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POKÉMON: Pokémon Dollars and Hidden Economies

July 5, 2022

In this episode, Bruce is joined by Lore Party's newest co-host, Avery, to take a closer look at the hidden economic aspects of the Pokemon world.


POKÉMON: Pocket Monsters' Guide to Volo

June 14, 2022

Bruce and Caleb explore how the roles of characters like Volo, Cogita, Cyllene, and Kamado in Pokemon Legends Arceus give us an interesting perspective.


POKÈMON: Humanity’s Influence on Pokemon

March 28, 2022

Humanity has always had a mixed relationship with Pokemon.


POKÉMON: Which Crime Syndicate is The Very Best?

Feb. 7, 2022

In this episode, Caleb, Lawerence, and Bruce discuss Pokemon's villains to see who's the best at being bad.


POKÉMON: What Is up With These Kids?

Dec. 6, 2021

Bruce and Maya try to unpack one of the most confusing parts of the Pokémon universe: why in the world are kids as young as ten years old out here surviving on their own?


POKÉMON: Why Cynthia Is the Greatest Champion

Oct. 4, 2021

Bruce and Caleb make the case for why Cynthia, the champion of the Sinnoh region in Pokêmon Diamond and Pearl, is the greatest of all champions in the entire franchise.


POKÉMON: Team Plasma's N and the Human-Pokémon Relationship

July 21, 2021

Bruce, Lawerence, and Maya explore the life and philosophies of Team Plasma's iconic puppet leader Natural Harmonia Gropius.


POKÉMON: When Humans Play Arceus

April 5, 2021

Bruce, Lawerence, and Maya explore the legend of the all-powerful deity Arceus, a mythical creature said to have created the entire Pokémon universe.


POKÉMON: Ukulele Pichu and Other Lost Pokémon

April 27, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence are joined by lost Pokémon expert Dr. Lava to explore the pocket monsters that could have been. This is an EXPERT level episode, which means some parts of the discussion may not make sense unless you’ve p…


POKÉMON: The Myths of Legendary Pokémon

April 8, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence explore how legendary Pokémon affect human society. They discuss what makes legendary Pokémon different (1:10), how their myths are twisted by groups like Team Magma (10:25), and the types of maniacs who …


POKÉMON: What It Means to Be a Gym Leader

March 9, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence explore the many responsibilities of being a gym leader in the world of Pokémon.  They discuss the role gym leaders play in their towns (2:58), the burden of maintaining the respect and reputation of thei…


POKÉMON: The Secret Pokémon Wars

Feb. 4, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence explore the many theories surrounding a historic and catastrophic war that once took place in the seemingly peaceful world of Pokémon. They discuss the subtle hints found in Red and Blue that indicate a w…


POKÉMON: The Most Disturbing Pokédex Entries

Jan. 6, 2020

Bruce and Lawerence dive into the Pokédex and explore some of the weirdest and creepiest Pokémon in existence. They discuss Drowzee's dream-eating habit (2:13), Cubone's morbid attachment to its mother (5:57), Mimikyu's dang…