It’s time for a Pokemon news round up! Here’s the latest updates for this week.
The Pokemon Company International has release their official application to watch Pokemon episodes on the go, Pokemon TV App. This application allows users the chance to watch featured Pokemon episodes from Pokemon TV on Pokemon.com. The episodes featured in the application are rotated out regularly and contain episodes from all five regional sagas.
The application is free and is available on all iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android devices.
Pokemon TV App (iTunes)
The Spring English Pokemon TCG set has been announced to be called Plasma Freeze. This set is based on the Japanese half sets, Spiral Force and Thunder Knuckle. The featured Pokemon from these sets were Deoxys EX and Thundurus EX.
Other Pokemon to be featured in this set will be Eevee and it’s evolutions that take advantage of the new Plasma mechanic introduced in Plasma Storm. Other notable EX Pokemon to be included in this set: Heatran EX, Latios EX, Latias EX, and Tornadus EX. There will also be another batch of Team Plasma Pokemon to be included in this set. This set will also introduce more ACE Spec cards along with the return of Super Energy Retrieval which hasn’t be printed since Neo Genesis.
The artwork for Tornadus EX and Thundurus EX are based on their Therian Form. The release of these two cards will mean that the Therian Forms of Kami Trio have been used in the TCG.
The name of this set could be based on the Team Plasma plot used in the Black and White 2. Also, several of the artwork used in this set featured Pokemon in frozen environments.
Plasma Freeze will be released on May 8, 2013.
During a train trip, Ash and friends spot an injured Pok√©mon they don’t recognize. They’re planning a rescue when the train is attacked by the Legendary Kyurem! Ash and the others manage to get the unfamiliar Pok√©mon to safety, and they learn its story…
The Mythical Pok√©mon Keldeo is on a mission to rescue its friends – Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, the Swords of Justice – from Kyurem’s icy clutches. But Kyurem has other ideas, and when it transforms into Black Kyurem or White Kyurem for greater power, things look grim!
Can Keldeo find the courage to stand up to this menace? Find out at selected Hoyts cinemas from 16 February!
The screening will be available in the following locations throughout Australia and New Zealand;
In addition to this, Banter Toys and Collectibles will be holding Pok√©mon TCG demonstations one hour before the screening of the movie for those in attendance. These will be available in the following locations;
Additionally, anyone who purchases a ticket will be eligible to enter the draw to win 1 of 12 Powered-up Pok√©mon Prize Pack, worth a whopping $219, which includes a collection of cards from the Pok√©mon TCG, as well as some of the newest DVD’s and games.
Tickets are available now, and booking is required to attend these events, so jump online and book now! You can book your tickets here if you’re Australian, and here if you’re a New Zealander. Don’t fret if you miss out on your chance at this premier screening however, as the movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from March 6th in Australia and March 20th in New Zealand from all good retailers. Get excited, enjoy the movie, go and meet some fellow Pok√©mon fans, and I hope to see you there!
The consensus is still out on whether the X and Y starters will gain another type by their final evolution. At the moment, Grass/Dark is the most popular prediction for Chespin’s evolutions, Fire/Psychic for Fennekin and Water/Fighting for Froakie. There has still been no word on the types of the title legends, Xerneas and Yveltal.
What types do you want to see?