My Valentine!

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a pleasant Valentine’s Day!

Mine was great!  JDubz got me a dozen red roses (aww!) and a really cool Pansage Reversible Plush!  It can convert from a Pansage plush to a Pokéball plush, kind of like those old plush toys from the 80’s [whose name I am forgetting lol!].  In addition, we went to Dave & Busters for a fun celebration, where we earned enough tickets to cash in on a pretty sizeable Pikachu plush!

Here’s my Pokémon Plush collection.  It’s getting pretty freaking sweet!

My Pokemon Shelf

Don’t be jealous!  I’ve got some really cool Pokémon stuff here.  You might notice that big Pokéball behind Pikachu – that’s my reversible Pansage.  I didn’t want him to try and upstage Pikachu so I left him in the ball lol!  Pikachu is seen here wearing an old Pikachu dog tag necklace that my little sister got back in the late 90’s.  I also have my McDonald’s Happy Meal Pokémon toys, a bunch of AR Markers and TCG cards.  Off to the side you can kind of see the cut-off corner of a Pikachu glass, which was actually a collector’s edition jar of Welch’s grape jelly from many years ago, that has since been emptied, washed out and displayed with all my other cool Pokémon stuff!

While we’re on the subject, there’s been a lot of buzz about the newest legendary, Keldeo.  It seems like a WIFI Mystery Gift Event is in our near future.  That and/or a new game (I hope!) on the horizon.  I don’t really have any idea though.  But here’s a video that someone in Japan managed to get somehow.  I don’t know what’s going on in the video but here it is anyway!

Keldeo Event Video

I just want to remind everyone that Arceus is available on the PGL until May 1, 2012.  You can also get Mewtwo via Nintendo WFC Mystery Gift right now!  WOOT!

In case you haven’t been following my new Gluxbox Facebook Page, you might have missed this article I posted:

“Lots of details about Animal Crossing 3DS”

I didn’t write this article, nor will I take any credit for finding it.  However, if you are like me, you are looking to find ANY new updates regarding the upcoming Animal Crossing 3DS game!  The above article contains new scans from Official Nintendo Magazine (I should probably subscribe lol!) that also contains lots of never-before-seen photos and info about the game!  I CAN’T WAIT!  Rumors are saying that AC3DS could come out as soon as this summer, but I won’t get my hopes up.  I just hope they give us some OFFICIAL info pretty soon!

Before I go, just wanted to say… ONLY 11 DAYS UNTIL POKEPARK 2 COMES OUT FOR THE WII!  YAY!!!

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Arceus for All!

Well, the votes are in.  You may or may not have participated, but everyone who owns a copy of Pokémon Black and/or White can receive a FREE Legendary Pokémon for their games!  And who is the lucky winner?

Arceus – the Pokémon of Time!

You may remember that I’d blogged about Arceus’ cool cut-scene from the game HeartGold.  Now I can rest easy – I don’t have to transfer that Arceus from my completed Pokédex collection in HeartGold, because now I can download the new Arceus for my Black and White games using the Pokémon Global Link!  Saaaweet!

Arceus is really quite cool for a Legendary.  It’s the most versatile Pokémon because you can change it’s type just by giving it a certain held item – things like the “Fire Plate”, “Water Plate” and so on.  Here’s the details on Arceus, courtesy of Serebii.net.  Where you can obtain these plates in Black and White… that I’m not sure about.  I’ll try to find out some info and let you know!

If that wasn’t cool enough for you, there’s ANOTHER Legendary Pokémon for you to get your grubby hands on!  This one is a WIFI Event Pokémon – all you have to do is receive this one as a WIFI Mystery Gift starting February 12th, through your Black and White games.  Who is this Legendary, you ask?

MEWTWO!

Here’s all the details (provided by Serebii, of course!  They sure on on the ball when it comes to all the breaking info!) on this WIFI Mewtwo.  Not entirely sure why it comes holding a King’s Rock, as I don’t think that’s an item Mewtwo needs to use, but you can use the King’s Rock to evolve a different Pokémon.  So I guess it’s a good thing!

Phew, ok that’s enough Pokémon news for now.  Besides the fact that I’m waiting IMPATIENTLY for the release of “PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond” which is coming out on February 27th!  OMG IT’S GONNA BE SO COOL!

Also, just wanted to mention that I recently subscribed to a UK magazine (through the iPad’s Newsstand) called “Nintendo Gamer” and it’s really cool.  The issues are a little pricey, but there’s about 150 pages per issue and the digital version is beautiful!  I am a “Nintendo Power” subscriber too, but I thought it would be nice to get a different perspective from across the pond as well.  And I can’t help but feel as though NP is written more for a younger audience, while NG is geared more towards adult gamers.  I’ll let you know what cool UK insights I might find from this new mag!  🙂

Pokémon Flashback Blog – Part 6

Written by Gluxbox 8/19/10.

