A couple of months after Sun and Moon's release, one monster has appeared on 40 per cent of the best-performing teams in the competitive Pokemon scene: Celesteela, the ultra beast. Celesteela's schtick: Becoming a "wall" against opponents, and surviving attacks for very a long time. And yet, for all her popularity, Celesteela's antic of slowing matches to a crawl can be a frustrating for players and spectators alike.
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Right now, I'm playing Miitopia. It's cute, fun and silly. The game also has one pun I can totally get behind.
Speedrunning charity event Awesome Games Done Quick is in full swing and already producing some amazing runs. Yesterday, a speedrun race between two Shovel Knight players stole the show.
Talonflame, a fire/flying Pokemon, took over the competitive scene after it was added to the monster compendium with Pokemon X & Y. For the last three years, wise competitive players made sure to prepare for Talonflame's appearance on the enemy team. Everything changed after the release of Sun and Moon.
You had your Pokémons and your Fire Emblems and your (really, really good) new Kirby game, but the games I most enjoyed playing on my 3DS this year were smaller, less hyped oddities. Do you like weird, great games? Here are some of my favourites from this year: