Ever felt like having 3 or 4 Pokémon on a team in official battles (singles and doubles, respectively) felt too crowded? Wanted things a little more… personal? Well Season 4’s Special Battle ruleset may be just up your alley. Although both trainers will register teams of 6 Pokémon, only one will be brought into battle for a head-to-head fight against the opposing trainer.

In this Rating Battle season’s Special format, Trainers will create a team of six Pokémon from the National Pokédex, excluding Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon. You can use Poké Transporter to bring Pokémon into Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon from previous games. Then, when the battle starts, each Trainer will select only one Pokémon to battle with. You’ll be allowed to use items, but Mega Stones, Z-Crystals, Focus Sashes, and Eviolite will not be allowed. The battles will have a five-minute match time, a 60-second Pokémon preview, and 15-second turn times. Expect speedy battles and plenty of surprises when each Trainer’s Pokémon hits the battlefield! See the Special Format Regulations for details.

This may be a great time to bring in your favorite Pokémon and fight as one a la Ash & Pikachu. Season 4 will run from May 16 at 00:00 UTC until July 17, 2017, at 23:59 UTC.

I also have to say I’m loving these Special Battles, they add a fun new dynamic to online play 🙂

  • Chibi ME ME BIG BOY

    There should be a butter pokemon

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Simply one hell of a Pokémon

      • Chibi ME ME BIG BOY

        Of course! It could be a powerful Normal/Electric type with Fluffy ability. It could be a Legendary of the third version to Peanut Butter and Jam versions. It could be named Omniputurum (words Allmighty Butter in Latin mashed together. It would be the greatest of all pokemon!

        • Pharap

          More proof that Latin is useful 😛

  • KᑌᑭᑭO

    This battle mode seems so fun °o°

  • EarthenWarrior

    Basically Whimsicott has the advantage
    If you don’t have a poison or special sweeper or Dark/Grass type
    Leech seed
    Sub
    Protect
    And just spamming it until leech kills ya

    It’s times like this I wish I had a legit Sucker Punch Golem…

  • TheMonster6893

    Soooooo apparently a URL that puts “hoshi” in the game name part redirects to the main pokemon site. Hoshi means star lol hmmmm!!!!!

    • TheMonster6893

      And apparently before SM were fully announced “niji” was also redirecting to the Pokemon website. Even more hmmmm!!!!! Lol

    • Pharap

      Hoshi-tachi ga furisosogu.

      • Pharap

        I apologise for the spanish subs, for some reason Spanish people love OP.

      • TheMonster6893

        I love that song. OnenPiefe has some great music lol

        • TheMonster6893

          One piece not…. Whatever I just said lol

  • TheMonster6893

    Ok nevermind anything that ends in “i” redirects to the main website……..*sigh*……

    • R.I.P. the dream

      • TheMonster6893

        Well it’s still not all lost, but that lead certainly is a goner lol

  • Ultron

    It’s not even going to be people using their favorites. It’ll be those filthy staller Pokemon that can bulk hits and let the opponent die of poison

    • EarthenWarrior

      Or the dreaded sub leech

  • ☆Fae☆

    My Magic Guard Clefable would be great for this, give it some leftovers, toxic, moon blast and a healing move and its all gucci

    • ☆Fae☆

      this also makes me an asshole

      • EarthenWarrior

        Tell that to a Steel type

        • ☆Fae☆

          please earthen, don’t be so predictable, its really annoying. Yes. Pokemon have weaknesses. Thank you captain obvious.

          • EarthenWarrior

            Then stop using fairies simple as that

          • ☆Fae☆

            oh please. They exist and are not going anywhere, why do you waste your time on such petty things?

        • Pharap

          We need a Poison/Steel type.

          • EarthenWarrior

            I made a living sludge ball that resides in a metal trash can
            I call it Wastenaught

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Hp fire

  • EarthenWarrior

    Aside from stallers are also the 1v1 threats?
    Fear strats
    Counter/mirror coat
    I’m partial to Sturdy Weakness Policy
    I guess mythicals and non banned legends are a problem (looking at you Pheramosa)
    Anything else

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Choice scarf Final Gambiters

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Mega Gross

  • Flail Aron

  • Chibi ME ME BIG BOY

    WOOOOOOOOO! YEAH! SUCK ON THAT ELLEN!
    https://twitter.com/carterjwm/status/861938816247975937

    • What is this?

      • Chibi ME ME BIG BOY
        • Chibi ME ME BIG BOY

          It’s really cool. He is kinda a “tweeter celebrity” and he uses his “fame” to get money for charities. Ellen’s Oscar selfie was the previous record holder for the biggest amount of retweets, but now he has more than her (She was pissed of when he started, just imagine her now).

    • Pharap

      Never heard of either of them.

      I’m glad someone remembers that there are still orphans around though. It annoys me that people with fertility issues are so quick to reach for IVF when there’s loads of parentless children already out there.

      • Chibi ME ME BIG BOY

        You’ve never heard of Ellen DeGeneres? The show host? The voice of Dory from Finding Nemo?

        • Pharap

          I’ve seen finding Nemo but I couldn’t name any of the voice cast, so nope.

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    Some kids made fun of me behind my back
    I recognize their voices
    I’d do something but I know they’re all growing up to be failures regardless

    • MelloMori

      That’s a rather bleak way to look at the world, though that is the proper response. Be the bigger adult until they cross the line.

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        And they never will ;3
        Poor fuckers have NO clue what I’m capable of

      • Pharap

        Not particularly – a bleak way to look at it is that they’re all worthless assholes, but worthless arseholes tend to get all the luck so they might just end up being someone’s manager someday. Meanwhile there are A-grade students working in supermarkets.

        Ain’t life grand?

        • MelloMori

          I mean more assuming that people who are assholes now will be doomed to live a crap life forever. I’ve had a lot of friends over the years who would be the sort of people that are described here and they’ve gone in different directions. One friend of mine actually kicked ass in college, maintaining a near 4.0 gpa and got a scholarship to study in pharmaceuticals and he was a jerk and one of the biggest put heads you would ever meet in High school. Another friend was similar, but ended up getting involved in petty crime and is in jail right now. Some people grow up and change, and others don’t. Its just simply kinda bleak to assume that these people are already doomed to failure in what I”m assuming is middle/high school.

          • Pharap

            Firstly, I have no idea how gpas are calculated because we don’t use them here, so I have no idea if 4 is good or bad.

            I don’t know how many of the people I knew in secondary school are doing now since I’ve lost contact with every last one of them, but I briefly skimmed their facebook pages a while back and if they’re true then all the assholes are doing just fine.

          • MelloMori

            Too put it simply a 4.0 is considered an A+, perfect score. So the closer you are the better off you are. a 3.0 is considered a perfect 3, 2.0 is considered a perfect C, ect. But yeah, I’m not going to pretend that a lot of assholes don’t change. Its just that its kinda 50/50. Some people realize their horrible and grow up, and others don’t.

          • Pharap

            Strange system.

            Most don’t. Some people get worse, I used to be nicer and less apathetic.

    • Ultron

      Beat the shit out of them with a club

      • EarthenWarrior

        that’s my line

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        I wish!

    • Pharap

      Teachers won’t investigate unless there’s evidence and even then detention isn’t really a punishment.

      “Bring back the cane” I say.

      • Physical abuse.. sure

        • Pharap

          At least it would be an actual deterrant and not something people just laugh at.
          Can’t have a stick and carrot system when your stick is “you’re going to be sat there bored for an hour”.

          • Wouldn’t it be better to reward good behavior instead of hitting children?

          • Pharap

            They already do that, it doesn’t work. Too many people don’t care about rewards for behaving because they find misbehaving more gratifying than some poxy trinket.

          • ☆Fae☆

            the way the world is today, the victims would probably end up with the blame and the punishment

          • Pharap

            Eh, maybe.
            In my experience teachers usually just sit back and don’t do anything rather than dishing out punishments or resolving things. (Admittedly though, that worked in my favour once.)

            I still think there needs to be a better deterrent than detention. If people aren’t worried about a deterrent then it’s as if the deterrent isn’t even there and they’ll cause others grief to no end.

  • EarthenWarrior

    oghhhhhhh omfg finally home!
    alrighty gotta do my wow dailies and do more time trials

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    -Helping Hand
    -Attract
    -Hold Hands
    -Happy Hour
    -Harden
    -Wrap
    -Focus Energy
    -Pound
    -Water Gun
    – Explosion
    -Protect
    -Growth
    -Bestow

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks
  • I want purple joycons for Stars version

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    WHY THE FUCK CAN’T I FIGURE OUT Vah Naboris!?

    • It’s tricky

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        And annoying

    • Pharap

      What sort of a puzzle is it?
      I like puzzles.

    • EarthenWarrior

      let me guess the iron ballz

  • I wanna play Zelda but I’m in a dungeon and I wanna explore. Blaaaahhh. Like I know I can leave the dungeon at anytime but I always feel like I should do it it ya know?

    • Daedardus

      I’m stuck at that part where the Goron follows you. Like, I haven’t even tried anything yet, but everything I’m like ehh, no interest in this, but I have to do this to progress in the game. So now MK gets all the attention now :P.

  • Found this gem on Reddit

    • EarthenWarrior

      I want to beat this guy with a stick attached to a rock

      • .-.

        • EarthenWarrior

          his voice is like ear sandpaper and not the fun kind

          • Pharap

            One of the reasons I almost never watch footage of people playing games on youtube – obnoxious idiots talking over the game with their awful ineloquent voices.

          • EarthenWarrior

            Would you listen to my smooth semi-deep voice as i scream at pixels?

          • Pharap

            “Smooth” and “scream” seem like a contradiction in terms.

          • Watch Game Grumps. The only good let’s players

          • Pharap

            I watched an animation they did once, it was meh.
            And it’s still people talking over top of the gameplay.

    • TheMonster6893

      Why in the world are people so freaking so stupid? lol

    • Pharap

      Please tell me that was drug enduced and he doesn’t normally think and talk like that.

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    it’s time to fight thunderblight!

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      AND I ALREADY DIED

    • EarthenWarrior

      I’ll inform your next akin’s akin

  • Daedardus

    Eurovision, always bringing the good gifs to us!
    https://s13.postimg.org/ujb3yxt6f/image.gif

    • Pharap

      I wonder if not being in the EU means no more Eurovision.

      • Daedardus

        Ask Australia, Russia and all the other countries not in the EU 😛

        • Pharap

          Damn, that would have been a nice bonus.
          Oh well, can’t win them all.

