AOTW Rapid-Fire!! Illuminate, Pickup, and Honey Gather

There’s no denying that what we all love about the Pokémon games is the battling. It’s the core “easy to learn, difficult to master” mechanic that’s kept many of us, myself included, coming back for more time and time again for upwards of fifteen years, and boy howdy, are the developers aware of it. If you need evidence of their own self-awareness, look no further than the vast library of Abilities. 

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AOTW Rapid-Fire!! Own Tempo, Insomnia, and Color Change

It’s one day away, Abiliteers! PKMNcast’s charity art event 649 Monsters begins tomorrow at 6PM Central in Milwaukee, WI. And me? Yeah, I’m stoked. 649 represents a fantastic collision between my greatest passion and one of my favorite hobbies: art and Pokémon. And in that spirit, I’m gearing up for the show by celebrating the union the best way I can- by waxing intellectual about some art-themed Abilities. Grab up a sketch pad and settle in. This is an Ability of the Week Rapid-Fire!! Own Tempo, Insomnia, and Color Change!

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AOTW Rapid-Fire!! Poison Touch, Forewarn, and Keen Eye

Here we go again, kids. It’s high time I got through another trio of Abilities for your weekly pokémon edutainment.

…A brief pause here to acknowledge the hilarious fact that Microsoft Word has not attempted to correct the word “edutainment”. The sheer number of made-up words I’ve invented for this article, and I can get away with “edutainment” scot-free. I suppose I have PBS to thank for this. Thanks, Fred Rogers, you’re missed.

Anyhoo. Let’s get this thing started. Put on your Abiliteer caps, boys and girls! This is Ability of the Week: Rapid-Fire!! Poison Touch, Forewarn, and Keen Eye!

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AOTW Rapid-Fire!! Iron Fist, Pickpocket, and Normalize

The post-it notes are closing in on me again, guys. These adhesive-laden reminders of game mechanicery deigned discussion-worthy in my weekly rambling sessions are sure to rise up against me in open rebellion the likes of which have never been seen should I not thin out the herd soon to assert my dominance. And I’d rather not have a bunch of paper airplanes reenact the Death Star trench run with my butt crack, so I guess that this can only call for one thing- ladies, gentlemen, and assorted others, this is an Ability of the Week: Rapid-Fire!! Iron Fist, Pickpocket, and Normalize!

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AOTW Rapid-Fire!! Mummy, Bad Dreams, and Cursed Body

Purely for ambience, click here first.

Boys and girls of every age,
wouldn’t you like to see something strange?
Come with me and you will read,
 a Halloween Ability of the Week!
This is PKMNCast, this is PKMNCast,
We talk pokémon and never tire!
This is PKMNCast, this is PKMNCast,
This is Ability of the Week Rapid-Fire: Mummy, Bad Dreams, and Cursed Body!

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AOTW Rapid-Fire!!: Scrappy, Adaptability, and White Smoke/Clear Body

LAST TIME, on Ability of the Week!

Just a short one this week, but with such a straightforward set of Abilities, it’s a little tough to stretch that into a decent-length article. Should probably come up with something to fix that problem… See you next week, pokémaniacs…

Well trainers, I’m back this week, and contrary to the date, I’d call it a pretty lucky day. The best solution to a problem is often the simplest one, and I’ve devised a simple solution to the short article conundrum. This week I’m introducing a sub-section of my article for your reading pleasure. Every so often, I’ll line up a few easy-to-understand straightforward Abilities and shoot ‘em on down in one go! Hit that jump, and settle in for the debut of Ability of the Week Rapid-Fire! This is Scrappy, Adaptability, and White Smoke AND Clear Body!

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