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Pokemon Sword and Shield Initial Thoughts: Random Encounters Should Have Stayed Dead

"Game Freak used Max Revive on random encounters! It cheesed everyone off!"

Pokemon Sword and Shield Revealed for Nintendo Switch

The eighth Pokemon Generation is finally here.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Initial Thoughts: Random Encounters Should Have Stayed Dead

"Game Freak used Max Revive on random encounters! It cheesed everyone off!"

Pokemon Sword and Shield Revealed for Nintendo Switch

The eighth Pokemon Generation is finally here.

A Giant Pikachu Wants You to Buy This House in Baltimore

"Technically, the Pikachu already owns the house. You'd be like his tenant!"

This Pokemon Let's Go Shiny Hunting Machine Takes the Chore out of Catching Them All

Automation is everywhere you look. I blame all these Steel- and- Electric-types running around.

Transferring Pokemon From the GBA to the Modern Games is an Insane and Convoluted Ballet

Bringing Pokemon from Gen 3 to the new games is like delivering a breech Miltank calf: You gotta twist and pull a little.

Pokemon Card Inspires Cool Gyarados Wood Carving

The scientific name for Pokemon wood carvings is "Oakemon."

Game Freak's Giga Wrecker Gets Another Chance on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

Bend trash to your will on consoles as well as PC.

Official Detective Pikachu Deer Stalker Hat is Ridiculously Cute

Pick up your missing father's trail while looking adorable, or just don't bother at all.

Sorry Pokemon Fans, Your Gold-Plated Cards from Burger King Aren't Worth Squat

Burger King's Pokemon cards from 1999 look kind of nice and they're fun to remember, but they're barely worth the cost of a milkshake.

The Next Pokemon Movie is Going to Be CGI

Mewtwo strikes back this Summer, but he's leaving cel-based animation in 1998.

Pokemon Red and Green Beta Images Show Us a Nightmare Alternative Gyarados

Beta Gyarados, I most certainly do not choose you. What do you mean I "don't have a choice?"

Pokemon Let's Go's Post-Game Gives Ample Reasons to Keep Playing

Move over Lt Surge, you're not the only Pokemon war veteran who's still spoiling for a fight.

Pokemon Black Friday Deals Extravaganza - Toys, Games, Cards and Lots More

Gotta catch all these amazing deals before they use Teleport.

The Craziest and Cutest Pokemon Rides in Pokemon Let's Go

"Out of my way! I'm a Pokemon jockey!"

Pokemon Let's Go Review

Here's our completed review for Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. Let's go! Our friends are waiting!

Pokémon Let's Go and the Detective Pikachu Trailer Both Nail Something Crucial

We all want to live in a Pokemon world, and Game Freak knows it.

The Cuddliest Pokemon Actually Hates Your Stinking Guts

Who...who's that Pokemon...?

Pokémon Let's Go Makes a Popular Manga Character Canon

Seeing Green in the best possible way.

This Pokemon Cake is Perfect—Except for One Oversight

I imagine "real" Jigglypuff offal tastes like cake, too.

Your Rivals in Pokemon Got Nicer Thanks in Part to Better Graphics

"Smell ya later...at a time that's more convenient for you. I don't want to impose."

Mysterious New Pokemon Meltan Is Much Cuter Than We Gave It Credit For

Hugging this little fellow would probably be very uncomfortable, but I want to try.

The Pokemon Eevee Dance Is the Perfect Balm for a Weary World

It's like the Hamster Dance, but cuter and with a different species of rodent.

"Too Cute to be Successful in the U.S.:" Pokemon Developer Junichi Masuda Feared the Cutesy Jigglypuff Would be Rejected by Americans

Junichi Masuda initially worried America wouldn't be able to relate to Pokemon's cuter, softer specimens.

Why Team Skull is the Best Pokemon Villain Team of Them All

We ranked all of the Pokemon villain teams, and Team Skull came out on top, obviously.

How Serebii Has Remained the Most Important Pokemon News Site for Nearly 20 Years

Faster than a Shaymin and steadier than a Rhydon, it's no wonder Pokemon fans still look to Serebii for news and community.

The Top 25 Pokemon in Series History: The Best Monsters From Pokemon Red and Blue to Sun and Moon

On the 20th anniversary of Pokemon's release in North America, we rank the 25 best Pokemon to date.

The Meltan Pokemon Go Reveal Poses More Questions Than Answers

Either Professor Oak or Professor Willow is not of this world. Question is, which one's the outlier?

Pokemon Let's Go Confirmed to Cut a Couple Key Features From the Core RPGs

No holding items allowed. Empty your pockets, Trainers.

Pokemon Developer Announces New Original RPG "Town"

The folks behind Pokemon are trying something new again.

The Poke Ball Plus Will Be Coveted by Adults, but Is Designed for Kids

Poke Balls are not one size fits all.

New Pokemon Let's Go Moves Have Names Only a Kindergartner Could Love

Pokemon Let's Go have some juice and then take a nap.

Remembering Barboach, and 9 Other Pokemon We Plumb Forgot Existed

They remember us, though. From the depths of their boxes, they remember us.

Nintendo Axes Another Pokemon Fan Project

Pokemon Essentials gets buried in Lavender Town.

Behold the Detective Pikachu Movie's Grimy Neon Logo

What we need next is a Jynx whose "legs go on for miles."

Pokemon Let's Go Has Mega Evolutions, Confirmed by CoroCoro Magazine

A toy listing suggested that Mega Evolutions are Kanto-bound. This has since been confirmed via a magazine listing.

Pokemon Let's Go Confirms Venusaur is a Toad, and I'm Ashamed I Didn't Notice Sooner

Cartoon animal zoology is a field full of lies and heartbreak.

Pokemon Let's Go to Do Away With Random Shiny Pokemon Encounters—See Shinies on the Map

Now Shiny hunts require sharp eyesight as well as a heap of luck.

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