  • MenacingCascoon

    One on One competition. Quite the challenge. Im pretty good at 1v1s.
    Tuesday no sign of new game…

  • Shady
    • R.I.P
      Pepe

      • MelloMori

        Pour one out for the anti-Semitic frog.

    • Pharap

      I don’t understand the Fire-Fighting hate either.

      I can understand hating Emboar’s design, but Blaziken and Infernape are good.

      • Daedardus

        It’s a good type combination, it’s just overused and people wanted something different.

        • Pharap

          Pure Water and pure Grass are equally overused though.

      • EarthenWarrior

        Emboar is my favorite starter……

        • Pharap

          I don’t dislike it myself, I can just understand why others do.
          Compared to Samu-snot it’s infinitely superior.
          As for Serperior, I can never decide whether to like it or not, it doesn’t look right. It reminds me of some strange banana thing.

        • I am Kurusu!

          Meh. Pignite and Tepig are great Emboar is a little on the odd side

    • MenacingCascoon

      Ah but you see.Grass and Water both have year gaps somewhere.
      Plus Emboar looks disgusting

      • EarthenWarrior
        • MenacingCascoon

          Keep crying. Porkchop. Keep crying

        • MewMew

          Aww look at that face, Tepig is an adorable little guy. All he wants is someone to care for him ;~;

      • Shady

        Emboar is good to me it’s looks like genie …..u know genies r our siblings.

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    yep.. thunderblight is screwing me

    • EarthenWarrior

      six ways to Sunday

  • I am Kurusu!
    • MenacingCascoon

      Togedemaru and noctowl. why?

      • Pharap

        Noctowl I can understand liking, but I agree with Togedemaru being an odd one.

        • I am Kurusu!

          Its so cute and Dedenne originally was there

          • Pharap

            Dedenne is meh too.

      • I am Kurusu!

        Togedemaru is too cute and two of my favorite types. Noctowl has a great design and is always a go to Pokemon for me also my Favorite Flying type with close seconds of Staraptor and Honchkrow

    • Pharap

      Weavile, good.
      Politoed, good.
      Heracross, good.
      Steelix, good.
      Umbreon, good.
      Noctowl, good.
      Ambipom, meh.
      Hondoom, meh…

      Togedemaru and Samurott… nope.

      • Shady

        Wat’s ur favorite?

        • Pharap

          Favourite Pokemon of all, or favourite of these 10?

          • Shady

            of all

          • Pharap

            I can’t pick a single favourite, I have many favourites.
            To name a few:
            Mewtwo, Espeon, Scizor, Flygon, Magnezone, Infernape,Genesect,Sableye,Crobat

          • Shady

            nice choice sometimes I u like no pkmn.

          • Pharap

            I am just picky 😛

  • Daedardus

    Epic Sax Guy 2.0

    • Pharap

      Not as good as the original.

      I keep forgetting Eurovision isn’t dead yet.

  • Blitzin’ Arcanine

    So what is everyone’s most forgettable Mega Evolution?
    Mine would have to be Mega Steelix. I absolutely love Steelix, but its mega is something I tend to forget its a thing.

    • Pharap

      Disclaimer: Forgettable and bad aren’t the same thing.

      I agree though, M. Steelix is pretty forgettable.

      That said, I’m going to say either M. Tyranitar, M. Manectric or M. Houndoom.

    • Ultron

      Audino, Tyranitar, Pinsir, and Aggron

      • Pharap

        Nobody used Audino to begin with, I’ll never understand why they gave it a mega.

        • Ultron

          I honestly kind of like its design, but idk if I’d ever use one.

          • Pharap

            It’s meh. As much as I think retconning all the pink things to be fairy was a bit obvious, I think Audino would fair better if they’d retconned it as pure Fairy or Normal/Fairy instead of just giving it a mega.
            That and Mawile shouldn’t have been Fairy.

    • EarthenWarrior

      it does everything terribly
      how can we fix this…..

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Delete it

        • EarthenWarrior

          No el deleto grande yet
          what can we possibly do to make Mega Steelix less……failing
          what if we just dumped all 100 points of Mega Evolution into its defenses and min maxed its Sp atk

          HP: 75
          Attack: 85
          Defense: 300 (+100)
          Sp.Atk: 10 (-45)
          Sp.Def: 110 (+ 45)
          Speed: 30

          and as for Sand Force we give it either filter or levitate

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Then it would be absolutely fucking stupid, do you not know what balance is?

          • EarthenWarrior

            apparently so, so lets get this train wreck a’rolling

          • EarthenWarrior

            apparently not*

          • Pharap

            Not having megas in the first place?

          • EarthenWarrior

            it still has the right to exist i mean what is the worst thing this can do aside from not getting scratched physically
            there’s still special attackers
            a extremely limited movepool
            and numerous weaknesses

          • Pharap

            The issue is more that they only made a very limited number, so usage of that limited number of Pokemon skyrocketed.

          • EarthenWarrior

            well then why even bother letting pokemon have it
            the ones that work get nothing but good stuff while the others are worse off with their megas

          • MenacingCascoon

            Well, they arent giving every pokemon a mega. This isnt a perfect world not everything is even and fair. Even n games things WILL have an advantage,

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Yeah but minmaxing? Minmaxing is how shit like Pheramosa and Deoxys happen.

          • EarthenWarrior

            if Beedrill can do it so can I

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            But it’s fucking Beedrill, that’s the difference
            Beedrill was shit to begin with and literally needed it
            They could balance Steelix a little better and it would be fine, it doesn’t need minmaxing

          • EarthenWarrior

            its basically the poor man’s Mega Aggron at least it got the right stuff…..
            a justifiable rock type drop and getting filter

            what did Steelix get? Sand Force and that is horrible for it

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Mega Aggron isn’t even that good either fyi

            Just give it another ability and boom, fixed

          • EarthenWarrior

            like what if i crack down and give it filter or solid rock its just a clone…..
            my only other option could be like…………….Intimidate, Levitate, Sand Rush

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Intimidate makes sense
            (Cough cough Heatproof cough cough)

          • EarthenWarrior

            take a lozenge and help me think of a way to fix its weak special defense

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Heatproof my friend. You realize that can work right? It lets it switch in on fires?
            And maybe it is meant to have low spedef

          • EarthenWarrior

            well duh otherwise it can’t be killed but Heatproof isn’t all bad i’m more concerned about water honestly

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Heatproof is great
            Yeaaaah it’s not getting a water damage reducing ability, that doesn’t really work for a steel snake

          • Pharap

            Minimax exists because it’s a mathematicallly sound strategy according to those crazy zero-sum game theorists. If they’d applied it from the start then everything would be more balanced.

            I tend to apply it to EVs and IVs.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Yeah but here’s the issue
            IT wasn’t from the start, so that means things that are minmaxed end up being stupid broken

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Yes

      • Pharap

        Storm GF and hold a kanabo to their head until they retcon all the awful things.

        • EarthenWarrior

          and what if our gentle constructive criticisms aren’t enough?

          • Pharap

            Hold three kanabos to their heads?
            Introduce them to Noseybonk?
            Steal their bentos?

    • MenacingCascoon

      Hmmm thats a tough choice I honestly need seperate lists for favorite design wise and competitive wise, but I have to say my all time favorite mega has to be Mega Sceptile. That cool tail, the cool turn around pose. Even though Grass Dragon isnt the best for defensives, but it still provides nice coverage.

      • Pharap

        Forgettable, not favourite.

        • MenacingCascoon

          OOOOOOHHHH. Lol Myb Well thats easy. Mega Sharpedo is easily the most forgettable (and my least favorite) mega. It’s just so lame, and they could have done its stats much better.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Wait wait wait hold the phone
            Play UU and tell me it’s forgetable
            Literally psychic fangs happened

          • MenacingCascoon

            Ah you see theres your youre wrong. I dont play UU therefore I dont battle it therefore its the most forgettable to me.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Oh, than that’s understandable…..
            Until you remember how badass it looks!

          • MenacingCascoon

            Mehhhh doesnt look that cool to me. TBH XY megas> ORAS megas.
            ORAS megas for some reason dont have the same charm to them.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            You’re forgetting a certain two megas in Oras that looked greaaatt

          • EarthenWarrior

            now its even more of a threat,
            i mean unless i’m packing Breloom i can’t kill it

          • EarthenWarrior

            also what was the deal with the nose bones, i mean they don’t even appear in the game model

          • MenacingCascoon

            I know right. They appear for after it does its mega screech but then goes away. How pointless

    • EarthenWarrior

      Most forgettable is lambchop the unfabulous

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Mega Camerupt or Mega Steelix
      Or Mega Garchomp
      Or maybe even Mega Tyranitar

      • EarthenWarrior

        unsurprisingly all my favorites

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          They’re really forgettable, I mean none of them do all that much for the original form
          Audino is too shitty to forget and caused a lot of salt
          And Glalie I’ve seen in RU too many times to forget

      • Pharap

        Points for Mega Garchomp.

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          Seriously, who remembers/gives a shit about it

          • EarthenWarrior

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Anyone who doesn’t have a ground type fetish?

          • EarthenWarrior

            its not even because its ground….. well half the reason
            i still make great use of Mega Garchomp’s insane attack and i always run sandstorm so Sand Force means something

            yes its 10 points slower I KNOW BUT I DON’T CARE

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            But every other person in the world does. Why run a shittier Garchomp, waste a mega slot, lose speed, and become more predictable when you could just run life orb chomp, have more versatility, higher speed, and have a slot for another mega that doesn’t suck?

          • EarthenWarrior

            Because its my choice, and you’re pretty much predictable the second a guy sees a garchomp so that guess work is either rough rocky stealth rock or speedy SD sweeper usually the ladder

            Its more of a personal thing, you’ll never understand it but i’ve gotten a lot of good battles out of him and I need you to respect that
            and the slightly better bulk helps more when it comes to surviving more than damaging
            http://i.imgur.com/llFWJYs.gifv

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            All I see is a wasted Mega slot and a slower mon getting killed by the shit it needs to kill

          • EarthenWarrior

            well if it was faster it would be permabanned and i wouldn’t even get to use it

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            If it was normal speed it would be top top OU
            I don’t even know if it would be banned

          • EarthenWarrior

            it was the top of the tiers for a while, it really started going down right around gen 6

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Garchomp? It’s even more relevant this gen than last gen tbh

          • Ultron

            It. Didn’t. Need. One.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            That simple

          • Ultron

            Complete waste of a slot

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            #flygonneededit

          • Ultron

            The salt will be eternal

            >:I

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            ;~;

          • EarthenWarrior

            -_-

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Face the truth

          • Ultron

            Just because you found a way to justify its existence, doesn’t mean it was necessary. Megas for pseudos are a ridiculous idea

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            But we did need Dragon Frisbee

          • Ultron

            Noooo ugh

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            And Metagross but rotated

          • Ultron

            And uglier tyranitar

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            And for legends, the plane dragons with slight differences

    • Pharap

      To add:
      Abomasnow, Pidgeot and Swampert.

    • I am Kurusu!

      I’d say Mawile’s

      • I am Kurusu!

        Or Tyranitar

  • UnburdenedLegume

    New Assassin’s Creed is called Origins and will feature on E3. Here’s a leaked image (source: Liam Robertson) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d6c5ca9d32ad47afa54dbaadf1fad480fe6d7c8ddd3be882cd8a890cd98545f2.jpg

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Game industry head: Quick! We’re out of ideas! What do we do!?
      Game Industry Employee: MAKE A REBOOT AND SLAP A WORD LIKE ORIGINS OR REBORN ON IT
      Game Industry Head: GENIUS!

      • Pharap
        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          Let’s smash retelling in there too

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Its not a reboot. The fans have wanted an Egypt setting since the original

        • EarthenWarrior

          to be fair that does sound pretty cool

      • Ultron

        ***Reboot or Prequel

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          ALways

    • Ultron

      I really do not like Ubisoft, I think they make generally lackluster games, but Egypt is a cool setting for the series.

  • MenacingCascoon

    So I just thought of a question
    Do you prefer XY megas or ORAS megas?
    Personally (as stated below) XY megas have this spark in them that makes them all look so cool. ORAS doesnt really have that charm. Some of them are just so boring to me

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      ORAS mainly because my three favorites are all there

    • Pharap

      They both have good and bad.

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      I mean Gallade and Altaria are right there…

    • EarthenWarrior

      I literally disliked or was disappointing with all of ORAS’s Megas
      Camerupt and Steelix are useless and everything else was always against me

      • MenacingCascoon

        You just gotta utilize their strengths rather than trying to play your own way. Trust me every battle I do with my own shiny 6iv Mega Camerupt team, it kills at least 2 mons.

        • EarthenWarrior

          i find that extremely hard to believe that a camerupt lasts that long to kill anything

          • MenacingCascoon

            Shame. Because mine does work. And its shiny. and 6iv. Im so proud of my Perfection

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Basically my Araq <3

          • EarthenWarrior

            ok then explain some wins, like real scenarios of said glory

          • MenacingCascoon

            Two words: Trick Room.
            Also shiny and 6IV and hatched myself

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Eyyyy, we both hatched shiny competitive megasss

          • EarthenWarrior

            a little more

    • X and Y with the exception of the starters, Lopunny and Altaria and Rayquaza and maybe more in forgetting

    • Pharap

      To be honest XY introduced more so it has the advantage.
      A lot of XY’s megas are 3rd gen Pokemon, so I suspect they were planning to wait until ORAS for some, but didn’t.

    • Ultron

      Design wise, ORAS megas, but competitive wise, X&Y.

  • Kass’s theme gives me life

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    Reminder that a good amount of competitive players actually believe that Tapu Bulu is a genuinely shit Pokemon

    • MenacingCascoon

      Well its still the worst tapu competitively

    • Pokemania88

      Hooowww….. it’s so good! It’s probably my favorite in VGC because of how powerful it is. It’s not very diverse but with an assault vest, it can become bulky, and hit hard.

      Also it’s has taken many hits from poison types, fire types whenever I use it and hits right back with a stone edge, etc….

      • Pokemania88

        Also horn leech is ridiculously good when it has low hp

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        It’s my favorite too because it supports my Araq Maro core so well!
        It’s the worst Tapu, yes, but it’s not bad

        • Pokemania88

          I think Tapu Lele might take the bottom spot. At least in my experience, it’s the easiest to counter

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Nope… it’s the opposite… Lele is considered the best… .by like a large margin

          • EarthenWarrior

            Fast since they seem to universally run scarves
            insanely powerful
            no priority to revenge kill

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Unless you’re the three OU mons that live

          • EarthenWarrior

            i just try to lock it in to psychic moves and switch to Crawdaunt

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Which is honestly pretty stupid if they fall for that

          • EarthenWarrior

            Well look at this way, would you rather lose to a smarty or beat a dumbass?

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Lose to a smarty, at least you can learn shit from it

          • EarthenWarrior

            that’s bull

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I’ve learned valuable shit from losing
            Like the sets certain mons tend to run

          • Pokemania88

            I actually considered maybe koko or fini to be the best

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    Was it that hard to give Gallade an ability that wasn’t fucking inner focus?

    • Pharap

      GF don’t love Gallade because it’s not Gardevoir ; n ;

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        ;~; even though it’s much cooler

        Super Luck, Justified, Defiant, Serene Grace, Trace, do I really need to continue?

        • EarthenWarrior

          i rather you not
          i had a bad experience with a bulky Gallade who ruined me with a single bulk up

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            We’re talking about Mega
            How the fuck did you lose to a physically frail mon? How did you let it set up?

          • EarthenWarrior

            it was a long time ago and was Psychic mono, point is it must’ve specifically defensive and that one bulk up just ruined me
            and after dealing with annoying crap

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            (Pft)

          • EarthenWarrior

            Well
            Drain punch killed Excadrill and Mamoswine and Earthquake didn’t kill it
            Zen Headbutt killed my Nidoking even with the damage to Earth Power
            ice Punched Garchomp
            and it was a push and go with Hippowdon and Seismitoad

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I forgot you use garbage teams

          • EarthenWarrior

            you are such a dick,

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I can’t hear you over the sound of emergency exit getting proc’d

          • EarthenWarrior

            I’m just trying to use a pokemon i friggin liked jesus

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            What’s that about water?

          • EarthenWarrior

            what?

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            All I hear is drowning ground types

          • EarthenWarrior

            that’s why i have Seismitoad

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            All your team but the Seismitoad is dead
            The foe hasn’t even brought out their second mon

          • EarthenWarrior

            you just so freaking mean…

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I like crushing dreams
            That’s why I use DREAM EATER

          • Ultron

            It doesn’t help that ground types are slow as fuck, with the fastest being trashtrio

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            (Dugtrio is actually stupid good)
            Alolan gets slower :3

          • Ultron

            I used to love dugtrio, but I’m just kinda meh toward it now.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            It kills shit

          • Ultron

            Complete glass cannon though. Not really my type of thing

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            True true

          • EarthenWarrior

            I have Excadrill, Garchomp and Nidoking and they’re fast
            Garchomp can tank a water move and Nidoking’s Sash lets him survive to Tbolt em
            and with Sand Rush Excadrill only fears Aqua Jet and super super bulky Water types like Alolamola

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            >only fear super bulky water types
            Most water types are bulky

          • EarthenWarrior

            it still does damage its Adamant and sporting a Life Orb
            Excadrill does hit like a truck

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Okay?

          • EarthenWarrior

            why do you constantly criticize the constant stresses of running a Ground mono you know damn well there’s a lot of weaknesses and you know there’s not a lot i can do about it
            so why keep egging me on honestly

          • Ultron

            At least you don’t have to worry about too many ice monos. I can’t imagine those are that common.

          • EarthenWarrior

            ice Monos are usually cake since i just need to get rid of their hail and replace it with Sand then Excadrill just iron Heads them
            Avalugg and Arourus are annoying but nothing i can’t handle i mean only Nido, Hippow and garchomp dislike ice attacks while Mamoswine’s thick fat soaks up hits and retaliates with Stone Edge

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            People use Aurorus?

          • Ultron

            It’s a shame it’s such a shit mon, because I loooove the design

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Agreed

          • EarthenWarrior

            they do for stealth rock
            lead with it and sash it

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Lol, that’s trassssh

          • EarthenWarrior

            who cares its role is not to do anything but keep hail up and put out stealth rocks

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Why not use a different rocker that doesn’t suck literal balls

          • Ultron

            Can any other ice types use stealth rock?

          • EarthenWarrior

            really it and Mamoswine or Piloswine

          • EarthenWarrior

            WHAT ELSE IS THERE

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Mamoswine and Piloswine. A supposed ground type specialist should know a simple thing like that!

          • EarthenWarrior

            you are really being an ass tonight, what’s the beef
            you trying to make me your bitch or are you just being a douche

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I’m trying to avenge my ghost type brethren

          • EarthenWarrior

            Beraiding my mono choices is doing that

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            So I gotta keep goin

          • EarthenWarrior

            could you freaking not, i hardly anything bad to you aside from casual insults and occasional organ theft

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            II won’t stop until you give me credit for the design you stoleee

          • EarthenWarrior

            i nearly forgotten about that

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Credit me and I’ll stop

          • EarthenWarrior

            fine,

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Say it

          • Ultron

            Poor, poor ice type. Can’t even take out something they’re strong to

          • EarthenWarrior

            doesn’t mean Ice doesn’t hurt, i still have to deal with Weavile’s outspeeding me and using Icicle Crash

          • Ultron

            I imagine most of your pokemon can tank one of them though

          • EarthenWarrior

            most, that’s why i run Sash Nidoking, even if they hurt hard i still can give a Flamethrower and do something, it may not be a lot but better than nothing, ice is just another weather game, and the one who gets his weather active is the dominating force, now i gotta worry about Snowslash and the the fox
            http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7monotypesuspecttest-568303984
            this was just about a week ago,

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            TFW when you run a sash on a choice mon

          • EarthenWarrior

            omfg it works plenty

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            CHOICE SPECS SHARPEDO IS A GOOD SET GAIZ

          • EarthenWarrior

            at least with a sash i can survive the oncoming Waterfall and thunderbolt
            i don’t think even with a scarf Nidoking can outspeed a +1 Speed Sharpedo when it Megas

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Know what;’s also great? Choice Scarf Goodra. Yeah, it’s supposed to run other items BUT DAT DRACO ISH SHO GOOD RIGHT!? ALMOSHT ASH GOOD AZ FOCUS NEEDO

          • EarthenWarrior

            i’m blocking you if you keep this up

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Up? More like

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Because eggs taste good and you dislike ghosts

          • Ultron

            You make it easy for him

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Easy
            PEASY
            LEMON
            SQUEEZY

          • EarthenWarrior

            T_T i truly hate you all…

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Yay

          • Ultron

            I am not usually out for blood. Occasionally, yes.

          • Ultron

            Chompy is pretty fast. Do you run sandstorm for excadrill?

          • EarthenWarrior

            of fricking course i would be an idiot not to

          • Ultron

            Do you use Hippowdon for that?

