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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new commercial for Emerald Break has revealed Ancient Trait Altaria, a regular Altaria, and Nincada, though they're quite blurry. Thanks goes to Mia V. for the translations! The set will be released on March 14th in Japan, so we'll have full scans and translations in two weeks!

Emerald Break Ancient Trait Altaria

Altaria - Colorless - HP??
Stage 1 - Evolves from Swablu

Δ Evolution: Once during your turn (before your attack), you may play this card from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon even if that Pokemon was put into play this turn or if it's your first turn.

Ability: ???

[C][C] Wing Attack: 30 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Emerald Break Altaria Emerald Break Altaria

Altaria - Dragon - HP80
Stage 1 - Evolves from Swablu

[C] Echo Song: Effect too blurry.
[C][C] Midnight Eyes: 30 damage. Your opponent's Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Emerald Break Nincada

Nincada - Grass - HP40
Basic Pokemon

[C] Tiny Needle: 20 damage. Effect too blurry.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Have any spare change lying between the couch cushions? A store has put up an extremely rare lot of nine Base Set 1st edition booster boxes for a whopping $119,000! (Though you can make a lower offer.) A booster box of Base Set is hard to find, let alone a 1st edition lot, so this is a pretty rare occasion. Getting a college diploma costs about as much as these boxes, but at least if you go this route the paper might actually be worth something. :p

Base Set Booster Boxes
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

For those of you who haven't received the Eon Ticket yet, Pokemon.com will be distributing a serial code to download it between this Friday and Monday (February 27th to March 2nd). The ticket allows you to encounter Latias in Omega Ruby and Latios in Alpha Sapphire. If you've already received the Eon Ticket through StreetPass, you won't be able to download it again.

Eon Ticket Relay
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Friday, February 20th, 2015 @ 9 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Following Regirock's release in February, Salamence will be the promo included in CoroCoro Ichiban's May issue. Thanks goes to Vincent and hamu_ex for the translation!

Salamence in CoroCoro Ichiban

Salamence - Dragon - HP150
Stage 2 - Evolves from Shelgon

Δ Evolution: Once during your turn (before your attack), you may play this card from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon even if that Pokemon was put into play this turn or if it's your first turn.

[C] Summon Minions: Search your deck for up to 3 Basic Pokemon and put them onto your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterward.
[R][W][C][C] Dragon Pulse: 130 damage. Discard the top card from your deck.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 @ 12 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Pokemon Shuffle

The 3DS eShop game, Pokemon Shuffle, is now available for download in North America, Europe, and Australia. It is a puzzle-matching game similar in idea to Pokemon Trozei, as we covered before.

Shuffle is free to download, but it's a "freemium" game. In order to play through it, you either have to spend real money on "jewels" or wait to continue playing. One jewel costs $0.99, six cost $4.99, 12 cost $8.99, 35 cost $24.99, and 75 cost $47.99.

Jewels are used to buy "hearts" in the game, with each stage costing one heart to play. One jewel equals five hearts ($0.99 / 5 stages), three equal 18, six equal 38, and 12 equal 80 ($8.99 / 80 stages). That should give you an idea how much it costs to play, though jewels are also used to buy items in the game (via coins), so you will probably spend your jewels toward those as well. When you are under five hearts, you will get a free heart every 30 minutes. You can also get some hearts in-game for free.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Bandai Namco Games has posted the first extended trailer for Pokken Tournament to their YouTube channel. It showcases all of the characters revealed thus far as well as some game features. Check it out!

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Sunday, February 15th, 2015 @ 5 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

As has been the case since 2004, Shakespeare has now scanned Primal Clash properly, replacing all of the prerelease scans that readers kindly sent in back in January. Thanks also goes to BigfootAUS for assisting me with the editing - took us almost 15 hours combined!

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Saturday, February 14th, 2015 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The St. Louis Regionals are currently being streamed! Today, the TCG matches will stream approximately between 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM EST and then later on between 7:00 PM EST and 11:30 PM EST. The VGC matches will be covered from 3:30 PM EST and 7:00 PM EST.

Tomorrow, VGC will stream between 11:00 AM EST and 2:00 PM EST and then TCG will take over between 2:00 PM EST and 8:00 PM EST.

To view the stream, click here.

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Friday, February 13th, 2015 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update #2 (11:00 PM) - Togekiss and Salamence are in the set. | Update (8:30 PM) - Corrected Shaymin-EX's Ability. The card's image is very blurry. :p

Several cards have been revealed from Emerald Break by the official Japanese Pokemon card site, including a very interesting Stadium card! We also received a partial peek at M Rayquaza-EX from the set's accompanying Battle Deck Mega Rayquaza-EX. Thanks goes to Vincent for the translations!

