It’s All Connected… and a Word on The Team Rocket Movie

We have officially entered May, the month that will see the release of Detective Pikachu. In only a week and two days, this ground-breaking film will at long last be a reality. To celebrate, I made a second Detective Pikachu desktop background:

Detective Pikachu Background 2

It’s all connected, the only question is how. Find out in Cosmic Quest’s upcoming Detective Pikachu special!

 

Also, as you may know, the lack of new episodes over the past month have been due to me writing The Team Rocket Movie. I wanted to officially state that in order to make this movie as enjoyable as possible, I am delaying its release. Instead of coming before the Detective Pikachu special, it will come some time after. Hopefully not too long. Trust me, the wait will be worth it.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate X Pokémon Sol Version

Final Update: Added a total of four new non-Pokémon stages. This time it’s two Yu-Gi-Oh and two Smash Bros inspired stages. Unfortunately, my online free-trail is coming to an end, so this will be the last of my stages for the foreseeable future.

Update 3: No more Pokémon, but added a new miscellaneous stage.

Update 2: Added another Pokémon stage. I think this might be the last one.

Update: Added a new Pokémon stage. You don’t want to miss this one.

Remember a few months ago when I explained my vision for Tenno Region representation in Smash Bros? Well, thanks to the recent 3.0 update of Smash Brothers Ultimate and the inclusion of a rather robust Stage Builder mode, part of those visions have now become a reality. Back then, I described that the Tenno stage would be the Solar Peak Ruins. To recap, this is how I described it:

“This stage is set in Luna, Terra, and Sol’s Solar Peak Ruins, where Heliosol is found in Luna and Terra. The main floor of the stage is a raised altar above the rest of the ruins (the alter where you would encounter Heliosol). There are also two floating platforms, one over the drop-off on either side of the stage. Periodically, Heliosol will appear in the stage. It will randomly appear in its normal form or its Ascended Form. When in its standard form, it will stand in the background and randomly launch fiery attacks at the battlefield. But when it appears in its Ascended Form, it will join the battle as a boss. When it’s defeated, it will release a burst of fire and light that will cause damage to all fighters except the one who beat it. When Heliosol isn’t around, Sun-themed Pokémon such as Solrock, Solem, Volcarona, Heliolisk, Turcell, and Gigastar will appear at random in the background. They don’t do anything but stand around.”

Thanks to Stage Builder, I have been able to create this stage. Here’s an image:
Solar Peak Ruins

Unfortunately, I couldn’t make a boss battle against Heliosol in its Ascended Form, but I can still have Heliosol Regular Form appear in the background, and attack with waves of fire that move back and forth across the stage.

If you want to play this stage for your self, search for it with this code: NFCMGNXB

But that’s not all, remember in the Team Rocket Q&A Session that Meowth wanted to be represented in Smash Bros? I decided to oblige with this next stage:

Team Rocket

This stage is clearly based off of Team Rocket’s famous Meowth Balloon. The balloon gently bobs up and down as clouds pass by. A constant wind blows towards the right. Blast off with Team Rocket on this stage.

To play this Team Rocket stage, search for this code: GXDNC4X2

This next one is a personal favorite of mine:

Temporal Tower

It’s the Temporal Tower, from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, the site of the fight to the finish against Primal Dialga. The two Time Gears can be stood on, and will spin.

The code for this stage is: JLCSFJX2

 

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This is Pokémon Go in Smash Bros stage form. The background is an accurate recreation of what the map in Pokémon Go could look like, given the area your in. It includes three PokéStops, one open, one closed, and one closed and cooling down as well as a Team Mystic (the team I’m on) gym.

Code: 3C2XJRLB

 

If you’re interested, here’s a quick list of some other stages I’ve made:

Tetris
Battle inside of a Tetris board. Watch as a player drops an L-block into place, and activate a bomb block to clear the board.
Code: P6XPSDTN

Airship
A cannon-filled airship just like the ones originating in Super Mario Bros 3. Includes my custom-made self-firing cannon balls.
Code: 9FFVDY7X

Bowser’s Castle
Designed to look like a Bowser fight from the original Super Mario Bros. You can even hit the “ax” to destroy the bridge and send your opponents plummeting into lava.
Code: CS4V3PCX

Zero Gravity
A zero-gravity battle arena that uses upward blowing wind to negate gravity. Can you avoid the asteroids as you fight your opponents in an entirely aerial battle?
Code: G4TRV5W4

City Escape
A recreation of the first stage of Sonic Adventure 2. It’s set on a steep slope and features a giant truck that plows down the stage, and even leaps off a jump.
Code: C9DQ7WY8

Yu-Gi-Oh! Battle City
This stage takes place atop the Kaiba Corp blimp, where the finals of Battle City were held. Also, Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Jet will fly over.
Code: 5XWHK162

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel
A stage designed to look like the duel arena’s from season one. In it, the Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Dark Magician (with designs inspired by the Tablet of Lost Memories) do battle.
Code: 6QGMT0Q6

Tabuu
The final boss of Super Smash Bros Brawl’s Subspace Emissary recreated as a stage. Tabuu floats in the background and attacks with various objects.
Code: 8C10CCHD

Galeem/Dharkon
Moving on from the final boss of Brawl to the final boss of Ultimate, this stage recreates the true final battle of World of Light. Galeem and Dharkon float in the background and each attack with their own move.
Code: 8BCWJCMD

And that’s it!

 

DISCLAIMER: I haven’t actually subscribed to Nintendo’s online service, and have uploaded these stages using a seven-day free trial. I do not know if these stages will still be available to play when my trial runs out in a week. Never mind, they’re still there!

Credits

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Team Rocket Takes Hollywood

Cast (In Order of Appearance)

Jessie……………………..Jessie
James…………………….James
Meowth……………………Meowth
Wobbuffet…………………Wobbuffet
Mime Jr……………………Mime Jr.
Announcer……………….The Pokémon Narrator
“Bystander”………………Jessie
Pierce……………………..Pierce
Batch………………………Botch
Cassidy……………………Cassidy
Matori………………………Matori
Narator…………………….The Pokémon Narrator
???…………………………Giovanni
Ash Ketchum……………..Twerp
Mystery Person 1…………???
Mystery Person 2…………???
Mystery Person 3…………???
Jessilina……………………Jessie Jessilina
Mewtwo……………………Mewtwo
Iron-Masked………………The Iron-Masked Marauder
Giovanni…………………..Giovanni
Kid 1……………………….Random Kid off the Street
Kid 2……………………….Another Random Kid
Repiv………………………Repiv
Haking…………………….Haking
Buzzsaw………………….Buzzsaw
Ivine……………………….Ivine

Directed By Meowth
Filmed By James
Starring Jessie
Crewed by Wobbuffet
A Team Rocket Production

The persons and events depicted in this film are non-fictitious. Any relation or similarity to fictional characters or events are unintentional and completely coincidental. We swear.

THE END

Yuni Oha: NO! This isn’t over yet!

Jessie, James, and Meowth: YUNI OHA!?!?

Meowth: What gives, you should be stuck watching Howard the Duck right about now!

Jessie: That warehouse was escape-proof!

Yuni Oha: It was, but it’s not impervious to break-ins! Thanks to an elite team led by Jordan Osceola (Panther J) and SonicInfinity, my location was discovered and reported to some very good friends of mine. I believe you know them already.

Ash: You’re finished, Team Rocket!

Brenda: This website doesn’t belong to you!

Brock: And how dare you force anyone to watch Howard the Duck? That’s a whole new level of evil!

Jessie, James, and Meowth: *Gulp*

Yuni Oha: Let’s get my website back! Solurtle, use Blast Burn!

Ash: Pikachu, use Thunderbolt!

Brenda: Kappaqueous, Hydroshock!

Brock: Blissey, attack with Egg Bomb!

