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[OWLS Blog Tour] We All Live in a Pokemon World: An Ode to Pokemon III

Hey Hey Heroes, Travelers, and Wandering NPCs, its been awhile since I participated in one of these OWLS Blog Tours. But, when I read the prompt for this month’s tour, I just knew I had to participate.

Here at OWLS, we are pretty thankful that we are able to come together as a community and share a love and appreciation for anime and manga. This month we will be showcasing our appreciation by giving a shout out post to our favorite manga artists, creators, production companies, and writers who produced some of our favorite works. We will be discussing our favorite works by these creators and our reasons as to why we appreciate them.

November 2018 Blog Tour Prompt

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, each and every member of the OWLS team has been sharing things they are thankful for; from content creators to specific series to personal stories, each member has taken this month’s topic and made it their own. Just before me, Flow wrote about two visual novels that left a huge impact on their life, so check that out if you haven’t already! Next on the 28th is Scott, so definitely keep your eyes peeled for that soon!

For my post, I’m going to write about a topic I have written about at length several times before, but is no less important to me… Pokemon!

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I have been in love with the world of Pokemon since I was eleven years old when I received my first ever Pokemon game, Pokemon Crystal Versionmaybe even before that, since I have fond memories of watching the Pokemon anime on Kids WB when I was a kid… I never missed an episode, I was enamored with Ash’s Pokemon journey and the adventures he had each week with Misty, Brock, and his best friend Pikachu. I remember wishing I too could embark on my own Pokemon Journey one day, a dream I fear I have never quite given up hope of making a reality.

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My Top 10 Favorite Generation Six Pokemon

It’s been a long time since I wrote my last Pokemon Top 10 list, I originally intended to have all of these posts done before the release of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, but one thing lead to another… ah well, better late than never! This time around, I’ll be covering my Top Ten Gen  6 Pokémon. So let’s get this party started…

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The sixth generation games brought Pokemon to the third dimension with improved 3D graphics and a whole host of interactive features! While liked all of the new advancements and features added to the Gen VI games, I wasn’t quite so impressed with all the new Pokemon that were introduced this time around… they just weren’t as memorable. In fact, I think this was the generation with the fewest new Pokemon rounding out at just 72 critters to capture.

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My Top 10 Favorite Generation Five Pokemon

It’s been awhile, but I’m back again with yet another Top 10 Pokémon list! This time around, I’ll be covering my Top Ten Gen  5 Pokémon. So let’s get this party started…

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The fifth generation games renewed my love of the Pokémon series! Both Black and White and their sequels had a much more dramatic narrative than any of the previous Pokemon titles. In terms of storytelling, the fifth generation games were some of the best Pokemon games to date… excluding Pokémon Sun and Moon. However, I have to say that I was not a huge fan of all of the Pokemon introduced in these games… Out of the 156 new Pokémon introduced in Black and White, I really only liked a handful of them. In fact, my team in Black mostly consisted of Pokémon from previous generations, so this wasn’t an easy list to write. But, this was a much easier list to write that the Gen Four list, so silverlinings…

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PokeNews: Meloetta Distribution

Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now at the end of the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since we started this thing back in February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of Pokken Tournament! We’ve got ten truly awesome legendary Pokemon under our belts already. This has been an amazing year for Pokemon and I almost don’t want it to end,  but regardless it’s time to push forward to the last legendary, with December‘s Meloetta release!

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Meloetta, the Melody Pokemon, with two forms. While in its Aria Form, Meloetta is a Normal/Psychic and when in its Pirouette Form, it becomes a Normal/Fighting type. The second, Pirouette Form is activated by using the move Relic Song during battle, but will revert back when switched out or at the end of the battle.

There has only been one past distribution event for Meloetta, in 2013 for Black 2 and White 2. So if you missed your chance to get Meloetta back then, now is your chance.

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[Announcement] Out Exploring Alola…

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Since Pokemon Sun and Moon was released today, I’m cancelling this week’s Fangirl Moment post so I can play it! I probably could have written a quick Fangirl Friday post last night or right now while I wait for my local Gamestop to open, but when I try to force them they never seem to come out right…

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But, that is besides the point, the fact of the matter is that I am putting everything on hold while I play Pokemon Moon. So don’t expect much from me in the next few days, as I will be busy exploring Alola!

As of right now, the Last Week Today post for 11/13 to 11/19 isn’t cancelled… but, we’ll see how that goes come Sunday.

PokeNews: Genesect Distribution

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Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now ten months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of Pokken Tournament! We’ve got nine legendary Pokemon under our belts already, we’re on the home stretch now, so let’s push forward with November‘s  release: Genesect!

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been waiting all year for this Pokemon to be released! Genesect, the Paleozoic Pokemon, is a bug/steel type. While, it doesn’t evolve, Genesect can utilize Drives that change the type of elemental blast when using the move Techno Blast. This Pokemon was created through several modifications devised by Team Plasma and it is the last Pokemon of the Unova region.

Genesect was released only once, through a WiFi event for Black 2 and White 2. So if you missed your chance to get Genesect back in 2012, now is your chance.

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Take a Trip to the Sunny Alola Region: Pokémon Sun and Moon Special Demo

It’s exactly one month before the official  Nov. 18th North American release of the new seventh generation Pokémon  games Sun and Moon and Nintendo has a special surprise for us… a special demo!! As if the slew of recent Sun and Moon leaks and reveals weren’t enough to wet your appetites for Gen 7, the new demo is here to hold you over until the official release!

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Right now you can download the demo from the Nintendo eShop for free! All players who download the demo will be able to obtain a special Pokémon that can be transferred over to the either Sun and Moon upon their release in November. The special Pokémon, Ash’s Greninja is modeled after the Pokémon owned by the anime only protagonist, Ash Ketchum. But, that’s just one of the many perks the demo has to offer and I’m going to cover them all in this special Pokémon Sun and Moon demo review!!

*Update [10/19]: I want to give a shoutout to Phya, she definitely helped me out with the 3DS screencap issue, I’ll definitely be using it for future 3DS game reviews!!

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PokeNews: Volcanion Distribution

Here we are again with another PokeNews report! In honor of the release of the nineteenth Pokemon feature length film, Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, Nintendo is holding a Special Volcanion Distribution!!

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Volcanion, the Steam Pokemon, is a Fire/Water type legendary Pokemon and although it has not been featured in any of the main series games it is still considered one of the sixth generation Pokemon. Volcanion is able to use the water stored within it’s body to create steam, which it shoots from the connected cannons on its back.  Like Hoopa and Magiana, Volcanion was leaked in Coro Coro Magazine prior to it’s official GameFreak reveal.

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PokeNews: Keldeo Distribution

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Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now nine months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since we started this thing back in February, from the announcement of Sun and Moon to the release of Pokemon GO! We’ve got eight legendary Pokemon under our belts already, but it’s time to push forward another legendary, with October’s Keldeo release!!

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Keldeo, the Colt Pokemon, is a water/fighting type introduced in Pokemon Black and White. It along with Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion makes up the Swords of Justice. Like Shaymin, Keldeo has two forms, Normal and Resolute. In order to activate it’s resolute form, Keldeo must be brought the Pledge Grove. Once there the Sword of Justice Pokemon will appear and teach Keldeo Secret Sword, triggering the change. As long as Keldeo knows Secret Sword, it will retain it’s Resolute form.

There were two past events for Keldeo, once in 2012 for Black and White and a second time in 2013 for Black 2 and White 2. So if you missed your chance to get Keldeo back then, now is your chance.

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My Top 10 Favorite Generation Four Pokemon

It’s September and I’m back again with yet another Top 10 Pokemon list! This time around, I’ll be covering my Top Ten Gen 4 Pokemon. So let’s get this party started…

I don’t really have the fondest memories of the Fourth Generation, by the time Diamond and Pearl rolled around I was becoming more and more disillusioned  with Pokemon in general…*sigh* there, I said it…I almost gave up on Pokemon. I guess I was getting older, and the games just weren’t as fun as they used to be, in fact, the fourth generation is my least favorite Pokemon generation. The only truly redeeming part of the generation was the reboot of Gen 2 with the releases of Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver! I can’t even tell you much about the Sinnoh other than the fact that the Underground was a gold mine for fossil hunters! Oh and those really weird and random evolutions for Tangela, Electabuzz, and Magmar… But, yeah…Sinnoh introduced us to 107 brand new Pokemon, and I’ll be picking just 10 of them. So without further ado, my Top Ten Gen 4 Pokemon!!


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Fangirl Moment: Pokemon 2000

TGIF! Here we are again with another Fangirl Friday! This week I’m going to talk about one of my favorite movies from when I was a kid (and now too)! Today’s post is all about the second Pokemon film, Pokémon: The Movie 2000: The Power of One or Pokemon 2000 for short!

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This has and shall forever be my favorite Pokemon movie, and before you all start in on how great Pokemon The First Movie is… I know it’s great, I love it too, but I like Pokemon 2000 slightly more and that’s that. Besides you should know this already, but despite technically being from the “Gen I” generation of Pokemon fans, I started my Pokemon journey in Johto. If you want to read more on that, I wrote a whole post about it, HERE.

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PokeNews: Victini Distribution

 

Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now eight months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since we started this thing back in February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of Pokken Tournament! We’ve got seven legendary Pokemon under our belts already, but it’s time to push forward another legendary, with September’s Victini release!

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Victini, the Victory Pokemon, is a psychic/fire type introduced in Pokemon Black and White. Despite being Pokemon 494, Victini sports a Pokedex #000. Victini is said to bring victory to the trainer that it befriends, it also has the ability to generate and share energy.

Victini was originally released through a celebratory movie event event back in 2012. So if you missed your chance to get Victini back then, now is your chance.

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If I were a Gym Leader: My Pokemon Gym-Pokemon Tag

2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon and since February the Pokemon Company has been pulling out all of the stops to set the world aflame with Pokemon fever. From the announcement of Pokemon Sun and Moon to the release of the Pokemon Go mobile app, this has been a good year for Pokemon fans (old and new)!

So if you guys will remember back to the 7/3-7/9 Last Week Today post’s Blogger Spotlight, I talked about Magnitude Reviews and their post Pokemon Sun and Moon: My Pokemon Gym. In that post they describe their ideal Pokemon Gym in great detail, from the design of the gym to the types of Pokemon they’d use. As a long time Pokemon fan I thought it was a very fun post… but what I didn’t know was that this was a tag post. So imagine my surprise, when I received a Twitter notification letting me know that I’d been tapped to make a post of my own. So, thank you Matt-in-the-Hat for tagging me!! XD You can read Matt’s post, My Pokemon Gym- Pokemon Tag, by clicking the link. 

The concept for this post came from youtuber Bird Keeper Toby, who made a video detailing what their Pokemon gym would be like if they were a Pokemon Gym Leader! So check out the video below:

Okay so now that that’s out of the way, here’s what I’d want my own Pokemon Gym to be like if I were a Pokemon Gym Leader!!


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PokeNews: Arceus Distribution

Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now seven months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of Pokken Tournament! We’ve got six legendary Pokemon under our belts already, but it’s time to push forward with the Pokemon god Arceus and August’s  release!

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Arceus, the Alpha Pokemon, also known as the “Original One” is said to be the creator of the entire Pokemon universe and god in its own right. Despite being a normal type, its ability Multitype, when coupled with any one of the Plate items allows Arceus to change its type at will. It is the leader of the fourth generation lake guardians and the creation trio, and thought to be the first Pokemon (which contradicts the Mew myth).

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 29: An anime I wish was real

Oh my gosh, the second to last post, I can’t believe I actually pulled off 29 consecutive Anime Challenge posts so far… I thought I’d have slipped up by now, but it never happened! So, today I’m supposed to talk about an anime that I wished was real…

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I’m not much of a fighter, so my pick isn’t Naruto or Bleach or anything like that… I considered a reverse harem anime, because why not… but, stringing along all those bishies at once just seems like a lot more work than I want to deal with. So I went with something that I’ve been hoping for since I was eight years old! So, my pick for an anime that I wish were real is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 18: My Favorite Supporting Female Anime Character

So today I’m talking about my favorite supporting female anime character… I dunno what it is, but it is harder for me to choose my favorite female characters. You’d think that being a woman would make choosing a favorite female character easy but I don’t really rate female characters, so this was kind of a hard choice for me…

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Then it hit me, I knew exactly which character I wanted to write about! Most of you could argue that this character is technically a main character since she appears in a majority of her anime’s episodes. But, the main focus of an anime character is mostly on another character. So my pick for my favorite supporting female anime character is…

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PokeNews: Shaymin Distribution

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Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now six months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of Pokken Tournament! We’ve got five legendary Pokemon under our belts already, but it’s time to push forward another legendary from the Fourth Generation of Pokemon games, with July’s Shaymin release!

