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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)
Nov 16 2019 Flag SMUL 38: Battling Besties!
Mao and Suiren! A Fully Powered Battle of Friendship!!
Nov 17 2019 Flag PM2019 1: ピカチュウ誕生!
Pikachu is Born!
Nov 23 2019 Flag SMUL 39: The Battlefield of Truth and Love!
Musashi VS Kojiro! A Battlefield of Love and Truth!!
Nov 24 2019 Flag PM2019 2: サトシとゴウ、ルギアでゴー!
On Lugia They Go, Satoshi and Go!
Nov 30 2019 Flag SMUL 40: Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!
Overcome Junaiper!
Dec 01 2019 Flag PM2019 3: フシギソウってフシギだね?
Fushigisou is Quite Mysterious, Don't You Think Sou?
Dec 07 2019 Flag SMUL 41: Battling on the Wing!
A Birdacious Battle! Brave Bird VS Sky Attack!!
Dec 08 2019 Flag PM2019 4: 行くぜガラル地方!ヒバニーとの出会い!!
Let's Go to the Galar Region! An Encounter with Hibanny!!
Dec 14 2019 Flag SMUL 42: The Road to the Semifinals!
Everyone's Fully Powered! The Road to the Semifinals!!
Dec 15 2019 Flag PM2019 5: カビゴン巨大化!?ダイマックスの謎!!
Kabigon Grows Gigantic?! The Mystery of Daimax!!
Dec 21 2019 Flag SMUL 43: The Final Four!
The Semifinals! Kaki VS Gladio!!
Dec 22 2019 Flag PM2019 6: ポケモン大量ゲットだぜ!ミュウへの道!!
I'm Gonna Get a Ton of Pokémon! The Road to Mew!!
Dec 28 2019 Flag SMUL 44: Getting Down to The Ire!
Rising Fire! More Than One Rival!!
Jan 12 2020 Flag PM2019 8: 負けるなポッチャマ!シンオウ地方の流氷レース!!
Don't Give In, Pochama! An Ice Floe Race in the Sinnoh Region!!
Jan 19 2020 Flag PM2019 9: あの日の誓い!ジョウト地方のホウオウ伝説!!
The Pledge We Made That Day! The Houou Legend of the Jouto Region!!
Jan 27

Darkrai.com Launches

Posted by Sunain | January 27th 2008 at 01:41 PM EST
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Darkrai.com launched Saturday evening unveiling news about Darkrai for the TCG, the anime and the video game. As a subsidiary of Pokemon.com, Darkrai.com is an all flash website designed to focus only on this newly revealed Pokemon.

Screenshots, a teaser trailer and the logo 'The Rise of Darkrai' are all available to view on the site. Move information and a few Diamond and Pearl in-game screenshots of Darkrai were also posted. The TCG card for Darkrai was posted earlier in the week on Go-Pokemon.com but information on it is also available on Darkrai.com now.

The site isn't without its problems. Like Pokemon.com, the site is completely done in Flash. The site takes a minute or so to download, requires people to have Flash installed on their computer, and it renders slow on many older machines. The site even has 'content' that shouldn't have been posted. In the Video Game section of the site, a sentence which looks like it was from a private email to the webmaster was posted and it even has a typo. It reads, "Whne its done, go ahead and make it live." Obviously the sites launch was rushed.

You can visit the offical Darkrai.com site by clicking here.
Jan 26

'Pokemon Movie 10 - The Rise of Darkrai' announced on Cartoon Network

Posted by Sunain | January 26th 2008 at 02:17 AM EST
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Fried Dynamite announced on Friday evening that the tenth Pokemon Movie will be airing on Cartoon Network in March. The tenth Pokemon Movie English dub is entitled "The Rise of Darkrai". Many fans had speculated that the English dub version of the movie would keep the same title as the Japanese version which is "Dialga VS. Palkia VS. Darkrai". An exact air date has yet to be announced. A DVD release can also be expected soon after the airing of the movie.
Jan 25

Pokemon TCG expansion, Diamond & Pearl - Great Encounters reveals Darkrai

Posted by Sunain | January 25th 2008 at 07:24 PM EST
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Pokemon USA, Inc. today announced the latest Pokemon Trading Card Game expansion, Diamond & Pearl - Great Encounters, will be released on February 13th. The expansion features more than 100 cards, including more brand-new Pokemon cards for players to collect and three legendary Pokemon with powerful new attacks.