Arceus and the Sinjoh Ruins

Arceus is probably the most versatile Legendary Pokémon, since it can become ANY type if it holds the corresponding plate for that type.  Arceus is also known as “The Original One,” as it is said that it created Sinnoh, and possibly the entire Pokémon universe, along with the lake guardians and dragon trio. Arceus can only be found in the wild legitimately with the Azure Flute, which has not yet been distributed officially and can currently only be obtained by cheating. However, Arceus itself was once distributed at Toys “R” Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico from November 7 to November 15, 2009.

I was lucky enough to receive this Event Arceus last year from Vella.  (ありがとうごさいます!)  It’s Level 100!  If that wasn’t special enough, this Event Arceus has SPECIAL POWERS when you transfer it to HG/SS.  This weekend I was able to see firsthand just what Arceus is capable of.

If you have an Event Arceus, you must take it to the Ruins of Alph in Johto.  Walk up to the Research building with Arceus and a man will come bursting out!

Arceus at the Ruins

This unnamed man will be VERY excited that you have an Arceus.  He will beg that you accompany him down into the Ruins of Alph.

In the Ruins

Once you’re in the Ruins, this man will be busy staring at the wall… I’m guessing he’s supposed to be reading the Unown hieroglyphics.  It doesn’t matter, because after a few seconds you and Arceus will suddenly appear in a strange, empty temple!

In the Temple
At first you can’t do anything in this temple, so walk outside.  You will appear to be on some very high, snowy mountaintop area.  A scruffy-looking mountain man will be waiting out in the snow, and ask you to join him in a nearby cabin.

The Snowy Cabin
Don’t worry, it’s a SAFE cabin.  Inside you’ll find the mountain man, an old man with an Abra who can teleport you back to the Ruins of Alph, a computer to free up your party of all Pokémon except Arceus (this is required for the event) and a familiar face!

It's Cynthia!
If you’ve ever played Diamond, Pearl or Platinum, you’ll recognize Cynthia as your ally when battling against Team Rocket, as well as the Champion of the Pokémon League in those games!  Cynthia explains that settlers came from Sinnoh to Johto and named this specific area the Sinjoh Ruins.  Apparently it reminded the Sinnoh-ians(? lol) of their home land and named it thusly.  Anyway, Cynthia senses Arceus’ great power immediately, and asks that you come with her to the “Mystri Stage.”

Mystri Stage
Cynthia starts talking about Arceus having the ability to create life out of nothing.  Then she explains that the different symbols on the Mystri Stage represent different Pokémon.  Arceus is represented by the circle in the middle of the stage, while the patterns in the three corners of the triangle represent Dialga, Palkia and Giratina!  All you have to do from here is step on the pattern that you wish to ‘create.’  I would HIGHLY recommend choosing Giratina, because Arceus will create it with a Griseous Orb as a held item.  This is the only way to get the Griseous Orb in HG/SS, and that orb is the only way to switch Giratina between it’s Altered Forme and Origin Forme.  The choice is yours, but you only get to create ONE of these legends with this special Event Arceus, so choose wisely!

When your selection is made, a bunch of Unown will come swirling in out of nowhere, and a really cool animated cut-scene will begin.  I should have switched my camera to video mode, but it all happened so fast!  Here’s some photos I managed to snap during the cinematic:

Arceus Sky

Arceus City

Arceus Space

Earth

Egg
Sorry the pics are kinda messed up and you can see the reflection of my camera lol!  Basically what happens is Arceus is shown with the Mystri Stage pattern over various different landscapes.  Then Arceus disappears and the Earth is seen.  Suddenly the Earth turns into an Egg – and then the Egg begins to hatch!

Egg Drops
The hatching Egg will then fall from the sky and into your party!  You don’t have to run around or wait for the Egg to hatch, when you finally get to view your Pokémon, you will see the Legendary Pokémon you had selected – only it’s a baby at Level 1!  (Aww!)

After the cut-scene is over, Cynthia will be astonished – you both just witnessed Arceus creating life!  Then you will be whisked away from the dreamlike Sinjoh Ruins and appear back with the weird guy in the Ruins of Alph.  He’ll say, “You disappeared before my eyes!” and you explain to him that the power of Arceus and the Unowns brought you to the Sinjoh Ruins.

I don’t know if I was just lucky, but as soon as I was exiting the Ruins of Alph, Cameron the Photographer stopped me!  What perfect timing – now I was able to get a photo of myself, Arceus and the new baby Giratina in the Ruins of Alph!

Photo Op!
Hooooooray!!!  xD  If you need to borrow my Event Arceus, we can work something out.  I will only trade this Arceus will friends that I TRUST – cuz it’s the only one I’ve got!  It’s my bebe!!  lol