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PokéBeach is a Pokémon fan site run by Water Pokémon Master.
The site opened to the public on July 15, 2003, although Water Pokémon Master had been working on it privately since 1999. Since then, it has become one of the most popular Pokémon fan sites on the internet.
Although the site focuses on several aspects of the fandom, its primary focus is the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The site features scans of Pokémon cards, as well as guides on how to play the game.
In 2008, the web site was able to have an interview with Masamitsu Hidaka, a director and storyboard artist for the anime. In it, he revealed much previously unknown information about the series.
In 2009, the site was able to go to the early screening of Arceus and the Jewel of Life in Japan, even though Water Pokémon Master was not picked for the special rally from CoroCoro.
In September 2010, the site's forums inducted a new rule stating that users must use proper grammar and spelling because the site is not a chat room.
On May 25, 2011, a new rule was made banning advertising other websites. There were already advertising rules, but all advertising has been banned, on posts and in signatures. Another rule was also made in the same announcement, banning plagiarism.
Upon the release of Pokémon Black and White, PokéBeach was the first of two sites to receive a cease and desist order from Nintendo for posting images of Pokémon Black and White. The site then temporarily changed all pictures from the games to pictures of Ditto and changed their name to PokerBeach as a joke to protest Nintendo's actions. It has since gone back to using the images and using the name PokéBeach.
On July 2nd 2011, the administrator, Water Pokemon Master announced that the forums would be closing the following week. This was his statement: "Actually, after something happened in my life yesterday, I informed my mods last night that the forums ARE being thrown away. Full details will come next week once I have fully thought everything out."
This, however, turned out to be little more than a joke.
- Water Pokémon Master - Head of PokéBeach
- Shining Raikou
- Apollo the Incinermyn
- Gary Walsh
- Kevin Garrett
- The Assassin