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Pokemon News Issue #151

  And now Mew has one for itself.   Welcome to the 151st issue of Pokemon News. We got a new trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield to dissect, so let’s get right into it and see what was shown off.     We got a lot of information about different aspects within the game …

Pokemon News Issue #150

There’s an issue for all original 150 Pokemon now!   Welcome back to Pokemon News here on PUCL Podcast. We’ve got a bit of variety in this issue, both good and bad. So let’s get right into it.   Pokemon GO is currently experience and invasion of sorts. Team GO Rocket has made its way …

Deep Dive on Route 128: The Devolution of the Post-Game

Nearly a decade ago, Pokemon fans were presented the most complete entries in the mainline series, Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver. With an expanded main story, following Pokemon, Poke-athelon and a plethora of other great additions, these games offered spectacular replay value. Even more, their enormous post-game, with an entire second region, an updated Battle …

Pokemon News Issue #149

  Welcome back to Pokemon News! E3 2019 has come and gone, and we got a little more information about Pokemon Sword and Shield. Just a little bit of a disclaimer, I’m not gonna be talking about the “National Dex Issue” in Pokemon News. That’s a can of worms I don’t want to open here, …

The Gloom: Pokemon 2019 Press Conference & June Direct

The Gloom Disclaimer: The Gloom is a satire piece. All names are made up and situations described are not real. Please enjoy this piece with levity.* Last week, the Pokemon Company called a press conference to announce many things coming to Pokemon fans in the coming year. Here is a link to their official announcement, …

Pokemon News Issue #148

  Welcome back to another issue of Pokemon News. And OH BOY is it a doozy! Just before E3, we got a big ole news dump for Pokemon Sword and Shield. So let’s dissect everything that was shown and see what’s it store for the eighth generation of Pokemon.   There is a lot to …

PDL Shadow Boxing Season 3 Week 4 Power Rankings

Hey all. I want to bring to your attention a topic that I think can serve everyone well, no matter where you are in your journey of competitive Pokémon. That is, ‘shadow boxing’. Clod has previously covered what you should look for in a draft and how you should prep your team when looking at …

Team of the Episode: Venusaur

Hello and welcome to this week’s Team of the Episode, featuring the monster tree-frog, Venusaur! We are exploring this behemoth in the OU tier, where recent trends and bans have made this froggo shoot up in viability! Since the Zygarde ban, a solid Groun-resistant Grass is no longer required! This lets Venusaur come back and …

Team of the Episode: Ampharos

Welcome to this week’s Team of the Episode! This week we are going over Fabio himself, the beautiful sheep-dragon, Ampharos in it Mega form! This will be a team in the RU tier on Smogon, so buckle up! Click the sprites to go to the PokePaste! Team of the Week Overview Starting off with the …

Team of the Episode: Azumarill

Welcome to this week’s team of the episode, featuring the bulkiest of bunnies, Azumarill! We decided that some strong muscles were needed for this week’s Pokemon of the Episode, so what better Pokemon to go with that a fluffy water bunny used for HP bags in Super Training? This team’s bunny has been working out …