          • EarthenWarrior

            WHAT WOULD I DO WHAT ELSE HAS SAND STREAM
            if you’re running a Ground mono and Sandstorm isn’t a factor you’re clearly doing something wrong

          • Ultron

            I forgot we were talking mono teams for a second. I was considering tyranitar

  • Dicie

    Someone on Twitter discovered that pokemon.com/hoshi redirects to the official site, and the significance of this is “hoshi” translates to “star” in English. Later they found out that any random string ending in the letter “i” redirects to the main site, but apparently before Sun and Moon were revealed, pokemon.com/niji (niji = rainbow) also redirected to the site. Probably false hopes here but :/

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Oh yeah I heard that

      • Dicie

        Your username is very interesting lmao

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          It’s a long story XD

          • It’s not that long a story lol

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            IT’S FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT STAR-SENPAI!

    • ShinyXatu

      I got really excited there for a second. Looks like that random string situation might be the cause, though.

    • Chibi ME ME BIG BOY

      Niji also ends on i.

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Not to burst a bubble, but typing random shit like “jiji” at the end gets the sane result

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      pokemon.com/us/newsuperluigi

      Mother…..

    • Daedardus

      Bring on Pokémon Iiiiiiiiiiiiii!

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Notice what I posted
        I found the real new Pokemon game

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    I would love if they made two sequel games based off of two different stars

    • ShinyXatu

      Pokémon Nova and Pokémon Quasar!

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        YAS

        • ShinyXatu

          Seems like they are technically “opposites” like Sun and Moon, so it could work!

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Which would you go for?

          • ShinyXatu

            I’d have to go with Quasar, it sounds way cooler than Nova.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Agreed

      • Pharap

        Technically neither of those are stars or types of stars, they’re just space-related phenomena.

    • Ithsme?

      Pokemon Polaris and Poken Rigel

      now back to studying for me ;_;

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Rigel

      • Pharap

        Pfft. Rigel.

    • Ultron

      Pokemon Gemini
      Pokemon Orion

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        If Gemini’s legend isn’t multiheaded I swear

    • Pharap

      Not Two – Three versions:
      Regulus, Arcturus and Spica.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Triangle

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Ye

        • Pharap

          Alpha Bootis, Alpha Virginis and Alpha Leonis
          The herdsman, the virgin and the lion.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Swigity swooty I’m coming for dat bootis

  • so… how about that cursed statue quest? I’m confused because wtf kind of doll do I need

    • ShinyXatu

      The solution is so easy after you figure it out. I’ll spoil it if you want

    • UnburdenedLegume

      One of the statues’s eyes lit up at night, just shoot it with an arrow and the shrine appears

      • That’s it?

        • UnburdenedLegume

          Yep

      • Pharap

        Standard Zelda puzzle 😛

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Leaked gen 8 battle theme

  • Guys I’ve gone insane. I’ve started filling the Hyrule Compendium

    • EarthenWarrior

      (i bought most of the entries tee hee hee)

      • You can buy them?

        • EarthenWarrior

          yeah were you not paying attention to the nerd?

          • I just forgot I guess

          • EarthenWarrior

            pro tip, don’t sweat it if you unknowing didn’t document bosses, after you beat the game and continue playing you can purchase them

  • Daedardus

    I feel like I could stay awake the whole night. Maybe I should, I only fear for how I will feel tomorrow.

    • TheMonster6893

      I’ve pulled an all nighter once or twice. Never felt god afterwards. They weren’t even for anything in particular. I’d say go to bed at a reasonable time and wake up refreshed lol

    • Pharap

      Depends. Sometimes I do some of my best work late at night when there’s less distractions. There’s always side effects though.

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    How to fix rock type: Remove it

    • EarthenWarrior

      I happen to like rock

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        It’s bad

        • EarthenWarrior

          But i still love it…

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Lovin that traaaash

    • Pharap

      No more Olivia or Grant? I approve.

      Oh wait… that would mean no Brock. Unapproved.

      It’s only just occurred to me how many of the Rock gym leaders have dark skin. Strange.

      • Ultron

        Racismmmm!!!!!!

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Ohh?
        Seriously it’s a ballshit type

    • Ultron

      Still better than ice unfortunately. Although design wise, it’s probably the weakest type for me

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Agreed

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    Remember what Game Freak as taught us
    Frail type? Make it a defensive mon!

  • Ultron

    I feel like if we haven’t heard about a direct by now, it’s not happening this week…

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Wait till tomorrow sEnPaI

      • Ultron

        Fine, I’ll give it till tomorrow. 2 pm EST latest for an announcement

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
          B
          C
          D
          E
          F
          IHJKLIYHKBMNN N

          • Ultron

            What’s going onnnn

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            OFF AN ON AN OFF AN ON AND MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASTARBATIONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

    • Dicie

      Some directs have happened DAYS after their announcement, but there have been some that occurred the very next day after they were announced. Don’t lose hope!

      • Ultron

        I get really hyped for things when first hearing of them, but then the pessimism creeps back into my heart

  • EarthenWarrior

    Curtsy of Seraph or the aardvark pervert
    behold the majesty and wonder of a Bug/Fire type that isn’t Volcarona
    its Scrapphire and scarab solar deity pokemon
    be amazed of its shiny blue shell that soaks up sunlight and converts it to blue flames
    kudos to you Seraph you depraved lunatic
    huhzahs are in order
    it evolves into the powerful Blaazealous a pharaoh angle dung beetle man, it creates balls of fire that get bigger and bigger as it fights equipped with its signature ability Superheated which heavily reduces oncoming water damage (even nullifying it in sunlight)
    as i said before huzahs are in order woo hoo….

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Attaboi! Thankyu!
      (overpowered ability is broken)

      • EarthenWarrior

        its just water moves no big woop, still gots to worry about flying and rock
        i mean Water Bubble is pretty op

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          Water bubble isn’t as bad boi

          • EarthenWarrior

            its essentially like Seaking having Lightning rod
            it still gets hurt by water moves and regardless water does less in sunlight
            its just its niche so relax

            but honestly how do you feel about the name blaazealous i couldn’t find any egyptum words that meshed well with it

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            That one sounds a little…… blaa

          • EarthenWarrior

            i just may scrap it completely i mean i still have my Fire Scorpion
            Scorpyre and Scorchpion
            and my Bug/Ground Rhinoceros Beetle Dynoceros

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Hmmmmm

          • EarthenWarrior

            i just really like Dynoceros
            a real rhino covered in a beetle’s shell, and a mighty forked horn
            just a natural tank and bruiser

  • ShinyXatu

    I don’t know guys, May 10 sounds like a really solid day to make a Direct announcement. I’m not sure why but I’m feeling this one. If not…no game this year?!?

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      I say 12

      • ShinyXatu

        Well I meant announce the Direct for the 12th.

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          Hmmm
          I feel like the announcement will be the 12th

          • ShinyXatu

            Nah, it never happens on Friday. (At least not normally). It’s typically Tuesday or Wednesday with the Direct later in the week.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Trueee

    • EarthenWarrior

      Either game or no game i’m leaning towards no game,

      • InfinityD4

        me too… they skipped 2015, breaking the chain of a release every year between 2009-2014… internationally.

    • Aahhgggg stop saying that! I want there to be a game this year so bad!

      • Pharap

        Even if it’s Pokemon Dash 2?

      • ShinyXatu

        After that Eurogamer report I simply can’t see them skipping 2017. They got the NX rumors on the nose earlier in the year.

        • TheMonster6893

          I also don’t think they’ll skip this year. It seems unlikely they’d skip another year so soon. Like Joe Merrick said in that GameXplain video they haven’t skipped years like they would here since 2000. So it seems unlikely to me for this year to be nothing. lol

          • InfinityD4

            I’ve counted and they didn’t skip internationally from Platinum to ORAS… not sure about JP releases though.

    • Pharap

      Is someone running a book on this?

    • TheMonster6893

      Is your third eye speaking to you? lol I also feel like tomorrow will be something good, but if not I don’t think that’s the end. I wouldn’t even be surprised if the direct came on Friday or something. I could even see a late night announcement. Very often announcements will be um….announced when it’s a reasonable time for Japan as obviously they need to appeal to Japanese fans as well.

    • InfinityD4

      you know your name is ShinyXatu, but you use an icon of a regular Xatu…

    • Pokemania88

      I think if not tomorrow or this “week” I say we might have miniscule hopes for a non-pokemon-traditional announcement at E3. If not anytime there, then there’s no chance…

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    Perhaps now is the time to remind y’all that we may not get a direct but may just get a new corocoro leak

    Magearna happened

    • InfinityD4

      But haven’t GF stopped trusting corocoro with stuff?

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Maybe
        Maybe not

    • TheMonster6893

      I don’t they’d have a game reveal in CoroCoro. That hasn’t happened since Platinum. Yes technically Magearna was in a way a game getting revealed, but it really wasn’t a full reveal. They’ve done that kind of reveal before like with Zoroark, but it’s unlikely they’d do a full reveal exclusively through CoroCoro

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Hmmmmmmm
        But it’s gf… can you ever be sure?

        • InfinityD4

          They made a game about the son of a Dude and his Computer.

        • TheMonster6893

          Well no, but I’m pretty Sure TPCI would rather themselves be the revealer than a separate magazine

  • InfinityD4

    Anyone here know what Pulseman is, and also, what the STORY of Pulseman is?

    • EarthenWarrior

      i’ve heard of it but not overly familiar with it

      • InfinityD4

        So Pulseman’s dad made an AI he fell in love with and then digitized himself and they had a baby who is Pulseman who can go between the worlds due to his dual nature… his dad leaves cyberspace and turns evil due to being in cyberspace for too long and you have to stop him… I learned this from watching a protonjon stream…

    • I know what Pulseman is, but I don’t think I know the story of it. I do know it’s where Volt Tackle came from though.

      • InfinityD4

        BOUNCING AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE!

  • InfinityD4

    Has anyone seen an interview with someone at nintendo where they asked on their opinion of Fangames, and if not… WHY THE FUCK DIDN’T THEY…

    • Pokemania88

      do you have a link? I’m very interested!!!

      • InfinityD4

        ? I’m asking if someone has seen an interview with someone like Miyamoto, where the person interviewing them asked their opinion on fan games, so I can get an answer from Miyamoto and shit about whether the Dev’s or their Lawyers are the Assholes shutting down projects like Uranium and AM2R and Prism.

        • Pokemania88

          ohhh got it

          • InfinityD4

            IT TOOK YOU SO LONG I REPOSTED THE REPLY… WTF?

