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PocketMonsters.net is a fansite dedicated to all things Pokémon (ポケモン) and Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター). We are the premier site for news and information about all aspects of the franchise from around the world. We cover the Anime, indexing the music, the Trading Card Game, the Games, the variety shows, have a large imageboard, forum and much more. Follow us on Twitter and Subscribe to our RSS Feed for the latest updates!

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)
Sep 28 2019 Flag SMUL 31: A Fiery Training Camp Trick!
Master the Z-Move! Kaki's Fierce Boot Camp!!
Sep 29 2019 Flag SM 141: ファイナルバトル!サトシ対ククイ!!
Final Battle! Satoshi VS Kukui!!
Oct 05 2019 Flag SMUL 32: Living on the Cutting Edge!
Perfect Sharpness! Kamiturugi has Arrived!!
Oct 06 2019 Flag SM 142: 燃える!みなぎる!!フルバトル!!!
Burn with Passion! Get Filled with Intensity! A Full Battle!!!
Oct 12 2019 Flag SMUL 33: A Timeless Encounter!
Satoshi: A Timeless Encounter!
Oct 19 2019 Flag SMUL 34: Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!
Pikachu's Exciting Expedition!
Oct 26 2019 Flag SMUL 35: Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!
Gladio and Lilie! Chasing a Father's Phantom!!
Jul 18

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai #1 Movie in Japan

Posted by Sunain | July 18th 2007 at 05:29 PM EDT
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The 10th Pokemon movie, Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai, ranked first in the Japanese box office for the first three days of its theatrical run.Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai

Released on July 14th nationwide in Japan, it has generated 1.13 billion (1,133,403,855 - U.S.$9.26 million) with 1,074,000 viewers. Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai has performed significantly better than last year's Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy. The wireless downloading of the uber Darkrai may have a lot to do with attendance numbers as speculated by movie.goo.ne.jp a Japanese movie ranking page.

Opening weekend revenue is up 71.8 percent from 660 million (U.S.$5.39 million) and viewership is up 75.7 percent from 611,272.

Top 4 movies this week in Japan:

1) Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai (Toho Co., Ltd. ) released: July 14th Out: 1week
2) Travelling Europe (Toho Co., Ltd.) Released: July 14th Out: 1week
3) DieHard 4.0 (FOX) Released: June 29th Out: 3weeks
4) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Disney Enterprises) release: May 25 Out: 8weeks

From Left to Right: Yuyama Kunihiko, Rica Matsumoto, Rosa Katō, Kōji Yamamoto, Kōji Ishizaka, Shōko Nakagawa, Kōichi Yamadera

Sources: Pokemon Palace Network & Goo
Jul 03

Pokemon Battle Revolution gets Poor Reviews

Posted by Sunain | July 3rd 2007 at 09:29 AM EDT
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The recently released Pokemon Battle Revolution for the Nintendo Wii has been panned by most of the gaming community as a poor game. Most Pokemon fans also agree with this assessment and in fact the game is a letdown and a step back from previous Pokemon console games like Pokemon Stadium and Stadium 2. Below are a few excerpts from some of the major game reviewing sites.

So what's the point of Battle Revolution, then, if all it does is duplicate a portion of the real Pokemon games in a less-fulfilling way? Honestly, not much. Those who have drained every last moment of enjoyment from the DS game might appreciate it as a way to eke a little more challenge from the experience. And really obsessive types might appreciate the fact that the announcer guy from the cartoon performs (highly repetitious) running commentary during in-game battles. Everyone else, though, will simply regard this as a waste of money.
Rating: 4.5/10 (Bad) 1UP Review: http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3160748

The real draw here should be competing with other players over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connect. Sadly, it's far too difficult to really get anything resembling a fulfilling online experience out of Pokemon Battle Revolution. Until Nintendo decides to give its online gamers leaderboards and true stat-tracking, this type of release can only be recommended to the most die-hard of Pokemon fans.
Rating: 3/5 (Fair) GameSpy Review: http://wii.gamespy.com/wii/pokemon-wii/800791p1.html

