THESE HAVE NOW BEEN DEBUNKED AS FAKE! The artist has been found. Now you can let us know if you’re RELIEVED or DISAPPOINTED by the news. We’re still leaving the post up in its original form for continued discussion.

A post, apparently made on a Chinese forum, included three photographs of what purport to be the starting Pokémon for the next game. As with all rumor posts we advise you not to treat these as real until officially confirmed.

We’re remaining very suspicious until there’s any other outside corroboration to their authenticity. Because of the situation with Gen VII’s leaked final evolutions some artists may just be wanting to get our hopes up early this time. We encourage users to treat these as FAKE until there’s any more evidence! The Japanese does not seem quite up to par.

If you’re interested though, here are the final typings that were mentioned alone with the photos:

  • Grass-line ultimately becomes Grass/Electric-type
  • Fire-line ultimately becomes Fire/Steel-type
  • Water-line remains pure Water-type

Hopefully we’ll learn the truth about these in the coming weeks!

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  • Golden_Flygon

    Love all three of these Pokémon, especially the bear cub

  • These look very weird. Don’t even resemble the usual fakemons.
    Pass. . .

  • Daedardus

    Too good to be real, so it’s all fake.

  • IzzyZX

    The pony and the bear ok, but what abomination is that other Pokemon?

    • Tyler TheWeeb

      Its a cute Lil bug thing but isn’t bug or ghost so I’m sad

      • IzzyZX

        it reminds me of Hollow Knight lol

    • Xiao Long For?

      It’s a coral

      • IzzyZX

        looks like a Hollow Knight enemy lol

    • Daedardus

      It’s a Snover fused with another Pokémon I can’t remember the name of.

  • PJ

    fake and gay

    • Xiao Long For?

      Those are the next versions!?

    • Daedardus

      Stop these homophobic slurs, don’t you know the site owner is gay?

    • Shady

      Gake and Fay

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    Given that the Japanese on the sheets is not written quite right why even bother posting about this as if it could be real? The art is incredible tho. According to my source when the real starters they’ll feel more like the gen 5 starters. At least that’s what they’ve been told

    • Xiao Long For?

      I mean people gave you reasons last article but okay

      And its also because leaks beat having nothing lol

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        I’m still not buying it. I’m not usually one to be overly skeptical, but in this case I’m not feeling it. I hope I’m wrong because I really like them, but even if mistakes happen I find unrealistic that GF would be unprofessional just because they don’t want to fix the the text. Not trying to be jerk……and you’re right I guess having something to talk about is better than nothing. Just trying to keep myself from being let down

    • Rockcrawdaunt

      Literally they said think of these as fake. Y’all are the reason they have to keep putting those disclaimers

      • Xiao Long For?

        Everyone here’s willing to admit they’re probably fake, we just want to hold onto it because it actually brings convo.

        • Rockcrawdaunt

          Oh so do i! I’m just saying the whole “why did you even make an article” is annoying because what’s wrong with speculation?

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Give them to me

  • Xiao Long For?

    http://www.strawpoll.me/14974372/r

    We did a strawpoll for them last article but because this article is about them guess a new one would fit here

  • joker901

  • temporario23

    Most likely fake… which is good cause they’re all trash designs.

  • Monkeyfuzz

    These were mostly discussed to quite some extent in the previous article. They are almost certainly fake, I still like the Bear and Coral though.

  • Shady

    Oh shiiit I want this to be real for some reason.

    • joker901

      Probably it’s just because we want something to discuss. Cause we have had just nothing for months and this is frustrating..

      • Shady

        I have my reason ……..but the evolution of those concept will be amazing if they have done by GF …..ur video didn’t debunk this by 100% though.

        • joker901

          It’s not my video but, anyway, I’m pretty confident they’re fake. She has contact with the chinese leaker somehow…Also, you would put three of the most wanted pokemon of gen VIII on the wall where anyone can see them passing by?

          • Shady

            I didn’t say those real either ……I was the video that u posted

          • Rockcrawdaunt

            I mean, if you’re hired by the company, you’re gonna see a lot and be entrusted to keep things secret.

  • MK126

    The water fakemon looks like a water version of Phantump so to me it should become Water/Ghost. The fire pony looks like Keldeo and the grass cub i must has!

  • ShinyXatu

    Thanks for the article PJ! I wasn’t aware that they originated on a Chinese forum, can anyone confirm this? Unless you’re referring to 4chan, which I don’t think you are.

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    If these do in fact turn out real and it is just becasue GF was lazy in fixing their grammar I’ll be flabbergasted. It’s an easy fix so idk why they’d go through all the trouble of hanging them up without fixing it first. The text is just as important as it’s meant to describe what is going on and what details the designers should be focusing on.

  • Josh Omega

    Love these starters. Not sure which I would pick if they somehow turned out real. That said I refuse to say they are real/fake. Last time I joined a fake camp the alola starter evos leaked out months in advance lol

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Funny enough I was also on team fake that time as well. I wasn’t as hard line back then because there wasn’t anything too glaringly wrong with them other than being blurry, but this time I’m pretty positive. I’ll e more than willing to eat my own words tho if the time comes and these are in fact the real deal.

      • Josh Omega

        One thing is for sure if these end in real the coral is way out of the left field lol that is something I would have never thought of for a starter even if it’s fake I have to give props to the creator! That said if they are fake I am so curious to see what the actual starters are!

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          Yeah the coral one is certainly an interesting design. If real it’ll definitely be a departure from the normal water starters. If they’re fake then we have one hell of an artist out there and I kind of hope they end up posting the mid and final stages of the lines too haha

          • Josh Omega

            Yeah I want to see the middle and final evos too if they turn out fake lol if real I would prefer to wait until I play the game! Hopefully we know for sure in next few months!

  • zebstriker

    If these are real (which i kinda hope) I’m picking that water one for sure

  • Shady

    past present future concept??? …wat that suppose to mean?

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Basically what she’s saying is that the starters will be based on those 3 concepts of time. The part she’s not sure about is whether they line up directly with those typings or not. The theme is correct, but not necessarily the order. Also it’s hard to know what it means without actually seeing them or any part of the game. It could be story related or it could be specifically what the starters look like that’s related to the them. It’s hard to know.

      • Shady

        I mean how u can reflect this concept on starters?

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          Like I said it’s hard to say without seeing them. Unlike the starters of SM and XY for example where they’re based off of physical concepts this time it’s not as easy.

  • Ithsme?

    Wow, I’m more shocked at the response to these than the leaks themselves. Honestly, I kinda thought everyone would be against these, but they seem to be popular. For me, I hope they’re fake because the bear is the only appealing one to me.

    • Ithsme?

      I noticed something else- the thing that makes them look the most real to me is the bear’s hear design. That seems like a very Pokemon thing to do, but the typing doesn’t really fit.

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    If these turn out fake I swear to god if everyone ruins the reveal of the actual ones by complaining about them and comparing them to these I’ll be pissed……You can like these (I acutely love them), but if they’re fake that shouldn’t start the storm of people saying the real ones aren’t good……

    • Monkeyfuzz

      They will and you know it. People did it for the last ones and especially for Kalos starter evos. Personally I may well compare them but I won’t be complaining about it much if at all knowing it won’t change anything.

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        *sigh*…..I know they will…..guess I’ll just have to grin and bear it….

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Well you can try to ignore it, it’s unfortunately what always happens. It won’t be just with these though it’ll be with other fakemon and ‘leaks’ as well. Then there’ll be the ‘but I wanted this…’ but really you can’t blame people for those.

    • Josh Omega

      They will sadly. People got their hopes up with fan made evos of fennekin and litten in particular and complained when the actual evos were revealed because it didn’t go the way the fan made ones went.

