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If you're of a certain age, you may have fond memories of those years back in the 1990s when Pokémon was released in America in card game form and promptly confused adults everywhere. And let's be honest here: That stuff is confusing, especially if you grew up in the kind of nightmarish hellworld that predated 1996, when nobody knew what a Bulbasaur was. Dark times indeed, my friends.
If, however, you were a Cool Parent Of The '90s and you wanted to learn a little more, there was help, in the form of a VHS tape called Pokémon School, which has now been uncovered by the archivists at Everything Is Terrible. Check out a highlight reel below, along with a few other Pokémon-themed videos from the EIT archives!
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Pokémon X and Y were released last week, and I'm pretty comfortable with going ahead and declaring them to be the best video games of the year. Seriously, when Grand Theft Auto 5 lets you pet Pikachu and feed him cupcakes to make him better at fighting, then we can have a debate about it. Until then, it's not even close.
Of course, in addition to the all-important cuddling-and-cupcake mechanics, the new generation of Pokémon has also introduced an entirely new bunch of imaginary little fighting animals into the mix. So today, as is our tradition here at ComicsAlliance, I'm taking a look at the new batch to figure out the best new Pokémon from X and Y!
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I don't know if you've ever been told by a police officer that you weren't allowed to buy a Pokémon game, but it tends to ruin one's evening.
That was the exact situation that ComicsAlliance Senior Editor Caleb Goellner, the creators behind Trip Fantastic and I faced when we went to Nintendo World in Manhattan for the midnight release of Pokémon X and Y and found ourselves at the end of a line that wrapped all the way around Rockefeller Center. We had gotten there too late, but the adventure... was only beginning.