Today marks Pikachu’s 17th consecutive appearance in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! And although seventeen isn’t an especially exciting or important number, I thought we could take a look back at the parade and Pikachu’s multiple appearances! also because #newsdrought

The Parade: A Brief History

The roarin’ twenties were a rather glamorous time in America’s history: flappers were a plenty, speakeasies were open for business, and Macy’s was beginning to become the house hold name it is today with all time high profits. It was 1924 when Macy’s president Herbert Straus realized how big the department store had become, and how it deserved an even larger event to celebrate it. You see, at this point, Macy’s had officially taken over an entire New York City block becoming the biggest store in the world, so Straus’ promise of a “holiday event like nothing the city had seen before” didn’t seem that Farfetch’d. Planned and executed only two weeks before the holiday, the first ever Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was born! Over the years the parade has evolved and undergone several changes: TV gained interest, broadcasting the annual celebration to millions every year, and massive character balloons slowly became the focus. Watch it or not, you can’t deny the parade has become an American institution and tradition; and reaching close to it’s 100th anniversary, it doesn’t look like it’ll be stopping anytime soon. Fast forward to 2001, and we see Pikachu’s first appearance in the parade…

Flying Pikachu, 2001-2005

Fresh off the “Pokémania” craze of thd late 90’s and early 2000’s, Pikachu made it’s debut at Macy’s 75th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade! Preceded by a Pokémon themed Volkswagen Beetle, the balloon’s design had the TV audience more in mind with it’s belly down and friendly face shooting straight to the city’s horizon. In the balloon’s first year, due to Pokémon’s crazy popularity, Pikachu had the honor of having a walk-around style mascot costume appearance on the 75th Parade SuperStars float – one usually reserved to showcase characters and properties from retired balloons of parade’s past. The Pokémon themed VW Bug was moved to follow the Flying Pikachu balloon from 2002-2004 until it’s sudden disappearance in 2005 to make room for…

Pikachu & the Pokéball, 2006-2013

Come 2006 a new design of the Pikachu balloon was unveiled! This new balloon featured a more spectator-friendly design (with it facing slightly downwards in a more bipedal position) with light-up cheeks, and an additional Pokéball balloon. Although the Pokéball almost always came before Pikachu, this era had the most “variations” among the three: To celebrate 10 consecutive years in the parade and the upcoming release of Pokémon Black & White in 2010, floats carrying larger-than-life size statues of game mascots Zekrom and Reshiram guided the main balloons along the parade route. And although it’s more of a mistake, Pikachu’s ears weren’t inflated properly in 2012, causing it’s ears to be deflated for most of the parade.

Holiday Pikachu, 2014-Present

Inspired by the facelift Generation VI gave to the main series games, the balloon got another re-design in 2014 bringing Pikachu to its current iteration. This new balloon features a much more cartoon-y style, and is explicitly holiday with its scarf and little Pikachu snowman in hand. With 17 consecutive parades under its belt Pikachu rounds out the the top 5 most appearances by a single balloon character in the last 40 years of the parade – only behind much older brand and character juggernauts like Ronald McDonald (McDonalds), Snoopy (Peanuts), Big Bird (Sesame Street), and Spider-Man (Marvel).

As time has gone on I’m admittedly less and less interested in the parade; What started as me watching godzilla-size versions of all my favorite characters fly by on TV as my parents prepared a turkey turned into the parade passively being on in the background as I checked social media on my phone. Nowadays I tend to just specifically look up the Pikachu balloon up every year to keep my nostalgia in check. Either way, I see our favorite yellow mascot being a parade regular for the past two decades (and the changes it’s undergone) as a testament of Pokémon’s permanent stamp on the past, it’s current influence, and it’s continued evolution as a brand that will forever withstand the test of time.

Anybody else have memories of watching the parade? Which iteration of the balloon is your favorite?

  • LunaMoon

    Happy (American) Thanksgiving fellow American users! I hope you have a hearty feast and can deliciously devour down those delectable turkeys! May Turkey be ever pardoned. Oh, I meant the animal. From a Canadian, who celebrated Thanksgiving a month earlier!

  • DucoLamia

    Yoooooo the shiny wormhole thing works! I got a shiny sigilyph!

    • LunaMoon

      Congrats!

      • DucoLamia

        Thanks! I actually thought the shiny trick wouldn’t work at first lol. Glad to know even without a shiny charm the odds are ridiculously high!

        • LunaMoon

          Yup! I caught so many shinies this way, it’s really fun! Even though I get lotsa repeat shinies, I love getting them anyhow!

          • DucoLamia

            It’s a shame the selection is so limited tho. But I really am glad to find something I like. Not sure what I might get next.

          • LunaMoon

            I know, but hey, at least we can still get shinies pretty easily!

  • Dicie

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it 🙂
    I’m incredibly thankful to have been part of this wonderful community for over 4 years and the moderator team for just about 3. I’ve met some incredible people here over the years and with every new member, I am reminded why my passion for this site and for Pokemon lingers. I am hopeful that we will continue to speculate and enjoy one another’s company for years to come!

    • LunaMoon

      Thank you!

  • Gotta say after researching everything, the current design of the Pikachu balloon is my least favorite. I just find it way too cartoon-y and not a good representation of the brand as a whole? I know the style in which Pikachu is drawn in these days is vastly different from even five years ago, but the cartoon-y style you see in a lot of merchandise just doesn’t translate super well onto the balloon.

    Also, i couldn’t really find a way to include this in the article, but Nintendo/Game Freak/TPCi spends around $600,000 USD each year on the parade (cost of spot in the parade, volunteer guide outfits, helium, etc.). Like, damn.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who’s celebrating today!

  • DucoLamia

    SHINY DRAPION…..What utter nonsense is the Ultra Wormholes

  • Ultron

    I hate Furfrou and any trainer who carries one. Especially the old lady in the Akala cemetery. I hope Giratina tortures what’s left of her soul.

    • LunaMoon

      Why?

      • Ultron

        Her baby doll eyes + Leer + bite combo is evil

        • LunaMoon

          Ah.

    • Or the URS they killed my whole team with it… three times

  • Sunniera 2.0

    “I miss the days when flappers roam the streets”

    -A melancholic statement of someone who clams to be of prepubescent age in the 1920s.

  • DucoLamia

    Shiny….Stunfisk
    ……pfft. Next.

  • Deerlia

    Surf’s up, deers~
    I just beat all 4 of the high scores on the mantine surf, it took me 5 hours.

  • Sunniera 2.0

    So Adamant or Brave for the Totem that requires 40 Stickers in UM?

  • Iron Hydride

    Nice article, wish as had something as cool as thanksgiving in the UK :/

    Second balloon is the best one imo, but I can see why they’d want to constantly change it

  • From all of us here at PJN, we hope you all have a safe Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love!

    • Daedardus
    • Thank you! The Shopping the next day is painful though

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  • gaosaurus

    great unique articles like these are why i’ve been a reader here since 2012

    and leave it to ozy to always leave a funny hidden message to find in his articles lol

  • UnburdenedLegume

    What ball for Noivern? i was thinking Beast altho Dusk goes well with its color palette too

  • Prashanth Raghuram

    Beautiful article that evokes a sense of elation at knowing how widely loved Pokemon is and I agree, it’s one of those works of ART that will stand the test of time. I know the way things are going now with USUM seems bleak, but I will always remain hopeful, and so I have a feeling we’re going to be blown away by what’s coming for us. #PokeSwitch

  • UnburdenedLegume
    • LunaMoon

      Congrats!

  • Prashanth Raghuram

    Guys I’m going through news archives and remembering the time when GF and TPC actually had great marketing campaigns (during the pre XY phase) and the leaks were exciting. Remember the Trevenant drawings

  • I got up at 3:00 to go Black Friday Shopping

    Now I want to just sit down with a hot cup of cider (I also hinted to my mom that I want Kirby Squeak Squad)

    Oh and I took like 15 pictures of the Baloon, but here’s the edited version https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53e6d0a2f6f14006b7d35dfbbe0eea83f70f9db588c94c320ddbdc1c1b88421e.jpg

  • EarthenWarrior

    Black Friday is worthless to me, I never have the guts to splurge on anything I truly want
    All I can honestly think of is a petty upgrade to the tv in the basement, other than that I got nothing, I buy pretty much everything myself, I could buy new N64 controllers but I realize the lack of friends or the desire to let anybody in my house kinda makes it a unnecessary purchase

    Better get used to it now since the last couple of Christmases I really didn’t want anything

    • Chaos

      You know you’re an adult when you don’t have to wait till Christmas to get what you want…

  • Well bad news for some of you guys theories

    Ash of what it looks like won’t be fighting Totem Kommo-o so I assume Jangmo-o won’t be joining Ash

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    I just saw Blacephalon’s shiny…….Maybe I really should have gone with Ultra Sun instead of Ultra Moon……It’s so fire!!! Now I’m jealous of everyone that can SR for it………. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59c29f6430118bdfd0e5b7f7dc41aca99a7b8b652e2c69376b872eec32d710c7.gif

  • EarthenWarrior

    I swear to effing Christ, they must’ve rigged the ultra warp to stop giving out rings

    I’ve been so close to hitting 6.4k only for either the lack of rings or a spark to graze me slowing me down

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Is there a time limit for how long you can go before it kicks you out or something? Like after a minute it kicks you back to the real world or something?

      • EarthenWarrior

        NO! You start losing velocity and thus getting you sucked into the nearest portal

        I’ve been trying tooth and nail to break Govnah’s record and the only way to do that is to get 6.4k

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          Ah gotcha. I was wondering how they would end up stopping someone from endlessly staying in the warp ride.

  • ShinyXatu

    https://gonintendo.com/stories/296270-new-nintendo-direct-speculation-picks-up-once-again
    Well, maybe we will get a December Direct for 2018 games after all? Or will this be a Breath of the Wild Direct for the new DLC? I doubt that because I think it will be featured at the Game Awards. Yesterday there was an interesting post on /v/ where someone talked about Pikmin 4 in great detail, which seemed somewhat believable. I could definitely see that being a featured game.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Anyone want a Adamant Pancham or Impish Wimpod before I WT em

  • EarthenWarrior

    Ughhhh the first month of WT is nothing but route 1 fodder

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Whenever I see Hapu in the game I imagine her to have the voice of Tree Trunks from Adventure Time. I know Hapu isn’t old like Tree Trunks, but that’s the voice I hear haha

    • EarthenWarrior

      I hear a Sadie voice but more southern

    • I have certain voices I imagine for the characters in this game. A few of them being:
      Ilima-Vic Mignogna
      Colress-Ian Sinclair
      Guzma-Matthew Mercer (Think Kanji from Persona 4)
      Lusamine-Caitlin Glass
      Dulse-Kyle Hebert/Ben Diskin

      Those are some examples, but there are more

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        I don’t disagree with your choices. I also imagined Vic Mignogna for Ilima. He has that kind of voice that I’d think would fit the character. I can see Ian Sinclair too for Colress. When Colress was in the anime I wasn’t the biggest fan of the actor they chose for him. They had Sean Schemmel play him in the animated trailer and that seemed better. Ian Sinclair has good range for how he uses his voice. He can do goofy higher pitched voices and can lower more serious ones too.

      • Seraph used Wood Hammer

        So much yes to Illima

  • Hmm think it’s stupid to make a Pokémon based on a prism that isn’t related to Necrozma?

    I would give it prism armor, but that seems too close to Necrozma still, Ehh Idk I already gave it a name Pristal, the Prism Pokémon

  • Butter Geek

    Would Pocket Camp be good as my first AC game?

    • ShinyXatu

      Yes and no. It’s built around a single component of the games (fulfilling animal requests) with restricted fishing and bug catching, but all the important gameplay stuff is mostly there. And it’s free. Nintendo wants this to be people’s first AC game, so you should go for it!

    • EarthenWarrior

      Just suck it up and buy new leaf or wild world
      Don’t bother with Mobile gaming that pretends to be actual quality gaming

    • TheReece25

      I was wondering the same

  • Hey, does anyone know if the Roto Powers stack with certain items or abilities (An example being Roto Hatch and Flame Body)?

  • UnburdenedLegume

    How can you possibly get even a half decent Mantine through breeding, when one of the parents has to hold a Wave incense? Cant do it with destiny knot smh

    • Iron Hydride

      Is there an egg move exclusive to Mantine you need? Because if not it’s better just to breed a Mantyke

      • Iron Hydride

        Wait swap the names, if you don’t need a Mantyke specific egg move just breed a Mantine

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Mantyke cant breed. You need to breed Mantine whilst its holding a wave incense

        • Iron Hydride

          I was meaning hatch without the incense but got the two mixed up, because Mantine can just breed to make more Mantine so unless you need a Mantyke exclusive move it’s not worth bothering with Mantyke

    • Ultron

      I had this problem with munchlax. Was definitely tricky. Best bet is to leave the everstone out of the equation and keep swapping out the parents till they’re 6IV

  • Huh. Never realized this, in USUM the starters each got a new level up move

    Rowlet- Ominous Wind
    Litten- Double Kick
    Popplio- Icy Wind

  • EarthenWarrior

    Sweet I found a Shiny Timid Lombre
    Unfortunately its packing Rain Dish,

    • DucoLamia

      Nice. Shiny Ludicolo looks great. Too bad the ability sucks though

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Is it just me or is the Kantonian gym a missed opportunity? I mean even if the number of trainers was always the same at around 5 trainers. And even if the interior never changed design. Even if you always got just about the same prize at the end every time. Why in the world did they think it was a good idea to have all but one trainer use Pokemon that are NOT from Kanto??? The next closest Pokemon is a baby Pokemon that evolves into one from Kanto. So really how in the world is it a “Kantonian gym” if most of the trainer use Pokemon from other regions and other than the layout of the building/prize at the end there is nothing of note from Kanto? I just don’t even understand…….

  • Fedex

    My Mantine surf scores are getting better and better. Still don’t have all the special moves, once I do ima be breakin all dem records :]

    Normal course: 33,032
    Super course: 42,515

  • TheReece25

    Soooo I’m back home for Holiday.. and Making I repeat Making my mom get me Pokemon Ultra Sun. She thinks I should get out and get it .. lol. No!
    Low-key geek.
    Anyone else this way?
    Yes I could afford it myself.. but if she’s offering.. Wynaut 😇

  • ShinyXatu

    https://mynintendonews.com/2017/11/24/the-pokemon-games-have-shipped-over-300-million-copies-worldwide/
    300 million Pokémon games sold over the franchise history. That is something to be proud of.

    • not proud of USUM though.

    • Sunniera 2.0

      I won’t be satisfied until there is one sold for every human living on this planet.

  • I have a theory about RR and the true origin of all Team leaders.
    Look at their faces very closely….

    They are all Giovanni! That was the plan of the original one, to find “himself” in other universes and gather together to conquer them all, so that’s why he disappeared!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cfb1a8519d0fd3d1caa993bf4daa5f4079d8ee1e13b5272b6835c907425171b2.png

    • Daedardus

      Uhh, what now?

  • Oh my god, trying to breed a Shiny Event Rockruff is so hard. I’ve already filled up like 4 boxes

    • DucoLamia

      Do you have the shiny charm or are you using the Masuda Method?

      • Masuda Method

        • DucoLamia

          Ah. I wouldn’t sweat it. I had the shiny charm and used Masuda Method and I still didn’t get a shiny Stuff yet. It will take awhile. Some people even hatched thousands of eggs before they even get anything.

  • DucoLamia

    Okay. Who’s great idea was it make the Wormhole shiny encounters so damn high? I just went through the wormhole yesterday for the first time and I already got four shines. It’s insane and I love it. I don’t even have the shiny charm yet. (Still missing Cosmog)

    • LunaMoon

      Probably some genius who felt bad for us unlucky folk.

  • Iron Hydride

    All Ula’ula totem stickers collected! 😀

  • zeldaoreonerd

    Just hit 2350 srs for Poipole! Passing the time by watching old episodes of Game Grumps. Right now I’m at the very end of Super Mario 3D World. Any suggestions for what I should rewatch next?

    • Fire Red is one of my favorites but I’d rather watch the 4 hour mega compilation which cuts out them not knowing where to go

      Wind Waker is another good one.

      • zeldaoreonerd

        Oh man, FireRed! I loved all the reactions Danny had to Pokemon! Thanks for the help!

    • Iron Hydride

      I can never keep track of SR or eggs, I have the attention span of a goldfish XD

      • zeldaoreonerd

        I used to never keep track but i just stick a calculator next to me now and it kinda works as a motivator to me. It kinda gives me the mindset of “Well, I’ve come this far, might as well keep going!”

    • LunaMoon

      Watch Mario Head singing.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Currently watching this, very interesting and i would love a Pokemon region based on Scandinavia. GF already touched a bit upon Norse mythology with Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde as well,

    • LunaMoon

      I’d like more European-based areas as the U.S is not exciting enough and Japan has basically been milked away. I hope a Finnish/Norweigan like region happens, or even some famous place such as Istanbul, or Berlin.

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Australia or Norway/Sweden are high up my list for the gen 8 region, because Ice and Poison types are under-represented imo & a region based on either of these countries would fix that issue (Australia has a lot of native poisonous animals and Norway/Sweden have large rugged snowy mountains, perfect for ice types)

        • LunaMoon

          I agree, and I also have some ideas for Gen 8 regions:

          Finland – This place could have ~60% of the region in snow and ice, and 80% of the region have visible forests (yes they interlap but parts can be normal forests, parts can be snow forests). The percentage of the Pokemon being Ice-Type should be at a whopping 35-40%, although of them ~50% only being pure Ice and the rest dual-typed.

    • Ultron

      If by “touched a bit” you mean “touched about 0.01%” then yeah, you are correct.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Today was a total waste of time…
    Should’ve tried to do some shopping but what’s the damn point…

    Pokemon is slowing down too, I can’t even go into PU without being annoyed by regis of all kinds, I don’t care what anyone says Regigigas still is annoying since all they do is spam sub, twave

  • Yay! I visited Route 1 and discovered and caught these two https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/52e96c8ef18004a2ff280dbba8b6d56d59841c5753399348a2ece8f321219dc6.jpg

    Now all I’m missing is the Starter trio
    The wind up Rowlet, The fireball spitting Litten and The water gun Popplio

    • LunaMoon

      Oh cool.

      • Yeah I already collected the Light up trio, Pikachu, Solgaleo and Lunala

        These two are wheeled toys as the Grubbin spins in circles and Yungoos rolls around and opens and closes his mouth

        • LunaMoon

          I’d really like a Lunala, but something that they should do in relation to Lunala and Solgaleo is hand out their toy forms at EB Games/Game Stops/whatever game store and have them have shiny forms of the legendaries. I WANT a shiny Lunala badly!

  • Sunniera 2.0

    After a lengthy Thanksgiving I am finally challenging the Akala grand trial! I feel quite confident in my team, especially since I have a strong type advantage.

    Punk the Glaceon Lv. 30

    Drunk Ubear the Beware Lv. 30

    Astolfo the Brionne Lv. 30

    Here we go!

    • LunaMoon

      You’re just going to have a 3-member team?

      • Sunniera 2.0

        As of now, yes. I will get the rest of my team probably on Ula’ula Island.

        • LunaMoon

          Ah, nice. For a sec I thought you had gotten rid of your starter and just had three non-starter Pokemon but then I noticed Brionne, lol.

          • Sunniera 2.0

            I always have trouble remembering the names of the middle evolutions. I guess that is because they usually have the least impact.

          • LunaMoon

            Yeah, usually they’re just there as a connection.

  • Hmm what to do…

    Play US to try and beat Lana’s trial so I can go back tonight for Luna?

    Draw a few of my new Pokémon, probably Bountopia and Pristal?

    Play around with my new Grubbin and Yungoos?

    I’m indecisive and want someone else to pick for me

    • LunaMoon

      Play US!

      • Alright

        Gonna go teach Totem Araquanid a lesson in manners

        • LunaMoon

          Alrighty

  • LunaMoon

    i am so glad Diancite is available immediately in US/UM. When I first checked the Battle Tree for the Mega Stones, I’m pretty sure all but it was there, so I was a bit nervous. Luckily, it turned out to be available via speaking to someone, which I found actually pretty neat.

  • LunaMoon

    Yeah, just caught a shiny Hippowdon! Was a bit hard telling if it was as it’s not that different from its normal form though.

  • Should I teach Lola, Charge Beam?

    The Totem is weakening Lola’s Return attack and it can learn it (if you didn’t know the TM is hidden in Brooklet hill) and Electric beats Water so…

    Also is Araquanid better at Special Defense or Regular defense

    • LunaMoon

      What Pokemon is Lola BTW? also, it has a higher special defence than normal.

      • Ok and Lola’s a Lopunny

        • LunaMoon

          Well then I think you should. I dunno much about Pokemon stats but a Lopunny with Charge Beam sounds pretty cool!

          • And it’s a better alternative than pound

          • LunaMoon

            Definitely, Pound is a much weaker move and it’s not really that effective on many Pokemon, whereas Charge Beam is stronger and has a stronger effect on tons of Pokemon.

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Lopunny is a physical attacker tho, Charge Beam wont help it much

          • LunaMoon

            Ah, sorry. I’m not good at all with Pokéstats.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    ”Scandinavian” Stantler (based on a reindeer)
    Ice/Fairy (Fairy typing because Stantler in this region hang around Xerneas which in time caused them to adopt some of Xerneas’s fairy attributes)
    Thick Fat/Ice Body

    ”Scandinavian” Ralts line (based on Huldra)
    Fairy/Dark (Huldra are forest spirits in Norwegian mythology who watch over certain areas in Scandinavia. They take on the appearance of young women, but are mischeavous at nature)
    Shadow Tag/dark type Refrigerate

    ”Scandinavian” Shinx (based on eurasian Lynx)
    Electric/Ice
    Keen eye/Refrigerate
    Shinx line adapted to the region’s rigid cold climate, while retaining their electric abilities.

