Tag: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond

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 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 […]

Is Lickilicky a Good Pokemon?

Long ago, Lickitung was one of the first 150 Pokemon. Its main appeal was the fact it was a relatively rare Pokemon to get. In Red and Blue, you had to trade a Slowbro to somebody at the Route 18 Gate House. But, in Pokemon Yellow, you could actually catch one in Cerulean Cave after […]

Is Fearow a Good Pokemon?

As far as Bird Pokemon are concerned, Fearow was most certainly one of the best you could run with in the first ever Pokemon games, Red and Blue. While Pidgey was certainly more common and evolved into the very recognizable Pidgeot, Spearow evolved more quickly into a much more fearsome Pokemon. Like Pidgeot, though, Fearow […]

Is Pidgeot a Good Pokemon?

One of the victims of Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Pokedex crunch, Pidgeot is one of the most familiar Pokemon from the game’s first generation. While it hasn’t held up well over the years, and was inferior in many respects to Fearow from the same generation, Pidgeot was your rival’s favorite flying type. But, Pidgeot gained […]

Is Miltank a Good Pokemon?

Miltank is a very interesting Pokemon that often seems to be overlooked, especially as it was Gym Leader Whitney’s signature Pokemon from Gold, Silver, and Crystal. The problem with the Milk Cow Pokemon in its first incarnation was that it was extremely gimmicky, depending on a move called Milk Drink to continuously heal itself. The […]

Is Purugly a Good Pokemon?

Purugly is not one of the most popular Pokemon from the Diamond and Pearl generation of games, commonly known as Generation 4. But, the Tiger Cat Pokemon does have some positive qualities that make her an underrated good lead Pokemon in the Underused (UU) tier of the Smogon competitive scene. Will these qualities hold up […]

What is the Best Purugly Card in the Pokemon Trading Card Game?

First introduced in the fourth generation of Pokemon games – Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum – Purugly is a Pokemon that isn’t especially popular, despite actually having decent base statistics. Unfortunately, it has a rather shallow move pool, although it has been used in lower tiers of competitive play thanks to having access to some useful […]

Is Staraptor Good in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?

As one of the Pokemon mysteriously absent from Pokemon Sword and Shield, Staraptor will return to the competitive Pokemon metagame in the Gen 4 remakes Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. When it last appeared during Gen 7 – Sun and Moon – Staraptor was a fringe competitive option thanks to its hidden ability, Reckless, and […]

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