PokéCommunity Daily is one year old!
We celebrate the first birthday of PokéCommunity Daily. Check out the articles we’ve put out in our first year!
A year ago, PokéCommunity Daily launched. We’ve come far in just a year, and to celebrate, we’re letting you guys know what we’ve done throughout the year.
We started quietly, but following a huge spike in July and then another in November, we’ve racked up the views. (It’s almost as if significant games had been released in those months!) In a year, we’ve achieved the following:
- Over 1,750,000 views, with over a million counted from unique visitors
- 434 posts (that’s roughly seven articles every six days)
- Five articles with over 100,000 views
- Sixteen articles with over 10,000 views
- Forty-two different authors – and that’s not including contributions to collaborative articles
Numbers only tell part of the story however. Check out the sort of articles we wrote!
Our most popular articles have been our Game Guides. The first notable one was for Pokémon GO, and it climbed up in views at an astonishing rate. The day after its release remains the most viewed day in PokéCommunity Daily history.
A Guide to Pokémon GO
Find out the basics of Pokémon GO, including how to quickly get to level 5 and get into the Teams and Gym battles!
Numerous guides were written for Pokémon Sun and Moon. Many were popular such as the QR Isand Scan, Festival Plaza and TM Locations articles, but our most viewed article for all time – since release late November – remains the Sun and Moon Pokémon Alola Dex article.
Sun and Moon Pokémon Alola Dex: Locations and more!
Find where all the Pokémon are in Pokémon Sun and Moon, how to evolve them, what their Abilities and Base Stats are, and more!
We’ve recently done an article on the new mobile game, Pokémon Duel, and also an analysis of how Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter deals with Pokémon from Red, Blue and Yellow.
We’ve had battling guides as well! We’ve had articles focusing on a single Pokémon, and in-depth guides on the art of Team Building.
Anti’s Competitive Battling Tips: Team-Building
In the first instalment of his Competitive Battling Tips series, Anti gives readers tips on how to improve their general approach to team building in the competitive game.
Video games were not the only area to receive guides! There are a few guides to the Trading Card Game (TCG), like the one below. Review articles on TCG sets have also featured.
Pokémon TCG: How to get started!
If you’re looking to delve into the Pokémon Trading Card Game, then look no further than this article!
ROM Hacking is another area we’ve had articles for. We’ve made guides on beginner topics, started a ROM Hacking Daily series, and tackled certain aspects of ROM Hacking, like mapping:
How To Make Your Maps Stand Out!
Do you want to diverge from the trend of fangames having bland, boring maps? Learn how!
We’ve reported regularly on Pokémon news, and sometimes were even one of the first sources on the newest leaks from Coro Coro or the like. Sun and Moon and Pokémon GO news dominated the last six months. There have been other news stories covered too, such as the Cease and Desist placed on the ROM Hack Pokémon Prism. Whenever you look at PokéCommunity Daily you’re likely to find a few articles near the top on released news.
Shortly before the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, we were fortunate enough to be granted a review copy, courtesy of Nintendo of Australia. (We also went to town with the Demo version). You can check out our in-depth review of the games below.
Aloha, Alola! PokéCommunity Daily’s Pokémon Sun and Moon Review
For both new and experienced players, Pokémon Sun and Moon introduce many significant, most welcome changes to the gameplay and the formula. Check out Daily’s extensive review on what’s new.
The lead-up to Sun and Moon gave us a lot of interesting announcements to explore. Some include speculation on the characters and plot (we did pretty well with guesses here!). There were also others on the Pokémon themselves, and what they were based upon.
What are Solgaleo and Lunala based on?
The new Pokémon Sun and Moon mascots had their typing recently confirmed. We dig around to try and make sense of the surprising allocations they received.
But we also did articles on other topics, such as an investigation into the storytelling of the games.
Show, Don’t Tell: Why the narratives in Pokémon games work
An exploration into the storytelling of the Pokémon games.
We’ve started filling you in on the latest of the Pokémon Anime! Summaries of new episodes of the Sun and Moon season, and news on the movies, has featured a lot on Daily.
Pokémon Anime Daily: Sun & Moon Episodes 1 & 2 Summary/Review
The Sun/Moon anime has arrived – here are our thoughts on the first two episodes!
We’ve presented both our own reactions to news and the Sun and Moon games, and those of the PokéCommunity members. There’s even a whole article series based on that!
Colourful Thoughts: What’s next for Alola?
Being swamped by news reveals, what does the PokéCommunity expect next from Alola? colours gathers some thoughts from around the community on what they think The Pokémon Company would reveal next!
The hard work of the PokéCommunity YouTube team has also featured. We’ve had podcast videos discussing reveals about Sun and Moon, and Battle Spot highlights. We’ve also expanded on videos, such as this one speculating on Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal becoming available on the eShop
Should Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal come to the eShop?
We touch on whether it’d be neat to see the second generation games join Red, Blue and Yellow on the Virtual Console.
Interviews and Fanwork Features
Pokémon wouldn’t be anywhere without its fans, and especially those that create a heck of a lot of cool stuff, including Eevee fanworks. We’ve done our own, such as this neat recipe for Cinnabar Volcano Burgers. Furthermore, we’ve highlighted interesting things outside of PokéCommunity, such as Garfield Pokémon.
Cartoonist makes comic icon Garfield into 1st Gen Pokémon
Shawn Bowers immortalizes Garfield by turning him into Pokémon.
Interviews with the creators of fanworks have been published too, such as our extensive interview with VisualJae.
Daily Exposé: VisualJae
We interview the lead developer of the visual novel game Pokémon Academy Life!
Sometimes we just like to have some fun, whether it’s pretending to be Blaine and presenting interesting facts, or the Name Rater rubbishing some nicknames for poor Eevee. And we had some fun during April Fools as well.
One Trainer Holds The Secret To Staying Young! Dermatologists Hate Him!
Find Out About Ash Ketchum’s Secret Technique!
And in the meantime, we’ve brought in an expert on the subject of Husbandry. If you ever want to find a Good Husband within the Alola region, you’re in luck!
Alolan Husbands and How to Catch Them
Traveling to the Alola region? Check out this handy guide to the best husband material available there!
Where to from here? The above should give you a good idea of what we’ve typically done, and you can expect more of the same there. But we’re also keen to expand our reach, doing more on the creative side, highlighting more events happening across the PokéCommunity, and featuring more fanworks.
Interested in any of these areas, and have your work seen by a healthy audience? You should check out our Daily forum section, and pitch an article idea as well! After all, PokéCommunity Daily is by PokéCommunity – anyone can contribute!
What would you like to see from the PokéCommunity Daily Staff team? Let us know in the comments! Here’s to an even bigger and better second year of PokéCommunity Daily.
Edited by Jake and Sylphiel.