Friday: Pokémon Café Global Link Giveaway + Dub Episode Titles

29-04-2011 09:19 BST / 04:19 EDT by Serebii

Typing DS coverage has ended, but if there's something about the game you wish to see, let me know. This update may be updated throughout the day
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 23:31 BST
Edit @ 23:31; Pokémon Café Global Link Giveaway

Pokémon Global Link Events

In The Games Department

New Global Link Downloads

Following yesterday's report of the Global Link events including the Pokémon Café one, a new image has been brought out by a Japanese Blog which has provided further clarification as to what will happen. After obtaining a code at the Pokémon Centres in Japan, you will gain access to another catalogue of items including a new style of house based on a treehouse. In addition to that, you will get a new C Gear skin following the Pokémon Café merchandise brand and finally, you will get access to a minigame which will give you access to one of four of the following Pokémon; Poliwhirl with the Swift Swim ability, a Smeargle with the Moody ability, an Eevee with the Anticipation ability or a Burmy with the Overcoat ability.

The Battle According to Lenora

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the fifteenth episode of Black & White and the 674th episode total. This episode features Ash's Gym Battle against the Nacrene Gym Leader, Lenora. This episode is to be called The Battle According to Lenora and is scheduled to air on the 14th of May. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Rematch at the Nacrene Gym

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the sixteenth episode of Black & White and the 675th episode total. This episode features Ash's rematch with the Gym Leader Lenora. This episode is to be called Rematch at the Nacrene Gym and is scheduled to air on the 21st of May. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Scraggy-Hatched to Be Wild

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the seventeenth episode of Black & White and the 676th episode total. This episode features Ash's egg hatch into a seemingly disobedient Pokémon. This episode is to be called Scraggy-Hatched to Be Wild and is scheduled to air on the 28th of May. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the eighteenth episode of Black & White and the 677th episode total. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting the Castelia City Gym Leader, Burgh, in Pinwheel Forest. This episode is to be called Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest and is scheduled to air on the 4th of June. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Japanese Global Link Events + Episode Pictures

28-04-2011 08:48 BST / 03:48 EDT by Serebii

Will update this update as the day goes on
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 14:07 BST
Edit @ 14:07; Episode Pictures

Pokémon Global Link Events

In The Games Department

New Global Link Downloads

The Official Japanese site has updated detailing a variety of new Global Link events for the Japanese Global Link including C Gear promotions and even new Pokémon. They're as follows;
First, the Victini C Gear, used to tie in with the movie, is going to be released from May 11th 2011 to September 30th 2011
A new guide book is coming out on May 18th in Japan. This guidebook offers three seperate Global Link downloads. First, it offers a Porygon-Z C Gear skin. It also offers a decoration for your Dream House of a Porygon2 and finally also gives you the ability to capture a Porygon with the ability; Analytic. They will be available to download through serial code from the guide from May 28th 2011 to April 26th 2012
Another tie in, based on "Pokémon Café" merchandise in the Pokémon Centre will also begin on May 28th. Further details have yet to be announced but it could feature C Gear skins and furniture.
We'll bring more as and when they come

Beloved Cottonee Rides the Wind!!

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Co. finding a Cottonee who is failing to impress a female during the time that Cottonee pair up. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Typing DS Coverage Day 4 + Pokémon Black & White TCG

27-04-2011 10:28 BST / 05:25 EDT by Serebii

For those in America, the Secret Egg event in Toys 'R' Us begins today. Will ammend this update as the day goes on
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 17:26 BST
Edit @ 13:21; Typing DS Coverage | Edit @ 17:26; New Typing DS Page.

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Coverage Continues

With Typing DS having been out in Japan for a week, I have created and updated various pages on the site with information of the games and will continue to add as time goes on so be sure to keep checking back

  • I have updated the Course Listings with all requirements for every medal in the game and enhanced the Pokémon listings
  • I have created a page detailling all the Hard to find Pokémon

Pokémon BW

In The TCG Department

Pokémon Black & White - English Set

The new set based upon the games; Pokémon Black & White was released this week and SkittyOnWailord has kindle scanned his entire collection. This set features a variety of cards from the Japanese Black & White Collections, but doesn't contain all of them.. As such, I have added them to the database. In addition to this, various BW Promos were also released. . I have updated the CardDex with the cards from these sets. Click the image to go to our Black & White page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Typing DS Coverage Day 4 + Pokémon Black & White WiFi Reminder

26-04-2011 09:49 BST / 04:49 EDT by Serebii

This update will be updated throughout the day so keep checking back. Be sure to check previous updates
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 23:13 BST
Edit @ 14:10; More Unlockables added | Edit @ 23:13; 100% Completed the game and updated the Unlockables and Pokémon page as such. Still more coverage to come, let me know what you wish to see in coverage for this game & Dub Title

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Coverage Continues

With Typing DS now out in Japan, I am covering the various aspects of the game to our usual level of detail. To that end, I have several preliminary pages ready and will continue to update them as and when my gameplay continues. If I miss something about the game, or you wish to know, let me know. This update will be added to throughout the day

  • I have been updating the preliminary Available Pokémon page with the various Pokémon in the game
  • I have updated the Boss Battle page with more bosses found within the game
  • I have updated the page detailing on all the in-game Unlockables

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White New - American & European WiFi Event Ending

For those of you with the American or Europen version of the Pokémon Black & White games, the current Wi-Fi event is scheduled to end tomorrow. The event allows for the download of the Liberty Pass item which lets you go from Castelia City to Liberty Island to capture the rare Mythical Pokémon Victini. This is done through the Mystery Gift feature. They were originally scheduled to end earlier this month but got extended until tomorrow. Be sure to download it while you still can

A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the CN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the fourteenth episode of Black & White and the 673rd episode total. This episode features Ash & Co. enter the Nacrene City Musem to find that it is haunted. This episode is to be called A Night in the Nacrene City Museum! and is scheduled to air on the 7th of May. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon Typing DS Coverage Day 3 + Global Link Promotion

25-04-2011 10:54 BST / 05:54 EDT by Serebii

This update will be updated throughout the day so keep checking back. Be sure to check previous updates
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 22:19 BST
Edit @ 11:54; Boss Details | Edit @ 14:19; Final Course Unlocked & Detailed | Edit @ 17:18; Dozens of further Pokémon Catalogued. Let me know what parts of the game you wish me to cover | Edit @ 18:03; Global Link Promotion | Edit @ 22:19; More Unlockables Found

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Coverage Continues

With Typing DS now out in Japan, I am covering the various aspects of the game to our usual level of detail. To that end, I have several preliminary pages ready and will continue to update them as and when my gameplay continues. If I miss something about the game, or you wish to know, let me know. This update will be added to throughout the day

  • I have created a preliminary Available Pokémon page which lists the Pokémon found in the game as well as where they are found. I have yet to find every single one so the page shall be updated as time goes on
  • I have updated the Boss Battle page with the strategies of the bosses at Levels 50, 70 & 100
  • I have updated the Course Listings with all the courses in the game
  • I have updated the page detailing on all the in-game Unlockables

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

First PokémonGlobal Link Download

For those of you signed up to the Global Link, if you pick up the Pokémon Black & White Volume 2: The Official Unova Pokédex & Guide, you will be able to get a special password for the Munna C Gear Skin. This C Gear is the first of the downloadable skins that will be available and matches the one found in Japan following the release last year. At the moment, we don't know when the promotion will start but we'll let you know as soon as possible

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon Typing DS Coverage Day 2 + Pokémon of the Week

24-04-2011 08:52 BST / 03:52 EDT by Serebii

This update will be updated throughout the day so keep checking back. This includes the Pokémon of the Week
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 22:40 BST
Edit @ 11:59; More Courses & Bosses added + Unlockables Page | Edit @ 13:46; More updates to the said sections | Edit @ 15:37; More updates to those sections have been made | Edit @ 19:06 All but one level listed. Pokémon of the Week coming soon | Edit @ 22:40; Pokémon of the Week. So sorry for the delay

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Coverage Continues

With Typing DS now out in Japan, I am covering the various aspects of the game to our usual level of detail. To that end, I have several preliminary pages ready and will continue to update them as and when my gameplay continues. If I miss something about the game, or you wish to know, let me know. This update will be added to throughout the day

  • I have updated the Course Listings with all the courses up to the final boss battle
  • I have updated the Boss Battle page with all the bosses found within the game so far, their strategies and their powers at Level 50
  • I have created a page detailing on all the in-game Unlockables

Pokémon of the Week - Toxicroak

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the fifteenth entry into the Generation V competitive field with a Pokémon introduced last generation. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writer Reno. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within fourth generation. It now has an ability that always gives it the chance to poison the enemy when contact is made. It has poison sacks by its mouth and can inflate them. So here it is, the fifteenth featured Pokémon, Toxicroak.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Typing DS Coverage Day 1 + New Pokémon Game To Be Announced + Episode Title + TCG Promos

23-04-2011 06:33 BST / 01:33 EDT by Serebii

Was going to post this last night, but the wording gave me pause. Keep sending your ideas in, they're quite helpful. Will have the Typing DS coverage soon. I apologise for the delay
This update may be updated throughout the day. With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 00:38 BST
Edit @ 11:20; Episode Title | Edit @ 16:33; TCG Promos | Edit @ 22:41; Typing DS Coverage | Edit @ 00:38; Course Updates + Boss Page

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Coverage Begins

Typing DS came out in Japan the other day and I finally managed to get my hands on a copy. As such, over the next few days, I will be updating with the game's details. I'll continue to update the various sections with information. I have begun with a preliminary course listing up to the first boss. I'll continue to update this throughout the weekend and I'll be adding more so be sure to check back

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Boss Pokémon

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Boss Pokémon

In addition to the Course listings earlier, I have now started compiling apage detailing the bosses in the game and what attacks they unleash. Like the course lists, these are preliminary so expect detail and quantity to be updated throughout the coverage. Click the picture to go the page

In The Games Department

New Pokémon Game Announcement Soon

With thanks to ShellSpider for the image, the latest issue of the Dengeki Nintendo magazine in Japan has stated that next month, in their issue due for release on May 21st, they were reveal details and name for a new Pokémon game. No details are known about this game at all at the moment, whether it's a spin-off or not. However, as we noted in January, Satoru Iwata confirmed that 3DS and Wii Pokémon games are in development. It's likely that we'll see details in CoroCoro prior to ths so we may know mid-month. We'll bring information about this as and when it comes

Pocket Monsters - BW Promos

In The TCG Department

Pokémon Black & White - English TCG Promos

To tie in with the upcoming release of Pokémon Black & White's TCG set, several promotional cards were released. These cards continue the new BW Promoset and thanks to SkittyOnWailord, we have scans of them. As such, I have added them to the database. I have updated the CardDex with the cards from these sets. Click the image to go to our Promo page

In The Anime Department

Japanese Episode Title

Another new episode title has been revealed by the Monthly TV Guide for an episode airing this May. Few details are known about this episode at the moment. It is scheduled to air on May 26th

Episode 695: The Dragon Buster Appears! Iris & Excadrill!!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Typing DS Details + Episode Pictures

21-04-2011 13:54 BST / 08:54 EDT by Serebii

We're in a slow news point, while Typing DS coverage will begin at the end of the week, I still welcome all of your ideas.
This update may be updated throughout the day. With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 13:54 BST

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Information

The official site has updated with the final bit of pre-release information for the new game; Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS. In addition to the new information revealed yesterday, and clear images of the ones posted, it added a little bit of further information.
As previously reported, you earn medals depending on your success in the levels. With these medals, you also have the ability to unlock various new skins for the keyboard on the bottom screen. This is customised in the Control Room of the game.
The game is out today in Japan and our coverage shall begin as soon as we get our hands on the game so keep checking back.

The Lost Shell! Oshawott's Biggest Crisis!

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Oshawott losing its shell in battle and having to train and learn to use its attacks without it. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Typing DS Details & Screenshots + Episode Titles

20-04-2011 08:50 BST / 03:50 EDT by Serebii

We're in a slow news point, while Typing DS coverage will begin at the end of the week, I still welcom all of your ideas.
This update may be updated throughout the day. With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 14:12 BST
Edit @ 14:12; Episode Titles added

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Information

The final bits of pre-release information for Pokémon Typing DS were released today in the new issue of the Pokémon Fan magazine. First, we have a batch of new screenshots which have been added to the pre-release picture page.
In regards to bosses, they all start out at being Level 50, but as you go through the levels again, they increase in level to Level 70 and Level 100 for the subsequent visits.When at higher levels, they unleash more attacks for you to destroy by typing before you have the ability to capture them
Through the game, you'll find various keys and will need to type their name in order to obtain them. One example of this is "The Key of the Bay" in one level which, if obtained, will open a path to Victini at the end of the level
Next, the levels are a little more complex than thought. Instead of just going through the levels, many have got a variety of quirks to differentiate themselves from the rest. In one course, you find numerous coins scattered across the stage. Your task is to type the corresponding letter to obtain them before the Meowth come and take it. Another has you chase a Croagunk, fighting back its attacks and another has you only capture Pokémon that change from silhouettes.
The game is out tomorrow in Japan and our coverage should start very soon after that.

In The Anime Department

Japanese Episode Title

Two new episode titles have been revealed for episodes airing this May. Few details are known about these episodes at the moment. They're scheduled to air on May 12th & May 19th respectively

Episode 693: Rival Battle! Vanillite & Timburr Participate in Battle!
Episode 694: Palpitoad & Stunfisk! Battle at the Waterfront!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Black & White Game Mechanics + VGC Qualifier Dates

19-04-2011 13:02 BST / 08:02 EDT by Serebii

We're in a slow news point, while Typing DS coverage will begin at the end of the week, I still welcom all of your ideas. With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 15:07 BST
Edit @ 15:07; Video Game Championship Dates

Pokémon Black & White - Game Mechanics

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Game Mechanics

As mentioned previously, I have been updating the various Game Mechanic pages with various upgrades and have been creating new pages based upon the suggestions given. As such, I have created another requested page detailing the game mechanics focusing upon Hit Points. While this seems like an obvious thing, this page lists all the moves affected by it, all the ways to increase it and prevent it being recovered. Click the image to go to the page

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Video Game Championship

For those of you who wish to partake in this year's Video Game Championships, the dates for the upcoming qualifiers have been given for both America and Europe by Eurogamer. These all fall in May, June and July this month with the Finals in San Diego in August. The places and dates are as follows;
America
May 14th, Seattle, WA - Washington State Convention Center, Hall 4B
May 21st, San Jose, CA - San Jose Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2
May 28th, Dallas, TX - Arlington Convention Center, Grand Hall
June 4th, Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Center, Hall A and B
June 11th, Washington, D.C. - Dulles Expo Center, South Hall
June 18th, Newark, NJ - Meadowlands Exposition Center
Europe
June 4th, Birmingham, United Kingdom - National Exhibition Centre, Hall 8
June 11th, Rome, Italy - Fiera Roma, Hall 12, Ingresso Nord
June 18th, Madrid, Spain - IFEMA, Hall 1, Feria de Madrid
June 25th, Paris, France - Espace Grande Arche, Parvis de La Défense
July 2nd , Cologne, Germany - EXPO XXI Köln GmbH, Gladbacher Wall 5
Final:
August 12th–14th, San Diego, CA - Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

17-04-2011 18:55 BST / 13:55 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to go on the Global Link now it's live
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 18:55 BST

Pokémon of the Week - Whimsicott

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the fifteenth entry into the Generation V competitive field with a brand new Pokémon, one which is used in a very different way to most. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writer Reno. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within fifth generation. It evolves after using a Sun Stone. These Pokémon sneak through gaps into houses and cause all sorts of mischief. So here it is, the fifteenth featured Pokémon, Whimsicott.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Typing DS + Manga Biographies

15-04-2011 08:00 BST / 03:00 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to go on the Global Link now it's live
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 08:00 BST

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS - Pictures

The official site has updated with various new images of the upcoming game; Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS. With these images, a little bit of further information has been revealed.
Firstly, there are various missions involved in various courses, and your success in them will earn you a medal. A couple examples of this are; Collect all Deerling forms and Find & Capture Blaziken. There are 180 medals for you to get in the game
If you fail to type the letter associated with the attacks of a boss in time, then you will lose points and the boss Pokémon will eventually disappear. When Zoroark is a boss, it will appear using an Illusion.
We'll have much more on this game upon its release next week when we begin our usual game coverage so be sure to check back for news and sections on the game

Pokémon Special Biography - Gold, Silver & Crystal!

In The Manga Department

Pokémon Special Biographies

Coronis has kindly written an update to the biography for the Pokémon Special characters Gold, Silver & Crystal. Gold, Silver & Crystal are all based upon the main characters of the 2nd generation games and feature in the recent HeartGold/SoulSilver series. The biographies have been updated with the recent happenings from that series. Click the picture to go to the detailed biography page and select them from there.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Episode Pictures + Manga Character Biographies + Movie Giveaway News

14-04-2011 15:20 BST / 10:20 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to go on the Global Link now it's live
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 15:20 BST

The Road To Becoming A Dragon Master! Axew VS Druddigon!!

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Iris helping a trainer who is having trouble controlling and training her Druddigon. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Pokémon Special Biography - Diamond, Pearl & Platinum!

In The Manga Department

Pokémon Special Biographies

Coronis has kindly written an update to the biography for the Pokémon Special characters Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Diamond, Pearl and Platinum are both based upon the main characters of the 4th generation games and feature in the recent variations of the manga. The biographies have been updated with the recent happenings from that series. Click the picture to go to the detailed biography page and select them from there.

In The Anime Department

Pokémon Movie 14 Giveaway

CoroCoro has mentioned that the movie giveaway, seperate to the Victini mentioned yesterday which is given when you prebook tickets, is to be revealed during next month's issue. This Pokémon will be available to download in Japan as you view the movies; Victini & The Black Hero: Zekrom and Victini & The White Hero: Reshiram. The species of the giveaway is not yet known but we'll know this time next month

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon - Movie Giveaway Details; Victini & C Gear

13-04-2011 09:58 BST / 04:58 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to go on the Global Link now it's live
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 09:58 BST

Pokémon Black & White - Global Link

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Movie Victini Details

In CoroCoro, with thanks to Shellspider for the pictures, the full details of the Victini to be given for pre-booking the tickets for the upcoming movies; Victini & The Black Hero Zekrom & Victini & The White Hero: Reshiram have been fully revealed. The Victini is to be Level 50, holding a Fire Gem and in the Cherish Ball with the Wish Ribbon. In addition to that, it has the moves V-Create, Searing Shot as well as Reshiram & Zekrom's signature moves; Fusion Flare & Fusion Bolt. It is to be available for download from April 16th to August 31st. The Event Database has been updated with details of this event
In addition to this, a new C Gear background, featuring the Pokémon Victini, will be available for download on the Japanese Pokémon Global Link. Full details on the release of this C Gear have yet to be given but will likely be soon

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Black & White - Global Link Activation + Mystery Egg Giveaway

12-04-2011 08:17 BST / 03:17 EDT by Serebii

CoroCoro is due next week which should hold some news as well as the upcoming release of Pokémon Typing DS in Japan. This update will possibly be updated as the day goes on
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 18:05 BST
Edit @ 18:05; Global Link is Live!

Pokémon Black & White - Global Link

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Global Link Japanese Re-Opening + International Launch

After many delays in the past few weeks due to the various circumstances, the Pokémon Global Link is now live. The Global Link is a new feature which allows you to keep track of your Random Match stats in the Global Battle Union as well as enter the Dream World once a day in order to find a variety of Pokémon with brand new abilities in the Dream World. We have complete listing of what is findable in the Dream World based on the Japanese launch and will add if anything new has been given. Be sure to sync up your games now.
Edit: All Pokémon previously unable to enter the Dream World are now able to
Currently, there are no extra C Gear Skins to download but the Starter Pals Pokédex skin and "Charming Munna" Pokémon Musical are available to download. Click here for a list of all downloads that have occured
Edit @ 19:13; I have had a few reports of people being unable to view their friends profiles or have their Dream House visited. It seems at default, privacy settings are set to "Nobody". You need to change this through the methods explained Here

Pokémon Black & White - Global Link

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Secret Egg Giveaway

Sorry for the delay. The official site has announced that, in the US, they are to give away the Secret Egg event. This event, previously on WiFi in Japan, allows you to receive an egg. This egg can contain either a Pansage, an Axew or a Pidove based upon the Pokémon of Cilan, Iris and Ash in the animé. This event will run in Toys 'R' Us stores from April 27th 2011 to May 31st 2011 so be sure to go and get it when you can. The Event Database has been updated with details of this event

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon Black & White - Liberty Pass Extension + Japanese Global Link Re-Release + International Date

11-04-2011 16:29 BST / 11:29 EDT by Serebii

Sorry for the delay. CoroCoro is due next week which should hold some news as well as the upcoming release of Pokémon Typing DS in Japan. This update will possibly be updated as the day goes on
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 17:00 BST
Edit @ 16:44; Global Link Re-Release | Edit @ 17:00 International Date confirmed

Pokémon Black & White - Global Link

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Pokémon Black & White - Global Link Japanese Re-Opening + International Launch

After delays due to the earthquakes in Japan, the Official Site have confirmed that the Pokémon Global Link is going live again in Japan on April 13th, this Wednesday. This date matches the previously accidentally posted date on the English sites. This re-opening includes aesthetic changes to the Global Link as seen to the right and will match the international look.
Edit: The Global Link sites have now updated and indicated that they are out on April 13th in all other regions. This date was accidentally released last weekend but has now been confirmed
In addition to this, they have posted announcing that the following Global Link downloads have been extended;
Pokémon Pia - Kanto Starters: Extended from end date of March 31st to May 31st
Pokémon Fan - Mamoswine: Extended from end date of April 20th to May 31st
Kanto Starter Evolution C-Gears: Extended from end date of April 25th to May 31st
The Global Link site also indicated that the Global Link will get ties into the GTS in Summer 2011. To what extent, is not yet known.

Pokémon Black & White

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Pokémon Black & White - American WiFi Event Extended

On Saturday, we informed you based on information on the official sites that the Victini event was scheduled to end in the US. This is not the case. On Thursday, the official site updated for all regions saying the Liberty Pass was extended and, for all areas other than America, listed an April 27th end date. This brought some confusion as to when the US event ends. As such, we can now confirm that the event is running still despite the end date having passed. It is unknown for sure when it will end, but it is likely to end on April 27th with the other regions. The event allows for the download of the Liberty Pass item which lets you go from Castelia City to Liberty Island to capture the rare Mythical Pokémon Victini. This is done through the Mystery Gift feature. Be sure to download it while you still can

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

10-04-2011 20:35 BST / 15:35 EDT by Serebii

Sorry for the delay. CoroCoro is due next week which should hold some news as well as the upcoming release of Pokémon Typing DS in Japan. This update will possibly be updated as the day goes on
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 20:35 BST

Pokémon of the Week - Politoed

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the fourteenth entry into the Generation V competitive field with a classic Pokémon, one which has been drastically improved in the generational shift. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writer Reno. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within second generation. When it calls, Poliwag and Poliwhirl come from miles away So here it is, the fourteenth featured Pokémon, Politoed.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon Black & White WiFi Reminder

09-04-2011 10:32 BST / 05:32 EDT by Serebii

In a slow news period. If you have any ideas for the site in things we've missed or that you'd like to see, let me know. I've been collating your suggestions and am getting to work on them shortly. There have been a few good ones so keep sending some in.
CoroCoro is due next week which should hold some news as well as the upcoming release of Pokémon Typing DS in Japan. This update will possibly be updated as the day goes on
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 10:32 BST

Pokémon Black & White

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Pokémon Black & White New - American WiFi Event Ending

For those of you with the American version of the Pokémon Black & White games, the current Wi-Fi event is scheduled to end tomorrow. The event allows for the download of the Liberty Pass item which lets you go from Castelia City to Liberty Island to capture the rare Mythical Pokémon Victini. This is done through the Mystery Gift feature. The European and Australian events for the Liberty Pass are scheduled to run for a further two weeks with an extended time to April 27th.
Note: Yesterday, the official site had updated saying that the US one had also been extended, but unlike the other sites, it didn't list an extended date but still listed April 10th so it's better to be safe than sorry. Be sure to download it while you still can

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Black & White Game Mechanics + Global Link Timeframe

08-04-2011 09:35 BST / 04:35 EDT by Serebii

In a slow news period. If you have any ideas for the site in things we've missed or that you'd like to see, let me know. I've been collating your suggestions and am getting to work on them shortly. There have been a few good ones so keep sending some in.
CoroCoro is due next week which should hold some news as well as the upcoming release of Pokémon Typing DS in Japan
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 10:41 BST
Edit @ 10:41; Episode Title

Pokémon Black & White - Game Mechanics

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Pokémon Black & White - Game Mechanics

As mentioned previously, I have been updating the various Game Mechanic pages with various upgrades and have been creating new pages based upon the suggestions given. As such, I have created another requested page detailing the game mechanics focusing upon Recoil moves. Click the image to go to the page

Pokémon Black & White - Global Link

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Pokémon Black & White - Global Link Timeframe

Last night, the official site updated briefly stating that the Pokémon Global Link was due for release next Wednesday, April 13th. However, since then they have removed that listing. It is currently unknown whether or not the Global Link will go live on that day or whether it has been delayed further due to another earthquake in Japan. When news of the Global Link's US launch and the Japanese relaunch comes, we'll post it here. Click the image to go to our Global Link page

In The Anime Department

Japanese Episode Title

Japanese magazine Newtype has revealed the title of an upcoming episode. This episode features a Team Rocket plot to capture an Elgyem. It's scheduled to air on May 5th

Episode 692: Elgyem and the Unidentified Flying Object!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Episode Pictures + Titles

07-04-2011 13:59 BST / 08:59 EDT by Serebii

In a slow news period. If you have any ideas for the site in things we've missed or that you'd like to see, let me know. I've been collating your suggestions and am getting to work on them shortly. There have been a few good ones so keep sending some in.
CoroCoro is due next week which should hold some news as well as the upcoming release of Pokémon Typing DS in Japan
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 12:48 BST

The Scary Story of the Litwick Mansion!

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Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Co. entering a mansion in order to hide from a storm, but they soon find the mansion is haunted. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

In The Anime Department

Japanese Episode Title

The official site has added the full titles to several of the partial titles we posted late last month. These titles are of episodes which got pushed forward due to the earthquake in Japan and are set to air next week and the week after

Episode 689: The Road To Becoming A Dragon Master! Axew VS Druddigon!!
Episode 690: The Lost Shell! Oshawott's Greatest Crisis!!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Black & White Game Mechanics

05-04-2011 12:48 BST / 07:48 EDT by Serebii

In a slow news period. If you have any ideas for the site in things we've missed or that you'd like to see, let me know. I've been collating your suggestions and am getting to work on them shortly
With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 12:48 BST

Pokémon Black & White - Game Mechanics

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Pokémon Black & White - Game Mechanics

Some of the more requested updates recently have been in the game mechanic section. As such, we have updated various game mechanic pages including the Effort Value page to be more comprehensive and easier to read. In addition to this, I have created another requested page detailing the game mechanics based solely upon the gender of Pokémon. Click the image to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon Black & White Background Music + Dub Titles + Pokémon of the Week

03-04-2011 12:34 BST / 07:34 EDT by Serebii

In a slow news period. If you have any ideas for the site in things we've missed or that you'd like to see, let me know. I've been collating your suggestions and am getting to work on them shortly
Will amend this updat. With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 16:50 BST
Edit @ 16:50; Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon Black & White

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Pokémon Black & White - Background Music Details

Recently, I have been asked by a couple of people to make a page detailing the changes to the background music when you interact with various characters in the game or when you're in a place at a certain season. Some of these are permanent while others are just when you're near the characters. As such, I have compiled a page detailing all of these changes to the music. Click the image to go to the page.

Here Comes The Trubbish Squad

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the twelfth episode of Black & White and the 671st episode total. This episode features Ash & Co. finding a group of kids who are causing trouble with a Pokémon they befriended. This episode is to be called Here Comes The Trubbish Squad and is scheduled to air on the 23rd of April. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Mincinno-Neat and Tidy

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Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the thirteenth episode of Black & White and the 672nd episode total. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting up with Bianca and finding a Mincinno obssessed with cleaning so much that it steals Ash's badge case. This episode is to be called Mincinno-Neat and Tidy and is scheduled to air on the 30th of April. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Pokémon of the Week - Absol

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the thirteenth entry into the Generation V competitive field with a classic Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writer Reno. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within third generation. It is a pure Dark-type Pokémon which is said to appear whenever disaster is imminent. So here it is, the thirteenth featured Pokémon, Absol.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Black & White + Typing DS Details

01-04-2011 08:58 BST / 03:58 EDT by Serebii

In a slow news period. If you have any ideas for the site in things we've missed or that you'd like to see, let me know. I've been collating your suggestions and am getting to work on them shortly
Be sure to check the previous updates. With Pokémon Black & White now coming in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also been fixed of all problems and have a bustling trade and competitive section for the games.
Last Update: 15:22 BST
Edit @ 15:22; Typing DS Page added

Pokémon Black & White

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Pokémon Black & White - Launch Coverage

Pokémon Black & White are out worldwide and to remind you all as you go in for your playthrough, our Black & White section has everything you need to aid you in your playthrough. As today is the first day of the new season of Winter in the game, this will also be the final notification about content.
We have indepth details of Black City & White Forest as well as details on other Version Exclusives. We have indepth pages on Gym Leaders, the rivals, Elite Four, Team Plasma, the Seasonal cycle among many other specific help sections. We also detail all the new mechanics in the game including the new Triple Battles & Rotation Battles, Daily Swarms, Daily & Weekly Events, Entralink, a massive Battle Subway trainer catalogue, capturing and finding wild Pokémon and much more covering the entire game. We also give details on the Relocator, needed to transfer the event Pokémon to get Zorua and Zoroark and the standard PokéTransfer system.
In addition to that, we have a dedicated section of Pokéarth detailling everything in each location in the game, the ItemDex which gives details on all the items found in the game and as usual, the Pokédex which has details on all 649 Pokémon, including the 156 introduced in Black & White. These details include moves, abilities, locations and stats.
Click the picture to go to our page and navigate from there

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

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Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS! Information

The Official Site has updated with various bits of information and screenshots about the upcoming game; Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS. This information fuirther confirms what we knew before and adds further onto it with thanks to Guested for translation. The details are as follows;
Details
As noted before, there are over 400 Pokémon to find within this game. They are found in various courses, of which there are over 60, represented by each key on the keyboard. Each course has a boss to defeat.
As you type more accurately, rarer Pokémon appear. The courses also do not show the same Pokémon in the same order each time you go through them. The main focus of the game are the Pokémon of the Unova region. As noted before, the Pokémon are captured via the Typing Ball
In some courses, the Pokémon will flee if you do not type accurately.
As you play the game, random letters will appear which access coins. If you collect all the coins, a rare Pokémon will appear
There is a Research Notebook which catalogues the Pokémon you encounter and displays their romanised names. The game also stores your accuracy, speed and gives you a title which will change as you improve.
While the game shows elongated romanisations of the Japanese names, literal and further elongations all will work in the game. this is shown in the example with Pikachu being able to be written as; Pikachuu, Pikatyuu and Pikatixyuu
In addition to coming packaged with the keyboard, the game comes packaged with the "DS Compact Stand" which holds the DS up in place for you to play and type with ease.
Characters
Like previous Pokémon games, you can choose the gender of your character. In addition to this, you can also select the colour clothes your character wears. It is unknown if or how this affects the gameplay
Key Aoba is a character in the game who shall help you with your investigation. She's considered as serious but helpful. She's a member of the Typing Elite Club
Eiji Kiuchi is another character in the game. He's the character who requests that you investigate the Pokémon in the area. His dream is to see Pokémon he's never seen before and he'll give you detailled support while you investigate.

I shall start compiling pages shortly in anticipation for the release at the end of the month. In the meantime, I have added the new pictures to the Pre-Release Picture page and have created a page detailing the Capture Mechanics

Until Next Time, See Ya

 
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