Playable Link coming in Super Mario Maker 2 update

The Legend of Zelda’s Link is coming to Super Mario Maker 2. Nintendo posted a trailer today, which showcases the exciting update — the Master Sword is coming, and it’ll let players transform Mario into an 8-bit Super Mario Bros. styled Link in Super Mario Maker 2. There are clear benefits to becoming Link. He has a lot of abilities […]

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The Pokédex is bullshit and I have the dead Pokémon to prove it

It’s tradition for all mainline Pokémon games to let you find a fossil of a previously extinct monster, only to let you revive the dinosaur-era creature. Sword and Shield appear to be no different … until you actually bring your poor fossil to life. That’s when you realize that the world of Pokémon doesn’t actually have the crucial practice known […]

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Pokémon Sword and Shield guide: How to change the weather

Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Wild Area is heavily dependent on the weather. Finding Pokémon to complete your Pokédex can be a pain depending on what weather you have that day, but you can change the weather if you’re trying to catch something specific. What does weather do in Pokémon Sword and Shield? Weather can do two things in Pokémon Sword […]

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Trying to Nuzlocke Pokemon Sword and Shield nearly broke me

I was 14 when the first Pokémon game came out, and I fell in love instantly. My Charmander and I conquered the Kanto region with a fury still discussed in hushed tones. But my passions have waned over the years. The relatively static nature of Pokémon games have left me yearning for something more fresh and challenging as I’ve grown […]

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