Episode #12: The Pokémon Extravaganza

In this episode, we talk all about Pokémon: what got us into the franchise; the latest games in the series, Sun and Moon; and where the franchise goes from here. [Recorded December 4, 2016]


Lord Stoneheart
Wolfman Jew


0:15 – Introductions
3:05 – Yay! Commercialism!
7:35 – What Got Us into Pokémon
20:05 – Pokémon that Merve Hasn’t Heard of
22:30 – Pokémon Sun and Moon
54:30 – Pokémon Sun and Moon… With Spoilers!
1:20:35 – Where Does Pokémon Go Next?

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep12

Linkdump after the jump. This one contains a few pieces by our very own Wolfman Jew!

Introductions (0:15)

Yay! Commercialism! (3:05)

What Got Us into Pokémon (7:35)

  • Wikipedia entry on the cancelled-before-its-time 1990s drama EZ Streets.
  • The Shrek fighting game Operetta mentioned is called Shrek: Hassle at the Castle. Good Lord. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The infrared port on Nintendo handhelds has been used in a variety of ways in the
    Pokémon franchise, not just for trading mystery gifts. (Source: Bulbapedia)

Pokémon that Merve Hasn’t Heard of (20:05)

  • Klefki is a fucking ring of keys. Come on, Pokémon. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Carbink is a rock fairy, I think? (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Meganium, the final form of Chikorita. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • The theme for Magnum Force, by Lalo Schifrin. (Source: lethalpanther2’s channel on YouTube)
  • Pidove and Staraptor. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Zapdos, one of the Legendary birds of Kanto. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Fletchling. (Source: Bulbapedia)

Pokémon Sun and Moon (22:30)

  • Alolan Exeggutor. Look at his neck! (Source: Pokémon Sun and Moon official website)
  • Clarification: Cubone doesn’t have an Alolan form. However, Marowak does. (Sources: GameFAQs and Pokémon Sun and Moon official website)
  • Mimikyu, the weird Pikachu imitator. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Marill, the water-type Pikaclone. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Mimikyu is actually terrifying in the anime. (Source: Kotaku)
  • The oddly disturbing Mimikyu song. (Source: Tobias on YouTube)
  • Samson Oak, Professor Samuel Oak’s cousin. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Professor Kukui, the main professor in Sun and Moon. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Golisopod. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • The Rotom Pokédex, which is inhabited by the Pokémon Rotom. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Climate data for Hilo, Hawaii. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Wishiwashi, the crappiest Pokémon, at least until level 20. (Source: Bulbapedia)

Pokémon Sun and Moon… With Spoilers! (54:30)

  • Guzma, the leader of Team Skull. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • The religious cult that Merve referenced was the Peoples Temple. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Ultra Beasts. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Digimon Tamers is the third season of the Digimon anime, widely regarded for its Lovecraftian themes and imagery. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Lusamine, the head of the Aether Foundation. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Plot summary of The Fly. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Drampa. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Cosmog, the adorable little nebula. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Looker, the International Police officer. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • Gumshoos, the Trumpian Pokémon. (Source: Bulbapedia)
  • As far as I can tell, Alolan Ninetales still has nine tails. (Source: Bulbapedia)

Where Does Pokémon Go Next? (1:20:35)

Additional Links

For further reading, check out these articles by Wolfman Jew for Source Gaming:

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