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Dogasu's Backpack | Old Updates Archive | February 2018

Lugia to appear in Pocket Monsters the Movie 2018
February 15th, 2018

Dogasu @ 23:56 JST -- The official website for this summer's movie, Pocket Monsters the Movie 2018, has updated with news that the legendary pokemon Lugia is going to be making an appearance in the new film.

Pocket Monsters the Movie 2018

The text accompanying the update is as follows:

劇場版ポケットモンスター「幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕(ばくたん)」の重要なシーンで流れる笛の音。

In the teaser for the newest movie, you can see a shadow being reflected on the water belonging to a pokemon flying through the air...and we're about to reveal just who that pokemon is!

Can you believe it!? It's the legendary pokemon Lugia who will be appearing in the newest movie!

That impactful melody you hear at the end of the teaser is the sound of a flute that plays during an important scene in the second movie, 1999's Pocket Monsters the Movie "Revelation Lugia."

In that historic film, Lugia was an ally to Satoshi and played a big role in the movie. What will Lugia do in this year's film!? Look forward to us revealing even more information here on the official movie site!

Check out the teaser here

The news update continues by providing more information about Lugia itself:

分類: せんすいポケモン
タイプ: エスパー・ひこう
高さ: 5.2m
重さ: 216.0kg
Category:  Diving Pokemon
Type:  Psychic, Flying
Height:  5.2m
Weight:  216.0kg

...followed up by a little history of its apperances so far:

Pocket Monsters the Movie "Revelation Lugia"
Pokémon the movie XY "The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa"

ルギアは劇場版ポケットモンスター「幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕(ばくたん)」(1999年)でシルエットとともに、謎のポケモン“X”として初登場。

最近ではポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY「光輪(リング)の超魔神 フーパ」(2015年)や『Pokémon GO』のレイドバトルにも登場。

『ポケットモンスター 金・銀』のポケモンの中で1番の人気を誇るなど、世代問わず知名度&人気ともに高い伝説のポケモンです。

>>劇場版ポケットモンスター「幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕(ばくたん)」について
>>ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY「光輪(リング)の超魔神 フーパ」について

Lugia was first introduced in 1999's Pocket Monsters the Movie "Revelation Lugia" as a silhouette known simply as the mysterious Pokemon "X."

After that it got a lot of attention for being put on the cover of the video game Pocket Monsters Silver version. Its latest appearances have been in 2015's Pokemon the movie XY "The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa" as well as Raid Battles in Pokémon GO.

In the "Pokemon General Election 720," which took place in 2016, Lugia ranked the highest of all the Pocket Monsters Gold & Silver pokemon and is a legendary pokemon whose name recognition and popularity transcends generations.

More about Pocket Monsters the Movie "Revelation Lugia"
More about Pokemon the movie XY "The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa"

The March 2018 issue of CoroCoro Comics, which also went on sale today, has the same information (some of it verbatim) as what's now posted on the official website.

Pocket Monsters the Movie 2018 will be released on Friday, July 13th 2018 in Japan. An international release has not been announced at this time.

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Understanding "Seasons" of the Pokémon TV Show
February 13th, 2018

Dogasu @ 23:56 JST -- Something that always comes up whenever fans talk about the Pokémon dub is what exactly people mean when they say "Season One." Is it the actual, 52 episode season as it aired on Kids' WB!? Or is it the new opening = new season idea that so many fans latch onto? I'm personally very much in the former camp and have created a new page called Understanding "Seasons" of the Pokémon TV Show to explain why we should probably get out of the habit of thinking that Season One is made up of 80 episodes.

Understanding "Seasons" of the Pokémon TV Show

One of the goals of Dogasu's Backpack is to educate fans on topics that they didn't even know they wanted to think about and this breakdown of what makes up a season is right up that alley. As always, let me know what you think via one of the links below!

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