Jessie, James, and Meowth: So much for Hollywood! We’ll get you for this, Yuni Oha! You haven’t seen the last of us! Looks like Team Rocket’s blasting off again!

Team Rocket Will Return in The Team Rocket Movie.

Team Rocket Q&A Session II

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Meowth: Can I get a drum roll please?

*Drums*

Jessie and James: It’s time for our main event! The Team Rocket Q&A Session!

Meowth: You guys have been posting questions all day, and now it’s our turn to answer them!

James: You’re about to get to know us on a whole new level!

Jessie: Let’s start things off with a question from BTH777. They ask, “Aside from the Team Rocket Movie, which Pokémon movie is your guys’s favorite?”

James: Just to be clear, this question was asked before either my Rocket Reviews episode or the Bossies aired. For reasons stated there, I think we can all agree that Mewtwo Strikes back is our favorite movie.

Meowth and Jessie: Agreed.

James: Next question! PokeMan96 asks, “How do you guys afford to make so many mechas?”

Meowth: You saw the post about us selling mechas? It’s scams- I mean, it’s marketing strategies like that which keep us funded.

Jessie: Of course, any extra cash we have goes into my wardrobe shopping.

James: Leaving us with no money left over…

Meowth: Okay, a user who was later identified as MajorBrony95 asked tree questions at once.

James: Let’s take them one at a time.

Meowth: Agreed. First they ask, “We know James collects bottle caps as a hobby, but do Jessie or Meowth have any hobbies?”

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Meow We’re Talking, Episode 2

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Announcer: Welcome to Meow We’re Talking, the only talk show hosted by a Pokémon!

Meow Were Talking

Announcer: And here’s your host! Meowth!

*Pre-Recorded Applause*

Meowth: Helloooooo internet! Let me just say, it’s great to be back! Did you miss me? Of course you did! Let’s kick this show off! Tonight we have quite a group of guests! It’s all my Pokémon co-stars from the upcoming Team Rocket Movie! Put your paws together for Mime Jr.!

*Applause*

Mime Jr.: Mime!

Meowth: Wobbuffet!

Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!

Meowth: Repiv!

Repiv: Repivvvvvvv!

Meowth: Haking!

Haking: Hak hak!

Meowth: Buzzsaw!

Buzzsaw: Buzzzz zzzz zzzz zz zzzzzz!

Meowth: And Ivine!

Ivine: Ivine vine!

*Applause continues*

Meowth: A big welcome to all of you. It’s great to have the entire Pokémon cast here, in one place.

Ivine: Vine ivine!

Meowth: You got that right, buddy! With all of us being Team Rocket Pokémon, I feel we’ve always been close, but shooting a movie together really did bring us closer, wouldn’t you guys agree?

Mime Jr.: Mime mime, mime.

Meowth: Alright, I’ve got to start things off by congratulating Wobbuffet on his earlier Bossy Award for Best Team Rocket Pokémon. I must say, I’m shocked it wasn’t me, but if it wasn’t me, then I guess you deserved it.

Wobbufet: *Holds up trophy* Wobbuffet!

Meowth: No need to gloat. Anyways, since we got the gang together, I figured I’d ask Repiv here a question.

Repiv: Pivvvvv?

Meowth: Okay, nearly 20 years ago, back when you were just a wee Ekans, you went on record claiming that there are only bad people, and no bad Pokémon. You’ve become pretty famous for this assertion. Now that you’re older and wiser, have you finally changed your mind?

Repiv: Repivvvv pivvv repivvvvvvvvv.

Meowth: … … … Realy? You sure about that?

Repiv: *Nods* Pivvvv.

Meowth: *Sighs* Okay, to each his own, I guess. Changing the topic, Mime Jr., I had to do some hard bargaining with James to let you stay up past your bedtime to appear on the show. How are you feeling right now?

Mime Jr.: Mime mime mime!

Meowth: Glad to hear it. Okay, and Haking, I heard you have a pretty big scene in The Team Rocket Movie. Anything you think you could tell the audience about?

Haking: Hak hak! Haking! Hak hak hak! Hak!

Meowth: Excuse me, spoilers! You should be more courteous to our audience, who know nothing about the movie and want it to be a surprise. You just gave the entire plot twist away!

Haking: Haking…

Meowth: Oh well, nothing can be done about it now. Hey, that reminds me. I’ve got a preview of The Team Rocket Movie to show. Hows about we watch that thing? Roll the clip!

Jessie, James, and Meowth stand at one end of a large corridor with metal walls, roof, and floor. Jessie begins to take a step forward, saying, “Well, that device isn’t going to steal itself.”

A stern voice suddenly shouts from behind them, “Stop right there! Don’t move another inch!”

Jessie’s foot freezes an inch from the floor. She and the others turn around to see someone else behind them. With long dark blue hair and a black trench coat, it’s the mysterious Team Rocket Operative Pierce. James says, “No way! It’s Pierce! We haven’t seen you since Unova!”

Meowth adds, “Yeah, you were supposed to help us with some sort of mission in Castelia City dealing with the Meteonite. Say, what ever happened to that mission? Why was it cancelled anyways?”

Jessie asks, “More to the point, what are you doing here, and why do I have to stay like this?” She beckons to her hovering foot.”

Pierce says nothing else and pulls out a spray canister. He begins to to spray its contents around the room. As the mist of the aerosol spreads, it reveals red laser lights criss-crossing across the corridor.

Jessie leaps back once she realizes that her foot was just above one such laser. “Yikes!”

Pierce stows away the canister and states critically, “The Boss sent me here as back up, due to the importance of this mission. This room is protected by security lasers. Make contact with just one of the beams, and you’ll set off the facilities security system.” He looks them over critically. “I expected better from you three.” Without another word, he leaps forward. With a complex series of leaps, flips, rolls, ducks, and weaves, Pierce makes his way to the other side of the corridor, never once touching a beam.

Jessie, James, and Meowth watch with dumbfounded awe. Meowth comments, “This guy is unreal!”

James disagrees, “No, he’s the real deal.”

Jessie adds, “No wonder they call him ‘elite’. He’s amazing…”

*Applause*

Meowth: Meow we’re talking. See, doesn’t that look like a great movie? I was shocked when they told us that Pierce was going to be in the movie. I thought that guy vanished off the face of the Earth.

Wobbuffet: Wobba?

Meowth: Yeah, he’s from Unova. For whatever reason, you weren’t around at the time, so you wouldn’t know him. But trust me, he was one of the more interesting parts of our time in Unova.

Buzzsaw: Buzzzz zzzz zzz zz zzzz!

Meowth: Unova wasn’t that bad.

Mime Jr.: Mime, mime mime.

Meowth: Okay, yeah. It was that bad. But things got better, and now we have our own movie, so it doesn’t matter anymore. Look at that, that’s all the time we have for tonight! Thank you all for watching. If you have any questions for me, or any of my guests, be sure to leave a comment and ask. The Team Rocket Q&A Session is nearly upon us. Bye!

Eat Rocket-Os!

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We interrupt this program for a message from our sponsor.

Kid 1: Sigh. I wish we had something better for breakfast than this boring toast.

Kid 2: Yeah, we’re evil geniuses in the making. We need to fuel our insidiousness.

James: *Appears from nowhere* I can fix that!

Kid 1 and 2: James from Team Rocket!?

James: To borrow a friend’s line, that’s right! And I’ve come with the solution to all your breakfast-based problems! *Snaps finger*

Rocket-Os

Kid 1 and 2: Woah! Rocket-Os!

James: That’s right, Rocket-Os, part of an evil breakfast! Rocket-Os special recipe provides a growing villain with all the nutrients they need to become a criminal mastermind. Not only that, but they taste great too!

Kid 1: They really do!

Kid 2: I feel more evil already!

James: That’s the spirit! And don’t forget, every box of Rocket-Os comes with a free Team Rocket trading card! See if you can collect all eight!

