Zeraora in ‘CoroCoro’

This month’s issue of CoroCoro features Zeraora, but no new information has been revealed beyond some new artwork.

CoroCoro has been getting less and less exclusive information over the past several years as The Pokemon Company takes more control over their marketing. A few years ago, a TPCi employee told me the company despises news reveals in CoroCoro. I walked away from that conversation feeling like Pokemon wants to reveal everything themselves but is still contractually obligated to give Corocoro a few news bits. After all, up until a few years ago, magazines and fan websites were the primary gatekeepers of Pokemon news — the company relied on this, and probably made deals with advertisers like CoroCoro to always give them some sort of scoop in exchange for marketing their franchise. But now TPC has a strong social media presence, worldwide releases for their games, and thus no longer needs a local magazine to get the word out anymore.

 

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  1. Green778 It's always darkest before the dawn...
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    The internet community has exploded as well. It's only fitting for Pokemon to spend less on marketing when they (now) can do it themselves with a more "hype" way.
     
  2. Icrux Aspiring Trainer
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    The magazines were huge source of information before this current digital and social media age. I guess the change that technology brings leaves the "old school" really behind. As for me, I still love looking at magazines for information. There's something about them that I enjoy.
     
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  3. Expectations for TCG: A Prism Star with 130/140 HP or PROMO GX with 210 HP
     
  4. doubleb036 Jolteon GX Hopeful
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    I just want a Zeraora TCG card already lol if I can't play Jolteon GX, give me Zeraora GX! :p
     
  5. Earl Africa I love Pokémon, and that will never fade away!
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    I'm also predicting it getting a Z-Crystal, but I think that's not possible since dataminers found no Z-Crystal for it. It just has an exclusive move in Plasma Fists
     
  6. same
     
  7. elFacho Aspiring Trainer
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    If we're getting a GX Zeraora card, it won't have more than 180 HP considering it's size and the fact that it'll be a basic Pokémon.
     
  8. The Red Genesect A gender fluid robot
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    Sh
    Is it because of Verlisify? ‘Sigh’
     
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  9. Tapu Lele I'm the reason why your wallet is empty
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    Is it just me, or does the in-game model of Zeraora seem to have changed? His face appears less flat (and ugly) than it used to be
     
  10. Anime Psyclone Slow Swamp Boi
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    I hate him but the reason I think that is it didn't get a Z move or even a new effect for it's signature move, and it's design looks more basic then other Pokemon introduced.
     
  11. The Red Genesect A gender fluid robot
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    Oh good. You do hate him. (Also that does make sense)
     
  12. Earl Africa I love Pokémon, and that will never fade away!
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    I just wished they do just that
     
  13. Sharkrai Aspiring Trainer
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    There is also the possibility of Zeraora being released gen 7, then if you transfer to gen 8 or the new games for a special in-game event that awards a z-crystal, similar to the zoroark/zorua events, though that was done through the celebi and shiny legendary dog trio being transferred. Plus mega latios/latias were found in the xy data even though they were meant for oras. So lots of possibilities :)
     
  14. Tyler Beta Fookin' laser sights!!!!
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    "I got an idea. Lets take a cat, paint some blue stripes on in, and shove on 9 volts down its mouth." Perfect! SOmeone give this man a promotion!!
     
  15. Almedin3 Aspiring Trainer
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    i cant wait hell be awesome for my electric themed team.
     
  16. MLdarknightmare Aspiring Trainer
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    I think it looks more like a monkey lol
     
  17. Earl Africa I love Pokémon, and that will never fade away!
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    I fully agree. :) Well, Megas of both Latios and Latias were originally intended for XY, but for some reason moved it to ORAS, maybe because of the Soaring the Sky feature. But the coding for their Megas in XY were never removed.
     
  18. Pikaboy333 Aspiring Trainer
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    Yep

    Thats zeraora in a nutshell for ya
     
  19. I don't want to turn this thread into all-out war but i enjoy Verlis
     
  20. The Red Genesect A gender fluid robot
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    I am glad you could say what your opinion is. I respect all opinions.