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Pokemon Monday 8 - High Link hijinks



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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 8 highlights

An Erik Belsaas appeared! - Please welcome our special guest this week, PC Gamer intern Erik Belsaas.  



New Pokemon revealed in CoroCoro scans - Wargle, Mushaana and Minezumi unveiled in latest issue, plus we finally get to see what Koromori looks like from the front.



More details on new Wi-Fi features - "Passing By" feature lets you connect somehow with nearby Pokemon B&W players, and High Link lets you take on missions. DSi functionality will also let you video chat with your friends (again, via PokeBeach).



This week's featured Pokemon: Meowth - Tyler Nagata writes a love letter to everyone's favorite non-Psychic talking Pokemon.

Question of the week: What Wi-Fi feature would you most like to see in Pokemon Black and White?

See you next week!

27 comments

  • SkyDragonc5 - August 13, 2010 2:41 a.m.

    I freaking love the new intro! Pure awesomeness. I liked my cards. That Charizard from 1st ed is on average $150. Still no near as high as some magic cards. That eagle does look pretty awesome. A T Hawk like Pokemon. lol I know you don't like the normal flying types but I will always train and love on on my team. I really like Musharna. It is decided I will train one! Minizumi looks like the new Biddof, just stronger. I like the idea of the 3 on 3, if they can do it right. I do like the strategy of the 2 on 2, so this can only be better. The way to close and leave it on was also in Metroid Prime Hunters to add local people. I still have not opened my Poke walker! I do like the idea of pokemon Quests, could give a reason to go back to places. I like the Idea of Black City and White forest. Like alternate realities! There was the forest city in Saphaire called Fortree that was just a city in the trees. I really want to be able to choose what my normal charter looks like in game. Like being able co change the clothes that your charter wears. A wi-fi feature I would like to see is a way to share your battling team online and have other people battle it! Meowth! That's Right! Go Pay-Day! That's such a cute story. Ghastly can speak English and he is Ghost. I love pickup and getting rare candys. I loved that part in the first pokemon pinball. Overtime again, not that I don't mind.
  • jitteryjigglypuff - July 19, 2010 2:55 a.m.

    I love meowth! Bulbapedia just posted an origin of species about him. I also collect pokemon cards...though I don't actually play the TCG. I just like the artwork and the idea of building a collection. I also hope that they send out unique pokemon through wifi like they did with jirachi. As far as I know the events in which pokemon are distributed at toys r us doesn't apply in Canada.
  • shyfonzie - July 18, 2010 6:04 p.m.

    I wish you could have a better online... Avatar? You always just choose psychic or black belt or school lass. I want a bigger field of choice to how I'm represented as an enemy.
  • protospasm - July 17, 2010 9:13 p.m.

    On the topic of the usefulness of voice chat (in the trade room), I used it to great effect in Pokemon Pearl. My friend and I went to college together and had later moved to seperate cities. I have a crappy cellphone, and we both had the requisite internet requirements. We used voice chat in lieu of phones and had it as a portable microphone for online gaming sessions. Very useful. Also, regarding the TV Meowth, Meowth learned human-language at the expense of pay-day... which is why Team Rocket is often times poor.
  • BoltActionRevolver - July 17, 2010 7:11 a.m.

    Why have we not brought light to the pokemon deseases. These inflict Pokemon everyday! [img]http://th09.deviantart.com/fs9/300W/i/2006/024/3/d/Pokemon___Eevee_with_Rabies_by_BlightedKujo.jpg[/img]
  • super0sonic - July 17, 2010 5:39 a.m.

    First Up an Intro song really makes the podcast!! Good work. Also remember those dumb GBA Carts that have 2 Ep’s of Pokemon on them? I have the cart with that meowth Ep on it!!
  • SoySauceHater - July 15, 2010 11:45 p.m.

    I actually WATCHED that episode with Meowth's talking backstory. I still have it on VHS...lmfao.
  • irishthunder - July 15, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    i think that minezumi, what was described as a "psychic chipmunk" in the podcast, might actually be a meerkat pokemon. Its classification is "lookout pokemon", and it seems to be looking out into the distance like it is on guard for something in in the picture released, like a meerkat looking out for its pack.
  • 8bitBaby - July 13, 2010 8:15 p.m.

    cool. just listened to pokemon monday. great one. this past week was definitely very exciting. (the update in the week was cool too) i would import the game, but i would be helpless. i like the idea of video chat with my friends that would be cool. i also collect pokemon cards at random, but i don't play the game. i have a question though, how much longer do you think they will keep the pokemon franchise going (game wise)? now that they have hit the colours black & white (and probably grey) where will they go next? i mean even with the gameplay... does pokemon really have longevity? it has been almost 15 years, do you guys think it will last another 15 or is this maybe the end? i don't want to see it end anytime soon personally, but... i just don't know.
  • garfunkling - July 13, 2010 8:09 p.m.

    i hope that cute little fuzzball guy with the batwings gets a cool evolution.
  • soren7550 - July 13, 2010 3:45 p.m.

    Ok, I'll admit, I like the giant eagle looking thing. (reminds me of a Digimon from Gen 2 I believe it was)
  • philipshaw - July 13, 2010 9:14 a.m.

    Gamesradar redesign and new Pokemon monday, this has to be the best monday ever
  • Ridgley - July 13, 2010 4:19 a.m.

    Love the new intro music.
  • nomnom52 - July 13, 2010 3:46 a.m.

    OMG! there's a theme song now! Cool! Wi-Fi feature I want to see is selecting more than one Pokemon to put on GTS. I really hate when I have to put multiple pokemon up for offer, but I have to put one up, wait for a trade, put next one up. wash, rinse, repeat.
  • thekeith82 - July 13, 2010 2:07 a.m.

    Nice new intro, guys. Very Hollywood ;) Few minor corrections for ya...Koromori isn't a cyclops, that thing with the heart is it's nose. It's eyes are thise little squiggles either side of the nose (blind as a bat, innit?). Muna/Musharna aren't based on an elephant or an anteater, but a Baku, a mythological Japanese creature that eats dreams. Baku are normally depicted as similar to Tapir, and have been the basis of pokemon before (Drowzee/Hypno). Last and leastly, gothiclolimon is the one who uses Magic Room. Greenblobthing has the ability Magic Guard (same as Clefable), which has led to some confusion in the translations, but has since been clarified. Anyway, enough of my complaining! Keep up the good work, folks!
  • WaffleLeech - July 13, 2010 1:16 a.m.

    I think that after you beat the main game, you should be able to invite your friends into the game like Dragon Quest IX. I think that would be pretty cool, maybe have some specific legendaries that can only be found by solving co-op puzzles, maybe a double battle with you and a friend against two wild legendaries.
  • dabomb52295 - July 13, 2010 12:35 a.m.

    wow purple_omlet i am with you i collected the cards and just started playing. I personally have the charzard they were talking about i have one and it goes for around $75 and $125. And i want for wifi when trading on gts seeing if their moves.
  • LizarDAZZLE - July 13, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    In b4 [I hear] jokes about Meowth's penis-hands. yay! pokemonday! reCAPTCHA: exhaust system. wow, an intelligible captcha?
  • samgardner94 - July 13, 2010 12:29 a.m.

    I think that if People can talk through microphones to each other while battling that would be pretty cool
  • Ultimadrago - July 13, 2010 12:24 a.m.

    Hey "hawkish" Pokemon, It is called Digimon.

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