Friday: Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon

30-05-2014 06:10 BST / 01:10 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 12:20 GMT
Edit @ 07:30: Episode Title | Edit @ 12:20: More Screenshots

Band of Thieves & 1,000 Pokémon

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The Band of Thieves & 1,000 Pokémon

The official site has updated with some further details of the upcoming release, The Band of Thieves & 1,000 Pokémon. First thing is that you select the lead Pokémon to attack when you begin. From there, you can change the Pokémon you use in the manner explained on Tuesday. Pokémon will disappear after you use them, so you will have to keep StreetPassing. The lead Pokémon of the person you pass determines what Pokémon you get. If they lead with Froakie, you'll get Froakie. As expected, you can also buy Pokémon using Game Coins, but like with StreetPassing, you'll only get the Pokémon that matches your lead.
The purpose of the game is to bring back treasure that has been stolen by the thieves Marilyn and Riot. Marilyn appears in Stage 4 with her Delphox. You need to beat both Greninja and Delphox to clear the game. You have to decide how many pokemon to use in each battle, based on your opponents strength. Using too many up in a single battlle, may mean you will lose the next one because you have too few Pokmon left. You do have the ability to attempt to sneak past opponents to skip the stage, but if they spot you, the battle will commence. Finally, several new screenshots have been added to our section. Click the image to go to the page.
Edit @ 12:20: More screenshots have been added as well as some details. Within the game, you can receive movie news. This news is obtained and unlocked as you are playing the game. If you StreetPass someone who has a bit of information that you do not have, you will receive the information. It also has been reconfirmed that you will receive a special item or Pokémon in X & Y through Mystery Gift through this game.

Pokémon Bank

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Titles

The Pokémon Fan magazine has revealed another new Episode title for an upcoming episode. This episode is due to air on July 10th 2014 and features the first appearance of Hawlucha, who appeared for the first time in the anime in the new opening that aired yesterday. July 17th 2014 has another break for the airing of last year's move, Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Episode 838: The Forest Champion! Enter Hawlucha!!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon X & Y - Battle Competitions + Episode Pictures + Episode Titles + Character Biography

29-05-2014 07:14 BST / 02:14 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 14:10 GMT
Edit @ 08:19: Trademarks | Edit @ 11:52: Character Biography | Edit @ 12:30: Episode Title | Edit @ 14:10: Episode Pictures

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon X & Y

Details of the next Battle Competition has been announced. This battle competition is the 2014 International Challenge June and runs for all regions at the same time. This competition runs standard VGC rules: A Double Battle competition, with only Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédex eligible, and only if they were hatched/caught in Kalos. It also restricts use of Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde. Registration runs from June 12th to June 20th while the competition itself runs from June 20th to June 23rd. All people who participate will receive 1,000 PokéMile Points

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon X & Y

Registration for the Think Fast! Single Battle has begun. Registration runs from today until June 6th and entrants receive 1000 PokéMiles. This competition runs unique rules: A Single Battle competition, with Pokémon in the National Pokédex eligible, and only if they were hatched/caught in Kalos. The special feature of this competition is the fact that you have a very short time to select your moves. The competition itself runs from June 6th to June 9th.

In The Games Department

Pokémon - Trademarks

A new trademark has been discovered as being registered by Nintendo, GameFreak and Creatures Inc. in Japan. This trademark is for デルタエメラルド Delta Emerald. In addition to this, in the US, at the same time as the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire domains were registered, one was registered for Pokémon Delta Emerald. This trademark registration is not likely to be indicative of a game release, but rather covering bases in a similar manner to the registration of Pokémon Water Blue back in 2004 and numerous other Pokémon names over the past 10 years including Pokémon Grey. We'll bring more as it comes

Ta-da! A Fake Ash Appears!!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Co. being impersonated in a town and being held accountable for the impersonators acts. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Korrina and Lucario! The Secrets of Mega Evolution!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting up with the Kalos region Gym Leader, Korrina. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Pokémon X & Y

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Character Biography

With the episode that just aired in Japan, I have been able to create a new biography. This biography is for the Kalos region Gym Leader, Korrina, and features the Pokémon she uses in the battle against Ash. Click the image to go to the biography, but be warned as it contains spoilers

Pokémon Bank

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Titles

The official TV Tokyo site has revealed another new Episode title for an upcoming episode. This episode is due to air on July 3rd 2014 and feature the continuation of Ash & Co. meeting up with Korrina and her Mega Lucario
Episode 837: Mega Lucario VS Mega Mawile! The Mega Evolution Bond!!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Origins iTunes Release

28-05-2014 19:26 BST / 14:26 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 19:26 GMT

Pokémon Origins

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Pokémon Origins

For those of you in the US or Europe, Pokémon Origins is now available for purchase on iTunes. This special comes available in four parts at Ł2.49/$2.99 per episode in HD or Ł1.89/$1.99 for the episodes in Standard Definition. This is the only way to own this special outside of Japan and Australia at this time as the DVD and BluRay have yet to be released.

Until Next Time, See Ya

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Tuesday: Pokémon XY - Global Link Gifts + Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon

27-05-2014 07:42 BST / 102:42 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 02:04 GMT
Edit @ 02:04: Band of Thieves & 1,000 Pokémon

Band of Thieves & 1,000 Pokémon

In The Games Department

The Band of Thieves & 1,000 Pokémon

The official site has updated with some further details of the upcoming release, The Band of Thieves & 1,000 Pokémon. In this, it revealed that the method of altering the Pokémon you use. To do this, you either touch the touchscreen for each Pokémon, or press the X, Y or A buttons. In addition to this, several new screenshots have been added to our section. Click the image to go to the page.

Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

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Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

For those of you with the Pokémon X & Y games, the special gifts for participation in the last Online Competitions have gone live. If you participated in the recent International Challenge May, you will have access to an Enigma Berry if you have international games or 1,000 PokéMiles if you have the Japanese games. This item is obtained through a special attraction in the PokéMileage Club, and sent to your game with Game Sync, so be sure to get it if you earned it.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

25-05-2014 20:40 BST / 15:40 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 20:40 GMT

Pokémon of the Week - Arcanine

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Who's That Pokémon

With apologies for the delay, today marks the thirtieth entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Kanto Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers BlueHarvest, jesusfreak94 & UR2L8. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the first generation. Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.The sight of it running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night has captivated many people. Its magnificent bark conveys a sense of majesty. Anyone hearing it can't help but grovel before it. This legendary Chinese Pokémon is considered magnificent. Many people are enchanted by its grand mane. So here it is, the thirtieth entry, Arcanine.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon XY - Fancy Pattern Vivillon + Mega Evolution Special

23-05-2014 06:05 BST / 01:05 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 07:31 GMT
Edit @ 07:31: Mega Evolution Special

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon X & Y

It has been revealed that the next special form of Vivillon has been announced. This form, the Fancy Pattern, is to be distributed when over 100 million Pokémon have been traded on the GTS and is to tie in with the fact that Vivillon is the most traded Pokémon. The number is currently sitting at 85 million so only has 15 million to go. It is said that the distribution will be worldwide. The actual means of distribution has yet to be confirmed but we'll post as soon as it is

Pokémon Mega Evolution Special I

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Pokémon XY - Mega Evolution Special I

Earlier this year, a special episode of the anime featuring characters other than Ash aired. This episode was the first part of a recurring amount of specials focused on Mega Evolution and the character Alan's desire to defeat them all. Following the reveal of Part 2 in Japan, Part 1 has been announced by TV Guide listings to be airing on May 31st 2014 at 8am on Cartoon Network in the US.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon XY - Episode Pictures + Character Biography

22-05-2014 11:24 BST / 06:24 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:14 GMT
Edit @ 13:14: Episode Pictures

Enter Champion Diantha! Mega Gardevoir in Mist!!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting up with the Kalos region champion, Diantha. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Pokémon X & Y

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Character Biography

With the episode that just aired in Japan, I have been able to create a new biography. This biography is for the Kalos region Champion, Diantha, and features the Pokémon she uses in the battle against Ash. Click the image to go to the biography, but be warned as it contains spoilers

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Super Smash Bros - Greninja Alt

21-05-2014 07:55 BST / 02:55 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 07:55 GMT

Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

In The Games Department

Super Smash Bros for Wii U - Greninja

Within today's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U daily picture, Greninja was featured. Within this, it showed the standard feature of the games, the colour palette swaps and showed the first known for Greninja. In this swap, we have a special red Greninja. It is unknown what the other colours will be, or if shiny Greninja will make an appearance

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Closure

20-05-2014 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 15:00 GMT

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection  Closure

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Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Closure

As of this moment, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection has been taken down. Due to Gamespy closing down all of their functions, Nintendo has had to close the online features of all DS & Wii games. This affects the games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Battle Revolution, Black, White, Black 2, White 2 and several spin-off titles. The online functions of these games will unfortunately not return. 3DS and Wii U titles, including Pokémon X & Y, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter are unaffected by this.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

18-05-2014 13:00 BST / 08:00 EDT by Serebii

Multiple big pieces of news have come the past week so be sure to check. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:00 GMT

Pokémon of the Week - Whimsicott

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the twenty-ninth entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Unova Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers BlueHarvest, jesusfreak94 & UR2L8. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the fifth generation. Like the wind, it can slip through any gap, no matter how small. It leaves balls of white fluff behind. Riding whirlwinds, they appear. These Pokémon sneak through gaps into houses and cause all sorts of mischief. They appear along with whirlwinds. They pull pranks, such as moving furniture and leaving balls of cotton in homes. So here it is, the twenty-ninth entry, Whimsicott.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon X & Y Battle Competition + Mega Evolution Act 2

16-05-2014 07:12 BST / 02:12 EDT by Serebii

Multiple big pieces of news have come the past week so be sure to check. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 15:35 GMT
Edit @ 15:35: Battle Competitions

Pokémon X & Y

In The Games Department

Pokémon X & Y

The battles for the 2014 International Challenge May have begun. Entrants in North America, Europe and Australasia will receive an Enigma Berry. This competition runs standard VGC rules: A Double Battle competition, with only Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédex eligible, and only if they were hatched/caught in Kalos. It also restricts use of Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde. The competition itself runs until Monday May 19th.

Pokémon X & Y

In The Games Department

Pokémon X & Y

It has been confirmed that the Battle Competitions announced yesterday for Japan will also run in the west. It's not currently clear if they will run simultaneously and connected to the Japanese ones, or independently.
May 16–18: 2014 International Challenge May. Registration is closed..
June 6–8: Think Fast Competition: Single Battle.
Late June: 2014 International Challenge June.
July: Eevee Friendly Match [Name TBD].
July: All Star Battle [Name TBD].
August: Think Fast Competition: Double Battle.
Fall: Fairy-type Cup [Name TBD].
Fall: Halloween Party [Name TBD].

Pokémon Bank

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Titles

The official TV Tokyo site has revealed that a second Mega Evolution special is coming. No date has been given, but it has confirmed that The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act 2~ will air soon on TV Tokyo. We'll bring more details on this episode as and when they come

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon + X & Y Battle Competitions + Episode Pictures + Episode Titles

15-05-2014 06:05 BST / 01:05 EDT by Serebii

Multiple big pieces of news have come the past week so be sure to check. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 14:32 GMT
Edit @ 06:10: Pikachu Event | Edit @ 06:58: First trailer | Edit @ 12:26: Episode Titles | Edit @ 13:12: Episode Pictures | Edit @ 14:26: Battle Competitions

The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon

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The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon

The official site has updated with the first The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon details and images. These images depict the gameplay of the game and show how it will be played. First, the game will be available from June 5th to September 30th 2014 and is set in the same place as the movie. If you take the game with you to the movie and access it then, something big will happen. It will also connect with Pokémon X & Y by completing a challenge in the game. You need to StreetPass with other players of the game in order to increase your army.
We have updated our pre-release picture page to include these screenshots. Click the image to go to the page
Footage

Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

In The Games Department

Pokémon X & Y - Battle Competitions

The Pokémon Global Link has updated with the details of various Battle Competitions over the coming months for Japan and International. These tournaments are all tentative and subject to change. It's not known if all of these competitions will make it outside of Japan
First is the Explosive Speed! Single Battle competition. Registration for this competition is open from May 29th to June 6th while the battle runs from June 6th to June 9th. It's a Single Battle tournament open to the National Pokédex except for the usual Legendary Pokémon and have to be Kalos Native. Entrants receive 1,000 PokéMiles. The times to select moves has been reduced: 10 minutes for the battle, 30 seconds to select your Pokémon and 15 seconds to select your move
Next is the 2014 International Challenge June, another International Battle Competition open to everyone worldwide. This follows VGC rules and will run in late June
The Eevee Friendly is scheduled for July and features use only of Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon & Sylveon, and is a Rotation Battle tournament
Next, the All Star ☆ Battle. This battle is a Double Battle tournament scheduled for July and allows you to use any Pokémon except Diancie. Pokémon from Poké Transporter can be used, but you can only have two Legendary Pokémon or Mythical Pokémon registered in your Battle Box
Next is the Ultra Fast! Double Battle! scheduled for August. This competition is a Double Battle tournament that runs without you seeing your opponent's team before battle. In addition to that, you can only select 3 Pokémon for entry into battle, rather than the usual 4
Next, in the Autumn, is the Fairy Friendly competition. This tournament is limited only to Fairy-type Pokémon. The type of battle has yet to be determined
Finally is the Halloween Party competition, also in Autumn. This tournament is limited to Ghost-type Pokémon and is a Single Battle competition. You need to include a Gourgeist in your Battle Box
We'll bring more on each of these as they are announced

Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

In The Games Department

Pokémon X & Y - Special Battle Season Announcements

The Pokémon Global Link has also updated with details of the next two Battle Spot - Special Battle seasons. These Special rules have various altered rulesets that can only be done at the duration listed
Season 5 runs from July 15th 2014 and is a Single Battle ruleset. In this, you can use all six Pokémon of your team with no hold items, akin to the rules that existed when Pokémon Red & Green were revealed
Season 6 runs from mid-September and runs a special ruleset. This season is a Double Battle season with the standard rules, but with a twist. In it, it will block the Top 12 Pokémon that were used in the Double Battle option in Seasons 1 to 4 and the first half of Season 5.

Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

In The Games Department

Pokémon X & Y - Pikachu Distribution

A new event has been announced for Japan. On June 15th 2014, in 40 locations across Japan, a special Pikachu is to be distributed. This Pikachu is to tie in with the TV show, Pokémon Get☆TV and will have its full details announced on the episode that is set to air on June 1st. We'll bring more details as they come

Flabébé and the Fairy Flower!

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Bonnie befriending a Flabébé who mistook a hair decoration for a flower . The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

Pokémon Bank

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Titles

The official TV Tokyo site has revealed a few new Episode titles for upcoming episodes. These episodes are due to air on June 12th and June 19th respectively and feature the continuation of Ash & Co. meeting up with Korrina and her Mega Lucario
Episode 835: Mega Lucario VS Mega Lucario! A Storm of Aura
Episode 836: Hearts Calling Out to One Another! Go Beyond Aura!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon X & Y - Special Vivillon Distribution + Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Reminder + Japanese 3DS LL Promotion

14-05-2014 09:39 BST / 04:39 EDT by Serebii

Multiple big pieces of news have come the past week so be sure to check. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 16:33 GMT
Edit @ 10:17: Japanese 3DS LL Promotion | Edit @ 16:33: Vivillon

Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

In The Games Department

Pokémon X & Y - Special Vivillon Distribution

A new event has been announced. Making its first appearance worldwide, the special PokéBall Pattern Vivillon is to be given at the Pokémon Center in Paris from June 4th to June 21st. This Vivillon is Level 12 and comes with the moves Stun Spore, Gust, Light Screen and Struggle Bug. It is unknown if this event will make it out of France. Our Event Database has been updated with details of this event

Pokémon X & Y

In The Games Department

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Closure

On Tuesday May 20th, due to Gamespy shutting down all their services the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the online feature for all DS and Wii titles, which is run by Gamespy, is shutting down. As such, multiple Pokémon titles are to be hit by it and so their online features are to be inaccessible. Seeing as there has been some confusion, I have compiled this small table that lists all features of each game affected. Note: All 3DS titles, including Pokémon Bank, aren't affected by this shut down. All local wireless features on DS games will also continue to work.
Pokémon Diamond/Pearl Pokémon Platinum Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver Pokémon Battle Revolution
Pokémon Wi-Fi Club
-Online Battles
-Online Trade
-GTS
-Voice Chat
Battle Tower Downloads
Mystery Gift over WFC*
Pokémon Wi-Fi Club
-Online Battles
-Online Trade
-GTS
-Voice Chat
-Plaza Games
-Battle Frontier Invites
Wi-Fi Plaza
Mystery Gift over WFC*
Pokémon Wi-Fi Club
-Online Battles
-Online Trade
-GTS
-Voice Chat
-Plaza Games
-Battle Frontier Invites
Wi-Fi Plaza
Mystery Gift over WFC*
Online Battles
Random Match-Up
Pokémon Black/White Pokémon Black 2/White 2 Pokémon Ranger Shadows of Almia Pokémon Ranger Guardian Signs
Pokémon Wi-Fi Club
-Online Battles
-Online Trade
-Voice Chat
-Xtransceiver
Random Matchup
GTS
GTS Negotiations
Battle Subway Wi-Fi Line
Musical Photo Sharing
Battle Video Upload/Download
Union Tower Registration
Game Sync*
Mystery Gift over WFC*
Pokémon Wi-Fi Club
-Online Battles
-Online Trade
-Voice Chat
-Xtransceiver
Random Matchup
GTS
GTS Negotiations
Battle Subway Wi-Fi Line
Musical Photo Sharing
Battle Video Upload/Download
PWT Downloads
Union Tower Registration
Multiple medal activations
Memory Link over WFC
Join Avenue interactions over WiFi
Game Sync*
Mystery Gift over WFC*
Ranger Net Downloads*
-Dialga in Hia Valley?
-Palkia in Haruba Desert!?
-For the Bride & Shaymin
Ranger Net Downloads*
-Find Giratina's Griseous Orb!
-Pledge to Arceus
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time/Darkness Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing/Stormy/Light Adventure Squad Pokémon Conquest
SOS Messages SOS Messages Wonder Mail Downloads
-Giratina Mission
-Dialga Mission
-Arceus Mission
Event Downloads*
* This feature stopped previously due to events ending or the feature it connects to shutting down

Pokémon X & Y

In The Games Department

Pokémon 3DS LL - Free Game Campaign

In April, it was announced that, if you buy a 3DS LL console in Japan, you will get a free game download, with the games changing each month. The titles for June have been announced and include a wide range of Pokémon titles. If you purchase a Nintendo 3DS LL in Japan from June 1st to June 30th and redeem your code in the same timeframe, you will have the option of receiving a free copy of Pokémon X, Pokémon Y or Pokémon Art Academy. Pokémon Art Academy is released on June 19th, so you can't redeem the code until then.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokemon + Pokémon X & Y - Global Link Distributions + Super Smash Bros. Charizard + Black 2 & White 2 Soundtrack

13-05-2014 07:16 BST / 02:16 EDT by Serebii

Multiple big pieces of news have come the past week so be sure to check. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 08:29 GMT
Edit @ 07:40: Black 2 & White 2 Soundtrack | Edit @ 07:49: Super Smash Bros. | Edit @ 08:29: New game

Pokémon X & Y

In The Games Department

Pokémon - CoroCoro Reveals

The next batch of CoroCoro information has been posted to Japanese forums and this batch showcases more information about a new game called The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon, This game is to be available on the 3DS eShop in Japan from June 5th and uses StreetPass to collect Pokémon to battle thieves. These thieves are based upon the characters Riot and Marilyn from the upcoming movie, Diancie & The Cocoon of Destruction. It's available for a limited time only and is free. It also offers a special Pikachu for download.
Winners of the battles against the Thieves are decided on numbers of Pokemon you have
Pokémon

Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

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Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

For those of you with the Japanese Pokémon X & Y games, the special gifts for participation in the last two Online Competitions have gone live. First, if you participated in the Famitsu Challenge, you will have received a special medal commemorating your participation. However, if you participated in the recent Japan Cup 2014, you will have access to an Ability Capsule. This item is obtained through a special attraction in the PokéMileage Club and is available until July 1st 2014 so be sure to get it if you earned it.

Pokémon X & Y Global Link Distributions

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Super Smash Bros for Wii U - Charizard

During the Super Smash Bros. Direct last month, it was revealed that Mega Charizard X was to be within the game in some form. While many speculated that this was the Final Smash, it had yet to be confirmed until today. Within this confirmation, it was also confirmed that Charizard's Rock Smash move is now its Down Special, and it has a new special move of Flare Blitz which, like in the main Pokémon games, gives you recoil if you damage anyone with it

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon Black & White Soundtrack

For those of you in North America and Europe, the next wave of soundtracks has been released by The Pokémon Company. This particular soundtrack is the Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 soundtrack and contains 173 tracks from the games for $9.99/Ł7.99/€8.99 on the iTunes platform. This completes the monthly release of the Pokémon game soundtracks in the west.

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Monday: Pokémon Art Academy - European & American Release

12-05-2014 12:02 BST / 07:02 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check Saturday's update for the first OR/AS footage. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 14:13 GMT

Pokémon Art Academy

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Pokémon Art Academy

Following the reveals two weeks ago, it has been confirmed that the spin-off title, Pokémon Art Academy, is to come out in Europe on July 4th 2014 and to Australia on July 5th 2014. This game is a combination of Pokémon and Art Academy and teaches you to draw using various Pokémon examples. It is coming to Japan on June 19th 2014, but no North American release has been confirmed at this time.
In the game, the teacher is known in the west as Professor Andy. We'll bring more as it comes
Edit @ 12:12: New screenshots have been added to our Pre-Release Picture page. Click the image to go to the page
Edit @ 13:07: Confirmed for Fall 2014 in North America
Edit @ 14:13: European Box-art released. Click the below image for a large version
Pokémon Art Academy

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Sunday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - CoroCoro + Pokémon of the Week

11-05-2014 08:01 BST / 11-05-2014 08:01 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for the first OR/AS footage. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:00 GMT
Edit @ 13:00: Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon BX & Y

In The Games Department

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire- CoroCoro Reveals

The next batch of CoroCoro information have been posted to Japanese forums. The first of which reveals the game, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. As expected, it doesn't show screenshots of the game but rather does what happened in Get TV last night and compares Groudon & Kyogre to the images on the package. The magazine promises that new content will come & be revealed in the issue next month, currently set for release on June 14th 2014
Pokémon

Pokémon of the Week - Garchomp

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the twenty-eighth entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Sinnoh Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writers BlueHarvest & UR2L8. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the fourth generation. When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed. It flies at speeds equals to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape. It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees. In addition to that, this article gets its special Mega Corner for Mega Garchomp. So here it is, the twenty-eighth entry, Garchomp.

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Saturday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Footage

11-05-2014 00:20 BST / 10-05-2014 19:20 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 00:30 GMT
Edit @ 00:30: Footage

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Japanese variety show, Pokémon Get☆TV has showcased the first ever Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire footage. This footage showcased Groudon in it. It then showed a similar piece with Kyogre and showcased animations as they activated their abilities. They then made reference to how different Groudon & Kyogre look compared to the box-art
Footage
Pokémon ORAS Pokémon ORAS

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Friday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Footage Announcement

09-05-2014 07:02 BST / 02:02 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 07:02 GMT

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

It has been confirmed through a trailer on TV that Japanese variety show, Pokémon Get☆TV is to showcase world exclusive first footage of the upcoming games Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire this weekend in the episode airing on Sunday May 11th at 07:30 JST. It's not known what the footage will contain but we'll provide details and screenshots as soon as it airs

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Thursday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire + Episode Pictures

08-05-2014 08:16 BST / 03:16 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 15:38 GMT
Edit @ 09:25: International Challenge Registration | Edit @ 13:10: Episode Pictures

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Following its reveal yesterday, there has been some question as to the actual content of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, as to whether they're remakes or new versions due to the wording of the announcement. During the Investor Briefing today, Satoru Iwata confirmed that Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are full-remakes of the 2002 releases, Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire. We'll bring more on these games as it comes
Edit @ 15:38: The Japanese arm of The Pokémon Company sent out an e-mail to all Daisuki Club members which ends up pointing out the differences to Groudon & Kyogre on the box-art, stating that they're showcasing "never before seen Pokémon", the same terminology they used for Black & White Kyurem, as well as Mega Mewtwo Y upon their reveal, indicating that they are more than stylised artwork of the Pokémon. We'll bring more on this as it comes

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon X & Y

Registration for the 2014 International Challenge May has started a day early for Europe and North America. Registration runs from May 9th to May 16th and entrants in North America, Europe and Australasia will receive an Enigma Berry. This competition runs standard VGC rules: A Double Battle competition, with only Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédex eligible, and only if they were hatched/caught in Kalos. It also restricts use of Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde. The competition itself runs from May 16th to May 19th.

 	Swirlix and Slurpuff!! A Sweet Fight Gets Anything But Sweet!?

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Serena meeting a trainer who questions her competence in creating PokéPuff, causing the pair to face off in a contest in the nearby town. The AniméDex has been updated with the contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers.

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Wednesday: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire + TCG - Flashfire

07-05-2014 09:46 BST / 04:46 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 15:56 GMT
Edit @ 15:00: RS Remake | Edit @ 15:56: Episode Titles

Pokémon Bank

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

It has been announced by The Pokémon Company that new versions of Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire are to be released on the Nintendo 3DS this year. These games, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are coming November 2014 worldwide. The press release lists these games as a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire and states "The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.". The boxes feature Groudon & Kyogre, with some strange cosmetic alterations, and in Europe & Japan, the cases of the games come in Red and Blue respectively
Footage

Pokémon Bank

In The Anime Department

Pokémon XY - Episode Titles

The official Pokémon Fan has revealed a few new Episode titles for upcoming episodes. Thes eepisode are due to air on May 29th 2014 as pay of a one hour special (the episodes within got altered due to the delay in the Dragalge episode), and June 5th respectively. These episodes feature Ash & Co. meeting up with Korrina and her Lucario, and learning about Mega Evolution
Episode 833: Korrina and Lucario! The Secrets of Mega Evolution!!
Episode 834: Lucario VS Blaziken! The Cave of Trials!!

Pokémon BW

In The TCG Department

Pokémon X & Y

The latest set based upon the games; Pokémon XY Flashfire is released today and we have details from the pre-release this past week. Due to unforseen circumstances, the cards have images yet, but we'll add them as soon as we can. This set features the majority of cards from the Japanese Wild Blaze set, and its associated half deck. 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 XY Flashfire page

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Monday: Pokémon Company Trademarks

05-05-2014 22:23 BST / 17:23 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 22:23 GMT

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The Pokémon Company - New Trademarks

Back on August 20th, 2013, it was discovered that in North America, The Pokémon Company registered two trademarks. These trademarks are Pokkén Fighters and Pokkén Tournament, as well as a Japanese trademark for ポッ拳 Pokken, with no indication as to what they are for. After those trademarks were discovered, nothing new came of it. However, our friends at GoNintendo have discovered that these two trademarks were registered by The Pokémon Company in Europe last Thursday, May 1st 2014. We'll bring more on this, and whether or not it will amount to anything, as it comes.

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Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

04-05-2014 13:00 BST / 08:00 EDT by Serebii

This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:00 GMT

Pokémon of the Week - Malamar

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Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the twenty-seventh entry into the Generation VI competitive field with a Kalos Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writer BlueHarvest & UR2L8 To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum
Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced in the sixth generation. It wields the most compelling hypnotic powers of any Pokémon, and it forces others to do whatever it wants. It lures its prey close with hypnotic motions, then wraps its tentacles around it before finishing it off with digestive fluids. So here it is, the twenty-seventh entry, Malamar.

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Friday: Pokémon Art Academy Pictures + X & Y - Holo Caster Messages

02-05-2014 10:20 BST / 05:20 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates for a brand new game. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 13:51 GMT
Edit @ 10:46: International Challenge Entry Gift | Edit @ 13:51: Art Academy

Pokémon Bank

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Pokémon Art Academy

Following the reveals earlier this week, several direct feed screenshots have been released for the upcoming game, Pokémon Art Academy. These screenshots show how the game will work, with official art appearing on the top screen while you draw on the bottom. It also shows the interface to draw with. These screenshots have all been added to the pre release screenshot section so click the image to go to the page

Pokémon Bank

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Pokémon X & Y - Holo Caster

As has been common over the past few months, the Holo Caster feature in Pokémon X & Y has been updated with various bits of news. This time, several Japanese messages have been added, including one regarding the recent reveal of Pokémon Art Academy and various events. In addition to that, both the European and American ones have also been updated with various messages. As such, I have updated our Holo Caster page with details and screenshots of these. Click the image to go to our page

Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon X & Y

Following on from its reveal last Saturday, some further details have come regarding the International Challenge, specifically in regards to the entry gift. While in Japan, all entrants will receive 1,000 PokéMiles, it has been confirmed that entrants in North America, Europe and Australasia will receive an Enigma Berry. This berry is currently unavailable outside of Japan, where it is given with an event Darkrai. As a reminder, this competition runs standard VGC rules: A Double Battle competition, with only Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédex eligible, and only if they were hatched/caught in Kalos. It also restricts use of Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde. Registration runs from May 9th to May 16th while the competition itself runs from May 16th to May 19th.

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Thursday: Pokémon Art Academy Box-art + Video Game Championship - Australian Details

01-05-2014 13:03 BST / 08:03 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates for a brand new game. This update may be amended throughout the day so be sure to check back. If you have any ideas for the site, be sure to send them in
X & Y have been out for months now, and the Chatroom has been rife with discussion while the WiFi Chatroom has been a place for battles, trades and Friend Safari hunting, so be sure to visit them. Our Forums have also had these discussion and are a bustling trade and competitive section for the games. Be sure to like our FaceBook Page.
Last Update: 15:08 GMT
Edit @ 15:08: Art Academy Box-art

Pokémon Bank

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Pokémon Art Academy

Following its reveal on Tuesday night, a large version of the box art for Pokémon Art Academy has been released by Nintendo. This game is due for release in Japan on June 19th for 3,612¥ pre-tax on both retail and the Nintendo eShop with no western release known at this time. Click the image below for a large version.
Pokémon Art Academy

Pokémon VGC - Australian Details

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Pokémon VGC - Australian Details

Following on from the reveal of days and locations of the VGC regionals in Australia and New Zealand last month, the specific times and locations have now been confirmed. They are as follows
Perth - Saturday 10th May 9am – 4pm (Registration closes 10am)
Duxton Hotel, 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Adelaide - Sunday 11th May - 9am – 4pm (Registration closes 10am)
Adelaide Town Hall – Meeting Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Sydney - Saturday 17th May - 9am – 4pm (Registration closes 10am)
Sydney Customs House – Barnet Long Room, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000
Brisbane - Sunday 18th May - 9:30am – 4:30pm (Registration closes 10:30am)
Queensland Museum – Theatre, Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Melbourne - Saturday 24th May - 9am – 4pm (Registration closes 10am)
Federation Square - Deakin Edge, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Auckland - Saturday 31st May - 9am – 4pm (Registration closes 10am)
The Floating Pavilion, Quay St, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1010

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