The Roggenrola Line

By Jo

The Unova region seems to be a sort of parallel to the Kanto region. These games were the first since the original games to release Pokemon not related to any other previous generation. Also there are many different evolutionary lines in the newest generation games that are very similar to the ones native to Kanto, like Roggenrola and its evolutionary relatives being the Unova version of the Geodude line.

Roggenrola looks like a small rock with feet. It’s primarily colored blue, though has a yellow center that could be considered an eye. It has light brown feet and another rock the same color on top of its head. It appears to be based off from a geode, geographical rock formations that are normally made up of some sort of crystal surrounded in limestone, or other type of rock related to limestone. According to its pokedex entries, Roggenrola’s ear is a hexagonal shape. Because it was compressed underground, its body is as hard as steel. They were apparently discovered a hundred years in an earthquake fissure. Inside each one is an energy core. Roggenrola has the lowest special defense of any rock-type. Its name is most-likely a play on the term “rock and roll”.

Once Roggenrola reaches level 25, it evolves into Boldore. Boldore seems to be made up of many different bluish colored rocks that have coral colored crystals sticking out from them and shares a few characteristics (like its large ‘arms’) with crabs. According to its pokedex entries, when Boldore overflow with power, the orange crystals on its body glow. It looks for underground water in caves. It is said that because its energy was too great to be contained, the energy leaked and formed orange crystals. Boldore’s name appears to be a corruption of the word “boulder”, and seems to be a combination of the words ‘boulder’, ‘bold’ (for being outstanding and larger), and ‘ore’ (a type of rock that contains metals, which is most-likely a reference to its type).
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Pokemon Black & White Tips: Victini Beatstick

By: Brian Hsieh

Pokemon Black and White have reached the United States and have been around for over a week now. The Victini event is still in progress so be sure to get one through Nintendo wifi before it ends. While the gameplay has so many features that I could discuss, my main point will be about the Victini event.

Once you acquire the Liberty Pass found in the Pokecenter (a man in a bellhop uniform will give it to you), you’ll be able to use it when necessary. Once you enter Castelia City, which is right after you win the second badge, you can walk on the outskirts of the city to find the docks. On the farthest dock to the left, there is a boat that will take you to Liberty Island. Once you arrive, you’ll notice that Team Plasma has taken over the island.
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