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Dec 13

Pokémon: Twilight Wings, a Galar Region Short Animated Series, Coming Soon

Posted by Sunain | December 13th 2019 at 12:22 AM EST
Tags: Anime, YouTube
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The official Pokémon website has announced that an all-new seven-episode animated series called Pokémon: Twilight Wings (薄明の翼 Hakumei no tsubasa) will be debuting in January 2020 on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

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Pokémon: Twilight Wings, a Galar Region Short Animated Series, Coming Soon

Experience an all-new Pokémon adventure in this seven-episode animated series debuting in January 2020.

Pokémon fans who have been exploring the Galar region will soon be able to experience it in a vibrant new way with the release of Pokémon: Twilight Wings, a seven-episode limited animated series.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings, which is separate from Pokémon the Series, is set in the Galar region, where Pokémon battles have developed into a cultural sensation. Over the span of seven episodes, Pokémon: Twilight Wings will show in detail the dreams of Galar's residents, the realities they face, the challenges they must overcome, and the conflicts they must resolve. In addition to these new stories, fans can expect to see a variety of Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region appearing throughout the capsule series.

Each episode will be approximately five minutes in length. Animation will be provided by Studio Colorido, which is known for its warm and welcoming visual designs and dynamic photographic techniques, as seen in the anime film Penguin Highway. The world of Pokémon is evolving as Trainers explore Galar, and this new era will be brought to life in the form of an anime series created by one of the leading animation studios in Japan.

The first episode of Pokémon: Twilight Wings is expected to premiere on January 15, 2020, on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-twilight-wings-a-galar-region-short-animated-series-coming-soon/

Staff:

Director: Shingo Yamashita (山下清悟)
Screenplay: Sou Kinoshita (木下爽)
Screenplay Supervision: Taku Kishimoto (岸本卓)
Character Design: Shin Ogasawara (小笠原真)
Color Design: Izumi Hirose (広瀬いづみ)
Art Directors: Yusuke Takeda / Takamasa Masuki (竹田悠介/益城貴昌)
3DCG: Masato Takahashi (高橋将人)
Director of Photography: Katsuto Ogawa (小川克人)
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (三間雅文)
Animation Production: Studio Colorado

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/hakumei_no_tsubasa/

Article edited on 2019-12-15 10:55:53 by Sunain
Dec 05

Pokémon Masters - Legendary Event Lurking Shadow

Posted by Sunain | December 5th 2019 at 07:31 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon Masters, DeNA
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DeNa has announced that the ongoing Legendary event Lurking Shadow will take place from December 4th, 2019 until December 18th, 2019. Complete the event and collect 800 Custom Voucher 1 to acquire the area info needed to team up with Giovanni and Mewtwo!

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Event Period:
12/4/2019 at 10:00 p.m. – 12/18/2019 at 9:59 p.m.

Legendary event Lurking Shadow ongoing! Complete the event to team up with Giovanni and Mewtwo

Lurking Shadow is a special legendary event where you can team up with Giovanni & Mewtwo. Complete the event and collect 800 Custom Voucher 1 to acquire the area info needed to team up with Giovanni & Mewtwo! You can check how many of these special items you’ve collected on the Event Items menu in your Bag. Use the custom items obtained in this event to have Giovanni & Mewtwo learn new moves and skills, unlock their level cap, and increase their potential! Custom items can be obtained as area rewards, or by exchanging Custom Voucher 1 and Custom Super Voucher 1 for them in the shop.

Additionally, the rewards for the areas below will be tripled once per day!
  • Take Down Giovanni! Round 1
  • Take Down Giovanni! Round 2
  • Take Down Giovanni! Round 3
  • Take Down Giovanni! Round 4
  • Note: First-time rewards and completion rewards will not be increased.

Event Missions

You can take on special missions during the event period.

Important

  • To participate, you must have completed chapter 5 of the main story.
  • The sync pairs that appear as opponents in battle have different capabilities than those you can actually obtain.
  • The legendary event Lurking Shadow may return again in the future. The data below will carry over for its return:
     1. Completion status of related areas, status of first-time rewards, and status of event area info.
     2. Completion status of related missions and number of items exchanged in the shop.
     3. The Custom Voucher 1 and Custom Super Voucher 1 quantity in your possession.
  • The following two conditions must be met in order to acquire the area info needed to team up with Giovanni & Mewtwo:
     1. Complete Unfathomable Strength in the Lurking Shadow legendary event.
     2. Collect a total of 800 Custom Voucher 1.
  • Mission completion rewards can only be claimed during the event period and can no longer be claimed after this period.
  • The content is subject to change without notice.

Source: https://pokemonmasters-game.com/en-US/announcements/Event_1110_1W_2

YouTube Clip - Giovanni and Mewtwo - Legendary Event Lurking Shadow


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE_m791xh4Q

Article edited on 2019-12-05 07:33:45 by Sunain
Nov 27

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword and Shield Expansion / Gigantamax Snorlax Max Raid Battle

Posted by Sunain | November 27th 2019 at 10:20 AM EST
Tags: TCG, Press Release, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Raids, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo shared more information regarding the recently discovered Gigantamax Snorlax, Evolutions of Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, and the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta, for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, available now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

MORE POKÉMON SIGHTED IN POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD AND COMING TO THE POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME

Over 50 Galar Region Pokémon Make Their Pokémon TCG Debut in New Sword & Shield Expansion, Featuring Powerful New Game Mechanic, Pokémon VMAX

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The Pokémon Company International also unveiled Sword & Shield, the first new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield Series that is based on the latest video games. Sword & Shield will offer a new type of card and game mechanic called Pokémon VMAX—beautifully illustrated and powerful cards that showcase Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokémon such as Gigantamax Snorlax. Trainers will be able to collect, trade, and play with Pokémon VMAX when the set launches around the world on February 7, 2020.

POKéMON SWORD AND POKéMON SHIELD

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Gigantamax Snorlax
Type: Normal
Height: 114'10"+
Weight: ???
Ability: Immunity / Thick Fat

Thanks to the power of Gigantamax, the Berry seeds and small rocks that were tangled in Snorlax’s belly fur have undergone explosive growth. With a tree sprouting upon its belly, Gigantamax Snorlax has the majesty of a great mountain. Even though it almost never moves, Gigantamax Snorlax is said to be one of the strongest Dynamax Pokémon discovered. When the time comes for it to battle, it lifts its upper body by just a tiny amount and attacks by flailing with its arms and legs—actions that actually pack a tremendous punch. When Snorlax is Gigantamaxed, its Normal-type attacks will be transformed into G-Max Replenish. G-Max Replenish doesn’t just deal damage to targets—it can also restore any Berries that Gigantamax Snorlax’s allies have eaten during the battle.

Gigantamax Snorlax will appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles from Wednesday, December 4, until early January 1. Trainers can check out the Pokémon Dens that dot the Wild Area to battle this gigantic form of Snorlax. A connection to the internet will be required to participate in Max Raid Battles. Connecting their Nintendo Switch system to the internet will automatically enable Trainers to encounter the latest Pokémon appearing in the Wild Area. Players can also achieve the same results manually by opening the X menu in their game, selecting Mystery Gift, and then selecting Get the Wild Area News.

The Evolution of First Partner Pokémon

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Thwackey
Category: Beat Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 2'4"
Weight: 30.9 lbs.
Ability: Overgrow

Grookey’s Evolution has caused its stick to change as well. The stick has split into two, and it uses them to keep rhythm. To be able to drum faster and longer than anyone else, it devotes itself entirely to its practice with these sticks. Sometimes Thwackey becomes so focused on its practice that it doesn’t even hear the orders of its Trainer. To develop its sense of rhythm, Thwackey keeps the beat alive during its daily life. It walks while swaying back and forth to a beat and drumming with its sticks. Some Thwackey have even been seen to keep rhythm while eating.

