Another News Round Up…

Once again I suffered a few bad days preventing me from posting news… Sorry. I try to keep on top of this but its tough to do when its just me and I’ve got my own life to deal with. In this news update, news on a UK Black and White preview tour (most of which coming after the release of the game) and a whole load of Translated names for Black and White

But first, dont forget that a Shiny Raikou is available over Wi-Fi until Sunday 13th March, when Entei will be available from the 14th for a week and Suicune the week after. This can be downloaded onto ANY English version of the game, North American, European or Australian (and yes, still works even if the game isnt set on English mode). You’ll only need one of the Dogs to activate the Zoroark event in Black or White, but if you want the whole set you better hurry and download Raikou now.

Similar to the Mall Tour going across America currently, there is news that a UK version is soon to be underway. Featuring demo’s of Black and White, Scavenger hunts, the chance to meet the new starter pokemon, activities and Pokemon Center Store offering unique merchandice (the last one is the one i’m interested in) – the tour however wont be screening the 13th movie like America is, nor will it be distributing Celebi (which we are still awaiting details on where/when we in the UK will be getting that). The tour dates are as follows (thanks to pokemonworld and bulbapedia for this info):
Sat 26th & Sun 27th February: Westfield London (Site GE1), London, W12 7GF
Sat 5th & Sun 6th March: Silverburn Glasgow (Site Main Entrance – Debenhams), Barrhead Road, GLASGOW, G53 6QR
Sat 12th & Sun 13th March: Birmingham (Site – outside Selfridges), Birmingham Bullring, B5
Sat 19th & Sun 20th March: Metrocentre, Newcastle (Site – Town Square), Metrocentre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9YG
Sat 2nd & Sunday 3rd April: X Factor Live, Glasgow SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

Ok, now for the big one: Translation news. IGN and the UK’s Official Nintendo Magazine revealed more English Pokémon names recently… this only further confirmed the leak list, which almost every site now believes in… and since we’re amongst the almost – click here for the full list of Black/White Pokemon, with English names, Broken up into each Evolution Chain

As for the rest, well for the attacks we know that:
Grass Mixer is now known as Leaf Tornado
Nitro Charge is now known as Flame Charge
Shell Blade is now known as Razor Shell
Incinerate keeps its Japanese names
Elecball is now knows as Electro Ball
Dragon Tail keeps its Japanese Name
Flame Burst Also keeps its Japanese name
Healing Wave is now known as Heal Pulse
Evil Eye is now known as Hex
Wood Horn is now known as Horn Leech
Sing a Round is now known as Round
Retaliation is now known as Retaliate
Boiling Water is now known as Scald

New names for abilities are:
Regeneration is now known as Regenerator
Tension is now known as Unnerve

Locations:
Raimon City, where the Musical hall and the 4th Gym is, is now known as Nimbassa City
Sekka City, one of the main locations in the Demo version of the game, is now known as Icirrus City
Dragon Spiral Tower, which is near Icirrus city and also features in the demo, is now Dragonsprial Tower
Yagaruma Forest, which is just after the 2nd gym and before the long bridge into Castelia City, is now known as Pinwheel Forest

Names:
Anole, the 2nd Gym leader’s name, has now been confirmed to be called Lenora

In addition to the above, a leaked list of other locations and Gym leader names has been released. These arent 100% confirmed, but like the leaked Pokemon names list a month or two back, its most likey true.

Leaked Locations:
Kanoko Town, starting location, Nuvema Town
Sazanami Town, Undella Town
Kagome Town, Lacunosa Town
Souryuu City, Opelucid City
Fukiyose City, Mistralton City
Hodomoe City, Driftveil City

Leaked Gym Leaders:
3rd: Arti [Bug] – Burgh
4th Kamitsure [Electric] – Elesa
5th Yacon [Ground] – Clay
6th Fuuro [Flying] – Skyla
7th Hachiku [Ice] – Brycen
8th (black only) Shaga [Dragon] – Drayden

the 1st, 2nd and 8th for white have already been announced, in case you were wondering

Leaked Elite 4:
Shikimi [Ghost] – Shauntal
Giima [Dark] – Grimsley
Renbuu [Fighting] – Marshal
Katorea [Psychic] – Caitlin (this IS the same Caitlin from the battle castle facility)
Champion: Adeku – Alder

Leaked names, other:
Geechisu, Plasma head/admin/Sage – Ghetsis
Black, Male Trainer’s Default name, Blair
White, Female Trainer’s Default name, Whitlea

And that’s it… for now – at the rate this info is leaking/being revealed, i’m sure there will be more to post in an hour or two

That’s all we have for now, we’ll bring you more as soon as we can

Update on Euro Wi-Fi Event

The official uk site for HG/SS has updated with details on the Shiny Legendary Dogs Wi-Fi event starting next month. Like the US, we’ll be getting an oppertunity to gain all 3 dogs

The event kicks of on Feb 7th, When Raikou will be available until the 13th
From Valentines day on the 14th, Entei will be available to download until Feb 20th
And Suicune rounds of the event, available between Feb 21st and Feb 27th

All are Shiny and learn a move that they wouldnt ordinarily know. When one of them is traded to Black/White, it will unlock the event where you can catch Zoroark. You will not be able to encounter Zorua or Zoroark in the wild, so you may want to take this oppertunity.

You’ll need a European copy of either Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver. We don’t know if these will also be able to download on American copies of the games as they have a ‘live’ event at Gamestop stores to get these Pokémon

Information on Celebi has not been released yet, it most likely wont be until next month

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.

Movie 13 News… Now in English!

A couple of weeks ago we brought you news about the 14th Pokémon movie coming out in Japan in 2011. But the movie that came out this year in Japan, the 13th movie, has yet to come across to English speaking countries yet.

We’ll worry no longer (not that you were worrying anyway) – Pokemon.com has announced that the 13th Pokémon movie, titled ‘Zoroark: Master of Illusions’ will be airing on Cartoon Network in Feburary.

To Celebrate its release, The HeartGold/SoulSilver Microsite has announced that Gamestop stores in the USA will be giving away the shiny versions of the Legendary Dogs Raikou, Entei and Suicune. In Japan, these legenday beasts were a Pre-order bonus for movie 13 tickets, and you could chose one of them. However you lucky Americans can get your hands on all three.

Between January 3rd and January 9th, heading to Gamestop will get you the shiny Raikou. Between January 17th and January 23rd, Entei will be available to download instead. Lastly, between January 31st and February 6th you’ll be able to get Suicune. All pokemon are level 30, and transfering any one of them to Black or White (when it’s released) will unlock the battle that will allow you to Capture Zoroark – see how this all connects up?

That’s all we’ve got for now – we’ll bring you more news when we learn it

Pokémon Sunday shows Pokémon Black and White, and other news too

So this week’s Pokémon Sunday has just aired in Japan, and they’ve shown some footage of Black and White. Not much else has been revealed, which was expected, but they have confirmed that the city which has been shown in one of the screenshots will be in full 3D as you explore it, with the player walking around the outside of the city, the city rotates keeping the player in the center. This proves that the 3D aspect of the games will be greatly increased. They also commented on the Battle Screenshot which was shown in CoroCoro, and mentioned about how you could now see the whole of the back of the Pokémon sprite as well as the city shadowed in the background. We’ve got our hand on the video, as stated, it doesn’t really show much, but the walking around the city looks cool, you can see its surrounded by water and is that a pikachu billboard ontop of the Poké Center Skyskraper?

In other news, Acording to some websites, a booklet that comes with the Pre-order ticket for the 13th Movie, Ruler of Illusions Zoroark, reveals that the Pre-order download bonus of the Shiny Legendary Beasts will unlock something in the new Black and White games. This is interesting, not only that they will have a bonus to them, but that Black and White will be compatible to trade with the 4th Gen games. How exactly this will work is obviously unkown, however a Time Travel system was in place in the original Gold/Silver/Crystal allowing them to trade with Red/Blue/Yellow, and of course there’s been the more recent Pal Park system in the 4th Gen games. Of course, an entirly new method may also be made up, its too early to tell.

Lastly, you may rememeber a Wii game called ‘Poképark Wii: Pikachu’s Great Adventure’ – if you don’t, don’t worry. It sort of slipped under the radar, even in Japan. However news is coming out of Australia that Nintendo has sent the game to the OFLC (Office of Film and Literature Classification) to get an Age rating for the game. This is good news that the game is being released outside of Japan, and more so to People in the UK as not only will there be an English Language version, but Australia uses the PAL system like the UK does, which means the games will work on UK Wii Systems, so even if there’s no offical release, we should be able to get and play the game.

Aparently being renamed ‘Poképark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure’ in the west, the game sees you playing as Pikachu in a Giant Pokémon themed Amusmant park. Unfortunatly little Pikachu cant ride on the rides, not without a little help from other Pokémon, so Pikachu’s goal is to find other Pokémon, become friends with them (by playing mini games) and using thier help, ride on all the rides in the park. No release date has been set for the game, but rumours are that Australia will see the game in June – hopefully both the USA and Europe will also see the game around the same time.

That’s all we have for now, hopefully we’ll update this with a video of the Pokémon Sunday footage soon, otherwise we’ll bring you another update when we learn about something. In the meantime, head on over to the forums and join in the Generation 5 discussion, or talk about anything else on the site.

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

Shiny Legendary Dogs heading for Japan

This months CoroCoro magazine has been released and it contains some post worthy news (which is good because we’ve had nothing to report for a while now)

While there is no details on the new games being released this year (although it does say they will be revealed next month, so details should appear soon), they have detailed the pre-order gift for the latest Pokemon Movie.

Pre-order tickets to see the movie and you’ll be able to download Shiny versions of the legendary dogs, Raikou, Entai and Suicune. Along with being shiny, these three will each know a move they wouldn’t otherwise, Zap-Canon for Raikou, Flare Blitz for Entai while Suicune gets Sheer Cold.

No details on if these three will unlock a special event in HG/SS or if they will make their way over to the west

more when we know it

Heart Gold and Soul Silver – New Information

Hey there, Ryan659 here…Just filling in for WhoKnows_WhoCares for this post.

There’s been a whole mound of information been released recently on Heart Gold and Soul Silver, due to the upcoming release of the game.  These are listed below.

First off, Suicune, one of the trio of legendary dogs of the region, is caught a little differently to the others. Where the other two are found by regularly checking the map to see where they are, Suicune will stay in a region until you meet it, then flee to another region. After a few regions it then stays in one region, without fleeing at all, giving you a proper chance for a battle. Second, Groudon and Kyogre (depending on version) can be found by being given a Red/Blue Orb (depending on version) by a man on Route 27 after obtaining the National Dex, then seen in a cave west of Cianwood City, with Rayquaza needing both Groudon and Kyogre as already revealed, along with a Green Orb from the same man and being found in the same cave.

Also, there is a large amount of starter Pokémon being given in this game. To start with, you get the original Johto selection, however after collecting all 16 badges and talking to Oak, he will give you the choice of choosing from the Kanto starters. Then, after Red is defeated in Silver Cave (who now has a slightly different team to the original games), a man in Silph Co. in Saffron City will offer you the choice from any of the Hoenn starters.

Along with this, Pal Park is in this game, also. The original site for the Safari Zone in Fuchsia City that was, in the original games, closed, is now the new Pal Park. No other information has been revealed about this area as of yet. Also, trading with Diamond, Pearl and Platinum versions is available from this game from the very start, as soon as trading is possible.

More news comes as it is made.