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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)
Aug 24 2019 Flag SMUL 26: Aiming for the Top Floor!
Aim for the Top Floor! The Explosive Dragon Gym!!
Aug 25 2019 Flag SM 136: 燃え上がる炎!ライバルはひとりじゃない!!
Rising Fire! There's More Than One Rival!!
Aug 31 2019 Flag SMUL 27: A High-Speed Awakening!
Superspeed Kuwagannon! The Awakening of Māmane!!
Sep 01 2019 Flag SM 137: 無敗の帝王グズマ!
Guzma the Undefeated!
Sep 07 2019 Flag SMUL 28: The One that Didn't Get Away!
Suiren Hooks a Kyogre?!
Sep 08 2019 Flag SM 138: 決勝戦!最強ライバル対決!!
The Finals! The Ultimate Rival Showdown!!
Sep 14 2019 Flag SMUL 29: A Recipe for Success!
Mao's Valiant Effort! The Forest Pokémon Café!!
Sep 21 2019 Flag SMUL 30: Spying for the Guy!
You're Being Watched! The Rocket Gang's Alola Forms!!
Sep 28 2019 Flag SMUL 31: A Fiery Training Camp Trick!
Master the Z-Move! Kaki's Fierce Boot Camp!!
Jul 26

Pokémon Masters - Pre-Registration

Posted by Sunain | July 26th 2019 at 05:27 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Android, Apple iOS, Pokémon Masters
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DeNA Co., Ltd., in partnership with The Pokémon Company, began opening pre-registration today for Pokémon Masters on Google Play and the App Store. Pokémon Masters is a strategy and battling game where players form teams of sync pairs (the combination of a Trainer and their partner Pokémon) to engage in 3-on-3 real-time battles against AI opponents. The game takes place in an all-new location – the island of Pasio, where Trainers and their partner Pokémon from every known Pokémon region will gather to compete. Players who pre-register for the game will receive a notification when it launches later this summer.

Pre-Registration Begins Today for Pokémon Masters, a New Adventure Coming to Mobile Devices in Summer 2019

New series of gameplay trailers showcase the game’s world and major features, such as the battle and progression systems and ability to evolve Pokémon ​​​​​​​

Pre-Registration Links:

A new series of six gameplay trailers was also released today on the official Pokémon Masters YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/PokemonMastersGame) to provide fans with a deeper look into the world of Pokémon Masters and its major gameplay features. These trailers include:

  • An overview of the game’s battle and progression systems
  • A preview of the Story Mode, including a look at the Pokémon Masters League (PML), a tournament that takes place only on the island of Pasio
  • How to evolve Pokémon in this game and the special powers that come with evolution
  • A look at the unique features of cooperative play, such as the ability to switch between sync pairs during battle
  • How to build the perfect team based on each sync pair’s strengths and specific role (Strike, Support, Tech), as well as how to add new sync pairs to your team

In addition, a preview version of Pokémon Masters will launch on supported Android devices in Singapore starting tomorrow and will be coming soon to Canada. In the preview version, players in these regions will be able to enjoy select content from the game before it launches worldwide without needing to pre-register on Google Play. All player progress during this time period will be saved and carried forward to the final version of the game.

Pokémon Masters will be available worldwide as a free-to-start game with in-app purchases on compatible Android and iOS devices, with release planned for summer 2019. The game will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. Fans can learn more about Pokémon Masters at https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US.

Article edited on 2019-07-26 05:36:46 by Sunain
Jul 26

Pokémon Duel - End of Service - October 31st, 2019

Posted by Sunain | July 26th 2019 at 11:33 AM EDT
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The Pokémon Company has announced that Pokémon Duel will cease operations on October 31st, 2019 after 2 and a half years. The Game launched on January 24th, 2017.

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Pokémon Duel - End of Service - October 31st, 2019

Thank you for playing Pokémon Duel!

Since starting services for the game on 1/24/2017, we have received a lot of support from our players. However, we regret to announce an end to game services starting 10/31/2019 at 01:59 (UTC).

Date of End of Service: 10/31/2019 at 01:59 (UTC)
Once game services are ended, you will no longer be able to install or update the game or transfer your account. Additionally, if you already have the game installed, you will not be able to continue using the app, barring certain functions.

Regarding the termination of item sales: As of 7/27/2019 at 01:59 (UTC), we have ended the sales of paid items, such as gems.

Regarding Player Pass: For any player who has purchased the Player Pass, the Player Pass will not be renewed after 7/26/2019 at 01:59 (UTC). Players will not have to make any changes to their accounts.

Notes:
  • Data will not be able to be transferred after 10/31/2019 at 01:59 (UTC).
  • All the Gems you have will no longer be usable once service has ended. We recommend that you use any Gems in your possession by 10/31/2019 at 01:59 (UTC).
  • The Above dates are subject to change without warning.

We extend our deepest gratitude for your patronage.

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.pokemon.pokemoncomaster&hl=en

Article edited on 2019-07-27 10:57:39 by Sunain
Jul 25

Pokémon GO - Team GO Rocket invades Pokémon GO!

Posted by Sunain | July 25th 2019 at 05:24 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced that Team GO Rocket has invaded PokéStops in Pokémon GO and that Raids will feature Pokémon that are believe to be significant to Team GO Rocket.

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Team GO Rocket invades Pokémon GO!

Trainers! The world of Pokémon GO is in peril. An organization called Team GO Rocket has invaded PokéStops and is in possession of Shadow Pokémon that behave strangely and seem to be in pain. Team GO Rocket is clearly up to no good, and we need your help! Professor Willow and the team leaders have been hard at work observing and researching these happenings with Team GO Rocket, and they’ve come up with a plan to restore the PokéStops and rescue the Shadow Pokémon!

1. Encounter Team GO Rocket — Spark and Professor Willow have observed Team GO Rocket members hanging out at discolored PokéStops. It appears they’re after the PokéStops’ resources!

2. Battle Team GO Rocket — Once you begin the encounter with a Team GO Rocket Grunt, they’ll challenge you to a battle. We’re counting on you to accept their challenge and defeat them!

3. Catch the Shadow Pokémon — After a successful battle, you’ll have an opportunity to catch a Shadow Pokémon that Team GO Rocket carelessly abandoned. Candela and Professor Willow discovered that these Pokémon look unusual and behave strangely because Team GO Rocket tried to make them stronger through unnatural means. After additional research, Professor Willow has also found that Shadow Pokémon can’t be traded away by the Trainer who rescued them unless they’re Purified first!

4. Purify the Shadow Pokémon — Thanks to all your research, Blanche and Professor Willow have discovered a process called Purification. Not only does Purification help Shadow Pokémon return to a more normal state, but Purified Pokémon can also become stronger than their normal counterparts due to the gratitude they feel toward the Trainer who saved them!

We’ll need as many courageous Trainers as possible to help defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts. Keep an eye out, Trainers! It’s time to give everything we’ve got and put an end to Team GO Rocket's evil plans!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/teamgorocket-invasion-2019/

Team GO Rocket has disrupted Pokémon habitats!

Trainers, Team GO Rocket’s arrival seems to have disrupted Pokémon habitats! We have yet to understand why these Pokémon in particular are suddenly appearing more frequently. Perhaps they have some special significance wherever Team GO Rocket came from?

Date + Time
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. until Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features
  • Oddly specific Shiny Pokémon have started appearing! Our research has found that if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Ekans or Shiny Koffing in the wild, in raids, or in Eggs!
  • The following Pokémon will hatch more frequently from Eggs: Rattata, Ekans, Sandshrew, Zubat, Meowth, Machop, Magnemite, Grimer, Gastly, Drowzee, Cubone, Koffing, Murkrow, Sneasel, Houndour, and Poochyena.
  • Raids will feature Pokémon that we believe are significant to Team GO Rocket.

Our information is incomplete, and investigations into this phenomenon are ongoing, so be on the lookout for other surprises!

We hope these are the last of the disruptions we’ll see from Team GO Rocket...

In the meantime, Trainers, keep exploring the world around you, and let us know what you discover.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/teamgorocketdisruption2019/

YouTube Clip - Team GO Rocket invades Pokémon GO!



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

Article edited on 2019-07-25 05:27:24 by Sunain
Jul 25

Otakuthon 2019 - Rica Matsumoto Panel and Autograph Session

Posted by Sunain | July 25th 2019 at 03:49 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, Music
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Otakuthon is an event that celebrates the cultural phenomenon known as anime (Japanese animation) and manga. Since 2008, the event has been held every summer at the Palais des congrès, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Rica Matsumoto will be attending Saturday, August 17th, 2019 and Sunday, August 18th, 2019.

The convention remains the second largest anime event in Canada. Proud of its Quebec origins, Otakuthon strives to be a fully bilingual convention (French and English) since its beginnings.

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Rica Matsumoto is a voice actress, a singer, and a multi-talent actress. Her most popular role is Satoshi (Ash Ketchum in English translations), the main character of the anime series Pokémon. Matsumoto also performs the songs for many of the openings for the Japanese Pokémon anime.

Rica Matsumoto will have a panel and an autograph session on Saturday and a showcase and autograph session on Sunday. She will be singing Pokémon songs at both her panel and her showcase. The showcase will be in room 517A at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Don't miss these events!

RICA MATSUMOTO AUTOGRAPH POLICY

Priority will be given to attendees purchasing official Rica Matsumoto merchandise from J-rock North Promotions Inc. A very limited number of free autographs will be raffled at the beginning of the Rica Matsumoto's autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Participants must line-up in the designated raffle ticket line where they will be given a raffle ticket to participate. Winners will be drawn at the beginning of the autograph session and will receive an exclusive shikishi board for the artist to sign.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/OtakuthonMTL/

Article edited on 2019-07-31 08:54:25 by Sunain
Jul 24

19th Pokémon GO Community Day - Ralts

Posted by Sunain | July 24th 2019 at 05:11 PM EDT
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Niantic have announced the details for the 19th Pokémon GO Community Day which takes place on August 3rd, 2019 at 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM EST. The featured Pokémon for this day is Ralts. Ralts will appear in the wild more frequently for three hours that day. During this event, if you evolve a Kirlia into Gardevoir or Gallade, it will know the move Synchronoise, which is exclusive to this event.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 2019-08-08 06:55:12 by Sunain
Jul 24

Pokémon Masters - Starters Guide / Preview Version Demo / Release Date August 29th, 2019

Posted by Sunain | July 24th 2019 at 05:00 PM EDT
Tags: Android, YouTube, Pokémon Masters
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The official Pokémon website posted a Pokémon Masters Starters Guide detailing information such as Leveling Up, Evolving, Battling Sync Pairs and Battle Tips. Also posted was videos on The Official Pokémon Masters YouTube Channel for many areas of the game.

A special preview version of the game will be available in Singapore on Android on July 24th, 2019 and in Canada fairly soon after. Progress in the preview version of the game can be transferred to the full game when it's released on August 29th, 2019.

Microtransaction Gem Prices:

100 Gems: £0.99 / $0.99
1500 Gems: £12.99 / $12.99
400 Gems: £3.99 / $3.99
3400 Gems: £28.99 / $29.99
5200 Gems: £43.99 / $44.99
9800 Gems: £74.99 / $79.99
One Time Special 1500 Gems: £9.99 / $9.99
One Time Special 3400 Gems: £21.99 / $22.99
One Time Special 5200 Gems: £33.99 / $34.99
Monthly Special 3400 Gems: £22.99 / $23.99

How to Play Pokémon Masters | Game Overview



Tips for Leveling Up, Evolving, and Battling Sync Pairs in Pokémon Masters

In Pokémon Masters, you'll explore the artificial island of Pasio, teaming up with famous Trainers to compete in 3-on-3 battles that take place in real time as you work toward becoming the champion of the Pokémon Masters League (PML) tournament. Each Trainer has one trusted Pokémon they compete with—this partnership is known as a sync pair, and it's the foundation of every Pokémon Masters team. Building a diverse roster of sync pairs, developing their skills, and pairing them in teams that highlight their strengths are the keys to being successful in your journey.

How to Play Pokémon Masters | Pokémon Battling



Building a team of sync pairs powerful enough to take on the toughest foes in the Pokémon Masters League can be tricky, so check out our tips on how to develop your sync pairs and navigate battles. We'll break down the qualities that make each sync pair unique, describe how to improve their strengths, and give some tips on winning battles, too.

How to Play Pokémon Masters | Moves



Introducing Sync Pairs

Each sync pair has a level and six stats—HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. The stats function similarly to how they do in other Pokémon games—HP represents how healthy a Pokémon is; Attack determines the power of physical moves, which can be guarded against by Defense; Special Attack and Special Defense are the same for special moves; and Speed affects the rate the move gauge fills. Your sync pair's current strength is denoted by its level, which you can increase by earning Experience Points (XP) for completing battles. Each time a sync pair levels up, its stats will increase.

Each sync pair also has a number of ★s associated with it that indicates its potential and determines its level cap. The first sync pairs to join your team, including the Main Character & Pikachu, are 3★ and max out at Lv. 30 initially. The strongest sync pairs are 5★ and can reach Lv. 40. You'll gain the ability to increase the level cap of your sync pairs early in the game. You can also increase their ★s using rare items, so eventually any sync pair can become 5★. Only a 5★ sync pair that has had its level cap fully unlocked can reach Lv. 100.

How to Play Pokémon Masters | Sync Pairs



Sync pairs start out with just two moves—usually a Pokémon attack and Trainer move. Using Pokémon moves in battle will deplete your move gauge, which will gradually recover over time. Trainer moves won't deplete the move gauge, but they can only be used a limited number of times each battle. Sync pairs can learn more moves with the help of certain items.

The usual type matchup chart from Pokémon video games doesn't apply in Pokémon Masters. Each sync pair instead has one or two type strengths and a single type weakness, and that weakness might be different even between sync pairs of the same type. Taking advantage of the opponent's weaknesses is key to winning battles in Pokémon Masters, you'll want to develop sync pairs of each type.

In addition to a type, each sync pair also has a role—strike, support, or tech. Strike sync pairs tend to have high Attack or Special Attack but lower HP. Support sync pairs are on the opposite end of the spectrum—they usually have higher HP, lower offensive stats, and typically learn moves that restore HP or increase their teammates' stats. Tech sync pairs tend to focus more on impacting the battle indirectly with tricky tactics like inflicting status conditions.

Developing Your Sync Pairs

There are several ways to increase the strength of your sync pairs, and with some effort, you can help any sync pair reach Lv. 100. You'll get XP each time you clear a battle, but helping your sync pairs reach their initial level caps is just the start of their training. Other training opportunities come when you use items, most of which can be earned by completing battles.

Once you earn your first badge from a PML Leader, you'll receive special area info that unlocks the ability to extend your sync pair's level cap. You'll need to invest some items each time you do this, and the items you need will vary a little depending on the role of the sync pair you're enhancing. It'll require progressively more and rarer items each time you unlock a particular sync pair's level cap.

You can also help your sync pairs learn new moves and passive skills by talking to Trinnia at the café in the Pokémon Center. The first new move your sync pair learns will require only five Training Machines, an item you'll quickly amass a decent stockpile of. Learning subsequent moves and passive skills requires progressively rarer items in much greater quantities, and you'll need different items depending on the role of the sync pair you're enhancing.

To maximize your sync pairs' strength, you'll also need to scout more sync pairs. Scouting duplicate sync pairs will increase the strength of the original sync pair's sync move, and scouting duplicate sync pairs is also the path toward getting the rare items that can increase the ★s of your sync pairs.

Getting Items by Training

One of the ways to develop your sync pairs is to battle in the training area, which you'll discover early in the story. There are four different types of training areas—Level Up, Strike, Support, and Tech. Level-up courses will net you level-up manuals to immediately give a sync pair XP, while the latter three courses are a great source of the role-specific items that help your sync pairs learn new moves and passive skills. These courses can be done repeatedly to collect lots of items.

Once your team gets more powerful, you can also do supercourse training. These more challenging courses can only be completed a certain number of times per day, but the rewards will be far greater than their regular equivalents. You can unlock higher difficulties of both supercourses and courses by defeating easier ones, and each difficulty of supercourse can be cleared three times each day.

Supercourses are likely to be your first opportunity to get rare items like Ultra Tech Tonic and Ultra Aid Ade, but your team will need to be pretty powerful to clear these battles. So try to build up your sync pairs enough to clear these battles for their rewards as soon as you can.

