WIN A FREE Set of 7 Halloween Pikachu Pokemon Plush Toys and Mascot Plush Keychains

Pokevault.com is giving away a set of 7 Pokemon Center Japan Halloween Pikachu plush toys and mascot plush keychains. One lucky winner will receive ALL 7 plushies. The contest starts September 30, 2015 and ends on October 7, 2015 (Japan time).

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WIN A Free Giant Pikachu Pikazard Plush Toy

Pokevault.com is giving away a Giant Size Pikachu Pikazard plush toy.  The contest starts June 2, 2015 and ends on June 14, 2015. Its 100% free to enter and there is no purchase necessary.
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Pokemon Sudowoodo And Evolution

By Anonymous

Alright, there are a ton of Pokemon. Different in their own way. It is really cool when you get to thinking about it. Now they all are their own species. But you might start to wonder that some of them have to be related in some way. They just look as if they can’t be passed up when compared to another Pokemon. Take a Pichu for instance, it evolves into a Pikachu. Not to mention that they have really close names, but also they look alike. Just about the same Pokemon though they are different species. An evolution may seem to be a different species but I like to think of them as a more mature and not to mention more powerful form of their pre-evolved forms. How do you evolve a Pokemon? Well there are many, many ways of doing so. You see, a Pokemon such as Charmander has three evolution stages, Charmeleon and Charizard. This particular Pokemon evolves by level up. Meaning it will evolve at a certain level, this is the most common type of evolution. And now, if you take a Pichu and want to evolve it into the famous Pikachu, level up will help, but won’t work. This Pokemon evolves by friendship. Level it up, have it hold a Soothe Bell, get it to respect you fully. Now you have a Pikachu, surprise, surprise Pikachu doesn’t evolve by level either. It evolves with an evolution stone known as the Thunderstone. You must give this stone to Pikachu whenever you feel it time to evolve it or you want to evolve your Pikachu. Another type of evolution is by trade, for instance, you may want to evolve your Machoke into a Machamp. Level sadly won’t work, you have to trade it with another person for it to evolve. A Pokemon like Onix will evolve if you give it the Metal Coat and trade it to someone.

In some rare cases you can find a Steelix in the wild at Iron Island in the Sinnoh region. Some Pokemon, like Eevee, the ruler of evolution, will evolve into Leafeon if you level it up by the Moss Rock. That is the majority for evolutions right there.

So far the current Pokemon that evolves by level and is the highest leveled Pokemon to evolve to date is Hydreigon. It is impossible to have a Hydregion below level sixty four unless it is through a Pokemon event. Evolutions bring strength but some people rather keep there Pokemon unevolved. Ash Ketchum from the anime never evolved Pikachu into a Raichu to this date. Do you like to keep your Pokemon unevolved? If so, which ones? Or do you prefer to keep your Pokemon evolved.

Sudowoodo

Have you heard of a rare Pokemon? What about a Pokemon that doesn’t even look like a Pokemon, more like a tree. You would think it is a grass type Pokemon, a ground type Pokemon, or maybe, just slightly a bug type Pokemon or a normal type Pokemon. This tree Pokemon is a master of mimicry. This Pokemon is a Sudowoodo. Sudowoodo is a rock type Pokemon, strange isn’t it? Everyone would think it to be a grass type Pokemon from the start. Sudowoodo can’t be encountered in the wild, but found in the wild. Only one of the, in the Johto region blocking the way to Ecruteak City.
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Dancing With The Ducklett Trio! Summary And Review!

By JC

Hey guys! Today I’ll be summarizing and reviewing the 20th episode of the Pokemon Black and White series. This episode starts out with some intense battling music, but it loses some of its flare when the two battlers turn out to be Axew and Scraggy. They have battled against each other in the past, and today’s match is nothing new. The two exchange Scratches and Head-butts. Iris commands Axew to use Dragon Rage, and everyone else gets nervous, especially Cilan who covers the food.

After the dust clears, everyone calms down and relaxes. Oshawott spontaneously jumps out of his Pokeball, and Ash begins to think that it is a good idea for all of his Pokemon to come and enjoy the nice weather. He is about to release the rest of his companions, when the ground underneath him disappears and he falls into a tunnel. Ash and Pikachu emerge from the end of the tunnel, which we found out to be built by the same Sandile with sunglasses from the resort in a previous episode (which I highly recommend). Sandile went through all that just to challenge Pikachu to a match. Back at the camp, Iris and Cilan are getting ready to go out and find Ash. Cilan sends out Pansage to start digging, and Iris is determined to help by sending out her Excadrill. To her dismay, it is curled up and refuses to budge. She recalls it, when a Ducklett appears and steals Cilan’s silver platter. It uses Scald on Oshawott and Iris and then flies away. Iris, Scraggy, Axew, and Oshawott follow in pursuit. Cilan decides to go down the tunnel.

Back to the match, Pikachu uses a Thundershock, but it doesn’t affect Sandile, a ground-type Pokemon. The two are battling, when all of a sudden, a different Ducklett steps right in between them. It seems friendly at first, but it starts teasing Sandile, and steals his sunglasses then flies away. The three go after it into the forest. We are treated to a group of Woobat, right before another Ducklett swoops down and snatches Ash’s trademark cap. The three are even more determined to get their cap and sunglasses back. Just when he’s about to seize the thief, another one pops out and attacks Ash. In front of him are three Ducklett, one wearing his cap, one wearing the sunglasses, and one wearing the platter.

Ash, Pikachu, and Sandile team up and try their best to retrieve the items from the Ducklett trio. Again, they beat our heroes up and fly away. Meanwhile, the others find the place where Pikachu battled Sandile. They figure that they aren’t far away and continue the search. Ash and the two Pokemon track down the trio of thieves and confront them. Pikachu is unable to use his electric attacks, so Sandile steps up and decides to take on all three of them at once. He fights valiantly, but they are too much. Pikachu gets angry and unleashes a new move—Electro ball. It is at this moment that the others rendezvous with Ash. However, the Ducklett Trio are not finished and they return for another confrontation. With his friends and a newly energized Pikachu, Ash and Sandile are able to finally defeat them.

Everyone is happy to get his belonging back, and they all go to the nearest Pokemon Center. After everyone is healed, the battle resumes. They go back and forth exchanging blows. Just when Pikachu looks like he’s finished, Sandile evolves into Krokorok. However, Pikachu uses Electro Ball to deflect Krokorok’s Stone Edge and he goes blasting off into the sky. The episode comes to a close as our heroes walk off into the sunset.

First and foremost, this episode doesn’t seem critical to the main storyline, but it is very important for those who have been following the sunglass-wearing crocodile side-story. It was a nice surprise to see him again, and from the very beginning you’ll feel like Ash is going to catch him. I did not expect to see him because of the title of the episode. My first impression of Ducklett was that he was cute, playful, and had an interesting voice-actor, but I quickly rooted against him, especially after the trio’s bully tactics. The morals of this episode include that stealing is wrong, bullying is wrong, and that even cool dudes like Sandile can show fear sometimes as long as you stand up for yourself and others.

Cilan and Iris call the match a tie, but how can that be when Krokorok was blasted off into the sky? Anyways, I was slightly disappointed to see him go, but I’m looking forward to his reappearance. Anyone else think that he sounds like a rock guitarist? The bottom line is that this is one episode you won’t regret watching.

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A Connoisseur’s Revenge! Summary And Review

By JC

Hey guys! I will be summarizing and reviewing the 19th episode of Pokemon Black and White. Last episode, we met Burgh, the gym leader of Castelia City, in Pinwheel Forest. Ash, Cilan, and Iris come out of the forest and arrive at a newly made Pokemart. They wander around, notice the store’s marked up prices, and are in awe of the wide selection. After browsing for a while, they see a Pokemon Connoisseuse evaluating trainers and their Pokemon in a tent. We find out that there are 4 classes in increasing order of prestige—C, B, A, S—and that Cilan is a Class A connoisseur. He insists that Ash go get an evaluation.

Ash goes to the back of the long line, when a voice from a nearby tent tells him that he doesn’t need to wait and that he can just be evaluated by her. The voice belongs to Burgundy, a girl that looks to be around Ash’s age, who is excited to begin. She shares her opinions, but her rude remarks are met with disdain. She receives a String Shot from Sewaddle, gets Vine Whipped by Snivy, an Ember from Tepig, a Water Gun from Oshawott, a Head-butt from Scraggy, and finally a Thundershock from Pikachu. Ash becomes fed up and completely disregards Burgundy’s words. Cilan and Iris find them and Burgundy freaks out upon seeing him. He exposes her to be a Class C connoisseuse. It turns out she and Cilan have a history. She challenged him back in Striaton City, but lost and recalls that he said terrible things to her, which he claims to be false. Fueled by revenge, she challenges him again to prove herself as a connoisseuse.

