Mewtwo is Overrated. In Pokemon Go At Least.

When I first started doing raids on a regular basis, everyone was always like “where are your Mewtwos? Mewtwo is the best!” And I was always like “give me a break, I’ve never caught one!” or “I’m literally helping you fight a raid so I can catch one!”. As cool as Mewtwo is, as a Pokemon Go newbie, I was always recommended to load up on Mewtwos because Mewtwo was the damn best and I needed an army of them. Nowadays, I’m sitting here at level 37 and I don’t have a single powered up Mewtwo. Well I have one… [Continue Reading]

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On Raichu

I feel so sorry for Raichu, Pikachu’s evolution. I feel so sorry for it, especially since I have personally insulted the electric mouse Pokemon, calling it a “fat bastard that no one likes”. I know Raichu is a fictional species in a series of fictional animals, and I know I have gone on and said far worse about other Pokemon (especially Dragonite) but Raichu doesn’t really deserve it. Raichu’s problem isn’t that it’s a bad Pokemon. It’s actually a pretty cool, stylized creature with unique features and looks totally like something Pikachu would evolve into. Raichu’s problem is simply that… [Continue Reading]

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A Really Stupid Article About Pokemon Types

This is going to sound dumb, so bear with me. There are too many Pokemon types. Like, way too many. To the point that some of them are overlapping each other. And honestly? It might be cool to see a Pokemon type shake up in the future, so I’m just gonna go with this. Really, I don’t even have a place to stand when it comes to Pokemon and Pokemon types and balancing and all that. My first Pokemon game was Pokemon Go where the only real meta is “high attack and a type that’s super effective” and I had… [Continue Reading]

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The ‘New’ PvP Charge Attack System

I’ve been meaning to talk about the changes to Charge Attacks in Pokemon Go’s Trainer Battles but I keep on getting sidetracked by other things, like how cool Rayquaza is and how Suicune sucks. But I think this is worth talking about since it’s made Trainer Battles, both against Team Go Rocket, the three Team Leaders and other players a lot more bearable. The original system for charge attacks meant tapping furiously on your screen. You’d get your charge attack ready and then you’d have to power it up by tapping like a fucking lunatic, something that you were basically… [Continue Reading]

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A Strange Talk About My Favourite Pokemon

I have a lot of Pokemon I really like and I have a lot of Pokemon that I have grown to really love over the years, but being the sort who kinda missed the original Pokemon games on hand-held consoles, I never really got into Pokemon properly until I started playing Pokemon Go. Sure, I kept up with the fact that new games were released but I never really… played them so, unlike aabicus and his beloved Rattata, I never really developed a connection to a Pokemon the same way he did. That being said, there’s something about Houndour and… [Continue Reading]

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Medic’s Thoughts on Spoofing in Pokemon Go

In Pokemon Go, it is possible to fool your GPS and location data and convince your phone and your game that you are not where you say you are. This does sometimes happen by accident while playing normally (a phenomenon called GPS drift where your phone takes a moment to resync with GPS) but some people will trick their GPS on purpose in order to catch Pokemon around the world. Frankly, no matter what you say, this is basically cheating. You may not be editing Pokemon Go itself or altering the base game in any way but you are using… [Continue Reading]

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Favourite Pokemon

There’s currently 809 Pokemon currently released over all 7 existing generations and there’s probably going to be another 100 or so more when Pokemon Sword and Shield come out. While we can all agree that some Pokemon aren’t as good or as popular or as exciting as others, we all have our favourites and every Pokemon has a fan. But with sooooo many Pokemon, it’s really hard to pick a favourite. Or at least a definitive favourite. And it really depends on the person. With someone like aabicus, who wrote in length about the often ignored Rattata, your favourite ends… [Continue Reading]

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When Friends Are An Inconvenience

I should be talking about the Pokemon Go anniversary event where you can get SHINY ALOLAN EXEGGCUTOR (one of my favourite Pokemon) but frankly, I’m kinda annoyed. Not just because there’s no shiny Exeggcute, but because of the friend system. The first task of the new ‘Catch Up’ special research is to make a new friend and all it does is bring up the flaws in the friendship system. The friend system in Pokemon Go makes no sense. The first issue is that you can never really interact with these people, outside of PvP battles, battling Pokemon in Gyms and… [Continue Reading]

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What the Hell is up with Pokemon Go Battle Recommendations?

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with the recommendations Pokemon Go gives you when you fight things? Unless you have almost no Pokemon or are brand new and don’t know better, going with recommended options is always a bad idea. As in, recommended Pokemon can actually sometimes be the worst thing you can use. I’m not even saying that you need to know everything about Pokemon and stuff like that. Sure, knowing your basic counters (like water beating fire, fire beating ice, ground beating electricity, things like that) is very useful, but it seems like whatever algorithm chooses recommended Pokemon… [Continue Reading]

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Pokemon Go and the Chances of Getting a Better Fish

After what felt like a small eternity, Cresselia has left our Legendary Raids, swiftly replaced by the badass water beast known as Kyogore. Cresselia’s return brought with it the chance to find a Shiny Cresselia from raids, but the fact that Cresselia is a somewhat boring boss to fight (a tanky psychic type meaning nothing but Tyranitars) and that she’s just not that cool a person meant that getting people to do raids was tricky. Even I wasn’t that enthralled, I just wanted to get a shiny one and call it a day. But I also would have liked a… [Continue Reading]

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