We’ve covered various rumors which have mentioned Team Rocket returning under a new name, but we may have finally gotten official confirmation about its existence. A Japanese retail display shows what appear to be Team Rocket grunts in front of a rainbow background preparing to battle the protagonist.

Other screenshots seem to confirm that Team Rocket has set up a headquarters of sorts in Alola (or they could have taken over a certain location). We’ll bring you more as it comes! As always thanks PokéSirena for helping us keep news coming fast!

  • Unseelie Fairy

    Really excited for this because it’s a great celebration of the franchise: especially if other evil team members come back for this!

    But if their name is literally Rainbow Rocket my eyes are gonna roll to November 17th

    • Fedex

      Ikr..absoutely amazing how they’re linking the past with the present/future.
      I wonder how they’ll play in the story and if we really will get the other teams. That would be just amazing

  • Funny Valentine

    Prepare for trouble…
    …and make it double!
    To protect the world from devastation!
    To unife all peoples within our nation!
    To denounce the evils of truth and love!
    Go extend our reach to the stars above!
    Sun!
    Moon!
    Team Rainbow Rocket blasts off at the speed of light!
    Surrender now or prepare to fight!
    Nebby, dat’s right!
    (Lillie in the background trying to get Nebby in the bag and Hau just watching open mouthed)

    • Fedex

      Gladion just stares like what’s this rubbish!

  • SpooktralSeraph

    O H. B O I

    • Fedex

      O H. G E O V A N N I

    • Pajamawolfie (towelgirl21)

      I T ‘ S Y A B O I

      • SpooktralSeraph

        GUZMA

  • Fedex

    Wowowowowow Amazing!
    YES! MEGA EVOLUTION YES!
    Tell me! who isn’t hyped to see the original gangsters back!
    Tell me this game is a carbon copy of SM??
    Gamefreak have really out done themselves. I like how they are linking the OLD with the NEW!

  • Vincentk

    guess the rumors of a returning team are true then. Can I expect more aloha forms too?

    • Fedex

      Yes!

    • Unseelie Fairy

      To be honest, no. I wouldn’t expect them, but rather be honestly surprised if they do happen. Leaks have gotten stuff wrong/thrown in fake stuff before.

    • joker901

      Two different leaks who hinted to rainbow rocket mentioned also new alola forms. So yes, you can expect them.

  • SpooktralSeraph

    TEAM ROCKET UNDER A NEW NAME
    THIS IS LITERALLY RAINBOW ROCKET
    THESE LEAKS ARE REAL JESUS FUCKING HELL IM HYPED

  • Pokemon maniac

    I guess Molayne become elite four is also legit

  • Unseelie Fairy

    Apparently we’re getting a trialer in like three hours (2pm in BST)

    • SpooktralSeraph

      O H M Y G O D Y E S IM STRUGGLING NOT TO JOY SCREAM

      • Unseelie Fairy

        I’d like to point out it’s from 4chan so it’s not entirely confirmed, but GameFreak/Nintendo deliberately released these download cards knowing what was on it. This isn’t a leak at all, so it’d make sense a trialer actually explaining it is coming soon.

        • SpooktralSeraph

          AAAAAAAAAH

    • Unseelie Fairy

      *3PM don’t judge me I’m tired

    • Fedex

      Really where how what when???:O

    • Sunny

      Where did you hear the news about the trailer?

      • joker901

        4chan

      • Unseelie Fairy

        4chan but it’s a rational guess anyway because GF deliberately released this Rocket info

  • SpooktralSeraph

    People are saying the next game may be a reboot
    With the absolute NUTHOUSE that USUM is cracking up to be, I wouldn’t be shocked
    This isn’t the culmination of a system. This is the culmination of a fucking ERA

    • Unseelie Fairy

      I want a total reboot where I can’t even transfer my old Pokemon until they reintroduce them in the third version/remakes that come after them

      • SpooktralSeraph

        I’m fine with that as long as we get em at some point

    • Fedex

      Yeah I was thinking exactly the same.
      They’re throwing everything into these games including elements from past games.
      I definitely see a BW approach coming gen 8 which would be great!

    • Murder Freak

      If the Reboot wouldn’t be a new region with new mons, I’ll be kinda dissapointed

  • Fedex

    So the rumour of Geovanni getting all the evil teams together and capturing Lusamine where we have to battle them all would be amazing if its true.
    If this makes it then USUM maybe the best poke games of all time !!

    • Sunny

      Actually it was never specified to be Lusamine. Just someone dear to Lillie, it is probably going to be Nebby in my opinion. However I am quite hyped that the USUM wishlist and Rainbow Rumors are turning out to be true leaks.

      • joker901

        If it’s Nebby then it could not be a post-game thing.

    • Fedex

      can you imagine aqua/magma, galactic, plasma and flare returning because geovanni influenced them.
      Crazy!

      • MK126

        This game is gonna be bananas

        • Fedex

          Bananas, Apples, Mangos and every damn fruit!

      • Sunny

        No. But I don’t have to imagine it because that is what is going to be happening in these games!!!!

        • Fedex

          These games are gonna be crazy like a culmination of the entire series like one last hooraaaa!
          My imagination is running wild like how will it all play out so much possibilities. I should stop now!

    • Dazzling Fireworks

      Honestly, if they hadn’t confirmed a game for Switch, I would suspect this would be the last one!

  • joker901

    I don’t know why but I feel like GF wanted to make these games the culmination of a long-time plot. With “all comes together” and rainbow as codename it seems like they want to end something with USUM.
    I think Gen 8 will be something completly different from what we have had. Maybe a reboot?

  • MK126

    This makes me THAT much more hyped for these games. Can we expect Alolan forms of their original teams? Oh god that would be interesting

    • Fedex

      Anything is possible when we have a revived team rocket coming to Alola!

      • MK126

        And just think people were complaining this was gonna be whack

        • Fedex

          Exactly but I was one of the few people on here keeping my hopes on GF. They now seem potentially the best games ever

          • MK126

            I think GF learned from XY/SM to not leak or announce everything ahead of time

    • joker901

      Well, it’s difficult because if they came to Alola through the wormholes as the leaks say they should have brought their pokemon with them, so they must have their regional pokemon and not the alola forms.

      • MK126

        Thats true but you never know what happened to the pokemon traveling through these wormholes. Im sure GF would make up some reason as to why they’re using Alolan formed pokemon lol

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    The leaks are really!!!!!!!!!! Rainbow rocket for the win!!!! I can’t wait to see the new Alolan forms!!!

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Sam Smith comes out as gender non-binary, and Twitter goes into meltdown. At least, on my timeline.

    • Unseelie Fairy

      Umm… Pikachu?

    • SpooktralSeraph

      Who?

      • UnburdenedLegume

        A British singer

      • Unseelie Fairy

        Homosexual Adele

        • MK126

          Gender non-binary Adele

    • MK126

      I must be a really bad gay cause i had to look up what gender non-binary meant


  • I was gonna make a joke about this, but I got nothing. But seriously, Team Rocket returning sounds cool

  • Murder Freak

    That means Molayne is in E4? Neat, he was kinda cool. And again, What did the RR leak say about new Alolans?

    • It says Grass/Poison types are getting Alolan Forms

      • Murder Freak

        So maybe Victreebell

        • UnburdenedLegume

          The leak said that it is most likely the Oddish line

  • EarthenWarrior

    Good moooorning douchebags
    So that new Switch update lets you use GameCube controllers if you have the smash adaptor

    • Murder Freak

      Did you notice that Team Rocket is back?…

      • EarthenWarrior

        I did, and i feel indifferent towards this newsflash

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Cool? but why on earth would you wanna use a Gamecube controller if you can just get a Pro?

  • Unseelie Fairy

    Alolan Farfetch’d or bust

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Typing and what would happen with the infamous stick?

      • Unseelie Fairy

        Grass/Flying and it’s become one with the stick

        Dark/Flying and the stick is now a machine gun because now it’s human season

        Ghost/Flying and it’s floating with its stick because it was made into soup

        Steel/Flying and it’s sick of everyone’s shít so it picked up a katana and some armour and let loose

        • UnburdenedLegume

          I like the machine gun one

    • Still want to see Farfetch’d’s evolution, Rapscallion.

  • Ultron

    Might be nice to see how Team Rocket and Skull interact with each other.

  • Rocket, huh? Wonder if Giovanni is back in the seat.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    For those wondering, this is the Rainbow Rocket leak:

    – There’s a new battle facility in the festival plaza that resembles the battle factory in past third versions that allow you to rent pokes from your friends and you earn festival coins and rewards after beating your opponents

    – There’s also a level system to it, as you level up you get to rent more powerful pokes
    but it’s true that all of them are coming back

    – RR will capture Aether Paradise and kidnap Lillie’s you-know-who

    – And you will have to fight all of them in order to rescure her

    – Those bosses are summoned by someone from RR from universes in which they accomplished their agendas

    – Gen 1 grass/poison pokemon gets alolan form

    – Molayne is one of the new elite four

    RR is short for Rainbow Rocket, the grass/poison Pokémon is probably Oddish. Those evil teams’ bosses use legendary pokemon and they are summoned by Giovanni (in real world of Alola) from alternate universes…

    • Ultron

      What does “but it’s true that all of them are coming back” mean?

      • Murder Freak

        You rent them, they come back to their owners

        • Ultron

          I feel like that goes with saying though

    • Sunny

      Actually this leak, is a collection of rumors that someone from 4chan, I believe it is the Chinese Riddler, collected and said that he or she backed them up. Don’t be disheartened, the USUM wishlist is from one source and says the same thing as these rumors but was more vague.

  • Murder Freak

    This could play out really nicely in the Anime with Jesse, James and Meowth. Maybe there’s a new Rainbow Rocket trio, with a guy, a girl and an Alolan Meowth.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Wouldnt surprise me if they just bring back Butch and Cassidy because why not & they are lazy

      • Murder Freak

        It wouldn’t make sense… Maybe just Jessie and James from the RR universe where they have a talking Alolan Meowth

      • I think you mean bart

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Inb4 Rainbow Rocket gets co-opted by the lgbtq community and they all start cosplaying as Rocket members lolz

    • SpooktralSeraph

      W H A T

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Just you wait haha

    • Murder Freak

      #Gayovanni

  • So I guess this means that in this alternate universe Gold/Kris never shut down neo team rocket in Johto because idk how they could’ve opened a new branch in Alola without Giovanni or any of the admins especially when in Johto they were weak enough to be take. Down by one child

    • Murder Freak

      Maybe Giovanni just defeated Red

      • Sunny

        Heresy!!!

      • Yeah but red is at the battle tree so he would have to have something that makes him such a legend so I’m assuming that GS was the game with different events

        • Murder Freak

          But RR is from an alternate universe


          • yes…
            Which would mean something would have to change in this universe to allow them to regain power in Alola

          • Fedex

            Some apparent rumour posted below says an alternative universe where each team accomplished their goals like Magma and Aqua taking over Hoenn with land and water respectively.
            Which I think would be really cool

  • UnburdenedLegume

    So at this point, USUM has 4(?) evil teams(and possibly even more). Thats more than the last three gens had combined. But we were told that USUM are crap, have nothing new and are going to flop. Explain?

    • Fedex

      I think GF have set so high standards and people are just so pessimistic at times it annoys me.
      Anyways just as I predicted USUM are gonna be crazy because its the last 3ds game they need it 2 keep us busy till gen 8!

  • Murder Freak

    If we’re really getting a trailer in few hours-predictions?
    Mine are:
    Mimikyu Z-Move
    Rainbow Rocket
    New Alolans
    One new UB
    Necrozma Star Form
    Maybe a Z-move for Necrozma Star Form

    • We will probably get it in 5 minutes lol

    • Sunny

      Slow down there. We still have like 24 days until these games drop. I would expect them to reveal this info spread over two trailers and a CoroCoro issue. At most I would expect for them to just do a slight review of what was revealed in the interviews last week, Mimikyu’s Z-move because that had been leaked for over a week, and Rainbow Rocket.

  • Unseelie Fairy

    Okay okay but how cool would it be if we fought every evil team leader with a Mega Evolution

    • Mega Honchcrow for Cyrus

      • EarthenWarrior

        actually Weavile is his strongest so that would be the mega

        • UnburdenedLegume

          But Honchcrow is top 10 Pokemon oat

        • But honch is his signature

    • Murder Freak

      That’d mean
      Mega Persian (and Probably mega Alolan Persian)
      Mega Honchcrow
      Mega Zoroark/Hydraigon
      Mega Pyroar
      And Maybe
      Mega Clefable
      And Mega Golisopod

  • Why doesn’t Lusamine have a Froslass

    Like… that’s the Pokémon that fits her the most

    • Murder Freak

      Better question: Why is there no Alolan Clefable for Lusamine, like for God’s Sake why is there no f*cking Alolan Clefable

      • EarthenWarrior

        Maybe because they don’t have a reason to change?
        Maybe the caves and forests suit Clefairy’s existential needs and harbors no need to physically change to suit its environment

        • Murder Freak

          *Alolan Raichu*
          GF does not care

          • EarthenWarrior

            you can’t hide behind the worst defense forever

          • Murder Freak

            Also, Clefable is sort of the Counterpart to Raichu. Clefairy could have been the Pikachu of the series, they got a prevo in gen 2, they both evolve from more popular mon with a stone.

          • Unseelie Fairy

            Clefairy isn’t a counterpart to Pikachu. At all. If anything it’s a counterpart to Jigglypuff

          • Murder Freak

            Not officially, but you can’t say there aren’t many connections

          • They both evolve via moon stone

            Both got a pre evo

            Both pink fluff balls

          • No??

          • Murder Freak

            I said sort of and I said my arguments. What are you saying ”No” to?

          • You are completely wrong. Like… just objectively wrong

          • EarthenWarrior

            …..you constantly give me more reasons i should have your intestine pulled out with rusty farm equipment

          • Murder Freak

            I’m lucky I live in a Country you never heard of

          • Wtf is a Poland

    • EarthenWarrior

      WHY THE HELL DOES SHE NOT HAVE A NIHILEGO SERIOUSLY SHE DOESN”T EVEN HAVE THE POKEMON SHE”S EFFING OBSESSED WITH IN HER FINAL BATTLE

      • Murder Freak

        Because she’s fused with it in her final battle you dummy. For her Nihilego is more than a mon to battle.

        • THERE ARE MULTIPLE NIHILIGO

          • Murder Freak

            Then forget the first part of my post

          • Unseelie Fairy

            She only caught one of them and that’s the one she fused with though. She didn’t catch any of the other ones because she wasn’t planning on battling with them.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Why does she have a Bewear? I dont see the connection

      • EarthenWarrior

        Girls like that cutsy crap

        • SpooktralSeraph

          I like cutsey crap…

        • Cutesy stuff is rad af

        • Ultron

          There’s nothing cute about Bewear

      • SpooktralSeraph

        Because she tends to smother people with affection (at least in the anime) and doesn’t realize she’s hurting others
        I imagine GF had this in mind

        • Ultron

          Or on the outside she doesn’t appear too dangerous, but get too close to her and she’ll smother you

          • SpooktralSeraph

            True

    • Unseelie Fairy

      Probably because Acerola has it and they didn’t want overlap because they already had another feminine ghost type in the game

      • But…
        Her hair looks like snorunt
        She froze those Pokémon…

        Like… just swap the ghosts

        • Unseelie Fairy

          I think her hair subjectively looking like a random Pokemon isn’t a good reason for that tbh

          And arguably, Mismagius is more beautiful than Froslass, at least in the eyes of the people who made Lusamine’s team.

          • SpooktralSeraph

            The freezing is the main reason why

          • Unseelie Fairy

            There’s plenty of people who share personality traits with Pokemon and don’t get it. I don’t see why it’s a big deal if she doesn’t have Froslass

          • SpooktralSeraph

            It just feels like a missed opportunity

  • Dicie

    This game is gonna be insane… and I thought Odyssey had me hyped!

    • EarthenWarrior

      Tis going to be a very worthwhile gaming season
      My only fear is our own eagerness will burn out our expectations and blow through the game in a week

  • Qwilfish and Mareanie are basically counter parts

    Both are difficult to find
    Both are poison/water

    Both are spiky

    • Sunny

      But only one has an evolution. Am I sensing Gen 2 Discrimination?

    • SpooktralSeraph

      Weird one, Araquanid and Masquerain are considered counterparts for some weird reason
      Bulbapedia says it i think

      • Unseelie Fairy

        Because they’re day/night exclusive and have the same BST

        • Unseelie Fairy

          Oops misread

  • The Spooky Scurry Golurk
    • SpooktralSeraph

      Thanks for this

      • The Spooky Scurry Golurk

        It really is the best reaction for this

    • Murder Freak

      What is this from?

      • The Spooky Scurry Golurk

        Boku no Hero Academia

      • Sunny

        Watch it.

    • Sunny

      The community as of now.

  • ShinyXatu

    Somebody screwed up! That is AWESOME, whatever it is.

    • Unseelie Fairy

      They’re the official download cards for USUM so I doubt they’re a mistake

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if they made one single new Alolan form and stopped there.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      If they really see gen 7 as a celebration of 20 years of Pokemon, they should add at least 1 Alolan form from every generation imo

      • More like a celebration of gen 1

        • UnburdenedLegume

          Real shame because the announcement trailer for SM was a dedication to all games, not just R/B/Y. I dont hate gen 1 at all, but the pampering has gone way too far

    • Unseelie Fairy

      You okay there SUmo critical? :p

      • I was complaining about the gen 1 pandering the moment I realized that all the Alolan forms that were revealed were only from gen 1. Before SuMo was even out.

        • Unseelie Fairy

          Wut

          I was just making a joke about how cynical your comment was, I wasn’t talking about pandering or anything

          • I was just following up by saying I’ve had this complaint since before SuMo

          • Unseelie Fairy

            But like

            I was talking about your comment on only one new alolans, not anything about what the alolans are

          • The formatting in the comments is weird so it showed up under the gen 1 pandering thing oops

    • Ultron

      That would just be weird, but I guess I wouldn’t be super surprised

  • Sunny Mahmud

    Everyone is thinking Oddish will get an Alolan form. But I am here hoping Victreebel gets one. It would be cool to see a Grass/Water Victreebel. Also it would be nice to see other UB’s evolve like Cosmog does. Maybe a Ground or Water type one.

    • It’s going to be Victreebell because they’re not going to make two evolutions for Alolan oddish

    • Ultron

      I hope so too, I always liked Victreebel better.

    • Sunny

      As a fellow Sunny, I share your sentiments on Alola Victreebell.

      • Sunny Mahmud

        Ah, there are more of my kind on this world. Greetings fellow Sunny. And yeah, if they are sticking to Gen 1, then I’d love a Water/Fairy Rapidash. But low key, every gen had a different pattern Arbok. What if this Gen didn’t get a pattern, but an Alolan form!

  • Lazy terror

    Again!? Ok they better be good atleast this time -_- they’ve already appeared in like 4 games and looks like that wasn’t enough, just hoping the admins aren’t bland this time.

    But really tho, why would they bring them back? Team Skull is basically a much better Rocket and they have a lot of things in common so I don’t think they’re gonna play a major role both at the same time, maybe Rocket is just Post-game and you could fight more evil teams as well.

    So… yeah, I kinda feel that this is more pandering than anything, Gen 1 already got Alolan forms and now this.

    • Gen 6 and 7 are like 50% pandering

    • Sunny Mahmud

      Maybe they are post game. From the looks of it, it seems the Rocket Hideout is in some odd Rainbow Dimension.

      • Lazy terror

        I hope too, that’d add a lot of life to the post game :0

    • Sunny

      Every Gen but the 5th Gen can be accused of Gen 1 pandering.

      • Lazy terror

        Gen 7 so far is a much bigger case for me atleast

        • Ultron

          Well yeah
          Only Kanto Alolans
          Red/Blue are back
          Alolan Oak
          Like 5 Kanto pokemon get exclusive z moves
          We literally came from Kanto

      • because it had 150 Pokémon

        Wow

        Yeah really pandering in the one game where you can’t catch Pikachu

        • Unseelie Fairy

          *but the 5th Gen

          Read

          • I missed one word I’m sorry. I’m at school so I’m not paying the closest attention

        • Sunny

          Sorry, I wasn’t clear. I meant to say that the 5th Gen was the exception to 1st Gen pandering rule. At least until the 5th Gen remakes come out.

    • Ultron

      Well a lot of decisions these days boil down to Gen 1 pandering. It’s a sad truth.

      I just hope Galactic is back, I’d love to hear their theme remixed

    • Murder Freak

      Maybe my theory is right and each gen after gen 6 will be a celebration of each gen from 1 to 6. So Maybe gen 2 regionals, a Rainbow Neo Rocket and Gen 2 protags in Gen 8, gen 3 regionals, Rainbow Magma and Aqua and Gen 3 Protags in Gen 9 and so on

      • Lazy terror

        So they already planned another 6 gens? o_o that seems a little far fetched imo

        • Murder Freak

          I guess so, but you never know in modern times how much is planned in franchises

          • Lazy terror

            *cough* Marvel *cough*

          • Sunny

            Thinks back to the announcement of the Detective Pikachu film…the PCU has already begun!

      • no

    • Unseelie Fairy

      I feel like I’m the only person who really couldn’t care less about pandering

      It’s not going to kill anyone and using your most popular iteration is what is gonna get you more attention

      I can tell you now that if you randomly asked people on the street a decent amount of people will know what a Team Rocket is and like maybe one or two will know what a Team Plasma is

      • When it’s a 20 year celebration it is most certainly a problem. On Zelda’s 25th you didn’t see pandering to Ocarina of Time. The official art literally had every incarnation of Link. They celebrated all of the amazing games that people loved.

        Gen 7 is nothing but gen 1 love for no reason other than it gets 90s kids who haven’t touched pokemon since gold/silver to notice when they see Alolan exeggutor on the trending page on YouTube

      • Lazy terror

        I’m really, just tired of the amount of attention that they’re giving to one gen and how they’re almost ignoring the others, like this has been like that for gens and gens, just leave Kanto alone, it has their time to shine and shone well.

        And for the popularity thing, yes there are more people who know Gen 1 more than 5, but what about the 15+ million sales that BW got compared to the 10+ Million the FRLG got and is not that BW was despised considering it got a 8.1 rating on metacritic. And it’s almost like, a good chunk of people buying these games are already familiar with other games.

        And yes, I know it’s because of GO, but I just hate when they care for one gen in particular while limiting the other gens in one or two cameos.

  • The Spooky Scurry Golurk
    • The Spooky Scurry Golurk

      Or am I just crazy?

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Its the Aether Paradise mansion, look at the front door.

      • The Spooky Scurry Golurk

        Oh yeah, it is. Well, never mind what I said before.

  • Armaggedon16

    Why tho

  • SpooktralSeraph

    KAHOOT IS IN SPOOKY MODE

  • I feel like GameFreak is constantly holding itself back.
    Removing features fans love, obsessing over the days where pokemon was everyware and pandering to gen 1 and fans that are 20+ now and if they don’t play Pokémon now they probably won’t because Santalune forest is a 3D viridian forest, and just taking such little risks in the gameplay.

    • Fedex

      I feel there’s two ways to look at it.

      1. Gamefreak should take risks especially now that we’re approaching gen 8 and I think they will take some on the switch
      2. Many people like myself appreciate the references to gen 1 but I don’t think it’s the be all end all, just GF giving fans some nostalgia

      • Except the gen 1 pandering is going so far that it is seeping into every aspect of the games

        Alolan Forms
        Z Moves
        Team Rocket for no reason
        Alolan Oak also for no reason just as a cheap joke

        The gen one pandering is annoying and has no place in games that are meant to celebrate the whole series.

        Sonic games celebrate their history better. How sad is that

        • Fedex

          Yeah it can only go so far. I hope they don’t continue it to gen 8 and we get a fresh BW like start however the points you’ve mentioned above I don’t see them to be that big a deal tbh
          – Alolan forms are a interesting concept and even of you disliked it we only got like 10 mons not the entire kanto dex
          – Not sure how Z moves relates to gen 1? Maybe I’m overlooking something
          – Time will tell what purpose TR holds in USUM. There must be a reason
          – Pokemon characters do have relatives too you know. It’s just continuity I guess

          • You missed my points

            – The idea of Alolan forms are fine. There is no reason why they should be gen 1 only.
            – most of the exclusive z moves in SuMo were gen 1 pokemon
            – Oh please we know already how this is going to work. Team Skull is Rocket but better in every way. They have no reason to be in this game. GS just crowding up the game.
            – I don’t know about you but my cousin doesn’t have my exact face

          • Fedex

            Fair enough with the first 2 points ✌
            As for Team Rocket’s return as of now we don’t have enough information and no we don’t know it’s actually rather surprising that they are returning and if it wasn’t for the rumours prior it would have shocked us even further soo we don’t know what role they will play exactly.
            Perhaps a post game delta like plot.
            And lastly yeah big deal it’s just one character star :]

          • It’s the principle of it though. There is no logic or sense to throwing them in. In any situation. Like…. they are only there for genwunners who won’t buy the game anyways.

            And Alolan Oak is still a waste of time that is once again only there as a cheap joke for gen wunners

          • Unseelie Fairy

            The whole joke of Samson Oak is that he’s the alolan for of Professor Oak

          • Sunny

            The issue that Star has is that there is no Alola Elm, or an Alola Birch.

          • Unseelie Fairy

            Because all professors between Oak and Sycamore were terrible 👀

          • Sunny

            I think the Z-moves is because a couple Kanto Pokémon got exclusive Z-moves. While the problem with Alola Oak is that his impressions of Pokémon are quite horrible. In fact if they increased such interactions in USUM then the games will probably get a 7.8/10 because there is too much Alola Oak.

      • zebstriker

        Yeah but having a bunch of “nostalgia” in literally every gen kinda takes away the feeling of it

        • I don’t even feel nostalgia for Pokémon anymore with how much it has been abused

          • zebstriker

            Exactly

        • Fedex

          True but honestly I don’t feel the nostalgia references we got in SM where deal breaking.
          Cameo red and blue was basically a cameo. Alolan mons where what 10 of them and as for USUM we will have to see.
          On the scale of the game they are just small minor references rather than major parts that overshadow the entire game.

          • X and Y only had Gen 6 and Gen 1 legendaries, megas for the Kanto starters and not even the Kalos starters, SANTALUNE FOREST WAS LITERALLY VIRIDIAN. Look at the lay outs

            This sh*t had been going on for two gens now

          • Fedex

            Ehhh yeah you do have a point 👍

          • Also ash greninja

  • Unseelie Fairy

    Anyone else think Rainbow Rocket is inevitably going to be Necrozma related? Their colours are black and rainbow, just like everyone’s favorite parasitic prism

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Of course I get a Marill with Aqua Jet bred onto it, but not with Knock-Off smh.

  • MenacingCascoon

    Seriously? Team Rocket? What is this the anime? I don’t want team rocket back team skull does their Job but way better and funny. Are we ever gonna stop going back to gen 1 things? This is just super tedious. It doesn’t even sound right! Team Rocket in Alola. I’ll give it a chance.

    • MenacingCascoon

      Giovanni better NOT be the leader. They have specifically said in multiple places he has quit team rocket.
      Also if all this is just to send a radio signal for giovanni I’m quitting mid game.

      • SpooktralSeraph

        Rumor says Ghetsis ends up leading them all

        • THAT MAKES EVEN LESS SENSE

          • Sunny

            Rumor says that StarStorm will be so infuriated at the senseless nature of the antagonists in these games, such that, StarStorm jumps into the game-and here is the plot twist- becomes an actual Star Pokémon revealing that StarStorm was the mysterious Pokémon on both covers all along.

          • I’ll pull an Asriel and you’ll have to battle me to stop me from deleting the game

          • Fedex

            It does make sense as far as his character goes. I can imagine him manipulating all the team leaders.
            I highly doubt it would happen tho I mean he isnt a gen 1 character why would he get the spolight? Lmao

        • UnburdenedLegume

          Its Ash

          • Sunny

            It all comes together!

        • Lazy terror

          So the guy whose one of his team grunt, criticized team rocket for its incompetence, is now leading them….

    • Fedex

      Woahh take it easy. I dont get this we’ve had TR in four seperate games cry.
      Yeah just give it a chance for all we know we might get the other evil teams and this won’t be the same TR with GF’s better plot and story telling you can expect some fireworks

  • EarthenWarrior

    So on closer look at Burst’s image we fight it near a cove possibly on Wela

  • zebstriker

    Anyone else who doesn’t like trails? I mean they give you no feeling of accomplishment when beaten and some of them just feel like chores. They just kinda feel pointless and doesn’t prove anything as a trainer to me

    • Browserboom

      Life skills gained

    • Because they threw them in last minute

      Fantastic idea

      Terrible execution

      • zebstriker

        I mean I appreciate them trying something new but yeah they could be a lot better

    • Browserboom

      I hope trials are better this time

  • Browserboom

    In school, nobody cares

  • Browserboom

    Anyone else in school?

    • Yep…

    • Yep
      I’m dying :3

      • Browserboom

        Me too

    • Sunny

      Developmental Neuroscience for the win!

  • So apparently a lot of the younger devs are working on Pokémon USUM while the older veterens are working on Pokémon Switch

    • Browserboom

      Thats a good thing

      • They just consider it practice for the younger devs, which is annoying.But, they at least seem to be doing a good job so far, and they have some veterans working on it too

        • Browserboom

          Yeah

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Makes sense. The infrastructure is already there for USUM so they can play around and learn without having to worry about making the game from the ground up. Meanwhile the senior members are busy building the foundations of gen 8

      • Browserboom

        The design I hope looks better

  • SpooktralSeraph

    USUM has be giga hyped
    This annoucnment
    I just wanna know what a Cyrus and Ghetsis who have succeeded are like :3

    • Browserboom

      Badass

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Did the leak say the leaders succeeded? I just assumed they were generally just in the game and it wouldn’t mention for certain if they did or didn’t

      • Browserboom

        I think TyranitarTube did a video on it

      • SpooktralSeraph

        I believe so

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          Hmmmm I don’t remember seeing it. I’ll have to look around again.

          • SpooktralSeraph

            Kayy

    • Lazy terror

      Succeeded? Cyrus wanted to destroy the universe and create another one for a reason not really well explained, and Ghetsis wanted to conquer the world.

      So the more interesting question would be how’s a world where they’ve succeeded gonna look like :0

      • SpooktralSeraph

        I mean … destroyed for Cyrus at least
        Will they be god status?
        WILL THEY HAVE LEGENDARIES!?

        • Browserboom

          I think

    • If they succeeded the world would be destroyed by Cyrus -.-

      • SpooktralSeraph

        alternate universes
        I’d imagine he’d be like a god of the broken world

        • This is another reason I hate this alternate universe idea

          They can just make up sh*t without committing to what they did before

          • SpooktralSeraph

            They can still commit to what they did before
            If rocket is post game

  • SpooktralSeraph

    Callin it now the rocket stuff is the big post game story

    • Browserboom

      Thatd be nice

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Idk. With lusamije seemingly being chill it would leave room for another evil entity to take the AFs place. No Team Skull doesn’t count either……hahaha

      • SpooktralSeraph

        RECON

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          I don’t think they’ll be evil straight up. They’ve already done the “they’re good! Jk they’re bad” with the AF and I don’t think they’ll do it again

    • Lazy terror

      It seems like it really

  • Govnah
    • SpooktralSeraph

      Essentially

      • Sunny

        Except for the part about Hau wearing better clothing…wait he is wearing cashmere now. I guess I stand corrected.

        • Govnah

          what if he changes mid through 😛

          • Sunny

            Better clothing and pulls a Blue…so halfway through the game he skins Blue and wears his skin.

          • SpooktralSeraph

            R E D

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Crying this dude was leaking details in March and nobody took it seriously for months.

    • Sorry but I still think he just got lucky because they expanded the camera sh*t and they haven’t shown any new Pokémon. Just UBs.

      • UnburdenedLegume

        The guy’s username is USUM for crying out loud…

      • Govnah

        but he said RR? which is Rainbow Rocket

      • SpooktralSeraph

        There’s people who have pointed out Camera fixes
        If there’s even a single new pokemon besides a UB, this is true

      • Unseelie Fairy

        Well I mean

        UBs are Pokemon, and forms are often treated as new Pokémon

        And just because a leak gets one or two things wrong doesn’t mean it’s automatically a guess lol

        • Game Freak treats them as separate and the leak separated them too

          • SpooktralSeraph

            I believe GF 100% confirmed they are Pokemon now

          • Unseelie Fairy

            > SuMo direct

            > Captioned ‘New Pokémon’

            > Shows UB Burst

      • temporario23

        You’re forgetting the possibility that GF may have added a new Mythical in these games for next year’s movie.

    • Lazy terror

      Why would he want Lusamine to take a chill pill? Her being crazy af made her one of the best villains in Pokemon really

    • Sunny

      He hasn’t gotten anything wrong yet and his points are also backed up by the Chinese Riddler. That or he is astronomically lucky. Occam’s Razor says that his wishlist is true.

      • Lazy terror

        He did, the Hau changing clothes but this is a wish list more than anything really

        • Unseelie Fairy

          You’re saying this about a game that comes after two games were main characters had significant costume changes during the game

          • UnburdenedLegume

            A costume change is not even that much of an issue for me. I want a different Hau though, he was so boring in SM & didn’t act as a rival at all. If he pulls a Blue, i’d be very satisfied.

          • SpooktralSeraph

            He’s honestly going to be fleshed out a fair bit here

          • Lazy terror

            The DP’s overexcited rival didn’t have any considerable change at all and Cheren and Bianca had them because BW2 was a sequel and they’ve grown up.

            And we’ve seen Hau with the same clothes already

          • Unseelie Fairy

            Lillie and Iris. That’s what I’m meaning. Both changed clothes halfway through the story. This literally happened last year. Nothing is preventing Hau from changing clothes in the story. – _-

          • Lazy terror

            They both had a reason. The only reason I can find Hau changes clothes if he had a sudden personality change like the “””leak””” seems to be hinting at.

          • Unseelie Fairy

            Hau already has a huge personality change in SuMo. He goes from trying to become stronger to surpass and impress other people before becoming stronger for himself.

            And yeah. If the accurate so far leak is right, a costume change isn’t out of order.

          • SpooktralSeraph

            ^^^

          • Lazy terror

            Yeah, I forgot about that “huge” personality change, I hope that the costume change makes it a little better developed or something like that but can’t ask much for GF ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          • Unseelie Fairy

            If you don’t think a character’s motivations completely changing isn’t huge I think you need to find a dictionary

          • Lazy terror

            adjective, huger, hugest.
            1.
            extraordinarily large in bulk, quantity, or extent:
            a huge ship; a huge portion of ice cream.
            2.
            of unbounded extent, scope, or character; limitless:
            the huge genius of Mozart.
            3.
            Slang. very important, successful, popular, etc.:
            The show is huge in Britain.

            Do you think a character change that was not very well conveyed is one of those things?

            Important is a more fitting word that works way better. And I’m the one supposed to find a dictionary :3

        • Sunny

          As someone mentioned before, that can happen mid game or it could mean something else. Also wishlist is just a name he gave to the thread because he wanted to be subtle for some reason.

          • Lazy terror

            Uh, why’d it happen mid game? There’s not much reason and if that’d been the case, they’d probably have already shown us how he looks like

    • Murder Freak

      aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this totally isn’t any sort of leak don’t screen cap let’s wait for the game to be announced

      • SpooktralSeraph

        Why did you cite the last comment?

        • Murder Freak

          I just find it really funny

          • SpooktralSeraph

            How?

          • Murder Freak

            If they’re gonna pretend it’s not a leak, they did it in a obvious way

          • SpooktralSeraph

            I mean they were saying it’s a leak but they knew nobody at the time would believe it

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      I feel like had credence once USUM was announced and had the same initials

    • Auragar

      Some things have come true but other stuff clearly hasn’t.

  • Why are they throwing out all of the plot threads that just needed fleshing out like Lusamine’s craziness….

    I’m so tired

    • SpooktralSeraph

      It’s probably post game star, there’s no way in hell rocket is main game

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Ehm if the RR leak is true that means they take over Aether Paradise and kidnap either Nebby or Lusamine. If thats post game i sure as hell am curious what the main story will be

        • SpooktralSeraph

          The main story is gonna be Ultron Recon and Necrozma obviously

    • Unseelie Fairy

      I’m not gonna lie, Lusamine’s craziness was about as well executed as it could’ve been a Pokémon game

      It wasn’t exposition’d all over your face but the material is there to make it obvious how it happened.

      • I guess so but I feel like the SuMo plot as good in its own, it just needed characters and relationships fleshed out so the player actually understands stuff like why Skull was working with Aether while minimizing cutscenes and dialogue or adding a skip button

        • SpooktralSeraph

          I gotta be honest
          I felt SuMo was flawed as fuckk plotwise

          • Obviously. So why are we throwing it all out in favor for a totally different plot

          • SpooktralSeraph

            Honestly? I feel like it’s cause GF had certain plotpoints and lore the current plot couldn’t touch so they’re switching things up to get to them
            Plus, the plot honestly isn’t AMAZINGLY different.
            I mean Rocket is 99% postgame

  • Just saying, if you take pictures of people without them consenting or even knowing, f*ck you.

    • Sunny

      Platonically.

    • SpooktralSeraph

      Like photo taking?
      I remember a photo class forced me to do that.. super awkward

      • Like with their phone randomly

        • SpooktralSeraph

          Oh…
          Fucc that

          • I’m so fucking angry right now

          • Murder Freak

            So… may I ask what happened? Was it a random stranger or someone you know?

          • This dickhead who sits next to me in computer science. He took a picture of me and then got my attention to SHOW ME POSTING IT ON SNAPCHAT

            How much of an inconsiderate peice of sh*t do you have to be to do that to me while I tell you I don’t want my picture taken. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me and I’m just livid

          • You could tell someone and get him in trouble

            Posting pictures without consent is against the law actually

          • Sunny

            Platonically

        • Auragar

          Pretty sure that is illegal.

    • Good thing I never do that, if I want a picture I ask first and if they say no oh well, if they say yes then *click*

      I mean if its not going to be posted anywhere its fine, but if they take it then without consent then post, that’s a problem

  • SpooktralSeraph

    If all the big bads are back
    Which Plasma is being taken

    • Lazy terror

      The Ninja one obs, It’s their more recent reincarnation

      • SpooktralSeraph

        I can see it for sure
        But like… two corlesses

    • Govnah

  • SpooktralSeraph

    Can we talk about how USUM’s entire release season is a tease? Like I’m fine with it but it totally was

    • Sunny

      You are talking in past tense. There is still more than 14% of the release season left.