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Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokemon, is a grass type (grass/flying when in Sky form) introduced in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. While it doesn’t evolve and cannot breed, Shaymin has the ability to switch between two forms: Land and Sky. This ability is activated using the Gracidea key item. However, Shaymin will transform from Sky to Land at night, if the Pokemon is frozen, or if it is deposited into a PC.

Shaymin has been released through event before. So if you missed your chance to get Shaymin from one of the earlier events, now is your chance.

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30 Day Anime Challenge-Day 1: My First Anime

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?

Think about that for a minute,  I’ll wait…got your answer? Okay good! Well let’s take this same scenario and apply it to anime.

If a child watches an anime but doesn’t know it’s an anime, is it still considered their first anime?

Like many of you my first exposure to anime were those shown on Cartoon Network’s Toonami or on Kids WB after school. You guys know what I’m talking about, the big three: Sailor Moon, DragonBall Z, and Pokemon. Just about every 90’s kid remembers plopping down in front of the TV after school to watch one of these three shows, but back then they were little more than your typical cartoons. Sure the art was different, but for all intents and purposes, I thought they were cartoons. I didn’t find out until much later that they were even called anime, let alone what an anime was in the first place. So even now it’s hard for me to even think about them as anime, I still think of them as cartoons… So when I read that I had to talk about my first anime, I was at a bit of a loss for what to do. Sure, I could write at length about Sailor Moon or Pokemon, which are technically tied as my first anime, but that doesn’t sit well with me. I consider my first anime to be the first show that I actually knew was an anime when I first watched it, so my “first” anime is…..

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My Top 10 Favorite Generation Three Pokemon

So, it’s June and here we are again with another Pokemon Top 10 list! This time we’ll be covering my top 10 generation III Pokemon! While it was universally panned, upon it’s first release, the Advanced Generation of Pokemon games ushered in a shift in the Pokemon series. Not only where Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald not compatible with the first two generations, but it was the first time you could not catch ’em all, which pissed a lot of people off back then. But, for me the Hoenn region is a fond childhood memory, a tropical paradise that introduced us to 135 brand new Pokemon. Each design of the Hoenn Pokemon spoke volumes about the island and it’s rich natural resources. But, for this list I had to pick just 10, and believe me it was no easy feat!

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PokeNews: Manaphy Distribution

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Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now five months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of digital release of the original Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow! And last month we had not one, but four seperate Pokemon distributions!!!

We’ve got four legendary Pokemon under our belts already, but it’s time to spring forward with another legendary from the Fourth Generation of Pokemon games, with June’s Manaphy release!

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Manaphy, the Seafaring Pokemon, is a water type pokemon and the last pokemon introduced before the release of Platinum. This Pokemon is unique from other legendary pokemon in that it is the only legendary that can breed. However, all of Manaphy’s offspring are Phione, so this is really a  two for one distribution! Manaphy has the signiture move, Heart Swap, in which the user switches any increases/decreases in stats with its opponent. Like the others before it Manaphy had its own movie, Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

There were several Manaphy events over the years, but the one that comes to mind the first is the Pokemon Ranger Egg Event. Players who owned a copy of Pokemon Ranger could trade over a special Event Manaphy egg to any of the fourth generation games. So whether you took part in any of the earlier events or like me, you missed out on getting Manaphy from one of the earlier events, now is your chance.

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My Top 10 Favorite Generation Two Pokemon

So Johto is where I started my Pokemon Journey, so this is the generation nearest and dearest to my heart. This is where my love of Pokemon began, and this was probably the hardest list to write for me. So, since today is the day of my graduation, I thought it only fitting to put out this list today! Kind of a Throwback Thursday post!

