383 Avoiding The Leaks [Featuring RealBreakingNate]

383 Avoiding The Leaks [Featuring RealBreakingNate]

Featuring RealBreakingNate (interview starts at 56 mins into the episode). Pokémon Sword/Shield leaks have happened, revealing most of the PokéDex, but we don't talk about it this episode. We tackle Cosmic Eclipse, the new TCG set, the anime is set to debut Pikachu's origin story as a Pichu, and the recent Pokémon GO event fell flat for a lot of fans. Healthy living returns this episode too!! A bonus 45 mins of the podcast, talking about leak culture, can be found free on our Patreon page.

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382 The Pressure of Making Pokémon Games

382  The Pressure of Making Pokémon Games

Another interview with Game Freak, in where they talk about connectivity from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Sword and Shield, Sirfetch'd, and how fans respond to them making games. Pokémon Masters gets a story update. The Pokémon TCG is already banning a new card from the upcoming set. Pokémon GO announced a new Battle Tournament for early next year and some new Team Rocket stuff on the horizon. Finally, Will, SBJ, and Brittney debate about how to get a newcomer into Pokémon.

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381 Gigantamaxing Fat Pikachu & Fluffy Eevee

381 Gigantamaxing Fat Pikachu & Fluffy Eevee

Charizard, Pikachu, Meowth, and more get special BIG Pokémon treatment in the latest Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield trailer. Pokémon Masters has a roadmap based on last week's apology. Niantic is rolling out a map update to GO, as well as, a new $8.99 event that seems like a worldwide GO Fest. With Sword/Shield around the corner, an embargo lifted in regards to the first 90 mins of gameplay. We pull information from Eurogamer, IGN, The Verge, and Game Informer in regards to this news.

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379 Pokémon Sword & Shield Info Dump

379 Pokémon Sword & Shield Info Dump

Game Informer dropped a bunch of new Pokémon Sword and Shield information on us. Auto-save stuff, no HMs, why Pokémon were cut, new features, changing natures and more. A 24-hour live stream also showed off Impidimp and Galar Ponyta. Pokémon GO is doing Raid nights every Wednesday this month, and new shirts got added to the shop. Finally, Game Freak talks about how Max Raid battles were made before they were implemented and used in Pokémon GO.

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378 The $10,000 Shiny Charizard Card

378 The $10,000 Shiny Charizard Card

Lots of Pokémon GO stuff happening again! Mobile Mario Kart got more downloads on day 1 of release than Pokémon GO, so does this mean anything? Shiny Charizard is still worth something to someone. A 24-hour looped video will be shown off soon to show some new stuff in Sword/Shield!

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377 Sirfetch'd, Hidden Fates, Unova in Pokémon GO

377 Sirfetch'd, Hidden Fates, Unova in Pokémon GO

Sirfetch'd was unveiled as a Pokémon Sword exclusive Pokémon! Unova Pokémon have arrived in Pokémon GO. The Ultra Bonus week is ending, but Mewtwo is coming back! Trapinch Community Day was announced. Hidden Fates, the newest Pokémon TCG set, is still impossible to find. The season finale of the Japanese Pokémon anime wrapped up and people are talking about it, including us.

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375 Cramorant and Pokémon Masters Thoughts

375 Cramorant and Pokémon Masters Thoughts

Cramorant and Polteageist are the two newest Pokémon shown off this past week in a recent Nintendo Direct. We cover the new clothing styles and the Curry Dex in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Minor Pokémon GO news this episode, but we spend a good time talking about our thoughts on the new mobile game, Pokémon Masters. The new Sword and Shield TCG set also got announced this past week too.

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373 We Played Sword & Shield

373 We Played Sword & Shield

Back from the Pokémon World Championships, Will and SBJ played Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. We also talk about the TCG drama that happened with the final matches. Hidden Fates is out now, Pokémon V coming soon! Unova is coming to Pokémon GO. We address questions regarding the competitive stuff they showed off for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the upcoming Ranking system in HOME and the Switch games.

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371 Galarian Forms including Weezing, Zigzagoon, & Gene Simmons

  371 Galarian Forms including Weezing, Zigzagoon, & Gene Simmons

A new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield has arrived. Pokémon has finally shown off Galarian forms including Weezing and Zigzagoon! We talk about KISS and how they seem pretty happy with what TPCi has shown off too. The TCG gets another card banned before the Pokémon World Championships, Funko is releasing a football Pikachu soon, and Pokémon GO is having an event in Canada this September.

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370 Pokémon GO Hit 1 Billion Downloads

370 Pokémon GO Hit 1 Billion Downloads

Pokémon Worlds is coming up and the theme this year is museums. Pokémon also announced changes for the 2020 competitive format. The Team Rocket stuff in Pokémon GO is sticking around and new Shadow Pokémon have arrived. A $500 Mareep is coming to Pokémon Center for both the USA and Japan. Finally, Pokémon released sales numbers for their games and it seems that Let's Go is on track to surpass Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in total copies sold.

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