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  1. Lightning Energy

    On the Origin of Species: Cyndaquil, Quilava, and Typhlosion

    Part of the reason I love writing this column – other than my obvious love for the Pokémon series – is my amateur enthusiasm for biology. As Ian Malcolm said in Jurassic Park, “life finds a way”, and after 4.3 billion years, life has certainly settled into thousands upon thousands of niches...
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    On the Origin of Species: Remoraid & Octillery

    Sometimes a Pokémon’s inspiration is straightforward. One glance at Pidove, for example, easily shows it’s meant to be a pigeon. Others are slightly obtuse: Mightyena seems like it’s a wolf, but it’s based off a hyena. Then you have Pokémon where their origins aren’t very clear. Today’s...
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    On the Origin of Species: Rowlet, Dartrix, and Decidueye

    People end up liking a Pokémon for a variety of reasons. It could be due to how well the Pokémon performs in battle, particularly what types it has or what moves it learns. Generally, though, Pokémon become popular because of their design. A Pokémon’s physical appearance is the very first...
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    On the Origin of Species: Tyrunt & Tyrantrum

    Few creatures maintain a hold on impressionable imaginations as the dinosaurs. After first appearing around 230 million years ago, they became the dominant lifeform on Earth, evolving into a menagerie of sizes and designs. Ever since the discovery of a nearly complete Hadrosaurus fossil in 1858...
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    On the Origin of Species: Oshawott, Dewott, and Samurott

    I’ve enjoyed every main series Pokémon game I’ve played, but if I had to choose, Pokémon Black & White would be my absolute favorites. I’m still awed by how Game Freak pushed the Nintendo DS to its limits, providing us with beautiful environments: Castelia City’s towering skyscrapers, Unova’s...
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    On the Origin of Species: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur

    Some of the most iconic Pokémon are the ones you receive from the Professor at the beginning of the game. Known as “Starter Pokémon”, they are a beginning Trainer’s first partner that often sticks with them throughout their journey. Each generation’s starters are marketed intensely during that...
  7. Lightning Energy

    Ranked Battles Series 9 Regulations Announced

    The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) has released the new ruleset for competitive battles. These Series 9 rules will be standard for all competitions, including Ranked Battles, Players Cup events, and the Championship series, taking effect as of May 1st, 2021. These Series 9 rules are the...
  8. Lightning Energy

    2020 Pokémon World Championships Delayed to 2022

    Citing guidelines set by the World Health Organization, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and other national health authorities, The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) have announced they will be pushing the 2020 Pokémon World Championships back to 2022. The event will still be hosted...
  9. Lightning Energy

    Mint Condition Pokémon TCG Base Set Sells for $666K USD

    The Pokémon Trading Card Game has reached another price record, the third in only a handful of months, with a complete collection of the original Base Set selling for $666,000 United States Dollars on Goldin Auctions. The set had been professionally graded, and awarded a "PSA GEM-MT 10", or...
  10. Lightning Energy

    Uri Geller Allows Nintendo to Return Kadabra to the TCG

    Illusionist Uri Geller issued an apology for preventing Kadabra from appearing in the Pokémon Trading Card Game due to a lawsuit he filed in 2000. He has stated that he will now allow Kadabra cards to be printed again. In November 2000, Geller claimed that Kadabra was based on his likeness...
  11. Lightning Energy

    Former Rapper Logic Pays $226K for Rare Pokémon Card

    Logic performing at Grandoozy in 2018. When the Pokémon Trading Card Game was released in 1999, the cards had little to no value. As Pokémon's popularity surged, so did card prices. Most veteran Pokémon fans can name the most popular -- and expensive -- card from the Base Set expansion...
  12. Lightning Energy

    Pokémon Masters EX Hashtag Ought to be Capitalized

    Pokémon Masters, the latest mobile game, has received some tune-ups lately. With the addition of Eggs, new Sync Pairs, and new Story Events, it was only fitting that the game's name was adjusted to reflect the additions: Pokémon Masters EX. Naturally, in this age of social media, the official...
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    Japan now has 100 Pokémon manhole covers

    After they first began being installed last year, there are now a total of 100 different Pokémon manhole covers in Japan. The newest batch (seen below) are located in Serigaya Park, Machida, Tokyo, being the first of these covers to be located in the metropolitan area. Last year, Japan began...
  14. Lightning Energy

    New Pokémon TCG expansion Darkness Ablaze released

    Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze, the third major expansion in the Sword & Shield series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, was released on August 14, 2020. It is now available at participating retailers around the world. Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze features the debuts of the Legendary Pokémon...
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    TEEN: Operation Cloudburst

    Captain Blue & General Kross proudly present: Operation Cloudburst Rating: T for Teen Disclaimer: Pokemon is copyright its original owners. The authors only own the plot and original characters. Any representation of real persons, dead or alive, is purely coincidental unless it makes a damn...
  16. Lightning Energy

    Pokemon Trading Card Game for Game Boy Color

    "The greatest Pokémon Trading Card Game players of all time – the Grand Masters – are looking for one player worthy of inheriting the four rare, Legendary Pokémon Cards! Build new decks with the Auto Deck Machine, hone your skills on the Challenge Machine, and test your ability in the Challenge...
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    GEN VI: Looking for non-event non-Kalos legendaries for National Dex

    I've been working on the National Pokedex in X for a while, and I'm down to just needing all the non-event (ie. anything not named Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, etc.) and non-Kalos native (i.e. anything not named Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, or Mewtwo) legendaries. I’m...
  18. Lightning Energy

    TEEN: Dashes of Salt & Pepper (Chess & DualRival), Set I

    Just something I thought I'd post because Chessshipping is my favorite Pokemon ship, and it's just so much fun to write these characters. Characters/Pairings: Black/White, Cheren/Bianca Rating: T for vague instances of sex. Notes: Just wanted to see how well I could do with...
  19. Lightning Energy

    COMPLETE: Misty on a Flame with Rock and Rock [Pokeshipping One-Shot]

    Rating: T for Teen: Suitable for teens, 13 years and older, with some minor suggestive adult themes. Characters/Pairings: Ash/Satoshi & Misty/Kasumi Word Count: 1,069 Summary: It's really hard to take a nap when someone's playing guitar really, really loud. Author's Note: Just a fun little...
  20. Lightning Energy

    Challenger Approaching!

    Hello, all. Name's Blue (Captain is merely a title, it can be ignored). Anyways, I've been a Pokemon nerd since I was in the second grade (back in 1998 -- I know, I'm old), and I've been looking for a new forum community to join since I left the Serebii forums. So, I'll do my best to...