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The 6 best and worst Pokemon ever


I was delighted to learn over the holidays that my growing-up-far-too-fast-for-me daughters still want Santa to bring them the new Pokemon games. So we thought we'd have a little fun together and come up with a list of our six favorite and six least favorite Pokemon of all time.

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Hiroshi Yamauchi and the Nintendo ethos of beautiful simplicity

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Under Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo proved that it takes vision to strip down a product rather than dress it up. It’s much more lasting and, pun intended, game-changing to focus on the basics. It’s also a lot more difficult. The line between refreshing and shallow, or exploitatively nostalgic, is thin. When simple goes wrong, game over. When simple goes right, game on.

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