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    EDIT: Whoops, typo. Heart Swap, not Heart Swamp. I was trying to get a good screenshot of Swampert shooting out an Ice Beam at the beginning of the Manaphy movie, so Swampert was on my mind when typing the news story. :p That has to be a first.


    Now that this project is done, I will go back to the old updating schedule. More updates either tonight or tomorrow (more likely the latter)!


    New Fake Card Section Added – It’s taken me over a week, much headache, lost Christmas vacation time, and the destruction of a galaxy, but the [Fake Card Blanks] section is now up! We received permission from both Fangking Omega and Nick15 to use their blanks, and now we are happy to have all of the them in one convenient section for everyone’s use! Thanks also go to Cascade_Gon_Pory for recreating a few blanks that were lost in time, and both DocRobot and HolyStar for helping me with organizing at times when I needed help! Within the next few days, I will add the Trainer blanks and fake card resources, but for now, all of the Pokemon blanks are up, so enjoy!


    English D/P InfoPokemon.com has revealed the name of the Sinnoh professor, Professor Rowan (originally Professor Nanakamado), and the starter town, Twinleaf Town (originally Futaba Town). Manaphy’s ability has also been officially named Hydration (Moist Body), which allows it to heal itself in the rain, and its unique move, Heart Swap, remains the same as the Japanese name. There is still no word on the secret password to receive the Manaphy egg in Pokemon Ranger, but it should be revealed soon!

    WordWeb Dictionary Software – rowan (noun): Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    *looks around to nothing*

    So. We were supposed to have the new section up on Tuesday, but it is obviously taking much longer than expected. I personally have been sitting down longer at the computer for the past few days than I should be, with my eyes bleeding from staring at the screen so long (but not really). I will try to get the new section up tonight, but again, no guarantees. Just letting you all know that I am alive. :)

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Sorry for not having updated in a few days. I have been working on a new/old section of the site, and have been rushing to get all of the content-based projects done before Christmas Break ends. Otherwise, I will not have time for the rest of the school year until summer. I’m sure you would all rather have me working on content rather than news at this point, especially since this two-week period will be the only time I will have the opportunity to do so. Anyways, tomorrow I will try to put some news up, but it is not guaranteed, since this project is taking me forever to finish (it involves a HUGE amount of organizing, renaming, Photoshopping, coding, and Tylenol), but I will try my best. It’s nothing particularly new, but it will be an old addition to the site.

    Everyone have a Merry Christmas tomorrow! Don’t forget that you should appreciate the time you spend with your family, as you never know how long you will be with them. Cherish the times, be safe, and have a fun time in the process! Also, if you get a Wii, don’t kill anyone (or anything) with the remote or shoot it through your plasma!

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Why is it that every time I say I won’t update, I update, and every time I say I will update, I don’t? :p


    Diamond and Pearl Pokemon Sprites Up! – I only have had these for several months now. -_- All of the Diamond and Pearl Pokemon sprites, excluding alternate female sprites (which I will add to their own section within the next few days), can be viewed on our new [Diamond and Pearl Pokemon sprites] page. You can view all of the Pokemon’s available sprites side-by-side! Also, the pages contain most of the official Japanese romanizations of each Diamond and Pearl Pokemon name, although some are tentative to change (which are the Pokemon names that cannot be found in the Japanese trademark database or on any official Pokemon product yet).


    Eeveelutions Holiday PackageEeveelution POP 3 Holos Now Available – This is old news for those of you who visit Target or Wal-Mart everyday and go to their card sections, but for those of you who do not, this should be news! There are now three new holiday blister packages at Target, available in three varieties, and each coming with a holo POP 3 Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon. The Flareon package comes with an EX Deoxys and EX Holon Phantoms booster pack, the Jolteon package comes with an EX Legend Maker and EX Holon Phantoms booster pack, and the Vaporeon package comes with an EX Legend Maker and EX Crystal Guardians booster pack. Each package retails for $11.95 (or “twelve” dollars in everyday lingo). Click the image to the right for a larger picture.


    DP Date Re-Confirmed, New Info – Nintendo issued a press release today confirming the previously revealed, then removed, then added again early this evening, April 22nd release date for Diamond and Pearl. We also learn the name of the evil team in Diamond and Pearl, Team Galactic. The press release also reveals that if you pre-order the games, you will receive Pokemon DS styluses (and hopefully not that obscene Mew one that was released in Japan a while ago). You can view the press release below.

    New Pokemon to Make Diamond and Pearl Studded Debut
    Gotta Catch ‘Em All! The Next Generation of Pokemon Soon Will Be Here

    Pokemon trainers of the world, unite! How else will you manage to complete your Pokedex and challenge the sinister plot of Team Galactic? On April 22, Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, the Pokemon series for the best-selling Nintendo DS game system, become available in the Americas. These two titles represent the latest adventure in the popular Pokemon franchise.

    Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl offer a number of exciting new features to please both experienced and new Pokemon fans alike. Set in an entirely new region called “Sinnoh,” players can choose to begin their adventure as either a boy or girl Pokemon trainer on a path to becoming Pokemon League Champion. The adventure continues as players can bring Pokemon from their Game Boy Advance Pokemon games to Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl using the GBA game slot on their Nintendo DS.

    As players trade and collect Pokemon to complete their Pokedex in this new challenge, for the first time they’ll have the chance to catch new Pokemon, Munchlax and Weavile. They also can play via local wireless with up to eight other trainers while new moves and abilities deepen strategy.

    “After recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Pokemon franchise continues to get stronger,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “These two new titles represent the best that Pokemon has to offer, and a great opportunity for Game Boy users to upgrade to Nintendo DS.”

    Unique pre-sell styluses featuring new Pokemon from the new series will be available by reserving the game early at participating retailers. Stay tuned for more details about this special offer. Pokemon games continue to be wildly popular around the world, with more than 155 million units sold worldwide through September 2006. Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are currently shattering sales records in Japan since their September launch.

    Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl for Nintendo DS will be available April 22, and are Rated E for Everyone.

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    As per my schedule this week, I won’t be updating probably until Friday. :p


    April 22nd Release Date Gone?Pokemon.com posted on Monday afternoon that the release date for Diamond and Pearl would be April 22nd. However, the date on the Diamond and Pearl page has now been completely removed! Could this mean the date was wrong, that it should have not been revealed this early, or what? Hopefully, we will find out soon…

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Depending on my amount of homework tonight, I may add to this update.


    Diamond and Pearl Release Date – Diamond and Pearl, the next generation of Pokemon games, will be released on April 22nd, according to Pokemon.com. This now explains why the TCG will not have [Pokemon Card Game: DP] released in February, but EX Power Keepers instead – the set would have come out too early!

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Christmas vacation in seven days and counting.


    ManaphyPokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea – The title of the next Pokemon movie, named “Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy” in Japanese, will be called Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. Funny how PUSA kept the title almost exactly the same from the Japanese version. Speaking of Manaphy, Pokemon.com has promised that within a month, they will release a secret password for Pokemon Ranger so that fans can unlock the Manaphy mission, play it, and then get the Manaphy egg (which you will then transfer to Diamond and Pearl when they come out so that you can hatch it). Speaking of Diamond and Pearl, Pokemon.com has also released a teaser page on the games, which can be found by clicking here.

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    EDIT #2: Dosidon, Erlade, Fione, and Yonowahru have been added to the [Ken Sugimori Pokemon images] page. Speaking of Fione, we should be finding out tomorrow why the Manaphy egg has been randomly floating around on Pokemon.com.

    EDIT #1: I have added new Ken Sugimori artwork of Mikaruge (#442) and Gabite (#444) to the [Ken Sugimori Pokemon images] page.


    Check the previous update from this morning if you have not been here.


    Actual Pokemon Battle Revolution Battles – Someone on YouTube has posted several Pokemon Battle Revolution videos of actual battles. Click play to view each of them below. Yukimenoko looks awesome, the new Seismic Toss animation is absolutely amazing, and the stadiums are great settings!

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Dialga vs. PalkiaI will add to this update later.


    Pokemon Movie 10The official Pokemon Japanese movie website has been updated for the 10th Pokemon movie, Dialga vs. Palkia. On the website you can see the first teaser trailer, where Dialga and Palkia battle each other. The movie is set to come out on July 14th.

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Wow, three updates in a row. I haven’t been this free in a while, have I? Let’s see how long this lasts. :p


    Lucario Lv.XLucario Lv.X – The most common Level X card, yet one that has not been seen on the internet yet, has now been revealed! Lucario Lv.X is now available in Japan as a promo card in the “Pokemon Card Game DP Official Visual Book,” which can be seen by clicking here. Since the book is available for purchase by anyone in Japan, Lucario Lv.X is an extremely common card, and is by no means as rare as the other Lv.X cards in [Pokemon Card Game: DP]. You can view the translation of Lucario Lv.X below, thanks to Nanimonoka, as well as an image of Lucario Lv.X to the right, thanks to Tego (click for a larger image).

    Lucario Lv.X – Fighting – 110 HP
    Poke-Power: Ascertain
    Once during your turn, when you play Lucario Lv.X from your hand to Level Up one of your Pokemon, you may use this Power. Prevent all effects of an attack (including damage) done to Lucario during your opponent’s next turn.

    [F][F][C] Infighting: 80 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, any damage done to Lucario is increased by 30.

