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    Deoxys (Attack) in Smash Bros. Brawl – The official Super Smash Bros. Brawl website has revealed that Deoxys (Attack) will be a Pokemon that is unleashed from a PokeBall in the game. When it is released, it hovers into the air, turns around, and fires a Hyper Beam down on to the field, causing massive damage to characters in the attack’s way. So far, the only Pokemon that we know are available from PokeBalls in the game are Groudon, Chikorita, Goldeen, and, of course, Deoxys (Attack). Super Smash Brothers Brawl will be sold in America on December 3rd (for the Nintendo Wii, obviously). Click the thumbnails of Deoxys below for larger images.

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    Yesterday was the site’s 4th birthday (technically)! Even though I have been working on PokeBeach since 1999-2000ish, it opened to the public at a much later date in 2003, since I was learning all about HTML for several years and the site was never ready to be seen by anyone for a long period of time. Hopefully, Pokemon will last for many more years to come so that PokeBeach can last many more years to come as well! :D It has been a [long journey] (read the first news post on that page [at the bottom of the page], and you will see how I stuck to everything I said!).


    Darkrai Player Club Promo – On June 25th, we posted six Japanese Player Club promo scans – Piplup, Turtwig, Chimchar, Manaphy, Dialga, and Palkia. Player Club promos are cards Japanese players win when they accumulate a certain amount of points from participating in TCG matches and winning games, and only the most dedicated players are able to win the high-ranking cards. Recently, the 10,000 point player club promo, Darkrai, was revealed, and you can view both its translation (thanks to Bangiras) and scan below. This card, as well as the ones posted previously, may come to America one day, especially since Espeon *, Umbreon *, Vaporeon *, Jolteon *, and Flareon *, who were featured in EX Power Keepers and POP 5, were released in American sets and were once Player Club promos in Japan.

    Darkrai Player Club Promo 10,000 points

    Darkrai Lv.48 – 80 HP [D]
    Shadow of Darkness – You can use this Power once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand onto your Bench. One of your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

    [D] Dark Dozing: At the end of your opponent’s next turn, the Defending Pokemon is Asleep.
    [D][D][C] Dark Resolve: 40 damage. If the Defending Pokemon is Asleep, remove 4 damage counters from Darkrai.

    Weakness: Fighting +20
    Resistance: Psychic -20
    Retreat Cost: [C][C]


    Diamond and Pearl Fall 2007 Tins – For around $16.00, you will be able to buy one of three new tins featuring Infernape, Empoleon, or Torterra at your local Target store (or wherever you go to buy cards). The tins will each come with two Diamond and Pearl booster packs and two Mysterious Treasures booster packs, along with one holographic card of one of the Pokemon mentioned above (which are reprinted cards from the Diamond and Pearl set). The three tins will each be available in stores starting in September, after the release of Mysterious Treasures. Click the thumbnail below for a larger image.

    Diamond and Pearl TCG Tins 2007

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    Gamestop PBR Tournament Rules – I called eight Gamestops in my area to find out the rules for the Pokemon Battle Revolution tournaments next Saturday, and I had mixed results. One Gamestop (and multiple people on the internet, who have also called their Gamestops) confirmed that it would be double battles, 2-on-2, level 50, with no Pokemon above #490 allowed (Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus). It apparently will also depend on the store if they want to have double battles or single battles, and if they want to ban any additional Pokemon (such as legendaries). Three other Gamestops I called stated that participants would not be allowed to use their Diamond or Pearl, even though their website states for you to bring your game, and that people would be using rental Pokemon from the game instead, including additional rentals Nintendo had sent in. Two other Gamestops had canceled the tournament, even though they were still listed on the website, and the rest did not even know the rules yet because they had not read the paperwork (but they would know by Friday, since, you know, that’s helpful to people who want to train Pokemon over the next week). Next time Nintendo wants to sponsor an event, or Gamestop wants to hold one, they should make it publicly available what the rules are so that people can devise their strategies and teams in advance. :)

    Even though three Gamestops I called said that rental Pokemon would be used by all participants, the common story on the internet by people who have called across the nation is that you will use 4 Pokemon, and that the store gets to choose if it is double or single battles (as well as who and what they want to ban). Since the levels are set to 50, it is suggested that you train a Pokemon to be level 50 or higher, since Battle Revolution can automatically raise or lower your Pokemon to level 50 (if you are below, you lose out on some EVs, though, which influence your stats when PBR raises your level). The best advice is to call your local Gamestops and find out what they are doing, along with IF they are doing the tournament.

    As for people who have used Action Replay or Gameshark, or people who might be mistaken for having used one, Nintendo sent all Gamestop stores specific instructions on how to detect if someone has cheated. The employees have been told to check your bag and boxes for cheated items and Pokemon, specifically if you have too much of a single item (such as more than 3 Master Balls, 999 Max Repel, etc.), or many shiny Pokemon. If you have Darkrai, Shaymin, or Arceus in your PokeDex (but do not use them), they are instructed to “closely” watch your matches. If you have any of the three Pokemon at all, you are disqualified. Of course, there are ways to legally meet some of the conditions above that Nintendo and Gamestop consider to be “cheating,” so be sure to explain yourself and stand firm if you did something legally, but they are accusing you of cheating. With the PokeRadar able to allow trainers to catch so many shiny Pokemon in the wild legally, and Nintendo of America probably not aware of this recent discovery, Gamestop may accuse you of having altered your game if you have several shinies. DocRobot, our forum mod, spent one full day using the PokeRadar, and was able to catch over 10 shiny Ralts, and there are similar videos on YouTube of people doing the exact same feat. If you are one of these people, be sure to explain.

    If your actual Pokemon are altered, in terms of their stats, the attacks they have, etc., you will be disqualified on the spot. Of course, if you have never cheated on Diamond and Pearl, you probably should have nothing to worry about. ;)

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    In case anyone wonders what the status of the new layout is – it is done. However, the new site content is what is taking the longest amount of time! Still not sure when everything will be ready…


    Regigigas in 11th Pokemon Movie – Next month’s issue of CoroCoro features a screenshot of the first 11th Pokemon movie preview, which will air at the end of the 10th Pokemon movie (a preview of the next film always airs after Pokemon movies in Japan – last year, it showed Dialga and Palkia). In the preview, Regigigas’s hand is seen emerging from the ground, apparently destroying the field around it. Around the dirt, there are flowers, which you can see at the bottom of the screenshot. The only unrevealed Pokemon at this point are Shaymin and Arceus, and Shaymin is the next Pokemon after Darkrai (who is the star of the 10th movie). Shaymin, as most of us know, is a flower-chia pet-type thing. Could this movie feature Shaymin as well? That’s just my opinion from the limited screenshot we have, but we’ll see…

    Regigigas in the 11th Pokemon movie [Regigigas


    DarkraiNew “Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai” Trailers – The official Japanese Pokemon movie site has been updated with several new trailers for the 10th Pokemon movie, which features Darkrai. You can view all of the new trailers on this page. The new ones are orange-colored, and the first link in each box is the large version of the trailer, while the second link is the smaller trailer (for people on 56K).


    Redshark “Not Loading” Temp. Fix – For those of you having problems with loading Redshark, there may be a temporary work-around solution for you! Read our updated Redshark [FAQ page] for more information!

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    Just got back from the Harry Potter midnight show. It was AWESOME! Professor Umbridge reminds me of my evil 3rd grade teacher who was fired, and subsequently arrested, for doing things that were not atypical to Umbridge’s mentality of punishment. Unlike the movie, however, myself and other students used to SPEAK UP when the teacher was doing not-so-legal things as punishment (like pulling out her wooden spoon and smacking students with it). During the entire movie, I kept saying, “Why does NO ONE say anything, or at least kick her?” Hagrid, or Hagrid’s half-brother, could have at least stepped on her. Yeah, I’m random, but the movie was just so awesome – it was the funniest one, too.


    Pokemon “Smile School” – And as long as you are not a student under Professor Umbridge’s reign at Hogwarts, you may take enjoyment in a rumored game just announced called Pokemon “Smile School.” Unfortunately, the only information known about the game at this time is its name, so you probably will not take enjoyment in it until you know what the game actually is. Perhaps the E3 convention, which is taking place over the next few days, will reveal more information related to the game, such as, for starters, what platform it will be on (Wii? DS? Computer?). Hopefully, we will have more information on the game soon! It’s not confirmed as real just yet (and that may turn out to be a good thing).


