Team Rocket succeeds because of its grounded and persistent nature

What makes a good villain? It could be how justified and vindicated someone feels when they get the chance to rise up and defeat them. Ones with intense backstories and motivations that almost a player sympathize with them are intriguing too. But, when it comes to the Pokemon series, one villainous group keeps enjoying one uprising after another. Team Rocket can’t be kept down. (Team Go Rocket even took Pokemon Go by storm.) In the case of this group, one could argue it is their persistence. Because, while the group does have an array of activities that can make people justified in fighting them and does have more affable members like Jessie and James, their in-game activities come down to relying on certain Pokemon they are familiar with, gradually building up plans, never hiding their intention and always being ready to make a comeback.

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Understanding the Game Boy’s Animal Breeder series

A phenomenon sometimes seen among Pokemon fans is fusion. People combine two species into one for a sort of hybrid character that possesses traits of both. While such a thing isn’t possible in the actual series, Japan did give us a whole line of games based upon that exact premise. It is called Animal Breeder, and somehow it went through four installments without a single one ever making it outside of Japan.

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The best of the Game Boy Color: a guide

As we live through the nostalgia of celebrating the 20th anniversaries of the system’s best releases, it’s a great time to revisit the Game Boy Color and play some old and new favorites! (As well as some original Game Boy releases celebrating their 30th!) We’ve spent… well, a lot of time with the library over here, and we’ve compiled a list of the games you simply shouldn’t miss on the platform. Read on, will you?

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Pocket Billiards: Funk the 9-Ball’s aesthetic makes a simple pool game stand out

There are a lot of pool games out there and frankly, it can be difficult for some to find a place for themselves. Especially in the case of the Game Boy and Game Boy Color. You have games with generic titles like Billiard Club, Championship Pool, Pocket Color Billiard, Pro Pool and Side Pocket. The lone exception was a strange little game called Pocket Billiard: Funk the 9-Ball. In a world where lots of games tried to sell themselves by just showing billiard balls on the cover, this one gave us a dog boy named Break and a frog girl named Rack.

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