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It's Super Effective: A Pokemon Podcast

Steve Black Sarumi

Leisure, Games, Video Games, Pokemon Podcast, It's Super Effective, Play Pokemon, Pokemon Masters, Pokémon, Pkmncast, Pikachu, Pokemon Go, Pokemon Go Podcast, Nintendo, Pokemon, Animation & Manga

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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 Pokemon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet, as well as, Pokémon UNITE and Masters EX). The podcast also talks about battling, Shiny Hunting, the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon merchandise and more! While the show is mostly news focused, we cover listener e-mails, and in-depth Pokémon trivia! It's Super Effective is an award-winning podcast and one of the most downloaded Pokémon-based podcasts on the web. It's Super Effective is dedicated to bringing unique, creative Pokémon content on the internet.

586 Episodes

Necrozma Arrives This Summer

Pokémon Sleep prepares a new update. Netflix announces that we are getting the next episodes of Pokémon Horizons in May and also that we are getting more episodes of Pokémon Concierge. Necrozma and Ultra Beasts will be in raids during GO Fest this summer, all with the chance of being Shiny. Finally, the Nintendo Online Services for 3DS shutdown this week for good, but Pokémon Bank still operates.

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Catch Shiny Pokémon in Paldea and Beyond

Pokémon put out an article on how to shiny hunt in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. 7-Star Meganium Raids seem to be a pain for some trainers this past weekend. Pokémon Worlds 2024 dates were finally announced after EUIC this past weekend. The Bug event and Mega Heracross arrive this upcoming weekend!

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

The Launch of Pokémon Works

Pokémon Sleep messed up, but players weren't mad because of how they handled it. The first week of Raikou is over, we talk about how easy or hard it was to get, even for players who just picked up the game. Pokémon Works is a new thing between ILCA and the Pokémon Company and we don't really know what it means yet? There is some weird price things happening with the latest Pokémon TCG set. If you spent $10 on the Season Pass in Pokémon GO, we now know what part 2 is going to get you.

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Baby Mass Outbreaks in Scarlet & Violet

PAX East 2024 recap with the Play Lab experience and the new additions to it. Pokémon Sleep information around catching Raikou and how free-to-play players can do it with no money or stress. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are getting a new Mass Outbreak with six baby Pokémon as the focus. Finally, we go over a short interview with an ex-Pokémon employee who handled removing fan-made games from the internet.

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

The Complicated Road to Raikou

Pokémon Sleep might be surprising people in how simple, but also how deep the game is. Electric Week is over and now we wait a week until Raikou shows up! We go over what to expect when our first Legendary arrives in Pokémon Sleep. Temporal Forces, the next TCG set, drops this weekend at retail. We also get news about the next set, Twilight Masquerade. Finally, Pokémon GO slowly rolls out Character customization and the Mythical Pokémon, Zarude, returns to the game for $7.99.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

Is Pokémon Horizons Worth Watching

Twelve episodes of Pokémon Horizons are now on Netflix and we talk about how it feels compared to the older anime. Light spoilers, but the focus is overall feel of the show, not plot. Interview with Pokémon employees about Ash and where he is. 7-Star Raids are still rotating from Pokémon Day. Toyota builds a Miraidon motorcycle just because they can? The location for the Pokémon World 2026 was leaked by the venue and Niantic announces three locations for Pokémon GO Fest 2024.

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

Happy International Women's Day 2024

Hannah hosts this week to celebrate women in the Pokémon scene for International Women's Day 2024! Joining her is Aislinn @AisTrainer and NHoff @GoddessNHoff to talk about their love of Pokémon and the franchise as a whole! Please enjoy this bonus episode!

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2024

Pokémon Legends Z-A Revealed, Kalos

Pokémon Legends Z-A got announced and it's the next game by Game Freak coming in 2025. That means no main series game this year for 2024? Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket is the next mobile game and that is coming this year. Pocket is being made by both Creatures Inc. and DeNA. We get updates for Masters EX, UNITE, Sleep, Pokémon GO, and Cafe Remix. Oh yeah, the anime is coming next week.

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

Pokémon Legends Z-A Announced

Pokémon Legends Z-A got announced and it's the next game by Game Freak coming in 2025. That means no main series game this year for 2024? Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket is the next mobile game and that is coming this year. Pocket is being made by both Creatures Inc. and DeNA. We get updates for Masters EX, UNITE, Sleep, Pokémon GO, and Cafe Remix. Oh yeah, the anime is coming next week.

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

Sinnoh Tour and Niantic's Vision for Exploring

Was the flight and hotel worth the cost to travel to LA to play Pokémon GO and experience the Sinnoh Tour? We bring on Chris from the GOCast podcast to talk about this event and to compare it to recent GO Fests and event in Vegas last year. We talk about the park, shiny rates, the new adventure effects, and the Spiritomb stops!

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

Pokémon Day Predictions

With the 2024 Pokémon Day around the corner, we talk about what makes the most sense to show up and what we would like, even if that's probably not possible. Our conversations go from Pokémon UNITE to Pokémon GO to the new Pokémon and more! We talk about the potential of a new Main Series game being announced to even having nothing that big announced as it could be a lighter year.

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

Ceruledge Hints at Pokémon Day

Pokémon Day is approaching fast and TPCi just gave us our first hint at what to expect. A Ceruledge TCG stamped with the Pokémon Day logo will be coming next week, which debuted with a small short. This hints at the Ceruledge in the anime and the rumors of Ceruledge coming to Pokémon UNITE as well. Pokémon sales numbers got updated, Pokémon collaborated with 100 Thieves, and we have a new pin collection for the Year of the Dragon.

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

Shiny Boosted Event Coming to Pokémon Sleep

Pokémon Sleep is getting a Valentine's Week event with boosted Shiny Pokémon. We get the 3.0.1 patch notes for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. They fixed what they said they would, but also patched the Smeargle issue too. Pokémon GO is getting one of the rarest Legendary Pokémon in the game. Pokémon UNITE gets "kinda" gets 3 new characters announced.

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Is Pokémon Pay to Win

Two players got banned at the Liverpool tournament this past weekend for using cloned Pokémon on their teams. This sparked a conversation that they didn't have enough time to make the Pokémon properly because the games have become "pay to win" because of needing to trade or buy the DLCs. Paldean Fates, the newest Shiny TCG set, has arrived. The Pikachu Van Gogh situation gets another update. Pokémon GO makes some good quality of life changes.

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue: Mochi Mayhem

Pokémon TV shuts down after running for 10 years, making it harder to find Pokémon anime episodes. Pokémon GO is bringing Shadow Kyogre to the game soon and Shadow Ho-Oh returns. Pokémon Sleep preps us for the new event and new island coming next week. We dive deep in the Epilogue: Mochi Mayhem and talk about our thoughts on the new Mythical Pokémon.

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

The 600 Club, Exclusive Pokémon Only

Pokémon Sleep gets a new island this month! Pokémon Masters EX adds the first Paldea character to the game. Niantic announces more surprises for Sinnoh Tour and two new gameplay mechanics for hardcore players. The Epilogue for Scarlet and Violet dropped this week, but we'll be doing a spoiler episode for that in 601. To celebrate 600 episodes, we talk about 600族 aka the 600 Club aka Pseudo-legendary Pokémon!

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2024

Most Expensive Pokémon Cards of 2023

We go over both the most searched for Pokémon Cards and the most expensive Pokémon cards for 2023. Thoughts on Pokémon Concierge and if it's worth signing up fro Netflix. People are (once again) saying that Pokémon GO is dying, we talk about it and what Niantic did introduce for 2023 and what expectations are for 2024. Pokémon Sleep recap too.

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

Everyone Loves Pokémon Concierge

No spoilers for Pokémon Concierge, but we do talk about how everyone seems to really like it! On top of that, Netflix added Pokémon profile icons you can use! Pokémon GO has a New Years event featuring Jigglypuff with a bow. Pokémon Sleep also has a New Years event and this episode we compare free to play to premium and where everyone is at. Finally, there are some events ending in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet you should do ASAP.

Transcribed - Published: 1 January 2024

The Story of the Indigo Disk DLC

HUGE Spoilers for those who didn't finish the story! We talk about the characters of the Indigo Disk and the continuation of the story from the Teal Mask into this. We also talk about the upcoming Epilogue that was announced and the secret story that you can access after the credits. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Transcribed - Published: 25 December 2023

The Indigo Disk is Here

No character or storyline spoilers this episode. The Indigo Disk is here and we talk about the new Flying mechanic, the tasks before each gym leader, the lack of a battle tower, becoming Pokémon, BBQs, the Legendary Pokémon being Shiny locked and more. This is our longest episode of the year, so I hope you really enjoy it.

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2023

Indigo Disk DLC Launch Week

The final trailer for the Indigo Disk shows us more of what the DLC will include. A new feature where you can be Pokémon, a side quest mission related to something called BBQs, the ability to unlock flying for our Legendary Pokémon and more. This DLC seems much more packed than the Teal Mask. On top of that, Legendary Pokémon will be returning and there is a Shiny Mass Outbreak Event happening right now.

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2023

More Sinnoh Pokémon and Space-time Distortions

Pokémon Sleep won some Google Play awards! Pokémon GO just launched their new Season, Timeless Travels, which involves Hisui Pokémon and a whole lot of Sinnoh. This season also leads up to the Sinnoh Tour, which will happen in LA early next year. This season will also include a $5 ticket each month, which is getting closer and closer to a monthly membership for the game. Pokémon Horizons finally has a USA date, which is also early next year. Pokémon UNITE is getting draft mode, EX Pokémon, and a couple other new changes soon.

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2023

$29,000 Pikachu Necklace

Eevee Week comes to an end in Pokémon Sleep, but now we have Good Sleep Day. We talk about the pros and cons of the 7-Star Hisuian Samurott Raid that happened this past weekend. Two new Luxury brands partnered with The Pokémon Company releasing items that most cannot afford. Don't get locked out of your Pokémon GO.

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2023

Paldean Fates Announced

Eevee week is coming to Pokémon Sleep. Speaking of Eevee, we talk about our thoughts on the 7-Star Eevee Raids. Paldean Fates, a Shiny TCG set, is coming in January and TPCi chose some interesting Pokémon to display on the packaging for this set. Party Play in Pokémon GO now works with Routes!

Transcribed - Published: 20 November 2023

Taylor Swift vs. Pokémon

Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon Masters EX gets an Eevee event to Celebrate Eevee Day! Pokémon Center restocks some Sitting Cuties, but also raises the prices. Niantic released information on how much money Pokémon GO Fest brought to the three cities that it visited in 2023 and compared that revenue to how much money a Taylor Swift concert would bring in.

Transcribed - Published: 13 November 2023

The Indigo Disk DLC on December 14

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's The Indigo Disk Expansion, which is part 2 of The Hidden Treasures of Area Zero DLC, will be released on December 14, 2023. We talk about the new Typhlosion Raids and what could come next. Pokémon GO gets another IRL event early next year in Taiwan. Pokémon UNITE is in a good spot with Meowscarada coming next.

Transcribed - Published: 6 November 2023

So Many Halloween Events in Pokémon!!

We figured out Pokémon Sleep and the calculator! Pokémon Scarlet and Violet got two different events for Halloween this past week. We spoil the ending to Detective Pikachu Returns to circle back if the game is worth $50 or not. Pokémon Cafe Remix celebrates two years and we celebrate that the Party feature in Pokémon GO actually works.

Transcribed - Published: 30 October 2023

Is Detective Pikachu Worth $50?

Pokémon Sleep is having a Halloween Event with new Pokémon and double candy! We finally touch on this Hatsune Miku x Pokémon collaboration that seems to have no end in sight. Pokémon UNITE finally nerfs Mewtwo and players are happy once again. If you were waiting on the Van Gogh Pikachu, the second Pokémon Center release just happened. After five long years, the sequel to Detective Pikachu is here and we have mixed thoughts on both the game and the price tag.

Transcribed - Published: 23 October 2023

Pokémon Museum Exhibit Pulls the Pikachu Card

The Van Gogh Museum was having so many problems with the Pikachu promo card that it pulled the card altogether due to scalpers. Pokémon Center plans to release the card again soon, but no date or time has been given, making fans worry they may miss it again. Pokémon GO is adding a new Party feature and their Halloween event is around the corner. Pokémon Masters EX wraps up their 4 year anniversary, but why does it seem other gacha games have more momentum?

Transcribed - Published: 16 October 2023

Future Pokémon Bank Closing & Seoul Safari Zone

With the 3DS and the Wii U online services completely shutting down in April of 2024, we know that Pokémon Bank will still work for a "period of time" after that, but we don't know how much longer. This is the last bridge we can cross Pokémon over into the Switch. Thoughts on the new format of Safari Zones with a trip to South Korea to play that experience. Detective Pikachu arrives with very average reviews.

