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August 2007

 

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PE2K: 7th Year Anniversary!

-08/28/07-

 

Pokemon Elite 2000 (PE2K) celebrates its 7th year anniversary today. PE2K began as a tiny, tiny spot on the web on August 28, 2000 (hence the 2000 in the name, makes sense doesn't it?). And now, 7 years later, we're a slightly larger spot on the web.

 

When I first started making the website, I had no idea how to make a website. So it was also the first day I began to learn how to create a website. I worked non-stop that very first day, learning and getting up as much content on the website as possible. I had some visitors, mostly by giving the link to people that I've met through Pokemon chat rooms. If you talked to me at all during that time, you were definitely getting linked. Any of you out there still?

 

Slowly the site grew larger, as did the forum (though the forum came years later). I hate to repeat myself every year, but I never imagined that so many people would visit the website and forum. It's something you really hope for, but I'm a logical kind of guy, a successful website and forum doesn't just drop into your hands.

 

So here's to 7 years, and looking forward to making this spot on the web, into a bigger spot on web.

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Special Manaphy Giveaway at Toys "R" Us!

-08/28/07-

The only way to get Manaphy was through Pokemon Ranger, but now Toys "R" Us will be giving away a special Manaphy. On September 29 (Saturday), during noon and 3:00 PM, just bring your Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl game to a participating Toys "R" Us store in the United States to get this special Manaphy that will be holding a Red Scarf and will be inside a Cherish Ball (a Pokemon released from a Cherish Ball gets a color animation when it appears). More details will be available at www.pokemon-games.com or www.toysrus.com.

 

PE2K Comment

Mark your calendars now and make it your mission to get Manaphy. To get Manaphy from Pokemon Ranger, that required time and patience. This method, not only do you get this special Manaphy, but it's just a simple download to your game.

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The New York Times: Remember Squirtle and Jigglypuff?

-08/28/07-

The New York Time has an article on Pokemon's marketing strategy.

 

Remember Squirtle and Jigglypuff? They’re Back (The New York Times)

 

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Also in June, Pokémon USA’s trading card unit began shipping a new series of cards featuring the 104 characters created for the Diamond and Pearl introduction (like Piplup, Chimchar and Turtwig) as well as many of the old characters.

 

It was the first time that new games, a new television season, and a fresh batch of cards were introduced in this country at roughly the same time, Ms. Rawlinson said. “All the elements support each other,” she said. “The kids play the Diamond and Pearl games and watch the new shows, and they immediately want to get the new cards.”

 

Another element of the revival has been a change in toy vendors, from Hasbro to Jakks Pacific, which introduced a new product line. Jeremy Padawer, Jakks’s vice president for brand marketing, said Hasbro had focused on a few main Pokémon characters, but his company is shipping toys that use more than 100 of the 500 characters.

 

The new merchandise was showcased this summer at the Toys “R” Us store in Times Square, which opened a temporary Pokémon boutique. Next month, Toys “R” Us plans to open Pokémon boutiques in its 585 other domestic stores, said Ronald D. Boire, the president of Toys “R” Us.

 

Sales of the trading cards this year have already exceeded sales for all of 2006, and by the end of the year are expected to triple last year’s total, according to Pokémon USA. The June 4 debut episode of “Pokémon Diamond and Pearl” on the Cartoon Network was the top-rated show that day for boys ages 6 to 11.

 

Total merchandise sales this year are expected to exceed $50 million, compared with less than $4 million last year, Ms. Rawlinson said.

 

After the overexposure issues of recent years, the company has learned to be more selective about licensing its name. “We get requests for all kinds of products, but now we turn a lot down,” Ms. Rawlinson said. Would-be Pokémon products that ended up on the reject list include diapers and gerbil cages.

 

To read the entire article, go here: Remember Squirtle and Jigglypuff? They’re Back

 

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PE2K Comment

Again, the idea of "all the elements support each other," meaning, the new games, new TV show season, and new cards all were introduced around the same time so they help each other. A very important aspect that has been practiced for Pokemon in Japan for a long time, but only recently applied here.

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Pokemon and LunchMakers Instant Win Game!

-08/28/07-

 

Pokemon USA has partnered up with LunchMakers that will put Pokemon from Diamond and Pearl on packages of portable, refrigerated meals. The packages will have instant win Pokemon prizes (Instant Win Game ends 2/15/08, or while supplies last, whichever occurs first). An online 2nd chance sweepstakes is also available.

 

Prizes

A total of 10,110 prizes will be given out. Grand Prize consists of a trip for two to Pokemon Center, New York City (airfare and hotel for 2 days and 1 night), Pokemon Prize Pack Goodies: Nintendo DS, Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, Strategy Guide, Pokemon Action Figures, and a Pokemon Learning League subscription (total of 10 winners available, odds are 1 in 3,000,000). First place gets a Pokemon Learning League backpack, Nintendo DS, Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl, Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl Scenario Guide, and Sinnoh Pokedex (total of 100 winners, odds are 1 in 300,000). Second place gets two Pokemon TV show DVDs (total of 5000 winners, odds are 1 in 6,000). And third place gets a Pokemon Pikachu Figure (total of 5000 winners, odds are 1 in 6,000).

 

For more information, go here: http://www.lunchmakersgame.com/

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Pokemon Learning League Recieves Award from iParenting Media!

-08/28/07-

 

The Pokemon Learning League picks up yet another award, this time from iParenting Media. For more information on the award, go here: iParenting Media Awards: Pokemon Learning League

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Pokemon TCG: Mysterious Treasures Released!

-08/28/07-

 

 

This is a reminder that the Pokemon TCG: Mysterious Treasures is now available in stores (released August 22nd). The new set features two new 60-card theme decks, Armor Fortress (featuring Bastiodon) and Skull Charge (featuring Rampardos), available for $11.99 each, and $3.79 for booster packs (10 randomly inserted game cards).

 

For more information on the Pokemon TCG, go here: http://www.go-pokemon.com/

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Pokemon Trainer and Deoxys!

-08/28/07-

 

 

 

 

Pokemon Trainer

A new character for Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the Pokemon Trainer. Like all Pokemon trainers, the Pokemon Trainer doesn't participate in the battle himself, but uses a rotation of three Pokemon: Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard. The Pokemon Trainer can use a special move called Pokemon Change to switch among the three Pokemon in the set order. The damage meter stays the same on all three Pokemon, so switching won't get you a new damage meter. The trick in using the Pokemon is knowing when to keep them in and when to switch out. If you keep the same Pokemon too often or change Pokemon too often, it's not good for the Pokemon.

 

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Poke Ball Pokemon: Deoxys

Deoxys will be available as one of the Pokemon inside the Poke Ball item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When Deoxys is sent out it will fly up and unleash a Hyper Beam attack.

 

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PE2K Comment

I've talked to many fans about possible Pokemon characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In some of those conversations, we talked about possibly adding Ash to the characters (though at the time I would think it would be highly unlikely, since Ash doesn't actually "fight"). I guess I'm wrong, partly. It's not Ash, but it's a Pokemon trainer, so that works. And instead of fist fighting himself (which wouldn't make much sense), the trainer is using different Pokemon to fight, which is a great idea. So far, the only Pokemon related playable characters confirmed are Pikachu and the Pokemon Trainer. Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, and Pichu, whom appeared in the previous Super Smash Bros. Melee, are not yet confirmed to return, so we're still awaiting word on that, and any other new Pokemon characters that might join the battle (I'm hoping for Psyduck).

 

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Related Links

http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/index.html - Official Super Smash Bros. Brawl Website

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Trade Your Ponyta for Pokemon Creators' Psyduck!

-08/28/07-

Junichi Masuda (Director), Ken Sugimori (Art Director), and Shigeki Morimoto (Battle Director)

 

Some of the creators of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl will be trading their Japanese Psyducks for American Ponytas through the GTS. Participating in this event are Junichi Masuda (Director), Ken Sugimori (Art Director), and Shigeki Morimoto (Battle Director). Here's their trainer information:

 

Junichi Masuda (Director)

Trainer Name:

ID: 05458

 

Ken Sugimori (Art Director)

Trainer Name:

ID: 38793

 

Shigeki Morimoto (Battle Director)

Trainer Name:

ID: 53437

 

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Trading Instructions

Deposit your Ponyta to the GTS during August 19th through August 23rd or August 26th through August 30th. When depositing Ponyta, choose Psyduck as the Pokemon you're looking for and choose no preference for gender and level. Once you've done that, you just need to wait and see if you're one of the lucky ones chosen to be traded with one of the Pokemon creators. In those 10 days, only 90 Psyducks (30 from each of the Pokemon creators) will be traded away.

 

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PE2K Comment

I'm definitely giving this a try, despite the very low chances of getting one (only 90 Psyducks). For those of you that know me well, you know that my favorite Pokemon is Psyduck (hence my Psyduck avatar at the forum). So I really, really want one. Well anyways, good luck to everyone (and me)!

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Interview With The Developers of Pokemon Battle Revolution!

-08/28/07-

 

 

 

Pokemon-Games.com has an interview with Genius Sonority Inc., the developer of Pokemon Battle Revolution. Here's some highlights from the interview:

 

Pokémon Battle Revolution marks many firsts for the Wii console, such as the ability to use the Nintendo DS as a controller, and compatibility with the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. What challenges did you face while pioneering these innovations?

- Mr. Yoshiaki Iwasawa: It was truly the first experience for both Genius Sonority and Nintendo to develop Wii software with the function of connecting to the Nintendo DS console, and also compatible with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Therefore we had to work very closely to check and confirm the new specs. The communication was kept just before finishing up the Master ROM. It was very intense for all of us.

 

To connect Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl with a Wii system, we had to pre-program on the side of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, too. However the delivery date (the deadline for the master ROM) of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl was earlier than the launch of the Wii; therefore there were many uncertainties left. With such a tricky situation, it was very difficult to plan and develop the all of the specs of Pokémon Battle Revolution. In the end, the project was successful with much support from Game Freak Inc. and other related parties.

 

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How long did the actual hands-on programming of PBR take?

- Yoshiaki Iwasawa: It took about 10 months from the first concept to programming the software -- not counting the additional time for preparation and creating 3D models.

 

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Was there more that you wanted to program into the game that just wasn't possible given the time restraints?

- Yoshiaki Iwasawa: There were a few things we wanted to develop, but could not because of time. We wanted to include puzzle games or sub-battles within the tutorial. The current tutorial is explained only by text, and you receive a special gift after completing it. Our game planner wanted to include stories for each of the Colosseum leaders like how the Master of Pokétopia has his own story.

When we were developing the Japanese version, there was not enough time to develop the game in a 16:9 (widescreen) screen resolution. But we had more time for the USA version so managed to develop 16:9. We are so happy with the result of 16:9! It's so great!

 

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Did you want to program more functionality into the Wii Remote? How would you use the functionality of Wii Remote?

- Yoshiaki Iwasawa: (You need to use the Wii remote at all times except in DS Battle Mode) It took us a long time to decide what would be effective ways to use the Wii Remote to emphasize the dynamic excitement of Pokémon 3D battles. Interesting ideas were discussed during the planning period, such as using a Wii Remote to throw a Poké Ball and how a Pokémon appears. We tested these ideas in practice. But because Pokémon Battle Revolution is not an action game, people may get tired of playing with such actions for a long time. We decided not to focus on the newness of Wii Remote functionalities, only applied the functions of pointing at the screen, controller buttons and the freedom to hold the controller horizontally.

 

To the read the entire interview, go here: Go Behind the Scenes of Pokemon Battle Revolution

 

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PE2K Comment

If you ask me, one very important thing they needed to program into the game are mini-games. I loved playing those mini-games, such as Luckitung eating sushi mini-game (fun mini-game). But it sounds like they were really short on time, so I guess something had to go. I do appreciate the attention they've given to the actual battling itself though (that is the main point of the game). Now I just need a Pokemon version of Mario Party to accompany Pokemon Battle Revolution.

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 Special!

-08/28/07-

 

Here are some screenshots of the new anime episode of the second Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games: Time Exploration Team and Darkness Exploration Team. The episode will air in Japan on September 9, 2007 (no date for the US).

 

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Time Exploration Team and Darkness Exploration Team for the DS will be released in Japan on September 13, 2007. There is currently no US release date available.

 

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PE2K Comment

At the Kidscreen West conference that I attended, Holly Rawlinson of Pokemon USA talked about how in Japan they did a great job in coordinating the Pokemon video games and the Pokemon TV show to help each other. That wasn't happening in the US yet in the past, so you're starting to see similar strategies applied here in the US. This is a perfect example how the TV show can help promote the video game. The show airs on the 9th, while the game releases just four days later on the 13th.

 

I liked the first Pokemon Mystery Dungeon special episode: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this new special.

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2: Commercial!

-08/28/07-

 

 

 

Here's a commercial for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Time Exploration Team and Darkness Exploration Team:

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Commercial (Large)

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Commercial (Small)

 

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Time Exploration Team and Darkness Exploration Team for the DS will be released in Japan on September 13, 2007. There is currently no US release date available.

 

PE2K Comment

I love the opening scene, which sums up your situation in the beginning of the game perfectly.

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Pokemon Trading Figure Game Release Date: September 19th!

-08/28/07-

 

Press Release (08/06/07)

 

Pokémon Launches Long-Anticipated Trading Figure Game in North America

Answering High Demand from Pokémon Fans, Company Releases First Set of Trading Figures in U.S.

 

Pokémon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in trading card games, today announced the U.S. release of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game (TFG), slated to hit stores on September 19. This marks the latest milestone in the Pokémon collectible gaming evolution since the release of the phenomenally successful Pokémon Trading Card Game in Japan in 1996. The first set of figures released will include more than 40 popular Pokémon characters and Trainer figures; select booster sets will include Pokémon from the recent Pokémon Trading Card Game: Diamond & Pearl release.

 

Gameplay includes a dynamic spinning mechanism for each Pokémon that lets players send their figures into battle against one another in an entirely new way. By mixing and matching figures, players can expand their battle choices right from the beginning, encouraging a similar sport and strategy as practiced in the world-renowned Pokémon Trading Card Game. The TFG is easy to learn and play, and is appropriate for players age eight and older.

 

“Pokémon fans reacted with great enthusiasm to early previews in the U.S.,” said Tsunekaz Ishihara, president and CEO, The Pokémon Company, and co-creator of both the TFG and the original Pokémon Trading Card Game. “The high quality of the figures, the collectible nature of the game, and the exciting mechanism for battle were all very popular with players of all ages. We feel we have created a truly distinctive game that will carry on Pokémon’s tradition of excellence.”

 

The two Pokémon TFG starter sets include basic rules that will have fans playing in minutes: a two-player arena playmat, Trainer cards, and four different dynamic figures, including a Trainer figure. Boosters will expand gameplay and add new figures and Trainer cards to players’ collections. The starter sets will be priced at $14.99 and the boosters at $3.49 for one figure, $6.99 for two figures (including a random mystery figure) and a Trainer card, and $9.99 for three figures, including a random mystery figure and one of three special promo figures (Chimchar, Piplup, or Turtwig) from the Diamond & Pearl release as well as a Trainer card. Future expansions—with additional popular Pokémon to increase the possibilities for battles—are under development.

 

Figures were sculpted with care by Kaiyodo Co., Ltd., of Osaka, Japan, which has been a manufacturer of original, limited-edition assembly-type plastic models for more than 40 years. In addition to the upcoming Pokémon TFG, Kaiyodo produces a wide variety of other popular model lines for enthusiasts all over the world.

 

For more information and updates on the Pokémon TFG, fans can visit www.go-pokemon.com.

 

PE2K Comment

A note on the release date, it was previously announced that it would released on August 15 (obviously not anymore).

 

A lot of time and money was spent promoting the Pokemon Trading Figure Game. They had booths dedicated to just the Pokemon Trading Figure Game at the two recent events I attended: Origins International Game Expo and Comic-Con. The booths themselves are decorated nicely using ultra-large Pokemon figures to capture people's attention (I see many people tend to stop by to take a picture of the huge figure). They could have done a lot of other things with that booth space, for example, actually sell some Pokemon products. Since the figures are not out yet, the booths only got the public aware of the product (teach them how to play), but they can't buy the figures on the spot. The advantage is that many fans that attended these conventions have already learned how to play before the are released. And that will hopefully mean good sales for the TFG. If you haven't learned how to play yet, you can learn online: TFG: Learn How To Play.

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2007 Pokemon TCG World Championship Winners!

-08/28/07-

 

 

 

Here are the results of the 2007 Pokemon TCG World Championships that were held during August 10-12 at Kona, Hawaii:

 

Masters Division

Champion: Tom Roos (FI) age 18

2nd place: Steffen From (DK) age 18

3rd place: Tsuguyoshi Yamato (JP) age 22
4th place: Yuki Akimura (JP) age 17

 

Senior Division

Champion: Jeremy Scharff-Kim (US) age 13

2nd place: Akira Miyazaki (JP) age 12

3rd place: Wataru Hasegawa (JP) age 13
4th place: Alexander DeCosta (CA) age 15

 

Junior Division

Champion: Jun Hasebe (JP) age 7

2nd place: Hiroki Yano (JP) age 11
3rd place: Andrew Choong (AU) age 9
4th place: Paul Atanassov (CA) age 10

 

For more information, pictures, and video from the event, go to the 2007 Pokemon TCG World Championship mini-site: 2007 Pokemon TCG World Championship Mini-Site

 

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2008 Pokemon TCG World Championships

The 2008 Pokemon TCG World Championships will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort.

 

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PE2K Comment

Quick comment on that group picture of Pikachu and the Diamond/Pearl starters. That's a very rare occasion that you'll see Turtwig live. Why? Well, whoever's in that thing must get on all fours, that's why. It's already difficult to walk in those things using your natural two legs, Turtwig just makes it that more difficult. To illustrate my point more clearly, check out this video: It Ain't Easy Bein' Turtwig. The title of the video explains it all, doesn't it?

 

With a new invite structure for the 2007 Pokemon TCG World Championships, the tournament field was much smaller compared to previous years and made it a more diverse event as well with many of the players from all over the world. In 2006, roughly 50% of players were from the US. For 2007, about 25% were from the US. No US players placed in the top four in the Masters Division or Junior Division (in 2006, three US players placed in the top four in the Masters Division). And although Japan had less players in the field than the US, it did get two finishes in the top four in all three age divisions, which proved that strength in numbers is not everything. And the champion for the Junior Division is just 7 years old, 7! Very impressive. A big congrats to Jeremy Scharff-Kim who took down the Senior Division for the US. And Tom Roos of Finland will certainly make his country proud, he was the only player in the Masters Division representing Finland.

 

I didn't attend the event, though I definitely try to attend Pokemon events. It's in Hawaii, which is a great location and plenty there to do. But the downside, it's Hawaii. Flying there and staying there for a couple days... well, let's just say I can't grow money from trees. I did go last year when it was in Anaheim, California, so I know what's it like to be there (two words: controlled chaos). And more recently, I was in Ohio for the 2007 National Championships in July. And soon after that, I was preparing my trip to San Diego for Comic-Con to check out the Pokemon presence there (as well as everything Comic-Con has to offer of course). But yea, definitely wish I could have been there at Worlds, but there's always next year!

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PE2K at Comic-Con!

-08/28/07-

 

 

 

Pokemon was at last month's Comic-Con, and I was there to check it out. The Pokemon booth was for the Pokemon Trading Figure Game (which was the same one at the Origins event). I played a game and got a Ditto promo card. Also grabbed some freebies, another inflatable Poke Ball is mine.

 

Over 125,000 people attended the event, and it was sold out for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (the first time ever it was sold out on all days, usually Friday and Sunday are good bets to get tickets). And it sure felt like 125,000 people. When you're in the Exhibit Hall, usually you would want to go through the aisles one by one just so you don't miss anything (a lot of free stuff to be had). But since there's so many people, where you're heading usually depends on where there is space to walk into. Away from the Exhibit Hall, you have the programming events. Comic-Con goers can get up-close with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry like Matt Groening (creator of the Simpsons) and Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy). Tons of celebrities show up such as Jessica Alba, Dane Cook, Steve Carell, The Rock, just to name a few. There were a lot of great panels for shows such as Heroes and Lost. To get into one of these programming events, you better line up early, and I mean hours early. With 125,000 people at the event, seats fill up really quick. The lines were ridiculously long. Bottom line, you better do your research if you really want to attend a certain programming event. Some people sit in during the program before so they get a good seat (they don't clear the area after a programming is done, so people can be in several programming events at once without waiting in line for each one). But even if you miss the big programming event, there's usually something else about to start somewhere else (albeit a smaller one).

 

Overall I had a great experience at Comic-Con, the only thing missing was a lack of a Pokemon panel. Last year they had a panel of the Pokemon voice actors. Hopefully we'll see more of Pokemon there next year.

 

To view more pictures of Comic-Con, go here: PE2K at Comic-Con

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UK: Pokemon Summer Day Camp!

-08/28/07-

 

Pokemon Summer Day Camp

The Pokemon Summer Day Camp event in the UK was held this month. The event was held throughout the month of August at 20 different Toys "R" Us stores. At the event fans coud play Pokemon Battle Revolution on the Wii, play Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, learn to trade and battle with trainers around the world, a free Mew download, a free Pokemon goodie bag, and face painting. Fans that dress up as a Pokemon character will also have a chance to win prizes. One first place winner is awarded per event and will get a Nintendo DS, a Cartoon Network Goodie Bag, and Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, and two runners up get a Cartoon Network Racing game for the DS.

 

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Pokemon Costumes

The Pokemon Summer Day Camp mini site has some pictures of the winners in the Pokemon costume contest. Looking through them all (only update to the 12th at this point) my favorite is the Regirock costume, the Groudon costume, and the Piplup costume. All three of those costumes came in first at their respective events (no surprise there).

 

You can view the rest of the costumes at the Pokemon Summer Day Camp mini site: Pokemon Summer Day Camp

 

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PE2K Comment

I must say, that Regirock costume is very impressive. It looks like a baby Regirock, but it's a Regirock alright. The Groudon costume looks a little easier to wear (no need for poking out little holes to see where you're going). And although the Piplup costume looks more simpler than the those two, I liked the addition of the webbed feet to make the costume look complete (Piplup can not wear sneakers, it would ruin the look).

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11th Pokemon Movie Preview!

-08/28/07-

 

Here's a picture of the 11th Pokemon movie preview shown at the end of the 10th Pokemon movie that was shown in Japan. The 11th Pokemon movie preview shows Regigigas' hand emerging in a field of flowers, which suggests that Shaymin might have some involvement in the movie.

 

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PE2K Comment

I want the 10th Pokemon movie released in the US as soon as possible, though it might be a while. When the Pokemon Ranger movie (9th movie) was released in Japan in July 2006, it was released in the US in April 2007. The Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai movie (10th movie) was releasd in July 2007. So that's simple, following that pattern, we can expect somewhere around April 2008. But of course, almost anything can happen, but that gives you a basic idea on when to expect it (like don't expect it next month).

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PE2K Polls July - Results!

-08/28/07-

 

PE2K Polls July ran a bit longer than usual, it also included votes during August. But alas, here are the results:

 

1. How important is the Poketch to you?

Extremely important.6830.36%
Highly important.8337.05%
Somewhat important.5424.11%
A little important.125.36%
Not at all important.73.13%

 

2. How important is the Underground to you?

Extremely important.4021.62%
Highly important.3921.08%
Somewhat important.6032.43%
A little important.3217.30%
Not at all important.147.57%

 

3. How important is the Battle Tower to you?

Extremely important.2514.97%
Highly important.2414.37%
Somewhat important.4124.55%
A little important.4225.15%
Not at all important.3520.96%

 

4. How important is the Pokemon Super Contests to you?

Extremely important.2212.87%
Highly important.2112.28%
Somewhat important.4425.73%
A little important.3419.88%
Not at all important.5029.24%

 

5. Which feature is most important to you?

Poketch10851.18%
Underground5224.64%
Battle Tower3416.11%
Pokemon Super Contests178.06%

 

People definitely think their Poketch and Underground are important. Though you start to get some mixed opinions regarding the Battle Tower and Pokemon Super Contests. And when you pit the four against each other, the Poketch is the clear favorite with 51% of the vote, making it clear that the Poketch is what fans think is the most important feature to them. Underground still got a respectable amount of votes with 24% of the vote.

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PE2K Absense?!

-08/28/07-

 

 

So I think a lot of you are probably wondering why there haven't been any updates for over a month now. Long story short, things outside of the website/forum has been keeping me busy. In case you're unaware, this website is maintained by just one person, me, so there's no backup to fall on. But I'm good to go now and I'm back to getting the site up-to-date, all in one huge update. The first thing you'll notice (or the last thing you'll notice, depending on how you read the news) is that this notice itself is pushed back by the news that have been piling up while I was gone.

 

Sorry I've been gone such an extended period of time!

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