Bulbapedia:Featured content/Archive/March 2012

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The following is a list of articles that have been used as Featured Content on the Main page in the month of March 2012.

Thursday March 1, 2012: PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

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Spotlight on: PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

  • PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (Japanese: ポケパーク2 BW ビヨンド・ザ・ワールド Poké Park 2: BW - Beyond the World) is a Pokémon game for Wii. It was released in Japan on November 12, 2011, and in North America on February 27, 2012. It is due to release in Europe on March 23, 2012 and in Australia on March 29, 2012.
  • This game is a direct sequel to PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, taking place in an undisclosed amount of time after the events of the previous game.
  • The game follows a Pikachu, the same Pikachu from PokéPark Wii, who is thrown into the middle of a catastrophe, and is once again put in charge of saving the day.
  • The game features 190 different Pokémon to interact with, as well as four different playable Pokémon: Pikachu, Oshawott, Snivy, and Tepig.
  • Each of the Unova starters have special abilities to help maneuver across the land; Oshawott swims, Snivy double-jumps, and Tepig shatters boulders with Flame Charge.
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Friday March 2, 2012: None

There was no new Featured content for this day.

Saturday March 3, 2012: Charles

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Spotlight on: Charles

  • Charles (Japanese: チャールズ Charles) is a motorcyclist from Driftveil City.
  • In Pokémon Black, he demonstrates Rotation Battles to the player by engaging in one with the player; in Pokémon White he demonstrates triple battles.
  • He learned this new style of battling to get the attention of a girl he liked.
  • He is the only Trainer in the games to have the Trainer class "Motorcyclist".
  • His catchphrase is "I'm a heartbreaker... My name... Charles."
  • Unlike Bikers and Cyclists in Generation V, Charles does not speed up when the B-button is held down.
  • He appeared in the anime in The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!. In this episode, he fights crime under the alter-ego Accelguard (快傑ア☆ギルダー Kaiketsu A☆Gilder) alongside his Accelgor.

Sunday March 4, 2012: Happy Birthday: Yellow

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Happy Birthday: Yellow

  • Yellow (Japanese: イエロー Yellow) is one of the main characters in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
  • She was born on March 3rd in Viridian Forest, and as a result has the ability to read Pokémon's thoughts and feelings, and heal their wounds.
  • She is one of the Pokédex holders, dubbed "The Healer"
  • Her unique battle style makes it so neither Pokémon take a hit, and are merely worn out or made unable to battle.
  • She first met Red when he was traveling through the Viridian Forest. He caught a Rattata for her so she could defend herself.
  • She pretends to be a boy when she goes to search for Red, keeping her long hair tied up inside her hat.


Monday March 5, 2012: Dome Fossil

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Explorers guide: Dome Fossil

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Tuesday March 6, 2012: Pokémon Trozei

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Spotlight on: Pokémon Trozei!

  • Pokémon Trozei! (Japanese: ポケモントローゼ Pokémon Trosé) is a game developed by Genius Sonority for the Nintendo DS and was released on March 6, 2006 in North America, and October 20, 2005 in Japan.
  • The game features a character named Lucy Fleetfoot who is an agent for the Secret Operation League. When Pokémon are suddenly stolen while inside their Poké Balls by the Phobos Battalion, Professor P has Lucy rescue the Pokémon with the use of his invention, the Trozei Beamer.
  • The gameplay is loosely similar to Tetris where Pokémon icons will fall from the top of the top screen, onto the bottom of the pile. Pokemon can be shifted individually with the stylus, or shifted from one side of the screens to the other. When four Pokémon form a row either vertically, or horizontally, they will disappear from the pile. The level is complete once all Pokémon have disappeared.
  • The game also features a two-player battle mode where two players may compete against each other. In Pair Mode, two players work together to beat a high score.
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Wednesday March 7, 2012: Vileplume and Bellossom

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Evolution solution: Vileplume and Bellossom

  • Vileplume (Japanese: ラフレシア Ruffresia) and Bellossom (Japanese: キレイハナ Kireihana) are two Pokémon that were released in Generation I and Generation II, respectively.
  • Both Pokémon are possible evolutions of Gloom. When Gloom comes in contact with a Leaf Stone, it will evolve into a Vileplume, and a Bellossom when coming into contact with a Sun Stone.
  • At Level 53, Vileplume and Bellossom learn Petal Dance and Leaf Storm, respectively.
  • When evolving into Bellossom, Gloom loses its secondary Poison-type and turns into a pure Grass-type.
  • In Whichever Way the Wind Blows, Vileplume and Bellossom were fighting over territory. A researcher, Steven, discovers that particles of Leaf Stones and Sun Stones were in the wind in the area, causing the Gloom there to evolve depending on the direction of the wind.
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Thursday March 8, 2012: Carter Cathcart

