Episode 018 – The Cave of Dragonflies

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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!

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Episode 017 – Gorilla Tactics is a War Crime

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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.

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Episode 016 – King Miror B

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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.

Episode 015 – Pokémon Sword and Shield Roundtable Discussion

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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.

Episode 014 – Breadcrumbs for Feral Pigeons

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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.

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Episode 013 – Let Archie Be Hot!

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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.

 

Episode 012 – Rock is Just Small Ground

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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 (TwitterTumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes.

Episode 011 – The Victreebel Flail

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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 Duel
  • M2DESCENT is a real dumb code, but it’ll get you some Mewtwo stones
  • Mega Pidgeot’s Yu-Gi-Oh hair
  • Whining about online infrastructure: part one million
  • Matt mispronounces at least 3 Pokémon names and Zane doesn’t call him out on it
  • What If Chatot Was Good?
  • Sinnoh confirmed
  • Pokémon is eSports now
  • Where is my fly Pokémon, Game Freak?
  • Literally every ROMhack is bad except one
  • The world’s nerdiest discussion about sprite dimensions
  • Someone please draw Zane swinging a Victreebel like a flail

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Episode 010 – Underflows and Moonsaults

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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 Armstrong
  • We conclusively prove that the GTS is, still to this day, complete bullhonkey
  • Pokémon Red and Blue are held together with duct tape
  • Starmie’s Alola Vacation
  • Did you know Generation II is really good?
  • WWE moveset analysis
  • Mohn’s thinkin’ bout thos beans….
  • Exclusive breakdown of franchise favourite Tentaquil
  • All weather is bad except Hail

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Episode 009 – Blabla Dodo

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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 Fandom
  • Zane blankets the entire podcast with callouts of EZBoard, Miyamoto, Postgame of Thrones, his own brother and, of course, us
  • Fear and loathing in the Smogon OverUsed tier
  • Mother 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 notes
  • Matt gets the Pokemon Go section to a cool five seconds
  • Super Mystery Dungeon is a bullshit baby game
  • Aury damage calcs an offhand joke because they’re a huge nerd
  • We talk Fakemon & fake types, both ones we’ve made and ones we’d love to make
  • French and German Pokemon names are extremely good
  • Zane answers that one question we get every week
  • Bulbapedia gets down and dirty

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