Saturday, November 14, 2020

Friday the Weedle 13th

Episode 203, the thrilling two-hundred and third episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! There's still more news!

In Pokemon Go, tomorrow is Electabuzz Community Day! (There's some synergy going on with Pokemon TV here, too! Watch Electabuzz and Magmar episodes for free!) If you live in Tainan, Kyoto, Auckland, or Busan, next weekend there's a really cool sounding City Spotlight Event on November 22 from 10 AM to 6 PM. New ways to earn Mega Energy are coming! And, until November 16, trading range has increased.

Meltan and Melmetal are back in the spotlight! Connect Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME for a Melmetal That Can Gigantamax! You also get a Mystery Box for Pokémon GO!

In Sword and Shield, the Tundra Tourney is happening through November 15, 2020, at 3:59 p.m. PST! Battle with a Pokémon team from the Crown Tundra Pokédex!

In Pokemon Masters EX, from November 11, 2020, to November 29, 2020, the Flying-type sync pair Nate & Braviary and the Psychic-type sync pair Bianca & Musharna will be available in the sync pair scout. And, from November 15, 2020, to November 29, 2020, you'll also have the chance to scout Rosa & Delibird and Siebold & Octillery!

Canadians can now order from the Pokemon Center!!! New stuff includes a plush of Zarude, the Sandstorm Pokémon! Also… new cards came out… Vivid Voltage! And, do not forget the new Metapod sleeping bag from Bandai Japan...

Many things have also come out in the land of Nintendo!
League of Legends fans, there's a new K/DA video!

Have a private party at Bit Bar in Salem!

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

November Nonsense

Episode 202, the salacious two-hundred and second episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week, we talk news!

In Pokémon GO:

Pokemon TV is now featuring the beginning of Pokemon Journeys, The Series and Johto League Champions.

Check out Professor Evergreen being featured on Niantic's twitter! He's the one with Jigglypuff drawing all over his face.

Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield has Bug and Poison Pokemon appearing in Max Raid Battles until the end of the month! The final two hatted Pikachu codes have been released. The code for Alola Hat Pikachu is "ULTRAP1KA" and the code for World Cap Pikachu is "K1NP1KA1855"!

The Player’s Cup II will be streaming online December 5–6 and December 11–13. Tune in to Twitch and Youtube to see Sword and Shield and the Trading Card Game awesomeness!

In Pokemon Masters (EX!!!), Lisia and Altaria's sync pair and story are still going on until November 11. And until November 18 you'll have an increased chance of earning Eggs (featuring psychic and poison Pokemon) from battles!

More tempting items from the Pokemon Center... This year's holiday collection is here, featuring Galarian holdiay plushes, the Winter Wonders home-goods collection, and pajamas! Also, how did we miss this Ball Guy plush?

In the land of Smite... the TMNT Battle Pass has started! They've announced that a Smite World Championships At-Home Kit will be coming... keep your eyes open for pre-order! Also, get Cosmic Power Anubis with Prime Gaming.

Jay-Ann of is being featured in the new Cadbury Heroes League series!

Amazon is sending out random packages in Mario Boxes!

Pokemon won 50% of the vote in our twitter poll!

Check out this week's poll!

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Van and Rashaud are Pure Platinum

Episode 201: the terrific two-hundred and first episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight, we have two special guests from Platinum City Gaming, Taunton native Van and Step Into Your Potential Now (SIPYNow) founder Rashaud! On this episode they tell us about the paths they've taken to start Platinum City Gaming, the awesome events and entertainments at the center, and what their plans are for Platinum City Gaming in the future! Also, they are all over the internet, check them out: And they give shout outs to: Then, the Wolf Doctor and Miz Sylver talk news:

In Pokemon GO, Halloween is frighteningly close! The Halloween event features the debut of Galarian Yamask, Spiritomb, costumed Sableye and Gengar, and the Halloween Cup! Happening until November 3. Special mini events are happening in conjunction: Catch Mastery Day is October 25, and Alolan Marowak Raid Day is on Halloween itself! And, the GO Battle League: Halloween Cup goes on from October 26 to November 3. Other items of interest!
  • The Day of the Dead celebration will be happening November 1 and 2. It's not clear if trainers will be able to participate worldwide, or if this an exclusive event for trainers in Latin America, so make sure to check!
  • Verizon is sponsoring a special event on November 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can sign up until then for a ticket IF you are a Verizon subscriber. Unown V and Z are featured in this event.
  • The Egg hatches have changed! Strange Eggs feature Larvitar, Absol, Sandile, Scraggy, Trubbish, Pawniard, Vullaby, and Deino.
  • AR Mapping tasks are here!
  • Togetic, the Happiness Pokémon, will be available as a Research Breakthrough encounter. And November's legendary raid Pokemon start with Darkrai... Don't forget that there's a Raid Hour event every Wednesday at 6:00 PM. November's Tuesday at 6 PM Pokémon Spotlight Hours are Cubone on November 3, Jigglypuff on November 10, Meowth on November 17, and Barboach on November 24.
In Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, the Crown Tundra is here! The newest cap-wearing Pikachu is from Kalos. Use the code KAL0SP1KA to get it!

