Going Mental

Welcome to the Psychic Week! We’ll be discussing the original type powerhouse that went to become one of the most multifacetic types of all times! When you think about Psychic the first thing that might come to your mind is Mewtwo, which essentially makes this typing one of the most used for advertising -Mew, the first event pokemon was…

Change is good

Recently I commented about how recent generations found the difficult balance between introducing novel Pokemon so they are relevant and how to renew interest in classic ones. I also shared that in my opinion no Generation feels as “old school RPG” as the first one, partly because of how clunky and oversymplified things are at…

Newer Gens done right!

The Gen VII reveals so far, without going into spoilers territory about them, are clearly leaned towards the initial roster of the original Gen I games. It makes sense to introduce big changes through the most established figures in the series, but it also closely sticks to the current venture of cashing in nostalgia by…

Favorite Pokemon (Gen I)

Back in the first days of catching Pokemon it was difficult to imagine exactly how much mileage these first 150 critters would get. Several retypings happened, status split happened, abilities arrived and megas came to be. Sometimes I get the feeling that some of these Pokemon are the same “in name only”, or do you…

Favorite Type Gen I

The very first Pokemon generation was the one that felt like a classic RPG the most. You went on adventuring with barren movesets and a handful of decent attacks for each type, sometimes making the likes of Twin Needle look like an exceptional ability. To make this scarcity of moves even more dire you also…

The one that went away

Yesterday, while adventuring into Safari Zone I stumbled upon a shiny… Whose catch rate was honestly frustrating to begin with, let alone with a high chance of running away. I will now count it among the several shinies that have escaped from my hands over the years. Join those glorious wild pokes into Pokemon memories,…

Favorite flavor?

Factoring all the nostalgia related to the Pokemon games and its franchise as a whole, it’s really hard to set appart my personal history and my overall taste for the critters in the games. By this I don’t mean that there should be an objective feeling about the Pokemon experience, it’s just that it makes…

The Safari Games

…And suddenly I find myself farming Safari ball Pokemon in my Gen IV games. Coming to think of it the Safari Zone minigame is one that could be easily ported to mobile devices and still be connected with your main Pokemon series game. It’s not quite related with the battle engine that we all known…

Do I like what I like?

There is no right way to play these games, do what you enjoy and stop when things begin to feel like a chore, follow your impulse, spend time discussing in the community, trade a lot, don’t be cheap and share your stuff. Only a handful of games are as open as Pokemon as how they…

The Eternal Future, the Eternal Past

Pokemon novelty is in the details. Generations come and go, new locations are introduced, hundreds of critters plague a new cave or a patch of grass and gimmicks are thrown to keep evolutions always fresh and unexpected. The Creators try to keep the game as fun as they can while respecting the lore that the…