Welcome to the new Marriland website! This Pokémon fansite has been around since 2000 in various forms, and after a brief hiatus, it has now relaunched. I have big plans for the site throughout 2019 in beyond, especially with Pokémon Sword & Shield right around the corner.
Look forward to the return of the Marriland Team Builder, the Marriland Pokédex, various Pokémon Walkthroughs and Guides, and lots more over the coming months! You can check out the site's Development Roadmap to get an idea of the timeline of all of the features coming to the site. In the meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy checking back regularly for new updates on the site as well as news about Pokémon!
The Pokémon Company International has announced a new app that will launch sometime in the near future, Pokémon TCG Live, which will replace the existing Pokémon Trading Card Game Online (TCGO) app upon its release. Pokémon TCG Live will be available on PC, Mac, iPhones (iPhone 7 and up with iOS 15), iPads (iPad 2017 and up), and both Android smartphones and tablets (Android 8.0 and up).
It brings a lot of changes from the existing Pokémon TCGO app, including a Battle Pass system, 3D customizable avatars, and ranked matchmaking. However, unfortunately the ability to trade in the new app will not be an option—instead, a new type of currency, Credits, can be redeemed for single cards that you might want or need for a deck, acting sort of like a wildcard.
The new Pokémon TCG Live app is set to launch globally (localized in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese) “sometime soon,” while later this year, a global open beta will be made available for PC and Mac, while players in Canada will be able to try out the mobile versions first with a soft launch coming later this year before being made available everywhere later on. It’s a free-to-play app and players get 8 playable decks for free, but can also unlock more cards for their decks by scanning the code cards inside of booster packs, which should be pretty much the same process as with the previous Pokémon TCG Online app.
In regards to the existing Pokémon TCG Online app, as long as you have your Pokémon Trainer Club account set up properly and linked to TCGO (which most people should), it will import most of your cards there—an exception being any sets older than Black & White, namely the HeartGold & SoulSilver series, which will not be migrated over. If you have more than 4 of a unique card in your collection (or more than 59 of a basic Energy, or more than 1 of an ACE SPEC, Prism Star, or a single part of a V-UNION card) when it is migrated over, those extra cards will be exchanged for the aforementioned Credits to use for exchanging for other cards, which might seem bad at first but since you’ll only ever need 4 of a card at most for decks and since trading will no longer be an option, this is a good way to get something out of the extra cards that would otherwise do you no good.
The release date and full track list for the upcoming Pokémon 25: The Album music album—the culmination of the P25 Music project that began earlier in the year—have been announced. The full album is set to release both physically and digitally on October 15, 2021, and it is currently available for pre-order.
Here are the artists and the full track list for the upcoming album:
Jax Jones—Phases (with Sinead Harnett)
Mabel—Take It Home
J Balvin—Ten Cuidado
Vince Staples—Got ‘Em
Tierra Whack—Art Show
Post Malone—Only Wanna Be With You (Pokémon 25 Version)
After nearly a year without any update, the previously announced Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, now has a (mostly) worldwide release date: October 8, 2021. This movie features the Mythical Pokémon Zarude and a human boy named Koko that grew up raised by one Zarude in particular, referred to as Dada.
The movie launches on Netflix on October 8, 2021 in every country that it’s available in, with the exceptions of Japan, China, and South Korea. (You’ll need to have an active Netflix subscription in order to watch the movie.)
To celebrate this release, a special Dada Zarude and a Shiny Celebi—both of which play a role in Secrets of the Jungle—will be distributed via distribution codes in an email to players that have a registered account on the Pokémon Trainer Club and have email notifications (marketing email preferences) enabled for their account. These two will be accessible in Pokémon Sword & Shield by using those codes and following the instructions in the email.
In order to receive this code, you must make sure you have a registered account and that email notifications are enabled by September 25, 2021, and the email containing the codes will (hopefully) be sent out on October 7, 2021. Here’s hoping that there are no issues with the emails this time around, as last year’s similar Zarude distribution saw many, many eager players (including Marriland himself and many in the Marriland community) fail to receive any email despite having an active Pokémon Trainer Club account with the proper box checked and receiving past promotional emails. If you already have an account and think you have email notifications enabled, it’d be a good idea to log in to double-check, just in case (a picture of the setting to enable can be found further below).
These eight episodes won’t be released all at once, but instead rolled out at different points, with September and October each having two episodes released and December containing the final four. The schedule of these episodes is included further on.
Each of these episodes focuses on one of the eight main regions in the Pokémon world and some of the prominent characters or moments in those regions. For instance, in the first episode, “The Champion,” it features Leon, Hop, and the player character in the Galar region, including a climactic battle against Eternatus assisted by Zacian and Zamazenta.
The latest Pokémon TCG expansion, Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies, has officially been released worldwide today, bringing with it a total of 237 cards to collect in the set. It focuses on Eevee Evolutions and the return of the Dragon-type to the Pokémon TCG.