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Flareon – Redeemed At Long Last

…Yeah, we all know the joke: Flareon, the Fire-type physical offensive of the Eeveelutions, cannot learn Flare Blitz. In fact, for years now, Flareon has been turned down by many a Trainer due to being a physical attacking Fire-type Pokémon that cannot learn a physical Fire-type move with a base power higher than 65. You can see it everywhere.

And every Generation, I’d be like “Game Freak, let it learn Flare Blitz! It keeps getting rejected! It is probably the most rejected Eeveelution, solely because every Eeveelution is supposed to specialize in something, and Flareon really doesn’t since it can’t learn the moves to best suit its style!” So, what’s the point in all of this? Well, I was cruising through Serebii.net, looking at different move-pools for Pokémon in the new X & Y games, and I was looking at the different Eeveelutions. So, eventually, I decided to check Flareon’s, fully prepared to be disappointed…And then I heard Nightwish in my head over what I saw. 😀

Flareon is trying to learn Flare Blitz, MOTHA FUCKA! XD

Now, do I think this is a huge, game changing event for Pokémon? Obviously not. I’m just glad that Flareon finally has something awesome going for it. And usually, this is where I’d say comment below, see y’all, ja né, and so on, but you know? Screw it, this is too awesome not to end on THIS:

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New Fossil Pokémon Evolutions + Additional Details Regarding Pokémon X & Y

Well, looks like the new Fossil Pokémon have had their evolved forms unveiled, so let’s take a look at ’em!

Tyrantrum

Tyrantrum is the evolved form of Tyrunt, and holy crap, does it look AWESOME! :O It looks like if Greymon was a Pokémon. I half-expect it to fire Nova Blast in my face. That said, it probably will be able to learn Fire Fang, considering its Ability powers up biting moves, and hey, it needs something to deal with those pesky Fairy-types (Tyrantrum is Rock/Dragon-type, remember).

Aurorus

Aurorus is the evolved form of Amaura. Like its pre-evolved form, this Rock/Ice-type can turn Normal-type attacks into Ice-type attacks. Also, it can apparently learn a move called Freeze Dry, an Ice-type move which can freeze opponents, AND has the added effect of somehow doing super-effective damage to Water-types.

There have been a couple of other details released about Pokémon X & Y, though I cannot be 100% certain as to the validity of these, so take ’em with a grain of salt. First off, apparently none of the new Pokémon found in the Kalos Region can Mega Evolve, at least not in X & Y. That makes sense, and frankly, I’m rather glad they’re focusing on the older Pokémon with Mega Evolution. Also, there are rumours that Pokémon will still gain experience from battle even if the opponent is caught, which is rather different, and that there may be a place to change clothes in every Pokémon Centre in Kalos. Again, can’t confirm these, but it would certainly change things up, especially the part regarding experience.

Anyway, lemme know what you think below, we’ll see what gets revealed next. Ja né!

My 6 Favourite New Pokémon Revealed Thus Far

…You watch, I’ll post this, and then immediately after, they’ll reveal a new Pokémon. lol Anyway, only criteria is that they are Generation VI Pokémon, are not Mega evolutions (I’ll get to them later), and only one per family line (so no evolutions/pre-evolutions of ones I already picked). Also, keep in mind that my reasoning changes from Pokémon to Pokémon, and I don’t know squat about what their stats are, so there could be changes to my favourites as time goes by. So, let’s start with…

#1 – Chespin, the Spiny Nut Pokémon

Seriously, this little guy (or gal) is too cute for words. Also, several people have noticed that the Kalos Region starters seem to be following a sort of Warrior/Wizard/Rogue theme, with Chespin falling under the Warrior category, and that suits me just fine. After all, in the early days of your journey, especially in a brand new region, you want a heavy hitter. And what’s more awesome a starter than one that’s über cute AND kicks the snot outta the opposition?

#2 – Tyrunt, the Royal Heir Pokémon

…Play it again. XD

Yeah, I know I’m silly, but c’mon, people have wanted a frigging T-Rex for a Fossil Pokémon since the very beginning! And of all the Pokémon that have attacked primarily by taking a bite outta their opponent, Tyrunt may be the most potent with its Strong Jaw Ability.

