Friday, September 4 — 9:30 AM

Ever notice that Brawl’s Pikachu has the goggles from Melee’s Pichu?  And now you know the rest of the story.

How exactly do Pokemon names work?  When they evolve, do they lose their old identity and have to struggle to accept their new one?  Think about it–you’ve said only one word repeatedly your entire life, and now you have to adjust to saying something new, like “Meganium” or whatever.  And how does it work when they get married?  “Hi, I used to be Seel, but now I’m Seel Psyduck, and in a week, I’ll be Seel Golduck.”  How can a seal breed with a duck anyway!?  The whole Pokemon universe is messed up, man.

-By Matthew