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This Week’s Big Stories

CoroCoro Reveals Ultra-Cool New Outfits for Ash & Co

Nintendo Switch Mini-Direct

Detective Pikachu Releasing Worldwide in March

Pokémon GO Community Day, Kyogre Now Available

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  • The second Global Mission in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon is underway and has already been completed! This Global Mission had players win at the Battle Agency, with the goal of reaching 100,000 wins by January 22nd. Since the mission is already successful be sure to head to the Festival Plaza to guarantee your 2,000 FC, or 4,000 FC if you have your Global Link account linked
  • Details for the January 2018 International Challenge Battle Competition have been announced! This is a Double Battle competition with the usual VGC rules, where players can receive 50 Battle Points for participating, and earn CP towards qualifying for the World Championships. During the competition all Pokémon will be raised to Level 50. Registration runs from January 18th, 2018 to January 25th, 2018, while the battles will commence from January 26th through the 28th

Pokémon Crystal

  • Pre-loading for the re-release of Pokémon Crystal is now available through the eShop across all regions

Special Edition Pikachu New Nintendo 2DS XL

P-Sports

  • P-Sports ~Aim To Be A Pokémon Battle Master~ is coming to Japanese audiences through Abema TV! This brand new show focuses on Pokémon Battles and features hosts such as popular Japanese Youtuber, Hajime Syacho and Hiroshi, a previous co-host of Pokémon Sunday and Pokémon Smash. The show will have trainer compete in an Elite Four fashion against the four hosts to become the P-Sports Champion. You can check out the trailer for the first episode, which will air on January 24th at 8:00pm JST

Pokémon Shuffle

  • Version 1.5 is now available to download, and includes several new features to the mobile app:
    • The Trainer Rank system will give different rewards based on the number of Pokémon that you have captured. With a total of 30 ranks, these rewards include Raise Max Levels, Mega Speedups, and Mega Stones.
    • A new cycle of checkin gifts is now available: Hearts + 5, Moves +5, Exp. Booster S, Hearts + 5, Skill Booster S, Mega Start, Hearts + 5, Disruption Delay, Exp. Booster M, Raise Max Level, Hearts + 5, Exp. Booster L, Time + 10, Hearts + 10, 1 Jewel
    • You are now able to use the ingame Jewel currency to unlock batches of stages you haven’t completed yet. This will allow players to continue on with the game and not get stuck on a single stage
  • Upon login players will get their monthly gifts distributed to them
  • The new Minior stage, and the Latios Escalation Battle stage are both available until January 23rd, 2018
  • The Dialga, Palkia, Zekrom & White Kyurem stages have begun repeat runs until January 16th, 2018

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

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  • EarthenWarrior

    Nothing beats waking up at 5AM under an anxiety attack causing me to frantically check every device and make sure all my DS games are working and accounted for

    • Deerlia

      Awww, sorry to hear that you don’t feel well deer, get well soon!

      • EarthenWarrior

        I’m losing my mind

        • EarthenWarrior

          I just want to know if my Laptop is charging correctly

          It has this thing where it’s always around 97-96% saying plugged in not charging but it always worked, and rarely it actually charges which should be a good thing but it hasn’t gone up a percent since like 6:20 and I’m losing my fragile mind

          I am just mentally scarred when it comes to my devices having battery or charging issues

  • That’s So Raven

    I think my favorite piece of recent Pokémon news was Ash’s Torracat evolving and the confirmation that Poipole will be travelling with the main group in the anime, possibly even being captured by Ash. Team changes were long overdue, Ash’s last one was Lycanroc evolving like 34 episodes ago. Also if his team consists of Pikachu/Any Rowlet stage/Incineroar/Poipole or Naganadel/Alolan Sandslash that’d be an amazing team.

    • Hayley Waalen

      I think so

    • EarthenWarrior

      Yeah that is a big problem for me, I really didn’t like how stagnant the Pokémon capture/evolution rate was in XY and SM

      • That’s So Raven

        The Evo rate isn’t really bad in SuMo, it’s the fact he barely catches anything anymore. Doesn’t help he’s got five companions to take up Pokémon and Gen 7 doesn’t have much mons anyway.

        • EarthenWarrior

          True I’m still scorned by XY it pissed me SO MUCH that nobody caught anything good, I was really hoping Serena would catch an Absol to reflect her in game counterpart

          • That’s So Raven

            Tbf, Serena wasn’t going to mega evolve it and it doesn’t really fit her anime character who went for cutesy Pokémon

          • Monkeyfuzz

            She had Pangoro.

    • EarthenWarrior

      Wait a second… I think there’s actually going to be a Alolan Sandshrew and Sandslash debut soon, one of the upcoming titles mentioned Lillie and Snowie entering some kind of sledding contest and that seems like a right time for a sledding trainer to show up with a Snowshrew

      • That’s So Raven

        I think the prize is going to be an Alolan Sandshrew egg and that the famous sledder they meet has an AloSlash with Slush Rush

        • EarthenWarrior

          Barf plot

  • EarthenWarrior

    So I’m losing my mind again and I need a project or some kinda time consuming zen game to ease my worrisome psyche

    I feel Minecraft is the right direction, just make myself a lengthy project to keep myself busy and stimulate my creative mind, its times like this I wish I still had a good lego set to put together… and now I’m stress rambling

  • Butter Geek

    I just found out there’s a (Earthen don’t look) Seven Deadly Sins game coming, but sadly only for PS4

    • Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Looks pretty cool

      • Butter Geek

        but I want it on the Swiiiiiiiiiiiitch

  • EarthenWarrior

    GOD FREAKING DAMN WHY IS THAT I GET INCOMPETENT PLAYERS IN ANY COMPETITIVE GAME

  • Holy crap, FighterZ is fun. This is so cool. I cannot wait for this game to come out later this month. Also, sorry you can’t get in, Govnah.

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    And my team is complete. Now I just gotta get Frillish and Axew up to level https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/801b07d181f6de5b8a2e7cf47adc492558bce5c819adbc6f10ccd78ccc4adace.jpg

    • I love this team, especially Klang

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        Thanks. Really enjoying it so far. Got Simisear as my point Pokemon. He’s my main guy. Grinding to get Frillish and Axew up to the proper level will be annoying, but certainly worth it.

    • Ultron

      Just added Axew to my wonderlocke. Don’t expect it to live long though :I

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        Yeah Axew seems like the kind of mon that takes a little bit to get going, but once you get it evolved it becomes a super powerful asset. God speed to you in hopes you can keep yours alive haha

        • Ultron

          Yeah it doesn’t evolve till, what, 38? And my team is only around lvl 24. I’m fully expecting Kiawe and Salazzle to wreck me. Ugh…Somehow Brionne f*cking destroyed Araquanid for me though

          • Ultron

            Woops, I meant Alolan Marowak and Salazzle. But kind of Kiawe as well.

  • Ok well we have a few options for the starters of Pokejungle Fan game (Being as we’re using a type triangle from the norm) and all these fit the bill for Starters so pls. Choose one of each type. (Though one thing, don’t choose Geodude and Aron only to keep from having 2 of the same type for starters)
    Ice- Spheal, Vanillite
    Ground- Geodude, Trapinch, Sandile
    Steel- Klink, Honedge, Aron, Magnemite

    • Spheal
      Trapinch
      Honedge

    • That’s So Raven

      That triangle is pretty borked considering Steel resists the majority of Pokemon types, especially early game types such as Normal, Flying, Bug, and Poison.

      • Blame Seraph 😛

        And I’m always open to another Triangle set up if not everyone likes this one

        • That’s So Raven

          Dark/Psychic/Fighting, Flying/Ice/Rock (still not preferable because Rock resists Normal), Fighting/Rock/Flying, Flying/Ground/Electric (not a full triangle, but somewhat close), or just three unrelated types that don’t have any advantage over each other.

          Or we could just stick to Grass/Fire/Water because it’s tried and tested. Or an unconventional starter like Eevee.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Flying/Ice/Rock is bad as Rock is good against both the others.

          • That’s So Raven

            Think I confused it for another combo lol

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Ice/Flying/Fighting works.

          • Fighting, Rock, Flying works

            Oh and I should mention a sad truth to y’all. Ralts and Litwick can’t be starters as both have way too low of bst to be one (Litwick at 270 and Ralts at 195)

          • That’s So Raven

            You can change base stats if you learn to code right.

          • I guess (Knowing I just looked and not 1 Flying type has the stats to make starter material)

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I’d do Dark/Psychic/Fighting or the regular G/F/W trio. Fighting might have more advantages though, also you’d have to make them 2 stagers due to the lack of 3 stage Fighting types outside of existing starters. Then just make some of those other types available earlier. If it’s set by an early beach route you can have Spheal for example.

          • Butter Geek

            Let’s just do Sewaddle, Litwick and Spheal

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Fire is 4x effective against Sewaddle and Ice is 2x.

        • Maple Seraphp

          Hey I suggested fire for a reason

    • Butter Geek

      Vannilite
      Sandile
      Honedge

      • Butter Geek

        tho i’d still prefer fakemon starters

    • That’s So Raven

      Honedge and Magnemite are far too broken to be starters. One has the best defensive typing in the game and the other has three immunities to relatively common types, and Aegislash is broken asf.

      • Butter Geek

        and agron has a mega

        • That’s So Raven

          Which doesn’t have to be in the game.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Tbh honest, I’m not very fond of having some wild Pkms as starters, I’d usually prefer having all starters from every gen available like some fan games do. Also, having a Steel type is far too advantageous imo.

      Anyways I prefer:

      Spheal – I think Vanillite is a little too strong
      Sandile – Geodude is very common in other games and Trapinch evolves in a Dragon
      Klink – The others are op really

      • I would do all starters, but that would mean you have like 20 options and that would be a big table or thing to put them on

        I honestly want the most Popular of each type to be the ones to be there (Though I have a hunch it will end up being Rowlet, Chimchar and Totodile)

        • Butter Geek

          Adding all starters would be worth it

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Tbh you don’t need a big table, just a room containing the Pokeballs they’re in or just an open field with them walking around in it

          • That I guess works (But what would decide what Rivals get which?)

          • Kuppo

            The one with and advantageous typing from a random generation really

        • Maple Seraphp

          But we lack a bulkier starter

          • That’s true I think the all starters included would work all I need is some system to determine which Rivals could get which

  • Butter Geek

    Do you think, with all the Wii U ports, that we could see a Wind Waker remake port?

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Another port of it? I’m not so sure. It’s one thing for them to port games that were specifically for the Wii U, but to port a game that was already ported to the Wii U in the first place I’m not sure.

