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    Tuesday May 24, 2022
  • FEATURE: Gary Oak Was Right

    Ash Ketchum's most famous rival was loud ... but he was also correct

    There is no Pokémon rival more notorious than Gary Oak, a guy who spent the first few years of the anime frustrating Ash Ketchum. But was Gary actually wrong about any of his boasts? Hit the jump for a reappraisal of Pallet Town's finest!

  • Thursday March 31, 2022
  • FEATURE: The Pokémon Anime Is Still Important To The Franchise 25 Years Later

    It became far more than just a simple adaptation

    On April 1, the Pokémon anime turns 25. It's served multiple roles in the wider franchise — a series based on the source material, a commercial for the games, a stepping stone for new fans, and a world-building device. Hit the jump for why it's become so important!

  • Saturday October 9, 2021
  • QUIZ: Can You Remember The Order Ash Ketchum Caught These Pokémon In?

    Arrange the order of these classic monsters!

    As they say, we never forget our first 'mon. Or Ash Ketchum's first Pokémon for that matter. So let's go back to the early days of the anime series with a Quick Quiz and see if we can remember the order that he caught them in. Hit the jump to test your memory!

  • Wednesday March 24, 2021
  • FEATURE: Why The Early Pokémon Anime Was So Important To Its Audience

    It's a show that likely reflected some of the things you were going through

    The Pokémon franchise is nearly 25 years old, and the anime is not far behind that age. What made it resonate so immediately? And what lessons can we learn from its early arcs? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Wednesday November 18, 2020
  • QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Ash Ketchum?

    Pokémon taught him...but how much did he teach you?

    We've spent a lot of time watching Ash Ketchum travel through various Pokémon regions, so let's test the knowledge we've acquired. Hit the jump to see how much you know about the Pokémon anime protagonist!


  • Saturday May 30, 2020
  • Why Tracey Sketchit Is Pokémon's Most Underrated Sidekick

    He was actually a nice addition to the team ... for a while

    When Brock left Ash's group in the Orange Islands, he was quickly replaced by Pokémon researcher Tracey Sketchit. And while Tracey's importance has often been debated by Pokémon fans, I firmly believe that the dude's not half bad. Hit the jump to see why Tracey Sketchit is a welcome addition to the team. 

  • Friday May 1, 2020
  • QUIZ: Which Classic Pokémon Anime Character Of The Day Are You?

    Ash Ketchum has met A LOT of people over the years

    Though they only appeared in a single episode and then disappeared from the show entirely, some Pokémon anime side characters are burned into the memories of devoted fans. Hit the jump to take a quiz and figure out which one you're the most like!

  • Thursday April 9, 2020
  • Why "Bye Bye Butterfree" Is The Saddest Episode Of Anything Ever

    It's legitimately heartbreaking

    Sure, "Bye Bye Butterfree," the episode of the Pokémon anime where Ash's Butterfree leaves, was sad as a child. But as an adult? yep, still super sad. Hit the jump to uncover all the layers of melancholy that are hidden in this one episode. 

  • Wednesday March 4, 2020
  • Ranking All Six Amazing Songs On Pikachu's Jukebox

    The only acceptable replacement for the Pokérap

    Replacing the Pokerap for a while, Pikachu's Jukebox ended every Pokémon episode until the end of the Orange Islands arc. And it introduced a generation of kids to six incredible songs. But which song was best? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Sunday January 26, 2020
  • Finally, Ash Ketchum Caught The Best Pokémon Of All

    No need to "catch 'em all." Just get a Dragonite

    After twenty-two years of travelling through different regions and catching various Pokémon in the anime, Ash Ketchum finally nabbed the best one: Dragonite. Hit the jump to read about why this particular monster is so fascinating!

  • Monday December 9, 2019
  • Remembering The Absolutely Bizarre Pokémon Christmas Album

    Celebrate the holidays with this insane piece of music

    In 2001, a Pokémon Christmas album was released, and it was the weirdest gift that any kid could've gotten that year. So let's take a look back at this odd blend of music, Pikachu and the holidays. Hit the jump to find out what made it so memorable!

  • Friday October 18, 2019
  • 20 Years Ago, Pokémon Yellow Proved The Franchise's Dominance

    The Special Pikachu Edition remains a great game to this day

    With Red/Blue fresh in players' minds and with Gold/Silver right around the corner, would they accept a Yellow version, even if it did come with an adorable Pikachu? Well, history has proven that, yes, they loved it. And to read the history behind it, hit the jump here!

  • Thursday September 19, 2019
  • QUIZ: Which Pokémon In Ash Ketchum's Original Team Are You?

    Which of the classic six do you align with most?

    It's time to get a little nostalgic and look back at Ash Ketchum's beginning team of monsters: Pikachu, Butterfree, Pidgeotto, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. Which one would you be? Hit the jump to find out!

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