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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.
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Since we were out of town this weekend, this episode was recorded a bit earlier. It won't include any recent Pokémon news or thoughts about Pokémon Worlds, but it will include your emails and question! We tackle what Pokémon we don't like, if we think Eevee should have more evolutions, and if Pokémon should be on Tinder. News returns next week and our thoughts on DC Worlds!00:00:20 - Introduction00:04:20 - Your Emails and Questions01:07:30 - Pokémon of the Week01:10:20 - Post Credits🐉 Dungeons & Randomness x Mythical👕 Purchase a Shirt🌐👾📝🐦💰 Support on Patreon
A new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield has arrived. Pokémon has finally shown off Galarian forms including Weezing and Zigzagoon! We talk about KISS and how they seem pretty happy with what TPCi has shown off too. The TCG gets another card banned before the Pokémon World Championships, Funko is releasing a football Pikachu soon, and Pokémon GO is having an event in Canada this September.00:00:20 - Introduction00:02:20 - TCG Card Banned00:06:30 - Pikachu Funko Pop00:11:20 - TCG Play & Trade Event00:21:25 - Mewtwo Download00:22:40 - Turtwig Community Day00:26:30 - Pokémon GO in Canada00:32:50 - Break Music00:33:40 - Pokémon Sword/Shield News (Part 1)01:05:50 - Break Music01:06:40 - Pokémon Sword/Shield News (Part 2)01:44:00 - Pokémon of the Week01:45:30 - Housecleaning01:49:00 - Post Credits🐉 Dungeons & Randomness x Mythical👕 Purchase a Shirt🌐👾📝🐦💰 Support on Patreon
Pokémon Worlds is coming up and the theme this year is museums. Pokémon also announced changes for the 2020 competitive format. The Team Rocket stuff in Pokémon GO is sticking around and new Shadow Pokémon have arrived. A $500 Mareep is coming to Pokémon Center for both the USA and Japan. Finally, Pokéomn released sales numbers for their games and it seems that Let's Go is on track to surpass Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in total copies sold.00:02:40 - Introduction00:06:50 - Pokémon GO Event00:16:00 - Zombies, Run00:21:10 - Casify Cases00:23:50 - BIG MAREEP00:30:45 - Pokémon World's Part 100:40:10 - Break Music00:43:50 - Pokémon World's Part 200:46:00 - 2020 Format00:50:45 - Pokémon Sales Numbers01:02:00 - Pokémon Manhole Covers01:07:20 - Question of the Week01:28:00 - Pokémon of the Week01:33:30 - Housecleaning01:38:00 - Post Credits🐉 Dungeons & Randomness x Mythical👕 Purchase a Shirt🌐👾📝🐦💰 Support on Patreon
369 Team GO Rocket

369 Team GO Rocket


Team Rocket has invaded Pokémon GO. Shadow Pokémon need to be purified, and someone needs to battle these Zubat they brought with. Rumble Rush dropped on iOS, Pokémon Duel is disappearing this October, and Pokémon Masters can be downloaded in Singapore. This episode marks our 9th year of being a podcast, so thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years.00:01:20 - Introduction00:08:20 - Team Rocket in Pokémon GO00:33:50 - Break Music00:34:30 - Pokémon Duel Shuts Down00:37:50 - Pokémon Rumble Rush on iOS00:41:45 - Pokémon Masters00:50:20 - Question of the Week01:00:05 - Pokémon of the Week01:04:10 - Housecleaning01:08:30 - Post Credits👕 Purchase a Shirt🌐👾📝🐦💰 Support on Patreon
The Nintendo Switch Lite is coming this holiday and will feature a special Pokémon edition. Pokémon GO is teaming up with One Piece, but it's only really talked about outside of the United States. Pokémon Sword & Shield will feature customizable jerseys for Gym Battles. Mega Rayquaza was banned in the VGC (then unbanned). More minor Pokémon Masters details this episode. Finally, we look back at the development of XY and some information about the Gear projects that Game Freak does.00:00:20 - Introduction00:04:10 - Southwest x Nintendo00:08:40 - Nintendo Switch Lite00:28:00 - Break Music00:29:10 - Pokémon GO x One Piece00:36:50 - Sword & Shield Gyms00:45:45 - Pokémon Masters00:52:10 - Banning Mega Rayquaza01:02:30 - Break Music01:04:20 - Development of XY and Gear Projects01:26:00 - Question of the Week01:38:00 - Pokémon of the Week01:43:30 - Housecleaning01:47:40 - Post Credits$100 Nintendo eShop Giveaway🌐👾📝🐦💰 Support on Patreon
According to a Famitsu article from a month ago, Game Freak has stated that the models in Pokémon Sword & Shield are NEW and made from scratch (not taken from past games). A new trailer also debuted showing some new, creamy Pokémon to catch. Pokémon GO released an update to Trainer battles, but then pulled the update due to complaints. Pokémon Worlds is open for registration, and attendees can get a special Aerodactyl for showing up.00:00:20 - Introduction00:05:00 - Pokémon Worlds00:15:00 - Pokémon GO Trainer Battles 00:21:10 - New Pokémon00:59:35 - Break Music01:00:15 - New Characters01:26:30 - Reused Models01:48:40 - Pokémon of the Week01:53:30 - Post Credits🌐👾📝🐦💰 Support on Patreon
We go over another interview with Ohmori and Masuda regarding Pokémon Sword & Shield. This interview also talked about having no plans for a Pokémon Snap 2 in the future. They also talk about why some features do not return to the games. We go over a cute TCG ruling regarding a Pikachu card. Niantic has shown off that Armored Mewtwo is coming to Pokémon GO on July 10th. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft speak out against Donald Trump's tariff, which they say will hurt the video game industry.00:00:20 - Introduction00:02:10 - Armored Mewtwo in Pokémon GO00:10:20 - PTCG Ruling00:17:15 - Video Game Tariffs00:26:45 - Break Music00:28:00 - Taiwan PokéBall00:31:00 - Metro Sword/Shield Interview01:09:20 - Question of the Week01:21:40 - Pokémon of the Week01:27:10 - Post Credits🌐👾📝🐦💰 Support on Patreon
We get an update on the National Dex issue from Masuda directly! Pokémon GO celebrates it's 3rd anniversary by spawning Shiny Alolan Pokémon in the wild. Pokémon Masters gets a release date for this Summer and gave us an 8 minute trailer for the game, showing little gameplay footage. The TCG is getting another expansion right after Pokémon Worlds and more Pokémon phone cases are arriving soon too!00:00:20 - Introduction00:03:45 - Pokémon TCG, Hidden Fates00:13:30 - Casetify Restock00:16:10 - Pokémon GO Anniversary00:30:40 - Break Music00:31:10 - The National Dex Issue01:22:45 - Break Music01:23:50 - Pokémon Masters01:42:40 - Question of the Week01:50:40 - Pokémon of the Week01:57:50 - Post Credits🌐👾📝🐦💰 Support on Patreon
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.00:00:20 - Introduction00:07:00 - Pokémon TCG Unified Minds00:21:30 - Pokémon Cafe in Japan00:26:30 - Break Music00:27:10 - New EX Raids in Pokémon GO00:30:40 - [Pokémon Sword/Shield Info]00:55:55 - Break Music00:56:40 - Harry Potter Wizard's Unite01:11:00 - #BringBackNationalDex01:43:10 - Question of the Week01:52:00 - Pokémon of the Week01:59:50 - Post Credits🌐👾📝🐦💰Support on Patreon
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.00:00:20 - Introduction00:05:00 - Pokémon GO Fest Recap00:47:25 - Break Music00:48:35 - Nintendo Treehouse Recap00:55:10 - Nessa Gym Challenge00:59:40 - Two New Pokémon01:04:30 - Max Raid Battles01:19:20 - No Z-Moves or Mega Pokémon01:23:00 - Break Music01:23:45 - The Wild Area01:40:40 - Question of the Week01:50:30 - Pokémon of the Week01:56:30 - Post Credits🌐👾📝🐦💰Support on Patreon
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