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?
You think you’re cool? You think you’re bad? You ain’t got nothin’! Nothin’, readers! Particularly those of you who happen to also have a Y chromosome! (Ladies.) Nothin’, says I! I’m sorry, I didn’t mean that, I’m sure you all have copious amounts of things and are plenty “bad” and/or “cool”. But if you happened to be yelling at me in the future reading this (and I assume none of you are. No DeLoreans or TARDIS’s have materialized in my immediate vicinity so I guess that means you all have senses of humor. Or ran out of plutonium. But I digress) then you’d be channeling this week’s pick for our passive pokémon power! Prepare for the one-upsmanship- this is Ability of the Week: Rivalry!
What’s going on, boys and girls? Your Sherpa on the mountain of Ability-centric knowledge, here, finally settled into my new digs in Chicagoland. And while I might be getting comfortable and complacent, the weather sure isn’t. This past week the windy city’s ‘burbs have been subjected to heavy rain, and today we fell below the freezing mark. But hey, you guys aren’t here to get a weather report! You’re here to read up on some Abilities! Well, nothing like current events to create a topic, eh? This is Ability of the Week: Ice Body AND Rain Dish!
Alright, boys and girls. Settle in, and let’s get this thing started. Today’s Ability is all about being tough! It’s all about being manly! It’s all about hairy chests, crummy beer, ice hockey, and katanas! Join me, fellow men! Let us sing a manthem worthy of such a mighty pokémon power! Bring me your Charizards, your Machamps, your huddled Donphan aching to Rollout in the most furious of manners. It… it… it’s useable by only the most adorable freakin’ monsters available in the game. It fills me with a feeling of pure demasculinization to announce that this is Ability of the Week: Friend Guard!
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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!
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This is Ability of the Week Rapid-Fire: Mummy, Bad Dreams, and Cursed Body!
Hey guys! Your extraordinary eccentric editor of all things Ability, checking in! Folks, we’ve talked a lot about defensive Abilities since the debut of this article, and how you can use them to drive your opponents to enroll themselves into an insane asylum, and boy, did we have fun doing it. Heck, we still can’t get Kenny to come out from under the table ever since we set his Bayleef on fire! (Seriously, Ken, if you don’t stop holding yourself in the fetal position you’re gonna get stuck that way.) But that’s another story. Point is, fun as it is to be a conniving strategist with your Ability selection, it really sucks when you’re on the receiving end of such displays of skullduggery. So today, we’re going to turn the tables and talk about the Benedict Arnold of the Ability world! Ladies, gentlemen, ladies, Steve, this is Ability of the Week: Mold Breaker! Ladies.
Well guys, it’s that time again! Settle in, and let’s talk about some piercingly potent passive pokémon powers! If hindsight is 20/20, then I have Superman’s super vision right now. When Pokémon Black and White Versions dropped earlier this year, our illustrious editor-in-chief, SBJ, encouraged the editors (and by that I mean he shouted down the stairs one day into the dungeon where he keeps us chained to our laptops when he threw down our daily ration of stale bread and stagnant water) that upon the release of the new games, we should try to relate our individual columns to them. For me, that meant articles about Moxie, Regenerator, Sand Force, and so on. But had I known that a certain steel-plated pinecone and its big brother evolution would be as popular as they are, I would have known a lot earlier to say that this is Ability of the Week: Iron Barbs AND Rough Skin!