Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 @ 7 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Double Crisis Booster Pack

We have received additional exclusive photos of CoroCoro magazine and some further Double Crisis information ahead of the official Pokemon Card website's update! The card translations are below thanks to Bangiras!

The Team Aqua and Team Magma cards in this set will be marked with the team's logo in the background of the card. The image of the character who owns the Pokemon is also in the bottom-right corner of the card, being Grunts in the cases of Sharpedo and Camerupt. Perhaps admins like Matt and Tabitha will own some of the Pokemon in the set as well?

It appears Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX is #006/034 and Team Magma's Groudon-EX is #015/034, meaning they are not secret rares. The clearer images also confirms their translations from our last news story.

Double Crisis will feature 34 cards and comes in 6-card booster packs with one guaranteed holo in each pack.

Team Aqua's Sharpedo from Double Crisis

Team Aqua's Sharpedo - Darkness - HP90
Stage 1 - Evolves from Team Aqua's Carvanha

Ability: Aqua Search
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may search your deck for a Pokemon with Team Aqua in its name, show it to your opponent, and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward. (Note: May be inaccurate, text is hard to make out.)

[D][C][C] Sharp Fang: 70 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Team Magma's Camerupt from Double Crisis

Team Magma's Camerupt - Fire - HP110
Stage 1 - Evolves from Team Magma's Numel

Ability: Burndraft
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may choose 1 [R] or [D] Energy card from your discard pile and attach it to this Pokemon.

[R][C][C] Fireball: 60 damage. Move 1 Basic Energy attached to this Pokemon to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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


Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX from Double Crisis

Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX - Water - HP190
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Saver
If there are 4 or less Pokemon in play with Team Aqua in their name, this Pokemon can't attack.

[W][W][W][C]: Aqua Impact: 80+ damage. Does 20 more damage for each [C] in your opponent's Active Pokemon's Retreat Cost.

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

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


Team Magma's Groudon-EX from Double Crisis

Team Magma's Groudon-EX - Fighting - HP190
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Saver
If there are 4 or less Pokemon in play with Team Magma in their name, this Pokemon can't attack.

[F][F][F][C] Magma Quake: 80+ damage. If your opponent's Active Pokemon has any damage counters on it, this attack does 80 more damage.

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

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

Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 @ 7 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon.com has officially revealed Hoopa and its Ken Sugimori artwork! However, no distribution details have been announced yet. As we've covered news about Hoopa since last year, there aren't any new details we don't already know about.

Hoopa Ken Sugimori Artwork
Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 @ 6 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Pokemon Shuffle

Today's Nintendo Direct has announced that a new Pokemon puzzle game akin to Pokemon Battle Trozei will be released in the 3DS eShop this February: Pokemon Shuffle.

In the game you shuffle Pokemon tiles around to match and clear them within a certain amount of moves. As you clear a Pokemon's tiles, they fire attacks at the enemy Pokemon you are facing on the top screen, allowing you to weaken that Pokemon. When you reduce that Pokemon's HP to 0, you win the round.

Only four Pokemon are available on the tile screen at any given time and they are your Pokemon. Like the actual games, you can choose which Pokemon to use and they each have a type. To deal the most damage possible within the amount of moves you are given, you should, for example, try to clear Squirtle tiles if you are facing off against a Charmander. As you progress through the game, your Pokemon tiles will level up, evolve, and will also be able to Mega Evolve, allowing you to do even more damage to stronger foes. You can also use various items to help you deal damage more effectively. It's a puzzle game combined with Pokemon battling, essentially.

Pokemon Shuffle will be free to play but if you lose you either have to wait 10 minutes to play again or pay, meaning there are in-app purchases. The items will also cost money.

A Charizard amiibo was also announced for release in North America this spring.

Update (6:30): The New Nintendo 3DS will be released in Europe and North America February 13th, with America only getting the New Nintendo 3DS XL model. The New Nintendo 3DS in Europe will launch with a new "Nintendo Anime Channel" that features the Pokemon anime. It is unknown how many episodes there will be, but it could be like Pokemon.com and the Pokemon TV app where only a limited selection of episodes are available at any given time.

Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^

Monday, January 12th, 2015 @ 9 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

We have received photos of CoroCoro magazine, revealing Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX and Team Magma's Groudon-EX from Double Crisis!

Both Pokemon require four Team Aqua or Team Magma Pokemon in play in order to use them, so this means the rest of the Pokemon will be owner's Pokemon as well. Furthermore, since the star Pokemon-EX of this set are restricted by the Aqua and Magma limitation, it may be an indicator that Double Crisis is an inclusive, "gimmicky" set intended more for collectors than players. The card art further supports this, with Kyogre and Groudon sharing the spotlight with several other Aqua and Magma Pokemon, Matt, Shelly, Tabitha, and Courtney, plus featuring a different art style than usual.

Thanks goes to Franco T. for the translations below! The 34 card mini-set will be released in Japan on January 30th and in America on March 25th, and we'll of course have scans and translations before then! Stay tuned!

Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX from Double Crisis

Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX - Water - HP190
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Saver
If there are less than 4 Pokemon in play with Team Aqua in their name, this Pokemon can't attack. (Note: Translation may be inaccurate due to blurry text.)

[W][W][W][C]: Aqua Impact: 80+ damage. Does 20 more damage for each [C] in your opponent's Active Pokemon's Retreat Cost.

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

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


Team Magma's Groudon-EX from Double Crisis

Team Magma's Groudon-EX - Fighting - HP190
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Saver
If there are less than 4 Pokemon in play with Team Magma in their name, this Pokemon can't attack. (Note: Translation may be inaccurate due to blurry text.)

[F][F][F][C] Magma Quake: 80+ damage. If your opponent's Active Pokemon has any damage counters on it, this attack does 80 more damage.

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

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

Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

As expected, leaks of CoroCoro have revealed that Hoopa will be joining Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, and shiny Mega Rayquaza in movie 18 - the title of the film is The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa. The film will premiere in Japanese theaters on July 18th.

The magazine questions what the "archdjinn" could be. While Hoopa is classified in the video games as the "Mischief Pokemon," its new form, "Hoopa Unbound," is classified as the "Djinn Pokemon." So the movie title is obviously referencing its new form - the "highest" djinn of them all, an "archdjinn," like an "archangel." Djinn are supernatural creatures / spirits in Islamic and Arabian mythology - "genies."

CoroCoro also reveals that Hoopa likes donuts because of their ring shape, meaning Hoopa is yet another movie Pokemon in love with a certain food (Celebi and berries, Lucario and chocolate, Victini and macrons). Hoopa's Ken Sugimori artwork was also revealed.

In gaming news, the magazine reveals that a shiny Rayquaza is to be distributed at Japan's World Hobby Fair from January 18th to February 8th. It is Level 70 and knows Dragon Pulse, Thunder, Twister, and Extreme Speed. Hopefully we'll get it overseas too?

Hoopa in CoroCoro Hoopa in CoroCoro Rayquaza in CoroCoro
Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (Wednesday, 1/15) - Kingdra is XY39.

It was probably going to be revealed ahead of prereleases anyway, but another social media leak has revealed that Primal Clash's prerelease promo is an alternate artwork version of Ancient Trait Kingdra. We're not sure what promo number it is.

Primal Clash prereleases will take place January 24th, 25th, 31st, and February 1st. To find one near you, use Pokemon.com's event locator. The set's booster packs will officially be released in stores February 4th.

Kingdra XY Promo
Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Double Crisis Mini-Set

The logo and official set description for Double Crisis have been revealed! The description confirms that two of the set's eight holo cards are Kyogre-EX and Groudon-EX, though they may actually be owner's Pokemon:

Two teams of villains emerge from their hideouts to clash over the fate of the world in Pokemon TCG: Double Crisis! Team Aqua brings sheer brawn and willpower while Team Magma leverages logic, and both are willing to move land and sea to accomplish their goals. While Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX rampages against Team Magma's Groudon-EX, their rival ambitions could change the Hoenn region forever!

It is unclear if the set's descriptions means that the cards are literally named "Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX" and "Team Magma's Groudon-EX," as has been the case with sets like EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua, or if the description is just clarifying which team is after which Pokemon and they're really just named "Kyogre-EX" and "Groudon-EX." Since the set pits the two teams against each other, it could be the first case. What do you think?

As we first posted last month, the 28-card Double Crisis mini-set will come in a Team Aqua or Team Magma-themed box. Each box contains a collector's pin and coin featuring the Team Aqua or Team Magma logo as well as four 7-card Double Crisis booster packs. The boxes will be released on March 25th in stores (though with our luck lately, we could see it several weeks before then :p). The set will first release in Japan on January 30th.

Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^

Thursday, January 1st, 2015 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Hoenn Region's Collector's Album

After some detective work, we've finally solved the mystery! Scans of Primal Clash have been leaking over the past few weeks because the "Hoenn Region's Collector's Album" is now available at some Target stores! We're not sure if the product is being sold early by mistake or if its release was just moved ahead of schedule, especially since product releases tend to vary so wildly. However, at least three people who have contacted us have been able to check them out through Target's registers, so they're definitely being sold at at least some of the stores.

We first announced the Hoenn Region's Collector's Album in October. It is a mini-binder that holds 60 cards and comes with one Primal Clash booster pack. It costs $4.99. Unlike the Furious Fists leaks in July where the "Mega Charizard Boxes" that were sold early came with three booster packs of Furious Fists, this leak will probably be much slower since the albums only come with one Primal Clash pack.

We now have ALL Primal Clash scans with a huge thanks to Bryan's Toy Haven, Chris H., Michael H., Taylor M., James F., Ethan P., SuperOshawott, Kyle P., Anthony P., Jose F., Anstett E., Zach G., Harry P., Bryan H., Shayne K., Chris H., TheHipHoppip, WaterAndGrass, Allproductssoldhere, and TeamPV!

Weedle from Primal Clash Kakuna from Primal Clash Beedrill from Primal Clash Tangela from Primal Clash Tangrowth from Primal Clash Treecko from Primal Clash Grovyle from Primal Clash Sceptile from Primal Clash Sceptile from Primal Clash Lotad from Primal Clash Lombre from Primal Clash Ludicolo from Primal Clash Surskit from Primal Clash Masquerain from Primal Clash Shroomish from Primal Clash Breloom from Primal Clash Volbeat from Primal Clash Illumise from Primal Clash Trevenant-EX from Primal Clash Vulpix from Primal Clash Ninetales from Primal Clash Slugma from Primal Clash Magcargo from Primal Clash Magcargo from Primal Clash Torchic from Primal Clash Torchic from Primal Clash Combusken from Primal Clash Blaziken from Primal Clash Camerupt-EX from Primal Clash Horsea from Primal Clash Seadra from Primal Clash Staryu from Primal Clash Mudkip from Primal Clash Marshtomp from Primal Clash Swampert from Primal Clash Swampert from Primal Clash Primal Clash Wailord-EX from Primal Clash Barboach from Primal Clash Whiscash from Primal Clash Whiscash from Primal Clash Corphish from Primal Clash Feebas from Primal Clash Milotic from Primal Clash Spheal from Primal Clash Spheal from Primal Clash Sealeo from Primal Clash Walrein from Primal Clash Clamperl from Primal Clash Huntail from Primal Clash Gorebyss from Primal Clash Gorebyss from Primal Clash Primal Clash Kyogre-EX from Primal Clash Primal Kyogre-EX from Primal Clash Manaphy from Primal Clash Chinchou from Primal Clash Lanturn from Primal Clash Electrike from Primal Clash Primal Clash Manectric from Primal Clash Tynamo from Primal Clash Eelektrik from Primal Clash Primal Clash Eelektross from Primal Clash Nidoran F from Primal Clash Nidorina from Primal Clash Nidoqueen from Primal Clash Primal Clash Primal Clash Primal Clash Primal Clash Starmie from Primal Clash Rhyhorn from Primal Clash Rhydon from Primal Clash Rhyperior from Primal Clash Rhyperior from Primal Clash Nosepass from Primal Clash Meditite from Primal Clash Medicham from Primal Clash Medicham from Primal Clash Trapinch from Primal Clash Solrock from Primal Clash Groudon from Primal Clash Groudon-EX from Primal Clash Primal Groudon-EX from Primal Clash Hippopotas from Primal Clash Hippowdon from Primal Clash Drilbur from Primal Clash Diggersby from Primal Clash Sharpedo-EX from Primal Clash Crawdaunt from Primal Clash Aggron-EX from Primal Clash M Aggron-EX from Primal Clash Probopass from Primal Clash Excadrill from Primal Clash Excadrill from Primal Clash Honedge from Primal Clash Doublade from Primal Clash Aegislash from Primal Clash Mr. Mime from Primal Clash Marill from Primal Clash Azumarill from Primal Clash Azumarill from Primal Clash Gardevoir-EX from Primal Clash M Gardevoir-EX from Primal Clash Kingdra from Primal Clash Kingdra from Primal Clash Vibrava from Primal Clash Flygon from Primal Clash Zigzagoon from Primal Clash Linoone from Primal Clash Skitty from Primal Clash Delcatty from Primal Clash Spinda from Primal Clash Bidoof from Primal Clash Primal Clash Bibarel from Primal Clash Bouffalant from Primal Clash Primal Clash Primal Clash Acro Bike from Primal Clash Aggron Spirit Link from Primal Clash Archie's Ace in the Hole from Primal Clash Dive Ball from Primal Clash Energy Retrieval from Primal Clash Escape Rope from Primal Clash Exp. Share from Primal Clash Fresh Water Set from Primal Clash Gardevoir Spirit Link from Primal Clash Groudon Spirit Link from Primal Clash Kyogre Spirit Link from Primal Clash Maxie's Hidden Ball Trick from Primal Clash Professor Birch's Observations from Primal Clash Rare Candy from Primal Clash Repeat Ball from Primal Clash Rough Seas from Primal Clash Scorched Earth from Primal Clash Shrine of Memories from Primal Clash Silent Lab from Primal Clash Teammates from Primal Clash Weakness Policy from Primal Clash Shield Energy from Primal Clash Wonder Energy from Primal Clash Trevenant-EX from Primal Clash Camerupt-EX from Primal Clash Wailord-EX from Primal Clash Primal Kyogre-EX from Primal Clash Primal Kyogre-EX from Primal Clash Groudon-EX from Primal Clash Primal Groudon-EX from Primal Clash Sharpedo-EX from Primal Clash Aggron-EX from Primal Clash M Aggron-EX from Primal Clash Gardevoir-EX from Primal Clash M Gardevoir-EX from Primal Clash Archie's Ace in the Hole from Primal Clash Maxie's Hidden Ball Trick from Primal Clash Professor Birch's Observation from Primal Clash Teammates from Primal Clash Dive Ball from Primal Clash Enhanced Hammer from Primal Clash Switch from Primal Clash Weakness Policy from Primal Clash
Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^

Sunday, December 28th, 2014 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (1/1/2015, 5:30 PM): And now Trevenant-EX's full art has leaked online from a different person, as you can see below. It's #145/160. I wonder how these leaks keep happening and if the product is available early somewhere.

Continuing the early leaks of Primal Clash, today English scans of Camerupt-EX (#29/160), Sharpedo-EX, and M Gardevoir-EX (#156/160) were leaked to the net by yet another person who somehow managed to get the cards early. Last month, Wailord-EX, Trevenant-EX, and M Aggron-EX were revealed before Gaia Volcano and Tidal Storm were even released, followed by Whiscash. Primal Clash will be released in the United States on February 4th while prereleases will take place the two weekends prior.

Trevenant-EX from Primal Clash Camerupt-EX from Primal Clash Kyogre-EX from Primal Clash Primal Kyogre-EX from Primal Clash Groudon-EX from Primal Clash Primal Groudon-EX from Primal Clash Sharpedo-EX from Primal Clash Trevenant-EX from Primal Clash Wailord-EX from Primal Clash M Aggron-EX from Primal Clash M Gardevoir-EX from Primal Clash
Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Merry Christmas Eve! Hopefully the child with blood red eyes won't stop me from delivering my super late Christmas present to you guys next month...

Both the "Mega Diancie-EX Premium Collection" and "Gallade-EX Box" are now available early at some Target stores for you late Christmas shoppers (presumably Gallade is marketed toward boys and Diancie toward girls).

Diancie's box comes with a holo M Diancie-EX promo (XY44), a jumbo version of the same card, a holo Diancie-EX promo (XY43), a "brilliant and shining" Mega Diancie collector's pin, six booster packs, and a Mega Diancie coin. It costs $39.99.

Gallade's box comes with a holo Gallade-EX promo (XY45), a jumbo version, and four booster packs. It costs $19.99.

A huge thanks goes to PkmnEvolutionaries and JR Madison for sending us all the photos below!

XY43 Diancie-EX XY44 M Diancie-EX Diancie-EX Cards Diancie Pin Diancie Coin Diancie Coin
XY45 Gallade-EX Gallade-EX Cards Gallade-EX Box
Post a Comment on PB's Forums  /  Register to Comment  /  News Story LinkTop ^




Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional!

Valid CSS!