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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 17 highlights

More CoroCoro scans, tons of new Pokemon unveiledPokebeach has the lowdown on the latest Pokepapers. Which ones are your favorites?

Recent interviews with Masuda and Sugimori - We discuss what the developers at Game Freak have been saying about Pokemon Black & White.

Shiny Ponyta guy - We salute one of the most dedicated Pokemon players in the world. Perseverance pays off!

Featured Pokemon: Sableye - Finally this fan-favorite gets its day.

Question of the week: Which Black and White starter are you going to pick and why?

See you next week!


  • SkyDragonc5 - October 13, 2010 1:19 a.m.

    I am picking the water. I love water. I like not having more evolutions and having a fresh set. I am probably the only person who wants these to be separate from the current games. I got my second gen starters from Colosseum. Still my fav spin off. The only shiny pre DS I got was my Skarmory which was actually in a friends game who let me have it!
  • axelgarcia1 - September 19, 2010 4:16 a.m.

    im picking either the water or fire... i like the fire but the fighting thing is getting old
  • kwyjibo - September 18, 2010 8:15 p.m.

    Hey id like to tell you guys about my shiney pokemon. the first ever shiney i found was in either emerald or ruby, where i found a zigzagoon. i was just trying to level up and i found the zigzagoon, trouble is that shiney zigzagoon look exactly like normal ones. So i KOed it. I only realised after that it was shiney so i was upset. To make it worse that was the only time i had found a shiney after playing though all of the main games before it so i thought id never get one again. I tried to forget about it but i just couldnt so in the back of my mind everytime i played pokemon i always felt, "damn i want a shiney" and then 2 weeks later, i just stumbled upon one! through playing normally, and i didnt have to go through 25968 battles! a shiney machoke (which i could tell was shiney)! i was so happy that i got a legit shiney and it makes me think if god really does exist and sent me a shiney to make up for the other one.
  • Conversen - September 20, 2010 1:38 a.m.

    I was thinking the grass starter, but now I'm totally doing water!!! And because I'm so late at commenting, let me say that you inspired me to start a Nuzlocke Challenge.
  • jitteryjigglypuff - September 17, 2010 5:08 p.m.

    I think I'm going to pick the grass starter just because I really like his third evolution. Though I'm not too keen on his snobby look when you first get him. I think the water and fire ones are cuter at the start of the game but I don't really like their evolutions. But I guess I might change my mind when the game comes out..
  • atticusrisk - September 17, 2010 1:48 p.m.

    I'd have to go with either the grass or water. But I'd only pick water cause of it's last evolution. If it wasn't for that, then I'd go with grass all the way. Plus, I think the fire starter looks kinda lame...
  • Romination - September 17, 2010 4:59 a.m.

    That's totally just a Sum 41 viral ad. And also pathetic.
  • gallatincarhartt - September 16, 2010 2:58 a.m.

    Also . . . I think that Charizard should be the pokemon of the week, month, and contender for the year. He was one of the first heavy weights and completely awesome in my eyes. He is the reason that I got into pokemon to begin with. Also, i wanted to submit a correction from earlier on in the podcast several episodes ago. The podcasters were recalling seeing the first movie and the cards that were issued for attendance. You all thought there were 3, but actually there were 4. I have them all and greatly enjoy going back through my collection every now and then. I don't say this to be a snob or anything and it probably has already been said, just wanted to make sure. thanks.
  • gallatincarhartt - September 16, 2010 2:50 a.m.

    I need help with an Action Replay DSI for pokemon soulsilver. I can access the save screen and start up the game, but when i get to the title screen and select my save, it returns to the title screen again and doesn't apply any of the codes i selected. Doesn't work on platinum either. Do i have to have an sd card in the Action replay DSI cartridge?
  • Kingofthewoodlandrealm - September 15, 2010 11:18 p.m.

    @GamesRadarCarolynGudmundson - Ah i see, surprised i missed dat, i really lyk the show. But god damn ANOTHER fire/fighting dats alredi after putting me off Pokabu just because its been done so much!
  • noofer7 - September 15, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    I'm going with the water otter, his last form is absolutely kickass. I also like the grass snake, though. I was a bit disappointed by the fire pig, I was hoping he'd stay on all fours. Check, people, they have the last stages for all three!
  • GamesRadarCarolynGudmundson - September 14, 2010 9:01 p.m.

    @Kapuran - agreed 100%. i really wish they would have gone in the wild boar direction for pokabu, kind of like princess mononoke style. sighhh. And yeah, while the final forms aren't 100% confirmed, I'm pretty sure they're accurate. What sealed the deal for me was that Pokemon Peer interview ( ), one of the designers (oomura) describes Mijumaru's final evo as a samurai sea lion, which is a pretty accurate description of the questionable leaked image.
  • killerhi5 - September 14, 2010 7:52 p.m.

    i am defenitly picking the grass type because i am a dedicated grass type user (starters only) the only time i didnt pick a grass type was in ruby (blaziken) and platinum (empoleon)
  • Kapuran - September 14, 2010 5:44 p.m.

    @GamesRadarCarolynGudmundson Though I have long since accepted them as true... I can't help but hope that maybe they ARE fake, because I would really prefer something better for Pokabu's evolutions. Remember when this came out? ( ) Though pretty clearly fake, in my opinion, it gave me a lot of hope for Pokabu, which was later crushed with these "real" evolutions (quotation marks on the word real will stay for now, ju-u-ust in case). Although, even with those fake evolutions, Tsutaja's sort of wins out...
  • GamesRadarCarolynGudmundson - September 14, 2010 5:19 p.m.

    @Kingofthewoodlandrealm - we address this on the show actually - i'm satisfied with pokebeach's explanation that those pages came from a separate pamphlet insert that came with the issue, which explains the discrepancies that that image points out.
  • RushLight - September 14, 2010 3:05 p.m.

    Me want the grass starter, his pompous demeanor has grown on me.
  • samgardner94 - September 14, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    Why another fire/ fighting i was hoping for fire/dark
  • Kingofthewoodlandrealm - September 14, 2010 12:57 p.m.

    Your sure those leaked images of the second stages ar real?? Because check out this link i found on bulbapedia.
  • Fransinn - September 14, 2010 11:54 a.m.

    Broccoli Monkey FTW!!! >:3
  • daxhavrilak - September 14, 2010 11:33 a.m.

    I'm thinking the fire type (Baconator) only if it does not get the fire/fighting Type. if so then the grass (Smugleaf)

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