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

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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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Friday, October 12th, 2012 @ 9 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

There's no news, so here's a distraction! Courtesy of Reddit. Quite the effort in sprite editing, no? If you can do better, let us know and we'll post it during news lulls! :D

Dialga used Roar of Time Palkia used Spacial Rend
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Had a busy birthday weekend and week; catching up on the news!

PETA, which stands for "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals," is a large international organization infamous for their radical attempts to defend animal rights. When Black and White came out, many people thought Team Plasma might have been inspired by PETA since, like PETA, Team Plasma wants to liberate Pokemon from their Trainers. Welp, it seems PETA has responded to their portrayal in Unova by creating a mini-game to tie in with Black 2 and White 2's release where they can tell the world what they themselves actually think.

The game features you as Pikachu, Tepig, Snivy, and Oshawott attacking Cheren, Professor Juniper, Ghetsis, and Ash. Before and after you battle them, you have discussions about animal ethics (using Pokemon and Pokemon terminology, of course).

While it may appear at first that PETA is attacking the Pokemon franchise with this game, it seems more like they're using Pokemon's popularity as an opportunity to educate children about animal cruelty. As you play the game, you unlock raw videos of animals getting beaten and they use Pokemon examples for what you shouldn't do in real life to your animals (like constrain your animals in cages). There is also a point where you battle Ash and he tells you, as Pikachu, that he doesn't care for you, never cared to ask you if you wanted to battle other Pokemon, and never cared whether you were stuffed in a Poke Ball or not. This may be meant to make fans say "That's the exact opposite of the truth" and think about all the times Ash has cared for Pikachu (which makes you think about how to treat animals), while making non-fans think that what Ash is saying is cruel and that they would never treat animals like that. This disconnect is where the moral message is generated (at least that's my interpretation!). Or it could just be that PETA is crazy and blindly attacking the franchise... who knows...

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Had a busy birthday weekend and week; catching up on the news!

Pokemon League Badge Case

For this year's Pokemon League, players will be able to earn the eight badges from Black 2 and White 2, which can be stored in a special Pokemon League badge case. The case will be magnetic and the badges will stick to the case's insides.

To obtain the badge case, you will need to order it (for free) from your Pokemon Trainer Club account on Pokemon.com. It will then be sent to the Pokemon League you attend for pickup. As the seasons progress, you will be eligible to earn the badges and fill the case.

Players who earn enough points this season will also be eligible to earn special TCG Online code cards, though what they will unlock is currently unknown. Traditional promo cards will not be given out this season; it seems TPCi really wants to promote their TCG Online program.

Pokemon League Badges
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Had a busy birthday weekend and week; catching up on the news!

A new "Pokemon PRO-Dual Deck Box" designed by Ultra PRO will be released in December for $7.99. It features two deck boxes in one, which fold together into one box. Combined, both deck boxes hold 120 card sleeves and come with two dividers. The card sleeves will come in two designs (60 sleeves of each), one design featuring white and gray boxes and the other featuring black and white boxes. The deck box itself will feature a Poke Ball logo and all of the elemental TCG types, including Dragon.

Pokemon PRO-Dual Deck Box
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