      • SpooktralSeraph

        It’s still gonna be a tease
        But it always has been

  • SpooktralSeraph

    I need that trailer to drop nao I got nothing even remotely good going on for me right now cause of the stupid annoying stress is giving me PLEASE COME THROUGH GF

    • Sunny

      I’m not sure if we will get a trailer soon. I mean they didn’t do anything when it was leaked that Mimikyu had a Z-move. I know that situation is slightly different, but I still predict that we will get a trailer as early as Thursday this week. However, I am still hopeful that we will get a trailer today because I share your sentiments.

      • SpooktralSeraph

        Yessh
        I predict Thursday at the latest

  • SpooktralSeraph

    Tbh I seriously wanna take a break from here because the USUM negativity is super strong rn
    But like… I actually have nobody else to talk to sooooooo……

    • You got me

      • SpooktralSeraph

        Mate I see you one period a day for around 5 minutes

        • Discord? Kik?

          • SpooktralSeraph

            I’m in math class rn.. aka G A R B A G E

          • I meant after school

    • Sunny

      I can talk about sunny things about USUM, but I have class now.

      • SpooktralSeraph

        Same…

    • Unseelie Fairy

      I’d say just do it, God knows I am

      • SpooktralSeraph

        Can you keep me company on the cord of discs?

        • Unseelie Fairy

          Sure but I’ll be busy the whole week but I’ll respond when I can

          • SpooktralSeraph

            kaaaaaaay

  • TheNintendoChip

    Am I the only one fed up with Team Rocket appearing so much? Same deal with Kanto in general though.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      I mean……it hasn’t? It’s been in 4 sets of games. 2 of which were direct sequels/remakes. This will be the first time they’re making an appearance outside of the Kanto/Johto area.

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    • SpooktralSeraph

      If there’s other teams I do not mind

  • Govnah
    • I wish they weren’t version exclusive…
      I really don’t like mustache guy

    • Lazy terror

      Probably the best thing in USUM so far coupled with Assembly

    • SpooktralSeraph

      Honestly they look great
      Smurfstache

    • SpooktralSeraph

      Plot twist: They have cheesecake flavored skin and the girl with her tongue out is licking herself to get a taste

      • Govnah

    • EarthenWarrior

      My sole reason is this
      https://img00.deviantart.net/aab4/i/2016/250/d/a/jangmo_o_by_notawesomeaki-dagtmrc.jpg

      Spare me the early pseudo legend close cliché banter but
      “Jangmo-o…you will be the warrior prince….this I promise. You were taken from from your kingdom, will endure many hardships, but in the end you will return…as King”

  • MenacingCascoon

    So we are getting a battle factory that’s worse than average battle factory. Well that sucks… I just wanted something like PWT or BF. Something where I can accomplish multiple things
    Battle Frontier obviously had the frontier brains and symbols to accomplish.
    PWT also had all the types and leaders and regions. I made a list myself to concur everything on every battle mode which made it fun. Even the medal system was amazing!
    Battle factory+ Tree isn’t enough. I can’t stay on that for a while. I’m really excited for USUM and they still have time to show us something new, but so far it looks as if USUM will have the worst post game content out of any 3rd version

    • UnburdenedLegume

      You already know that this battle facility is going to be worse than average battle factory, even though the games wont be released for another 24 days ok.

      • Unseelie Fairy
        • SpooktralSeraph

          Eye didn’t expect this gif

      • I’m so sick of this thinking. We know GameFreak by now do we not? We know they don’t care. We know that they know that they can tease us with features we want while cutting them in half.

        Our expectations are so low they’re basically sitting in a grave. If game Freak wants to show they give a sh*t then maybe they should actually try.

        • Meh I play for the Pokémon not the features so… Don’t get me wrong their fun, but not my main focus

          • YOU ARE NOT THE ENTIRE FANDOM.

            PLENTY OF PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THIS STUFF AND ITS RIDICULOUS THAT GAMEFREAK CONTINUES TO SHOW THIS LEVEL OF APATHY TOWARDS THEIR OWN FANS

          • Tbh, I don’t really see it. I guess the lack of trailers and the bringing back of the Festival Plaza, but other than that, it seems like they do care. Maybe I just don’t know what I’m talking about, but that’s how I feel

          • Fedex

            They care greatly as can be seen from the continuity of many features.
            Some may say they’re not taking risks but how many times have we seen a series in games or anime change drastically and fail.
            Also interviews show they have great thought process and effort behind most things.

          • Fedex

            Maybe the fans are showing a worse level of apathy, did that ever cross your mind??

          • MenacingCascoon

            Well thanks for adding to the conversation at hand. Because you didnt

        • MenacingCascoon

          Exactly. Its like how we expect Things, in general, we base it on our previous knowledge. And lately GF hasn’t done anything to prove they’ll add a note worthy post game.

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Every enhanced version in the past has had a very good & extended post game, why should USUM be any different?

          • Because Platinum was made 10 years ago and the past 3 games have had nothing to do after the E4

            Oh but we’re being ridiculous aren’t we

          • UnburdenedLegume

            B2W2 wasn’t 10 years ago

          • MenacingCascoon

            Have you not seen the Alola map? No sign of anything.
            And the rumor already said there is a factory like frontier. Which pretty much implies no frontier

          • UnburdenedLegume

            If you gonna judge a game based on a map, which is scaled down in detail my initial point stands.

          • MenacingCascoon

            But judging a game based on a leak that’s been true so far isn’t good, right? Or judging it on its recent history. Those things aren’t good? You say it like were doing a wrong by judging it.

          • MenacingCascoon

            BTW. I’m not judging the game as a whole. I think you’re misunderstanding. I’m gonna love usum as I love alola, but all I’m doing is saying it probably won’t have good post game battle facility

          • UnburdenedLegume

            i’ve seen you people bitching about these games since the Direct in which they were announced. Just stay humble and admit that you were wrong

          • MenacingCascoon

            Wrong. I actually haven’t said many things negative about usum. As I just said I fully supported it. So you aren’t talking about me. I’m.just disappointed in lack of post game from what I’ve seen.

          • Yeah he might be mistaking you for Star… or another person who has been real negative

          • Fedex

            probably star!

          • Yeah it got boring-ish, but that’s why I believe USUM is becoming the successor to its original

          • It was 5 years ago and we have had three games since then.

          • Then I wouldn’t Platinum as your only example. If one doesn’t think first one might think you are adding BW to the list with nothing in them

          • Wait BW added a whole new portion of the region to explore? That’s just slightly less than Platinum (Platinum add three islands)

            BW and BW2 added White Hollow and Black City

            XY you caught me with

            ORAS had catching the multiple Legendaries and with the Battle resort trainers who help you train up teams to play with (not my best example)

          • Catching legends you won’t use

            Is
            Not
            Content

            Grinding that is faster than the other grinding in the game

            Is
            Not
            Content

          • UnburdenedLegume

            XY and ORAS were not enhanced versions

          • Before someone complians about she didn’t say BW. I also didn’t realize she wasn’t adding them to the list of zero post game content

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    So I’m thinking we’ll get a trailer either tonight or tomorrow. The Team Rocket event thing Masuda has been tweeting about is set for tomorrow so it makes sense for them to reveal Rainbow Rocket in the next or so. I suppose it depends on when the event opens. if it opens in the morning we may get something tonight as that would line up with Japan’s morning. If in the evening then tomorrow morning for us.

  • Yay more USUM news

    I honestly don’t see any problem with it being Rocket (as Bulbapedia confirms they have legit set up bases in every single regions game excluding Kalos so far)

  • SpooktralSeraph

    So yeah I decided
    Officially ghosting and skedaddling until a trailer drops
    The negativity is waaaaay too much for me

    • Aww then see you my friend 🙁

      I shall sit during lunch alone now (literally most of my lunch periods I come here because I have no friends there that day or the one person my friends are friends with, but I hate is there and I just stay silent)

      • SpooktralSeraph

        ;~; (insert hug here)
        I hope things get better!

        • They will, I’ll eventually just bring my DS and Play Silver the whole time for thr rest of the Year

      • Same here, I only have like 1 or 2 friends at my table, but I can barely relate with them

    • Lazy terror

      I’m sorry for being a negative nancy :[

      But yeah, hope that when a trailer drops it gets me excited like the Retcon one or the Necrozma one did :0

    • Luigi301

      You’re entitled to an opinion seraph. Don’t let negativity get to you. People can express discontent but don’t let that stop you from saying anything.

  • That reboot lockstin was rambling about can happen at any time now

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    I can’t believe how excited I’ve become for these games since their initial reveal. It’s amazing how much info we’ve gotten for them over the past 2 months. I wonder if they knew that they’d get a bad reception right off the bat and then opinions would change

  • Luigi301

    It’s crazy to think that we are almost in November. Surprised to see Team Rocket back. Can’t think of a reason why they’d be back so it should be pretty cool

    • richie_btvs

      Im starting to get inclined to consider the possibility that we’re going to travel through alola just like sumo… and in the post game we’re going to travel through a wornwhole to kanto….
      I don’t know about the 8 badges travel… but i can see us having to beat team rocket in some kanto plot thing…

  • I’m honestly tired of this all
    I’m tired of USUM
    I’m tired of the negativity
    I’m tired of the positivity

    I hate these games for what it’s doing to me and the fan base.

    I’ve never felt this way towards a game and I hate it.

    I want it to come out so we can stop talking about it. Every single peice of news just causes more of a split and it’s ridiculous.

    These 6 months of marketing started off with the worst way possible barely explaining what it is and leaving everyone disappointed. Calling it an alternate story instead of a third version, by clairifying what “new Pokémon” means, and showing it after a Switch Pokémon game and letting us all down by putting it on the 3DS

    So much basic info about the game took months to be explained

    I’m tired of this. F*ck these games and their marketing. They will probably be fine, but they’ve caused me to be pissed at not just Game Freak but my friends on this site. I’m tired of it all.

    • Fedex

      don’t worry you’ll be fine there’s only a few weeks now. Who knows the games might make up for the strange marketing we’ve seen!

  • zess

    I wonder whose in charge of Rainbow Rocket? Giovanni still…or some one else? As far as news goes I’m kinda *meh*😧 on this one.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Gender fluid Jessie

      • zess

        Would be nice for her and james to make a cameo again. As for her being the new leader i could see that. After all her mother was a high ranking member second only to Giovanni right?

    • Auragar

      According to the leaks it would be Giovanni though that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, but eh.

  • Am I the only one who feels everyone’s at each other’s throats here? That’s including me too, btw

    • Luigi301

      I just got here

    • I’m sick of it all

      • Maybe you should take a break then

    • Passerby

      Yeah I’ve been popping in in out since BW and it has increasingly become a place of negativity. The tact is really going down the drain

      • Passerby

        I never really thought you can outgrow Pokemon, but this site makes me think that some people have outgrown it. There isn’t anything wronf with this site, I think it’s just an overcharge of emotions

      • Fedex

        Yes and although we all play a part there are certain individuals who play a major role in creating these environments. No need to mention names.

        • I feel I have been brought to the stand… I feel, I should hold a lot of blame in this.

          I admit I have instigated people with my sometimes poorly worded or just plain hateful comments on this topic 🙁

          I’m sorry to all whom I have fought with and or hurt these past few weeks 🙁

  • EarthenWarrior

    I just find it odd that I’m one of the few people arguing so much over USUM…
    Maybe I’m just losing my touch

    • I’ve barely been arguing, and I still feel angry

    • Luigi301

      What exactly is there to argue about? Think of it like this. They say it’s supposed to be very enhanced versions of sun and moon. We’ve seen a little bit but not everything. There could be more content than anyone here thinks we just don’t know it yet

      • EarthenWarrior

        Zactly (granted I’m too busy to get into the heavy stuff ATM)

        I’m just gonna wait to play the game THEN rail it for the parts that didn’t meet expectations

        • Luigi301

          I mean I’ve been pessimistic because I got bored with sun and moon and I hate Z moves so much. If the story is longer then I’ll be playing for a while. Some of the new areas like the UBs homes or whatever look pretty cool. If anything else just remember there are other arguably more exciting games coming

      • MK126

        I think everyone has just set their expectations way too high given the amount of info we have received in the past with XY/ORAS/SM. TBH getting mad over something as small as a video game and its “lack of post game content” is rather ridiculous when theres still new information being revealed. Maybe GF realized their marketing mistakes for SM and not releasing everything at one time. Fans have just becoming spoiled and set themselves up for failure when old features arent in games no more

        • Luigi301

          No matter how you slice it content is getting out. There is no demo but there will be big data dumps before launch I am almost certain

    • Fedex

      you’ll be ok fam
      I think you’ve had a few tough days judging by recent posts
      just wait till a trailer drops and I bet you’ll be back to your “Conkeldurr stance: 😛

  • I’m leaving. Don’t know when I’ll be back, maybe when there is a new trailer but I’m just not going to ever be excited for USUM. Don’t even know if I’m getting it. I just have too many bad memories associated with it at this point and I have a list of games I’d rather play

    I’m more unhappy than I’ve ever been and coming here to be repeatedly frustrated at USUM isn’t helping. I’m not even the same person anymore. And I hate that. I’m just that angry girl now. No ones going to say it. But it doesn’t matter. I’ll be back eventually

    • I’ll probably still be here whenever you come back. Just take the time to clear your head.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      I’m sorry you feel that way. Hopefully with a little time away you can recharge your batteries and feel better.