You can also exchange common versions of these items for more powerful versions at the shop. You'll need to trade 50 Great Buff Blends to get the much rarer Ultra Buff Blend, for example.

Evolving Pokémon in Pokémon Masters

You can strengthen certain sync pairs through Evolution! Human Trainers in the game can't evolve, but some of the Pokémon can evolve to make the sync pair stronger.

The first sync pairs with Pokémon you can help evolve are likely to be those with first-partner Pokémon from past games, such as Barry and Piplup and Rosa and Snivy. Each of these sync pairs will need to be at least Lv. 30 to evolve the first time, at which point you'll obtain area info related to their Evolution. You'll also need Evolution materials, which you can purchase in the shop for 1,000 coins. Coins can be earned in the game several different ways.

You'll then need to complete a special battle unique to that sync pair. Be ready for a tough fight if you run off to battle the moment your sync pair reaches the minimum level required—the opponents in these bouts are no pushovers! If you win the battle, the Pokémon in that sync pair will evolve, becoming more powerful. Note that the sync pair will maintain its previous level even after the Pokémon evolves. You can keep trying until you succeed if you come up short. You'll need the Pokémon in some sync pairs to evolve fully before the duo can use their most powerful sync move, including both Barry & Piplup and Rosa & Snivy.

How to Play Pokémon Masters | Training





Battle Tips

Speaking of Rosa & Snivy (or Servine, or Serperior), the first 5★ sync pair to join your group is a great partner for the initial areas of the game. Many sync pairs learn a second Pokémon attack as their third move, but Rosa can learn Time to Energize! This powerful move immediately fills three slots of the move gauge, allowing you to fire off a quick volley of attacks that will get you launching sync moves in a hurry. Matching Rosa & Snivy with sync pairs that can exploit the weakness of your opponents will get you through the game's early battles in no time.

Before you start a battle, you'll get a hint about your opponents' weaknesses to help you select your team. You can also select the Area Details button to get even more info, which sometimes include the type of strategies your opponents might employ. You'll have a much easier time if you bring Pokémon that can exploit the opposing side's weaknesses to each battle.

If you aren't sure which sync pairs to use—or you just want to get through a fight in a hurry—you can use the Optimize button when you're selecting your team to automatically use a line-up befitting the type weaknesses of the battle. You can even have your team fight automatically by tapping the Auto button once the battle begins!

There are some cool settings you can tweak when it comes to battles. Consider turning on the handy option to switch automatically to Auto Mode if you're idle too long—that way your team will be able to fight back if you get a little distracted. We particularly suggest turning on the feature that marks the order of upcoming actions, as this makes it much easier to follow the flow of battle.

Many areas have multiple battle encounters within them. Damage from one fight will carry over to the next, as will the remaining uses of Trainer moves. You'll only receive XP, coins, and items if you clear the area completely. If you succeed in clearing the encounter, however, those sync pairs that were knocked out along the way will still gain XP.

Parting Shots

There's a lot to learn about sync pairs and battling on Pasio, but you'll quickly get the hang of making your sync pairs stronger and stronger. In addition to improving the strength of your roster, there are a few other things to keep in mind as you're starting out.

  • Don't forget to log in each day to get log-in bonuses and to complete daily missions, which will net you some easy items. New days in the game start at 6:00 a.m. UTC, so make sure to get your rewards for daily missions before then! There are also general missions, which can be completed at any time and function as account-wide achievements.
  • Once you complete chapter 5, you'll be able to participate in events, which often have their own event missions. You should definitely prioritize developing sync pairs that have an advantage in ongoing events so you don't miss out on the rewards.
  • Each sync pair has a sync pair story that gives you some background about your new allies. They're a lot of fun, and you'll get some easy rewards for completing them, too. This is also where to go to evolve your Pokémon.
  • Finally, it's a good stretch goal to work toward increasing the size of your move gauge. By default, it has four slots, but you can upgrade it twice by exchanging coins in the shop. It costs 30,000 coins for the first upgrade and 100,000 for the second.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/strategy/tips-for-leveling-up-evolving-and-battling-sync-pairs-in-pokemon-masters/

Article edited on 2019-07-24 05:00:06 by Sunain
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