This week in Japan: October 1 - 8, 2005
New Pokémon to join Team Rocket
Last weekend's Pokémon Sunday confirmed that in the next AG episode, Manene Enters! Mansion of Rest!, Team Rocket will obtain a new Pokémon, Manene, which is seen dancing with them in the opening theme.
Concept art for eighth movie available online
In the Seasonal Mania Corner of the GameFreak Web site, new artwork by artist Ken Sugimori is available for the eighth movie, Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario. Pokémon AG concept art is also available. This artwork will only be up for a limited time.
More Dungeon of Mystery details revealed
According to the October CoroCoro, there are more details regarding these titles.
- The main character understands Pokémon speech since he has become one
- Your rescue team has a "rank," and as you succeed in more missions, more powerful rivals appear
- You can battle with your set of four memorized moves and your items
- Your moves have set usage limits (PP), and a certain radius/area of effect
- When on a mission, if you, any one of your teammates, or the client/contractor faints (HP= 0), you are returned to the dungeon entrance, you lose your money, and lose items at random
Unconfirmed information includes:
- There is a weather system that affects battles and dungeons
- When you fail a mission, your rank also goes down
- The Chikorita that joins your team is a female
At the sample play area at the Nintendo DS Conference 2005, the following Pokémon were playable:
However, please note this was a development version and this may change for the final release. Also, you could form a team of up to four members.
Pokémon edition Game Boy Micro launching Nov. 17
Pokémon Center original design Game Boy Micro Pokémon design is releasing on Nov. 17 in Metallic Red and Black presentation with a Pikachu silhouette on the front plate. This will only be available at Japanese Pokémon Center locations, probably including the center's Web site.