Sep 12 2010 Pokémon Sunday 308

Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, I Got Gonbe with Haruka Delicious!! / The PokéSun Members Test 'Pocket Monsters Black and White'! / Masuda Appears in the Game Arena / A 2-week Special Present! (ハルカデリシャスで、ゴンベGETかも!! / 「ポケットモンスター ブラック・ホワイト」をポケサンメンバーが体験! / ゲームフリーク・増田さんも登場 / 2週連続スペシャルプレゼント!), aired today in Japan.

This weeks rerun theme was a new one for September entitled PokéSun Members Big Success (ポケスンメンバー大活躍!). I Got Gonbe with Haruka Delicious! was this weeks repeat episode which features Gonbe. A wild Gonbe appears and wreaks havoc with the local Pokémon Center by eating all the PokéBlocks. A full summary of this episode is available in the episode guide.

The episode started off with the PokéSun members looked at all the new Pokémon Black and White merchandise they had setup around the set. Yamamoto stretches and looks around and notices a Mijumaru (ミジュマル) watching. He does a double take an notices that it's still there and quickly tells everyone what he saw. They all turn and look where he was pointing but Mijumaru was gone. Yamamoto sees Mijumaru once again through the crack of the side entrances sliding doors and tells everyone to look yet again. The crew turns to see only the closed doors. Golgo decides its best to just announce today's anime episode.

A preview clip of this weeks special entitled: A Closer Look at the Secrets of the New Games and Anime!! (ポケモン新作ゲーム&アニメのヒミツに迫る!!) which features the cast from Pokémon Sunday was shown after the anime repeat episode. The special will air on Thursday September 16th, 2010. It will showcase the upcoming Pokémon Black and White games as well as the new anime series Best Wishes. A preview for the special was posted on the official TV Tokyo YouTube page last week and that same preview aired on the show today but without the new cat Pokémon that was revealed in the original trailer. The reason why the trailer was taken down and modified was because Junichi Masuda (増田順一) from GAMEFREAK wanted to make the revealing of Choroneko (チョロネコ) an exclusive world premiere for this episode of Pokémon Sunday.

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After the preview Shoko-tan announces that Junichi Masuda (増田順一) from GAMEFREAK had arrived to reveal information about the new games Pokémon Black and White. Golgo and Red asked hi m in Hawaii in last weeks episode if he would tell them some information then but he agreed instead to show them on today's episode. He walked on the set with the DS box packaging for Pokémon Black and White as well as 3 hats featuring the starter Pokémon. He gave the hats to Robert as a present. Yamamoto chose the Mijumaru (ミジュマル) hat, Akiyama wore the Pokabu (ポカブ) one and Baba wore the Tsutaja (ツタージャ) hat.

Shoko-tan asked Masuda the first question which was: "Were there any problems you wanted to address? (苦労したところは?)". He responds by explaining that he wanted to make it easier for people to communicate with the new games but he found that to be a hard task to do but came up with the C Gear (Cギア). Yamamoto then ask Masuda: "How long have the games been in development? (製作期間的には どれくらい?)" which he answers '4 years... (4年…。)". Baba askes: "Are there differences from the 4th Generation? (DP Pt HGSSと違う点は?). Masuda replies: "There will only be new Pokémon appearing until the ending." (エンディングまで登場するのは全て新ポケモン。)

Yamamoto was the first to get to try out Pokémon Black. Just as he booted up the game it asked if he wanted to play it using Hiragana and Katakana or to use kanji. (ゲームで つかう もじは ひらがな・カタカナに しますか? それとも 漢字に しますか?). Playing the game with Kanji in the dialog is a new option in Black and White as all the previous Pokémon games have only used Hiragana and Katakana. Yamamoto chose the Kanji option.

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Yamamoto chose the male character and named him Hiroshi, after himself. The show quickly moved on to the starter Pokémon selection screen and Yamamoto chose Mijumaru (ミジュマル). The game then shows the character walking around Kanoko Town (カノコタウン) where they visit Professor Araragi lab with Belle (ベル) and Cheren (チェレン). The Professor gives a Pokémon Zukan to main character. The show quickly transitions to Route 1 (1ばんどうろ).

Yamamoto encounters a wild level 2 Minezumi (ミネズミ) and captured it. The Zukan information for Minezumi was displayed. It is a Normal type, 0.5m high, weights 11.6kg and it is Isshu dex number 010. Minezumi's Dex entry: It stores food in the pouches of its cheeks and keeps watch for days. It uses its tail to give signals to its peers." (ほほの ふくろに エサを ためこみ なんにちも みはりを つづける。 しっぽで なかまに あいずする。) He then encountered N and battled him. Choroneko's (チョロネコ) Zukan information was also revealed and it is Isshu dex number 015. Choroneko Dex entry: "It playfully steals things from people. The people it steals from can't help but forgive it because of its cute gestures." (ひとの ものを あそびで ぬすむ。 ぬすまれた ひとも あいくるしい しぐさに つい ゆるしてしまうのだ。)

Hidden Machine (HM01) in Pokémon Black and White is Cut (いあいぎり) and it is given to player by Mamoko. Yamamoto taught the move to his Minezumi. Players with the cut move can then use it to clear an opening an abandoned warehouse where a Munna (ムンナ) is located. Munna's evolution Musharna is the key to allow people to go to the Dream World (ゆめのあとち). Plasma Gang appears and battles. After the battle, Yamamoto returns back to Mamoko who gives the C Gear to the player.

Just before the commercial break, Yadon Akiyama appeared and did a brief skit based on Michael Jackson as his song Billie Jean played in the background. Returning from the commercial break, Masuda showed off the Sky Arrow Bridge. The bridge connects the main Isshu region with Hiun City.

During the Pokémon Sunday news segment, a preview clip from the upcoming new anime series Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! (ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ) which begins airing on September 23rd, 2010, was shown. The series will feature Satoshi and Pikachu in the Isshu region. On top of that, it was announced that there will be live coverage of the "It's a Pokémon Festival! Best Wishes" starting at 12 PM! PokéSun members will appear as well.

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It was also announced that the newest TCG set entitled "Pokémon Card Game BW" will be released on September 18th, 2010. The cards will feature Pokémon from the fifth generation.

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A bunch of new Pokémon were revealed on the show today. Many of the Pokémon were revealed in the leaked Corocoro images earlier in the day and in a trailer last month on Oha Suta but for most people this would the first time that they had seen the Pokémon as this was the official public revealing for these Pokémon.

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New Pokémon

Picture Pokémon Info Ability Type Height Weight
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(チョロネコ)
Ill-Natured Pokémon
(しょうわるポケモン)
Limber/Unburden
(じゅうなん/かるわざ)
Dark
(あく)
1.7m 10.1kg
thumbnail Deathkarn
(デスカーン)
Coffin Pokémon
(かんおけポケモン)
Mummy
(ミイラ)
Ghost
(ゴースト)
1.7m 76.5kg
thumbnail Ononox
(オノノクス)
Jaw Horn Pokémon
(あごツノポケモン)
Rivalry/Mold Breaker
(とうそうしん/かたやぶり)
Dragon
(ドラゴン)
1.8m 105.5kg
thumbnail Dentula
(デンチュラ)
Electric Spider Pokémon
(でんきグモポケモン)
Compoundeyes/Tension
(ふくがん/きんちょうかん)
Bug/Electric
(むし/でんき)
0.8m 14.3kg

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