Saturday, October 20th, 2012 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

As is sometimes the case with prereleases, Singapore had its Boundaries Crossed prerelease ahead of the rest of the world yesterday. As a result, we now have 60 of the set's scans! If you're a fan of our Facebook page, you were given an early preview of some of the cards - if you want to be in on the scoop next time, make sure you "like" our page!

If you have any Boundaries Crossed cards, please scan and e-mail them to [email protected] and we'll post them up. We'll have more scans at some point this week, so be sure to keep checking back! Prereleases will take place in America over the next two weekends.

Boundaries Crossed is comprised of cards from Japan's BW6 Cold Flare and Freeze Bolt and the National Beginning Set. However, Bicycle, Escape Rope, Ether, and Virbank City Gym have been cut in favor of Poke Ball, Great Ball, Potion, Switch, and Energy Search. The list of Trainers in the set is thus #127 Aspertia City Gym, #128 Energy Search, #129 Great Ball, #130 Hugh, #131 Poke Ball, #132 Potion, #133 Rocky Helmet, #134 Skyla, #135 Switch, and #136 Town Map. Full art Cheren, Bianca, and Skyla are also in the set. Although we don't have their scans below, we also know that shiny Altaria and shiny Terrakion are in the set, and have also heard rumors that shiny Golurk and shiny Rocky Helmet are in as well.

To discuss this set, check out this thread on our forums!

Oddish from Boundaries Crossed Gloom from Boundaries Crossed Vileplume from Boundaries Crossed Tangela from Boundaries Crossed Heracross from Boundaries Crossed Petilil from Boundaries Crossed Pignite from Boundaries Crossed Squirtle from Boundaries Crossed Wartortle from Boundaries Crossed Psyduck from Boundaries Crossed Delibird from Boundaries Crossed Oshawott from Boundaries Crossed Dewott from Boundaries Crossed Swanna from Boundaries Crossed Cryogonal from Boundaries Crossed Keldeo from Boundaries Crossed Voltorb from Boundaries Crossed Electrode from Boundaries Crossed Electabuzz from Boundaries Crossed Chinchou from Boundaries Crossed Grumpig from Boundaries Crossed Duskull from Boundaries Crossed Dusclops from Boundaries Crossed Croagunk from Boundaries Crossed Munna from Boundaries Crossed Woobat from Boundaries Crossed Swoobat from Boundaries Crossed Venipede from Boundaries Crossed Whirlipede from Boundaries Crossed Scolipede from Boundaries Crossed Sandshrew from Boundaries Crossed Sandslash from Boundaries Crossed Gligar from Boundaries Crossed Gliscor from Boundaries Crossed Makuhita from Boundaries Crossed Trapinch from Boundaries Crossed Purrloin from Boundaries Crossed Vullaby from Boundaries Crossed Skarmory from Boundaries Crossed Rattata from Boundaries Crossed Meowth from Boundaries Crossed Ditto from Boundaries Crossed Togepi from Boundaries Crossed Dunsparce from Boundaries Crossed Spinda from Boundaries Crossed Buneary from Boundaries Crossed Patrat from Boundaries Crossed Watchog from Boundaries Crossed Lillipup from Boundaries Crossed Pidove from Boundaries Crossed Unfezant from Boundaries Crossed Audino from Boundaries Crossed Hugh from Boundaries Crossed Poke Ball from Boundaries Crossed Potion from Boundaries Crossed Rocky Helmet from Boundaries Crossed Skyla from Boundaries Crossed Computer Search from Boundaries Crossed Crystal Edge from Boundaries Crossed Gold Potion from Boundaries Crossed Flygon from Boundaries Crossed
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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new Salamence promo will be packaged with the next issue of Japanese manga and gaming magazine V Jump along with reprints of Bagon, Shelgon, and Devolution Spray from recent sets. The magazine blurs out Salamence's card effects, but we do know it has 150 HP, an ability, and an attack for [R][W][C]. We'll post its scan and translation when the promo is released next month. This will be the first time this particular magazine has released a Pokemon card before, and the first time since 2009 that Pokemon cards have been released in any Japanese magazine.

