Today is the 24th Birthday for the Pokemon Franchise with the Japanese release of Pokemon Green on February 27th, 1996. Everyone is getting into the spirit with huge updates and events.
Pokemon Sword and Shield has a new legendary Pokemon called Zarude. This is described as a Rogue Monkey Pokemon that is Dark/Grass type. It’s flavor text states that it “can grow vines from the back of its neck, its wrists, and the soles of its feet at will. The vines also have a healing property. If the vines are wrapped around a wound, it will heal.” Apparently Zarude can be found in dense forests of the Galar region. Below is the video showing off the new Legendary.
There is also a Mewtwo raid in Sword and Shield to celebrate Pokemon Day and the US release of Mewtwo Strikes Back. He is level 100 and available till March 1st.
Netflix released Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution to the American audience. This is a CGI remake of the original 1999 Pokemon movie. We will be reviewing this movie on next week’s podcast.
Google held a poll to determine the Pokemon of the Year and with 140, 000 votes, Greninja is the winner. This is a water/dark type Pokemon know for looking like a ninja and was featured in the Detective Pikachu movie.
In Pokemon Masters, players are able to encounter and recruit Red and his Charizard. Red origins is the first playable character from Red/Green/Blue and eventually got his own anime movie.
Along with our movie review we will also discuss our favorite Pokemon memories on the next podcast.