Pokemon Monday 18 - Black and White are here!

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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 18 highlights

Pokemon Black and White are here - We just got our copies of B&W this morning. We give our first impressions and discuss what you can expect for our upcoming B&W coverage. 

Pokebeach and Serebii hit with cease and desist notices - Nintendo of America asked that these fansites remove images of B&W Pokemon. We weigh in on the international nature of the internet and what that means for game companies trying to control the flow of information.

Pokemon of the week: Charizard - Although his tail is a serious weakness, we decree this Fire/Flying Pokemon to be the best final evolution among the Fire-type starters.

Question of the week: Are you worried about seeing Pokemon Black and White spoilers from the Japanese version before the US/EU versions of the game release in Spring 2011?

See you next week!


  • SkyDragonc5 - October 13, 2010 1:58 a.m.

    Glad to hear you got the import. Will be interesting to hear about the changes. I loved minitch cap. Played it on my new DS. I like your complaints on young people. lol Charizard has the same cry as ryhorn! Never noticed that! We are all kids at heart who play pokemon.
  • condemnedsoul666 - September 29, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    Oh and Kapuran Shiny Charizard is the best if anyone disagrees we will set ours on them
  • condemnedsoul666 - September 29, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    sorry if this annoys u
  • condemnedsoul666 - September 29, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    come on who wouldn't agree
  • condemnedsoul666 - September 29, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    also the dragon guy from mystical ninja should be there
  • condemnedsoul666 - September 29, 2010 7:03 p.m.

  • condemnedsoul666 - September 29, 2010 7:01 p.m.

    pokemon, legend of zelda and final fantasy are the best. the ultimate dragon team would be charizard, dodongo and bahamut. their trainer shall be chuck norris
  • tichtat - September 27, 2010 10:59 a.m.

    Can't wait to kick crusader-PETA ass with daikenki and sazando.
  • dontshootthereviewer - September 25, 2010 5:26 a.m.

    I dont really mind the story getting spoiled (because it doesnt really have a big story normally) but i'd rather not see pictures of all the new pokemon. The surprize of seeing a new one is a fun part of the game to me.
  • elpurplemonkey - September 22, 2010 6:46 a.m.

    I love it when T-Nag and Hank are on together. Those two with Carolyn have great chemistry. In a perfect world it would be them with Mike Grimm though. Also I rather like the box art for the black version. One thing unrelated to the games- you don't have the pokemon tag on this episode or the last one, it makes it a lot tougher to find. I had to use google to find ep 17. But I digress- keep up the good work!
  • philipshaw - September 21, 2010 11:29 p.m.

    Don't think I can avoid spoilers for this so I don't care about story too much
  • maydae503 - September 21, 2010 9:20 p.m.

    has anyone else noticed that bulbapedia isn't working today?
  • Romination - September 21, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    I just wante to see the pokemon, but there's nothing else for me to wonder about, assuredly.
  • Silverwisp - September 21, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    I think most of the new designs are ugly. You can tell which ones were designed by Satoshi Tajiri and which were designed by the staff. The ice cream cone is by far the worst. And what is with all the fighting types? 16? Really?
  • Kapuran - September 21, 2010 6:43 p.m.

    Sorry for posting yet again, just wanted to correct myself from my second post, I said "fighting trio" earlier when I was complaining about the three guys who are almost identical except for color, but that was a mistake (the fighting trio, who unlock the fourth, are all actually kind of cool). The guys I'm talking about all share the flying trait. Numbers 641, 642, and 645. Those are the ones I meant to complain about; really dislike them. Even moreso because of that peculiar gap in their national dex numbers. Anyway, just wanted to correct myself there.
  • killorabbit - September 21, 2010 2:33 p.m.

    Pokemon Monday actually has me more excited about Black/White than I was about Reach.
  • crazyer - September 21, 2010 2:20 p.m.

    i just been meaning to say this but i keep hearing how shiny pokemon are so hard to find but when i played emerald i got 2 shiny tentacools and a shiny mareep by chance. oh and shinx should be pokemon of the week.
  • lincc289 - September 21, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    go!go! About you, fashionable tide Story will start from here!
  • Fransinn - September 21, 2010 11:59 a.m.

    Aww... this is gonna be the final episode of Pokémon monday I'm gonna watch for a while. :C because I don't wanna be spoiled for Black & White. unless you don't talk about Black & White(wich, sadly, I don't think so). anyways... I'm just here to say that BROCCOLI MONKEY WAS MY IDEA!! >.<
  • SumthingStupid - September 21, 2010 11:05 a.m.

    i don't care about spoilers, aren't all pokemon games the same

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