Saturday - January 30th, 2010 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Be sure to check out all of those news stories from yesterday – it is rare that there is such a huge explosion of news!

    As some of you may remember, Bangiras previously translated the FAQ from the official Japanese Pokemon website for the LEGEND: HeartGold and SoulSilver Collection set. She has now edited the FAQ to use the English names of attacks, Powers, Bodies, etc. and has removed cards that did not make it into our set. The FAQ should help with understanding how a lot of the new cards work both on their own and when interacting with cards from previous sets. If you are a professor, you might want to read over the questions and their answers to be more prepared for judging prereleases this weekend.

    Remember, if you pull any of the HeartGold & SoulSilver cards we are missing at a prerelease tomorrow, we would greatly appreciate it if you can scan them it at about double the size of our current scans (300 DPI) and e-mail them as attachments to [email protected] Thank you so much for your help – all who donate will be credited!

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    Friday - January 29th, 2010 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Now that everyone has had a chance to look through the four stories posted today, I can post this now!

    Darkrai & Cresselia LEGEND from Lost Link

    A special 40-card mini-set called Lost Link will be released in Japan on April 16th and will be themed after the Lost Zone. It is not Japan’s third LEGEND set – rather, it is a standalone, intermediary set. Each booster pack will contain one holo, seven cards (instead of the usual eleven), and will cost 200 yen (instead of the usual 315 yen). There will be no Energy cards in the set, meaning the 40 cards are completely comprised of Pokemon and Trainers.

    Mew, Absol, Gengar, and Magnezone will be the four Pokemon Prime of the set and will each have attacks involving the Lost Zone. As pictured to the right, Darkrai & Cresselia LEGEND is also in the mini-set – the first of its two attacks is called “Lost Crisis” and does 100 damage to the Defending Pokemon, sending it to the Lost Zone if it is Knocked Out. As with the Legendary Pokemon of Revived Legends that are made from two different Pokemon, Darkrai & Cresselia LEGEND have the EX rule: if they are Knocked Out, your opponent takes two prizes.

    We’re not sure why they created a set like this, but we’ll find out soon. When will America see these cards? TPCi could probably stuff some of them into our next HGSS set, but we can’t really speculate anything at this time. The information above has been posted on our new Lost Link page, including translations of the set’s advertisement courtesy of Bangiras. You can find the link in the future under “Japanese Set Translations” in the left menu. As a side note, the images are not “dummy” images – the online store that posted them seems to have stamped them incorrectly.

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    Friday - January 29th, 2010 @ 2 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Update (5:00 AM – I really need to go to bed!!): Gamefreak director Junichi Masuda has also announced the new game(s) on his blog, linking to the official announcement below. He says that the game(s) are in development right now and that the work is secret. Obviously, whatever they’re working on will be the next main titles in the Pokemon franchise.

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for! The official Japanese Pokemon website has announced that a new Pokemon RPG will be released for the DS by the end of the year and that it will for sure feature brand new Pokemon. It’s the “first new work” since Diamond and Pearl as the announcement states, meaning it will more than likely be a main game like Red, Gold, Pearl, etc. This will be the first time two generations of Pokemon have been released on the same handheld system, though technically, the first and second generations were both featured on Gameboy (despite one being in color). Bangiras has translated the announcement below:

    An entirely new “Pocket Monsters” series is under development for release in 2010.

    The Pokemon Company (headed by Tsunekazu Ishihara) has announced that the newest work in the Pocket Monsters RPG series (Game Freak, Nintendo) is being developed for the Nintendo DS for release by the end of 2010.

    Since its first entry, “Pocket Monsters Red and Green” from 1996, the “Pocket Monsters” series has received high acclaim from customers around the world for its distinctive universe and gameplay that involves communicating between different versions to trade and battle. Sales for the entire series have climbed to over 130,000,000 copies worldwide.

    The “Pocket Monsters” series for the Nintendo DS made use of the dual screen, touch screen, and Wi-Fi connection for play. The latest project under development is a completely new work, coming four years after “Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl” which boasts worldwide sales of over 17,150,000 copies (over 5,800,000 in Japan). It should make an innovative, fresh start by adding even more new game play elements and new Pokemon.

