Thursday - June 12th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Update: Added Dusknoir and Magnezone’s translations, thanks to Heerosferret.

    CoroCoro June Issue - TCG Page

    The June issue of CoroCoro’s TCG page has revealed the artwork for several cards and a few new tid-bits regarding recent Japanese cards revealed here. Click the thumbnail to the right for a much larger scan (it will open in a new window).

    In the upper left hand corner next to Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky‘s theme deck package, you can clearly see the Magnezone and Dusknoir that will be featured in the two 30-card theme decks. Their translations are below.

    Dusknoir LV.47 – Psychic – HP 120
    Stage 2 Pokemon – Evolves from Dusclops

    Poke-Body: Aura
    If Dusknoir is your Active Pokemon, you may place one damage counter on each of your opponent’s Pokemon that has any energy attached at the end of your turn.

    [P][C][C] Dark Mist: 60+ damage. If the Defending Pokemon already has 2 damage counters on it, this attack does 60 damage plus 20 more damage.

    Weakness: Darkness +30
    Resistance: Colorless -20
    Retreat: 2


    Magnezone LV. 46 – Lightning – HP 120
    Stage 2 Pokemon – Evolves from Magneton

    Poke-Power: Super Connectivity
    Once during your turn (before you attack), you may search your discard pile for a Lightning or Metal Energy card and attach it to your Active Pokemon. Then, put one damage counter on that Pokemon. You can’t use this Poke-Power if Magnezone is affected by a Special Condition.

    [L][C][C] Gyro Ball: 60 damage. You may switch Magnezone with one of your Benched Pokemon (do the damage before switching). If you do, your opponent switches the Defending Pokemon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokemon.

    Weakness: Fighting +20
    Resistance: Metal -20
    Retreat: 3

    Underneath the theme deck section, the 11th movie promo collection is shown. Each of the nine cards that come in the collection will be holographic, like the Giratina on the left side (whose translation is below, thanks to Bangiras). The borders will be holographic like EX and LV.X cards, making these promos rather unique. Shaymin Sky Forme is included in this promo set, and can be seen on the folder’s box art in the scan. All of these cards do not appear to have an owner in their name, meaning they could be potential candidates for American promos.

    Reverse World Giratina LV.60 – Psychic – HP 100
    Basic Pokemon

    [P] Shadow Dive: Does 10 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. Flip a coin, if heads prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Reverse World Giratina during your opponent’s next turn.
    [P][C][C] Will ‘o Wisp: 60 damage.

    Weakness: Darkness (x2)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 2

    The third section and the right side of the page show cards from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky that have already been revealed and translated. Curiously, Charizard is shown as being part of the booster pack’s artwork. Could its inclusion in the set have anything to do with this news story and the rumor of reprinted Base Set cards? Additionally, the Giratina on the right side of the page with the “2” above it is the one translated here earlier today. It will be given out to people who see the movie for free.

    Thanks go to AAPF Kats for personally sending us this scan, and Bangiras for translating the information.

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    Thursday - June 12th, 2008 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    A new Diamond and Pearl “Power Pack” will be sold starting this July, featuring exclusive holographic energy cards. You will only be able to find them at small stores, hobby shops, and perhaps the internet, but not at major chains like Target; plus, there are very few of them that will be printed (only 36,000). The warehouse description for the product is below. Booster pack sets named are the primary ones that will be included in each power pack, but there may be substitutions from other sets.

    Pokemon DP Power Packs (July 09, 2008)

    Each HOBBY EXCLUSIVE Diamond and Pearl Power Pack includes Diamond and Pearl Secret Wonders and Mysterious Treasures Boosters, 1 EX Power Keeper Booster, 1 of 2 different Foil Character Cards, and a bonus pack of 6 Exclusive Foil Energy cards. The energy card foil pattern is unique to this box and is not available anywhere else. This product is limited to a run of 36,000 Power Packs. There will be no reprints on this item. 8 boxes per case / 10 power packs per box / 3 boosters + per power pack. List Price: $10.00.

