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  • Blog Post: Ranking All 151 Original Pokémon From Dumbest To Coolest

    Pokémon is celebrating 20 years this year, and Red and Blue are finally releasing on the 3DS Virtual Console. In honor of the occasion, we decided to rank all 151 of the original pocket monsters and write about what makes each one so great/lame. It was a decision we immediately regretted once... More
  • Blog Post: What’s Going On With Pokémon This Year?

    Every year since the release of Pokémon Platinum on Nintendo DS in 2009, Game Freak has released a core Pokémon game on a Nintendo handheld. Unless there are some surprise announcements in store, it looks like 2015 will break Game Freak’s pattern for the first time in six years. In... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – From The Makers Of Pokémon, Tembo The Badass Elephant

    Game Freak is best known for its Pokémon games, but it is capable of much more, and Tembo the Badass Elephant is a good example. Join myself, Tim Turi, and Andrew Reiner, as we take quite literally our first look at the latest non-Pokémon game from developer Game Freak. Tembo is a Rambo... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Game Freak Shouldn’t Remake Pokémon Diamond And Pearl

    The arrival of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (ORAS) marks the fourth consecutive year of releases in everybody’s favorite monster-filled adventure games. Nintendo has quietly annualized the core Pokémon series. If the franchise follows this new established trend then we’re... More
  • Blog Post: A Poképoem About The Reasons Trainers Pick Fights In Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    In the world of Pokémon, few have social anxiety, and even fewer know how to properly begin a conversation. As it turns out, the fear of strangers dissipates when everyone has the technology to command and train a small animal to fight for them. Simply walking around becomes an invitation to battle... More
  • Blog Post: 23 Of The Weirdest Pokémon

    The world of Pokémon is a strange land full of even stranger creatures, but some stand out among the others. Whether it’s because of their design, their name, or because they’re just unfathomably bizarre, some Pokémon just seem to have a little less creativity fueling their... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Pokémon X & Y

    Pokémon X & Y is finally upon us, and we decided to take a look at some of the battling, the best new Pokémon, and at least one Mega Evolution. There are some minor spoilers if you want to discover everything for yourself, including some late-game areas, and Froakie's final evolution... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Company International Plays X And Y Close To The Chest

    We just found out about Pokémon X and Y this morning, but Pokémon company international is already out and about answering questions… sort of. We asked J.C. Smith, the director of consumer marketing for the Pokémon company international, about the gameplay, the graphics, how... More
  • Blog Post: Game Freak Talks Pokémon’s First Numbered Sequel

    Pokémon Black and White 2 are less than a month away so we decided to chat with the games' producer about the franchise’s first numbered sequels. Junichi Masuda has been with Game Freak since the company’s inception, and he is the producer on Black and White 2. What was the reasoning... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Past, Present, And Future

    This week marks the long-awaited release of the fifth-generation of Pokémon titles, Black and White. Game Freak producer, Junichi Masuda, and the graphic designer who created many of the game’s 150 new Pokémon, Mana Ibe, tell us about the past, present, and future of the long-running... More
  • Blog Post: Interview With Team Behind The Pokémon Franchise: Game Freak

    With the exciting release of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver this week, we got a chance to interview members of the Game Freak team, who were part of the conception of the the video game series. Director Junichi Masuda, game director Shigeki Morimoto, art director Takao Unno, planner Kenji Matsushima... More
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