How does the Pokémon Company feel about creators doing Nuzlockes?

The Nuzlocke Challenge, a fan-created way to play any Pokémon game by, has been a staple of the community for many years. It essentially involves players releasing any Pokémon that faints (as it if had died) and following specific rules when catching Pokémon, such as only the first one encountered in a given area or … Read more

Galarian Farfetch’d and Sirfetch’d – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs from Pokémon Sword and Shield, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Today we look at the origins of Galarian Farfetch’d and Sirfetch’d. Galarian Farfetch’d Farfetch’d was introduced as a Normal/Flying-type Pokémon in the first generation based on the Japanese phrase “a … Read more

A MINI x Pokémon concept car teased at Gamescom

What fan wouldn’t want a “Pokémon Mode” built into their car?! BMW teases us with a special collaboration between its MINI brand and Pokémon for a MINI Concept Aceman car like no other. Featuring a circular OLED display in the middle of the dashboard and visual effects which extend across its entire length, the car … Read more

Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Galarian Articuno Galarian Articuno becomes a Psychic/Flying-type Pokémon. It develops a purple hue and its eyes are covered in something that resembles a masquerade mask, a common type of costume in Medieval European parties. It … Read more

Pokémon Presents predictions for August 3

Making predictions about a Pokémon Presents news drop with less than 12 hours until it premieres?! Sure! Specifically, these are predictions about information we may see revealed about the upcoming Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Their November 18 release date is quickly approaching, but very little information has actually been revealed for … Read more

Cufant & Copperajah – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Cufant Cufant is a small yet heavy Pokémon based on an elephant. Its name is a combination of “Cu”, the atomic symbol for copper, and “fant” relating to an elephant. Its association with copper is … Read more