Friday: Episode Pictures

31-10-2008- 09:28 GMT / 05:28 EDT by Serebii

Hope you all have a happy halloween

Turtwig, Grotle...and Torterra!

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, we have the pictures from the episode that aired yesterday in Japan. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting up with Paul. Ash is eager to trainer and challenges Paul to a battle. Hwoever, his Turtwig is not evenly matched... Click the pictures in order to go to the pictures of the episode. Be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Pokédex Update - Platinum Locations

30-10-2008- 20:45 GMT / 16:45 EDT by Serebii

Should have episode pictures ready for tomorrow should things go smoothly

Serebii.net Pokédex Upgrade

In The Pokédex Department

Serebii.net Pokédex Upgrade

Being something that has been requested since Platinum's release last month, with thanks to Sabresite for the extracted data, I have compiled location data for all the wild Pokémon within Pokémon Platinum. This includes timeshift changes which are noted as such, Swarms, PokéRadar specials, GBA insertion, Interactions and Honey Trees. This in-depth data will be located by clicking the details link next to the text based location data on the main page of the Pokémon that you wish to see. Click the picture to the right to go to the Serebii.net DPPt Pokédex and navigate from there

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Wednesday: Character Biography

29-10-2008- 14:50 GMT / 10:50 EDT by Serebii

The server moves have been completed and most of your browsers should have propogated over to them by now, you'd know because you will be seeing this update. Luckily these servers are of a higher spec. over the last ones and so lag on the Site and the Forums should be reduced dramatically. That said, there will still likely be some glitches while we configure everything to perfection so please bare with us. Please note that the e-mail system has yet to become fully functional so I'll be unable to respond to any e-mails for the time being As well as the project, I'm working on a much requested Pokédex enhancement regarding Platinum so be sure to check that. It should be up tomorrow or Friday, Monday at the very latest.

Anime Character Biography - Aaron

In The Animé Department

Character Biography - Aaron

Appearing in last week's Japanese episode, Aaron marks himself as the second of the Sinnoh Elite Four to make an appearance within the anime. Due to his importance in the ethos of Pokémon in general, I have created a biography for him. Click the picture to go to the page but be warned, as it does contain spoilers.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: New Server - No News

28-10-2008- 15:46 GMT / 10:46 EDT by Serebii

In The Site Department

No News

Sorry that there is no updated page and/or section in today's update. For today and yesterday, I have been focused on the transfer of the site and the forums over to the new domain. If you are seeing this message, then that means you are on the new domain. As it is a new server, it will be a while before we have all the settings back for optimum efficiency so please bare with us on that. However, there should be no major issue for you with this, but oad times may be a bit slower until we have it fixed. Tomorrow, I will endeavor to have a decent update up so be sure to check back

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Game Mechanics & Pokémon of the Week

26-10-2008- 10:08 GMT / 06:08 EDT by Serebii

We shall be moving server tomorrow...the forums will be down during the process of the transfer, but the site shall remain up and it'll be completely seamless. The project is also still on track for release around this time next month, if not sooner.

Game Mechanics: Alternate Forms

In The Game Mechanics Department

Alternate Forms

Although I am very late in updating this page, I figure I should let you guys know about it. I have updated the Alternate Form page in the Game Mechanic section to include further details on Giratina & Shaymin as well as details on Rotom. This includes their multiplayer compatibility and various other bits of information. Click the picture to go to the page

Pokémon of the Week - Rotom

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our eighty-fifth Pokémon. The Pokémon being covered today, a ghost Pokémon for Halloween, is Rotom, the Plasma Pokémon. Rotom is a special Pokémon in that in Pokémon Platinum it was given an extra five forms. However, as there's little difference between the forms; one move and stats boosted, we have done all the forms within this one page. Rotom can possess devices and utilise them to boost its power with varied attacks. It was named by Pluto of Team Galactic, who also helped it with the possession of devices after seeing it possess a toy he once had. So here it is, the eighty-fifth featured Pokémon, Rotom.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Episode Titles

25-10-2008- 16:18 BST / 11:18 EDT by Serebii

There's the possibility of the server the site is on having to be changed at some point in the next week. chances are that it will happen seamlessly and you won't even notice a thing. However, there is the chance the site will go down so, if that happens, do not worry as the site will be back as soon as possible

Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu (1) Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu (2)

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The Cartoon Network schedule has today revealed the episode title for the nineteenth episode of this season and the 539th episode total and due to its nature, the one after that. These episodes are the two episodes of the animé that tie in with Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. They are to be called Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu (1) & Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu (2) respectively and are set to air on November 8th and November 15th respectively. Sequentially, they should have aired two months ago, but Cartoon Network delayed them to tie in with the release of Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia in the US. These episodes feature Hunter J returning and kidnapping an Aura Sphere knowing Riolu and its up to Ash & Co. and a Pokémon Ranger to save it.. Click the pictures for synopsis and episode pictures;

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Friday: Episode Pictures

24-10-2008- 08:06 BST / 03:06 EDT by Serebii

I've actually got quite far in the project over the past couple of days and it is starting to look really snazzy.

Elite Four Aaron! Forest of Seperate Encounters!

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, we have the pictures from the episode that aired yesterday in Japan. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting up with Elite Four member Aaron and finding out about a Pokémon he once let go and now regrets letting go. Click the pictures in order to go to the pictures of the episode. Be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Character BIO Update

23-10-2008- 13:19 BST / 08:19 EDT by Serebii

Chances are I will ammend this update with more stuff later on so be sure to check back. Should have episode pictures tomorrow if all goes well as well.

Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Extra Missions

In The Anime Department

Character BIO Update

Today's Japanese episode has revealed an update to Ash's Pokémon roster. This is a Pokémon that many people have speculated to appear in his roster as of late. As such, it has been added to his bio. Be warned as this contains massive spoilers for next week's japanese episode. Click the picture to view

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Ranger Mission Dates confirmed

22-10-2008- 10:57 BST / 05:57 EDT by Serebii

I've begun work on the front end of the projcet now and it's looking pretty good. Will still be a while before it's live, but until then, it's all good

Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Extra Missions

In The Games Department

Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Extra Mission Dates Confirmed

Just a few days after the confirmation of their existence within the US game (and the European game), Nintendo Power has revealed the dates for the first two special Wi-Fi Missions for Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. The first two Wi-Fi missions, featuring a Manaphy Egg and Riolu will be available from the launch of the game all the way up until January 31st 2009 in the United States. After that point, you will not be able to get the missions so make sure you go onto WiFi and download the missions as soon as possible. These two missions are special in the fact that they are two of the three missions that will give you special Pokémon to send over to your Diamond, Pearl or Platinum games. In this case, a Manaphy Egg and a special Aura Sphere knowing Riolu. Click the picture for details on these missions and the gifts

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Ranch Update News & Game Mechanics

21-10-2008- 10:39 BST / 05:39 EDT by Serebii

Nine years ago today, I begun work on this site...hard to think that almost a decade has passed.

Ranch: Platinum Update

In The Games Department

My Pokémon Ranch - Platinum Update

A leaflet has hit japanese image boards this morning detailling the various aspects of the upcoming My Pokémon Ranch update that hits Japan next month. This update gives My Pokémon Ranch full compatibility with Pokémon Platinum. It is a free update for those who have already purchased the game, and replaces the current version at the same cost as before. There are various additions to it and they are as follows:

  • Maximum Storage amount upgraded from 1,000 to 1,500
  • Giratina's Origin Forme depositiable
  • Shaymin Sky Forme appears
There is likely even more to it, such as the Rotom forms, but that has yet to be revealed. it is also unknown how Shaymin Sky Forme will work within the game since it reverts to Land Forme when you deposit it into the box in Platinum. It is possible it will automatically change form at random times while in the Ranch in a similar manner to Cherrim & Castform. We'll bring you more on this when it appears

Game Mechanics: Magnitude

In The Game Mechanics Department

Magnitude

another common attack I get asked about is the attack Magnitude. Magnitude has 7 different levels of power within the attacks chosen at random with various different rates. As such, I have created a page detailling all of this in order to help you out. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Ranger News & Pokémon of the Week

19-10-2008- 10:32 BST / 05:32 EDT by Serebii

Back to work on the project today...hoping to have a working prototype sorted soon which will then make it much easier to adapt in time for release.

Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Extra Missions

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Extra Missions

Although it was pretty much a given that Nintendo was going to keep it, ther ewere still doubts as to it actually happening. Nintendo has recently confirmed that both the US and the European versions of the upcoming Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, due for release next month in both regions, will feature the six extra missions, all given over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in the same manner as the Japanese Version. It is likely that the release of these missions will be one after another in the same way as the Japanese Release. When we have dates for the missions release, we will post them here. Click the picture to go to a list of the missions and the extra prizes you may get for them

Pokémon of the Week - Starmie

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our eighty-fourth Pokémon. The Pokémon being covered today is Starmie, the Mysterious Pokémon. Starmie is the fully evolved form of the Pokémon Staryu. It was first seen during gameplay in Red/Blue as Misty's second Pokémon. Due to its shape and the gem sending out signals into the night sky, many believe that Starmie's origins are actually extra terrestrial. So here it is, the eighty-fourth featured Pokémon, Starmie.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Episode Pictures & Title

18-10-2008- 15:46 BST / 10:46 EDT by Serebii

There has been a delay in the episode pictures. Do not worry as we shall get them up as soon as humanly possible so be sure to check back.
Edit @ 21:30; Episode Pictures done.

The Unidentified Floating Monster!

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, we have the pictures from the episode that aired thursday in Japan. TThis episode features Ash & Co. investigating reports of a floating Pokémon haunting Solaceon Town during the nights. Click the pictures in order to go to the pictures of the episode. Be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Cream of the Croagunk Crop!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The Cartoon Network schedule has today revealed the episode title for the thirtieth episode of this season and the 550th episode total. This episode features Ash & Co's arrival in Pastoria City. They meet Crasher Wake and find its the time for a Croagunk Festival, which Brock enters. The episode is called Cream of the Croagunk Crop! and is scheduled to air in two weeks in America. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

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Thursday: 11th Movie Promo Cards

16-10-2008- 19:16 BST / 14:16 EDT by Serebii

News is back on its very slow path now and its expected to last like this for a while. Do not fear however, as I shall continue to update where-ever possible. Expect episode pictures tomorrow

Pokémon The Movie 2008: Giratina & The Bouquet of the Icy Sky - Shaymin Promo Cards

In The TCG Department

Pokémon The Movie 2008: Giratina & The Bouquet of the Icy Sky - Shaymin Promo Cards

As you may know if you have been keeping track of things here, our usual Movie Guide writer, Altomare Latios, was unable to go to Japan this year to see the movie and thus get the special promo cards. However, Tokoyami has kindly scanned in their own cards and given us the scans and the translations for this set and so I have created pages in the same vein as past sets for it. Click the picture to go to the page.

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Wednesday: Contest Accessories & Episode Titles

15-10-2008- 14:50 BST / 09:50 EDT by Serebii

Still majorly working on the project, it's looking really good now

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl & Platinum - Accessories

In The Games Department

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl & Platinum - Accessories

A common question that I have been asked is what each accessory gives what points in what theme in the Super Contests. With that in mind, I have finally compiled a list detailling each of the Accessories in tghe game and what they boost using a helpful colour co-ordinated table. It has been added to both the Platinum & the Diamond/Pearl sections. Click the picture to go to the page