    ”Scandinavian” Honedge line (based on Mjölnir)
    Electric/Ghost
    Volt Absorb/Ghost type surge surfer

    GIVE IT ALL TO ME I WANT THEM NOW

    • LunaMoon

      “Scandinavian” Popplio line
      Ice-Fairy
      They are all female and have Scandinavian-esque blond hair, and have the special ability of charming male Pokemon. They were a result of the original Popplio line being transported to the ice region for a Popplio show.

    • EarthenWarrior

      The description for the stantler was nothing short of cringeworthy
      You should’ve just made it an ice or a psychic type

  • Why does the Totem have a Wacan Berry!?

    Utter BS as it and it’s ally are hitting me hard left and right

    • Iron Hydride

      Because it’s meant to be challenging? All totems in SuMo and USUM have items

    • LunaMoon

      So none of them guzzlin’ Electric types beat it down immediately. It uses it as a rubber shield you can say.

  • 4 consecutive loses no because Breakneck blitz missed the faint by a few small points

    Ooo I know how about I add the Focus Band to Dusty to continue its attacks at first

    • LunaMoon

      What levels are your Pokémon?

      • Torracat level 22
        Rockruff and Lopunny level 21
        Seel level 18

        • LunaMoon

          You might wanna work on Seel, try to get it to at least 20-22.

        • Sunniera 2.0

          You are a bit under-leveled. Funny thing to say when 3 of the 4 Pokemon are of a higher level than the Totem.

          • I have come close to winning

            That last time I would have had it, but Lola’s Breakneck Blitz fell flat by a few small points

            I wish I could out smart it by forcing it to only Bubble with Seel’s Encore, but Seel can’t out speed it and Quick Claw could be risky to use as Seel only knows Ice Type moves

            And sadly my DS died and I can’t find my charger

          • LunaMoon

            I suggest getting a Pichu and evolving it to a Pikachu.

          • Oh I have a Pichu I was just saving it for something

  • LunaMoon

    “Waterium Z, Waterium Z. One for you, one for me. Ah, yeah so good.” Guess who said that!

    • Lana?

      • LunaMoon

        Nah, it was this Youtube I like to watch their Poke videos as bg music while playing Pokemon UM, AbdallahSmash.

        • Oh I know him, he does lots of playthroughs

          • LunaMoon

            Yeah, he’s fun to watch.

  • LunaMoon

    Wow, it’s pretty empty here.

  • Ultron

    So I know I was hating on the animal crossing amiibos, but I went to ToysRus today and they had a buy one get 3 free deal on the animal crossing ones. That’s just too insane of a deal to pass up…so I bought four of them for $6 total lol. I thought they might do something helpful whenever the Switch version comes out.

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Whelp I’ve discovered my teams fatal weakness. Basically a fighting type that has access to a dark type move. I was able to beat it, but my team got rocked by a guy with a Hariyama Knock off. I suppose my team had to have at least one major weakness, but I didn’t expect a normal npc to give me that much trouble haha

  • EarthenWarrior

    WHY ARE THE WEATHER TMS 50k?!?!?!
    Had over 450k this morning and I’m hunting TMs….now it shrank to 35k

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Amazed how we still dont have a troll Pokemon after 20 years in lol

    • Iron Hydride

      It’s called Magikarp in Ubers

    • I feel it would be Fairy/Poison, Fairy/Rock or Fairy/Dark

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Primary typing definitely Fairy, but trolls are so versatile they can have anything for a secondary typing

  • Ok because of my Amino poll I shall draw my starters

    • LunaMoon

      Amiibo?

      • No, the app Amino it’s an online community where you can join just about any time type of community out there

        • LunaMoon

          OH.

  • LunaMoon
    • LunaMoon

      Well? Is anyone else gointa comment?

      • Yes how rude of him

      • ShinyXatu

        No, I’ll pass.

        • LunaMoon

          Darn.

  • Iron Hydride

    Fully evolved team at last! Antheia finally got Moonblast so I could give her the shiny stone 😀

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74d78afe1592c782d304b221695b7bf97de7094e031b64ad88568e8446e33277.jpg

    • LunaMoon

      “Make me your Aphrodite. Make me your one and only.”

  • Ugh! Vapir’s nose is so weird to draw and look good

  • LunaMoon
  • UnburdenedLegume

    Incineroar’s dex entry in Ultra Sun is quite interesting in regards to Ash’ Litten:

    ”Although it’s rough mannered and egotistical, it finds beating down unworthy opponents boring. It gets motivated for stronger opponents.”

    • LunaMoon

      Ash has a Pokédex entry?

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Lol no but the ”it gets motivated by stronger opponents” part is a characteristic of basically all of Ash’s pokemon

        • LunaMoon

          TIL I learned that Ash is motivated by stronger humans.

    • LunaMoon

      MM mm mm, a delicious treat while you wait for your injured limb to be treated at the hospital after being trampled by black friday crowds.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Looks like something I’d write

  • LunaMoon

    OMG I GOT A SHINY ALTARIA

  • KᑌᑭᑭO

    Welp. I find the second one to be the best, the first is kinda creepy and the third is just blergh. But I like the snowman on the third tho

  • EarthenWarrior

    i can’t take it anymore! they keep letting legends in the lowest of tiers and my team can’t deal with them!!!!!!!

    • Chaos

      Did you lose to Regice or something?

      • EarthenWarrior

        it keeps spamming curse and the only thing i got is Lycan midnight and hitmonchan

        • EarthenWarrior

          and it’s all the regis, the lake guardians and now the birds

        • Chaos

          Hitmonchan deals with them pretty well. Just don’t let them set up too much. Their only recovery is Rest, so surely you do enough to chip them down.

          • EarthenWarrior

            not when your hitmonchan is a special wall/spinner….

          • Chaos

            Change it to Offensive LO, Or Offensive with AV

    • LunaMoon

      Just use a False Swipe Tapu Koko lvl. 100 max affection or something. Sure, it’s a Fairy-Electric, but we all make sacrifices, rite?

      • EarthenWarrior

        Showdown you dullard

        • LunaMoon

          I thought you meant catching a Regice. My bad!

    • Change your team

      • EarthenWarrior

        I hate changing my team once i got a strategy
        Stall with Pyuky
        Set up with Lycanroc
        and sweep with Crustle or Beheeyem

        • Well, you’re not gonna get any better if you don’t

        • Chaos

          I’m disgusted by your use of the sea cucumber…

          • EarthenWarrior

            i keep it as a special wall

            and i like to let it die so innards out can kill them off but eversince the legends hit PU my rating sunk like a rock….

            if i can’t even survive in PU i feel like a low pathetic loser

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Because they’re too weak for higher tiers 🙂

      Just try to make a team that could counter or something, doubt they’re that bad lol

      • EarthenWarrior

        but they have legend bulk to stay annoying, without a doubt the regis die in one blow or mesprit doesn’t cause annoyance

    • LunaMoon

      Here’s a Poketeam I Pokesuggest:
      – Level 48 Prinplup
      Moves: Feint Attack, Moonblast, Tackle, Leer

      – Lvl 56 Lugia
      Moves: Water Gun, Water Pulse, Aqua Ring, Aqua Jet

      – Lvl 20 Arceus
      Moves: Splash, Copycat, Sketch, Growl

  • Holy crap, I’ve filled up like 6 boxes of Rockruffs, and I still haven’t hatched a Shiny

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Magikarp Method it.

      • Too complicated. Besides, I prefer the Masuda Method

        • Monkeyfuzz

          It really isn’t.

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          It saves a lot of time and it’s worth it tho

          • LunaMoon

            What is Magikarp Method exactly anyways? You just breed it with a Magikarp?

          • Something about breeding with a Magikarp and how you can guarantee a Shiny on the 13th egg or something. I honestly don’t get it

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Did you read it?

          • KᑌᑭᑭO
          • LunaMoon

            Ah, thanks.

          • Ok so… you start out by breeding a magikarp. The Rockruff isn’t being bred yet. Save, get 5 eggs, hatch them. If you don’t have a shiny yet, repeat. Keep track of the eggs. When you get a shiny magikarp, reset and breed the Pokémon you want instead of Magikarp. Then count the eggs. Certain kinds of Pokémon have stipulations like you have to skip an egg sometimes.

            I’d look up a guide for it.

          • I thought it was 30 eggs

          • The number of eggs doesn’t really matter. I like 5 or 10 because it keeps the egg count low but 30 is probably more efficient

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I do 30 otherwise it costs alot more and my luck isn’t good so it usually takes long enough that 30 is far easier.

          • LunaMoon

            Would you save AFTER getting the 5 eggs or right before?

          • Before you collect a single one

          • LunaMoon

            Oh, ok.

          • Save before

        • It’s actually not if you just follow a guide. It’s way faster

    • LunaMoon

      Threaten the Rockruffians who are making the eggs with a banishment to Water Archipelago.

  • EarthenWarrior

    …..somebody scarfs a freaking midnight……i just can’t catch a break anymore

  • EarthenWarrior

    and back to the 1k……..i feel like hitting my head until i black out

    • Take a quick 5-15 minute break

      • EarthenWarrior

        what’s the point i freaking lose every freaking time i try,
        every freaking loss burns hard and i got nothing to lighten the blow

        • Fedex

          If you’re losing maybe you need to rework your strategy. Maybe your team has certain weaknesses or flaws that you have noticed in all these battles.
          Adapt. It’s the best way as a battler!

          • EarthenWarrior

            THAT MEAN NOTHING WHEN HAX IS ALWAYS SCREWING ME
            Guy has a Togedemaru, Incineroar and Cyrogonal
            I could just use DDance with scrafty to beef up and drain punch them
            Zing zap flinches me
            I LOSE

          • Fedex

            Well yeah hax is a b i t ch.
            It’s been annoying me lately on showdown.
            Best thing is a break although when you lose last thing ya wanna do is stop battling!
            I’ve been there plenty of times!

          • EarthenWarrior

            NOT WHEN YOU NEED TO WIN TO FEEL GOOD
            NOW I LOST AGAIN BECAUSE I GOT GREEDY AND DDANCED ON SHUCKLE INSTEAD OF TAUNTING LETTING TYPHLOSION ERUPTION ME TO DEATH

          • Fedex

            Dang you seem to be having hard luck and looks like ur on a rampage lool
            You need to get ur composure back!
            That way you will battle better

          • EarthenWarrior

            I DON’T HAVE COMPOSURE ITS EITHER FIGHT UNTIL I HAVE AN ANGINA ATTACK OR FEEL LIKE A FAILURE

          • Fedex

            Go for it kick some ass!

