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N. Harmonik’s Blind Reaction To Death Battle: Pokémon vs Digimon (And I’m There Too, lol)

So, I was at N. Harmonik’s place today, so I thought I’d record her blind reaction to the newest Death Battle, Pokémon vs Digimon. First, the analysis…

…And now the fight itself.

…So, with that out of the way, I said in the video that I “did the math” to determine if Mewtwo could beat WarGreymon or not. Strap yourselves in, guys, this is gonna be a long one…lol

If we’re doing this battle by the logic of monsters and their trainers, then we’d have to use Red’s Mewtwo here. In Pokémon Origins Episode 4, Red’s Charizard beat Mewtwo after Mega Evolving, and this was after Mewtwo had used Recover to regain a lot of its health from fighting the rest of Red’s team. Also, comparing base stats, it’s clear that Mewtwo is still slightly superior to Mega Charizard X when at the same level, so for the latter to beat the former even after using Recover, he must’ve been higher than Level 70, the level that Mewtwo is at when you encounter it at Cerulean Cave. But even if he wasn’t then, we know for a fact he became so later. In HeartGold/SoulSilver, Red’s Charizard ranks in at Level 84, and considering that Red had his strongest team with him there and Mewtwo wasn’t on it, clearly his whole team at that point were stronger than Mewtwo at the time. And lastly, if we went by Pokémon mechanics, since WarGreymon wears armour made of Chrome Digizoid, Mewtwo’s Psychic attacks would likely do less damage as it would be akin to him attacking a Steel-type Pokémon.

NOW, with all of that said, Mega Charizard X actually did put up an excellent fight, despite a clear difference in the two’s power levels. The reason for that, though, is Red. Once that element of the fight was taken out of the equation, Charizard was left wide open as we saw. And, with that in mind, we have to look at Red and Tai and compare the two. Red may have been the better tactician, but he’s not used to getting into fights himself. Tai and Matt fought all the time, whereas Red and Blue occasionally got up in each other’s face, maybe even shoved each other a bit, but never an all-out brawl. Also, while Red was fit enough to travel Kanto and make his way to the heart of Mt. Silver, Tai’s dealt with comparable traveling situations while traversing a large portion of the Digital World, which is supposedly the same size as Earth.

*sighs hard* Anyway, that’s all I wanted to say. Hope you enjoyed, and lemme know if you’d like to continue to see our blind reactions to stuff like Death Battle. Also, feel free to check out the music from the Death Battle below. Ja né!

Next Time On Death Battle!

Time for the ultimate childhood clash: Pokémon vs Digimon!

As you know, Mega Charizard X vs WarGreymon was a Death Battle I wanted to see in the future, and based on this trailer, it looks like we may see just that in the end. Combined with the fact that Red and Tai are involved in this battle, meaning that they have access to all Trainer/Tamer influence (additional training, strategy, etc.), and this could get crazy. In fact, the battle itself may only be where things START to get crazy, since part of me totally expects the fan reactions to be something akin to those for Goku vs Superman, no matter who wins this battle.

Anyway, be sure to check the battle out when it’s released next week. And, if you wanna see what happened the last time Charizard entered a Death Battle, check out the Pokémon Battle Royale…

Also, if you wanna see when Pokémon and Digimon battled before on ScrewAttack, check out the One Minute Melee between Lucario and Renamon.

Lastly, be sure to check out Todd Haberkorn, Xander Mobus, and Nathan Sharp. Ja né!

Digimon Questionnaire: Who Would Be Your Partner?

So, to finish up my current Digimon kick, I thought I’d ask everyone who reads my articles the obvious question: Who would your partner Digimon be? You can also add information, like what its various forms would be, what kind of Digivice you’d use, and so on. And if you need help, you can go on Wikimon, they have every Digimon and who they can Digivolve to and from (though for English fans, you might wanna know ahead of time that each Digimon is listed primarily by their Japanese names, but you can still find them by their English names just fine). For example, let’s say I chose Agumon as my partner. His forms would probably be as follows:

Baby – Botamon
In-Training – Koromon
Rookie – Agumon
Champion – Greymon
Ultimate – RizeGreymon
Mega – VictoryGreymon

…Or, let’s say I picked Veemon. Then it’d probably go like this:

Baby – Chibomon
In-Training – DemiVeemon
Rookie – Veemon
Champion – Veedramon
Ultimate – AeroVeedramon
Mega – UlforceVeedramon

But let’s say you wanted something a bit more unconventional. You could say something like this:

Baby – Jyarimon
In-Training – Gigimon
Rookie – Hagurumon
Champion – Omekamon
Ultimate – SuperStarmon
Mega – Justimon

Anyway, that’s all you gotta do. Lemme know who you’d choose in the comments below. I can’t wait to see who you guys pick. Ja né!

