Pokemon Monday 10 - Veni, vidi, Victini!

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Welcome to Pokemon Monday, GamesRadar's podcast 100% devoted to all things Pokemon. Step into the bizarre hivemind of several adult Pokemon fantatics each Monday as we bring you a no-frills, raw and unedited passionate Pokemon discussion covering breaking news, events, and whatever else is on our singularly devoted Pokemon brains. No Pokemon-related topic is off limits.

Episode 10 highlights

Latest legendary reveal: Victini - We go through all the currently-known details about this event-only legendary, then argue over whether he's cool or not. 

Pokemon of the week - Mew! We pay tribute to the first cute legendary. Brett worked at Toys R Us during the height of the first big Pokemon boom, so he also reveals an insider look at how the old Pokemon Red & Blue Mew giveaways used to work back in the day.

Above: A new pink fish Pokemon was revealed on Oha Suta - Luvdisc's evolution?

Winners for last week's giveaway contest... will be announced next week! We actually have two of each DS skin to give away (two for HeartGold and two for SoulSilver), so if you haven't entered yet, we're extending the deadline to this Friday, 7/30. Enter by visiting last week's Pokemon Monday page and answering the question of the week in the comments section of that page.

Question of the week: What do you think of Victini? How does he stack up against previous cute legendaries? What are your predictions for his type? And do you think his Isshu Pokedex number means anything?

See you next week!


  • SkyDragonc5 - August 13, 2010 4:23 a.m.

    Victini looks soo cute. I dont agree with the 000 number but everything else seems awesome. Maybe he is nisisingo in disguise! I think his type would be Normal, but can change somehow. In tournaments some sub legendary are allowed but the powerful ones are not. Thew new fish there definitely Luvdisc's evolution. Hands Down!I love Rotom in his original form. I have two of them.Mew was an awesome pokemon. I really liked him but now he still feels inferior to MewTwo in power. The main interesting thing he could learn any TM and HM. Especially with attract and captivate. You can take down other legendaries. I do remember when Pokemon was at its peak. I was so young back in Grade 3. I had Yellow and Came into the craze late. But Boy have I stayed with it longer than anyone else.I love Tournaments with Real Badges. They still do some now a days. I cant believe they restarted the Route Numbers. That is just wrong. The Route number helps you know where the route is and in which region. I have to say I am done buying Cards after Pokemon, Magic, and YuGiOh. Once again Go Death Coffin! I still want a trio of Bugs like you said. I still like my Arados and Fortress. Nice going way overtime again!
  • Victini - July 29, 2010 7:34 p.m.

    Victini is awesome and 000# means he is the best. He will be flying and normal type because of his wings an color prove he will be flying and normal. He will be stronger than any other cute lengendaries and will be on my team from the very beginning.
  • Buzzthebatgirl - July 29, 2010 2:01 p.m.

    Hey guys! I just started listening to your show and I'm really enjoying it! Good going! Glad to know it's not all male dominated on this podcast. Carolin (I hope I got the name right), you really know your stuff unlike other female fans, keep up the good work girl! You guys were asking if events can be picked up on wi-fi outside the home country. The answer (for this generation) is yes. A Japanese game anywhere in the world can access Japanese events via the WFC (Wi-fi Connection). Japanese games can only access Japanese events and a English language game can only receive English language (or European) events. Hopefully this wouldn't change for the 5th Gen, as it's very useful for collectors like me! I'm looking forward to hearing the next episode!
  • LizarDAZZLE - July 28, 2010 7:41 p.m.

    why haven't you changed pokemon monday to PokeRadar? It's perfect!
  • jitteryjigglypuff - July 28, 2010 5:39 a.m.

    And I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet...but how bout the 'v' sign as standing for 'peace'...maybe it would tie in with the new human character not wanting to fight with pokemon
  • jitteryjigglypuff - July 28, 2010 5:35 a.m.

    My favourite legendaries have been shaymin and celebi.. but I don't really like this new one...maybe because he doesn't seem to be a grasst type..
  • LizarDAZZLE - July 28, 2010 3:04 a.m.

    needs moar Charizard-like pokemon. :| definitely luvdisk's evo though
  • ReSoul - July 27, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    I think it's original to have a small legendary for once and since it's an event legendary no one can gripe about not having the complete Pokedex if it were in game and just because it's small doesn't mean it'll suck. Jirachi was small and I got a little pissed when he was first shown but now Jirachi is a great powerhouse with amazing stats
  • sammypip - July 27, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    my theory on how the pokemon universe came to be: first there was reshiram, and zekrom, who guarded the light and darkness, they then created arceus, to build them a home. first arceus created palkia dialga, and giritina, to rule over the realms of space, time, and shadows. together, palkia, dialga, and giritina created the pokemon universe. arceus then said that the universe should be filled wit two main species; humans, and pokemon. To guarde over the pokemon, they created mew, to guarde over the humans they created jirachi, to gurad over the sea they created manaphy , they created shaymin, to guarde over the the fields,and celebi to guard over the forests. they then decided that there needed to be changes the apearence and climate of there creation so they created groundon, kyogre, and raquaza to look after the sun, rain, and wind and then they created cresselia and darkrai to guarde over night and day. then the regions were created each with three pokemon to gurade them, these pokemon were: (arcticuno, zapdos, and moltres), (suicune, entai, and raikou), (regirock, regiice, and registeel) (mesprite, azelf, and uxie) Mew then Created all pokemon, and jirachi all humans. After a while, arceus saw that huans were training pokemon, therefor increaasing the power of his creation, he was pleased by this, and created victini, inorder to fill humans with happiness when they trained a pokemon to be strong. however, arceus did not want all one trainer to become unbeatable, so he created zoroark, to make all balenced. Later, arceus later saw that the Hoenn region was falling into chaos, because kyogre and groundon were arguing, so he created a new regi, regigigas, to help mainain balence, however, somhow rayquaza was awakened,and he restored balence. Because of this regigigas, was cast into a temple, to remain asleep until he was needed. eventually, zoruark became mad, and wanted humans to stop training pokemon all toghether, so he descized himself as N, and atempted to split the issue region. So Far thats all that I Have detirmened, but I will update.
  • crazyer - July 27, 2010 7:02 p.m.

    that is why he is 000
  • crazyer - July 27, 2010 7:01 p.m.

    i think if this guy i sorta a victroy guy and he looks like could lead a bunch of pokemon mabye "N" created him to lead pokemon away from the humans to the pokemon's new land
  • GameManiac - July 27, 2010 5:55 p.m.

    Aww, how cute. If there was a "Cute Legendary" club, then it's in. Victini screams victory symbolism. Anyone can see that from the victory sign with its fingers and V-shaped ears. It'll be either Normal, Flying, Both Normal/Flying, or some other combination of type that has Normal or Flying. I agree with Cyberninja. Victini is #0000 in the Pokedex because people will get it before beating B/W. An evolution of Luvdisc? I hope so because I find that Pokemon a bit unwanted. It looks a lot like a sunfish now, solely because of shape.
  • TrigunGunner - July 27, 2010 3:51 p.m.

    it looks like a bidoof type of pathetic pokemon that you toss out of your roster as soon as something better comes along.
  • oufour - July 27, 2010 3:23 p.m.

    victini's a disappointment for me. remember when Pokemon turned into massive badasses? whatever happened to that? so far, I've only seen 2 Pokemon that interest me, and that's a stretch.
  • BoltActionRevolver - July 27, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    Man, I lost interest in the cards back when I realized theres no one to play with, and now that I'm 30, its just awkward
  • lordvader178 - July 27, 2010 12:51 p.m.

    Not a big fan, I think he'll be pretty useless. His number probably makes him a Normal tye, the "first pokemon" plus he'll be the first normal legendary (ex Arceus). Dosent compare to Celebi.
  • IChooseUAntistaMON - July 27, 2010 11:41 a.m.

    At first i thought it was just the Rattatta of this gen then they said it was legendary and i was like Wtf?
  • philipshaw - July 27, 2010 9:07 a.m.

    It's a good design but for me it's too cute to be a legendry
  • radioactivesage - July 27, 2010 6:11 a.m.

    i just don't understand pokemon any more :( besides whats his specialty as a legendary? they covered almost everything by now, all i see left is new evolutions and branch offs.
  • Robusken - July 27, 2010 6:10 a.m.

    Its look just puts me off mostly, feels really awkward. And is it just me or is anyone else getting a vibe that this thing might talk in a future movie?

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