Posts Tagged ‘BBS’

Gym Reviews: Hoenn

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Greetings again! The name’s Bill, and I’m the current owner of Brick ‘n’ Break. If you didn’t hear of us before then you should have, for we’re the blokes behind all those Gym puzzles! The Gym Leaders come up with the plans, and we make it happen, no matter how impossible or stupid the idea. It’s their money, after all!

I’ve written previously about the Gyms we worked on in Kanto, and again in Johto. Well, I was first in charge when we were giving the Hoenn region a tour. Read on to see what I made of each construction challenge!

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Nicknames for Seel and Dewgong!

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Like before, following the Pokémon Analysis article we wrote for the Seel line, we’re asking for your nicknames for these water dwellers! The Name Rater will weigh in with his rates of your nicknames as well. Let’s just hope he doesn’t try and nickname the nicknames, as that’d start to get confusing.

Leave a comment suggesting a name or few for Seel and Dewgong, and perhaps why you came up with those names as well. Maybe other readers will like your suggestions and use them in their games! You have at least a week to do so before the Name Rater casts his opinion, so get them in before then!

From RSE to ORAS – what has improved?

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Before the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald (RSE) remakes in the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (ORAS) games were released, I wrote an article on what I would have liked to have seen improved upon in these new 3DS games. Today, we look back on that list and see how impressed or disappointed I am by each change, from the number of bikes we can use and (Super) Secret Bases, to how the rivals fare now! We’ll also review a few other aspects of ORAS here and there, such as brand new additions it received, what has remained or gone missing from X&Y, and discuss why.

Needless to say, there are spoilers within this article.

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Top Five Silliest NPC Roadblocks

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

The Pokémon games are full of NPC roadblocks. These are cases when a non-playable character will stand in your way, preventing you from continuing until you complete a different objective. For example, every game has at least one person standing by the entrance to the next route who won’t let you take a step further until you take on that Gym and win. Other times, people are standing in front of buildings, and demand that you go elsewhere first before they mysteriously disappear down the nearest plot hole and allow you to continue your quest.

But some of the cases of this in Pokémon are just plain weird or silly. Here is a sample of what I feel are the five most notable of these.
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The Coffee Guy’s Rants: Remakes, Get Off My Lawn

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Cover your ears, for the famed Coffee Guy from Viridian City has a rant to share!

BY GUM, I SAY THERE’S TOO MANY OF THESE REMAKES THESE DAYS! I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY, BUT IT SEEMS WE’RE TO REVISIT THIS HOENN PLACE AGAIN! AND I FOR ONE COULD NOT BE MORE OUTRAGED ABOUT THIS! WHY ARE YOU ALL FLOCKING TO BUY THESE NEW GAMES IS BEYOND ME. WHERE IS THE APPEAL? DID EVERYONE’S GAMES BREAK AGAIN? AND WHY CAN’T WE GO CHECK OUT A NEW PLACE INSTEAD?

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Fan Work Reviews: toufu’s Manga

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

A new segment we’re starting on Wynaut? is Fan Work Reviews! The general idea is that here we’ll feature a piece of Pokémon-themed work (be it writing, art, music, a nuzlocke, or anything else creatively inclined) that we feel is worth more attention. If you know of any pieces of work that you feel would qualify, feel free to suggest it, or even join the forums to write up a review yourself! You can even suggest one of your own pieces of work… but note that we’d still need to agree that it’s worth showing off here. Another word of warning is that there’ll be some criticism too within each review. Works here are definitely to be admired, but nothing is without flaws.

To start off our series is a piece of fanmade manga by a Japanese artist. While the downside is that all the text is in Japanese, it’s still something you can follow the general story of. And its art and general quirks are what set it apart and make it worthwhile to read.

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The Shinx here feels you really ought to check it out. Our advice is to listen to the Shinx.

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Fashion Focus – Team Magma and Team Aqua

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Hello and welcome to Fashion Analysis, where I discuss what’s hot in fashion! For today I’ll be talking about the villainous teams from the Hoenn region, Team Magma and Team Aqua. Both teams not only went through different outfits, but staff changes too! Makes things more exciting, don’t you think?

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Cheating? In my VGC?

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Pokémon has always been one of those games where players have access to cheat codes and devices, going all the way back to the first two generations. The Game Shark and Action Replay were staples and made you the cool kid of any school playground. After all, what kid wasn’t amused by the idea of a Sunkern with 999 stats and moves like Flamethrower? 

But there’s the other side of it. People don’t exactly like it when you beat them up with hacked Pokémon, and that can be a fair enough viewpoint. Throw in a recent event in this year’s Pokémon VGCs (Video Game Competition) in America, and you get an interesting topic of discussion. Here we look at both sides of the debate on how ‘right’ it may be to use the newest of the external devices – the Power Save – to help you prepare for a Pokémon competition, and let you weigh up both sides of the debate. Warning – a few battling terms exist in this article.

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Pokémon from outside your console! [Part One]

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Most of us have played more than one Pokémon game. After a game is finished, chances are that the next one will be loaded into your console. But how would you define ‘finishing’ a Pokémon game? Is it simply beating the Pokémon League? Or is it beating the Pokémon League and finishing the post-game events? To go even further, it might even be completing the entire Pokédex. An even larger extreme is to have all the Pokémon in the Pokédex at Lv 100, regardless of whether they’ve evolved or not.

