Sunday: Pokémon WiFi Reminder + Pokémon of the Week

27-02-2011 08:03 GMT / 03:03 EST by Serebii

Make sure to check yesterday's update for the English Item names. I'll ammend this update with the Pokémon of the Week, and anything else that may come, later today. With the run up to Pokémon Black & White in the rest of the world, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a major hub for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 19:01 GMT
Edit @ 13:09; Pokémon's 15th Birthday | Edit @ 19:01; Pokémon of the Week. Sorry for the delay

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver - WiFi Event

For those of you with Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver, the final leg of Legendary Trio of Johto WiFi event is about to end. This week has offered the download of the Shiny Suicune in America, Europe, and Australia. This Suicune will end at the end of the day (GMT+0 (7pm EST, 4pm PST)) so be sure to get it while you still can. This beast, like the others, when transferred to Pokémon Black & White, allow you to get Zoroark when you put it through the Transfer Machine.

In The Games Department

Pokémon's 15th Anniversary

I originally wasn't going to note this, but many people have reminded me to do it. Today, February 27th, marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Pokémon Red & Pokémon Green in Japan, thus making the franchise a good 15 years old. Since then, it has spawned dozens of games and has become the second most successful video game series of all time, and with Black & White on the way next week, it's likely to get even bigger.

Pokémon of the Week - Serperior

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the fifth entry into the Generation V competitive field with the beginning of a three week special to tie in with next week's release of Pokémon Black & White. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writer Reno. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within fifth generation. It intimidates its foes by raising its head high and it can paralyse its foes with its glare. So here it is, the eighth featured Pokémon, Serperior.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon Black & White - English Item Names + Dub Title

26-02-2011 11:06 GMT / 06:06 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 11:06 GMT

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - English Item Names

As with the past few weeks with the reveal of Pokémon, people and place names and with Pokémon Black & White out in just over a week, I am glad to post the English language names of the various new items that are now obtainable in Pokémon Black & White. These items have a variety of functions both in the game's storyline or in battle itself. The ItemDex, Pokéarth, and the Black & White section have also been updated with these names. Click the picture to go to our new item page.

Dreams by the Yard Full

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the sixth episode of Black & White and the 665th episode total. This episode features Ash, Iris & Cilan helping out Fennel in protecting the Dreamyard from attack. This episode is to be called Dreams by the Yard Full and is scheduled to air on the 12th of March. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Black & White - Launch Event + Global Link Downloads

25-02-2011 08:08 GMT / 03:08 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 20:05 GMT
Edit @ 20:05; Launch Event

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Global Link Downloads

For those of you with the Japanese games hooked up to the Global Link site, the giveaway for the various downloadable content featuring the Kanto starters has begun. The thee C Gear skins feature the fully evolved Kanto starters; Venusaur, Charizard & Blastoise, while the Pokédex features Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. These downloads are to be available to everyone until April 25th 2011 and don't require a password so get them while you can.

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - American Nintendo World Victini Giveaway

On Saturday 5th of March from 3pm to 6pm, in the Nintendo World store in New York in America, a celebration of the launch of the games is to take place and has a variety of things to do while you visit including game kiosks and collections of various important artwork of the games. This celebration also allows for the purchase of the games ahead of the release date and even gives access to the Liberty Pass item prior to the WiFi event. The Liberty Pass gives you access to Liberty Island where Victini dwells

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Episode Pictures

24-02-2011 12:48 GMT / 07:48 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 12:48 GMT

Pikachu VS Sandile VS Ducklett!!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash getting seperated from the group by Sandile. However, as they begin to battle, a Ducklett turns up and steals Sandile's glasses as well as Ash's hat. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Black & White Details

22-02-2011- 22:37 GMT / 17:37 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 22:37 GMT

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - More Localisations

The official site has updated and confirmed that the transfer method between the Generation IV and V games is not still the PokéShifter as previously reported but is in fact the Poké Transfer. This feature allows for the transfer of all 493 Pokémon from Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver to your new games, only restrictions being no HM moves and no items. Click the image to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon Black & White Details + Pokémon WiFi Event Active - Suicune

