Tauros is awesome

A new mechanic has been presented through several reveals and featured in the recent Sun/Moon demo., it’s called Poke-rider and with it, you can jump at the back of your pokemon and explore the Ulola region that way. Back in Gen VI (because apparently we are going to talk Gen VI all the time now),…

To alola or not to alola

So I might like to sing praises to Mega evolutions and its spiritual succesors but the new mechanics are far from perfect themselves. Z-Moves are likely to push the game towards a new kind of power creep by the simple fact that they are big/one shot effects. If you can use something once, you want…

Beyond Megas

There was wild speculation about what the Pokemon Company wanted to do with Megas in Gen VII, mostly because in the many reveals we have gotten so far, they were pretty much a no show. Finally they got confirmed (and excluded from VGC 2017) in the last batch of reveals, but the fact remains that…

Countdown to Sun/Moon

In about two months the Seventh Generation of the main Pokemon¬†games will be released which leaves us with a good number of weeks to discuss the reveals, rumors and to set our expectations to the things to come. The reason for me to discuss about Sun and Moon this early is because the first demo…

Mental Mixing

In our last day of tribute to the original broken typing we will delve into it’s capabilities as a dual type. Why is this important? Well, dual pokemon make for a majority of the competitive pokemon in the game! Just to give you an idea, from the 50+ pokemon listed in the Smogon OU tier…

The very best

Pokemon is a series that always will have a subset of players that root for the underdog. It’s very easy to stumble into people declaring that they hate legendaries or events or megas or overused pokemon. And we all have that kind of bias to some degree, there are things that ticks us off because…

Looking Brainiac (the flavor of psychic types pt 2)

As far as design goes most Psychic types are given powersets that revolve around a classic mental power, but are given all kinds of abilities through Pokemon moves. Hypno’s gimmick is developped around Hypnosis, but his learn set has very little to do with that overall, he can learn telepathic and telekinetic moves of all…

Top 10 Psychic Moves

Originally I intended to do a Top 5 list but if any type could pull off a longer list that could remain interesting and appealing it was Psychic who could do it. I’ve considered pretty much everything to make the list: distribution, general utility and the sheer capability of creating new niches and strategies. Many…

Looking Brainiac (the flavor of Psychic types) pt1

Psychic is the name of a Trainer Class, of a top-tier attacking move and of one of the most exposed types in the game. The original legendary powerhouse is none other than Mewtwo, a very recognizable pokemon with a slick design who is deservedly one of the most beloved Legendaries in the series. A lot…