    Weakness: Psychic (x2)
    Retreat: 1


    Pokemon TV Schedule this Week – This week, as with the past few weeks, Pokemon will depute new Battle Frontier episodes Monday through Thursday at 8:00 PM on Cartoon Network. Saturday at 7:00 AM and at 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM on Sunday, repeat Battle Frontier episodes will also air, so if you missed any, those are the times to catch them! Pokemon Advanced Battle episodes also air at 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM every Monday through Thursday. The exciting aspect to Pokemon USA speeding through the Battle Frontier episodes is that on Monday, December 18th, the episode featuring Perap should air if they keep the same pace, and we may learn Perap’s English name (I have a slight feeling it will stay the same, but that’s just me). Perhaps I will get some episodes up eventually, but since my time has been extremely limited lately, I cannot guarantee or promise it anymore.

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Those who see the eyes of that Pokemon will lose their memory, never to return. Those who touch that Pokemon will lose their emotions for three days. Those who harm that Pokemon will not be able to move for seven days, and will be unable to do anything. So the legend says…


    Yuxie, Emurit, AgnomeNext Diamond and Pearl Set Information – We now have information on the next Diamond and Pearl set to come out in Japan in March! The set will feature the three lakes of Sinnoh, which are the Lake of Wisdom, the Lake of Trust, and the Lake of Aspiration, as well as the three legendary Pokemon that reside in the lakes, which are Yuxie (God of Knowledge), Emurit (God of Emotion), and Agnome (God of Will). The two theme decks will feature the Pokemon Trideps and Rampard, and will include fossil Pokemon found in the underground regions of Sinnoh. The main set, as with [Pokemon Card Game: DP], will contain cards from the theme decks, but this time, there will be alternate art for repeated cards included in the set (I wonder how this will be handled when the set comes to America). There will also be three more Pokemon Lv.X cards in the set, although we do not know which at this time. The most interesting tidbit of information about this set is that some Pokemon will combine with Pokemon Tool cards, similar to how Holon Pokemon combined with energy cards, so this will yet again bring a new mechanic to the game. Thanks go to Vincent for translating the above information, and TRUK for finding some of the information. For the sake of referring to this set, we will call it Pokemon Card Game: DP 2, since as of now, we do not know the set’s name. Stay tuned, as we will bring you all of the latest information on this set!


    New Sugimori Art Added – With help from nYoo, I have added thirty new Diamond and Pearl [Ken Sugimori] images to our [Pokemon Images] gallery. Check them out! Also, several new Pokemon that have not had their individual Ken Sugimori art released can be seen on this magazine cover page, including Glacia, Leafia, Togekiss, and others.

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Random news: Water may have been discovered on Mars today, and 4Kids is no longer dubbing One Piece. Once the ACT is over tomorrow, I will be freeeee to work on the website (maybe). Thanks goes to Cascade_Gon_Pory for the Delibird artwork in the header!


    Premier Ratings FAQ and Invitation to Worlds – The official Pokemon TCG website has put up a Premier Ratings FAQ, explaining how the rating system works, clearing up misconceptions, and telling us how to get into Worlds. From the document, we know that at least 15 people will get into Worlds from the Senior Division, as well as 21 people from the Junior and Senior Divisions (not including people who make it in through the Grinders or do well at Nationals – this is just for the rankings). From the United States, only eight people from the Senior Division and twelve people from the Junior and Senior divisions will go to Worlds (again, this is only for rankings). [transition -> extreme informalness] This will by far be the smallest Worlds ever, unless of course POP allows a couple hundred people in through the Grinders / Nationals. :p I usually don’t call myself a whiner or try to throw my opinion into news stories, but WHAT THE FUDGE?! I miss Organized Play from the Ruby and Sapphire days when there were loads of prizes at pre-releases and tournaments were more fun; plus, more people could get into Worlds. Now it’s almost impossible to get in, unless you challenge every high-ranking player in the country (we could turn this into an Anime like Yu-Gi-Oh – I WILL find Yami Yugi and take him down! I will find Jason Klaczynski and all other top-ranking players and take them down! I will travel to the ends of each country and challenge these players with my super-dooper Blue Eyes, White Dragon [or whatever you call it] deck!) Bah. I hope POP knows what it’s doing… all we need is another WOTC extinction. I love going to tournaments to play people and all, but where is my incentive now? This season = disappointment (so far). Then again, the page does say the rules are subject to change, and we still don’t know how many people POP will let in through the Grinders and Nationals, so we’ll see… Perhaps Nationals will be pumped up to such an awesome degree that it will offset these new changes.


