Wednesday - February 10th, 2010 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Sorry for the unusually late update. I fell asleep after the fan art story yesterday and just woke up now. It’s because of how late I stayed up the previous night waiting for those Revived Legends scans. :p

New 5th Generation Pokemon Zorua and Zoroark

The March issue of CoroCoro magazine has been leaked on to the Internet, revealing the identity of the Pokemon silhouette from Pokemon Sunday along with its pre-evolution. The silhouette is a Pokemon named “Zoroark.” It is the “Z” from the 13th movie’s title, The Ruler of Illusion: Z, which has now been updated to include the Pokemon’s name – The Ruler of Illusion: Zoroark. The Pokemon is a Dark-type and is classified as the “Monster Fox Pokemon,” with a height of 5.2 feet and a weight of 179 pounds. Apparently Zoroark can stand on all fours as well as just its hind legs. As posted before, Zoroark holds the key to the movie. Its pre-evolution, “Zorua,” is a Dark-type as well and is called the “Evil Fox Pokemon.” It is 2.3 feet tall and weighs 28 pounds.

Oddly, the name of Zorua is spelled as “Zoroa” in the Japanese katakana on each page, but is romanized as “Zorua” for the official English spelling. It is also interesting to note that in both CoroCoro scans, there is a discrepancy in the color of the Pokemon’s eyes. In the Ken Sugimori artwork, they’re depicted as green, but in the anime artwork, which will probably be used as a reference for the movie, they’re blue. Zoroark’s ponytail “tie” also varies between green and blue. Either way, their designs are pretty cool, though I think Xous’ fan art was just as awesome. :p

Update (11:30 AM) – Yaminokame has translated CoroCoro‘s commentary, and we’ve included what we think is important in this paragraph (since most of it is just unimportant hyping). They state, “It seems like something is after Celebi! Celebi is a hair away from danger!! Who is Celebi being chased by in the forest!?” Considering they say “hair,” they’re obviously telling us Zoroark is after Celebi. The first teaser trailer showed us something was chasing Celebi, and Zoroark’s claw slashing even formed the animation for the “Z” in the movie’s title. The magazine also states Zoroark and Zorua are in a huge rage, though for what reason we do not know why. As for Zoroark’s Pokemon ability, CoroCoro goes out of its way to mention it but purposefully hide it, suggesting it will be important to the movie. They ask us, “What could the relation between Zoroark and the Ruler of Illusions be…!? Is there a secret in its ability!?” As of right now, the magazine is not officially linking Zoroark to whoever the “Ruler of Illusions” is, but since they mention it has a special ability, we can probably assume the ability is related to illusions and that Zoroark is in fact the “Ruler of Illusions,” as the title of the movie suggests. After all, the magazine says Zoroark holds the key to the movie.

Update (2:30 PM) – The CoroCoro page also mentions that a new method of evolution may be involved for evolving Zorua into Zoroark. The page asks, “Could we see a new method of evolution!?” Thanks goes to DorianBlack for catching this overlooked detail. What could it mean?

We may get some new information on the February 21st Pokemon Sunday episode, but if not, CoroCoro promises to reveal more about the new Pokemon in their next issue, such as their abilities. Click the thumbnails below for larger images.

New 5th Generation Pokemon Revealed in CoroCoro as Zoroark and Zorua New 5th Generation Pokemon Revealed in CoroCoro as Zorua and Zoroark
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Tuesday - February 9th, 2010 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

It seems that the fifth generation excitement in the air is thicker than previous generations, possibly due to the fact that its announcement came out of nowhere and the release will be here within only a year. With Diamond and Pearl, the fourth generation was advertised over two years before its official release – Munchlax was already in the second Ruby and Sapphire movie before all the third generation Pokemon had even debuted!

