Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Thanks to SereneFrost72, we now have photos of the "Elite Trainer Deck Shield" tins we first posted about in May. The tins come in two designs, featuring either Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y or Xerneas and Yveltal (one Pokemon on each side). They should be released in stores soon.

As stated previously, each tin comes can fit a deck inside, comes with two booster packs (XY and Flashfire), and has a storage compartment in the lid to hold dice and damage counters (not included). The storage compartment is a "tin within a tin," fitting inside the top, which you then cover with the tin's lid. The compartment can hold more dice than what comes in an Elite Trainer Box. The tin can also hold more than a sleeved 60 card deck.

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 @ 9 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A metal case called the "Pokemon TCG Treasure Tin" will be released in November to celebrate the release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire! Each treasure tin will come with five booster packs, three holo Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip "preview cards," a coin, two sticker sheets featuring Legendary Pokemon (likely Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon), a mini-album to store cards, a Pokemon notepad, and four pencils with unique Pokemon designs. This is a brand new product, so its pricing is currently unknown.

The holo cards are called "preview cards" in the product description, which is the same description that has been used in the past for cards being released ahead of an upcoming set or set block. In other words, the Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip cards will most likely be "previewing" a new Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire set (undoubtedly releasing in February). Since Phantom Forces comes out in November when the ORAS games come out (and the set is not specifically promoting them), this ORAS TCG product is meant to "hold over" fans until a February ORAS set.

Pokemon TCG Treasure Tin
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 @ 6 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

An online stream is currently taking place on Japan's NicoNico video service where Pokemon's president and CEO, Tsunekazu Ishihara, is currently announcing a new Pokemon title! Our coverage is live, so any bullet points and screenshots we take will be added below.

To discuss this news, check out this thread on our forums.

Pokken Tournament
  • The official English Pokemon site just uploaded the trailer seen in the stream, stating once again the game will be released in Japanese arcades in 2015. The video can be seen below.
  • The game's official Japanese site just opened and so did its official Twitter.
  • No word yet on if the arcade game will be released elsewhere.
  • It's an arcade game. ._. It will be released in Japan in 2015.
  • The title of the game is "Pokken Tournament." It is a fighting game.
  • The Pokemon people are meeting the Tekken Fighter people.
  • They just showed Tekken Fighter, a fighting game, and the people from Namco Bandai.
  • They showed the Lucario vs. Blaziken shot from last year.
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Monday, August 25th, 2014 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Thanks to Pokecollection, we now know that the other two Phantom Forces booster packs will feature Diancie and Aegislash and that the set's theme decks will feature Galvantula and Talonflame. Additionally, one of the blister packs will come packaged with a Shiftry promo. Phantom Forces will be released in America on November 5th and in Japan as Phantom Gate on September 13th.

Phantom Forces Booster Packs, Theme Decks, Promo Revealed!
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Friday, August 22nd, 2014 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new "Collector's Album" will be released alongside Phantom Forces on November 5th. Each album features a Mega Evolution on the cover, holds up to 60 cards, and comes with one Phantom Forces booster pack to get you started. The album will retail for $4.99. No product image is available yet.

As is now the trend, a new Elite Trainer Box featuring Phantom Forces's mascot, Mega Gengar, will also be released alongside the set. It will come with eight Phantom Forces booster packs, 65 Mega Gengar card sleeves, 45 Energy cards, a Phantom Forces player's guide, six damage counter dice, a coin-flip dice, two acrylic condition markers, a collector's box to hold everything, and four dividers to keep it all organized.

Phantom Forces Elite Trainer Box

The actual product image for the Battle Arena Decks: Xerneas vs. Yveltal was released today, revealing that the promo cards are the Xerneas and Yveltal that were released in Japan's Movie 17 Commemoration Pack last month. The product comes with two 60-card decks, 20 foil cards, two metallic coins, a 2-player playmat and rulesheet, two deck boxes, two sets of damage counters, and a quick play guide. The product will be released on October 22nd.

Battle Arena Decks Xerneas vs. Yveltal

Also revealed was a very large version of the Phantom Forces product image we posted the other week:

Phantom Forces
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Friday, August 22nd, 2014 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Gengar Spirit Link

The first Spirit Link card has been revealed! Gengar Spirit Link, a Pokemon Tool, is a promo card that will be included in the November issue of V-Jump magazine. The card is 055/XY-P. The same card may be in Phantom Gate as well, but perhaps with different artwork. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation below!

Gengar Spirit Link - Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it. If that Pokemon is Knocked Out, discard this card.

When the Pokemon this card is attached to evolves into M Gengar-EX, your turn doesn't end.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Mega Slowbro
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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Pokemon uploaded a couple of new Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire clips to its official website yesterday, but did not upload them to YouTube. The footage shows a new evolution animation and the Acro and Mach Bikes in action. We have uploaded the clips to our own YouTube so you can watch them:

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Sunday, August 17th, 2014 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The 2014 World Champions have been crowned! The TCG champions are Andrew Estrada (Canada), Trent Orndorff (U.S.), and Haruto Kobayashi (Japan). The video game champions are Se Jun Park (Korea), Nikolai Zielinski (U.S.), and Kota Yamamoto (Japan). Their pictures are below in the aforementioned order. Click their names to view their decks or teams on Pokemon.com. Congratulations to all competitors!

The location for Worlds 2015 was not announced at this year's event, breaking a longtime tradition. An official stated that the announcement would not be made immediately, but we'll be sure to let you know the location as soon as we find out!

Update (Monday, 8:00 AM) - Found out that plans for Worlds 2015's location fell through due to some sort of conflict. It's not that the location is being withheld because it's super special or whatever. We'll probably find out the location once TPCi solidifies its plans.

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Saturday, August 16th, 2014 @ 6 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Junichi Masuda has revealed footage of Mega Slowbro at Worlds, also acknowledging that the Pokemon was leaked early. But he said at least you haven't seen the Pokemon in action yet! Below you can watch the video he revealed, which was just uploaded to Pokemon's YouTube channel.

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