The Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Sixteen will, it's fair to say, not be remembered all that fondly. From every single person who wrote a good song in the 80s dropping down dead, to politics as a concept simply curling up in a ball to die, this particular rotation around the sun isn't going to be looked back on with much fondness at all. Except of course, if you like Pokémon.
You see, if there's been one tiny flower that's grown out of this 365 day long casket of dung, it's been Pokémon. Cast your minds back to the hazy heat of the summer, and the only memory that nearly salvages 2016 is traipsing around cities and parks with your friends excitedly catching things in Pokémon Go.
The mobile phenomenon might have faded away due to a combination of developmental mishandling and everyone reeling from their data bills, but the franchise has just returned to its spiritual home of the Nintendo handheld. Sun and Moon, possibly the most anticipated Pokémon games since Red and Blue themselves has arrived and, by and large, it hasn't disappointed.
Game Freak promised the best Pokémon experience since the original release of Red and Blue