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Spotlight on: Carter Cathcart

  • Carter Cathcart (Born: James Carter Cathcart) is a voice actor in the Pokémon anime.
  • He originally worked with 4Kids, doing the voices of many different characters, the most notable being Gary Oak, under pseudonym Jimmy Zoppi. When 4Kids was dropped, and TPCi and DuArt took over dubbing the anime, Carter Cathcart was promoted to Script Adapter as well as continuing his voice work. Under TPCi, Carter was made the new voice actor for Professor Oak, James and Meowth.
  • He spends his free time playing his musical instruments.
  • Aside from Pokémon, he has played many notable roles in other series, such as Vector the Crocodile in Sonic X and Shadow the Hedgehog, Tarb in Mew Mew Power, and Weevil Underwood in Yu-Gi-Oh!.

Friday March 9, 2012: Decor

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Spotlight on: Décor

  • Décor (Japanese: インテリア interior) are decorations for the player's home in the Pokémon Dream World.
  • There are four ways of obtaining Décor: starting off with them by default, purchasing them with Berries, unlocking them via promotion, and receiving them from Loblolly.
  • The Treasure Chest, Friend Board, Cozy Cottage, Watering Can, and Share Shelf are all available to the player by default. The Cozy Cottage is the only one which can be replaced.
  • Décor are split into catalogues. By default, players only have the Plain Catalogue, but others can be unlocked. In non-Japanese language accounts, only the Winter Catalogue 2011 can be unlocked; in Japanese language accounts, players can also unlock the Pokémon Center Catalogue, Daisuki Club Catalogue, and Pokémon Café Catalogue in addition to the Winter Catalogue 2011.
  • Catalogues can be expanded even after they are released. Halloween-themed items were added to the Plain Catalogue for Halloween, and space-themed items were added for the release of Rugged Mountain. These items are now always included in the Plain Catalogue.
  • Items can also be added to Catalgues via promotion. Four items can only be added to the Plain Catalogue by unlocking them by promotion: the Porygon2 Doll, Victini Doll, Party Painting, and Museum Mat. All four of these items have only been released for Japanese language games.

Saturday March 10, 2012: Gligarman


It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Gligarman!

  • Gligarman (Japanese: グライガーマン Gligerman) is a superhero from the Johto region who protects people and Pokémon from evil with the help of his faithful Gligar.
  • Gligarman rides on a Gligar-esque motorcycle known as the Gligar Cycle.
  • Gligarman saved Misty's Togepi from Team Rocket in The Superhero Secret.
  • Mr. Parker, a toy store owner, sells toys and merchandise of Gligarman, with the help of his daughter, Latoya Parker.
  • Gligarman has retired due to his age, but the mysterious Gligirl appeared to take his place.
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Sunday March 11, 2012: Plates

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Trainer's Toolkit: Plates

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Monday March 12, 2012: Todd Snap

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Say Cheese:Todd Snap

  • Todd Snap (Japanese: トオル Tōru) is a professional Pokémon photographer.
  • He stars in the Pokémon Snap video game and has appeared in various other medias including Pokémon Adventures.
  • He makes his Anime Debut in Pokémon Paparazzi and reappears in various other Original Series episodes.
  • Todd is the only spin-off game character to appear in the Pokémon Adventures manga, and, due to his introduction in the anime long before Pokémon Snap was released, the only anime-introduced character to appear in Pokémon Adventures.
  • He has two separate names in the English-language dub. He is known as Todd in the Kids' WB! and the newly produced Cartoon Network version and Snap in the DVD/VHS version.

Tuesday March 13, 2012:

There was no new Featured content for this day.

Wednesday March 14, 2012:

There was no new Featured content for this day.

Thursday March 15, 2012: Pokémon Theme


Spotlight on: Pokémon Theme


Friday March 16, 2012: Dragon Blast and Dragon Blade


In the News: Dragon Blast and Dragon Blade


Saturday March 17, 2012: Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition

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New release: Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition

  • Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition (Japanese: ポケモンノブナガの野望) was released in Japan today.
  • It is a crossover between the Pokémon and Nobunaga's Ambition series.
  • It is the first Pokémon crossover that is not part of the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • It was announced at Jump Festa last year.
  • The game is set in the Ranse region, which is split into 17 nations, each based on a type.
  • The characters in the game are regular Nobunaga's Ambition characters paired with Pokémon.
  • Players that pre-order the game will receive a promotional Black Rayquaza TCG card, based on the one Nobunaga owns in the game.
  • A Wi-Fi event began today distributing a Shiny Rayquaza with the original Trainer of Nobunaga, also based on Nobunaga's.

