Alola Vacation | Season 20, Episode 37 | Rising from the Ruins!

Alola Vacation | Season 20, Episode 37 | Rising from the Ruins!

Free Bonus Episode! This episode (S20E37) marks the reveal of a third Lycanroc, Dusk Form! Irene and Steve talk about Rockruff's journey to evolving, the island guardian, Tapu Lele, and how characters share traits in the anime with their video game counterparts.

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355 TCG Rotation Before Pokémon Worlds

355 TCG Rotation Before Pokémon Worlds

The Pokémon Company has announced that there will be a full rotation of the current cards in the TCG format the day before Pokémon Worlds. Cards such as Ultra Ball, Guzma, and Tapu Lele will not be playable starting August 15th, 2019. There are Pokémon GO issues in Milwaukee, WI, so restraining orders are in line for some players. Mr. Mime was almost cut from the Detective Pikachu movie, but after talking to the president of The Pokémon Company, it made the cut!

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354 Detective Pikachu Talking Toys

354 Detective Pikachu Talking Toys

Wicked Cool Toys released their Detective Pikachu toy line at retailers this past week, SBJ goes over what you should and should not buy. Pokémon GO burnout seems real for some trainers in the community. We talk about the past Community Day and the upcoming egg event this week. Sword & Shield gets a brand new Steel-type move that a fan from Japan will get to name, we compare it to a past move that had a similar contest. Finally, what things bothered us in Pokémon games, like poison outside of battle, that we are happy that Game Freak addressed in future games.

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353 GO Fest Announcement

353 GO Fest Announcement

Let's talk about Master Trainers in Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee! With new Pokémon toys coming to Burger King, we talk about how the last time the BK had toys they were recalled to an unfortunate event. Pokémon GO Fest is coming back to Chicago and we talk about that. Pokémon GO is also taking another stab at the Legendary Lunch Hour. On top of that, we talk about a very expensive TCG card that you can buy for the low low cost of $3000.

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344 Pokémon Platinum Woes [Featuring Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb]

344 Pokémon Platinum Woes [Featuring Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb]

Featuring Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb (interview starts at 36 mins into the episode). Jan talks about his time with Pokémon GO and his thoughts and feelings on Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee. We also touch on Jan's history with the Pokémon series. After putting 40+ hours into Pokémon Platinum, SBJ expresses how the game doesn't feel unique compared to Pokémon Black & White or Pokémon X/Y. Pokémon GO news is upon us, with more Sinnoh Pokémon being added. Finally, if we had to erase one Pokémon forever, who would we pick? 

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002 Hello Kanto: Cerulean City, Misty

002 Hello Kanto: Cerulean City, Misty

Episode 002 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. In this episode, SBJ and Greg run down the balance between catching and battling. After we spent hours in Mt. Moon, we challenged the Nugget Bridge, met Bill, adored the bike store, and battled Misty. There is nothing but charm and delight in these games, but they are not without issues, we discuss the Poké Ball Plus, the pacing, and finding rare Pokémon. 

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001 Hello Kanto: Pewter City, Brock

001 Hello Kanto: Pewter City, Brock

Episode 001 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. In this episode, SBJ and Greg talk about our intial thoughts and feelings about the game up to the fight Brock, the first Gym Leader. We talk about the motion control using the Joy-cons or the Pokeball Plus. We also talk about the look and feel of the game. A lot has changed since we last visited Kanto, so we have plenty to say! 

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334 Countdown to Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee

334 Countdown to Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee

Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee are a couple days away! Old hat Pikachu return to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. The "dead game" that is Pokémon GO brought in 67% more money that this time last year. Shiny Tapu Lele is going to be obtainable for the first time if you sign up for the November Global Link Tournament this month. Tamagotchi is making a come back with rumors of a Pokémon one on the way. Finally, we tackle two questions of the week this week! No spoilers/leaks about Pikavee are talked about this episode.

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333 Masuda's Last Pokémon Game

333 Masuda's Last Pokémon Game

A huge interview off Pokémon.com with GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda (Director) and Kensaku Nabana. Masuda talks about how this may be the last Pokémon game that he directs. We also hear about the inspiration of why Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee is being made. On top of that, some Pokémon GO news, and the new TCG set, Lost Thunder, is out now! GameStop also has Ho-Oh and Lugia download codes now!

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332 Meltan Evolves Into Melmetal

332 Meltan Evolves Into Melmetal

The spooky Pokémon GO Event is here! Catch yourself a Shiny Drifloon or just try to get yourself a haunted Spiritomb before November! We get more information about Meltan, including that it's the first known Mythical Pokémon to evolve! Our question of the week let's us think about our favorite episodes of the anime, and our Pokemon of the week will for sure fit in your nightmares.

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