Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 @ 2 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Two-time World Champion Jason Klaczynski will be hosting the world's first major unsanctioned Pokemon TCG event this summer along with other high-profile Pokemon TCG players. The tournament will take place from August 31st to September 1st in Chicago, Illinois and will feature over 25 booster boxes, trophies, and more as prizes. Full details and event registration are available here.

Klaczynski Open

The Klaczynski Open will consist of two separate, side-by-side tournaments:

  • Main Event: Open to players of all ages
  • 14 & under Event: Open only to players aged 14 & under

Some exciting elements of the event include:

  • Best 2-of-3 Swiss Rounds (featuring a 75 minute + 3 turn time limit)
  • Over 25 Booster boxes and more as prizes!
  • 6 Booster Boxes to the Main Event winner!
  • A custom die to all entrants
  • On-stage Top 8 matches projected to jumbo screen
  • Live Stream from Kyle "Pooka" Sucevich and The Top Cut
  • Custom 1st Place trophies to winners of both events
  • Seating for over 300 players
  • Win-a-box and Draft Side Events on both days
  • Foreign versions of Tropical Beach permitted in decks
  • Online deck registration
  • Online pairings

Entry Fees:

  • Earlybird Registration, Main Event: $30 ($40 after July 15)
  • Earlybird Registration, 14 & Under Event: $20 ($30 after July 15)
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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new trailer for Prologue to Mewtwo's Awakening has been released. The special will air in Japan on July 11th and takes place right before Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo's Awakening.

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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The Plasma Blast three-pack blister will come with a Genesect promo, as you can see below. The promo is being given out in Japan to fans who buy Pokemon merchandise along with a movie voucher for Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo's Awakening.

Plasma Blast Genesect Blister
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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The first 14 card images from Plasma Blast have been revealed, all of them originating from BW9 Megalo Cannon (except Froslass, which was a promo). The set will be released in stores on August 14th, with prereleases likely taking place the two weekends before then.

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Saturday, June 15th, 2013 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

New cards from EX Battle Boost have been revealed: Gyarados (#23), Cofagrigus (#27), Natu (#46), Meloetta (#62), Meloetta (#70), Spiritomb (#71), and Bouffalant (#91). All of the cards feature new artwork except for Cofagrigus. Bouffalant and Cofagrigus are both reprints.

As posted in the previous news story, EX Battle Boost will feature reprints of Mewtwo-EX from Next Destinies, Darkrai-EX from Dark Explorers, Keldeo-EX, White Kyurem-EX, and Black Kyurem-EX from Boundaries Crossed, and Lugia-EX and Victini-EX from Plasma Storm.

The Natu got out of the cold! This is the second time in this set that cards are telling stories from one card to another (or if you want to be pessimistic, the Bouffalant ditched them out in the cold). Thanks goes to Puddizzle for the translations!

Gyarados from EX Battle Boost Cofagrigus from EX Battle Boost Natu from EX Battle Boost Meloetta from EX Battle Boost Meloetta from EX Battle Boost Spiritomb from EX Battle Boost Bouffalant from EX Battle Boost

Gyarados - Water - HP130
Stage 1 - Evolves from Magikarp

[W][C] Frenzy: 20x damage. Does 20 damage times the number of Prize cards both you and your opponent have taken.
[W][W][C][C][C] Hydro Splash: 120 damage.

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


Natu - Psychic - HP50
Basic Pokemon

[P][C] Peck: 20 damage.

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


Spiritomb - Darkness - HP80
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Sealed Scream
Neither player can play ACE SPEC cards from their hand.

[C] Occult Mirror: Shuffle your hand into your deck, then draw cards equal to the number of cards in your opponent's hand.

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Meloetta - Psychic - HP80
Basic Pokemon

[P] Psychic: 10+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each Energy attached to the Defending Pokemon.
[P][C][C] Echoed Voice: 50 damage. During your next turn, this Pokemon's Echoed Voice attack does 50 more damage.

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


Meloetta - Fighting - HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Magical Dance: Heal 30 damage from each of your Benched Pokemon.
[F][C][C] Meteor Step: 40+ damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 30 more damage for each heads.

