Category: Pokemon


It’s something every gamer seems to know when they pick up a new game, but it’s not something easily quantified or described: Is this a good game? Reviewers point to everything from graphics to sales to replay value and a list of features, but are any of those accurate measures of what makes a good game? I’ve given this question years of thought and here are the three essential factors that I think make up a good game.

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Pokemon Black & White have been out for just a few weeks now, so I’m betting that many of you who play have either beaten the main game or are getting close to doing so. At that point, you’re probably wondering, “What do I do now?” or, “How about some of that advanced training and battling I was doing in D/P/Pl/HG/SS?” Maybe you’re wondering where some good EV training hotspots are in this new generation. Well, have I got just the guide update for you…

 

 

 

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You may have checked out my previous guides regarding Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, but a new generation just hit the streets and with it comes new stuff that you should know if you want to be the very best. Consider this your introduction to Pokemon Black & White.

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Still wondering if you should buy Pokemon Black or Pokemon White as soon as it comes out? One little guy might help you make up your mind: Pokemon #000, Victini, who can only be downloaded at launch. Available by digital distribution via WiFi as early as launch on March 6th, this little Fire and Psychic type will only be available until April 10th, after which you’ll have to beg and barter for one from a friend.

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Last time, I covered the basics of important endgame concepts in pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver (also known as Generation IV). In this installment, I’ll cover how to procure those pokemon that will eventually become that unstoppable team that you want. In order to have a great team, you need to have great pokemon and this is the guide on how to get started.

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I’ve had several friends talk to me about pokemon lately, all of whom had the same questions that I had before I got into “endgame” material, and with the recent resurgence in HeartGold and SoulSilver as well as the announcement of Black and White I thought it might be a good idea to write up a guide or series of guides on endgame training/battling.

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New pokemon were announced today at Nintendo’s official site. Not just any pokemon either; the signature legendaries for Black and White, Reshiram and Zekrom (RAM and ROM?). Is it wrong to still be excited over this kind of stuff at my age? Pretty sure I’ll be going for Zekrom based on appearance alone, though I could yet be swayed by the logic of stats. Oh, RPGs and the magnetism of numbers.

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It’s old news as far as the age of Twitter and the internet go, but if you haven’t heard already, Yoshitaka Amano is making a movie called Zan. I don’t know about you, but Amano is my favorite graphic artist and I can’t wait for this one.

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