Our heroes approach Grampa Canyon, famous for the beautiful scenery of its valley. As they approach, however, they find wave upon wave of people also heading for Grampa Canyon. Carrying backpacks, pickaxes, etc. they are all dressed like explorers. Ash has no idea what is so special about the canyon, but he notices a familiar face among the crowd—that of his rival, Gary. According to Gary, fossils from an extinct Pokémon have been discovered, triggering an ancient Pokémon excavation boom.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE NEXT BIG ONLINE COMPETITION!
Want to test your Pokémon battle skills against other top Trainers? Register now for the 2014 April Friendly, an Online Competition featuring players from around the world! The 2014 April Friendly features Single Battles, and every Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédex is eligible—even Legendary Pokémon such as Xerneas and Yveltal! All the Pokémon in your party will be set to level 50 automatically for the duration of the battle—this goes for Pokémon above and below level 50.
Registration is open until Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 23:59:00 UTC. Space is limited so don’t wait! To compete, you’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own copy of the Pokémon X or Pokémon Y video game with a party of eligible Pokémon. And you’ll need to read and accept the regulations on the Pokémon Global Link before the battle period begins.
The competition goes from Friday, April 25, 2014, at 00:00:00 UTC until Monday, April 28, 2014, at 17:00:00 UTC. Trainers will be limited in the number of battles they can compete in per day. Consult the tournament regulations for details. Play hard and try to reach the top of the leaderboards, which will be posted after the competition ends.
It’s time to take the fight to the opposition with the ferocious Garchomp-EX and the Garchomp-EX Box! Harness the terrifying fury of this magnificent Dragon-type Pokémon with a never-before-seen foil promo card, and show your allegiance to Garchomp with a cool oversize foil promo card. And bring even more power to your collection with 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs! It’s time for your foes to reap the whirlwind!
The Pokémon TCG: Garchomp-EX Box includes
Garchomp-EX as a never-before-seen foil promo card
4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
A special oversize foil promo card featuring Garchomp-EX to add to your collection!
LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM POKÉMON BLACK VERSION AND POKÉMON WHITE VERSION!
Another Pokémon soundtrack has arrived in the iTunes Store! Revisit the beautiful music of the first adventures in the Unova region with Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection. The album is over three and a half hours long, and every one of its more than 170 songs has been digitally remastered to give the highest quality sound. You can purchase the entire album for $9.99, or individual tracks for 99 cents each.
We’re looking for bright and talented Pokémon fans to provide live commentary at the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships and Pokémon World Championships! If you have the Pokémon knowledge, eloquence, and composure to be an on-screen commentator at these events, we want to see it! This is your exciting chance to broadcast live and via live stream to thousands of Pokémon fans around the world!
Auditions are open to US residents who are at least 18 years old. Also, you must be able to attend both the US National Championships, July 4–6 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the World Championships, August 15–17 in Washington, DC. If you are selected, The Pokémon Company International will cover your travel and hotel costs.
To submit an audition, create a video that shows you providing gameplay commentary for a Pokémon X or Pokémon Y video game match or a Pokémon TCG match. You may commentate solo or with a partner. Post the video to YouTube with the title “Play! Pokémon Commentary Audition: [YOUR NAME]”. Be sure to make your video public so we can watch it!
TCG or Video Game:
Audition YouTube link:
Pokémon event experience:
Please post your video and send your email to us no later than April 21, 2014. Note that this is an audition, not a contest. Submissions will be evaluated on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) appearance, announcing eloquence, composure, brand knowledge, and play knowledge. We are eager to see and hear your audition video, but we do not guarantee that we will choose someone from the applications we receive.
Good luck to all applicants! We look forward to seeing and hearing your audition video to be a commentator at the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships and Pokémon World Championships!
The Pokémon Spring Regional Championships is the third big event in the 2014 Play! Pokémon tournament season. Held in cities across the US and Canada in April 2014, each Regional Championships is part of a title-event series where players compete for the title of Regional Champion! Results of the Regional Championships can give a serious boost to a player’s Championship Points and chances of earning Travel Awards to Nationals, or even an invitation to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, DC!
WHO CAN PLAY AT THE SPRING REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS?
There are no prerequisites to enter a Regional Championships. Just show up with a legal TCG deck or video game team and play ALL DAY! Pokémon tournaments use Swiss-style pairings, so all players can play in every round of an event until the finals are determined.
WHEN ARE THE SPRING REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS?
The Pokémon Spring Regionals will be held on the weekends of April 5, 12, and 26, with TCG events typically beginning on Saturday and video game events on Sunday. Check event listings for details.
WHERE ARE THE SPRING REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS?
APRIL 5–6, 2014
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
The Classic Center
300 N Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601
Overland Park International Trade Center
6800 W 115th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
APRIL 12–13, 2014
Utah State Fairpark—Grand Building
155 North 1000 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Monona Terrace Convention Center
1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
APRIL 26TH , 2014
Bingemans FunworX Indoor Playland
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7 Canada
WHAT CAN I WIN?
Top finishers get booster packs, trophies, and a huge step toward earning a National Championships Travel Award or Stipend from a pool of nearly $200,000 in travel allowances!
For full details and prize listings for TCG events, click here.
For full details and prize listings for video game events, click here.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are two of the best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of 2013. But if you have been waiting for your chance to get your hands on one of these acclaimed games, check out this awesome promotion. Between March 1st and March 31st, when you register any Nintendo 2DS or Nintendo 3DS system and one of these six Nintendo 3DS titles at Club Nintendo, you’ll get a download code to receive Pokémon X or Pokémon Y for free:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Yoshi’s New Island
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins
Super Mario 3D Land
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Mario Kart 7
Simply register the system and game at Club Nintendo to get the download code. You only have until March 31, 2014 to register your products and get your download code, so don’t wait.
Visit club.nintendo.com for details on this limited-time promotion. And if you already have Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, be sure to tell your friends so you can trade and battle with even more Pokémon Trainers!
Netflix members can instantly stream hours of awesome Pokémon animation! Don’t miss aspiring Pokémon Master Ash and his trusted Pokémon partner, Pikachu, as they embark on adventures through two popular seasons of the animated series and two action-packed feature films.
Netflix members can watch TV episodes from the Pokémon: Black & Whiteseason, where Ash and Pikachu traveled to the Unova region to discover new rivals, new challenges, and all-new Pokémon. The very first season of Pokémon animation, Pokémon: Indigo League, will also be available to stream instantly. The classic season introduces viewers to the world of Pokémon through Ash and Pikachu as Ash strives to become a Pokémon Master.
Pokémon fans can also catch Ash, Pikachu, and their friends in the dual moviesPokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom. Watch as Ash must prove himself a hero to earn the help of the Legendary Reshiram—or Zekrom—to rescue the Mythical Pokémon Victini and save Eindoak Town. Two Legendary Pokémon…and two exciting versions of the story!
Visit Netflix today to watch exciting Pokémon adventures in TV and film!