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Watch: First episode of new ‘Pokémon: Hisuian Snow’ anime series

  • The Pokémon Company has dropped the first episode of a new anime digital short series, “Pokémon: Hisuian Snow,” on YouTube.
  • The series will consist of three episodes and is based on the Hisui region featured in the “Pokémon Legends: Arceus” game on the Nintendo Switch console.
  • “Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” comes from Wit Studio, who also worked on “Attack on Titan” and “Vinland Saga.”
  • Episode 1 showcases how Pokémon and humans have not yet learned to co-exist with one another, while the protagonist Alec befriends a shiny Hisuian Zorua.

The Pokémon Company has released the first episode of their new anime digital short series, “Pokémon: Hisuian Snow.”

The series will be three episodes long and is based on the Hisui region, the Sinnoh region of the distant past as featured in the Nintendo Switch game “Pokémon Legends: Arceus.” It is animated by Wit Studio, which also worked on the animes “Attack on Titan” and “Vinland Saga.”

Man killed, 3 others injured by police over stolen Pokémon cards and pizza in Florida

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  • Two men in masks, identified as Michael Gomez and Joseph Lowe, were allegedly seen placing Pokémon cards and a pizza in a bag before walking out of a Target store in Kissimmee, Florida, last Wednesday.
  • The Osceola County deputies opened fire in an attempted “takedown” of four suspects, according to a release from the sheriff’s office on Thursday, killing one of them.
  • Gomez and Lowe were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and charged with petty theft.
  • The fourth suspect, who was “detained on scene,” suffered a shrapnel wound, but their involvement remains unclear.
  • It is not clear whether the suspects were armed or what events led to the deputies opening fire.

Osceola County deputies opened fire outside a Target store in Kissimmee, Florida, killing a man over stolen Pokémon cards and pizza.

Officers responded to a call at around 7:00 p.m. last Wednesday from the store’s loss prevention supervisor, who saw two men in masks placing Pokémon cards and a pizza in a bag before walking out, according to an affidavit written by Deputy Cole Miller.

‘Pokémon’ 25th-anniversary video celebrates Ash’s journey ‘across the land searching far and wide’

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  • Pokémon shared a special video on Twitter honoring the anime’s 25-year-run so far.
  • The video features highlights of Ash’s journey and a rundown of all his Pokémon from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola and Galar.
  • The music in the video is the original Japanese anime opening song “Mezase Pokémon Master” sung by Rica Matsumoto, the Japanese voice actor for Ash.
  • Ash’s journey isn’t over, with more to come including a reunion with his Greninja, Sinnoh rival Paul and battles with champions competing in the world tournament.

The Pokémon franchise took to Twitter with a special video commemorating 25 years of the anime series. 

The video shows main protagonist Ash (Satoshi in Japan) and the numerous Pokémon he has caught along his journey across Kanto, the Orange Islands, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola and Galar since the animated series first aired in 1997.

Gotta wear ’em all: Pokémon and Amazon team up to launch T-shirt subscription box

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  • Amazon has listed an official Pokémon T-shirt subscription box collaboration on their site, offering subscribers different Pokémon-themed cotton shirts delivered each month.
  • The subscription, which, according to Amazon, is “created and curated by Pokémon,” is being offered at $19.99 a box to anyone in the U.S. in youth, men and women sizes.
  • Mystery subscription boxes aren’t new for Amazon, which carries similar offers for products ranging from beauty, food, children’s toys and pet items.
  • It is unclear if the designs will feature anything from the “Legends Arceus” games or the highly-anticipated “Scarlet and Violet” games coming in late 2022.

Amazon is now offering subscriptions for its Pokémon T-Shirt Club, which will provide subscribers with a different Pokémon-themed cotton shirt delivered each month. 

The shirts are available to anyone in the U.S. at $19.99 a box with free shipping and come in different sizes for youth, men and women. While customers can choose their preferred size, there is no customer option to choose the base colors of their shirts as their colors are “selected by Pokémon” to best complement the different designs.

Gengar engagement and wedding rings are here to symbolize love beyond a shadow of a doubt

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Japanese jewelry maker U-Treasure, known for designing pop culture-themed jewelry inspired by popular IPs like “Harry Potter” and “Kingdom Hearts,” is back with a spooky, Gengar Pokémon wedding ring that went on sale last week. 

Gengar’s ghastly nature, mischievous grin and blood crimson eyes are a departure from the cuter and more popular Pokémon who have inspired other jewelry products by the brand, like Eevee and Pikachu, according to SoraNews24.  

Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science to display Pokémon fossils and skeletons in special exhibit

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  • The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, Japan, opened a special exhibit on Tuesday that displays Pokémon skeletons and fossils.
  • A promotional video of the Pokémon Fossil Museum was uploaded to the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter page, giving viewers a glimpse into some of the unique fossil displays.
  • The exhibit’s purpose is to educate fans on the similarities and differences between the Pokémon fossils and their real-life inspirational counterparts.
  • The Pokémon Fossil Museum includes a gift shop that will carry special merchandise featuring Excavator Pikachu on items such as keychains and plush toys.
  • Beginning on Tuesday, the exhibition will be open at Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science until June 19 and will then move to other museum locations across Japan.

Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science opened the Pokémon Fossil Museum on Tuesday, featuring displays of Pokémon fossils and skeletons.

A sneak peek video posted on the Japanese Pokémon official Twitter page provides glimpses into some of the fossils and skeletons of various Pokémon that are on display. Although the video uses footage taken at the Mikasa, Hokkaido, location’s exhibit, the Pokémon’s Twitter page states that it provides a preview into the Tokyo location’s exhibit as well.

Pokémon bread craze: South Koreans buy 3.5 million in 2 weeks after the snack returns 2 decades later

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  • Pokémon bread has returned to South Korea after disappearing from shelves around two decades ago.
  • The Pokémon-themed snack is wrapped in special packaging and comes with collectible stickers.
  • As of March 10, two weeks since its return to South Korean stores, over 3.5 million packs of Pokémon bread had been sold.
  • Celebrities such as BTS’ RM and EXO’s Kai are urging South Korean food company SPC Samlip to produce more of the treat.

Pokémon bread is selling out fast in South Korea after making a comeback that has been two decades in the making.

The treats, which feature characters from the beloved anime and manga series, were last sold in the country in the early 2000s. They hit shelves again in February. 

Pokémon YouTube channel releases mouthwatering cooking videos featuring Pikachu and the gang

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  • The official Pokémon YouTube channel recently released a three-episode cooking series titled “Sweet Winter with Pokémon.”
  • The series’ host is joined by his four adorable Poké pals: Charmander, Psyduck, Jigglypuff and Pikachu.
  • The videos feature relaxing cooking sounds, music and Pokémon chatter, but no dialogue or narration.

The official Pokémon YouTube channel has released a series of cooking videos featuring adorable Poké pals Charmander, Psyduck, Jigglypuff and Pikachu.

The series, titled “Sweet Winter with Pokémon,” features three dialogue- and narration-free cooking videos. The series’ host is joined by his four adorable housemates while preparing sweet treats.

Gamer finds secret room with modern technology in ‘Pokemon Legends: Arceus’

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  • A video game researcher and hacker has discovered an unused and hidden modern-day room in the Nintendo Switch game “Pokémon Legends: Arceus.”
  • “I found this map when looking through the game files and found textures that looked modern,”the hacker, who goes by the Twitter handle @DeepGameRes, stated. “After finding which area they belonged to and a good 8-ish hours of trying various hacky things that I've learned over the years, I finally force loaded the map in-game.”
  • The latest Pokémon game is set in the ancient Hisui region, so the room containing modern technology is an anachronism not seen elsewhere in the game.
  • The room features a bed, a flat-screen TV, a laptop and a Pikachu and Eevee edition of the Nintendo Switch.
  • Pokémon fans are discussing whether the room may be a hint to the possibility of a modern-day downloadable content or if it may just be a deleted introduction in the game.

An unused modern-day room has been discovered in the Nintendo Switch game “Pokémon Legends: Arceus” by a video game researcher and hacker.

Hacker @DeepGameRes originally discovered the room when he was flying into a skybox in the game’s “free camera” mode, according to Kotaku. A clip of the room was shared on YouTube by @Faz Faz on Feb. 9. 

Burglar pulls off $250,000 Pokémon heist of Minnesota shop after smashing through a wall

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  • A burglar broke into a collectibles shop in Forest Lake, Minnesota, and stole about $250,000 worth of Pokémon cards.
  • The intruder first broke into a neighboring vacant store and then punched a hole through the wall to get into Punch-Out Gaming, a store co-owned by brothers Mike and Eric Johnson.
  • Eric believes that the burglar did not act alone due to the amount of stolen items.
  • He also thinks that the perpetrators are familiar with the store as they knew what to do to get into the areas where the Pokémon merchandise was stored.
  • The owners said that while the store is insured, they will still incur a significant amount of loss from the burglary due to the rarity of the stolen items.
  • The online Pokémon community is helping the store by monitoring any online listings that might be selling the stolen cards.

A burglar reportedly stole about $250,000 worth of Pokémon cards from a video games and collectibles shop in Minnesota.

Punch-Out Gaming, a family-owned business that has been operating in Forest Lake, Minnesota, for eight years, was hit with a burglary on Thursday morning, reported Pioneer Press (TwinCities.com).

New ‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ English trailer reveals rideable Pokémon, real-time battles

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  • “Pokémon Legends: Arceus” dropped an English-language trailer for its upcoming Nintendo Switch release on Jan. 28.
  • The trailer reveals a Hisui region setting featuring new Pokémon you can catch in real-time.

The highly anticipated Nintendo Switch game of the new year “Pokémon Legends: Arceus” dropped its latest trailer in English.

The trailer, which was uploaded on Jan. 10, reveals a new adventure across the “sprawling landscapes” of the fictional Hisui region, the ancient name for Sinnoh, where Pokémons “roam free, unbound by human connection.” 

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