Weekly Wrap Up is our end of the week digest of smaller news stories that are just as important, but didn’t get a dedicated post! If you’d like to get real time updates about what’s mentioned here you can follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Here’s what you missed from November 27th to December 3rd!

This Week’s Big Stories

Ho-Oh Now Available in Pokémon GO!

PokéJungle Advent Calendar 2017

Showdown: Villainous Teams — Round I: Leaders

Launch of new Pokémon Centers

  • Opening later this month in Hong Kong, Pokémon Hub will be the first official and permanent shop licensed by The Pokémon Company International outside of Japan since The Pokémon Center in New York closed for business in 2005! Although an official opening date hasn’t been announced it will be located at Tsim Sha Tsui, K11, Shop 217A
  • Opening March 14th, 2018, the new Pokémon Center Tokyo DX and attached Pokémon Cafe will be located on the 5th floor of the Nihonbashi Takashimaya SC East Building in Tokyo! We’ll be visiting the new shops on opening day, so stay tuned!

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  • With 5,442,088 Pokémon captured, the games first global mission to catch 10 million Pokémon has resulted in failure. For those who participated you can pick up your reward of 1,000 FC (2,000 FC if you’ve connected your games to the Global Link) at the Global Mission counter. The next Global mission will be related to Mantine Surfing and take place from December 12th to the 27th
  • Details for the Johto X Alola battle competition have been announced! This Double Battle competition allows you to only use Pokémon from the Johto and Alola Regional Pokédex. For this competition the usual Legendary and Mythical are banned, transferred Pokémon are allowed, and all Pokémon will be raised to Level 50. You can register for the competition between December 7th and December 14th, and the actual battles will commence from December 15th to the 17th.  All entrants will get the 50 Battle Points. As always you can download the full rules within the Festival Plaza

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • From December 8th until December 11th you can participate in the Iron Meteor Dive Cup! Participation in this Fixed Battle Arena, Basic Battle competition gets you a special Scizor centric title, and, as always, the higher your placement in the competition, the more titles you’ll receive!

Pokémon Duel

  • Requiring 247MB, Version 5.0 of the popular mobile game is now available! This patch is required to continue playing and contains several changes to the user interface, adds special UX versions of The Cube, Rare Metal and Ingot items, and some brand new figures:
    • UX Figures: Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, & Mega Swampert
    • EX Figures: Primarina & Tapu Fini
    • R Figures: Brionne & Golisopod
    • UC Figures: Popplio, Wimpod, Delibird, & Stantler
  • In addition, a special 10 pack booster has been released with a guaranteed EX or UX drop, various new Plates centered around the new Mega Evolutions have been added, and a few figures have had some balance changes:
    • Xerneas: Increased Moonblast’s Power from 70 to 99
    • Yveltal: Increased Oblivion Wing’s Power from 100 to 111
    • Lapras: Removed Pound and replaced it with Ice Beam, Increased Surf’s power from 60 to 70

Pokémon Shuffle

  • Upon login all players will receive a Shiny Gardevoir
  • The new Celesteela Ultra Beast challenge, and new Froakie (Winking) stage are available until December 5th
  • The Ribombee stage and new Magearna Escalation Battle are both live until December 12th
  • The Mudsdale stage is currently having a repeat run until December 5th, as well as the Alolan Raichu stage until December 12th

Check out the official Pokémon merchandise that was either revealed, leaked or is now available for purchase this week:

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  • Fun fact: There’s actually an official Pokémon Center vending machine located in a mall here in Seattle – making it the only official “shop” outside of Japan currently. It’s just in a pretty boogie, old mall, within a notoriously dangerous area, and weirdly no where near the TPCi US HQ a few towns over. Surprised it’s still open in all honesty. haha

    • Soggy

      You live in Seattle now?!

      • I live back and forth between Seattle and Singapore haha

  • zess

    Really like those pokeball figurines with different pokemon inside. In Ultra Sun and Moon news I’m nearly done leveling up my team to level 60 and then I’ll start the final trial!

    • Finals JUST finished for me so I can finally take the time to finish the game – I’m just taking down the the Team Skull HQ in Po Town. I keep getting distracted by all the sidequests haha

      • zess

        The sidequest in this game are a real nice touch and hopefully they expand on them in new switch game. Hopfully I can finish the main game by tonight. Btw how do you think you did on your finals?

  • EarthenWarrior

    Ugghhhhhhh why is every bit of technology i own give me battery related paranoia
    iPad, 3DS and laptop…

    Still having the issue with my Ipad where it burns noticeably faster than usual making me absolutely terrified to leave it unplugged, i could handle shelling out for a new battery or a new Ipad all together but my gigantic cache of Showdown replays are on there and i don’t know how to do a mass exodus

    the 3DS battery might be a bit simpler but as Kurusu said i must be critical with choosing a screwdriver for the screws, but i’m still scared i might botch it up

    and my ancient laptop i keep in my room has a habit of saying X aamount of % (Not Charging) which freaks me out, i want to move my rig into my bedroom but there’s no space and if that happened i’d probably never leave my room’

    I just want peace of mind with my devices knowing they are working properly and will continue to work unless major complications afflicted them

    • LunaMoon

      I have a similar problem with my phone which once went from 50 to 25 in less than half an hour, and that it occasionally dies between 10-35%.

      • I have the same issue

        I even sit my phone in my school bag everyday and it goes from 100% to about 70% by the end of the day. And by about 7 (about 5 hours after school) my phones at critical condition which is 5%

        • LunaMoon

          I know right! My phone dies so quickly it’s like it can’t even sustain itself without a charger.

          • Exactly, Lithium ion batteries suck! Remember when we had brick phones that lasted years without dying and were basically Shuckle grade, indestructable?

            I wasn’t alive, but sounded like good times

  • Ultron

    Lana Nendroid? Weird choice for one and two it’s lame wishiwashi horde is just printed on a tile..

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      It’s because Lana is incredibly popular in Japan. So it actually makes sense

      • Ultron

        Lol she is? But why?

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          Idk she’s kind of funny I guess?

    • LunaMoon

      For a second I thought you were talking about a Lana/Necrozma hybrid.

      • Ultron

        That’s a horrifying thought lol

        • LunaMoon

          lel.

  • Daedardus

    Yes, finally at 10% of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Time for the other 90 hours!

    • LunaMoon

      I give you 2 hours to finish the game.

    • zess

      How’s that game? I’m thinking about picking it up but I’m not sure.

      • Daedardus

        It’s great, especially if you like the original Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. It does have some flaws (navigation is sometimes confusing in these big spaces and the minimap ain’t great, performance in handheld ain’t good, voice acting can be offputting, character costumes are sometimes pretty bad, like oversized breasts, skimpy g-strings,..) but you get a game with a pretty good story (it has some cringey depths, but overthetop heights), rewarding and complex combat where you feel like a god, plenty of stuff to do and gorgeous environments.
        One final warning: it’s very long, rushing would take you 70 hours to finish the main story and you can easily invest 100 hours in this game. Don’t pick it up if you don’t like overly long JRPGs (like Persona 5, Dragon Quest VIII,…)

  • Ultron

    A problem I have with an USUM plot reworking: So Gladion is all like, “mom, don’t hurt cosmog. Don’t open the portal.” And then after I defeat her he immediately changes his mind and goes, “let me come and help!!” Really? Now you’re suddenly okay with hurting nebby so long as you and type null can defeat necrozma? F*ck you, Gladion

    • Iron Hydride

      It’s less ‘Omg lol I’m going to kill Nebby with you mom’ and more ‘We can work together, you’re doing it completely wrong.’ as well as a bit of ‘If this is the only way, then let us help you’.

      The story still makes more sense than SuMo where Lusamine has a boner over extradimensional Pokémon that she doesn’t even see until the games begin. Whilst SuMo Lusamine is great for setting up Backstory, she’s a poorly developed antagonistic force. Her UB obsession doesn’t make any sense because the dialogue makes it pretty clear she hasn’t seen an Ultra Beast until Nihilego at Aether Paradise… But she’s still trying to get to them before she sees one at Aether Paradise? And the one thing that causes her obsession with Ultra Space (Mohn) is something you have to dig around and figure out yourself when it’s really something that should’ve been explained off the bat because she was an attempted sympathetic villain. When in reality, she just seems like an irredeemable psycho who suddenly snapped and gained an obsession with something she hadn’t even seen before.

      • Ultron

        Yeah, I can see it that way. But at the same time, I feel like he could’ve tried a different approach as well? All well, it’s pokemon. They’ve already got enough cutscenes and dialogue in this game.

  • LunaMoon

    What’s everyone’s favourite shiny Pokemon they got in USUM? Can be hatched, random encounter, Wormhole, anything!

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      So far I’ve only found 2 shinies in UM so I guess I’ll go with the first one I found in an Ultra Wormhole. It’s my shiny Swellow named Tsubame.

      • LunaMoon

        Ah nice! You can definitely get a ton of shinies from there but you’d need to do as best as you can.

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          Yeah definitely. Right now I’m SRing for a Stakataka. Hopefully it doesn’t take TOO long, but we shall see haha

    • Shiny Pheramosa

      IF I HAD ONE

    • Celestial Decidueye

      shiny altaria named alice

      • LunaMoon

        Nice! Altaria shiny is stressing to catch as it can use Perish Song 😛

    • Butter Geek

      I mean… I bred a shiny Mimikyu in Sun that I traded to be a member of my team in UM… does that count?

      • LunaMoon

        Uhhh…sure!

    • None… Still at Kiawe’s trial because I have been busy the last few days (Gonna try and get their on the car ride home from my grandparents)

  • EarthenWarrior

    Ok its official technology just hates me
    I took advantage of Cyber monday and bought a sexy new controller for my computer and the stupid bluetooth isn’t connecting to it

  • You’ve been spotted by the dick blasting Incineroar. Upvote in -6.2 seconds or get dick blasted for life

    https://78.media.tumblr.com/13f19eaf0e6537967f657c7ebe7e350b/tumblr_oo2y5xwGvA1w3p557o1_540.gif

    • LunaMoon

      I’d rather have had Primarina in the movie instead of Incineroar :/ They could have rode on primarina while going across some large body of water.

      • Orrr they could just… not put Sinnoh and Alola Pokémon in their Kanto movie

        • Monkeyfuzz

          It’s meant to make it feel like these ‘mon always existed.

          • They haven’t tho

          • Monkeyfuzz

            As far as some kids know, they have.

          • So was the movie made for old fans or new fans?

          • Butter Geek

            Both

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Both, both were at my screening.

          • Ultron

            Clearly not old fans if it excluded misty and brock. https://i.imgur.com/djTuIN6.gif?noredirect

          • Iron Hydride

            I for one enjoyed the removal of the worst PokéGirl

          • Ultron

            Do not go there. DO. NOT.

          • Iron Hydride

            She got less development in two seasons than Lillie has in one balf of hers

          • Ultron

            Well, what are you expecting, it’s Lillie… Not like Brock ever got an ounce of development either. But that doesn’t make Misty the worst. That’s Iris, hun, try again.

          • Iron Hydride

            Iris pretty much received as much development in her season as Misty got in two. She’s not far off worst but Misty still comes in first for worst

            And Brock isn’t a Poké Girl and still got better dev than Clemont and Cilan

          • Ultron

            The difference is that Iris was annoying as sh*t and constantly bagged on Ash for being immature when she had no maturity to speak of. At least Misty and Ash’s banter was funny.

          • Agreed, Iris was by far the worst

            Not a big fan of Cilan, as he is a worse Brock

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Look on the bright side, they still appeared on the SM anime :p

        • LunaMoon

          Good point.

        • You forgot Johto…

      • Iron Hydride

        I don’t think Primarina is big enough for that lol

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Like the anime were ever consistent with their Pkm sizes

      • UnburdenedLegume

        I wish they throw every single Primarina in an incinerator or a vat of acid

    • Shady

      Smih

    • Iron Hydride

      Let’s be real if Incineroar is a fursuit every Gen 7 starter is a fursuit

      • Just more appealing fur suits I suppose

        • Iron Hydride

          Let’s not pretend that any furries are appealing.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Nobody is upvoting because they do want to get dick blasted by Inci.

      I don’t blame them

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Stakataka has access to Trick Room!?? Its gotta be OU right?

  • Ultron

    Haina desert gives me cancer. Definitely in the running for worst area in pokemon.

    • Eh I wouldn’t say that. Once you figure it out it’s pretty simple.

      • Ultron

        But it’s poorly designed. Black and White did a desert right. Expansive, interesting, variable. Not a lost woods rip off with one of the worst features from X&Y (pokemon running into you) and also pokemon that you can run into by walking.

        • Eh, good point

          • Ultron

            Probably took them tops like half a day to design

        • But they have always had Pokémon encounters by walking?

          And it actually is better than both XY and BW’s because it one ups them in one way… It shows the actual way it is in a desert, one big confusing, f*cking mess (Look at any one movie or anything in desert’s histories, one if the only ways how to navigate is to map the stars)

          So yes its confusing, but it’s meant to (it’s exactly what SuMo is, more realistic)

          • He means encounters in the over world you can’t avoid with repels

          • Oh that I agree are stupid

          • Ultron

            I would disagree. Deserts are confusing, but you can show that without doing a “lost woods” approach, which is just so overdone. I wouldn’t say it’s more realistic because you’ll enter one area and be teleported halfway across the desert, which makes no sense.

    • Tell that to Girtina’s home in Diamond and Pearl

      • Ultron

        Distortion World is confusing as hell (lol) but at least it’s unique and haunting

    • LunaMoon

      Oh isn’t Haina Desert where Tapu Bulu is?

      • Ultron

        Yep. Worst area for the ugliest tapu

        • LunaMoon

          I agree 100%

  • Butter Geek

    Getting to Battle Tree is pretty frustrating

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Anyone got a Poipole I can borrow for ‘dex?

    • DucoLamia

      What’s your FC?

      • Monkeyfuzz

        FC: 0748 – 2744 – 4660 IGN: James

        • DucoLamia

          Sorry about that! I have the Poipole, it’s just that Disqus conked out on me. Can you give me a half an hour? If you still need it I have it.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah OK, I still need it thanks.

          • DucoLamia

            Back! My FC is: 0748-6531-9751. Ready when you are. My IGN: Alexa

          • Monkeyfuzz

            OK, is there anything you need?

          • DucoLamia

            Nah, just make sure to trade my Poipole back. I already completed the Pokedex.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Thanks very much, that’s completed my Pokedex 🙂

          • DucoLamia

            You’re welcome! Sorry for the wait! 😀

          • Monkeyfuzz

            NP, I’m just glad to have it done 🙂

          • DucoLamia

            Do you need Naganadel for the Pokedex too? I got that if you want

          • Monkeyfuzz

            No thanks, somebody else helped me there.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        …what’s yours?

    • LunaMoon

      Wait you can get it from the UB Recon Squad right?

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Yeah, I’m nowhere near that though.

        • LunaMoon

          Oh.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      She’s so stylish, congratulations 🙂

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    • For my next hunt I will be searching for a shiny Suicune across two or three games

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Do you have the shiny charm? A full week seems like a long time with it

      • Yep…..

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          Oy….that’s rough then

          • I lost count of the soft resets

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            For resets I typically don’t count. Not unless there’s a modifier that changes the odds.

          • I got to 250 then just stopped counting

    • LunaMoon
  • Well I guess this is fine by me, kinda sucks for everyone who already saw Coco tho…
    http://www.slashfilm.com/frozen-short-removed-from-coco/

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I want to see it, like maybe on TV or something, not before a movie that I’ve already had to sit through both ads and trailers for.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Ok what the freakity frack my new phone makes me re-log into disqus every time I get on or refresh the page

    I can’t even upload photos directly anymore because reasons

    I’m getting seriously frustrated by technology lately

  • Iron Hydride

    It’s been four years, five months and twenty two days since the Fairy type was revealed (or 1636 days since the 11th of June 2013)

    Pokémon Red and Green were released on February 27th 1996 in Japan, meaning it’s been twenty one years nine months and six days (or 7950 days)

    The Fairy-type has been around for roughly one-fifth of Pokémon’s post-release existence

    How old do you feel

    • LunaMoon

      Not too too old.

    • EarthenWarrior

      • Iron Hydride

        I don’t believe ‘pissed off’ is an age.

        • EarthenWarrior

          when your old everything pisses you off

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          It is

          It’s called adolescence

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      If I only played Pkm and following it when Fairy type was revealed, it might have an answer to that question :p

    • Ariel

      Old af……

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Drawing my pension.

      • EarthenWarrior

        …..you’re drawing your what now…

        • Monkeyfuzz

          You don’t know what a pension is?

          • EarthenWarrior

            Well keep it in your pants

    • ShinyXatu

      It’s a tale as old as time.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Four years, five months and twenty two days since the Pokemon franchise became a sickness

    • EarthenWarrior

      ……..i got no comeback
      *Hurls a rock at the birb*

  • So, I’m having fun with Save The Light so far. Anyone else here have it?

  • EarthenWarrior

    Ok i am not enjoying my new Sandygast
    He’s frail, slow and got no powerful moves outside of Psychic

    they really should give it Hex at 25

    and a new Special Ground attack
    Something around 70 base power
    Gritty Gale, Sand Cyclone or Dust Devil

    a 25% chance to flinch

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Its literally a pile of sand and you’re surprised that its frail

  • Iron Hydride

    If PJ users were Pokémon:

    Star – Primarina
    Seraph – Decidueye
    Earthen – Rhyperior
    Govnah – Rotom
    Kuppo – Golduck
    Butter – Spinda
    Alex – Mr. Mime

    1v1 me if you think it’s wrong 👀

    • Butter Geek

      I don’t get Why I’m not from the Litten line, but I agree that Spinda fits me

    • Offended I have been left out 👀

      What do you have against cute, rejected Water Starters?

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Does that mean Butter is always drunk? I mean, is not surprising at all but still..

      Also nice Plat nuzlocke reference

      • Butter Geek

        I’m a Pole so That’d make sense

    • Rockcrawdaunt

      lol someone draw this!

    • Butter Geek

      It’s weird, but Rotom never said that to me (seriously)

      • He has

        You didn’t notice

        • I notice it all the time and always do it, mostly because he’s right I should save now I’ve been playing two hours

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Man, Rotom Dex is seriously everything I adore in Pkm form, now I regret not getting the game

      • LunaMoon

        Game, yes. Anime-wise, he’s pretty annoying. I’m sorry, but his anime form is annoying, I don’t know if it’s because I watch the subbed versions and I hate his Japanese voice, or it’s the fact he’s overly animated, but yeah, game I adore him, anime; not so much.

        • He was being sarcastic. He sucks

          • LunaMoon

            Oh. I honestly like Alolan Dex Rotom, sure he can be repetitive and annoying once in a while, but a good kinda annoying.

          • Ah contraire I find him a valued partner

            I mean let’s face it… he’s me in a nutshell (super talkative, but unlike irl where I must talk to myself because no one else near me has a lot of my interests, but Rotom does so he likes to talk)

            I honestly don’t know if I want Alola without him anymore

  • Butter Geek

    I’m thinking of changing up my fakemon region a bit.
    I’d change the regional bug from Electric/Bug to Bug/Normal.
    I’d change the first gym leader (electric) from a chef to an engineer of a small hydropower plant and his Signature to Regional Bibarel (Electric/Water)
    And finally I’d change up most of the teams of my gym leaders (Might post on that in more detail soon)

  • EarthenWarrior

    Finally Totemdemaru is slain, would’ve been so much easier if Sandygast knew earth power

    • Ultron

      Togedemaru was actually the easiest totem I’ve faced. Died into two hits

  • Butter Geek

    Hubolt
    Electric
    Innovation Badge
    Pichu (Electric) lv 13
    Slavian Bidoof (Electric/Water) lv 15

    Dulce
    Fairy
    Candy Badge
    Swirlix (Fairy) lv 23
    Canedy (Fairy) lv 25

    Les
    Grass
    Tree Badge
    Deerling (Summer/Winter) (Normal/Grass) lv 28
    Slavian Tangrowth (Grass/Fairy) lv 28
    Radamooset (Grass) lv 30

    Svar
    Steel
    Iron Badge
    Alloyma (Steel/Normal) lv 31
    Steelix (Steel/Ground) lv 32
    Meltetal (Steel/Fire) lv 34

    Drakoslav
    Dragon
    Epic Badge
    Terrept (Ground/Dragon) lv 35
    Shelgon (Dragon) lv 36
    Turboise (Dragon/Electric) 38

    Gale
    Flying
    Wind Badge
    Unfezant (Normal/Flying) lv 40
    Coeleon (Flying) lv 41
    Seekfowl (Ghost/Flying) lv 43

    Clark
    Fighting
    Super Badge
    Polecante (Fighting) lv 47
    Hawlucha (Fighting/Flying) lv 48
    Superine (Fighting/Fairy) lv 50

    Typica
    Normal
    Home Badge
    Miltank (Normal) lv 58
    Slaking (Normal) lv 58
    Furnibeast (Normal) lv 60

    • Butter Geek

      These are the changed up teams of my region’s gym leaders, posted too early

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Is Hubolt based on you?

      • Butter Geek

        Just the name

    • Iron Hydride

      I feel like some of the names have like, no sense of nuance. Like, at all. Even Gen I had less obvious names, as they’re either real names with obvious puns/meanings (Brock, Misty, Giovanni) sound like a word that’s related to the type but is still nuanced (Koga, Blaine) or are a pop culture reference (Sabrina).

