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February 2005

 

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Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Cards - Week 5 (Last Week)!

-02/25/05-

Each week on Friday, we have revealed two new cards from Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys. This week is the last week! Also, there's only three days left to enter the EX Deoxys Giveaway! So be sure to enter if you haven't already.

 

This week's cards, Meteor Falls and Professor Cozmo's Discovery:

 

 

Be sure to enter the Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Giveaway:

[Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys - Entry Form Page]

 

 

Some US Version Emerald Screenshots!

-02/25/05-

 

 

 

 

Here's some screenshots of the US version of Pokemon Emerald. The game will be released on May 1, 2005

 

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Emerald Box Art Changed!

-02/25/05-

 

The new Emerald box art

The old Emerald box art

 

The box art for Pokemon Emerald slightly changed. It now uses a lighter background compared to the dark background it was before.

 

Pokemon Emerald is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2005.

 

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Pokemon Emerald

 

Pokemon Emerald Part of the Big Four for May!

-02/25/05-

 

Nintendo has announced some new release dates all for the month of May. Pokemon Emerald will be part of four major game titles Nintendo will release in the month of May. Pokemon Emerald will be released on May 1, 2005 (which we already learned about before), the other titles include:

 

May 9: Donkey Konga 2 for GameCube.

May 23: Geist for GameCube

May 23: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones for GBA

 

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Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Cards - Week 4!

-02/18/05-

Each week on Friday, we will reveal two new cards from Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys, which is now released.

 

This week's cards, Deoxys:

Next week:

 

Be sure to enter the Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Giveaway:

[Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys - Entry Form Page]

 

 

Destiny Deoxys Released!

-02/15/05-

 

Destiny Deoxys on DVD/VHS is now released!

 

Story Synopsis

Four years ago a strange meteorite crashed to earth carrying a powerful secret. Now journey to high-tech Larousse City where secrets are revealed as Ash, Pikachu, and the gang meet Tory -- a new friend who is afraid of Pokemon and their trainers. New fears surface when a mysterious aurora appears over the city along with Deoxys -- a Pokemon unlike any seen before. When a spectacular battle between Deoxys and Rayquaza begins, more than just Ash and Pikachu will be needed to stop it. It will take everyone!

 

Bonus Features (on DVD only)

-Be a Poke-Quiz Wiz

-"Who's That Pokemon" (Meet the new Pokemon from the movie)

-On location with the director

-Japanese poster art gallery

 

Free special Deoxys Pokemon TCG card inside!

 

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Destiny Deoxys Official Website

Destiny Deoxys Page

 

 

Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Released!

-02/14/05-

 

Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys is now released!

 

Game Summary

Pokemon Trading Card Game: EX Deoxys boosts the game into orbit with an epic clash between the shape-changing Deoxys from outer space and the mysterious and powerful Rayquaza. This aerial battle will challenge players like never before in both deck building and game play strategy. The exciting new abilities of the Pokemon will fuel the stratospheric combat. EX Deoxys features over 100 new cards, including new Trainer and Special Energy cards, new Pokemon-ex and Pokemon, which launch this set sky-high! Plus, collectors and players alike will be blown away by the holographic parallel set, which features a stunning new foil treatment! A special Box Topper Bonus card is also available. The expansion remains compatible with previous releases.

 

Features

-Over 100 new cards, including new Pokémon-ex, new Trainer and Special Energy cards

-New, powerful Pokémon

-Special Box Topper Bonus card included in each booster display box

-Exciting new foil treatment for holographic parallel set

 

MSRP: Pre-constructed decks - $10.99, Booster packs - $3.29

 

Destiny Deoxys Reminder

Tomorrow, on the 15th, Destiny Deoxys on DVD/VHS will be released.

 

Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Giveaway

If you haven't entered the EX Deoxys Giveaway yet, there's still time! Be sure to send your entry by the deadline on the 28th of this month for a chance to win some great prizes!

 

[Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys - Entry Form Page]

 

Rukario or Lucario? Official Site May Have Solved Mystery!

-02/14/05-

 

Since Rukario has been revealed in Coro Coro, there has been a lot of talk whether the names would transfer to Romanization as "Rukario" or "Lucario." Although both could be correct, it's a matter which one will be used. We may now have that answer.

 

The official Japanese website for the 8th Pokemon movie has been updated with the new Pokemon's silhouette (the same one we have seen already). You can visit the page here: http://www.pokemon2005.jp/movie/index.html .The filename of the image at the official site for the new Pokemon is named "rukario.gif".

 

Although this is just a name of a file, we should assume that Rukario will be the name unless official sources state otherwise.

 

Movie Logo With Rukario

Also updated on the website is the movie's title grouped with Rukario name (Rukario's name is the Japanese characters in a blue outline). The Japanese text on the website teases and asks will this Rukario Pokemon turn out to be the "wave guiding hero" as mentioned in the title of the movie, "Mew and the Wave Guiding Hero." This was also mentioned in the Coro Coro magazine. Somehow, I think that gives it away already.

 

 

Nintendo Trademarks: Nintendo V-Pocket and PCGP!

-02/14/05-

Nintendo has registered the trademarks for two items called "Nintendo V-Pocket" and "PCGP," both include images. Let the speculation begin.

 

Nintendo V-Pocket - PDA?

There's plenty of speculation, but no official word. What's the speculation for Nintendo V-Pocket? The word is that it might be a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant). Some have gone further to say that it may be a PDA feature for the Nintendo DS. Of course, none of this is confirmed officially, as Nintendo does not comment on speculation.

 

PCGP - Pokemon related title possibly?

As for the PCGP, this may concern Pokemon. Nintendo and Game Freak registered the trademark for PCGP. Since Game Freak is the developer of the Pokemon games, the speculation here is that this may turn out to be a Pokemon title. The beginning "P" may stand for Pokemon.

 

Since so many people are taking a guess at it, I'll make my guess. The best guess I can come up with for the PCGP is that it stands for: Pokemon Championship Grand Prix. Why not? Mario Kart has been a popular title, a Pokemon type game based on the same thing would be fun.

 

Again, this is pure speculation as Nintendo has not announced their intentions with these trademarks.

 

New Pokemon: Rukario (UPDATE)!

-02/12/05-

[Coro Coro Magazine - Click to Enlarge]

 

Here's the complete page from the Coro Coro magazine revealing the new Pokemon, Rukario.

 

Also, if you notice from the image, the three Regi Pokemon will also be featured in the 8th Pokemon movie (Regirock, Regice, and Registeel).

 

Images from Coro Coro Magazine

 

 

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New Pokemon: Rukario!

-02/12/05-

 

Japanese gaming magazine, Coro Coro, revealed a new Pokemon named Rukario. The Pokemon will be featured in the 8th Pokemon movie, "Mew and the Wave Guiding Hero."

 

Based on the image from Coro Coro, I have created this silhouette to give us a better look at what it looks like.

 

The first that comes to mind is Mewtwo and Blaziken. Also reminds me Anubis, an Egyptian god.

 

Rukario joins Munchlax (or the Japanese name, Gonbe), as the currently known Pokemon beyond the current 386. See the New Pokemon section for more details on Munchlax.

 

Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Cards - Week 3!

-02/11/05-

Each week on Friday, we will reveal two new cards from Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys, which will be released on February 14th, 2005.

 

This week's cards, Shedinja and Slaking:

Next week:

 

Be sure to enter the Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Giveaway:

[Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys - Entry Form Page]

 

 

Pokemon Colosseum XD GC!

-02/11/05-

Gaming site IGN reported that EBgames have posted a title named "Pokemon Colosseum XD GC." The release date was set for November 14, 2005 (a US release date). The price tag is $49.99.

 

If you recall back in December, the first screenshots of the next Pokemon game for GameCube (no title released) was revealed in the Coro Coro Magazine:

 

[Click to Enlarge]

 

It's not sure whether or not these screenshots are for Pokemon Colosseum XD GC, but we do know that these screenshots are for the next Pokemon GameCube game. Nintendo has not confirmed anything so far. From the looks of things, it looks like the next Pokemon GameCube game will be what it looks like, Pokemon Colosseum XD GC.

 

The screenshots do look similar to the story mode for Pokemon Colosseum, so a Pokemon Colosseum XD GC title does make sense.

 

Pikachu SP!

-02/07/05-

 

A special limited edition Pikachu SP will be released in Japan this month. Reservations for the Pikachu SP will begin on February 18 and end on February 28. The system will be available on March 5. Only limited quantities are available and they're expected to sell quick.

 

The GBA SP is in yellow (of course), it shows the Pikachu face on the body of the handheld and a silhouette of Pikachu on the inside.

 

It's not known whether or not the Pikachu SP will make a run in the US or anywhere else. However, the limited editions Groudon SP and Kyogre SP did make a run at the Pokemon Center NY store, both of which are sold out. The Torchic SP is also gone. If you still want to get a Pokemon themed GBA SP, your options are the Charizard SP and the Venusaur SP (released to celebrate the launch of FireRed/LeafGreen). The Charizard SP and Venusaur SP are currently being sold exclusively at the Pokemon Center NY store or at their online store at www.pokemoncenter.com .

 

Pokemon Center NY Store's Future!

-02/07/05-

Pokemon Center NY

 

The Pokemon Center NY store closed their doors last month for renovations and was announced that it will reopen in spring 2005.

 

So what do we know about the store's future?

 

On Nintendo's official job listing page, it is currently listing an opening for a Retail Store Manager and a Retail Assistant Manager for the location at Rockefeller Center, New York for what it calls a "Nintendo concept store" (which is also where the Pokemon Center NY store is located).

 

Here's what part of the job listing says:

"We are currently seeking a Retail Store Manager to oversee operations of an upcoming Nintendo concept store in Rockefeller Center, New York. This newly designed, state-of-the-art facility will allow Nintendo to highlight new videogames and products, driving customers through the store and creating an environment of the 'ultimate' game play experience." [Full Article]

 

The PokemonCenter.com announcement says:

"It is with great pleasure that we announce some exciting changes taking place here at the Pokemon Center NY. Beginning January 19, 2005 our doors will temporarily close to allow us to undergo extensive renovations. We will reopen in the spring 2005.

 

What does this mean for Pokemon fans? It means an even greater selection of exclusive Pokemon products and much, much more. The new flagship store will be a one-stop shop for all the latest Nintendo video games, platforms and accessories, plus, there'll be state-of-the-art interactive stations for you to experience, first-hand, our exciting product line-up. While the store is under renovation, we invite you to shop for Pokemon merchandise at www.pokemoncenter.com, the "only official online headquarters for everything Pokemon." [Full Article]

 

Of course, this only gives us hints on what to expect. One thing you can expect is too see more Nintendo related products, not just Pokemon products. It looks like it will be one big Nintendo store, and obviously, it will have the Pokemon products (as the announcement mentions "an even greater selection of exclusive Pokemon products") along with other Nintendo related goods. The store is huge, with two floors, so it will interesting to see what the new renovations will bring.

 

Oh, by the way, don't worry about Pokemon's "existance" in this new renovation, whatever it may turn it to be like. What were the top selling Nintendo games last year? Pokemon FireRed and Pokemon LeafGreen. And the year before that? Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire. You get the point.

 

For now, we can only wait and see how everything will turn out. Any new updates on this will be posted here in the news.

 

A Soccer Contract for 85 Million Pokemon Cards?!

-02/07/05-

Greg Cote of The Miami Herald reported that, "A 9-year-old in Brazil already is being scouted by top international soccer clubs." He then jokingly said, "He is demanding a record-setting contract totaling 85 million Pokemon cards."

 

Yea, that's a lot of Pokemon cards. But that's no where near all the Pokemon cards in the world, over 13 billion Pokemon cards have been sold to date globally.

 

Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Cards - Week 2!

-02/04/05-

Each week on Friday, we will reveal two new cards from Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys, which will be released on February 14th, 2005.

 

This week's cards, Shedinja and Slaking:

Next week:

 

Be sure to enter the Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Giveaway:

[Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys - Entry Form Page]

 

 

606 Reasons to Watch Kids WB in February!

-02/03/05-

Press Release:

 

BURBANK, CA (February 2, 2005) – During the month of February, kids have 606 reasons to watch Kids’ WB! The network offers viewers the chance to win from 101 awesome Pokémon prizes everyday during the six-day “101 Prizes-A-Day Pokémon Giveaway,” beginning Monday, February 14. Kids’ WB! also kicked-off the first-ever “Kids’ WB! Like The Flea” interactive event on Saturday, January 29, looking for kids who think they can be like everybody’s favorite and smelliest mascarita – The Flea.

606 CHANCES TO WIN BIG – SIX DAYS A WEEK – WITH 101 PRIZES A DAY:
Beginning Monday, February 14, Kids’ WB!, Nintendo, Hasbro and Miramax Family are teaming up for six days of “101 Prizes-A-Day Pokémon Giveaway.” Each day during Kids’ WB!’s weekday lineup (3:00-5:00 p.m. ET/PT) and concluding on Saturday, February 19 (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET/7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PT), 101 lucky viewers will win a first prize Deoxys Prize Pack, which includes one “Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys” DVD from Miramax Family, one Hasbro Rayquaza or Deoxys action figure and one Pokémon Trading Card Game: EX Deoxys Theme Deck from Nintendo. Additionally, each day one Grand Prize winner, out of the 101 lucky viewers, also will be awarded a Nintendo DS™ and Pokémon Dash game pak, along with a first prize Deoxys Prize Pack. To be eligible to win in the “101 Prizes-A-Day Pokémon Giveaway,” viewers will need to tune-in to Kids’ WB! every day and identify the Pokémon character revealed during the special sing-a-longs. Entries will be accepted online at www.KidsWB.com and by mail.

KIDS’ WB! LIKE THE FLEA:
As of Saturday, January 29, Kids’ WB! is inviting viewers to join everybody’s favorite mascarita – The Flea – for the first-ever “Kids’ WB! Like The Flea” interactive event. Kids who think they can “Be Like The Flea” – the star of Warner Bros. Animation’s comedy-adventure ˇMucha Lucha! Gigante – are encouraged to log onto www.KidsWB.com and apply. Each participant has a chance to receive a phone call from Kids’ WB! and have their “poot” featured on-air during the weekday airing of ˇMucha Lucha! Gigante (3:30 p.m. ET/PT), beginning Monday, February 7.

 

Pokemon Emerald Box Art!

-02/03/05-

 

Here's the box art for Pokemon Emerald.

 

Pokemon Emerald Release Date

The release date has changed since Nintendo first announced the date. The current scheduled release date for Pokemon Emerald for the US is May 1, 2005.

 

Special Offer - Frontier Battle Gear (Pre-order offer)

Description: This includes a Collector's Tin Case that holds your Game Boy Advance SP, Pokémon Emerald Game Pak, and more! An Official Frontier Battle Pass, a personal guide to the Battle Frontier. A VIP I.D. Card that gives you online access to unique content on an exclusive web site.

 

To learn more about the offer, visit EBgames: Pokemon Emerald

 

 

EX Deoxys Prerelease Tournaments Begin This Weekend!

-02/03/05-

 

The Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Prerelease tournaments will begin this weekend. It will be held on February 6th and 7th and February 12th and 13th.

 

For information about the Prerelease tournament, go here: Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Prerelease Tournaments

 

EX Deoxys will be released on February 14, 2005. Check out our current giveaway for EX Deoxys: Pokemon TCG: EX Deoxys Giveaway

 

 

Student Sells His Pokemon Collection to Help Tsunami Victims!

-02/03/05-

From the Oregonian:

 

AIMEE GREEN, LAKE OSWEGO -- As part of 9-year-old Jackson Schwarz's reading class at Hallinan Elementary School, he pored over the pages of "It's Our World, Too!"

 

The book, by Phillip Hoose, tells the story of real-life kids and teens who make a difference: A boy who uses his allowance to fix beat-up bikes for needy children; a girl who feeds the homeless by seeking donations from a bagel shop.

 

Inspired by the book, Jackson told his mom that he wanted to raise money to help the tsunami victims in South Asia. His idea? Sell his Pokemon card collection to people driving by.

 

His mom was both shocked and proud.

 

"In the past, he's been able to give away some of his stuff, but never his Pokemon cards," said Marlo Schwarz, adding that her son's collection numbers in the thousands. [Click Here: Full Story]

 

Red Cross

To learn more on how you can help the Tsunami victims, visit the Red Cross website: http://www.redcross.org/

 

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