In The Anime Department

Japanese Episode Titles

Three new japanese Episode Titles have been revealed for three episodes set to air on November 6th, 13th & 20th respectively. Little else is known about these episodes at this time:

Episode 569: Rival Trainer Jun Appears!
Episode 570: Hearthome Gym! VS Fantina!
Episode 571: Chaotic Melee in Canalave City!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: No News

14-10-2008- 19:32 BST / 14:32 EDT by Serebii

In The Site Department

No News

Just a small note as there has been no news as of late. Unfortunately, I have been hard at work on the project, which is coming along really well and on track for a late November release, and have been unable to create any extra pages for the site during that time. I will, however, endeavour to get some content up for tomorrow so be sure to check back for that. Until then, as usual, if you have any suggestions for things to add, do not hesitate to send them my way.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: New Events, Episode Title & Pokémon of the Week

12-10-2008- 11:00 BST / 06:00 EDT by Serebii

Things have been hectic around here the past couple of days so I havent had that much time to focus on site stuff. Sorry.

In The Games Department

Several Event Notices

Just a quick small note. The official site has revealed that from 12pm to 4pm on November 8th and 9th, in Toys 'R' Us stores across North America, you will have the ability to download a special Dragonite. This Dragonite is at Level 50 and so is at a lower level than any other Dragonite, barring Lance's Dragonites in Johto.
Nintendo of Australia have also announced that they will be giving away Darkrai at select Target stores from October 30th to November 9th. Presumably this Darkrai will be the same as the Darkrai's given away elsewhere in the world.

Chim-Charred!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The Cartoon Network schedule has today revealed the episode title for the twenty-nineth episode of this season and the 549th episode total. This episode features a conflict between Ash & Paul resulting in Chimchar going beserk with its powers. The episode is called Chim-Charred and is scheduled to air in two weeks in America. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Pokémon of the Week - Armaldo

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our eighty-second Pokémon. The Pokémon being covered today is Armaldo, the Plate Pokémon. Armaldo is the fully evolved form of one of the two Fossil Pokémon from Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald. With its unique Rock/Bug type, it manages to hold its own against many types of Pokémon. It is a land dweller with massive claws that have the power to punch through a steel slab. So here it is, the eighty-third featured Pokémon, Armaldo.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: IV Calculator Updated

10-10-2008- 13:48 BST / 08:48 EDT by Serebii

The Project is going well, if it continues to go well then I project it should be up around the end of November

Platinum - IV Calculator

In The Games Department

Pokémon Platinum - IV Calculator

Well, Arty2 has updated our IV calculator to include the new Pokémon forms that were included within Pokémon Platinum. There have also been a few fixes to it to make it even more accurate. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Platinum Villa

08-10-2008- 17:29 BST / 12:29 EDT by Serebii

Kinda let this one slip back and back until I almost forgot about it. Sorry about that. I have been working extra hard on the project and the main part of the back-end is almost done

Platinum - The Villa

In The Games Department

Pokémon Platinum - The Villa

During our coverage, we let you know about the Villa that you obtain in Pokémon Platinum and I wrote a page detailling this. However, more data has become known including more items and various new means to get the items within the villa. Some of these are really tricky and long winded which is why we do not have the sprites for them just yet. We are constantly working on it so don't worry. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Character BIOs & Ranger News

07-10-2008- 20:31 BST / 15:31 EDT by Serebii

Slow news again. However, I will try to get something Platinum related tomorrow or thursday so be sure to check back
Edit @ 21:52 BST; Small bit of Ranger News

Cynthia! Saturn!
Mars! Jupiter!

In The Anime Department

Character BIOs

As last weeks episodes had a few major characters that are new to the Animé and an update to another one, I have decided to update Cynthia's BIO and create a BIO for the three Team Galactic Commanders that made an appearance; Saturn, Jupiter & Mars. They all have new Pokémon added to it. However, the BIOs do contain major plot points from the episode so only check if you do not mind. Click the respective picture to go to the BIO pages

Ranger: Shadows of Almia!

In The Games Department

Ranger: Shadows of Almia News

A small bit of news seemed to slip under my radar the past couple of days. It seems that the english name of the evil team in Almia has been revealed. Originally known as Team Yamiyami in the Japanese versions, according to the official site, the team is now to be known as Team Dim Sun. Their objective is to awaken Darkrai and suck in the world. For more information on the upcoming Ranger: Shadows of Almia, visit our section by clicking on the picture.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Episode Title & Pokémon of the Week

05-10-2008- 10:22 BST / 05:22 EDT by Serebii

The project is taking shape nicely. I apologise for the episode picture delay

Thief That Keeps On Thieving!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The Cartoon Network schedule has today revealed the episode title for the twenty-eighth episode of this season and the 548th episode total. This episode features Team Rocket finally capturing a Pokémon for Giovanni while Ash & Co. help a fellow trainer capture a Pokémon he has long coveted. The episode is called Thief That Keeps On Thieving! and is scheduled to air in two weeks in America. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Pokémon of the Week - Donphan

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our eighty-second Pokémon. IThe Pokémon being covered today is Donphan, the Armor Pokémon. Donphan was among the first of the 2nd Generation Pokémon that became known to the public and made its debut in the first movie. As a pure ground type, it does have a few weaknesses, but it is a strong and sturdy Pokémon. So here it is, the eighty-second featured Pokémon, Donphan.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Episode & Intro Pictures

04-10-2008- 08:42 BST / 03:42 EDT by Serebii

The project is taking shape nicely. I apologise for the episode picture delay

The Charge of Team Galactic The Charge of Team Galactic!

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, we have the pictures from the two episodes that aired thursday in Japan. These episodes are a two parter and feature Team Galactic and their attempts to get the Adamant & Lustrous Orbs from the ruins of CelesticTown. Click the respective pictures in order to view the pictures of the episode. Be warned however as they contain spoilers;

High Touch!

In The Anime Department

Intro Pictures

A new Intro also aired with these episodes. This intro replaces the Diamond & Pearl intro; Together which has been airing in front of the episodes for all of the Diamond & Pearl episodes thus far. It is likely that it too will be updated with capture spoilers as time goes on. Click the picture to go to the gallery.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday's 2nd Update: Platinum Items

02-10-2008- 19:13 BST / 14:13 EDT by Serebii

Should have episode pictures tomorrow so be sure to check back

Pokémon Platinum - Item List

In The Games Department

Platinum - Item List

Many of you have been clamouring for this for weeks and so I have put up the Pokémon Platinum item list including locations for the major item sets. However, as I used the Diamond & Pearl template, it is possible that there will be some left-over data. However, I do believe I have got all the changes up there but if you find something I have missed, then just send me an e-mail to let me know. This includes all the new Key Items, Evolution Items, Hold Items, Healing Items and more. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: New DS Model Announced

02-10-2008- 08:53 BST / 03:53 EDT by Serebii

A bit late I know, but thats what time zones does to you. Will likely update again later

Nintendo DSi

In The Games Department

New DS Model Announced

Nintendo today announced a new DS model at their conference in Japan. This model is called the Nintendo DSi and has a few notable improvements over the Nintendo DS Lite. Notable, media support with an SD card reader and two built in cameras. However, it does lack a GBA slot so those of you who still have Pokémon to send over from the GBA games, do not get rid of your current DS. There is also an online store for it in the same vein as the Wii Shop Channel and uses the same currency for DSiWare. Software on it will cost 0, 200, 500 or 800 points. Could this also be for a GameBoy Virtual Console? (Note; that is speculation on my part). Essentially it is just an improved version of the DS Lite, but with these improvements, it may well be worth getting. It is set for release in Japan on November 1st 2008 with US and EU releases to follow in Early 2009.

Until Next Time, See Ya

 
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