Game Corner [National Pokémon Day]: Pokémon Shield (Nintendo Switch)

Upon the release of Pokémon: Blue Version and Pokémon: Red Version (Game Freak, 1996), a new craze swept through playgrounds across the world. An entire generation grew up either playing Pokémon, watching the anime, playing the trading card game, and watching the feature-length movies as clever marketing and a co-ordinated release and multimedia strategy saw … Continue reading Game Corner [National Pokémon Day]: Pokémon Shield (Nintendo Switch)

What’s on the Box?: Pokémon Origins

Air Date: 2 October 2013Worldwide Network: Pokémon TV Original Network: TV TokyoStars: Bryce Papenbrook, Lucien Dodge, Jamieson Price, Kirk Thornton, and Kyle Hebert The Background:The brainchild of executive director Satoshi Tajiri, Pokémon began life as Capsule Monsters (later changed to Pocket Monsters and rebranded as Pokémon for the games’ worldwide release), a role-playing game inspired by … Continue reading What’s on the Box?: Pokémon Origins

Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

According to Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (Nintendo/Creatures/Game Freak, 1995), February 6 is the day that Mew successfully gave birth to my favourite Pokémon, Mewtwo. Whether this was a natural birth or simply the day the clone was successfully created is up for debate but, nevertheless, this is the official date that the world’s most … Continue reading Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

Talking Movies: Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution

Released: July 2019Director: Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori SakakibaraDistributor: TohoBudget: $27 millionStars: Sarah Natochenny, Michele Knotz, Bill Rogers, Ikue Ōtani, James Carter Cathcart, Michele Knotz, Dan Green, and Kōichi Yamadera The Plot:Cloned from the genetic material of the rarest Pokémon of all, Mew (Yamadera), and enraged at his mistreatment at the hands of humans, the Psychic … Continue reading Talking Movies: Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution

Game Corner: Johto is Still the Best Region in Pokémon

Make no mistake about it, when Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Red Version (Game Freak/Nintendo, 1996) were released in 1996, they didn’t just change the videogame industry; they redefined it completely. Buy them all, buy them twice! While other videogame franchises were extremely popular, Pokémon was an unparalleled phenomenon. Literally, when I was a kid, … Continue reading Game Corner: Johto is Still the Best Region in Pokémon