Sizzlipede and Centiskorch – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Sizzlipede Sizzlipede is a Fire and Bug-type Pokémon classified as the Radiator Pokémon. Its name, a combination of “sizzle” and “centipede”, reflects its characteristics. It is based on a centipede, a bug that is known … Read more

Fans have a gruesome new theory about Glastrier and Spectrier

The second DLC area for Pokémon Sword and Shield brought us to its namesake area, the Crown Tundra, and also introduced us to the Legendary Pokémon Calyrex and his two steeds: Glastrier and Spectrier. While there’s some great UK lore that seems to influence the horses’ designs, some fans say there may be a horrific … Read more

Arrokuda and Barraskewda – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Arrokuda Our first look of Arrokuda was not actually its own reveal. Rather, it was shown when Cramorant was revealed. Cramorant’s Gulp Missile ability lets it catch either Pikachu or Arrokuda in its mouth and … Read more

Hatenna, Hattrem, and Hatterene – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Hatenna Hatenna is the base form of this line. Its name, a combination of “hat” and “antenna”. Its name describes its most prominent feature, it’s tall witch hat which is characteristic of witches and witchcraft … Read more

Metagross — Pokémon Sword & Shield movesets and strategies

Making a follow up from the last analysis, this week we bring you Metagross, a Pokémon that has been a force to be reckoned with since its day view back in the 3rd generation, and this meta isn’t the exception. How to use Metagross Having quite an impressive attack stat of 135 is no surprise … Read more

Moveset and strategy for Galarian Moltres in Pokémon VGC

Galarian Moltres — Pokémon Sword & Shield movesets and strategies

With the Players Cup 2 finished and Wolfe’s victory, VGC20 enters its final lap. But that doesn’t mean we’re gonna stop playing, and to help you guys continue to thrive in the online ladder/tourneys we present our first VGC Pokémon analysis! To start things off, we would like to put the spotlights on the ‘mon … Read more