In this week's Pokémon Update, Jess reflects on the recent Twitch Plays Pokémon phenomenon as they progress from Pokémon Red to Pokémon Crystal, takes a look at the results of the Pokémon X & Y beta tournament, and checks out which episodes of the Pokémon anime and movies are now available on Netflix. Enjoy!
Additionally, entries to the recent Pokémon X & Y Booster Box giveaway closed a few days ago; the winners are in the process of being selected and will be notified via Curse once it is done. Thanks for participating and I look forward to holding more giveaways in the future!
Jess is here with Pokémon Update, this time talking about the Mythical Pokémon Diancie, the upcoming Pokémon Battle Trozei game for the Nintendo 3DS, how to score a free copy of Pokémon X & Y when you buy and register a new Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, or 3DS XL system, and even more about the upcoming Pokémon State/Province/Territory TCG Championships starting March 8th!
This month, the Pokémon X & Y expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game has been released, introducing powerful new Mega Evolutions, Pokémon-EX, and the new Fairy-type, so what better way to get everyone excited than to give away a whole booster box of the Pokémon X & Y TCG set?!
Good news: that's exactly what we're giving away! One lucky winner will take home a full box (36 booster packs) of the Pokémon X & Y TCG set! Not only that, but two runners up will still get an ultra-cool official Marriland T-Shirt to call their own, so there are several chances to win something cool.
Now, true-blue Marriland fans will have an even better chance of winning! Unfortunately, while there are surely tons of awesome Marriland fans and people eager to win this contest from all around the world, this contest is open only to residents of the United States of America as well as Canada. (Sorry, everyone else! Shipping costs and contest laws are no fun, right?!)
So, what are you waiting for? Enter the giveaway today for your chance to win a Pokémon X & Y Booster Box and a Marriland T-Shirt!
The first Mythical Pokémon in Pokémon X & Y, the Jewel Pokémon Diancie, has indeed been revealed on the official Pokémon X & Y website! Diancie, a Rock/Fairy-type, is capable of creating diamonds out of thin air by compressing the carbon in the atmosphere, then using those gems to attack foes in battle.
Diancie has the Clear Body ability and is #719 in the National Pokédex. Details on how Diancie will be obtained are presently unknown, but the recent issue of CoroCoro has confirmed that Diancie will play a vital role in the upcoming Pokémon movie, The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie(Japanese name).
Here are some more images of Diancie that have been revealed:
Note: Diancie was leaked in the recent CoroCoro issue on February 13th, and was then revealed on the official Pokémon X & Y website on February 14th. Unfortunately, I was on vacation at the time and was not expecting any announcements, so I was unable to make an update. Sorry for being a Slowpoke!
Jess returns with a new Pokémon Update, talking about Pokémon Bank finally being released, the ultra-cool Pixelmon mod for Minecraft, the redesign of the official Pokémon website, and the Pokémon XY Elite Trainer Box sets for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Go on and check it out!
Note: I'll have more updates posted today and tomorrow covering more of the recent events, such as the Mythical Pokémon Diancie, as well as a cool giveaway. Unfortunately, I was away on vacation over the past week and was unable to update the site until now. Whoops!
Just something fun for you all to watch over the weekend, this video features a nifty mod for Minecraft called Pixelmon, which puts Pokémon into the Minecraft world, allowing you to catch them, battle with them, and even fly around on them! They even say their name like in the anime!
Definitely be sure to check out the mod if you're into Minecraft and Pokémon like I am, as it's actually a lot of fun; version 3.0 is to be released soon as well, adding more Pokémon and nifty features to the mod, too!
The Beta Key giveaway for The Elder Scrolls Online is now open to all registered Curse members, so if you want to get a Beta Key to play The Elder Scrolls Online, head on over to Curse.com to pick up your Beta Key. There's even a Beta event going on throughout the weekend, so you'll be able to play right away!
Lastly, Curse is hiring! That's right, there are a variety of positions open, including Front End Dev, .NET Web Dev, and UK Account Manager, among others, so if you're interested in working for Curse, definitely stop by Curse.com/jobs to see what positions are available!
As promised, here's a video I did this afternoon showing how to operate Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter in order to store your Pokémon and to transfer your Pokémon from your Generation V games! Hopefully this helps clear up any uncertainties you might have!
Additionally, I will be streaming Wonder Trade Wednesday tonight over at Twitch.tv/MarrilandTV! Unfortunately, due to the short notice, there will not be a giveaway this week on Marriland, but tune in to the Wonder Trade Wednesday stream to see me send out some Cottonee in celebration of Pokémon Bank's release!
At long last, Pokémon Bank has finally been released in North America, after nearly a month and a half of waiting. Pokémon Bank was released in Europe and Australia on February 4th and Japan saw Pokémon Bank return to the Nintendo eShop in January after being pulled from the eShop hours after its release.
You can download Pokémon Bank by going to the Nintendo eShop and downloading it there. If you download it and activate it by March 14th, you'll receive a free 30-day trial; after that, it will cost $4.99 per year, which is only about a penny a day.
When starting up Pokémon Bank for the first time, you're warned that attempting to transfer illegal Pokémon that have been created or modified using cheating devices may result in the loss of your ability to use Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter. Additionally, you can receive a free Celebi if you put at least one Pokémon in Pokémon Bank. The Celebi comes with the exclusive move Hold Back, too.
I plan on having a video up for Pokémon Bank later today as well as a single Wonder Trade Wednesday stream at 8pm Central Time, now that I can finally make room for the Pokémon I'm giving away again, so stay tuned for that!
In September 2006, I, Marriland, uploaded my very first video to my YouTube channel. Over 7 years and almost 320,000 subscribers later, I've now uploaded a total of 1,000 videos for your viewing pleasure. The Marriland's 1,000th Video Special video takes a look back at my videos throughout the years, plus it gives you the inside scoop on the new video series I have planned for this year.
Want to celebrate, too? What better way to support one of your favorite Pokémon YouTubers and websites than by sporting the official Marriland T-Shirt, am I right?!
"Return to Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online, the latest chapter of the award-winning series, and bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Explore the vast world with friends or embark upon an epic adventure alone — the choices you will make will shape your destiny."
Curse is pleased to announce a new partnership with ZeniMax Online Studios and are giving away a total of 500,000 beta keys for The Elder Scrolls Online. Curse Premium members will have exclusive first access to them on February 4th and February 5th, and then, from February 6th to February 10th, they'll be open to everyone.
Indeed, it seems as though the time has finally come — Pokémon Bank is now downloadable in Europe and Australia from the Nintendo eShop! The trial period has been extended until March 14th, meaning you have until then to activate your 30-day free trial.
Though Pokémon Bank currently remains unavailable in North America, the fact that Europe and Australia now have access to Pokémon Bank means it shouldn't be too far behind.