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Pokémon’s Intro, Remade With Stock Footage

Pokémon’s status as a worldwide phenomenon means that you can break it down to its essential parts and folks will still recognize what you’re referencing. You show somebody an electric rat and, nine times out of ten, they’ll understand you’re talking about Pikachu. But can the franchise survive being filtered through… Read more…

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Hunting for Pokémon Cards Has Become a Different Kind of Game

A few weeks back, during a particularly unremarkable late night of insomnia-fueled doomscrolling, a notification slid its way onto my phone’s screen that quickened my pulse and dilated my pupils. For the next few minutes or so—there was no way to be sure for how long—the long out-of-stock Pokémon cards that I, and…Read more… Continue […]

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What’s A Game You Like That Doesn’t Get Enough Love?

It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question. Then, we ask your take.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Man Arrested Following Daring Pokémon Card Robbery

A 28-year-old Tokyo resident has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a trading card shop atop a six-story building to steal Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, after climbing over the side of the building with a rope.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Man Arrested Following Daring Pokémon Card Robbery

A 28-year-old Tokyo resident has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a trading card shop atop a six-story building to steal Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, after climbing over the side of the building with a rope. Read more…

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Finally, A Video Game About The Boat

You’ve no doubt heard by now about (literally) the largest story in the world. Three days ago, the Ever Given, a 1,300-foot freight liner, grounded on both shores of the Suez Canal, blocking any passage for any other boats. Despite the best efforts of engineers, tugboats, and one very determined bulldozer. It’s still…Read more… Continue […]

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Where To Find All of Your Childhood Favorite Pokémon Toys

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. We’ve already started it with a bang thanks to Post Malone and his Hootie & the Blowfish cover. I’m still not sure why that happened, but I’m grateful nonetheless. Fans will get a more traditional celebration later this year when Poké…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Where To Find All of Your Childhood Favorite Pokémon Toys

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. We’ve already started it with a bang thanks to Post Malone and his Hootie & the Blowfish cover. I’m still not sure why that happened, but I’m grateful nonetheless. Fans will get a more traditional celebration later this year when Poké…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Pokemon Go’s Eggs Aren’t Lootboxes, They’re Fun Presents

Pokémon Go developer Niantic is testing a feature that lets players see what might be inside the game’s eggs before they walk the many miles to hatch them. It appears this is a response to the argument that the game’s eggs are akin to lootboxes. There is an awful lot that could be better about […]

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Bravely Default II’s Beastmaster Job Is Basically Pokémon

Creating your party in Bravely Default II is less about the characters you use than it is the jobs with which you equip them. It’s a smart strategy to always have basic healers and damage-dealers on hand, sure, but when it comes to my party, I don’t foresee ever not having at least one Beastmaster […]

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The 10 Best Deals of March 2, 2021

Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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An Ode to a Jigglypuff

Twenty-five years ago in Red and Blue, freshly-minted Boulder-Badge owning Pokémon trainers would find themselves heading toward the first steps of the rest of their lives drowning in bird Pokémon. Route 3 was filled with them—Pidgeys and Spearows, as far as the tall grass could see—but every once in a while, when the…Read more… Continue […]

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Why Do We Call The Hardest Video Game Enemies ‘Bosses,’ Anyway?

In real life, if you encounter a large being hell-bent on beating the crap out of you, you call them “an asshole” or “a fully grown polar bear, but in my backyard, like in those nightmares I have.” In a video game, you call them “a boss.” That’s weird! Plenty of people want to fight […]

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Why Do We Call The Hardest Video Game Enemies ‘Bosses,’ Anyway?

In real life, if you encounter a large being hell-bent on beating the crap out of you, you call them “an asshole” or “a fully grown polar bear, but in my backyard, like in those nightmares I have.” In a video game, you call them “a boss.” That’s weird! Plenty of people want to fight […]

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Does Your Teen Need a Personal Trainer?

Many of us are feeling the impacts of a more sedentary life during the pandemic—and we’ve seen the way that nearly a year of staying home has impacted our kids’ fitness, too. From sports camps during the summer to gym class, gymnastics lessons, and team sports during the school year, our kids have had fewer…Read […]

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Listen to the Original Voice of Ash Ketchum Congratulate Him on a Long-Awaited Pokémon League Win

He’s finally bloody done it. Ash Ketchum, star of the Pokémon anime and perennial clutcher of defeat from the jaws of victory, is finally the winner of a Regional Pokémon League. The world of Pokémon fandom is rejoicing with him, including…himself?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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