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!
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.
A new trailer for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl was released today (along with a separate one for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which will be covered in a separate post), and it shows off several features coming to the remakes, including the Pokétch, HM improvements, Amity Square changes, and making Poffins.
You can watch the trailer above, and keep reading for more information, details, and screenshots regarding this batch of information.
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).
UPDATE: This post has been updated on Sep. 21, 2021. It was previously reported that during the transfer from TCGO to TCG Live, extra individual cards beyond the cap (4 copies of most cards) would be converted into Credits. This has been corrected; Credits will only be earned from extras obtained in TCG Live, not in TCGO or the transfer process.
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 not be carried over, 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, it isn’t a major issue.
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)