Saturday - June 15th, 2013 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    It has been revealed that EX Battle Boost will feature reprints of Mewtwo-EX from Next Destinies, Darkrai-EX from Dark Explorers, Keldeo-EX, White Kyurem-EX, and Black Kyurem-EX from Boundaries Crossed, and Lugia-EX and Victini-EX from Plasma Storm. That’s quite a few EXs! As posted before, the set will be released July 13th and is mainly, but not exclusively, comprised of reprinted cards.

    The Mewtwo and Genesect cards from the “Mewtwo vs. Genesect” deck that will be released alongside EX Battle Boost have also been revealed. The pack comes with two 30-card decks, damage counters, and a Red Genesect coin for 1260 yen. When purchasing the decks, you’ll be able to receive a Victini or Shaymin promo card (we’re not sure if only one or both). Thanks goes to Puddizzle for the translations!

    EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect Deck EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect Deck EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect Deck

    Mewtwo from EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect DeckMewtwo – Psychic – HP120
    Basic Pokemon

    [C][C] Power Edge: 30 damage.
    [P][P][C][C] Psycho Strike: 120 damage. Discard 2 Energy attached to this Pokemon.

    Weakness: Psychic (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 2


    Genesect from EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect DeckGenesect – Grass – HP110
    Basic Pokemon

    [G] Slash: 20 damage.
    [C][C][C][C] Gaia Blaster: 50+ damage. Does 20 more damage for each [G] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 2


    Victini from EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect DeckVictini – Psychic – HP70
    Basic Pokemon

    [P] Call for Family: Search your deck for a Basic Pokemon and put it on your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterwards.
    [P][C] Quick Attack: 20+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

    Weakness: Psychic (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 2


    Shaymin from EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect DeckShaymin – Grass – HP70
    Basic Pokemon

    [G] Energy Assistance: Attach one [G] Energy from your discard pile to one of your Benched Pokemon.
    [G][C] Quick Turn: 20x damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 20 damage times the number of heads.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: Fighting (-20)
    Retreat: 1

    Three blister packs are also coming out on July 13th. The previously announced blister pack that will be released alongside EX Battle Boost will feature four of the set’s booster packs and a new Genesect promo. The same promo but with alternate artwork will be released in yet another blister pack called the “Movie Commemoration Genesect Set,” which features two Megalo Cannon packs and two EX Battle Boost packs. This blister will only be sold at theaters that screen Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo’s Awakening. The final blister pack will come with one EX Battle Boost pack, one Megalo Cannon pack, a postcard, and 32 Genesect card sleeves. It will only be sold at Pokemon Centers and Seven-I Holdings stores. All three blisters will cost 630 yen.

    EX Battle Boost Genesect Blister Pack EX Battle Boost Genesect Blister Pack EX Battle Boost Genesect Blister Pack

    Genesect – Grass – HP110
    Basic Pokemon

    [C][C] Hyper Beam: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, discard an Energy card attached to the Defending Pokemon.
    [G][G][C] Break Bazooka: 100 damage. Discard all [G] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 2

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    Saturday - June 15th, 2013 @ 1 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    A lot of people have been e-mailing me to ask where all our rumors are, so since they were posted across a couple of posts, I’ve decided to compile all of them here in one place. I’ve also included some clarifications and explanations about what went on.

    Saturday, May 11th (the day May’s CoroCoro came out) – I posted the first wave of leaks because CoroCoro revealed Parabolic Charge, which matched the effect of a move the source told me about back in February. This was the first of any of his info that matched something official. Since it was too coincidental and he had shown me credentials that made me 99% sure he was the real deal, I decided to post some of his information.

    • Fairy will be a new type. It is weak to Poison and Steel, immune to Dragon, super effective against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting, and Fire and Psychic-type Pokemon take half damage from it. (WPM Note: Fairy is confirmed, super effectiveness against Dragon is confirmed.)
    • Sylveon is Fairy-type. Some older Pokemon will be reclassified to Fairy, such as Mawile (Steel/Fairy). (WPM Note: Sylveon being Fairy and old Pokemon being reclassified is confirmed.)
    • Mewtwo has two new formes, not just one. Both are activated via items.
    • The professor’s English name is Patrice.
    • The Starter final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Dark, and Water/Fighting. (WPM Note: Two days later [on Monday], the source informed me he had mixed up the secondary types of Chespin and Froakie’s final evolutions. This bullet point reflects the correction.)
    • The first Gym is Bug, the second is Fairy, and the fourth is Fighting. (WPM Note: First Gym being Bug is confirmed.)
    • A few attacks will be dual-typed. (WPM Note: Many people are interpreting this as an attack shooting out two types at once, but it could just be that the attack switches types under certain conditions or something like that.)
    • There will be a new type of battling style that Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate can participate in. (WPM Note: Confirmed. He also specifically named them “Sky Battles” but I missed putting that into the original post.)
    • You will be able to see a Pokemon’s EVs at a certain in-game facility. You will be able to boost the EVs through mini-games. It will take about two hours to get one stat to max EVs. (WPM Note: Gamefreak confirmed there will be greater visibility of EVs.)

