PKMN of the Week: Latias and Latios

Happy Mother's Day!  Hopefully you remembered to do something nice for your mother today . . . if you haven't by the time PKMN of the Week is posted you may be in trouble.  Why don't you stop reading for a minute and give mom a call.  Don't worry, we'll be here when you get back.

Which Pokémon are better to discuss on Mother's day than the family oriented Latias and Latios, the brother and sister Dragon/Psychic-type Pokémon?

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PKMN of the Week: Salamence

Something amazing happened this past Thursday.  Something that has never, ever, ever, happened before.  I beat my friend Gabe in a Pokémon battle!  It was a real battle, too - he wasn't going easy on me.  We had gone a few rounds already, I was on my second beer, and I had figured there was no way that I was going to beat his Hydreigon, Zapdos, Archeops, and Starmie team.  What I didn't realize was he had decided to swap out his Starmie for a Cloyster.  What a mistake!  I had finally gotten my Whiscash to stomp Archeops, my Hydreigon somehow beat his Zapdos, and he was just left with just Hydreigon and Cloyster.  Well, if you don't know - I love my Volcarona.  While not my favorite Pokémon of all time, I love using it in battle.  Friends, just a little Bug Buzz from my Volcarona, David Hugs, and Hydreigon was down.  Cloyster came out and before he could set up with Shell Smash - Bug Buzz, Bug Buzz - Boom, Cloyster was down and Will was the winner!

All of this to remind you guys that Bug-types are 1,000 times more awesome than Dark-types and that the Pokémon this week is . . . Genesect!

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PKMN of the Week: Dragonite

It's very still tonight, very quiet.  The dark is darker than usual and you can feel it as a presence in the room.  You put on a record but even that sounds oddly quiet - too far away.  You are alone and, strangely, your loneliness feels like a companion tonight.

Have you ever been out to sea?  In my youth I was a sailor - I've had the opportunity to sail both the Pacific and Atlantic.  When night falls on the ocean you learn what isolation is.  There is no one around for miles and, even if you knew where they were, how would you get to them?  The winds are still, the skies are clear, and you are staring out into a universe of cold stars.

Listen, though, are you truly alone?  There is life under the water.  You can hear the small waves ripple and splash against the hull - but what is that other noise?  Something deep, groaning, a bass so profound.  Some far off cargo ship plying the ocean on it's way to Europe or Asia?  Could it be something else, an antediluvian moan from an indescribable creature of the depths?

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PKMN of the Week: Hydreigon

Sometimes, PKMN of the Week travels to far off locations like Austin, TX.  Sometimes, PKMN of the Week gets caught up in the heady party atmosphere of the SXSW Conference.  Sometimes, PKMN of the Week wakes up in the morning feeling like soldiers from Panzer Command are marching through his head - Eins! Zwei! Drei!

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059 V as in Victini

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SBJ and Irene cover news and talk about Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom. In more depth, they tackle Hermain Cain's Pokémon Goodbye, New Dragon Type in TCG, and why Ash ended up in Space. Spppaaaceee!

Host: SBJ | Guests: Irene

059 V as in Victini

PKMN of the Week: Rayquaza

It is notable for its ability to soothe the other members of the Weather trio, when angered. Rayquaza is capable of using various powerful elemental attacks that it shoots from its mouth. Rayquaza can negate the effects of the weather. Since Rayquaza is a Dragon-type Pokémon, it can learn Draco Meteor.

Rayquaza constantly flies around the globe in the ozone layer, stopping and descending only to land on the peak of the Sky Pillar to rest. It is extremely territorial and will attack any intruders of its home. Due to the fact that it can calm the other members of its trio, it can be seen to be considered a leader and calm.

Fun Facts

  • In Pokémon Emerald, Rayquaza appears to use Hyper Voice to calm down Groudon and Kyogre at Sootopolis. Rayquaza couldn't learn...
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PKMN of the Week: Salamence

Lets kick off 2011 with a powerhouse!

Salamence have long, heavy tails which can catapult enemies that enter its territory yards into the air at an instant. Its extremely rough and sturdy body is quite tough and hard to penetrate, especially its almost metallic, red, blade-like wings. Salamence have long necks which allow them to take in deep breaths to store and charge very intense Dragon and Fire attacks.

Triva:

  • Salamence shares the same species name with Horsea, Dratini, and their evolutions. They are all known as Dragon Pokémon.
  • Salamence is, along with Shelgon, the only Dragon-type that can learn Rollout.

Source: Bulbapeida

 

Recap of 2010 PKMN of the Week