Pokemon Monday 9 - Pokescandal!

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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 9 highlights

The mysterious villain N - He sounds like a sympathetic character, but what crazy stunt is he going to pull in B&W? And who is he really? We make our predictions 

World of Dreams - Catch non-Isshu Pokemon via World of Dreams browser game and download them to your B&W game cartridge. Glorified PokeWalker or super awesome new feature?

Pokebeach scandal - Apparently it's OK to leak magazine articles before they hit newsstands, but taking photos in a movie theater is a pretty serious crime in Japan 

Pokemon of the week - Wobbuffet, totally cheap or totally awesome? We say both

Question of the week GIVEAWAY: Which version, HeartGold or SoulSilver, has the best exclusive Pokemon and why? (We're not just talking about the cover legendaries, but all exclusive Pokemon.) We'll pick two winners, one who answers with the best case for HG and one who represents for SS, and each will receive a skin for his or her preferred version. These skins fit the DS Lite-sized DS/DSi. Submit your answer in the comments below!

See you next week!


  • SkyDragonc5 - August 13, 2010 3:24 a.m.

    That villain has an interesting premise. But pokemon like to fight... I do like the idea of two main rivals rather than one. I do think the city looks really cool. I just wonder if there is pokemon in the White Forest what kinds would be in the City? If I were to design a City it would be Black City. I hope the dram browser game will be good, but not integral; to the games. I don't want it to be the full game on the net. The DS will only work with WEP. Both my routers are on that for one reason. I like that over the friend code system, makes it way easier. I really liked the record mixer with the secret bases in Sapphire and Ruby, Did that with all my friends. I agree with you that taking pics in the theater would not be as bad as the magazine scans. Wobufet vs. Wobufet. Not as bad as Dito vs. Dito. I find it weird that he was based off a comedian. I love that female wobufets have lipstick. I love playing Smash bros with only pokeballs. My Fav for version exclusives is Silver because you get Ninetales, which is beautiful and the all cool Skarmory. Thanks for the entertaining show as always!
  • MuleVariant - August 7, 2010 3:35 a.m.

    this is a weird show for me. i have no interest in pokemon, but i had to listen to it because this weeks tdar described it as a disastrous apearance for cantista. but it ended up feeling like hanging out with my wife and her friends. which i generaly enjoy.
  • Larinah - July 28, 2010 3:52 a.m.

    It's hard to tell which is better. I mean, HG has Gligar which evolves into Gliscor, which is a sweet physical wall, while SS has Skarmory, which is another sweet physical wall. The other version exclusives are all pretty bad, with of course the exception of Groudon and Kyogre =D. I'd still have to say though, I like HG a lot better due to one fact... Ho-Oh. He's absolutely awesome looking, extremely powerful, and he's the only pokemon I can recall who's based around a classical Japanese styling. So yeah, HG!
  • Giratina2468 - July 28, 2010 3:03 a.m.

  • Giratina2468 - July 28, 2010 3:02 a.m.

    i do have soul siver but heart gold has better exclusives than soul siver u have to admit it u know. So if i ever win this competition whoever owns this website better give me a soul siver dsi wrao thingy.It's just my opininon heart gold has better exclusives but i am still a faithful siver boy.
  • Giratina2468 - July 28, 2010 2:55 a.m.

    i think heart gold is has the best exclusive pokemon because it has a more variety and more exclusive pokemon. Soul silver exclusives are great but it doesn't have variety in types. Heart gold's exclusives in the other hand have more variety in terms of types.Plus heart gold's exclusive pokemon has high stats compared to soul siver's take example growlithe and vulpix growlithe has a maximum of 314 points in attack while vulpix only has 280 in it's maximum attack.
  • e.schultzy27 - July 27, 2010 6:02 a.m.

    SoulSilver hands down has the best exclusives. Vulpix and Ninetails almost make it the best already. Then there's meowth and Persian. Who would want Mankey and Primeape over them. Then you need to look at the ancient pokemon. Kabuto and Kabutops are more appealing then Omantye and Omastar. Delibird and Skarmory are badass. And Groudon is a better legendary the Kyogre.
  • HunterX - July 27, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    HeartGold had more exclusive Pokemon from the Sinnoh an Hoenn region
  • sonicmega - July 27, 2010 1:05 a.m.

    I really can't hold a very strong opinion quite yet, as my HeartGold only recently arrived after I realized that I never really left the spirit of Pokemon behind, and frankly, I got that version because it was 1) The version I bought as a kid back when they were first released, and 2) the opposite of the popular grab (So many people already had Silver, so why not help give them a little competition on the representative battle front?) I notice a lot of people tend to use stats and movesets/type matchups when talking about which version they prefer, but that part doesn't really matter to me - if you truly utilize the group trading system that Pokemon encourages, there's no reason to fret about "missing out" on a battle-prepped pokemon species because SOMEONE will always have one up for grabs.
  • Sensationo - July 27, 2010 12:41 a.m.

    Soul Silver because of Groudon, nothing like a cool looking ground pokemon.
  • Nannooskeeska - July 27, 2010 12:34 a.m.

    I think Heartgold has better exclusive Pokemon, mostly because of Kyogre. I've never been a big fan of Groudon, so I prefer having Kyogre, but there are also other great exclusive Pokemon like Mankey/Primeape, Growlithe/Arcanine, Omanyte/Omastar (better than Kabuto/Kabutops, in my opinion), Phanpy/Donphan, Sableye, and Gliscor. All of these are Pokemon that I'v been using since Gen 2, or Gen 3, in some cases. That's my little rant thing... Also, I figure that Heartgold is less popular, so it's a win-win for me. I get my preference, AND I get the more valuable Pokemon ^_^! reCAPTCHA: theory enchant
  • Caludra - July 26, 2010 11:09 p.m.

    HeartGold has one of my favourties, Kyogre. Water > Ground. Sableye is like Spiritomb, Ghost/Dark type and faster. Arcanine is a better fighter than Ninetails. Spiders > Ladybugs.
  • bagonfire - July 26, 2010 10:46 p.m.

    soulsiliver because LUGIA IS AWESOME WOOOOOOOOOO
  • jitteryjigglypuff - July 25, 2010 4:41 a.m.

    I remember looking up pokemon exclusives before pre ordering my game and I chose HG...but now looking at it again I wish I would have chosen SS...Meowth is one of my favourite pokemon (based on the anime), Vulpix and Teddiursa are super cute, and both Mawile and Meowth can trace their origin to Japanese folklore.
  • ShinyRob - July 23, 2010 3:37 a.m.

    SoulSilver has the best exclusive because Teddiursa and Ursaring are way cooler than some lame-o elephants!
  • Walrus2159 - July 22, 2010 10:52 p.m.

    Soul silver has better pokemon hands and feet down because both the silver legendary and regular pokemon beat golds, Lugia beats Ho-oh always, Silver has Vulpix and Ninetales which is adorable and a fiery force to be reckoned with. Meyoth and persian, a sultry duo which only the best of trainers train to class up the place. Ledyba starts out cute but evolves to a power ranger esque Ledian and who doesn't love that. Teddiursa, 2 words, teddy bear, I think we have a winner and Ursaring, who hasn't always wanted a bear. Good ol Delibird, delivering presents to all the good pokemon, how can you resist one of the cutest bird pokemon around. Want a fierce flying steel bird of death than look no further that Skarmory! Only the most deadly bird ever to stalk the skies! Bette look out for Mawile what may look like an un suspecting mouth actually holds an even more cunning mastermind! If your in the mood for some poison users then may haps Gulpin and Swalot are just up your ally. Gaze in winder at there soul wrenching gazes as they melt hearts as easily as steel doors with their vicious poison attacks! And last but not least, Groudon, master of all that is lava and stone, wielder of the earth, painter of the stones and shaper of all that lies beneath your feet. Look down beneath the depths of the mountains and cavernous tunnels that Groudan hath formed with his mighty powers of pure awesomeness! I think I have made my case quite clear in which game is the greater, Soul silver, we tip our hats to you. *tip hat*
  • StrawHatLuffy - July 22, 2010 11:33 a.m.

    It has to be Silver since Vulpix is the sh*t cause Brock owned one and he was the sh*t
  • SnorlaxPWNS - July 22, 2010 4:38 a.m.

    Whats up with that rubix cube looking thing on N's belt?
  • SnorlaxPWNS - July 21, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    in my opinion Heartgold has way better pokemon becasue you have claydol versus swalot and anyday i would pick claydol You also have the differences between Legendarys where Kyogre beats groudon and when i started playing pokemon i started with sapphire and i always chose water types from there (except if they had a cool fire type like typhlosion. For the fossil pokemon you have cradily and armaldo and I think that the chose would be obvius.
  • V13Dragongal - July 21, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    I say SoulSilver. Lugia has better stats than Ho-Oh. Growlithe had a possibility of getting the ability Intimidate as opposed to Flash Fire which Vulpix gets automatically. Plus Ninetails can live for 1,000 years. Arcanine, not so long. Meowth is more popular than Mankey, and the big cat Persain is much cooler than the over grown monkey Primape. Sableye is good, but I'd rather have on of the only two pure steel types Mawile. Phanpy and Donphan could be beaten by a Skarmory with the right moves. Gligar and Delibird are hard to compare, but Delibird is much cuter. Ladyba is bug/flying and Spinark is bug/poison. Flying would be better because ground moves would be worthless, and what about people who fear spiders? A ladybug is much nicer anyway. Tediursa is very cute and Ursaring is one of the strongest normal types, and Mantine is just another poke. Lastly Groudon could kill Kyogre with an earthquake, and because Groudon is not a fire type so Kyogre wouldn't have a chance. See why SoulSilver wins?

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