The following is an episode of Pokémon Rose, a weekly audio series reflecting on the value and impact of Pokémon’s storytelling through the years. Find all episodes here.


This week on Pokémon Rose: an exposition of mythopoeia, a study of the Pokémon world’s perennial quest for meaning and explanation in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, and how mechanics of exploration, Pokémania, and myth equip players to confront one burning question: “How do we dream in a shapeless void?”

Credit to Qumu Music for the music in this episode.


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Dan Hughes - Video Game Analyst

Dan Hughes has dabbled in everything from playwriting to religious studies to YouTube personas. He is the seriesrunner for With a Terrible Fate's "Now Loading... The Video Game Canon!"  Learn more here.

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