It's Super Effective | A Weekly Pokemon Podcast

It's Super Effective | A Weekly Pokemon Podcast
It’s Super Effective is a weekly Pokémon podcast that covers news and information on Pokémon GO, the Pokémon anime, and the video games (such as Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, as well as, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee).
Season 20, Episode 37 | Rising from the Ruins!
Apr 23 • 33 min
Free Bonus Episode! This episode (S20E37) marks the reveal of a third Lycanroc, Dusk Form! Irene and Steve talk about Rockruff’s journey to evolving, the island guardian, Tapu Lele, and how characters share traits in the anime with their video game…
355 TCG Rotation Before Pokémon Worlds
Apr 22 • 100 min
The Pokémon Company has announced that there will be a full rotation of the current cards in the TCG format the day before Pokémon Worlds. Cards such as Ultra Ball, Guzma, and Tapu Lele will not be playable starting August 15th, 2019. There are Pokémon GO…
354 Detective Pikachu Talking Toys
Apr 15 • 88 min
Wicked Cool Toys released their Detective Pikachu toy line at retailers this past week, SBJ goes over what you should and should not buy. Pokémon GO burnout seems real for some trainers in the community. We talk about the past Community Day and the…
353 GO Fest Announcement
Apr 8 • 93 min
Let’s talk about Master Trainers in Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee! With new Pokémon toys coming to Burger King, we talk about how the last time the BK had toys they were recalled to an unfortunate event. Pokémon GO Fest is coming back to Chicago and we talk…
352 Pokémon Bank Bonus Downloads
Apr 1 • 73 min
Lot’s of Pokémon GO Stuff this episode. Hat Pikachu in GO, Bug event starting soon, and a recap of Lotad day. Pokémon Duel has a bit of news, but we get two Hidden Ability Pokémon in Pokémon Bank for subscribers. We also talk about how Pokémon names are…
351 Harry Potter vs. Pokémon
Mar 25 • 84 min
News regarding Harry Potter: Wizards Unite dropped, and the crew decides to talk about how much of an impact this game can have on Pokémon GO and the players who may not even care that Pokémon GO has Pokémon in it. Some minor news about Detective Pikachu…
350 Food and Pokémon from Japan
Mar 18 • 80 min
SBJ is back from Japan and talks about the Pokemon (and food) differences between Japan and the United States. This is a bit more off-topic episodes than some of the very news heavy past episodes, so just a heads up. Defense Deoxys is being added to…
349 Sword & Shield Speculation, Pokémon Mobile Makes $24.5 Billion
Mar 11 • 94 min
Listeners shout out! We hear your thoughts on the Galar map and ideas of Pokémon from the new region. We also discuss the latest Pokémon GO news, new Detective Pikachu TCG cards, and the amount of money Pokémon makes from its six mobile games.
Women’s Day: Special Episode
Mar 8 • 74 min
To celebrate Women’s Day, Raschelle, Irene, and Brittney come together to talk about the impact of women in the Pokémon series. They talk about why certain characters are influential, and how they all came to Pokémon. We hope you enjoy this different…
348 Pokémon Sword & Shield, Detective Pikachu, and Mewtwo Strikes Back!
Mar 4 • 112 min
So many announcements from the Pokémon Company all around Pokémon Day! We talk about the new Detective Pikachu trailer, the Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution trailer, rumored “armored evolution,” and our first reactions to the Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer.
347 Pokémon Day!
Feb 25 • 99 min
Pokémon Day is upon us! We cover the news and events leading up to February 27th this year! These events include a Trade and Play TCG event, a new updated Pokémon TV app, Pokémon GO events, the announcement of Worlds, and more! We also talk about how…
346 Pokémon Let’s Go Sells 10 Million Copies
Feb 18 • 75 min
Another Community Day in the books! We talk about the new AR Photo features coming to Pokémon GO. We also talk about Yo-Kai Watch not doing well in Japan recently. SBJ finally plays Pokémon Duel to explore the new $16.99 mostly fee. Finally, we talk about…
345 Shiny Meltan & Shiny Tapu Bulu
Feb 11 • 74 min
A new Pokémon TCG Dex App is available on iOS and Android. There is a new Pokémon GO event, including one that lets you have a chance of finding Shiny Meltan. We debate over if Electabuzz is a tiger or not. Pokémon has partnered with Funko Pops to bring…
344 Pokémon Platinum Woes [Featuring Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb]
Feb 4 • 105 min
Featuring Jan Ochoa from Giant Bomb (interview starts at 36 mins into the episode). Jan talks about his time with Pokémon GO and his thoughts and feelings on Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee. We also touch on Jan’s history with the Pokémon…
343 Pokémon Let’s Go Update v1.0.1
Jan 28 • 64 min
A new update is available for Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. A second movie may be in the works for Detective Pikachu. Pokemon cat hats are available for… your cats. Ariana Grande got a Pokémon tattoo, and that seems news worthy. SBJ, Will, and Greg…
342 Detective Pikachu Merchandise
Jan 21 • 75 min
With the new Detective Pikachu movie coming out this May, the Pokémon Company has decided to release a bunch of merch to support the movie! We go over the huge amount of merch being announced. We also talk about Feebas Day in Pokémon GO. On top of all…
341 Pokémon GO: Feebas Limited Research Day
Jan 14 • 71 min
The first Pokémon GO community day of 2019 is over and one week later we have another one featuring Feebas. Greg, Will, and SBJ talk about their Totodile community days. News about Pokémon GO being banned in a local cemetery. It seems that Universal…
340 Pokémon GO Made $795 Million Last Year
Jan 7 • 81 min
The first episode of 2019. We talk about how much money Pokémon GO made. How to actually battle in Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. There is a new Pokémon movie coming out this summer. With the start of the new year, Gen 8 rumors are already starting…
339 Best Pokémon Experiences in 2018
Dec 31, 2018 • 76 min
The final episode of 2018. Will, Greg, and SBJ answer you questions and talk about our 3 best Pokémon highlights of the year. We talk about what we want to see in a future Pokémon game, as well as, if we think something like Pokémon GO is worth getting…
338 A Farfetch’d in a Pear Tree
Dec 24, 2018 • 67 min
More new Pokémon GO changes that we talk about. New raid bosses, new events, new Shiny (Sandshrew) that you can get. We also talk about the new holiday stuff on Poké, as well as, come up with our own 12 days of Christmas using Pokémon ourselves.
337 Shiny Delibird in Pokémon GO
Dec 17, 2018 • 64 min
Robot Pikachu toys are coming to Japan, which are based off the Super Nerd from HeartGold & Soulsilver. A new Mewtwo movie is also coming to Japan next summer. We talk about the holiday event in Pokémon GO and what are thoughts are on the new GO Battle…
336 Keep That Catch Combo Going
Dec 10, 2018 • 83 min
How do you actually get a Shiny Pokémon in Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee? Pokémon GO is finally adding PvP and we talk about what you can expect. Also in news, TPCi seems to be hiring for a new mobile game for next year? We also talk about some new…
335 Pokémon GO Battles / The Power of Us
Dec 3, 2018 • 91 min
We watched the Power of Us, the latest Pokémon movie and we have thoughts. Trainer battles are coming to Pokémon GO, Tag Team GX cards are coming to the Pokémon TCG. Super Smash Brothers is getting some Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee content this…
011 Hello Kanto: Victory Road, Elite 4
Nov 26, 2018 • 45 min
Episode 011 and the final episode of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. Greg and SBJ journey through Victory Road to challenge the Elite 4. We compare the E4 from Yellow to these games in Pokémon choices, moves, levels, and overall…
010 Hello Kanto: Viridian City, Giovanni
Nov 25, 2018 • 27 min
Episode 010 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. Greg and SBJ tackle the Seafoam Islands and the battle with Giovanni. We also hear an old joke from Professor Oak, which was nice? Blue also presents us with a familiar item from…
009 Hello Kanto: Cinnabar Island, Blaine
Nov 24, 2018 • 31 min
Episode 009 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. The hotheaded Blaine awaits for SBJ and Greg to arrive to Cinnabar Island. We talk about how the anime episode of Blaine was a huge influence on this island and their gym leader. We…
008 Hello Kanto: Saffron City, Sabrina
Nov 23, 2018 • 23 min
Episode 008 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. SBJ and Greg head back to Saffron to challenge Sabrina for our 6th Gym Badge. We also take a detour to the Power Plant to meet our first Legendary Pokémon and to find a bunch of new…
007 Hello Kanto: Fuchsia City, Koga
Nov 22, 2018 • 34 min
Episode 007 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. The cycling road is no longer for bikes. SBJ and Greg talk about GO Park in Fuchsia City. We battle Koga, we talk about the ups and downs of connecting to Pokémon GO, we talk about…
006 Hello Kanto: Saffron City, Team Rocket
Nov 21, 2018 • 30 min
Episode 006 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. After waking a Snorlax, Greg and SBJ have to venture to Saffron City to visit the Silph Company. 11 floors of battling “bad guys,” we have to save the city, defeat Team Rocket, and…
005 Hello Kanto: Lavender Town, Mr. Fuji
Nov 20, 2018 • 26 min
Episode 005 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. Starting off in the Game Corner, SBJ and Greg talk about the fight with Archer and Giovanni and discuss the changes made in this part of the game. After saving Cubone, we head back…
004 Hello Kanto: Celadon City, Erika
Nov 19, 2018 • 37 min
Episode 004 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. Greg and SBJ arrive in Celadon City to shop, visit the arcade, explore the clean city, and battle Erika. We run into Team Rocket here after trudging through the Rock Tunnel and…
003 Hello Kanto: Vermilion City, Lt. Surge
Nov 18, 2018 • 37 min
Episode 003 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. Lots has happened since our last episode! SBJ and Greg head to Vermilion City to meet DUX, Lt. Surge, the Pokémon Fan Club folks, Mr. Mime, the Captain of the SS Anne, and an old…
002 Hello Kanto: Cerulean City, Misty
Nov 17, 2018 • 31 min
Episode 002 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. In this episode, SBJ and Greg run down the balance between catching and battling. After we spent hours in Mt. Moon, we challenged the Nugget Bridge, met Bill, adored the bike store,…
001 Hello Kanto: Pewter City, Brock
Nov 16, 2018 • 33 min
Episode 001 of our Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee coverage. In this episode, SBJ and Greg talk about our intial thoughts and feelings about the game up to the fight Brock, the first Gym Leader. We talk about the motion control using the…
334 Countdown to Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee
Nov 12, 2018 • 78 min
Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee are a couple days away! Old hat Pikachu return to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. The “dead game” that is Pokémon GO brought in 67% more money that this time last year. Shiny Tapu Lele is going to be obtainable for the first time…
333 Masuda’s Last Pokémon Game
Nov 5, 2018 • 94 min
A huge interview off Poké with GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda (Director) and Kensaku Nabana. Masuda talks about how this may be the last Pokémon game that he directs. We also hear about the inspiration of why Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee is…
332 Meltan Evolves Into Melmetal
Oct 29, 2018 • 50 min
The spooky Pokémon GO Event is here! Catch yourself a Shiny Drifloon or just try to get yourself a haunted Spiritomb before November! We get more information about Meltan, including that it’s the first known Mythical Pokémon to evolve! Our question of the…
331 Become a Master Trainer
Oct 22, 2018 • 97 min
We break down a huge interview with Masuda that was from Eurogamer. We talk about this past Pokémon GO Community Day, Gen 4 coming to Pokémon GO, and the new GO regionals too. Master Trainers seem to be the only post game offered for Let’s Go Pikachu and…
330 Sinnoh is Coming (and Meltan too)
Oct 15, 2018 • 102 min
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp crosses path with Pokémon! Gen 4 has been added to Pokémon GO, but we await it’s arrival “soon.” We learn even more about Meltan this week and get two trailers to show off how it acts, how to possibly get it, and if it…
329 Let’s Go Merchandise
Oct 8, 2018 • 76 min
New HORI merch is coming for Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee. A Psychic event is now taking place in Pokémon GO with a new hat Pikachu that visited this past weekend. Zeraora is coming to GameStop, and new Legendary Pokémon will be available at Target…
328 Meltan’s Pokémon GO Debut
Oct 1, 2018 • 71 min
Meltan is our new Pokémon with a name! Lots of Pokémon GO news regarding a ban to a very notable player of the game. We cover future community news and events coming this October. We also go more in-depth about Metlan and the connection to PikaVee and…
327 The NEW Pokémon Appeared in Pokémon GO?
Sep 24, 2018 • 108 min
A new Pokémon has appeared in Pokémon GO! This would be the 808th Pokémon that we know about? Mass confusion has hit the Pokémon world as we try to piece together who or what this “new” Pokémon is and how it fits into this past weekend’s Community Day.…
326 Ash Gets An Eevee
Sep 17, 2018 • 93 min
Mewtwo is no longer an EX Raid Pokémon in Pokémon GO! Ash gets an Eevee in the anime, making it possible that the new Pokémon in Let’s Go is not an Eevee evolution. Korea gets a bunch of events, a special edition PikaVee Nintendo Switch has been announced…
325 Nintendo Switch Cloud Saves
Sep 10, 2018 • 89 min
No more HMs in Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee! The Sun & Moon anime get a new hair style. Greg, Will, and SBJ talk about Shiny Poipole coming to GameStop, two new Pokémon TCG sets coming, and some Pokémon Duel news. We also talk about Build-a-Bear…
324 Found a Shiny in Let’s Go Pikachu
Sep 3, 2018 • 106 min
Recap of Pokémon Worlds 2018. We talk about Latios and Latias at Best Buy, new TAG TEAM cards in the Pokémon Trading Card game. Thoughts about how Pokémon Worlds was handled and the Pokémon Center that was there. Finally, our usual update on what’s going…
323 Popplio Shirts [Featuring Jeff Gerstmann from Giant Bomb]
Aug 27, 2018 • 93 min
Featuring Jeff Gerstmann from Giant Bomb (interview starts at 24 mins into the episode). Jeff talks about the time that Pokémon arrived in the United States. Jeff also gives thoughts on how Pokémon spin-off games appeal to non-hardcore fans, his favorite…
322 Celebi in Pokémon GO, Meloetta at Worlds
Aug 20, 2018 • 89 min
Lots of Pokémon GO news regarding Celebi, kids accounts, Community Day(s) and more! Will, Greg, and SBJ also talk about the passing of Professor Oak’s voice actor, Meloetta being at Worlds, and people being disappointed with Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go…
321 The Lightning Lieutenant
Aug 13, 2018 • 83 min
Pokémon has renamed Lt. Surge’s title in Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee. New DVDs coming to the States this November. Can one man handle the power of 11 phones for Pokémon GO? Finally, we get around to some e-mails this week too! 00:00:20 - Introduction…
320 Let’s Go: Venusaur is a Frog
Aug 6, 2018 • 74 min
The internet is on fire after seeing how Venusaur moves in Let’s Go: Pikachu and Let’s Go: Eevee. Pokémon GO adds two new Shiny Pokémon and a trading event for August. The Power of Us has an english theatrical release for this holiday. Your Legendary…
319 Pokémon Movies and Manga
Jul 30, 2018 • 91 min
Pokémon Manga has moved to digital. The Detective Pikachu movie is still slated for next year, but some changes are made to it. Lucky Pokémon are here in Pokémon GO and what this might mean for future Pokémon games. Greg and Micah join SBJ this week to…
318 Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee (July Update)
Jul 23, 2018 • 84 min
New hair, gender options, customizations, and more are all coming to Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee this Fall. SBJ, Greg, and Will talk about banning in Pokémon GO. We talk about Zapdos day and some minor things coming to GO. We also share…
317 Pokémon GO Fest 2018 Recap
Jul 16, 2018 • 108 min
Full recap of the 2018 Pokémon GO Fest (Saturday) in Lincoln Park, Chicago. SBJ, Will, and Micah talk about their full thoughts and feeling about the second ever Pokémon GO Fest and how the day and the event went. Disclosure: Niantic did provide us with…
316 Pokémon GO 2 Year Anniversary (Squirtle & Articuno)
Jul 9, 2018 • 91 min
Two community days this past weekend, plus reports on Pokémon GO sales numbers. New events to celebrate that Pokémon GO is turning 2 years old. Plus, we cover some news regarding a banned Pokémon anime episode! Will gives us Pokémon of the Week and SBJ…
315 Shiny Roselia
Jul 2, 2018 • 75 min
Pokémon of the week returns! We recap the first major event of the summer for Pokémon GO! We also cover some news regarding Duel, USUM downloads, and e-mails! Thundurus and Tornadus coming to Target Stores! Shiny Roselia now in Pokémon GO! 00:00:20 -…
314 Pokémon GO Friends and Trading
Jun 25, 2018 • 72 min
Regice, friends, and trading all added to Pokémon GO. Pokémon beats out Star Wars in over all sales of merch and product. Man fights other man because of Pokémon GO dispute. No real news on the Let’s Go front now that E3 is over. 00:00:20 - Introduction…
313 Recap of Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee from E3
Jun 18, 2018 • 82 min
E3 is over and we have coverage on Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Will talks about his Pokémon GO Community Day and we talk about shiny odds in that game. Will and SBJ talk about new things we learned from the Nintendo Treehouse demo of the new…
312 Space World Gold Demo
Jun 11, 2018 • 51 min
Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee clarification talked about some more. There is a new water event in Pokémon GO. Raschelle, Will, and SBJ talk about the 1997 Demo of Pokémon Gold at Space World. We also talk about the new TCG set coming! 00:00:20 - Introduction…
311 Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee
Jun 4, 2018 • 90 min
Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee have been announced for November 16, 2018. Pokémon Quest is out now and it’s delightful. SBJ, Miss D, and Will talk about our thoughts on the TPCi press conference that happened last Tuesday night via Twitter. Promotion! Nations…
310 Shiny Zygarde
May 28, 2018 • 41 min
Alolan forms coming to Pokémon GO and Adventure Week has started. Shiny Zygarde promotion starting at GameStop on June 1st and more stuff about Pokémon on Switch is talked about. Promotion! Nations Clothing:, use promo code ‘pkmncast’…
309 Switch Rumors: Pokémon Let’s Go
May 21, 2018 • 89 min
We address the Nintendo Switch rumors of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee that stormed the internet last week. Al and SBJ recap their Charmander Community Day. We also talk a little about the upcoming Madison regionals. Promotion! Nations…
308 Forbidden Light
May 13, 2018 • 87 min
Recap of the Pokémon GO Fest ticket mess. Will and SBJ talk about getting into the Pokémon TCG and we talk about some Black 2 thoughts as well. Team Skull merch has also been added to Pokémon Center as well!! Save 50% Off Soylent:…
307 Pikachu, Raichu, Gorochu
May 7, 2018 • 97 min
We talk about Pikachu’s lost evolution, Gorochu. SBJ and Micah talk Pokémon GO and helping SBJ’s mom actually get to play again. We cover news regarding new downloadable Pokemon, VCG Battle stuff, and Pokémon Duel! Charity:…
306 Pokéstar Studios is Bad
Apr 30, 2018 • 94 min
Pokémon GO information released on a plane, XY Legendary Pokémon coming next month, South Korea getting more Pokémon, and a ton of e-mails that we cover! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:12:00 - News 00:12:05 - XY Legendary 00:15:10 - Pokémon GO News 00:19:30 -…
305 Get Raikou or Entei
Apr 23, 2018 • 67 min
Raikou and Entei are at Target. Pokémon GO gets a new Community Day. More DVDs are coming to other countries. Al, Will, and SBJ tackle e-mails, Pokémon of the Week, and what to do in the shower! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:12:00 - News 00:12:05 - Pokémon…
304 Electric Hour: Zeraora & Shiny Mareep
Apr 16, 2018 • 76 min
Micah and Kay join SBJ as we talk about Pokémon GO Community day and Zeraora being announced for Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. We talk about our time at PAX East, Midwest Gaming Classic, and catching Shiny Mareep. We also talk about the anime a lot for some…
Let’s Fight Over the Best Pokémon, Live from PAX East 2018
Apr 9, 2018 • 58 min
[Live Show] Presented at PAX East, the audience helps create a list of the best Pokémon and why. Presented by Micah, Will, and SBJ, Data_Dave, and PurpleCliff. we debate the reasons of why Pokémon should be ranked vs other Pokémon. Due to this show being…
303 Field Research & Detective Work
Apr 1, 2018 • 99 min
Mew is added to Pokémon GO! We talk in-depth about the first three chapters of Detective Pikachu! Pokémon Shuffle is ending and research missions have been added to GO. Hear our thoughts about Detective Pikachu as we talk about the pros and cons of the…
302 Detective Bulbasaur
Mar 26, 2018 • 59 min
Spoiler-free, Detective Pikachu talk. Will and SBJ talk about the Bulbasaur from Community Day. We talk about the Pokken update, the Egg event in Pokémon GO, and the release of Detective Pikachu! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:30 - News 00:04:35 -…
301 Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant Bouffalant
Mar 19, 2018 • 59 min
Get your Hidden Ability Pokémon in Pokémon Bank! New stuff in Pokémon GO. We talk about playing older games and looking forward to a couple new things in future games. SBJ and Will talk about Detective Pikachu too. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:01:30 -…
300 We Made It
Mar 12, 2018 • 136 min
Three Hundred episodes later and we are here! To celebrate, we brought back some old segments, debate over the next Pokémon game, and tackle your e-mails. Thank you all for listening! 00:02:25 - Opener 00:06:05 - E-mails 00:18:25 - Extreme Speed 00:27:50…
299.96 Pokémon Day Recap & 21st Movie
Mar 5, 2018 • 69 min
Pokémon Day came and went. We talk about what happened during Pokémon Day with a focus on the trailer for the 21st Pokémon Movie coming in Japan this July. SBJ and Micah share their thoughts on Shiny Hunting in Pokémon GO too. Please send in your e-mails…
299.82 Pokémon GO Community Day & Shiny Dratini
Feb 25, 2018 • 81 min
We count how many Shiny Dratini we caught on the last Pokémon GO Community day. SBJ, Al, and Will talk about Detective Pikachu and the upcoming Pokemon Day on Feb 27th. We also give you some fun facts about Dratini! Please send in your e-mails for episode…
299.50 Genesect & the Legend Awakened
Feb 19, 2018 • 77 min
Year of the Dog in Pokémon GO. Shiny Poipole coming to Japan. SBJ and Irene talk about Genesect and the Legend Awakened as we prep for Episode 300 of It’s Super Effective. We also answer your e-mails about plushes, breakfast, and favorite Eevee. 00:00:20…
299.00 Rayquaza Arrives in Pokémon GO
Feb 11, 2018 • 103 min
Lots of Pokémon GO news and updates. Al, Raschelle, Will, and SBJ cover news about USUM update and the news regarding Pokemon GO. We also tackle topics via e-mails including custard and making podcasts. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:06:55 - News 00:15:00 -…
298 Pokémon Crystal & Ultra Prism
Feb 4, 2018 • 101 min
How to Shiny Hunt in Pokémon Crystal. Logan returns to ISE to join SBJ and Will on this heavy Pokémon Crystal based episode. We talk about e-mails, news regarding Pokémon GO, possible rumors for games on the Switch, and more. 00:00:20 - Introduction…
297 Pokémon Crystal & E-mails
Jan 29, 2018 • 71 min
Pokémon Crystal is now in the Nintendo eShop. Some new Pokémon have come to Pokémon GO. We cover e-mails about feedback on Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, favorite soundtracks, and why Will loves Generation 5 so much. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:25 - News…
