Watchog’s Meta Watch: Ice Spirits of OU Past

You there, Trainer – what day is it? Why, today’s the day we embrace the Christmas spirit and revisit some of the most powerful Ice types of competitive Pokémon past! The Ice type has a very checkered history. The Pokémon community has often considered it one of the worst types in the game on account … Read more

Newly Translated Pokémon Black & White Insights

Following the release of Pokémon Black & White in Japan, magazine Nintendo Dream published an interview with Ken Sugimori of Game Freak discussing the design inspirations of various Pokémon from the Unova region. This wasn’t covered by fansites much (although Bulbapedia’s trivia section contains excerpts for some species), but finally a translation of the May … Read more

A View on Simisear (Japan’s Least Popular Pokémon)

Anyone who follows PokéJungle and other Pokémon based sources via Twitter or Facebook will know that the results of the Pokémon Election in Japan have been announced. Fans around the world have been voicing their opinions about Japan’s least popular Pokémon. Who else, but poor, old Simisear. Here’s the thing about the Ember Pokémon; I’m on … Read more

Jungle Asks: What did you think of Black & White?

Pokémon Black & White were released five years ago today in Japan (September 18, 2010) and served as an almost reboot of the series in a sense. The games only featured newly introduced Pokémon until the player defeated the Elite 4 and also introduced 2D sprites which were constantly in motion during battle. What were … Read more