Tuesday - November 25th, 2008 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    *kicks website* The stupid news program does not want to cooperate. I have to save the news literally hundreds of times before it will actually save anything! Grrrrr! Also, school was keeping me busy these past few days, which is why there was a delay in updates. School comes before Pokemon!

    This isn’t really a “lost” episode… more like a “this episode took hours and hours to record and I never had time to edit it because of its incredible length.” Luckily, it is now only an hour and thirteen minutes (before, it was over three hours). Click the play button below to listen to it! You can also download the MP3 of the episode by saving this link (it’s 70 MBs).

    The episode was recorded the weekend before the first set of prereleases for Stormfront… whenever that was. There is obviously some outdated information and speculation in the podcast, like how Ash and crew will get to Canalave City, but at least you get to see how some of our theories came true! (I randomly said we would see Cresselia in the show, and that turned out right! :D) I cut-out all TCG talk in the podcast, since it’s all incredibly old news now.

    In this second podcast episode, I am joined by Heerosferret, Homeofmew, and Cheetor586. This is what we discuss or what happens…

    • 2:00 minutes of messed-up intros
    • How people hide or show they love Pokemon
    • Mispronounced Pokemon names
    • Arceus movie speculation
    • Theories about Ash and Crew getting to Canalave City
    • General anime stuff
    • Video Game Showdowns and cheating
    • Mailbox questions for the cast (Heerosferret living in Japan, Homeofmew and her Pikachu costume, Cheetor586 and Pokemon ripoffs like Digimon and Monster Ranchers which lead to Chinese legends which lead to the Johto dogs which lead back to Digimon somehow which lead back to Chinese legends which lead to Inuyasha which lead to Chinese legends which lead to random anime shows, WPM and tooth/blindness/amnesia incident)
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    Tuesday - November 25th, 2008 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    SteveP’s Pokemon TCG Deck List program has been updated to include new legal cards as well as other minor fixes and features. A new lite version is also available, which allows you to run the program on your computer! You can download that by right-clicking this link and saving it. Then, unzip the file into a folder and run the “index.html” file to start the program.

    In case you don’t know, SteveP’s program allows you to create deck lists for tournaments. You will never need to hand write your lists again! You can just generate your list with the above program, print it, then turn it in when you register your deck at tournaments.

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    Tuesday - November 25th, 2008 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    The title of the 108th Diamond and Pearl episode was revealed a few days ago: Canalave Gym Match! Steel Battle!! The episode will air on Christmas Day in Japan, pushing back “Riley and Lucario!” which was originally reported to be airing that day. So much for the whole Riolu present theory! :p

    • 11/27 – Confirmed Break
    • 12/04 – DP104: Cresselia vs. Darkrai! / DP105: The Old Chateau and Rotom!
    • 12/11 – DP106: The Way to Befriend a Pokemon
    • 12/18 – DP107: Rampardos vs. Bastiodon
    • 12/25 – DP108: Canalave Gym Match! Steel Battle!!
    • 01/08 – DP109: Riley and Lucario!
    • 01/15 – DP110: The Historic Ruins of Iron Island!
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    Friday - November 21st, 2008 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    The cover art for Giratina and the Sky Warrior, the 11th Pokemon movie, has been revealed. You can see it below (obviously). The cover image may be a prototype, since Shaymin does not appear on it (they could possibly add it in later). To read our summary of the movie, check out this July news story.

    Giratina and the Sky Warrior
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    Thursday - November 20th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Sorry for the lack of updates these past few days; the news system decided to break and it’s still not working (stories keep disappearing). I’m going to switch to a new system over the next month or so.

    Bonds to the End of Time Wallpaper Pokemon TCG

    New images of DPt2: Bonds to the End of Time have been released on the official Pokemon Card website, and we have them all below along with translations thanks to Bangiras! You can download the set’s official wallpaper by clicking the thumbnail to the right.

    Elite Four Pokemon have “4” after their name, and as we know from before, Gym Leader Pokemon have “GL.” All of the Gym Leader and Elite Four cards are Pokemon-SP, which means they are Basic and do not evolve from anything.

    All of Rotom’s forms are named by their official form names: Heat Rotom, Frost Rotom, Wash Rotom, Spin Rotom, and Cut Rotom. That means you can have four of each in your deck. Each Rotom’s Poke-Power can change the card into the elemental type of the appliance it is based off of (like washers wet clothes, which makes Wash Rotom a Water-type; Wash Rotom can also learn Hydro Pump in Platinum). The Supporter card “Pluto’s Choice” can switch the different Rotom with each other, similar to Deoxys’ and Castform’s usual “Form Change” Poke-Powers. Doesn’t the holo animation of Cut Rotom make it look psycho (especially the eyes and mouth)?

    Flygon and Flygon LV.X are in this set, though not owned by anyone (they are just regular Pokemon cards). Note that the Mismagius GL LV.X and Electrode G below are promos and will not be in the actual set.

    Roserade GL from Bonds to the End of Time Froslass GL from Bonds to the End of Time Raichu GL from Bonds to the End of Time Luxray GL from Bonds to the End of Time Luxray GL LV.X from Bonds to the End of Time Vespiquen 4 from Bonds to the End of Time Rhyperior 4 from Bonds to the End of Time Gallade 4 from Bonds to the End of Time Gallade 4 LV.X from Bonds to the End of Time Rapidash 4 from Bonds to the End of Time Infernape 4 from Bonds to the End of Time Infernape 4 LV.X from Bonds to the End of Time Flygon 4 from Bonds to the End of Time Flygon LV.X from Bonds to the End of Time Heat Rotom from Bonds to the End of Time Frost Rotom from Bonds to the End of Time Washer Rotom from Bonds to the End of Time Spin Rotom from Bonds to the End of Time Cut Rotom from Bonds to the End of Time Pluto's Selection from Bonds to the End of Time Electrode G promo from Bonds to the End of Time Mismagius GL LV.X promo from Bonds to the End of Time

    Roserade GL LV.22 – Grass – HP80
    Basic Pokemon (SP)

    [C] Poison Bind: 10 damage. The Defending Pokemon is now Poisoned. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.
    [G][C] Long Whip: 30 damage. If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is affected by any Special Conditions, you may do this damage to 1 Benched Pokemon instead of the Active Pokemon.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Froslass GL LV.44 – Water – HP70
    Basic Pokemon (SP)

    [C] Invite to Sleep: Choose 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon and switch it with your opponent’s Active Pokemon. The newly switched in Pokemon is now Asleep.
    [P][C] Wake Up Slap: 30 damage. If the Defending Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition, this attack does an additional 20 damage. Then, remove all Special Conditions from the Defending Pokemon.

    Weakness: Steel (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Raichu GL LV.46 – Lightning – HP80
    Basic Pokemon (SP)

    [C] Thunder Surge: Does 10 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon.
    [L][C] Lightning Chain: Does 30 damage plus an additional 10 damage times the number of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with any damage counters on them.

    Weakness: Fighting (x2)
    Resistance: Steel (-20)
    Retreat: 0


    Luxray GL LV.48 – Lightning – HP80
    Basic Pokemon (SP)

    [C][C] Bite: 30 damage.
    [L][C][C] Discard Volt: 70 damage. Discard 1 Energy card from your hand. (If you can’t discard, this attack fails.)

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


    Luxray GL LV.X – Lightning – HP110
    Level-Up (SP)

    Poke-Power: Shining Gaze
    You can use this Power once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand to Level Up a Pokemon. Choose 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon and switch it with your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

    [L][C] Flash Impact: 60 damage. Does 30 damage to 1 of your Benched Pokemon, ignoring Weakness and Resistance.

    Weakness: Fighting (x2)
    Resistance: Steel (-20)
    Retreat: 0


    Vespiquen 4 LV.40 – Grass – HP80
    Basic Pokemon SP

    Poke-Body: Royal Gain
    Whenever you attach a Grass Energy from your hand to this Pokemon, remove 1 damage counter from this Pokemon.

