Elite Full Restore

Noise Space

Matt navigates the world of Pokémon from several angles with the help from guests

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This time on Elite Full Restore, I have YouTube and Twitter Pokémon personality @Lewtwo on to talk about the updates (or lack-thereof) for the upcoming Pokémon games, game and monster design philosophy and what we hope for out of new games and remakes. Seriously though, why do we know so little about games out next month? Links discussed: Lewtwo's video on GOTCHA! List of Pokémon by designer Our show art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Oct 21

1 hr 5 min

There was new Pokémon announcements so Elite Full Restore is BACK to discuss with special guest Kiko (@royalpizzaboy). Talking primarily about the new Diamond and Pearl remakes and Pokémon Legends Arceus, Game Freak's design philosophy and how it's funny that Post Malone said "sex" in an officially-sanctioned Pokémon concert. Our art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. The closing theme this episode is Acacia by BUMP OF CHICKEN, whose delightful Pokémon-themed music video can be found here. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Mar 7

1 hr 27 min

Elite Full Restore is back with an interview-style episode! This week we have on Dragonfree from The Cave of Dragonflies, one of the oldest and longest-standing Pokémon fan-sites around on the web. We talk about Fakemon, our shared internet past at Pokémon Treasures, her favourite Pokémon picker which everyone in the world uses and of course her 17-year-spanning fanfic The Quest For the Legends, which I’ve been reading since at least 2004. This and so much more! If you have ideas for people we can have on the show or topics you think could sustain an hour discussion, please reach out on Twitter! Follow Dragonfree on Twitter and Tumblr, and of course check out her site! That’s all for now, see you next time! Further things to check out not linked above: If the concept of a Scyther dating sim intrigues you, please check out Sutoraiku High immediately If you want to look into the guts of R/B/Y to see how hilariously broken they could be, check out Dragonfree’s page on stat modification Our art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is the Gen 2 style demake of Ruby/Sapphire’s “Abandoned Ship” theme by Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm on Soundcloud. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Apr 2020

55 min 18 sec

Elite Full Restore welcomes Reigning Pokémon International VGC Champion and Current (And Only) WBE League Champion and 2016 World’s Pokémon VGC Masters Champion Wolfe Glick and @falseswipeg writer, published e-sports writer, perennial guest and friend of the show Zane for a long discussion about the Pokémon competitive scene, the meaning of narrative for both players and viewers in an e-sports community and which Pokémon could be considered war crimes under the Geneva Convention.   Follow Zane and his work at: @epengu on Twitter, False Swipe Gaming on YouTube and his podcast Analog. Follow Wolfe and his work at: @WolfeyGlick on Twitter, @WolfeyVGC on Twitch and YouTube. Our show art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is the Battle! World Champion Music by Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose from Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire. Extra Links mentioned in the episode: Markus’s VGC History Video James Baek’s Twitter

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Feb 2020

1 hr 48 min

Welcome to the era of Sword and Shield folks! Elite Full Restore is back with a panel of friends (Steven, Silva and Morg) to talk about the upcoming Sword and Shield DLC, the competitive scene and running a Draft League for battling. We also simultaneously come up with the most galaxy-brained fan-theory of all time on the spot which you might be able to guess from the title. Featuring: Matt, Steven, Silva and Morg. This episode was very lightly edited due to some audio difficulties. If there’s anything particularly egregious, let us know on Twitter! Our show art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is the Cipher Peon battle from Colosseum by Tsukasa Tawada. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Jan 2020

1 hr 43 min

Hey folks! The dawn of the final hours are before us and Matt sat down with friends of the show Stephanie, Max and WeedLordVegeta to talk about all things positive and negative about Sword and Shield before the game launches proper in North America. This episode contains spoilers for unrevelealed portions of the Galar Dex and information about the game, such as Gym Leaders, which may be considered spoilers to some so tread at your own risk. This episode was also fully recorded by a web-hosted recording bot for simplicity, and thus will have occasional blips in the audio. A link that relates to a topic of discussion is this excellent article by Patricia Hernandez at Polygon about the #GameFreakLies hashtag. Our show art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is the Sword and Shield Battle Tower theme penned by Toby Fox. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Nov 2019

1 hr 20 min

This week on Elite Full Restore we are joined by Twitch, creative director of The Banned Pokémon Game Nintendo Doesn’t Want You To See (Pokémon Uranium) and my co-runner on the Fakemon blog. We talk about our hopes and expectations for Sword and Shield, what we like to see in a Pokémon (and Fakemon) design, fake types and a whole lot more! Links: The fake TCG leaks Pokémon Factory Discord Pokémon Orange Pokémon Uranium Discord Pokengine Pokémon XG Notes: The intro song being like, 2 minutes long was accidental. I decided not to fix it later because it slaps. At around 56 minutes my internet cut out and Twitch kept talking, so it sounds like I wasn’t listening and then repeated myself but I was in fact just trying to get back on track after reconnecting my internet. Our new art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is “The Under” by Tsukasa Tawada. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Oct 2019

1 hr 25 min

Whoa, folks! Noise Space’s original raison d’être is back for the run up to the new games coming out soon for the Switch. To help him out, Matt reached out to friend of the show John Michonski for his feelings about the last few years of Pokémon dealings, including Let’s Go, the Sun/Moon anime, and the honestly kind of surprising transformation of Pokémon Go into, like, a real game. Also our controversial #DEXIT opinions. This episode does liberally discuss leaks, so if you’re looking to remain unspoiled skip be vigilant around the 25 minute mark, because we talk about it for about a minute and then again near the end of questions we talk about starter evolutions. Relating to released information, yes we know that there are only going to be 8 gyms but the SPECULATION WAS IN THE AIR when we recorded. For more of the beta Pokémon information, check out Helix Chamber. You can find John on his Twitter linked above or at VideoGameChooChoo. Our new art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Closing theme this episode is Miror B’s Retro Groove by Tsukasa Tawada. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Oct 2019

1 hr 14 min

Elite Full Restore is back with an experimental new episode! Recorded live as a stream on Twitch, and with minimal post-recording editing, it’s part of we’re looking into to make putting out episodes a little easier on us. With good friend and enemy of the show Brooks Oglesby on to give us all his hot takes, we briefly discuss Ultra Sun/Moon but mostly just say disgusting things. Unfortunately, since posting this episode the VOD of the video version of this episode has gone offline. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Nov 2017

1 hr 15 min

Elite Full Restore yet again took too long to make an episode, even with a fill-in host! We welcome back Zane as Aury enjoys their post-marital bliss, and nerd out more than usual. Literally what is Pokémon Duel M2DESCENT is a real dumb code, but it’ll get you some Mewtwo stones Mega Pidgeot’s Yu-Gi-Oh hair Whining about online infrastructure: part one million Matt mispronounces at least 3 Pokémon names and Zane doesn’t call him out on it What If Chatot Was Good? Sinnoh confirmed Pokémon is eSports now Where is my fly Pokémon, Game Freak? Literally every ROMhack is bad except one The world’s nerdiest discussion about sprite dimensions Someone please draw Zane swinging a Victreebel like a flail Links: One Nation of Gamers tournament Rundown Nugget Bridge’s Portland Regionals coverage on Twitch Ditto Magnemite plush Ideadex Pokemon Quartz Let’s Play (This is quite old internet, so be forewarned of Edgy Humour) Bogleech Pokémon reviews, now completed! Technology is incredible text / pics The incredible reference in this week’s Thanks, Bulbapedia! As usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes. We can also now be found on Discord! A Noise Space Podcast

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Apr 2017

1 hr 10 min

Hey! It’s Elite Full Restore! Yes we still exist, and with our 10th episode we’re officially a real podcast. This is mostly a clearing-house of old questions and a rundown of the last month, to prepare for the little content gulf we can expect in the near future. What, will we actually have to make jokes? Competitive is fun to watch if you recognize the players, who knew?? Mega Pidgeot as Billie Joe Armstrong We conclusively prove that the GTS is, still to this day, complete bullhonkey Pokémon Red and Blue are held together with duct tape Starmie’s Alola Vacation Did you know Generation II is really good? WWE moveset analysis Mohn’s thinkin’ bout thos beans…. Exclusive breakdown of franchise favourite Tentaquil All weather is bad except Hail Links: A useful QR Code team for the Battle Tree Some of our favourite Pokémon content creators: Alex Ogloza Aaron Zheng Shenanigans Wolfe Glick As usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on Google Play and iTunes. We can also now be found on Discord! A Noise Space Podcast

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Mar 2017

1 hr 8 min

Elite Full Restore is back for the new year and yet again we’ve brought a guest, we’re joined this week by Zane (@epengu) to talk Fakemon, Smash Bros and generally to give us a hard time. The Wild West of Early Internet Pokemon Fandom Zane blankets the entire podcast with callouts of EZBoard, Miyamoto, Postgame of Thrones, his own brother and, of course, us Fear and loathing in the Smogon OverUsed tier Mother 3 is never coming to the West and we all need to expect it no Aury I’m not letting you put that in the show notes Matt gets the Pokemon Go section to a cool five seconds Super Mystery Dungeon is a bullshit baby game Aury damage calcs an offhand joke because they’re a huge nerd We talk Fakemon & fake types, both ones we’ve made and ones we’d love to make French and German Pokemon names are extremely good Zane answers that one question we get every week Bulbapedia gets down and dirty Links: Pokemon Factory! Smogon Create-A-Pokemon project Long Live Pokemon Prism! An artist’s approximation of Jigglypuff’s hitboxes, and what it looks like with a Ganondorf skeleton As usual, please visit us on the web (Twitter & Tumblr) and subscribe and rate us on your podcatcher of choice. We can also now be found on Discord! A Noise Space Podcast

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Jan 2017

1 hr 21 min

Elite Full Restore is BACK after a wait pretty much as long as the last one. Sun and Moon are here, but we’re just in it for the goofs. First up, join us on Discord! General discussion area, a place to put questions where we won’t lose them and we have a Fat Pikachu emoji VGC San Jose regionals report! Matt manages to mispronouce San Jose Your monthly “competitive Pokémon could be better” discussion Don’t miss a bunch of events! There’s currently FOUR, check Mystery Gift on WiFi on both current and last gen games, and enter the code ARCEUS20 or ARCEUS2016 in last gen games Matt gets the Pokémon Go info down to a lean 30 seconds, Aury still vapes the whole time The ethical and practical quandaries of hacking A quick primer on SOS battles and the Island Scan features and how Matt is the stupidest god damn human on this entire Earth An update on new abilities for old Pokemon gives us a great vape of the week The Ultra Beasts are here to stay, we love our space friends, and we earn our explicit rating saying which ones we’d fuck Massage parlours hate him! This gym employee’s one neat trick to maximize your Pokémon’s friendship Links: Nugget Bridge Hack Info Magearna QR code Sun and Moon’s horrible out of scale Wailord Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Dec 2016

1 hr 3 min

Well folks! We definitely didn’t get the next episode sooner! Herein, we discuss three rounds of news, a demo, the leak of the entire game’s files and also Lickitung’s ball handling. Pokémon Sun and Moon are imminent! Answering a bunch of age-old questions like “will they reveal the starter evolutions” and “What is the NX?!” several weeks late, fuck, sorry Aury vapes through Matt’s entire rapid-fire Pokémon Go update Matt rants about Nintendo’s terrible accounts system again Buy a 3DS if you haven’t yet, they’re going on $AAAAALE! Our Pokémon hopes for the Switch (which we keep calling NX) Them jingle! We finally just respond to a question entirely with a Simpsons reference Talonflame gets what is coming to it! Put Dark Void in the toilet! Buzzwole is the beefy friend we need in these trying times Machamp cranking hog: part one of 19 Red and Blue are literally married and on their honeymoon We run through every possible basketball meme in a quest to defeat the 95-96 Chicago Bulls Clarifications/Corrections (The Smogon Research thread seems to indicate…): Receiver indeed only inherit’s a fainted ally’s ability Parental Bond apparently still activates secondary move effects The Attack boost for Farfetch’d is 65 to 90, so its new Attack power with Stick actually dwarfs a Medicham with Pure Power considerably No accuracy change to Swagger Links: Things that learn Splash (for Z-Move Splash) Changed Base Stats / Abilities via Kaphotics Movepool Changes for older Pokémon Fishy’s fun team via Nugget Bridge Bulbapedia Ship List Bogleech Pokemon Reviews Jamie Boyt’s Cottonee Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr and rate us on your podcatcher of choice! A Noise Space Podcast

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Nov 2016

1 hr 3 min

Welcome back! Elite Full Restore returns after an awkwardly long absence fuelled by poor planning. We are joined this time by Patrick Scarborough (@RiotScarizard) for part of our episode to talk nonsense as usual. New news is TOMORROW so hopefully we’ll get the next episode out sooner! We love garbage and being garbage and broadcasting garbage A million dogs shitpost in the desert Aury buys a Metallica album in a Monster Rancher Quest Patrick asks for a gorilla, we give him an Oranguru (biologists hate them!) We discuss community-organized bans/tiering in competitive Pokémon and determine that it’s all stupid We answer an incredible question about lending games, prison and the devil himself and spend several minutes poorly answering it Rapid news: Volcanion coming October 10th to Gamestop/EB, Pokémon Bank update delayed, Pokemon Showdown was hacked (change your passwords!) & the Pokémon Go Plus is mostly not worth it HATLESS CONFIRMED What if Counter was… good?? Fun trivia facts about burrowing owls THROW PIKACHU INTO THE SKY Fangames are cool, until they’re not “Squizpillion has three questions for us this week!” “Oh god…” WHICH ONE VAPES: We did it first edition Links: Special thanks to Jay for the help with the editing! You can read some of Jay’s writing at The Pokémon Sprite Guy, with some insightful looks into classic Pokémon. The mentioned Buff Popplio Evolution. Please Buy Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All On Amazon Today Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr and subscribe and rate us on Google and Apple Podcasts! A Noise Space Podcast

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Oct 2016

1 hr 7 min

Your favourite fools are here, and Elite Full Restore is back with an episode that is definitely too long! This was recorded before CoroCoro, we’ll get to that next time. There has been way too many Sun/Moon “leaks” and they’re all fake and bad Matt talks about the anime and Aury doesn’t care GARY WAS HERE – ASH IS A LOSER Aury is confident we will destroy our enemies in the Brotherhood Without Manners “I love all Pokémon” Earlier that day, “I don’t care for Tornadus-Therian” Sudowoodo is a fake bitch Aury reminisces about the Wild West that was old-time Pokemon tourneys Babbytron > Cybertron Soliciting for Griffin McElroy’s address so we can give him a type chart Why record a podcast when you could be out catching Pokémon creatures? Guzma and the Slav Squat The Daily Vape: Episode 2 RegiGETGETGETGETGOTGOTGOTGOT Links mentioned in the episode: Learn more about Dirtquatro Wolfe’s walkthrough of his winning world’s team Griffin McElroy’s Nuzlocke Run, praise Sea Breeze The world’s worst political cartoon about Pokémon Go Smogon CAP 3D Modelling Project As always, thanks Bulbapedia, see you all soon <3 Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Sep 2016

1 hr 2 min

Welcome back to the long-absent Elite Full Restore! We swear this isn’t supposed to be a monthly podcast. So much for professional! Aury calls out the grandma of a competing Pokémon podcast host Alolan Exeggutor and all haters need to meet us in the thunderdome We Love Smash Bros Jigglypuff Aury hits us up with the sweet Gamestop lifehacks A brief look into recent Pokémon leaks Matt talks about a Fakemon he thought up, linked below Pokémon Go Ain’t Loyal Aury wants Abra to represent them in a court of law Niantic please hire us as community managers don’t look at the previous bullet points Links mentioned in the episode: “What We Learned At Nationals” from Saffron City Post The Silph Road – Pokémon Go stats and research My Avocado Fakemon as drawn by @JamesCrabb As usual, things have changed since we recorded and follow-ups will be in the next episode. Let us know how you feel about the looser format and if we missed anything you want us to cover, drop us a line at our social media. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Aug 2016

46 min 17 sec

Welcome back to everyone’s favourite Pokémon podcast, actually posting an episode two weeks after the previous one! We’re professional, guys!! We started with an in-depth interview with National’s commentator Aaron Zheng (@CybertronVGC) who makes us look smart then makes us look dumb for the rest of the episode with our shenanigans Drampa definitely vapes The thing about Kiteruguma (Bewear) is that him hug Aaron relates the joy of meeting everyone cool gamer grandpa, Shigeru Miyamoto Matt gets mad about the implications of Corrosion The international scene gives hope about the state of the VGC metagame A Mimikyu imitates Aaron’s favourite Halloween costume to win his love Aaron’s opinion gets overridden, Team Instinct forever Matt manages to make an ass of himself pronouncing Hawaiian As promised, here is a guide to Pokémon Go from Reddit. Don’t forget to subscribe, and leave us a good review! Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Jul 2016

43 min 7 sec

The second episode is up a solid 5 days after we recorded it. It’s a bit out of date! Bear with us, we’ll talk about yesterday’s revealed Pokémon soon. We discuss another set of new Pokémon Matt really likes the move Drill run, guys Aury continues to bitch about the competitive scene We discuss some of our favourite Fakemon, linked below Matt does his entire Pokémon Shuffle segment but forgot to record it so it’s missing but I swear to god I will murder Genius Sonority What is the Brexit Pokémon? Matt’s referenced Fakemon are Battrus and Claustic by JoshKH92, while Aury goes to bat for Smogon CAP’s Syclant. Also as promised, an EV Training Guide and a DexNav Guide. We’ll be back again soon to discuss the flood of Pokémon from Friday, and to talk about how we feel about the various side-games. Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Jul 2016

38 min 41 sec

The first episode of your new favourite Pokémon podcast is here! Hosted by Aury and Matt New Sun and Moon news! Our collective son, Rotom Pokédex, and what’s next for him and his kind The current VGC Metagame & how to make the game more accessible A Japanese poll ranked all the Pokémon and it’s complete bullshit and a truly horrible first question courtesy of “Brooks Oglesby“ Please visit us on the web: Twitter & Tumblr A Noise Space Podcast

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Jun 2016

51 min 25 sec