    Gamestop PBR TournamentsGamestop will be holding Pokemon Battle Revolution tournaments at various locations on July 21st only. Unfortunately, the page on Gamestop’s website that announces the tournaments gives no details to the rules, such as if legendaries are banned (like in Pokemon Battle Revolution’s random Wi-Fi mode), what level the Pokemon should be at, etc. They will probably release the information soon, though. To find out if your Gamestop is holding the tournament, click here. The prizes for winning include t-shirts, a copy of Pokemon Battle Revolution (which is, of course, a great prize if you like revamped games from ten years ago), and Diamond and Pearl bookmarks (for all of those Defense Against the Dark Arts books). I cannot tell a lie… this tournament seems like a great way to show off your Diamond and Pearl teams, and I even want to participate in one! Let’s just hope cheaters don’t ruin the tournaments by bringing in Action Replayed Pokemon, when other people have worked hard to raise their Pokemon…

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    Sorry for not updating recently (actually, I am not, since there has been no news, but whatever). I have been getting ready for college and am currently working on my Diamond and Pearl team (which, ironically, uses no Diamond and Pearl Pokemon). Since many people have been e-mailing me / IMing me lately for a battle, I’ll say this now: I will only accept battles in the PokeBeach Wi-Fi League, as the water Gym Leader. My team is not ready yet, though, so you can challenge me later!


    Last Shining Darkness Scans and Spoilers – We have finished off all of our Shining Darkness scans (except for the energy, but everyone knows what those look like). You can view the scan page for the third Diamond and Pearl set by [clicking here]. The recent scan additions are on the top of the page.

    Bangiras has also spent several hours finishing the Shining Darkness [text spoiler translations], which are in Microsoft Word format (please take notice of the note at the top of the document if you post any of the spoilers on other websites or forums). If the translations do not look updated to you, clear your cache. Thank you, Bangiras, for all of your hard work!


    Minor Redshark UpdateRedshark has been updated to fix a bug concerning fossil trainer cards. You can download version 1.71 of the program by [clicking here]. Currently, there is also a bug that does not allow the program to load at all for certain people, but the cause of the problem has been identified and is being worked on.

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    Good luck to everyone going to Nationals and everyone playing at Nationals! Have a safe flight, and watch out for those Empoleon / Marowak decks when you get there!


    Redshark 1.7 Released – And for all of us staying at home while everyone else is at Nationals, the next official (and not beta) release version of Redshark, featuring Diamond and Pearl, is now available for download on our Redshark page for you to practice the Pokemon TCG (so that you can eventually get to Nationals from practicing!). The Redshark page itself has also been updated with help files, FAQ, and installation instructions, including screenshots to assist you. If you download the program, please try to provide feedback in this forum thread. Thank you!


    Site Status – If you have been living under a Geodude for the past few days, we have both [Shining Darkness (DP3) scans] and [Shining Darkness (DP3) spoilers] available. If you have been gone for a week or longer, we also have a [Diamond and Pearl walkthrough] to both help you with the games and teach you things you probably did not know before. As for the new site layout and site content, we are slowly getting there.

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    EDIT on Wednesday morning: I have added 9 new card scans to our [Shining Darkness scans page] (bringing the total to 111), including the Charizard line, Darkrai Lv.X, Suicune, and other cards. I have been completely sick for the past few days (and I never, ever, ever, everrr get sick), and I woke up extremely late today, so I did not have a chance to prepare the large Redshark update. Since today is the 4th of July and I will not be on the computer until late tonight, I might not be able to post the new Redshark version until tomorrow, so sorry. :p


    There will be a Redshark update tomorrow, and maybe my PBR review. Tomorrow is the 4th of July – don’t be stupid and get too close to any fireworks. You may end up like one little boy who, 10ish years ago, burned his foot when playing with Morning Glories.


    102 Shining Darkness Card Scans + SpoilersShining Darkness, the third Diamond and Pearl set, will be released in Japan this Thursday, and we already have 102 of the card images (there are still many more cards, but we don’t have them all yet)! You can view all of the scans we have on our [Shining Darkness scans page] (make sure to read the instructions on the top of the page).