Transcribed - Published: 9 October 2023

The Van Gogh Pikachu Disaster Explained

Placeholder We have confirmation that bug fixes for the Teal Mask DLC are coming early October. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam launched a collaboration with Pokémon over the next couple months resulting in what seemed to be a Black Friday rush over a new Pikachu card. This rush also seemed to cause a rush on Pokémon Center's website causing disappointment for most fans attempting to get in on this collaboration. Pokémon Sleep remains a good game.

Transcribed - Published: 2 October 2023

Kitakami Issues in the Teal Mask DLC

The Teal Mask DLC has a planned update for early October for a bug that is preventing players from finishing one of the side storylines in the game. The Pokémon Classic TCG collection comes out in November and already sold out without listing anything about quality. Routes are getting an update and a new event in Pokémon GO.

Transcribed - Published: 25 September 2023

Review of The Teal Mask Pokémon DLC

The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are here! This episode will include story spoilers, but we don't warn you when they happen. We talk about the 2.0.1 update for the games, the new features you can experience without the DLC, and the DLC content itself. Before we dive into the Teal Mask, we talk about UNITE, the Santa Cruz skateboards, and our Pokémon Sleep check-in!

Transcribed - Published: 18 September 2023

Teal Mask Roll Out, New Skateboards, Anime Update

Mr. Mime and Mime Jr. are coming to Pokémon Sleep. We now know that the Pokémon DLC should drop the morning of the 13th in Japan according to sources, so that would mean the evening of the 12th for the United States. Paldean Winds comes to YouTube with a new Scarlet and Violet distribution. Santa Cruz is releasing a handful of Pokémon skateboards, but you don't get to pick which one you want.

Transcribed - Published: 11 September 2023

Countdown to The Teal Mask Pokémon DLC

We had a first big Pokémon Sleep event, Good Sleep Day, so we go over the ups and downs of that event. After traveling and participating in a Japanese Tea Ceremony, we talk about that compared to what they showed for Poltchageist. Now that it's been a couple days, we talk about the 7-Star Mewtwo Raids and the expectations set. Finally, a new season of Pokémon GO is here!

Transcribed - Published: 4 September 2023

Mega Rayquaza Weekend

This past weekend was the Global Pokémon GO Fest and we talk about how this one holds up compared to past events. Mega Rayquaza makes its worldwide debut in Pokémon GO. Pokémon Masters EX kicks off its 4 year anniversary this week. Pokémon Sleep celebrates 10 million downloads. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s is adding the matcha-flavored Pokémon, Poltchageist!

Transcribed - Published: 28 August 2023

Your Favorite Pokémon Isn't Good Enough

Pokémon Cafe Remix gets a popular character added to the game. Both Mewtwo X and Mewtwo Y are now in Pokémon UNITE. Mega Rayquaza comes to Pokémon GO for everyone this weekend for the Global GO Fest. Pokémon Sleep gets its first event on August 30th. The next TCG set comes this November.

Transcribed - Published: 21 August 2023

DLC Release Date and Worlds Recap

We got a Pokémon presents giving us the release date of the first DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. We also are getting a free Mew to use against the battle with the upcoming 7-Star Tera Raid Mewtwo. Recap of Pokémon Worlds and what it was like to be there in person with all the events.

Transcribed - Published: 14 August 2023

Review of Osaka Pokémon GO Fest

Week 3 of Pokémon Sleep talk! After spending 3 days in Osaka, we talk about how Pokémon GO Fest was compared to past events. There is also a Pokémon Presents happening this week, so we talk about what that could or could not include.

Transcribed - Published: 7 August 2023

Pokémon Sleep is Still Good

Week 2 of Pokémon Sleep is here and we're still playing it and still talking about it! What we like and don't like so far about Sleep and who spent money on it. The 7-Star Rillaboom came and went and we talk about how we felt about the Raid and if the outlook for Raiding this Summer seems bleak. LA is getting a free Pokémon exhibit with Japanese inspired art. Pokémon cards are coming back to McDonald's!