    [C][C][C] Leaf Needle: 30 damage. Flip a coin for each Grass Energy attached to Vespiquen 4. This attack does an additional 20 damage times the number of heads.

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


    Rhyperior 4 LV.55 – Fighting – HP100
    Basic Pokemon SP

    [F][C] Double Lariat: Flip 2 coins, this attack does 30 damage times the number of heads.
    [F][F][C][C] Rock Tumble: 60 damage. Ignore Resistance on the Defending Pokemon when doing damage.

    Weakness: Water (x2)
    Resistance: Lightning (-20)
    Retreat: 3


    Rapidash 4 LV.53 – Fire – HP70
    Basic Pokemon SP

    [.] Pickup: Flip 3 coins, for each heads choose a Basic Energy from your discard pile, show it to your opponent, and put it in your hand.
    [R] Flame Mane: 20 damage.

    Weakness: Water (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 0


    Infernape 4 LV.55 – Fire – HP90
    Basic Pokemon (SP)

    [R][C] Focus Blast: Does 20 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Pokemon.
    [R][C][C] Hi Jump Kick: 50 damage.

    Weakness: Water (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Infernape 4 LV.X – Fire – HP110
    Level-Up (SP)

    Poke-Power: Driving Howl
    You can use this Power once during your turn. Switch the Defending Pokemon with one of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. Your opponent chooses the Benched Pokemon to switch. This Power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [R][R][C] Fire Spin: 100 damage. Discard 2 Energy attached to Infernape 4.

    Weakness: Water (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 0


    Gallade 4 LV.59 – Psychic – HP80
    Basic Pokemon (SP)

    [P][C] Chop Up: 20 damage. This attack also does 10 damage to each of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon that has any damage counters on it.
    [P][C][C] Feint: 50 damage. Ignore Resistance on the Defending Pokemon when doing damage.

    Weakness: Psychic (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Gallade 4 LV.X – Psychic – HP100
    Level-Up (SP)

    Poke-Power: Blade Storm
    You can use this Power once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand to Level Up a Pokemon. Place 1 damage counter on each of your opponent’s Pokemon.

    [P][C][C] Target Slash: Does 40 damage plus 10 damage for each damage counter on the Defending Pokemon.

    Weakness: Psychic (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Heat Rotom LV.46 – Lightning – HP80
    Basic Pokemon

    Poke-Power: Heat Shift
    You can use this Power once during your turn. Until the end of your turn, this Pokemon is a Fire-type.

    [C] Heat Up: Search your deck for 1 Fire Energy card and attach it to one of your Benched Pokemon. Shuffle your deck afterward.
    [R][C][C] Singing Heat: 40 damage. The Defending Pokemon is now Burned.

    Weakness: Darkness (+20)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 1


    Frost Rotom LV.46 – Lightning – HP90
    Basic Pokemon

    Poke-Power: Frost Shift
    You can use this Power once during your turn. Until the end of your turn, this Pokemon is a Water-type.

    [C][C] Hail: Does 10 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon.
    [W][C][C] Ice Crush: Does 40 damage plus an additional 10 damage for each Energy in the Defending Pokemon’s retreat cost.

    Weakness: Darkness (+20)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 3


    Spin Rotom LV.46 – Lightning – HP70
    Basic Pokemon

    Poke-Power: Spin Shift
    You can use this Power once during your turn. Until the end of your turn, this Pokemon is a Colorless-type.

    [C][C] Squall: Flip a coin, if heads return the Defending Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your opponent’s hand.
    [C][C][C] Air Slash: 60 damage. Flip a coin, if tails discard 1 Energy attached to Spin Rotom.

    Weakness: Darkness (+20)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 0


    Wash Rotom LV.46 – Lightning – HP90
    Basic Pokemon

    Poke-Power: Wash Shift
    You can use this Power once during your turn. Until the end of your turn, this Pokemon is a Water-type.

    [C] Rinse Off: Remove 3 damage counters from each of your Benched Pokemon.
    [W][C] Dry: 30 damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. For each heads, discard a card from your opponent’s hand without looking.

    Weakness: Darkness (+20)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 2


    Cut Rotom LV.46 – Lightning – HP90
    Basic Pokemon

    Poke-Power: Cut Shift
    You can use this Power once during your turn. Until the end of your turn, this Pokemon is a Grass-type.

    [C][C] Slash: 20 damage.
    [G][C][C] Mow: 50 damage. Flip a coin, if heads discard 1 Energy attached to each of your opponent’s Pokemon.

    Weakness: Darkness (+20)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 2


    Flygon LV.65 – Colorless – HP120
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Vibrava

    Poke-Body: Rainbow Float
    Each of your Pokemon whose Type is the same as a Basic Energy attached to this Pokemon has free retreat.

    [C][C] Wall of Sand: 40 damage. Discard your opponent’s Stadium card in play. If you do, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Flygon during your opponent’s next turn.
    [C][C][C] Power Swing: Does 60 damage plus an additional 10 damage for each Evolved Pokemon on your Bench.

    Weakness: Colorless (+30)
    Resistance: Lightning (-20)
    Retreat: 0


    Flygon LV.X – Colorless – HP140
    Level-Up

    Poke-Body: Eroding Storm
    As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, in between turns discard 1 card from the top of your opponent’s deck.

    [C][C][C] X-treme Attack: Does 150 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon LV.X.

    Weakness: Colorless (x2)
    Resistance: Lightning (-20)
    Retreat: 0


    Pluto’s Choice – Supporter

    Search your deck for any 1 Rotom card, and switch it with any Rotom you have in play. Any damage counters and cards attached to the original Rotom remain on the new Rotom (Special Conditions and effects are removed). Then, return the original Rotom to your deck and shuffle your deck. *standard supporter text*


    Electrode G LV.38 – Lightning – HP70
    Basic Pokemon SP

    [L] Suicide Bomb: Does 20 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon. Electrode does 100 damage to itself.

    [C][C] Energy Reflect: 30 damage. Move 1 Energy attached to Electrode G to one of your Benched Pokemon. (If you have no Benched Pokemon, ignore this effect.)

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


    Mismagius GL LV.X – Psychic – HP100
    Level-Up SP

    Poke-Power: Magical Return
    You can use this Power any number of times during your turn. Return a Pokemon Tool card or a Technical Machine card that’s attached to one of your Pokemon to your hand. This Power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [P][P][C] Dark Chant: Place a number of damage counters on the Defending Pokemon equal to the number of cards in your hand. You can’t place more than 8 damage counters.

    Weakness: Darkness (x2)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 1

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    Thursday - November 20th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Are you always winning official TCG tournaments? Do you know the Pokemon Trading Card game inside-and-out? Do you like to help other people learn the game?

    If all of the above describes you, you should consider joining our PokeBeach Strategist program! Under the program, you will be helping to write content only a current Pokemon TCG can write, such as deck and archetype analyses, card reviews, and strategy articles. If you are successful, your work and name will be recognized on the main page!

    To find out how to qualify and where to send your application, please read this forum thread. While we love everyone (awww), please ONLY apply if you have won tournaments consistently as of late, as we do not want to read through hundreds and hundreds of applications. Please also only apply if you can devote a couple of hours a week to writing in this program. We don’t want people who are qualified to join and then do nothing. Thank you!

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    Thursday - November 20th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Redshark has had a minor update to fix some errors and oversights, as listed below. You can download the new version by clicking here (right click that link and save it to download the installer).

    • Fixed missing attack on SF Magnezone card
    • Added POP 7
    • Fixed some miscategorized Nintendo promo cards
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    Sunday - November 16th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    A new “Collector’s Box” is available at stores like Target and Wal-Mart, containing a holo POP 8 Lucario, one Diamond and Pearl series theme deck, three booster packs, and two Secret Wonders and Mysterious Treasures card-list posters. The entire package costs about $20.00. Click the thumbnails below for larger images. Thanks go to Omahanime for sending in these pictures!

    Lucario from POP 8 (Holo - #2) Collector's Poster Box Collector's Poster Box... Posters
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    Sunday - November 16th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    We now have high-quality scans of DP30 and DP31 promos Regigigas LV.X and Heatran LV.X, which we first reported about back in August. Click the thumbnails below for larger scans. Thanks go to Shakespeare for scanning them! Each promo comes in its own tin with four booster packs, three of which are usually Diamond and Pearl series packs.

    Regigigas LV.X (Promo #DP30) Heatran LV.X (Promo #DP31)
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    Sunday - November 16th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Being in California today was like being at the base of Mt. Chimney. Some irresponsible Trainer let a Charmander loose. :(

    Shakespeare, our master card scanner, has replaced most of the prerelease Stormfront cards with better-quality scans. Since the prerelease scans are usually scanned by people who are rushing to send in the images, and I edit them in a rush, they’re usually junky-quality. So, we always replace them with Shakespeare’s scans a few weeks later once he has had time to collect a majority of the set. Enjoy their blinding Blu-Ray quality (you may need to clear your cache to see the new scans)!

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    Saturday - November 15th, 2008 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    This week’s Pokemon Sunday episode revealed how Ash and crew get to Canalave City and a possible future Lucario card. For those of you who do not know, Pokemon Sunday is a live-action variety show featuring an episode of the anime and the adventures of the Pokemon Sunday Company (Pokesun Company), usually related to what’s hot in Pokemon right now. It usually concludes with a battle using DSes or Battle Revolution, sometimes with members of the audience. Heerosferret has provided a summary of the episode below.

    Department Head Lucario (a guy in a Lucario suit who the show plays off as a real Lucario) was admiring Lucario TCG cards, but was looking sad because they all could use Aura moves. The rest of the Pokemon Sunday crew discovers he can’t use Aura abilities like a real Lucario can, so Lucario becomes depressed. They all decide to help him learn it, and ROBERT (codename for three guys in the company who are on each week’s show) use training techniques from the Lucario movie to show Lucario how to use Aura. For example, Lucario puts a blindfold on and tries to avoid getting hit by ROBERT, while also blasting them into the wall. Then Shoko-tan (a girl in the company) tries, and keeps hitting Lucario. She does not get blasted away either. They all realize that ROBERT was faking it to make Lucario feel better. The President of the company then lectures everyone and the audience on how it is your heart that’s important, not what moves you can use (the words “SOAP OPERA” flashed along the bottom of the screen, making fun of it as a cheesy moment).

    Lucario decides it wants a TCG card made after himself, so the group goes to Pokemon Card Laboratory’s main building to beg for a card. A man there in a lab coat says he can’t help, because first of all, PCL doesn’t make cards, only researches them, and secondly, Lucario can’t use Aura, so it can’t be made into a card. They can only make cards with moves a Pokemon can use. So they went out to discover what moves Lucario could use in a series of tasks, then went to the company that prints the cards to beg for a card. A representative told them no way could they just make a TCG card because they were begging, but Pokemon Sunday tells the company how it is their Lucario’s dream, and how hard he has worked! The worker gives in and says they will make Lucario into a card! And then they said “and you can use this card in play too….. MAYBE?!??!” We’ll see if a new Lucario card is coming out, I guess.

    The preview for next week’s episode shows Ash and company flying in a blimp to Canalave City, which from a bird’s eye view looks like many pieces of land, some joined by bridges. And as we previously knew, a trap by Team Rocket (involving nets shooting out of a camera) separates Pokemon from trainers, and Meowth seemingly back-stabs Team Rocket.

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    Friday - November 14th, 2008 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    As we reported last June, Pokemon Organized Play (P.O.P.) was considering changing the location of U.S. Nationals for next year. Today, it was announced that Nationals will be moving from Columbus, Ohio to St. Louis, Missouri. You can read the announcement below.

    Pokémon is pleased to announce that, due to overwhelming success and growth, the Pokémon TCG U.S. National Championships will be moving toSt. Louis, Missouri!

    Events will be held at America’s Center, in the heart of downtown St. Louis, from Friday, June 26th, through Sunday, June 28th, 2009.

    • Events taking place during the three days include:
    • North American Professor Cup on Friday, June 26th
    • The U.S. National Championships on Saturday and Sunday, June 27th & 28th

    Side events beginning Friday, June 26th. We would like to thank the Origins Game Fair and GAMA for their unwavering support of the Pokémon TCG over the last decade.

    Please check back in the coming months for more details, including special room rates that will be available at area hotels.

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    Friday - November 14th, 2008 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    The titles to DP106 and DP107 are “The Way to Befriend a Pokemon” and “Rampardos vs. Bastiodon.” They will air on December 11th and December 18th, respectively. Below is the current schedule for upcoming Diamond and Pearl episodes airing in Japan.

    • 11/20 – DP103: Chaotic Melee in Canalave City!
    • 11/27 – Confirmed Break
    • 12/04 – DP104: Cresselia vs. Darkrai! / DP105: The Old Chateau and Rotom!
    • 12/11 – DP106: The Way to Befriend a Pokemon
    • 12/18 – DP107: Rampardos vs. Bastiodon
    • 12/25 – DP108: Riley and Lucario!
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    Friday - November 14th, 2008 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    We have obtained product images of Bonds to the End of Time, the next Japanese set to be released on December 26th. Click all of the images below for larger pictures.

    Bonds to the End of Time Booster Pack Infernape vs. Gallade Bonds to the End of Time Theme Deck Bonds to the End of Time Promo Blister Pack

    The first image above is of the set’s booster pack. You can clearly see the main Pokemon of each Pokemon Platinum Gym Leader, such as Rampardos, Roserade, Floatzel, Mismagius, Lucario, Froslass, and Luxray. This set is obviously focusing on the Gym Leaders, like Gym Heroes and Gym Challenge did for Kanto’s Gym Leaders. (Gym Heroes was released in Japan in October 1998, so maybe this new set is in honor of the ten-year anniversary.)

    The two 30-card theme decks, which focus on the Sinnoh Gym Leaders, feature Infernape __ LV.X and Gallade ___ LV.X. On Infernape, there is something between the Pokemon’s name and LV.X, so it will probably be “E4” or perhaps even “E” (like Infernape E4 LV.X or Gallade E LV.X). Infernape also has an icon for Flint while Gallade has one for Lucian, showing who they are owned by. Images of the other Elite Four members are displayed on the product packaging as well, so the theme decks won’t just contain Flint or Lucian’s Pokemon.

    The final image is of the set’s blister pack that we reported about a while ago. Fantina can be seen on the promo Mismagius GL LV.X, while Cyrus is on Electrode G, perhaps confirming the return of Team Galactic Pokemon-SP in the main set.

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    Wednesday - November 12th, 2008 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    We now have new information regarding Bonds to the End of Time, the next Japanese set that will be released in Japan on December 26th. Thanks go to Bangiras for translating the news and ToysRUsKid for assisting with the information!

    • This is our “Gym Leader / Elite Four” Pokemon set.
    • The main set will feature Gym Leader Pokemon-SP, as we previously predicted. They will have “GL” in their names for “Gym Leader,” like “G” for “Galactic” in Galactic’s Conquest.
    • There are 5 LV.X Pokemon in the main set.
    • All five of Rotom’s forms will be featured on a card.
    • Surfing Pikachu, Flying Pikachu, and an unknown Pikachu (Birthday Pikachu?) are the classic reprints.
    • The “Gallade vs. Infernape” 30-card theme decks feature Elite Four Pokemon.
    • Expect Infernape LV.X and Gallade LV.X in the above theme decks (not confirmed as LV.X’s, but known to be in the decks). They could be named Infernape E4 LV.X and Gallade E4 LV.X, though this is just speculation.
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