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    Thursday - June 12th, 2008 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Moviegoers who attend the theatrical release of Giratina and the Icy Sky’s Bouquet: Shaymin will receive a special Giratina promo card and a sticker of Shaymin Land Forme. Kirbypopstarhero has translated the Giratina below for us.

    Reality World Giratina LV. 62 – HP 100 [P]

    [P][C] Dragon Breath – 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed. If tails, this attack does nothing.
    [P][P][C][C] Shadow Claw – 60 damage. Discard a card from your opponent’s hand without looking.

    Weakness: Darkness x2
    Resistance: Colorless -20
    Retreat Cost: 3

    Yay for sucky cards! The only thing interesting about this card is its name. I guess we can assume that this Giratina is Giratina’s Another Forme, which is just the regular Giratina.

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    Wednesday - June 11th, 2008 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Pokemon Platinum Boxart from Famitsu Magazine

    A new scan of Famitsu Magazine has been released, showing better-quality screenshots of Pokemon Platinum compared to yesterday’s CoroCoro scans. It also reveals a larger picture of the game’s box art (pictured right). Click the thumbnails below for larger images. I cut out Shaymin from the scan myself and made it transparent, and you are free to use it wherever you want as long as you provide a link back to this website.

    As for new information, the magazine describes that when Shaymin is in Pokemon Platinum, it stays in its Sky Forme. When in Diamond and Pearl, it is in its regular Land Forme. Thus, it is like Deoxys between the different GBA games. Other than this mentioned piece of information, nothing else is explicitly revealed about the game. However, we can infer from the castle-like building in the screenshot below that there will be new areas on the map in Sinnoh. The Torn World screenshot also appears to show that the Torn World is topsy-turvy and distorted, utilizing 3D for the entire map. Additionally, one of the images on the full scan shows the Torn World residing above Mount Coronet, and possibly Spear Pillar. Thanks go to Vincent for this information.

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    Wednesday - June 11th, 2008 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    KSP11 from our forums has discovered a page on Gamestop’s website revealing the moveset and held item for the Deoxys that will be given away at Gamestop.

    Deoxys

    Deoxys @ NeverMeltIce
    ~ Psycho Boost
    ~ Zap Cannon
    ~ Iron Defense
    ~ ExtremeSpeed

    Obviously, the Gamestop Deoxys will utilize attacks from each of Deoxys’ forms (Psycho Boost, Deoxys’ unique move, is learned by all of its forms; Zap Cannon by its Attack Forme; Iron Defense by its Defense Forme; and Extremespeed by its Speed Forme).

    Deoxys will be given away at participating Gamestops during the weekends of June 20th and June 27th. You will need your Nintendo DS and a copy of Pokemon Diamond or Pearl to receive it. In-game, you will just need the regular PokeDex, which you will have if you have spent more than 10 minutes playing either game.

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    Tuesday - June 10th, 2008 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Thanks to Omahanime, we now have scans of new POP 6 holos – Chimchar, Piplup, and Turtwig. The cards were originally non-holo in POP 6, but are now holo promos. Each are available in blister packages that cost $9.99 and come with three random booster packs. You can find them at places like Target and Wal-Mart (though you shouldn’t support Wal-Mart if you don’t have to :p). Click the thumbnails below for larger scans, as usual.

    Chimchar (Holo) from POP 6 (#14) Piplup (Holo) from POP 6 (#15) Turwig (Holo) from POP 6 (#17)
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    Tuesday - June 10th, 2008 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Pokemon USA has announced a partnership with Burger King to release 12 Pokemon promo cards and accessories to children around the world via their kids’ meals. The campaign will start July 7th in the United States and end August 3rd, and will begin in the late summer and fall internationally. You can read the full press release below.

    Around the release of Mewtwo Strikes Back, Pokemon was in partnership with Burger King as well. Gold-plated Poke Balls, accessories, and special cards featuring artwork from the movie were released, and due to the popularity of Pokemon at the time, most of the product was gone immediately. Perhaps this partnership is rekindling because of Pokemon’s re-emerging popularity?

