This is primarily about spinoffs, not the core Pokémon series and the Dexit controversy. Despite this, I still managed to write a paper.
Many recent Pokémon spinoffs don't implement the full National Pokédex, but instead, cap things off at the original 151. It's a decent cutoff point, but does it make for an ideal selection of Pokémon?
Well, Kanto has some oddities that might affect the balancing for games that include elements of the battle system. For instance, the Poison type is significantly overrepresented among Pokémon introduced in Gen I, compared to those introduced in other generations.
I could go on like that, and let my anti-Kanto bias seep further into my admittedly cherry-picked arguments…
Statistically speaking, this selection is "pr…
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Across the years since the Alola starter Pokémon were first revealed to the public, something about Popplio has given me an ongoing joy and reassurance. I see a lot of myself in Popplio, and I see a lot of Popplio in my house, having invested in a bit of merch.
Today (in month-day order) is 7-28, which spells Popplio's National Pokédex number. Accordingly, I declare this date Popplio Day!Read more >
Super Mario 127, a sequel to popular Flash fangame Super Mario 63, got a trailer at Kaze Emanuar's F3 event this year. Having Runouw's approval and being built from the ground up in Godot, the game will continue the 63 series into the post-Flash era.
I'm not associated with this project, just really excited for it. Although, dev team applications are open, and I am tempted…
The SM127 Discord server posts playable demos of the game as progress continues, but since I can't actually run those at the moment, I figured I'd channel my hype into a GameXplain analysis of sorts.
- Multiplayer with Mario and Luigi is included. The player characters can interact with each other.
- The Green Demon, a reference to a Super Mario 64 challenge run, chases down the pl…
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I tried the Fandom search engine and Google results and there isn't a single instance of crouton on the wiki. How could we allow such a travesty to befall us. Someone please buy me a bag of croutons I eat them rawRead more >
What are the silliest conspiracy theories you can think up regarding the site itself?Read more >