News Archive - July 2004

A Lot of Bytes Cut!
Saturday, July 31, 2004 @ 9:10 PM EDT
I have completed Operation "Cut The Bytes" by reducing the size of the Fan Art section by a huge 50%, and the FireRed/LeafGreen Walkthrough by a small 15%. Now highly visited sections of Pokemon Dream should load faster than ever! Also, I have updated the whole FAQ Center with new FAQs.
By: Mewtwo

New York Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen Release
Saturday, July 31, 2004 @ 9:06 AM EDT
If you are a mamber of the NY pokemon center mailing list, you would have recieved a e-mail with the price and more promoting infomation. For those who arn't members, it says that the price will be $30.95 (NOT including tax and shipping). The wire-less adapter will allow 39 people other people who have Fire Red and Leaf Green within a certain radius, to chat on a message board. If you only pre-order one version, you'll get a key chain and the mini-trainers guide. Also, if you pre-order both versions from pokemon center New York, the staff there will throw in a calculator in the deal as well, for free! What a deal!!!
By: delwillow321

Yet More Rumors On Emerald
Friday, July 30, 2004 @ 8:21 AM EDT
When will all these rumors stop?! A recent rumor is that pokemon emerald will be released on July, the 10th, 2005 in the US. Add this to all the other rumors, and I'll be buying both Fire Red and Leaf Green!
By: delwillow321

European Release for Fire Red Leaf Green
Thursday, July 29, 2004 @ 8:02 AM EDT
Wow, how good is it when you stumble across a release date that isnt specified just for the U.S... i stumbled on the Fire-red and Leaf-Green Release Date for Europe today. Word is the highly anticipated Pokemon Leaf green and Fire red will be released October 1st 2004.

Pokemons Lycos Position in the Lycos Top 50 Search is number 20. for the weekending july 24. A move down from 17.
By: Lexy101

Topsites Crashed
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 @ 5:19 PM EDT
Last night I crashed the PokeDream Topsites in an attempt to upgrade it after an error code appeared. In other words, the old topsites list is gone. However, I have set up a new topsites, and can still be accessed through the old address at This "switch of topsites" is a problem for current members (over 40 now), as they must change their button codes. If you have joined the topsites before, please sign up again. I apologize for my mistake.

That's the bad news. Here's the good news: I have modified several pages that contain broken links, and they have all been fixed! In other words, Pokemon Dream should currently be error-free, except for the News Archive. Well, it's back to work on Operation "Cut The Bytes".
By: Mewtwo

Operation "Cut The Bytes"
Monday, July 26, 2004 @ 3:34 PM EDT
What exactly is Operation "Cut The Bytes"? Well, it's part of an ongoing project to cut down the size of various files on PD to reduce loading time and save bandwidth. I have already reduced the total size of the Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Walkthrough by nearly 40%! I will continue to work...

Also, I have added Emerald Screenshots for everyone to enjoy.
By: Mewtwo

Updates and Record Breaking Stats
Saturday, July 24, 2004 @ 5:26 PM EDT
Thanks to a person by the name of Tioaz, Pokemon Dream now has a Egg Group/Move List! It's a huge document loaded with information, so check it out now.

Also, I want everyone to know that Pokemon Dream has again broke its own records. For the past few days, PD has been getting over 3,300 unique visitors. Due to that, we're starting to eat up more and more bandwidth. Thus, I significantly reduced the file sizes of various images (which took hours), so now the site will not only load faster than ever, but will also be more bandwidth-efficient. I thank all the fans for supporting this site!
By: Mewtwo

American Release Date for Emerald?
Friday, July 23, 2004 @ 11:25 AM EDT
Rumors have it that Pokemon Emerald will be released on July 10, 2005 in America. This means that the game might come out in a year. We do not know if these are just rumors, or if it's the offical American Release Date for the new game. Release dates for Europe and other countries are still unknown.
By: LeaderMarina

