.::   Friday - July 7th, 2006  [Link to this News Story]

Posting again so people see: From now on, I am not going to wait until the day ends to post news. I am just going to post it when I find it. So, be sure to always scroll down incase anything has been posted.

Diamond and Pearl Box-Art - Wow, I think we are the first site to post this Diamond and Pearl stuff. Look below this paragraph for the Diamond and Pearl boxart for the Nintendo DS! It features the two legendary Pokemon we saw on that magazine cover from the other day. The release date is apparently September 28th in Japan.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Boxart

Diamond and Pearl Video - the FIRST Revealed - You saw this here first. An actual video of the girl trainer walking in Diamond and Pearl! The music seems pretty R/S to me, but whatever - maybe it will improve as the game comes closer to being completed.

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.::   Friday - July 7th, 2006  [Link to this News Story]

Posting again so people see: From now on, I am not going to wait until the day ends to post news. I am just going to post it when I find it. So, be sure to always scroll down incase anything has been posted.

Chat Room Open! - People in the TCG community are always saying they want a chat room, so now there is one! We are now hosting one, which you can access by clicking here. To change your name, type "/nick THE NAME YOU WANT" without the "". I will post more instructions later. Now we all have a place to talk live - right now (as of this posting), we are talking about the Nationals deck that won and what we are going to play at Worlds and in the Grinders! If you open it in Internet Explorer, click "Yes" on all of the security prompts that open. Spread the word to all of your TCG friends!

EDIT: Wow, only ten minutes after opening the chat, we have seventeen people already - famous ones at that.

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.::   Thursday - July 6th, 2006  [Link to this News Story]

From now on, I am not going to wait until the day ends to post news. I am just going to post it when I find it. So, be sure to always scroll down incase anything has been posted.

Lucario and the Mystery of Mew - Airing at Comic-Con - The movie featuring Lucario, Mew, and the Regis will be debuting in America and the world for the first time in English at the Comic-Con convention. Also at Comic-con will be a surprise special guest and people (from PUSA?) to answer our questions.

Pokémon San Diego Comic-Con- Calling all Pokémon fans! We've got the latest Pokémon information and all of the news on Pokémon's 10th Anniversary. Find out about upcoming new product releases and events. Representatives will be on hand to answer your questions, and there will be a special surprise guest! Plus, win passes to attend the North American premiere of the latest Pokémon movie: Lucario & the Mystery of Mew! Space is limited, so get there early to claim your seat.

I will (hopefully) be attending Comic-con on Thursday, which is when Lucario will be debuting (not this Thursday, but in two Thursdays). If I go, I will squeeze as much info out of the representatives there about the Anime, TCG, Games, etc, and hopefully, if I am sneaky enough, I'll be able to get a clip or two of the dubbed version of Lucario with my digi-cam (if my friend who lost it ever returns it). Stay tuned to PokeBeach! I will be attending Comic-con as a reporter.

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.::   Wednesday - July 5th, 2006  [Link to this News Story]

Still working on layout...

Interview with 2006 Nationals Champion - Today we have an exclusive interview with Martin Moreno, who won the Nationals tournament in America just a few days ago. In the interview, he reveals a few details about his winning Delta deck, as well as some advice for players. [Click here] to read the interview.

Rayquaza in Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: ManaphyNew Manaphy Footage - Rayquaza? - Thanks to a heads up from Filb.de, we have learned that the official Korean Pokemon movie website released a new "Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy" trailer recently, containing mostly previous footage from trailers we have already seen. However, the trailer revealed that Rayquaza, Emerald (the boy you play in Emerald), as well as the scientist and villains from "Raikou: Legend of Thunder," will also be in the movie. Most likely, they will not play a major role in the film, but just be in the "World of Pokemon" intro that has been in the beginning of many of the movies, or just be an introduction to the Pokemon Ranger, Jackie (perhaps he helped to free Rayquaza from them in the past or something, and Emerald is just in the intro). To view screenshots of the trailer, click here. To view the trailer, go to the Korean website, click the link under the Perap, and then the top link that pops up. You can also view all of the movie trailers that have been released thus far on the official Japanese Pokemon movie website. You know, that pirate seems too goofy to me to be the bad guy. I think the guy next to him in the eighteenth picture is the true villain (random thought that will probably turn out to be wrong).