    • Xiao Long For?

      Of course it’ll happen. It happens every time quality fakes come out.

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Just watched and skipped through a video that perfectly shows the issue with making YT videos 10 minutes because they now have to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maYuc_Pv05E

  • Deerlia

    I am really sad deers, my grandpa might be dying…

    • EarthenWarrior

      My condolences
      I’m out of grandparents so pardon my bluntness

      • Deerlia

        Goodness, you make it sound like your grandparents were gunned down or something, but i appreciate your input.

        • EarthenWarrior

          They died when I was fairly young

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Geez……sorry about that….It’s hard to lose a loved one Hopefully he lived a long and full life. Death is a part of life and everyone experiences loss of loved ones. I lost my grandpa a number of years back so I know it can be tough. You”re not alone so don’t ever stay away if you need to talk. There’s always someone on hear that’ll talk things through with you and hear you out.

      • Deerlia

        Well, he is in his 90s, my mom said he’s not been responding as is, when he was younger, and i was a yound doe, he used to love to play with me, and do stuff together with me and grandma…

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          Yeah that’s a long life. I don’t think either of my grandpas lived to be 90. At least not one of them I know for sure. I’m sure he’ll just be happy knowing you’re thinking about him.

    • Josh Omega

      So sorry to hear that. Just remember the ones we love never really leave us. They will always be with us as long as we remember them

    • Shady

      Hug………….

      • Deerlia

        Hug~

    • Golden_Flygon

      I’m so sorry to hear about that ):

      • Deerlia

        Thank you.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Sorry to hear that, I know it is hard, if you need to maybe consider grief counselling, it isn’t a sign of weakness and may help give you the tools you need in times ahead.

      • Deerlia

        I can’t afford that, deer…

        • Monkeyfuzz

          Hm, well maybe search for things online, there are likely charities that could help, and of course there’s always talking to people here or others you feel comfortable with if you feel that’ll help. Don’t be afraid to try to talk to others, even if it’s just sharing memories with your family it may well help.

  • UnburdenedLegume
    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      I think them leaving it at that is very telling. It basically says that they are still trying to get it out this year, but if it misses its mark then so be it. They don’t want to mislead their investors so if it was meant to come out next year in general they’d just be straight forward with them. I’m still pretty positive that December will be the month. It makes the most sense with everything we’eve seen and heard. Plus the “2018 or later” part could indicate that they know that if the game is delayed just one month that it’ll have to come out in 2019 making it technically not a 2018 release. It just makes too much sense.

      • joker901

        I think it’s quite safe to predict that the game will come out between November 2018 and April 2019. The fiscal year of Nintendo goes from April to April, they have 20 milions switch to sell until April and I’m quite positive that the game will not be released after that month, cause, let’s be honest, only pokemon can make them reach that numbers, not metroid not anything else.

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          Yeah I can agree with that. There’s no way they’ll stretch gen 7 to fall of next year. Even summer would be pushing it

    • joker901

      Imo this means two things:
      1) Pokemon is going to come out next year but Nintendo keeps listing it 2018 or later so people may think it will come out this year and buy the switch for it.
      2) They are really trying to have the game finished for 2018.

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        Likely number 2. This is from their investors meetings. They may keep us in the dark and tease in general ways, but investors need to know these things. If they lie to investors they risk losing money and support.

        • UnburdenedLegume

          Ties in with that Reddit leak from two months ago which said Nintendo are pushing GF for a 2018 release.

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            Yup and since new rumors are backing up that guys claim about Bandai Namco helping with the production of Metroid Prime 4 that adds a new layer of credibility to his claims of the Pokemon Switch game coming this year

          • joker901

            Imo Nintendo cannot really push them to do it. What’s important here is to believe or not that the games were started in march 2017. I mean they may not want to say that but it’s clear that masuda left s/m and sequels to Ohmori to start the Switch project. Pokemon on switch has being developped for at least two years now imo. When the game was announced at E3 they also revealed that game would have been released in a year or something more, if they had just started it I don’t think they could have said that..The fact is that not even Nintendo was expecting the Switch to sell so well so I think it’s more safe to say that they are hoping GF will finish the game as soon as possible.

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Pokemon is a Nintendo property so why cant they force them?

          • joker901

            It’s not their property. They are affiliates, which does not mean they can force them…

    • Shady

      Someone need to show Joe these starters ….I don’t think he is courage enough to answer that HAHAHA.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        He’s seen them and commented.

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        He’s already commented on them……….

        • Shady

          Where? …wat did he say?

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            He doesn’t think they’re real. He has a separate twitter account for his personal use.

          • Shady

            He would be in bad situation if those r real ….they still teasing him cuz wat he said about final Alola starters.

          • joker901

            On this side I think there’s too much hate against him…He is just a normal person who does not know things before they are revealed like all of us. He just said what he thought on his personal account not mentioning anything on its site so I think all this pressure on him is just stupid. Makes him in the position not to talk at all about stuff on which I would actually like to know what he thinks…

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Joe’s problem is that he doesnt like leaks unless he is the one providing them

      • Deerlia

        Sere-Beet makes you stronk!

      • joker901

        He already “said” they are fake cause the japanese grammar is messed up. He took the risk again apparently XD

      • Josh Omega

        Oh he already talked about it and instantly jumped on the fake train saying water isn’t marketable and told youtubers not to cover them lol

  • Dicie

    I was very excited clicking on this article, and I’m not disappointed. I think, like the 7th Gen final evos, these will turn out to be real. Something tells me that this is too good to be faked, but the “off” Japanese may turn out to be the biggest hole in this theory. Time will tell!

    • Josh Omega

      Funny thing is when the final evos leaked in gen 7 people pointed out inconsistencies in the Japanese and look how that turned out lol exactly why I am not for sure calling these real/fake

    • ShinyXatu

      The bear on its own is just so smart and so Game Freak. Now that I’ve seen it I can’t stop thinking about it because it’s just so cool. The same goes for the horse if the flint concept is true…maybe a bit less for the coral but it looks like it can grow its antennae back which could be funny. All in all, these designs are based around thought-out gimmicks rather than the designs themselves.

      • Josh Omega

        That’s the main thing I am thinking. They all seem like something gamefreak would do! Would love it if they turned out real

      • joker901

        I just got that the spots on the bear face are made that way so at dark when they glow it looks like a scary face. Now that cave thing has a sense for me too… XD

  • joker901

    Can I say something? Why on earth should always be the water starter to take the freak spot? I mean, they have always had great evolutions but the first stage is always considered a freak at the beginning. Oshawott was just hated, Froakie was weird, Popplio was dumb…Now this, which is cool like the other water starters imo but you can barely understand what it is at first glance,,,

    • Ultron

      I wouldn’t say Oshawott was hated. The original official artwork was just off

  • Terrible_Tyrant

    Weren’t the creative designs for the Alola starters inspired by movement? Each of these “new” starters seem to have a very expressive face, which would give them all an overlaying theme of “expression.” I feel like that gives them some validity 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • UnburdenedLegume

      ”Inspired by movement” which is pretty ironic because the Alola starters are among the slowest mons in existence

      • joker901

        It’s the entire Alola Dex who is inspired by movement then…

  • belmad

    Fire starter looks like a real joke, please. I don’t like grotesque designs like that. It’s too cartoonized.

    Grass starter is somewhat interesting, I hope it does not turn into something absurd as Chesnaught. Before, I would think that Nah, starter becoming Electric is too much. But after one starter having ghost type, I don’t think they have limits on that.

    I’m mostly curious about Water starter. It is really interesting.

    • belmad

      The only thing fishy about this is CONFIDENTIAL mark down.

    • joker901

      the spots on the bear face are made that way so at dark when they glow it looks like a scary face. The cave thing means this…Electric is quite obvious

    • Shady

      I think the grass starter will be dark, water one might be ghost …..I like the fire one though

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Snowy will learn Aurora Veil ahhhhhhhhhh please give us Nintetales soon & make Lillie the top 1 female travel companion https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93cc547d65ab18a01fe0cf21a8ca292e4e143629f303e80bc4dd1b6392e71035.jpg

  • Shady

    Good Night

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    Switch Online is coming in September.

  • belmad
    • Josh Omega

      I remember when that happened lol

      • belmad

        OMG, it’s so iconic.

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      That’s a matter of design tho. The problems with the new “leaks” isn’t the design of the Pokemon, but the shoddy Japanese used on the sheets. If someone at GF really drew them then they’d be fluent in Japanese and wouldn’t make such mistakes.

      • belmad

        I don’t know about this. Can you elaborate?

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          So the thing you posted about the gen 5 starters: people said they were fake because they looked too similar to old Pokemon right? (obviously a dumb argument lol) The problem with the new “leak” isn’t the designs it’s the Japanese written on the sheets. People that can read Japanese are saying there are multiple grammatical errors on each sheet. Errors that a person fluent in Japanese wouldn’t make. Also if you look closely the picture frame is in the same spot in each picture meaning that the person wasn’t just taking a pic of them as they were on the wall, but was actually taking the frame off the wall and replacing it. The art is super solid, but the fact the Japanese isn’t is really a red flag.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      I would instantly believe this if it didnt came from Trollchan

      • Josh Omega

        To be fair the alola starter evos leaked there as well. That said if these are fake whoever designed them deserve props for how good they are

  • Shady
    • ShinyXatu

      NOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Josh Omega

      Well crap lol can’t wait to see the real starters still

      • Josh Omega

        Than again now that I think about it someone did the same thing with the alola starter evos…..I have no idea what to think lol we shall see I suppose when the starters do get revealed. If they are fake they are fake if they are real they are real

    • Rockcrawdaunt

      Um pretty sure hey just added those to their deviantart…

      • Shady

        Do u think this’s real?

        • Rockcrawdaunt

          Idk but I’m pretty sure that person just recolored those pictures and added them trying to debunk them.

  • ShinyXatu

    Nintendo Switch Online in September. Now, I wonder what game could possibly launch alongside it…Smash Bros perhaps?
    https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/958872936257019904

    • Ultron

      Gotta be something otherwise why get it? Mario Kart and Splatoon? Good games, but they’ll be dated at that point.

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  • ShinyXatu

    Whoa, they just announced Mario Kart Tour coming to mobile before March 2019!

  • Shady
    • Rockcrawdaunt

      Yeah I’m pretty sure they were just recolored and added to their deviant art. The bear has three comments all from the last ten minutes.

    • ShinyXatu

      Wait, why are the eyes blue on this one? Something doesn’t add up.

      • Shady

        Yeah it looks better in this one.

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        I think Rockcrawdaunt is right. It’s probably someone that took the art from the “leak” and redrew them.

        • Shady

          I don’t think this’s the case the other pictures doesn’t show the true colors due to the lighting

      • Dicie

        The color schemes are different on all the starters…

        • Shady

          I think they just looks darker at first pictures

          • joker901

            These are from deviantart. Some artist took the original and made these ones. We don’t know if the colours are accurate. We don’t even know if these are real so whatever…

    • Josh Omega

      Honestly I am not taking this as proof of them being fake. Remembered someone in 2016 came out and said they created the gen 7 starter evos before they were officially revealed. Could be the same situation for all we know

    • joker901

      This thing looks so stupid and it’s nose looks like a big fist, and talking about a fire starter, this is always scary

    • belmad

      If it was real, it would go bipedal in third stage, resulting in humanoid horse creature. That’s how GF works nowadays.

  • ShinyXatu

    The Super Mario movie was just formally announced by Nintendo, being produced by………….ILLUMINATION!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Shame they suck.

    • Ultron

      Wow, that sucks. They make mediocre movies. I would’ve begged Disney to do it if I was Nintendo.

      • ShinyXatu
        • Ultron

          Probably won’t be anything special now. Their best movie is Despicable me 2

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I hated that.

          • Ultron

            Still their best

          • Monkeyfuzz

            That’s unfortunate.

          • Ultron

            Yep…though the best thing to come out of their entire studio is Tori Kelly’s cover of “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I stopped seeing their movies after Minions, it was their last chance after DM2 for me and whilst it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever seen it wasn’t enough to regain my interest in them.

          • Ultron

            Oh, don’t get me wrong, I haven’t seen Sing, but I’m a fan of hers and naturally she slayed her tracks from the movie. Minions was bad though.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It was. I’ve only seen DM 1+2 and Minions from them I think, and that’s enough. I dislike their style and the movies just aren’t very good. I’ll get a few laughs out of DM 1 and Minions, but not many. This could be done by Disney since they are doing Wreck-it-Ralph.

          • ShinyXatu

            I think The Lorax is this only one which was even remotely good. The original Despicable Me was also funny.

          • Ultron

            Dear god I hate the lorax. That further cements how much this will suck

    • EarthenWarrior

      well it had a good run

      • Ultron

        Dead before it even began

        • EarthenWarrior

          just like my social life

  • Ultron

    Idk if the Bears gimmick with the scary face is plausible for a starter. It only works in the dark so it would be quite a situational defense mechanism especially to market through the anime or merchandise. It kinda strikes me as odd the more I think about it.

  • Shady

    Freaking tied but can’t sleep I need to know if those starters r real or not?

  • Dicie

    I don’t believe the DeviantArt page is the original source of the starter leaks. The color difference is the biggest giveaway…

    • ShinyXatu

      That’s a pretty bold thing to claim though, I think if it was 99% fake before, it’s now 99.9999% fake.

      • belmad

        I think it is 99.999999999% fake

  • Mario

    Starter Pokemon’s VA seems to be confirmed?
    -the Grass pokemon like Racoons will be voiced by Shizuka Ishigami
    -the Fire pokemon like Horse will be voiced by Mutsumi Tamura
    -the Water pokemon like alien will be voiced by Ayahi Takagaki, Not Ryuichi kijima. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/00117a3437f243c94e61d6ad27f403b7d93ed34fd0ff9b6d86ab337941e9c3fe.jpg

    • ShinyXatu

      Mario, you need to explain yourself or Bowser will kidnap the princess!

    • Dicie

      I think we got it the first time lmao

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Why’d the last one change?

  • EarthenWarrior

    ughhhhh another defeat via Venusaur and Weezing…….i swear Poison shouldn’t be a problem but that stupid mega and floating gashole carry the whole team

  • ShinyXatu

    This is clearly light blue, and the picture on the leak was clearly gray. Even light changes and stuff like that wouldn’t make such a drastic change. I’m so confused right now.
    http://i.4cdn.org/vp/1517448977488.png

    • Shady

      Urrrrrrrrrrrrgh

    • Ultron

      The more that’s “released” about these, the more fake they seem to me….plus they haven’t redacted these images yet.

  • Josh Omega

    https://marix20.deviantart.com/journal/Pokemon-Gen-8-starter-leaks-728538884 So earlier the person who claims he made the starters was discussing if they were real or not. Something doesn’t add up here

    • joker901

      He/she didn’t create them, just made art from the original concepts. It happens quite often on deviantart. They are fake but not for this reason…

      • Josh Omega

        I am still waiting before I pass them off as fake for sure. Mainly because of what happened with the gen 7 starter evos.

