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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)
Aug 16 2020 Flag PM2019 33: ポケモン交換しませんか?
Who Wants to Trade Pokémon?
Aug 23 2020 Flag PM2019 34: 孤高の戦士サイトウ!オトスパスの脅威!!
Saito, the Lone Warrior! The Otosupus Menace!!
Aug 30 2020 Flag PM2019 35: ピカチュウ、ゲットだぜ!!
I Got Pikachu!!
Sep 06 2020 Flag PM2019 36: サトシとゴウ、砂地獄から這い上がれ!
Crawl Out of the Sand Tomb, Satoshi and Go!
Sep 24 2020 Flag PLANET 7: ポケットモンスター オーロラからのメッセージ
Pocket Monsters: The Message From the Aurora
Dec 25 2020 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Apr 06

New Diamond and Pearl Title

Posted by Sunain | April 6th 2007 at 11:04 AM EDT
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Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl will air its 32nd ep, the 499th episode of the show as a whole depending on your numbering scheme, May 3rd, as announced in this months
Source: Newtype

DP 32, PM 499: Biikuin of the Amber Castle
Apr 04

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Kiosk Demo Arriving at Local Gaming Shops This Week

Posted by Sunain | April 4th 2007 at 09:31 PM EDT
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Some local gaming shops have now confirmed that the demo for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl has arrived. The demo should be available all over Canada and the United States within the next week. Below is a 5 minute clip from the demo.

Bring your Nintendo DS to your local participating game store and wirelessly download demos of the newest DS games! With the new DS Download Station, you can sample great games for your Nintendo DS and try before you buy. Use the store locator to find the nearest DS Download Station near you.

Thanks to gogodesu for allowing us to post this video.
Apr 04

Pokemon Diamond and Pearls marketing strategy lacking outside of Japan

Posted by Sunain | April 4th 2007 at 04:31 PM EDT
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After over 10 years as one of the world's most popular entertainment and gaming franchises, Pokemon video games are once again shattering sales even long after the Japanese launch.

In Japan, Pokemon Ranger was a vital part of the 4th Generation promotion, allowing users to receive the legendary Manaphy. Information regarding the Japanese launch of Pokemon Ranger was first published in the July 2005 issue of CoroCoro Comic Magazine. As expected, vague details were released, hinting that it was a game and a movie. The “official” Pokemon Ranger announcement came on as a short teaser at the end of the 8th Pokemon movie, over a half a year in advance, with further announcements each month in the popular CoroCoro magazine. Later, the game was promoted on TV during commercials, in magazines like CoroCoro, and even during the anime itself, as well as in the weekly Pokemon Sunday episodes. All of these advertisements showcased the fact that you needed Pokemon Ranger to get Manaphy if you wanted it in the upcoming Diamond and Pearl games.

In North America, however, Manaphy's code was promoted on Pokemon.com only two weeks prior to its release. Coming with no real promotion and without showing gamers why Pokemon Ranger was so important in the next generation of games, this resulted in lackluster North American sales. In Europe, the game will be released on April 13th 2007, only a week before the North American release of Diamond and Pearl. Such delays are inexcusable as this just forces users from those countries to import or pirate.

So to follow up on the 'successful' Pokemon Ranger advertising campaign in North America, we get the worst Pokemon commercial in history: an ad that would probably appeal more to the Japanese than American viewers with its 'Godzilla-like' style. In a 30 second commerical, there were barely 2 seconds of game footage! Watch the two clips below and decide for yourself which of the two is better.

To follow Pokemon's TV ad campaign, we get monthly magazine articles about the game in Nintendo Power, similar to the ones printed in CoroCoro and Famitsu. As Pokemon is now one of Nintendo's flagship franchises, you'd think they would print accurate information in their official publications, but unfortunately this isn't the case. In the April 2007 Nintendo Power (seen in the right picture), they announced the names of the two main Pokemon that Diamond and Pearl are based on. They mislabeled them by reversing the names. You'd think something that important would have been caught before publication. In the May issue of Nintendo Power they posted a correction notice. (See Below). So Palkia is actually Dialga?

As the Internet has now become one of the most popular ways to promote products, websites have become increasingly important in disseminating information to potential consumers. There are two official Pokemon websites for the Japanese versions of Diamond and Pearl, http://pokemon.kids.yahoo.co.jp/dp/ and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ Each week before the launch of the game, new information was posted about the game including: screenshots, videos, new pokemon, new moves, etc. This generated a ton of media hype for the upcoming games as visitors were eager to see what the new features would be. These websites were updated all the way up to launch and still get various updates months after the launch. In North America, there are also two official websites promoting the games, http://www.pokemon.com and http://www.pokemon-games.com/ Both of these sites are sorely lacking compared to their Japanese counterparts. Pokemon.com information is limited to just a handful of pages with screenshots from the Japanese game while pokemon-games.com has 2 wallpapers, the above 'Godzilla' commercial, and a few screenshots. With only 2 weeks till the game is launched, there is still a huge banner on the side saying the "Full Site Coming Soon". Great marketing there, the game will be out before the site is finished. Pokemon-games.com also has a feature that lets you click on Pokeballs to learn about some of the new Pokemon. It only lets you click on one Pokeball a day and then a message appears telling the visitor to return the next day to view another Pokeball. In theory this is a good idea to get people to return to the site each day, but a quick visit to any Pokemon fansite will let the user view all of the new Pokemon and game information in an easy-to-read format.

