Scizor, the Pincer Pokémon and the evolved form of Scyther. Scizor’s wings are used to regulate its body temperature, and it intimidates foes by raising its eye-patterned claws high in the air.
Swalot, the Poison Bag Pokémon and the evolved form of Gulpin. Swalot has no teeth, so whatever it eats, it swallows whole, no matter how large the prey is.
Gyarados, the Atrocious Pokémon and the evolved form of Magikarp. Huge and vicious, an angry Gyarados is capable of destroying an entire city.
Some of the most popular Pokémon in existence are the ones we receive at the beginning of our journeys. Our Starters. And why not? They’re the first Pokemon you obtain on your journey. They almost always have great designs, as well as have great-looking evolutions. They’re with you for the entirety of the game – unless you’re the type of Philistine that deposits their starter in the PC. Sometimes they’re lacking in good stats and abilities, but that normally is besides the point. The bond we have for our Starter Pokémon is one that can’t be broken, so without further ado, here’s a rundown of our favourite Starter Pokémon.
Nintendo have always made great consoles, whether that means the humble Gameboy, the Wii or the DS, but they’ve all suffered from the same problem – the consoles and games have always been region-locked, meaning that a Japanese game couldn’t be played on an Irish Wii.
I don’t think I’m alone in saying that in my most childish of moments, I’ve often imagined what life would be like if we were to live in the Pokémon world. While the inner kid in my brain went wild at the thought of walking around the countryside with a Houndoom beside me, the more grown-up and logical side of me had to, of course, find a few flaws in this little fantasy of mine….
Crobat, the Bat Pokémon and the evolved form of Golbat. Crobat sneaks up on its prey at night with its four wings that barely make a sound.
If you’re a Pokémon fan, then the odds that you encountered a Zubat or two on your journey. Or a Zubat or two hundred.