      • Butter Geek

        I mean, I’m ready to change some of them, but I think these names actually fit the types you mentioned. Gale is a real name, but also related to wind, Drakoslav sounds like a real Russian/Polish name and contains ”Drak” (Russian for Dragon) and Clark is a popculture reference. Which ones do you think are the bad ones?

        • Iron Hydride

          The ones you picked out are the ones I don’t have much issue with.

          Typica is imo a bad name because it’s just a letter off of word relating to normal. Norman works despite being one letter off of normal because it’s a real name. Typica just sounds awkward imo.

          Hubolt as well. It’s a portmanteau of a human name and something to do with electricity, but imo it sounds off because it doesn’t sound like a normal name someone could have. Volkner and Wattson work because the electricity terms are worked into the name so it still sounds quite normal, whilst Elesa works because it sounds like a variety of existing woman’s names (Alyssa, Aylsa, Elsa, Eliza, etc) but Hubolt just doesn’t sound like something you’d name a person. Even names where the pun is super obvious visually are pronounced in a way which feels natural (such as Brawly).

  • MK126

    FINALLY MY TEAM IS COMPLETE *EVIL LAUGH* MY ROCDUSK IS NOW LYCANDUSK!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      How did you manage it in the end?

      • MK126

        I fixed the date and time for my 3DS

  • EarthenWarrior

    I’m gonna miss the little “zoodle oodle beep beep” but say hello to my feisty new Vikavolt https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7fe0cceddf3c76ba4455944bd9807cbdac2547c44b8e14f8b1e3df65dee88c09.jpg

    • Govnah

      I hope it burns and dies

    • Awww I love this evolution line

      As much as I like Grubbin and Vikavolt my real favorite is Chajabug

      It’s just so adorable with its accordion like cry

  • LunaMoon

    I hope for Gen 4 remakes they have Dex Rotom has a new form of him, all you need to do is obtain an “Alolan Dex Shell” from a visiting Alolan, such as Kukui or even Samson, and then when combining with Rotom, you’ll get a Ghost-Steel type. It’d fit Gen 4 and be a good way of referencing Gen 7.

  • MK126

    I hate that i can’t navigate the ultra wormholes with the joystick thingy lol

    • LunaMoon

      You can, you change it at the Heahea Gamefreak office.

      • MK126

        REALLY?! Oh thank god cause actually moving my 3DS is annoying

        • LunaMoon

          NP

          • Butter Geek

            NP…?

          • MK126

            No problem…

          • LunaMoon

            It stands for no problem.

  • So question of interest.
    Would you rather…
    Have Gen.8 be have around 70 Pokémon, but with like 30 Regional Variants and a new gimmick?

    Or, Gen.8 be 150 brand spanking new Pokemon with no gimmicks or regional varients?

    • Ultron

      I wouldn’t expect variants to stick around.

      • Seraph backwards is hpareS

        Don’t worry they’ll have a new gimmick soon enough

        • Ultron

          Oh they’ve already got it pinned down I’m sure

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Mutations like 2 headed Arbok.

          • LunaMoon

            I think Carbink should also have a mutation. Who knows what it’d look like!

            /s

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It could be like some doll-type princess thing, with pink diamond earrings or something.

          • LunaMoon

            It also should have a mega evolution too!

      • Iron Hydride

        I’m 50/50 on it. Z-Moves were the battle changing gimmick this time around. Regional variants are an easier way to design ‘new Pokémon’ and imo it’s reminiscent of Fairy being added alongside Megas. One was a permanent addition and the other was a fad.

    • LunaMoon

      I’d like it to be in the middle, around ~100 Pokémon, while having some sort of new variants, actually cross that, NEW EVOLUTIONS for older Pokemons, and instead of Gen 8 saying “you don’t need the past 7 gens” and making us play the entire game with a single men’s Pokemon until the end, I’d prefer both Gen 8 and all the rest Gen Pokemon to be available to catch. Yeah, I’d like a balance between the extreme homogenous Gen 5-esque version and the Gen 7’s version of diverse, natural selected-versions of Gen 1 Pokemon.

      • I also would like this

        If it was only the two I could pick, I’d pick 150 new ones, but I’d love to see a ton of new, but still add something like regional variants to it

    • MK126

      Tbh id rather have 150 new pokemon. Thats what made gen 5 so great was that you had to use pokemon you weren’t familiar with

    • EarthenWarrior

      ONE HUNDRED FIFTY BOYEE

    • Either. I’m fine with both. I guess 159 just because they can’t spoil them all again

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I just want a good amount of good to great quality new Pokemon.

    • InfinityD4

      Eh, more like 68% New 32% variants, no new gimmick just MORE MEGAS, SERIOUSLY GEN V ONLY HAS AUDINO

      • EarthenWarrior

        I DESERVE A MEGA EXCADRILL

        • Ultron

          You’ll get your mega excadrill when I get my mega flygon, milotic, and volcarona

          • EarthenWarrior

            Flygon maybe, Milotic get off your Highhorse Power, Volcarona…maybe if you persuade me

          • Ultron

            Upon mega evolving, Volcarona explodes, leaving behind an actual mini sun. Pure fire type with contrary. Overheat for days

            /s

  • MK126

    This ultra necrozma music is pretty bomb

  • LunaMoon

    For Gen 8, I’d like them to introduce adding random Pokemon new evolutions/pre-evolutions. I know it sounds silly, but I liked that a lot when they did it in Gen 6 for Eevee, G4 for a ton and so on. Here are some Pokemon I’d like new evos in G8:

    – Comfey: I’d like it’s evolutionary form to be a flower bouquet tied up with a steel wire, known as Floquet, and it’d be Fairy-Steel.

