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Pokemon Monday - Black & White rumor roundup



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Welcome to Pokemon Monday, GamesRadar's new 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 5 highlights




Latest Pokemon Black & White info -  We discuss the possiblities of Black & White's internet functionality, as well as ponder its apparent semi-bilingualness.



Juicy B&W rumors - Fact or fiction? A dubious fanart image of "Minotauros" casts doubt on an otherwise credible source, who claims to have insider info on B&W. We weigh in on the likelihood of each rumor.



E3 roundup - We gloss over PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure and express our unanimous distaste for the Pokemon Ranger series.

New gameplay videos revealed on Pokemon Sunday - We said we'd post the video, and here it is:



Question of the week: Which Pokemon do you think is most under appreciated and why?

See you next week!

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52 comments

  • 990alexander - August 22, 2010 5:57 p.m.

    there is a great possibility that on the map to the isshu region the airport is just the way to theelite four because always in pokemon games the make a cave or mountain that you have to get through to actually battle the elite 4
  • SkyDragonc5 - July 5, 2010 5:25 a.m.

    I don't know If I feel comfortable uploading my save file. If it is still permanently on the pack it is ok though. Munda from an old game? Have they had everything made ahead of time? It's a cool idea. A weather overhaul would be good. I like using it as a battle strategy. People often forget about it. There are already items that affect weather. The rocks in Diamond and Pearl that make the moves last longer than 5 turns. I would like the weather to change naturally in the environment as you move around the region. I do like the moving plot a bit as an idea. I am still hoping Black and White are on the 3DS, other wise it will be the first time we have three series's on one console. I hate pokemon Ranger too. I wanted to get manaphy but I couldn't bring myself up to it. I prefer the traditional pokemon RPG, and the Colosseum and XD series. What I did with the flashy Pichu's given out was I evolved one into Pickachu and one into Riachu! Also Riachu is slightly more powerful than Pickachu in All Stats by 1/5 bar according to the Ultimate National Pokedex.My unappreciated Pokemon is Shedinja, people laugh at the 1 HP but if you know how to use him you are literally unbeatable. Sorry for the late comment been busy.
  • GameManiac - June 28, 2010 4:36 p.m.

    And I'm guaranteed to hear criticism for Generation V Pokemon.
  • GameManiac - June 28, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    I believe that the newer generations of Pokemon are underrated because people keep criticizing the newer Pokemon and it's beginning to piss me off. Also, when references to them are made, most people recognize only a few of them, such as Lucario from generation IV.
  • cj16bit - June 26, 2010 3:05 a.m.

    Episode 5 wasnt on itunes for some reason
  • Conman93 - June 24, 2010 11:41 p.m.

    I would have to say Torkoal. I've come across a few online and they were a real challenge! I'm pretty sure it has a impressive defense stat, but I could be wrong Also, I wonder what the black and white battle theme will be like? I loved Diamond and Pearls one!
  • frogfromchronotriggerisactuallyjesus - June 24, 2010 10:09 p.m.

    why is this still not on iTunes?
  • Crabhand - June 23, 2010 9:26 p.m.

    I would say Shedinja. If you are against an opponent with poor type coverage, it is nearly invincible. Not to mention any random Joe wouldn't know how to obtain one without looking it up, so they are rare to see on a team for that reason. It also has a decent attack stat, so it relies entirely on it's ability to survive.
  • SumthingStupid - June 23, 2010 6:59 p.m.

    I'd say starmie between people i talk about pokemon they never mention her, also like the pokemon you have to trade to evolve like gengar and alakazam
  • cj16bit - June 23, 2010 4:41 a.m.

    Another awesomeness podcast
  • StriderHoang - June 23, 2010 4:32 a.m.

    Underappreciated? I like Cloyster for having REALLY high defense plus having standard wall tactics moves like spikes, toxic spikes, and self-destruct.
  • Claymore17 - June 23, 2010 3:37 a.m.

    i think it's underestimated because of the cute pokemon honestly. pikachu is the "poster child" of pokemon and because of it people think it's a baby game. They don't know the total BA pokemon like arcanine, so they write it off. keep it up guys, I really enjoy they cast.
  • purple_omlet - June 23, 2010 2:31 a.m.

    Psyduck has to be the most underappreciated pokemon of all time. my friend actually was pissed off that it is my favorite pokemon. he EV trains and thinks that pokemon are only good when they are strong. i love psyduck because it's cute and it can be strong.
  • Phazon117 - June 22, 2010 5 p.m.

    Lapras is way underrated. Besides his appearances in the anime, Lapras has been way left out!
  • theemporer - June 22, 2010 4:05 p.m.

    I have 3 Pichu in HG. (Spiky/Pikachu/reg.) Pikachu was hard to get in that game though.
  • Megalurch - June 22, 2010 1:24 p.m.

    Ditto may not look it but he is definetly underapreciated.He is the sex slave of the games and only has one horrible move.
  • secretsearcher - June 22, 2010 11:37 a.m.

    Most underappreciated Poke'mon? Believe it or not, I would say that it's Pikachu. Sure he gets one of the starring roles in the series, and Ash's Pikachu is certainly very strong (since Ash and Red are practically the same person, Ash's Pickachu is probably Lv 80 or better). And sure he gets practically his own game, Poke'mon Yellow. However, for all the attention Pikachu seems to get, nobody, and I mean NOBODY, actually trains Pikachus in the games. When I told people that I had a Raichu in my final line up, they gave me this look that said "there are so many better electric types out there". And for the most part, they're right. Ampharos, Magneton, Luxray, etc. are certainly fantaastic Poke'mon in their own right. However, Pikachu and Raichu can hold their own even at the competition level, I think. A fully trained Raichu has great Speed, and fantastic Special Attack, a deadly combination that can make short work of most Poke'mon. It's what I think of as the "Roserade principle". Hit them hard, and fast, and your defense stats don't seem quite as important. So yeah, though Pikachu has received plenty of official recognition, his usefulness as an actual Poke'mon is sorely overlooked.
  • philipshaw - June 22, 2010 9:49 a.m.

    I would say Psyduck. He always gets made fun of in the movies and anime, even though he has great powers
  • Fisk - June 22, 2010 9:32 a.m.

    Just to confirm that i found that deviantart picture for the tauros evolution http://fav.me/d1uxsyb
  • ReasonableFanboy - June 22, 2010 5:51 a.m.

    @ Tygerclaws All of that. Smeargle is awesome. Hard to raise, but worth it in the long run.

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