POKÉMART EP.1: Clean Up on Aisle XY


Pokémon is ever growing and ever expanding, just a few months away from the worldwide release of X & Y – the sixth generation of the Pokemon series – we have seen several brand new Pokémon introduced to the Pokémon world. Some of their designs are good, some not so good – it’s all down to the personal perception of the individual and it’s that individuality of taste that makes the Pokémon world so interesting! Let’s face it, if everybody liked Metapod and nothing else, it would make for a very boring battle! Variety and opinion are what continues to make Pokémon so enticing, whether you collect the monsters purely for completion of your Pokédex, or whether you use them competitively.

One thing that will always remain consistent in the Pokémon world is the Pokémart! Although combined with Pokémon Centres in Generation V, the Pokémart has been a long standing friend of ours, always there when we have needed it most, whether that be for buying emergency potions, status healers or even to collect items that have been sent to you from the delivery man! It’s been a great aid to use in all of our adventures, and something we can all relate to whichever level you perceive yourself to be at Pokémon playing.

But how about in reality? We have no Pokémon to heal with potions, no magical reviving items that would cure our household pets from fainted states… No, the Pokémart of our world is predominantly supermarkets. The place where we do our food shopping.

So let’s combine the two for a brief moment – done in true ‘Dan’ style, welcome to the PokéJungleMart! Lets take a trip to our local Mart, and take a look at a few Pokémon that resemble food!

‘Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the PokéJungleMart! Today we are going grocery crazy! In aisle one we have an offer on 6 pack Exeggcute!..’

How do YOU like your eggs in the morning??.. Exeggcute comes in a pack of 6! Exeggcute are one of 5 Pokémon that have 7 weaknesses, probably due to its brittle shell. Competitively Exeggcute is a great Pokémon for status infliction, having two sleep inducing moves – sleep powder and hypnosis, could possibly aid sleep once consumed! Not a fan of plain old eggs? Then spice them up and catch yourself an Exeggcute with its hidden ability of Harvest, which could possibly cause Exeggcute to create another berry once it has used one. Delicious!

‘Or perhaps your taste buds tingle for..’

Fancy something a little more healthy?.. Then get your hands on the Cherry Pokémon, Cherubi. It is said that once this Pokémon is close to evolving, its smaller second head will begin to wilt – better to eat these things while they’re fresh! Cherubi have the ability to utilise the sun to use moves such as Synthesis, Morning sun and Solar beam. Its ability, Chlorophyll allows it to speed up when in sunlight! That’s one healthy Cherry! Just watch out for the stone inside…

‘Or cool off with..’

Everyone in the UK right now will want to get their hands on one of these what with temperatures right now! Yes, the Fresh Snow Pokémon, Vanillite! This Pokémon comes with a head full of swirled vanilla ice cream – the perfect treat for cooling down in those ridiculously high temperatures. With its ability Ice Body, it is able to regain health during a hail storm – perfect if you enjoy ice cream all year round! As the lightest Ice type Pokémon, you’ll have no problem carrying this winter treat! Who needs a Casteliacone when you have a Vanillish!

‘NEW in!..’

The Cotton Candy Pokémon. One of the newly released Fairy type Pokémon from X & Y. Swirlex is said to only eat sweets which causes its body to be sweet and sticky like cotton candy. Swirlix comes with a brand new ability called Sweet Veil, which prevents Pokémon on the same team from being left asleep in battle – probably due to all that sugar! Also comes with the new Fairy Type move draining kiss which causes damage to the opponent but also restores some of its own HP! I guess that damage maybe comes in the form of the dentist! *ouch*… Seeming as Fairy type is now the new ‘go-to’ type, get ahold of one while you can! Only while stocks last.. Terms and conditions appl… Yeah, and stop Dan…


So there we have it, thank you for shopping at Pokémart!

What do you guys think of Pokémon that resemble food? Do you have any of them in your team? What other food products do you think would make awesome Pokémon?..

I am a huge fan of the all new Swirlix, and definitely cannot wait to get my hands on one! What else do you think we will see from it?, any suggestions for moves and what about it’s evolution – does this cute fluffy cloud evolve into something more menacing? LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS!