Tag Archives: Pokemon

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 […]

How To: Making Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee More Challenging

Having just finished the newest installment in the Pokémon series, I can’t help but notice that one of the main complaints of the game is that it is way too easy. Unfortunately, I’ve found that to be the case as the many mechanics of the game simplify your experience and remove a lot of the […]

From Telefang to 2019: How An Obscure Japanese RPG Stays Alive Through An Online Community & Upcoming Titles

Earlier this year, I interviewed monster artist Rachel Briggs, who created the Ken Sugimori style art inspired by unused Pokémon featured in the Spaceworld 1997 Pokémon Gold demo and also contributed a few monster designs to upcoming title Monster Crown. I knew she was a big fan of Keitai Denjuu Telefang, a series of Japan-exclusive […]