Welcome to Pokemon Cupboard, a world for fans of all things Pokemon!

This is a world where I’ll be posting various things about the Pokemon franchise. Here I plan to talk about some of my favorite Pokemon, favorite locations in the games, perhaps reminisce about playing the games or my favorite episodes of the anime, and maybe much more.

About Me

I got into Pokemon during the mid to late nineties. At first didn’t want anything to do with Pokemon. Back then it was part of my nature to rebel against all things popular. But my opinion about Pokemon changed significantly after seeing the first four or five episodes of the anime. I got into the series and soon wanted to play the games. That Christmas I believe I had received a Gamboy Color and the Blue version of the Pokemon game.

Eventually I also played the Red and Yellow versions, mostly to see how they differed from Blue. I played the games that followed up until Ruby and Sapphire. At that point the anime had started to go downhill. I really didn’t like it when they replaced Misty with that girl May and her annoying little brother Max (god how I loath him). The games started to lose their appeal too. I didn’t like how Ruby and Sapphire didn’t have a lot of the Pokemon from previous games. Of course at the time I didn’t realize that they were going to do remakes of the first generation games.

Still, by that point I was no longer as into Pokemon as I once was. My focus had turned more to Yu-Gi-Oh! and other things. But I still keep tabs on the Pokemon franchise. I think that the anime is a lost cause, but I have read about the newer games, some of which actually look pretty good. I’m also currently working on a Pokemon Fan Fiction project. So in short I’m basically an old-school Pokemon fan.

Guest Posters

My interest in Pokemon ebbs every now and then. So to make things more fun and keep this world alive, I’m going to allow other Pokemon fans here on TheO to post things here. So like me you could post things about your favorite Pokemon or talk about your favorite anime episodes. But you can do so much more too.

  • If you play the games, you could use this world as sort of a journal and share your adventure with everyone. It doesn’t have to be the mainstream Pokemon games either; it could be Pokemon Conquest or one of the consol games.
  • Another use for this world could be to post Pokemon fanfics you may have created. Or perhaps share the profiles of your Pokemon OCs (if you have any).
  • Maybe you have some big Pokemon related art project you want to share. You could use this world to chronicle its creation.

You could do all that and much, much more. As long as it has to do with Pokemon, the sky’s the limit. So if you’re interested in becoming a guest poster, or maybe just have a few questions, please contact me via comment or PM and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Current Guest Posters

umchan649 * dfdfdfdf * xXShayde WolfXx * Ikemarth * Ritsuki * elricbrothersfan

Interesting Specimen: AZ's Floette

I know it’s been ages since I’ve done one of these Interesting Specimen posts, but I thought I’d go ahead and do one again due to a small (and probably widely known) discovery I made while researching the X and Y games for a Poke...

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Reflections On Generation 6

As some of you reading may or may not be aware, the seventh generation Pokemon games are going to be released worldwide this November. The games in question are known as Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, and the various news updates about these games...

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Shadow Mewtwo!

An article from the Anime News Network has just confirmed that the new Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, is going to include a new variation of Mewtwo called Shadow Mewtwo.


I've never actually played the non-mainstream Pokemon games before, but this Shadow Mewtwo is the most badass thing I've seen since Shadow Lugia from Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness. I wonder if Shadow Mewtwo is transferable to the regular games? If he is, he probably needs to be purified like Shadow Lugia needed to be. Plus I'm sure that Mewtwo would end up with a lot of weird movies.

Spooky Pokemon Accessories

Here's another little bit of Pokemon-related news from the Anime News Network. It seems that there's going to be a line of Ghost and Dark Pokemon accessories coming out in Japan, and ANN has pictures. Click on the link below to check them out.


I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't mind having that Umbreon pocket watch. The sketchbooks would be pretty good too, and so would those clear file things. I love the old-style illustrations on them. Anyway, just thought I'd share that with anyone who might be interested.

Zygarde Forms

Hello everyone. In case anyone hasn't heard yet, there have been some new forms of the Kalos Legendary Pokemon, Zygarde that have been revealed. The Anime News Network has just released some pretty detailed information about these forms. It seems to be more information than the serebii.net site seems to have. A link to the info on ANN can be found below.


So from the looks of it, Zygarde is actually a Pokemon made up of multiple organisms that are distributed throughout Kalos, with the "Core" acting sort of like a central processing unit. The article on ANN also seems to imply that there's more than one "Core" In a way, Zygarde could be thought of as a sort of automated defense system designed to protect the environment of the Kalos Region. When the "Core" or "Cores" detect some kind of threat to the environment, they respond proportionally by gathering the surrounding "Cells" and taking the form best suited to deal with the threat.

There's currently no information on how these new forms will appear in the games, though I imagine that they'll show up in a later game called Pokemon Z. I'll try and report more new details as soon as I learn about them. One thing I will say though is that Zygarde has become one of the most fascinating Pokemon I've seen in a long time.