Easily one of the best entries in the series, if not, arguably the best, Pokémon Sun & Moon has taken players by storm. And with only a month since its initial release it’s already broken sale records and danced its way into our hearts – but no game is perfect. Here are some things we didn’t like about our adventure through Alola.

 

The Rotom Pokedéx

Revealed as one of the first huge, new features of Gen VII in the early days of Sun & Moon’s prerelease the Rotom ‘Dex promised to give personality and new features to the age old Pokedéx. Instead we got an annoying, forgettable talking bottom screen whose dialogue was never really welcome or something we looked forward to. In terms of new features, it did give us useful pin point directions through the main story line and the Poké Finder (more on that later), but once you became the Champion Rotom didn’t serve any use other than giving very meaningless, repetitive commentary as your completed the Alola ‘Dex. And it’s completely baffling that they never made this new Rotom Form catchable and useable in battle. Overall, the Rotom Pokedéx was a fantastic idea to breathe life into such an old, unchanged device in the game, but its personality is much more suited for the anime where it’s a fully realized character, and for merchandise where it can remain as a mute, cute ‘mon to look at.

New Pokémon’s Low Encounter Rates

Pokémon Sun & Moon have some of the lowest and most exclusive encounter rates and locations for any Pokémon games released so far – being as low as 1% and 10% in only one place in some cases. For hardcore players, such as most of the people reading this, these low encounter rates are a welcome challenge and make completing the Pokedéx a little more fun and worthwhile. But for a lot of casual, younger players, its very, very easy to make it through the whole game without encountering a lot of Pokémon in the wild – even if you put in the effort to go and look for them specifically. Even though the Pokedéx is specific to what patch of grass you can find them in, it does not specify some special conditions, the inclusion of SOS Battles and other new encounter methods – making it hard not to rely on third party Pokedéxes to catch ‘em all. I can’t be the only one who spent a good hour just trying to find a Mimikyu, right?

Protagonists Being Numb to Everything

Chock full of several twists and turns, Sun & Moon had one of the best plot lines in the 20 years of the franchise. Encountering Ultra Beasts, meeting characters from games past, dealing with the Aether Foundation; as the story progressed we were left with face cracks of the centuries with each step we took into Alola – so why didn’t our in-game avatar react the same way? With very, very few exceptions the protagonist had the same aloof smile while everything was happening – no matter how sad, how dire, and how intense the situation was – Despite other characters around us having plenty of emotion and proper reactions. And, honestly, it was hard at times to focus on what was happening and to take things seriously when we had such a goofy, empty smile all the while. With Gen VII giving the most personal customization yet, even down to being able to choose the style in which you throw your Pokéball, it comes as a shock that Game Freak didn’t give our protagonist the ability to react to situations accordingly. Yes, Pokémon is famous for having a silent protagonist, but Red’s emotionless reaction to everything reads a bit better than an empty smile.

The Poké Finder

Another feature hyped for during the pre-release of Sun & Moon, the Poke Finder was marketed as one of the new aspects that came with the Rotom Pokedéx, and much like the Rotom ‘Dex it failed to dazzle fans. What most hoped would be a love letter to Pokémon Snap, turned into a very shallow, rather useless feature of the game. With the Poke Finder only working in a select few, pre-determined spots, the Pokémon and their poses being limited and repetitive, and no way to share the photos with other players, this in-game feature seems pretty useless. The only reason we’re still even bothering with it is to get that stamp on our trainer passport – and believe us, we’re just as unhappy with the amount of time we need to pour into it just to get it. All things considered, the Poké Finder was another great idea, but a poorly executed one.

General Lack of 3D and Touch Screen Use

Despite being on the Nintendo 3DS, 3D was completely removed in-game other than when firing up the Poke Finder (ironically, paired with its gyroscope capabilities, it’s quite possibly the worst place to enable 3D). Although several complaints about 3D causing slow down during battles specifically arose in Generation VI, and it never truly being well implemented in previous generations overall; its surprising 3D wasn’t utilized during important cut scenes at the very least. And, honestly, it’s a bit disappointing that Game Freak didn’t try to improve upon it, and instead decided to just remove the feature all together. One of the coolest features the 3DS has to offer is the 3D slider being so accessible and easy to use – letting you decide whether or not you want to enable the 3D. Some people don’t like it, some do, but just having the option is nice. And on a somewhat related note, Sun & Moon is a game that can almost completely be played using the top screen. Rarely is the bottom screen used and completely necessary…but perhaps that was intentional? Despite being a gorgeous game that pushed the system to the limits, Game Freak didn’t make the best use of the two defining factors and selling points of the 3DS.

Removal of Amazing Features From Past Generations

Sun & Moon took several leaps and bounds forward, but in the process of adding new features and expanding upon older ones, it seems like we’ve taken a step backwards in some areas. Horde Battles, although not a huge loss, was a fun and new battle style that provided a new challenge as well as an easier way to manually EV train and hunt shinies: however once entering Alola we found it completely removed. Moreover, the convenience of the DexNav, the PSS and Super Training is completely null and void now. Gone are the days of being able to easily tell if you’ve caught all Pokémon in the area with one glance – now you have to search the Pokedéx entry by entry to see if you caught ‘em all. Gone are the days of centralized EV training with Super Training – now you have to use in game currency across several different platforms to make your ‘mons the best. And gone are the days of being able to battle, trade and connect with other players with a single touch in the PSS, now we have to traverse through the awkward and troublesome Festival Plaza. And although the end result of all these axed features are still available by other means, how we went from everything being so seamless and convenient to clunky and complicated is beyond us.

No Side Quest Tracker

Despite being a staple in most RPGs, our quest through Alola really marked the first time in Pokémon where several NPCs gave us little side quests that spawned rewards if completed. A lot of these quests were as simple as catching a Pokémon and showing it to the NPC, and the money reward was definitely worthwhile, but as we traversed through the story some quests were left incomplete for a number of reasons. Now well into the post game, I have a desire to complete all the in-game trades and Pokedéx quests, but with no formal tracker I’ve forgotten where all these NPCs are, and what the actual quest was – once again making us rely on third party information hubs to figure it all out.

 

Despite these faults, Pokémon Sun & Moon’s wondrous region, story, characters, Pokémon and new features seem to completely eclipse any negative thoughts we may have about the latest entry in the series. What are some things that you found you didn’t like about Pokémon Sun & Moon and hope to see in the rumored Pokémon Stars?

  • Photobomb EastGovnah

    woah alot of reading.

  • ReviewReviewer

    1) Rotom Dex is very cool although I wish he didn’t exist in the anime and wasn’t too sentient.
    2) I got a lvl 100 Mimikyu from a generous man so I have no idea what you’re talking about.
    3) Too expensive
    40

  • thatoneguychris

    “we were left gagging left and right with each step we took into Alola”

    ._. did you mean gasping?

    • Haxford

      no he definitely meant gagging

    • Vlad

      Lol no, he meant gagging

  • Photobomb EastGovnah

    I have to agree on the low rates of new pokemon, very tedious even with bubbles Dhelmise was 10% while Magikarp was 50% still a big gap.

  • joker901

    I was looking for shiny pichu. First 255 chain nothing. Second time I found a shiny at perfect 255…It’s Happiny. Why?????
    It has a neutral nature and 31ivs in Hp/Def/Sp.Def/Attack. I think I will make an Eviolite Chansey.
    I knew since the beginning that I’ve have found a 10% Happiny rather then a 90% Pichu/Pikachu. I’m only lucky when I don’t have too…

  • Fairy

    I don’t see a mention of the obvious anti white male values smh

    • Dominic

      what? only done half the game, but where did that come from?

      • ReviewReviewer

        It came from a white supremacist.

        • Vlad

          Lmao , exactly. Anti white values? What does that even mean you troll haha. Also really confused at the people who gave that comment an up vote

          • ReviewReviewer

            Idiots!

    • SpectralSeraph
  • Chris Hoogeveen

    I hate that Sun and Moon Don’t have the National Dex

    I hate that the ultra beast mission were post game. And very easy!

    I still miss the gym badges. Trials are cool, But I miss the gym leaders and badges.

    I hate that there is a lot of water, but little places to surf on. Why can’t you surf from island to island?

    I hate it that you can’t fish anywhere you want.

    I hate that mega evolution didn’t get a big role in the game.

    I miss soaring in the sky!

    I Don’t get it why alolan forms are only gen 1 pokemon

    I think it is stupid that the island Guardians Don’t play a big role. And you all have to catch m post game.

  • Sunny

    I dislike how short Alolan Exeggutor was.

  • Prince Fae

    I really hope that you guys make a positive article about sun and moon because so far there have been two overwhelmingly negative articles but I don’t recall seeing one that touched on any positive experiences with the game, but correct me if I’m wrong.

    Also I found mimikyu pretty easy to find, as was comfey, but passminion gave me some trouble finding

    I find it awesome that some of the new pokemon are so hard to find because it makes getting them that much more rewarding, and there will be little kids who marvel at finding one.

    And Rotom dex was both cute and charming, I love every piece of dialogue it has given me. Honestly I would have probably enjoyed this article more if it had been coupled with things you did like in the game as well… there is already so much negativity in this world, why do we always focus on that instead of bringing up the positives and what games could do better as opposed to what they do wrong. I will never understand…

  • Chaos

    Rotom Dex: I think the main thing I dislike about it is that it replaces much more useful bottom screen functions from XY and ORAS (namelly PSS and Dex Nav). The mini map was definitely good in-game but I agree it becomes useless Post-Game.

    Low Encounter Rates: This was another thing made using only Alola Pokemon very difficult. Especially ones that you liked pre released only to discover they were near impossible to find through conventional means.

    Facial Expressions: Agree that it was very annoying having that blank expression when all hell was breaking loose.

    Pokefinder: Can’t comment, I used it whenever I found a spot where I could. It just a mini-game in my opinion.

    Touchscreen: Again mainly to do with removal of features in place of the Rotom Dex.

    Side Quest Tracker: Would definilty be usefull to keep track of what’s been done but not a big deal I’m my opinion.

    • Chaos

      A few more things that I could add would be lack of good leveling up spots post-game.

      SOS being slightly inferior to Hordes (imo) and lack of Friend Safari.

  • Cody

    Uhhh hellooo no new Megas??? Alolan forms are stupid.

    • Prince Fae

      says you

    • Chaos

      Correct

    • Ultron

      Alola forms are…lukewarm. Unnecessary feature, imo. They’re not as good as crossgen evos or even megas. I give them an A for effort for trying something else, but overall it was poorly executed.

      • Vlad

        Alolan forms are actually a fantastic feature and Idea. Unfortunately it was just the execution that was off. Same as mega evolution. Great idea but executed all wrong. Completely disorganized and random

  • Still 10/10 for me

    • Also jesus, isn’t static supposed to make electric type pokemon appear 50% of the time where is my dang Pichu?

  • Ithsme

    I always hate articles like these.

    • Chaos

      Personally I think it’s good to discuss the negative as much as discussing the positive.

      I like to sit back and think about things that could have been slightly better. After the initial hype of the games, articles liked these put things back into perspective. At least in my opinion.

      • yeah because in 3 years we are all going to hate Sun and Moon and Love X and Y so

        • Chaos

          Exactly :p

        • SpectralSeraph

          Wat…..

        • Fairy

          Actually the hate for XY was really immediate, usually it goes hate/love hate

          • Prince Fae

            no it wasn’t, I’m sorry fairy but even in this community when XY came out they were loved. People only started to come down slightly from that a few months after it came out. Its a bad cycle that needs to end, but a cycle none the less.

          • I was all over X and Y and in love with the story. I loved everything about it for a while until I replayed Y a couple years later

          • Fairy

            Really? I saw scorn for it on the majority of other places, it’s not like the jungle is the only pokemon community on the web >_>

          • Prince Fae

            were you on the cess pool that is IGN? because they hate everything… but no, everywhere you looked for a few months after XY they were loved, heck I even worked in electronics at the time and we couldnt keep the games on the shelves

          • Fairy

            Lol no

            It was immediately pointed out many places for its lackluster story, ridiculous easiness, and terrible characters

          • Prince Fae

            clearly we ran in different circles because I hadn’t seen or heard a negative thing about it until at least 6-7 months after…

            But honestly, XY were great. S/M were awesome until I beat the game the first time but after that I went back and restarted X and Oras, to which I prefer both the look and the gameplay. But S/M are still really great

    • Ultron

      Talking about what’s not perfect helps us accept those flaws and provide feedback for Gamefreak. It helps make a better game

      • Prince Fae

        flaws can be brought to light and discussed in a positive manner that helps everyone, that was not done here

        • Chaos

          It would be if we were to discuss the negative points and say what we liked and disliked about them. And what could be improved.
          I think the article was meant to initiate discussion…

        • Ultron

          How? He could’ve said, “things that SUCK about Sun and Moon.” I think it was respectful and good critical feedback. I would’ve gone farther, there are a few other large flaws.

          • Prince Fae

            because the entire article was based on the negatives, and that doesnt fly with me, if you only focus on the negatives that is all anyone is going to see and if you keep focusing on them enough all the positives get filtered out until we’re left with the XY effect. Everyone loved XY when they first came out, even if they don’t remember it (i remember) and then the community slowly over time only focused on the negative aspects of the game, while all the positives got thrown aside by the community and made it what it is today. There is a way to discuss negatives, but you cant turn your entire focus on them because todays society embraces negatives much more than positives and it ruins the experience for everyone

          • Ultron

            The positives far outweigh the negatives, so it doesn’t really matter. But S/M will never turn into X&Y, because it is better in nearly every aspect..

          • Prince Fae

            ….oh but it will… in due time, just you watch… I remember when XY was loved on this community specifically… now look at what has happened

          • SpectralSeraph

            I’ll never hate it at least..

          • Prince Fae

            opinions change

          • SpectralSeraph

            Mine do to a point
            I hated X and Y literally after like two weeks

          • Ultron

            I never loved X&Y. No post game, bad starters. It was off to a bad start even before it released. Playing through the weak story just confirmed it.

          • SpectralSeraph

            I liked Chespin and Goodra….. ANd Noivern and Dragalge and …. wait was there any other good mons in that besides Greninja?

          • Fairy

            If someone showed me the beginning starters and end starters I’d doubt they were related tbh

          • Ultron

            I was in such denial when they leaked.

          • Fairy

            Same tbh

            I’ve grown to like Chesnaught and Greninja but not as evos to Chespin and Croatia

          • Fairy

            *Froakie

          • Ultron

            Lol Croatia

          • Fairy

            Or, or:

            People realised XY aren’t that good in their own opinions and people are capable of forming their own opinions

          • Vlad

            But we have articles discussing the things we like all the time so why are you throwing a hissy fit ?

    • Vlad

      I hate comments like these

  • SpectralSeraph

    Rotom is secretly Shaggy from Scooby Doo

    • lol wut

      • SpectralSeraph

        It says Zoinks several times in the game

        • Ultron

          Seriously??? That’s awesome 😀

          • SpectralSeraph

            Yep! In possibly the worst times too XD
            When you first arrive at the Battle Royale place he says it, and again, I kid you not, when you first arrive at the staircase leading to the Pillar of he Moone/Sunne

  • Any Life Is Strange fans? The Female Swimmer kinda looks like Victoria Chase

  • Dubb

    Enough negativity in the community without posts like this

    • Vlad

      How are talking about things you don’t like that can be improved on considered as being “negative”. Have a seat please and let people voice their opinions

  • The Festival Kuppo

    Anyone here was brothered about the Rotom dex talking a lot? Because i wasnt at all

    • Chaos

      It’s annoying that it repeats the same thing over and over again. Especially in Post-Game.

    • Prince Fae

      I loved the room dex and its dialogue

      • The Festival Kuppo

        😀

    • Ultron

      I was bothered that sometimes when I clicked on it rotom would zoom in on its face and then other times it would open the map…all in all inferior to the ORAS touchscreen

      • The Festival Kuppo

        Yeah, i had the same problem multiple times :/

      • Chaos

        I think it would have been better had we the option to choose what we wanted on the bottom screen.

        Keep the menu open
        Rotom Dex
        E.t.c.

      • Prince Fae

        its meant to do that, its all in where you click, if you click on the centre rotom will give you advice, if you click off to the side on the map he will show you the map, and if you click on his body he will do a little spin. Rotom actually explained this in game.

        • Fairy

          Could’ve been better explained then, I didn’t see that at all

          • Prince Fae

            he straight up tells you as you get the dex, its not their fault that people don’t read

  • MenacingCascoon

    I perfectly agree with all these (except rotom dex it doesnt bother me really). There also some more things I dont like not listed like severe like of leveling pokemon post game. Also guys who dont like negative articles, everything has negatives. Talking about negatives is something that should and has to happen. It’s true reviewing

    • Fairy

      ‘RotoDex never bothered me anyway’

      But I completely agree, it’s important to acknowledge everything is flawed

      If anything it makes you appreciate the positives in life more

  • Fairy

    I know it’s early for a derailment of topic but

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76fade5f8dbb25e1ce8eca8d15d19806823592efa94b5a3c0a68f52f5bb6aeff.gif

    This gif is so satisfying e-e

  • Fairy

    Tbh I feel it’s obvious now that the lack of touch screen and 3D is to prep us for the switch

    • MelloMori

      Either that, or they just felt that their’s no reason to force features into the bottom screen that aren’t needed, kind of like a lot fo dev’s eventually did with the wii’s motion controls and the Wii U game pad. If its not needed, non reason to force it in.

  • I love that you can just push Y and select a pokeball

    • The Festival Kuppo

      That was a game changer

  • temporario23

    In terms of story, the games are good. In everything else, specially when it comes to practical things, the Gen VI games were so much better. These games are annoying af.

  • melemele see is so much fun to say in French

    Mer de Mele-Mele

  • Ultron

    What I didn’t like:
    1) Alolan Forms. A few are good, but some of them just suck. Also, I don’t like that they’re all Kanto
    2) No good place to level up. Maybe Blissey bases were an unintentional feature of ORAS, but there was still O-powers and the level release.
    3) More options for EV training. The pokepelago island isn’t bad, but unless you have time to kill it’s a pain. Would’ve been nice to see super training come back. Don’t think it would’ve been hard to also include it.
    4) Bottlecaps not transferring IVs when breeding >:I
    5) Not enough new pokes. Too many old ones overshadowing the new (largely due to low encounter rates)
    6) No soar or dive pokerides. Seems unimportant but would’ve made alola even more gorgeous
    7) One lucky egg and no free destiny knot? Lame. Super lame.
    8) No national dex. There are 32 boxes so the game can definitely hold them…why can we register them too? I mean I’m very glad it’s easier to get the shiny charm, but where’s the reward for those of us that take the time to catch ’em all??

    These are my main complaints. It’s not a perfect game and I’m just being critical because I like it so much. The positives definitely outweigh all of these criticisms.

    • 1) I personally like most more than the originals
      2) Yeah… this was bad
      3) Yeah I kinda agree but I like PokePelago since I have school
      4) Yeaaaah
      5) I dont mind this at all really. We have 800+ at this point
      6) Yeah that would’ve been nice
      7) Why do you need more than one?
      8) Why does it really matter if we dont have a national dex? It can be updated in with pokebank

      • Ultron

        Well more than one lucky egg is nice so you don’t have to keep moving it around between party members when grinding. It’s a very minor complaint, but it could’ve been a pelipper hold item again at least. I guess the national dex isn’t a huge deal, it just doesn’t make sense in terms of continuity. Is kukui that incompetent that he can’t upgrade it for us like the past 5 professors?

  • EarthenWarrior

    *Cracks knuckles* My powers are needed STAND BACK EVERYONE!!!

    -First of all once again a short Pokedex, with gimmicks in place to substitute bigger dexs aka Alola forms and Z-moves (don’t deny it you know they did it to avoid making new pokemon when its easy to reskin existing pokemon and write it off as a “Celebration to the 20th anneversity”)

    -Next i honestly thought the story was EXTREMELY half-assed, they had so much potential but in the end it boiled down to very tiring cliches. they completely threw the whole Ultra beast concept in the toilet they barely had anything involving their impact and destruction just a cheesy cutscene and a single UB fight they were jerking us off with the ideas of Ultra Beasts attacking and stopped halfway leaving half a erection, leaving a major disappointment

    -Team Skull though very amusing they really do anything bigger than hold up Po Town that part i liked but that was the highest point of their involvement hell

    -Ultra Space and Ultra Lusamine, NOTHING BUT EYE CANDY, They had immense Potential for a seconday Ultra Space realm where you’d navigate a bizzare world to find Guzma and Lusamine and when we got there nothing but a short strolling cutscene and a sub decent boss fight WHICH BY THE WAY didn’t even have a Nilhilego on Her team which was A TOTAL BS moment since She had only 5 Pokemon and should’ve had one on there was no reason for it not to other than sheer laziness

    – Nearly every Pokemon is competitively weak, seriously nearly all the starters have very poor stats and movepools and only like a small handful pokemon make the cut on a decent team without serious set up and carrying

    -Hyper training, They dangled this miracle service over our heads thinking it would be extremely helpful and only to find out that the currency costs a lot of time and effort to accumulate not to mention having to be level 100 is a major pain in the arse to do, AND THE SHEER FACT THAT YOU CANNOT PASS DOWN SAID HYPER TRAINING IVS IS ABSOLUTELY STUPID, THEY COULD’VE DEALT A MIGHTY BLOW THAT IS THE WORLD WIDE RELIANCE ON HACKING FLAWLESS DITTO BUT THEY SPAT UPON OUR DREAMS

    -Alola Forms, At first i accepted and enjoyed the aspect of pokemon living in such a closed and varied environment causes changes. but that changed when they started just making them change based on effects that could’ve been done anywhere IE Meowth being raised by royalty, grimer eating waste products, Geodude and Raichu didn’t even get a proper reasoning since Alolan Geodude do not mention how they squired the magnetic properties while they blatantly said fuck it to Raichu’s typing and they don’t even care

    -and lastly the unnecessary lack of special Box Wallpaper after beating the game, a tradition that existed for more than a decade squandered

    I am EarthenWarrior and this is my rant on Sun and Moon, thank you and good night

    • TheXmasMonster6893

      I have a lot of problems with what you’ve said here, but I respect your right to voice your opinion hahaha

      • EarthenWarrior

        a angry voice filled with vulgarity, spitfire and the stench of halitosis

    • MenacingCascoon

      Yea I pretty much agree with these. Honestly Nintendo just has a habit of dangling potential in our face then taking it away right before we grab it

      • EarthenWarrior

        aka jerking us off and stopping halfway

    • Fairy

      -Tbh I feel like this part is subjective, a decent few prefer shorter dexes due to being able to remember the Pokémon better. There’s also the ridiculous quality vs quantity idea, but that’s subjective. I can see why this annoyed you though.

      -I thought the story was really good, and imo they didn’t need to squeeze any more UBs in because it was already getting busy. Also, it kept a lot of them as post game surprises.

      -Ultra Space was fine as it is imo, I prefer how they didn’t just make the Distortion World v2. They focused on the character drama. Also, Lusamine used Nihilego’s venom to power up all her Pokémon.

      -The Level 100 thing is ridiculous, but if 6IVs were easy what’s the point in IVs in the first place? Competitive is meant to be hard to get into so it doesn’t get flooded with tons of noobs

      -The Alolan royal family could’ve raised Meowth in a way because it wasn’t native and didn’t treat it as it usually was, and Alola’s waste is most likely different. Furthermore, we didn’t have regional variants yet so it’s understandable why they’ve also just been done. For Geodude they probably expected you to put two and two together (probably eating diff minerals like pretty much every inorganic Pokémon seems to) and A-Raichu is clearly a joke mon.

      -Who honestly cares about such a little thing? It’s a practically useless addition that just exists for the sake of existing.

      • EarthenWarrior

        i disagree with everything u said

        • Fairy

          Kk

      • SpectralSeraph

        I will say I agree with all you said EXCEPT the bottle cap part, because they honestly feel quite pointless

      • EarthenWarrior

        How could anybody like a shorter dex, it was the reason people hated the Kalos dex

        TOO BUSY TO INCLUDE THE WHOLE FUCKING POINT OF THE STORY GET YOUR GOD DAMN HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASSHOLE

        ULTRA SPACE WAS NOT FINE, It barely impacted the overworld where it could’ve been a great idea but they half assed it because NEWSFLASH TONS OF PEOPLE LIKED DISTORTION WORLD

        And Ultra Lusamine is still fucking eye candy and the sheer fact they didn’t give her a pokemon, THE ONE THAT CAUSED HER HER IMMENSE PERSONALITY SHIFT INTO OBSESSION ON HER FINAL FIGHT TEAM WAS INEXCUSABLE Any form of denial is clear you are just blindly worshiping them to the point you cannot see the very many errors they made

        • Fairy

          -Because opinion exists you fucking fool

          -The point of the story line is Nihilego, just as there’s been legends in the past when only one is focused on per game. It’s made clear the other Beasts are collateral just as side legends have been, as Mohn was primarily looking into Nihilego and its the only one Lusamine shows interest in

          -They liked it because it was unique, genius. A rehash would’ve been much less popular especially when the DW may return this Gen

          -Her fusing with it is a much better indicator of her madness than her just using it, which is the whole point

          I’d say you’re just in a tantrum, so pot kettle black on the blind part. Your opinion isn’t objective.

          • EarthenWarrior

            I and plenty of others agree that smaller dexs are a big disappointment

            Nihilego along with the other ultra beasts where HEAVILY SQUANDERED main Game, they spent all this time telling us they were a threat and a major part of the game only to give, a single and forgettable fight which was extremely easy and that’s it, the rest were a hyped cut-scene where they barely had any gameplay to it,
            and the whole Ultra Space barely had any kinda impact since you pop in and out, no final puzzle which was also denied such as the Team Rocket HQs RB and HS, Aqua and Magma Base and Galactic HQ all final dungeons but they did not have one, no amount of story will ever substitute as a good level which is 50% of a successful game

            And Ultra Lusamine was extremely lackluster, you can sit and think i’m just being salty, ask yourself, other than a story implement how long did it last? a short transformation and once it was beaten which was stupidly easy that was it, no more after that end of story and you never go back seriosuly not having a Nihiligo is very wrong, i can’t be honestly the only one who doesn’t see this

            and i am in a tantrum because i’m one of the very few with enough guts to tell you all what they did wrong and why i hate it, how they could’ve done more but they didn’t sure you could say time restrictions but this is just half assery at their finest

        • Vlad

          I hated the small amount of Kalos Pokemon because most of them sucked and lacked potential and a lot of the designs were half assed. This generation though, the sheer quality of the gen 7 Pokemon is just outstanding. I mean yeah I wish more of them evolved but most of them are all around terrific Pokemon with some great new typings, moves, and abilitys

  • Ithsme

    TBH, there’s no way you should’ve expected number 6 to not be the case.

  • TheXmasMonster6893

    I’d say the points I agree the most with are low encounter rates. the removed features, and the lack of range of emotion from the protag. The rest I honestly don’t have a huge problem with. I really can’t say Rotom dex bugs me that much. It’s sad that they couldn’t have made it more interesting, but it’s not like it really stops anyone from ignoring it. It’s not like it’s popping up on the top screen or anything. The low encounter rates of many of the most interesting Pokemon is a real pain. Not only is it tough just simply to find Pokemon to catch them in general, but it then makes it harder to even shiny hunt too. I really do wish they had kept at least horde battles. It was so great and fun. Also the old way of fishing was good too. I finally got good at it and now I can’t use my skills hahaha Finally I think my biggest problem was the lack of emotional range from the protag. It just felt off with all the crazy stuff happening around you and your character looking like a idiot that doesn’t realize what’s going on. I hope in Stars they fix that. All of it is really forgivable tho as I love these games so much.

  • Prince Fae

    Honestly half the things some of you say you didn’t like about XY is exactly what I love about them… sure S/M had a great story and some cool pokemon, but in my opinion XY will always be superior to them. My fav games are still.

    Gen2: HGSS
    GEN6: XY
    Gen 3 and 7: RS / SM
    Gen 5: BW
    Gen 1: FRLG
    Gen 4: idc

    • TheXmasMonster6893

      If I may ask what exactly would you say puts XY over SM?

      • Prince Fae

        XY Pros: Art style (I prefer XY graphics over SM) , clothing options (females are better in XY males are better in SM), Pokemon (I liked basically all of them), the region and gyms are fantastic, the story is there but minimal yes, champion is awesome, music is fantastic, etc

        SM Pros: Some cool pokemon, some good music, HGSS balls (kinda) and an amazing story, but sadly even though its great XY still achieves more things that I love.

        Also SM was simultaneously both hard as heck and easy as heck, one version I struggled so much, while in the other I breezes through.

        And I prefer the difficulty of XY because its seems much more steady than SM’s difficulty

        • TheXmasMonster6893

          I will agree in terms of the fashion that XY offers more. As far as what you meant in terms of graphics however do you mean style or actual graphics? Because as far as actual graphics go SM were better. They had problems with frame rate, but that’s not the games fault rather it’s the 3DS’s for not be powerful enough. I you mean style are you referring to the model designs? Like do you prefer the chibi (shorter) models over the more realistic proportioned models? I will say that I like the design aspects and characters a lot of XY. I’d say however that they are very different games in terms of characters so it really is just a matter of opinion on that point. As far as difficulty I’d say I prefer SM more. Like you said it offered a harder challenge. Personally I’d rather have a game that offers some parts easy and some that are harder than a game that is consistently easy all around, but that’s just me.

          • Prince Fae

            I mean I prefer the chibi style more.

            Also hard is fine but for pokemon I play it leisurely between my two jobs so I want an easy game that I can beat and then go back to and set up for competitive.

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            Gotcha I prefer the SM kind of models, but to each their own I guess. As for difficulty I’d say that Pokemon at the end of the day will never truly be “hard” in the story. In the end you can really just grind away/have EXP share on all the time to make it easy. I will say that grinding doesn’t make it “hard” just more annoying. In the end it’s all a numbers game rather than actually being challenging lol

          • Prince Fae

            ok but SM was the first game with a difficulty that almost required you keep the exp share on and still have it be difficult, and I don’t like grinding, grinding is never fun

        • Ithsme

          Male clothing options are better in SM? Female clothing options are wayyyyyy better in both generations. Males get a lot less than females in terms of clothing.

          • Prince Fae

            no i mean that the female options are better in XY than they are in SM and that the male options suck in both but are way better in SM than in XY

          • Ithsme

            Oh, that makes sense. Honestly, I just miss jackets. It’d be so much better if half of the clothing options were tanks.

    • Haxford

      gen 7
      gen 5
      gen 4
      gen 3
      gen 6
      gen 1
      gen 2

    • Ultron
      • Prince Fae

        get over it?

        I didn’t like gen 4, it has some of my favourite pokemon, but the games were torture to play. Doesnt mean a remake cant change that though.

        • Fairy

          J
          O
          K
          E

          • SpectralSeraph

            Jangmo-O is actually the most adorable Dragon
            Or so help me god I will hunt down and
            Kill
            Every person who does not agree

        • Ultron

          Calm down, everything is in jest

          • Prince Fae

            I’m calm? nothing I said was earthen level of rage now was it?

          • Ultron

            The sass is strong with you. But yeah, no one ever really reaches earthen levels of rage here unless it’s some outsider troll

          • Prince Fae

            Im 95% sass… or maybe I’m just a b*tch, but hey, b*tches get shit done so I’m ok with that

          • Ultron

            Nah, you like pokemon so you can’t be a bitch

          • Prince Fae

            I have never heard something so misguided in my life, but thank you hahaha

          • Ultron

            I know…. 😛

          • SpectralSeraph

            Or y’know… Me when I need to explain certain things…

        • Chaos

          Finally somebody I can agree with. I like Sinnoh as a region and some of the Pokemon are cool. But DP was very very slow and tedious to play.

          • SpectralSeraph

            YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!
            I agree tooooo

          • Prince Fae

            Right? like everything about the games was fine except for the fact that walking, battling and everything all felt like it took 3000 years.

            I also didn’t like the evil team, whom I forget the name of at the moment but thats fine

          • Ultron

            I feel like every one agrees they’re slow as fuck. One of the flaws of sinnoh, depending on your opinion of how fast a game needs to be played

          • SpectralSeraph

            The Spinarak used String shot! Regions Speed fell
            The Spinarak used String shot! Regions Speed fell
            The Spinarak used String shot! Regions Speed fell
            The Spinarak used String shot! Regions Speed fell
            The Spinarak used String shot! Regions Speed fell
            The Spinarak used String shot! Sinnoh has been born!

          • Prince Fae

            honestly go back to ORAS and look at the pokemon in your PC after playing SM, they look like they are on some heavy drugs they move so fast (especially the flying ones)

          • Ultron

            Alolan pokemon are very slow…it’s not necessarily a complaint from me about these games though

          • Prince Fae

            no thats not what I mean, I mean actually slow, like the models in ORAS move way faster than they do in SM

          • Prince Fae

            in their natural state. in the PC box

          • Ultron

            Ohhh yes that is true too.

          • Chaos

            To me, this is a major thing so it stands out as a major flaw to me personally and one thing that keeps them from being great games or as good as everyone says…

          • Fairy
          • SpectralSeraph

            Getting the Bland back together

          • Chaos

            I agree i’m slow, wouldn’t say tedious though. 😉

            And bland is subjective :p

          • Fairy

            J
            O
            E
            K

          • Chaos

            Also

            J
            O
            K
            E

  • Seriously though, why do we need 100+ new pokemon per gen at this point? It would be nice, but we have over 800 pokemon. Lets go back and improve upon older ones

    • TheXmasMonster6893

      We don’t which is why GF has slowed down. I’d rather have quality over quantity every time lol

      • Yeah but everyone was so salty with the lack of pokemon this gen and in gen 6. We are nearing 1000 for god’s sake

        • TheXmasMonster6893

          It’s because people are accustom to that many. If we had that many to begin with there would be no complaints. People will just have to get over it hahaha

          • EarthenWarrior

            that kinda response makes me want to axe you in the back

          • Then Earthen, answer me… why do we need 100 pokemon per gen?

          • EarthenWarrior

            BECAUSE we need equal variety
            Answer me truthfully is it fair that some types got the better treatment and more options?
            2 Ground Types 2 rock types, 1 Ice Type, 1 Dark type and while 8 Water types and 10 fairy

            is that honestly fair?

          • Your problem is type variety not pokemon amount

          • EarthenWarrior

            AND AMOUNT INCREASES THE CHANCES FOR VARIETY

          • Fairy

            4 Ground types, 4 Rock types, 1 Ice types, 2 Dark Types

            I’m sorry but I have no sympathy for Ground and Rock its Ice that got fucked

            Also-Water: it’s literally a island chain

            Fairy: catch up

          • SpectralSeraph

            Ice is always the worst..

            Fairy is beyond Ice by now actually.. even since X and Y
            Ice needs ALL the love it can get, and Rock needs mons that aren’t trash
            But Nihilego is not trash… Beside him

          • Fairy

            TBF tho Ice is harder to just throw in any region than Fairy

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            This is true. They’re very location situational lol

          • SpectralSeraph

            I mean…. if they can pull a bullshit enough reason to make Crabominable….

          • Fairy

            Crabominable is a brilliant pun concept tho
            And I doubt they’d get away with it for like ten Pokémon

          • SpectralSeraph

            They fit a freaking Koala in Hawaii.. anything is possible at this point

          • Fairy

            The Komala isn’t a type tho

          • SpectralSeraph

            I know but if they can bullshit that, they can bullshit an ice type
            Even I could have done it

          • Fairy

            It’s not really the same thing

          • SpectralSeraph

            Than what’s X and Y’s excuse

          • Fairy

            For what? Ice-Types?

            Ones a fossil and another is in an ice cave

          • SpectralSeraph

            But they could have fit so many more

          • SpectralSeraph

            OH AND MINIOR TOO

          • EarthenWarrior

            No it is 2 Ground because that is their pre-evolved and evolved pokemon, their final form is the final product

          • Ithsme

            That’s not really how it works…

          • EarthenWarrior

            yes it does
            because if it were four pokemon they would be 4 unique pokemon
            but they are just stages
            so the final Product is Mudsdale and Pallosand which are 2 Pokemon not 4

          • Ithsme

            That’s true, but that’s not how we’re counting it I mean.

          • Fairy

            Each of those pokemon are uniquely designed and implemented

          • EarthenWarrior

            that doesn’t do it for me, because every type deserves a fair and equal amount of Pokemon you can’t expect somebody to think a good design for ONE SINGLE POKEMON would be fair to the many other types that got plenty of unique pokemon of their type , because its not fair for those who like them and wanted more of their favorite type which was not honored in this and the last gen

          • SpectralSeraph

            (Ice type noises echo)

          • Fairy

            It’s never been honoured, there was one ghost line in Gen I and one Ghost in Gen 2

            youre only now getting salty over it because your fave type is finally having its turn at being smaller

          • SpectralSeraph

            I’m more salty as to why so many types got shafted

          • EarthenWarrior

            exactly
            you can’t expect others to sit there like a dope and think having a unique design is an excuse for ONE FUCKING ICE TYPE

          • SpectralSeraph

            Yeah 🙁
            It’s really annoying how that and Dark got shafted so damn hard

          • EarthenWarrior

            dude you’re so full of shit y’know that

          • Prince Fae

            wait what pokemon are rock types in alola?

          • SpectralSeraph

            Verlisify
            Nihilego (Best Hilego)
            Minior

          • Prince Fae

            did you just….!

            I cant! Also yes, Im so sorry I forgot about Minior!!!

          • SpectralSeraph

            Did I just what?

            I forgot Minior feel bad
            Though I find Nihilego super cute

          • Chaos

            3 Steel Types. Absolutely disgusting.

          • SpectralSeraph

            D-D-Desgusting

            Also, fire types besides Salazzle would be nice

          • Chaos

            Did you just forget the Turtonator?

          • SpectralSeraph

            I did and didn’t … Once I see it do something relevant than yeah
            I mean, this WAS the first region with only two starters

          • Prince Fae

            fire types have never really gotten any love tbh

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            Oh Earthen……..you never stop from being unnecessarily violent do you? lol

          • EarthenWarrior

            UNNECESSARILY VIOLENT?

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            yup…..lol

  • ShinyXatu

    I’d like to give my two cents about the lack of returning features. They intentionally do this to give each Pokémon game it’s own unique selling point. That way, you will have a reason to play ORAS over SM, for example, rather than only playing the newest version in the series. I think the series as a whole needs this kind of approach, because it’s so easy to say “it’s just another Pokémon game”.

    • Ultron

      I disagree. I think making exclusive features is dumb. It’s 2 steps forward 1 step back everytime because something ends up being inferior. The story is what should be exclusive.

      • Ithsme

        I think if they did bring back all of the old features, we wouldn’t get so many cool new ones. Imagine having to code in the battle frontier, PWT, walking with pokemon, pokeathelon, etc. every game. On top of that, it’d be less special (but I won’t lie, I’d love it).

      • TheXmasMonster6893

        Some features make more sense to keep in certain games tho. Also it has to do with how GF want to present the games. A feature may work well for one game, but not really with others. Also in terms of how mechanics work it takes time to figure out how to do things. I wouldn’t be surprised if GF spent the entire time form HGSS to now figuring out how they’d bring back walking Pokemon.

        • Ultron

          I mean walking pokemon is just one of those aesthetic features that’s unimportant to return. But gameplay ones like the PSS and O-power is foolish to remove

          • Fairy

            Ehh TBF o-powers felt kinda game breaking at points

            Could’ve at least gave us alt experience and money features tho

          • Ultron

            Yeah money and exp are really the only important ones

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            I’d say them taking PSS out is more of preparation for Pokemon games going to a single screen. There’s a reason the bottom screen touch capabilities were so little in these games. It’s likely due to the impending knowledge of Pokemon moving to the Switch which is very much a single screen console. They have to adapt somehow.

