Pokémon Sun and Moon are still rather mysterious, with The Pokémon Company keeping details on the 3DS games under wraps so far. We're expecting a decent batch of information in the May issue of CoroCoro magazine, if not before.
Nevertheless eager fans believe they may have dug up some trademarks - from February this year - with potential names for Legendary Pokémon. The following names have users on NeoGAF speculating about all sorts of things, including potential settings (or inspired-by locations) like Spain, for example. The trademarks referenced are as follows.
- Solgaleo (ソルガレオ)
- Lunaala (ルナアーラ)
Other potential trademarks have been cited in the relevant thread, but we'll just stick to these for now - taking our lead from Serebii. Joe Merrick, webmaster of Serebii, has been keen to highlight that it's possible these trademarks aren't guaranteed to be Pokémon related. He's highlighted that while Pokémon trademarks are often (though not always) listed under Nintendo / Game Freak / The Pokémon Company, this one is through an IP lawyer, Yusuke Inui, likely serving as a proxy. It's something to watch, in any case.
Moving onto firmer ground, The Pokémon Company has released a major update for the Pokémon TV app on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. In North America new episodes of Pokémon The Series: XYZ are available on the app, and will be uploaded regularly shortly after they air on Cartoon Network. The UK version of the announcement doesn't mention this series, however, so it seems this is NA only (in terms of new episodes) for now.
Let us know what you think of the trademark rumours and the Pokémon TV app update in the comments.
[source neogaf.com, via serebii.net, pokemon.com]
Just call them Simba and Nala and be done with it.
Heads up to anyone interested. The Pokemon TV app is also available on Roku. This should get my son interested in it again. Unless the episodes somehow end up on youtube as well. He'd almost certainly watch it on there instead. He has no time to concern himself with intellectual property rights... Or audio/video quality for that matter. Frankly if he could watch it with running commentary by Stampycat or some such character I'm sure he'd prefer that.
I had a dream I bought a copy of Pokemon Moon yesterday night.
The box art, however, didn't have a picture of a Pokemon on it, just an image of a moon with a really goofy smile.
I guess I've made up my mind about which version I'll be buying then ...
Interesting trademarks that are definitely worth keeping an eye on. Still wouldn't hurt to keep some salt around.
I'd like XYZ on the app in the UK. CITV showed episode 2 last Saturday. This week it's episode 4. Where's episode 3?
Solgaleo is a lion themed around the sun. Lunaala is a fox themed around the moon. IDK tho
I predict Lunaala will be renamed "Lunarla" in English. Solgaleo is cool though.
@AVahne What? That makes no sense at all.
The word Lunaala could support the theory that the new region is based on Hawaii. I got nothing for Solgaleo though, aside from the (seemingly) obvious sun and Galileo references. Interesting, but I'll wait for official info.
As an avid watcher of the anime, I'm actually really happy. Goodbye, low quality rips and sub-480p Cartoon Network app.
I wish they would have legal ways to watch Pokemon in Japanese in the west, I don't consider myself a dub hater, but I really can't stand the english voices for Pokemon.
@Seacliff I usually go for dubs of an anime if they are available but ugh the dub's voices for Pokemon just annoy me for some reason.
The anime is as bad as ever I see...
...as bad as you ever see?
I rather like the anime, but that's my opinion.
Does the Pokemon TV app get episodes added all the time like this? And do older episodes get removed? Because if the Pokemon TV app is similar to the experience of Netflix, I may have to download it and try it out.
Honestly, it's pretty much useless to speculate these things right now... We have neither the proof nor the presentation to claim this is true. Can't we just wait a little while longer for real stuff to be leaked lol
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