Game Freak is best known for one thing: Pokémon. But while they created the iconic franchise, Game Freak isn’t afraid to let its developers get their sea legs making non-Pocket Monster games on non-Nintendo hardware. That’s why, in the past few years, Game Freak has released a number of totally original titles on…
Back in 2011, a live-streamer named Leomon began playing with a Shiny of the most useless Pocket Monster. Almost six years later, the trainer has finally become a champion with that fish.
In Japan, Bandai is releasing a set of Poké Ball. There’s a total of 11 different Poké Balls in the set, and while they’re designed to hold candy (and not, you know, Pocket Monsters), these replicas are rather handsome.
Legendary Pokémon get a bum rap in competitive play. Many casual observers and players constantly ask why legendaries are allowed in the first place. Aren’t legendaries overpowered? Don’t legendaries make battles boring?
This really should’ve happened years ago, but here we are, Usain Bolt and Pokémon together at last.
The original generation of Pokémon had 150 special monsters to find. One of the most elusive was the legendary psychic type Mewtwo. But if there was a Mewtwo, that left a question: where was the original Mew?
At the start of 2017, nobody really considered Palossand, Pokémon’s sandcastle monster, to be noteworthy for competitive play. Then, the top-four World Championship finisher Markus Stadter lost against a Palossand-centric team live on a Twitch stream.
Since release, Pokémon YouTubers have had issues uploading any footage utilizing the signature new “Z-Moves” introduced in Sun and Moon. One fan decided to take matters into his own hands, and the workaround for circumventing YouTube’s crap is hilarious.
A couple of months after Sun and Moon’s release, one monster has appeared on 40 percent of the best-performing teams in the competitive Pokémon scene: Celesteela, the ultra beast. Celesteela’s schtick: becoming a“wall” against opponents, and surviving attacks for very a long time. And yet, for all her popularity,…
Some people will tell you that the worst Pokémon designs are the ones based on real-world items, rather than animals. Those people are wrong. Actually, some of the best creatures in the pocket monster roster are ones based on inanimate objects.
Talonflame, a fire/flying Pokémon, took over the competitive scene after it was added to the monster compendium with Pokémon X & Y. For the last three years, wise competitive players made sure to prepare for Talonflame’s appearance on the enemy team. Everything changed after the release of Sun and Moon.
Pokémon Sun and Moon are among hardest games in franchise, meaning that for some, fainting is a real danger. Others, however, don’t think the challenge is enough. Enter ROM hacks.
For years, Pokémon fans have begged developers Game Freak to let monsters follow the player around in the overworld, as Heart Gold and Soul Silver once did. Well, it looks like that feature is actually contained within the files of Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Once you beat the Elite Four in Pokémon Sun and Moon, you can go back and defend the championship against new challengers. Some opponents, you can probably guess. But there’s one Elite Four challenger in particular that is completely unexpected. (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Hau is a nice, cheerful boy. He gives you presents. When defeated in battle, he is gracious, and tells you that he had fun. Nothing about Hau seems competitive, which might explain why Pokémon players keep theorizing that he’s not your real rival in Sun and Moon at all.
Game Freak have issued a challenge to all Pokémon Sun and Moon players: catch 100,000,000 critters before December 13th. If you pitch in, there’s something good in it for you.
Anyone who has played Pokémon Sun and Moon has probably visited that secluded collection of islands known as Poke Pelago. You can send your monsters to Poke Pelago to train, find items, and just chill out. Poke Pelago is also the place that quietly ties the entire story in Sun and Moon together.
Fans felt sympathy for Mimikyu in Pokémon Sun and Moon because of a tragic backstory which claims that it dresses up in Pikachu rags because it, too, wants to be loved like the icon. That’s NOT how Mimikyu feels in the anime, though.
If you spend lots of time working on the computer, you might wish you had a cushion for your wrists. You might wish you had this.