The Pokémon Company has released an official, albeit unclear, statement regarding legendaries in Pokémon GO.
 
Up until now, details on how long legendaries Lugia and Articuno would be available have been scarce to none. And although no concrete end date was given, TPCi stated that Articuno “will appear at Gyms for a brief while.” The statement only singled out Articuno as having a short stint in the game, and once again confirmed that Zapdos and Moltres will be coming “soon.” This seems to suggest that Lugia will be available for the long run, and the three original, legendary birds will be switched out so each is available for a small period of time.
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On a related note, Niantic has officially announced via Twitter that the GO Fest global rewards have been extended to end on July 27th, 5:00pm PST – that’s 72 more hours of these bonuses:
  • Double Stardust
  • Double Candy
  • Double XP
  • Increased Pokémon encounters
  • Reduced hatching distance
  • Reduced buddy distance
Have you been lucky enough to catch one of these beauties to add to your collection?
  • MenacingCascoon

    Man if I was into Pokemon Go this would be really amazing for me… I love Articuno.

    • MenacingCascoon

      So when are articles gonna be interactive again?

    • EarthenWarrior

      you gotta appreciate those perfect cheek bones

  • Ithsme?

    For the first time in since Friday afternoon my tetris effect from Splatoon 2 seems to have calmed down. I no longer see a reticle in my vision so that’s great.

  • MenacingCascoon

    Man everyone complains about there being to many dragon type legends.
    Theres been a flying legend in every single Pokemon game.
    Flying is one of the best types confirmed.
    Dragon isn’t the legendary type. It’s flying!

    • Ithsme?

      Agreed. Flying and Poison <3

      • MenacingCascoon

        Theres only one poison legendary. Sit down.

        • Ithsme?

          Yeah if you count UBs. It took 7 gens but at least Nihilego is pretty sweet.

          • MenacingCascoon

            You don’t count the UBs?
            I mean I guess they aren’t. They are definitely Sub-legends though with the kanto birds, Johto beasts etc.

          • Ithsme?

            If we’re talking technically here, Type: Null and Silvally and actually classified as legendaries in the games’ code. So make of that what you will.

          • Ithsme?

            *games’

          • MenacingCascoon

            Idk what Type: null is

          • Ithsme?

            Definitely one of the worst explained story aspects of SM. Another point where the story fails.

          • Flabaébaé

            They’re not legends because they’ve never been identified as legends unlike every other legend and all but Guzzlord have been seen to appear in multiples, hinting they’re just the normal species of Ultra Space

    • Nah too Many Dragon/Flying types in the game (When you hate both of these types these Pokemon are grown to be hated)

    • Monkeyfuzz

      There are far more Psychic ones.

  • Obviously not official, but Articuno could very well leave GO so Zapdos or Moltres can have their turn around August 5th-9th – because of the GO events happening in Japan and across EU.

  • ShinyXatu

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/07/walmart_cancels_a_number_of_snes_mini_pre-orders
    Yet somehow, mine hasn’t been cancelled. I even received a follow-up email thanking me for my order. Am I just lucky? I’m scared, friends. Anyway, I hope you Pokémon GO players manage to find Lugia and Articuno (and all the others), since I’m just not able to work the game into my life.

    • Flabaébaé

      Hopefully yours isn’t cancelled, Mini SNES seems really cool :0

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Looks like the cancelling is affecting some people and not all. But anyways, it looks like the SNES Mini is going to have the same stock problems as the NES and I hope that’s not the case :/

  • Flabaébaé
    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      The only reason as to why Super Training was Rad

  • EarthenWarrior

    ERRRRMAAAIIIIIIIGAAAAD
    https://youtu.be/S33uf3E4UT4

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      So basically Regular Show, but even more for adults and on TBS? Yeah ok I’m down lol

  • KᑌᑭᑭO

    I wonder when the legendary beast are going to appear in GO 👀

  • Stevosan

    Ahh, hell yeah, So I might just have a chance at getting Lugia and articuno after all! Going to my nearest town tomorrow. So happy these events weren’t just on forr those 2 days of go fest. :’D

  • EarthenWarrior

    Where is everybody…

    • Flabaébaé

      Dead

      • EarthenWarrior

        Normally I’d celebrate but I got work in 25 minutes

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Not here 👀

      • EarthenWarrior

        Why the eyes…. I seriously just don’t get things anymore

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Because the eyes give the comments a mysterious sensation, a curious meaning of an empathizing emotion, a sense of complexity coupled with a deity of multiplying purports and darkness, with priceless linkages with an underwhelming sensation of upgrowth. And of course, an undeniable dreariness of the purposefulness of the lifelike being.

          TL;DR Is just a dumb thing that makes comments slightly funnier

          • EarthenWarrior

            All I feel right now if confusion and unbridled rage

        • Flabaébaé

          👀👀 👀

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            This explanation is terse, but is equally explanatory and serviceable of the significancy of the nosey thing that we name “eyes

  • EarthenWarrior

    T_T once again my jackhole store let the reshop department overflow while I was gone AND GUESS WHO HAS TO GO THROUGH IT ALL BY HIMSELF

    I swear it’s just so severely unfair that I bust my ass for a occupation that doesn’t even acknowledge my blights despite being well reviewed

    I just really hope we get some USUM news soon because I can’t live off Splat2 forever and will new a new sensation to look forward towards

    • Butter Geek

      Arms? MK8dx? You can still play those

    • Flabaébaé

      Get a new hobby l, it’ll seriously help

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      You should find something else that you find fun to do.

      I mean, everybody suggesting that is for something, isn’t it?

    • Ultron

      I love doing reshop

      • EarthenWarrior

        Oh really, do you love having to dig through 8 carts filled to the brim with mismatched products most of them are crushed or opened?
        And having to painstakingly sort through everything to make sure everything is ok and not expired?
        And to have your blank expressioned coworkers just keep dumping more shit into the carts completely oblivious to my organization system?

        • Ultron

          Yeah I do that almost every day at my work. Except a lot of the items are disgusting because I work at a grocery store. So I regularly smell rotting fruit, dairy, and meat.

  • Butter Geek
  • The PinSir is back

    Is anyone here?

  • EarthenWarrior
    • Star

      Want to play salmon run with us, Earthen?

      • EarthenWarrior

        I’m at freaking work I won’t be out until 3:30

      • .-.

        • EarthenWarrior

          …………wait a minute…
          THIS STAR IS AN IMPOSTER!!!!
          *Tackles you to the floor furiously punching*
          SHOW US YOUR TRUE FORM DEMON!!!!!!

          • Wait no I’m the real star >.>

          • EarthenWarrior

            THATS EXACTLY WHAT A DOPPELGÄNGER WOULD SAY

          • HOW CAN I PROVE IM REAL OTHER THAN THE PROFILE PICTURE AND THE RED NAME AND THE BILLION COMMENTS IVE MADE

          • Actually only 35,000 some…

          • EarthenWarrior

            A test that only the really real Star would say

          • What’s the test then :0

          • EarthenWarrior

            What time does the Krusty Krab open?