    Bangiras has also translated most of the cards, which you can view by [clicking here] (in Microsoft Word format). My beloved Base Set Blastoise is back, but with a twist… Many other cards are back as well, reprinted under different names, different attacks, etc. Darkrai Lv.X and Mothim are also awesome. To discuss this set and both its spoilers and scans, feel free to post in this forum thread.

    What is the next Japanese set? Well, if the placement of Team Rocket and EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua is any sort of indicator of the future, it may be Team Galactic related.

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    EDIT: Added new “Shining Darkness” images (from a video on the official Japanese TCG site) and one partial translation of Darkrai Lv.X below. We have also confirmed that Growlithe, Arcanine, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Lickitung, Lickilicky, Shellos, Gastrodon (both the pink and blue forms of both), Burmy, Wormadam, Mothim, Gallade, Phanpy, and Donphan will be in the set.


    Quick, short, and almost negligible update! Hoozah! PMJ’s [Diamond and Pearl walkthrough] seems to be quite popular with visitors of this site, so if you have not checked it out (especially the PokeRadar section about catching shiny Pokemon at a more common rate), you are missing out!


    Shining Darkness Tid-BitsShining Darkness will be released in Japan this Thursday, and we will have scans before then or by then. For now, Vincent has translated a Lugia card from the set. He has also discovered that the set will contain Ho-Oh, Xatu, Banette, Clefairy, and Absol (for any other cards that you want to find out are in the set, translations, or images, skim our news stories).

    Lugia Lv43, [C] HP 90

    [C] Silver Wing 20
    Flip a coin. If heads, return an energy card attached to the Defending Pokemon back to your opponent’s hand.
    [PCC] 100
    If there are any Energy cards attached to the Defending Pokemon, this attack does 40 damage instead.

    Weakness [P] +20
    Resistance [F] -20
    Retreat: [C][C]


    Darkrai Lv.X HP 100

    Poke-Body: Dark Shadow – For each basic Darkness energy attached to your Darkness-type Pokemon, attacks do 10 more damage to the Defending Pokemon.

    [D][C][C] Eternal Darkness – 40 damage (the attack is too blurry to make out).


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    Sometime soon I will be posting a review for Pokemon Battle Revolution, and I think it is going to have some glaring negative opinions about the game in it.

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    We bought Battle Revolution today at Best Buy for $50 (they had it much earlier than their ads said – if you want the game, call stores to see who has it), only to find out later Circuit City has it for $40. -_-


    Diamond and Pearl Walkthrough – Our forum supermod, Pimpwalkin’ Mateo Johnson, has spent the past two or so months writing a Diamond and Pearl walkthrough / guide, and he just finished it last night. The guide details almost everything there is to Diamond and Pearl, and is so large that it would take me forever to split it up into pages, which is why I am posting it as-is in text format. You can view it by [clicking here]. It’s a great resource for anyone with the games (especially for people like me who have not beaten the game yet)! CTRL+F is your friend for anything you want to read about in the guide!


    Player Club Translations – The Player Club promos we posted yesterday have now been translated by Nanimonoka:

    Turtwig L.9 – Grass – HP60
    Basic

    Persim Berry: If Tutwig becomes Confused, the Confusion is healed at the end of the turn.

    [G][C] Bite: 30 damage.

    Weakness: Fire (+10)
    Resistance: Water (-20)
    Retreat: 2


    Chimchar L.7 – Fire – HP50
    Basic

    Cherri Berry: If Chimchar becomes Paralyzed, the Paralysis is healed at the end of each turn.

    [C] Fury Swipes: Flip 3 coins. This attack does 10 damage x the number of heads.

    Weakness: Water (+10)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Piplup L.8 – Water – HP60
    Basic

    Pecha Berry: If Piplup becomes Poisoned, the Poison is healed at the end of each turn.

    [W] Splatter: Choose 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. This attack does 10 damage to that Pokemon. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness or Resistance.

    Weakness: Lightning (+10)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Manaphy L.32 – Water – HP70
    Basic

    Poke-Body: Aqua Skin
    When you attach a [W] Energy card from your hand to Manaphy, remove all Special Conditions and 2 damage counters from Manaphy.