296 Year of Legendary & Detective Pikachu
Jan 22, 2018 • 85 min
USUM Spoiler Free! We talk about Detective Pikachu coming to the US. There is new information about Pokken Championships, along with, the new details to the Pokken DX expansion. TCPi announced that 2018 is the “Year of Legendary Pokémon” and we share our…
Let’s Fight Over the Best Pokémon, Live from PAX South 2018
Jan 15, 2018 • 56 min
[Live Show] Presented at PAX South, the audience helps create a list of the best Pokémon and why. Presented by Micah, Will, and SBJ, we debate the reasons of why Pokémon should be ranked vs other Pokémon. Due to this show being recorded live, the audio…
295 Some Thoughts on Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Jan 7, 2018 • 119 min
Spoiler Warning! Will, Al, Raschelle, and SBJ talk about their thoughts (up to the credits) about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. There was some audio issues on SBJ’s end, so sorry about that. We talk about the Elite 4, the changes to the story, wormholes and…
294 Happy New Year & Mythical
Jan 1, 2018 • 48 min
Happy New Year! Pokemon GO (Groudon), Super Music Collection, Disney XD Movie Marathon, and Generation 8 rumors are talked about this episode! Also get a taste of Episode 01 of Season 5 of Mythical! 00:06:20 - Introduction 00:01:50 - Pokémon News 00:10:50…
293 Pokémon Holiday Events & Pokémon Crystal
Dec 25, 2017 • 69 min
Holiday Show! SBJ, Will, Al, and Raschelle talk about their thoughts on Pokémon GO, the Pikachu 2DS XL, Crystal Version, and some new Pokémon who debuted in Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. We also go over your e-mails regarding Hot Dogs and Ice Type Pokémon.…
292 Pokémon Baby Names & TCG/VGC Updates (No USUM Spoilers)
Dec 18, 2017 • 93 min
USUM Spoiler Free! A full episode of ISE bringing you news about the DVD version of “I Choose You,” Pokémon baby names, Groudon in Pokémon GO, VGC rule changes, a new expansion coming to the TCG and more. We tackle your e-mails and the “naked” Pokémon of…
291 Pokémon GO Update & Detective Pikachu Movie (No USUM Spoilers)
Dec 11, 2017 • 53 min
USUM Spoiler Free! Quick episode since everyone is still recovering from 19 episodes of USUM. SBJ and Will get together to talk about some news over the past couple of weeks. This includes Pokémon GO and talking about who was cast for the movies, as well…
19 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Finale)
Dec 6, 2017 • 46 min
Time to wrap off this series with Micah, Irene, and SBJ’s thoughts on the Elite 4 and the end-game credits. We talk about if the game was truly worth the purchase and the revisit to Alola. If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to…
18 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 8)
Dec 5, 2017 • 31 min
Mini has an 8th Trial for us this game. We take a trip around Alola wrapping up stories with old friends and collecting petals. We talk Trial Captains, Guzma, and other characters. If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do…
17 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Necrozma)
Dec 4, 2017 • 40 min
After completing the Dragon Trial, we head up to the Alter to open the portal to save Lusamine and Guzma. Necrozma shows up, as well as the Ultra Recon Squad, and we venture into Ultra Space to save things. We talk about multiple “big” battles this…
16 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 7)
Dec 3, 2017 • 30 min
Arriving on Poni Island, we are greeted with some new changes in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. We grab a flute, we meet some family of Hapu, we go through a cave, and we complete another Trial (which remains unchanged). SBJ, Micah, and Irene also complain about…
15 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Aether Foundation, Part 2)
Dec 2, 2017 • 33 min
Some new things happen this time around at the Aether Foundation. Join Irene, Micah, and SBJ as they talk about Lusamine, Faba, and the Ultra Recon Squad and the changes in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over…
14 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Po Town)
Dec 1, 2017 • 23 min
It’s Po Town time! We arrive at Po Town to talk about the lack of changes in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. We have a couple battles, Lillie gets kidnapped, we fight Nanu. It’s the same as last year. If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to…
13 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 6)
Nov 29, 2017 • 23 min
Micah is back! We talk about the Mimikyu Trial and the events that happen after said trial that leads us to some Zygarde speculation. This episode ends before Po Town. If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to…
12 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Guzma)
Nov 28, 2017 • 25 min
Big G. Your Boi. Guzma. Irene and SBJ talk about meeting the boss of Team Skull. We return a mask to Kakui, we meet Hapu again, we head off to Acerola’s trial this episode and get some more Gladion and Lillie content too to talk about. If you’d like to…
11 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 5)
Nov 28, 2017 • 28 min
Irene and SBJ are back to talk about Sophocles Trial and how different it is from original Sun/Moon. We go over the changes, and we also talk about our thoughts on the Rotom Dex and Roto Loto. If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to…
10 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Aether Foundation, Part 1)
Nov 27, 2017 • 29 min
Arrived at the Aether Foundation with a couple new surprises in Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. After we go in-depth about Ultra Beasts, we talk about arriving to Ula’Ula Island! If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so! How to…
09 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Grand Trial of Akala Island)
Nov 26, 2017 • 25 min
The Grand Trial of Akala Island to Aether Foundation(no story spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk about battling Oliva! We also meet a famous friend right outside the Hano hotel too! If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to…
08 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Ditto Five)
Nov 25, 2017 • 14 min
Pitstop at Game Freak and the Dimensional Research Lab. SBJ, Irene, and Micah also make our way through the Diglett Cave and stumbleupon a new side quest to Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon called the “Ditto Five.” If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head…
07 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 4)
Nov 24, 2017 • 32 min
From the Mallow Trial (4) to Colress talk. We compare Mallow’s old Trial to this new one. Something controversial was missing this time around. Also, Irene got her first Shiny! If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do so!…
06 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 3)
Nov 23, 2017 • 29 min
Talking about the Kiawe Trial (3) and Royal Avenue stuff. We share our thoughts on the difficulty of the game, talk about the Pokémon who wander around, and we meet our new favorite character! If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to…
05 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 2)
Nov 22, 2017 • 32 min
Talking about the Lana Trial (2) and then we meet the Ultra Recon Squad again. Irene, SBJ, and Micah talk about their teams up to this point and how hard this Trial was for them. If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head over to to do…
04 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Akala - Gladion)
Nov 21, 2017 • 28 min
We arrive on Akala Island and talk about the events up to Gladion (no spoilers after that). Micah talks about the GS Ball, SBJ talks about Ultra Beasts, Irene talks about her love of Hau. We give our overall impressions at this point into the game. If…
03 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Grand Trial of Melemele Island)
Nov 20, 2017 • 34 min
The Grand Trial of Melemele Island to Akala Island(no story spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk Mantine surf, the Alolan Photo Club, and side quests before we leave Melemele Island for bigger and better things. Also, what’s up with the Ultra…
02 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trial 1)
Nov 19, 2017 • 37 min
Ilima Battle to Trial 1 (no story spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk about the new Pokémon that appear in the grass, Team Skull, and shopping for clothes. All really enjoying the game so far minus a few hiccups here and there! If you’d like…
01 Alola! From Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Trainer School)
Nov 18, 2017 • 34 min
Beginning of the game to Trainer School (no story spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk about their first impressions of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. We talk about differences, so far, between Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. We talk…
290 Mimikium Z! (NO USUM SPOILERS)
Nov 13, 2017 • 105 min
SPOILER FREE! SBJ, Will, and Al talk about Niantic making their next game and how it may affect Pokémon GO. Bulbasaur is coming to Build-a-Bear, and Mimikyu gets it’s own Z-Crystal. This is the last normal episode before Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon!! We will…
SPOILERS - Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Leak Talk
Nov 13, 2017 • 35 min
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SBJ and Al talk about the leaks that happened for Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. This was originally going to be after Episode 290, but it’s…
289 Rainbow Team Rocket, I Choose You: Movie Recap!
Nov 6, 2017 • 127 min
Full ‘I Choose You’ movie recap starting at 01:05:00 in the podcast! Micah, Irene, and SBJ talk about the new Pokémon GO news regarding Raids and we also go over the Rainbow Rocket news, as well as, the news about Legendary Pokémon hitting Alola! We do a…
288 No Entei Club!
Oct 30, 2017 • 107 min
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is just 18 days away. SBJ, Will, and Al talk about Pokémon GO EX Raids and how Pokémon GO has or will effect the main series games. Magikarp Jump is still a thing, as well as, e-mails about the GameBoy Advance, and our…
287 This Isn’t The Alola You Thought You Knew!
Oct 23, 2017 • 88 min
New trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon debuted. Game Freak interviews about USUM being the last games on 3DS and how USUM will be twice as big as Sun & Moon. SBJ, Will, and Al go over Pokémon GO news and a White House event involving Pikachu. We…
286 Pokémon GO Halloween Event and New Z-Moves!
Oct 15, 2017 • 88 min
New Z-Moves shown for the two new Necrozma forms! Vulpix coming to Build-a-Bear, Gen 3 is coming to Pokémon GO. There is a photo contest happening to Pokémon GO too! SBJ also finally catches all the Ultra Beasts in Pokémon Sun and tells a story about…
285 Ultra Recon Squad!
Oct 8, 2017 • 84 min
The Ultra Recon Squad invades Alola! We learn about them and the new possibilities in the Ultra Sun and Moon story. Pokémon’s website hints that we’ll see new Pokémon in Pokémon GO this October? SBJ, Will, and Al talk about the final trailer for the “I…
