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Apr 12

Corocoro Comic Leaks Reveal New Info on the Movie and its Theater Event

Posted by Adamant | April 12th 2014 at 11:53 AM EDT
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Leaks from the May issue of Corocoro Comic, which has an April 15th street date, have surfaced online. Translations follow:

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A Pokémon Movie-related Scoop!
This summer, you'll get the chance to obtain the mythical Pokémon Diancie!

The all new move "Diamond Storm"
The name of the new move only Diancie can learn is Diamond Storm
Diancie's new move has been discovered!!

Since it is Rock type, just like Diancie, its power increases. It attacks multiple opponents at once.
After using the move, your "Defense" increases.

It will be given out at theaters all over the country!!
If you want a Diancie for your "Pocket Monsters X/Y" game, go check out the movie Diancie stars in in the theaters! You'll enjoy that too!

Diancie's moves and item are really solid
Here's a full lineup of the moves the giveaway Diancie can use in battles! Make note of its item, too!
Reflect (Psychic)
Use this together with Diamond Storm for absolute defense.
Moonblast (Fairy)
A Fairy type move that lowers the opponent's "Special Defense".
Return (Normal)
A move that increases in power as Diancie gets more attached to you.

The Normal Jewel takes effect!!
This is an item that increases Return's power by additionally 1.3 times.

Diancie
Level: 50
Type: Rock/Fairy
Abilty: Clear Body
Moves: Diamond Storm, Reflect, Return, Moonblast
Held Item: Normal Jewel
Ball: Precious Ball


Source: Corocoro Comic, May 2014 issue

Article edited on 2014-04-12 01:16:42 by Sunain
Apr 07

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction / 12 Million X and Y Sales

Posted by Sunain | April 7th 2014 at 11:53 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Games, Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, Movie, X and Y, YouTube, Pokémon X and Y
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The Pokémon Company International announced that the 17th Pokémon movie will be called: Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. It was also revealed that Pokémon X and Y have almost sold a combined total of 12 million copies worldwide since their October 2013 launch, This brings the overall Pokémon video games sales to date at approximately 245 million. More than 20 billion Pokémon TCG cards gave shipped globally and anime is licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries and in more than 30 languages.

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Press Release

POKÉMON EXPANDS ITS ANIMATION OFFERINGS AND REACH AROUND THE WORLD
New Feature Film and Television Season, Video-on-Demand Deals, and More Broadcast Partners Help Bring More Pokémon Animation to More People

Cannes, Paris—April 7, 2014—The Pokémon Company International kicked off MIPTV by announcing its newest feature-length animated film, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, which is now available for license. The movie features Ash and Pikachu, plus other classic Pokémon as well as those making their animation debut from the blockbuster Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games. With more broadcast and VOD partners signed, brand-new TV animation in homes, and the new movie on the horizon, 2014 promises to be a strong year for Pokémon animation.

Pokémon’s expanded VOD offerings include deals with Netflix and Hulu. Fans in all Netflix territories have enjoyed classic Pokémon seasons and movies since content launched in March, and fan favorite Pokémon animation also debuted on Hulu in the US this February. The Netflix and Hulu deals come after The Pokémon Company International launched the Pokémon TV application for iOS and Android devices in 2013.

Fans in Russia will once again enjoy their favorite animated episodes, as Pokémon and the Russian free-to-air broadcaster 2X2 recently signed a deal to begin airing Pokémon the Series: XY this September. The season, which is already airing in numerous markets around the world, brings the total number of Pokémon episodes to nearly 800. 2X2 joins European partners including CITV in the UK, Gulli in France, K2 in Italy, YEP! in Germany, Clan TV in Spain, TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Norway, VT4 and Club RTL in Belgium, and Disney XD in markets across Europe. Other broadcast partners are Cartoon Network in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America; Eleven in Australia; etv in South Africa; and YTV in Canada.

A leading children’s entertainment franchise, Pokémon features a wide array of offerings including video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, animation, and various licensed products. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y recently became the fastest-selling video games for the Nintendo 3DS system, selling nearly 12 million copies worldwide since their October 2013 launch and adding to the more than 245 million Pokémon video games sold to date. With more than 20 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped globally and animation licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries and in more than 30 languages, Pokémon is a long-standing hit among fans around the world.

The Pokémon Company International is excited to meet new and existing partners at MIPTV at stand P0.A20.

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Movie Summary

In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as ruler. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. While seeking help from the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas, Diancie encounters a group of thieves who want to take control of its diamond-producing power—and who awaken the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal from its cocoon in the process! Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power, stop Yveltal's rampage, and save the Diamond Domain?

Article edited on 2014-04-07 12:51:09 by Sunain
Mar 28

Pokémon Spring Regional Championships 2014 - US and Canada

Posted by Sunain | March 28th 2014 at 05:17 PM EDT
Tags: Video Games, TCG, Press Release, X and Y, Pokémon X and Y
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The official Pokémon website has revealed the dates and locations for the Pokémon Spring Regional Championships. Tournaments will be held in cities across the United States and Canada in April of 2014. The Regional Championships is part of a title-event series where players compete for the title of Regional Champion!

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Players that do well at the Regional Championships can get a lot of Championship Points as well as a chance to earn Travel Awards to Nationals. Players might even get an invitation to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, DC. Top finishers get booster packs, trophies, and a huge step toward earning a National Championships Travel Award or Stipend from a pool of nearly $200,000 in travel allowances!

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Locations

April 5–6, 2014 - Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center - 366 Main Street - Sturbridge, MA 01566
April 5–6, 2014 - The Classic Center - 300 N Thomas Street - Athens, GA 30601
April 5–6, 2014 - Overland Park International Trade Center - 6800 W 115th Street - Overland Park, KS 66211
April 5–6, 2014 - Washington State Convention Center - 800 Convention Place - Seattle, WA 98101
April 12–13, 2014 - Utah State Fairpark—Grand Building - 155 North 1000 West - Salt Lake City, UT 84116
April 12–13, 2014 - Monona Terrace Convention Center - 1 John Nolen Drive - Madison, WI 53703
April 26th, 2014 - (TCG Only) - Bingemans FunworX Indoor Playland - 425 Bingemans Centre Drive - Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7 Canada

Press Release

Prepare for the 2014 Spring Regional Championships! Participate in the latest round of Pokémon TCG and Video Game Regional Championships.

Want to test your skills against some of the best players in North America? Compete in the 2014 Spring Regional Championships! With expert play and a little luck, you could be one of the Pokémon TCG and video game players to win great prizes, as well as Championship Points that will get you closer to an invitation to the 2014 World Championships.

The Spring Regional Championships will take place in seven locations: Sturbridge, MA; Athens, GA; Overland Park, KS; and Seattle, WA, on April 5th, and Salt Lake City, UT, and Madison, WI, on April 12th. And Kitchener, Ontario, Canada will host a Pokémon TCG-only Regional Championship event on April 26th.

Participation in the Spring Regional Championships is open to all players. Arrive early to register because space is limited. Play! Pokémon members, be sure to bring your Player ID when you attend. If you're new to Pokémon competitive play and you don't have a Player ID, you’ll receive one for free at the event. Visit the Spring Regional Championships event page for complete information.

Start making your plans now to compete in the Pokémon Spring Regional Championships!

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/spring-regional-championships/ and http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/prepare-for-the-2014-spring-regional-championships/

Article edited on 2014-03-28 05:24:38 by Sunain
Mar 24

Part 3 of Director Yuyama's Location Scouting Report / Darkrai distribution details

Posted by Adamant | March 24th 2014 at 10:44 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, X and Y, YouTube, Pocket Monsters XY, Event Pokémon
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Some days back, the official Pokémon movie website has updated with information on the upcoming Darkrai distribution, as well as the third part of the coverage of Yuyama's location scouting report. Translations follow:

Director Yuyama's Location Scouting Report

This time, Director Yuyama chose Canada as the country he would go scouting in. He went there in search of the landscapes where Yveltal would sleep, where Xerneas would hide, and Diancie would journey.

Part 3: Setting off Into the Morning Mist
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The second day is when our scouting started for real. We has our breakfast and checked out of our hotel at 7am, and eventually set off at 8. This morning, the entire city was shrouded in thick mist, and we couldn't see anything of the surrounding scenery. Morning mist like this appears to be common in November and December.

The bus carrying our group set off into the mist, following a long, straight road into the mountains. As the mist eventually cleared, a forest filled with trees beautifully colored red, orange and yellow came into view. We were right in the middle of the season for colored leaves.

As we gazed at the red maple leaves, which are also depicted on the Canadian flag, the bus rolled into our first destination for the day; Rideau Canal.

For earlier parts, please go here:
Part 1
Part 2

The Darkrai event

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The special pre-order ticket that comes with a giveaway code for "Darkrai"
On sale starting Saturday April 19th

The winner of the "You Choose! The Pre-order Movie Ticket Pokemon" poll!
The Pokémon chosen to be given away with the special pre-order movie ticket is "Darkrai"!

It comes with the move "Phantom Force", which it can't ordinarily learn!!!

Enter the "giveaway code" printed on the special pre-order movie ticket on a Nintendo 3DS system connected to the internet, and you will obtain the mythical Pokémon Darkrai!!

Sale period: Saturday April 19th - Friday July 18th
Period Darkrai can be obtained: Saturday April 19th - Tuesday September 30th
*Once the distribution period is over, the giveaway code can not be used. Please be wary of this.

Regular ticket: 1,400 yen
Child ticket: 800 yen
Child and adult double ticket: 2,100 yen (can only be purchased at a box office)
*Ticket types, prices and age ranges for specific tickets vary by theater
*The three listed tickets should be available. The double tickets come with two giveaway codes. Each code can only be redeemed for a single Darkrai.

"Darkrai" can be received on the Nintendo 3DS games Pocket Monsters X and Pocket Monsters Y
*The code can be used on both the package version and the download version.
*You will receive a Darkrai in the game you use the code with.
*The code can not be used with non-Japanese games, nor can it be used with any other games in the "Pocket Monsters" series.

Enter the "giveaway code" printed on the special pre-order movie ticket on a Nintendo 3DS system connected to the internet and obtain Darkrai!!
*Using the giveaway code requires a Nintendo 3DS system conneted to the internet. For details, please refer to the official Pocket Monsters website: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/support-sp/uketori.html
*This giveaway code can only be used once. Each giveaway code can be redeemed for a single Darkrai. Multiple Giveaway code Darkrai can be obtained on a single game.
*"Giveaway code" is the special name used on the special pre-order movie tickets. It is the same as what is referred to as "serial code" in the game itself.
*The Darkrai being given out is game data. It is not a figure, a plushie, or other physical goods.
*A giveaway code that has been used once can not be used again.

Why the Darkrai Given Out is so Amazing!

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Darkrai
Level: 50
Ability: Bad Dreams
Moves: Dark Void, Dark Pulse, Phantom Force, Dream Eater
Held Item: Enigma Berry
Ball: Precious Ball
Ribbon: Wish Ribbon

The Darkrai being given out this year is a Dark-type mythical Pokémon that comes with a move it has never been able to learn and its very unique Ability. Check out the below info:

Its varied attacks will render its opponents as mere playthings!
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Dark Void
A move only Darkrai can learn, a mighty move that puts multiple opponents to sleep at the same time!!
Dark Pulse
A Dark type move that can make the opponent flinch. Since it is of the same type as Darkrai, its power increases by 50%.
Phantom Force
A Ghost type move that Darkrai can't normally learn! A move where the user disappears on the first turn and attacks on the second, and which hits even if the opponent uses a move like "King's Shield" or "Protect"
Dream Eater
A Psychic type move that only takes effect if the opponent is asleep. In addition to healing HP equal to half the inflicted damage, it is super effective against Fighting type Pokémon, which Darkrai is weak against.

Decrease opponents' HP with the Ability "Bad Dreams"!
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"Bad Dreams", an Ability exclusive to Darkrai, is a powerful Ability that decreases the HP of all sleeping Pokémon by a little bit every single turn! By using "Dark Void" to put all Pokémon to sleep, it's possible to deal damage to all Pokémon at once!