      • Fairy

        ‘Story’

        What story? (outside of Unova and Alola)

        • Ultron

          …Platinum had a good story! But…I guess fair point

          • Fairy

            Forgot Platinum! It still had a little bit to go but I does feel like it was the kick-start of proper storytelling

    • MenacingCascoon

      I get why they do it, but it’s such an awful idea. Why would I want to go back to old games when theres a new and improved game. So what it makes some games unique? it’s still fine to say “It started in HGSS” than to say “It was only in HGSS”. It’s not fun playing a guessing game with GF whether a feature will return or not. Build off past games, not build then breakdown and rebuild

      • ShinyXatu

        Now that I think about it, I think this is exactly why they make remakes in the first place. So they can slap a new coat of paint on an old region and give it its own modern “gimmick”.

        • MenacingCascoon

          That would make perfect sense. Then make that remake gimmick never return again. Why? So you can always remember that game

      • Vlad

        Well we also have to consider that they do this on purpose to leave room for improvements for the third game/sequels

  • Who wants to give me a Bagon 😀

  • Ithsme

    Okay, how about what you loved about the games now?
    Too many to list, but these are a few that came to mind.
    – IV checker in PC
    – New pokemon are super high quality
    – Beautiful memorable region
    – CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
    – Great soundtrack
    – New pokemon low encounter rates (yeah, I liked this. I gave a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment for catching one)
    – Old characters returning with actual story (i.e. burnet and anabel)
    – Easier to obtain shiny charm
    – New shiny hunting method that can be done with almost any pokemon in the region
    – It broke the repetitive cycle that the previous games had
    – Champion title defense concept is super cool
    – Battle royales are super fun (with other players)
    – Pokepelago allows busier players to get certain advantages that they normally wouldn’t get

    Now tell me what you like! There’s way too much negativity in this article.

    • ^^^^^^^ 10/10 10/10 best game 5/5

    • SpectralSeraph

      All of this plus two amazing evil teams

      • Ithsme

        Guzma is my favorite character of these games, second favorite of the whole series (haven’t thought of the first, but I don’t want to make the commitment of calling him my favorite).

        • SpectralSeraph

          Exactly!!!!!
          He’s my first, though a few come close and
          (GASP) 6/7 contenders all come from this game

    • Chaos

      From your list, the stuff that matters to me:

      IV checker in PC
      Character Development
      Looker and Anabel UB quest
      Champion Title Defence
      Pokepelago
      Battle Royales

    • Ultron

      IV checker in the PC is golden. I really wish they would let us see exactly how many EV’s our pokemon have accumulated though…

      • Prince Fae

        same I have no idea what I’m doing training my pokemon anymore, or where their stats are at

        • Ultron

          It’s kind of bothersome tbh. Like just straight up give me a number

    • Dominic

      I would have to disagree with roughly half of those points and then the other half are also not that important to me…

  • Y’all making me so salty

    • SpectralSeraph

      (Hands you pepper)

    • Prince Fae

      I’m sorry I sh*t talked your favourite region, but at least we still love johto right? pls forgive me

      • Haxford

        for me johto is the most disliked and bland region
        *scared for the outrage*

        • Chaos

          Another person I can agree with. Johto is bottom of my list in pretty much every factor.

          • Uhg, why cant everyone agree with my opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Chaos

            Well if your opinion was right, maybe we would.

          • SpectralSeraph

            (Airhorns)

          • Haxford

            for me it’s
            alola
            unova
            hoenn
            kalos
            sinnoh
            kanto
            johto
            just region-wise, not game-wise

        • SpectralSeraph

          (Pats your head) We will be outraged at together my friend

        • Prince Fae

          I cant be mad at you though, I’m incapable of it. But hopefully someday you will see the error of your ways lol

          • Prince Fae

            don’t know why that sounded so weird, I just mean you’re too nice

          • Haxford

            haha that’s so sweet
            i like it that pokemon just gives such different regions and features and that everybody feels differently towards them

          • Prince Fae

            well we are all different

      • Ultron

        Malie city is the best Alolan city so…Johto is cool

  • SpectralSeraph

    Starstorm… I think I understand why you don’t like Toucannon… Don’t get me wrong, I adore it.. but that is how I feel toward Passimian

    • Except Passimian is cool

      • Ithsme

        Ew no

      • Chaos

        Yes. He certainly is.

      • SpectralSeraph

        He isn’t though.. he’s a trash mon, reciever is dogshit, doesn’t even get dual type, is a lazy design, and doesn’t even have a mischief aspect to it

        • Haxford

          as a gay person, the word receiver and passimians in-game stance are just so weird

          • SpectralSeraph

            I have yet to notice

      • TheXmasMonster6893

        What exactly is it about Toucannon that you don’t like again? lol

        • Everything

          – yeah I know woodpeckers are related to Toucans or whatever but come on
          – dumb face
          – dumb beak
          – another normal/flying
          – Beak blast is so annoying
          – Could’ve been a cute wood pecker

          • EarthenWarrior

            or a badass Spear Beaked bird of prey

    • Ultron

      Passimian is so disappointing. It’s not even that cool conceptually. Needed an evo for me to like it

      • SpectralSeraph

        I screamed with joy seeing a lemur but died when it all fell into place

        • Ultron

          Might’ve been cooler if it was -looks around for Earthen-

          -whispers-

          fighting/ground

          • SpectralSeraph

            I made an idea for one too of course XD

            Even Grass fighting would have worked

  • Ithsme

    This is what I have left to catch for the dex. Really not looking forward to Poni (planning to do the Tapus and UBs last).

    Alola Pokedex Remainder List
    —————————–
    AKALA
    ——–
    Marowak
    Bastiodon
    Carracosta
    Tapu Lele
    ————
    ULA’ULA
    ———-
    Tapu Bulu
    ———-
    Poni
    ——
    Snubbul
    Shellos
    Carvannha
    Wailord
    Scyther
    Scizord
    Murkrow
    Riolu
    Dragonair
    Tapu Fini
    ———–
    Other
    ——–
    Celesteela
    Guzzlord
    Cosmoem
    Necrozma

    • SpectralSeraph

      Ouch

      • Ithsme

        I mean it’s not that relatively bad, but I was hoping to get it done today. 🙁

        Plus I have geometry and chemistry exams tomorrow, which I haven’t studied for at all, oops.

        • SpectralSeraph

          I seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

          • Ithsme

            You lost me there.

          • SpectralSeraph

            I dunno?

          • Ithsme

            What?

          • SpectralSeraph

            Where? Why?

          • Ithsme

            Who?

          • SpectralSeraph

            Hau?

    • TheXmasMonster6893

      I have given up on trying to complete the dex. In less than a month I’ll have access to my entire catalog of Pokemon. The item trade Pokemon are just too much of a pain and it was hard enough back when I got them the first time. Ain’t nobody got time for that. lol For now I’ll just Masuda method breed. At the very least I’ll have that modifier until I get my shiny charm next month. Then I can effectively SOS chain and hunt for Pokemon normally lol

  • SlightlyMerryYoshi

    Beat Totem Vikavolt. Pretty easy with Minior.

    I also have one hundred thousand comments on this disqus account. I have no life.

    • Ithsme

      That’s a pretty big achievment lol

      • SlightlyMerryYoshi

        I’ll have to put it on my resume.

  • Haxford

    how would you rate the villain bosses?
    1 lusamine
    2 ghetsis
    3 guzma
    4 archie
    5 maxie
    6 lysandre
    7 cyrus
    8 giovanni

    • SpectralSeraph

      1. Guzma
      2, Guzma
      3. Guzma
      4. Guzma
      5. Guzma
      6. Guzma
      7. Guzma
      8. Archie
      9. Everyone else

    • Ultron

      1) Cyrus
      2) Ghetsis
      3) Lusamine
      4) Archie
      5) Maxie
      6) Giovanni
      7) Guzma

      8) Ugly furry lion man who stepped out of a porno

      • SpectralSeraph

        8 is cracking me up beyond belief
        (7 Angers me…)

        • Ultron

          I’m sorry baby ;-;

          • SpectralSeraph

            (craiz)

    • Prince Fae

      1. Lusamine
      2. Ghetsis
      3. Giovanni
      4. Archie
      5. Maxie
      6.Lysandre
      7. Cyrus
      8. Guzma (everything about his personality bothers me, and I would probably punch him in the face if I met him in real life)

      • Haxford

        omg our lists are identical except for giovanni and guzma who are swapped

        • Prince Fae

          true dat, tbh though archie and maxie are like the exact same I just prefer team aqua, but the only ones that matter imo are ghetsis and lusamine

    • TheXmasMonster6893

      Hmm maybe this?

      1 Lusamine
      2 Giovanni
      3 Ghetsis
      4 Guzma
      5 Cyrus
      6 Maxie/Archie (they basically had the same plan only just the opposite of each other lol)
      7 Lysandre

    • Ithsme

      Guzma
      Ghetsis
      Cyrus
      Lusamine
      Giovanni
      Maxie
      Archie
      Lysandre

    • Chaos

      1. Giovanni
      2. Lusamine/Guzma
      3. Maxie
      3. Cyrus
      5. Lysandre
      6. Ghetsis
      7. Archie

  • Prince Fae

    Plumeria should have her own game, I want to know more about her. She was part of team skull but didn’t actually do anything for them, her motives were her own

    • Fairy

      >Literally kidnaps Lillie because Guzma got told to get Cosmog

      • Prince Fae

        she’s a free spirit, she lets you go after all, thats like the only bad thing she does and even then, she’s probably doing it because she’s bored and has nothing better to do, and then after it all goes south, even though its implied she leaves team skull before everything hits the fan, she challenges the E4

        • Fairy

          That’s literally still something she does for Team Skull

          She also shows up the first time to get revenge on you for her Grunts

          Even if she left them she still worked for them

          • Prince Fae

            she cares about those grunts, we clearly got very different vibes from her, because every time she showed up she was more of an idividual than any of the other team skull members, even guzma the poser was all the same

          • Fairy

            That’s still her doing it for her team tho

          • Prince Fae

            Yes, but also no

          • Fairy

            Yes, and literally yes.

            She cares for her team, and is thus acting on their behalf. Regardless of how ‘individual’ she is

          • Prince Fae

            I don’t think you’re getting what I’m saying, and thats ok most people don’t, but ok whatever floats your boat its not really important anyways

          • Fairy

            I really don’t because you said she didn’t do anything for Skull when she very clearly does

          • Prince Fae

            you have to think out of the box, I don’t mean that she doesnt “actually” do anything for team skull, I’m saying that while she may carry out the orders they give her she is actually doing those things for herself because she is not a person that will do something she doesnt want to, which is why she straight up left the group when she no longer wanted to be part of what they stood for

  • Haxford
    • Ultron

      It’s so detailed compared to the other UB’s….only Guzzlord and Buzzwole come close

      • Fairy

        Tbh i feel Guzzlord could do with being simpler 😡

        The detail on Steela and Zwole makes appreciate how the Ultra Beasts give GF some leeway with Pokémon designs

        • Ultron

          Yeah, I love that they’re different looking, but still feel like pokemon

    • Prince Fae

      you always find the best art

    • EarthenWarrior

      It needs to DIE!!! It and everyone of its kind must die

      • Fairy

        Dude it’s the twenty first century

        Dont you think that’s a bit beastist?

        • EarthenWarrior

          You do realize your talking to the guy who immediately tried to kill (and succeeded) in killing a bird that pooped on arm 2 summers ago

          • Fairy

            e-e

          • EarthenWarrior

            i had a rock wedge in my pocket, and immediately hit it the second it got near me

          • Fairy

            Well, that’s not terrifying at all

          • EarthenWarrior

            also i’m in the process of getting certified in firearms

          • ReviewReviewer

            For a second I thought this was about another controversial killing/letting it live method that’s unfairly disputed.

          • SpectralSeraph

            …..
            (ANGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER)

          • Haxford

            dude wtf that’s not something to be proud of

          • EarthenWarrior

            dude it pooped on my arm, did you honestly expect me to let it live?

          • Haxford

            if it’s true you’ve lost all of my respect

          • Fairy

            Yes

            You’ve probably got your shit on your caretakers as a baby and they didn’t kill you

          • InfinityD4

            I Fully Expected you to be mad, but IT’S A GODDAMN BIRD MAN! Also this makes me imagine a you Rampaging through the Woods with the grace of a Really Angry Rhino on Steroids.

          • EarthenWarrior

            look it was a one time deal,

          • Just because a bird pooped on your arm doesn’t mean you should kill it.

          • EarthenWarrior

            relax it was just a pigeon

          • SpectralSeraph

            It was still alive

          • Fairy

            It’s still a living creature

            And you didn’t even kill it for meat or for your own safety (wether it carried diseases or would’ve straight up killed or badly hurt you). Its death was senseless.

          • Haxford

            i know right…
            i don’t get how you can just think about killing an animal and then act upon it

          • SpectralSeraph

            Honestly, I’m kinda f**ked up… I just don’t act on stuff

          • Haxford

            well that’s the difference

          • SpectralSeraph

            Yeah…

          • EarthenWarrior

            well i did, that was a one time deal, and i’m not gonna sit there and dwell on something is did in the past

            I intentionally killed a bird, its over, what are the repercussions to affect me now, none

          • SpectralSeraph

            …..

          • Fairy

            It’s still disgusting

          • EarthenWarrior

            well tough, the world ain’t always a pleasant place, some people do bad things, and i did, its over, am i gonna do it again, probably not

          • Fairy

            No excuse for your actions

          • Haxford

            well you’re even talking about it like it’s a good thing you did
            ‘You do realize your talking to the guy who immediately tried to kill (and succeeded) in killing a bird that pooped on arm 2 summers ago’
            ‘relax it was just a pigeon’
            ‘dude it pooped on my arm, did you honestly expect me to let it live?’

            it just tells me that you haven’t learned much from it and that you are a very weird person. it literally disgusts me that you’re talking about it this way. im not a tree hugger but you don’t seem to get that it’s very disturbing what you did.

          • EarthenWarrior

            i just don’t care, because it was over 2 years ago,

          • Haxford

            okay. just letting you know i’ve lost all respect i had for you.
            hope you won’t do it again (well you probably won’t, right?)

          • EarthenWarrior

            of course not, it was a stupid bad thing, and i’m not going to let that define me

          • InfinityD4

            Earthen, Murdering Small Animals… isn’t that a sign of a serial killer? also I’m not Suprised.

          • EarthenWarrior

            animal, one, non-plural
            and its even classified a pest species

          • Fairy

            Pest because of its number, not because it threatens human life or health

          • SpectralSeraph

            Damn man… it just had to be a bird you killed huh…

          • Ultron

            Did you just have a gun sitting around like wtf, man.

          • EarthenWarrior

            flew by, had a rock and miraculously winged it, it was stunned and i left it there
            who knows maybe it lived or died

          • Ultron

            I would think it lived if it just looked stunned

          • Fairy

            That’s worse

            If it died, it was suffering and helpless before it died.

            If it lived, it was still attacked and probably hurt for a long time by someone who could’ve just walked away

            Ffs you could’ve at least got help

          • EarthenWarrior

            look i’ll tell you a story, i actually tried to save a bird that got wanged by a door in main street years ago, stole a shoe box from the store it crashed into and carried it around since it it had a broken neck, i called animal control and they told me that they don’t send help to common bird injuries i left the bird at the park under a bush it didn’t move much and it could barely fly straight i couldn’t help it nor help was coming for it, they’re just not receptacle to help when injured, sad but thats the world we live in

      • Vlad

        I agree. Celesteala is a hot ass mess. Every time I see it it just makes my eyes hurt. How is THAT a living creature? I don’t like any of the ultra beast design wise. Except guzlord. That guy is cool

        • ReviewReviewer

          They were purposely made to be over designed as they’re you know, not actually regular Pokemon.

    • Fairy

      Love this bamboo spaceship >w<

    • ReviewReviewer

      Celesteela scares me D:

  • SpectralSeraph

    I REMEMBERED SOMETHING
    I read something off TV tropes about Sun and Moon… and I really think it sounds VERY true

  • SpectralSeraph

    Wait… Gladion temporarily worked for team skull who worked for Lusamine.. I get the argument that will be made but…

  • Ultron

    Why do the thug/punk trainer class in this game look like they’re members of team skull?

    • Fairy

      I think they’re imitating them and are too cowardly to join them, or used to used to be former members

      • Ultron

        It’s certainly interesting…would’ve liked maybe a passing remark about it 😮

        • Fairy

          Same, but we see Plumeria bossing two of them about in the credits

    • Prince Fae

      some of them are members, there is one who works for the Mallows restaurant after she quits team skull

      • Ultron

        I’ll have to pay closer attention when I play through moon

    • Fairy
      • Haxford

        the latter looks like plumeria got some weed and drinks and then woke up the next morning after a party looking like this

        • Prince Fae

          got ….got some weed… oml….
          such innocence

        • Fairy

          Damn she must’ve woke up in Kalos because that outfit looks like she got dragged for miles

      • Haxford

        btw what’s up with those pyukumuku spikes on her head lmao

        • Fairy

          It represents her wasted potential ;=

      • Ultron

        Second one looks like she came real close to OD-ing on heroin

      • 1.yay
        2. NOOOOOO

    • InfinityD4

      because they low-key are?

      • Ultron

        Probably tbh

  • Uhggg where do you ctch Slowpoke?

  • Dominic

    My only real issue was the lack of “shock and awe” world building. Everything was very nicely rendered but it also all felt very familiar. There wasn’t that magic moment of biking around the Eiffel tower and then going to a poke-cafe or going on a poke-cruise around lower Manhattan at sunset.

    • InfinityD4

      Not Enough Detail, THE FUCKING VOLCANO IS LIKE 3 FUCKING PARTS.

      • Dominic

        … Do you know how many volcanoes they’ve had in Pokemon

        • InfinityD4

          A fair few, and they’re longer areas than that one.

  • Golden_Monferno

    I finally finished the Ash Greninja drawing, took about 7 hours, but I think it was definitely worth it: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c8c99d329f28e64aa60d04b6aa4f91ce32b5737a9b931f7d1365d7acec7cdba.png

    • SpectralSeraph

      YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo

      • Golden_Monferno

        Thanks!

        • SpectralSeraph

          Yw!

          • Golden_Monferno

            If you want, since I’m back into drawing now, I can draw you Marshadow

          • SpectralSeraph

            (Happy squeal)

          • Golden_Monferno

            XD

          • SpectralSeraph

            My life will be complete!

    • ITS GOOOODD

      • Golden_Monferno

        Thank you!

    • Fairy

      It’s all around a great drawing, it forgive me if this sounds weird but holy crap I love the glow effect

      • Golden_Monferno

        Lol thanks, what I did was I used the pencil utensil because it wasn’t as concentrated, but more scattered and transparent

  • SpectralSeraph

    Omg… I just got a small reason to look forward to Sinnoh Remakes XD

    • ok just say it then dont make us ask

      • SpectralSeraph

        A few actually
        1. New Megas are possible
        2. 7th gen graphicsStark Mountain
        3. 7th gen graphics Snowpoint temple
        4. Possibility of a Giratina aftergame similar to delta episode

        • EarthenWarrior

          feh i’ve lost hope in Pokemon

          • SpectralSeraph

            For me? Not in the slightest

          • All 4 of those were the best thing ever though

        • Fairy

          Tbh I’m hoping we get a Platinum remake

          The Dex and story vary way more than RS to E

          • SpectralSeraph

            Of course.. but maybe they may do a bit of both?

          • Chaos

            I’m actually hoping so too. Or at least put more of Platinum into the remakes.

            The third games is always the best in every region, except Gen 1

          • Fairy

            Well actually, our Red and Blue is based off of the Japanese third version blue and it spared us from looking at the ugly as shit Red Green models so this holds true :p

    • Fairy

      Move tutors?
      Possible walking Pokémon?
      More Flint x Volkner?

      • SpectralSeraph

        And hope they have leech seed

    • Chaos

      Flint?

      • Fairy

        ^This man has taste

      • SpectralSeraph

        (Answer is below)

  • SpectralSeraph

    Remember back around Platinum when people believed Sky Form Regigigas was a thing?

    • No

      explain?

      • Fairy

        We knew a legend was getting sky forme so the guesses were the movie stars: Shaymin, Giratina, and Regugugas

      • SpectralSeraph

        Back around the time before Platinum came out there was mention of a sky form. It was said to attribute to Shaymin or Regigigas, and some people guessed the latter

  • Freaking wonder trade. I saw a beast ball and my heart stopped because i thought I got an Ultra beat but it was just a Stuffle

    • Chaos

      Regigigas needs a complete forme. Regigod if you will

      • SpectralSeraph

        With fast start

        • Chaos

          Doubles Speed and Attack for the first 5 turns. I’m down.

          Mega Rayquaza who?

          • SpectralSeraph

            It will be sky form though

      • Ultron

        Regigigigigigiggitigod

        • SpectralSeraph

          Regigigers

    • SpectralSeraph

      Welp

  • I wish that I got into competitive around the time of gen 4. I really wanna know what the meta was like

    • Ithsme

      The entry barrier was insanely high, more so than now, and also, weather wars.

    • SpectralSeraph

      From what I hear it was
      GOH GARCHOMPPPP
      GOH SALAMENCE
      GOH CRESSELIA AND HEATRAN
      KYOOOOOOOOOGRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • Chaos

      Gen 4 was the biggest Metagame shift to date. Physical/Special split and the introduction of a plethora of new competitive moves.

      Also weather in gen 4 and 5 was incredibly powerful.

  • SpectralSeraph

    Idea I had
    Lemme know if y’all like it
    Clamperl gets two more evolutionary choices
    One where it becomes Water/Rock and stays in a shell which becomes much more fortified and defensive
    And one where the pearl transforms into a more offensive fighter

    • I think you just need to give evos to Gorebyss and Huntail instead

      • SpectralSeraph

        Oh I gave them a type change with stat buffs

        • EarthenWarrior

          if you say Water/Fairy and Water/Dark i will hit you with an oar

          • SpectralSeraph

            Water/Dark is for Huntail
            I always saw Water/Psychic for Gorebyss because it would work better, it looks all Mystic-y

          • EarthenWarrior

            fine i’ll hit you with half an oar

          • SpectralSeraph

            Nah, because I’m trying to balance out types more (Of course there is still the most for water because it is literally impossible for these sorts of things to not happen

          • EarthenWarrior

            Backhand or overhand?

          • SpectralSeraph

            ?
            Tho seriously.. I’m trying to do a very Australia like region and … well… barrier reef

          • EarthenWarrior

            then make a freaking new pokemon

          • SpectralSeraph

            I did… I made A LOT of new pokemon
            Just a lot became water type

          • Ultron

            Gorebyss also learns psychic moves

          • SpectralSeraph

            😀 exactly!

  • Wondertrade is being kind today! Rufflet, breedject Stuffle and a Porygon!

    • SpectralSeraph

      I’m gonna get shit if I try
      F**K IT IM DOING IT

    • Haxford

      nice! a week ago it was just abra abra abra in quick balls

    • and a Popplio 😀

  • Ultron

    Tell me natures to aim for for:
    Mudbray
    Fomantis
    Pikipek

    • Lonely for all hahahahahhahahahaa

      ha
      ha
      um

      • Ultron

        Ima kill you

    • SpectralSeraph

      Adamant for all

      And the one in the middle is useless right now because it gets defog off shiftry

      • Ultron

        Hm so I shouldn’t try for it till I can get a defog one?

        • SpectralSeraph

          Nope, and even than I got a Contrary one on standby and would be willing to breed you one

          • Ultron

            Alright, well guess I’ll hold off until my primarina team. And in case you’re wondering, it’s for playthrough, but I like to IV and EV perfect level 1 mon and then use playthroughs to level. I find it fun. But now I need to pick a last member for my team:
            -Incineroar
            -Golisopod
            -Mudsdale
            -Toucannon
            -Alolan Raichu
            -Shiinotic or Kommo-o??? Thoughts?? Other suggestions?

          • SpectralSeraph

            Kommo-O!!!!!!!!

          • Ultron

            Well, good thing I got a 5IV one off of wonder trade

          • SpectralSeraph

            😀

          • Ultron

            Adamant?

          • SpectralSeraph

            Jolly is nicer

          • Ultron

            Thank ya

          • SpectralSeraph

            Yw, and mainly that’s cause of the infamous D-Dance

      • I’m so salty that Lurantis is about to out perform Tsareena

        • Fairy

          Leaf Blade

          • If Tsareena could just get Agility it would be fine >:(

          • Fairy

            Actually it’s P. Good because it has better stats, moves and utility

            Lurantis has a better stab and boosting

  • SpectralSeraph

    I just randomly got a mismagius on WT
    …That’s random as hell

  • Move tutors… please… save my girls Tsareena and Primarina

    • SpectralSeraph

      And Decidueye! WE ALL JUST WANT LEECH SEED

      • EarthenWarrior

        but Leech Seed isn’t a tutor move,

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Primarina just needs Hyper Voice I think. Would be cool if Tsareena got Blaze Kick.

      • Fairy

        It has it :p

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Oh it does? Well perhaps a form of recovery then. I haven’t studied it much since I have no plans to use it.

      • It should’ve gotten Pixilate instead of Liquid Voice. It needs refresh and/or Aqua Ring. Tsareena not getting blaze kick confuses the hell out of me. Is it like maybe a bank egg move?

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I think it would be listed. Tutor is the only way I can see it getting it as of now

          • MelloMori

            That, or if they give it Blaze Kick in the next games like they often do with pokemon. Not via tutor, but changing its leveling moves as it often happens to either fix a pokemon, or make it more balanced.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I really hope they do this for alot of gen 7 ‘mon. Lycanroc not learning Dig irks me, even if it isn’t useful. I’d prefer Earthquake of course.

  • SpectralSeraph

    I GOT A DRATINI OFF WONDER TRADE

    • I GOT A….makuhita

      • EarthenWarrior

        I got a roggenrola….

    • SpectralSeraph

      And it’s… Adamant?

      • Golden_Monferno

        Well that’s good

        • SpectralSeraph

          I dunno how that will work

          • Fairy

            It’s the only viable Dragonite

            Lum Roost/DD/Physical/Physical

            Of course it’d like ES

          • SpectralSeraph

            I’ve never run a Dnite tbh

  • Fairy

    So I just realised

    Sparkling Aria and Liquid Voice Hyper Voice have the same power -__-

    • SpectralSeraph

      Yup, both hit behind Sub too, I saw it in a Shadypenguinn video

    • I KNOW RIGHT ITS THE MOST POINTLESS ABILITY EVER
      It makes me so angry. What were they thinking? Oh lets give the best starter a terrible ability and no reliable recovery options to back up its stats!

      • SpectralSeraph

        (Pointless ability)
        Long Reach exists
        Helps Decidueye not take contact from leaf blade and brave bird which are almost never used anyways

        • Ultron

          Still better than liquid voice tho

          • SpectralSeraph

            Stall

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Best starter in your opinion ¬_¬

        Long Reach isn’t looking that amazing either tbh.

        • SpectralSeraph

          Exactly

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It may even turn out Incineroar has the best one just because Intimidate is generally useful. Honestly I’d consider running the standard abilities on all 3.

          • SpectralSeraph

            It has the best ability but is the worst of the three

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah, it’s a shame. Actually I think Overgrow could be excellent on Decidueye. I think with the lower speed of these 3 the abilities are more likely to activate. At least Decidueye can Roost after.

          • SpectralSeraph

            Yeah :3

          • Ultron

            Why would you not run leaf blade or brave bird on decidueye though?

          • SpectralSeraph

            it’s meant as defensive

          • Ultron

            I mean you could run it offensive, it’s just slow and too fast for trick room.

          • SpectralSeraph

            You shouldn’t though… it doesn’t … not without baton

          • Ultron

            Tbh if it had like arena trap (because of being able to shoot fleeing foes with arrows) it would help it offensively. I mean, I guess spirit shackle does the same thing, but they could still switch

          • SpectralSeraph

            It would be better if it had Leech seed… a perfect staller

          • Ultron

            Yes 🙁

          • Monkeyfuzz

            You might but Overgrow is still more useful. You may hit abilities or RH but that damage can be Roosted off, meanwhile your Leaf Blade could be boosted by Overgrow.

    • Ultron

      I was wondering how liquid voice even works, like does it just vommit up water and sing at the same time??

      • Fairy

        I mean I guess it’s some sort of magic aura shiz?

        Still shit tho

  • SpectralSeraph

    Just got a relaxed French Smeargle with thundershock… what is life?

    • Fairy

      You should feel hon hon honoured

      • SpectralSeraph

        It’s not named Baguette

      • Il est vraiment pénibl

    • EarthenWarrior

      a pitiful miserable existence

  • SpectralSeraph

    Just got a Dewpider… Coolio

    • SpectralSeraph

      Ahaha… It’s timid… ITS F**KING TIMID WHAT MORON BRED THIS?!

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Someone random breeding for nature I assume, pre-everstone.

        • SpectralSeraph

          That is too trash for words

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It is not my preferred method but it has its’ merits if you can’t get a parent with the correct nature and can’t be arsed to synchro one.

  • How are you even supposed to use Choice sets?

    • Ithsme

      I never use choice items, they seem like a bit of a waste to me. Some people really like them though.

      • SpectralSeraph

        On certain mons (IE: YOUR BOI ARAQUANID) They are incredible

      • Chaos

        On something’s Choice sets are amazing. Choice Band Scizor for example cos it has U-Turn to abuse with a crazy high Attack stats as well.

    • MelloMori

      Pretty simple. Do you have a pokemon that can basically wreck house with one move but just needs more speed or attack? Give it a choice item and send it out on a suicide mission.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      It requires more switching than you may do otherwise. Often U-turn or Volt-Switch are added so you can do some damage before you switch if not already locked into another move. I prefer other items tbh.

    • Chaos

      Best use is late game in my opinion.
      See what the opponent has left, see which moves hits everything for at least neutral. Select move. Watch everything die.

      Also to use them properly requires a lot of prediction, switching around until you’re in a good position. U-Turn and Volt Switch work well with choiced sets.

  • SpectralSeraph
    • Fairy

      Noice

      • SpectralSeraph

        I NEEDED THIS!!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Will you breed it? If you breed me a Male I can breed you a Male in an Apricorn or Dream Ball for you when transfer is available.

      • SpectralSeraph

        Of the Vulpix?

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Yeah, or something else if you prefer, I have all Apricorn ‘mon from HGSS, all Safari and Sport Ball Pokemon and most Dream Ball Pokemon.

          • SpectralSeraph

            Hmmm

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I’ve collected and traded ALOT.

          • SpectralSeraph

            Awesome ;3

    • EarthenWarrior

      i got like 4 of those

    • SpectralSeraph

      Still, those moves and nature

    • ReviewReviewer

      It’s not a shiny?

      • SpectralSeraph

        It has a every move I wanted on it competitively

  • Fairy

    It’s weird thinking how actually playing the game changes your mind on Pokémon

    Like for the starters I preferred

    Rowlet > Popplio > Litten
    Brionne > Dartrix > Torracat
    Primarina > Decidueye > Incineroar
    (Switch Prima and Deci when they leaked)

    Now its

    Popplio > Rowlet > Litten
    Brionne > Torracat > Dartrix
    Primarina > Incineroar > Decidueye

    • SpectralSeraph

      Crai)

  • Guys I really want to start wondertrading haunters with everstones

    • SpectralSeraph

      Please don’t

    • Fairy

      Do it

    • Ultron

      Name it “TROOOOOOOLL”

      • Fairy

        No

        Name then Gengar XD

    • Ithsme

      How do you plan on supplying yourself with ever stones?

    • MelloMori

      Er…Does that even work? I could have sworn people have tested that and it actually doesn’t stop the evo.

  • SpectralSeraph

    YES!!! I GOT A BELDUM

    • Chaos

      Yesss..

      • SpectralSeraph

        Lemme see this beautiful nuggets nature
        This should hold me over till I can transfer my shiny from ORAS

        • SpectralSeraph

          EYYYYYYY!! JOLLY!

        • Chaos

          I already have a Jolly Metagross EV trained and ready to kick some ass. Also purchased his Mega Stone today.

          • SpectralSeraph

            😀

      • MelloMori

        Yay~ Now if only the gave it the buff it sorely needs.

        • Chaos

          Like a better HA

          • MelloMori

            Or just giving steel a resistance to ghost again given removing both ghost and dark pretty much prevents the pokemon from ever being useful.

          • Fairy

            But Steel needed a nerf to balance its buff

          • Chaos

            Ice and Grass should be Neutral against Steel.

          • Fairy

            Both make more sense than an iron alloy being resistant to spirits/the undead/black magic and evil

          • Chaos

            True, but both those types need a buff.

          • MelloMori

            Easy argument would be technology will always conquer the paranormal, or and that Dark would again go back to the whole evil concept, being that evil really can’t do anything to rock hard metal, though dark is the one that I struggle to justify a reason for it to resist.

          • Fairy

            Steel isn’t just technology though, that’s spread out between a few types (namely normal, Steel and electric)

          • Chaos

            To be fair the only reason Steel even resisted Ghost is cos it was an extremely strong Type in Gen 1, and they needed to balance it Gen 2.

            It also resisted Dark cos otherwise the only thing that would resist Dark would be itself and fighting. This was changed in Gen 6 cos now we also Fairy to resist Dark so it made sense to reduce one of Steels resists since it has so many.

          • Fairy

            Oh no I get it for the past but now that it’s not necessary there was no sense in keeping them

          • Chaos

            Yeh, I kind of agree with that. Steel definitely needed to lose some resistance. Unfortunately it was just bad news for Metagross who gained 2 weaknesses in the process.

          • EarthenWarrior

            no it wasn’t it only had Night Shade and Lick they added Steel to resist the normal types

          • Fairy

            They added Steel to nerf Psychic

          • Chaos

            Steel and Dark we’re both mainly to nerf Psychic, but you can’t argue that Ghost was also powerful considering it only had one immunity and no resists. Of course they were gonna add more Ghost moves and therefore needed it balanced a bit.

          • MelloMori

            Yeah that’s true to a degree, but at the same time its pretty clear that its the closest to technology. Really the main standouts that aren’t are things like rotom, which simply possesses tech, and Porygon which is just Data given life. Its a glorified Digimon before Digimon was a thing. Steel though, while pretty broad in concept, is the one that does have pokemon like Magnamite and Klink, or even Honeedge that do represent technology to some degree.

            And while I openly agree that the logic behind removing those two resistances makes sense, in practice it clearly hasn’t worked as well as I imagined that had hoped for.

          • MelloMori

            I’d agree with ice(letting ice keep its weakness to steel though, but can’t really agree with Grass. Grass really doesn’t have much of an advantage over metal in any sense. Unless your trying to go with the idea of the land reclaiming itself, which a’d argue more fits with ground types.

  • joker901

    Anyone has pokerus?? I can give you a 6ivs modest popplio with max evs in sp. att.

    • Ithsme

      I can give you a Lumineon with pokerus! FC?

      Mine is: 4785-4857-4656

      • joker901

        mine is 0232 8742 7905

        • Ithsme

          Great! I’m online whenever you’re ready. My IGN is Andrew.

          • joker901

            thanks!

          • Ithsme

            Yw! Thank you for the Popplio, I’ll put it to good use! 😀

  • Ultron

    What’s the best nature for Kommo-o?

    • Ultron

      Ooops meant ability

      • SpectralSeraph

        Soundproof for that Pixilate hyper!!! 😀

        Though both work

        • EarthenWarrior

          which don’t exist in Sun and Moon until bank

          • SpectralSeraph

            But it’s good in preparation
            And also it has a lot of other… strange uses

          • EarthenWarrior

            face it Kommo-o is shit
            it can only run two things
            DDancer physical which leaves you with only 2 predictable moves and one coverage

            or a one trick pony special

          • SpectralSeraph

            True, I”m just defending Soundproof over Bullet

        • SpectralSeraph

          Which also lets you be immune to heal bell (I think it stops it)
          Bug Buzz
          Parting Shot
          Noble Roar
          Snarl
          And the clanging scales of other Kommo-O’s

          • EarthenWarrior

            which do nothing to it since who runs parting shot or nobel roar honestly
            and bug Buzz is useless on a fighting type

            honestly they’re crappy abilities, you should hunt down an overcoat

          • SpectralSeraph

            Clanging is nice in fights though
            And Parting shot is actually a common thing on Silvally

          • EarthenWarrior

            and risk that defense drop

          • Fairy

            Z-Parting Shot is amazing

            And Bulletproof stops commonly used moves such as Sludge Bomb and Shadow Ball

          • EarthenWarrior

            i hate Z-Status moves, its just cheating

          • Fairy

            No its not

            It’s literally a game mechanic

          • EarthenWarrior

            i mean some of them are just really op, Z-Splash a hyper swords dance Z-conversion a free boost to everything, its just so much that didn’t need to happen

          • Fairy

            You have to sacrifice another Z-Move for it tho

            And if you switch its wasted

          • EarthenWarrior

            fair, but did you see Gourgiest’s Z-Trick or treat?

          • Fairy

            1move doesn’t break a system

            Also Gourgeist itself is a shit mon if it goes down before it’s Z Move it’s a waste

          • Fairy you are really killing me today

          • Fairy

            I like it but its bad competitively

          • EarthenWarrior

            then lets kill him

          • If he confesses that Gardevoir is amazing then we can spare him

          • Fairy

            It’s shit until it Megas

          • EarthenWarrior

            screw that, i just want to simultaneously get rid of him and feed my dark passenger

          • SpectralSeraph

            Gourgeist is actually not that bad, I can vouch for it being good
            I made it work in OU… like really well

          • SpectralSeraph

            True, So i mean both have their uses

          • Monkeyfuzz

            You can freely switch in on a known Bug Buzz, Pheramosa uses it to name one common one. Z-Parting Shot seems to be a thing now.

          • SpectralSeraph

            Exactly
            It also is such a nice move to dick on Silvally, and catches certain mons off guard

      • Fairy

        I’d say Bulletproof

        Nothing to lose as they fire away, fire away

    • Fairy

      May sound surprising, but I’d say something that makes it specially orientated or mixed. It has no good physical fighting stab

      • SpectralSeraph

        Focus miiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssssss

        • Fairy

          Better than Sky Uppercut :p

          • SpectralSeraph

            I mean, I like D-dance

      • Ultron

        Wow how does it not have close combat

        • SpectralSeraph

          Move Tutors will probably save it

          • EarthenWarrior

            doubt it, the best is Drain Punch if we’re lucky but even that can’t be effective until it gets a DDance in

          • SpectralSeraph

            Might get super power
            Or maybe they’ll add something new

          • Fairy

            Shell Smash? Some Kommo-o in the tree use it

          • SpectralSeraph

            I wish XD

          • EarthenWarrior

            how would it get shell smash from a Move Tutor?
            it doesn’t even have a shell to smash

          • Fairy

            Tell that to the battle tree Kommo-o

          • EarthenWarrior

            what does that even mean

          • Fairy

            Kommo-o in the Battle Tree use it

          • EarthenWarrior

            you’re shitting me, must be an illegal move

          • Fairy

            They’ll usually add moves like that legally later tho

          • SpectralSeraph

            Earthen, In battle one I fought a Stall Walrein with stockpile, rest, snore, and Body slam… The snore always flinches

          • EarthenWarrior

            30% chance
            that’s fairly low but extremely possible

          • SpectralSeraph

            Oh, but it happened EVERY SINGLE TIME

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Damn hackers in the tree. I wonder if it was a developer oversight or they were just being mean.

  • I really really hope that they make a way to get all Mega Stones once bank comes out. I need Lopunny and Gardevoir so bad

    • Ultron

      Doubtful since bank cant do items

      • Chaos

        Oh that answers my question.

      • Well they also cant transfer Red and Blue pokemon but it can now so anythings possible

      • Ithsme

        GF needs to get over their fear of updates and free DLC.

        I mean, really, even if it’s just minor text fixes, like the error in Malie City.

        • what error?

          • Ithsme

            They called either sunny day or rain dance an ability, can’t remember which.

    • Chaos

      Does Bank allow the transfer of items?

