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?
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Favourite Moments in Fiction #21 – VS Lusamine/Mother Beast (Pokémon Sun and Moon)
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
Let’s Play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!: Episode 6 – Team Rocket
Our party undergoes some changes as we explore Mt. Moon, where we also deal with an antagonistic group that are plotting to steal fossils.
The Entertainment Dome Episode 114 – You Can’t Gamify Sleep!
Last week on The Entertainment Dome, Attack on Titan prompted me to pull out the conspiracy board once more, James had opinions to share on some new games he played and we weren’t particularly impressed with some of the new Pokémon announcements.
My VG Music Picks #79 – Boss Battle (Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure)
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
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu – An Amazing Adaptation or Shockingly Bad?
When children hear the words “live-action Pokémon movie,” they get excited. When adults hear those words, however, they inwardly cringe. Live-action adaptations of videogames and animated properties both share notorious reputations for being pretty much always bad, so you can’t blame most of us, upon hearing that Hollywood were going to give Nintendo’s most prolific RPG series the same treatment, to place our faces in our hands and groan.
But then that very first trailer dropped and, suddenly, people started to say “Actually, this looks pretty good.” Early impressions indicated that Pokémon: Detective Pikachu would avoid every pitfall that other movies of its ilk had fallen into. Fans’ expectations went from nil to a hundred, but were we right to trust those trailers? Is it even a good adaptation of the game it’s based on? Is it something only the purest of Pokémon fans can enjoy? Continue reading
Let’s Play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!: Episode 5 – The Path to Mt. Moon
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.
Let’s Play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!: Episode 4 – Rock Solid! VS Brock!
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?
Let’s Play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!: Episode 3 – The Viridian Forest
Before we even think of taking on our first Gym Leader, we must first brave through the dense Viridian Forest, where we encounter plenty of Trainers and make some new allies.
Let’s Play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!: Episode 2 – A Rivalry Begins
Every up and coming Pokémon Trainer needs a rival to challenge and motivate them and as our journey properly begins, we find one in our next door neighbour.