Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

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Yet another new product has been announced for August! The "Mega Charizard Collection" will be released on August 18th and will come with Mega Charizard X or Y as a figurine, four booster packs, and a special holo Charizard promo. This product is different than the "Mega Charizard Box," which will also be released in August and features one of two jumbo M Charizard-EX, and the "Charizard Box," which was released last month. No product image or price is available yet.

Mega Charizard Collection

Feel the furious flames of Mega Charizard, and let your imagination take flight with 1 of 2 unbelievable sculpted figures featuring this awesome Pokemon! But that’s not all: the Mega Charizard Collection also fires up your battles with 4 Pokemon TCG booster packs, plus a special foil promo card - because nothing is hotter than Mega Charizard!

The collection includes:

  • A special figure of Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y
  • 4 Pokemon TCG booster packs
  • A special foil promo card featuring Charizard
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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (8:15 AM, Wednesday) - Added the product image! The MSRP is $399.99.

Furious Fists Launch Kit

A brand new PTCG product will debut with Furious Fists on August 13th! This one is called the "Furious Fists Launch Kit" and is unlike any PTCG product released before. It comes with two booster boxes worth of Furious Fists booster packs (72 packs), eight theme decks, and 16 holo promo cards.

This product seems to be targeted at folks who like to buy Pokemon cards in bulk or who want to hold their own mini prerelease or those who run small card shops... or something. As of now we do not have a price or product image, nor do we know what the promo cards are (hopefully they won't be unique to this kit or it'll be expensive to get them).

Supercharge your Pokémon Trading Card release day with the XY - Furious Fists Launch Kit! It includes 72 booster packs and 8 theme decks from the XY - Furious Fists expansion, plus 16 foil promo cards to trade, play, and add to your collection!

Each kit contains:

  • 72 Furious Fists booster packs!
  • 8 Furious Fists theme decks!
  • 16 exciting foil cards: 8 each of two designs!
  • A unique shelf display to hold the product for the new release
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Monday, June 2nd, 2014 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

His facial expressions are the best part.

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Monday, June 2nd, 2014 @ 9 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The first part of the Mega Evolution special is now available for viewing on Pokemon TV. The special previously aired on Cartoon Network this past Saturday and in Japan on April 3rd. Part II was also recently announced for Japan but no release date has been determined yet.

Pokemon Mega Evolution Special I
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Sunday, June 1st, 2014 @ 2 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Season 2, season 15, and Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice are now available for viewing on Netflix. Season 2 starts with Princess vs. Princess and ends with Charizard Chills in the Orange Islands while season 15 starts with Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! and ends with Unova's Survival Crisis! Season 1, season 14, and the two Victini movies are still up as well. Will new seasons and movies be added every three months?

Princess vs. Princess
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 @ 3 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Thanks to Viper.Fox and Gin, we now have scans of several new Rising Fist cards that were revealed in Pokemon Fan magazine today. Bangiras has kindly translated the cards below. The Pokemon of course indicate that their evolutionary relatives will be in the set, such as Blaziken and Electivire.

Rising Fist Cards

Combusken - Fire - HP80
Stage 1 - Evolves from Torchic

[C][C] Slash: 30 damage.
[R][C][C] Mid-air Strike: 50+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Poliwrath - Water - HP140
Stage 2 - Evolves from Poliwhirl

[C][C][C] Pierce: 60 damage. Choose 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokemon. This attack does 30 damage to that Pokemon (don't apply Weakness and Resistance).
[W][W][C][C] Submission: 130 damage. This Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Electabuzz - Lightning - HP80
Basic Pokemon

[L] Smack: 10 damage.
[L][C] Ambush: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Golett - Psychic - HP90
Basic Pokemon

[P][C] Pound: 20 damage.
[P][C][C] Rock Break: 30 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.

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


Machop - Fighting - HP70
Basic Pokemon

[F] Ball Fist: 10 damage.

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


Breloom - Fighting - HP100
Stage 1 - Evolves from Shroomish

[C][C] Giga Drain: 20 damage. Remove from this Pokemon the number of damage counters equal to the damage you did to your opponent's Active Pokemon.
[F][F][C] Sky Uppercut: 70 damage. This attack's damage isn't affected by Resistance.

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


Rising Fist Cards

Pangoro - Darkness - HP???
Stage 1 - Evolves from Pancham

[D][C] Throw Down: 30+ damage. You may discard 1 Item card from your hand. If you do, this attack does 40 more damage.
[D][C][C] Hammer Arm: 80 damage. Discard 1 card from the top of your opponent's deck.

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

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Friday, May 30th, 2014 @ 12 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

I'm beginning to lose track of all these cool products. :)

A new pin blister pack is set to be released in August alongside Furious Fists. It will come with one of three pins - Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, or Mega Lucario - as well as three booster packs (one for each XY set).

Mega Evolution Collector Pin 3-Pack
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Thursday, May 29th, 2014 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A Pokemon trademark for "Delta Emerald" went live today after originally being filed on May 2nd. The domain name for the potential game title was also registered on the same day as Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's. Whereas alpha and omega mean the "beginning" and "end," delta means "change."

The chances of this being a new Pokemon game are unlikely based on past company practices, as Pokemon usually registers multiple game titles every generation. Among many others, "Pokemon Gray" was registered during Generation V and "Pokemon WaterBlue" was also registered in Generation III. But no core Pokemon titles have ever been discovered early through trademarks. It seems Pokemon just registers multiple titles to cover their bases.

It's interesting to point out that "delta" was used in the TCG during Generation III for Pokemon of abnormal types (such as having a Fire-type Kingdra or Lightning-type Kabutops). It was a mechanic that came out of nowhere and hasn't been seen in the TCG since then. Even if nothing comes from this trademark, one must wonder when Pokemon came up with the whole Greek letter idea - could it have been part of the original development of Ruby and Sapphire, did they come up with it shortly afterwards, or is it something they just came up with now for the remakes (and past uses are coincidental)?

Rayquaza
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 @ 4 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new "Ancient Power Box" will be released this August alongside Furious Fists. It will contain three booster packs and special holos of Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Amaura, Aurorus, and a new Trainer card called Fossil Researcher. The box's description is below, but no product image is available yet:

Tyrantrum

ANCIENT POWER FROM THE DAWN OF TIME!

Draw strength from the ancient world with the amazing secrets of fossil Pokémon! This exciting collection brings new Pokémon discoveries to light, featuring the crushing power of Tyrunt and Tyrantrum, plus the icy chill of Amaura and Aurorus! Get all 4 Pokémon as special foil cards, plus a foil Fossil Researcher card to get them into play quickly and easily! And that’s not all: the Ancient Power Box also digs deep to expand your collection with 3 Pokémon TCG booster packs - because it's time for long-buried secrets to see the light!

Each box contains:

  • 3 Pokémon TCG booster packs!
  • 4 special foil cards featuring Fossil Pokémon
  • 1 special foil Trainer card!
  • A quick guide to get you started!
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update: Whoops, I thought I posted a story about Volcanion's event a few months ago but it looks like it slipped my mind. I've added its text below too.

Following the reveal of Diancie's event in February, hackers have now uncovered a hidden Hoopa event in X and Y's coding. It is activated when you have a special Hoopa in your party and talk to a man in the Parfum Palace Library. We've transcribed the conversation with the man here.

To discuss this news, check out this forum thread!

Hoopa Event in X and Y

"The Pokémon called Hoopa is linked to many of the unexplained supernatural events that have occurred in this world. My search for Hoopa has led me to this library."

"No way! Could that be the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa that you have there with you?" Options: Yes | No

No: "Oh, I was mistaken? Sorry about that..."

Yes: "Whoaaa! I can’t believe it’s true! See, I travel around the world, trying to solve its many mysteries. I’ve been researching supernatural events that have occurred over the last 100 years. One thing I’ve found is that the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa is connected to many of these strange events! I’ve also managed to come across some information about the mysterious power that Hoopa appears to wield. So, without further ado, I’d like to share my findings with you! After all, you’re actually traveling with Hoopa--the very subject of my research!" Options: Its mysterious rings | The secret of its lair | Its deeds and exploits | Nothing

Hoopa in X and Y

Its mysterious rings: "It’s said that Hoopa can use the power of the three rings it adorns itself with to move objects about as it pleases... That’s not all! I’ve also heard that when Hoopa unleashes its full power, the size of the rings can grow up to multiple miles in length! With such massive rings, apparently it can transport even entire islands!"

The secret of its lair: "It’s said that Hoopa’s lair is overflowing with the objects and treasures it nabbed over the years, claiming them for its own. Rumor has it that there are mountains of gold and silver treasures that it took from ancient kings and wealthy land barons. I hear that Hoopa’s lair is in an oasis in the desert, but no one’s been able to find the place!"

Its deeds and exploits: "There’s a tale about an organization that tried to manipulate Hoopa’s power for their own benefit. After a while, certain objects that belonged to the organization mysteriously began to disappear. Everything from weapons and vehicles to money... It all began to vanish one by one. The organization got scared and decided to hole up inside of their headquarters. Once they did, things stopped disappearing! Just like that! Relieved that it was finally over, the organization finally decided to step outside. It was then that they discovered their headquarters had been transported wholesale to somewhere in the middle of a desert! Terrified of what they had unleashed, the organization promptly disbanded."

"Whether Hoopa becomes a trustworthy partner or ends up bringing about great misfortune depends entirely on the Trainer. I hope you don’t forget that. I think Hoopa’ll turn out right as rain with you at its side, though! You look like a Trainer who knows how to take care of his Pokémon and treat ’em right. Well, I hope you end up having lots of fine adventures with Hoopa! Have fun!"


Volcanion in X and Y

Finally, I got to know our editor in chief. She finished her research about the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion and came back to the office.

Whoa! S-sorry! I was so surprised! I’ve been looking for Volcanion for 15 years. And finally, finally, I met a Trainer who’s traveling with it! I traveled everywhere to gather the information about Volcanion and put together a memo. I’ll let you read the memo. But just for you, because it’s top secret. Do you want to read the top-secret memo about Volcanion? Which part of the memo do you want to read?

My top-secret memo about Volcanion... If you’re Volcanion’s Trainer, I wouldn’t mind you reading it.

A memo marked as “Top Secret” is on the desk.

On the XXth day of the XXth month at the Pokémon Day Care on Route 7: About the extraordinary power that Volcanion is said to possess. Discussed it with a top Breeder who’s very familiar with the ecology of Pokémon and drew the following deduction. In order to cause a steam explosion powerful enough to blow up mountains, the Pokémon must have an organ with extremely high temperature that can instantly vaporize water to steam. That kind of organ is unheard of in the ecology of Pokémon, but Volcanion may have it...

On the XXth day of the XXth month at the Pokémon Center in Camphrier Town: Interviewed a Trainer who says he witnessed a Pokémon that could be Volcanion when he was stranded in a mountain. According to the Trainer, a huge Pokémon’s shadow appeared suddenly. Two huge armlike limbs that could crush even the land extended from its back, and from their tips, something that looked like smoke belched out and made the fog around the Pokémon even thicker. The Trainer said the Pokémon’s shadow slowly disappeared into the fog.

On the XXth day of the XXth month at Café Kizuna in Lumiose City: In the southern part of the Kalos region, there seems to be a custom to revere Volcanion as a nation-building Pokémon. People seem to believe that a steam explosion caused by Volcanion created the plain where they live. As a matter of fact, a huge mountain range suddenly disappeared due to an unexplained explosion in that part of the region in the past...

If you feel like reading my memo, come visit me anytime. Volcanion seems to trust you. I want you and Volcanion to travel together as good partners to each other!


And just for completion's sake (since we already posted about it back in February)...

Diancie in X and Y

Please wait, (sir/miss).

I apologize for stopping you suddenly. But the Pokémon you just received is surely the Mythical Pokémon Diancie, isn’t it?

Diancie... A sudden mutation of a Carbink. The probability and mechanism of its origin are still veiled in mystery.

The Pokémon Diancie is synonymous with beauty. Its body absorbs light with a perfect balance and gives off a radiance that looks like nothing in this world.

In order to see that beauty, our master has been looking for Diancie for a long time. We are also very keen on taking Diancie to our master... That desire kept us going and led us here. Let me get straight to the point. Would you kindly give us your Diancie?

No way! All right...

Is there some way we can persuade you? Hmmm... Is there any way... Oh! I’m so glad you’re so understanding. Then... Wait. M-master?! I’m sorry for troubling you.

You... I truly appreciate your efforts in seeking Diancie for me. But...

What you can truly value is not something you can get by depriving somebody of a relationship. You should get it by your own actions, by your own efforts, or sometimes simply by your own luck. Then it will have true value.

To be honest with you, I envy you. But more importantly, I’d like to congratulate you on meeting Diancie and becoming travel partners. Congratulations.

Legend has it that Diancie protects its travel partners from accidents and illnesses. I wish you good luck and hope you can keep traveling together.

You two... Sorry, I shouldn’t keep relying on you, but please help me find my Diancie.

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