To discuss this news, check out this forum thread!

Shaymin-EX Emerald Break

Shaymin-EX - Colorless - HP110
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Setup
Once during your turn (before your attack), when you play this Pokemon from your hand to your Bench, you may draw cards until you have 6 cards in your hand.

[C][C] Sky Return: 30 damage. Return this Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your hand.

When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Unfezant Emerald Break

Unfezant - Colorless - HP140
Stage 2 - Evolves from Tranquil

Δ Evolution: Once during your turn (before your attack), you may play this card from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon even if that Pokemon was put into play this turn or if it's your first turn.

[C][C] Feather Dance: If this Pokemon attacks next turn, its attacks do 80 more damage.
[C][C][C] Sky Attack: 120 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this attack fails.

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


Swellow Emerald Break

Swellow - Colorless - HP90
Stage 1 - Evolves from Taillow

Δ Plus: Take 1 more Prize card if your opponent's Pokemon is Knocked Out by damage from this Pokemon's attacks.

[C][C] Peck: 30 damage.
[C][C][C] Wing Attack: 50 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Skarmory Emerald Break

Skarmory - Colorless - HP100
Basic Pokemon

[C] Search for your deck for up to 2 Basic Pokemon and put them on your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterward.
[C][C] 30+ damage. Does 30 more damage if there is a Stadium in play.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Wingull Emerald Break

Wingull - Water - HP60
Basic Pokemon

[W] Water Gun: 10 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Natu Emerald Break

Natu - Psychic - HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C] Peck: 10 damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Winona Emerald Break

Winona - Trainer
Supporter

Search for your deck for up to 3 [C] Pokemon and put them into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Skyfield Gym Emerald Break

Skyfield - Trainer
Stadium

Both players may have up to 8 Benched Pokemon.

If this Stadium card is no longer in play, each player discards their Benched Pokemon (and all cards attached to them) until there are 5 Benched Pokemon left.

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.


M Latios-EX Emerald Break

M Latios-EX - Dragon - HP220?
Mega Evolution - Evolves from Latios-EX

When 1 of your Pokemon becomes a Mega Evolution, your turn ends.

[W][P][C] Sonic Ace: ???

When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: ?
Retreat: ?


M Rayquaza-EX Emerald Break

M Rayquaza-EX - Dragon - HP230
Mega Evolution - Evolves from Rayquaza-EX

When 1 of your Pokemon becomes a Mega Evolution, your turn ends.

Δ Wild: Damage done to this Pokemon by attacks from your opponent's [G], [R], [W], and [L] Pokemon is reduced by 20.

When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

[?] Dragon Ascent: 300 damage. Unknown effect, but probably blows up the table.


Those who participate in Japan's Rayquaza Mega Battle tournaments will receive a Swampert-EX promo and a Mega Turbo promo if they perform well in qualifying tournaments. This is the same Mega Turbo we mentioned the other day for Roaring Skies, though it turns out it's just a regular Item card, not an Energy card.

Swampert-EX Promo

Swampert-EX - Water - HP180
Basic Pokemon

[W][C][C] 40+ damage. Reveal the top 4 cards of your deck. This attack does 40 more damage for each [W] Energy you find. Shuffle the 4 cards back into your deck.
[W][w][C][C] Hydro Tackle: 120 damage. This Pokemon does 20 damage to itself.

When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Mega Turbo Promo

Mega Turbo - Trainer
Item

Attach 1 basic Energy card from your discard pile to 1 of your Mega Evolved Pokemon in play.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

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Friday, February 13th, 2015 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Rayquaza Spirit Link

Rayquaza Spirit Link - Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn't already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

Your turn does not end if the Pokemon this card is attached to becomes M Rayquaza-EX.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Steven FA

Steven - Trainer
Supporter

Search your deck for 1 Supporter card and 1 basic Energy card, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

Those who purchase five booster packs of Emerald Break from Pokemon Centers in Japan will receive a stamped Emerald Break promo of Rayquaza Spirit Link. A stamped Muscle Band will also be given out to those who purchase the M Rayquaza-EX deck. And as posted before, fans will receive Steven when they buy two booster boxes of the set.

Pikachu and Goomy sleeves will also be released with the set on March 14th. The advertisement for them specifically mentions that customers will only be able to purchase 10 packs each. This is an obvious effort to deter Pokemon Center scalpers, which have been heavily criticized on Twitter recently after many cleared out plushes and sleeves from Tokyo's new Pokemon Center, only to sell them for outrageous prices online.

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