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It's Super Effective: A Pokémon Podcast


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It's Super Effective is a weekly Pokémon podcast that covers news and information on Pokémon GO, the Pokémon anime, and the video games (such as Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, as well as, Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee). The podcast also talks about battling, Shiny Hunting, the Pokémon TCG, the Pokémon merchandise and more! While the show is mostly news focused, we cover listener e-mails, and in-depth Pokémon trivia! The podcast also reaches out to other media personalities about Pokémon. It's Super Effective is an award-winning podcast and one of the most downloaded Pokémon-based podcasts on the web. It's Super Effective is dedicated to bringing unique, creative Pokémon content on the internet.
304 Episodes
364 The National Dex Issue

364 The National Dex Issue


We take time this week to address the #BringBackNationalDex issue that surrounds Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Since Harry Potter Wizard's Unite is out (Niantic's new mobile game), we compare it to Pokémon GO. Japan is getting a new Pokémon Cafe. The PTCG is releasing a new set soon, called Unified Minds. Finally, we talk about if every Pokémon is truly someone's favorite.
We attended Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago for the third year, and we have a full report on how Niantic did this event compared to years prior. We talk about the Jirachi quest, the spawns, the weather, and the lack of issues we had playing. E3 was last week too! SBJ, Greg, and Will talk about the new Gym Leader in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Two new Pokémon, Impidimp and Yamper, were discovered during game play at E3. Masuda and Ohmori talk about the Wild Area and Max Raid battles and we have input on that as well.
The Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct unveiled new Pokémon including Corviknight, Wooloo, Gossifleur, and Drednaw. The Wild Area brings what seems to be the raid mechanic from Pokémon GO into a Zelda-like environment for multiplayer action. Game Freak showed off characters such as your Rival, the Champion, and the Professor of Galar. We talk about how Dynamax can provide more possibilities over Z-Moves or Mega Stones. Finally, we talk about how the Legendary Pokémon may be related to CMYK.
Pokémon Sleep, Pokémon HOME, Pokémon Masters, and more was unveiled at the Pokémon Press Conference in Tokyo. We go over our thoughts on Pokémon Sleep and the GO Plus+, as well as, DeNA's upcoming game, Pokémon Masters. We also talk about how Pokémon HOME will work with Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, Pokémon Bank, and Pokémon Sword/Shield in early 2020.
Have no clue how much is actually in a pint vs a gallon, do not need your e-mails about this. We talk about the Pokémon Sword & Shield shirt issue, old Pokémon returning to Pokémon GO, and Japan is getting exclusive Pikachu ice cream. We also talk about Lickitung scene from Detective Pikachu.
A new Pokémon mobile game, Rumble Rush, is out in Australia. Three new Lures and some new Gen 4 Pokémon surprise us in Pokémon GO this past week. Niantic is also introducing a "raid week" this upcoming Tuesday. The Pokémon Fit plushes are getting the Generation 2 Pokémon added to the series. This weekend is also your chance to get Shiny Tapu Fini by participating in the 2019 International Challenge May Online Competition!
Warning: Spoilers for both video game and movie! Irene and SBJ talk about our thoughts and feelings of the Detective Pikachu movie. We talk about how the actors played out their roles, the Pokémon that show up in the movie, and the plot differences between the game and the movie. We also chitchat about what we liked and the couple things we didn't like!
Shiny Eevee & Pikachu are available at Target in the US! Exclusive Detective Pikachu TCG cards are available at Target, Walmart, and GameStop! The Shiny Tapu Fini opens up this week for registration in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. New Funko Pokémon figures are coming, as well as, new UK Pokémon clothing. Will and SBJ give their spoiler-free thoughts on Detective Pikachu.
Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf surface in regional raids and in the wild for Pokémon GO. New Pokémon cases are coming out this week, along with Detective Pikachu. Unbroken Bonds, the newest Pokémon TCG set, got released over the weekend with a brand new Charizard card that is actually pretty good. Also, a new app has been released by The Pokémon Company called Pokémon Pass.
356 The 3DS is Dead

356 The 3DS is Dead


Nintendo has posted their Fiscal Year Ending (March 2019) and we go over what their plans are for the 3DS and the Nintendo Switch for the rest of 2019. Detective Pikachu kicked off in Japan, and results have been very positive for the movie. Build-a-bear is getting more plushes, GO tickets are still slowing rolling out, and new Wobbuffet merch is hitting shelves in Japan.
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