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.::   Tuesday - July 4th, 2006  [Link to this News Story]

It's the 4th of July at 2 in the morning. And I can hear fireworks... and sirens... Not good with all of those people losing body parts and layers of skin for playing with them incorrectly. Remember, don't do a stupid on 4th of July (takes his own advice).

Update on Layout - I worked on adding the layout to the site all day, but still didn't get to add it to all the pages yet. I am hoping to accomplish that before we go out to set off fireworks. So, some of the links are still messed up right now, but just hang in there for one more day. Also, please browse around some of the pages in the drop-down menu that I updated, and please report any errors you discover on our forums or via e-mail.

EX Crystal Guardians Booster Pack - Jirachi - We have obtained a pre-release product image of one of the EX Crystal Guardians booster packs, this one featuring Jirachi. Click the thumbnail below for a larger image.

Jirachi Booster Pack EX Crystal Guardians

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.::   Sunday - July 2nd, 2006  [Link to this News Story]

EDIT: You will NEVER believe this - there is not a SINGLE person on this planet that has the amount of bad luck I do. About 20 minutes ago, I went downstairs to get a washcloth to wipe off my desk, since it was sticky. My dad shouted at me from upstairs, asking where his cell phone was (he never keeps track of it), so I told him it was charging in my room. As soon as I start to wet the cloth, I hear my dad scream "Oh shoooooooot," and I run upstairs to see my laptop SOAKED. I had moved my laptop and cup of water (among other things) on to the floor so I could wash off my desk, and he had walked into my room and knocked it right over directly on to the keyboard! I was so amazed that I started to laugh instead of get mad - how does this happen twice? Am I normal? Is there just some evil being that wants me to not have my laptop? Luckily, it was in Hibernate, so there was no electricity running through it, unlike last time. Right now, it is drying under my desk lamp, and it should be fine by the time I wake up. If not - nothing was lost, since I made a backup a week ago and I already uploaded the new layout. :p Just thought I'd share, incase I am delayed with getting scans up or something.

This is the new layout.

I have spent soooo many hours on this freakin layout. Adjusting it, fixing it, getting it to work, listening to people's opinions. It's taken what - 2 months? Today, I thought "I need to get this done - I am spending too much time on it. July should be for card scans, not for the new layout." So, I decided that I wasn't going to tweak it anymore, and decided to put it up. I haven't added the layout to the content yet - it's only on the main page. So, if you want to use a link that is not included in the drop-down menu above, click one of the links above (albeit the card scan pages), and you will see the old layout and the old links. I will add the layout to all of the content pages tomorrow, as well as all of the necessary links to all of our content. <--- so many people are missing this sentence (EDIT)

Right now, I need your help! Please, please, please report any errors you encounter, or something that is not working. Do not tell me "CHANGE THE LAYOUT! I HATE IT!" because I won't. I thought the layout looked weird at first, but after staring at it for like 2 months, the old layout looks ugly to me now. So, you will get used to it. Please report anything and everything in this thread on our forums. Tomorrow, everything should be working correctly, and then I can move on to the scans.

Also, Internet Explorer users cannot see the Mantine, since IE does not support it. If you are using FF/Opera/Safari/whatever, you probably will be able to see it. If you can, please ignore it. :) It's just a placeholder for now - I still have to adjust its size and make it less pixely.

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Friday, June 30th, 2006 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Be sure to look at the previous update.

New Diamond and Pearl Pokemon - An upcoming issue of the Pokemon magazine, Pokemon Wonderland, contains two new (maybe even more) Pokemon on the front cover of its magazine. These Pokemon are too freaky-looking to be Pokemon you would find in the wild, so perhaps they are the Kyogre and Groudon of Diamond and Pearl. They have the same color schemes as the Diamond and Pearl logos, and they appear to have jewels on both of them (maybe a... diamond and pearl?) Pretty interesting! There also appears to be at least one new Pokemon on the top-center of the magazine that is purple, next to what looks like a mini-Plusle, next to what looks like a Minun, which is then next to a Buoysel.

New Diamond and Pearl Pokemon

Ash Catches a... - In the recent episode in Japan, Ash caught an Aipom. Why would he catch a Gold and Silver Pokemon so late in the series, when they are going to move on to the Diamond and Pearl region soon? Methinks Aipom is going to have an evolution in Diamond and Pearl, which would make sense considering it's a basic and could use an upgrade in the games.

