Talonflame, a fire/flying Pokémon, took over the competitive scene after it was added to the monster compendium with Pokémon X & Y. For the last three years, wise competitive players made sure to prepare for Talonflame’s appearance on the enemy team. Everything changed after the release of Sun and Moon.
The massive popularity of 1996's Pokémon Red and Blue has cast a long shadow over the Pokémon series. Much of the fanbase believes in the superiority of the original 151 monsters, and given 2016’s Pokémon Go phenomenon—which only had the initial cast—who can argue? With the newest Pokémon games, Sun and Moon, Game…
Pokémon may be famously cheery, but the series has its share of dark, spooky myths. The most famous of those have got to be the ones about Lavender Town.
Pokémon Sun and Moon’s special 3DS demo may not be out in all regions yet, but data miners are already hard at work extracting as much information as they can from the uploaded eShop files. (SPOILERS)
Meet Dartrix, Torracat, and Brionne. Looks like no matter what starter you pick in Sun and Moon, you’re in for something cute as an evolution.
For most players, the Elite Four is a place to take high level Pokémon, as they can sweep through the league with ease. Sometimes, though, you find a clever way to get through the final boss in Pokémon.
For some people, the first set of Pokémon designed by Game Freak might as well be the only Pokémon that exist.
You might know tons about Pikachu. How the character used to look slightly different or how Pikachu adores ketchup. But maybe you don’t know these tidbits.
You might not have enough badges to control Charizard, but surely you can round up enough leaves to make one.
It might be in the running for “most ridiculous Pokémon yet.”
The words “alternate reality game” were the last thing some hardcore Pokémon fans wanted to hear last night. I understand why. It’s a spin-off. It’s on mobile. You can’t play from the comfort of your own home. And yet! Pokémon Go could be the shot in the arm that the monster-collecting series needs.
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Powerful Pokémon and cool Pokémon are important to have in any arsenal—but they're not the only kinds of Pokémon you'll use. Everyone needs Pokémon that are useful, to help you capture and train other Pokémon.
One of the coolest additions to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is a certain Pokémon that can mega evolve without having to hold a mega stone. It's also a tweak that kind of breaks said Pokémon.
Pokémon games aren't known for being challenging. That doesn't mean you can't spice things up.
It's easy to miss, but the people of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire whisper about things. Incredible things. Inexplicable things. The sorts of rumors involving legendary Pokémon that sound unbelievable, until you remember you're dealing with a video game, where there is no such thing as a tall tale.
If we absolutely had to pick the worst Pokémon game, I wouldn't blame anyone for putting Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire high on the list. Don't get me wrong—I love those games to death, they defined a chunk of my childhood. But looking back, even I can admit that Ruby and Sapphire aren't exactly the best entries in the…