Rayquaza GBA SP
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 @ 3:14 PM EDT
The Japanese Pokemon Center website has announced the release of a special Rayquaza Game Boy Advance SP, set for release on August 16th. This is a green GBA SP, as you can see on you left, and features two pictures of the mighty Rayquaza. This special edition system will be released to celebrate the release of Pokemon Emerald. I can just imagine playing Pokemon Emerald on a Rayquaza Game Boy Advance SP!
By: Mewtwo

New Layout
Monday, July 19, 2004 @ 6:27 PM EDT
Surprised? This is the new layout that I was talking about. It isn't the Dragon layout I had planned though. The announcement of Pokemon Emerald inspired me to design a Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald layout. As you can see, the images, colors, and even the format has changed from before. Also, a whole bunch of new mini icons have been added here and there. Don't worry if you have a slow connection; everything will still load at the same rate as before, maybe even faster. This is the first layout I have made using my new software. I hope you all like it!

In addition to that, I've put up a new Chat Room, and also information on the newest TCG set, Pokemon EX Hidden Legends.

Along with the new layout is a new poll. The old one, What made you start liking Pokemon? had a total of over 1,000 votes. 50% voted for the Games, 26% voted for the Anime, 20% voted for the Cards, and 2% voted for the Toys. Please begin voting on the new poll now.
By: Mewtwo

Official Japanese Pokemon Site Updated
Sunday, July 18, 2004 @ 6:17 PM EDT
The official Japanese Pokemon site has been updated with some information on Pokemon Emerald. Although pretty much all of the information is known already and can be found on Pokemon Dream, it does provide good screenshots and a demonstration of the animation. To check it out, please click here. Stay tuned for more Pokemon Emerald information.
By: Mewtwo

Pokemon Movie Website Updated
Saturday, July 17, 2004 @ 3:25 PM EDT
Today the countdown clock ended and the intro to entering the site changed, and now you hear a clock ringing. Also a few spots on the site were updated. I guess by next Monday or Friday there should be some more news on what the countdown clock counted down to.
By: GP

Pokemon 7th Movie Released In Japan
Friday, July 16, 2004 @ 10:26 AM EDT
Today the 7th movie was released, but it seems as something more special is going to happen tomorrow since they have a countdown clock on there movie site and it's countdown one day left. More to come on that when it happens.
By: GP

Pokemon Box Australian Release
Friday, July 16, 2004 @ 10:18 AM EDT
Pokemon Box, called Pokemon Colluseum in Australia has been released! Also, if you live in Australia, in all K-mart stores nationally for a special opening price of AUST $87.00.
By: delwillow321

Pokemon Colosseum Survey
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 @ 7:54 PM EDT
If you have recently subscribed to a specific Nintendo mailing list, there is a possibility that you may have recieved an e-mail survey regarding Pokemon Colosseum. It has some basic questions concerning various aspects of the game. Including which mode you choose to play in the most often and if your game copy is registered.

As a thank you for completing the survey, you have the ability to download an exclusive Colosseum wallpaper, that features Suicune, Entei and Raikou. This survey is currently exclusive to those who are on the mailing list.

Another Lycos Top 50 Update:
Week ending July 10th 2004. Pokémon drops from Position 15 to Position 17.
By: Lexy101

Pokemon Emerald Magazine Scans
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 @ 10:15 AM EDT
Thanks to Silver Lugia again, we now have scans of the Pokemon Wonderland magazine, with Pokemon Emerald info! All that info is provided on the last post by LeaderMarina already. Below is the link to a 100KB scan of a few pages from the magazine, justifying various information provided on the last post.

Click here for the scans.

By: Mewtwo

More Rumors for Pokemon Emerald
Monday, July 12, 2004 @ 12:53 PM EDT
As Mewtwo stated before, Pokemon Emerald is going to be an add-on to Ruby and Sapphire. Rumors have it that Emerald will be released in Japan on September 16, 2004. Like, FireRed and GreenLeaf, the game will come with the Wireless Adaptor. Here's a list of rumored features:

1.Like in Crystal, the Pokemon will be animated before a battle starts.
2.The game takes place in Hoenn, but there are a few differences.
3.Brendon and May will look different.
4.You will be able to capture both Groudon and Kyogre, or at least see them.
5.There are new tournements such as Battle Fronteir and Battle Dome.

