Pokemon News Issue #99

Pokemon News

Welcome to another exciting issue of Pokemon News! Still reeling from the amazing experience that was PUCLcon, I’m back in my orange Missouri room to bring you more news about our favorite media franchise. And boy do we have a lot to discuss. So let’s GO right into it.

First and foremost, Pokemon GO, the long awaited smartphone game developed by Nintendo and Niantic, has finally been released! The download is free and you can get started right now! Just pay attention to where you are walking and don’t catch and drive.

Aside from Pokemon GO’s release, Pokemon Sun and Moon have also revealed a ton of new Pokemon last week during PUCLcon. If you would like to learn more about them, check out the most recent podcast episode when all the Blackthorn Council (minus Ethan) and more talk about the new Pokemon. But just recently, like yesterday pretty much, another brand new Pokemon was revealed, and I both love and hate it. Say hello to Salandit, the Toxic Lizard Pokémon


Salandit emits toxic gas, together with flames, from the base of its tail. This poisonous gas has a sweet smell, and anyone who unknowingly breathes it in will become dizzy. Salandit is not a very powerful Pokémon, but its cunning nature allows it to battle fiercely by throwing its opponents off balance.

Salandit females not only release toxic gases, they can also emit pheromones that attract males of all species, including Pokémon and humans. Inhaling these pheromones may cause opponents to be controlled by Salandit’s will.

Salandit has the Corrosion Ability, a new Ability that no other Pokémon has possessed before. With the Corrosion Ability, it becomes possible to inflict the Poisoned status condition even on Steel- and Poison-type Pokémon.

What’s interesting about Salandit is its type; Fire/Poison. This is a first for the franchise, and I thought that would be reserved for the eventual Fire Starter Snake Pokemon in a future generation. But Corrosion is what makes Salandit shine. Being able to poison both Poison and Steel Types is a definite game changer, and I don’t 100 % approve of it. What else could Salandit do? We’ll just have to wait to fine out!


And that’s it for Pokemon News this week! If you’ve made it this far into the issue, I have a bit of a surprise for you guys. Follow this link to an extra special video I took during my first day at PUCLcon. Hope you guys enjoy and I’ll see you guys in the next issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCik-cxk8yo

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