September 15 - 9:02 PM - v1.75
Well, sorry for not updating for the past 2 days... There just wasn't anything to update... and remember, PF!1.8 comes out tommorrow! Another new Japanese promo has been released! It's Birthday Pikachu....2 (As if one weren't enough). It will be included in the new official Pokémon comic on 9/23/01. I do wonder why they didn't use the VS or Neo card formats though... Anyway, here's a link to the new promo. Thanks to PA! for the scan... click here to view it! Well, I'm sure the rank has dropped big time... Top 100 - 113... PokeSky - 16... Top 50 - 295... well, it seems like they didn't drop BIG time, but SMALL time... Well, the Gamecube generation has begun in Japan! And also the war, PS2 and Gamecube... and pretty soon, in November, Microsoft's first and newest gaming system is going to be included into this war... 3 Gamecube games has been released with it, Luigi's Mansion, Wave Race: Blue Storm and Sega's Monkey Ball. The sales demand was still high as expected, but much of Gamecube's attention was drawn away by this week's events even all the way to Japan. Nintendo's Gamecube should be released on November 18th in America. Remember, PF!1.8 comes out tomorrow!
September 13 - 6:30 PM - v1.75
Yah, well, I'm kinda late today... Well, PF! 1.8 IS going to be out in three days...
September 12 - 5:23 PM - v1.75
Canada showed respect to USA... everyone in Canada lowered their Canadian flags to mid-way (I'm a Canadian). The partly disliked President George Bush had actually said that he isn't sending ANY Americans who is hurt in this tragedy to Canada for medical care because he said he DOESN'T want any other countries to help... Yah... I always disliked him even though I'm not American. With all the limited medical care available in the US some who are hurt just might not get the treatment and die when they could've gotten the right treatment in Canada... why did Americans vote for Bush? I have just been told from my friends that the terrorists might've picked September 11 because it was 9-1-1... I would just like to give a moment of silence for all those who have been killed in this very terrible tragedy. I would like to give my condolences to the families who have been affected by these incidents. Let's move on... Village is still down... Top 100 - 106... PokeSky - 14... Top 50 - 191...
I'm sure if not 100%, 99.9%
of you will know about the crashes and bombings in the US today. At 8:45
AM in New York City, a Plane Crashed into one of the two Twin Towers (AKA
- World Trade Centers). At first, it was thought to be an
computer/mechanical error, 18 minutes later another plane crashed
into adjacent building. Some people on the lower floors were able to be
evacuated luckily, but the people in the higher floors were unfortunately
unable to evacuate in time. About an hour later, another plane en route
from Newark, New Jersey to San Francisco, California crashed somewhere
near Somerset County, Pennsylvania (Just outside Pittsburgh). Then, another
airplane hit a section of the military section of the Pentagon Building.
Today is certainly a day that will go down in world history, nothing like
this has ever happened since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Over 10,000
people are either dying, injured or dead. President Bush has promised that
we will hunt down and punish those responsible for this attack. I have a
friend in New Jersey who lost a few relatives in this incident, he is
truly heartbroken. It's hard to believe that this is even real... If you
lost someone in this horrible tragedy then I would like to offer you our
condolences. For more information on this "day of hell", see the
September 10 - 5:21 PM - v1.75
Firstly, Ness form Pojo got a chance to interview Jeremy Kassan, ranking #87 in the world... Click to view it here! And also, for your patience, we finally got a shorter address! You can now visit Pokemon Forever! at http://pokeforever.cjb.net! And also a reminder, PF!1.8 comes out in 6 days! Village is still down... Top 100 - 98... PokeSky - 14... Top 50 - 192... it seems like the ranks are dropping...
September 9 - 5:35 PM - v1.75
Sorry there weren't any updates
yesterday... Surprisingly, Phil Mondiello, the TCG player
that got the 4 year suspension, wanted Pojo to post a article by him about
the suspension... you can see it here.
Yes people....many of you were skeptical, even
doubtful. But Promo #39 IS Misdreavus. In fact...this scan
proves it. Click
to see Promo #39...Misdreavus
Whoh! You should've looked at the news yesterday! We probably didn't have that much news in ages! And here's something that you'll like! A spoiler of the new VS set! Thanks to Usugi-Chan from Pojo! Click here to view it! Village is still down... Top 100 - 99... PokeSky - 10... Top 50 - 176... hmm... only 11 hits today... There was a Mewtwo special that aired in Japan a couple months ago, and it looks as if it is being released in North America. Amazon.com has a video named "Mewtwo Returns" that will be released December 4th, 2001. Judging from the Pokemon Johto Champions schedule, this special episode would be aired around that time (though now it's on VHS/DVD). You can check it out for yourself, maybe even pre-order if you are interested, by clicking this link (DVD) or this link (VHS). Tune in to Cartoon Network tonight at 7:30pm EST/PST to watch the debut of Pokemon on Cartoon Cartoon Friday. I'm not sure what episode they will be showing, so you might want to check it out.