This time around, the Pokemon Company decided to focus exclusively on the Pokemon of the current generation rather than advertising the next generation so early, leaving the advertising to the movie directly before the release of the new games. This “delay” probably increased the excitement factor as well, since the gap between the fourth and fifth generations was longer than usual – four years! If you count Munchlax’s debut, we have known of the fourth generation for over six years! Pokemon’s been out in Japan for fourteen years, and we’ve had Diamond and Pearl Pokemon for almost half that time.

So what have the fans been doing in their excitement? The only official, tangible bone we’ve been thrown is the mysterious silhouette of a bipedal Pokemon that holds the “key” to the 13th Pokemon movie, The Ruler of Illusion: Z. The members of PokeBeach forums, without even being told, have produced their own fan art of this Pokemon based on several theories regarding what it is. Some fans think the new Pokemon is an evolution of Lucario, Ninetales, Mightyena, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many other creatures! We have compiled all of the artwork posted by our members from this forum thread below for your enjoyment; click the thumbnails for larger images. Which design will come closest to the real thing? Well, probably none, but some of them are extremely cool regardless! Forum mod Xous is excellent at emulating Ken Sugimori’s style, as you can see in the last two pictures below.

New Pokemon's Fan Art by Cascadegonpory New Pokemon's Fan Art by Evil Sonic New Pokemon's Fan Art by Evil Sonic New Pokemon's Fan Art by Gagglius New Pokemon's Fan Art by GHJamesGH New Pokemon's Fan Art by HellMetal789 New Pokemon's Fan Art by Keshi New Pokemon's Fan Art by Loki New Pokemon's Fan Art by Mucrush New Pokemon's Fan Art by Picklelicker129 New Pokemon's Fan Art by PokeAzur New Pokemon's Fan Art by Red Blastoise New Pokemon's Fan Art by Rotom479 New Pokemon's Fan Art by Rukario New Pokemon's Fan Art by Sarydactl New Pokemon's Fan Art by Seurat New Pokemon's Fan Art by Shadowken42 New Pokemon's Fan Art by Shinjuru New Pokemon's Fan Art by Spoon New Pokemon's Fan Art by Spoon New Pokemon's Fan Art by That Crooked Vulture New Pokemon's Fan Art by That Crooked Vulture New Pokemon's Fan Art by Xous New Pokemon's Fan Art by Xous
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Saturday - February 6th, 2010 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

New 5th Generation Pokemon Silhouette

CoroCoro‘s website has also posted the new Pokemon’s silhouette; it is seen among a timeline of past Pokemon games, which all point to a new series. Since all of the games shown are from the main Pokemon series, the image essentially confirms that the new games will be the fifth generation’s, in case that wasn’t already obvious when the initial announcement stated that new Pokemon would be featured. Click the thumbnail to the right for a larger image.

It is important to note that in our previous story, we assumed that the new Pokemon silhouette was “Z” when it could in fact be a completely different Pokemon. Because Pokemon Sunday said they were going to reveal “Z’s” identity on their February 21st show and then later stated they would be revealing the new Pokemon’s silhouette at that time as well, we figured both Pokemon were the same. However, it is possible that the two revelations are for two different Pokemon – “Z” and the new Pokemon silhouette. In reviewing the episode, it is also never explicitly stated that the Pokemon silhouette is “Z.” Therefore, we could be dealing with two new Pokemon!

So what is this new Pokemon? Some people think it looks like an evolution of Lucario, but I personally see it as a completely new Pokemon or an evolution of Mightyena. Plastic bags advertising the movie showed all of its stars (Celebi, the beasts, Lugia, Ho-Oh), Tangrowth, and Mightyena. We already knew Tangrowth would be in the movie because of how heavily it was advertised with movie products, so it is probably safe to assume that Mightyena will be as well. In comparing Mightyena with the new Pokemon silhouette, there are also some obvious physical similarities – it looks like Mightyena became a bipedal werewolf. And I’m not totally sure about this, but don’t werewolves shapeshift? At least in Harry Potter they do. This movie is called The Ruler of Illusion, so if the new Pokemon is werewolf-esque this theory could fit. There’s also the fact that Munchlax, Bonsly, Mime Jr., and Weavile were all related to existing Pokemon when they were revealed as the first fourth generation Pokemon, which means this new Pokemon could be too. But alas, this is JUST a theory, and since fans are almost never right about these sort of things, don’t expect me to be either. :p It could just be a new Legendary Pokemon unrelated to other Pokemon.

What do you think the new Pokemon is? Feel free to speculate in this forum topic! There’s already fan art too! XD

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Saturday - February 6th, 2010 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update: In reviewing the episode, we’re not totally sure the Pokemon below is “Z” due to the fact it was implied rather than stated. If it’s not, it’s possible we could see two new Pokemon in a few weeks. Either way, we still have one new one!

Uploaded this literally ten seconds after it aired! Junichi Masuda’s video message showed a silhouette of the new fifth-generation Pokemon codenamed “Z,” as you can see below. It is the “Z” from the 13th movie’s title, The Ruler of Illusion: Z. Masuda also mentioned that this Pokemon holds the key to the movie. Pokemon Sunday will reveal the Pokemon in full on their February 21st show, which is in two weeks. CoroCoro magazine will be out before then and may reveal it first, though. How exciting is this?! Feel free to speculate what this Pokemon is in this forum topic!

First New 5th Generation Pokemon - Z
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Saturday - February 6th, 2010 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon Sunday is still airing, so this isn’t all the news yet.

In regards to The Master of Illusion: Z, the Pokemon Sunday crew stated that they will reveal who “Z” is on their February 21st episode in two weeks. CoroCoro magazine will be out before then and will probably reveal it themselves, however.

We still are waiting for Junichi Masuda’s video message, which may contain important news.

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Saturday - February 6th, 2010 @ 2 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon Sunday is going to air in an hour! Junichi Masuda is set to make a big announcement on the show via a video message, and the Pokemon Sunday crew is going to play a game where they try to guess who “Z” is (though whether they find out remains to be seen). Will we find out the names of the new Pokemon games that are coming out by the end of this year? Will we see a new Pokemon? A new forme? Silhouettes? Something else? All will be revealed soon, so be sure to check back here! In the mean time, feel free to speculate in this forum topic!

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Saturday - January 30th, 2010 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Junichi Masuda on Pokemon Sunday Next Week

At the end of today’s Pokemon Sunday episode, Lucario presented a special video tape to the members of Pokemon Sunday, which they fought over to play. On the tape, Gamefreak director Junichi Masuda revealed a poster to the audience, but its contents were covered up by a question mark (you can see the top-right of the poster, but only the Pokemon Sunday logo is visible). During next week’s show, Masuda’s video message will be revealed in full. The Robert group is also going to play a game during the next episode where they try to guess who “Z” is (from the 13th movie’s title The Ruler of Illusion: Z).

Could we be seeing new Pokemon or games revealed next week? We’ll find out soon! Thanks go to Filb for the screenshots to the right, which you can click for a larger image.

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Saturday - January 23rd, 2010 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Photo of Movie 13 Merchandise - New Pokemon?

Thanks to Salmon Nap from our forums and Heerosferret, we have discovered that the advertisement posted yesterday does not confirm a new Pokemon in the way we thought. The “New Pokemon Plush” title used for the Pokemon A question mark is actually the name of a new TOMY plush line. The reason for the confusion was that for the past four years all TOMY plushes have been released under the “Pokemon Plush DP” product line, so we assumed “New Pokemon” meant that it was a new Pokemon, not part of a new product line that is conveniently named “New Pokemon Plush.” Without knowing that there is a plush series called “New Pokemon Plush,” the wording does in fact mean what we originally thought. But TOMY recently created the product line, which includes Pokemon such as the pictured Jirachi, Manaphy, and Togekiss. Pokemon B is from the “Pokemon Plush DP” line, which is still seeing new releases and is not, despite the name, restricted to Diamond and Pearl Pokemon.

As stated yesterday, Pokemon A and Pokemon B are confirmed to be Pokemon that will be in the movie. In the past, the hidden product Pokemon have always either been Pokemon we know are in the movie (Notched-Ear Pichu) or “new” Pokemon (Shaymin Sky Forme, Arceus). Pokemon A is usually the “new” Pokemon while B is something we already knew was in the movie. As Tangrowth has been featured on Pokemon movie 13 posters, we can probably assume it’s Pokemon B, though that’s obviously debatable since this is only speculation. Ho-Oh, Lugia, Entei, Suicune, and Raikou have already been released as plushes while Celebi’s will be coming out soon. If history repeats itself, Pokemon A could be a new or unexpected Pokemon. Why else hide it, especially when all known Pokemon in the movie have been revealed as plushes (with Tangrowth possibly being Pokemon B)? Remember, the February 15th issue of CoroCoro is set to reveal a “surprising” Pokemon that will be in The Ruler of Illusion: Z. Could it be Pokemon A?

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Friday - January 22nd, 2010 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Photo of Movie 13 Merchandise - New Pokemon?

Video game magazine Famitsu has gained early access to this weekend’s Tokyo World Hobby Fair and has posted a photo that shows a display advertising upcoming Pokemon movie 13 merchandise. Two question marks are among the products, with one saying “New Plush Pokemon (A) appearing in the movie” and “Plush Diamond and Pearl Pokemon (B) appearing in the movie.” Click the thumbnail to the right for a larger image.

This exact same type of setup appeared two years ago for the Shaymin movie, with one of the question marks turning out to be Shaymin Sky Forme. It is outright stated that Pokemon A is a new Pokemon (whether that means brand new Pokemon or Forme, we do not know), though Pokemon B’s status is a little ambiguous – it is stated to be a Diamond and Pearl Pokemon without the word “new,” but why hide it? Could it be a new Forme of a 4th generation Pokemon or simply an existing Diamond and Pearl Pokemon that they are hiding just so fans don’t know all of the products associated with the movie? As fans all we can do is speculate right now, but CoroCoro is set to reveal a “surprising” Pokemon that will be in the 13th movie in their next issue.

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Monday - January 11th, 2010 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

New Pokemon.com Website

Pokemon.com, Go-Pokemon.com, and Pokemon-Games.com have all been combined into a new and completely redesigned Pokemon.com website. This probably explains why players could not login to their My Pokemon accounts for long periods during the past couple of months. You can read more about the new redesign below:

Bellevue, WA- January 11, 2010 — The Pokémon Company International announces today the complete re-launch of the online Pokémon universe with the new and improved Pokémon.com. Providing fans with a comprehensive entertainment destination for all things Pokémon, the new site brings together Pokémon animation, video games and the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), like never before. The new site will introduce free online mini-games, episodes of the popular animated series, a fully interactive Pokédex, a “Pokémon Trainer Club”, all the latest news and more. The new Pokémon.com gives visitors a user-friendly layout, improved functionality and the first one-stop destination in Pokémon history.

“Pokémon.com unifies the Pokémon experience under one roof, providing fans with a fun entertainment destination where they can play mini-games, watch Pokémon animation, and explore the Pokémon universe,” said J.C. Smith, director of marketing. “The re-launch of the site includes a number of exciting new features and functions with an emphasis on being a fun and parent-approved place to visit online.”

To celebrate the new site’s launch and highlight one of its most important additions – the “Pokémon Episode Viewer” – Pokémon.com will showcase the very first season of the animated series, which is now in its 12th season. Each week, new episodes of the series will air allowing fans to see where it all began. This schedule will continue beyond the first season, giving younger fans a chance to follow the series in its entirety for the first time.

The Pokémon Fun Zone, a new totally immersive and free casual games area of the site, allows kids to play mini-games and collect Trainer Tokens, rewarding fans for time spent on the site. These mini-games are quick to pick up and play, but are challenging enough to keep Pokémon fans entertained for hours. For example, in Pachirisu’s Click-Clack Attack, players must shoot pucks into corner pockets of the playing board. You can earn bonus points by deflecting the pucks into each other to sink more than one in a single shot. And there are already plans to add more fun titles to keep Pokémon fans coming back for more.