What is perhaps most disappointing about Pokemon Battle Revolution is its half-hearted job of making the fights look exciting. The Pokemon themselves, the trainers, and the colosseums all look good, if a bit aliased, but there's just no drama to the action. The game manages to make watching the trainers throw out the pokeballs look exciting, and some of the attacks have a good amount of flash. However, there are also a number of really plain-looking attacks, and those are the ones that you seem to see repeatedly. Most of all, the way the trainers interact the Pokemon in the ring just looks stagy and stiff, as if they're all just going through the motions. It's also worth noting that there's a ridiculous play-by-play announcer who goes from accidentally amusing to repetitive and grating within the first hour. Thankfully, he can be muted.
Rating: 5.5/10 (mediocre) GameSpot Review: http://www.gamespot.com/

Stadium-style Pokemon games have been around since 2000 on N64. We have watched the franchise become a worldwide phenomenon and seen its evolvution over four portable systems and three consoles. For whatever reason, however, Pokemon Battle Revolution takes a step back, actually removing content from older attempts, making the true "Stadium" experience a one-trick pony. Gone are the multiplayer mini-games, the ability to play the portable game on the big screen, the endless extra features, and overall "hub" feel of the console Pokemon experience. Pokemon Battle Revolution is neither a full-fledged RPG on Wii nor a fully-realized stadium effort, as the core of the game has been cut down to online or offline battles. The single player mode is a joke, there is a huge lack of true customization or depth, and the multiplayer mode while certainly appealing to core gamers offers very little beyond what DS had. You'll pay $50 for a stripped down seven-year-old design that offers worldwide random battles in place of a full-fledged RPG, voice chat, or any actual depth found in the handheld versions. For less money you can get well over 60 hours of gameplay on DS, and far more multiplayer (both local and online) anywhere you go. Pokemon Battle Revolution is a $50 loyalty tax for Wii Pokemon fans, and was far better seven years ago on Nintendo 64.
Rating: 5/10 (Meh) IGN Review: http://wii.ign.com/

Nintendo really letdown the majority of Pokemon fans who have been eagerly awaiting this game. Like many of the above reviews, we recommend that you rent this game and save your money for upcoming games like Super Smash Bros.
Jun 29

PM.net announces AnimeNext involvement

Posted by Sunain | June 29th 2007 at 11:59 AM EDT
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You've heard it right folks, yours truly is heading towards AnimeNext next weekend, and I will assure you that we will have extensive coverage (along with our affiliate Pokemon Palace Network). I have taken the liberty of creating a forum thread to hear your suggestions on which questions to ask the 6 former or current voice actors at the event. Positive questions are encouraged.

Forum Thread: Click Here

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Jun 28

Toy's R Us offers Buy 2 get 1 Free offer this week!

Posted by Sunain | June 28th 2007 at 01:20 PM EDT
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This week, Toy's R Us is offering a Buy 2 DS games special. If you buy two games at the same price you get a third equally price (or less than) DS game free. Until this Saturday, both online and in stores are offering this deal.

For those of you who have not purchased Diamond and Pearl, this is the week to buy it. If you buy both Diamond and Pearl you can get either Pokemon Trozei, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue or Pokemon Ranger for free.

Just add three games to your shopping cart and it will automatically set the third games price to free.

Source: http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=2255974
Jun 25

Online Gaming Storms onto Wii with Pokemon Battle Revolution

Posted by Sunain | June 25th 2007 at 02:39 PM EDT
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Epic Franchise Reaches Several Firsts

REDMOND, Wash., June 25, 2007 - Today's launch of Pokemon Battle Revolution heralds a number of firsts for Nintendo's hot-selling Wii video game system. Pokemon Battle Revolution is:

* The first online Wii game in the Americas.
* The first Pokemon game for Wii.
* The first Wii game to wirelessly link to Nintendo DS?.
* The first Wii game that lets players use their Nintendo DS as a controller.

Pokemon Battle Revolution is set to become a groundbreaking smash hit this summer.

In battles using NintendoR Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's wireless gaming service, players can use their Wii Remote to compete with friends after exchanging friend codes, or against players of comparable skill. The game automatically searches for other players who are online. The sights and sounds of the game bring the action to life as well: The beautiful graphics show each move in full detail, while the action is narrated by the same announcer from the Pokemon TV show.

The game contains a number of battle modes for different kinds of play. In Colosseum Battle Mode, players have 10 different Colosseums in which to stage their epic challenges. In Nintendo DS Battle Mode, players battle Pokemon that they have raised in their Nintendo DS PokemonR Diamond and PokemonR Pearl games. Up to four players can use their Nintendo DS systems as a wireless controller, which uses the same battle interface found in the DS games.

