Category Archives: Pokémon

Alcremie, Yamper, Rolycoly, Duraludon, and Gigantamax revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield

The official Pokémon YouTube channel surprised fans with a new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Needless to say, it revealed a wealth of information, including new mechanics and new Pokémon. In today’s post, we’re going to break down each individual reveal. If you’d rather just watch the actual trailer, you can do so here. If not, then let’s get right into it!

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Pokémon Sword and Shield need changes, and they need them soon

Just yesterday, Pokémon Sword and Shield were shaping up to be strong entries in the Pokémon franchise: clean, stylized graphics, wide open areas, and interesting new mechanics had sold fans around the globe. Today’s Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation featured Pokémon Sword and Shield, and an appalling bit of information was confirmed: players will not be able to transfer Pokémon that are not assigned to the Galar region Pokédex.

Despite everything, the Pokémon developers still seem out of touch with their core fanbase, and this raises a point: several aspects of the Pokémon series have become stale or overused, and Sword and Shield are as good a time as ever to change things up for the greater good. In today’s post, we’re going to go over why an incomplete National Pokédex is such a bad thing and how the new titles could potentially draw competitive players in with updated features.

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First Impressions: Pokémon Sword & Shield Nintendo Direct

Yesterday morning, the Pokémon Sword and Shield-centric Nintendo Direct was made available to Pokémon fans around the world. A treasure trove of information was revealed regarding the upcoming titles, including its worldwide release date of November 15. The presentation also revealed new features and several brand-new Pokémon, and today, we’re going to break down each individual reveal. If you’d prefer to watch the Nintendo Direct yourself, you can do so here. Otherwise, let’s get right into it!

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Review: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! (Nintendo Switch)

Remakes are nothing new to the Pokémon series. Between FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, trainers have been given several opportunities to return to their favorite regions. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, then, certainly aren’t anything groundbreaking, but they do shuffle the norms of the series by introducing ideas from the mobile sensation Pokémon GO. Are these changes welcome ones, or do they butcher the decade-old foundation of the series with unnecessary fluff?

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How to train a Pokémon Trainer amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A complete summary of Pokémon Trainer’s performance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, AI quirks, and an archive of tournament representation and results.

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