    Please anticipate a later article with news about the game’s content.

    As posted earlier, the February 15th issue of CoroCoro is supposed to have a “surprising” announcement related to the 13th Pokemon movie, The Ruler of Illusion: Z. Could it be the revealing of a new 5th generation Pokemon? We’ll find out soon!

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    Friday - January 29th, 2010 @ 2 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Reposting some of the information from yesterday’s article so you don’t have to read the old one…

    We now have 110 pre-prelease scans of HeartGold & SoulSilver! Click the thumbnails below for larger images and use your left and right arrow keys to scroll through the opened scans like a slideshow. Be sure to also check out the HeartGold & SoulSilver set list for a complete listing of its contents!

    If you pull any of the cards we are missing at a prerelease tomorrow, we would greatly appreciate it if you can scan them it at about double the size of the scans below (300 DPI) and e-mail them as attachments to [email protected] Thank you so much for your help – all who donate will be credited!

    Pokemon cut from the English release include the Beedrill, Crobat, Fearow, Octillery, Poliwrath / Politoed, Primeape, Ursaring, and Xatu evolutionary lines, while removed Basic Pokemon unrelated to any of the set’s evolutionary lines include Aipom, Stantler, and Tauros. No Trainers or Energy were cut, all remaining from the original Japanese LEGEND: HeartGold & SoulSilver Collection set.

    As stated before, the cut cards, random HGSS promos, and the recently released Battle Starter Decks and Expert Deck Leafeon vs. Metagross package will likely compose our second HGSS set, which will be released in May. Then, Revived Legends, the next Japanese set, will be our third HGSS set in August.

    Gyarados (the Red Gyarados, specifically) is a secret rare in the set and was originally a Japanese promo. It is card #123. Alph Lithograph from the original Japanese set is also a secret rare and is card #124. We don’t have scans for either yet.

    In the original Japanese HGSS set, basic “Trainer” cards were renamed to “Goods,” which is the Japanese Pokemon term for “Items.” This was probably to clear up past confusion caused by calling all non-Pokemon and Energy cards “Trainer Cards” while also having basic “Trainer” cards in existence. However, TPCi has decided to keep them called “Trainers” instead of renaming them as “Items.”

    Arcanine from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#1)Azumarill from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#2)Gyarados from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#4)Hitmontop from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#5)Ninetales from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#7)Noctowl from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#8)Shuckle from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#11)Wobbuffet from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#13)Ampharos from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#14)Ariados from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#15) Butterfree from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#16)Cleffa from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#17)Exeggutor from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#18)Farfetch'd from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#19)Feraligatr from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#20)Furret from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#21)Granbull from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#22)Hypno from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#23)Lapras from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#24)Ledian from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#25)Meganium from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#26)Persian from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#27)Pichu from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#28)Sandslash from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#29)Smoochum from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#30)Sunflora from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#31)Typhlosion from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#32)Tyrogue from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#33)Weezing from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#34)Bayleef from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#35)Blissey from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#36)Corsola from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#37)Croconaw from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#38)Delibird from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#39)Donphan from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#40)Dunsparce from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#41)Flaaffy from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#42)Heracross from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#43)Igglybuff from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#44)Mantine from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#45)Metapod from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#46)Miltank from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#47)Parasect from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#48)Quilava from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#49)Qwilfish from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#50)Skiploom from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#51)Slowbro from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#52)Starmie from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#53)Unown from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#54)Unown from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#55)Wigglytuff from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#56)Caterpie from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#57)Chansey from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#58)Chikorita from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#59)Clefairy from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#60)Cyndaquil from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#61)Drowzee from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#62)Exeggcute from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#63)Girafarig from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#64)Growlithe from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#65)Hoothoot from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#66)Hoppip from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#67)Jigglypuff from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#68)Jynx from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#69)Koffing from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#70)Ledyba from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#71)Magikarp from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#72)Mareep from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#73)Marill from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#74)Meowth from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#75)Paras from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#76)Phanpy from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#77)Pikachu from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#78)Sandshrew from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#79)Sentret from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#80)Slowpoke from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#81)Snubbull from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#82)Spinarak from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#83)Staryu from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#84)Sunkern from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#85)Totodile from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#86)Vulpix from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#87)Wooper from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#88)Bill from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#89)Copycat from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#90)Energy Switch from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#91)Fisherman from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#92)Full Heal from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#93)Moomoo Milk from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#94)Poke Ball from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#95)Pokegear 3.0 from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#96)Pokemon Collector from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#97)Pokemon Communication from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#98)Pokemon Reversal from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#99)Professor Elm's Training Method from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#100Professor Oak's New Theory from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#101Switch from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#102)Double Colorless Energy from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#103)Rainbow Energy from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#104)Ampharos (Prime) from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#105)Blissey (Prime) from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#106)Donphan (Prime) from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#107)Feraligatr (Prime) from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#108)Meganium (Prime) from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#109)Typhlosion (Prime) from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#110)Ho-Oh LEGEND (Top) from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#111)Grass Energy from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#115)Fire Energy from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#116)Water Energy from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#117)Lightning Energy from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#118)
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    Friday - January 29th, 2010 @ 2 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    A special Jirachi will be distributed at Gamestop stores from February 27th to March 13th. It will know Wish, Confusion, Rest, and a move it cannot normally learn – Draco Meteor. It is at level 5, has a random nature, holds a Leichi Berry, and is inside of a Cherish Ball. When traded to HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Jirachi can unlock the Edge of the Night Sky PokeWalker course.