    Monday, May 13th – He sent me these names on Saturday after CoroCoro leaked. After waiting a bit and thinking about it, I posted them on Monday so we could all see whether he was the real deal or not, as Pokemon would likely be revealing the English names sometime that week. The next day, all of the names were confirmed by Pokemon (minus a typo we had in Pancham’s name since he was spelling them off memory).

    CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y

    • The goat, Gogoat -> Gogoat. It’s a goat that goes. No need to change the name I guess?
    • The panda, Yancham -> Panchum. Obviously “punch ’em,” with the “punch” starting out as “pan” because it’s a panda.
    • The bird, Yayakoma -> Fletchling. Fletching or fledgling + hatchling?
    • The “lizard,” Elikiteru -> Helioptile. A heliophile is any organism attracted to sunlight, so that + reptile?

    Saturday, May 18th – At this point, the source had been discovered by Nintendo and shut down. Below is a collection of the rest of the information he had sent me since February and up until a few days before that post.

    • Pancham evolves into Pangoro in the early level 30s. In order to evolve Pancham into Pangoro, you need to have one other Dark-type Pokemon in your party. Pangoro’s type is Fighting/Dark.
    • A Pokemon named Inkay evolves into Malimar. To evolve it, you have to hold your 3DS upside-down when it levels up (the 3DS has an accelerometer and gyroscope, so it can detect that). Malimar’s type is Dark/Psychic.
    • A Psychic-type Pokemon named Espurr (ESP + purr) evolves into Meowstick (Meow + mystic?). (Sounds like Psychic-type cats. Meowstick’s name sounds too similar to Meowth to me though.)
    • Like in B/W you have two rivals – one is friendly and the other is competitive. Your rival that is more friendly gives you his/her fully evolved starter Pokemon after you beat the game.
    • Another professor named Sycamore gives you either Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle.
    • Even though it shows the player riding on a Gogoat in the new trailer, players can’t ride on their own Pokemon. What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat.
    • HMs still exist but there’s a lot less of them.
    • Players will be able to see their Pokemon’s EVs (probably through the same in-game facility mentioned in the other post).
    • A new move, Belch, is a Poison-type attack that has a base power of 120. The user must consume a held Berry to perform it.
    • Draining Kiss is a Fairy-type attack that heals the user for the same amount of damage performed. It has a base power of 60.
    • If the previously revealed forme of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly similar to Mewtwo’s original design, the second supposed form of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly/vaguely similar to Mew‘s design.
    • In case you missed our correction the other day, the Starters’ final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Dark, and Water/Fighting.

    Around when the source was discovered, his friend began going around online trying to cast doubt on all the information. This may have been to try to take the heat off his friend or an attempt to make amends with Nintendo and cause confusion so people wouldn’t know which information to believe. So, here is a list of the bullet points that were sent to me around the time he was discovered / felt Nintendo was about to knock on his door. The reliability of everything else above should be considered just as reliable as the confirmed information he sent. These two bullet points below may still be just as reliable.

    • A Psychic-type Pokemon named Espurr (ESP + purr) evolves into Meowstick (Meow + mystic?). (Sounds like Psychic-type cats. Meowstick’s name sounds too similar to Meowth to me though.)
    • Like in B/W you have two rivals – one is friendly and the other is competitive. Your rival that is more friendly gives you his/her fully evolved starter Pokemon after you beat the game.

    Also, many people doubted our source since another notable leaker went to his Twitter account and called most of our information fake. He was the source who revealed many B/W Pokemon before they were released last generation and he even revealed the Fairy-type before us (though we had gotten the news much earlier than him). However, I later discovered from a friend close to him that the only information he knew is what he released and that he was no longer privy to any other information (maybe his source was shut down too?). He was obviously trying to ride on the coattails of his previous reputation, which was proven when he tried to sell non-existent X/Y news to another Pokemon website for a good chunk of cash (luckily the site contacted me to talk about it and I was able to convince them just how illegal and shady and slimy that is and not to do it). Plus, this former leaker would have obviously leaked more information if he really had it.

    Additionally, some people have cast doubts on our rumors as a whole because of the following bullet point. Gamefreak showed footage of the player riding a Rhyhorn at E3, which seemed to contradict it:

    • Even though it shows the player riding on a Gogoat in the new trailer, players can’t ride on their own Pokemon. What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat.

    However, Gamefreak specifically stated that you could rent or borrow Pokemon in certain areas. Those Pokemon will only work in those specific areas. Thus, in light of that information, the bullet point seems even more accurate since the source specifically stated “players can’t ride on their own Pokemon” and “What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat.” Even if the source was wrong about this point, you have to keep in mind that he played the game before February and that things could have changed since then (in some of the trailers we’ve already seen some improvements done to the landscape and things moving around). But all in all, not a single piece of our source’s information has proven itself inaccurate so far, let alone flat-out wrong.

