As part of a campaign in Japan to determine which Hiker is the best across all generations, the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account has just posted some brand new footage from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon!

The 20 second clip shows the male protagonist walking up to the peak of Wela Volcano, where Kiawe’s trial was in Sun & Moon, only to encounter a hiker instead. Upon talking to him he says “Alola! You’re probably wondering who I am, huh?” – you can watch it below:

Is the peak of the volcano no longer a trial site? Is this video teasing that Kiawe is no longer a trial captain in USUM? Or was this footage just taken during Kiawe’s sidequest where’s he’s at home instead? Time to speculate in the comments!

  • Twice

    It’s safe to say that Trials no longer anymore and replaced by gym?

    • SA

      No, because both trailers have shown trials, trial guides, trial gates, and the trial amulet.

      Kiawe has a sidequest in Sun version where you can find him in his home instead. Maybe this is teasing that he’s no longer a trial captain, but it could also just be a useless clip to go with their silly promotion.

    • Nah. Based on the new Alola map and how trails have been part of Alola’s culture for centuries (based on info from within Sun & Moon) trails will definitely be in USUM – whether or not gyms (or some kind of other form of gyms, ala the recent footage of Lt. Surge’s gym) will be part of the game in addition to trails is a different question 😉

  • For those wondering, other than the blue corner with the bubble motif in the popup, and Kiawe being replaced by the hiker, there’s no other real difference between this area between Sun & Moon and what the footage showed.

    • Daedardus

      Cheapskate Gamefreak.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Hopefully there is more to the Volcano though, even though this bit looks the same there could still be more to explore.

  • KᑌᑭᑭO

    Watch the hiker be the new trial captain

    • Monkeyfuzz

      *Kahuna and League Champion.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Lots of Silvally merchandise getting released soon. I wonder if it’ll get its own Z-move too?

  • It seems that there is a permanent dawn / dusk in Alola now hmm…
    No full day and night anymore?

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    • Daedardus

      Probably just for the trailers.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    GameFreak’s chosen children, and there is nothing we can do about that (rf) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1cb19324962aae70b0ca85527bc1a7f0fad212906cc3e928fed226bb4a5ff03c.jpg

    • Butter Geek

      off all gen 5 mons, they chose the chandelier? (no offense Kuppo)

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        To appear on this list it has to fit atleast one of these requisites:

        – It has to be a playable character on Smash Bros
        – It has to playable character in Pokken

        Chandelure fits the second requisite

        • Desu-er Seraph

          Also Japan has already stated their opinion on Chandy

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Yeah they have good taste 😛

            (Most of the time)

    • But Zoroark

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        But Smash and Pokken…

        Yeah I know, these requirements are flawed

    • Butter Geek

      I hope that with Smash Switch, Inci will join this list

  • Sunny

    A trailer early on showing an “inconsequential” character, even posing the question as to who he really is. Could Pokémon be even more obvious, he is obviously going to be the Pokémon Champion in USUM.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd9d9bbac8a9dff00a7f958847d148ca6e52bc6e6a817138a1c3eecc936afd56.png

    • towelgirl21

      I love when he comes out at the trial and yells “ALOLA!” like the Marowak do their cries.

  • nb97

    Why is the article mentioning TRIALS as TRAILS all the time? It’s not a huge problem but seems weird.

  • Kyla Lanell Scott

    maybe he move somewhere or maybe something came up and kawie had to take care of it. didnt the girl with the milktank cry because we beat her and we had to wait/ do something else so she would stop crying?

    • With Whittney we had to walk to the next trainer then go back for the badge

  • Golden_Flygon

    I’m not surprised that trials would get replaced by new ones, but it’s odd for Kiawe’s trial to be one of the ones being scrapped for another one.

    • Sunny

      Maybe I am just speaking for myself, but the main appeal point of his trial was the surprising and humorous nature of his trial. Totem Salazzle isn’t really able to take hits and I feel is the easiest Trial to complete. In USUM, they are hard-pressed to keep Kiawe’s Trial such that it is able to maintain the fresh appeal that made it my favorite Trial in SM and not make the mistake of just doing the same joke. Also there isn’t really much sense in keeping one of the weaker trials in the improved versions.

  • Enough with the teasing, freaking just give us something big. Dusk Lycanroc isn’t enough. Do we get more Alolan forms? Will Shadow Mewtwo be in the main series? Will there be Alolan Mega Pokémon? What other new forms are there? TELL US GAMEFREAK!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Shadow Mewtwo will be like Shadow Lugia and not appear in the main series.

      • GF is quite cruel to not include everything in the main series. The more new forms that become exclusive to spin offs and the anime, the more I hate GF. Also, GF has taken a terrible turn when it comes to event exclusives. First, Spikey-eared pichu got left behind, then cosplay Pikachu. Also, most event exclusives don’t evolve or can breed for no apparent reason other than they are event Exclusives. Like how can Ash’s hat, extra hair on one ear, or a different ability, prevent evolution or cause infertility?

        • GameFreak: Pikachu wearing ash’s hat

          Me, an intellectual: Hats you can buy for all of your Pokémon

          • Yeah, Gamefreak needs to start hopping on the Pokémon customization train. Lopunny with a scarf and flower or a whooper with shades. Maybe a togepi with large shoes or Mewtwo with armour.

          • Mewtwo with armor in game is enough to make me never criticize game freak ever again

          • Ditto.
            I also feel GF is starting to go down hill, making bad decisions that will inevitably destroy the Pokémon franchise.
            Just like what happened to Bionicle.

  • Desu-er Seraph

    I will gladly take Trial Captain Davy

  • Monkeyfuzz

    I know it isn’t but I hope this is some sort of precursor to more news soon. We all know this is probably the new (and strongest) Kahuna Hiker David.

    • David is revealed to be a new Pokémon with a new type.
      Hiker type!
      His power exceeds that of Arceus.

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    You know what’d be a cool spot for Kiawe to do his trial? INSIDE the volcano. Like I imagine if he’s still a captain then Davy is just there because his trial is somewhere new. Sort of how in BW2 the old Nimbasa gym had a bunch of randoms and at the end you were told the gym leader moved. I could see the same situation happening here in a way. Either way I’d love it if we had to go inside the volcano in order to dot he trial. would be a very cool dungeon to explore as well.

    • I can see that happening. Probably explains why there is no smoke/steam coming from the volcano anymore because, the inside had been cooled down to make a new trial/gym.

  • I just want this game to be B2W2 but Alola… those games were so fun the first time through…

    • B2W2 introduced shiny charm… that’s the other thing really that I liked from it. Other than that, it was just a sequel.
      Usum is supposed to take place in an alternate universe but one year later, so it won’t be like Platinum or like B2W2. It’s story will be completely different.

      • Yeah but why make this instead of a sequel? Sun and Moon are begging for sequels. This is just such an odd choice

        • If you haven’t noticed, in SuMo if you take you cover legend to the alter at their corresponding time of day, you can go to an alternate version of Alola. I believe Usum is just expanding on the whole alternate universe thing and maybe we can go to the original world that appeared in SuMo at some point.

          • No I know that but why even do this at all?? A sequel has so many better options. You can continue the story

          • Gamefreak doesn’t want to do the same thing again or else they will become predictable. Also, it allows us to believe anything can be possible for Pokémon, if they keep changing stuff up and introducing new things.

          • But sequels have so much more potential. This feels like an over correction

          • I don’t know what you’re taking about. With this alternate dimension thing, there can be a sequel like story plus reimagined people and places. With this, new Alolan Pokémon can exist because it wouldn’t make sense for a new ones to appear in just one year, but if this is an alternate reality. They already existed, thus are possible.
            So in the end, an alternate universe has more potential than just a sequel.

          • But then we’re just throwing out everything that happened in Sun and Moon. What a waste

          • I mentioned this before, but there is a possibility that we travel to the SuMo version of Alola at some point. Who knows what will happen.
            Also, technically every Pokémon game is a different universe. That is why fairy types exist now and that there is version exclusive Pokémon.

          • Vincentk

            The same can be said about x and y. There is no reason for what game freak does

      • Fedex

        Where did you get the “one year later” from ?
        USUM are a year later?

        • Someone said it, I at least thought some promotional material for Usum said it takes place 1 year later. Maybe check the official site?

  • Tick

    oh the hiker is back

  • D57

    Is anyone else not able to find the Pokken demo on the Switch Eshop?