    – Oranguru and Passimian having a pre-evolution known as Simpape, being a Normal type and being neutral.

    – Mimikyu having a pre-evolutionary form called Michu, being a baby Mimikyu wearing a Pichu outfit.

    – Lurantis having a final evolution known as Verantis, with it having sharp petal legs and new petal arms, and it having a vine-made hairdo.

    – Lickitung having a pre-evo known as Licky who’s a baby with a tongue holding it up.

    • I still think Carbink should evolve via stone, but depending on which stone will depend on its color and also a possibly signiture move

      Fire for Red
      Leaf for Green
      Water for Blue
      Thunder for Yellow
      Moon for White
      Sun for Orange
      Dusk for Purple
      Dawn for Pink

      • LunaMoon

        I also hope they make a 2nd shiny form for Diancie or replace it with Diancie being blue, because honestly a blue Diancie would look so cool.

    • No pre evos ever

      Only regular evos

      • Iron Hydride

        But pre evos help in getting a Pokémon line earlier

        For example, Budew allows you to get the Roselia line early giving you another Grass type option before Roark

        • Don’t care.

          They make breeding a huge pain

    • InfinityD4

      I just want Mimikyu to Evolve into a Shadow Fairy Kid in a Hoodie Made from the Costume.

  • Two things

    First look how great at photography I am while being in a fast moving car trying to take a picture of a super moon! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b70024cdfd8980cae2befa57f17fb7b134cc36d9d2b7e11042688e034a41501.jpg

    Second I found new knowledge making me want to possibly change one of my fan Pokémon. Should I keep Cyeye an Aye-Aye that is literally a pun off of the name sounding like it has multiple eyes (Its evolution is Multeye) or make a Normal/Poison Slow Loris which is a kind of lemurs that’s bite is actually known to be poisonous?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      What, I don’t see a moon?

      Both of those fakemon sound interesting to me, I would love a Slow Loris Pokemon.

      • That White pill shaped thing was the moon. We hit a bump and it shook the screen like that

        And I could always make both knowing both sound really cool

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Oh sorry, I thought that was a reflection on the glass.

  • That was a close one

    Lola gave her fleeting attempt at saving the team and took down the Totem’s Salazzal, Luna stood boldly in Marowak’s cold Shadow and flew to close as she fainted from its mighty Flame Wheel, but not before she secretly poisoned it with effect spore, down to the wire Dusty knew he wasn’t meant to be the hero of this tale so he bought time for Alex to revive Furball for her bite was powerful enough to win the match, as Dusty fell in a heap at the weight of Marowak’s Brick Break Furball charged at the mighty Totem to avenge her fallen friend and with her mighty jaws she snapped down right on the Totem fainting and winning the match of a life time

    After which Alex obtained Firium Z, while Rotom had a little too much fun playing with Hiker Dave
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6e010ae32e6dec8bfeeaaee55c70dc5b428a55e5759fbf9f4ba58a058166cb5c.jpg

    This is actually what happened, as Minty sadly fell at the hands of Marowak’s Brick Break

    • EarthenWarrior

      *Looks at the Hiker Rotom Dex*

      • I still think Rotom is either mimicking or enjoys being stupid

        But despite that Furball did it, even though Dusty is getting the crystal because he and Luna are the only two with none thus far

  • EarthenWarrior

    i’m bored, angry stressed and depressed and i need an idea for a fakemon
    Something particularly Icy and dangerous or do i have enough ice types
    Yekid Ice/Fighting
    Coldossus Ice/Fighting

    Snowl Ice/Flying
    Glacasiso Ice/Flying

    Mothedral Bug/Ice (its prevos Shiverpillar and Bundelbug are pure bug)

    Weewhal Ice/Water
    Northwhal Ice/Water

    Embrr Fire/Ice
    Inferozen Fire/Ice

    Shaggolin Electric/Ice

    • Hmm you could add a three stage to have it where there’s at least one of each kind of evolution

      • EarthenWarrior

        i was thinking that too, i wanted a 3 line for every type (unless you count Mothedral since its technically a 3 stage

        if i had to pick……Embrr could have a shoehorned middle stage,

        • InfinityD4

          Ice/Poison Ancient Frozen Disease?

          • EarthenWarrior

            i’ve dabbled with that, some kinda Pokemon with a hyper immune system

            Despite its sickly appearance it is extremely healthy (something about its cells overpowering any type of virus or disease, many researchers use it to find cures for sick humans or pokemon)

          • InfinityD4

            I was thinking more of an Ancient Virus That was Dormant in the ice, so a Pokemon that is a Colony of Bacteria or something.

          • EarthenWarrior

            nahhh too easy

    • InfinityD4

      Where does the Edral Part come from?

      • EarthenWarrior

        Cathedral
        Its a white moth with multicolored icy wings that resemble stained glass

  • InfinityD4

    Fakemon Idea
    Thermosphere
    Steel
    Becomes Steel/Ice in Hail and Steel/Fire in Sun, maybe evolves into a bigger thermometer

  • TheNintendoChip

    The Guzma fight in Po Town is kicking my butt. My team is 4-5 levels below his 🙁

    • LunaMoon

      You should probably train ’em a bit.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Guzma was honestly the hardest character to battle in the entire game. Lusamine was a chump and while Necrozma did put up a good fight I prolly wouldn’t have had that much of a problem if my vanguard had been taken out.

      • InfinityD4

        Good for him.

      • Ultron

        I have more trouble with Lusamine and her Bewear. Willowisp missed and I didn’t want to switch so I kept using potions waiting for its attack to miss lol

    • Ultron

      I’d make sure your pokemon are level 46 or 47 before you take on the AF then.

  • LunaMoon

    I too wish to share my Fakémon idea with y’all!

    The Electric Tree Pokémon
    Zapling – Electric/Normal
    Evo 1: Shockitree – Electric/Normal
    Final Evo: Coniferaze – Electric/Grass

    Volcanic Pixie Pokémon
    Volixen – Fairy
    Final Evo: Lavalia – Fire/Fairy

    Elemental Bee Pokemon
    Calmbee – Bug
    Evo 1: Burrbee – Ice/Bug
    Evo 2: Magdoman – Fire/Bug

    • InfinityD4

      For that last one I would go with Final A and Final B instead.

      • LunaMoon

        Oh ok.

        • InfinityD4

          For Clar8ty in Formatiing

  • EarthenWarrior

    ok i officially hate my new phone, EVERY TIME i want to upload a photo directly to Disqus i get the BS message [You must be logged in to post photos] or the more annoying [Please verify that the image is under 5mb]

    why does life hate me so freaking much

    • Life doesn’t hate you, getting new phones just has some weird stuff ya gotta work out

      Try logging out and logging in again.
      Crop your photos if your phone takes really high res photos

      Those are just some suggestions

      • EarthenWarrior

        i have and i tried hard resetting and soft resetting
        updated the ios and even updated the password and clearing the cache but STILL

        and i don’t know how you can crop photos directly from the camera

      • I have the same issue and I have an iPhone 6

    • I say crop the photo’s works every time with me

  • LunaMoon

    Is Persian Persian?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Well it’s based on a Persian cat at least.

    • EarthenWarrior

      Persian for what

      • LunaMoon

        I meant is it an official citizen of the former Kingdom of Persia?

        • Considering that the Persian Empire hasn’t existed for centuries I don’t think it does

    • Parisian.

  • EarthenWarrior

    I’m just about to enter Po Town, Sandygast finally learnt Shadow Ball but he still struggles with most threats, but very soon Snowshrew will evolve

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b320df62309297d718903a1a7adfcaad46dd471bbde8fd93b1cac6891333fb8.jpg

    Now for some reason this was done on my new phone, either just everything was just glitchy or I lucked out

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Are you gonna change the name of Snowshrew to Snowslash after it evolves? haha

      • EarthenWarrior

        Yes I have the DS right beside me waiting and standing by

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          That’s awesome. Sandshrew/slash were the only regional variants that I felt would have been better getting new names/being new Pokemon altogether. Their names are so specific to their type that it makes little sense to call Alolan Sandshrew/slash the same as the normal forms

          • EarthenWarrior

            I still dislike the typing, I just don’t like the dry leathery hide becoming a metallic alloy out of nowhere
            Should’ve been pure ice like Vulpix but gained Steel via evolution

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            That’s fair. Especially since most of the metallic parts don’t fully come into play until it’s a Sandslash anyway with it’s claws growing out.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I would evolve Snowshrew now since it already learned Iron Head.

      • LunaMoon

        I’m pretty sure he needs an Ice stone and that’s found in that town. That and Poke Pelago.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Yeah I thought he’d have got it from Pelago.

      • EarthenWarrior

        It knows
        Icicle spear
        Iron head
        Leech life
        Brick break

        Wearing Steelium Z

  • Rockcrawdaunt

    NEW REALITY: All gen 8 pokemon besides starters share one type. There’s only 25 new pokemon. What type would you want it to be and what pairings would you want with it?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Electric, we need more dual electric types. Electric/Fighting would be great, and Electric/Dark.

      • Rockcrawdaunt

        Zoraora could have been such a good Electric/Fighting.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I know, I so wanted it to be, I really thought it would be that or Electric/Dark. Oh well, I still love it.

          • Rockcrawdaunt

            Maybe there will be an evolution or form like Hoopa?

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            Nah the form or evolution would be in the code already if there was anything more to it. If it had anything else then we’d know for sure

        • EarthenWarrior

          I had a vision

          Zerazora is a rogue warrior, thunderclaps echo through the alola region as Zerazora fights, in his pursuit of seeking new opponents it willingly entered a Ultra wormhole, after years of fighting in Ultra space and a cataclysmic fight with Necrozma a splintered wormhole sent it crashing back to our dimension, Ash and co find it injured but its pride let it refuse help as it wants to fight (Ash is the only one who understands its POV)

    • LunaMoon

      Fairy.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Poison. This is gonna be Kanto 2.0.

      And Poison/Fighting, I know that combination already exists but I wish it’d get more explored

  • LunaMoon

    BTW, when you immediately see the UB standing, does that mean it can never be shiny or is it always random?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      It’s random.

      • LunaMoon

        Thanks!

    • EarthenWarrior

      Shininess is determined by initiating the encounter

      • LunaMoon

        Ah, ok good. I’m going to try my first SR shiny, just was wondering. Thanks!

  • Well because I’m enjoying my night so much I wrote on Amino a very good imo story on my brawl v.s. the Trial

    So here’s the links to parts 1 and 2 (Note I have terrible grammar when writing stories)
    http://aminoapps.com/p/4mw8qd
    http://aminoapps.com/p/cz0s18

    Hope you enjoy ^_^

  • EarthenWarrior

    The rain poured in Po Town as Team Skull ruled it with a fingerless gloved fist, the old mansion once thought to belong to some wealthy family now is trashed and reeked of spray paint and used bandannas, we snooped around evading the lazy eyes of grunts until my foot kicked open a loose board with something inside, a lockbox worn out and rusting away, inside its velvety laced innards was a silken bag holding something solid, a white stone with a snowflake pattern. Snowshrew sniffed it inquisitively and gently clasped it in his paws! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a3e94a6cfc08a8f4307e65329cb5e16336e1b6dc64d8de59042329fb459f83df.jpg

  • Ultron

    Question about USUM:
    do we only fight Lusamine once in this game? No fusion lusamine form?