          • EarthenWarrior

            I LOST AT LEAST 14 MATCHES TODAY ALL FROM EITHER LEGENDS OR HAX

    • LunaMoon

      You probably should watch this instructional video on how to play Pokemon tournaments before playing.

      • EarthenWarrior

        i’m blocking you

        • LunaMoon

          Alright alright sorry.

  • LunaMoon

    I find it really stupid how shiny Hippowdon ain’t the female version and female Hippowdon ain’t the shiny, I find it really weird and think that having the shiny being black would help make it more obvious.

    • I just don’t like the different colors. It confused me for the longest time

      • LunaMoon

        Same, at first I thought that black Hippowdon was shiny and ended up catching three of them blissfully unaware that they were just female before finally figuring it out. It’s a pretty famous misconception as when you search “Shiny hippowdon” both the actual and the black one would show up.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Female Hippowdon is the best one though.

      • LunaMoon

        I agree, curse the stupid shiny rules for it.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          That reminds me, shiny Female Hippowdon is something I might try to breed at some point, I think in a Safari Ball.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Yeah, it’s one of the weirdest female version of a Pkm ever with that colour palette, like I never knew there has been a female version of Hipowdon for the longest time 😮

      • LunaMoon

        Same here!

  • EarthenWarrior

    ARE YOU SERIOUS I LOSE TO A TOGEDEMARU FLINCH I”M SO SICK OF MY BAD LUCK

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      That pretty much sums up competitive Pkm as a whole

      • LunaMoon

        The life of a Pokemon competitor is never easy.

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Unless you use legends and BS strategies 👀

          • LunaMoon

            Yeah but usually using them makes the other player rage.

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            People that use those don’t really care if the other player rages, they only care about winning -_-

    • Monkeyfuzz
  • LunaMoon

    OMG are you kidding me, a 4th/5th shiny Barbaracle?! Lol I can use these to my advantage and get a dusk lycanroc or a shiny Blacephalon.

    • The ultra worm holes?
      Legends and UBS aren’t shiny boosted and only a small selection of Pokémon are available

      • LunaMoon

        Ohhh, so there’s no the same amount of chance of getting a say, shiny Nihilego than a shiny normal Pokemon?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Do you have the Shiny Charm? Chance becomes around 1/4000 ish.

      • LunaMoon

        I have no shiny charm and have gotten so many shinies, plus some of the Pokemon needed for maxing it are useless, I don’t want to go through complicated adventures for a dusk Lycanroc.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          OK, but are your shinies by the Ultra Wormholes? Because the non-Legend and non-UB ones are meant to be fairly easy to get as long as you go far enough in anyway.

          • LunaMoon

            Oh yah, I got them all from there. It’s honestly pretty easy, especially with the fact you don’t have to get a certain amount of Poke-econters in a row from a certain region and that it’s also fairly common, like what, 7-17% chance?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            OK but with the charm you’re more likely to get shiny legends if you soft reset enough.

          • LunaMoon

            I wish I could transfer my shiny charm from the previous game.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            They should link your ‘dex with your PGL account, then you’d only have to get new ‘mon if you’ve already completed it before.

          • LunaMoon

            I agree! It’s so not fair to have to begrudgingly get all them new ones.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            No I mean you only have to get the new ones, not every single thing you’ve probably caught many times before again.

  • Gen 8 changes to the battle system I would like to see

    – Remove Critical Hits. It is totally random. Super effective moves do the same thing but it’s actually player controlled and fair. Think of how many people have accidentally liked a Pokémon they were trying to catch because of a critical hit.

    – IVS the fact that some Pokémon can just be completely worse because of invisible stars you can’t change is ridiculous. They should either be removed or made extremely easy to see and change

    • LunaMoon

      Other changes I’d like to see:
      – Removal of accuracy-affecting moves.
      – Electric Pokemon being immune to all Electric moves.
      – No more ability to call SOS.

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Better yet:

        Remove the accuracy altogether or don’t make it as relevant, it’s one of the most annoying things in the franchise I swear..

        • LunaMoon

          I agree. Also:
          – Retain the Pokemon Amie/Refresh max-affection boosts as it’s quite useful.

      • Sleep clause should also be a default rule

        • LunaMoon

          What’s a sleep clause?

      • Electric one would be OP

        • LunaMoon

          Eh, it’s just a minor issue I had with Xurxitree getting huge damage on my lvl. 100 Tapu Koko.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      – Critical hits have been a staple in JRPGs for years because they add a lot of tension and unprecadibility in Battles, but having their effects reduced would be nice cuz crits in Pkm are some of the most devastating i’ve seen in videogames.

      – Eh, you can just make them easier to see and change, but only to a later point would be ideal imo

    • Fedex

      l disagree with crits because from a competitive stand point it encourages stall as well as making it harder to beat.
      Also gen 7 nerfed the crit damage to I believe 1.5 as oppose to 2 so it’s not as devastating.
      It also adds to the unpredictability of the battle :]
      IV’s should be simplified and all mons wild or not should have higher chance to have 31 IVS.

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        But crits in comp is pretty bad because it can ruin a whole strategic because of pure randonmess

        • Fedex

          I know what you mean sometimes they can be so annoying and game changing but that’s part of pokemon. It would make the game less predictable and flat imo
          Plus crits have been nerfed this gen not as big as an issue

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Eh, I prefer leaving the unpredictability to main game and not in comp because it has no place there, but that’s just my opinio

          • Fedex

            Oh yeah I can totally understand where you’re coming from :]

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I want a Mystic type character that can change your Pokemons’ Hidden Power and a Shady character that decreases IVs, if for instance you want 0 Attack but couldn’t catch that on a Legend.

    • Ultron

      -IV correction systems (ala bottle caps) transfer with breeding

    • Chaos

      IVs need to stay. They allow for interesting things like tweaking Stakatakas defence IVs to ensure you get an attack boost.

      Or tweaking speed on weather setters to win weather wars.

      And 0ivs in speed on TR and gyro ball users.

      I’m sure there are other examples where IVs are good…

      Crits can go but I fear it will make stall worse to deal with…

  • EarthenWarrior

    well i sunk so freaking low i have to fight moronic low ladders who run bullcrap teams…….

  • LunaMoon

    I’m hoping sometime in the near future, we get some sort of event, whether mystery gift, code, or even in-game encounter of the shiny US/UM mascots, Solgaleo and lunala. I really want a blood-moon Lunala and since it’s still shiny locked apparently, it really stinks. Surely their shiny forms will become available somewhat sometime in the future, right? There wouldn’t be a purpose for them to have shinies if they couldn’t be obtainable, right?

    • zeldaoreonerd

      I believe there was an interview with a director about the mascots being locked since gen 5. They said they wanted people to focus on the “wow factor” behind seeing a legend, rather than trying to get a shiny version of it. But I’m sure eventually they’ll do something in a later game akin to ORAS and USUM where we can encounter past legends that aren’t shiny locked

      • LunaMoon

        i mean since we already saw them from S/M, wouldn’t it make sense they’d release them now since we already seen them and the new wow factor would be shiny forms of them?

        • zeldaoreonerd

          I’ve come to realize I shouldn’t try to see through GameFreak logic. What you’re saying does make sense, so I have no idea why things are how they are.

  • EarthenWarrior

    BOTH THE VIVILLION’S HURRICANES CONFUSE MINIOR…..>WHY DID I DO DESERVE SUCH HORRIBLE BAD LUCK

    • Because Pokémon RNG is just bullshit

      • EarthenWarrior

        And yet the very next match my vivillion’s hurricane misses and the stupid thing gets a free air slash on me

  • MK126

    Is finding a Mareanie with its HA just as common as finding one in general or no? I caught two of them and one has merciless and the other has limber but id assume that regenerator is the ability to go with

    • Monkeyfuzz

      You have to wait for Corsola to SOS it, it can be a pain. I can just breed you one if you want.

      • MK126

        Oh i know how much of a pain it is lol the second one came faster than the first one. I wouldnt mind if you bred one although i did want to use it for my team and im about to fight olivia

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Have you tried using Skill Swap to see if it has the ability?

          • MK126

            I have not… i kind of just catch on sight lol

          • Monkeyfuzz

            If you would prefer I could breed you a ‘mon with Skill Swap so you can continue looking for it. Or I can breed the Mareanie, trade it to you as an egg and you might want to Level grind it?

          • MK126

            How long will the breeding take?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            For what? Like 5 minutes probably.

          • MK126

            😲😲😲 you’re serious?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            To breed a regular HA Mareanie or Skill Swap ‘mon? Yes.

          • MK126

            HA Mareanie lol

          • Monkeyfuzz

            So you want it? It’ll probably be in a Lure Ball.

          • MK126

            Thats another question i have does the ball it comes in make ANY difference at all or is all for aesthetics?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Aesthetics only except for Luxury Ball where friendship raises faster by a little bit.

          • MK126

            Interesting cause i see a lot of people on here asking for specific pokeballs when breeding pokemon

          • Monkeyfuzz

            ’cause they look nice is all. Am I breeding this for you or not?

          • MK126

            Yessir 😄😄

          • MK126

            As you can tell i dont have anything special for it

          • Monkeyfuzz

            That’s OK.

          • MK126

            Awww 😀😀

          • Monkeyfuzz

            OK the egg is ready. FC: 0748 – 2744 – 4660 IGN: James

          • MK126

            Ok give me one second lol

          • MK126

            1263-6760-1275 IGN: Mark

          • Monkeyfuzz

            OK, coming online now.

          • MK126

            I dont trade often so how will i find you?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            As long as you are online in the plaza I will find you.

          • MK126

            Makes sense

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I suggest pressing trade and GTS to make sure you are connected.

          • MK126

            👍👍👍

          • MK126

            You’re awesome 😁😁😁

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Hope it helps 🙂

          • MK126

            Well right now my team is torracat, rockruff (still hasnt evolved into lycandusk), charjabug and a mimikyu i got on WT at level 1

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Not a bad team, Mimikyu will likely be the most helpful of those VS Olivia, you’ll want to train up that Mareanie though. Do you have any water TMs you can teach it?

          • MK126

            I dont BUT my pokemon are a pretty high level i feel. Mimikyu is 29 while the other 3 are 32

          • Monkeyfuzz

            If you hatch it I can teach it Scald if you trade it back for a minute. It learns no water moves naturally until lv 49 apparently.

          • MK126

            With Liquidation right? 😧 whoever decides these level up movesets needs to be fired lol

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah, you’ll want Scald anyway though tbh, it has bad physical attack and scald at least can burn.

          • MK126

            Thats true…

          • Monkeyfuzz

            You want me to teach it to it then?

          • MK126

            When it hatches sure

          • Monkeyfuzz

            OK well I’m going to sleep in 10 minutes so is it close to hatching?

          • MK126

            I doubt it but i dont need it today! Go to sleep youve been a big enough help to me already 😄

  • LunaMoon

    Are Totem Pokemon you get from Samson able to get that aura or are they just going to be bigger than regular Pokemon?

    • They are exactly like normal Pokémon just with bigger heights and weights

      • LunaMoon

        So it’s useless getting them, they’re just slightly bigger. What a rip :/

  • Monkeyfuzz

    What’s peoples favourite Gender Differences in Pokemon? Thoughts on the concept?

    • LunaMoon

      My favourite gender difference is Popp-oh wait, they make it a majority male. Why do starters have to be majority male no matter how they look different from it?

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Not sure, any reason I can think sounds unlikely/not real reasoning.

  • EarthenWarrior

    And my RU rating hit 1.1k I’m officially done…
    If anyone needs me I’m gonna drop my rock collection on my face until I feel nothing at all

    • Seraph used Wood Hammer

      Ouch…

  • TheReece25

    Soooo.. I’m a bout to play US for the first time…
    Any reason to bother finishing the original??

    • LunaMoon

      Yes if ya wanna do the Looker missions and get the UBs.

      • TheReece25

        .. O. Looker only.. :///
        Oh wait.. I did make it to missions.. I forgot lol. Boring

    • Ultron

      No.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      If you got Sun last time possibly not. You could trade me the apricorn balls from it though if you aren’t using them? I could breed you something in return.

      • TheReece25

        Lol. If I’m ever not feeling lazy, possibly

  • LunaMoon

    You know, since mega stones returned in G7, it’s a bit weird to think that both Megas and Z-Crystals will consistently return throughout the generations.

    • TheReece25

      I feel they will update crystals for new pokes.. but worried no new megas.. minus occasional legend.
      But the wrist ring will stay

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Wow Guzma kind of gave me a run for my money in my first battle with him this time around. His Golisopod was tough in SM, but he really brought his A game. I’ve gotta do a lot of training with my Pokemon if we’re gonna stand a chance at standing up to him later.

  • LunaMoon

    I got a shiny Medicham!

  • Why does God do this to me? I was on the GTS when I found someone offering a Shiny Poipole for a Male Carbink. Only problem is? Carbink is Genderless

    • Monkeyfuzz

      They are a hacker.

    • LunaMoon

      Same thing happened to me, someone was offering a shiny Blacephalon for a Porygon2, I had it, but it was asking for a male. I don’t know if Japan has gendered Polygons or if that person has misheard or if they’re trolling, but CURSES! I’d like that dark blue disco ball!

      • Monkeyfuzz

        They are hackers.

        • LunaMoon

          What a shame.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      For the love of……They REALLY need to fix the GTS. I mean it’s ridiculous. This has been going on for years. It;s not hard to block out impossible requests. If someone inputs a Dialga they should even have access to the gender option and when it comes to levels it should fade out any level that’s lower than the official original level you can get it at. No more gendered legends at level 1!!!!

      • Monkeyfuzz

        You can get a level 1 Dialga, Palkia and Giratina though. Also events might give them. The gender thing is ridiculous though.

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          Ok fair enough that’s a bad example, but you get my point lol

    • Seraph used Wood Hammer

      Everyone’s seen this particular Poiple it seems

    • Sunniera 2.0

      That’s weird. I’m having the opposite problem. I’m offering my Shiny Poipole for just a Male Carbink but no one is willing to trade.

      • LunaMoon

        ….That’s because Carbink are genderless…

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I’ll give you 8 shiny Missingno. for it.

      • LunaMoon

        I’ll give you a male Cresselia and a female Thundurus for it. Oh, also a shiny Lunala.

        • Seraph used Wood Hammer

          I’ll give you my genderless Heatran

          • I’ll give you a Male Reshiram for it and a Female Xerneas

          • Seraph used Wood Hammer

            Hmm but all rezhiram are male

          • Sunniera 2.0

            I always found it weird how they decided to start giving “genders” to Pokémon starting with Heatran.

          • LunaMoon

            I thought they started giving genders since at least when breeding was added.

          • Sunniera 2.0

            I meant Legendaries, not just Pokémon in general. That was a mistype on my part.

          • LunaMoon

            Ohh, yes it’s fine. Anyways, Lunala and Solgaleo, although claimed to be genderless, their S/M dex entries called them the “male/female evolutions of Cosmoem”.

  • Sunniera 2.0
    • Snorlax is a cat…

      • LunaMoon

        Snorlax reminds me of Pete the Cat.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        It’s really based on a hibernating bear though.

      • Sunniera 2.0

        Wait. Seriously!

  • Seraph used Wood Hammer

    Prepare for an USUM review
    Not just of the game
    But of the friends who carried me through it

    • LunaMoon

      You’re going to review your friends?!

      • Seraph used Wood Hammer

        By my friends
        I mean my team

        • LunaMoon

          Ah.

          • Seraph used Wood Hammer

            YEEe

  • LunaMoon

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7b1db8822e2a81f6e01a81f1a82301ff9cd026424292d61529c338ad25affa0.jpg
    Here are all my UM Wormhole Shinies! Seriously, they’re ALL shinies.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Any in special Pokeballs?

      • LunaMoon

        Most of them are in Quick or Ultra Balls sadly, as I didn’t want to risk it.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Understandable.

          • LunaMoon

            Yeah, I didn’t think they’d be easily catchable especially since they’re level 60, so I decided to just catch ’em quickly and simple.

  • TheReece25

    So what happens to the Pokemon you don’t choose?

  • LunaMoon

    I know this is random and non-Pokemon related but there’s this SpongeBob song where it sounds like he’s saying he’s ready to twerk…

    • Sunniera 2.0

      It doesn’t sound like it. Spongebob is saying it.

      • LunaMoon

        Search “Rubber Hose Rag” and if you listen carefully he’s saying something like it.

    • Ultron

      This is why spongebob has been horrible since after the first movie.

      • LunaMoon

        He wasn’t literally saying it though, I was just pretending he was. Plus, it’s not like there weren’t any good episodes at all after the first movie, there were quite a few gems scattered around, plus 2nd movie and after improved a ton.

  • I finally bought Stardew Valley on Switch. I love this game so much. Not sure if I wanna romance Leah or Penny this time…

  • zeldaoreonerd

    Just hit 3000 resets for Poipole! I really hope i get it under the odds and soon because I really wanna play through the rest of this game with a shiny new team member!

    • Seraph used Wood Hammer

      Without a charm? ouch

      • zeldaoreonerd

        Yeah, but it’s okay! If I get to the 5000 mark I think I might just get the charm and come back to try again, but for now I’m gonna try and get it without

        • TheReece25

          Literally? U restarted that many times… Lol. I’m naive

          • zeldaoreonerd

            It’s honestly not awful. It’s still under the odds, and resets are pretty quick (roughly 20-30 seconds a piece). I usually just keep myself busy watching shows while resetting, and have gotten in on average 1000 resets a day for the past three days! And I really want this shiny, so I can be a little patient to get it!

  • TheReece25

    If floatzel had an ability that started rain on it’s entrance… Wouldn’t it be Ubers… Strong.. fast.. just low def.. like UBs

  • Ultron

    I really do not like Aether Paradise’s design. It’s so bland and boring. There’s no exploration to it…no sense of awe..It’s not a paradise, which would be fine if that was the point, but it’s not. The AF isn’t evil, Lusamine is.

    • LunaMoon

      I don’t think the USUM Lusamine is evil. Sure, she started out like that, but post-story, she’s reformed and back to normal.

      • Ultron

        I guess “sh*tty person” is slightly more accurate.

        • LunaMoon

          Eh, to each their own.

          • Ultron

            I mean, she neglected her children

          • LunaMoon

            Ohh, I thought that’s what you thought overall as a character. K, Nvm lo.

          • Iron Hydride

            She was mentally ill tho

      • I’d say more “Blinded by her desires”

        • LunaMoon

          Exactly.

      • Nah she’s just a boring character now

        • Iron Hydride

          Still makes more sense than SuMo Lusamine

  • LunaMoon

    Woot, lucky 2nd shiny Medicham!

  • LunaMoon

    R.I.P, I accidentally killed a shiny Abomasnow (really it killed itself due to wood hammer) but i made it up for myself by catching a shiny crustle!

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Well that sucks. I don’t think I’ve ever ran away from a shiny or killed one, but I can imagine it hurts pretty bad. Still playing through the game, but looking forward to jumping into the Ultra Wormhole and catching some brand new shinies to ad to the collection.

      • LunaMoon

        Yeah, it was a bit heartbreaking when it died, but hey, at least I managed to heal myself a bit with another new shiny.

  • ShinyXatu

    I’m beginning to think that Nintendo is planning a Nintendo Direct in “direct” response to Sony’s PSX show which will have some interesting announcements (including Media Molecule’s Dreams, a huge deal to me). So maybe December 5-7 or something, just a few days before? It would be an interesting way to detract attention from Sony, now that the Switch has made Nintendo more aggressive. I also say this because I’d rather not wait until January 😛

    • Daedardus

      Don’t count on it, it will be January. PSX wasn’t even going to be livestreamed originally, so I guess they will not show anything groundbreaking. The Game awards will likely feature smaller Nintendo announcements like the Ballad of the Champions DLC.

  • Prashanth Raghuram

    I’ve been watching the anime, and I know Lillie’s whole arc is set before the events in the game where she runs away, and nebby hasn’t yet been captured by the Aether Foundation (Till where I’ve watched), and Lusamine isn’t a complete bitch and there are small modifications to the plotline, and additions, most importantly Lillie’s encounter with the UB. My questions are: a) Why has gladion left, since none of the events that caused him to run away with Type: Null have happened and in fact Lusamine doesn’t even know about Null and b) How did Lusamine not know about what happened to Lillie??

    • Daedardus

      Are we spoiler tagging anime spoilers now lol?

  • LunaMoon

    Just caught my third shiny Medicham!

    • LunaMoon

      Wow, a shiny Heliolisk right after that!

      • LunaMoon

        Omg, three shinies in a row with a shiny Stunfisk!

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  • EarthenWarrior

    If anyone cares, the dub of Pokemon I choose you is playing on DisneyHD today

    Also apparently they’re airing the dub of the Kanto episode

  • EarthenWarrior

    So I guess today I’ll finally spend some time hunting the Tapus today
    I also need three Cosmog (I like to have complete sets)
    And I seem to have misplaced my Magearna
    Unless it’s in bank

    Just focusing on legends today

    • LunaMoon

      I recommend that you use Quick Balls on every single Tapu.

  • LunaMoon

    Woot, woot! Shiny Magcargo! It’s so beautiful.

    • EarthenWarrior

      Omfg enough already

      • LunaMoon

        Alright, alright, geez.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Alright I’m having a conundrum
    Me being a collector of sorts, I like to have complete sets of things
    Ergo I’m assembling my legends box and I realized I need 3 more Deoxys one for each form… Which means I have to either pay those morons on GTS a visit and see what ridiculous things I gotta shell out for 3 more or the harder more convoluted option, replay Alpha Sapphire to completion AND do the delta episode THREE TIMES…..

