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Scrapple from the WRAPL – April/May edition 04/25/2012

Posted by Gryphon in Events, Game News, League News, Pokemon News, Pokemon TCG, Pokemon Video Games, TCG News.
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First off, this is a reminder for everyone that there will be NO Pokemon League this Saturday (April 28). See you next week on Cinco de Mayo!

There is a whole lot of new Pokemon info coming in at once, so until I can put together articles for everything, here’s a quick rundown:

  • Pokemon game director Junichi Masuda recently went live on the Japanese TV show Pokemon Smash! to reveal new details and features of the upcoming versions Pokemon Black 2 and White 2. Included in the reveal are the new male and female player characters, a new rival character, 2 new gym leaders, and a mysterious fellow named Akuroma (“achroma”, as in seeing things only in shades of black, white, and gray) who is researching pokemon strength. The game starts you out in Hiougi City (not a town!), which is on the southwest corner of Unova. Black 2 and White 2 take place 2 years after the events in Black and White, and for unknown reasons, a large glacier has covered most of Unova. Either adding onto or replacing the diversion of Musicals appears to be Movies, which feature comic-book-style artwork in presentation. The new games are set for a Japanese release on June 23rd, and will see an American release some time this Fall.
  • New trailers and teasers have been released for the upcoming Pokemon movie featuring Kyurem and Keldeo, and feature the Pirouette forme of Meloetta, who appears in the accompanying short.
  • Registration will begin next Wednesday, May 2nd, for the 2012 Spring Friendly, a wifi competition for players of Pokemon Black and White. It will use the same rules as previous wifi competitions. The competition will begin on May 9th.
  • There will be a Darkrai wifi download event starting May 9th, to tie in with the release of the new TCG set, Dark Explorers. More details on this as they come!
  • Speaking of Dark Explorers, the full listing of cards in this set has been released. You can find more info on Bulbapedia.
  • A bit more Pokemon-related news from Japan, which will eventually result in some new American releases: The Japanese 3DS Shop will release two new downloadable titles, Pokemon AR Searcher (a point-and-shoot game using real-world environments which allows you to capture pokemon to send to Black/White 2) and Pokemon National Pokedex Pro (an updated version of Pokedex 3D which contains all pokemon in the National Pokedex, plus the new Kyurem formes). Also Japan will see 2 new TCG joint sets released in July, Freeze Bolt and Cold Flare, featuring Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, respectively.

Tournaments update! 04/19/2012

Posted by Gryphon in Site Updates.
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Gryphon here, just letting you know that information on the upcoming Prerelease events, plus Nationals, has been added to the Tournaments tab.

Hope all local Regionals attendees had fun in Athens, see you @ League this Saturday!

Easter Eggs 04/08/2012

Posted by raznprince in Events, Pokemon TCG, Pokemon Video Games, TCG News.
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Hey, all!

I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend and celebating time with your friends and families. As you can see, there was no League session this weekend due to the holiday, and will resume next Saturday unless announced otherwise.

On that note, I just wanted to remind you of some upcoming events:

Southeast Regional Championships
April 14 (All TCG for Juniors and Seniors Divisions and Masters up through Top 32)
April 15 (All VGC for all age divisions and TCG Masters Top 16-on)
This will be held at the Classics Center in Athens, GA. Information is posted in the Tournaments Tab above if you are interested in going. I will be there to judge, so I hope to see you there if you go!

Dark Explorers Pre-Release Events
April 28 – Canton, GA
April 29 – Newnan, GA
May 6 – Lilburn, GA

If you are interested in getting a sneak peek at the new cards for this upcoming set, these events are the best opportunities to do so! Click on the links above for more information for that location. Keep in mind that unlike all other TCG Premier Events that are normally free to enter, Pre-Release events require a $25 registration fee as it includes 6 booster packs and a promotional-stamped in-set card as well as a promotional item. Gryphon will update the Tournaments tab to include this information at some point. For more information about Pre-Release events, click here. Dark Explorers will become Modified, Tournament-Legal on May 9, 2012. For more information on Modified, Tournament-Legal sets, click here.

As always, let me know if you have any questions or feedback. Again, have a Happy Easter!

Professor Raz