This weekend, I (Marriland) will be taking part in Pokéthon — a three-day charity stream event benefiting Direct Relief, which is a humanitarian aid organization focused on bettering the lives of those affected by poverty, natural disasters, humanitarian crises, emergencies, and much more by providing them access to medicine, healthcare, and other relief.
You can find out more about Direct Relief and Pokéthon by clicking the links above, and you can watch the charity stream directly over at Twitch.tv/TheJWittz. There will be 12 hours of streams each day, from 12pm–12am PST, and all sorts of Pokémon games and fun activities will take place during this time. 17 Pokémon content creators from across the internet are all participating in this charity marathon, so you’re not going to want to miss it.
This update isn’t a news update, but a general update post about the work that has been done on the site, as well as what is planned for the immediate- and short-term future. I’d also like to give a proper introduction for those of you that are new, and to say thank you to those of you that have used the site. Feel free to read on if you’re interested in hearing what I have to say.
A lot of work has gone into the Marriland website over the past several months, though most of it has been behind the scenes, working on a new engine that will eventually house the site’s Pokédex and other tools. One of the most popular and most useful features on the Marriland website is the Pokémon Team Builder, which can be used to help plan teams and check for party-wide weaknesses and resistances.
I’m pleased to announce that the Team Builder has received a MASSIVE update (v5.0.0) that should make it much easier to use. It also has added support for all of the officially-revealed Pokémon in Pokémon Sword & Shield, so if there are any officially-revealed Pokémon you would like to include on a potential team, you can include them.
It’s taken a ton of work and research, but I’m pleased to present to you the newest guide on the Marriland website: the EV Training Guide! It will teach you all you need to know about Effort Values and how they can improve your gameplay.
In case you’re unfamiliar with what “EV Training” is, it’s a process of training your Pokémon up to optimize their stats to their full potential. All competitive Pokémon players are familiar with EV Training, so the guide will not only help newer players learn about EV Training, but also provide a reference for players of any skill level as to where to go to EV Train in any game.
One of the most beloved features from the old Marriland site — the Team Builder — has been rebuilt from scratch and is now available as the first of the new Marriland website’s tools.
If you’re not familiar with the Team Builder, it’s a tool that you can use to input a team of up to six Pokémon and then it will show you the entire team’s weaknesses and resistances in a helpful table, while also showing you the total number of Pokémon weak and resistant to every type.