  • Fairy

    Okay no I’m really liking Torracat

    Nice stats, design that isn’t too complex but still a Pokémon design

    I still like Popplio line more but I actually feel more connected to my Torracat since it doesn’t have a shitty nature and I didn’t have to reset for it to be female (and I don’t mind male or female for Cat)

    • Ultron

      And then….it evolves

      • Fairy

        And I’ll love her anyway

        Tbh I’m a big softie for anything I use in game, hated Drudiggon until I used it

    • Chaos

      I actually really liked Torracat since I first saw it. Easily the best middle stage of the starters. Unfortunately still not too fond of its evolution.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Torracat>Dartrix>Brioche.

        • Chaos

          Basically. I lost all interest in Popplio when it evolved…

          How does such a good basic starter turn into that…urgh.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I’m more at peace with it than I was. It’s tied for worst Water starter for me now, though only because of how much I feel Dewotts’ potential was wasted when it became Samurott.

  • Ultron

    I’m actually considering using Bewear over Kommo-o now. That movepool is butt

    • Ithsme

      Use Komala!

      • ^^^^^^^^^^ DO ET

      • Ultron

        I really don’t like it thoughhhh. I’m not too fond of bewear either though, but its defense is scary

    • SpectralSeraph

      Use Bruxish

      • VVVVVVVVVVVVVVV DONT DO ET

        • Fairy

          It’s actually decent tho

          • Yeah but its ugly af

          • Fairy

            So is Gardevoir and you don’t see me complaining

            It gits gud when it MEs tho

          • I was goona get some fan art to argue with you but then all i see is pokemon tits so im just going to say your opinion is dumb and so is your face and leave it at that

          • EarthenWarrior

            ^ a million times

          • Fairy

            It’s a waifumon that looks like you could place it any monster anime and it’d work

          • Its a waifumon for a reason because its perfect. hm.. that sounded bad but whatever

          • Fairy

            EWW

          • Chaos

            Eh…Gardevoir is a cool Pokemon. My second favourite all time Pokemon in fact.

            Despite its popularity with creepy internet people, which is probably the worst thing about it (man I hate those people).

          • I just wish it wasn’t the first result when you search it. Like, at least make me scroll down a bit

      • Ithsme

        Doesn’t fill the same niche

        • SpectralSeraph

          I know

      • Ultron

        Hell nah, using Golisopod as my water

        • SpectralSeraph

          I hope that was a typo for Araquanid
          Seriously that is a good cho– wait what starter?

          • Fairy

            They have different niches

          • Ultron

            Litten. I very much like araquanid, but I want to try golisopod first

          • SpectralSeraph

            L-Litten?! WHY!?!?!

          • Ultron

            Well I’m not doing popplio right now cause I want to do golisopod lol. I’m going to try and cherish my time with torracat

          • SpectralSeraph

            Don’t ever evolve it

          • Fairy

            Use one and get back to me

          • SpectralSeraph

            I have, I have a competitive one named John Cenya

          • Fairy

            In-game

          • SpectralSeraph

            I would but I can’t stand looking at it

          • Fairy

            It’s like dipping your toe in water

            You’ll get used to it

          • SpectralSeraph

            I won’t…. All I feel is anger looking at it
            I even got used to Bewear.. this is a step too far

          • Fairy

            Don’t know unless you try

            I used to hate Fairies until I caught my first Flabébé

          • SpectralSeraph

            I mean.. I just can’t like it… I doubt I’ll ever even try.. i’d rather drink battery acid

          • Fairy

            Literally what I said about Fairies

          • SpectralSeraph

            I know I know

          • Fairy
          • SpectralSeraph

            ….I can’t see you

          • Fairy

            Because I’m ascended into the light

          • SpectralSeraph

            Ear

          • Fairy

            Maybe you’ll warm up to Ciny like I did? :p

          • Ultron

            Maybe…. :/

  • Oh, for all of you training in Poni Gauntlet, you can heal your pokemon by just dropping them in the PC and taking them out!

    • Chaos

      Yeh, I do this.

      • I think it may actually be faster than the pokemon center but I’m not sure

        • Chaos

          Can be cos you can only heal one if you want and you don’t have to go through the whole dialogue and animation

  • SpectralSeraph

    I JUST GOT A ROGGENROLA IN A MASTER BALL!!!! WTF?!

    • Prince Fae

      SHUT UP!!! SO DID I THE OTHER DAY!!! AND I TRADED THAT THING RIGHT BACK!!!

      • SpectralSeraph

        OMG REALLY?! WHEN?!
        OT?!

        • SpectralSeraph

          Wait you just said when

        • Prince Fae

          I didn’t look at the OT but I saw a masterball on it and something seemed fishy so I didn’t want to risk it

          • SpectralSeraph

            Ah
            Mine was 100% legit

          • Prince Fae

            I mean, but how would you know right?

          • SpectralSeraph

            I mean
            It was caught in the normal area at the normal level

      • Prince Fae

        actually wait mine was a boldore

    • thegreatcarbinkle

      10/10 for comedy value

      • SpectralSeraph

        I dun understand

    • Golden_Monferno

      Well… That’s a bit of a waste for the best Poke Ball in the world

  • Ultron

    Why tf is crabominable only in the water 3 egg group. Also, does Bewear need ice or thunder punch?

    • Prince Fae

      the egg groups this gen have been confusing me a lot

      • Ultron

        It is a crab but it can’t swim. Smh

        • Fairy

          It still evolved from an aquatic creature

          Real question is why Archeops is in a Water egg group iirc

          • EarthenWarrior

            at first i was gonna say you meant to say Anorith but i’ll be damed it is there…..

          • thegreatcarbinkle

            fossil found in water?idk

          • Ultron

            Good ass question

          • Ultron

            But coconut crabs can’t actually swim

          • Fairy

            It’d still have the majority of the genetics of its aquatic ancestors

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It’s a crustacean, all crustaceans are water 3 egg group.

    • SpectralSeraph

      Gardevoir can screw Chandelure, does more need to be said?

    • EarthenWarrior

      The Water 3 Egg Group is mostly characterized by its members’ resemblance to aquatic invertebrates; most are Water types. This group also includes a number of Fossil Pokémon, totaling a little more than half of them.

      • Ultron

        Drapion is surprising

        • EarthenWarrior

          well Scorpions aren’t too far off from crustaceans

          • Ultron

            Yeah, there used to be an underwater scorpion-like species a long time ago I believe

    • MelloMori

      personal opinion, I like thunder punch more. Generally better for coverage against flying and Primirina.

  • thegreatcarbinkle

    does anybody has a male impish pokemon that is on the field egg group?

  • Ultron

    Fuck it, I’m using mimikyu

    • ITS THE BEST

    • Fairy

      WOOOO

    • thegreatcarbinkle

      boo

    • EarthenWarrior

      i look forward to heavy slamming it

      • thegreatcarbinkle

        twice

      • Golden_Monferno

        I feel like Corkscrew Crash might be more effective

        • Chaos

          It’s not worth wasting on something that dies to a Steel move anyway.

          • Golden_Monferno

            I mean just saying, if it’s maxed out in HP or in defenses and survives a Steel type attack, then the option of using Corkscrew Crash could be better

        • EarthenWarrior

          dude Heavy slam is 120 on a Mimikyu

      • Ultron

        Not before…wood hammer twice

        • EarthenWarrior

          on a Aggron?

          • Chaos

            Mega Aggron*

          • EarthenWarrior

            no i run a Weakness Policy Sturdy Aggron
            but i do like my Rock head head Smash one

          • thegreatcarbinkle

            the only way to use an aggron

          • Ultron

            Bring ittt. Besides I’m creating a balanced team using new mons, there wasn’t much choice

          • EarthenWarrior

            alright then you gotta only use new mons

    • Chaos

      Burn it!!!

      • Ultron

        Tbh it’s kinda cute.

  • Prince Fae

    just curious but are Inceneroar and Deciduei’s images present in the overworld somewhere like Primarina’s is?

    • TheXmasMonster6893

      Where is there an image of Primarina?

      • Prince Fae

        the water in Malie garden is in the shape of Primarina, when you look at it on the rotom dex lower screen

        • MenacingCascoon

          Its actually a Gyarados

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            I still don’t know if I see Gyarados even….I mean I get how people would see that I guess..but my eyes just won’t let it fully become Gyarados

          • Prince Fae

            which is why it looks exactly like Primarina and not gyarados at all

          • MenacingCascoon

            There is someone who quizzes you over it in game and its Gyarados

          • Prince Fae

            >.> then game freak is wrong…

          • Prince Fae

            I will never forgive… I will never forget…

  • Golden_Monferno

    What’s everyone’s Top 3 best nicknames for a Pokemon?

    • SpectralSeraph

      Uncle Drampa (Drampa)
      Lip Service (Bruxish)
      Lillie’s Fursona (Nihilego on Showdown)

      • Golden_Monferno

        The last one cracked me up 😂

        • SpectralSeraph

          😀

    • 1. Wicked the Litwik
      2. Stitch the Mimikyu
      3. water gun the Squirtle (from when I was super young playing Red)

    • Fairy

      Caesar the Primarina
      Rosa the Roserade (Judge meh)
      Jasper the Sandslash

    • thegreatcarbinkle

      knightmare the chespin
      ghowl the decidueye
      and some people know him here, flappybird the porygonz

      • Golden_Monferno

        I actually named my Pidgeot the same thing as your Porygon Z in my Red run lol

    • Prince Fae

      1. Shampoo – Kyogre
      2. Mozzarella – Groudon
      3. Bonnet – Shiinotic

      but I nickname all of my pokemon so these are just my favs

    • EarthenWarrior

      Sherman Chesnaught
      Unbearable Bewear
      Mudjack Horseman Mudsdale

    • MelloMori

      1. Electivre – Toshinori
      2. Empoleon – Palamedes
      3. Tapu Koko – Chili Pepper(Lazy, but the resemblance is uncanny and completely unintentional to his name.)

  • Fairy

    Okay how have people not talked about Z-Work Up in game

    It’s early and it’s amazing there

    • Effect?

      • Fairy

        Basically Swords Dance + 1Sp Attack

        • meh, Swords dance or Nasty plot would be better.

          • Fairy

            Where are you getting those on Melemele?

          • MelloMori

            Pichu get’s nasty plot fairly early, and even then getting some early doesn’t make it good. +2 for a z move kinda sucks in competitive and mixed attackers really aren’t viable in the current meta.

          • Fairy

            Getting something early makes it good for early game -_-

            And Pichu doesn’t get work up? (iirc)

            My whole point is that it’s SD early in the game when you’re also more likely to be mixed

          • Fairy

            Also said nothing about competitive but okay

          • MelloMori

            Yes its SD early, but when do you ever use set up moves in the early game? And yeah you didn’t. I didn’t see the last word of your sentence saying “there”. I thought you just meant in general that it was amazing.

          • Fairy

            Different people play the game differently? I know I’ve used set up early, it’s literally how I just beat Hala

          • MelloMori

            Fair enough, but early game doesn’t seem to really require it. Personally the only time I ever needed to set up was against Totem Wishiwashi, and with Hala I could easily body him with Dartrix. But everyone has a different experience I suppose.

          • Fairy

            👍👍

  • MenacingCascoon

    Whaaaaat BoA ended. I didnt even get all my battles. So well
    I ended with 24:12 w:l ratio. So im very proud

    • thegreatcarbinkle

      damn thats a good ratio

    • Ultron

      66%

      Grade: D

    • Prince Fae

      some of the most underrated fish imo

      • EarthenWarrior

        i think you mean the most “pathetic pieces of aquatic shit” honest mistake

        • you know you love it…. deep down?

        • Prince Fae

          show me where…

          I asked for you opinion

          • EarthenWarrior

            right here
            *Pulls down pants and moons*

          • Wow, Pokemon Moon looks really weird

          • EarthenWarrior

          • EarthenWarrior

          • ReviewReviewer

          • EarthenWarrior

            omgomgomg i wanna see sing soooo badly

          • why

          • EarthenWarrior

            because i want to?
            besides a ton of good voice actors

            Seth Macfarlen is the bad guy

          • Prince Fae

            gross

          • EarthenWarrior

            oh please that was too easy

    • also this thing eats Starmie

  • Fairy

    Night 👋

  • Can anyone trade me a magnezone then trade back? Also I need to evolve this Haunter

    • MenacingCascoon

      Sure i can

      • ok cool lemme kill this Golduck and i’ll get online

        • MenacingCascoon

          Cool just ask when you are ready

  • Ultron

    Naming my Mimikyu “used napkin”

    • nooo

      • Ultron

        Kinda fits with its backstory

    • EarthenWarrior

      i named one “Jizz Sock”

      • why do you all hate my baby

        • TheXmasMonster6893

          It’s ok I love Mimkyu lol

        • EarthenWarrior

          T_T it knows what it did

        • Ultron

          It’s actually growing on me. It appears to be one of the best new pokemon this gen competitively

      • Ultron

        Ew

    • thegreatcarbinkle

      i will call mine rag

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I’ll call one Pika-boo.

  • Prince Fae

    My of all things is Mareanie so freaking sexualized on the internet already!!

    • SpectralSeraph

      That actually makes sense in a sick distorted way

      • EarthenWarrior

        deep down everyone wants a mean girl

        • I really dont

        • Prince Fae

          I definitely don’t

    • Seriously? barely any good Tsareena or Salazzle but Mareanie!??

      uhhh I mean uh… gross!

      um

      • thegreatcarbinkle

        bai

    • EarthenWarrior

      well it has a female face
      big eyes
      spiky fair with dreadlocks
      and encase you haven’t noticed
      (watch me completely ruin Mareanie for everyone here forever)
      http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/thumb/d/d3/747Mareanie.png/250px-747Mareanie.png
      IT HAS THREE BOOBS

      • Prince Fae

        its a freaking starfish

        • EarthenWarrior

          No exceptions

      • Those aren’t boobs and also now i want to draw gijinka of it. But like, not sexy

        • EarthenWarrior

          one day you will,

          • I can draw sexy monster creatures whenever i want

          • EarthenWarrior

            as can i,

          • ok but thats not really the point

          • EarthenWarrior

            i know but what can ya do, people are gonna sexualize anything that casts a shadow

          • Shadow optional

          • EarthenWarrior

            he’s been shipped with the entire Segaverse by now

          • ayyyyyy
            hes been shipped with everything

      • thegreatcarbinkle

        i was about to post a character from AHS after your three boobs comment but i dont wanna get banned

      • zess

        Don’t forget tentacles anything with those are guaranteed to be sexualized.

        • EarthenWarrior

          huh i never really see Tentacle on male
          role reversal, kinky

          • Prince Fae

            I thought tentacle was mostly male tbh, I’ve seen some stuff… horrible stuff O_O

          • EarthenWarrior

            yawn, today alone i’ve probably seen messed up shite
            but mostly its women getting…..unwanted advances by a mass of…i’ll stop talking now

      • Monkeyfuzz

        It’s a layered dress of sludge or whatever.

        • EarthenWarrior

          with three boobies

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Not seeing it tbh.

          • three is too many

          • EarthenWarrior

            no, 5 or more is maximum

          • Monkeyfuzz

            You a fan of Miltank huh? And It’s udderly ridiculous bouncing grossness 3D model.

          • EarthenWarrior

            who says more nips are a bad thing

          • me

          • EarthenWarrior

            you need to open yo mind

          • More than two just become gross. Two is perfectly fine

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It’s a cow and a Pokemon though…

          • EarthenWarrior

            as long as its female and everything where it should be i could care less what it looks like (oh and of age of proper consent that one everyone pulls on me)

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It’s an important point tbf.

          • EarthenWarrior

            seriously you won’t believe how many times people said that to me whenever i say this

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Well it’s a concerning matter.

          • EarthenWarrior

            totally

        • sludge

        • Prince Fae

          its actually based on a starfish that eats coral, so sludge it is not.

          but yes

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I just thought ’cause it’s poison type it might be secreting it down its’ body.

      • Ultron
  • Prince Fae
  • Me: “yay I put alot of work into this drawing and it looks really good! super proud of it! Hey Tumblr, what do you think!?”
    Tumblr: “…”
    Tumblr: “one note”

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Swift Swim is the one that turns into Marvel Scale when you evolve Feebas right?

  • GUYS

    • Monkeyfuzz

      It’s Mirror B isn’t it?

    • Prince Fae

      honestly they put a lot of time into the music in this game, if you’ll notice alolan pokemon have different music and backgrounds both while evolving and hatching its a similar theme but with an almost tribal theme

    • Prince Fae

      or is this fake?

    • Green

      Please let this be real

    • Ithsme

      I don’t understand

  • oceanics

    I’ll admit I wasn’t thrilled about the Rotom Dex before playing the game, but upon playing the game I actually liked it a lot. It stayed out of the way nearly all the time and it added more personality to completing the Dex, which is something I literally never do but have felt compelled to do this gen!

  • EarthenWarrior

    SOMEBODY FINALLY DID IT

    • EarthenWarrior

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    • Green

      I’ve been waiting since July for this

      • EarthenWarrior

        I wanted a fully animated video where its neck streches all over the alola region but this works too

    • Green
      • EarthenWarrior

        meh this one is too short and barely effort

        • Green

          But it’s high quality and better than the original one.

          • EarthenWarrior

            i want the full song

          • Green

            True

  • Monkeyfuzz
    • Monkeyfuzz

      Feraligatrs’ run is the most disappointing.

      • Ithsme

        Bayleef’s model didn’t translate well into 3D.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I think it’s OK, could be better.

    • Ithsme

      That thing was a pain to deal with the tournament.

      • Cotton destroys all

        • Ithsme

          Just don’t put it through the wash

  • Ithsme

    Is it just me or did the snowygast at the top of the page get a lot less blue?

  • ShinyXatu

    Anyone remember when I made Christmas avatars for everyone back in 2013? I’m still pretty proud of those, even though I don’t have them anymore. Man, what happened to the creative youthful little me…maybe he’ll return someday.

    • lure him out with chocolate!

      • ShinyXatu

        I am feeling chocolate deficient for this time of the year, now that you mention it!

    • Ithsme

      Even though I was here and I should remeber, I don’t, sorry. >.<

      I do remember the Jordin avatars though. Looking back, he probably got super annoyed when I asked for a new avatar like once a month.

  • I want to do art nowww

    Anyone need a new avatar or something?

    • EarthenWarrior

      Draw a Azumarill on a autopsy table having its organs removed

      • ShinyXatu

        Also please include a party hat on the Azumarill.

        • EarthenWarrior

          it was told there was a party for it but when they got to the place it was a setup and was abducted to a underground organ harvesting operation, dim flicking lights a underground concrete maze all you hear is surgical equipment and the bloody screams as dozens of fairy types have their organs tortuously ripped out

          • Green

            Oh god

          • EarthenWarrior

            i know it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside

      • Only if you make it your avatar

      • Well, as long as it’s the victim of a murder, and the cops are looking for evidence or cause of death…

        • EarthenWarrior

          nope, abduction and they even hook it up to stolen iv drips so they do it while they’re awake and functional

    • Green

      Do a picture of BuzzSWOLE

  • Green
    • Green

      Sorry if I made your computer lag.

    • Ithsme

      I’m not going to all that trouble because I’m lazy, but I really like:
      – Route 1
      – Route 2
      – Route 4
      – Heahea Night
      – Vast Poni Canyon
      – Title defense

    • Well I can’t make youtube links right now so here’s the songs I liked in any order, in text form:

      * My Friend Hau
      * Battle Gladion
      * Title Defense
      * Battle Royal
      * Poke Pelago
      * Hau’oli City (Day)
      * the intro song with the chanting
      * Battle Red/Blue
      * Battle Skull Grunt
      * Battle Skull Boss Guzma

      • Ithsme

        Speaking of battle royale, I also love the royale avenue theme. It’s where I hatch all of my eggs.

        • Green

          But you gotta do that at Paniola Ranch

          • Ithsme

            Eh, I mostly just gather eggs there, and then ride around Akala.

          • Green

            But the sweet spot….

          • Well, it’s also fun to circle around the Royale Avenue flower patch…

            But for long-hatching eggs like dragons, I usually scoot around the long Akala highway thing instead.

          • Ithsme

            I run around the cars actually

          • Ithsme

            I never go in there because:
            1. Death to circle pad
            2. I like the change of sceney

          • Ithsme

            Scenery

        • Oh BTW, I have the beast ball jangs now.