          • Pokemania88

            sorry I don’t go on here often. actually, it would’ve taken me longer if I’m not checking to see if there’s an announcement every hour

  • Wow, I’m already about halfway through Gokaiger (great series, btw, I seriously recommend it).It’s 51 episodes long and I’m on Episode 26.

    • InfinityD4

      I need to get into sentai… altough I can also watch all past seasons of Power Rangers on Netflix…

      • I think Gokaiger is a good starting ground, it’s an anniversary series, and there tribute episodes for just about every series before it.The Power Rangers adaptation of it however… isn’t all that good.Granted, it’s trying to be like Mighty Morphin’, but it just isn’t for a number of reasons (I won’t go into them, but you can get a good gist of it from watching Linkara’s History Of Power Rangers on it.)

        • InfinityD4

          Also PIRATES.

          • Yes.If I had to pick 3 favorites, then they would be Captain Marvelous, Don Dogoier, and Gai Ikari (especially Gai)

          • InfinityD4

            I Really need to get into it because it’s less cheesy if I can’t understand the words… like with Pokemon and Yugioh… I hope VRAINS doesn’t start to suck like Arc-V did… It was so good at the begginning…

            .

          • I just watch it on Kissasian since I can’t find anywhere else to watch it.So yeah, just watch it there.

  • Dicie

    If the new games are SM remakes or sequels, then there is definitely a possibility that they will be available on the Switch. There’s been plenty of time to make small changes and port everything over. I’m just hoping we don’t get screwed over with R/G/B remakes or some side-series titles, that would just be disappointing :/

    • Ultron

      Last year would’ve been the year to do RGB remakes, being the 20th anniversary and all

      • InfinityD4

        so maybe we’ll get GSC on VC like they did for RGBY last year… along with Sinnoh Remakes.

        • Ultron

          They should def bring those to VC

          • InfinityD4

            Altough that would be like my idea of MM3D coming out along with BotW like Oot3D came out with SS.

      • I am Kurusu!

        Yet on year 21 they make a movie emphasizing the First season and Ho-Oh

        • Ultron

          True

    • Pharap

      Plenty of time?
      Porting is damned difficult.

      • TheMonster6893

        There has been plenty of time if the Stars rumor is true as the rumor states that Stars was in production at the same time as SM only to be put on hold for the last few months of SM’s production so they could polish it. Thus they’d have a ton of Stars done and would only need to continue it’s production after SM’s production ended. So yes plenty of time lol

        • Pharap

          *If* the rumour is true, and even then at a push.
          If not, 6 months wouldn’t be long enough.

          First Nintendo has to confirm the hardware they’ll be using.
          Then they have to write device drivers (can’t use the ones that come with the hardware because consoles have non-standard OSes).
          Then they have to adapt the libraries they use (custom drawing, file io, threading, plus 3rd party libraries like SDL etc).

          Then Gamefreak can start porting their engine, which means adapting it to work with the new screen resolution, ironing out all the bugs and inconsistencies (which also means a ton of testing), and only then can they begin writing the new game. Not forgetting that this time they’ll have to remove all traces of code for drawing parallax-based 3D, and any assembly code they might have been using for speedhax (since the Switch uses an x64 instead of ARM).

          • TheMonster6893

            Yes you are right about 6 months not being enough time…..but this whole thing has been about the idea that the next game would be a 3rd version for SM and the Stars rumor. So regardless of whether 6 months is enough time it’s irrelevant. The only ting we have to go on is the Stars rumor so that’s what people are talking about and basing their own theories on lol

          • Pharap

            Well I apologise for focusing on petty things like realistic details instead of blind hope.

          • Fam, Gamefreak has had access to the Switch hardware way before it was out. They’re a second party developer making Nintendo’s next system seller

          • Not to mention how easy it is to port to switch according to every indie dev with a game on the thing

          • Pharap

            If they hadn’t been working on SM, I’d say yeah, but the amount of work they’ve done for SM makes it highly implausible.

  • TheMonster6893

    The more I think about the more I think I’ll be disappointed if the next game is just a regular 3rd version for SM. After the past 7 year of GF saying they want to surprise their fans and have basically said they’re more or less done with 3rd versions it’d be pretty lame. I don’t mind going back to Alola as I love the region, but I want a new story. Everything seems to point to a game that would be more interesting than just a spiffed up version of SM. So them all of sudden just throwing a reg 3rd version at us all for the sake of giving us a game on the Switch seems lame. If they’re going to jump consoles half way through a gen then they need to make it worth while. I’d prolly buy a 3rd version for the Switch, but I’d feel better about spending the money on a game with a new story.

    • InfinityD4

      Something suprising would be a PREQUEL… but that would be INSANE.

      • TheMonster6893

        I don’t think we’ll ever get a Prequel. Sure prequels can be good, but for a game like Pokemon it would kind of feel useless. There wouldn’t be any surprises and they wouldn’t be able to add any new forms as then we’d be left with the question of why said forms are not in later games (continuity wise)? Also why would they suddenly then be in future games (release wise)?

        • InfinityD4

          Multiverse theory? it’s how they put megas in ORAS… and Gen 2 and 3 pokemon in FRLG, and Gen 3 and 4 pokemon in HGSS, and Gen 5 and 6 Pokemon in ORAS again.

          • Pharap

            I detest the multiverse theory.

          • InfinityD4

            I detest it only when it gets convoluted as fuck… which is why I detest Comic Books.

          • TheMonster6893

            Tell me about it….hahaha

          • InfinityD4

            I’m fine with all the earths in the Arrowverse… and I’m fine with all the Multiverse in Pokemon since it completely replaces the Canon instead of saying it still happened but in another Universe… Still on the fence about the TV Flashpoint though.

          • TheMonster6893

            As do I. It has made things way more complicated than it needs to be. People need to just get over the fact that there isn’t a fully realized continuity and that the timeline is pretty loosey goosey.

          • InfinityD4

            well All I know is 2/4 are 3 years after 1/3/6 and B2W2 are 2 years after BW and 7 is 10 to 20 years after 1/3/6

          • TheMonster6893

            That’s all you need to know. The point is that really when remakes come out those remakes basically take over continuity over the old games. You can still like the old games, but once a remake comes out the only games relevant anymore are those remakes and not the originals lol

          • Pharap

            Tbh I always just ran with the idea that the games were sequential and any changes to what Pokemon can be found in the reason are due to discovery of new regions leading to Pokemon being imported and let loose in the wild. For the most part it worked.

          • TheMonster6893

            I mean……so your idea is that there are are regions as technologically advanced and they are only now being discovered by the other previous regions? If that works for you then godspeed lol

          • Pharap

            That’s how the anime runs it. It took 1,400+ years for America to be discovered, it’s not out of the impossible. It certainly makes more sense than ‘every game is a parallel universe’.

        • Pharap

          Prehistoric game, and in future games half the pokemon from the prehistoric game have become extinct and are only available through fossils.

          • InfinityD4

            or it could just be a region that’s all little garden and fossil pokemon have survived to the present day.

          • Pharap

            I was thinking prehistoric more for the sake of being a prequel 😛
            A ‘little garden’ area in each new region would be a good solution though. Pokemon Jurassic Park.
            Or have the next game have a plot involving someone taking the reviving tech to the next level and releasing a ton of fossil Pokemon back into the wild. Less like Jurassic Park.

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Man than you’d love my theory

      • TheMonster6893

        And this is? lol

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          Pokemon Z or Unova Remakes are next

          • TheMonster6893

            So what they’re gonna skip DP remakes altogether? Why would they do that? lol

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I feel as if they may be in reverse cause of several reasonssssssss

  • InfinityD4

    I’m asking AGAIN if someone has seen an interview with someone like
    Miyamoto, where the person interviewing them has asked their opinion on fan
    games, so I can get an answer from Miyamoto and shit about whether the
    Dev’s or their Lawyers are the Assholes shutting down projects like
    Uranium and AM2R and Prism.

    • TheMonster6893

      It’s corporate Nintendo that’s the asshole. Many developers don’t mind if fan games are made (as long as they aren’t making a profit), but Nintendo seems to have a problems with even nonprofit games hitting the scene. Which IMO seems ludicrous as it puts up a wall between them and their current and potential customers.

      • InfinityD4

        I share this stance but there as far as I know there is no record of Iwata(MHRIP), Miyamoto, Masuda, Anouma, or even Reggie having been asked about it, and it bothers me.

        • TheMonster6893

          Maybe, but at the same time unless specifically asked they aren’t going to talk about it. It goes with Nintendo’s weird don’t as don’t tell kind of policy. Nintendo is such a weird company compared to other gaming companies lol

          • InfinityD4

            which is Why I’m wondering why it seems nobody HAS asked… because it seems like a hot question they would be asked… I’m going to have to presume it’s on the NDA to ask about.

    • I am Kurusu!

      Nope nothing

  • I am Kurusu!

    Well starter time first three favorites then 3 least favorite

    Favorite in greatest to least order
    Samurott
    Torterra
    Chesnaught

    Least Favorite in greatest to least order
    Blaziken (this is not in any way disliked by me though)
    Serperior
    Delphox

    So now yours?

    • MenacingCascoon

      Why is blaziken your least favorite then

      • I am Kurusu!

        More its my least liked of the starters I like so it got last cause all except Del. and Ser. I like so Blaziken is… My least favorite of favorites

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Faves
      Decidueye
      Swampert
      Sceptile

      Least Favorite:
      Meganium
      Delphox
      Cat that pisses fire from its belt

      • EarthenWarrior

        it’s hectically coming out his bellybutton

        • EarthenWarrior

          Technically

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          I still hate it

    • InfinityD4

      FAV
      1 Samurott
      2 Empoleon
      3 Blaziken

      LEAST FAV

      1st FUCKING DELPHOX… AND ALSO BRAIXEN… WRESTLECAT FUCKING GREW ON ME SO LEAVE HIM ALONE.

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Wrestlecat is trash

        • InfinityD4

          He’s a fucking Dork and I love him.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            No he’s not a dork

          • InfinityD4

            He’s a fucking Heel and acts all evil for the fans… he’s totally a giant dork, similarly to fucking Edgy Goth kid who loves his fucking little sister to death and has 3 pokemon who evolve with FRIENDSHIP.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            But Decidueye is the literal dork
            He’s a badass sniper who’s afraid of shit

          • InfinityD4

            More than one pokemon can be a dork…

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            But Incin isn’t a dork
            (It’s an abomination)

          • InfinityD4

            I would however trade him for a Fire/Poison Ninja Cat in a heartbeat.

