It's Super Effective: A Pokemon Podcast


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 Jul 23, 2019
Best Pokémon podcast. I look forward to it every week

LH Almeida
 May 28, 2019
Best Pokémon podcast ever. nice people, nice content, even better community at Slack.


It's Super Effective is a weekly Pokémon podcast that covers news and information on Pokémon GO, the Pokémon anime, and the video games (such as Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, as well as, Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee). The podcast also talks about battling, Shiny Hunting, the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon merchandise and more! While the show is mostly news focused, we cover listener e-mails, and in-depth Pokémon trivia! The podcast also reaches out to other media personalities about Pokémon. It's Super Effective is an award-winning podcast and one of the most downloaded Pokémon-based podcasts on the web. It's Super Effective is dedicated to bringing unique, creative Pokémon content on the internet.

Episode Date
New Pokémon Snap Release Date

New Pokémon Snap arrives this April! We go over the trailer and our thoughts on the sequel to the loved N64 version of the game. Pokémon GO wins a lawsuit, someone in Europe gets fined for playing GO, and we find out just how much money GO made in 2020. Pokémon's 25th Anniversary starts soon, and to kick it off, Katy Perry will be headlining some music project for the year. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:08:50 - Pokémon GO Ticket 
00:14:30 - Pokémon GO Lawsuit
00:17:30 - 2020 Pokémon GO Revenue 
00:20:00 - Generation 3 Week in GO 
00:33:45 - Break Music
00:35:30 - Players Cup III Recap 
00:42:00 - Pokémon 25 News 
01:00:50 - New Pokémon Snap
01:31:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:38:30 - Post Credits


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Jan 18, 2021
Two Pokémon Scammers Arrested

Pokémon GO gears up for the Sinnoh throwback week. We talk about The North Face x Gucci and Pokémon GO collaboration and how it's not the best one they've done. Pokémon Masters has a new login bonus. We talk about how a scammer tried to make fake popsicle sticks to get and sell $500 Zarude cards and we talk about how a Pokémon scam went down in Singapore too. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:40 - Pokémon GO News
00:23:10 - Pokémon Master News
00:26:40 - Break Music
00:29:30 - New TCG Boxes
00:34:00 - The Singapore Scam
00:41:10 - The Popsicle Scam
01:05:10 - Question of the Week
01:13:35 - Pokémon of the Week
01:20:00 - Post Credits


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Jan 11, 2021
Rumors on the "Master Collection"

The space launch didn't bring us new Pokémon games, but it brought us a new Pikachu for Pokémon Sword and Shield. This week Pokémon GO kicks off Unova week! A life-size Appletun plush arrives in Japan. We talk about the rumors regarding the "Master Collection," but keep in mind there are not a lot of strong signs pointing to these games as real as of this recording. We revisit an old interview before Sword and Shield was released to see how it holds up. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:00 - Space Pikachu
00:10:20 - Appletun Plush
00:13:00 - Pokémon GO Unova Week
00:17:40 - Pokémon Master Collection Rumor
00:26:40 - Break Music
00:29:40 - Pokémon Masters Check-in
00:38:30 - US Gamer Recap
01:06:10 - Question of the Week
01:17:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:22:20 - Post Credits


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Jan 04, 2021
Pokémon Featured on the International Space Station

The International Space Station will feature something Pokémon related on New Year's Eve. While we don't know the details, we know that Pokémon, Coke, and Twitter have sponsored the Sunrise Event that will be streamed on Twitter and YouTube. An interview with the Pokémon TCG creator talks about Darkness Ablaze. Pokémon GO is getting a lot of January events. Gen 5 favorite, N, arrives to Pokémon Masters. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:07:20 - Vuplix Raids in SwSh
00:12:25 - Pokémon GO News
00:30:00 - Break Music
00:30:30 - Space Sunrise Live
00:41:30 - Nagashima Interview
00:48:40 - Players Cup III 
00:49:30 - Pokémon Masters News
01:01:00 - Question of the Week
01:15:20 - Post Credits


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Dec 28, 2020
Single Strike and Rapid Strike Battle

The Pokémon TCG is adding Single Strike attacks and Rapid Strike attacks as a new mechanic. Players Cup III just got announced for December. Pokémon Cafe Mix adds new characters, while the $8 Mr. Mime event in Pokémon GO came and went. Tencent is looking for a Pokémon expert to join their team, presumably for Pokémon Unite. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:08:50 - Cafe Mix Update
00:13:00 - The Mr. Mine Event
00:34:30 - Break Music
00:35:30 - Battle Styles TCG Update
00:44:00 - Players Cup III 
00:46:20 - Pokémon Expert Role
00:55:00 - Question of the Week
01:01:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:07:00 - Post Credits


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Dec 21, 2020
Shiny Mew Finally Arrives

Shiny Mew is coming for the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon and to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Pokémon GO. Not only is there a Shiny Mew celebration event coming, a Mr. Mime event is coming out of nowhere, and it's paid too. Pokémon Masters gets a new paid-only banner that no one seems to like. ASMR Pikachu is on the Japanese YouTube page, as well as, a very big Ditto chair arrives in Japan. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:10:30 - Ditto Chair
00:14:00 - Pokémon ASMR
00:21:40 - Pokémon Masters News
00:40:20 - Break Music
00:41:40 - Shiny Mew / Pokémon GO News
01:34:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:41:00 - Post Credits


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Dec 14, 2020
Sword & Shield Shining Fates

Pokémon GO's weekend Community Day event arrives with returning moves and returning Pokémon from earlier this year. Kalos is here and we talk about the new Pokémon in game. Shining Fates, the newest Pokémon TCG set got announced for February of 2021. Direwolf Digital, developer on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, responses to tweets about them making a bad game and how their hands are tied, we dive into that. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:06:40 - Pokémon GO News
00:26:00 - Break Music
00:27:10 - The Phantom Challenge
00:42:00 - Direwolf Digital Responses
01:00:00 - Pokémon Journeys
01:02:45 - Question of the Week
01:07:40 - Question of the Week
01:17:30 - Post Credits


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Dec 07, 2020
Uri Geller vs. Kadabra

There hasn't been a Kadabra card in the Pokémon TCG in almost 20 years because of Uri Geller. With news of the 25th Anniversary, Geller came out to apologize about the card ban. TCG sets are still impossible to find. Cafe Mix getting a Slowpoke update. Pokémon GO launches Generation 6 this week. Pokémon Masters brings Galar trainers finally to the game starting with Gloria and Zacian. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:40 - 25th Anniversary News 
00:16:50 - Pokémon GO News
00:26:50 - Break Music
00:30:00 - Kadabra TCG Banned
00:49:00 - New TCG Sets
00:54:00 - Cafe Mix Update
00:56:30 - Pokémon Masters Update
01:09:40 - Question of the Week
01:21:20 - Question of the Week
01:28:30 - Post Credits


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Nov 30, 2020
Pokémon GO Beyond Update

The biggest update to Pokémon GO in the past four years, according to Niantic! We go over the new Level 50 cap, Seasons coming to Pokémon GO, and Kalos Pokémon arriving very soon. With Sword and Shield news, we talk about the Berry event this past weekend! Also in this episode, Galar Trainers coming to Pokémon Masters and Pokémon Cafe Mix got nominated for best Mobile Game of 2020.  

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:20 - Berry Event Sword/Shield
00:19:50 - Cafe Mix Game of the Year
00:26:30 - Pokémon Masters News
00:33:00 - Break Music
00:34:00 - Pokémon GO Beyond
01:34:00 - Question of the Week
01:47:40 - Post Credits


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Nov 23, 2020
Pokémon GO to HOME Integration

Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME can now connect. We talk about the ups and downs of this finally arriving to Trainers. Pokémon GO also plans on adding new ways to get Mega candy and testing long distance trading. Pokémon Masters added two new characters from the Unova region. Zarude is finally coming to other countries outside of Japan this Fall, but they're a few hoops to jump through. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:40 - Pokémon GO News
00:18:30 - Pokémon GO x HOME
01:06:30 - Break Music
01:07:20 - Pokémon Masters Update
01:10:30 - Zarude Distribution
01:29:40 - Question of the Week
01:35:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:40:00 - Post Credits


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Nov 16, 2020
The Pyramid Scheme of the Pokémon World

We dive into more Crown Tundra, addressing some complaints with the DLC and comparing it to the Isle of Armor. What went well here, what didn't. Vivid Voltage, the next Pokémon TCG set arrives this week! We talk about the new "fad" in the Pokémon world involving the card game. Pokémon Center finishing launching it's Christmas stuff, we chat about what gets the Pokémon tax and what doesn't. Finally, more competitive stuff is happening in both the TCG and the VGC and it's both exciting and worry-some. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:30 - Pokémon Journey's New Episodes
00:15:30 - More Horse Talk
00:37:00 - Break Music
00:38:30 - Pokémon TEAM Challenge
00:57:10 - Vivid Voltage Release
01:19:00 - Pokémon GO XP Change
01:23:40 - Pokémon Masters Egg Event
01:27:50 - Pokémon Christmas Merch
01:43:10 - Question of the Week
01:50:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:56:00 - Post Credits

Sword/Shield Giveaway


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Nov 09, 2020
New Pokémon!! Glastrier and Spectrier

Week with the Crown Tundra DLC, we have more thoughts! Niantic forgets to turn back on some Shiny Pokémon, two Community Days for November, and an anime week coming to Pokémon GO. Sword & Shield gets a promoted pumpkin event for the holiday this past weekend. We talk about some more impressions on the Crown Tundra including the two new horses added, the new Galarian Birds, and the new Regis. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:07:20 - Pokémon Masters News
00:10:20 - Sword/Shield Halloween Event
00:17:30 - Pikachu Hats
00:20:00 - GO to HOME
00:44:30 - Break Music
00:47:50 - Pokémon GO  News
00:57:00 - Crown Tundra Thoughts (again)
01:24:30 - Pokémon Center Holiday Merch
01:33:10 - Players Cup II 
01:40:50 - Pokémon of the Week
01:48:20 - Post Credits

Sword/Shield Giveaway


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Nov 02, 2020
Dynamax Adventure, Calyrex, & Exploring the Crown Tundra

The Crown Tundra is here! While we don't talk about story spoilers, we talk about the Legendary paths you can explore, our initial impressions, and spend a lot of time talking about Dynamax Adventure, the new co-op feature in this expansion. Some Halloween stuff happening in Pokémon GO, some new Champion's Path TCG sets released, and Pokémon HOME gets updated too. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:00 - Crown Tundra Impressions
00:56:30 - Break Music
00:57:10 - Twilight Wings Bonus
00:58:20 - Pokémon GO News
01:16:00 - Champions Path News
01:21:50 - Pokémon HOME Update
01:31:00 - Crown Tundra Thoughts Again
01:46:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:51:20 - Post Credits

Sword/Shield Giveaway


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Oct 26, 2020
The Crown Tundra Arrives This Week

We learn more about Dynamax Adventure based off some new information off! Pokémon GO partners with Grubhub and also releases some new 12K eggs with Team Rocket. Pokémon Masters gets two new holiday characters to celebrate the spooky season. A promotion card in Japan hints at you being able to battle as a human. We give some final thoughts before we arrive at the second DLC for Pokémon Sword / Shield. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:00 - Pokémon Masters News
00:07:00 - Strange Eggs
00:26:20 - Break Music
00:27:20 - Pokémon x Grubhub
00:42:00 - Dynamax Adventure
00:58:30 - Koko (Coco) Card
01:01:00 - Stantler Surprise
01:03:00 - Question of the Week
01:15:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:22:00 - Post Credits


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Oct 19, 2020
Japan, Pokémon, Websites [Featuring PokéJungle]

Featuring Paul of Poké Before the interview, we cover Pokémon GO news, a new black/gold TCG set coming out in November, and Canon Pikachu camera dropping in Japan. PokéJungle comes on the show to talk about living in Japan, moving back to the United States, and running one of the most popular Pokémon news sites out there. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:00 - Pokémon GO News
00:05:00 - New TCG Set
00:08:00 - Pikachu Camera 
00:15:40 - Break Music
00:16:10 - PokéJungle Interview 
00:56:30 - Post Credits


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Oct 12, 2020
Crown Tundra Release Date and New Details

The Crown Tundra gets a release date of October 22nd, 2020. We talk about the latest trailer and information dump from this past week. From worries about Co-op Raids, to Galarian Slowking, and seeing Melmetal return, we cover it all. Pokémon GO is giving out free Raid Passes every Monday, they rolled back their stay-at-home changes, and Deerling is finally coming to the game. Pokémon HOME to GO arrives before the end of the year? 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:20 - Pokémon GO News
00:11:20 - Pokémon HOME News
00:37:10 - Stay-at-Home Changes
00:51:20 - Break Music
00:54:30 - New Max Raid Battles
00:58:00 - Crown Tundra News
01:45:30 - Pokémon of the Week
01:51:00 - Post Credits

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Oct 05, 2020
New Nintendo Switch in 20XX

The 3DS is dead, production has stopped. On a recent call, Nintendo said they are not done making new hardware, but gives no date to when that will arrive. Pokémon Café Mix gets groups and Snorlax got added to the game. HeartGold and SoulSilver gets their trademarks renewed. Champion's Path is now in stores, if you can find them. Finally, we talk about the many updates coming to Pokémon GO this Fall. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:01:40 - Champion's Path Released
00:08:50 - 3DS is Dead 
00:15:40 - New Nintendo Hardware
00:22:50 - Break Music
00:24:00 - HGSS Trademarks 
00:27:10 - Café Mix Update
00:31:10 - Pokémon GO News
00:55:20 - Question of the Week
01:03:30 - Pokémon of the Week
01:16:10 - Post Credits

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Sep 28, 2020
Entei Gets Trademarked

New merch featuring Gym Leaders are hitting shelves in Japan. New Pokémon skateboards are arriving soon (again) for your collection? Champion's Path, the newest TCG set, drops this Friday. The Players Cup II is still Series 5, you can sign up now. Shiny Clefable arrives in a Max Raid event in Pokémon Sword and Shield over the weekend. Entei gets trademarked for probably NOT game purposes. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:40 - Pokémon Center Updates
00:17:40 - Champion's Path
00:20:00 - Players Cup II 
00:27:40 - Break Music
00:28:20 - Pokémon Masters News
00:32:40 - Pokémon GO News
00:35:10 - Shiny Max Raid Event
00:47:30 - Entei Gets Trademarked
00:54:30 - Question of the Week
01:17:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:27:20 - Post Credits

> Switch Lite Giveaway


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Sep 21, 2020
Pokémon Players Cup II

The 2nd Pokémon Players Cup has been announced and oddly enough, it's using old rules for banned Pokémon. Pokémon Center releases new Halloween merch, including a spooky village you can purchase. Pokémon GO has a bug-event right now with the goal to unlock new Mega Pokémon in the game. Netflix gets 12 more episodes of the new Pokémon anime, Journeys. The Family Ties event has arrived in Pokémon Masters, and they touch on the issues with the Sun/Moon story of Lusamine being a terrible mother. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:06:00 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:17:50 - Pokémon Center Update
00:31:50 - Break Music
00:32:30 - Netflix Gets More Episodes
00:40:40 - Pokémon GO Bug Week
00:44:50 - Pokémon Players Cup II 
01:01:30 - Question of the Week
01:12:06 - Pokémon of the Week
01:21:40 - Post Credits

> Switch Lite Giveaway


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Sep 14, 2020
Jumpluff is a Dandelion

Pokémon Masters new egg event is here, where you can get Shiny versions of the Kanto Starter Pokémon. Pokémon Masters also seems to be the best mobile game TPCi has put out, besides Pokémon GO. Speaking of GO, Niantic says they are listening to the community, and slightly changes Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO, but the community doesn't seem to be happy.  We are getting new TCG Tins and a new Eternatus collection this week, as well as a new Battle Deck for the Fall. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:30 - Pokémon GO Events
00:21:00 - Mega Evolution Changes
00:47:10 - Break Music
00:47:30 - New TCG Products
00:59:50 - Pokémon Masters Eggs
01:24:30 - Question of the Week
01:33:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:43:20 - Post Credits

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Sep 07, 2020
Mega Evolution Woes

Pokémon Masters finally gets Sygna Suit Blue and Leaf, and Red & Charizard returns to the game for the anniversary event. On top of that, 10 pulls in Masters now give you a bonus 11th pull for the event with the Elite Four stuff appearing this past week too. Pokémon GO added Mega Evolution this week and fans are not too happy with how it was implemented, so we talk about the ups and downs of the new system. GO Battle League also is a bit broken, but a GBL event is coming the end of September. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:11:00 - GO Battle League 
00:14:00 - Mega Evolution Thoughts
00:51:10 - Break Music
00:51:50 - Pokémon Masters Anniversary
01:19:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:28:30 - Post Credits

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Aug 31, 2020
Sixteen Competitive Pokémon Banned in Sword/Shield

Pokémon Masters gets a name change to celebrate it's 1 Year Anniversary. More seasonal characters are coming to the game, as well as, Lillie and family, 6-Star Sync Pairs, and the Kanto Elite Four. TPCi decides to ban 16 top used Pokémon in Sword & Shield for the Season 6 meta of the game. An employee at Creatures Inc. posted a tweet asking Pokémon fans for feedback on UI/UX as they continue to work on the upcoming Detective Pikachu game. Some minor Pokémon TGC news this week and a new Build-a-Bear Pokémon too!   

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:40 - Sirfetch'd TCG Box
00:06:30 - Free Gift Pokémon
00:11:30 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:41:50 - Break Music
00:42:50 - Kickstarter Update
00:43:40 - Season 6 VGC Bans
01:05:20 - Detective Pikachu Update
01:11:00 - Build-a-Bear
01:12:00 - Question of the Week
01:17:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:26:00 - Post Credits

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Aug 24, 2020
TPCi Debuts Play! Pokémon Podcast [Featuring Joshua Yehl]

Featuring Joshua Yehl of IGN (interview starts ~36 mins into the episode). Joshua talks Detective Pikachu, Sword/Shield thoughts, Pokémon Snap excitement, and working for IGN. The Pokémon Company launches their own podcast. Pokémon GO is now running their Unova event this week. Pokémon Pass isn't dead yet? The PTGC's newest set, Darkness Ablaze, is here and two new SwSh TCG boxes are in store too. Finally, the new Pokémon movie, Coco, gets a Japanese release date. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:40 - Pokémon GO News
00:08:00 - Pokémon Pass Event
00:11:00 - Play! Pokémon Podcast
00:23:00 - New TCG Sets
00:35:30 - Break Music
00:36:00 - Joshua Yehl Interview
01:14:10 - Break Music
01:15:30 - Kickstarter Update
01:18:00 - Coco Movie Update
01:25:40 - Question of the Week
01:35:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:44:20 - Post Credits

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Aug 17, 2020
How To Get Zarude Right Now

Since there was not a real life Pikachu Outbreak event, we get one in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Zarude, the newest Mythical Pokémon, is now available in Japan and we tell you how you can get one. Deoxys seems to be taking everyone's money due to it's Shiny. Twilight Wings is now over. Darkness Ablaze, the new Pokémon TCG set, arrives this week. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:07:00 - Pikachu Outbreak Wrong Dates
00:15:30 - Twilight Wings
00:17:15 - Pokémon GO Deoxys Week
00:41:40 - Break Music
00:50:30 - Pokémon Sales Numbers
00:55:50 - Darkness Ablaze Release
00:57:50 - Zarude Event
01:09:50 - Question of the Week
01:14:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:22:00 - Post Credits

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Aug 10, 2020
Incoming Champion's Path

10 Years as a podcast!! This episode we talk about our thoughts on Pokémon GO Fest! We talk about the new changes that happened with Pokémon Masters and their summer event. Our Kickstarter for the 10 year celebration has launched! New Pokémon Sword and Shield raids are here for August. Finally, we talk about the upcoming Champion's Path for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:50 - Pokémon GO Fest Recap
00:41:30 - Break Music
00:42:20 - Kickstarter
00:55:50 - Champion's Path
01:02:00 - Pokémon Masters Update
01:19:40 - Pokémon SwSh Raid Rotation
01:22:40 - Question of the Week
01:39:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:48:00 - Post Credits

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Aug 03, 2020
Pokémon Mobile App Updates and Shutdowns

Pokemon Masters, Pokemon GO, and Pokemon Cafe Mix all gets updates this week. Pokemon Rumble Rush, on the other hand, gets shutdown. Pokemon GO Fest was this past weekend, but we don't talk about it this episode due to recording early. Two sets of Pokemon TCG items sell for a nice chunk of change. Pokemon lays out all the features for why you should pick up the Isle or Armor DLC. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:30 - Pokemon Rumble Rush
00:06:10 - Pokemon Master Eggs
00:13:30 - Cafe Mix Update
00:16:00 - Pokemon GO Battle League
00:22:20 - Pokken Free Download
00:26:10 - Break Music
00:27:10 - Eevee Merch Talk 
00:44:10 - Collection Sold in UK
00:44:10 - Highest Priced Card
00:46:00 - SwSh Tournament
00:48:20 - Everything in the Isle of Armor
01:10:10 - Question of the Week
01:16:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:23:00 - Post Credits

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Jul 27, 2020
Shiny Wailord Event Came and Went

Max Raid Battles arrived to the Pokémon TCG. Pokémon GO Friendship week has begun. Pokémon Master's one year anniversary is right around the corner. Pokémon Center dropped over 30 shirts this past week. A Shiny Wailord event in Pokémon Sword and Shield came out of nowhere and now it's over that quick, but we talk about what the event was. Finally, ice cream and Pokémon cross paths once again in Japan. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:05:30 - TCG Max Raid Battles
00:16:30 - Pokémon Center Update
00:21:30 - Ice Cream x Movie Koko
00:34:30 - Break Music
00:35:00 - Pokémon Masters News
00:49:30 - Shiny Wailord Event in SwSh
00:57:10 - Friendship Week in Pokémon GO 
00:59:30 - Question of the Week
01:07:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:12:45 - Post Credits

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Jul 20, 2020
Team Rocket Invasion

Nintendo has no new mobile apps planned as their current apps are not doing very well. Niantic and DeNA, on the other hand, have been pushing forward with in-sync Team Rocket events this past week. A rare Pokémon card sells for $90,000 and if you upgrade your phone to a new Samsung phone, you can get a free shirt/hat in Pokémon GO. We finally talk about Pokémon Café Mix this week too! 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:30 - Café Mix
00:14:30 - Nintendo's Mobile Apps
00:26:40 - Break Music
00:28:40 - Pokémon GO News
00:36:40 - Pokémon Masters News
00:40:20 - $90K TCG Card
00:43:40 - Samsung Shirt/Hat
00:50:00 - Question of the Week
00:54:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:00:10 - Post Credits

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Jul 13, 2020
Countdown Pokémon GO Fest 2020

Lots of new events, challenges, and tasks for the lead up to the 2020 Pokémon GO Fest. We talk about Stickers being added, the "bragging right" challenges, and more in regards to GO. The Pokémon Company talks about which charities they plan to use their 5 million dollar donation on. Pokémon also has some new wedding stuff for trainers in love. Finally, we cover all the current 2020 rules and regulations for battles and the upcoming 2021 rules. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:30 - Wedding Season
00:09:30 - Podcast Awards
00:09:30 - Rules 2020/2021
00:23:20 - Break Music
00:24:30 - Pokémon GO News
01:02:30 - Pokémon Charity
01:08:20 - Question of the Week
01:16:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:20:20 - Post Credits


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Jul 06, 2020
Pokémon UNITE Drama

Pokémon UNITE, a new MOBA Pokémon game, got announced this week and it was oddly received by the community. Some are not happy it's not a remake, some are upset it's being made by Tencent, and others are upset they had to wake up at 6AM to see the news, but we talk about it all. We also cover the short story aspects of the Isle of Armor DLC. Pokémon Masters gets a new Egg system and Niantic randomly canceled a Raid Day event with no reason why. 

00:20:00 - Introduction
00:02:40 - Pokémon Unite
00:42:30 - Tencent's History
01:00:30 - Break Music
01:01:00 - Isle of Armor Story DLC
01:25:40 - Pokémon Master's Eggs
01:35:00 - Pokémon GO News
01:40:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:45:30 - Post Credits


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Jun 29, 2020
Sword/Shield DLC Coverage & New Pokémon Snap

We talk about all the new features and our thoughts on the Pokémon Sword & Shield DLC. Kubfu, the Dojo, the new Wild Area, and the Cram-o-matic all get our thoughts after spending the last couple days on the Isle of Armor. We also cover the New Pokémon Snap announcement, Pokémon Smile, and Pokémon Café Mix news too. Mega Evolution is coming to Pokémon GO and Shiny Zeraora is an event right now in Sword/Shield. This episode does *not* cover the story of the DLC.

00:20:00 - Introduction
00:03:00 - Pokémon Smile
00:06:00 - Pokémon Café Mix
00:11:00 - Pokémon Snap 2
00:35:00 - Pokémon GO Mega Evo
00:37:00 - Zeraora in Raids
00:43:30 - Break Music
00:44:20 - Isle of Armor Thoughts
01:43:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:49:10 - Post Credits

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Jun 22, 2020
Traveling to the Isle of Armor

The Isle of Armor drops in just 72 hours, and we talk about what to expect, Pokémon HOME maintenance, and the upcoming VGC friendly tournament. A new TCG box is coming for new players trying to learn the game. Pokémon GO is going to stop working on any Android phone running 32-bit. The new Pokémon anime is out on Netflix this week! Finally, we chat about the upcoming changes to Pokémon Masters. 

00:20:00 - Introduction
00:04:00 - Pokémon HOME Update + DLC
00:17:40 - Pokémon Masters Changes
00:33:40 - Break Music
00:34:30 - TCG: Trainer’s Toolkit
00:43:40 - 5 Million to Charity
00:48:00 - Pokémon GO News
00:58:00 - International Friendly Competition
01:14:00 - Question of the Week
01:18:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:24:00 - Post Credits


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Jun 15, 2020
Isle of Armor Release Date, New Pokémon, Cram-o-matic

June 17th is the release date to the Isle of Armor! We learn about Max Soup, the Cramorant bot, new abilities, moves, and more! We also learn about what we get to see this Fall with the Crown Tundra. Hidden Ability Galar Starters got released through Pokémon HOME. Pokémon Battle Academy is coming exclusively to Target first this summer. Finally, both TPCi and Niantic donated a lot of money towards current events happening in the world, we talk about it.

00:20:00 - Introduction
00:06:40 - Isle of Armor Information
00:45:00 - Break Music
00:45:50 - Crown Tundra Information
00:56:00 - Hidden Ability Starters
01:00:00 - Pokémon Battle Academy
01:08:10 - Pokémon Charity Donations 
01:18:10 - Question of the Week
01:24:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:34:00 - Post Credits

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Jun 08, 2020
Darkness Ablaze, Pokémon GO Fest, Mister Donuts

The Pokémon anime returns in Japan in June. Dawn arrives in Pokémon Masters. Pokémon GO Fest gets announced and June seems a bit more laid back then months before it in exciting events. Pokémon Center gets a huge update of merch. Finally, Darkness Ablaze, the next TGC set arrives in the US on August 1st. 

00:20:00 - Introduction
00:03:30 - Anime Returns in Japan
00:08:00 - Dawn Comes to Pokémon Masters
00:12:00 - Pokémon GO News
00:36:30 - Break Music
00:37:20 - More Pokémon GO News
00:51:30 - Mister Donuts
00:53:30 - Darkness Ablaze
01:05:50 - Pokémon Center Update
01:10:15 - Question of the Week
01:23:45 - Post Credits

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Jun 01, 2020
Countdown to Isle of Armor

Pokémon Sword & Shield gets four new Mystery Gifts as we gear up for the Isle of Armor DLC. Pokémon HOME gets adds friend trading finally, but only temporary for some odd reason. Pokémon GO is brining the box Legends to 5-Star Raids starting this week. Pokémon Masters added another Johto favorite Sync Pair to the game. 

00:01:15 - Introduction
00:02:00 - Pokémon Masters News
00:04:40 - New SwSh Mystery Gifts
00:19:20 - New DLC Moves
00:26:30 - Break Music
00:27:10 - Pokémon HOME Update
00:52:20 - Reshiram coming to GO
00:57:20 - Question of the Week
01:01:15 - Pokémon of the Week
01:09:10 - Post Credits

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May 25, 2020
Pokémon Players Cup [Featuring Aaron Zheng]

Featuring CybertronVGC aka Aaron Zheng  (interview starts at 40 mins into the episode). TPCi announced three summer tournaments revolving around the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, Pokken Tournament DX, and Pokémon Sword/Shield. Pokémon GO announces a new Community Day. Aaron talks with us about Dynamax Pokémon, old VGC, and steps getting into VGC. 

00:01:15 - Introduction
00:08:00 - May Online Competition
00:11:20 - Pokémon Players Cup
00:39:30 - Break Music
00:40:30 - Interview with Aaron Zheng
01:14:40 - Break Music
01:15:00 - Pokémon GO Community Day
01:19:40 - Pokémon Master's Update
01:25:15 - Question of the Week
01:30:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:36:40 - Post Credits

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May 18, 2020
Pokémon Masters & GO both Re-work Mechanics

Pokémon Sword/Shield sells 17 million copies. Pokemon Masters is getting some new changes to how you play the game. Pokémon GO is adding more events and re-working the coin system. Pokémon Center gets FREE shipping on all their stuff. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:03:00 - Pokémon Center Free Shipping
00:07:15 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:31:30 - Break Music
00:32:20 - Nintendo Hardware/Software Sales
00:44:00 - Pokémon GO News
01:03:30 - Question of the Week
01:09:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:18:00 - Post Credits


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May 11, 2020
Police Called on Pokémon Players

A Pokémon cake delivered for accidentally calling the police. Max Raid battles rotate again with popular VGC Pokémon. Niantic really pushing major updates and events for May in Pokémon GO. Rebel Clash, the latest Pokémon TCG set, has arrived. Pokémon Masters gets Ho-Oh and Silver update. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:02:40 - Police Called for Pokémon GO
00:05:15 - Remote Raids, May Events
00:23:20 - Break Music
00:25:20 - Unova Coming to Pokémon TV
00:27:10 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:32:30 - Rebel Clash, Pokémon TCG
00:44:00 - Max Raid Update
00:47:00 - Question of the Week
00:52:00 - Pokémon of the Week
00:58:40 - Post Credits


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May 04, 2020
Pokémon Anime Coming to Netflix

The 23rd season of the Pokémon anime is coming to Netflix. That same anime is being delayed in Japan currently. We talk about some issues with the fourth episode of Twilight Wings, the Nintendo account hacks, and Pokémon Rumble Rush getting canceled. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:03:00 - Pokémon Center Update
00:06:00 - Pokémon Anime to Netflix
00:38:40 - Break Music
00:39:30 - Anime Delayed
00:44:40 - False Advertising
00:53:00 - Rumble Rush Canceled
00:54:30 - Nintendo Hacks
01:02:00 - Question of the Week
01:07:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:13:20 - Post Credits


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Apr 27, 2020
Community Day: Play at Home Edition

Community Day at home is coming up in Pokémon GO, we talk about that. A new Pokémon Masters update coming with the game adding eggs. We also talk about the new Original Stitch Pokémon shirts that arrived too. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:03:00 - Original Stitch Shirts
00:18:30 - Pokémon Master's Update
00:27:00 - Break Music
00:29:00 - Abra Community Day
00:38:30 - Pokémon Buddy Week
00:43:20 - Raiding at Home
00:49:30 - Question of the Week
00:57:20 - Pokémon of the Week
01:05:00 - Post Credits

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Apr 20, 2020
Dynamaxed Babies

New Wild Area update added a breathe of fresh air to the current raid rotation! Pokémon GO got a new leaderboard and had a battle focused event. The Pokémon TCG is getting their new set of cards very soon. HBO gets a Detective Pikachu added to their lineup! Finally, Zarude's signature move gets shown off this past week. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:01:30 - New Max Raid Battles
00:06:30 - New Zarude Info
00:15:50 - Bans for Cheating
00:22:40 - Break Music
00:24:30 - Detective Pikachu on HBO
00:26:30 - Rebel Clash TCG News
00:39:00 - GO Battle Event Thoughts
00:55:00 - Question of the Week
01:01:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:07:50 - Post Credits

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Apr 13, 2020
Raiding from Home

Some new TCG sets are arriving, but every Play Pokémon event, both TCG and VGC are canceled for the rest of the 2020 season. With events canceled and stay at home stuff being everyone's new life, Niantic is bringing Pokémon GO Raids to your house in the near future, as well as, a GO Fest of sorts this summer. Finally, we cover a bit of Animal Crossing too! 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:08:00 - TCGO Free Coins
00:12:20 - TCG Collectors Chest
00:16:20 - Animal Crossing Chatting
00:29:30 - Break Music
00:30:20 - 2020 Season Canceled 
00:37:00 - Great Ball Guy T-Shirt
00:40:00 - Easter GO Event
00:47:10 - GO Spotlight Hours
00:52:30 - GO Raids at Home
01:10:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:15:30 - Post Credits

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Apr 06, 2020
New Isle of Armor Information

New Trailer for the Isle of Armor was shown off in the Nintendo Direct Mini, we go over what's new. Pokémon GO is having a lot of people just lose battles on purpose in GO Battle League, plus they updated their Twitter bio recently. Pokémon Masters gets two new characters from Team Skull. The Pokémon TCG has two new booster boxes that came out!  Finally, we talk about the gold Burger King cards. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:05:30 - GO Battle League
00:14:20 - Safari Zone/Twitter Update
00:25:00 - Pokémon Masters Team Skull
00:33:00 - Break Music
00:35:30 - New TCG Boxes
00:43:00 - Max Raid Rotation
00:48:00 - Isle of Armor 
01:01:20 - Pokémon of the Week
01:08:20 - Pokémon of the Week
01:15:20 - Post Credits

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Mar 30, 2020
Upcoming Pokémon Events Canceled

TPCi put out a press release about upcoming events being canceled. Niantic is still trying to find and make a balance for players who cannot leave their houses. Pokémon Sword and Shield has another raid rotation and got a patch to fix surprise trade. Pokémon Masters gets a small update too! 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:04:30 - Pokémon GO Genesect
00:11:30 - Pokémon SwSh Raids
00:17:10 - Twilight Wings
00:19:20 - Virus News
00:25:30 - Break Music
00:26:20 - Sword/Shield Patch
00:31:30 - Pokémon HOME Sales
00:34:00 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:42:00 - Pokémon of the Week
00:52:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:00:10 - Post Credits


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Mar 23, 2020
Mystery Dungeon DX vs. Animal Crossing

To celebrate 400, we answer your questions about Pokémon and the podcast in general! We also kick off the podcast with first impressions on the new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game for Switch. Thank you to everyone who has listened to the show over these past 400+ some episodes and we are sorry if we didn't get to your question! Enjoy! 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:04:00 - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DX
00:30:40 - Break Music
00:31:30 - Listener Questions
01:12:30 - Break Music
01:13:20 - Listener Questions
02:00:00 - Post Credits


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Mar 16, 2020
HOME, Bank, Box [Bonus: International Women's Day Segment]

The Pokémon Company decides to cancel some upcoming events. Pokémon HOME gets another update, but it still doesn't fix any major issues we've been having. Huge Maddy on the Move segment this episode to celebrate International Women's Day! We talk about some new merch, Mewtwo returning to Masters, and Will gives us your Pokémon of the Week! 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:04:00 - Pokémon HOME Fixes
00:31:20 - Maddy on the Move
00:52:00 - Update to VCG Rules
00:56:00 - Great Ball Guy
00:57:40 - Europe Event Canceled
01:08:00 - New Pokémon Merch
01:10:00 - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
01:12:40 - Pokémon Masters Update
01:15:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:23:30 - Post Credits

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Mar 09, 2020
Pokémon Day Brings Mewtwo & Zarude

Pokémon Day brought us more Pokémon GO news, a Pokémon Masters update, and Mewtwo arrived in Pokémon Sword/Shield this past weekend. Pokémon Center updated it's store, Clone Pokémon appeared in GO, Red arrived in Masters, and we chat about who won Pokémon of the Year. Maddy on the Move returns and a new poem for Pokémon of the Week. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:07:00 - Mewtwo in Sword/Shield
00:26:00 - Pokémon Center Merch
00:28:20 - Break Music
00:30:40 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:41:40 - New Mythical Pokémon
00:55:00 - Maddy on the Move
01:00:00 - Pokémon of the Year
01:31:20 - Break Music
01:32:00 - Pokémon GO New
01:59:00 - Pokémon of the Week
02:03:30 - Post Credits


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Mar 02, 2020
The Cut Content from (Gen 4) Diamond/Pearl [Featuring Dr. Lava]

Featuring Dr. Lava  (interview starts at 30 mins into the episode). Interview with Dr. Lava about the content cut from Gen 4, the starter design of Gen 5, and old Shiny Pokémon designs. Will, Greg, and SBJ go over the updates to Pokémon HOME. We talk about the new TCG expansion coming out, more new Funko's coming out, and the changes to the upcoming egg event for Pokémon GO. Pokémon Masters also getting a bunch of new content for Pokémon Day! 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:02:20 - Niantic Listens
00:09:00 - New Funko Pops! 
00:15:00 - TCG Rebel Clash
00:19:30 - New Masters Sync Pairs
00:29:50 - Break Music
00:30:30 - Dr. Lava Interview
01:18:00 - Break Music
01:19:00 - Pokémon HOME Updates
01:51:45 - Question of the Week
01:59:40 - Pokémon of the Week
02:08:00 - Post Credits

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Feb 24, 2020
Pokémon HOME is Flawed

Pokémon HOME is a bit underwhelming with inconsistency between UI, broken Wonder Trade, broken GTS, and issues with login, we cover it all. Pokémon Masters has a new Mew event. Funko is partnering with TPCi again for more figures, this time it's Eevee. Two legal issues come to light, one regarding Nintendo and the leaks for Pokemon Sword and Shield, the other is Niantic with Pokémon GO pricing in the UK. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:03:50 - SwSh Lawsuit
00:12:30 - Fans Contact ASA 
00:32:00 - Break Music
00:24:20 - Eevee Funko
00:30:00 - Pokémon HOME Talk
01:22:20 - Break Music
01:25:00 - Pokémon Masters Mew Event
01:51:45 - Question of the Week
01:59:40 - Pokémon of the Week
02:08:00 - Post Credits


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Feb 17, 2020
Ball Guy's Free T-Shirt, New Tournament Coming

Still no word on Pokémon HOME, but we are getting four new Pokémon Funko Pop figures? Pokémon GO is stacking even more events for February on top of an already busy month. Gigantamax Toxtricity arrives to Max Raid battles (along with Kingler, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, and Orbeetle) for the next couple weeks. Pokémon Masters is getting a new Sync Pair that involves Professor Oak! Voting for Pokémon Day has opened up this month too! 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:02:20 - Gigantamax Toxtricity
00:32:00 - Break Music
00:32:40 - Pokémon Pop Figures
00:41:30 - International Challenge
00:50:50 - Pokémon Day Voting
01:01:00 - Pokémon Masters News
01:09:20 - Break Music
01:10:10 - Pokémon GO Events
01:25:30 - Question of the Week
01:33:45 - Pokémon of the Week
01:42:00 - Post Credits


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Feb 10, 2020
Pricing Details of Pokémon HOME

Pokémon HOME is coming and we now know the details. Pokémon Masters gets a Gen 3 fan-favorite pair, Pokémon GO is dropping event after event this February. Milcery is now taking over Max Raids in Pokémon Sword and Shield with two new sweets you can collect. Pokémon Sword/Shield also passed Pokémon Sun/Moon in sales numbers after only two months of being on the market, we dive into that before HOME is released.

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:03:10 - New Mythical Pokémon Coming
00:08:30 - Milcery Raids
00:18:35 - Sword/Shield Sales
00:28:00 - Break Music
00:28:40 - Pokémon HOME Pricing
01:21:35 - Break Music
01:21:45 - Pokémon GO Events
01:39:50 - Pokémon Masters Update
01:47:40 - Question of the Week
02:02:30 - Pokémon of the Week
02:10:30 - Post Credits


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Feb 03, 2020
New Safari Zones

Food Network Challenge featured Pokémon cakes and we talk about the aftermath. A new GX box for the Pokémon TCG is now on sale. The long awaited Mewtwo movie is coming to Netflix. Pokémon GO announced new Safari Zones and events, including a different Community Day we haven't really seen before. Niantic also brags about their tourism money they created in 2019. Finally, we talk about the Pokémon Global Link shutting down.

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:03:10 - Tourism Money
00:06:30 - Safari Zones 
00:21:00 - Community Day
00:34:10 - Break Music
00:35:00 - Food Network Challenge
00:47:40 - Mewtwo Movie on Netflix
00:57:30 - Pokémon Global Link Shutdown
01:07:15 - Break Music
01:08:10 - New TCG GX Box
01:17:40 - Question of the Week
01:22:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:31:20 - Post Credits


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Jan 27, 2020
Alcremie Raids and Kyurem in Masters

Pokémon Masters gears up for the 6 month anniversary. Max Raid dens in Pokémon Sword and Shield rotated earlier this month, we let you know what you can find where. Pokémon GO got a new trading feature and more Unova Pokémon were recently added. The crew talks about some side content in games we enjoyed in the past too. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:03:30 - Pokémon Masters News
00:45:10 - Break Music
00:46:00 - Max Raid Rotation
00:53:00 - Pokémon GO News
01:36:00 - Question of the Week
01:50:20 - Post Credits


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Jan 20, 2020
Twilight Wings, Letter Recap

Episode 01 of Pokémon: Twilight Wings. Irene and Steve recap "Letter" which is the first episode of the mini-series. We meet John as he tries to let Chairman Rose know that one day he'd like to see a live battle with Leon and Charizard. Future recaps will be on Patreon! 


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Jan 20, 2020
Pokémon Expansion Pass DLC Breakdown

The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra is the first Pokémon DLC coming to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield in 2020. With new Legendary Pokémon, new Galarian Pokémon, and with 200 old Pokémon returning, you will be able to purchase this DLC for $30. The Isle of Amor arrives in June, The Crown Tundra in the Fall of 2020. Three new Legendary Pokémon have been shown such as Kubfu, Urshifu, and Calyrex. Gigantamax Forms of Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon have also been shown off. Changes to the Sword and Shield TCG are coming in February. We cover the entire Pokémon Direct in this episode. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:02:40 - Sword/Shield Expansion DLC
00:18:50 - Pokémon DLC Costs
00:24:20 - Kubfu
00:42:10 - Break Music
00:42:40 - New Legendary Pokémon
00:49:40 - New Regional Pokémon
00:54:40 - Gigantamax Starters
01:04:25 - DLC Adds 200 New Pokémon 
01:44:15 - Break Music
01:44:45 - New DLC Characters/Rivals
01:51:45 - Pokémon TCG Rule Changes
02:08:30 - Question of the Week
02:17:10 - Pokémon of the Week
02:24:10 - Post Credits


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Jan 13, 2020
Shiny Magikarp Invaded Max Raid Battles

To celebrate the new year, The Pokémon Company pushed a new promoted event to Max Raid battles, Shiny Magikarp! We talk about that event and Season 2 of the Ranked Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Pokémon GO kicked off their Adventure Sync Hatchathon event with party hat Wurmple and friends! Pokémon GO also ranked high in revenue after 2019 ended, we go over their truckload of money here. Also, Pokémon Masters has a new event to dive into!

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:02:50 - Build-a-Bear Flareon
00:08:10 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:21:10 - Meowth V-Card TCG Set
00:27:40 - Break Music
00:30:10 - Adventure Sync Hatchathon
00:45:50 - 2019 Pokémon GO Revenue 
01:00:10 - Break Music
01:00:10 - VGC, Season 2
01:00:10 - Shiny Magikarp Raids
01:29:40 - Question of the Week
01:32:30 - Pokémon of the Week
01:38:40 - Post Credits


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Jan 06, 2020
Pokémon Games Come to Facebook

Lance (and soon to be Cynthia) arrive to Pokémon Masters. We cover the new Poffin item in Pokémon GO and the recent 11-7 event that happened on Saturday. The official Pokémon Galar guidebook has over 60 errors in it and TPCi apologized in Japan for the issues with the book. We cover the two new Pokémon Facebook games that arrived out of no where. Finally, the crew talks about the last 10 years of Pokémon games this episode. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:03:20 - Pokémon GO News
00:24:50 - Buddy Feature
00:37:20 - Break Music
00:38:10 - Facebook Pokémon Games
00:49:10 - Pokémon Masters News
01:03:00 - Guidebook Issues
01:15:10 - Break Music
01:20:20 - Question of the Week
01:39:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:46:00 - Post Credits


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Dec 30, 2019
Hatch and Raid the Best Pokémon

Pokémon has provided an article about how to raise Pokémon in Sword and Shield for competitive purposes. A new updated Buddy system has been added to Pokémon GO. The Power of Us is being brought to Netflix, new Mystery Gifts are here for SwSh, and some old stuff was dug up about Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. We tackle rumors and speculation about the old stuff, while Maddy is back to bring us some new stuff! 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:05:00 - Gender Differences
00:25:00 - Netflix Pokémon Movies
00:39:20 - Break Music
00:40:00 - SwSh Mystery Gifts
00:49:00 - Maddy on the Move
00:55:00 - Train, Raid, and Hatch 
01:25:30 - Pokémon GO Buddies
01:49:40 - Question of the Week
01:59:00 - Post Credits

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Dec 23, 2019
Twilight Wings, a Galar Region Animated Series

The Pokémon GO and Pokémon Masters Holiday events are around the corner. We explain catch rate in Max Raids and just overall catch rate in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. TPCi announced Pokémon: Twilight Wings, a Galar Region Short Animated Series, which is coming early 2020. Jeopardy featured a Pokémon segment with questions for fans. Finally, we go over how the NPCs give their Pokémon nicknames in the series.

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:05:25 - Catch Rates in Sword & Shield
00:32:40 - Break Music
00:33:35 - Pokémon GO Battle Update
00:39:10 - Pokémon GO Holiday Update
00:48:30 - Pokémon Masters Holiday Update
00:54:00 - Break Music
00:54:50 - Jeopardy
01:00:30 - Pokémon: Twilight Wings
01:14:20 - Question of the Week
01:26:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:35:30 - Post Credits

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Dec 16, 2019
Answers for the VGC, Max Raids & Niantic Wayfarer

We dive deep on how Niantic Wayfarer can improve Pokémon GO. We go over a ton of Max Raid information including rewards, strategy, and collecting watts. The 2020 Video Game Competition is around the corner and we prepare you with the updated rules. A new segment introduce on this show with a new voice! On top of all that, both Pokémon Masters and Pokémon Rumble Rush gets an update too. 

00:01:20 - Introduction
00:03:35 - Pokémon GO Evolution Week
00:08:40 - Niantic Wayfarer
00:42:15 - Break Music
00:44:20 - Rumble Rush Update
00:45:30 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:48:30 - 2020 VGC Rules
00:56:30 - Maddy on the Move
01:01:00 - Max Raid Battles
01:40:00 - Question of the Week
01:47:00 - Emails
01:59:30 - Post Credits

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Dec 09, 2019
Brilliant Pokémon, Max Raids, and the Wild Area

Normal episodes are back! Will, Greg, and SBJ talk about their thoughts on Max Raid battles, trading in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, the Curry Dex, and the Wild Area. We spend some time on people manipulating the Max Raids. We address the false information around "Ultra Shiny" Pokémon and how this incorrect news spreads. We tackle are favorite things from the games and our issues with the games so far. 

00:00:25 - Introduction
00:02:20 - PTCG V Cards
00:12:50 - Gigantamax Snorlax
00:17:20 - Max Raid Woes
00:40:40 - Break Music
00:41:25 - Trading Issues
00:55:40 - Brilliant Pokémon 
01:08:00 - Incorrect Shiny Information 
01:22:00 - Chain Fishing
01:34:25 - Break Music
01:36:00 - Pokémon GO Update
01:37:00 - Pokémon Masters Update
01:39:00 - Thoughts on the Game
02:02:00 - Thoughts on the Pokémon
02:21:00 - Pokémon of the Week
02:31:20 - Post Credits


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Dec 02, 2019
Good Grief Galar 08 | The Champion

Our trainers go on to solve the issue of the Darkest Day before we get to participate in our Champion Battle. After confronting the threat, we compare this situation to past games. We also talk about our overall thoughts on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. 

00:00:30 - Introduction
00:02:00 - Always Gets Lost
00:06:30 - The Darkest Day
00:33:40 - The Champion
01:05:00 - Overall Thoughts
01:18:00 - Wrapping Up
01:21:30 - Post Credits


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Nov 25, 2019
Good Grief Galar 07 | Rose Tower

After collecting all eight Gym Badges, we head to Wyndon to get ready to challenge Leon. We talk about Wyndon and the issues that happen there that slow down our trainer from getting to fight the Champion right away. 

00:00:30 - Introduction
00:02:30 - Wyndon
00:13:30 - Rivals
00:27:20 - Dinner Plans
00:42:30 - Rose Tower
01:06:00 - Round Two 
01:13:00 - Post Credits


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Nov 24, 2019
Good Grief Galar 06 | Piers & Raihan

Headed to Spikemuth this episode to check out the Dark Gym and meet the Dark Gym Leader. After the battle, we then head to fight the Dragon Gym Leader. Before all this talking, we spend some time talking about the audio quality of the game overall.

00:00:30 - Introduction
00:02:30 - High-Quality Earbuds
00:11:00 - Gym Battle 7
00:49:00 - Gym Battle 8
01:08:00 - Post Credits


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Nov 23, 2019
Good Grief Galar 05 | The Wild Area

Irene, Micah, and SBJ talk about the Wild Area finally. We talk Raids, the Vendors, the Digging Duo, and more. There is also a couple issues with the Wild Area that we address on top of that. Our crew then ventures to the 6th Gym Leader. Depending on which version, an Ice battle or a Rock battle awaits you.

00:00:30 - Introduction
00:02:45 - The Wild Area
00:37:10 - Gym Battle 6
01:06:00 - Post Credits


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Nov 22, 2019
Good Grief Galar 04 | Bird, Dino, Drake, and Fish

We challenge and take on the fourth and fifth gyms in this episode. We find new fossils and talk about how they work. We see a couple new Pokémon on our way to Stow-in-Side, in which we talk about version exclusive Gym Leaders. Afterwards, we meet Bede again, and an unexpected turn of events happens. Finally, we challenge Opal for the Fairy Badge.

00:00:30 - Introduction
00:02:10 - Minor Story
00:17:30 - Fossils 
00:26:20 - Gym Battle 4
00:32:00 - The Explosion 
00:41:40 - Gym Battle 5
00:57:10 - Post Credits

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Nov 18, 2019
Good Grief Galar 03 | Nessa & Kabu

We talk about the Water Gym and the Fire Gym this episode. Our journey brings to to getting the Rotom Bike and a new Baby Pokémon in the Daycare. We learn more about Chairman Rose and Bede. Sword and Shield also seems to dive into character development a bit more than past games with people like Kabu too.

00:00:30 - Introduction
00:04:30 - The Bike
00:08:00 - Baby Pokémon
00:20:00 - Gym Battle 2
00:34:40 - Pokémon Jobs
00:46:20 - Gym Battle 3
01:06:00 - Post Credits

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Nov 17, 2019
Good Grief Galar 02 | Turffield Gym

Our Starters finally evolved into the middle evolutions. We made it to the first Gym Leader in Pokémon Sword and Shield. We talk about meeting the Gym Leaders formally after Leon introduces us. We meet our other two Rivals and talk about Hop a bit more. After knocking out a lot of the story stuff, we give initial impressions on the Wild Area.

00:00:30 - Introduction
00:03:20 - Starters Evolve
00:10:30 - Story Stuff
00:26:10 - Gym Battle 1
00:42:40 - Wild Area
00:58:00 - Post Credits

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Nov 16, 2019
Good Grief Galar 01 | First Impressions

We give our first impressions on Pokémon Sword and Shield. No spoilers past meeting Sonia for the first time. We discuss our starters, Leon, your rival, and comparing the beginning of this game to past Pokémon games like XY and Sun & Moon. Enjoy!

00:00:30 - Introduction
00:05:40 - The Opening
00:25:20 - Starter Picks
01:00:00 - Post Credits

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Nov 15, 2019
Mints Packed, Heading to Galar

Last podcast before Pokémon Sword and Shield drops! We talk about the Curry Dex, Mints, Max Raid Battles, and the clash of negativity vs positivity for these games. Giovanni finally appears in Pokémon GO. Japan cancels an upcoming event. The guy who made Undertale made some music for Pokémon. We talk the future of the PokéDex and how Pokémon HOME may or may not have an impact on future games. 

00:03:20 - Introduction
00:04:00 - Giovanni in Pokémon GO
00:13:40 - Undertale Guy Makes Music 
00:18:40 - Gigantamax Butterfree
00:24:40 - SwSh Competition
00:28:40 - Break Music
00:29:30 - Mints & Rare Candy
00:49:20 - Pokémon Bag & Trading
00:59:45 - Break Music
01:00:40 - National Dex + Pokémon HOME 
01:14:00 - Japanese Launch Event Canceled 
01:19:10 - #ThankYouGameFreak
01:40:20 - Question  of the Week
01:44:25 - Pokémon of the Week
01:52:40 - Post Credits

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Nov 11, 2019
Avoiding The Leaks [Featuring RealBreakingNate]

Featuring RealBreakingNate (interview starts at 56 mins into the episode). Pokémon Sword/Shield leaks have happened, revealing most of the PokéDex, but we don't talk about it this episode. We tackle Cosmic Eclipse, the new TCG set, the anime is set to debut Pikachu's origin story as a Pichu, and the recent Pokémon GO event fell flat for a lot of fans. Healthy living returns this episode too!! A bonus 45 mins of the podcast, talking about leak culture, can be found free on our Patreon page.

00:03:20 - Introduction
00:05:00 - Healthy Living
00:13:00 - Pikachu's Origin Story
00:15:50 - Cosmic Eclipse TCG Set
00:21:10 - Pokémon Christmas Stuff
00:27:00 - Pokémon GO News
00:52:50 - Break Music
00:56:20 - Interview with RealBreakingNate
01:33:00 - Break Music
01:34:40 - Question of the Week
01:40:50 - Pokémon of the Week
01:48:10 - Post Credits

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Nov 04, 2019
The Pressure of Making Pokémon Games

Another interview with Game Freak, in where they talk about connectivity from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Sword and Shield, Sirfetch'd, and how fans respond to them making games. Pokémon Masters gets a story update. The Pokémon TCG is already banning a new card from the upcoming set. Pokémon GO announced a new Battle Tournament for early next year and some new Team Rocket stuff on the horizon. Finally, Will, SBJ, and Brittney debate about how to get a newcomer into Pokémon. 

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:20 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:05:10 - Best Buy Mewtwo
00:13:00 - Pokémon GO News
00:26:20 - Pokémon Center London
00:30:10 - TCG Card Sales
00:32:20 - TCG Card Banned
00:37:40 - Break Music
00:38:40 - Game Freak Interview
01:29:20 - Question of the Week
01:47:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:53:10 - Post Credits


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Oct 28, 2019
Gigantamaxing Fat Pikachu & Fluffy Eevee

Charizard, Pikachu, Meowth, and more get special BIG Pokémon treatment in the latest Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield trailer. Pokémon Masters has a roadmap based on last week's apology. Niantic is rolling out a map update to GO, as well as, a new $8.99 event that seems like a worldwide GO Fest. With Sword/Shield around the corner, an embargo lifted in regards to the first 90 mins of gameplay. We pull information from Eurogamer, IGN, The Verge, and Game Informer in regards to this news. 

00:01:40 - Introduction
00:04:20 - Pokémon Masters Roadmap
00:13:20 - Niantic Wayfarer
00:19:50 - Salami Island Spawns
00:22:30 - Regigigas $8.99 Event
00:38:30 - Break Music
00:39:00 - New Gigantamax Pokémon
00:56:00 - More Sword/Shield Info
01:23:20 - Question of the Week
01:27:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:35:00 - Post Credits


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Oct 21, 2019
Pokémon Masters Public Apology

Even the producer of Pokémon Masters thinks that the game is boring and a grind, we talk about the apology letter. Speaking of flopping mobile games, why is Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite a dud compared to Pokémon GO? Galarian Ponyta was finally talked about by the Pokémon Company, so we can go over what they said. Ash gets a female friend added to his roster for the upcoming Pokémon anime in Japan. 

00:01:40 - Introduction
00:04:10 - Pokémon Masters Apology
00:19:40 - Harry Potter Failure
00:34:50 - Break Music
00:35:50 - No More Spawns
00:40:40 - PokeDex Case
00:46:50 - Galar Ponyta
01:03:20 - Break Music
01:04:00 - New Characters in the Anime
01:06:40 - Question of the Week
01:14:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:24:00 - Post Credits


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Oct 14, 2019
Pokémon Sword & Shield Info Dump

Game Informer dropped a bunch of new Pokémon Sword and Shield information on us. Auto-save stuff, no HMs, why Pokémon were cut, new features, changing natures and more. A 24-hour live stream also showed off Impidimp and Galar Ponyta. Pokémon GO is doing Raid nights every Wednesday this month, and new shirts got added to the shop. Finally, Game Freak talks about how Max Raid battles were made before they were implemented and used in Pokémon GO. 

00:01:40 - Introduction
00:03:00 - Pokémon GO News
00:09:20 - Ash is Back
00:13:10 - No HMs in Sword/Shield
00:22:40 - Exp Share Always On
00:34:40 - Break Music
00:35:30 - Auto-Save Being Added
00:49:10 - Nature Changes
00:57:40 - Max Raid Battles
01:06:30 - Break Music
01:07:10 - Pokémon Coming Back
01:13:50 - 18 Gyms in Sword/Shield
01:29:30 - Galar Ponyta
01:39:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:47:00 - Post Credits


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Oct 07, 2019
The $10,000 Shiny Charizard Card

Lots of Pokémon GO stuff happening again! Mobile Mario Kart got more downloads on day 1 of release than Pokémon GO, so does this mean anything? Shiny Charizard is still worth something to someone. A 24-hour looped video will be shown off soon to show some new stuff in Sword/Shield!

00:01:40 - Introduction
00:07:00 - Mario Kart vs Pokémon GO
00:23:00 - Upcoming Sword/Shield News
00:35:10 - Break Music
00:37:00 - Pokémon GO Spawn Points
0040:40 - Travel Day
00:56:00 - Shiny Charizard TCG
01:10:00 - Break Music
01:10:50 - Question of the Week
01:18:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:25:00 - Post Credits


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Sep 30, 2019
Sirfetch'd, Hidden Fates, Unova in Pokémon GO

Sirfetch'd was unveiled as a Pokémon Sword exclusive Pokémon! Unova Pokémon have arrived in Pokémon GO. The Ultra Bonus week is ending, but Mewtwo is coming back! Trapinch Community Day was announced. Hidden Fates, the newest Pokémon TCG set, is still impossible to find. The season finale of the Japanese Pokémon anime wrapped up and people are talking about it, including us.

00:01:40 - Introduction
00:06:50 - Hidden Fates, V Cards
00:12:00 - Pokémon Masters Update
00:22:10 - Upcoming GO Events
00:36:30 - Unova in Pokémon GO
00:41:10 - Ultra Bonus Afterthoughts
00:56:40 - Sirfetch'd
01:08:00 - (SPOILERS) Season 22 Finale
01:25:10 - Question of the Week
01:39:30 - Pokémon of the Week
01:43:00 - Post Credits

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Sep 23, 2019
New Pokémon Seems Very Farfetched

Niantic just settled a 4 million dollar lawsuit regarding trespassing. A new, mysterious Pokémon was shown off, and the internet thinks they know what it could be. Pokémon Center got a new revamp of plushies, including every Pokémon from Johto, plus some Halloween merchandise. Pokémon Masters apologized to players by offering them 6,000 gems for their bug issues.

00:02:10 - Introduction
00:05:00 - 6,000 Gems in Pokémon Masters
00:18:20 - Pokémon Trespassing Lawsuit
00:27:30 - Break Music
00:28:00 - Johto Sitting Cuties
00:27:30 - Break Music
00:40:40 - New Pokémon Thoughts
00:43:00 - New Glitched Pokémon
00:59:30 - Question of the Week
01:10:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:18:50 - Post Credits

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Sep 16, 2019
Cramorant and Pokémon Masters Thoughts

Cramorant and Polteageist are the two newest Pokémon shown off this past week in a recent Nintendo Direct. We cover the new clothing styles and the Curry Dex in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Minor Pokémon GO news this episode, but we spend a good time talking about our thoughts on the new mobile game, Pokémon Masters. The new Sword and Shield TCG set also got announced this past week too.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:30 - Pokémon GO Events
00:04:50 - Sword/Shield TCG
00:07:40 - Playing Pokémon at PAX
00:11:35 - Pokémon Masters
00:19:00 - Shiny Necrozma
00:21:40 - Pokémon Masters Thoughts
00:58:00 - Break Music
00:58:40 - New Pokémon, Nintendo Direct
01:37:00 - Post Credits

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Sep 09, 2019
Shiny Solgaleo and Shiny Lunala

Pokémon Masters is now available on mobile and we give first impressions on that! Shiny Solgaleo and Shiny Lunala may be our last distributions on the 3DS as we gear up for Sword and Shield. Build-a-bear is still pumping out overpriced toys, but this time, it's Snorlax. We got an anime announcement for another anime announcement this week too.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:06:00 - Shiny 3DS News
00:11:35 - Pokémon Masters
00:17:20 - Build-a-Bear Snorlax
00:22:00 - New Anime News
00:38:10 - Break Music
00:39:00 - Sock Review
00:53:20 - Question of the Week
01:04:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:10:00 - Post Credits


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Sep 02, 2019
We Played Sword & Shield

Back from the Pokémon World Championships, Will and SBJ played Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. We also talk about the TCG drama that happened with the final matches. Hidden Fates is out now, Pokémon V coming soon! Unova is coming to Pokémon GO. We address questions regarding the competitive stuff they showed off for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the upcoming Ranking system in HOME and the Switch games.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:05:00 - Hidden Fates
00:13:50 - Pokémon V
00:25:00 - The TCG Drama
00:43:40 - Break Music
00:44:30 - New Competitive VGC Stuff
01:02:50 - Sword & Shield Demo
01:24:40 - Break Music
01:25:45 - Umbreon 2nd Place
01:30:10 - The Pokémon GO Scam
01:41:50 - Pokémon GO + Unova
02:02:10 - Pokémon of the Week
02:05:00 - Housecleaning
02:09:20 - Post Credits


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Aug 26, 2019
The Three Worst Pokémon

Since we were out of town this weekend, this episode was recorded a bit earlier. It won't include any recent Pokémon news or thoughts about Pokémon Worlds, but it will include your emails and question! We tackle what Pokémon we don't like, if we think Eevee should have more evolutions, and if Pokémon should be on Tinder. News returns next week and our thoughts on DC Worlds!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:20 - Your Emails and Questions
01:07:30 - Pokémon of the Week
01:10:20 - Post Credits

🐉 Dungeons & Randomness x Mythical

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Aug 19, 2019
Galarian Forms including Weezing, Zigzagoon, & Gene Simmons

A new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield has arrived. Pokémon has finally shown off Galarian forms including Weezing and Zigzagoon! We talk about KISS and how they seem pretty happy with what TPCi has shown off too. The TCG gets another card banned before the Pokémon World Championships, Funko is releasing a football Pikachu soon, and Pokémon GO is having an event in Canada this September.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:20 - TCG Card Banned
00:06:30 - Pikachu Funko Pop
00:11:20 - TCG Play & Trade Event
00:21:25 - Mewtwo Download
00:22:40 - Turtwig Community Day
00:26:30 - Pokémon GO in Canada
00:32:50 - Break Music
00:33:40 - Pokémon Sword/Shield News (Part 1)
01:05:50 - Break Music
01:06:40 - Pokémon Sword/Shield News (Part 2)
01:44:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:45:30 - Housecleaning
01:49:00 - Post Credits

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Aug 12, 2019
Pokémon GO Hit 1 Billion Downloads

Pokémon Worlds is coming up and the theme this year is museums. Pokémon also announced changes for the 2020 competitive format. The Team Rocket stuff in Pokémon GO is sticking around and new Shadow Pokémon have arrived. A $500 Mareep is coming to Pokémon Center for both the USA and Japan. Finally, Pokéomn released sales numbers for their games and it seems that Let's Go is on track to surpass Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in total copies sold.

00:02:40 - Introduction
00:06:50 - Pokémon GO Event
00:16:00 - Zombies, Run
00:21:10 - Casify Cases
00:23:50 - BIG MAREEP
00:30:45 - Pokémon World's Part 1
00:40:10 - Break Music
00:43:50 - Pokémon World's Part 2
00:46:00 - 2020 Format
00:50:45 - Pokémon Sales Numbers
01:02:00 - Pokémon Manhole Covers
01:07:20 - Question of the Week
01:28:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:33:30 - Housecleaning
01:38:00 - Post Credits

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Aug 05, 2019
Team GO Rocket

Team Rocket has invaded Pokémon GO. Shadow Pokémon need to be purified, and someone needs to battle these Zubat they brought with. Rumble Rush dropped on iOS, Pokémon Duel is disappearing this October, and Pokémon Masters can be downloaded in Singapore. This episode marks our 9th year of being a podcast, so thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years.

00:01:20 - Introduction
00:08:20 - Team Rocket in Pokémon GO
00:33:50 - Break Music
00:34:30 - Pokémon Duel Shuts Down
00:37:50 - Pokémon Rumble Rush on iOS
00:41:45 - Pokémon Masters
00:50:20 - Question of the Week
01:00:05 - Pokémon of the Week
01:04:10 - Housecleaning
01:08:30 - Post Credits

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Jul 29, 2019
Nintendo Switch Lite Unveiled

The Nintendo Switch Lite is coming this holiday and will feature a special Pokémon edition. Pokémon GO is teaming up with One Piece, but it's only really talked about outside of the United States. Pokémon Sword & Shield will feature customizable jerseys for Gym Battles. Mega Rayquaza was banned in the VGC (then unbanned). More minor Pokémon Masters details this episode. Finally, we look back at the development of XY and some information about the Gear projects that Game Freak does.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:10 - Southwest x Nintendo
00:08:40 - Nintendo Switch Lite
00:28:00 - Break Music
00:29:10 - Pokémon GO x One Piece
00:36:50 - Sword & Shield Gyms
00:45:45 - Pokémon Masters
00:52:10 - Banning Mega Rayquaza
01:02:30 - Break Music
01:04:20 - Development of XY and Gear Projects
01:26:00 - Question of the Week
01:38:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:43:30 - Housecleaning
01:47:40 - Post Credits

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Jul 22, 2019
Pokémon Sword & Shield Not Reusing Models?

According to a Famitsu article from a month ago, Game Freak has stated that the models in Pokémon Sword & Shield are NEW and made from scratch (not taken from past games). A new trailer also debuted showing some new, creamy Pokémon to catch. Pokémon GO released an update to Trainer battles, but then pulled the update due to complaints. Pokémon Worlds is open for registration, and attendees can get a special Aerodactyl for showing up.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:05:00 - Pokémon Worlds
00:15:00 - Pokémon GO Trainer Battles
00:21:10 - New Pokémon
00:59:35 - Break Music
01:00:15 - New Characters
01:26:30 - Reused Models
01:48:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:53:30 - Post Credits


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Jul 15, 2019
No Plans for Pokémon Snap 2

We go over another interview with Ohmori and Masuda regarding Pokémon Sword & Shield. This interview also talked about having no plans for a Pokémon Snap 2 in the future. They also talk about why some features do not return to the games. We go over a cute TCG ruling regarding a Pikachu card. Niantic has shown off that Armored Mewtwo is coming to Pokémon GO on July 10th. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft speak out against Donald Trump's tariff, which they say will hurt the video game industry.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:10 - Armored Mewtwo in Pokémon GO
00:10:20 - PTCG Ruling
00:17:15 - Video Game Tariffs
00:26:45 - Break Music
00:28:00 - Taiwan PokéBall
00:31:00 - Metro Sword/Shield Interview
01:09:20 - Question of the Week
01:21:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:27:10 - Post Credits


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Jul 08, 2019
National Dex Update from Masuda

We get an update on the National Dex issue from Masuda directly! Pokémon GO celebrates it's 3rd anniversary by spawning Shiny Alolan Pokémon in the wild. Pokémon Masters gets a release date for this Summer and gave us an 8 minute trailer for the game, showing little gameplay footage. The TCG is getting another expansion right after Pokémon Worlds and more Pokémon phone cases are arriving soon too!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:45 - Pokémon TCG, Hidden Fates
00:13:30 - Casetify Restock
00:16:10 - Pokémon GO Anniversary
00:30:40 - Break Music
00:31:10 - The National Dex Issue
01:22:45 - Break Music
01:23:50 - Pokémon Masters
01:42:40 - Question of the Week
01:50:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:57:50 - Post Credits


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Jul 01, 2019
The National Dex Issue

We take time this week to address the #BringBackNationalDex issue that surrounds Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Since Harry Potter Wizard's Unite is out (Niantic's new mobile game), we compare it to Pokémon GO. Japan is getting a new Pokémon Cafe. The PTCG is releasing a new set soon, called Unified Minds. Finally, we talk about if every Pokémon is truly someone's favorite.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:07:00 - Pokémon TCG Unified Minds
00:21:30 - Pokémon Cafe in Japan
00:26:30 - Break Music
00:27:10 - New EX Raids in Pokémon GO
00:30:40 - [Pokémon Sword/Shield Info]
00:55:55 - Break Music
00:56:40 - Harry Potter Wizard's Unite
01:11:00 - #BringBackNationalDex
01:43:10 - Question of the Week
01:52:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:59:50 - Post Credits


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Jun 24, 2019
Nintendo Treehouse & Pokémon GO Fest Recaps

We attended Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago for the third year, and we have a full report on how Niantic did this event compared to years prior. We talk about the Jirachi quest, the spawns, the weather, and the lack of issues we had playing. E3 was last week too! SBJ, Greg, and Will talk about the new Gym Leader in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Two new Pokémon, Impidimp and Yamper, were discovered during game play at E3. Masuda and Ohmori talk about the Wild Area and Max Raid battles and we have input on that as well.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:05:00 - Pokémon GO Fest Recap
00:47:25 - Break Music
00:48:35 - Nintendo Treehouse Recap
00:55:10 - Nessa Gym Challenge
00:59:40 - Two New Pokémon
01:04:30 - Max Raid Battles
01:19:20 - No Z-Moves or Mega Pokémon
01:23:00 - Break Music
01:23:45 - The Wild Area
01:40:40 - Question of the Week
01:50:30 - Pokémon of the Week
01:56:30 - Post Credits


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Jun 17, 2019
Sword & Shield Brings Dynamax, Wooloo, and the Wild Area

The Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct unveiled new Pokémon including Corviknight, Wooloo, Gossifleur, and Drednaw. The Wild Area brings what seems to be the raid mechanic from Pokémon GO into a Zelda-like environment for multiplayer action. Game Freak showed off characters such as your Rival, the Champion, and the Professor of Galar. We talk about how Dynamax can provide more possibilities over Z-Moves or Mega Stones. Finally, we talk about how the Legendary Pokémon may be related to CMYK.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:06:40 - Pokémon GO
00:12:20 - News
00:18:30 - Dynamax
00:29:25 - Pokémon Gyms
00:42:55 - Break Music
00:44:50 - The Galar Region
00:59:00 - NEW Pokémon
01:20:15 - Break Music
01:21:00 - Legendary Pokémon
01:33:10 - Overworld Encounters
01:38:15 - The Wild Area
01:55:20 - Rotom Phone
01:57:10 - Pokémon of the Week
02:05:00 - Post Credits


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Jun 10, 2019
Pokémon Press Conference Recap

Pokémon Sleep, Pokémon HOME, Pokémon Masters, and more was unveiled at the Pokémon Press Conference in Tokyo. We go over our thoughts on Pokémon Sleep and the GO Plus+, as well as, DeNA's upcoming game, Pokémon Masters. We also talk about how Pokémon HOME will work with Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, Pokémon Bank, and Pokémon Sword/Shield in early 2020.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:07:00 - News
00:07:10 - Detective Pikachu Graphic Novel
00:09:30 - Pokémon LINE Stickers
00:12:40 - Pokémon Press Conference
00:18:30 - New Pokémon Center
00:21:25 - Detective Pikachu 2
00:31:10 - Break Music
00:33:10 - Pokémon Sword & Shield Direct
00:36:35 - Pokémon Quest in China
00:40:20 - Pokémon Masters (DeNA)
00:48:50 - Pokémon Shirts
00:52:45 - Pokémon Sleep (GO Plus+)
01:07:45 - Break Music
01:08:30 - Pokémon HOME
01:25:20 - Question of the Week
01:29:55 - Pokémon of the Week
01:37:25 - Post Credits


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Jun 03, 2019
Pokémon Sword & Shield Drama

Have no clue how much is actually in a pint vs a gallon, do not need your e-mails about this. We talk about the Pokémon Sword & Shield shirt issue, old Pokémon returning to Pokémon GO, and Japan is getting exclusive Pikachu ice cream. We also talk about Lickitung scene from Detective Pikachu.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:12:00 - News
00:13:10 - Japanese Ice Cream
00:17:30 - Detective Pikachu Scene
00:23:30 - Break Music
00:24:30 - Pokémon GO Update
00:35:20 - Sword & Shield Drama
00:52:25 - Question of the Week
00:59:35 - Pokémon of the Week
01:09:00 - Post Credits


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May 27, 2019
New Lures & Pokémon in GO

A new Pokémon mobile game, Rumble Rush, is out in Australia. Three new Lures and some new Gen 4 Pokémon surprise us in Pokémon GO this past week. Niantic is also introducing a "raid week" this upcoming Tuesday. The Pokémon Fit plushes are getting the Generation 2 Pokémon added to the series. This weekend is also your chance to get Shiny Tapu Fini by participating in the 2019 International Challenge May Online Competition!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:06:00 - News
00:06:00 - Shiny Tapu Fini [Event]
00:11:20 - Detective Pikachu 2
00:24:10 - Gen 2 Plushes
00:35:00 - Break Music
00:35:40 - Rumble Rush
00:51:00 - New Lures & [Pokémon in GO]
01:22:00 - Glaceon & Leafeon
01:25:45 - Question of the Week
01:29:15 - Pokémon of the Week
01:37:00 - Post Credits
01:19:35 - Post Credits

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May 20, 2019
Pokémon 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!

This episode is free for everyone and Alola Vacation will return next week!

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May 14, 2019
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.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:10 - News
00:03:20 - Shiny Eevee & Pikachu at Target
00:16:35 - PTCG Exclusives
00:19:15 - Detective Pikachu Event in GO
00:27:10 - USUM [Shiny Tapu Fini]
00:32:35 - Break Music
00:33:30 - New Pokémon Mobile Game
00:42:30 - UK Pokémon [Clothing]
00:45:45 - Detective Pikachu Review
01:05:20 - Question of the Week
01:12:25 - Pokémon of the Week
01:19:35 - Post Credits

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May 13, 2019
Unbroken Bonds: Charizard/Reshiram GX

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.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:15 - News
00:03:30 - Pokémon Pass
00:12:15 - Unbroken Bonds
00:21:25 - Play Pokémon Updates
00:26:00 - Break Music
00:27:00 - Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf
00:36:20 - Pokémon [Cases]
00:41:25 - Question of the Week
00:46:35 - E-mails
00:56:55 - Pokémon of the Week
01:04:00 - Post Credits

May 06, 2019
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.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:15 - News
00:02:30 - Pokémon Website Changes
00:09:15 - Detective Pikachu [Actor Interview]
00:15:25 - Build-a-Bear Pokémon Plushes
00:18:30 - Wobbuffet Merch in Japan
00:21:00 - Nintendo [Financial Earnings]
00:34:25 - Break Music
00:35:00 - European International Results
00:41:15 - Pokémon GO Update
00:52:20 - Question of the Week
00:58:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:07:35 - Post Credits

Apr 29, 2019
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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Episode Summary

Olivia’s Midday Form Lycanroc and Gladion’s Midnight Form Lycanroc discover the injured Rockruff and take it to Tapu Lele for healing. After Ash comes looking for his friend, Tapu Lele uses Draining Kiss to take energy from both Lycanroc and give it to Rockruff. Rockruff is feeling better—and then it evolves into a Lycanroc no one has ever seen before, a Dusk Form Lycanroc with bright green eyes!

Apr 23, 2019
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!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:05:10 - News
00:05:10 - Pokémon TCG Rotation
00:16:50 - Pokémon Size Book
00:19:45 - Mr. Mime Almost Cut
00:27:50 - Break Music
00:31:25 - Shiny Meltan
00:38:00 - Singapore Event
00:40:40 - Pokémon GO Fest Lottery
00:52:50 - Break Music
00:54:00 - Milwaukee Pokémon GO Issues
01:12:40 - E-mails
01:33:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:39:30 - Post Credits

Apr 22, 2019
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.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:00 - Community Day
00:07:10 - News
00:07:20 - Pokémon GO Egg Event
00:21:10 - Pokémon GO Photo Contest
00:30:00 - Break Music
00:32:00 - Sword & Shield New Move
00:37:40 - Detective Pikachu Opening Night
00:43:10 - Casting Trailer
00:51:40 - Detective Pikachu Toys
01:11:10 - Break Music
01:12:20 - Question of the Week
01:21:15 - Pokémon of the Week
01:27:30 - Post Credits

Apr 15, 2019
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 due 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.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:00 - News
00:03:10 - Burger King [Toys]
00:15:40 - Pokémon Center Update
00:26:00 - Anime on Netflix
00:31:20 - Break Music
00:32:20 - Legendary Lunch Hour
00:40:00 - Pokémon GO Fest
00:59:20 - Rare TCG Card [Link]
01:06:25 - Break Music
01:07:10 - Master Trainers
01:15:00 - Pokémon Battle Royal
01:20:00 - Question of the Week
01:26:45 - Pokémon of the Week
01:33:00 - Post Credits

Apr 08, 2019
352 Pokémon Bank Bonus Downloads

Lot's of Pokémon GO Stuff this episode. Hat Pikachu in GO, Bug event starting soon, and a recap of Lotad day. Pokémon Duel has a bit of news, but we get two Hidden Ability Pokémon in Pokémon Bank for subscribers. We also talk about how Pokémon names are said! Finally, we talk about how you miss an entire convention because you don't know how to properly book a flight.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:12:00 - News
00:12:00 - Pokémon GO, Hat Pikachu
00:18:30 - Pokémon GO, Lotad Day
00:32:20 - Pokémon GO, Bug Week
00:37:25 - Break Music
00:38:10 - Pokémon Duel News
00:42:50 - Pokémon Bank Downloads
00:55:45 - Question of the Week
01:04:35 - Pokémon of the Week
01:12:40 - Post Credits

Apr 01, 2019
351 Harry Potter vs. Pokémon

News regarding Harry Potter: Wizards Unite dropped, and the crew decides to talk about how much of an impact this game can have on Pokémon GO and the players who may not even care that Pokémon GO has Pokémon in it. Some minor news about Detective Pikachu shows up, we chat about future GO events, and we share a little bit of news regarding how the TCG was in development during the development of Pokémon Red & Green.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:00 - Community Day
00:19:50 - News
00:20:00 - Lotad Field Research Day
00:24:40 - Giratina Returns
00:27:10 - Break Music
00:28:00 - Charmander Funko Pop
00:30:00 - Pokémon TCG Development
00:35:30 - Danny DeVito as Pikachu
00:40:20 - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Info
00:57:20 - Break Music
00:58:20 - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite More Info
01:05:10 - Question of the Week
01:12:15 - Pokémon of the Week
01:23:10 - Post Credits

Mar 25, 2019
350 Food and Pokémon from Japan

SBJ is back from Japan and talks about the Pokemon (and food) differences between Japan and the United States. This is a bit more off-topic episodes than some of the very news heavy past episodes, so just a heads up. Defense Deoxys is being added to Pokémon GO, as well as, a new grass event. The anime is getting a new season on Disney XD, and has an article about everything you can do after you beat the Elite 4 in Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:00 - Japanese Food
00:12:45 - Pokémon Centers in Japan
00:33:00 - Break Music
00:34:00 - News
00:34:10 - New Anime Season
00:36:30 - Pokémon GO News
00:54:40 - Post Game, Let's Go
01:03:00 - Break Music
01:04:00 - Question of the Week
01:14:15 - Pokémon of the Week
01:19:00 - Post Credits

Mar 18, 2019
349 Sword & Shield Speculation, Pokémon Mobile Makes $24.5 Billion

Listeners shout out! We hear your thoughts on the Galar map and ideas of Pokémon from the new region. We also discuss the latest Pokémon GO news, new Detective Pikachu TCG cards, and the amount of money Pokémon makes from its six mobile games.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:07:00 - News: Armored MewTwo
00:10:37 - Pokémon GO Updates
00:27:27 - The Deleted Tweet
00:31:38 - Pokémon Mobile Makes $24.5 Billion
00:39:00 - Detective Pikachu TCG Cards
00:40:34 - List of Detective Pikachu Ranked by Cuteness
00:44:21 - Break Music
00:45:14 - Listener Sword and Shield Email
01:19:17 - Break Music
01:20:12 - Question of the Week
01:27:20 - Pokémon of the Week
01:30:16 - Closing

Mar 11, 2019
Women's Day: Special Episode

To celebrate Women's Day, Raschelle, Irene, and Brittney come together to talk about the impact of women in the Pokémon series. They talk about why certain characters are influential, and how they all came to Pokémon. We hope you enjoy this different perceptive on Pokémon from voices you are familiar with!

What is Women's Day?
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. After the Socialist Party of America organised a Women's Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested a Women's Day be held annually.

Mar 08, 2019
348 Pokémon Sword & Shield, Detective Pikachu, and Mewtwo Strikes Back!

So many announcements from the Pokémon Company all around Pokémon Day! We talk about the new Detective Pikachu trailer, the Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution trailer, rumored "armored evolution," and our first reactions to the Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer. You can find the map of Galar we discuss here.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:14:40 - News
00:14:45 - Detective Pikachu Trailer
00:28:32 - MewTwo Strikes Back Evolution
00:34:00 - Armored Evolution
00:39:43 - Pokémon GO Reinvigorates Franchise
00:48:50 - Break Music
00:49:30 - Pokémon Sword & Shield Reactions/Map Scrutiny
01:40:00 - Break Music
01:40:53 - Question of the Week
01:46:14 - Pokémon of the Week
01:52:00 - Post Credits

Mar 04, 2019
347 Pokémon Day!

Pokémon Day is upon us! We cover the news and events leading up to February 27th this year! These events include a Trade and Play TCG event, a new updated Pokémon TV app, Pokémon GO events, the announcement of Worlds, and more! We also talk about how Clamperl day compared to the last Field Research day too.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:20 - News
00:02:40 - Trade and Play
00:10:45 - Twitch Marathon
00:12:00 - Pokémon Merch
00:27:00 - Pokémon Worlds Information
00:19:20 - Pokémon TV 3.0 Update
00:32:00 - Break Music
00:35:00 - Pokémon GO Team Swap
00:51:25 - Clamperl Research Day
01:13:45 - Break Music
01:18:10 - Question of the Week
01:28:05 - Pokémon of the Week
01:38:00 - Post Credits

Feb 25, 2019
346 Pokémon Let's Go Sells 10 Million Copies

Another Community Day in the books! We talk about the new AR Photo features coming to Pokémon GO. We also talk about Yo-Kai Watch not doing well in Japan recently. SBJ finally plays Pokémon Duel to explore the new $16.99 mostly fee. Finally, we talk about how Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee sold 10 million copies by the end of 2018. Will gives you your Pokémon of the Week! Bobby returns this episode!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:01:50 - News
00:03:00 - Plush Furret
00:06:45 - Yo-Kai Watch News
00:18:15 - Pokémon Let's Go [Sales]
00:28:00 - Break Music
00:29:05 - Pokémon Duel News
00:41:00 - Pokémon GO News
00:53:10 - Question of the Week
01:02:45 - Pokémon of the Week
01:15:00 - Post Credits

Feb 18, 2019
345 Shiny Meltan & Shiny Tapu Bulu

A new Pokémon TCG Dex App is available on iOS and Android. There is a new Pokémon GO event, including one that lets you have a chance of finding Shiny Meltan. We debate over if Electabuzz is a tiger or not. Pokémon has partnered with Funko Pops to bring some more toys this year. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun is getting Pokemon DLC. Shiny Tapu Bulu is a VGC award this February too!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:40 - News
00:05:15 - Shiny Tapu Bulu [Info]
00:14:00 - Shiny Meltan
00:20:30 - Pokémon GO Events
00:25:30 - Funko Pops! [Press]
00:34:20 - Break Music
00:35:05 - Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun [News]
00:44:25 - TCG Dex App
00:51:50 - Question of the Week
00:13:45 - Post Credits

Feb 11, 2019
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?

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:55 - News
00:04:00 - Pokémon Platinum Thoughts
00:14:50 - Pokémon GO [News]
00:35:40 - Break Music
00:36:40 - Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb
01:18:40 - Break Music
01:19:30 - James Tuner Q&A [Tweet]
01:24:30 - Question of the Week
01:38:20 - Pokémon of the Week
01:45:15 - Post Credits

Feb 04, 2019
343 Pokémon Let's Go Update v1.0.1

A new update is available for Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. A second movie may be in the works for Detective Pikachu. Pokemon cat hats are available for... your cats. Ariana Grande got a Pokémon tattoo, and that seems news worthy. SBJ, Will, and Greg answer some e-mails and our question of the week! Will rolls out the new Pokémon of the Week segment properly this week too.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:30 - News
00:03:30 - Let's Go [Update]
00:10:40 - Pokémon [Cat Hats]
00:13:10 - Ariana Grande Tattoo [Article]
00:17:50 - USUM Tournaments
00:22:55 - Detective Pikachu 2 [Sequel]
00:30:40 - Break Music
00:32:20 - Question of the Week
00:40:05 - E-mails
00:54:20 - Pokémon of the Week
01:03:20 - Post Credits

Jan 28, 2019
342 Detective Pikachu Merchandise

With the new Detective Pikachu movie coming out this May, the Pokémon Company has decided to release a bunch of merch to support the movie! We go over the huge amount of merch being announced. We also talk about Feebas Day in Pokémon GO. On top of all that, we talk about the cutest starters according to a poll in Japan (#4 will really SHOCK you)! Enjoy!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:05:30 - News
00:07:00 - Detective Pikachu Merchandise [Article]
00:34:30 - Break Music
00:35:00 - Pokémon GO Feebas Day
00:47:35 - Pokémon TCG Cards via Cereal Boxes [Article]
00:51:50 - Cutest Pokémon Starter [Article]
01:06:40 - Question of the Week
01:14:40 - Post Credits

Jan 21, 2019
341 Pokémon GO: Feebas Limited Research Day

The first Pokémon GO community day of 2019 is over and one week later we have another one featuring Feebas. Greg, Will, and SBJ talk about their Totodile community days. News about Pokémon GO being banned in a local cemetery. It seems that Universal Studio has canceled plans for a Nintendo Theme park. We also talk about how Bulbasaur should wear a hat. Finally, what Pokemon we have in our collection means a lot to us?

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:35 - Totodile Community Day
00:21:10 - News
00:21:50 - Feebas Community Day
00:29:10 - Break Music
00:30:00 - Pokémon GO Cemetery Ban
00:39:20 - Hat on Bulbasaur
00:49:55 - Nintendo Theme Park
00:56:35 - Question of the Week
01:06:05 - Pokémon of the Week
01:10:40 - Post Credits

Jan 14, 2019
340 Pokémon GO Made $795 Million Last Year

The first episode of 2019. We talk about how much money Pokémon GO made. How to actually battle in Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. There is a new Pokémon movie coming out this summer. With the start of the new year, Gen 8 rumors are already starting and have no real solid data to back them. Question of the week brings us to what Pokémon town we'd like to live in?

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:11:35 - News
00:13:55 - Pokémon GO Adventure Sync Week
00:21:20 - Pokémon GO Brazil
00:27:20 - Pokémon GO Made $795 Million Last Year
00:31:20 - Break Music
00:32:20 - Mewtwo Movie
00:38:10 - Gen 8 Rumors
00:52:30 - Battling in Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee
00:55:55 - Break Music
00:57:35 - Question of the Week
01:09:50 - Pokémon of the Week
01:20:30 - Post Credits

Jan 07, 2019
339 Best Pokémon Experiences in 2018

The final episode of 2018. Will, Greg, and SBJ answer you questions and talk about our 3 best Pokémon highlights of the year. We talk about what we want to see in a future Pokémon game, as well as, if we think something like Pokémon GO is worth getting into after 2 years.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:00 - News
00:10:35 - E-mails
01:08:30 - Pokémon of the Week
01:15:40 - Post Credits

Dec 31, 2018
338 A Farfetch'd in a Pear Tree

More new Pokémon GO changes that we talk about. New raid bosses, new events, new Shiny (Sandshrew) that you can get. We also talk about the new holiday stuff on Poké, as well as, come up with our own 12 days of Christmas using Pokémon ourselves.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:30 - News
00:04:30 - Pokémon GO News
00:22:30 - Holiday Update
00:25:00 - New Line Stickers
00:29:15 - Break Music
00:30:15 - Question of the Week
00:53:45 - Pokémon of the Week
01:06:30 - Post Credits

XMAS GOLD - Nicholas Burgess

Dec 24, 2018
337 Shiny Delibird in Pokémon GO

Robot Pikachu toys are coming to Japan, which are based off the Super Nerd from HeartGold & Soulsilver. A new Mewtwo movie is also coming to Japan next summer. We talk about the holiday event in Pokémon GO and what are thoughts are on the new GO Battle system. We also talk about what Pokémon we'd like to see in Detective Pikachu!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:10 - News
00:04:10 - Pokémon GO News
00:21:00 - Misty & Brock Return to the Anime
00:26:45 - Power of Us: Movie News
00:29:20 - Break Music
00:33:30 - Robot Pikachu Toys
00:36:00 - Mewtwo Movie News
00:44:40 - Top Trending YouTube Videos
00:48:10 - Quick Thoughts on GO Battles
00:50:50 - Question of the Week
01:03:30 - Post Credits

Dec 17, 2018
336 Keep That Catch Combo Going

How do you actually get a Shiny Pokémon in Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee? Pokémon GO is finally adding PvP and we talk about what you can expect. Also in news, TPCi seems to be hiring for a new mobile game for next year? We also talk about some new 3DS themes and how we feel about Pokémon adding new types of Poké Balls!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:40 - News
00:03:50 - New 3DS Themes
00:09:00 - Pokémon GO PVP
00:18:15 - Catch Combo Information
00:33:50 - Break Music
00:34:50 - More Catch Combo
00:55:30 - Mobile Pokémon Game
01:00:30 - Break Music
01:01:40 - Question of the Week
01:13:35 - Pokémon of the Week
01:22:30 - Post Credits

Dec 10, 2018
335 Pokémon GO Battles / The Power of Us

We watched the Power of Us, the latest Pokémon movie and we have thoughts. Trainer battles are coming to Pokémon GO, Tag Team GX cards are coming to the Pokémon TCG. Super Smash Brothers is getting some Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee content this Friday. Since Hello Kanto is over, we are back to our normal format for a show.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:50 - News
00:03:50 - Super Smash Brothers
00:08:40 - Pokémon GO News
00:15:45 - Pokémon GO Trainer Battles
00:30:20 - Break Music
00:31:10 - Tag Team GX Cards
00:37:30 - Movie: The Power of Us
01:12:40 - Question of the Week
01:30:30 - Post Credits

Dec 03, 2018
011 Hello Kanto: Victory Road, Elite 4

Episode 011 and the final episode of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. Greg and SBJ journey through Victory Road to challenge the Elite 4. We compare the E4 from Yellow to these games in Pokémon choices, moves, levels, and overall feel. We talk about our rival and the ending of the game and how we feel about this entire game overall.

Nov 26, 2018
010 Hello Kanto: Viridian City, Giovanni

Episode 010 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. Greg and SBJ tackle the Seafoam Islands and the battle with Giovanni. We also hear an old joke from Professor Oak, which was nice? Blue also presents us with a familiar item from past Pokémon games that we pick up before the final Gym Leader fight. Also, why was Slowpoke so late to catch in this game?

Nov 25, 2018
009 Hello Kanto: Cinnabar Island, Blaine

Episode 009 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. The hotheaded Blaine awaits for SBJ and Greg to arrive to Cinnabar Island. We talk about how the anime episode of Blaine was a huge influence on this island and their gym leader. We also talk about the Pokémon Mansion, Mew, and Mewtwo diaries in there.

Nov 24, 2018
008 Hello Kanto: Saffron City, Sabrina

Episode 008 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. SBJ and Greg head back to Saffron to challenge Sabrina for our 6th Gym Badge. We also take a detour to the Power Plant to meet our first Legendary Pokémon and to find a bunch of new Pokémon for our collections.

Nov 23, 2018
007 Hello Kanto: Fuchsia City, Koga

Episode 007 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. The cycling road is no longer for bikes. SBJ and Greg talk about GO Park in Fuchsia City. We battle Koga, we talk about the ups and downs of connecting to Pokémon GO, we talk about the amount of battles and being either under leveled or over leveled in this game so far.


The Power of Us - Tickets

Nov 22, 2018
006 Hello Kanto: Saffron City, Team Rocket

Episode 006 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. After waking a Snorlax, Greg and SBJ have to venture to Saffron City to visit the Silph Company. 11 floors of battling "bad guys," we have to save the city, defeat Team Rocket, and get our free Lapras. We also talk about the Fighting Dojo.


The Power of Us - Tickets

Nov 21, 2018
005 Hello Kanto: Lavender Town, Mr. Fuji

Episode 005 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. Starting off in the Game Corner, SBJ and Greg talk about the fight with Archer and Giovanni and discuss the changes made in this part of the game. After saving Cubone, we head back to Lavender Town to find Cubone's mom and rescue Mr. Fuji from Team Rocket.


Nov 20, 2018
004 Hello Kanto: Celadon City, Erika

Episode 004 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. Greg and SBJ arrive in Celadon City to shop, visit the arcade, explore the clean city, and battle Erika. We run into Team Rocket here after trudging through the Rock Tunnel and stopping in Lavender Town before our big Gym battle with Erika. Also, we share our thoughts on how characters and skin color is used in this world.


Nov 19, 2018
003 Hello Kanto: Vermilion City, Lt. Surge

Episode 003 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. Lots has happened since our last episode! SBJ and Greg head to Vermilion City to meet DUX, Lt. Surge, the Pokémon Fan Club folks, Mr. Mime, the Captain of the SS Anne, and an old Alolan guest. We talk about getting our first "HM," called a secret technique. Also, we talk about Masuda's in touch with the fans and making small things very appealing.


Nov 18, 2018
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.


Nov 17, 2018
001 Hello Kanto: Pewter City, Brock

Episode 001 of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee coverage. In this episode, SBJ and Greg talk about our intial thoughts and feelings about the game up to the fight Brock, the first Gym Leader. We talk about the motion control using the Joy-cons or the Pokeball Plus. We also talk about the look and feel of the game. A lot has changed since we last visited Kanto, so we have plenty to say!


Nov 16, 2018
334 Countdown to Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee

Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee are a couple days away! Old hat Pikachu return to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. The "dead game" that is Pokémon GO brought in 67% more money that this time last year. Shiny Tapu Lele is going to be obtainable for the first time if you sign up for the November Global Link Tournament this month. Tamagotchi is making a come back with rumors of a Pokémon one on the way. Finally, we tackle two questions of the week this week! No spoilers/leaks about Pikavee are talked about this episode.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:08:30 - News
00:08:35 - Hat Pikachu
00:15:10 - VGC: Shiny Tapu Lele
00:27:40 - Break Music
00:28:30 - Pokémon Tamagotchi
00:38:30 - Pokémon GO Money
00:50:20 - Question of the Week
01:07:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:18:00 - Post Credits

Nov 12, 2018
333 Masuda's Last Pokémon Game

A huge interview off Poké with GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda (Director) and Kensaku Nabana. Masuda talks about how this may be the last Pokémon game that he directs. We also hear about the inspiration of why Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee is being made. On top of that, some Pokémon GO news, and the new TCG set, Lost Thunder, is out now! GameStop also has Ho-Oh and Lugia download codes now!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:05:55 - News
00:06:00 - Ho-Oh and Lugia
00:10:40 - Pokémon TCG: Lost Thunder
00:18:10 - Pokemon GO Adventure Sync
00:29:00 - Break Music
00:32:10 - First Part of Masuda Interview
01:03:00 - Break Music
01:03:40 - Final Part of Masuda Interview
01:17:25 - Question of the Week
01:24:40 - Pokémon of the Week
01:34:00 - Post Credits

Nov 05, 2018
332 Meltan Evolves Into Melmetal

The spooky Pokémon GO Event is here! Catch yourself a Shiny Drifloon or just try to get yourself a haunted Spiritomb before November! We get more information about Meltan, including that it's the first known Mythical Pokémon to evolve! Our question of the week let's us think about our favorite episodes of the anime, and our Pokemon of the week will for sure fit in your nightmares.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:05:00 - News
00:05:10 - Pokemon GO Halloween Event
00:11:50 - Melmetal
00:26:05 - Break Music
00:27:15 - Question of the Week
00:38:20 - Pokémon of the Week
00:49:30 - Post Credits

Oct 29, 2018
331 Become a Master Trainer

We break down a huge interview with Masuda that was from Eurogamer. We talk about this past Pokémon GO Community Day, Gen 4 coming to Pokémon GO, and the new GO regionals too. Master Trainers seem to be the only post game offered for Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, so we offer our thoughts on that and the thoughts on Masuda not wanting eggs in this game. A tiny bit of Pokémon TCG news this episode too!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:00 - Pokémon GO Community Day
00:13:40 - News
00:13:45 - The Scream TCG Cards
00:18:10 - Gen 4 Pokémon GO
00:33:10 - 151 Master Trainers
00:36:30 - Break Music
00:37:20 - Masuda Interview: Part 1
01:04:20 - Break Music
01:05:10 - Masuda Interview: Part 2
01:19:05 - Question of the Week
01:26:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:36:40 - Post Credits

Oct 22, 2018
330 Sinnoh is Coming (and Meltan too)

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp crosses path with Pokémon! Gen 4 has been added to Pokémon GO, but we await it's arrival "soon." We learn even more about Meltan this week and get two trailers to show off how it acts, how to possibly get it, and if it actually evolves. Singapore is getting a Pokémon Center store, Pokémon GO is getting CP changes, and our Pokémon of the Week has a boatload of trivia! Also, get ready to get a Shiny Mimikyu from doing the Ultra Spooky Cup!!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:45 - News
00:03:30 - Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
00:18:15 - Pokémon Center
00:19:40 - Ultra Spooky Cup (Shiny Mimikyu)
00:33:10 - Break Music
00:35:30 - Pokémon GO (Sinnoh/Changes)
00:48:30 - Meltan Information
01:03:50 - Break Music
01:04:40 - Meltan Evolution
01:17:15 - Question of the Week
01:26:10 - Pokémon of the Week
01:41:30 - Post Credits

Oct 15, 2018
329 Let's Go Merchandise

New HORI merchandise is coming for Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee. A Psychic event is now taking place in Pokémon GO with a new hat Pikachu that visited this past weekend. Zeraora is coming to GameStop, and new Legendary Pokémon will be available at Target this month. With NES and SNES Classics selling off shelves, will we see something regarding a Gameboy Classic?

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:02:15 - News
00:07:45 - Downloadable Pokémon
00:12:55 - HORI merch
00:14:45 - Pokémon GO News
00:26:30 - Gameboy Case for Phones
00:31:20 - Break Music
00:32:30 - E-mails
00:58:05 - Question of the Week
01:04:20 - Pokémon of the Week
01:15:20 - Post Credits

Oct 08, 2018
328 Meltan's Pokémon GO Debut

Meltan is our new Pokémon with a name! Lots of Pokémon GO news regarding a ban to a very notable player of the game. We cover future community news and events coming this October. We also go more in-depth about Metlan and the connection to PikaVee and Pokémon GO. The PikaVee Tour has also started, and we give you information on that. Finally, we introduce Question of the Week!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:05 - News
00:04:15 - Pokémon October Community Day
00:07:25 - New Shiny Pokémon in GO
00:19:20 - Pokémon GO Ban
00:34:00 - Break Music
00:35:00 - Metlan Information
00:49:30 - PikaVee Tour
00:53:30 - Question of the Week
01:01:20 - Pokémon of the Week
01:10:40 - Post Credits

Oct 01, 2018
327 The NEW Pokémon Appeared in Pokémon GO?

A new Pokémon has appeared in Pokémon GO! This would be the 808th Pokémon that we know about? Mass confusion has hit the Pokémon world as we try to piece together who or what this "new" Pokémon is and how it fits into this past weekend's Community Day. Held items and Abilities have been removed from Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee! Some games press had hands-on impressions of PikaVee and we talk about that. The newest TCG set confirms that Zeraora is leaving Japan and coming to our 3DSs. Also, something about more Pokémon Funko Pops are coming...

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:15 - News
00:07:05 - Pokémon Funko Pops
00:13:25 - TCG Update (Zeraora)
00:17:15 - Deoxys in Pokémon GO
00:29:00 - Break Music
00:29:45 - PikaVee Information
01:02:20 - Break Music
01:03:20 - Pokémon #808
01:34:20 - Pokémon of the Week
01:43:00 - House Cleaning
01:47:40 - Post Credits

Sep 24, 2018
326 Ash Gets An Eevee

Mewtwo is no longer an EX Raid Pokémon in Pokémon GO! Ash gets an Eevee in the anime, making it possible that the new Pokémon in Let's Go is not an Eevee evolution. Korea gets a bunch of events, a special edition PikaVee Nintendo Switch has been announced at GameStop and Best Buy, and there was more footage shown of Let's Go from the Nintendo Direct this past week.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:04:45 - News
00:05:25 - Ash's Eevee
00:16:45 - PikaVee Switch Bundle
00:22:15 - Let's Go Footage, Nintendo Direct
00:25:00 - Break Music
00:26:20 - Let's Go Conversation
00:40:00 - Korea Metagross
00:41:30 - Town (working title)
00:51:25 - Break Music
00:52:05 - Regional Eggs in Pokémon GO
00:54:25 - Mewtwo Raids
01:24:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:33:00 - Post Credits

Sep 17, 2018
325 Nintendo Switch Cloud Saves

No more HMs in Let's Go Pikachu or Let's Go Eevee! The Sun & Moon anime get a new hair style. Greg, Will, and SBJ talk about Shiny Poipole coming to GameStop, two new Pokémon TCG sets coming, and some Pokémon Duel news. We also talk about Build-a-Bear getting it's 9th Pokémon plush and how Nintendo Cloud Saves will not be supporting the PikaVee games.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:45 - News
00:04:20 - Build-a-Bear Vulpix
00:08:25 - Shiny Poipole GameStop
00:16:25 - New Pokémon TCG Sets
00:26:05 - Break Music
00:30:00 - Pokémon Duel
00:32:30 - Anime Tie-in Let's Go
00:35:30 - Let's Go Pikachu News
00:49:00 - Break Music
00:49:45 - Nintendo Switch Cloud Saves
01:06:00 - Pokémon Center Recap
01:14:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:28:30 - Post Credits

Sep 10, 2018
324 Found a Shiny in Let's Go Pikachu

Recap of Pokémon Worlds 2018. We talk about Latios and Latias at Best Buy, new TAG TEAM cards in the Pokémon Trading Card game. Thoughts about how Pokémon Worlds was handled and the Pokémon Center that was there. Finally, our usual update on what's going on in Pokémon GO, and as always, our Pokémon of the Week too!

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:03:55 - Best Buy Pokémon
00:08:25 - Pokémon GO News
00:13:25 - 2019 VGC Changes
00:32:05 - Break Music
00:32:45 - Detective Pikachu Movie
00:49:35 - TAG TEAM TCG
01:05:00 - Break Music
01:06:00 - Pokémon Center Recap
01:13:00 - Shiny Pokémon in Let's Go Pikachu
01:34:00 - Pokémon of the Week
01:46:30 - Post Credits

Sep 03, 2018
323 Popplio Shirts [Featuring Jeff Gerstmann from Giant Bomb]

Featuring Jeff Gerstmann from Giant Bomb (interview starts at 24 mins into the episode). Jeff talks about the time that Pokémon arrived in the United States. Jeff also gives thoughts on how Pokémon spin-off games appeal to non-hardcore fans, his favorite Pokémon, and how sometimes games don't change. We also spend time talking about the machine that is Giant Bomb and creating and dealing with content.

00:00:20 - Introduction
00:06:55 - Pokémon GO Rooted Devices
00:10:35 - New Megas in Let's Go
00:13:00 - Pokémon Twitch Marathon
00:23:45 - Break Music
00:24:35 - Jeff Gerstmann Interview
01:21:05 - Break Music
01:23:15 - Pokémon of the Week
01:33:30 - Post Credits

Aug 27, 2018
322 Celebi in Pokémon GO, Meloetta at Worlds

Lots of Pokémon GO news regarding Celebi, kids accounts, Community Day(s) and more! Will, Greg, and SBJ also talk about the passing of Professor Oak's voice actor, Meloetta being at Worlds, and people being disappointed with Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee (in regards to battle animations). 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:13:40 - Pokémon GO News 00:26:15 - Community Days 00:37:20 - Break Music 00:38:15 - Pokémon Worlds 2018 00:54:15 - New Pokémon Toys 01:01:05 - Professor Oak 01:05:35 - Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee Animations 01:17:00 - Pokémon of the Week 01:28:40 - Post Credits

Aug 20, 2018
321 The Lightning Lieutenant

Pokémon has renamed Lt. Surge's title in Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee. New DVDs coming to the States this November. Can one man handle the power of 11 phones for Pokémon GO? Finally, we get around to some e-mails this week too! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:09:00 - Battle Frontier DVDs 00:15:35 - 11 Pokémon GO Devices 00:18:55 - Lt. Surge in Pikavee 00:42:50 - Break Music 00:44:30 - E-mails 01:16:15 - Pokémon of the Week 01:23:00 - Post Credits

Aug 13, 2018
320 Let's Go: Venusaur is a Frog

The internet is on fire after seeing how Venusaur moves in Let's Go: Pikachu and Let's Go: Eevee. Pokémon GO adds two new Shiny Pokémon and a trading event for August. The Power of Us has an english theatrical release for this holiday. Your Legendary Pokémon of the month are Kyogre and Groudon at GameStop! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:50 - Kyogre & Groudon Codes 00:09:50 - Pokémon GO News 00:22:40 - The Power of Us Movie 00:31:00 - Wonder Trading Bug 00:42:50 - Let's Go: Pikavee (Shiny News) 01:14:00 - Post Credits

Aug 06, 2018
319 Pokémon Movies and Manga

Pokémon Manga has moved to digital. The Detective Pikachu movie is still slated for next year, but some changes are made to it. Lucky Pokémon are here in Pokémon GO and what this might mean for future Pokémon games. Greg and Micah join SBJ this week to talk about all of this! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:00 - Pokémon Manga on Kindle 00:19:00 - Detective Pikachu Movie 00:54:40 - Lucky Pokémon 01:30:45 - Post Credits

Jul 30, 2018
318 Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee (July Update)

New hair, gender options, customizations, and more are all coming to Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee this Fall. SBJ, Greg, and Will talk about banning in Pokémon GO. We talk about Zapdos day and some minor things coming to GO. We also share our thoughts on pushback to change in these upcoming games. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:06:55 - Alolan Pokémon in Raids 00:16:45 - Zapdos Community Day 00:33:20 -Break Music 00:34:10 - Pokémon GO Bans 00:40:15 - Eevee Vs Pikachu 00:43:20 - Let's Go Update 01:14:20 - Pokémon of the Week 01:19:25 - House Cleaning 01:23:45 - Post Credits

Jul 23, 2018
317 Pokémon GO Fest 2018 Recap

Full recap of the 2018 Pokémon GO Fest (Saturday) in Lincoln Park, Chicago. SBJ, Will, and Micah talk about their full thoughts and feeling about the second ever Pokémon GO Fest and how the day and the event went. Disclosure: Niantic did provide us with three media passes again, just like last year! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:31:30 -Break Music #1 01:01:20 -Break Music #2 01:47:25 - Post Credits

Jul 16, 2018
316 Pokémon GO 2 Year Anniversary (Squirtle & Articuno)

Two community days this past weekend, plus reports on Pokémon GO sales numbers. New events to celebrate that Pokémon GO is turning 2 years old. Plus, we cover some news regarding a banned Pokémon anime episode! Will gives us Pokémon of the Week and SBJ dropped his phone on cement. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:15 - Pokémon Anime Banned 00:11:40 - Pokémon GO Sales 00:23:00 - Pokémon Duel Update 00:25:50 -Break Music 00:27:10 - Pokémon GO Summer Update 00:57:30 -Break Music 00:58:15 - Pokémon GO Community Day 01:23:30 - Pokémon of the Week 01:31:45 - Post Credits

