Naming your Pokemon is a vital but often overlooked part of the Pokemon games. Hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people play Pokemon games without giving any thought to naming the Pokemon they catch. This, we think, is criminal. After all, you don't name your dog "Dog" or your cat "Cat." So why should you stick with species names like Charmander, Pikachu, or Togepi?!?
We understand that Ash and his friends do this in the animated series so that viewers can learn the names of each
Okay! After playing some name games in the last issue of Pokemusings, we head back into the super serious (not really) world of EV training. In case you've missed it (and shame on you if you did!), we've already gone over the basics and recommended places to EV train. This week, we're going to go over some items that will maximize your EV efforts.
If you've beaten the Elite Four, then you'll have access to the Battle Tower. Not only is this a great place to hone your competitive-battling
Sept 6, 2007
Our look at the various weather aspects in Pokemon continues! Last week, we checked out the sun. This time around we're going to look at the rain. While many people associate the rain with dull and dreary days, having a bit of precipitation in your Pokemon battles can be a glorious thing. With the proper understanding, the right Pokemon, and the right moves, you can make it pour when it rains... pour a whole lot of hurtin' on your opponent that is!
There are a few areas in the
Oct 4, 2007
Singles tennis and doubles tennis might as well be different games. Sure, the court is the same, the balls are the same, and the net is the same, but a doubles match requires a different mentality and subset of skills than its more popular sibling. The same holds true for Pokemon battles. The arenas are the same, the moves are the same, and the Pokemon are the same. However, the 2v2 style adds a nice layer of strategy and requires you to put a little more thought in your Pokemon
Oct 10, 2007
When judging Pokemon, a good Pokemon trainer takes many things into account, like stats, type weaknesses, abilities, and the Pokemon's move pool. But these attributes don't always tell the whole story. Sometimes, you have to also consider aesthetics when choosing which Pokemon is right for you. In other words, you want you Pokemon to look cool while it's kicking ass.
With that in mind, we present our list of the fugliest Pokemon to ever strike fear in the hearts' of their
Oct 11, 2007
As much as we love Pokemon - enough to devote thousands of hours to the series, collectively - the games are far from perfect. While we've enjoyed so much of our time in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh, there were a few aspects of our adventures that drove us batty. In this week's Pokemusings, we're going to go to that dark, angry, and bitter place by venting about five things we can't stand about the mainline Pokemon games.
1) The Run Button - Holding down a button to run was
Oct 15, 2007
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a Pokemon designer? Ever thought you could do better than the professionals? We love Pokemon, but let's face it - some of them could have been designed a little more creatively - Pidgey, Taillow, Starly... come on, right?
Well, now's your chance to show the world what you've got. Design your ultimate Pokemon from scratch, and your creation could be featured in a special article on GamesRadar. Judging by the creative minds in our Pokemon
Nov 1, 2007
In Pokemon battles, annoying the hell out of your opponent is sometimes more fun than actually beating them. Whether you're freezing, burning, or paralyzing your enemies, it's fun watching them squirm. The latest generation of Pokemon has introduced several critters that are outstanding nuisances. While Togekiss has been getting a lot of love, there's another excellent annoyer you might want to consider for your team:
For this week and next week, we're going to be taking a look at the numerous Pokemon movies. We'll break down the movies' plots, star Pokemon, and enemy Pokemon. This week we're going to get all the crap out of the way by going over three Pokemon movies that suck. We realize that everyone has different tastes, but if you like any of these movies, then chances are your tastes suck as bad as these wretched flicks (just kidding... sort
Nov 29, 2007
Our coverage of Pokemon movies continues! In the last issue of Pokemusings, we went over the dregs -- Pokemon movies that suck. It was a bleak and depressing issue, but we're moving on to bigger, brighter, and better things this week. This time around we'll be talking about three Pokemon movies that are excellent. In no particular order, here are the ones we thought were best.
Pokemon: The Movie 2000
Plot: Some jerkwad collector gets extremely overzealous and attempts to capture