          • The Krusty Krab is usually open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, except on Tuesdays which it stays open until 8:00 p.m. On Sundays, the Krusty Krab is usually closed,

          • EarthenWarrior

            You got that off the very first google page
            That’s one strike faker!

          • Oh god! Ok ok next test?

          • EarthenWarrior

            Complete this sentence
            “Earthen is_____”

          • Awesome?…

          • EarthenWarrior

            I would’ve accepted Great, Mighty or The Unflinching Overlord of space time of the eight cosmic realms

          • doop

            compact

          • DOOOP

          • Fehtastic

          • Star

            Lame

          • Daedardus

            This one is a fake troll and somebody with no trace.

          • Star

            I’m not a troll, Dae. I said who I was 12 minutes ago

          • Daedardus

            This Star I’m replying too is real.

          • Alright my test

            What is StarStorm’s favorite Pokemon?

          • LOPUNNY

            BUT SOMETIMES I LIKE PRIMARINA MORE

          • This is possibly Star next question…

            How long have I been at Pokejungle?

          • Since around April 2016

          • Wow I was meaning my regular days, but you hit the nail on the head with that, this has to be Star

          • Daedardus

            Okay, harder question, how long have I been at Pokéjungle?

          • 2013?

          • Daedardus

            Strike 1

          • shit….

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            What happens at Strike 3?

          • Daedardus

            Take a guess

          • Daedardus

            Homerun! Now answer my other question correctly or you’ll get banned for inobedience.

          • Since its Creation?

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Feb 7 2013

          • Star

            Star bits, fool

          • “Fool”

            now I imagine you as like some super villain and its rad

          • Good

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Is your alter ego
            👀
            👃
            👄

          • Flabaébaé

            👄
            👃
            👀

          • KᑌᑭᑭO
          • Flabaébaé

            I for one welcome the impostar

          • Armaggedon16

            You seem better than the real one 👀

          • ;~;

      • Who are you?…

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          The 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕝 star

  • Guys I got a Raid Arcanine!

    My friend though got one with Wild Charge…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6aa6ba5203e2f35016a3e11e00772d13ab8290ce8d9fcbf41b4f66f9347f33e7.png

    I also got Tentacrule and Persian

  • Flabaébaé
    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      But, who’s the normal one and who’s the edgy one? ·_·

      • Starbits called Earthen a fool so thats kinda edgy

        • Flabaébaé

          But if earthen is edgy, doesn’t that cancel the edginess out?

          • Armaggedon16

            Still, it’s always the Imposter that’s edgy

          • MenacingCascoon

            Dont be Silly. Starbits is the original Star

          • Armaggedon16

            Oh damnm Plot Twist!!

          • All I wanted to do was play salmon run with earthen

          • Armaggedon16

            I ship it

          • Why now do I feel like I have seen you before

          • You probably have but I haven’t really posted much since 2015

          • Flabaébaé

            It’s okay she can’t hurt you now

          • Little did I know… I really WAS the impostar…

          • But Starbits has been gone for years. I’m star now >:0

    • MenacingCascoon

    • Shady

      For sure sonic is the fake one

  • Flabaébaé

    Let me get this straight: so some person called SilverRiolu stole someone’s identity? Who do I trust :p

    • EarthenWarrior
    • MenacingCascoon

      Me- The only person who plays pokemon

      • Flabaébaé

        That’s not true, I play Pokémon GO 👀

      • I played Pokémon Diamond when I was 9

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        I play Pokemon Channel.

        One of the most interactive games out here

      • Armaggedon16

        I played Digimon Cyber sleuth so it’s basically the same thing

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      The anons

    • Shady

      I believe SilverRiolu was wat Star called.

      • Flabaébaé

        That’s the joke

        • Shady

          I thought ur new here.

    • Luigi301

      Nah. Star is a dummy who has been here I believe way before starstorm was here even before the previous username silveriolu. Star just doesn’t come here anymore.

  • Sunny

    For those of you interested in the show a new episode title has been revealed.

    Episode 980: Rockruff and the Guardian Diety of the Ruins of Life

    I guess Rockruff is going to use some of his moves on a certain Tapu. Wink Wink. ; )

  • I remember I had a friend who stopped playing Diamond because he thought his game was broken but it was actually just because a Pokémon was poisoned and it did that glitch looking things

  • Govnah

    Parad0x19,MacSkiddo,MayorSkiddio,GovnahSkiddo,Govnah the evolution of Govnah

  • Luigi301

    Identity crisis going on? I’m still the one and only luigi0301. Evolution of my username: Luigi0301 2013 – Luigi0301 present

    • Time for you to go back into hiding, luigi

      • Luigi301

        Uh oh. I’ve been spotted. Robot house Cheese it

        • Pardon?

          • Luigi301

            Futurama reference

    • Govnah

      oh look a character who appears randomly

      • Luigi301

        Randomly? lol what do you expect? Can’t be here 24/7 I’m not even on discord for that long

        • Govnah

          it was more a joke,

    • ?

      No one asked.

      • Luigi301

        Nobody asked for your reply yet you gave it anyway.

  • Govnah
  • Marie’s puns in the story mode give me life

    • Ithsme?

      Toaster boss?

      I’m blowing through the story right now and wow the levels are hard to find in the last world.

      • I’ve only done the first area and beat the oven one

        • Ithsme?

          That’s where the Marie’s rapid fire puns were heating up the most. (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)

  • EarthenWarrior

    and finally home….

    • Salmon run time?

      • Flabaébaé

        May Cod be with you

        • Unfortunately it’s not

          • Flabaébaé

            Do you need some spiritual kelp?

          • Sunny

            A Dhelmise?

          • Yes

  • Flabaébaé

    If your favorite Pokémon (not already in Smash) was in Smash, what would its four specials and final Smash be? (also any notable features such as its grab/tilt/air/taunts/animations/whatever being a reference)

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Chandelure

      Up Special – Fire Spin – Goes up while spinning
      Neutral – Shadow ball – Unlike Mewtwo’s it isn’t chargeable, travels faster, and does less damage
      Foward Special – Flame Charge – Self explanatory
      Down Special – Will-O-Wisp – Fires projectiles that will burn the enemy (it will still do damage for about 2 seconds)

      Final Smash – Same as Pokken with cutscene and everything

      • Sunny

        Isn’t Chandelure…wait that is Pokken.

    • Idk anything about smash but

      Up Special – High Jump Kick where Lopunny jumps high in the air as a recovery
      Regular Special – Charge Up Focus Punch

      Side Special – Return

      Down Special – Stomps the ground getting close opponents stuck in the ground

      Final Smash – Mega Evolution

    • EarthenWarrior

      Rhyperior
      Standard B: Rock Wrecker, standard charge shot but takes a while to charge but the blast cannot be deflected when full
      Side B Megahorn: his horn glows white and extends as he lunges outward
      Up B: Drill Run, he does a Wario corkscrew mixed in with fox’s directional influence
      Down B: Earthquake, depending on his location, on the ground he preforms a short hop that grants him super-armor and slams the ground that can bury his opponents, but in air its basically the Bowser bomb but with recoil damage and ending lag

      Final Smash: Tectonic Rage, if opponents are caught in his radius he shouts as the Groundium Z insignia flashes, slams the ground opening up a fissure and drags them underneath

      Grabs
      forward he blasts them out with his palms
      back he swats them with his tail
      up he gores them
      down he crushes

      Taunts
      up: he revs his drill
      side: he preforms a mini rock wrecker animation
      down: he scraps the ground (as if he were going to charge)

      • Monkeyfuzz

        When he revs his drill could he swish his tail back and forth? Only it has similarities to an Ankylosaurus tail and I picture it doing that as it displays its’ dominance.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Infernape

      Up – Flame Wheel, upwards spinning attack
      Neutral – Flamethrower, like Charizard/Bowser
      Forward – Mach Punch, fast rush forward punch.
      Down – Flare Blitz, surrounds itself with Flare Blitz, like a shield at first, can be directed, slightly self-damaging.

      Grab : forward – Fury Swipes then Fire Punch ‘throws’ the opponent down
      backward – grabs and rolls backwards and throws opponent
      up – throws opponent up and hits with Fire Spin
      down – grabs opponent, pulls legs up to their body and Blaze Kicks with both legs using them to jump off and away from them.

      Taunts: down – it grabs balls of fire from ‘behind’ it and throws them in the air.
      side – it grabs a banana and sets fire to it before munching on it.
      up – super saiyain hair fire charge

      Final Smash I see it doing a fast Close Combat before a Giant Fire Blast rains down over most of the stage.

    • The PinSir is back

      Flygon

      Taunts: One would have it fluttering its wings which makes the singing sound, another would be flying briefly (kicking up some sand), an the last one would be it growling.

      Up Special: Fly – Flygon rushes up in the air in a similar fashion like Charizard except it goes a decent bit higher but does less damage when it hits foes.

      Neutral: Sandstorm – A chargeable move (but can’t be stored like ZSS and Gren), Flygon then unleashes a blast of sand from its wings that inflicts little bits of damage but the more its charged, the further the opponent gets blown away.

      Side Special: Dragon Rush – Basically like Captian Falcon’s Falcon Kick, Flygon flies above the ground in a draconic-like aura that does a good amount of damage to an opponent.

      Down Special: Boomburst- From its wings, Flygon releases sound waves from both sides that blast at the opponent.

      Final Smash: Tectonic Rage – Like Great Aether, Flygon must be near an opponent to unleash it. It does the same animation as in game, but those who stand near the explosion at the end will be inflicted a great amount of of damage.

    • Flabaébaé

      Alolan Raichu

      Up Special: Thunderbolt

      Alolan Raichu sends out electricity in a line, mid distance, before following it up. You can influence where the line goes by pressing a direction as the special is activated. The electricity does most of the damage but little knock back, contact with AloChu in momentum does little damage but higher knock back.

      Neutral Special: Focus Blast

      Two modes: Rapid small ball projectile that goes in a straight line that makes Raichu’s next attack have slightly higher knock back, or a large projectile that moves similarly to Mewtwo’s shadow ball, but faster and weaker.

      Down Special: Grass Knot

      Very weak, very short range, but buries opponent in the ground like Villager’s down Smash

      Side Special: Psyshock

      An very easily avoided, short range attack with pink ‘bubbles’ of psychic energy popping in front of Alochu. Very high knock back and damage, but as stated, easily avoidable.

      Final Smash: Stoked Sparksurfer

      Goes across the screen three times horizontally, getting higher and higher each time. These strikes are low damage, high knockback. Then AloChu will slam down onto the centre of the stage in a large explosion: very very high knockback if they’re caught near impact, fringes of the impact are weak damage + stun

      It has a skin with Kanto Raichu’s colours

      • EarthenWarrior

        Ewww TMs

        • Flabaébaé

          Sit your ass down white boi

          Pikachu’s Skull Bash was a TM
          Jigglypuff’s Rest is a TM
          Charizard’s Fly and Rock Smash are TM moves
          Mewtwo’s Shadow Ball and Teleport are TM moves
          Lucario’s Double Team is a TM move
          The only one that doesn’t have TM moves is Greninja

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Although Greninja has moves that are both natural and TMs like Substitute.

          • Flabaébaé

            Wait nvm Jigglypuff’s Rest isn’t TM but that still like 4/6 with TMs lol

          • EarthenWarrior

            u coulda done
            Neutral: Thunderbolt
            Side: Spark, Slides on its tail while discharging electricity
            Up: Psychic Surfer, gleams pinkish white and floats upward
            Down: Thunder Wave sends out a pulse of electricity that can stun them

          • Flabaébaé

            Sounds boring, neutral and side sound like shitty Pikachu and one isn’t even a real Pokémon move lol

            Also the up special sounds as bad as shit

    • Butter Geek

      Incineroar

      Neutral : Taunt

      Up : Flamethrower (from the belt)

      Down : Dragon Rage

      Side : Darkest Lariat

      Final Smash: MALICIOUS MOONSAULT

      • Monkeyfuzz

        It can learn Outrage, not Dragon Rage.

        • Butter Geek

          Oh, yeah I meant that

  • Sunny

    As of an hour ago I made my first avatar change-a Dusk Ball to a Sunflora that is a little too intimate-since I joined Pokejungle. Is this an appreciable change? Any criticisms, please let me know. I am probably going to change my Avatar name when the first batch of USUM news will come out. I’m thinking UltraSunny.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      The Avi is nice imo, so it’s appreciable atleast for me 😛

  • Daedardus
  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Fellow Americans better get their healthy living in now while they can because in a year or so only the top 1% will be able to pay for health insurance thanks to the Republican party and Führer Trump.

    • Daedardus

      The top 1% does not need insurance, that’s the whole problem with the system.

      • Gotta get them tax cuts -.-

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        My point exactly.They don’t need it the way many more others do, but they’re the only ones that are gonna be able to afford it…….

        • They don’t care about the people, they just hate Obama and would rather replace it badly than improve it

          • It*being Obamacare

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            It’s so disgusting……..It is literally making my stomach hurt a little the more I think about it……..

          • If you’re over 18 then please vote for the midterms. It’s the best we can do to until 2020 :/

            I can’t believe they are just ignoring all these people who will literally die if this plan they have passes.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            Yup most definitely. Meanwhile Trump is getting ready to fire Bob Mueller so he can try and hide the fact that he’s a treasonous piece of shit.

          • Fucking hell, man…

            And you know if the Republican Party wasn’t full of people who care more about their party and their country then Trump would be charged with treason by now. He’s just a means to an end.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            Yup……..*sigh*………

        • Daedardus

          The problem with an insurance system is that it needs a lot of riskless people on the system, meaning that for it the be affordable for anyone lots of healthy people need to sign up. Only problem is that the healthy people don’t want to pay. That’s the main crux of the American system.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            Honestly with how many other countries that have health done right (or at least better than we do) it’s getting harder and harder to defend people that call us the greatest country in the world………..I really am just so embarrassed to be an American these days……

          • Daedardus

            We have great health care and education, but we pay 50% income tax and 21% VAT (sales tax). You just have to convince that with wanting one thing you have to take the other thing too, which isn’t really easy.

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Can we replace Sen. Paul Ryan with this guy? He has the same name, loves Pokemon, and seems like he has a good head on his shoulders lol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff15be2bb3d2c7576d12a99158efc88c5528f7421de508bf944f892c0d684c7c.png

  • For every fire emblem character they add to smash they have to add two Metroid characters. That will stop them

    • You could add about 2 exta FE characters then

      • No we want LESS fire emblem characters

        • Nah I want more marths

          • Plz no

          • Flabaébaé

            Five more Marths

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          I fight for my friends

    • I say less of both, more Kirby characters

      • how could there be less metroid characters? There is only Samus and Samus

        • Govnah

          Dont forget about Samus 😉

        • …. Look a distraction *runs away*

  • Dae

    Look at me, I’m a mod and I like to ban people!

    • Armaggedon16

      This has gone too far

      • Dae

        tHiS hAs GoNe ToO fAr.

    • Govnah

      For you

      • Dae

        Don’t make me ban you.

        • Govnah

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Dae, what happened?

      • Flabaébaé

        He got Dae-moteted

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          He was a Dae-ty

  • EarthenWarrior

    Where’d everyone go

    • Govnah

      theres two daes

      • Flabaébaé

        Two daes todae?

    • Making most recent post

    • getting some brushes for sai

      • EarthenWarrior
        • paint tool sai

          • EarthenWarrior

            But can it block swords?

          • no

          • EarthenWarrior

            then what good is it!?

          • i can draw with it lol

          • EarthenWarrior

            you can draw with real sais
            just stab the belly and draw on the back with blood

          • too messy

          • EarthenWarrior

            but so rewarding

          • Flabaébaé

            You can only paint in red, it’s shiiiite

          • EarthenWarrior
          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            This picture uses a lot of shades of red, blood doesn’t have that many shades

          • Flabaébaé

            Would’ve looked way better with multiple colours. Like don’t get me wrong that’s amazing but it has so much more potential :v

          • EarthenWarrior

            Get off your high horse

          • Flabaébaé

            Ssshhh ya salt kiddo, it’s simple critique and praise, you do it all the time (besides the praise part lol)

          • Flabaébaé

            Blood is finite, digital drawing programs are pretty much infinite as long humans have access to electricity (although the hardware will break at some point)

          • EarthenWarrior

            well Scientists estimate the volume of blood in a human body to be approximately 7 percent of body weight. An average adult body with a weight of 150 to 180 pounds will contain approximately 4.7 to 5.5 liters
            that’s plenty if you keep it small

          • Flabaébaé

            You don’t have to keep it small with better media 👁‍🗨

    • KᑌᑭᑭO
  • Alright I’ve looked over a lot of Pokemon and if GF is only putting old Pokemon in the Dex than these Pokemon are the ones that could be in USUM (ones with a Star should be guaranteed in. And ones with a ^ are less likely than Stars or none)

    Mantine line*
    Solrock and Lunatone*
    Aipom line*
    Seel line
    Krabby line
    Skrelp and Clauncher
    Horsea line
    Omanyte line*
    Kabuto line*
    Oddish line*
    Hoppip line^
    Qwilfish
    Shuckle^
    Heracross
    Slugma line
    Wurmple line^
    Lotad line
    Numel line
    Corphish line
    Keckleon*
    Tropius*
    Bronzor line^
    Yamna line^
    Purrloin line^
    Drilbur line^
    Tympole line
    Darumaka line
    Tynamo line
    Heatmor and Durant
    Flabébé line

    Cause alot of their origins are Hawaiian and Tropical based

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I think the starters not on island scan this time might be in USUM.

      • Oh them too

        But like seriously they didn’t add the fossils of Kanto even though I even looked into it that the animals they are based on are amongst the only fossilized specimens to ever be in Hawaii, while Cranidos and especially Archen have never been recorded in this area

        And some of these are very big animals in Hawaii like Manta’s and they just don’t appear

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Yeah the lack of Mantine really bugs me. Also Tynamo is on island scan already as Eelektross. Lack of Flabebe is likely due to Comfey.

          • Yeah, but reasons for some

            Aipom- Has been shown to live in Tropical environments in almost every single card of itself
            Oddish- Bellosom is literally a Luau dancer, how is it not here?!
            Mantine- We all know why
            Keckleon and Tropius- Both are very tropical animals and even look Alolan, yet they don’t appear?
            Darumaka- It is a spirit based Pokemon and this is a spiritual region, woohoo why not?

            Just some explanations for some

            I think I will do a video tomorrow on just going over Pokemon for USUM that should appear

          • Flabaébaé

            Aipom – Game/TCG, actually the two regions we’ve found Aipom in are either normal or cold

            Kecleon & Tropius – Alola has plenty Pokémon that don’t look tropical so not every tropical Pokémon needs to be in Alola. In fact, Kecleon are also found in mild regions (Kalos) and Tropius is found in cold regions (Sinnoh)

            Darumaka – There’s a huge amount of spiritual Pokémon, why should Darumaka be in?

          • Tropius is found in Swamps in Sinnoh though which are similar to Lush Jungle

            And Chameleons are found in Hawaii so it does make sense for an animal that lives in the tropical rainforest biome as to be in a tropical area

          • Flabaébaé

            Swamps and jungles aren’t that closely related tho? Swamps can vary highly in temperature ranges

            Yeah there’s chameleons in Hawaii but there’s been tons of cases where animals found in an area aren’t in that area’s Pokémon region

          • Monkeyfuzz

            We do have Mankey/Primeape in Alola, maybe that’s why no Aipom?

  • EarthenWarrior


    0:48 YOU CAN BE A MANHOLE COVER

  • Flabaébaé

    Random off topic questions cause boreeeeed

    If you could be any of the following, which would you choose?

    Ghost/Werewolf/Vampire/Fairy/Giant/Gnome

    If you could have any of the following as a pet, which would you choose?

    Dragon (Wyrm/Wyvern/European/Chinese/etc)

    Horse (Pegasus/Unicorn/Pegacorn)

    Birds (Phoenix/etc)

    Etc

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Ghost/Werewolf, can’t decide

      Phoenix

    • Vampires are cool but I’d be a fairy if it means I canstill be human sized

      and if you dont choose dragon as your pet you’re just wrong, I think I want just a tiny little European dragon

      • Flabaébaé

        Fairy’s really just a catch all for every fairy myth ever, and some myths are smaller than humans, as large as humans, taller than humans, etc it’s really up to you what you are with that choice

    • Flabaébaé

      BTW the last etc stands for ‘pick whatever other non-humanoid mythical creature you want’

    • EarthenWarrior

      uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *beads of sweat* Werewolf or Gnome (only because so i can still potentially date a Giantess)
      and for a pet either a Dragon or maybe a Carbuncle

      • Flabaébaé

        Well I mean gnomes were Paracelsus’ earth elemental

        • EarthenWarrior

          i know

        • EarthenWarrior

          Question do i have to be ugly as fuck or stout rugged dwarf
          http://i.imgur.com/FC5kDxL.jpg

          • Flabaébaé

            Just take it as gnome means anything shorter than a human with an earth affinity

          • EarthenWarrior

            I mean i could live with it….still want that Giantess tho……

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Which one can use magic?

      European Dragon with Lightning Breath (like my One Piece Devil Fruit).

      Also a Phoenix like Fawkes from Harry Potter and maybe a Cerberus like Fluffy.

      • Flabaébaé

        I’m just gonna go ahead and say they all have their own sorts of magic, but fairies are probably the best at it and werewolves the worst

        • EarthenWarrior

          Well Werewolfs get
          Heightened senses
          Enhanced Agility and Strength
          Feral Ferocity

          • Flabaébaé

            They can use magic in their human forms but it’s Weaker, just making this up in the spot mind you

          • EarthenWarrior

            When the fuck did werewolves get magic

          • Flabaébaé

            Because they’re humans half the time and in fantasy humans get magic

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Probably Fairy but like LotR elves kind of thing. Or just Wizard but that wasn’t an option…

  • Flabaébaé

    Basic bitch thing but favorite of the four classical elements, and why? Is it due to personal, real life experience? Has it enraptured you in stories? Does it just sound cool? Is it what your main bitch bends in avatar?

    • EarthenWarrior

      AM I NOT MAKING THIS ANY CLEARER

      • Govnah

        Air?

      • Flabaébaé

        So I’m guessing air? water? fire? No, I must be getting closer…

        Also we know that you like earth stuff but like when did it all start and shit?

        • Govnah

          Nah Air because hes a airhead

          • Flabaébaé

            Nah, Fire because he’s hot-headed :p

          • Govnah

            Water because he’s a cry-baby

          • EarthenWarrior

            ok that’s just overboard y’all know i got emotional issues

          • Govnah

            Should of said Onions

        • EarthenWarrior

          I have always had the affinity for the Earth Element since infancy, i was always collecting stones and playing with the dirt, It was something that just spoke to me and it felt right, when i was young my Grandfather told me that he and his father collected stones from the country to hand built the dam in the family brook (Coincidentally his nickname was Rocky)
          i just feel the spirit of the stones, each one has a story and a tiny fraction of the planet

          • Govnah

            so fire

          • Flabaébaé

            C’mon knock it off, he probs spent a decent time either learning to recite it or just writing it from scratch rn >:p

          • EarthenWarrior

            this is coming from my heart and soul you twats

          • Flabaébaé

            I told him to knock it off, don’t get on to me for it >:/

          • Govnah

            Ik Ik i can be a dick sometimes, is that my true element Dicklement

          • Flabaébaé

            Nah you’re not being a dick, we all make digs all the time

          • Govnah

            I dug myself a bigger hole tho 😉

          • EarthenWarrior

            i’m going to bury both of you to your necks and wing rocks at your heads

          • Flabaébaé

            What the hell did I do?

          • Flabaébaé

            DIGS WAS NOT A PUN

          • EarthenWarrior

            you should’ve said jabs

          • Flabaébaé

            Same thing

          • Govnah

            I dig it

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            I dig it

          • Govnah

            AYEEEEE

          • Govnah

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            I saw it coming because I already watched this specific video ;]

          • Govnah

            but u didnt see us both saying I dig it 😉

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            We are a hive mind :0

          • EarthenWarrior

            I just don’t like you

          • Flabaébaé

            Aww same to you pal 😊

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            For Earthen, existing is bad enough for him 😛

          • Govnah

            Ayee Earthen joined in

          • EarthenWarrior

            you think stoning is funny?

          • EarthenWarrior

            You asshole

    • Water. Cuz Water is just pretty and cool. Plus you can freeze it.

      • EarthenWarrior

        Water is the element of change
        constantly shifting, it is always flowing and adapting to its surroundings and it is a source of life for all

        • Flabaébaé

          That’s like deep man

          • EarthenWarrior

            BECAUSE I’M A FREAKING ELEMENTALIST I HAVE BEEN STUDYING THEM SINCE I WAS 6

          • Flabaébaé

            So what’s Fire? I’m guessing

            Air – Freedom
            Water – Fluidity
            Earth – Stability
            Fire -???

          • EarthenWarrior

            Fire….Fire is the element of Power
            Since the dawn of Man fire lit the skies and provided warmth and light
            Fire has been the torch guiding civilizations from the beginning of history, Fire provides of warms and light but also the destruction if unchecked, a simple ember can easily be a raging inferno destroying ans consuming everything whether good or evil

          • Flabaébaé

            Like this descrip, combined the metaphorical and physical aspects of fire :0

          • EarthenWarrior

            Fire creates and destroys its the wielder’s choice how he or she uses it

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Fire I believe is passionate.

          • Flabaébaé

            Ooh that makes sense too :0

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            These jokes are all watered down 😛

          • Flabaébaé

            FFS THAT WASN’T A PUN EITHER

            This is puncontrollable :/

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            I mean

            2/18 things you say are puns…

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      I’m torn between Water and Earth

      Water- When I was a child I lived near the sea so when I went in the beach I used to imagine myself water bending, it was really fun :Y Also, water is calm and chill which fits me.

      Earth- When I was a kid, I loved the earth benders in Avatar, I always thought it was a cool element to control and a really powerful one as well :0

    • Ithsme?

      Water or air, and I literally haven’t thought about this until now

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Fire or Air.

    • I love Water most, but Air is the most powerful element as

      Moves the Water
      Glides over Earth
      Keeps away from Fire, to kill the Fire

    • Flabaébaé

      Fire. Passion, destruction, sustainer, resurrection. Also fire just looks cool lol and I like being warm

    • The PinSir is back

      Water, I’ve always had a love for the sea

      Edit: Also kinda stuck with Air too

  • Ithsme?

    Ooh, look, fresh blood. It’s been a while since we’ve had a troll here. Maybe it’s a omen of incoming news.

    Moving on to the real point of this comment, I’m writing a Splatoon 2 review, should be done tonight. I know I said this with BotW but never did it (I’m gonna get on that), but this time it’s for real and I have half of a draft to prove it. This is a first for me but I found it difficult to express my feelings about the game so far without sounding overly positive or negative.

    • Flabaébaé

      Good luck reading it! I’d love to give it a read, especially since I’m considering a switch mostly for Sploon2 (I’m gonna get one regardless at some point thanks to Pokémon tho)

      • Flabaébaé

        *Writing it

  • EarthenWarrior

    A followup with said element by Fairy
    you are granted a
    Elemental Familiar
    Weapon
    and 3 powers

    • Water:
      Platypus
      Javelin
      Water Bending, the power to create small storms and to be able to create water bubbles at will

    • EarthenWarrior

      Armadillo
      War Hammer
      Earth Exoskeleton (like cover body in rocks) – Earth Gliding (its like being a ghost but only with solid rock) – Earth Manipulation (like throwing clumps of rocks/soil, fissures, lava generation)

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Water
      Water gun
      Being able to transform into water, water bending and control over sea creatures

      • EarthenWarrior

        ….you could do a little better…..

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Oh yeah forgot my elemental companion.

          A dolphin

    • Icy Bunny
      Scythe
      Water Bending, Shapeshifting, Slow down time?

