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!
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.
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…
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.
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.
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
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…
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
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
So, there’s been a few new Pokémon unveiled, so let’s take a look at ’em!
Doublade is the evolved form of Honedge, and was actually shown off a little while ago, but I was waiting for more new Pokémon to appear. It follows the tradition set by Pokémon like Magnemite, wherein its evolved form is actually multiples of itself, which I’m actually fine with, seeing as how Doublade can dual wield with itself. lol Also, much bigger news concerning it, Doublade can learn Sacred Sword, a Fighting-type move that was once only known by the four Unova Legendary Pokémon, the Swords of Justice.
Slurpuff is the evolved form of Swirlix, and…
Aromatisse is the evolved form of Spritzee. Both are Fairy-type, and both are version exclusives (Slurpuff to X, Aromatisse to Y), and both look WEIRD. They aren’t bad designs, mind you, just weird. Still, their Fairy-type will give them a huge edge against a lot of Dragons…though not the next new Pokémon on this list. 🙂
Yep, they did it again: Mega Charizard X, which made its début as Red‘s Pokémon in Pokémon Origins. And yes, Charizard fans may rejoice, Mega Charizard X is a Fire/Dragon-type! Also, it has the Ability Tough Claws, which increases the damage done by physical attacks. I’m actually noticing a theme with the version exclusive Mega Evolutions: The X Mega Evolutions are more focused on physical attacks, and the Y Mega Evolutions are more focused on special attacks. And with both Charizard and Mewtwo having two separate Mega Evolutions, one has to wonder if more Pokémon will have version exclusive Mega Evolutions. Heck, maybe they all will. It would certainly give more reason to get one version over the other, or to grab both so you can get access to both forms.
So, that’s all the new Pokémon officially unveiled. That said, it HAS come to my attention that some copies of Pokémon X & Y have been leaked early. In the interest of fair play with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, I will NOT be referring to any information leaked early on this blog. If something is officially revealed by either of those two, or information is given out on Bulbapedia or Serebii.net, I will discuss those, but NOTHING ELSE. What I WILL say is that, if certain rumours I’ve heard about the final evolutions of Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie are true, then they have made me VERY happy. ^_^
Anyway, lemme know in the comments section below what you think of these new Pokémon, if you think more Pokémon will be getting version exclusive Mega Evolutions, and what you thought of Pokémon Origins. Ja né!
- Bathe In The Blue Flames Of Mega Charizard X (kotaku.com)
- Doublade Revealed As Honedge’s Evolution In Pokemon X & Y (mwoehling.wordpress.com)
- Pokemon X and Y (322745blog.wordpress.com)
- PokeWeekly by Will N. Dowd (amandalittle656.wordpress.com)
- Surprise! Charizard has two Mega Evolutions in Pokémon X and Y (venturebeat.com)
- Don’t go, Pikachu! Pokemon-themed jumbo jet takes its final flight (en.rocketnews24.com)
- Pokémon XY Anime Promo Reveals New Characters (bagogames.com)
- Pokémon: The Origin – A Missed Opportunity? (bagogames.com)
- ‘Pocket Monsters: The Origin’ anime TV special takes Pokemon back to basics (joystiq.com)
- Nintendo releases ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All’ remix music video for Pokémon (venturebeat.com)