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Feb 10

Pokémon Masters Fan Art Festival

Posted by Sunain | February 10th 2020 at 04:32 PM EST
Tags: Twitter, Pokémon Masters, DeNA
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DeNA has announced they are holding a Pokémon Masters Fan Art Festival from February 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PST until February 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Users can submit original works of fan art for a chance to win prizes such as in-game currency gems.


Pokémon Masters Fan Art Festival

It’s been nearly half a year since Pokémon Masters launched, and we couldn’t be prouder of the amazing community that’s gathered to support this game. From the beginning, we’ve loved seeing the incredible fan art creations the Pokémon Masters community has produced, and we can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us. To celebrate all of you and your unique art, we’re hosting a Fan Art Festival Contest (“Contest”) where users can submit original works of fan art for a chance to win prizes. In addition, we’ll showcase our favorite submissions on the official Pokémon Masters social media channels.

Contest Period
From February 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PST until February 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST, submit your creation by filling out our official entry form (linked below), and you’ll be entered to win up to 15,100 gems.

Summary of Submission Guidelines and Rules
You must submit an original artwork inspired by characters appearing in Pokémon Masters. Listed below is a summary of what we’re looking for. For a full list of the guidelines and rules regarding submissions and the Contest, please see the Official Rules of the Contest.

● Must be your own, original work.
● Must include sync pairs that are currently available in (or that have been officially announced will be added to) Pokémon Masters.
● Must include some form of “in-progress” proof to verify you are the original creator. Examples include line work (before color is applied) or some form of original, dated transcript (if your piece is a video, song, comic, or similar).
● Must not be publicly available prior to the end of the campaign.

Generally, there are no strict rules regarding what is considered art. You can capture your favorite sync pair in a beautifully crafted piece of digital majesty...or recreate their visage in latte foam!

Winners will receive the following:

First place (×1): 15,100 gems / winner
Runner-up (×2): 10,000 gems / winner
Honorable mention (×5): 3,000 gems / winner

We’ll also be sharing various entries on the official Pokémon Masters social media channels throughout the campaign. The first-place winner and runners-up will have their creations featured on the official Pokémon Masters Facebook and Twitter cover photos during the month of March.

Source: https://twitter.com/PokemonMasters/status/1226928824186699776

Article edited on 2020-02-10 04:33:04 by Sunain
Feb 09

Pokémon TCG Promo Cards: Obstagoon and Snorlax V

Posted by Sunain | February 9th 2020 at 08:48 AM EST
Tags: TCG, Twitter
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon UK website has announced that a Galarian Obstagoon promo card will be distributed at WHSmith high street stores starting on February 7th, 2020 to those that spend £10 on Pokémon TCG cards. An oversize Snorlax V card will also be distributed at GAME stores starting on February 7th, 2020 to those that purchase any Pokémon TCG cards.


Get Galarian Obstagoon and Snorlax V Pokémon TCG Promo Cards

Visit participating retailers to check out the new Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield expansion and get some cool promo cards.

Sword & Shield, the latest Pokémon TCG expansion, has arrived! This new set of cards includes Pokémon who were originally discovered in the Galar region, and it introduces powerful new Pokémon V and even more powerful Pokémon VMAX. To celebrate this new expansion, two cool promo cards are being offered as a gift with purchase at select retailers. One card features Galarian Obstagoon, while the other is an oversize promo card featuring Snorlax V. Both cards are emblazoned with the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield logo to really help them stand out. Here's how you can add these awesome cards to your collection:

  • Galarian Obstagoon: Starting February 7, 2020, visit WHSmith high street stores and spend £10 on Pokémon TCG cards.
  • Oversize Snorlax V: Starting February 7, 2020, visit GAME and purchase any Pokémon TCG cards.

Please remember that these offers are only available while supplies last, so don't wait to get these incredible cards.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-news/get-galarian-obstagoon-and-snorlax-v-pokemon-tcg-promo-cards/


Snorlax V Oversize Promo Card GAME Exclusive

Get 1 free promotional Snorlax V Oversize Promo Card GAME Exclusive while stocks last when you buy any Pokémon Trading Card Game lines in the same transaction, Pre-order purchases will not be eligible to receive this item. Offer available from the 7 February 2020. Online and Instore. GAME reserves the right to amend or cancel this offer at any time without prior notice. Subject to availability – stock levels and availability for eligible products will vary over time and from store to store and so may not always be available. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. GAME reserves the right to refuse anyone believed to be representing a trade buyer. Your legal rights are not affected.

Source: https://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/HubArticleView?hubId=543805&articleId=543806&catalogId=10201&langId=44&storeId=10151#Snorlax

GAME Oversized Card Giveaway - Signed by Yuji Kitano & Atsushi Nagashima from Creatures

To celebrate the launch of Pokemon Sword & Shield TCG, we're giving away 10 Posters signed by Yuji Kitano & Atsushi Nagashima from Creatures!

Simply post a picture of your Pokemon Card collection with the hashtag #MyPokemonTCG for a chance to win!

Source: https://twitter.com/GAMEdigital/status/1225771066678816771

Article edited on 2020-02-09 08:56:58 by Sunain
Dec 19

Pocket Monsters Sword and Shield - Ball Guy - Code Distribution

Posted by Sunain | December 19th 2019 at 10:17 AM EST
Tags: Event, Twitter, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
Comments: 0
An official Japanese Pocket Monsters Twitter account has completed a Ball Guy (ボールガイ) code distribution. The codes can be redeemed from December 19th, 2019 until January 15th, 2020 by entering the code in the Mystery Gift option in Sword or Shield.