    Also if anyone has a spare ice stone it would be a big help

    • Iron Hydride

      I have all Deoxys forms in my livedex and it was super easy to get, GTS isn’t total trash

      • EarthenWarrior

        Bullfeces, GTS is a cesspool of moronic idiots, begging everyone for shinies and legends for the most unreasonable requests

        • Iron Hydride

          Get good at using the GTS fam, if you play it right it’s an amazing tool

          • EarthenWarrior

            Bah I’ll go there right now and look for a common Alolan Sandslash and see what they want in return, if it is anything more than a Alolan Ninetales and they want legends or ultra beasts its bad

          • Iron Hydride

            Just use pelago and be patient or something, a common Aloslash will have terrible trade economy

          • EarthenWarrior

            EVERYTHING IS A TERRIBLE TRADE ECONOMY
            It is just ridiculous sometimes, last year I barely did it because everyone wants legends or level 91-100 stuff for anything

          • zeldaoreonerd

            I usually just refresh by exiting GTS and reopening it to see more options because there are some people who have reasonable requests that go really quickly.

    • EarthenWarrior
    • I have an ice stone but it will be a couple hours before I can trade

    • LunaMoon

      Did you get the Ice Stone from Po Town?

      • EarthenWarrior

        I did but I don’t need it anymore

        • LunaMoon

          Ah.

    • Fedex

      if nature’s aint an issue I have a spare deoxys

  • Soggy Auggy

    If I trade Cosmoem from Pokémon Ultra Sun to Pokémon Moon and then evolve it, will it evolve into Lunala or Sogaleo? What I mean to say is, is Cosmoem’s evolution based on the game it’s from or the game it’s in?

    • zeldaoreonerd

      From what I understand, it is based upon the game it is currently in.

      • Soggy Auggy

        Okay. I’ll try it soon… my original Cosmog from Moon has a bad nature so I wanna get a better Lunala

  • EarthenWarrior

    Oh lame, in the Charjabug episode’s dub they didn’t even bother mentioning natures in the sub

  • WoooooHoooooooo!!!!!!!
    Ding Dong Totem Araquanid falls! I sent in Dusty to get a Rock Throw in lowering its health to almost yellow as it faints Dusty, I switched to Lola and did a Return attack as it and Dewpider both Bubbled, then to finish it I Breakneck Blizted it and took it down and out! Now Minty I’m going to make a star I will switch and Ice Shard the ally out!

  • Ok, Bewear coming in on wheels to pick up Team Rocket is hilarious

  • LunaMoon

    Wait, are you able to transfer USUM Pokemon to SM? Even Poipole and Stakataka and such?

    • Iron Hydride

      Pokemon can’t be transferred if they were introduced in Ultra Sun/Moon, have a form that isn’t in Sun and Moon, or know a move not in SuMo.

      • LunaMoon

        Oh, OK. So it’s just ones that already had existed during the time of S/M then.

    • As far as I’m aware none of the new forms or Pokémon can go to SM

  • LunaMoon

    Always thought that shiny Magcargo was a blue one with a gray shell. But purple is nice as well!

  • Soggy Auggy

    I tried SRing for a shiny Poipole last night… idk how far I got but it’s harder than it looks so I stuck (lol adhesive) with the original color

    • LunaMoon

      Shiny Poipole is the Beedrill pattern, right?

  • LunaMoon

    Life is boring.

    • LunaMoon

      Ahh, the ancient form of Popplio.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Crap optimum app won’t let me stream tv if I’m not home
    At least I recorded Pokemon I choose you, lame

  • LunaMoon

    I find it really funny how Diancite is given as an event item, and yet there’s no new Diancie event. I got a Diancie from this Japanese guy if anyone was wondering, but seriously-is there not going to be a new Diancie event? Hoopa had it. Volcanion had it. Why not Diancie?

    • Diancie had an event. It was a real long time ago, but I still have mine (two if we’re being accurate)

      Only Mythicals I don’t have are:
      Keldeo
      Genesect
      and Volcanion

      And technically Marshadow because I haven’t redeemed it just yet

      • LunaMoon

        I know there was a Diancie event, I meant a 2nd one, because at this point, I think there’s no more than 50% of the US/UM players who have a Diancie.

  • Iron Hydride
    • I hope I can have that kind of luck
      I think I already spent it on the destiny bond and the shiny slowpoke and bagon. I think I’m entirely out of luck

      • Iron Hydride

        I wish I could give you some of my luck but I need it for Pheromosa and Celesteela

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Oh that’s nice :0

      Are you planning on getting more shinies UBs like Pheromosa?

      • Iron Hydride

        I’m at 15 SRs on Pheromosa as of now, but that’ll be on hiatus for a while :0

    • EarthenWarrior

      Feh all I really kinda want is a Shiny Buzzwole or Stakataka but knowing my horrible luck I don’t see it ever happening

      Especially since I am shiny charmless

      • Iron Hydride

        Are you capable of being happy for other people

        • EarthenWarrior

          Not one bit,

    • LunaMoon

      Congrats! IMO I don’t want to do SRs but instead just have myself randomly walk into one, as 1), you can get as many UBs this time, 2) shinies by Ultra Wormhole are easier to find and 3) it’ more a surprise than a burden.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Shiny legends and UBs are the same shiny chance as any regular non-wormhole ‘mon.

        • LunaMoon

          YES!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Congratulations 🙂

  • Well want to update my team with y’all

    Furball the Torracat lvl.23
    Lola the Lopunny lvl.23
    Dusty the Rockruff lvl.21
    Minty the Seel lvl.20

    Trials beaten: 2
    Grand Trials beaten: 1

    By tonight I plan to add:
    Luna the Morelull

    Though after Luna, I am torn between so many 6th slots
    Crobat, Forretress, Goodra, Noctowl, Passimian, Gengar, A. Dugtrio, Mudsdale, Garbodor, Skarmory, Beheyem, Metagross, Electavire, Manectric, Flygon, Claydol, Espeon, Pinsir, Pallosand, or Xatu
    (These are the Pokémon I found that don’t overlap on Akala and Ula’Ula)

  • Chaos
    • I’m seriously surprised people are saying he’s good after everyone said he was trash with bad typing and terrible stats

      • Chaos

        I’ll be honest I did say it was going to be bad, but I also said I would enjoy using a TR LO set, and it’s so much fun…

      • DucoLamia

        Theoretically, any Pokemon with decent stats can work somehow. It’s just people were bashing it before they actually tried to use it. It really isn’t as bad a people make it out to be. You really (in some cases) can’t say a Pokemon is bad due to it’s stats.

      • Seraph used Wood Hammer

        Like…. it honest to god has literally nothing right about it… I have no idea how this happened

        • Chaos

          Well it can set up it’s own TR, has a stupid powerful Gyro Ball.

          Actually is able to set up TR on all the Tapus (bar Superpower Bulu), and Naganadel, (basically anything that doesn’t pack a ground or fighting move e.g. Magearna without Aura Sphere)

          It 2HKOs Lando T even with Initmidate.

          It snowballs like mad If you tweak it’s EVs for an Attack Boost after each kill. It actually had a lot going for it which people overlooked due to it’s typing and low speed.

        • Fedex

          It had everything people over looked it due to bad typing.

    • EarthenWarrior

      https://youtu.be/YBoIoJVVp5c
      But in all seriousness that guy was a bit sloppy

    • Chaos

      https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-664526014

      My team is so bad, how did I even win this one?

      • EarthenWarrior

        The idiot ran fire punch instead of earthquake

        I wish I got bad players more often, at least easy wins boost my rating

    • LunaMoon

      Why wasn’t Tapu Fini invited to battle? Unless Gyarados is her “primal form”.

  • EarthenWarrior

    So I need to decide Premier ball Sandshrew or Heavy Ball

    The sooner I start my moon journey the sooner I can start filling the blanks for my legends list

  • EarthenWarrior

    Bored need ideas
    One Fakemon I wanted to tinker is a normal standalone Pokemon based on a stem cell (and it is not supposed to be a Ditto knock off)

    Amorphix
    The Cellular Pkm
    Normal
    Protean
    It is simply a translucent magenta sphere with four teardrop shaped appendages which function as either four legs or two legs and arms and with a single thin eyestalk on top with a black bead enveloped at the tip

    It observes other Pokemon’s movements and abilities and attempts to mimic them but it cannot preform them exactly

    HP: 70
    Atk: 70
    Def: 70
    SpAtk: 80
    SpDef: 80
    Speed: 50

    Endure
    Pound
    Mimic
    Minimize
    Psywave
    Camouflage
    Hidden Power
    Reflect
    Light Screen
    Copycat
    Subsitute
    Psych Up
    Acid Armor
    Recover
    After You
    Tri Attack
    Wring Out

    And they learn a plethora of TMs and tutors

  • So, I just finished watching Pokemon I Choose You. I thought it was great, I loved everything about it. Can’t think of anything else to say, but I give it 9/10.

    • EarthenWarrior

      It’s waiting on my DVR
      I’m not expecting any miracles but I’ll watch anything once

  • DucoLamia

    Well that was mortifying! I just got the shiny charm and I ended up getting a shiny Altaria, right? BUT IT USED PERISH SONG. I was freaking out until the last minute, a critical capture happend. It would’ve fainted the NEXT TURN. Who was evil enough to give these pokemon self-destruct moves? I’M SO MAD. I almost lost the shiny!

    • TheNintendoChip

      I mean it happens. Best thing to do is to go in prepared for that scenario (for perish song, for example, bring skill swap + soundproof), because you can’t control it.
      Also, all pokemon have a “self-destruct move” — struggle. I’ve lost a shiny regirock to it before.

      • DucoLamia

        True, but usually I’m able to catch it before it self-destructs. If I would’ve known it had Perish song, I would’ve brought my Kommo-o or something. This was just cruel. The worst part is that it’s my fault too because I messed around for a bit throwing apricorn balls at it for fun.

    • LunaMoon

      Same here, I was going to catch a shiny Abomasnow, but then it used Wood Hammer and gave itself damage and died….:( Luckily some 5-10 minutes later I found a shiny Crustle and that helped ease the pain a bit!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      So I should carry a Taunt user and maybe something with Damp, though Idk if there are self-destructors, good to know. Well done catching it at the last moment btw.

      • DucoLamia

        Yes. Do what I should’ve done and keep a soundproof, Taunt, or Damp user with you. It’ll save your life.

  • LunaMoon

    To anyone using the Wormhole technique to find shinies, which Pokemon do you have the most shinies of? For me, it’s Barbaracle, with a whopping 5 shinies.

    • DucoLamia

      I’ve only got one of each so far. I suppose I’m doing well for just getting the charm, today.
      I don’t have all of them yet, but I got a Sigilyph, Drapion, Altaria, Stunfisk( pfft), and Quagsire.

      • LunaMoon

        Funny thing though i’m not even using a charm and I got so many wormhole shinies, sorry for bragging. It’s weird that today, I found 3 shinies back-to-back.

        • DucoLamia

          Your luck is better than mine XD. I find shinies I like, but they take a little while.

          • LunaMoon

            It takes a while too sometimes, but occasionally I get them in short (UB) bursts.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Wow..

      That’s a lot. But, how many shinies you’ve gotten in total? Like I heard finding shinies in the game was easy but not THAT easy lol

      • LunaMoon

        Let me say some:
        -5 Barbaracles
        -3 Medichams
        -2 Nuzleafs
        -2 Swans
        -2 Heliotrisks
        -1 Floatzel
        -1 Sigilyph
        -1Crustle
        -1 Drapion
        -1 Ground-Electric fish

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          19 and that’s only some lol

          But enjoy this feature as much as possible because I doubt gen 8 will have such an easy way to obtain shinies 😛

          • LunaMoon

            Thanks and yeah, at least we have to wait at least 2 years. Honestly I think we need a 1-2 year gap, as so we don’t have to worry about shiny hunting! And I think I might have a few more but forgot 😛

      • DucoLamia

        It’s piss easy in this game. If you have the shiny charm, it’s even easier. Double Ring Wormholes are the Key. They almost gaurentee and shiny if your’e willing to soft reset a few times(like I did).

        • LunaMoon

          I think you can get shinies in all the wormholes but the double-ring/butterfly ray ones have higher chances.

          • DucoLamia

            We don’t know the odds yet from what I read, but surprisingly the most shinies I got were from single rings and 1 double ring. Guess I’m just lucky.

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Welp. But you can’t control what Pkms you get so

          • DucoLamia

            True, but if you do encounter a Pokemon you want and you’re in a double or single Wormhole, I honestly reccomend soft-reseting at least 3 times before you leave (AND ALSO SAVE BEFORE THE ENCOUNTER. PLEASE. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU WILL GET. TRUST ME.). At least the best part is that if you get a shiny in the wormhole it will remain shiny. I tested it out.

          • Isn’t it true once you enter a wormhole its set as shiny or not so it will always be shiny afterwards if you SR?

          • DucoLamia

            YEP. Tested it out with a shiny quasire. I reseted for the gender and nature.

    • I just beat Lana’s trial earlier so none from these games yet

      But in the wild in total I have 2, Weedle and Gulpin

      • LunaMoon

        Oh nice.

        • Yeah I remember the story behind how I almost lost the Weedle

          I found in SS on my first patch of grass after Cherrygrove and got it all the way to the top of sprout tower, after I won my DS was going to die and I turned it off without saving. I realized my mistake and frantically plugged it in and checked luckily I saved right after I caught it so it just went back its original level

          • LunaMoon

            Ah.

          • DucoLamia

            Reading this post gives me so much anxiety. I feel this every time my DS is about to go out lol.

  • Deerlia

    I am dumbfounded deers, i actually beat ARMS Grand Prix on Level 7…

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Is that the hardest one?

      • Deerlia

        Oh heck is it… It’s really tough!

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Well done for doing it 🙂

  • MK126

    Holy ish Totem-maru was hard af

  • Is Type: Null shiny locked this time around? Just wondering.

    And still no spoilers, please.

    I’ll play THE heck out of both US/UM once my class is finished (Dec 4). Just completed exam 5, need to study for a Make-up exam, then for my comprehensive final (ugh).

    • TheNintendoChip

      Doesn’t seem like Type: Null is shiny locked.

      Do you only have one class for some reason? (also curious as to what class)

      • I have one class becaus eI only need two more to graduate with my Bachelor’s. The other class is, unfortunately, not co-requisite. Pre-requisite only (I can’t take them at the same time, I have to get a C or better to take the other one.)

        And it’s all for a business minor. *facepalm.* I’m already done with my major in Information Systems.

        • TheNintendoChip

          I see. That really sucks. Something similar happened to my girlfriend where her accounting minor is taking longer than she thought because of a bunch of unrelated bs pre-requisite classes she has to take.

          • I hate accounting. financial was a pain, but managerial accounting is an even bigger pain. >:(

            At least this professor is ‘easier’ then the last two times I took the first one (who shall not be named).

    • Monkeyfuzz

      No, it isn’t. I might try for it so I can have a Shiny of it to go with my event Silvally.

  • Soggy Auggy

    I just got BODIED by Moltres. Poor Alomomola didn’t last…

    • EarthenWarrior

      I hate that stupid fish so much it deserved to fry

      • Soggy Auggy

        Well, Kartana also chopped her up like sushi

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Hey, are you available to take the Snowshrew you wanted?

      • Soggy Auggy

        Yeah sorry… my friend code is 0447-7438-9440 the name is August but in-game it’s Soggy

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Just gotta get it from Bank, I realise I had one leftover from breeding a while ago and it has perfect IVs in a Moon Ball.

          FC: 0748 – 2744 – 4660 IGN: James

          • Soggy Auggy

            Okay, I added you 🙂

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Coming online (after stupid long Game Sync).

          • Soggy Auggy

            I thought I had a Multiscale Lugia laying around but Spiritomb might have to suffice 😨

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It’s OK, hope the Snowshrew helps 🙂

          • Soggy Auggy

            I love it thank you 😍

  • Frillish is so cute
    Why is it’s evolution so gross

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I like Pringles Guy Jellyfish, especially my green one.

    • MK126

      But its evolution is so useful

    • I like it’s evolution more tbh
      For Frillish
      The male is ugly af with its face
      The female’s mouth is just creepy

  • Sunniera 2.0

    On Starstorm’s note about Frillish. I was reading a manga and I really hope that they would do another jellyfish evolutionary line that delineate the exact development of a jellyfish. Wait…they have to some extent. I guess this might contribute to why Niheligo is part Rock Type. Look at pictures for explanation. Mainly the first one.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/085158e4582211e4ccb4ec8bc0f9815e1f97fe5caaf3dd874846186024e38295.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d007aac612d178b0b6e5d90cf07ab2713e63df40e423cc8644b561a7ee106208.png

  • Sunniera 2.0

    Will be flying back to school today. Break ended too soon. Didn’t really feel like one since it was more stressful than when I was at school. Luckily I will have UM to tide me over during the wait for and the actual flight-which is going to be delayed 1-2 hours for some reason. When I do start playing I will be soft-resetting for (spoiler alert) Totem Salazzle. After that my team will be…

    Astolfo the Brionne Lv. 31
    Punk the Glaceon Lv. 33
    Drunk Ubear the Bewear Lv. 32
    Varazzless the Salazzle Lv. 30

    Also the Hau rival battle at Ula’Ula Island was even more difficult than in SM, so I am quite satisfied with the added difficulty to these games.

    • zeldaoreonerd

      Wait I thought the gift totems were shiny locked? Or am I mistaken in what you are soft resetting for?

      • Sunniera 2.0

        Just nature. I’m not playing the game for now because I am conserving the battery for the airport. Once I get there then I will soft-reset for the nature which shouldn’t take a while.

  • Daedardus

    When all the journalists are playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and I’m waiting for new Switch games https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a232f50ec4702479645917f74908284f8a859860879e1cecaf55d7f8bfb2720b.png

    • Here I am with over 300 Rockruffs hatched with none of them being Shiny.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        That’s not that many. Especially if you have no shiny charm.

  • DucoLamia
    • Congrats! Nice Pokeball choice!

      • DucoLamia

        Thank you. I don’t know why, but this gen, I’m capturing everything in Priemier balls. They look so nice.

        • I have a shiny Tsareena (caught as a Bounsweet) in a Luxury Ball from an SoS chain of only 10-11 in Moon. 🙂

          • DucoLamia

            Sweet! Tsareena looks great in a Luxury Ball! Your chain is also impressive. I never get anything unless I use the Masuda Method.

  • Soggy Auggy
  • UnburdenedLegume

    Finally got myself a Marshtomp in a Lure Ball. Been wanting one of those for a while, but was never legit until now i think.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Would you mind breeding one for me? I can breed you something (that isn’t on a red square) from here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TMyuVzBj6xSgPMRVs6DrXohk805vpDiQkaTEwde3LNc

      • UnburdenedLegume

        sure

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Got the egg but obviously i cant check IVs. I did breed it with a 6IV Ditto tho, so it should be at least half decent. Also has Counter bred onto it

        • Monkeyfuzz

          OK, what do you want for it?

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Do you have Spheal in a special ball?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I have it in any ball it can legitimately be obtained in.

          • UnburdenedLegume

            I’d like Dive or Lure if you have it

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I’ll do Lure then, might take a while to get a calm one but I’ll try.

          • UnburdenedLegume

            If you cant get calm i’ll take a female too no problem.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Got a Calm female. FC: 0748 – 2744 – 4660 IGN: James

          • UnburdenedLegume

            going online now

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I might not have your FC.

          • UnburdenedLegume

            0361-8092-8221 IGN: Lee

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Cheers 🙂

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Thank you too, sorry I got disconnected, looks like it went through OK though.

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Calm nature too preferably

  • Well I just got to pet some fluffy alpacas and meet my mom’s boyfriends daughters. Good Day for me

    Oh and for all of you that still have GO, go and catch some Pokémon, we have but 188 million left to catch before Farfetch’d goes global!

  • ShinyXatu

    I’m finally picking up Ultra Moon again, it feels like ages but it’s only been a few days. I’m beginning to think that I legitimately have moderate depression because it’s getting tough for me to do basic things like picking up a video game without feeling sad and exhausted. I’m sure I’ll be fine, but it sure ain’t fun right now…

    • Sunniera 2.0

      I’m feeling the same way to some extent, but it’s tied with some current events of mine so it will probably only be for a couple days. Main Point is we go through tough times, so don’t be hesitant posting in fear of unloading some of that baggage on us, we all know that you are cool person and you will get through this slump.

    • zeldaoreonerd

      That’s unfortunate to hear, I hope you can start to feel like your old self again soon. It sucks to hear you feel tired and sad doing something you loved. Out of curiosity, do you live in a part of the country affected by the cold weather? I know I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder a lot during these months (thanks Ohio) so maybe it’s that?

  • EarthenWarrior

    Finally started Pokemon I choose you
    The dub is excruciatingly painful to listen

    • Sunniera 2.0

      There are some cringy moments.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Where can i watch it?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Is it not available subbed?

    • InfinityD4

      Which is why I can’t watch the anime Legally

  • Soggy Auggy

    SCREEEEECH I just wasted a Roto Catch! I was trying to catch Xurkitree and I got a critical capture

  • EarthenWarrior

    My second Shiny Drapion
    I am very displeased by the shiny coloration discoloration
    It should be bright crimson instead of the faded magenta

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Wont stop it from being the top 1 poison type

      • Sunniera 2.0

        Naganadel may want a word with you.

