Pokemon Monday 46 - Bloodsport

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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 46 highlights

Super Pokemon Scramble announced in Japan - The 3DS sequel to WiiWare's Pokemon Rumble, Super Pokemon Scramble has been announced in Japan and there's no reason to expect it won't come out elsewhere too.

3D Pokedex - Have you downloaded this free 3DS eShop item yet? 

Pokemon figures in McDonald's happy meals - We conspire about how to procure all eight figures without actually ingesting the accompanying foodstuffs.

Awesome 3rd grader wins victory for Pokemon fans at his school - When his school banned Pokemon trading cards on campus, Lucas wrote a well-worded letter that convinced teacher to reverse their decision. 

Pokemon of the week: Scolipede - Don't let Scolipede's type weaknesses fool you - this poisonous powerhouse makes up for its typing with scary speed and plenty of great STAB options.

Question of the week: Have you played every Pokemon generation? If not, which did you skip?

See you next week!

Jun 20, 2011


  • tbelz99 - August 8, 2011 7:11 a.m.

    I've never actually had a gen 1 or 2 pokemon game My first was fire red and I've had every game since
  • BackwaterRifle - July 12, 2011 2:45 a.m.

    I guess with no pokemon monday 47 today I might as well post a comment, since I haven't already. I only have skipped the originals, but got to play them in the 3rd gen. Now this is not part of the QOTW, but since a few have posted it I might give my argument for the weakest entries into the series. It would have to be a tie between 2nd and 4th, as I find myself trying to get into Sinnoh and Johto constantly, and mabey get to the 3rd gym and I just cant play it anymore, because it's so boring. It's also interesting that these generations are also the ones who introduced the least amount of pokemon. Also PM me for battles.
  • MrDuracraft - July 7, 2011 7:24 p.m.

    Oh, and I got Pokemon Yellow when I was like 5 or 6, so I'm on the younger side of those who have owned the original games
  • MrDuracraft - July 5, 2011 2:13 a.m.

    (I had no idea this was posted) I have totally played each generation. My first console/game was a Gameboy Color and Pokemon Yellow. I have played: Red Yellow Silver Gold Crystal Sapphire Emerald Diamond Black (will be getting the 3rd game) 4th gen is really my least favorite
  • AllPokemon101 - July 2, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    I got interested in pokemon when diamond and pearl came out. These are the games I have played: Sapphire Emerald Diamond Fire Red Platinum Heart Gold White
  • Butters130 - July 1, 2011 8:54 a.m.

    played every generation but surprisingly enough, not many kids at my college or hometown have black or white, is it worth it to buy white to fill out my pokedex?
  • happymasksalesman - June 30, 2011 6:16 a.m.

    Long answer: I'm really into older video games. I never had an SNES as a kid, so playing SNES games nowadays, I always feel like I'm looking into the window of someone else's childhood nostalgia. I did however own a an N64 and a Gameboy Color, along with Pokemon Red. For whatever reason, my grandma didn't let me open the gameboy or the game for what feels like an eternity now (though it was probably just a week or so) but my brother and I pored through the guidebook, becoming acutely familiar with the walkthrough before ever turning on the game. I eventually played it, and loved it. It's one of the only games that I cherished as I child that I still think is an amazing game. I played Gold after that (my favorite), and Ruby (even though I only got the chance to play through it once before losing it, and I am now playing Pearl and HeartGold. I would buy Black or White if I could afford it right now.
  • shortycaptain - June 29, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    I've played from the start. Red, silver, ruby, fire red, diamond, platinum, soul silver and finally black. Problem was, when i first started playing, i had the reading skills of a first grader (probably because i was a first grader) and so i couldn't read the word "save" on the menu. i played the beginning piece from pallet town to Viridian city in Red Version so many times... As for the card game, when i was in third grade, i found one of those super-special foil Charizards in a little plastic protector along with a foil Venusaur and rainbow energy under my coat hook at school. i asked the people around me if they were theirs and they said no, so i kept them. I still have those cards too :P
  • Bantha_Fodder - June 29, 2011 2:39 a.m.

    I've played every gen except for the first, ironically. Silver was my first video game EVER. and on the Smash Bros. subject, I'd really really like to see Scrafty in the next Smash Bros. however, I'm sure that we'll end up with Zoruark, which kinda sucks...
  • huntco3 - June 27, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    I missed red/blue I was too young and I got into the anime and didn't know there was games so my first game was fire red and I have played every game since then but I never played through johto. Not the original or the remakes.I need to play through soul silver
  • KingJason - June 26, 2011 3:21 a.m.

    I just played from the 3rd gen on.
  • Bulbamage - June 22, 2011 6:22 p.m.

    I've been with pokemon since Red and Blue and have played every main game except crystal. I also wanted to mention Amoonguss as far as it's popularity in the tournament's since Caroline was asking. It's the only 5th gen pokemon to be able to use spore but it's also pretty effective in a doubles trick room team as one of the leads since it can use rage powder to take hits for the trick roomer and if it manages to survive will be able to go before the opponent in most cases and use spore... That's my strategy for it anyway. It's not really that great but has a little bit of bulk to take the hits and a few utility moves to support and annoy.
  • Entreri10 - June 22, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    Great to see Pokemon Monday back, I've play every core pokemon game and special edition (yellow/crystal/etc.) for each generation. Looking back the only one I would have minded skipping was the 3rd gen (R/S/E) because except for the legendaries it was easily the weakest generation.
  • Tyranizard - June 22, 2011 12:14 a.m.

    Ive played every generation. Started with Gen. 2 though and then fell back. Gen. 3 was my favorite. This pokeDex 3D thing doesn't look all that interesting to me. I'll wait for either a third version of B&W or another remake (hopefully of R/S/E).
  • Calicard - June 21, 2011 9:54 p.m.

    Every generation. Since the beginning. When I played Blue for the first time I didnt even know what to do! I circled Pallet Town nonstop until my brother made me realize I could walk into the grass. And then later on I thought my Gameboy was broken because it kept flashing and making weird noises. Turns out that was because my Squirtle was poisoned. (I was young.) But yes. I get every generation. It's a curse, and I love it.
  • ludicololvr - June 21, 2011 8:11 p.m.

    I've played: Blue Silver Crystal Sapphire Emerald Pearl Heart Gold White
  • garfunkling - June 21, 2011 5:58 p.m.

    I'm cool with every other week. Seems like pokemon news has been slim pickin's since black/white came out anyway. Also the only "gen" i skipped is fire red/ leaf green if you consider that a gen. However if you're meaning the more general gen's the only one i couldn't really get into was diamond and pearl. That's not to say i didn't try but it didn't really grab me like other iterations in the series had.
  • philipshaw - June 21, 2011 3:06 p.m.

    I think I skipped the Pokemon games on GBA but I have played every other game from each gen
  • SexyGnome - June 21, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    I skipped soulsilver heratgold firered greenleaf nintendo 64 wii and gamecube ones. my first game was pokemon blue
  • NearNRiver - June 21, 2011 8:22 a.m.

    Hey Guys! Thanks for another great podcast! I just wanted to tell you that when I was in the 3rd grade or so, so around 10 years ago now, Pokémon cards were banded at my school because there were incidents of stealing cards, kids being pressured into trades, and kids losing cards that they valued a lot. This might still be a problem in schools today! Needless to say, when they were banded at school, this marked the downward trend in my interest in the cards.

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