News that passed us by

Apart from random updates to some minor features on the site, we’re actually pretty busy back here at The Pika Club. As such, some big news has actually managed to pass us completly without our realising it. But thankfully I’m used to doing news round ups.

Ok, first up, the latest issue of CoroCoro magazine has been released in Japan. Not a lot of info was in it regarding Black 2 and White 2, other than showing the new Box Covers (which we’ll upload into a new Black 2 & White 2 Gallery), which confirmed that these games will be DSi Enhanced like thier predesessors (dont get too excited, as Black & White’s DSi Enhanced was only a ‘Face Time’ like App that only worked over the Wireless Connection). What the Magazine seems to say though was that Black 2 & White 2 WILL be a new story and have new fetures. This means that Black 2 & White 2 are the first Direct Sequel games for the main pokemon franchise.

The Magazine also revealed Keldeo’s Download promotion for Japan this year. Keledo, the Colt Pokémon, is the 4th Legendary Musketeer Pokemon along with Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion and will feature in this years Movie. Keldeo will be given away at level 15, and have Aqua Jet, Sacred Sword, Hydro Pump and Close Combat. What’s interesting is that this seems to be the Pre-Order give away Pokemon. Every year, japanese people who pre-order thier tickets for the Pokemon movie are able to download a special pokemon, while a second pokemon is usually given away at movie theaters during the run of the movie itself. Usually the latest event pokemon (and star of the movie) is the one given away at theaters, to have Keldeo as a pre-order bonus is interesting. It also seems to confirm the rumours that Meloetta will be given away this year as well, since the Musical Pokemon will be staring in this years Pikachu short. The reveal of a Meloetta give away was accidently revealed on the Japanese version of the official site. No Dates or move set on the Meloetta, but the Keldeo give away is between June 23rd – August 31st and will be downloadable to Black, White, Black2 and White2.

Oh and here’s the important one – Got an English version of Black or White – quick, Wi-Fi Mystery Gift NOW. A level 100 Zekrom is available to download if you have black while Level 100 Reshiram is available if you have White. They also have the special Moves Mist and Haze respectivally. AND what’s cooler is if you upload that pokemon to the dream world, it will unlock a special section that will let you get a special Zekrom or Reshiram C-Gear. You can only get one of the c-gears depeding on which pokemon you uploaded and you can only get 1 per game, so no chance of getting both – The pokemon are available via Wi-fi until 8th April so get on it now!

That’s all the news we seemed to have missed, we’ll bring you more when we learn it. If you think you can help out with bringing TPC with all the latest Pokemon News, please contact us. details are on our contact page

New Download Pokemon

Hey look, I’m doing news again. We don’t have a lot of time for doing news so if anybody can help us out, drop one of us admins a PM on the forums or send us an email (address found on the contacts page) – you could really help us out.

Ok, first off lets get with the little piece of news out of the way. Remember Pokepark on the Wii? Well it’s getting a sequel. Already released in Japan at the tail end of last year, Europeans can expect to get thier hands on the new game, called Pokepark 2: Wonders beyond from March 23rd. No word on a US date of release. Pokepark 2 plays much like its predecessor, but instead of playing as just Pikachu, this time around you get to play as Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott as well as the Electric Mouse Pokemon.

Ok, now for the bit most of you might really be interested in. Got Black or White? Want a Mewtwo? If the Answer is yes to both these questions then congrats, because from February 12th both American and European games (and most likely Australian copies as well) will be able to download the first Legendary Pokemon via Wi-fi. Want to know what its like, check out this pic

At level 70, Mewtwo is in a Cherish ball with a Premier Ribbon attached (meaning no trading on the GTS). It knows Electro Ball, which it can’t normally learn, along with Aura Sphere, Shadow Ball and its signiture move Psystrike.

No date as been set for the end of this distriution but I doubt it will be up for long – So make sure to get it when you can

EDIT 7 Feb: We now know the end date of this promotion. It is available until Sunday 26th February… so download it quickly

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

news roundup…

oh man – i have a few lousy days and the news just keeps flying off… ok i’m going to try and recap all of it in this news post – oh boy!

Anime News:
Febuary 5th sees the Cartoon Network in the USA premier the 13th Pokemon Movie, Zoroark: Masters of Illusions (check your local listings). One week later on Febuary 12th sees the same channel debut the latest pokemon series, Pokémon: Black & White. When announcing the new show, it announced the English names for Ash’s new companions. Iris keeps her Japanese name while Dento becomes Cilan – these names are important to the new Black/White games as both characters appear. Cilan is one of 3 possible Gym leaders at the first Gym, you’ll fight him if you start with Oshawott as your starter. Iris appears in both games, but in White version she’s the 8th Gym leader.

TCG News:
Not something i seem to post often around here, which is both a shame and something I plan to rectify in future. Following on from the next TCG set, Call of Legends, out on Febuary 9th – The first set to be based on Black and White will be released in April. This is a month earlier than the usual schedule the TCG sets get released, so whether the second B/W set will be released a month earlier or whether there will be a month longer gap is currently unknown – we’ll let you know all we can when we can.

Game News:
Ok, here’s the bulk of the news and we’ve got a lot to get through. First up, Victini, while keeping its Japanese name, has been announced for distrabution outside of Japan. While announced for the UK specifically, the info will most likely apply to the US as well. The Liberty Pass is an item allowed to catch a boat from Castelia City to Liberty Island where you’ll fight a couple of Team Plazma members before having a chance to fight and capture Victini. This item is set to be downloaded via Wi-Fi between March 4th and April 22nd

The Pokemon Company International has announced details on how the Global Link will work outside of Japan. Featuring the same features the Japanese version uses, Global Battle Union (keeps track of your online Battle stats), Global Trade Station (similar to the old GTS site) and the Dream World (allowing you to play with your pokemon away from the game, obtain berries and pokemon with abilities unobtainable via any other method). The Gloabll Link will be accessed using Pokemon Trainer Club Accounts, the account system used at Pokémon.com (which recenly launched reigon variation sites, so now pokemon.com is the official site of not only america, but the UK, Australia and other european countries). If you dont have a Trainer Club account yet – you might want to pop along to pokemon.com to get one now in preperation. We’ll let you know when the Global Link site launches for USA/Europe

Right – last thing, i hope, is that IGN has once again annouced some more pokemon names. All of these names apeared on the leaked list that appeared a few weeks ago – i will be updating the unova dex we have on this site will be updated with these names over the weekend. For now, here’s the new pokemon (with sprites, not sugimori artwork, i dont have time to upload the cooler artwork)

the first 2 pokemon they announced were Pansage, the grass elemental monkey who’s name was revealed on the back of the B/W box art already, and Victini, who’s name was confirmed in the Wi-Fi event above. They did annouce the english name for Pansage’s attack that can hit anybody on the opposing team in a 3v3 match regardless of where Pansage is placed. The attack is called Acrobatics. Meanwhile, Victini’s ability ‘Victory Star’ keeps its Japanese name.

Shikijinka:

Deerling is a pokemon who changes his image depending on the season. it’s herbivore ability is now called Sap Sipper

Basuro:

Basculin has 2 different looks, depending on the version your playing, one type is very common while the other is very rare

Swanna:

Swanna keeps its Japanese name. it’s Gale attack is now called Hurricane

Miruhoggu:

Watchog is the evolved form of Patrat.

IGN also featured Alomomola and Sewaddle as well.

That’s it for the news for now – hopefully we’ll bring you more news as soon as we learn of it.

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.

Mew Wi-fi Download for America and Europe

Hey look – News!

It’s been a slow news time now that Black and White have been released in Japan. Not to mention that work hasnt left me with much free time, which is why i havent been playing White very much or updating my little playthrough diary – sorry about that.

Anyway, To celebrate the fact that Pokémon Gold and Silver games were released for the Gameboy/Gameboy Colour 10 years ago – Nintendo are handing out the original secret Pokémon, Mew, over wi-fi to HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Between the 15th October and the 30th October, you’ll be able to download the special Mew onto your HG or SS game. The Mew comes at level 5 in a cherrish ball, with the move Pound and a Premier Ribbon attached (meaning you cant put it on the GTS)

The window is short on this one, so dont forget to download yours.

We’ll try and bring you more news when we know it

Yet Another Japanese Wi-Fi Download.

We’re expecting the new issue of CoroCoro magazine to leak any moment now, but before it does, here’s a quick piece of news out of Japan.

In what will probably be the last of the 4th Gen related downloads, Japanese players will be able to download a Manapy over Wi-Fi and nintendo download stations at Pokemon Centers and McDonalds.

Available from August 14th until September 12th, the Manapy will be at level 50, have a mild nature and holding a Lansat Berry. It will know the attacks Aqua Ring, Water Pulse, Water Sport and Heart Swap.

A promotional leaflet for the event from McDonalds also details the Wi-Fi event following this one, the liberty ticket for the new Black and White games letting you get Victini. It states that Victini will have the Brand New move Complete Burn.

We’ll bring you more news when we learn it, which could be any moment now.

New USA/EUR/AUS Wi-Fi Event

Sorry we’re a couple of days late with this, been kind of a hectic few days personally. The Official HeartGold/SoulSilver pokemon site has announced the latest Wi-Fi event for the 2 games. Starting on July 31st, the Enigma Crystal will be available to download on all American, European and Astraliasia versions of HG and SS.

The Enigma Crystal is a key item that will allow you to catch a Latias or Latios depending on your game. After you get the National pokedex in HG/SS and took a vist to the Pokémon fan club building in Vermillion, Latias will start roaming Kanto in HeartGold, while Latios will do the same for players of SoulSilver. The Enigma Crystal is an item that will allow you to catch the other Lati*s that roams your game.

By taking the Crystal to the Pewter City Museam, some expert will look at it and turn it into a Soul Dew (an item that goes very well held by a Lati*s) – upon exiting the Museam, Latias will show up if your playing SS while Latios will apear if your on HG. They will then battle you, allowing you to capture them.

The Wi-Fi event is available until the 27th August, and the site says you will need to have the National Dex in order to download the Enigma Stone (although I’ll be challenging that statement myself, regardless of the results you will need the national dex in order to do the in game event). EDIT 31st July: Just tried to download the Enigma Stone, I’ve yet to beat Gym 8 so I definatly don’t have the National Dex Yet. You CAN download and pick up the Enigma Stone before you get the National Dex, but obviously you will need the National Dex to take part in the event itself.

We’ll bring you more news when we learn it, and dont forget to drop by the Forums and talk all about the latest news on Pokémon, or to give us your thoughts on anything Pokémon Related.

New Legendary Pokémon Revealed

Pokémon Sunday once again reveales a new Pokémon – and by reveal we mean we’ve actually seen this guy before.

Meet Victini, the latest 5th Gen Pokémon to be revealed by Pokémon Sunday. This little guy actually showed up at the end of the 13th movie currently being shown in cinema’s in Japan at the moment, so his image isnt exactly new, but this is the first time we’ve got a name to the face. Interestingly, this little fellow actualy has one very interesting thing going for it

As shown in the above post, Bukutini actually has the Pokédex number 000 in the Isshu dex, coming in before Tsutaja, a first for any event only legendary (who usually appear a the end of the region’s dex).

Speaking of it being event only, we know exaclty how to get one too. By downloading an item called the Liberty Ticket you will be able to get Victini (possibly through an in game event unlocked by said item). The Liberty Ticket will be available from Black and White’s release on 18th September up till 18th October via Wi-Fi (and the usual Pokemon Center’s and other distrabution points in Japan).

That’s all we’ve got for the moment – we’ll bring you more when we know it