But how do we get the access to all these Pokémon? Even after weeks of hard work, you’d find that certain Pokémon can only be evolved by trading and certain Pokémon need to be transferred from the other version of the game. Some are even distributed solely in Nintendo events. The general consensus is that if you want to beat the game, you’re going to need help. And that’s what we’re following in this article. We’ll also examine how various features of the Pokémon games took advantage of the ability to link between each other, across all the generations.


The owner wanted to attach an Everstone before trading Haunter over, but his friend didn’t like the idea for some reason.

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From RSE to ORAS – Top Ten Wanted Improvements

Monday, June 30th, 2014

A lot of people got terribly excited when Game Freak finally went and announced remakes to the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald games. We’ll be able to revisit Hoenn in all its watery, tropical glory on the 3DS with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. But naturally, even in remakes there will be changes and improvements. FRLG embraced the running shoes, and added in the Sevii Islands. HGSS arguably went further in implementing little changes, additions and improvements – from having Pokémon follow you, to adding in a Safari Zone and Gym Leader rematches. 

And we can expect new additions in ORAS as well. We already know that the other 3rd gen starters get Mega Forms, as does Sableye. But what things in RSE will carry over to the remakes, and how will they change? This list are some of the things I’d like to see improved upon in the remakes, and why. Note that this list only involves aspects that were part of RSE; while things like Amie were great fun, they’re not being considered here. There’s also a follow-up article which examines which of these did improve, and more.

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Top 10 Most Annoying NPCs

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Pokémon has reached its 6th generation, and with 22 mainstream games alone, there’s a wide variety of characters. We’ve gotten really cool NPC’s, like Lance and Cynthia. We’ve been introduced to truly kind NPC’s, like Roark or Lanette. We’ve seen some really interesting recurring characters, like Bill and Red. But, of course, as far as characters go, we’ve also seen some really annoying ones.

Being annoying is not always a bad thing. After all, there are annoying people in real life, too, so it can add a layer of realism. Some of the annoying characters in Pokémon are annoying in this way, intentionally and for a good reason, and we love them for it. Who didn’t love beating Silver time after time, as he continued to be a total jerk? So, this list is not about those characters.

This list is dedicated to those NPC’s who drive us nuts, and not in a good way. They shake us away from the game, make us irritated, make us dread the next time we may have to interact with them in the game. In some ways, their presence – or at least their behavior – almost takes away from the experience. But hey, at least it makes for good stories later!

Here’s my top list of 10 Most Annoying NPCs in the world of Pokémon.

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Nicknames for Spinarak and Ariados!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

As usual, following the Pokémon Analysis article we wrote for the Spinarak line, we’re asking for your nicknames for these spiders! The Name Rater wants to hear them as well. Poor guy was found in the Poké Mart trying to come up with alternate names for every single product again. He even came up with names for the policemen called to escort him back home.

Leave a comment suggesting a name or few for Spinarak and Ariados, and perhaps why you came up with those names as well. Maybe other readers will like your suggestions and use them in their games! You have at least a week to do so before the Name Rater casts his judgement, so get them in while you can!
And now you can read the rates here! But you can still submit if you’d like.

Interview with AE Games Lead Developer

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Hello, everyone! Today we’ve got a special treat for you – an interview with the lead developer of a new game development company, AE Games! AE Games is a company that’s sick of the way that the majority of third parties treat the Wii U, something they had stated publicly and which has garnered a fair bit of attention. If you’d like to see their full statement regarding the Wii U’s treatment and what they want to do about it, you can read it here.

AE Games has started development on a new Wii U exclusive called “Mad Men Football!”! Mad Men Football is a game where various historical figures play american football, in stark contrast to most modern sports games. There are very few third party Wii U exclusives, so in my opinion, the more new games coming to the system, the better! Enjoy the interview!

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It’s Super Effective! …Why?

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

The main feature of Pokémon is the battles. Whether it’s the games, anime or manga medium, it is the main attraction. People resolve differences through yelling at their creatures to defeat the other, and even the Pokémon seem happy about it.

But sometimes the system on which battling works upon appears strange. We can accept that a Squirtle will beat Charmander – after all, Water beats Fire. And Pikachu is great to have when going into Misty’s gym. Making sense of some of the stranger relationships however can require some abstract thinking. Why can Bugs beat Psychics? Ice struggles against Water, but not the other way around? And what’s the deal with Fairy types? This article is an attempt to explain the logic behind some of these (or at least point out how odd some typing relationships are), and even provide a background to the newest type of them all, the Fairy type.


We can’t explain this logic, however. No Ash, Electric types can’t hurt Ground types!
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Top 10 Most Physics-Breaking Pokémon

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Pokémon is, essentially, scifi. Even though the world of Pokémon is teeming with what appears to be magical creatures with supernatural powers, it’s almost always explained by science. Pokéballs, computer boxes, Pokédexes, and so on are all scifi technology that shows us how much more advanced this world really is in terms of science. And, looking at most Pokémon, even the otherwise magical stuff makes a lot of sense. There’s electricity-generating rodents, self-illuminating fish, fast-flying birds, fire-breathing dogs… All a bit of a stretch, but none of them entirely unbelievable. Pokédex entries especially help us understand the scientific basis behind a Pokémon.

Well, most of the time anyway.

Some Pokédex entries… Well, they bring up more questions than they answer, and end up breaking physics more than explaining anything. Where some Pokémon are plausible, or even sound like they might exist in the real world, some of them beat science up until it crawls whimpering into a corner to cry.

Here are the ten worst offenders in that category.
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