Kid 1: Woah! I got a Jessie card!

Kid 2: I got a James card!

James: Naturally, the best card.

Kid 1: I’ll trade!

Kid 2: No way!

Kid 1: Fine, I’ll just take it!

Kid 2: Hey, give that back!

James: See? Just a few bites and they’re already committing petty thefts.

Kid 1 and 2: Thanks Rocket-Os!

James: And for those who like to walk on the darker side, try Chocolate Rocket-Os! Available in the cereal aisle.

The Team Rocket Movie Red Carpet Premiere Event

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The Team Rocket Movie Red Carpet Premiere

Jessie: We bring you live to the special red carpet premiere event for the Team Rocket movie!

James: The red carpet has been rolled out, the paparazzi is ready, and the VIPs are just about to arrive.

Meowth: Look! Pulling in right now is our first VIP! It’s the Iron-Masked Marauder!

Jessie: Mr. Marauder-

Iron-Masked Marauder: Please, call me Iron-Masked.

Jessie: Of course, Iron-Masked, as a one of the first Team Rocket operatives besides The Boss himself to have a starring role in a movie, what are your thoughts on the The Team Rocket Movie.

Iron-Masked: As you well know, my brief stint in showbiz did me little good. When it was all over, I ended up arrested and worse off than I started. If this is the movie that will finally show to unstoppable force that is Team Rocket, then I’m ready for it.

Meowth: I couldn’t have said it better myself, thanks Iron-Masked, and enjoy the movie!

James: And pulling up now we have one of our co-stars! It’s the enigmatic Pierce!

Meowth: Hey there, buddy! How’s it going?

Pierce: Please don’t call me “buddy.”

Meowth: Fair enough. In the past, you’ve refused to make a statement on your thoughts about The Team Rocket Movie. Care to give us something now that you’re about to see it as a reality?

Pierce: I am not in this for the fame or fortune. I agreed to be in this movie as a way to bolster the name of Team Rocket.

Jessie: And…?

Pierce: And, I’m afraid it will do just the opposite. *Walks away*

James: Hey, is it just me, or did that guy sound exactly the same as the Iron-Masked Marauder?

Meowth: Come to think of it, their voices are extremely similar. Strange…

Jessie: You know what’s even stranger? The next VIPs, or should I say VUPs, Very Unimportant Persons.

Cassidy: Hey, I heard that!

Butch: This is a nice gig you three got yourselves here.

James: *Scoffing* It’s the best gig, Bench.

Butch: Hey, that’s not my-!

Cassidy: In that case, we might just have to take over a website for ourselves some day.

Jessie: Don’t get any ideas, sister. We’re The Bosses number one cyber infiltration unit.

Cassidy: Whatever. Come on, Brent, let’s see how big of a disaster this movie turns out to be.

Butch: Not you too…

Meowth: Hey, look at the massive limo pulling up now!

James: Wow, it keeps going on and on!

Jessie: Such an opulent limo could only house one person!

Jessie, James, and Meowth: It’s The Boss!

James: Boss, how does it feel to know that Team Rocket’s best of the best finally has a starring role in a movie?

Giovanni: I suppose I am proud. After Mewtwo stole my spotlight in Mewtwo Strike Back, I never thought Team Rocket would get another real chance. But Pierce has made me proud.

Meowth: Thank you, thank you. You’re too-

Jessie, James, and Meowth: PIERCE!?!?

James: What do you mean by Pierce?

Giovanni: The question was how do I feel about my top operative starring in a movie, right? That’s Pierce.

Jessie, James, and Meowth: Right…

Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!

Jessie: Well, that’s it for tonight. The Team Rocket Movie won’t be shown publicly for a little while longer, but stay tuned for more information.

Meowth: And don’t forget to ask any questions you may have for our Team Rocket Q&A Session, coming soon.

James: This has been Team Rocket, reporting live outside the world-premiere of The Team Rocket Movie, thanks for watching.