Jul 09, 2018
315 Shiny Roselia

Pokémon of the week returns! We recap the first major event of the summer for Pokémon GO! We also cover some news regarding Duel, USUM downloads, and e-mails! Thundurus and Tornadus coming to Target Stores! Shiny Roselia now in Pokémon GO! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:30 - Pokémon GO Coverage 00:32:30 -Break Music 00:33:10 - North America Championships 00:36:00 - Pokémon Duel Update 00:38:10 - Thundurus and Tornadus 00:42:45 - E-mails 01:00:40 - Pokémon of the Week 01:09:00 - House Cleaning 01:14:45 - Post Credits

Jul 02, 2018
314 Pokémon GO Friends and Trading

Regice, friends, and trading all added to Pokémon GO. Pokémon beats out Star Wars in over all sales of merch and product. Man fights other man because of Pokémon GO dispute. No real news on the Let's Go front now that E3 is over. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:06:30 - Pokémon overtakes Star Wars 00:12:00 - Switch Failure 00:15:00 - Pokémon GO Arrest 00:26:00 -Break Music 00:27:00 - New Pokémon in 2019 00:28:10 - Pokémon GO Friends/Trading 01:06:30 - House Cleaning 01:11:20 - Post Credits

Jun 25, 2018
313 Recap of Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee from E3

E3 is over and we have coverage on Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. Will talks about his Pokémon GO Community Day and we talk about shiny odds in that game. Will and SBJ talk about new things we learned from the Nintendo Treehouse demo of the new Let's Go games. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:50 - Pokémon GO Community Day 00:22:30 - Shiny Rate in GO 00:27:40 -Break Music 00:29:40 - Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee E3 Recap 01:17:30 - House Cleaning 01:20:20 - Post Credits

Jun 18, 2018
312 Space World Gold Demo

Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee clarification talked about some more. There is a new water event in Pokémon GO. Raschelle, Will, and SBJ talk about the 1997 Demo of Pokémon Gold at Space World. We also talk about the new TCG set coming! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:35 - News 00:04:40 - Celestial Storm 00:10:50 - Pokémon GO Updates 00:15:45 - Space World Demo 00:28:50 - Break Music 00:29:40 - Let's Go Pikachu 00:47:30 - House Cleaning 00:50:20 - Post Credits

Jun 11, 2018
311 Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee

Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee have been announced for November 16, 2018. Pokémon Quest is out now and it's delightful. SBJ, Miss D, and Will talk about our thoughts on the TPCi press conference that happened last Tuesday night via Twitter. Promotion! Nations Clothing:, use promo code 'pkmncast' to save 50% off your orders! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:50 - Pokémon Quest 00:32:30 - Break Music 00:33:10 - Let's Go Pikachu 01:01:40 - Break Music 01:04:25 - Let's Go Eevee 01:28:30 - Post Credits

Jun 04, 2018
310 Shiny Zygarde

Alolan forms coming to Pokémon GO and Adventure Week has started. Shiny Zygarde promotion starting at GameStop on June 1st and more stuff about Pokémon on Switch is talked about. Promotion! Nations Clothing:, use promo code 'pkmncast' to save 50% off your orders! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:45 - News 00:04:45 - Pokémon on Switch 00:14:15 - Shiny Zygarde 00:19:20 - Pokémon GO 00:29:30 - Pokémon of the Week 00:40:30 - Post Credits

May 28, 2018
309 Switch Rumors: Pokémon Let's Go

We address the Nintendo Switch rumors of Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee that stormed the internet last week. Al and SBJ recap their Charmander Community Day. We also talk a little about the upcoming Madison regionals. Promotion! Nations Clothing:, use promo code 'pkmncast' to save 50% off your orders! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:55 - News 00:03:00 - North American International Championships 00:09:15 - Pokémon GO Community Day 00:23:00 - Shiny Ho-Oh Raids 00:30:30 - Break Music 00:31:40 - Pokémon Switch Rumors 01:05:30 - Break Music 01:06:30 - E-mails 01:18:15 - Pokémon of the Week 01:27:55 - Post Credits

May 21, 2018
308 Forbidden Light

Recap of the Pokémon GO Fest ticket mess. Will and SBJ talk about getting into the Pokémon TCG and we talk about some Black 2 thoughts as well. Team Skull merch has also been added to Pokémon Center as well!! Save 50% Off Soylent: 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:55 - News 00:04:00 - Pokémon Switch Rumors 00:20:10 - Team Skull Clothing 00:24:30 - XY Downloads 00:25:30 - Break Music 00:27:30 - Pokémon GO Fest 00:55:00 - Break Music 00:58:30 - E-mails 01:18:40 - Pokémon of the Week 01:26:30 - Post Credits

May 14, 2018
307 Pikachu, Raichu, Gorochu

We talk about Pikachu's lost evolution, Gorochu. SBJ and Micah talk Pokémon GO and helping SBJ's mom actually get to play again. We cover news regarding new downloadable Pokemon, VCG Battle stuff, and Pokémon Duel! Charity: 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:40 - News 00:03:40 - Pokémon Duel 00:08:50 - XY Legendary 00:14:30 - VCG Tournament 00:18:30 - Pokémon GO News 00:29:30 - Break Music 00:31:30 - Pokémon GO with Mom 01:01:40 - Break Music 01:02:30 - Gorochu Information 01:37:00 - Post Credits

May 07, 2018
306 Pokéstar Studios is Bad

Pokémon GO information released on a plane, XY Legendary Pokémon coming next month, South Korea getting more Pokémon, and a ton of e-mails that we cover! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:12:00 - News 00:12:05 - XY Legendary 00:15:10 - Pokémon GO News 00:19:30 - South Korea 00:21:00 - Nintendo President Change 00:22:00 - 1000th Anime Episode 00:24:00 - More Pokémon GO News 00:35:10 - Break Music 00:37:20 - E-mails 01:19:20 - Pokémon of the Week (Cubchoo) 01:25:30 - Micah's Tips 01:31:30 - House Cleaning 01:33:40 - Post Credits

Apr 30, 2018
305 Get Raikou or Entei

Raikou and Entei are at Target. Pokémon GO gets a new Community Day. More DVDs are coming to other countries. Al, Will, and SBJ tackle e-mails, Pokémon of the Week, and what to do in the shower! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:12:00 - News 00:12:05 - Pokémon GO Community Day (May) 00:13:40 - Pokémon Sun & Moon DVDs 00:18:30 - South Korea Pikachu 00:25:05 - Get Raikou or Entei 00:36:00 - Break Music 00:36:40 - E-mails 00:56:00 - Pokémon of the Week 01:02:35 - House Cleaning 01:05:10 - Post Credits

Apr 23, 2018
304 Electric Hour: Zeraora & Shiny Mareep

Micah and Kay join SBJ as we talk about Pokémon GO Community day and Zeraora being announced for Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. We talk about our time at PAX East, Midwest Gaming Classic, and catching Shiny Mareep. We also talk about the anime a lot for some reason! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:05:20 - News 00:05:30 - Darkrai South Korea 00:06:40 - Pokémon Advance Battle 00:15:30 - Kalos Classic 00:17:15 - Kanto in Pokémon GO 00:18:00 - UK Movie Pack 00:21:00 - Zeraora: 21 Movie 00:29:00 - Break Music 00:29:30 - PAX East Recap 00:35:40 - Midwest Gaming Recap 00:50:00 - Pokémon GO Community Day 01:12:35 - House Cleaning 01:15:10 - Post Credits

Apr 16, 2018
Let's Fight Over the Best Pokémon, Live from PAX East 2018

[Live Show] Presented at PAX East, the audience helps create a list of the best Pokémon and why. Presented by Micah, Will, and SBJ, Data_Dave, and PurpleCliff. we debate the reasons of why Pokémon should be ranked vs other Pokémon. Due to this show being recorded live, the audio does not represent the full production of how ISE is normally recorded. Also note, this show did have audio issues and this was what was saved.

Apr 09, 2018
303 Field Research & Detective Work

Mew is added to Pokémon GO! We talk in-depth about the first three chapters of Detective Pikachu! Pokémon Shuffle is ending and research missions have been added to GO. Hear our thoughts about Detective Pikachu as we talk about the pros and cons of the latest Pokémon game. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:06:30 - News 00:06:40 - Pokémon Shuffle Ending 00:10:50 - Valve 00:15:15 - Pokémon Championships 00:16:30 - Pokémon GO April Fool's 00:19:30 - Mew Added to GO 00:35:50 - Break Music #1 00:39:00 - Detective Pikachu 01:00:40 - Break Music #2 01:23:00 - Pokémon of the Week: Trevenant 01:34:30 - House Cleaning 01:38:30 - Post Credits

Apr 02, 2018
302 Detective Bulbasaur

Spoiler-free, Detective Pikachu talk. Will and SBJ talk about the Bulbasaur from Community Day. We talk about the Pokken update, the Egg event in Pokémon GO, and the release of Detective Pikachu! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:30 - News 00:04:35 - Detective Pikachu Stickers 00:07:25 - Pokken Update 00:14:25 - Pokémon GO Stuff 00:23:40 - Break Music 00:24:30 - Detective Pikachu Thoughts 00:46:40 - Pokémon of the Week: Aipom 00:52:00 - House Cleaning 00:58:00 - Post Credits

Mar 26, 2018
301 Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant

Get your Hidden Ability Pokémon in Pokémon Bank! New stuff in Pokémon GO. We talk about playing older games and looking forward to a couple new things in future games. SBJ and Will talk about Detective Pikachu too. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:01:30 - Hidden Abilities 00:07:10 - Pokemon GO, Shiny Lugia 00:24:25 - TCG Pikachu Cards 00:27:40 - Break Music 00:28:05 - E-mails 00:49:30 - Pokémon of the Week: Bouffalant 00:55:40 - House Cleaning 00:58:20 - Post Credits

Mar 19, 2018
300 We Made It

Three Hundred episodes later and we are here! To celebrate, we brought back some old segments, debate over the next Pokémon game, and tackle your e-mails. Thank you all for listening! 00:02:25 - Opener 00:06:05 - E-mails 00:18:25 - Extreme Speed 00:27:50 - Break Music 00:29:35 - E-mails 00:49:00 - Healthy Living 01:02:20 - Break Music 01:03:10 - E-mails 01:10:00 - Item of the Week 01:28:20 - Break Music 01:29:00 - E-mails 01:54:10 - Break Music 01:54:50 - Pokémon of the Week: Popplio 02:06:20 - E-mail & Wrap-up 02:15:20 - Post Credits

Mar 12, 2018
299.96 Pokémon Day Recap & 21st Movie

Pokémon Day came and went. We talk about what happened during Pokémon Day with a focus on the trailer for the 21st Pokémon Movie coming in Japan this July. SBJ and Micah share their thoughts on Shiny Hunting in Pokémon GO too. Please send in your e-mails for episode 300! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:10 - News 00:04:10 - March VCG Tournament 00:06:25 - Pokémon Day Recap 00:16:00 - 21st Movie Thoughts 00:27:00 - Misprint TCG Packs 00:31:25 - Break Music 00:32:20 - Pokémon GO Shiny Hunting 00:56:40 - E-mails 01:01:15 - Pokémon of the Week: Lumineon 01:06:00 - House Cleaning 01:08:20 - Post Credits

Mar 05, 2018
299.82 Pokémon GO Community Day & Shiny Dratini

We count how many Shiny Dratini we caught on the last Pokémon GO Community day. SBJ, Al, and Will talk about Detective Pikachu and the upcoming Pokemon Day on Feb 27th. We also give you some fun facts about Dratini! Please send in your e-mails for episode 300! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:45 - News 00:04:45 - Detective Pikachu 00:22:45 - Legendary Pokémon 00:26:10 - Returning GO Raids 00:36:15 - Break Music 00:37:10 - Pokémon Day 01:00:00 - Pokémon GO Community Day 01:11:15 - Pokémon of the Week: Dratini 01:15:45 - House Cleaning 01:20:00 - Post Credits

Feb 26, 2018
299.50 Genesect & the Legend Awakened

Year of the Dog in Pokémon GO. Shiny Poipole coming to Japan. SBJ and Irene talk about Genesect and the Legend Awakened as we prep for Episode 300 of It's Super Effective. We also answer your e-mails about plushes, breakfast, and favorite Eevee. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:05 - News 00:07:30 - Year of the Dog, Pokémon GO 00:19:40 - Pokémon GO Community Day 00:25:10 - Break Music 00:26:10 - Genesect Movie Talk 01:03:30 - E-mails 01:14:00 - House Cleaning 01:16:00 - Post Credits

Feb 19, 2018
299.00 Rayquaza Arrives in Pokémon GO

Lots of Pokémon GO news and updates. Al, Raschelle, Will, and SBJ cover news about USUM update and the news regarding Pokemon GO. We also tackle topics via e-mails including custard and making podcasts. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:06:55 - News 00:15:00 - EX Raid Passes 00:25:00 - Rayquaza in Pokémon GO 00:38:40 - Europe GO 00:41:30 - Pokémon Center Plushes 00:46:30 - Break Music 00:48:00 - E-mails 01:32:30 - Pokémon of the Week (Koffing) 01:41:00 - Post Credits

Feb 12, 2018
298 Pokémon Crystal & Ultra Prism

How to Shiny Hunt in Pokémon Crystal. Logan returns to ISE to join SBJ and Will on this heavy Pokémon Crystal based episode. We talk about e-mails, news regarding Pokémon GO, possible rumors for games on the Switch, and more. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:06:25 - Pokémon Crystal 00:43:20 - Break Music 00:44:10 - News 00:52:30 - Pokémon GO News 01:01:05 - E-mails 01:36:45 - House Cleaning 01:40:00 - Post Credits

Feb 05, 2018
297 Pokémon Crystal & E-mails

Pokémon Crystal is now in the Nintendo eShop. Some new Pokémon have come to Pokémon GO. We cover e-mails about feedback on Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, favorite soundtracks, and why Will loves Generation 5 so much. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:25 - News 00:02:35 - Japan Championships 00:06:50 - Pokémon Duel 00:09:00 - 3DS Themes 00:10:20 - Amazon Pokémon Channel 00:14:20 - Pokémon Crystal 00:27:30 - Pokémon GO 00:31:20 - Break Music 00:32:05 - E-mails 01:01:20 - Pokémon of the Week (Celebi) 01:07:00 - House Cleaning 01:10:45 - Post Credits

Jan 29, 2018
296 Year of Legendary & Detective Pikachu

USUM Spoiler Free! We talk about Detective Pikachu coming to the US. There is new information about Pokken Championships, along with, the new details to the Pokken DX expansion. TCPi announced that 2018 is the "Year of Legendary Pokémon" and we share our thoughts on that too. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:07:25 - News 00:07:30 - Pokémon GO Community Day 00:16:05 - Pokémon GO - Kyogre 00:27:40 - Pokken Tournament Info 00:38:20 - Pokken DX DLC 00:46:20 - Break Music 00:47:30 - Detective Pikachu 00:58:05 - Year of Legendary Pokémon 01:16:00 - Pokémon of the Week (Aegislash) 01:21:20 - House Cleaning 01:24:40 - Post Credits How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs:

Jan 22, 2018
Let's Fight Over the Best Pokémon, Live from PAX South 2018

[Live Show] Presented at PAX South, the audience helps create a list of the best Pokémon and why. Presented by Micah, Will, and SBJ, we debate the reasons of why Pokémon should be ranked vs other Pokémon. Due to this show being recorded live, the audio does not represent the full production of how ISE is normally recorded.

Jan 15, 2018
295 Some Thoughts on Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Spoiler Warning! Will, Al, Raschelle, and SBJ talk about their thoughts (up to the credits) about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. There was some audio issues on SBJ's end, so sorry about that. We talk about the Elite 4, the changes to the story, wormholes and more. We also cover the news about the Gen 8 rumors. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:35 - News 00:04:45 - Pokémon GO Switch 00:08:45 - Gen 8 Rumors 00:35:30 - Break Music 00:36:30 - Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Thoughts 01:47:00 - Pokémon of the Week (Seviper) 01:51:45 - House Cleaning 01:58:40 - Post Credits Stream Schedule: How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs:

Jan 08, 2018
294 Happy New Year & Mythical

Happy New Year! Pokemon GO (Groudon), Super Music Collection, Disney XD Movie Marathon, and Generation 8 rumors are talked about this episode! Also get a taste of Episode 01 of Season 5 of Mythical! 00:06:20 - Introduction 00:01:50 - Pokémon News 00:10:50 - State of the Podcast 00:19:00 - Break Music 00:19:45 - Mythical: Season 05, Episode 01 Vote here: Stream Schedule: How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs:

Jan 01, 2018
293 Pokémon Holiday Events & Pokémon Crystal

Holiday Show! SBJ, Will, Al, and Raschelle talk about their thoughts on Pokémon GO, the Pikachu 2DS XL, Crystal Version, and some new Pokémon who debuted in Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. We also go over your e-mails regarding Hot Dogs and Ice Type Pokémon. 00:06:20 - Introduction 00:08:50 - Pokémon GO News 00:17:00 - Pikachu 2DS XL 00:21:30 - Pokémon Crystal 3DS 00:30:30 - Ultra Necrozma 00:39:05 - E-mails 00:58:00 - Pokémon of the Week (Delibird) 01:05:00 - House Cleaning 01:08:20 - Post Credits Stream Schedule: How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Intro Music by

Dec 25, 2017
292 Pokémon Baby Names & TCG/VGC Updates (No USUM Spoilers)

USUM Spoiler Free! A full episode of ISE bringing you news about the DVD version of "I Choose You," Pokémon baby names, Groudon in Pokémon GO, VGC rule changes, a new expansion coming to the TCG and more. We tackle your e-mails and the "naked" Pokémon of the Week! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:06:35 - I Choose You DVD/Blu-Ray 00:10:00 - Pokémon GO News 00:15:50 - VGC Rules Update 00:23:30 - TCG Update for February 00:30:30 - Pokémon Stars for Switch 00:41:50 - Break Music 00:45:05 - E-mails 01:16:30 - Pokémon of the Week (Burmy) 01:28:45 - House Cleaning 01:31:30 - Post Credits Stream Schedule: Saturday Live Show: How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs:

Dec 18, 2017
291 Pokémon GO Update & Detective Pikachu Movie (No USUM Spoilers)

USUM Spoiler Free! Quick episode since everyone is still recovering from 19 episodes of USUM. SBJ and Will get together to talk about some news over the past couple of weeks. This includes Pokémon GO and talking about who was cast for the movies, as well as some other little Pokémon-related things. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:05:00 - News 0:51:00 - Post Credits How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Dec 11, 2017
19 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Finale)

Time to wrap off this series with Micah, Irene, and SBJ's thoughts on the Elite 4 and the end-game credits. We talk about if the game was truly worth the purchase and the revisit to Alola. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Dec 06, 2017
18 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 8)

Mini has an 8th Trial for us this game. We take a trip around Alola wrapping up stories with old friends and collecting petals. We talk Trial Captains, Guzma, and other characters. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Dec 05, 2017
17 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Necrozma)

After completing the Dragon Trial, we head up to the Alter to open the portal to save Lusamine and Guzma. Necrozma shows up, as well as the Ultra Recon Squad, and we venture into Ultra Space to save things. We talk about multiple "big" battles this episode. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Dec 04, 2017
16 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 7)

Arriving on Poni Island, we are greeted with some new changes in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. We grab a flute, we meet some family of Hapu, we go through a cave, and we complete another Trial (which remains unchanged). SBJ, Micah, and Irene also complain about NPC use. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Dec 03, 2017
15 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Aether Foundation, Part 2)

Some new things happen this time around at the Aether Foundation. Join Irene, Micah, and SBJ as they talk about Lusamine, Faba, and the Ultra Recon Squad and the changes in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Dec 02, 2017
14 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Po Town)

It's Po Town time! We arrive at Po Town to talk about the lack of changes in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. We have a couple battles, Lillie gets kidnapped, we fight Nanu. It's the same as last year. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Dec 01, 2017
13 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 6)

Micah is back! We talk about the Mimikyu Trial and the events that happen after said trial that leads us to some Zygarde speculation. This episode ends before Po Town. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 30, 2017
12 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Guzma)

Big G. Your Boi. Guzma. Irene and SBJ talk about meeting the boss of Team Skull. We return a mask to Kakui, we meet Hapu again, we head off to Acerola's trial this episode and get some more Gladion and Lillie content too to talk about. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 29, 2017
11 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 5)

Irene and SBJ are back to talk about Sophocles Trial and how different it is from original Sun/Moon. We go over the changes, and we also talk about our thoughts on the Rotom Dex and Roto Loto. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 28, 2017
10 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Aether Foundation, Part 1)

Arrived at the Aether Foundation with a couple new surprises in Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. After we go in-depth about Ultra Beasts, we talk about arriving to Ula'Ula Island! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 27, 2017
09 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Grand Trial of Akala Island)

The Grand Trial of Akala Island to Aether Foundation(no story spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk about battling Oliva! We also meet a famous friend right outside the Hano hotel too! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 26, 2017
08 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Ditto Five)

Pitstop at Game Freak and the Dimensional Research Lab. SBJ, Irene, and Micah also make our way through the Diglett Cave and stumbleupon a new side quest to Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon called the "Ditto Five." If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 25, 2017
07 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 4)

From the Mallow Trial (4) to Colress talk. We compare Mallow's old Trial to this new one. Something controversial was missing this time around. Also, Irene got her first Shiny! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 24, 2017
06 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 3)

Talking about the Kiawe Trial (3) and Royal Avenue stuff. We share our thoughts on the difficulty of the game, talk about the Pokémon who wander around, and we meet our new favorite character! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 23, 2017
05 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 2)

Talking about the Lana Trial (2) and then we meet the Ultra Recon Squad again. Irene, SBJ, and Micah talk about their teams up to this point and how hard this Trial was for them. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 22, 2017
04 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Akala - Gladion)

We arrive on Akala Island and talk about the events up to Gladion (no spoilers after that). Micah talks about the GS Ball, SBJ talks about Ultra Beasts, Irene talks about her love of Hau. We give our overall impressions at this point into the game. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 21, 2017
03 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Grand Trial of Melemele Island)

The Grand Trial of Melemele Island to Akala Island(no story spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk Mantine surf, the Alolan Photo Club, and side quests before we leave Melemele Island for bigger and better things. Also, what's up with the Ultra Recon Squad? If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 20, 2017
02 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 1)

Ilima Battle to Trial 1 (no story spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk about the new Pokémon that appear in the grass, Team Skull, and shopping for clothes. All really enjoying the game so far minus a few hiccups here and there! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 19, 2017
01 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trainer School)

Beginning of the game to Trainer School (no story spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk about their first impressions of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. We talk about differences, so far, between Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. We talk about our thoughts on the Ultra Recon Squad as well! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 18, 2017
290 Mimikium Z! (NO USUM SPOILERS)

SPOILER FREE! SBJ, Will, and Al talk about Niantic making their next game and how it may affect Pokémon GO. Bulbasaur is coming to Build-a-Bear, and Mimikyu gets it's own Z-Crystal. This is the last normal episode before Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon!! We will return to regular schedule after our playthroughs of USUM! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:40 - News 00:04:15 - Global Events 00:11:00 - Build-a-Bear 00:13:45 - Harry Potter/Pokémon GO 00:29:00 - Mimikyu Z-Crystal 00:32:40 - I Choose You Coming to Disney XD 00:39:40 - Break Music 00:40:25 - State of the Podcast 01:04:00 - Break Music 01:04:40 - E-mails 01:32:00 - Pokémon of the Week (Delcatty) 01:39:30 - House Cleaning 01:44:00 - Post Credits How to Twitch Prime: Twitch Subs: Stream Schedule:

Nov 13, 2017
SPOILERS - Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Leak Talk

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SBJ and Al talk about the leaks that happened for Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. This was originally going to be after Episode 290, but it's been moved here. Stream Schedule:

Nov 13, 2017
289 Rainbow Team Rocket, I Choose You: Movie Recap!