Image Code Items Notes
symbol K0UN1NMASC0T Fast Ball, Moon Ball, Level Ball 公認マスコット translates to "official mascot".
symbol 1YAHAYA Heavy Ball, Lure Ball, Beast Ball いやはや in the context of these games means "blimey".
symbol 0KUGAFUKA1B0RU Love Ball, Friend Ball, Dream Ball 奥が深いボル translates to "they're more than meets the eye, b'all"

Source: https://twitter.com/poke_times

Article edited on 2019-12-19 10:19:06 by Sunain
Oct 30

New Anime Pocket Monsters Theatrical Showing Twitter Campaign

Posted by Sunain | October 30th 2019 at 07:34 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, Twitter
Comments: 0
The official Pocket Monsters PR anime website has updated. Translations follow:


On Friday, November 15th, 2019, from 19:00 to 20:00, a special showing of the first episode of the new Pocket Monsters series will be shown at a movie theater in the 23 wards of Tokyo. 100 pairs of people, for a total of 200 people, will be invited by lottery to this showing.

The campaign application period is from October 30th, 2019 to November 6th, 2019 at 23:59.

How to Participate:

① A Twitter account is required to participate.
② Follow the (@anipoke_PR) account. Retweet the "New Anime Pocket Monsters Official @ 11/17 (Sunday) broadcast start!" campaign tweet by November 6th, 2019 at 23:59
③ Make sure to set your tweets to “Public” before participating.

Campaign Lottery / Winners Announcement:

A lottery will be held to determine the winners and they will be contacted by Monday, November 11th, 2019 via Twitter direct message. Please make sure that you can receive direct messages.

・ Please note that we cannot respond to inquiries regarding application status or winning results.
・ The winning lottery cannot be transferred to another person and cash exchange is prohibited.
・ If we cannot contact a winner, their winning lottery will be void.
・ Please send inquiries about this campaign to [email protected]
・ Applications are limited to those residing in Japan.
・ Applications from multiple accounts are prohibited. It's okay to retweet a target tweet multiple times, but the same account holder won't win twice.
・ Resale and transfer of winning lottery spots is strictly prohibited.
・ If you are under 18 years of age, please come with your guardian.
・ You may temporarily not be able to apply due to server congestion.
・ Participants will be responsible for internet connection fees and communication costs for participation in this campaign.
・ The site may not work depending on the model or OS used.

Source: https://anipoke-pr.jp/campaign/20191115kiyaku.pdf

Article edited on 2019-10-30 11:11:43 by Sunain
Oct 25

Official Website and Twitter Account for the New Pocket Monsters Anime Presents the Rocket Trio

Posted by Adamant | October 25th 2019 at 11:06 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Voice Actor, Twitter
Comments: 0
The official Pocket Monsters anime website has updated. Translations follow:

A Certain Pair of "Lovely Charmy Villains" Will be Appearing in the New Series as Well:

The Lovely Charmy Villains that are after Satoshi's Pikachu, the Rocket Gang,
will be appearing in the new series as well!
They'll be appearing in the different regions, chasing after Satoshi and Go on their adventures!
It seems the Rocket Gang's cherished mechs will be appearing as well!
Look forward to seeing what kinds of mechs these are once the anime starts!

The voice actors for Rocket Gang also provided the following commentaries on Twitter:

Voice actor comments:
Megumi Hayashibara, voice of Musashi:
"We'll be on cleaning duty in the corner, we'll occasionally get messed up and have our hair burned off while trying to get Pikachu, and Nyarth will even dress up as a Kimawari if necessary! I just really love that we Rocket Gang members got to butt our heads into this new "Pocket Monsters" world as well. (laughs)"
Shinichiro Miki, voice of Kojiro:
"We should ask for opinions on how you guys would like to see the Rocket Gang act in the future! (laughs) In this new series you'll get a Rocket Gang you'll love quoting over and over - we'll even disguise ourselves as the opposite sex sometimes. There's also going to be these really "fun" bits during our introduction, so I want you to pay attention to those as well."
Inuko Inuyama, voice of Nyarth:
"Since the Rocket Gang trio aren't characters from the video games, I believe they'll get more and more attention and active roles if you speak up and make it clear you want them to, so please, please make sure to keep supporting them! (laughs) Thank you in advance!"

Sources: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pocketmonster/news/index.html#217601, https://twitter.com/anipoke_PR/status/1187700332270256129, https://twitter.com/anipoke_PR/status/1187700583823626241 and https://twitter.com/anipoke_PR/status/1187700837746757632

Article edited on 2019-10-25 02:52:13 by Adamant
Oct 15

GAME FREAK Secret Base for GAME FREAK's 30th Anniversary Stream

Posted by Sunain | October 15th 2019 at 06:57 PM EDT
Tags: Twitter, YouTube, GAME FREAK
Comments: 0
GAME FREAK, the developers of the main series of Pokémon games, has announced that they will be broadcasting a 30th Anniversary stream on YouTube and Twitter Periscope on October 16th, 2019. The stream will visit former and present locations of their company and review its 30 year history.


GAME FREAK Secret Base for GAME FREAK's 30th Anniversary Streaming will be on air!

A battle director of the "Pokémon" series, Mr. Morimoto will talk about the latest information of "Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield" released at 23:00 16th Oct (JST)!

GAME FREAK’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Stream will go live on Oct 16 (JST), 2019! In the stream, Junichi Masuda; one of the founding members of GAME FREAK and music composer for many of their titles, will visit both former and present locations of their company and review its 30 year history.

We’ll also reveal information about the “Gear Project System” - GAME FREAK’s game development system.

We’ll also tell you the latest information about our new titles “Little Town Hero” and “GIGA WRECKER ALT.”.

Source: https://www.gamefreak.co.jp/town/30th/en/

Article edited on 2019-10-16 08:30:45 by Sunain

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