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An earlier version of this article originally appeared on this site on October 12, 2012.

18 comments

  • FAT47ITY - October 10, 2013 5:39 a.m.

    In the mystery dungeon red/blue rescue team covers, the "blue team" is actually looking down into the cave that the "red team" is in.
  • shawksta - October 9, 2013 11:30 p.m.

    Since its mentioned, let me just say i LOOOOOOOOVE Battle Revolution DAT TRAINER CUSTOMIZATION DAT ONLINE BATTLES DAT "Take your Wifi battles to the BIG SCREEN" COMMERCIAL DAT POST GAME
  • JarkayColt - October 10, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    Agreed, I really liked Battle Revolution too. Admittedly, it was the first and only "Stadium-style" game I've played, so maybe I didn't know what I was missing out on compared to, say, Pokémon Colosseum etc. But it was totally worth it for the online component seeings as it was one of the Wii's first Wi-Fi games and also because DP had very limited functionality (if you wanted to fight a random stranger, the best you could do was fight the player-data bots in the Battle Tower, which sucked.) I loved collecting other people's Cards in that game. Mostly because you could use it to tell if your opponent was a cheat or not! If they didn't give you it, you knew they had something to hide! I like that BW had an expanded random matchup setup self contained within the game. I'm thinking that maybe starting with X & Y, which now has player customisation too, there won't be much need for another game like Battle Revolution. But that's good because it means everything is all under one roof now.
  • shawksta - October 10, 2013 8:59 a.m.

    Yeah it was awesome. True X and Y has Trainer Customization, but Battle Revolution had the Perk of giving you 6 different Trainer types, which was neat but your right, it means everything can be under one roof
  • codystovall - October 9, 2013 8:58 p.m.

    Why is there still no pokemon snap for 3ds? wtf.
  • brickman409 - October 9, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    I never knew that DS keyboard existed before I read this
  • JarkayColt - October 9, 2013 12:43 p.m.

    This is still a super article, but...well I can't quite remember, but I'm guessing the last two entries are the new additions, right? Why are they placed after the closing slide? I couldn't see anything new and I thought I'd reached the end; it took me a few seconds to realise there was more. Also; "the box art is great for the millions of people who want to dress up their pocket monsters like Freddy from Scooby Doo" - hilarious!
  • GR HollanderCooper - October 9, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    Oops! Fixed. And yes, the last two are the new ones. POKEMAN.
  • Turtman - October 13, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    Great article, but this just makes me depressed to see the awful direction Pokemon took.
  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - October 13, 2012 8:53 a.m.

    I really like the Pokemon Pinball box art. It's full of color and there are about seven pokemon squeezed in, but it's still not too busy. Very good balance.
  • jackthemenace - October 12, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    Wow. I can't even count how many of these I've owned. The older 'mean' game, the colour versions, I like their Japanese box-arts quite a lot, but they're a little dull. Later on, though, for games like Emerald,and especially the text on Black and White and their sequels, the japanese ones look much better. It's almost like everywhere else in the world wants to keep their format- especially the title text- and I think we're missing out because of it.
  • AshLynx - October 12, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    Wait, which is the other boxart with no Pokemon other than TCG? Here Comes Team GR clearly has a demonic looking Voltorb in the middle (instead of a logical Pokeball), and everything else has an obvious Pokemon (or 5) on it from what I see.
  • JarkayColt - October 12, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    Cundy...did you write all this yourself? I mean, of course you did, but while I was reading this I thought "man, maybe he's got some secret untapped talent as a graphic designer"; a lot of your analysis was pretty thorough and spot on (and actually unexpected, I thought you were just gonna say "yeah, it's good like" and move on). You sure know a damned good box when you see it. Too right less Darumaka makes for a worse box!
  • KidKatana - October 12, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    Blimey. That's a lot of words about Pokemon box art. Put your feet up and have a cup of tea, it's Friday afternoon.
  • J-Fid - October 12, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    You should have mentioned the beta Ruby and Sapphire boxes, since they actually do have the "Gotta Catch em All!" slogan. Nice article. It's great to see Ken Sugimori get some recognition. He's only responsible for like almost everything design related.
  • KidKatana - October 12, 2012 6:39 a.m.

    Do you just copy and paste the intro for these articles?
  • Matt Cundy - October 12, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    Yes. But the other 3,382 words are brand new.

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