Archive for October, 2010

Creepy Pokémon Phenomena

October 30, 2010

I have saved this especially for Halloween!

One thing can be said about Ghost Pokémon. They may not be the creepiest of monsters, but they do give the games that creepy touch!

Already in the very first games, there are strong elements of horror. Lavender Town, the very home town of Ghost Pokémon, as it holds the Pokémon Tower – the graveyard for Pokémon. Though a very small town, Lavender Town have a bad reputation.

Item 1: An Internet hype tells that in the original Japanese Pokémon games, Red and Green, it is said that the town music made kids freak out. Those that especially was between 7 and 12 years old and used earphones was often more likely to get influenced. The music were said to cause nosebleeds, irritability, insomnia and addiction to the game and in about 70% of the cases ended in suicide.

In almost all cases, despite the games being played further and play time recorded to the limit, the game hadn’t progressed longer than to… Lavender Town!

In the newer editions of the games, also known as Red and Blue Versions, the 3 notes that were being said to cause the trauma, had been removed.

Item 2: In Lavender Town as in some other towns, both previous and later in the game, you will have an encounter with your rival aka Blue/Gary. After a battle with him, he’ll ask you whether or not you know how it is if any of your Pokémon died and then leave.

The strange thing is that when you battled him last on S.S. Anne he had a Raticate which is not in his team when you battle him in Pokémon Tower. Has he buried his Raticate in Pokémon Tower?

It does not even end there. In the anime S.S. Anne sank to the bottom of the sea, and Internet speculates that it happens in the game story as well – it is a fact that you can’t return to S.S. Anne once the main tasks there are done and you leave the ship. The conspiracy tells, than his Raticate got seriously injured in your battle on S.S. Anne, but it was so crowded and confusing in the luxury liner that he didn’t make it back to a Pokémon Center in time so his Raticate passed  away…

So after the death of Raticate, Blue swears to revenge his lost friend and decides to aim for Pokémon championship at the Pokémon League. But even here Red defeats him, and all he gets is scolding from Professor Oak – his own grandfather.

Now who is the real bad guy here…? I’m just asking…

Happy Halloween everyone!

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Do you remember this one?

October 16, 2010

On my walk along Memory Lane, I stumbled upon this city. It got me back to the Game Boy days when I played my Silver and Crystal versions.

Okey, enough with that! What I really mean is just to present the Game Boy tune of Cherrygrove City and Mahogany Town.

Nostalgic huh?

And here’s the amazing remake for the DS games!

Which reminds me; the Mew Event have started and will run until October 30th! Be sure to get it while it lasts!

We’re still in the 4th gen! Remember?

October 13, 2010

Okey, so I’ll try to be short as the NEXT EVENT will be!

The new generation games, Pokémon Black and White versions, were released last month in Japan!!! So a lot of new information have been revealed of the two games and all the new Pokémon as well! I’m not going to present all the Pokémon here at one time, but rather take a handfull of them and comment about all the new ‘mons in an overview.

That will be next time. This time however I’m going to salute Nintendo and Game Freak for not forgetting that we’re still in the 4th generation of Pokémon games in America and Europe!

The reason for my salutation is that there is a new Event for the beloved Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions that will be starting at October 15th!!!

This time it’s Mew that will be put on display in Nintendo’s cyber shelves waiting for you to download it to the HeartGold or SoulSilver cartridge!

It’s MEW!! Why in the great wide world are Nintendo and Game Freak suddenly in a good mood giving us a Mew for free?! Did the Black/White sale jump through the roof in Japan? Was perhaps the HeartGold/SoulsSilver sale overall a great success?

Probably and probably! But I actually have the real answer: The reason for the Mew-giveaway is because they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Pokémon Gold and Silver versions.

Can you believe it? Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version are celebrating their 10 years and what better way to celebrate than to give away a Mew for the brilliant remakes?

Be quick, though, as the Event will only last until October 30th! That’s only 16 days!!

Happy 10th anniversary Pokémon Gold and Silver versions!

I can only crave…

October 8, 2010

It’s time for another Pokémon to Blog About! Continuing after Mew, I present the even more rare Celebi!

Celebi, the Timetravel Pokémon, is the last Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex and the 2nd gen version of Mew.

Celebi is said to travel back in time an lay an egg deep in a forest and then disappear into the future again. Will this mean that Celebi gives birth to itself forever in a perpetuous circle. Very mind-boggling and kind of… impossible.

I believe Pokéfans who has played the RPGs for years agrees with me when I say that Celebi is perhaps the rarest Pokémon to receive in any possible way ever! It has never been available within the the American or European version of any RPG games.

In Japan, players could get a Celebi event for the old Gold and Silver versions in Pokémon occasions around the country, which was obtainable via the Key Item “GS-Ball” and later for Ruby and Sapphire within a special disc along with Pokémon Colosseum for Nintendo GameCube, if I’m not mistaken (I have not verified the last one thoroughly).

None, zilch nada!

Nintendo has been extremely stingy with letting any gamers of the European versions of any game have any Celebi legally. Maybe… just “maybe” Nintendo will be kind to us with HeartGold and SoulSilver, finally honour us with the Celebi-event. It is for a fact that Celebi WILL unlock a story of some sort within those two games.

So there is a hope… but a narrowly puny one…

Anyways, if there is something else that is important… or at least interesting to say about Celebi, it’s that Celebi is considered the weakest of the all-100-stat legendaries. This is mostly because of it’s poor type combination, being Grass/Psychic.

It’s an exotic combo of types, but have, oh, so many weaknesses; Fire, Ice, Dark, Ghost, Poison,Flying and double weakness to Bug (which means four times normal damage STAB not accounted for).

Poor type combo aside, I would consider the chance of ever getting that Celebi legally more poorly than the Pokémon itself. Being about as impossible to get as few, Celebi has had its cameos in various games also in European versions of those games: In Pokémon Colosseum, although unobtainable,

Come on Nintendo and Game Freak! Please let me have the chance of getting a Celebi in my lifetime!