Thursday: Manga Summaries
- 31-08-2006-15:21 EDT - Serebii

Busy Busy. Should have ep pics tomorrow

In The Manga Department

Volume 22 Summaries

Coronis has kindly written up summaries for the latest volume of the Pokémon Special Manga. This volume includes the finale of the RS series and the beginnings for the FRLG. We have also added information to the Character BIOs based on this. Click below to go to the Chapter List:

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Minor DP Tidbit & Episode Guide
- 30-08-2006-08:02 EDT - Serebii


Busy Busy

In The Games Department

Diamond & Pearl Tidbit

In Continuation to the news yesterday, on further investigation, according to Coronis and kiera2 the scan seems to imply (although it does not actually say it outright, so this is not confirmed) that after you transfer the 6 from your GBA games to DP, you have to go to a nearby Park in the game and hunt them down and capture them with the Park Balls. It is unknown if they will be easier to capture (since many of the Pokemon likely transferred will be legendaries which have an incredibly low capture rate). This is yet to be confirmed but we will keep you aprised on this startling news development

In The Anime Department

Episode Guide

Well, Alfonso has done a guide for a past episode, the Bonsly episode. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: New DP News & DVD Pages
- 29-08-2006-08:32 EDT - Serebii


Ok, first let me just counter a rumour going around. 534 is NOT the number of Pokémon total in DP. The National Dex numbers going around for the Pokémon are also inaccurate. Whoever posted them forgets that Old Pokemon are in the Shinou Dex

In The Games Department

Diamond & Pearl News

Well a small tidbit of Diamond & Pearl news had come out regarding the compatibility with th 3rd Generation games:

  • You don't trade but actually transfer Pokémon from the GBA games to DP
  • You can only transfer a Maximum of 6 Pokémon to the DP games each day
  • It also reminds you that a fair few old Pokémon are obtainable in Diamond & Pearl
  • On the Status screen, it states the date the Pokémon was obtained/traded
  • The Safari Zone is set to make a return
I have added this information to the 3rd Gen Trade page:

DP Transferral
In The Anime Department

DVD Pages

I've also added the upcoming Advanced Battle & 10th Anniversary DVDs to the DVD page. Click below to view:

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week
- 27-08-2006-16:50 EDT - Serebii


Still no news. For the Pokémon of the Week, since we only had like 3 fully evolved Pokémon left, we're going to slowly go through the old ones again and replace them counting them as the Pokemon of the Week. This will stop many of the beliefs around here that our sets are not very good as we will be improving the ones which are primarily bashed. We do it such as this week. The old entries are still going to be accessible on the PotW Index Page, but the newer (better) ones get priority, you access them by clicking the older date. This is only until the 4th Gen has been out for a number of weeks so everyone has a feel for the system. In which case the PotW will be restarted based upon the 4th Generation Metagame

In The Pokémon Of The Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

In keeping with that, the 248th Pokémon of the Week, which was also the 2nd Pokémon of the week, is coincidentally Pokémon #248; Tyranitar.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Ep Pics & BIO
- 26-08-2006-05:45 EDT - Serebii


Major Apologies. I tried to get these up before I left for my friend's birthday but no luck. Sorry again for the delay. I may update again later
I'm sure that by now you have seen reports around saying "Pikachu in Mario Strikers Charged". This is absolutely not true. The sihlouette that many people think is Pikachu is Diddy Kong. You can clearly see the shape of his cap as well as his mouth. I can guarantee it

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

Well, I have done the pictures for yesterdays episode, the Battle Pyramid episode. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Character BIOs

I have also updated Brandon's BIO with another Pokémon. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Nothing
- 24-08-2006-16:55 EDT - Serebii


I do apologise, I have been fairly busy the last couple of days and have been unable to do anything. Luckily news is in a lull at the moment and people seemed to have stopped with the fakes, hooray! Anyway, I shall endeavour to try and get an update up tomorrow including the episode pictures.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Yet Another Fake Being Believed
- 22-08-2006-04:45 EDT - Serebii


May update again later today

In The Fakes Department

Oh Yay, More Fakes

Yet another fake has come causing many people to believe it and in relation to it, the other fake for an evolution of Pochama. However there are many reasons why it is an fake, primarily the positioning of the sprite and the direction it is facing which goes against all conditions and previous footage and the standards set in previous games.
Now I have to emplore you creators yet again, yes feel free to make fake Pokémon if that is what you enjoy, but PLEASE do not pass them off as real. Everyone is getting fed up with it:

Fake Pokémon

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Minor DP Page
- 21-08-2006-15:41 EDT - Serebii


Busy Busy. Not much news about

In The Games Department

Minor DP Page

Well within this news lull, I have created a page detailling the details about Pofin, the new replacement for PokéBlocks


Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pkmn of the Week
- 20-08-2006-15:45 EDT - Serebii


Slow News Weekend.

In The Pokémon Of The Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Well, Here's the two hundred & fourty-seventh featured Pokémon, Dustox.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Ep Pics, A Rant & Minor DP News
- 18-08-2006-19:10 EDT - Serebii


I apologise about the forums. 2 days ago we turned them off for what was meant to be a quick fix for the server, however complications arose which made it longer and then once we got everything sorted on it earlier this morning, MORE things went wrong. But they're back now, we're unsure on how stable the new server is, but we can only find out through trial and error so things will be intermitent over the weekend.

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

Well, I have done the pictures for yesterdays episode, the Pokémon Centre episode. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Character BIOs

I have also updated Brandon's BIO with another Pokémon. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

In The Fakes Department

Oh Yay, More Fakes

Ok, I know its unprofessional of me to do this but I feel you all should know and read this little editorial/rant. Over the last 72 hours, a disturbingly large amount of fakes have cropped up and spread around. Far be it for me to judge the other sites but many other sites have been claiming them as real. Thus confusion is made and everyone starts spreading them giving the creators exactly what they want.
Fakes are one of the things wrong with the community. People create them just for fame and recognition. If people want to create new Pokémon then do so...but passing them off as real and creating them thusly for that purpose...it is detrimental to the community as a whole. I know that this won't stop people from creating fakes but I am hoping that it will open up your eyes. Very rarely do Pokémon get revealed outside of official sources such as CoroCoro or the official homepage. The only exceptions this generation were Elekible & Mukkuru in the trailer and Rozureido and Koroboshi in the demo. The demo has not changed so it is unlikely we'll get any more like that.
However thats never to say never...we may see more new Pokemno crop up in videos and such before the game is out, but unless its an official video...it's likely that it is 100% fake. Suffice to say, if its not from CoroCoro or the official site and I don't have it, it is more than likely completely and utterly fake and I'm getting fed up posting all of these fakes to get people to stop believing them
Remember...if it isn't from official source or is not here...it's likely to be fake...below are the fakes that have cropped up:

Fake Pokémon
In The Games Department

Minor DP News

Just a bit of Minor news; Pachirisu's Number in the Shinou is confirmed to be #055 thus showing it does not evolve. The other numbers rumoured around the web are yet to be confirmed

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Episode Titles
- 16-08-2006-14:15 EDT - Serebii


Been setting up some plans for how things are going down in a month

In The Anime Department

Episode Titles

The first 5 titles for the 9th Season of Pokémon set to air on Cartoon Network have been revealed. They will air at 9:30 am after an encore of the previous week's episode. Click Below to view Synopsi & Pics. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Episode 423: Fear Factor Phony
Episode 424: Sweet Baby James
Episode 425: A Chip Off The Old Brock
Episode 426: Wheel...of Fortune!
Episode 427: May's Egg-cellent Adventure!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Episode Guide
- 15-08-2006-15:53 EDT - Serebii


Been busy finalising plans for something big in the upcoming project. I have also added Aobasubasu to the Fake section...the jury is still out on Aobasu

In The Anime Department

Episode Guide

Well, Alfonso has done a guide for a past episode, the Battle Pyramid episode. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: New Pokémon?
- 14-08-2006-09:15 EDT - Serebii


Busy Busy

In The Pokémon Department

New Pokémon?

You all know I hate posting stuff we aren't sure of, but a new screenshot has cropped up which features what looks to be an evolved form of Naetoru. Being a picture of the screen taken from a digital camera, it would be difficult but not impossible to fake, but I'm still not 100% sure on this so don't take it as a real Pokémon yet. It looks to be a Pokémon along Naetoru's evolution chain called Aobasu. It's name meaning Fresh Leaves & Nest. We are currently checking whether it is real or not. Watch this space
EDIT: Just a quick edit before I go...an image just popped up of a supposed final evolution and it seems pretty fake called Aobasusu which I'll add to the fake section tomorrow. This however casts a little bit more doubt on Aobasu. I'm leaning 50/50 Fake/Real at the moment...I'll keep you aprised

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pkmn of the Week
- 13-08-2006-14:51 EDT - Serebii


Busy Busy

In The Pokémon Of The Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Well, Here's the two hundred & fourty-sixth featured Pokémon, Omastar.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Minor DP Stuff
- 12-08-2006-14:56 EDT - Serebii


Busy Busy

In The Games Department

DP Stuff

We have several minor tidbits of information from a recent video and demo of Diamond & Pearl.

  • Mukkuru knows an attack called Brave Bird. This attack is Flying Type. It is unknown what it does
  • Elekible knows an attack called Charge Beam. No further details are known about this attack
  • Rozureido knows an attack called Leaf Storm. No further details are known
  • Two New Natures have been brought in. It is unknown what stats it effects especially since every combination has been dealt with. They are Meticulous & Frivolous

We hope to bring you more as soon as we can, until then keep checking back

In The Anime Department

Character BIO

Well, I have edited Drew's BIO with a new Pokémon. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Episode Title

Well a new Japanese Episode Title has been announced for the Penultimate episode of Advanced Generation:

Episode 468: End of a Journey, Yet Beginning of a Journey!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: DP Stuff
- 11-08-2006-04:36 EDT Edit at 11:02 EDT - Serebii


Will add to the update throughout the day

In The Games Department

DP Stuff

  • The Bird Pokémon has now been revealed to be #010 in the Shinou Dex, #396 in the National Dex. It's call Mukkuru and is the Gray Starling Pokémon and is Normal/Flying Type. We are not 100% sure on the authenticity of this yet but several seperate screenshots have come through. We're classing it as legitimate for the time being, as it seems to have come from an updated PokéJungle demo. We'll keep you aprised

  • Two new Pokémon Sihlouettes were revealed via the official site earlier today (One being Mukkuru). Click below to go to the new Pokémon Page. It is unknown what these Pokémon are and what types they are


  • The Pokémon Garden aspect of the official site has also revealed that there may be a pre-evolved form of Roselia and a pre-evolved form of Lucario, but this does not make it 100% fact
  • Elekible's move, Giga Attack requires the user to rest afterwards like with Hyper Beam
  • Elekible's ability Electric Engine states that when Elekible is hit by an Electric attack, it's speed increases and it does not take damage
  • Chiremu has a new attack called Spell. This attack stops the foe from being able to make critical hits
  • Instead of using Pokéblocks to increase your Pokémon's Contest stats, you use a new item called Pofin, or PokéBread as it will inevitably be called here. You have to mix them on the touch screen and the more accurately you make it the higher the level and effect. Click below to go to our Super Contest section, now updated with more information
Super Contests
  • The Global Trading Station allows you to put the Pokémon you're willing to trade up and state what you would like in return including Pokémon Name, Level and Gender. If it finds a match that the trainers agree to, a trade is done. If not then it stays on the system until you cancel. You can also look at the Pokémon open for trades and put in an offer.
I have also added many clearer screenshots into the Pre-Release Screenshot page, expect many more to come

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

Well, I have done the pictures for yesterdays episode, the Contest episode. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Episode Guide
- 10-08-2006-16:31 EDT - Serebii


Busy Busy

In The Anime Department

Episode Guide

Well, Alfonso has done a guide for a past episode, the Celebi episode. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: DP Stuff
- 09-08-2006-16:41 EDT - Serebii


No News...I don't expect any soon, but we should have clearer screenshots within a week

In The Games Department

DP Page

As per popular request, I have made a page detailling the changed within the Battle System that have been brought by Diamond & Pearl. Until release this page will be updated with any attacks that we learn the Classification of and on release will have a list for the three types added:

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: DP Stuff & Episode Title
- 07-08-2006-16:21 EDT - Serebii


Busy Busy

In The Games Department

DP Page

Well I have created a small page regarding the Shinou Underground for further reference. I'll add it when further information is revealed:

In The Anime Department

Episode Title

Well a New Episode Title has been confirmed for the 3rd to last Advance Generation episode in Japan:

Episode 467: Ash VS May! The Last Battle!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Diamond & Pearl Info
- 06-08-2006-08:51 EDT - Serebii


Busy Busy

In The Games Department

DP Info

Well more info has come from CoroCoro focusing on the WiFi features. Thanks to Coronis for assistance on translation:

  • The Underground world of Shinou mentioned before appears to be a co-operative area where you link up with a friend (Over Wireless and WiFi) and search for items and Pokémon, tackling puzzles enroute. Fossils are primarily found here
  • The underground area is also where the secret bases are situated and there is a game called Flag Retrieval. Each person has a flag in their secret base and when connected you need to go to your friends base and retrieve their flag. There are Rocks and Leaves and many other traps that can slow you down or stop you on that route
  • The Battle Tower makes a return with global WiFi battling in a special WiFi Battle Room
  • There is a Global Trade Station where you can meet up with people online around the globe and trade with people.
    Currently it is unknown if the Global Trade Station & Battle Tower require Friend Codes, but considering there is a WiFi Center in each Pokémon Center, it is likely that these are random battles & trade hunts

I have added many new pictures into the Pre-Release Picture section. Should have some higher quality pictures soon:

DP Pages

I have also added a page detailing the Pokémon Super Contests and changes within

Finally I have edited the WiFi section with the information provided from CoroCoro

In The Pokémon Of The Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Well, Here's the two hundred & fourty-fiftth featured Pokémon, Pelipper.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Diamond & Pearl Info &Episode Pictures
- 05-08-2006-13:27 EDT - Serebii


Sorry about the delay, I was out. Thanks to grem for updating in my absense. Will add to this as I format everything

In The Games Department

DP Info

Well CoroCoro has revealed a boat load of new information including the starters as we described the other day:

  • Naetoru or Naetle as you'll see elsewhere is the Grass Type Pokémon starter. With the Young Leaf Classification, It has the standard Overgrow ability. It has the attack Razor Leaf
  • Hikozaru is the Fire Type Pokémon Starter. With a Young Ape Classification, it also has the standard Blaze ability. It knows the attack Ember
  • Pocchama is the Water Type Pokémon Starter. With the Penguin Classification, it has the standard Torrent ability. It knows the attack Bubble

  • Rozureido, the previously confirmed Roselia evolution has the classification of Bouquet Pokémon and has the Natural Cure & Poison Point abilities. It also knows Petal Dance

  • Elekible or Elekiburu as you may see around is now confirmed to evolve from Electabuzz. It's classification is Thunder & Electricity Pokémon and it has a new ability, Electric Engine, which increases Elekible's speed in battle under certain circumstances. It knows a new attack called Giga Impact which does powerful damage.

  • Mime Jr. is a Pokémon exclusive to Pokémon Diamond. It has the Soundproof and Filter abilities
  • Bonsly is a Pokémon exclusive to Pokémon Pearl. It has the Rock Head & Sturdy abilities
  • Lucario knows a new attack called Faint. It manages to attack the foe even if it has successfully used Protect or Detect
  • Perap knows a new attack called Blabber. This attack confuses the foe. This attack also lets you record your voice so that that is played when Perap uses it
  • Pachirisu knows the attack Spark
  • Contests have returned to the game and are now called Super Contests. They are done in 3 rounds and still have the usual aspect from Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald:
  • The first round of Contests is where you dress your Pokémon up using the Touch Pen and certain items that you have access to such as crowns. This is the Visual Judgement category
  • The second round is called the Dance Judgement category. Your Pokémon joins in a dance routine and you get rated based on rhythm and co-ordination. It is unknown how this will physically work as of yet
  • The final round is the same as last time, the Performence Judgement category. You use your Pokémon's attacks to create dazzling appeals and try to Jam the other participants

I have added many new pictures into the Pre-Release Picture section. Should have some higher quality pictures soon:

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

Well, I have done the pictures for thursdays episode, the Battle Pyramid episode. Click Below to view. Be Warned as they contain spoilers:

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: TCG Stuff and Again PossibleFake DP Starters?
- 04-08-2006-13:05 EDT - Serebii


Thats Right...We Have TCG Stuff. Will add the Ep Pics when I get a chance

In The Pokémon Department

Possible Starters

By now you should all know how I hate posting un-confirmed stuff but I kind of had to in regards to this. Earlier this morning an image containing 3 Pokémon appeared. Now unlike the previous fakes that we have known these look completely professional and done in the right style. However we do have no source for them so we are completely unsure of their authenticity. From the looks of things the Kangaroo is Fighting Type, Rhino is Psychic and Cat is Dark. This follows the previously revealed statement from the official site stating that the starters are Psychic, Dark & Fighting.
However it does contradict the Blog post we found the other day, but as I said then that wasn't confirmed. But at the moment there is absolutely no way to tell if these Pokémon are real or not, I will however keep you aprised when we find out

In The TCG Department

Manafi Half Deck

Well as with every year for the last 5 years, Altomare Latios has got his hands on, scanned and translated the cards in the special Movie Half Deck that follows the old VS set's standard for Pokémon Cards. Click below to view.

Pokémon Ranger & The Prince of the Sea - Manafi Half Deck

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Destroying Yet Another Believed Fake
- 03-08-2006-17:34 EDT - Serebii


Good thing people are making fakes to help cover for this slow news time. Should get some news in the next few days or so. Episode Pictures tomorrow

In The Site Department

Fake Pokémon

Well a few more fakes have cropped up, again I may go on about how they are really annoying for me to have to deal with in damage control across the entire community of websites...it most certainly isn't fun. Be sure to always check the site if you see something suspicious. If it's not here then chances are its fake. But if its spreading and people are believing or you are unsure, just e-mail me and I'll try and confirm as soon as I can

Fake Pokémon Again

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon News
- 02-08-2006-11:34 EDT - Serebii


There are some sihlouettes flying about that people are claiming to be starters. As of now there are currently no sources and no proof so they are likely to be fake, but then again they may not be. Lucky us

In The Pokémon Department

Pokémon Names & Possible Starter Descriptions?

First off is the pretty much confirmed stuff is that we have three new Pokémon names from some official merchandise being released in Japan later this year. These names are Naetoru, Hikozaru & Bocchama. Now these names are speculated to be for the starters with Naetoru meaning Sprout Beetle and Hikozaru meaning Fire Child Ape. However this association is yet to be confirmed. If it is confirmed it puts to question the previously revealed information from the official site regarding the starter triangle.

However, in a Japanese Blog, a person claimed to get an Exclusive Tour of Nintendo HQ and saw the three starting Pokémon. He states that the starters follow the previous type triangle and claims that the Fire Type had the name Hikozaru. He described the Grass Starter as having a body similar to Chikorita and a face like Trapinch. The Fire Type he also confirmed to be a Fire Ape similar to how the name obtained on official merchandise states. Finally he states that the water type seems to be similar to a Penguin in appearance.

However since this information has come from a Blog, chances are it's fake...but if not and if the writer is sincere, this could be the first information we have for the starters. Chances are we will not know for sure until next week at the earliest, maybe mid-September. Remember, the above information is NOT 100% confirmed so take it with a grain of salt. Thanks to Coronis for the translations. Rest assured, we will keep you aprised on these as soon as possible

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Fake Pokémon
- 01-08-2006-12:34 EDT - Serebii


Slow News Time...as previously said, we should get some soon

In The Site Department

Fake Pokémon Page

First, allow me to level with you, I am fed up. Over 20 times today on the forums people posted a Lickitung evolution that someone created on the forums and posted around a month ago. However since it turned up on a Japanese Image Board a couple of days ago, sites have been running around posting it as a new Pokémon and people thusly follow through with this, posting it and e-mailling it.
Well, I have had enough. I have decided to add the recent 6 Fake Pokémon to the Fake Pokémon section of the website, the section that only deals with commonly believed Pokémon. From now on, I ask you...if you see a Pokémon that is not on the site, don't believe it unless its from a retributal source. Just because it is Japanese does not make it real:

Fake Pokémon

Until Next Time, See Ya

 
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