The Pokémon anime debuted in Japan back in 1997, following the adventures of ten-year-old Ash, Pikachu, and their friends. That was nearly twenty years ago. Ash might still be 10, but he sure has changed.
“We named the newborn Mewtwo” concludes the diary entry from the original Pokemon games, though it might just be a clever ploy by a highly intelligent clone in order to score annual cake. I’m not arguing with him.
It’s been 17 years since the original release of Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back. Since then, there’s been 19 other Pokémon movies. For veteran Pokémon players, I’m guessing that none of the newer movies match up to the original one, though.
Detective Pikachu sure is different from what we’re used to. Not only does the character solve mysteries, but he also talks. There are more surprises to be had.
Today, The Pokémon Company gave us our first look at an upcoming Pokémon spin-off, Great Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Duo. It stars Pikachu....but not the Pikachu you’re used to.
Up until the very end of this commercial, the entire thing comes across as a Nike ad—not something about Pokémon. That’s just how fierce it is.
Damn. Has it really been that long?
This is a story about losing your innocence, and getting your heart torn out in the worst kind of way. Also, Pokémon.
Like, literally, too damn big.
Today The Pokémon Company announced Mythical Pokémon Volcanion, the first-ever dual Fire and Water-type. You may have heard of him already, as he leaked over two years ago.
You might know tons about Pikachu. How the character used to look slightly different or how Pikachu adores ketchup. But maybe you don’t know these tidbits.
You might not have enough badges to control Charizard, but surely you can round up enough leaves to make one.
Dark Mewtwo is officially Shadow Mewtwo. A new trailer for Pokken Tournament clarifies the title of this weekend’s mutated cat creature.
The cute monsters are a distraction—there seems to be something much more sinister going on in Pokémon.
It might be in the running for “most ridiculous Pokémon yet.”
The words “alternate reality game” were the last thing some hardcore Pokémon fans wanted to hear last night. I understand why. It’s a spin-off. It’s on mobile. You can’t play from the comfort of your own home. And yet! Pokémon Go could be the shot in the arm that the monster-collecting series needs.
Some days, Rihanna looks casual. Other days, she’s a fashion icon. On this day, she was a Pokémon Gym Leader.
Remember the official Pokémon reggae song that was released last year in Japanese? Today, it was translated/tweaked so that it’s in English—which means we can take a closer look at the lyrics. And, well...they’re kind of uncomfortable!