21-02-2011- 07:56 GMT / 02:56 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 11:53 GMT
Edit @ 10:48; Episode Title | Edit @ 11:53; More Localisations

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - More Localisations

Once again, our friends at the Official Nintendo Magazine in the UK has posted some new images further confirming the Wonder Launcher information we posted the other day. In addition to this, it also confirms that the PokéShifter keeps its Japanese name. In addition to this, the names of the Battle Subway Bosses have also been confirmed;
Click to show names:

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver - WiFi Event

For those of you with Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver, the third and final leg Legendary Trio of Johto WiFi event has just begun. This event, originally announced for Europe is available for download with European games as well as American and Australian games allowing for everyone to have it. For this week, the event allows the download of Suicune. This will last until February 27th 2011 so get it while you can. These beasts, when transferred to Pokémon Black & White, allow you to get Zoroark.

Celebi Event!

In The Site Department

US Event - Celebi Event

For those of you in the US, don't forget that from today, February 21st 2011, to March 6th 2011 you'll be able to go to Gamestop stores across America and EB Games in Canada and download the Celebi to Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver. This Celebi has two special features. First, in HeartGold & SoulSilver, you can take it to Ilex Forest where you'll get to time travel and learn some of the Rocket backstory. Then, when you send to Black & White through the Transfer Machine, you'll be able to take it to the GameFreak headquarters in Castelia City and get Zorua.

In The Animé Department

Japanese Episode Titles

Another new episode title has been revealed for one of the next episodes in the new Pokémon Best Wishes series by Newtype. This episode is scheduled to air on March 17th 2011. This episode features the first part of the climatic introduction of Team Plasma and the conclusion of the current mission of Team Rocket

Episode 682: Team Rocket VS Team Plasma! Part One

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon WiFi Event Reminder + Pokémon of the Week

20-02-2011- 08:11 GMT / 03:11 EST by Serebii

Will update with the Pokémon of the Week later. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 17:29 GMT
Edit @ 17:29; Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver - WiFi Event

For those of you with Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver, the second leg of Legendary Trio of Johto WiFi event is about to end. This week has offered the download of the Shiny Entei in America, Europe, and Australia. This Entei will end at the end of the day (GMT+0) so be sure to get it while you still can. This beast, like the others, when transferred to Pokémon Black & White, allow you to get Zoroark.

Pokémon of the Week - Cloyster

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the fifth entry into the Generation V competitive field with another classic Pokémon, but one which has got a boost in the new generation. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writer Reno. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within first generation. Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength. It evolves from its pre-evolution using a Water Stone So here it is, the seventh featured Pokémon, Cloyster.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Black & White - Global Link Downloads

18-02-2011 08:07 GMT / 03:07 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 08:07 GMT

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Global Link Downloads

The official Japanese site has revealed that there is to be a Kanto Starter DLC giveaway in Japan. These giveaways feature three C Gear skins as well as a new skin for the Pokédex. The C Gear skins feature the fully evolved Kanto starters while the Pokédex features Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. These downloads are to be available to everyone from February 25th 2011 to April 25th 2011.
Venusaur C GearCharizard C Gear
Blastoise C GearStarters Pokédex

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Episode Pictures

17-02-2011 13:28 GMT / 08:28 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 13:28 GMT

Sommelier Showdown! Dwebble vs Dewott!!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting a Class C Sommelier. However, this somellier has a problem with Cilan after a defeat the year before and so challenges him to a battle. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Black & White Location Names + UK Celebi Event + Call of Legends

16-02-2011 11:12 GMT / 06:12 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 15:00 GMT
Edit @ 12:18; Call of Legends added | Edit @ 15:00; All Unova locations named | Edit @ 18:22; Wonder Launcher revealed

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - English Unova Names Names + Wonder Launcher

As with many names such as the Pokémon names, the Unova town names leaked a while ago onto the Internet and I am happy to now be able to post both the town names as well as the various other areas in Unova. These are the areas you'll travel through during your gameplay of Pokémon Black & White. The site has been updated with the names and they're found in the spoiler tag so those who don't wish to be spoiled can go without seeing them, if you click their names, you'll go to their Pokéarth page.
Click to show names:

Edit: An error on the official site's Xtransceiver page has revealed the English name for the final kind of battle. In the English games, the Miracle Shooter is now known as the Wonder Launcher. The Wonder Launcher is a mode in multiplayer which allows for the use of items. However, there are restrictions as you have to earn the points to use the certain items.

Celebi Event!

In The Games Department

UK Event - Celebi Confirmation

For those of you in the UK, the Celebi event has finally been confirmed. This event will be running in specific GAME stores across the UK within the month of February and will give you access to the special Celebi. This Celebi unlocks a Time Travel event in Ilex Forest in HeartGold & SoulSilver and also gives you access to Zorua in Black & White. The details are as follows:
Meadowhall - Unit 29, High Street, Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 1EN - 19/02/2011 - 20/02/2011
Oxford St, London - 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 9LL - 19/02/2011 - 20/02/2011
Liverpool - Unit 44, South John Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 8BU - 19/02/2011 - 20/02/2011
Cabot Circus - Bristol - SU16 Cabot Circus, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3BH - 19/02/2011 - 20/02/2011
Bedford - 27-29 Midland Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PL - 19/02/2011 - 20/02/2011
Glasgow Fort - 285 Provan Walk, Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre, Junction 10 - M8, Glasgow, G34 9DY - 26/02/2011 - 27/02/2011
Brighton - 43-44 Western Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2EB - 26/02/2011 - 27/02/2011
Preston - Unit 8, Fishergate Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8HJ - 26/02/2011 - 27/02/2011
London Hamleys - 188-196 Regent Street, , London, , W1B 5BT - 26/02/2011 - 27/02/2011
Reading - Unit 18, Oracle Shopping Centre Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2AQ 26/02/2011 - 27/02/2011

Call of Legends

In The TCG Department

Call of Legends Scans

With special thanks to SkittyOnWailord for scanning the cards, we now have complete scans of almost all the recently released Call of Legends set. This set is came out last week in America and its cards are made up of the leftover cards of the Lost Link cards as well as numerous reprints of cards in the previous four sets. The Cardex has been updated with the contents of this set. The Card Dex has also been updated with these cards. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Movie Details + Official TCG Simulation

15-02-2011- 08:15 GMT / 03:15 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 20:49 GMT
Edit @ 20:49; TCG Online News

Pokémon Black & White

In The Movies Department

Pokémon Black & White Movie - Movie Details

The official site updated a couple of hours ago, sorry for the delay, confirming the details in CoroCoro that there will be two movies this year; Victini & The Black Hero: Zekrom and Victini & The White Hero: Reshiram. With thanks to Sabonea Masukippa for translating, they have confirmed outright that they will be two different movies with similar plots. In it, Ash, Iris & Cilan go to the Harvest Festival in Aintork, an area of Unova and Victini appears. However, from there, the movies differ as Zekrom appears after seeing a person looking for a strong ideal while Reshiram appears after seeing someone who is looking for the truth. We'll get further details as the time goes up until the launch of the movies in July.

Pokémon Black & White

In The TCG Department

Pokémon TCG - Official Simulator

The Pokémon Company have announced that, within the upcoming Black & White preconstructed decks, there will be some special codes which will give you access to an online site Pokémon Trainer Challenge This is an online game setup by The Pokémon Company and allows you to play the TCG against various virtual players with several preconstructed decks. Play of this game will also allow for the testing of future cards as time goes on as well as the possibility to win more cards.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon WiFi Event Active - Entei + Black & White WiFi Event - Zoroark

14-02-2011- 07:47 GMT / 02:47 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 11:01 GMT
Edit @ 09:05; Victini Movie Download | Edit @ 11:01; Zoroark WiFi Event Active | Edit @ 17:00; More localisations

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - More Place Localisations

Once again, our friends at the Official Nintendo Magazine in the UK has posted a new video of the upcoming English release of the games. As such, this video revealed a few more place localisations. First, Sky Arrow Bridge has a slight namechange and is now known as Skyarrow Bridge. With details from a NPC, we also now have confirmation that Hodomoe City is now known as Driftveil City. Finally, it confirms that the Royal Unova keeps its general name, replacing Isshu with Unova as per the localisation.

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Zoroark WiFi Event

For those of you with the Japanese versions of Pokémon Black & White, the latest WiFi event has just begun. This event gives you a Zoroark, allowing those who couldn't get the beasts or Celebi last year to get one. This Zoroark has a special move; Bark Out. Bark Out is a sound-based Dark-type move which will later be available via TM95. As such, with it knowing this move, you have the ability to breed and pass it on to various other Pokémon who have the ability to know the TM, including Zorua. This event will run until March 14th 2011 so you have a month to get it. The Event Database has been updated with the details of this event. Click the image for further details.

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver - WiFi Event

For those of you with Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver, the second leg Legendary Trio of Johto WiFi event has just begun. This event, originally announced for Europe is available for download with European games as well as American and Australian games allowing for everyone to have it. For this week, the event allows the download of Entei. This will last until February 20th 2011 so get it while you can. These beasts, when transferred to Pokémon Black & White, allow you to get Zoroark.

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Movie Giveaway

CoroCoro has revealed further details of the upcoming event giveaway of Victini in Japan to tie in with the two movies this July; Victini & The Black Hero: Zekrom and Victini & The White Hero: Reshiram. This Victini, as reported previously, knows the move V-Generate. However, in addition to this, it has also been confirmed to have a Fire Jewel attached as well as being the first event Pokémon to have the Wish Ribbon. The Wish Ribbon works just like the Classic Ribbon and prevents trade on the GTS

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon WiFi Event Reminder + Pokémon of the Week

13-02-2011- 09:06 GMT / 04:06 EST by Serebii

CoroCoro stuff may come later today so be sure to check back. Will also update with the Pokémon of the Week later. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 17:56 GMT
Edit @ 17:56; Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver - WiFi Event

For those of you with Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver, the first leg of Legendary Trio of Johto WiFi event is about to end. This week has offered the download of the Shiny Raikou in America, Europe, and Australia. This Raikou will end at the end of the day so be sure to get it while you still can. This beast, like the others, when transferred to Pokémon Black & White, allow you to get Zoroark.

Pokémon of the Week - Garchomp

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the fifth entry into the Generation V competitive field withanother classic Pokémon. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writer Reno. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within fourth generation. It has the ability to fold up its body and extend its wings to mimic a jetplane. As such, it can fly at superfast speeds. So here it is, the sixth featured Pokémon, Garchomp.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon Movie News

12-02-2011- 08:01 GMT / 03:01 EST by Serebii

More on CoroCoro is likely to come so keep checking back. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 20:33 GMT
Edit @ 20:33; Game Rumour

Pokémon Black & White

In The Movies Department

Pokémon Black & White Movie - Two Movies

In a rather unusual move, an image of CoroCoro has leaked revealing that a potential second movie is due for release in Japan this year. To go with the previously announced; Victini & The Black Hero; Zekrom, CoroCoro has announced that there will also be one called Victini & The White Hero; Reshiram (ビクティニと白き英雄 レシラム) which will feature Victini and the mascot of Pokémon Black; Reshiram. It is currently unknown how the two movies will be dealt with but we'll bring more news as and when it comes

In The Games Department

Pokémon Future Game Rumour

I wasn't going to report on this nor do I like commenting on rumours, but it seems to be spreading fast so I need to calm it. Earlier today, an interview was posted taken with GameFreak employees within Europe this past week. In this interview, the question regarding the future games was asked. Naturally, they said there are no plans at the moment for future games, thus concluding the marketing strategy for the current release; Black & White. However, many have taken this to mean that the games are not coming in the future which is definitely not the case considering the fifth generation is just beginning.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Pokémon Black & White 3DS Enhanced? + Dub Title

11-02-2011- 10:55 GMT / 05:55 EST by Serebii

CoroCoro is due any day now with Typing DS news as well as details on a "new" legendary Pokémon. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 22:48 GMT
Edit @ 22:48; Dub Episode Title

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - 3DS Enhanced?

Yesterday, gaming website IGN have seemed to announce the long theorised prospect that Pokémon Black & White have enhancements if you play it on the upcoming Nintendo handheld; the Nintendo 3DS. At the moment, we do not know what the enhancements are or if they've mistaken the DSi enhancements for 3DS enhancements or whether the games will actually have new aspects for the 3DS. Hopefully, we'll get confirmation soon as the 3DS is out in Japan in two weeks so watch this space for confirmation

Triple Leaders, Team Threats

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the fifth episode of Black & White and the 664th episode total. This episode features Ash & Iris reaching Striaton City and meeting the Gym Leaders; Cress, Chili & Cilan. This episode is to be called Triple Leaders, Team Threats and is scheduled to air on the 5th of March. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokémon Black & White - English Names

10-02-2011- 14:46 GMT / 09:46 EST by Serebii

CoroCoro is due any day now with Typing DS news as well as details on a "new" legendary Pokémon. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 23:02 GMT
Edit @ 23:02; Another Town Confirmation

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Gym Leader & Elite Four US Names

As with many names such as the Pokémon names, the Gym Leader names leaked a while ago onto the Internet and I am happy to now be able to post both the Gym Leader's English localised names as well as the Elite Four and other important characters. These are the characters you will encounter within the games and will naturally appear in the anime in time. The site has been updated with the names and they're found in the spoiler tag so those who don't wish to be spoiled can go without seeing them.
Click to show names:

Edit: The official site has updated with some new information; Karakusa Town is now called Accumula Town. It also confirmed various Pokémon Musical details including Props as well as the themes

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Pokémon Black & White WiFi Event Reminder + Gym Leader Name

09-02-2011- 08:58 GMT / 03:58 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 22:55 GMT
Edit @ 22:55; Nacrene City Gym Leader name

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White New - WiFi Event Reminder

For those of you with the Japanese Black & White, the current WiFi Event featuring a Pokémon based on Ash's Scraggy is scheduled to end at the end of tomorrow. This Scraggy is Level 1, to match the anime Pokémon and comes holding the Muscle Band and knows various moves that Scraggy doesn't normally know until higher levels. Be sure to download this Scraggy while you can

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White -Gym Leader Name

A Swedish game pamphlet advertising the upcoming games has confirmed the English Language name for the second Gym leader. This Gym Leader is the Normal-type Gym Leader and is based within Nacrene City. This Gym Leader, Aloe, changes to the name Lenora within localised versions of the games. We'll bring more as and when we can.

In The Animé Department

Japanese Episode Titles

Another pair of new episode title has been revealed for two of the next episodes in the new Pokémon Best Wishes series by Newtype. One was previously announced while the other is brand new. These episodes are scheduled to air on March 3rd 2011 and March 10th 2011 respectively. They feature Ash & Co. getting through to Castelia City

Episode 680: Sky Arrow Bridge & Gothitelle!
Episode 681: Castelia City - Venipede Panic!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon WiFi Event Active - Raikou + Black & White Place Names

07-02-2011- 08:11 GMT / 03:11 EST by Serebii

Be sure to check the previous updates. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 18:01 GMT
Edit @ 11:28; More Localisation Details | Edit @ 17:33; More Ability & Move names | Edit @ 18:01; Further Names

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White New - New English Place Names

Once again, our friends at the Official Nintendo Magazine for the UK have posted a video revealing more game details from the localised version including the name of another area. Yagaruma Forest is now known as Pinwheel Forest. We'll bring more name confirmations as and when we can.
Edit: Again, our friends at ONM & IGN have posted a plethora of English images which have confirmed a fair few new details include Move names and abilites; Ability wise, we have two new names; Tension is now Unnerve, Regeneration is now Regenerator
Attack wise; Vengeance is now Retaliate, Bursting Flame is now Flame Burst, Boiling Water is now Scald, Evil Eye is now Hex, Healing Beam is now Heal Pulse, Sing A Round is now Round, Electra Ball is now Electro Ball, Wood Horn is now Horn Leech & Dragon Tail keeps its Japanese name

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver - WiFi Event

For those of you with Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver, the Legendary Trio of Johto WiFi event has just begun. This event, originally announced for Europe is available for download with European games as well as American and Australian games allowing for everyone to have it. For this week, the event allows the download of Raikou. This will last until February 13th 2011 so get it while you can. These beasts, when transferred to Pokémon Black & White, allow you to get Zoroark.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Another Black & White English City Name + Pokémon of the Week

06-02-2011- 08:27 GMT / 03:27 EST by Serebii

Will update with the Pokémon of the Week later today. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 16:53 GMT
Edit @ 16:53; Pokémon of the Week

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White New - New English City Name

In the Black & White Mall Tour, it has been officially revealed through the demo that Sekka City is now known as Icirrus City and its nearby tower; Dragon Spiral Tower has a very small name change to Dragonspiral Tower. In the demo, you walk through the city encountering Pokémon and battles not normally in the city. However, in the game, Icirrus City is one of the places where you can fully see the new seasonal transition.
It also confirmed a few attack names for some key attacks used in the demo; Grass Mixer is now Leaf Tornado, Shell Blade is now Razor Shell, Nitro Charge is now Flame Charge & Incinerate keeps its Japanese name Click the picture to go to our Pokémon Black & White section

Pokémon of the Week - Zoroark

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Today marks the fifth entry into the Generation V competitive field with the first Unova Pokémon to be covered. These entries are created by the visitors for the visitors and then compiled by our writer Reno. To get involved, Click here for the discussion forum. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within fifth generation to tie in with yesterday's movie airing in America as well as the end of the events which unlock it in America today and the beginning of the events in Europe tomorrow. When sent into battle, it appears as another Pokémon in your party. It can protect its den by making massive illusions in the landscape. So here it is, the fifth featured Pokémon, Zoroark.

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Saturday: Black & White English City Name + Episode Title

05-02-2011- 18:06 GMT / 13:06 EST by Serebii

Expect news from CoroCoro around this time next week. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 18:06 GMT

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White New - New English City Name

In the new movie; Zoroark: Master of Illusions, due to air tonight in America on Cartoon Network, and currently showing in the Black & White Mall Tour, it has been officially revealed that Raimon City is now known as Nimbasa City. This is shown in the movie as being the city from which the villain, Kodai, inhabited. In addition to this, one of the Pokémon Baccer teams in the movie is called the Nimbasa Legends. This city holds the fourth gym as well as various other installations including the Pokémon Musical. Click the picture to go to our Pokémon Black & White section

In The Animé Department

Japanese Episode Titles

Another new episode title has been revealed for one of the next episodes in the new Pokémon Best Wishes series. It previously wasn't confirmed but confirmation came under the radar. This episode is scheduled to air on February 24th 2011. It features a flock of Ducklett who appear and steal Ash's hat

Episode 679: Pikachu VS Sandile VS Ducklett!

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Thursday: Victini Details, Episode Pictures, Character Biography & Pokémon Black & White Episode Titles

03-02-2011- 09:24 GMT / 04:24 EST by Serebii

Will have episode pictures later today. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 16:18 GMT
Edit @ 15:40; Victini US WiFi details | Edit @ 16:18; Episode Pictures & Biography

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White New - New WiFi Event

Nintendo has published the details of the WiFi giveaway for the Liberty Pass which gives you access to Victini for the US. In the US, you can get the Liberty Pass from launch; March 6th 2011 to April 10th 2011 making the giveaway two weeks shorter than its European equivilant. This item gives players the ability to go to Liberty Island and capture Victini. Click the image for more details

Dawn's New Journey!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the first episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Dawn decide to set off on her new journey, but she can't decide what Pokémon to take with her. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Pewter Gym - Biggest Crisis Ever!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

In addition to the above, I have done pictures from the second episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Brock having to help his brother prove himself to be a viable Gym Leader to the Pokémon League Inspector. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Character Biography - Dawn!

In The Animé Department

Character Biographies

With the new episode that just aired in Japan, I have been able to update the character biography for Dawn with a brand new Pokémon as she moves onto her new journey. Be warned though as these biographies contain major spoilers. Click the picture to go to the page

A Sandile Gusher of Change

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TV Schedule. This is the episode title for the third episode of Black & White and the 662nd episode total. This episode features Ash and Iris coming across some hot springs. This episode is to be called A Sandile Gusher of Change and is scheduled to air on the 19th of February. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

A new dub title was revealed by the MSN TVSchedule. This is the episode title for the fourth episode of Black & White and the 663rd episode total. This episode features Ash & Iris reach a Battle Club which is being stalked by a wild Pokémon. This episode is to be called The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice and is scheduled to air on the 26th of February. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

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Wednesday: Pokémon Black & White Names

02-02-2011- 12:46 GMT / 07:46 EST by Serebii

Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 12:46 GMT

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - US Pokémon Names

As some of you know, for the past few weeks, a list has been floating around the internet featuring all of the Pokémon names. All official reveals of Pokémon names have further confirmed this list and now, I am happy to be able to post a complete list of all the English language names for the Pokémon and their respective forms. The entire site has been updated to reflect these names. However, be warned that these do constitute as spoilers so only check if you really want to know them.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Pokémon Black & White Names, Dream World Launch Date + Celebi Event

01-02-2011- 07:40 GMT / 02:40 EST by Serebii

For those of you in America & Canada, the Suicune event begins today in Gamestop stores. Since Pokémon Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Last Update: 17:45 GMT
Edit @ 10:58 English Names | Edit @ 17:45; More names

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White Dream World - Gym Leader Names

Our friends at the Official Nintendo Magazine of UK has posted footage of the first Gym Battle in the english games which add a few confirmations of names. First is a Pokémon name; Lillipup (in Japan; Yooterii). However, notably they have confirmed the Gym Leaders of the first City as well as the name, Sanyou City is now known as Striaton City. The Gym Leaders vary based on your starter and are as follows; Cilan is already revealed due to the anime. Poddo will be known in English as Chili and Koon will be known in English as Cress and the badge you get in Striation City is the Trio Badge. Finally, it confirmed that the move Cheer Up is now Work Up. We'll bring more as it comes
Edit The Official Nintendo Magazine has updated again with some further information and name confirmations; Timburr (in Japan; Dokkora), Tympole (in Japan; Otamaro) and finally, another city name; Shippou City is now known as Nacrene City.

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White Dream World - Launch Date

During an interview with popular gaming site 1 Up, it was revealed that the Dream World, the browser based game that syncs up with your Pokémon Black & White games, will not be released at launch, as with the Japanese release. This is due to the team not wanting a repeat of the release in Japan where the servers got severely overloaded. At the moment, the Dream World is just due for a "Spring" release. We'll bring more as it comes. Click the image to go to our Dream World page

Celebi Event!

In The Site Department

US Event - Celebi Confirmation

Various reports of details for the US release of the Pokémon Celebi have come in through posters at Gamestop. From February 21st 2011 to March 6th 2011 you'll be able to go to Gamestop stores across America and download the Celebi to Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver. This Celebi has two special features. First, in HeartGold & SoulSilver, you can take it to Ilex Forest where you'll get to time travel and learn some of the Rocket backstory. Then, when you send to Black & White through the Transfer Machine, you'll be able to take it to the GameFreak headquarters in Castelia City and get Zorua. We'll bring more details including confirmation as soon as possible
Several other regions have had it announced as well. In Norway, it will be given away from February 14th to March 4th in Spaceworld Stores. Spain will get it from February 1st to 3rd of March in GAME stores. Other events are to be announced soon. We'll bring information as and when we get it

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