    • Luigi301

      I don’t get why dislike of a game is making you crazy and want to leave. Since when is pokemon the only thing people talk about here? Other than USUM there’s no reason to leave.

      • Pokémon isn’t the only thing making me depressed dude. I have a life and it’s slow, tedious and frustrating.
        Pokémon is something that has always kept me going and now even that is making me angry now.

        I don’t need it in my life if im just going to feel bad. I don’t need to be here if im going to take it out on others

        • Luigi301

          I don’t see how disliking USUM is taking anger and depression out on others. There’s nothing wrong with not being excited. Don’t make yourself crazy over these games it’s really not worth it

          • Luigi301

            Also idk why Alex deleted his post but I cut and pasted my reply:

            Well then shame on those people. It’s better to ignore because apparently if you aren’t excited you aren’t a true fan. Just avoid the negativity and in that case avoid Joe Merricks twitter cuz all you’ll get is negativity towards those who are not hyped

          • Easier said than done. It’s like trying to avoid politics, they’re everywhere

          • Luigi301

            It’s impossible to avoid politics. It’s literally part of everything in everyday life tbh. They can also be fun at times lol

          • Not when you don’t like the current president. But, I’m getting off topic, it’s not impossible to avoid “negative” opinions, but it’s extremely hard.

          • Nothing about US politics is fun. Especially when the current administration is quietly phasing out any mention of LGBTQ+ and the president is joking that the Vice President wants to hang me and people like me.

          • Luigi301

            I meant fun as in laughable. The mans a moron. Doesn’t know what he’s doing at all. And the VP is even worse

          • It’s not that simple. If it was that easy I wouldn’t be making this post.

            People here are either excited or cynical and no one is going to change their mind. The negativity will get to me. And it does. Because human beings aren’t robots who can just filter the bad stuff. Especially when I’m in such an unhappy spot and I’m not all mentally there so I’m going to get mad at people. Im going to scream and yell and cause arguments. No one needs that.

    • Prashanth Raghuram

      I’m sorry you feel this way! Pokemon and especially Pokejungle (even if I’m little more than a lurker) has always been my safe space that I escape to when things in real life get too hard. I’m super excited for USUM but everyone doesn’t need to be. They might meet my expectations or even exceed them, or they might disappoint. I’m not thinking about that now. But it’s equally okay to feel uninterested, which is honestly largely what I felt for XY. Remember, no matter what you’re going through, it’s all a phase and will end eventually only to move onto the next phase, as long as you keep moving forward. That’s what I tell myself when things get too hard to deal with. 🙂 Anyways, coming from a longtime lurker, I’ll miss your sardonic humor and ranting. Hope you feel better soon!

  • Actually, I might just be taking a break too. I don’t really come here as often, and I think I just wanna focus on other things. I know what I just said to Star, but that’s just how I am. This isn’t definite though, so whatever. If I do leave, then I’ll see you in probably a week or something

  • Murder Freak

    I’m not leaving, but I don’t know how often I’ll come here if so many people are

    • I’ll be here almost hourly (save the fact I have school) and so refuse to leave… I have nothing else to do in life

  • Sunny

    Well I guess I will be the odd one out and not join the bandwagon that is leaving Pokejungle for a short break. I can see where Star and others are coming from in saying about how some of us will be positive or negative regardless of these games regardless of what info comes out. With me belonging to the former party. If the environment on here is becoming toxic and detrimental to some individuals then it would probably be for the best for a break to be taken. At some points in our lives it is important to take a look atourselves and ask if what we are doing or who we are is congruent with the ideal selves that we want to become. I did not expect for the prerelease season to be as controversial as it has become. Nevertheless, for those who feel it is necessary to take a break from Pokejungle and maybe even Pokémon, whether it is temporary or permanent; I wish them the best of luck in their pursuit of happiness.

    • Fedex

      I’ll still be here but I’m glad some are taking a breal hopefully they’ll be back fresh ✌

    • Don’t worry I’m not leaving either (I literally do nothing else some days, but come here because got nothing I’d rather do then see y’all)

      But I do feel sorry as I feel I caused much drama and agony in some of these aggressive arguments we have had, and I feel responsible for driving Star away (even though I really like her… In the friends type of way, not the other way). So I can’t recall, but I want to apologize to you in case I ever did fight with you

      • Sunny

        No worries. I never felt offended nor do I remember having a fight with you. I also share in your sentiments about possibly driving people away. There were times when I would make comments that I thought would lighten the mood but in retrospect they may have been too juvenile in terms of humor. Aside from SM, this is the only prerelease season that I have been through on this site as an active participant. Thus, I did not expect for some people to have left due to the environment created by the discussions of USUM. I feel the same way about Star and the others, but I think at this point it is important for some people to get a break. It might be the breath of fresh air that they needed.

  • Sunny

    This video by Nintendo UK was posted on a rumor thread. Supposedly they explicitly says that there will be new Pokémon in USUM. I can’t watch it right now so I am posting it to ask if someone could confirm this for me. I don’t know when they say it in the video but it is less than 4 minutes long so it shouldn’t take that long to watch.

    https://youtu.be/b7RxGaNZu7U

    Thus, please let me know if they said anything new and if they do confirm the presence of new Pokémon in USUM and what they mean new Pokémon (do they mean Alola forms, UB, or maybe an actual new Pokémon).

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      The USUM wishlist also says “new Pokemon” but I always assumed it just meant new to alola

      • Browserboom

        Maybe

      • Sunny

        Yes, but I’m wondering in what context they said new Pokémon, I can’t watch this video now without wasting loads of data. Thus, I am asking someone to do me a solid and le that me know of anything peculiar in this video.

      • Browserboom

        UB’s

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          Well yeah, but they listed the. Ew UBs as well to it’d be a separate thing

      • joker901

        Imo he meant realy new pokemon cause, always imo, there’ll be at least one new mythical

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          I guess we shall see. This time around it feels like they’ve held onto a crap ton of info to reveal just before the release.

      • Auragar

        The wishlist was before the UBs were announced right? It could just refer to them because like it or not they are new Pokemon, people.

    • MK126

      1st question: are there any new forms of PKMN in this adventure ans are there any entirely new pkmn?

      -New Necrozma forms
      – New UBs (more than Burst/Assembly/Adhesive but can’t talk about them currently)

      2nd question: Returns of legemdaries?

      – Riding Solgaleo/Lunala on the Ultra Warp Ride
      – Meet new pokemon and among them is Mewtwo

      3rd question: how many pkmn featured in the game

      – More additions on top of whats in SM
      – Over 400 types (some you can find using the Warp Hole feature)

      • Sunny

        Thanks!!

        • Murder Freak

          And also:
          What’s your favourite Sun/Moon Pokemon?
          Shigeru Ohmori: Rockruff (he has a dog at home and he mentioned LycanDusk and its Z-move)
          Kazumasa Iwao: Togedemaru (he mentions that in USUM there are some new scenes with Togedemaru)

          • Sunny

            I see that they are pandering to their favorite Pokémon.

          • Murder Freak

            I still hope Toge gets the Z-Move so it’s worth using, but ”New Scenes” sounds more like Totem cutscenes

        • MK126

          No probs! It was a pain to do since my phone runs on Sprint 3G while at work 😧

          • Sunny

            Sorry about that. I’m still very grateful.

          • MK126

            don’t worry bout it! I was bored at work

  • Luigi301

    I’m confused am I supposed to know what rainbow rocket is

    • Sunny

      Rainbow Rocket was hinted by USUM wishlist back in March and less than a month ago it has become public knowledge to the western world that the Chinese Riddler compiled rumors that explicitly backed up the existence of Rainbow Rocket.

      • Luigi301

        Oh I thought maybe the code name of Pokémon rainbow. More meaningless rumors online that people are quick to hype. Even if the stuff rumors say is true, so what? In that case they had to have some connection but you wouldn’t know that till confirmed. They mean nothing lol. Meant for entertainment

    • Auragar

      Just a new version of Team Rocket in Alola for some reason.

  • Armaggedon16

    Welp. People are leaving. People are fighting. I’ll prolly still drop in out of here like usual, and i hope this place returns to normal and everyone is bqck soon.

  • Sunny

    Also I haven’t really seen anyone talk about this but if the retail display is showing actual game content then UB-Adhesive (Sticky) is probably not evolving since it was shown in battle at Lv. 50. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/65032bad61263f9a7a20edd17727de0906363d71b23d276af98da15f54839eaa.png Or it evolved at a very late level like a number of 5th Gen Pokémon or by another method. It is also shown that later on in the games the URS will have more than one Pokémon in their teams.

    • InfinityD4

      Unless it’s like Deino.

      • Murder Freak

        It’d Kinda make sense, UBs are powerful mons just like Deino’s a Pseudo Legends

        • InfinityD4

          I mean 3 UB’s are Legends, technically, they just don’t have codenames

    • Auragar

      Of course it isn’t going to evolve, anybody that thought it was going to was a moron.

  • Browserboom

    I just want the switch game

  • UnburdenedLegume

    In regards to the video posted below by Sunny they’re basically confirming a Z-move for Togedemaru

    • Sunny

      ¡Gracias!

    • Murder Freak

      Wait with that, It’s actually more likely that Toge is the new Electric Totem, even tho I’d prefer it to get a Z-Move

      • Sunny

        Either way I hope that the Electric Totem is more threatening this time. I actually struggled a lot with my team but they were weak to that Trial.

        • Murder Freak

          what?… is it me or did you make a mistake there

          • Sunny

            Yes I meant to say “because” instead of “but”.

        • EarthenWarrior

          My team had ZERO problems with any of the totems (except Wishiwashi)

          • I had few troubles with Mimikyu

            None others though (Lurantis didn’t summon Castform and Wishiwashi didn’t summon Alomoloa)

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Lol i blasted through Wishiwashi, even in my first playthrough. Mimikyu and Lurantis proved rather annoying for me, but maybe my team selection wasnt that good.

          • Sunny

            I was really anxious about that Totem considering it’s BST and that it got a Defense boost. However, Crabrawler’s All-Out Pummeling one-shotted it. Quite anti-climatic.

        • Ultron

          I like vikavolt as the totem, the problem is that the trial itself was so lazy

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I beat it easily with my Golisopod mainly, who was underleveled.

          • Sunny

            I think my team was Primarina, Araquanid, Crabrawler, and Salazzle. I used a Fire type Z-move with Salazzle, not realizing that the Totem Vikavolt was holding an Occa berry. Thus, that trial nearly screwed me over since I was at a significant type disadvantage when Salazzle was rendered obsolete.

      • I still hope Vikabot is the totem

    • Auragar

      Not really though people have long speculated that it will get one.

  • Josh Omega

    Okay Nintendo needs to stop this. They are attacking my wallet way too much. I am currently paying off a switch with BOTW that is on layaway right now. I fully payed off mario odyssey already and there are like 5 more switch games I want. Now they keep making me want USUM more and more. Not to mention the mario and Luigi remake. Nintendo please give my wallet a break 😂

    • Murder Freak

      Just rob your gamestop

      • Josh Omega

        I know you are joking but that so wouldn’t work out for me 😂 the workers would recognize my voice since I come in there ALOT 😂

    • EarthenWarrior

      Get a job hippie

      • Josh Omega

        I have a job though 😂 a boring one but still a job lol

      • Ultron

        Gaming is an expensive hobby

        • Josh Omega

          So true. Especially when you have college loans to pay off too lol

          • Ultron

            Ugh I can definitely relate on that one

    • ShinyXatu

      Nintendo has never been better than how they are (and have been) in 2017. I think we can all agree. USUM is like a gift on top of that.

      • Josh Omega

        Agreed with you 100 percent and as a huge Nintendo fan it makes me so happy to see them doing so great this year. After the issues with the Wii U it seems that Nintendo is getting back on track with the switch. Hope they keep it up! I think they will with all the games they have under their belt. Metroid prime 4 and Pokémon switch are confirmed. That isn’t even counting the possibilities of smash for switch and animal crossing either! Which let’s be honest both will happen eventually

  • Ultron

    Im kind of curious as to how the ultra beasts actually exist within their own worlds because they appear to be the only creatures there. What do they eat? Are they cannibalistic? If they don’t eat then why can you feed them pokebeans? I imagine some of them eat natural elements of their world like xurkitree could just eat electricity as its source of nutrition, but surely not Buzzwole.

    • Maybe their prey isn’t mentioned. Like how did Girtina eat in the distortion world? I mean there’s no life that lives there except it and a small handful of people who went there temporarily

      • Ultron

        Eh I mean for Giratina, palkia, dialga, and arceus, I kinda see them as being above the necessity of food. They’re living embodiments of time and space and such. Giratina could always just poof out of the distortion world and snatch some children or something anyway lol

        • True, I do wonder though if Girtina was locked in permanently (like a genie in a bottle till someone opens it) or if its more like it can escape, but it can only be out a short time before being sucked back until a seal is broken

    • EarthenWarrior

      I have long thought this over

      Buzzwole are definitely cannibastic I theorize that Buzzwole’s food chain is purely who can drain the other first
      Pheramosa probably has a type of mold or vegetation in their desert world
      Kartana and Celesteela probably do not to eat or they consist solely on plant nutrition
      Xurkitree only needs electricity
      And Guzzlord Ive theorized its realm is nothing more then a dark void asteroid belt since Guzzlord can eat away their home so all remains are the bits and pieces of a devoured rock

      • Sunny

        Isn’t it interesting that we haven’t even been shown the world that Guzzlord inhabits in any of the recent trailers.

        • Ultron

          Maybe an asteroid type workd that’s been ravaged by his eating

      • Ultron

        Weird that we had like the same idea for guzzlord lol.

  • ShinyXatu

    In case you weren’t aware, NeoGAF has been through a sort of…cleansing recently, and as a result lots of people are requesting to be banned and other crazy stuff. This one guy, however, claims to have had shared insider knowledge in the past and is now purging all of his information before (likely) leaving for good. Of course, there isn’t much of a reason to give this credibility but it is something to consider:

    -A sequel to a 3DS game is coming to Switch. Remember what was said about new character inclusion for Smash.
    -Netflix (but not Hulu) are coming Q1. Announcement will be tied with a Netflix-produced show.
    -Themes will arrive with a Dec. 25 update. Free if you own the game or amiibo.
    -Metroid Prime 4 will have a subtitle that people know, Q4 at the earliest. First footage in January Direct.
    -Little Mac was almost in ARMS. There’s a reason he’s not.
    -A new spinoff is coming exclusively to the eShop using assets from a game already released

    • Sunny

      I am not aware. Why are people requesting for themselves to be banned, or did I read it wrong?

      • ShinyXatu

        No, you read it right. The owner of the site is facing sexual harassment allegations (which he denies) and everyone is really pissed off about it for some reason. I think these people are WAY out of line myself…taking it too personally and imploding the site on their own volition. But it’s just a phase, better people will come through.

        • That’s terrible >:(
          I hope better people come through instead of hating on PJ (PJ deserves 0 hate here and should be treated with respect)

          • ShinyXatu

            This is about NeoGAF, not PokeJungle! But it’s true, I have seen people outside of here give PJ a bad rep for no reason at all.

          • Oh… oops

            But still I hate bigoted people who hate on LGBT+ people just based on that (There’s far worse things to be then Gay)

          • Josh Omega

            I have seen the hate pj gets too. I don’t know get it. A lot of people hate that he discusses rumors but that’s the main reason I come to this site. It’s much more welcoming than say serebii

          • ShinyXatu

            Sometimes it’s the other way around because of the time last year when PJ was so certain about the starter evolution leak (just as I was), and Serebii flat-out denied it.

          • Josh Omega

            I still can’t believe how early the evos leaked out. After that I don’t think I will ever outright say a leak is fake again. I still wonder who leaked them out so early. That said I have seen the hate serebii gets as well.

    • Lazy terror

      I’m kinda curious as to what 3ds game that is, I can’t think any atm hmm

      • ShinyXatu

        Kid Icarus immediately came to my mind. Could also be Triforce Heroes, Luigi’s Mansion, Codename STEAM, etc.

    • Murder Freak

      Soooo we may be getting a Netflix Produced Nintendo show?… OMGOMGOMG

    • ghost phoenix

      the sequel game is and this will shock you but the sequel might not be directly from the 3ds just saying ik a few things most likely a bravely default switch game or a fates release but im telling you here and now GS thats all im gunna reply is a simple GS also metroid prime 4 release date september 2018 New smash game on switch is not wrong but not right either just go ahead do yourself a favour look into those games youll thank me later and i hope you figure out what GS is because it all starts with GS GS GS GS

    • Auragar

      Sounds like bs especially considering the state that NeoGAF is in right now where it is a lawless anything goes wasteland.

  • EarthenWarrior

    So it’s that time again Earthen’s attempt to make a fake on BST

    Today is one of my most positively reviewed creations Sylkommand the bug/psychic puppeteer

    Now it is a parasitic Pokemon who’s only means of attacking is subduing a larger stronger Pokemon in psychically imbued threads and controlling them like a puppet

    It’s only ability Psychic Bond redistributes taken damage back to a ally (or Prankster)
    HP: 115
    Atk: 30
    Def: 135
    SpAtk: 60
    SpDef: 140
    Speed: 55
    BST: 535

    Struggle Bug
    Spiderweb
    Tickle
    Psych Up
    Teeter Dance
    Psybeam
    Reflect
    Light Screen
    Mirror Coat
    Swagger
    Flatter
    Soul Link (Signature attack where for the next 5 turns all taken damage is redistributed to the attacker)
    Sticky Web
    Destiny Bond

  • Ok guys help me my friend (you all know Sweet Tooth right?) he got his own disqus without using my extra account and now he can’t post without a verification code that won’t go through to his G-mail… Any reason why it won’t go through so I can help him out and can finally get on here?

    • Please people help he’s driving me crazy! He keeps sending verification emails, but they don’t ever show up

    • ShinyXatu

      Has he checked the spam folder?

  • ShinyXatu

    I just realized that the 3DS has existed through three Nintendo home console generations: 2010-2011, the end of the Wii, all of Wii U until 2017, and now Switch (for at least a year or two). It’s time for something new.

    • Josh Omega

      The 3ds was such a great system. I agree though although it will be kind of sad retiring my new 3ds xl eventually. Have played so many great games on it. It’s odd to think at the same time that the ds line overall is most likely ending soon. 2004-2017 at least and probably some of 2018

      • ShinyXatu

        I think the New 2DS XL shows that they’re not done with their handheld lines. In fact, I expect them to reveal an entirely new generation of handheld in 2019, 2020 or 2021 with exclusive games that go in tandem with the Switch. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I think Nintendo will want another source of revenue besides the Classic line and the Switch when the 3DS officially kicks the bucket. I mean, we all thought the DS could go on forever as well didn’t we?

        • Josh Omega

          It’s a possibility for sure. I kind of wonder if they introduce a completely portable Nintendo Switch. Not sure what they would call it but it could be priced at around 199.99 or so and maybe play most of the switch games if not all. Just unable to be hooked up to the tv is all.

          • ShinyXatu

            I doubt it because they strictly market the Switch as a home console you can take on the go. If you make it a portable home console it’s not the same and wouldn’t be the Switch. But if they were to replace the 3DS with a portable that can play games in 1080p then it would be a technically better experience than the Switch’s portable experience AND be dedicated and different.

          • Josh Omega

            We will have to wait and see I guess. Either way Nintendo is getting more of my money most likely lol

  • ghost phoenix

    posted this in a reply but look into the meaning behind GS you might be suprised and no its not pokemon related but look for a nintendo game with GS youll get a lot of info about nintendo from that

  • Sweet Tooth

    Yay! I guess Kurusu spoiled the surprise, but I got my account now! Sorry to see all these people go though 🙁

    But I’ll be joining more frequently now at least so that’s one thing to hopefully brighten your moods

    • zess

      Who left and why are people leaving? Also welcome to the jungle Sweet Tooth!

      • Well StarStorm, Seraph and Alex have a confirmed they are leaving till further notice.

        And I think a few others might have left

        • Auragar

          Alex left? No he was my Persona 5 dude.

          • Yeah he and Seraph have left till another trailer and possibly after. I surely will miss them

      • Sunny

        USUM has created a controversial environment for some that was perpetuating a negative attitude in their personal lives or had a negative effect on them. Thus, to mitigate this, some people decided to take a break.

        • zess

          I see… well what ever helps them cope or what not. I’m sure they’ll be back after the games release if not sooner.

        • Fedex

          The negativity was becoming too much I’m glad certain people left we can do without that.
          Hopefully the break will do them good once they’ve returned.

      • Fedex

        Oh don’t worry it will be for the best :]
        Most of us are still here

        • zess

          True! Kurusu gave me a few names and star’s was among them. from what i can tell she’s been kinda on the edge lately and perhaps this break will do her some good.

    • ShinyXatu

      Sweet victory! Rejoice, my brethren, in the presence of our new vivacious guest!

    • Fedex

      Welcomeee!
      Are you an old jungler returning or a new one??

      • Sweet Tooth

        Technically new.
        For a while I ghosted and used my friend Kurusu’s secondary account (We are friends irl)

        But this is my own full fledged account I made

        • Sunny

          Do you really have a sweet tooth or is that a lie in order to make yourself more interesting? (Squints eyes).

          • Sweet Tooth

            I do love sweet foods they are my favorite

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Well this could be interesting, I wonder if they’ll be woven into the plot or part of the post-game.

    Also I saw Thor Ragnarok today, ’twas great.

    • Ultron

      I gotta wait till next friday :/ Im excited though! It’s getting great reviews

      • Monkeyfuzz

        It’ll be worth the wait. Also make sure to stay for both Post-credits scenes.

        • Sunny

          There are two?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yes, one after the first credits bit that usually has art/whatever then one after the black background rolling credits, they have been doing this for Marvel movies for a while now.

          • Sunny

            I know, I am just making sure since GOTGV2 had like 5 ending credit scenes.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            That was special. Pretty much just stay until the end and the cleaner hits you with a mop until you have to leave.

        • Ultron

          Well of course 😉

    • Auragar

      Post game.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I had assumed it probably would be since we have enough teams for the main story, hopefully it’s worthwhile.

        • Auragar

          Yeah well I mean URS is literally just 4 (2 per game) people but yeah. 3 teams is kind of a bit much.

          • Murder Freak

            URS probably has more people. And who knows, maybe they aren’t evil.

          • Auragar

            I don’t think so. The name squad implies a smaller group. And eh I think they will be anti-hero-ish.

  • TheUltraMonster6893
    • Monkeyfuzz

      Bright orange speedos because Alola.

  • joker90
    • Sunny

      Gamefreak can be so insensitive at times. We are defined by more than our colors-that includes evil team leaders whose goals range from disruption of the status quo to world domination/destruction. Don’t they consider the feelings of those team leaders. For shame! Gamefreak.

    • MK126

      😱😱😱😱

    • Murder Freak

      Some of these are stretched (Guzma, Cyrus, URS)

  • Auragar

    I guess my post didn’t go through? I still can’t believe that Rainbow Rocket is actually real that was like the most stupid bs fake thing I had ever heard, not that I am upset that it is real, I am just like… wow. These games have so much going on in them like I don’t even.

    • Sunny

      And there may be even more!

      • Auragar

        What do you mean?

        • Fedex

          Apparently other evil teams may also return though that’s just a rumour atm!

          • Auragar

            Hm… I am skeptical even though Rainbow Rocket is real.

          • Fedex

            Me too but there’s a strong chance with this being the finale 3ds game they literally are throwing all their cards into this one.
            It honestly would not surprise me if all the evil teams have a role in say post game.

          • Auragar

            *shrug* I doubt it but I wouldn’t care too much. I don’t really like Aqua/Magma and they just had a game focusing on them so meh, same could be said for Flare though I dislike them less than Aqua/Magma.

    • zess

      Yeah it completely took me by suprise as well. When the rumors were talking about Rainbow Rocket i was like *yeah right*😏 now I don’t know what to believe , but at any rate these games are gearing up to be something special!

      • Auragar

        They are truly what SM should have been.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      I’ll admit it does sound a little fan fictiony. That said it could be one of the coolest things they’ve done so well have to see what they have planned. I’m just interested to see all the characters from older games in their new 3d model forms. I wonder if they have slight redesigns to match the new game

      • Auragar

        We don’t know who is returning though. I mean the grunts are just generic grunts so eh.

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          Well the rumor Ray’s that the old leaders are gonna return too. So maybe they’ll have some slightly new designs to match their reappearances

          • Auragar

            Leaders of what? Gyms? Or TR? Because I can’t see Giovanni coming back.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            Leaders like from other teams. The hot theory is that Giovanni has gathered all the other team leaders. Which in a small sense makes some sense? Apparently they consider these games the culmination of everything they’ve worked on up til now. So one final hurrah with all the bad guys on a handheld could be their thought process

          • Auragar

            Oh you are talking about the rumour Fedex mentioned. Yeah I don’t see Giovanni coming back and I just don’t see why other team leaders would work under Giovanni.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            Why would TR come back in general? There’s a lot of things that don’t make sense hahaha

          • Auragar

            Not the first time Team Rocket has come back. It being based on rainbows to fit Alola is also a cute little thing. It is less odd than Giovanni coming back after explicitly saying he will not come back when Neo Team Rocket was doing its bs. And even if he did come back now that he is extremely old, there is no way other leaders who were in charge of their respective groups would fall in line with Giovanni’s schemes. They would do their own thing if anything. I don’t see that happening either. I think it will just be Rainbow Rocket with its set of grunts and a new leader, maybe some admins but eh maybe not.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            How does it make sense that yet another small faction of TR would show up like 20 years later? It made sense for them to appear again after getting beaten by red, but this time what would yet another faction of them want to achieve. TR isn’t really TR without Giovanni. That’s why they failed so badly in Johto. They didn’t have their leader. And yes yes I know technically they failed in Kanto too, but even still they were only able to have solid goals thanks to their boss. What motivation 20 years later would brand new members have. I can’t see them introducing yet another brand new leader for TR this far in the general story.

          • Auragar

            Maybe there are people in Alola who idolize Team Rocket and after learning about Necrozma and Team Skull/Aether Foundation/Ultra Recon Squad’s failure they want to have a go at it. I don’t see a 50-70 year old Giovanni leading an evil team in a region that is a day or so travel away from his home.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            I guess we’ll find out relatively soon. Hard to say at this point

    • Ultron

      Gotta give gamefreak some credit for really adding to the story. Just wish it had been done this way for sun and moon because the third versions always make the originals obsolete

  • Sunny

    Not sure how big is “big” and when it’s coming, but Paul Ryan hasn’t disappointed yet in this pre-release season.

    https://twitter.com/PokeshopperVGC/status/922919079538696192

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Yeah should be interesting to see what it is. Paul Ryan seems really well informmed so no need to question whether he’s over hyping stuff or not

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Is the news big or is the figurine big?

      • Murder Freak

        Size accurate Alolan Exeggutor Figurine

    • Auragar

      Hrm… when is this news coming?

    • ShinyXatu

      Big…figurine news?

      • Sunny

        Pokémon figurines.

    • Lazy terror

      Does that mean that the figurines that they’re showing are big in size?

  • Shady

    So instead of visiting Kanto ….making Kanto visiting u kinda clever GF

    • Sunny

      Returns home to see that you are done moving in and the boxes are nowhere to be seen.

      You: “Mom when did we finish unpacking?”

      Turns around to see the Kanto Gym Leaders moving the boxes.

      Turns out your home is another battle facility.

    • Auragar

      Well our character (at least in SM) was from Kanto so heh.

  • Murder Freak

    I decided to write down every location (including routes) from my fakemon region. I could post some of them if you guys would like to see them.

    • Murder Freak

      By write down, I mean all catchable mons there, items, trainers etc

    • Sweet Tooth

      Yes I would love to hear them

  • Murder Freak

    Micheal Bay is making a Live Action Dora the Explorer Movie. Like What the actual f*ck, this sounds like a CollegeHumor video from 2012. Actually, in 2012, CollegeHumor made this:
    https://youtu.be/TnpTcrtsN3U

    • PumpkinLord

      This caused me physical pain

    • ShinyXatu

      Yeah, I saw this last night. Absolutely NOT OKAY!

    • EarthenWarrior

      *Spurts blood from every available orifice*

    • Sweet Tooth

      … My life is a lie and this just killed whatever mood I had

    • The Spooky Scurry Golurk

      …You’re kidding right?

  • MenacingCascoon

    We have our 2nd loser. Faba. He threw a rowlet so it makes sense why is just trash. Surprised he wasn’t first!
    Voting time! Same rules! Vote for 3 least favorite!!
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V-V_edp-qpKl7CAwSPZHXx31PPqkIRMruql1Vvn-9bg/edit

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Idk why, but I thought the Animal Crossing direct was tomorrow. I guess maybe that’s because I care a lot less about Animal Crossing. It’s one of those games I play for a short while and then get really REALLY bored with only to never tough again……..

  • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3663ca7266532211047cb09d8fc42f4c56dc958241629e67f70cd7f7e8be3ea9.jpg
    Oh my god, what am I doing with my life? This is like the 3rd time I’ve watched this

    • Also, I need someone to draw a picture of Gabite in All Might’s clothes (they’re both voiced by Kenta Miyake). I would kill to see that happen

    • Fedex

      What isss that??

      • It’s the Japanese version of the Explorers of Time and Darkness special

    • Auragar

      Wait Alex you are still here. 😮

      • Hey

        • Auragar

          Hi.

  • Murder Freak

    (Stolen from a YT comment)
    Rainbow Rocket
    Kanto Team Rocket HQ is in Celadon
    Celadon city Gym Leader us Erika
    Erika has two Grass/Poison mons and gives you the Rainbow Badge

    • Erika leader of Team Rocket confirmed?

      • EarthenWarrior

        I’ve heard enough burn them all!

    • Auragar

      No.

  • Fedex

    Ahhh enjoying the peace.
    No negativity anywhere I look. You could say the sky is starless..LOL
    Bit quiet though like the quiet before the storm we’re all waiting for GF to drop a trailer and then it begins!

    • Ultron

      Honestly though it’s complete crap that gamefreak can’t…

      Hehe 😉

      • Fedex

        Well you got me there :]
        Wanted to ask you I’ve never read Goblet but apparently they changed the scene for the first task of the Tri wizard tournament.
        Which one did you prefer the book or movie version?
        The movie vers. seems more dramatic and was quite the scene!

        • Ultron

          Hm. Yeah the Hungarian Horntail doesn’t break free in the book and chase Harry around the school. I do like that, but I don’t like that the dragon just dies. Seems a bit harsh on the dragon

    • Sunny

      I already miss Star, I know it wasn’t good for Star but I didn’t realized how much I enjoyed the fact that there was someone so vociferous in their opposition of the upcoming games. It was like Star was the Earthen in this pre-release cycle. In all seriousness, I do hope that Star feels better after this break and that Earthen will get a break in life so he can pick up his role of delivering the daily tirade on Pokejungle that has been absent for this pre-release cycle.

      • zess

        I’m sure she’ll be back to debut her Halloween art seeing as she’s been working so hard on it.

      • Fedex

        She’s really cool deep down and I want her back once she’s feeling better.
        But I have to be honest she was getting out of hand.
        Maybe this break and USUM will do some good for her and she’ll come back shining like a real star!

        • MK126

          Why was she getting so upset?

          • Fedex

            I think it’s just one of them phases in life. Maybe general things like school and just life was stacking up on her.
            I don’t know her too well so giving her benefit of the doubt that’s what I would say.
            I too often wondered why she would always get upset.

          • MK126

            Cause getting upset over a video game seems pretty dumb

          • Fedex

            True. Whilst we’re all passionate one shouldn’t get so crazy and mad over every little thing at every opportunity!
            Anyways that’s how the cookie crumbled around here!

          • MK126

            Especially with people you dont know from a hole in the wall. Rage-quitting and being triggered by other peoples opinions online is pointless

          • Fedex

            Exactly. Being unhappy and complaining all the time brings everyone elses mood down spoiling the best part of the game as in the pre release hype season.

          • MK126

            I dont see why people are complaining tbh we dont even know if Rainbow Rocket and the URS are post game content or if theyre integrated into the main story? For all we know GF could be keeping the post game content underwraps

          • Sweet Tooth

            I think it was all the stress in her life (Including its gotta be pretty hard being trans, without anymore stress on top of it)

            I sympathise for her and hope she gets in a better state of no d so she can rebecome the happy Star I’ve seen

          • Ultron

            While I can’t speak on her behalf, I think it’s more like this isn’t quite the direction that she wants pokemon to go, which I totally understand. Her and I usually agree on things like 90% of the time. Now I am definitely anticipating USUM at the current moment, but that’s not to say I don’t have similar reservations about the game/s. I hope that the Switch version can be a fresh start for the series, and perhaps for Star and I’s expectations, and anyone else who might feel similarly.

          • Fedex

            That’s fine whether he likes the game or not but it’s the attitude that star has adopted causing several fights, imposing himself on others and using the “I’ve been here for many years and im liked” card to get away with this behaviour.
            Unfortunately many people started to see through it.
            Lets hope this break benefits star.
            I for one shall distance myself from these issues in future.

      • What happened to Earthen and Star?

        • Fedex

          Earthen is ok.
          Star has decided to take a break to cool down she said she’ll be back!

          • Oh ok. I hope she feels alright.

          • Sweet Tooth

            Earthen has been pretty chill lately, I’m happy he’s found a way to be somewhat happier than usual

        • Sunny

          Earthen is just busy. Everything is cool for him. USUM had became something negative for Star, so she is taking a break from this site.

      • Me too, I think her, Seraph, Alex and Earthen kinda made up the base of this site (They are I think the most constant here)

    • zess

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a94f1deab5d72ba870b366aac54c997b033e43f8b63ed260b99088d09200ba5.jpg but all jokes aside when do you think they’ll drop the final trailer? Im thinking around the end of this week.

      • Fedex

        Tbh I’m thinking the same. The wait and suspense is killing me!

        • zess

          I really want to know how this new team rocket fits into the story. Is it November 17 yet?

          • Fedex

            Lemme check. Nope you’ll have to wait a little longer 😛
            You wanna know what’s killing me?

          • zess

            What?

          • Fedex

            The rumours about the other past teams reappearing from alternate universes as successfully completing their goals.
            If that is true then I wonder what crazy plot main and post game they’ve got for us.
            And then that raises my hopes for not one but several alolan forms!

          • zess

            But my only thing is even if the achieved their goals why would the ever work for team rocket?the only ones I could see under RR’s control voluntarily are maybe team Aqua and magma. Only time will tell!

          • Fedex

            That’s the part that is killing me soo many unanswered questions reminds me when the frozen unova map had us on the edge of our seats.
            We’re just waiting, just waiting for one damn trailer now haha :]

  • Sunny

    Welp just landed back at my home state for my second Medical School Interview that is tomorrow. I feel confident right now but I’m sure that the nerves will creep up on me by tomorrow morning.

    • Fedex

      Nerves are what makes it worthwhile. That’s the fun part!

      • Sunny

        Not when your future depends on it and when this school is the one most likely to accept you according to statistics. I don’t want to be the odd 25% that is rejected after this point.

        • Fedex

          True but because you are nervous that means that YOU realise it’s importance and that will push you forward!
          Don’t they say..when the going gets tough, the tough gets…going!
          And always remember if it’s meant to be then no one can stop you!

  • Wait, WAAAAAAAT?

    • So, there’s Skull, Ultra Recon Squad, AF, AND this Rainbow team?!

      (And why they lowkey look like Rocket grunts…)

      I think they’re… Alolan Team Rocket! XD

      • Fedex

        I can totally see the grunts saying that…”we’re back, we’re the new and improved Alolan team rocket”!

  • Sunny

    So the big figurine news that Paul Ryan said was coming…was of Ash Ketchum and Serena…yea…this man really likes his merchandise.

    • Fedex

      ohh I expected more oh well 🙂

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      I mean his first and foremost interest is in merch. Not every “BIG THING” is gonna be USUM news. His job involves merchandise not the spreading of game info. It’s just that sometimes this stuff intersects. I feel like people need to stop looking to him for every leak and tiny bit of news. When he thinks it’s game related he typically says so. Otherwise you’re only tricking yourself.

    • Auragar

      Uh… well I mean that is kind of… big? She is the true canon love interest for Ash after all. He was reliable up until this.

  • ShinyXatu

    2 hours until Animal Crossing! Pray for even the slightest acknowledgement of future Animal Crossing games…but I’ll be fine with just the mobile game.

    • Auragar

      They stick to their word when they say X Direct will not feature Y thing. So don’t count on it. It will just be the mobile game. You and others looking for AC Switch need to keep waiting. It will happen just a matter of time, and that time isn’t now.

      • Ultron

        Didnt they say something along those lines at E3 but still were like, “we’re also working on a pokemon title for switch. Stay tuned for more information”

        • Auragar

          And Metroid Prime 4. But eh… Still.

      • ShinyXatu

        I never said that, the absolute most I’m expecting is the words “this application will feature compatibility with Animal Crossing on consoles” and leave it at that. Because we all know that it WILL have compatibility, the question is whether they tell us that fact now or later.

        • Auragar

          Why are you so certain it will have compatibility. Does Mario Run have compatibility with SMO?

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    So why are people so surprised that Giovanni could come back in USUM? He literally said in the HGSS flashback that he wanted to build a stronger team and eventually return better than ever. IF Rainbow Rocket isn’t that then idk what is. I feel like I’ve seen people saying that he went off and said he’d never return……

  • ShinyXatu

    My copy of Odyssey is likely going to ship sometime tomorrow, maybe in the early morning. I honestly can’t believe it’s here…the future of Mario is NOW?!? It’s going to be one more notch in Nintendo history, just like Breath of the Wild! Now don’t even get me started on Stranger Things, that’s a whole different beast. It’s going to be one hell of a weekend.

    • Dicie

      It’s amazing. Trust me. It’s so amazing.

  • The Spooky Scurry Golurk

    I know that I had no responsibility in anything of what happened, but I’m sorry about all the commotion that these games have stirred among this website. I haven’t been around too much recently on this site, but it sucks to see people taking a hiatus due to conflicting opinions. Y’all are pretty great people, and it just is bittersweet to see this.

