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    “The Rise of Darkrai” airs tomorrow at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network, proceeded by a Diamond and Pearl marathon beginning at 7:00 AM. Pokemon takes over the entire channel! Since I will be going to school early (where the channels are in the eastern time zone), I will see the movie as it premieres, and will keep everyone updated regarding any interesting changes made.


    Alice's Grass FluteAlice’s Grass Flute – Alice is the young blond woman featured in the movie, and she has the amazing ability to play songs on a tea leaf (the leaf is also able to produce violin and synthesizer accompaniments :p). The main song she plays is called “Oración,” which means “prayer,” and Alicia, her grandmother, taught it to her as a child. Alicia always told Alice to never forget the tune.

    Alice’s Grass Flute – 1:02
    [Download] (1.52 MBs)

    Background / Minor Spoilers: Gaudy, the architect who built the Space-Time Tower and who designed the gardens of Alamos Town, heard Alicia (the grandmother) play the song as a child and noticed the tune could both calm and heal Pokemon. When building the Space-Time Tower, he continuously experienced nightmares that were trying to warn him of a cataclysmic event that would occur in the future. Not only did the nightmares warn him of it, but they were trying to tell him of what to do to prevent it. To protect the future of Alamos Town, Gaudy left behind something to calm a great wrath.

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    I think I have set a personal record for the longest time awake – it’s been almost 42 hours. I feel so proud of myself, and now I can show off to everyone about it (even though it’s really because I had two big essays due). College is so much fun at times. :D After this update, I’m going straight to bed.


    “That Boy, Ash” and “Enter Darkai!” – Two pieces of music are available for download today, since both are a bit short. The first one, “That Boy, Ash,” plays in the introduction of the movie during the “World of Pokemon” sequence. “Enter Darkrai” plays when… Darkrai enters the story.

    Enter DarkraiThat Boy, AshThat Boy, Ash – 0:42
    [Download] (1.01 MBs)

    Enter Darkrai! – 1:33
    [Download] (2.54 MBs)


    Obtain Electivire in PBR – The codes you can enter in Pokemon Battle Revolution for Magmortar and Electivire expire after a while, so the codes we knew about a few months ago will no longer work. However, a new Electivire code has been released. Once you beat Pokemon Battle Revolution, you can enter in the code tko3-9jwp-34kl to download Electivire to your game! Follow the instructions below if you do not know how to do it. The Electivire you receive has random stats, but everything else is the same, as shown below as well.

    1. Load your Pokemon Battle Revolution account, and customize your Battle Pass’ “Self-Introduction.” To do this, go to “Menu -> Profile -> Profile -> Self-Introduction.”
    2. Enter the code: tko3-9jwp-34kl (enter the code with subtraction signs / dashes, which are located in the “characters” section with the math symbols). You must type the code in lowercase.
    3. Exit out of the customization, and go to the Shop. You will see the “Shocking Gift” as an item at the bottom of the list. Buy it (it’s free).
    4. The Wii will now send out Electivire’s signal (after telling you to turn on your DS).
    5. Turn on your Diamond or Pearl, accept the Mystery Gift, go to the Mart, talk to the man in green, and receive Electivire! Be sure to have an open slot!
    5. You will only have three minutes to download Electivire.


    Electivire (Level 50)
    Nature: Adamant
    Trainer ID: 06257
    OT: PKTOPIA
    From the Lovely Place and apparently met in a fateful encounter.

    ~Ice Punch
    ~Thunderpunch
    ~Cross Chop
    ~Earthquake

    Holding a Magnet, inside a normal Poke Ball, always male.

    *places a Lunar Wing beside his bed*

    ZzzzzzZzzzzzzzZz…

    POP 7 noicaro/ – tcg info, but with a darkrai movie twist url

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    POP 7 scans and info tomorrow? Early next week? We’ll see!


    Diamond and Pearl Tin Update – The official Go-Pokemon website has revealed that the Dialga, Palkia, and Darkrai LV.X tins that we have known about for a while will be available on February 27th. Each tin will come with four Diamond and Pearl series booster packs and one of the three LV.X cards.

