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The official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel posted a new Project Pochama video titled: "It'll be fine!" MV - TV Animation Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl Ending Theme Special Medley (プロジェクトポッチャマ「It'll be fine!」MV ~テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド・パール」エンディングテーマ スペシャルメドレー~). The special animated music video featuring Hikari's Pochama is a medley of some the ending themes from the TV anime Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl. The songs are sung by Hikari's Japanese voice actress Megumi Toyoguchi.

Medley Playlist:

1. Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~ 「君のそばで ~ヒカリのテーマ~」 0:00-0:41
2. Ashita wa Kitto 「あしたはきっと」 0:42-1:12
3. Kimi no Mune ni La La La 「君の胸にLaLaLa」 1:13-1:51
4. Kaze no Message 「風のメッセージ」 01:52-End

YouTube Clip - Project Pochama "It'll be fine!" MV - TV Animation Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl Ending Theme Special Medley


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HPQPjSdzw

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To celebrate the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, a Pokémon DP Sound Library website launched on December 23rd, 2021. The site contains all the music from the Nintendo DS Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Super Music Collection CD and can be downloaded or listened to for free off the website. The download license is only valid for Japan and as such the website and downloads are region locked. The soundtrack was posted on the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel on December 24th, 2021 and was region free.

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What is the Pokémon DP Sound Library?

The Pokémon DP Sound Library allows users to listen to music from the Nintendo DS game Pokémon Diamond and Pearl released in 2006, as well as download sound data and sheet music. Enjoy the sound world of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which can be said to be the foundation of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus respectively.

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What you can do with the Pokémon DP Sound Library

Listen to and enjoy the music you remember. From the MUSIC BOX function, you can listen to a total of 149 tracks of BGM and sound effects from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl for free. You can also select 6 of your favorite songs to create your own collection. In the PLAYLISTS function, you can listen to songs selected according to a theme.

By agreeing to the terms of use, you will be able to download the sound data. The downloaded sound data can be used for creative activities and performances, as long as you follow the terms of use.

Downloading and performing music scores: You can download sheet music for some of the songs by agreeing to the terms of use. You can use them for educational purposes, such as performing them at music school recitals or using them as teaching materials for school classes.

Examples of OK/NG use

OK: Use for the following non-commercial purposes.
  • Creating video or audio using this site's sound source and posting it on websites or SNS including various distribution sites.
  • Use as background music or sound effects for videos, and post them on websites and SNS including various distribution sites.
  • Posting videos of performances on video distribution sites and SNS.
  • Use as background music for dance, drama, comedy, etc., and post the videos on video distribution sites and SNS.
  • Create a music piece and post it on a music distribution site or SNS.
  • Use it as background music or sound effects for your own website.
  • Use it as background music/play it at events and performances.
  • Use it as background music for local events.
  • Use as background music for dance, theater, comic performances, etc.
  • Use as background music for the entrance of a sports game
  • Use as background music at a wedding ceremony for the bride, groom, and other guests.
  • Perform at a concert where no revenue is generated.

NG:
  • Use for profit-making purposes
  • Use to advertise or promote a specific product, service, or organization Broadcast on television or radio.
  • Distributing this site's sound files or works based on this site's sound files on CDs, USBs, or other data storage media.
  • Redistribution of this site's sound files to third parties (e.g., by allowing other users to download this site's sound files via web services or applications).
  • Use in games, applications, or software programs
  • Use in a manner that may mislead others into believing that it is an official announcement by Pokémon
  • Use in a manner that may mislead others into believing that the work or event is officially supported by Pokémon
  • Use at events where the organizer is earning revenue (including cases where the user is not earning revenue)
  • Use that defames the reputation or credibility of a third party
  • Use to advocate a specific politics, religion, or ideology
  • Use in combination with elements of characters other than Pokémon
  • Use that infringes the rights of a third party
  • Use that violates the laws and regulations of the country where the sound source of this Site is used
  • Use that is offensive to public order and morals, or that encourages such offense
  • Use for educational purposes (see exceptions)

Those in charge of education and those receiving education may use this site's sound sources to the extent deemed necessary for educational purposes. Exceptions may be made for educational use, provided that no profit is generated. This site is also available for use in music schools that teach singing or musical instruments for a fee.

Examples of Educational use:
  • Use as part of school education (public or private)
  • Use as a subject for school recitals
  • Use at school events such as athletic meets and cultural festivals
  • For use as part of club activities, such as a brass band performance
  • Use as teaching materials for music schools (Music schools that charge a monthly fee can also use this service.)
  • Use as a subject for music school recitals.

Source: https://soundlibrary.pokemon.co.jp/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon DP Sound Library


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wF7P_UcETw

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From November 1st, 2021 to November 14th, 2021, outdoor advertisements for the Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be displayed in six cities across Japan! You'll find messages from the characters you remember from your time in the Sinnoh region.

By scanning the QR code on the ad with your smartphone, you can activate the AR camera. By holding the camera up to the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl game screen in the ad, you can play the special content that sets the new adventure of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in motion! There are over 10 different messages to choose from, so share them with everyone and share your memories!

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Banner Ad Translation:

Oh hey! It's been awhile! You're the one I battled right after I got my first Pokémon from the professor, aren't you? Oh boy, we must have battled so many times since then, huh? Those were so much fun.

I many have lost to you back then but I'll be the winnter next time! And that's because I'm going to become the strongest Trainer - the Champion! But wait... you haven't lost to anyone before losing to me, right? No? Well, okay then! It looks like our match isn't over yet! I'll be waiting for you in the Sinnoh Region!

Venues

■ Tokyo
・ Ikebukuro Station
・ Tokyu Denentoshi Line Shibuya Station
・ Keio Line Shinjuku Station Poster
・ Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo

■ Sapporo
・ Sapporo Municipal Subway Sapporo Station - Odori Station

■ Sendai
・ Sendai Subway Sendai Station

■ Osaka
・ Osaka Metro Midosuji Line Umeda Station
・ Osaka Metro Midosuji Line Shinsaibashi Station
・ Osaka Metro Midosuji Line Namba Station

■ Nagoya
・ Nagoya Municipal Subway Nagoya Station (2 locations)

■ Fukuoka
・ Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station

Sources: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2021/11/211101_e01.html and https://twitter.com/DogasusBackpack/status/1455333331701092354

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Takara TOMY A.R.T.S has revealed a new Pokémon Sleeping Friend Relax at Home Pochama (ポケモン すやすやフレンドおうちでリラックス ポッチャマ) large sized plushie. The Pre-order Period is from Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at 12:00 until Monday, August 9th, 2021 at 23:59 with delivery scheduled for December 2021. The price is 14,960 yen (tax included) with free shipping in Japan. High resolution images of this product have been added to an Imageboard thread.

Relaxing Time at Home with Big Pochama

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This plush toy is a big version of the "Sleeping Friend" series, which features cute Pokémon sleeping comfortably, and is sure to soothe you with its lovable sleeping face! The theme of this plush toy is "spending time at home with your favorite Pokémon," so it's an excellent way to spend some wonderful time with Pochama.

Feel the soft and fluffy texture with your whole body!

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This big-size Pokémon Pochama is more than just cute to look at. It's a plush toy that's made with the finest materials to achieve the ultimate in "fluffy" touch and hugging comfort. It is made of smooth and stretchy fabric, and the cotton inside is finer than usual, so just hugging it invites you into the gentle world of "soft and fluffy" Pochama ♡ It's not too small or too big, and the size is perfect for relaxing when you hug it tightly. Gently hug it and feel the "soft and fluffiness" all over! The "soft and fluffy" Pochama will always be there for you, gently cuddling you.

Happiness of spending 24 hours a day by the cute Pochama......

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When you wake up in the morning, start the day with a gentle hug of Pochama. In the daytime, you can put it on your lap and watch TV or type away on your computer or smartphone. At night time, you can sleep with it as a hug pillow, and sleep soundly wrapped in his "soft and fluffy" tenderness. You can enjoy the happiness of spending 24 hours a day with Pochama at home. The soft color of the fabric used for the plush toy will naturally blend in with the atmosphere of your room. It is about 90cm long, so it has a great size presence.

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The large size of the Pokémon allows you to feel the comfort of its hug and touch. Playing Pokémon games or watching cartoons and movies with the big Pochama in your arms is sure to be the best way to relax! 

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Pochama is one of the three starter Pokémon that could be your first potential adventure partner in the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which will be released on November 19th, 2021, this year. It's the perfect first friend! Feel like a Pokémon trainer and welcome the big, fluffy Pokémon into your home!

Product Details:

Pokémon Sleeping Friend Relax at Home Pochama
ポケモン すやすやフレンドおうちでリラックス ポッチャマ
Price: 14,960 yen (tax included), free shipping
Product material: Polyester, polyurethane
Body size: 900mm (width) x 350mm (height) x 500mm (depth)
Main unit weight: 2540g
Delivery carton size: W790mm x H290mm x D490mm
Pre-order Period: Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at 12:00 until Monday, August 9th, 2021 at 23:59
*The pre-order period will end as soon as the scheduled quantity is reached.

Source: https://e.takaratomy-arts.co.jp/shop/g/g4904790715372/

The Pokémon Company International and Hulu have announced that the Pokémon Anime is now available to watch on the streaming service. Hulu is available to residents of United States and they can now watch the first 5 episodes of Diamond and Pearl for free. The first 2 episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY will be available to watch for free soon.

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For subscribers of the United States version of Hulu Plus, the entire Diamond and Pearl is available with Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension, Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles and Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors becoming available soon. Pokémon Origins, the 10th movie Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai as well as the 11th, 12th and 13th movies will also be available soon. Hulu Plus costs $7.99 USD a month.

The Latin American Spanish version of the show will also be available on Hulu in the future.

Sources: http://www.hulu.com/pokemon and http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/anim_hulu-2014-01-30/

The official Pokémon website revealed last week that the first ever Pokémon Game Show (ポケモンゲームショー) will be held at Tokyo Big Site (東京ビッグサイト) August 17th, 2013 and August 18th, 2013. Admission is free to the event. Robert from Pokémon Smash will also be in attendance and there will be a lottery to determine who can battle them at the event. This will be the first time that people will be able to play the demo for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

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Champions' Pokémon Event Distribution

Players of the Japanese version of Pocket Monsters Black 2 and White 2 will be able to download 1 of the 7 Champions' Pokémon. Below is a chart of the Pokémon that players will be able to choose from and their corresponding Champion and game.

Pokémon Champion
(チャンピオン)
Game
(ゲームソフト)

Pigeot
ピジョット

Green (グリーン)

Red and Green
『ポケットモンスター 赤・緑』

Kairyu
(カイリュー)

Wataru
(ワタル)

Gold and Silver
『ポケットモンスター 金・銀』

Metagross
(メタグロス)

Daigo
(ダイゴ)

Ruby and Sapphire
『ポケットモンスター ルビー・サファイア』

Milokaross
(ミロカロス)

Mikuri
(ミクリ)

Emerald
『ポケットモンスター エメラルド』

Mikaruge
(ミカルゲ)

Shirona
(シロナ)

Diamond and Pearl
『ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド・パール』

Ulgamoth
(ウルガモス)

Adeku
(アデク)

Black and White
『ポケットモンスターブラック・ホワイト』

Ononokus
(オノノクス)

Iris
(アイリス)

Black 2 and White 2『ポケットモンスターブラック2・ホワイト2』

In addition, Limited edition original T-shirts of the Pokémon Game Show, Pokémon Center merchandise and Pokémon Center 'Pokémon of the Area' Figure Beaded Straps will be available to purchase.

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Pocket Monsters Black 2 White 2 / Scramble U Battle Corners

Areas will be set aside for gamers to play and battle each other in Pocket Monsters Black 2 White 2. Also there will be an area for Pokémon Scramble U with vending machines for people to purchase NFC figures. The Pokémon Game Show event also marks the first time that players will be able to get Black Kyurem and White Kyurem NFC figures for the game.

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Pokémon Tretta

Visitors will be able to receive a special Pikachu Rookie Tretta on a first come first serve basis. To promote the 16th Pocket Monsters movie, a special Red Genesect Trophy Tretta can be obtained if players defeat it in the Challenge Cup.

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This will also be the first time that people will able to play Pokémon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS (ポケモントレッタラボ for ニンテンドー3DS). The application will be released in Japan on August 10th, 2013. Tretta players are welcomed to bring their Tretta's to try them out in the Tretta Lab.

Aoni Production announced on Friday February 22nd, 2013 that Chieko Honda (本多知恵子) died due to Multiple myeloma cancer and had been undergoing medical treatment in hospital at the time. She died on February 18th, 2013. She was best known to Pocket Monsters fans as the voice actor for Natane (ナタネ).

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Source: http://www.aoni.co.jp/

Four new CDs have been announced and will be released in Japan over the next couple months. Become a Pointer! (やじるしになって!) is the new opening theme for Pocket Monsters Best Wishes Season 2 (ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2) which debuts on June 21st, 2012. The song is sung by Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香), the CD catalog number is ZMCP-6093 and it will be released on July 18th, 2012 for 1365yen. The CD contains 5 tracks including the 3rd unique ending theme from Best Wishes Seven-colored Arch (七色アーチ) but also the final ending theme from Diamond and Pearl In Your Heart (君の胸にLaLaLa) which had yet to be released on CD until now.

Also announced was the Nintendo DS Pokémon Black 2 White 2 Super Music Complete (ニンテンドーDS ポケモンブラック2・ホワイト2 スーパーミュージックコンプリート) CD. The CD will contain game background music from the newest games as well as unreleased tracks from from Black and White, Emerald and Platinum. The 4 disc set will contain 174 tracks and will be released in Japan on July 25th, 2012 for 2,625yen.

The Theatrical Edition Pocket Monsters Best Wishes Feature 'Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman Keldeo' and Short 'Meloetta's Sparkling Recital' Music Collection (劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ 長編「 キュレムVS聖剣士 ケルディオ 」&短編「 メロエッタのキラキラリサイタル 」 ミュージックコレクション) CD was also announced and will feature instrumental music from this years anime movie. Once again Shinji Miyazaki (宮崎慎二) and Akifumi Tada (多田彰文) have composed the music for the movie. Not much information has been released about the CD's as that is normal to reduce movie spoilers. The CD's catalog number is ZMCP-6094 and it will be released on August 3rd, 2012 for 2,940yen.

Finally, Aki Okui (奥井亜紀) is releasing a new CD that contains the first ending theme for Pocket Monsters Best Wishes Fanfare of the Heart (NEW Arrange ver.). The CD is called OPENER, its catalog number is ZMCZ-8042, it contains 12 tracks which are mainly other anime themes she has sung, and it will be released on July 25th, 2012 for 2,940 yen.

The CDs have been added to our database and information about them will be updated as it becomes available.

Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2012/05/120525_gd01.html and http://www.neowing.co.jp/

Various DVD retailers have added information about the upcoming Pokémon DP: Sinnoh League Victors DVD box sets that will be released in Canada and the United States. The sets are still behind Australia though as Magna Pacific announced last month that they'd be releasing the first Black and White: Collection DVD set in mid February. Also revealed was the UK release of the 14th movies Pokémon The Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram / Pokémon The Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom. Below is the basic information on the DVD's that were announced. The DVD's have been added to our database and more information about them can be found there.

14th Movies UK SLV (Box Set 1) SLV (Box Set 2)
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Release Date: 2012-04-09
DVD DB Link: Click Here
Release Date: 2012-02-28
DVD DB Link: Click Here
Release Date: 2012-05-01
DVD DB Link: Click Here


picThe latest ANA short Pocket Monsters Diamond&Pearl Pikachu's Really Mysterious Adventure (ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド・パール ピカチュウのふしぎなふしぎな大冒険 ) was released on DVD in Japan on Saturday.

A lost Unknown meets Pikachu and Pochama and an Eneco who decide to help it find its way back to its home and friends. They travel through many strange and mysterious realms while on their adventure. Will Unknown return to its realm safely or will Rocket Gang manage to capture it!?

Characters, Summary and Pictures from this episode have been added to the episode guide. You can also comment and discuss this episode on the forum. Also be sure to rate this and other episodes in the episode guide.
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