pokemon Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 16 Oct 2014


Everyone has their favourite Pokémon generation. Their favourite land to explore, battle and train in. Last year’s Pokémon X and Y was a pretty massive hit, and even with the release of the upcoming Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, you can bet that some folks will want to stay in the Kalos region. Which is all fine and dandy, but you won’t be taking your latest mega-evolved Pokémon with you to that region.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 14 Oct 2014

Beyond all the enthusiasm, there’s a generally good question revolving around the Pokémon remakes of Sapphire and Ruby. Why replay the game? The only thing that’s different, are the visuals right? And this was quite possibly true. For a short while. But according to the latest rumours, Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby won’t be your standard remake. They’ll be throwing a ton of new content back into the series as well, with Mega Evolutions being the tip of the ice-type berg apparently.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 03 Oct 2014

I’ve still got no idea how Mega-Evolution is going to be explained in the upcoming Pokémon remakes, because dammit people, chronological gaps in the past are pretty important to me. On the other hand, shurrup, because now this also means that I get to take Pokémon which are already OPed, and give them some extra power that is legend…dary.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 10 Sep 2014

Do you want to be the best? The very best, like no one ever was? To catch ‘em all, without needing to drop several hundred bucks in the process? In an age long past, such an option was available to gamers. It was known as “the demo”, a slice of a game that gave players a chance to experience what was in store. Fore free. And now, the new Pokémon remakes are getting into that try it before you buy it idea.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Sep 2014

Pokkén Tournament is not exactly the game that I was expecting to be announced last week. Sure, it’s Pokémon meets Tekken, but at the same time, it’s Pokémon meets Tekken. That was a surprising move to say the least. And even the people behind the game were surprised.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Sep 2014

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire is easily my favourite incarnation of the franchise. It was a massive step up from Generation 2, the first Pokémon game on the GameBoy Advance and just a massive improvement that created a foundation which current Pokémon games are still using to this day. If you’ve never played them (SHUNUNUNUNUNUN!), then prepare for a quick history lesson.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 01 Sep 2014

I’ve spoken before but how much of a game-changer mega-evolutions were to Pokémon. Now, I’m going to speak about it some more and don’t bother trying to escape, I locked the door and laced the biscuits with paralysing chemicals. Now then, mega-evolutions aren’t just cosmetic changes to your Pokémon. They’re stat-boosting transformations that can give you the edge in battle. And of course, another starter Pokémon is getting one.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 28 Aug 2014

Despite being one of the biggest franchises around, Pokémon ain’t exactly known for releasing collector’s editions of their various games. What you generally get, is a game, a box and a manual if you’re lucky. And I’m fine with that. And I’m also more than fine with falling off the wagon, caving in and buying this special edition of the upcoming Ruby and Sapphire remakes.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Aug 2014

Because nobody asked for it! If there’s one game that fans have been asking for, it’s a proper console version of Pokémon, bringing open world catch ‘em all gameplay to a larger screen. That ain’t happening. Instead, you’re going to get a chance to properly battle with your Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Aug 2014

I’ve never been able to get into DOTA. It’s not the highly complex gameplay, the frequent attacks on my genitals or the fact that my clumsy penguin-hands can barely hit an insane amount of keys every minute in comparison to the players around me that make me avoid the game. It’s that I just find it ridiculously boring. Still, this particular mod for the game may have my attention.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Aug 2014

You have a  team of legendary Pokémon, all maxed out and with ludicrous EV stats? Ha! I scoff at your team! I scoff to the max! For you see, I have a team of common Pokémon in my team…who all happen to be shiny. As far as bragging rights go, shiny Pokémon earn players the most, as the buggers are ridiculously hard to encounter. Hell, in the last three years, I’ve only managed to catch one of them. With the upcoming Pokémon remakes however, expect to get a shiny badass at launch.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Aug 2014

Hey, before we close out Friday, I need to speak with you guys. As a Jigglypuff Witness, I want to ask you if you’ve accepted the teachings of Professor Oak into your life, and got Wigglytuff with it? Ignore all this nonsense about Mega-Evolution! Only the mighty Arceus is fit to evolve certain Pokémon, and they most certainly aren’t mega! Join the Jigglypuff Witnesses today!