    Remember, the shiny Pichu distribution begins tomorrow at Gamestop as well! If you take the Pichu to Ilex Forest, Spiky-Eared Pichu will join your party.

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    Friday - January 29th, 2010 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    The official Pokemon Card website has updated with theme deck lists for the Tyranitar and Steelix decks from Revived Legends. The cards included in each deck have been listed under our general information section. The website also updated with five new promos, two of them reprints of existing (or soon-to-exist) cards. Translations of them have been added to our promo section thanks to Bangiras! Additionally, the website released a new wallpaper to commemorate the Tyranitar and Steelix theme decks, which is in our set images section.

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    Thursday - January 28th, 2010 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Update (9:30 PM): I have to go out to eat with my club since I’m an officer, but here’s what I’ve done so far. I’ll finish the rest over dinner then upload them when I come back in 3-4 hours (yes, we eat out late every Thursday night, which is why I’m always in such a rush to get back for the Japanese TCG set news!).

    I will be posting our HeartGold & SoulSilver scans later tonight, so be sure to check back! Right now I have put up the set list, which you should check out if you want to see a listing of the set’s contents! Right now I’m actually in a club meeting which will last for a couple of hours, but when I’m done I’ll be able to edit the scans. Check out this forum thread for my progress later tonight and register while you’re at it!

    Now for some information. Pokemon cut from the English release include the Beedrill, Crobat, Fearow, Octillery, Poliwrath / Politoed, Primeape, Ursaring, and Xatu evolutionary lines, while removed Basic Pokemon unrelated to any of the set’s evolutionary lines include Aipom, Stantler, and Tauros. No Trainers or Energy were cut, all remaining from the original Japanese LEGEND: HeartGold & SoulSilver Collection set. Gyarados (the Red Gyarados, specifically) is the set’s secret rare and was originally a Japanese promo.

    As stated multiple times before, the cut cards, random HGSS promos, and the recently released Battle Starter Decks and Expert Deck Leafeon vs. Metagross package will likely compose our second HGSS set, which will be released in May. Then, Revived Legends, the next Japanese set, will be our third HGSS set in August.

    In the original Japanese HGSS set, basic “Trainer” cards were renamed to “Goods,” which is the Japanese Pokemon term for “Items.” This was probably to clear up past confusion caused by calling all non-Pokemon and Energy cards “Trainer Cards” while also having basic “Trainer” cards in existence. However, TPCi has decided to keep them called “Trainers” instead of renaming them as “Items.”

    Again, scans will be posted later tonight!

