The Pokemon Blogspot!

A hub for everything related to your favorite creature collect-a-thon video game.

Who's That Pokemon?

From his early development as an awkward tank Pokemon to a modernized rendition of a Shinto legend dating back to the year 700, Hydreigon has a heck of a story to tell!

Who's That Pokemon?

Mawile is a very unique pokemon design from the days of ruby and sapphire. Her traditional Japanese roots run quite deep. I’ll share everything I know about the futakuchi-onna here!

Who's That Pokemon?

Behind the dreary eyes of every Froslass is a truly unique story to tell. Let’s dive into another yokai origin story that spawned early in the Muromachi period!

Who's That Pokemon?

The story of the Baku dates back to 8th century China. It’s a very unique creature that has held strong throughout the ages of Japanese history. It’s also the influence for these two Psychic-type Pokemon evolutionary lines!

Who's That Pokemon?

Learn more about what on Earth inspired Sugimori to create the poster-child of derpy Pokemon design. It may surprise you that an old Yokai legend was to blame!

Who's That Pokemon?

I’ll be breaking Kitsune lore into multiple posts. I think readers deserve a ton of information about Kitsune lore! The river runs deep with this one, folks. Grab a seat and hop on in.

Who's That Pokemon?

We’ll dive into the folklore that inspired our shifty little friend Zoroark. He’s a fox Pokemon with attitude, and it turns out that kitsune can have a little attitude, too!

Who's That Pokemon?

Delphox presents an opportunity to tie kitsune legends to our western fantasy realms, obsession with wizardry, and, to a lesser extent, our awkward fascination with the ‘magical girls’ genre.

The Indigo Plateau

The first step to success in online Pokemon matches is learning how to maximize the potential for each member on your team! Here we’ll cover everything you need to know about breeding efficiently.

The Indigo Plateau

I polled some statistics from the Pokemon metagame where all bans were lifted. Let’s take a look at how well your favorites stacked up in terms of usage in a format with all of Pokemon’s hardest hitters!

The Indigo Plateau

Here we will compare Rain Dance teams to other forms of weather in Pokemon Sw/Sh. From beneficial abilities to sweeper type-coverage, to overall speed!

Competitive Spotlight

Landorus will always be popular. He’s the most evergreen threat across all Pokemon formats. The sooner we can come to terms with that, the sooner we can prepare!

Game Freak Geek Out

A lot of people show favoritism toward the art style of their first Pokemon generation. Here we’ll take a look at the original design philosophies of Pokemon, and where those ideas shifted.

Game Freak Geek Out

Ever wonder how Game Freak landed on such an outlandish developer name? Ever wonder how they came to be? Get those answers and so much more in this post of their heroic tale.

Game Freak Geek Out

The merchandising mountain sits high when it comes to Pokemon’s ever-growing roster. But, even still, there has to be an award-winning formula that makes it all tick, right?

Game Freak Geek Out

Amp up the difficulty on your next Pokemon playthrough today! Here is a list of 25 creative Nuzlocke ideas. If you don’t know what the heck i’m typing about, click anyway! It’ll be fun!

Game Freak Geek Out

Maybe our expectations were a little bit high, but I still stand by my statement that Sword and Shield were the worst Pokemon games to date! Here’s why:

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While we’ve moved on from the days of Pokemon sprites and empty gym battles, generation 8 proved to make Pokemon less interactive than ever before.

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Joey is notorious for his incessant rambling about his one dear Pokemon. Are his claims true or are they a fluke? Let’s see what the numbers have to say.

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Let me share a tale from ancient GSC-era days, back when the world was still in black and white and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Back when Dodrio was a competitive powerhouse!

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I’ve been hearing a lot of news sites source that Pokemon are stored in a special part of the brain. Here, I’ll disprove that and let you know the actal breakthrough of the study! This one’s a bit steep!