVD on May 27th 2008

Posted by | February 20th 2008 at 07:51 PM EST
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The Rise of Darkrai is the first Generation IV Pokemon movie, and the tenth Pokemon movie overall. Pokemon Movie 10 - The Rise of Darkrai will be released on DVD on May 27th 2008.

Source: Rightstuf
Feb 19

Pokemon Manga sells on average over 24000 copies per volume during 2007

Posted by | February 19th 2008 at 04:36 PM EST
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According to the BookScan Sales Numbers for 2007, seven manga series sold more than 24,000 copies of each volume on average. Pokemon was one of the seven series that sold 24,000+ on average per volume. Considering no new Pokemon manga's were released in English during 2007, this bodes well for the upcoming Pokemon manga's that were announced earlier this year.

Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/
Feb 18

JAKKS Pacific Press Release for Toy Fair 08 - No New Pokemon Toys Announced

Posted by | February 18th 2008 at 03:57 PM EST
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JAKKS Pacific launched the first major Pokemon toy release for North American in more than four years in 2007 with action figures, plush, electronics and play sets. Pokemon merchandise from JAKKS Pacific's was a no show at this years Toy Fair 08 with no new Pokemon toys announced. Pokemon USA closed down their online store, Pokemoncenter.com last month in favor of selling Pokemon merchandise exclusively through its retail partners.

The American International Toy Fair is one of a few major toy industry trade shows held around the world. The Toy Fair features demonstrations and displays in an open trade show setting, while the toy district showrooms offer a chance for buyers to consult with sales representatives from the major toy manufacturers in a quieter setting. It's very odd that Pokemon USA and JAKKS Pacific would not announce any new Pokemon merchandise at such a large event. Hopefully we will see a press announcement from both these companies later this year.

The eighth annual T.O.T.Y. Awards were given out Saturday night. Women in Toys’ Wonder Women of Toys awards honored nearly a dozen women for excellence in their respective specialties. Pokemon USA’s Holly Rawlinson took home the Licensor award.

Sources: http://www.playthings.com/ & Jakks Pacific Press Release
Feb 16

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Marathon on Cartoon Network - February 24th 2008

Posted by | February 16th 2008 at 06:47 PM EST
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Cartoon Network will be airing Pokemon Diamond and Pearl all day on February 24th 2008. The marathon will precede the English Dub premiere of Movie 10: The Rise of Darkrai. The following is a list of the episodes that will air that day.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Marathon - February 24th 2008

7:00 AM - DP28: Drifloon in the Wind!
7:30 AM - DP29: The Champ Twins!
8:00 AM - DP30: Some Enchanted Sweetening!
8:30 AM - DP31: The Grass-Type is Always Greener!
9:00 AM - DP32: An Angry Combeenation
9:30 AM - DP33: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go!
10:00 AM - DP34: Buizel Your Way Out of This!
10:30 AM - DP35: An Elite Meet and Greet!
11:00 AM - DP36: A Secret Sphere of Influence!
11:30 AM - DP37: A Grass Menagerie!
12:00 PM - DP38: One Big Happiny Family!
12:30 PM - DP39: Steamboat Willies!
1:00 PM - DP40: Top-Down Training!
1:30 PM - DP41: A Stand Up Sit Down!
2:00 PM - DP42: The Electrike Company!
2:30 PM - DP43: Malice in Wonderland!
3:00 PM - DP44: Mass Hip-Po-Sis!
3:30 PM - DP45: Ill-Will Hunting
4:00 PM - DP46: A Maze-ing Race!
4:30 PM - DP47: Sandshrew's Locker!
5:00 PM - DP49: Dawn's Early Night!
5:30 PM - DP50: Tag! We're It...!
6:00 PM - DP51: Glory Blaze!
6:30 PM - DP52: Smells Like Team Spirit!


Source: TV Guide
Feb 16

Sherwood Brands Announces Nationwide Recall of Pokemon Branded

Posted by | February 16th 2008 at 05:28 PM EST
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What appeared to be metal fragments were found in Valentine's Day lollipops at an elementary school, and the product has been pulled from the shelves of thousands of stores across the country.

At least 20 apparently tainted lollipops, from a bag of Pokemon Valentine Cards and Pops, were found at Kathleen Elementary School in Lakeland.

For the past week, most major news outlets have been reporting this story. Pokemon.com has also added a link on their website to the following FDA's Press Release.

Sherwood Brands Announces Nationwide Recall of Pokemon Branded “Valentine Cards and Pops” Because They May Contain Metal Fragments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Rockville, MD -- February 14, 2008 - Sherwood Brands LLC is voluntarily recalling approximately 400,000 packages of Pokemon branded "Valentine Cards and Pops" (Item# 073964209109 and Item# 073964289804), because of reports that metal fragments were found in two lollipops purchased in Florida. There are no reports of injury. People who bite into or swallow a metal fragment could possibly be injured.

The products being recalled are packages of ten and thirty Pokemon branded Valentine cards and lollipops featuring a variety of characters.

Sherwood Brands is advising its distribution network to remove the Pokemon branded Valentine cards and lollipops from the shelves immediately. The product was sold at retailers nationwide.

"Our utmost concern is the safety of our customers. We took immediate action upon learning of this incident and Sherwood is working with the FDA to recall the products," said Amir Frydman, president of Sherwood Brands.

"Pokemon is committed to consumer safety and we’re working closely with our licensee, Sherwood Brands, to investigate this matter completely," said J.C. Smith, Pokemon USA’s director of marketing.

Consumers who have purchased the above products are advised not to consume them and to return them to Sherwood Brands for a full refund. Send affected products to:

Sherwood Brands LLC
Attn: Product Recall
350 Shaw Drive,
Keysville, VA 23947



Source: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/sherwood02_08.html
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