More information soon.
By: LeaderMarina

Artwork Needed For New Layout
Friday, July 9, 2004 @ 3:12 PM EDT
Recently, I have decided to create a new layout for Pokemon Dream. I feel that with Macromedia Dreamweaver and Fireworks (two new programs that I installed on my computer a while ago, used for designing web sites), I can make a much better layout that loads a lot quicker.

However, I have encountered a bit of a problem. After setting up the new layout (it's a Dragon/Legendary theme), I discovered that I didn't have any Pokemon pictures to work with to go with the layout. This is where I need your help. If you are an Poke-artist and would like to help me out, please send me an e-mail at with a picture of either Dragonite, Lugia, Arcanine, Salamence, and any other Pokemon considered to be "legendary". The pictures must be colored through computer programs (meaning no colored pencils, crayons, etc.) or black-and-white.

If your picture is good enough, it will soon appear on top of every page in Pokemon Dream, and you will receive credit for it. I really need any help that I can get, so if you can draw well, draw me a Pokemon and send it to
By: Mewtwo

Pokemon Emerald
Monday, July 5, 2004 @ 3:22 PM EDT
To the left is the image of the cover of a magazine called Pokemon Wonderland. It shows a Rayquaza, and the logo of a new game, Pokemon Emerald, underneath it. We are not sure if this is a real game or not, but if it is, it will be something like Pokemon Yellow and Pokemon Crystal. This issue of the magazine hasn't been released yet, and will be released on July 17th, 2004.

Thanks to Silver Lugia for the information and magazine cover.
By: Mewtwo

Pokemon Rocks America - At Worlds!
Monday, July 5, 2004 @ 2:56 AM EDT
The Pokemon TCG World Championship won't be the only Pokemon event going on this August in Orlando. On August 21st, while the Pokemon TCG World Championship is going on, a special Pokemon Rocks America event will be held outside of the World Championship! There will be TCG demos, videogame demos, and more! This special one day Pokemon Rocks America event should be a lot of fun, so you'll want to check it out. More information will be released closer to the event.
By: NeeHerc22

GameBoy advance video
Monday, July 5, 2004 @ 12:01 AM EDT
It appears that boundaries are virtually non-existant when it comes to the Gameboy advance console. Released mid-june in America were the first installments of Gameboy Advance Videos. The first of this brand new video line were 2 pokémon cartridges. The pokémon catridges feature 2 episodes. Cartidge One consists of 2 firey episodes: (1.) In Playing with fire and (2.) Johto Photo Finish
Catridge Two plays: (1.) For Ho-oh the bells toll and (2.) A hot water Battle. So far the episodes released are primarily from the "Johto Journeys". There will be more on the way undoubtedly.
So basically you can enjoy your pokemon anywhere. Without the hassle of lugging to much around with you. Now to enjoy pokémon all you need to do is put the episode cartridge you want into you GBA console, turn it on and take it anywhere with you! a definent bonus if you're travelling.

Dates for release of these 2 cartridges for countries such as Australia, England etc. are unknown (i haven't seen them around). Further release dates are to be advised for any upcoming episode cartridges.
By: Lexy101 Interviews William Hung
Sunday, July 4, 2004 @ 6:58 PM EDT
As you might remember from a while ago, the off-key UC Berkeley student, William Hung, likes Pokemon, according to recently interviewed William, who turned out to be a fan of Pokemon TCG since the Fossil set (a long time ago). To read the interview, click here.
By: Mewtwo

Fire Red Leaf Green Info
Saturday, July 3, 2004 @ 6:30 PM EDT
These two games are set to be released in September in the US.These 2 new games boast MANY new features. One new feature is a black and white flashback of the things you did last time you played. That could get annoying.Also,There is an Acessory on the game called Teachy TV. This teaches you the basics, and some info. The main thing is Wireless Gamplay. Using a wireless adapter, people in your range can chat, battle and trade!

Sounds so AWESOME!
By: SassySuicune