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Elite Full Restore
55 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 18 – The Cave of Dragonflies
Elite Full Restore is back with an interview-style episode! This week we have on Dragonfree from The Cave of Dragonflies, one of the oldest and longest-standing Pokémon fan-sites around on the web. We talk about Fakemon, our shared internet past at Pokémon Treasures, her favourite Pokémon picker which everyone in the world uses and of course her 17-year-spanning fanfic The Quest For the Legends, which I’ve been reading since at least 2004. This and so much more!If you have ideas for people we can have on the show or topics you think could sustain an hour discussion, please reach out on Twitter!Follow Dragonfree on Twitter and Tumblr, and of course check out her site!That’s all for now, see you next time!Further things to check out not linked above:If the concept of a Scyther dating sim intrigues you, please check out Sutoraiku High immediatelyIf you want to look into the guts of R/B/Y to see how hilariously broken they could be, check out Dragonfree’s page on stat modificationOur art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is the Gen 2 style demake of Ruby/Sapphire’s “Abandoned Ship” theme by Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm on Soundcloud.
108 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 17 – Gorilla Tactics is a War Crime
Elite Full Restore welcomes Reigning Pokémon International VGC Champion and Current (And Only) WBE League Champion and 2016 World’s Pokémon VGC Masters Champion Wolfe Glick and @falseswipeg writer, published e-sports writer, perennial guest and friend of the show Zane for a long discussion about the Pokémon competitive scene, the meaning of narrative for both players and viewers in an e-sports community and which Pokémon could be considered war crimes under the Geneva Convention.Follow Zane and his work at: @epengu on Twitter, False Swipe Gaming on YouTube and his podcast Analog.Follow Wolfe and his work at: @WolfeyGlick on Twitter, @WolfeyVGC on Twitch and YouTube.Our art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is the Battle! World Champion Music by Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose from Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire.Extra Links mentioned in the episode:Markus’s VGC History VideoJames Baek’s Twitter
104 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 16 – King Miror B
Welcome to the era of Sword and Shield folks! Elite Full Restore is back with a panel of friends (Steven, Silva and Morg) to talk about the upcoming Sword and Shield DLC, the competitive scene and running a Draft League for battling. We also simultaneously come up with the most galaxy-brained fan-theory of all time on the spot which you might be able to guess from the title.Featuring: Matt, Steven, Silva and Morg.This episode was very lightly edited due to some audio difficulties. If there’s anything particularly egregious, let us know on Twitter!Our art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is the Cipher Peon battle from Colosseum by Tsukasa Tawada.
81 minutes | a year ago
Episode 15 – Pokémon Sword and Shield Roundtable Discussion
Hey folks! The dawn of the final hours are before us and Matt sat down with friends of the show Stephanie, Max and WeedLordVegeta to talk about all things positive and negative about Sword and Shield before the game launches proper in North America.This episode contains spoilers for unrevelealed portions of the Galar Dex and information about the game, such as Gym Leaders, which may be considered spoilers to some so tread at your own risk.This episode was also fully recorded by a web-hosted recording bot for simplicity, and thus will have occasional blips in the audio.Our new art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is the Sword and Shield battle theme penned by Toby Fox.A link that relates to a topic of discussion is this excellent article by Patricia Hernandez at Polygon about the #GameFreakLies hashtag.
86 minutes | a year ago
Episode 14 – Breadcrumbs for Feral Pigeons
This week on Elite Full Restore we are joined by Twitch, creative director of The Banned Pokémon Game Nintendo Doesn’t Want You To See (Pokémon Uranium) and my co-runner on the Fakemon blog.We talk about our hopes and expectations for Sword and Shield, what we like to see in a Pokemon (and Fakemon) design, fake types and a whole lot more!Our new art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is “The Under” by Tsukasa Tawada.Links:The fake TCG leaksPokémon Factory DiscordPokémon OrangePokémon Uranium DiscordPokenginePokémon XGNotes:The intro song being like, 2 minutes long was accidental. I might fix it later but the song slaps and I didn’t overlap any talking so it’s fineAt around 56 minutes my internet cut out and Twitch kept talking, so it sounds like I wasn’t listening and then repeated myself but I was in fact just trying to get back on track after reconnecting my internet.
74 minutes | a year ago
Episode 13 – Let Archie Be Hot!
Whoa, folks! Noise Space’s original raison d’être is back for the run up to the new games coming out soon for the Switch. To help him out, Matt reached out to friend of the show John Michonski for his feelings about the last few years of Pokémon dealings, including Let’s Go, the Sun/Moon anime, and the honestly kind of surprising transformation of Pokémon Go into, like, a real game. Also our controversial #DEXIT opinions.This episode does liberally discuss leaks, so if you’re looking to remain unspoiled skip be vigilant around the 25 minute mark, because we talk about it for about a minute and then again near the end of questions we talk about starter evolutions. Relating to released information, yes we know that there are only going to be 8 gyms but the SPECULATION WAS IN THE AIR when we recorded.For more of the beta Pokémon information, check out Helix Chamber.You can find John on his Twitter linked above or at VideoGameChooChoo.Our new art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is Miror B’s Retro Groove by Tsukasa Tawada.
76 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 12 – Rock is Just Small Ground
Elite Full Restore is back with an experimental new episode! Recorded live as a stream on Twitch, and with minimal post-recording editing, it’s part of we’re looking into to make putting out episodes a little easier on us. With good friend and enemy of the show Brooks Oglesby on to give us all his hot takes, we briefly discuss Ultra Sun/Moon but mostly just say disgusting things. Check out the video version on Aury’s Twitch channel @vaporheart!As usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes.
70 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 11 – The Victreebel Flail
Elite Full Restore yet again took too long to make an episode, even with a fill-in host! We welcome back Zane as Aury enjoys their post-marital bliss, and nerd out more than usual. If this episode isn’t showing up in your podcast feed, it’s probably because iTunes and Google Play are being weird with the new episode URLs.Literally what is Pokémon DuelM2DESCENT is a real dumb code, but it’ll get you some Mewtwo stonesMega Pidgeot’s Yu-Gi-Oh hairWhining about online infrastructure: part one millionMatt mispronounces at least 3 Pokémon names and Zane doesn’t call him out on itWhat If Chatot Was Good?Sinnoh confirmedPokémon is eSports nowWhere is my fly Pokémon, Game Freak?Literally every ROMhack is bad except oneThe world’s nerdiest discussion about sprite dimensionsSomeone please draw Zane swinging a Victreebel like a flailLinks:One Nation of Gamers tournament RundownNugget Bridge’s Portland Regionals coverage on TwitchDitto Magnemite plushIdeadex Pokemon Quartz Let’s Play (This is quite old internet, so be forewarned of Edgy Humour)Bogleech Pokémon reviews, now completed!Technology is incredible text / picsThe incredible reference in this week’s Thanks, Bulbapedia!As usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes. We can also now be found on Discord!
69 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 10 – Underflows and Moonsaults
Hey! It’s Elite Full Restore! Yes we still exist, and with our 10th episode we’re officially a real podcast. This is mostly a clearing-house of old questions and a rundown of the last month, to prepare for the little content gulf we can expect in the near future. What, will we actually have to make jokes?Competitive is fun to watch if you recognize the players, who knew??Mega Pidgeot as Billie Joe ArmstrongWe conclusively prove that the GTS is, still to this day, complete bullhonkeyPokémon Red and Blue are held together with duct tapeStarmie’s Alola VacationDid you know Generation II is really good?WWE moveset analysisMohn’s thinkin’ bout thos beans….Exclusive breakdown of franchise favourite TentaquilAll weather is bad except HailLinks:A useful QR Code team for the Battle TreeSome of our favourite Pokémon content creators: Alex OglozaAaron ZhengShenanigansWolfe GlickAs usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes. We can also now be found on Discord!
81 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 9 – Blabla Dodo
Elite Full Restore is back for the new year and yet again we’ve brought a guest, we’re joined this week by Zane (@epengu) to talk Fakemon, Smash Bros and generally to give us a hard time.The Wild West of Early Internet Pokemon FandomZane blankets the entire podcast with callouts of EZBoard, Miyamoto, Postgame of Thrones, his own brother and, of course, usFear and loathing in the Smogon OverUsed tierMother 3 is never coming to the West and we all need to expect it no Aury I’m not letting you put that in the show notesMatt gets the Pokemon Go section to a cool five secondsSuper Mystery Dungeon is a bullshit baby gameAury damage calcs an offhand joke because they’re a huge nerdWe talk Fakemon & fake types, both ones we’ve made and ones we’d love to makeFrench and German Pokemon names are extremely goodZane answers that one question we get every weekBulbapedia gets down and dirtyLinks:Pokemon Factory!Smogon Create-A-Pokemon projectLong Live Pokemon Prism!An artist’s approximation of Jigglypuff’s hitboxes, and what it looks like with a Ganondorf skeletonAs usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes. We can also now be found on Discord!
