Is Pixelmon the Most Complete Pokemon Game?

Pixelmon is an unofficial Pokemon mod made for Minecraft. It’s actually a mod I’ve discussed here before, and one of our most popular articles goes into depth about how depressing it is to play in single player. But for all the negatives that I throw at Pixelmon, it has an insane amount of features. And it also contains nearly every single Pokemon in the entire Pokemon series. And the most recent update started introducing Gen 8 Pokemon! Yep, we’re starting to get Generation 8 Pokemon. Not all of them, just some of them. The Galarian variants of other Pokemon aren’t… [Continue Reading]

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The Throwback Challenge Champion Research 2020 Sucks

A while back, I praised the various regional Throwback challenges in Pokemon Go. They consisted of simple tasks. Each one rewarded Pokemon from that region. And we got a cool legendary at the end with an exclusive move. If you completed all of the regional throwback challenges, then you were rewarded with the Throwback Challenge Champion research. Frankly? The research is a massive let down, compared to the regional tasks. A Lot of Work for Little Reward Almost all the tasks in the Champion Research were somewhat draining. Almost everything in the research needed doing lots of times. Feed your… [Continue Reading]

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5 Ways to Stat Out Your Lucario

Poor unloved Conkledurr. Before it came out, the pitiable pillar Pokemon was destined to rise to the top of everyone’s list and finally unseat Machamp, the perennial king of Fighting types. With strictly better IVs and the exact same ideal movepool, there was seemingly nothing that could stand in its way… until Niantic randomly granted Aura Sphere to Lucario with unexpectedly ridiculous numbers. Even after a slight nerf, Aura Sphere is so insanely powerful that it singlehandedly made up for Lucario’s unremarkable stats. This makes him the best Fighting type available. Poor Conky found himself out of the ring before… [Continue Reading]

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Things You Can Do While Playing Pokemon Go Indoors and Not Going Outside

The main gimmick of Pokemon Go is that you’re supposed to go outside and walk around and explore your surroundings. Outside is where the Pokemon all are, so you have to go catch them! Unfortunately, that doesn’t work too well when you’re supposed to be locked up indoors. Does this mean you can’t play Pokemon Go at all? Of course not! You just have to be creative. And maybe do some slightly different Pokemon things when you get bored. Here’s some silly suggestions and alternatives to playing Pokemon Go. Use an Incense. Incenses right now are incredibly useful. They last… [Continue Reading]

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[Pokemon GO] 5 Ways to Catch Pokemon Without Spawns

Of the many, many thingsĀ Pokemon GO expects you to do every day to keep your streaks up, the most important is to catch a single Pokemon. Stardust is the most valuable of the non-premium currencies, requiring hundreds of thousands of the stuff to do all the important stuff in the late game, and the first-catch boost (and 7-Day streak bonus) is one of the best ways to keep stocked up with minimum effort. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. Perhaps you’re going on vacation to somewhere without much internet presence. Perhaps (like me) you ended up moving to a… [Continue Reading]

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4 Pokemon Who Never Found a Home

While I only started writing articles about Pokemon when Pokemon GO was released, I’ve been playing the core games since 2009 when my boyfriend gifted his copy of FireRed to me. The single best part of Pokemon is how it eases the player into falling in love with their own personal monsters, and subtly guides you to create a unique team that will wind up completely different to everyone else’s. Pokemon has also gone above-and-beyond at making sure players can always port their beloved teams forward through new generations of the games. Through features like PokeTransfer, Pal Park, and Pokemon… [Continue Reading]

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The 5 best Team Rocket counters in Pokemon GO

We’ve discussed good gym defenders, good gym attackers, good legacy moves, and good Community Day Pokemon in Pokemon GO. (And Metagross appeared on every list!) But nowadays, there’s a whole new element to the PvE experience: fighting Rockets! Yes, those dastardly Rockets are everywhere nowadays, taking over our Pokestops and challenging well-to-do trainers at the drop of a hat. Team Rocket Leaders up the ante, bringing a full set of shields and some seriously dangerous Pokemon with them, and things boil to a head with Giovanni and his shadow legendary birds. The combat system for fighting rockets is so different… [Continue Reading]

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On The Increased Chances To Catch Shinies in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go was my third real look into Pokemon, outside of the old trading card game when I was very young and the anime with Ash and his omnipotent Pikachu, which I have watched both in English and in really badly dubbed Greek in which all the characters shared two voices. Technically, it’s the first proper Pokemon game I ever played, mainly because I just had all the wrong consoles, namely being a Playstation and PC person. This though has conditioned me to see super rare aspects in normal Pokemon games, like Shinies, Mythicals and Legendaries, in a completely different… [Continue Reading]

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Rambling at Pokemon That Are Good But Not The Best

I’ve rambled before about how we often expect too much when it comes to the Pokemon we catch in Pokemon Go, that it doesn’t matter if they’re not perfect, if they’re lacking in a stat or if they’re not shiny. But I’ve never really looked at Pokemon in a species way. I mean, we’ve got all these different species of Pokemon all categorized into tier lists based on how good they are, and with more and more Pokemon being released, so may more are ignored or kicked off their thrones to make space for better Pokemon. For example, Groudon was… [Continue Reading]

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Persian

If there’s a Pokemon who’s had it more rough than Raichu, the unloved and often ignored evolution of game mascot Pikachu, it’s definitely got to be Persian, the evolution of fan favourite Meowth. I wrote about Raichu somewhat recently, and what with the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield, things seemed to get even worse for the elder electric mouse Pokemon. Not only is the Alolan version ignored, but Raichu doesn’t even get a Gigantamax version despite the fact Pikachu does. If you get a Pikachu from Let’s Go Pikachu, it won’t ever evolve into a Raichu. Persian’s predicament is… [Continue Reading]

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