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Rillaboom
Category: Drummer Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 198.4 lbs.
Ability: Overgrow

As Thwackey evolves, its two sticks develop into two sticks and a stump drum. In battle, Rillaboom unleashes powerful sound waves with its drumming and throws opponents about by controlling the roots of its stump. The skills it honed while it was a Thwackey are put on full display. Rillaboom has a gentle nature and won’t involve itself in trivial fights. However, it is extremely sensitive to any actions that could risk the harmony around it and keeps such actions strictly in check. Rillaboom also has a strong sense of solidarity with others, and it will fight ferociously when its allies are in trouble.

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Raboot
Category: Rabbit Pokémon
Type: Fire
Height: 2'
Weight: 19.8 lbs.
Ability: Blaze

The fur that covers Raboot’s body has changed to become more effective against cold weather. This thick fur is also good for controlling the Pokémon’s fire energy, which allows it to unleash its full power in a shorter amount of time. The temperature on its brow and the soles of its feet has increased since evolving, and Raboot uses these areas to deal flaming-hot headbutts and kicks. Favoring the powerful legs it gained through Evolution, Raboot keeps both hands tucked into the thick fur around its waist when it acts. To better train its kicking attacks, Raboot tries not to use its hands at all, which also seems to be effective in keeping it from losing body heat. It’s also not unusual for Raboot to jump high and kick down Berries that grow in tall trees, juggling them on its feet as it eats them.

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Cinderace
Category: Striker Pokémon
Type: Fire
Height: 4'7"
Weight: 72.8 lbs.
Ability: Blaze

Cinderace has excellent physical abilities and boasts some of the best skills among all Pokémon when it comes to explosive force, jumping ability, and kicking power. It’s got a strong core and great balance, meaning that it can unleash powerful kicks from any position. Cinderace attacks using a soccer ball made of fire, which it creates by pouring its fire energy into a small stone. It plays with opponents by using its artful footwork—kicking its ball about as it feints this way or that to throw opponents off in their timing or putting a spin on the ball for an attack that’s hard to evade.

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Drizzile
Category: Water Lizard Pokémon
Type: Water
Height: 2'4"
Weight: 25.4 lbs.
Ability: Torrent

Drizzile uses its long and dexterous tongue, which is coated in mucus, both for battle and for eating. This tongue is usually kept within its mouth, but when necessary, it can be launched in a quick shot to strike at Drizzile’s prey. It’s only during these moments that this usually lethargic Pokémon demonstrates a shocking degree of focus. Drizzile is a very cautious Pokémon. It sets up numerous traps in the area where it lives, using the Water-type moves it excels in. It also engages in hit-and-run tactics utilizing the landscape around it and devises strategies that take full advantage of its ability to turn invisible when wet.

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Inteleon
Category: Secret Agent Pokémon
Type: Water
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 99.6 lbs.
Ability: Torrent

Inteleon’s rail-thin body hides a variety of surprising tricks within it. Its fingertips can fire out water that has been compressed within its body—shooting it out at a speed of Mach 3—to hit opponents where they’re weakest. Inteleon also has special lenses in its eyes and a sharp knife hidden in its tail. These hidden tricks allow it to adapt to any situation. Inteleon possesses great intellect and thinks deeply about things, calmly and deliberately. It is also known for its chivalrous behavior. In battle, it analyzes the weaknesses and habits of its opponents to devise strategies against them. Inteleon also appears to show absolute loyalty to Trainers it has recognized as worthy.

New Details about the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta

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Zacian
Category: Warrior Pokémon
Type: Fairy/Steel
Height: 9'2"
Weight: 782.6 lbs.
Ability: Intrepid Sword

Zacian attacks its foes using the sword it grips in its mouth. The sword’s edge is extremely sharp and can tear through the thick scales of Dragon-type Pokémon as if they were paper. Zacian dashes through the battlefield to strike its enemies with the speed of a swift wind. Its graceful movements are beautiful to behold and have been compared to a dance. Zacian’s slashing attacks possess a speed that makes them impossible to see with the naked eye, and those hit by its blade are cut down before they can even feel pain from the blow. With this Steel-type physical move, Behemoth Blade, the sword in Zacian’s mouth grows to gigantic proportions and is used to slice at a target. It is especially strong against Dynamax Pokémon, and the impact of it slams through a Dynamax Pokémon’s body to deal devastating damage. The destructive power of this move is said to be enough to cut the ocean in two.

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Zamazenta
Category: Warrior Pokémon
Type: Fighting/Steel
Height: 9'6"
Weight: 1730.6 lbs.
Ability: Dauntless Shield

Zamazenta fends off the attacks of foes by using the golden shield that covers its front. The shield’s strength is so formidable that even the sharp claws of Dragon-type Pokémon cannot leave a single scratch upon it. No battlefield, no matter how terrible, can make Zamazenta flinch in its resolve. It will charge the enemy lines head on to defeat its opponents. Its shield-like armor provides impregnable defense but is also a weapon to be used in powerful attacks. When Zamazenta bashes into opponents with all its might, it’s said that the destructive force is enough to put cracks in the land and that the resulting shock wave can lay waste to hundreds of enemies. With this Steel-type physical move, Behemoth Bash, the winged armor on Zamazenta’s front grows to gigantic proportions and is used to bash into a target with devastating force. It is especially strong against Dynamax Pokémon, and the impact of it slams right through a Dynamax Pokémon’s body to deal devastating damage. The destructive power of this move is said to be enough to bore straight through towering mountains.

POKéMON TRADING CARD GAME


Pokémon VMAX to Debut in the Pokémon TCG

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Pokémon VMAX evolve from Pokémon V and feature Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokémon, as seen in the recently launched Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games. These cards have massive HP and powerful attacks, but when a Pokémon VMAX is Knocked Out, the player’s opponent will take three Prize cards.High resolution card artwork from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

First Expansion of the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Series Arrives on February 7, 2020

Trainers can look forward to collecting Pokémon VMAX cards like Snorlax VMAX and Lapras VMAX—both in their Gigantamax forms—in the new Sword & Shield expansion from The Pokémon Company International, releasing worldwide starting February 7, 2020.

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Available in booster packs, theme decks, Elite Trainer Boxes, and special collections, Sword & Shield introduces more than 50 Pokémon from the Galar region, including Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon, Galarian forms like Galarian Ponyta, as well as the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta as Pokémon V.

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Key cards from the set include:
  • 17 Pokémon V and 12 full-art Pokémon V, including Zacian V and Zamazenta V
  • Four Pokémon VMAX, including Snorlax VMAX and Lapras VMAX
  • 35 Trainer cards, including four full-art Supporter cards
  • One Special Energy card

Meowth VMAX Special Collection Provides First Chance to Receive Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX

Trainers eager to be among the first to pick up Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX cards can look for the new Meowth VMAX Special Collection, releasing on January 3, 2020. The Meowth VMAX Special Collection contains five booster packs, one Meowth V, one Meowth VMAX, and one oversize Meowth VMAX.

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YouTube Clip - Familiar Pokémon are evolving in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW23hdGYXV8

Article edited on 2019-11-27 10:20:26 by Sunain
Nov 22

Pokémon Center x HARIO Lampwork Factory

Posted by Sunain | November 22nd 2019 at 09:34 AM EST
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center, YouTube, Jewelry
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The Pokémon Center and the glass accessory brand “HARIO Lampwork Factory” are doing their first collaboration with delicate and beautiful accessories, carefully made by glass craftsmen. The line of merchandise will appear at the Pokémon Centers starting on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Not only is the glass beautiful and transparent, but the golden Pikachu motifs are simple and very fashionable. The jewlery comes in a special box, which makes them perfect for gifts.

HARIO Lampwork Factory(HARIOランプワークファクトリー)

Founded in 1921, HARIO Lampwork Factory products are painstakingly made by a craftsmen who make beautiful accessories and plateware made with "heat-resistant glass" which is ideal for gifts.

Items:

Pikachu's Tail Earrings HARIO Lampwork Factory - 7,150 yen
Pikachu's Tail Earrings (for pierced ears) PHARIO Lampwork Factory - 7,150 yen
Pikachu's Tail Necklace HARIO Lampwork Factory - 6,600 yen
Berry Earrings HARIO Lampwork Factory - 7,150 yen
Berry Earrings (for pierced ears) HARIO Lampwork Factory - 7,150 yen
Berry Necklace HARIO Lampwork Factory - 6,600 yen
White Clover and Pikachu Earrings HARIO Lampwork Factory - 7,150 yen
White Clover and Pikachu Earrings (for pierced ears) HARIO Lampwork Factory - 7,150 yen
White Clover and Pikachu Necklace HARIO Lampwork Factory - 6,600 yen
Kanade x Pikachu Earrings HARIO Lampwork Factory - 7,150 yen
Kanade x Pikachu Earrings (for pierced ears) HARIO Lampwork Factory - 7,150 yen
Kanade x Pikachu Necklace HARIO Lampwork Factory - 6,600 yen

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2019/11/191122_p01.html

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Center x HARIO Lampwork Factory


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o6KWnK7qD4

Article edited on 2019-11-22 09:52:29 by Sunain
Nov 18

Pocket Monsters 2019 - Episode 1 - Pikachu is Born!

Posted by Sunain | November 18th 2019 at 11:53 AM EST
Tags: Anime, YouTube
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The official Pokémon YouTube channel has posted the first episode of the Pocket Monsters 2019 anime series. The episode aired on Sunday, November 17th, 2019 as part of a one hour special. The episode, Pikachu is Born! is in Japanese, but is region free and free to view.

UPDATE: The video has been region locked as of November 19th, 2019 and can only be accessible in Japan.

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Anime Summary:

In a forest somewhere in Kanto, there once was a lonely Pichu. This Pichu, who was still very young, went through a certain encounter and farewell. This all took place shortly before Satoshi and his partner Pikachu started their journey. This is the story of how everything in the "Pocket Monsters" anime began.

YouTube Clip - Pocket Monsters 2019 - Episode 1 - Pikachu is Born!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCJZgcvh_Xs

Article edited on 2019-11-20 03:01:22 by Sunain
Nov 15

McDonalds Pokémon Happy Meal - Hong Kong - November/December 2019

Posted by Sunain | November 15th 2019 at 08:41 PM EST
Tags: McDonalds, YouTube
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McDonalds Hong Kong has announced that they will be selling a Pokémon Happy Meal in association with Pokémon Asia. Each week from November 22nd, 2019 until December 13th, 2019, two new toys will be available to get in the Pokémon Happy Meal which will be for sale at participating McDonalds locations in Hong Kong.

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Week of November 22nd, 2019 - Attack! Eevee Swift
Week of November 22nd, 2019 - Pikachu Pokéball Catch
Week of November 29th, 2019 - Watchout! Litten Flamethrower
Week of November 29th, 2019 - Pikachu Double Spinner
Week of December 6th, 2019 - Roate Rowlet! Razer Leaf!
Week of December 6th, 2019 - Go Pikachu! Thunderbolt Attack!
Week of December 13th, 2019 - Jump out Popplio! Water Jet!
Week of December 13th, 2019 - Pikachu Attack Roller

YouTube Clip - McDonalds Pokémon Happy Meal - Hong Kong - November/December 2019


Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5rvimJmpBc and http://campaign.mcdonalds.com.hk/en/promotions/happymeal/

Article edited on 2019-12-15 08:57:22 by Sunain
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