Friday, January 23rd, 2015 @ 5 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A Pokken Tournament stream just finished on Japanese video service NicoNico, previewing the game in action for the first time since the original trailer! In terms of play style, Pokken Tournament is similar to Super Smash Bros. in many ways. You fight as a specific Pokemon, launch attacks, can move around a specific field (though in full 3D space), and can even use support Pokemon to fire attacks at your opponent similar to Poke Ball Pokemon in Smash Bros. Battles are live, fast-paced, and exciting - the game looks like it will be a major addition to the franchise.

In addition to Lucario and Machamp, Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir were confirmed as fighters in the game. The stream showed each of them off in battle. Gardevoir can Mega Evolve and it seems to use some sort of black hole type attack as its ultimate move - its "Burst Attack." Pikachu is Pikachu, running around firing Electric attacks like usual. Suicune uses its front or back legs to kick and jumps around using wind and Water-type attacks.

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Some of the Pokemon that can aid you in battle include Snivy, Lapras, Fennekin, and Emolga. Snivy traps your opponent in a Leaf Storm-type attack, Lapras rushes at your opponent with Surf (similar to Piplup in Smash), and Emolga and Fennekin use Electric and Fire attacks. Before each battle, you can choose two Pokemon to use, and before each round, you choose which Pokemon you want to aid you for that round.

For the controls, you use the D-pad to move, A for an attack, B to jump, X for your Pokemon's "weak attack," Y for its "strong attack," L to use your Support Pokemon, R to Guard, and the D-pad plus the buttons for other attacks. As you battle, you will begin to fill a gauge, and once it reaches its max, you enter "Resonance Burst" mode. This mode allows you to both Mega Evolve (if applicable) and deal "Burst Attacks" to deal significant damage (think of it as your Final Smash). Pokemon without Mega Evolutions, like Pikachu, still gain a power-up. All attacks can be blocked with R regardless of their strength.

Demos of the game will be available next week at some locations in Japan for 100 yen. The game will ultimately be released in arcades later this year, but it is expected it will also be ported to the Wii U afterwards, especially since Pokemon.com acknowledged the existence of the game when it was first announced. Screenshots from the stream are below - forgive the low quality, as the stream itself was low quality.

To discuss this game, use this thread on our forums!

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Gardevoir vs. Pikachu (2 Rounds)

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Gardevoir vs. Machamp (Gardevoir Mega Evolved)

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Pikachu vs. Suicune (3 Rounds, Pikachu's Burst Attack is used)

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 @ 8 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Although it has yet to be officially announced, Serperior with its Hidden Ability of Contrary is now available for download to American and European games via Mystery Gift. To download it, use code "POKEMON497" in the Mystery Gift menu. It is Level 50 and knows Leaf Storm, Hold Back, Wring Out, and Giga Drain. The Pokemon was originally made available to Japanese games starting January 9th.

Update (Thursday) - Pokemon has revealed that Reckless Emboar will be available starting January 29th with a code from Pokemon.com while Shell Armor Samurott's download will start February 5th with a code from the Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter. All three distributions will end November 30th.

Serperior with Contrary
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 @ 2 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Double Crisis 4-Pack Blister, Team Aqua Double Crisis 4-Pack Blister, Team Magma Team Aqua Pin Team Magma Pin Kyogre Box Groudon Box XY Trainer Kit Latios and Latias

We've received exclusive images of the Double Crisis blisters, Kyogre and Groudon Boxes, and EX Trainer Kit we first announced last month! All of the cards above feature brand new artwork or are brand new cards that have not been released in Japan yet.

The Double Crisis blister packs include 4 booster packs of the set (7 cards per pack), a Team Aqua or Team Magma coin, and a Team Aqua or Team Magma pin. They will be released in stores on March 25th. The Japanese set will be released next week, so we'll know all of the cards in the set soon.

The Kyogre and Groudon Boxes come with a jumbo promo, a regular-sized holo promo, and three Primal Clash booster packs. They will release March 19th. We have yet to receive images of the Primal Kyogre and Groudon Collections, but we should get them soon. They come out March 4th.

The XY Trainer Kit includes two 30-card decks featuring holo Latios and Latias promos and a Treecko/Torchic/Mudkip coin. It comes out on April 29th.

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

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 @ 1 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

CoroCoro Icihiban's Pokemon TCG XY manga has revealed several new cards that will be in Double Crisis!

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  • Team Aqua's Spheal, Team Aqua's Sealeo, and Team Aqua's Walrein are Water-types in the set.
  • Team Magma's Aron, Team Magma's Lairon, and Team Magma's Aggron are Fighting-types in the set.
  • Double Aqua Energy and Double Magma Energy are in the set. Like the original cards, they will both provide 2 Energy to their respective Team's Pokemon, though this time around it'll be 2 [W][W] or 2 [F][F] Energy since the Pokemon are no longer dual Darkness type like in the original set (Magma's typing is not yet confirmed).
  • Team Aqua Great Ball and Team Magma Great Ball are in the set and will likely be spiritual successors to Team Aqua Ball and Team Magma Ball.
  • Poochyena and Mightyena will be in the set, though under the ownership of whom is unknown (they could be under the ownership of both teams too).
  • As expected, Team Magma's Zangoose and Team Aqua's Seviper will be in the set, as will Team Magma's Hideout (after Team Aqua's Hideout was previously revealed).
  • Archie and Maxie cards aren't confirmed in the set yet, but they are a real possibility.

Thanks goes to our Twitter friends @pokecamatome, @karubiimunomono, and @ham_EX for notifying us of this news! Double Crisis will be released in Japan next week on January 30th, and we'll of course have scans and translations before then, so be sure to check back!

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 @ 1 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

We've received photos of Primal Clash's "Earth's Pulse" and "Ocean's Core" theme decks thanks to Ellie. They reveal the content of both decks.

Ocean's Core Theme Decks from Primal Clash Earth's Pulse Theme Decks from Primal Clash

Prereleases for Primal Clash take place this weekend and next weekend! To find one near you, use the event locator on Pokemon.com. Prereleases are official tournaments where you buy the booster packs early and compete using the cards you open. You'll also receive an exclusive Kingdra promo!

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Monday, January 19th, 2015 @ 12 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The Phantom Gate Ditto promo that Japanese fans received when purchasing a booster box of the set is finally seeing its English release! The card is to be included in the 3-pack Primal Clash blister as XY40. As previously revealed, a holo of Furfrou from XY printed on exclusive galaxy holofoil is the other promo. The blisters come with a Kalos Starter Pokemon coin as well. A big thanks goes to Max T. of WakefieldTCG for sending us the photos!

XY40 Ditto Promo Furfrou Promo from the Primal Clash Blister Primal Clash 3-Pack Blister Featuring Ditto
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Friday, January 16th, 2015 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The Team Aqua Grunt and Team Magma Grunt holo promo cards have been revealed in full! You will receive one of the cards at Pokemon Centers starting January 31st if you purchase five booster packs of Double Crisis, as posted yesterday. The first is 119/XY-P while the second is 120/XY-P. Interestingly, the illustrators are credited as GAME FREAK Inc. Thanks goes to Mia V. for the translations!

Team Aqua Grunt Promo Team Magma Grunt Promo

Team Aqua Grunt - Trainer
Supporter

Discard 1 card from your hand. Then, draw 3 cards from your deck. If you discarded a Pokemon with Team Aqua in its name, draw 1 more card.

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


Team Magma Grunt - Trainer
Supporter

Discard 1 card from your hand. Then, draw 3 cards from your deck. If you discarded a Pokemon with Team Magma in its name, draw 1 more card.

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

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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 @ 9 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Eight more Team Aqua and Team Magma cards from Double Crisis have been revealed by the official Japanese Pokemon Card website! Translations are below thanks to Mia V., Franco T., and Yohei, though they may be slightly inaccurate due to the extremely small text.

Team Magma's Claydol's Ability is an updated version of the original card, and Team Aqua's Hideout appears to be a modern reprint of the original as well. And of course Kyogre and Groudon both have a similar Power Saver Ability as the original non-EX cards.

Team Magma's Camerupt

Team Magma's Camerupt - Fire - HP110
Stage 1 - Evolves from Team Magma's Numel

Ability: Burndraft
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may choose 1 [R] or [D] Energy card from your discard pile and attach it to this Pokemon.

[R][C][C] Fireball: 60 damage. Move 1 Basic Energy attached to this Pokemon to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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


Team Magma's Numel

Team Magma's Numel - Fire - HP70
Basic Pokemon

[R][C] Ember: 30 damage. Discard 1 Energy attached to this Pokemon.

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


Magma Pointer

Magma Pointer - Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

Your Pokemon with Team Magma in its name that this card is attached to can also use the attack on this card. (You still need the necessary Energy to use this attack.)

[F] Magma Pointer: This attack does 20 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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


Team Magma's Groudon-EX

Team Magma's Groudon-EX - Fighting - HP190
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Saver
If there are 4 or less Pokemon in play with Team Magma in their name, this Pokemon can't attack.

[F][F][F][C] Magma Quake: 80+ damage. If your opponent's Active Pokemon has any damage counters on it, this attack does 80 more damage.

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

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Team Magma's Claydol

Team Magma's Claydol - Psychic - HP90
Stage 1 - Evolves from Team Magma's Baltoy

Ability: Magma Switch
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may move an Energy card attached to your Pokemon with Team Magma in its name to another of your Pokemon.

[P][C][C] Power Beam: 70 damage.

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


Team Magma's Baltoy

Team Magma's Baltoy - Psychic - HP50
Basic Pokemon

[P][C] Telekinesis: Choose 1 of your opponent's Pokemon. This attack does 20 damage to it. This attack's damage isn't affected by Weakness or Resistance.

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


Team Aqua's Carvanha

Team Aqua's Carvanha - Darkness - HP50
Basic Pokemon

[D] Fin Pistol: 10x damage. Flip 2 coins. This attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.

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


Team Aqua's Sharpedo

Team Aqua's Sharpedo - Darkness - HP90
Stage 1 - Evolves from Team Aqua's Carvanha

Ability: Aqua Search
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may search your deck for a Pokemon with Team Aqua in its name, show it to your opponent, and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

[D][C][C] Sharp Fang: 70 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX

Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX - Water - HP190
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Saver
If there are 4 or less Pokemon in play with Team Aqua in their name, this Pokemon can't attack.

[W][W][W][C]: Aqua Impact: 80+ damage. Does 20 more damage for each [C] in your opponent's Active Pokemon's Retreat Cost.

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

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Team Aqua's Hideout

Team Aqua's Hideout - Trainer
Stadium

Each Pokemon that does not have Team Aqua in its name pays [C] more to retreat.

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.


Team Aqua's Grimer

Team Aqua's Grimer - Psychic - HP70
Basic Pokemon

[P] Tackle: 10 damage.
[P][C][C] Mud Slap: 30 damage.

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


Team Aqua's Muk

Team Aqua's Muk - Psychic - HP110
Stage 1 - Evolves from Team Aqua's Grimer

Ability: Sludge Party
The Retreat Cost of each of your opponent's Pokemon in play that does not have Team Aqua in its name is [C] more.

[P][C][C] Pester: 60+ damage. If your opponent's Active Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition, this attack does 30? more damage.

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

Additionally, those who purchase five packs of Double Crisis from Pokemon Center stores starting January 31st will receive either a holo Team Magma Grunt or Team Aqua Grunt promo card. Both cards are way too small to read.

Double Crisis Cards
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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 @ 9 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Flygon-EX and Lanturn will be two of twelve promos given out at Japanese Gym Challenge tournaments from February to April. The cards will come inside a promo booster pack. Flygon-EX is currently too small to translate, but we'll of course have its scan and translation next month. Flygon-EX will likely be released in America in a promo product within the next few months. Thanks goes to Mia V. for the translation!

Flygon-EX Promo Lanturn Promo

Lanturn - Water - HP100
Stage 1 - Evolves from Chinchou

[W] Drain Fin: 20 damage. Heal 20 damage from this Pokemon.
[W][W][C] Light Wave: 80 damage. Discard 1 Energy attached to this Pokemon. Your opponent's Active Pokemon is now Confused.

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

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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 @ 7 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master
Double Crisis Booster Pack

We have received additional exclusive photos of CoroCoro magazine and some further Double Crisis information ahead of the official Pokemon Card website's update! The card translations are below thanks to Bangiras!

The Team Aqua and Team Magma cards in this set will be marked with the team's logo in the background of the card. The image of the character who owns the Pokemon is also in the bottom-right corner of the card, being Grunts in the cases of Sharpedo and Camerupt. Perhaps admins like Matt and Tabitha will own some of the Pokemon in the set as well?

It appears Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX is #006/034 and Team Magma's Groudon-EX is #015/034, meaning they are not secret rares. The clearer images also confirms their translations from our last news story.

Double Crisis will feature 34 cards and comes in 6-card booster packs with one guaranteed holo in each pack.

Team Aqua's Sharpedo from Double Crisis

Team Aqua's Sharpedo - Darkness - HP90
Stage 1 - Evolves from Team Aqua's Carvanha

Ability: Aqua Search
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may search your deck for a Pokemon with Team Aqua in its name, show it to your opponent, and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward. (Note: May be inaccurate, text is hard to make out.)

[D][C][C] Sharp Fang: 70 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Team Magma's Camerupt from Double Crisis

Team Magma's Camerupt - Fire - HP110
Stage 1 - Evolves from Team Magma's Numel

Ability: Burndraft
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may choose 1 [R] or [D] Energy card from your discard pile and attach it to this Pokemon.

[R][C][C] Fireball: 60 damage. Move 1 Basic Energy attached to this Pokemon to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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


Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX from Double Crisis

Team Aqua's Kyogre-EX - Water - HP190
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Saver
If there are 4 or less Pokemon in play with Team Aqua in their name, this Pokemon can't attack.

[W][W][W][C]: Aqua Impact: 80+ damage. Does 20 more damage for each [C] in your opponent's Active Pokemon's Retreat Cost.

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

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Team Magma's Groudon-EX from Double Crisis

Team Magma's Groudon-EX - Fighting - HP190
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Power Saver
If there are 4 or less Pokemon in play with Team Magma in their name, this Pokemon can't attack.

[F][F][F][C] Magma Quake: 80+ damage. If your opponent's Active Pokemon has any damage counters on it, this attack does 80 more damage.

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

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4

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