In-Depth Stories

Stories worth a read, deeply exploring a Pokémon-related subject.

September 21, 2020, 9:22 AM
Longform

Part I: The Components of Unova

For the 10th anniversary of the release of Pokémon Black and White, we release our tribute to the series across the rest of the month. Part I focuses on gameplay and other mechanics, as well as their themes.

Rivvon By , September 21, 2020, 9:22 AM
August 25, 2020, 6:24 PM
In-Depth Stories

Pokémon songs that debuted elsewhere

Not all songs in the Pokémon franchise first debuted in those games – including classics like the Pokémon Centre and the Team Magma/Aqua Leader Battle themes! We’ve gone deep into the history of Game Freak music to spot similarities.

May 30, 2020, 5:25 PM
In-Depth Stories

A tale of three Johtos: the evolution of the Gen II maps

You can’t make a game on your first try, and sometimes not even on your second. While developing Pokémon Gold and Silver, Game Freak went through several designs for Johto, which have now been leaked. Looking at how the world map was refined over the years tells us a lot about the evolution of the game as a whole.

Avatar By , May 30, 2020, 5:25 PM