When Pokémon Sword & Shield were first announced, I was excited – I’ve been a fan of the Pokémon series for years, after all – but as we know, Sword & Shield have been the subject of scrutiny for some time now. I’ve played Pokémon Sword for 800 hours, give or take, and I think it’s finally time for me to write out my complete thoughts on the entirety of the game. And believe me, we are going to be covering all of it.
Most players have already formed an opinion on Sword & Shield, and most of them are understandably negative. If you’re somehow still on the fence regarding these games, my goal is to change that. Buckle up and put on your reading glasses, because today’s review is going to be our longest yet. Let’s get started!
Continue reading Pokémon Sword & Shield – A Step in the Wrong Direction
We’ve all heard (or experienced) how middling and divisive Pokémon Sword and Shield’s base game is. Enough of that. Its second (and supposedly final) expansion, The Crown Tundra, was recently released! As you can imagine, it adds the titular Crown Tundra – a large, mostly-snowy valley with mountains and caves – to the bottom portion of the Galar map. The DLC promises fun multiplayer co-op, lots and lots of Legendary Pokémon, and a large new world to explore. Does it deliver on that promise? Actually, it kind of does! Today, we’re going to discuss The Crown Tundra in greater depth and why I think it’s breathed new life into Sword and Shield.
Continue reading Pokémon Sword & Shield: The Crown Tundra – A Marked Improvement
It’s been quite a while since we’ve had one of these posts! Lame titles aside, these are my long-form essays on specific Figure Player characters. Back in March, I attempted to explain to readers that Ness is a beatable FP, and in May of last year, I wrote a thousand-word rant on the Ice Climbers amiibo. This time, we’re talking about Pichu! Now, I get the feeling that quite a few of you out there have Pichu’s amiibo, especially compared to the Ness and Ice Climbers amiibo, which weren’t released quite as recently. So hopefully this is relevant to more of you!
The three FPs I’ve worked with most in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are Ness, the Ice Climbers, and Pichu. In that order. Luckily, Ness has worked out pretty well for me! But I can’t say the same about the other two, because they’ve both at one point been considered among the worst in the game. So, what’s Pichu’s problem, then? Isn’t it top-tier in competitive Smash Bros.? All of the answers and more (maybe) in today’s post!
Continue reading The problem with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Pichu amiibo
Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra DLC – in addition to bringing you to a huge land to explore – brings back a whole bunch of previously-seen Legendary Pokémon. Among these Pokémon are Regirock, Regice, and Registeel — also known as the Legendary Pokémon nobody cares about. That’s fast changing, though, because the Crown Tundra has added Regieleki and Regidrago to the mix! Today, we’re going to go over how to catch each Legendary giant. Unfortunately, you have to choose between Regieleki or Regidrago. Isn’t that lame?!
Continue reading Pokemon Sword & Shield – Legendary Giants Capture Guide
Today we’re talking about the Genetic Pokémon, Mewtwo! Whose Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appearance is kind of strange. In the Pokémon series, Mewtwo weighs 269.0 lbs. In Smash Bros., Mewtwo is really light and easy to knock away. Despite being the only playable Legendary Pokémon in Smash Bros., Mewtwo is neither high-tier nor highly represented. Let’s try and change that right now!
Thanks to Trademark for contributing Mewtwo’s training information!
Continue reading Training the strongest Mewtwo amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate