Thursday, August 9th, 2012 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The official Japanese Pokemon website has finally revealed BW7 Plasma Gale, which we first learned about over a month ago. Its booster box promo will be Crobat, which, like previous sets, will appear in the set with alternate artwork. Thanks goes to Rogan for its translation!

Plasma Gale Crobat Promo

Crobat - Psychic - HP130
Stage 2 - Evolves from Golbat

Ability: Night Sight
Once during your turn (before you attack), you may draw a card.

[P][C][C] Deadly Poison Fangs: 40 damage. The Defending Pokemon is now Poisoned. Put 4 damage counters on it instead of 1 between turns.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 0

It appears that cards related to Team Plasma will sport blue borders, a first for the Pokemon TCG. Cards in the set and promos related to Team Plasma will also feature the Team Plasma logo as a watermark behind the card text. In terms of a theme, the set ad reveals that Lugia is flying above the Plasma Frigate from Black 2 and White 2, so we may see cards featuring that location in the background.

The side of the set's booster box also reveals that Rotom and Donphan will appear in the set. Previously, we learned that Lugia-EX would be in the set and that Klinklang would be featured in the half deck.

Plasma Gale Booster Box

Starting September 14th, the day Plasma Gale is released, you can receive one of four promo cards for every 1,000 yen you spend on Pokemon TCG products at participating stores. The promos are Skarmory, Bouffalant, Team Plasma's Poke Ball, and N (a reprint with new artwork). It is unknown if, like Crobat, the promos will appear in the set with alternate artwork.

Plasma Gale Crobat Promo
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Thursday, August 9th, 2012 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

For those of you with copies of Black 2 and White 2, you'll be able to download a Level 50 Genesect over Wi-Fi starting this Saturday and until September 14th. An early leak of CoroCoro magazine has just revealed that its moveset is Magnet Bomb, Signal Beam, Solarbeam, and its signature move, Techno Blast. It is currently unknown what its hold item is.

Genesect's Moveset in CoroCoro Magazine
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon's YouTube channel has released the promotional anime trailer for Black 2 and White 2 in English! The trailer also features the scene of Mei battling Cheren that was cut out of the original Japanese trailer. Also, I think (but could be very wrong) that Sean Schemmel (Goku) = Rival, Lisa Ortiz (Mars) = Mei, and Sarah Natochenny (Ash) = Elesa.

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 @ 2 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

As you can see below, the product image for the Keldeo Figure Box reveals that the box will feature a jumbo version of the Keldeo-EX from Japan's BW6 Cold Flare set (if not a placeholder for another card, since the product image says the jumbo and regular card are the same card) as well as the holo Keldeo promo that was given out at Japanese Pokemon Centers this past July. The box will be released sometime in October for $15.99 and will come with a Keldeo Resolute Form figurine, the promo card, the jumbo card, and three Black and White series booster packs.

Since America's Cold Flare / Freeze Bolt set won't come out until November 7th, this box will actually feature Keldeo-EX before BW7, the set its EX is featured in. Thus, there seems to be a bit of a haste to release a TCG product featuring Keldeo ahead of its scheduled TCG set. Since Keldeo's video game distribution ends October 6th, Black 2 and White 2 hit store shelves on October 7th, and this Keldeo product comes out in October, it's possible we'll see the Kyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman - Keldeo movie on Cartoon Network sometime in October (and if not, definitely by November).

Keldeo Figure Box

Keldeo Promo

Keldeo - Water - HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Swords Dance: During your next turn, this Pokemon's Aqua Blade attack's base damage is 120.
[W][W][C] Aqua Blade: 60 damage.

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


BW6 Freeze Bolt and Cold FlareKeldeo-EX – Water – HP170
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Step In
Once during your turn (before you attack), if this Pokemon is on your Bench, you may switch it with your Active Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Secret Sword: 50+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each [W] energy attached to this Pokemon.

When Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

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

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Monday, August 6th, 2012 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

According to an update on the Worlds 2012 website, the finals for the Masters division of Worlds is going to be streamed live over the Internet: "Visit this page Sunday afternoon to watch the finals live from Hawaii! We'll be providing live commentary throughout the action, too." TPCi's sudden interest in doing something like this seems to come from websites like The Top Cut who have recently popularized coverage of high-profile TCG matches via video recording and commentary - it wouldn't be the first time TPCi has learned something from its fan websites!

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Monday, August 6th, 2012 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new "Dragon Vault" box will be released worldwide in mid-October. Considering Dragons Exalted specifically excluded all cards from Japan's Dragon Selection mini-set, this box seems to be the method through which TPCi will release those 17 Dragon-type Pokemon cards (don't count on Dragon Selection's one exclusive Trainer, Fast Ticket, being so freely distributed - it'll probably be saved for the November set). Perhaps the Dragon cards will all be holo like the Japanese set, maybe coming in some sort of case that shows them off. Thanks goes to Card Team for the news!

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

From August 27th to October 6th, around the same time its TCG figure box comes out, Keldeo will be distributed to Pokemon Black and White games at Gamestop! It will more than likely match the Keldeo that players can download in Japan right now for having pre-ordered tickets to see Kyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman - Keldeo: it comes at Level 15 with a PP Max, inside a Cherish Ball, and with the moves Aqua Jet, Leer, Double Kick, and Bubblebeam.

Keldeo learns the move Secret Sword when taken to the Moor of Iccirus with its trio members Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion. When transferred to Black 2 and White 2 and taken to Oath Woods with the three, Keldeo can also be taught Secret Sword but will then transform into its Resolute Form.

The Gamestop promotion ends a day before the release of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 on October 7th, meaning the Colt Pokemon is being used as a lure to get people to pre-order the games at Gamestop. Marketing! Now we just have to wait for Meloetta's distribution details. (Wi-Fi? Toys R Us?)

Keldeo and its Resolute Form
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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The Worlds 2012 website is now live! It appears the visual theme for this year will be tikis. The website reveals that the guests of honor will be Tsunekazu Ishihara (President and CEO of The Pokemon Company), Junichi Masuda (Director of Game Freak), and Shigeki Morimoto (Game Director at Game Freak). Their autograph sessions will take place on Sunday, August 12th, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. As usual, there will also be a Pokemon distribution, though it has not been revealed yet what Pokemon will be given out. Worlds takes place next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Worlds 2012 Website
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Nintendo sent out a press release today revealing that Pokedex 3D Pro, the updated Pokedex 3D Nintendo 3DS app, will be released in North America on November 8th. The game allows you to view information on all currently revealed Pokemon. The original Pokedex 3D, which was released in North America on June 6th last year, will be removed from the 3DS eShop on October 1st. While the original app was free, the new one will likely cost $15 like the Japanese release.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new "Keldeo Figure Box" is set for release this October and will come with a Keldeo figurine, a holo Keldeo promo, a jumbo version of it, and three Black and White series booster packs. The box will cost $15.99. You can check out its product description below.

Since TPCi is advertising Keldeo at the end of this year with the release of this box, it's likely that we're also going to see the fifteenth movie air on Cartoon Network around the same time along with the November release of BW6 Cold Flare / Freeze Bolt. Both the movie and TCG set advertise Black Kyurem, White Kyurem, and Keldeo (and BW5 also has Terrakion in it).

Bring Legendary Strength to Every Battle with the Pokémon TCG: Keldeo Box!

One of the most recently discovered Pokémon is ready to take the battlefield with a talented Trainer—is it you? In the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Keldeo Box, you’ll find the Colt Pokémon Keldeo as an impressive collectible figure and as TWO cool promo cards—a regular foil card AND an awesome oversized one! Plus, you get three booster packs from the Pokémon TCG: Black & White Series expansions to help you charge into battle!

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