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The initial teaser image for Pokemon Go Tour: Sinnoh.
Pokemon GO Tour: Sinnoh - All Bonuses, Encounters, and Raids

For the past several years, Niantic has opted to celebrate the Pokemon series' anniversary each February through an event known as the Pokemon GO Tour, placing a spotlight on one specifi...

A trainer climbs a hill accompanied by Dialga, Palkia, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, and two Pikachu wearing hats based on Lucas and Dawn.
Pokemon GO Origin Forme Palkia Weakness Guide - List of Raid Counters

As is the trend with most remakes in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Legends: Arceus—a new spin on the existing remake formula—provided players with new forms for the region's mascot Legenda...

Official artwork for Pokémon GO Tour: Sinnoh, depicting the Origin Formes of Dialga and Palkia, as well as a trainer walking with Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott.
Pokemon GO Origin Forme Dialga Weakness Guide - List of Raid Counters

Origin Forme Dialga is finally making its way to Pokemon GO, expanding on the Legendary Pokemon's time-controlling powers with not only some of the most powerful moves in the mobile title, but...

Pokemon Flying Type Guide - Weaknesses, Strengths, and Counters

When players start their adventures in their Pokemon title of choice, they are bound to stumble upon a handful of helpful creatures that inhabit the early-game locations. Among these is almost always...

Pokemon Normal Type Guide - Weaknesses, Strengths, Counters

As the list of Pokemon grows, and the number of Pokemon types with it, keeping up with how each type interacts with one another can be challenging. While type interactions are the same between mainlin...

Pokemon Steel Type Guide - Weaknesses, Strengths, Counters

As the list of Pokémon grows, and the number of Pokémon types with it, keeping up with how each type interacts with one another can be challenging. While type interactions are the same between mainlin...

Pokemon Bug Type Guide - Weaknesses, Strengths, Counters

As the list of Pokemon grows, and the number of Pokemon types with it, keeping up with how each type interacts with one another can be challenging. While type interactions are the same between mainlin...

Pokemon Resistance Chart - Damage Type Resistance Table (2024)

Knowing your team’s strengths and weaknesses is half the battle in Pokemon. On the one hand, you should always know which monsters to keep in your party (of up to six) when deciding which wea...

I Miss You, Transparent Technology: An Investigation into the Y2K Clear Craze

I’m five years old, a young creature, in a daze while watching reality TV on a chunky cathode-ray tube in the living room with my family, when a sudden knock frees us from Jeff Probst’s thrall. Our ne...

Rating the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Tera Jewel Crowns So Far

As Pokemon games often do, Scarlet & Violet has a new gimmick to shake up battles called the Terastal phenomenon. This crystalizes any Pokemon in the region and gi...

Does Cyclizar Evolve into Pokemon Scarlet & Violet's Legendaries?

It’s not often that a Pokemon game’s box art mascot has an evolutionary line. More often than not, the mascot characters for each of the Pokemon RPGs is a legenda...

Does Pokemon Scarlet & Violet's Grafaiai Have a Penis? Fanbyte Investigates

I don’t know what’s in the water over at Game Freak right now, but the phallic imagery we’re seeing in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet needs to cease. I bring this up because Fanbyte S...

Pokemon World Championships Pays Tribute to a Classic 2014 Pachirisu Play

The Pokemon World Championships are taking place in London right now, and during the opening ceremony, The Pokemon Company paid tribute to one of the most iconic moments in competitive Pokemon

The Internet is Down Bad for the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Professors

A new Pokemon Scarlet & Violet trailer went up today, and while it showcased some pretty important things like online cooperative play and new pocket monsters for you to catch,...

Ash's Original Voice Actor Returns to Pokemon for Deep Dive Audiobook

It’s been 17 years since Veronica Taylor portrayed Ash Ketchum, the protagonist of the Pokemon anime, and yet, for a lot of older fans, her performance is still pretty ingrained in...

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pawmi Guide - Weakness, Stats, Evolution Info

It’s a good year to be a Pokemon fan. With Pokemon Legends: Arceus already released and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet coming out in just a few months, there are more Pokemon...

Pokemon Has to Get Off the Madden and Call of Duty Treadmill

I’ll admit it, I’m not Pokemon‘s target audience. I was late to the party and therefore had none of the profound nostalgia that understandably fuels so much of the current Pokemon fa...

Cutting the Link-Cable: How the 3DS eShop Shutdown Could Change Pokemon Trading Forever

The looming shutdowns of the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U online shops hang over Nintendo as we barrel toward their projected March 2023 date. But while the company doubles down on taking a wrecking ball to...

What Your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Starter Choice Says About You

With the announcement of Pokemon’s ninth generation, Game Freak also revealed a brand new set of starting Pokemon to begin your journey with. Starter Pokemon tend to become the most iconic mo...

I'm Not Irrational for Believing Pokemon Should Be Better

It’s a little hard to quantify exactly how toxic the Pokemon discourse has gotten in the last four years. Despite the games breaking sales records with each new title, there’s been an ever-lo...