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Is Lechonk Good? – New Scarlet and Violet Pokemon

Lechonk appears to be the token regional Normal Pokemon for the Paldea region of Generation 9’s Scarlet and Violet. A truffle-sniffing boar makes plenty of sense for a region based on Spain from a flavor aspect, so the overall design makes sense. But, can Lechonk set itself apart from the ill-fated regional token Normal types […]

Pokemon Red vs Pokemon Blue – Google Trends Deep Dives

In our Google Trends Deep Dives series, we will be looking at popular VS arguments and seeing what the free data analytics website can tell us about the search trends for each opposing topic over time. Perhaps the one argument I’ve never gotten around to actually writing about is figuring out which of Pokemon Red […]

Is Pawmi Good? – New Scarlet and Violet Pokemon

At first glance, Pawmi would appear to be Scarlet and Violet’s token Electric Mouse Pokemon. Even in the Generation 9 pocket monster games, it seems that this is a trend that can’t help but continue. But, could Pawmi end up having an evolution with a secondary typing to make it stand out from Pokemon’s other […]

How Was Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl the Best Selling Video Game in Japan for 2022?

While I’m certainly not as down on Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (aka BDSP) as it seems so much of the Pocket Monster fandom is, I’m rather surprised that the 2021 titles combined to win two Japan Game Awards. Not only was the duo the best selling video game in Japan for the past […]

Is Smoliv Good? – New Scarlet and Violet Pokemon

Smoliv was one of the first new Pokemon revealed to be in Scarlet and Violet, the Generation 9 pocket monster adventure games for the Nintendo Switch. According to the official Pokemon Scarlet and Violet website, Smoliv is a Normal/Grass type that stores oil made from nutrients gathered through photosynthesis in the fruit on its head. […]

Is Cyclizar a Good Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet?

Cyclizar is a Dragon/Normal type Pokemon introduced in the Generation 9 Nintendo Switch games, Scarlet and Violet. While it appears to be a pre-evolution of the box legendaries Koraidon and Miraidon, thanks to its similar design and use in the open world as a mount, that hasn’t been confirmed as of this writing. What Cyclizar […]

Is Butterfree a Good Pokemon?

Being one of the first Pokemon Ash Ketchum ever had in the anime, Butterfree is a fan favorite who also was a fairly good Pokemon in Red, Blue, and Yellow, as well as Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Over the years, Butterfree has gained two fantastic abilities in Compound Eyes and Tinted Lens, plus huge buffs […]

Is Bellossom a Good Pokemon?

Bellossom’s role in the world of Pokemon often comes under scrutiny. Many players realize that it lacks significant strength, even as far back as its best competitive generation in Diamond and Pearl when measured against other popular Grass-type Pokemon like Leafeon or Torterra. Bellossom does have its fair share of perks and used correctly it […]

Which is the Best of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Starters

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are set to kick off Generation 9 of Pokemon, and with these games come our ninth trio of starter Pokemon. As always, they are Grass, Water, and Fire type. Our choices this time around in the Paldea region are the Grass-type Sprigatito, the Water-type Quaxly, and the Fire-type Fuecoco. Over time, […]

Is Venusaur Good Competitively in Pokemon?

As the final evolution of Pokemon’s Bulbasaur, one of the three first ever starter monsters from Red and Blue, Venusaur has enjoyed a long competitive history. Despite having many different weaknesses in earlier generations of the video game franchise, Venusaur has gained additional resistances as types have been introduced into Pokemon.  Also, while its move […]

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