America celebrates Zoroark all month!

Nintendo seem to be liking Zoroark at the moment, in fact, they’re dedicating the whole of the month of September to him. The main attraction is that between September 18th and September 25th, Toy’s R Us stores across America will be giving the Illusion Fox Pokemon away. Copying the World’s Toy Fair Zoroark given away to Japanese players earlier in the year, Zoroark comes at level 50 and knows Snarl. Assigned to TM95, Snarl is a dark type move which will lower the target’s Special Attack lower that is currently unavailable in Black and White, so if you want this move on any compatible pokemon, you’ll want this Zoroark to breed it onto them.

But wait, there’s more. Head to Pokemon.com on either the 17th or the 18th of September and you can see the complete, full version of Zoroark: Master of Illusions, The 13th Pokemon movie will be shown on the website during those two days, ahead of the DVD release of the movie in the USA on the 20th.

Want to win a copy of the movie? Well the website has you covered too, head here and enter the competition before October third where the grand winner will win a copy of the movie on DVD, a Nintendo 3DS, A copy of Pokemon Black, A copy of Pokemon White, the Zoroark Illusions TCG Promo box, an entire box of TCG booster packs from the latest TCG set (emerging powers), a deluxe Zoroark action figure and a copy of Zoroark: Master of Illusions manga. Now THAT’s a prize. Between now and then, 25 winners will be picked each week and will win a copy of the DVD, the Zoroark TCG Promo Box and the Action Figure. Get entering now!

Finally, a new c-gear skin featuring Zoroark is out now, and will be available until January 11th Next year. To get it, use the password ‘ZoroarkMonth11′

And that’s all the news we have for you right now, We’ll bring you more news, hopefully with European news for these promo’s, when we learn it

News Round up, including Events, Marathons and Forum Competitions

Ok, first off I want to apologise for the lack of updates recently. Unfortunately it’s a bit of a busy and turbulent time for me at the moment, so I’m not able to be as active as I would like. Anyway, here’s a quick round up of the news.

First up, the Wii-ware game Pokémon Rumble is scheduled for release in the US on November 16th. No details on a European release but if its anything like Pokémon Ranch, it wont be at the same time.

Arceus. The last, final unavailable Pokémon (unless you count the Japanese movie release) will be released in Toy’s R Us stores in the US between November 7th and November 15th. You’ll be able to download it to any Diamond, Pearl or Platinum cart now and transfer it to a Heart Gold or Soul Silver cart later, where it will unlock a special event.

Also in Arceus News, this Friday (6th November) Australian Cartoon Network will be showing the 12th movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life. No details on a US or European date for showing but both this piece of news and the previous one proves this piece of news that this is all going ahead of the schedule used in the last couple of years.

In other Download events. Japan has a couple for Heart Gold and Soul Silver coming up. The first, between November 11th and November 23rd will be a level 5 Mew. Then between November 27th and January 11th the Enigma Crystal will be available to download… this item needs to be taken to the Pewter City museum to turn it into a Soul Dew. This will then let you fight and capture either Latios or Latias depending on which version you have. On a side note, between January 29th and February 11th the level 5 Mew will be available to download on all Japanese Diamond, Pearl and Platinum carts… so don’t forget to pick up a second if you have a copy of those as well

And now for a couple of pieces of news we’ve been meaning to mention for a couple of weeks. The Speed Gamers (found at thespeedgamers.com) are currently finishing up a Resident Evil marathon raising money for Diabetes research. But on December 18th they try their second attempt at making a complete Pokédex on one card in 72hours or less. The idea is they start from scratch and attempt to capture every single Pokémon and put them onto one cart. They’ve attempted this feat before, and didn’t quite manage it. And with 2 more event Pokémon released since then, they have a great challenge on their hand. Whether they complete the task or not, they’ll be raising money for the charity Ally’s House. We’ll remind you about this attempt closer to the time.

And lastly, don’t forget to drop by the forums and post. We’ve got a few active people around the forums, wanting more people to talk to. Also enter into our monthly forum competition. This month, we’re running a design a trainer competition where the winner will receive a custom trainer sprite and a trainer card made up by me. Here’s an example of what the finish product will be like.

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We’ll bring you more when we can.