Saturday, June 30, 2012

Good luck to all at Nationals!

Later today, America's best Pokemon TCG players will be duking it out in Indianapolis, Indiana for the chance to become the 2012 National Champion. Tomorrow, it will be the video game players' turn to show who's worthy. Best of luck to all competitors!

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Pokemon Global Link is back up!

The Pokemon Global Link is back up, and it looks better than ever! I especially like the "Earth-from-space" look of the main page. The Cool Hole is now open and has been renamed the Icy Cave. Many Ground- and Ice-type Pokemon can be found there, including Sneasel, Onix, Snorunt, and Diglett. For those of you lucky enough to have Pokemon Black or White 2, you can actully catch Unova Pokemon in the Icy Cave, including Drilbur and Druddigon. Can't wait for that!

The Dream Catalogue has been updated with new furniture (mostly bath-related items), two new houses (a Treehouse and a Tropical Hut), and more Pokemon Dolls than a teenager's bedroom. Start growing those berries!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Quote of the Whenever: Amen, brother

Seen on a bumper sticker during my drive to work a few weeks ago:

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Love Your Neighbor!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

2012-13 Pokemon TCG rotation announced

The Modified format for the 2012-13 season will be BW-on. The rotation will take place on September 1, a few weeks after Worlds.

To get you prepared, here are a few deck ideas from Japan's Spring Battle Carnival, courtesy of the Pokegym. Hydreigon/Darkrai EX and Garchomp/Altaria look like the decks I'll be using next year.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ba-da-ba-ba-baaaaa, I'm really lovin' it!

From now until July 5, Pokemon toys are available in McDonalds' Happy Meals. There are six toys in all - Servine, Pignite, Dewott, Woobat, Axew, and of course Pikachu - and each comes bundled with a Pokemon TCG card and a Pokemon TCG Online code card that unlocks a 60-card deck and an item for your avatar.

Pictures of the toys can be found here, and the trading cards here.

(And will someone please tell the powers that be at McD's that Pokemon is more than just a boys' game?)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Pokemon Global Link is on hiatus...

...until June 21 in preparation for the release of Pokemon Black and White 2 in Japan. In the meantime, any tucked-in Pokemon cannot be awakened, and Game Sync and other Global Link features will be unavailable. However, your patience will be rewarded: the new Global Link will have a new Dream World area, the Cool Hole, as well as many other cool features.