    [C] Seek Out: Flip a coin. If heads, you may search your deck for any 1 card and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
    [W][W] Fountain: 30 damage. You may choose up to 2 [W] energy cards from your hand, and attach them to any of your pokemon in any way you like.

    Weakness: Lightning (+20)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1


    Dialga L.63 – Steel – HP100
    Basic

    Adamant Orb: If the Defending Pokemon has [M] Weakness, Dialga’s attacks do 20 more damage.

    [M] Time Shift: Draw cards until you have 6 cards in your hand.
    [M][M][C][C] Diamond Blast: 60 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does an additional 20 damage.

    Weakness: Fire (+20)
    Resistance: Psychic (-20)
    Retreat: 3


    Palkia L.62 – Water – HP100
    Basic

    Lustrous Orb: If the Defending Pokemon has [W] Weakness, this Pokemon’s attack does 20 more damage.

    [W] Zone Shift: Switch the Defending Pokemon with 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon (your opponent chooses the Benched Pokemon to switch).
    [W][W][C][C] Pearl Blast: 60 damage. You may return an Energy card attached to Palkia to your hand. If you do, choose an Energy card attached to the Defending Pokemon and return it to your opponent’s hand.

    Weakness: Lightning (+20)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 3

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    EDIT: Added many Mysterious Treasures card images and packaging images, including its set logo (second news story).


    New Player Club Promos – In Japan, when you earn a certain amount of points from playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game, you receive special cards for your efforts. For playing one game, you receive 100 points, for winning a game, you receive 100 additional points, and for playing in an event, you are awarded 500 points. Recently, six new cards were released to players – Dialga, Palkia, Manaphy, Piplup, Chimchar, and Turtwig, with the starters worth 2,000 points, Manaphy worth 3,000 points, Dialga worth 5,000 points, and Palkia worth 7,000 points. These are the same cards from which Umbreon * and Espeon * from POP 5 are from (which is the “Player Club”), and, therefore, we may see these cards in English one day. Next month, the 10,000 point promo card will be revealed to Japanese players, and when it is, we will post it here (my guess is that it will be Darkrai, especially since the 10th movie comes out next month and it’s featured in the film). Thanks go to Mon-san and Nanimonoka for the scans and news! Click the thumbnails below for larger pictures. We will have translations of the cards later.

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    Mysterious TreasuresMysterious Treasures Images, Press ReleaseMysterious Treasures, the second Diamond and Pearl set (called Mystery of the Lakes in Japan), now has an American press release, which you can read below. You can also view card and packaging images below. To scroll through the images, click one, and hover over the right or left. You will see “Next” or “Previous,” which you can click to go through the images like a slideshow.

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    POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME EXPANSION MYSTERIOUS TREASURES UNLEASHES NEW POWERS

    Expansion Adds More Diamond and Pearl Pokémon to Seek, Find, and Catch!

    BELLEVUE, Wash.-June 25th, 2007-Pokémon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in the trading card game industry, today announced the latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Pokémon TCG: Diamond & Pearl-Mysterious Treasures, to be released on August 22nd. The expansion features over 120 cards, including 25 new Pokémon for players to collect for the very first time.

    In Mysterious Treasures, players will discover more amazing Pokémon for the very first time. New Fossils that evolve into powerful Pokémon… Legendary Psychic Pokémon that are even more powerful when played together… Pokémon with Berries that give them extra protection… and additional Pokémon LV.X all come together to make Mysterious Treasures worth seeking!

    The Pokémon TCG: Mysterious Treasures expansion will be available in two 60-card theme decks – Armor Fortress and Skull Charge – and in booster packs. Theme decks and booster packs go on sale in stores on August 22nd, priced at $11.99 for the theme decks and $3.79 for the booster packs. Each booster pack features 10 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.go-pokemon.com.


    Battle Revolution Not Out? – Target and Best Buy, as well as other retail giants, do not seem to have Pokemon Battle Revolution today, even though today is the official release date for the game. According to weekly store ads (in the LA Times :p) and employees at the stores, EBGames should have it tomorrow, Target and Toys R Us will be selling the game on Wednesday, and Best Buy will sell it on Thursday. However, it is best to call individual stores before going, since there is a likely chance they may have the games earlier and may be selling them before their ads say (since that is sometimes the case with other items stores sell, like booster packs of new sets, in the case of Target). So, where do you buy Pokemon Battle Revolution today? I have only heard people stating they cannot find the game (in my own case, too), and have heard of no one actually finding it. It seems the “release date” was more of a “shipment” date.