Full 'I Choose You' movie recap starting at 01:05:00 in the podcast! Micah, Irene, and SBJ talk about the new Pokémon GO news regarding Raids and we also go over the Rainbow Rocket news, as well as, the news about Legendary Pokémon hitting Alola! We do a quick history of Pokémon movies and then talk about our thoughts on the 20th Pokémon film. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:08:35 - News 00:08:40 - Pokémon GO News 00:19:00 - BIG NEWS for Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 00:33:05 - Break Music 00:37:40 - Movie History 01:05:30 - I Choose You (Spoilers) 02:00:00 - House Cleaning 02:06:00 - Post Credits Stream Schedule:

Nov 06, 2017
288 No Entei Club!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is just 18 days away. SBJ, Will, and Al talk about Pokémon GO EX Raids and how Pokémon GO has or will effect the main series games. Magikarp Jump is still a thing, as well as, e-mails about the GameBoy Advance, and our Pokémon of the Week! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:09:20 - News 00:11:25 - Niantic to Fix Pokémon GO EX Raid Passes 00:27:00 - Pokémon GO Halloween - Duskull 00:29:00 - Shiny Silvally 00:33:00 - BIG NEWS for Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 00:48:00 - Magikarp Jump 00:49:45 - Break Music 01:00:40 - E-mails 01:38:30 - Pokémon of the Week (Gourgeist) 01:41:30 - House Cleaning 01:45:45 - Post Credits Stream Schedule:

Oct 30, 2017
287 This Isn't The Alola You Thought You Knew!

New trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon debuted. Game Freak interviews about USUM being the last games on 3DS and how USUM will be twice as big as Sun & Moon. SBJ, Will, and Al go over Pokémon GO news and a White House event involving Pikachu. We answer e-mails in regards to Mythical and pizza. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:45 - News 00:06:00 - Pikachu at the White House 00:08:45 - Pokémon GO Halloween 00:18:00 - Pokémon GO Spoofers 00:26:00 - Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Interview 00:35:20 - Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from IGN 00:45:45 - Break Music 00:51:40 - E-mails 01:18:30 - Pokémon of the Week (Shuppet) 01:24:15 - House Cleaning 01:27:10 - Post Credits Stream Schedule: GoFundMe:

Oct 23, 2017
286 Pokémon GO Halloween Event and New Z-Moves!

New Z-Moves shown for the two new Necrozma forms! Vulpix coming to Build-a-Bear, Gen 3 is coming to Pokémon GO. There is a photo contest happening to Pokémon GO too! SBJ also finally catches all the Ultra Beasts in Pokémon Sun and tells a story about Moltres. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:25 - News 00:02:30 - Vulpix at Build-a-Bear 00:6:10 - 2017 VGC Formats 00:11:00 - Pokémon GO Photo Contest 00:14:30 - Generation 3 in Pokémon GO 00:27:40 - Sun/Moon Manga 00:28:30 - Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon News 00:43:20 - End Game Sun & Moon 00:53:00 - Break Music 01:06:20 - E-mails 01:21:05 - Pokémon of the Week (Dusclops) 01:24:30 - House Cleaning 01:27:00 - Post Credits Stream Schedule:

Oct 16, 2017
285 Ultra Recon Squad!

The Ultra Recon Squad invades Alola! We learn about them and the new possibilities in the Ultra Sun and Moon story. Pokémon's website hints that we'll see new Pokémon in Pokémon GO this October? SBJ, Will, and Al talk about the final trailer for the "I Choose You" movie. Spook it up with this new episode! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:20 - News 00:02:25 - TCG: Shining Legends 00:14:10 - Pokémon GO Update 00:19:00 - Pokémon Halloween Round-up 00:22:45 - Gen 3 in Pokémon GO 00:27:00 - Movie: I Choose You 00:44:00 - Break Music 00:44:40 - Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 01:10:30 - E-mails 01:14:45 - Pokémon of the Week (Spiritomb) 01:19:05 - House Cleaning 01:23:10 - Post Credits Stream Schedule:

Oct 08, 2017
284 Trainer Hamburger Hats!

Entei is here in the Americas for Pokémon GO! Pokken DX gets hamburger hats. Trainer issues with Pokemon GO added an extra day to the Equinox event. SBJ, Will, and Al talk about closing of the Wii eShop and the state of the SNES classic. We tackle e-mails regarding wrestling, and worshiping Pokémon. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:05:20 - News 00:05:30 - Entei in Pokémon GO 00:14:00 - Pokken DX Hamburger 00:15:50 - Wii Shop Close 00:28:30 - Mr. Mime in Japan 00:30:20 - Blu-ray Season 1 00:35:20 - Pokémon GO issues 00:38:00 - Pikachu Hats 00:39:30 - Break Music 00:40:20 - E-mails 01:04:20 - Pokémon of the Week (Misdreavus) 01:09:00 - House Cleaning 01:11:20 - Post Credits Stream Schedule:

Oct 02, 2017
283 Mantine Surf!

News regarding Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has hit. SBJ catches a second Mewtwo in Pokémon GO. Will and Al provide insight about the Battle Tree and other e-mails that come through. The Pokémon GO Equinox event is also here. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:05:50 - News 00:06:00 - Pokken DX 00:14:40 - Pokémon G0 Equinox 00:24:30 - Pokémon GO Mewtwo 00:33:30 - Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 00:44:30 - Break Music 00:45:30 - E-mails 01:01:05 - Pokémon of the Week (Tyranitar) 01:05:30 - House Cleaning 01:08:30 - Post Credits Stream Schedule:

Sep 25, 2017
282 UB Assembly & UB Burst! [Featuring Ray Rizzo]

Featuring Pokémon Video Game World Champion (x3), Ray Rizzo! Will and SBJ talk about the new UBs shown in the latest Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon trailer. We go in-depth about possible new Pokémon and our thoughts on Ultra Beasts. SBJ caught a Mewtwo from getting an EX Raid pass. Also, Meowth is coming to Build-a-bear. Ray talks about getting into VGC, commentating, competing, and cheating. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:50 - News 00:06:20 - Mewtwo EX Raid in Pokémon GO 00:25:00 - UB Assembly & UB Burst 00:49:00 - Break Music 00:49:40 - Ray Rizzo Interview 01:32:00 - Break Music 01:33:10 - E-mails 01:48:30 - Pokémon of the Week (Snorlax) 01:51:00 - House Cleaning 01:54:00 - Post Credits

Sep 18, 2017
281 Kingdra & Raikou!

Raikou in Pokémon GO! Pokémon GO seems to be slowing down in users with no word on when Mewtwo is coming or if it will bring back more people. The new Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon guidebook seems to hint at a National Dex for the game. Pokémon CEO thought the Nintendo Switch would be a failure. PAX West 2017 recap too! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:01:00 - PAX West Recap 00:015:20 - News 00:19:15 - PokéDex Guide Book 00:23:00 - Nintendo Switch Failure 00:31:50 - Raikou in Pokémon GO 00:50:50 - Break Music 00:52:00 - E-mails 01:03:45 - Pokémon of the Week (Kingdra) 01:07:10 - House Cleaning 01:13:00 - Post Credits

Sep 11, 2017
S20E04 First Catch In Alola, Ketchum-Style! [Bonus Anime Episode]

Bonus Anime Episode! Since SBJ is at PAX West, here is an anime episode featuring SBJ and Irene. These episodes are made for our Patreon-backers, but figured this might be a good treat. The first 10 mins is news focused, the last is about the episode. Season 20, Episode 04.

Sep 04, 2017
280 The Ultra Show!

A new trailer was shown for Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. SBJ and Will break down the differences between the old and new Alola maps. Pokémon GO is bringing Mewtwo, we talk about that. After years, SBJ and Will play some Pokémon TCG and we go in-depth about that format. With Worlds just ending, we cover the winners and their matches. Finally, we tackle your e-mails and our Pokémon of the Week! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:07:45 - News 00:08:00 - Pokémon TCG Recap 00:19:50 - Mimikyu News 00:20:40 - Gold & Silver Release 00:24:00 - Mewtwo in Pokémon GO 00:42:15 - Pokémon Worlds 2017 00:55:00 - Break Music 00:55:45 - Pokkén Tournament DX 00:57:30 - Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Recap 01:26:35 - E-mails 01:50:45 - Pokémon of the Week (Rhydon) 01:55:10 - House Cleaning 01:58:00 - Post Credits

Aug 28, 2017
279 The Clickbait [Featuring Reversal]

Featuring Pokémon GO YouTuber, Reversal! Reversal and SBJ talk about clickbait on YouTube, Pokémon GO Fest, spoofers, growing up with Pokémon, and more! Small news section this week because SBJ & Will were both at Gen Con this past week! Reversal YouTube: **NOTE, There is little to no coverage on all the recent Pokémon news due to me being on vacation, we will cover that all in Episode 280! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:30 - News 00:08:20 - Break Music 00:09:00 - Reversal Interview 00:56:10 - Break Music 00:57:00 - House Cleaning 00:58:25 - Post Credits

Aug 21, 2017
278 The Seventh Year

[Live Podcast] Shiny Pikachu in Pokémon GO, new Lycanroc Form, and the 20th Movie coming to theaters! SBJ, Will, and Travis talk about the latest Pokémon news, we cover e-mails about Pokémon based on animals, and Travis leaves us brokenhearted. This podcast was recorded live on YouTube. Sorry for any audio issues in post, it was cleaned up as best as possible. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:00 - News 00:03:05 - Dusk Form Lycanroc 00:11:15 - 20th Pokémon Movie 00:15:15 - Shiny Pikachu in Pokémon GO 00:20:20 - GAME FREAK Interview 00:31:20 - Worlds 2017 Info 00:34:20 - Break Music 01:00:50 - Travis Announcement 00:35:30 - E-mails 01:08:30 - Pokémon of the Week (Piloswine) 01:13:45 - House Cleaning 01:17:00 - Post Credits

Aug 14, 2017
277 The New Lycanroc (Dusk Form)

We are back from the MN PokéCon where we met Professor Oak! *wonderful!* News of a new form (Dusk) for Lycanroc has been shown off for Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. SBJ and Will have some tips about Raid Legendaries in Pokémon GO. Will explains the new TCG Draft system, GameStop has a Salazzle giveaway, and Unown are spawning in Europe! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:01:30 - MN PokéCon Recap 00:12:00 - Meeting Professor Oak 00:23:00 - TCG Draft Release 00:26:10 - Pokémon GO Raids 00:34:10 - Salazzle from GameStop 00:35:20 - Dusk From Lycanroc 00:40:30 - Unown in Europe (Pokémon GO) 00:43:45 - Pokémon of the Week (Mawile) 00:47:00 - House Cleaning 00:49:50 - Break Music 00:50:45 - MN PokéCon Recording 01:20:00 - Credits

Aug 07, 2017
276 The Pokémon GO Lawsuit & The Ultra Sun/Moon Rumors

Rumors about Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon surface. We talk about the fallout of Pokémon GO Fest and the new lawsuit that appears for attendees not happy that they had to pay for travel. We also go over the Milwaukee County Parks Pokémon GO issues, new codes for Sun/Moon, and e-mails regarding how we all originally met. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:06:20 - News 00:13:00 - Niantic Apology Letter 00:36:30 - Pokémon GO Lawsuit 00:49:20 - Break Music 00:50:00 - Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Rumors 01:02:00 - E-mails 01:20:15 - Pokémon of the Week (Kabutops) 01:27:00 - House Cleaning 01:32:20 - Post Credits

Jul 31, 2017
Bonus! Pokémon GO Interviews [Featuring Reversal, Trainer Tips, CND, Twintendo, & Pokémon GO Radio]

SBJ talks with Nick from Trainer Tips, Reversal, CND, Twintendo, and the folks over at Pokémon GO Radio all at Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago. You can find links to all of them on our YouTube page:

Jul 29, 2017
275 The Pokémon GO Fest Recap

We talk about the entire Pokémon GO Fest experience! Talks range from the good that came from the event, and of course, the bad that came from the event. From John Hanke getting boo'd, Pikachu Raids, Unown appearing, Heracross showing up, sunburn, and disappointment... This was recorded the morning after Pokémon GO Fest. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:00 - Pokémon GO Fest Recap 00:35:00 - Break Music 00:36:00 - Pokémon GO Fest Recap 01:59:00 - Post Credits

Jul 24, 2017
274 The Unown

News & details about Pokémon GO Fest, Unown YouTube Video, and the 20th Pokémon moive all talked about in the episode. SBJ and Will talk about the impacting gaming can have on kids and adults, as well as, we talk about our Pokémon of the Week! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:01:40 - Pre-House Cleaning 00:04:05 - Monster Hunter Podcast 00:08:45 - News 00:10:20 - Pokémon GO Fest 00:32:40 - Mystery Files 00:38:40 - 20th Pokémon Movie 00:51:40 - Break Music 00:52:30 - E-mails 01:16:15 - Pokémon of the Week (Nidoking) 01:21:00 - House Cleaning 01:23:20 - Post Credits Nick's Music: Pokémon GO Fest RSVP:

Jul 17, 2017
273 The Pokémon GO Anniversary!

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Pokémon GO, be on the lookout for a special Pikachu while exploring your world! SBJ, Will, and Travis talk about Pokémon GO Fest, The Anniversary Box Sale, and North American International Championships! We also go over your e-mails regarding new Pokémon regions and ASMR and other non-Pokémon related questions you all ask. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:00 - News (Pokémon GO) 00:49:45 - Break Music 00:50:30 - North American International Championships 01:02:30 - E-mails 01:36:40 - Pokémon of the Week (Pelipper) 01:43:30 - House Cleaning 01:50:20 - Post Credits

Jul 10, 2017
272 The Magikarp Jump Update

Pokémon GO Raids are still fun! SBJ, Micah, and Travis talk about the Magikarp Jump update and a couple strategies in regards to that. Speaking of strategies, we talk about the 2017 US International tournament happening this past weekend. We also tackle your e-mails about overpriced Pokemon Center goods. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:30 - News 00:22:50 - Pokémon GO Raids 00:49:10 - Break Music 00:50:00 - E-mails 01:27:04 - Pokémon of the Week (Chansey) 01:37:10 - House Cleaning 01:43:00 - Post Credits

Jul 03, 2017
271 The Pokémon GO Gym & Raid Update

All your information regarding Pokémon GO Fest and the changes to the Pokémon GO gym rework. SBJ, Will, and Travis all talk about the new raid system, the free gifts for Sun/Moon, and getting married in Japan with Pikachu. We also address some e-mails and our Pokémon of the Week! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:00 - News 00:07:00 - Pokémon GO Fest 00:30:45 - Pokémon GO Gym & Raid Update 01:00:00 - Break Music 01:01:30 - E-mails 01:27:45 - Pokémon of the Week (Lapras) 01:35:00 - House Cleaning 01:37:40 - Post Credits

Jun 26, 2017
270 E3 Recap - Pokémon Switch - Marshadow

Nintendo E3 Recap. SBJ, Travis, and Will give their impressions on the Pokémon announcement for the Nintendo Switch. We touch on a few other E3 things before talking about Pokémon GO and Marshadow. We tackle your e-mails regarding an open world Pokémon game and give you a moveset for Pokémon of the week! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:00 - Pokémon on Switch (E3 Segment) 00:21:00 - News 00:29:50 - Break Music 00:31:00 - E-mails 01:15:30 - Pokémon of the Week (Bastiodon) 01:19:15 - House Cleaning 01:21:20 - Post Credits

Jun 19, 2017
269 Ultra Sun - Ultra Moon - Pokémon GO Fest

Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago is happening! SBJ and Will break down the Pokémon Direct and talk about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. We are still playing Magikarp Jump and we talk about that update too. We go over Pokémon marketing and discuss the state of Pokémon remakes. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:00 - Pokémon GO Fest 00:22:30 - Apple WWDC Pokémon GO 00:25:40 - Magikarp Jump Update 00:28:30 - Pokkén DX on Switch 00:38:10 - Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 01:04:45 - Pokémon Gold & Silver on 3DS 01:16:00 - House Cleaning 01:23:00 - Post Credits

Jun 11, 2017
268 Pokémon Profit - Cycling Road - Tiny Tourney

Pokémon reports making a net profit of $143.3 million during their last year. We talk about Pokémon GO and still playing it after Adventure Week has come to past. Magikarp Jump is still an active mobile game that we are playing. Tiny Tourney is coming up and we give you a Pokémon that should work alright in it during our Pokémon of the Week. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:00 - News 00:38:30 - Break Music 00:40:00 - New Anime Podcast 00:42:30 - E-mails 01:27:15 - Pokémon of the Week (Heliolisk) 01:33:10 - House Cleaning 01:35:20 - Post Credits

Jun 05, 2017
267 Magikarp Jump - Pimp My Ride [Featuring Braxton Burks from Pokémon Reorchestrated]

Featuring Braxton Burks! Pokémon: Magikarp Jump is here! We go in-depth about our experiences with this new mobile game. The Pokémon Sun & Moon anime debate never ends, we talk about that. Braxton Burks from Pokémon Reorchestrated joins us to talk about composing Pokémon music. We also talk about the new Pokemon movie debuting in Paris, France, and talk about Pokémon GO too. Interview starts at about 30 mins! Kickstarter Link: Besides our Intro/Outro music, the break music and music during Braxton's interview is all samples from Johto Legends!

May 29, 2017
266 Adventure Week - Pokémon Anime - Squirtle

Adventure Week for Pokémon GO (catch those Rock-type Pokémon)! We debate over the new Sun & Moon anime, we talk about Squirtle coming to Build-a-Bear Workshop. E-mails range from losing Pokémon games to asking what Pokémon town we'd want to live in. We also talk about Splash Magikarp coming out in Italy too.

May 22, 2017
265 Pokémon VGCs - Magikarp [Featuring Joe Merrick from Serebii]

Featuring Joe Merrick from! (Interview starts at about 48 mins in!) We talk about the AZUL codes, the Magikarp song, and paying to enter the Pokémon National tournament in Indiana as both a player and a spectator. Joe talks about running Serebii, his coverage of Pokémon Sun and Moon, and his thoughts on Pokémon for Nintendo Switch. Micah gives his thoughts on Pokémon contests. There is also the "dreamsicle" story too.

May 15, 2017
264 Lycanroc - Bidoof - Snorlax [Featuring Pat Baer]

Featuring Pat Baer! More Pokémon Stars rumors recently came up. Pat talks with SBJ about his love of Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun/Moon (from the Baer Cave). Micah and SBJ talk more about Lake Park and Pokémon GO. We answer e-mails regarding Sound-type and how to say Pokémon names. Interview starts at about 24 mins in. Enjoy!

May 08, 2017
263 Pokémon Sun - Russia - Pokémon GO

New Pokémon Shuffle update! News about a Russian getting arrested for playing Pokémon GO. Logan gives his thoughts on Pokémon Sun/Moon. Will and SBJ debated about exposure and paying artists.

May 01, 2017
262 Live - C2E2 - Show

[Live Show] Recorded live at C2E2 2017. SBJ starts off the show with 6 trivia questions. You hear a lot of "nopes", but they are kept in to give you, the listener, time to answer on your own. The later have is SBJ reading audience questions and counting votes for your favorite BUG type Pokémon! This has been cut down from fully live version!

Apr 24, 2017
261 Marshadow - Space Jam - Eggstravaganza

Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza is here, as well as, Marshadow! We talk about Marshadow being shown during the new Pokémon movie trailer. SBJ shares a Pokémon Easter story, Micah recaps the Midwest Gaming Classic, Will talks about losing his PS Vita. We also answer e-mails regarding the best Pokéball and we give you a moveset for Alolan Muk.

Apr 17, 2017
260 Pokémon Stars to Remake of Diamond & Pearl

Would you want a remake of Diamond and Pearl? Would you like to see Pokémon Stars on 3DS or Nintendo Switch? Are any of these actually happening!? If it's an open ended question - the answer is usually "no", but we talk about all that stuff anyways! Also news about Pokémon GO and more...

Apr 11, 2017
259 Zelda to Drifblim

We discuss the new season of Mythical and give you a small taste! We also go over some e-mails that ask about Zelda, Pokemon Stars, which Pokémon we'd like to be, our Slack community, and more. Travis talks about using a competitive Drifblim! Enjoy!

Apr 02, 2017
258 Water Festival to Playstation Vue

The Pokémon GO Water Festival is here to grace us with Shiny Magikarp! SBJ explains what PS Vue is to Travis. Micah talks about how he cannot find a Mimikyu plush. We go over Ash Pikachu news and your e-mails involving more wet burritos.

