Tag Archives: Pokemon

The Kaiju Influence in Pokémon

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have been consistently mentioned in video game-related news as of late. Between the Pokémon Company and Niantic both coming out in support of Black Lives Matter and donating a substantial amount of money, the announcement  that 2019 was the Pokémon Company’s second-biggest year in terms of profit with a 14.8 […]

We Should Be Excited for the Return of Apricorns in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Recently, GameFreak announced that Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be receiving two DLC expansions in 2020 including two new areas of the Galar region. These will include new Pokémon, new Gigantamax and Galarian forms, and over 200 Pokémon from past generations previously not included in the eighth generation games. One feature for these expansions […]

Pokemon Go Is The Best Take On The Franchise In Years

Pokémon Go Is The Best Take On The Franchise In Years For the past month or so, the Pokémon community has been embroiled in a controversy regarding the National Dex in the upcoming Sword and Shield versions. And while I personally don’t care enough about said issue, I have to admit that for the longest […]

Kaijumon: The Largest Pokémon in the Franchise Before Dynamax

Nintendo’s June 5th Pokémon Direct highlighted a handful of new features for the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Among these new features, a brand new battle mechanic called Dynamax was introduced. Dynamax temporarily increases the strength and size of a Pokémon for three turns, and like the previously introduced Mega Evolutions and Z-move mechanics, […]

2019 Pokémon Direct in a Nutshell

Early Wednesday morning, gamers around the globe tuned in to finally get some clarity on the highly anticipated Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield titles, and let me tell ya, the company definitely delivered an information bomb. 15 minutes of cold, hard insight and a game trailer 3 ½ minutes long. Let’s dig in, shall we? […]

Has Pokémon Lost Its Shine?

When I was a kid, Pokémon was a hit TV show, trading card game and GameBoy series. It was everywhere, and Ash, Brock and Misty were the ultimate kid role models in the 90’s. I mean, cute cuddly creatures that you get to battle? Not much else was as fun as that. via GIPHY Fast […]

Pokemon Sword & Shield: A New Era for Pokemon?

When I was a kid, the excitement that a new Pokémon game gave me was enough to keep me feeling elated for months. Back then, the thought of being able to play it on a home console would blow my mind. Now that Pokémon Sword and Shield has been announced and is promising just that, […]

The Possible Evolutions of Scorbunny

Nintendo and Game Freak have recently announced the eighth generation of Pokémon with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019 — probably November, as is par for the course for Pokémon titles — and in the trailer the three new starters available in the Galar region were also revealed. These new […]

An Interview with James “Abra” Bishop, Director of Pokéthon

There are a handful of video game centric charity events — perhaps most notably Extra Life –, but one that isn’t as popular as the others, despite the juggernaut of a franchise its centered around. The event in question is Pokéthon, a gaming marathon centered around the main games of Nintendo’s Pokémon series. February 14th, […]

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Review: Still Has Challenges Along The Way

There I was, just one Pokémon away from defeating the champion, my friend and rival, Lorre. It had been a long road, but I was so close to victory that it would be foolish to give up now. His last Pokémon was Pidgeot, but with a catch: he could mega evolve. Coincidentally, the strongest on […]
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