Before they battled, they placed a wager. If Burgundy won, Ash would have to replace all his Pokemon—which was the evaluation she gave to him when he told her that he wanted to become a Pokemon Master. If Cilan won, Ash doesn’t have to replace his party and she must accept that his evaluation is right. The two combatants agree without Ash’s consent. Burgundy sends out her Dewott and Cilan sends out his Dwebble. She is cocky and leads with Water Gun. Dwebble uses Protect and uses it again against Dewott’s next attack, Fury Cutter. Dewott uses Water Pulse and it seems to have hit Dwebble directly, but Cilan reveals that it knows Sturdy, which allows it to withstand the Water Pulse. Dwebble finally attacks with X-Scissor and knockouts Dewott. Burgundy recalls it back and sends out her last battler, Sawsbuck. Dwebble is switched out with Pansage. Pansage is too fast for Sawsbuck and wins the match relatively easily after employing Dig and using Solarbeam for the knockout.

Ash is relieved, but Burgundy is even more disheartened and angry after the loss. The sun sets as the episode comes to a close. Our three heroes say their farewells to Burgundy. Cilan offers some encouragement to her, for which she looks thankful, but quickly goes back to her defensive, angry demeanor, and vows revenge against him in a comedic, friendly-rivalry sort of way.

I felt as though they would have arrived at Castelia City in this episode, but I was wrong. I don’t remember there being a character named Burgundy in the video games, but I suppose it was nice to have her to provide Cilan with some backstory. Plus, you can never have enough female characters, which is why I liked that the S Class connoisseuse in this episode was a woman. Burgundy was very harsh; the only nice thing she said was that Pikachu was a rare Pokemon, which she later claims is not always a good thing. I have to give her props for being able to ascertain that Sewaddle’s ability was Swarm. Now whether or not it’s better for it to have Swarm or Chlorophyll is up for debate.

Iris took a backseat in this episode, and so did Ash in a way. We get to see some cute scenes of him and his Pokemon, but the episode focused on the newcomer Burgundy and Cilan. We get to see Sawsbuck for the first time and get to see Dwebble battle (I think for the first time since he was caught). We see nothing of Team Rocket, in case you were wondering. This episode is about teaching a young upstart a lesson, but also doing it in a way that is encouraging and gentle. If you are looking for laid-back fun, watch this. If not, don’t worry, you won’t miss anything critical to the main story.

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Scraggy—Hatched To Be Wild! Summary And Review!

By JC

Hey guys! Today I’ll be summarizing and reviewing the 17th episode of Pokemon Black and White. The show begins with our heroes taking a break somewhere along the road to Castelia City. Ash’s egg starts to glow, indicating that it’s about to hatch. They gather around in anticipation around the glowing egg, but are startled when Axew accidently trips and pushes it down a hill. They chase after it and Pikachu ends up using Quick Attack to catch the egg before it collides into a boulder. Almost immediately, the egg hatches and reveals a Scraggy and Ash uses his Pokedex right away.

Scraggy seems happy to see Ash, but greets Pikachu with a Leer and a Headbutt. Ash decides to let his new spunky Pokemon have a battle. Pikachu goes easy on it, but it is obvious that Scraggy is outmatched. Afterwards, Ash sends out Pidove, Tepig, Oshawott, and Snivy to all meet and play with the newly-born. The sun starts setting and everyone gathers around to eat dinner. Meanwhile, Team Rocket receives instructions from Pierce and comment that they are now on “Stage 2” of their operations.

The scene turns back to our heroes and it is night time. Everyone is sleeping except for Axew who notices Scraggy is missing and alerts Iris. Ash and Cilan wake up and they all start looking around in the forest. Axew tracks down Scraggy’s footprints and they find it head-butting a tree. A disgruntled Galvantula pops out and unleashes a flurry of electric and bug type moves. Pikachu is able to scare the Galvantula away, but not before Scraggy suffers much damage. Iris and Axew look in the forest for herbs, and fix up a healing salve for the injured Pokemon.

The next scene involves Team Rocket delivering the meteorite to Dr. Zager who promptly runs some tests. The meteorite subsequently radiates violet leaving James, Jessie, and Pierce in awe. The following morning, Scraggy wakes up and is back to normal, but when everyone is ready to eat breakfast, it goes missing again. This time, Ash sends out all his other Pokemon to help in the search. They end up tracking him to the same tree, but this time it is surrounded by multiple Galvantula. Pidove, Tepig, Pikachu, Oshawott, and Snivy all engage in battle and rescue their friend. Afterwards, they finally eat, but Axew and Scraggy bump heads. Cilan says that the two would make perfect training partners, so Ash and Iris decide to battle. The two only know two moves apiece and so they mainly exchange Scratches and Headbutts. They battle ends up in a drawn when Dragon Rage hurts both Pokemon. Our heroes continue on their journey to the next city.
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Pikachu, Mouse Or Rabbit?

By TokoyamiTheDark

Everyone knows the most popular Pokemon, Pikachu. It is a mouse Pokemon, but somehow, something ticks my head off, and it’s about Pikachu’s name and species. See, a pika is actually a lagomorphs, not a mouse, which gives confusion about Pikachu being a mouse but named after a rabbit. An American pika also has short, round ears, unlike most bunnies, while Pikachu has long ears. So, the question here is; was Pikachu originally intended to be a rabbit? These questions will most likely remains unanswered, but let’s go on some information about a pika rabbit. They are quite small, and you could hold one in your hand. Like domestic rabbits, pikas can also eat hamster’s or guinea pig’s food. Mice, on their own, eat almost anything, and like cheese, of course. They sometimes gnaw electric cords like most rodents would do. They breed very quickly but their life span is very short. Does Pikachu have all of these features? Well, I don’t think so, as Pikachu seems more like a cross between a mouse and a pika. I don’t know why, but I’m sure this was intended, as many Pokemon are based on various animals. Pikachu also moves like a rabbit, not like a mouse. Watch closely and you’ll notice. The Anime is the best example to see a moving Pikachu. There are also various other things that Pikachu might have that doesn’t match a mouse’s way to live, but another animal’s way to live.

Pikachu is known ever since Pokemon has begun in Japan in 1995, and its popularity is still growing today. In fact, during the Pokemon craze in 1999, when someone heard the word ‘Pokemon’, they instantly thought of Pikachu. This was the case at elementary school, where Pokemon was the frenzy for all children in there. I even remember wearing a Raichu costume during Halloween, but I lost it in a fire long, long ago.
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Plusle And Minun, The Electric Rodent Pokemon

By Anonymous

How many electric rodents are there? It has been a tradition ever since Pikachu to have an electric rodent. There is one every region. In the Kanto region you will see a Pikachu which is a furry electric mouse with red cheeks, yellow body, a lighting bolt like tail, pointy ears with black on the tips. Why am I describing what Pikachu looks like? Everyone, and I mean everyone should know what Pikachu looks like.

In the Kanto region you will also see Raichu. Raichu has a white belly and an orange body. The same tale as pikachu except it is thin and black and longer and ends with a lighting bolt. The two seem related don’t the they? Pikachu evolves into Raichu with a Thunderstone. In the Johto region you will see a Pichu. Pichu has a pale yellow body and pink cheeks. His ears a flat and black and it has a little black tail that looks like a small lightning bolt it is the pre-evolved form of Pikachu. To get it to evolve into a Pikachu it must have friendship with it’s trainer. A Soothe Bell usually helps out in making it trust you faster.

In the Hoenn region you will see Plusle, it looks like a Pichu but it’s body is a creamy color and it has red ears and tail, it has red cheeks with the plus sign in the middle which is tan, seems pretty cool? It was a rough description. There is another electric rodent, known as a Minun. Minun looks the same as Plusle with a tan body, a blue tail, and blue ears. It has blue cheeks with the minus symbol in the middle in tan. They are actually related, these two. They have the abilities Plus and Minus which will power up the two if they are together. I think this is because Plusle and Minun came in the third generation which is the same generation where double battles were created.

So Plusle and Minun have their power up abilities for us in a double battle. There is also a move called Helping Hand that also powers up the user’s other Pokemon. Plusle and Minun are both cute additions to electric type Pokemon, don’t you think they are?

