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 next Pokémon TCG set, Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars, has been announced and it brings forth a new mechanic, Pokémon VSTAR, which are similar to Pokémon VMAX in that they evolve from Pokémon V, but they grant just 2 Prize cards to the opponent when they’re knocked out instead of the 3 for VMAX, and they also all have a special VSTAR Power, which is either an Ability or attack which can only be used once per game (on any of your VSTAR, not just the one using it), similar to the old GX attacks.
The main set has 174 cards in it (not including secret rares), including Arceus VSTAR, Charizard VSTAR, Shaymin VSTAR, and Whimsicott VSTAR. There are also the following numbers of cards within the set:
20 Pokémon V and 15 full-art Pokémon V
3 new Pokémon VMAX
22 Trainer cards and 6 full-art Supporter cards
1 new Special Energy card, Turbo Boost Energy
Additionally, there’s 30 additional cards inside of the Trainer Gallery special subset, which each feature artwork of well known Trainers along with Pokémon.
The collaboration between The Pokémon Company International and Universal Music Group has finally culminated into the release of Pokémon 25: The Album, which is now released digitally and physically. As previously reported, here is the final tracklist:
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)
This set is meant to commemorate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary and, in addition to the set itself containing numerous “pairs” of legendary Pokémon across all of the Generations—with Pikachu and Mew representing Generation 1, and with Cosmog and Cosmoem both present in Generation 7—it also contains the Classic Collection subset within, which features special Pokémon 25 stamped reprints of iconic, classic cards throughout the series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, including many cards that left an impact either for competitive players or for old-school collectors.
Additionally, two new V Battle Decks have been released today—the Rayquaza V and the Noivern V Battle Decks. These each contain a full 60-card prebuilt deck that is ready to play right out of the box and are a good starting point for new players looking to get into the game. Pictures of these can be found down below.
As previously announced, the next Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, is now available to watch on Netflix worldwide (with the exception of Japan, China, and South Korea). This movie features a human boy named Koko, who was raised by a lone Zarude.
You can see a new trailer for the movie, shown at the top of this post, along with some extra screenshots from the movie down below.
The trailer, shown above, showcases several new characters, the ability to change your clothes and take photographs in Jubilife Village, as well as another entirely new Pokémon that evolves from an existing one. You can also ride on certain Pokémon to make traversing the expansive region even easier by using an item received in the game, the Celestica Flute.