    • Tick

      Go to coming soon, go to pokken, and choose download demo.

      • D57

        ok I got it now thank you 🙂

  • Butter Geek

    People: “..Me as an intellectual…”

    Me, as an intellectual: This is stupid

  • I’m so mad rn!
    I want to restart emerald, but don’t want to lose all my Pokémon

    So I have to over train in Diamond to beat the E4 and Cynthia (f*ck!) To transfer then pray I can catch them all

    • 6/10

      • Can you give me something a bit more helpful than just a meaningless score?

        • Work on your proportions. It looks like it’s a balloon that lost too much air.

    • What show is This? And who is that?

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        The show is called Overwatch and this character is Mei

      • It’s from the new Overwatch animated short

  • EarthenWarrior

    My muscles ache….some crazy wanted 30 pounds of cat litter for her store and I was the only guy who could actually lift and haul….

    But tomorrow I can binge watch the new season of Dragons

  • Butter Geek
  • I’m having so much trouble with my USUM team. My Moon team was basically perfect other than Lycanrock Day

    The only Pokémon I know I want are

    Deci
    Mareanie
    Ribombee/Ninetales

    But the rest I have no idea… maybe I’ll just transfer in some other Pokémon

    • Moon team:

      Primarina
      Alolan Raichu
      Salazzle
      Tsareena
      Mimikyu
      Lycanrock Day

    • Butter Geek

      Togedemaru?
      Bewear/Oranguru?
      Alolan Exegutor/Lurantis/Shiitnotic?

      • Don’t care for any of them

        • Butter Geek

          Kommo-o/Passimian?
          Drampa?
          Oricorio?

          • Too late game/mehh
            Maybe?? Idk
            Actually maybe I’ll use the fire one


  • A meme that will never die. Especially now we get to see it in sweet 1080p with the new BD set coming.

  • This place is more dead than 2015 jeez.. come on gf show something that actually matters

    • Show us Shadow Mewtwo!

    • Ultron

      These are probably the least hyped Pokémon games ever.

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    • Fedex

      Hahaha it does feel like torture I guess

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  • Anyone here just use what they find in the wild on their team than actually planning out their team for the new game in an unnecessarily complicated manner?

    • Ultron

      Whenever I do that, my teams turn out shitty

    • What do you mean? It’s not complicated to pick what pokemon you want to use

      • I feel it’s completely unnecessary. There are many good Pokémon in Usum so just swap out when you find a better one. It’s not that hard.

        • I would rather use my favorite Pokémon and not waste time training Pokémon I don’t care about as much

          • All Pokémon should be loved (except Mr. Mime & Jinx) besides, I like to use Pokémon I haven’t used before in my play throughs for a more unique experience.

          • Sorry but a good amount of Pokémon suck. I want to use the ones I actually like. If I want to use Pokémon I have never used I’ll do a nuzlocke

          • You must not be a true Pokémon fan if you hate 90% of all Pokémon.

          • -.-
            Sorry that I have opinions? I don’t hate 90% of Pokémon. There are a lot of Pokémon I think are meh or just bad. When you have 800+ monsters they aren’t all going to be good.

          • Welp, I tried to change you. Too bad I guess.

          • ??? You asked people what they did wtf

          • I was just explaining my point of view. Just wanted to get you to understand it.

          • but it makes no sense?

          • Please elaborate

          • I just explained why. If you want to catch pokemon randomly thats fine but planning a team is just as valid since you can actually use the ones you want

          • Question. Do you breed a different Pokémon every time you start a Pokémon game or do you literally have multiples of the same competitive Pokémon?

          • I don’t do comp anymore. I just catch the ones i want unless I’m using a pokemon not in the dex (ex. Meowstic in Alpha Sapphire)

          • Oh, if you’re just grabbing favourites then I guess that’s fine. I don’t know if I’ve been confusing with someone else I’ve been conversing with but yeah, I thought of doing a fav Pokémon run but I get too lazy. Still, competitively breeding Pokémon just to use in a main story is pointless to me.

          • no thats not what i mean. When I run a pokemon game, if I don’t like the pokemon I’m using it ruins my enjoyment which is why my second Y playthrough was so bad (other than the fact it is Y version) I only liked 2 out of the 6 I used.

            Meanwhile I planned my team for Moon picking all of the ones i liked that fit well together and ended up with the best team I ever had.

