Monday, July 21st, 2014 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Our good friend and Pokemon merchandising aficionado, Gin from Sunyshore.com, has kindly written a movie summary for The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie, which premiered in Japan on Saturday. You can read it below, but it of course contains spoilers!

The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie

In the Diamond Kingdom, Diancie is hiding from her three bodyguard Carbinks. A fourth Carbink, the elder Carbink Daii, appears and scolds Diancie. He shows her the Sacred Diamond, and says it will soon begin to lose its power. Diancie says he is only exaggerating, but he insists he is not. He says only she can create a new Sacred Diamond, and she seems doubtful of herself but tries anyway. The diamond is formed bur quickly dissolves to everyone's disappointment. Daii says they should go find Xerneas who can give Diancie more power using Fairy Aura. He remembers a time when a forest was having all the life sucked from it, and Xerneas saved him and other Pokemon nearby from the destruction. Diancie looks forward to going outside, and is moved by the sight when they finally emerge from the caves of the Diamond Kingdom.

During the opening credits, Diantha and Wikstrom battle with Mega Gardevoir and Mega Scizor. Ash and the group are introduced and Ash battles Astrid's Male Pyroar, Female Meowstic and Mega Absol with Froakie, Pikachu and Hawlucha. During the battle, Diancie appears in town being chased by Maririn Flame and Ninja Riot. Bonnie proposes to Astrid for Clemont. Ash realizes something is odd and runs towards the attacks he can hear, protecting Diancie and allowing her to get away safely.

Ash, Clemont, Serena, and Bonnie introduce themselves to Diancie, who they find very polite and like a princess. They discover from the Pokedex she should be able to make diamonds. She is very polite ("like a princess!") but unworldly, not knowing what a thief is until they tell her. They go to get dinner together, and Team Rocket successfully captures Diancie in a sack. They take her into a clock tower and demand she make them diamonds, which she agrees to do happily. After producing many diamonds, Team Rocket is too happy and distracted by their riches to care as she simply attempts to leave. The door won't open until Millis Steel appears to open it for her, helping her to escape.

Diancie is reunited with Ash and friends, and they decide to go together to find Xerneas with Diancie. Diancie mentions about now the thieves will be very disappointed and explains the diamonds she makes vanish. Indeed, the diamonds Team Rocket was swimming in vanish at that time.

Diancie and Ash and friends head out by bus first, then ship, following the way Diancie can sense due to Fairy Aura. At night, Diancie and Ash see a shooting star after she yet again fails to produce a Sacred Diamond. Ash says you have to wish on a shooting star before it vanishes, and when another appears, he wishes for Diancie to be able to make diamonds. Serena watches them from her tent with a smile.

On the ship, Diancie tries again to make a diamond to show her friends. She makes one and there is a little spark when this one is made. Bonnie asks if she can keep it and puts it into her bag to keep, saying she's happy even if it will vanish.

They go shopping, which Diancie has never done before, so Serena and Bonnie take her to try on various clothing. After the fashion show, Diancie sees her three bodyguards in the mall looking for her and panics. Thinking she is running from them because they are bad, Ash and friends try to help. She is on a higher floor being chased, so Clemont pulls an extendable robot ladder out of his backpack and Ash uses it to grab Diancie. It doesn't explode, either, and works! They make their getaway.

Once outside, they are attacked again by Maririn and Ninja. While Ash holds them off, Serena finds a Rhyhorn and gets Bonnie, Diancie and Clemont (clinging to its butt) out by racing off. They even partially run on a Rhyhorn racetrack before veering off into the forest. When Greninja wraps its tongue around Diancie to drag her off, Bonnie orders Dedenne to use Cheek Rub to make it let go.

Eventually they are saved by the Steels again and able to get away. Maririn and Ninja are taunted a little by Millis. The Carbinks catch up again to Diancie and she explains they are her bodyguards, and she actually is their princess. The Carbinks tell her the Sacred Diamond has died. They go through the Diamond Kingdom, which is actually many different diamond caves connected by multiple tunnels, all kept lit and alive by the Sacred Diamond. Everything inside is now dissolving and collapsing due to it having faded. Diancie thinks herself a failure and begins to cry, but they convince her it will be okay. They come through to the Oruaas Forest, where Diancie senses the Fairy Aura very strongly. Daii explains this is the same forest that was destroyed before by Yveltal, who was stopped by Xerneas before cocooning and going into a long sleep.

Diancie goes after Xerneas, and they catch one glimpse before it runs. Diancie keeps chasing it, tripping and falling down often, but finally she catches up. Xerneas says it knows why Diancie has come and tells her the power is within herself. Xerneas lets the Fairy Aura bathe over everything nearby, including Diancie and her Carbinks, and even Ash and friends can feel its power.

Once Xerneas leaves, before Diancie can test if she now has the power to create a Sacred Diamond, the Steels arrive to capture Diancie. They reveal they'd only helped her before because it was pointless to try to capture her before she received the Fairy Aura power. Ninja and Maririn and the Steels all fight one another to catch Diancie, eventually bringing the fight to an underground pool. Everytime they step in the water, it reverberates down to the cocoon in the bottom of the pool, which begins to awaken. The more they battle, the more the cocoon begins to unravel.

They finally realize something is wrong, and everyone gets out of the pool just as Yveltal awakens and flies out. It begins to destroy and petrify parts of the forest, including the Carbinks and Team Rocket, who was after Diancie as well. It also petrifies Delphox and Greninja. While trying to stop Yveltal Ash nearly falls off a cliff, and Clemont, Serena and Bonnie pull him back up.

Diancie blocks the way to protect Ash and friends, and remembers Xerneas saying the power is within herself. There is a spark in Bonnie's bag, and Diancie Mega Evolves, creating a diamond large enough to block Yveltal's destructive attack, protecting her friends. The diamond doesn't break up or dissolve, it is a true diamond.

The Steels try to stop Yveltal in their ship, shooting missiles at it, but Yveltal flies over and petrifies them and their Chesnaught, and they crash into the lake. Maririn and Ninja, upset over Delphox and Greninja, stand together and hug one another as they too are frozen. Xerneas appears then, and its mere appearance seems to calm Yveltal, which flies away.

The danger seems over, but the forest and Pokemon and people are still petrified. Pikachu is weak in Ash's arms after fighting Yveltal, and begins to turn stiff as well. They realize its tail was just barely hit by one of Yveltal's destructive beams. Ash can only look on in horror as Pikachu freezes completely. He cries over his Pokemon, as does Serena, Bonnie and Clemont, but Xerneas quickly begins to send out a healing power through the forest, unfreezing Pikachu and the others, and reviving everything Yveltal destroyed.

As they look on, Xerneas begins to transform into a tree. They ask if this means it will die, but it reassures them it is just the start of a new life. They return to the Diamond Kingdom, where Diancie mega evolves again and creates a new Sacred Diamond, reviving the whole kingdom and lighting it up again. Bonnie reaches into her bag, finding the diamond Diancie first made is still there. They are surprised that it didn't disappear despite being made before Diancie received the Fairy Aura power from Xerneas. Bonnie says it is due to their friendship, and returns it to Diancie as it is an important thing to her, her first real diamond. When the camera closes up on it, the mega symbol is glowing inside of it. It has become a mega stone.

During the credits, Ash and company continue traveling, Diancie continues to make diamonds with her Carbinks, and the Steels have opened up a new chocolate shop together. Ninja Riot proposes to Maririn Flame (she accepts). The end!

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The movie 17 prelude special, The Princess of the Diamond Domain: Diancie, has been uploaded to Pokemon's official YouTube channel. The special is only five and a half minutes. The full movie, The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie, premieres in theaters on Saturday in Japan.

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 @ 9 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

We now have the product image for the Mega Lucario Collection we announced on Monday, revealing that the included Lucario promo is a galaxy holofoil reprint of Legendary Treasures Lucario (assuming it's not a placeholder, which the card images in these products haven't been lately). Isn't that Mega Lucario figure awesome? The product will be released in October.

Mega Lucario Collection
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update #7 (Saturday, 7/26) - Added M Heracross-EX, Hawlucha-EX, Beartic, Clawitzer, and Sylveon below with a huge thanks to Brent O., Brancato G., and Phillip B! | Update #6 (Friday, 6:00 PM) - Added Seismitoad-EX thanks to Chris H. | Update #5 (11:30 AM) - Added 24 new scans below thanks to Iriis V., Dennis S., Lisa D., and Thomas D. We're now only missing #107 Lucario-EX, #109 Battle Reporter, and #112 M Heracross-EX.

As we stated in the last news story, the Mega Charizard Box is currently on sale in several European countries and comes packaged with three Furious Fists booster packs -- a whole month before the set is officially released! While we've only received a trickle of card scans and photos of the new cards since Monday, we've finally received a huge load of scans thanks to Iriis V., who kindly spent several hours scanning her cards. I've also included some of the better-quality photos I've received below, most of which come from Dennis S., the first PokeTuber to open the Charizard boxes.

We will have more card scans within the next day or so, so be sure to check back! And if you live in one of those European countries selling the Mega Charizard Boxes and decide to buy them, we would love if you could send us scans to wpm@pokebeach.com to post here. Thank you!

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 @ 12 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Seismitoad-EX (#20) and Machamp (#46) from Furious Fists have been revealed. Additionally, the Mega Charizard Box was released early this week in the Netherlands. Since it contains Furious Fists packs, we now have a few photos of the cards thanks to Kees and Pugsarelove12. We'll try to get actual scans soon. If you ever find cards early, always feel free to shoot an e-mail to wpm@pokebeach.com.

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Seismitoad-EX from Furious Fists Machamp from Furious Fists
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Monday, July 14th, 2014 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new video showing off Super Secret Bases and Fortree City's updated music has been posted to YouTube. It also demonstrates how to turn your base into a Gym and how you can build puzzles for those who enter.

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Monday, July 14th, 2014 @ 1 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new "Mega Lucario Collection" will be released on October 3rd. In the same vein as the Mega Charizard Collection, it will come with a Mega Lucario figurine, four booster packs, and a holo Lucario promo.

Mega Lucario
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Monday, July 14th, 2014 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

TPCi has revealed all of the information that leaked in CoroCoro the past few days. Instead of repeating it here, you can just read it below along with a plethora of in-game screenshots, a new trailer from YouTube, and full HD artwork of all the characters revealed thus far!

The Pokémon Company International today announced exciting new features and story elements of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. A brand new gameplay trailer has also been released, giving fans a deeper look at what they will discover in their new adventure through the Hoenn region.

New Mega-Evolved Pokémon Mega Metagross!

A new Mega-Evolved Pokémon was revealed today—Mega Metagross. Metagross is the partner Pokémon of Pokémon League Champion Steven, whose deep bond helps it to Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross. Despite helping Trainers throughout their journey, Steven is the last obstacle for Trainers to overcome before becoming the Pokémon League Champion.

Mega Metagross, the Iron Leg Pokémon, is a massive Steel- and Psychic-type Pokémon standing at 2.5 m (8’02”) and weighing 942.9 kg (2078.7 lbs). Upon Mega Evolving, Metagross’s Ability changes to Tough Claws, which increases the power of attacks that make physical contact. Mega Metagross also has a greatly increased Speed stat, with additional increases in its Attack, Defence, Sp. Atk, and Sp. Def, making Mega Metagross primed for both offense and defense.

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Deepen Your Bonds with Pokémon-Amie and Meet Cosplay Pikachu!

First introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Pokémon-Amie returns in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Pokémon-Amie allows Trainers to create close ties with their Pokémon by playing games together, petting them, and feeding them special snacks called Poké Puffs. As a player’s Pokémon become more affectionate, they will be more likely to do such things as evade attacks in battle, land critical hits, and get an overall boost in performance.

Players will see Pikachu like they’ve never seen it before—Cosplay Pikachu—in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Meet Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre! They seem to have a connection to a kind of Contest Hall. Players will also be able to interact with Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon-Amie. More information about the new Cosplay Pikachu images shown today will be revealed in August!

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Journey through the Hoenn Region

Your Hoenn adventure begins when you meet Pokémon Professor Birch, who runs the Pokémon Lab in Littleroot Town. Professor Birch will help players begin their journey by giving them their first Pokémon and a Pokédex. The Pokémon that appear and the rarity of each will differ between Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

The first step to becoming the Champion is to challenge and defeat each of the Gym Leaders in the Hoenn region, including the main character’s father, Norman, who is the Leader of the Petalburg City Gym. It was also confirmed today that players will encounter and battle Rustboro City Gym Leader Roxanne, Dewford Town Gym Leader Brawly, Mauville City Gym Leader Wattson, and Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery.

After defeating eight Gym Leaders, players will travel to the Pokémon League to battle the Elite Four, including Sidney and Phoebe. Upon defeating the Elite Four, Trainers will take on the Hoenn League Champion, Steven, and his Mega Metagross, in the hope of becoming the new Pokémon League Champion!

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More Information on Mega Diancie Revealed!

When Diancie Mega Evolves into Mega Diancie, it will get the Magic Bounce Ability, which makes any status condition or stat-lowering effect bounce back at the Pokémon trying to inflict it. Through Mega Evolution, Mega Diancie receives a big boost to its Speed, as well as boosts to its Attack and Sp. Atk, while experiencing a reduction in its Defense and Sp. Def. The boosts help Mega Diancie with its quick, powerful attacks, such as Diamond Storm and Moonblast.

Further details of how players can get Diancie for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be shared soon. Players who receive Diancie can Mega Evolve it in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.


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Sunday, July 13th, 2014 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Pokemon

According to licensing industry publication License! Global, The Pokemon Company International is estimated to generate $1.5 billion annually. To put that in perspective, the publication ranks the following companies as making less revenue than Pokemon: Coca-Cola, the NHL, Sony Pictures, Chrysler, Martha Stewart Living, Playboy, General Mills, Harley-Davidson, Lego, TGI Fridays, Nissan, Energizer, HGTV Home, Food Network, Kraft Foods, and PokeBeach.com (:p).

Whether or not the publication's actual figure is accurate, Pokemon's estimated rank is still pretty darn impressive. Most of that money probably comes from the games and of course merchandising and licensing. Who knows how much revenue is actually taken home at the end of the day though, especially when three companies own the franchise (Nintendo, Creatures, and Gamefreak). The publication says that TPCi itself generates that figure, but it's likely they mean to refer to the brand as a whole since they point out all of Pokemon's assets (TPCi in Washington works out of a very small office).

Next time someone tells you Pokemon is dead, be sure to gently shove this news in their face. :p

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Friday, July 11th, 2014 @ 7 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

CoroCoro is continuing to leak, revealing some new Ken Sugimori artwork for the Gym Leaders, Elite 4, and Professor Birch. Several Pikachu in costumes are also featured in Pokemon Ami - they are named Madame Pikachu, Hard Rock Pikachu, Masked Pikachu, Doctor Pikachu, and Idol Pikachu. They seem be related to Pokemon Contests and dressing up your Pokemon. The PokeDex has also been redesigned and looks almost exactly like a Gameboy Advance. Continue to check back for more scans!

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