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Title: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 26 March 2015, 17:16:45
Yeah, talk about the Pokémon games, anime, etc. in this thread. :)


Spoilers, related to the most recent Japanese episode:
Spoiler: XY series (hover to show)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Shane on 26 March 2015, 19:24:21
I wish I had a Pikachu that could use any Ice and Electric-type moves and was Electric/Ice type.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 27 March 2015, 08:54:14
How did I know you were going to post that? :-[
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Alexis on 27 March 2015, 22:29:48
It's Shane, remember. :P
His favorite types are Ice and Electric.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Sonja on 24 April 2015, 00:04:55
Shane posted it the other day at the Vresun: Ciraian Ruins forums.

Here (http://vresunciraianruins.proboards.com/post/29701/thread) is its source; the forums' BBCodes work differently and weirdly.

So anyway, a Pokémon of all 18 types?

Talk about over-powered. :o
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 03 May 2015, 16:22:48
Spoilers for XY:
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: alfasketer on 03 May 2015, 18:53:35
Well, I haven't expected more from a VG adaptation. The best one should allways show near the end. And if the end is a couple episodes away, well that happens.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Dianke on 29 May 2015, 19:27:19
Anime - XY spoilers.
Spoiler (hover to show)


Games - Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon has been announced. It will be for the 3DS, but not much is known about it.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Alexis on 13 June 2015, 22:17:33
Is there any advantages whatsoever to switch Goodra for Noibat?



Also, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will have Mega Evolutions and Hoopa Unbound, and apparently a quiz is used to decide what Pokémon you and your partner are.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Shane on 14 June 2015, 18:09:02
Different movesets and abilities, as well as typing. Goodra's Dragon-type while Noibat is Flying/Dragon-type.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 16 July 2015, 19:15:48
Poll added just to see how many members here are fans and how many aren't fans.



(I think there's one or two forum members who aren't fans, but I'm not certain.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: alfasketer on 18 July 2015, 12:27:37
So far I'm the only non-fan. Damn'it.
I have played Emerald and I have watched some of the anime (Diamond and Pearl in particular, but it was so long ago I barely remember anything) It was fun but I never got much into the whole league, elites and so one and so forth. (Because my whole neighborhood were Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. We are still playing late at night.) And seeing the many Threads which I don't understand makes me even more confused. :/
I'll try to get into it. Eventually.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Charlotte on 18 July 2015, 17:06:56
Alexis only became a fan last year, so far I know.

The very first video game I've played was a fan game, and I liked it, so then I tried the main series games (via emulator). Liked it less, until Pokémon Black 2/White 2 which had awesomeness in it in the form of the PWT. Gym Leaders and Champions from past main series games could be challenged there, though that's in the post-game.

It's because of Pokémon that I wish there was a game where all the Yu-Gi-Oh! characters from all the series (original, GX, etc.) could meet up and duel each other, as a tournament. Who wouldn't want to see Yugi versus Yusei or Jack versus Joey versus Jaden or Kite versus Kaiba?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Shane on 18 July 2015, 21:49:47
... to be honest, I want Yugi to battle against Ash.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 19 July 2015, 02:13:08
The first game I ever played was Leaf Green. Then after that, I got myself a copy of Sapphire, along with my friend who got Ruby and already owned Fire Red. We did a lot of trading. Then I got Diamond and he got Pearl. Again, I got Soul Silver and he got Heart Gold. Finally, He got White 1 and Black 2 and I got Black 1 and White 2. Once we had all Pokemon (save for the Events) he got Emerald and I got Platinum and we played through those for a while. We used a few cheats to get event pokemon becasue there's not other way to get them.



Also everything was on Emulators.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Caitlin on 19 July 2015, 12:28:13
Who voted "maybe"? :o
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Shane on 19 July 2015, 22:49:52
Um. That was me.
Title: Re: Pokémon Gen VII
Post by: Caitlin on 24 February 2016, 10:46:12
So, Magearna is a thing now...

I bet it has Steel as a type, being affiliated with gears and such. And it's an ARTIFICIAL Pokémon! So, what's gonna be the new games, "Plus & Minus"? "Nature" and "Steel"? "Gear" and "Steam"?

... "Lunar", "Solar" & "Astral"?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 29 February 2016, 21:51:32
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon confirmed for Generation VII :3

They also get Chinese, and can communicate with the gen I Virtual Console release, too~

Luna, are you a Pokémon, then? :3

... Magearna sounds like a robot :(
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 12 April 2016, 14:16:34
I knew Magearna would be Steel and Fairy-type :3

Thus, that makes it Rita and Luna-type :3

Mawile, Klefki, Magearna...

I want flower dragons~ :3
And phoenix flowers~ :3
And phoenix flower dragons :3
Title: Re: Pokémon AlphaSkater and OmegaSurfer :3
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 12 April 2016, 14:18:53
Incidentally, Caitlin was CLOSE ("Lunar & Solar"). :o
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 15 April 2016, 16:13:56
Well, Ellen thinks Shane'd want Moon, due to him preferring night (apparently).

I prefer the sunset, tbh; sunsets are BEAUTIFUL. Plus it... reminds me of my big sister... alas, she died with my parents, my brother Seth, and my sister Elaine.

My youngest sister, Hinata... the lone survivor of that damn accident... and only a scar over her left eye. She got lucky.

Sorry, crying right now :'(
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ellen on 28 April 2016, 23:26:45
Shane and I... we're both night-people, so we'd pick Moon :)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Gardevoir Girl on 29 April 2016, 13:41:58
Moon is what I would have chosen, too.

But it depends on the Legendaries, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 02 May 2016, 13:33:50
Well, hopefully we'll learn about more <NEW REGION> Pokémon, right?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Jessica on 06 May 2016, 11:28:01
The first news for Pokémon Sun & Moon will come on 10 May 2016 at 21:00 (JST).

So, what, the fact that there is going to be a Pokémon Sun & Moon isn't the first news?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 10 May 2016, 06:33:38
Around 12 PM in the UK, and thus 2 PM in SA, if I'm not mistaken?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 10 May 2016, 12:35:02
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKT4DDKYCcA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKT4DDKYCcA)

The official starters of the Alola region.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Lunaris on 10 May 2016, 13:25:19
Aloha, Alola. :P



So, we've got a Grass-type owl (probably also Flying-type), a Fire-type kitten, and a Water-type sea lion.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Lilith on 11 June 2016, 10:25:50
New Pokémon:

Nekkoala (English name TBA), the Half Awake Pokémon.
It is Normal-type and has the ability Definite Sleep, making it immune to all status effects except sleep.

Iwanko (English name TBA), the Puppy Pokémon.
It is Rock-type and may have either Keen Eye or Vital Spirit (so far as is known).

CoroCoro apparently hints that Rowlet, Litten, Popplio and Iwanko all hide a secret… might this be Mega Evolutions when they are fully evolved? Or alternate forms?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 11 June 2016, 16:21:54
The Puppy Pokémon's secret is that it's a Rock-type. It doesn't look like a Rock-type...
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Lilith on 11 June 2016, 17:12:48
Video (https://youtu.be/nDTKAX-UcQs)

Zygarde indeed can use Thousand Arrows and Thousand Waves (at least in 10% Forme). In 10% Forme, its ability, Swarm Change, changes its form in a pinch (probably at 1/3 HP, since other abilities known to activate "in a pinch" are like that).

"Core Enforcer" is one of Complete Zygarde's moves.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 14 June 2016, 14:28:14
Aside from Pokédex Forme Rotom, does anyone want Rotom to have more forms? (Would make for some more unique type combos, I guess.)



Plus apparently the Alola region has some alchemy theme?

Litten apparently has the alchemy symbol for brimstone.

By the way - it makes sense for Solgaleo's Steel type: the sun's core is composed of iron.
Plus alchemy is the science of purifying metal - and the main symbol of alchemy's apparently a lion that bites into the sun.
Solgaleo has been described as a "sun-devouring beast".
Plus steel apparently reflects sunlight but I dunno.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 14 June 2016, 17:18:09
More news, yay!

Soul Heart's effect: it raises Magearna’s Special Attack by 1 each time another Pokémon faints.

Ledyba is #020 in the Alola region Pokédex and can be found in route 1.

New ability called Stakeout: the Pokémon’s moves can deal twice the normal damage to Pokémon that switch in or enters the field mid-battle.


And new Pokémon:
- Grubbin, a Bug-type with Swarm
- Pikipek, a Normal/Flying type with Keen Eye or Skill Link
- Yungoos, a Normal-type with Stakeout or Strong Jaw

VIDEO TIME! (https://youtu.be/9Ojd6FzTaEM)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 15 June 2016, 11:07:32
We already got a glimpse of Pikipek on the very first announcement trailer where the developers could be seen working on its 3D module.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ariana on 21 June 2016, 10:36:56
If Glomp was a move, would it work like Hi-Jump Kick? And would it be Normal or Fairy-type?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 28 June 2016, 16:20:54
Fairy-type, definitely. After all, the two kissing-related moves (and a few new ones) were retconned into being Fairy-typed.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 30 June 2016, 11:02:25
Yet there is still no Light or Sound types. The number of Normal moves that are Sound-based is enough for it's own typing.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Gardevoir Girl on 30 June 2016, 14:01:21
Video (https://youtu.be/NTt65qAkR84)

KarjamP probably already knows about the new Pokémon, though? (Or not. That is as much of a mystery as mystery gifts are. And yes, I had to make a joke.)

We get Electric/Fairy, Bug/Electric, Bug/Electric, Normal/Dragon, Water/Psychic, Bug/Fairy and Electric/Steel Pokémon now. They were leaked ahead of time though; I'm guessing they are to be announced tomorrow?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Gardevoir Girl on 30 June 2016, 15:55:35
Okay.

Grubbin evolves into the Bug/Electric-type Charjabug ("charger bug"?), which evolves into Vikavolt. Their abilities are unknown (but Grubbin has Swarm). So, they share the Joltik line's typing, as many have theorized.

Drampa is Normal/Dragon-type, with Frenzy (increasing the Special Attack under a mysterious condition). That's one unique typing there.

Bruxish is Water/Psychic-type with Dazzle (priority moves won't work, so forget about moves like Quick Attack). That's Slowpoke's type, and its evolutions' type, if I am not mistaken?

Cutiefly is Bug/Fairy-type. Another unique typing.

Togedemaru is an Electric/Steel-type hedgehog Pokémon with Lightning Rod. That's Magnemite's typing.

Tapu Koko is another Electric/Fairy-type Pokémon, and another Pokémon with a space in its name (the Mime Pokémon being two others). Its ability, Elekimaker, activates Electric Terrain when sent out - hence, I believe other Pokémon may have other "auto-Terrain" abilities. It can learn the new "Nature Fury" move, though what the English name of that move is, has yet to be announced.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ariana on 01 July 2016, 09:30:28
I want Celebration to be an ability :))

Though it'll work differently in the main series games than in Pokémon Conquest, right? Right? ;D

Isn't there some announcement today?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ariana on 01 July 2016, 14:54:35
So apparently I'm not allowed to post without everything getting deleted? >:(

Anyway, Iwanko and Nekkoala have their English names released as well.

(I am not wasting another hour trying to make my post just to get it deleted again.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 01 July 2016, 15:14:51
A Hedgehog Pokémon that's part electric-type? I now know what Pokémon Sonic would be...

(Incidentally, said Hedgehog Pokémon seems to be the region's resident electric rodent, just like how Plusle, Minum, Pachirisu, Emolga and Dedenne are as well.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 01 July 2016, 15:18:11
Also, it appears that it may be possible to use the Zygarde Core separately from its main forms as well, or at least obtain it in some form. A Zygarde Cell was also depicted, but I doubt it would be usable as a separate Pokémon since canonically, it's not a Pokémon by itself.

Hmm, I wonder how the games would handle that...
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Charlotte on 01 July 2016, 16:24:36
oh hai richard


I hear Core Enforcer can remove abilities of foes hit with it, if they moved before the move was used?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 02 July 2016, 11:48:03
I have a hunch the Zygarde Cores and Zygarde Cells will be handled in-game as a sort of key items that you can apply to Zygarde in order to change its forms.

Incidentally, official information reveals the 50% serpentine form introduced within the sixth generation is what its true form happens to be.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Gardevoir Girl on 06 July 2016, 09:53:03
South Africa really likes skipping seasons of the anime. (Last week: episode 49 of the Kalos region. Yesterday: episode 94 of the Kalos region. I was discombobulated.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Yandere Dhampyr on 07 July 2016, 12:50:05
https://youtu.be/LJ2sin-c3Kk

Nothing new, really; all we have a Poison and Fire-type Pokémon who can poison Steel and Poison-types due to its ability and--

I'm sorry WHAT

This is entirely unexpected.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Malice on 09 July 2016, 15:50:17
We will get more news around the 16th of July: 15 July's CoroCoro and 17 July's Pokénchi. (So, it is around 16 July.)

So, next week is news week.



And somehow a rumor came to be that the players will have to form a Pokémon League, and that there are no Gyms or Elite 4 in Alola? (How do people come to that conclusion? :o )
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ginevra on 11 July 2016, 14:24:13
And somehow a rumor came to be that the players will have to form a Pokémon League, and that there are no Gyms or Elite 4 in Alola? (How do people come to that conclusion? :o )
Well, there's rumors that Rockruff will evolve into a werewolf as well.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kim Tyranto on 12 July 2016, 14:52:30
Kiteruguma (Normal/Fighting) and Mimikkyu (Ghost/Fairy).

Bloom calls Kiteruguma "Monokuma".
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 12 July 2016, 15:46:57
Well, there's rumors that Rockruff will evolve into a werewolf as well.

And a Rockin' werewolf at that.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Hinata on 19 July 2016, 13:08:59
https://youtu.be/vKosBJ1Uko0

Quote from: Serebii
Some new Pokémon have been revealed: Wimpod which is Bug/Water with the ability Wimp Out which when this Pokémon’s HP drops below half in battle, it will run away or swap out for another Pokémon., Bounsweet which is Grass with Leaf Guard & Oblivous, Comfey, Fairy-type with Flower Veil and Triage, which makes restorative moves gain the highest priority in battle., Mudsdale which is Ground with the abilities Own Tempo & Stamina which increases the Pokémon’s Defense goes up by 1 when it’s hit by an attack.. Mimkyu keeps its Japanese name and its ability Disguise which allows it to escape damage from an enemy’s attack just one time, and then its appearance changes.. The bear Pokémon is called Bewear. Its ability Fluffy halves the damage taken from attacks that make direct contact, but in return it also doubles the damage taken from Fire-type moves.
You can also host your own competitions on the Pokémon Global Link
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Shane on 19 July 2016, 15:44:19
And then there's this Hyper Training thing, which some say is related to IV.

So, that should be interesting.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 19 July 2016, 17:49:05
I have a hunch Hyper Training is just an evolution of the Super Training found with sixth gen games.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Shane on 19 July 2016, 18:03:45
I have a hunch Hyper Training is just an evolution of the Super Training found with sixth gen games.
I see what you did there.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 20 July 2016, 04:24:37
I see what you did there.
But did you smell what he did there?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 20 July 2016, 09:11:45
I see what you did there.
Not intentional.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Electra on 20 July 2016, 10:35:57
Going by two images on this page (http://www.serebii.net/sunmoon/hypertraining.shtml)…

Is it just me or are the ID numbers now 6 digits? :o
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Dianke on 22 July 2016, 11:36:01
The numbers start with a 7, too. I thought that it could not go beyond 60000-something?


On a side note, MIMIKYU IS SO CUTE AND IT IS GHOST/FAIRY AND I JUST WANT ONE *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 22 July 2016, 19:15:50
If it couldn't, that would limit how much trainer ID's programmed into the games. Millions of people play the games, and there are only a certain amount of ID's available...
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 22 July 2016, 19:17:11
And apparently, Mimikyu's succeeding in its goal of wanting to be as likeable as Pikachu...
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 22 July 2016, 23:50:08
I like flower dragons more :<

But at least Mimikyu put a smile on Dianke's face :3
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Rosalind on 01 August 2016, 07:57:48
Well, this thread will receive its next post later today. (Especially if it's for the news of today that will be released at 10 PM in Japan. Why so late for them though?)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 01 August 2016, 13:25:44
Blah (https://youtu.be/3AZHowhxM0U)

Ice-type Vulpix confirmed.
Ice/Steel-type Sandshrew confirmed.

Wake me up when the rioting stops… I think some people are going to riot over this.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 01 August 2016, 17:53:46
We're not Twitch Plays Pokémon, you know.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 01 August 2016, 18:54:54
Seriously, some people are furious about the variant Pokémon (Ice Vulpix, Ice/Fairy Ninetales, Ice/Steel Sandshrew and Sandslash, Grass/Dragon Exeggutor).

* yawn *

Not everyone can be pleased, of course... even a master chef gets criticized on their food.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Shane on 02 August 2016, 11:58:26
Wait

WHAT

They're doing away with Gyms and Elite Four?

WHAT THE ABSOLUTE--

* reads through everything five times, for quintessential reasons *



This is not what I had expected. Not at all.

First things first. You know how I don't like Fire-type Pokémon (except Litten because the other starters don't look cool for me)?

… Vulpix might be the second, only due to its Alolan counterpart being Ice-type (which everyone by now should know is my favorite type).

Riding on Pokémon… will this replace HMs, or will those still exist?

Alolan Sandslash… some members' Mega Lucario say hi. Along with tons of other Fighting-type Pokémon. * Aura Sphere'd *

Solar Blade sounds like a physical Solar Beam… we've needed something like that, didn't we?

Ice-type Vulpix is now one of my favorite Pokémon~

It doesn't look like Mega Evolution or Primal Reversion is removed (why introduce it just to remove it?), though it's odd there's no mention about it. Maybe it's post-game only now?

These Z-Moves… it seems they're single-use only?

Rayquaza doesn't need a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve. As such, it can hold a Z-Crystal. You can guess where I'm going with this, right?

In case I didn't say it before, Ice-type Vulpix is one of my favorite Pokémon now.



Anyway, Game Freak is doing a lot of things nobody tends to expect this time around.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 02 August 2016, 21:36:49
I have a hunch that "riding Pokémon" is the successor to the concept of souring in the Hoenn skies with Latias or Latios.

(And we mustn't jump to conclusions about them disregarding the traditional league. I say this because we don't have enough information to say otherwise. Fun fact: I'm also concerned about them doing away with something, namely the entire concept of Mega Evolutions in favour of a "limit break"-like system, but I'm not taking that as the conplete fact until revealed otherwise.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 03 August 2016, 08:53:20
* yawn *
My sister Shannon thinks all these new-fangled stuff might have to do with the director?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Shane on 03 August 2016, 10:18:30
12 August 2016: more news, wow.

Anyway, a wall of text.

(And we mustn't jump to conclusions about them disregarding the traditional league. I say this because we don't have enough information to say otherwise. Fun fact: I'm also concerned about them doing away with something, namely the entire concept of Mega Evolutions in favour of a "limit break"-like system, but I'm not taking that as the conplete fact until revealed otherwise.)
I'm not jumping to conclusions. :P
In fact, the last time I jumped was… sometime last month, when I casually jumped out of a window. (And entered Ellen's house again through the front door. Even I don't know why. At least it was on the ground floor.)

Seriously, though…
It would be interesting to see a Generation where the main region (Alola, in this case) doesn't have the traditional Pokémon League of 8 Gyms and Elite 4 and Champions… though, that has yet to be confirmed. Speculation is normal, correct?
Though, normally at least one Gym Leader or Champion would've been announced by now… so I'm in two minds here. One half thinking there's no Gyms/E4/Champion, and the other half thinking there is.
Well. Guess all that can be done is… wait.

The Island Challenge Trials… apparently there's seven of them (according to some people, at least), though these don't seem to involve battling.



With all that said!

Apparently there were some leaks about stuff like the Starter Pokémon's last evolved forms (Rowlet becoming an archer, Litten being some kind of wrestler, and Popplio being a siren), which most are considering to be fake… this was several months prior to the reveal of one of the captains, Mallow.

However, said leak had Ash and Pikachu (from the anime?) and someone who apparently looks like Mallow. This, of course, has resulted in people thinking that the leaks are entirely true now. Some people also believe that the goal is for the player to establish a Pokémon League.
That would be interesting, but it's probably fake; back in 2013 there were fake leaks about an evolution for Jynx, after all.

Some people even say that Rockruff has multiple evolutions where you leave it at a cliff on an island at dusk, and return the next morning, it will evolve (its evolution apparently depending by island). And that Rockruff having branch evolutions is the "secret" it shares with the Starters (i.e. they say the Starters also have branch evolutions).
Except… where does it say that it shares a secret with the Starters of Alola? All I could find is that Rockruff hides a secret.

And there are people who believe that Oricorio is a hint as to the other Alola Guardian Deity Pokémon's types. Oricorio has four forms confirmed thus far.
Baile Style Oricorio is Fire/Flying-type.
Pom-Pom Style Oricorio is Electric/Flying-type.
Pa'u Style Oricorio is Psychic/Flying-type.
Sensu Style Oricorio is Ghost/Flying-type.

The Land Spirit Pokémon, Tapu Koko, is Electric/Fairy-type (like Dedenne), thus sharing a primary type with Pom-Pom Style Oricorio.

Coincidence? I think so.

All those leaks?
Unless it's from an official source like Nintendo or Game Freak or CoroCoro, or from the games itself which I can't play for obvious reasons, I refuse to believe it, honestly…

(Though, back in 2013, I didn't believe that Aegislash was the evolved form of Doublade until after the official release of Pokémon X and Y, so… did I mention that Ice-type Vulpix is adorable and I wish I had one despite my fear of canines - assuming foxes are canines - and that I still want a canon Electric/Ice Pikachu that can use any Ice and Electric-type move (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_gag)?)

* yawn *
My sister Shannon thinks all these new-fangled stuff might have to do with the director?
Huh?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 03 August 2016, 16:11:27
We must take all rumors with a pinch of salt. After all, they could be false. How much people who believe them never matters in this regard.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ellen on 09 August 2016, 07:18:07
Shane… linking to the Running Gag article on Wikipedia, are you? :P

So, we get news.

Starting in 15 September 2016's CoroCoro Comics, there's going to be a Pokémon Sun and Moon manga, featuring a new trainer and his partner Rockruff as they travel through the Alola Region.

We also, as usual, get more Alola news thanks to CoroCoro.

There is a Ghost/Ground-type duo: Sunabaa and Shirodesuna. They are sandcastles, apparently, and might be related.
Bewear has a pre-evolution form, Nuikoguma. It remains Normal/Fighting-type.
There's a fish Pokémon, Yowashi - it seems to be able to change into a larger form.
Alolan Meowth is confirmed, and will be Dark-type. It developed after being bred by Alola's royal family :o
Alolan Marowak, too, is confirmed; it's a Fire/Ghost-type. In response to its natural predators, Alolan Marowak developed to resist them.

The villainous team is named Team Skull (not to be confused with the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon team :P ). The boss is named Guzuma, while the girl is named Burumeri.

Alright who thought Alolan Marowak was going to be a thing?
* raises hand *
Except… I did not see that Ghost-typing coming. :o
So now we know Kiawe's Pokémon is likely to be Fire/Ghost Marowak.

Alola having a royal family makes sense, for a region based on Hawaii.
I mean, didn't Hawaii have a King Kamehameha fellow?
Now… wonder who's the Alolan king?

And I think Bewear and Pangoro's lines might be version-exclusives this Gen. (Pangoro line appearing in one game, Bewear line in the other.)

The issue of next month confirms that it will have a poster with Rockruff's "secret evolution".
I bet it's going to be a branched evolution that depends on island.

(If I'm actually correct… who knows what might happen.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Dianke on 09 August 2016, 19:41:53
Team Skull does not look very impressive… of course, looks are not everything.

Alolan Meowth looks rather smug. And grey. Guess we will get a Dark-type Persian.

Alolan Marowak looks epic. We will likely get a Fire-type Cubone. Maybe even with a Ghost-type.

Pokémon evolving is more like metamorphosis than actual evolution - which these Alolan variants appear to be. Actual evolution.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 10 August 2016, 07:13:11
Actually glad that Meowth gets to be Dark-type - other than Gyarados' Mega Evolution, none of the other first-gen Pokémon received the honor of being retconned into Dark-types.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Eleanor on 10 August 2016, 07:22:19
Actually glad that Meowth gets to be Dark-type - other than Gyarados' Mega Evolution, none of the other first-gen Pokémon received the honor of being retconned into Dark-types.
Currently, this means the only Generation I Pokémon to be Dark-type (canonically) are Alolan Meowth and Mega Gyarados.
However, if other Mega Evolutions or Alolan forms are introduced this Generation, they may possibly also be Dark-type, or one of the other seventeen types.

There is another Pokémon: called Namakobushi. It is said that it is able to send its insides out from its mouth and use as a fist… :o

Nuikoguma is very popular among women and children, and tops the lists of Pokémon people want to meet. It hates being touched and will kick and struggle to resist. It's very powerful, but once it evolves into Bewear it truly gains herculean strength.

Sunabaa is a grudge that dwells inside a pile of sand turned into a Pokemon. Truly, a terrifying creature...
Shirodesuna steals the life force from other Pokemon. Those Pokemon's grudges turn into a new Sunabaa.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Shane on 16 August 2016, 16:38:04
We might get more news on Thursday.

I say "might" because it might either be new, or it might be stuff we already know.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 18 August 2016, 11:59:17
The results of the Kalos League in the anime…

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Lilith on 21 August 2016, 18:29:00
The results of the league overshadowed the Fire/Dragon-type revealed then.


So what is BT Games? (Apparently they are related to a Level 100 Arceus distribution in South Africa, ending Wednesday.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 21 August 2016, 20:50:13
A chain of stores dedicated towards the sale of video games. Kinda like the South African equivalent to certain stores internationally.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 21 August 2016, 20:59:34
A Meowth with Happy Day. Hmm... (Now just need to teach it Pay Day and I'm off set.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Lilith on 21 August 2016, 21:29:37
Meowth, that's right :3
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 06 September 2016, 17:57:09
News.

Type: Null is a Normal-type.

There are also Ultra Beasts, Alolan Rattata/Raticate (Dark/Normal)…
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 07 September 2016, 01:22:42
And suddenly, we're playing Digimon
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 08 September 2016, 19:46:08
And Professor Oak's cousin, who happens to be colored.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 09 September 2016, 08:45:43
And is *yawn* named Samson.

And more news coming 14 September…

And people thinking UB-01 is Lillie.

And people thinking the Aether Foundation are the real villainous team.

And lots more speculation and stuff.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 10 September 2016, 00:44:55
And lots more speculation and stuff.
(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/210/119/9b3.png)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Lucia on 10 September 2016, 20:02:08
żEs una especie de juego de foro? Esto parece interesante, Le deseo la mejor de las suertes en desarrollo esto!
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 10 September 2016, 20:38:10
English.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 10 September 2016, 20:47:15
żEs una especie de juego de foro? Esto parece interesante, Le deseo la mejor de las suertes en desarrollo esto!
Google Translate says:
Quote from: Google Translate
Is a kind of game board? This seems interesting, I wish you the best of luck developing this!
I don't follow.
*yawn*

But going by that last part. We are not the developers of Pokémon.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 11 September 2016, 10:41:43
The anime's Team Flare arc ends next week :3
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 11 September 2016, 13:47:19
English.
Geez Karjam, you're such a racist sexist homophobe and you need to check your vehicle privileges #TRIGGERED
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 11 September 2016, 17:51:04
I don't even have a driver's license, Kushagra. (And I don't want to get one.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 12 September 2016, 04:31:35
I don't even have a driver's license, Kushagra. (And I don't want to get one.)

[The Joke] ----------------------------->


                       [Your head]
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Blaire-Anne on 12 September 2016, 13:43:40
* hops onto thread *

Looks like Ash will be going to Alola, but to go to school. Team Rocket follows him there.

This looks odd. (http://www.serebii.net/corocoro10165.jpg)

Rockruff's evolution is Lugarugan (Rugarugan?). It has a Midday Form and a Midnight Form.

UB02-Expansion appears in Sun, and UB02-Beauty appears in Moon.

