More Shinies for Everyone

I was browsing a Pokemon GO subreddit the other day, and in one thread, someone was bitching about shinies. However, they weren’t complaining because they didn’t have any. The opposite, they were arguing that shinies are way too common in Pokemon GO. According to them, shinies should be a super rare experience and we should have to WORK for them. But what this person seemed to forget is that Pokemon GO isn’t a main series Pokemon game. If anything, collecting shinies is a core part of Pokemon GO. Think about it. We have PvP, yes, but it’s very different from… [Continue Reading]

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5 Pokemon I Haven’t Seen in Months

There are a lot of Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Spanning six generations, it will eventually be the most complete Pokemon game around. Assuming they ever release Kecleon. However, a LOT of Pokemon will go missing over time. Because of events and changing spawns, some Pokemon just don’t get a chance in the spotlight. In fact, some Pokemon just end up disappearing completely, until there’s an event that suits them. Here’s a list of a few Pokemon I genuinely haven’t seen in months. Fossil Pokemon The idea of fossil Pokemon is a weird concept. You have an extinct Pokemon that you… [Continue Reading]

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Playing Anything But A Real Pokemon Game – A Pokemon Clicker Thing?

These days, most people use things like Discord or Steam to chat. If they don’t, they use something like Reddit. Either way, these platforms generally have a rather one-way discussion. Sure, you get threads on Reddit, but the ones you see are heavily curated by everyone else. By default, you only see the most popular threads, and conversations travel in one direction. More importantly though, aside from maybe a profile picture, there’s very little customization. You have one font, images as links and a handful of emoji and that’s it. This is a stark contrast to the old days of… [Continue Reading]

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My Weird Obsession with Glitches from a Game I’ve Hardly Played

I’ve never been particularly good at Pokemon games. In fact, my introduction to Pokemon overall is pretty wonky. Aside from the card game, Pokemon GO and a poorly dubbed anime, I never got into the games. In fact, technically, Pokemon GO is the first Pokemon game I’ve ever played. I’ve played a little bit of Pokemon Shield, but aside from that, Pokemon has kinda been something that’s eluded me. But for some reason, I am kinda obsessed with glitches in the original Pokemon games. Despite having never played them. I’ve never actually played any of the original Pokemon games. Mostly… [Continue Reading]

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Roselia Community Day

When I was a noob, Roselia was the bane of my existence. It was the most common grass spawn around and Roselia is the first and pretty much only raid I failed to beat. Mostly because I was level 6 and had no fire types at all except for one wild 1000CP Houndoom. Also, apparently, I was such a noob back then that I also missed not only an Eevee community day but Roselia’s shiny release. During the initial release of shiny Roselia, the chances were boosted to almost community day levels. However, I never even noticed. In fact, I… [Continue Reading]

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Beating the First Game with the Worst Pokémon – Bonus Part 6

Yesterday we witnessed a drugged-out fish stumble drunkenly through the Elite Four like a bull in a china shop. Most champions would hang up the gloves and retire to a life of meditation and peaceful tranquility…but our hero is no ordinary karp. After being crowned the reigning titleholders of Kanto, Magikarp and I experience a credits-themed fever dream and regain consciousness outside mom’s house in Pallet Town. Our first objective is clear; there was a trainer in Victory Road whose Grass team was so chonky that I couldn’t defeat her even at level 100. Now that I’d beaten the game… [Continue Reading]

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Beating the First Game with the Worst Pokémon – Part 5

Magikarp has traveled the entire Kanto region, defeating countless opponents and overcoming far more obstacles than most fish, not the least of which being his own stubborn refusal to obey his trainer. And now, finally, our hero’s journey is reaching its pinnacle. The best trainers in the league are waiting for his challenge in Indigo Plateau. But first we need to beat our rival one last time to gain access to Victory Road. Blue’s team is finally coming into its own, with a full team of six Pokemon and several that hit incredibly hard, especially the Alakazam and Blastoise (you… [Continue Reading]

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Beating the First Game with the Worst Pokémon – Part 4

Last time our heroes wrapped up their business in Saffron City and are now beginning their hike down the docks from Lavender Town. The fights here aren’t too difficult, especially due to most of the enemy trainers being Fisherman with not-very-effective water-type moves. The docks emerge into Route 13, where we navigate a maze-like series of fence posts funneling us into various fights more difficult than the sort we’ve faced up till now. This is the part of the game where we start encountering a lot more high-quality trainers, like Beauties, Cooltrainers and Bird Keepers. It’s also where we can… [Continue Reading]

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Beating the First Game with the Worst Pokémon – Part 3

Once again, we rejoin our heroes in Vermillion City after having beaten Lt. Surge. Magikarp and his flunkies will soon be heading for Route 11 to Diglett Cave, but we need to do some housekeeping before setting out. At the Pokemon Fan Club we listened to the chairman’s tale and received a Bike Voucher, then stopped by the Fishing Guru to collect an Old Rod. This is the only fishing pole we’re going to grab this run, since it spawns only toothless Magikarp and I wanted a reliable method for burning away my Splash PP in case I ever needed… [Continue Reading]

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Beating the First Game with the Worst Pokémon – Part 2

My journey with Magikarp began as most Pokemon adventures do; beating the pants off my rival. See, the best part of this run was always going to be the early game; since Magikarp’s only damage-dealing move, Dragon Rage, deals a fixed 40 damage, and nothing is going to have that much health for at least the first third of the game, I could sucker-punch anything I liked. Or at least I thought… The tutorial content went easily enough: visiting Viridian City, returning a parcel to Professor Oak, and reaching Viridian Forest. And while the poor Caterpie, Kakuna, and Metapod were… [Continue Reading]

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