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    Wednesday - January 27th, 2010 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Sorry for the lack of updates, but there’s no news this week and I’ve had lots of homework and two exams. The week before prereleases always fall on my school’s midterm week. :(

    Noctowl from HeartGold & SoulSilver (#8)

    Noctowl from HeartGold & SoulSilver has been revealed; click the thumbnail to the right for a larger image. The card will be holographic in real life. I will post our HeartGold & SoulSilver scans either tomorrow or Friday depending on how much time I have, so be sure to check back! Ideally I’ll have them up tomorrow night, but I have another exam to study for.

    To find a prerelease near you, you will have to do a search on Pokemon.com. Uncheck “Leagues,” enter your zip code and country, then select how far you are willing to travel. It took me quite some time to find that page, and I’d imagine little kids will have trouble finding it too, so spread the link and instructions around! TPCi isn’t doing a very good job of advertising it on their site – you would think they would make it easier to find considering prereleases start this weekend, this set is the start of a new block, and it is advertising the upcoming HeartGold and SoulSilver remakes. But it still seems they are having issues with their new site.

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    Saturday - January 23rd, 2010 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Photo of Movie 13 Merchandise - New Pokemon?

    Thanks to Salmon Nap from our forums and Heerosferret, we have discovered that the advertisement posted yesterday does not confirm a new Pokemon in the way we thought. The “New Pokemon Plush” title used for the Pokemon A question mark is actually the name of a new TOMY plush line. The reason for the confusion was that for the past four years all TOMY plushes have been released under the “Pokemon Plush DP” product line, so we assumed “New Pokemon” meant that it was a new Pokemon, not part of a new product line that is conveniently named “New Pokemon Plush.” Without knowing that there is a plush series called “New Pokemon Plush,” the wording does in fact mean what we originally thought. But TOMY recently created the product line, which includes Pokemon such as the pictured Jirachi, Manaphy, and Togekiss. Pokemon B is from the “Pokemon Plush DP” line, which is still seeing new releases and is not, despite the name, restricted to Diamond and Pearl Pokemon.

    As stated yesterday, Pokemon A and Pokemon B are confirmed to be Pokemon that will be in the movie. In the past, the hidden product Pokemon have always either been Pokemon we know are in the movie (Notched-Ear Pichu) or “new” Pokemon (Shaymin Sky Forme, Arceus). Pokemon A is usually the “new” Pokemon while B is something we already knew was in the movie. As Tangrowth has been featured on Pokemon movie 13 posters, we can probably assume it’s Pokemon B, though that’s obviously debatable since this is only speculation. Ho-Oh, Lugia, Entei, Suicune, and Raikou have already been released as plushes while Celebi’s will be coming out soon. If history repeats itself, Pokemon A could be a new or unexpected Pokemon. Why else hide it, especially when all known Pokemon in the movie have been revealed as plushes (with Tangrowth possibly being Pokemon B)? Remember, the February 15th issue of CoroCoro is set to reveal a “surprising” Pokemon that will be in The Ruler of Illusion: Z. Could it be Pokemon A?

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    Friday - January 22nd, 2010 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    This is actually news I should have posted last month, but for some reason it slipped through the cracks and I forgot about it.

    A “Platinum Series Collection Box” is available at stores like Target and Wal-Mart and features five Platinum-series booster packs (one Platinum, one Rising Rivals, one Supreme Victors, two Arceus), a Pokemon Official Magazine, an Arceus set poster, an Arceus figurine, and three holo cards (Dialga DP Promo #26, Palkia DP Promo #27, and a holo version of the rare Giratina #28 from Platinum). It costs about $20. The Arceus figurine is the same one that Japanese players could receive if they preordered both HeartGold and SoulSilver and the same one that Gamestop gave away last Black Friday to those who bought Platinum version. Click the thumbnails below for larger images, courtesy of Volmise.

    Platinum Series Collection Box Platinum Series Collection Box (Back) Platinum Series Collection Box - Pokemon Official Magazine
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    Friday - January 22nd, 2010 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Photo of Movie 13 Merchandise - New Pokemon?

    Video game magazine Famitsu has gained early access to this weekend’s Tokyo World Hobby Fair and has posted a photo that shows a display advertising upcoming Pokemon movie 13 merchandise. Two question marks are among the products, with one saying “New Plush Pokemon (A) appearing in the movie” and “Plush Diamond and Pearl Pokemon (B) appearing in the movie.” Click the thumbnail to the right for a larger image.

