MCV Magazine has revealed information regarding an upcoming event for Pokemon Black and White in the UK. From March 4th to April 22nd, players will be able to download the Liberty Ticket event item, which allows one to encounter and battle a wild Victini in the games. Whether this will be a Wi-Fi or store-based event, as well as it's US date, have yet to be revealed.
The 13th Pokémon movie Zoroark: Master of Illusions will have it's U.S. TV premiere on February 5th at 7PM on Cartoon Network (to verify the time for your area, please visit the TV Guide's website). Since it is airing on the 5th, this will be the first showing of the movie since all but one of the stops on the Pokémon Black and White Tour are on later dates. A re-showing of the 11th movie Giratina and the Sky Warrior will be shown prior (5 PM) to the new movie (for those of you who like hearing Shaymin say "It's going to eat me!").
The downtime from 9 PM to midnight Pacific (midnight to 3 AM Eastern) was actually scheduled several days in advance by HiVelocity (physical relocation of the server rack to a new facility). It was my fault for failing to inform everyone of this happening. From now on, I'll pass along any of these messages I receive from the host. I apologize for not informing you.
The dub title of the new Pokémon animé season has been revealed, via the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver official website. The new series will simply be called "Pokémon Black and White", the names of the fifth generation games.
In Japan, it is called "Pokemon:Best Wishes", a play on the first initials of the games, as well as how the romaji for "Wishes" (roughly "Uisshus") resembles the Japanese name of the Unova Region, "Isshu".
As you have been aware the last few weeks the I haven been making modifications to the server. That I am happy to report after the rough first day :). Everything is running better than we have ever had it. Load (Linux's way of measuring the work server is doing) is way down. To put in perspective load on victoryroad was 8-10 now its .26-1 huge gain. That was all fixed by locating mysql to the main server and not running it in a virtual pc.
In addition this effects victorybattles as well as victoryroad.
Also the shared hosting node has been given more ram to account for hight usage lately. It should also notice snapper page loads indirectly because of the mysql server move.
It has been announced, through posters and fliers at the Jisedai World Hobby Fair Winter 2011, that Shogakukan will be featuring a new Pokemon manga series in its Weekly Shonen Sunday. The name of the manga is currently unknown, however, it will apparently be aimed at older audiences as opposed to the other Pokemon manga (such as Pokemon Special) which are typically seen as being aimed at children. This is quite rare, as almost all Pokemon-related merchandising is usually directed towards children, and marketing it expanded on from there. Previous manga series featured in Shonen Sunday include Detective Conan ("Case Closed" in North America), and InuYasha. The new Pokemon manga will begin serialization is March, and is meant to be an attempt at "expanding the market".
The official site has updated with new details on a new Wifi event that will take place at the end of the month. To go along with next weeks B&W episode featuring Ash's Egg hatching, a Zuruggu is to be distributed over Wifi from January 28th to February 10th. This Zuruggu is Level 1 and is holding Muscle Band. They have also announced that the special fan designed Dream World house is now availiable for download in the Global Link until Valentine's Day. Also, from January 27th to March 30th, you will be able to download some special C Gear skins featuring Piplup and Croagunk to tie in with the upcoming Anime specials which feature Dawn and Brock.