Sunday, May 17th, 2009 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Last week's question asked, "Which of the following Pokemon was not revealed before its generation was released?" The correct answer was Skarmory, which came in 1st place - it was not revealed before its generation was released. All of the other Pokemon were "new Pokemon" shown before their respective generations. For example, Duskull was in the second generation Camp Pikachu mini-movie, Bellossom was one of the first Gold and Silver Pokemon shown in CoroCoro and across the internet before the two games were released, Starly and Electivire were shown in previews before Diamond and Pearl came out, etc.

  • Skarmory (16.0%, 929 Votes)
  • Suicune (13.0%, 798 Votes)
  • Kricketot (11.0%, 645 Votes)
  • Starly (11.0%, 639 Votes)
  • Electivire (9.0%, 550 Votes)
  • Volbeat (8.0%, 467 Votes)
  • Blaziken (7.0%, 413 Votes)
  • Wailmer (6.0%, 342 Votes)
  • Duskull (6.0%, 336 Votes)
  • Kecleon (5.0%, 321 Votes)
  • Bellossom (4.0%, 263 Votes)
  • Elekid (4.0%, 225 Votes)
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Friday, May 15th, 2009 @ 2 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Major, major 12th movie spoilers have been exposed in CoroCoro's manga adaptation of the 12th movie. The May issue of the magazine featured part one of the movie's story while the June issue, described below, features part two. Dogasu of Dogasu's Backpack was able to translate all of the key information, and boy is there a lot of interesting details! Some of them don't seem typical of a Pokemon movie.

  • Giratina steps in and saves everyone from the attack Arceus had launched at the end of the first chapter.
  • Dialga sends everyone except Kevin back in time to protect them from Arceus. Sucks to be him, I guess.
  • Ash witness Damos' betrayal of Arceus. Gishin also appears and pulls a lever that causes the ceiling to come crashing down on Arceus.
  • For some reason, Damos has the Jewel of Life on a scepter. Arceus knocks it from his hand and it goes falling into the lake. Back in the present, Team Rocket, of all people, stumble across the scepter.
  • After a prayer from Sheena, Dialga takes everyone back even further in time. There, they're captured by Gishin, who has both a Bronzong and a Heatran. Nobody is shocked that he has a Heatran or anything.
  • Sheena is invited to dinner with Gishin while Ash and his friends are locked in the dungeon with Damos.
  • Damos doesn't seem to be as crazy as he was when he double-crossed Arceus, and Brock guesses that Gishin's Bronzong used Hypnosis to control him.
  • Damos has no idea what "Pokemon" are, and instead refers to the creatures as "Monsters" (kaijuu).
  • Ash's Monferno appears. So does Dawn's Pachirisu.
  • We get a flashback to when Damos helped save Arceus' life.
  • The Notched-Ear Pichu appears and, after Damos talks to it, finds the key to their jail cell and lets them free.
  • The chapter ends with Gishin attacking Arceus, only this time Sheena is in Damos' place.

So Gishin owns Heatran, Sheena takes Damos' place in the past thus altering the timeline, and there is a lot of time traveling and flashbacks. Can this movie get any better? It seriously sounds like they are actually going to do a good job with this one.

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Friday, May 15th, 2009 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Porygon-Z G (bling bling chingling!) and one random holo energy will be given out to players who attend Japan's Gym Challenge tournaments in June. The card is a sort of prerelease promo for the next Japanese set, The Advent of Arceus. Click the thumbnails below for larger images. Part of the Porygon-Z is obstructed by text purposefully by the official Pokemon Card website because they do not want players to know what it does yet. It will probably be released in America next year in our equivalent of the Arceus set.

Japan Gym Challenge Porygon-Z G Promo Japan Gym Challenge Holo Energies

Porygon-Z G - Colorless - HP80
Basic Pokemon (SP)

[Hidden Text]
[CCC] Jump On: 20+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 damage plus 40 more damage.

Weakness: Fighting x2
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1

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Friday, May 15th, 2009 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

As usual, thanks goes to the amazing Xous for drawing the Entei, Suicune, Raikou, and Ho-Oh in the banner! If you can't see Ho-Oh it's because you have a lower screen resolution.

The official Pokemon movie website has posted the third part of the Arceus: Toward a Conquered Time and Space summary. Bangiras has translated it below. If you haven't read the previous summaries, you can check them out here: Time-Traveling to the Past Tid-Bit, Part 2 Summary, Part 1 Summary.

Remember, Heerosferret and I will be seeing this movie on its opening day in Japan and will post a summary right after the first showing! This definitely sounds like it's going to be an exciting movie!

Arceus came to take the Life Jewel. However, Damos used his Pokemon to attack Arceus. Damos did not return the Life Jewel, but in fact betrayed Arceus. After that, much later, Arceus awoke from its sleep. "The time for judgment is here!" Arceus shot orbs of Judgment across the town.

Fierce explosions and and smoke engulfed the town of Michiina. "I'm returning this to you," Damos' descendant Sheena said while holding out the Life Jewel before Arceus. However, Arceus shouted "This is fake!" and stomped on it, crushing it.

"I shall not be deceived by you humans again!" said Arceus, firing shock waves at Sheena. However, in the next instant, space split open and Dialga and Palkia appeared, blocking the shock waves. Sheena and Ash were knocked over by the blast...

What will be the outcome of this battle between "God" Pokemon? It's the first Pokemon movie time skip adventure! Come see the surprise finale of the trilogy!

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 @ 1 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

New magazine scans for HeartGold and SoulSilver have surfaced. The pages might be an insert from Famitsu magazine, since they call themselves "Famichudan," but we are not sure about this yet. Credit goes to True Gaming for the scans and to Bangiras for translating the information below. Click the thumbnails for larger images, which will open in new windows.

In regards to the shiny Pichu that you can download for preordering a 12th movie ticket, "Pikachu-Colored Pichu," it is now confirmed that it will activate an event when transferred from Platinum to the games. The magazine says, "It looks like having Pikachu-Colored Pichu in your party triggers an event with Notched-Ear Pichu." So the Pichu will definitely be a special one like the movie Regigigas last year, which unlocked the caverns of the other Regis in Platinum. This information also confirms that the Notched-Ear Pichu will be in the games and is not just a movie-exclusive character. Considering that the event takes place in Ilex Forest, and this is just speculation, one of the Pichu might have something to do with the GS Ball.

The Arceus section in the scans is just showing its different PokeDex entries in Diamond and Pearl. It also says that in Platinum, you can hear the legend of Arceus from a hiker in the Oreburgh Mine and then later in the Canalave Library when you have the Arceus from the movie event in your party. The legend just summarizes what we already know about the legendaries of Sinnoh in that Arceus is the creator and Dialga, Palkia, and the lake trio were born from it.

Other scenes from the magazine show Team Rocket confronting Gold, the 3D scene where you pick your starter, the Slowpoke Well, and the outside of Kurt's house, most of which were in the CoroCoro scans.

Famitsu? Magazine Scans of HeartGold and SoulSilver Famitsu? Magazine Scans of HeartGold and SoulSilve
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 @ 4 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Be sure to check out the previous news story.

Clearer scans of certain parts of the CoroCoro pages posted yesterday have been released on Japanese image boards. Click the thumbnails below for larger images. The only new information revealed pertains to the first scan (the other four scans are included for completeness and contain nothing new).

The first close-up scan shows Gold in front of Elm's Lab, but also shows the bottom screen of the DS. The bottom screen now displays the in-game menu: "Pokemon," "Bag," "[Your Name]," "Save," and "Options." Instead of having to hit the X-button to pull up the menu, you will now be able to interact with it using your stylus. The page also mentions that when you choose the male or female character, the one you do not choose will support you throughout the game. This is similar to Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum where you encounter your rival and Dawn or Lucas throughout the game. The storyline will probably be changed to accommodate this.