#3 – Sylveon, the Intertwining Pokémon

Of the new Fairy-types revealed, Sylveon is probably the most awesome. Like I said before, though, I have no idea what the stats for any of these new Pokémon are, so while I can assume Sylveon’s base total is the same as the other Eeveelutions, I don’t know what role it plays otherwise in comparison to the others. Either way, though, I suspect that Sylveon will be a popular Pokémon among Trainers in the Kalos Region.

#4 – Talonflame, the Scorching Pokémon

Talonflame breaks tradition by having the first Normal/Flying-type you meet in the game evolve into something different. And frankly, I couldn’t be happier. And given that Fairy-types don’t work all that great against Fire-types, and given the new Sky Battles in Pokémon X and Y, I would imagine it’ll find its way onto many a team. Really, the problem I have with it is that, since I don’t like doubling up on types for my team, now I’m forced to choose between it and the next one on my list…

#5 – Pyroar, the Royal Pokémon

Holy crap, is this thing awesome. I may decide to simply rotate between Pyroar and Talonflame where necessary, since they’re both so awesome. It’ll be a pain in the ass, but it could prove to be worth it. The one problem I have with it is that its Abilites seem kinda situational as far as their usefulness is concerned. Then again, that could just be me and my tastes. I like multi-purpose Abilities, or Abilities that can work in lots of scenarios.

#6 – Skrelp, the Mock Kelp Pokémon

The only Poison-type revealed so far, Skrelp looks pretty cool, and I’ve known from the start that if Poison-types turned out to be super effective against Fairy-types (and they are, yay) that I would need to get ahold of one. So, yeah, I guess I’m gonna need to trade for one, since I’m getting Pokémon X Version, and it’s exclusive to Pokémon Y Version, and dang it, can I just say how much easier it is to trade with friends now that cords are a thing of the past? I HATED those as a kid. And I don’t wanna hear anyone complain about load times or not getting the infrared link to work right away either…but that’s a rant for another day. lol

Anyway, if this list has proven anything, it’s that adding the Fairy-type is making a profound shake-up as far as battle strategies goes. In retrospect, it’s actually pretty easy to see why they waited so long to add a new type. One new type, and EVERYTHING changes. Poison and Fire are suddenly more useful. Dragon is more vulnerable than it’s ever been. Spiritomb and Sableye are vulnerable for the first time. That’s all from ONE type.

But yeah, those are my 6 Favourite New Pokémon. Will they all be on my team? Hard to say. Will depend on what comes to pass. I expect many more new Pokémon to be unveiled in the new games, and I suspect that Skrelp and Mother F’ing Tyrunt (and yes, that’s what I consider to be his full name, lol) to get evolutions. But, for now, lemme know what you think of my list, what your favourite new Pokémon are, and we’ll see what comes to pass as we are now less than one month until release. Ja né!

New Pokémon Names Revealed And So Much More! – It’s Evaluating Time!

…Well, that didn’t take long. lol Roll it!

Well, tons of new info, so let’s get to it!

It’s Naked-Friday Evaluating Time! 😉

So, let’s start with the starters. lol

Kalos Starters Evolved

Quilladin, Braixen, and Frogadier

Quilladin’s body is far harder, sturdier, and pricklier than Chespin‘s, able to put up a stronger defence, though it tends to avoid battle. Braixen no longer eats branches as it did as Fennekin, instead keeping one in its tail, which it seems to use almost like a wand of some sort for attacks, lending proof to the theory that it might evolve into a Psychic-type. When Froakie evolves into Frogadier, its leaping abilities become far more potent, allowing it to bounce off ceilings, walls, branches, and anything else around it to confound opponents. All three of these evolved Pokémon remain their original types and do not gain any secondary types, though their unique characteristics seem to suggest they may yet pick them up upon evolving.

Furfrou

Furfrou is a Normal-type Poodle Pokémon, which already gives it immediate distrust for me. lol Supposedly, a Furfrou once guarded the ancient King of the Kalos Region. The main attraction to Furfrou is that grooming it actually changes its form, which I’m guessing has some sort of additional effect. Its Ability is Fur Coat, which halves the damage done by Physical Attacks, and I gotta believe that’s gonna give it a much-needed edge against hard-hitting Fighting-types.

Tyrunt

Tyrunt is one of the two new Fossil Pokémon, and it’s pretty much the one we’ve all been waiting on…

Sorry, had to. 😉 Anyway, it’s a Rock/Dragon-type, and is known to take fits when it doesn’t like something. It knows moves like Crunch and Dragon Tail, and has the Ability Strong Jaw, which increases the power of biting moves like Crunch and Ice Fang. This is the one I’m picking, no question.

Amaura

And this is the one N. Harmonik and DorkynProudofit are getting. lol Yeah, I know, Amaura looks like a brachiosaur in My Little Pony, but take a second and look at its Ability. Refrigerate causes all of its Normal-type moves to become Ice-type. Amaura is a Rock/Ice-type Pokémon. Can you see where this is going? Yep, this thing, when it evolves, is gonna be throwing Ice-type Hyper Beams. Dragons, birds, and Grass-types, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES.

Female Pyroar

I already covered Pyroar, and I don’t think there’s anything new here, other than the gender difference. Still, glad to see they’re incorporating those again, after Generation V only had a couple…Although, am I the only one who thinks female Pyroar looks like Pidgeot? o.O

Meowstic Female and Male

Meowstic Female and Male

Meowstic, however, DO have more gender differences than just appearance. These Psychic-types have two distinct roles between the two: The male is more focused on the support role, while the female attacks. Their psychic powers usually keep their ears shut, and they tend not to be all that emotional to their Trainers. Their Ability can be either Keen Eye or Infiltrator.

Mega Garchomp

I already mentioned Mega Garchomp, but new info suggests that, while it gains considerable Attack and Special Attack, it loses Speed. So, I guess it’s really up to the Trainer, do you want a harder hitting Garchomp, or a swift Garchomp? I’m glad those kinds of Mega Evolutions exist, as they can be used to adapt to different situations.

As reported earlier, you can in fact change your character’s appearance, from your outfit to your hair colour and style, at the Boutiques found around Kalos. This allows you to fully customise your character, which is something we’ve wanted for so long and only really got in Pokémon Battle Revolution, which was seven years ago. Also, apparently you can record a 10 second video for your Trainer for when you meet other people in the Pokémon Search System, and can customise their profile.

Mable, Celosia, Bryony, and Aliana

There’s been some new info on Team Flare. Apparently, among their ranks, are a group of scientists that I’m going to assume are also fashion models of some sort…I’m not here to judge. lol Anyway, the purple-haired woman is Celosia, the orange-haired woman is Aliana, the green-haired woman is Bryony, and the blue-haired woman is Mable. Apparently, they want to make the world beautiful, and are engaged in deeds such as selling Pokémon and fossils for profit.

Finally, some additional news, regarding alterations to gameplay. Ghost-type Pokémon are no longer affected by moves that prevent fleeing from battle, like Mean Look, Grass-types can’t be seeded (I thought they couldn’t already?), or affected by Powder moves (SleepPowder, Stun Spore, etc.), and Paralysis doesn’t work on Electric-types anymore. Can’t really complain with these, since they all kinda make sense from a logical standpoint.

Anyway, that’s it for now, but since we’re in the last month until Pokémon X & Y come out, I wouldn’t be surprised if tons more info is unveiled soon. Ja né!

New Pokémon Revealed: Pyroar – It’s Evaluating Time!

So, another new Pokémon has been revealed…That didn’t take long. lol Also, plenty of info is available right from the get-go, so let’s go ahead and check it out! Here’s Pyroar!

…Yeah, I know, not much to see from the trailer, but nonetheless…

It’s Ruining-The-Mental-Image-You-Perverts-Have-Of-Elesa-Forever Evaluating Time! ROFL

First off, let’s get a look at its artwork…

Awesome. Second, LOVE the name. Something about it just sounds awesome. Anyway, from what we know, Pyroar is the evolved form of another of the Kalos Region Pokémon, Litleo, and shares its typing of Fire/Normal. Not sure how it evolves yet. The aptly named ‘Royal Pokémon’ can have either the Abilities Unnerve or Rivalry. Thus far, its only known moves are Flamethrower, Take Down, Work Up, Headbutt, Echoed Voice, and the new move Litleo demonstrated, Noble Roar, which decreases the opponent’s Attack and Special Attack. Still, it looks awesome and has some cool tricks, so I suspect to see plenty of Trainers with it on their teams…Though now, I’m stuck as to which is the most awesometastic: Talonflame or Pyroar. lol

Lemme know what you think of Pyroar, and we’ll see what other kinds of new Pokémon are revealed as we are now at exactly one month until the release date of Pokémon X & Y. Ja né!

Two New Mega Evolutions For Pokémon + Full Fairy Type Strengths/Weaknesses Revealed

So, today there was a ton of new info for Pokémon X & Y in CoroCoro Comics magazine, including a ton of new Pokémon…that I’m not going to talk about. lol Okay, to be fair, I’m mainly choosing to wait until later on, when more info (like their English names) is revealed. In the meantime, however, I will mention that Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie’s evolved forms have been shown off, and all three remain pure Grass-type, pure Fire-type, and pure Water-type. Not quite what I was expecting for Fennekin, but hey, at least it ain’t Fire/Fighting, and the only other Fire-type Starter to remain pure Fire-type upon evolving was Cyndaquil, so there’s plenty they can do to make Fennekin different and unique. Also, there are four other new Pokémon revealed, two of which are Fossil Pokémon with some unique abilities (one increases the damage of biting moves like Crunch, and the other turns the user’s Normal-type moves to Ice-type). When more info is available, I’ll talk about ’em in full detail. For now, let’s look at the two new Mega Evolutions.

Garchomp Mega Shinka!…Mega Garchomp!

Dangit, I was hoping they’d stick to Generation III Pokémon and lower, with Lucario being the only exception since it was revealed way before Diamond and Pearl came out. Oh well, Generation IV is alright, as long as they don’t go higher than that. Anyway, Mega Garchomp apparently gains Sand Force as its Ability upon Mega Evolving, thus increasing the power of its Rock, Ground, and Steel-type moves while in the middle of a Sandstorm. Plus, good grief, LOOK AT THOSE ARMS! You thought Kabutops or Scyther had some gigantic scythes from arms, this thing blows them outta the water with ease.

Mewtwo Mega Shinka!…Mega Mewtwo X!

…Wait, what?! Yep, the rumours were true, folks: Mewtwo has TWO Mega Evolutions, Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y, one for each version of the game. The first one we saw is Mega Mewtwo Y, which is the special attacker of the two, and gains the Ability Insomnia. The new one is Mega Mewtwo X, who is the physical attacker, becomes Psychic/Fighting-type, and gains the Ability Steadfast, which increases its Speed when it flinches.

Now then, as for the Fairy-type, we now have confirmation on how it handles against other types offensively and defensively. Offensively, Fairy type is super effective against Fighting, Dark and Dragon-types, but is not very effective against Steel, Poison and Fire-types. Defensively, Fairy takes double damage from Poison-type attacks (called it, ^_^ ) and Steel-type attacks, resists Bug, Fighting and Dark-type attacks, and is immune to Dragon-type attacks. I should also note that Steel-types are no longer resistant to Ghost or Dark-type attacks, likely due to its new-found type advantage to Fairy-types would make it overpowered otherwise. Also, this confirms that, as of Generation VI, Spiritomb and Sableye are no longer without any vulnerabilities.

Anyway, post your thoughts, and with any luck, we’ll have that additional info on the other Pokémon soon. Or, if yer feeling impatient, you can click one of the links below, or visit http://www.serebii.net for all the Pokémon-related information you could ask for. Ja né!

 

Three Classic Pokémon Get New Mega Evolutions – It’s Evaluating Time!

Yep, you heard me, three new Mega Evolutions! Let’s check ’em out in this trailer!

