Posted on Leave a comment

Dog Day Sunday: Dog Pokemon!

In honor of the continued success of Pokemon Go, this Dog Day Sunday we have decided to feature all of the dog-type Pokemon! Because digital animals are totally more interesting than real-life animals.

Though the original 151 features only two dog-type Pokemon (Arcanine and Growlith), subsequent generations of the Pokemon game and television series have given birth to a plethora of new adorable (and kind of scary) dog-type Pokemon.

Here’s the full list of dog-type Pokemon:

Arcanine

Species: Legendary
Type: Fire
Abilities: Flash Fire, Intimidate
Weakness: Ground, Rock, Water
Height (ft): 6′ 3″
Arcanine will always be the alpha male of the dog Pokemon. It doesn’t get much better than this, folks… trust us.

Electrike

Species: Lightning
Type: Electric
Abilities: Lightning Rod, Static
Weakness: Ground
It’s as if the creator of this Pokemon just said “fuck it.”

Furfrou

Species: Poodle
Type: Normal
Abilities: Fur Coat
Weakness: Fighting
Height (ft): 3′ 11″

 Its ability is fur coat. Really?

Growlith

Species: Puppy
Type: Fire
Abilities: Flash Fire, Intimidate
Weakness: Ground, Rock, Water
Height (ft): 2′ 4″
The O.G. dog Pokemon.

Granbull

Species: Fairy
Type: Fairy
Abilities: Quick Feet, Intimidate
Weakness: Steel, Poison
Height (ft): 4′ 7″
Is this a dog Pokemon or Space Jam villain? The world may never know.

Herdier

Species: Loyal Dog
Type: Normal
Abilities: Sand Rush, Intimidate
Weakness: Fighting
I can’t see this adorable pup intimidating anyone anytime soon.

Houndour

Species: Dark
Type: Dark, Fire
Abilities: Flash Fire, Early Bird
Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Rock, Water
You wouldn’t want to meet this hell hound in a dark alley, that’s for sure.

Houndoom

Species: Dark
Type: Dark, Fire
Abilities: Flash Fire, Early Bird
Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Rock, Water
Height (ft): 4′ 7″
…or this one. Yeah, definitely this one.

Lucario

Species: Aura
Type: Fighting, Steel
Abilities: Inner Focus, Steadfast
Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Fire
Anubis? Is that you?

Lillipup

Species: Puppy
Type: Normal
Abilities: Pickup, Vital Spirit
Weakness: Fighting
Height (ft): 1′ 4″
Bunny? Dog? Deformed stuffed animal? This Pokemon doesn’t know what the hell it is.

Manectric

Species: Discharge
Type: Electric
Abilities: Lightning Rod, Static
Weakness: Ground
A shocking combination of fur and fury. What? Too lame? Okay… :(

Mightyena

Species: Bite
Type: Dark
Abilities: Quick Feet, Intimidate
Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Fairy
Height (ft): 3′ 3″
No bark, all bite.

Poochyena

Species: Bite
Type: Dark
Abilities: Run Away, Quick Feet
Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Fairy
Height (ft): 1′ 8″
We’re willing to face certain death for the chance to snuggle with this adorable dark Pokemon.

Riolu

Species: Emanation
Type: Fighting
Abilities: Inner Focus, Steadfast
Weakness: Psychic, Flying, Fairy
Height (ft): 2′ 4″
This pokemon has two sets of ears! We think…

Smeargle

Species: Painter
Type: Normal
Abilities: Technician, Own Tempo
Weakness: Fighting
Height (ft): 3′ 11″
I’m not saying this Pokemon is useless, but this Pokemon is definitely useless.

Snubbull

Species: Fairy
Type: Fairy
Abilities: Run Away, Intimidate
Weakness: Steel, Poison
Will someone please explain to us wtf this even is?

Stoutland

Species: Big-Hearted
Type: Normal
Abilities: Sand Rush, Intimidate
Weakness: Fighting
Height (ft): 3′ 11
Special attack: leaving fur on its enemies black pants before they leave for work.

Which dog Pokemon is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! Want your dog featured on Dog Day Sunday?

Send your stories and photos to webmaster@geekgirlworld.com and you’ll be entered to win a Loot Crate Pet Edition!

 

 

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Posted on Leave a comment

Eevee is Coming to Build-A-Bear!

One of the cutest Pokémon ever is getting the Build-A-Bear treatment!

A 14″ version of Eevee will be available at Build-A-Bear online and in stores on Thursday, September 1.

Build-A-Bear’s Eevee Plush

The standard plush will retail for $28, with accessories available for Eevee at an additional cost. One such accessory is a Pokeball sleep suit, which will be available online and in stores for $12.50.

All Eevees purchased online and in store will come with an exclusive Pokémon Trading Card Game card.

Can’t wait until Thursday to claim your own Eevee? Fear not!

Zealous Pokémon fans can order the exclusive online set right now.

The online-only set retails for $62 and includes the Eevee plush (duh), an Eevee cape, the Pokeball printed sleeper, an Eevee 5-in-1 sound insert, and the exclusive Build-A-Bear Workshop Pokémon TCG card.

Eevee’s Adorable Cape

The Eevee cape (which is adorably patterned with Eevee’s many evolution forms) and the 5-in-1 sound insert will be exclusive to the online-only set and will not be available for individual sale.

Eevee isn’t the first Pokémon to get the Build-A-Bear treatment – the stuffed retail giant also offers a Pikachu plush.

Fingers crossed that Build-A-Bear will continue to add more Pokémon to their growing family!

Will you be purchasing your very own Eevee? Let us know in the comments!

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Posted on Leave a comment

Pokémon Go: How to Choose Your Eeveelution

Pokémon Go fans have discovered a way to choose which Pokémon your Eevee evolves into, and it’s outlandish, simple, and awesome.

As it turns out, all you need to do to guarantee your preferred Eeveelution form is nickname your Pokémon a specific name:

  • Jolteon: Nickname your Eevee Sparky
  • Flareon: Nickname your Eevee Pyro
  • Vaporeon: Nickname your Eevee Rainer

Recognize these names? They’re not random.

Sparky, Pyro, and Rainer were the names of three of the four Eevee Brothers from the first season of Pokémon (episode 37, to be exact). These trainers were in possession of their respective Eevee (Sparky trained Jolteon, Pyro trained Flareon, and Rainer trained Vaporeon), and a fourth brother, Mikey, was trainer to a normal, unevolved Eevee.

Many fans have reported that this trick works flawlessly (I personally vouch for it), but there are some steps you might need to take to ensure that Eeveelution goes off without a hitch.

My 412 CP Eevee evolved into a 1136 CP Vaporeon by naming it ‘Rainer’.

Step 1: Name your Eevee

Depending on which evolved form you are hoping and praying for, nickname your Eevee either Sparky, Pyro or Rainer. Capitalization does not seem to matter (at least in my experience), but it doesn’t hurt to make your proper nouns, well, proper.

Step 2: Reboot the app

Before you evolve your Eevee, make sure to reboot the app. This is a crucial step you might need to take to ensure that the nickname stuck, therefore stopping the game’s currently shaky servers from screwing you over during the evolution process.

Note: I was able to successfully evolve my Eevee into Vaporeon without rebooting the app, but I recommend doing this step nonetheless..

Step 3: Evolve!

The time is here! Now that you’ve nicknamed your Eevee and rebooted the app, it’s now time to hit the evolve button and watch the wondrous Eeveelution take place. If things go smoothly, then you should end up with your desired Eevee.

This Eeveelution trick may only work a limited number of times (according to some fans), so for now, only try it out on your most powerful Eevees.

Did this trick work for you? Let us know in the comments!

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Posted on Leave a comment

‘Pokémon Go’: Which Team is Right for You?

Instinct. Mystic. Valor.

The world is now divided between these three factions, straining relationships between families and once amicable friends.

Choosing the right team is perhaps the most important (and most stressful) decision one will ever have to make in their life time, so before you engulf yourself into the world of Pokémon Go, it’s important to know where your loyalties truly lie.

Learn about the different teams below, and remember, choose wisely.

flat,1000x1000,075,fInstinct

Members of Team Instinct survive the cut throat world of Pokémon by relying solely on their intuition.

They believe that their gut, rather than their reasoning, can be the difference between victory and defeat in the Gym. Neutral in the feud between Mystic and Valor, and Instincts pride themselves on their outsider status.

The mascot for Team Instinct is Zapdos, an electric/flying Pokémon, and as such, members tend to favor Pokémon with similar abilities.

Preferred starter Pokémon: Pikachu

 

team-mystic-cutout1Mystic

Team Mystic is home to the Advanced Placement students of the Pokémon world.

Members of this team take an analytical approach to battles, sizing their opponents up not by their CP, but by their traits and unique powers.

The mascot for Team Mystic is Articuno, an ice/flying Pokémon. Members of this team favor ice and water Pokemon above all other, but they will use Pokémon of all different attributes if their strategy calls for it.

Preferred starter Pokémon: Squirtle

 

 

team-valor-cutout1Valor

Braun is everything for Team Valor.

Members of this team have an extreme thirst for power, and their battle strategy is simple: pure domination. Low CP Pokémon are easy prey for Team Valor, whose members tend to hoard only high CP Pokémon.

The mascot for Team Valor is Moltres, a fire/flying Pokémon. Members of this team prefer to incinerate their enemy with Pokémon of the fire variety, but they don’t discriminate so long as the Pokémon has an extremely high CP.

Preferred starter Pokémon: Charmander

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Posted on Leave a comment

Top Ten Best Super Bowl 50 Ads

So raise your hand if you think this year’s presentation of the greatest gridiron epic saga ever sold was an absolute borefest?

Normally this wouldn’t be a problem as the Super Bowl in recent years has been about as exciting as the Pro Bowl (maybe the NFL should switch it back so they play the Pro Bowl AFTER the Super Bowl). However, this year the commercials seemed like total duds, and did not make sitting through the excrutiating 3 hours just to see who would show up any better.

Even so, here is our annual list of the top ten ads that we thought stood out among the rest.

10. Audi:  “Commander”

This was a sentimental tear jerker as it invoked memories of a time when we were all racing towards the moon, and of course, the ultimate Starman himself, David Bowie.

9. Jeep “4x4ever” and “Portaits”

 

So we have a tie (and you know how we love ties here at GeekGirl World) between the two Jeep commercials celebrating 75 years of this rugged vehicle that has accompanied us into victory during war time, and led us into many adventures.

8. Pokemon #Pokemon20

Wow. Pokemon turns 20 this year! Can you believe it? Neither could I, but you better catch ’em all!

 7. Amazon Echo #BaldwinBowl

There aint no party like a Baldwin party because Baldwin parties have Missy Elliott dropping her new single Pep Rally! And Dan Marino and Alec Baldwin doing “Who’s better/Who’s best.”

6. Advocados from Mexico #AvosInSpace

Advocados in space. That is it, that is all. Plus Scott Baio, but who’s counting that?

5. Taco Bell “Bigger than…”

One word: Quesalupa. Just let that marinate in your brain because Taco Bell has invented a new reason to buy some Pepto-Bismol. Of course, I will be eating these every day until they come up with their next invention. Oh…and then there’s George Takei!

4. Skittles “Portait” with Steven Tyler

Rock the Rainbow. Taste the Rainbow. When you have Steven Tyler, what better way to do both?! Guess what? You can bid on the actual Skittles portrait here with proceeds going to Janie’s Fund.

3. Snickers “Marilyn”

Snickers exposing an age old truth; that there was no good reason to film Marilyn on that subway grate. Hell, I would have been crankier than Willem Dafoe too!

2. Budweiser #GiveADamn

Helen Mirren letting us all know why she is the Queen of Everything, and how one should look at 70! Also, #GiveADamn, because drunk driving is for complete wastes of space, and Helen Mirren said so!

1. Doritos “Ultrasound”

As a person who has had a baby and loves Doritos, all I can say is that this commercial is scary and could possibly happen! Because, I couldn’t imagine anyone not liking Doritos. Even unborn children!

Let us know if your favorite made the cut! And no, Puppy Monkey Baby is not on this list, because it was just creepy as fuck!

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Posted on Leave a comment

NerdyBound: Conventions

It’s summer! This means convention season is upon us. Whether you’re sticking to your local cons or making the pilgrimage with your fellow nerds to one of the big cons, there’s nothing like the feeling of knowing you’re somewhere that GETS you. Conventions are the only place where we’re encouraged to let our fandom flag fly high, and the best place to get one of kind merch. If you’re not planning to cosplay at the conventions, or if you just need something to help you live everyday like you’re at your favorite con?! We’ve got you covered! This week’s NerdyBound is inspired by some of the best conventions around!

 

ComicCon: some of the must attend are San Diego Comic-Con, Emerald City Comic-Con, Wondercon, New York ComicCon and GeekGirlCon!

ComicConShop the Look: Suspenders Star Wars Comic Circle Skirt $60, On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink $20, Marvel Comic Combat Boot $37, Avengers Age of Ultron Captain America Shield Backpack $60, Star Trek Uhura’s Makeup Bag $25, 8-Bit Hair Bow $9.99, Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver 11th Doctor Dangle Earrings $15, Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Pendant $25, Star Trek TNG Communicator Badge $20

 

 

GamingCons: some of the must attend are PAX, E3, IndieCade and GenCon!

GamingShop the Look: ASOS Biker Jacket with Waterfall Front and Zip Detail $99 Plus Size Option: ASOS CURVE Leather Look Jacket With Waterfall $69, ASOS PETITE Whitby Low Rise Skinny Jeans In Washed Black With Rip $58 Plus Size Option: ASOS CURVE Ridley Ankle Grazer Jeans in Washed Black with Shredded Knee $29, ASOS Denim High Waist Mom Shorts in Washed Black with Rips $54 Plus Size Option: ASOS CURVE Exclusive Side Split Denim Shorts in Washed Black $54, Leg Avenue The Smoking Gun Sheer Pantyhose $14, Maxstar 777 Back Zipper TC Wedge Heel Shoes White $44, TravelBoy Backpack $40, The Sprite Bag by Pixelle $50, NES Game Necklace, The Legend of Zelda $14, Portal Scarf $20, Princess Peach Crown $18, Pillow Fight $20, Retro Video Game Collectible Enamel Pin Set Series 6 $9.99, Ring goth ring Spikes $15, Gaming Cartridge Flasks $20

 

 

AnimeCon: some of the must attend are Anime Expo, Sakura-Con, FanimeCon and Anime Japan!

AnimeShop the Look: Anime Babes $32, Baby Pink Cheerleading Skirt $58, Studio Ghibli Dream Garden Cardigan $15, Sweet ice cream Little Twin Stars Unicorn Pastel Sneakers $51, Sailor Moon with Tail Lolita Tights $15, Rainbow Cloud Handbag $40, Melody Pearl-mint and pink flower crown with golden spikes $20, Vaporeon Clinging Earrings $8, Crescent Moon Wand from Kuma Crafts $30, Pokemon Badges Charm Bracelet $10

 

 

CatCon: okay so maybe this was done as a joke, but seriously there’s an actual CatCon happening this year and I kind of, sort of, really want to go.

CatConShop the Look: ModCloth Cats Mid-length Sleeveless A-line $80, You and Meow Forever Heel $65, ModCloth Quirky Cat to the Chase Bag $40, Claws for Celebration Headband $14.99, Feline Like Royalty Earrings in Prince $13, ModCloth Cat Person Circle Scarf $20, Know an Eccentric or Two Swimsuit Bottom $40

 

 

Did we miss your favorite type of convention? Let us know in the comments and we’ll cover it on another NerdyBound.

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest