Welcome to Chapter Select Season 6!
We want to be the very best; like no podcast ever was! It is time for us to catch them all as we tackle Pokémon. "Rivals" Max Roberts and Logan Moore set out on a grand adventure to collect, battle, and study this legendary series.
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For the season's structure, the classic bounce back-and-forth format of Chapter Select stands strong. We chose Pokémon generations as the backbone of the schedule. This allowed us to play the remakes where applicable. Here is the order we have for Season 6:
Episode 1 – Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (2004) is releasing on August 23, 2023. Episode 2 – Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (2022) is releasing on September 6, 2023 with special guest Chris Compendio. Episode 3 – Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (2010) is releasing September 20, 2023 with special guest Peter Spezia. Episode 4 – Pokémon Sword and Shield (2019) is releasing October 4, 2023. Episode 5 – Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby (2014) is releasing on October 18, 2023 with special guest Cameron Hawkins. Episode 6 – Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (2017) is releasing on November 1, 2022 with special guest Grant Callahan. Episode 7 – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (2021) is releasing on November 15, 2023. Episode 8 – Pokémon X and Y (2013) is releasing on November 29, 2023 with special guest Tomas Franzese. Episode 9 – Pokémon Black and White (2010) is releasing on December 13, 2023. Episode 10 – Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (2012) is releasing on December 27, 2023. While I am no stranger to the brand of Pokémon, I am to most of these games. Before embarking on this journey, I had only played Blue and Diamond. Much like the protagonists at the start of the games, I have embarked on my very own Pokémon adventure filled with discovery.
As for my rival Logan, he's been earning badges and becoming Champion since the beginning. He's played almost every mainline game before this season and is here to make sure I memorize the type chart.
These ten episodes are not all we have in store for Pokémon. Super Chapter Select members have access to our Poké Battles in every single game. It's a 10 round rivalry-fueled gauntlet to see who truly is the best. You can sign up for just $20 a year for all these battles, longer shows, and exclusive episodes. You can learn more about Super Chapter Select here.
The art this season is taking the iconic Pokémon start screens and modifying them for the show. I've struggled coming up with this concept, but after playing around with fonts, colors, and console boarders, this is what we have chosen. As of this writing, I haven't made most of the art yet, so I am excited to see where it goes!
We are thrilled to finally announce Season 6 - Pokémon! We've been working on this one for over a year. The first episode will be launching next month – August 23, 2023 – with new episodes following in a fortnightly manner. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!