Rayray’s Danger Noodle Weekend

Rayquaza is awesome. It’s the flying danger noodle of the Weather Trio, the other two being Kyogre and Groudon. But unlike the other two, Rayquaza got left out of the recent event where Kyogre and Groudon appeared in raids, with a chance to meet their shiny forms. Nope, Rayquaza had to wait for ages to have a chance to reappear. The deadly flying danger noodle ended up reappearing in a raid weekend, similar to the raid ‘weekend’ Latias appeared in. But this time, Rayquaza is actually only appearing for a weekend. For people not in the US, this means that… [Continue Reading]

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Single Player Pixelmon is the Most Depressing I’ve Played Recently

Lately, I’ve been playing on a very nice multiplayer Pixelmoon server that recently upgraded to version 7.0.1 of Pixelmon Reforged, bringing with it all the Pokemon from the Alolan region, Z-Moves and more. The server community is very nice (if a bit ravenous and grabby) and, thanks to the various plugins they have, it’s not too hard to actually catch Pokemon. Even if you start off with nothing at all, you can slowly start catching Pokemon and leveling yourself up, because the server optionally offers you basic things like 5 Pokeballs every 2 hours, as well as daily kits containing… [Continue Reading]

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Too Many Pokemon Go Events?

Lately, there has been a HUGE number of Pokemon Go events. Or at least it feels like there has been a huge number of Pokemon Go events. Last week, we had the Pokemon Day event which spawned Kanto Pokemon in huge numbers and finally introduced shiny Rattata and Pidgey. Before that we had the Valentines Day event which felt like it lasted forever. During the end of the Valentines Day and the Pokemon events, we had the Latias raid boss spawning. Just as all of that finished, we got a couple of days of quiet before being suddenly pummeled by… [Continue Reading]

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EX-Raids are Pointless

EX-Raids are pointless. They’re silly. A waste of time. Tedious and often unfair. But not actually difficult or anything. You see, I took part in an EX-Raid on the 22nd. It was from 1pm to 1:45pm at one of the fountains at the local town hall. Funnily enough, the in-game gym hasn’t properly been updated so it, alongside many of the Pokestops nearby, is kinda inaccurate. Either way, I drove there, met a bunch of people who were also there to do the EX-Raid, did the EX-Raid, caught my Attack Forme Deoxys and then left. Getting stuck in traffic as… [Continue Reading]

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Latias is a Bitch

All of a sudden, after the Lugia and Ho-Oh event and the Kyogre and Groudon event, there’s suddenly a Latias event. Just Latias. The red and white airplane dragon Pokemon. You know, the one that’s paired up with Latios, the blue and white airplane dragon Pokemon. This mini-event popped up out of the blue just as people were getting kinda hyped up for the Clamperl Research event. In fact, a lot of people didn’t even see the announcement as it kinda got buried by the Treecko Community Day announcement. So yeah, Latias is currently in Level 5 raids, somewhat sharing… [Continue Reading]

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A New Camera Mode for Pokemon Go

I’m going to be very blunt here: The AR (Augmented Reality) mode for Pokemon Go is a royal pain in the ass. Having to hold your phone and its camera steady while trying to catch anything but the most basic of Pokemon is awkward and you’ve got to spin around like a twonk trying to actually find the Pokemon because they’re never where you expect them to be. That’s why I was so thankful that the AR mode refused to work on both the Celebi and the Mew quests for me. That being said, the whole AR mode thing does… [Continue Reading]

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Melty Meltan and Melty Melmetal

It’s only taken me, what, four months to get Meltan? I finished the Let’s Go Meltan quest back in November and it’s now mid February. During those months, very little of interest happened with Meltan. I managed to acquire three mystery boxes by transferring some Pokemon to the two people I met who had Nintendo Switches and, thanks to trading Meltans once a day with my brother and the Valentines Day double candy event, I finally managed to acquire Melmetal. Melmetal requires 400 candies to evolve, joining the ranks of 3 other 400-candy evolutions Gyarados, Altaria and Wailord. The difference… [Continue Reading]

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Into the Candy Grinder

Before we start, no, this isn’t about Candy Crush. I’ve been considering writing an article about that for a while, but I just don’t know where to start with that insanely popular mobile game. No, this article is about the other insanely popular mobile game, Pokemon Go. “Wait, there’s no candy grinder in Pokemon Go.” Yes there is. In fact there is enough candy for every base Pokemon up until the beginnings of Generation 4. When you catch a Pokemon, you are rewarded candy. 3 candy for a normal catch, 6 candy if you use a Pinap berry on level… [Continue Reading]

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So Many Pokemon and Nowhere to Show Off

In my six months of playing Pokemon Go, I’ve managed to catch some very nice Pokemon. Just the other day, I managed to catch my third Pokemon with perfect IVs, a Groudon with Mud Slap and Solar Blast, and I also managed to catch a shiny Shuppet and a shiny Kyogre. And then there’s my shiny Feebas, which I am in the process of walking so I can evolve it into a Milotic. I’ve come across a little problem though. It’s a stupid problem but it’s a problem nonetheless. There’s no real way to show my Pokemon off. The only… [Continue Reading]

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Shiny Inequality

It’s funny how much we care about shinies in Pokemon. They’re just Pokemon with different colours on them. But they’re rare. Insanely rare. Like, a one in a thousand chance. Possibly more. It’s possible that you’ll never see a shiny in any of the handheld console games. The original games didn’t even have them anyway since they were monochrome. But when it comes to shinies, there are some very odd patterns in play and some Pokemon get a far better makeover than others. There are some patterns when it comes to shinies. For example, blue Pokemon very often end up… [Continue Reading]

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