Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fixing Warped Cards

If you've played the Pokemon TCG for any length of time, you've probably had this happen: One or more of the foil cards in your deck has warped and sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb. Getting your cards flat again can be a tricky task. But before you spend the money to get replacement cards, try one of these techniques suggested by the folks at the Pokegym:
  1. Take a tube that will accomodate the card (such as a TP tube), insert the card so it bends in the opposite direction of the warp, push it gently against the walls of the tube, and quickly (this is key - you don't want it warped in the opposite direction!) pull it out.
  2. Place the card(s) under several heavy books (schoolbooks, old encyclopedias) overnight.
  3. Put the card(s) under an old T-shirt and iron at a medium setting for a few minutes, then place the card in a book under a heavy weight overnight. I wouldn't try this with any valuable cards, however.
  4. Place the card(s) in a book, then place the book in the freezer for a while. Weird, but it suppsedly works.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Reshiram/Zekrom Nintendo WiFi Download

From now until April 8, anyone in Europe, North America, or Australia with a copy of Pokemon Black or White can download a Reshiram (Pokemon White) or Zekrom (Pokemon Black) from Nintendo WiFi. These Pokemon are at Level 100, carry a Dragon Gem (which grants a one-time boost of a Dragon-type attack), and have the exclusive moves Mist (Reshiram) or Haze (Zekrom). These special Pokemon also unlock a special area in the Dream World where you can play a mini-game to unlock a very special C-Gear skin.

Also, you can get a Victini doll to decorate your Dream World home. The password is: PGLVICTNI12.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pokemon Black and White 2: Electric (and Fiery) Boogaloo

Last Saturday, Pokemon Black and White 2 were officially announced - first on on Japanese TV, and on the offical websites soon after. This marks the first time the "third" installment of a Pokemon game was an actual sequel, as opposed to a remake with more bells and whistles. Two new forms of Kyurem have also been revealed, both of them fusions with either Reshiram (in White 2) or Zekrom (in Black 2). (Personally, I think Black Kyurem (the Zekrom fusion) is way cooler-looking than White Kyurem (the Reshiram fusion), but to each their own.)

The games are scheduled to be released in June 2012 in Japan and fall 2012 in Europe and the Americas. More info as it appears.