Lots of News

It’s been a week since Heart Gold and Soul Silver were released in Japan and we’ve managed to clear up some things about what’s new to the game. A lot of this information is just specifics as to stuff mentioned in the last news post. If you’re interested in any of it, head on over to the Heart Gold Soul Silver section of our forums and ask for explanations in anything you’re interested in.

In other news, the 12th movie has been given an English title. Arceus and the Jewel of Life is the third and final in the Diamond and Pearl movies, following on from The Rise of Darkrai and Giratina and the Sky Warrior. This movie will see Ash and friends in Michina Town which has a long history with the legendary Pokémon. According to legend, after the creation Pokémon gave the townspeople some of its power (the Jewel of Life mentioned in the title), the people then betrayed Arceus. As you can imagine, Arceus isn’t best pleased over this, and its rage sets to destroy the world. With the help of Dialga, Ash and co head back in time to try and undo all mistakes made.

There’s no release date yet on the 12th movie, but like the Arceus reveal itself, this reveal is a few months earlier than it has traditionally been in previous years, leading me to believe that it could be released earlier than the Easter/early spring release the movies usually get.

Speaking of Arceus, the creation Pokémon is the subject of the next TCG set due for release on November 4th. Platinum – Arceus will have over 100 cards, including multiple energy types of the main Pokémon itself.

Back to Heart Gold and Soul Silver, a couple of the things we’ve learned is that a lot of Sinnoh and Hoenn Pokémon show up in the wild. During the bug contest in the National Park, if you try it on a Thursday or a Saturday after you get the national dex, Hoenn and Sinnoh bug types will show up, including Wurmple and Kricketot. Also after getting the national dex, the music channel will play either the Hoenn sound on Wednesday or the Sinnoh sound on Thursday. Played in various areas across Johto and Kanto, these two sounds can make either Hoenn or Sinnoh Pokémon show up in the wild.

Also, if you’ve got a copy of HG or SS, don’t forget to download the special Yellow Forest Pokéwalker course. This course features a lot of Pikachu, some of which may know surf and fly… otherwise impossible moves for a Pikachu to know.

That’s all for the moment, we might update with some more HG/SS news/features/explanations soon. Otherwise, more news when we learn it.

Twelfth Movie Preview Shows Glimpse of Thirteenth Movie

An early screening of the Twelfth Pokemon movie shown yesterday revealed a glimpse of Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver footage, as well as a sneak peek at the thirteenth Pokemon movie. Not much is known about this movie so far, apart from the fact that it features Lugia and Ho-Oh, which is almost certainly in reference to the Heart Gold/Soul Silver games. The trailer also featured the three legendary dogs and the Red Gyarados from Gold/Silver in 3D. This would seem to suggest Red Gyarados will be present in Heart Gold/Soul Silver.

Arceus: To the Conquering of Space-Time will be released on 18th July across Japanese cinemas and is undated elsewhere. To see the full trailer, click the link below.

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New Pokemon to be revealed?

It’s been a while since we learnt about any new Pokemon, even longer if you don’t count the aditional forms some Pokemon can turn into on Platinum version. However we could be finding out about 3 new Pokemon really soon.

The 12th movie’s official site has updated with info on Arceus and the Pikachu coloured Pichu. It’s also updated with some promotional merchandise for the film, including a range of 14 keychains. Howerver 3 of the keychains are blanked out, with question marks covering them (as shown in the picture bellow) 


Could this be a hint as to three new Pokemon going to be revealed in the new movie? Well yes, revealing new Pokemon for the next generation of games has been a tradition of the Movies since the very first one came out revealing Marill and Snubbull (ok, so it was actually the little Pikachu short that went with the movie, but the point is valid). Alternativly, the keychains could contain new Forme’s for Pokemon to turn into, as apposed to being brand new Pokemon.

As soon as we learn what those three are, we’ll let you know about them.

Just A Quick Update

Sorry about the lack of updates recently around the site. Along with the lack of news in relation to Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, we’ve been busy behind the scenes working on our upcoming Pokédex. Details on that later…


First up, this year’s Pikachu Short Movie has been announced. Pikachu’s Great Sparking Search will be aired on ANA flights during August, and will likely end up on the 12th Movie’s DVD when that is eventually released. This short features Pikachu and Piplup getting separated from the gang and bumping into a Smoochum and a Notched Eared Pichu who are fighting over a gift that has disappeared. The search is on for the missing present.


We’ve also got a few Anime episode titles. In Japan, after Ash and Paul battle it out, the gang stick around Lake Aucity and meet Uxie. Title for episode 601 is Yukishii’s Shadow and will air June 25th. (Yukishii is Uxie’s Japanese name, in case you didn’t know).


In the US, Pokemon D/P: Galactic Battles ticks on with titles for episodes 5 and 6 announced.

Episode 5: Leading A Stray airs on June 6th where Ash and co find a Wailmer trapped in the sewers of Canalave City.

Episode 6: Steeling Piece of Mind! airs on June 13th and finds the gang on Iron Island where, along with Riley and Barry they discover a Team Galactic plot involving all the steel Pokemon there.


Lastly, we know that Australia will also be getting the Secret Key for Rotom’s extra forms over wi-fi at the same time as Europe will be (June 8th-July 19th) along with a physical Nintendo tour hitting Target and Toys R Us stores between June 25th and July 8th. Check the Australian Pokemon Site for further details.


And that’s a quick round up of what we haven’t updated with in the last few days. Nintendo’s E3 Conference is tomorrow, its highly unlikely Pokemon HG/SS will appear, but you never know – we’ll bring you any Pokemon related E3 news ASAP

Helps If I Read the TV Guide Completely

In an amendment to the previous post, another Pokemon Movie premier is set to appear on UK TV channel Jetix. Pokemon 4Ever, which as the title references is the 4th Pokemon movie, will air on Sunday 24th May at 9am, before the 10th movie (at 10.30am) and the 11th movie (at 12.30pm) – now that’s a movie marathon.

I could be wrong with this (and if I am, leave a comment), but I believe that this is the first time that Pokemon 4Ever has been shown on UK Television. Either way, its proving that Jetix is committed to becoming the new UK home for Pokemon.

Pokemon 11 Movie UK Air Date

The 11th Pokemon Movie: Giratina and the Sky Warrior is scheduled to air on the UK channel Jetix on Saturday May 23rd at 9am, probably to celebrate the release of Pokemon Platinum on Friday. The movie features Ash, Pikachu and traveling companions coming across a Shaymin on thier travels after it gets in the middle of a battle between Giratina and Dialga. During the movie, Ash and friends end up in the reverse world that Giratina inhabits in its Origine Form. But while Giratina want’s Shaymin for its own purposes, there is somebody out there who wants the power Giratina posseses and will do anything to take it. During the course of the movie, Shaymin also changes to its Sky Forme.

The movie will be repeated on Sunday at 12.30pm, after a showing of the 10th Movie: The Rise of Darkrai at 10.30am, the events in that moive influence the events that take place in the 11th movie.

In other Anime news, in a few weeks time Pokemon will air its 600th episode in Japan. To celebrate, the 599 and 600 will be a two part massive battle between Ash (or Satoshi as he’s known in Japan) and his main Sinnoh rival Paul(known better as Shinji in Japan), the episodes are entitled ‘Full Batte! Shinji Vs Satoshi (Part One)’ and ‘Full Batte! Shinji Vs Satoshi (Part Two)’ and will air on the 11th and 18th of June respectivly.

More when we learn it

Release Schedule (2)

Time for another Pokemon calendar update. Quite a few important dates to add.


April 17th – May 11th: Japanese Platinum owners can use the Wi-Fi Mystery Gift option to download ‘Oak’s Letter’. Taking this key item to Route 224 will allow you to encounter, battle and catch Shaymin in the game. No US/European date set for this item to appear yet.


April 18th: Good News! New Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is released. Bad News, Explorers of the Sky (as it’s known) is only out in Japan so far… No USA/European Release Date has been announced yet.


April 18th – July 17th: Pre-order your tickets to see the 12th movie in Japan, and you can download a ‘Pikachu Coloured Pichu’ or ‘Shiny Pichu’ to the rest of the world. Comes at level 30 and knows Charge, Volt Tackle, Endeavor and Endure and holding an Everstone.


April 19th – April 26th: Participating Toy’s R Us stores in the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico will allow you to download the Secret Key item onto your platinum game via the wireless wonder card system. This Platinum exclusive item will allow you to gain access to a secret room in Team Galactic’s Vailstone HQ, inside this room you will be able to change Rotom’s form. This wireless download is helpful for those that don’t have Wi-Fi and are unable to get….


April 20th – May 12th: The Secret Key is available via the Wi-Fi Mystery Gift option for American Platinum Owners. The Different Forms of Rotom all have they’re own special move they can learn, along with boosted base stats. You can change Rotom’s form as many times as you like, but you can only have 1 Rotom of a specific type at any one time. No European date set for this item to appear yet


May 20th: New Pokemon TCG set, Rising Rivals is released. This new set will feature 110 cards, and includes all 5 of the new Rotom Forms


May 22nd: European release of Pokemon Platinum. Finally! Hopefully the dates to download the Secret Key over Wi-Fi won’t be too far behind. Also don’t forget that if you pre-order the game at a Game store, you can get a cool bonus figure of Giratina’s Origin Forme


July 8th: The Jap’s are a couple of TCG sets ahead of the rest of the world, and with the 12th movie about to be released over there, its no real surprise that their latest set will feature Arceus. Arceus Kourin (The Advent of Arceus). Usually they release a 2×30 card theme decks in the same package (kind of like our starter decks), however this time the Japanese are taking a page out of the western world and having 2 separate 60 card theme decks. Both feature an Arceus Lv X card.


July 18th: the 12th Movie, currently known as Arceus: Toward a Conquered Space and Time, is released in movie theatres. Don’t expect to see it in English until next year. Also Arceus will finally be available to those who go to see the movie, finally completing people’s Pokedex’s. The Arceus is Lv100 and have the special moves of Dialga, Palkia and Giratina (Roar of Time, Special Rend and Shadow Force) along with its own special move, Judgement. It’s in a cherish ball and is holding a Rowap Berry

Along with the main star Arceus, the Movie itself is known to feature Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, new Female Pichu (known as the notched ear Pichu due to the notch in its ear), Heatran, and the Johto Starters (a hint as to what’s next for Pokemon maybe?)


 That’s all we’ve got for now, we’ll update this stuff in a month or so with new dates and info

More Information on Twelfth Pokemon Movie

Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime Poster

Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime Poster

Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime Poster

Some more information has come in regarding the twelfth Pokemon movie. Three voice actors have been confirmed: Akihiro Miwa, Kii Kitano and Masahiro Takashima. Who the latter two will voice is currently unknown, but it has been confirmed that Arceus will be voiced by Akihiro Miwa, better known for his work in Princess Mononoke.

More information has also been revealed regarding the Pichu and Arceus due to be given away with the movie.

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Twelfth Movie Pokemon Giveaway

Apologies for being late on this update as staff are currently pre-occupied with getting the Pokédex up and running as soon as possible.

Anyway, leaked scans from CoroCoro indicate that two Pokemon will be given away with the Twelfth Pokemon movie, Arceus: To A Conquering Spacetime, out in Japan on 18 July 2009. These two Pokemon are Arceus and a shiny Pichu.



The Pichu will be at level 30 and will come with the following moves:

  • Charm
  • Endeavor
  • Volt Tackle
  • Charge


Arceus will come at level 100 and will know the following moves:

  • Judgment
  • Roar of Time
  • Spacial Rend
  • Shadow Force

It will also be holding the Rowap Berry, the only berry so far unavailable through legitimate means.

Extra Air Date

In an amendmet to the previous post (see below) Pokemon.com is saying that the 11th Pokemon movie Giratina and the Sky Warrior will be aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S on Friday the 13th of February at 7pm (not sure if thats a specific time zone or if it releates to all of them – better check your TV guides to make sure you dont miss it).

The movie will be repeated on the previously announced Sunday the 15th February at the same time of 7pm.