Additional areas to access in the Pokémon Fun Zone include: a Trainer Builder, which allows users to completely customize their personal Trainers; a Trainer Store, where they can buy new gear for their Trainers; and a downloads page for wallpapers and screensavers.

Additional highlights fans can expect on the site include:

– The most current and up-to-date news announcements featuring information on video game character distributions, Pokémon promotions and partnerships

– The ability to keep track of Pokémon Organized Play ratings and stay aware of upcoming local Pokémon TCG and Video Game events

– New ways to search through the Pokédex containing all 493 current Pokémon including new artwork from the upcoming Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver Versions

– Updated search functionality in the Pokémon TCG card database that lets players search 2,500+ cards by sorting from more than a dozen different card elements

– The first place to find information on the eagerly anticipated 2010 Pokémon Video Game and TCG World Championships and other Pokémon tournaments

The news of the website re-launch comes in advance of some eagerly anticipated product launches for Pokémon in 2010, including the February 10 release of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion, the March 14 release of the Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version video games for the Nintendo DS™, and the DVD release of the brand-new, feature-length film, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Pokémon is one of the top children’s franchises in history. The Pokémon video game series has sold more than 197 million units worldwide since its inception 13 years ago. Additionally, Pokémon is one of the top collectible trading card games of all time. Other extensions of the property include 12 seasons of the animated television series, which is currently broadcast in as many as 153 countries in more than 25 languages. Pokémon films and DVDs continue to reach fans in amazing numbers, ranking at the top of the box office in Japan.

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Saturday - January 9th, 2010 @ 5 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon Sunday aired in Japan today (where it is Sunday), and for the preview of their next episode, host Shokotan displayed a large card with a question mark covering it. This obviously validates the news posted in the “5th Generation Evidence and Speculation” post regarding Pokemon Sunday revealing something important on their January 17th episode during the game segment. What could this question mark be? Well, it could be a new Pokemon, a revealing of the hidden Celebi event in HeartGold and SoulSilver, or perhaps even something about the Lock / Rock Capsule. But you never know for sure – we’ll find out this time next week! The screenshots below are courtesy of Filb.de, which you can click for a larger picture.

Pokemon Sunday to reveal something on next show

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Saturday - January 9th, 2010 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

This is a long one but it’s definitely worth reading! I wonder if I should classify it as an article…

It has been brought to our attention that there was a misconstrued translation in the sticker advertisement story we posted the other day. Instead of the advertisement reading “plus a Pokemon that’s introduced in the movie,” it should be interpreted as “plus a Pokemon that appears in the movie.” This change invalidates the entire story, obviously, since any Pokemon can appear in the movie. There was actually a lot of debate among our translators regarding the translation’s meaning after the story was posted, but it was ultimately decided that the translation was accurate because the specific word is often used in Japanese to mean “introduce” (in terms of a character that has not appeared before) and because the Japanese wording was odd in the way it was stating that other Pokemon would be in the product. Thanks to Umeko and Heerosferret, we have now determined that the advertisement was simply using ambiguous wording to generate hype (an old marketing strategy). Therefore, I deeply apologize for the misconstrued information.

Despite the above, thanks to Yaminokame, we have recently learned that CoroCoro is going to have a “world-first” announcement in their next issue. In the current December 15th issue’s preview section of the upcoming January 15th issue, there is a little blurb that states: “Pocket Monsters Master of Illusion: Z Quick Report!! Because it’s CoroCoro there is a possibility for a world-first announcement!!” CoroCoro has revealed major news dozens of times before, including new Pokemon to be featured in upcoming movies, so the same may occur this time as well since the “world-first” announcement is concerning the 13th movie and they specifically reference their reputation. The issue will likely be leaked on the Internet between the 10th and 15th, and when it is, we will find out what they are talking about! (A silhouette of a Pokemon is usually what they show first, by the way.) However, there is a possibility the news will simply be something related to the movie’s plot or even some promotional images – there are no guarantees it will be a new Pokemon, as it’s still a bit early in the year. But we should definitely be seeing one in the next few months.

But that’s not all! Pokemon Sunday, which will air two days after the magazine is officially released, has stated through their episode synopsis that they will be announcing something important on their January 17th show during the game segment. What could it be? Well, literally anything, so it may have nothing to do with any of this speculation or CoroCoro‘s announcement. But it may!

It seems like Ash’s main journey in Sinnoh will end soon, as he [spoilers following] has one more badge to obtain and the new opening that aired in Japan yesterday shows off almost all Legendary Pokemon known so far – as if this is supposed to be the last epic opening to the show before something new, such as a 5th generation Pokemon, comes along. It’s also convenient that this new opening is beginning to air around the time all these alleged announcements are coming. Not to mention that Ash’s team will soon be very powerful (as evidenced by the evolutions he has), perhaps meaning he is going to face a big challenge soon (Battle Frontier? Elite Four?). Remember, Masamitsu Hidaka, the old director of the show, stated that the writers begin to evolve Ash’s Pokemon when something big is coming up, and Ash’s team is due for two evolutions soon as the opening shows.

And that’s still not all! In a recent interview with a Japanese newspaper, the president of Nintendo commented that the DS’s successor “[will have] highly detailed graphics” and “a sensor with the ability to read the movements of people playing.” Recently, Gamefreak, the creators of the main Pokemon games, solicited to hire 3D artists. Perhaps they were seeking these employees to help with the 5th generation games since they will be on an apparently powerful 3D handheld. As Gamefreak currently only makes Pokemon games, where else would the 3D artists go? And since it would make sense for the new games to be in the works right now, some Pokemon designs are probably already finished and ready to be advertised. Again, these are just theories… what you would call “speculation.” Not all of the facts are known or can be known. In the past, though, connecting the dots has often lead the Pokemon fandom to discovering patterns and predicting what will happen in the future.

In the article, Nintendo’s president also refused to state an estimated release date for the DS’s successor, instead citing that the DS is selling extremely well now. This implies that the successor will not be released anytime soon, though it is definitely in the horizon. We can probably guess it will be released in 2011, since 2010 is too early and 2012 is too far away for them to even begin dropping hints about their next handheld. If this theory is true, within the next few months we could begin seeing 5th generation Pokemon showcased (if our other news stories haven’t convinced you already, specifically the ones about “Z”). Kecleon, Wailmer, and Azurill were the first 3rd generation Pokemon to be seen, revealed in March 2001 for 2002’s Ruby and Sapphire, and Munchlax was the first 4th generation Pokemon, revealed in May 2004 for 2006’s Diamond and Pearl. We could begin to see silhouettes as soon as this month (though probably later than sooner), with the fully revealed Pokemon later on.

Remember, most of this is just theory based on some facts and speculation. However, CoroCoro will probably reveal something major no matter what, and there will probably be 5th generation Pokemon coming soon no matter what. “Z” is probably a 5th generation Pokemon, and if not, we’ll get something else instead. We’ll see what happens regarding this speculation as the year unfolds!

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Wednesday - January 6th, 2010 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update: Fixed some of the translations and clarified some of the information. Note that there will most likely not be five new Pokemon, but probably two or so represented in multiple sticker sets.

New Pokemon Listed on Sticker Product

In lieu of the previous news story posted here, a second 13th movie advertisement strongly implies that new Pokemon will be in The Master of Illusion: Z. The advertisement, which is for a “Pokemon Seal Battle Piece Collection DP 2010 set,” lists the names of Pokemon that will be released in sets of stickers (“seals”). The ad lists the names of the Pokemon to be included in each sticker set, and at the end of each bullet point, it says, “plus a Pokemon that’s introduced in the movie.”