    You can check out this forum thread if you want to discuss this post.

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    Friday - June 14th, 2013 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    A new special called Prologue to Mewtwo’s Awakening will be airing in Japan on July 11th. The plot of the special is supposed to take place right before the actual Mewtwo/Genesect film. The special will feature an encounter between Virgil, the Eeveelution trainer, and Mewtwo, who is in its new forme.

    It’s been a whopping 12 years since Mewtwo Returns. The new special is supposed to talk about Mewtwo’s past and its purpose. If the Mewtwo in the new film is indeed our old Mewtwo (with a female voice for some reason), perhaps this special is airing to bring new fans up-to-date for the film.

    Mewtwo Special Mewtwo Special Mewtwo Special Mewtwo Special

    As was revealed the other day, Alexa, the older sister of Santalune City Gym Leader Viola, will be appearing in the TV show on July 18th. She’s pictured with Gogoat, Heloptile, and Noivern.

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    Friday - June 14th, 2013 @ 5 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Pokemon has released a new trailer for X and Y as well as a press release which names all of the humans and Pokemon that were revealed in CoroCoro. All of the English names are bolded below for your convenience.

    LONDON, UK—June 14, 2013— After a flurry of Pokémon activity this week at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced even more details this morning about the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games, launching worldwide October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The games’ newly discovered Kalos region will feature many towns to explore, people to meet, and never-before-seen Pokémon to encounter. Players will also meet new Gym Leaders to challenge and collect Gym Badges from as they travel throughout Kalos. Many specific details are being shared for the first time today.

    Welcome to Vaniville Town – Once a player has chosen to play as a male or female Trainer, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y begins in Vaniville Town. Step outside the house you just moved to and soon meet four new friends that will embark on a journey around the Kalos region with you. These four friends— Shauna, Tierno, Trevor, and Serena (if you play as a boy) or Calem (if you play as a girl)—are unique individuals:

    • Shauna is an incredibly energetic girl who is coming along on the journey to find a dream of her own. She’s friendly and outgoing, and seems to genuinely enjoy all the curiosities you’ll come across on your journey.
    • Trevor (orange hair) bursts with curiosity about the world around him. He’s an excellent student, and very competitive, wanting to be the first of the group to complete his Pokédex.
    • Tierno (black shirt) is the dancer of the group and wants more than anything to create a dance team with his Pokémon. Strong, kind, and light on his feet, Tierno gets easily distracted by watching opposing Pokémon during battles because he’s too busy trying to incorporate Pokémon moves into his dances.
    • Serena or Calem (the playable characters) lives next door to you in Vaniville Town. This character has a passion to become a powerful Pokémon Trainer and sets out on the journey to accomplish that dream.
    Shauna from Pokemon X and Y Trevor from Pokemon X and Y Tierno from Pokemon X and Y

    Alexa from Pokemon X and Y Viola from Pokemon X and YMeet Santalune City Gym Leader Viola – The first Gym Leader players will encounter on their adventure is Viola, the Gym Leader of Santalune City, a pleasant city that is known for its large fountain and park benches. Players will learn about Viola by first meeting her older sister, Alexa, a journalist working for a publishing house in Lumiose City. Alexa insists that her sister will be happy to meet players visiting Santalune City. A professional photographer who specializes in Pokémon photography, Viola presides over the Santalune City Gym, whose interior is constructed from threads like spiderwebs, strung together tightly above the darkness. Players will need to find a safe path through these threads, and will receive useful advice from Viola when they battle her.

    More never-before-seen Pokémon that players will encounter in the Kalos region have been announced this morning.

    • Litleo is a young, hot-blooded Pokémon that is always ready for a battle. In the wild, Litleo will venture out on its own to make its way in the world. A Fire- and Normal-type Pokémon, Litleo’s red mane blazes with heat during battle, which burns hotter when it battles very strong opponents. Litleo knows a new Normal-type move in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Noble Roar. Useful against strong opponents, Noble Roar intimidates targets and lowers their Attack stat.
    • Debuting as a Fairy-type Pokémon along with Sylveon, Flabébé lives atop a flower that it chooses soon after it’s born and will care for its entire life. Players may see different Flabébé holding flowers of different colours when encountering them in the wild. Flabébé is able to draw forth hidden powers that lie within its flower and use those powers in moves while battling. Flabébé knows Fairy Wind, a Fairy-type move debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that summons a wind that blasts an opponent as it attacks. Like all Fairy-type moves, it’s super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon.
    • As Pokémon evolve, they take on new appearances and learn new moves. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will introduce the Bug-type Pokémon Scatterbug. Scatterbug knows String Shot, a Bug-type move that can lower the Speed stat of opposing Pokémon. This Bug type uses the fur around its neck to control its body temperature. Scatterbug evolves into Spewpa, another new Bug-type Pokémon that can withstand half-hearted attacks due to its stiff, fur-covered body. Use the Normal-type move Protect at a beginning of a turn to protect Spewpa from moves used against it on that turn. The final evolved form of Scatterbug, which was revealed earlier this week, is the new Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon Vivillon. It’s said there’s a secret behind the colourful decorative pattern on Vivillon’s wings, which it uses to scatter its scales or create a strong wind to attack. Vivillon can learn Struggle Bug, a Bug-type move that lowers the Special Attack of any opposing Pokémon it hits, so the move not only causes damage but also reduces the damage inflicted on Vivillon from certain moves during battle.
    Litleo from Pokemon X and Y Flabebe from Pokemon X and Y Scatterbug from Pokemon X and Y Spwepa from Pokemon X and Y
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    Wednesday - June 12th, 2013 @ 5 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    CoroCoro is currently leaking, revealing a couple of new characters and new Pokemon. Keep in mind that all of the names below are the Japanese names and will change for the English translation of the games. Thanks goes to Puddizzle for the translations!

    CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y
    • 1st scan: Shishiko is the Lion Cub Pokemon and is Fire/Normal. It learns a new attack called War Cry which lowers the target’s Attack. This Pokemon has a temper, is quick to fight, and lives in packs. When they become stronger, they leave their packs to go live alone. The red bang on its head emits heat. This Pokemon was first shown last night at the X/Y roundtable.
    • 2nd scan: Furabebe, the Lone Flower Pokemon, is a Fairy-type. It can learn Fairy Wind. When this Pokemon is born, it looks for a flower and stays with it for its entire life. There may be Furabebe that are holding on to different flowers in the games.
    • 3rd scan: Vivillon has two pre-evolutions named Kofukimushi and Kofuurai (one of these is Spewpa). Both are Bug-type.
    • 4th scan: Pansy (left) will appear in the TV show on July 18th with a Gogoat and Helioptile. She’s a photographer from Lumiose City. Viola (right) is the Gym Leader of Hakudan City. She specializes in the Bug-type. She carries a video camera around.
    • 5th/6th scan: Asame Town is the starting town. The characters shown are from left to right Toroba, Tieruno, and Sana (Sana resembles one of the characters from an earlier trailer who’s following you in the forest). All three are from Asame Town, begin their Pokemon journeys with you, and you befriend them at the beginning of the story. You also befriend the opposite-gender character, who is either Callum if you play as a girl or Serena if you play as a boy (in Japanese, at least). He or she lives next door to you.
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    Tuesday - June 11th, 2013 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    CoroCoro will probably leak tonight!

    Well since I couldn’t get into the X/Y developer conference, I asked our very good friend JWittz to take notes for us! And he typed up several pages! Below you can find all the information that we did not post in the previous post (and more fleshed-out facts). Thanks so much JWittz for helping us out! Be sure to subscribe to his channel for extremely entertaining and informative Pokemon videos!

    To discuss any news revealed, check out this thread on our forums!

    • They want the previous generation to connect to the newest generation.
    • A new lion cub-looking Pokemon that’s Fire-type was shown in Pokemon-amie.
    • You can register up to 100 players on your favorites list in order to easily find them.
    • You can battle very quickly or alter battle conditions.
    • Clauncher
      Clauncher used Swords Dance and Crabhammer. Skrelp used Sludge Bomb.
    • The move Boomburst is Normal-type.
    • You can move the camera around in battle, showing both Pokemon in split screen mode.
    • Rematch battles are very easy to do after one battle is completed.
    • The GTS will continue to exist.
    • “We had to make sure the Pokemon looked like exciting, believable creatures. We decided to adopt Ken Sugimori’s art style for official 3D models.” They then show Noivern’s 3D model. They said it has a bit of a scary face and resembles a bat. The art design team at Gamefreak starts by showing Pokemon from angles alongside other detailed information, such as what a Pokemon looks like with its mouth open. Or what expressions the Pokemon have in their eyes when hit, etc. Then they start with a wireframe, add basic shading, color, and apply textures to match Ken Sugimori’s art. They developed a new shading technique to apply to the Pokemon and to test animation in motion. “Since Pokemon don’t exist in reality, we have to use a lot of creativity to make them believable. We’ve applied this same process for all characters and environments as well.”
    • In Pokemon-anime, not all Pokemon like to be pet in the same places. The Nintendo 3DS camera allows you to communicate with the player by tilting your head and having the Pokemon copy your movements.
    • Using Pokemon-amie can help your Pokemon get benefits like more critical hits or dodging more attacks.
    • The Hoard Encounters do not always have the same Pokemon. Axew, Tauros, and Miltank are shown in the Horde. “What? A Horde of Pokemon appeared!”
    • “We don’t want to destroy the balance of the game by making very strong Pokemon available in the wild.”
    • A video of a Horde Encounter of Gogoat vs. five Houndour was shown. Gogoat knocks out a Houndour, but has to deal with an attack from all four of the remaining Pokemon. Gogoat uses Rock Slide – hits all four remaining, and knocks them all out. This gives you a large amount of EXP. Points.
    • The view shown in from the sky and the ground is down below. Pokemon with Levitate and Flying-type pokemon are available for Sky Battles. The opposing Trainer is on top of a cliff, and challenges you to a Sky Battle. “Care for a sky battle with a Sky Trainer?” These are all optional battles since you might not have a qualifying Pokemon.
    • TalonflameNoctowl vs. Talonflame is shown. The camera moves around dynamically as the battle takes place showing Pokemon from above or below. Talonflame uses Flame Charge – Flying/Fire, defining characteristic is its speed. It uses Brave Bird and the animation is out of this world, showing the Pokemon fly through the air before striking the target. Deals high damage as well as recoil to user. Knocks out Noctowl.
    • Haunter enters the battle against Aerodactyl. Night Shade hits. Aerodactyl hits with Stone Edge. Shadow Ball deals Aerodactyl down. Sky Battles give a high amount of money (5200 in this case).
    • A lot more battle features will be available and revealed in the future.
    • Q – With the advancements in technology – will we see multiple game save files?
      A – Just one save file. With Pokemon games we always just want to make it one.
    • Q – Can you import Pokemon from previous games?
      A – We are thinking of something. The DS and 3DS can’t communicate, but we are working on it.
    • Q – Are you planning on working on DLC?
      A – Are you talking about additional content like Mystery Dungeon? That’s in the top 3 of questions I was hoping I wouldn’t get asked. We don’t have anything we can announce today.”
    • Q – Will there be a story reason why Fairy-type will all of a sudden exist?
      A – When we first decided we wanted to bring the type into the world, we wanted to find a way to balance the stength of the Dragon type. But no one wants us to weaken the Dragon-type Pokemon, so we decided to come up with something that could go against a Dragon, so that’s why we came up with the Fairy-type.
    • Q- How will the always connected feature work?
      A – It isn’t region specific. Anyone in the world could be physically next to you.
    • Q – How many new Pokemon will be showing up this time?
      A – I’m hoping that you discover it for yourselves.
    • Q – Why would you choose to base the Pokemon world in France?
      A – How did you know it was France? (laughs)
      Q – it looks a lot like France.
      A – The new region is based on France because it’s one of the many countries that have a focus on beauty, a major theme we want to explore in the worlds. Actually we weren’t supposed to admit France was an inspiration, whoops (laughs).
    • SkrelpQ – Is there a possibility of the old video games being available on virtual console?
      A – We believe that Pokemon is the best on the handhelds, which is why we are careful to decide if we want to put it on a home console.
    • Q – With IVs and EVs, it’s been very difficult to catch the right Pokemon and it is time consuming. Have you considered tweaking the formula to save player time?
      A – (silence. . . deep in thought), didn’t expect anyone to talk about that today (laughs). In Pokemon X and Y we are going to make these hidden specs more visible and easier for players to access.
    • Q (JWittz’s) – I noticed that the female avatar changes clothing in the game introduction. How deep will player customization be?
      A – (pause) Good eye for catching that! (laughs) We have made the games in a way where you can change your hair style and set your appearance in many ways. We did that so that players will look unique on the PSS avatar screen.
    • Q – Why is the game still locked to a grid?
      A – It’s a lot easier to plot out when scripted events will happen. HOWEVER, using the analogue pad with the rollerskates movement is much more free (8 directions, etc)
    • Q- Hi my name is Ash (everyone laughs). Yes it’s actually Ash! What do you prioritize when making the music, and are you looking to add new musical styles?
      A – We want to take the style of streaming music – the feeling of music will be quite different. The music that we create in our production environment will be able to play directly on the 3DS, we aren’t restricted by game limitations.
    • Q – Could you go into detail about how Mewtwo goes in new formes? Would you like him to be in Smash Bros.?
      A – Long pauses, lots of laughs. I can’t really explain WHAT that Pokemon you’re talking about was or if it will appear in other games as well. But with Smash Brothers we always carefully decide which characters we want to add.
    • Q – what will the evil team or rival be like?
      A – There PROBABLY will be some kind of evil team. (laughs) You can expect to see a team “something.” There are characters that occupy the rival position, but we want the games to be about having fun with a bunch of people. There might be multiple rivals.
    • Q – Will a friend on the PSS automatically make you a friend on the 3DS?
      A – It might be a good idea to register your friends in advance, because your 3DS firends will be on your PSS list right away.
    • Q – What kinds of transportation will there be?
      A – There will be a lot of new gems we won’t reveal yet. It depends on the place, a lot of these new systems are localized.
    • Q – When it comes to battling online, will you be able to see your opponent’s team before you battle them in order to help formulate a strategy?
      A – In order to avoid confusion, online battles will be the pretty much same in X and Y as the previous games. However, a new feature for the internet battles will allow you to select a different song to play while you’re in battle.
    • Q – We saw trainers riding a Gogoat jumping over a barrier and a player riding a slow moving Rhydon. What are the benefits to iding a pokemon vs. the bike in earlier games?
      A – The other Pokemon you saw was actually Rhyhorn, not Rhydon (burn). Maybe a big rocky Pokemon will help you cross broken paths that you might not be able to cross with a bike alone. He’ll allow you to bust up rocks along your way across your path. Rhyhorn was the Pokemon I personally always wanted to ride. If there was a Rhyhorn here in real life I’m sure you’d like to ride him as well. (WPM Note: o_O)
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    Tuesday - June 11th, 2013 @ 5 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    The X and Y roundtable event will begin at 6:00 PM, PST (look at the top left of the site to see when that is). From what I understand, no recordings of any kind are allowed in the room except for note taking. Invitations were sent out to large gaming websites anywhere from a few weeks ago to a few days ago by Nintendo and/or TPCi. Also, no fan sites (or at least just PokeBeach, lol) are allowed in the event. The room the event is taking place in is decorated with red and blue LED lights and Junichi Masuda stands at a podium in front of a projector screen.

    We don’t know what information we will learn, but this post will be updated whenever we hear anything from attendees. I also sort of think the trailer I posted photos of earlier wasn’t meant to be shown that early since when we went back, its TV was off. When we went back again later, it was playing the trailer from today’s Nintendo Direct. Maybe they accidentally played it early? So maybe a lot of the reveals will have to do with that?

    • 7:30: That’s a wrap!
    • 7:25: You can ride Pokemon in areas that you need help, such as Rhydon in rocky terrain.
    • 7:24: Online battles will basically be the same as before, but you can pick which music you want to use for them!
    • 7:22: There will be many different transportation methods, but some are localized to part of the region.
    • 7:21: The PSS & 3DS Friend List are fully integrated.
    • 7:21: There will be a rival but the focus will be on connecting with others now instead of just the rival.
    • 7:20: No comment on the game’s villainous team(s).
    • 7:18: Someone asked about Mewtwo formes and they replied with “no comment.” lol.
    • 7:16: The game music will apparently be less digitized now. Will have a different feeling.
    • 7:14: There is 8-directional movement. It’s still a grid because it’s easier for players to understand. It’s also better for encountering wild Pokemon. Roller skates and other things can move the character off the grid though.
    • 7:12: EVs and IVs will be more visible in X/Y.
    • 7:10: Clauncher and Skrelp confirmed to be two of the Pokemon from our previous post.
    • 7:10: Here’s a photo of Sky Battles and a photo of Horde Encounters. Sky Battles employ many different camera angles.
    • 7:09: No to Red and Blue on Virtual Console.
    • 7:06: The region is based on France. They wanted to focus on beauty.
    • 7:05: They’re not revealing the amount of new Pokemon yet. (Probably because it’s not finalized?)
    • 7:03: Fairy-type was created partly to combat the imbalance of Dragon-type’s power and some imbalances in the type chart. Just like Dark and Steel back in Generation II.
    • 7:02: Pokemon can be imported from previous games.
    • 7:01: Now it’s Q&A for 30 minutes. The first question is if there will be more than one save file allowed. The answer is no.
    • 7:01: Photos are apparently allowed now that the presentation is over. This again reinforces that they accidentally leaked the trailer I posted earlier.
    • 7:00: Okay, so it seems that my thoughts were correct – they probably didn’t mean to show that trailer earlier. The one person they probably didn’t want to be there if they accidentally leaked something just happened to be there right when they accidentally leaked something. @[email protected] No wonder TPCi isn’t happy with us – but hey, we didn’t know it wasn’t meant to be shown!
    • 6:59: Pokemon has announced that’s the end of the presentation. They’ll be posting a recap video tomorrow.
    • 6:56: The Sky Battle demo is still going on, and Pokemon’s Twitter made a point of saying Talonflame was switched out for Haunter and that it’s surprisingly not a Flying-type. So this is obvious confirmation that as our leaker said Pokemon with Levitate are allowed.
    • 6:54: Talonflame, a new Fire- and Flying-type Pokemon, has just been revealed in a Sky Battle demo against Noctowl. It’s the bird we showed earlier today.
    • 6:53: As our leaker revealed, Sky Battles are limited to Flying-type Pokemon and a few others (Pokemon with Levitate?). A demo is about to be shown.
    • 6:53: Sky Battles have been confirmed.
    • 6:51: Hordes are meant to balance difficulty and keep people from capturing a powerful Pokemon in the wild and breezing through.
    • 6:50: There will now be a new battle scenario called “Horde Encounters” – it’s what we saw in the previous post with Froakie vs. the Houndour. Your Pokemon vs. 5, and they can be different ones. You have to battle all of them.
    • 6:49: Pokemon you play with in Pokemon-Aime will be stronger in battles.
    • 6:47: Masuda is discussing Pokemon-Aime.
    • 6:45: Backtracking. Other Pokemon will apparently be rideable too, including Rhydon, which is shown in the game startup screen.
    • 6:43: Backtracking, but there was apparently a new Fire-type shown that looks like a small dog.
    • 6:40: There have been 80 million trades since D/P.
    • 6:38: The games feature multiple camera angles and viewpoints, even split screen.
    • 6:35: Skrelp is a Poison- and Water-type Pokemon (the seahorse from the previous post?). Clauncher is a Water-type Pokemon (the crustacean from the previous post?).
    • 6:32: It communicates via local StreetPass and Wi-Fi to track even people you pass by.
    • 6:31: The new PSS (Player Search System) will allow players to search for others locally or globally (via Wi-Fi) to battle and trade.
    • Perhaps that explains the German woman from earlier today.
    • 6:28: Players will be able to choose from 1 of 7 languages to play the game (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, or Korean).
    • 6:25: Mr. Masuda has now taken the stage.
    • As of 6:22 it doesn’t appear that anything groundbreaking has been revealed.

    To discuss any news revealed, check out this thread on our forums!

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    Tuesday - June 11th, 2013 @ 12 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    I’m live here at E3 and have just been treated to a new trailer for Pokemon X and Y revealing three new Pokemon and a new female character. My photos are below. None of the characters have been named as of yet.

    The seahorse-looking Pokemon uses a Poison-type attack. The bird one looks like an evolution of Fletchling and used an (obviously) Flying-type attack. The blue crustacean thing used a Water-type attack.

    I have no idea why the blond lady is speaking German – everything else in the trailer is in English, so she is probably an actual German-speaking character. According to an online translator, she says, “Do you want to have a sky battle with me?” This matches with what our source told us about a new type of battle system for Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate. (And here’s the other info he sent us.) The bird Pokemon is Flying-type and Haunter has Levitate, so they’re obviously demonstrating that new type of battle system. However, both Pokemon only look to be in the air with no other apparent differences than normal battles (at least in this trailer). Right after the lady’s scene is when we see the bird Pokemon, so it is most likely hers. It should also be noted that there are a couple of spiky crystals in the area where she resides, though this could just be part of the landscape and not related.

    There was also a scene where Froakie faces off against several Houndour (just as you see below). Will there be one vs. many battles?

    Tonight I will attempt to attend the X and Y developer conference, though I probably won’t get in since the event is invite-only for large gaming organizations. Stay tuned though!

    To discuss this news, check out this thread on our forums.

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    Tuesday - June 11th, 2013 @ 7 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Nintendo Direct opened up with a surprising segment on Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, revealing two new Pokemon and the Fairy-type! To discuss this news, check out this thread on our forums.

    Noviern Noviern Vivillon Vivillon New Fairy-type Pokemon
    • Noivern is Flying/Dragon, 4′ 11″, 187.4 lbs., and uses a new attack called Boomburst.
    • Vivillon is Bug/Flying, 3′ 11″, 37.5 lbs., and can learn Struggle Bug. It evolves from Spewpa, who has not been revealed yet.
    • The Fairy type was officially revealed: Fairy-types include Sylveon (Fairy), Gardevoir (Psychic/Fairy), Jigglypuff (Normal/Fairy), and Marill (Water/Fairy).
    • Fairy is super effective against Dragon-type. This also matches with what our source told us. (And here’s his other info.)
    • Sylveon knows a new move called Moonblast, a Fairy-type move which lowers its target’s Sp. Atk stat. Gardevoir can learn Fairy Wind.
    • There will be a new Pokemon interacting feature called Pokemon-amie, which allows you to bond with your Pokemon by petting them, feeding them, and playing with them to “deepen the connection between you.” You can copy the actions they’re performing with your 3DS to make them even happier too.
    • The male player is named Xavier.
    • Old Pokemon still have their old sound effect cries.
    • Yveltal used Hyper Beam attack, which uses the exact same sound effect from Red and Blue.
    • Apparently there’s a new way to encounter wild Pokemon – “Whoa! The Heloptile you stepped on attacked!”
    • X and Y will be released worldwide on October 12th.

    I will be at E3 today, though I’m not sure I’ll be able to get into the X/Y roundtable conference. Not only is it full, but it’s reserved for large, general gaming websites that cover news about all types of games (sites like IGN, Gamespot, etc). Stay tuned though and I’ll let you know what happens!

    Don’t forget CoroCoro will probably leak tonight with more information and more details! As I posted yesterday, if Mewtwo does have a new forme like our source said, it will undoubtedly be revealed in CoroCoro like Shaymin’s Sky Forme and Keldeo’s Resolute Form in previous years.

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    Tuesday - June 11th, 2013 @ 5 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Info page for Pokemon X and Y have appeared in the 3DS eShop, revealing that the games will be available as digital downloads. StreetPass and SpotPass functionality have been confirmed as well.

    Today is going to be a big day for X and Y! I will of course be at E3, though I’m not sure I’ll be able to get into the X/Y roundtable conference. Not only is it full, but it’s reserved for large, general gaming websites that cover news about all types of games (sites like IGN, Gamespot, etc). Stay tuned though!

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    Monday - June 10th, 2013 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    This week is going to be big for Pokemon X and Y news. Here’s the order of events:

    • Tomorrow (June 11th) at 6 PM PST in Los Angeles: Junichi Masuda will be hosting an X/Y roundtable with select press at E3.
    • At the same time, Pokemon.com’s Twitter account will be live-tweeting the event.
    • On June 12th (which is partially June 11th in Los Angeles), the official Japanese Pokemon website will be releasing a ton of X/Y news. This could be right after the E3 conference or it could be several hours later.
    • CoroCoro will probably leak between the 11th and 12th in U.S. time (covering the same type of info).
    • Pokemon Smash will air on Saturday (covering the same type of info).

    It should be noted that any movie-related news will undoubtedly be revealed in these next few days. June is always reserved for the last of the movie surprises, such as Keldeo’s Resolute Form and Shaymin’s Sky Forme. If Mewtwo has yet another new forme, as our source told us, it will definitely be revealed in these next few days. Since Sylveon’s type has also been shrouded in mystery and Sylveon is debuting in the Mewtwo/Genesect mini-movie, its type will probably be revealed too (and it’s supposedly the Fairy type according to our leaker).

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    Saturday - June 8th, 2013 @ 12 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    PokeBeach is currently looking for a reliable, experienced PHP programmer to fix a few things around here. Preferably, we need one who has worked with WordPress and myBB before. Please send any resumes and previous work examples to [email protected] (explaining the kind of things you have done with your coding). Work starts right away, must be completed within the next two weeks, and frequent communication is a must. Thanks!

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    Thursday - May 30th, 2013 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    A new “Pokemon Center 15th Anniversary Premium Collection” will be released in Japan on June 8th to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Pokemon Center stores. The first Pokemon Center opened in Tokyo on April 25th, 1998, later relocating to another location in Tokyo on July 16th, 2007.

    The product will come with a full art Pikachu promo, 30 acryllic damage counters (2x 100 damage counters, 6x 50 damage counters, 22x 10 damage counters), a plastic damage counter container, a deck box, and 62 card sleeves. The official Pokemon Card website makes a point of stating that these are the first damage counters for 100 damage ever produced for the TCG – now if that doesn’t tell you something! The package will retail for 2,500 yen and will be available in stores across Japan, not just Pokemon Centers.

    The Pikachu appears to be a reprint of the secret rare from Black & White.

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    Thursday - May 30th, 2013 @ 5 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Like when Plasma Storm came out, Plasma Blast will get its own Elite Trainer Box. Each box comes with 8 Plasma Blast booster packs, 40 Energy cards, 2 acrylic condition markers, 6 damage-counter dice, a competition-legal coin-flip die, a player’s guide, 65 Plasma Blast card sleeves, 4 dividers, and a collector’s box to hold everything. It will retail for $39.99.

    Plasma Blast Elite Trainer Box

    The Plasma Blast sell sheet has also been revealed, discussing the set’s contents.

    Unbroken, Unbowed, Undefeated – Unova Blasts Back!

    Challenges ring out, Pokémon duel, and the battle for Unova enters the next chapter in the Pokémon TCG: Black & White – Plasma Blast expansion! With Virizion-EX by your side, you must lead the counterattack against the failing forces of Team Plasma as they mount their last stand behind the twinned might of Team Plasma Dialga-EX and Palkia-EX! Victory is within your grasp, when suddenly you face your greatest test… the mighty and mysterious Genesect-EX takes the battlefield, supported by devastating ACE SPEC cards that give it additional attacks! Trainers, it’s time to break the ice!

    • 4 powerful brand-new ACE SPEC Trainer cards!
    • 11 new Pokémon-EX including 5 full-card art Pokémon! [Note: The 5 Megalo Cannon EXs, their 5 full arts, and Kyurem-EX = 11.]
    • Awesome all-new Team Plasma cards!
    • Over 100 cards in all!
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    Tuesday - May 28th, 2013 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    The “Team Plasma Box” has already begun to appear in stores. It contains a full art Darkrai and Giratina promo (BW73, BW74), a jumbo sized version of the same Darkrai, three Black and White series booster packs, and a Team Plasma coin. The two full art promos originate from the “Team Plasma Gift Set,” which was released in Japan last November.

    BW73 Darkrai Promo BW74 Giratina Promo
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