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Pokemon Monday 36 - Can't Stop (Catchin' 'Em All)



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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 36 highlights


Pokemon Black and White are out - Michael and Henry weigh in on their playthroughs so far. Which Pokemon are their early favorites?



Our Pokedex and main story walkthrough are up - Please check them out for your Pokemon needs.

"Can't Stop (Catchin' 'Em All)" by The Presidents of the United States of America - The latest Pokemon song makes us feel nostalgic for the old Pokerap. You can download the full track here.

OverClocked ReMix presents Pokemon: The Missingno Tracks - We love OCR at GR, and this is exactly why.


Above: Bonus track!! Pokemon Combat is a TCG fan classic

Pokemon of the week: Escavalier - Michael presents a heartfelt ode to this new armored bug.

Question of the week: What do you think of Pokemon Black/White so far?

See you next week!

37 comments

  • SkyDragonc5 - July 26, 2011 10:16 p.m.

    I was too busy playing these games and with school. Time to catch up! I got a good number of Celbis. I restated a Gold version 4 times while in the store to get more. Glad I listened to this later. Spoilers Galore! The unique dual typings are awesome. This gen is really innovative.
  • MexicAntista - March 12, 2011 2:50 p.m.

    So far....I love it! I like that it's almost like a new beginning. New lands, new gyms, new story and most of all new Pokemon. On a different note, I must thank everyone at Pokemon Monday for getting me back into Pokemon. I was huge into it back when it was just Red/Blue. I stopped playing after Heart/Silver because I got disinterested in it. Everything felt kind of the same I suppose. I tried getting back into it with Diamond or Pearl. I can't remember. That's how unmoved I was by it. But, when I saw there was a Pokemon podcast I decided to give it a shot. Since I like Talkradar so much, why not try Pokemon Monday. Well I'm glad I did. Hearing you all excitedly discuss Pokemon and Black/White peeked my interest. I am now playing the Black version and am loving it. Thank you Pokemon Monday. I owe you one. Also, thank you for the guides and Pokedex, etc. I don't depend on them, but they're nice to look at if I am stuck or need help. Great work. Keep it up.
  • KrEid - March 11, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    @wharcraff Apparently they have a new feature on the wifi distributions that stops them becoming shiny unless they're intended to be. I haven't heard anything about Reshiram and Zekrom though, but there's probably people restarting over and over to try it :P
  • TrainerTyson - March 10, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    I really enjoy Pokemon Mondays! Good job on the show guys! Its nice to listen to a good, well edjucated Podcast about my most favorite series! Best Podcast that is specific to Pokemon for sure! Only thing I would like to see is more on battle strategy, as I consider myself a very competitive battler. Other than that, great show!
  • wharcraff - March 10, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    Got The game(Black) and the Liberty Pass. Now I'm hearing things about not being able to get a shiny Victini, Reshiram and Zekrom in these games. Is there any truth to this? And if there is, could you find out the reason behind this. Seems a little strange that a company who allowed players to legitimately capture Shiny legendaries since Gold and Silver would pull such a maneuver. I'd like some light shed on this. Thank you.
  • biscuitsandtim - March 9, 2011 4:43 a.m.

    really enjoying white so far. but in screwing around with C-Gear i tried game-sync and without really thinking about it synced my ds and game. so does this mean when i get 3ds i'm gonna have to swap to my old ds every time i want to sync or is it switchable?
  • tbelz99 - March 8, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    I'm loving pok`emon White right now. Only at the 5th gym but I'm really liking how the story is progressing
  • KrEid - March 8, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    over 50 damn hours of gameplay in already :| Victini is my new fave legendary ;3 Also, the youtube vid with the songs was awesome :D
  • KrEid - March 8, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    over 50 damn hours of gameplay in already :| Victini is my new fave legendary ;3 Also, the youtube vid with the songs was awesome :D
  • rpadTVbsuKenyan5000 - March 8, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    @codystovall I also really like how they combined the poke marts and poke centers. The PC system in HG/SS allowed you to move multiple pokemon from your party to your PC and vice versa quickly because of how the screen kept the party box open as you moved back and forth. Now in B/W it is so much slower because your party box closes after each move.
  • Kicko333 - March 8, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    ohhh stop whining about playing games for a living. i gotta sit at a desk and process hundreds of tax returns every day. its the most boring job and you guys got it made. sorry i listen to the podcast at work so im always pissed at work
  • codystovall - March 8, 2011 7:59 a.m.

    @rpadTVbsuKenyan5000 hg/ss's pc system sucked, i miss diamond and pearls where i could move a lotta pokemon at once. also my favorite things are the combined mart/center least fav-like henry said the encounter rate, especially in caves, and the rampant dialogue. i like cheren...because im like him, i mean what is the point unless getting stronger, u gotta beat N.U gotta beat the elite 4. The funniest moment was when N invited me to the ferris wheel and then became all serious, wtf.
  • codystovall - March 8, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    I caught a shiny swadloon to my surprise, in that forest before celestia city. Was not expecting that. The after evolving a herdier i realized he didnt have intimidate so i sacked him and trained a new one. made the water monkey my hm slave. and now im lookin for zekrom. wtf are these shadow ninjas working for ghetsis!?! and why do i bump into cheren/bianca in every city. but yeah i like it.right now i have serperior, stoutland, and workin on the electric spider/the candle/polar bear crotch so yeah im still workin on my team- i would like a fossil or that fire moth
  • rpadTVbsuKenyan5000 - March 8, 2011 6:59 a.m.

    OH NO!! I almost completely forgot about Pokemon Monday today because I was so caught up in playing my Black version!! I've logged about 26 hours so far since picking it up at 9am EST on Sunday. So by 9am Tuesday I will have spent more than half my time in 48 hours playing Pokemon Black. I am loving the game so far, but I am pretty mad about how the PC boxes work in this one. It was perfect in HG/SS, worked so smoothly, and then they changed some things and it is really annoying to move Pokemon around in my PC again. Also, I need a lot more space than I have so far if I am going to keep up my IV breeding in the 5th gen. I'm hoping that the storage space changes after my Pokedex is upgraded, and that there is another stat checker in this one. My IV breeding will go back to being a major pain in the a$$ if there isn't one this gen. Regardless, I will probably be keeping my perfect dittos on HG for the time being and only move up my gen. 1-4 that have been IV bred and EV trained so far.
  • tgaffs001 - March 8, 2011 4:24 a.m.

    i was a little bored with black up until I beat the 3rd gym. Now im lovin it!
  • Robusken - March 8, 2011 3:45 a.m.

    Really loving it so far! My only complaint is that we only have 1 DS in this family so me and my bro constantly bicker over who gets to play and when. So far hes farther than me only because he sacrificed his precious sleep to get ahead.
  • jpbr139 - March 8, 2011 3:05 a.m.

    I got my Black version on Saturday and I'm lovin' it
  • yoshi1001 - March 8, 2011 2:42 a.m.

    Pokemon TFM is a really good album. I actually did an experiment a few months ago by trying to find songs released around the same time by the same artists that could have been used that might be better than what was on the album. The only real winner I could find was "Stronger" by Britney Spears (the album might have made it to triple platinum had that been used). By the way, it was Aaron Carter, not Nick on (Have Some) Fun With the Funk. Also, don't forget that "Lullaby" song by Willa For-I mean Mandah. Sadly, very little of the album is on iTunes.
  • MrDuracraft - March 8, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    Sorry for the DP but I forgot to say something about a very small thing that made just made me love the game more. In Accumula Town, you can go into a house to get the people in it to play their instruments (piano and drums), and it changes the town's music even when you leave. Just that small touch was so cool to me for some reason (helps that it made the town music a lot better).
  • chewbaca777 - March 8, 2011 2:05 a.m.

    oh my god that pokemon of the week is awesome! i love good bug types and scissor is my favorite pokemon so this guy will certainly be on my team. but i still dont have it yet...come on amazon ship faster!

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