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It's Super Effective is an award winning podcast, and the #1 most downloaded Pokémon podcast on the web. is dedicated to not only bringing exclusive, creative Pokémon content on the internet. To top that off, ISE is dedicated to bringing you weekly laughs and the best coverage of EVERYTHING Pokémon. ISE covers Pokémon Anime, Movies, Video Games, Competitive Battling, TCG, and more!

It's Super Effective is an award winning podcast, and the #1 most downloaded Pokémon podcast on the web. is dedicated to not only bringing exclusive, creative Pokémon content on the internet. To top that off, ISE is dedicated to bringing you weekly laughs and the best coverage of EVERYTHING Pokémon. ISE covers Pokémon Anime, Movies, Video Games, Competitive Battling, TCG, and more!
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It's Super Effective is an award winning podcast, and the #1 most downloaded Pokémon podcast on the web. is dedicated to not only bringing exclusive, creative Pokémon content on the internet. To top that off, ISE is dedicated to bringing you weekly laughs and the best coverage of EVERYTHING Pokémon. ISE covers Pokémon Anime, Movies, Video Games, Competitive Battling, TCG, and more!




372 The Three Worst Pokémon

Since we were out of town this weekend, this episode was recorded a bit earlier. It won't include any recent Pokémon news or thoughts about Pokémon Worlds, but it will include your emails and question! We tackle what Pokémon we don't like, if we think Eevee should have more evolutions, and if Pokémon should be on Tinder. News returns next week and our thoughts on DC Worlds! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:04:20 - Your Emails and Questions 01:07:30 - Pokémon of the Week 01:10:20 - Post...


371 Galarian Forms including Weezing, Zigzagoon, & Gene Simmons

A new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield has arrived. Pokémon has finally shown off Galarian forms including Weezing and Zigzagoon! We talk about KISS and how they seem pretty happy with what TPCi has shown off too. The TCG gets another card banned before the Pokémon World Championships, Funko is releasing a football Pikachu soon, and Pokémon GO is having an event in Canada this September. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:20 - TCG Card Banned 00:06:30 - Pikachu Funko Pop 00:11:20 - TCG...


370 Pokémon GO Hit 1 Billion Downloads

Pokémon Worlds is coming up and the theme this year is museums. Pokémon also announced changes for the 2020 competitive format. The Team Rocket stuff in Pokémon GO is sticking around and new Shadow Pokémon have arrived. A $500 Mareep is coming to Pokémon Center for both the USA and Japan. Finally, Pokéomn released sales numbers for their games and it seems that Let's Go is on track to surpass Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in total copies sold. 00:02:40 - Introduction 00:06:50 - Pokémon GO...


369 Team GO Rocket

Team Rocket has invaded Pokémon GO. Shadow Pokémon need to be purified, and someone needs to battle these Zubat they brought with. Rumble Rush dropped on iOS, Pokémon Duel is disappearing this October, and Pokémon Masters can be downloaded in Singapore. This episode marks our 9th year of being a podcast, so thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. 00:01:20 - Introduction 00:08:20 - Team Rocket in Pokémon GO 00:33:50 - Break Music 00:34:30 - Pokémon Duel Shuts...


368 Nintendo Switch Lite Unveiled

The Nintendo Switch Lite is coming this holiday and will feature a special Pokémon edition. Pokémon GO is teaming up with One Piece, but it's only really talked about outside of the United States. Pokémon Sword & Shield will feature customizable jerseys for Gym Battles. Mega Rayquaza was banned in the VGC (then unbanned). More minor Pokémon Masters details this episode. Finally, we look back at the development of XY and some information about the Gear projects that Game Freak does. 00:00:20...


367 Pokémon Sword & Shield Not Reusing Models?

According to a Famitsu article from a month ago, Game Freak has stated that the models in Pokémon Sword & Shield are NEW and made from scratch (not taken from past games). A new trailer also debuted showing some new, creamy Pokémon to catch. Pokémon GO released an update to Trainer battles, but then pulled the update due to complaints. Pokémon Worlds is open for registration, and attendees can get a special Aerodactyl for showing up. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:05:00 - Pokémon...


366 No Plans for Pokémon Snap 2

We go over another interview with Ohmori and Masuda regarding Pokémon Sword & Shield. This interview also talked about having no plans for a Pokémon Snap 2 in the future. They also talk about why some features do not return to the games. We go over a cute TCG ruling regarding a Pikachu card. Niantic has shown off that Armored Mewtwo is coming to Pokémon GO on July 10th. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft speak out against Donald Trump's tariff, which they say will hurt the video game...


365 National Dex Update from Masuda

We get an update on the National Dex issue from Masuda directly! Pokémon GO celebrates it's 3rd anniversary by spawning Shiny Alolan Pokémon in the wild. Pokémon Masters gets a release date for this Summer and gave us an 8 minute trailer for the game, showing little gameplay footage. The TCG is getting another expansion right after Pokémon Worlds and more Pokémon phone cases are arriving soon too! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:45 - Pokémon TCG, Hidden Fates 00:13:30 - Casetify...


364 The National Dex Issue

We take time this week to address the #BringBackNationalDex issue that surrounds Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Since Harry Potter Wizard's Unite is out (Niantic's new mobile game), we compare it to Pokémon GO. Japan is getting a new Pokémon Cafe. The PTCG is releasing a new set soon, called Unified Minds. Finally, we talk about if every Pokémon is truly someone's favorite. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:07:00 - Pokémon TCG Unified Minds 00:21:30 - Pokémon Cafe in Japan 00:26:30 - Break...


363 Nintendo Treehouse & Pokémon GO Fest Recaps

We attended Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago for the third year, and we have a full report on how Niantic did this event compared to years prior. We talk about the Jirachi quest, the spawns, the weather, and the lack of issues we had playing. E3 was last week too! SBJ, Greg, and Will talk about the new Gym Leader in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Two new Pokémon, Impidimp and Yamper, were discovered during game play at E3. Masuda and Ohmori talk about the Wild Area and Max Raid battles and we...


362 Sword & Shield Brings Dynamax, Wooloo, and the Wild Area

The Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct unveiled new Pokémon including Corviknight, Wooloo, Gossifleur, and Drednaw. The Wild Area brings what seems to be the raid mechanic from Pokémon GO into a Zelda-like environment for multiplayer action. Game Freak showed off characters such as your Rival, the Champion, and the Professor of Galar. We talk about how Dynamax can provide more possibilities over Z-Moves or Mega Stones. Finally, we talk about how the Legendary Pokémon may be related to...


361 Pokémon Press Conference Recap

Pokémon Sleep, Pokémon HOME, Pokémon Masters, and more was unveiled at the Pokémon Press Conference in Tokyo. We go over our thoughts on Pokémon Sleep and the GO Plus+, as well as, DeNA's upcoming game, Pokémon Masters. We also talk about how Pokémon HOME will work with Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, Pokémon Bank, and Pokémon Sword/Shield in early 2020. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:07:00 - News 00:07:10 - Detective Pikachu Graphic Novel 00:09:30 - Pokémon LINE Stickers 00:12:40 - Pokémon Press...


360 Pokémon Sword & Shield Drama

Have no clue how much is actually in a pint vs a gallon, do not need your e-mails about this. We talk about the Pokémon Sword & Shield shirt issue, old Pokémon returning to Pokémon GO, and Japan is getting exclusive Pikachu ice cream. We also talk about Lickitung scene from Detective Pikachu. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:12:00 - News 00:13:10 - Japanese Ice Cream 00:17:30 - Detective Pikachu Scene 00:23:30 - Break Music 00:24:30 - Pokémon GO Update 00:35:20 - Sword & Shield...


359 New Lures & Pokémon in GO

A new Pokémon mobile game, Rumble Rush, is out in Australia. Three new Lures and some new Gen 4 Pokémon surprise us in Pokémon GO this past week. Niantic is also introducing a "raid week" this upcoming Tuesday. The Pokémon Fit plushes are getting the Generation 2 Pokémon added to the series. This weekend is also your chance to get Shiny Tapu Fini by participating in the 2019 International Challenge May Online Competition! 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:06:00 - News 00:06:00 - Shiny Tapu Fini...


Pokémon Detective Pikachu Podcast Review

**Warning: Spoilers for both video game and movie! ** Irene and SBJ talk about our thoughts and feelings of the Detective Pikachu movie. We talk about how the actors played out their roles, the Pokémon that show up in the movie, and the plot differences between the game and the movie. We also chitchat about what we liked and the couple things we didn't like! This episode is free for everyone and Alola Vacation will return next...


358 Detective Pikachu (Spoiler Free Review)

Shiny Eevee & Pikachu are available at Target in the US! Exclusive Detective Pikachu TCG cards are available at Target, Walmart, and GameStop! The Shiny Tapu Fini opens up this week for registration in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. New Funko Pokémon figures are coming, as well as, new UK Pokémon clothing. Will and SBJ give their spoiler-free thoughts on Detective Pikachu. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:10 - News 00:03:20 - Shiny Eevee & Pikachu at Target 00:16:35 - PTCG Exclusives 00:19:15 -...


357 Charizard's Unbroken Bonds

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf surface in regional raids and in the wild for Pokémon GO. New Pokémon cases are coming out this week, along with Detective Pikachu. Unbroken Bonds, the newest Pokémon TCG set, got released over the weekend with a brand new Charizard card that is actually pretty good. Also, a new app has been released by The Pokémon Company called Pokémon Pass. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:03:15 - News 00:03:30 - Pokémon Pass 00:12:15 - Unbroken Bonds 00:21:25 - Play Pokémon...


356 The 3DS is Dead

Nintendo has posted their Fiscal Year Ending (March 2019) and we go over what their plans are for the 3DS and the Nintendo Switch for the rest of 2019. Detective Pikachu kicked off in Japan, and results have been very positive for the movie. Build-a-bear is getting more plushes, GO tickets are still slowing rolling out, and new Wobbuffet merch is hitting shelves in Japan. 00:00:20 - Introduction 00:02:15 - News 00:02:30 - Pokémon Website Changes 00:09:15 - Detective Pikachu [Actor...


Season 20, Episode 37 | Rising from the Ruins!

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 counterparts. This episode is FREE for everyone! If you'd like more weekly episodes of Alola Vacation, our Pokémon anime podcast, you can subscribe or upgrade to the GOLD Tier for $5 a month to support the podcasts and receive other cool...


355 TCG Rotation Before Pokémon Worlds

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 issues in Milwaukee, WI, so restraining orders are in line for some players. Mr. Mime was almost cut from the Detective Pikachu movie, but after talking to the president of The Pokémon Company, it made the cut! 00:00:20 -...