Finally, all my hard work and careful planning has come together; “Team Epitaph” is a go!
Once I had bred the last of my team, everything else was a breeze. I almost started by doing Super Training, but after some quick research, I found something that was even faster than that: horde battles. Equipped with the appropriate power items, and infected with the Pokerus, a Pokemon can reap 50 EVs in a single battle! [...]
After the release of Pokemon X & Y, many Pokemon fans grew exited for remakes of Generation III’s Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Even without any official word from Nintendo, some trainers have found comfort in the rumors and speculation.
One of the reasons fans expect Gen III remakes is that it would fit a pattern: A little over 10 years have passed since the release of Ruby & Sapphire (anyone starting to feel old yet?), which was about the same amount of time between Gold & Silver and their remakes (because I am). This made sense; children who grew up playing the Generation II games in high school had their own money to buy the remakes when they came out. So the Gen III remakes would make a proportional amount of business were Nintendo to release the Hoenn remakes in the near future. [...]
After several long strategy discussions with JV, I’ve finally come up with the beginnings of a competitive team (which I will go into detail in a future post). Now I must set out to begin breeding the first two champions: Gengar and Liepard.
Despite my anxiousness to dive right into making the perfect Gastly, I had to do some laborious set up first. To start, I needed the six Power items (i.e., Power Anklet, Power Weight, etc.). But to get these items, I need 16 BP a piece, and that can only be collected in the Battle Maison or the Battle Institute. [...]
Editorial by Faroresdargn
The release of the Pokemon Bank caused a lot of excitement last month, until the entire thing flopped. Now, as the “release date” falls off the calendar, Nintendo doesn’t seem any closer to giving us what we want.
Pokemon Bank, along with Poke Transporter, was scheduled to be released worldwide on December 27th on the eShop. With Pokemon fans staying up late in anticipation, it was like a second Christmas. All the Pokemon from the previous generations would finally be available on Pokemon X & Pokemon Y. The cloud storage would keep our precious creatures safe into antiquity!
That is, until Nintendo backed out at the last minute. [...]
MUSIC TO MY EARS
Game Freak is finally coming around! Last Tuesday they released a new soundtrack album titled Pokemon FireRed & Pokemon LeafGreen: Super Music Collection internationally on the iTunes store.
This soundtrack seems pretty small compared to Game Freak’s previous release, with only 90 tracks compared to the 212-track behemoth that was Pokemon X & Pokemon Y: Super Music Collection. And $12 for 90 tracks only seems like a bad deal for the same reason. But you can’t blame the remakes of the 8-bit games for having fewer pieces in their scores (whether you want to blame Nintendo for charging more is a different story). [...]
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Minor spoilers ahead. Major spoilers begin at “The Original Story” section.
I finally got around to watching Pokemon: The Origin over the past weekend, and my, what a splendid adaptation of the original Game Boy games it was!
I have never before seen a movie/series that so embraced its video game foundation, yet still managed to adapt it into something watchable for anyone. In fact, it’s probably the only piece of Pokemon media I wouldn’t cringe to watch around my spouse. That’s because this really is a fresh take on Pokemon, completely separate from the series I loved as a kid, but have grown distant from over time. [...]
Yesterday, The Pokemon Company released the official rules for this season’s Video Game Championship, setting my mind to planning my first competitive team in half a decade.
Most of the rules were expected: We will still be using 2 on 2 battles; Pokemon will be level 50; and mega-evolutions are clear for takeoff. What came as a surprise was the ruling that only Pokemon from the Coastal, Central, or Mountain Kalos Pokédex will be allowed. [...]
This article deals directly with some major plot points in Pokémon X and Pokemon Y. Consider this your spoiler warning.
I spent this past week trying to catch up on playing some other games to review, but I did get back into Pokemon just long enough to witness one of the most profound scenes in any of the games to date: AZ’s tale. [...]