    Spring DP Tins 2008 Darkrai Dialga Palkia


    Darkrai vs. LickilickyDarkrai vs. Lickilicky! – Today’s “The Rise of Darkrai” music is titled “Darkrai vs. Lickilicky.” It plays near the middle of the movie when the main events begin to unfold and Darkrai is accused of being the cause of the chaotic phenomena occurring in Alamos Town. The song is awesome, and features the familiar Diamond and Pearl Gym Leader music that everyone loves!

    Darkrai vs. Lickilicky! – 2:15
    [Download] (3.46 MBs)

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    The Sea Temple (Samaya / Akusha) appeared tonight for an hour! I doubt anyone will understand this reference…


    10th Movie DVD Release Date – And the day after I ask for the DVD date, we get it. :p

    “The Rise of Darkrai” will be available in stores on May 27th for $19.98, about three months after it debuts on television (it plays this Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Cartoon Network). The DVD will be released by Viz, the company who has published the movies since “Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.”

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    Popular links this week: [“DP5: Temple of Anger, Cry from the Mysterious” Translations, Info, Card Images] – [Great Encounters scans and set list] – Redshark download page – [Entry Pack 2008 DX Translations].


    To the Original WorldTo the Original World – The second song available for download this week is titled “To the Original World.” It plays toward the end of the movie.

    To the Original World – 1:20
    [Download] (2.25 MBs)

    Spoilers: The song plays after Ash literally (yes, literally!) calls Palkia an idiot – the same Palkia that helped destroy the entire town and the same growling Palkia that is floating right above him – and I am sure the line will be changed in the dub because of its bluntness. After hearing Ash insult it and Dawn plead with it to restore the city, Palkia covers the entire city in its “pinkness,” packs it up into a swirly flow of energy, and literally fits the city right back in to where it was ripped from in the normal dimension (instead of tearing Ash’s head off, but I suppose Palkia realizes that it pulled these innocent humans into a serious fight without thinking of its actions, or something like that, and that it must restore what it destroyed). What, you thought the city would stay destroyed in the Unown dimension and all its inhabitants gone forever? Everything that was absorbed by the “purpleness” when Dialga and Palkia were fighting is restored, and the movie draws to a close. The actual song you hear here is abridged when it plays in the movie, so there is one small “verse” that you do not hear in the particular scene.

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    In Celebration of the 10th Movie… – I will be posting a few tracks from the soundtrack of Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai until it plays on Cartoon Network, like I did with the past few movies until they were released on DVD! This way, you can get excited about the movie and hear some of the music beforehand! I think I already posted some of the film’s tracks back in July when I reviewed its score, but I do not remember which I posted. Most of the film’s tracks were written by Shinji Miyazaki, the main composer for the television show’s background music and for the movies’ music.

    To the Space-Time TowerMinor plot spoilers: The song available for download today is To the Space-Time Tower. It plays when Alice is attempting to locate the Oración record and on the way to placing it in to the Space-Time Tower (hopefully “Oración” will keep the same name in the dub). The song first features the Oración tune, then moves on to a “hopeful” mood as Ash and crew attempt to fly up to the top of the tower in Alice’s hot-air balloon to play the record. In the process, the city is being evacuated because of Dialga and Palkia fighting (Dialga uses Roar of Time and Draco Meteor, while Palkia uses some sort of pink-ball attack that is probably a variation of Spacial Rend). The song ends upon Alice jumping off her hot-air balloon because of the heavy damage it received from Dialga’s Draco Meteor, since it would have crashed and killed her otherwise (Team Rocket’s balloon has crashed many times before and they have survived, but I guess Alice is just weaker). Darkrai is also featured in the time span of the song, defending the balloon from Dialga’s Roar of Time (similar to Lugia defending Ash and crew as they traveled to Ice Island to retrieve the last glass ball).

    To the Space-Time Tower – 4:10
    [Download] (6.80 MBs)

    The Rise of Darkrai (Japanese: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai) will play this Sunday on Cartoon Network from 7:00 to 9:00 PM only ONCE. The release date for the DVD has yet to be announced (HEY! PUSA! Hurry up and tell us so some of the little kiddies can save up their money to buy it when it comes out!).

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    Base Set in Stores… 10 Years Later – The weirdest thing happened today – I went to Target and there were Base Set booster packs and theme decks for sale! I thought I was seeing things at first, but they definitely had a couple of each (mainly just the Base Set Starter Decks, featuring a 1st edition Machamp card)! We went to another Target because I was so excited and they also had some of the product. Run to your Targets and grab them if you want, because there is an extremely limited supply (like 1-2 theme decks and packs)! The product was probably sitting in a Target warehouse for a long time, which is odd considering that when Pokemon was in its fad stage, it was hard to come across booster packs sometimes. The booster packs and theme decks must had been lost in a warehouse and were just recently found, which happened a few years ago when Wizards of the Coast stores found some Base Set product in the corner of one of their warehouses and distributed it among their stores to sell. Everything is still the original price ($9.99 for theme decks, $3.29 for booster packs).


    Redshark Installation – Some people have reported that upon installing Redshark, no [Great Encounters] cards were included in the program. The problem has to do with the installation not overwriting the card data in previously installed Redshark versions, and an [updated installer] is now available that will hopefully fix the problem for the users experiencing this problem. If you still cannot get the new cards to show in the program, please post in this forum thread so we can help you with the problem.

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    POP 7 Released Next League Season – Not that anyone doubted it, but POP 7 is set for release during the next Pokemon League season. The next season (season 5) features Hearthome City and spans from March 8th to April 12th. Players will be able to earn holo Psychic energy, as Fantina, the Gym Leader of Hearthome City, uses Ghost-type Pokemon in Diamond and Pearl.

    We should have POP 7 scans and information either late next week or early the week after, so be sure to keep checking back here!

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    Dang… we have had an update every other day to every day (mostly the latter). When is this surge of news going to stop? PokeBeach sure has featured a lot of exclusive news lately, with us posting most of the news first! I hope this trend continues, even if I have to sacrifice some school time in the process. :p More people should know about this site and all of the news we post, so spread the word to your friends! They don’t have to like the TCG to come here… we cover all aspects of Pokemon in the news.

    If you did not come here yesterday, be sure to read the previous news story regarding [DP5: Temple of Anger, Cry from the Mysterious].


    Giratina’s Origin Form and New Battonage Info Revealed! – Scans of the March issue of Coro Coro have revealed Giratina’s “origin” form and additional information regarding both Giratina in movie 11 and Pokemon Ranger Battonage! Click the thumbnails below for larger images, and read the paragraphs below them for explanations of each page.

    Shaymin in CoroCoro MagazineGiratina Origin FormGiratina and the Bouquet from the Icy Sky: ShayminPokemon Battonage

    The first page just shows off Shaymin and its Seed Flare attack, like with the Famitsu magazine scan.

    On the second page with Giratina’s origin form, the guy on the right is asked, “Can Giratina fly?!” and he says, “I’ve seen it… that guy flies around freely!” They ask the guy on the left, “It doesn’t exist in DP?! [Giratina’s origin form]” and he says, “The origin form isn’t in the game. I wonder why!?” Could Giratina be like Deoxys in that it has additional forms in future games? Could this foreshadow Giratina as the possible mascot of the Diamond and Pearl remake game? Who knows? Giratina’s new form looks very snake-like / spinal cord-y.

    The third page shows anime art for Magnezone and Shaymin, and confirms the story we posted yesterday about Ash’s Turtwig and Chimchar remaining unevolved.

    The fourth page on Pokemon Ranger Battonage confirms the rumors that were floating around yesterday on being able to send over a Riolu (as a Pokemon, not an egg) and a Manaphy egg to Diamond or Pearl. Riolu will know Aura Sphere, even though it cannot learn it normally until it evolves into Lucario. To get the Manaphy egg, the mission to obtain it will be almost completely identical to the mission players had to complete in the first Pokemon Ranger game. An even bigger surprise in Pokemon Ranger Battonage is that you can go on special missions where you capture Pokemon, and you can then send them to Diamond and Pearl! The details on this are vague in Coro Coro, but more facts should be revealed soon!

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    EDIT: Corrected some information about DP5.


    Lots of DP5 Translations and Images – We now have almost twenty translations and images for [DP5: Temple of Anger, Cry from the Mysterious] (all on one convenient page that took over four hours to create!). Click the aforementioned link for a full-blown DP5 page with translations, images, set lists, theme deck lists, and set wallpaper. There is a “Quick Links” section on the top that will help you jump down to certain sections on the page.

    The eight LV.X’s in the set include Mewtwo, Gliscor, Magnezone, Rhyperior, Porygon-Z, Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit. We have translations and images for four of the cards.

    Even though we were promised by the official Japanese Pokemon card website that all known Pokemon would be in card form by DP5 (the last Diamond and Pearl set), Kadabra was last a card in [Skyridge]. It seems the Uri Geller curse will remain in place.

    To discuss the set, check out this forum thread.

    If you are to post any of our translations on other forums for discussion purposes, please provide a link back to the above page. Thanks go to Bangiras for the card translations and PMJ for translating the set and theme deck lists!


    New 11th Pokemon Movie Details – Text and information from the March issue of Coro Coro has found their way to the internet (still no scans), and new details regarding Giratina and the Bouquet from the Icy Sky, Shaymin have been revealed.

    Giratina and the Bouquet from the Icy Sky, ShayminAs posted above, the magazine confirmed Shaymin’s role in the movie through the final title. It also stated that Giratina will feature two forms in the movie – its normal form, as seen in the Diamond and Pearl games (and to the right), and an “origin” form, which it becomes when traveling between different dimensions (we do not know anything about this form). Since the movie will involve Ash and Dawn being pulled into a different dimension, we will undoubtedly see Giratina’s “origin” form for quite some time. No new details were revealed about Regigigas, which will be featured in the movie as well.

    A picture of Ash’s Turtwig and Chimchar were shown in the magazine, still showing them as unevolved. This may not hold true when the movie is released, but it is a good indication they will stay in their basic forms at least up until July when the movie is released.

    Brock has still yet to be seen in regards to the movie, which was not the case for the 10th movie’s pre-promotional material, or for previous movies in which he was part of the main cast. In the teaser trailer, he was noticeably absent, and in the magazine, he is not mentioned (at least from the text released on the internet). Could this mean he will not be part of the main cast when this movie is released? It’s still too early to say, as with Ash’s Turtwig and Chimchar, but there is a good indication…

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    Redshark TCG ProgramRedshark 2.0 – The [Great Encounters] version of Redshark is now available! You can download it by [clicking here]! One of the newest upgrades to the program is the ability to create custom cards, like with Apprentice. More updates and upgrades will occur in the future as well! For version 2.0’s release notes, check out [Redshark’s release history].

    For those of you who do not know what it is, Redshark is an unofficial and fan-made program only available on PokeBeach that allows people to practice the Pokemon TCG on the computer and play against others over the internet. With Redshark, you can practice building and play-testing decks in case you do not have the necessary cards yet and you can play against friends over the internet when you cannot meet.


    Official Shaymin Art in Famitsu Magazine – Shaymin’s official [Ken Sugimori art] has been revealed in an internet scan of the March issue of Famitsu magazine, and you can see it here first! Click the thumbnail below for a larger image. If anything noteworthy is found in the scan, translations will be posted later in the morning. Coro Coro scans should also be released later in the week.

    Shaymin Ken Sugimori art

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    Expect “DP5: Temple of Anger, Cry from the Mysterious” news later this week!


    Kid Attempts Robbery of Pokemon Cards at Gun Point – With an Airsoft gun, that is. The full details are in the article below, which comes from the Associated Press:

    Police: Boy robbed classmate of Pokemon cards in foam gun holdup

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Map, News) – A 10-year-old boy was sent to juvenile hall after holding a foam pellet gun to a classmate’s head and robbing him of his Pokemon trading cards.

    No one was injured in Thursday’s incident.

    Redwood City police say the fourth-grader brought an Airsoft gun to Roosevelt Elementary School and held it to a 6-year-old’s forehead, demanding that the younger child give up the trading cards.

    The fourth-grader has been suspended, school officials are considering whether to expel him.

    Source: The Associated Press via The Examiner

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    DP5 Visual Book – Like with the “DP2: Mystery of the Lakes” and “DP3: Shining Darkness” card picture book (packaged with a Garchomp Lv.X card) and the “DP4: Moon Hunting / Night Dashing” book (packaged with a Porygon-Z Lv.X card), a new visual book will be released for “[DP5: Temple of Anger, Cry from the Mysterious].” Which Lv.X will it feature? Heatran Lv.X!

    The DP5 visual book will be released on March 14th in Japan and will cost 750 yen (around $7.00, meaning Heatran Lv.X is worth, at most, that amount). As of now, both Lv.X’s featured in the two released visual books have not come out in America (yet…), so we probably will not get Heatran Lv.X for quite some time. We should have a picture of Heatran Lv.X in the next few weeks, so keep checking back!

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    There isn’t much news today, but here are some reminders…

    Shaymin in Pokemon Battle RevolutionThe March issue of Coro Coro comes out this Friday, February 15th, and it will probably reveal Shaymin and the final title of the 11th Pokemon movie (most likely “Giratina and the Bouquet from the Icy Sky, Shaymin,” or something like that). Since myself and Bangiras are usually awake late at night when scans of Coro Coro are released on the internet, we’ll probably have news and translations of all of the information first.

    Following the usual pattern of POP sets being released every six months, POP 7 should be coming out next month (March). Again, we should have early information and scans for this as well (we didn’t have early information for POP 6, but we will for POP 7).

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    Deoxys in Super Smash Bros. BrawlAll Poke Ball Item Pokemon in SSBB – Data miners have revealed the full list of Pokemon that will be available as Poke Ball item Pokemon in Brawl: Bellossom, Bonsly, Celebi, Chikorita, Deoxys, Electrode, Entei, Gardevoir, Goldeen, Groudon, Gulpin, Ho-Oh, Jirachi, Kyogre, Latias and Latios, Lugia, Manaphy, Meowth, Metagross, Mew, Munchlax, Piplup, Snorlax, Staryu, Suicune, Togepi, Torchic, Weavile, and Wobbuffet.

    Bellossom puts you to sleep with Sleep Powder, Bonsly can be used like a rock to throw at someone, Celebi appears and may drop a CD, Chikorita uses Razor Leaf on your opponents, Deoxys goes up into the air and fires a Hyper Beam down on the stage, Electrode uses Explosion, Entei uses Fire Spin, Gardevoir helps to protect its user from projectiles, Goldeen flops around and does nothing, Groudon burns your opponents with its heat, Gulpin uses Swallow to trap players and then spit them out, Ho-Oh uses Sacred Fire, Jirachi appears and may drop a CD, Kyogre uses Spout, Latias and Latios zig-zag across the battlefield to cause massive damage, Lugia uses Aeroblast, Manaphy switches two opponent’s bodies with Heart Swap, Meowth uses Pay Day to cause massive damage, Metagross uses Earthquake like Venusaur from Melee, Mew appears and may drop a CD, Munchlax walks around and eats items, Piplup uses Surf to slide people around and push them off the stage, Snorlax jumps up and uses Body Slam on a portion of the field, Staryu follows an opponent and uses Swift, Suicune uses Ice Beam, Togepi uses Metronome, Torchic engulfs nearby players with flames, Weavile runs around the stage using Quick Attack to slash players, and Wobbuffet uses Counter to knock away characters.

    Since the demos of the game occurred, a couple of Pokemon and Assist Trophies have been removed from the final version. You may recall that Darkrai, Shaymin, and Cherrim were confirmed as Poke Ball item Pokemon a few weeks ago. However, this is no longer the case. What could be the reasons for their removal? Perhaps it was too much data for Wi-Fi play, and lead to slower battles?

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