Sunday March 18, 2012:

There was no new Featured content for this day.

Monday March 19, 2012:

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Tuesday March 20, 2012:

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Wednesday March 21, 2012:

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Thursday March 22, 2012:

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Friday March 23, 2012:

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Saturday March 24, 2012:

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Sunday March 25, 2012:

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Monday March 26, 2012: Who's That Pokémon (Lickitung)

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Who's That Pokémon!?

  • I can't touch ghosts nor can I beat up fighters.
  • I was once a main character's Pokémon.
  • My main abilities prevents attraction and confusion.
  • I had my own minigame.
  • I am a rare find.
  • I am one of the many that evolve by using a move.
  • I couldn't legally use my weapon until the next games.
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Tuesday March 27, 2012: Sheer Cold

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Your move: Sheer Cold

  • Sheer Cold (Japanese: ぜったいれいど Absolute Zero) is a Ice-type one-hit knockout move introduced in Generation III.
  • Sheer Cold is one of the four OHKO moves.
  • Sheer Cold is the only OHKO move not to be introduced in Generation I, the only OHKO move to hit all types and the only special OHKO move.
  • Kyogre is the only non-Ice-type Pokémon to learn this move by level up.
  • Articuno can make this move accurately hit as it can learn Mind Reader.
  • Solidad's Lapras was the first Pokémon to use Sheer Cold in the anime and is the only one to use it before Pokémon the Series: Black & White.
  • Sheer Cold has appeared on six Pokémon cards. It stops the Defending Pokémon from attacking the next turn.
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Wednesday March 28, 2012:Castelia City

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Tourist Spot: Castelia City


Thursday March 29, 2012: TM48

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The TM Corner: TM48

  • TM48 is one the current 94 Technical Machines in the main series Pokémon games. Like the other machines, it teaches a specific move to compatible Pokémon.
  • It is one of seven machines that has taught four different moves. It has taught Rock Slide in Generation I, Fire Punch in Generation II, Skill Swap in Generations III and IV, and Round in Generation V.
  • Rock Slide was later available as TM80 in Generations IV and V.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Sabrina gives the TM to Trainers who defeat her.
  • TM48 is only purchasable with money in Generation II.


Friday March 30, 2012: Vitamins

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Trainer's guide: Vitamins

  • Vitamins are a type of items that boosts the stat of a Pokémon. Most of them were first introduced in Generation I, with Zinc and PP Max being introduced in Generation III.
  • Most vitamins are named after minerals and organic compounds important to bodily health.
  • Starting Generation II, vitamins also made Pokémon happier.
  • Protein, Iron, Calcium, and Zinc appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series as health drinks.
  • Calcium made its anime debut in The Joy of Pokémon where Nurse Joy gave a whole bottle of these tablets to a giant Magikarp.
  • A specially modified Rare Candy appeared in Caterpie's Big Dilemma, wherein it actually makes the Pokémon larger (and in some cases uncontrollable).
  • A full set of Vitamins (PP Up, PP Max and Rare Candy are excluded) was announced to be the prize for the Clubsplosion tournament, like how the set of Wings was the prize for the Club Battle tournament.
  • Rare Candy cards have appeared in various TCG sets, all of which have uncommon rarity.
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Saturday March 31, 2012: Charizard's Burning Ambitions


Remember that episode?: Charizard's Burning Ambitions

  • Charizard's Burning Ambitions ('Japanese: リザードンのたに!またあうひまで!! The Valley of Lizardon! Until We Meet Again!!) is the 134th episode of the Pokémon anime.
  • It was first broadcast in Japan on February 10, 2000 and in USA on February 3, 2001.
  • This episode introduces Liza, Charla and the Charicific Valley.
  • The book All Fired Up is based on this episode.
  • In this episode, Ash leaves his Charizard in the Charicific Valley to train.
  • Charizard had its tail completely submerged in water, yet it was not harmed, much like when it was a Charmander in Island of the Giant Pokémon.
  • This episode is featured on the Volume 3: Charizard copy of Pokémon All-Stars.