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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)
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 38: Restore and Renew!
The Colossal Restoration and the Fossil Pokémon!
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 39: Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!
Satoshi VS Saito! Overcome Octolock!!
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 40: A Crackling Raid Battle!
VS Thunder! Legendary Raid Battle!!
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 41: Pikachu Translation Check... Up to Your Neck!
Operation: Dub Pikachu / Half Numacraw
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 42: Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald!
Sword & Shield I: Slumbering Weald
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 43: Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!
Sword & Shield II: Black Night
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 44: Sword and Shield: From Here to Eternatus!
Sword & Shield III: Mugendaina
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 46: Getting More Than You Battled For!
Battling & Getting! Mewtwo Comes Back
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 47: Crowning the Chow Crusher!
Pokémon Champion! The Battle of Big Eaters!!
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 45: Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!
Sword & Shield IV: The Ultimate Sword and Shield
Mar 05 2021 Flag PJ 48: A Close Call... Practically!
Almost Pikachu Crisis!
Mar 05 2021 Flag PM2019 58: パニック!ゴクリン球!! / カモンカムカメカメレース!
Panic! Gokulin Balls!! / Come On, Kamukame Turtle Race!
Mar 12 2021 Flag PM2019 59: 迷子のサルノリ!トレーナーは誰だ!?
The Lost Sarunori! Who is its Trainer?!
Mar 19 2021 Flag PM2019 60: めざせネギマスター!つらぬけ騎士道!!
Aim to Become Leek Master! Stay With Me, Chivalry!!
Mar 26 2021 Flag PM2019 61: おまかせ!プラスルマイナン便利屋さん!!
Leave It To Us! The Plusle and Minun Handymen!
Oct 16

Movie 10 surpasses 5 Billion yen in box office sales

Posted by Sunain | October 16th 2007 at 04:54 PM EDT
Tags: Anime
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Toho celebrates sweetest ever September

TOKYO -- Toho, Japan's number one distribution and exhibition company, has had its best-ever Box office September in its 75-year history, the company announced on Monday. Also boosting the Toho bottom line in September are "Monkey Magic," a Fuji TV kiddie fantasy that has earned Y4.3 billion ($36.7 million), the latest "Pokemon" toon, which has passed the Y5 billion ($42.7 million) milestone, and the TBS weeper "Closed Note," which is expected to finish with more than Y1.5 billion ($12.8 million) despite being dissed by star in Erika Sawajiri in a widely reported -- and vilified -- opening day stage appearance.

Despite these and other hits, Toho's total for the first nine months of the year, Y42 billion, ($361 million), is down 18.4 percent compared with the same period in 2006 -- when Japanese pics grabbed more than a 50 percent market share for the first time in 21 years.

Source: http://www.varietyasiaonline.com/

Article edited on2012-01-04 05:11:30 bySunain
Oct 15

Pokemon now ranking in the Top 5 action figure brands in Canada

Posted by Sunain | October 15th 2007 at 05:20 PM EDT
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Pokemon Pandemonium is Back for Holiday 2007

...now ranked in Top 5 action figure brands, total Pokemon sales in Canada are expected to almost triple this year...

TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Pokemon(R), the global pop culture phenomenon that created a frenzy when it hit Canada in 1998, is back, and it's resurging with significant speed with a new generation of fans. With the new broadcast of the 10th television season entitled Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl on YTV this fall, Canadian sales of new Pokemon merchandise are expected to escalate even further.

The Pokemon brand in Canada is expected to reach $30-million in retail sales in 2007 which represents double and, in some categories, triple the business it did in 2006 - including sales of video games, the Pokemon Trading Card Game, toys, home decor, and apparel. This resurgence was fuelled by this spring's launch of the Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl video games for the Nintendo(TM) DS, featuring more than 100 new Pokemon characters, and the introduction of a new expansion of the Pokemon Trading Card Game in May.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are the fastest-selling video games in the history of the series, with worldwide sales in excess of 10 million games, and Pokemon Trading Card Game sales up an astounding 300 per cent.

"Pokemon is a classic in the world of video games - since it launched the brand has always been among our top selling video games," said Nintendo of Canada vice-president and general manager Ron Bertram. "The two key drivers behind the wild success of the Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl video games are the renewed popularity of the brand, and the extraordinary nature of game play that is enjoyed by longtime fans of Pokemon, plus a whole new generation of kids." According to NPD, Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl video games are the top two selling portable video games in 2007 to date.

Already a top-rated program on Cartoon Network in the U.S., the Canadian debut on YTV of the 10th season of the animated TV series called Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl, is generating impressive ratings since its start on September 28.

"Pokemon toys started the year off within the top 10 most popular action figures, and then the momentum of the launch of the Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl video games nearly tripled sales of toys and catapulted Pokemon into the top five action figure brands," said Eddie Hayden, Director Marketing, JAKKS Pacific, Inc., a multi-brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products including Pokemon products. "As a result of this new wave of Poke-mania, we're working around-the-clock to make sure we have enough toys to fill the influx of Holiday 2007 orders from Canadian retailers."

Pokemon is the collective name for the 490 characters that one can find, catch, train, trade, collect and use in battle against rivals in the quest to become a Pokemon Master. After launching in Japan in 1996, Pokemon came to North America in 1998. Its arrival spurred a shopping frenzy that is still remembered by an entire generation of kids and their parents.

"A large assortment of Pokemon product is available at Toys R Us Canada," said Joe Ferraro, Divisional Merchandise Manager for Toys "R" Us Canada. "The new Pokemon entertainment and toy products coming to market are fresh and compelling to kids."

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl introduce a new generation of fans to a new generation of Pokemon, featuring over 100 new characters hailing from the region of Sinnoh - a new land of blue lakes, mysterious forests and snowy hills.

Pokemon merchandise is available at major retailers across Canada.
Source: http://www.newswire.ca
Oct 14

Pokemon Fan Volume 1 Magazine - October 16, 2007

Posted by Sunain | October 14th 2007 at 02:14 PM EDT
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Pokemon Fan Magazine is a new magazine completely dedicated to Pokemon that will be released in Japan this week. Pokemon Fan Volume 1 covers the animated cartoon Pocket Monster Diamond & Pearl, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Time Exploration Team, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Darkness Exploration Team and Pokemon Battrio. The first issue of the magazine will go on the market on October 16. The price is 580 yen. (including tax)

Source: http://netkun.com/pokemon_fan/

Oct 14

The All New Pokemon Trading Figure Game Spins into Action

Posted by Sunain | October 14th 2007 at 01:45 PM EDT
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The wait to "Spin 'Em All" is now officially over!

Pokemon Trading Card Game fans, get ready to experience an entirely new way to play with your favorite Pokemon. The all-new Pokemon Trading Figure Game lets you catch amazing new collectible figures of your favorite Pokemon characters!

Available now, Pokemon TFG: Next Quest features more than 40 unique, high-quality figures, including some secret figures available only in booster packs. Each incredibly detailed figure was crafted by Kaiyodo, master model-makers of Japan.

The Pokemon TFG features a brand-new spinning mechanism that adds real excitement to battle and is easy to learn. You can mix-and-match rare Pokemon with your common ones on the battlefield or collect all figures to expand your battle choices. You'll be playing action-packed games in minutes!

Begin your adventure with the Pokemon TFG: Next Quest set, available now! Learn more below ...

Next Quest Flamethrower Starter Set
(Contains Charizard, Treecko, Meowth, 1 Trainer figure with bases; 2-sided playmat; 2-sided collector's sheet; rulebook; 3 Trainer cards)

Next Quest Riptide Starter Set (Contains Feraligatr, Murkrow, Pikachu, 1 Trainer figure with bases; 2-sided playmat; 2-sided collector's sheet; rulebook; 3 Trainer cards)

Next Quest 1-Figure Booster Pack (Contains 1 visible Pokemon figure with base)

Next Quest 2-Figure Booster Pack (Contains 1 visible Pokemon figure with base; 1 secret figure with base; 1 Trainer card)

Next Quest 3-Figure Booster Pack (Contains 1 visible Pokemon figure with base; 1 secret figure with base; 1 Diamond & Pearl promo figure with base; 1 Trainer card)
Source: http://www.go-pokemon.com/
Oct 13

Is Manaphy missing from your National Pokedex?

Posted by Sunain | October 13th 2007 at 01:26 PM EDT
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If you missed the recent Manaphy event, you've still got another chance to catch this Legendary Pokemon! Throughout the month of October, the Nintendo World Store in New York City's Rockefeller Center is sponsoring fun Pokemon activities and giveaways-including the distribution of Manaphy!

First of all:
  • You must have a Nintendo DS, and an English version of either Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl.
  • You will also need to make sure you have obtained the Pokedex.
  • Make sure you don't have more than 2 Wonder Cards. If you do, you'll need to delete 1 to make room.
  • You can only get 1 Manaphy on each Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl Game Card.
This spectacular Manaphy also includes:
Held item: Red Scarf
Poke Ball: Cherish Ball
Moves: Heart Swap, Water Pulse, Whirlpool, Acid Armor
Note: This specific Manaphy cannot be deposited on the Global Trade Station.

Sources: http://www.pokemon-games.com/ & PDF
Oct 12

Movie 11 Production Team continues location hunting - Visits Sognefjord in Norway

Posted by Sunain | October 12th 2007 at 03:23 PM EDT
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The Official Pokemon Movie website has been updated. This week they have posted more information about their visit to Norway.

Traveling to Sognefjord
The weather wasn't very good, so the team didn't leave immediately. They left after lunch before embarking on a ship that sails through the fjord. They were lucky enough to see a rainbow and they thought it looked exactly the same as they drew them in the Pokemon anime.

The weather got better and the location hunting team had the cameras rolling while on the ship. However, the blowing wind is quite strong. "Sognefjord" is longest and deepest fjord in the world.

Small town Sogngal
Location hunting team had traveled from Bergen to the town of Sogngal. While there Yuyama and Shinji Miyazaki played billiards, however, 'Jet lag' seemed to affect their play.

Article Translated from: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/rokehan/
Links: Sognefjord
#PM Google Map of the Production Journey so far: Maps.Google.com

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