Mar 27, 2017
257 Cheeseburgers to Pizza

Back from PAX East we go over e-mails and talk about some Japanese exclusive downloadable Pokémon. We also talk about types we'd like to see and we provide a moveset for Porygon2.

Mar 21, 2017
256 Live Show to PAX East 2017

[Live Show] Recorded Live at PAX East in Boston. The crowd at PAX East decided the Top 10 Water Pokémon and asks SBJ, Travis, and Will questions (both Pokémon and non-Pokémon related) for the hour. First time ever all three of us are at a convention together presenting.

Mar 13, 2017
255 Nintendo Switch to Vitamins [Featuring Brennan Williams from NXT]

Featuring Brennan Williams from WWE/NXT aka @GREATBLACKOTAKU. SBJ talks to Brennan about his love of Generation 3, his football career into his wrestling career, and what he enjoyed about Sun/Moon. Will and Micah talk about working out! We talk about the new Pokémon movie, the new Global event, and Pokémon theme songs too.

Mar 06, 2017
254 Pokémon Day to Burrito Day

Happy Pokémon Day! We cover everything about Pokémon Day and answer your e-mails. We talk about Mythical, a future Kickstarter, Pokémon GO update, Travis's love of Citizen Kane, Pokémon games coming to Nintendo Switch and more.

Feb 27, 2017
253 Pokémon GO to amiibo [Featuring GandaKris]

Featuring GandaKris, custom amiibo artist. Generation 2 for Pokémon GO is here! We talk about the new update and the problem with Pokémon GO in Milwaukee County Parks. SBJ sits down with @MissGandaKris and talks about her custom amiibos. Finally, we answer e-mails regarding the Nintendo Switch, Sun/Moon, and more. Interview starts at 43 mins in. GandaKris's shop:

Feb 20, 2017
252 Sun to Moon

Pokemon GO, Pokemon Duel, Pokemon Sun/Moon, Pokémon e-mails, and more! SBJ, Tavis, and Will cover a variety of e-mails and a range of Pokémon topics to start off our first episode in the brassiness of Generation 3.

Feb 13, 2017
251 Pikachu to Podcasting

New Pikachu 3DS XL coming out, new DVD box set, new Pokémon Center items, and a new podcast for your ears! SBJ, Travis, and Will answer listener mail, cover some Pokémon news, and give you a set for Wigglytuff to use in the VCGs. Enjoy!

Feb 06, 2017
250 This Is Fine

[Live Show] Celebrate 250 episodes of PKMNcast as we answer community questions, talk about Pokémon Duel, talk about Pokémon Bank, and compare plushes to cats. This was recorded live on Twitch and the audio was cut down and edited for easier audio-only listening.

Jan 30, 2017
249 Abilities [Featuring SuperDuperDani]

Featuring SuperDuperDani of YouTube. We cover the recent Pokémon GO update and news. We also talk about the new Pokémon Sun/Moon abilities introduced in Generation 7. SBJ sits down with SuperDuperDani to talk about her channel and how she creates content. Interview starts at 29 mins.

Jan 23, 2017
248 Nintendo Switch & Update v1.1

Impressions on the Nintendo Switch. Pokemon Sun and Moon Update v1.1 is ready too. We talk a little bit about news, some new Switch games that look good including ARMS, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Zelda, Bomberman, and more.

Jan 16, 2017
247 Alolan Vulpix, GTS, Boat Race

It's Super Effective now has it's own subreddit! - SBJ, Micah, and Will talk about the QR Festival Plaza goal, favorite Sun/Moon character, favorite way to eat eggs, and we give you a moveset for Vaporeon.

Jan 09, 2017
246 Alola New Year

2017 is here! We go over a ton of listener mail and talk a little bit about Pokémon GO, Battle Royal, Triple Battles, HMs, Team Skull, and more!

Jan 02, 2017
245 Bottle Caps [Featuring Justin Flynn]

Featuring Justin Flynn! We talk about Justin's time as a 2x Pokémon Commentator and a Nintendo World Championship host. We also talk about pizza and our holiday. News includes Pokémon GO updates and a new Festival Plaza event too. Interview starts at 35 mins. Enjoy!

Dec 28, 2016
244 Berry Farming & Festival Plaza

Pokemon GO still coming out for Apple Watch. We talk about both Berry Farming and Festival Plaza in Pokémon Sun/Moon. Questions are answered, as well as, our Pokémon of the week! Enjoy! Support us:

Dec 19, 2016
243 Rebuilding Alola

Recap of our thoughts on Generation 7 with Will, Travis, and SBJ. We talk about the Pokémon GO Update, new Pokken fighter, and our likes/dislikes of Pokémon Sun/Moon. We also talk about the new outlook of Pokémon of the Week! This episode does contain story spoilers.

Dec 12, 2016
13 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Finale)

Time for the Elite 4 and to become Alola Champion. We share our final thoughts on Gen 7 and express our last and overall thoughts of this game! Series finale.

Dec 04, 2016
12 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Ultra Space)

Time to enter Ultra Space to be a hero. We talk about the rest of the story that doesn't include our journey on becoming a Pokémon Trainer. We also talk about catching legendaries and family issues.

Dec 03, 2016
11 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 7)

Arriving on Poni Island, we tackle the 7th Trial and the Grand Trial here. We get another flute, we get a new Ride Pager, and we meet a new face! We also see some fallout of Team Skull and explore some caves.

Dec 02, 2016
10 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Aether Foundation)

The Aether Foundation.

Nov 30, 2016
09 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Guzma)

Time to head into Po Town. We find out more about Team Skull and see another side of them. Irene breaks down why she doesn't care for Team Skull's inspiration. We learn a bit more about Guzma and get ready to journey off of Ula'Ula.

Nov 29, 2016
08 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 6)

It's your boy... Guzma! After returning the mask to Kukui, we meet the leader of Team Skull. After that adventure, we head off to our sixth Trial and it's a spooky one!

Nov 28, 2016
07 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 5)

We take the Exeggutor Bus up to our next Trial. We talk about our experiences when we finally arrive to Ula'Ula. Let us know your experiences on Twitter: @pokemonpodcast

Nov 27, 2016
06 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Lusamine)

After visiting with the Aether Foundation, we move through the Diglett Cave to battle Big Sister and Olivia. After we complete those battles, we take a trip to Aether Paradise to finally meet Lusamine.

Nov 26, 2016
05 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 3 & Trial 4)

We talk about the Fire Trial and the Grass Trial in this episode. SBJ, Micah, and Irene go over some new Poké-Rides and talk about how different the Trials have been up to this point. We also talk about meeting an old face from Black and White.

Nov 23, 2016
04 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 2)

We finally meet Lana and conduct her Trial. After Lana's trail, we meet a new character when we arrive to the Battle Dome in Royal Avenue. Follow @pokemonpodcast on Twitter to stay up to date.

Nov 22, 2016
03 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Gladion)

We talk about getting to the second island after the first Grand Trial. We go in depth about Team Skull and their newest member introduced. We also talk about our experiences with a couple new cities and the new "Day Care".

Nov 21, 2016
02 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 1)

First Trial complete and we get our first Z-Crystal. We talk about Team Skull and the first big city. Hear our thoughts on the new clothing and hair styles. We also go in-depth of the new Trial mechanic.

Nov 19, 2016
01 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trainer School)

Beginning of the game to Trainer School (no spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk about their first impressions of Pokémon Sun and Moon. We talk about the new changes and the story being introduced.

Nov 18, 2016
242 Countdown to Pokémon Sun & Moon

Pokemon Sun & Moon are coming this week. We talk about our podcast plans for release. We touch on Pokken news and Pokemon GO news. We talk about the 12th episode of Pokémon Generations and we go over listener e-mail too. Enjoy!

Nov 14, 2016
241 Nuzlocke Challenge [Featuring Griffin McElroy from CoolGames Inc.]

Featuring Griffin McElroy of Polygon/MBMBaM/Adventure Zone. SBJ sits down with Griffin and talks Pokémon and his Nuzlocke run of Pokémon Y. SBJ, Will, and Travis talk Pokémon GO and answer e-mails. We are prepping for the Pokémon Sun and Moon launch in less than 2 weeks, so stay tuned for more content! Interview starts at 55 mins. Enjoy!

Nov 02, 2016
240 Decidueye | Incineroar | Primarina

We unwrap Decidueye, Incineroar, and Primarina in this episode. We also talk about the two newest and spooky Pokémon Generation episodes. We also touch on the new Pokémon GO Halloween update! Red and Blue are back in Sun & Moon too!

Oct 31, 2016
239 Pokémon Sun & Moon | Demo | Data Leaks

No spoilers, we talk about the Sun & Moon demo. After the ending credits, we talk about the data leak that happened with Sun/Moon. We also cover episode 08 of Pokémon Generations, Pokémon GO, and talk about some news and... you know... other stuff.

Oct 23, 2016
238 Team Magma | Silvally | Pokémon GO

Is Team Magma better than Team Rocket? We go over episode 04 and 07 of Pokémon Generations. We also calculate damage in Pokémon GO. Finally, we touch on all the new Sun & Moon Pokémon shown this past week including Silvally and Steenee and more. Enjoy!

Oct 17, 2016
237 Pokémon GO | Generations | Sun & Moon

First impression of Dartrix, Torracat, and Brionne. We talk about the new Pokémon GO updates coming. SBJ, Travis, and Will also cover episodes 05 and 06 of Pokémon Generations. We talk about how the Keldeo movie is pretty bad too. Enjoy!

Oct 10, 2016
236 International Championships | Charizard | Yo-kai Watch

New VCG and TCG information has been announced for the International Championships, 2017 Play! Pokémon season. We talk a little about Yo-kai Watch and the new XY—Evolutions expansion. We also tackle your e-mails. Enjoy!

Oct 03, 2016
235 Lycanroc | Japan | Monster Hunter [Featuring Gaijinhunter]

Featuring Adam aka Gaijinhunter. We cover the 3rd episode of the Pokémon Generations shorts. SBJ sits down with Adam (Gaijinhunter) and talks about living in Japan, Pokémon GO, and how to get into Monster Hunter. Travis also delivers us a moveset for the victory Pokémon. Interview starts 1 hour 20 mins in.

Sep 25, 2016
234 UB-02 | Pokémon Generations | Werewolves

Pokémon Generations talk is here! We go over the first two episodes of Generations. We also cover the news on UB-02 and Rockruff's evolution that was shown in CoroCoro. We also talk about lore and Slaking too.

Sep 18, 2016
233 UB-01 | Pokémon GO Update | Aether Foundation

Type: Null and more new Pokémon were recently shown. We talk about the next big Pokémon GO update and the Pokémon GO Plus. With more new Pokémon Sun and Moon news, we go over the Aether Foundation and Team Skull storylines too.

Sep 12, 2016
232 PAX West | Live Show

Live from PAX West 2016. SBJ talks about the new Pokémon and what their names are based off of and possibly what animals they are based off of too. This entire show was live in front of an audience and live on!

Sep 08, 2016
231 Alolan Rattata | Nintendo Direct | E-Mails

We answer your e-mails about Pokémon GO, Pokémon Sun/Moon, and other Pokémon related things. With not a lot of news, this was recorded before the trip to PAX West. We debate over Alolan Rattata too. Enjoy!

Sep 05, 2016
230 Milwaukee + Pokémon GO Appraisals [Featuring Ophidian from CHIKARA]

Featuring Ophidian from CHIKARA. We talk about Milwaukee County Parks wanting to remove Pokémon GO stops from all their parks. We talk about the new Appraisal feature added and we go over the falling Pokémon GO population. Worlds 2016 is over, so we talk about the top teams used. Finally, SBJ sits down with Ophidian to talk wrestling and playing video games on the road. Curious about CHIKARA? You can find more information here:

Aug 28, 2016
229 Pokémon GO Cheating + Worlds 2016 + Palossand

New Pokémon such as Palossand, Crabrawler, and Stufful shown. We cover an article that soft bans a Pokémon GO player. We share our thoughts on how the 2016 Worlds was set up and conducted. Enjoy!

Aug 22, 2016
228 Alolan Raichu + Wishiwashi + Z-Rings

Alolan Raichu, Alolan Exeggutor, Gumshoos, Lurantis, Wishiwashi, and more were talked about! We talk about Team Skull and Z-Rings. We talk about the new Pokémon GO update. We also talk about Pokémon Worlds coming up and our Pokémon Center experience at Gen Con!

Aug 15, 2016
Special Episode: Top 10 Best Pokémon

The Kickstarter Episode, but for everyone now! Like any Kickstarter, we are two years late on this episode. SBJ, Travis, Will, and Micah debate the best Pokémon. All four of us bring 10 Pokémon each to the table. Then we break down that 40 into ISE's Top 10 Pokémon in the past 20 years. Enjoy!

Aug 06, 2016
227 Pokémon GO + Water + Gen Con [Featuring Marriland]

Featuring Marriland! This was recorded before the updates to Pokémon GO and before the new Alola Pokémon were shown. We celebrate our 6th year of podcasting with a new look. We talk about Pokémon GO and Pokémon at Gen Con. We also chat with Marriland and bring back Healthy Living! Pre-order Our New Shirt:

Jul 30, 2016
226 Anxiety + Meditation + Comfey [Featuring Dan Ryckert from Giant Bomb]

Featuring Dan Ryckert from (interview starts at about 1:10:00)! Dan and SBJ talk about Pokémon GO, his book on anxiety, how meditation has helped him in life, and more! We also talk about Logan's experience with Pokémon GO, the 6 new Pokémon shown for Pokémon Sun/Moon, and the live action Pokémon movie being planned! Anxiety as an Ally:

Jul 23, 2016
225 Mimikkyu + Pokémon GO [Featuring Austin Creed/Xavier Woods from UpUpDownDown/WWE]

Featuring Xavier Woods/Austin Creed from WWE/UpUpDownDown. Two new Pokémon shown, Darkrai coming to Pokken Tournament, and we talk a TON of Pokémon GO. On top of all that, SBJ sits down with WWE Superstar, Xavier Woods (Austin Creed), and we talk about his PhD, his gaming history, and his passion for creating content. This is a pretty long episode, so hopefully you enjoy!

Jul 17, 2016
224 Pokémon GO + Pokémon GO + More Pokémon GO

Even with server issues, Pokémon GO is still something that has grabbed our attention for more. We talk basic news coming out leading into our back and forth thoughts on the first couple of days of Pokémon GO.

Jul 11, 2016
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 05 | Eevee Evolutions & Egg Tips

How to get the Eevee evolution you want, egg tips, Pokémon GO is now in more countries, and more! We take a walk down to Lake Park in Milwaukee and see over 400 people get together to watch Pokémon movies outside and play #PokemonGO.

Jul 10, 2016
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 04 | Lure Modules & Austin Creed

Does incense stack with a Lure Module? What is the fastest way to level up? Should I boost the CP of my Pokémon before or after I evolve it? I talk about all this and also meeting WWE Superstar, Xavier Woods, (Austin Creed) too.

Jul 09, 2016
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 03 | Rare Pokémon & Basic Tips

Pokémon GO is delayed for newer countries. Servers are still having issues, so we go over some tips to prepare you to best use you time when you login and can finally play.

Jul 08, 2016
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 02 | Top Grossing in iTunes & Trainer ID Info

Connectivity problems plague day two of Pokémon GO. I start a new account using my Google e-mail address and not my Trainer ID. I talk about starting over, Pokemon GO becoming the top grossing app in iTunes, and going over the basics.

Jul 07, 2016
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 01 | First Impressions & Server Issues

Pokémon GO is out! Let's talk about Day 01 with the new mobile app and what we've run into so far. We talk about the server issues and the in-app purchases. This is not a normal episode of It's Super Effective.

Jul 06, 2016
223 Cutiefly + Rockruff + Bruxish

Seven new Pokémon where shown including Cutiefly, Bruxish, Vikavolt, and more! We also got Rockruff and Komala named from before too. We quickly go over all these Pokémon for our 4th of July episode!

Jul 04, 2016
222 Zangoose + Mystery Dungeon + Tauros

Three old Mystery Dungeon games hit the Wii U virtual console. We talk about the two new New 3DS XLs coming to Europe and we also answer which of Ash's Tauros is our favorite. Zangoose is the Pokémon of the Week.

Jun 25, 2016
221 Pikipek + Yungoos + Grubbin

E3 week is finally over. We saw another three new Pokémon (Pikipek, Yungoos, Grubbin) in Sun and Moon, on top of, getting a rough date for when Pokémon GO will be available. Is Pokémon GO Plus to expensive? How do we feel about Battle Royal? Who is the Pokémon of the Week!?

Jun 18, 2016
220 Rock Dog & Koala Pokémon

CoroCoro scans showed us two new Pokémon for Sun and Moon called Nekkoara and Iwanko. One is a Rock-type dog and the other is a Normal-type Koala Pokémon. We talk about E3 2016, Pokémon GO, Poké and thew new Zygarde formes! Enjoy!

Jun 12, 2016
219 Solgaleo & Lunala

SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about the recent Pokémon Sun and Pokemon Moon Trailer. We also go over Pokémon GO information, and the Hong Kong issue with Pikachu. We also cover a lister e-mail and do our Pokémon of the Week!

Jun 05, 2016
218 Competitive Pokémon Cheating & Pokémon GO Beta

SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about cheating in the Pokémon VGC. We talk about Pokken falloff and the hype of Pokémon GO. We also talk about the new Mixlr channel, Stellaris, and Nintendo Badge Arcade.

May 30, 2016
217 Alola Region & Volcanoes

[Live Show] SBJ and Will talk about the possible final types for Rowlett, Litten and Popplio. We also talk about Hawaii and the Alola region. This includes some volcano talk. Enjoy!

May 22, 2016
216 Rowlet & Litten & Popplio

[Live Show] SBJ, Will, and Travis talk about the new Pokémon Sun and Pokemon Moon starter Pokémon. We welcome Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio to the Alola region. We talk about our thoughts on the recent news. This show was recorded live on

May 11, 2016
215 Twitch & New Sun/Moon Pokémon

[Live Show] SBJ, Micah, and Will do a live episode of It's Super Effective on We talk about new Pokémon coming in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. We also talk about Pokémon Go and a man who stole some Pokémon cards from Walmart!

May 07, 2016
Fallen Heroes (Crafted ISE Cut)

This is a an edited episode of Dungeons & Dragonites crafted for "It's Super Effective" listeners. In Episode 09 death approaches more than one hero. Some characters don't make it, others barely hold on. presents Season 1 of Dungeons & Dragonites. This is a Pokémon-inspired Dungeons and Dragons game streamed live on

May 01, 2016
214 Darkrai & Alexa

SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about Pokemon Go and the Rise of Darkrai. We also go over listener mail, explain what the Amazon Alexa is, and tackle our Pokémon of the week.

Apr 24, 2016
213 Mudkips & Arceus

SBJ, Will, and Tyler talk about podcasts and some Pokemon news. We go over Magearna's official typing, some new Pokémon clothes, and a possible live action Pokémon movie. We also talk about Arceus and the Jewel of Life too.

Apr 16, 2016
212 Midwest Gaming Classic & Clash Royale

SBJ and Micah talk about the weekend at the Midwest Gaming Classic. We go over the pros and cons of the show and some shady rom-hacks being sold there. We also talk about future movie nights with the crew, as well as, some Clash Royale.

Apr 14, 2016
211 Jirachi & Geodude

SBJ, Travis, and Will talk some Pokémon news regarding Jirachi and the no news on Pokémon Sun and Moon. We go over e-mails and tackle our Pokémon of the Week. Sorry for the late show!

Apr 06, 2016
210 YouTube to Twitch [Featuring TheJWittz]

Featuring TheJWittz. SBJ and Will talk about Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions Tour and the Pokémon Go news. After that, we sit down with TheJWittz and talk about his thoughts on Pokken Tournament and his YouTube/Twitch career. We ask him a range of questions like advice for people starting an online presence to his favorite Pokémon. Enjoy!

Mar 23, 2016
209 Live at C2E2

This podcast was recorded live. SBJ speaks in front of a full room of 200 people at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

Mar 20, 2016
208 Pokken Tournament Review: Should You Buy It?

A full review of Pokken Tournament. Should you buy it? SBJ talks about the playable characters, the online, the local multiplayer, and how the game feels. Is it worth $60? Depends.

Mar 15, 2016
BONUS - Community Night Trimps

This is a bonus episode of "It's Super Effective". It was recorded while SBJ played Trimps live on Twitch and answered community questions. 20 mins of it was cut to make it easier to listen to in podcast form, so hopefully it's somewhat enjoyable.

Mar 10, 2016
207 Pokémon Sun & Moon to Playing Pokkén Tournament

SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon. SBJ plays Pokkén Tournament and answers some questions about it. We talk about our past DnD game and answer some listener mail and tackle Parasect as our Pokémon of the Week.

Mar 05, 2016
Season 01, Episode 01 – Dungeons & Dragonites [Pilot Episode]

Pilot Episode of Dungeons & Dragonites. SBJ, Greg, Travis, Logan, and Jeff create characters in our world and start our adventure. Next episode is Monday, March 7th at 7PM (central time).

Feb 29, 2016
206 Pokémon 20th Anniversary [Featuring Allegra Frank from Polygon]

Featuring Allegra Frank from Polygon. SBJ, Travis, and Allegra (from talk about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. We talk about the 6 min Pokémon Direct and the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon!

Feb 26, 2016
205(b) Pokémon Sun to Pokémon Moon

SBJ and Will talk about today's rumors regarding Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Are we right? Is moon-type a thing? Will this episode be quickly outdated (yes)? Enjoy!

Feb 25, 2016
205(a) Pokémon Sun to Pokémon Moon [Featuring Allegra Frank from Polygon]

Featuring Allegra Frank from Polygon. SBJ and Allegra (from talk about the rumors regarding Pokémon Sun and Pokemon Moon. We will probably be wrong about most things, but we look over the trademarks registered and recent tweets to form an answer. Pokémon Spinoff Guide:

Feb 24, 2016
205(c) Pokémon Sun to Pokémon Moon [Featuring SnorlaxMonster from Bulbanews]