Additionally, under Piplup’s image above the list, the advertisement specially notes, “The Pokemon (plural) introduced in 2010’s Master of Illusion: Z are in the (sticker) lineup.” This of course implies that more than one new Pokemon or Pokemon Forme will be shown for the first time in the movie! The list below may make you think there are five new Pokemon, but some of them will probably be used in multiple sets.

In past years, similar advertisements have surfaced around this time featuring mystery Pokemon, and these turned out to be new characters (Munchlax, Weavile), new Formes, (Giratina Origin Forme, Shaymin Sky Forme, Spiky Eared Pichu), or Pokemon that hadn’t been officially announced (Arceus). Since all of the 4th Generation Pokemon have been revealed at this point, the only options are new Pokemon or new Formes, and with the enigmatic “Z” in the 13th movie’s tile, a 5th generation Pokemon seems like the most probable option at this point. Thanks go to Frugrow for the image and Bangiras, Dogasu, and Umeko for translating and clarifying this story! All of the evidence now points to there being new Pokemon in the movie!

  • Capsule 1 Master Ball (Entei, Tangrowth, Ninjask, plus a Pokemon that’s introduced in the movie)
  • Capsule 2 Hyper Ball (Suicune, Piplup, Croagunk, Shuppet, plus a Pokemon that’s introduced in the movie)
  • Capsule 3 Super Ball (Pikachu, Raikou, Happiny, Bronzor, plus a Pokemon that’s introduced in the movie)
  • Capsule 4 Monster Ball (Celebi, Mismagius, Mightyena, Togekiss, plus a Pokemon that’s introduced in the movie)
  • Capsule 5 Monster Ball (Celebi, Torterra, Scizor, Infernape, plus a Pokemon that’s introduced in the movie)
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Wednesday - January 6th, 2010 @ 2 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

I actually tried to post this last night but my laptop kept shutting down. I went out to buy a universal AC adapter today so I wouldn’t have power problems anymore and now it stays on. :)

New Pokemon on Merchandise or Lugia and Ho-Oh?

A 13th movie product advertisement for Poke Ball projectors may contain hints for new Pokemon. The ad, which displays Pokemon that are known to be in The Ruler of Illusion: Z such as Celebi, Entei, Suicune, and Raikou, purposefully hides two of the Poke Ball Pokemon with question marks. The text above each question marks says “A Pokemon that will be in the movie.”

When discussing the advertisement last night, we thought the question mark Pokemon may be Lugia and Ho-Oh since they were shown in the first teaser trailer for the 13th movie and are in Master Balls like Celebi (with Ho-Oh’s creations in Ultra Balls, since they are of lesser status). However, it is not often that these types of products purposefully hide known Pokemon. In the past, these question marks turned out to be Pokemon like Shaymin Sky Forme, Giratina Origin Forme, and Spiky Ear Pichu, though on rare occasions they were in fact Pokemon that were already known. So, we can’t really tell either way what the question marks mean until the products are released.

While the Pokemon may turn out to be just Lugia and Ho-Oh, as posted a few days ago, the “master of illusion” (“Z”) may be a new Pokemon or Pokemon Forme that could be revealed in CoroCoro magazine this month (or within the next few months). We have run out of known Legendary Pokemon to use in movies, so it’s probably time to reveal a new Pokemon or Pokemon forme anyway! Thanks go to Frugrow for sending this image to us and Heerosferret for translating!

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Tuesday - December 15th, 2009 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

This is the fifth time in two days people have IM’d me about this, so I figured I would post it since it’s apparently going around. It’s an old video from probably 1999 or 2000 in which a religious speaker makes some rather hilarious claims about Pokemon. I follow Christian values and even I think this guy is out of his mind, but it nevertheless makes for great entertainment. When watching the video, remember that this is just one (misguided) man speaking on one issue and that it is in no way a reflection of the views of religious people, adults, or even parents.

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