Salamence Promo in V-Jump Magazine
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Friday, October 19th, 2012 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

We're still playing with our servers today, so please excuse the site's load time and any errors you receive!

For this year's Play! Pokemon tournaments, the Eeveelutions from Dark Explorers will be given out as reverse holo promos printed on the stitched holofoil paper. Jolteon was last weekend's Regionals promo card, Eevee will be the Cities promo in December, Flareon is the Regionals promo for January (to warm you up), Umbreon is the States promo in March, Vaporeon is the Regionals promo in April (since it rains in spring, or at least used to), and Espeon is the Nationals promo card in June or July (because it's related to the sun, and it's hot in the summer or whatever). Their card images are below.

Jolteon Regional Championship 2012 Promo Eevee City Championship 2012 Promo Flareon Regional Championship 2013 Promo Vaporeon Regional Championship 2013 Promo Espeon National Championship 2013 Promo
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Friday, October 19th, 2012 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update: It seems that only some items, like books and CDs, can be shipped internationally. Most other items cannot be.

Japan's Amazon.com has partnered with Gamefreak and Nintendo to open an official online Pokemon Store! The store features over 10,000 Pokemon items, some of which can be shipped internationally. Some of the items found in the store include plushes, figurines, TCG products and accessories (like card sleeves and deck boxes), everyday Pokemon accessories, school supplies, and even a life-size Pikachu doll. The store also stocks items that were previously exclusive to the Pokemon Center stores, meaning that now everyone has access to many of their items!

Japan had an online Pokemon Center store many years ago, as did America, but both websites eventually shut down. Now that Pokemon has partnered with a large third party company, perhaps their sales will be much more successful, especially since everyone can now ship the items directly to their door.

Amazon Pokemon Store
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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The site's server is currently undergoing maintenance in case you're having trouble loading any part of the site. It's even kept me from updating until now!

We now have all of the scans and translations for the two Kyurem Battle Strength Decks that were released in Japan today, as you can see below. A huge thanks goes to Puddizzle for their translations!

Black Kyurem-EX Deck

Kyurem Battle Strength DecksSquirtle - Water - HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Tackle: 10 damage.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksFrillish - Water - HP70
Basic Pokemon

[W][C] Absorb: 10 damage. Remove 1 damage counter from this Pokemon.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksJellicent (Team Plasma) - Water - HP100
Stage 1 - Evolves from Frillish

Ability: Vengeful Orb
If this Defending Pokemon is Knocked Out by your opponent's Pokemon's attack, the Attacking Pokemon is now Poisoned and Confused.

[W][C] Aqua Bullet: 40 damage. This attack does 10 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksMagnemite - Lightning - HP60
Basic Pokemon

[L] Electro Ball: 10 damage.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksMagneton - Lightning - HP80
Stage 1 - Evolves from Magnemite

[L][C] Send Flying: 20+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksMagnezone - Electric - HP140
Stage 2 - Evolves from Magneton

[L] Double Assist: 30 damage. Attach two basic Energy cards from your discard pile to one of your Pokemon.
[L][C][C] Rolling Attack: 70+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksZapdos-EX - Lightning - HP170
Basic Pokemon (Team Plasma)

[L][C] Agility: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, during your opponent's next turn, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokemon.
[L][L][C][C] Power Voltage: 80+ damage. If this Pokemon has a Plasma Energy attached to it, this attack does 40 more damage.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksBlack Kyurem-EX - Dragon - HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C][C][C] Slash: 60 damage.
[W][W][L][C] Black Ballista: 200 damage. Discard 3 Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksRufflet - Colorles - HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Incessant Peck - 10+ damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 20 more damage for each heads.

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


White Kyurem-EX Deck

Kyurem Battle Strength DecksMoltres-EX - Fire - HP170
Basic Pokemon (Team Plasma)

[R][C] Destruct Flame: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, discard an Energy attached to the Defending Pokemon.
[R][R][C][C] Power Flame: 80+ damage. If this Pokemon has a Plasma Energy attached to it, this attack does 40 more damage.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retrat: 1


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksLitwick - Fire - HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Surprise Attack: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksCarvanha - Water - HP60
Basic Pokemon

[W][C] Bite: 20 damage.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksSharpedo (Team Plasma) - Water - HP90
Stage 1 - Evolves from Carvanha

Ability: Rough Skin
When this Defending Pokemon takes damage from your opponent's attack, place 2 damage counters on the Attacking Pokemon.

[W][C] Hard Bite: 40+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksVanillite - Water - HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Snow Throw: 10 damage. This attack's damage isn't affected by Resistance.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksVanillish - Water - HP60
Stage 1 - Evolves from Vanillite

[W][C] Snowcone: 30 damage.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksVanilluxe - Water - HP130
Stage 2 - Evolves from Vanillish

[C] Fountainergy: 30 damage. Attach two basic Energy cards from your hand to one of your Pokemon.
[W][W][C] Blizzard: 70 damage. This attack does 10 damage to each of your opponent's Benched Pokemon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon)

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksWhite Kyurem-EX - Dragon - HP180
Basic Pokemon

[C][C][C] Slash: 60 damage.
[R][R][W][C] White Rage: 100+ damage. This attack does 10 more damage for each damage counter on this Pokemon.

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


Kyurem Battle Strength DecksSkitty - Colorless - HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Triple-slap: 20x damage. Flip 3 coins. This attack does 20 damage times the number of heads.

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


  • Rare Candy x2
  • Switch x2
  • Catcher x2
  • Random Receiver x4
  • Juniper x4
  • Cheren x4
  • Skyla x2
  • Plasma Energy x2
  • Water Energy x8
  • BLACK ONLY: Electric Energy x8
  • WHITE ONLY: Fire Energy x8
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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Dusknoir (#63/149) and Computer Search (#137/149) from Boundaries Crossed have been revealed! Boundaries Crossed is our equivalent of Japan's BW6 Cold Flare / Freeze Bolt and will be released on November 7th in America.

Dusknoir from Boundaries Crossed Computer Search from Boundaries Crossed
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (Wednesday) - Added a clear image of the promo below; it's BW53.

Japan's Cold Flare / Freeze Bolt booster box promo Flygon will be the prerelease promo card for Boundaries Crossed, as you can see below. When you attend a prerelease, you will receive the promo as well as a deck box featuring the set's booster pack artwork (while supplies last). Boundaries Crossed will be released in America on November 7th and prereleases taking place the weekends of October 27th and November 3rd.

Boundaries Crossed Flygon Promo

Flygon – Dragon – HP140
Stage 2 – Evolves from Vibrava

Ability: Sand Slammer
At any time between turns, if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent’s Pokemon.

[G][F][C][C] Flying Beatdown: 80 damage. You may discard a Grass Energy and Fighting Energy attached to this Pokemon. If you do, the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

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

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon.com has announced that Exp. Share from Dragon Vault has received an errata. The printed version of the card accidentally left out the Pokemon Tool box, so the card should be played as if it had one. For a listing of all recent card erratas, check out this document.

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Monday, October 15th, 2012 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

TPCi has just announced the World Championship finalists that you'll be able to battle against in Black 2 and White 2's World Tournament feature. The distribution for the Junior finalists' teams will begin October 22nd via Wi-Fi, followed by the Senior division's teams on November 5th and the Masters division's teams on November 19th. As reported previously, the download packages will have the exact same teams they used in Hawaii to win their titles.

POKÉMON REVEALS ELITE PLAYERS FEATURED IN UPCOMING POKÉMON WORLD TOURNAMENT DISTRIBUTIONS

Battle Top 4 Finalists from Each 2012 Pokémon Video Game World Championships Age Division in Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2

BELLEVUE, WA-October 15, 2012 - The Pokémon Company International announced today that the Top 4 finalists from each 2012 Pokémon World Championships age division will be the basis for Pokémon World Tournament distribution events beginning October 22 via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. In these events, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 video game players will have the opportunity to battle the Pokémon teams used by Masters Division World Champ Ray Rizzo, Senior Division World Champ Toler Webb, Junior Division World Champ Abram Burrows, and other top finalists who competed at the 2012 Pokémon World Championships, held in Hawaii in August.