          • Best team as in Pokémon you like or Pokémon that are strong?

          • I had the most fun using it because I loved all of the pokemon I used.

            The Heart Gold nuzlocke I did made me use many pokemon I hadn’t used before but while I did get some new favorites, Sandslash is ruined for me now.

          • Why? Sandslash is cool and cute.

          • Because it weighed town my team since it had such terrible moves in gen 4 and it was the only pokemon I was glad to have dead. It kept me from using Pokemon I actually needed on my team because of its type

          • True it’s weak, but it has a great shiny. M

          • I only dislike maybe 5% because I only dislike, like 6 different Pokémon

            Wormadam, Gourgeist, Salamence, Talonflame, Toxapex and Ferrothorn

            These are just ones I don’t like, but most Pokémon I neutrally love

          • Salamence and Toxapex? Those are odd picks. Why?

          • Toxapex’s has a bland design to me and crushes every trick I use to fight it

            Salamence just bugs me (Its on the border of meh and dislike alongside Wormadam and Talonflame)

          • Really? Toxapex is pretty unique imo

          • I hate how it can set up better than even Ferrothorn and has liquidation and Banful bunker at its disposal

            Only counters are Alkazam and Espeon with psychic before it sets up

          • Ferrothorn suuuucks

          • Agreed Star, Agreed

            I did discover A.Muk with Fire Blast is its big weakness now

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            BUT Ferrothorn looks really cool soooooooooooo yeah…..that’s all I wanted to say go back to your conversation

          • toxapex is cooler

          • Wormadam is cool because of the form Evolution mechanic.
            Gourgeist is still cute, not as cute as Pumkaboo tho.
            Salamence is ok. I generally like dragons tho.
            Talonflame is cool. Good egg hatcher too.
            Toxapex is ok looking I guess.
            Ferrothorn is beast tho.
            We all have our opinions I guess.

          • Monkeyfuzz
          • Planning takes the fun out of it. Plus Mr. Mime is a poor design.

          • Monkeyfuzz
          • I think mime.jr. should have split evo into Mrs.Mime and Mr.Mime

            Other than that I’m totally fine with it

          • Monkeyfuzz

            In Japanese it’s called Barrierd. It was named in English before Males and Females were properly identified in the games (except Nidoran), so it is for that reason I disagree. Imo if you have a female and are uncomfortable with the name you can just nickname her. I’d like a next stage evolution or Mega for it.

          • Yeah it’s par with Slowbro and Slowking for that (which makes me wonder how Slowqueen was not considered) lol

          • Monkeyfuzz

            This was brought up recently but ‘king’ can be applied to women in rare circumstances. I feel like they named it in part because of the word play with ‘slacking’ (not to be confused with Slaking).

          • We might as well stop fighting a never ending battle, we no one can be persuaded to change.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            But we don’t need to change? We are both entitled to our own opinions and ways of playing the games. I wasn’t trying to fight with you, merely expressing my own opinions within the conversation. Not everyone has to agree on everything. https://am24.akamaized.net/tms/cnt/uploads/2015/10/newpikachu.gif

          • I said that wrong. I meant I wanted you to see my point of view and understand it.

          • Oh question are you new? I Don’t recognize you

          • I’ve been spying seen before XY. Just realized I can link my Twitter to Disqus so I could chat lol.

          • Same except I think I’ll give Gumshoos another try (I got rid of it right after evolution and I feel bad about it)

          • It’s ok. Just pretend Trump doesn’t exist and it’s decent.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I like to breed my teams and have them be usable competitively after. I also prefer to use Pokemon of differing types which planning can help with, especially with coverage moves. I feel that it is fine whatever you want to do, as someone with an obsessive nature I prefer planning ahead a balanced team with plenty of coverage.

          • But the main game is so easy, competitively bred Pokémon are completely unnecessary.

          • It’s so you can use them after the game and keep the memories or whatever with it

          • You can do that with any Pokémon, not just competitively bred Pokémon.

          • You cant use non competitive pokemon competitively unless you want to lose

          • I lose no matter what I use. The memory of them is the thing that counts.

          • … thats on you then

          • No. I just have bad luck. Plus I’d rather spend my time shiny hunting then planning the perfect competitive team.

          • ok then. so then you got do that and he will plan his teams and breed them because thats what he likes to do

          • K.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Not to me, since I tend to grow closer to them using them in-game.

          • You can grow closer to them using them online. You can grow closer to a non competitively bred Pokémon in main game. It doesn’t really matter.

          • Monkeyfuzz
          • I don’t battle, only shiny hunt. I guess we are different in that sense.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I shiny hunt too, I just like my Pokemon to be the best I can make them, which in my opinion involves making them competitively viable, I guess I don’t see what’s wrong with that. I’m not sure why you seem to have a problem with what I choose to do, which I only wrote about in response to your question.

          • I do competitively breed my shiny Pokémon only to make them more valuable.
            I just think is unnecessary to plan and bred competitive Pokémon just for a new game but to each their own.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I also often have some of my team be shiny, so that’s partly why.

          • I have an OCD issue when it comes to shinys so I don’t usually like to “tamper” with them by giving them Exp and such. I don’t know, maybe I like how I caught them so I can more likely remember how I obtain them. Only certain situations like if I have dupes, then I evolve and train them.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I have OCD, so I can understand obsessive compulsion to do things a certain way. Since I hatch most of my shiny ‘mon I remember where I got them by hatching them in certain locations. I tend to remember most of my shiny catches anyway.

    • Fedex

      I do. Personally I dislike planning the entire team however I do think “Well I’ll probably use Incineroar, Kammo-o or this..” before the game.
      I usually rotate between 8 to 10, 12 mons.
      This makes it more flexible for me but to each their own

    • I normally plan, then throw the plan away and use what I find (Except Turtonator which I traded with my brother for)

    • Sort of.

    • Vlad

      I play competitively so planning is very much necessary.

  • Monkeyfuzz

    I think Disqus is messing up, I clicked off the site and came back and suddenly there are a ton more comments :/

  • Desu-er Seraph

    Fountains of sorroooooooow

    • YOUR SORROW IS NO MORE

      • Desu-er Seraph

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        • Desu-er Seraph

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  • Few things make me as happy as Jeff Kaplan’s existence

    • Daedardus

      Not even my existence? 🙁

    • Not even Lopunny’s existence?

  • Monkeyfuzz

    @disqus_B13dRd0KEP:disqus you want Jangmo-O now?

  • Monkeyfuzz

    I got a Dusk Ball Rowlet through wonder trade and it got me thinking, I hope in USUM there is a place to catch the starters with their HA’s like in X/Y. I would then try and breed a Shiny Popplio in a Dive Ball. I could also have Decidueye in a Dusk or Moon Ball and Incineroar in Premier. Actually if Dream Park became a thing we could get them in Dream Balls too which would be cool for Primarina and other Alola ‘mon.

  • I have to say, Haruhi In Wonderland is such an amazing episode of Ouran, even in all of it’s craziness. It’s definitely one of my favorite episodes, if not my favorite.

  • Ithsme?

    Wow how exciting, thx gf

    • basically

    • Gave us the hint Kiawe might not be a trail captain anymore (Maybe he retired)

      • thats all they want to do. They want to tease us and build up expectations just to snap them. That’s why they showed the rockruff

        • Ithsme?

          I wouldn’t say that just yet, but there’s definitely too much build up at the moment. We’re less than 3 months away and all they’ve really done is teased us. Could turn out really good, but we have no real indication either way.

          But at this point I’m beating a dead and already rotten horse.

          • Ithsme?

            Oh, the Rockruff, not the Lycanroc. Nvm

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      They really know how to get me hyped for the game

      • oh wow im so excited a hiker on a mountain wow im so excited theyre really doing some new stuff

    • Monkeyfuzz
  • Fedex

    Ok guys time for some serious talk.

    Question: What do you predict/what options do GF have to base the gen 8 switch games on and what could they be called?

    So after Sinnoh we got…
    – BW about ideals, ying yang?
    – XY was based on beauty
    – SM well idk Sun/Moon? Space?

    On a serious note it’s driving me insane. Obvs GF will have a few ideas by now.
    Lets see they had Black and White, Kalos had beauty and then Sun and Moon.

    What could possibly come next?

    • SM was about family

      • Fedex

        Really?
        Well as in Lusamine, Gladion and Lillie?

        • Well there was that but also

          -Team Skull was like a family. Plumeria treated them like siblings and she was the “big sister”
          – Guzma had an abusive home and found refuge in Team Skull
          – Hau feels like he has to be as strong as his grandfather, Hala
          – Player’s mom is there for the player in the festival
          – Lillie is like a mother to Nebby

          • Fedex

            Hmm good points but have GF ever mentioned anything like they did with XY specifically the games were based on beauty.
            Anyways what about gen 8!!

          • Well if ya wanna go by that then they are about flowers lol.

            X and Y was the only time they explicitly stated the theme I think

          • Fedex

            Hmm I think they did for BW also.
            Anyways they’ve used quite a few different themes/game titles.
            What comes next?

          • Also for gen 8 I have no clue but I feel like it will tie into the switch somehow. Maybe exploration?

          • Fedex

            Yeah to take adv. of switch graphics.
            Where do you see them basing the region on?

          • Im 100% on the theory that it is based on China.

            I do kinda want Italy tho

          • Fedex

            It will be interesting what they go with because I feel by gen 7 they’ve explored so many diff themes and countries.

            Like after a tropical region in Alola I guess it won’t be tropical again so maybe China makes sense!

    • Hmm I really have no clue

      But I think the region will be one of 3
      China (most logical choice)
      India (Yungoos could be the hint at it)
      Or Australia (we are overdue for this one imo)

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Yeah I feel the next one might be where Yungoos is from.

        • Yep If India is next calling it now fire Bull starter is coming (because of how sacred they are there)

          • Monkeyfuzz

            That to me would suggest a Bull legendary though.

          • Hmm true true

      • Fedex

        I’d love Australia and China too.
        I just feel Australia would be similar in being a warm tropical country like Alola. I feel like they’ll have to take a diff route like China but then again they need a nice big region for the switch

        • Yeah with lots of space to run and bike and ride and explore

    • Mage of Pisces

      At E3 they said SM is based on Life (which is why they chose Sun and Moon), so the Switch games will most likely be Exploration or something to that effect as the theme since they did confirm it’ll be an open world adventure. My guess, based on that, is South America themed due to global pop culture using it as a place for many adventure stories with ancient mysteries and treasures. On top of that, the past several regions were based on places that are popular vacation places for the Japanese, such as Hawaii, France, and various parts of the mainland US. It’s very likely that the next several regions will be South America/Brazil, Italy, or China. However, due to the fact that only China and South America/Brazil are really big (as Italy is a rather smaller place), I believe they’ll likely favor one of those two places most of all. At least, for the debut of open world pokemon. I do see them doing all 3 eventually, though.

      • Cyanite_Gem

        I hope they make a Brazil based region, because it’s where I live. The evil team could possibly be a organization trying to destroy Amazon, since that’s what’s happening here rn (Unfortunately).

  • Monkeyfuzz
    • Fedex

      Oh hahaha sorry I’ve been all over the places. How long will you be online today??

      • Monkeyfuzz

        For at least an hour more.

        • Fedex

          Ok I just need to do something. When im back ill give you FC etc

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Mine when you’re ready: FC = 0748 – 2744 – 4660 IGN = James
            I need to sleep soon, it’s 1am here.

  • Ok… Ok sorry for the political talk, but I just heard this from the other room on ABC news

    Trump stated he will shut down the government if has to, to build the wall with Mexico

    I can’t be the only one who sees the utter ridiculousness of that comment by him!

  • I wanna brighten the mood

    What’s everyone’s go to Pokémon when battling in a serious battle competitively or otherwise

    • Knowing is half the battlle

  • Monkeyfuzz

    When was Gamescom?

    • 3 days ago i think

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Oh, I thought it might have a small chance of news. Don’t know if there are any other events coming up where news could happen, guess it’s corocoro and official site releases for now.

  • So, what do you guys think of Goku’s new transformation? Have you been keeping up with the Universal Survival Arc?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I haven’t seen it.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          So it’s like his base appearance with spiked up hair and silver eyes? What’s it called?

          • The name hasn’t been revealed yet, though people are calling it Limit Breaker for various reasons.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I had expected him to follow the super saiyan transformations but blue so it is interesting, though I do prefer when they look more different from base form. I wonder how he attains it and what it is comparable to in terms of power etc.

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