New Black & White Pokemon

By Joey DiGiacomo

The new Pokemon in this next generation are amazing. The starters have to be my favorite of all time. They are very crucial characters, because their evolved form is very powerful. The first starter is Snivy.  Snivy is a grass type Pokemon and he evolves into a determined and majestic Pokemon. Another great starter is Tepig that is like a pig type of Pokemon. He is a fire type pokemon, and his evolved form looks nothing like him. For some reason the evolution of Tepig reminds me of an egg. It is shaped very odd, but has good fire moves.

My personal favorite starter is Oshawatt, he is kind of like a gothic sea otter. He never smiles, but has amazing moves. He is a water type Pokemon, and his moves do not really revolve around that. His moves have the power of a common attack or scratch like the old generations. Overall the moves are pretty amazing, and do have room for improvement. His evolved form likeTepig, looks nothing like the pre-evolved form.
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Pokemon Black & White Tour

By Joey DiGiacomo

When I first heard that there would be a tour for the new games and cards coming out my excitement went up, and changed my view entirely about the new series. I am lucky enough to live in Ohio, so we were the first stop on the mall tour. Now I will go in to the best part, the details and my personal experience.

When you first walk in to the mall you will go to the in formation booth, that is where you can get movie tickets and information. The movie you will see is Zoroark: Master of Illusions. I will not give my personal rating, but it does bring back Pokemon memories. I do not want to spoil it for you and just say what you get for free, but there is a good amount of free items.
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General Knowledge Of The Fire Type Pokemon

By Boyd Nixon

The fire type is one of the many types of pokemon and is in my opinion, one of the best. They are an all around good type because they usually can learn very powerful moves such as fire blast and eruption but can also learn power-boosting moves such as sunny day. Fire moves are super effective against bug, grass, ice, and steel types, doing two times damage to a foe with one or more of those types combined. They only do half damage to rock, dragon, fire, and water. Although they are damaged twice as much by ground, rock, and water moves but most fire types can learn a move called solar beam, a grass type move, which is super effective against the types that are super effective to fire types.

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Pokemon In The Unova Region Part 3

By Amanda

Sewaddle, also known as Kurumiru in Japan, is a bug and grass type, and is known as the sewing Pokemon.  It has strong attacks like bug bite, razor leaf, and bug buzz, but it can only learn six moves through level up.  It can evolve into Kurumayu at level 20, and then evolve into Hahakomori when its trust is at its max.  It’s also one of Ash’s Pokemon in the Unova region that he caught.  Zuruggu is a dark and fighting type, and is also known as the shed skin Pokemon.  It has strong moves such as brick break, little by little, hi jump kick, and head smash.  It can evolve into Zuruzukin at level 39.  Zuruggu is also one of Ash’s Pokemon he got while in the Unova region, which was given to him as an egg, to say thanks.
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Pokemon In The Unova Region Part 2

By Amanda

Pansage is a grass type and is one of the three monkeys  found in Pokemon Black and White.  It’s also known as Yanappu in Japan and is the main Pokémon Dento has in the anima.  It has strong attacks like seed bomb and acrobat and can evolve into Yanakkie through the use of the leaf stone.  Pansear is a fire type and is one of the three monkey Pokémon.  It’s known as Baoppu in Japan, and knows powerful attacks like bursting flame and fire blast.  It can evolve into Baokkie if you use a fire stone.  Panpour is a water type and is one of the three monkey Pokémon.  It’s also known as Hiyappu in Japan, and has strong moves like boiling water and brine.  It can evolve into Hiyakkie by using a water stone.
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Pokemon In The Unova Region Part 1

By Amanda

Snivy, also known as Tsutarja in Japan, is one of the best grass starter Pokemon yet.  Not only does it know strong grass moves like leaf blade, leaf storm, but also some new attacks like grass mixer, and grass oath.  In its final evolution, it looks like a snake, loosing its limbs in each stage.  In the anima, Ash owns a female snivy, shown to be very powerful. Oshawott, also known as Mijumaru in Japan is a Water type Pokemon available in Black and White.  It’s known as a sea otter  that has a shell it can detach from its belly to use to attack or defend itself.  It has powerful attacks such as shell blade and aqua tail, and can learn the move water oath.  It also appears in the anima, being one of the Pokemon Ash caught in the Unova region.  Tepig, also known as Pokabu in Japan is a fire type.  Known as the pig Pokemon, it has strong fire types attacks like nitro charge and heat stamp.  It can also learn fire oath, an attack if combined with another oath attack can change the field.  It’s also one of Ash’s Pokemon he caught in the Unova region as well.
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Pokemon Players And The Next Generation

By Leonie Herson

Pokemon has become a worldwide phenomenon, with its limitless merchandise and continuous television series (including movies) bought and viewed almost everywhere. With a total of 649 Pokemon and a new Pokemon fifth generation underway, the quest to catch them all becomes even more challenging. With new abilities, type combinations and battle mechanics in stunning new graphics, what’s not to love?

Since the release of Pocket Monsters Red and Blue in 1998 for the US (Red and green in 1996 for Japan), countless of Pokemon fans have risen and continue to do so today as new generations take over for the Black and White versions. On a more personal note, I don’t think I can ever enjoy the new games as much as I did back during the release of Pokemon Yellow.  However as I say this, the children who grow up with generation five would probably say something similar for Black and White. As a child, exploring and finding these strange creatures in different areas was exciting and eventually fueled a passion for games.
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Johto Eevee Evolution

By Amanda

In Johto, Eevee can evolve into two different pokemon depending on how they are raised.  If you train Eevee during the day, it’ll evolve into Espeon, but if you train it at night, it’ll evolve into Umbreon.  Espeon is a psychic type, while Umbreon is a dark type, and both have advantages and weaknesses.  Espeon is weak to dark, ghost, and bug types, but is strong against fighting and poison types.  Umbreon is weak to fighting and bug types, but is strong to psychic and ghost types.  With Espeon’s stats, its special attack, special defense, and speed is high compared to it’s other stats.  Umbreon however, it’s highest stats are its HP, defense, and special defense.

Both Umbreon and Espeon are very popular compared to the other eevee evolution’s, in both games, and merchandise.  From cards, to figures, to plushies, they are one of the top sellers from around the world.  To some, Umbreon is one of the best dark types ever, and some think Umbreon is number one from all the other Eevee evolution’s, and the same goes to Espeon.  Both Espeon and Umbreon have also stared in the anime on more then one episode, and  even had a cameo in the pokemon movies.  And in the anime, there are a few characters that have Umbreon and Espeon as one of their pokemon.  Gary, and Dawn’s mother owns an Umbreon, while Annie from pokemon movie five, and Sakura had an Espeon.  Their are other people in the anime and the movies that also had these two pokemon, as well as in the games too.  In all, they are both awesome pokemon to have, and like all other pokemon, are fun to raise in games to become one of your top partners ever.
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Turtwig: Generation IV Starter Pokemon

Turtwig, or Naetle in Japanese, is an adorable turtle-like Grass Pokemon. He is #387 in the National Pokedex and is the grass starter for Sinnoh region in the Generation IV games. He is mostly green and brown, with a little twig growing out of the top of its head. His shell is actually made out of soil, and is slightly soft and moist. Your rival in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum would choose Turtwig as their starter if you chose the water Pokemon, Piplup.

Turtwig evolves into Grotle at level 18, and into Torterra at level 32. Turtwig and his evolutionary line are the third set of turtle Pokemon, following Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise of Generation I, and Torkoal in Generation III. In Generation V, a fourth line of turtle Pokmemon were introduced; Purotooga and it’s evolved form Abagoura. Turtwig is the only turtle Pokemon of the Grass type. Turtwig’s highest base stat is Attack, closely followed by Defense. It’s worst stat is it’s Speed, which makes sense as Turtwig is a turtle Pokemon. Since Turtwig is a grass Pokemon, he is strong against Ground, Rock, and Water type Pokemon. He is weak against Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison types. Its strongest Special Attack is Leaf Storm, which it learns as a Torterra at level 45.
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The Reasons Behind The Strange Look Of Generation IV Pokemon

By Tony Tanaka

Many people think the new Black and White Pokemon characters look strange. But why is this? I think the reason is because the Pokemon company switched their design team. The biggest lost is the fact that Satoshi Tajiri hasn’t worked on the games since the days of Gold and Silver. This is probably the main reason why Generation III and Generation IV Pokemon looked so different from Generation I and Generation II Pokemon. Generation V which is just coming out will probably look just as strange.

There is a team of people that are in charge of designing the monsters. They come up with all the ideas. They decide which ones are the best and refine them into the final characters. After that, Ken Sugimori draws the chosen designs. In the first generation, there was a group of four people including Ken Sugimore. Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, had the role of approving the monsters and suggesting changes after the basic ideas were designed. Presently, Junichi Masuda took over after Ruby Sapphire.
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