      • Butter Geek

        I mean, there still are people like me that would love to play it, but never had a Wii U

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          I get ya and I’m not saying they shouldn’t, but considering it’s already technically a port they may not put it in the forefront of things to port to the Switch. They’ll focus on Wii U games to port rather than a GC game that has already been ported to a “newer” console

    • Ultron

      I think it’s more likely they’ll remaster Skyward sword first. The switch has motion controls + they may institute a non motion control way to play it, which would interest a lot of people who didn’t like them from SS.

      They’ll be looking to fill the gaps between BotW and whatever is next from Zelda, so it’s possible they’ll bring their already existing ports to the switch as well though.

      • EarthenWarrior

        Please let it be a Minish Cap remake or sequel or freakin Link’s Awakening remastered

    • EarthenWarrior

      They already crapped out WWHD so I don’t think so AND TP

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    Someone really needs to fix up Twist Mountain. Why would they allow the bridges and walk ways to stay broken? haha

    • Ultron

      I still love it though. UGH Unova had great locations. Even the routes were unique.

      But yes, idk why they let that go on

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        Yeah that’s the thing about Unova. Despite it technically being a very linear region it’s routes are super robust and interesting to traverse. I never really feel bored walking through any given route. Its’ a very nice region on the hole

        • Ultron

          Yep! And I can remember every route perfectly. I wouldn’t even say they have a single bland route. I’d say it’s the best region despite Sinnoh being my favorite (music really wins out here). Hoenn and Sinnoh, while great, still have routes that are just kind of a slog/are boring.

          • Maple Seraphp

            This a hundredfold…. minus one of the postgame routes. 14 was kinda just there

          • Ultron

            Okay, true, but it did have the cool shrine area w/ waterfalls for Landorus

          • Maple Seraphp

            Oh for sure, just wish it had a bit more to it

  • Ultron

    Some of that merch is so cool! *o*
    -I love the little pokemon in the environment vignettes
    -Mimikyu Pokedoll plush!
    -Villain team posters!

    I wants it

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    Dear lord they made Pokemon Uno cards!! I want them so bad……

  • Maple Seraphp

    Mystery Dungeon balance

    Red Rescue Team: Easy enough if you grind
    Time: Can be legitimately hard if you act hastily
    Gates: Wait this is supposed to be hard?
    Super: LOL YOU’RE LEVEL 10!? FIGHT THIS SALAMENCE

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Unpopular opinion: I hate the MD series……..I just can’t get into it and I have no patience for it. It’s not about it being hard I just don’t like it at all.

      • Maple Seraphp

        Understandable
        I mean, I found ranger actually fun and I know plenty of people who despise it

        • Ultron

          If they ever brought back ranger they would need to change the capture function

          • Maple Seraphp

            For sure
            (Inb4 motion controls)

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            Please no……..

          • Maple Seraphp

            It seems like a gf move

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            GF doesn’t make spin off games. It’d be whatever company TPC/Nintendo hires to make it

          • Maple Seraphp

            True

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            It actually makes sense, moving from one gimmick (touch screen) to another (motion controls)

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            Yeah, but it’s one thing to use a feature that involves moving your wrist and another to make you move your whole arm. Motion controls would be terrible for that

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          See I actually like ranger. I played the first couple and found them fun and engaging. I wish they’d make another. That or another Conquest……Actually yeah I want them to make another conquest game! haha

          • Maple Seraphp

            Conquest was greeaaaat

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            I loved it! Like if people really want to talk about spin offs that hold us over until a main series game gets released Conquest one one for the ages. I remember playing it Summer 2012 and it was amazing.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      My God Super felt like its difficulty was fake difficulty, especially with the boss battles 😡

      • Maple Seraphp

        My absolute favorite was the fucking Mewtwo in the post game that could literally one shot everything normally, used recover and got back 900+ HP every six or seven turns erasing all your progress before proceeding to fucking mega evolve

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          #FairandBalanced

          • Maple Seraphp

            Or the dungeons full of only deoxys or only genesect
            Genesect was 20 x worse cause it could basically snipe you across a rooom

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    So Nintendo took down another direct after putting up the min on we got the other day. Seems like we’ll likely get another direct in the next month or so. I’d be willing to bet it’s either a general direct or one focusing on something like Fire Emblem

    • Butter Geek

      Probably Fire Emblem, even tho I want a general one.

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        Yeah that’s what I’m thinking too. They still need to talk about the new one if it comes out this year and an early year direct seems to fit it. Tho they could talk about it in a general direct I suppose.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      I really want a general direct to show the games that’ll come later 2018, because so far this year doesn’t seem to hold a candle to 2017 in terms of games ngl

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        this year isn’t gonna be like last year where we got a big game almost every month. It’ll have it’s big hitters probably, but not like how last year had. Thus why Nintendo needs to release Pokemon, Smash, AC, or a really good looking FE this year. Otherwise you’re right they don’t have much to stand on. 3rd party games are great and ports are nice, but you can’t really make them the focus at e3. And if they really want to sell at least 20 mill Switch units it’s gonna take something special

  • Butter Geek

    I’m not sure about those designs, I need your opinions. These are my Regional Birds, the beak and legs are yellow in the 1st stage, Orange in the mid evo and red in the final stage https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7edb56ce85200b55bb5ea4dc41b320efa967dcc5312e0d46b7e80f5416df7551.jpg

    • Maple Seraphp

      Looks a little too much like an actual bird. It needs a bit more something to it

      • Butter Geek

        Yeah, I was afraid that was the case. I need to add something…

        • Ultron

          Do something cool with the legs

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I also thought this. Fishing spears came to mind.

          • Butter Geek

            It’s supposed to be more Supervillain/Murderer themed, I’ll go more into that direction

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It’s also a stork and Fishing spears can look like formidable weapons. With the ability sniper it could have an assassin type theme.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I’d say it needs a theme. Your rodent is a good example of this. You could have some basis in something like weaponry or fashion, look at things like Honchkrow and Scrafty.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Try to design them in a way that makes them stand out more, I mean all route 1 birds look like birds but they have small elements on their designs that make them not look like too much like real birds

  • Maple Seraphp

    Seriously super mystery dungeon was a mess. Eight floors of nothing but genesects wasn’t challenging, it was literally impossible

    • Ultron

      That sounds shitty as hell

      • Maple Seraphp

        That’s tame compared to later things like the mewtwo fight

    • That was a thing?
      I never beat it because the final boss is impossible

      • Maple Seraphp

        I used Chesnaught as my partner
        Imagine how I felt when oblivion wing cross mapped it
        Literally depended on espurr’s random confusions to win

    • Daedardus

      I pretty much think even their playtesters didn’t want to play their shitty game to balance test.

      • Maple Seraphp

        Even though admittedly Ampharos is like top 5 mystery dungeon characters

    • I never beat the mountain where you find out about Nuzleaf

      I was way underleveled for that moment too (I was like level 15 for that part of the game and mainly had to flee every big battle)

  • Ultron

    Can Gamefreak PLEASE bring back the f*cking versus seeker!? No, rotom powers are not as good because it’s still random how you get them.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Rotom Powers are not really good at all. The main positive is being able to activate some in battle instead of before. Other than that O-Powers were generally better, even with the recharge wait.

      • Ultron

        They really aren’t, and I’m still not even sure how to activate rotoms green eyes to get them. The VS seeker would be so much easier to grind with

        • Monkeyfuzz

          You mean the yellow flashing eyes for roto-lotto? You just tap the eyes when they glow.

          • Ultron

            Yeah, but I don’t know like how to get the eyes to glow green. Is it just over time?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I don’t know, never heard of them glowing green.

          • Ultron

            Well they glow greenish or yellow when it’s time for the lotto

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Oh I see, well you need to interact with it a bit but mostly it does it after a bit of time. You need to tap the eyes when it looks sad before they’ll glow.

          • Ultron

            You seriously need to cheer it up? Ugh the rotom dex is just dumb

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah, it is annoying and not really that useful. I miss DexNav.

          • Ultron

            DexNav was amazing, simply put.

  • Sky was their best mystery dungeon and they will never top it

    Good day madame

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      And no Pokemon game can ever top its narrative and story.

      Like seriously it was too good for Pkm standards

    • Maple Seraphp

      100% agreed
      The only thing I like on part with it from another game was super’s Ampharos

    • Only one way to top it

      Make another and use all the same stuff and not tamper with it

      • No

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Or better.

        Make another one but actually improve the gameplay because that’s the only thing that keeps the series from being great.

  • Butter Geek

    Is it weird that I never played a mystery dungeon?

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      No and you don’t need to

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Nah, but you can try Sky (imo the only good one) or rescue team ( it’s decent enough)

      • Rescue team was great for its time, but yeah Sky is the best (I lost mine, but I almost beat it with Riolu and Eevee)

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Neither have I.

    • Ultron

      I tried it and didn’t like it. The dungeon designs are boring and basically devoid of life or personality. Not to mention they’re overly long.

    • It’s not for everyone. It’s kinda repetitive

    • It’s not uncommon to not have, but I admit they are just alright (Not on par with the core games)

      But I suggest if you want to play one then play Red or Blue rescue team first, then move to Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Eh you can skip Rescue Team really, it won’t make much difference

        • True, I still do like how they have the habitats in the game unlike Sky where Chimecho calls them from an unknown place

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    So I wonder what he was doing at TPC last week. Prolly nothing crazy, but they don’t go there THAT often. Plus I wanna say they’ve been known to record….certain things there……But again prolly nothing XP
    https://twitter.com/Junichi_Masuda/status/950938411552030721

    • It’s a mia, Super Pikario and my brother Luikachu

    • Josh Omega

      Won’t shock me if we get news on the switch game sooner than later. I think the March theory isn’t too far off. Reveal a bunch of switch games on the one year anniversary of its release

  • Hey GameFreak?

    Why can’t we just have permanent o-powers?

    Having a time limit is good enough

    Also GameFreak? Can you stop doing dumb stuff in general?

    • Maple Seraphp

      Well it’s better than what they’ll do with o-powers next gen

      • Amiibos are goona be involved just watch

        • Ultron

          100% You best bet they’re gonna milk the pokemon amiibos

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          If they add an Amiibo only functionality in a Pkm game I’m going to die but ngl I’m actually surprised they haven’t yet

          • Ultron

            Probs because it’s 3DS and amiibo were more designed for home console. The 3DS was updated a year later to include them and that was just with the expensive adaptor probably no one bought

  • Butter Geek

    Ugghhhhhh… I’m bummed out… I have something that’d I call an artist block if I were an artist…

  • Oh something just reminded me

    What Legendary/Mythical would y’all like for the core legend of the game?

