REMINDER: We discuss rumors not to pass them off as fake news confirmed information, but to stimulate discussion and highlight possibilities. Never treat this or share this as fact, because it is entirely unconfirmed information which may or may not be true.

The next main Pokémon title has already been confirmed to be a Nintendo Switch game, but not much else is officially known at this point. This hasn’t stopped some Chinese sources from sharing potential information about the game though. Our intrepid rumor reporter PokéSirena (you can follow her on Twitter) has helped us track down and translate the latest online gossip. These are from some of the same people who knew about Rainbow Rocket before it was revealed which is why we’ve taken particular note.

  • The Chinese localization team has already finished translating the games’ script
  • There will be no new Mega Evolutions introduced in the new games
  • Z-Moves return and now use motion control to activate using the Joy-Cons
  • Central plot revolves around the conflict between tradition and innovation
  • Region inspiration has been rumored to be Spain or Italy
  • Release to come late 2018 (~December) or early 2019

These details pale in comparison to what has also been said though, and that is the games feature a new, simplified battle system which has been compared to that of the Digimon World games. For those not familiar with them they use a real-time battle style in which moves are still selected via menu and include the option to attack or block moves from your opponent. It has also been compared to the battle system of Pokkén Tournament in which moves are either attacks, blocks or grabs and work in a rock-scissors-paper fashion.

If the above were to be true it would certainly be a change for longtime Trainers and could have the potential to disrupt the deep strategy game competitive players love.

What do you think?

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  • Niceptic

    Oh god, if true, then I hope that motion control Z-Move can be turned off. It sounds ridiculous, and would look even stupider at tournaments.

    • Josh Omega

      I like the idea of changing the system in settings

    • Michael Clarke

      it’s most likely false

  • LunaMoon

    I hate these rumours, only one of these sound actually nice and it’s the region inspiration. However, the other stuff are……not as good. At all. I despise the fact they instead are focusing on Z-Moves which I don’t hate but I’d rather have more new Mega Evolutions, despise the fact they’re using tradition for the second generation in a row, in which most likely there won’t be Gyms, and that the new battle system sounds like garbage. I’m sorry but if people want to play like a Pokken-esque version they can just play Pokken, not an actual mainline Pokemon game. Ugh, I’m desperately hoping these are false because if not this gen might be my least favourite, or at least one i won’t really enjoy.

    • Michael Clarke

      if this was true, the battle system is nothing like Pokken, Pokken wasn’t mentioned whatsoever, that kind of battle system wouldn’t work anyway,
      Mega Evolutions however are finished, that part is at least true

      • LunaMoon

        Hopefully though they don’t completely change the battle system though.

  • Chaos

    I hope every piece of this rumour is false because it all sounds horrible

    • LunaMoon

      COMPLETELY agreed.

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  • EarthenWarrior

    I have instant dislike of these notions

    • LunaMoon

      110% agree.

  • KᑌᑭᑭO

    No megas and only focusing in Z-Moves sounds bad to me and I don’t see how a plot about tradition and innovation could work in a Pkm game but it’s probably something minor anyways. Only good thing is an italian region imo

  • Funny Valentine

    “Central plot revolves around the conflict between tradition and innovation”
    This is the same as that Pokemon Plus and Minus rumor.

    Also, considering the location, I think that this is more likely fake than real.

  • Sneggy

    This is so lame if true! Are they completely ignoring the fact that’s everyone loves megas and hates z moves??? WTF?! The battle system should be improved upon, not worsened up. This is so frustrating!i I cannot believe they’re going this route… and the worst part it’s that it’s likely real! Nooooooooooooo!!! ?????

    • LunaMoon

      Well I and some other people do enjoy Z-Moves but I prefer Megas over them really.

    • I like Z-moves and am meh on Mega’s

      Only fully evolved popular Pokémon can mega evolve. All Pokémon can Z move

    • Michael Clarke

      no, this is just a rumour, a rumour that is most likely not true, and if any of it is true only certain aspects will be, not everything
      and no, not everyone hates z moves, z moves are better imo

  • Sabi Shi

    I kind of like the new plot and the region, but everything else sounds horrible. If they’re really going to simplify the battle system, I feel like this will be the end of the pokémon franchise… Pls don’t kill Pokémon Nintendo. :/

    • LunaMoon

      I think Game Freak’s trying to desperately pull a Mario and Zelda with changing everything but in a good way. Too bad so far it seems that if these are true, they’d get much more of a negative reception.

      • Michael Clarke

        no they’re not

    • Michael Clarke

      these are RUMOURS, likely not true

  • Mr.Hyugan95

    I didnt get that thing of the new game strategy :/ its gonna be like pokkem tournament where you have an srea snd you can move free snd you have attacks that are move? Well its gonna suck if esch pokemon has movedet snd we cant change it but i’ll be imposible if they try yo create every single attack a new move for esch pokemon. We will have like 900 pokemon or more snd to create the animation of every single move its takes hard qork and planty amount of memory space and also you have to design for each pokemon. I would love it if they accomplish this but its kinda impossible

    • Michael Clarke

      it will be nothing like Pokken I can guarantee you that

  • Josh Omega

    Interesting rumor. I personally hate the idea of z moves returning over Megas. And not sure how I feel about the possibility of the battle system being overhauled. Will reserve judgement until we get full confirmation of that.

  • Spain and no more to say.

  • Shiny Fomantis

    Falsified and dating a male, especially if these games are for 2019

    Why would they simplify the battle system when they’re moving to a more complex console?

    • LunaMoon

      They’re trying to be “cool” and copy what Mario and Zelda did; completely overhaul stuff.

      • Shiny Fomantis

        Those series didn’t simplify, they expanded.

        • LunaMoon

          I know, I know. I just meant that their Switch versions helped expand them size-wise and feature-wise, whereas these rumours make it sound like Gen 8 will be reverting existing features.

          • Michael Clarke

            that’s completely false as Game Freak themselves confirmed the Game on Switch will not be anything like BoTW, I don’t get how you think any of this sounds like Mario and Zelda and what they did, it doesn’t really and these are purely just rumours, not confirmed

    • Why complicate things? That would keep younger kids away if they can’t figure out to use it, less will play.

      • Shiny Fomantis

        Why simplify things? That would keep older fans away if they feel they’re being patronised, less will pay

        As long as there’s cute animals younger kids will keep playing

      • pokeblade101

        The battle system is already simple enough for younger kids to understand. The deep part is for others.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Maybe they want to make a combat system that takes full advantage over 3d environments and that comat ended becoming simpler than that. But still doesn’t make sense like how can you make the current battle system simpler than it is?

  • night shroud96

    I hated how there won’t be new mega evolutions honestly(like seriously, again??)
    I still never forgive Gen VII for skipping the opportunity of new megas and practically denied pokemon that deserves megas
    And now it looks like Gen VIII is doing the same thing, just makes me mad..
    As much as I like Gen VII, the no new megas bit is one big flaw I have with it(along with the concept of Cosmog evolving into Solgaleo/Lunala instead of SUMMONING them and the fact there is THREE Type Nulls in-game lore instead of ONE)
    I still find Gen VII to be enjoyable
    Although the SOS Battles needed to be worked on(like the option of allowing the wild pokemon to summon or not)
    And the framerates, Gamefreak really did pushed the 3DS to its limits there
    Hopefully Grn VIII will bring back Horde Battles while keeping SOS Battles

    • But there may be 3, but if there was one then how would we get one if Gladion had the only one ?

      • night shroud96

        Well why not get the one from him
        As in he gives it to you knowing Type Null/Silvally would be in better hands and able to be in better care(as in able to forget the past and have fun)
        This would well.. be more emotional and also adds more value in getting it than a extra one Gladion happens to have
        In fact honestly I wished did better with Type Null/Silvally
        Like give it forms based off of each Ultra Beasts, not have its credibility lowered by getting its poor but kicked by Guzma(honestly pretty annoyed in seeing Gladion lose to him like that, like seriously Gamefreak?)
        Maybe a post-story thing where Faba tries to reclaim the Beast Killer Pokémon from Gladion and in the end the player gets Type Null/Silvally to take care of it
        And probably have it switch between Type Null and Silvally at will(but still able to use Evolite)

        • pokeblade101

          Mega evolution was the focus of gen 6. Gen 7 and 8 will focus on something else. People shouldn’t be surprised there are no new ones. They have gone past that.

          • night shroud96

            Mega Evolutions shouldn’t ONLY be in Gen 6 ok!
            Besides its pretty awkward how not all of the Starters gets mega forms
            Especially the Gen VI starters, which is ironic, like so ironic since its the gen megas debute in
            And its really annoying that some of the pokemon that DESERVES mega forms are practically denied of them because “its a gen 6 thing”
            Its not fair for them honestly

        • I think three may have been much, but he could’ve set one free from its ice prison and then give it to you

    • Michael Clarke

      Megas are a Gen 6 thing, clearly Game Freak want to move on

  • Lucas Chatelain

    You say it will be gen 8 but there is nothing about new pokemon…

    • PJ

      I can promise you there is at least one new Pokémon

      • Hi PJ Merry Christmas!!

        • PJ

          You too!!

      • LunaMoon

        Don’t tell me there’s just going to be ~5-10 new Pokemon.

  • Siem de Daler

    Funny how the theme of the games is “tradition and innovation” while many people will love the new battle system because of “innovation”, on the other hand, many fans will argue the new battle system because of “tradition”.

  • PJ

    How was everyone’s Christmas? I played Elder Scrolls Online all day…

    • I built my Charizard Mega Construx set and my new Lego city set and played Kirby Squeak Squad for the most part

      • Ultron

        I built my gyarados mega construx :O

        • That’s cool! I had thoughts of building that one, but went for the smaller one only for now

          How easy or hard was it? Took me an hour or 2 to finish Charizard

          • Ultron

            It wasn’t too hard, though the mega construx directions can sometimes be a bit confusing because they fit more steps on a page than lego does. The body part is a bit monotonous and can be annoying if you don’t pay attention to what you’re doing. But the end model is so nice…I love it. I’m gonna build Blastoise today

  • Siem de Daler

    They should add the option to select your battle system at yourself: the traditionally one or the new one.

  • Prashanth Raghuram

    Guys I really can’t figure out ultra warp ride… Even if I fly right through the orange spheres solgaleo sometimes just doesn’t pick them up… Also I almost always get sucked in by a random ultra wormhole…

  • I can’t say I’m happy or upset by these rumors because

    -I can get on board with a Rock Paper scissors style, will take a while, but PJ this wording makes it sound better
    -No Mega’s? Oh well I guess…
    -Z-moves back, not too shabby
    -estimated Release date is a good one imo
    -Ash’s collar means nothing, it’s a minor design detail! But Yes Italy region!
    -Good story focuses really sounds like a good option even though it sounds like that would be more a Chinese region type theme

    So I’m neutral, but hyped

  • Ultron

    Dear gamefreak, if you aren’t going to give us new megas at least give us cross gen evolutions.

    Signed, everyone.

    • Agreed, Cross Gen. Evolution Regions always get higher reviews then others

      Knowing those 2 Gens were the 2 and 3 Highest grossing Pokémon games ever

      • Ultron

        I just want old pokemon to not be useless :I

        I guess we can at least confirm a new eeveelution though. Unless they’re breaking tradition

        • Farfetch’d will always stay the same, but the rest are up to our imagination

          I do hope Cross evolutions happen now

      • Shiny Fomantis

        Black and White had no old Pokémon and were the highest reviewed

        This post is fake news

        • LunaMoon

          They had Alomomola, which GameFreak most likely forgot to officially name it as Luvdisc’s evo.

          • InfinityD4

            I mean they could do something, but they’ve already never fixed Nidorina and Nidoqueen which seems like an obvious glitch when it was in Gen II, but then they ingore it for no official reason in Gen III+

          • LunaMoon

            Yeah

          • Shiny Fomantis

            No. Different fish, different themes. Similar aesthetically but otherwise totally separate

    • Doctah Govnah

      Cross gen would make super duper happy

      • InfinityD4

        SECONDED. I doubt they will get rid of Megas, maybe Z-Crystals, but not Megas

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Wish they still made those, like with three consecutive gens without them makes me think that they won’t do that anymore :T

      • InfinityD4

        except for Sylveon.

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Eh, it was introduced in a gen with a new type so I guess they tried doing the same they did with Eevee in Gen 2

          • pokeblade101

            They only did that because too many mons were incomplete.

  • Clare McDonagh

    Well the reason why I dislike the fact that the Nintendo Switch is getting new Pokémon Games is because I know the Nintendo Switch only came out this year but I’m not forking out the £200 or £300 that it costs no WAY that amount of money isn’t worth it in my opinion

    • Armaggedon16

      Well of course it isn’t worth it when you only play one goddamn game.
      It’s a current gen console and is the same price as Ps4 and Xbox One, plus with all the other games it’s well worth the price

      • InfinityD4

        all the other $60 games which are never on sale and never go down in price.

        • Doctah Govnah

          i mean you act like they dropped prices down for first party/Second party 3ds games and wii u during its prime

          • InfinityD4

            ? I said they NEVER drop prices…

          • Doctah Govnah

            oh ok i kinda missed understood you in a way.

        • melexis

          You clearly don’t know what you are talking about

          • InfinityD4

            do nintendo games ever go on sale(Maybe Physical Copies, but that’s up to the retailer, but Digitally, no)

          • melexis

            Yes they do

          • I just bought Rocket League and Oxenfree on sale.

            Mario and Rabbids was on sale a while back

            You just gotta pay attention

          • InfinityD4

            Ok, to amend my statement, FIRST PARTY titles never go on sale.

          • they do though.

    • LunaMoon

      Perhaps they’re going to make a single game instead of two.

    • Josh Omega

      You are entitled to your opinion but speaking as a Switch owner you don’t know what you are missing. But I do get it only reason I got mine was layaway lol

    • melexis

      Yeah why don’t they release the new games for GBA?

    • Michael Clarke

      It is very worth it, and by the time the Pokemon Game comes out it would’ve gone down in price

  • InfinityD4

    Spain or Italy eh? both of which SHARE BORDERS WITH FRANCE!

    • LunaMoon

      We already had Kalos which was based on *northern* France but I guess they could base it off southern france, although it’d feel more like a Gen 6 sequel.

      • InfinityD4

        … I’m not saying they’re basing it on southern france, I’m saying both of those countries are geographically located NEXT to France.

        • LunaMoon

          It sounded like you were thinking it’d be based on France with how you emphasized its borders.

          • InfinityD4

            I was Emphasizing it might be connected to Kalos in some way.

          • LunaMoon

            Phelps. But we shall see.

          • InfinityD4

            Kyogre Michael Phelps?

  • LunaMoon

    Considering the rumours are suggesting it could be either Spain or Italy I think they’re trying to choose a Catholic country considering both are fairly Catholic religious.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      I think them wanting to make a mediterranean country makes much more sense, they won’t make a region based mostly on religion

      • InfinityD4

        is Spain Mediterranean?

        • LunaMoon

          Yes it is.

          • InfinityD4

            I wasn’t quite sure.

      • LunaMoon

        I guess that’s rue. Anyhow, for the Mediterranean, they have a ton of options as well, so I guess that makes more sense.

    • InfinityD4

      the Church in Hearthome comes to mind from that comment

    • Daedardus

      Make sense since Japan is obviously the world’s most catholic region and doesn’t have the biggest non-believer population!

      (Really, Catholicism has nothing to do at all with it lol, it can be Spain because Spain was a historical important country, the region is interesting to translate to a world map (lots of variety plus mountains, beaches,…) and the outline of the country is pretty distinct.)

      • InfinityD4

        I just hope it isn’t like Kalos and there’s more than one route you need surf for.

        • Daedardus

          Or maybe like Hoenn to the max!

          • InfinityD4

            Hey I love Hoenn(Although It was also my first Region)

        • The Dazzling Rad Scientist

          If it is Italy, they could use Venice and have a whole city of water!

          • InfinityD4

            Venice is Sinking.

      • LunaMoon

        I mean TBF Alola was fairly religious, the people there were worshipping the “God” for each island. I mean they even had shrines and rituals for them!

        • Daedardus

          I think there’s a big difference between a cultural tradition /ethnic religion that’s very tied to a specific region and an organised religion that can be found almost everywhere in the world, but only barely at the place the game is made :P.

          • LunaMoon

            Eh, I guess 😛

          • InfinityD4

            all this talk about Japan and Catholics makes me think of a Certain Magical Index.

          • Daedardus

            It’s a manga but what makes you think of it?

          • Daedardus

            (Well, light novel, manga,… series)

          • InfinityD4

            Catholicism and Japan are a character in it.

          • LunaMoon

            One Piece?

    • Well i mean, Spain has had quite a bit of muslim influence in it throughout history too but

  • TheReece25

    I’m pretty sure all of Smogon would have a major breakdown and boycott Pokemon of this were true.. ?
    Though I admit… This would be hard for me to accept as well, starting from Gen 1.
    Also.. I’m very disappointed but the lack of megas…
    I know it’s not necessarily true but likely.
    It sounds like an abandoned idea they will now be forced to log around.
    Only kept alive by being on the backside of whatever they give us to use our Z crystals they seem more proud of

  • LunaMoon

    Question for y’all, what other fighting move should I teach my Lusamine? It currently knows Bug Buzz, Lunge, U-Turn and Brick Break.

    • EarthenWarrior

      It’s usually
      U-Turn
      High Jump Kick
      Ice Beam
      Rapid Spin

      • LunaMoon

        It can learn Ice Beam?? Where can I buy/get the Ice Beam move from?

    • Shiny Fomantis

      Teach it Child Neglect for character accuracy

    • Claus H. Luíz

      Teach your Lusamine Calm Mind so she can calm the fnck down.
      https://www.serebii.net/sunmoon/aether/aether6i.jpg

    • Sunniera 2.0

      I wished that Ultra Lusamine was actually battleable in SM during the final villain fight. I was so pumped up when I saw her design and thought that is why she only had a team of 5 Pokémon and that she would be the 6th one we would battle on her team.

      • LunaMoon

        Definitely would’ve made sense.

        • InfinityD4

          Lusamilego

  • NicknameAcaso

    It took ages for Nintendo to localize Zelda botw in chinese, and these guys are already done with pokemon one year before it releases?
    Meh.

  • Claus H. Luíz

    • Central plot revolves around the conflict between tradition and innovation

    Introducing Pokémon Old and Pokémon New!

    • Vlad Vanguine

      Lmao

    • LunaMoon

      Or Pokémon UltraSun+ and UltraMoon+!

    • InfinityD4

      Pokemon Hospice and Pokemon Natal

  • Josh Omega

    Slightly random but sort of relates to this post I suppose. I seriously hope thy announce a Nintendo direct for January soon. I would love to see some new switch game reveals. Personally I am really hoping for a Luigi’s mansion 3

    • The Dazzling Rad Scientist

      I mean, it’s basically confirmed anyways

      • Josh Omega

        True I just want them to officially confirm it already

        • The Dazzling Rad Scientist

          Yeah, it’d be nice especially a confirmation on what it’s on, it could be 2018 titles or if we are lucky, mostly pokemon with some headlines

          • The Dazzling Rad Scientist

            All we know is it has Fe

          • Josh Omega

            All I know Is I am really crossing my fingers for a new Luigi’s mansion game for switch. One that is hopefully closer to the first game. Don’t get me wrong I loved dark moon but the handholding bugged me. Not to mention it having multiple mansions

  • InfinityD4

    Generate a Random Number from 1-18(Google has one built in!), and then come up with a name for a Gym Leader of That Type

    • InfinityD4

      Type Chart Order so Normal-Fighting-Flying and so on

      • InfinityD4

        6=Rock
        Rochelle
        from french for Rock, Roche

        • InfinityD4

          I’m using the chart on
          Bulbapedia BTW

    • LunaMoon

      Type: Ground (I got 9)
      Name of Gym Leader: Harriet
      Personality: SHe’s sassy and is quite powerful. She is able to roll like a pokemon.

    • Shiny Fomantis

      7 (Bug)
      Poppy (From Papillon, plus a type of flower)

      • Doctah Govnah

  • HolyNova Entertainment™

    Tradition and Innovation eh? Not only that but “innovating” the “traditional” battle system Pokemon is known for? This could end up hurting or improving the the main series game as we know it, especially for the “competitive” side.

  • Jose Andres Celada Gonzalez

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Pokkén quite a bit but I don’t think I’d take it well if the main series would have the same battle system. Part of what I love is the style of gameplay. It may seem antiquated or even archaic to some, but I don’t think that it has overstayed its welcome. Turn based games still have a lot of entertainment value, and if Pokémon were to abandon those roots, I may drift away from the franchise.

    • TheReece25

      Same. If I wanted to play Pokken.. I would play Pokken. I hope they keep Cell Shading just make it HD. It’s closer to how they actually look I feel. I Don’t like the plastic toy model feel of Pokken

      • InfinityD4

        It’s the 3D equivalent of Henson’s Law

  • Banzai

    ugh, please no changes to the battle system. so many people would be pissed, me included.

    • oh noooo chaaange aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • TheReece25

    Acaso is right. Why would a game, coming out in a full year, already be localized? That sounds like a finishing touch. Suspicious

  • TheReece25

    https://youtu.be/D4iJpNWNxyo

    The latest Digimon World game play. I don’t understand how this would work at all for Pokemon. Or how they could get away with it being super similar.

  • LunaMoon

    So if these are correct, well then Gen 8 won’t be a good generation after all.

    • InfinityD4

      Even Gen 6 was Pretty Good, if only Because the PSS Amie Super Training and ORAS. FRANCE SUCKED

    • TheReece25

      If you don’t like the mechanics of Gen 8, then that means you won’t like any of the future games. I doubt they will change it a second major time after the next game. But this is just rumors

      • LunaMoon

        Hopefully these rumours are false because these additions all stink.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Hm not really, the only thing that can be damaging is the combat if everything goes wrong with it, the rest of things won’t make gen 8 bad at all.

    • That’s pretty rash to be saying before the year it may even come out happens ?

  • LunaMoon

    Where the heck is Meredith who gives you Swords Dance in Ultra Moon? I think she must have died or been kidnapped by some Flabebes, or she was sent to some insane asylum, as I can’t find her. I’M AT HER EXACT SPOT, and she’s not there. Really?!

  • EarthenWarrior

    Well today’s fakemon is based on my morning, it was pure garbage ergo my Pollution Poison type

    Wastenaut
    Bin Pkm
    Poison/Steel
    Liquid Ooze/Sturdy HA: Gooey
    A lime green snail like Pokémon made out of a gelatinous material, a lamprey like mouth and droopy eyes oddly it possesses thin arms and sticky fingers its back half of its body is housed in a tipped over steel drum

  • Sunniera 2.0

    The rumors put forth in this article aren’t really worrisome. The only thing that is a red flag for me would be the comparisons made to other battling franchises and games on the changes of combat. However, Pokémon has skimped on post-game content in favor of features that make the competitive scene much more accessible than before. I don’t think that any changes to the combat system will be too revolutionary, because they do not want to alienate people from the competitive scene. What does have me a little worried is the conflict in the upcoming generation (traditions and innovations). Don’t get me wrong it is a great conflict to center a story around. What I am worried about is that they might take the Aqua vs Magma route with this and that might be an excuse for them to have two versions for Gen VIII. (As I know that some of the people here are disgruntled by versions).

    • Michael Clarke

      there WILL be two versions for Gen VIII, that will never change, it’s always going to be that way, it’s super profitable for Game Freak

      • That wont work when the games cost 60 dollars each.

        People are more willing to pay 80$ than 100$

        Plus the Switch isn’t really made for that 2 people meeting up and trading with different versions thing.

  • DefensiveBastiodon

    I can see Z Moves coming back honestly, but not with motion controls lol I’ll buy the game regardless, but if they change the battle format it might be my last.

  • belmad

    Pokemon should stay turn based

  • Chris Mckenzie

    ever wonder what legendary pokemon would look like in this one?

    • Re:Seraph

      Hopefully a bug

      • Chris Mckenzie

        what kind a bug are we talking about

        • Re:Seraph

          At this point, literally any

  • Re:Seraph

    So , to all y’all peeps out there … my question is this. What kind of water starter do ya want in gen 8

    Another fish-
    Another mammal-
    Reptile-
    Amphibian-
    Birb-
    Crustacean-
    Something tendrilly- octopus, jellyfish, squid
    Some other invertebrate- manta ray
    Other- (comment and I’ll list it)

    I’ll tally the votes up and stuff

    • Amphibian

      • Re:Seraph

        1 for another amphibian

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      We already got a bird so I’m hoping for reptile

      • Re:Seraph

        1 vote for reptile

    • Shiny Fomantis

      We haven’t got a fish yet

      • Re:Seraph

        Mudkip
        Yes, it is 100% considered a fish

        • Shiny Fomantis

          It’s way more amphibian looking than most fish tho, it’s not a proper fish

          • Re:Seraph

            Oh I know, I’m still going to consider it one but I wouldn’t mind getting another

        • EarthenWarrior

          Itsa amphibian it’s an axoltol

          • Re:Seraph

            Mudskipper

    • LunaMoon

      I think we should get some sort of Jellyfish that becomes a Water-Poison or Water-Ghost at the end of its evo. It’d be unique and pretty cool.

    • Mammal, Oshawott and Popplio are my favorite water starters. Both are mammals. Mammal water starters are the best to me

    • Jack Artho

      I’ll take any kind of invertebrate (except for a manta ray, those are fish)

    • Josh Omega

      Going to be super specific here but I want a platypus! If not that N elephant or a crab will do too! Or maybe even a squid!

    • PumpkinLord

      I’m still waiting on my dolphin starter.

  • Re:Seraph

    I just want a bug/dragon type in gen 8
    Gimme that and I’m happy

    • EarthenWarrior

      A dragonfly… a little too on the nose

      • Re:Seraph

        I doubt I’ll get that lucky

      • Doctah Govnah

        dont we have one already

        • Re:Seraph

          Two

          • Doctah Govnah

            oh yea

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Supposedly Iwao said in an interview recently that they’re happy that people are enjoying USUM and that they will continue to hype up Pokemon in 2018 so everyone should look forward to that. I’d say while it’s not a given, it’s certainly another point towards 2018 being the release year for gen 8. Should be interesting to see.

    • Doctah Govnah

      plus u never know that Nintendo is like yo you gotta get a pokemon game out for it ASAP

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Supposedly they’re pushing for it so we shall see.

    • Shiny Fomantis

      Or its just spin off material or Gen 8 hype will begin in 2018 but it’ll be a 2019 release

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Never spin off. GF doesn’t make spin offs. It could just mean they’ll start talking about gen 8, but it could also mean the game might come out. Who knows at this point.

        • Shiny Fomantis

          GameFreak would still hype up a spin off

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            Not preemptively tho. Also not nearly as much as the Pokemon company itself. They’d at most retweet stuff about said spin off. They never have any hands on spin offs and rarely get very involved in promotion of them.

        • Michael Clarke

          TheUltramonster6893 there is no way it’s coming in 2018 BUT if it comes out early 2019 they will probably at least talk about it/reveal it mid-2018 for a early 2019 release

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            I won’t say it’s definitely coming next year, but talking in definites isn’t a wise thing to do. It’s best to keep an open mind and not tell people that they’re out right wrong. At least not unless you know 100% fact.

  • Kneesus

    Bring back gyms and gym leaders……that is all.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      They already said they would. They said that trials were a gen 7 thing only. Also what’s wrong with them changing things up anyway?

      • Kneesus

        Never said there was a problem with it, just that I prefer gym leaders. I guess I’m a traditionalist when it comes to gyms.

  • Deerlia

    I got a terrible toothache deers, it hurts like crazy!
    Although i was curious, anyone know any remedies for it other than gargling warm salt water?

    • EarthenWarrior

      Hold still
      Open wide
      And think of something pretty

      • The Butter Grinch

        Like Earthen

        • InfinityD4

          He’s the Prettiest Princess

      • Deerlia

        Well, your mother is a lovely person, she made the best mud pies and earth tea~

        • EarthenWarrior

          *Punches you in the mouth*
          *Knocks out every single tooth EXCEPT the aching one*

          • Deerlia

            That’s lovely, But i am simply going to ignore your Violence and say it was fixed, oki?

          • EarthenWarrior

            No

  • ShinyXatu

    No doubt Gen 8 is coming within the next 12-18 months, and all of this sounds great. I haven’t played much Pokken but the dynamics of it are worth investing in.
    I’m totally changing the subject but DAMN, I set up my PSVR this morning and it’s completely blown my mind! All I’ve done so far are the Rez Infinite and Thumper demos (Thumper is incredible), and I’m waiting to charge my Move controllers to try Job Simulator. I am now more excited for 2018 than ever before!!!

    • My little brother has been playin it quite a bit but I’m excited for SuperHot VR more than anything

  • LunaMoon

    Yay I finally got all 100 TMs now.

  • I would love to see what BOTW would be like if you could go into walls like in A Link To The Wild

    • A LINK TO THE PAST I MEAN

      • A LINK BETWEEN WORLDS

        • pokeblade101

          You can edit comments..

          • I know but you have to refresh and it was kinda a more major screw up. 😛

          • pokeblade101

            lol I guess

    • LunaMoon

      I mean they could make it possible considering they have that artist rabbit hood. I didn’t play that game but that hood’s description confirms its origins.

  • A change to the battle system sounds fuckin amazing

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Yeah especially if it’s real time, but idk about it being simpler, like for me it should be a little more complex really especially if it’s on a more complex console

    • pokeblade101

      I personally don’t like it unless this one turns out amazing

    • LunaMoon

      Meh IMO I don’t think they should simplify a system that’s already been popular.

    • The Butter Grinch

      Not really, at least imo

      • You’ve had 20 years of this battle system. How dare they try something new

        • The Butter Grinch

          A change could be nice, but this battle system sounds really not pokemon like.

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Lol we don’t even know how the combat looks like, only thing is that is similar to Digi world and that is real time and simpler. That’s it

          • It’s incredibly vague,. We would have to see it in action to get it but I don’t even care if it’s simpler. Can we all just accept that maybe these people want to try something different or are you scared you’ll like it?

          • The Butter Grinch

            I don’t think Pokemon games should stay the same, changes are needed, I just think they shouldn’t be too drastic. I’d prefer Baby Steps.

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Why, baby steps will eventually lead to a drastic change sooner or later so it won’t really matter if they make the change sooner or later

          • The Butter Grinch

            I’d just prefer a smoother transition from the current battle system to a new one

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Eh, I say that having it sooner would allow for improvements on it in the future

          • Fuuck that

            You have so many damn games using this tired system you can go back to

          • Xeno

            I was once an impatient lad like you.

            There was a time, as a Final Fantasy fan, where I wanted the franchise to go full “real time”. I thought a huge change would be better than no change.

            Then we got FF X – 2.

            I never went back to Final Fantasy.

            Never ask for this, APPRECIATE THESE SMALL STEPS.

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Yes really, it can make the already good combat system even better

  • I hate Litleo rn

    I want a damn Male one because the female is just flat out badly designed imo, but no they have the same chance as finding a female Salandit! I found a damn riolu before a male Litleo
    *Throws small table a toy car

  • We have to at least put some faith into them. I don’t want it to be true. Especially the part about the battle system. This is why I hate that the Chinese have legal access to the games now. They are leaking machines. They leaked a boat load of info for Sun and Moon.

    • China does what it wants cause it knows they could just jolt prices up on everything

      • I hate China. Pokemon has just been slipping imo because we know everything so far in advance thanks to them getting the games legally now.

        • Wtf are you on about? So the Chinese population shouldn’t have Video Games get leaked? Oh fuuck off with that bullshit.

    • Michael Clarke

      while some of this info may be true, some might not be, not all info leaked by chinese is always true, usually some is and some isn’t, they usually put fake info in there alongside real info so Nintendo doesn’t find out

      • I just hope to Arceus above that the battle system changes are fake. That would mean no more turns, no more order, and then that would mean more civilization!

  • Does anyone have any idea what it means by the battle system being in “real time”? I hate to sound like an idiot. But the only RPG’s I’ve played are the first two Paper Mario, Pokemon, and the Mario and Luigi series. Lol.

    • InfinityD4

      You don’t take Turns. like how Zelda Combat works but with RPG elements.

      • Oh god. That would suck. 3/10. Might not buy if this is true.

        • YOU HAVENT EVEN SEEN THE SYSTEM

          • Shiny Fomantis

            Calm down a bit, it’s not worth getting annoyed over

    • pokeblade101

      It’s like Pokken. When you click to use a move it immediately uses it.

      • Not necissarily

        • pokeblade101

          Actually it means the battle is happening at the time you are playing it like in real time.

    • Armaggedon16

      A ‘real time’ rpg would be like Tales or like some of the FF games. You still have movesets and stats and everything, but you have some degree of movement and and the option to block or dodge..it may very well Destroy competitive pokemon if implemented, but may make the actual games fun

  • Pokemon fans are so scared of change I swear to god

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      I mean, they’re fans of a franchise that has barely changed, it makes sense.

    • It’s the old saying. If it aint broke, don’t fix it. I don’t want Digimon World and a Pokken style format in the main games. Just stick with what works. PLEASE GAME FREAK!

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        The can can make the combat much better if they make it in active time tho, and if they don’t take big risks then they won’t be able to improve much imo

        • pokeblade101

          This said simpler which is not better. The combat is already pretty good and improved.

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Simpler doesn’t mean worse tho. And having an active time battle system
            well executed would definitely be an improvement tbh.

          • pokeblade101

            If it is fun and also has a competitive side then sure it can be great if executed well. One reason lots of adults buy Pokemon and enjoy it is because of the competitive side as it causes people to think and it isn’t as easy to get good at. It takes skill.

      • Yeah well that’s a dumb saying in this situation because it means we can NEVER try anything new. We’re just going to play the same game for 20 more years with minimal change

        • The Butter Grinch

          I’m not really on their side, but Tbh if diffrent battle system Spin offs sold as well as main series, we’d probably get a change in the main series

          • Spin offs never sell as well as the main series in ANY franchise. It doesn’t make sense to base it off that

          • Xeno

            *Cough*

            – Mario Kart
            – Smash Bros
            – Persona
            – Donkey Kong Country
            – Pokemon Mystery Dungeon

            Funny how there are numberous examples of this, yet you chose to ignore them to prove your point.

  • PumpkinLord

    The change to the battle system could either be good or bad depending on how it’s executed. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    • I hope Game Freak honestly knows what they are doing. A lot of fans (myself included) are already up in arms about the possible changes to the battle system. And a lot of fans are expecting a high quality product from Game Freak, like what Zelda and Mario got for their debuts on the Switch.

      • PumpkinLord

        I wouldn’t worry about it. If the changes end up being bad and people don’t like it, they go back to the old battle system. If it’s good, they keep it.

  • Armaggedon16

    Pokemon fans are awesome.
    Complaining about even the slightest thought of change. How about we see is this change is good or bad before complaining

    • PumpkinLord

      Preach

    • pokeblade101

      Lol This is a big change. Their complaining is justified. Discussing the changes isn’t that bad tbh.

      • Shiny Fomantis

        A big change we haven’t seen at all. The change might be objectively better in every way but people would still complain before seeing it because

        • pokeblade101

          It is still a big change nonetheless. A change to the battle system like this means the way competitive used to work is right out the window. I’m honestly waiting to see if this is true and works great but I see why people complain.

          • Shiny Fomantis

            I can understand why people would be afraid for the future of comp, but unlike games such as Overwatch or League, Pokémon is a game where the single player or more intimate mutliplayer (casual battling and trades) are the main focus. This can really help Pokémon become a better experience and I don’t see why people are complaining but I can see why they’re worried. But you can be worried and not immediately take it to negativity.

          • pokeblade101

            I get what you mean but the thought of this changing may be a lot to people. Like a system you have gotten used to for years and have gotten good at it to just go away like that and you know competitive can’t work like it used to before. I guess though Gamefreak targets the casuals more anyway since they make up the most the fanbase. As long as this is really fun I can bare with it.

          • Competitive Pokémon honestly sucks. It’s incredibly unbalanced. If they changed the system, it could give them an opportunity to balance it or even do what I’ve been saying and turn the stadium series into a competitive focused game with team building and online matchups using the old combat system

          • pokeblade101

            Actually tbh what is worrying me here is that, as they say, it is like Pokken and stuff how would it work? Pokken took a whole year and only had like 21 characters. How will they implement all Pokemon into this and work? This is why I’m leaning a bit towards fake here but then again idk the details of this system.

          • No

            It’s not going to be a fighting game

          • pokeblade101

            How would you think this will work? The way they explained it certainly looks like every fighting game out there.

          • Yeah want to know why…

            Mega’s!

          • Shiny Fomantis

            No. It’s because they’re trying to make a single player game competitive and it doesn’t work because not every Pokémon is made with comp in mind. Many megas are inferior to non Mega Pokémon

          • Mega Rayquaza and Scizor….

            And yeah, but Mega’s are a piece to why comp. is broken

          • Shiny Fomantis

            Mega Scizor isn’t even that bad and Mega Rayquaza is even banned even in official tourneys.

            Clearly your knowledge of comp is limited considering a lot of teams don’t even run Megas now that there’s new toys out there

          • I have played local comp. Tourneys of Gen.6 before and M-Rayquaza wasn’t banned in it

            So for most Comp. It’s banned, but not everywhere and at every event

            And dude… I go on Showdown what once a week for an hour to fight 3 matches, of course my knowledge is limited, but have you ever played in an official non-online tourney?

          • Shiny Fomantis

            That’s not GameFreak’s problem. That’s a problem with your local community for not banning it. It’s banned by official rules.

            You can participate in something and not be knowledge about it and vice versa lol

          • But still have you ever faced in a local non-online Tournament?

          • Shiny Fomantis

            No, but it doesn’t invalidate my point. Unless you’re an absolute pro, it doesn’t give you much Ground to stand on either. Megas aren’t that gamebeaking considering most of them have BSTs in line with the stronger regular Pokémon

          • I honestly now do want to apologize as looking back I haven’t competed since ORAS XD

      • Armaggedon16

        …… It’s a rumour. And if it’s true how about we actually see how it’s implemented.
        Omg let’s complain because there’s a chance something may be different even tho we don’t know how different

        • pokeblade101

          So cuz it is a rumour you can’t discuss it? Nothing wrong with discussing what the rumour is about. This alone shows it is a big change.

          • Armaggedon16

            My point isn’t that people are discussing. My point is how the Pokemon fandom starts crying everytime they hear someone talk about change. Ofcourse change may ruin it, and you should not have to like it, but at least give it a chance rather than shutting yourself to everything except of what you’re familiar with

          • pokeblade101

            Yeah ik but change can be scary for many I guess.

        • Shiny Fomantis

          I defo agree on a 2019 release, it’d be better for the game itself

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        This is better than no change at all really, we haven’t even seen anything about the combat yet like, it can be much better than the actual one

        • pokeblade101

          Change would have happened regardless. It is a big change you are looking at here. I’ll wait to see how things pan out. Feel like it should be a 2019 release too.

    • Inb4 it’s really bad and veterans of the series start to quit. I’m honestly on the fence about this. I hope that it’s not true to be quite plain about it. But if it is true, I guess we’ll see how Game Freak implements a Digimon/Pokken battle like style to the main games.

      • Armaggedon16

        Dude I’m literally playing tales rn and it can easily be implemented. Literally the only downside would be competitive and perhaps speed stat

        • Ultron

          Essentially getting rid of speed stat would ruin so many pokemon

      • Shiny Fomantis

        Zelda and Mario made extreme, potentially alienating changes and they’re amazing games. I wish people wouldn’t make change this boogeyman when in reality it’s a neutral force that is risky, but may take off extremely well and make the series even better.

    • If it’s sorta like how PJ worded it a Rock-paper-scissors deal, I’m all for it

      And for all of you who are keeping record. When I hear it’s likely then I’ll roll with it, till then I’ll be a tad bitter

    • Chaos

      This applies to all fandoms, not just Pokemon.

      Also change isn’t hated cos it’s new, but because it”s never implemented as well as the original idea, or we are never given what we are promised, but as always we can give it a shot.

    • Ultron

      Well I’ll be honest, I don’t think simplifying the battle system is something of importance, but if it turns out to be a good change then I’m all for it

  • If Pokémon fans were only ever given cake for dessert their entire life and they never had anything different. They would flip their sh*t if they saw a pie for the first time

    • Armaggedon16

      That’s not the problem.
      You can dislike pie.
      The problem is when you say “we might give you pie”
      They would lose their minds even though they don’t know what pie is

      • That’s kinda my point

      • I won’t lose my mind till I know what pie is 😛

        • Bitch please

          Everytime I brought up change you got all defensive

          • Yeah we’ll now I know change is imminent I have subsided and decided to roll with it

            Just like the Alola starters I didn’t like them till they were legit, now I just roll with it

    • The Butter Grinch

      Okay, I kinda agree with you, but this analogy sucks

    • Chaos

      But if the cake tasted good, but then we tried pie and it tasted terrible do we hate the pie cos it’s different or because we didn’t like its taste.

      Obviously we will give it a shot, but I hate this notion that the only reason people dislike something is cos it’s new.

    • Xeno

      This is a terrible analogy.

      Because sure, maybe a Pie is fine.

      But they’ll still have a preference for cake.

      And that’s the key word. Preference.

  • Shiny Fomantis

    Honestly, I think the best course of action would be for Pokémon to separate their singleplayer orientated aspects and competitive based aspects into two different games. Balancing both is near impossible and just damages both. Comp brings a ton of useless clutter and complexity to singleplayer whilst casual means comp can’t be balanced as well as it should be.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      The thing is that if they care enough for competitive to make a game just for it, I mean I know that worlds exists but the casual fanbase is still much bigger than the competitive one. (and the new battle system can also be competitive viable who knows)

      • Shiny Fomantis

        Worlds gets them attention and revenue. It ain’t going anywhere soon

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          I’m not saying that they would remove worlds, like they can just make Worlds only have USUM for the rest of the years while new games with other battle system still get released.

          I’m saying that I don’t think they will make another game just for worlds

  • UnburdenedLegume

    I hope the innovation legend is water/psychic dolphin

    • The Butter Grinch

      What the heck has that to do with innovation

      • The Butter Grinch

        ??

      • UnburdenedLegume

        about as much as tradition so who gives a rats ass

        • The Butter Grinch

          wut

        • Shiny Fomantis

          Um okay calm down Beyoncé

    • Shiny Fomantis

      > Psychic
      > Legend
      > Water
      > The most common type
      > ‘innovative’

      >:P

  • My Uncle must be generous or crazy

    He bought me a brand new hp laptop for Christmas that I got today

  • A battle system where I can dodge and block attacks is something I’ve kinda wanted as a kid watching the anime. If they can tell their Pokémon to dodge then why can’t I?

    I also always wanted something like combo attacks such as how Dawn would use bubble beam with Piplum then use Mamoswine to freeze it.

    They could do some Breath of the Wild Chemistry engine stuff

    • The Butter Grinch

      Dodging sounds cool, but I hope Blocking won’t be a thing. That’d make Protect useless.

      • pokeblade101

        Maybe blocking can only be used with protect 😛

      • Then remove protect

        • The Butter Grinch

          No. Just don’t add block.

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            What’s the matter with removing protect tho

          • The Butter Grinch

            That it’s cool and makes more sense than blocking

          • No?? The fuckin Mario and Luigi series has already been doin this stuff

          • Xeno

            Siiiigh. Comments like this infuriate me as a M&L fan.

            There is a reason why M&L has blocking and dodging implemented in its mechanics.

            It’s because M&L main form of challenge is button presses and timing. (As well as figuring out if the hammer or jumping is most effective on an enemy.)

            Pokemon’s form of challenge is making the most of a limited moveset by choosing the moves that suit you best, understanding the type chart, and catching and training the Pokemon. (With a bit of RNG to go with it.)

            They’re both challenging in their own ways because they’re executed differently.

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Lmao no every Pkm that can learn TMs can learn protect, so nothing would change

          • The Butter Grinch

            But if it takes up a move spot to tackle something, it makes sense that it’d take a move spot to block almost any attack

          • Ultron

            I dont think it would take up a move slot

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            We’re talking about a potentially different combat tho, and those rules probably wouldn’t apply anymore. And that’s also like saying that the “flee from battle” should be a move slot too

      • Shiny Fomantis

        Block = Reduces damage
        Protect = Nullifies damage

    • Shiny Fomantis

      “. If they can tell their Pokémon to dodge then why can’t I?”

      Because the anime doesn’t need to worry about balancing the mechanic whilst the game does :p

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      We kinda have combos rn even though they’re lame, but yeah hopefully a new battle system would allow them to get creative like that :0

  • I just hope we still have our normal battle screens are still able to select from a menu and take turns and have the rock-paper-scissors mechanic. Taking turns and the rock-paper-scissors mechanic mean everything to me and what has made the series work for 20+ years. The other features like blocking moves and grabbing or whatever are fine. I don’t play competitively. I honestly think the people that are the most angry about these possible changes are ones that play competitively. Just as long as we are able to take turns like previous games and still do a rock-paper-scissors fashion that the series is know for, then I’ll be fine.

    • PJ actually got me excited for a Rock-paper-scissors style

      It just sounds less… Idk what, but sounds more comforting then “Scrap everything you know about battling because a while brand new, complex style is making way”

  • The Butter Grinch

    Does the Switch have a mic? Cause I thought of voice commanding your pokemon as an option. Like the Switch could recognise names of moves and stuff like ”Dodge”

    • No

      • The Butter Grinch

        I assume that’s to the question?

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Lol cuz using Z-moves with gyro controls wasn’t gimmicki enough

    • Ultron

      That sounds hella complicated to implement and I dont want them wasting time and resources on that to be honest. Gamefreak should focus on fixing issues instead of adding more stuff

  • PumpkinLord

    Love how people are assuming the new changes will be bad for Pokemon despite not knowing anything about them.

    • The Butter Grinch

      Okay, there are like 15 posts about this already guys, let’s stop

      • I agree, it’s hard to go play with my new laptop and miss this type of stuff

      • Shiny Fomantis

        People are just desperate to talk about something because the whole years been a drought. And plus, people are actually speaking about the article for once :p

    • I have not once after hearing this complained about it.

      Before hand I did, so all who bring that up to this fite me

  • Shiny Fomantis

    I think people are taking these leaks far too to heart when they’re probably fake. Zeraora hasn’t been revealed meaning that it’s probably the surprise for this movie, as we haven’t gotten cross Gen mythical stuff yet and it has nothing special about it besides its signature move.

    GameFreak and the anime deliberately co-ordinate mythical reveals because they’re literally cross promotion for the anime and games. So it’s not like the anime company chose this seperage to the games. Because Zeraora will be the sole 2018 mythical, this points toward 2019 being the launch date for PokéSwitch.

    Of course, there are a variety of different things that could happen that could null this, but I’m just not seeing it tbh.

    • Chaos

      Of course they’re fake but that doesn’t mean we can’t b**** about them.

      Also most people are focusing on the battling changes (which is the only thing that has any kind of weight behind it) and ignoring mostly everything else.

      • Beh I’m content with it all

        I honestly want Italy as its the second biggest destination I want to visit one day

      • Shiny Fomantis

        Of course not everyone is, but some people are.

    • pokeblade101

      I kinda believe Italy or Spain though because of all the evidence and Ash wearing the Spain colours in the new movie.

    • Just like you all took Ash’s collar, a simple miniscule detail they added for a better design. Into this intricate detailed theory that it has anything to do with Gen.8…

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Reboot the whole damn thing. Dying franchise who keep making the mistake of catering their product to kids when the majority of their customers these days are (young) adults.

    If Pokemon wont do this, they wont make it to gen 10.

    • Ultron

      Pokemon isnt dying though…? Dont fearmonger

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Its the same repetitive garbage every time? They just reskin it with every new gen like island trials, kahunas etc? You defeat the trials, beat the evil team, beat the league and then you’re done. Are you saying this hasnt been going on for 20 years lol?

        • I agree with that but it’s still selling
          You’re arguing the wrong point

        • Ultron

          Just because it’s not innovating as much as it could doesn’t mean it’s dying. Pokemon is like the second highest grossing video game franchise ever. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon

        • Shiny Fomantis

          Repetitive =/= dying

          Otherwise this argument would’ve died

    • PumpkinLord

      “Dying franchise”

      So your one of THOSE people.

    • Shiny Fomantis
    • It’s not a dying franchise but yes

      Please reboot it

    • glauca

      A dying franchise that makes Nintendo and Pokemon Company millions. okay.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Is still making millions, how is it dying? I can see it dropping in quality but not dying

      • Shiny Fomantis

        It’s not even dropping in quality, it’s rollercoastering. Which is arguably even worse because it sets up hopes and expectations

        • glauca

          Objectively, there is no bad Pokemon game. There all good in their own right. It’s our biases that illustrate whether we like one title over another.

          • Shiny Fomantis

            I’d argue that from an objective standpoint, it has rollercoastered (in terms of quantity of content, bug/glitch management, how polished it is) but of course, it will be completely different for everyone from an objective standpoint. Gen VII is actually one of my favorites, only behind DPPt and Gen 5

          • Ultron

            Objectively I would argue that X&Y are very subpar though.

  • Ultron

    Y’all think the pokemon fandom is bad, try the star wars one lol

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Ikr, saying that the new movie is worse than the prequels just because it’s ok instead of “as amazing as the originals”

      • Ultron

        The prequels are sh*tty ass movies. I like them and will watch them, but the writing and generally the acting are just not good. Anyone who is saying that last jedi is objectively worse is just a biased idiot who doesnt WANT to like the new movies.

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    I’ve had the idea that maybe there’s an option to change whatever the new standard battle system is to the old turn based. Sort of like how now we have the set and switch options.

  • PumpkinLord

    So on another topic, what do you guys think about there being no new mega evolutions?

    • Ultron

      Disappointing, but not surprising. I just want cross gens ultimately

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Bad. Gen 5 6 and 7 really need some

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      I mean I think that’s kind of a given. Why would they continue a mechanic from 2 gens earlier?

    • The Butter Grinch

      Kinda a bummer, tho I knew that they were dead since Sun/Moon

    • It’s fuckin stupid if they’re keeping z moves

      • Chaos

        They are also ‘keeping’ mega evolutions, just not adding new ones.

        • Ffs you know what I mean

          • Chaos

            Yeah, but it’s no different to the z-move thing.
            Both Megas and Z-Moves will return, we just won’t have any new one.

            Alolan’s will remain Alola Exclusive and maybe added in someway via a Post-game feature.

          • The Butter Grinch

            Yeah, No. If they’re making a Z-move gimmick, they’ll make new Z-Moves

      • The Butter Grinch

        They’re keeping Z-Moves just for the Joy-Con gimmick

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        And especially if it’s just because a gimmick from the switch too

      • UnburdenedLegume

        They dont even serve any purpose if we’re being honest. Just a cheap excuse to introduce dance moves into active gameplay because ”20th anniversary, need to add some festive content you know”

        • Ultron

          I appreciate what they tried to do with them, but I kind of also see it as a lazy excuse to not make megas or cross gens. Like, “Well z moves can be applied to all pokemon, where megas and cross gens are so limited!”

          • UnburdenedLegume

            But certain Pokemon really need a mega or cross-gen evo. I think the problem lies with the design department and their lack of creativity. Its easier to come up with overpowered moves than designing a whole new Pokemon for an already existing species

          • Ultron

            That’s also an issue I see with it :/ I just want complete pokemon that aren’t garbage on their own or have designs that are unfinished. Is that so much to ask for?

    • Not a surprise to be honest. Mega Evolutions seemed like a one time big feature thing for Generation 6.

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Shounen was peaking in Japan at that time and Megas in the anime is basically just going super saiyan

        • The Butter Grinch

          And Z-Moves are Kamehamehas

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Not surprised and i’d rather have cross-gen evos like mentioned below

  • Riahi

    Fake af, especially the changing of the core gameplay

  • Shiny Fomantis

    Z-Moves being kept over Megas makes sense because whilst they’re not anywhere near as exciting, they’re easier to balance (every Pokémon can use them) and are more efficient to pump out (they don’t need new designs, just new animations).

    Would it be disappointing if Z-Moves stayed over Megas? Would be for me. But is it surprising? No.

    • Ultron

      The thing with megas is that once they make one they basically have to include it and a way to get the stone in all future titles. But they can remove z moves at any time and there’s no change

      • Shiny Fomantis

        They introduced Megas with the perfect way to retgone them. They only exist in select timelines. If they want, they can easily remove them.

        And I do think they’ll keep Megas, I was lore meaning it makes sense why they’d focus more on Z-Moves. I do feel Megas will stay as a post game thing

        • Ultron

          Ugh that’s a good point. Another time line thing :I

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      It’s surprising to me because Z-Moves really felt like an Alola only thing, but not only that, how can they implement new Z-rings with gyms in a pkm game? Like they’d just give Z-Crystals instead of Badges? Because trials really felt like an only Alola thing as well

      • Z-Crystals could be like Mega Stones in XY

        Hidden throughout the region waoting to be found

        • Shiny Fomantis

          God no. That’s a terrible way to implement a feature, especially when it’s a selling point. Megas were handled terribly in XY because most were post game

          • Maybe make them… Not post game ?

            In ORAS you could get stones as early as Slateport City main play as I obtained Alakazamite and Manectrite there during my game.

          • Shiny Fomantis

            The fact they’re randomly scattered is still dumb. It means they’re being utilised poorly. Maybe if they were a side function, but not the selling point

          • Yeah if they were a side quest to get would be more fun

            I think focusing a game around Mega’s or Z-Moves is a but dumb, just focus it around what matters. All the Pokémon

  • Leaked footage of the new combat system

    https://media.giphy.com/media/rCftUAVPLExZC/giphy.gif

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Real talk tho if its anything remotely similar to DW, heads are gonna have to roll

      • why

        • UnburdenedLegume

          I dont like DW

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Nah that’s just people disagreeing on the combat system

  • glauca

    The only issue I have is how the localization team would even know about a change in combat. They would know story details of course, but not an alteration to core combat. Personally, I like Pokemon combat how it is. We’ll see if there is an actual changes. I feel like Wi-Fi Battles would be extremely different if dodging, blocking, and the sorts were added to the title. Honestly, it’s too early to say. We’ll just have to wait for more information, which is obviously coming next year.

    • Riahi

      info may not come out until early 2019

  • Armaggedon16

    Z-Moves are a pretty bad mechanic compared to megas.
    Most of the time in compe, a normal item is better rather than a one time move and a Pokemon getting a mega is much better for it then getting it’s own z move.
    So it’s incredibly stupid that they stopped with megas.

  • With the new battle system, if it is true, when we attack, I wonder if we’ll still be able to select from four moves? I hope that stays as well as taking turns and the rock-paper-scissors mechanic.

    • Riahi

      If there’s a change in the battle system it won’t kill the core gameplay, so expect four moves to stay

    • Shiny Fomantis

      Taking turns is the most likely thing to go if there’s an overhaul, but four moves is much more secure and they’re never going to remove the type chart.

  • Shiny Fomantis

    Is anyone else happy that conversation is actually about the article? Way better than petty USUM drama and redundant starter wars :p

    • Meh, the only problem is its basically the same fight under a different name, just slightly altered

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Lol we ain’t fighting just debating and arguing, disagreeing isn’t bad seriously.

        • I’m actually going to just say it here after a few times of deleting it (I have wanted to say this at least 5 times but always delete it)

          This same discussion Star has repeated at least 8 times since USUM’s announcement and now it’s getting on my nerves

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            The one where she thinks that Pkm should change? What’s so wrong about discussing that? If you it’s getting in your nerves you should just ignore it tho

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Heel yeah too bad tomorrow this conversation is gonna die out and we’re gonna get back to the same ol “USUM drama and redundant starter wars” stuff

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Retain infinite TMs, Ride pkmn (and expand on them). Bring back seasons, compatibility with Bank & older games. Add option to have the first pokemon in your party outside its ball like HGSS (optional)

    Take the combat system of Ni No Kuni 2

    • This sounds cliché af

      Would you rather have something old and already used? or something new that could be better?

      • UnburdenedLegume

        You talking abt the battle system?

        • The whole list, never played that game so I also should add I’m curious to whats it like in battles?

          I would love some of these things back, but some of these things especially the walking a Pokemon is very used and dated that people always put on lists of wants

          • “I’ve never payed that game. It shouldn’t take inspiration from it”

          • Shiny Fomantis

            Is there need to be so blunt? Kurusu’s a nice person lol

          • Wasn’t talking about the battle system

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Infinite TMs, ride pkmn and seasons were actually really good additions to the games though? A reboot doesnt necessarily have to mean to leave everything you’ve known to this point behind. You can take some aspects from older games and still make a reboot

          • True, maybe I should’ve just not called it cliche, knowing I like all this stuff too

          • Either you forgot where to place quotes or you are adding things I never said to it

            I didn’t say it shouldn’t take inspiration from the game, I was curious to how they battle in it

          • UnburdenedLegume

          • This I’m ok with and actually was what I pictured when hearing this morning

            So I agree with you there

          • Also maybe people say they want waking with Pokémon back because it’s a good harmless feature

      • You’re using this argument against the Pokémon battle system that has been in place for 21 years

        • Shiny Fomantis

          He’s allowed to complain about copying another franchise’s battle mechanics. As repetitive as Pokémon is imo, it has a unique system.

          • No it doesn’t really? It’s like most other 90s RPG s with Rock Paper Scissors mechanics

          • Shiny Fomantis

            What? No other RPG preceeding it had the switching mechanic, four move structure, or a type table as complex. I know you don’t like the system but you’re underselling it lol

          • UnburdenedLegume

            At the core they are turn based RPGs and thats not exactly unique

          • Shiny Fomantis

            You can do this to literally any video game lol

          • Yes but those are things added to the traditional turn based combat system. Its an ok system but it’s not exactly ground breaking

          • Shiny Fomantis

            At this point there’s so much video games that nothing is exactly ‘groundbreaking’ besides the rare anomaly that eventually gets sixty million copies

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Eh, it’s just FF1 battle system with a few tweaks like switching, not really that unique

          • Shiny Fomantis

            Ah yes, the FF1 system but with a team of six used in limited numbers at a time and can be switched in battle, with streamlined mechanics, and a complex type chart. Which are all core aspects that differ heavily from FF1. It’s like saying BOTW and Zero Dawn are the same game

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Differ from FF1 but don’t really make stand out, the switching is indeed unique but the type chart doesn’t differ at all with FF, like it’s just any type chart from any other RPG but with more elements and that doesn’t really make it more complex

          • Shiny Fomantis

            I mean a type chart is defined in complexity by how many types are on it and how they interact and Pokémon has like 2-3 times more elements than most other RPGs and dual types but sure not complex at all

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            No. Quantity won’t make it complex, the different interactions between the types make it complex, and the interactions between types in Pkm are basic. It’s different from other RPGs due to the sheer number of types in it but that doesn’t make it complex.

          • Shiny Fomantis

            Each type has a number of interactions rather than the one or two or cycle style other RPGs have. There’s a larger number of types. The Pokémon type chart is way more complex than other RPGs and pretending its not doesn’t achieve anything lol. I mean hell it’s even called a type ‘chart’ when other RPGs don’t need a whole chart

          • pokeblade101

            It is unique to set itself apart from all the rest. It is turn based but that doesn’t mean it isn’t unique. It is more complex than you are making it out to be.

    • Ultron

      I want seasons back so badly.

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Even if its just for Sawsbuck, was such a cool feature man

        • Ultron

          It so was, and it made replaying a new experience. Maybe I’m exaggerating, but I loved it

  • Riahi

    People are afraid of change, it’s normal, but I think change is always welcome as long as you don’t kill the foundation that was built for the past 20 years

    • I’m so afraid of these rumors. All I want is for the option to still use four moves, turns, and rock-paper-scissors to remain. I don’t care what else they do to the battle system. The blocking and grabbing features are fine.

      • Riahi

        Don’t expect drastic changes if theres any at all, I’m very skeptical about these rumors honestly as Gamefreak would have to take so much risk to gain so little

        • They could lose a lot of fans if these changes go through. A LOT of people are up in arms already and nothing has been confirmed.

          • Riahi

            yeah which is why I highly doubt these changes are true

          • Tessa Bain

            Or is about to not be true when they realize how stupid they were at even thinking about changing it.

            It’s definitely possible to get them to act based on our feedback if we’re loud enough. They did NOT intend to announce the Switch version(s) being in development at E3, for example, they only did so because people were complaining very loudly about there not being a Switch port of US/UM.

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Why four moves? Should be way more

        • Shiny Fomantis

          Because with four moves you actually have to think about what loves you’re taking into battle with that mon. Any more and Mons with amazing coverage would dominate and battle prep becomes immediately more mindless. I think a slight increase would be good but a lot more doesn’t suit anything resembling the current model

      • TheNintendoChip

        Why be afraid of something that could very well be false?

      • Ultron

        I thought you said you weren’t going to buy a switch anyway?

        • Shiny Fomantis

          He might change his mind some day tho? Plus even if he doesn’t bug a switch of course he’d like to see a series he likes succeed.

          • Ultron

            I know, but why care about gameplay if you’re not going to play the game? Pokemon will succeed financially regardless. The question is whether or not the changes work (provided rumor is true)

        • UnburdenedLegume

          A Switch is worth the money even without pokemon tbf

          • I’d buy it for Odessy, but I’d rather wait for Star Allies to come out

          • Odyssey

          • My keypad doesn’t have its spelling corrected for it

            Should be fixed now

        • I already have a Switch. I got one back in April.

          • Ultron

            Hm, I must be thinking of someone else. Sorry bout that

  • The thing that I found interesting that I learned a few days ago is that Reggie Fils-Aime said right after E3 when the game was announced to be in development that the Switch game would be a “traditional find, battle, train type experience.” So that could potentially backfire on the rumor’s face, though it’s hard to argue with Chinese leakers that got two of the three points for USUM right in the story on Pokejungle back in October. I honestly don’t know what to believe anymore. The Chinese are just too damn leaky now that they have legal access to the main series games. Look what happened with Sun and Moon. A complete disaster. We knew everything months in advance thanks to that “Riddler” guy.

    • Riahi

      dont take the leaks to heart it’s super unlikely for gamefreak to change the battle system, dont worry

    • I think he is just trying to reiterate that it is indeed main series and not a spin off. There are plenty of people who thought they wouldn’t move to the Switch

  • UnburdenedLegume
    • Shiny Fomantis

      Late :p

    • Riahi

      gen 8 confirmed lul

      • The Butter Grinch

        Nah, probably a Spin off

  • The Butter Grinch

    Watched live action Beauty and the Beast and Beast here really reminded me of Kylo Ren

  • Pokémon Go is actually kind of Pokémon in its most basic form.

    Catching and battling Pokémon is all the series really needs to be. The way they go about that can change

    • The Butter Grinch

      I’d say gyms or something like that should be there too

      • -.-

        The point
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        Your head

        • Shiny Fomantis

          I mean,, what he’s saying makes sense. Gyms provide narrative and progressive structure whilst not interfering much with the story itself

    • Xeno

      though, Pokemon GO is very boring.

  • Hey guys which sounds best to do on my laptop when I figure it out

    -Emerald Extreme randomizer
    -Sage version
    -Other Emulator for Pokemon

    • Shiny Fomantis

      Ditch Sage and play Clover ?

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Randomnizers are so much fun

      • I honestly want to see… How erratic will it get

        • UnburdenedLegume

          I wish the GBA emulator would work properly on my laptop so i can play Emerald & FR/LG randomnizers. I dont have my PC yet for another 3 weeks fgs

          • Sorry about that friend 🙁

            What happened to your PC?

          • UnburdenedLegume

            I moved to a new country and PC is packed with the furniture. Shipping takes 4 weeks from the Netherlands to the Americas

          • D:
            Hope it comes soon my dude

          • UnburdenedLegume

            january 6th but then it has to stay with customs for another 10 days

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Randomizer

  • Well guys, I think that I’m going to take my leave. I’m going to have dinner and watch Episodes 15 and 16 of Chuggaaconroy’s Black and White Let’s Play to get my mind off of things. Thanks for the good discussion as always! Good night everyone!

    • Shiny Fomantis

      Bye! Have a good time dude

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Aww I really like Chugga :0

      Hope you have a good time!

    • Fedex

      Sleep well dude

  • Fedex

    Hello junglers it’s been a while :]

    • Oh god why

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        :]

        • Shiny Fomantis

          :̶̡̤͓̥̲͙̪̻̩͓͉̙̼̫̦̙̪͎̱̦]̵̸̧͇̦͉͕̙̬̰̯͍͔̱̭͘

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            ____
            / |_ |
            / | |
            / | |
            / _| |
            |____|

            (I tried and failed terribly)

      • Fedex

        I’ve missed you too, greatly

      • The Butter Grinch

        Really subtle there, Star

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          No need for subtlety

        • Shiny Fomantis

          It’s basically a running gag and they both know where they stand in their interactions

          • It always goes to pot… (Brownie points to whoever understands this reference that even i didn’t know till about a week ago)

        • Yeah well if you can’t tell I’m kinda fuckin done with everything and the last thing I needed was him coming back

          • Then walk away from the Jungle for a while and chill.

            If your done, then cool down and come back when your in a better mood.

            I’d rather you cool for an hour or more then come back, then a bad argument goes down and you leave forever

          • Fedex

            I haven’t comeback to specifically speak with you and I never left in the first place There are many other junglers here.
            Of course if you behave then there won’t be any issues between us.

      • This comment actually has me wondering

        Why do you hate LunaMoon?
        I remember why you don’t like Fedex, but you never quite answered why LunaMoon?

        • UnburdenedLegume

          He spams the comment section with irrelevant thrash

          • Fedex

            Really?? They seemed like really cool to me.

          • They were interesting, but constant and not much of convo starters

            I agree it was a bit much, but Fairy is right that he’s new and almost all newcomers do that till they settle in after while

          • Fedex

            I guess a lot happens when you’re away.
            What else have I missed? Plz say thevye announced DP remakes??

          • Nope this is the most recent news not retaining to GO

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Brand of canned cooked meat made by Hormel Foods Corporation.

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Also I don’t think she “hates” it, hate is a strong word. She just dislike a lot of stuff that he posts I assume

          • My comment to Fairy is my response

            I probably shouldn’t have posted this as it could be thought of as rude or offensive:(

        • Shiny Fomantis

          I don’t hate Luna but I find the diarrheaposting annoying. But they’re new and they’ll learn.

          I don’t think accusing people of hating others helps much

          • I wasn’t accusing I thought the other day I saw Star post the word “hate” refering to him and I just wanted to know

            If I am wrong then I’m must’ve misread and I’ll just delete this

          • TheNintendoChip

            Mashing a word with posting didn’t go so well for my dyslexic brain (I first read it as disheartened posting)

            But I agree.

          • Shiny Fomantis

            Oh sorry dude, but disheartened posting wouldn’t be super far off either considering that’s the effect it had :p

    • Hello 🙂

      I wondered where you went

      • Fedex

        Oh hi friend 🙂
        Well I’ve been a little busy, plus it’s slow news season but people like yourself make me comeback!
        How are you? How’s life?

        • Pretty good, Christmas was pretty good for me and I got alot of Good stuff

          How are you?

          • Fedex

            Sounds good!
            Well just the same old. Haven’t played much Pokemon or anything else.
            Have you completed usum??

          • Not yet, but I got to Ula’Ula and got Dewgong and Incineroar

          • Fedex

            Wow you remind me of my hoenn self. I used to play through emerald and even later games at a really gradual anime like pace!

    • Monkeyfuzz
      • Fedex

        Flying in dads car 😛

  • joker901

    Pokemon battles can be harder then a chess game because of natures, abilities, strategy etc. I don’t want them to become another pokken game where you simply attack and block attacks.

    • That’s ridiculous

      • joker901

        what?

      • Fedex

        That’s his opinion.

        • It’s a fucking stupid thing to say

          • Fedex

            Really??

          • But Star… Even if its a stupid opinion to you, it’s his opinion. Yeah the wording may be a bit odd, but that’s what he thinks and if that’s how it is to him then he’s not wrong, but he’s also not right as there is no real way to say how it works for everyone because everyone is different.

          • Fedex

            Is she in a bad mood? Because the way she’s insulting Jokers opinion is very disrespectful and uncalled for.

          • It’s that she wants the game to change because she feels it needs to. While most others are ranting and complaining that shes wrong and that disheartens her and makes her angry and upset

          • Fedex

            That’s understandable and I agree with her on the game needing change however joker above is just stating his opinion, she shouldn’t be attacking him.
            Maybe I disagree would have been more appropriate.
            Oh well we’ll leave it.

          • Yeah. I think I’m starting to actually see into the Jungle and how people here are

            I was going to post, but have the feeling it will be ignored for being extensive, a bit overwhelming to some and most will do exactly what it contradicts, say I’m wrong as its about how opinions aren’t right or wrong and how many here I think believe in differing opinions, but they believe that opinions can be wrong (Which actually science proves that opinions aren’t right or wrong)

          • Fedex

            Same here :] I’m also beginning to or have already understood this jungle.
            Most of the junglers are great and cool.
            Then you get one or two individuals who are rude, immature and childish.
            Then you get many junglers who don’t say anything when one jungler is rude but will burn anyone else.
            Then you get me, you and many others who are laid back but willing to defend other junglers respectfully.
            But overall this place is quite relaxed save for a few individuals.
            I try to not let the negativity effect me and do whatever the heck I want.
            I mean it’s only a website, not like its IRL so it’s nothing major.
            :] :] :]

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      That mostly depends on the opponent tho because a chess game allows for way more strategy than a Pokemon match really

    • True

      Pokémon is in no way harder than chess. Too much luck involved.

      • joker901

        Hey guys I think you all just read my comment in the wrong way 🙂 My simple point was that I don’t want pokemon battles to change from brain strategy to kick hard. I mean if anyone wants a kick hard game can buy Pokken, I don’t see why a main core game has to fuse with Pokken when it’s been years that people prepare strategies for World Tournaments and online competions.

  • Ultron

    Is it bad I’m more excited for an animal crossing switch (which isn’t even confirmed) than for pokemon switch? >.>

    I guess it’s just that the problems I have with the AC series are so minute. But with pokemon you never really know what you’re gonna get. USUM has kind of left a bad taste in my mouth I suppose.. That said, I am very much anticipating Pokemon Switch. I think this will be THE most important game they ever put out and I really hope they do right by it.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      What really turns me off is that GF are either afraid or just blind to realise they have to change it up. Nintendo did with Zelda and look how that turned out.

      I’m not saying a full out open world Pkmn game because that would be hard to do, but maybe something like Odyssey. Smaller, seperate areas but make them sandbox style for free exploration. This could be larger routes or make another island region idk man

      • Ultron

        You made me realize that I think a lot has to do with gamefreak’s attitude.

        -Didn’t give us battle frontier because they didn’t think we wanted it (Obviously not in tune with the fanbase if you honestly think that)
        -Said not to get our hopes up for Pokemon Switch (thanks, that builds hype!)
        -Just the whole USUM “marketing” and delivery of the game. It’s half baked and a cash grab. I’d be able to swallow it more if it wasn’t two versions. As is, it’s basically just an extra $40 so that you can catch blacephalon/stakataka

        • Thanks for reminding me that game freak has no clue what it’s doing

          • Thanks*

          • Ultron

            I’m sorry T-T I think it needs to be considered when hearing rumors such as these.

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Feh I wish the old philosophy of GF was back, that was based around adding as many new features as possible (as evidenced by HGSS and Gen 5) now they won’t add a Battle Facility just because they’re afraid the fans won’t trule play it (which isn’t true at all ffs)

          • I honestly still haven’t played Emeralds (I want to, but a little under leveled to be in such places)

          • LunaMoon

            I prefer if they went with a similar Gen 4 route not 5.

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Which are the same in the context I’m speaking of

      • Tessa Bain

        BotW did NOT change it up, they returned to their roots.

        BotW is basically modern TLoZ.

        THAT is what made it good. They removed the changes they’d made for the rest of the games and went back to how it used to be (they literally started with the original game and developed a 2.5D version based on it first as seen in the making of trailers), then added open world elements.

        They do not need to change core aspects of the game.

        If you don’t like how it is currently, you can and should stop playing because you don’t like the game.

        What they need to do is return to their roots and go more open world like it used to be and bring back the dozens of features they’ve removed while also adding to them/adding new features.

        If you want something else, play the side seriesthat has that type of battle or request a new side series be made with whatever type of battle you wish to see, don’t demand they screw them up for those of us who actually DO like the games.

    • Fedex

      Never played animal crossing. I guess it makes sense until we get some info then maybe you’ll be more hyped for poke switch

      • Ultron

        It’s a fun time waster :3 And one hasn’t come out in like 5 years

        • Fedex

          Hahaha that sucks. But have they announced one for switch or something?
          I’ll have to check it out :]

          • Ultron

            Unfortunately they haven’t, but they’ve been trying to push it up in their ranks these past few years with the flood of amiibo, super smash roster including them, Mario Kart racers and tracks, and now the popular app (which is fun, but no real animal crossing game)

          • Fedex

            Are the animal crossing games quite successful??

          • Ultron

            Well the franchise as a whole has sold 25.25 million copies and unless I’m mistaken, there have only been 4 games in the main series (one of which ONLY released in Japan) and then 2 spinoffs.

            I’m no business smarty, but I do find that impressive.

          • Impressive I think ill play one soon

          • Ultron

            You should. It’s good casual fun

          • Fedex

            That’s good you know. Surely they won’t pass up on the opportunity to double that with the switch!

    • TheNintendoChip

      I don’t think so, it’s not like we have much to go off of. We all expected a Pokemon game for the Switch to come out eventually, so its confirmation isn’t anything special.
      I’m not very excited either. Perhaps that’s because I’m generally apathetic about everything.

      • Ultron

        I probably won’t be excited about gen 8 until at least I see what the graphics will look like. I think we’ll be able to tell a lot about the game from just one screenshot

    • Shiny Fomantis

      I think it’s because animal crossing doesn’t really oversaturate itself whereas we literally just came off a Pokémon game. I’m also way more hyped for other games even though I really enjoy Pokémon

      • Ultron

        Probably part of it too

  • Fedex

    Anyone here ever played snooker or are fans of the game??

    • Shiny Fomantis

      No but I play Pokémon

      • Fedex

        Me too. Nice to meet you (I know who you are :P)

    • Never heard of it? *looks it up (I just did tbh)

      Oh looks like pool to an extant

      • Fedex

        Yup but a much better,more varied and challenging version of Pool.
        It’s really fun you know

  • Stealth

    This rumor is horseshit.

  • Fedex

    I always like how the Japanese commentators say “Pocketoo monstaaa” in the Japanese trailers.
    Always hypes me up.

  • Monkeyfuzz

    If I have to physically do the Z-move dances with the controllers in hand it’s plain not happening and I’ll never use a Z-move ever again.

    • Pretty much. I mean I assume it will be optional but it still feels like a waste of time

      • Monkeyfuzz

        It’s a waste of development time. Honestly I don’t use the moves that much as it is. It would need to be optional otherwise disabled players might not be able to do them at all, even then I don’t see that it will be a well functioning feature unless some of the movements are simplified.

    • EarthenWarrior

      I can’t do the Ground pose unless I’m wearing flexible clothes

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I think alot of people wouldn’t be able to do them, or just wouldn’t want to.

    • Ultron

      I already hate z moves so they’re definitely out for me lol

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Whilst I don’t hate them I do dislike the dances, they make them take even longer and I have no desire to attempt them in reality.

    • You returned!!!!!! 😀

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Yeah, I’m super tired though.

        • Aww that’s not good D:

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It’ll be fine probably, just means I might be a bit slower tonight.

  • Jonathan Gimenez Uberti

    I really wish keep the regional variants, i love those

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I would like to see some more, but I also prefer new Pokemon, so if it were a choice between the two I would have to pick the latter. Also they need to do better than Fugtrio and Pincushian.

      • Jonathan Gimenez Uberti

        Yeah of course at least 100 new Plus the regionals

      • Jonathan Gimenez Uberti

        Both! Wht not?

    • LunaMoon

      Aren’t regionals kinda lazy though? It’s literally just revamping old Pokemon.

      • Jonathan Gimenez Uberti

        Like mother nature…so lazy xd

      • Jonathan Gimenez Uberti

        I don’t think is a lazy thing, almost every design of pokemon has a meaning, love the blonde dugtrio and his meaning, or the fire dancer marowak, and ninetales is just gorgeous, Its just like the real animal kingdom, and GF dont just revamp old Pokemon, instead add new meaning of old pkm.

        • LunaMoon

          Sure but they’re just using an old idea and just adding on to it, instead of makingg a completely new Pokemon. I just don’t think they should focus on regionals more than actual Pokemon.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Regional variants are just a cheap excuse to not create new pokemon because GF are afraid to hit that 1000 mark

      • Monkeyfuzz

        In a way I agree with this, though I do love Alolan Muk, Marowak, Ninetales, Snowslash and Raichu and wouldn’t want them to replace the originals either. I think the more drastic type change ones are probably more worthwhile but conceptually they couldn’t all have followed suit. I think it’s a nice way of showing environmental effects on Evolution in the series outside of say, branched evolutions. Would you have been OK with them if they were branched evolutions with different names and numbers? I sort of feel Alolan Muk could actually have been a Muk evolution if it were bigger and with a small design tweak.

        • UnburdenedLegume

          My issue is more with the fact that none of the current regional variants didnt need this treatment (could argue maybe the Vulpix line because they were pretty irrelevant but thats about it). I like the idea behind them, because it really gives the idea that pokemon can adapt to climate changes like regular animals, but they dont really add anything to game as a whole except for maybe A.Vulpix/Ninetales

          • UnburdenedLegume

            They could have used tons of other Pokemon, who didnt add too much and could have become better by giving them a different typing and movepool. Like for instance the Ledya line, pretty darn average now but a regional variant bug/fighting could make it a lot more viable.

            Instead they give us thrash like Raticate and Persian, whom barely anybody liked to begin with

          • Monkeyfuzz

            They did waste the concept somewhat I guess.

          • UnburdenedLegume

            They just took the most recognizeable gen 1 mons and gave them reskins to pamper genwunners. The concept at its core is pretty good, but they’ve done nothing with it. I hope it doesn’t come back unless they get their act together

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I wouldn’t say Muk was that recognisable to non-Pokemon fans, but mostly I guess.

          • Banzai

            genwunner-pandering aside, alolan forms were my favorite concept they’ve ever done and i’d love to see them do local forms for non-Kanto pokemon in gen. 8!

          • Lemonado Girl

            Regular Muk is entirely forgettable in competitive, Alolan Muk is OU because it’s practically a hard stop to Tapu Lele and has a fantastic typing. That’s what a fair few Alolan were meant to be, with Alolan Sandslash essentially being a Hail-themed Excadrill and all.

      • belmad

        If they were afraid to hit 1000 mark I bet they wouldn’t introduce shitload of ultra-shitty beasts.

      • Leon99

        Or because, from a resources standpoint, it’s easier to tweak an existing model and keep the animations rather than make an entirely new Pokemon and animations for it?

        A lot more goes into making pokemon than just creating front and back sprites now, you know.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      I also enjoy the regional variants. They’re an interesting take on actual evolution and offer old possibly forgotten Pokemon a new chance to shine.

    • InfinityD4

      WHY ARE THERE ONLY 18

      • Jonathan Gimenez Uberti

        And? XD

    • EarthenWarrior

      I have much dislike for them

    • Cody

      F**K regional variants, BRING BACK MEGASSSS!!!!!!!!!! Alolan Exeggutor would have worked so much better as Mega Exeggutor instead.

  • LunaMoon

    After watching this history of Hyrule video with updated info from BOTW, it made me wonder why they didn’t choose to complete the story. It would’ve been wonderful to see Hyrule being restored, the castle and surrounding areas clear of Ganon’s corruption, and everyone celebrating and relieved of the end of the threat. I wish they’d change their mind and make a 3rd DLC, or at least an update with cutscenes of post-canon and some new side quests.

  • Neo Mino

    I hope its Fake because I love this current battle system and changing it would put me off from buying the game.

  • Hola! This is literally the first thing I’m ever doing on my new laptop!

  • Well of course, both Sage and Emerald Randomizer require some stupid extra stuff that requires a credit card and money to use!

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Sage doesn’t.

      • I’ll try again, but I wonder why mine always has such complications in this

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I don’t think any of them need credit card info. Maybe you are clicking the wrong thing.

          • I think its the software you need for it rather than the actual game because it kept trying to give me driverupdate for it to download to and it needs you to register with a credit card. that or I have no clue what I’m doing

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It didn’t for me. What OS do you have? Have you done official updates?

          • I think updated itself fully and I can’t find my OS (I don’t know exactly where to find it in this system.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            If it’s new it’s probably Windows 10. I don’t know much about these things though. All I know is I followed a link for sage from here and don’t remember installing anything and certainly didn’t pay anything.

          • My brother and I tampered with it for 20 mins and can’t do it

            I give up, I’ll find a Tech guy. Good thing my mom’s boyfriend is a Tech guy

  • Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen #1

    So the game is supposed to come out December 2018 or early 2019, yet the script is supposedly complete and fully translated? Not buying it

    • Paul Kudliman

      neither am I, I doubt that the game is anywhere near completion, that or they have been developing the game since before Sun and Moon, something that is a decent possibility.

    • Charl Francois Marais

      You act like script completion = game completion
      You think a movie is ready for release once the script is done? No, all scenes need to be filmed and edited over the course of a few months
      You think creating an entire game can be done overnight once the script is finished?

      • In video games, the script is typically of the last things finished, done only a few months or weeks before a game launches. Even if they somehow completed it, the translation into Chinese probably isn’t high up on their priorities considering the Switch hasn’t released in China yet.

  • Zoruart

    Maybe we’re reading into the battle system thing wrong. “Feature” doesn’t necessarily mean replace, in fact we could have an area in the new games similar to the Battle Royal in SM or the Triple Battle in BW where they could just focus on this new battle system. Since the theme is allegedly “tradition vs innovation”, the game could have the normal battles (tradition), and this new area of battling as innovation.

  • Well… I downloaded the files of Sage, but it didn’t download the game…

  • EarthenWarrior

    Since when did we get an influx of newbies

    • Monkeyfuzz

      My assumption would be that they are lurkers. I recognise a few who comment very occasionally.

    • belmad

      I was always visitng this site, so I decided to get an account and write 🙂 I’m loving it so far and people are so kind 🙂

  • So, I finally got Overwatch for PS4 (But it’s taking forever to download all the updates), as well as getting Unlimited World Red (I heard it wasn’t good, but it seems cool) today.

  • CuriousUser

    You’re kidding about No New Mega Evolutions right. They were a great addition in Gen VI, and there’s more Pokemon out there that certainly could use them. Pretty thankful we are for their introduction, they even made improvements to Existing Pokemon out there, even with Lucario in Smash 4. I mean when it comes to the Potential Sinnoh Remakes there’d have to be some way of Toughening up the Fully Evolved Sinnoh Starters like what was done with the Fully Evolved Hoenn Starters in the Hoenn Remakes. Sooner we see Mega Seviper, sooner there’ll be a Poison/Steel Pokemon, and sooner we see Mega Luxray, sooner there’ll be an Electric/Dark Pokemon. So please, will you kindly withdraw what you had to say about Mega Evolutions? Again, more Pokemon out there could use em, especially a good amount from Gen IV:
    *http://static.pokemonpets.com/images/monsters-images-800-800/8023-Mega-Arbok-Black.png
    *http://static.pokemonpets.com/images/monsters-images-300-300/8147-Mega-Dragonite-Blade.png
    *http://static.pokemonpets.com/images/monsters-images-300-300/8224-Mega-Octillery.png
    *https://orig00.deviantart.net/c7ba/f/2016/257/f/b/uiefxy8_by_amazen_megas-dahnhhq.png
    I’ll also have you know that only 1 Pokemon of Gen V and VI can Mega Evolve at the moment.

    • night shroud96

      I hope there is new Megas in Gen 8
      I still won’t forgive Gen 7 for skipping out on new megas honestly

      • pokeblade101

        Will you people get it through your head that Megas are a gen 6 thing only? They don’t want to make new ones. Gen 7 skipped out on it because they are done with them.

        • night shroud96

          I said it shouldn’t be a gen 6 only thing!

      • CuriousUser

        I mean if this New Region is going to be literally connected to Kalos, if it were to be based off Italy or Spain, they definitely would have a good amount of connections like Johto and Kanto did. If entering Kalos post game were to happen, that region certainly won’t be the same without Mega Evolving Pokemon and other cool aspects it had to offer in X&Y.

  • bell02alpha

    Isn’t it weird that the script is allegedly done but they still can’t tell the difference between if the game takes place in an Italy based region or a Spain based region?

  • The Butter Grinch
    • UnburdenedLegume

      This is the same guy who said that the Alolan starters leak was fake. Man doesn’t like it when someone else supposedly has their hands on info before him and always disregards it

      • Paul Kudliman

        because at the time, they weren’t confirmed. better off calling them fake until proven otherwise, luckily for us about a week or so later they were confirmed.

    • LunaMoon

      Well, TBF, almost nobody here likes most of these rumours so hey, if they’re not true then it’ll be more of a relief and or celebration than a disaster!

    • ZeldaFinalFantasyFan

      While I do agree that the hype culture around rumors are bullshit, USUM honestly kind of deserved some of that hate.

    • Ultron

      Too bad USUM not being on the Switch was not the problem. The problem with USUM is that their prerelease marketing was god awful, it wasn’t a sequel, and the game doesn’t change enough to justify two versions

      • LunaMoon

        I liked USUM but I can agree that it was quite a bit disappointing, considering it’s not even a real sequel and just an alternate story.

      • Leon99

        The insane anti-hype from announcement definitely didn’t help things, though.

    • Paul Kudliman

      I think what some people are forgetting about USUM, is that those two versions were basically made by the more inexperienced members of the game development team, while the more experienced members of the game development team were already working on something else.

      no doubt, that they were working on the Switch versions, just what they have in store is the great unknown at the moment. as the only things confirmed is that we are going to get a Switch game for the main series of pokemon and that they are already working on it.

      USUM, was basically a cover, to hide the fact that the more experienced team members have already been working on the new generation, but leaving the inexperienced team members to gain a little bit of experience on developing their own take on the Sun and Moon versions, it might not have got the desired results and could have been better, but at least we know GF are working on the next generation, still don’t know what it is, and people can only speculate at this stage.

  • Why on earth are Pengliff so hard to catch. I got it down to red health and threw all 6 Pokeballs and barely did anything

    • EarthenWarrior

      Yeah its iffy I remember my Sage Team

      Water Starter
      Cubzero
      Miner spider
      Volcano rock
      Electric chameleon

      • EarthenWarrior

        Oh and tree elephant

      • I caught one and now can update my team

        Aguade (Water stater) lvl.11
        Pengliff lvl.5
        Minarac lvl.6

        I honestly want to add Snome, but don’t want two Ice types

        • EarthenWarrior

          Yeah I get that, I kinda feel like playing it again but I’m downloading Rocket League ATM (I got 70$ in EShop cards from my Aunts)

    • LunaMoon

      What’s a Pengliff?

    • Re:Seraph

      Saaaage! 😀

  • LunaMoon

    Woot woot I just got a shiny Swellow, meaning that I have now gotten at least 1 shiny of every Wormhole Regular Pokemon!

  • No new Megas? That’s fine, figured that’d be dead after VI anyway.
    We’ll probably not see regional variants again, either.
    Z-Move motion could be neat. Optional is the best idea if being included.

    Masuda has tweeted about Spain; he also tweeted that picture of him surrounded by enemy leader pokemon. Spain as inspiration definitely gives good fuel into tradition/innovation as the overall theme.

    Going the Digimon World route means they’re looking into this even more of an RPG, and probably try to make it feel closer to how the anime is so free battle. While I’d like the system to stay as is, this new one could be interesting enough.

    • Paul Kudliman

      the best part about this possibility is, that the next set of games could be another set of bi-region games, since we all know who Spain shares a boarder with as well.

    • night shroud96

      Honestly I am still miffed that SM didn’t have new megas(and hated how USUM botched the opportunity to fix that part)
      The fact Gen VIII is doing no new megas is worse
      Megas seems too much to dump with that “its a Gen VI only” excuse
      Especially since it directly effects the Pokémon itself and not the things outside of that
      Its also annoying how none of the pokemon we want to see get megas is practically screwed over from getting one

      • Paul Kudliman

        that’s because 99% of the experienced members of the development team were already working on something else, that left an inexperienced team to work on USUM.

        And considering what is being rumored there is a decent chance that the next gen game could be a bi-region game with us re-visiting Kalos again, but that is only a slim chance and nothing has been confirmed yet.

        • night shroud96

          I wonder if they will add in the counterpart to the Catacombs?
          Its odd how its not in Kalos, would have been perfect for ghost types..

          As with the inexperienced working on USUM pretty much makes me wished the experienced ones also worked on it honestly
          So what more could be added on there
          Maybe even doing something with the 3rd Type Null
          I still don’t like how there is 3 of them instead of ONE Type Null
          Hoping they do something more with Silvally in Gen 8, it felt like more could have been done with it

        • night shroud96

          They could at least tell us why anyway..

    • LunaMoon

      What would they do for tradition/innovation? Dictatorship vs. Democratic Kingdom? Francoist era vs. Modern Era?

  • EarthenWarrior

    Wait Kurusu I done remembered something important about Minerac

    IT TOTALLY BLOWS CHUNKS!!!!
    It leans NOTHING good until level 21

    • LunaMoon

      That reminded me of this:

      • EarthenWarrior

        I remember this

        • LunaMoon

          I found it after watching this hilarious YTP of that weird Grandma was run over by Santa by Trudermark, and there was this HILARIOUS Phoenix Wright parody at the end.

  • EarthenWarrior
  • The Butter Grinch

    I don’t really agree with him, I just found this analogy funny
    https://twitter.com/joemerrick/status/945976990515056640

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      I think he totally missed the point as to why some people want the battle system to change tbh

  • Just watched GameXPlain’s video on the newest rumors for Pokemon for Switch. So apparently, the details in bullet points on the article are from the Chinese source that correctly predicted Team Rainbow Rocket and Molayne’s inclusion into the E4? While the “new, simplified battle system” rumor is from a couple of different sources entirely? Is that correct?

  • I hope that if the theme of the games is innovation vs tradition that we have traditional battles that the series has been known for as well as whatever this “new, simplified battle system” will possibly be. That’s something that I can get totally get behind.

  • pokeblade101

    Honestly these rumours can be actually damaging because people take it to heart instead of taking it as a rumour. Rumours might always damage Pokemon now since they seem to be happening way too much

  • EarthenWarrior

    FINALLY rocket league is finished

  • Well, I guess it’s time to read up on the battle system of Digimon World and Pokken. Since it seems likely that’s what we will be getting. 🙁

  • Hey anyone have any idea where exactly the first Sage gym is? Is it in that City on the other side of that Cave South of Tremol Town?

  • MenacingCascoon

    First off, the game doesnt sound too pleasing to me from what it said. No new megas, but more Z moves? Seriously? It honestly sounds like they regret having megas in the first place. They make this huge feature then only put it in two games, and make it very hard to get in the next game.
    Cool plot and region.
    I DO NOT want that battlng system. It sounds awful for pokemon. It might as well be Pokken or Mortal Kombat. This reay made me lose interest if it is real.
    Secondly, is Pokemon sage done or something? why is everyone talking about it

    • Ffs no they aren’t making it a god damn fighting game

      • MenacingCascoon

        Oh I see what it means now. Still sounds unpleasant

    • Because I finally can play it so I’m the one stirring it back up…

      I got me a laptop and I figured out how to get Sage.

      • MenacingCascoon

        Oh lol. Once sage is completed (in 20 more years) I’ll get it. I may get insurengce though

        • Only problem is that I seem to be lost in game… and the fact Pebblosa is everywhere and is a Normal type and not Rock type…

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      They focusing more on Z-Moves makes me doubt this rumour, because Z-Moves really felt like a thing only for Alola and focusing on it in the next gen instead of making another Gimmick like tetra Abilities or something like that is just strange imo

  • Shiny Lurantis

    How to tell Pokémon fans play like two games: they can’t comprehend major mechanics changes for the life of them.

    PokéSwitch isn’t going to be a fighting game, they already have a Pokémon fighting game. If anything, combat would be more like Final Fantasy or Xenoblade (but simplified) because I can’t see Pokémon changing from anything but a JRPG

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Lol who is saying that the next game is going to be a fighting game, it’s been compared to Pokken but only its rock paper scizor mechanic and not its whole thing about being a fighting game

      • Some people have said it and I have changed my mind about battle systems as its sounds like a better idea now

      • Shiny Lurantis

        I mean. Look down for two seconds and you see one example. And it’s a sentiment other people shared like yesterday lol. People think it’ll be like Pokken as in a fighting game whereas PJ was using it to refer to the real time movement whilst relating it to something Pokemon fans are more likely to understand

        • MenacingCascoon

          You talking about mine? Geez I misunderstood it. Am I not allowed to misread things

          • Shiny Lurantis

            What? I just used you as an example of that misconception, I’m not judging you for that misconception. If there was any snarkiness in that post I was talking to the person who missed an example of the point right in front of them, not someone who misunderstood a point: which everyone does at some point.

            Not everything needs to be drama dude

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            Ehhh, I knew about Casco’s comment before making my post, I just didn’t take it as an example because he shortly after said that he misunderstood the point when star questioned him.

            I was just curious to see if there were people that really thought that 😛

  • https://twitter.com/JynxClub/status/945988718573137920

    UPDATE: She responded to my tweet and said “I think it’s more likely to be Gen 8 than any remakes.” Really confusing. I hope it’s Generation 8 and a new region. Not Kanto Remakes. We’ve had enough of Kanto references and catering. I wouldn’t mind though if it was a Sinnoh Remake.

    Has anyone seen this? PokeSirena completely contradicts herself from the news she shared with Pokejungle yesterday and says that the Rainbow Rocket leaker now says the next game for Switch could be Kanto Remakes. So the upcoming Switch game may not be Generation 8. I’m so confused. There’s way too many sources that conflict with each other.

  • Lord of Snials.

    I think I will only believe the thing about the Chinese localization team being done on the script, the plot, and the region potential. To be honest, they need to use this game to grow the pokemon world. I want them to have people in this game talking about other regions, and some events that might of happened there so that the Pokemon world has some more expansive world building. I don’t think motion control z moves will be a thing. I think the devs aren’t dropping mega evolutions, but I do think that this mechanic will be used every couple of regions and then cycled to something else. Also Italy/Spain, would make a little bit of sense if they wanted to have region that could potentially connect to Kalos. I think we will see tons of rumors, so it’s best to sift threw them.

  • RR RR

    Pokemon Unionist And Indipendentist (how is it writen?) (Spain)
    Pokemon Pizza And Pasta (Italy)
    YEEEEEEAH! F1NALLY A S1MPL3 BATTL3 S1ST3M! TH3H 0LD 1 VVAS 2 D1FF1CULT! KN0W N0T 0NLY 6-Y3ARZ 0LD BUT 3VEN 2-Y3RZ 0LD CAN PLAY! YEEEEEEAH! TH3 FAT TT5T C0MPET1T1V3 D13S D035’||T M4TTER! YUPPYDUH!
    Really, I hope that these leaks are false, or at least that it was a false part to not be reported by Nintendo/TPC/GF. I am convinced that now pokesirena is laughing at us.

    • What are you on about

      • RR RR

        what do you mean?

  • Shiny Lurantis

    To clarify something i see people elsewhere misunderstand, PokeSirena isn’t the leaker, she just gathers rumours regardless of whether she personally believes in them or not from sources that are either gaining a lot of attention or gave her reliable information before. She’s not a leaker herself.

  • Armaggedon16

    Since people are still talking about the battle system.
    I don’t know what simplified refers to, and I don’t know how they plan to change the battle system, but I’m sure gf will never overhaul the battle system.
    Think about it. A major change to the battle system would mean changing how all the moves,items, and abilities work and I really don’t think gf will do it.
    However the battle system is in the future, it will be a system where all the existing moves,items, abilities can still function like before.

  • Ultron

    @TheLastKurusu:disqus The mega construx Blastoise is really cool :O I can’t wait to see how the Venusaur one turns out. Hopefully it comes out sometime next year

    • Wait they released Charizard and Blastoise, but not Venusaur? That’s stupid

      • Ultron

        Yeah, I’m gonna guess that’s just the order they’re doing to spread them out. They do have a Snorlax w/ Munchlax bigger set coming out sometime this year too though

    • Shiny Lurantis

      Skipped to halfway through because i thought it’d be boring but like damn, that’s super interesting. I know i couldn’t speedrun :p

      • This guy does videos on the history of speedrunning for a bunch of games. His Super Metroid one is my personal favorite mostly because that game has a crazy history.

        I’d say check em out my dude

        • Shiny Lurantis

          Watching a CWC documentary right now, but I’ll have to give the first half of that doc and his other ones a watch :0

    • InfinityD4

      Hey it’s SummoningSalt, that one Punch-Out World Record Guy who Appeared on one of ProtonJon’s Streams while he was playing punch out and talked about glitches

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Speedrunning is such an interesting practice tho, like the amount of skill and the curious tricks people execute to breeze through the game really makes them worthwhile to watch 😮

  • LunaMoon

    Wow why are there so many new people around here?

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      The article was interesting enough to make more people debate about it than usual

  • So, supposedly there was a Chinese forum called Tieba that deleted a post that had a leak saying the next game for the Switch is going to be a Kanto Remake. If they remake Kanto again, I swear I’m going to punch Junichi Masuda in the face!

    • Riahi

      I wouldnt be mad to be honest, but im a red and blue fanboy

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      A revamped Kanto could be good, but it should also have a brand new story and modifyed Dex. It should fell like a new game even if it’s still set in Kanto.

  • Re:Seraph

    Real talk here:
    It’s highly likely that the game’s story and mons were completed at this point. It’s said they had ideas for this game since 2012. I imagine they’re probably still working on making the actual game since I doubt it was originally intended for switch (Mainly cause you know who thought the switch wouldn’t perform well).
    Yes, I do imagine that SOMETIME this year we’re gonna get smackalackadingdonged with the hardest of information

    Here’s what I do and don’t believe

    1. A battle system overhaul is basically impossible. No doubt the interface is going to look extremely different soon enough, but an entire overhaul is unlikely at best. I imagine that if anything the actual ease might be amplified. Sorta like how SuMo added in the “super effective” notifier over your moves to tell you what beats what or how it added in a thingy letting you see stat drops. So basically, expect fine tuning, not revolution
    2. We had people who believed Sun and Moon were going to be based in Egypt before the leaks came out. As much as it seems to be hinted, we all know game freak and I 100% doubt that either of the two speculated regions are going to actually be where the next game takes place. (I have reason to believe the next region will be mountainous but I digress). As of now, we have no actual proof of what it will be so try not to get your heart set on a region yet
    3. I’m not sure if y’all have noticed it but GF likes to tie in shitt with their console’s features… at least for the first game. DPP had stuff like the poketch to utilize the touch screen, X and Y tried (and failed) to utilize the 3d enviroments of the 3ds. God as my witness when I say this, the joy con motion controls are going to be utilized in SOME way. Idk how but trust me on that.
    4. Gen 8 may just be the start of a new story… or…. (god forbid) a brand new timeline
    You see, think of how USUM was marketed
    Not as the end of the 3ds era, but as a culmination of the past 20 years of Pokemon as a whole. (To be fair, a disappointing conclusion is fitting for the 3ds era, but the rest kinda got cheated out).
    This game is going to be something brand new, in a sense. Think black and white. In some regard or another, this game WILL be a new experience.
    5. GF is waaaaaay further into this project than anyone probably expects…. rumors say this was planned since 2012. I’s not hard to believe when you really think about it
    6. Finally, this game will 100% come out in 2019. There is LITERALLY no question about it. 2018 is faaaaaarrr too early for this game to come out. We might know about it in 2018, in fact maybe it might even pop up in E3 and shock the masses. Point is, we certainly won’t have it until 2019. My prediction? In the summer weirdly enough

    Feel free to screencap this, argue or insult me, and possibly even agree with me. These are just some thoughts of an avid Pokemon fan with an anime girl for a profile pic

    • Armaggedon16

      I agree with all of this

      • Re:Seraph

        In that case I agree with you :3

    • Chaos

      TL;DR

      But I agree anyway.

      • Re:Seraph

        The TL;DR is basically don’t get your panties in a twist, GF has ideas

        • Chaos

          The question is are the ideas any good, or at least appealing. I’m open to waiting it out and hoping for the best, but fan backlash is something GF should prepare for.

          • Re:Seraph

            On the other hand i hope they don’t go the other direction… that’s how games like Insurgence happen

    • Riahi

      pretty much my thoughts, no way the game is coming out in 2018. Also do you have any source regarding the “this was planned back in 2012” I didn’t know about that

      • Re:Seraph

        I don’t exactly remember where I read it, might have been a rumor, but it’s actually not that hard to believe if you really think about it

        • Riahi

          a 2019 release date makes the most sense it also fits their release schedule with each generation, which is a 3 years gap

          • Re:Seraph

            ^^^

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Correction Ishihara didn’t think the switch would do well. I don’t recall anyone from GF saying anything like that. It’s unlikely that the game was ever considered for the 3ds

      • Re:Seraph

        Completely forgot about that, thanks :3

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          No prob ?

    • I agree with all except two small things and one of those two is just because I’m indifferent about it.

      It coming in 2019 is the indifferent as, if its been in production since 2012 and Nintendo was pushing them to release next year I think that its a 75/25 chance (75 towards early to mid 2019)

      And the 3ds fitting a disappointing conclusion I don’t agree with, it doesn’t deserve a disappointment knowing its the last of literally the second highest selling system in history (My friend actually looked this up and the original DS to this day is the second highest selling system of gaming history)

      • Re:Seraph

        I mean Pokemon-wise. X and Y were an absolute disappointment in pretty much every way. ORAS was literally worse than emerald. SuMo completely split the fanbase, half of which despised the games

        • Oh. In that sense then it is fitting, but overall it deserves some good farewells before it hides in the record books

          • Re:Seraph

            Sometimes it’s best to let things die
            You’ve heard of Halo 5 right?

          • Yes I have

          • Re:Seraph

            That’s all you need to know

      • Re:Seraph

        And by the 2012 thing, I mean as in concepts. It was planned since then but it’s quite likely the actual production didn’t start till recently

  • belmad

    ***Random fact***

    Pokemon types listed from the most common to rarest.

    Can you guess them?

    (●´ω`●)

    Common to Rare:
    1.Water
    2.Normal
    3.Flying
    4.Grass
    5.Psychic
    6.Bug
    7.Fire
    8.Ground
    9.Poison
    10.Rock
    11.Fighting
    12.Dark
    13-14.Steel-Electric
    15.Fairy
    16.Dragon
    17.Ghost
    18.Ice

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      They should buff and expand ice types. (What everyone always says)

      • night shroud96

        Honestly Ghost types need some more attention
        Maybe resist fairy types(like evil vengeful spirits overcoming those things and tormenting them)
        Especially since Giratina doesn’t need another weakness honestly for me
        And I notice ghost types seems to be quite low(?)

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          That’s true. More ghost types would be cool. I’d like an entire area of a region to be dedicated to ghost types. Maybe a bigger graveyard that’s scary and dark. Plus a haunted Mansion or deserted town

          • Re:Seraph

            *cough alola could have had a ghost ship cough*

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            That would have been awesome. They could have filled it with Dhelmise

          • Re:Seraph

            Exactly

          • night shroud96

            Honestly Dhelmise should have gotten a evolution, maybe a ghost ship form
            Or maybe a separate ghost ship pokemon that hangs out with Dhelmises

          • Re:Seraph

            With that bst that would not have worked

          • night shroud96

            bst?

          • Re:Seraph

            Base stat total

          • night shroud96

            honestly that shouldn’t prevent it from getting an evolution much
            In fact a few of the new pokemon here looked like they were supposed to evolve/felt ‘incomplete’

          • Re:Seraph

            It would literally be stronger than a pseudo with its bst

          • night shroud96

            Just dang it..

          • Shiny Lurantis

            Scizor doesn’t gain BST and Shedinja loses BST

          • Re:Seraph

            I actually forgot about that whoops
            Dhelmise doesn’t really look incomplete imo

          • night shroud96

            Apparently I forgot megas for that thing
            Maybe a mega form for it or something..
            Speaking of megas, I wished all of the Starters got megas

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            It should have had different stats too. It’s basically just a worse Decidueye

          • Shiny Lurantis

            It’s Decidueye but physically defensive and with a third STAB. Wouldn’t call it ‘worse’

          • Re:Seraph

            Competitively, yes
            Ingame, not quite

          • Shiny Lurantis

            They’re both RU and have hazard removal, recovery, and a trapping move. Dhelmise has a weaker Ghost STAB but a higher offence, and it trades being a tiny bet less specially bulky for higher physical bulk. Dhelmise consistently hits harder whilst Deci has the option to use a one time per battle nuke.

            They’re basically the same but alternative.

          • Re:Seraph

            Dhelmise won’t be RU for long, trust me on that
            Most people on smogon are saying it’s going to drop.
            It’s cause the thing is extremely easy to wall. Deci wallbreaks, that’s what it does. In terms of hazard removal, neither actually perform that well in comparison to like Gligar.
            Deci isn’t leagues better, but it is better
            Viability ranks places Deci higher in RU as well so

          • Shiny Lurantis

            At least it’s better in game then :3

          • Re:Seraph

            Honestly I’d say they’re equal in game. I find merit to both tbh
            But I love them both, they’re cool

          • Shiny Lurantis

            Smacking your opponent with an anchor to the face > missing the opponent and accidentally hitting their shadow and passing it off as a deliberate ninja technique :p

          • Re:Seraph

            If you wanna look at it that way you can

          • Shiny Lurantis

            It’s the objective truth. Ash will ditch his Rowlet and pick up a Dhelmise to reflect this. He will love it so much that it exceeds Ash-Greninja and become Dhelmash, an actual fusion between trainer and ‘mon with its own exclusive Z-Move and signature move. This is my prophecy

          • Re:Seraph

            Jesus christ that name

          • Shiny Lurantis

            The name that the world will remember

            Until he loses the Alola League to Silvadion’s Blast Burn and then everyone forgets about it and he releases Dhelmise because it fell in love with a Gyarados

          • night shroud96

            Honestly since I heard that Type Null actually lost the first fight at a Ultra Beast(haven’t seen the later part of the anime yet) and the fact Rowlett apparently got fainted on most of the trials(sure I heard it helped good but getting fainted practically cancels those moments out for me)
            I got a feeling the writers might not do that and probably screw Silvally over
            I just feel iffy with the writers apparently
            Especially how Lunala basically got shafted/sidelined to me honestly

          • night shroud96

            Weird-ish name

          • night shroud96

            I swear if the SM writers do that I will just go “Seriously!??”

          • night shroud96

            If only Spirit Shackle isn’t ignored by Emergency Exit
            I went “wut?” when Guzma’s Golisopod managed to use Emergency Exit despite it got hit with Spirit Shackle

          • night shroud96

            Wished Decidueye got something like a mega form or something more to set it from Dhelmise honestly

          • night shroud96

            I hated how despite their is like a graveyard/haunted area, there is only a few ghost types
            Like not enough in each area
            Like the wrecked marketplace in Gen VII (only freaking Mimikyu and Gengar line)
            Its just usually Gastly/Haunter and one other ghost and that’s it
            I am surprised there is no catacomb like place in XY, would have been perfect to find ghost types, like Honedge

          • night shroud96

            I got a big thought sometime ago about a huge place(maybe a castle/mansion) that has all ghost types while having places that references legendaries/mythicals/Ultra Beasts that are Ghost types
            With graveyard, tower similar to Celestial Tower form Gen V, etc

    • Re:Seraph

      Well I mean everything fucking resists bug

    • When your favorite type is the most common
      I
      E|

      • belmad

        It makes sense since there are more species living under water in real life than any other. And there are lots of yet to be discovered.

        I’m really surprised psychic is so high. I feel like it should be around dark but I guess lots of Pokemon has high thinking capabilities.

        As for rarest 4, they really make sense. Fairy and dragon are kind of legendary creatures along with ghosts. And icy environments are really hard to survive and also adapt. So it makes sense there appears so little number of Pokemon who managed to survive and gain Ice type. If only they make this type a little bit better so it worths this rareness.

        • Rockcrawdaunt

          Water’s reasoning for me is exactly what you said.
          Psychic is so high because a lot of psychics tend to be three stage (metagross line, gardevoir line, abra, gothitelle, solosis) or two stage or legendaries. There’s soooo many psychic legendaries.

          I always say ice needs a buff. SO BAD. Give it some resistances. Give it one more type to be super effective against. I think fairy would fit that well. That gives ice a super effective chance against dragon and ghost which are very powerful while still being weak to common types like fighting, fire, etc.

          • belmad

            Yes, ice can be supereffective against fairies. You know fairies are kind of protectors of nature,so having them fragile to harsh environments kinda makes sense. Also ice can resist flying. Wind can do pretty much nothing to ice, all it can do is cooling ice more. It can also resist water and bug.

            I also feel like there should be some effectiveness connection between grass and fairy. They are already connected in conceptual sense and many pokemon with flowers are pure fairy type already. How about making grass resistent to fairy type. You can’t expect protector of nature to hurt it right. It makes sense in that way.

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      7/10 Too much water and not enough ghosts

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I guess alot of dead things turn into the same ghosts.

    • InfinityD4

      My only Gripe with Fairy is it outright being immune to Dragon.

      • night shroud96

        I hated how it adds another weakness to Giratina
        In fact I am surprised Gamefreak hasn’t make any reference in-game/anime about the outrage about fairy types

        • Shiny Lurantis

          Fairy types are immune to outrage

          • night shroud96

            by outrage I mean fan outrage

          • Shiny Lurantis

            I know :p

  • Birdie

    Well darn, I was hopeing that the Sinnoh remake would be next. I hope that if the next game is another new gen that means they’re taking their time on the possible Sinnoh remake so it’ll be awesome.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      You’re the problem….(Im kidding obviously) but seriously why would you expect DP remakes next? Once we got confirmation that USUM was the last 3ds games, DP remakes should have flown far away from your thoughts. They’ll never start a new gen with a remake for multiple reasons, but one of the biggest is that remakes don’t make them as much money as brand new games

      • Writhing Oddity

        Well if ORAS happened after XY which happened after BW2 then I can still have hope that Sinnoh will show up again after the next new gen. Also I didn’t expect it to be next I said I hoped it would have been.

  • Hey Seraph now that your here want to here my Sage team?

    • Re:Seraph

      Sure!

      • Lizzo (Aguade) lvl.14
        Pengi (Pengliff) lvl.11
        KublaKraus (Koblin) lvl.7 (Jack Frost Cartoon reference)

        • Re:Seraph

          Ayyyyyyyyyy I like it

          • Thanks I had a Minarac too, but Earthen said it was terrible so I boxed it

          • Re:Seraph

            jhkULKHGMJHKUOHKNHOUKJMHoikjM HJ Minarac sucks early game but he’s my child 🙁
            He’s so good when he evolves imo

          • Wow my Koblin ain’t very nice

            It just said when talking to it that its unsure if being eith me is a good idea or not

          • Re:Seraph

            Koblin is cool :3

          • Oh and the other 2 members I want are
            Doppole and Chelonite

          • Re:Seraph

            They’re cool bois tho

        • Monkeyfuzz

          You picked the best starter imo, I really enjoyed having her on my team.

          • She just basically took on Foster by himself and survived Cubzero with one Hp. Sadly Snome took it down and I lost

          • Monkeyfuzz

            It’s actually a pretty tough first gym. might want to evolve it first.

          • Probably should sadly my team is pretty bad as most of the time Lizzo carries them with Pengi and Kublakraus struggling behind

          • Monkeyfuzz

            I think they just need some training.

          • Re:Seraph

            I prefer birdboi because it allows you to use the best fakemon ever without type overlap

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Which is that?

          • Re:Seraph

            The grass starter

          • Monkeyfuzz

            No the best fakemon ever.

          • Re:Seraph

            ;3

          • Re:Seraph
          • Monkeyfuzz

            Oh it’s pretty cool, I actually prefer the water starter though. I also used the Grass/Fire rabbit and am still annoyed I couldn’t fully evolve it due to lack of stones.

          • Yeah, which reminds me how far does the Demo go? and when more is added will our save files still transfer over?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Up to Gym 3, and I think so in future demos but not the full game.

          • Re:Seraph

            Gym 3, possibly

          • Re:Seraph

            Hmm

          • Re:Seraph

            Fun fact, at the bottom floor of gym 3 there is an easter egg involving one

          • Monkeyfuzz

            One what?

          • Re:Seraph

            Lavoon

          • The Statues?

          • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

            No in the gym itself

          • I see nothing except that its a Castle

          • I don’t see it :/

  • Re:Seraph

    What makes a Pokemon? I’m not an artist or much of anything. I don’t really think I’m the ideal person to say it but here I am. Every single generation, count it, every one, has its own unique style. In many cases,I can look at a pokemon and say “that looks like a gen __ mon!”
    Even fanmons have this to an extent. If I see a fanmon from a game like sage and one from a game like ethereal gates, I can pinpoint which game they belong to simply by how they look
    More than anything, I’m eager to see the identity next gens Pokemon bring to the table.

    • Me too I wonder what they’ll look like

      • Re:Seraph

        I actually want like some really off the walls designs this time

        • Chaos

          What like a picture frame … ?

          … badum tssss

          • Re:Seraph

            Not even joking when I say you could make a cool design out of that

          • Chaos

            But I feel it would be forced to be at least part Ghost to go with some kind of haunted painting concept.

          • Re:Seraph

            Who says that’s a bad thing?
            Like picture an empty frame with a desire to become filled so it pulls things inside of it to make them the picture

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Maybe has Protean like ability and the picture changes depending on the type being used.

          • Re:Seraph

            Possibly

          • Chaos

            It would just be predictable and not compelling enough…in my opinion.

          • Re:Seraph

            Understandable

          • Can I use this please? I now want to make it

          • Chaos

            Use away…

          • 😀
            I can make this super good

            Also Monkeyfuzz may I use your idea of Changing type to change the picture

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Yeah, might want to limit it to certain types though idk, more like Castform maybe.

          • I think maybe it should limit to these types

            Dark, Ghost, Normal and Psychic

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Makes sense, I think limiting it might be necessary just from a design standpoint. Look at how simple Arceus and Silvally are in terms of changing appearance for every type, basically so they don’t have to redesign them much if at all in each form. This is why I suggest it be like Castform, as it has far more changes in its’ weather forms.

          • night shroud96

            A haunted painting

            I wonder about one based off of Dullahan, some sort of ghost knight if I recall correctly

        • Monkeyfuzz

          This is why I want unused type combos to be explored, ones like Grass/Fire, Ice/Poison, Electric/Poison (actually alot of things + Poison) could have alot of potential for weird and wonderful designs.

          • Re:Seraph

            Yeesssss

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      I think one reason for having such unique style for a different gen is somewhat influenced by the region they’re introduced, like they’ll take inspiration and will make mons based on how to adapt on that area and also based on stuff from the country the region is based on.

      • Re:Seraph

        It’ll be amazing regardless. I’m hyped!

  • Shiny Lurantis

    So since there’s so many newbies/returning peeps lurking, how about a dumb cheesy ice breaker thing?

    Favourite type?
    Favourite Pokémon?
    Favourite Pokémon game?

    • Re:Seraph

      Fave type? Ghost
      Fave Pocket monster? Marshadow
      Favorite game? BW followed by UM

      • night shroud96

        For me its
        Ghost
        Decidueye for Starters, Giratina for Legendary, unsure for Mythicals, Talonflame for regional birbs, etc
        Favorite game is White/White 2 followed by Moon/Ultra Moon(with Y and Omega Ruby as runner ups)

        • Re:Seraph

          Ayyy

          • night shroud96

            I hated how I have to get both Palkia/Dialga to encounter+catch Giratina in ORAS and USUM instead of encountering it like the other legendaries
            Since its impossible for me to get both due to unable to trade nor pokebank
            I really want Giratina badly

      • Gamer Dragon07

        Dragon
        A tie between Blastoise and Charizard
        Black/Black 2 for the story, Moon/Ultra Moon for the region ( I was born in Hawaii and I love the tropical setting ), and Y for the variety of pokemon introduced in Kalos

    • I don’t think I really have a type I like a variety of types of girls I think

      Oh you meant Pokémon types

    • Water
      Weavile
      Diamond

      • Re:Seraph

        Nani? Not even platinum?

        • More memories have been made by me in Diamond
          *Screams inside as I realize I can’t beat VR rn in it with my team being super under leveled

          • Re:Seraph

            You’re insane

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            So nostalgia basically ?

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Hi I’m new glad to make acquaintance

      Ghost
      Chandelure
      Mystery Dungeon EoS

    • Shiny Lurantis

      Poison
      Salazzle
      Platinum

    • belmad

      Hello everyone, I’m Bella Madonna. I’m from world. I’ve been on Pokejungle since February 2010(Zororak Silhouette!). I made a deal with Paul for a precious thing and sold my soul in exchange for that so I came here occasionally to interfere with comment section. I’ve had love affairs with both Dae and Moving but they don’t really like talking about that. They will probably tell you it’s a lie. All men are same, duh. My favourite type is grass, Pokemon is Leafeon and games are BW/BW2. I’ve had alchocol problems throughout my life but learned that I actually have mental disorder. It’s not getting in my way so badly but it is still hard to live that way.

    • Favorite type: Dragon
      Favorite Pokemon: Tyrantrum
      Favorite Pokemon game: Tough to say but I’d have to go with Ruby and Sapphire

    • Taum2

      Favourite type would be electric. Favourite pokemon, Luxray, obviously and favourite game would be Platinum or White 2

    • PumpkinLord

      Favorite type? Dark
      Favorite Pokemon? Flygon
      Favorite Pokemon game? BW2 A.K.A the best pokemon games

    • Nah mines pretty obvious

      Fairy
      Lopunny but sometimes also Primarina

      HGSS

    • Gamer Dragon07

      Dragon
      A tie between Blastoise and Charizard
      Black/Black 2 for the
      story, Moon/Ultra Moon for the region ( I was born in Hawaii and I love
      the tropical setting ), and Y for the variety of pokemon introduced in
      Kalos

    • Sunniera 2.0

      Fairy
      Mimikyu
      B2W2

    • Monkeyfuzz
    • MenacingCascoon

      Favorite type is definitely Dragon type! The power! The coolness!
      Favorite Pokemon? Seeecret
      Favorite Pokemon game? Pokemon Emerald.

    • Ultron

      Dark
      Volcarona
      …Black/White. Wow, can’t believe I said that. HGSS close second…also Platinum…and then B2W2

    • Rockcrawdaunt

      Ice
      Froslass
      Ruby/ Sapphire!

  • Chaos

    One thing that I’m annoyed has never been retconned

    Castform not having a Sandstorm form.

    Castform is also one Pokemon for whom I would welcome an evolution.

    Yes I know it’s a weather Gimick for Gen 3, but seriously not pushing that slightly further and having it evolve into four different forms depening on the overworld weather was such a shame…give them the corresponding weather setting and boosting abilities and you could have some solid Pokemon.

    • Shiny Lurantis

      Castform is based on clouds and sandstorms have very little to do with clouds. Granted, sunlight isn’t exactly super cloud related either, but in art and in little weather icons you can frequently see a little sun peaking over clouds

      • Chaos

        I understand that, but in my opinion it just makes it feel incomplete, and that bugs me slightly.

        • Rockcrawdaunt

          I never noticed this and now I’m equally frustrated.

    • InfinityD4

      at this point that might be more likely than Nidorina and Nidoqueen being Fixed(or Un-Fixed as it were)

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I want 2 fixes, 1. to make them able to breed at all and 2. let the Pokeball from Male Nidoran pass to females.

        • InfinityD4

          they also need to make Miltank and Tauros, and maybe Braviary and Mandibuzz and some other male/female only technically unrelated pair work like Volbeat and Illumise

    • Ultron

      … ;-;

      I know Castform is a cloud, but within the pokemon world, Sandstorm is still a “weather effect” and was even introduced into the overworld in gen 3 through the desert.

      https://orig00.deviantart.net/db1f/f/2017/148/3/1/castform2_by_inprogresspokemon-dbaqsnt.png

    • MenacingCascoon

      Definitely! Especially since Weather Ball has a different effect in the sand.

  • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

    WELPPP

    • Shiny Lurantis

      Did somebody Lend you that username?

      • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

        Silence

        • Shiny Lurantis

          LET ME PUN

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY LENS

      Don’t know what a Lens is tho :Y

      • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

        Len’s I mean but im lazy
        Len as in Kagamine

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          Oh cool

          HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEN

          • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

            😀

  • I know how a lot of you dislike Fakemon ideas, but anyone want to comment on so far the name for my Picture Pokémon? I’m thinking about calling it Canvurse, or to break down the name a mix of Canvas and curse

    • night shroud96

      I wonder about one based off of the Dullahan?

  • UnburdenedLegume

    The person who leaked RR now claims that the Switch game is a Kanto remake…

    • I’ve been watching Bulbagarden Forums. Supposedly the person who leaked RR found it on Tieba (a Chinese forum) and just posted to Bulbagarden Forums because they thought it was funny. But now, the same person is saying that the post got deleted on the forums. I hope to god that the Switch game is NOT a Kanto Remake.

      • UnburdenedLegume

        I mean if they wanna reboot the whole thing, might as well start over with Kanto but i prefer gen 8 myself

        • I’d prefer Generation 8 too. The same guy that leaked the Generation 7 Starter Final Forms concept sheet and mentioned the battle system for the Switch game is comparable to Digimon World and Pokken (Ghost of Larry’s future on Twitter), said that Generation 8 Pokemon were in the process of being named and trademarked. I hope that statement is true in all honesty. There’s been a lot of “information” going around about the Switch game lately. It’s hard to believe what is false and what is true.

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Would be better if it’s a new story in Kanto

    • Daedardus

      #fakenews

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Sick of Kanto give me gen 8 ffs

        • I stopped giving a sh*t a while ago I’ll just do whatever it takes until Sinnoh Remakes come out

        • Ultron

          I want all games set in Kanto with only the original 151. None of that ice cream cone and trash sh*t!!

          • UnburdenedLegume

            I’ve come across suggestions like a reboot with the original 151, but redesigns

          • Ultron

            Isn’t that basically Black and White though haha

          • UnburdenedLegume

            Basically but maybe a complete reboot including revamping the battle system and such

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      To be fair they said they saw Chinese people on that Tieba site walking about it. So it’s not directly from them specifically. They do think it’s suspicious that the admins took down the thread. Something they supposedly don’t do if it’s just general discussions.

  • Spoiler for Zelda DLC

    Kinda disappointed that the last divine beast isn’t really a beast? I mean it’s not an animal at all it’s just a regular dungeon

    • Ultron

      Same though. Like, why wasn’t it a horse? That would’ve been PERFECT for Link..Also I wish Rhoam wasn’t in any cutscenes, he’s the worst voice actor I’ve ever heard. Also low key wish it actually focused on the champions like I thought it was supposed to. They each got a cutscene and that was it.. :/

      • I still gotta do the dungeon but I’m really confused more than anything. I thought this was goona address the complaints people had about the story but not… really? I had some really fun moments doing this DLC pack just because it’s BOTW and it’s great but still.

        Master Trials is fantastic tho

    • EarthenWarrior

      Actually you may not of noticed i found the dungeon very similar to a Divine Beast
      WE’RE INSIDE AN ENGINE BLOCK

  • Shiny Lurantis

    It kinds scares me how much effort people can put into stuff like this :0

    https://jcling.deviantart.com/art/Pokemon-Trainer-Creator-401165483

  • Just curious, have deleted posts on forums regarding supposed Pokemon game leaks lead to real leaks in the past? Or mostly no?

  • What hog warts house would crash bandicoot be in

    Discuss

    • Ultron

      The house with mediocre video games
      -shots fired-

      • Bad answer

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Good answer

      • Fedex

        Good answer

    • Fedex

      Gryffindor.
      His wacky, energetic and risk taking/adventurous personality would fit well in Gryffindor imo

    • Shiny Lurantis

      Well I’m a Hufflepuff and I’m too good for Crash memes

      So that’s an option annihilated

    • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

      Woah

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    The anime’s UB arc seems like it’s gonna be pretty baller. Even some surprise cameos by Marshadow which I wasn’t expecting given how it got a movie.

