Ranked: Pokémon Main Game Soundtracks [Straight Outta Kanto]

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Alola, PokéNerds! Welcome to this week’s Straight Outta Kanto blog post. Straight Outta Kanto is Ireland’s number one spot for Nerd Culture, Nostalgia, Nightmares and… more!

This week, we’ll be briefly discussing and ranking our personal favourite Pokémon soundtracks from the main RPG series. Lightly covering all eight generations so far to see if everything really was better in the old days, or if the modern soundtracks can hold their own against our collective nostalgia.

This is by no means definitive, and entirely personal, so please, enjoy!

(8) Pokémon X & Y:

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Coming “last” in our list is… Gen six! I have a lot of love for poor old Kalos, unlike a lot of Pokémon fans out there. Compared to the epic and intense family dramas of both Gen five and seven sandwiching it, X and Y really does fall flat in comparison.

While the Kalos soundtrack is pleasant, charming…

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Pokémon Sword & Shield Top Ten! [Straight Outta Kanto]

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Alola, PokéNerds! Welcome to this week’s Straight Outta Kanto blog post. Straight Outta Kanto is Ireland’s number one spot for Nerd Culture, Nostalgia, Nightmares and… more!

We hope you all found last week’s blog post about handy convention tips and tricks useful and can’t wait to see you all at our “Horror in Pokémon” panel atAkumakon 2020 this coming weekend!

It’s been a jellies-shakingly exciting time here at the S.O.K HQ. Producing, recording and editing our very first and very own Straight Outta KantoPodcast Radio Show – launching Tuesday 14th of January over on the Nerd To Know Media site on iTunes, Spotify etc. This will be a weekly magazine show all about nerdly news, nostalgia nods, spooky spots, hard-hitting petty fandom grievances and and weird things we’ve learned about Japan during the week. So do keep a cheeky ear out for…

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Pokémon Sword and Shield: A Brief Discussion [Straight Outta Kanto]

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Pokémon Sword and Shield: A Brief Discussion

Alola, PokéNerds! Welcome to Straight Outta Kanto, your brand new Irish blog for nostalgia, nerd culture, nonsense and… more!

November 15th 2019, the release date for the single most divisive and controversial Pokémon RPG in the franchise’s 23 year history: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

In spite of the constant pleas from the “#BoycottGameFreak” crowd for PokéFans across the globe to refrain from buying the games, at 8:55am there are queues outside the shut doors of my local GameStop, and others. This is a sight I have never seen in all my many, many years of Pokémon release day turn-outs.

The air is filled with nervous anticipation and there is an awkward, almost embarrassed banter among the members of the queue. It’s apparent that despite all the…

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“Pokemon Horror: An Illustrated Serial. Volume One: The End.” [Page 7]

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Pokemon, but not as you know it…

Except in your nightmares.

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“Pokemon Horror: An Illustrated Series –
Volume One: The End. [Page 7]

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“Pokemon Horror” is a weekly illustrated Pokemon horror serial. Volume One “The End” is set in Kanto. There will be a spooky fanfiction volume corresponding to ALL Pokemon regions. Each instalment will aim to be more gruesome and strange than the last.

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“Pokemon Horror: An Illustrated Serial. Volume One: The End.” [Page 6]

Straight Outta Kanto

Front Cover

Pokemon, but not as you know it…

Except in your nightmares.

[Page 6]

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“Pokemon Horror: An Illustrated Series –
Volume One: The End. [Page 6]

“Pokemon Horror” is a weekly illustrated Pokemon horror serial. Volume One “The End” is set in Kanto. There will be a spooky fanfiction volume corresponding to ALL Pokemon regions. Each instalment will aim to be more gruesome and strange than the last.

It is a non-profit, free to read, illustrated fan fiction. It is written and illustrated by Straight Outta Kanto founder Venus de Vilo and is entirely fictitious. Venus de Vilo does not claim to own any rights over Pokemon or related trade marks. This is just for fun. And fear!

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5 Relatable Millenial PokeDex Entries! [Straight Outta Kanto]

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Alola, PokeNerds! I hope you’re all free-wheeling with frightful glee like a Gengar caught in a tumbling Pumpkboo towards our beloved spooky season!

I know there’s been quite the controversy of late with regards to Game Freak‘s impending new release Pokemon Sword and Shield and change is always a strange and scary thing. (Not as scary as what’s under Mimikyu’s costume…)

However, here at Straight Outta Kanto we embrace all bizarre-ness and take every new addition or subtraction to the ever-changing Pokemon Universe in our chubby little lumbering stride!

While embarking upon one of my many 3am anxiety induced attacks of Marie Kondo-ism during the week, I stumbled upon an old PokeDex anthology from 2015 that sparked deep, deep joy.

The Deluxe Essential Handbook is filled with standard adorable pictures of all Gen 1 – 6 ‘mon and has some rather tame descriptions of them too. We’re…

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