    This exact same type of setup appeared two years ago for the Shaymin movie, with one of the question marks turning out to be Shaymin Sky Forme. It is outright stated that Pokemon A is a new Pokemon (whether that means brand new Pokemon or Forme, we do not know), though Pokemon B’s status is a little ambiguous – it is stated to be a Diamond and Pearl Pokemon without the word “new,” but why hide it? Could it be a new Forme of a 4th generation Pokemon or simply an existing Diamond and Pearl Pokemon that they are hiding just so fans don’t know all of the products associated with the movie? As fans all we can do is speculate right now, but CoroCoro is set to reveal a “surprising” Pokemon that will be in the 13th movie in their next issue.

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    Tuesday - January 19th, 2010 @ 12 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Pokemon.com has announced that stores will be giving out a Ho-Oh figurine to people who preorder HeartGold and a Lugia figurine to people who preorder SoulSilver. The figures are the same two that Japanese players were given for their preorders of the individual games, though it does not seem likely that purchasing both games will grant players the bonus Arceus figurine as well since it was already given out to people who bought Platinum at Gamestop stores this past Black Friday. Click the thumbnails below for larger versions.

    Ho-Oh Figurine with HeartGold Preorders Lugia Figurine with SoulSilver Preorders
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    Sunday - January 17th, 2010 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    We have obtained images of the Pokemon Prime Feraligatr, Meganium, and Typhlosion from the upcoming HeartGold & SoulSilver set thanks to Nate and Matt. Click the thumbnails below for larger images. Feraligatr is card #108/123, Meganium is #109, and Typhlosion is #110. These cards will be featured with new artwork when they are released as tins next month, which we reported back in December.

    As a reminder, Ampharos, Blissey, and Donphan will also be Pokemon Prime included in the set. Our set is based off the Japanese LEGEND: HeartGold and SoulSilver Collection, though several cards, including Pokemon Prime Ursaring and Crobat, will be cut from the English release. We predict that our May HGSS set will be a combination of the cut HGSS cards from this set, the Japanese Battle Starter Decks, the Japanese Expert Deck Leafeon vs. Metagross package, and random promos such as Pokemon Prime Slowking. Then, Revived Legends, the next Japanese set, will be our third HGSS set in August.

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    Sunday - January 17th, 2010 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    I know I always post personal, crazy stories but there’s no news and this one is just so entertaining! :p You don’t have to read it of course… maybe if you’re bored you’ll want to?

    So as some of you may remember, my laptop was stolen on Christmas Eve at Fry’s Electronics. The cops went through the security tapes to see who stole it, but the cameras conveniently shut off right where it was probably taken. I started to use my ancient, in-multiple-pieces laptop as a substitute, but it was a real hassle to take to class and extremely slow. Luckily, my youngest brother is now letting me use the brand new laptop he got for Christmas, and so I’ve been updating the site with it for the past week. Thank goodness he’s letting me keep it for now since I wouldn’t be able to make all those large news stories or do any homework in a reasonable amount of time.

    My aunt, who is blind, broke her hearing aids last week so I went to her house today to help her with the new ones. While I was there, I knew Pokemon Sunday would be revealing the mysterious question mark from last week, so I walked around the neighborhood looking for a free Wi-Fi signal to update the site. I found one at the local high school, and though I knew PokeSun was probably just revealing Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light (which is what it turned out to be… they showed the main characters and Ukulele Pichu), I still wanted to make sure there weren’t any surprises. So I sat on the street corner for a half-hour, waiting for news to come. My brother repeatedly ran down the street to get the laptop from me (“someone’s going to steal my laptop!”), but I kept pushing him away and telling him nothing’s going to happen. He kept grabbing it from me and we fought for a few minutes (he was being a brat all day long – even my mom was mad at him – honest! :p), but I eventually figured out how to hold it down without breaking it. He finally gave up and walked back to my aunt’s house.

