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pokemon_logoPokémon started with Nintendo and Satoshi Tajiri in 1996, the popular franchise known as Pocket Monsters released on the original Game Boy platform and has spanned multiple incarnations over Nintendo platforms for over a decade, the franchise has also run with a popular animated series which helped spiral the games and trading card game into massive popularity with fans.

Key features of Pokémon include an ever growing population of Pokémon species within the game, currently with over 700 known types within the game / story universe. In the game series, players battle gym leaders and collect rare Pokémon to develop their team and Pokédex for the most complete experience possible. The general design of the game allows players to create the teams they want and enjoy vs only having an eventual singular master deck across all experiences to complete the story.

The latest release for Pokémon was X and Y which released in Fall 2013, the release marked the first portable transition into a functional 3D era for the brand while using the 3DS platform to power the experience.

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Charizard and Greninja Confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

Everyone loves Pokémon right? Well at least Nintendo certainly does as evidenced by the announcement of two more playable Pokémon for the next iteration of its popular brawler Super Smash Bros. A new trailer introduces iconic Pokémon starter Charizard and new fan favorite from the most recent X and Y games, Greninja. They will join Super Smash Bros. poké-veterans Pikachu and Lucario.

Pokemon Black and White Soundtracks Now Available

Soundtrack fiends and Poke-fans can be happy as the soundtracks for Pokemon Black and Pokemon White can now be, ahem, LEGALLY obtained. This is the latest in the ‘Super Music Collection’ which has been steadily feeding out the OSTs of all the Pokemon games. The collection already has the music of Pokemons up to X and Y, so why Black and White have only hit now is anybody’s guess. Anyway, you hardly need be told that Pokemon has had some legendary soundtracks in the past, so it’s perhaps worth picking this up [...]

Next-Gen Gamers: Teaching Kids to Love Pokémon

Next-Gen Gamers is a feature where I explore the world of gaming through the eyes of my kids – literally the next generation of gamers, raised in a house that promotes playing together and sharing our time! It’ll look at games that appeal to kids more than adults, as well as those that are great for both, either through cooperative play or controller sharing. I wrote recently about how, at the age of 30, I took the plunge and picked [...]


Google Challenges You to be a Pokémon Master

In a bid to become the coolest company ever, Google has revealed an exclusive challenge to Google Maps users. The Pokémon Challenge uses Google Maps to catch Pokémon out in the wild. Winners will be invited to Google headquarters for a final competition where the grand prize winner will win an actual job with Google. And before you ask: no, it isn’t an April Fool’s joke. This is real. Open up Google Maps on your phone and try it out. [Try searching [...]

An Adventure Long Overdue: Chaz Plays Pokémon

`Pokémon. Just the word evokes a range of emotions in gamers of all ages. First coming into the world in 1996, the second-most lucrative gaming-related franchise in history has carved an incredible niche for itself through generations of games, anime series, trading cards, and more. It was a staple amongst the youths back in my day, and has existed for roughly half of my time on this wonderful little orb of ours – and yet, by circumstance, chance, and some [...]


‘World of Bidoofs’ is the Best Thing Ever

A field of happy Bidoof; what more could anyone want? user SatisfyingSigh is making dreams come true with just that. Using the downloadable Wii title My Pokemon Ranch, SatisfyingSigh has created a haven for all things Bidoof. Normally, the game lets you send up to 1,000 of your pokemon from Pokemon Platnium, Pearl, and Diamond to the Pokemon Ranch to frolic and play. In this case, all 1,000 of the pokemon are Bidoof. Though the Twitch.Tv stream was only a [...]

Twinfinite Loop Episode 5 – Andy Hates Finland

Woah, a day late, but not a dollar short.  I’m guessing my body doesn’t really agree with snow the older I get, because it basically made my body shut down yesterday.  Oops.  But now that I’m back to about 75% health, I’ve got a fresh new episode of Twinfinite Loop for your beautiful ears, readers.  Just as the doctor prescribes. What do we talk about this week?  Well, this week, Yami, Andy, Muaz, and me, JC, talk about: The end [...]


The Positivity Behind Twitch Plays and People – Positive Gamers

Oh, your eyes do not deceive you my friend. After like two months of hiatus and radio silence from me on Positive Gamers, I’m back! Praise the helix for giving me a wonderful idea for this episode. Twitch Plays Pokemon was incredible, I think we can all agree, but I’ll take it even further and say it’s a great example of how amazing humans can be and all that we can accomplish if we work together. Stay positive, gamers! Oh and before [...]

Pokemon Anime Coming to Netflix

Looking for some nostalgia this weekend? Starting Saturday March 1st, Netflix members will be able to stream content Pokemon anime including the TV series and films. Netflix members can watch TV episodes from the original season, Pokémon: Indigo League, where you join Ash on the beginning of his grand adventure up to more recent seasons like Pokémon: Black & White. Pokémon fans can also catch companion movies Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom. For those of you that [...]

The Helixianism Religion Textbook – 2034 Edition

Twitch Plays Pokemon (TPP) is a social experiment involving thousands of players playing one game of Pokemon Red simultaneously. Check out Sharon’s article and this podcast for more info! On February 12th 2014, a social experiment rapidly grew into something far beyond its initial scope. The concept was this: Give thousands of anonymous individuals control of a 90s JRPG, and see what happens. Surely the process if not the result would be worth seeing. Using Twitch, a video streaming website, [...]

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