          • Ithsme

            😀
            I can give you a breedject mareanie, Komala, Cubone, or Togepi for one?

          • Togepi then. Did I add you before already?

          • Ithsme

            Not sure.

            FC: 4785-4857-4656

          • 3351-4646-9325 ign: Pandora

          • Ithsme

            Added! Online whenever you’re ready. IGN: Andrew

          • I’m almost there. Game Sync is in the way.

          • Ithsme

            Thank you so much! Enjoy the Togepi, it has a few egg moves as well! 😀

          • Yeah I just got the jang yesterday, so regrettably no egg moves so far. Thanks for the togepi.

          • Ithsme

            That’s okay, I really just wanted it for the ball. Yw!

    • Golden_Monferno

      I don’t have links, but:
      1. Title Defense
      2. Ten Carat Hill (Those Pokemon Battle Revolution vibes tho)
      3.Iki Town (Both Day and Night, its hard to decided which one is better)
      4. Intro Song
      5. Ya boi’s thème
      6. Altar of the Sunne
      7. Lusamine’s theme 2
      8. Red/Blue Encounter
      9. Legendary Theme
      10. Totem Pokemon

  • Serenotic

    Zygarde cells… The feature I hate the most.

    • Ultron

      Once you get them though, zygarde complete form is awesome

      • Serenotic

        I still haven’t gotten them all. I probably never will XD

        • Ithsme

          And what happens if you get another Zygarde from somebody else? Can you only decompose 100 cells?

          • Ultron

            You can dissemble outside zygardes and if you release or trade your complete zygarde you can’t get another complete form

          • Ithsme

            Wait what?
            Example: say you release complete Z, but you get traded two 50% Zygardes. Can you not then combine them?

          • Serenotic

            Nope.

          • Ithsme

            Ugh, I was hoping I could use my gen 6 Zygarde.

          • Serenotic

            Nope only the cells you’ve collected count and if you trade prematurely I believe you can’t get Zygarde afterwards.

          • Ithsme

            Wait how do EVs work with Zygarde? If you have two fully ev trained 50% forms but in different stats, what would happen if they were combined?

          • Serenotic

            Can you combine them? I thought you had to break them down and remake it thus it being a new mon altogether

          • Ithsme

            True, but then what would happen if you made new 50% Zygardes? Would you have to retrain them?

          • Serenotic

            Can you make two 50%?

          • Ithsme

            I would think so. All of this is so confusing. >.<

          • Serenotic

            Aka my most hated feature of sun and moon lol

          • Serenotic

            Yes, because they’re a new mon.

          • Ultron

            I believe not.

          • Ithsme

            🙁

          • Ultron

            I imagine the cores are what could cause problems, so this is why they didn’t allow that

    • Ithsme

      The hunting aspect is cool, but at a certain point the Rotom dex should give you hints.

      • Serenotic

        Hints? I’ve been using serebii fo tbe ones I haven’t found

        • Ithsme

          There’s always that too. But I mean if the dex gave you hints, then you wouldn’t be looking for something you already have.

      • Or Dexio installs an upgrade so we can see the parts on the map…

        • Serenotic

          Really!? Where is that at?

          • Nah, that’s a feature I want, it’s not in the game… 🙂

          • Serenotic

            Siiiiiigh lol

  • NesMeister

    I honestly think that the MC’s soulless expression is funny

    • Funny, with the side effect of killing the drama at some points…

    • Serenotic

      My ginger character and self approve.

  • Monkeyfuzz

    So I got a Shiny Male Feebas with the IV spread: 31 / 16 / 31 / 31 / 31 / 31
    Then 8 batches later (wanted to try my luck getting a a Female) a Female with the IV spread: 19 / 31 / 31 / 31 / 31 / 31.
    Which should I use?

    • Ithsme

      The shiny male!

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Both are Shiny.

        • Ithsme

          😮

          Well, still use the male. It doesn’t need attack anyway.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah, I was thinking mostly based on aesthetics and so wasn’t sure. I’ll evolve both and stare at them until I can decide.

          • Ithsme

            Congrats though, either one is great!

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Thanks, yeah they are, took a long time to get. I wouldn’t have even had to had I been able to change my previous Shiny Feebas’ HA with ability capsule.

      • Serenotic

        I agree. Bottle cap that bad boy!

    • Assuming same correct nature… whichever you want, it wouldn’t matter in the end thanks to Hyper Training.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        They are Bold. I guess so, but I wouldn’t need to HT the Male. I’m not sure which I like best because of the gender differences.

        • Well if you’re ok with the male one then it is ok, I suppose.

  • EarthenWarrior

    well i think i’m gonna start calling it a night
    Hopefully my food poisoning fiasco will be finally done with by the end of the week (and believe be it sucks beyond all compression)

    oh and if Star you’re reading this make sure the Azumarill autopsy is extremely graphic like blood and even bloodshot eyes with tears and maybe a torn ear

  • Green

    Anyone else on Winter break?

    • Ultron

      Yep!! Probably my last one.. :/

      • Green

        i don’t know what to do with my life. I’m sleeping over at my friend’s house on Friday so I guess that’s something to look forward to.

        • Ultron

          I’m literally just working. Tomorrow is my 5th day in a row and then I have to work tuesday too. All 8 hour shifts of manual labor and I have to go out in the cold for long periods of time

          • Green

            How is that winter break?

          • Ultron

            It’s really not. It’s a break from school, but that just means I get to work 40 hours for 4 weeks

          • Green

            Rip

          • Ultron

            Kill me plz. I’m still broke af

          • Green

            I feel the same way.

          • Ultron

            I also just missed a payment because I’m forgetful AF if I procrastinate.

    • Ithsme

      Not for another 4 whole days. Ugh, mine is so short this year.

  • SpectralSeraph


    OH MY GOD ALREADY?!
    (Guzma and the Grunt are literally me)

    • Green

      I saw this 3 days ago. It’s pretty good.

    • Ithsme

      Grunt is the funniest lol

      • Green

        Lillie is second

        • Ithsme

          It’s just so out of character it’s hilarious!

          • SpectralSeraph

            It’s all the spasm
            Why Lillie… why

      • SpectralSeraph

        I’m all of the team skull members, I will do a cosplay someday

    • Green

      Noice

    • Serenotic

      Nope. Lol Swat it!

      • Green

        “I’M AN ULTRA BEAST MOTHAFU**A! BOW BEFORE ME!!!”
        *Fly swatter*
        “WAIT NO NO!!! (Plankton Voice) I WENT TO COLLEGGGGGGGEEEE!!!!!!!!!!”

        • Serenotic

          Excellent.

        • Buzzwole stressing out over student loans is the best thing ever

    • Reminds me of what happened in Earthbound…

      • ;-;

        • Mom: Eeek… a bug! *swat*
          Buzz Buzz: I’m dying, listen to me…

      • EarthenWarrior

        one day
        Earthenbound

    • Ithsme

      I would’ve been funny if buzzwole was the size of Kartana.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      You should do one where the trainer is drained and skeletal with Buzzwole looking big, muscular and victorious looming over them.

      • EarthenWarrior

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Had it been training with Cell?

        • zess

          Buzzwole really is the most terrifying ultra beast imo.

          • SpectralSeraph

            I’d say Celesteela and Guzzlord when you really think about it… I have my reasons and they are not competitive

          • zess

            Wait I guess your right beams that can burn anything and a being that can devour anything is a truly terrifying concept.

          • SpectralSeraph

            Yeah… it’s spoopy

          • I say Kartana(or at least one of them).It might be small,but it’s sharp as hell.

  • SpectralSeraph

  • Ithsme

    Yay, it’s 9 PM night before exams, you know what that means. Time to start studying. Bye!

    • Green

      Procraaassstinaaatttiiiooon

    • Monkeyfuzz

      GL with them 🙂

    • Procastination is bad!

      …even for making a VGC team. It was ready literally the night before the tournament…

      Good luck though!

    • SpectralSeraph

      Boom!
      I believe in yew

  • Serenotic
  • Ultron

    I’d just like to take this moment to thank Arceus for the hot springs that can hatch eggs in the pokepelago because now I don’t have a box of unneeded eggs that I’m too lazy to hatch and can’t release

    • Serenotic

      Wait… what!?

      • Ultron

        One of the islands in the pokepelago will hatch eggs for you

        • Serenotic

          I didn’t know that. Lol

          • Ultron

            Yeah, it’s so great.

    • TheXmasMonster6893

      But it seems to take a while for them to get going…….

      • Ultron

        Yeah, but since I don’t need them I’m not in any rush lol. I also have a ton of beans if I really need to

  • anymore art requests?

    • Serenotic

      Sableye! :3

    • SpectralSeraph

      Marshadow!

    • Ultron

      Volcarona or wishiwashi non-school

    • EarthenWarrior

      Hmmmmmmm how about an Alolan Muk trying to devour a Trubbish

    • Hex Maniac!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      You could try my regional Azumarill variant idea if you like.

    • Golden_Monferno

      How about a Sensu Oricorio? I could see that going along with your style of art very well

    • Haxford

      empoleon and decidueye 🙂

  • Serenotic
    • Well it’s her fault for not using False Swipe and expecting the thing to live…

      • Ericachancock

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    • Golden_Monferno

      RIP Giant Blue Fish

    • R.I.P.

    • ReviewReviewer

      There was a possibility it wouldn’t have been able to live afterwards without the crib.

    • Ultron

      Nice, although too similar to anabel. I’d be more interested in her going a different route if she appeared again

    • Hmm… is making older gen characters join the international police force the fad right now? It’s cool though! If weird seeing Elesa with more clothes on than usual.

  • Photobomb EastGovnah

    well im a happy blank stare. got my first POTG with Reaper and finally prepared to chain rockruff 😀

    • > POTG
      > Reaper

      😐

      Wait, is that the pre-requisite before you chain Rockruff…

      • Photobomb EastGovnah

        no i just did two things today im proud of or maybe it is >:)

      • Photobomb EastGovnah

        and hey sneak attacks are fun!

    • SpectralSeraph

      ……My expectations were just shredded

  • Ultron

    Everyone in the festival plaza sucks at inverse type matchups lmao. Like 75% of them can be answered with grass, fire, water, or electric.

  • Serenotic
    • Golden_Monferno

      The moral of the story: Don’t screw with a Bewear

  • SassyChespins

    So what is this stars thing I keep seeing? I’ve only heard/seen it on here?
    Anyways, on another note, I’ve missed a bit basically since the games game out. I’ve been on a few times but I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life. But I love seeing all the cool/creative shit y’all post and seeing how you guys are liking the games!

    • Stars is the rumored third version of Sun and Moon that’s slated to come out on the Switch.

      • SassyChespins

        Oh okay. Well I think the game needs it tbh. It had hands down the BEST story. Yet I feel like they focused so much on the story the didn’t out as much into the other parts. Idk. I loved the game but I got bored more easily than I did X/Y.

        • When did you get bored… postgame I guess?

          I think with the Switch power, hordes, triples and rotation might return… and we really need a faster way to level post-game.

      • Ok but come on its obviously going to happen

        • Well I am still on the cautious side with these rumors heh heh heh. 🙂

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            Fair to be cautious, but given Eurogamers track record with Switch rumors lately I’d say it’s a shoo in lol

        • Golden_Monferno

          Without a doubt it will, but I hope it isn’t on Switch because the Switch will be very expensive to buy

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            Gotta move onto the next console eventually. The idea of games staying on older systems just so people don’t have to buy new ones is a……well I don’t have any intention to be mean in anyway, but…..its a dumb idea. That kind of thinking keeps us in the dark ages. Otherwise we’d still be on the GBA. Time doesn’t stop for no one lol

          • Golden_Monferno

            I know, the 3DS is reaching its age, yet I feel as though there should be only one more Pokemon game on the system. And that would be it, then I would be more than happy to move to the Switch

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            I feel like part of the problem is that they started dong more than one generation on a system. Now that they’ve started that trend people have become incredibly reluctant to move onto better systems just because they think it’s ok for the games to stay more or less the same graphics wise and don’t want to spent the money. I have no problem with people wanting to have at least one more game on the current system of that time, but I need a good reason to even try and understand where they’re coming from. I see too many people saying that they don’t want “X” game to stay on the system THEY have simply due to them not wanting to spend the money. As if brand new systems with new games doesn’t happen all the time. Sorry…….*sigh*…I don’t mean to be a bummer. I just get tired of hearing the same excuses like that all the time. It’s not you it’s the idea in general. Hope it doesn’t feel like I’m attacking in anyway. More so I;m just venting hahaha

          • Pharap

            Tbh I don’t think graphics improvements are a reason to move to a newer system. Memory and processing allowing for more features is, but graphics isn’t.

            Moving to a new system is also hard from the developer perspective because it means they have to make sure the game engine is going to work on the new console.

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            Yes, but staying stagnant for the sake of staying stagnant isn’t a good reason to stay on the same system for the rest of eternity. I’d say that graphics are a huge reason for game developers to move onto a new system. The better the graphics the better the game can be. I know I know, the whole “graphics don’t make the game, the story does”. And while I agree in part, I also think that a game needs to look good as well as be good in story. A story can be the best thing ever, but if the game doesn’t function well and look good then it can very much ruin what otherwise would be a great experience. Game developers, like any other great artist/engineers/inventors/etc., are always looking for a better wa to show off their stories and skills. Unless there’s a god reason, moving onto meet the new markets needs are always a good thing. Complacency isn’t a good reason

          • Pharap

            I wouldn’t call the 3DS stagnant, I will still use it even if I do get a Switch.

            Graphics aren’t a compelling enough reason on their own. And tbh a game like Pokemon doesn’t really need top end graphics. The story doesn’t make the game either, the gameplay does. Graphics and story make a film, it’s the interactivity and the game mechanics that set games apart from films.

            You don’t necissarily need good graphics to have a good game. Mother 3 is perhaps one of the best examples. It has some absurdly designed monsters and it’s back in the era of sprites, but it’s still considered one of the best RPGs because of its story and mechanics.

          • Golden_Monferno

            Oh no you’re fine! I respect your opinion and I recognize your points as to why Pokemon should move onto the Switch. Although I would prefer for Pokemon to wrap up Gen 7 on the 3DS so they finished what they started, I think it’s time for a new era of systems for the franchise.

          • TheXmasMonster6893

            I get ya. I think the way they’ve been releasing the games is kind of why we’re in this weird point of game releases. The 3DS is getting on in years and they’re only just starting a new gen. It’s one of the many reasons I once thought gen 7 would be a single pair generation. Which is clearly not the case, but boundaries are meant to be broken it seems lol

          • Golden_Monferno

            I suppose so lol

          • Pharap

            For the same reason part of me thinks they should have waited and launched SM on the Switch. They could have done a reasonably priced launch bundle and the extra processing power might have let them do more.

          • Golden_Monferno

            I thought of the same way when I was anticipating the announcement for SM. Would’ve been the perfect time to introduce the Switch and games at the same time

          • Pharap

            Yeah, it would have made me more inclined to get one near release. I’m planning to get one for Breath Of The Wild, but if it weren’t for that I don’t know if Stars would be enough to convince me to get one.

            I never bought a Wii U because there weren’t enough interesting games to warrant buying it.

  • Pharap

    Truth be told I thought ORAS was better than SM for a number of reasons, plot included.

    • TheXmasMonster6893

      I’m kind of scared to see her running animation hahaha

    • Trusk

      Is this fanmade or official?

  • Skiddo The Survivor Fan

    The only things I agree with about this article are the removal of the Dex Nav (but even that didn’t bother me that much) and that Sun and Moon have a pretty amazing story

    Side note: I finished breeding my competitive team today! 😀 now I just have to EV train them and level them up

    • Smogon OU, or VGC? (Or other metas?)

      • Skiddo The Survivor Fan

        VGC

        • Great! Once you’re done, I can help you test it if you want, since I just made one for a recently concluded tourney and reached top 8 (via gimmicks though)…

          • Skiddo The Survivor Fan

            That would be awesome! I wanted to try to make a team with only Gen 7 Pokémon, and I must admit that I don’t know how well my team will actually work… but I’d be happy to test it out with you 😀

          • Actually not a bad idea as long as you have Tapus and/or UBs… the only downside I can see with “gen 7 only” is you won’t have auto-weather (unless you count Alolan forms as part of gen 7).

          • Skiddo The Survivor Fan

            I’m not using either, and the biggest downside is that 4/6 are relatively slow, and only 1 is actually fast. I also just remembered I need to get BP for their items :/

          • Being slow is actually not a problem if you’re doing trick room.

            In the recent tourney, I probably am tied for fewest legends+UBs in the team (1) in the top 8. The most is 4 of those, and he didn’t even win, losing to an Incineroar team…

          • Skiddo The Survivor Fan

            That’s awesome haha. I’m trying to make up for it with bulk (and I don’t even have Toxapex or Pyukumuku)

          • I’d to Trick Room if you’re really that slow… but TR usually means re-breeding all your Pokemon to have 0 speed and speed-reducing natures… and even then, having a mon that can do TR (in your case, Oranguru for Gen 7 only) can scare your opponent.

            Here’s what my team looked like:

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/22a6af0c19332969755a43252511a24fa0c54383caa629eac183461d52c55964.jpg

          • Skiddo The Survivor Fan

            My current team is Drampa, Minior, Mudsdale, Toucannon, Tsareena, and Vikavolt (and I do realize the severe Ice weakness, but I think I have a way around it), and I might switch something out for Turtonator

          • Yeah, well Ninetales is the only ice type that’s showing up a lot in the tourney… so you’ll have to deal with that somehow.

          • Skiddo The Survivor Fan

            Ironically, unless it’s choiced, I can outspeed the Ninetales.

          • In my fights, it’s usually using Focus Sash which is way more annoying…

          • Skiddo The Survivor Fan

            I got it then 😉

  • Pharap

    Tbh I liked the Rotom Dex when it was discussing what the main objective was, it’s just all the useless side comments and the way it talks.

    I liked the low encounter rates, it added challange. Though the fishing ones aren’t really challenges since anyone actually fishing for them will use the bubbling spots for the 10% encounter rate. The hardest are the weather and SOS encounters (Mareanie mainly, though I’ve still never seen a wild Castform).

    ‘Numb’ protoganists didn’t bother me much. Aside from anything else I’d expect the main character to be silent and barely react to anything because that’s how most game protoganists are. And Hau’s reactions made sense because he’s a bit clueless (e.g. he was actually surprised that Lillie and Gladion were Lusamine’s children).

    And the Pokefinder is a good feature, they just didn’t put enough into it. They needed to either give item rewards for high score photos or make the Pokemon that turn up vary by weekday to make it more interesting.

    Lack of 3D didn’t bother me much since I rarely used it anyway, but I agree it would have been nice to have it for cutscenes. The touchscreen was there, but nobody used it because most things you can do with the touchscreen can also be done using buttons and people default to using buttons.

    I don’t mind losing horde battles because SOS batles are also good, but I did enjoy them and it would be a shame to never see them again.
    PSS can hapily vanish for all I care. Though I’ll admit managing other players in the festival plaza is a pain. I’d love to just eject all my non-VIPs.
    Super Training… I miss the EV functionality but I detested the minigame so I’m fine with that being gone. It’s not a total loss because the EV-boosting Power items are still available and there’s EV boosting functionality in SOS battles (see http://www.serebii.net/sunmoon/sosbattle.shtml for details).
    The Dex Nav though, removing that was a sin to the entirety of the Pokemon franchise. That was the best utility feature they’ve had since the Poketch.
    Something that didn’t get mentioned that should have made a comeback: match call. I would love to be able to rebattle trainers for exp points and money and to potentially win items from them.

    A side quest tracker would be nice, though tbh Pokemon has so few sidequests I’m not sure if it’s really worth it. Aside from trades and ‘catch this Pokemon to show me’ there isn’t that much that counts as a side quest. There’s the zygarde cells I suppose, but you’d need their locations marked on your map so you know where you’ve already looked for that to actually be useful.

    Lastly: I didn’t think the story was that good tbh.

  • Golden_Monferno

    Surprisingly enough, I could tolerate the Rotom Dex. Sure, it repeats the thing that JUST happened recently, but I thought it was neat for a Pokedex to be a close navigator and buddy

    • It spouts random things postgame though. Which is good.

      In the main game it’s like a Navi/other LoZ fairy but with the improvement of not pausing the game when it tells me what I need to do.

      • Golden_Monferno

        That’s always the worst type of navigator in a game, anything similar to Navi saying: “Hey Listen!”

        • Pharap

          To be honest Navi never really bothered me that much. For one thing you could ignore Navi and for another she actually did participate in the story.

          Plus if you removed Navi there would be points where you’d struggle to know what to do next because navi is the only one who tells you where to go.

          If anything all they needed was to tone it down a bit so that she only spoke when asked for advice.

          Not to mention back then that sort of feature was uncommon on games, so they probably wanted to remind players it was there.

  • TheXmasMonster6893

    Well it’s late. Time for bed. Good chatting with ya’ll lol

    • Golden_Monferno

      Night c ya

  • Ericachancock

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  • I think anyone who expected to catch a Rotom Dex form is a little silly, however, I did expect Rotom to be Wild.
    A National Dex would have been nice though, and more Old Pokemon Post game.

    • zess

      I expected it to at least be wild as well. It would have been nice if those Rotoms where interchangeable with the one in the dex with different personalities based on their nature. Was a little bummed when I couldn’t take the little guy out.🙁

    • Pharap

      No national dex is one of the most disappointing things.
      I had already caught about 70% of the dex by the post game so it’s only taken a few days to get to 99%.
      This was the easiest regional dex to complete in many generations.

  • Gamer Dragon07

    While I love Sun and Moon and for all it’s worth hyping over for,I do admit that the games aren’t perfect.Here are my problems with the games
    – The amount of new pokemon.I know that it’s nice to mix up past pokemon with the new ones for variety,but the amount of new pokemon have been low lately.I wanna see more new pokemon than the last generation,at least a 100 new pokemon next time Game Freak
    – Lag issues,especially in Battle Royale and double battles
    – No more PSS.Festival Plaza makes it harder to find my friends and save them as VIP because there’s no guarantee that you’ll find the person in the plaza at the exact moment
    – No horde battles.Makes things harder to EV train pokemon

    • Pharap

      I take it you’re aware of SOS chaining for EVs?

      “For competitive players,
      there’s yet another perk. As you progress through the chain, the Effort
      Points yielded from each Pokémon are multiplied by 2 which results in
      the Effort Values you receive getting increased. As such, with this, a
      Power Item and PokéRus, you can get 36 Effort Points from one Pokémon
      being defeated and max a stat out in 7 KOs in a chain.”

      • Gamer Dragon07

        Eh,I prefer horde battles.I just find SOS battles kinda annoying to deal with but that’s just me

        • Pharap

          I agree that it was a mistake to completely remove horde battles, but I don’t think SOS battles are particularly bad. And there are other ways to get EVs at least.

          Besides, horde battles probably would have lagged horribly. They should have made the models less detailed, XD and Colosseum never had lag issues with their double battles 😛

  • Garth St.Claire

    1) Personally I hardly ever paid attention to the Rotom dex. It’s on the lower screen and when it’s talking there’s usually more important stuff happening on the upper screen. The idea of being able to catch the Rotom dex is beyond silly. It’s your Pokedex, how is it supposed to register itself and give info while being crammed in a Pokeball?

    2) Agree here, I often had to search quite a bit for the new pokemon (however I didn’t take longer than 10 mins to get Mimikyu..) But the bigger problem was the small number of new Pokemon. Come on GF, give us a large Gen again.

    3) Oh yes…the creepy stepford smiling no matter what happened…. Personally I don’t give a **** about how “stoic” and “silent” Red was. he was the protagonist of a primitive 90s game without a story and full of glitches. It’s 2016, let the protagonist emote.

    4) Eh didn’t really pay too much attention to the PokeFinder

    5) Don’t care about 3D, I never even use it on games that feature it.

    6) Yeah, some convenience was lost.

    7) That would be a very good idea, I agree.

    • NesMeister

      Yeah…we’re probably never getting a large gen again.

    • Vlad

      I agree with the room dex thing too. Why on earth should we ever be able to catch the rotom in our pokedex? Every Pokemon is not meant for battling. This is one is meant to be our guide and helper.

  • EarthenWarrior

    https://youtu.be/47Ow07GxFNI
    Garchomp confirmed to fly in both forms

    • Ultron

      What is Porygon Z doing

      • Chaos

        What is Spiritomb doing?

        • The Festival Kuppo

          Trying to scare somebody aparently

      • Fairy

        Its best

      • SpectralSeraph

        The best run animation in the game

        • The Festival Kuppo

          What about Xurkitree running animation?

    • The Festival Kuppo

      Shaymin Sky running animation is propably the best one

  • Fairy
    • Photobomb EastGovnah

      why is this a meme

      • Fairy

        That’s like asking why the mona Lisa is art

        • Photobomb EastGovnah

          i find it funny but its just funny how the most random things become meme worthy

          • Fairy

            I’m just confused why it’s only a meme now

      • Chaos

        Everything can be a meme. If you just believe

    • zess
    • The Festival Kuppo

      Im glad for not being the only one here that watches these kind of videos

      • Fairy

        Great minds meme alike

  • Fairy

    Is this weird? I like the Pokémon on my first team Sun better (Prima, Rai, Ribo, Lycan, Luran, Salazzle) but I like the individual Pokémon (Torracat, Grimer and Morelull) on my second run better?

    Mostly because so far they’ve had good natures unlike Timid Primarina, – Speed Lycanroc and Salazzle (Quiet Torracat is surprisingly okay in-game, especially with the amount of time I’ll be stuck with Flamethrower and how slow Incineroar would be, most of Grimer’s weaknesses are physical anyway so higher Defense and lower Sp. Def isn’t too bad, and Effect Spore Relaxed (+Def – Speed) is probably the best outcome for my in-game stall set)

  • Prashanth Raghuram

    The thing I disliked the most about S/M was that the story was too short!

    • SHORT? Come on, compare it to X/Y. 🙂

      The S/M story is long and dragging at times…

      • Prashanth Raghuram

        I loved the story honestly, and I just wish there’d been more. Yes it was dragging at times so I wish they could’ve filled up the empty spaces a bit and made it more dense

        • Oh, fair point, it was good and leaving people wanting more…

  • Ben

    So the Battle For Alola is over, how do I get my 50 bp? I checked the status of the competition, and it just told me the competition is now over.

    • Results are still being tallied. Once the results are available, go to pokemon GL, online competition, competition participation records (my page), and the reward will be received there (will say something like send to game). The next time you game sync, you’ll get it.

      I think, this is how the things worked last time in ORAS…

      • Ben

        Oh okay! This is the first Battle Spot competition I’ve ever registered for, so I wasn’t too sure.

  • Today’s GTS chain of deals…
    > Porygon 2 for Lunala
    > Lunala for Solgaleo + Lucky Egg
    > Level 70+ Alakazam (story playthrough guy I dumped) for Solgaleo
    > Dhelmise for Lunala
    > Oranguru for Xurkitree

  • Tev-Da-Trainer

    So since PSS is gone. How do you get 6v6 passerby wifi battles in Sun and Moon?

    • Ben

      Connect to Wi-Fi, select “Battles” and then “Link Battle” Look for people that will “accept battle requests anytime”

      All I have to say about that is: Good luck.

      • Tev-Da-Trainer

        I’m guessing it takes a while to find battles then?

        • Ben

          I’ve yet to have a single passerby accept my request.

          • Tev-Da-Trainer

            Damn this is a serious deal breaker for me man. 6v6 is my favourite battling style, why can’t GF just put a 6v6 option in battlespot.

          • Ben

            I could not agree more.

  • Wes

    I hate that Rotom keeps telling me there are plenty of new Pokemon out there to catch. No Rotom, there are literally zero Pokemon out there that I don’t already have. Please leave me alone, and stop promising lies.

    I also dislike that UBs more or less ruin competitive unless you can one-shot them before they destroy your whole team.

    • Fairy

      The last part only applies to like 3/7 of them, the unpaired Beasts, (Nihilego, Xurkitree, Guzzlord) are average to pretty bad as well Buzzwole being very manageable

      Now Pheromosa and Kartana on the other hand…

      • Wes

        I never have trouble with those two. Just burn them, and they’re done for. Celesteela and Xurkitree are my biggest problems.

        • Fairy

          Celesteela is amazing, but it has to decide between being too passive (investing completely in offense) or vulnerable to physical or special attacks

          Xurkitree is really slow and not that bulky, but I guess it’s just team comp?

      • Chaos

        Celesteela is a bigger problem that Kartana. Kartana is held back by low BP moves and poor offensive STABs in Grass/Steel. Still great once you get rid of the opponent best answer to it. And the snowball effect of Beast Boost is great for it as well.

        Personally I think the only really bad one is Guzzlord, the rest can at least do something.

        • Fairy

          Kartana is better at its niche than Celesteela is at its own, its just that Kartana’s niche is less common. If it does its job as a late game sweeper where it has more leeway, it becomes Satan itself

    • Lordofsnails

      The UBs did not ruin competitive. Stuff like Tapu Lele and Tapu Koko can One shot stuff. The UBs just have the pick your own moxie boost. Only a few of the UBs are what I would call op. Stuff like Kartana, Pheromosa, and Xurkitree, but there are ways to counter them.

      • Trusk

        Yeah like he said. There are always ways to counter Legendary, Mega Evolved, and Mythical Pokemon.

  • Wes

    What is the most efficient way to farm bottlecaps? I’ve never gotten one from the Poké Pelago, and I’ve only obtained maybe three from fishing. Surely there’s a quicker way since people seem to be using them a lot more than me.

    • Ben

      For a week or so I just kept sending my Pokémon to look for shards in Poké Pelago. You need 30 in one type of shard to get a Bottle Cap. I just got 3 bottlecaps in Festival Plaza for having 30 Yellow, Red and Green shards 🙂 Also, lottery ticket stands in Festival Plaza are great stands to have. It’s free once per day and I’ve gotten a few bottle caps from them.

      • Wes

        Does the lottery need to be a certain rank to get them? Mine’s four stars, and I use it every day and never gotten one.

        • Ben

          That’s some bad luck :/ Mine is 2-stars and I’ve gotten two or three. Is it the “Treasure Hunt” stand?

  • Fairy
  • mcfilmmakers

    What I disliked was how incredibly easy the game was. The was ALWAYS 10 levels ahead of the NPCs and every single one of my Pokémon one GT killed virtually everything (except bewear). There was no difficult use curve Andy even the elite four didn’t have a full team of 6!

    • Fairy

      Then turn the Exp Share off

      Also the E4 has never had full six the first time you battle them

      Do wish they had full rematches tho

      • mcfilmmakers

        That doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t. It is frankly immersion breaking the en you’re able to have a full team of six different Pokémon ten minutes into the game and then you find out you’re the only person in the game world to do. It is frankly stupid.

    • zess

      Did you use Exp Share? I didn’t and I found the game to be rather difficult but I think that was do to poor team planning on my part but I’ll have a better idea when I play pokemon sun.

  • Trusk

    Cosmog. It was a let down…

  • TheReece25

    Agreed. I just got the game like… 3 days ago too lol. I’m very late

    • Trusk

      They took the fun out of adventures, battling, and the anime itself. They better put the show back on Cartoon Network, in time for Generation VIII and retaining the BW style. The anime SM looks rather sloppy…

      • Fairy

        Aren’t you the guy who didn’t even play the games

        • Trusk

          I played nearly every game in the core series! I just will not even go near Sun nor Moon. Like I said, liked the characters, just not the game itself.

          • Satya Vaswani

            A) I meant SuMo, genius
            B) Bruv you haven’t even played the game

          • Trusk

            It the hype effect, man…

          • Satya Vaswani

            If you haven’t even played the game how can you tell that?

          • TheNintendoChip

            So you’re choosing to abstain from a game because other people are hyped? And you’re worried you’ll be disappointed or something?
            I think the most disappointing thing is your logic, and the decision to stay away on that basis. You need to make judgements for the game yourself, and you can only do that through a hands-on experience.

          • The Festival Kuppo

            Dude, this is like the 198th time you change your prof pic and name

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            I like the change

          • Ithsme

            Who was it previously? It’s hard for me to keep up with these lol

          • The Festival Kuppo

            Fairy

          • Ithsme

            Ok, thanks!

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            Your worst nightmare >:)

          • Ithsme

            .__.

          • TheReece25

            …. the fact you liked anything about BW just makes everything you said invalid. Sorry

          • Best Indian Tech Support
  • Best Indian Tech Support
    • The Festival Kuppo

      HEROES NEVER DIE

      • Best Indian Tech Support

        … For a price

    • Trusk

      Dude, why would ya say that? Wait until Dicie hears about this!

      • Best Indian Tech Support

        Wut

        • Trusk

          Ya said when the jungle dead, pal…

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            Yeah it’s an expression for the place being quiet

          • Trusk

            Oh, well now that ya mention it…haven’t heard from StarStorm or the others lately

          • TheNintendoChip

            School is a thing. Especially on Monday-Friday.

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            Because they have school and lives

          • Trusk

            Do ya think I don’t know that ya ignoramus?

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            Then why bring it up

          • Trusk

            Because I can.

          • Best Indian Tech Support
          • Ithsme

            I’m not off school until Thursday, so it’s not break for everybody.

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            No breaks until Friday

            Halp

            (Its Fairy BTW)

          • Ithsme

            Oh ok lol.
            The name changes are fun, but difficult to keep up with. xD

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            It’s to keep up my enigma

            Nah jk I just change my mind about everything like every two seconds

      • The Festival Kuppo

        I dont get it…

  • Wes

    Okay, so now that I have a better understanding of the Festival Plaza, I need some new shops. What do you guys have and what ranks are they?

  • Serenotic

    Wonder Trading hundreds of Mimikyu. Wish it didn’t kick you off of the Wonder Trade screen lol

    • Best Indian Tech Support

      Wow, that’s really nice! I might just mimic you :p

    • Wes

      It’s convenient for collecting your 2 FC in the castle after every trade.

      • Wes

        And if your Fortune Teller says you’ll have good luck WTing you’ll get 4 FC per trade. It’s a great deal.

        • towelgirl21

          So that’s what they meant. I was like, “how the hell would you know what I’m getting in WT?”

      • Ithsme

        What? You can get FC for WTing?

        • Wes

          Yep. Your trade partner appears in your castle, and you’ll get FC for taking to them. Just stand by them when you trade, and the next person will appear.

          • Ithsme

            Hmm, that’s cool! I’ll have to do that next time I WT, thanks!

        • Trusk

          After I saw the disappointing truth about Cosmog, this was my reaction:

          https://media4.giphy.com/media/l2R08FdVREhQdhZgA/200_s.gif
          What the f***?!

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            What do you mean dissapointing truth? And what does that have to do with Ithsme’s question

          • Trusk

            I was just tellin him how I felt. If you’re gonna be critical about people’s feelings, why are ya even here? I was expecting it to evolve into a pseudolegendary.

          • Wes

            They were not being critical. They were raising a valid point regarding a comment that did not seem to fit the conversation. Please stop trying to start fights.

          • Trusk

            C’mon Wes. I am not trying to start a fight pal…

          • Wes

            It may not be your intention, but asking people ‘why they’re even here’ is likely to warrant unwanted backlash that can lead to a fight. I’ve been here long enough to see how most fights on here begin.

          • Trusk

            Well there were instances in which I was told such fighting words…

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            Which is because you clearly have no idea what etiquette and opinion are

          • Trusk

            I have etiquette and opinion. Toffee nosed snob…

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            That’s redundant 😉

          • The Festival Kuppo

            Disapointing truth? It is the box legendary, how is that disapointing?

          • Trusk

            It’s a waste of time to obtain so many BP just to evolve a useless into a Legendary Pokemon…

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            Or just level it up like a normal person?

          • Trusk

            You would be leaving your best Pokemon wide open to a supereffective attack…

          • The Festival Kuppo

            .-.

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            Then use a Pokémon that wouldn’t be bit super effectively

            Or Exp Share

            Or use Pokémon with much higher levels than the things you’re fighting

  • OG Bulba

    1.For me one of the biggest let down was that GF showed a lot of the new Pokemon before the game then come to find out there were so few when Sun and Moon finally came out
    2. The game was good but yet it felt so empty in the lore of Pokemon like in past games
    3. The empty spaces that have the construction material I know they’re probably putting it for later on like Pokemon Stars and what’s going to be there but at least give us a hint
    4. I did like the island trails and Totem Pokemon but I miss the gyms I think it was more the trainers before you got to the gym leaders that made me more prepared for the big battle and now since it feels you don’t do a lot to get there
    5. Also has to do with gyms I didn’t like that we didn’t get gym badges

    • Trusk

      Finally! Someone who feels my pain! It sucks that they don’t have gyms in Alola!

      • Best Indian Tech Support

        At least they tried to make the games less stale

        • Trusk

          Don’t need to hear from you. No offense…

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            And you don’t need to be on this site if you’re so opposed to having your opinions challenged.

        • OG Bulba

          True they tried changing it up but I wish they would of put puzzles or more challenging battles in order to get to the totem Pokemon I mean the first and second Trails were so easy and yes I know the grand trails were in other words the gym leaders I just wish they’ve would of been more then just 4 and I wish they would of given you more then just z-crystal it kind of took the rareness of them when some NPCs gave you them unlike gym badges

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            The thing is though, Gyms were progressively getting easier as the gens went

            I agree Z-Crystals should’ve been rarer but the Island challenge ones make sense and at least the ‘random’ ones are given to you by important NPCs

          • Trusk

            I beg to differ. In Gen III, Flannery was as hard as hell, her Camerupt kept on using Attract and her Torkoal was holding a White Herb!

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            Gee its almost like that was an early Gen

          • OG Bulba

            I do agree with you about some gym getting easier but trails are just as easy in Sun and Moon and also I feel you had more important battles in past Gens and in gyms

            And Z-crystals I like the concept of them I’m just not a fan yet so it was a bummer to know that’s all you were gonna get after trails

  • belmad

    Why does our character haveto smile every moment, I want to see some emotions! Jesus, *spoiler* when Lillie left, I want us to cry or frown a bit, not to have a fucking constant smile as always. Lillie is one of the best characters ever. I hope we will see her as a champion someday.

    • Best Indian Tech Support

      Because we’re obviously an emotionless sociopath

    • Wes

      Emotion is weakness. Never show weakness!

    • Trusk

      Hey belmad. Have you managed to get in touch with Dicie yet? I have been waiting for them to reply to my apology and hoping for them to unban my IP address. Please contact them or reply to any of their comments when you have the chance.

    • The Festival Kuppo

      A neutral expresion would be fine, no idea why they did that

  • towelgirl21

    I didn’t like that there was no way to stop SOS battles… like a reverse Adrenaline Orb. Sometimes I just want to catch the stupid Magikarp and move on.

    And I totally agree about the SOS battle-exclusive Pokemon. I never would’ve found Mareanie, and I’ve still never seen a Castform for the SOS weather battle-exclusives. How the hell is anyone supposed to figure that out?

    • Best Indian Tech Support

      For the first one, status stops SOS

      Not the best method but I hope it helps ^^

      • towelgirl21

        No kidding? I’ll have to use that. Sadly my most of my False Swipers can’t use Thunder Wave, especially early in-game and before the TM.

        • Best Indian Tech Support

          Yeah it sucks it isn’t that easy to do :/

          • towelgirl21

            My Muk poisons them… but that doesn’t usually end with me catching them.

    • Chaos

      By hacking the game and knowing it’s a thing.

      • towelgirl21

        I plan on getting the game guide, but the weather battles are a little too intricate.

        • Chaos

          Lol yeh, honestly I’m not too fond of the weird was of getting Pokemon. If they’re not specials or legendaries, just make them obtainable as normal.

    • Wes

      I paralyze my target to stop it from calling. And I think the second thing is just a cheap tactic to “reward” players who bought a guide. (I assume it tells you how to get one in the guide.)

      • Ithsme

        Yeah. . . I accidentily ended a chain of 400 by paralyzing the target.

  • Wes

    I just unlocked Team Navy Blue 5 stars! Anyone need that?

    • Ithsme

      I actually really want that, but I only have like 600 FC and I’ve saving up for the rare kitchen 5 star. >.<

      Congrats though!

      • Wes

        What a coincidence. I just got the Rare Kitchen 5 stars! 😉

  • towelgirl21

    Another gripe: exclusive clothing and the Festival Plaza dye shop system.
    Example: You can only buy bright blue clothes in Moon, right? But I’m in Sun and want a bright blue shirt. So I think, “okay, I’ll get a Dye Shop and dye my clothes”. But then you can only earn a Blue Dye Shop in Moon. So I think “I’ll talk to random strangers till I find a Blue Dye Shop”. I find one, and it’s a one-star. I can now dye my white stuff light blue, and if I have an insane amount of hard-to-find berries, other light colors. Finally—after hours of grinding FC and asking random visitors—I find someone with a 5 star Dye Shop, but it’s Orange. I pay my 3000 FC and take my carefully cultivated berry crop to dye my favorite shirt bright blue… AND YOU CAN BERRY-DYE THE SHIRT LITERALLY EVERY COLOR… but only in light and dark. No “bright” anything, except orange which I can buy in the stores in Sun. I just wanted to match my Popplio, dammit. Now he’s grown and has 20 kids of his own.

  • towelgirl21

    One more thing: in Festival Plaza, you get asked if you want to host “this facility” but they don’t tell you what it does/sells. If you get one from the visitors, they don’t show it to you beforehand (I like Punk Girls manning all my shops if possible). And you can’t go back and change your mind, AND they force you to save, so no SR. Sophocles is running a scam.

  • Wes

    How do you get missions to scroll across the bottom screen? I desperately need FC, but I haven’t come across a mission in like 15 minutes.

    • towelgirl21

      Try hosting one. Sometimes they start showing up after that. Maybe it’s because you change visitors during some of them, not sure.

  • Wes

    How rare are Ganlon Berries?! I’ve been SRing at the tree where Serebii lists them as being found, but I can’t find one. This is so infuriating!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Might be a daily thing?

      • Wes

        Well SRing yields different berries each time. I’ve gotten every one on the list EXCEPT Ganlon.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Hmm, perhaps it is a very low %.

      • I think it is

  • Ithsme

    Wait, why do people think that SM is after XY in the timeline? Because that makes no sense. The backpacker in XY says “We have this champion you wouldn’t believe…”, and alola has no champion before the events of SM.

    • Wes

      From the timelines I’ve seen, BW2 and XY happen at similar times, and SuMo is 2 years following BW2.

    • TheNintendoChip

      Dexio & Sina can also be used as arguments. They speak of a group of 5 trainers in the past.

      • Ithsme

        Then the timeline is absolutely screwed, as if it wasn’t already.

    • Best Indian Tech Support

      Because Sina and Dexio say straight up its after they reference XY :p

      • Ithsme

        Maybe they meant island challenge champion? But there are multiple of those, and they all aren’t that impressive.

      • Fairy! Dang it! Stop changing your name! XD

        • Serenotic

          That’s Fairy? Lol XD

    • Wes
      • Ithsme

        Oh, that’s interesting. That messes up the timeline a bunch though.

    • Maybe he is talking about one of the Kahunas? I mean he couldn’t call them kahunas because that would spoil stuff but they are kind of like Champions for that one island

      • Ithsme

        Or the island challenge champions.

        • Maybe. But this for sure doesn’t screw up the time line

          • Ithsme

            That’s true, it wasn’t really a major event. Maybe they just weren’t thinking that much ahead when they decided to give an easter egg.

      • TheNintendoChip

        He might be talking about Kahili?

        • Ithsme

          That’s an interesting thought, since they call her “golf champion

  • Ithsme

    YES! I was finally able to reply to the pokejungle league thread on the forums! It’s been glitching out for over a month, so I haven’t been able to reply.

    • any updates on that I need to know? Also I hope all of the leaders are still active D:

      • Ithsme

        Everyone seems to be, yeah. Haven’t seen Poekoko in a while, but it’s likely he’s just tied up with life (december, it’s the worst).

        Also we’re going to try to start up soon, so I better start building my team. Luckily with break soon, I’ll be able to work full time on that.

      • Wes

        I think everyone’s still active, but a few are unaccounted for. We assume it’s because of the bustle of the holiday season.

    • Ithsme

      To be fair, pokemon GO’s “first day” was only up for certain devices.

    • Ithsme

      Speaking of sales figures, does anyone know what the most recent sales numbers look like for SM?

    • Chaos

      Didn’t Pokemon GO have a slow roll out.

      Not sure if it’s the same for Super Mario Run but damn that’s impressive regardless.

    • The Festival Kuppo

      After this, i dont think Nintendo will leave the mobile market soon

      or ever

    • Dicie

      Honestly I’ve been addicted to Mario Run since it came out xD

  • Best Indian Tech Support

    We

    • Ithsme

      Ew

    • are the crystal gems!

      • Ithsme

        I was sorta expecting that lol

      • Best Indian Tech Support

        *will never sleep, cuz sleep is for the weak

        • SLEEPING IS JUST A CHEAP TACTIC TO MAKE WEAK PEOPLE STRONGER

  • Ithsme

    Are you purposely paired with friends for the FP missions? Because I’m pretty sure I just played a type-matchup with Wes, but that seems unlikely because of the sheer amount of players.

    • Wes

      Was the name Lunick there? Because I was just doing that same mission.

      • Ithsme

        Yep! Tied for second place!

        • Wes

          I never pay attention to the score. :p
          That’s cool if friends are put together though. I think I’ve done a mission with someone else here, so I think it’s likely.

          • Ithsme

            It was my high score, so I was hoping I had gotten first lol.

  • I cant help but think of this game now when I hear “poni island”

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/405640/

  • Ultron

    What ever happened to shady

    • Ithsme

      I saw him yesterday

      • Ultron

        Musta missed him

        • Ithsme

          He definitely doesn’t come on as much as he used to

    • Best Indian Tech Support

      His visits have become slim

      • Wes

        Boo!

  • aaaaa how do you get to the seaward cave in MeleMele?

    • Ultron

      Secret entrance in melemele meadow

      • woooooooaaahhh that was cool just found it

  • Ithsme

    So I just got my first lottery shop and won first prize on my first attempt ever. 😮

  • Best Indian Tech Support

    Question!

    What’s everyone most excited for this Christmas?

    • The Festival Kuppo

      Im excited about this xmas being the only xmas that im not excited about

    • Ithsme

      The break. December has been really rough on me, I need this break more than ever (and it sucks because it’s my shortest one yet).

      Honestly I’ve been too busy to get pumped for christmas, but hopefully I’ll at least enjoy the break.

  • Monkeyfuzz
    • Ithsme

      That’s beautiful!
      One minor nitpick, I wish there was a little more contrast between the dragon and fairy sides, but other than that I love it!

      • Wes

        I read that as “Minior” instead of “minor” and was very confused.

        • Ithsme

          You know you’re playing an unhealthy amount of pokemon when _______________.

  • Ithsme

    Time to search for a black sludge, thick club, and metal coat. Yay……

  • Ithsme

    If theif faints a pokemon, if it’s holding an item, it’ll still steal, right?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Should do.

      • Ithsme

        Thanks!

    • Wes

      As long as the user isn’t holding something.

      • Ithsme

        Great, thanks!

  • Wes

    What have you guys named your Festival Plazas (if you’ve reached that point)? Mine is Celestial Ave to match the Sun/Moon theme.

    • Mimiga Plaza because Cave Story was on my brain at the time 😛

    • Ithsme

      I’m only on LV 15, when do you get that option?

      • Wes

        20, I believe.

        • Ithsme

          Ooh, so close!

          • Wes

            Apparently at 50 you can change how the castle looks. I’m at 49 now…

    • temporario23

      8 Mile Road, even though its the complete opposite.

  • Best Indian Tech Support
    • I think you may need one of these
      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ev1lQSsDKho/hqdefault.jpg

      • Best Indian Tech Support

        No, Shiinotic is evolving

        • oh I mean Incineroar

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            oh no I got it</s

            Incineroar is amazing tho

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            I’m pretty sure I’ve put down ‘Incineroar is amazing tho’ after that and it isn’t showing up

          • hm.. wonder why /s

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            Because some idiots here still think it’s bad

            :33

          • ehhhh its ok

          • Best Indian Tech Support

            It’s such a little cutie tho

            Like it pretends to be big and buff but it’s still a kitten

    • SpectralSeraph

      Sandra is your best member

      • Best Indian Tech Support

        I love them all and they’re all doing extremely well <3

  • Ithsme

    Theifing magnemites is so annoying with sturdy. ._.

    • Get a Trevanant to scout with

      • Ithsme

        I have one, but I really like the compound eyes boost.

        • Use both then. Just swap into it. 😛

          • Ithsme

            Then it takes 4 turns for each pokemon.
            1. Swap into trevenant
            2. Hit it once
            3. Hit it twice
            4. Switch out

          • Wes

            Have the Compound Eyes Pokemon fainted in the first slot. You’ll still get the boost. Have Trevenant in the second slot. Bingo.

          • Ithsme

            Wait it doesn’t have to be in battle?

          • Wes

            Nope. But it has to be in the first slot. As long as it’s in the first slot – fainted or alive – you’ll get the effect. Same thing applies to other overworld abilities like Magnet Pull and Static.

          • Ithsme

            Oh wow, that’s handy. Thanks! ^_^

          • No because you can frisk the magnemite to see if it has a metal coat. If it doesn’t just run!

          • Ithsme

            Oh, I’m chaining. Maybe it’d be more efficient to run actually, since it has a 40% encounter rate

    • Wes

      Are there any Mold Breaker Pokemon that can learn Thief? You could switch that in after False Swiping from someone else.

  • Time to fish for that 1% Shellder .-.

    • Wes

      Fish in the bubbly spots! You can save before and SR to make it much easier since they’re more common in bubbly spots.

      • Save before I fish in the spots?

        • Wes

          Yeah because after you fish it won’t bubble anymore unless you leave and come back.

          • Oh! yay! found it! Thanks!

          • Wes

            No problem! This method is also somewhat useful for farming bottlecaps, but they’re very rare.

    • The Festival Kuppo

      Shellder is 1%? Funny because i found it in my first try…

      • -.-

      • Wes

        It’s 20% in bubbling spots.

        • The Festival Kuppo

          Now i feel a lot less lucky

        • The Holiday Kurusu

          Isn’t Bruxish the same thing 1% but 20% with bubbles

    • Ithsme

      Lol I think I have one if you’d like it (may have traded it away)?

      • Ithsme

        Nvm

    • Serenotic

      I have one that I got from pelago if you want it

    • Golden_Monferno

      What I did was I went outside and inside Seaward Cave over and over again because there’s a 10% chance of finding Shellder in a Bubbling Spot. Found it in about 4 tries, and it makes the whole process easier.

  • Ithsme

    Well, I’m so far into the chain that the magnemite are starting to have their HA instead of sturdy. Problem solved? xD

  • Best Indian Tech Support

    >Totem Salazzle
    >Hydro Vortex

    Bye girl bye

  • Isn’t there someone who trades a Happiny for a Pancham in Malie? Where are they?

    • Serenotic

      Sushi restaurant iirc

    • Best Indian Tech Support

      Sushi High Roller

  • Best Indian Tech Support

    I’m away to bed early so have a shitpost to remember me by

    https://youtu.be/pSsEG1TkQEM

    • Ithsme

      Night! xD

    • lol its 4:25 here 😛

      • Ithsme

        Yay for CST! The timezone that’s not too far off from everything but never the one people use!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      You look like a spambot now with that name…

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  • Pancham just S.O.S’d a Pangoro 0.0

    • Golden_Monferno

      What’s even worse is when you are fighting a Cubone at the Volcano and it summons a Kangaskhan. Then you are in for it.

      • Ithsme

        That’s what I’m doing right now lol. I need that thick club.

  • Ithsme

    They really should make a different item to change Silvally’s type for further games, otherwise we’d have 18 more items to clutter up our bag every game.

    • I just put them in my free space…. next to Lillie’s pokedoll :3

      • zess

        That’s a good idea I Nearly ended my puykmyuku chain by clicking on it

        • Ithsme

          Can’t it still be used from free space?

          • Yeah, but you are less likely to use it

          • Ithsme

            That’s fair

          • zess

            Yea I guess your right it will still show up

  • ReviewReviewer

    Hello where did everyone go? Is PJ still alive or is this site about to die?

  • Golden_Monferno

    I got another idea for a Fakemon, it would be the 3 Stage Rock type of my region:
    The Fortress Pokemon
    Type: Rock
    Ability: Levitate
    Height: 10′ 00″
    Weight: 584 lbs
    Stats:
    (HP) 103
    (ATK) 98
    (DEF) 145
    (SP ATK) 50
    (SP DEF) 106
    (SPD) 20
    (BST) 520
    Dex Entry: Possessing the ability to levitate for an unspecified reason, this Pokemon can adapt to any situation, whether it’s the air or land. It’s tough, titanium-like body allows it to survive many hits, almost making it seem like a fortress. It’s “arms” orbit around its body like towers, when attacking, two on each side come together to fire off or make contact with the opponent, or if defending, all of the “arms” come together to shield this Pokemon like a barrier.

  • The Holiday Kurusu

    Guys a Breakthrough has been made!!!! My new games

    Pokémon Thunder
    &
    Pokémon Quake

    • Screw that!
      Pokemon Mario and Pokemon Luigi!

      • Ithsme

        Pokemon Yes and Pokemon No

        • Pokemon Bought and Sold

          • Ithsme

            Pokemon Stop and Pokemon Move Forward

          • Pokemon Arms and Legs

          • Ithsme

            Pokemon Right and Pokemon Left

          • Golden_Monferno

            Pokemon COD and Pokemon Battlefield

          • Ithsme

            Pokemon 3DS and Pokemon Wii U

            (both for nintendo 3ds)

          • Golden_Monferno

            Pokemon PS4 and Pokemon Xbox One

            And the third Version:
            Pokemon Switch

          • Ithsme

            Pokemon Male and Pokemon Female

            There is no third version

          • Those are fan games because gender is a construct

          • Ithsme

            Nah seems like the kind of stupid thing GF would do lol

          • ReviewReviewer

            Pokemon Left and Pokemon Right.

            Third game; Pokemon Centre.

            Remakes: Pokemon Far-Left and Pokemon Far-Right

          • wow pokemons getting pretty political it seems

          • ReviewReviewer

            Well the teams could be the opposite ideological, in Pokemon Left you have to battle Team Con, Right you battle Team Libs

          • Well we had pokemon X and Y

          • Ithsme

            And those would be the sequels.

          • Remakes will be Pokemon Non-Binary with Beldum on the cover

          • Ithsme

            Beldum cover legend confirmed

          • Pokemon Overwatch and Battleborn

    • SpectralSeraph

      😀

  • Alright help me with mah dex someone

    Chansey/Clefable/Snorlax/Slowking/Lilligant/Cottonee/Shelgon/Salamence/Whiscash/Braviary/Crobat

    • that last one is crobat

    • Ithsme

      I can help with a few of them in a few minutes.

    • ReviewReviewer

      Let’s see here…..

      Chansey – Think I have it

      Cleafable – Sure do!

      Snorlax – Event!

      Slowking – Not anymore

      Lilligant – Perhaps

      Cottonee – Maybe

      Shelgon – No

      Salamanca – Probably not

      Whiscash – Yes

      Braviary – Might be

      • Ok do I have your FC?
        2191-7850-5254

        • ReviewReviewer

          OK lemme get my FC, and can you give them back afterwards, ESPECIALLY Snorlax, Clefable, and Chansey?

          • Yeah of course!

          • ReviewReviewer

            Thanks!

          • ReviewReviewer

            oh sorry I got to go right after the Chansey trade so mind trading it back afterwards?

        • ReviewReviewer

          Wait, it appears I already added you from before lol, just meet me in FP. What’s your IGN?

          • Ava 😛

          • ReviewReviewer

            Okie the person who shall be requesting a trade with you is me.

          • ReviewReviewer

            I’m the person RQing a trade.

  • aaaaaHGGG DROPPED MY 3DS AGAIN AND THE GAME CRAD MESS UP AAAAGGG

    • Ithsme

      ._______.

    • ReviewReviewer

      Better not be a mother then lol

      • what

        • ReviewReviewer

          Since you’re so clumsy you would drop your baby like a credit crad

          • Oh lol. I Probably would actually

    • Golden_Monferno

      How much do you have to go back now because it got messed up?

      • Not at all, I saved but i forgot I saved so I’m where I was… weird like I really dont remember

        • Golden_Monferno

          Well ok then, at least you have everything still

  • Ithsme

    At sunset, the sky is red at Wela volcano park instead of orange. :O

    • Ithsme

      False alarm it’s orange now

  • ReviewReviewer

    StarStorm I need Chansey back I gtg

    • oh ok

      • ReviewReviewer

        sorry!

        • ReviewReviewer

          I’ll just give you a free Lilli

          • 😀

          • ReviewReviewer

            I’ll try to trade you again later if you need my help again!

  • Ithsme

    I have obtained the metal coat, black sludge, and thick club! Item quest complete!

    • Chaos

      I obtained the Metal Coat and Thick Club a couple of days ago. Butterfree made it very easy.

      Which Pokemon has Black Sludge, is it Alolan Grimer?

      • Ithsme

        Yep. Hunt in the trainer school, they’re more common there.

    • trade with me >:D

      • Ithsme

        Oh yeah sure. Getting online now.

      • Ithsme

        I’m online when you’re ready. I don’t exactly remember what I have, so I can’t promise that I’ll be that helpful, sorry. 😛

        • oh that blissey i need that

          • Ithsme

            Sure

          • Ithsme

            No whishcash, sorry. That’s all I can help with from your list. No wigglytuff either. 🙁

            By chance do you have a scizor you can show me?

          • nope

          • Ithsme

            Oh sorry. Do you want it, or would you rather have goodra?

          • Alright I guess I’ll take my Lilipup back then

    • Ithsme

      We need to see voltorb do this animation.

      • It probably wouldn’t work because the skeletons aren’t similar

        • Ithsme

          Well somebody make bidoof do it.

          • Well bidoof has limbs

          • Ithsme

            True, but the skeleton still isn’t that similar to a human

          • But it has limbs

    • SpectralSeraph

      I mentally just nutted (Jk)

      • Ithsme

        O_o

      • Its hard not to with godly hips like those

        • SpectralSeraph

          True

  • Alyssa Dunn

    i just realized that both my 2 kittens look like both normal litten and shiny litten.

  • Ithsme

    You can keep the goodra, it’s not useful to me anymore. Sorry, I thought I had more than I actually did. >.<

  • Ithsme

    It’s been a full 24 hours and nobody on the GTS is willing to give me a scizor for a castform. It isn’t the currency that it used to be. :/

    • Remove and reload it! Trade evos with items are really hard to come by.

      Also just in case you want to start peddling Orangurus instead… (hint hint)

      • SpectralSeraph

        I could

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Infernapes’ run is just as I’d want it to be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Ow07GxFNI&spfreload=10

    • LOPUNNY’S BOUNCE NUU

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Mega Lopunnys’ is extra springy.

    • Golden_Monferno

      For some reason Bidoof’s is very funny

      • Monkeyfuzz

        ’cause it’s really trying with its’ little shuffle trot XD

        • Golden_Monferno

          The effort is too much for little Bidoof lol

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to Aether I go, with some evil plans and Pokemans, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho.

    • Golden_Monferno

      So this is the side effect of Nihilego infecting her

  • Alyssa Dunn
    • Monkeyfuzz

      Are they siblings?

      • Alyssa Dunn

        no they aren’t related but they act like siblings

        • Monkeyfuzz

          My dogs are like that. What are their names?

          • Alyssa Dunn

            the browngrey one is ashy because her paws look like she walked in ashes the orange one is ginger.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Oh nice. Do you have Litten named after them?

          • Alyssa Dunn

            no i dont but when its christmas i will get both sun and moon and get a litten and name her that

          • Alyssa Dunn

            both kittens are girls

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Oh, well good luck getting them female. You might have to soft reset or breed a bit 🙂

          • Alyssa Dunn

            i actually try to get female starters before i start my journey

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