        • UnburdenedLegume

          A more frail Dragalge, but 8/10 design tho

          • Soggy Auggy

            I love Dragagleglegel

          • Sunniera 2.0

            And a much faster one as well. In bed it is known as “Quickshot”.

      • Soggy Auggy

        Um McScuse me? Gliscor???

        • Sunniera 2.0

          Not all purple things are poison-types. That is colorist. I expect more from a fellow Soggy.

          • Soggy Auggy

            Omg bye I’m leaving the Jungle I forgot Gliscor is Ground… bye there’s only room for one Soggy

            But seriously why are you named Soggy I’m curious… I’m named Soggy Auggy because that’s what the mean kids called me in school so I coined it into a nickname

          • Sunniera 2.0

            Sorry for the late reply. No don’t leave this world needs to be more soggy.

            Serious answer: I had a lot of nicknames as a kid and a notable one was Soggy Wonton (7th grade); so that is something that I have carried with me in non-professional settings.

        • EarthenWarrior

          ……it’s a Ground/Flying type

          • Soggy Auggy

            I… knew that. 🙂 thanks Earthy for keeping me… down to earth with your superior Ground type knowledge 🙂

          • EarthenWarrior

            Piss off kiss ass

          • Soggy Auggy

            Now Ian… I’ve been a member of this Jungle a long time… and I’m not one to kiss ass… maybe I genuinely like you?

          • EarthenWarrior
      • EarthenWarrior
    • LunaMoon

      Congrats! i also got it and I agree the colour should have been a bit brighter as it was hard to tell at first whether it was shiny or not.

  • Ithsme?

    Does anyone know the likelihood of shinies in the Ultra Wormhole? Both my brother and I started hunting last night, and he’s gotten 7 shinies so far (while I’ve gotten none >.>).

    • UnburdenedLegume

      It increases with the more light years (the longer you stay inside the travel segment of the wormholes

      • Ithsme?

        Do I just suck then? My average is like 4200 and my highest is 5800. My brother’s average is lower, so I guess he just has infinite luck.

        • UnburdenedLegume

          4200 is actually pretty good, so you’ve been just unlucky until now tbh. I got 4 shinies in like 20 mins

    • LunaMoon

      It’s quite easy to find a shiny, although luck may vary. You need to go as far from regular land as possible and try to choose bigger ringed-holes, as they have much more chance of getting a shiny.

  • LunaMoon

    I found out something horrifying; Ultra Ruins is a parallel world of Alola, with that ruin being the ruins of Hauoli City. I found it pretty creepy and terrifying on how the city has become such a garbage-filled ruined area.

    • If you can find it or he doesn’t mind reposting. Earthen gave a real cool theory on the Ultra Ruins yu should really check it out

      • LunaMoon

        Ah, I’ll try to find it!

      • EarthenWarrior

        Not so much a theory but a woefully detailed descriptions

        But Nonetheless Ultra Ruins could be seen as a parallel universe of the Alola Region most specifically Mele Mele

        But one thing remains unclear, did Guzzlord cause the problem or the problem attracted because the people…err person of a Ultra Ruins seemed to not hold Guzzlord responsible or fear it


  • This makes me wanna go back to watching Kyoryuger

  • EarthenWarrior

    The heart of darkness (or whatever it was called in the movie)… It always occurred to me this one scenario

    You see a podium with a pitch black orb of power that contains unlimited dark energy
    Would you take it

    • Sunniera 2.0

      Why would I even need that? Would I use it as a paperweight?

      • EarthenWarrior

        It’s symbolism for greed and lust for power
        If ultimate power was inches away from your fingertips would you hesitate to take it and use it for your selfish desires

        • Sunniera 2.0

          My greatest desire right now is to get into medical school. If the admissions committee finds out that I have such an object for any reason then that is going to be a big red flag.

          • EarthenWarrior

            But unlimited power gets you anything you want…
            And that could include knowledge

          • Sunniera 2.0

            Unlimited power would also come with unlimited responsibility. As evidenced by a misconstrued statement from Uncle Ben to Peter Parker.

          • EarthenWarrior

            Who says you have to be responsible with it

            Never mind

    • Nope I’d prefer a Mystic Water

  • EarthenWarrior

    Well I saw the movie, it was…ok… Not as thrilling especially how worn down the dubbing process does but it just puts things in perspective

    I did shed but a single tear for luxray…

    • I cried when Metapod evolved, Butterfree left and Luxray

    • LunaMoon

      What happened to Luxray? Did it evolve? Reunite with someone? Die?

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Soooooooo excited for next week’s episode of the dub version of the Pokemon anime. Can’t wait to see Ash and co. go to Kanto and for Brock and Misty to come back. I know they won’t be their original voices, but it’ll still be great to see them. I hope at the very least Brock’s voice actor is his last one ad not some new guy that’ll mess it up even further. His last voice actor, while not as great as his original, was alright and by the end got a good handle on the character. I’m not sure what to expect out of Misty.

    • EarthenWarrior

      ……actually that aired today….
      Misty’s voice sounds very bad, same with Jigglypuff, there wouldn’t been no shame reusing the original Jigglesploof song

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        It did?!?!?!?!!??! I thought it was just the Charjabug one!!!!!!! Was it both episodes or just the first one??? Also did they use Brock second VA? Crap now I need to see if my dvr recorded it or if I have to figure out a way to find it……

        • It was both then the movie after

        • EarthenWarrior

          Ja it was his second VA

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            Hmmmm well that’s better than them recasting once again and finding a terrible person.

      • LunaMoon

        So Misty’s original VA didn’t return?

    • Hate to say it, but it aired today already I think because of I choose you they aired 2

      • Sunniera 2.0

        Hate to say it, but Earthen Greninja’d you.

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Yeah that’s what Earthen said too………Whelp gotta see if it recorded or if I gotta find it some other way.

        • It sounds like Brocks voice actor is the same

          And Misty I think may be the same actress as the one who played the DP version of May

      • I believe they’re airing I Choose You again rn

        • I just saw they are and I just recorded it (with the first 6 mins missing sadly)

          • Sunniera 2.0

            The worst 6 minutes.

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Whelp dvr didn’t get the 2 Kanto eps so now I go on the hunt to find them. Maybe they’re on demand already? We shall see.

    • Oh only the first one aired they aired Chajabug dash and Alola Kanto, but next week is the conclusion to Kanto cameo

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Ah good to know

  • EarthenWarrior

    https://youtu.be/Katq8zszkyA
    Watch this it has a Pokemon ref

    • Sunniera 2.0

      Don’t know if this is good or not as I am at a place without Wi-fi and watching videos cost data which I am short on this month.

      https://youtu.be/KZaWIz6g8-Q

    • LunaMoon

      That’s all the way from last November right?

    • EarthenWarrior

      Probably whatever it wants

  • LunaMoon

    So here’s my question of the day, for people who saw the movie, out of 10, what would you rate the I Choose You movie? I’m considering on actually trying to find it to watch and wanted to know everyone’ opinion on it.

    • zeldaoreonerd

      I saw it in theaters the first weekend, and it was really nice to view it that way! Overall though, I’d probably give it a solid 8-8.5/10. The plot was really good IMO, and I liked the new direction they took the first chapter of the series.

  • EarthenWarrior
    • LunaMoon

      Congrats!

  • Sunniera 2.0

    About to play UM for 3 hours straight, i.e. my plane is about to take off. I’ll catch y’all on the flip-side.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Alright whoever said GTS was reasonable is wrong, went scouting for a heavy ball Sandshrew and all of them wanted box legends or poipole

  • LunaMoon

    Well, R.I.P. My luck of getting so many shinies must have ended, cuz I ain’t getting no shiny. I don’t think it matters how far you go, as there’s no guarantee you’ll get a high-ringed wormhole, so yeah, stupid shiny drought.

  • Hey since I like to share what I have, here’s all my GX cards going in Dex order https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1a706940fbcd2c7009e5a3fb514ad7d33274e4ef14675585ee1feccae02efee.jpg

  • Fedex

    Ohh yeah! 💪https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4eacaaa9acfa799d40f515fe9ddf5ec9b9c6523e0f4deb19d71fd222d2b32dbc.jpg

  • Fedex

    Ladies and gentlemen! Presenting! From the deep valleys of Johto, the defending, undefeated, undisputed Dragon type of the world! Dragonair!
    Ahh yes we ready to wreck Alola 👊https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f5f0e5dee890b32a99ba76aa64a2902031a5f35143fc6b856905dbb8bb16bdb.jpg

    • Cool! Where are you at in the game?

      I just beat Gladion at the Royal

      • Fedex

        Ohhh nicee :]
        Well not far ahead. I’ve just left Malie City on route 10 heading for my next trial xD

        • That’s cool is it true that the Lycanroc Z crystal is obtained there?

          • Fedex

            Uhh hmm I can’t remember but I am 100% certain you receive it in Malie or just before it at AP.
            Definetly at this point of the game :]

    • Iron Hydride

      If it’s undefeated it’s obviously never met an ice type 👀

      • Fedex

        We’re dodging them ice types to preserve our undefeated record :]

        • EarthenWarrior

          Hmmmmmmm granted Garchomp is utterly afraid of the cold but his Iron Head makes decent work of them

          • Fedex

            As a Dragonite we welcome ice types. Our multi scale will be too strong to break down as Dragonite rips them to shreds.

          • EarthenWarrior

            Coasting on that damn multiscale…
            This is why I ran Dual Chop for a while

            I member a monotype dragon guy forfeit the first round because I got a double crit from my Mega Garchomp

      • EarthenWarrior
    • LunaMoon
      • Fedex

        Thanks but I think it will need to watch out for us :]

  • LunaMoon

    FINALLY got a shiny, now I can rest.

    • LunaMoon

      By the way, I know I obviously got a ton of other shinies, but I was just in this weirdly long drought of not getting any shinies. Really glad I got it, now I can be relieved!

    • Fedex

      whaaa did ya get??

      • LunaMoon

        A(nother) Shiny Stunfisk.

        • Fedex

          Ohh wow. And what colour are they??

          • EarthenWarrior

            Blue fins

          • LunaMoon

            A pale yellow for the main skin and the yellow spots turning toothpaste blue.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Neato I got a Totem Gumshoos from GTS

  • We did it guys, we hit 3 billion Captures!!

    Now for exactly 48hrs. Farfetch’d is available world wide, while Kangaskahn moves to Japan to compensate Go out and catch one before its gone!

  • Sunniera 2.0

    Flight ended. Does anyone want to a Milotic for their playthrough of USUM? I got a Prism Scale from pickup, so I could trade a Pokémon holding it to you. Also I am about to challenge Sophocles Trial, but I think I will save that for tomorrow morning.

    • LunaMoon

      Hope ya had a good flight1 Anyhow, sadly I didn’t use a Milotic during my play through and I cannot offer you a Milotic :/

      • Sunniera 2.0

        Sorry if it is oddly worded, but I am offering the Prism scale to anyone who wants it for their main story playthrough.

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