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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)
Oct 25 2020 Flag POKENCHI 260: 3時のヒロイン(ガラルのすがた)とは?/ ガラルゆめっち、ガラル麻貴、ガラルかなでが勝負をしかけてきた!
Who are 3ji no Heroine (Galar Form)? / The Residents are Challenged by Galar Yumecchi, Galar Maki and Galar Kanade!
Oct 30 2020 Flag PM2019 43: ソード&シールドⅡ ブラックナイト
Sword & Shield II: Black Night
Nov 05 2020 Flag TW 8: The Gathering of Stars
Nov 06 2020 Flag PM2019 44: ソード&シールドⅢ ムゲンダイナ
Sword & Shield III: Mugendaina
Nov 20 2020 Flag PM2019 46: バトル&ゲット!ミュウツーの復活
Battling & Getting! The Revival of Mewtwo
Nov 27 2020 Flag PM2019 47: ポケモンチャンピオン!大食い王決定戦!!
Pokémon Champion! The Battle of Big Eaters!!
Dec 25 2020 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Jul 24

GameStop's Pokemon Battle Revolution Competition Tainted by Cheaters

Posted by Sunain | July 24th 2007 at 02:55 PM EDT
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On Saturday July 21st, 2007, GameStop sponsored by Nintendo held a Pokemon Battle Revolution tournament in many of their stores across the United States. 1st place received a copy of Pokemon Battle Revolution (Wii) and a t-shirt, 2nd place received a Pokemon t-shirt while everyone that attended received a bookmark.

Many people are now reporting that the tournaments were marred with countless cheaters using Action Replay or PokeSav to adjust the stats and abilities of their Pokemon. It is unfortunate that people are willing to cheat in order to win but unfortunately Nintendo hasn't done much to stop it. Many people have discussed that they reported cheaters but to little or no response from the tournament hosts. Other people have also reported that some GameStop stores were in fact checking for Action Replayed Pokemon and not allowing them to participate in the tournament. Hopefully if more tournaments are held in the future, there will be more methods to disallow cheaters from participating.

We hope those of you that did go had a great time battling other Pokemon fans and didn't have a bad experience like some of these players had.

The following forums have some of the experiences that people had at the tournament.
Serebii PBR GameStop Tournament Thread: http://www.serebiiforums.com/
PokeCommunity PBR GameStop Tournament Thread: http://www.pokecommunity.com/
Jul 24

Pokemon 2nd and 4th in Canadian Video Game Sales

Posted by Sunain | July 24th 2007 at 02:06 AM EDT
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It's not very often that we get statistics for Canadian video game sales, so it makes these figures all the more exciting. These figures show that Pokemon is still very popular in Canada not just North American in general. WiiPlay, which is bundled with a Wiimote, was the best selling title in Canada for the first half of 2007.

Canadian Video Game Sales Up 61%

The best selling game isn't hockey!

The game industry is doing quite well up North as well. NPD data shows that total industry sales in Canada have reached $498 million, a 61 percent increase over the $310 million generated during the same time period last year.

NPD noted that "all categories experienced exponential growth" for the first half of 2007. Video game hardware sales (both console and portable) climbed to more than $205 million, representing a 111 percent increase year-over-year. Furthermore, combined video game software sales (portable and console) totalled $205.5 million, accounting for 46 percent of total industry sales in Canada.

The best selling game in Canada for the first six months of the year was Wii Play, followed by Pokemon Diamond, Xbox Value Pack, Pokemon Pearl and God of War II.

"The video game industry in Canada is strong and continues to perform extraordinarily well," said Darrel Ryce, Director of Technology and Entertainment, The NPD Group. "This marks the fifth consecutive mid-year time period in Canada when sales were higher than the same time period from the previous year. What is so exceptional about year-to-date 2007 is that the growth is so significant."
Source: http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/news/?id=16894
Jul 21

Pokemon Ad Bites WPIX

Posted by Sunain | July 21st 2007 at 04:43 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. WPIX New York is the latest to be fined by the FCC which says WPIX has to pay a $15,000 fine for violating its limits on TV advertising in kids shows eight times.


Pokemon Ad Bites WPIX

By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable

Another former WB affiliate has fallen victim to the GameBoy E-reader ad. The latest is WPIX(TV) New York, which the FCC says has to pay a $15,000 fine for violating its limits on TV advertising in kids shows eight times. Including in those eight violationg is six program-length commercials, five of which involved the Pokemon E-Reader ad.

The FCC has fined several stations tens of thousands of dollars for violations that included the Pokemon ad, which aired back in 2002 during a show that no longer exists--Pokemon--on a network that no longer exists--The WB. The FCC says that the appearance of a cartoon character in an advertisement that runs during a show that features that character, turns the whole show into an ad.. Since shows are about 22 minutes long and kids shows can have no more than 12 minutes of ads in an entire hour--10.5 on weekends--that becomes a major overage and, in the FCC's view, a serious violation.

In response to the finding, WPIX argued, as have several stations before it, that the appearance of the Pokemon character lasted less than a second and only included the letters "mon" on one of six fanned cards, with the Pokemon character not appearing at all or named in the audio. WPIX also used the argument, also tried before to no avail, that the FCC's ruling that a fleeting "Fuck Cops" sign on Amazing Race was not indecent was precedential.

The FCC was not convinced, saying "we believe that, in the context of the cognitive abilities of young children, there is the potential for confusion between the GameBoy commercial and the “Pokemon” program regardless whether any “Pokemon” character is depicted given the image of a “Pokemon” game card contained in the commercial and the consequent likelihood that children may associate it with the program."

The FCC also said, once again, that the indecency decision was not on point because it did not deal with "the co-mingling of program content and commercial matter."

The FCC has a benchmark of $10,000 for kids TV ad violations, which it can adjust up or down. It went up this time, citing the number of program-length commercials.

Source: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/109572-Pokemon_Ad_Bites_WPIX.php

Article edited on 2010-11-26 10:30:16 by Sunain
Jul 19

Pokemon Diamond #1 on the Australian charts

Posted by Sunain | July 19th 2007 at 02:11 PM EDT
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Pokemon Diamond on the Nintendo DS is the top selling game on any platform in Australia with Pokemon Pearl also in the third spot. According to GfK’s chart results, Nintendo platforms claim six of the ten positions on the chart. Seems Pokemon is still popular worldwide.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl for the Nintendo DS was released in Australia on June 21 and retails locally for A$69.95 ($58). To make voice chats easier, Nintendo also released the DS Headset (A$19.95). Pokemon Diamond and Pearl debuted in Japan in September last year, April in North America and will debut next week in most of Europe. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl have already sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

Source: MVC
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.

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