Recover HP with the normally unobtainable "Enigma Berry"!
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Its held item is the "Enigma Berry" (ナゾのみ), which can't be normally obtained in the game. This is the first time a Pokémon holding this berry is distributed to "Pocket Monsters X/Y"! The "Enigma Berry" is a berry that recovers HP when you receive damage from a super effective move. Since Darkrai now also takes super effective damage from moves of the new Fairy type introduced in "Pocket Monsters X/Y", holding this berry is a good counter tactic.
*Be aware that the "Enigma Berry" will disappear if used during your adventure. However, it can safely be used without it disappearing when used in link battles, the Battle House, etc.

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Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/locahan_report/ and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/tickets/

Article edited on 2014-04-17 08:44:03 by Sunain
Feb 14

Japanese Pokémon website reveals Diancie, as well as plot details on the upcoming movie

Posted by Adamant | February 14th 2014 at 12:06 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie, X and Y, Pocket Monsters XY
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has updated with an announcements on the newly revealed Pokémon Diancie, and its role in the new Pokémon movie, including a plot summary. The articles reads as follows:

Revealing the mythical Pokémon Diancie!!

Diancie, the Pokémon that prides itself on being the world's most beautiful!
A new mythical Pokémon has just been discovered in the Nintendo 3DS games "Pocket Monsters X" and "Pocket Monsters Y"; Diancie. This is a Pokémon that can not be obtained during normal play! It's an extremely rare Pokémon which shining pink body is said to be the most beautiful in the world, and which has captivated rich people all over. In battle, it is capable of creating large amounts of diamonds between its hands to protect itself from enemy attacks!

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The Mythical Pokémon Diancie
Species: Jewel Pokémon
Type: Rock/Fairy
Ability: Clear Body
Height: 0.7m
Weight: 8.8kg

Diancie will also play a major role in "Pokémon the Movie XY: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie"!

The Pokémon movie "Pokémon the Movie XY: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie" will premiere Saturday July 19th!The newly discovered mythical Pokémon "Diancie" will play a major part, having the lead role in this movie!

Diancie is the princess of the "Diamond Ore Country", where this movie is set. Diamond Ore Country is a beautiful land located deep underground, where the "Jewel Pokémon" Melecie live in peace and prosperity. However, this country is about to lose its brightness, and eventually fall into ruin......

In the movie, Diancie sets out on a journey to save her country and encountering Satoshi and Pikachu; a journey in search of the "Life Pokémon" Xerneas, seeking its sacred power. However, a cocoon lies in wait for them... a cocoon where the "Destruction Pokémon" Yveltal, which is said to have once eradicated all life in the Kalos region, sleeps....

Information on the 2014 Pokémon movies!
They will premiere nationwide Saturday July 19th!
The Pokémon movies are entering a new dimension!

The 2014 Pokémon movie will be a double feature: "Pokémon the Movie XY: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie" and its co-feature "Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These?"!
In the epic adventure feature film "The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie", Satoshi and friends get involved with the mythical Pokémon "Diancie" and the two great Pokémon of the Kalos region. And in the short "Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These?", cute Pokémon set off on a huge adventure through a mysterious world.
Stay tuned for lots and lots of further information on these movies in the future!

For further information, visit the official Pokémon movie website

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Announcing the full title of the 2014 Pokémon movie!

"Pokémon the Movie XY: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie"
We're hereby announcing the full title of the Pokémon movie to be released Saturday July 19th, 2014! It will be called "The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie".
The movie will star the newly revealed mythical Pokémon "Diancie" in the lead role!

Story Outline
Diancie is the princess of the "Diamond Ore Country", where this movie is set. Diamond Ore Country is a beautiful land located deep underground, where the "Jewel Pokémon" Melecie live in peace and prosperity. In this country, a giant diamond known as the "Sacred Diamond" can be found...

For ages, the Sacred Diamond has played the role of an important energy resource, which keeps the ore country going. The only being with the power to create this type of diamond is princess Diancie herself.

However, Diancie currently does not possess this power... and time is starting to run out. The Sacred Diamond's lifespan is about to run out. When that happens, the beautiful ore country is going to perish!

Having encountered Satoshi and Pikachu, Diancie sets out on a journey to save her country; a journey in search of the "Life Pokémon" Xerneas, seeking its sacred power. However, a cocoon lies in wait for them... a cocoon where the "Destruction Pokémon" Yveltal, which is said to have once eradicated all life in the Kalos region, sleeps....

We will be presenting more information on the movie later, so stay tuned!

A new series of Pokémon Movies will be coming your way in 2014!
The title of the Pokémon movies to be released in 2014 have been announced!
Its name is "Pokémon the Movie XY: The Cocoon of Destruction".
Also, it will have a co-feature titled "Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These?"
They will premiere in theaters all over the country starting Saturday July 19th 2014!

Check out the trailer right away!

Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/diancie/?p003=msign and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/anime/movie/?a001=news

Article edited on 2014-02-15 05:08:28 by Adamant
Feb 13

The March Issue of Corocoro Comic Reveals Diancie and Further Information on the 2014 Movies

Posted by Adamant | February 13th 2014 at 12:46 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Corocoro, Movie, X and Y
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Pictures from the next issue of Corocoro Comic have surfaced on the internet, including two pages on the new Pokémon Diancie, and the Movies to be released in 2014, as well as two pages on an upcoming Pokémon distribution event. Information about Diancie was leaked in November of 2013. The articles reads as follows:


The Mythical Pokémon Diancie Shines Forever!!

Extraordinarily rare, beautifully shining like a diamond! Certain to be the most supreme Pokémon of them all!
A Pokémon born from diamond!
It's name is Diancie!!!


Diancie
Species: Jewel Pokémon
Type: Rock/Fairy
Ability: Clear Body
Height: 0.7m
Weight: 8.8 kg
Zukan entry: "It uses the gap between its hands to compress the carbon found in the air, creating lots of diamonds in a single instant"

Diancie is of the Rock and Fairy types! In battle, it creates large amounts of diamonds from its hands, seemingly to protect its body. It relies on these while battling, too!

Its pink, shining body has captivated rich people all over the world.

It can learn moves such as "Explosion" and "Hyper Beam".

And in Poké-Parler, too
We've obtained a cute, precious scene for you!

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It's been determined to play the lead role in the movie!!
It will premiere country-wide Saturday July 19th!!

We're hereby announcing that Diancie will also appear in the Pokémon movie that will premiere in theaters this summer! Its name will also appear in the full official title!!

Diancie will play a major role!
This will be a grand adventure with Diancie acting as the princess of "Diamond Ore Country"

The full title is now confirmed:
THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION AND DIANCIE


What is the connection between Diancie and Yveltal, the Cocoon of Destruction? The mystery just keeps deepening!

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Next Issue Preview: Mega Complete! The Greatest Pokémon x Corocoro Project Ever!!!!!!!!!!

The Most Popular Pokémon X/Y Pokémon, Mega Lizardon, Will be Given Away to All Readers!!

Incredible! You will all be able to obtain a "Lizardon + Lizardonite Y" for "Pokémon X" and a "Lizardon + Lizardonite X" for "Pokémon Y"!!!


Obtain a Lizardon holding a Mega Stone not obtainable in that game! This way, it's possible for you to mega evolve it into whichever form you like the best!!

Lizardon will be given away through the April issue of Monthly Corocoro Comic!! When you obtain it, you can have both Mega Stones together in one game!

Mega Lizardon Y
Take this chance to get yourself a Mega Lizardon Y in "Pokémon X"

Mega Lizardon X
Obtain the part Dragon type Mega Lizardon X in "Pokémon Y"

The moves we can confirm them having at present are the following. Since we're taking each Pokémon's respective abilities into account, their main move differs between them.
Mega Lizardon Y will burn its opponents to ashes with "Inferno"!!
Mega Lizardon X has "Dragon Claw", which is strengthened by its Ability!

These Corocoro-exclusive Mega Lizardon will become super fighters!!

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Source: Monthly Corocoro Comic, March 2014 issue

Article edited on 2014-02-13 07:46:08 by Adamant
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