    So far I have one person who said one and it was Hoopa Unbound (Now if everyone likes that then we are good)

    • Butter Geek

      Either Zygarde or Leavanny (it’s almost a legenary)

      • Maple Seraphp

        I completely forgot Zygarde didn’t have a game XD

    • Zeraora. Either that or Diancie

      • Butter Geek

        but we’ll make it Electtric/Fighting

        • Kuppo

          Pokejungle

          Fixing very fixable Mons since 1992

      • That’s So Raven

        No. Keep your furry bait cat away.

    • Shaymin I guess

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Because it’s Jungle then Virizion would work.

      Or the Sword of Justice all together

      • I thought that was cool, but would Keldeo be in it or?

        • Kuppo

          Well yeah it’s basically the most important one

    • Ultron

      What’s this for? A rom hack?

      • Yesterday I asked if people are interested in reviving and rebuilding Jade Jungle. I would use RPG maker and wanted us all to work on it

        • Ultron

          Could you even use hoopa though? I thught most models that existed within fan games only had older pokemon

          • Nah all I gotta do is create a sprite for it with another system (I assume it will have BW like graphics)

          • Ultron

            That sounds incredibly difficult

          • Shouldn’t be too hard (Knowing I think Smogon has already done it before)

          • That’s So Raven

            I think there’s a good chance of open source sprites or sprites you can use with permission being out there.

    • Maple Seraphp

      For reference, I chose Hoopa because it’s really connected to a lot of Pokemon lore considering the hoops of gen 6 ORAS. I felt like it was the most impactful legend we could pick without going OMG ARCEUS DANKRAI

      • I think your right on that one

        Maybe the villains want to control another Legendary, but since it doesn’t live in the region then they try to use Hoopa to obtain it

    • Armaggedon16

      Hoopa because seraph is right.
      Or Shaymin or celebi because Jungle. Or zygarde Because nature.

  • Daedardus

    Gamefreak reading all these complaints about them and be like https://i.imgur.com/kcivQIP.gif

    • Maple Seraphp

      When they cry they make it rain

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Rotomdex: “I’ve got all kinds of useful features…”

    Me: “It’s a shame shutting up isn’t one of them.”
    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/195/893/3c2.gif

  • InfinityD4

    Unpopular Opinion I don’t really think Roto-Loto is that bad.

    • Same

      • Me too. I kinda like having a partner in crime throughout the game

    • Ultron

      Compared to o powers, yeah it is. No one wants a randomized *sliver* of a chance to get something useful considering a lot of the rotom powers are stupid.

      • I will be honest. I never used O-Powers once because I thought they were stupid

        • Ultron

          Well they’re literally rotom powers but better because they can be powered up

        • The rest of us have. They are essential for grinding

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I’ll give you the fact Roto Hatch Power lasts longer than Hatch O-Powers and that you can get them earlier than most of the worthwhile O-powers but they are really a step down imo.

      • InfinityD4

        I’m not talking about the powers as much as the Loto itself.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          It gives a random result afaik, no skill involved.

    • It is.

      That’s honestly a fact.

  • Hmm Chinchino or Vanilluxe?

    • Butter Geek

      VANILLUXE

    • InfinityD4

      Chillarmy vs Baivanilla Eh?

      • InfinityD4

        sorry Chillachino.

    • Kuppo

      Cinccino

      • Cause I’ve noticed something, Jupiter sucks like she has a Speed raising nature and gets out sped by almost everything. It’s retaliate does nothing with a fallen ally coming right before. It literally has one thing it does and that’s Dig (Which also isn’t super good as only Fire Type succumb to it)

        I’m starting to think it’s not worth keeping and should exchange for a non-normal type

        • Kuppo

          Welp if it sucks that hard then I see no reason for keeping her. And Vanilluxe is awesome so

          • She just isn’t up to snuff with my team. I think an Ice type will also benefit being strong against all, but one gym after the 4th one

  • InfinityD4

    Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card is out.

  • Butter Geek

    Made some changes to the designs. Do you think they’re better now? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c4f9b3a14c83847e2e6ad7c45654f1bf8b9caed594f980185ee686c8ae17eba0.jpg

    • Butter Geek

      …?

    • I think they look good

    • That’s So Raven

      Gullp is close to feeling ‘Pokemon-y’, because it’s simple enough and even has the Gen V angry eyes. The proportions aren’t the exact same as a real gull, and first stage bird Pokemon tend to be a bit closer to their basis. That said, it can still use a bit of work to look less like a real animal, maybe play with colours and add unnatural accents or add extra fluff and texture. Or even mix in aspects of other birds, because it’s kind of hard to clock exactly what Pidgey which helps it feel like a fictional monster.

      Alkatross’ skull on the wing is unnatural. It looks like a tattoo. It also kinda falls into a ‘it just got bigger’ rut that a few birds are guilty of. But IMO, it’s not that great of a transition stage because it doesn’t set up much for Storkarnage. It still has very short and stubby legs, and its beak becomes less straight before straightening out again. Trumbeak set up Toucannon by showing that its beak could bend. I think going for another seabird with a straight beak would be a better basis, or just make it a blend between gull and stork. There’s also the issue that Storkarnage loses all hints of being a gull. Pidgeot is just a bigger stork, Noctowl remains an owl, Swellow is still a super obvious swallow, Staraptor retains traits of a starling whilst taking on raptor traits, and whilst Unfezant, Talonflame and Toucannon drastically change species, you can see hints of the first stage (heart shaped areas on the whole Unfezant line, the Talonflame line’s red area becoming bigger and bigger, and Toucannon’s beak acting as a different tool/weapon in all stages). It also just doesn’t totally feel like a Dark-type, it needs to look more mischievous or intimidating.

      Storkarnage looks more like a metalhead than a villain, and its presence is very non-threatening. It feels like something that acts scary but isn’t, or an unruly looking punk. Try to add more jags to add a hardness to the design, make the legs feel more threatening with sharper talons, dark patterns, etc, anything to somehow, make it feel intimidating for the sake of its theme and typing. I really don’t think that a stork (a seabird) is a good foil for a land mustelid because it feels like the hero vs villain theme was thrown onto two different Pokemon. Especially since they have a different amount of evo stages despite being counterparts. The hero vs villain theme would be better if it was a raptor that fed on small mammals because Polecante can be portrayed as a hero saving the young, sidekick-based Polemask, whilst the bird and its prevo (based on a villain’s goons). Seabird vs polecat just feels… Odd. It just feels like you threw opposing themes on unrelated lines to make them counterparts.

      The whole conflict of good vs evil was already done in Alola with ‘thief vs detective’ (Ratticate vs Gumshoos) and in that case it worked better because the lines were perfectly parallel to each other and the interrelationship made sense thanks to its real life basis.

      If Polecante and Storkarnage aren’t meant to be counterparts, I’m sorry for misreading it but a heroic ‘rodent’ and villainous bird just feels like its an attempt at that theme but it doesn’t really work.

      • That’s So Raven

        *Gen I angry eyes lol

      • That’s So Raven

        *Pidgeot also isn’t a bigger stork, disregard that part. It’s not particularly well written because I submitted it without editing so my thoughts kinda trailed and mixed.

      • Butter Geek

        Thanks for going into details, I needed that. The skull is supposed to look like a tatoo, tho I don’t want it to feel unnatural. I’ll have to work on Storkarnage’s design some more, like you said it should be scary. And I think you forgot that Storks are raptors that feed on small mammals (as well as amphibians, fish and small birds). They are supposed to be counterparts and I’m not sure if changing that could work. Maybe I could work on making Gullp look like a goon.

        • That’s So Raven

          Storks can feed on small mammals, but they’re far more known for hunting prey that are amphibious or aquatic due to being water birds regardless of what they eat. You have to remember that your audience isn’t all knowing so you have to make some things obvious.

          Storks are also often disregarded as raptors because they utilise their beaks for the kill, which also means the focus of it as a threat should be its beak, which can be an issue because we just had Toucannon based entirely on its beak.

          Stork vs polecat has nowhere near the same impact as mongoose vs rat or mongoose vs snake, cat vs dog, or stereotypical birds of prey vs small mammals, which doesn’t bode well when the designs are meant to be opposites.

          If they’re going to be counterparts, make them have an equal number of evo stages. Even if the bird is statistically stronger it works better thematically.

          • Butter Geek

            Tbh I don’t think making them the same ammount of stages would work. I get that would work better for the counterpart thing, but it wouldn’t work for these mons, or at least for how I see them.
            I think that what I should do here is make them less counterparts and more just enemies. That may sound dumb, but I think it could work better than forcing them to fit counterpart requierments.

  • That’s So Raven

    You know what I just realised? (and not using this as proof for remakes or anything)

    RGBY are the only Pokemon games which you can’t play with the physical/special split (because their remakes preceded the split). And along with Johto, Kanto is the only region that we haven’t seen in 3D (not including Sinnoh and Unova which unlike those two regions are bound to get remakes regardless).

    I’d love a retraux RGBY remix where they take aspects of future games but incorporate them into the classic colourless 8-Bit, or a 3D Kanto remake utilising newer/completely new mechanics and including Johto Pokemon naturally found in Kanto in the Dex. I’d prefer a Sinnoh remake or new game first tho :p

    • InfinityD4

      Full 3D you mean, because technically the ds titles are in 3d.

      • That’s So Raven

        They’re 2D with 3D accents. I didn’t really care about the distinction.

    • Kuppo

      Ngl the retraux thing is kinda cool, like I’d definitely love to see the sprites for new Pkm in old fashioned sprites

  • That’s So Raven

    How to make a cohesive Fakemon

    > Does the theme/character you assigned it match well with its basis, or reflects its basis?

    > You don’t have to throw a million themes on one Pokemon, especially if they don’t work well. A wire-like Electric worm might be a cool idea, and a Mongolian deathworm evo for that can work because it’s common for stories of the MDW to include it being able to release electricity. But a paladin-based Electric/Dragon wire deathworm with wings? Far too much, stop immediately.

    > If you’ve made a good Fakemon and want to assign it a certain type, don’t go out of the way to change it so much or give it an unjustified type. These can and will lead to the design becoming weaker, looking busy, or make people judge your quality of work if you’re just going to throw a type on something because you think it’s cool. GameFreak gets flack for that. You will as well.

    > If you’re making a type combo/stat spread/lore first before making the design, if it isn’t working out, you might just want to abandon the design and start afresh or change the stat/type/lore.