UB01 may have a subtitle.

CoroCoro of November 2016 will have more on the Type: Null thing. And there's more to it than anyone thought.



We need more bunnies in Alola though.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Blaire-Anne on 13 September 2016, 08:01:32
It looks like Rockruff's evolutions may be version-exclusive.

Midday Form is obtained in Pokémon Sun while Midnight Form is obtained in Pokémon Moon.
Midday Form learns "AccelRock" (a new move?) while Midnight Form learns Counter.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 13 September 2016, 09:12:54
That's only because Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are specifically stated to be 12 hours apart. While this implies that the day-night cycle's being dropped in favor of having two games that portray different times of the day, there's not enough information to confirm it. For all we know, it could just be the important events that take place in the day or night, automatically switching to those points in the day accordingly.

(In case you're wondering, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire already did something like this during certain parts of the Delta episode, so I can't see this as not happening.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 13 September 2016, 11:38:58
Correction: Time still flows from day to night in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, but that's where the difference ends. While the time of day within Pokémon Sun is the exact same as on your 3DS system, in contrast, if you're playing Pokémon Moon the time of the day will be inverted. Meaning, if you're playing during the day in real life, it'll be night time in Pokémon Moon, and if you're playing during the night in real life, it'll be daytime in that game.

Well, at least this makes Pokémon that evolve at night easier to obtain if you're usually a daytime person. Hello there, Umbreon!
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 13 September 2016, 11:40:30
Also, Kushagra? Please trim your post. Its awfully long... (And I don't mean that in the positive way.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 13 September 2016, 18:19:08
Also, Kushagra? Please trim your post. Its awfully long... (And I don't mean that in the positive way.)
no
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 13 September 2016, 20:19:48
Just saying no like that just won't cut it, Kushagra. What you did was something I consider to be impolite.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karlien on 13 September 2016, 20:40:24
Post has been shortened.

That aside, it looks like Pokémon Generations has been announced. (According to this. (http://www.serebii.net/news/2016/13-September-2016.shtml))
Video (https://youtu.be/wMzwcIG8vgk)
The first two shorts (3 to 5 minutes in length) launch on the 16th of September.
They'll be going live on YouTube every week, until the 23rd of December this year.
Featuring the timeless moments from each generation of the games, and consisting of 18 episodes.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Lucia on 13 September 2016, 21:07:22
Me disculpo por el malentendido, a continuación.
Yo tenía la impresión de que desarrolló esta franquicia.

I apologize for the misunderstanding then.
I had the impression that developed this franchise.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 20 September 2016, 14:28:08
There's now a motivation to keep Eevee unevolved, with there being a Z move exclusive to it (which apparently involves it calling upon the powers of the other Eeveelutions to power up its stats). And Pikachu dancing alongside its trainer during their exclusive Z move is just plain adorable.

Incidentally, finally glad that they revamped Pokémon Amie, now apparently known in the west as "Pokémon Refresh"... (Knew they wouldn't remove it, seeing as though there's a Pokémon evolution related to it.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 20 September 2016, 14:55:49
We should rename this thread to Digimon in spirit of the crazy stuff theyre adding
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 20 September 2016, 16:26:56
There's now a motivation to keep Eevee unevolved, with there being a Z move exclusive to it (which apparently involves it calling upon the powers of the other Eeveelutions to power up its stats). And Pikachu dancing alongside its trainer during their exclusive Z move is just plain adorable.

Incidentally, finally glad that they revamped Pokémon Amie, now apparently known in the west as "Pokémon Refresh"... (Knew they wouldn't remove it, seeing as though there's a Pokémon evolution related to it.)
*yawn*
Not to mention the new monkey Pokémon that are version exclusive…

This confirms Status Z-Moves… assuming the whole Physical/Special thing applies to them.

Not to mention curing status effects via Pokémon Refresh is cool.

Also Trainer customization and going hatless.

Though, Pokémon Bank is… *yawn* being "scrappy" as some would call it.
Transfer is one-way only, as before.
Both Gen I and Gen VI will be able to transfer to Gen VII, but not back.

(Me? Indifferent.)

*yawn*
Gen II will probably get a Virtual Console release in the future. Next year? Near Gen VIII? When Gen II itself becomes 20? I can only guess…
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 20 September 2016, 16:30:30
going hatless
God bless Nintendo for allowing me to show off my long flowing hair.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 20 September 2016, 17:52:38
I'm assuming that Pikachu's only getting a Z-move on its own because Ash is getting a Z-Bangle for the Alola arc. (Wouldn't make sense for him to have a Z-Bangle but not being able to use it now, wouldn't it? Besides, we all know Pikachu's his signature Pokémon).

This is in contrast to the Kalos arc where he never received a Mega Ring (but did encounter many trainers who used Mega Evolution).
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 21 September 2016, 08:09:38
I'm assuming that Pikachu's only getting a Z-move on its own because Ash is getting a Z-Bangle for the Alola arc. (Wouldn't make sense for him to have a Z-Bangle but not being able to use it now, wouldn't it? Besides, we all know Pikachu's his signature Pokémon).

This is in contrast to the Kalos arc where he never received a Mega Ring (but did encounter many trainers who used Mega Evolution).
However, Ash did get Bond Phenomenon (English name unknown).
Which, based on a title of a future episode in October, will disappear again.
Xerosic's revenge?

Pikachu can use Z-Moves, even if it doesn't hold… what, Pikalium or whatever the Z-Crystal is? As long as it holds the right Z-Crystal, and knows a move of the corresponding type, it can use that type's Z-Move.

In Generation VI, Pikachu mostly learns Electric or Normal-type moves, and two Psychic-type moves (Agility and Light Screen)… so assuming its moveset remains unchanged in Generation VII (which is unlikely yet possible), it already has three Z-Moves so far.

Moreover, with TMs and HMs, Pikachu can learn Toxic (Poison-type), Rain Dance (Water-type), Dig (Ground-type), Brick Break and Rock Smash (Fighting-type), Fling (Dark-type) and Grass Knot (Grass-type). Six more Z-Moves, for a total of nine possible ones.

Through breeding, Pikachu can also have Disarming Voice (Fairy-type) and Reversal (Fighting-type). Those are ten possible type.

Pichu can learn Charm and Sweet Kiss (Fairy-type) and Nasty Plot (Dark-type). Still ten types.

Tutoring in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire also lets it learn Iron Tail (Steel-type) and Signal Beam (Bug-type), for a total of twelve types that Pikachu can use at least one move of (and thus Pikachu can possibly use the Z-Moves of those types as well as its own Z-Move).

As Cosplay Pikachu is probably ORAS-exclusive, it will probably not be possible to trade it to SM.

Event Pikachu tend to be able to have Surf and Fly (Water-type and Flying-type, respectively), so thirteen.

The fact that I did all this research worries me.


Incidentally, I think Meowstic was a "test" to see if Alolan variants could work - the varying movesets, which would be logical. Alolan Vulpix breathing fire? That should be hilarious.

Which makes me wonder - will Alolan variants have some changes in their evolutions? Alolan Vulpix evolving via Fire Stone would be ironic…
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 21 September 2016, 11:27:28
I have a hunch that Pikachu would just simply use CatastroPika, the name of its own species-exclusive Z-move.

(Yes, that really is its name.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 21 September 2016, 13:34:45
Ash's Pikachu, maybe, but that does not prevent other Pikachu from appearing and using the other Z-Moves available.

Unrelated to PikaPower…

There's a Victini currently available for XYORAS via Mystery Gift, ending this Saturday.

Not to mention the Volcanion distribution that runs during October this year for North America and Europe… as well as Australia and New Zealand.
A Level 70 Water Absorb Volcanion with an Assault Vest, nature unknown. Received at a lovely place with Steam Eruption, Overheat, Hydro Pump, and Mist.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 21 September 2016, 13:41:42
I already have a Victini.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 21 September 2016, 15:31:44
I already have a Victini.
But do you have a Victeevee?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Karina on 21 September 2016, 15:34:16
*yawn*

More Victini means more victories.

At least, in the anime…
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 25 September 2016, 18:39:58
No mention of Passimian and Oranguru? :<
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 25 September 2016, 18:51:06
First thing's first, Pokémon Amie's now known as "Pokémon Refresh" in the west and now works a bit differently.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 25 September 2016, 19:55:25
Like curing status effects :3
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 28 September 2016, 19:06:54
ドラゴンハンマー Dragon Hammer is a new move that Alolan Exeggutor can learn :3
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 04 October 2016, 13:20:41
It seems like they finally decided to program in Ash-Greninja into the game as an event Pokémon, the alternate form achievable by achieving a sort of bond with it. You apparently obtain the Greninja by playing the demo coming 18th of this month.

Incidentally, Mega Evolutions did not disappear from the game. As an NPC explains, while Z-rings can activate Z-moves, it also doubles as a full fledged key stone, allowing those who have it to use Mega Evolution. (Knew they wouldn't remove it, as it wouldn't make sense not to have it.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 04 October 2016, 17:33:25
It seems like they finally decided to program in Ash-Greninja into the game as an event Pokémon, the alternate form achievable by achieving a sort of bond with it. You apparently obtain the Greninja by playing the demo coming 18th of this month.

Incidentally, Mega Evolutions did not disappear from the game. As an NPC explains, while Z-rings can activate Z-moves, it also doubles as a full fledged key stone, allowing those who have it to use Mega Evolution. (Knew they wouldn't remove it, as it wouldn't make sense not to have it.)
So Z-Rings are for Key Stones too? :3

Which means that if everyone has a Z-Ring, then everyone can utilize Mega Evolution? :3


Also, the Starter Pokémon's first evolutions were revealed :3

Dartrix, Torracat, Brionne :3


And the Poké Pelago thing :3
Which, according to Claire of Astrum 5D's, includes finding items like Ice Stones :?

And Join Avenue from the last Unova games return in the form of Festival Plaza :3
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 04 October 2016, 17:35:33
A thought popped in my mind:

Since Ash Ketchum is confirmed to receive a Z-bracelet, that means it's theoretically possible for him to use Mega Evolutions for real.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 04 October 2016, 17:57:55
According to this (http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Sun_and_Moon_starter_evolutions,_Special_Demo_Version) page :3

Quote from: Snorlax Monster, Bulbanews
In Isle Aphun, which can be used once the player develops it, allows the player to obtain valuable items. Non-English European language versions of the official site show the player obtaining an item whose name translates to Ice Stone, which has not appeared in previous games.

Which means that we may now know how Alolan Vulpix will evolve :3

Pity we still lack flower dragons :<

The demo version of SM will be available on 18 October :3
Transferring Ash-Greninja from there to Sun or Moon will be one way to obtain it :3
(I suppose events might be another? :< )

I wish Delphox and Chesnaught also got similar forms :<
Like Serena-Delphox or Clemont-Chesnaught :<
But that will probably not happen given the XYZ anime is close to ending :<

A thought popped in my mind:
Is it popcorn? :3

Since Ash Ketchum is confirmed to receive a Z-bracelet, that means it's theoretically possible for him to use Mega Evolutions for real.
That would be awesome :3

Trailer, trailer~ :3

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 04 October 2016, 19:43:34
https://youtu.be/UwZWGRCBbsE (https://youtu.be/UwZWGRCBbsE)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 06 October 2016, 09:31:12
Some say Sun and Moon has a memory size of 3.2 GB? :3
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 06 October 2016, 09:54:06
It can remember a lot. You probably meant "File size".

(I've seen bigger.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 08 October 2016, 07:53:19
It can remember a lot. You probably meant "File size".

(I've seen bigger.)
Guild Wars 2 has a MINIMUM of 20 gigs

thats before you play the game, it grows after
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 08 October 2016, 09:56:20
Some Wii U games are also around that big. I believe Xenoblade Chronicles X is one of them.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 12 October 2016, 14:35:34
Jangmo-o evolves into a  Dragon/Fighting purple type Pokémon :3

Type: Null has an evolved form and both can have their types change based on hold Karjams items :3

Alolan Grimer is Poison and Dark-type and is confirmed through CoroCoro scans :3

Alolan variants exist only for Kanto Pokémon :<
(They might be hiding other Alolan variants for Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos or Alola Pokémon. :< )

There will be a Purple Karjam Pokémon :3
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Bloom, Queen of Flower Dragons on 13 October 2016, 07:12:41
More information appeared :3

Type: Null destroys its helmet and evolves into Silvadi if it finds a Trainer it trusts :3
It has a special Memory item :3
It lets it be any type due to AR System, its ability :3
It's still uncertain on whether 18 such items exist or if it's just one item :<
It has a new "Multi Attack" move that changes type based on hold item :?

Ilmia is the first Trial Captain :3

Hauori City is the first town :3
Pikachu has a rival in the anime - Togedemaru :3

Samson Oak is the headmaster of Ash's school :3



Flower dragons still not confirmed :<
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ginevra on 14 October 2016, 15:55:49
TAKE THIS! (https://youtu.be/RQ4I_0DP4fc)

According to Serebii, the Japanese trailer indicates that the second hit damage from Parental Bond is reduced to 25% of the damage inflicted by the first hit. (Nintendo did say that they might have to nerf it.)

There's also all this information (http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Alolan_Muk,_evolutions_of_new_Pok%C3%A9mon_revealed).

Type: Null evolves into Silvally, which has RKS System as its Ability. It can learn Multi-Attack, a move that changes based on the item it holds. (Japan calls it "Memory".) Much like an artificial Arceus, yes?

Jangmo-o evolves into the Dragon/Fighting-type Hakamo-o, which in turn evolves into Kommo-o.

Bounsweet can evolve into Steenee, which in turn can evolve into Tsareena, which may have Queenly Majesty as an ability. The line remains pure-Grass.

Cutiefly evolves into Ribombee, and remains Bug/Fairy.

Alolan Grimer and Alolan Muk have Gluttony and Poison Touch.

Olivia is the Kahuna of Akala Island, using Rock-types like Lycanroc and Nosepass.

Ilima is a Trial Captain who specializes in Normal-types.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ginevra on 14 October 2016, 19:31:18
We also got some anime news.

Aside from Ash (as usual), the elemental Trial Captains - Kiawe, Sophacles, Lana, and Mallow - are also main characters.

Ash, and Pikachu, traveled to Alola. Rotom Pokédex will aid Ash.
Lillie likes Pokémon but is unable to touch them.
Kiawe likes Fire-types, and while attending the school, he helps his family out on their farm.
Mallow likes Grass-types, and while goofy, she has an active personality. She also helps out at the Aina Cafeteria, the family business.
Lana likes Water-types and while docile, she's active. The eldest daughter of a fisherman, she has two sisters.
Sophacles likes Electric-types, and loves analyzing things. A programming geek.
Kukui is the regional professor. Studying Pokémon moves, he also teaches at the school. Ash is staying at his home.
Samson Oak is Samuel Oak's cousin. Headmaster of the school, he studies the evolution of Alolan Pokémon.
Team Rocket have traveled to Alola to capture Pikachu, as always.


Ash looks weird. Perhaps it's just his design for the Alola region?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 14 October 2016, 21:14:38
Glad Sophacles is a protagonist. Like Clemont and Bonnie before them, Sophacles seems to have huge potential to be a main character.

(Can't say for sure about the other four.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ginevra on 15 October 2016, 16:12:30
I get the feeling Ash's Greninja is going to remain in the Kalos region.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 15 October 2016, 18:33:16
...or right into my hands as soon as I download that demo. (Ash-Greninja's apparently a seventh-gen event Pokémon.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ginevra on 15 October 2016, 19:13:27
I meant the anime Ash's Greninja. The next episode is named "Farewell, Ash-Greninja! Xerosic Strikes Back!!" (in Japan, of course).

Which seems to imply that Ash's Greninja will stay behind in Kalos, rather than go to Kanto with the rest of Ash's Kalos Pokémon. (Not certain about his Goodra yet.)

Not to mention Xerosic is still on the loose, rather than arrested.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ginevra on 18 October 2016, 11:14:22
Going by Serebii:
- Water Shuriken is now a Special move. Battle Bond boosts the power of Water Shuriken.
- One trial looks like photoing two Jangmo-o and two Hakamo-o - one of them is a Totem Pokémon.
- The base move changes a Z Move's power, it seems - Gigavolt Havoc has 175 base power from Thunderbolt? And from Nuzzle, it has 100 base power and is a Physical move? And from Electro Ball it has 160 base power and is a Special move?
- Super Potion seems to raise HP by 60.
- Events might happen in 1 day, 5 days, 18 days and 24 days.
- Alolan Dugtrio seems to be a thing.
- Paralysis may have been changed to halving Speed rather than dropping it down to a third.

Not mentioned thus far:
- Trainer IDs are now six-digits, rather than five.
- Ash's Greninja was met on 17 October 2013, which is also displayed in the Trainer ID (131017).
More Pokémon Sun and Moon information will be released on 27 October.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ariana on 27 October 2016, 14:32:36
New info!
Spoiler (hover to show)

- Rowlet evolves into Dartrix, right? Dartrix evolves into Decidueye (Grass/Ghost). Its "Spirit Shackle" move prevents opponents switching out.
- Litten evolves into Torracat. Torracat will evolve into Incineroar (Fire/Dark) and learns Darkest Lariat (which ignores stat changes).
- Popplio evolves into Brionne, which evolves into Primarina (Water/Fairy).

Tapu Lele (Psychic/Fairy) has Psychic Surge. Tapu Bulu (Grass/Fairy) has Grassy Surge. Tapu Fini (Water/Fairy) has Misty Surge. Their abilities set the respective terrains, with Psychic Terrain preventing priority moves from being used.

The Island Guardians - the four "Tapu" Pokémon. Their unique Z-Move is "Guardian of Alola".

Cosmog is a Psychic-type with Unaware.

Alolan Persian is Dark-type with Fur Coat and Technician.

In the game, someone is trying to make a league, and the champions of this league take on the Battle Tree - Trainers like Cynthia, Blue and Red can be battled against, and teamed up with.



… All in all. Whoa.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ariana on 27 October 2016, 16:48:50
The final episode of Pokémon XYZ has aired.
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 28 October 2016, 03:30:18
four "Tapu" Pokémon.
Tapu means Island in Hindi.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 28 October 2016, 06:00:38
Coincidence, unless Hawaiians speak Hindu...
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 28 October 2016, 06:01:19
https://youtu.be/hQPO-5WjpFU (https://youtu.be/hQPO-5WjpFU)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Lilith on 28 October 2016, 07:09:59
Bulbapedia says:
* takes scroll and reads it out loud *

"Tapu" is Hawaiian for "sacred" or "holy".
"Koko" comes from kokō, which is Hawaiian for the sound of chickens cackling. Cackle, cackle, cackle.
"Lele" is part of "pulelehua", the Hawaiian for "butterfly".
"Bulu" is Hawaiian for "bull".
"Fini" comes from the word "fin".

"Kapu" is also Hawaiian for "sacred" or "holy" (not "scared"; that would be a hilarious typo).
"Kokeko" comes from コケコッコー kokekokkō. Which apparently means… "****-a-doodle-doo"?
"Tetefu" is from てふてふ tefutefu; this was an old way (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_kana_orthography) of writing "butterfly".
"Bururu" comes from the Hawaiian word for "bull".
"Rehire" comes from 鰭 hire, meaning "fin".

Tapu Koko reminds some of a rooster. It is the Guardian of Melemele Island, which is named after the color yellow. The Electric type icon is generally yellow.
Tapu Lele may be related to a butterfly. It is the Guardian of Akala Island, named after the color pink. The Psychic type icon is generally pink.
Tapu Bulu may be based on a bull. It is the Guardian of Ula'Ula Island, named after the color red. However, the Grass type icon is green, rather than red.
Tapu Fini may be based on a marlin. It is the Guardian of Poni Island, named after the color purple. However, the Water type icon is blue, rather than purple.


Take the above with a grain of salt; it's not sure how accurate all that is just yet. The names' sources, I mean.

The final episode of Pokémon XYZ has aired.
Spoiler (hover to show)
I… i… impliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeed!? O///O
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 28 October 2016, 08:45:56
Tapu Fini may be based on a marlin. It is the Guardian of Poni Island, named after the color purple. However, the Water type icon is blue, rather than purple.
I had to look up what a marlin was because I just thought that thing was just some funny looking bug thing.

Coincidence, unless Hawaiians speak Hindi...
Plot Twist: Hawaiians are Hindus and have religious cults that involve coconuts and milk.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 28 October 2016, 12:37:38
Isn't Hinduism a non-cult religion?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Lilith on 28 October 2016, 13:58:07
Marlins are fish.

Kushagra is Pisces (if I'm not mistaken by memory).

Kushagra is Tapu Fini in disguise confirmed

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Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 28 October 2016, 14:03:01
Isn't Hinduism a non-cult religion?
Do I need to put a [/jokermode] at the end of each of my posts?

Because I'm actually considering that.

Marlins are fish.

Kushagra is Pisces (if I'm not mistaken by memory).

Kushagra is Tapu Fini in disguise confirmed

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Marlins are like Swordfish.

Pisces are twin fishes.

Two Marlins = Two Swords.

Kushagra = Pisces.

Therefore, I wield two swords.

Because logic.

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Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 01 November 2016, 12:06:18
I wonder if the fact that Alolan Meowth exist will provide a plotpoint within the mainline anime.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ginevra on 01 November 2016, 13:02:22
So apparently "preloading" Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon is possible, which lets one download it ahead of launch - which can be played as soon as it goes live (and requiring 3.2GB to download). Huh.

Also, Croagunk is confirmed to be playable in Pokkén Tournament (the arcade version?).

As for the anime, there will be a special episode: The Ultimate Duo! Clemont and Cilan!! which is going to be interesting; Cilan has met Brock before, so now he gets to meet Clemont.

The Normal-type Z-Move is Breakneck Blitz. (Though, if it breaks necks, I'd have thought it to be Fighting or Dark-type.)

"Ultimate Dragon Burn" (Japanese name) is the Dragon-type Z-Move, while "Maximum Psy Breaker" (again, the Japanese name) is the Psychic-type Z-Move.

I hope we get more news soon! (As in, before the games go live.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 02 November 2016, 03:37:41
I wonder if the fact that Alolan Meowth exist will provide a plotpoint within the mainline anime.
Alolan Persian looks rubbish. It's like a normal Persian who got painted and had Down syndrome.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ginevra on 02 November 2016, 04:45:47
Some call it Garfield.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 02 November 2016, 06:38:37
Alolan Persian looks rubbish. It's like a normal Persian who got painted and had Down syndrome.

Its head's rounder. A lot rounder.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ariana on 02 November 2016, 07:02:36
Which is why some people call it Garfield, I suppose.

It's a Dark-type. It has Fur Coat in place of Pickup, I think?

So, who knows what Alolan Dugtrio is typed? (Though it looks weird with those wigs.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 04 November 2016, 05:01:46
Okay, the next Japan episode's going to have Clemont apparently teaming up with a supporting protagonist, Cilan from the Unova arc, more specifically.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 04 November 2016, 12:10:14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVticZM6b18 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVticZM6b18)

I was waiting for someone to do this properly. (Incidentally, he seemed to have opted for a full-on remix. Then again, that may as well be a good thing, seeing as though the original song's tough to transcribe into other styles.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Dianke on 14 November 2016, 14:13:05
This has been officially revealed, so I am posting it in here rather than the other thread (which is, as I understand it, meant for things that lack official confirmation from Game Freak or Nintendo).

https://youtu.be/xguGMeEWhhs

Officially revealed: Sinister Arrow Raid (Decidueye's Z-Move), Malicious Moonsault (Inciniroar's Z-Move) and Oceanic Operetta (Primarina's Z-Move).

Also officially revealed: UB-03 Lighting, UB-05 Gluttony, and the black Pokémon.

And the Magearna QR code will be distributed from 6 December inside the Pokémon TV app for smartphones and tablets, in Europe.

The filename for the Pokémon that is black appears to match its name that was leaked by miners of data? Spoilery.


Alolan Diglett and Alolan Dugtrio appear to have been revealed, according to Bulbapedia. They have Sand Veil and a new ability called Tangling Hair. They are Ground/Steel-type.

When a Pokémon makes contact with a Pokémon with Tangling Hair, their Speed is lowered by 1 stage.

Z-Status Moves are listed on Serebii.net's Z-Moves page.
Instead of using the unique Z-Moves, you can use it to power up a Status Move instead - Z-Splash appears to raise Attack by three stages (going by the image). Each Status move has a special effect.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 14 November 2016, 15:09:41
We should rename this thread to Digimon.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Dianke on 14 November 2016, 15:30:34
Turtonator, Alolan Vulpix and Passimian are Sun-exclusive, while Drampa, Alolan Sandshrew and Oranguru are Moon-exclusive.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 14 November 2016, 15:54:05
Alolan Sandshrew is Moon-exclusive.
Nintendo why ;-;

I was gonna get Sun

y u do dis
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Michelle on 14 November 2016, 16:19:33
Nintendo why ;-;

I was gonna get Sun

y u do dis
You could always trade.

As for why… Game Freak are the ultimate trolls sometimes.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 15 November 2016, 01:46:17
You could always trade.
I have no friends ;-;
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 15 November 2016, 05:05:16
You have internet, right? why not use the Global Trade Station and trade something that would be in high demand?

My region is set so that whatever Vivilion gets genersted in my game gets to be Garden-patterned, something that's quite uncommon. Since Vivillion happens to be in high demand and is relatively easy to get, this was how I've managed to obtain several different legendary Pokémon from the Global Trade Link, including several apparently trained for competitive use.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 15 November 2016, 08:56:24
karjam how can you expect me to global link when i have no 3ds

im poor
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 15 November 2016, 09:37:24
Then you won't be able to play Pokémon Sun regardless.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Evelyn on 15 November 2016, 12:43:00
karjam how can you expect me to global link when i have no 3ds

im poor
Become rich~

Quote from: Carrie
One does not simply become rich.
Oh. Right. Carry on then~
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 15 November 2016, 13:26:06
Then you won't be able to play Pokémon Sun regardless.
i can dream karjam
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 15 November 2016, 13:26:47
Become rich~
i would if i could
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 15 November 2016, 14:04:01
Fly?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 15 November 2016, 14:40:38
Nope, Wasp.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 15 November 2016, 14:59:18
How do you wasp, anyway?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 15 November 2016, 15:10:22
How do you wasp, anyway?
Like Muhammad Ali, Fly like a butterfly, Wasp like a bee.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 15 November 2016, 17:35:42
Isn't that supposed to be "Sting like a bee"?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Evelyn on 15 November 2016, 18:25:08
No, silly~

It's supposed to be "Fly like a Beautifly, sting like a Beedrill!" (^o^)/

Or Butterfree~
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 16 November 2016, 01:22:45
Isn't that supposed to be "Sting like a bee"?
(http://i.memeful.com/media/post/PdWBYRk_700w_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ginevra on 16 November 2016, 09:05:21
Watch out, this guy's got a Bewear.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Michelle on 16 November 2016, 09:52:30
I thought it was an Ursaring or Beartic.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 16 November 2016, 12:36:25
Watch out, this guy's got a Bewear.
In other words, beware of bare.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Kushagra on 16 November 2016, 12:56:45
Bewear of the bare bear called bewear, he may bare bear arms and has the right to bear arms. He might hit you with his bare bear arms.


Did I mention bears?
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Michelle on 16 November 2016, 15:51:07
Of course, a bearhanded Bewear is as much a threat as a Bewear bearing arms. Even Beartic fears Bewear, for Bewear bears Beartic ill will.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Gardevoir Girl on 24 November 2016, 13:44:12
Ash has captured a Rowlet, and Jessie has captured a Mimikyu (which has been captured in a Luxury Ball).
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: KarjamP on 24 November 2016, 16:46:55
I have a Rowlet as well.
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Gardevoir Girl on 24 November 2016, 17:51:49
… Serebii says Ash's Rowlet knows Leaf Storm. Amusing, because Rowlet can't learn the move. (It does have Leafage, however.)
Title: Re: Pokémon
Post by: Ellen on 22 April 2017, 08:51:57
What's this?
Ash got a Rockruff, or so my evil sister claims?

... cranberries.
Retreat! Protect the Litten at all costs!
*flees*