18 episodes

Matt navigates the world of Pokémon from several angles with the help from guests

Elite Full Restor‪e‬ Noise Space

    • Animation & Manga

Matt navigates the world of Pokémon from several angles with the help from guests

    The Cave of Dragonflies

    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.
     

    • 55 min
    Gorilla Tactics is a War Crime

    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

    • 1 hr 48 min
    King Miror B

    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.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Pokémon Sword and Shield Roundtable Discussion

    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.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Breadcrumbs for Feral Pigeons

    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 XG
    Notes:
    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. 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Let Archie Be Hot!

    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.
     

    • 1 hr 14 min

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