Pokémon GO’s Solstice Event has officially begun!

From now until June 20th, Fire and Ice-Types will spawn more frequently to celebrate the beginning of Summer in the Western Hemisphere, and the start of Winter in the East! Log in and play to enjoy other benefits such as:

  • Huge XP bonuses for curveballs, “nice”, “great”, and “excellent” throws
  • Bonus XP for egg hatches
  • 50% Lucky Eggs in the shop

We’re also expecting a shutdown of all the Gyms in preparation of the Gym Rework, that is heavily implied to drop at the end of this event, sometime during this time frame!

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  • PercyEspeon

    I haven’t been on GO in a long time lol

  • EarthenWarrior

    Who gives a shit about go

  • Hmm… Sudowoodo or Growlith??

    Also JackSparrow Evolved!
    http://49.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt4pg2s23K1qd87hlo1_500.gif

  • MenacingCascoon

    Hi guys. Cool Thing about GO. I ould prticipate if I played.
    They are deveoping a main series on Switch, so I was wrong they wont stay on 3ds. But luckily it wont be for more than a year, so I have time. Honestly I think this means no Pokemon game next ear.

    • PercyEspeon

      I’m thinking, if it is released in 2019, they might have another 3DS entry beforehand but that’s just my guess

  • Ithsme?

    Looks like no USUM today, the splatoon 2 tourney is due in 2 minutes I think.

    • Ithsme?

      Wait, it’s in a half hour. Unlikely but there’s time

  • ShinyXatu

    I was laughing like a kid watching that Superstar Saga trailer. This is absolutely a dream come true. Is this going to be a physical cartridge?

    • glauca

      Yup! It should be! I seriously cried when I saw it. It looks so good! Nintendo needs to stop making me play my 3DS so much!

  • EarthenWarrior

    I SWEAR THEY NEED TO NERF RECOVERY MOVES
    I was using my Fighting Mono in monotype and this stupid wannabe Ground Mono only one because he spammed Slack Off until Pangoro’s Drain Punch was drained
    Attacks get stale the more you use them and do less damage but with recover moves it’s always the same amount and can be used in succession

    • MenacingCascoon

      “wannabe ground mono’ I didnt think you could want to be a ground mono, thought it either was or wasnt.
      Also Pokemon moves dont stale. I played so much smash I think they stale too lol

    • TM06

      Pokémon moves don’t stale tho? It’s just damage rolls lol

      • EarthenWarrior

        Yes they do, they do get weaker and have a chance to do less damage
        But that’s not the care when it comes to healing

        • TM06

          Earthen

          They don’t.

          • Thats not even a debate its just the game mechanics

          • EarthenWarrior

            Yes they do, then explain how my drain punch did 38% then the next time was 35%

          • It’s a randomized range of damage.

          • TM06

            I just explained to you that damage rolls are a thing

          • EarthenWarrior

            Still is a chance to do less damage
            Doesn’t matter I should’ve won easily

          • TM06

            It’s your fault for wasting Drain Punch’s BP when you should’ve used a status move or a different move whilst it spammed recover

            And it also means you have a chance of hitting harder lol, recovery moves can only ever do a set amount

          • EarthenWarrior

            HOW WHAT STATUS MOVE COULD I USE
            IT WAS ALSO USING EARTHQUAKE I HAD TO HEAL MYSELF TO STAY ALIVE

          • TM06

            Then you got outplayed

          • EarthenWarrior

            How is it being outplayed when it just spammed heals

          • Just taunt him

          • EarthenWarrior

            I didn’t have taunt

          • There’s your problem

          • TM06

            Because you used something against it that couldn’t overcome heals or not packing anti healing measures like status or taunt

            You’re forgetting that heals just delay when it can’t outheal, they’re sacrificing a move slot, and most important of all, they miss out on attacking you for a turn

          • EarthenWarrior

            Ughhhhhh shut up, he was a coward and a cheap

          • TM06

            You keep telling yourself that kiddo

          • EarthenWarrior

            Easier saying then enduring it

          • TM06
          • EarthenWarrior

            I just wish y’all got into as many bad predicaments as I do
            And I want them to hurt

          • TM06

            Bitch you don’t know my life

            I’ll bet you rn that me as a little homophobe realising I was gay and then having to tell that to all my friends was soooo much harder than you losing a game of Pokémon because of poor decision making

          • EarthenWarrior

            Well I don’t know kuz I don’t got any friends

          • TM06
          • MenacingCascoon

            Could you imagine Critical Status Moves…
            Recover does 75%
            Swords Dance does +3
            Game Broke

          • TM06

            R. I. P.

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Imagine a critical geomancy •_•

          • Actually in game if you use a potion you’ll take more damage next turn from an attack

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Source?

  • Dang its amazing how fast this place dies down after so much news

    • TM06

      Probs because it isn’t Pokémon tbh

      • Yeah I’d be here if Pokemon was revealed more just got Topaz the Pichu

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      The hype drained all our energy

    • Ithsme?

      I’m still watching

  • Dicie

    Are there any powerups in Odyssey?

    • Ithsme?

      The world is your powerup, I guess

      • Dicie

        Yeah because I’ve been looking for hints of fire flowers or tanooki suits but I haven’t seen any lol

  • Alright Liligant or tsereena?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Tsareena although I prefer Lilligant.

    • Tsareena

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Liligant, Tsareena is Thrashreena

  • Oh great, I killed Stantler on accident -.-

    No encounter for me

    • Bambi is dead now…

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Bambis’ Mum

      • I hate Stantler so much

        • Monkeyfuzz

          It should evolve into a Psychic/Ghost Reindeer

          • No it should be removed

          • TM06

            Stantler or Cini tho 👀

  • TheMonster6893

    I can’t wait to watch an hour long discussion video from GameXplain about Metroid Prime 4 and the new Pokemon game for the Switch………lol

  • glauca

    Well, as the E3 dust settles, Nintendo seriously killed it this year! Lots of first party titles coming to the Switch and 3DS. Anyways, the new core Pokemon game should have been a teaser in the spotlight similar to Metroid Prime 4. Pokemon Stars is basically Ultra Sun and Moon, so that’s the last 3DS Pokemon RPG from GameFreak. I’m glad their finally moving to the Switch. I feel like they’ll start fresh with Generation 8 or surprise everyone with D/P or FR/LG remakes. Honestly, GameFreak could do anything and I’ll be happy!

  • Monkeyfuzz

    That lady commentator for the Splat2oon tournament <3

  • oh god Sandshrew STILL doesn’t have any ground moves… thats the whole reason I picked him. So I could deal with the Gengar line because it is all part poison

    • TM06

      Levitate to

    • Monkeyfuzz

      You need Dark or Psychic for Morty

      • TM06

        Normal can kinda work to tbh, just need to watch out for Dream Eater

        • Monkeyfuzz

          But you can’t super effective hit them without those move types (also Ghost but Mufasa died)

          • TM06

            Tbh in a Nuzlocke I’d rather be safer from their moves than be SE on them 😡

          • Monkeyfuzz

            But you can get like Bite/Crunch on alot of Normals like Raticate

          • TM06

            Oh I didn’t realise you meant moves, I was meaning use a Normal type because they’re immune to Shadow Ball XD

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Oh yeah, I should’ve said.

  • Butter Geek

    Soooo there weren’t any usum news? (I was absent for some time)

    • TM06

      If there was there would’ve been an article

  • Ithsme?

    The splatoon thing is cringy and hilarious

  • Morty is going to slaughter my team.

    • TM06

      Get Shadow Claw and see if anything learns it first 👀

      • Where is Shadow Claw again?

        • TM06

          The route east of Ecruteak, you can’t miss it 😀

      • TheMonster6893

        Teach Shadow Claw to a normal type Pokemon. It’s immune to ghost lol

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      We believe in you tho

  • EarthenWarrior
  • Sandshrew is the only one that can learn Shadow Claw o-o

    • TM06

      It’s a sign

      He was meant to save you anyway

      • TM06

        You’ll defo want to paralyse Gengar before even trying to use SC on it tho

        • My entire freaking team is going to be working together for this gym 😀

          • TM06

            I know that your Pokémon in game don’t have personalities and stories and stuff but I love it when they have to work together in battle and stuff

            Really matches what the games try to convey

    • TheMonster6893

      Got any normal types?

      • Fearow and Raticate

        • TheMonster6893

          Raticate can’t learn it? That’s weird. If it could I’d say teach it since it’s immune to ghost

          • nope. crazy

          • TM06

            Do you have Bite or Crunch tho?

          • I have bite on Raticate and Pursuit on Fearow

          • TM06

            That should defo help, just make sure to be careful with Dream Eater and Curse! :0

  • TM06

    Guys help I realised the best badge is Fantina and I am not ready lol

    Hopefully I can catch that member I’m looking for :0

    • TM06

      *next not best

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Fantina is still the best 😉

    • PercyEspeon

      Are you playing DP or Platinum?

      • TM06

        Platinum, so I have something in mind 👁‍🗨

        • PercyEspeon

          I think I have an idea of what you have in mind 😉
          But if you come across a female Ralts, you know who to name it after 😉 😉

          • PercyEspeon

            Or the Eevee Bebe gives you in Hearthome 😉

          • TM06

            ;;;;;;;;)

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Latias plays Splatoon confirmed

  • Haxford

    – If you had to make a Gym Leader team of 3 Pokémon with your favorite type, what would your team be?

    – If you had to make a Gym Leader team of 3 Pokémon with your least favorite type, what would your team be?

    • Primarina
      Gardevoir
      Sylveon/Mimikyu

      Tyranitar
      Aurorous
      Aggron

      • TM06

        Aurorus is 👌🏿

    • TM06

      Salazzle
      Toxapex
      Mega Venusaur

      Dragalge
      Turtonator
      Mega Altaria

    • Haxford

      Decidueye
      Gengar
      Jellicent

      Alakazam
      Delphox
      Metagross

    • PercyEspeon

      I like Psychic and Dragon D: I’ll just do Psychic
      Espeon
      Gardevoir
      Malamar

      Leavanny
      Ribombee
      Volcarona

      • Haxford

        You can also do Dragon! I wanna know 🙂

        • PercyEspeon

          Alright 🙂
          Hydreigon
          Kingdra
          Mega Altaria

    • EarthenWarrior

      Rhyperior
      Excadrill
      Donphan

      Sylveon
      Ribombee
      Azumarill

    • TheHipsterRowlet

      Grass Gym for me 🙂
      Roserade
      Lurantis
      Lilligant
      I love flower-like Pokemon

      Volcarona
      Leavanny
      Vespiqueen

    • Sunny

      Mimikyu
      Azumarill
      Gardevoir

      Lycanroc (Moon)
      Lycanroc (Sun)
      Rhyperior

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Chandelure
      Decidueye
      Sableye

      Night-Lycanroc
      Minior
      Gigalith

    • Heres mine

      Politoed
      Poliwrath
      Samurott

      Then least
      Noctowl
      Honchkrow
      Gliscore

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Favourite – Fire (Although I like Dark, Electric and Dragon pretty much the same)

      Infernape
      Houndoom
      Volcarona

      Least Favourite – dunno, Normal I guess

      Staraptor
      Pyroar
      Sawsbuck

    • MenacingCascoon

      Just three Pookemon? What is this Kalos? Also I was literally just about to ask this question, but saying not using top 3 faves. Good timing Anyway
      Least Favorite Rock: Gym 5
      Lycanroc Midday
      Accelerock/ SRock Slide/ Stealth Rock/ Sand Attack
      Crustle
      Shell Smash/ X-Scissor/ Rock Slide/ Bulldonze
      Aerodactyl:(Rockium Z)
      Rock Slide/ Aerial Ace/ Thunder Fang/ Iron Head

      I dont have a favorite type yet uh uh uh. I will do Psychic
      Kirlia
      MEtang
      Raichu

      Am I the only one turnd off by the idea of being the 8th gym leader, I would just love to be right in the middle. Idk 8th gym leaders always have too much build up. I want to catch you when your team isnt even fully developped

  • oohhhhh god i have a rival battle coming up. I dont know if my pokemon are going to be able to handle it.

    • TM06

      What’s your team? I was worried about that battle on a normal run but it was an absolute pushover tbh

      Also Stantlers are really good grindbait

      • Laverne – Geodude Lv. 20
        Remy – Raticate Lv. 20
        Jack Jack – Quilava Lv. 20
        Joy – Sandshrew Lv. 21
        JackSparrow – Fearow Lv. 21
        Heimlich – Butterfree Lv. 20

        • TM06

          Laverne should take care of Bat and Mag

          Remy will probably roll Gastly

          Croco’s gonna be an issue tho :0

        • You allowed any extra Pokemon in PC? Then I’D try Oddish

          • Dont have an oddish and no, I can’t switch out pokemon unless it dies

  • JsxD

    No US and UM news today then! Any chance of there being some tomorrow? Or is that it?

    • PercyEspeon

      It could happen or not. We have the 14th and 15th so there’s still a chance for at least something.

    • TM06

      I’m not expecting it tbh but I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes up

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Tomorrow they’re showing Pokken, so maybe it could also show USUM for being Pokemon related as well.

      But that’s just speculation tho

  • Haxford
    • TM06

      Nice gif :00

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    • Shady

      She should laugh while doing this.

  • KᑌᑭᑭO
  • Haxford

    What secondary types do you want the starters to be in gen 8? I want Grass/Ice, Fire/Fairy and Water/Ghost.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Water/Fighting
      Fire/Fairy
      Grass/Dark

    • TM06

      Grass/Electric
      Fire/Fairy or Fire
      Water/Poison

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Fire/Fighting
      Water/Fire/Fighting
      Grass/Fire/Fighting

      • TM06

        ^He knows where it’s at

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        How every starter should be

    • MenacingCascoon

      I actually Got what I wanted in gen 7 (Water Fairy) and just unique combos for starts in General so Im pretty happy. Let’s see for Gen 8.
      Grass/ Electric
      Fire/ Fairy
      Water/ Ice

    • Hmm I’ll go for a good set

      Grass/Psychic
      Fire/Electric
      Water/Ice

    • MenacingCascoon

      This reminds me. Haxford you should make another Showdown thing. But instead do the Trios of Each Game
      Kanto- Birds
      Johto- Dogs
      Hoenn- Gollums
      Sinnoh- LAke trio
      Unova- Genies
      Kalos- The event Legends
      Alola- Tapus
      See what the winner of each would be

      • Haxford

        Yeah, maybe when I have more time 🙂 I’ll talk to Paul about it!

  • Well my new team so far will be

    Goofball- primarina
    Topaz- A.Raichu
    Solana- Liligant

    Thoughts on others (no overlapping types on this team)

    • TM06

      I’d go for a Fire-type to balance it tbh

    • Salazzle

      • TM06

        DO ITTT

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Blow the competition up like a detonator with Turtonator

      • I actually will just bring my Terminator back (Yes I named him that and he was on my main team, I literally had my brother trade me this guy so I could have him

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          I’ll be back and you’re going to disappoint two people if you don’t go with Salazzle :p

  • EarthenWarrior

    tries to calm down with splatoon, and half my team DCs in rank……….

    • Shady

      Cyndaquil always my favorite I didn’t know how I let Litten surpass him.

  • TM06

    Ignore the plant and the horse pls

    This guy will either save me from Fantina or be the first to fall to her…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a73af32d2e3c336f84536d6eecdd7a1c7a3d833e86383875245c09c8a36c137b.jpg

    • SERAPH

      • TM06

        BTW Buneary was a bust, first encounter was double Budew :<

        • R.I.P
          There’s still Staravia 😛

          • TM06

            I’ve already killed a Starly or two by mistake so hopefully it won’t be the same for Staravia Xd

          • 😛

          • TM06

            #prayforstar

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Why are you sending a psychic type to a ghost gym? D:

      • Monkeyfuzz

        There isn’t one?

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Damn it, I always forget that Psyduck isn’t Psychic -_-

          • TM06

            You got psyched out 👀

          • It makes no sense

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It should be, if there wasn’t too many Psychics in gen 1 it might’ve been.

      • Psyduck isn’t Psychic… I know

    • Is Finneon or Sneasel on your list of wants? Name one after me

      • TM06

        I can’t really want anything, Nuzlocke works on a ‘first in a route basis’

        • Darn I just gotta get lucky if you find any of these I will take them and no one else wants them

          -Scorupi
          -Sneasel
          -Finneon
          -Pichu
          -Hoothoot
          -Girafarig
          -Houndour

    • EarthenWarrior

      y’know if you wait till 29 to evolve me i’ll get earthquake

      • omg thanks for reminding me I’m also using Geodude

      • TM06

        Ooh that’s a bit risky but I think I’ll take it

        Means I can save EQ for something else

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      And the horse nickname should be “One hoarse open slay” :p

    • TheHipsterRowlet

      Good luck 🙂 Back in the days Fantina (and Gardenia) always crushed me 🙁
      Also name a Pokemon after me :p Hint hint.

      • TM06

        What sort of Pokémon ya into :p wink wink

        • TheHipsterRowlet

          THE entire Platinum Pokedex tbh I love gen4 a lot

      • but theres no rowlets

  • EarthenWarrior

    one more win to get back my A+ rank…….Splat Zones are my best game…….
    please just give me a good team and Urchin Underpass

  • Shady

    Holy fuck ……whose that character in the last could I like any character more than shadow?????????? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dprxYd_16Ck

    • Shady

      Dang his name is Infinite.

  • TM06

    Ffs I forgot Rotom’s forms are event exclusive in Gen IV

    • If the Wifi still was up I would change the form for you 🙁

      • TM06

        Cri ;-;

        It’s fine tho I just have to grind extra hard for Fantina XD

  • Why the heck is Mirror Move flying type

    • TM06

      Japanese name is Parrot Mimicry

    • Monkeyfuzz

      To make it seem like it has more moves. Also some birds copy things like noises and movement I guess?

    • Shady

      I think many kind of birds can mimic others voice.

  • EarthenWarrior
  • Alright need my last two non overlapping Pokemon

    Goofball- Primarina
    Topaz- A.Raichu
    Solana- Liligant
    Jasmine- Salazzal

    Also can’t use Mudsdale, Kommo-o, A.Ninetales, Oranguru, Incineroar, or Magnezone (thats my brothers team)

    • TM06

      Alo Slash?

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Alolan Ninetales or Lucario?

    • TheHipsterRowlet

      Ribombee is pretty great

    • Mimikyu
      Komala
      Minior

      • Komala I can use! And Minior could work

        Sadly Mimikyu has Fairy type

      • TheHipsterRowlet

        Minior is such a pain to catch haha

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Especially its shiny

          • Monkeyfuzz

            That’s why I bred my Shiny one.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Bewear, Minior, Lycanroc, Komala, Drampa

      • Beware I used already and could bring back anyways

        All the others sound like good ideas
        Nicknames could be like
        Eucalyptus- Komala
        Minior- Comet
        Lycanroc- Howler
        Drampa- William

  • OH NO REMY DOESNT KNOW BITE, HE KNOWS SUCKER PUNCH AND I’M MEAN LOOKED

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Use it?

      • No I think she meant the opponent has Sucker punch

      • BUT HE WONT USE LICK BECAUSE IT DOESNT AFFECT ME. HE’S SPAMMING CONFUSE RAY.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Oh shaz, can you heal and spam ineffective stuff until confuse ray runs out?

          • NO BECAUSE THEN HE WILL GO TO MEAN LOOK. ALL I CAN DO IS SUCKER PUNCH

          • Monkeyfuzz

            what other moves you got? Mean look has like 5 pp

          • TM06

            PP stall to the death 👀

    • TM06

      Spam it 👀

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        To use sucker Punch the opponent needs to use an attacking move first tho

    • Uh oh! Nuuu Remy!!!!


  • He’s gone

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      He fought bravely, rip (;-;)7

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Rest now Remy, your watch is over.

    • TM06

      There was no remydy to the situation

      • jordan i swear to fucking god

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Too soon

    • PercyEspeon

      At least he was able to cook his past compeition D:
      RIP Remy

    • … R.I.P. Remy

      We must now bury you in Lumious City your favorite place

  • Shady

    Another rumor on 4chan about Alolan for sounds cool even fake. http://i.4cdn.org/vp/1497371160150.png

    Bellsprout line – Grass/Dark
    Rhyhorn line – Ground/Fire
    Horsea line – Rock/Grass
    Togetic and Togekiss – Ice/Flying
    Marill line – Grass/Fairy
    Kingdra – listed twice as Rock/Grass and Rock/Dragon
    Masquerain – Bug/Water
    Slaking – Fighting
    Zangoose – Steel
    Seviper – Poison/Ground
    Staravia and Staraptor – Fighting/Steel
    Luxio and Luxray – Electric/Ground
    Conkeldurr – Fighting/Rock
    Venipede line – Bug/Dark
    Lampent and Chandelure – Fire/Fairy
    Klink line – Psychic/Rock
    Bouffalant – Grass
    Deino line – Dark/Fire
    Honedge line – Steel/Water

    • MenacingCascoon

      If its japanese then it must be legit!

    • thats way too many

      • Shady

        The number should be like this we have lack of them in SM.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      lol that’s a lot

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        But I kinda wish it was real, I mean, I would kill for a fire/fairy Chandelure

        • Monkeyfuzz

          But it’s a Ghost, it doesn’t make sense to change that imo

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Well, alolan forms are kinda unexpected.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah but I mean it doesn’t seem like it could exist if it weren’t Ghost. The Fire type could change though.

          • TM06

            Tbf we have an Alolan Form that becomes a ghost

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah but it could move around before. Idk it just seems that way to me. I guess the Fairy magic or whatever could animate it.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Yeah no….Horsea

    • EarthenWarrior

      disgusting fanboy wishlists
      i should print out the list and stuff them down their stupid throats

      • Shady

        Ground/Fire Rhyhorn line sounds awesome just imagine ur favorite pkmn full with volcano like canons.

        • EarthenWarrior

          i’m not that easily swayed
          just means i gotta worry just as much about water and ground types

          • Shady

            U already worried about that.

          • And less on grass types (and water either way you have to deal with)

      • Hey Slaking, Masquerain, Luxray, Conkelder and Klink could all work actually

        Klink- an unevolved ancient gear
        Masquerain- Could revert to a more aquatic life again
        Slaking- Could be based on a stronger more active ancient animal
        Luxray- could have something done
        Conkelder- could become one with its pillars

        • EarthenWarrior

          feh just bluntly obvious types they can easily shift into

          • Exactly! Thats what they are supposed to do

          • PercyEspeon

            They are supposed to be examples of speciation, or when the same animal populations evolve in different environments. That’s the gist of it, so you are right there.
            Design-wise, it’s meant to be fresh air to mons who haven’t been used in awhile (at least for newer fans)

          • EarthenWarrior

            NO IT IS NOT ITS SUPPOSED TO BE CHANGES THAT HELP THEM LIVE IN A FOREIGN HABITAT NOT A FREE TYPE CHANGE

          • PercyEspeon

            And part of that is lore, so if these were true, I’m sure they are explanations that show why they changed into those types in Alola.
            Like the ones Kurusu gave you.

          • EarthenWarrior

            LORE NO, SCIENCE YES THEY DON’T EVEN DO THAT WELL WITH THE ONES THEY HAD, because this is something that needs to be heavily boilstered with real life science (and if you give me a electric rat or its a kids game i will stab you)
            Marowak
            Raichu
            Geodude
            Meowth to an extent
            have really half assed and zero assed reasons for changing
            Sandshrew and Vulpix get a half pass only because i don’t agree fully with the type changes and even less for Sandshrew for needing a stone for no god damn reason

            the only ones that make complete sense is Muk and Exeggutor

          • PercyEspeon

            Yes, all of them did have science and a good explanation to them Earthen.
            Meowth is based on selective breeding, since the royals bred Meowth to be this pampered cat and to look the way it did.
            Raichu’s was mean to be goofy obviously since it’s related to a mascot character, and even then reflects how everything in evolution isn’t exactly known. Certain species evolved a certain way for just no reason, or adopted a certain characteristic but it doesn’t need it anymore (like us with our wisdom teeth or tonsils or appendixes, we still have them despite now needing them)
            Marowak reflect the Polynesian concept of mana, which is a spirtual thing so of course it’s going to be a ghost type. And they said it had problems with grass types (presumbly from the nearby forest) so it retrated to the VOLCANO and evolved to adapt to it and gained a fire type from it.
            Geodude’s in Alola are made from a magneti rock so of course it’s going to gain an electric type if the rocks are different from Kanto or wherever from Alola.
            The game/GF told you the reasons to why it changed and science does back these up as valid ways species can change in an environment (Except maybe geodude since in real life there are no living rock monsters but you get my point).
            Just because you believe them to not be valid doesn'[t mean science does too.
            A part of these type changes also reflect cultural aspects given to them (like I said Marowak) some from Polynesia which Hawaii is a part of, so of course those concepts would reflect the typings they get.
            Most other Pokemon designs as well are also based on the relationship of culture and science and real life animals/concepts. And the same goes for its Alolan forms. They just don’t do these things just for no reason, GF does back up their designs with some basis to them.

          • EarthenWarrior

            I completely 100% disagree with Raichu since they clearly did it just to have it
            The Marowak even less because they say it changed because a close bond with its friends
            Geodude NOWHERE state it is magnetic at all in all little dex entries they make zero reason why it changed

            the cultral stuff does not cut it for me and GF poorly poorly backs these ones up

          • PercyEspeon

            Fine, I’ll bow down Raichu but not the other two.
            I looked it up and Marowak clearly states what I said, not because of a bond. Both Bulbapedia and the official site state that grass type disadvantage and going to a volcano to solve that.
            And Geodude is the same thing. The beard and all that black stuff is meannt to be attracted to it, like those magnetic face board things.
            Culture and science go together Earthen. You cannot deny one with the other because both influence each other. I learned that in all of my science classes (but particularly in a Science and Society Class which is part philosophy part science). And they clearly put thought into every Pokemon they make.
            Here’s all my sources:
            http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/pokemon/alolan-geodude/
            http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/pokemon/alolan-marowak/
            https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Geodude_(Pokémon)
            https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Marowak_(Pokémon)
            For the bulbapedia sections go to biology and origins (origins for Marowak)

          • EarthenWarrior

            The Marowak in the Alola region take bones and light both ends on fire by rubbing them against their foreheads. Then they spin the bones around! Marowak’s rarity and its fearsome appearance when it dances with its bone led the people of Alola to dub it a conjurer and regard it with fear.

            There are many Grass-type Pokémon—Marowak’s natural enemies—in the Alola region. This makes Alola a harsh environment for Cubone and Marowak. As a result, they live in close union with their partners. It’s said that their great care for their partners allowed them to gain something like a sixth sense and resulted in their changed form.

            The Alolan Marowak proves skilled at an attack in which it waves its bone and releases a ball of flame. The fireballs are not that powerful, but they tirelessly pursue the foe!

          • EarthenWarrior

            I just posted the bond part of Marowak
            Geodude itself in no zero way explained why it changed, magnetic or not it doesn’t state it in any of its entries, no magnetic diet or anything
            that’s why i said it makes no sense because they do not give a valid reason why it changed

            And culture and science have nothing to do with something like this
            solely what caused the pokemon to change and adapt in its environment

          • TheHipsterRowlet

            Are you delusional? You JUST said science has to do with it. Evolution IS science. lmao no wonder no one likes you

          • EarthenWarrior

            that was mistake i meant to say culture has nothing to do with something like this

            In the end all that matters is how and why it changed and it makes 110% sense
            no assumptions or drawing inspiration from cultures to influence its design
            purely environmental changes

          • But what if originally Klink was Rock/Psychic and evolved everywhere, but in Alola they had no need to so they never changed

            (This is my logic for my regional Rhyhorn that they originally were one way and never had need to adapt in my region so they stayed)

          • EarthenWarrior

            according to lore Klink mysteriously appeared in the Chargestone Caave

      • UnburdenedLegume

        We’re allowed to dream especially after Ishihara literally said we’ll have new, never before seen Pokemon in USUM

        • EarthenWarrior

          I am the only one who sees that this will be form changes
          unless it is 100% new pokemon which would mean altering and expanding the national dex and not simply a new form of preexisting pokemon then it isn’t technically new pokemon

          • I think both

          • UnburdenedLegume

            I never implied brand new Pokemon though. But new regional variants is entirely possible, especially considering the games are set in an alternate universe

    • I like them especially marill, honedge, Klink, Staravia, Slaking and masquerain

    • PercyEspeon

      I think it’s interesting to look at, but I think it could be false
      As SM exclusively had Kanto mons, and GS is coming to VC, I think it will only include Johto Pokemon, plus there are a lot compared to the ones introduced in SM.
      But we’ll see. Love that Sinnoh mons would get some attention if it is true.

  • Remy the Raticate Lv. 22
    Route 46 – Burned Tower

    Naughty Nature – highly curious

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/055/9/2/020_raticate_by_x_squishystar_x-d4qvw6c.gif

    • Monkeyfuzz

      He’s at a great Restaurant of the afterlife now.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Hey look, a Raticate picture where it doesn’t look like it’s going to kill me at anytime​ :p

    • PercyEspeon

      What’s your team again?

      • Geodude
        Fearow
        Quilava
        Sandslash
        Butterfree

        • PercyEspeon

          Either Slowpoke or maybe Paras.
          Magnemite could be good too.

        • TheHipsterRowlet

          Hmmm I would go for Slowpoke/Nidoran/Magnemite imo

        • PercyEspeon

          Wait DO MAGNEMITE!
          Steel resists Ghost in 4th gen

          • !!!! oh shoot it does, doesnt it? 😮

          • PercyEspeon

            I keep forgetting that it changed in 6th gen xD
            But yeah it does resist ghost

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Yes, it got needed in gen 6

          • TM06

            Only issue is is that unless she can trade to Dia/Pea/Plat she can’t evolve it :0

            If you can tho star

            Do ettttttt

          • I think I can… if i didnt reset my completed version of Platinum

          • PercyEspeon

            You can trade it to me and I can get it for you anytime
            I’m sure I’m far enough in one of those three (I have DPPl fully)

          • PercyEspeon

            Wait rip wifi is down in those games
            nvm then

    • TM06

      I’d say go Sudo

      • TM06

        Wait nvm you have Laverne

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Yaaaaan

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Do Magnemite

  • Shady

    Just end this Splatoon.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      It’s the last thing today.

      • Shady

        Fug

  • Welcome to the team Wall-e, you have big shoes to fill, or 4 little shoes because Raticate had tiny feet.

    http://orig15.deviantart.net/d9da/f/2016/310/7/6/magnemite_by_v0jelly-daniu83.gif

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Make sure to keep Thunder Wave

  • Alright Conflicted Minior or Komala?

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Joe Merrick shares my view that the Pokemon game for Switch (gen 8) will most likely release in 2019. Which could mean we’ll get gen 4 remakes for 3DS in 2018

    • TheHipsterRowlet

      I’m expecting Pokemon to take a break in 2018 tbh, if it means we’ll get gen 8 in 2019

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Also possible but gen 4 remakes have been a fan request for so long now. Could also be a fitting goodbye to the 3DS system as i expect the Switch to fully take over near the end of 2018.

        • TheHipsterRowlet

          Hoenn remakes have been requested a lot in gen 5 but we didn’t get them until gen 6 soooo

  • What to nickname Koffing…

  • TM06

    Welp Jupiter was a massacre…

    On her side, she didn’t stand a chance. Seraph + Earthen = 2good

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      W H O S U R V I V E D ?

      • TM06

        Kuppo, Earthen, Seraph, and Monkeyfuzz are all still alive and kicking

        And I’ve got a few guaranteed gets + whatever the RPG throws at me ‘p

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          So Djja and Legume died?

  • Haxford

    If you had to create the villain for a Pokémon game, what would he/she look like and what would his/her ideals be?

    • Lusamine

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      A female professor, and she would want to capture the legend and do cruel experiments with them because she thinks that the life of Pokemons isn’t meaningful and that they’re only made to serve humans

    • EarthenWarrior

      I already did
      His name is Ilko Andres
      He is a exceedingly strong Pokemon trainer who clawed his way to the very top with one clear defined goal to become the region’s champion
      He made his way and ruthlessly beat the elite four and the champion nearly working his Pokemon to death
      But when he was about to claim the title he was denied it, he was furious the champion said his actions were govern by raged and fueled with cruelty
      This man could never hold the honor of champion with such deplorable actions
      Outraged he vowed to bring the region to its knees to let everyone knew who was the strongest
      He founded Team Quake and plans to resurrect an ancient and destructive Pokemon to be the instrument of his goals

  • MenacingCascoon

    I guess I try nuzlocking again. In the hardest game… Pokemon Y Seriously Y is so hard if you dont use exp share. I have tried three and lost all times

    • PercyEspeon

      Agreed ^ ESPECIALLY with Reflection Cave and Korrina, they don’t play around

      • MenacingCascoon

        YEs! And the Team Flare Hideout in Lumoise. Grant is also quite a challenge

        • PercyEspeon

          Truuueee all three of Lysandre’s battles are super difficult, especially cause Gyarados packs so much coverage

          • MenacingCascoon

            I know! Why does it have Iron Head?? Seriously Thats a move tutor move! Gyarados honestly kills me in all nuzlockes I do.

          • PercyEspeon

            And EQ and Outrage, like seriously tho? Lysandre calm the eff down

    • Seraph’s TM89’ing the fuck out

      yes

  • AuroraLights493

    My guess in regards to the Pokémon series transitioning to the Switch:

    Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be the last main series titles on the 3DS.
    GAME FREAK will then reveal the first two Gen VIII titles, potentially releasing near Christmas next year, or maybe even the Spring of 2019.
    Gen IV remakes will come, but not until Gen VIII, bringing us a repeat of ORAS coming out in Gen VI, instead of Gen V like many were expecting.

    • If YW:PS comes out after them then that could be false

      • AuroraLights493

        Forgive me, but what is YW:PS? xD

        • Yo-kai Watch 2 Psychic Spectors
          Scheduled Fall 2017 yet no full date

          • AuroraLights493

            Ah. xD

          • I just want Yo-Kai Watch 3 because you get to go to America. Also, Tomnyan is great (Reminds me of America from Hetalia)

          • I kinda want to see Snottel in it then ill be ready

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        She meant last main series Pokemon games on the 3ds, not games in general :p

    • D57

      Idk, gen 1 may get remakes first or maybe sequels as FR/LG are much more out of date than D/P
      Everything else I completely agree with, can’t wait for the starters

      • Gen 1 remakes are not. going. to. happen.

        • D57

          You. Don’t. Know.

          • Gen. 1. Is. Bland.

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            The remakes could make it a lot less bland tho.

          • D57

            That decision will come from Gamefreak, and it might not be as bland if they show how much Kanto has changed in a sequel

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Openworld Kanto on switch, expanding all areas.

          • MenacingCascoon

            I may be the only one, but I really dont likr OpenWorld games. I will get lost, and the graphics always never please me. Also If I get lose I quit the game. Thats why I never play Link games. Too open World. Cant handle it

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Well it could be larger at least.

        • Actually, It would make a lot of sense. Given that FireRed and LeafGreen are Gen 3 games, they are definitely due a modern update. Pokémon has a lot of love for its origins, and it’s always bound to return to it one way or another, just look at the latest movie they’re bringing out. I feel like GameFreak is probably testing the waters with the Switch atm, and so releasing the first ever Pokémon games in an updated format for the Switch seems somewhat logical. Plus, it’s not TECHNICALLY a remake of a remake if they remake Pokémon Yellow. I can see new Kanto games either dropping as the new game for the Switch, or for Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary. That’s not to say I couldn’t see the first main series game/games for the Switch being set in a whole new region with new Pokémon. That seems just as logical to me.

      • PercyEspeon

        Remakes of a remake though?

        • D57

          Technically they are much more out of date as they are gen 3 games, would not be surprised at all

    • Gamer Dragon07

      I don’t think Game Freak will abandon the 3DS fully to be honest, unless Nintendo decides to create a new handheld. The Switch may be portable but doubt the battery life on the home console. The 3DS last much longer than the undocked Switch

      • AuroraLights493

        Oh really? How long does the battery last? I don’t have a Switch yet, but I’m now going to have to get one after today. xD

        • Gamer Dragon07

          It usually depends on the quality of the game itself. Think about 3-4 where the 3DS can last around 5-6

          Might be just me being a bit salty that many people got what they want though.

  • ShinyXatu

    So I’m guessing the Special Edition of Metroid is sold out already, huh?

  • UnburdenedLegume

    XC2 character ”Torna” was designed by Tetsuya Nomura. Treat him/her with respect please, touched by literally the God of RPGs

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Yellow ink? It’s clearly light green …

  • Seraph’s TM89’ing the fuck out

    According to @shadydawood:disqus the sonic shit edge OC villian is named Infinity…. boi

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Remember when Eggman just trapped woodland creatures?

      • Seraph’s TM89’ing the fuck out

        Yeah

    • Shady

      His name is Infinite ……..Don’t call him like that I warn u.

      • Seraph’s TM89’ing the fuck out

        Its an edgelord

        • Shady

          yeah I like that

  • Well I need but one more no Overlaps and can’t use Incineroar, Mudsdale, Oranguru, Kommo-o, A.Ninetales, or Magnezone

    And current dream team
    Goofball- Primarina
    Topaz- A.Raichu
    Solana- Liligant
    Jasmine- Salazal
    Comet- Minior (Pink)

    What shall the 6th be? And I’d not like another Stand alone Pokemon on my team. So who should I use?

  • I GOT GRAVELER 😀

    http://pa1.narvii.com/6269/5f20c1737eec2bc648c0493d162799a9c6f8b66b_hq.gif

    I forgot to stop the evolution so I could get Earthquake but oh well

    • EarthenWarrior

      Ya dumb b*tch now you gotta wait til 33 for Earthquake

  • “I heard they might be making a Pokemon RPG” – My friend who thinks she’s a gamer despite not owning a console

  • Monkeyfuzz

    There’s a new farticle poops.

  • Shady