More CoroCoro Info

Several new scans have been released from this month’s CoroCoro magazine revealing a wealth of new features for Black and White. First of all, we’ll cover something we missed in the last batch of scanns. In the first 2 pictures after the jump in our last article, one showed the Black City while the second showed the White Forest. These two areas are version exclusive, although we don’t know which area will appear in which version. They should, however, appear in the same place.

An amendment has been made to 2 Pokémon names. the error occurred due to the placement of the name in one of the scans, but it turns out that Rankurusu is the Green Cell like Pokémon, not the Black Purple Humanoid one, which is Gochiruzeru, we (and everyone else in the Pokémon fan community) apologise for any confusion from this.

Right, onto the next bacth of scans. First of all we have a new move announced, Magic Room. This can be learnt by Rankurusu (the green one, remember), and basically negates all effect by held items (both yours and your opponents).

We know a bit more about 3 on 3 battles. Apparently, placement will play a big part in these battles, making them even more strategic. It looks like who ever is in the front of your party will be in the middle of the battle, and that damage from attacks can be different depending on where the Pokémon is positioned in a battle. You should be able to change the positions of the Pokémon around during a battle (but that’s not confirmed yet)

There’s a big building in the middle of the Isshu region where something called ‘High Link’ will be available. This option seems more like something from the Mystery Dungeon games, allowing you to take missions to help out other players, although exactly how this works is unknown.

Want to know what the DSi exclusive feature is? Well this month’s CoroCoro reveals that an item called a TV Transceiver will allow you to use a function called ‘Live Caster’ – this will use the DSi (and 3DS) camera to do video chat with other users. Over Wi-Fi you’ll only be able to do 2 player, but over local wireless you’ll be able to do up to 4 people in a video chat.

Interestingly, it looks like there will be a 3DS exclusive feature as well, using the 3DS’s internal version of the Tag Mode communication method. Dubbed ‘Passing By’ in Black and White, it will allow you to help other people as you pass by them once you advance on your journey. Exactly how is unknown, and its not 100% confirmed this is using the 3DS version of tag mode (meaning you don’t need the game in the console) or if its the standard version requiring the game to be put into sleep mode which is used in various DS games currently (such as Nintendogs, where it was first introduced).

That’s all we have now, check out the latest batch of CoroCoro scans after the jump (they’re not much to look at unless you read Japanese)

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Latest CoroCoro leaks new Pokémon

The July issue of CoroCoro has just leaked on and as expected it reveals some new Pokémon, including the one featured in a silhouette on Pokémon Sunday mentioned below.

Wooguru - ウォーグル

The first scan shows off Wooguru (ウォーグル), the ‘Valour’ Pokémon. It is a Normal/Flying type weighing 41kg and standing 1.5m tall. Its ability is Keen Eye and can learn a new attack known as Free Fall (フリーフォール). It is a two-turn move that involves picking a Pokémon up, flying up and then dropping it on the next turn.

The scan also reveals the names of two previously known Pokémon.

  Rankurusu [ランクルス] (background) & Gochiruzeru [ゴチルゼル] (foreground)

Rankurusu (ランクルス) in the background & Gochiruzeru (ゴチルゼル) in the foreground

Gochiruzeru (ゴチルゼル) – The green cell like Pokémon from which it partly derives its namesake.

Rankurusu (ランクルス) – The black/purple humanshape Pokémon with a name partly derived from ‘chaos’. It is a psychic type, 1.6m tall and one of its possible abilities is Magic Guard.

Musharna (ムシャーナ) (the Pokémon) & Makomo (マコモ), a friend of Professor Araragi.

Musharna (ムシャーナ) above is revealed as the evolution of Munna which has been previously revealed. It has something to do with Dream Smoke (ゆめのけむり) which may have something to do with the Pokémon GTS but right now not much is known.

Kibago (キバゴ) top, Koromori (コロモリ) middle and Minezumi (ミネズミ) bottom

There are some more scans but they don’t reveal any new Pokémon or ground breaking new info – hit the jump for them.

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More New Pokemon coming soon and a new Japanese Wi-Fi Download on the horrizon

Ok, so we’ve just filled you in on some of the new Pokémon that have been leaked during the past week or so, we’ll there looks like there are even more on the horrizon. Pokémon Sunday this week showed another sillouete in a teaser for next weeks show, saying they have more Black and White footage to reveal. The sillouete does not match any of the Pokémon being leaked so far, so we’re guaranteed to know about 1 new pokemon in the next week. However the way it was worded made it sound like they will reveal even more Pokémon, which means we could get confirmation (along with names and other vital bits of info) on some of the Pokémon posted in the previous post.

We’re also expecting the next issue of CoroCoro magazine soon. While not officially released until next week, the info and some scans are usually leaked a few days earlier and usually contains all the info Pokémon Sunday is due to show, so expect More New Pokémon sometime during this week.

In other news, Japan currently has a Wi-Fi event going on that will allow any Japenese Pokémon DS game to download a Scizor representing the one owned by Goon, a henchman in the new 13th movie Ruller of Illusions: Zoroark. This event finishes on the 14th July, so if you have a Japanese copy of any DS Pokémon game, you might want to get on Wi-Fi quickly to download it. On the 15th July, a new Wi-Fi event will occur on the Japanese games. Representing Satoshi’s main Pokémon (that’s Ash Ketchum to you or me), a Lv 50 Pikachu will be available to download. Holding a Light Ball, it will know the moves Volt Tackle, Iron Tail, Quick Attack and Thunderbolt. It will apparently have the Naughty Nature. The event will be available until August 10th.

That’s all we have now, we’ll bring you more news as soon as we can

June Issue of CoroCoro Magazine Reveals a LOT of new Pokémon

At the end of last month’s issue of CoroCoro Magazine, they teased that they would reveal 2 things, one how to get Zorua in Black and White, and 2 was they would reveal a new Pokémon – they lied… they revealed a whole load of new Pokémon.

First up, Chiramii, who is classed as the Chinchilla Pokémon. A Normal type, it’s 0.4 meters tall and weighs 5.8kg (that’s 1’4″ and 12.8lbs). It has the abilities Cute Charm and Technician. It will also know a new move, Sweet Slap, which will hit the opponent several times.

This strange pink blob is Munna, the Dream Eater Pokémon. As a Psychic Type, its 0.6 meters tall and weighs 23.3kg (that’s 2’00” and 51.4lbs). It has the abilities Forewarn and Syncronize. It also knows another new move, Telekinesis, which will hold the opponent floating in the air.

Number 3 on our list today is Giaru, the Gear Pokémon. A pure Steel Type, it will be 0.3m tall and 21.0kg in weight (or 1’00” and 46.2lbs). It will know either the Plus or Minus abilities. It will have yet another new move, Gear Saucer, where it will hit the foe several times with 2 gears.

This little guy is called Mamepato, the Baby Pidgeon Pokémon. It’s a Normal and Flying type and will be 0.3m tall and weighs 2.1kg (1’00” and 4.6lbs). It will have the Super Luck ability and a new ability called Pidgeon Breast, which will prevent defense from being lowered. No moves are known for Mamepato yet.

Hihidaruma is the Flaming Pokémon, and obviously a fire type. It will be 1.3m tall and weigh 92.9kg (4’03” and 204.8lbs). It will have a new ability called Encourage, which we currently do not know what it does. No moves are known for this Pokémon yet

Shimama is the Charged Pokémon. An Electric Type It’s 0.8m tall and weighs 29.8kg (2’07” and 65.7lbs). The abilities it could have are Lightning Rod and Motor Drive. A new move it will know will be Wild Volt, which does large damage, but will also hurt Shimama.

Lastly (so far) is Meguroko, The Desert Crocodile Pokémon. It will be a Ground and Dark type, standing at 0.7m tall and 15.2kg in weight (2’4″ and 33.5lbs). Its abilities are Intimidate and a new one, Earthquake Spiral, which will increase attack when the user KO’s an oppoent – useful for large battles.