    BURGER KING(R) Restaurants Worldwide to Offer Exclusive Pokemon Premiums with Each Purchase of a Kids Meal

    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 10 — Pokemon USA, Inc., and Burger King Corp. today announced a promotional partnership that will bring popular characters like Pikachu(R), Darkrai(TM), Dialga(TM) and Palkia(TM) to children around the world. Participating BURGER KING(R) restaurants worldwide will offer an exclusive Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) card and accessory with each purchase of a BK(R) Kids Meal. These BURGER KING(R) restaurants will be the only place where children can obtain each of the 12 different Pokemon TCG cards and accessories. The promotion will run from July 7 through August 3 domestically and throughout the late summer and fall internationally.

    Available for a limited time only, while supplies last, the premiums are based on Pokemon TCG: Diamond & Pearl — the latest expansion of the best-selling Pokemon Trading Card Game — featuring characters from Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, the video games sold exclusively for Nintendo DS(TM). The program will be supported by Burger King Corp. through a fully integrated marketing campaign that includes television advertising, in-restaurant merchandising, custom packaging and an online minisite (www.bk.com/pokemon).

    “Burger King is a wonderful partner for Pokemon,” said J.C. Smith, marketing director at Pokemon USA, Inc. “The combination of highly collectible Pokemon Trading Card Game giveaways with the extensive worldwide reach and marketing provided by Burger King is certain to create excitement and anticipation among Pokemon fans and players.”

    “Burger King Corp. and Pokemon are both big brands widely known for innovation, which makes this partnership a great fit,” said Cindy Syracuse, Senior Director of Marketing Impact for Burger King Corp. “Together we offer consumers access to Pokemon TCG Diamond and Pearl cards as well as exclusive card accessories found only in BURGER KING restaurants.”

    About Pokemon USA

    Pokemon USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Pokemon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia which includes licensing, marketing, the Pokemon Trading Card Game, an animated TV series, the Pokemon Trading Figure Game, home entertainment and the official Pokemon website. Pokemon was launched in Japan in 1996 for play on Nintendo’s Game Boy(R) and has since evolved into a global cultural phenomenon. Pokemon was introduced in North America in 1998 and today is one of the most popular toy and entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

    About Burger King

    The BURGER KING(R) system operates more than 11,400 restaurants in all 50 states and in 70 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING(R) restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Corp. please visit the company’s Web site at www.bk.com.

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    Tuesday - June 10th, 2008 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Low-quality scans of the next issue of CoroCoro have been released on the internet, revealing some new information about Pokemon Platinum. Click the images below for larger thumbnails.

    CoroCoro - Platinum - Shaymin Sky Forme CoroCoro - Platinum - New Trainers, Torn World CoroCoro - Platinum - New Look for Characters CoroCoro - Platinum - Giratina CoroCoro - Platinum - Regigigas CoroCoro - Platinum - Regirock, Regice, Registeel

    The first page reveals Ken Sugimori’s artwork for Shaymin Sky Forme. It seems that the shy Shaymin has garnished some confidence in this new, dog/reindeer-like form. There is also a small shot of Shaymin in battle, using what appears to be Seed Flare. It is now known to be a Grass / Flying type with a weight of 5.4 kilograms and and a height of 0.4 meters.

    Starting on the second page, CoroCoro labels new features or additions to the game. Next to 1’s label, two new characters are revealed to be in the game, though their roll is not revealed in any capacity. Next to 2’s label, a new area is identified on the Sinnoh map called the “Torn World.” It appears to be over Spear Pillar, which may explain this previously revealed screenshot of Giratina emerging from somewhere.

    The third page shows new clothing for the male and female protagonists, as well as new Ken Sugimori artwork for the three starters. It also seems the Poketch is going to receive a new look and new features in Platinum, but nothing specific is mentioned. The fourth page doesn’t mention anything special, other than that you will receive a Giratina Origin Forme figurine if you pre-order Platinum.

    The rest of the pages seem to reveal that if you import to Platinum the Regigigas you receive from pre-ordering a ticket to Giratina and the Icy Sky’s Bouquet, Shaymin, you will be able to unlock Regirock, Regice, and Registeel in the game. The pages appear to show two caverns for two of the Regis, which means they will have their own areas on the map as in Ruby and Sapphire.

    Better quality scans will be released during the week, so be sure to check back here!

