Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Today's "Super Smash Bros. Direct" has revealed that Lucario's attacks are much stronger in this game than in Brawl. However, players will need to be careful since the increased power boost Lucario gains when it is damaged could cause Lucario to fall off the stage. Using the Smash Ball with Lucario will allow it to Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario. As Mega Lucario, all of Lucario's aura attacks will do the maximum amount of damage.

Greninja is a brand new playable character in the game. It can use Water Shuriken, Substitute, and its tongue to attack. Charizard will also be a playable character and can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X with the Smash Ball.

The Master Ball will also make its debut as an item. It only releases rare or Legendary Pokemon. Confirmed Poke Ball Pokemon that will appear in the game include Meowth, Electrode, Entei, Arceus, Victini, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Fennekin, Gogoat, and Xerneas.

Mega Lucario in Smash Bros Greninja in Smash Bros Greninja in Smash Bros Charizard in Smash Bros Charizard in Smash Bros Arceus in Smash Bros Keldeo in Smash Bros
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Flashfire's prerelease promo is Dragalge, an alternate art version of the one in the set. The artwork is currently English-exclusive and has not been released in Japan yet. It has also been revealed that XY11 Skiddo and XY12 Honedge will be the promos included in the Flashfire blister packs.

Flashfire Dragalge Promo Skiddo Promo Honedge Promo
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Monday, April 7th, 2014 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon has announced the English title of the 17th movie - Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction - and has also released an English dubbed version of the trailer that debuted in Japan a few weeks ago. It is currently unknown when or where the English film will premiere.

Diancie is pronounced "Dee-an-see," the diamond is called the "Heart Diamond," and the Dialand is called the "Diamond Domain."

In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as ruler. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. While seeking help from the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas, Diancie encounters a group of thieves who want to take control of its diamond-producing power—and who awaken the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal from its cocoon in the process! Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power, stop Yveltal's rampage, and save the Diamond Domain?

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Friday, April 4th, 2014 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

TPCi has announced that it is looking for expert Pokemon fans to commentate at Nationals and Worlds for TCG and video game matches. Fans 18 and up can upload video auditions to YouTube demonstrating their Pokemon knowledge and charisma. Full details in the press release:

Jigglypuff Singing

The Pokémon Company International is looking for talented and knowledgeable Pokémon fans to lead live commentary at the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships and the Pokémon World Championships. Chosen commentators will be making an appearance on-screen at the events, which will be streamed live to thousands of Pokémon fans around the world, and will have their travel and hotel costs covered by The Pokémon Company International.

Auditions are open to US residents who are at least 18 years old and who can attend both the US National Championships, July 4-6 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the World Championships, August 15-17 in Washington, D.C.

To be considered, entrants must submit an audition video where they commentate solo or with a partner on a Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, or Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) match. The recorded video must then be posted to YouTube with the title "Play! Pokémon Commentary Audition: [YOUR NAME]". Once the video is posted, entrants need to email auditions@pokemon.com with the following information:

Email subject: Commentary Audition for [YOUR NAME]
Name:
TCG or Video Game:
Audition YouTube Link:
Pokémon event experience:
Additional comments:

All submissions must be posted online with information sent no later than April 21, 2014. As this is an audition and not a contest, The Pokémon Company International does not guarantee that any one person will be chosen from submitted entries.

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Friday, April 4th, 2014 @ 7 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Starting April 19th, players who pre-order a ticket to The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie or purchase over 800 yen in PTCG product will receive a broken glass holo Darkrai promo. Its translation is below thanks to Franco T.

Two new Pikachu promos have also been revealed. Elementary school students who attend a J-League soccer game in the last week of April or first week of May will receive one of the two alternate artwork cards. (*coughagediscriminationcough*)

Darkrai Movie Promo

Darkrai - Darkness - HP120
Basic Pokemon

[D][C] Hypnotic Wave: 30 damage. The opponent's Active Pokemon is now Asleep.
[D][D][C] Deep Wind: 60+ damage. If the opponent's Active Pokemon is Asleep, this attack does 60 more damage and heal 30 HP from this Pokemon.