We also now know the full stats for the legendary Pokémon, Reshiram and Zekrom. Reshiram is the White Yang Pokémon, will be a Dragon and Fire Type, will be 3.2m tall and 330kg (10’6″ and 727.5lbs) It has the Turbo Blaze ability. Zekrom is the Black Yin Pokémon, it is Dragon and Electric type as the recent rumours suggested, will be 2.9m tall and 345kg in weight (9’06” and 760.6lbs). It will have the Terra Voltage ability. We do not know yet what either ability does yet

In other revealed information:

This lady is Professor Araragi, the Pokémon Professor for the region of Isshu. In one of the screens, she has a Chiramii which she shows during the intro speach when you start a new game. We here at the Pika Club suggested that the 5th gen games should have a female professor back in August 2009, before Black and White were even known to be about. Ok, so she looks different, but we suggested a radical suggestion that the games are going in.

Black and White will feature a new item called C Gear which will have “various connection capabilities” – although nobody knows exactly what that means. Next to the screen that reveals this item, the magazine reads “What’s this screen!?… It looks like a new wireless feature was added!”

Speaking of new wireless features (we don’t know if that’s connected to the C Gear or not), there’s a new feature called Random Match in the Global Terminal which allows you to randomly battle anybody (it says from all over the country, though it also says that international players will join in spring 2011, so it will most likely be a world wide random matching). Speaking of Global Terminals, they are now found INSIDE the Pokémon Centers, they’re found upstairs where the old Union Rooms were, we do not know if the Union Rooms are still included or not as a result.

Lastly, Zorua. CoroCoro Magazine revealed last month that it would reveal how to get Zorua in Black and White and they’ve delivered. Zoroark is captured via Transfering the Shiny Legendary Dogs released for the 13th movie and Zorua is similar. By transfering the Celebi given away for the 13th movie, you’ll be able to catch a level 10 Zorua. This is the same Celebi which unlocks an event in HG/SS that will have you battling the old Team Rocket Boss, Giovanni.

Wow – that was a LOT of info, and there could still be more out soon. Pokémon Sunday is set to air Sunday Morning in Japan (so saturday night over here) and they’re expected to revail something new, and CoroCoro isnt officially out yet, so there could still be info, screens or video still to come.

Check out after the Jump for FULL scans of the CoroCoro Screens, which includs more pictures including an arial picture of the Isshu area (with a heavily dense Hiun at the south of the center area)

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Pokémon Sunday Videos

Pokémon Sunday aired in Japan last night and because it was revealing the new starters for black and white, it was an episode we paid attention to. Like with Zoroark last month, Pokémon Sunday didn’t reveal any new information that the leaked CoroCoro Magazine scan’s has already mentioned… However, the two video’s they showed of battle footage revealed a whole lot more.

It’s tough to explain exactly how different it is, the camera now moves around the battle field, zooming in and out, and the sprites are all animated – not just at the begining of the matches like previous games, but throughout

Since it needs to be seen to be believed – here’s a video showing Raikou verses Entei

As you can see, that also Showed Zoroark’s Illusion abillity in action. While it looks like your fighting Entai in both apearance and name, the Aura Sphere attack is supper effective, showing Zoroark is still a dark type underneath the illusion. Exactly how Zoroark picks which Pokémon to change into is unknown.

The second set of footage shown on Pokémon Sunday was their reveal of the Starters, the Heroes and Hiun City. Again, the battle footage shows the new changes to how they now look. Also shown is some Overworld footage, with the male trainer walking down a street. Notice three things about this piece of footage. One, there’s a LOT more people walking about, reflecting the populated look the city now looks like it has. Two, if one of the city residents walks into you, they will now move around you, rather than be fixed on a set path causing you to walk around them. The last thing it the text box that keeps poping up on screen. This is the NPC’s talking to you without you initiating contact by pressing A, could this apply to other people as well. Will shop keepers greet you when you enter the store, will interesting people you need to talk to call you over (like the past couple of Zelda games have), only time (and more footage) will tell.

That’s all that Pokémon Sunday had to reveal this week. More news from CoroCoro Magazine states that they will be revealing how to get Zorua in the games (breeding possibly if you have to catch Zoroark) and they will be revealing a new Pokémon, which means we’ll probably be doing all of this all over again next month.

The Official Japanese Website has updated its site with the new pictures from CoroCoro, we’ll try to add them to our Pokémon Black and White gallery on the site soon. Also we’ve opened up a Black and White section on the forums, so if you want to talk about ANYTHING relating to the new games, head here and talk about it in either an appropriate topic or by starting a new one.

That’s all we have for now, we’ll bring you more news when we learn it!

CoroCoro Leaked With Black and White Starters

Edit 13 May: confirmed info at bottom of post

Ok, before I start I just want to post something I thought I updated in the last news post on the anime show. Shortly after that post, tv guides from America named the new series of the DP saga as ‘Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors’ which also indicates it will finish the Sinnoh saga off. That begins airing in the USA on 22nd May on Cartoon Network. Meanwhile, in the UK, Disney XD has began advertising last weekend that they will be showing the 12th Movie, Arceus and the Jewel of Life on Friday 28th May, which is the Friday before the Bank Holiday. Right, with that out of the way, onto the news you’re probably here for.

Leaked scans of this months CoroCoro magazine are now emerging from Japan. They show the new starters for the game, which look a little weird (although I thought that about the 4th gen starters when I saw them first).

As you can see, I guessed the grass and fire starters the wrong way round. The fire starter looks like a rabbit crossed with a pig and the water one looks like abit like a sea otter or beaver (or a combo of the two), while the grass one is a bit lizard like.

Also revealed so far is that the new region will be called Isshu – which is further away than any other region so far (based on America maybe?). There’s artwork of a port city from the region (the same one from the footage from a few weeks ago by the looks of it). There is also artwork of the new trainers, and it says that they are older than the trainers have been in the past.

If you look closely at the wrists of the two new trainers, it looks like they’re wearing the new Poketch/Pokegear/Pokewhatever – also, am i the only one thinking the Female trainer is wearing some Latios inspired shorts?

The starters names have yet to be confirmed, and we won’t post them here until we can confirm them. We are also waiting on other info we expect from this months CoroCoro, such as how Zorua evolves into Zoroark.

We’ll edit this topic with new info and scans when they become available and confirmed to be legit. In the meantime, you can discuss anything about the new info in either the comments here or in This Topic on the forums.

Edit 13th May

We’ve finally got some new scans with some confirmed info. We’ll bring you the scans a little later, for now here’s what we know. The port city shown in the scan above is called Hiun City, there’s a massive 2 page artwork in CoroCoro on the city as well, which we’ve got below (sorry if they dont display side by side, this blog doesnt let me do that often for some reason).

The starters are have names and are: Tsutaaja, The Grass Snake Pokemon; Pokabu, The Fire Pig Pokemon and Mijumaru, the Sea Otter Pokemon. They will have the same abilities all other starters have had (Overgrow, Blaze and Torrent). Tsutaaja is listed as it is 0.6 m tall (2 ft) and it weighs 8.1 kg (about 17.9 lbs). Pokabu’s stats are 0.6 m tall (2 ft) while it weighs 9.9 kg (about 21.9 lbs). Mijumaru is 0.5 m tall (1.6 ft) and it weighs 5.9 kg (13 lbs). Interesting Side Note, Assuming that the starters and thier evolutions will be the next 9 Pokemon in the national dex after Arceus, Mijumaru will be number 500 in the national dex.

More details on Zoroark has also been revealed in the scans. Zoroark is catchable by an event unlocked with the shiny dogs given away for the 13th movie pre-order (although its unknown if just one is needed or all 3). It will be level 25. As you fight it, its New abilitiy kicks in. Called Illusion, it lets it apear as other Pokemon (how it works in battle and how it differs from the move Transform are unknown at this point). Only when Zoroark apears as itself will it be catchable. It’s unkown if it will be obtainable in any other way yet. Zoroark also has 2 new moves, Trickery, which the amount of damage given to the opponent depends on the opponents stats and Claw Sharpen, which will raise both attack and accuracy, a deadly combination. Zorua is also known to have the Illusion ability.

Here’s the rest of the scans, starting with Hiun City, then a page with some shots of Zoroark using his transform ability to change into an Entai, and then the 3 Profiles of the new starters

Dont forget, you can discuss your thoughts, ideas or theories on this news or anything to do with the new games either in the comments or in This Topic on the forums. We’ll bring you more news when we know it, or edit this if any more infor from CoroCoro is made known

New Pokewalker Course Available Over Wi-Fi from Today

Yesterday was the last day you could download the Yellow Forest Pokewalker Course, a course featuring nothing but Pikachu, including a Surfing Pikachu and a Flying Pikachu.

From today, a different Pokewalker course is available to download. The Winner’s Path, previously known as the Champ’s Path in Japan, is a Pokewalker course that features 6 Pokemon, each knowing a move they wouldn’t know normally.

If you walk over 8000 steps, you’ll get one of the group A Pokemon, a Beldum that knows Zen Headbut or a Munchlax that knows Selfdestruct. Walk between 3000 and 8000 steps and you could find a group B Pokemon such as a Horsea that knows Muddy Water or a Duskull that knows Imprison. Of course, walk any less than 3000 steps and you’ll find a group C Pokemon, either a Bronzor that knows Trick Room or a Magikarp that knows Bounce, which is very useful for a level 5 Pokemon that never knows anything other than Splash.

The course is set to be available over Wi-Fi until June 25th, so you’ve got a while to download it. This is available in both the USA, Europe and Australia/New Zealand regions.

That’s all we have for the moment, hopefully we’ll have more for you soon, as Pokémon Sunday is set to unvail a new Pokémon this week (although it will likely be just a sillouete first like last time) and CoroCoro’s next issue should be leaked on the internet sometime next week as well. As ever, we’ll bring you more news as soon as we learn it

Pokémon Sunday shows Pokémon Black and White, and other news too

So this week’s Pokémon Sunday has just aired in Japan, and they’ve shown some footage of Black and White. Not much else has been revealed, which was expected, but they have confirmed that the city which has been shown in one of the screenshots will be in full 3D as you explore it, with the player walking around the outside of the city, the city rotates keeping the player in the center. This proves that the 3D aspect of the games will be greatly increased. They also commented on the Battle Screenshot which was shown in CoroCoro, and mentioned about how you could now see the whole of the back of the Pokémon sprite as well as the city shadowed in the background. We’ve got our hand on the video, as stated, it doesn’t really show much, but the walking around the city looks cool, you can see its surrounded by water and is that a pikachu billboard ontop of the Poké Center Skyskraper?

In other news, Acording to some websites, a booklet that comes with the Pre-order ticket for the 13th Movie, Ruler of Illusions Zoroark, reveals that the Pre-order download bonus of the Shiny Legendary Beasts will unlock something in the new Black and White games. This is interesting, not only that they will have a bonus to them, but that Black and White will be compatible to trade with the 4th Gen games. How exactly this will work is obviously unkown, however a Time Travel system was in place in the original Gold/Silver/Crystal allowing them to trade with Red/Blue/Yellow, and of course there’s been the more recent Pal Park system in the 4th Gen games. Of course, an entirly new method may also be made up, its too early to tell.

Lastly, you may rememeber a Wii game called ‘Poképark Wii: Pikachu’s Great Adventure’ – if you don’t, don’t worry. It sort of slipped under the radar, even in Japan. However news is coming out of Australia that Nintendo has sent the game to the OFLC (Office of Film and Literature Classification) to get an Age rating for the game. This is good news that the game is being released outside of Japan, and more so to People in the UK as not only will there be an English Language version, but Australia uses the PAL system like the UK does, which means the games will work on UK Wii Systems, so even if there’s no offical release, we should be able to get and play the game.

Aparently being renamed ‘Poképark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure’ in the west, the game sees you playing as Pikachu in a Giant Pokémon themed Amusmant park. Unfortunatly little Pikachu cant ride on the rides, not without a little help from other Pokémon, so Pikachu’s goal is to find other Pokémon, become friends with them (by playing mini games) and using thier help, ride on all the rides in the park. No release date has been set for the game, but rumours are that Australia will see the game in June – hopefully both the USA and Europe will also see the game around the same time.

That’s all we have for now, hopefully we’ll update this with a video of the Pokémon Sunday footage soon, otherwise we’ll bring you another update when we learn about something. In the meantime, head on over to the forums and join in the Generation 5 discussion, or talk about anything else on the site.

Celebi Movie Download Confirmed

It’s good news for those in Japan and semi good news for the rest of us. Leaked info from this months CoroCoro magazine reveals that Pokémon fans heading to see Ruler of Illusions Zoroark will be able to download a special Celebi to their carts.

One of the rarer and harder to obtain legendary Pokémon, especially in the UK, Celebi will come in the standard Cherish Ball and have Nasty Plot, Leaf Storm, Recover and Healing Wish as it’s move set.
The Celebi, which is holding a Jaboca Berry, will unlock a special event in HeartGold and SoulSilver which involves you travelling through time into the past, learning more about you rival and Team Rocket and a battle with former Team Rocket boss Giovanni upon your return to the present.

Also revealed in CoroCoro were some more details on the Pre-order Download of the Shiny Legendary Dogs. By Pre-ordering your tickets to the 13th movie, you will be able to download one of these shiny dogs from Pokémon Centers across Japan. Previously we learnt about one of the moves each Dog would know, now two more have been added to each list.

Entei will now know Howl and Crush Claw along with the previously known Flare Blitz
Suicune will have Air Slash and Aqua Ring alongside Sheer Cold
and along with knowing Zap Cannon, Raikou will have Aura Sphere and Weather Ball.
The dogs will be holding a Custap berry, a Rowap Berry and a Micle Berry respectivly.

The Shiny Dogs will be available for download between June 18th and August 31st, while Celebi will be available to download from theatres from the movies release on July 10th until September 30th. Hopefully, either later this year or early next year, the Celebi will make its way into an event in the west, even better would be if the Legendary Dogs were to make it over here as well.

That’s all we have for now, we’ll bring you more news when we learn about it

CoroCoro leak reveals new look for Pokémon

So, when you first saw Diamond and Pearl, what did you think of how it looked. The buildings were all in 3D, but it still kind of looked like Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/LeafGreen/FireRed – so it was a little weird, but it was a little cool too… right? Well be prepared for that feeling again, because Black and White looks anything but plain.

As you might be able to see, there’s a bit of a shift in the angle the games played at, giving an almost side on aproach. In the battle screen, you can see a lot more of the Pokémon you’re using giving you a feel that you are truly standing in this battle. In towns, the skyscrapers in the background are clearly towering up into the air, while inside the Pokemon Center it looks a lot more like you’ve personally stepped through the door yourself.

Apart from the camera angle, there’s a lot more revealed in these pictures than at first glance. First, both the Male and Female trainer are shown. The female in the City/Pokemon Center, while the boy is in cave and in the town (the starting town by any chance). Both are wearing baseball caps, although the boy has his on backwards. Both have brown hair, the boys bushy from the sides of his cap, the girls in a ponytail coming out the back of her cap. Boy is wearing blue top, with what looks like a bag on his right side. The girl is in pink, although no bag can be seen.

The Pokémon Center has been completly re-desgined, with what looks like a Poké Mart in built into the building, different style for the nurse (now with brown hair) and a if thats the user PC on the left side of the couter, that’s something else completly redesigned. You’ll also notice that the Mart cleark has a speach bubble, indicating that people talking will now use speech bubbles as aposed to just a generic text box at the bottom of the screen.

Other than the graphical improvements and mentioning that Pokémon Black and Pokémon White will use more 3D, CoroCoro doesnt mention a lot more than that. What it DOES mention though, is that players will be able to use a form of transport never been seen before in the games, one of the pictures has a car in it (its under the bridge), but there’s a lot of modes of transport not been used so far, so it could be anything.

We’ll leave you with some close up shots of the CoroCoro scans, and we hope to bring you more sometime in the next 12 hours as Pokémon Sunday airs in Japan. Dont forget to discuss the new look on our forums, or in the comments below