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Pokemon Heroes Movie Synopsis Part 4

By TokoyamiTheDark

Just as if the trouble caused by Oakley wasn’t enough, Aerodactyl managed to spot Latias and grabs it with its claws! Pikachu uses Thunderbolt to shock Aerodactyl, who then uses Hyper Beam on the boat! Latias manages to get Ash out of the water, then goes back on their boat, and the chase continues! Meanwhile, Misty and Brock release their Crobat, Politoed and Corsola and asks them to go help Ash while Brock climbs on the iron wires.

Aerodactyl crashes on a building tue to its huge size, but then comes Kabutops, slashing multiple times, trying to hit Ash and Latias. Ash is knocked on the wall and when he’s about to get finished, Crobat tacles the fossil Pokemon while Corsola and Politoed uses water attacks to knock Kabutops into the water. Back in the museum, Oakley cackles as the city is under her control, while Latios is badly injured and gets hurt more as Oakley uses the machine’s powers. Then, she spots Ash on the water with Latias. She decides to create a typhoon which spills tons of water, while Ash and Latias runs to the museum.

But Oakley then create a barrier made of water, which then become a huge whirlpool, engulfing Ash and Latias! As Ash and Pikach are about to drown, Latias’ eyes glow blue and dispels the false water generated bu the machine. Then, in the Museum, it get haywire, locking Oakley inside and harming Latios even more than before! Fortunately, Ash manage to free Bianca and Lorenzo, who are determined to stop the machine before it’s too late. Latias find its companion with serious injuries, and as mush as Ash and Latias tackles the rings, it doesn’t do a thing.

However, Latias managed to get hits head inside the rings, allowing the gang to pull off Latios out of there. The two Eon Pokemon falls on the ground along with the rings…then the machine stops. The whole gang then gets reunited, while Annie checks out the Soul Dew ; it has a dark-purple like color. She touches it besides Lorenzo’s warning, get knocked into the machine as the Soul Dew explodes!!! The machine goes haywire again, and Lorenzo re-tells the prophecy ; if some with an evil heart uses the machine, the Soul Dew will die… along with the city itself! Water is getting away, leaving gondolas and boats on dry land.
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Pokemon Heroes Movie Synopsis Part 2

By TokoyamiTheDark

As soon as the thieves spots Latias in human guise, Annie send out her Espeon while Oakley sends out her Ariados. A String Shot and Psychic attack severely weakens Latias, when Ash pops up out of nowhere and orders his Pikachu to use Thunderbolt on the thieves. He then grabs the girl’s arm (unaware that the girl is Latias) and drags her away. Meanwhile, Espeon and Ariados chases Ash, but manages to lose his sight. The girl flees, then Ash decides to go to the museum where Brock and Misty are. On the floor, they notices two fossils ; a Kabutops and an Aerodactyl. The museum guide then appears and tells a scary legend about the fossils ; long ago, a cruel Trainer used his fossil Pokemon to kill humans and Pokemon alike, until a Latios brought a tidal wave to the city, drowning the fossils and turning the streets into canals, giving birth to Altomare, meaning ‘high tide’ in Italian.

There was also a huge machine in the middle of the museum, and the old man explains than this man-made machine was meant to protect the city in case of disasters. Ash then notices the girl from earlier, but with a beret. He accidentally touches the machine, which makes the old man somewhat nervous, and shouts to not to touch it. Ash apologizes, then gets out quickly. Later, he find the girl without the beret, and she happily beckons him to a wall in which she get past through. Ash tried to go, and ends in a beautiful garden full of Pokemon and water.

The girl is swinging on a swing, while wind chimes starts spinning at high speed. An invisible silhouette gets out of the water and violently tackles Pikachu. Pikachu, ready to attack, gets weary, but when the silhouette attempts to strike for a second time, the girl get in its way, revealing itself to be Latios! Ash is astonished ; Latios really exists. But, why is it mad at Ash and Pikachu? Then, another girl, very similar to the one who protected Ash, appears mad at him. Twins? Mistaking him for a thief, she asks him how he got in the secret garden, and Ash replies he followed the other girl. The beret girl orders Latios to attack, but is interrupted by the museum guide, telling her off because Ash wasn’t lying. The girl then tries to tell her grandfather something, but he tells her to be quiet, then asks Latias if she wanted to play with Ash. The beret-less girl takes Ash to the swing, then transforms into Latias! The old man, named Lorenzo, mentions that Latias might have a crush on Ash, while Latios appears behind Pikachu. Pikachu is still scared, but gets re-assured by a lick, then enjoys playing with Latias and Latios.
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