All this being said, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl will probably be the top-selling game of the year on any platform, so a major marketing commitment isn't required to sell these games. Marketing helped the hype in Japan for Diamond and Pearl but in North America there still doesn't seem to be too much hype for these new games. What the marketing should have been focusing on was getting all the previous Pokemon gamers that have moved on to other games back playing Pokemon. Also it should have focused on getting users that have never played a Pokemon game at all interested in Diamond and Pearl instead of focusing on the pre-order gifts.

Even within the fan base, alienation continues, as for the second time PokemonPalace.net's trivia quiz has ground to a halt as suddenly support is pulled at the last moment. A contest that could only have raised anticipation, and has to be worth a few smaller prizes at least in advertising. But no, somehow, it's better to dash people's hopes... I can't say I'm not disappointed...

So with only a few weeks till launch, we hope your getting excited as much as we are. We at #PocketMonsters are looking forward to online battles with great anticipation. Just don't get us started on these daft friends codes and connecting on WFC with MKDS.

We would love to hear your thoughts and comments on this article. Please feel free to comment on our forums by visiting this thread.
Mar 25

PM.net needs YOUR help

Posted by Sunain | March 25th 2007 at 01:32 AM EDT
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We are now looking for this REALLY rare CD in any form which you can provide. This CD contains many orchestrated BGM tracks and we'd be willing to negotiate a trade for pretty much anything. The preference would be to find a way to buy it, but MP3 128kbps+ with lossless compression i.e. FLAC preferred. We are willing to offer pretty much anything requested in trade, the better quality, the better offer.

You can email: [email protected] for more details or to negotiate.

This CD is the one we're looking for, from this concert

Only concert attendees (which were limited to people chosen in a random drawing from Club Nintendo and Pokemon Daisuki Club members) could purchase the CD for 860 yen. There were a total of 1775 invitees who could invite 1 guest each making a total possible circulation of 3550, probably far less.

Good luck, happy searching!
Mar 24

Released: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Setting Out: Pokemon Rescue Team Ganbarus!

Posted by Sunain | March 24th 2007 at 07:00 PM EDT
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go Getters Out of the Gate (Japanese: Setting Out: Pokemon Rescue Team Ganbarus!) is a special episode of the Pokemon anime. It was first broadcast in USA on September 8, 2006 on Cartoon Network.

Unlike previous special episodes, this does not take place in any continuity of the main storyline. Instead, the plot is based on the spinoff games Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. The story involves a young child turning into a Squirtle and teaming up with a Chikorita and Charmander to form a Rescue Team.

The other day, the Japanese version of the Mystery Dungeon special was posted on Yahoo Japan's Pokemon site. You can stream the episode by clicking the link below.

Entire Episode Pictures are available: Click Here
Download/Stream Link (1M connection): Click Here
Download/Stream Link (300k connection): Click Here

Be sure to check out the Imageboard for higher resolution pictures from this episode.

Also those of you working on the Mystery Dungeon Multi-Audio/Multi-Sub project can view its progress by visiting the forum thread here. This is similar to the Mastermind Project we released a couple months ago. If you are willing to help out on a language that is not listed, please post on the forum.
Mar 22

Prima Games Announces New Guides for Diamond and Pearl

Posted by Sunain | March 22nd 2007 at 05:50 AM EDT
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Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Prima Official Game Guide
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Prima Games (April 17, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0761556346
ISBN-13: 978-0761556343
Price: $11.55
Order: Amazon

In the Official Prima Game Guide to Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, you receive a large exclusive poster with exclusive Pokemon art. In addition, the guide includes a full walkthrough with maps. Each area of the new Sinnoh region will be comprehensively covered so players will be able to find all the new Pokemon.

Book Description
* Exclusive Poster - A large poster with exclusive Pokemon art.
* Full Walkthrough with Maps - Each area of the new Sinnoh region will be comprehensively covered so players will be able to find all the new Pokemon.

Pokemon 10th Anniversary Pokedex - Collector Edition
ISBN: 978-0-7615-5377-9 (0-7615-5377-0)
Retail Price(s): $24.99 U.S. / $32.95 Can.
Pages: 224

*Gigantic Pokedex with complete, up-to-date stats for over 380 Pokemon, spanning all games!
*Timeline poster that shows you the big dates in the Pokemon history!
*Completely updated Pokedex!
*The best ways to catch, breed, evolve, and trade your Pokemon
*Interview with Pokemon game developer offers a secret peek inside the world of Pokemon
*Huge appendix featuring detailed info on moves, HMs and TMs, Berries, and more
*The best ways to catch, breed, evolve, and trade your Pokemon

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