Friday, June 23rd, 2006 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

I have internet again! Turns out the problem was a combination of a lot of factors - so many factors that the technician had thought someone sabotaged our DSL. (A) The phone jack that the DSL was plugged into was fried, (B) the last technician that was over screwed up our wiring and fried a connector, (C) Verizon had disabled something with our modem, (D) a splitter that was connected to our line in the attic was defective, and (E) the computer that it was hooked up to had a broken ethernet card. The technician said there was no way it all could had been an accident, so he called Verizon's main office to see who had been over last to fix our internet. Turns out that they had no record of someone coming down to our house a few weeks ago to fix our DSL when there was - no one knows who the guy was that came into our house! Maybe someone who wanted my site to die for a few weeks? :p Anyways, I'm back, and we have the most Furthest Ends info you'll ever see in one update!


Furthest Ends Scans and Translations! - We have translations of The Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense, thanks to Bangiras, as well as fourteen scans from the set! Be sure to discuss this set in this thread!

Latias ex d - Fire - HP100 Basic

Poke-Power: Fellow Boost
Once during your turn you may attach a Basic Energy Card to one of your Latias, Latios, Latias ex, or Latios ex in play. If you do, your turn immediately ends.

[R][R][C] Power Crush: 90 damage If the Defending Pokemon is Knocked Out by this attack, discard 2 Fire energy attached to Latias ex.

Weakness: Psychic
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2



Latios ex d - Water - HP100 Basic

Poke-Body: Fellow Wing
As long as Latios ex is in play, the Retreat cost for each of your Latias, Latios, Latias ex, and Latios ex is 0.

[W][C] Ice Barrier : 30 damage. During your next turn, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Latios ex by your opponent's Pokemon-ex.
[W][C][C] Hydro Splash: 60 damage.

Weakness: Psychic
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2



Feraligatr d - Lightning - HP120 Stage 2

Poke-Body: Battle Aura
As long as Feraligatr is in play, each of your Pokemon with "d" on its card does an additional 10 damage to the Defending Pokemon.

[C][C] Drag Off: 20 damage. Before doing damage you may switch the Defending Pokemon with 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokemon. If you do, the new Defending Pokemon takes 20 damage.
[L][L][C] Sharp Fangs: 60 damage.

Weakness: Lightning
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2



Milotic d - Fire - HP90

Poke-Power: Share
Once during your turn you may look at your opponent's hand. If he or she has any Supporter cards in his or her hand, choose 1 of them and use its effect. This Power can't be used if Milotic is affected by a Special Condition.

[R][R][C] Flare: 60 damage.

Weakness: Lightning
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2



Hermit - Trainer - Supporter
Choose up to 2 of your Prize Cards and turn them face up. Then, draw 2 cards.



Holon Shrine - Trainer - Stadium
Each player's Pokemon with "d" on its card has no Weakness. Each player's Pokemon with "d" on its card can't use any Poke-Powers.



Cyndaquil d - Psychic - HP40 Basic

[P][C] Swift: 30 damage. Don't apply Weakness, Resistance, or any other effects.

Weakness: Water
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0



Xatu d - Darkness - HP70 Stage 1

Poke-Body: Extra-Phaser: Unknown effect

[D][C] Confuse Ray: 20 damage. Flip a coin, if heads the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

Attack #2: Unknown EffectWeakness: ?
Resistance: ?
Retreat: ?



Dragonair d - Grass - HP70 Stage 1

[C] Wrap: Flip a coin, if heads the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.
[G][C][C] Horn Attack: 40 damage.

Weakness: ?
Resistance: ?
Retreat: ?



Arbok d - Fire - HP80 Stage 1

[C] Acidic Poison: The Defending Pokemon is now Burned and Poisoned.
[R][R][C] Squeeze: 50 damage. If the Defending Pokemon haas "d" on its card, this attack does an additional 30 damage.

Weakness: Psychic
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1



Rayquaza ex d -Lightning - HP110

Poke-Body: Rage Aura Does Something to Point Shot when you're behind in prizes (?)
[L][C] Point Shot: Does 30 damage to 1 of your opponent's Pokemon. If that Pokemon has any Poke-Powers or Poke-Bodies, this attack does 60 damage.
Attack #2: Unknown

Weakness: ?
Resistance: ?
Retreat: ?



Ninetales - Psychic - 70 HP - Stage 2

Power: Unknown Effect
[C][C] Deceptive Tail - 30 damage and some effect.

Weakness: ?
Resistance: ?
Retreat: ?



Meganium (DS) (F) HP110
Power: ???
Once during your turn, when playing this card and evolve one of your Pokemon in play, choose 3 Pokemon from your deck to your hand (we don't know the restriction yet).

