There is a ton of news today (or, rather, at 12:30 AM on Monday morning)! If you have not been here since four hours ago, please read the previous update.
More Mysterious Treasures Scans – Thanks to Torterra Chips and Crazy Weavile, we have 31 more Mysterious Treasures scans, bringing our total to 76 (look two news stories down for our first batch of scans). Click the thumbnails below for larger images, and hover over the left or right of the window that pops up, clicking “Next” or “Previous” to scroll through the scans like a slide show. If you have any cards that we do not have, we would appreciate it if you could scan them in to your computer at 300 DPI and send them to [email protected] I did not have time to make a set list yet, but when I have the chance to, I will!
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Pokemon Trainer Character in SSBB – If Super Smash Brothers Brawl wasn’t awesome before, this has to take the cake – could this game honestly be anymore detailed or jam-packed? Masahiro Sakurai just updated the Super Smash Brothers Brawl website with two Pokemon updates, highlighting the new “Pokemon Trainer” character, who is an actual playable character in the game. However, since we all know Pokemon players do not actually participate in Pokemon battles in the games (as in, physically fighting alongside their Pokemon), the same will apply for this character in SSBB – he will use either Squirtle, Ivysaur, or Charizard to battle in the rounds against other Nintendo characters, as he sits in the background (lazy human). The trainer can change between the three Pokemon by using the Down + B Special, causing the Pokemon to rotate in this order: Squirtle, Ivysaur, and then Charizard, which all have their own movesets that can be used against other characters. The three Pokemon share the same damage meter as well, so switching out does not remove damage when playing during a round. The Pokemon also have a special stat called “stamina,” which has negative effects (currently unknown) if the trainer keeps them in battle too long or they are switched out too frequently (a Pokemon trainer needs to know when to switch our their Pokemon, so this stat will keep the Pokemon trainer experience in-check). Pictures of the above descriptions can be seen below (click for larger images).
And now for the news stories I wanted to post the other day…
Mystery Dungeon 2 Commercial – The sequels to the first Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games, Time Expedition and Darkness Expedition, now have a commercial running in Japan to advertise their September 13th launch. Click the play button below to watch the commercial. In case you do not know about the two games, allow me to quote our May 13th news story: “The two games will be different from the previous Mystery Dungeon series in that the player must join a guild to train and become more powerful, with the guild leader being Wigglytuff, and its right-hand Pokemon being Chatot. This time around, however, the purpose of the games will be to explore and find treasure, rather than to rescue, as with the previous Mystery Dungeon games. The player will also be able to choose their character from either Munchlax, Pikachu, Piplup, Chimchar, Turtwig, as well as 11 other Pokemon not yet known.”
Mystery Dungeon 2 Anime Special – On September 9th in Japan, as part of Pokemon Sunday, a new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon special will air. Unlike the previous Mystery Dungeon special, which aired in America before Japan, this one will air in Japan first and will feature both Chimchar and Piplup as the main characters. You can view picture previews of the special below (click for a larger image).