Latest Card Release Reveals Powerful Diamond & Pearl Pokemon to Seek, Find, and Catch


In Great Encounters, many incredible Pokemon come together to battle in an epic confrontation that will be a triumph for Trainers everywhere. Who will stand victorious? Dialga? Palkia? Or is it Darkrai, a new Legendary Pokemon who rises up from the darkness? With more brand-new Pokemon cards, more Pokemon LV. X, and a titanic clash of some of the most powerful Pokemon ever, Great Encounters is every player’s chance to encounter greatness.

The Pokemon TCG: Diamond & Pearl - Great Encounters expansion will be available in three 60-card theme decks - Eternal Time, Endless Night, and Infinite Space - as well as in booster packs. Theme decks, priced at $11.99, include a unique coin, an updated rulebook, card list, one-player playmat, and damage counters. Each booster pack, priced at $3.79, features 10 randomly inserted game cards.

Meet Darkrai (Great Encounters, 4/106), a pitch-black Pokemon known to lull people to sleep and make them dream during nights of the new moon. Making its grand debut in Diamond & Pearl - Great Encounters, Darkrai is a Darkness-type Basic Pokemon with great attacks and high HP. Its powerful Sleep Hole attack delivers 40 damage to the Defending Pokemon, plus 40 more damage if the Defending Pokemon is Asleep. If the Defending Pokemon is not Asleep, the attack causes it to be Asleep. Either way, your opponent won't be pleased with the outcome. Darkrai's entry into the Pokemon universe will definitely shake things up with a surplus of shadowy new strategies to explore.
Sources: http://www.go-pokemon.com/
Jan 25

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl 64 - Gliscor and Gligar! Getting Through the Maze of Wind!

Posted by Sunain | January 25th 2008 at 06:58 PM EST
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Gliscor and Gligar! Getting Through the Maze of Wind! is the 64th episode of Diamond & Pearl. It aired in Japan on January 24, 2008.

While training in a town, a Gliscor with a crowd of Gligar attack the group, stealing their lunch before flying away. Officer Jenny comers up with a plan to capture them and return them to their forest.



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Jan 25

PokemonCenter.com has announced it will close Jan. 31.

Posted by Sunain | January 25th 2008 at 06:53 PM EST
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The official Pokemon Center website which serves the United States announced this week that it would be closing permanently on January 31st 2008. There was only one actual Pokemon Center in the USA and it was located at Rockefeller Center in New York City. This store closed down in February 2005 and was replaced by the Nintendo World store. The Nintendo World Store opened in the same location and continues to sell Pokemon merchandise.

The closing of the Official Pokemon Center Online store was a huge surprise for many American Pokemon fans as it was one of the only places to get official merchandise. To many Pokemon fans outside of the USA, the closing isn't much of a surprise considering the site would only ship to American customers. Many people have speculated that the policy of shipping only to the USA was it's downfall.

Pokemon USA has announced that they will now focus on selling Pokemon merchandise through 'major retailers'. Target, WalMart, and Toysrus are currently selling Pokemon merchandise, but it is unknown if they will expand their selection.

Below is an excerpt from the Pokemon Center FAQ:



Q: Why is PokemonCenter.com closing?
A: PokemonUSA, Inc. has decided to sell Pokemon merchandise exclusively through its retail partners.

Q: Where can I purchase Pokemon merchandise?
A: Pokemon merchandise can still be purchased online or at stores of major retailers.

Q: How much longer can I place orders?
A: Orders can be placed through January 31st, 2008 at 11:59PM EST. They will be shipped and processed following our standard shipping policies. If any item ordered is unavailable we will cancel that item from your order and credit your card.

Q: Can I still return an item that I purchased?
A: Product that meets our usual return standards can be returned if postmarked by February 21st, 2008. This includes all orders placed from now through January 31st. Please see our Returns Policy for further information.

Q: What happens to my store credit?
A: In some instances, you may have received a store credit as a courtesy. You may still use any open store credit through January 31st.

Q: What if I have a question regarding my order?
A: Please see Contact Us for details.


Sources: http://www.pokemoncenter.com/page/customerservice
Jan 17

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl 63 - The Urimoo Trio and the Hot Spring Battle!

Posted by Sunain | January 17th 2008 at 01:37 PM EST
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The Urimoo Trio and the Hot Spring Battle! is the 63rd episode of Diamond & Pearl. It aired in Japan on January 17, 2008.

Satoshi and his friends stops at a Hot Spring managed by a childhood friend of Hikari, Yumomi. Two are happy to meet again, but when Hikari and her friends want to go to hot springs, they realize there isn't any water.



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