64 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 8 – Zed Moves, Cheats, and the Suck
Elite Full Restore is BACK after a wait pretty much as long as the last one. Sun and Moon are here, but we’re just in it for the goofs.First up, join us on Discord! General discussion area, a place to put questions where we won’t lose them and we have a Fat Pikachu emojiVGC San Jose regionals report! Matt manages to mispronouce San JoseYour monthly “competitive Pokémon could be better” discussionDon’t miss a bunch of events! There’s currently FOUR, check Mystery Gift on WiFi on both current and last gen games, and enter the code ARCEUS20 or ARCEUS2016 in last gen gamesMatt gets the Pokémon Go info down to a lean 30 seconds, Aury still vapes the whole timeThe ethical and practical quandaries of hackingA quick primer on SOS battles and the Island Scan features and how Matt is the stupidest god damn human on this entire EarthAn update on new abilities for old Pokemon gives us a great vape of the weekThe Ultra Beasts are here to stay, we love our space friends, and we earn our explicit rating saying which ones we’d fuckMassage parlours hate him! This gym employee’s one neat trick to maximize your Pokémon’s friendshipLinks:Nugget Bridge Hack InfoMagearna QR codeSun and Moon’s horrible out of scale WailordAs usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes. Don’t forget the Meloetta event ends the 24th!
63 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 7 – Young Farfetch'd Rides Again
Well folks! We definitely didn’t get the next episode sooner! Herein, we discuss three rounds of news, a demo, the leak of the entire game’s files and also Lickitung’s ball handling. Pokémon Sun and Moon are imminent!Answering a bunch of age-old questions like “will they reveal the starter evolutions” and “What is the NX?!” several weeks late, fuck, sorryAury vapes through Matt’s entire rapid-fire Pokémon Go updateMatt rants about Nintendo’s terrible accounts system againBuy a 3DS if you haven’t yet, they’re going on $AAAAALE!Our Pokémon hopes for the Switch (which we keep calling NX)Them jingle!We finally just respond to a question entirely with a Simpsons referenceTalonflame gets what is coming to it!Put Dark Void in the toilet!Buzzwole is the beefy friend we need in these trying timesMachamp cranking hog: part one of 19Red and Blue are literally married and on their honeymoonWe run through every possible basketball meme in a quest to defeat the 95-96 Chicago BullsClarifications/Corrections (The Smogon Research thread seems to indicate…):Receiver indeed only inherit’s a fainted ally’s abilityParental Bond apparently still activates secondary move effectsThe Attack boost for Farfetch’d is 65 to 90, so its new Attack power with Stick actually dwarfs a Medicham with Pure Power considerablyNo accuracy change to SwaggerLinks:Things that learn Splash (for Z-Move Splash)Changed Base Stats / Abilities via Kaphotics Movepool Changes for older PokémonFishy’s fun team via Nugget BridgeBulbapedia Ship ListBogleech Pokemon ReviewsJamie Boyt’s Cottonee As usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes.
68 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 6 – The Devil Went Down To Gamestop
Welcome back! Elite Full Restore returns after an awkwardly long absence fuelled by poor planning. We are joined this time by Patrick Scarborough (@RiotScarizard) for part of our episode to talk nonsense as usual. New news is TOMORROW so hopefully we’ll get the next episode out sooner!We love garbage and being garbage and broadcasting garbageA million dogs shitpost in the desertAury buys a Metallica album in a Monster Rancher QuestPatrick asks for a gorilla, we give him an Oranguru (biologists hate them!)We discuss community-organized bans/tiering in competitive Pokémon and determine that it’s all stupidWe answer an incredible question about lending games, prison and the devil himself and spend several minutes poorly answering itRapid news: Volcanion coming October 10th to Gamestop/EB, Pokémon Bank update delayed, Pokemon Showdown was hacked (change your passwords!) & the Pokémon Go Plus is mostly not worth itHATLESS CONFIRMEDWhat if Counter was… good??Fun trivia facts about burrowing owlsTHROW PIKACHU INTO THE SKYFangames are cool, until they’re not“Squizpillion has three questions for us this week!” “Oh god…”WHICH ONE VAPES: We did it first editionLinks:Special thanks to Jay for the help with the editing! You can read some of Jay’s writing at The Pokémon Sprite Guy, with some insightful looks into classic Pokémon.The mentioned Buff Popplio Evolution.Please Buy Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All On Amazon TodayAs usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes.