Well, it seems like there's a "lost
episodes" theme these couple of days so I thought I'd bring in a
transcript, yes you heard me right, TRANSCRIPT, of Holiday in Acapulco. Thanks
to Pojo again! Click here
to view it! Pokemon 3 is the best selling
Video of the Week. Will Pokemon 4 go straight to Video or Movie
theaters? No one knows yet? By The Associated Press, Top Kids Video
Sales Top Video Rentals Top Video Sales Top DVD Sales Billboard Magazine
Well, as promised yesterday,
I've got you a summery and 10 new pics for the episode. It's thanks to
Pojo as I did yesterday! You can visit the summery here!
And, well, I'm kinda depressed because of school... my teacher is kinda
mean... anyhow this year at
the TMB 2001 (Tropical Mega Battle) English VS Pokemon cards were given
out to the participants. We're lucky to have scans from a participant in
the event named Michael Perucca. BIG thanks goes out to him and PA!
for the scans and information! Click
here to see the English VS Scans! And also,
today's Lycos is up...
September 4 - 5:54 PM - v1.75
If you're wondering why I'm updating so late... it's school [drag]... Anyways, ever wonder why you've never seen the Pokemon Episode "The Legend of Dratini" on KidsWB? There are several reasons. The main reason is that too many people are playing with guns (Jessie, James, & the Warden of the Safari zone). The Warden fired off several shots at Jessie & James early in the show. Team Rocket catch the warden, tie him up, and give him a taste of his own medicine. It would be extremely difficult to edit this episode as guns & bombs play a major role. I think the Japanese were actually poking fun at gun-wielding Cowboy-type Americans, and there is somewhat of a moral value at the end of the show. It would require a ton rework to show this episode to kids. It's too bad really, cause it has one of the best endings of any Pokemon episode. Tomorrow, I'll post about 10 key images from the episode, and we'll tell you exactly how Ash caught all those Tauros and you can learn the Legend of Dratini. Thanks to Pojo for the picture pictured above.
September 3 - 11:46 PM - v1.75
Huh... for most of us, including me, tomorrow is the first day of school... (and I still don't know which teacher I'm having!) what a drag... well, not really much news, but I've just found out, thanks to PA!, that Pokemon Mini will cost around 30-40 USD... wow! That's alot! And Village is still down... Top 100 - 49... PokeSky - 9, and Top 50 - 209... Well, we've got 16 hits today, and 16 views... Let's hope to get more this afternoon...
September 2 - 3:57 PM - v1.75
I have found an article from PokeMasters and they have some more information on Pokemon Mini, with a full sized screenshot. It now seems like that Pokemon Mini won't be releasing in Japan nor US/CAN. But I have been hearing something about it being released in Japan... I don't know. The article says that it's only going to be released in Europe until further notice. Anyways, read it yourself here. (It won't take you outside our site). Village is still down, so... Top 100 - 56... worst by 1... PokeSky - 8... worst by 1... Top 50 - 232... same... And now, according to Top 100, we have 66 visitors so far today, and from PokeSky, 81 views.
September 2 - 7:32 AM - v1.75
Well, after seeing the hits yesterday, I think that I should update more. Village - STILL down... [drag] Top 100 - 55... Wow!!! PokeSky - 7... better by 1!! Top 50 - 232!!! HEY!!! YESTERDAY we were at the thousands with Top 50!!! The average still can't be checked because Village is down... but we've got 22 hits so far today! And according to PokeSky the pages have been viewed 449 times! Well, since I don't have any news for you this early morning, and I've just updated last night, you should see last night's update. If you haven't seen it yet, it seems like that NoJ is making a new creation, and NoA hopefully will release it in USA and Canada. I'll defiantly update this afternoon.
September 1 - 8:02 PM - v1.75
The First day of September! It means that 16 more days 'till the release of v1.8! But it also means that school'll start soon... Let's do some math... Pokemon Pikachu device + cartridge slot + rumble pack = new Pokemon Mini, Nintendo's latest handheld creation!! Nintendo announced the latest twist in its already-deep Pokemon product line today at its pre-ECTS press conference in London. The device, called Pokemon Mini, looks and acts a lot like the Tamagotchi-like virtual life toy, Pokemon Pikachu. But rather than just make another toy in the same vein, Nintendo has instead turned the concept into a standalone cartridge-based game system. Pokemon Mini features a D-pad, three buttons (two on the face with one large C button on the right side of the unit), a shock sensor that registers how many times you shake the unit, an infrared port for communicating with up to five other Pokemon Minis, a built-in rumble feature, and a 96x64 LCD display. The system has a built-in clock, and is designed to work with game cartridges. Nintendo showed off four such cartridges today. The games are extremely simple and definitely aimed at a younger, Pokemon-craving audience. The Pokemon Mini will be released in Japan sometime this year and will hit Europe next year. No US plans for the Pokemon Mini have been announced at this time. Screenshots here! Village - down... Top 100 - 83!!! When have we went to the 2 digits? Well, I've recently joined two other top sites, PokeSky's and Top50 Networks... let's look at their ranks since Village is down... PokeSky - 8!!! Whoh! Yesterday we were at 16!!! Top 50 - 1067... [yah, I know] ... better by 400 something! No average today, but according to PokeSky, our site has been view over 300 times, and we've got 189 hits!!! Into the early 3 digits we go!
August 31 - 6:46 PM - v1.75
I feels like yesterday that it was a first day of August! And today's already the end of August! So let's party by giving tons of news! Not Pokemon, but this article from LOS ANGELES (Reuters) is still going to get you excited. Since it is very long, you can view it by clicking here. It also gives others chances who don't want to read it pass on. Also included inside is articles about Xbox being delayed in Japan, some Harry Potter news and more on Gamecube being delayed. Village - down... Top 100 - 186... worst...
August 30 - 5:06 PM - v1.75
Hey, I'm back! And look, I've got Lycos with me again! Here are the
results for today... Powerball
has taken DBZ's spot at number one this week. That should change since
it's not as big of a pot anymore. Pokemon has dropped 3 spots to number 6
August 29 - 5:48 PM - v1.75
Hahh... school starts in a few days... which means bad news to everyone... Village - 477... bad... Top 100 - 186... not good... The average is still the same... 13... but the hits... uahh... bad... only 2 this afternoon... let's hope everyone's coming at night... Hey, want some scans? Well, since we haven't gotten much scans lately, here's one from PokeAbode! Click here to view it!
August 28 - 7:33 PM - v1.75
Heh... let's start with ranks... Village - 463... same... Top 100 - 170... better by 5... The average is still 13, and we've got 3 more hits since the last update... looks like there's nothing but ranks to update these days.... well, I do have something... About the Super smash Bros., GC-Inside says that Sonic the Hedgehog is in this Game! Wouldn't it be nice to see Mario and Sonic go at it like they are in this Pic along with Pikachu! (If the pic's fake, oh well)... I'm afariad that's it for today... let's hope there'll be more updates tomorrow...
August 28 - 3:17 PM - v1.75
Ya... late update last night... and some updates on the spaceworld was updated... And let's start off with ranks again... Village - 463... hey! The ranks actually rised... and I thought that it was going to drop... Top 100 - 175... well, this one got worst... The average still stayed the same... 13, and we've got 5 hits today... an OK number of hits when it's the afternoon...
August 27 - 10:05 PM - v1.75
Ha, the server was down yesterday, so I couldn't update... and today I did a defragment with my hark disk and it took practically the whole day... [sigh...] Good thing it ended just on time... And, I still updated yesterday, (I'm not THAT lazy, am I?) but I didn't upload it... if you want to see it, it's here. Village - 467... well, better than yesterday... but I think it might drop since I didn't update yesterday. Top 100 - 165... this is better too... please don't let it go down... The average was raised to 13... and 9 hits today... not bad when there's no updates... I hope that it doesn't drop THAT much tomorrow... (in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen) And here's some news... Today in Spaceworld2001, About 3 minutes of footage was shown for the sequel to Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Brothers Melee. Here is a pic by IGN! There will be many more characters in this game! Zelda, Link, and Ganondorf from the Zelda Games are also said to be appearing in Smash Bros. Melee! Also Kirby, Pichu, and many more Pokemon characters are going to be in this game. This game is rated teen, but who cares! This Game is for GameCube and the graphics are excellent! Hopefully I could get a clip of the 3 minute trailer! Back to ranks... Let's hope it doesn't drop...
Heh... If you were wondering why it said 9:40 PM in the last update, that was a typo. Anyways, the "typo" updates had some interesting information, including stuff about Kakureon, one of the 3rd generation Pokemon being on TV and with a screenshot too! This morning's "typo" update is one I'd die to share! Village - 548... same... Top 100 - 180... better, hey! The average is still 8... and I can't believe this! 22! Wowie! Thank-you fans!!! [cough] Ok, back to news, which I do have some of... A bit of info has come from Spaceworld about an upcoming Pokemon game that will utilize the E-Card Reader. Not much was discussed on this upcoming Pokemon game, but apparently it will be called Pokemon Summer Road and will interact with the new TCG cards. It's not know when the game will be released, but it's expected to be released in Japan by summer 2002. More info as it comes. You can play Pokemon the Trading Card game with a friend though your GBA except you can use real trading cards instead of the simple electronic ones on the Pokemon TCG Video game! The Pokemon Trading Cards in this Trading Card series will look just like the Pokemon VS Cards except they will be equip with a bar code which is the key part when using the E-Card.
August 25 - 9:40 AM - v1.75
Huh... school starts in a week, and hopefully I won't be too busy. Just a reminder that PF!1.8 will be released on the 16th of September, and the Version History is screwed up and I'm not going to fix it until the release of 1.8. I think I haven't told you this yet but unfortunately PF! will not be using NewsPro until further notice because my server doesn't support Perl 5. Village - 548... finally up but worst... Top 100 - 207... worst too... The average... has dropped... to 8... and hey! 2 hits this morning! Let's get more! As if NOA hadn't delayed anything else, Nintendo cancels November 5th plans to bring Nintendo GameCube to US! Instead they delayed the release 2 weeks to November 18! Yes, Parents do have only 36 Days to get a hold of the GameCube and give it to their Children for Christmas! I'm also sure a lot of you people might be able to get the GameCube which is predicted to be one of the hottest Christmas Gifts this year! Japanese could get their GameCube on September 14th! Well, the upcoming news are some old news but you might not have heard it before! Kakureon made it's first appearance on Thursday, July 5 in "Kakureon is Somewhere! Pokemon That Cannot Be Seen"! This Episode is a key episode as Pokemon takes one small step for a Pokemon and one giant leap towards Pokemon's 3rd Generation!
August 24 - 5:13 PM - v1.75
Yah, a very close update, eh? Well, a few hours ago I've posted some news on Southern Islands, and even got a scan. Village - still down... Top 100 - 200... better... I hope I'll have something to update when I get back...
August 24 - 2:40 PM - v1.75
Here's to boost you up. Pojo finally got his hands on a Southern Island Collection set today. He said that he must admit that it's pretty cool. He already owned the Japanese version of the Southern Island cards, and since there really weren't any power house cards in here, he said wasn't even turning my head to look at this. But when he stumbled across this, he just had to own it. Not only do you get the 18 cards from the Southern Island collection (including 6 reverse holofoils), but you also get:
All in all, not too shabby for a retail price of $19.99. If you are a collector, I'd recommend picking this up. Village - down...Top 100 - 229... uahh... bad... I'll come back later today...
August 23 - 9:44 PM - v1.75
A little earlier than yesterday, but I still think I should update
earlier. Sorry for that. If you're wondering about some CoroCoro, some of
them, well, one of them was updated yesterday, with a translation. [yah!]
Village - 508... well, it's still good... Top 100 - 196... worst by 1?
Well, the average is still 10... and only 4 hits... what a drag... So,
the try to boost the ranks, here's some goodies PokeMasters are sharing
with us. Here's 5 images of the upcoming Card E Reader that have surfaced
from Spaceworld 2001.
Sorry I'm a bit late tonight, so let's get started! Village - 514... worst by 2??? How weird... Top 100 - 195... better by 4... is there a math guy behind this? Worst by 2... better by 4... The average... it's still 10... and an extraordinary 12 hits it is... thanks a bunch to you too! Well, for Canadians, I have a special announcement. Well, for "Toronto-ians" and "Ottawa-ians", acutally... because these two cities made it to the qualifiers! Click here for the almost full list of the other qualifiers. Thanks to PA! for bring this up. And... another Coro Coro Promo! A Celebi! Click here to view it from PokeAddict.Net! It's also an E-Card! Folks at PA! also has a scan of it and here it is!
(Special Pokémon 2001 Jumbo
Thanks a bunch to PA! today!
August 21 - 4:33 PM - v1.75
First off, let's do the ranks first again... Village - 512... that's great! Top 100 - 199... this one got worst... Well, it looks like that our average went back to 10, and a little number 3 is the hits... com'on people! Let's get more! This doesn't really concern us North Americans but here it is: In the August edition of Disney Adventures you can find this quote: "Pokemon Crystal will definitely be released in Australia. At this stage, it's in September, and Nintendo will conduct a National Pokemon tour to celebrate. Held at Westfield shoppingtowns around the country, there will be live shows and a chance to download the ultra-rare 251st Pokemon, Celebi." We'll try to post more information on the tour dates when they become available. This is it, but I'll try to come back tonight... if I get any spare time off ...
August 20 - 5:20 PM - v1.75
Well, first off, the ranks had gotten worst... look... Village - 535... Top 100 - 197... The average dropped by 2! Only 9!!! And we've only had 5 hits so far... please get more! Well, it's almost time for school [sigh], and then the ranks will get even lower... I've just received a notice today that the past 2 episodes were actually the premieres of Season 4! And I do have some sort of bad news... v1.8 will NOT release on the 1st of September... but it will be once again planned to be released on the 3ed Sunday of September, which is the 16th. I don't think there will be anymore need of pushing. I'm actually done the whole thing, for those of you who think I haven't even started it yet, but it's for some purposes that I can't tell you about until the version is released.
August 19 - 5:24 PM - v1.75
No news but ranks again this afternoon... maybe I'll boost something later today... Village - 508... same... Top 100 - 187... same too... The average is still 11, but we did manage to get a mere 3 hits... and we still need more.
August 19 - 9:57 PM - v1.75
Whew! This is probably the earliest update I've ever done... Look at the ranks! Village - 508... wow! Top 100 - 187... this is awesome! I couldn't thank you enough! But, I just hope our opening rank for v1.8 will be below 500... Our average has increased a lot... from yesterday's 8... to today's 11! But, since it's just the start of Sunday (the day virtual traffic are low), we don't have ANY hits yet...
August 18 - 6:22 PM - v1.75
Well, just to remind you again, as said in yesterday's news, v1.8 will be released sometime in September, and the Version History is screwed up so don't bother going there. Village - 544... worst... Top 100 - 204... better? Well, the average went back to 8, but woah! 14 hits so far today! And it's only the evening! Let's hope that we'll get more tonight so our rank would go higher again. WB viewers might've seen Pokemon this morning for two new episodes of Pokemon to start out the new season called "The Johto League Championships". Check out your local listings to find out when "A Goldenrod Opportunity" and "A Dairy Tale Ending" will be airing since it is different from station to station. That's it for now, but I might come back tonight...
Very soon, sometime in September, we're going to release our newest version, v1.8! It's planned to be released on September 1st, but we might still push it back a little if necessary. The version history page is currently messed up now, so the information there won't be accurate. I've also decided that since it's screwed up, I'm not going to fix it until the release of v1.8 because I'd want you to have a little surprise. Village - 530... I knew it... worst... Top 100 - 226... by 5? Why? Well, Village site is down today so I can't check the average. And to "sparkle" you up, Nintendo announced recently that Pokemon Crystal has already sold over 600,000 copies in the two weeks it has been out. And people say Pokemon is dead...
For Non-Harry fans, I really should say sorry for posting so many Harry
info. The only reason why I do it is because a lot of people ARE Harry
fans, and I don't have quite enough stuff to open a Harry site... and
here's some Harry info... skip it if you want with the links from Today's
of the Coast sent Pojo the following email last tonight:
"As you may know, the Harry Potter Trading Card Game became available
for everyone to collect and play last week. We had a great event in the UK
to celebrate to get kids playing and to get people excited. We have
a video clip
August 15 - 4:51 PM - v1.75
Pojo's Jason Klaczynski has an awesome
Interview today with the 2nd Best Pokemon CCG Player in the world.
And he happens to be a Captain in the U.S. Army Stationed in Germany!
How Cool! Read it here!
Pokemon at #4. The
Top 10 Search Terms at Lycos for the Week Ending August 11, 2001:
For Harry TCG lovers, this is for you. Folks
over a Pojo spent nights and days putting a complete set of all the scans
of the Harry Potter TCGs. Check'em out here!
Christian from Pojoo sent some great
information! "I pre-ordered the DVD release of Pokemon the Movie 3
and was expecting delivery after the date of release in the USA of 21st
August. However to my surprise I received my copy today - a week before
release and I am in the UK. The disc comes with a couple of goodies :-
August 13 - 10:02 PM - v1.75
Whoh! Lots of information was given out this afternoon and you'd br crazy if you miss that out! Just a reminder, September 5th is the debut of the new season of Pokémon Johto episodes. There will be 52 of them in that season, be sure to watch 'em all! Village - 521... same... Top 100 - 209... worst? Well, the average is still 9, and we've JUST got 1 more hit from this afternoon.
Well, yah.... no news yesterday, and that's the first time too... Pojo just updated the Pokemon Apprentice Patch again. (Just in case you don't know, Apprentice allows you to play the Pokemon TCG over the Internet against other players worldwide). It's got some corrections, plus the new SI cards and the "Modified" format. More details are in Pojo's Apprentice League site and Apprentice Patch page. NEW out! Wizards of the Coast is not allowing people ages 15+ to participate in either the U.S. OR U.K. STS PTQ's! That sucks! US is enough but now they have to stop it in UK as well? Well, at least there're not banning Canada! Umm... here is some sad news... nick15, who has helped us here quite a lot, is leaving the TCG and his 2.5 year old site, PA! Read more about it here... Village - 521... yah! Top 100 - 203... by 3? Well, our average has actually gone down... 'till 9... but we do already have 10 hits so far today, only in the afternoon! Well, to conclude today's news, I'm now on AIM, and since I never gave you any kind of nickname, it's pokjonlai. My real name is Jonathan Lai. You can AIM me here, or at the top of the screen under PF! Stuff!
August 12 - 5:30 PM - v1.75
Well, yesterday's talk was kinda neat... Southern Island lovers, yesterday's update was for you! Village - down... Top 100 - 227... well, since Tops went down, I'm supposing the Village's rank gotten worst too... And, no news this afternoon.... what a drag...
How does Scyre (right) plan to sell issues this month? By putting Harry potter on the cover of course. There are only 5 pages of Harry Potter inside, but it's a good read. Something I found interesting from inside: The Harry Potter Base Set design & development team are "all veteran Wizards of the Coast R&D members and have extensive experience designing & developing TCG's including Magic The Gathering. Development on the Harry Potter Game began in November 1999, so the game has been nearly two years in the making." You definitely get the Magic: The Gathering flavor impacted on this game. Village - 574... why has it gone down by so much??? Top 100 - 206... worst by 5 only? Wierd...
Well, since the ranks had majorly decreased, I decided to boost you with some news. There will be a new Pokemon CD out soon (October 9). The title will be Pokemon Christmas Bash. Click here to order it from Amazon.com! And click here to view some Southern Islands Scans! And here is the Top 5 Renting Video Game Titles For the Week Ending August 5, 2001 Weekly Total Street Earnings Earnings Rank Title Platform Date (M) (M)
1 Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec PS2 07/13/01 $0.43 $1.91
August 10 - 9:37 PM - v1.75
August 10 - 1.52 PM - v1.75
Some cool updates were held yesterday night, and you wouldn't want to miss it. Pojo pointed out to us that it appears the West Coast Super Trainer Showdown will be taking place at the San Diego Convention Center on December 1 & 2. WOTC hasn't stated it officially yet, but SD Convention Center has it listed on their website calendar... and they are planning for attendance of 5,000 !!! Well, Village is down today... and Top 100 - 192... better! Maybe the Village rank is better too!
August 9 - 9:40 PM - v1.75
Not sure how many of you watch Sportscenter, but there's a funny Sportscenter commercial where Heavyweight boxer Lance "Goofi" Whittaker and news anchor Kenny Mayne are discussing the differences between Pokemon & Digimon. This commercial can be viewed on the ESPN website on this page:
Thanks to Pojo for letting us know. Going
to something else, there are four more Qualifiers
announced, the new ones are Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and New Mexico. But for
those of you who didn't catch the list we had before, here is the WHOLE
August 8 - 10:10 PM - v1.75
3: The Movie' is coming out on home video. Enter the sweeps by finding the
hidden Unowns in Kids Only.
Wow, 3 updates today, and there's not too less info on each one! Village - 528... still... Top 100 - 217... better by 1, actually! Well since our rank is the same, the average is still the same, 15, but we've once again got more hits tonight! Now we've got 10! And it'll also be good to squeeze in a couple more...
Well, there were quite some news this afternoon if you missed it. I'm probably not going to be here tonight so I'm boosting you one this evening. Here's some news if you're in the UK. Make your way to Toys R Us at one of the following locations in the UK and you can grab yourself an official Celebi for your G/S gamepak. Not only that you'll be able to play Pokemon Crystal and Pokemon Stadium 2 weeks before they are released.
Remember, it's ONLY for UKers! Well, some sharkers may be shocked about the following news. Interact, the company that makes Gameshark, is releasing a special edition Pokemon Gameshark. It will be pre-loaded with all the Gameshark codes you'd ever need for Pokemon Crystal, AND all of the previous Gameboy Pokemon games. Of course if that's not enough, you can always add more. Not only that, but this Gameshark will also be compatable with Game Boy Advance. You can find this Gameshark later this month for $24.99. Village - 528... worst by 5... Top 100 - 218... The average today is still 15 (thank god!), but only 5 hits!!! Please!
Well, for those of you that are still talking
about Phil, Gym Leader Phil from Pojo has his thoughts about him on the
suspention. Read it here!
And now... Lycos! Pokemon at #6.
The Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending August 4, 2001:
August 7 - 10:22 PM - v1.75
Whew! Good thing I was able to squeeze some time to update. This afternoon, there was a talk about Phil... and you'd probably want to read it if you missed it and you're a TCG player. If you watch the cartoon often, here is some news that you might be concerned about. This Saturday on Kids WB a new episode of Pokemon will air that was previously skipped for some reason, The Psychic Sidekicks. You'll have to check your local listings for when it airs since I've seen different times when I was confirming this information. Thanks to PokeMasters for pointing this out. Village - 523... Top 100 - down... Well, the average is still the same, 15, and from 3 o'clock's 4 hits, only 2 more came in, that means that only 6 hits today! I need more!
August 7 - 3:03 PM - v1.75
One of the hottest Pokemon topics on Message Boards these days involves Phil Mondiello. Phil was the #1 Pokemon CCG player in the world. Phil recently received a 4 year suspension from the Wizards of the Coast DCI. "Infraction: False Tournament Reports - Providing False Information to the DCI". Phil was a 13 year old judge trying to boost his friend's Pokemon & Magic The Gathering DCI rating. Phils was trying to get his friend a bye at the East Coast Super Trainer Showdown. What did Phil do? He put his friend in tourneys that his friend never played in, and sent in false reports by giving him wins he never received. He falsified the number of participants in a tourney to ensure it was sanctioned. Wotc's DCI discovered this and banned Phil for 4 years from playing in DCI sanctioned events. Some folks think that is fair punishment for the crime. Some thought it was too harsh. While others think he should be prevented in playing in future Pokemon Leagues and receive other penalties. Thanks a lot to Pojo for letting us know such an important article. Village - 523... surely has gotten worst... by 23 too... Top 100 - 233... better by 1??? I just hope that the ranks'll be better tonight when I come back... Well, the average today dropped from yesterday's 16 to today's 15... it's dropping everyday by 1... what'll I do? And only a mere 4 hits too... But maybe more people will come at night...
Master Trainer Mike announced a new Pokemon DCI format on the Wizards of the Coast Message Board over the weekend. The format looks as if it will be "Rocket On" (Team Rocket, Gym: Heroes, Gym: Challenge, Neo: Genesis, Neo: Discovery, Southern Islands, and any American Promo release) ... Here's MTM's quote:
"Starting September 1st you will be able to start
sanctioning the new Pokemon format. We are finalizing the floor rules for
it as we speak (well not RIGHT now, right now I am at Gen Con running the
Pokemon Gym). Hint: You won't have to worry about those overplayed
ER/SER/Wiggly/Sneasels in this format. We have have heard what you
After visiting Gen Con, Pojo has something to say, " I spent all of Saturday at Gen Con. Tourneys were held in a huge gaming area on the first floor, where I'm guessing more than a thousand people could play CCG's ... all at the same time (Pokemon, Magic, DBZ, Raw Deal, etc.). Dealers, and Game Companies took up the entire second floor. Wizards of the Coast had a large chunk of this area. Master Trainer Pat was there running some Pokemon Challenge action. It was $5 to play. You got a Birthday Pikachu badge (a real Birthday Pikachu card inside a badge you hang from your neck), a blind pull at a rare card (foils & promos included) a booster pack, and got to challenge other people. Not bad for $5. Below is a photo I took of the gaming area.
Village - 500... not bad... Top 100 - 234... 11... Well, from yesterday's average of 17, it has dropped to 16??? And we have 6 hits... not bad, but I think that there's still room for improvement.
First of all, sorry for being off yesterday... And secondly, I, personally missed Gen Con, but folks at Pojo didn't miss it, and they've got something to say, "A few of us spent the day at Gen Con today. We met the good People at WOTC (MTG, Pokemon, Harry Potter), and Score (DBZ Card Game) and Comic Images (WWF Raw Deal Card Game), as well as some of our cool advertisers. It was a ton of fun. Over 170 people entered the Raw Deal CCG tourney. This game is riding a nice wave of popularity. We snapped dozens of pictures ... we'll try posting some tomorrow. It's time to kick off my shoes and enjoy a cold one!" Well, it sounded like a lot of fun... too bad I missed it. In other news, now that we know Crystal has some secrets to it, we've also discovered the Gameshark code to get the mysterious GS Ball on your Crystal game cartridge. To access it, type in the code 917393D8 on your v3.1 or higher Gameshark to put the GS Ball in the first slot of your backpack. I haven't tried this code myself because I'm not a sharker, but if you would like to try it, feel free to do so. Some say you'll need 16 badges in order for Kurt to accept the GS Ball. If anyone receives positive results when giving the GS Ball to Kurt, please contact us and we will give you full credit as always. Thanks a whole lot to PA! for this information that might attract sharkers. Village - 508... hmm... Top 100 - 243... yah, worst... Well, it's probably of two reasons... first, because this is the long weekend, and secondly, and mainly I think is because I wasn't here yesterday... and the average is... 17??? Oh my! But we only got 2 hits... again probably of the 2 reasons... Yesterday, the version history got changed... for people who want to know approx. when v1.8 will release (which I am already working on now), that is the perfect place to view it.
Well?! Is this the Charizard of the Harry Potter Trading Card Game? We'd guess that it is. Maybe it's a good time to get some of these while they're cheap, because you know they'll be worth a lot just before Christmas. A spoiler has also been finished by the folks over at Pojo... Click here to see the spoiler. Experience the Pokémon excitement at Pokémon Fun Fest ....coming to Six Flags Theme Parks across the country. Complete schedule and details shown below. Check out the latest in Pokémon video games. Be sure to bring your Pokémon game pak to participate in head-to-head competitions as well as random play action in our game play area. PLUS - If you bring Pokémon Gold, Silver or Crystal version, you can get the rare Pokémon Celebi added to your game pak! You'll also have a chance to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game and to check out the infamous Pikachu & Lugia cars. While at the event, make sure to join in on the activities to win cool prizes. Don't forget to bring your camera and have your picture taken with Pikachu!
The Southern Islands Collection set has eighteen cards you've probably never seen before. These rare Pokémon make their homes in the Southern Islands, and this is the first time they've been spotted on our shores! You even get six collectors' postcards that show the coolest places on the Islands, plus some nasty surprises for your opponents-like Mew and Exeggutor! Southern Islands Collection Contents:
Three-ring binder with a unique wraparound design
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Village - 500... hmm... no change... Top 100 - 203... defiantly worser... Well, today we have an average of 13... and 47 hits??? How could this happen!!??
August 2 - 8:05 PM - v1.75
We just busted our first booster box of Harry Potter CCG cards! They have been shipped to those who pre-ordered. I'm guessing the foil of the Harry Potter character card is the "Charizard" of this set. We are working on a spoiler and more card scans for you. We'll try to scan the Harry Potter foil for you later on today. Village still has something wrong with it... and Top is still up... Top 100 - 189... well, since Top 100 is going up, I'm guessing that Village is going up too.
August 2 - 11:07 AM - v1.75
Well, I decided to boost you with some updates, since this I won't be here part of this weekend. Let's start... For those of you who didn't know it, Gen Con starts today! What is Gen Con? Gen Con is a huge Game Fair where hundreds of different games get played: Board Games; Trading Card Games; Card Games; Miniatures; Role Playing Games; etc. The will be playing Magic: The Gathering, DBZ CCG, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Dungeons & Dragons, Scrabble, chess, etc, etc, etc. Many of these are championship tournaments. Gen Con is held in Milwaukee, WI and runs through Sunday. Wizards of the Coast has a Virtual Gen Con site - "an online extension of the game fair. Those who cannot attend the convention or just can't get to every event during the weekend can get a glimpse of what they missed on these pages. Our camera crews work around the clock during the show to bring you both still photos and video footage of events, guests, and much more!" If you remember what I told you a couple days ago, PA! is having a new version, PA!6! What's so special? Well, it just happens to be today, 1 day after OUR release of v1.75! Well, Village is still down... the bug probably, and Top 100 - 197... yah... I appreciate it.
Can you believe it? It's already August! And also the release date of v1.75! As usual, the Versions History Section has the updates and the information of the future versions, which by the way had been updated today. We've got another Harry Potter card scan for you today. This is "4 Privet Drive". This is the first time we've scanned an Adventure Card! Now I took a quick look-see at store.wizards.com, and let me tell you what I saw? No Pokémon merchandice! Mein gott, what's next? Why did this happen? .... It's probably because of all that curse'ed Harry Potter stuff, isn't it?! Oh, opening ranks now... pretty excited...Village - 500... now what I wanted it to be... Top 100 - 219... this one is better... Hey, what do you know! Our average has gone up to 13 today! And a so so good 7 hits... I just hope we'll get more tonight. If you came from our geocities page, you'll notice that I've changed the demi-splash page.
July 31 - 8:21 PM - v1.6
OK, first thing's first... There's been a NEW virus that is spreading rapidly! It's the Code Red Worm! This morning, it had spread all over Switzerland, and by 8:00PM (About half an hour ago) it spread all around the whole world! This virus doesn't harm your computer (At least that was the results so far) and it ONLY harms Computer servers... like the one we have here... let's hope it doesn't get to us... Even though that it doesn't harm your computer, or at least doesn't now, if you found it on your computer, you can Warm Boot your computer to get it out of your R.A.M. (Random Access Memory). That's all I got for now... if you have ANY information about this... many, MANY people would appreciate it! OK, back to Pokemon. PA!'s webmaster, nick15, had to LAY-OFF some staff! Here's what HE has to say! "Due to company cut-backs and the impending recessions set for the US economy, Pokémonaaah.com had to unfortunately lay off 500 workers, a whopping 7,124% of our company. This will ultimately save the company up to an estimated $5 to $10, slowing down production in an effort to save the company from going bankrupt. Hopefully at the end of this recession (estimated to occur around 2005), we will be able to rehire the staff and resume business as normal." Sad... Well, you ask where's the Harry Potter? HERE! We've got another one here! Well according to this fellow from WizPOG, the Southern Island gift set is already out at select Wizards stores. Hmmm! .... So pick one, or even two up today! You know you need those reverse holo Mews! Village - 495... yah... I know it's better by 4... by this ain't what I'd expect... Top 100 - 226... this is wierd... And, for some reason, I can't get the averages from Village today... maybe the worm got them.
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