Pokemon Monday 12 - Sea(sonal) change

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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 12 highlights

September CoroCoro scans - We discuss the latest new Pokemon and other tidbits revealed in the latest issue of the Japanese mag, plus a few Japanese demo bus leaks. Big news: TMs will now be reusable!

Dream world details - Pokemon encountered in Dream World may have different abilties from what they normally have in the game.

Above: The sound Team Rocket used to enrage Magikarp

Pokemon of the week: GYARADOS - The Atrocious Pokemon. We discuss Gyarados's appearance in Pokemon Snap, talk Gyarados lore, and exchange battle strategies.

Question of the week: What's your favorite berry? Have you collected all of them? How importart are berries to you?

See you next week!


  • oufour - August 15, 2010 1:17 p.m.

    don't use berries, but then again i'm not much of a pokemon player. and that sound creeps me the fuck out.
  • SkyDragonc5 - August 13, 2010 6:06 a.m.

    TM's are different now? That seems cool but also really cheap! I wonder if you can transfer old items this time around. I used to just earn tons of money to buy the tms from the casino. Only 8 Badges this time eh? I wish there was more. I do agre we need more cave pokemon, but there is aron. That deer looks really cool. It seems like an enhanced Kecleon. I do hope the season are maybe a weekly thing, no longer than that. I mean 4 seasons = 1 month. There are no berries anymore! oh man! Why does the dream wold have to be so integral! I don't like the idea of Pokemon outside of the games that you can catch. My fav berry was the Wiki berry because those made my Milotic! Keep in m ind that there is thief that steals the foes item including berries. Thus why I don't use berries. Oh a Manaphy giveaway! I didn't get ranger. Please bring this to Canada! I do have the type chart memorized cuz I have played the game soo much. But that app in Diamond did help. Garados is my second Fav pokemon next to Milotic because they go together so well. I only soft reset if I fail to catch the pokemon. I do like ev training my Garados for special attack. See you all next week! Again love the new into and outrto!
  • SuperCharizard101 - August 11, 2010 8:02 p.m.

    Don't you think TM's will be new? I think that reusable TM's is really cool but I'm worried that they'll make crappy moves into TM's.
  • philipshaw - August 11, 2010 8:41 a.m.

    That sound in the youtube video hurt my head
  • GameManiac - August 10, 2010 8:18 p.m.

    My favorite Berry? I don't have one. Berries are very helpful and if you grow enough of them, can replace purchaseable items and save you money. They all are useful in their own way, albeit I can be a bit stingy about using them, unless I have enough. Recyclable TMs? Seasonal changes? Nice!
  • Larinah - August 10, 2010 7:47 p.m.

    Swana looks pretty great, but due to it's typing, Gyarados will probably overshadow it. Heart Gold was a welcome game in that it gave me my old red Gyarados back! Woo! On to berries. My favorite has to be the Lum berry. Healing any status move is great, such as with Outrage. I think Shikijika is going to be a gimmick Pokemon like Cherrim was in DPP. Reusable TMs is probably going to replace HMs as a whole. My guess is that surf and the like will be TMs now, and will be erasable like normal. Needless to say, Gamefreak is coming up with more great ideas by the day!
  • CandiedJester - August 10, 2010 7:38 p.m.

    Not a big fan of some of the new pokemon designs....>>; except the little deer, that one's cute. I use berries once in a while. I don't really have a favorite, I never thought of that. Uhhhhh....I'll go with the regular old original berry then. x'3
  • Defguru7777 - August 10, 2010 5:40 p.m.

    I don't use berries. To me, they're pointless. And the news about TMs is good, but I want to hear something about HMs that'll make them less useless. The only good ones are Surf and Fly. The others just take up room in your team's move pool. And Gyarados is awesome. He was in my party in Emerald, I think.
  • ThatsWhatSheSaid - August 10, 2010 4:38 p.m.

    was thinking -- that the official mascot of Activision should be -- Miltank
  • thekeith82 - August 10, 2010 1:13 p.m.

    Wow, do people really not use berries? Salac is bloody essential to a few pokemon strategies (BellyZard, anyone?). Chesto/rest is handy in certain circumstances too, and the number of times an occa berry has saved my Scizor from horrible crispy death is crazy. Loving the news about reusable TMs, and the news that Sturdy is getting a buff is brilliant too (permanent focus sash via an ability? Oh hell yes). Looking forward to finding out some more of these non standard abilities for old pokes. Picking between Hydration and Water Absorb for Vaporeon is gonna be tricky. Hopefully poor old Flareon will get an ability that will actually make him useful. Black/White gets more exciting by the day.
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - August 10, 2010 11:48 a.m.

    berries are awesome, my favorite is the one (i don't remember the name) that i give to my metagross that makes an oponent's earth move weak for one turn, it keeps him alive so it can strike with meteor mash and the next turn with bullet punch
  • samgardner94 - August 10, 2010 10:45 a.m.

    I was thinking how are they going to make the third game with all of those version exclusives such as the white forest and black city which onw are they going to use or are they having an alternate dimension where you can choose which one you want to go in
  • Zack117 - August 10, 2010 9:09 a.m.

    I remember the only time I used an Action Replay for my Ruby version and using the have all berries code that it glitched up my whole game and i couldn't play it anymore. That was the first and last time I use an Action Replay.
  • LarzimusPrime - August 10, 2010 8:05 a.m.

    My Favourite Berry??? Gotta be the Razz Berry, purely cuz of its name... I dont really use Berries much and most of the time it Cheeses me off when others do when I is whupping there ass!!!
  • AnonymouZ - August 10, 2010 7:51 a.m.

    i'm not a magikarp, but that sound would definitely enrage me if i listened to it for more than 3 mins.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - August 10, 2010 4:44 a.m.

    Reusable TMs? Thank god, I might actually use them now.
  • jitteryjigglypuff - August 10, 2010 4:21 a.m.

    Great podcast. I just used gyarados to take down the elite four..he had awesome moves to take down seeing the new scans of pokemon from black and white. Pretty soon we'll know all of them seeing as the game is coming out next month. And I love berries, especially in gym leader battles...knowing that the pokemon have a backup item.
  • wilson24 - August 10, 2010 4:13 a.m.

    All this talk of Pokemon Snap is made me drive to my aunts and get my old n64 and Pokemon Snap back. I get to her basement and all I find is an n64 and Hey You, Pikachu with its microphone. Disappointment ensued.
  • xXSc3n3K1DMurd3r3rXx - August 10, 2010 3:10 a.m.

    this whole black and white project is gonna b a total mess of pokemon, diamond n' pearl were bad enough, might as will kill it with 2 more crappy pokemon games, my childhood died when these game were first anounced -__-
  • Tygerclaws - August 10, 2010 3:10 a.m.

    So far, I'm most interested in Denchura, the blue/yellow spider, just because it looks like a proper Bug-type. Also, anyone else think that Kibago is going to evolve into Ononokusu?

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