    Less than three minutes after he was out of sight, an adult pulled up next to me on his bike and asked if I was able to get an Internet signal. I told him yes, thinking he was looking for a signal too (he must want to update his site too, naive me thought :p). While still on his bike, he leaned down toward me and asked if he could use the laptop, reaching for it simultaneously. That’s when I knew something was up, so I pretended like I didn’t see him do it and remained calm, telling him I was busy with something and could not accommodate him. Since I was calm and staring at the screen, he figured I hadn’t seen him, so he told me he wanted to show me something funny on the Internet in a second attempt to get me to hand it over. “It really is funny, you should see it!” Again, I said I’m busy and not interested, but he continued to hunch his body toward it.

    He took the plunge and grabbed the laptop with both hands! Still remaining calm, I asked in an annoyed but polite voice, as if this was no big deal, “Do you mind?!!” He was actually grabbing it rather violently and pushing me, but I was able to keep it down as I had done so a few minutes earlier with my brother. I kept thinking to myself, “I’m not losing two laptops in one month, dang it!” I still acted like this was no big deal even though I was clearly being mugged. In a flash, his face turned completely furious. His entire demeanor changed. This is when I got a little scared. He turned his head to look around… as if he was about to do something. Just as quickly, he unzipped his jacket and reached for something in one of the pockets. He held his fingers in a way that I thought it might be a knife. Before he could get his fingers in the pocket, I jumped up and screamed at the top of my lungs, “Would you please leave me alone!!” He obviously wasn’t expecting me to yell that loud (I’ve had a lifetime of practice with my brothers), and just like that, he took off like a Zubat out of the Reverse World – so fast that I barely remember him leaving.

    I walked up the street slowly and kept looking over my shoulder to make sure he didn’t see where I was going even though he had gone down another street. I walked in to my aunt’s house and said I was almost mugged, but my brother and dad just laughed, thinking I was kidding since I was acting too calm and because my brother had just warned me that would happen (that little brat – how dare he be right about something!). They realized I wasn’t faking it when I walked straight to the phone and dialed 9-1-1. After a few cops came to the house, we learned that a man on a bike has been robbing people with a knife for the past few weeks, though they wouldn’t tell us if anyone had actually been stabbed (this was on the outskirts of L.A., by the way). If this was a Pokemon episode, my Pidgeotto would find him, Pikachu would shock him, Officer Jenny would arrest him, and we’d find out he is part of the same evil syndicate that stole my laptop a month earlier! But alas, to this moment, they still have not found him. I was also a bad witness and could not remember what he looked like since I was looking at my laptop most of the time and because it happened so fast, so he probably won’t be found. :(

    Lesson #1! If you’re getting mugged, yell loud to draw attention to yourself and the bad guy! Lesson #2: Remain calm! Lesson #3: Don’t act stupid like me and put yourself into a situation like this in the first place! I was an idiot to advertise the laptop on the street. Lesson #4: Probably give them what they want in the first place? In this case, I didn’t have to since the guy was kind of chubby and he put his bike wheel right next to me, so even if he had pulled out a knife or gun, all I had to do was kick him and his bike over… but that’s probably not always the case.

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    Friday - January 15th, 2010 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Bangiras

    The official Pokemon-Card site has revealed twelve cards from the upcoming Revived Legends set, nine of which have never been seen before. As reported a while ago, Hitmonlee, Houndoom, and Tyranitar are in the “Standard Deck Tyranitar (Darkness),” while Pinsir, Steelix, and Scizor are in the “Standard Deck Steelix (Steel).” The three previously-seen LEGEND cards, both Kingdra, and Lanturn are from the main set. Steelix and Tyranitar have Prime forms, but for now the site is only revealing their normal versions. You can click the thumbnails of the LEGEND cards below for larger images.

    The Revived Legends page has been completely updated with all of the new translations, images, and information, so be sure to check it out to learn everything we know about this set! It’s also in the right menu under “Japanese Sets” for future accessing.

