Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?

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Working their way through the Pokédex in numerical order, comedians Brandon Zelman and Collin Gossel meticulously debate the nuances of every single Pokemon. *New episodes every Tuesday!*


75 - Graveler! with Graveler
Nov 19 • 58 min
Collin gets a one-on-one interview with the most rolly Pokemon: Graveler! Along the way, Collin has some big feelings about Encore, Brandon is silent inside a stasis chamber, and Graveler rolls past a lot of strangers’ windows.
74 - Geodude! with Geodude
Nov 12 • 73 min
Brandon is joined for a historic episode by the most ghost-filled Pokemon: Geodude! Along the way, Collin is dead, Brandon accidentally hurts Geodude’s feelings, and Geodude expresses his unending love for Billie Jean King.
73 - Tentacruel!
Nov 5 • 53 min
Collin and Brandon give a big tentacle hug to the most building-sized Pokemon: Tentacruel! Along the way, Collin shares details about his childhood superhero team, Brandon wants to talk more about pincers, and Tentacruel is the #GangsterOfTheOcean.
72 - Tentacool! with Melissa Rex, Director of Education at The River Project
Oct 29 • 36 min
Brandon and his sister Melissa disect the most mysteriously hoofed Pokemon: Tentacool! Along the way, Brandon reveals the death of Collin, Melissa ACTUALLY KNOWS THINGS, and Tentacool may or may not have eyes for a reason.
71 - Victreebel!
Oct 22 • 54 min
Collin and Brandon climb inside the most upside-down Pokemon: Victreebel! Along the way, Collin plays the music of Rent, Brandon shocks the world by reading ahead, and Victreebel does the world’s worst impression of a squirrel.
70 - Weepinbell!
Oct 15 • 50 min
Collin and Brandon wonder as to the purpose of the most “this is a plant” Pokemon: Weepinbell! Along the way, Collin reads poetry, Brandon reads poetry, and Weepinbell inspires poetry.
69 - Bellsprout!
Oct 8 • 67 min
Collin and Brandon fight over the most well-designed of all the Pokemon: Bellsprout! Along the way, Brandon has some great segment ideas, Collin hates on Joker, and Bellsprout eats everything it can find.
68.5 - The Sickness!
Oct 1 • 1 min
Due to an unexpected bout of sickness, episode 69 has been slightly delayed. Please send Brandon your over-dramatic well-wishes to @BrandonZelman on Twitter!
68 - Machamp!
Sep 24 • 66 min
Collin and Brandon lift a mountain with help from the most-armed Pokemon: Machamp! Along the way, Collin has a bone to pick with Bonesaw, Brandon channels some wise words from Alfred Molina, and Machamp throws literally everyone over the horizon.
67 - Machoke!
Sep 17 • 68 min
Brandon and Collin are seriously turned on by the sexiest Pokemon ever: Machoke! Along the way, Collin has some recording quality issues, Brandon realizes he’s a criminal, and Machoke poses for a sculpture.
66 - Machop!
Sep 10 • 77 min
Brandon and Collin lift the heavy weight of an unforgettable episode with the world’s biggest strongest Pokemon: Machop! Along the way, Collin becomes the prophet Earth has awaited, Brandon shares an absolutely rediculous opinion on the Jurassic Park…
65 - Alakazam!
Sep 4 • 67 min
Collin and Brandon are amazed at the intellect of the world’s smartest Pokemon: Alakazam! Along the way, Brandon has a query about spoons, Collin describes a new way to take IQ tests, and Alakazam looks down on us like a benevolent god.
64 - Kadabra!
Aug 27 • 71 min
Collin and Brandon fall in love with one of the raddest Pokemon of all time: Kadabra! Along the way, Collin rides Spirit, Stallion of the Cimmaron, Brandon judges some applesauce, and Kadabra plays Bradley Cooper’s part from Limitless.
63 - Abra!
Aug 20 • 74 min
Brandon and Collin explore the travels of one of the all-time sleepiest Pokemon: Abra! Along the way, Brandon tries to kill Collin’s dog, Collin asks a really great question about kidney stones, and Abra dreams a beautiful dream that is our reality.
62 - Poliwrath!
Aug 13 • 75 min
Brandon and Collin get f-in swol with the beefiest beefcake this side of the lifting gym: Poliwrath! Along the way, Collin does NOT kill Cornelius, Brandon has a little plan he wants Collin to get on board with, and Poliwrath crosses the Pacific Ocean…
61 - Poliwhirl!