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


Darkrai Movie PromoPitch's Pikachu - Lightning - HP70
Basic Pokemon

[L][L][C] Pika Shoot: 100 damage. Discard all Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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

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Monday, March 31st, 2014 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Google has announced a "Pokemon Challenge" for their Google Maps app. If you participate in the challenge, Pokemon will begin to appear all over the map: your goal is to find and capture all 150 of them. The Pokemon Trainers who capture all of them by April 2nd will be invited to Google HQ to battle other Pokemon Trainers for the job title of "Pokemon Master," as explained in the video below.

To begin the challenge, open the Google Maps app and hit "Search," where you'll see a "Start" option with a Poke Ball icon. Pokemon sprites will begin to appear all over the map and you can begin to capture them. Like the real games, you can track your progress with a built-in Pokedex.

So who's going to capture all of them, defeat all Trainers invited to Google HQ, and then score a "Pokemon Master" job at Google? Will it be you?! Unfortunately it won't be anyone, as this is Google's annual April Fools joke (the job part, that is). :p

Google Maps Pokemon Challenge Google Maps Pokemon Challenge Google Maps Pokemon Challenge
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Sunday, March 30th, 2014 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Steve P's Deck List Program

It took over a week, but I've completely updated SteveP's deck list program with the latest sets, promos, Modified-legal cards, and XY Pokemon. SteveP has officially abandoned the program, but I will be updating it from now on. You can find it in the left menu under TCG as usual.

For those of you who do not know, the program allows you to create and print official deck lists for tournaments so that you don't have to write them out, saving you and the tournament tons of time.

If you find any errors, please let me know in this thread.

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon has revealed M Charizard-EX (#13/106), Pyroar (#20/106), and M Charizard-EX (#69/106) from the English Flashfire set. The set will hit store shelves May 7th and is our equivalent of Japan's Wild Blaze, which was just released two weeks ago.

M Charizard-EX from Flashfire Pyroar from Flashfire M Charizard-EX from Flashfire
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 @ 12 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Chesnaught-EX, Delphox-EX, and Greninja-EX will be featured as holo promos in June's set of "Kalos Power Tins." The featured Pokemon may be the XY-P promos of the three that have been released in Japan over the past few months, which are re-posted below. Each tin will come with four booster packs and a TCGO card. The artwork on the tins comes from the XY Beginning Set, though there are no Pokemon-EX in that product.

Kalos Power Tins

Chesnaught-EX XY CardChesnaught-EX – Grass – HP180
Basic Pokemon

[G][C][C] Pin Missile: 40x damage. Flip 4 coins. This attack deals 40 damage times the number of heads.
[G][G][C][C] Wild Tackle: 120 damage. This Pokemon does 20 damage to itself.

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

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Delphox-EX PromoDelphox-EX - Fire - HP170
Basic Pokemon

[R] Psybeam: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokemon is now Confused.
[R][C][C][C] Wonder Flare: 80+ damage. Your opponent reveals his or her hand. This attack does 40 more damage for each Energy card you find there.

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

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


Greninja-EX XY CardGreninja-EX – Water – HP170
Basic Pokemon

[W] Sharpshooting: This attack does 30 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon (do not apply Weakness and Resistance to Benched Pokemon).
[W][W][C] Aqua Blast: 120 damage. Discard 1 Water Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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

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

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Monday, March 24th, 2014 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Japan's XY3 set will be named Rising Fist and will be released on June 14th. The set will have at least 96 cards. No other information is known about the set at this time aside from the probability it will feature Lucario-EX and M Lucario-EX, as hinted by its booster pack. There's also a strong possibility it will focus on Fighting-type Pokemon like Fire-types in Wild Blaze - will every future XY set focus on a Mega Evolution and its primary type?

On the same day, a "Mega Lucario Box" will also be released. It will come packaged with 15 cards: a holo Hawlucha-EX, two of a new Special Energy called "Strong Energy" (pictured below), 10 Fighting Energy, 1x Shauna, and 1x Tierno. It will also come with eight Rising Fist booster packs, a player's guide, and a storage box featuring Hawlucha, Machamp, Landorus, and Mega Lucario on it (which means they will probably be in the set too). The package will retail for 1,480 yen. Thanks goes to Puddizzle and Viper.Fox for the translations!

A 32-pack of Mega Lucario sleeves will also be released on June 14th for 362 yen. No picture of the actual sleeves is available at this time.

To discuss this upcoming set, check out this thread on our forums.

XY3 Rising Fist Mega Lucario Box
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