PKMN of the Week: Samurott

There are plenty of Pokémon with beards but one in particular has been sticking with me this week.  Today is the launch day for Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, so we all get to make that decision again - who will be our starter:  Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott?  Let's be honest, many people are going to reclaim their starter from Pokémon Black or Pokémon White.

Read More

074 Decaf and DNA Faced (C2E2)

[iTunes Link] [Zune Link] [Stitcher Radio]

074 Decaf and DNA Faced is the live show from the 2012 C2E2. David and SBJ had over 80 people to present to. This is the audio only version. Video version coming soon. We talk about Japanese Folklore and answer audience questions. BIG THANKS to everyone who came out!!

Host: SBJ and David

Four Pokémon You Should Consider: Part II

Exactly one year ago today I posted one of PKMNcast's most famous artilces. Some say that it's the article that put us on the Google map. Well... I thought today would be a great follow up to that article since their are over 600 Pokémon now. Honestly, it's been over 6 months since I wrote an article myself. Sure, I post letters for you guys to read about the site and how all of you are awesome, but I think it's time to get my keyboard dirty again... at least for today.
Read More

PotW: Blastoise

We here at the Pokemon Podcast are firm believers in Turtle Power. Well, Wil is, at least. Turtles, ninja or otherwise, are just awesome animals. So, with that in mind, I'd say it's about time to explore the terrific testudine potential of the Shellfish Pokemon, Blastoise. NOTE: The move Toxic wil (probably) not be mentioned in this article, for blatantly obvious reasons)

Read More

MOTW: Heal Pulse

Having a super powerful team is great, but when you don’t have any defense built into it you’re only going to be able to pull of a couple moves per battle on your opponent. At that point you’re relying on OHKO’s and pure power to take care of your opponent every time, nearly without fail. We’re going to look at a way to keep yourself alive more than anything else today. Feel better! Heal Pulse, Go!
Read More

PKMN of the Week: Oshawott

Oshawott can fight skillfully by detaching the scalchop on its belly. The scalchop can be used for a variety of different things, such as a acting like a sword, shield, and boomerang.

If Oshawott is attacked, it will fight back using its scalchop without any hesitation. When eating, Oshawott uses its forepaws to move food to its mouth. (rather than going down on all fours to eat it).


  • Oshawott is the only Water-type starter Pokémon to be based on a mammal.
  • Oshawott is the only Water-type starter Pokémon to not have an "i" in its name.
  • Oshawott is the only starter Pokémon whose name begins with a vowel, discounting Eevee.