Last night, Kris from Double Jump continued her Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu adventure on Twitch. After she was done chipping away at the main campaign, she invited me on for a rematch!
We had some awesome battles, but I think the best part of hanging out with Kris was the conversation we had. During the battle and well after it was over, we just chatted for a long time and that was even more entertaining! The conversation went everywhere, from Bird Box, to Wonder Woman, Britney Spears, crazy hair styles, nightmare tales from our past retail jobs, my most epic fart, that time Kris almost lost an eye, and more! Kris and Rachel, we need to figure out how to make this off-topic chat a thing. Doesn’t matter if it’s your channel or mine, or if it only occurs once in a blue moon, we have to do it again because it was too much fun not to 😀
If you haven’t already, give Double Jump a shot! They make awesome gaming content for their site that’s released daily and they stream multiple times a week. I sing their praises as friends and content creator colleagues all the time because they’ve earned all the adoration and hype I send their way.
I never gave Pokemon Red/Blue the time of day upon its original release in the 90s. As an overly-conscious teenager, I perceived myself as being too grown up and mature for a kids game. This perception was only amplified by the fact that my little brother was obsessed with Pokemon at the time. I tried his copy of Pokemon Blue for a few hours just to see what the hype was about, but I dismissed it far too soon.
Many years after the fact, Pokemon X would be my gateway to the franchise. From there, Pokemon Go was the game that made me a fan. Though I’ve technically been to Kanto before, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee is the first time I’m visiting the region with an open mind and open heart.
Final episode of the year! The crew is gearing up for the holidays while also trading stories about audience fails at sporting events. In terms of games, we cover Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Celeste! Also, a surprise guest joins the crew for our latest game show! Who will take the belt into 2019 with them?
Thank you to everyone whose tuned in for supporting Boss Rush! We’re excited to pick things back up in the new year with our Game of the Year spectacular!
My experience with the Pokemon franchise has been one largely devoid of PvP. I never touched it in Pokemon X or Pokemon Ultra Moon, the two mainline games I played prior to Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee. Pokemon Go will be getting a form of PvP soon, but it’s been absent from that game for over two years. The only times I’ve engaged with it were during random instances where I’ve fooled around in Pokemon Stadium on the Nintendo 64 with the default Pokemon.
Taking on Kris from Double Jump the other night in a few Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee battles was an eye-opening experience. Even with just the handful of matches we played that night, it gave me a greater appreciation for the franchise’s battle system and how exciting it can be to go head-to-head with another human.
In case you missed it last night, I had the honour of making an in-game cameo on Double Jump‘s live stream as Kris and I battled in PokemonLet’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee! It’s always fun to play and collaborate with them, even though I was fighting with everything I had. Kris’ Pikachu named Piper is no joke!
Thank you to both Kris and Rachel for allowing me to play with you on your stream. It’s all love at the end of the day, but with the Pokemon wars having officially begun, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate out tomorrow, I foresee a lot of confrontation between us!
If you haven’t already, give Double Jump a shot! They make awesome gaming content for their site that’s released daily and they stream multiple times a week. I read it every day and their stream is appointment viewing for me.
I am a mainline Pokemon scrub. Having only previously played Pokemon X and Pokemon Ultra Moon, I stumbled through both of those games with the handful of Pokemon I caught along the way. I was nowhere near close to finishing up my Pokedex in either.
In the world of Pokemon Go, it’s a different story. Having played religiously every day since launch, I’m a max level trainer with over 1,100 high-level-high-IV Pokemon in storage. With PvP just around the corner, I’m ready to scrap with anyone!
These two worlds collide in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee. Once you hit Fuchsia City, you unlock the ability to transfer your Pokemon Go buddies into Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee. I just got there and I’m standing outside the building where the transfer takes place. I can send over a complete Pokedex full of high-IV Pokemon right now. But do I want to?
Working our way through to Lavender Town in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee, we run into a bunch of competition in route 9 before Team Rocket attacks us at the end! We also spend a lot of time talking about the nuances of pizza!
Jett and Jason tackle most of the big news from E3 2018. Did Microsoft bring the Xbox back to life? Was Sony’s lineup of games too much of the same? Did an overload of Smash Bros. Ultimate bring the rest of Nintendo’s presentation down? And why do people pay hundreds of dollars to go to a spa swimming pool only to not swim in it?