CoroCoro magazine reveals early 2011 information on anime, games

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Zoroark with Bark Out to be distributed; Takeshi, Hikari to appear in anime special
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  • Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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The scan from CoroCoro

Scans of the magazine CoroCoro have once again been released. The scans contain information on both the games and the anime.

From Jan. 16 to Feb. 6, Zoroark with the move Bark Out will be given away both via the World Hobby Fair in Japan and over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The move Bark Out can be learned by many Pokémon through the event-exclusive TM95 in Pokémon Black and White. However, the only way to obtain the said TM is through the Lock Capsule key item, which has not yet been released to players of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver worldwide.

Besides the distribution of Zoroark, the scans also reveal that Takeshi and Hikari, Satoshi's companions in the Shin'ō region, will make appearances in a one-hour special to air on Feb. 3. The scan shows the former main cast members continuing their individual journeys after leaving Satoshi. Takeshi has met up with his brother Jirō, who in his last appearance was the Gym Leader of Nibi Gym, as he continues on his quest to become a Pokémon doctor. Hikari, on the other hand, is shown with her Pokémon in Yosuga City with her Hinoarashi already evolved into Magmarashi, much like Satoshi's Hinoarashi, who evolved prior to the start of the Suzuran Conference.

Satoshi's other traveling companions, Kasumi and Haruka have had similar treatment following their departures: they each returned for a set of episodes. Coincidentally, like Hikari, their Pokémon evolved or were shown to have evolved when they briefly returned. Unlike them, however, Satoshi will not be appearing in the upcoming episodes featuring Takeshi and Hikari.

CoroCoro also revealed the air date of Victini and the Black Hero, with the movie being released on July 16th, 2011. This makes it yet another movie to be released during the month of July. Two known events will take place to coincide with the release of the movie.