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    Monday - June 9th, 2008 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    My Pokemon Ranch was finally released in the United States today. You can download it through the Wii Shop Channel for 1000 Wii points (which equals $10.00).

    For those of you who do not know, My Pokemon Ranch is a storage game, similar to Pokemon Box, that allows you to upload 1000 of your Diamond and Pearl Pokemon to the Wii. They are kept in a virtual ranch where you can interact with them. The game also lets you obtain new Pokemon through various methods, such as by trading them with the ranch’s owner or by the ranch owner bringing in new Pokemon herself.

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    Saturday - June 7th, 2008 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Shaymin’s full Sky Forme image has been revealed on metal Pokemon badges from a Bandai Pokemon “Can Badge Collection.” It looks like a reindeer crossed with a dog, has four legs, and bears what appear to be red wings (that look similar to poinsettia leaves). Will Shaymin replace Delibird as the Christmas Pokemon mascot?

    The Shaymin, Shaymin Sky Forme, Mamoswine, and Giratina badges below will be released on June 24th in Japan, meaning the new Shaymin should officially be revealed by then. Originally, this set was advertised as containing a “New Pokemon,” which is obviously now known to be Shaymin Sky Forme. Could one of the “New Pokemon” referred to on other products be Shaymin Sky Forme as well?

    Shaymin Sky Forme

    Speculation: Those red leaves look vaguely similar to the red slash in the movie logo. Could they be the same thing?

    Thanks go to Heerosferret and her band of Pokemon toy collectors for the product information!

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    Saturday - June 7th, 2008 @ 1 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Deoxys

    Gamestop will be holding a Deoxys download event on the weekends of June 20th and June 27th (both starting on Friday). All you need is a Pokemon Diamond or Pearl game and a DS. Details on the event should be released within the next few days, since most Gamestop stores have not received the information yet. Be sure to find a Gamestop near you if you plan on attending! Deoxys will probably be given away through Mystery Gift like the Toys “R” Us Manaphy and Darkrai.

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    Saturday - June 7th, 2008 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    A new sticker has surfaced showing Shaymin’s Sky Forme, as you can see below (the image comes from a Japanese blog named “Rosso Nero“). The image is a view of Shaymin directly from the front. It sure looks… odd. Click the thumbnail below for a larger image. These images of Shaymin are still too limited, so we can’t say for sure what its features are exactly.

    Shaymin Sky Forme
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    Saturday - June 7th, 2008 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Bangiras has translated the seven new cards from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky. New game mechanics include combining Trainer cards for added effects, Giratina’s “Lost Zone,” and even being able to perform an attack twice. Pokemon Card Laboratory is definitely trying new things.

    Shaymin from Intense Fight in the Destroyed SkyShaymin LV.42 – Grass – HP70
    Basic Pokemon

    [G] Flower Aroma: 10 damage. Remove 2 damage counters from Shaymin, and the Defending Pokemon is now Asleep.
    [G][C] Damage Aid: 30 damage. If the Defending Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition, this attack does an additional 50 damage. Then, remove all Special Conditions from the Defending Pokemon.

    Weakness: Fire (+20)
    Resistance: Water (-20)
    Retreat: 1


    Giratina from Intense Fight in the Destroyed SkyGiratina LV.59 – Psychic – HP100
    Basic Pokemon

    [P][C] Reverse: 20 damage. You may switch Giratina with one of your Benched Pokemon.
    [P][C][C] Destroyed Sky Attack: 50 damage. If the Defending Pokemon is Knocked Out by this attack, move the Defending Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your opponent’s Lost Zone instead of discarding them.

    Weakness: Darkness (x2)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 3


    Raichu LV.X from Intense Fight in the Destroyed SkyRaichu LV.X – Lightning – HP110
    Level Up

    Poke-Body: Chain Lightning
    On the turn that this Pokemon Levels Up, if it uses Voltage Shoot, afterwards it can attack 1 additional time (and only once). This Poke-Body stops working if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

    [L][L][C] Voltage Shoot: Discard 2 Lightning Energy cards from your hand, and do 80 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon (if you can’t discard, this attack fails).

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


    Dusknoir LV.X from Intense Fight in the Destroyed SkyDusknoir LV.X – Psychic – HP140
    Level Up

    Poke-Power: Ectoplasm
    This Power can be used once, when this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon and its HP is reduced to 0 by an opponent’s attack. Although this Pokemon is Knocked Out, this 1 card is not discarded, but is put into play as a Stadium card (any other Stadium in play is discarded).

    If this card is in play as a Stadium card, it has the following effect: “In between turns place 1 damage counter on each of your opponent’s Pokemon,” and when it would be discarded this card is returned to your hand instead.

    Weakness: Darkness (x2)
    Resistance: Colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 3


    PokeDrawer+ from Intense Fight in the Destroyed SkyPokeDrawer + – Trainer

    You can play 2 copies of this card at the same time.

    If you play 1 copy of this card, draw 1 card from your deck.

    If you play 2 copies of this card, search your deck for up to 2 cards and put them in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward. (This counts as the effect of both cards.)


    PokeHealer + from Intense Fight in the Destroyed SkyPokeHealer + – Trainer

    You can play 2 copies of this card at the same time.

    If you play 1 copy of this card, remove 1 damage counter and 1 Special Condition from 1 of your Active Pokemon.

    If you play 2 copies of this card, remove 8 damage counters and all Special Conditions from 1 of your Active Pokemon. (This counts as the effect of both cards.)


    PokeBlower + from Intense Fight in the Destroyed SkyPokeBlower + – Trainer

    You can play 2 copies of this card at the same time.

    If you play 1 copy of this card, flip a coin, if heads place 1 damage counter on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon.

    If you play 2 copies of this card, choose 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon and switch it with the opponent’s Active Pokemon. (This counts as the effect of both cards.)

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    Friday - June 6th, 2008 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    Pokemon Organized Play (POP) has announced that the next tournament-legal format will be Diamond and Pearl-on (didn’t see that one coming). All regular Nintendo black star promos are now extinct, as are POP 4 and POP 5. This will go into effect starting September 1st, so it does not apply right now.

    For those of you who do not know, this means you can only use cards at tournaments from the Diamond and Pearl set and any subsequently released set (as of now, this includes Mysterious Treasures, Secret Wonders, Great Encounters, Majestic Dawn, and eventually Legends Awakened). You can also use any Diamond and Pearl black star promo card and any card from POP 6 and 7.

    Speaking of tournament-legal cards, our Modified Card-Dex has been outdated and destroyed for about a year or two now. This is because myself and Meowth346 have been working on a new one, but since our schedules are so different, the whole project has progressed very slowly. Hopefully it will be up again soon, especially since months and months of work have gone into its new and improved features. We’ll see…

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    Friday - June 6th, 2008 @ 12 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

    The official Japanese Pokemon Card website has posted new images for Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky, including card pictures, packaging for the set, and new wallpaper. We should have card translations later today when Bangiras or Vincent come online, and when we do, this story will be edited.

    As for the news story about major changes to the card game with the release of this set, some of it, like the “Lost Zone” area on the playmat, has now been confirmed. Will everything else turn out true, like reprinted cards with their old card templates?

    As we have reported before, there are six LV.X cards in this set. We now know that three of them are Heatran LV.X (a reprint of a promo card), Raichu LV.X, and Dusknoir LV.X. Expect Shaymin LV.X and Giratina LV.X to be two others as well.

    Shaymin from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky Giratina from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky Heatran LV.X from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky Raichu LV.X from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky Dusknoir LV.X from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky Trainer from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky Trainer from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky Trainer from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky

    The booster pack packaging features Shaymin and Giratina, as you can see below. We revealed the theme deck image the other day, but there is now a better-quality image of it.

    Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky Booster Pack Giratina vs. Dialga theme deck from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky

    New wallpaper is also now available. Select your screen resolution below the wallpaper’s thumbnail to open it. Then, save it and make it your Desktop background if you wish.

    New promo blister packages will also be released at the same time as this set, one of which includes a reprinted Dialga LV.X and a new Gliscor, and the other which includes a reprinted Palkia LV.X and a new Porygon-Z. A new Regigigas will also be released with a binder themed after this set.

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