Aug 6 • 71 min
Collin and Brandon dunk on the tadpole Pokemon that is no in any way shape or form a tadpole: Poliwhirl! Along the way, Collin reveals the ultimate fate of his website, Brandon decries the state of the world, and Poliwhirl betrays our nation to England.
60 - Poliwag!
Jul 30 • 72 min
Collin and Brandon explore the Pokemon who has the most trouble walking: Poliwag! Along the way, Brandon teaches Collin the true meaning of family, Collin comes up with the perfect Poliwag insult, and Poliwag remains resistant to punches of any kind.
59 - Arcanine!
Jul 23 • 45 min
Collin and Brandon get their first taste of legendary Pokemon: Arcanine! Along the way, Collin sends some casserole to China, Brandon tells us all about the new Lion King movie, and Arcanine fuckin’ runs across the country like four times.
58 - Growlithe!
Jul 16 • 57 min
Collin and Brandon spend some quality time petting a very good boy: Growlithe! Along the way, Brandon deals with his recent breakup, Collin serves up a nice handful of casserole, and Growlithe is a dog.
57 - Primeape!
Jul 9 • 73 min
Collin and Brandon are MAD AS HELL AND THEY’RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE over the MOST IRATE POKEMON TO EVER WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH: Primeape! In this episode, Collin gets angry, Brandon gets angry, and Primeape is fucking angry at the drop of a…
56 - Mankey!
Jul 2 • 73 min
Collin and Brandon start tired but end angry with the world’s most pissed-off Pokemon: Mankey! Along the way, Collin goes off on Amazon’s streaming interface, Brandon absolutely rips apart Amazon’s streaming interface, and Mankey, predictably, is the…
55 - Golduck!
Jun 25 • 79 min
Collin and Brandon enjoy the size of the 5’7” Pokemon: Golduck! Along the way, Collin gets kicked off the ark, Brandon shares a personal Harry Potter memory, and Golduck offers a bunch of teenagers their first cigarette.
54 - Psyduck!
Jun 18 • 72 min
Collin and Brandon examine the best character from Detective Pikachu: Psyduck! Along the way, Brandon plays the flute, Collin has a very hot take concerning platypi, and Psyduck asks whether or not you love your friends.
53 - Persian!
Jun 11 • 73 min
Collin and Brandon go full cat in a very classy episode dedicated to the classy cat Pokemon Persian! Along the way, Collin recounts a tale of his romantic past, Brandon tells a new romantic tale from the world of Bruce Almighty, and Alolan Persian fucks…
52 - Meowth!
Jun 4 • 68 min
Collin comforts Brandon through a terrible sickness as they get their ears chatted off by the talkiest Pokemon: Meowth! Along the way, we take trips deep into the confines of Brandon’s mind, hear about Collin’s attraction to Fran Drescher, and weep over…
51 - Dugtrio!
May 28 • 82 min
In an episode exactly three times as exciting as the last, Collin and Brandon DIG into the second mole Pokemon: Dugtrio! Along the way, Collin time travels, Brandon is visited by ghosts, and Dugtrio maybe causes earthquakes.
50 - Diglett!
May 21 • 80 min
Celebrating their golden anniversary, Collin and Brandon discuss a truly golden Pokemon: Diglett! Along the way, Collin discusses his history with the VERY COOL Dyad, Brandon discusses his history with the VERY COOL high school that was too good for…
49 - Venomoth!
May 14 • 53 min
On the historic week of Detective Pikachu’s release in theaters, Collin and Brandon talk about the only pocket monster on anyone’s mind: Venomoth! Along the way, Collin does NOT talk about Pitbull, Brandon can’t remember beloved childhood hero Mr.…
48 - Venonat!
May 7 • 78 min
It’s a late night for Collin and Brandon as they dissect the furriest little furball Pokemon: Venonat! Along the way, they go on an adventure with Detective Pikachu, hear disturbing tales from times long passed, and bemoan the choices of James Marsden.
47 - Parasect!
Apr 30 • 78 min
Collin and Brandon round out one of the biggest weekends of pop-culture ever with one of the biggest pokemon ever: PARASECT! Along the way, Collin does a great David Attenborough impression, Brandon starts the #CancelCollin movement, and Ed Helms narrates…
46 - Paras!
Apr 23 • 69 min
Collin and Brandon unknowingly enter the realm of horror and science otherwise known as…PARAS. Along the way, they argue rate bits in real time, argue extensively about the nature of a car, and discover the dark, unspoken truth about Paras’ existence.…
45 - Vileplume!