      • joker901

        Forget it. He admitted he created them…

    • Shady

      The grass one should be dark….and water on should be ghost or rock

  • Schlong Shrub Seraph

    So they’re fake? FUuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    • Josh Omega

      We don’t know for sure yet. When the starters evos leaked out in gen 7 someone eventually came out on deciantart claiming that they made them. Could be same situation here

      • Schlong Shrub Seraph

        I hope..

  • The Dazzling Rad Scientist

    Long time no see! Anyways, if these are real I’m definitely choosing Fire!

  • Monkeyfuzz
    • Sasha Nekosune

      i don’t really think another pure water starter would be a good idea, as we have had 3 already, blastoise, feraligatr, and samurott. i would say 3 should be the limit for starter type combinations. at least for a while.

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I think there was a chance the types were from elsewhere but I can’t remember. Anyway if you look through this artists gallery I think it confirms he made them.

    • Kuppo

      I mean, something happened similarly with the Real Alola leaks and the coloration is off so it’s hard to say for sure

  • Schlong Shrub Seraph

    Real talk we’re gonna get a fuckin direct. Doesn’t it seem weird nintendo is tweeting so much?

    • Ultron

      “Animal Crossing Direct announced for tomorrow, February 1 at 6pm EST”

      • Rockcrawdaunt

        Wait really or?

      • Schlong Shrub Seraph

        It’ll be a nintendo direct if anything

        • EarthenWarrior

          It could be a direct of Aonuma latest colonoscopy

      • Rockcrawdaunt

        Don’t be makin stuff up now… we’re dealing with a lot of leaks and info right now.

        • Ultron

          Sorry I figured it would be obvious since I’d totally be way more excited D:

    • Josh Omega

      Hopefully soon. Doubt it would mention Pokémon but you never know

      • Schlong Shrub Seraph

        Pokken Blastoise gameplay

        • Josh Omega

          That would probably be it sadly lol I just want a mention of the switch games that’s it. Hopefully zenora is revealed soon so people can stop screaming it’s too early for new Pokémon

    • Kuppo

      No

      But I want one pls, this year seems empty as f and we need a direct to fix that

  • Shady
    • Josh Omega

      A politician saying something. Yeah I wouldn’t believe it lol

  • joker901

    “Original image by me”. The starters are fake, created by this guy:

    https://marix20.deviantart.com/art/Fake-Grass-Stater-728585182

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    In the Mareep episode of Johto journey the little girl that owns the Mareep calls Swift “Speed Star” hahaha

    • EarthenWarrior

      i think that girl is voiced by the woman who voiced Tiff from Kirby RBAY

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        I would imagine a lot of people were on both shows. They were both 4Kids dubs

        • EarthenWarrior

          troo

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Just found out Swift is called Speed Star in japan so that’s actually very interesting

    • EarthenWarrior

      there’s one episode of BW’s Dub where Ash calls Razor Shell Shell Blade its japanese name

  • ShinyXatu

    Why doesn’t Nintendo use situations like this as a platform to announce the next big Nintendo Direct? That would put so many people at ease – fans, investors – and they can just remind people later on instead of tweeting out ONE OR TWO DAYS beforehand making people obsess constantly over it. The Direct Mini made sense because of its whole “wow you didn’t see it coming!” gimmick, but now that the next big Direct is what we’re waiting for, that excuse is null and void. It really kind of makes me mad.

  • EarthenWarrior

    I have wasted 3 whole days on this stupid thing…….i can’t take it much longer…….

    • EarthenWarrior

    • Fam take a break if ya gotta. You don’t have to

      • EarthenWarrior

        You fail to understand my sense of determination
        I can’t stop it’s all I know now… I’ve been doing god knows how many SRs probably hitting like 300 a day and I just can’t stop…

        I just want the stupid thing and give it to you for a Shiny wimpod and possibly clone it so I could have one myself as a trophy

        • Luigi301

          not that its any of my business, but why would you give away such a shiny? i personally dont care for shinies but from what i read online, shiny celebi is only hunted legitimately in crystal vc. seems like a lot of effort for a shiny wimpod… a shiny that is a lot more easily obtained now with increased shiny rates from 1) shiny charm 2) masuda method

  • Golden Govnah

    I love how the source used to be someone from this site.

  • TheGentlemanMonster6893

    Ugh!!!!!!! Just had a shiny Registeel struggle it’self to death………….

    • Golden Govnah

      put it on a shirt

    • EarthenWarrior

      Meh I hated that turquoise color anyway good riddance

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        Ya’ll suck no support at all lol

        • Golden Govnah

          but put it on a shirt?

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            How is that support……?

          • Golden Govnah

            “support Monster 2018” is what it says

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            *sigh*….fine…….

        • EarthenWarrior

          Nobody ever supports me

    • Ultron

      Omg that sucks. Were you not counting its PP?

      • TheGentlemanMonster6893

        Didn’t matter. Balls just wouldn’t catch it

    • Gamer Dragon07

      A tip for the next shiny legendary battle, try to get a phantump or eggxecute with harvest as its ability and have it know Skill Swap and Bestow. Make it hold a Leppa berry then in battle, swap abilities with your target then toss the leppa berry. That way, when your target runs out of pp, it will consume the berry and harvest ability will recycle the berry over and over again. That way, you won’t have to worry about the shiny struggling itself to death. This tactic is also useful in SOS chaining

    • Sorry about that friend 🙁

      I want to shiny hunt, but I ain’t a fan of tedious work

  • Josh Omega

    Well I just made it to the elite four in blaze black! About to take them on! Hope to have a team update once I finish main story!

  • Josh Omega

    Just finished blaze black! Really enjoyed it and I must say emboar is so much better as a fire/ground type! May start blaze black 2 this weekend. I am thinking I will use snivy right now not sure https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9e18344a9005112b7879b5a7006e84002e858e433a7f46bd240645615edce6e1.jpg

  • Rockcrawdaunt

    I think that nintendo’s flurry of tweets is a sign we’re going to get more news about these things. Direct anyone?

    • Josh Omega

      I really hope they announce one soon. I want more news Nintendo lol

  • Mario

    Rumor : Pokemon Switch Voice actors for Pokemon or trainer?
    -Natsumi Fujiwara
    -Shinnosuke Ogami
    -Saori Onishi
    -Rie Takahashi
    -Yuichirou Umehara
    -Volcano Outha
    -Kōichi Souma
    -Makoto Kaneko
    -Kazuhiro Yamaji (He will be voices for Legendary Pokemon or Villain)
    -Hiroshi Iwasaki
    -Ryossuke Kanemoto
    -Sora Amamiya (Probably, She will be voices for Rival)

  • Kuppo

    Well I’m starting to believe that these are a fake after noticing that the grammar is quite awful lol.

    But eh, I have to admit they are one of the best leaks I’ve seen so far.

  • Luigi301

    Joe says that the artists revealed themselves. the pokemon are fake. good i want a fire electric not a grass electric starter

  • Butter Geek

    I hope Whoever designed these makes a whole Pokedex, these are the best fakemon starters I’ve ever seen (except the horse one) (and I’ll be kinda annoyed by the Bear becoming Electric)

  • Jackattack72

    I like the grass one! Fire follows the cycle of zodiac animals! Water is….interesting

    • Butter Geek

      Confirmed fake

      • Jackattack72

        I figured as much lol! Thanks for the heads up though 😉 I am betting on Fire Rabbit this next gen

  • Butter Geek

    I wanna change some of the names of my fakemon
    The Grass starter Leaffur I’ll change to Cubor (or Cubbor) (Cub + Bor (old Polish word for Forest)
    The Poison/Fairy two stager Macurie and Radolonium I’ll change to Polarie and Curadium (Polonium + Marie) (Curie + Cure + Radium)
    I think I’ll change Areoflight to Areawk (Areodynamics + Hawk)

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Aerawk, just need to move the e before the r.