…Why was it shooting water from its mouth when it has three cannons?…Anyway! First of all, called it. Knew they would be giving at least Charizard a Mega Evolution, and now it seems they’ve given them to all three of the Kanto Starter Pokémon, which will be made available at some point during game-play, not sure when. So let’s take a look at these new Mega Evolutions, which means…

It’s Possibly Ambiguously Gay Evaluating Time! XD

Well, I might as well go by index number, so let’s start with Mega Venusaur.

Mega Venusaur

Mega Venusaur grows from 6’07” to 7’10”, and goes from 220.5 pounds to 342.8 pounds. It remains a Grass/Poison-type, but its type changes to Thick Fat. This reduces damage from Fire and Ice-type attacks, which are two of its major weaknesses. It still needs to watch out for Psychic and Flying-types, but hey, that’s still two weaknesses down. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.

Mega Charizard

Mega Charizard’s weight goes from 199.5 pounds to 221.6 pounds. It doesn’t change type, meaning it’s still Fire/Flying…which is weird, since it looks more like a Dragon now than it ever did. However, its ability DOES change to Drought. Drought started off as being Groudon‘s signature ability, but since then, Vulpix and Ninetails received it as their Hidden Abilities. It summons permanent sunlight to the field until such point as another weather condition replaces it. This makes Charizard’s Fire-type attacks all the more potent, and even gives it some cover from Water-type attacks, so I guess I can forgive it not changing type…for now.

Mega Blastoise

Mega Blastoise goes from weighing 188.5 pounds to 222.9 pounds. Like its fellow Starters, it doesn’t change type, despite having that new gigantic steel cannon on its back. It gains a brand new ability called Mega Launcher, which I hear is supposed to increase the power of Pulse moves, like Water Pulse and Dark Pulse…Kinda weird, seeing as how it doesn’t learn Dark Pulse (yet), but I would imagine this means more Pulse moves are gonna be included in Pokémon X & Y.

“Charge! D.N.A., Burst Mode!”

The last thing I wanna talk about is the Mega Ring. Basically, it’s a device that holds something called a Key Stone. When a Trainer‘s bond to their Pokémon is strong enough, they can activate the Mega Ring’s Key Stone to react to the Pokémon’s Mega Stone, causing them to Mega Evolve…So, apparently, we’re not even gonna try to pretend like this isn’t Digimon anymore. lol In all seriousness, though, this raises some questions. Is this a man-made device? And if so, how is this any different from the experiments done by Team Plasma? Does that make Genesect a Mega Pokémon by definition? Or perhaps this isn’t technology, but rather some form of magic. If that’s the case, where does it come from? How does it work? And how do Calem and Serena obtain them?

What do you think about Mega Evolution? Lemme know in the comments, and hopefully, we’ll be getting some answers soon. Ja né!

Mega Evolution In Pokémon & Who I Think Should Get Them

So, the biggest piece of news regarding Pokémon X & Y as of late HAS to be the reveal of Mega Evolution. If you haven’t been paying attention as of late…well, remember that image we saw of Mewtwo‘s new form? Yeah. Apparently Mewtwo and several other Pokémon have the ability to use what are referred to as Mega Stones to Mega Evolve in battle. This new form of evolution is only temporary (I believe it wears off right after the battle, not sure) and grants new abilities, stats, and types to the Pokémon. Besides Mewtwo, the others that have been confirmed to have a Mega Evolution form are Blaziken, Lucario, Ampharos, Mawile (THANK GOD, and both its normal form and Mega form are now Steel/Fairy), Absol, and Kangaskhan (well actually, it’s more like the kid grows enough to get out of the pouch and help Mommy fight, effectively giving Kangaskhan two attacks). I’ve noticed that a pattern exists with these Pokémon, in that they’re all unable to evolve otherwise since they were either fully evolved or could never evolve in the first place, and all of them were introduced in Generation III or lower, with the exception of Lucario who was announced long before Pokémon Diamond and Pearl came out.

