Monthly Archives: October 2015

Super Mario Maker & Freedom Planet Updates

So, two games I’ve been playing a lot of lately are getting updates/DLC soon, so let’s take a look at ’em. First up, Super Mario Maker.

THANK GOD! I even defended the lack of checkpoints in the game, until I actually played a few of the longer stages without them, and then I was like “Yeah, they need to put in checkpoints”. lol So yeah, looking forward to that. Next up, Freedom Planet.

So, for those wondering if we’d be able to play as those two, there’s your answer. Got any thoughts on these? Lemme know, and let’s hope we see more updates and content for these games in the future. Ja né!

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My Dream Pokémon Yellow Remake – The Gym Leaders

… … …Fuck it, Gym Leader time. lol Here’re the Gym Leaders in my dream remake of Pokémon Yellow.

Pewter City Gym Leader: Brock

Geodude

  • Level: 12
  • Attacks: Rollout, Defense Curl, Smack Down
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Sturdy

Onix

  • Level: 14
  • Attacks: Bind, Rock Tomb, Smack Down
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Sturdy

Cerulean City Gym Leader: Misty

Staryu

  • Level: 18
  • Attacks: Bubblebeam, Psywave, Swift, Scald
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Natural Cure

Starmie

  • Level: 22
  • Attacks: Camouflage, Bubblebeam, Recover, Scald
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Natural Cure

Vermilion City Gym Leader: Lt. Surge

Raichu

  • Level: 26
  • Attacks: Spark, Double Team, Feint, Volt Switch
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Static

Voltorb

  • Level: 21
  • Attacks: Rollout, Swift, Charge Beam, Volt Switch
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Soundproof

Magnemite

  • Level: 24
  • Attacks: Mirror Shot, Magnet Bomb, Thunder Wave, Volt Switch
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Sturdy

Celadon City Gym Leader: Erika

Tangela

  • Level: 30
  • Attacks: Stun Spore, Mega Drain, Sunny Day, Growth
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Chlorophyll

Weepinbell

  • Level: 32
  • Attacks: Sweet Scent, Sleep Powder, Sunny Day, Acid
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Chlorophyll

Gloom

  • Level: 32
  • Attacks: Giga Drain, Moonlight, Sunny Day, Poison Powder
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Chlorophyll

Fuchsia City Gym Leader: Koga

Weezing

  • Level: 40
  • Attacks: Explosion, Sludge Bomb, Double Hit, Toxic
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Levitate

Venomoth

  • Level: 43
  • Attacks: Signal Beam, Zen Headbutt, Gust, Toxic
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Shield Dust

Crobat

  • Level: 46
  • Attacks: Venoshock, Acrobatics, Confuse Ray, Toxic
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Inner Focus

Saffron City Gym Leader: Sabrina

Kadabra

  • Level: 39
  • Attacks: Psychic, Calm Mind, Reflect, Disable
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Synchronize

Mr. Mime

  • Level: 43
  • Attacks: Dazzling Gleam, Calm Mind, Substitute, Reflect
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Filter

Espeon

  • Level: 46
  • Attacks: Psychic, Morning Sun, Future Sight, Calm Mind
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Synchronize

Kadabra

  • Level: 50
  • Attacks: Psychic, Reflect, Recover, Calm Mind
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Synchronize

Cinnabar Island Gym Leader: Blaine

Ninetails

  • Level: 48
  • Attacks: Fire Blast, Nasty Plot, Safeguard, Confuse Ray
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Flash Fire

Rapidash

  • Level: 50
  • Attacks: Fire Spin, Bounce, Megahorn, Fire Blast
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Flash Fire

Arcanine

  • Level: 52
  • Attacks: Thunder Fang, Fire Blast, Roar, Extreme Speed
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Intimidate

Magmortar

  • Level: 54
  • Attacks: Sunny Day, Fire Blast, Confuse Ray, Solar Beam
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Flame Body

Viridian City Gym Leader: Giovanni

Dugtrio

  • Level: 50
  • Attacks: Dig, Earthquake, Sucker Punch, Stealth Rock
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Arena Trap

Persian

  • Level: 53
  • Attacks: Play Rough, Earthquake, Slash, Fake Out
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Limber

Nidoqueen

  • Level: 53
  • Attacks: Earth Power, Earthquake, Thunder, Poison Jab
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Poison Point

Nidoking

  • Level: 53
  • Attacks: Megahorn, Thrash, Earthquake, Thunder
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Poison Point

Rhydon

  • Level: 55
  • Attacks: Earthquake, Hammer Arm, Thunder Fang, Fire Fang
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Lightning Rod

Kangaskhan

  • Level: 55
  • Attacks: Earthquake, Aerial Ace, Giga Impact, Outrage
  • Held Item: Kangaskhanite
  • Ability: Scrappy

So, those are the Gym Leaders in my dream remake of Pokémon Yellow. Lemme know what you think I should cover next, and I’ll see y’all next time. Ja né!

Jyger’s Favourite 5 – 5 Death Battles I Want To See (FEEDBACK REQUESTED)

So, as many people probably know, I’m a big fan of the show Death Battle, wherein two characters (usually fictional with few exceptions) are set against each other in a fight to the death. Of course, because some characters involved do not kill usually (Batman and Superman, for example), these fights are actually ‘simulations’ with all personality traits intact but that. Also, the fights take said characters from when they were at their peak ability, so that the hosts of the show can analyse the best of their weapons, armour, and skills. This is why Goku was unable to defeat Superman, as the whole point behind Goku’s character is that he will always have limits he has to break, whereas Superman has no limits other than how much solar energy he’s taken in at any given time, with a proven maximum potential of infinity.

However, despite the fact that the show has been around for five years and 54 episodes (not including mini-analyses, the spin-off shows Desk of Death Battle and One Minute Melee, or other such specials), there nonetheless are plenty of potential Death Battles that myself and many other fans have thought of and wanted to see in the future. So, I thought I’d go ahead and list five Death Battles I’d like to see, and as usual, if you can think of any I haven’t listed, feel free to add them in the comments. So, let’s start off with probably my most requested…

#1 – King Mickey from Kingdom Hearts vs Yoda from Star Wars

The battle of the master swordsmen who, while lacking size, nonetheless are incredibly powerful and skilled. Really, this fight would more or less come down to one major point: Which is stronger, King Mickey’s magic or Yoda’s mastery of The Force? Because I suspect they’re equally matched in swordplay, and while it can usually cut through most anything else, I doubt the Lightsaber could just as easily slice through a Keyblade. Either way, though, this would likely be a fast and furious battle with lots of insane acrobatics.

#2 – Mega Charizard X from Pokémon vs WarGreymon from Digimon

Pokémon vs Digimon. It has to happen at some point or another, and I feel these two are the best choices. With that said, there’s a couple of points that could work in either mon’s favour. Using Digimon logic, as Mega Charizard X is part Dragon-type, WarGreymon’s Dramon Killer claws should be highly effective on it. On the flip side, though, using Pokémon logic, because WarGreymon is covered in metal armour, Mega Charizard X’s Fire-type attacks should work well against it.

#3 - Dumplin from TFS Plays Dragonball Xenoverse vs Nazo from Nazo Unleashed

#3 – Dumplin from Team Four Star Plays Dragonball Xenoverse vs Nazo from Nazo Unleashed

Battle of the fan characters! And yes, I know Nazo’s design is based on a potential transformation of Sonic’s from the Sonic X pilot, but the fan community has since made him into something completely different. Really, this would pretty much by design be more of a joke battle, but an epic one nonetheless. Plus, I just really wanna see Team Four Star’s Demon God of Love step into Death Battle. lol

#4 – Team RWBY Battle Royale

Yes, I know we just had one of the cast of RWBY duke it out in a Death Battle, but honestly, I think I’d like to see these four in a battle not unlike the Ninja Turtles’ 4-Way. Mind you, something tells me we MIGHT be seeing something akin to this in the new season, but I doubt very much it’d be a fight to the death, for obvious reasons. However, with that said, there’s one other Battle Royale I’d love to see someday…

#5 – All Winners Battle Royale

Again, probably would have to be a joke battle that doesn’t involve any real analysis, because otherwise, it would take FOREVER to decide a winner. But yeah, I would love to see every single Death Battle winner step into the ring to determine who would win one final Death Battle. And Superman wouldn’t even necessarily win for being the strongest, since he’d be facing opponents like Spawn, who could hurt him very easily. In fact…ah, screw it. lol

#5.5 – Spawn vs Superman

Yes, Superman’s powers make him a near-unkillable being who really shouldn’t be in one-on-one match-ups with no prep time involved like Death Battles…usually. However, Spawn is a different story. His powers range from the magical to the demonic, and Superman lacks any kind of protection against magic-based attacks and weapons. So really, it comes down to a simple question: Is it possible for Superman to gather enough solar energy to cancel out Spawn, or are Spawn’s abilities simply the best possible offense to the Man of Steel?

Anyway, those are five…well, technically SIX Death Battles I’d like to see. Got any I didn’t post? Add them in the comments section, and who knows? Maybe Ben and Chad will see this and add them as future Death Battles. Ja né!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…*sighs* Okay, I’ll do it. IT’S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEE!!! XD

My Dream Pokémon Yellow Remake – The Elite Four

…Screw it, we’re talking Elite Four in my dream remake of Pokémon Yellow. lol

Elite Four #1: Lorelei

Weavile

  • Level: 54
  • Attacks: Ice Punch, Night Slash, Swagger, Double Team
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Pressure

Cloyster

  • Level: 53
  • Attacks: Hail, Blizzard, Hydro Pump, Spikes
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Shell Armor

Dewgong

  • Level: 54
  • Attacks: Aqua Ring, Safeguard, Ice Beam, Aqua Tail
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Thick Fat

Jynx

  • Level: 56
  • Attacks: Attract, Draining Kiss, Blizzard, Perish Song
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Oblivious

Lapras

  • Level: 56
  • Attacks: Surf, Safeguard, Ice Beam, Confuse Ray
  • Held Item: Sitrus Berry
  • Ability: Water Absorb

Elite Four #2: Bruno

Hitmontop

  • Level: 55
  • Attacks: Bulldoze, Rolling Kick, Triple Kick, Fake Out
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Technician

Hitmonchan

  • Level: 53
  • Attacks: Thunder Punch, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Sky Uppercut
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Iron Fist

Hitmonlee

  • Level: 54
  • Attacks: High Jump Kick, Mind Reader, Blaze Kick, Close Combat
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Reckless

Poliwrath

  • Level: 56
  • Attacks: Circle Throw, Mind Reader, Dynamic Punch, Hydro Pump
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Water Absorb

Machamp

  • Level: 58
  • Attacks: Close Combat, Stone Edge, Knock Off, Dual Chop
  • Held Item: Sitrus Berry
  • Ability: Guts

Elite Four #3: Agatha

Gengar

  • Level: 56
  • Attacks: Toxic, Hex, Venoshock, Foul Play
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Levitate

Misdreavus

  • Level: 56
  • Attacks: Destiny Bond, Thunder Wave, Confuse Ray, Shadow Ball
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Levitate

Haunter

  • Level: 55
  • Attacks: Shadow Ball, Curse, Dazzling Gleam, Dark Pulse
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Levitate

Mismagius

  • Level: 58
  • Attacks: Phantom Force, Will-O-Wisp, Psychic, Dark Pulse
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Levitate

Gengar

  • Level: 60
  • Attacks: Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Confuse Ray, Shadow Ball
  • Held Item: Sitrus Berry
  • Ability: Levitate

Elite Four #4: Lance

Druddigon

  • Level: 58
  • Attacks: Draco Meteor, Gunk Shot, Iron Head, Superpower
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Sheer Force

Dragonair

  • Level: 56
  • Attacks: Dragon Tail, Thunder Wave, Aqua Tail, Ice Beam
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Marvel Scale

Dragonair

  • Level: 56
  • Attacks: Fire Blast, Outrage, Iron Tail, Swagger
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Shed Skin

Kingdra

  • Level: 60
  • Attacks: Focus Energy, Hydro Pump, Iron Head, Dragon Pulse
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Sniper

Dragonite

  • Level: 62
  • Attacks: Dragon Dance, Dragon Rush, Fire Blast, Draco Meteor
  • Held Item: Sitrus Berry
  • Ability: Inner Focus

Champion: Gary

Umbreon

  • Level: 63
  • Attacks: Foul Play, Confuse Ray, Toxic, Protect
  • Held Item: Chople Berry
  • Ability: Synchronize

Electivire

  • Level: 60
  • Attacks: Ion Deluge, Protect, Wild Charge, Ice Punch
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Motor Drive

Rhyperior

  • Level: 61
  • Attacks: Earthquake, Rock Wrecker, Megahorn, Fire Punch
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Solid Rock

Arcanine (if he doesn’t have Charizard)

  • Level: 62
  • Attacks: Flare Blitz, Wild Charge, Extreme Speed, Outrage
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Intimidate

Cloyster (if he doesn’t have Blastoise)

  • Level: 62
  • Attacks: Icicle Spear, Rock Blast, Iron Defense, Surf
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Skill Link

Exeggutor (if he doesn’t have Venusaur)

  • Level: 62
  • Attacks: Wood Hammer, Psychic, Sleep Powder, Ancient Power
  • Held Item: None
  • Ability: Chlorophyll

Venusaur (if he lost both initial battles)

  • Level: 65
  • Attacks: Frenzy Plant, Synthesis, Sludge Bomb, Knock Off
  • Held Item: Venusaurite
  • Ability: Overgrow

Charizard (if he lost one of the initial battles and won the other)

  • Level: 65
  • Attacks: Blast Burn, Air Slash, Solar Beam, Dragon Claw
  • Held Item: Charizardite Y
  • Ability: Blaze

Blastoise (if he won both initial battles)

  • Level: 65
  • Attacks: Hydro Cannon, Aura Sphere, Dragon Pulse, Ice Beam
  • Held Item: Blastoisinite
  • Ability: Torrent

…Also, if you haven’t guessed yet, I plan to do something for the 20th Anniversary in February. So, expect a few more Pokémon-related articles from now til then. 😛 Anyway, lemme know what you think of this line up, and see you the next time I wanna talk Pokémon, which shouldn’t take long. lol Ja né!

My Dream Pokémon Yellow Remake Pokédex

So, a couple of days ago, I talked about how I’d do a Pokémon Yellow remake in Gen VI, and I mentioned changing the Kanto Regional Dex for it. For those curious, here is a rough idea of what I’d like it to look like:

  1. Bulbasaur
  2. Ivysaur
  3. Venusaur
  4. Charmander
  5. Charmeleon
  6. Charizard
  7. Squirtle
  8. Wartortle
  9. Blastoise
  10. Caterpie
  11. Metapod
  12. Butterfree
  13. Weedle
  14. Kakuna
  15. Beedrill
  16. Pidgey
  17. Pidgeotto
  18. Pidgeot
  19. Rattata
  20. Raticate
  21. Spearow
  22. Fearow
  23. Ekans
  24. Arbok
  25. Pichu
  26. Pikachu
  27. Raichu
  28. Sandshrew
  29. Sandslash
  30. Nidoran(F)
  31. Nidorina
  32. Nidoqueen
  33. Nidoran(M)
  34. Nidorino
  35. Nidoking
  36. Cleffa
  37. Clefairy
  38. Clefable
  39. Vulpix
  40. Ninetales
  41. Igglybuff
  42. Jigglypuff
  43. Wigglytuff
  44. Zubat
  45. Golbat
  46. Crobat
  47. Oddish
  48. Gloom
  49. Vileplume
  50. Bellossom
  51. Paras
  52. Parasect
  53. Venonat
  54. Venomoth
  55. Diglett
  56. Dugtrio
  57. Meowth
  58. Persian
  59. Psyduck
  60. Golduck
  61. Mankey
  62. Primeape
  63. Growlithe
  64. Arcanine
  65. Poliwag
  66. Poliwhirl
  67. Poliwrath
  68. Politoed
  69. Abra
  70. Kadabra
  71. Alakazam
  72. Machop
  73. Machoke
  74. Machamp
  75. Bellsprout
  76. Weepinbell
  77. Victreebel
  78. Tentacool
  79. Tentacruel
  80. Geodude
  81. Graveler
  82. Golem
  83. Ponyta
  84. Rapidash
  85. Slowpoke
  86. Slowbro
  87. Slowking
  88. Magnemite
  89. Magneton
  90. Magnezone
  91. Farfetch’d
  92. Doduo
  93. Dodrio
  94. Murkrow
  95. Honchkrow
  96. Sneasel
  97. Weavile
  98. Seel
  99. Dewgong
  100. Grimer
  101. Muk
  102. Shellder
  103. Cloyster
  104. Gligar
  105. Gliscor
  106. Gastly
  107. Haunter
  108. Gengar
  109. Misdreavus
  110. Mismagius
  111. Bonsly
  112. Sudowoodo
  113. Onix
  114. Steelix
  115. Drowzee
  116. Hypno
  117. Krabby
  118. Kingler
  119. Voltorb
  120. Electrode
  121. Exeggcute
  122. Exeggutor
  123. Cubone
  124. Marowak
  125. Tyrogue
  126. Hitmonlee
  127. Hitmonchan
  128. Hitmontop
  129. Lickitung
  130. Lickilicky
  131. Koffing
  132. Weezing
  133. Rhyhorn
  134. Rhydon
  135. Rhyperior
  136. Happiny
  137. Chansey
  138. Blissey
  139. Tangela
  140. Tangrowth
  141. Kangaskhan
  142. Horsea
  143. Seadra
  144. Kingdra
  145. Goldeen
  146. Seaking
  147. Staryu
  148. Starmie
  149. Wooper
  150. Quagsire
  151. Mime Jr.
  152. Mr. Mime
  153. Sableye
  154. Mawile
  155. Scyther
  156. Scizor
  157. Smoochum
  158. Jynx
  159. Elekid
  160. Electabuzz
  161. Electivire
  162. Magby
  163. Magmar
  164. Magmortar
  165. Pinsir
  166. Tauros
  167. Magikarp
  168. Gyarados
  169. Lapras
  170. Togepi
  171. Togetic
  172. Togekiss
  173. Ditto
  174. Eevee
  175. Vaporeon
  176. Jolteon
  177. Flareon
  178. Espeon
  179. Umbreon
  180. Leafeon
  181. Glaceon
  182. Sylveon
  183. Porygon
  184. Porygon2
  185. PorygonZ
  186. Omanyte
  187. Omastar
  188. Kabuto
  189. Kabutops
  190. Aerodactyl
  191. Munchlax
  192. Snorlax
  193. Druddigon
  194. Articuno
  195. Zapdos
  196. Moltres
  197. Dratini
  198. Dragonair
  199. Dragonite
  200. Mewtwo
  201. Mew

So yeah, that’s more or less what I had in mind. Lemme know what you think of this list, and depending on what people think and if I come up with any further ideas, I might post them just on the off chance that Nintendo and The Pokémon Company either take my ideas and remake Yellow with them or release a Super Mario Maker-esque Pokémon game in the future. Ja né!

Updated Dream Remake For Pokémon Yellow

So, a couple of years ago, I posted an article about how I would personally remake Pokémon Yellow, detailing all the ways it could be done easily using Generation V mechanics… … …and then, the very next day, Pokémon X & Y were revealed. How this happened, I have no idea. My only guess is that Nintendo has a camera set up in my brain to keep a constant track of my thoughts. It would certainly explain how the trailer for Pokémon GO clearly resembled dreams I used to have of how Pokémon would look in real life. But yeah, because next year is the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon, I’ve decided to update how I’d remake Yellow Version, AKA the Special Pikachu Edition, in the current generation. As such, some of these are gonna be repeated from last time, so just bear with me…

#1 – Generation VI Mechanics

Basically, this includes the current type charts, movepools, battle styles and mechanics, and, of course, Mega Evolution. In other words, this version of Pokémon Yellow would take place in the same universe as XYORAS. And speaking of stuff you can do in this generation, especially as it pertains to the mascot of this game…

Include Cosplay Pikachu

#2 – Include Cosplay Pikachu

Because why not? Hell, you could even build on the concept by including more costumes it can wear with more moves it can learn, making it so it can be either gender, and having the costumes become available to you in different towns and cities. You could even bring back Surfing Pikachu and Balloon Pikachu by making them costumes. And hey, since we brought up the costumes…

#3 – Include Pokémon Contests

Again, why not? The anime already put Contest Halls in the Kanto Region, so why not include them in this game? After all, we already brought Contests back for ORAS. Might as well take advantage of that.

#4 – Use HGSS’ System For Pokémon Following You

As I stated before, Pikachu being outside the ball for the duration of the journey is a must. As such, what I’d do is tweak the system from HeartGold/SoulSilver so that the one that follows you is always Pikachu… … …unless you box it, of course. I’d also bring back the little pictures from Pokémon Yellow, and include a few more, like maybe it making its elastic faces from the show. Lastly, I’d make a special change to the bicycle in case Pikachu is in the party: A little basket in the front for it to ride in. XD

#5 – Update the Regional Dex

Again, the Pokémon found would obviously include all the original 151, that’s a given. However, rather than force you to gain the National Dex, I think I’d toss in the other Pokémon that evolve to and from the original batch. Speaking of evolving, though…

#6 – New Mega Evolutions

It just seems like the time to make a couple more Gen 1 Pokémon Mega Evolve. Specifically, I’d like to see Butterfree get one so it can keep up with Beedrill. I just find it odd that it didn’t get it in the first place.

#7 – Side-quests Galore, In Particular With Misty and Brock

Seriously, I would include tons of side-quests. Stuff you don’t HAVE to do, but are fun, rewarding, and add to the experience of the game. Stuff like the Contests Halls I mentioned earlier, or perhaps new ways to include Move Tutors, by having the new moves be rewards for helping people out. I also think that some would involve Brock and Misty, since they follow Ash in the original series. Maybe even a series of events where you can actually date Misty or Brock, depending on which gender you play as. And speaking of…

#8 – Remodel Female Protagonist To Look Like Ashley

… … …Because it’d be too damned funny, okay? XD With that said, if you don’t like that idea…

#9 – Bring Back The Clothing Options From X & Y

I don’t understand why this was left out of ORAS. It really makes me worry that it was an XY thing only, and I don’t want it to be. And, of course, since a lot of Yellow is based off the anime, I’m thinking there could be new clothing options based on clothes and costumes worn throughout it.

#10 – Cameos from the Characters Of the Day

I know that a few Trainers you run into have had their dialogue and teams altered in Yellow Version to better resemble the characters of the day from the original series, but making their appearances a bit closer and just including a lot more of them would be sweet. And speaking of trainers from the show…

#11 – Adjusted Teams For Gym Leaders And Other Important Characters

For those that have always wondered about this, allow me to explain: Pokémon Yellow was released before the original run of the series, AKA the Kanto League, was finished. As such, not everyone in the games that were also in the anime have the same teams. In particular, Blaine’s team in the game bears little to no resemblance to his anime team. Granted, I have no idea what Rhydon was doing on the team in the anime anyway, but no reason to leave out Magmar. Also, what is going on with Gary’s team in the game? And yes, I call him Gary in the Yellow Version, since he’s very clearly supposed to be Gary and not Blue. Just saying, a few modifications are probably necessary. Perhaps Gary’s Eevee could become Umbreon, and then he could also catch a Starter Pokémon based on the same pre-requisites as was necessary to determine what Eevee would evolve into (so if you lost/skipped both of the first battles with him, he’d get Squirtle, if you won one and then lost/skipped the other, he’d get Charmander, and if you beat him both times, he’d get Bulbasaur).

#12 – The Sevii Islands & The Orange Crew

Getting back to stuff you don’t have to do but make for neat additions, since the Sevii Islands were already in FRLG, I’d just go with them instead of the Orange Islands from the anime. Still, I would also include the Orange Crew as boss trainers you can battle. Though, I might wanna change Drake’s name since there’s already a Drake in the games. Maybe something like Arthur or Ryu, or his Japanese name, Yuji.

#13 – More Battles With Jessie and James

Seriously, these two appeared in damned near every episode of the original series. You know how many times you battled them in the game? Four. THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE. lol Also, Meowth could be fully fleshed out as a character, Team Rocket could be battled in Double Battles instead of Single, and a few more of their Pokémon that they caught could be added to their in-game roster.

#14 – Include The Pokémon World Tournament

Because this mode was FREAKING AWESOME. Being able to battle against other Gym Leaders and Champions from other games is a sweet idea. Plus, you could include other characters that have appeared in the anime since the original series, like Paul, Tyson, Tobias, Virgil, Harrison, and more. Also, just to be cute (and to troll people), I’d replace Red with Ritchie. XD

Remember me, assholes? >:)

And that’s all I have in mind for now. Leave your comments and any ideas of what you’d do with the game or any other Pokémon games you’d remake. Ja né!

The Official Cover For Poison Ivy #1 #PoisonIvyLeague

Poison Ivy League, UNITE! Here is the cover for Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life And Death #1, written by Amy Chu and illustrated by Clay Mann! 😀

Feels like only yesterday, myself, Rosen Rose, and a number of dedicated Ivy fans were raising awareness for this character and doing all we could to get her a series. And granted, this is only a mini-series, but it’s still progress. 🙂 Are you a member of the Poison Ivy League? Tell me your own tales of the struggle to make this happen, and let’s all make sure to see what happens when the book comes out early next year. Ja né!

Digimon Adventure DM Chapter 4 Preview

Yeah, sorry it’s been a while since I last posted anything about my Digimon fic. Long story short, Super Mario Maker. lol Anyway, for your patience, an early preview of Chapter 4. Enjoy!


 

The trio rode for close to a half an hour before coming to a stop just outside the animal shelter. There were lots of animals both in the main building and behind some fences outside. Getting off their bikes and skateboard, the trio followed Neilina to one of the cages, where they quickly spotted a girl inside, feeding a rather big and mean-looking dog like it was a puppy. Once she was done, she turned to face the three, a little surprised. She wore a red and white hat over long ginger hair, she had deep blue eyes, and she wore a skirt that ended just above her knees. For a moment, she seemed less than happy to see Neilina, but smiled anyway.
“Hello, Neilina,” the girl said, walking up to greet her. “It’s been a little while since we last talked, huh?”
Neilina nodded, looking awkward and nervous. “Yeah, it has. Sayuri, I wanted you to meet my friends. Satoshi, Yuji, this is Sayur-“
Turning back to face the boys, Neilina immediately felt like groaning, just looking at their expressions. Both were looking at Sayuri like she was Miss Universe or something, clearly completely enamoured by the lovely girl’s appearance, while Neilina might as well have been transparent to them both.
“…BOYS,” Neilina growled, snapping her fingers to get their attention. “Yeesh. I see some things haven’t changed since we last met, huh?”
Sayuri giggled, blushing in embarrassment. “Sorry! I don’t mean to make boys like this, honest!”
Neilina rolled her eyes. “You don’t have to…ugh, nevermind. Sayuri Shigematsu, this is Satoshi Sakamoto and Yuji Yamaguchi.”
“Nice to meet you both,” Sayuri said, smiling and holding a hand out.
“N-Nice to m-m-meet you,” Satoshi stammered, shaking Sayuri’s hand.
“Forgive us, but Neilina didn’t say we were meeting a girl,” Yuji added. “Especially not one as radiant as you.”
Sayuri blushed even harder. “Oh, you boys! You’re making me embarrassed!”
Neilina face-palmed hard enough to send out an echo. “…ANYWAY, Sayuri, I was wondering if we could talk to you and Taishiro.”
Sayuri’s eye twitched slightly, her mood immediately changing to one of concern as she turned to face Neilina. “…Taishiro?”
“Please, Sayuri,” Neilina pleaded. “It’s really important.”
Sayuri’s shoulders slumped a little, her previous joy seemingly evaporated. “…He’s upstairs. C’mon, I’ll take you to him.”
Once again, Satoshi couldn’t help but be confused. The atmosphere seemingly changed so drastically, and he couldn’t quite put his finger on why. Still, he and Yuji followed after the two girls as they went inside and headed up a staircase, before they came to a stop at a door. After a quick knock on it, a young voice from the other side told them they could come in. Sayuri opened the door and led the group into a room where some puppies were playing with a young boy, looking to be no older than 8, with short blond hair. He looked a little nervous at the sight of the older boys, but became a little more friendly upon seeing Neilina.
“Neilina, it’s good to see you again!” the boy cheered, hugging Neilina. “I’ve missed you!”
Neilina smiled a little, hugging the boy back. “It’s good to see you too, Taishiro…”
Yuji’s eyes widened in surprise. “Wait…he can’t possibly be one of the kids we’re here to see, can he?”
Neilina looked back to Yuji before gesturing to the door, at which point he closed it. Once the five were alone, Neilina looked back to Taishiro and Sayuri, giving a small nod. The two then looked to each other and nodded before reaching into their pockets. Sure enough, Sayuri and Taishiro both pulled out Digivice DMs, a red one and a green one, before streaks of light poured out of them, producing two Digimon. Sayuri’s was a yellow and orange bird-like Digimon in an eggshell with a tiny sword slung over his back, while Taishiro’s was a green, four-legged Amphibian Digimon with an orange-red spine across her head and back.
“Satoshi, they really ARE like you guys!” Agumon observed from Satoshi’s Digivice before appearing in a flash of light, followed by Lopmon and Gabumon.
“The amphibian is Betamon,” Yuji announced, scanning the creature. “This one in particular is a girl. Her finishing attack is a powerful Electric Shock.”
“And the other one is Hyokomon, a Chick Digimon,” Satoshi added, scanning Sayuri’s partner with his Digivice. “Despite being a Rookie, he’s pretty dedicated to mastering swordsmanship and becoming a samurai.”
“Wow, you both have Digimon?!” Taishiro exclaimed, pointing his Digivice at Agumon. “I gotta see…Agumon, a Reptile Digimon. Says his attack is Pepper Breath.”
“And Yuji’s partner is Gabumon, also a Reptile Digimon,” Sayuri explained, scanning Gabumon. “They’re typically shy, and like to wear the pelts of Garurumon to hide their bodies underneath, kinda like humans and our clothes.”
“I-I’m not shy!” Gabumon insisted, blushing and shifting a bit. “I just…don’t see any reason to be running around naked, unlike some Digimon…”

 

So yeah, our two new DigiDestined are Sayuri Shigematsu and Taishiro Takeuchi, and their partners Hyokomon and Betamon. Also, I know it was established canon that Digimon don’t have genders, but I’m kinda tossing that out for reasons I’ve established prior. Plus, N. Harmonik thought, and I agreed, that it’d be neat to have a boy DigiDestined have a female Digimon Partner, since we’d already had girl DigiDestined with male partners before.

Anyway, lemme know what you think so far of this chapter, and be sure to check it out once posted. Ja né!

My Thoughts On Crusaders Of The Lost Mark (WARNING – SPOILERS)

So, earlier today, I was taking a nap, and when I awoke, I got a message from my friend Teagan telling me rather joyously about today’s episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. And, once I learned of it, I was rather joyous too, as it marked the end of a ongoing story arc that I personally thought should’ve ended a LONG time ago. However, as usual, because this episode marks a big change, people’s opinions on it will likely differ, and since I came out a while ago and stated that I like the current MLP series, I thought I’d give my thoughts on it. So, for those that haven’t watched it yet and don’t wanna be spoiled, please go do so now.

…Okay, so I’m assuming everyone still reading saw the episode, and can therefore address the big change: The Cutie Mark Crusaders have their cutie marks. However, they get them in a way that I honestly didn’t see coming. Instead of finally realizing their individual talents, which have been hinted at for YEARS, the three instead discover their talent as a team: To help others discover/remember their true selves. As such, Sweetie Belle, Applebloom, and Scootaloo gain similar-looking cutie marks that represents their unity and ability to help others, and so they set out to do just that from now on.

So, first off, THANK FUCKING GOD, they have their cutie marks! Like I said, we’ve been waiting for this for a LONG TIME, and it’s been really aggravatingly repetitive. We’ve known what their unique talents were since The Show Stoppers, which aired in March of 2011, and damned near every episode to focus on them as a group has shown them to be completely oblivious of these talents. So, thankfully, that’s over and done with. However, therein lies a slight problem: While the end of their journey to get their cutie marks is a neat twist, unfortunately, there’s not much in the way of hints suggesting this was how it would end. Not to say that they’re never helping ponies, but in terms of helping somepony learn who they truly are, the only other example of that is in Appleoosa’s Most Wanted, which was earlier this season. I’m just saying, it would’ve been nice to see some more hints of that from time to time, instead of repeating the same formula for their episodes over and over.

The other major thing I suppose I should talk about is Diamond Tiara. First off, like the twist involving the CMC, the reveal of why Diamond Tiara behaved the way she has since her debut episode unfortunately comes out of nowhere. We’ve never seen or heard about her mom before this, and had no reason to think Diamond acted like she did other than typical schoolyard bully crap. If we saw tiny glimpses of her before this, woulda worked a lot better… … …Having said that, knowing this and what her special talent is now, it DOES explain pretty much every single thing she’s done since her debut: Her ability to make others do what she wanted was purely used for selfish purposes, but that ability was thrown out of balance when the Cutie Mark Crusaders came into the picture. Suddenly, there was someone resisting her. And when she tried to compensate by mimicking her mother even more, trying to replicate the success her mother obtained in life, the Crusaders just continued to oppose her more, and eventually, so did everyone else, finally culminating in even Silver Spoon having had enough. Once they figured her problem out, though, they managed to help her grow past her mother’s influence and everything balanced itself out again. That all makes sense. I just don’t understand why it took until the latter half of season five to get to this point.

…Speaking of Diamond’s mother, though, can I ask…what the hell does Filthy Rich see in Spoiled? She acts just like Diamond Tiara, except without the excuse that she’s a kid and listens to that kind of talk every day. Even if it turned out that she might have lived with it when she was a kid, that doesn’t necessarily excuse her now that she’s an adult. Filthy, on the other hand, is shown to have respect for people of different social standings and class. The only thing I can see as being similar between them is that they’re higher class. That’s it. It really makes me wonder and cringe about what their private lives must be like.

Oh, and one last thought: Can I just say how glad I was to see Twilight Sparkle helping to set up the new playground equipment in the end. I wasn’t aware that more damage was done to the town during the fight with her and Tirek (although, as my proofreader would say, “In retrospect, DUH!”), but it was good to see her trying to undo the damage done there. Now, if only we could maybe see Superman do the same in the aftermath of Man of Steel. lol

So, I guess in short, I think I liked this episode, and a lot of the musical numbers were good, and thank God we’re finally moving onto something new to do with the CMC. I just wish that some of the story elements in this episode had been hinted at prior, and that it didn’t take us until now to get to this point. Still, at least it did give us a good milestone story for the fifth anniversary episode (Happy Anniversary to all Bronies and Pegasisters, btw), and I most certainly don’t begrudge anyone that adored this episode. I only nitpick because it’s kinda what I do on here. But anyway, if you have your own thoughts on the episode, by all means, leave them below. Ja né!

