Saturday, May 26th, 2012 @ 3 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

August's English set will be named Dragons Exalted and will feature Giratina, Rayquaza, Gyarados, and Terrakion on its booster packs. This will be the first English set to feature the new Dragon-type, which was first introduced in Japan this past January in the Dragon Selection mini-set. Along with the aforementioned mini-set, Dragons Exalted will be comprised of cards from BW5 Dragon Blade / Dragon Blast. The set will be released in America on August 15th, with prereleases taking place the weekends of August 4th and 11th. Thanks goes to PokeCollection for the news!

Dragons Exalted Pokemon TCG Set
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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 @ 2 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

I ate McDonalds for the first time in quite some time yesterday. About an hour after finishing the food, I felt like I had been poisoned - it's so salty and unhealthy! Luckily, you can still buy their toys separately if you go inside and ask.

Starting June 15th, McDonalds Happy Meals will come with a Pokemon toy and a reprinted TCG card. The six toys are Pikachu, Servine, Pignite, Dewott, Woobat, and Axew while the confirmed cards thus far are Servine, Pignite, Dewott, Scraggy, Axew, and Dwebble. There could be up to 12 cards, but only nine are confirmed so far - the others will probably be Pokemon from Ash and crew's team. Like the first U.S. McDonalds promotion, which took place last June, the cards will probably be printed on special holofoil paper. Will this be a new yearly trend at McDonalds?

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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The booster box promo for BW6 Freeze Bolt and Cold Flare is Flygon. As with all Black and White sets, the box promo is an alternate artwork version of a card that will appear in the set that you can get if you buy the set's booster box. Thanks goes to roast_reveal for the image and Viper.Fox and Gin for the translation! The Pokedex description is blurred out like the BW6 cards from yesterday because it comes from Black 2 and White 2.

BW6 Box Promo Flygon

Flygon - Dragon - HP140
Stage 2 - Evolves from Vibrava

Ability: Sand Prison
As long as this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon, put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon between turns.

[G][F][C][C] Flying Beat: 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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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The fall 2012 tins will feature promos of Mewtwo-EX, Darkrai-EX, and the upcoming Rayquaza-EX, all with new artwork. Considering that all three of these cards are (or will be) extremely popular, this will make it much easier to obtain them for deck use and should also lower their secondary market prices. The tins will be released in mid-September. Thanks goes to PokeCollection for the news!

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Friday, May 25th, 2012 @ 3 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The official Japanese Pokemon TCG blog has revealed that Charmander (#010/059) and Charmeleon (#011/059) will be in Freeze Bolt while Squirtle (#012/059) and Wartortle (#013/059) will be in Cold Flare. This obviously means Charizard and Blastoise will appear in BW6 as well (the Venusaur line was already in BW4 Dark Rush). Translations of the cards are below thanks to Bangiras and you can click the thumbnails to enlarge them. The Pokedex entries on the images were blurred out by the blog most likely because they come from Black 2 and White 2.

BW6 Charmander

Charmander - Fire - HP70
Basic Pokemon

[R] Suck Up: Choose 2 Fire Energy cards from your discard pile and attach them to this Pokemon.
[R][C] Flare: 20 damage.

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


BW6 Charmeleon

Charmeleon - Fire - HP90
Stage 1 - Evolves from Charmander

[R] Flare: 20 damage.
[R][C][C] Rage Claws: 50+ damage. Does an additional 10 damage times the number of damage counters on this Pokemon.

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


BW6 Squirtle

Squirtle - Water - HP60
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Shell Shield
As long as this Pokemon is on the Bench, it takes no damage from attacks.

[W][C] Water Spray: 10 damage. Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional 20 damage.

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


BW6 Wartortle

Wartortle - Water - HP80
Stage 1 - Evolves from Squirtle

[C] Withdraw: Flip a coin, if heads this Pokemon takes no damage from attacks during your opponent's next turn.
[W][W][C] Waterfall: 60 damage.

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

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Thanks to a known YouTube hack, we have obtained the trailer for the new Black 2 and White 2 promotional trailer that is supposed to be revealed tomorrow on Pokemon's official YouTube channel. As of right now, we don't know anything else about it other than it is supposed to promote Black 2 and White 2 and is called a "promotional movie."

The trailer exhibits characters from the new games, including N, the male character, his rival, Bianca, Achroma, Elesa, Cheren, Team Plasma, and the Shadow Triad. It starts out with N at Dragonspiral Tower saying, "What sort of path are you and your Pokemon aiming for?" We see the silhouette of either Reshiram or Zekrom flying overhead. We then see the new B2W2 male character and his rival meeting Bianca, whom they have never met, to receive their Starter Pokemon. Achroma, the mysterious man who was featured in CoroCoro last month, is sitting in the dark and says he doesn't agree with Team Plasma's stance on liberating Pokemon (who is he affiliated with?). Next, we meet Elesa (sporting black hair) - she wonders whose Pokemon will shine on the stage. We next see Cheren joining the male character and the rival to battle Team Plasma, then chasing after them. A town in Unova appears to be frozen over for unknown reasons. The Shadow Triad member they chase holds out some sort of capsule and gloats that he will achieve his mission no matter who the opponent is. Thanks goes to Gin for the translations!

And wow - this seems to be a much more mature take on Pokemon than the regular anime! The Pokemon do not talk, but make sounds, and the action seems to be a little more extreme. The animation is also more fluid and the art is more detailed, so perhaps the short was outsourced to a different company or they just chose to change the style to distinguish it from the regular show. Now if only the regular show could be more like this - a real anime! We'll just have to wait for my live-action Pokemon movie one day. :p

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Nintendo has sent out a press release revealing that Pokedex 3D Pro and Pokemon Dream Radar, originally named Pokemon AR Searcher, will be released in America through the Nintendo 3DS eShop this fall. This will probably be around the same time Black 2 and White 2 are released.

The English box art for Black 2 and White 2 was also revealed, as you can see below. The press release revealed that Hiougi City, the city where the games start, will be localized to Aspertia City.

English Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 Box Art
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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 @ 3 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The official Japanese Pokemon website has released clear images of the screenshots and artwork that were in CoroCoro magazine. Translations of the dialogue and information are below thanks to Gin!

Meeting Bianca, Cheren, Alder, and a Plasma Sage

Bianca says that she's here on behalf of Professor Juniper and that she remembers her first time on a route. Cheren says to Bianca, "It's been two years." To the player, he says, "This is my first Pokemon battle as a Gym Leader!" Alder asks you to come with him - he wants to share his message of walking step-in-step with Pokemon. The Sage says, "N is a person who's gone beyond just understanding the hearts of Pokemon." We can see the two Team Plasma females from the opening of Black and White, Anthea and Concordia, watching from afar in the same screenshot.

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PokeWood

PokeWood (Pokemon+Hollywood) is a new feature to create movies - you pick a scenario (such as battling a mecha Tyranitar) and then record those battles to make the movie (including one step where you're on a green screen stage). You get to pick from an assortment of pre-programmed lines for your film. You are even encouraged to choose lines that don't match up with your movie to create gag films. The better your movie, the more points you'll get and the more popular it will be in-game.

Brycen, the Ice-type Gym Leader from Black and White, stars in PokeWood films. The father of Homika, the new Poison-type Gym Leader with the guitar, wants to be in movies too and battles Brycen in one of the screenshots.

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World Tournament

You get to battle previous Gym Leaders and Elite Four members, whom you download through Wi-Fi (apparently the characters themselves and their teams). You can participate in either single or double battles against them.

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Artwork

Tornadus Sacred Beast Forme Thundurus Sacred Beast Forme Landorus Sacred Beast Forme
Meloetta Meloetta
Bianca Cheren N
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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 @ 3 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (4:00 PM) - Added another screenshot from the trailer, which shows the new B2W2 male character, his rival, and their Pokemon. It seems the trailer might actually be for an anime special rather than a regular episode since these characters are unlikely to appear in the main show.

Best Wishes 2 Poster

Famitsu.com has revealed a new synopsis for Best Wishes Season 2 which Gin has translated as follows. Ash, Iris, and Cilan will head with Champion Cynthia to Eastern Unova where Pokemon from past generations are present. They encounter Ash's past traveling companion Dawn and her Piplup and even the Legendary Pokemon Meloetta, who becomes Ash's friend and begins to journey with him. Giovanni will lead Team Rocket in their biggest plot in history, which as we already know involves Meloetta (and possibly the Sacred Beast Formes of Thundurus, Landorus, and Tornadus, or they at least somehow get involved, going by their presence in the show's poster). Ash is also going to have a new rival.

Caitlin from Platinum's Battle Frontier and Black and White's Elite Four will make an appearance, joining Cynthia in the "World Tournament Junior Cup," which seems to be inspired by the new "World Tournament" feature in Black 2 and White 2. The winner of the tournament gets to battle Alder. Are we going to see some epic Elite Four battles here? Let's hope so!

Cynthia in Best Wishes 2 Dawn in Best Wishes 2 Meloetta in Best Wishes 2 Meloetta in Best Wishes 2

As posted in CoroCoro, the mecha Tyranitar from PokeWood will make an appearance in the show on June 7th battling a Golurk, as you can see in the screenshots below. Homika, the new Poison-type Gym Leader, is set to make an appearance in June as well.

Mecha Tyranitar in Best Wishes 2 Mecha Tyranitar vs. Golurk in Best Wishes 2 Homika in Best Wishes 2 Homika in Best Wishes 2

The official Pokemon YouTube channel has also uploaded a new trailer for what appears to be an anime special, but it is set to private right now; however, thanks to known YouTube hacks, we were able to grab its preview thumbnails! The first one shows three new Team Plasma members who own a Klinklang, Seviper, and Metagross, the second one shows the new B2W2 male character, his rival, and their Pokemon the back of Bianca with her new clothing and hairstyle, and the third shows a Lucario (Cynthia's?) standing on some sort of spikes. Will these new Team Plasma members make an appearance in the games?

New Team Plasma Members with Klinklang, Seviper, and Metagross New B2W2 Male Character and Rival Bianca's Back and Lucario
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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 @ 3 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

New screenshots of Pokedex 3D Pro have been released by the official Japanese Pokemon website along with sample screenshots of its AR Viewer feature. The game will be available starting July 14th through the Nintendo 3DS eShop for 1500 yen (about $18).

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The official site also revealed the silhouette of the mysterious bird Pokemon from Pokemon AR Searcher: Tornadus' Sacred Beast Forme, of course! We were all expecting that when the silhouette was first revealed! They also posted clear artwork of the three new Sacred Beast Formes and the game's professor, Professor Burnett. The 3DS eShop download will be released on June 23rd for 300 yen (about $4).

Pokemon AR Searcher - Thundurus, Landorus, Tornadus Sacred Beast Formes Pokemon AR Searcher - Thundurus, Landorus, Tornadus Sacred Beast Formes Tornadus Sacred Beast Forme in Pokemon AR Searcher
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