Friday, August 15th, 2014 @ 2 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Concert starts in a few hours! So excited! I'll probably post a mini-review after. Just hope it'll be goooood...

As usual, Worlds 2014 competitors will receive a competitor's package that includes a t-shirt, playmat, hat, plush, deck box, play mat, pouches, and more. Some of this merchandise will probably be available for purchase at Worlds' on-site store. Thanks goes to Kirbypopstarhero for the photo!

Words 2014 Competitor's Package
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Thursday, August 14th, 2014 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Following yesterday's leak, Junichi Masuda officially revealed Mega Audino at Germany's Gamescom trade show today and Pokemon has now uploaded a video of the Mega Evolution to its YouTube channel. There is no video for Mega Slowbro yet, though (will it be revealed at Worlds?).

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Anyone have a fun deck I could borrow at Worlds? :p

The official Pokemon TCG simulator has accidentally leaked the Worlds 2014 promo: Champions Festival. Those who compete in Worlds this weekend will receive the limited edition promo. Thanks goes to Cheyanna R. and Mikal W. for sending us the photo and Andrew K. for the heads up!

Champions Festival Promo
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Sorry for the late update, I was asleep! :p

Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino were accidentally revealed by Korea's official Pokemon website earlier today, but have since been taken down.

Mega Slowbro is Water/Psychic with Shell Armor, gets increased Defense and Special Attack, and is 2.0 m tall and weighs 120.0 kg. Energy becomes focused in Shellder's bite upon Mega Evolution, the result being that Mega Slowbro's shell now encompasses its body like a suit of armor and it is much harder. In battle Mega Slowbro stands upright by using its tail to hop, then springs itself forward to attack enemies.

Mega Audino is Normal/Fairy with Healer, gets increased Defense and Special Defense, and is 1.5 m tall and weighs 35.0 kg. It exudes a relaxing pulse that calms its foes. Anyone who touches its feelers will fall into a deep sleep.

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Monday, August 11th, 2014 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Phantom Gate Manectric and Spirit Link Card

Japan's Pokemon TCG website has updated early with several cards from Phantom Gate, officially revealing the set for the first time and the main Pokemon-EX from its "Hyper Metal Chain Deck." Translations are below with a huge thanks to Franco T. Players who purchase a booster box of this set will also receive a Ditto promo.

Although proper images were not revealed, the website's set banner (right) gives a glimpse of M Manectric-EX and some sort of new Team Flare full art Trainer card. The card has a huge red "FLARE" watermark in the background of the text along with the Team Flare symbol. The border of the card is also red, a first for the TCG. The card sports what may be a Pokemon Tool rule under the artwork, but it's too small to translate at this time.

Also being released alongside the set on September 13th are new Espurr and Meowstic sleeves, Mega Gengar sleeves, and a Mega Gengar Deck Box.

To discuss this latest Phantom Gate news, check out this thread on our forums!

Gengar-EX from Phantom Gate

Gengar-EX - Psychic - HP170
Basic Pokemon

[C] Shadow Attack: Place 3 damage counters on 1 of your opponent's Pokemon.
[P][C][C] Dark Corridor: 60 damage. Your opponent's Active Pokemon is now Poisoned. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2


M Gengar-EX from Phantom Gate

M Gengar-EX - Psychic - HP220
Mega Evolution - Evolves from Gengar-EX

When 1 of your Pokemon becomes a Mega Evolution, your turn ends.

[P][C][C] Phantom Gate: Choose 1 of your opponent's Pokemon's attacks and use it as this attack.

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

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


Dialga-EX from Phantom Gate

Dialga-EX - Metal - HP180
Basic Pokemon

[M][C][C] Chrono Wind: 60 damage. If the opponent's Active Pokemon is a Pokemon-EX, it cannot attack during your opponent's next turn.
[M][M][C][C] Fullmetal Impact: 150 damage. Discard 2 [M] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 2


Aegislash-EX from Phantom Gate

Aegislash-EX Metal - HP170
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Mighty Shield
Prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks from your opponent's Pokemon that have any Special Energy attached to them.

[C][C][C] Slash Blast: 40+ damage. Does 20 more damage for each [M] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 3


Zubat from Phantom Gate

Zubat - Psychic - HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C] Skill Dive: Choose 1 of your opponent's Pokemon. This attack does 10 damage to that Pokemon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Golbat from Phantom Gate

Golbat - Psychic - HP70
Stage 1 - Evolves from Zubat

Ability: Sneaky Bite
When you play this card from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon, you may choose 1 of your opponent's Pokemon and place 2 damage counters on it.

[C] Barrage Fly: Does 10 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Crobat from Phantom Gate

Crobat - Psychic - HP130
Stage 2 - Evolves from Golbat

Ability: Abrupt Bite
When you play this card from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon, you may choose 1 of your opponent's Pokemon and place 3 damage counters on it.

[C] Skill Dive: Choose 1 of your opponent's Pokemon. This attack does 30 damage to that Pokemon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Ditto from Phantom Gate

Ditto - Colorless - HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Metamorph Gene
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, this Pokemon can use any of the opponent's Active Pokemon's attacks. (This Pokemon still needs the necessary Energy requirements and anything else required in order to use the attack.)

[C] Sticky Attach: 10 damage. You may attach 1 Basic Energy from your discard pile to this Pokemon.

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


Dimensional Valley from Phantom Gate

Dimensional Valley - Trainer
Stadium

Each player's Psychic Pokemon pays 1 [C] less to attack.

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.


AZ from Phantom Gate

AZ - Trainer
Supporter

Choose 1 of your Pokemon and return that Pokemon and its attached pre-evolutions to your hand. (Discard all other cards attached to that Pokemon.)

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


AZ from Phantom Gate

Mystery Energy - Special Energy

This card can only be attached to a [P] Pokemon. This card provides [P] Energy only while this card is attached to a [P] Pokemon.

The Retreat Cost of the [P] Pokemon this card is attached to is [C][C] less.

(If this card is attached to anything other than a [P] Pokemon, discard this card.)

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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon.com has updated with all of the information from CoroCoro magazine, plus some new details! The info, screenshots, and artwork are all included below. Click the thumbnails to enlarge the images, then use your left and right arrow keys to scroll through them.

Horde Battles with Trainers: In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Horde Encounters won't be limited to battling wild Pokémon. They can even occur when battling other Trainers. Face off against five Trainers at once in these thrilling battles!

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Shiny Beldum: As a special gift for those who purchase Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire shortly after launch, a special Shiny Beldum holding a Mega Stone will be available! By raising this Beldum, you will be able to evolve it all the way into a Shiny Mega Metagross! This is your chance to get a powerful Mega-Evolved Pokémon right away and in a very rare form!

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Cosplay Pikachu: More has been revealed about the Pikachu wearing creative costumes. The truth is that this Pikachu is a star Pokémon that's wildly popular in Pokémon Contest Spectaculars. It goes by the name Cosplay Pikachu! The heart-shaped mark on its tail is its signature, and it absolutely loves fashion. By dressing up in different costumes, it can steal the show in all kinds of contests! After you take part in your first contest, you will be able to get this Cosplay Pikachu on your team. You can change Cosplay Pikachu's costumes anytime in the green room at any Contest Hall. Note: Other Pikachu that you catch or obtain cannot dress up in these costumes. Only the Cosplay Pikachu that you receive at the Contest Hall can dress up in contests. Cosplay Pikachu can have its costumes changed anytime in the green room at any Contest Hall. Cosplay Pikachu can take on different appearances and learn different moves, and those changes will appear in battle, as well! Depending on its costume, it will be able to use moves that a normal Pikachu cannot learn, making it very attractive for battle. Check out some of these special moves and how they work in both contests and battles!

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Even More Contest Fun: There's a lot more you can do with the Pokémon Contest Spectacular. First, using communication features, you can play together with your friends. Compete with your friends and family members on the contest stage! You can also take photos of your precious Pokémon. When the camera icon is displayed, you can take a picture of your favorite moment during a contest. If you talk to the young man near the reception desk who says it’s his job to prepare the Contest Hall, he can even set it up so you can take pictures of your Pokémon, capturing the world around you in the background! Try to take the ultimate shot with your Pokémon!

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Lisia is the number-one contest star in the Hoenn region, performing as a pair with her Pokémon partner, an Altaria named Ali. She can see the potential in you and your Pokémon. Although she is a contest prodigy, she also doesn't shy away from hard work and effort, which is where her true appeal lies.

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When you start to take part in contests, you will begin finding your fans waiting for you near the entrances to Contest Halls. These fans will support you in their own ways, cheering you on and giving you gifts like Berries. As you gain more skill in the contests, the number of fans waiting for you will increase, and they will be even more help to you!

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Mega Altaria: Mega Altaria's body is enveloped in its unique feathers, which glimmer with an iridescent sheen. They have grown even larger as a self-protective measure. It sings with a voice that is even more beautiful than before it Mega Evolved. It has a sociable personality and is not timid. When it Mega Evolves, Altaria's type changes, and it becomes a Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon! It has the Pixilate Ability, which makes Normal-type moves into Fairy-type moves. Its Attack and Sp. Attack also get big boosts, and its Defense is increased as well. Its usefulness won't be limited to the contest stage!

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Mega Salamence: The energy from Salamence's Mega Evolution is focused on its wings. Its two wings fuse together, becoming a single huge wing in a crescent shape. When flying at high speeds, this wing becomes a great blade, slicing through anything loitering in Mega Salamence's way. When it Mega Evolves, its Defense stat soars. With its already high stats climbing even higher, this becomes an even more promising Pokémon than before. Its Aerilate Ability also makes Normal-type moves into Flying-type moves, increasing the ways that Mega Salamence can battle.

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Mega Lopunny: Mega Lopunny's wild fighting instincts, long dormant, have been awakened! A full-power strike from its ears could crumple solid steel plates. Its personality transforms and becomes extremely aggressive, which often leaves its Trainer feeling bewildered by the change. Lopunny's Attack gets a huge boost from Mega Evolution, and its already-high Speed also increases. With the Scrappy Ability, its Normal- and Fighting-type moves will even hit Ghost-type Pokémon.

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Saturday, August 9th, 2014 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (8:00 PM) - Added Aegislash-EX's translation below from reports on Twitter, but the spoiler may be wrong/inaccurate since we can't personally verify it. We'll know for sure next week when clear images are released - for now, treat it as unconfirmed.

This month's issue of CoroCoro reveals four Pokemon-EX and a new Trainer from Japan's upcoming Phantom Gate and its accompanying "Hyper Metal Chain Deck." Currently Japanese fans on Twitter have posted the spoilers for Gengar-EX and M Gengar-EX, but no scan has been uploaded of that page yet. As soon as the image is released, we'll of course post it here, so be sure to keep checking back! Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations in this story!

A scan of Aegislash-EX and Dialga-EX has been uploaded as well, but even within the magazine the cards are too small to read. We will likely see clear images of these cards next week when Pokemon's Japanese TCG website updates. Thanks goes to Viper.Fox for the heads up for their scan!

Gengar-EX - Psychic - HP170
Basic Pokemon

[C] Night Attack: Place 3 damage counters on 1 of your opponent's Pokemon.
[P][C][C] Dark Corridor: 60 damage. Your opponent's Active Pokemon is now Poisoned. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2


M Gengar-EX - Psychic - HP220
Mega Evolution - Evolves from Gengar-EX

[P][C][C] Phantom Gate: Choose 1 of your opponent's Pokemon's attacks and use it as this attack.

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

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


Aegislash-EX and Dialga-EX from Hyper Metal Chain Deck

Dialga-EX - Metal - HP180
Basic Pokemon

[M][C][C] Chrono Wind: 60 damage. Effect too small.
[M][M][C][C] Fullmetal Impact: 150 damage. Effect too small.

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

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 2


Aegislash-EX Metal - HP170
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Mighty Shield
Prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks from your opponent's Pokemon that have any Special Energy attached to them.

[C][C][C] Slash Blast: 40+ damage. Does 20 more damage for each [M] Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 3


Dimensional Valley - Trainer
Stadium

Each player's Psychic Pokemon pays 1 [C] less to attack.

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.

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Friday, August 8th, 2014 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A second batch of CoroCoro scans has started to leak to Japanese forums, revealing what appears to be the last Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire news in this month's issue: Pokemon can Mega Evolve in Contests. If any other unexpected pages are revealed we will update immediately, of course, but this appears to be the last big ORAS-related pages for the month. Though is it that hard to leak the TCG pages, leakers? Grr. :p

Mega Altaria in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire CoroCoro
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Friday, August 8th, 2014 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

In June we announced a new type of Pokemon TCG product called the Furious Fists Launch Kit. The kit was to come with 72 packs, 8 theme decks, and 16 promos - and now we know the promos are just Slurpuff and Trevenant from the set's 3-pack blisters. Thanks goes to Josh B. for the news!

Update (11:00 PM) - We now have scans of the single-pack blister promos Gogoat (XY16) and Zoroark (galaxy holo reprint) thanks to WaterAndGrass!

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

After a minor leak last night, the main CoroCoro flood has begun, revealing Mega Altaria, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Salamence! Be sure to keep checking back here and refreshing for more potential scans and translations. Check out this forum thread to discuss the news!

  • Mega Altaria is Dragon / Fairy and has Pixilate. Its Attack gets a boost. It's the exact same weight as before, but taller (1.5m vs. 1.1m).
  • Mega Lopunny is Normal / Fighting and has Scrappy. Its Attack and Special Attack are improved. It's slightly taller and much lighter than before (Mega: 1.3m / 28.3 kg, Normal: 1.2m / 33.3 kg).
  • Mega Salamence is Dragon / Flying and has Aerilate. Its Defense gets a boost. It's taller and a little heavier than before (Mega: 1.8m / 112.6 kg, Normal: 1.5m / 102.6 kg).
  • Details can't be seen right now, but players can get a shiny Beldum with its Mega Stone via an event when the games come out.
  • A new character, Lucia, is a Contest Idol and gives you clothes that you can wear for Pokemon Contests. She owns an Altaria.
  • Pikachu gets special Pokemon Contest moves when you dress it up. Pikachu Rock Star gets Meteor Mash, Pikachu PhD gets Electric Terrain, Pikachu Pop Star gets Draining Kiss, Pikachu Belle gets Icicle Crash, and Pikachu Libre gets Flying Press.
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