"Already more than 2 million copies of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl have sold in the United States alone," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "The arrival of Pokemon Battle Revolution brings those players a whole new set of challenges and, for the first time on Wii, online battles."

Online setup is extremely easy, even for novices. With a few clicks, players are instantly connected, whether they're using a Wii Remote or a Nintendo DS as a controller.

Trainers are fully customizable. Players can select one of three female or three male Trainers and outfit them with clothing, hats and glasses after earning points during competition. Players can even create personalized in-game text for their Trainers to use when they win or lose a battle.

Pokemon Battle Revolution, rated E for Everyone, launches June 25. For more information about the game, visit www.pokemon-games.com. The Official Nintendo Pokemon Battle Revolution Player's Guide is now available at retail.

Pokemon USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Pokemon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia which includes licensing, marketing, the Pokemon Trading Card Game, an animated TV series, home entertainment, the official Pokemon Web site and an online retail center www.pokemoncenter.com. Just coming off its 10th worldwide anniversary in 2006, Pokemon was launched in Japan in 1996 for play on Nintendo's Game BoyR and has since evolved into a global cultural phenomenon. Pokemon was introduced in North America in September 1998 and today is one of the most popular toy and entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo GameCube systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.4 billion video games and more than 409 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokemon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at www.Nintendo.com.

Source: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=12530
Jun 08

Pokemon Trading Figure Game to be released in North America on August 15th

Posted by Sunain | June 8th 2007 at 12:52 AM EDT
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The official website for the highly anticipated Pokemon Trading Figure Game (TFG) has announced that the game will be release in North America on August 15th. The game was released in Australia earlier this year.

Quoted from the Go-Pokemon website: "A brand new game from the creators of the Pokemon Trading Card Game, the Pokemon Trading Figure Game (TFG) lets you play with amazing new collectible figures of your favorite Pokemon!

Pokemon TFG - Charizard. Click for full size imageNext Quest, the first expansion of this incredibly cool game, will include more than 40 unique, high-quality figures. Each features an exciting new spinning mechanic that adds real action to your battles. It's easy to learn, and you'll be ready to battle in minutes.

You spin to see if you can knock out your opponent's Pokemon and send them back to the Pokemon Center. Play Trainer cards to give your Pokemon in the field an extra advantage. And reach your opponent's Goal first to prove you're a true Pokemon Master!"

Below is a frequently asked question list about the trading card game from the official site.

Who developed the Pokemon Trading Figure Game, and how long did it take?
The Pokemon Trading Figure Game (TFG) was designed by Mr. Tsunekaz Ishihara, a general producer for Pokemon and one of the designers of the popular trading card game (TCG), and by Mr. Koichi Oyama and Mr.Masayuki Miura. They spent the last few years preparing the game’s look and feel to ensure the best possible collectible trading figure game.

Why did we decide to make this game?
Collectors and players alike have been asking for a Pokemon collectible figure game for a long time; we’re just now able to give them a game that we feel meets Pokemon’s standards of collectibility and gameplay.

What’s cool or unique about this game?
The game comes with an awesome spinning mechanic for battles that players are going to love. It makes every battle different and provides many different combinations of Pokemon to build a team. The game is also extremely easy to learn, so players will be battling in minutes!

Pokemon TFG - Groudon. Click for full size image
How many Pokemon are in the initial release?
The first release has more than 40 figures, including some favorites like Pikachu and Charizard. We also have special Trainer figures.

What are the similarities or differences between the TFG and the TCG and the video game?
In each game, players can experience the strategies that come from training rare and powerful Pokemon that have a wide variety of attacks. The TFG takes the video game and the TCG to the next level by adding three-dimensional Pokemon to the battle--it really brings the Pokemon to life!

Who makes the figures?
Our figures are all sculpted by Kaiyodo Co. Ltd., of Japan, who have been making excellent models for over 40 years.

What kind of game is it?
It comes with a playmat and lots of figures--so, we see it as a collectible figure game, one that will keep growing with the release of expansions in the future. We suspect players will collect and display the figures almost as much as they battle with them!

Obviously this is a big new game for Pokemon fans and I know a lot of us here in North America have been awaiting its announcement. These are excellent figures and are a must for the Pokemon gamer and collector. For more information and pictures about the TFG, you can visit the links below.

TFG Links:
Featured Pokemon in the TFG: http://www.go-pokemon.com/tfg/figures/featured/
TFG Rulebook: http://www.go-pokemon.com/tfg/howtoplay/rulebook.html

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