    Kingdra from Revived Legends Kingdra (Prime) from Revived Legends Lanturn (Prime) from Revived Legends Entei & Raikou LEGEND from Revived Legends Suicune & Entei LEGEND from Revived Legends Raikou & Suicune LEGEND from Revived LegendsPinsir from Revived Legends Steelix from Revived Legends Scizor (Prime) from Revived LegendsHitmonlee from Revived Legends Houndoom (Prime) from Revived Legends Tyranitar from Revived Legends

    Kingdra – Water – HP130
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Seadra

    [W] Water Arrow: Does 30 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance when damaging the Bench).
    [W][C][C] Current Pump: 50 damage. You may do an additional 30 damage. If you do, return 1 Energy attached to this Pokemon to your hand.

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


    Kingdra (Prime) – Water – HP130
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Seadra

    Poke-Power: Cast Up Steam
    You can use this power once during your turn. Place 1 damage counter on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. This power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [W] Dragon Steam: 60 damage. If your opponent has any Fire-type Pokemon in play, this attack’s base damage is 20 instead of 60.

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


    Lanturn (Prime) – Lightning – HP110
    Stage 1 – Evolves from Chinchou

    Poke-Power: Dive
    You can use this power once during your turn. This Pokemon is a Water-type until the end of this turn. This power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [L][C][C] Powerful Spark: Does 40 damage plus an additional 10 damage times the total number of Energy attached to all of your Pokemon.

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


    Entei & Raikou LEGEND – Fire/Lightning – HP140
    Legendary Pokemon
    When this Pokemon is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

    [R][C] Detonation Swirl: 90 damage. Discard 1 Fire Energy attached to this Pokemon.
    [L][C] Thunder Fall: Discard all Energy attached to this Pokemon, then do 80 damage to every Pokemon in play (yours and your opponent’s) that has any Poke-Powers. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness or Resistance.

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


    Suicune & Entei LEGEND – Fire/Water – HP160
    Legendary Pokemon
    When this Pokemon is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

    [W][W][C] Torrent Blade: Return 2 Water Energy attached to this Pokemon to your hand, then do 100 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance when damaging the Bench.)
    [R][C][C] Bursting Inferno: 80 damage. The Defending Pokemon is now Burned.

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


    Raikou & Suicune LEGEND – Lightning/Water – HP160
    Legendary Pokemon
    When this Pokemon is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

    [L][L][C] Thunder Spear: 150 damage. This Pokemon also does 50 damage to itself. Don’t apply Weakness when damaging this Pokemon.
    [W][C][C] Aurora Gain: 50 damage. This Pokemon recovers 50 HP.

    Weakness: Fighting/Lightning (x2)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Pinsir – Grass – HP70
    Basic Pokemon

    [G] Dashing Horn: 10 damage. Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional 20 damage.
    [G][G][C] Guillotine: 60 damage.

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


    Steelix – Steel – HP120
    Stage 1 – Evolves from Onix

    [M][C][C] Guard Press: 40 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, damage done to this Pokemon by attacks is reduced by 20.
    [M][M][C][C] Steel Swing: Flip 2 coins, this attack does 80 damage times the number of heads.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: Psychic (-20)
    Retreat: 4


    Scizor (Prime) – Steel – HP100
    Stage 1 – Evolves from Scyther

    Poke-Body: Red Armor
    This Pokemon receives no damage from the attacks of your opponent’s Pokemon that have any Special Energy attached to them.

    [M][C] Metal Scissors: Does 30 damage plus an additional 20 damage times the number of Metal Energy attached to this Pokemon.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: Psychic (-20)
    Retreat: 2


    Hitmonlee – Fighting – HP80
    Basic Pokemon

    [F] Kick: 20 damage.
    [F][F][C] Hi Jump Kick: 60 damage.

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


    Houndoom (Prime) – Darkness – HP110
    Stage 1 – Evolves from Houndour

    Poke-Power: Burning Breath
    You can use this power once during your turn. Flip a coin, if heads the opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned. This power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [D][D][C] Dark Snap: 70 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

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


    Tyranitar – Darkness – HP140
    Stage 2 – Evolves from Pupitar

    [C][C][C] Tail Crush: 40 damage. Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional 20 damage.
    [D][D][C][C] Hyper Beam: 80 damage. Discard 1 Energy attached to the Defending Pokemon.

    Weakness: Fighting (x2)
    Resistance: Psychic (-20)
    Retreat: 3

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