284 Trainer Hamburger Hats!
Oct 1, 2017 • 73 min
Entei is here in the Americas for Pokémon GO! Pokken DX gets hamburger hats. Trainer issues with Pokemon GO added an extra day to the Equinox event. SBJ, Will, and Al talk about closing of the Wii eShop and the state of the SNES classic. We tackle e-mails…
283 Mantine Surf!
Sep 25, 2017 • 69 min
News regarding Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has hit. SBJ catches a second Mewtwo in Pokémon GO. Will and Al provide insight about the Battle Tree and other e-mails that come through. The Pokémon GO Equinox event is also here. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:05:50…
282 UB Assembly & UB Burst! [Featuring Ray Rizzo]
Sep 17, 2017 • 115 min
Featuring Pokémon Video Game World Champion (x3), Ray Rizzo! Will and SBJ talk about the new UBs shown in the latest Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon trailer. We go in-depth about possible new Pokémon and our thoughts on Ultra Beasts. SBJ caught a Mewtwo from…
281 Kingdra & Raikou!
Sep 10, 2017 • 73 min
Raikou in Pokémon GO! Pokémon GO seems to be slowing down in users with no word on when Mewtwo is coming or if it will bring back more people. The new Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon guidebook seems to hint at a National Dex for the game. Pokémon CEO thought the…
S20E04 First Catch In Alola, Ketchum-Style! [Bonus Anime Episode]
Sep 4, 2017 • 37 min
Bonus Anime Episode! Since SBJ is at PAX West, here is an anime episode featuring SBJ and Irene. These episodes are made for our Patreon-backers, but figured this might be a good treat. The first 10 mins is news focused, the last is about the episode.…
280 The Ultra Show!
Aug 28, 2017 • 118 min
A new trailer was shown for Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. SBJ and Will break down the differences between the old and new Alola maps. Pokémon GO is bringing Mewtwo, we talk about that. After years, SBJ and Will play some Pokémon TCG and we go in-depth about…
279 The Clickbait [Featuring Reversal]
Aug 21, 2017 • 58 min
Featuring Pokémon GO YouTuber, Reversal! Reversal and SBJ talk about clickbait on YouTube, Pokémon GO Fest, spoofers, growing up with Pokémon, and more! Small news section this week because SBJ & Will were both at Gen Con this past week! Reversal YouTube:…
278 The Seventh Year
Aug 14, 2017 • 77 min
[Live Podcast] Shiny Pikachu in Pokémon GO, new Lycanroc Form, and the 20th Movie coming to theaters! SBJ, Will, and Travis talk about the latest Pokémon news, we cover e-mails about Pokémon based on animals, and Travis leaves us brokenhearted. This…
277 The New Lycanroc (Dusk Form)
Aug 7, 2017 • 80 min
We are back from the MN PokéCon where we met Professor Oak! *wonderful!* News of a new form (Dusk) for Lycanroc has been shown off for Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. SBJ and Will have some tips about Raid Legendaries in Pokémon GO. Will explains the new TCG Draft…
276 The Pokémon GO Lawsuit & The Ultra Sun/Moon Rumors
Jul 31, 2017 • 92 min
Rumors about Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon surface. We talk about the fallout of Pokémon GO Fest and the new lawsuit that appears for attendees not happy that they had to pay for travel. We also go over the Milwaukee County Parks Pokémon GO issues, new codes for…
Bonus! Pokémon GO Interviews [Featuring Reversal, Trainer Tips, CND, Twintendo, & Pokémon GO Radio]
Jul 29, 2017 • 36 min
SBJ talks with Nick from Trainer Tips, Reversal, CND, Twintendo, and the folks over at Pokémon GO Radio all at Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago. You can find links to all of them on our YouTube page:…
275 The Pokémon GO Fest Recap
Jul 24, 2017 • 120 min
We talk about the entire Pokémon GO Fest experience! Talks range from the good that came from the event, and of course, the bad that came from the event. From John Hanke getting boo’d, Pikachu Raids, Unown appearing, Heracross showing up, sunburn, and…
274 The Unown
Jul 17, 2017 • 84 min
News & details about Pokémon GO Fest, Unown YouTube Video, and the 20th Pokémon moive all talked about in the episode. SBJ and Will talk about the impacting gaming can have on kids and adults, as well as, we talk about our Pokémon of the Week! 00:00:20 -…
273 The Pokémon GO Anniversary!
Jul 10, 2017 • 110 min
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Pokémon GO, be on the lookout for a special Pikachu while exploring your world! SBJ, Will, and Travis talk about Pokémon GO Fest, The Anniversary Box Sale, and North American International Championships! We also…
272 The Magikarp Jump Update
Jul 3, 2017 • 103 min
Pokémon GO Raids are still fun! SBJ, Micah, and Travis talk about the Magikarp Jump update and a couple strategies in regards to that. Speaking of strategies, we talk about the 2017 US International tournament happening this past weekend. We also tackle…
271 The Pokémon GO Gym & Raid Update
Jun 26, 2017 • 98 min
All your information regarding Pokémon GO Fest and the changes to the Pokémon GO gym rework. SBJ, Will, and Travis all talk about the new raid system, the free gifts for Sun/Moon, and getting married in Japan with Pikachu. We also address some e-mails and…
270 E3 Recap - Pokémon Switch - Marshadow
Jun 19, 2017 • 82 min
Nintendo E3 Recap. SBJ, Travis, and Will give their impressions on the Pokémon announcement for the Nintendo Switch. We touch on a few other E3 things before talking about Pokémon GO and Marshadow. We tackle your e-mails regarding an open world Pokémon…
269 Ultra Sun - Ultra Moon - Pokémon GO Fest
Jun 11, 2017 • 83 min
Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago is happening! SBJ and Will break down the Pokémon Direct and talk about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. We are still playing Magikarp Jump and we talk about that update too. We go over Pokémon marketing and discuss the state of…
268 Pokémon Profit - Cycling Road - Tiny Tourney
Jun 5, 2017 • 96 min
Pokémon reports making a net profit of $143.3 million during their last year. We talk about Pokémon GO and still playing it after Adventure Week has come to past. Magikarp Jump is still an active mobile game that we are playing. Tiny Tourney is coming up…
267 Magikarp Jump - Pimp My Ride [Featuring Braxton Burks from Pokémon Reorchestrated]
May 28, 2017 • 152 min
Featuring Braxton Burks! Pokémon: Magikarp Jump is here! We go in-depth about our experiences with this new mobile game. The Pokémon Sun & Moon anime debate never ends, we talk about that. Braxton Burks from Pokémon Reorchestrated joins us to talk about…
266 Adventure Week - Pokémon Anime - Squirtle
May 22, 2017 • 93 min
Adventure Week for Pokémon GO (catch those Rock-type Pokémon)! We debate over the new Sun & Moon anime, we talk about Squirtle coming to Build-a-Bear Workshop. E-mails range from losing Pokémon games to asking what Pokémon town we’d want to live in. We…
265 Pokémon VGCs - Magikarp [Featuring Joe Merrick from Serebii]
May 14, 2017 • 150 min
Featuring Joe Merrick from! (Interview starts at about 48 mins in!) We talk about the AZUL codes, the Magikarp song, and paying to enter the Pokémon National tournament in Indiana as both a player and a spectator. Joe talks about running…
264 Lycanroc - Bidoof - Snorlax [Featuring Pat Baer]
May 8, 2017 • 99 min
Featuring Pat Baer! More Pokémon Stars rumors recently came up. Pat talks with SBJ about his love of Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun/Moon (from the Baer Cave). Micah and SBJ talk more about Lake Park and Pokémon GO. We answer e-mails regarding Sound-type and…
263 Pokémon Sun - Russia - Pokémon GO
May 1, 2017 • 104 min
New Pokémon Shuffle update! News about a Russian getting arrested for playing Pokémon GO. Logan gives his thoughts on Pokémon Sun/Moon. Will and SBJ debated about exposure and paying artists.
262 Live - C2E2 - Show
Apr 24, 2017 • 32 min
[Live Show] Recorded live at C2E2 2017. SBJ starts off the show with 6 trivia questions. You hear a lot of “nopes”, but they are kept in to give you, the listener, time to answer on your own. The later have is SBJ reading audience questions and counting…
261 Marshadow - Space Jam - Eggstravaganza
Apr 17, 2017 • 78 min
Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza is here, as well as, Marshadow! We talk about Marshadow being shown during the new Pokémon movie trailer. SBJ shares a Pokémon Easter story, Micah recaps the Midwest Gaming Classic, Will talks about losing his PS Vita. We also…
260 Pokémon Stars to Remake of Diamond & Pearl
Apr 11, 2017 • 72 min
Would you want a remake of Diamond and Pearl? Would you like to see Pokémon Stars on 3DS or Nintendo Switch? Are any of these actually happening!? If it’s an open ended question - the answer is usually “no”, but we talk about all that stuff anyways! Also…
259 Zelda to Drifblim
Apr 1, 2017 • 77 min
We discuss the new season of Mythical and give you a small taste! We also go over some e-mails that ask about Zelda, Pokemon Stars, which Pokémon we’d like to be, our Slack community, and more. Travis talks about using a competitive Drifblim! Enjoy!
258 Water Festival to Playstation Vue
Mar 27, 2017 • 86 min
The Pokémon GO Water Festival is here to grace us with Shiny Magikarp! SBJ explains what PS Vue is to Travis. Micah talks about how he cannot find a Mimikyu plush. We go over Ash Pikachu news and your e-mails involving more wet burritos.
257 Cheeseburgers to Pizza
Mar 20, 2017 • 61 min
Back from PAX East we go over e-mails and talk about some Japanese exclusive downloadable Pokémon. We also talk about types we’d like to see and we provide a moveset for Porygon2.
256 Live Show to PAX East 2017
Mar 13, 2017 • 47 min
[Live Show] Recorded Live at PAX East in Boston. The crowd at PAX East decided the Top 10 Water Pokémon and asks SBJ, Travis, and Will questions (both Pokémon and non-Pokémon related) for the hour. First time ever all three of us are at a convention…
255 Nintendo Switch to Vitamins [Featuring Brennan Williams from NXT]
Mar 6, 2017 • 116 min
Featuring Brennan Williams from WWE/NXT aka @GREATBLACKOTAKU. SBJ talks to Brennan about his love of Generation 3, his football career into his wrestling career, and what he enjoyed about Sun/Moon. Will and Micah talk about working out! We talk about the…
254 Pokémon Day to Burrito Day
Feb 27, 2017 • 107 min
Happy Pokémon Day! We cover everything about Pokémon Day and answer your e-mails. We talk about Mythical, a future Kickstarter, Pokémon GO update, Travis’s love of Citizen Kane, Pokémon games coming to Nintendo Switch and more.
253 Pokémon GO to amiibo [Featuring GandaKris]
Feb 19, 2017 • 130 min
Featuring GandaKris, custom amiibo artist. Generation 2 for Pokémon GO is here! We talk about the new update and the problem with Pokémon GO in Milwaukee County Parks. SBJ sits down with @MissGandaKris and talks about her custom amiibos. Finally, we…
252 Sun to Moon
Feb 13, 2017 • 81 min
Pokemon GO, Pokemon Duel, Pokemon Sun/Moon, Pokémon e-mails, and more! SBJ, Tavis, and Will cover a variety of e-mails and a range of Pokémon topics to start off our first episode in the brassiness of Generation 3.