The Top 4 Junior Division finalists will be distributed as the basis of in-game Pokémon Trainers starting October 22. Once players reach the Pokémon World Tournament in the Unova region's Driftveil City, they will be able to access the "2012 Junior Division Challenge" distribution and battle against the Pokémon teams of 2012 Pokémon Video Game World Champion Abram Burrows, Junior Division Runner-up Brian Hough, and Junior Division finalists Brendan Zheng and Kippei Takaki. Two weeks later, on November 5, the "2012 Senior Division Challenge" distribution will be accessible, and players will be able to access the "2012 Masters Division Challenge" distribution starting November 19.

Below is the full list of finalists from the 2012 Pokémon World Championships who will be featured in the upcoming Pokémon World Tournament distribution events, including each finalist's in-game Trainer name:

2012 Junior Division Challenge (Distribution begins October 22 via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service)

  • Junior Division World Champ Abram Burrows as World Champ Abram
  • Junior Division Runner-up Brian Hough as World Runner-up Brian
  • Junior Division 3rd Place Finisher Brendan Zheng as World Finalist Brendan
  • Junior Division 4th Place Finisher Kippei Takaki as World Finalist Kippei

2012 Senior Division Challenge (Distribution begins November 5 via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service)

  • Senior Division World Champ Toler Webb as World Champ Toler
  • Senior Division Runner-up Jaime Martinez Alonzo as World Runner-up Jaime
  • Senior Division 3rd Place Finisher Nitesh Manem as World Finalist Nitesh
  • Senior Division 4th Place Finisher Henry Maxon as World Finalist Henry

2012 Masters Division Challenge (Distribution begins November 19 via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service)

  • Masters Division World Champ Ray Rizzo as World Champ Ray
  • Masters Division Runner-up Wolfe Glick as World Runner-up Wolfe
  • Masters Division 3rd Place Finisher Abel Martin Sanz as World Finalist Abel
  • Masters Division 4th Place Finisher Joe Polkowski as World Finalist Joe

To participate in each of the Pokémon World Tournament distribution events, you must have a copy of Pokémon Black 2 or Pokémon White 2, a system in the Nintendo DS™ family or the Nintendo 3DS family , and wireless broadband Internet access. You'll also need to travel to the in-game Pokémon World Tournament in Driftveil City before you can participate. Players can have up to three Pokémon World Tournament distribution events saved in their game at one time.

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Saturday, October 13th, 2012 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (12:00 PM) - Added full card translations below thanks to Puddizzle!

Kyurem Battle Strength Decks

CoroCoro magazine just leaked and has revealed Jellicent, Magnezone, Sharpedo, and Vanilluxe from the Kyurem Battle Strength Decks. The two decks contain 60 cards each and will be released in Japan this coming Friday, though we'll most likely have scans and translations by Wednesday. Thanks goes to Puddizzle for the translations below!

Jellicent (Team Plasma) - Water - HP100
Stage 1 - Evolves from Frillish

Ability: Vengeful Orb
If this Defending Pokemon is Knocked Out by your opponent's Pokemon's attack, the Attacking Pokemon is now Poisoned and Confused.

[W][C] Aqua Bullet: 40 damage. This attack does 10 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Magnezone - Electric - HP140
Stage 2 - Evolves from Magneton

[L] Double Assist: 30 damage. Attach two basic Energy cards from your discard pile to one of your Pokemon.
[L][C][C] Rolling Attack: 70+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Sharpedo (Team Plasma) - Water - HP90
Stage 1 - Evolves from Carvanha

Ability: Rough Skin
When this Defending Pokemon takes damage from your opponent's attack, place 2 damage counters on the Attacking Pokemon.

[W][C] Hard Bite: 40+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Vanilluxe - Water - HP130
Stage 2 - Evolves from Vanillish

[C] Fountainergy: 30 damage. Attach two basic Energy cards from your hand to one of your Pokemon.
[W][W][C] Blizzard: 70 damage. This attack does 10 damage to each of your opponent's Benched Pokemon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon)

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

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