All of these Mega Evolutions look and sound great, and even people who don’t like the idea of Mega Evolution are glad that they’re implementing something new to the mechanics of Pokémon. So I was thinking, who else should get Mega Evolutions? Because they’ve already hinted that there are still a bunch more to come. So, here’s what I got for my list of Pokémon I’d like to see get Mega Evolutions.

Quagsire

Man, the original Water/Ground-type kinda got left in the dust a bit, huh? Other than having Water Absorb, it doesn’t really have much going for it that you can’t get out of the others, best examples probably being Swampert or Seismitoad *ducks Ice Punch from Poliwhirl*. So here’s what I had in mind: What if, upon Mega Evolving, it got Sap Sipper? Seriously, all of a sudden, Quagsire would be able to absorb attacks from the one thing that would normally have 4x advantage over it, the one thing that actually is super effective against it, and actually increase its Physical Attack from said attacks. You’d be horrified of what was unleashed upon you.

Slaking

Because we’ve already made Chuggaaconroy happy by making to out of six of his Emerald team Mega, why not shoot for three? XD Okay, seriously, here’s why: As I’ve made mention to before, while Slaking has Legendary level stats, it only attacks once, then loafs around for a turn before it can attack again. By Mega Evolving, it could shake free of that ability, or maybe gain a new Ability that lets it attack two turns in a row before loafing for a turn. Because two is fine with those kind of stats, honestly.

…No, seriously. Imagine if these two had the ability to Mega Evolve together and become a badass while keeping their cuteness? Think about it, they’re basically designed to work as a team in the first place. With their powers combined into one Pokémon, Plusle and Minun could be near unstoppable. And yeah, I know this is basically DNA Digivolving, but let’s be honest, Mega Evolution is already Digivolving, we might as well go the whole ten miles with this. lol Other duos could get ’em too, like Illumise/Volbeat, Seviper/Zangoose, Electivire/Magmortar, and so on, but I’d hold back a generation before going all out with the various Jogress Evolutions.

Farfetch’d

Yeah, if you’ll recall, I mentioned before how this poor bird drew the short end of the leak with Game Freak. I don’t know what Farfetch’d did to deserve being left behind, while the other four must-trade-for Pokémon from the original games (Mr. Mime, Jynx, and Lickitung) all got new forms and ways to be useful in the new generations, but I think six generations is long enough to get left out of all the fun. Besides, two other Pokémon on my 10 Pokémon That Got The Shaft list are getting evolutions.

I honestly cannot imagine them doing Mega Evolution and not giving one to Charizard. It’ll be either X & Y or whatever the heck Generation VII is, but it WILL happen. And of course, it would have to become Fire/Dragon upon Mega Evolving. There’s just no way to avoid it. To be honest, I think all three Kanto Starters should get one, but of all three, I think Charizard is the most likely to actually happen. And speaking of Pokémon that could become Dragon-type after Mega Evolving…

Little known fact, Gyarados was originally supposed to be Water/Dragon in the old games. The reason they didn’t do it is because the only Dragon-type attack then was Dragon Rage, which did a set amount of damage, and the Water-type would make the Ice-type damage Gyarados would receive be just neutral damage. That means it wouldn’t have any exploitable weakness, and in the old games, that would make Gyarados far too big a destructive force. But we’ve gone beyond that, and there really is no reason to deny Gyarados any longer.

…Hear me out, people. While I personally feel that the other Mega Evolutions should follow the pattern it has been on thus far, I think giving one to Pikachu would be a good idea. Why? Well, for starters, it hasn’t had much new to work with since Volt Tackle, and it shows when the newest move Ash’s Pikachu learned is Electro Ball. Speaking of which, you know how Ash’s Pikachu refuses to evolve because he wants to stay as he is? Well, Mega Evolution is only temporary. That’s the loophole. That’s how you finally get something new and AWESOME outta Pikachu.

So, there’s some Pokémon I’d like to see get Mega Evolutions in the future. What would you like to see get a Mega Evolution? Leave a comment below, and we’ll see who gets their wish in X & Y. Ja né!

Newer Pokémon & Trailers – It’s Evaluating Time! + Who Will Be Your First Pokémon?