The second close-up shows a clearer picture of Sprout Tower's cut-scene. As mentioned yesterday, when entering a new area like in FireRed and LeafGreen, a graphic of that area will display. This feature will also be in HeartGold and SoulSilver.

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

In all the excitement these past few days I forgot to post the HeartGold and SoulSilver footage that aired on Pokemon Sunday. A graphical improvement to the games will be the addition of wind, which explains what those tall objects are next to each house - weather vanes! After all, Newbark Town's slogan is "The Town Where the Winds of a New Beginning Blow." Click the play button below to watch the clip if you haven't already seen it on YouTube. (Idea for a future Castform: Wind Forme!)

Also, please be advised that the rumors going around right now about the inclusion of a skateboard in the games, a release date of September 11th, Kanto being confirmed, etc. have not been stated by any official source. While some of the rumors could and probably will turn out to be true in the long run, the only information known for sure right now is from CoroCoro, Pokemon Sunday, and both the Yahoo and official Japanese Pokemon websites. No other source has released information or hints concerning the games yet.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 @ 7 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update: Bangiras has looked over the scans thoroughly and has determined there is no other new information. It looks like this is all we're getting for now.

Scans of the June issue of CoroCoro have been released! Click the thumbnails below for larger images of each page and use your left and right arrow keys to scroll through them like a slideshow.

The pages reveal that there will be updated Ken Sugimori artwork for most of the Gold and Silver Pokemon. Since most Pokemon artwork from that generation is almost ten years old, the new artwork will better match the more modern look of Pokemon from the other three generations. Additionally, it appears that instead of redesigning Kris, the female character from the second generation, a completely new female character was created instead. Her name is not known at this time.

In regards to locations from the original games, on the second page under Gold's elbow you can see Sprout Tower's profile shot, which, as when entering new locations in FireRed and LeafGreen, will most likely display when going inside the tower. On the third page under Wobbuffet's tail, Slowpoke Well is shown. Ilex Forest appears to be featured on the bottom of the fifth scan, since Celebi's shrine is present. It also looks as if the Pikachu-Colored Pichu from the 12th movie downloads will play a role in HeartGold and SoulSilver, apparently activating an event within Ilex Forest once transferred over.

No specific release date has been mentioned by any official source yet, though rumors are flying that the games will hit shelves sometime toward the second half of September.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A scan of CoroCoro's front page has been leaked on to the Internet. This month's issue will obviously be discussing HeartGold and SoulSilver, as Ho-Oh and Lugia are shown on the cover. Scans of the issue's contents should be coming in later today, which may reveal some new information on the games. We will have full coverage if and when that happens!

CoroCoro HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Monday, May 11th, 2009 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The next issue of CoroCoro magazine comes out this week. As usual, we will provide speedy translations and information of all new Pokemon information, which this time will most likely concern HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Last week's quiz asked, "Which of the following is not true about the English versions of Gold, Silver, and Crystal?" The correct answer was "The Unown are disturbed by radio waves generated by Team Rocket." It's not the Unown that Team Rocket disturbs, but the Water Pokemon of the Lake of Rage.

  • The Unown are disturbed by radio waves generated by Team Rocket. (33.0%, 1,703 Votes)
  • Slowpoke ended a drought 400 years prior and its tails are chopped off. (13.0%, 673 Votes)
  • Three legendary Pokemon died in a fire and were revived. (12.0%, 605 Votes)
  • Red's Pikachu is over Level 80. (11.0%, 548 Votes)
  • Your rival is evil and steals his starter. (8.0%, 431 Votes)
  • The Tin and Brass Towers are 700 years old. (8.0%, 412 Votes)
  • You get Surf from the director of the Kimono Girls with the 5 Eeveelutions. (7.0%, 342 Votes)
  • Team Rocket is revived and then disbanded. (5.0%, 275 Votes)
  • Olivine City has a lighthouse that Jasmine makes reference to in DPPt. (4.0%, 208 Votes)
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