I took a “sick” day away from school today, so you know what that means! It’s that time of day once again! It’s time for another Focus On! “….” I can tell that all of you can barley hold your excitment and stay in your seats. 😛 So, without further ado, here’s all of the Ice-types in Gen V!
Leading the Ice-type Pokemon parade is the soft-serve ice-cream! The Kindness Pokemon, #582 Banipucchi, The Ice & Snow Pokemon, #583 Baniricchi, and the Blizzard Pokemon, #584 Baibanira! Let’s start out with these guy’s stats. Although all of their stats are pretty decent, they all fall short a bit on HP and Speed, but you really wouldn’t notice. Banipucchi has it’s highpoints in the Special Attack, Special Defense and Attack departments. Clocking in at 65, 60 and 50 respectively. The same applies for Baniricchi, but it has the base numbers of 80, 75 and 70. Then once evolving one last time into Baibanira, it gets the friggin’ awesome base numbers of 110, 95, and 95. Pretty good right? Although considering that majority of its moves it learns are of the special variety, I’m not all that surprised. None the less, you definitely wouldn’t be able to guess how strong it was just by looking at it. Although it strays a bit once evolving into Baniricchi, I think a certain cuteness stays with these Pokemon all the way until the end. Although when I first heard that there was going to be Pokemon based off an ice-cream cone, I though “Oh god. Game Freak has really lost all respect from me.” But once actually seeing these guys, they gained it right back. They’re appearance is both cute and original. Especially the part of the double scoop being next to each other instead of on top of each other. So if you’ve fallen in love with these guys and want one so badly, here’s how to get them: Banipucchi can be found in Route 6 and the Freezer Container. If it’s winter time in the game, then you’ll be able to find Baniricchi in the Dragon Spiral Tower. Unfortunately, to get Baibanira you’ll have to train Baniricchi to lvl. 47, as that is the level it evolves at. Oh, and to get Baniricchi from Banipucchi you’ll have to train it to lvl. 35. Overall, these guys get a thumbs up from me if they have any flaws, they’re very minuscule and unnoticeable in the long run. Only thing I want to know now is how they taste…
Next in line we have #613, The Freezing Pokemon, Kumashun and the Freeze Pokemon, #614 Tsunbeaa! I have a love/hate relationship with this evolution line. I love Kumashun, but I hate Tsunbeaa. This isn’t just one of those “it’s-to-ugly-for-my-liking” or a “how-could-something-so-cute-turn-so-ugly?” kind of thing, I think Game Freak just fell short when it came to designing it. All Pokemon who are based off animals I believe are always a bit tricky when designing them, because you don’t want it to look too much like the original thing. You want it to have some unique-ness. I’ll give them a bit of slack because they had to make a pure white bear look special, but still, I think adding only that snot beard was a bad decision. I would’ve liked it a bit more if they added some design to the fur or made Ice/Fighting. Actually looking at it thoroughly, they should’ve made the head bigger to. 😛 No complaints about Kumashun though, it’s just pure cute. Anyways, straying away from my little rant, on to its stats! Kumashun has the decent base stats of 70 and 60 for its Attack and Special Attack, and everything else is pretty much 40’s. As for Tsunbeaa’s, he has an amazing Attack of 110, and instead of leaning towards the offensive aspect of life, he’s goes more towards the Defense. Both its Defense and Special Defense end up at 80, and actually, it also has a pretty decent HP of 95. Despite my hatred for Tsunbeaa’s design, it’s stats somewhat make me like it a bit more. This guy probably won’t end up on any of my future teams, but for those who are keen on gettin’ these guys, here’s your info. Kumashun, although a bit uncommon, can be found in the Ridge. And if it’s winter, in the Dragon Spiral Tower and on Route 7. Tsunbeaa can only be found in the Dragon Spiral Tower, although it’s pretty rare. So if you’re like me and don’t like spending hours trying to find a specific Pokemon, you can catch a Kumashun and train it to level 37.
To end our little parade we have the Crystal Pokemon, #615 Furiijio! These are one of those Pokemon which I could question Game Freak for not giving a pre-evo to. If I was the one that decided the Pokemon roster for Gen V, I probably would’ve changed its design slightly and made it part of Kumashun’s evolution line. It just seems so random. That aside, It truly is an awesome Pokemon, both in the stats and looks department! Let’s start out with this guy’s good looking mug. To describe Furiijio in one word: AWESOME. In two words: PURE AWESOME. It has an appearance that is both elegant and powerful, without showing a hint of ugliness. Although many could probably argue that and say it’s butt ugly. 😛 With this guy’s look I feel like there’s no in between, you either hate it or love it. Only thing I kinda don’t like about its appearance is the animation. I think they kind of failed a bit there, as only its moustache and body floats around a bit. It would’ve added even more awesome-ness if they made the animation so that the snowflake part of it opens and closes. Oh, and if they made they made the eyes glow! But I think I’m asking a bit too much by saying that. Moving on to its stats, they’re good, but a bit all over the place. I’m not kidding when I say that, it’s base stats rage from its lacking Defense of 30, all the way to its killer 135 Special Defense! Other highlights include its Special Attack (95) and, surprisingly, it’s Speed (105). So with awesome stats and an awesome appearance who wouldn’t want this guy? Am I right? Well, only problem is that Furiijio can only be found in one place; The Ridge. And they’re pretty uncommon to. 🙁 If it weren’t for the 7th Gym Leader having one of these, I don’t think you’d see one at all! Only flaw I see in this Pokemon besides how it’s so hard to find and that they should’ve made this part of an evolution line, is that the name. I mean seriously. Furiijio. Too many dots and lines next to each other. O__o
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That, ladies and gentlemen, were all of the Ice-types this generation had to offer! Remember, we categorize by primary typing, so you won’t be seeing our little Dragon/Ice friend Kyuremu. He’ll go in the Dragon-Type article. So now that you’ve read this, what do you think? Do you agree with my opinions? Disagree? Think I was to nice or to harsh to a certain Pokemon? Comment down below!
peace and love– ozymandis
P.S. I woke up today really excited for the Dream World to be re-opened, but alas, the date was pushed back. It’ll re-open on October 13th.