Generation two introduced us a brand new region to discover and 100 new Pokemon love. It was originally planned as the ending of the Pokemon series…Anyone who has battled Red on top of Mt. Silver, knows just how epic that ending would have been… Each of these amazing Pokemon has a special place in heart!


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PokeNews: Special Pokemon Moon and Sun Announcement

Five minutes before: Today at 8AM, Nintendo is making an announcement concerning the seventh generation of Pokemon games, Pokemon Moon and Sun!!! I wonder what the announcement is going to be about. Since the Nintendo Direct reveal back in February, there have been a ton of leaks and theories surrounding the next generation of games. This will be the first official announcement put out by Nintendo! I wonder what the announcement will be about!


So the big announcement was the trailer for the game, which finally revealed the three starters for the game!

Which so far look interesting, I’m especially interested in Litten, but a grass owl is a very interesting choice so, I also have my eye on Rowlet! I’m really curious to see their evolved forms though!

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PokeNews: Legendary Bird Trio Distribution

Hey Pokemon Trainers! I don’t know what is going on with Nintendo and the Pokemon Company this month, but I hope they keep it up! I’m back again to tell you about another, Legendary distribution! This time, they are giving us the Legendary Bird Trio from Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow. But, if I know you guys, you’re probably saying, “I already have those guys, I don’t need them again.” Well to that I say, Hidden Abilities! That’s right this time around, each of the Legendary Birds come with their Hidden Abilities!

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PokeNews: Shiny Xerneas and Shiny Yveltal Mystery Gift Event

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Hey fellow Pokemon Trainers, boy do I have some news for you! I just found out that on top of the Darkrai and Zygarde distributions I already wrote about, Nintendo has decided to gift us with some more goodies!

That’s right PokeFans, Nintendo and the Pokemon Company are giving away Shiny Versions of the Pokemon X and Y Mascots, Xerneas and Yveltal! Both Pokemon were introduced in Pokemon X and Y back in 2013!

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PokeNews: Special Zygarde Mystery Gift Distribution

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Hey Pokemon Trainers! I have a Special Pokemon Announcement just for you! For a limited time only you can get the Legendary Pokemon Zygarde through the Mystery Gift function in Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X, and Y! The Pokemon Company really snuck this one under the radar, a few days ago as there have been no announcements about it from them to date. However it is speculated to be in connection with the recent appearance of Zygarde in the Pokemon anime!

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This is a hard to find Pokemon! You’ll be the envy of your friends with this Zygarde.

 

Zygarde, the Order Pokemon, is a dragon/ground type first introduced in Pokemon X and Y. Trainers can catch this Pokemon in-game from deep within the Terminus Cave on Route 18 after entering the Hall of Fame, in either X or Y. Zygarde is said to monitor the conditions of the Kalos ecosystem from deep within the cave where it lives. If it senses an imbalance, Zygarde will appear and correct it by activating it’s secret power. Zygarde has three distinct forms: the 50% forme, 10% forme, and Complete forme. Zygarde is the only known Pokémon that can learn Land’s Wrath.

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PokeNews: Darkrai Distribution

This distribution event is over, but feel free to read this post anyway! If you still have yet to enter your serial numbers into your games, you have until August 31, 2016 to do so. After this date the serial code will be void! Also check the bottom of the post for information about future Pokemon 20 Legendary Distribution Events! Check back on the first of each month for information about the newest Pokemon 2016 Legendary Distribution Event Pokemon!

Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now four months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of digital release of the original Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow! We’ve got three legendary Pokemon under our belts already, but it’s time to spring forward and into the Fourth Generation of Pokemon games, with May’s Darkrai release!

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Darkrai, the Pitch-Black Pokemon, is a dark type introduced in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Darkrai is part of the Lunar Duo with fellow fourth Gen Legendary, Cresselia.  It is known to inhabit dreams, causing its victims to experience never ending nightmares. But, Darkrai isn’t all bad, the nightmares it causes are only created as a means of protecting itself. However, the nightmares caused by Darkrai can only be expelled by Cresselia and the Lunar Wing. It’s signature ability Bad Dream, which saps the HP of any sleeping pokemon, makes Darkrai a formidable opponent in any battle. Like the others before it Darkrai had its own movie, Rise of Darkrai.

Darkrai was released back in 2009, through a special item distribution event. During the event, players would receive the key item Member Card in Platinum through the Mystery Gift feature. The Member Card would then allow players to access the harbor in Canalave City and ride a ferry to Newmoon Island. Once there the player will encounter a booming voice and black out, once awake Darkrai will be added to your party. There was also a second event, where you could transfer over Darkrai from Pokemon Ranger:Shadows of Almia. So if you missed your chance to get Darkrai from one of the earlier events, now is your chance.

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My Top 10 Favorite Generation One Pokemon

I absolutely love Pokemon, it has been the mainstay in my life and one of the few things to stand the test of time. Pokemon is a huge nostalgia trip for me. So in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon, I will be releasing a Top 10 Favorite Pokemon list for each generation of Pokemon.

So lets channel my inner child as we travel through time back to the Kanto region! Back then, there were only 150 Pokemon, and for this list I’m going to choose just 10 of them. Each Pokemon on this list holds a special place in my heart!


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PokeNews: Jirachi Distribution

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Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now three months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of Pokken Tournament! We’ve got two legendary Pokemon under our belts already, but it’s time to spring forward and into the Advanced Generation of Pokemon games, with April’s Jirachi release!

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Jirachi, the Wish Pokemon, is a steel/psychic type from Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Jirachi hibernate for a thousand years, during this time it is said that any wish written on the notes attached to its head will be granted once it awakens. Jirachi is also the only Pokemon capable of learning Doom Desire, which is its signature move. Like Mew and Celebi before it Jirachi had its own movie, Jirachi: Wish Makerthe one with the pretty lullaby.

Jirachi has been released before in two seperate Ruby and Sappire Events, so this will be the first time Jirachi will be available outside of its original games. I had one as a child, but that was only because I owned an Action Replay. So if you missed your chance to get Jirachi from one of the earlier events, now is your chance.

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PokeNews: Regis PokeBank Distribution

So I know I’m late with this, but better late than never! For a limited time only, trainers with the Pokemon Bank downloaded on their Nintendo 3DS system can now get Regirock, Regice, and Registeel through Pokemon Link!

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The Legendary Golems, aka the Regi Trio, were first introduced in the original Gameboy Advanced games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and are obtainable in game.

In the Hoenn Generation III games and the remakes, the player must first unlock the tombs which hold the three titans by solving the puzzle in the Sealed Chamber. Only after doing this will they then be obtainable. Regirock is found in the Desert Ruins on Route 111. To encounter Regirock, the player must walk two steps to the right, two steps down and then use Strength or walk two steps to the left, then two steps down and use Rock Smash. Regice is found in the Island Cave on Route 105, and to encounter it, the player must wait two minutes in front of the sign or walk a counterclockwise lap around the walls of the cave. Registeel is found in the Ancient Tomb on Route 120, and it is necessary to go to the middle of the room and use Fly or Flash to open its cave.

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But as you can see…it’s a rather complicated process. So if you want to avoid all of that and you have the Pokemon Bank, you can get all three are the three at lv 50! Each Pokemon will come fully loaded with the following movesets:

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PokeNews: Celebi Distribution

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So here we are coming off of the Pokemon high that was February, with Pokemon 20 dishing out more goodies! Today, March is the second month of the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Releases! This month’s legendary is none other than the Gen II Pokemon, Celebi!

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Non-Japanese second genners are still a little miffed about the unused GS Ball Event in the original Crystal version. I’m still a little sore about that to this day, but the remakes, Heart Gold and Soul Silver eventually kind of rectified the situation. During the event trainers would have received a mysterious GS Ball, which upon placing it in the shrine in the Ilex Forest would trigger the appearance of the legendary Pokemon Celebi.

Celebi, the Time Travel Pokemon, is a Psychic Grass type Pokemon. It has been released several times before, most recently for Pokemon X and Y in 2014 during a Pokemon Bank Event. So if you missed your chance to get Celebi from one of the earlier events, now is your chance.

The Celebi Event will be a Nintendo WiFi Distribution and will take place between March 1st to 24th 2016. In order to obtain Celebi, players must have a 3DS or New 3DS, and Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire.

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PokeNews: [Nintendo Pokemon Direct Announcement] Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun are a GO!

So I thought I’d document my thoughts before the Special 20th Anniversary Pokemon Direct Announcement…I really dunno what to think, earlier this week sites leaked that Nintendo obtained copyrights to Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun, speculating that these are the titles of the 7th generation of Pokemon games. A new game would be awesome, I dunno what to expect but I know it’s gonna be big!


 

Feb 27th 1996 was the exact date that Pokemon Red and Blue were released exactly 20 years ago. And to commemorate that they had a really sweet and nostalgic video showing people playing pokemon in all of its iterations.

HOLY SHIT A NEW GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pokemon_sun_moon.0.0They Officially announced Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun for 3DS later this year! I am so excited right now I can’t contain it! They also announced the digital release of the original Red, Blue, and Yellow with access to the Pokemon Bank so we can finally trade pokemon from the original games to the newer games!

Are you guys excited about Pokemon20? What about Pokemon Go? Feel free to comment and share, and as always THANK YOU for reading!

PokeNews: A New Legendary Pokemon!?

So while browsing my Facebook trending topics, I stumbled upon this blip on NintendoNews, about a brand new legendary Pokemon, Magearna. I dunno how I feel about this one…don’t we have enough legendary Pokemon already?

So apparently the Pokemon was created by humans over 500 years ago and will make it’s debut in a brand new Pokemon movie set to be released later this year. It kind of reminds me of a music box… I’m not overly thrilled by this announcement, but I will withhold serious judgement until more information is available about the Pokemon.

What do you think about the new Pokemon? Do you think GameFreak will even distribute the Pokemon outside of Japan? Are you guys excited about Pokemon20? What about Pokemon Go? Feel free to comment and share, and as always THANK YOU for reading!

PokeNews:Happy Birthday MewTwo

I know I’m really late with this, but I got caught up with a really tricky data recoding assignment…

So I know that February is Mew Distribution Month, but I want to take a moment to celebrate another special Pokemon event! As many Pokemon fans know, today, Feb. 6th is the birthday of the Legendary Pokemon MewTwo.

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If any of you guys have ever been to the Pokemon Mansion on Cinnabar Island, then you may be familiar with a series of cryptic journals spread out throughout the building. The journals tell of the events surrounding the capture of Mew, the experimentation on Mew, and the subsequent birth and escape of MewTwo.

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PokeNews: Mew Distribution

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So for all of you guys out there that still play Pokemon, today, February 1st is a special day. Today marks the first day of the 11 month Pokemon 20th Anniversary’s Legendary Pokemon Releases. So If you missed the other Legendary Events in the past, 2016 is your year! To kick things off February is Mew Month!

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The Event only legendary, First Genners remember Mew for it’s complicated glitch cheat and for being the cause of MewTwo’s identity crisis in the first Pokemon movie. This cute pink Psychic type is one of my favorite legendary Pokemon, it’s such a versatile Pokemon with the ability to learn just about every Pokemon move (minus some Pokemon exclusives). I had a Mew in Gen 1, but because of the lack of forward trading beyond Gen 2, the poor dear was left behind in Pokemon Yellow. So finally after all these years I can finally obtain Mew!

The Mew Event will be a Serial Code Distribution and will take place between February 1st to 24th 2016 at participating U.S. Gamestop locations (I’m not sure about other countries). In order to use the distribution code, players must have a 3DS or New 3DS, and Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire.

If you want more info about the other Pokemon Events for 2016, check…..

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I herd u liek…Hoenn: An Ode to Pokemon II

2016 marks 20 years of Pokemon…Twenty years, has it really been that long?! Twenty years later and I still love Pokemon. I don’t think I’ll ever not love Pokemon…So with that being said, nostalgia has struck again, as I have said before in an earlier post, Johto and the Gen 2 Pokemon games were my first introduction to the Pokemon world…Johto is where I fell in love with Pokemon, but it wasn’t until Gen 3 that I really began to get serious about it.

Prior to the release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (ORAS), the third generation of Pokemon was generally panned upon it’s initial release. Some fans even credit Ruby and Sapphire for bringing about the beginning of Franchise Fatigue.

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Year End Wrap-Up: Starting 2016 in New Bark Town

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I smell adventure on the horizon…

So with 2016 less than a day away and the start of my final semester looming on the horizon, I thought it was the right time for a year end wrap-up….

First, I wanna say thank you! This is my first year blogging and I am super grateful to everyone for embracing me with open arms. I’m not so great with this sort of thing, my writing tends to be rather direct and to the point, but I want to say THANK YOU for reading my awkwardly random ramblings about otome and Pokemon, and whatever else popped into my noodle this year… I’ve said this before, but none of my friends care about otome/otoge, so it’s super special awesome to have found a community of otoge fans through my blog. You guys have really made me feel welcome! I have had a lot of fun learning, talking, blogging and reading this year.

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THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!

So enough of that mushy stuff, lol…This is the final step of my masters program, so next year is going to be full of new beginnings! So for me 2016 will be my New Bark Town stage. For those of you who don’t follow Pokemon or just don’t remember Johto, here’s a refresher:

New Bark Town is the hometown of the protagonist in the second and fourth generation Pokemon games (that’s Gold, Silver, Crystal, Heart Gold, and Soul Silver). It’s where I started my Pokemon Journey so many years ago and it remains a place of anticipation and excitement for me even as an adult.

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I am ready for whatever is coming in 2016, to be honest I don’t anticipate the New Year to be perfect, that’s why I keep a my Potions and Revives handy. But, I am ready to give it my best shot, even if I sometimes make things worse, I’ll keep pushing ahead, ‘cus, that’s what heroes do…So here’s to breaking it in 2016, and every year to come…Sometimes you have to break it to make it…

So About Blogging…

I still have a lot of games and things in my backlog, so expect more Rants, Reviews, and, Ramblings in the future! (Maybe I’ll buy a PSP Vita when I get home, so I can finally play Code: Realize!?) Blogging has been so much fun and I can’t wait to keep it up in 2016!

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See ya’ll in 2016!!!

Happy Holidays!!

Like the big kid that I am, I am at home in Georgia for the holidays…I love coming home! I have three younger brothers and I miss the noise and craziness of home when I’m away. So every year I come home around this time of year to recapture some of that craziness….and for the delicious food my Mom makes!

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So far I have played Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon with my brothers (I hate to admit that they are way better than me). We took a trip to McDonald’s the other day to get the Hoopa event pokemon too… I love seeing them and I will miss them dearly when I have to go back to school….

So what do the holidays mean to me?

Family! No matter how big I get, I will always find time to come home and see my family. It’s important now more than ever, since two out of my three bros are going to be attending college in the Fall, and the youngest is on his way out too…might as well pin them down while I can!

So to everyone out there I hope your holiday season is full of family, food, and GAMES!

Hit me right in the Childhood: An Ode to Pokemon

So recently I’ve been having a strong bout of childhood nostalgia. Maybe it has something to do with my graduation date looming menacingly on the horizon…or maybe it’s my inner adult trying desperately to win against my dogged reluctance to admit I am an adult (if that makes sense?)

Nothing hits me in the childhood like Pokemon…as you can no doubt tell I LOVE Pokemon. Pokemon Crystal was my first game ever. I still remember unwrapping my brand new Electric Purple Gameboy Color, bright and early on that rainy Christmas morning, that seems like a lifetime ago. I’m grinning as I write this, it was such a momentous occasion back then, definitely on par with opening a PS4/ Xbox One. Then I remember turning to the slightly smaller box, the excitement and anticipation raised to a fever pitch as my small shaking fingers unwrapped the game that sparked my love of games: Pokemon Crystal.

Unlike most of my peers, I didn’t start my Pokemon journey in Kanto, no I started in Johto. It wasn’t until a few years later that I discovered Red, Blue, and Yellow version. But in that moment I didn’t care that there was a First generation, I was too busy falling in love with the beauty and splendor that was Johto.

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Just look at it!

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Your very own Pokémon legend is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventures with Pokémon awaits! Let’s go!

I have been meaning to do something with this blog for awhile now, but could never find the energy time to do anything about it. To be honest there won’t really be any rhyme or reason to this, I’m just going to post what I like when I like. Most posts will be about otome games, anime, movies, tv shows, books, school stuff, etc. This is really a place for me to get my thoughts and opinions out there, so either you like it or you don’t (but I hope you do).

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