63 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 5 – Don't Google Winkshipping
Your favourite fools are here, and Elite Full Restore is back with an episode that is definitely too long! This was recorded before CoroCoro, we’ll get to that next time.There has been way too many Sun/Moon “leaks” and they’re all fake and badMatt talks about the anime and Aury doesn’t careGARY WAS HERE – ASH IS A LOSERAury is confident we will destroy our enemies in the Brotherhood Without Manners“I love all Pokémon” Earlier that day, “I don’t care for Tornadus-Therian”Sudowoodo is a fake bitchAury reminisces about the Wild West that was old-time Pokemon tourneysBabbytron > CybertronSoliciting for Griffin McElroy’s address so we can give him a type chartWhy record a podcast when you could be out catching Pokémon creatures?Guzma and the Slav SquatThe Daily Vape: Episode 2RegiGETGETGETGETGOTGOTGOTGOTLinks mentioned in the episode:Learn more about DirtquatroWolfe’s walkthrough of his winning world’s teamGriffin McElroy’s Nuzlocke Run, praise Sea BreezeThe world’s worst political cartoon about Pokémon GoSmogon CAP 3D Modelling ProjectAs always, thanks Bulbapedia, see you all soon <3Twitter & Tumblr
46 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 4 – Alola Sandshrew, Canadian Icon
Welcome back to the long-absent Elite Full Restore! We swear this isn’t supposed to be a monthly podcast. So much for professional!Aury calls out the grandma of a competing Pokémon podcast hostAlola Exeggutor and all haters need to meet us in the thunderdomeWe Love Smash Bros JigglypuffAury hits us up with the sweet Gamestop lifehacksA brief look into recent Pokémon leaks Matt talks about a Fakemon he thought up, linked belowPokémon Go Ain’t LoyalAury wants Abra to represent them in a court of lawNiantic please hire us as community managers don’t look at the previous bullet pointsLinks mentioned in the episode:“What We Learned At Nationals” from Saffron City PostThe Silph Road – Pokémon Go stats and researchMy Avocado Fakemon as drawn by @JamesCrabbAs usual, things have changed since we recorded and follow-ups will be in the next episode. Let us know how you feel about the looser format and if we missed anything you want us to cover, drop us a line at our social media.Twitter & Tumblr
43 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 3 – Yugi Moto Mimikyu
Welcome back to everyone’s favourite Pokémon podcast, actually posting an episode two weeks after the previous one! We’re professional, guys!!We started with an in-depth interview with National’s commentator Aaron Zheng (@CybertronVGC) who makes us look smart then makes us look dumb for the rest of the episode with our shenanigansDrampa definitely vapesThe thing about Kiteruguma is that him hugAaron relates the joy of meeting everyone cool gamer grandpa, Shigeru MiyamotoMatt gets mad about the implications of CorrosionThe international scene gives hope about the state of the VGC metagameA Mimikyu imitates Aaron’s favourite Halloween costume to win his loveAaron’s opinion gets overridden, Team Instinct foreverMatt manages to make an ass of himself pronouncing HawaiianAs promised, here is a guide to Pokémon Go from Reddit . Don’t forget to subscribe, and leave us a good review!Please visit us on the web:Twitter & Tumblr.
39 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 2 – Groudon Groudon Everywhere
The second episode is up a solid 5 days after we recorded it. It’s a bit out of date! Bear with us, we’ll talk about yesterday’s revealed Pokémon soon.We discuss another set of new PokémonMatt really likes the move Drill run, guysAury continues to bitch about the competitive sceneWe discuss some of our favourite Fakemon, linked belowMatt does his entire Pokémon Shuffle segment but forgot to record it so it’s missing but I swear to god I will murder Genius SonorityWhat is the Brexit Pokémon?Matt’s referenced Fakemon are Battrus and Claustic by JoshKH92, while Aury goes to bat for Smogon CAP’s Syclant.Also as promised, an EV Training Guide and a DexNav Guide.We’ll be back again soon to discuss the flood of Pokémon from Friday, and to talk about how we feel about the various side-games.Please visit us on the web:Twitter & Tumblr
51 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 1 – Rotom Pokédex Is My Son
The first episode of your new favourite Pokémon podcast is here! Hosted by Aury and MattNew Sun and Moon news!Our collective son, Rotom Pokédex, and what’s next for him and his kindThe current VGC Metagame & how to make the game more accessibleA Japanese poll ranked all the Pokémon and it’s complete bullshitand a truly horrible first question courtesy of “Brooks Oglesby“Please visit us on the web:Twitter & Tumblr
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