The brand-new two-hour anime special Mewtwo ~Kakusei e no Prologue~ (Mewtwo: Prologue to the Awakening) will premiere on Japan's TV Tokyo channel on July 11 at 7:00 p.m. The special will be broadcast along with the television premiere of the 2012 film Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice.
The special's story is connected to the Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myuutsū Kakusei (Pokémon the Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo's Awakening) film, which will open in Japan on July 13. The original story is set before Mewtwo meets Pokémon franchise protagonist Satoshi (Ash) and his friends in the upcoming film's storyline. It will focus on Mewtwo's history, goals, and how it became the strongest Pokémon.
Kunihiko Yuyama's feature film is billed as the final chapter of Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! (Pokemon: Black and White!). It will have a confrontation between the legendary Pokémon ExtremeSpeed Red Genesect and Mewtwo, who returns in this installment in an alternate form. The main feature's special guest cast includes veteran voice actor Kouichi Yamadera (Red Genesect), actress Reiko Takashima (Mewtwo), and Takashi Yoshimura and Kenta Tokui of the comedy duo Heisei Nobushikobushi (Eric and Geodude/Ishitsubute from Pokémon Hills). Yamadera and Masachika Ichimura voiced Mew and Mewtwo, respectively, in Pokemon: The First Movie.
Just watched the The Fires of a Red Hot Reunion! episode.
It was interesting to see that Tracey and Misty had a cameo but no spoken lines. Charmander's voice changed a bit. The battle between Charizard and Dragonite is exciting but a bit short. N and Cilan got a bit annoying when saying the same stuff we could just interpret from the Ash's flashbacks.
Oh, Ash just use his pokedex on Charmander. It should have been Iris who do the pokedex thing since she had mistaken Charizard for a dragon type.
How long does Pokemon last?
How many regions we have done?
- What this one called? Gargantia
Oh no, it was rhetorical question. Man, I did a bad job at it. We have six regions in Pokemon. Back at the time, I thought Pokemon would do north, south, east, west resulting in 4 regions. I don't know if they did a combined map of the Pokemon world with all the regions. The guys at Game Freak and Nintendo should do a Pokemon book like how they did it for Legend of Zelda, the Hyrule Historia.
Pokemon started back in 1996, so it's been 17 years. I'm thinking that they will run until they reached 30 years old. The other franchises, Mario, Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby, have all reached past 25.
@takashichea: Possible go on for a long time. Unless they had an idea to finish it on 1000 episode or something? Japan don't seem to be that sentimental with numbers like that. It's a multi-billion dollar industry. They'll keep making them as long as they keep making money. Every generation gets into them. Some of my friends have just go into this generation while a small margin of my friends (myself included) were in it from the beginning.
It's near 800 episodes now. :)
The types of Pokemon X and Y's legendary catches have been revealed, alongside Professor Augustine Sycamore, who challenges players to battle, the nefarious Team Flare, and two new gym leaders, Grant (a jock) and Clemont (a science nerd).
Legendary Pokemon Xerneas is a Fairy-type. Its exclusive move, Geomancy, "features rainbow-colored light that erupts from the earth around it," while its Fairy Aura buffs all other Fairy Pokemon in battle.
Yvetal is a Flying Dark-type Legendary Pokemon, with an Oblivion Wing attack that fires "a powerful beam of red light that scorches the ground below." The Dark Aura ability boosts Dark Pokemon stats.
Also revealed today are O-Powers, multiplayer-enabled specialties with important single-player effects.
O-Powers "allows players the ability to easily power up Pokémon in their party and provides other benefits." You can share these powers with other online or local players to, for instance, "increase a Pokémon’s stats, while others make it easier to catch wild Pokémon or increase the Experience Points gained in battle."
In addition, The Pokemon company has detailed the skills, exclusivity, and traits of six more Pokemon, including Malamr, Swirlix, Spritzee, Inkay, Pangoro, and Clauncher. Check out their full, official details below.