Transcribed - Published: 31 July 2023

Longterm Pokémon Sleep Thoughts

Pokémon Sleep is now available for download pretty much globally. After a couple nights with the game, we talk about the pros and cons of the game and if giving the game money would be worth it. There is also a couple of bugs with the game that could sour some people's experience. 2023 World Championships are around the corner and a big event at Worlds just got canceled. This adds to the already crowded event where lots of Trainers can't get into any of the side-events due to the lottery system. Comic-con goers got to see the first 10 mins of the English version of Pokémon Horizons.

Transcribed - Published: 24 July 2023

Pokémon Sleep Device & Release

As of this recording, Pokémon Sleep is rolling out in select countries. We talk about the release, early thoughts on the game, and the pricing structure compared to other sleep apps in the App Stores. The Pokémon GO++, which works with Pokémon Sleep, is now out and we talk about if it's worth buying. Pokémon is coming to Comic-con, but it might not be as exciting as you think.

Transcribed - Published: 17 July 2023

Pokémon Sleep is Around the Corner

Pokémon Sleep should be out this month and the Pokémon GO Plus + is coming out this Friday. We have more information about the app, including that it'll contain micro transactions. Niantic fired 230 employees and then went on to celebrate 7-years of Pokémon GO. Thoughts on NAIC and the Pokémon Center down in Ohio too!

Transcribed - Published: 10 July 2023

NAIC w/ Pokésports

This week we team up with Pokésports to bring you an in-person episode together! Both podcasts traveled to Ohio for the North American International Championships! We talk about the minor update to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Pokémon Sleep news, Detective Pikachu Returns, and what teams we are brining to the tournament. We also talk about what to expect at a National level tournament like this and travel woes.

Transcribed - Published: 3 July 2023

New Scarlet & Violet DLC Trailer, Detective Pikachu Returns

The latest Nintendo Direct gives us a brand new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Trailer! We also get the release date for Detective Pikachu Returns after 6 years of the first game releasing. We go in depth for both these game trailers and we talk about the newly released Gimmighoul Raids that was also shown in the Nintendo Direct. Finally, we get the final arc of the Pokémon anime on Netflix this week.

Transcribed - Published: 26 June 2023

Free Shiny Arcanine

Starting June 30th, tune in during the live broadcast of the 2023 North America International Championships to receive some digital distributions! Team Rocket is really using inflation to their advantage, we talk about the recent clothing drop on Pokémon Center. Niantic launched a web store to save money on Pokémon GO purchases. Scarlet & Violet—151, the latest TCG set, is already selling out everywhere.

Transcribed - Published: 19 June 2023

Team Rocket Collection Coming Soon

The Pokemon Trading Card Game Online is over and sunsetted. Unfortunately, Pokémon Trading Card Game Live isn't a good enough replacement and it's all we have. A huge 30-piece Team Rocket collection is on its way to the Pokémon Center soon. Leafeon arrives in UNITE. Pokémon GO Fest showed off new details of what the event will host. Raid events are returning to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet this weekend!

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2023

Protesting The Pokémon Company

The South Korean tournament circuit has been run so poorly this year that the top 4 Korean VGC players decided to protest The Pokémon Company and all 4 got disqualified from the event. Pokémon HOME 3.0.0 is here and not much has changed. Regulation D starts on July 1st and this will be the official format for Worlds. Pokémon GO gets a very good start to the Hidden Gems season and we cover the ZoëTwoDots interview with Niantic.

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2023

Shadow Mewtwo, Clothing Shutdown, Cute Charmander

We talk about the pros and cons of the Shadow Mewtwo weekend! With Raids still being pumped out in Pokémon GO, it seems that Raids in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are still on hold. We got sad news of Original Stitch closing down. Pokémon UNITE and Pokémon Masters EX both gets updates. Another 190 cards are coming, including another Charizard, with Obsidian Flames now detailed out. Finally, Pokémon HOME is around the corner.

Transcribed - Published: 29 May 2023

Pokémon HOME Soon, But Lots of Bugs

Pokémon HOME got a release date, and then that release date got pulled the next day? We at least know what v3.0.0 of Pokémon HOME will have when it comes out. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet was supposed to have new Raids, but they also got pulled this weekend. Speaking of Pokémon SV, competitors in Korea and Japan ran into bugs resulting in unfair tournament results. Pokémon GO is getting the Master Ball and new Team Rocket Raids this week!

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2023

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