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

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Saturday, June 15th, 2013 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

It has been revealed that EX Battle Boost will feature reprints of Mewtwo-EX from Next Destinies, Darkrai-EX from Dark Explorers, Keldeo-EX, White Kyurem-EX, and Black Kyurem-EX from Boundaries Crossed, and Lugia-EX and Victini-EX from Plasma Storm. That's quite a few EXs! As posted before, the set will be released July 13th and is mainly, but not exclusively, comprised of reprinted cards.

The Mewtwo and Genesect cards from the "Mewtwo vs. Genesect" deck that will be released alongside EX Battle Boost have also been revealed. The pack comes with two 30-card decks, damage counters, and a Red Genesect coin for 1260 yen. When purchasing the decks, you'll be able to receive a Victini or Shaymin promo card (we're not sure if only one or both). Thanks goes to Puddizzle for the translations!

EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect Deck EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect Deck EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect Deck

Mewtwo from EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect DeckMewtwo - Psychic - HP120
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Power Edge: 30 damage.
[P][P][C][C] Psycho Strike: 120 damage. Discard 2 Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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


Genesect from EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect DeckGenesect - Grass - HP110
Basic Pokemon

[G] Slash: 20 damage.
[C][C][C][C] Gaia Blaster: 50+ damage. Does 20 more damage for each [G] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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


Victini from EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect DeckVictini - Psychic - HP70
Basic Pokemon

[P] Call for Family: Search your deck for a Basic Pokemon and put it on your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterwards.
[P][C] Quick Attack: 20+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Shaymin from EX Battle Boost's Mewtwo vs. Genesect DeckShaymin - Grass - HP70
Basic Pokemon

[G] Energy Assistance: Attach one [G] Energy from your discard pile to one of your Benched Pokemon.
[G][C] Quick Turn: 20x damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 20 damage times the number of heads.

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

Three blister packs are also coming out on July 13th. The previously announced blister pack that will be released alongside EX Battle Boost will feature four of the set's booster packs and a new Genesect promo. The same promo but with alternate artwork will be released in yet another blister pack called the "Movie Commemoration Genesect Set," which features two Megalo Cannon packs and two EX Battle Boost packs. This blister will only be sold at theaters that screen Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo's Awakening. The final blister pack will come with one EX Battle Boost pack, one Megalo Cannon pack, a postcard, and 32 Genesect card sleeves. It will only be sold at Pokemon Centers and Seven-I Holdings stores. All three blisters will cost 630 yen.

EX Battle Boost Genesect Blister Pack EX Battle Boost Genesect Blister Pack EX Battle Boost Genesect Blister Pack

Genesect - Grass - HP110
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Hyper Beam: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, discard an Energy card attached to the Defending Pokemon.
[G][G][C] Break Bazooka: 100 damage. Discard all [G] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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

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Saturday, June 15th, 2013 @ 1 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A lot of people have been e-mailing me to ask where all our rumors are, so since they were posted across a couple of posts, I've decided to compile all of them here in one place. I've also included some clarifications and explanations about what went on.

Saturday, May 11th (the day May's CoroCoro came out) - I posted the first wave of leaks because CoroCoro revealed Parabolic Charge, which matched the effect of a move the source told me about back in February. This was the first of any of his info that matched something official. Since it was too coincidental and he had shown me credentials that made me 99% sure he was the real deal, I decided to post some of his information.

  • Fairy will be a new type. It is weak to Poison and Steel, immune to Dragon, super effective against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting, and Fire and Psychic-type Pokemon take half damage from it. (WPM Note: Fairy is confirmed, super effectiveness against Dragon is confirmed.)
  • Sylveon is Fairy-type. Some older Pokemon will be reclassified to Fairy, such as Mawile (Steel/Fairy). (WPM Note: Sylveon being Fairy and old Pokemon being reclassified is confirmed.)
  • Mewtwo has two new formes, not just one. Both are activated via items.
  • The professor's English name is Patrice.
  • The Starter final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Dark, and Water/Fighting. (WPM Note: Two days later [on Monday], the source informed me he had mixed up the secondary types of Chespin and Froakie's final evolutions. This bullet point reflects the correction.)
  • The first Gym is Bug, the second is Fairy, and the fourth is Fighting. (WPM Note: First Gym being Bug is confirmed.)
  • A few attacks will be dual-typed. (WPM Note: Many people are interpreting this as an attack shooting out two types at once, but it could just be that the attack switches types under certain conditions or something like that.)
  • There will be a new type of battling style that Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate can participate in. (WPM Note: Confirmed. He also specifically named them "Sky Battles" but I missed putting that into the original post.)
  • You will be able to see a Pokemon's EVs at a certain in-game facility. You will be able to boost the EVs through mini-games. It will take about two hours to get one stat to max EVs. (WPM Note: Gamefreak confirmed there will be greater visibility of EVs.)

Monday, May 13th - He sent me these names on Saturday after CoroCoro leaked. After waiting a bit and thinking about it, I posted them on Monday so we could all see whether he was the real deal or not, as Pokemon would likely be revealing the English names sometime that week. The next day, all of the names were confirmed by Pokemon (minus a typo we had in Pancham's name since he was spelling them off memory).

CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y
  • The goat, Gogoat -> Gogoat. It's a goat that goes. No need to change the name I guess?
  • The panda, Yancham -> Panchum. Obviously "punch 'em," with the "punch" starting out as "pan" because it's a panda.
  • The bird, Yayakoma -> Fletchling. Fletching or fledgling + hatchling?
  • The "lizard," Elikiteru -> Helioptile. A heliophile is any organism attracted to sunlight, so that + reptile?

Saturday, May 18th - At this point, the source had been discovered by Nintendo and shut down. Below is a collection of the rest of the information he had sent me since February and up until a few days before that post.

  • Pancham evolves into Pangoro in the early level 30s. In order to evolve Pancham into Pangoro, you need to have one other Dark-type Pokemon in your party. Pangoro's type is Fighting/Dark.
  • A Pokemon named Inkay evolves into Malimar. To evolve it, you have to hold your 3DS upside-down when it levels up (the 3DS has an accelerometer and gyroscope, so it can detect that). Malimar's type is Dark/Psychic.
  • A Psychic-type Pokemon named Espurr (ESP + purr) evolves into Meowstick (Meow + mystic?). (Sounds like Psychic-type cats. Meowstick's name sounds too similar to Meowth to me though.)
  • Like in B/W you have two rivals - one is friendly and the other is competitive. Your rival that is more friendly gives you his/her fully evolved starter Pokemon after you beat the game.
  • Another professor named Sycamore gives you either Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle.
  • Even though it shows the player riding on a Gogoat in the new trailer, players can't ride on their own Pokemon. What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat.
  • HMs still exist but there's a lot less of them.
  • Players will be able to see their Pokemon's EVs (probably through the same in-game facility mentioned in the other post).
  • A new move, Belch, is a Poison-type attack that has a base power of 120. The user must consume a held Berry to perform it.
  • Draining Kiss is a Fairy-type attack that heals the user for the same amount of damage performed. It has a base power of 60.
  • If the previously revealed forme of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly similar to Mewtwo's original design, the second supposed form of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly/vaguely similar to Mew's design.
  • In case you missed our correction the other day, the Starters' final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Dark, and Water/Fighting.

Around when the source was discovered, his friend began going around online trying to cast doubt on all the information. This may have been to try to take the heat off his friend or an attempt to make amends with Nintendo and cause confusion so people wouldn't know which information to believe. So, here is a list of the bullet points that were sent to me around the time he was discovered / felt Nintendo was about to knock on his door. The reliability of everything else above should be considered just as reliable as the confirmed information he sent. These two bullet points below may still be just as reliable.

  • A Psychic-type Pokemon named Espurr (ESP + purr) evolves into Meowstick (Meow + mystic?). (Sounds like Psychic-type cats. Meowstick's name sounds too similar to Meowth to me though.)
  • Like in B/W you have two rivals - one is friendly and the other is competitive. Your rival that is more friendly gives you his/her fully evolved starter Pokemon after you beat the game.

Also, many people doubted our source since another notable leaker went to his Twitter account and called most of our information fake. He was the source who revealed many B/W Pokemon before they were released last generation and he even revealed the Fairy-type before us (though we had gotten the news much earlier than him). However, I later discovered from a friend close to him that the only information he knew is what he released and that he was no longer privy to any other information (maybe his source was shut down too?). He was obviously trying to ride on the coattails of his previous reputation, which was proven when he tried to sell non-existent X/Y news to another Pokemon website for a good chunk of cash (luckily the site contacted me to talk about it and I was able to convince them just how illegal and shady and slimy that is and not to do it). Plus, this former leaker would have obviously leaked more information if he really had it.

Additionally, some people have cast doubts on our rumors as a whole because of the following bullet point. Gamefreak showed footage of the player riding a Rhyhorn at E3, which seemed to contradict it:

  • Even though it shows the player riding on a Gogoat in the new trailer, players can't ride on their own Pokemon. What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat.

However, Gamefreak specifically stated that you could rent or borrow Pokemon in certain areas. Those Pokemon will only work in those specific areas. Thus, in light of that information, the bullet point seems even more accurate since the source specifically stated "players can't ride on their own Pokemon" and "What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat." Even if the source was wrong about this point, you have to keep in mind that he played the game before February and that things could have changed since then (in some of the trailers we've already seen some improvements done to the landscape and things moving around). But all in all, not a single piece of our source's information has proven itself inaccurate so far, let alone flat-out wrong.

You can check out this forum thread if you want to discuss this post.

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Friday, June 14th, 2013 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new special called Prologue to Mewtwo's Awakening will be airing in Japan on July 11th. The plot of the special is supposed to take place right before the actual Mewtwo/Genesect film. The special will feature an encounter between Virgil, the Eeveelution trainer, and Mewtwo, who is in its new forme.

It's been a whopping 12 years since Mewtwo Returns. The new special is supposed to talk about Mewtwo's past and its purpose. If the Mewtwo in the new film is indeed our old Mewtwo (with a female voice for some reason), perhaps this special is airing to bring new fans up-to-date for the film.

Mewtwo Special Mewtwo Special Mewtwo Special Mewtwo Special

As was revealed the other day, Alexa, the older sister of Santalune City Gym Leader Viola, will be appearing in the TV show on July 18th. She's pictured with Gogoat, Heloptile, and Noivern.

Alexa in Best Wishes Alexa in Best Wishes Alexa in Best Wishes
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Friday, June 14th, 2013 @ 5 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon has released a new trailer for X and Y as well as a press release which names all of the humans and Pokemon that were revealed in CoroCoro. All of the English names are bolded below for your convenience.

LONDON, UK—June 14, 2013— After a flurry of Pokémon activity this week at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced even more details this morning about the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games, launching worldwide October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The games’ newly discovered Kalos region will feature many towns to explore, people to meet, and never-before-seen Pokémon to encounter. Players will also meet new Gym Leaders to challenge and collect Gym Badges from as they travel throughout Kalos. Many specific details are being shared for the first time today.

Welcome to Vaniville Town - Once a player has chosen to play as a male or female Trainer, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y begins in Vaniville Town. Step outside the house you just moved to and soon meet four new friends that will embark on a journey around the Kalos region with you. These four friends— Shauna, Tierno, Trevor, and Serena (if you play as a boy) or Calem (if you play as a girl)—are unique individuals:

  • Shauna is an incredibly energetic girl who is coming along on the journey to find a dream of her own. She’s friendly and outgoing, and seems to genuinely enjoy all the curiosities you’ll come across on your journey.
  • Trevor (orange hair) bursts with curiosity about the world around him. He’s an excellent student, and very competitive, wanting to be the first of the group to complete his Pokédex.
  • Tierno (black shirt) is the dancer of the group and wants more than anything to create a dance team with his Pokémon. Strong, kind, and light on his feet, Tierno gets easily distracted by watching opposing Pokémon during battles because he’s too busy trying to incorporate Pokémon moves into his dances.
  • Serena or Calem (the playable characters) lives next door to you in Vaniville Town. This character has a passion to become a powerful Pokémon Trainer and sets out on the journey to accomplish that dream.
Shauna from Pokemon X and Y Trevor from Pokemon X and Y Tierno from Pokemon X and Y

Alexa from Pokemon X and Y Viola from Pokemon X and YMeet Santalune City Gym Leader Viola - The first Gym Leader players will encounter on their adventure is Viola, the Gym Leader of Santalune City, a pleasant city that is known for its large fountain and park benches. Players will learn about Viola by first meeting her older sister, Alexa, a journalist working for a publishing house in Lumiose City. Alexa insists that her sister will be happy to meet players visiting Santalune City. A professional photographer who specializes in Pokémon photography, Viola presides over the Santalune City Gym, whose interior is constructed from threads like spiderwebs, strung together tightly above the darkness. Players will need to find a safe path through these threads, and will receive useful advice from Viola when they battle her.