Pokemon Cafe Mix will have Mimikyu treats!

Pokemon Masters features shiny Mankey and Lapras.

New Pokemon Charm Jewelry and a New Pokemon Classics Charizard Collection are in the Pokemon Center!

Overwatch Halloween Terror Week 2 & 3 are happening.

Smite The Reaping 2020 is also here! There's tons of daily events from now until November 1st.

Treat won last week's poll:

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Spooky Poke

Episode 200: the terrifying two hundreth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Today, we talk news:

In Pokemon Go
Pokemon goodies for sale!
In Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, get many hatted Pikachu! The current codes are:
  • Pikachu (Original Cap): P1KACHUGET
  • Pikachu (Partner Cap): 1CH00SEY0U
  • Pikachu (Hoenn Cap): P1KAADVANCE
  • Pikachu (Sinnoh Cap): V0LTTACKLEP1KA
  • Pikachu (Unova Cap): P1KABESTW1SH
And, the Battle of Legends is happening until Oct 18.

Watch Pokemon...
  • The Pokemon TV website and app has specially selected costume and disguises episodes!
  • The Galar Bus Video Series is just starting!

  • Check out the Tales from the Pokedex series for Halloween!

Speaking of spooky, check out 70+ pokemon stencils for your pumpkin!

In Pokemon Masters, there's a new spooky event and new sync pairs featuring Acerola and Hilbert. Acerola's regular partner is a Mimikyu... there's a spooky Mimikyu song!

Levels 451-500 are here in Pokemon Cafe Mix, featuring Hattrem.

The 17th Tetris 99 Maximus Cup is on until Monday the 19th, and it features the return of the Pokemon Sword and Shield theme! Speaking of which, Miz Sylver asked her Twitter friends which they prefer; Tetris 99 or Super Mario Bros. 35...

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit is here... have you tried it?

The demo of Pikmin 3 for the Switch is available now... the game comes out October 30th!

This is Splatoween, This is Splatoween! Splatoween, Splatoween! Splatoween, Splatoween! Trick or Treat returns! The Halloween Splatfest is October 30 to November 1st. (And, the Power Up Splatfest, featuring Super Mushroom and Super Star, will be coming in January 2021!) When it comes to the Halloween Splatfest, tell us on our Twitter poll which you prefer!

Smite's getting Ninja Turtles!

And don't forget, Overwatch's Halloween Terror is here!

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Niantic Beyond Reality Contest Grand Prize Winner Jenny Xu

Episode 199: The Niantified hundred and ninety-ninth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight, we have a special guest... Jenny Xu, creator of the many games of JCSoft, Inc. and the Niantic Beyond Reality Contest Grand Prize Winner for her company Talofa Games's Run to My Heart, a social running game that opens your heart to the world! Jenny got her start sharing her drawings on Deviant Art as Chibixi but it soon evolved into creating Flash games, like the horror comedy interactive Pokemon Ball Guy. Her most detailed games made it to mobile under the JCSoft banner: The "Can You Escape?" series, a series of escape the room games crossed with dating sims with a touch of bullet-hell, including "Can You Escape Love?", "Can You Escape Fate?", and "Can You Escape Heartbreak?". Seven Photos (The Photographic Detective), a mystery game. And Freddy's Jumpscare Factory! Run to My Heart is not scheduled for release until later in 2021, but sign up for the newsletter to keep up with their progress, or find Jenny on Twitter!

We also talk a bit of news:

In Pokémon GO, the pandemic bonuses are over! Charmander Community Day is Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Enjoy a limited-time free Remote Raid Pass every Monday from October 5 to November 30! The Pokemon GO Autumn Event is Friday, October 9 to Monday, October 12, 2020.

Check out our Pokemon I Choose You adventure being played on Twitch by friend of the show Debbie!

Pokémon Sword & Shield features creepy raid battles through October 31st.

A lot of items came out of the new Pokémon Direct, including details about the latest Sword and Shield expansion, the Crown Tundra! The full Expansion Pass Bundle comes out on November 6th. And use these codes to get the first two of eight hatted Pikachu being released to celebrate!
  • Original Cap P1KACHUGET
  • Partner Cap 1CH00SEY0U

Minecraft characters are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

Cold Stone Creamery is celebrating the Mario 35th Anniversary with a contest and new flavors and novelties!

Hi-Rez Expo (creators of Smite) is going to be online! The Smite World Championships are being held Jan 4-10. Also in Smite, they are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with FLAGS!!!

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Goodbye Jessie and James

Episode 198: the nifty hundred and ninety-eighth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we talk Poke-News!

In Pokémon GO Jessie and James are go-go-going! Also try to finish the Mega Buddy Challenge this month! Oh, and we succeed in unlocking more Megas! Plus, there's a third 1 coin Remote Raid Pass bundle here, too.

Pokemon Go's October is chock full o' events! Zapdos is here in five star raids, but Moltres and Origin Forme Giratina are coming up. Wednesdays at 6pm will be Raid Hours, featuring that week's legendary! October Tuesdays 6 PM Spotlight Hours will feature World Cap Pikachu, Original Cap Pikachu, Shuppet, and Duskull.The October Research Breakthrough encounter is Shedinja. There's also October Limited Research featuring Alolan and Galarian Meowth on Saturday, October 10, 2020! Don’t forget—in celebration of the Longchamp x Pokémon collaboration, a fashion-themed event will take place from October 2-8. The actual real life bags will be available October 13! They are cute! The Wolf Doctor should get one...

Did you get a shiny Clefable in Pokémon Sword and Shield?

Pokémon Center Shopping! The Bear Walker Series 2 skateboards are here. This year's Pokémon Halloween collection is here at the US Store!

New York Comic Con merchandise is up! There are so many hilarious products, including the NYCC 2020 Tentacle Kitty! (Past Guest Matt uses entacle Kitties as Contest Prizes!)

Monster Hunter Direct! Two new games are coming, Monster Hunter Rise on March 26th, and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin coming in the summer... There's a Monster Hunter Orchestra Concert, the livestream is Saturday October 3rd, 8 pm Japan/7 am ET, and it'll be on demand October 4th - 10th.

New Nintendo Switch Online Games!

Rocket League is free to play on everything now as of Sept 23rd!

In Smite, Amazon Prime Gaming has Code Eater Bakasura! The 2021 Birthday Submissions are open! Create something cool! This week, free Enigma Chest for three first wins of the day.

In Overwatch, check out Tracer's Comic Book Challenge. Win a cool icon, spray, and skin!

Did you like our original Pokemon I Choose You text adventure? Tonight, see Debbie play it live on!

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

PAX Pokemon Powers Up!

Episode 197: the hyper hundred and ninety-seventh episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight we have a special guest! RoxasEmoQueen of the Pax Pokemon League. The Pax Pokemon League is an alternate reality Pokemon game held at PAXes around the world, and now, for the first time ever, it's online with PAX Online, September 12-20! All the action will be happening in their Discord, where you can enter as a challenger and find battles! You can also follow them through Twitter, and Facebook! And awesome admin Roxas is on twitter too! . In addition to hosting the PAX Pokemon League Challenge, this year the "PPL" is also hosting many live streams and special events. There's an amazing schedule document online that really helps show what's going on with that! For our East Coast listeners, here's the direct link to the EDT schedule. And their Twitch channel will be streaming challenger battles a lot of the time when they are not having special events!


We also talk news!

Speaking of PAX, I'm sure many past guests are hosting panels... Ask an Enemy Studios is hosting one September 18th!

In Pokemon GO, the second Remote Rate Bundles Pass for 1 coin is live! Cressalia is in 5 star raids until September 18th. Have you tried the Reality Blending?

The Family Ties storyline in Pokemon Masters features Lusamine!

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Player’s Cup 2 is starting September 27th!

At the Pokémon Center, the Afternoon with Eevee Leafeon is here! The Pokemon Accents collection with Unown is now available! The Pikachu Mini Pins are cute. AND SINCE WE RECORDED, THE HALLOWEEN COLLECTION IS HERE!

Free Comic Book Summer is featuring a Zelda/Splatoon comic this week!

The new Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is coming out November 20, 2020. There are some great pre-order bonuses like... a ladle...

Check out the Mario 3D All Stars preorder bonuses!

Our Twitter poll on the Super Mario 3D All Stars was close!

And finally, Smite has the Voyager’s Log event until September 22nd, and the Necropolis Battle Pass is here!

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