Pokémon Sword and Shield have been well-received, but their writing has earned them their fair share of criticism. Learn what the games did right in the way they handled their characters and discover the common theme that binds them together.
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.
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.
You are about to enter the beautiful Kalos region: a region built on the tragedy of a war long past. Join us on a tour of X & Y’s themes of life, loss, and obsession, and the three great men who embody them.