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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are remakes of the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl released in 2006. Photo | The Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon Brilliant Diamond’ and ‘Pokémon Shining Pearl’ are faithful to a fault

Justin E Kim November 28, 2021
The remakes of the original Nintendo DS games are a refreshing reimagining, but stay disappointingly true to their inspirations
Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle is set in the Forest of Okoya, putting Koko, a human raised by Pokémon in the spotlight. Photo | The Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle’ has something for everyone

Justin E Kim October 13, 2021
The 23rd movie in the franchise expands on the Pokémon world while staying true to what makes it so beloved
Pokémon Unite is a deviation from RPG titles to the MOBA genre. Photo | The Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon Unite’ is simple but appealing

Justin E Kim September 30, 2021
The newest Pokémon spin off succeeds at a unique take on the MOBA formula
A 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps card sold for $5.2 million in November of 2020. | Photo from  Hypebeast

Card craze

Suraj Gangaram, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

It’s crazy how a piece of cardboard gave me so much happiness.  Looking back at second grade, I remember I was envious of my friends in summer camp who spent countless hours tossing these shiny,...

Graphic by Sophia Chen

A throwback to childhood trends

Sophia Chen and Suraj Gangaram October 30, 2020
Students reminisce on nostalgic toys and trends from their childhood from the past two decades
Pokémon HearGold was the first Pokémon game I played on the DSi.

Gotta catch ’em all

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor October 23, 2019
I reflect on my long-lasting love for the Pokémon franchise
Senior Ruoyun Zheng played Pokémon Go in between breaks at her internship at Berkeley. Berkeley’s Sather Tower is a poke stop many players frequent. First photo used with permission by Ruoyun Zheng. “Creative commons UC Berkeley Tower” John Loo

Pokémon Go: a common summer pastime

Jessica Xing August 31, 2016
Students describe how and why they began playing Pokémon Go
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