    > If you’re forcing a design and it doesn’t work, kill it or change it. As you should’ve guessed by now, forcing things is a deadly sin for Fakemon designers because it’ll reflect badly on the design. And because you don’t have a time limit because you’re not an employed member of a game development team, there’s no point in forcing or rushing a bad design.

      • That’s So Raven

        deeeem Star do you have this bookmarked? :p

        • nah but I might as well. It’s so essential for designing any kind of character

          (plus it comes from an actual concept artist soo)

    • Is an Electric/Dragon type whose name is based around utopia’s and peace (Electric is due to light typically being associated with good and utopia) but it derives from a common Dragon who has found enlightenment work?

      Paxapara (Pax the Latin word for peace+Paradise) is its name

  • FINALLY BEAT THE LAST BOSS OF HOLLOWKNIGHT YES

    All it took was getting the last charm notch so I could heal double during the fight

  • I got Tekken 7 a few hours ago, and while it’s not done completely downloading (My PS4 says it’ll take another 6 or so hours), what I have played of it when it became ready to use is great

  • EarthenWarrior

    Wassup bishes I’m bored… entertain me

  • InfinityD4

    Here’s my Route 1 Map I made.
    Separated into two halves, the southern entrances are to the starting town, the East Entrance is to the first gym town, and to the north is Route 2

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8869b8457ac046b90ee126a25e7c9408fac2d27b987685a0a5bde14010207c3e.png

    • Looks nice!!!!

    • TheNintendoChip

      The biggest problem I see is that there’s no reason for there to be two halves. You might as well split it in two and call one Route 1 and the other Route 2 or whatever.
      The left half seems mostly fine, just a little bland. Add some other visuals, like flowers or rough grass. Be careful with making your tree border too linear and square-y. Maybe also move one of the staircases down a tile so that they aren’t in line.
      The right half needs more work. You should also add some more visuals, like boulders. The switch from sand to grass is weird. Some of the paths are too straight (I don’t mean not linear). See the rightmost sand path — it is very staight.

    • That’s So Raven

      I like it, but my main issues are there’s no visual differentiation between accessible and inaccessible terrain in the right half, and that the stairs and bridge used just don’t look very nice. The random patch of green also looks odd on the right imo 😡

      • InfinityD4

        which stairs? the Bridge is from Emerald and aside from the side stairs all tiles are just vanilla FR.

        • That’s So Raven

          I’m not a big fan of either but the side stairs look worse whereas the front facing ones have potential.

          The bridge is fine, but doesn’t look good with everything else. Same with the stairs.

          • InfinityD4

            I know the Side Stairs look bad, I couldn’t figure out how to make them look right.

  • Well I ditched Jupiter for Frosty so time for an update (Frosty is Rash by the way)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94a9910783999b475beb67db8c186849934b58c26f38741c465a759fad0293fb.jpg

    • Butter Geek

      When it’ll evolve into Vanniluxe you should add a second name to it (through name rater)

    • *smh intensifies*

      • Star, she was utter sh*t

        Never hits first and isn’t able to hit hard enough, dies first turn 90% of the time and dies 2nd turn the other 10. Only could beat Darumaka and Pansear.

        Heck Frosty almost beat her in one hit when catching him

  • Shady
  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    Whelp now I’m pissed. For the last month or so I’ve been trying to change my availability at work so I can try and put more time into my other job which is freelance video editing and is what I want to make a career out of of. I put it in twice and both times were denied. I talked to my manager and he said it was because our GM is being weird about scheduling so I should talk to him. I talked to my GM and he was really chill about it and told me to put it in again and it’d be taken care of. Once again it’s been denied………So now I have to go back talk to him yet again to make sure he actually does something about this. I’m not taking no for an answer and the fact that it seems like I’m being taken for a ride now is really staring to piss me off big time. If I don’t get a straight answer form them I’m gonna explode! End of rant……….

    • It’s alright to rant sometimes bud, Heck I go on a rant a day here

      And I would go back and tell them again and if they don’t do it this time I’d either quit or continue

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        Oh I’m gonna go in guns blazing. I’ve worked there for long enough I deserve more respect. This is definitely the last year I’m working there. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing next year.

        • It sounds like a sh*t job especially if this is the respect you get even though you probably take you for granted

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            Oh they definitely do take me for granted. I’d be surprised if I’m still working there by the end of fall.

    • EarthenWarrior

      Yes you do

    • Really? I hadn’t noticed.

      • EarthenWarrior

        She’s been very subtle with her likes lately

  • That’s So Raven

    So what good stuff has happened in everyone’s life recently?

    • EarthenWarrior

      Nothing

      • That’s So Raven
        • EarthenWarrior

          When does ANYTHING good happen to me?

          • That’s So Raven

            I severely doubt there’s been absolutely nothing that has brought you the smallest shred of joy

          • EarthenWarrior

            Nope, it’s been boring, bland and depressing lately

          • That’s So Raven

            Then take up something new, your life is what you make of it.

    • I talked to this cool girl i like the other day so that was nice

    • Butter Geek

      Ugh… I got the switch
      I’m figuring out what I wanna do
      I made a friend

      • That’s So Raven

        Like with life in general or something specific like education or employment? It’s good any way you cut it but I’m just trying to start convos :p

        • Butter Geek

          Mostly education

    • Hmm Jaguars won in the game today (The football team), Caught an adorable little Vanillite, got to see more of The Ranch, oh and got to see The Secret of Kells (10/10 great movie)

    • I bought Tekken 7 and Terraria today

      • That’s So Raven

        Are they good games?

    • Monkeyfuzz
      • That’s So Raven

        Well you’ve been blessed with my presence so that’s a good thing

        • Monkeyfuzz
          • That’s So Raven

            You tried going for walks and stuff? I’ve always found fresh air to be like a cure-all for minor stuff for me personally

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It doesn’t help, it’s largely due to sinuses and lack of sleep, the latter of which is because of my anxiety medication not working properly and certain thoughts feeling stronger which I won’t go into.

          • EarthenWarrior

            Take it from a guy who’s suffered migraines since infancy, Dey ain’t fun and fresh air does not help at all

          • Monkeyfuzz

            They keep making me feel dizzy and sick, neither of which allow me to do much more than slowly pace around my garden in case I fall over or black-out, I do not want to be around others if that happens.

          • That’s So Raven

            Sorry to hear that dude, I won’t pressure you into divulging more but like hopefully you’ll get better medicine or something. Not terribly familiar with the subject as a whole so I don’t know anything really good/helpful to say :/

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Thanks, and that’s OK, I have been waiting to see someone for months but y’know it’s the NHS so they are underfunded and understaffed I guess.

          • That’s So Raven

            Never were truer words said.

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Got new windshield wipers so that’s good

      • EarthenWarrior

        I haven’t had windshield wiper fluid in years

        • That’s So Raven

          Isn’t that kinda dangerous?

          • EarthenWarrior

            My car is a shitbrick

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          That’s….not good….. should prolly get that if you want to be able to see out of your windshield

          • Monkeyfuzz

            He probably drives with his head out the window, Ace Ventura style.

    • That’s So Raven

      Nothing major but my university applications have been submitted, meaning it’s only a matter of time until I get responses. I don’t think any of them will be denials, so hopefully I get good conditionals – think I might cry if I get an unconditional but I doubt it.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Hope you get what you want.

        • That’s So Raven

          Thanks, I hope so too but I’m prepared to work my absolute hardest for it

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Spoiler for gen 8 regional Heracross, you should tag this.

    • That’s So Raven

      ReviewReviewer’s new fave ‘Mon

      • Shady

        Nice name.

    • Butter Geek

      Herfieldoss

    • Daedardus

      I think I’ll have to delete this.

      • That’s So Raven

        Pls do so dased Baedardus

    • EarthenWarrior

      Well if anyone needs me I’m going to gouge out my eyes, anyone care to join me?

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I can help you, I’ll bring my rusty spoon.

      • It was nightmarish and demon filled

    • Ultron

      I love it personally

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I think it’s actually really well done for what it is.

    • InfinityD4

      oh Garfdex.

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Kalos should’ve had an evolution for Mr.Mime where the male has a big twirly moustache and the female has a beret.

    • Butter Geek

      *female Mr. Mime* oh right I forgot that’s a thing

      • InfinityD4

        because Gen 1 Didn’t Have Genders except for Nidoran Kinda and Barrierd is Gender Neutral.

        • Butter Geek

          but Jinx its counterpart is female only

          • InfinityD4

            Jynx isn’t it’s counterpart, It’s a counterpart to Electabuzz and Magmar, kinda, and Mr.Mime is kinda a counterpart to Sudowoodo.

          • Daedardus
          • InfinityD4

            Smoochum Elekid and Magby all evolve at level 30 and were introduced in Gen II, Mime Jr. and Bonsly evolve while knowing Mimic and were introduced in Gen IV.

      • Daedardus

        Like male Gardevoir.

  • Daedardus

    Question to American people: does this stereotype of very fat people on scooters in Walmart actually exist? Or do you see such people like only once in five years?

    • InfinityD4

      I have never seen such a being in a walmart. I am not the most Observant Fellow However.

    • Idk

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      As someone who works in retail………*sigh*……there are quite a few people like that……..

    • Ultron

      Yep. I wouldn’t say it’s super common, but also walmart customers generally tend to be poorer and more unhealthy. I’ve never met anyone who actually likes going to Walmart.

    • I see a few on occasion, but we aren’t fat

    • ShinyXatu

      I’m from California, Bay Area more specifically, and have been all of my life. You’d almost think that we’re from a different country compared to (a good portion) of those in other states since we have different eating habits and things like that. We also have Whole Foods and Target rather than Walmart, although it still exists here of course.

    • The Dazzling Rad Scientist

      Yes, at least once every 2 months

    • It’s not inaccurate

    • EarthenWarrior

      Uhhhh I work at a wholesale club, I see overweight and overweight elderly people on them all the time

      But you’ll NEVER EVER see me on one, hell I flat out refuse to even sit in them to drive them back to the charging station, I just gorilla drag them back

    • Maple Seraphp

      Unfortunately… they clog up entire isles…

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Time to sleep or this’ll be me tomorrow https://i.imgur.com/thIDwSa.gif

  • InfinityD4

    Here’s a in-progress map of the city with my 2nd Gym
    the Canal is connected to the route below.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0048b95cf6c5bbf5e1f9e2ec8d2cb8d9442e5c028830735926396f066b53ec22.png

    • It’s very bland and has too much open space. Considering how small your FOV is, it will be very easy to get lost. Compact the town down to a smaller size and add a bigger variety of landscape. Add in some small hills and some visual flair like flowers and trees

    • Maple Seraphp

      I’m curious, what’s the lil theme of this gym?

  • I have found the all Holy God of my team

    Bubbles with Uproar does sooooooooo well!!! It always is my go to member when in a pinch

  • ShinyXatu

    So we have a rumor that there will be another Direct this week. Interestingly, this comes from a person who’s leaked Fire Emblem-related information in the past yet he can not confirm whether or not this theoretical Direct would be for Fire Emblem specifically. Don’t take this too seriously right now, but all I can say is not to be too surprised if they spring a Direct announcement on us tomorrow or Tuesday. You should have mountains of salt ready for this rumor.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/theprinceofiris/status/952578375826182144

    • The Dazzling Rad Scientist

      I hope so!

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Wouldn’t be surprised if there was a FE direct very soon.This next week actually makes a bit of sense given that after every mini direct a larger normal typically is not too far behind. The longest we’ve waited after a mini one is about 20 days and the shortest we’ve waited is the day immediately after.So one this week would make sense. Unfortunately I can’t say I’m crazy interested in FE. I don’t dislike the series, but I’ve never really been able to give it much of a chance so I can’t say I’m too excited about a direct that only has info on it.

  • Ithsme?

    So I’m prepping for a school assignment right now, and one of the options for this assignment is writing about the role of music in your life and some sort of anecdote about that. Naturally, I won’t be choosing this option because I purely listen to game OSTs and would prefer not to be heavily judged for listening to what’s considered by many on the outside to be an incoherent mess of robot beeps and lasers.

    So that got me thinking; if you had one shot and ONE shot only to convince people that game music can be a respectable art, which track would you choose? I’m split, so I’ll respond in a few minutes, but I’m interested to see where people go with this one. Remember, the goal is to convince whoever’s listening that it’s a respectable substitute for popular music, or whatever other kind of music.

    • Butter Geek

      But
      If music is art
      And video game music is still music
      Then vg music is art

      • Ithsme?

        I follow, but I don’t mean that. I feel that a certain sentiment exists outside video game fans that game music is all robot beeps and laser sounds, or a loop of a thirty second jingle or something like that. My point is to prove that listening to game music is just like listening to popular music, and just as respectable, because it’s got a negative connotation (let’s be honest).

    • Ithsme?

      For my personal answer, let me preface with this: no matter how hard you try, you can never force somebody to fully understand the emotions and the experience that a specific piece conveys to you. Although it’s thought of an weird, people who listen to regular music, people who listen to play or movie soundtracks, and people who listen to game OSTs all listen for the same reason– because that piece carries an emotion or an experience for them. For regular music, that happens to be because that music helped you through a time of your life, or simply because the music has a pleasurable or desired feeling for the situation. But for video games, however, that experience is relayed through the game itself. I remember the moment in the game the track played– and the emotions I felt at that moment in the game are what stick with me for the track.

      So regardless of what you listen to, it’s all for the same reason– the emotion or experience it carries.

      Now that I’ve said this is going to be ineffective, I think this piece from Xenoblade 2 does a fantastic job of portraying game music as art: Uraya Day.

      Like I’ve said, it’s only as good as the experience it carries, whether it be through memory or through the sound itself. And for this one, it perfectly fits a journey through a glowing swamp inside a giant whale (it’s the one on the boxart).

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a73f2ebead6d6807d3aa6b9499f5f54525cc65c74b2f0ad357370c114bac0349.jpg

    • Listen I know it’s becoming a joke that I gush about Hollowknight every time I open my mouth but I need to hand it to Hollowknight. Now you got me stuck between two tracks but since one of them I just heard the other day, and one of them is a track I’ve been listening to since I first heard it on loop, I’m going to go with City of Tears because I have more to say

      Now I’m not a music critic, all of my knowledge of music theory comes from Sideways on Youtube. But I will try my best to explain my feelings on this piece and sound pretentious af will doing so.

      Transitions between areas in Hollowknight usually have the music from your previous area fade out the further you walk away from it as the colors transition to the pallet of the next. This allows that area to introduce itself while it has your full attention.

      So as you enter City of Tears, the music starts up slowly with an underlying series of notes that imply a soft almost playful atmosphere countered by strings that play a melancholy melody. You are told musically that this place isn’t the wild caverns you fought through before, but a safer space. Yet within that, it is still the peak of a civilization that has been lost.
      The underlying notes compliment the sound of constant rain and as you dive deeper becomes more ominous when greeted with deadly foes before coming back to peacefulness.
      Instruments change depending on what part of the city you are in proving a new feel for that section.
      But where this all culminates is when you approach the founding holding a statue of the Hollowknight
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e399138a6eb3793cd7c0f0c2f9d96276c6420bd74a5ab7983013430938a9b855.png
      A soft voice enters the main melody heightening this moment. This is a significant story moment as you are suddenly made more aware of your purpose being called back to this land.

      The track is beautiful and provides so much of the atmosphere. When I heard it, it was sealed for me that it would be one of my favorite games.

  • Im just going to assume that if you don’t have Hollowknight on your top 10 best games of 2017 list, then you haven’t played it. As I’m watching stuff on it after getting the game’s true ending, I’m discovering stuff I completely missed and it makes me really want to dive back in and continue playing. Maybe I will once I start Persona 5 and finish Axiom Verge.

    I love this game so damn much

  • Butter Geek

    Okay, I like this show, but this is kinda dumb (Also, Earthen trigger warning)
    https://twitter.com/comicbook/status/952704888454238209

    • EarthenWarrior

      =__= just keep it to yourself please

      • Butter Geek

        I wanted to share it with other people here that like the show (and I left a warning for you)

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    So based on the most recent poster for the anime it seems like the Necrozma stuff will be exclusive to the show itself. Certainly seems like they’re rushing through a lot of content. Rushing enough that it would surprise me if the Switch game was able to come out in 2019 fall. Otherwise it wouldn’t make much sense to rush all this content in the anime. Something seems fishy.

    • I don’t think they expected the Switch game to take until 2019 so they rushed it and they are probably panicking now. They do still have ‘Ula ‘Ula to do and if they have to, they’ll pull a BW and make a filler season

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        the anime team goes pretty in line with what TPC and GF tell them to do. Seems unlikely they wouldn’t know the general timeline for how production was going. Also for them to rush through all of gen 7’s content just to get to a massive filler arc it’d be ridiculous. If at this point they were told that the game was coming late 2019 then they would have already slowed their roll for the pacing. They can get through Ula’ula in no time at all. They could honestly get through the remaining trials in like a month if they wanted to. They blasted through Akala after all. I doubt they’ll do a filler arc like they did in BW. I think the game is coming out at latest early 2019 and that’s why they’re rushing all this content. Otherwise it wouldn’t make sens to be advertising Necrozma just yet.

    • Josh Omega

      We shall see I suppose. Really won’t shock me if the gen 8 games come out this year. All we can do is wait and see

  • Just a few more games to review before my 2017 list is done. After I review em all, I still gotta edit and fix up the reviews but yeahhh

    I’m having a lot of fun talking about these games. Especially the new Life is Strange analysis/review which is sitting at 1402 words. I’m wondering if i should release them all at once or one at a time. Idk

    • Ultron

      USUM is #1, right?

        • Maple Seraphp

          At least they aren’t the worst in the series

          • oh totally not lol

          • Maple Seraphp

            *Nyooming the team flare theme*

          • ok but that theme is actually awesome

          • Ultron

            At least x&y, while bad, weren’t a complete cash grab. They were rushed, but their own thing. USUM failed to stand on its own and improve on the previous. Though I’d still rank them above X and Y

        • Ultron

          USUM are literally the greatest WORST pokemon games

          • Ultron

            …right behind X&Y

          • Lol I mean, nah but I won’t be talking about them

          • Ultron

            I’m about to start my review. Tbh I forgot about it, but I’m hopefully gonna start compiling thoughts tomorrow and begin writing.

          • I just don’t find them worth talking about ya know? They’re just so nothing. I’d rather talk about the originals because they don’t have the baggage of being third versions

          • Ultron

            I just have too many negative thoughts above them that I psychologically need to compile them. If X&Y hadn’t come out so long ago I might feel the same way. Perhaps one day I’ll write a review on those too

          • I’ve been putting off X and Y alooooooot

          • Ultron

            How much do you have written? Maybe divide your thoughts into topics so it’s easier to focus

          • um….

            nothing??

          • Ultron

            Isn’t that the whole reason you replayed x and y though?! Don’t let your self-inflicted-torture be for naught

          • i never replayed it because…

            they suck and i didnt want to

  • ShinyXatu

    So in an update to that Direct situation, there might seriously be another one this Thursday. Crazy I know, but I think it might actually happen. From what this person on ResetEra has been saying, it will 1) Be shorter in length than the Direct Mini, 2) Not focus on a particular game or series, 3) Not reveal Fire Emblem on Switch and 4) Relate to “games and accessories”. They’re also claiming the big Direct we’re all waiting for will be in February and include that announcement along with Dragon Quest XI and many others, of course. Now to me, this sounds like a Direct to re-reveal the Switch Online service, but they’ve never ever done something like that before. So far, 2018 has been a bit of a trailblazer for Nintendo so none of this seems outlandish to me. Maybe, just maybe, it’s something to do with Nintendo’s QOL service? I dunno, we’re in anything goes territory here. Here’s the person’s Twitter in case someone wants to do some research: https://mobile.twitter.com/theprinceofiris

    • Ultron

      I’d def like them to do a direct of new features coming to the Switch like the online service, netflix and apps, virtual console, backgrounds..all that good stuff that we need

      • ShinyXatu

        I have a theory, now it’s nothing more than a pipe dream but hear me out. If it’s about “games and accessories”, it may reveal an accessory for the Switch like the ones Kimishima mentioned were in development back in 2016. And they would have to show at least one game that uses this new accessory. And there’s a certain franchise which pioneered the e-Reader on the GameCube, helped market the Wii Speak on the Wii and used the amiibo reader on both the Wii U and 3DS…

        ANIMAL CROSSING.

        • Ultron

          Oh that’s a nice connection there! Hoping you’re right! 😀

    • Rockcrawdaunt

      I love your updates on this! Directs are sooo fun!

      • ShinyXatu

        Oh thank you, but honestly I struggle to find another place to put my wall of text 😛 I’m enthusiastic about all that’s been going on with Nintendo this year since it’s all been so uncharacteristic. If they do release another small Direct this week it’ll definitely be something unique that we haven’t seen before.

        • Rockcrawdaunt

          Honestly, I’m obsessed with all of their games and if they can keep up the momentum from last year, this year is sure to be amazing. I am excited for more details about yoshi and kirby, the possibility of smash and AC, and of course, even just the slightest details about pokemon switch!

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  • Would you all prefer daily reviews or just for me to drop all of my reviews at once? Which would you be more likely to read from?

    • Kuppo

      Well daily.

      All at once can be overwhelming imo

    • Ultron

      Daily yo

    • ShinyXatu

      Where can I pre-order?

      • Suprise! Every human being has already been mailed a copy as well as a USB containing the next direct

        • ShinyXatu

          Those kids in Africa are going to have first dibs since they’re 10 hours ahead! Nintendo of Africa will dominate the industry in 2018.

    • Kuppo

      Welp, GOTY guaranteed

  • Shady
    • EarthenWarrior

      And yet no Torracat

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Lame

    • Maple Seraphp

      Pikachu’s got that mouth game goin on

    • Only 5 missing
      Niheligo, Nagandel, Kartana, Guzzlord and Pheromosa

    • Maple Seraphp

      Wait isn’t poipole’s stuff toxic? Is ash gonna die? Is that why rotom looks like his dick got bitten by a dog?

      • That’s So Raven

        Well because it isn’t entering his system he isn’t going to die, his shirts gonna dye

        • Maple Seraphp

          Ayyy
          No but seriously it’s a relatively flimsy shirt, I imagine it could drip through and bam deaddos

    • Ultron

      Nanuuuuu

  • Butter Geek

    I made a wishlist of games I want to be announced for the Switch this year:
    Pokemon Switch (early 2019)
    Smash port (Summer 2018)
    Arms 2 (Late 2018)
    Mario Super Strikers 3 (Late 2018)
    SU: Protect the Light port (Spring 2018)
    Super Mario Maker Switch (Christmas 2018)
    And Finally
    Overwatch Switch (Christmas 2018) (unlikely, I know)

    • That’s So Raven

      Why would you wish for a game to be rushed

      • Butter Geek

        How is that rushed?

        • That’s So Raven

          4 years between main LoZ: LBW and BOTW

          4 years between Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Odyssey

          Not even 3 full years between Gens 7 and 8

          In what world isn’t it rushed. XY to SuMo were 3 years apart and both games came out absolute rushjobs to the point USUM gave us the same level of content as past initial pairs had.

          • I have to say if a few other games come out this year then I can wait for Pokémon (especially because if its better and bigger than any other Pokémon game prior, than I can wait a year)

            Kirby Star Allies, Yo-kai Watch Blasters or 3, Detective Pikachu, Kirby Battle Royale are those games to occupy me to be exact.

          • Josh Omega

            I get where you are coming from but there is no telling how long they have been working on the Pokémon game. It depends when gamefreak got the switch dev kit I suppose.

    • Kuppo

      Uh, they never release a Pkm game that early in the year, also I’d rather if they had more development time tbh

      • Well RBG came out in Febuary, BW2 were in June and FRLG came out in January apparently.

        So not normal, but we can’t say its never happened

    • Josh Omega

      I can see a lot of these happening. Personally though I think Pokémon switch happens this year judging by how the anime is going. And there is one game I want for Switch this year Luigi’s mansion 3!

      • That’s actually coming?! Oh hell yeah!

        My brother and I love that series

        • Butter Geek

          We don’t know if it’s coming

        • Josh Omega

          No I just said that I want it to happen! Sorry I didn’t word that the best was totally out of it when I posted lol

  • Maple Seraphp

    Why can’t romance work like it does in animes….

    • Probably the worlds crule joke on people like us

      • Maple Seraphp

        Otakuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuussssss

    • Butter Geek

      So…
      You look under a girl’s dress
      She calls you a pervert
      Repeat few times while on an adventure
      Save her once
      You fall in love

      • That’s So Raven

        But what if she peeks under your skirt

        • Plot twist!!! 👀

        • Butter Geek

          You wonder when did you put on a skirt

          • That’s So Raven

            For a wedding

            I’m Scottish

          • Butter Geek

            Isn’t that a kilt?

            (also, does it feel windy down there?)

  • UnburdenedLegume
    • Maple Seraphp

      Watch it not even be poipole

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Poipole is like the only friendly UB and fits the whole child friendly crap

        • Maple Seraphp

          True but I’d love to be surprised
          I adore poip but it would honestly be amusing if he got like a stakataka

    • That’s So Raven

      I think it’s Poipole myself but it could just be capturing UBs to return them to their space

  • Butter Geek

    Okay, do any of you think Ash’s Poipole won’t evolve?

    • PumpkinLord

      I bet it evolves and he proceeds to release it.

    • Josh Omega

      Probably what pumpkinlord said. It evolves and he releases it to protect a huge amount of poipole lol

  • Josh Omega

    With how fast the anime is moving it’s looking more and more likely that the switch game will release this year. Exciting times ahead for the Pokémon community by looks of it.

    • Butter Geek

      We just have to pray to Arceus and Lord Helix that it will not be another XY

      • Josh Omega

        Idk I personally enjoyed x and y. Although I loved ORAS a lot more

  • Butter Geek

    Worked some more on Storkarnage’s design and coloured it. I tried to make it scarier, but I don’t really know how…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a24d0bd20ab44d5edb7c789b6a13570db44c667bef931d457a35756fe2f275ec.jpg

    • Butter Geek

      What do you think?

      • Butter Geek

        …I kinda need your opinions

        • you are certainly improving!

          I think you need to consider how it would look in 3D and draw it at a ffew different angles. That may sound weird but it may help you fleshout its design

  • EarthenWarrior

    • Butter Geek

      IT’S ULTRA TIME
      ALTARIA
      DRATINI
      GARCHOMP
      FLYGON
      CHARIZARD
      METANG

    • Josh Omega

      They really look like power rangers in those outfits lol

  • Josh Omega

    My predictions for the Pokémon series for next few years. May be wrong but whatever
    2018- generation 8 games(with how things are going in the anime it makes sense to me)
    2019- break year maybe a mystery dungeon game on switch
    2020- gen 4 remakes
    2021- gen 9 or gen 1 remakes/sequels
    I did this due to boredom lol what does everyone else think?

    • Butter Geek

      Switch 2019 with 2020

      • Josh Omega

        With 2020?

        • Butter Geek

          break will be after sinnoh remakes

          • Josh Omega

            Oh okay then. Only reason I think something releases in 2021 is because it’s the 25th anniversary. Either gen one remakes/sequels or generation 9

    • Sounds interesting and good to me

      • Josh Omega

        I guess we shall see what happens later this year! Honestly won’t shock me if we find out in March with a big switch direct on the one year anniversary of its release!

  • Chaos
    • EarthenWarrior

      i’d be cursing my lips off if i had to go up against that mess….but just proves how broken Manaphy can be

      • Chaos

        Lol. Manaphy broken? It needs 3 turns of set up to do that. If you don’t beat it in 3 turns you’re doing something wrong

        • EarthenWarrior

          I said can be

  • Ultron

    I think I firgured out part of why I dont really like the Alola region: the routes are super boring. The towns are generally all great, but getting there is a slog

    • Butter Geek

      …who is this?

  • That’s So Raven

    You know it’s kinda sad when you’re more excited for Pokémon hype season than an actual Pokémon game

    • Kuppo

      Tbh hype seasons are more fun than the game itself imo

      • Ariel

        The speculation makes it a real blast! Plus leaks and fun rumors

      • That’s So Raven

        I think it depends on the person and the hype season. Because so much of Gen V were leaks and we weren’t totally spoiled about everything, I loved Gen V even more than the hype season. BW2 hype season was something totally new and exciting.

        Gens VI and VII were defo examples of hype > product

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      I think that’s likely because once we get the games we already know a bunch about it. If they kept most things a secret then the games would be more exciting for you I’d guess.

    • Josh Omega

      I am mainly excited about seeing the starters lol I plan to leave this time once that happens! Try to stay spoiler free and pick my starter not knowing what to expect ^.^ I want the feeling I had with gen 4 again!

      • Maple Seraphp

        i may just do that

        • Josh Omega

          I am going to try my best to. I managed to remain completely spoiler free with BoTW so it’s possible!

  • I just remembered how much I hate Battle Subway, fought 7 battles and got jack sh*t after losing to a stupid Petilil with Energy Ball

  • EarthenWarrior

    Anyone with a switch get rocket league and play with me

  • Maple Seraphp

    Fun little world building fact
    To become a member of Team Grandeur, one of my fangame teams, you must be able to perform sleight of hand.
    Additionally, Morelull , Zorua, and Ledian are the three most common Pokemon grunts on the team recieve

    • Butter Geek

      …I don’t get it

  • Butter Geek

    Okay I’m kinda proud of the beak I gave Storkarnage in this redesign https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9f512eb0bb32b5790352b3955f4ad3c4b05bf78cd2a34359d12a1e6446cc354e.jpg

  • Josh Omega

    I am so freaking tired right now. Going on three hours of sleep and have managed to stay awake. Off tomorrow thankfully so I can hopefully catch up on my sleep tonight.

  • Well I have beaten away all the areas trainers and am about to face Clay (I also have removed Moon and Archepelo to try and train up my permanent team members) so going into Clay I have
    -Pignite lvl.29
    -Simisage lvl.29
    -Palpitoad lvl.29
    -Vanillite lvl.29

    Wish me luck!

    • Josh Omega

      Good luck! And is it just me or a lot of people here playing black and white right now lol

      • There’s alot except I believe Seraph and Star are done or grew bored of it

    • Monkeyfuzz

      GL, you have a pretty large advantage over his gym.

      • EarthenWarrior

        Don’t underestimate Clay he’s tough

        • InfinityD4

          Is he one of your idols?

        • He was difficult, if it wasn’t for a few lucky breaks I wouldn’t have won

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I don’t remember him being that difficult at all.

      • That was too easy
        Vanillite survived confusion and KO’d Krokorok with a super amped Avalanch, It and Pignite fell to Excadrill, but Palpitoad pulled another win out. And finally Simisage crushed his Palpitoad with Seed Bomb.

  • ShinyXatu

    I’m a bit upset yet motivated at the same time. I got all the way to the end of Chapter 9 in Xenoblade 2 and realized that I’m heavily under leveled and outclassed for the boss. It’s easily going to take me another 10+ hours of gameplay to get high enough. It’s disheartening but also makes it feel so engaging. (Please play it, whoever you are. It’s singlehandedly made me interested in these kinds of games).

    • InfinityD4

      how underleveled? what level are the enemies? I’m in C5 and feel bad because I accidentally overleved to around lvl 50 using the Inns.

      • ShinyXatu

        I’m only level 61 and the boss is level 68/69. I have no idea how I made it this far since I’ve basically always been under leveled compared to the bosses, but now it’s seriously getting worrisome.

        • InfinityD4

          have you been doing sidequests at all? or merc missions, I have more levels than I know what to do with.

          • ShinyXatu

            Nope, I’ve just been gathering them in the background this whole time pretty much. I probably have multiple levels worth of EXP there, but I just need to do it.

          • InfinityD4

            did you know if you complete the Affinity of a Blade you get items? I’ve only completed low Rarity Common ones but they give you items that give you a whopping 1000 Weapon Points, AND THAT’S A WEAK EFFECT.

          • ShinyXatu

            No I had no idea, but I should have suspected that! There are so many elements of this game that I haven’t touched on yet, and I was hoping I could breeze through the main story before delving deeper into it post-game. It was working very well…up until now, that is.

    • Josh Omega

      You are convincing to buy this game I think lol

  • Why did they feel the need to turn something as simple as transferring Pokémon into a minigame

    • If you’re referring to transferring to BW, I always thought that was so fun about BW

      • InfinityD4

        It is annoying. the Minigame is kinda fun, it just makes transfer SLOW AS MOLASSES. I’m confused why you can’t transfer directly from gen 4 to gen 7.

        • So it was fun because it was challenging and it was a Minigame that made you work for your Pokémon

          And it was better than Gen.4? You had to recapture all of your Pokémon in a Safari Zone like place (Try catching Rayquaza)

          • Edit at the end *In that place

          • InfinityD4

            I mean how you can skip Gen 6 with PokeTransfer, Gen 3 can’t fit in a 3DS.

          • It was the only game that connected to old games still when the 3ds came out so they weren’t going to just toss it (I still can do it on the ancient DS I have)

          • InfinityD4

            ? explain.

          • Only one game at the time of the 3ds rising was probably stilled played being Pokémon and they most likely found it unnecessary to add a GBA slot into a system that wouldn’t need it

          • InfinityD4

            I understand that they already removed the GBA Slot. What I’m confused about is your thing with Gen 4.

          • It’s a big old waste of time (I take back that you have to recatch them because the balls you use have a 100% catch rate) but you must traverse a big patch of land with many dufferent terrains in it just to recatch them. It probably takes 3x as long to do that than to do the slingshot for BW.

          • InfinityD4

            I’m not saying Pal Park is better than The Slingshot, I’m wondering why you can’t just transfer from gen 4 directly to bank since it’s also on DS.

          • Oh. That I assume is just a detail GF left out so people would need to get Gen.5, so I assume it was a marketing technique and nothing more. But actually that does sound like a neat thing they could’ve done

          • InfinityD4

            It sounds like A thing they could have done but didn’t because they haven’t been that smart Recently(being 4-5 years because we get a game about every year)

          • And if you meant I always hate on Gen.4.

            It’s not at all that I hate it (Favorite region), but the fact that so many praise it and think it’s the best generation and then when people who like, say Gen.6 come around they all get sh*t on for liking it and not liking Gen.4.

          • InfinityD4

            You always Hate on Gen 4? I’m just confused as balls.

          • I’m confused to lol

          • That’s such bullshit. Gen 5 to 6&7 is just directly into the box. The only tedious part is that it’s only one at a time which isn’t even a big deal.

            I don’t want a minigame, I want to get my Pokémon into the next gen. Why should I have to work for MY Pokémon that I caught?

          • Idk, it was fun for me better than most other minigames. And dude any idiot can aim a slingshot at a patch of grass, it wasn’t complicated

          • But it takes up time for no reason. Plus it’s only 6 at a time. It’s freaking ridiculous. Thank god they stopped doing this. It makes me so annoyed everytime I finish a gen 4 game and I gotta go through all this

          • InfinityD4

            I mean even if they added Directly Transferring from Gen 4 people could still use the built in thing in Gen 5 if they wanted.

    • Maple Seraphp

      it wouldn’t be bad if the minigame wasn’t literal ass

    • Kuppo

      Watch healing Pokemons also becoming a minigame where you control Joy in her quest to heal you Mons, that’d be awesome

    • Plus you can’t freaking transfer Pokémon that know HMs so you gotta go through all the damn trouble of getting rid of those moves first
      Uhggg

      I regret this

  • InfinityD4

    What is Shaggy’s Real Name?

  • Well only 4 days till I get to go to the Ultra Prism Pre-release. Hyped and hoping for another successful haul of new cards

  • Josh Omega

    Well work is done. I am going to car now while my boss finishes work and getting some sleep x.x be back in a few hours

  • White 2 is still the last game I have my OG save file on. I haven’t reset it mostly because of the Meloetta C Gear skin I have that’s impossible to get now

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Mine is set as Victini. If the c-gear skins could’ve saved to the SD card then we could’ve kept them.

  • That’s So Raven

    Anyone expecting some big changes to their life or to any of the franchises they’re following this year? How do you feel about them?

    How would you feel if Pokemon is revealed this year?

    • Ultron

      I’m expecting some big changes to animal crossing and also the MCU with Avengers 3. As for my life, I’d like to have a better paying job and be living on my own later this year.

      • That’s So Raven

        AC Switch is just Ultra New Leaf with Zeraora being a cross promotion between animal crossing and Pokemon

        • Ultron

          That’s fine tbh, just give it to me

      • Butter Geek

        Oh right, I forgot about MCU in mine lol

        • Ultron

          Super excited for all 3 movies coming out :3 They only unfortunate thing is that they’re all out within the first half of the year

          • Butter Geek

            Infinity War will be awesome, but I’m hyped the most for MCU Fantastic 4 and Homecoming 2

          • Ultron

            MCU fantastic 4 may not be for a while, apparently that may be tricker to do since it’s production rights are through some other company or something like that. But I really want to see their take on Doctor Doom

          • InfinityD4

            Reed and Tony interacting.

          • Ultron

            We’ll probably never see that unless RDJ is Tony for like at least another 5 years

          • InfinityD4

            RDJ apparently owes the MCU to getting back in the Game so I can see it.

    • Butter Geek

      Well Doctor Who is at the beggining of a new era this year, with it getting a new showrunner again. Many changes to the format, look and so on. And It’s having the first female Doctor so there’s that.
      I don’t know if that counts, but one show I know I’ll be really into that starts this year is the Titans tv show, based on the Teen Titans/Titans DC comics.

      I’d be happy and hyped, but kinda dissapointed if it’s coming out this year. Could mean another XY.

    • 1. Driving eventually when I stop being lazy and fucking study for my permit lol

      2. I will be very skeptical

      • Butter Geek

        You’ll be 16 this year, right? You can drive that early in the US? Huh.

        • Ultron

          You can get your learners permit at 15.5 and then license at 16. Depending on the state, you may also have to take driver’s school and log a certain amount of hours with an instructor. It honestly baffles me that some states don’t require that at all.

          • I still must do that, but I don’t want to drive (I just want to throw turtle shells at cars that beat me to the traffic light)

        • I could’ve got my permit as soon as I turned 15 really

      • Josh Omega

        Don’t feel bad. I am 24 almost 25 and haven’t gotten my drivers license yet. Working on it now so it’s all good. Just got at your speed and do it when you are ready!

    • Kuppo

      I’m not expecting changes in my life I actually want some tbh, idk in what way actually. If a new FF is revealed in 2018 ( I can only wish) then I guess that would have a big change, like they’ll probably do a better FFXV or something completely different.

      Well that depends on what is revealed and how so

      • InfinityD4

        I HATE FFXV. I can understand the love of the Chocobros but as a Game It makes me burn with Rage that I own it and I can’t even trade it in on Amazon.

        • Kuppo

          Yeah the way the story is executed absolutely blows, but gameplay is mostly fine aside from a few quirks ( repetitive missions, fake difficulty if not at all sometimes, not being turn based)

          • InfinityD4

            I got pissed at it for the Skill Tree Whatever and how I hit a point of no return(for a while) after like an hour in an Open(Empty) World Game.

          • InfinityD4

            and then I stopped and was Pissed because I wasted a Gift slot for Christmas on it, I still get Mad Because it’s still Here and I have no way of getting rid of it for a reasonable price.

    • Maple Seraphp

      I’m expecting it to be, but if it is, I pray it isn’t a rushed release. Maybe just like names starters and legends

    • Well from what I know
      -Driving
      -Working
      -Paying for a class trip to Disney
      -Becoming a Senior at Highschool

    • Josh Omega

      changes I have planned this year are learning to drive, get a better job and keep losing weight. Not sure what will happen in my life besides that. Will just have to wait and see. And I am excited to see the new starters mainly then I will drop off to not see anything else

  • joker901

    Just something I wanted to share with you guys. Don’t know if you saw the latest poster for the anime but apparently all the UBs, Necrozma Forms, Acerola and Nanu will all appear in the anime soon.
    Now considering that what we miss from the game are is just Hapu and Mina (which probably will be ignored as always), my question is:

    Do you guys really believe that this anime could go on for two more years? Because if Gen 8 will be out in late 2019, the Anime has to go on at least until November 2019.
    I don’t know what to think cause in the last months the anime is going really fast and also I don’t think Ash is going to fight all the trials that were in the game because it seems it is only getting the Z-crystals he needs for his team and when Acerola and Nanu are done basically he just needs to find Hapu and defeat the League.

    • Yes.

      It can.

      BW did it.

      So can Sun and Moon

      • joker901

        Listen, I just wanted to talk about it. There’s no need to be so rude each time…Saying that it will because BW did is like saying that Pokemon Z will be out because of Emerald and Crystal. I’m talking about Gen 7, cause if there’s something this generation taught to us is that any past reference is unuseful.

        • I’m not being rude.

          They will do a filler season if they need to. That’s not a crazy thought

      • But there’s a big difference

        Ash had to walk from gym to gym in BW

        All he has to do here is sail less than a days trip to the island

        • They’ll make up an anime exclusive island to go to or something

    • Then again we could be put on hiatus for a while after SuMo

      • joker901

        But basically they put the Nanu, Acerola, all the Ubs and Necrozma Forms in a single poster…Does this sounds like a hiatus? 🙂 Or do you mean that we will not have the anime for like 6 months? Cause this is a chance…

        • Not have it for 6 months (So probably what will probably happen for the U.S.)

    • Josh Omega

      I personally think that gen 7 is ending this year and we are getting the gen 8 games at end of year as well. Not going to say it will 100 percent happen but there are a lot of signs for it. We shall see soon I suppose

  • Butter Geek

    I hope Gen 8 is India based and we get Gen 2 regional forms, just so a new Dex entry can explain the ”Indian Elephant” dex entry

    • Maple Seraphp

      I 100% want the indian elephants bullshit to come back

      • Ultron

        What are we talking about?

        • InfinityD4

          Raichu and Gastly

          • Ultron

            I don’t understand :I What do they have to do with elephants

          • InfinityD4

            Firered.

          • Maple Seraphp

            They had dex entries about them attacking indian elephants

          • InfinityD4

            SERAPH I WAS TRYING TO BE VAUGE!

          • Maple Seraphp

            You don’t need to my dude

          • InfinityD4

            Also I found out just before replying Raichu and Gastly by using google for 5 seconds.

          • Ultron

            I could do that, but then I could also get you guys to tell me and save effort

          • InfinityD4

            this is why Vision betrayed you.

          • Ultron

            How dare you mention him

          • Ultron

            That’s so strange

    • Kuppo

      That reminds me of how they haven’t done a region based on a 3rd world country yet

      • InfinityD4

        Turns out that doesn’t mean what everyone thinks it means. I believe it’s actually something to do with one of the world wars.

        • InfinityD4

          So it’s actually something to do with Communism after WW2

    • Better have Yungoos too (Yungoos’s origins are from an India native animal)

      • InfinityD4

        and Zangoose and Seviper, because Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

    • Josh Omega

      I just realized we may get a New eeveelution or two in gen 8.

      • InfinityD4

        NEED. MORE. EEVEELUTIONS.

        • Josh Omega

          One of each type!

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I know people say we aren’t getting any more but I would genuinely love one of each type that we don’t have yet.

        • Josh Omega

          I dont see why people think we don’t get more. Minus gen one we have only gotten them in even number gens so until we don’t get one in gen 8 we really can’t say. That said I wish we had gotten either a poison steel or dragon with sylveon

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I guess because we already have 8 and because of Eevees’ Z-move which I personally think proves nothing. Plenty of things are retconned when new ‘mon are introduced. I would also have liked one of those as a counterpart to Sylveon, it’s a shame but if they only did Sylveon to introduce Fairy type more easily then that may be why.

          • Josh Omega

            Didn’t think of the z moves thing but I doubt that means much. I just hope we eventually get one of each type

  • InfinityD4

    anyone here use GIMP or GraphicsGale or Inkscape?

  • Shady
  • Monkeyfuzz

    Kinda want to use Devimp in Uranium but it doesn’t evolve until level 48 and then 72.

    • InfinityD4

      okay now THOSE are ridiculous levels. a little earlier than Deino, but a heck of a lot later than Zweilous

      • Monkeyfuzz

        They really are. I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to reach those levels before I finish the game.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Ash might get an UB but lets not forget that the writers will bring back Tobias who’ll own Zeraora and Ultra Necrozma and wipe the floor with Ash in the league final.

    • InfinityD4

      and then in 2 more gens Alain Comes back and Everyone gets pissed at Ash Losing Despite his Ash-Pull

    • Monkeyfuzz

      He’ll get Poipole, it’ll evolve at the end of the arc and leave him to go back to protect Ultra Megalopolis.

      • Butter Geek

        He’ll probably have it in the Leauge tho

    • Maple Seraphp

      He would have a zeraora

      • Butter Geek

        *Shiny Zeraora

  • InfinityD4

    anyone here played one of Telltale’s Sam and Max Games (WHERE’S SEASON 4!)

  • InfinityD4

    Random Pokemon Idea: Sharknado.

    • No

    • Butter Geek

      No

      But now I wanna see a Shapedonado movie in the pokemon world

    • EarthenWarrior

      you’ve been warned *Kneels you down, blindfolds you and holds a pistol to your temple*

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Naganadel is a good design tho?

      • But it’s not cute

        • Shady

          No need to be cute while ur awesome

          • Better to be cute AND awesome

            That’s where I like I operate at least

          • Shady

            When we grow up we will not be cute anymore ….that’s the truth and u should accept it

          • Pfft
            Not with that attitude

          • Shady

            Wat did u mean?

          • Butter Geek

            That actually many grown up people still enjoy cute stuff or just things they liked as kids. Telling them that that’s bad is just dumb.

          • Anyone can be cute regardless of age

          • Shady

            “Not with that attitude”……..which attitude?

          • The attitude that you can’t be cute forever

            If you have that attitude then you won’t be cute foreverr

          • Shady

            That’s funny but u know I can’t lough

    • Butter Geek

      I don’t mind Naganadel, but that cute gal would be better (even tho we already got a cute Poison gal in gen 7)

  • Pokémon but it’s like a dating simulator where you have to befriend the Pokémon for them to join your team

    It’s not like a sexual thing

    It’s just like you gotta get to know what your sweet little Vulpix’s personality is ya know

  • Maple Seraphp

    “Cyrus is a serious Pokemon vill..”
    https://imgur.com/voxaU.png

    • Ultron

      Cyrus nose what’s up

      • Maple Seraphp

        Of course he does
        He passed villain school

    • EarthenWarrior

      but dem Mini-Noses are a godsend in a battle three remote controlled unites that can strike from multiple angles

      • Ultron

        Probopass should have megaskhans ability where its noses attack after it

      • Maple Seraphp

        Not even going to deny that

  • Ultron

    Anyone want to help me with a strategy for Totem Lurantis in my wonderlocke? The best bet I have is Flechinder, but it’s frail and it’s a pretty integral member of my team so I don’t want to lose it.
    -Miltank
    -Boldore
    -Flechinder
    -Brionne
    -Grovyle
    -Axew

    I was thinking start the battle out with a fire z move from Flechinder but then switch when it summons Kecleon since it has ancient power. Maybe move tutor fire punch onto Miltank? Basically only it and Axew are the only other pokemon I can use.

    • Ultron

      I guess a more important question is if the support pokemon (in this case, Kecleon and Comfey) will always use sunny day first? Because if they do then I could afford to keep Flechinder in another turn and hopefully 2HKO that Lurantis

    • Idk dude I think you’re fucked

      Give up now lol

      no but fletchinder should d the job. Just give it an x special right off the bat

      • Ultron

        Hell it knows flame charge tho. So x attack over fire z move?

    • EarthenWarrior

      Just start digging your grave

    • Monkeyfuzz

      You could use a Roto Boost if you have one. If Miltank can learn a Fighting move as well as Fire Punch then even better. Also Body Slam could help if it paralyses.

      • Ultron

        Yeah I’ve got brick break on it. I’m surprised how good it is so far honestly

    • Don’t give up bud, but I have to say your in a tough spot

      I honestly say yeah move tutor Fire Punch to Miltank

      • Ultron

        I def will

  • Stupid Photoshop wants me to pay $20-30 to get it so I can make a lets play Pokémon layout…

    Hell no! I don’t got that kind of money to spend online!

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Can’t you do the trial of creative cloud? Unless you’ve already done that you should be able to do that without having to pay. That said $20 isn’t too bad considering you’ll be able to play around with Photoshop for about a month and see if you like it.

      • I didn’t see anything called creative cloud, but I can keep looking

        Also do I just need to make it and then turn it into an image and save it? If so then I’ll just use my school which has photoshop and save the image

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          Creative cloud is their all encompassing set of programs. So you’d get access to everything including PS, After Effects, and premiere. As well as many others. They should have a trial button on their website. I’d say type in the key words “adobe trial” into google and see what it gives you

          • Found it! thanks Man!

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            No prob. I think once you download the CC app or whatever you can choose which programs you want to try. that way you don’t burn them all off at once, but I’m not sure.

    • Photoshop is super high quality and the best photo editing software out there but sure whatever everything should be free

    • Daedardus

      It’s professional software that’s the best in its class period, continuously supported and used worldwide by millions of users. The license is a steal if you need the program actually, versions of PS used to cost upwards of $1000.

      • Daedardus

        If you look for something free thats decent to good, check out GIMP for photo editing, Inkscape for vector drawing and Blender for rendering purposes of 3D objects.

      • Happy I don’t have to spend $1000 🙂

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          I pay around $54 I think a month for all of CC. It’s not a terrible deal. As a student you may actually get it at a much cheaper price if you so choose to continue using it.

  • Daedardus
    • I am

      That’s awesome

      • Vanessa

        Go-o-gle is paying $97 p-e-r hour,w-i-th weekly payouts.You c-a-n also avail this.On tuesday I got a brand new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $11752 this last four we-e-ks..with-out any doubt i-t-‘s the most-comfortable job I have ever done .. It soun-d-s unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it!se473v:> http://GoogleTeamBusinessTechJobsOpportunities/easy/jobs ♥x♥♥q♥♥♥x♥♥z♥♥s♥f♥♥e♥g♥♥w♥♥♥n♥r♥♥♥l♥j♥♥♥v♥♥j♥♥y♥p♥♥h♥r♥♥d♥♥♥w♥♥q♥♥n♥u♥♥♥w:::::!ce341x:lweiy

    • InfinityD4

      Now make Higher Order Versions of it!

    • Shady

      I can call it Necrozma lamp

  • Worn out, tired and on the verge of madness. I survived Charge Stone Cave with Boinky barely living it out so team update to celebrate
    Pignite lvl.34
    Simisage lvl.32
    Palpitoad lvl.30
    Vanillite lvl.30

    Soon to be: Elgyem

  • Josh Omega

    Just ordered my first wwe shirt since last year since it was on sale! Can’t wait till get it! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/569c6304f5dba825aeb8cbf18896bef80d1615b347b0693938d9b63be2e3800d.jpg

  • ShinyXatu

    I’m very curious about these supposed Switch accessories aimed toward attracting the “casual audience” if they’re revealed this Thursday. It all seems so bizarre and out of place, considering that we don’t have any big first-party announcements yet this year, but I’m sure Nintendo has their reasons. I’m thinking this video, whatever form it will take, might show a few seconds of footage of games that are coming out this year and next to be revealed in full at a later date (maybe Animal Crossing, probably new IPs, who knows?) I go back to school next Monday, which I’m having trouble believing…I’ve never felt so unprepared in my life…but I’m happy all of this is happening before then!

  • Ultron

    Fletchinder destroyed Lurantis because luckily flame body activated second turn. Kecleon was a pain though.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Cute Elgyem.

  • EarthenWarrior

    Well I didn’t think I would happen a second time but I think I have a new lady friend who’s into me

    • Govatoo

      theres a new article too!

    • That’s good Man! I hope you get her 🙂

  • Vanessa

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  • Santa

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