“2016 Pokémon World Championships.” 2016 World Championships Information | Pokemon.com, Pokémon, www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2016/about/. The 2016 World Championships page explains where the event was and the time for all the events. It even explained that there was limited space at the venue and the event would be closed off from the public. However, there is also a link to watch the events being streamed live.
“Battle Today Using the 2017 Pokémon VG Championships Format.” Pokemon.com, Pokemon, 1 Dec. 2016, www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/battle-today-using-the-2017-pokemon-vg-championships-format/. Pokemon has knowledge of its own game readily available for everyone to see. I used this page to remind myself of the rules. They are not easy to forget but it is always a good idea to make sure. This page happens to be the rules for 2017, which are slightly altered to pave the road for the latest generation of Pokemon and an attempt to reduce the amount of timer stalling in the competitive side of the game.
“Latest News.” Smogon University - Competitive Pokémon Community, Smogon, www.smogon.com/. Smogon is the hub if you want a competitive challenge. With tiers, the restrictions allow Pokemon who would normally sink in normal competitive play a chance to shine. The clauses allow a freer way to play, banning evasion enhancing moves and one-hit KO moves.
“List of Games by Release Date.” Bulbapedia, Bulbapedia, 28 Mar. 2007, bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_games_by_release_date. Having an exact day for release games is very important. It is also something that you should never mess up as it spread misinformation. Luckily, this page has all games related to Pokemon, so they were easy to find. It can even be sorted for convenience.
Marriland. “Marriland.” YouTube, YouTube, 12 Sept. 2006, www.youtube.com/user/Marriland. Marriland has been recording gameplay footage for 10 years. He emphasizes quality in his work and aims to create content that all ages can enjoy. He is also a Pokemon YouTuber that enjoys making journeys through the game rather than battle others online. He is well known for his Nuzlocke videos and Let's Plays for the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series.
“Mythical Pokémon.” Mythical Pokémon - Bulbapedia, the Community-Driven Pokémon Encyclopedia, Bulbapedia , 18 Apr. 2015, bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Mythical_Pok%C3%A9mon. The Mythical Pokemon page includes every known Mythical Pokemon since the first games. It even has information on the latest two, Magearna and Marshadow, although the latter has been revealed officially by the Pokemon company. This page is useful because it explains what a Mythical Pokemon is far better than I can.
“Play! Pokémon Rules &Amp; Resources.” Play! Pokémon Rules &Amp; Resources | Pokemon.com, Pokemon, www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/. The resource page is a fantastic place for those who want all the info on competitive play. It has the most up to date rule-set for the video games, but the trading card game rules are still at 2016 at the moment. The page also has a guide for parents so that they also may be informed on what to expect. There are even guides to hosting and running Leagues.
“Pokemon Emerald Nuzlocke, Part 00: Ruling the Rules! ,” director. Marriland, 27 Oct. 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=53fsGTXpM4U. This video is part 0 of Marriland's first Nuzlocke adventure. It explains all the rules to the challenge. I chose this video over any other because it is just the basic rules and not anything else added to make it more challenging like his latest challenges. He also has more expertise on the topic than I do, having only completed the challenge once.
Raj, Mark Alexander et al. “Pokémon GO: Imaginary Creatures, Tangible Risks.” Pokémon GO: Imaginary Creatures, Tangible Risks, vol. 55, no. 13, 30 Sept. 2016, pp. 1195–1196. Pokémon GO: Imaginary Creatures, Tangible Risks. This page was useful in providing the usual warning that Pokemon Go is dangerous. Not much to it really.
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I have probably gained the ability to position myself into a public conversation and composed a logical argument supported by research. If I actually had to of course. I am not fond of having to explain things in great detail, especially without any visual aids. Pokémon is more than just throwing Pokéballs at Pokémon, so it can be hard to convey unknown feelings. I can give points to why it is more than just a game marketed at young children and how adults can also benefit from it. Most people who do play Pokémon have some sort of Internet connection so being able to write something using a program such as Adobe Spark is a means of communication. They might find this small piece while searching for the location of where to find a specific Pokémon or item. I have also gained the knowledge of different texts to use for my research and where to find them. Since Pokémon is mostly digital, most of my resources will be found on the Internet. When really reflecting on my inner abilities to make myself a better writer, it would obviously be to stop procrastinating. It usually happens when I think the assignment is easy or boring. Then, I freak out and stop thinking when I realize that I let too much time slip. I usually use good grammar and etcetera otherwise.