So, I’m kinda falling behind in the Pokémon trailers. Sorry about that. To make up, here are ALL of the ones I missed so far. lol

Anyway, a TON of new Pokémon have been revealed as of late, so let’s take a looksie at some of them, which means…

Frak you Iris, it’s EVALUATING TIME!!!

So, let’s start with Pangoro.

Pangoro, the Aggressive Pokémon

Pangoro is the evolved form of Pancham (I know, it was so cute). Despite this Fighting/Dark type’s menacing appearance, though, it seems Pangoro isn’t exactly a big fan of bullying. In fact, more than likely, it’ll use its Hammer Arm on anyone who preys on the weak, and with its abilities Iron Fist and Mold Breaker, there’s not much that’ll be able to stand against that.

Talonflame, the Deterioration Pokémon

Talonflame is a Fire/Flying type, and the evolved form of Fletchling, which actually explains why the little bird could use Flame Charge. It can fly at 310 MPH and can learn Brave Bird, so I suspect it to be the evolved primary bird of this region, though obviously unique among its predecessors with its Fire typing.

Scatterbug, Spewpa, and Vivillon

Scatterbug, Spewpa, and Vivillon look to be the next generation Caterpie, Metapod, and Butterfree sort of Pokémon, even to the point of having the same typing. However, since this typing and evolution path has been repeated an insane amount, I suspect these three will have something unique to bring to the table. Least they better, anyway.

Noivern, the Sonic Pokémon

Noivern is a Flying/Dragon type (as opposed to a Dragon/Flying type like Dragonite), which I guess is because the emphasis is less on it being a dragon and more on it being able to launch insane sonic-booms. It knows a brand new move called Boomburst, which nails everything on the field with a massive array of sonic-booms. Might wanna be careful with that move in Double or Triple Battles, though.

Clauncher, the Water Gun Pokémon

Clauncher is a Water type that’s exclusive to Pokémon X Version. Its one enlarged claw is used to slam opponents with Crabhammer, or to shoot condensed water so hard that it can crack boulders apart. It can also use Swords Dance to increase its Attack power, making Crabhammer all the more potent a weapon.

Skrelp, the Pseudo Seaweed Pokémon

Skrelp is a Poison/Water type, and is Clauncher’s counterpart from Pokémon Y Version. Also, since it’s the Pseudo Seaweed Pokémon, I imagine that it likely gets into fights with Sudowoodo over who does the best imitations. It pretends to be seaweed, then launches Sludge Bomb at its prey when it swims past. Also, and this is ONLY a rumour, don’t call me out on this if it turns out to be not true, but I hear tell that Fairy type Pokémon MIGHT be weak to Poison type attacks, so Skrelp could be a game changer among Kalos Region Pokémon.

Litleo, a Fire/Normal type Pokémon

Litleo is a Fire/Normal type, and I’m noticing the typing is getting really unique in this Region. But anyway, Litleo looks to be an adorable lion cub (eat your heart out, Simba), and in addition to knowing Flamethrower, it’s confirmed to know a new move called Noble Roar, which brings down the opponent’s Attack and Special Attack.

Flabébé, a Fairy type Pokémon

Flabébé is one of the new Fairy type Pokémon, and holy crap is it ever tiny! It’s 10 centimetres tall and weighs 100 grams. This makes it the smallest and lightest Pokémon EVER. And yet, somehow, this little thing is able to knock-out Dragonite with its Fairy Wind attack. I gotta see this to believe it, because that’s AMAZING. O_O

Honedge, the Sword Pokémon

Honedge is a Steel/Ghost type that is basically a possessed sword. Honestly, looks and fights like something out of Legend of Zelda, which is frigging awesome. Also, I get a good laugh out of the fact that it knows Swords Dance and its ability is No Guard. You might wanna be careful around it, though, since it can use the cloth like an arm and grab hold of unsuspecting victims, draining their energy. Ghosts are kinda creepy like that.

Inkay, the Rotation Pokémon

Inkay and…

Malamar, the Reversal Pokémon

…Malamar are both Dark/Psychic types, despite being squids. They have access to the ability Contrary, which reverses all stat increases and decreases while out on the field, and also know a move called Topsy-Turvy (and yes, I DO have that song from Hunchback playing in my head right now, lol) that also reverses all stat increases and decreases in play at the time. Combine that with the fact that they’re only weak to Bug type attacks, and expect these two to be rather annoying to battle.

Swirlix, the Cotton Candy Pokémon

Swirlix is a Fairy type, exclusive to Pokémon X Version…so I guess since I pre-ordered X, that’s the one I’m stuck with. lol Just kidding, it looks cool enough, and knows a new Fairy type move called Draining Kiss, which saps the health out of opponents.

Spritzee, the Perfume Pokémon

Spritzee is Swirlix’s Fairy type counterpart on Pokémon Y Version. Apparently it can create a unique fragrance that causes anyone who smells it to fall under its spell. It also knows Aromatherapy, making it a good team player.

Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie

So, that’s a LOT of new Pokémon, but there still remains a question regarding this new Region that every Trainer must answer: Who will be your first Pokémon in this new area? Will it be Chespin, the Shelled Chestnut Pokémon, will it be Fennekin, the Fox Pokémon, or will it be Froakie, the Bubble Frog Pokémon? You don’t have much time left to decide, so by all means, vote below who you’ll start the game off with, and I will see y’all the next time a trailer for Pokémon comes out…if I remember. lol Ja né!

How Would I Do A Pokémon Colosseum/XD Game?

Okay, so I was watching the newest part of Chuggaaconroy’s Let’s Play of Pokémon Colosseum yesterday, and I started to get really nostalgic for Colosseum and XD. I always loved how unique those two games were, how they took Pokémon to a darker territory without getting TOO dark, gave us some unique gameplay physics, and a good story with memorable characters. So I got to thinking, how would I do a game like that if I were to make a third entry in that series? So I thought it over, and ultimately, this is what I decided on. This is How I Would Do A Pokémon Colosseum/XD Game.

#1 – More Emphasis on Triple and Rotational Battles

I think I would want the game to utilize Triple and/or Rotational Battles in the same manner that Colosseum and XD utilized Double Battles. I just don’t feel like they were taken advantage of enough in the main series, and this would be a great way for players to experience it. And that leads me into the next thing I’d do…

#2 – Pansear, Pansage, and Panpour as the Starters

I just feel like if this was a Triple/Rotational Battle game, then Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour would work best as the starters. That said, I would make it so that they could learn Grass Pledge, Fire Pledge, and Water Pledge. That way, can see more usage from those moves, and would make the monkeys a bit more unique.

#3 – Have an late-teens main protagonist again

One of the reasons I prefer Colosseum over XD is the design for the main protagonist. Wes is older and a lot more unique looking than pretty much every other main protagonist in Pokémon games, and I just felt it fit the tone more. I’d wanna bring that sort of design back, but also include a female option, because let’s face it, girls play Pokémon too and it’s not fair to lock them down to the male character only.

#4 – The Return of the Shadow Pokémon

Obviously, I’d want to bring back the Shadow Pokémon, though I think I’d want to create a new team of villains, possibly one born of the CIPHER Admins leaving to form their own group (OBVIOUSLY MIROR B., I would never do a game in this series without Miror B.). Also, I think I’d want most of the Shadow Pokémon to be Unova and Hoenn Pokémon, while also taking care to include plenty of uniquely typed Pokémon, and maybe even doing up some new Shadow type attacks. I’d also want to include a Pokémon like Shadow Lugia in that it’s a massively powerful Shadow Pokémon, differently coloured than its normal form, is a Legendary, and can actually be considered horrifying. I’m thinking either Rayquaza or Kyurem.

#5 – Cameos from the new Pokémon in Pokémon X and Y

Well, it’s the next gen coming up, and XD made sure to include cameos by Pokémon in Diamond and Pearl, so why not include cameos by X and Y Pokémon? Maybe even a Triple Battle where you take on the starters as a way of showcasing what they can do.

So that’s all for now. Comment below if there’s anything you’d include, and if I think of anything more or hear good suggestions, I’ll add them to the list. Ja né!