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)
Dec 04 2020 Flag PM2019 48: ほぼほぼピカチュウ危機一髪!
Almost Pikachu Crisis!
Dec 11 2020 Flag PM2019 49: コハルと不思議な不思議なイーブイ!
Koharu and the Really Mysterious Eievui!
Dec 25 2020 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Aug 13

'Pokemon Trainer' joins Super Smash Bros Brawl

Posted by Sunain | August 13th 2007 at 03:52 PM EDT
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No way! The Pokemon Trainer has finally arrived. And it looks like he doesn't do his fighting directly.

Instead, he uses the three Pokemon with him, 'Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard' to do the fighting for him. They swap out in a set order: Squirtle->Ivysaur->Charizard.

They all share the same damage meter, so they don't recover from damage during Pokemon Change. But they also have another stat, which you might call stamina. If you keep fighting with the same Pokemon, or if you change them out too often, it's not so good for the Pokemon. If you want to be a good Pokemon Trainer, you'll need to learn these kinds of ins and outs.

The Pokemon Trainer watches from the background. He needs to use his three Pokemon to fight. So the only ones who fight directly are the Pokemon. I guess you could say using this character is like playing three for the price of one! And the Pokemon Trainer uses a special move called Pokemon Change to switch between them.

Source: http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/index.html
Aug 11

The FCC Strikes Back!

Posted by Sunain | August 11th 2007 at 05:21 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. A couple weeks ago, we reported that WPIX New York was fined $15,000 by the for violating its limits on TV advertising in kids shows eight times. It appears that the FCC is continuing to fine other channels that aired thedreaded GameBoy E-Reader ad during the Pokemon anime.

Pokemon Strikes Again: FCC Fines Station

The Federal Communications Commission slapped a $12,000 proposed fine on KWSB-TV San Diego for violating its children's-TV ad limits.

The station volunteered in filing its license-renewal application in August 2006 that it inadvertently aired three program-length commercials, including the dreaded GameBoy E-Reader ad, and exceeded the limits by 90 seconds on another occasion.

The FCC has been cracking down on program-length commercials, fining stations for a fleeting glimpse of a Pokemon character in an ad that aired on the Pokemon show on the now-defunct WB. The commission said any appearance of a character from a cartoon show in an ad placed within that show turns the entire show into a commercial.

The station, as have others before, argued that an FCC ruling on fleeting profanity was a defense against the Pokemon appearance, but the FCC has said before that its decision that a profanity on a sign in the background of a Big Brother episode was not actionable is not on point.

The commission also admonished -- an official black mark in its file -- but did not fine two other stations for kids'-TV reporting violations. WSPX-TV Syracuse, N.Y., and WZMY-TV Derry, N.H., failed to inform electronic-program-guide publishers of the age ranges its kids' shows targeted, which is one of the FCC's children's-TV-reporting requirements.
Source: http://hd.broadcastnewsroom.com/
Aug 10

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Special to Air as part of Pokemon Sunday in September

Posted by Sunain | August 10th 2007 at 03:39 PM EDT
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The next installment of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon specials will air as part of the 152nd episode of Pokemon Sunday on September 9th. The first special first aired in the United States as part of the Mystery Dungeon DS/GBA game launch celebration and it later aired online in Japanese. This time the special stars Pochama and Hikozaru. Below are some screenshots from the upcoming special from the official site.

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/dungeon/
Aug 08

Pikachu the Live Concert

Posted by Sunain | August 8th 2007 at 01:07 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Diamond and Pearl
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On August 7th 2007, the Tokyo International Forum hosted three Pikachu the Live - Pokémon Movie 10th Anniversary Commemoration Summer Vacation Family Concert (ピカチュウ・ザ・ライブ ポケモン映画10周年記念 なつやすみファミリーコンサート) concerts featuring music from Pokémon movies. The show was hosted by Kōichi Yamadera (山寺宏一) and Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香) with guest performances from Shōko Nakagawa (中川翔子), Asuca Hayashi (林明日香), Sowelu, Akiyoshi Fumie (あきよしふみえ) and Gurin (グリン). The concerts were at: 10:00a.m., 1:00p.m. and 4:00p.m. JST and the ticket prices were 4,200 yen for adults and 3,600 yen for children.

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The orchestra was conducted by Mr. Shinji Miyazaki (宮崎慎二) who composed most of the music from the latest movie Dialga VS. Palkia VS. Darkrai and is well known for his music work for the Pocket Monsters anime series.

Artist List in Order of Performance:

Each concert was about an hour and a half long with a brief intermission. While there was a full orchestra there preforming a lot of back ground music pieces from the movie and tv show, a lot of the vocal performances had recorded music which the artist sang to. It's unfortunate that all the songs could not have a fully orchestrated performance. Rica Matsumoto was the highlight of the concert with her amazing singing performances and her co-hosting of the concert.

Together which has a lot of synthesized music sounded like the karaoke version from the CD was played and Akiyoshi Fumie just sang along. Akiyoshi Fumie returned to sing Together2007 to close the concert while the other cast members on stage sang along while the audience was motioned to sing the 'Yay yay yay yay!!' chorus.

Many Pokémon fans agree that the best Pokémon song ever is Chiisakii Mono from Movie 6 sung by Asuca Hayashi. When she originally sang the Chiisakii Mono she was only 14 years old. Her voice has changed significantly since the original recording but she still managed to sing it quite well. It was interesting to note that her singing voice sounded a lot older than her spoken voice. She has definitely matured over the last 4 years.

This concert was one of the rare instances where Pokémon fans could hear the original artists sing some of the songs from the Pokémon anime and Movies live. There were video cameras setup at the concert, so hopefully a DVD is in the process of being created and will be released.

Images from the concert are available on the imageboard thread.

Article edited on 2012-02-13 04:48:15 by Sunain
Aug 06

Pokemon Launches Long-Anticipated Trading Figure Game in North America

Posted by Sunain | August 6th 2007 at 02:16 PM EDT
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BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pokemon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in trading card games, today announced the U.S. release of the Pokemon Trading Figure Game (TFG), slated to hit stores on September 19. This marks the latest milestone in the Pokemon collectible gaming evolution since the release of the phenomenally successful Pokemon Trading Card Game in Japan in 1996. The first set of figures released will include more than 40 popular Pokemon characters and Trainer figures; select booster sets will include Pokemon from the recent Pokemon Trading Card Game: Diamond & Pearl release.

Gameplay includes a dynamic spinning mechanism for each Pokemon that lets players send their figures into battle against one another in an entirely new way. By mixing and matching figures, players can expand their battle choices right from the beginning, encouraging a similar sport and strategy as practiced in the world-renowned Pokemon Trading Card Game. The TFG is easy to learn and play, and is appropriate for players age eight and older.

"Pokemon fans reacted with great enthusiasm to early previews in the U.S.," said Tsunekaz Ishihara, president and CEO, The Pokemon Company, and co-creator of both the TFG and the original Pokemon Trading Card Game. "The high quality of the figures, the collectible nature of the game, and the exciting mechanism for battle were all very popular with players of all ages. We feel we have created a truly distinctive game that will carry on Pokemon's tradition of excellence."

The two Pokemon TFG starter sets include basic rules that will have fans playing in minutes: a two-player arena playmat, Trainer cards, and four different dynamic figures, including a Trainer figure. Boosters will expand gameplay and add new figures and Trainer cards to players' collections. The starter sets will be priced at $14.99 and the boosters at $3.49 for one figure, $6.99 for two figures (including a random mystery figure) and a Trainer card, and $9.99 for three figures, including a random mystery figure and one of three special promo figures (Chimchar, Piplup, or Turtwig) from the Diamond & Pearl release as well as a Trainer card. Future expansions-with additional popular Pokemon to increase the possibilities for battles-are under development.

Figures were sculpted with care by Kaiyodo Co., Ltd., of Osaka, Japan, which has been a manufacturer of original, limited-edition assembly-type plastic models for more than 40 years. In addition to the upcoming Pokemon TFG, Kaiyodo produces a wide variety of other popular model lines for enthusiasts all over the world.

For more information and updates on the Pokemon TFG, fans can visit
Jul 30

Nintendo Announces that Pokemon Diamond&Pearl have sold 10 Million Copies

Posted by Sunain | July 30th 2007 at 01:28 PM EDT
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Nintendo has just announced that over ten million copies of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl have been sold since the titles were release in September 2006. Last week the games were released in Europe which should drive sales even higher. Nintendo also announced that more than 1 million games were sold within the first five days in Europe.

Here are some facts from the First half of this year:
-In June alone, Nintendo DS was the top-selling video game system overall with nearly 608,000 units sold in the United States and Canada combined (562,000 United States, 46,000 Canada).
- The three best-selling games in the United States for all of 2007 are for Nintendo systems: Pokemon Diamond, Wii Play and Pokemon Pearl.

Top Selling Games in June:
1. Mario Party 8 (Wii) - 426,000
2. Wii Play (Wii) - 291,200
3. Pokemon Diamond (DS) - 288,400
4. Pokemon Pearl (DS) - 214,700

These figures show that Pokemon was the best selling game franchise in June 2007. So how long until Pokemon Diamond and Pearl overtakes Mario as the best selling video franchise of all time?

Source: Famitsu
Source: nintendoworldreport.com

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