Jyger’s Favourite 5 – 5 Favourite Champion-Level Digimon + Thoughts On Digimon Fusion Thus Far

Before I begin, I thought I’d share my early thoughts on Digimon Fusion, as I didn’t get much of a chance to watch it in the original Japanese. I can sum up my thoughts thus far in two words: It’s good. Not great, not bad, good. And frankly, that’s all I really ask for. It does not need to be amazing. If it’s a good season, then I will enjoy it. And there is a lot to enjoy here. It’s a fresh new take on a lot of the concepts for Digimon, and the dub has a lot of classic voice actors back for another go. Yeah, there’s stuff like bad jokes that I’m sure were added for the dub, and a few name changes, but that’s been here since the beginning, and it’s not the worst I’ve seen out of this series by far. There is one thing about the show that kind of irritates me, though, and it’s actually ironic when you consider the top for this and the past two Favourite 5’s, but Digivolution levels are all but completely ignored, as we see the group take on a heard of Mammothmon in the first episode. And I know it’s not the first time they’ve done something like this, but guess what? It bothered me then too, so don’t think that earlier seasons are getting any kind of special treatment. Otherwise, though, no major complaints.

So, with that outta the way, let’s take a look at my 5 Favourite Champion-Level Digimon. And considering the pattern I’ve gone on with the last two, I think you can tell who is first up…

Agumon Shinka!Greymon!

This was actually a really hard choice, as I like Greymon and GeoGreymon a LOT. Heck, I even kinda like the new one in Fusion. But, while I believe GeoGreymon is the most powerful Champion-level of the Greymon family…Yeah, I gotta give the nod to Greymon. He’s just got the more ageless design of the bunch. Plus, tell me you don’t immediately hear Brave Heart in your head when you look at this guy. lol Anyway, Greymon’s finishing blow is a giant fireball he wheezes out of his mouth called the Nova Blast.

Veemon Shinka!Veedramon!

Seriously, WHY??? Why not the Veedramon line for the show instead of ExVeemon and its evolutions? Did you just want to keep it different from the manga? ‘Cuz I got news for ya: Different is not inherently better, not everybody read the manga, and the ones that did spent most of the time watching Veemon’s evolutions and going “Why isn’t Veedramon here?!” Anyway, Veedramon is a hell of a hard-hitter, able to stand up against Ultimate-level Digimon at times, and finishes opponents off with the V-Nova Blast, which is a large blue flame in the form of a V-shaped arrow.

Salamon Shinka!Gatomon!

Okay, I want every single woman reading this that watched this show back in the day to be honest with yourselves: You wanted a Gatomon as a kid. XD And I don’t blame you! She’s so cute and adorable, but she’s a Champion-level, so she can hold her own against Greymon. So, opponents best not take her lightly. Best case scenario, she’ll knock you out with her Lightning Paw. Worst case scenario, she’ll brainwash you with Cat’s Eye Hypnotism.

Gotsumon Shinka!Monochromon!

I remember being a kid and wishing Monochromon were a Chosen Child’s Digimon. So, of all the ups and downs of Adventure 02, I at least got to see just that, as a little girl in Mexico was teamed with a Gostumon who Digivolved into Monochromon…Speaking of which, now that they’re going back and retelling the old series in RPG format, they need to do a game for Adventure 02 where you create a character that was involved in the battles near the end when the Digimon kept coming through to our world. That’d be AWESOME… … … …Oh yeah, and Monochromon’s finisher is the Volcanic Strike, a series of fireballs that blast targets to bits, and that’s if they’re lucky when they get hit.

Gabumon Shinka!Garurumon!

Like with Greymon, I wanted both this and Gaogamon on the list, but when I think of which one I’d rather ride into battle, it’s Garurumon, hands down (Man, I’m nerding out a LOT in this article, lol). He’s just a lot swifter and ferocious-looking, not to mention that when he fights in the water, he’s essentially a torpedo. Its final attack is the Howling Blaster, where Garurumon breathes out blue flames, which, for anyone that doesn’t know this, burns MUCH hotter than red flames. How much more? Red flames will burn your body. Blue flames will outright melt or incinerate it. Get the idea? Good. Moral of the story: DO NOT FUCK WITH GARURUMON.

Anyway, that’s it for this Favourite 5. Next time, the D.N.A. reaches Full Charge as we Digivolve into Ultimate! Ja né!