Apr 16 • 62 min
Collin and Brandon throw all their worries away with the help of the most fragrant pokemon of all time: Vileplume! Along the way, Brandon takes a fiery new approach to life, Collin is struck by the wonder of Vileplume’s genitals, and Vileplume reveals its…
44 - Gloom!
Apr 9 • 50 min
In the episode that the world has been clamoring for since day one, Collin and Brandon tackle maybe the best pokemon: Gloom! Along the way, Collin makes the best joke of all time, Brandon feels bad about his pornographic scene, and Gloom has cum dribbling…
43 - Oddish!
Apr 5 • 63 min
After a slight delay, Collin and Brandon return to get their blaze on with the weed Pokemon: Oddish! This little plant berry befuddles Collin at every turn, gives Brandon a glimpse into the next life, and then faceplants right into the friggin ground.
Bonus Minisode 2: The Revenge of the Minisode
Apr 2 • 4 min
Due to scheduling conflicts (that are Collin’s fault), Brandon and Collin have to postpone their much-anticipated episode on Oddish! To make up for it, Collin sings about his feelings.
42 - Golbat!
Mar 26 • 72 min
Brandon and Collin finally explore a pokemon that has more mouth than body - Golbat! This guy oscillates wildly between being a terrifying vampire and the goofiest little weirdo you’ve ever seen. Along the way, Collin talks about his childhood friends,…
41 - Zubat!
Mar 19 • 52 min
Collin and Brandon finally get their act together while discussing the pokemon BAT! Some people call the pokemon ZUbat, but I think we all know the truth. Along the way, we see some BATS, encounter a BAT, and even BATS BATS BATS.
40 - Wigglytuff!
Mar 12 • 68 min
Collin has become Death, destroyer of worlds, as he and Brandon analyze Wigglytuff, a soft Pokemon! Along the way, Brandon tries to keep things under control, Collin wants to beat the living shit out of the Jigglytuff, and Rocky sings a touching ballad…
39 - Jigglypuff!
Mar 5 • 85 min
In one of their most professional episodes to date, Collin and Brandon talk about a totally new, completely original pokemon: Jigglypuff! Along the way, they discuss Collin’s kindergarten failings, Brandon’s belief in Peruvian royalty, and Leah’s opinions…
38 - Ninetales!
Feb 26 • 70 min
In their latest and loopiest session of all time, Brandon and Collin meet the first god of the pokeverse: Ninetales! Along the way, Collin has trouble focusing due to his upcoming trip to Disneyland, Brandon tells a murderer the story of Harry Potter, and…
37 - Vulpix!
Feb 19 • 54 min
Collin, Brandon, and the Piano return to tackle one of the best pokemon yet: Vulpix! Along the way, they discuss Dr. Who, the secret unheard music, and the ongoing feud between the east and west coasts. Also, Vulpix is kind of the best pokemon ever?
36 - Clefable!
Feb 12 • 61 min
Collin and Brandon return, separated by 3,000 miles but united by a mutual interest in the “legendary” pokemon, Clefable! Along the way, Brandon offers our listeners every possession he owns, Collin defends the City of Angels, and both champion the newest…
Bonus Minisode!
Feb 5 • 4 min
What’s happening with Who’s That Pokemon?! Brandon gives a much-needed update.
35 - Clefairy!
Jan 29 • 83 min
In their last episode together before Collin moves to LA, the poke-pair explore the mystical world of the first magic pokemon: Clefairy! Along the way, they embark on another classic Detective Pikachu mystery, interview an old man who claims to have seen…
34 - Nidoking!
Jan 22 • 46 min
At long last, Brandon and Collin reach the end of the Nidoran sequence with the appropriately murderous Nidoking! Our beloved poke-pair revel in Nidoking’s undeniable sexuality with a song, a green light from Hollywood, and, of course, even more…
33 - Nidorino!
Jan 15 • 52 min
On this NIDORIFFIC episode, Brandon and the Astral Projection of Collin’s conscious essence harp on Nidorino’s anger issues, conch-like body, and whether Frankie Muniz is, in a nearby and adjacent universe, a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Check your…
32 - Nidoran♂! with Will Jacobs
Jan 8 • 57 min
Once more unto the breach, my friends! Will Jacobs joins Collin and Brandon on their second journey into the Nidoran-o-verse, where they give him a full breakdown of the WTP mythology, sing songs by Fleetwood Mac, and get real scientific about all sorts…
31 - Nidoqueen!
Jan 1 • 61 min
Collin, Brandon, and the astral projection of Collin’s Uncle David go on an amazing journey through the human body to discover what makes Nidoqueen, Queen of Pokemon, the best, most rhino-esque Pokemon of all time!
