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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)
May 26 2019 Flag SM 123: Zワザを極めろ!灼熱のカキ合宿!!
Master the Z-Move! Kaki's Fierce Boot Camp!!
Jun 01 2019 Flag SMUL 14: Evolving Research!
We Have the Sea and We Have Valleys! Pokémon Evolution Training!!
Jun 02 2019 Flag SM 124: 切れ味バツグン!カミツルギ見参!!
Perfect Sharpness! Kamiturugi has Arrived!!
Jun 08 2019 Flag SMUL 15: Run, Heroes, Run!
Run, Kaki! Surpass Yourself!!
Jun 09 2019 Flag SM 125: サトシ、時を超えた出会い!
Satoshi: A Timeless Encounter!
Jul 12 2019 Flag Movie 22: ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION
Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution
Aug 27

Pokemon is Back! Though some of us didn't know it had left!

Posted by | August 27th 2007 at 01:31 PM EDT
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For many Pokemon fans this article will seem a bit out of touch with the Pokemon community and Pokemon fans in general but it does have some information about Pokemon USA's marketing strategy and goals for the Pokemon franchise.

Remember Squirtle and Jigglypuff? They’re Back

By WILL WADE -- Published: August 27, 2007

Playground fads come and go, as those who have found themselves with neglected collections of Beanie Babies can attest.

Pokemon video game characters on display at a shop in Tokyo. The company says that it has learned to be more selective about licensing its name.

But the Pokemon franchise, which enjoyed a long run of popularity in the late 1990s, is a rare example of a craze that has come back, for reasons that have as much to do with corporate maneuvers as they do with the tastes of the average 7-year-old.

Pokemon, which stands for “pocket monsters,” consists of a set of whimsical characters with supernatural powers who appear on trading cards, in video games and in television cartoons. And while most parents thought they had seen the last of Pikachu, Squirtle and Jigglypuff years ago, these days children are trading the cards on the playground again, playing Pokemon on their Game Boys and tuning in to a new animated series.

“We’re on fire,” said Holly Rawlinson, vice president of licensing and entertainment for Pokemon USA, a subsidiary of the Pokemon Company joint venture created by Nintendo and two other companies. Pokemon USA is responsible for managing the Pokemon name everywhere but in Asia.

Pokemon began in Japan in 1996 and reached the United States two years later. By 1999, it had become such a cornerstone of pop culture that the characters were featured on the covers of Time, The New Yorker and TV Guide; in 2001 the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade added a Pikachu balloon.

But the attention led to overexposure. “One of the things about brands that enjoy enormous popularity is that they tend to also crash,” Ms. Rawlinson said.

Although the games and cards have always sold consistently to their core audience of boys, starting in about 2003 sales of licensed merchandise came to a standstill. “There was very little, if any, product on the shelves,” Ms. Rawlinson said. “It was a very tired time for us.”

So at the beginning of 2006, Pokemon USA set out to revive the brand. The coordinated effort was timed to culminate with big product introductions that began this spring.

First, Pokemon USA took control over important components of the franchise that had been managed elsewhere, including the trading cards that had been distributed by a division of Nintendo, and the cartoons, which had been handled by 4Kids Entertainment.

In April, Nintendo of America released two games for the hand-held Nintendo DS game system, Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl. In June, the Cartoon Network began the 10th season of the franchise’s cartoon series, this one called “Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.”

Also in June, Pokemon USA’s trading card unit began shipping a new series of cards featuring the 104 characters created for the Diamond and Pearl introduction (like Piplup, Chimchar and Turtwig) as well as many of the old characters.

It was the first time that new games, a new television season, and a fresh batch of cards were introduced in this country at roughly the same time, Ms. Rawlinson said. “All the elements support each other,” she said. “The kids play the Diamond and Pearl games and watch the new shows, and they immediately want to get the new cards.”

Another element of the revival has been a change in toy vendors, from Hasbro to Jakks Pacific, which introduced a new product line. Jeremy Padawer, Jakks’s vice president for brand marketing, said Hasbro had focused on a few main Pokemon characters, but his company is shipping toys that use more than 100 of the 500 characters.

The new merchandise was showcased this summer at the Toys “R” Us store in Times Square, which opened a temporary Pokemon boutique. Next month, Toys “R” Us plans to open Pokemon boutiques in its 585 other domestic stores, said Ronald D. Boire, the president of Toys “R” Us.

Sales of the trading cards this year have already exceeded sales for all of 2006, and by the end of the year are expected to triple last year’s total, according to Pokemon USA. The June 4 debut episode of “Pokemon Diamond and Pearl” on the Cartoon Network was the top-rated show that day for boys ages 6 to 11.

Total merchandise sales this year are expected to exceed $50 million, compared with less than $4 million last year, Ms. Rawlinson said.

After the overexposure issues of recent years, the company has learned to be more selective about licensing its name. “We get requests for all kinds of products, but now we turn a lot down,” Ms. Rawlinson said. Would-be Pokemon products that ended up on the reject list include diapers and gerbil cages.

In some ways, Nintendo’s success with Pokemon games is similar to that of its Wii gaming console. Breaking with the traditional strategy of aiming a console at gamers, Wii has become a best seller by aiming at people who did not play games, thus serving to expand the overall market.

The Diamond and Pearl games on Nintendo’s DS system, which let players compete against one another over the Internet, have done the same, according to Wilbert Rivera, a sales associate at a Manhattan GameStop store. Being able to battle against people all over the world “adds more challenge to the games, more depth,” he said.

The games are selling both to young fans and older, more experienced gamers. “Who’s buying it? Everybody,” Mr. Rivera said.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/
Aug 25

#PocketMonsters Imageboard Rules

Posted by | August 25th 2007 at 06:48 PM EDT
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#PocketMonsters Imageboard Rules


1. Conduct yourself in a mature, respectful and courteous manner. Don't be annoying.
2. Please limit your use of profanity
3. The official language for the Imageboard is English. Japanese is used on the Imageboard on occasion, but please limit most posts to English. Please provide a translation of the Japanese text.
4. No insults, being rude, or general picking on people.
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8. Please keep sex talk to a minimum and limited to the ecchi board. This board is kids friendly. All posts and comments that are sexual in nature and not in the ecchi board will be deleted.
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We updated the Imageboard engine again to the latest version. It includes a number of backend fixes that help with moderation. We hope you enjoy viewing and using the Imageboard. Please follow these rules as they will be enforced.

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Aug 13

'Pokemon Trainer' joins Super Smash Bros Brawl

Posted by | August 13th 2007 at 03:52 PM EDT
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No way! The Pokemon Trainer has finally arrived. And it looks like he doesn't do his fighting directly.



Instead, he uses the three Pokemon with him, 'Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard' to do the fighting for him. They swap out in a set order: Squirtle->Ivysaur->Charizard.



They all share the same damage meter, so they don't recover from damage during Pokemon Change. But they also have another stat, which you might call stamina. If you keep fighting with the same Pokemon, or if you change them out too often, it's not so good for the Pokemon. If you want to be a good Pokemon Trainer, you'll need to learn these kinds of ins and outs.



The Pokemon Trainer watches from the background. He needs to use his three Pokemon to fight. So the only ones who fight directly are the Pokemon. I guess you could say using this character is like playing three for the price of one! And the Pokemon Trainer uses a special move called Pokemon Change to switch between them.

Source: http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/index.html
Aug 11

The FCC Strikes Back!

Posted by | August 11th 2007 at 05:21 PM EDT
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The FCC is clamping down on inappropriate shows/commercials on TV and it appears that they aren't just focusing on currently broadcasting videos. A couple weeks ago, we reported that WPIX New York was fined $15,000 by the for violating its limits on TV advertising in kids shows eight times. It appears that the FCC is continuing to fine other channels that aired thedreaded GameBoy E-Reader ad during the Pokemon anime.

Pokemon Strikes Again: FCC Fines Station

The Federal Communications Commission slapped a $12,000 proposed fine on KWSB-TV San Diego for violating its children's-TV ad limits.

The station volunteered in filing its license-renewal application in August 2006 that it inadvertently aired three program-length commercials, including the dreaded GameBoy E-Reader ad, and exceeded the limits by 90 seconds on another occasion.

The FCC has been cracking down on program-length commercials, fining stations for a fleeting glimpse of a Pokemon character in an ad that aired on the Pokemon show on the now-defunct WB. The commission said any appearance of a character from a cartoon show in an ad placed within that show turns the entire show into a commercial.

The station, as have others before, argued that an FCC ruling on fleeting profanity was a defense against the Pokemon appearance, but the FCC has said before that its decision that a profanity on a sign in the background of a Big Brother episode was not actionable is not on point.

The commission also admonished -- an official black mark in its file -- but did not fine two other stations for kids'-TV reporting violations. WSPX-TV Syracuse, N.Y., and WZMY-TV Derry, N.H., failed to inform electronic-program-guide publishers of the age ranges its kids' shows targeted, which is one of the FCC's children's-TV-reporting requirements.
Source: http://hd.broadcastnewsroom.com/
Aug 10

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Special to Air as part of Pokemon Sunday in September

Posted by | August 10th 2007 at 03:39 PM EDT
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The next installment of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon specials will air as part of the 152nd episode of Pokemon Sunday on September 9th. The first special first aired in the United States as part of the Mystery Dungeon DS/GBA game launch celebration and it later aired online in Japanese. This time the special stars Pochama and Hikozaru. Below are some screenshots from the upcoming special from the official site.



Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/dungeon/
Aug 08

Pikachu the Live Concert

Posted by | August 8th 2007 at 01:07 AM EDT
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On August 7th 2007, the Tokyo International Forum hosted three Pikachu the Live - Pokémon Movie 10th Anniversary Commemoration Summer Vacation Family Concert (ピカチュウ・ザ・ライブ ポケモン映画10周年記念 なつやすみファミリーコンサート) concerts featuring music from Pokémon movies. The show was hosted by Kōichi Yamadera (山寺宏一) and Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香) with guest performances from Shōko Nakagawa (中川翔子), Asuca Hayashi (林明日香), Sowelu, Akiyoshi Fumie (あきよしふみえ) and Gurin (グリン). The concerts were at: 10:00a.m., 1:00p.m. and 4:00p.m. JST and the ticket prices were 4,200 yen for adults and 3,600 yen for children.

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The orchestra was conducted by Mr. Shinji Miyazaki (宮崎慎二) who composed most of the music from the latest movie Dialga VS. Palkia VS. Darkrai and is well known for his music work for the Pocket Monsters anime series.

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Each concert was about an hour and a half long with a brief intermission. While there was a full orchestra there preforming a lot of back ground music pieces from the movie and tv show, a lot of the vocal performances had recorded music which the artist sang to. It's unfortunate that all the songs could not have a fully orchestrated performance. Rica Matsumoto was the highlight of the concert with her amazing singing performances and her co-hosting of the concert.

Together which has a lot of synthesized music sounded like the karaoke version from the CD was played and Akiyoshi Fumie just sang along. Akiyoshi Fumie returned to sing Together2007 to close the concert while the other cast members on stage sang along while the audience was motioned to sing the 'Yay yay yay yay!!' chorus.

Many Pokémon fans agree that the best Pokémon song ever is Chiisakii Mono from Movie 6 sung by Asuca Hayashi. When she originally sang the Chiisakii Mono she was only 14 years old. Her voice has changed significantly since the original recording but she still managed to sing it quite well. It was interesting to note that her singing voice sounded a lot older than her spoken voice. She has definitely matured over the last 4 years.

This concert was one of the rare instances where Pokémon fans could hear the original artists sing some of the songs from the Pokémon anime and Movies live. There were video cameras setup at the concert, so hopefully a DVD is in the process of being created and will be released.

Images from the concert are available on the imageboard thread.

Article edited on 2012-02-13 04:48:15 by Sunain
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