EDIT #1:For those of you who want to hear Veronica Taylor, Ash's original voice actor, check out the anime movie Grave of the Fireflies tonight at 7 PM on Turner Classic Movies. She plays the mother in the movie, and the movie itself is pretty good (it's about World War II and two children who have to live through it - it's done by Studio Ghibli, the same company that animated Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, etc.).
I am so tired... I spent all day working on the following two site updates. I need water and someone to knock into my head that I should be doing schoolwork instead of Pokemon. :p
Modified Carddex Revamped - Geeez! This took so long to do! I watched My Neighbor Totoro twice on DVD, Freaky Friday once (on Disney Channel), and Jirachi Wishmaker (on Cartoon Network) while doing just this. Anyways, the Modified Carddex has been re-done, including new search features, EX Dragon Frontiers, and fixed card names. When you go to the Carddex, be sure to check out the left pullout menu, as that will help you organize the cards better when you want to look for something. If you have any suggestions or spot any errors, please post in this thread! Also, the Carddex is now at an easier-to-access address, which is http://www.pokebeach.com/cdex. You can check out the Modified Format Carddex by [clicking here]!
Base Set Scans Finished - And we are only eight years late! Thanks to Shakespeare, who scanned the cards, we now have all 1st Edition Base Set shadowless (ultra rare and expensive) (can I throw in any more adjectives?) scans, including the red cheek Pikachu. Check out the nostalgic cards by [clicking here]! Expect Jungle or EX Legend Maker next!
EDIT #2:For those of you on the west coast, Jirachi Wishmaker just started (at 5:00 PM) on Cartoon Network.
EDIT #1: Tonight at 6:00 PM on Cartoon Network will be two new episodes of Pokemon. Right now, there is a Pokemon marathon going on as well, featuring recent Battle Frontier episodes. Be sure to tune in to Cartoon Network!
I will add to this update later. Thank goodness I get today off!
New PCG: DP Images - I have added a new Lucario and Riolu card to our [Pokemon Card Game: Diamond and Pearl page]. The cards appear to be the same ones as the entry packs, but with different art. Also, the set will be coming out in twenty days, so we will have all of the translations by then!
Old Japanese Revelation Lugia Trailer - I came across this on YouTube several weeks ago, but forgot to post about it. It's one of the first trailers for "Revelation Lugia" (or Pokemon 2000). Pretty cool!
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New Episodes - ["Spontaneous Combusken!"] and ["Cutting the Ties That Bind"] are now up for temporary viewing. Enjoy!
EX Power Keepers - I talked to the Pokemon press release guy via e-mail the other day, and he said we will not find out more information about EX Power Keepers until November 27th. So, mark your calendars [or just don't and check here all the time ;)]!
New Pokemon Battle Revolution Video - With more action than the previous videos, including new Diamond and Pearl Pokemon never before seen in a preview for the game! You can view the video by clicking here.
Pokemon Card Game: DP - I have added Unown A (Analyze) and Unown B (Bounce) to the [Pokemon Card Game: Diamond and Pearl] page.
New PCG: DP Translations and Images - Thanks to Bangiras, we have four new translations of the MAIN Diamond and Pearl set, including two new trainer cards (which are awesome), Elekibble, and Dodaitoise LV.X. We have also learned the Diamond and Pearl set will have 120 cards, meaning that this is going to be one HUGE set, especially when it comes to America and the entry packs and theme decks are included in our main set (unless, of course, EX Power Keepers includes some - or all - of these cards). Anyways, you can view the translations on our [Pokemon Card Game: Diamond and Pearl] page. I have also updated the page with images of the basic Darkness and Metal energy that will be introduced in the set, the booster packs, and other images. Be sure to check it out and discuss these new developments in this thread!
EDIT #1:EXCUSE: School. RESULT: I'm not making promises anymore this year about when stuff will be up. :p However, I promise there will be an update tonight, including new D/P set translations, possibly some scans, possibly the episodes, and possibly EX LM redone. :D
Long day... I will add the episodes tomorrow for sure, since I actually get to come home from school before 8 for once! Sorry about that - you can't rely on my punctuality this year. :( Halloween is tomorrow! Yay!
EX Delta Species Scans Redone - You can consider the old, pre-release scans VHS, and the new, high-quality scans DVD (or Blu-ray or whatever the heck they call them now). We have "digitally remastered them for superior picture and sound (?) quality." This is thanks to Shakespeare, who scanned the cards for me and edited them. Before, he would scan them and I would edit them, but since the times have called me away from editing scans and more to school, he was kind enough to take lessons from me on how to edit cards, and now he is editing them a mile a minute (much faster than I ever did). So, you can view the new [EX Delta Species scans]. We will have EX Legend Maker up tomorrow, and other sets in the following weeks. Thanks Shakespeare for all of your hard work (and no, he is not a poet)!
Next Set: EX Power Keepers - We know nothing about this set, except for a news story released on Icv2.com today (we can also assume it's not the D/P set). You can view the set's logo on the right (click for a larger picture). And and and, this leaves us, most likely, ONE MORE chance for Abra, Kadabra, and the Eeveelution Pokemon-stars to be in an EX set in English (or in any EX set period, in Abra and Kadabra's case)! Everyone should cross their fingers and hope that we see these Pokemon before the D/P sets come out here. Aside from that, what will this set be composed of? Will it be a brand new set? Is it a PUI-created set (like Legendary Collection or Base Set 2)? No one knows anything at this point, other than the set logo and the news story below. However, I do have one theory. We had a Ralts and Kirlia reprinted in our EX Dragon Frontiers, which were originally in EX Sandstorm. Why reprint such old cards? Could these two cards foreshadow the return of many old cards? If you look at the title, EX Power "Keepers," it could be alluding that we are "keeping" old cards from old sets as we move into the next format - cards that were powerful or important in the past and that are needed in the future. Not only that, but according to the news story below, the set will have over 100 cards. Where on Earth is PUI going to get 100 cards from, when we have basically printed most of what we should in America? This is why I believe the set will be comprised of reprinted cards, although it could still have some new cards in it. I could be totally and 100% off, but it's just a theory, and nothing else, so don't take it as fact or anything of the like.
On Valentine's Day Pokemon USA will release Pokemon EX Power Keepers, a 100+ card expansion for the Pokemon TCG that challenges players to take on some of the mightiest Trainers ever. Players get a chance to harness the forces that every Trainer longs to control and to visit special Stadiums where the Elite Four create new opportunities.
New combinations of Stadium cards and Pokemon (including such classic favorites as Charizard, Blaziken, and Pikachu) make this expansion (which is compatible with previous releases) especially exciting for players.
Pokemon TCG: EX Power Keepers Boosters have a suggested retail price of $3.49, while EX Power Keepers Theme Decks will go for $10.99. Thirty-six pack Booster Displays have an MSRP of $125.64, and 8-count Theme Deck Displays retail for $87.92.
EX Dragon Frontiers Apprentice Patch - Venusaur has finished the EX Dragon Frontiers patch. You can download it on our Apprentice page. If you do not know what Apprentice is, it is a program that allows you to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game on the internet, and it's a great way to build and test decks without having to buy the cards yet! If you have never tried it before, you should now, since Cities are approaching fast!
New Battle Revolution Videos - Do my ears deceive me, or has the battle announcer returned? The official Japanese Pokemon website has been updated with three new videos of Pokemon Battle Revolution, featuring the final evolutions of the three starters. You can check out the videos by clicking here. The first three play buttons are the new videos.
Pokemon Ranger Released Today - PokemonCenter.com has some great deals on Pokemon Ranger, which is officially being released today. You can check out their deals by clicking here. If you order from their website, you will receive two exclusive pins that you cannot get anywhere else.
Pokemon City Championships Press Release - Cities are coming up! Check out the official press release on them below.
POKEMON ANNOUNCES CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Free Event Open to Local Pokémon Trading Card Game Players
BELLEVUE, Wash. - October 30, 2006 - Pokémon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in
trading card games, today announced the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) City
Championships for players of all ages. City Championships provide players the
opportunity to succeed at an intellectual sport and test a player's Pokémon TCG
skill, strategy, and creativity.
Players are divided into three divisions: Junior Division (born in 1996 or
later), Senior Division (born in 1992, 1993, 1994, or 1995), and Masters
Division (born in 1991 or earlier). The winner in each category will earn the
title of City Champion.
City Championships players also have the opportunity to earn Pokémon prizes
including booster card packs and exclusive merchandise. The City Championships
are the first played in the premier event series including the Battle Road
tournaments, and State, Regional, and National Championships, all leading up to
the Pokémon TCG World Championships in August 2007.
WHO: Pokémon Trading Card Game players and the general public
WHAT: Pokémon TCG City Championship; FREE admission, open to the public
WHEN: November 18, 2006 - January 21, 2007
WHERE: Cities all across the U.S.
For more information, please visit this link. To find one near you, check out the locator.
EDIT #1:Too much homework, so episodes delayed until tomorrow.
ALL EX Dragon Frontier Scans - Thanks to MvdV, we have now finished off all our EX Dragon Frontiers scans! You can view the scans and set list by [clicking here]. If you do not see that all of the links are in blue, clear your cache and refresh.
Special Airing Tonight - Viewable Eps Later - Today, "Harley Rides Again" and "Odd Pokemon Out" aired on Cartoon Network, and we will have those available for viewing later on tonight or tomorrow morning for those of you who missed them. Meanwhile, tonight at 5:00 PM, "Pokémon Ranger! Deoxys Crisis!" will also air, and from the reviews of people on the east coast who have already seen it, it was apparently an awesome special! Be sure to watch it! We will also have it available for viewing later on tonight or tomorrow morning as well, for a few days only of course.
What a busy day... Glad it's finally over! If you want to chat with anyone right now concerning the below information, feel free to visit our chat room.
Nearly 90 EX Dragon Frontiers Scans - Thanks to our forum mods Alchemist_Almighty and DocRobot, we now have nearly 90 scans from EX Dragon Frontiers - before the set has even had its pre-releases! You can view the scans and the set list by [clicking here]. Do not look if you don't want to get spoiled. If you do not see the links to the cards, clear your cache. To discuss EX Dragon Frontiers, post in and read this thread.
Pokemon Card Game DP: News & Images - Today we learned of the new game mechanics in the next set, and saw images of several of the new cards. We also learned of the new Pokemon LV. X, which seem to be the new Pokemon-ex replacements. You can view all the information we learned today and see all of the new card images by visiting our [Pokemon Card Game: Diamond and Pearl] page. To discuss PCG: DP, check out this thread.
City Championship Promo - DrewCardUniverse has informed us that the promo for the City Championships will be Squirtle from EX Crystal Guardians, which he saw on a poster advertising the tournaments. This most likely means that subsequent tournaments will feature Wartortle and Blastoise from EX Crystal Guardians as well, which are Delta Species Pokemon. We will keep you informed on this.
EDIT #2:More scans are being added to the EX Dragon Frontiers page, thanks to Alchemist_Almight! I will continue to edit the ones I receive and put them up, so keep checking back every once in a while!
EDIT #1:I have added sixteen images of cards to the [Pokemon Card Game: DP] page. Check it out! In a few hours, I will put up many EX Dragon Frontier scans as well, so check back later!
Today is going to be craziness with Pokemon Card Game: DP and EX Dragon Frontiers.
New Pokemon TCG Game Mechanics Revealed! - Bangiras has translated how the TCG will change with the Diamond and Pearl sets. You can read all about the new changes under "New / Returning Game Mechanics" on our [Pokemon Card Game: DP] page. The entry pack translations are also on that page in a link, so check those out if you did not see them last night. Also, Pokemon-ex do not seem like they will be returning to the game. "Pokemon lv. X" will make their debut instead (as seen on the right)! The game will be radically changed with these new mechanics and rules, much more than ever before, but it seems as if the game will become more fair and balanced this way, especially for the beginning of the game where luck used to play a lot of chance in who would win (at least in my opinion :p). We will have pictures of several of the cards later on today.
EX Dragon Frontiers Scans Coming - We have lots of scans on the way, and they will be up later today! I just have to edit them now. Be sure to check back in a while! In the meantime, check out some scans and the set list by [clicking here].
EDIT #2: Bangiras has translated the entry packs for the PCG: DP set. You can view them by [clicking here].
EDIT: Twenty-one scans up, thanks to JWABEANIE. Alchemist_Almighty will also be sending in around sixty scans tonight, and if I don't fall asleep, I will put them up. If I do fall asleep, you will see them tomorrow.
Tomorrow is going to be a cool day. The Diamond and Pearl set is coming out in Japan, which means we will be receiving a lot of information, and EX Dragon Frontiers is going to be leaked here! Plus, I am going to be at home because of a teacher development day, so I can post everything as soon as I get it!
EX Dragon Frontiers Scans and Set List - We now have the EX Dragon Frontiers set list, as well as several scans. You can view the scans and list by [clicking here]. To discuss the set, since we will be your #1 source for it, be sure to post in this thread on our forums.
Diamond and Pearl Set News - We have learned of new information regarding the D/P set. Pluspower from Base Set is going to be in the entry packs, as well as Manaphy (in the Pocchama theme deck). We will obviously have a ton of news tomorrow, but with this news today, it seems like again we are going back to the Base Set days... To view information on the set, check out our [Pokemon Card Game: DP] page. You can also discuss the set in this thread.