    Pokemon Heroes Airing – Pokemon Heroes, the fifth Pokemon movie, featuring “Latio” (as Cartoon Network spells it) and Latias, will be airing on Cartoon Network today at 12:30 PM. Many fans consider this movie to be in the top three of best Pokemon films.

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    EDIT: Pokemon is #1 in almost all fields it is involved in. Read the story on Yahoo Business. The Trading Card Game is up 400% and is the #1 TCG in America, Diamond is the top-selling video game across all platforms, and when Season 10 premiered on CN, it was the #1 show for 6-11 boys all day on all channels. There are many more statistics in the article showing Pokemon’s success. And those bratty children say Pokemon is dead…


    Today was the official start of summer! Monday is the official release of Pokemon Battle Revolution! Two weeks from this day is the release of Shining Darkness in Japan! Late next week is hopefully the release of the site’s new layout (don’t count on it with my punctuality) and new content!


    RedsharkRedshark Updated with D/P – Our Pokemon TCG program, Redshark, has been updated to include Diamond and Pearl cards, as well as new features. For those of you unfamiliar with Redshark, it is a program that allows you to practice the Pokemon TCG on your computer and against other people online so that you can improve your game in real life. To download the Diamond and Pearl version (version 1.7 beta – 3.24 MBs), [click here]. You simply need to install it and overwrite any existing files when prompted (your deck files will remain), if you have downloaded it previously. The final (non-beta) release of the EX Power Keepers version, 1.5, is also available. The final 1.7 (DP) release will hopefully occur shortly,
    depending on user feedback.

    A note from the creator, Michael A. Ignatoski: Thanks to all who downloaded and tried Redshark, and a special thank you to those that posted or emailed their comments. Because of your feedback, bugs were identified and fixed, and some enhancements were added to the program. User feedback is a very important element that helps determine the content of future Redshark versions. So, please, keep voicing your Redshark opinions.

    Below is how the program has been updated since the last beta version (this is not everything – more of how the program has been updated can be found in Help -> Release History):

    Program Updates

    • Customize and save playmat color settings (Game -> Set Colors)
    • Customize and save playmat graphic settings (Game-> Set Graphics)
    • Re-order and shuffle cards in hand
    • A graphic re-design of the Action-Box
    • Update Action-Box info when lower stage Pokemon are clicked
    • Hover balloon now works in all List Boxes
    • Hover balloon now includes complete card info
    • New splash screen
    • New discard pile graphic

    New Diamond & Pearl features

    • New Weakness & Resistance playmat graphics
    • Implementation of ‘Hands-Off-Zone’ (HOZ), as used in Empoleon Lv.X’s Supreme Command Poke-BODY

    Bug Fixes

    • Mouse cursor reverts to arrow upon leaving the Action-Box Imprison & Shockwave markers

    Card Database

    • Fixed card errors for: Milotic (EM-8), Suicune (Promo-30)

    Arceus in Action – Ride that horse! Someone has posted a video of shiny Arceus in Pokemon Battle Revolution. It is one of the last Pokemon sent out toward the end of the video in a quick battle against Uxie. Currently, Arceus is an unobtainable Pokemon (which means the one in the video was not obtained legally), but at least we finally are able to view the Alpha Pokemon in 3D!

    Arceus

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    EDIT on Wednesday night: I have had a severe migraine for the past two days (probably from staring at the computer screen for too long and because of the intense heat), so doing much of anything is only making it worst (even playing Pearl). It is going away now, and when it is not impairing my ability to look at the laptop screen for longer periods of time, I will update again (probably tomorrow – hopefully). I used to get strong migraines on a daily basis when I was young, but I have not had many for years (at the most, three or four) – I attribute the problemo to our broken air conditioner, which is being serviced tomorrow. These past few days, it feels like I have been baking in my house, so I have mostly been outside watering, watching TV downstairs with all of the doors open, going in the pool, or sleeping in bed. :p Fun start for my summer! Anyways, I will try to update tomorrow!