      • EarthenWarrior

        you could use Water Mimicry which transforms your body into a liquid state, you lose all forms of density and you can morph your limbs into whips and blades

        but be warned water can still freeze and evaporate and you’ll need practice if you want to regain your solid form

    • Flabaébaé

      Fire
      Newt
      Bladed fans

      Heat Distortion: Can create audio-visual illusions with heat

      Will-o-Wisp: Can burn the soul if contact is made, a soul can’t be destroyed but can be damaged, split, cleansed

      Fire Generation: Can generate fire

    • The PinSir is back

      Air Girffin
      Lighting Cannon
      Voltage Body Manipulation – Can use it to power up my punches or surge adrenaline through my body to increase body movements.
      Aero Flight – Using two powerful gusts of wind on my back, I can use it like a jetpack and fly
      Air manipulation – I can use the gas particles around me and pressurize it to make objects

      • EarthenWarrior

        hmm the objects gotta be limited to bullets and or blades you can’t make like a grappling hook out of wind

        • The PinSir is back

          Yeah, I rushed a little bit at the end so I didn’t fully explain it. It would be used to make various combat weapons if I lacked the cannon or need better hand to hand combat materials rather than my fists.

          • EarthenWarrior

            You should get dual Sky Scimitars “Skymitars” their swords that look like wings
            ultra light metal that let you fly and glide, and their swipes cause a channel of vacuum which can cut things

  • Flabaébaé

    I’m just gonna keep spamming convo starters because when I’m bored there is no silence 👀

    Favorite mythology? I’ve always been partial to Greek but I want to look more into Scottish stuff too

    • EarthenWarrior

      Norse (i need a Warrior’s death so i could feast in the halls of heroes)

    • I guess greek?

      • EarthenWarrior

        or Geek

        • Govnah

          Or Freak

          • EarthenWarrior

            Already there

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Japanese

      私はウェッブです

      • Flabaébaé

        Weaboo 👀

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          你知道的

    • Japanese and Greek/Roman mythology

    • The PinSir is back

      Greek

  • EarthenWarrior

    more stupid questions
    Who would be your fictitious self’s rival or villain

    • Flabaébaé

      Like from here? From irl? An OC rival?

      • EarthenWarrior

        OC

        • Flabaébaé

          A fairy hunter, my oc selfsona cunt is a half fairy

          Boon

          • EarthenWarrior

            I’ve dabbled with some kinda ultra god thingy
            a pure white being that displays zero emotion and has a unified goal, eliminate everything

  • EarthenWarrior

    HOLY SHIT
    I PULLED A TOWER WIN WITH THE OPPONENTS AT 5 POINTS TO VICTORY

    • Can I not join you when you’re in ranked?

      • EarthenWarrior

        i dunno (also i pulled off a turf war win by only .1 %)

  • EarthenWarrior

    Star its league matches

    • -.-

      • EarthenWarrior

        ._.

        • the social features are so freaking bad in this game. I love it but jesus.. why cant I play ranked with you?

          • EarthenWarrior

            because you need to prove your grit

          • but tower control sucks anyways I dont wanna do it 500 times just to get to B-

          • EarthenWarrior

            it does that’s why i keep doing it until i get gud

  • Flabaébaé

    Make some sort of high fantasy version of yourself for the banter

  • MenacingCascoon

    Ive always wondered. I know this is completely irrelevant. But if we all competed in a sort of Total Dama type reality show. I always wondered who would win and who get oted off first. I mean its obvios you will vote off who made you lose the challenhe, but it just be cool who you vote off anyway like based on liking and disliking

    • EarthenWarrior

      I’d probably be voted out on the spot
      granted my lack of above average athleticism might cause me points

      • Flabaébaé

        Nah fam you’d be kept around for drama

        • EarthenWarrior

          or the sheer fact i’m not above removing contestant’s limbs and organs

      • MenacingCascoon

        I would vote for you to go on the spot. Getting rid of you first would make the drama and competition sooo much better 🙂

    • I dont really make anyone mad so I would stay around just long enough

    • Ultron

      I would win

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Man SM had some amazing lines in it. If USUM is a new(ish) story then I hope they keep/add some quality lines from npcs like this hahahahahahahaha https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/081ba2f401cdb605ffe39826b628d2e1e628319c0fb9e0d702eefd4a550a42a2.png

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Team Skull probably has the best written Grunts.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      I kinda wish team skull was more present, they were mostly there in the first half of the game.

      And I wish they had a better goal, they’re supposed to disrupt the island challenge because their leader hates them, but they only disrupt like one….

      • EarthenWarrior

        They’re a buncha buttwads who try to be a problem

    • I would totally have Team Skull friends if I lived in the pokemon world

    • MenacingCascoon

      I actually agree. for some reason the NPCs in SM were pretty funny. They always said such funny/random things

  • MenacingCascoon

    What are 3 things USUM can do to make you really disappointed?
    For me:
    Direct third version without any major storyline changes
    No Battle Frontier
    No interesting new characters

    • Release

      • MenacingCascoon

        you dont want USUM? Why?

    • EarthenWarrior

      -giving pokemon shitty Move Tutor learns
      -a story that is essentially the same
      -a lack of interesting pokemon you find in areas (Like i absolutely adored the idea you could catch a Riolu or Elekid early in BW2)

      • MenacingCascoon

        Yea that was pretty cool actually. I dont see why they havent made an area specifically for baby pokemon that can be found early. I like finding something other than the basic normal/bird/grass early game

        • EarthenWarrior

          i dunno things just have been shitty (and BW2 is the last secondary game in the series to even be out)

        • Flabaébaé

          I’d say SuMo was good for that? You got Pichu first route, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Meowth and Grimer right after, and even Ghost types super early

          • MenacingCascoon

            Yea rethinking it was pretty good for that. Props on that. SM were good games idc what you guys say

          • Flabaébaé

            Nah fam I loved SuMo too, I think they’re a bit overhated but they’re new so peeps are still raw over them

          • MenacingCascoon

            Yea exactly. Especially for New players SM were epic. And maybe I have some bias because SM was the first game I went blind since DP and it was an awesome experience. But SM had a good story, good characters, good graphics, good scenery. Just an amazing game to me. My only gripe is no one battles, but thats not SM’s fault

          • Flabaébaé

            Omg SuMo is amazing for new players, whilst offering a lot of new things for veterans. They suffer a bit for it imo but it’s genius they did that for their anniversary games!

            I’m gonna go blind next Gen, I miss the surprise (I’m obvs not gonna miss things like starter and legend reveal tho)

      • Monkeyfuzz

        You can also catch Riolu early in XY.

    • Flabaébaé

      Prepare to be disappointed @2)

      • MenacingCascoon

        Tell me about it ;~; Oh Well. Its a third version. I just gotta hope

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Almost no change in the story
      Too many cutscenes
      No Zygarde relevancy

      • MenacingCascoon

        I want more cutscenes though. I love cutscenes. Maybe add a skip option though

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          I kinda like cutscenes too but I’m worried that they’ll get carried away with cutscenes

    • Flabaébaé

      -Only Necrozma or Solgaleo/Lunala get new form changes (if the Tapus got forms like the Forces of Nature that’d be lit)

      -No new Alola Forms (I’m braced tho)

      -Just a retelling of SuMo rather than a ‘What if?’ parallel timeline kinda deal or sequel

  • Flabaébaé

    You’re given a super powerful ultra cool weapon that grants you superpowers

    Would you trade it for USUM news 👀

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Yes, violence is bad

      • EarthenWarrior

        ………..What are these words that i am reading?

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Make love not war

          • EarthenWarrior

            I would but there’s nobody willing
            ergo war

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Not a chance, I need superpowers, as long as they are good ones.

    • ….what kind of powers?

      • EarthenWarrior

        just take whatever you answered

    • The PinSir is back

      Actually… yes.

      I would like finding out the setting and some stuff for USUM but going blind into the games without any news sounds rad and mysterious.

      • Flabaébaé

        Same, I’m so conflicted. Blind or hype!!!?

        • The PinSir is back

          Either way it’s great

  • MenacingCascoon


    This music is too great to have no meaning (Its probably just one of those things where they make something randomly interesting early on just to intrigue players) hopefully this cae has some meaning later

    • The PinSir is back

      For some reason the music is somewhat similar to this imo:

      • Flabaébaé

        TOGETHER IT ALL COMES

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        It so nostalgic :0

        • The PinSir is back

          Ikr

    • Flabaébaé

      Wtf this is so good? They should’ve put this theme in more places :0

      Calling it now Seaward Cave will have a legend in it 👀

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Why is this theme used in one place that doesn’t have much relevance, I wish it got more used :/

    • Flabaébaé

      Cuuuuute

    • The PinSir is back

      Cool 😀

    • EarthenWarrior

      UGHHHHH i wanted to show this picture one of my deviantart buds drew, some really cool neko goth chick but….y’know

  • Flabaébaé

    Prediction: USUM will have legends, but they’ll be encountered like Ultra Beasts to the frustration of all. Unless there’s walking Pokémon in which case they’ve got over world models anyway.

    Celebi gets a Z-Move like Mew for GS re-release, Kanto and Johto legends can’t be found because virtual console has your back for them. However, if Ho-oh or Lugia is available, they’ll be near or on top of that tower in Maile Garden, and they’ll get Z-Moves/Megas/Primals

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Wait a moment, why can’t we enter on that tower on Malie garden >:/

      • Flabaébaé

        They’re saving it for SuMo 👀

        Nah the kinda gaudy cloud decorations on it make me think it’s not functioning and is just decorative

    • MenacingCascoon

      We should play game. Which past legends (other than Zygarde) will be in USUM.
      My guess will be Xerneas, Yveltal and Beasts of Johto

      • Flabaébaé

        Xerneas/Yveltal, to wrap up their Zygarde relations

        Creation Trio, if we don’t get Sinnoh remakes this Gen. Found at areas where dimensional boundaries are weak

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Personally I don’t like roaming Legendary Pokemon, it just ends up annoying me and I want to try for good natures etc.

    • Flabaébaé

      I’m playing HGSS rn and before I beat the E4 again to revive Raikou I want to catch Latinos and he’s being a nightmare, nvm nature >:|

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I just hate trying to find them and also accidentally running into them when I don’t want to/am not ready to.

      • Sunny

        “I want to catch Latinos” -Flabaébaé 2017.

        Voice of a Generation.

        • Flabaébaé

          Autocorrect and me don’t see eye to I 👀

  • Ithsme?

    I finished the review, went to copy it to paste it here, accidentally deleted it, and there’s no undo button where I typed it.

    ._.

    • Ithsme?

      I’m just gonna do an expedited review, I was rambling on anyway. Be back in twenty with that.

      • save it as a text file first

        • Ithsme?

          WAIT NO I FOUND IT

  • The PinSir is back

    I just thought of something that could actually happen in USUM. Now I’m pretty sure some people thought about this already, but what if all the previous Alolan Forms available in SM are inaccessible to get because of the whole alternate universe matter (Rather, where all the previous Alolan Forms are gone, there are the new ones exclusive to these games)?

    It would actually be pretty beneficial because you could get a normal version of a Ninetales, or even a normal Persian, in USUM without training up a regular one in the previous generations. And you do the same vice versa where you could get regular forms of the new regional forms in USUM in SM.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Better examples would be Exeggutor, Raichu and Marowak. You can hatch Kanto Vulpix and Meowth in Alola already, the mother just needs to be a Kanto variant holding the Everstone.

      • The PinSir is back

        Huh. I had no idea about that.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I don’t know if it was ever explained in-game.

  • Flabaébaé

    Potential returning legendary areas for USUM?

    • Flabaébaé

      Wela Volcanoes – Heatran/Entei/Groudon/Reshiram/Moltres

      Mount Hokulani –
      Zekrom/Raikou/Zapdos/Cobalion

      Brooklet Hill –
      Suicune/Kyogre

      Seaward Cave –
      Suicune

      Maile Garden –
      Ho-oh/Lugia

      Aether Paradise –
      Mewtwo

      Lush Jungle –
      Virizion

      Resolution Cave –
      Terrakion

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Resolution cave – Zygarde

  • Ithsme?

    Splatoon 2 Review

    While Splatoon 2 is a blast, under that fresh coat of ink it’s just Splatoon that rolled a few better abilities.

    Let me begin by saying this: the Squid Research Lab has promised to support the game with new stages, weapons, and splatfests for up to a year. So while I’m reviewing the game in its unfinished state, these are my opinions on the game as it stands.

    When Splatoon 2 was first announced back in January at the Switch Event, skeptical fans expressed concern as to whether or not the game would have enough fresh content to warrant the game being labeled as a sequel. I chose to stay optimistic and firmly believed that Nintendo could make the game feel like a true sequel rather than a Splatoon port with a few new bells and whistles. Six months later, it turns out I may have been wrong. While there’s enough content in the game for an actual release this time around, the improvements and new features over the first game seem sparse. For example, the quality of life improvements were off the mark. One of the most annoying things about the first Splatoon was the opening sequence with Callie and Marie every time you opened the game. Yet while players are given the option to skip through the text of Sheldon, the weapon salesman, there remains no option to skip through the opening sequence. While this is remedied by the quick loading times and sleep feature of the Switch, it’s inconvenient nonetheless. Another issue is that there is still no option to change weapons in the middle of a lobby. This is an even bigger issue when it comes to playing online modes with friends, but I’ll get to that later. Now, onto the issue of fresh content. Nintendo has switched up almost all of the special and sub weapons this time, which changes strategies and keeps things fresh from the original Splatoon. However, outside of the weapons and new stages (which by the way are fantastic), not much feels all that different. As far as the core gameplay goes, it’s pretty much the same. The same four modes from the original Splatoon are still there, and while the rule set has been changed up a bit for some of them, those four are all we’ve got, as Nintendo has confirmed no new ranked modes will be added (source: https://mynintendonews.com/2017/07/23/splatoon-2-developers-discuss-the-game-and-post-release-support/). Sadly, the new characters aren’t all that interesting either, despite the personality the characters had in the original. In fact, many of them are just cookie cutter versions of the originals. For example, in both games clothing is sold by a jellyfish who talks weird, abilities are re-rolled by a sketchy guy with spiky hair, and hats are sold by someone with another creature living on their head. But now I feel I’m being too negative about the game, so I’m going to switch over to talking about the positives instead.