251 Pikachu to Podcasting
Feb 6, 2017 • 91 min
New Pikachu 3DS XL coming out, new DVD box set, new Pokémon Center items, and a new podcast for your ears! SBJ, Travis, and Will answer listener mail, cover some Pokémon news, and give you a set for Wigglytuff to use in the VCGs. Enjoy!
250 This Is Fine
Jan 30, 2017 • 106 min
[Live Show] Celebrate 250 episodes of PKMNcast as we answer community questions, talk about Pokémon Duel, talk about Pokémon Bank, and compare plushes to cats. This was recorded live on Twitch and the audio was cut down and edited for easier audio-only…
249 Abilities [Featuring SuperDuperDani]
Jan 23, 2017 • 94 min
Featuring SuperDuperDani of YouTube. We cover the recent Pokémon GO update and news. We also talk about the new Pokémon Sun/Moon abilities introduced in Generation 7. SBJ sits down with SuperDuperDani to talk about her channel and how she creates content.…
248 Nintendo Switch & Update v1.1
Jan 15, 2017 • 79 min
Impressions on the Nintendo Switch. Pokemon Sun and Moon Update v1.1 is ready too. We talk a little bit about news, some new Switch games that look good including ARMS, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Zelda, Bomberman, and more.
247 Alolan Vulpix, GTS, Boat Race
Jan 9, 2017 • 51 min
It’s Super Effective now has it’s own subreddit! - SBJ, Micah, and Will talk about the QR Festival Plaza goal, favorite Sun/Moon character, favorite way to eat eggs, and we give you a moveset for Vaporeon.
246 Alola New Year
Jan 2, 2017 • 59 min
2017 is here! We go over a ton of listener mail and talk a little bit about Pokémon GO, Battle Royal, Triple Battles, HMs, Team Skull, and more!
245 Bottle Caps [Featuring Justin Flynn]
Dec 27, 2016 • 118 min
Featuring Justin Flynn! We talk about Justin’s time as a 2x Pokémon Commentator and a Nintendo World Championship host. We also talk about pizza and our holiday. News includes Pokémon GO updates and a new Festival Plaza event too. Interview starts at 35…
244 Berry Farming & Festival Plaza
Dec 19, 2016 • 83 min
Pokemon GO still coming out for Apple Watch. We talk about both Berry Farming and Festival Plaza in Pokémon Sun/Moon. Questions are answered, as well as, our Pokémon of the week! Enjoy! Support us:
243 Rebuilding Alola
Dec 12, 2016 • 115 min
Recap of our thoughts on Generation 7 with Will, Travis, and SBJ. We talk about the Pokémon GO Update, new Pokken fighter, and our likes/dislikes of Pokémon Sun/Moon. We also talk about the new outlook of Pokémon of the Week! This episode does contain…
13 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Finale)
Dec 4, 2016 • 73 min
Time for the Elite 4 and to become Alola Champion. We share our final thoughts on Gen 7 and express our last and overall thoughts of this game! Series finale.
12 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Ultra Space)
Dec 2, 2016 • 41 min
Time to enter Ultra Space to be a hero. We talk about the rest of the story that doesn’t include our journey on becoming a Pokémon Trainer. We also talk about catching legendaries and family issues.
11 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 7)
Dec 1, 2016 • 57 min
Arriving on Poni Island, we tackle the 7th Trial and the Grand Trial here. We get another flute, we get a new Ride Pager, and we meet a new face! We also see some fallout of Team Skull and explore some caves.
10 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Aether Foundation)
Nov 29, 2016 • 60 min
The Aether Foundation.
09 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Guzma)
Nov 29, 2016 • 69 min
Time to head into Po Town. We find out more about Team Skull and see another side of them. Irene breaks down why she doesn’t care for Team Skull’s inspiration. We learn a bit more about Guzma and get ready to journey off of Ula’Ula.
08 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 6)
Nov 27, 2016 • 50 min
It’s your boy… Guzma! After returning the mask to Kukui, we meet the leader of Team Skull. After that adventure, we head off to our sixth Trial and it’s a spooky one!
07 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 5)
Nov 26, 2016 • 38 min
We take the Exeggutor Bus up to our next Trial. We talk about our experiences when we finally arrive to Ula’Ula. Let us know your experiences on Twitter: @pokemonpodcast
06 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Lusamine)
Nov 25, 2016 • 67 min
After visiting with the Aether Foundation, we move through the Diglett Cave to battle Big Sister and Olivia. After we complete those battles, we take a trip to Aether Paradise to finally meet Lusamine.
05 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 3 & Trial 4)
Nov 22, 2016 • 35 min
We talk about the Fire Trial and the Grass Trial in this episode. SBJ, Micah, and Irene go over some new Poké-Rides and talk about how different the Trials have been up to this point. We also talk about meeting an old face from Black and White.
04 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 2)
Nov 21, 2016 • 43 min
We finally meet Lana and conduct her Trial. After Lana’s trail, we meet a new character when we arrive to the Battle Dome in Royal Avenue. Follow @pokemonpodcast on Twitter to stay up to date.
03 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Gladion)
Nov 20, 2016 • 44 min
We talk about getting to the second island after the first Grand Trial. We go in depth about Team Skull and their newest member introduced. We also talk about our experiences with a couple new cities and the new “Day Care”.
02 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trial 1)
Nov 19, 2016 • 56 min
First Trial complete and we get our first Z-Crystal. We talk about Team Skull and the first big city. Hear our thoughts on the new clothing and hair styles. We also go in-depth of the new Trial mechanic.
01 Alola! From Pokémon Sun & Moon (Trainer School)
Nov 18, 2016 • 58 min
Beginning of the game to Trainer School (no spoilers after that). SBJ, Micah, and Irene talk about their first impressions of Pokémon Sun and Moon. We talk about the new changes and the story being introduced.
242 Countdown to Pokémon Sun & Moon
Nov 13, 2016 • 131 min
Pokemon Sun & Moon are coming this week. We talk about our podcast plans for release. We touch on Pokken news and Pokemon GO news. We talk about the 12th episode of Pokémon Generations and we go over listener e-mail too. Enjoy!
241 Nuzlocke Challenge [Featuring Griffin McElroy from CoolGames Inc.]
Nov 1, 2016 • 161 min
Featuring Griffin McElroy of Polygon/MBMBaM/Adventure Zone. SBJ sits down with Griffin and talks Pokémon and his Nuzlocke run of Pokémon Y. SBJ, Will, and Travis talk Pokémon GO and answer e-mails. We are prepping for the Pokémon Sun and Moon launch in…
240 Decidueye | Incineroar | Primarina
Oct 30, 2016 • 108 min
We unwrap Decidueye, Incineroar, and Primarina in this episode. We also talk about the two newest and spooky Pokémon Generation episodes. We also touch on the new Pokémon GO Halloween update! Red and Blue are back in Sun & Moon too!
239 Pokémon Sun & Moon | Demo | Data Leaks
Oct 22, 2016 • 130 min
No spoilers, we talk about the Sun & Moon demo. After the ending credits, we talk about the data leak that happened with Sun/Moon. We also cover episode 08 of Pokémon Generations, Pokémon GO, and talk about some news and… you know… other stuff.
238 Team Magma | Silvally | Pokémon GO
Oct 16, 2016 • 125 min
Is Team Magma better than Team Rocket? We go over episode 04 and 07 of Pokémon Generations. We also calculate damage in Pokémon GO. Finally, we touch on all the new Sun & Moon Pokémon shown this past week including Silvally and Steenee and more. Enjoy!
237 Pokémon GO | Generations | Sun & Moon
Oct 9, 2016 • 126 min
First impression of Dartrix, Torracat, and Brionne. We talk about the new Pokémon GO updates coming. SBJ, Travis, and Will also cover episodes 05 and 06 of Pokémon Generations. We talk about how the Keldeo movie is pretty bad too. Enjoy!
236 International Championships | Charizard | Yo-kai Watch
Oct 2, 2016 • 100 min
New VCG and TCG information has been announced for the International Championships, 2017 Play! Pokémon season. We talk a little about Yo-kai Watch and the new XY—Evolutions expansion. We also tackle your e-mails. Enjoy!
235 Lycanroc | Japan | Monster Hunter [Featuring Gaijinhunter]
Sep 24, 2016 • 157 min
Featuring Adam aka Gaijinhunter. We cover the 3rd episode of the Pokémon Generations shorts. SBJ sits down with Adam (Gaijinhunter) and talks about living in Japan, Pokémon GO, and how to get into Monster Hunter. Travis also delivers us a moveset for the…
234 UB-02 | Pokémon Generations | Werewolves
Sep 17, 2016 • 110 min
Pokémon Generations talk is here! We go over the first two episodes of Generations. We also cover the news on UB-02 and Rockruff’s evolution that was shown in CoroCoro. We also talk about lore and Slaking too.
233 UB-01 | Pokémon GO Update | Aether Foundation
Sep 11, 2016 • 96 min
Type: Null and more new Pokémon were recently shown. We talk about the next big Pokémon GO update and the Pokémon GO Plus. With more new Pokémon Sun and Moon news, we go over the Aether Foundation and Team Skull storylines too.
232 PAX West | Live Show
Sep 7, 2016 • 60 min
Live from PAX West 2016. SBJ talks about the new Pokémon and what their names are based off of and possibly what animals they are based off of too. This entire show was live in front of an audience and live on!
231 Alolan Rattata | Nintendo Direct | E-Mails
Sep 4, 2016 • 92 min
We answer your e-mails about Pokémon GO, Pokémon Sun/Moon, and other Pokémon related things. With not a lot of news, this was recorded before the trip to PAX West. We debate over Alolan Rattata too. Enjoy!
230 Milwaukee + Pokémon GO Appraisals [Featuring Ophidian from CHIKARA]
Aug 27, 2016 • 118 min
Featuring Ophidian from CHIKARA. We talk about Milwaukee County Parks wanting to remove Pokémon GO stops from all their parks. We talk about the new Appraisal feature added and we go over the falling Pokémon GO population. Worlds 2016 is over, so we talk…
229 Pokémon GO Cheating + Worlds 2016 + Palossand
Aug 21, 2016 • 103 min
New Pokémon such as Palossand, Crabrawler, and Stufful shown. We cover an article that soft bans a Pokémon GO player. We share our thoughts on how the 2016 Worlds was set up and conducted. Enjoy!
228 Alolan Riachu + Wishiwashi + Z-Rings
Aug 14, 2016 • 120 min
Alolan Raichu, Alolan Exeggutor, Gumshoos, Lurantis, Wishiwashi, and more were talked about! We talk about Team Skull and Z-Rings. We talk about the new Pokémon GO update. We also talk about Pokémon Worlds coming up and our Pokémon Center experience at…
Special Episode: Top 10 Best Pokémon
Aug 5, 2016 • 187 min
The Kickstarter Episode, but for everyone now! Like any Kickstarter, we are two years late on this episode. SBJ, Travis, Will, and Micah debate the best Pokémon. All four of us bring 10 Pokémon each to the table. Then we break down that 40 into ISE’s Top…
227 Pokémon GO + Water + Gen Con [Featuring Marriland]
Jul 29, 2016 • 136 min
Featuring Marriland! This was recorded before the updates to Pokémon GO and before the new Alola Pokémon were shown. We celebrate our 6th year of podcasting with a new look. We talk about Pokémon GO and Pokémon at Gen Con. We also chat with Marriland and…
226 Anxiety + Meditation + Comfey [Featuring Dan Ryckert from Giant Bomb]
Jul 22, 2016 • 134 min
Featuring Dan Ryckert from (interview starts at about 1:10:00)! Dan and SBJ talk about Pokémon GO, his book on anxiety, how meditation has helped him in life, and more! We also talk about Logan’s experience with Pokémon GO, the 6 new Pokémon…
225 Mimikkyu + Pokémon GO [Featuring Austin Creed/Xavier Woods from UpUpDownDown/WWE]
Jul 16, 2016 • 161 min
Featuring Xavier Woods/Austin Creed from WWE/UpUpDownDown. Two new Pokémon shown, Darkrai coming to Pokken Tournament, and we talk a TON of Pokémon GO. On top of all that, SBJ sits down with WWE Superstar, Xavier Woods (Austin Creed), and we talk about…
224 Pokémon GO + Pokémon GO + More Pokémon GO
Jul 10, 2016 • 55 min
Even with server issues, Pokémon GO is still something that has grabbed our attention for more. We talk basic news coming out leading into our back and forth thoughts on the first couple of days of Pokémon GO.
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 05 | Eevee Evolutions & Egg Tips
Jul 9, 2016 • 25 min
How to get the Eevee evolution you want, egg tips, Pokémon GO is now in more countries, and more! We take a walk down to Lake Park in Milwaukee and see over 400 people get together to watch Pokémon movies outside and play #PokemonGO.
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 04 | Lure Modules & Austin Creed
Jul 8, 2016 • 28 min
Does incense stack with a Lure Module? What is the fastest way to level up? Should I boost the CP of my Pokémon before or after I evolve it? I talk about all this and also meeting WWE Superstar, Xavier Woods, (Austin Creed) too.
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 03 | Rare Pokémon & Basic Tips
Jul 7, 2016 • 17 min
Pokémon GO is delayed for newer countries. Servers are still having issues, so we go over some tips to prepare you to best use you time when you login and can finally play.
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 02 | Top Grossing in iTunes & Trainer ID Info
Jul 6, 2016 • 17 min
Connectivity problems plague day two of Pokémon GO. I start a new account using my Google e-mail address and not my Trainer ID. I talk about starting over, Pokemon GO becoming the top grossing app in iTunes, and going over the basics.
Pokémon GO - Journal Report 01 | First Impressions & Server Issues
Jul 5, 2016 • 18 min
Pokémon GO is out! Let’s talk about Day 01 with the new mobile app and what we’ve run into so far. We talk about the server issues and the in-app purchases. This is not a normal episode of It’s Super Effective.
223 Cutiefly + Rockruff + Bruxish
Jul 3, 2016 • 34 min
Seven new Pokémon where shown including Cutiefly, Bruxish, Vikavolt, and more! We also got Rockruff and Komala named from before too. We quickly go over all these Pokémon for our 4th of July episode!
222 Zangoose + Mystery Dungeon + Tauros
Jun 24, 2016 • 65 min
Three old Mystery Dungeon games hit the Wii U virtual console. We talk about the two new New 3DS XLs coming to Europe and we also answer which of Ash’s Tauros is our favorite. Zangoose is the Pokémon of the Week.
221 Pikipek + Yungoos + Grubbin
Jun 17, 2016 • 89 min
E3 week is finally over. We saw another three new Pokémon (Pikipek, Yungoos, Grubbin) in Sun and Moon, on top of, getting a rough date for when Pokémon GO will be available. Is Pokémon GO Plus to expensive? How do we feel about Battle Royal? Who is the…
220 Rock Dog & Koala Pokémon
Jun 11, 2016 • 72 min
CoroCoro scans showed us two new Pokémon for Sun and Moon called Nekkoara and Iwanko. One is a Rock-type dog and the other is a Normal-type Koala Pokémon. We talk about E3 2016, Pokémon GO, Poké and thew new Zygarde formes! Enjoy!
219 Solgaleo & Lunala
Jun 4, 2016 • 81 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about the recent Pokémon Sun and Pokemon Moon Trailer. We also go over Pokémon GO information, and the Hong Kong issue with Pikachu. We also cover a lister e-mail and do our Pokémon of the Week!
218 Competitive Pokémon Cheating & Pokémon GO Beta
May 29, 2016 • 89 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about cheating in the Pokémon VGC. We talk about Pokken falloff and the hype of Pokémon GO. We also talk about the new Mixlr channel, Stellaris, and Nintendo Badge Arcade.
217 Alola Region & Volcanoes
May 21, 2016 • 60 min
[Live Show] SBJ and Will talk about the possible final types for Rowlett, Litten and Popplio. We also talk about Hawaii and the Alola region. This includes some volcano talk. Enjoy!
216 Rowlet & Litten & Popplio
May 10, 2016 • 55 min
[Live Show] SBJ, Will, and Travis talk about the new Pokémon Sun and Pokemon Moon starter Pokémon. We welcome Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio to the Alola region. We talk about our thoughts on the recent news. This show was recorded live on
215 Twitch & New Sun/Moon Pokémon
May 6, 2016 • 44 min
[Live Show] SBJ, Micah, and Will do a live episode of It’s Super Effective on We talk about new Pokémon coming in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. We also talk about Pokémon Go and a man who stole some Pokémon cards from Walmart!
Fallen Heroes (Crafted ISE Cut)
Apr 30, 2016 • 82 min
This is a an edited episode of Dungeons & Dragonites crafted for “It’s Super Effective” listeners. In Episode 09 death approaches more than one hero. Some characters don’t make it, others barely hold on. presents Season 1 of Dungeons &…
214 Darkrai & Alexa
Apr 23, 2016 • 70 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about Pokemon Go and the Rise of Darkrai. We also go over listener mail, explain what the Amazon Alexa is, and tackle our Pokémon of the week.
213 Mudkips & Arceus
Apr 15, 2016 • 50 min
SBJ, Will, and Tyler talk about podcasts and some Pokemon news. We go over Magearna’s official typing, some new Pokémon clothes, and a possible live action Pokémon movie. We also talk about Arceus and the Jewel of Life too.
212 Midwest Gaming Classic & Clash Royale
Apr 13, 2016 • 68 min
SBJ and Micah talk about the weekend at the Midwest Gaming Classic. We go over the pros and cons of the show and some shady rom-hacks being sold there. We also talk about future movie nights with the crew, as well as, some Clash Royale.
211 Jirachi & Geodude
Apr 5, 2016 • 67 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk some Pokémon news regarding Jirachi and the no news on Pokémon Sun and Moon. We go over e-mails and tackle our Pokémon of the Week. Sorry for the late show!
210 YouTube to Twitch [Featuring TheJWittz]
Mar 22, 2016 • 113 min
Featuring TheJWittz. SBJ and Will talk about Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions Tour and the Pokémon Go news. After that, we sit down with TheJWittz and talk about his thoughts on Pokken Tournament and his YouTube/Twitch career. We ask him a range of questions…
209 Live at C2E2
Mar 19, 2016 • 58 min
This podcast was recorded live. SBJ speaks in front of a full room of 200 people at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.
208 Pokken Tournament Review: Should You Buy It?
Mar 14, 2016 • 53 min
A full review of Pokken Tournament. Should you buy it? SBJ talks about the playable characters, the online, the local multiplayer, and how the game feels. Is it worth $60? Depends.
BONUS - Community Night Trimps
Mar 9, 2016 • 73 min
This is a bonus episode of “It’s Super Effective”. It was recorded while SBJ played Trimps live on Twitch and answered community questions. 20 mins of it was cut to make it easier to listen to in podcast form, so hopefully it’s somewhat enjoyable.
207 Pokémon Sun & Moon to Playing Pokkén Tournament
Mar 4, 2016 • 102 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon. SBJ plays Pokkén Tournament and answers some questions about it. We talk about our past DnD game and answer some listener mail and tackle Parasect as our Pokémon of the Week.
Season 01, Episode 01 – Dungeons & Dragonites [Pilot Episode]
Feb 28, 2016 • 106 min
Pilot Episode of Dungeons & Dragonites. SBJ, Greg, Travis, Logan, and Jeff create characters in our world and start our adventure. Next episode is Monday, March 7th at 7PM (central time).
206 Pokémon 20th Anniversary [Featuring Allegra Frank from Polygon]
Feb 25, 2016 • 32 min
Featuring Allegra Frank from Polygon. SBJ, Travis, and Allegra (from talk about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. We talk about the 6 min Pokémon Direct and the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon!
205(b) Pokémon Sun to Pokémon Moon
Feb 24, 2016 • 17 min
SBJ and Will talk about today’s rumors regarding Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Are we right? Is moon-type a thing? Will this episode be quickly outdated (yes)? Enjoy!
205(c) Pokémon Sun to Pokémon Moon [Featuring SnorlaxMonster from Bulbanews]
Feb 23, 2016 • 16 min
Featuring SnorlaxMonster from Bulbanews. SBJ chats with SnorlaxMonster from Bulbanews about the rumors on Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. We talk trademarks and what we might see tomorrow on the Pokémon Direct.
205(a) Pokémon Sun to Pokémon Moon [Featuring Allegra Frank from Polygon]
Feb 23, 2016 • 16 min
Featuring Allegra Frank from Polygon. SBJ and Allegra (from talk about the rumors regarding Pokémon Sun and Pokemon Moon. We will probably be wrong about most things, but we look over the trademarks registered and recent tweets to form an…
204 Pokkén Tournament to Magearna
Feb 20, 2016 • 76 min
SBJ, Will, and Travis talk about Pokkén Tournament and all the Pokémon in the game. We talk more about Magearna and if there is going to be a new type added to the game. We also end with our Pokémon of the Week: Heatmor!
203 Magearna to Volcanion
Feb 13, 2016 • 14 min
SBJ talks about the new Mythical Pokémon, Magearna! We also go over the Super Bowl ad once more, and how to use a Sunkern in battle.
202 Pokémon Super Bowl to Animal Crossing
Feb 6, 2016 • 78 min
SBJ, Logan, and Will talk about the Pokémon Center online store opening in Japan. We talk about Mew. We go in depth with our thoughts on the Pokémon Super Bowl commercial. We talk about both Animal Crossing and Trimps too. We finally end with your e-mails…
201 Pokkén Tournament to Great Detective Pikachu
Jan 30, 2016 • 40 min
Put on your deerstalker hats as SBJ and Will talk about Pokkén coming to EVO and Great Detective Pikachu coming to Japan. We only focus on news this episode after we recover from episode 200. SBJ also talks about The Witness.
200 Pokémon Vs. Podcasts [Live on Twitch]
Jan 23, 2016 • 21 min
SBJ, Logan, Will, and Travis come together to celebrate 200 episodes of It’s Super Effective. We talk about snowstorms, Her Story, Animal Crossing, and #Pokemon20 of course! We dive in about the Pokémon movies in iTunes and what is missing. We answer your…
199 #Pokemon20 Vs. Pokken
Jan 11, 2016 • 100 min
SBJ and Will talk about all the Pokemon20 news. #Pokemon20 - including new games like Pokemon Go, Pokken Fighters, Pokemon Red/Blue, Pokemon Z (possibly?), and more. We talk about the Pokemon XYZ anime coming and new movies too.
198 (2015) Vs. (2016)
Jan 7, 2016 • 77 min
SBJ and Will talk about 2015 and what’s to come in 2016. We go over a bunch of e-mails and a little bit of news regarding Pokémon for LINE and a game that was inspired by Pokémon on iOS.
197 SBJ Vs. The Snowstorm
Dec 27, 2015 • 29 min
SBJ delivers some news regarding the rereleases of Red/Blue/Yellow/Green and a new 2DS coming to Japan.
196 Star Wars Vs. Pokémon
Dec 20, 2015 • 83 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will spend the first 40 mins talking about Star Wars. We then cover some news regarding Pokémon Go and answer some listener e-mails. We also tackle our Rock/Ground Pokémon of the Week! Enjoy!
195 Will Vs. Logan
Dec 13, 2015 • 65 min
In this two part episode SBJ talk with Will about Pokémon Picross and some recent news regarding VGC 2016 and a new Pokémon. In part two SBJ talks with Logan about Pokémon Picross and the Pokémon of the Week. Enjoy!
194 Pokémon Picross Vs. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Dec 5, 2015 • 69 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about initial impression about Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon and Pokemon Picross. We cover news regarding the Pikachu plush at Build-a-Bear and some Japan only downloads. We also go over you Pokémon of the Week! Enjoy!
193 Bagels Vs. Pancakes
Nov 21, 2015 • 55 min
SBJ, Logan, and Will talk about breakfast. We also talk about some Pokémon news regarding the new movie coming out digitally to iTunes and Amazon. We go in depth about the fox Pokémon, Vulpix! We cover both it’s plush form and in-game abilities. Enjoy!
192 Virtual Console Vs. Amiibo
Nov 13, 2015 • 101 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will recap the Nintendo Direct and the Pokémon news that came out of there. We also talk about some podcast data about how you all listen and what you’d like to see more of. We also go on a rant about Virtual Console stuff and an amiibo…
191 Yo-Kai Watch Vs. Pokémon
Nov 3, 2015 • 51 min
SBJ and Micah cover some news about Shadow Mewtwo and Pokémon Shuffle. We spend most of the time comparing Yo-Kai Watch to Pokémon. Is it a Pokémon killer? Will it take off here in the USA? Does that make Goomy the Pokémon of the Week? Find out!
190 Build-a-Bear Or Build-a-Duskull
Oct 25, 2015 • 63 min
SBJ, Jesse, and Will talk about Pikachu coming to Build-a-Bear. We also talk about Soylent and breakfast food. We answer some listener e-mail and talk about Pokémon leagues and the VGC. We also talk about Duskull… as the title implies. Enjoy!
189 Haunted Dolls Or Mega Banette
Oct 18, 2015 • 48 min
SBJ and Travis go over some new stuff at Poké We also talk about Pokémon GO (again) and we cover a bunch of listener mail. We also go over our Pokémon of the Week, Banette, to round off the show! Enjoy!…
188 Gourgeist Or Regionals
Oct 11, 2015 • 84 min
SBJ, Will, and Jeff talk about the Fall Regionals. They both go over their VCG teams. We also talk about some Pokémon Shuffle news and some Pokémon getting distributed soon. We also go over some listener e-mails regarding our past Art Shows. Enjoy!
187 Pokémon Or Lawsuits
Oct 3, 2015 • 52 min
SBJ and Travis talk about some spoooooookkkky stuff. We talk about some TCG and some VGC stuff happening. We also talk about a Pokémon lawsuit that happened at PAX Prime this past summer. We also talk about a bird Pokémon that doesn’t get enough love.…
186 Interview With Jake Paque, Voice Actor of Professor Sycamore
Sep 24, 2015 • 85 min
Featuring Jake Paque, Voice Actor of Professor Sycamore. In this episode SBJ, Travis, and Will cover news about new items in the Pokémon Center online store, new TCG Mewtwo cards, more tour dates for Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions, and a rerelease of the…
185 Eternally Single Or Pokémon Go
Sep 14, 2015 • 102 min
SBJ, Will, and Travis talk about Pokémon Go. We also talk about the new Zygarde Form(s) as well. We go over another banned TCG card and new merchandise coming to the stores. Finally we end with our Bro for Pokémon of the Week. Enjoy!
184 Hotdogs Or Slowpokes
Sep 7, 2015 • 48 min
SBJ and Will recap our stream. We also talk about someone stealing Pokémon cards from Target and we talk Slowpoke week. We have the Slowpoke theme as the intro to this week’s episode. We also have a song about the TCG by JME. Finally we cover…
183 Machoke Moving Company Or Splatoon
Aug 28, 2015 • 77 min
SBJ, Logan, and Will talk about some light news. They go over Pokemon Shuffle (like always), TCG stuff, and the Pokémon holiday release schedule. They also answer a ton of listener mail and tackle the Pokémon of the Week! Enjoy…
182 Red Vines Or Oddish
Aug 20, 2015 • 92 min
SBJ, Micah, and Will talk about the 2015 Pokémon World Championships. We talk about what we liked and didn’t like at this year’s event. We go over the Boston issues with the safety of trainers, we talk about Oddish, we talk about Pokken Tournament, and we…
181 Rocket League Or Cheesecake
Aug 15, 2015 • 69 min
SBJ, Will, and Micah talk about Ronda Rousey’s love of Pokémon. We also talk about the new Pokémon that debuted in the trailer for next year’s Pokémon movie. We also go over listener mail on how to start a Pokémon group in Texas and we do Pokémon of the…
180 Phione, Manaphy, Garchomp
Aug 10, 2015 • 61 min
SBJ and Will recover from Gen Con. We talk about the new Pokémon Shuffle update, the new BREAK expansion coming to the Pokémon TCG, and the new Electric Pikachu Cup coming to the VGC. We also go over listener mail and both Item and Pokémon of the week!…
179 Dusclops, Exploud, Cresselia
Jul 26, 2015 • 47 min
SBJ and Micah talk about the 5 Year Anniversary stream on We go over the 360 Pokémon that were drawn, the giveaways we had, and the jokes that happened over those 13 hours. We also go over some news regarding Pokken Tournament coming to the…
178 Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Milotic
Jul 24, 2015 • 69 min
SBJ and Travis talk about Pokken Tournament, Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions Tour, and Iwata’s passing away. We also answer listener mail about possible new Mega evolutions. We also do both Item and Pokémon of the Week too. Enjoy!
177 Zigzagoon, Beedrill, Wailord
Jul 9, 2015 • 105 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about the news regarding Pokken Tournament, the Pokémon Shuffle Update, the new details about the upcoming Hoopa movie and more. We answer you listener mail about the 20th Anniversary, and we have a buzzing Pokémon of the Week…
176 Typhlosion, Pancham, Hoopa
Jun 29, 2015 • 69 min
SBJ, Sean, and Logan talk about Pokémon Shuffle coming to iOS along with some other apps coming to both iOS and Android. We do Extreme Speed with Sean and talk about the differences between Australia Wendy’s and USA’s version of that restaurant too.…
175 Snorlax, Manectric, Dragonite
Jun 27, 2015 • 81 min
SBJ, Josh, and Will talk about Pokémon Jukebox, Dragonite at Gamestop, and Nationals. We also go in depth about some berries and about a Charizard bag you can buy. Enjoy!
174 Braviary, Pikachu, Dialga
Jun 20, 2015 • 77 min
SBJ, Scott, and Will all give their thoughts on Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions! We do a full 25 min review of both the Chicago and Milwaukee shows at the 30 min mark. Prior to that, we go over the lack of E3 news for Pokémon, Super Mystery Dungeon, and…
173 Dragonair, Giratina, Charizard
Jun 13, 2015 • 71 min
Note the first 5 mins of this episode has dogs barking, but after they stop, there is no more barking and audio is tolerable again. In this week’s epsidoe… SBJ, Will, and Georgie talk about the LA Shop, the sky Pokémon winner, Pokémon Shuffle, and the…
172 Absol, Xerneas, Victini
May 30, 2015 • 77 min
SBJ, Travis, and Chris talk some LA news, some Pokémon Shuffle updates, some Japan exclusive stuff, and what Pokémon were used during the past Little Cup tournament that happened. We also cover a soft “Item of the Week” and we do a disaster covering our…
171 Hawlucha, Regirock, Mewtwo
May 20, 2015 • 80 min
SBJ, Will, and Drew talk about the new Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. We also answer listner mail and do a round of Extreme Speed with Drew. We cover our item of the week and Pokémon of the week too. Plus, we have a pro Shuffle tip. Enjoy! This episode…
170 Flower
May 14, 2015 • 83 min
SBJ, Will, and Greg talk about which flower based Pokémon is best. We talk about the new Pokémon Shuffle stages, the Nintendo annoucement for a theme park attraction, and we let you know the scoop about Russia getting into offical Pokémon tournaments now.…
169 Chill Masters
May 6, 2015 • 74 min
SBJ, Dallas, and Travis talk about Pokémon Shuffle, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire sales, and the downloadable Dragonite at GameStop. We also talk about Pokémon “free for all” battles and Pokemon of the week! We also have a chill item of the week too! This…
168 The Quick Claw
Apr 30, 2015 • 53 min
SBJ and Travis record a quick episode because we lost the episode from earlier today. We talk about Gengar being added to Pokken Tournament, we talk about new Pokémon Shuffle add-ons, and we talk about Pokémon Lab. Finally we go over our Pokémon of the…
163 Skitty Grey
Apr 29, 2015 • 54 min
SBJ, Will, and Saul talk about the newly announced dates for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions tour happening this year. We also talk about a Pokémon Shuffle update, as well as, the new TCG expansion coming soon. We tackle Saul’s thoughts on Omega Ruby…
167 Live at C2E2 [2015]
Apr 24, 2015 • 54 min
SBJ presents in front over over 200 people at the 2015 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). In this live show, we try to blow your mind with Pokémon facts you’ve never heard of, as well as, tackle your questions for an awesome Q&A part of the show!
166 Bulbasaur Eat World
Apr 16, 2015 • 68 min
SBJ, Will, and Vince talk about new Pokémon Centers opening in Japan and new TCG cards coming. We also talk about our thoughts on Pokémon Rumble World for the 3DS. Finally we cover an Item of the Week and a Pokémon of the Week! This weeks episode…
165 I Am The Walrein
Apr 14, 2015 • 95 min
SBJ and Travis talk about the upcoming Hoopa movie, as well as, the new Hoopa Unbound form. We also go over a bit of news regarding Pokemon Rumble and Shuffle. We do a short Midwest Gaming Classic recap too. Finally we end with our Item of the Week and…
July Mini Episode - Dinner And A Show
Apr 7, 2015 • 48 min
SBJ and Will talk about the new Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire news regarding Super Secret Bases, Mega Metagross, and other Hoenn related items. We also cover a bit about the exciting and upcoming Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions! NOTE: This is not a full…
164 Fall Out Buneary
Apr 6, 2015 • 58 min
SBJ, Will, and Cody talk about some news regarding Pokémon Shuffle, a XY/OARS Patch, and Pokemon Rumble World. We touch on Mewtwo getting added to Smash soon and some parts of the Nintendo Direct. We wrap the show with Item of the Week and Pokémon of the…
162 Toilet Böys Featuring Mega Slowbro
Mar 23, 2015 • 48 min
In this weeks episode… SBJ and Will go deep into Pokémon Shuffle. If you don’t download Pokémon Shuffle at the end of this epsidoe, we did something wrong. That something wrong could be the toilet talk at the intro of the show… Enjoy!
161 Dutch Kyogre
Mar 15, 2015 • 73 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about some Pokémon news regarding Pokémon Shuffle, Pokémon Bank, Black & White Series 3 on Netflix and more! We also talk about GAMEFREAK’s new game, Tembo, and we talk about our Item of the Week and our Pokémon of the Week too!
160 Nine Inch Rayquaza
Mar 3, 2015 • 60 min
This week SBJ and Will talk about Pokémon Shuffle! Should you buy it? Is it better than Candy Crush? Find out in this week’s episode! We also go over some iTunes reviews, item of the week, and the little Pokémon news that was left over.
159 Barry White To Chocolate Milk
Feb 21, 2015 • 46 min
SBJ and Travis talk about Pokemon Shuffle, our Valentine’s Day Pokémon and cute Pokémon plushes. Do you drink Coca-Cola Milk? Do you like Barry White? Have you reviewed us yet in iTunes? All this and more on today’s show!
158 Zapdos To Love
Feb 7, 2015 • 89 min
SBJ, Logan, and Will talk about some new downloadable Pokémon if you renew your Pokémon Bank. We also talk about Logan’s feelings on ORAS. We cover some listener questions from Taylor Switft to board gaming. Finally we end with Item of the Week! Enjoy!
157 Terrible Quality To Very Short
Feb 2, 2015 • 20 min
Quick catch up episode. Update on minor news, Kickstarter information, PAX South, C2E2, Midwest Gaming Classic, and preparing for our all question podcast! Apologize for the audio quality in advance.
156 Hot Water Canada To Cold Water Japan
Jan 17, 2015 • 101 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about the best selling game in Japan. We talk about both Pokémon Shuffle and Hoopa. We also touch on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire again. Finally we have another go at our Item of the Week from the Pokemon Center.
155 Hoenn To The New Year
Dec 29, 2014 • 92 min
SBJ, Micah, and Will talk about a ton of Pokémon news regarding a new GameFreak game, Pokémon TCG cards, the Pokémon World Tournament for 2015 in Boston and more. We also give impressions and problems about Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
154 Dewford Town To Mauville City
Dec 7, 2014 • 57 min
SBJ and Micah continue on their journey in the Hoenn region to get their 3rd badge. We go shopping, we run errands, we see more and more water BUT we have a decent enough time in this decade old remake. Not even May can stop us.
153 Rustboro City To Dewford Town
Dec 1, 2014 • 45 min
SBJ & Micah travel to the second Gym in Dewford Town to get the Knuckle Badge! Along the way we talk about how cool the BuzzNav is!
152 Littleroot Town To Rustboro City
Nov 22, 2014 • 45 min
SBJ and Micah talk about first thoughts on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. We cover everything up the first Gym Badge in Rustboro City. We talk about the new features and lack of features in these new remakes for you all! #ORAS
Kickstarter Mini Episode (Full Episode)
Nov 14, 2014 • 69 min
We Are Back Episode
Oct 26, 2014 • 54 min
We are back… now give us money… episode. Will and SBJ talk about Pokemon stuff…
151 Kanto Season Podcast Finale
Aug 9, 2014 • 102 min
It’s Super Effective will be going on a small hiatus for the time being. In order to come back, we plan to launch a Kickstarter to pay for funding and time spent to produce a quality show.
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions
Aug 3, 2014 • 16 min
In this epsidoe we feature all 8 samples songs for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions concerts. The producers running the event sent us over all the music for ISE listeners to hear in one place! Enjoy!
150 How To Hit A Milestone [Featuring Serebii]
Jul 4, 2014 • 82 min
Featuring Joe from Serebii. This episode features an interview with Joe (webmaster) of SBJ, Will, and Joe talk about recent Pokémon news regarding the Pokemon Center and Pokemon Nationals. We also ask Joe the hard hitting questions about how…
149 How To Answer Your Questions
Jul 2, 2014 • 125 min
SBJ, Logan, and Travis talk about and news regarding Nationals. We also cover some Mega Sableye and your questions pulled from both Twitter and Facebook. Two hours of Pokémon content! Enjoy!
148 How To Not Talk About Pokémon
Jun 16, 2014 • 104 min
We cover the Nintendo Digital Event + Pokémon stuff here. SBJ, Jay, Saul, and Will talk about a lot of non-Pokémon stuff leading into new information about Ruby and Sapphire. These games debut this November. Enjoy the show! :D
147 How To Mega Mudkip
Jun 7, 2014 • 97 min
SBJ, Andrew, Will, and Travis talk about the new CoroCoro scans for the upcoming Omega and Alpha games. We also talk about some new TCG sets, new Anime on Netflix, and Pokémon Organs hitting iTunes. We also read some listener mail too! Enjoy!
146 How To Explore Flame Country
May 19, 2014 • 78 min
Travis and SBJ read iTunes reviews. We also talk about Lego Pokémon, the lack of Hoenn remake news, and tournaments annoucned for the VGC this year. You ready for the Halloween Cup coming? How about the all Eevee battles? We tackle those questions this…
145 How To Get To Hoenn
May 12, 2014 • 60 min
It’s here. Well… something is. SBJ, Travis, and Logan talk about Pokémon TV coming to Kindle Fire, Pokémon Toys coming to McDonalds, and we talk about the Pokémon Art Academy 3DS app. Oh yea… we talk about these “new” Pokémon games coming worldwide this…
144 How To C2E2 (Live Show)
Apr 27, 2014 • 50 min
SBJ presents “What You Didn’t Know About Pokémon” at C2E2 with a quick hello from Veronica Taylor (voice of Ash Ketchum). This show took place on April 27th, 2014 and had an audience of up to 300 people.
143 How To Smash In
Apr 21, 2014 • 70 min
This week SBJ, Travis, and Kenny cover the news about the new Pokémon in Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS. We also go over our experience at the Midwest Gaming Classic. Finally, like always, we end with our Pokémon of the week!
142 How To Rock Midwest Gaming Classic [Live Show]
Apr 13, 2014 • 21 min
SBJ, Irene, David, Travis, Kay, Kenny, and Aaron and give thoughts about the 2104 Midwest Gaming Classic recorded live at the show. Share our mini experiences with you about how the show went!
141 How To Lose Regionals
Apr 7, 2014 • 95 min
SBJ, Logan, Travis, and Will talk about Pokémon in Smash, Regionals, and Aagron. We also talk other stuff regarding Pokémon adn Will does a lot of talking about cute dudes. It’s kinda a show?
140 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of IVs And Explorers Of Darkness
Mar 31, 2014 • 129 min
SBJ, David, and Logan talk Pokemon news from Google to TCG to to Netrunner to actual Pokémon stuff. Travis then joins us for the second half to talk about Pokémon IVs and the system of breeding. Finally we end with Porygon Z for our Pokémon of the week!
139 Pokemon Battle Trozei
Mar 24, 2014 • 79 min
SBJ, Wil (classic Wil), and Travis cover a TON of Pokémon news. We go over Twitch Plays Pokémon, C2E2 stuff, Pokemon Soccer (Futball) stuff, and even more in this jam packed news heavy epsiode. We also tackle your Pokémon of the Week with some surprising
138 Pokémon Trading Card Community
Mar 11, 2014 • 87 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about the current news regarding Pokémon Monopoly, the new XY Movie, the custom made Honedge sword and more. We also talk about the 2014 State TCG tournament and TCG players as a whole. We also talk about our Pokémon of the Week!
137.5 Mini Episode
Mar 3, 2014 • 23 min
SBJ talks about Pokémon on Netflix and some new TCG cards and the new website redesign. Also touch on Pokémon Monopoly and Twtich Plays Pokémon! #TPP
137 Pokémon Yellow: Special Dig Rat Edition
Feb 23, 2014 • 98 min
SBJ and Travis talk about Twitch Plays Pokémon. We talk about the UK Tournament coming up and a 3DS deal where you can get Pokémon for free upon purchase. We also talk about Bloody Sunday and our Lord the Helix Fossil. Enjoy!
136 Pokémon Twitch Red
Feb 16, 2014 • 91 min
SBJ, Travis, and Will talk about Pokémon news regarding Dancie, Pokemon Trozei, and the Ruby/Sapphire Soundtrack in iTunes. We also talk about Twitch plays Pokémon Red/Blue on Finaly we do our Pokémon of the Week plus we read your iTunes…
135 Learn With Pokémon: Bank Adventure
Feb 10, 2014 • 62 min
This episode SBJ and Will talk about Pokémon Bank, the new Pokédex Book, the online Pokémon tournament happening, and more! Also, if you leave us a review in iTunes, we will read it on the air! Enjoy!
134 My Pokémon Super Salty Ranch
Feb 4, 2014 • 67 min
This episode SBJ and Will talk about Pokémon on Hulu, the new XY TCG Set, the Pokémon website redesign, and Pokémon Bank. We also go over some iTunes reviews and talk about our Pokémon of the Week: Oddish! Enjoy!
133 Hey You! Glitchachu
Jan 26, 2014 • 51 min
Travis, Kenny, and Andrew talk about some tips and tricks in Pokémon X and Y. They also cover some Pokémon news regarding Pokémon Bank and some more stuff. Finally they tackle our Pokémon of the Week. Sorry for the audio quality in this episode! Enjoy!
132 Pokémon XD: Gale Of Sales Numbers
Jan 10, 2014 • 81 min
Travis, Will, Andrew, and SBJ talk about Pokémon Bank, PGL stuff, Dreamworld closing, and what we didn’t like about Pokémon XY. We also talk about Pokémon of the Week and give shout outs to everyone who left us iTunes reviews.
131 Pokémon Dash Central
Jan 6, 2014 • 82 min
In this 2014 episode. SBJ, Will, and Travis talk about rumors regarding two new Pokémon games named “Plus” and “Minus”. We also talk about a Pokémon inspired music video. Finally… we share our thoughts on the Kalos Elite 4 and Champion.