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Thursday, June 29th, 2006 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense Rayquaza exIf today gets any hotter, I will kill someone. Not really. :p But just so that you know, it has been proven that on hot days, there is more violence and murders than on regular days, which is why the summer is the time in which there are more murders than any other time of the year. Just don't get mad at someone on a hot day - the heat will get to you and you will do / say things you don't mean.

Furthest Ends Scans, Translations, Set List - We now have all of the scans for the Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense! For once, I am putting the Japanese scans on an actual page, instead of in a news update where you have to go looking for them all over the place when trying to find them. You can view them by clicking here. Also, Bangiras finished the theme deck spoilers for the set, which you can view towards the bottom of the set spoilers by clicking here.

New Card Reviews - Our Strategists have recently reviewed Flygon from EX Holon Phantoms and Vileplume from the same set. Click here to view the list of articles, and click the reviews you want to read.

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 @ 4 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

EDIT #3: The spoilers for the theme decks have been added to the spoiler page. I am now working on the scans and they should be up in a while.

EDIT #3: Make the scans tomorrow, again. I have to finish an essay for summer school and study for a test tomorrow. Too much work in one day! Grr!

EDIT #2: Scans tomorrow. Too busy trying to finish this layout.

EDIT: All translations have been finished by Bangiras. Click the link below to read all of them. Scans will be here in an hour or two.

Furthest Ends Translations and Scans - Bangiras has kindly translated some of the "Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense" set (not the commons and uncommons, yet). You can view the spoilers, as well as the set list, by clicking here. We may have more scans later on today, although since the set has not officially been released yet, it is doubtful. Click the thumbnails of Mew * and Charizard * to see larger scans.

Mew * Charizard *

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Monday, June 26th, 2006 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

PichuSkip this if you don't want to read a long story. So last night, I couldn't sleep. I got on to my laptop around 2 AM, and decided that I wanted to backup the forums, site, and my computer. I backed up the site first, then moved on to the forums, and then started to burn everything off of my computer to a DVD disc. Mind you, I had never backed up the forums before, and did not know how, so I spend about 30 minutes reading on how to do it, then took another 20 minutes to back it up. Exactly three minutes after backing up the forum, I refresh the page, and some hacker message pops up from some dudes in Turkey. o_O First I thought it was a joke, then after typing the site into Google, I find out they have been targeting myBB forums all over the net (they discovered a security flaw and exploited it - they even hacked into Firefox's forum!). They had hacked into the Admin Control Panel and basically took control of the forum, made a mess of it, and then redirected the site to their own. At that point, I was extremely tired, so I went to bed, woke up to about forty e-mails from people telling me about it, then I went to summer school. Later on, NeoGreatFox and Arty2 tried to help me restore my forums, but nothing was working - none of the fixes the makers of the forum were telling me to do were working either! Luckily, I had that one backup, uploaded it, and everything worked again! Then I upgraded the forum so that people could never do it again. So yeah, that's my story for today! :p Funny how the ONE time that I backup the forums, and exactly THREE minutes after finishing backing it up, people hack into it and wreck it. If I didn't have that backup, we would had lost everything.

I was going to post this yesterday, but I did not got the chance to do so:

I won't be putting up new episodes anymore because of some scary articles I read about my webhost, Dreamhost, shutting down sites without warning for hosting episodes (and with my luck, when I renew the hosting in two weeks, I'll get shut down right after and not get a refund :p). Instead, I think I will put them on Bittorent - once I learn how to use it. Stay tuned!

EX Crystal GuardiansEX Crystal Guardians Description - I forgot to post this the other day. It is the official set description of EX Crystal Guardians. Click the thumbnail on the right for a larger picture.

* Unleash the power of favorite Pokémon as new Pokémon Delta Species!
* 10 new Pokémon-ex, including 1 Pokémon-ex Delta Species! (which we know is Sceptile)
* Discover mysterious crystals that will change how Pokémon Trainers do battle!
* Expand your strategy by collecting all 100 cards!
* Complete a collection of holographic parallel set!

So all we really learn from the above description is that there will be 10 EXs in the set. And with 10 EXs, as well as Alakazam* and Celebi *, I doubt we will get the Eeveelution *'s that we have been wanting for a while now. That would be seventeen ultra-rare cards (10 EXs, 7 *'s), and that's too much for one set. When will we ever get them? POP4?

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