More never-before-seen Pokémon that players will encounter in the Kalos region have been announced this morning.

  • Litleo is a young, hot-blooded Pokémon that is always ready for a battle. In the wild, Litleo will venture out on its own to make its way in the world. A Fire- and Normal-type Pokémon, Litleo’s red mane blazes with heat during battle, which burns hotter when it battles very strong opponents. Litleo knows a new Normal-type move in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Noble Roar. Useful against strong opponents, Noble Roar intimidates targets and lowers their Attack stat.
  • Debuting as a Fairy-type Pokémon along with Sylveon, Flabébé lives atop a flower that it chooses soon after it’s born and will care for its entire life. Players may see different Flabébé holding flowers of different colours when encountering them in the wild. Flabébé is able to draw forth hidden powers that lie within its flower and use those powers in moves while battling. Flabébé knows Fairy Wind, a Fairy-type move debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that summons a wind that blasts an opponent as it attacks. Like all Fairy-type moves, it’s super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • As Pokémon evolve, they take on new appearances and learn new moves. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will introduce the Bug-type Pokémon Scatterbug. Scatterbug knows String Shot, a Bug-type move that can lower the Speed stat of opposing Pokémon. This Bug type uses the fur around its neck to control its body temperature. Scatterbug evolves into Spewpa, another new Bug-type Pokémon that can withstand half-hearted attacks due to its stiff, fur-covered body. Use the Normal-type move Protect at a beginning of a turn to protect Spewpa from moves used against it on that turn. The final evolved form of Scatterbug, which was revealed earlier this week, is the new Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon Vivillon. It’s said there’s a secret behind the colourful decorative pattern on Vivillon’s wings, which it uses to scatter its scales or create a strong wind to attack. Vivillon can learn Struggle Bug, a Bug-type move that lowers the Special Attack of any opposing Pokémon it hits, so the move not only causes damage but also reduces the damage inflicted on Vivillon from certain moves during battle.
Litleo from Pokemon X and Y Flabebe from Pokemon X and Y Scatterbug from Pokemon X and Y Spwepa from Pokemon X and Y
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 @ 5 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

CoroCoro is currently leaking, revealing a couple of new characters and new Pokemon. Keep in mind that all of the names below are the Japanese names and will change for the English translation of the games. Thanks goes to Puddizzle for the translations!

CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y
  • 1st scan: Shishiko is the Lion Cub Pokemon and is Fire/Normal. It learns a new attack called War Cry which lowers the target's Attack. This Pokemon has a temper, is quick to fight, and lives in packs. When they become stronger, they leave their packs to go live alone. The red bang on its head emits heat. This Pokemon was first shown last night at the X/Y roundtable.
  • 2nd scan: Furabebe, the Lone Flower Pokemon, is a Fairy-type. It can learn Fairy Wind. When this Pokemon is born, it looks for a flower and stays with it for its entire life. There may be Furabebe that are holding on to different flowers in the games.
  • 3rd scan: Vivillon has two pre-evolutions named Kofukimushi and Kofuurai (one of these is Spewpa). Both are Bug-type.
  • 4th scan: Pansy (left) will appear in the TV show on July 18th with a Gogoat and Helioptile. She's a photographer from Lumiose City. Viola (right) is the Gym Leader of Hakudan City. She specializes in the Bug-type. She carries a video camera around.
  • 5th/6th scan: Asame Town is the starting town. The characters shown are from left to right Toroba, Tieruno, and Sana (Sana resembles one of the characters from an earlier trailer who's following you in the forest). All three are from Asame Town, begin their Pokemon journeys with you, and you befriend them at the beginning of the story. You also befriend the opposite-gender character, who is either Callum if you play as a girl or Serena if you play as a boy (in Japanese, at least). He or she lives next door to you.
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