    BTW I’m not angry with anyone, just expressing my opinion on the matter prior.

    • I had no control over others reactions either and I still feel bad that it escalated to such degree’s

      And Idk anyone who could be mad at you, you, UltraMonster and Monkeyfuzz are like the three most likable people here because you express your opinions in a passive way without trying to hurt others opinions in the process.

  • Well I did it, I have caught all Gen.3 Ghost types in Go

    I evolved my Shuppet and it became insanely strong

    • Ultron

      Yeah I’m trying to find a good duskull to keep for Dusknoir but am not having any luck

      • Yeah sadly I used a strong Duskull with 147 CP, and it only got to 300 something

        But I’m ok because its a good collectors item

        • Ultron

          Yeah the multiplier for dusclops is not very good x-x

          • Yeah Gen.3 will probably have some Pokémon that will have erratic changes

            I wonder though why everyone thinks Slaking will break the 4000 CP barrier, I mean Mewtwo can’t even get that high and its a Legendary

          • Ultron

            Yeah but slakings bst is super high so it’s possible. It’ll probably be a tank in gyms at least

          • Yeah I gotta say it possible, but I think it will be around 3500 something for its highest

            And a tank… Completely agree
            I think Gen.3’s Top 10 in no order
            1. Swampert
            2. Sceptile
            3. Blaziken
            4. Slaking
            5. Salamence
            6. Metagross
            7. Ludicolo (always possible)
            8. Gardevoir
            9. Hariyama
            10. Aggron

            I also think Manectric will also be very resourceful

          • Ultron

            Outside of the awesome legends (excluding the stupid latis) I don’t care for Gen 3 too much. The best pokemon designs are gen 4 and 5 for me. But:

            1) Milotic
            2) Sharpedo
            3) Aggron
            4) Flygon
            5) Sableye
            6) Swampert
            7) Blaziken
            8) Sceptile
            9) Torkoal
            10) Kecleon

            This order def is not set in stone, but Milotic for sure is my #1 Hoenn mon

          • Oh I was meaning the strongest Pokémon for Gen.3 Go

            My top 10 has to be
            1. Glalie
            2. Flygon
            3. Torkoal
            4. Tropius
            5. Armaldo
            6. Plusle
            7. Castform
            8. Hariyama
            9. Swampert
            10. Walrein

    • The Spooky Scurry Golurk

      Tha’s pretty ghastly my dude

  • Ithsme?

    Hmm.

    That’s pretty much my reaction to this. I don’t really know what to think, there are so many possibilities with this.
    Pros:
    – It’s Team freakin’ Rocket! Maybe they have a good motive this time
    – It’s possible the story goes deeper than we know now, but this is more than likely just an extra feature I’d assume.
    Cons:
    – 3 (maybe 4) evil teams– that could get a bit crowded. I worry the story will get too tangled up. Having too many evil teams sounds like something my 7 year old mind would have loved when I was jotting down notes for my own pokemon game, but it’d get cluttered in practice I’m sure
    – More Gen 1 stuff, and of course we can never move past that.

    Really don’t know how I feel. I’m going to stay cautiously optimistic, but this could really mean anything.

    • Dicie

      It’s strange because we thought the URS took Aether’s place and now all of a sudden we have Rainbow Rocket claiming Lusamine’s mansion… maybe Skull and Aether are in the background now, with the URS and RR at the forefront.

      Whatever the case, Team Rocket in any form is a welcome addition.

      • Ithsme?

        I’m inclined to think that maybe the whole RR scene is a post game episode.

        • Dicie

          It’s possible. Although I hope they actually have some sort of involvement as opposed to just fighting them and doing a small sidequest.

    • ShinyXatu

      I just like the whole idea of “Rainbow Rocket”: it builds off of the whole prism/light refraction concept of Necrozma as well as ties back to the roots of Gen 7 with Hawaii and its rainbow themes! It really does come together in USUM.

      • Ithsme?

        I’m curious as to what their mission in Alola really is. They could pull it off well, but I’m hoping they take the safe route and have it be unconnected to the main Necrozma plotline. Too convoluted, possibly.

        • ShinyXatu

          I’m just curious as to HOW Team Rocket came into control at the Aether Paradise. I guess since this is an alternate universe or something, they rise to power before Lusamine can?

          • Ithsme?

            Could just be a post game thing. Maybe Aether disbanded completely, and now there’s an empty cool floating island thingy to take over.

          • Dicie

            I’ve been reading in places that apparently Giovanni summons past team leaders from timelines where they achieved their goals. I think that would be insanely cool, but part of me believes if this ends up being true, it will simply be a “battle him, then him, then him” kinda deal. No real tie to the story.

  • Ultron

    As amazing as breath of the wild is, I really wish there were dual hook shots or something because it takes so long to climb mountains

    • Ithsme?

      Yeah. Item and enemy variety is a definition an issue, hopefully they won’t impact how the game is looked back on in the future. The wow factor saved them for the initial run.

    • ShinyXatu

      I think the next game will do something like Link to the Past which gave him Pegasus Boots to fly across the map. They’ll probably go a bit wild with power-ups instead of the pure nature themes.

      • Ultron

        Yeah that would be nice. I do hope that whatever comes next the map isn’t quite so big though. I like big open world, but perhaps this particular Hyrule is enough for one lifetime.

  • ShinyXatu

    10 minutes! I’m eating dinner like a maniac!
    https://youtu.be/bowLE5PHLw0

    • EarthenWarrior

      It better be worth staying up this late, Earthen wants his sleepy time

      • ShinyXatu

        30,000 people are hoping the same thing!

  • Why do I do this to myself? I have a 50 question Math assignment that I got on Monday and it’s due tomorrow. I’m not even halfway done with it…

  • ShinyXatu

    Yay, they’re bringing back Isabelle…

  • EarthenWarrior

    Crap it’s just a happy home academy ripoff

    • ShinyXatu

      But you’re an actual villager walking around, I wasn’t expecting them to go that far!

  • ShinyXatu

    I’m really not liking all the reused characters and assets from New Leaf. That doesn’t make me feel optimistic…

    • EarthenWarrior

      I already lost hope

      • ShinyXatu

        But I’m thinking that in the Switch game, we could possibly visit the camp we made in the app!

  • ShinyXatu

    OKAY WE CAN ACTUALLY CATCH BUGS AND FISH

    • EarthenWarrior

      Nrrrrrr I’m not sold, it’s just a constant mat grind and churning out items and micro payments to avoid grinding

  • EarthenWarrior

    They better add that throw net in the switchie

  • ShinyXatu

    You know, I’m beginning to think that AC Switch will be a direct sequel to New Leaf. Also, Nooklings Global! I’m proud of them.

    • Ultron

      Might be nice for AC to acknowledge some continuity.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Why is there no “shank the deadbeat” option with friends?

  • ShinyXatu

    “Leaf Tickets”…disgusting. I can’t believe they’re associating micro-transactions with MY Animal Crossing.

    • EarthenWarrior

      Freemium ain’t free

  • ShinyXatu

    They misspelled Pocket in the URL at the end. But it’s Late November 2017, officially!

  • Auragar

    How was that Switch mention Xatu? Oh wait there wasn’t one? Told you.

    • ShinyXatu

      Downvoted. I never even expected a Switch mention!

      • Auragar

        Yeah you did. I told you it wouldn’t happen not even “yeah this will connect to the next REAL not trash “game” in the series”.

        • ShinyXatu

          Who cares what I think, GameXplain will still try to analyze how this will connect to future games in their discussion. I pass this argument over to them.

          • Auragar

            GameXplain is full of a bunch of nutjobs who have their heads so far up Nintendo’s a’s it isn’t even funny.

          • ShinyXatu

            Wow, you’re just a Mr. Poopypants tonight my friend. PokeJungle is for smiles.

          • Auragar

            PokeJungle is for Pokemon discussion and I suppose Nintendo discussion in general. Not smiles.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            NO! How dare you say things and have them not come true!! Shame on you!! lol

  • EarthenWarrior

    Blehhhhhh it looks like a decent time waster but I’ve been down this road with Dragon City….

    If it’s free I’ll pick it up otherwise I’ll just focus on more important things like busting rocks with my skull or being a certified grime taster

    • Ultron

      To me it just looks like another battery sucker. Pokemon Go completely drained my battery AND my back up battery in like 1 hour.

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Whelp I cared just as little about this AC game as I thought I would. Sooooooooo boring…….hahaha

    • Ultron

      Animal Crossing is not boring. This app doesn’t look that exciting though, but I mean…it’s a free app. What were you expecting

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        It totally is. I always get sucked in because it’s a cute series and then not long into I wonder what the hell I’m doing and don’t want to play anymore. Not saying others can’t enjoy it, but my own opinion is that it’s crazy boring in the long run.

        • Ultron

          Nah I can play it for months. I do get bored eventually when I’ve basically completed the collections and gone through all the events, but then I jump back in usually with a new town and I’m hooked.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            You sir are a weird person (sorry not sorry) hahaha

          • Ultron

            Well yes, but I feel like a lot of people go through the same cycles with games like these

      • Luigi301

        Fire emblem heroes is a free app and it’s amazing so I don’t see the connection lol

        • Ultron

          Ew fire emblem

          • Luigi301

            ?????????

          • Ultron

            Not a big fan of the series. I just don’t really like turned based rpgs…pokemon being the exception because it’s quite different

  • Luigi301

    So I stupidly forgot about the direct after talking about it on discord a lot. Does the mobile game look good? Would it appeal to someone like me who finds AC to be a little boring?

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      It looks like a very polished game. I’ll give it that. It’s well constructed and for fans of the series I’m sure it’ll be a good time waster. For those that find the series boring it may not have much longevity. Worth a shot at the very least. It seems kind of like a Happy Home Designer for camps

      • Luigi301

        I’ll definitely try it. I’ve definitely gained an appreciation for mobile games because of FEH Which is incredible. Mario run got boring to me and the mii app wasn’t really a game so let’s see how this goes

    • Ultron

      Ehh if you don’t really like AC I can’t see you liking this.

    • ShinyXatu

      Well here’s the trailer!

      • Luigi301

        It has the one thing I’ve ever done in AC, fishing. I used to fish for my brother when he played ACNL

        • ShinyXatu

          I was so happy to see that we could fish AND catch bugs! Really, you can do everything you can do in a normal Animal Crossing game, just in a much more limited way.

          • Luigi301

            Oh that too. Bug catching.

          • Luigi301

            I found it fun especially when you reeled in something good and we would catch specific Beatles I believe. My reason for disliking AC however was just that I didn’t get the appeal and how you can play for such an extensive amount of time

          • Ultron

            Cute animals and music. What more could you want from a game?

      • Ultron

        Ugh this is just going to kill my phone battery. I wonder if it will be downloadable on ipad though…

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Getting awfully tired of my posts getting held for review when I use the “S” word. I’m not even using it in a negative way towards the people I’m talking to……

  • ShinyXatu

    I can safely say that I understand the angle they’re going with for Pocket Camp. Give people a tiny space to decorate, catch bugs, fish, etc. and when people say “I’m tired of this, I love it, but I need more room!” SMACK THEM IN THE FACE with Animal Crossing Switch!

    • Luigi301

      It’s a mobile game. I think in general people should understand that. You can’t expect that much from a mobile game (FEH has A LOT however)

      • ShinyXatu

        I know that, and it is its own thing of course, but I’m thinking about Reggie’s comments when he said that it’s going to bring new people into the Animal Crossing franchise. It makes sense to me at least.

        • Luigi301

          And trust me I very much believe him. I can say I’m hooked I think

        • Ultron

          They should’ve released this like 2 years ago instead of all that energy wasted with amiibo festival.

          • Luigi301

            What even was that game? Like a Mario Party style game?

          • ShinyXatu

            What it was, was an abortion.

          • Ultron

            Yes and it was all about using amiibos and sh*t. It was a horrible direction for the franchise. They released like 50 amiibos of all of these super side characters that no one likes instead of popular villagers. I remember seeing all of them on sale that’s how stupid of an idea it was. Like who wants to pay $10+ for an amiibo of lyle’s sister or Isabelle’s ugly brother? NO ONE.

    • zess

      What if they’re just setting us up for an animal crossing with…. you guessed It! POKEMON! That would be a nice crossover.

  • Luigi301

    To be honest all I’ll say about AC PC is that if it distracts me from PAD, it’s good. FEH does

    • Oh, you play FE Heroes? Nice. Also, what’s PAD?

      • Luigi301

        Lol yes I play FEH. Fire Emblem is one of my favorite series if not my favorite. Pad is Puzzle and dragons. A gacha game that makes me sick

  • Ultron

    Ugh I already miss Star. I want to hear her thoughts on this AC app.

    • She’d Probably like it

      And y’know she could be ghosting us this very minute 👀 (probably not, but who knows)

  • DarkySG

    i really like this change, i just wonder “why” lol

    hope its epic

  • Chris Hoogeveen

    USUM ARE AWESOME…
    Gimme some new Alolan Forms and I will be Ultra-Happy