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What? POKÉMON GO is evolving!

In the past four years, Pokémon Go has continued to grow and change, ‘evolving’ just like the monsters from the franchise it represents, and accumulating a small but dedicated community in the process.

Jay Warren, Artist

April 17, 2020

February 27 marked the 24th anniversary of Pokémon, the franchise that boomed into a worldwide phenomenon not long after its release and continues to be one of the highest grossing media franchises of all time. With various video games ranging from dungeon crawlers to RPGs, a long-running anime that...

‘Detective Pikachu’ brings a furry friend to the big screen

‘Detective Pikachu’ brings a furry friend to the big screen

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The world’s favorite yellow rodent finally made his electrifying live-action debut in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”. Based on the 2016 game of the same name, the film explores a Pokémon universe with references to prior video games such as Pokémon Red Version and the long-running anime Pokémon. ...

The evolution of geekdom

Priyanka Krishna, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

High school was once a cliquey place.  There were the jocks,  art kids, mean girls, and geeks. The geeks, with taped glasses and backpacks overflowing with papers, sat on the stairs playing card games while passersby shamelessly snicker from afar.   In an era where Star Wars and Mine...

Fans see Pokemon in 3D for first time

Fans see Pokemon in 3D for first time

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

October 17, 2013

Excitement evolves with the release of Nintendo’s “Pokémon  X” and “Pokémon Y,” two new versions of the popular video games which were released worldwide last Saturday. X and Y host a myriad of all-new features, including the ability to change outfits, choose different ethnicities, and–...