Japan Pokemon Center Rainbow Rocket Pikachu Plushies and Leaders Pokemon Plush

As previously mentioned, the Pokemon Centers in Japan will be releasing 7 Rainbow Rocket Pikachu plushies on January 20th, 2018.

And more great news!!! The Pokemon Center will also be releasing each of the trainer Pokemon plushies as well.

Giovanni & Mewtwo (Team Rocket)

Maxie & Groudon (Team Magma)
Archie & Kyogre (Team Aqua)

Cyrus, Dialga & Palkia (Team Galactic)
Ghetsis, Reshiram & Zekrom (Team Plasma)

Lysandre, Xerneas & Yveltal (Team Flare)

Guzma & Golisopod (Team Skull)

These will be available on Pokevault on January 20th. These will surely be popular, so they will go fast. Lots more Rainbow Rocket merchandise will also be available.

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Japanese Card Series SM5 Ultra Sun & Moon Set To Be Released In Japan December 8th

The 5th addition in the Japanese Sun & Moon Pokemon card series is set to be released on December 8, 2017. The series will be called SM5 “Ultra Sun & Moon”.

The series will feature some of the classic characters as well as the Alolan Pokemon characters. As in previous series, there will be several full art cards including Dialga GX, Palkia GX, Gardenia, Mars & more. As well as prism star cards. These will be available for purchase on Pokevault as soon as they are released.

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The Distortion World

By Anonymous

A very lonely place in the Pokemon world. A mere mirror of the world. Nobody inhabits this place except for Giratina. Anything could happen in the Distortion World quite literally. In some cases, you’ll find yourself surfing on the ceiling. Or walking on the ceiling, or sideways! Who knows what could happen? Apparently the boss of Team Galactic had no idea that he can’t create his perfect world without another world to mirror it! Cyrus got sucked into the Distortion World by Giratina when he was summoning Palkia and Dialga at the Spear Pillar.

You fight Cyrus venturing in the depths of the Distortion World. Giratina thinks you to be worthy and challenges you to a battle. He is strong, you can fight him or capture him, whatever you prefer. In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, there is one person who inhabits the Distortion World. His name is Newton Graceland. He studies the Distortion World and knows how to use the lack of gravity to his advantage and teaches others how to do so. He was Zero’s mentor. Zero apparently became obsessed with Giratina’s powers and wishes to capture Giratina and use his powers to freely enter from the world to the Distortion World. Got a little off topic there. Poison clouds appear occasionally in the Distortion World. People think that this is some form of pollution.

When Dialga and Palkia collided, the Distortion World got polluted a lot, so Giratina wants to destroy Dialga for poisoning his world. Shaymin thinks Giratina wants to eat him or her, I don’t know Shaymin’s gender. Seeing that Giratina always picked Shaymin up in his mouth, it is something you would think. And plus Shaymin is a small, cute, grassy hedgehog while Giratina is a big dragon with a ton of powers that can suck people into the Distortion World when angered. Giratina is strong, thats why Zero became obsesses with those powers. Giratina is the third member of the creation trio who controls antimatter and rules the Distortion World. The Distortion World is a great place, well, not really, or is it? I personally think its very unique! What about you?


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Competitive Battling: Ubers

By Anonymous

For those of you who have stalked the GameFAQS and IGN forums, you’ve surely seen battle requests and tournaments. The curious sorts of you may have actually considered joining one of these tournaments, even if just for laughs, or maybe to see just how your team matches up. So, now you’ve entered the thread, just to see an all caps rage in bold saying, “NO UBERS.” Alright then, so what is an “Uber?” In short, an Uber is a Pokemon who has base stats that are unfairly high without any significant drawbacks, including many legendary Pokemon. Some of the Ubers includes, but is not limited to, Mewtwo, Lugia, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Arceus, Zekrom, and Wobbuffet. Note, that individual competition organizers may deem additional or fewer Pokemon as Ubers, or even disallow certain forms of Pokemon under the Uber pretense, such as Shaymin’s Sky forme.

Of course, there are players unfamiliar with competitive play that are quick to be frustrated with the widespread Uber disdain. After all, if a Pokemon is in game, why not make use of it? For those of you who agree, then consider this: there are seventeen officially designated Ubers. As they are the most powerful of all Pokemon, the only way to effectively compete would be to build the player’s team entirely of these Ubers. Now, how exciting can a tournament of the same handful of Pokemon be, over and over? Moreover, you couldn’t have much move set variation, as there are powerful moves that are the obvious choice for these Pokemon. So that there may be at least some use of the nearly seven hundred species, Ubers are disallowed as to offer some room for competitive players to work. That’s not to say there aren’t staples to such players, but there is at least some room for players to work and strategize.

What’s more, one of the building blocks of a good Pokemon team is good blood; what legendary Pokemon, and consequently Ubers, can’t do is breed, making it mere chance to get a good Pokemon to build into an official fighter. Through various methods, bred Pokemon can be fashioned to be the most effective fighter for the Pokemon species. For instance, IV’s. For those of you unaware, every Pokemon has an IV, and individual value, for each of his or her stats. The higher the IV is, up to thirty-one, the higher the maximum the stat can attain once the Pokemon has been fully raised to level one hundred. Wild Pokemon have random IV’s, and a Pokemon with more than one high IV is more than a bit rare. In order to raise the strongest Pokemon possible, breeders must essentially hit-and-miss with eggs, gambling on getting the highest set of IV’s they can. What’s more, having high IV’s isn’t enough. There’s also nature, which can both boost and hurt a Pokemon’s individual stats. In order to get the most powerful combination, competitive players more than put their time in. As breeding is impossible with many Ubers, it’s nothing more than chance that the Pokemon will have either good IV’s or nature, and a gamble that they’ll have both. As skill and patience is worth more than simple luck, non-legendary Pokemon are more worthwhile and sensible to train than legendaries.
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Cyrus And Team Galactic

By Anonymous

I’m sure everyone who ever ventured in the Sinnoh region and actually succeeded to the Pokemon League encountered Cyrus, the boss of Team Galactic a couple of times. He is a weird guy, but intelligent and has some points, or does he? I’m not siding with Team Galactic, seeing that their a crime syndicate and all but if you listened in on what their goals are you would understand how terrifying the plan is. First off, a back-story of the boss, Cyrus. And then a look at the goals and the points Team Galactic has.
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Pokemon Alamos Town

By Anonymous

Have you ever watched The Rise of Darkrai? The movie is called Dialga Vs. Palkia Vs. Darkrai in Japan I believe. I just wanted to say it is one of the greatest movies I have ever watched. I actually teared up in some of the Oracion music moments. Darkrai is noble, not a bad guy at all. He was just protecting his town, and the granddaughter of the woman who nursed him back to health, Alice. This town was called Alamos Town. Now Alamos Town is a simple town, known for the great architecture and the Space-Time Towers. They represent the legendary Pokemon, Dialga who rules time. And the legendary Pokemon, Palkia who rules space.

Alamos Town also has a beautiful garden, this garden is also a place where Darkrai, a legendary Pokemon lurks in the shadows. Some important people that live in Alamos Town, I’ll start with Alice. Alice is a beautiful young girl who can play songs using a leaf whistle. Her grandmother, Alicia, taught her the instrument. And also a song called Oracion, that seems to make Pokemon calm down and be peaceful. At a young age, Alice almost fell but Darkrai came out of the shadows and saved her. Alice thought it was Tonio, a close friend who saved her.
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Pokemon: Arceus And The Jewel Of Life

By Anonymous

The movie “Arceus and the Jewel of Life” was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. Arceus was depicted as being nature, the Jewel of Life as being the Sun, with the end goal of making people contemplate how the natural world is essential for the survival of all life. Ash and his friends arrive at the beautiful land of Michina. Little did they expect to once again be found in a conflict between Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. They are saved by Sheen a girl who can communicate with pokemon.

After a small after-conflict, Arceus fully awakens and returns to Earth. Arceus sees the Jewel is fake when Sheena tries to return it. Dialga, Palkia and Giratina return to try to stop Arceus, allowing Dialga to transport everyone to the past. They are nearly killed when Arceus attacks Damos and them, but Sheena contacts Dialga to send them further back in time. Ash, Brock, Dawn, and Sheena are several hours before Damos’ betrayal.
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