Pokemon Detective Pikachu Podcast Review

Pokemon Detective Pikachu Podcast Review

Warning: Spoilers for both video game and movie!

Irene and SBJ talk about our thoughts and feelings of the Detective Pikachu movie. We talk about how the actors played out their roles, the Pokémon that show up in the movie, and the plot differences between the game and the movie. We also chitchat about what we liked and the couple things we didn't like!

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358 Detective Pikachu (Spoiler Free Review)

358 Detective Pikachu (Spoiler Free Review)

Shiny Eevee & Pikachu are available at Target in the US! Exclusive Detective Pikachu TCG cards are available at Target, Walmart, and GameStop! The Shiny Tapu Fini opens up this week for registration in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. New Funko Pokémon figures are coming, as well as, new UK Pokémon clothing. Will and SBJ give their spoiler-free thoughts on Detective Pikachu.

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357 Charizard's Unbroken Bonds

357 Charizard's Unbroken Bonds

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf surface in regional raids and in the wild for Pokémon GO. New Pokémon cases are coming out this week, along with Detective Pikachu. Unbroken Bonds, the newest Pokémon TCG set, got released over the weekend with a brand new Charizard card that is actually pretty good. Also, a new app has been released by The Pokémon Company called Pokémon Pass.

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356 The 3DS is Dead

356 The 3DS is Dead

Nintendo has posted their Fiscal Year Ending (March 2019) and we go over what their plans are for the 3DS and the Nintendo Switch for the rest of 2019. Detective Pikachu kicked off in Japan, and results have been very positive for the movie. Build-a-bear is getting more plushes, GO tickets are still slowing rolling out, and new Wobbuffet merch is hitting shelves in Japan.

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Season 20, Episode 37 | Rising from the Ruins!

Season 20, Episode 37 | Rising from the Ruins!

Free Bonus Episode! This episode (S20E37) marks the reveal of a third Lycanroc, Dusk Form! Irene and Steve talk about Rockruff's journey to evolving, the island guardian, Tapu Lele, and how characters share traits in the anime with their video game counterparts.

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355 TCG Rotation Before Pokémon Worlds

355 TCG Rotation Before Pokémon Worlds

The Pokémon Company has announced that there will be a full rotation of the current cards in the TCG format the day before Pokémon Worlds. Cards such as Ultra Ball, Guzma, and Tapu Lele will not be playable starting August 15th, 2019. There are Pokémon GO issues in Milwaukee, WI, so restraining orders are in line for some players. Mr. Mime was almost cut from the Detective Pikachu movie, but after talking to the president of The Pokémon Company, it made the cut!

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354 Detective Pikachu Talking Toys

354 Detective Pikachu Talking Toys

Wicked Cool Toys released their Detective Pikachu toy line at retailers this past week, SBJ goes over what you should and should not buy. Pokémon GO burnout seems real for some trainers in the community. We talk about the past Community Day and the upcoming egg event this week. Sword & Shield gets a brand new Steel-type move that a fan from Japan will get to name, we compare it to a past move that had a similar contest. Finally, what things bothered us in Pokémon games, like poison outside of battle, that we are happy that Game Freak addressed in future games.

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353 GO Fest Announcement

353 GO Fest Announcement

Let's talk about Master Trainers in Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee! With new Pokémon toys coming to Burger King, we talk about how the last time the BK had toys they were recalled to an unfortunate event. Pokémon GO Fest is coming back to Chicago and we talk about that. Pokémon GO is also taking another stab at the Legendary Lunch Hour. On top of that, we talk about a very expensive TCG card that you can buy for the low low cost of $3000.

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344 Pokémon Platinum Woes [Featuring Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb]

344 Pokémon Platinum Woes [Featuring Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb]

Featuring Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb (interview starts at 36 mins into the episode). Jan talks about his time with Pokémon GO and his thoughts and feelings on Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee. We also touch on Jan's history with the Pokémon series. After putting 40+ hours into Pokémon Platinum, SBJ expresses how the game doesn't feel unique compared to Pokémon Black & White or Pokémon X/Y. Pokémon GO news is upon us, with more Sinnoh Pokémon being added. Finally, if we had to erase one Pokémon forever, who would we pick? 

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002 Hello Kanto: Cerulean City, Misty

002 Hello Kanto: Cerulean City, Misty

Episode 002 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. In this episode, SBJ and Greg run down the balance between catching and battling. After we spent hours in Mt. Moon, we challenged the Nugget Bridge, met Bill, adored the bike store, and battled Misty. There is nothing but charm and delight in these games, but they are not without issues, we discuss the Poké Ball Plus, the pacing, and finding rare Pokémon. 

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