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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POTW: Cryogonal

Remember this thing? Pokémon of the Week articles? It's been a while since we've had one, so I thought I'd give you all a holiday present by writing one. I know what you are thinking. "But, Travis! You are supposed to only write Rare Article!" Well, guess what? YOU CAN'T PUT ME IN A BOX. I CAN DO WHAT I WANT!

Woah. That got a little heated. Let's cool things down with Cyrogonal, shall we? 

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PKMN of the Week: Cubchoo

Cubchoo is an ursine Pokémon with a light blue head and neck. It has a slightly pointed head, with large round ears, shiny, dark, oval-shaped eyes, and a darker-blue muzzle. Cubchoo has a shiny dark nose, from which a considerable amount of light blue nasal mucus, the source of its attacks, droops. The lower part of its body is white, with rounded forepaws, digit-less feet with black paw-pads, and a small round tail.

A Cubchoo's nose is constantly running. It inhales the mucus and uses it in its attacks. If it is in bad health, the mucus becomes watery, which powers down its Ice-type techniques.


Eeveelutions: Glaceon

We are switching around Glaceon and Leafeon because honestly, I ran out of time, and I know Glaceon better then Leafeon. So Leafeon will be Friday. No big.

Here we go...

Glaceon is one of the four pure Ice Pokémon out there. ONE of FOUR! That means somethingright? Well... this evolution of Eevee has pretty good stats, but not the best. That said, it's ability is Snow Cloak, which causes evasion to increase by 20% in a hailstorm, is pretty sweet. Now think about this, Blizzard has 100% accuracy in a hailstorm. Good reason to use a move like Hail. Glaceon strong point is special attack, so Blizzard not only get the STAB bonus, but it's going to be...

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PKMN of the Week: Eevee

This week we are leading up to our all Eevee podcast episode!

 Fun Fact: Fans have come up with a term to refer to all Pokémon which evolve from Eevee: Eeveelutions.

It is known to evolve into one of seven different Pokémon by various methods.

Source: Bulbapeida

Sunday Recap (Sept 13-17)

Lots of stuff happens in a week. Lets go over some of the stuff you may have missed!

010 Peta to Tortilla Chips - Podcast Episode 
PKMN of the WEEK: Bellsprout - PKMN of the Week
Featured Team of the Week - Featured Team
Amazing Shirt! - Found Item
iOS Device! - Found Item


The Frozen Side of Things

This article is as cold as ice. Your willing to read to sacrifice... 

I’m not entirely sure what your going to sacrifice during this read, but hopefully that corny intro got your attention to this week’s Rare Article. Today we are going to keep it simple and talk about Ice Moves. We are going to do the whole top 5 of our favorites and this article will kick off the NEW move of the week feature that will begin next Wednesday and continue on every Wednesday. Woot!

There are 15 Ice moves in the games currently...

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