Sabbatical (No, not from this blog)…

This is not what I wanted to do this month, everything was planned so perfectly.  I wanted to celebrate and fondly remember, but all the memories have now soured.  I feel like I’m leaving an old friend behind by doing this, but I just can’t take it anymore.  For 20 years, I’ve been a viewer since the beginning on St Patrick’s Day.  Of those 20 years, I’ve spent 11 years watching, 4 years wishing, and 5 more years watching.

But now I’ve decided to take a break from Toonami…

Before anyone says it, no, it’s not because One Piece is getting yanked from the block.  It’s the last straw, but in all honesty what used to be fun has become a chore to get through just to watch 2 shows a week.  Right now, Toonami is in a state where it lacks any real consistency or any punch to engage…

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Complete details on the free Pokémon TCG promo pack containing all of Ash’s Pikachu cards

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Celebrate Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! with this special offer from Pokémon Center. For every $25 you spend on Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) products, you will receive a Pokémon TCG promo pack containing three Ash’s Pikachu cards. Each card features an illustration of Pikachu with one of the hats worn by Ash during the pair’s adventures in the Pokémon animated series. Further details on this special offerare as follows:

While supplies last, receive one 3-card promo pack per $25 spent on Pokémon TCG products at For example, a customer who purchases $75 worth of Pokémon TCG products from will receive three 3-card promo packs (9 cards total).

  • Calculation of $25 minimum order of qualifying Pokémon TCG products excludes tax and cost of shipping.
  • Promotion will be automatically applied to qualifying Pokémon TCG orders. No code is necessary. You will not see a separate line item…

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Video: The Most Expensive Pokémon Merchandise

I wrote this one. 🙂

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YouTuber TheAuraGuardian has made a Pokémon-specific video about some of the most expensive merchandise in the history of the franchise. Extremely-expensive items include a Pikachu-themed car, a Pokémon watch and an ultra-rare Charizard Pokémon TCG card. See them for yourself in the following video and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

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New Pokémon Duel update now live on iOS and Android, version 4.0.7

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A brand-new patch has gone live for Pokémon Duel, bringing the mobile board game to version 4.0.7 across iOS and Android devices. It consists of a content update and various bug fixes. Full patch notes have yet to be revealed, but stay tuned for any updates. Another recent update added Lunala, Chandelure, Decidueye, Mimikyu, Dartrix and more figures.

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New pictures for Pokémon Moon female trainer figure with Rowlet, Litten, Popplio and Rotom Dex

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The Pokémon Daisuki Club has captured a wide variety of different pictures to showcase the new Moon Kotobukiya figure in all its glory. The figure can perform various poses via adjustable ligaments and is accompanied by Pokémon Sun and Moon starters Rowlet, Popplio and Litten. A select number of customers can also receive an adorable Rotom Dex figurine. To view more pictures of this figure, click here.

Source: Pokémon Daisuki Club

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Bidoof, #399 – Plump Mouse Pokémon

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With nerves of steel, nothing can perturb it. It is more agile and active than it appears. It constantly gnaws on logs and rocks to whittle down its front teeth. It nests alongside water.

Type: Normal

Category: Plump Mouse

Ability: Simple, where the Pokemon is prone to wild stat changes. Or Unaware, which ignores the opposing Pokemon’s stat changes.

Hidden Ability: Moody, which raises one stat sharply and lowers another every turn.

Weaknesses: Fighting

Resistances: None


Evolutions: Bidoof evolves into Bibarel starting at level 15.

Height: 1′ 08″ Weight: 44.1 lbs

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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is now playing at select theaters

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It’s officially November 5, which means Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is now playing at select theaters for a limited time. If you didn’t get a chance to see a showing today, you’ll have another opportunity tomorrow, November 6. Additional showings are also scheduled for November 11 and 14. Attendees can receive a QR Code that will grant you a Pikachu wearing the hat that Ash wears in the movie—Pikachu (Partner Cap). This QR Code is specific to Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon and comes with the Pikashunium Z Z-Crystal, allowing Pikachu to unleash its exclusive Z-Move. The new animated film is the 20th entry in the long-running series, and it also serves as a celebration of all the adventures that Ash and Pikachu have had over the years.

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Game Freak’s Kazumasa Iwao and Shigeru Ohmori play the Guessing Game for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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Nintendo of America caught up with Game Freak’s Kazumasa Iwao and Shigeru Ohmori to play a few rounds of the Guessing Game, featuring Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. They discuss which Alola Pokémon they’d choose between Dusk Mane Necrozma or Dawn Wings Necrozma, Litten, Popplio or Rowlet, as well as Ultra Beasts UB Assembly or UB Burst. They also reveal their favorite Z-Moves, which happen to be Incineroar’s Malicious Moonsault and Snorlax’s Pulverizing Pancake. To view the entire Guessing Game play out, check out the video below:

Source: Nintendo of America

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Video: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon analysis of Team Rainbow Rocket and new Overview trailers

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The latest trailers for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon revealed the official return of Team Rocket! Check out the video below as the folks at GameXplain take a closer look at Giovanni and Team Rainbow Rocket, the catchable Legendaries, the new story segments, Totem Stickers and the Battle Agency. All this and more can be found in the latest Pokémon analysis below. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are set to launch worldwide on November 17 for Nintendo 3DS.

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