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  • Darth Phazon

    Last episode here.

    It's Rime time now - so who's up for some mind games?


    Out of all the Pokémon that got a regional variant/evolution, I never expected Mr. Mime to get one - that's LITERALLY CHARLIE CHAPLIN. Mr. Rime is Ice/Psychic-type, has a unique ability in Screen Cleaner, and is one of the most unique utility Pokémon I've ever seen: Rapid Spin, Substitute, Fake Out, Baton Pass, is enough to work with and strengthen already good Pokemon even further like Bisharp or even Mudsdale. I'm going to use it in my newest Sword playthrough, and while I can't speak for its power, I do think Mr. Rime could be one of the better support Pokémon in Sword & Shield's metagame.

    Runner-ups include:

    • Alakazam - Powerful, cool, and apparently its spoons can mak…

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  • Redwinggamer95

    what do you think was the biggest mistake in gaming, either it be a game/console's launch, DLC, Marketing, Updates, or even something scummy the companies themselves have done, there are no limits to what you can talk about in terms of screw-ups in the game's industry but please be civil and don't start flame wars.

    I mean it.


    also feel free to talk about video game fandoms, just letting you know.

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  • Darth Phazon

    Last episode here.

    Given how toxic the fanbase has been over the past six months, it feels good to be talking about a different kind of toxicity; Poison-types now.


    Though I love both forms of this putrid pile of sludge, Alolan Muk takes a personal favorite of mine and makes it miles better in both concept (its based on an oil spill) and usability; its sole weakness is Ground, and its Hidden Ability Power of Alchemy makes it copy the ability of a fainted teammate, meaning if your ally has Levitate, it'll have no weakness. But one of its primary abilities isn't bad either, as Poison Touch adds an extra percentage to moves like Poison Jab, Gunk Shot and the like; Poison Fang more or less gets an 80% chance to poison the foe with each use (regul…


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  • Darth Phazon

    Last episode here.

    Here's one of my personal favorite types, a type solid and stubborn, but somewhat frail against more common ones.


    Though normally the title here would belong to a fossil Pokemon, I got to use Dusk form Lycanroc during my first playthrough of Ultra Sun - and I TORE SHIT UP WITH IT; Tough Claws is so much better than what Lycanroc normally comes with, improving Accelerock, Drill Run, Thrash and plenty more. I only wish Sword/Shield had fixed its form problem - Dusk Lycanroc is only available via the event Rockruff or breeding a Dusk Lycanroc and getting another Own Tempo Rockruff, which either way, you need access to a discontinued event to get it. Oh, well. Maybe in the Gen 8 enhanced releases.

    • Aerodactyl - Solid Pokemon, gr…

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  • Darth Phazon

    Hoo boy, been a while since I did one of these, huh? Since I never really got to discuss my starters since I announced Pokémon Brawn & Brain (at least, publicly), I thought I'd do a Spotlight since I haven't really had the chance to do one in a while - even if I have an ongoing blog series that's 23 episodes long (I may cut the Mega and G-Max episodes, since we probably are getting more of the latter in the enhanced Gen 8 games); so here I am with a spotlight on the first stage of the starter Pokémon: Eleafant, Spryno and Hippout.

    I really had a ball making these, because I got to do all kinds of favoritism stuff with them: I gave them 3 signature moves each, a different one learned at each stage of the starter's evolutionary chain; a uniqu…

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  • Darth Phazon

    Last episode here.

    Since I've covered all the starter types in past episodes, but didn't specifically talk about the starters themselves (because let's be honest, they're EVERYONE'S favorites), I'm doing this episode dedicated specifically to them; I wasn't sure whether to handle them by type or evolutionary stage, so I'm doing stages with my favorite of each type. I won't be doing least favorites since there aren't enough of them to warrant another section, although I will say who they are (Inteleon and Quilladin).


    • Grookey - The minute I saw this little primate in the Sword & Shield trailer, I knew it was the starter for me; it's cute, rambunctious, and has a lot going for it in the long run. Outclasses Rowlet by a country mile.
    • Tepig - I hav…

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  • Darth Phazon

    Last episode here.

    How shocking - Electric-types are here. Try not to blow a fuse, folks.


    This adorable little puppy dog single-handedly upended Arcanine as my favorite dog Pokemon; it starts off really cute, having a unique ability and a decent movepool early on, but when it hits Level 25, it evolves and becomes one of THE fastest earlygame Pokémon in the Galar Dex, with only Obstagoon and Cinderace/Inteleon coming second to it. And when it evolves, hoo boy, buckle up - Ball Fetch becomes Strong Jaw in the long run and Yamper's evolution Boltund gets access to Crunch and even Psychic Fangs (THANK YOU GAME FREAK!!!). And it's Special Attack isn't bad either, so Thunderbolt, Volt Switch and other special Electric moves hit pretty hard, too.

    Ru…


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  • Lumoshi

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    December 5, 2019 by Lumoshi

    I am now 19 years old!

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  • Chilly Bean BAM!

    With update 2.0.0 bringing the Master Sword and more course elements such as Pokeys, Spikes and Frozen Coins, I want to see your wishlists for update 3.0.0.

    EDIT: Here's my wishlist.

    • More enemies - I would really like Chargin' Chuck and Fuzzy, but Flame Chomp, Fire Snake, Boomerang Bro, Hot Foot and Thwimp could be great too. Ninji would be good too, but something would probably have to be done to differentiate the Ninjis in the Ninji Speedruns mode from the actual enemy.
    • Fire Bro and Porcupuffer in all styles - For the former, Nintendo could simply recolor a Hammer Bro in the first four styles. Porcupuffer wouldn't be hard to add much, too.
    • Story Mode-exclusive stuff available in Course Maker - If you play some courses in Story Mode, you'll see …
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  • Darth Phazon

    Last episode here.

    Ready to go with the flow? No? Too bad, it's the Water-type's time to shine.


    Though normally I would put Poliwrath in this spot, I need to talk about this big boy, here and now; Sword & Shield not only reminded me of how great this Pokémon can be, but it gave Seismitoad a hell of a lot more usability and I can not recommend it for a team more in these games than any other. It's got a really wide movepool thanks to TMs and TRs alike, including moves like Scald, Earthquake, Ice Punch, Weather Ball, Hyper Voice, Venoshock, Drain Punch, Stealth Rock, Venom Drench, even Power Whip of all things; it's got decent stats to back those moves up, too, and Swift Swim is even more valuable than before now that Dynamax exists. Max Geyse…


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