  • Zoruart

    I have to agree to say that these are very well designed. But the thing that immediately jumps out to me is that these starters do not look that good toGETHer – all past generations have had some sort of cohesiveness with their starters. I know these are fake – just something that I realised

  • lukas

    Too bad they’re fake, i really like the water one 🙁

    • TheReece25

      Nooooo… Me no like

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  • UnburdenedLegume

    Rowlet and Popplio dont seem to be evolving anytime soon, just Litten. And notice how Poipole is hugely featured on all three the boxes? Definitely the star of this new arc https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ddec0e63f4cad7b633c95033477b4f92cb88bf1230ae51bd09eb17b1a55dc27.jpg

    • Schlong Shrub Seraph

      Kukui has an incineroar interestingly enough

      • EarthenWarrior

        ???

        • Schlong Shrub Seraph

          Apparently it was leaked the Masked Royale and his mysterious identity has an Incineroar

      • Xiao Long For?

        Let’s just hope Torracat doesn’t evolve in an episode with two other Incineroar there

    • TheReece25

      Or Ash catches his own Popplio.. hmm

  • EarthenWarrior

    O__0 that poor Snorlax
    https://youtu.be/LGFv4QYuxfE

    • I guess you could say they’re 5 kids with attitude.

    • Sunniera 2.0

      Ok. I haven’t been keeping up in the show, but who thought it was a good idea to throw a bunch of kids in spandex against unknown lifeforms from other dimensions. This even sounds bad on paper.

      • That’s literally the concept of Power Rangers except for the “other dimension” thing (most of the time)

        • TheReece25

          xD

      • Josh Omega

        Probably a floating head in a tube…..wait wrong show

  • EarthenWarrior

    STILL NO STUPID SHINY CELEBI


  • I’m so going for Ephraim


  • This never ceases to make me laugh

  • Genki

    Geographically speaking if the new region is going to be based off of Spain or Italy these starters would definitely work. I believe these have been confirmed as fake, but who knows what the starters will be. Tenatively Nintendo seems to think that the game will be ready with 2018. I still think it could be pushed back to early 2019 if things don’t go as smoothly with development. The earliest I could see the game release is November and the latest would be February.

    • Josh Omega

      I am still not buying the deviantart artist claiming they made them. Not saying they are real but this same thing happened with the Alola starter evos. That said if they aren’t real I am very curious what the real starters will be like. Personally I can see a fire rabbit

      • Genki

        I now know that these are fake starters thanks to seeing the devianartist post on twitter. I still like the designs. I am not disappoint that they aren’t real, but stuff similar to them could still be very possible if the region is based off of Spain or Italy, since these things existed at some point of time in those countries. Cave bears could become a fossil if the rumor or the game being based off of one of those two countries. I think if the new game is coming out this year they should drop a trailer in the next two to three months. I like the idea of a fire rabbit. I really liked the coral fakemon, maybe they will eventually make another pokemon based off of coral. Corsola is one of my favorites pokemon so I approve of more coral pokemon. = )

  • TheReece25

    Omg… I Really hope Not!?!?!? O_o

    • Josh Omega

      What you talking about out of curiosity?

      • TheReece25

        These designs…. So Digimon.. Modern Digimon

        • Josh Omega

          Fair enough. Personally I loved them lol would have probably picked the grass starter since it stood out to me the most. I just hope that we see the actual gen 8 starters when they reveal the games.

    • TheReece25

      Oh they Are fake… I’m late. Good! 0=]

  • Josh Omega

    https://youtu.be/DjNQq0iXJYY Can I just say how hyped I am for this movie? Can’t wait to go see it! Hopefully day one!

    • As well as I

      • Josh Omega

        I am so excited! So much buildup to this! 10 years of buildup since Ironman! All I need to do is watch Antman and go see black panther and I will be caught up! Hopefully I am driving by May so I can go see it day one lol

    • how is this comment related to the article? 😉

      • Josh Omega

        It isn’t 🤣 just had to share my excitement :p

        • that’s what is the Chat for 😛

    • Ultron

      Super excited for Black Panther and Antman and the Wasp too

      • Josh Omega

        Same here! Still need to watch Antman. Have it recorded on my cable box so may watch this weekend

  • Monkeyfuzz

    First image from the Mario movie https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DU6gKmhU8AAZw7M.jpg

  • all of them were too cute and chibi-style to be true

  • EarthenWarrior

    Bored Fakemon time
    What is honestly left that I haven’t done yet…

    I needs ideas

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Have you looked into prehistoric stuff? There’s thousands of species alive today you can use as a basis too.

    • Butter Geek

      Do one based on Topielec, a slavic nature sprite that drowns people

      • EarthenWarrior

        That just screams Kappa to me

        • Butter Geek

          But it’s just an ugly Blue humanoid, females (called Rusałkas) looked very attractive and drowned men that they caught

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Sounds like Sirens/Mermaids tbh.

          • EarthenWarrior

            Hmmm a Siren could work
            I was also considering a gorgon too but I feel my dex is big enough clocking in around 157

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Make a second region.

          • EarthenWarrior

            Nooooooooo I don’t know if I can pull off another region’s worth of fakemons….

            But if I did my starters would be

            Grass Jungle Cat
            Fire Ox/Bull
            Water Gecko

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Depends what kind of region, if it’s like Kalos or Alola you aren’t adding as many as something like Unova.

      • Schlong Shrub Seraph

        Butter Slavic mention count: 1

        • Butter Geek

          If you started counting now then Yeah, but if you’re counting all ever it’ll be more like 27 928

  • ShinyXatu

    It’s February! I think January went a little…different…than we expected, with a Direct mini crammed with ports and Nintendo-brand cardboard assembly products, but it was fine for news all around. Here’s hoping this month gives us the main Direct we’ve been waiting for, as is rumored.

    • Wait wtf it’s February?

      Well then

      • EarthenWarrior

        Yeah time is moving faster than you realize

  • Butter Geek

    Cool Go commercial https://youtu.be/eMobkagZu64

    • Schlong Shrub Seraph

      THOSE MASQUERAIN SHOTS OH MY GOD THAT LOOKED SO GOOD HOLY HELL IM SCREAMING
      THIS TRAILER IS SERAPHBAIT CONFIRMED

  • I like them all except fire, but the fire design is still decent.
    The grass one seemed cool with the spoopy face design when in the dark.

    Kind of unfortunate that these are fake.

  • Daedardus

    Labo purchase vindicated! You’ll be able to program stuff yourself to make new cardboard things!

    https://kotaku.com/nintendo-labo-will-let-you-program-your-own-custom-robo-1822632217

  • Josh Omega

    New tmnt show designs. Personally I like the new art work! And I love how each turtle looks different. Can’t wait to see the new show!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1f4d1bf26434138453b8aa069a7ab328ed4df4dd09313a25e3ac527a715ef243.jpg

    • Butter Geek

      f*ck, I’m not that into Tmnt but this looks rad as frickin hell

      • Josh Omega

        First things I thought is I want figured of all the turtles lol mainly raph since he is and will always be my favorite

        • Butter Geek

          Also, a black April is cool!

          • Josh Omega

            Funny enough from what I have seen April was black in the original comics

    • Ultron

      Oh idk about this

      • Josh Omega

        And you are entitled to that opinion! I do remember though people said same thing about the 2012 series( myself included) and it ended up being great. Hopefully we get a trailer soon

        • Ultron

          I wasn’t really a fan of the designs on that show either. Loved how Splinter looked though. I never got around to actually watching it tho

    • Josh Omega

      One thing to note all the turtles are different species of turtles so that’s why they look so different from each other
      Raph- snapping turtle
      Mikey- box turtle
      Leo- red eared slider
      Donnie- soft shell turtle

      • Butter Geek

        Also they look like they have diffrent elemental powers, electricity, Blue Fire, red Ground power and… Head drone

        • Josh Omega

          Head drone lol that’s Donnie he’s the smart one. So basically he can build technology. That said I will reserve full judgement when I see the actual show. So far I love what I see!

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      What the hell why does Raph have tonfa and not Sai? Nope not a fan. The 3d model show from 2012 is already much better due to this.

      • Josh Omega

        That is the only thing I question. Will have to do around and see if there is an explanation for it

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          I bet it’s a dumb reason like they think tonfa are more approachable or something stupid. Also not a fan of the turtles have powers. Their only power needed is that they’re literally ninja turtles

          • Josh Omega

            https://www.google.com/amp/comicbook.com/tv-shows/amp/2018/02/01/rise-of-the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-art-revealed/ found link explaining everything pretty much. I am still excited. Didn’t know about the powers until now. They are probably changing it up because repeating the same thing over and over could get boring. As I said though I will reserve full judgement until I watch the show. I wrote off the 2012 series due to the art style but ended up loving it

          • TheGentlemanMonster6893

            The 2012 series was tops. Was very impressed with how they handles them in it.

          • Butter Geek

            Tbh it I think Tonfa is a much better Fir for a meathead character than any sharp weapon

          • Butter Geek

            *fit

      • Butter Geek

        So
        You’re giving up on a show
        Because they changed a weapon?
        So they can’t take any liberties?

        • TheGentlemanMonster6893

          I mean sure it’a hard line stance, but the weapons are just as much apart of the characters as their personalities. I prolly won’t watch, but it won’t be because of this. Likely because I don’t really watch Nickelodeon as there’s nothing there for me. Just saying it’s dumb to change things like this when the weapons are part of what make the so cool. I like tonfa, but Raph should have a pair of sai.

          • Josh Omega

            This will be the only thing apart from reruns I will watch on nick lol until we get a new season of power rangers that isn’t ninja steel that is

        • Josh Omega

          I can explain it. The turtles weapons have always stayed the same through out the show.
          Raph- 2 sai
          Leo- 2 katanas
          Donnie- bo staff
          Mikey- nunchucks
          It is quite interesting seeing them with different weapons I will admit but overall doesn’t bother me too much

    • Butter Geek

      The villain is voiced by John Cena… his first role that you actually can’t see him in

      • Schlong Shrub Seraph

        Hey something cool

    • This looks awful

      • Butter Geek

        Star when did you lose sight?

        • Schlong Shrub Seraph

          She never did, you never had it my dear

      • Josh Omega

        How did I know that would be your exact response lol that said you are entitled to your opinion. Personally I am still excited and love the new looks.

      • Deerlia

        I am normally optimistic about TMNT getting better and better, so… yeah, this seems like a step backwards.

        • Butter Geek

          Why do you think so?

          • Deerlia

            As an artist myself, i can give you 3 good reasons, deer:
            1. The style looks cheap and kind of a step backwards from a fully 3d with some 2d cartoony elements predecessor it had, it looks like they spent too much time trying to cartoonize it without developing looks people would be comfortable with, look around at all this backlash as is…
            2. When they make a new series, they always start fresh, that gets boring after awhile, it’s like superman, every reboot is a complete and total direction wipe, there’s no continuity…
            3. The 3d TMNT had likable anime styled antics and were clever with how they handled designs and story, did you even notice they brought into play the original TMNT almost seamlessly? They simply got the right idea, play the rules close to heart of TMNT, and pull the parts people love to life on TV. That’s all you need to do.

          • Butter Geek

            Well, I can see you got good arguments, tho I still find these very creative and just cool. I hope you at least give it a try when it comes out!

    • Deerlia

      Awww… i was just getting used to my 3d ninja turtles.,.. deeeeer…

      • Butter Geek

        That show ended in 2012 lol

        • Monkeyfuzz

          It began in 2012.

          • Deerlia

            either or… this screams less “cowabunga” than even the least popular versions…

          • Butter Geek

            Ohhhh

      • Josh Omega

        Yeah the show ended last year I think. The 2006 turtles are still my favorite

        • Deerlia

          Darn, was the the 4kids version?
          That one wasn’t bad, imo.

          • Josh Omega

            Wait 2003 not 2006. My bad. That’s the ones I grew up on. Was on fox box I believe

        • EarthenWarrior

          2012 for me

    • Monkeyfuzz
      • Josh Omega

        I am still excited for it lol

        • Monkeyfuzz

          It might turn out to be great but right now I do not like the look of it.

          • Josh Omega

            Hopefully we get a trailer soon to help people out. Even I am reserving full judgement for it. Right now I love the new looks

    • Schlong Shrub Seraph

      Not a fan of this at all… everything is so jagged… also those teeth…

      • Josh Omega

        You are entitled to your opinion! I am personally excited for it and plan to get figures of the turtles! Raph first of course

    • Kuppo

      Eh, I’m glad they’re taking liberties on a series rebooted to death but that many… they might even become indistinguishable from the old series and that a new original show altogether would be the better idea tbh

    • Luigi301

      the evolution of animated tv shows… or should i say devolution

  • Xiao Long For?

    So, do you guys expect any Pokemon news this month?

    I’m gonna guess Zeraora reveal

    • Deerlia

      Thinking either surprise reveal of zeraora and a new pokemon, or just Zeraora…

    • Josh Omega

      I definitely see a Zeraora reveal! Maybe hints at new Pokémon coming? Since I am expecting the switch game to be officially revealed in March

    • Kuppo

      The announcement for an announcement next month

  • Josh Omega

    Looks like I am in the minority when it comes to the new tmnt show lol whatever nothing new there 🤣 I loved the power rangers suits in the new movie, love the wwe spinner belt and incineroar among other things so nothing new for me I suppose lol

    • Butter Geek

      Maybe it’d be diffrent if I more into previous TMNT shows, but I’m excited for this show, these designs are just so colorful and awesome! Looks just as good as the Duck Tales reboot

      • Josh Omega

        Honestly that’s the main thing I notice about it besides the designs. It’s so colorful and full of life and I love that!

    • EarthenWarrior

      What tell me everything

      • Josh Omega
        • EarthenWarrior

          YIIIIICH I have instant dislike for this

          • Josh Omega

            Once again minority lol

          • Butter Geek

            I thought you’d like the Meathead design of Raphael

          • EarthenWarrior

            This isn’t the meathead I like

          • Xiao Long For?

            Just like he loves Boom Knuckles

          • EarthenWarrior

            Go #%$& yourself they absolutely ruined Knuckles beyond repair

          • Butter Geek

            But the show is funny

          • Schlong Shrub Seraph

            But the show is funny to look at*

            FTFY

          • EarthenWarrior

            …. you have exactly 12 seconds to retract your previous statement

          • Butter Geek

            First season was trash, but rn there are some really funny jokes in there (mainly social commentary/good 4th wall breaks)

          • EarthenWarrior

            That’s just low hanging fruit humor

          • Butter Geek

            Really? Social Commentary?

          • Kuppo

            It DOES have genuine funny moments a self aware moments, the only problem is that it’s based on a terrible videogame and a weak first season tbh

          • Kuppo

            I can forgive them for making him bulky, but making him so dumb? Blergh

          • EarthenWarrior

            That pisses me so much, Knuckles most defining personality traits are his stern unflinching stubbornness and fierce temper but the heart of a true warrior

            They could’ve made him the snarky older brother type who’s the butt of the joke but he’s angry about it, but this incarnation he’s just so god damn stupid and repetitive

        • Golden_Flygon

          At least it ain’t as bad as the live action versions

          • Josh Omega

            Which live action since there’s two live action versions. There’s the ones from the 80s which I absolutely love the first two then there is also the bay versions which were okay

          • Monkeyfuzz

            There’s 3 counting The Next Mutation.

          • Josh Omega

            I forgot about that one. I remember the cross over they did with power rangers in space lol

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Tbf it wasn’t very good.

          • Golden_Flygon

            Bay

  • Josh Omega

    Can I go ahead and ask for a crossover with the 2003 turtles? The 84 turtles got to cross over with 2003 and 2012. I want to see the turtles I grew up with react to the new ones. In particular Raph finding out this Raph is leader lol

    • Butter Geek

      Isn’t it that like canonically all the diffrent versions are alternate universes? I think making a crossover is easy at that point lol

      • Josh Omega

        Oh it’s easy but when they did the last crossover for some reason they ignored the 2003 turtles :/ they just brought in the 84 turtles

  • So hyped for tomorrow because the one thing I wait for every Friday comes around.

    This Pokémon comic I read (The voicing is from a fan, but each scene is from the artist Nekoama)
    https://youtu.be/s8x2jhNomgY

    Here’s a link to her page
    https://www.instagram.com/nekoama/

  • Schlong Shrub Seraph

    Gen 8 regional kanto mons for starters
    Past water starter

    Yabadabadewgong

  • Xiao Long For?

    I have a poll addiction after those fake starters pls help

    http://www.strawpoll.me/14981126/r

    Simple poll, just asking when you think Gen 8 will come.

    • Kuppo

      You should make a poll to ask people if you really have a poll addiction

      • EarthenWarrior

        And a pot addiction

    • Josh Omega

      http://www.strawpoll.me/14981209 New poll. Please don’t take this seriously lol

  • Butter Geek

    Looking at Twitter people are pretty split on the new TMNT look. I personally love it, tho I haven’t really watched TMNT ever so…
    What I actually don’t take is Why people are against changing the characters (again). The original cartoon is very diffrent from the comics, why do you want the new stuff to precisely follow the source material?

    • Ultron

      My favorite TMNT will always be the 2003 version

  • PumpkinLord
  • Ultron

    Do you think the Pokemon anime will ever the leave hand-drawn art style behind and transition to 3D animation? They’ve had 3D effects for battles and such for a while now, but I think it could be interesting if they tried it out. My favorite animated show of all time is The Clone Wars and the animation was gorgeous in the later seasons so I think it could work if they make it high quality.

    And speaking of animation, what’s up with Steven Universe? Did they like totally kill the show basically? The episodes are so few and far between and get no hype. Reminds me of how Nickelodeon did Korra dirty. Such a shame.

    • I might just not watch the anime as much since anime and CG do not go well (There are exceptions). Also, Steven Universe has kinda gone to crap imo.Season 4 has some crappy episodes (Rocknaldo), and the same goes so far for Season 5. The show isn’t dead yet, as new episodes are slated for April, but it’s just not as good as the previous seasons imo. And about Korra, I liked it, although I may have to give it another watch considering the videos I’ve seen explaining the badness of it

      • Ultron

        Yeah I guess if it went 3D it would need to move away from anime style designs. Hm…idk if it would work now that I think about it

  • Golden Govnah

    I love how everyone assumes some features wont come back. even tho the games haven’t been announced yet

    • Luigi301

      I find it funny how you say assume. For me, at least, I *want* some features to not come back. Idk where I am in terms of whether I think they will just disappear or not, I just don’t like some features.

      • Golden Govnah

        yea but some people are flat out saying certain features wont 100% come back

        • Luigi301

          yeah I have seen the posts, and have talked to friends. they believe it all too. but don’t say anything to Joe

          • Golden Govnah

            Joe will get mad

          • Luigi301

            yup. he feels the need to be so loyal to the series which comes off as condescending and dismissing

          • Ultron

            He’s delusional

    • Ultron

      Do you even know how Gamefreak works? They do this every gen. You’ve had 7 gens to get with it. What features actually came back across generations?
      -Battle frontier (which was killed after gen 4)
      -Contests (which was also killed after gen 4)
      -Diving (If that even counts as a feature? And even then it was extremely limited in gen 5)
      -Pokemon Safari (Though we haven’t seen it since gen 5 so it’s basically dead. The one in ORAS obviously doesn’t count as it was a remake)
      -Battle Tower and Factory (woooo…)
      -O-powers
      -Pokemon amie
      -Ride pokemon (I guess you could say this started in gen 6)

      Now let’s have a moment of silence for the stuff that hasn’t returned:
      -Soaring
      -Megas
      -PSS
      -Dexnav
      -Super training
      -Pokeathlon
      -Musicals
      -Friend safari
      -Pokemon world tournament
      -Dream World
      -Pokemon Star Studios
      -Easy/Challenge Mode
      -Pokewalker
      -Inverse/Sky/Horde Battles

      Expect these to not return:
      -Regionals
      -Pokefinder
      -Mantine Surf
      -Ultra Wormhole riding
      -Photo Club
      -Pokepelago
      -*New* Z moves

      • I expect none of these to return (For Megas and Z-Moves, I just mean there won’t be any more new ones) except for hopefully some of those different battles and difficulties.

        • Ultron

          Yeah I mean I expect some gen 7 features to return. I would be surprised if Pokeride or something like it didn’t return. I just can’t see them bringing back HM’s.

          SOS battles I could *maybe * see sticking around

      • Safari Zone actually has a reason it will never come back perfect. Because of the big game hunting in Africa and other exotic places. GF found this and gambling inappropriate so they were cut…

        Also Musicals sorta are smaller versions of contests so I’d prob a Blue push those together, Amie was traded out for Refresh, Soaring is basically a ride Pokémon (You are on a Pokémon flying/riding around… it’s the same thing), also friend safari was a soft revive of the Safari Zone so…

        • Ultron

          Musicals didn’t have any batting though so I don’t really consider them the same thing, but I see the argument. Yeah, refresh came out of amie, that’s why I listed them though there are a few differences. Soaring is technically a pokeride, but until we see something like it come back I’ll list it separate. Friend Safari of course is similar, but also much smaller and much more focused on shinies and hidden abilities where the Safari Zone is just mean for you to catch ’em all.

          You bring up good points though

          • Thank you you also brought up many good points which make me hope we get a few old features in Gen.8

          • Ultron

            Battle Frontier, Diving, and Soaring are probably my top wanted. If I’m being unrealistic, I’d like the pokeathlon

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Game Corner.

        • It and safari zone sadly have reason behind there departure

          Game Corner is because Gambling is illegal in most places so it would need higher than E rating and I think it was because of hunting (Like how in Africa that have places designated to where you can go kill animals) and it wasn’t child friendly

          Sorry for the long post I couldn’t find a way to shorten it

          • Monkeyfuzz

            There is no difference between Safari Zone and Friend Safari except you have to pay to go in and get special equipment to use it (which wasn’t even the case in gen 3). It’s not even that different to catching ‘mon anywhere. Since you actually can’t kill anything in the Safari Zone I’m not sure that point holds up.
            Game Corner I know is because gambling has age restrictions and now they are forced to remove it. Except I believe it’s still in the VC versions and has done no harm and never did in the original releases anyway.

          • For the Safari Zone I could be 100% wrong I just thought I read that somewhere

            For Game Corner I think they did in a few places up the age group (I remember hearing that in a video made by the AuraGuardian), but I think they didn’t want to change too much… or the fact they’d have to fix Porygon into the wild

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It likely is why I was just saying it is contrived reasoning.

            Gambling is restricted more in games now, it changes the ratings and I get that’s why they are gone, it just seems unnecessary as I said it wasn’t a gateway to real life gambling afaik.

        • Ultron

          I knew I was forgetting a few. But yeah, RIP Game corner as well.

      • Schlong Shrub Seraph

        If the fuckin pokeride is removed I will slaughter myself

        • Monkeyfuzz

          They could replace it with items like alot of fan games do, though I prefer the ride system. The main thing I’d do is remove the ride music or let you choose to use the radio and maybe give a selection of ride ‘mon for each thing like Gastrodon Surf or Golurk Fly.

          • Schlong Shrub Seraph

            Literally anything is fine. Restricting my team to have an HM slave or fly mon is so fucking annoying. As someone who hates type doubling, imagine having bug flying types

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah I dislike having to rotate my team just to carry a HM ‘mon, I also dislike teaching HMs when there are usually better move options for my team.

      • You can add both Triple and Rotation Battles to the list of “hasn’t returned”.

        Rotation weren’t my thing but Triple Battles were, in my opinion, pretty fun. I know they wouldn’t have run well on the 3DS hardware but even with the Switch game on the horizon I doubt they’ll bring it back. :/

        • Ultron

          Yeah I suppose I did forget those two

    • UnburdenedLegume

      You’re assuming Game Freak think rationally when they’re just full time trolls, whether thats intentional or not.

    • We’ve been so conditioned lol

      When they bring everything ever back we will all die because our bodies couldn’t comprehend it

    • Some features could return, some might not… anything and everything is possible at this point till we are told what is happening

  • Daedardus

    There’s a credible rumour that is saying Animal Crossing won’t hit this year and will be released somewhere first half of 2019.

    Unacceptable! Selling my Switch in anger now!

    • Ultron

      Stopppp already having a bad week

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      Hmmm interesting. Well that’s a anther reason Pokemon kind of needs to happen this year.Nintendo wants to sell 20 mill more units. From what I’ve heard people don’t think Smash will come out this year either. So if neither a Smash game nor an AC game comes out there’s not anything else that could sell that many units other than Pokemon.

  • TheReece25

    I’ve read too many articles saying Ash may catch Poipole as his Final Pokemon. That is possibly true.. tho it would be idd seeing as he didn’t have a full team last season either technically.. :///
    But they say it as if he would have 6 Pokes.. it would 5!!
    One straight up said he has 5 already..
    Bish.. Where???
    Ugh.. lol just annoying

    • TheGentlemanMonster6893

      I’m starting to think he’ll catch a Sandshrew. It’s the only other Pokemon I could see him catching. Also I think Poipole will be temporary if he actually catches it. I can’t see him bringing it home with him once all is said and done.

      • I’m still so pissed that they didn’t give Ash the opportunity in the sledding episode

  • joker901

    These are the 7th gen pokemon the anime has still to cover:

    Dartrix/Decidueye
    Primarina;
    Torracat/Incineroar (will be seen soon)
    Vikavolt
    Madsdale
    Dewpider/Araquanid
    Tsareena
    Passimian
    Golisopod
    Necrozma and the UBs will be covered soon.

    We have seen almost all the the Alola Forms but maybe there will be special episodes for Golem, Muk, Sandslash and Dugtrio lines.

    • Butter Geek

      We already had a Dugtrio ep

      • And it’s an episode I will skip and always skip for eternity

        • Butter Geek

          It was funny

          • I didn’t watch it, but it looks like it would be cringy (I could always be wrong about it though)

      • joker901

        If you are referring to Ash going to Kanto, that’s more a cameo than a Dugtrio episode… We have not seen Diglett however if I’m not wrong…

        • joker901

          Ah ok. I forgot about that. And for good reasons.

  • Rockcrawdaunt

    It’s a shame about those starters… that bear was so well done.

  • PumpkinLord
  • EarthenWarrior

    Stop being green

  • Schlong Shrub Seraph

    Pokémon main series: *dead due to USUM’s complete lack of staying power*
    Comp mons: *dying due to the absolutely shitty state the tapus caused for power creep*
    Pokken: *dlc dropping, updates, random free cosmetics here and there*

    Can you guess how I’m spending my time?

    If you guessed fangames, my response is that I’ve played around 90% of the good ones

    • PumpkinLord

      Pokemon switch can’t come any sooner.

      • Schlong Shrub Seraph

        I want it to be good but at the same time I just want a fuckin trailer to shut everyone up

    • Play some other games lol

      • EarthenWarrior

        Get Rocket League

        • Schlong Shrub Seraph

          Not my forte

          • EarthenWarrior

            ;_; but Soccar

          • Schlong Shrub Seraph

            Anything sports related is a nono

      • Schlong Shrub Seraph

        Oh I have…
        I’ve played through like… erm… 96% of my games already?

    • Jewelwriter Moonstar

      And people said that gen 7 was great and now everyone wants gen 8 so soon. And people said that I am just a hater for the gen when I see people running for gen 8. I almost can’t wait to see how many people are going to jump to say gen 8 is “greatest” so fast after gen 7 was ‘the greatest’. I said it during sun and moon and now I feel justified: Gen 7 blows.

  • Schlong Shrub Seraph

    Pokémon fans: yo freak of games we’re bored of your remaster with the word ultra on the front

    *four months later, so like now it’ll be probably mid march*
    GF: yo fans we gotchu, take this fur suit. See you in about two months!
    *Zeraora trailer, releases a month before the new games*

    • Xiao Long For?

      > March
      > Four months later

      ????

  • UnburdenedLegume

    new article

  • DarkySG

    been a while, i should share some fakemon ^w^;

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f62218ad86e778455b43f0e956a4cec333f66a5fceb0c6d7b75fb9964c80df8d.png
    grass chinchilla

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/624b673bbbddf06b1e2a2f98c08c454ab29229a0fdaf2f128c659a331e199a73.png
    water-flying crane

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d042e640d29b7a761daaa86f02f59931231d8899647d1b7e20f9b21d32fca30f.png

    bug-flying or bug-psychic stalk-eyed fly

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e5cc54ad7f7e1cb86cd32a28b9f284e9b7e6c4a8958ae819132e255a45be512e.png

    ghost okapi

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4f2d24993dc0cad145ed4b41495bcc077115e7688d0b02e1e7f657caff8b2f9.png

    fire dolphin

    some of these were a lil uninspired which might show but i was trying to draw something every day or two back around these so it was more to feel productive and less trying to come out with a product, but lemme know what you think

    promise theres better ones coming soon, im definitely in a good loop recently and thatll start to show :’)

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I really like the first 2 and the Okapi with its’ empty stare.

    • Schlong Shrub Seraph

      OH MY GOD THE FLY IS AWESOME

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    • Ultron

      That Okapi is so awesome

    • Celestial Decidueye
    • Celestial Decidueye

      amazing art 🙂

    • Hyou Vizer

      i definitely want the grass chinchillia

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  • Paul Kudliman

    would be awfully funny if these turned out to be real. but we all know the odds of that is rather low.

  • Celestial Decidueye

    I liked the concept of the grass one its design just felt a little off though. The fire one looked like it was could just jump into the water and swim away and the water one looked more like a low level early rock or maybe bug type