How about we try something new this week? You may not know this but I love me some trivia. Whether it be early concepts, connections between actors or just neat, little easter eggs, I get a weird thrill from learning and memorising this kind of stuff from all kinds of media (which did not help me during my school years when I should’ve been memorising maths). But one thing I love more than discovering trivia is sharing it with others, so I figured why not try my hand at actually writing up some fun articles all about that?
So let’s start things off with ten things you may not have known from a classic set of games that defined a lot of peoples’ childhoods – the first generation of Pokémon games, Red & Blue – courtesy of Bulbapedia and Serebii (just so you know I’m not making all this up). Continue reading
Our rival claimed to have seen a talking Pokémon, so naturally we must investigate. But before that, we’ve got a bunch of Trainers to battle through and party members to toughen up.
After acquiring a new teammate, we arrive in Cerulean City, ready to take on the Water-type Gym Leader, Misty. Will we make a splash or sink like a rock?
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Pokémon Sun and Moon
Lusamine is easily my favourite villain in the entire Pokémon series. Aside from having a simple but sleek design, she’s deliciously despicable to boot. She’s able to present herself as a calm, intelligent and caring woman when, in actuality, she’s obsessive, arrogant and emotionally abusive to her own children. This makes her a great antagonist that you enjoy battling, just so you can wipe that smug smirk off her face and prove her wrong. But I want to focus on the second battle with her, mostly because of how unique it is for the series. Continue reading
Our party undergoes some changes as we explore Mt. Moon, where we also deal with an antagonistic group that are plotting to steal fossils.
There have arguably been much weirder Pokémon spin-offs that have been made, especially at the time of writing (Pokémon Sleep? Really? That’s a thing?), but I distinctly remember raising an eyebrow when this one got announced. At the end of the day, it’s ultimately harmless – an edutainment title packaged with a DS-compatible keyboard and designed to help kids learn how to spell and touch type via catching Pokémon. As big of a Pokémon fan as I am, I passed on it since it didn’t really appeal to me, and I imagine a lot of people felt the same way. But then someone discovered the boss music. Continue reading
This week on The Entertainment Dome, the latest Attack on Titan episode leaves me questioning what could happen next, James has a good old rant about the Game of Thrones finale and we both praise the Detective Pikachu movie.
With our first Gym Badge in hand, we can leave Pewter City behind as we head towards Mt. Moon and encounter a few shady characters.
Now that we’re in Pewter City, we can take on our first Gym and face down the Rock-type user, Brock. Will we rock his world or be crushed by an avalanche?
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Pokémon 3: The Movie: Entei – Spell of the Unown
In case you never listened to my friend James and I’s commentary on the third Pokémon movie, well, you should (I actually find it to be one of our better commentaries). But if you really don’t want to or don’t have the time, I’ll just quickly state that it’s easily my favourite of the many Pokémon anime films that have been made. Granted, I’ve not seen all of them but I very much doubt any of the later ones can top this.
It’s my favourite for a number of reasons – the atmosphere, the music, the sympathetic and interesting antagonist, the voice performances, the overall story itself – but the absolutely best scene in the whole film (in my opinion, at least) is easily the battle between Charizard and Entei. And considering they heavily advertised this fight (it’s on the frigging poster and VHS/DVD cover), those who worked on this movie knew how much of a draw it was. Continue reading