Jyger’s Journeys In Dungeons & Dragons – The Most Intelligent Half-Orc Barbarian & Halfling Ball (WARNING – SPOILERS FOR ADVENTURERS LEAGUE)

Well, I did an article talking about the wizard in my D&D party a while back, so I figured I should talk a little bit about the other party member that’s been there since I started and is still there, our Half-Orc Barbarian, Genji, and some of the crazy moments that have involved him this past year. And because I like to refer to Genji as the medieval version of Beast from X-Men, I suppose there’s no better music to play in order to set the tone than the following:

So, why do I call him medieval Beast? Because, not only is he super-strong, but he’s really intelligent. And, right away, you’re probably asking how that’s possible. He’s a Half-Orc Barbarian, and a Berserker at that. They’re not commonly known for being that intelligent. Well, during our travels, at one point, Genji came across a headband that dramatically increased his Intelligence stat. So yeah, he’s a super-strong, super-smart, and occasionally rather swift killing machine, and just to boot, recently, he came across a talking sword that does necrotic damage. And, trust me when I say that there are few things more dangerous than someone who can brutally kill you and knows each and every way to do so and come out with hardly a scratch on them. Not to say that he’s the single most awesome ball of awesome ever made, as you may recall another story I told where something rather embarrassing happened to him, but those are kinda few and far between.

Suffice to say, Genji is the muscle of the team. And, as I’ve come to understand, following a recent D&D night where the person playing him couldn’t show up and my character had to take on that sort of role in the party, HE HAS A HARD JOB! I don’t wanna get into it TOO much, as I’ve been told that these articles largely spoil a lot of campaign and expedition scenarios in the Adventurers League, but there were snakes of all sizes everywhere, and 120 foot drops off a bridge covered in slippery moss, and one of our party members died, and we were even attacked by plate armour! Somehow, I managed to not completely screw it up, but it definitely made me a lot more grateful for Genji’s presence when he’s there.

A lot of times, he tends to be Mekeninzo’s sort-of partner-in-crime…for better or worse. 😛 Long story short, they’re both with the Zhentarim, which you can read all about here, and tend to pull a lot of stunts that the average “good guy” wouldn’t normally do. Theft, torture, murder, raising the dead, stealing baby dragon eggs, whatever it takes to get the job done. Granted, these actions CAN be justifiable at times. For example, there was one time we were travelling with this caravan in the middle of a rain storm. Several days in the rain and the muck, having to push the carts by hand because not even the horses alone were strong enough to free them from the thick mud spread across the road. And what do we find when we finally come across an inn? A bunch of self-obsessed nobles having a party and refusing to let us have even a single room. So, after Mekeninzo made himself invisible and scare them out (I think he was trying to make them think the place was haunted), ultimately gets found out, and was damned near stabbed to death, we ended up in a fight. And, in a moment that the lot of us have laughed about for a long time since, the fight ended with Genji hitting the noble that was kicking our asses so hard that his dead body flew backwards through the door to the inn and knocked it clean off. Pretty sure he hit him with enough damage to kill him at least a dozen times over.

…I would just like to preface the following story with the fact that I am not making a single fucking word of anything I’ve said in my stories up. All of these are completely true, no matter how insane, ridiculous, hilarious, or stupid they all sound. These things actually happened to us in D&D. And one of the funniest moments that we keep having call-backs to was the day we invented Halfling Ball. Here’s the situation: We needed to create a distraction for the caravan we were travelling with while Mekeninzo was searching one of the carts we’d been asked to keep an eye on by our guilds. So, Genji and a Dragonborn Paladin, who was part of the party at the time, decided to have a shoving contest to keep everyone’s attention. To further keep their attention, a Halfling Druid, who was actually played by the son of the guy playing the Paladin (which I only bring up because there’s few things in this world that I find cooler than family members that can get together and game), tried to “break up” the “fight”, only for him to get tossed between them in what they jokingly called “Halfling Ball”. At one point during it, our DM looks at me, and I will never know what possessed him at that moment to do this at that exact moment, and asks “Do you wanna try and run interception?”, and I, unable to resist, said “…Yes! I would like to try and intercept the ‘ball’!” So the Paladin threw his IRL son through the air, I rolled to see what happened…and, once again, I swear to God I am not making this up… … …I rolled a natural 20…For those that maybe are just one of my regular readers and have never played D&D, allow me to explain: In D&D, a lot of the things you do are resolved by rolling a 20 sided die, or D20, in order to see if you succeeded or failed and on what level you did either, all of which depends on how high or low you rolled. And, just to clarify, you know how in a video game RPG, let’s just use Pokémon as an example, when you attack something and it says you got a critical hit, which means you did exceedingly more damage on said attack than usual? That’s what happens when you roll a D20 in D&D. So, when I criticaled running the interception, in my mind, what happened was that, not only did I catch the poor bastard, but I then proceeded to do a touchdown dance…just because. XD

Anyway, that’s all for today. Got a funny D&D story of your own? Leave it in the comments section. Ja né!