UK Celebi announced… Finally

Finally, after every other country in the world had gotten details on thier Celebi give-a-way, the UK finally gets its details… and by the looks of the dates it got them increadibly late. Today is Wednesday (at least it was when I posted this) and the first set of events are starting this Saturday – that’s in 4 Days time. And after that, there is only 1 other weekend of events.

To be honest, this is shocking and astonishing. Not only is the whole country severly under representated (where’s birmingham, wales or most of the north east, for example) but the time frame is short and the notice even shorter. Why this couldnt have been combined with the Black and White tour (which starts just after this, for referance) I have no idea. I know Nintendo have a lot of promotional things on thier plate with the 3DS out in just over a months time, but that’s no reason to deny most of the country a Celebi which has 2 important functions (one i HG/SS and one in B/W) while also being one of the most absent pokemon from this country since Gold/Silver came out. Especially when the rest of the world seems to be having a fair deal on how/when they’re getting thier Celebi’s

Anyway, enough of my opinionated ranting, here’s the dates for the Celebi tour in the UK:

On Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th Feb 2011
Meadowhall – Unit 29 (High Street), Sheffield S9 1EN
Oxford Street – 100 Oxford Street, London W1D 9LL
Liverpool – Unit 44, South John Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 8BU
Cabot Circus – SU16 Cabot Circus, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3BH
Bedford – 27-29 Midland Road, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PL

On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th Feb 2011
Glasgow Fort – 285 Provan Walk, Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre, Junction 10 – M8, G34 9DY
Brighton – 43-44 Western Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2EB
Preston – Unit 8, Fishergate Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8HJ
London Hamleys – 188-196 Regent Street, London, W1B 5BT
Reading – Unit 8, Oracle Shopping Centre Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2AQ

We’ll bring you more news when we learn it… assuming it doesnt come out too late to be of any use to anybody

More English Black & White info… Plus US Celebi!

Black and White are around a month away from being released in English (along with French, German, Spanish, Italian…) – So the news about various features of the game are going to keep coming over the next few weeks.

First up is news about the Dream World. This feature sees you uploading a pokemon to a website where you can catch more pokemon and grow berries. Well the guy in charge of the English version has said that to avoid the problems that the Japanese version had (so much demand on day one of release, it crashed) the English version of the Dream World won’t be up for about a month AFTER the games are released. We’ll let you know exactly when it’s up as soon as we know.

In other international news, Official Nintendo Magazine in the UK once more announced some more English names. Revealing info on the first gym, its located in Striaton City, the first gym varies in type depending on your starter. We already knew that if you start with Oshawott, you’ll be facing Cilan and his grass type Pansage, as he appears as one of Ash’s new travelling companions in the forthcoming Anime Series. Start with Snivy and you’ll be facing Chili and his fire type Pansear. And of course, start with Tepig and you’ll end up fighting Cress and his water type Panpour. You’ll get the Trio Badge for wining along with TM83 – Work Up (formerly Cheer Up).

The magazine also revealed some more Pokemon names (further confirming the leaked list). In relation to the first gym info, it mentions that while each leader uses its elemental monkey, all 3 use a Lillipup

This normal type pokemon is a great pokemon to start the game off with – get one as soon as you can.

Also mentioned was Tympole

A water type that evolves into a Water/Ground type – If you dont start with Oshawott this is the water type you want in your squad

And here’s Timburr

This fighting type is a good addition to your squad for the second gym, which specialises in normal type Pokemon – it’s located in another city the magazine revealed the name of: Nacrene City

Going beyond English names for Black and White things, details on the Celebi distrabution in the US has been revealed. Available from Gamestop stores between Febuary 21st and March 6th, the Celebi can be downloaded to any 4th Gen games. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Celebi will activate a Time Travel event while when its transferred to Black/White it will allow you to get a Zorua in Castelia City. No details on the UK distribution yet, but with only a few weeks to go we should hear something soon.

That’s all we have for now – we’ll bring you more when we learn it.

Events A-Plenty

To celebrate the fact that the greatest Pokémon games are about to be released on western shores, several events have been announced on both sides of the pond.

In addition to getting the Shiny Legendary Dogs Downloadable at gamestop, Nintendo are heading across the USA on thier grand Mall Tour. Kicking off Febuary 5th, The tour features playable demo’s of Black/White, special screenings of Movie 13, Zoroark – Masters of Illusions, Scavanger Hunts and cool Prizes. To see where and when the tour is going across the states click to see the pokemon.com news article here

Also mentioned for the US, Celebi will be distributed via Gamestop Stores. Originally rumoured to be handed out after the shiny beasts during the week of 27th February to 5th March, the actual dates of this event arent yet mentioned. It could be that week, or it could be during the entire of the Mall Tour… or it could even just be in the gamestop stores at the mall when the tour rocks up there. We just dont know.

Meanwhile, over in the UK… Those shiny beasts have been confirmed to be coming to our Wi-Fi… From Febuary 7th, Connecting to Wi-Fi with any European Version of a 4th Gen Game will get you a Shiny beast that will, once transfered to Black/White will allow you to catch a Zoroark. What we dont know is how long the event will last and if we’ll be getting one of the beasts at random or if we’ll have the oppertunity to download all 3. Also unknown is if, like all Wi-fi events of the past year or so, American Versions of the game will also be able to download these beasts as well, despite already had them distributed in Gamestop stores…

Also confirmed, Celebi will be heading to the UK [Finally!] – details on when and where are unknown, but its possible it will be the same as Arceus last year, in which a couple of weekends before the release of the new games, Selected Game stores will have this illusive pokemon to download, along with other pokemon related stuff going on… This will be the first time Celebi has been available in the UK for 10 years, when a small, under publisied tour was done for Gold and Silver… how times have changed.

That’s all we know on all these events – as soon as we have more details – we’ll bring them to you.

Celebi Movie Download Confirmed

It’s good news for those in Japan and semi good news for the rest of us. Leaked info from this months CoroCoro magazine reveals that Pokémon fans heading to see Ruler of Illusions Zoroark will be able to download a special Celebi to their carts.

One of the rarer and harder to obtain legendary Pokémon, especially in the UK, Celebi will come in the standard Cherish Ball and have Nasty Plot, Leaf Storm, Recover and Healing Wish as it’s move set.
The Celebi, which is holding a Jaboca Berry, will unlock a special event in HeartGold and SoulSilver which involves you travelling through time into the past, learning more about you rival and Team Rocket and a battle with former Team Rocket boss Giovanni upon your return to the present.

Also revealed in CoroCoro were some more details on the Pre-order Download of the Shiny Legendary Dogs. By Pre-ordering your tickets to the 13th movie, you will be able to download one of these shiny dogs from Pokémon Centers across Japan. Previously we learnt about one of the moves each Dog would know, now two more have been added to each list.

Entei will now know Howl and Crush Claw along with the previously known Flare Blitz
Suicune will have Air Slash and Aqua Ring alongside Sheer Cold
and along with knowing Zap Cannon, Raikou will have Aura Sphere and Weather Ball.
The dogs will be holding a Custap berry, a Rowap Berry and a Micle Berry respectivly.

The Shiny Dogs will be available for download between June 18th and August 31st, while Celebi will be available to download from theatres from the movies release on July 10th until September 30th. Hopefully, either later this year or early next year, the Celebi will make its way into an event in the west, even better would be if the Legendary Dogs were to make it over here as well.

That’s all we have for now, we’ll bring you more news when we learn about it