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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)
Feb 22 2020 Flag SMUL 52: From Z to Shining Z!
The Greatest Z in Alola! Kapu-Kokeko VS Pikachu!!
Feb 23 2020 Flag PM2019 14: 初イッシュ地方!遺跡でレイドバトル!!
The First Visit to the Isshu Region! Raid Battle at the Ruins!!
Feb 29 2020 Flag SMUL 53: Dreaming of the Sun and Moon!
The Sun, the Moon and Everyone's Dreams!
Mar 01 2020 Flag PM2019 15: 雪の日、カラカラのホネはどこ?
Snow Day: Where is Karakara's Bone?
Mar 07 2020 Flag SMUL 54: Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!
Thank You, Alola! Respective Departures!!
Mar 08 2020 Flag PM2019 16: 呪われたサトシ…!
Satoshi Has Been Cursed...!
Jul 10 2020 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Dec 14

Magical Christmas with Pikachu and Friends at M Malls!

Posted by Sunain | December 14th 2018 at 12:41 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Merchandise, Plushies
Comments: 0
The Pokémon Company has announced further details of their AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza promotion which is taking place from November 16th, 2018 until December 31st, 2018 in Singapore. Depending on how much people spend at the malls, they can get special Christmas related gifts such as gift wrapping, game booklet, tumblers and an exclusive Christmas plushie.


Magical Christmas with Pikachu and Friends at M Malls!

This Christmas, find your favourite Pokémon at M Malls!

Shoppers can expect live appearances by Pikachu and Eevee, thematic activities and larger-than-life festive Pokémon décor at AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza.

For the first time, Eevee is joining Pikachu in Singapore for a special dance parade. In addition, shoppers get a chance to meet & greet Pikachu and Santa’s Helpers for a photo opportunity!

Shoppers can also:
1. Redeem a set of exclusive Pokémon-themed gift wrapper and game booklet with $80 spent ($120 at NTUC Fairprice / FairPrice Xtra / FairPrice Finest).
2. Redeem the Limited Edition Pokémon Tumblers with every $160 spent ($240 at NTUC FairPrice / FairPrice Xtra) – in a maximum of 3 combined same-day receipts, at the same mall. There will be 6 exclusive designs to collect, whilst stocks last!
3. Spend $300 ($450 at FairPrice Xtra / FairPrice Finest) to redeem a special Pokémon Christmas plushie exclusive to M Malls only – in a maximum of 4 combined same-day receipts, at the same mall. There will be 2 exclusive designs to collect, whilst stocks last!

Source: https://sg.portal-pokemon.com/topics/event/181213120113_post_9.html

Article edited on 2018-12-14 12:50:22 by Sunain
Dec 14

Movie 22 Website Updates

Posted by Adamant | December 14th 2018 at 01:26 AM EST
Tags: Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Trailer Coming Soon!!

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/
Dec 13

Pokémon GO - Developer Insights: Scaling Challenges for Trainer Battles

Posted by Sunain | December 13th 2018 at 09:41 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Trainer Battles recently launched in Pokémon GO and Niantic has posted a developer blog with some information on how they created Trainer Battles for the game.


Pokémon GO - Developer Insights: Scaling Challenges for Trainer Battles

Alongside catching Pokémon and trading them with friends, there’s perhaps no greater hallmark of the core Pokémon experience than battling other Trainers. While Trainers have been able to participate competitively in Gym battles and cooperatively in Raid Battles thus far, we’re proud that Trainer Battles will be available to Trainers starting today.

When it comes to creating a fun and engaging Trainer Battle experience, we had to strike a careful balance. On one hand, we wanted the system to be easy and straightforward enough for any Trainer—even someone relatively unfamiliar with the mechanics of Pokémon video games. At the same time, we wanted to create a unique competitive experience that gave Trainers who are passionate about battle an avenue to create complex strategies. We accomplished this balance by implementing Trainer Battle Leagues and creating even more opportunities for Trainers to build battle strategies.

Even if you’re a casual Trainer who hasn’t been cultivating Pokémon with unique prowess in battle, you can participate in a Trainer Battle League that allows for engaging play. Capping the CP on the Pokémon eligible to battle helps to set a more even playing field. Additionally, the Trainer Battle Leagues all carry the same rewards and give to both participants equally. Trainers who feel more comfortable playing with lower-CP Pokémon or who are still learning the ground rules of Trainer Battles will not be penalized in any way. Of course, those looking for a challenge will be able to show their strength in the Master League, which has no limits on the CP of Pokémon that can battle!

Leagues aren’t just for new-player accessibility. Fans of previous Pokémon video games know that restrictions on allowed Pokémon change the competitive landscape drastically. Since the Master League allows the most-powerful Pokémon to operate at full strength, winning strategies may involve powerful Legendary Pokémon and clever counters. Compare this to the Great League—the CP limitation means almost every Pokémon is on an even CP playing field. This means a huge number of Pokémon all need to be considered, so winning strategies may revolve more heavily around creative type matchups and surprising your opponent with the unexpected.

In designing Trainer Battles, we wanted to emphasize the importance of strategy. For example, battle updates that accompany Trainer Battles will increase type-effectiveness bonuses, and Trainers will be able to unlock an additional Charged Attack for their Pokémon to increase their versatility in battle. Changes like these enable Trainers to think more creatively in order to beat their opponent in a fast-paced format that is unique to Pokémon GO. Do you want to create a team that’s optimized to counter Pokémon most commonly used among friends? Or do you create a team that has diverse moves that cover more types? Exactly which Charged Attacks do you want your Pokémon to have? Which do you think your opponent has? These are just a few of the many questions we believe Trainers will mull over when picking their ideal Pokémon battle party, creating an interesting and diverse landscape of local metagames.

More holistically, we’re happy to say that Trainer Battles build upon Pokémon GO’s emphasis on encouraging in-person social interaction, with only Ultra Friends and Best Friends having the ability to battle remotely.” We hope that Trainers will be able to construct their own competitions, based on their local metagame and play patterns, to suit their needs. We can’t wait to see the stories from local groups, meet Ace Trainers and Veterans, and see how the feature grows within the community. After all, the ideal meta gameplay will be discovered by the players, not by us. We’ll be keeping an eye on the game balance as well!

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm for this feature. We’ve brought several exciting features to Pokémon GO this year—Field and Special Research, friends and trading, and Adventure Sync—and we’re excited to cap 2018 off with yet another brand-new way to enjoy Pokémon GO. Like always, we have plenty more in store as we head into the new year. Stay tuned!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/trainerbattles-devinsights

Article edited on 2018-12-13 09:42:05 by Sunain
Dec 12

Snorlax EZ-Charm

Posted by Sunain | December 12th 2018 at 11:42 PM EST
Tags: Merchandise
Comments: 0
The Pokémon Company and EZ-Link have released a Snorlax EZ-Link charm in Singapore. EZ-Charms are the latest form of contact-less technology developed by EZ-Link. Representing a breakthrough in form factor, this technology has opened up new possibilities for the future! Functioning in exactly the same way as an existing ez-link card, EZ-Charms can be used on public transits such as buses, trains and taxis and even on retail and vending outlets which accepts EZ-Link for payment!

The dimension of the EZ-Charm Snorlax are approximately 6.5cm length x 5.5cm height x 3.5cm width and costs SGD 29.90. An Imageboard thread with more pictures of the charm has been created.


Source: https://www.lazada.sg/products/pokemon-snorlax-ez-charm

Article edited on 2018-12-13 12:03:55 by Sunain
Dec 11

Pokémon GO Update - iOS Version 1.99.1 and Android Version 0.131.1

Posted by Sunain | December 11th 2018 at 11:38 AM EST
Tags: Apple iOS, Patches, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Google Play
Comments: 0
Niantic has pushed a new update for Pokémon GO updating it to iOS Version 1.99.1 and Android Version 0.131.1. Below are the patch notes for the game.

Patch Notes: November 11th, 2018 - iOS Version 1.99.1 and Android Version 0.131.1

  • Trainers can now challenge someone nearby to a Trainer Battle by scanning their Battle Code.
  • Trainers can send remote Trainer Battle challenges to their Ultra Friends or Best Friends.
  • Trainers can also Trainer Battle against team leaders Spark, Candela, and Blanche.
  • Trainer Battles take place in one of three different Trainer Battle Leagues, and each requires a team of three Pokémon. Each Trainer Battle League has different Pokémon CP limits.
  • Trainers can earn rewards for participating in Trainer Battles.
  • New hair colors and skin tones will be available for Trainer avatars.

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo

Article edited on 2018-12-12 06:01:27 by Sunain
Dec 08

Pokémon Hub Reopens in Hong Kong at a New Location

Posted by Sunain | December 8th 2018 at 11:56 AM EST
Tags: Merchandise
Comments: 0

The Pokémon Hub, an officially licensed Pokémon merchandise store, has reopened at a new location in Hong Kong on December 8th, 2018. It is now located on Level 12, shop10-11, Langham Place Mall, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok and it is open daily from 11:00AM until 11:00 PM.


Source: https://www.facebook.com/pokemonhubhk/

Article edited on 2018-12-08 11:58:08 by Sunain

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