    While it hasn’t changed much, the core gameplay is still as fantastic as it was in the original. The wide variety of weapons, as well as the promise of more, keeps things fresh on the battlefield without being too overwhelming. Most of dnew stages are expertly designed, and the alterations on the returning stages are fresh enough to make me excited to ink their floors once again. Ranked battle is still as fun and frustrating as ever, but this time each mode is given its individual rank. This is great because now I can finally play Tower Control without ruining the gain I made in Splat Zones. The maps are now on a rotation of two hours instead of four, which promotes longer play sessions. Now if there’s a map that I hate (probably The Reef), I don’t need to wait four whole hours to see it gone. The last small bonus I’d like to comment on is the music. While it still consists of the same squeaks and quirky noises as the first, it’s still bursting with personality and a lot more palatable this time.

    Even though I’ve complained they only added one new real mode, Salmon Run is an absolute blast. Even though there aren’t all that many enemy types, the battlefield can get really chaotic and overwhelming quickly, which is a great thing for a horde mode. The fact that you don’t get to choose your weapon in this mode means that players need to carefully think about their strategy with each weapon type. Even though on the surface it may look simple enough, Salmon Run can get very difficult quickly, and the tide of battle can change at any moment (yes, pun very intended). The only downside to this mode is that for whatever reason it’s not playable at all times, only in certain pre-set sessions.

    The story mode suffers from the same condition the much of the rest of the game suffers from. It’s strikingly similar to that of the original Splatoon. However, it makes a few tweaks that make the mode feel just fresh enough until the end. For example, Sheldon will require you to use certain weapons for different levels, meaning you can’t just blow through enemies with the same strategy every time. The octoling battles are also vastly improved over the original game, as they require you to recover eight mini-zapfish rather than simply make it to the goal like last time. Lastly, the story involving everyone’s favorite musical duo (I can say this with confidence, Pearl ruins it for Off the Hook) and the final battle are both anticlimactic. Without spoiling anything, that’s about as much as I can say. It’s shocking (zapfish pun this time) that the ending was the weakest part of the story mode, because the finale was showered with praise in the original.

    Overall, I have very mixed feelings about this game. On one hand, the game provides a memorable experience that’s bursting with personality and just plain fun. And that’s the point, isn’t it? To quote Reggie, “if it’s not fun, why bother?” But on the other hand, it feels like I’m just playing the original Splatoon again. When there’s a noticeable lack of new core gameplay content and many complaints from the first game have yet to be addressed two years later, it makes me question whether I’m truly experiencing Splatoon 2, or if I’m experiencing Splatoon with a few of those weekly updates thrown in there. It’s very difficult for me to score Splatoon 2, and I’ve actually been fluctuating on it for a few days now. I don’t think I’ve ever been this conflicted on game. I want to be able to give it a fair score without feeling like I’m grading it on the achievements original Splatoon. So, grading this as a sequel standing on the shoulders of the giant Splatoon, I score Splatoon 2:

    7/10

    Final thoughts: Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic game (now I feel like I’m rambling), and I’ll play this 7/10 more than higher scored games, but it’s the distinct lack of noticeable improvements that makes the game unworthy of the big pink “2” in the title.

    • Ithsme?

      Shoot I forgot to talk about the communications

      Communication is one of the game’s biggest flaws. I’m not in the group that cares for voice chat, as I have no need for it, but even beyond that fiasco, basic communication features are tiresome. It’s difficult to join friends in Turf War, as when you join friends it’s a complete coin toss as to whether it queues you in their lobby or tells you that the console can’t reach your friend’s. Sometimes it takes me up to four individual turf wars before my brother can connect, and that adds up, since there’s now nothing to do in the lobby. You can’t play Ranked Battle together at all, instead you need to reach B- to unlock League Battle, which is essentially multiplayer Ranked. I can’t comment on this, because, as much as I hate to admit, I haven’t reached B- just yet (I’m close on Splat Zones though). One communication feature the game excels in is wireless. You can play any map, any mode, with any weapon with friends over wireless. You can even play Salmon Run over wireless, but it isn’t optimal as it doesn’t adjust for any less than four players.

      How would I fix this all? Simple: create a communications lobby where friends can join to wait together before choosing what they want to do, instead of trying to catch a friend inbetween battles or attempting to queue in their lobby.

    • Flabaébaé

      Thanks for the review man, I’m still gonna buy it for sure but it’s good to know to expect the flaws :0

      • Ithsme?

        If you’ve never played the original splatoon, it’s probably a 9/10. I’m looking from the perspective of a sequel to a great game rather than a great game itself.

        And no prob! It was fun writing it. 😀

        • Flabaébaé

          I’ve payed the first one so I’m probably gonna be a bit disappointed, but tbh I’m probs still gonna love it :0

    • Ultron

      My main problem with the game is playing with friends. I hate that it won’t just keep you on the same team as them every time. It’s unnecessary rivalry when we could just be working together. I also don’t really like the whole “two maps” per hour type thing they have. It gets a bit tiring.

      I do think local co-op would work really well here with the Switch, so it’s a shame that they need a whole other switch to play locally. That’s just my opinion, I’ve always played shooters with my brother.

      My final critique would be that they could do SO much more with the mythology of the world and create a whole interesting universe with unique stories and characters, but it just feels like they’re not interested in doing that. I’m gonna compare it to Halo because that’s a pioneer for FPS both online and off. The story and universe for the halo series (while perhaps being convoluted) are interesting and there are good characters and arcs. I don’t get that feel here. I get it’s a kids game, but pokemon tells good stories too.

      That said, I love that they’re giving free DLC, that’s always a huge plus to me, and I really am enjoying the game, especially because I did not play the first. I just think there’s more here than they realize.

      7.8/10

  • Ultron

    A tiny bit salty because I was lucky enough to beat Lugia in this suburban town I live in, but wasn’t able to catch it…honestly the premiere ball system they have going really isn’t very good. I’m 1/3 on catching the raid bosses

  • Ok, time to (finally) get back to watching Gurren Lagann.

    • I swear, Kamina is a gift from God.

  • Flabaébaé

    So thanks to GameFAQs (said no one ever) I just learned a dumb, but kinda cool fact

    Each Tapu repeats a different vowel twice in their four letter, Hawaiian inspired name :0

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Will we get a Tapu with the O vowel? :0

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Koko?

      • Flabaébaé

        Koko 👀

        It’s ‘A’ that’s missing :p

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Omg, I’m so freaking sleepy

          • Monkeyfuzz

            You’d have been right if it was Tapu Kaka 😛

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Tapu Hala, Hala is a Tapu confirmed.

      • Flabaébaé

        Gusp :0

  • Flabaébaé

    New article fronds 👁‍🗨

  • The PinSir is back

    I have a fun idea for you all. So as USUM is potentially going to have an alternate universe, the characters in SM may totally be different in this version. So as these characters are prob going to be different, you guys can come up with what differences and changes the characters have.

    For example, in USUM, Guzma received loving support from his family that allowed him to become able to beat the island challenge, to which he was able to fulfill his dream of becoming a trial captain. As captain, Guzma seeks to guide trainers on the right path in their journeys just as his family helped him in his direction of life.