    More Scans Up! – Thanks to Shakespeare, as usual, we now have the following set scans up (digitally remastered). Some of the scans are the older, pre-release scans, and only about two are missing out of all of the below sets, but we will have all of the poor quality / missing scans up for viewing by Monday:

    • [EX Team Rocket Returns]
    • [EX Deoxys]
    • [EX Emerald]
    • [EX Unseen Forces]
    • [EX Delta Species] (already up from a previous update, but we’ll just throw it in here)
    • [EX Legend Maker]
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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    School = craziness, and this week won’t be much better (ACT, IB World Literature Paper, IB Extended Essay Rough Draft, etc). I anticipate the craziness will continue until Christmas.


    More Scans – We add to our art museum today (thanks to a donation from the Shakespeare Company) with ye olden:

    • [EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua]
    • [EX Hidden Legends]
    • [EX FireRed and LeafGreen]

    We had these scans before, but they have now been re-edited and digitally re-mastered for superior picture quality and sound.


    New D/P TCG Videos – The Japanese Pokemon TCG website has been updated with two new commercials advertising [Pokemon Card Game: DP]. You can see the videos under “CMが見られるよ!” and “CMが見られるよ!”


    Battle Revolution Media – Five new videos have surfaced for Pokemon Battle Revolution, including new screenshots from the game. You can view the first video, which shows several battles, by clicking here (or saving the link to your computer and opening it in Windows Media Player. The second video shows the interactivity of the Nintendo DS and Wii, and you can view the video by clicking here. The final set of videos shows extremely short segments of attacks, and are available on the official Japanese Battle Revolution website. More screenshots from the game are also located on this page. That’s a lot of media!

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Excuse = school. Tomorrow, I will do everything in my power to get set scans up.


    More D/P Scans – Most Translations – Bangiras has practically finished translating the entire [Pokemon Card Game: DP] set. You can view her translations by [clicking here]. Below, we have more pictures of cards.


    EX Power Keepers Pics – A lot of you have probably already seen these pictures, but if not, click the links below!

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    .::   Tuesday - January 24th, 2017  [Link to this News Story]

    Sorry for not updating earlier today when much of this information was released. I have been having trouble logging in all day, and my FTP has been acting up ever since yesterday, so I can only do a small update today until my host looks into the problem. If the problem is fixed by tomorrow and I do not have a lot of homework, I will also upload two or three sets of new scans.


    More D/P Scans and Translations – The set still is not out yet, but that does not stop these scans from appearing!

    Bangiras has also added new translations to our [Pokemon Card Game: DP Translations] page. Since I know you are all so anxious to see what the Emperte does, you can view its translation below.

    Emperte L.X – Water – HP140
    Level Up

    Poke-Power: Imperial Decree
    You may use this power once during your turn. Choose up to 2 cards from your opponent’s hand without looking. Place the cards face down next to the opponent’s Active Pokemon. At the end of your opponent’s next turn, return the cards to your opponent’s hand. This power can’t be used if Emperte is affected by a Special Condition.

    [W][W][W] Hydro Impact: Does 80 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. Emperte can’t attack during your next turn.

    Weakness: Lightning (+30)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 2


    EX Power Keepers Press Release and News – With images to come tomorrow when my FTP allows me to upload them!

    POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME EXPANSION PUTS THE REINS OF POWER IN PLAYERS’ HANDS!

    EX Power Keepers Expansion Unleashes Potent Forces

    BELLEVUE, Wash.-November 27th, 2006-Pokémon USA Inc., a worldwide leader in the trading card game industry, today announced the latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, EX Power Keepers, to be released on February 14th, 2007. The expansion features over 100 cards, including powerful Stadium cards that will lead players to build amazing new decks.

    In EX Power Keepers, players will discover great powers that will challenge them to learn the secrets of the most elite Trainers ever. In addition to a wide variety of all-time favorite Pokémon, the release will also introduce new game strategies through four new Stadium cards that will have even the most experienced players testing new combos and revealing new winning tactics!

    The Pokémon TCG: EX Power Keepers expansion will be available in two 60-card theme decks, Mind Game and Dark Blast, and in booster packs. Theme decks and booster packs go on sale in stores on February 14th, priced at $10.99 for the theme decks and $3.49 for the booster packs. Each booster pack features nine randomly inserted game cards. Theme decks include a unique coin, an updated rulebook, card list, a one-player playmat, and damage counters.

    For more information, visit www.pokemon-tcg.com.

    From the images released to the press, Blaziken from EX Ruby and Sapphire will make a return to the set with new art. Additionally, Absol ex, Metagross ex, Jolteon * (Japanese Player Club Promo), Aggron, Cacturne, Medicham, Wobbuffet (EX Sandstorm reprint – new art), and two new stadiums called Phoebe’s Stadium and Sidney’s Stadium will debut. I will post the images of these cards tomorrow, of course, so check back then!

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