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    My god I wish Stakaktaka would turn yellow….I know I should have waited to shiny hunt until after I got my shiny charm back, but I started SRing for Stakataka and now I’m in too deep to stop now………Also……I wish Stakataka had a different name. It’s too goofy and dumb. Blacephalon is way batter of a name. Also, also I kind of wish Stakataka’s eyes were entirely hidden until it attacks. Normally it has one show while the rest are hidden, but I wish even that one eye was also hidden. I think it would add to it’s weirdness if it was just straight up a stone wall at first glance and then when it attacks all the eyes show up and glow red.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      But the one eye is a look out.

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Be that as it may I think keeping the eyes entirely hidden would have made it feel weirder and almost creep. Like it drops out of the wormhole and you’re like “what the hell is this wall doing here?” Then suddenly it turns red and all the eyes flip out staring evilness at you as it attacks.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          But then it loses the blue ‘calm’ eye thing. If it were Rock/Psychic or Rock/Ghost and could sense things then it wouldn’t need a look out.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            Eh…..I guess…..I still think it would be a cool slight change to it. Either way I guess……

  • Shady

    They think he just kidding http://i.4cdn.org/vp/1512357779766.png

  • Oh right Monkeyfuzz what nature was Jangmo-o again? I want to give it a very unique personality

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Modest, I can’t remember the other trait though.

      • Alright that works for me maybe it’s refined and honest, but is a tough battler in a pinch

    • Oh God I just had a super awesome twist for Jangmo-o!

      What if Totem Kommo-o and its significant other had a kid and that kid was swiped by a Peliper and that’s how it ended up with me, but during the battle my Kommo-o meets it and neither can battle at full strength knowing the two are family and we’re separated, but upon that reconing that decide its time to see who is the true Victor? And mine comes out victorious

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Sounds good, like they couldn’t be there for it as it grew up so they are there for it in this way now.

        • I at the very first second thought it could be like Ash’s Goomy and it would stay in the valley, but then I thought why on Earth would it leave me after being hatched and raised by me

          And I think you portrayed it perfectly it couldn’t be there for his son, but now he’ll be there to test its true strength

  • Govnah
    • Monkeyfuzz

      I care for all but Dark Souls as there’s no way I’m stressing myself out trying to play that.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Dark souls for Switch, lol that’s nice but hopefully it won’t suffer a downgrade like Doom did.

  • ShinyXatu

    I just watched Coco and I was extremely impressed by it! Some of you may know that I’m a huge Pixar fan and have been to the headquarters in Emeryville (which is only 20-30 minutes away). When I went there back in 2015, they had a whole upper floor blocked off filled with colorful Post-it notes and skulls and other things when this movie was being developed…and now it’s real and AWESOME. By far one of Pixar’s most intelligent and moving stories with animation that is way more detailed than it needs to be. Xatu Review: 9.9/10, because perfection doesn’t exist!

    • Josh Omega

      I need to try and go see that later. Probably after I see Star Wars next week

    • Daedardus

      You could say, you’re in love with the Coco.

    • Perfection doesn’t exist, eh?

  • InfinityD4

    2:54 AM thoughts, TOUCANNON IS DRAGONITE.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    So i probably wont be active for a few days. The past few months i’ve been busy with getting everything done for my move overseas (idk if i mentioned this here already, if i didnt now you know lol)

    I’ve been told that everything regarding internet and such has been sorted in my new home, but i’ll be in a plane for 10 hours tomorrow so naturally i’ll need some time to rest up properly and adjust a bit.

    Just wanted to say this & make sure you all now know why i probably wont be posting stuff for the rest of the week.

    • Daedardus

      Where you moving to? 🙂

  • Deerlia

    I got another shiny lombre and a shiny magcargo~
    So happy with the Magcargo, deers~
    It’s pink, like me~

    • EarthenWarrior

      Still looking for Shiny Sigilyph or Hippowdon, but that’ll have to wait because after noon I’m buckling down to make a living dex

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      The Lotad line with it’s shiny colors is amazing. So cool looking!

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    One thing I wish wasn’t athung in the Ultra Warp Rise was that after you go to a place it kicks you back out to the altar. I wish it gave you the option to get back into the wormhole so you could go from one place to another. Just feels too stop and go

  • Seraph backwards is hpareS

    Shiinotic is actually a ton of fun to use. I wish it didn’t suck so badly

    • Dude I now the feels

      Since I’m still making it out its in a tie for my favorite Grass type with Torterra and Tropius

  • Josh Omega

    Well I am going to try to get my drivers license today in a few hours. 24 years old and this will be my first time taking the test hoping it goes well. And random but there is a twitch stream later today for megamans 30th anniversary and they are hyping it up as can’t miss. Capcom you better not be playing with me lol I want a new mega man game so freaking much

  • Seraph backwards is hpareS

    Vileplume gets strength sap… OOOOOH BOI

    • EarthenWarrior

      I hate that move so much


  • Good lord

    • Seraph backwards is hpareS

      …What have you found

      • A masterpiece


  • Seeing Jigglypuff makes me extremely angry, but this is still a good song

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