30 - Nidorina! with Katherine Dudas
Dec 25, 2018 • 52 min
Katherine Dudas joins the two most important people in her life, Brandon and Nidorina, to analyze a recent encounter Collin had with his Dad’s new girlfriend. Along the way, Brandon attempts to steer the conversation back towards Nidorina, Collin dives…
29 - Nidoran♀!
Dec 18, 2018 • 56 min
What can one say about Nidoran♀ that hasn’t been said a million times already? Collin and Brandon try their absolute hardest to find out…though their trips to Jurassic Park, the final frontier, and a Duran Duran concert yield few results.
28 - Sandslash!
Dec 11, 2018 • 70 min
Collin and Brandon sink their teeth into the most-eared Pokemon: Sandslash! After appearing in every single one of Peter Segal’s movies, rock n’ roll’s pangolin pocket monster will drop out of the tree and into your hearts and one of your favorites of all…
27 - Sandshrew!
Dec 4, 2018 • 57 min
Collin and Brandon bring you an exploration of Sandshrew from deep within yet another large ship! Since this is a sandshrew episode, they cover all their bases, including Aladdin 3: Prince of Thieves, Collin’s brand new drama script, and Brandon’s love…
26 - Raichu! with Ali Gordon
Nov 27, 2018 • 93 min
For the first episode in their post-Pikachu universe, Brandon and Collin welcome superstar Ali Gordon to the pod to share why Raichu is actually the superior electric mouse pokemon! Along the way, they share incredibly profound poke-memories, describe…
25 - Pikachu!
Nov 20, 2018 • 93 min
THE DAY HAS FINALLY COME! Brandon and Collin tackle the world’s best-known Pokemon…PIKACHU! Together, they dig into Pikachu’s alter-egos, dissect its fame and fortune, and follow it on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to solve a murder in Queens.
24 - Arbok!
Nov 13, 2018 • 45 min
Drum roll please…it’s Arbok, the Pokemon who is a cobra! Brandon and Collin delve into the mysteries surrounding Arbok’s ability to “flatten” steel barrels, get into an all-out fight over podcast length, have a beautiful reunion, and enjoy their last…
23 - Ekans!
Nov 6, 2018 • 48 min
It’s the Who’s That Pokemon El-Ekans Day Special! What better way to celebrate American Democracy than by discussing, at length, the girth of an average Ekans, succumbing to the temptations of a snake bearing the fruit of knowledge, and sniffing stuff…
22 - Fearow!
Oct 30, 2018 • 52 min
On a very spooky Halloween episode of the podcast, Collin is forced to confront the harsh realities of a world ruled by the Reddit Spearrow, who was revealed during last episode’s cliffhanger to have been Brandon the whole time. Meanwhile, Collin must…
21 - Spearow!
Oct 23, 2018 • 48 min
Who is the true villain of the Pokemon universe? Collin and Brandon believe they’ve found the answer: Spearow. They discuss the nefarious knave in great detail, telling stories of his past wickedness, and preparing us all for the dystopian future Spearow…
20 - Raticate!
Oct 16, 2018 • 46 min
Collin and Brandon finally discover the undisputed best Pokemon: Raticate! Brandon finds himself denying the obvious truth, while Collin finds himself writing the episode descriptions. Along the way, they discuss 60’s rock songs, the struggles of chow…
19 - Rattata! with Abby Russell
Oct 9, 2018 • 70 min
Collin and Brandon welcome their first ever guest to the podcast: Abby Russell from giantbomb.com! She arrives just in time for Rattata, a pokemon so good Brandon and Abby insist it’s garnered the number one spot before any discussion has taken place.…
18 - Pidgeot!
Oct 2, 2018 • 75 min
Pidgeot is a unique, if not totally un-unique Pocket Monster, and we sure learned a lot. Heads become asses, and asses heads in this rollick through the sky. Clouds can’t bog Collin down, even if rainbows are sad and he’s cracking through the sky at two…
17 - Pidgeotto!
Sep 25, 2018 • 72 min
Pidgeotto and Pidgey are NOT the same. Collin and Brandon spend an hour successfully proving this point beyond a shadow of a doubt, while also reminding the audience that Collin is among the world’s strongest men and Brandon is stuck in a time vortex.…
16 - Pidgey!
Sep 18, 2018 • 65 min
It’s time to talk about Pidgey and Collin is NOT happy about it. Nevertheless, Brandon and his grumpy buddy try to figure out if Pidgey is a bug, receive an ominous visit from Collin’s upstairs neighbor Mark, and wonder aloud why the fact that Pidgey is a…
15 - Beedrill!
Sep 11, 2018 • 58 min
Finally, a Pokémon for all the serious bee-heads of the world! Beedrill, who exists somewhere in the nebulous area between wasp, bee, and spider, is finally given the attention he deserves by Brandon and Collin. Along the way, the pair discuss all the…
14 - Kakuna!
Sep 4, 2018 • 67 min
Brandon and Collin give an in-depth look at the yellow Power Ranger of the Pokemon universe: Kakuna! Along the way, Kakuna becomes their one true god, tries on some stylish hats, battles an MMA fighter, and marries your mother.
13 - Weedle!
Aug 28, 2018 • 66 min
Pop goes the Weedle! In this episode Brandon and Collin discuss the first entirely sphere-based pokemon! Along the way, Brandon banishes Collin for committing a cardinal sin, Weedle gets an inspiring half-time speech, and the routes where you can and…
12 - Butterfree!
Aug 21, 2018 • 68 min
Collin and Brandon get to know the first Pokemon who broke their heart: Butterfree. Along the way, they decide what they’d trade it away for, discuss the ethics of eating it, and explore what it’s like to be two mortal enemies handcuffed together in an…
11 - Metapod!
Aug 14, 2018 • 61 min
Collin and Brandon prove once and for all that Metapod is the hardest dude around. Along the way, Metapod solves some local crimes, Collin feels deep shame over his rapping skills, and Brandon begins the podcast’s first chant of “Unsubscribe!…
10 - Caterpie!
Aug 7, 2018 • 62 min
Brandon and his pianist (Collin) dive into Caterpie, the first non-starter Pokémon! Aiming for a solid C+ episode, the boys talk Paul, bust the Pitbull conspiracy wide open, celebrate equality between the Caterpie genders, and fulfill every listener’s…
9 - Blastoise!
Jul 31, 2018 • 65 min
Do Collin and Brandon break down every single aspect of the final starter Pokémon Blastoise? Honey, yes. Along the way, Collin wagers his very soul, his neighbor Mark pops in, and Brandon poses the eternal query: Blastoise or jacuzzi? Also, the mystery of…
8 - Wartortle!
Jul 24, 2018 • 57 min
Brandon and Collin discover a genuine love for WarTURTLE neither of them were expecting when the episode began. They interview a 10,000-year-old Warturtle, sing an original medieval ballad, and are visited repeatedly by both the Twitter Pidgey and the…
7 - Squirtle!
Jul 17, 2018 • 56 min
Collin and Brandon get a chance to discuss the most famous criminal of the pokémon world: Squirtle. During the episode, the titular turtle pokémon is handed down a prison sentence for his crimes against Jonto region, the mystery of what’s under his shell…
6 - Charizard!
Jul 10, 2018 • 58 min
Collin and Brandon examine Billy Joel’s favorite pokémon: Charizard! Along the way, they beg the audience to give them a stern talking to, share Brandon’s personal memory of what may be the worst deal of his life, establish once and for all how big Collin…
5 - Charmeleon!
Jul 3, 2018 • 47 min
Brandon and Collin get up close and personal with Charmeleon, the asshole teenager of the Pokemon world. In all seriousness, what’s that thing on its head? How similar are Charmeleon and acclaimed Miami-based rapper Pitbull? When and where would…
4 - Charmander!
Jun 26, 2018 • 51 min
The podcast reaches its climax with the much-anticipated Charmander episode. Brandon and Collin relive their love of the fire-dinosaur while also offering their critique of its pokemon card art, planning a personal trip to Japan, and remembering the…
3 - Venusaur!
Jun 21, 2018 • 45 min
What a journey it’s been! Finally, our little Bulbasaur is all grown up and now IT’S A GODDAMN TANK. A tank with a SEXY-ASS FLOWER. Collin and Brandon place Venusaur on their fantasy football teams, do a little creative role-playing, and finally settle…
2 - Ivysaur!
Jun 20, 2018 • 65 min
Collin and Brandon definitively prove, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that their idea to dedicate an entire episode to Ivysaur is good and genius. They give the angsty flower-dog a Myers-Briggs test, try to figure out why he’s in such a bad mood, and give…
1 - Bulbasaur!
Jun 19, 2018 • 55 min
Brandon and Collin begin their journey into the ever-expanding Pokedex by breaking down the iconic first-generation grass-type starter pokemon: Bulbasaur! Where does Bulbasaur store its extendable vines? Is it secretly the most powerful of all the…