[FC] ??? 40
During your opponent's next turn, attack from the defending pokemon (not sure whether there is any restriction too) is reduced by 30.
[FFC] ??? 60

Weakness: ?
Resistance: ?
Retreat: ?



Tropius - HP70 - Unknown Type

Power: ???
Once during your turn, you may remove a "Seal Counter" from one of your Pokemon in play.

Attack ???

Translated by Vincent (the Meganium and Tropius)

And of course we have fourteen scans. They are not the best quality, but they show you what the art of the Pokemon and trainers will look like!

Rayquaza ex - Lightning
Milotic - Fire
Arbok - Fire
Dragonair - Grass
Xatu - Darkness
Tyranitar ex - Lightning
Ninetales - Psychic
Cynaquil - Psychic
Mantine - Lightning
Feraligatr - Lightning
Hermit - Trainer
Holon Shrine - Trainer
Latios ex - Water
Latias ex - Fire

We will also be getting: Magnemite (Darkness), Magneton, Trapinch (Psychic), Vibrava, Flygon, Porygon (Water), Mew *, Shellder (Colorless), Cloyster, Snorlax (Grass), Chikorita (Fighting), Bayleef, Meganium, Totodile (Lightning), Croconaw, Feraligatr, Mareep (Colorless), Flaafy, and Ampharos. We also MIGHT be getting a water-type Lugia, a Regirock, a Regice, and a Registeel, but it has not been confirmed, so don't take it to heart just yet.

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

No news today, just an update on stuff. Tomorrow, Verizon (my DSL provider) will be sending a guy down to my house to fix our DSL, since the wires are, for some reason, messed up. I should have regular internet again tomorrow, and then I will be able to do things again. Also, the layout is just about done - I just need some people to test it for me. I think I will add it to the site when it is done, and then add the new content throughout the summer. I don't think I am going to finish R/S this week with all the layout stuff I have been doing - it will probably take the rest of the week to add the layout anyways (probably even some of next week). So, if all goes well (which it never does, but maybe it will for once), I can start hard-core, sitting down for six hours at a time, drinking lots of water, watching Miyazaki movies in the background, getting headaches from staring at the LCD for so long, acquiring cramps in my hands, SCAN editing by sometime mid next week (you have to be me to understand this sentence). When I finish editing the EX blocks, I'll go back in time to Base Set.

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2006 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Extremely quick update. Lucario and the Mystery of Mew will be released in September in the United States.

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Monday, June 19th, 2006 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

New layout is almostttttt done. I just need to work on the right menu and the drop-down menu's content. I'm not sure if I will implement it yet, though. We'll see soon. Also, I will update our Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense page tomorrow with all of the new info we have when I have time.


More Furthest End Info - Bangiras has translated new information regarding the set's contents. First off, there will be attacks in the set that distribute damage differently than past Pokemon attacks. These two attacks represent this idea, and there will be others just like them in the set:

80 damage. Before doing damage, you may choose 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokemon. If you do, this attack does 40 damage to that Pokemon and 40 damage to the Active Pokemon instead.

80 damage. If the Defending Pokemon has less than 80 HP remaining, select 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokemon. That Pokemon takes the remaining damage.

Also, two new spoilers, and a correction on Dragonite ex from yesterday. Remember, all Pokemon in the set are Delta Species.

Lickitung - (P)
[C] Collect: Draw 2 cards.
[P] Delta Mind: Does 10 damage to 1 of your opponent's Pokemon. If the Pokemon is Delta Species, this attack does 20 damage instead.

Feraligatr (ex? - hopefully not)
PokeBody: The attack damage of Delta Species Pokemon in play is increased by 10 (at this point, we are not sure if it is all Pokemon, or just yours).
(?)(?) Drag Off - 20 damage: Typical Drag Off attack text.
(?)(?)(?) Unknown Name - 60 damage.

Dragonite ex
It has two attacks, the first requiring two energy, and the second requiring three. It does not have three attacks.

Old Rod is being reprinted, not Super Rod.

The following Pokemon will also be in the set: Gligar, Pinsir, Milotic, Quagsire, Arbok, and Ninetales. Milotic is a fire-type.

And that's it for today! Remember to keep checking back here, as we are your #1 source for the Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense (in fact, I think we are the only source for it....).

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Sunday, June 18th, 2006 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Still no modem...


New Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense Info - Vincent has translated the following information for us, which Toys R Us Kid notified us about. Gardevoir ex and Holon Wonder / Golduck (d) are now officially broken.

Dragonite ex - Grass - 150 HP
Attack #1: Unknown
Attack #2: Two energy for 30 damage.
Attack #3: Unknown
Weakness: None, Resistance: None, Retreat: 2

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Salamence ex - Water - 150 HP

Poke-Power: Type Change
Salamence ex may change its type to R for the rest of the turn.

Unknown attacks, possibly no weakness.

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Gardevoir ex (this is the Seal Power one)

RCC - 80 damage - You may move 1 Fire Energy attached to Gardevior to one of your Bench Pokemon.

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Trainers:

Lonely Ninja: Exchange two of your prize cards with the top two cards of your deck.

Holon Wonder (Stadium): All Delta Species Pokemon in play have no weakness.

Strength Charm is reprinted.

Super Rod (Neo G) is reprinted.

New Strategist Articles - We have three new articles this week, covering Holon's Castform, Mew ex, and Gyarados (d). Check them out!

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Sunday, June 18th, 2006 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

It's one in the morning and I have almost finished the new layout! This update is probably one of my more informal ones - I am too tired to sound professional tonight. :p


Pokemon TCG Website - Attention official Pokemon TCG Website updaters! The "Worlds 2006" wallpaper link on your website does not link to any wallpaper at all, but to some red foreign website! Better fix it before people notice! (oooops...) This update was going to be about the new wallpaper on the official TCG site in celebration of Worlds, but the link unfortunately takes you to some website titled "dev taso." The link also contains the words "Michael" and "Jackson" on the page, and mentions a couple of times "18" and "$," so I think it would be wise for someone to fix that link ASAP. Not to mention the background image of vodka. Is this a new way to play the TCG or something? ::


New Layout Progress - Unlike a certain other website that is keeping their new layout a big secret, I am showing you the progress with ours! The picture below is a small, unrevealing preview of what the new layout will basically look like (it looks pretty basic from the screenshot, but it's not). I have purposely "messed up" the header and images in it because I don't want anyone seeing them until the layout is done. Anyways, from the picture below, you can see that the new layout will involve a "drop-down" menu and a right menu, with the left menu gone. With the drop-down menu, you won't have to scroll halfway down the page to get those Fake TCG blanks! You'll just access the menu at the very top and pick whatever you want. The right menu will basically be the same as before, just with the content in a different order and an absence of quizzes. Also, the new layout will allow me to change the themes of the site easier, such as the header and background-image that will now be in the layout, which makes my life easier and gives more variety to the site. Anyways, I probably am not making too much sense since I am so tired, so I am going to go to sleep! I did not spell check / grammar check this, so forgive me for any errors!

*drops dead in bed and has a dream where Manaphy takes him below the ocean*

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Saturday, June 17th, 2006 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

New TCG Game Mechanics - "Seal" and "Ele Mark" - Thanks to Bangiras, we have new information regarding "The Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense" and the new game mechanics that will be introduced with Tyranitar ex and Gardevoir ex. Read all about it below, and be sure to discuss it in this forum topic.

Gardevoir Deck
- Gardevoir's Poke-Power, Seal, lets you put a Seal Marker on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. A Pokemon with a Seal Marker on it can't use any Poke-Powers or Poke-Bodies!
- The Poke-Power, Seal, can even be used to put a Seal Marker on your opponent's Benched Pokemon, so you’ll have to choose which Poke-Powers and Poke-Bodies you really need sealed.
- The Seal Marker can only be removed by evolving or de-evolving a Pokemon.
- Jynx d has a Poke-Body, “Stages of Evolution” that, if Jynx is an Evolved Pokemon, makes the retreat cost of each of your Fire-type and Psychic-type Pokemon 0. It also has the attack Fire Punch, which does 30 damage to the Defending Pokemon.
- Vibrava d has a Bite attack that does 20 damage, and Sonic Noise, which does 30 damage and Confuses Pokemon-ex.
Tyranitar Deck
- Tyranitar's attack, Ele Mark, lets you place a Thunderquake Marker on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. It's Hyper Claw does 70 damage. If the Defending Pokemon is a Stage 2 Evolved Pokemon, the attack does an additional 20 damage, for a total of 90!
- The focal attack is Thunderquake, which lets you choose 1 Pokemon with a Thunderquake Marker on it and Knock Out that Pokemon! Tyranitar ex d drops lightning bolts on the Pokemon with no regard for Weakness, Resistance, or remaining HP.
- Evolving or De-evolving a Pokemon removes the Thunderquake Marker, so complete the Ele Mark and Thunderquake combo as quickly as you can.
- Seadra d’s Smash attack does 20 damage, and Extra Ball does 30 damage plus an additional 30 if the Defending Pokemon is Pokemon-ex.
- Electabuzz d has the Poke-Power “Evolutionary Strength” which, if Electabuzz is an Evolved Pokemon, lets you draw 1 card, and the attack Swift. Swift does 30 damage to the Defending Pokemon regardless of Weakness or Resistance.
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Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 @ 9 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

School ends TOMORROW! Still no stable internet, though! A technician is coming down next week to look at our house's wiring to see if there is a problem. I will also have an announcement next week regarding the episodes I put up, since I know you have all been wondering why I have not been doing it (despite my unstable internet).


EX Crystal GuardiansFirst EX CG Scans - Thanks to Lorelei, we now have two scans of cards from EX Crystal Guardians - Charizard and Sceptile ex. These scans come from a piece of paper given out at the Norwegian Nationals telling about the EX CG pre-releases, and luckily, Lorelei was able to scan them for us! However, they are in black and white, but it is still better than nothing since you get to see them in English! These scans show us that there will be 100 cards in the set, and since the original Japanese set only had 75 cards, we should be getting some new cards in the set, possibly from Furthest Ends. We also may get new cards that Japan does not even have yet, just like in EX Emerald last year when we had Scott and Battle Frontier before Japan did. Anyways, click the thumbnails below for larger versions.

Charizard - EX Crystal Guardians Sceptile ex - EX Crystal Guardians


New Layout Progress - I have been slaving over working on the new layout, and it's coming together nicely. The only problems I keep having is making it compatible with Internet Explorer in certain regards, since Internet Explorer is so outdated and does not meet today's standards of web design and coding (which is one of the reasons why you should all use Firefox!). I think I will probably have it done next week, but I probably will not integrate it into the site until Internet Explorer 7 comes out sometime in the summer. That way, I can see what I need to change in the layout, since most people do use IE and will probably upgrade. Also, in my internet downtime, I have been working on EX R/S scans, and have about 80% of the set done. They should be put up next week, and then I can start on EX Sandstorm.

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Monday, June 12th, 2006 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

EDIT #2: Added more D/P info. I'll add more later.


EDIT: Edited with new news story regarding EX CG's logo.


Still limited internet. I can't even get on for five minutes now.


Pokemon Diamond and PearlNew Diamond and Pearl Information - Filb.de has reported the following information regarding Pokemon Diamond and Pearl:

- The new region "Shinou" is based on the Japanese island, Hokkaido. (WPM Note: Which means the new region will look something like this, possibly rotated.)
- The new professor is named "Nanakamado."
- 90% of the Pokemon can evolve. (WPM Note: Thanks to Boofu for translating this particular line. The translator did not want to translate it right. I suppose it means 90% of the Pokemon are involved in an evolution line.)
- There is again a time-function in the game.
- One of Manaphy's attacks is Heart Swap (WPM note: In the Manga, Manaphy uses this ability to switch Pokemon and people's bodies. For example, it switches Ash and Ranger Jackie's body, Jesse and Meowth's body, etc. Not sure how this will work in attack form, though.)
- The new PokeNav-type machine is located on the trainer's arm and is called Poketchi (it's like a watch).
- The next issue of CoroCoro will not have any new Pokemon in it.
Added info from original post::
- Male and Female Pokemon now have different sprites and variations.
- There is now night time, night, evening, noon, and morning.
- The PokeDex now has weight comparison where you can compare your weight to Pokemon.
- Buoysel is #56 in the PokeDex.

EX Crystal Guardians Logo - It's right below and it looks like one of the best logos yet! Thanks to hummers2187 for notifying us of the logo's existence!

EX Crystal Guardians

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Friday, June 9th, 2006 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Just six... more... days... school...bye...bye...


Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense Scans - Latios ex (DS - W) and Latias ex (DS - R) will be available in the main set, Seadra (DS - F) and Electabuzz (DS - F) will be in the Tyranitar theme deck, and Jynx (DS - R) and Vibrava (DS - P) will be available in the Gardevoir theme deck. This means we more than likely will be getting Horsea, Kingdra, Smoochum (possibly), Vibrava, Flygon, and Elekid (possibly) in the set as well (the theme decks, at least). The booster packs and theme deck pictures are also below. Remember, the Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense will be released on June 29th in Japan, and we will have the scans here early as usual!

The Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense
The Furthest Ends of Offense and Defense


Lucario and the Mystery of Mew PosterLucario and the Mystery of Mew Poster - The other day I posted three "Lucario and the Mystery of Mew" posters, with one being extremely small. Well, thanks to LilLatias, we now have a larger version of it. Click the thumbnail on the right to view the larger version.


Card Review: Delcatty ex - Our Card Strategists have reviewed Delcatty ex this week. Holy Star will also now be in charge of the card reviews from now on, since I have no time to organize and edit the reviews anymore. If you want to be a Strategist, be sure to PM him on our forums with your qualifications!

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