          • EarthenWarrior

            we just got a ninja

          • InfinityD4

            I know this…

          • EarthenWarrior
          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            As long as he isn’t the dork

          • Shady

            He can be badass and dork at the same time.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            You need to be likeable to be a dork

          • InfinityD4

            MY POINT, READ THE FUCKING POKEDEX.

          • InfinityD4

            AND OR THE WEBSITE BECAUSE ONE OF THEM MENTIONS IT’S PERSONALITY AND IT’S AMAZING.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I read the pokedex, still trash
            If it is willing to just deny its trainer who raised it from a baby, it’s not worth shit to me
            I want a loyal Pokemon, not one that will just sit out if it feels like it wants to

          • EarthenWarrior
          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            He’s not a dork tho

          • EarthenWarrior

            LET ME TELL YA SOMETHING SEXUALLY AROUSED BY AARDVARKS! INCINEROAR ISN’T GONNA LET YOU TALK SHIT ABOUT INCINEROAR, HE’S A FIERY BUTT KICKER AND HE’S NOT AFRAID TO PLAY DIRTY

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I’m just saying he’s not a dork… I’m not even trash talking this time

          • EarthenWarrior

            are you not getting the reference

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I kinda do
            But do you think he’s a dork or no?

          • EarthenWarrior

            no,

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Thank you
            That’s Decidueye’s role afterall

          • EarthenWarrior

          • InfinityD4

            Did not think about this because I stopped being able to watch stuff around the time rath happened…

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I’ve seen this comparison too many times

          • Heard that way too many times.

          • InfinityD4

            el toro?

          • InfinityD4

            and he secretly craves the attention.

          • EarthenWarrior

            don’t we all

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks
    • EarthenWarrior

      Favorites
      Emboar
      Chesnaught
      Incineroar

      Least Favorites
      Primarina
      Serperior
      Blastoise

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Decidueye isn’t on least faves 😀

        • EarthenWarrior

          it doesn’t cause much trouble

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            😀
            Also he’s fun AF to use

    • Favorites:
      Primarina
      Feraligatr
      Serperior

      Least Favorites:
      Emboar
      Delphox
      Inciniroar

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Feraligatr just dropped to RU today

        • Ouch ;~;
          He’s so much fun tho

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            That’s a good thing, he’ll actually get used there

      • Shady

        Dam u hate fire type.

        • I like all the other fire type starters though 😛

    • MenacingCascoon

      Favs
      Empoleon
      Sceptile
      Blaziken

      Least
      Emboar
      Delphox
      Incinetpar

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Add Deci for Blaze and you basically have a god tier list IMO

  • InfinityD4

    Do you think Gladion is Adorkable Yes/No GO!

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      If you say No you’re garbage
      So yes a thousandfold

      • InfinityD4

        He has THREE pokemon who evolve through friendship… he’s definitely this.

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          I fucking love Gladion

          • InfinityD4

            I felt I needed to talk to Lillie about of her whole Z-Powered phase… I wanted to be all like “”Honey… Stop that… It’s really weird….”

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I liked it though, it was dorky as fuck

          • InfinityD4

            It made me worried about her… not to mention how GF couldn’t manage to program some SIMPLE FUCKING EMOTIONS into our face.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I liked her :3

            Actually, we had emotions in the credits when the meowth ran around our legs

          • InfinityD4

            I’m fine with the Determination… not the weird arm flailing… and then why didn’t they use that tech during the SEVERAL HOURS OF EMOTIONAL PLOT.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I dunno

    • TheMonster6893

      Totes adorkable!! lol

    • EarthenWarrior

      there’s only one person i find truly adorkable

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Lillie?

      • InfinityD4

        I didn’t think you could feel such emotions.

        • EarthenWarrior

          i want to find my warrior queen

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Female Kommo-o

          • EarthenWarrior

            granted that’s the pokemon i wanted to give my Amazonian Dragon type gym leader Eva

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            It fits, you know it does

          • InfinityD4

            do you think you could survive JOXERMANIA?

          • EarthenWarrior

            don’t know what that is

          • InfinityD4

            Joxer Vs Joxer Vs Joxer Vs Joxer in a Xena Fighting game for the N64, all AI nobody could win… went on until it and You Don’t Know Jack Simultaneously Crashed… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fIyXVPvNq8 is part 1 of 3…

    • Yes

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      He is adorkable
      As a person who has been called that…. more times than I can remember, I think I know what I’m talkin about

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    Digital media class project; Get four videos, take two homemade videos, mash them together and put four songs on them

    My initial thoughts: Make it as trippy as possible, choose trippy backgrounds, use the shooting star meme music, the Ultra Dimension theme, and something from Super Paper Mario as three of the songs

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    Testing

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks
    • EarthenWarrior

      deepthroating a banana

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        He’s my lil bbu

        • EarthenWarrior

          Flare Blitz

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Water Gun the Rhyperior

          • EarthenWarrior

            i can tank it

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            But I mean… god forbid you don’t have solid rock
            And better yet, it’s outclassed entirely by Rhydon
            How sad is that? Rhyperior’s purpose is to make Rhydon better

          • EarthenWarrior

            oh please only because of Evolite
            if it didn’t exist things would be much difference

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Still, it’s quite sad

          • MelloMori

            But it does, So…Yeah. Kind of a pointless statement. It wasn’t a great pokemon to begin with and was made completely inferior a single generation later.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Boom :3

        • And I hate him thanks to you.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I hate you too :3

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            And besides, I’m not the only one who pushed him on you

          • You did it more than the others.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I’m not the only one to blame
            Plus, you pushed Jojo shit on us WAAAAAAY more than I pushed shit on yu

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            and don’t you even deny it

          • I’ll get you into it eventually.I got my other friend into it.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Not unless you like Rowlet ;3

          • That’s not gonna happen, but I do like Decidueye.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            So that’s your answer for me watching Jojo :3

          • If I can (kinda) get you into Ouran, then I can get you into other anime.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            You weren’t the one who got me into Ouran, someone else did
            Again, I won’t watch Jojo till you like Rowlet

          • I still recommended it to you.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Doesn’t count
            So unless you like Rowlet, no progress is being made

          • I still have other stuff to recommend to you.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Your opinions are invalid

          • So are yours.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            They aren’t though, yours would be valid if you liked Rowlet

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            That’s allll you gotta do

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Allll you gotta do

  • InfinityD4

    You know what bothers me? THE INCONSISTENCY OF NEW EPISODES OF SHOWS FOR CHILDREN… ONLY THE WESTERN ONES THOUGH, JAPAN HAS GOT THEIR SHIT TOGETHER.

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Are you okay? You’re using a lotta caps lock

      • InfinityD4

        I’m sorry, just trying to use it to emphasise words… I could start using Bolded text which I’m guessing is a thing is Disqus? IDFK.

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          MATE
          Just believe

    • TheMonster6893

      See that’s why I can’t get into shows like SU. If it’s not on a set schedule for me to at least record then I’ll never get caught up. It’s almost as bad for show that aren’t children shows like Brooklyn 99 and New Girl. they go a few weeks without interruption and then part way through the season they’ll be gone for a month. At least they have set times and days. Shows on cartoon Network are all over the place.

      • InfinityD4

        I’m fine with the idea of Mid-Seasons… but I don’t really have a say since I only watch stuff that’s on Netflix…

    • Exactly, do we really have to wait like 5 months for a new Steven Universe? We had to wait like a year an a half for Rick and Morty (Mr Poopybutthole said it would take that long though).

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        He tells no lies

      • EarthenWarrior

        Oooooweeee

      • InfinityD4

        5 months between episodes is insane… and there shouldn’t be a gap like that between seasons ESPECIALLY with shows that have less than 20 episodes a season like R&M. I’m re-watching all of Archer because the New Season (to Netflix) was so short… as in as long as the first season… but I digress.

        • Not to mention some of the more recent episodes aren’t even worth the wait (I’m looking at you, Rocknaldo).

          • InfinityD4

            I haven’t seen SU but I want to see it so bad and I can’t because I don’t watch live TV, CN is TTG on infinite repeat apparently and it isn’t on Netflix…

  • OMG COOLEST THING EVER YOU CAN RIDE SKELETON HORSES!!

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      I knew that and wanna do it

      • Do you know where they are?

        • I can tell you

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Do it :3

          • In North Tabantha Snowfield. They spawn around the maze

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            AYYYYY

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    I just read Laguna culture as Lasaga culture
    I need to lay off the Garfielf

  • THESE BIGOTED FUCKING STABLES WONT LET ME BOARD MY SKELETON HORSE FRIEND. THEY THINK HE WANTS TO EAT HE OTHER HORSES? HES JUST A HORSE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER. HES NOT A MONSTER. I SAVED THIS HORSE FROM AN EVIL SKELETON MAN AND GAVE IT LOVE AND CARE NOW YOURE FORCING ME TO ABANDON HIM? WHO ARE THE REAL MONSTERS HERE?

    • TheMonster6893

      Story of my life lol

      • HE DIED NO NO NO NO NO

        PAPYRUS WHYYYYY

        • EarthenWarrior

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      I was heartbroken when I heard that…. You also can’t register lord of the mountain…. I hope DLC lets you register em

  • InfinityD4

    What Element would you rather be a mage of?
    Wind(Healing/Cleansing Wing, Vacuum, Cutting Winds, Control of Gases, Speed)
    Lightning(Electricity, Electromagnetism, Electron/Particle Manipulation, Sound, Limited Nervous System Manipulation, Speed)
    Fire(Flame, Heat Manipulation, Nuclear Energy)
    Metal(Metallic Element Control, Magnetism, Explosive Force, Defense)
    Earth(Stones and Dirt and Sand, Seismic/Impact Force, Defense)
    Wood(Limited Biological Manipulation, Healing, Poison, Alchemic healing)
    Water(Cleansing Healing, Water and Water Vapor Manipulation, Liquid Manipulation)
    Ice(Heat Removal, Ice Manipulation, Slowing Biology via heat removal)
    Light(Lasers, EM Radiation, Visual Illusions, Very Limited Time Manipulation, Speed)
    Darkness(Sensory Illusions,Spatial manipulation, Shadow manipulation)

    • MenacingCascoon

      All

      • EarthenWarrior

        you can’t be the avatard

        • MenacingCascoon

          Too bad

    • EarthenWarrior

      GEE WHAT DO YOU THINK

      • InfinityD4

        You have the potential to have the power to accelerate a single grain of sand to an absurd speed and launch it into someone.

        • EarthenWarrior

          i’ve studied so many earth abilities its not even funny
          -Earth Gliding which lets me move through solid rock as easily as a fish moves through water (which i call terraporting, but i cant figure out if the ramifications still require me to breathe)
          -tectonic rupturing to jut plates forward aka stone spikes
          -the classic elemental exoskeleton where stone and sand encase my body enhancing my physical strength and defense in exchange for mobility
          -compacting the composition of sand to made it as dense as iron
          -Geokinetic flight through repulsing magnetic fields (or just frigging ride a slab of rock like a board)
          -Earthen Camouflage by collecting nearby minerals to layer onto my body to blend in the surroundings
          -seismic sense to feel vibrations
          -Earthen healing by pulling the earth’s natural nutrients and healing my wounds (this skill is extremely hard to use in a pinch, a gradual slow heal)
          -Transmutation: ie i can destabilize solid ground to be as loose as i want, so loose that i could push you down and you’d sink into the ground like water (and for extra spite resolidify it)

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            TRANSMUTATION CIRCLE

          • EarthenWarrior

            a little more complicated
            like i could sense and move around bits of sand and dirt in objects and move them further apart causing them to weaken and fall apart

            one crucial law of all Earth based abilities is that i cannot generate matter it has to exist

          • InfinityD4

            you could just transmute your lifeforce into oxygen in your lungs/circulatory system…

          • EarthenWarrior

            it does’t work that way

      • The power to lower enemy stats because of your negative outlook?

    • Either Fire, Lightning, or Earth

    • InfinityD4

      their is also non-elemental energy… or Star/Void Elemental… which is both it’s own element and the power that becomes these elements come from and the combination of their energies combined… and Dragon… which is Genetic and can’t be absorbed unless the person absorbing it can also produce it…

      • InfinityD4

        all of this is from my Idea for an Anime/RPG Thing.

      • Dragon sounds cool.Also, I think Time should be split into it’s own catgegory.

        • InfinityD4

          In Universe Time magic produces a signature of the light element… although light mages have EXTREMELY limited control of time… mainly being able to divert someone in time for a few seconds… and to unleash a wave of pure force of the time-stream on someone…

          • InfinityD4

            Also being able to Temporarily cause the land someone’s standing on to act as if they were standing on it for hundreds of years and decaying and such… but only temporarily.

          • This is making me think of Dio and The World.

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Not to be an edgelord but Darkness

      • InfinityD4

        It’s actually a really good utility Element… because you can Teleport and shit.

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          I just love shadow manipulation <3

          • InfinityD4

            Also if you manipulate anywhere to have no light or no darkness in it at all(trace amounts of each remain even in a totally dark room) it causes the remainder to go out of control since Light destroys everything in it’s path and spreads infinitely and darkness absorbs everything it comes across and grows infinitely… it causes a sort of annihilation effect

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Hmmmmmmmmmm

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I’d love a shadow focus

          • EarthenWarrior

            question are you gonna make light and shadow a morality effect?
            like prolonged exposure corrupting you or you forgoing that

          • InfinityD4

            Darkness and light aren’t alignment… Evil is an alignment and can create corrupted versions of the regular elements. Good doesn’t have such a thing but people with strong wills and emotions are much stronger than normal due to the way magic works in this universe…

          • InfinityD4

            And don’t get me started on Godly Power… which the Gods and Goddesses or Nere have… Nere being personifications of the fabric of Reality like Time and Space or Life and Death.

          • EarthenWarrior

            it has nothing to do with godliness
            in most rpgs or fiction light and shadow are the holy elements good and bad

          • InfinityD4

            In this they aren’t… Darkness even has a branch of magic that specifically punishes those who do “evil” and don’t give a damn about the consequences of what they’ve done

          • EarthenWarrior

            fine you do what you want, i’m still gonna throw rocks at others

          • InfinityD4

            as long as you can feel bad about it your alignment is the “good” or “neutral” one… although it’s mostly about things like murder and shit.

          • EarthenWarrior

            Trying to give a f*k..nope

          • EarthenWarrior

            aside from shadowy tentacles and blades what else
            there’s shadow mimicry where you’re body is enveloped in the darkness giving you ghostly abilities mostly moving as a shadow and solid objects phasing through you
            Shadow absorption, you steal/draw in all existing shades to empower your own, objects and people without their shadow slowly lose power something to do with the dark side of your chi (from this one episode of jackie chan adventures)
            also a personal best
            Shadow Marionette- aka using your shadow to control people like a puppet

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            That sort of stuff
            Plus y’know , attacking people through their shadows

          • EarthenWarrior

            Oh a variation of Shadow mimicry
            you can travel through shadows (not entirely true but each shadow could be a gateway to the realm of darkness, a parallel world opposing the light world

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            😀
            (Hence, why Giratina and Marshadow are some of my favorite Pokemon)

          • InfinityD4

            well phasing through stuff in this world is mostly accomplished by going into a subspace which is audio-visually overlaid on regular space… and becoming tangible by phasing partially back later.

    • MenacingCascoon

      But in all seriousness. My number one choice is Ice. easily Followed by darkness. Then lightning then Light then water then wind
      (Ice>Dark>Lightning>Water>Wind)

      • InfinityD4

        I’ve designed a character who’s power is that he has a field where it gets twice as cold as you close the distance between him so any projectile thrown at him slows to a stop before it can get close… and you can’t hit him directly for the same reason.

        • I’m not sure if you could call this unique (at least in-universe), but one of the characters in the anime I’m working on has aura powers.

        • MenacingCascoon

          Perfecto.

      • EarthenWarrior

        Dude remember that idea from way back where i told all of us to create three levels and a boss?
        and i gave you a snowy mountain and a icy hall of mirrors?

    • EarthenWarrior

      i wouldn’t be a mage per-say
      I want to be a Elemental Warrior,

    • InfinityD4

      Oh and Water and Wood and Metal can Manipulate blood… but only your own or that of someone who’s been dead for up to a few days or has been removed from the body for a while because a person’s soul which generates Energy which is used to cast spells and break physics by creating matter irradiates it with your signature… also strong mages don’t need a lot of armor since the soul creates the aura which has an aura-y layer around you but also a super thin clothing-tight layer that diffuses damage from attacks and other impacts… like being hit by a truck. also at some point the soul crystalizes and you can take it out of you which makes your body never age or rot but if you aren’t in contact you’re basically disembodied and in a coma… also you get one power called a soul gleam which there are a lot of but are not unique… people also have aura types of the ten elements (or dragon) which is the element you start off being more proficient at using.

    • I guess Light

    • Blitzin’ Arcanine

      Without a doubt, light

  • Ithsme?

    Uggghhhh
    I’ve studied for 9 of the past 24 hours and I’m wondering whether anything I do at this point is worth it.

    • Those big tests you study like crazy for usually are easier than you expect. You’ll do fine

      • Ithsme?

        This is an AP though. This time it actually matters

        • InfinityD4

          CALM DOWN…. just believe you will do fine and by the power of positive thinking you should do fine.

  • EarthenWarrior

    since we got elements on the brain, what would your greater elemental form look like?
    a Greater Elemental is a bigger stronger form of common elementals which could range from anything, it could look like a ball or flames or a stone giant, or a water wolf if you so cared, as long as it embodies you, and your element
    go nuts

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      eheheh.

    • InfinityD4

      a giant azure amorphous crystalline giant with various hedrons and spheres making up it’s form.

      • EarthenWarrior

        what element….

        • InfinityD4

          Non-Elemental Super Abstract thing

          • EarthenWarrior

            just don’t be macking on my Earth element

          • InfinityD4

            I wouldn’t dare mack on the Green element of Earth. I prefer the Azure Star/Non-Elemental/All-Elemental Element.

          • EarthenWarrior

            i never liked Earth as green honestly
            i rather have yellow since wind is green

          • InfinityD4

            in this one wind is Yellow because Western Elemental coloration… although your aura color can be whatever you want however… it’s the shape and motion that determine the aura type… which is your innate element… which I’m Guessing is Earth.

          • EarthenWarrior

            it is always Earth
            there will be absolutely no other, if i wasn’t deadset on that i wouldn’t be named Earthen

          • InfinityD4

            It only really determines what element you have a smidgen of more control over when beginning to be a mage anyways.
            What would your Soul Gleam(a non-unique ability with a passive ability and an active ability you get when you become strong enough, like being able to enhance your senses, being able to take in and process information inhumanly fast, or having the powers of the mythical phoenix)?

          • EarthenWarrior

            hmmmmmmmmmm
            I guess enhancing my physical defense i’m kinda having trouble understanding it
            probably something making me stronger in a pinch like a Berserker state, or a once an hour Petrify Attack

          • InfinityD4

            You could have toggle-able medusa-vision, which would be active-only

          • EarthenWarrior

            in my own little RPGs my personal powers involve
            increased inventory (but a slightly reduced sell back price)
            moving heavy objects
            vaulting and throwing teammates

    • BIG GLOWING BUTTERFLY WINGS

      • EarthenWarrior

        MORE MORE WHAT ELEMENT

        • LIGHT
          BIG GLOWING BUTTERFLY WINGS MADE OF LIGHT

    • For Fire, one of my hands would be engulfed in flames, and a flaming aura surrounding me.

      I got nothing for Electricity.

      • EarthenWarrior

        electricity i see a vague humanoid made out of pure energy, with long lightning bolt arms

      • Also, for Fire, I have the ability to prevent any damage by turning parts of my body into fire (Like a Logia User)

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      I don’t wanna say because it can be taken so wrong so easily

      • EarthenWarrior

        jus do et

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          Basically my body ends up becoming a shell and a lot of tentacles appear (giving a kraken like appearance) and bat wings because they kinda fit shadows

          • EarthenWarrior

            so cthulu

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            Bat cthulu surrounding a human shell

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            The shell being a weakpoint of course

    • EarthenWarrior

      Mine would be a Stone Golem
      a towering hulk of stone, a massive upper body and large long stone arms and fists, his back would have a shell of stone covered with needles and i could curl up and roll around like a boulder, a total under bite with tusk like fangs and horns, my hands can morph into forms like a fist, spiky ball or a spear. and lastly slung over my shoulder a large stone maul
      and some abilities involve
      Earthshaking
      Fault line
      Sand Breath
      Rubble Blast
      Boulder Roll
      Lava Lance

  • Oh boy

    • InfinityD4

      Did you mean: THE APOCALYPSE

      • Z A A P O K O R I P S U

        • InfinityD4

          If there is a song/band in the eras araki draws names from with that name it needs to be a stand.

  • Breath of the Wild… omg I can’t get over how amazing this game is. Every time I play it I just…. aaaaahhggggggg so good

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      I loved every part of it besides Naboris

      • Lol even Naboris was rad imo. Can get a bit annoying but overall pretty cook

        • Cool*

        • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

          I would have liked Naboris but I legitimately had a fucking rage fit during it
          Plus Thunderblight Ganon is a cunt

    • EarthenWarrior

      just imagine the dlcs

    • InfinityD4

      I love it… need to finish it, probably not going to go for the Golden Poo because that would be insane… wish the dungeons where a lot bigger and a lot longer.

    • Daedardus

      Meh game’s pretty shit, it’s not the best Zelda out there and Zelda isn’t even that good. Switch really has no games lol, Mario Kart 8 is just a rehash and bland to play. Only things Switch gets is ports of old indies. Glad that I only play CoD: IW and League of Lands, hate these Nintendo kiddie games.
      /sarcasm

      • ☆Fae☆

        As soon as I saw “COD” I knew it was a joke, but its also sad that those people exist

  • Blitzin’ Arcanine

    Hey does anyone know what happened to Fairy, or did they change their username again?

    • Left for a month or so

      • Blitzin’ Arcanine

        That sucks…

    • EarthenWarrior

      scared him off for the…2nd time

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    4chan Post: Worst areas in Pokemon
    A response: Does Kalos in general count?

    • InfinityD4

      Kalos started sucking for me around the badlands where I noticed the sudden lack of variety… seriously how did they manage to put all of the variety into just route 1.

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Oh yeah, the badlands showed up on that fourm at least like ten times

        • InfinityD4

          Kalos really failed to me because after the second gym almost every town was the next gym with a few short routes between them and you never had to backtrack. in Kanto you at least had to go around the saffron roadblock and fight a bunch of rockets to do stuff.

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            This

    • ☆Fae☆

      ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ don’t care still love Kalos and its one of my favs

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        The badlands

        • ☆Fae☆

          I thought they were really unique, yes it was a little barren, but that was the point, after all its called the badlands for a reason

          • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

            I thought they were boring

          • InfinityD4

            My problem is the lack of diversity in pokemon available when route 1 had a bunch of different ones

    • Ultron

      By Region:
      Kanto:
      -Mt Moon
      -Cerulean Cave
      -Silph Co
      -Rock Tunnel

      Johto:
      -Persian statue part of Rocket Headquarter
      -Redone Victory Road with 0 trainers

      Hoenn:
      -Fast moving water route

      Sinnoh:
      -Swamp route
      -Great Marsh
      -Route leading to Celestic Town w/Defog

      Unova:
      -I love everything about Unova. Literally everything.

      Kalos:
      -Badlands
      -Leafy autumn routes
      -Swamp Forest
      -Lumiose City
      -Santalune Forest
      -Lost Woods-type forest

      Alola:
      -Aether Foundation
      -Po Town (ducks and hides)
      -Desert
      -Pretty much all of Ula Ula island other than Malie City and the Observatory

  • EarthenWarrior

    well its getting late, i leave you with this


  • I’m turning in for the night,so I leave you all with this.

  • Daedardus

    Anyone still on that wants to play some MK8D?

    • InfinityD4

      I am tired but game

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    Top 10 cutest mons in your opinion

    • ☆Fae☆

      in no order:
      -Joltik
      -Pumpkaboo
      -Furret/Sentret
      -Pichu/Plusle/Miniun
      -Teddyursa
      -Totodile
      -Axew
      -Jirachi
      -Cleffa/Igglybuff
      -Slowpoke

      (i put some together because they’re visually similar)

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Pumpkaboo automatically validates this entire list
        Love it

    • No order at all off the top of my head

      Furret
      Sylveon
      Eevee
      Alolachu
      Mimikyu
      Piplup

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        😀

    • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

      Marshadow
      Rowlet
      Victini
      Mimikyu
      Litwick
      Pumpkaboo
      Dewpider
      Tynamo
      Jangmo-o
      Surskit

    • Blitzin’ Arcanine

      Rowlet
      Rowlet
      Rowlet
      Rowlet
      Rowlet
      Also Rowlet
      Plus Rowlet
      Maybe Rowlet too
      I also enjoyed Rowlet
      Nebby

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        Add Marshadow and this list is perf

    • Awesome Waffles

      Eevee
      Vulpix
      Buneary
      Phanphy
      Mareep
      Wooper
      Riolu
      Rockruff
      Shinx
      Basically any baby Pokémon

    • Ultron

      Rowlet
      Squirtle
      Phanpy
      Mareep
      Oshawott
      Togepi
      Victini
      Mew
      Pumpkaboo
      Totodile

      • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

        YAAAAAAS

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      In no particular order

      Shuckle
      Marshadow
      Tepig
      Rotom
      Skymin
      Minccino
      Maractus
      Azumarill
      Reuniclus
      Shinx

    • I am Kurusu!

      Well there’s

      Igglybuff
      Popplio
      Komala
      Oshawott
      Vanilite
      Togedemaru
      Dedenne
      Pachirisu
      Ekans
      Hoothoot

  • Warning. Im about to write up my entire 6 hour journey I had today through Hyrule in BotW because I found so much and it was awesome and I wanna talk about it

    • InfinityD4

      K

  • WOoooooooo

    I started off by killing the Rito divine beast. It’s probably my favorite so far and has the special ability I’ll use the most. I grabbed the bow and looked over to see a waterfall in the distance. So of course… I go to it. I find this camp of monsters and one of them has this awesome boomerang. I tie an octorock balloon to a bomb and hit it with a korok leaf and send them flying. It was awesome.

    I had some soul orbs I didn’t cash in so I filled up my Stamina to the max. 😀

    I bought a bunch of furniture for my house and did more quests and shrines and shrine quests. I went exploring a bit and eventually came across a white horse I actually needed for a quest. I named her Princess and got her the royal armor 😀

    I filled up a bunch of the Hyrule Compendium (and bought quite a bit of it too) and came across Papyrus the skeleton horse. You guys know how that ended…

    Trying to recover, I went out to finish up some more quests. I didn’t realize there was one more korok trial I had to do so I went ahead and finished it up. I just wish I got more than just a diamond.

    At this point it had been 5 hours of exploring so I decided to look for a memory to end it off. So I chose one in Hyrule Castle because I’m an idiot and it looked like the location would be easy to find and get to. It was not. I ate so much food because of all of the guardian turrets. I came close o death multiple times. I blindly walked into a small room with a purple lynel in it, panicked, and crawled out spooked.

    Hyrule Castle is huge though. Like it’s unbelievable how much there is to see in just that one area. It’s beautiful at sunrise too. When you aren’t being targeted by guardians that is. I accitdentally walked into a boss fight and had to close the game and load to a save I made right before walking in there. I didn’t find the memory but it was cool seeing what was in store.

    • Daedardus

      I just climbed one of the pillars outside the castle (took a detour around the castle but that’s Guardian free. Saved, then jumped from the pillar to one of the towers. Just climbed that one and I was already in Zelda’s study :). Memory is not that hard if you are smart.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Nintendo America and Nintendo Co. Ltd have both completely removed the Pokemon Direct 2016 from their Youtube channels. However, the one from September 2013 (right before XY release) is still on it.

    Fun fact: 2011 is thus far been the only year where there has been no Pokemon news in May at all. Safe to say chances are very, very high we’re getting something soon

  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks
  • Sexually Aroused by Aardvarks

    He think I know why Eternal Floette was never released

  • EarthenWarrior

    Y’know you’re off to good day when your YouTube inbox is full of people who disagree with you

    • I had to turn off the inbox for a bit. YouTube comments are so toxic

      • EarthenWarrior

        if you think i cause upheaval here imagine around youtube and deviantart

  • https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S1PjMbBMyOzrkeh_fwymIpsCfQkchQH8kTGJfcOg8ro/edit

    Well, I’m gonna post this again in case anyone wanted to see it, but couldn’t for whatever reason.Enjoy it, I guess.

    • EarthenWarrior

      Whut is it, it says I need permission to see it

      • Just a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon fanfic I wrote (Well, Part 1 of it).I don’t know why it says that.

        • EarthenWarrior

          I tried making my own Mystery Dungeon series
          I called it Dungeons and Dragon Types, it took place in gen 6 and in the magical kingdom of Pokelot
          Your partner is an aspiring Knight to join the Royal Adventurer’s Guild led by Sir Aegislash, you are some schmucko who thinks he was a human blahdy bleh,
          Playability Pokemon include
          Chespin
          Fennekin
          Froakie
          Pikachu
          Pancham
          Litleo
          Eevee
          Ralts

          • Here’s some stuff on mine:The main characters are Alex (a Riolu, and yes, he’s supposed to be me) and Sam (a Treecko).Both used to be human and have been brought to the world for some unknown reason.The two end up joining a guild run by an Infernape.It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, though.It’s not an entirely dark series though, since there are some funny moments (And even a 4th wall break or two).I haven’t come up with a design for the main villain, so that’s a problem.

  • TheMonster6893

    Ok so now NOA has taken the SAME POKEMON direct down from their website just as the JP site did. Can this really all be coincidence? lol

    • ShinyXatu

      It’s happening…I think!

      • TheMonster6893

        Hopefully. at this point it seems like all we’re missing is a direct announcement. It does make you wonder what they have planned. Why remove these directs now if the replacement wouldn’t be going up for a while? Makes me think we’re on the precipice of them them announcing it soon. I really just want it to be today so we can be once and for all sure it’s a Pokemon direct or not. I think it will be, but I don’t want to get over excited about something that ends up being a direct for them to get all the tiny stuff out of the way before e3.

        • ShinyXatu

          This is definitely too much to be coincidence. I’d say we’re only hours from a Direct announcement, but then again, I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up!

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  • ShinyXatu

    7AM PST has come and gone and nothing was announced. The show might be over, folks. Wait another 3 hours just in case.

    • TheMonster6893

      Honestly we’ve been putting this announcement on our own time, but it could even come later than we think. If the direct will be for not only us, but also Japan(obviously) then they may wait and announce it at a time when Japan is in waking hours. They’ve announced stuff in the morning for Japan before so it wouldn’t be all that surprising if we got an announcement tonight( for us)

      • ShinyXatu

        That’s a fair point. In that case, it would be the next day (Friday) for them while being about one and a half days for us. I’m pretty sure the New 2DS XL was revealed around 3PM for us.

    • Nooooo Oooooooi000

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  • EarthenWarrior

    EVERYTHING I DO IS FAILURE
    SHOWDOWN, WOW, SPLATOON, SMASH, MARIO KART, EVERYTHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING