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Why is it that every time I say I won’t update, I update, and every time I say I will update, I don’t? :p

Diamond and Pearl Pokemon Sprites Up! – I only have had these for several months now. -_- All of the Diamond and Pearl Pokemon sprites, excluding alternate female sprites (which I will add to their own section within the next few days), can be viewed on our new [Diamond and Pearl Pokemon sprites] page. You can view all of the Pokemon’s available sprites side-by-side! Also, the pages contain most of the official Japanese romanizations of each Diamond and Pearl Pokemon name, although some are tentative to change (which are the Pokemon names that cannot be found in the Japanese trademark database or on any official Pokemon product yet).

Eeveelutions Holiday PackageEeveelution POP 3 Holos Now Available – This is old news for those of you who visit Target or Wal-Mart everyday and go to their card sections, but for those of you who do not, this should be news! There are now three new holiday blister packages at Target, available in three varieties, and each coming with a holo POP 3 Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon. The Flareon package comes with an EX Deoxys and EX Holon Phantoms booster pack, the Jolteon package comes with an EX Legend Maker and EX Holon Phantoms booster pack, and the Vaporeon package comes with an EX Legend Maker and EX Crystal Guardians booster pack. Each package retails for $11.95 (or “twelve” dollars in everyday lingo). Click the image to the right for a larger picture.

DP Date Re-Confirmed, New Info – Nintendo issued a press release today confirming the previously revealed, then removed, then added again early this evening, April 22nd release date for Diamond and Pearl. We also learn the name of the evil team in Diamond and Pearl, Team Galactic. The press release also reveals that if you pre-order the games, you will receive Pokemon DS styluses (and hopefully not that obscene Mew one that was released in Japan a while ago). You can view the press release below.

New Pokemon to Make Diamond and Pearl Studded Debut
Gotta Catch ‘Em All! The Next Generation of Pokemon Soon Will Be Here

Pokemon trainers of the world, unite! How else will you manage to complete your Pokedex and challenge the sinister plot of Team Galactic? On April 22, Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, the Pokemon series for the best-selling Nintendo DS game system, become available in the Americas. These two titles represent the latest adventure in the popular Pokemon franchise.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl offer a number of exciting new features to please both experienced and new Pokemon fans alike. Set in an entirely new region called “Sinnoh,” players can choose to begin their adventure as either a boy or girl Pokemon trainer on a path to becoming Pokemon League Champion. The adventure continues as players can bring Pokemon from their Game Boy Advance Pokemon games to Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl using the GBA game slot on their Nintendo DS.

As players trade and collect Pokemon to complete their Pokedex in this new challenge, for the first time they’ll have the chance to catch new Pokemon, Munchlax and Weavile. They also can play via local wireless with up to eight other trainers while new moves and abilities deepen strategy.

“After recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Pokemon franchise continues to get stronger,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “These two new titles represent the best that Pokemon has to offer, and a great opportunity for Game Boy users to upgrade to Nintendo DS.”

Unique pre-sell styluses featuring new Pokemon from the new series will be available by reserving the game early at participating retailers. Stay tuned for more details about this special offer. Pokemon games continue to be wildly popular around the world, with more than 155 million units sold worldwide through September 2006. Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are currently shattering sales records in Japan since their September launch.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl for Nintendo DS will be available April 22, and are Rated E for Everyone.