    Later today, we will have the Diamond and Pearl release of Redshark.


    More Shining Darkness Updates – The official Japanese Pokemon website has a new advertisement for Shining Darkness, displaying four new card images – Entei, Burmy, Shellos, and Ralts (yet another one). You can view the four low-quality cards below by clicking the thumbnails (the images were originally extremely small, but were made larger, which is why they are poor quality). I have also posted the card images the official Japanese TCG website posted the other day, just so that all of the images released so far are in one post (click their thumbnails for larger images as well). For easier viewing of the images, hover over the left or right of an enlarged image after having clicked its thumbnail, and click “Next” or “Previous” to scroll through the rest of the images. Shining Darkness, the third Diamond and Pearl set, featuring Darkrai, will be released on July 5th in Japan, and, as usual, we will have all of the latest information on the set either before or on its release! As of now, we know that Burmy, Wormadam, Mothim, Shellos, Gastrodon, Growlithe, Arcanine, Entei, Suicune, Raikou, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Mew, Dialga Lv.X, Palkia Lv.X, Darkrai, as well as the Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, Ampharos, and Gallade evolutionary lines are in the set.

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    Super Smash Brothers Brawl – Pikachu – The official Super Smash Bros. Brawl website has updated with a news story on Pikachu’s Volt Tackle ability in the game (referred to as its “Final Smash” attack). With a Smash Ball item (an item that will apparently appear on the field like any other item, and allow characters to use their “Final Smash” attacks), Pikachu will be able to use its Volt Tackle, where it will change into a ball of energy and fly around the field and air at high speeds. The attack is apparently only controllable for a brief amount of time, and is quite wild. If the attack stops in midair, Pikachu will also apparently fall and lose a life, so controlling the powerful attack is key. Pictures of Pikachu’s Final Smash are below (click the thumbnails for larger images).

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    Pokemon Battle RevolutionOfficial Battle Revolution Site – The official Pokemon Battle Revolution website has just opened. On the site, there are many explanations of the different types of battle modes in Battle Revolution, including videos that explain everything and show off the game. There are also a couple of downloadable wallpapers of the different arenas and their leaders. Remember, Pokemon Battle Revolution will be released in stores next Monday, June 25th, so if you want to start battling people over Wi-Fi, you better build up your team over this next week (which is what I will have to do, since I only have 2 badges right now because of the lack of time I have).

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    Tomorrow, we may have the Diamond and Pearl edition of Redshark. Today is probably my first official day of summer, and I am working on getting up the new layout and content management system, if anyone cares to know what I am doing. :p


    Nationals Press Release – Just received this in my mailbox:

    POKEMON ANNOUNCES U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Pokémon TCG Players to Compete July 7-8 for National Champion Title, World Championships Invite

    BELLEVUE, Wash.-June 18, 2007-Pokémon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in trading card games, today announced the Pokémon® Trading Card Game (TCG) National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, July 7-8. National Championships provide players the opportunity to earn a scholarship and win the honor of a National Champion title. The top four winners also qualify for an invitation to the Pokémon TCG World Championshipsâ„¢ at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii, August 10-12. Pokémon TCG tournaments and leagues test a player’s Pokémon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity.

    The Pokémon TCG National Championships are held July 7-8 at the Origins International Game Expo at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and are open to all players in good standing. Competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior Division (born in 1996 or later), Senior Division (born in 1992, 1993, 1994, or 1995), and Masters Division (born in 1991 or earlier). In addition to a National Championships TCG trophy and prestigious National Champion title, the first-place winners will receive an invitation and Travel Award to the Pokémon TCG World Championships and a $5,000 scholarship. Second- through fourth-place winners will receive an invitation and Travel Award to the World Championships, as well as scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $3000. The top 16 finishers in each category will be rewarded with Pokémon TCG booster packs. The Pokémon TCG World Championships is an invite-only event, and players must participate in a qualifying tournament to receive an invitation.
    WHO: All POP players

    WHAT: Pokémon TCG National Championships. The event is open to the public and has free admission. To participate, players must purchase an entrance badge for the Origins International Game Expo.

    WHEN: July 7-8, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m.

    WHERE: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High St., Columbus, Ohio

    For more information, please visit
    http://www.go-pokemon.com/op/premierevents/

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