    • Shiny Lurantis

      Can you give a link? Also, not super surprised Marshy is showing up because its Z-Move wasn’t shown off but I wasn’t really expecting it to reappear so soon :0

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Here’s a tweet that has the preview.
        https://twitter.com/TheEndlessZero/status/946169536528621568

        • UnburdenedLegume

          WHAT THE HELL WHY ARE THERE SO MANY COOL RIDE POKEMON IN THE ANIME? GARCHOMP, FLYGON, METAGROSS AND WE ARE STUCK WITH BUMS LIKE STOUTLAND AM OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

          • Shiny Lurantis

            Btfo Stoutland is better than all those crapmons you just listed

          • Ultron

            Metang ***

            Also there was Dragonair ;-;

            That’s another issue I have with USUM. Almost all the changes GF made were cosmetic yet they couldn’t give us some new “skins” for pokerides? More options?

          • UnburdenedLegume

            They really replaced the Dowsing machine (which was a key item) with Stoutland search lmaoo. Could have easily used that slot for Rhyperior climb (to climb rocks/mountains) or bring back Soar to traverse the skies of Alola and battle flying types idk man

          • Shiny Lurantis

            > Implying that any of those were actually scrapped for Stoutland Search when in reality they could co-exist
            > Wanting to see a Rhyperior at all

            Disgusting.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            The best was Dragonair.

          • night shroud96

            Didn’t know that but pretty miffed that’s not in USUM
            Honestly seeing all those pokemon with those ridiculous harnesses and such and none of them not minding it at all kind of bugs me
            Would be cool in seeing a Ride Pokémon show it doesn’t like the harness stuff that it has to wear and throws it off
            Could show the Ride Pokémon could they got their own ways of thinking than just “be someguy’s tool/vehicle, blahblah”

        • I’m surprised Zamasu (James) didn’t kill that Toxapex right on the spot for being a filthy ningen

          • My “clever” joke isn’t getting any recognition 🙁

        • EarthenWarrior

          Well my dong is expanded
          I WANNA FLY ON MY GARCHOMP
          And what was up with that Toxapex the coloration was all wrong
          AND FUKING BUZZWOLE FIGHTING BEWEAR are they TRYING to make the planet explode

          • Shiny Lurantis

            It’s a deliberate design choice to make it look more like James

            You see a Mareanie with the exact same colouring in the preview

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Marshadow didn’t really get a great deal to do in the movie.

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Maybe this time it’ll get a better role with “real Ash” at the helm of the plot lol

    • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

      Funny joke, Marshadow had zero role in the movie
      But the UB arc looks cool af tbh

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        That’s fair, but you wouldn’t expect it to be in the show since it was technically in the movie.

      • night shroud96

        Honestly Ho-Oh’s role in the movie is pretty disappointing
        All it did was fly, leave a feather and had some short fight with an unknown result
        Pretty disappointing since for so long Ho-Oh didn’t had a movie for it nor even a movie appearance
        And I didn’t like how Marshadow brainwashed all those pokemon, it just bugs me for some reason..

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Does that mean that Mars will get more of a role this time? Hopefully

    • night shroud96

      I wonder if Lunala is going to get any actual screentime(not counting the Cosmog scene, and said scene just bugs me)

  • UnburdenedLegume

    If James gets Toxapex might as well cancel the anime. Its gonna be all over for the rest

    • The Butter Grinch

      You know he’ll get it

      • UnburdenedLegume

        James and Jessie really owning two of the best competitive mons out there while Ash is stuck with a stupid fire kitten and a lazy owl. Cruel world man

        • night shroud96

          Honestly said owl can be a badass ghost archer while said cat can become a feline heel wreslter
          If the writers ever even allow at least Rowlett evolve
          I swear if we don’t get Decidueye then I know the writers are purposely going opposite with whats popular

          • Ultron

            Nintendo probably just made a sh*t ton of Incineroar merchandise before SM came out thinking it would be the most popular only to realize that it was Decidueye by a mile so now they’re trying their hardest to make Incineroar a thing

          • night shroud96

            So poor ghost birb is going to get upstage despite being more popular?
            Oh crud..
            Speaking of ghosts, I wonder if Lunala is more popular than Solgaleo or is it a wavering balance scale on that?

        • LunaMoon

          It also sucks that Lana isn’t evolving her Popplio to becoming more beautiful….stronger….Pokemon.

  • The Butter Grinch
    • Shiny Lurantis

      That bitch is dumb that thigh about to get some third degree burns

      • KᑌᑭᑭO

        Worth it!

  • The Butter Grinch

    Buzzwole fighting Bewear is so f*cking awesome

    • Shiny Lurantis

      Ultra Beast vs Legendary

      Hoipe

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Battle of the gods

  • EarthenWarrior

    so yeah i’ve dedicated most of my day to Rocket League what have i missed

    • Shiny Lurantis

      I did a hostile takeover and you’ve been appointed court jester or some shieet

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Buzzwole v Bewear IM HERE FOR THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Shiny Lurantis

    What if main series Pokemon battles become more like PokePark battles? Obviously they’d be more refined, etc but it’s an interesting thought.

    https://youtu.be/ERXfbI-z014

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Uh, they’d have to be a little more rogue like for me to like it tbh, cuz it doesn’t feel like a RPG at all lol

      • Shiny Lurantis

        RPGs aren’t based purely on their battle mechanics, it’s based on their out of battle features and narrative as well. It’d still be an RPG unless the battle changes to something like FPS or Platformer.

    • Ultron

      I like how you just punch other pokemon out of the way

      • Shiny Lurantis

        I like how Pikachu can beat Groudon with like three Quick Attacks

  • EarthenWarrior
    • Shiny Lurantis

      Lol white twink Earthen

      • EarthenWarrior

        Bleeeeh my trainersona consists of

        -stocky build
        -large coat with pockets
        -cowboy hat with teeth in it
        -a marowak skull belt buckle
        -Ursaring claw necklace (with a keystone embedded in it)
        -Cargo Pants
        -Hiker Boots

    • How did you remove the options menu?

      • Ultron

        Icon to the right of the camera, think it’s called UI

  • Monkeyfuzz
  • Shiny Lurantis

    Does anyone here have a trainersona or anything? How cringy is yours?

    • Can’t make one my laptop refuses to load the thing

    • EarthenWarrior

      Ian “Earthen” Andres
      Gender: Male
      Age: 24
      Height: 6.0
      Weight: Phat
      Home Region; Unova, Nacrene City
      Current Party: Rhyperior, Emboar, Heracross, Pangoro, Golisopod, Aerodactyl
      Likes: Winning, Not Losing, Physical Strength, Tough Pokemon, Ground Pokemon, Fighting Pokemon, Burgers, Geology
      Dislikes: Losing, Not Winning, Wimps, Fairy Pokemon, Psychic Pokemon, Burns (Status Condition), Burns (Taunt)
      Trainer Title: “The Down to Earth Trainer”
      Bio: a rough and bullheaded trainer hailing from the hustle and bustle Unova Region, fond of earthen Pokemon and showing prowess in battling, when he fights he unleashes the dormant warrior within himself rivaling the legendary Berserkers
      Quotes: “God Damn it!” “Piss off!” “Feh/Bah” “

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Not really, if I were in the Pokemon world I’d just be a far less terrible version of me.

    • This goes along with the anime I’ve been sort of writing, btw
      Alex (Last Name Undecided)
      Male
      Age:13(Pre Timeskip)-16 (Post Timeskip)
      Height:5’9 (13)/6’2(16)
      Home “Region”:New York
      Party (Potentially Unfinished):Lucario, Incineroar
      Bio(I’ll probably unintentionally include unnecessary stuff, so forgive me if I do):An average kid who lived a pretty normal life at first, Alex’s life took a turn for the less normal when he and his friend (Sam) were transported to the world of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon to fight off a great evil (name undecided). After that, he gained the ability to travel between his world and the Pokemon world through a special Poke Ball looking device. Through that, he met 3 people who would eventually become his friends and formed a group with them and Sam. Later on, after defeating another great evil (name also undecided), they decided to part ways to adjust back into their normal lives. After the 3 years had passed, Alex eventually gained the power to harness aura outside of his Lucario form (A bit late to bring that up, I know), and gained tremendous power through it. His main form of attacking is through punches and shooting blasts of aura through his index fingers.
      That’s all I can think of. Might add more later

      • Here are some quotes I guess:
        “What the hell?”
        “That’s not good.”
        “It’s like I’m living out an anime.”
        And here’s a semi-long one:
        “I don’t care how many bones you break… I don’t care how many organs you damage… I don’t care how many times you knock me down! You may call this a lot of things: “Foolishness, naivete, stubbornness. But I call it persistence. The persistence to kill you. The only one… the only one who’s gonna die here… IS YOU!!”
        That probably needs some tweaking

        • Oh yeah, Trainer Title:
          The Apathetic Aura Meister (It’s a nod to the P4A/P4AU titles given to the characters, how they’re sort of jabs at the characters)

      • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

        Just cause you’re taller than me doesn’t mean you need to rub it in

    • Name: Alex “Kurusu” Caldaett
      Gender: Male
      Age: 16
      Height: 5’7″
      Weight: Lightweight
      Born and raised in: Sinnoh, Celestic Town
      Current Team: Samurott, Weavile, Midnight Lycanroc, Glalie, Goodra, Steelix
      Likes: Water types, his friends and team, a good battle, French Fries, Ice types, lots of other stuff
      Dislikes: Evil organizations, People who use the word jaun as if it means anything, people who abuse Pokémon.
      Trainer Title: The Tide breaking Mediator
      Bio: Coming from the peaceful Celestic town he travels the world in search of making new friends and exploring with his team mates. His true fighting spirit lies within his kind exterior and rarely shows it unless really fired up.
      Key tem: A special necklace in the shape of a Steelix head given to by his grandmother so he may Mega evolve his Steelix

    • Shiny Lurantis

      Name: Connor Hemlock
      Gender: Male
      Age: 17
      Height: 5’9″
      Weight: Twink-sized
      Hometown: Virbank City
      Likes: The menseses, Poison-types
      Dislikes: Furries
      Party: Salazzle, Tentacruel, Roserade, Noivern, Mienshao, (M)Glalie
      Trainer title: a trainer

      • Just curious, but why is Furries under dislikes? (Sorry if that’s worded weird)

        • Shiny Lurantis

          He saved his Salazzle from rabid furries

        • EarthenWarrior

          He’s secretly one and wants to cover his tracks

      • Hyou Vizer

        twink-sized haha

    • Fuuck itt

      Name: Taylor “Star” Last Name
      Gender: Female
      Height: too fuckin tall
      Weight: too fuckin small
      Home Town: Newbark Town but I’m a god damn city girl living in Castelia biiiiiiiiiiiitch
      Likes: Cute girls, cute dogs, that gay shiit, Griffin McElroy
      Dislikes: Straight White Cis Men
      Pokémon:

      Feraligatr
      Lopunny
      Whimmsicott
      Ampharos
      Furret
      Primarina

      • EarthenWarrior

        How tall are you? If you don’t mind me asking

        • 5’9? I think? I haven’t really checked in a while

          • EarthenWarrior

            And…how old? Cuz I’m a solid 6 (or possibly 5’11 my low flat feet don’t do much for height)

          • 15 yo

          • EarthenWarrior

            Damn girl, you just might be a early bloomer, or just an Amazon

          • I’m going for an amazon I guess lol

          • EarthenWarrior

            Maybe you’ll slow down in your adult years….or just go kaiju!
            Attack on Star!

          • well my dad’s like 6’8 so… yeahh

          • EarthenWarrior

            So I guess gigantism runs in the family

          • i mean im hoping i dont go over 6’1

          • EarthenWarrior

            Well there’s a high possibility of that but I’m no doctor ((although I’m technically a Veterinarian’s assistant)) but being that tall shouldn’t be that a bad thing, and if you still have doubts maybe just do some risky height reduction surgery and be petite

          • Well I’d never go THAT far. It’s just that I’d sorta stand out in a crowd as a 6+ foot tall woman. Then again my cousin is pretty tall and she looks fine so maybe ill be alright

          • EarthenWarrior

            Well unsurprisingly I like tall women and I know plenty of people who would kill to have a tall girl

            And the whole social aspect is too overblown I feel I mean yeah you could stand out of a crowd but it’s not like they’re blaming you for something out of your control, it’s truly all in the mind, but who knows my brother is in the same boat he’s 5’6-8 and he’s only 13 and that kid barely eats

          • Eh I guess i’m used to people blaming me for things out of my control lol.

          • EarthenWarrior

            Well they are asswads, just means that if you do go titansss you can crush them for their insensitivity!!!

          • lol yeah. thanks fam

          • EarthenWarrior

            Anytime

    • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

      Lemme drop a meme
      Name: Hotiron the Trainerr
      Gender: Penis
      Height: Ninne inch nailz
      Weight: Your mom
      Hometown: Resolution Cave
      Likes: Darkness, Honedges, Aegislash, Doublades, Bisharps, Pawniards, Mewtwo, Shadow Mewtwo, Darkrai
      Dislikes: People, social media, pop culture, my mom
      Pokemon:
      Shiny Aegislash
      Bisharp
      Shadow Mewtwo
      Mewtwo
      Darkrai
      Arceus-Dark
      Catchphrase: Nothinn personnel cchild

    • MenacingCascoon

      Is it bad that I have a lot? I get bored…
      Here’s one:
      A dragon type Pokemon Coordinator to show off dragon types performances rather than their battling skills. Specifically showing off a dragon type for each contest criteria
      Gender: Male
      Weight: Uh Medium I guess
      Height: Tall
      Hometown: Oppelucid City (future)
      Current Place: (Started Journey) Hoenn
      Likes: Dragons, Contests
      Dislikes: Steel types
      Party: [Mega] Sceptile (Cool), Dragonair (Beauty), Shelgon (Cute), Druddigon (Tough), Latias (Smart), Shiny Noivern (All)

    • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

      Real talk gimme a sec I’ll make a legitimate one

    • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

      Name: Seraph (Ryan)
      Gender: Male
      Age: 17
      Height: 5’2 (I imagine I’d be shorter for smolness purposes)
      Weight: Light (This is a fantasy trainersona, lets fix that up)
      Home: Unspecified, probably Alola, akala somewhere
      Likes: Bug and ghost types, anything that entertains him for more than two seconds, battles, etc
      Dislikes: Fire in general, tight spaces
      Pokemon:
      Decidueye (My original partner Pokemon)
      Araquanid (A pokemon I knew since I was a babi)
      Masquerain (interestingly enough seems to fill the role of a shoulder Pokemon. Its implied that this is my strongest normal member strangely enough)
      Dusknoir (That ever so common super powerful boi I can’t properly control yet)
      Flygon (A powerhouse and a transport)
      Reuniclus/Ampharos/Relicanth (The last member tends to switch on a frequent basis)
      (Can call upon a marshadow in desperate times but in most cases prefers to never use it in battle)
      Bio: A strange boi with an intense bond with his Pokemon. He doesn’t like to talk about his past much and has a “keep moving forward” optimistic attitude. Will frequently make up long and strong-sounding backstories to psych out his opponent and get into their head. This has an approximate success rate of 3/100 trainers. Ironically enough he’s decent in battle and specializes in tripping up his opponents and playing mindgames. Wears a reapers cloth as a scarf to look “cool” as he puts it. The real reason is simply because its comfy

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Netflix America has all seasons of Fresh Prince. I’m all set for the next 3 days man

    • Monkeyfuzz

      It’ll take longer than that won’t it? I feel like I learned alot from that show.

    • Josh Omega

      Why can’t I find it on Netflix……I was so excited and than it wasn’t there ?

  • Oi! Why can’t I remove the options so I can add in My team in?

  • MenacingCascoon

    This is pretty cool. I like whoever made the trainer maker thingy. I wish they added more pokemon, but it’s still very cool! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc38fbbb49d7fb65d0b99a2dce639e525ac75aea9c8d931a3ef116121ae59686.png

    • EarthenWarrior

      yousa chick?

      • MenacingCascoon

        Dont be such a bimbo lol

        • Ok I have heard from people you are a boy, but originally I assumed you were a girl. Which are you if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      I’d have at least liked starter final evos and option to use more than 1, but it’s honestly a good maker and better than the one on the official site.

    • Daedardus

      Female model is oddly proportioned, hip span should be around the same or a bit higher than total shoulder span, now it’s more of a buff dude with breasts.

      • Shiny Lurantis

        when you work them pecs a bit too much

  • Shady
    • LunaMoon

      Honestly it would’ve been funnier if they had it be Pheromosa vs. it, but of course, second version isn’t canon, only first one.

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        I mean I’m sure Pheromosa will show up. It just makes more sense for the two muscle prone Pokemon to battle it out.

        • LunaMoon

          I guess it’d be cool if they had Pheromosa pretend to be Lusamine considering they’re very similar. Plus, they could have a shiny Pheromosa cosplay and then the secret being revealed later on.

          • Shiny Lurantis

            I think Lillie would notice if her mother was a cockroach

          • Shiny Lurantis

            Wrong name, edited

          • night shroud96

            Can see Pheromosa do something about that
            In fact Ultra Beasts might be capable of doing bizarre things or something regular pokemon aren’t capable of especially in the anime

          • LunaMoon

            Nah, she didn’t notice Nebby was a Legendary, why would she notice that small detail.

        • Shady

          I feel like ash kinda play pokemon sun

  • Yo in Sage where do you get Rock Smash? I want a Rocano for Foster

  • Ok I finally got around to playing with the trainer customizer thing,

    https://i.imgur.com/xgLaZyz.png?1

    • MenacingCascoon

      I thought you were a poison type expert

      • ..no?

        I use Fairy types

        I just dressed my trainer all wintery as an excuse to wear a scarf and leggings so I put the snow background

    • Shiny Lurantis

      you win for design

    • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

      Lookin gudddd

      I would do this but not one of my team members is in the thing so

      • I just noticed my Pokemon match my color scheme lol

        Me: Black, White, Pink
        Sylveon: White Pink
        Noivern: Black, Purple(close enough to pink), White

      • Shiny Lurantis

        none of mines were

        show your style ghost dood

        • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

          I will naht

      • (pssst… in the bird menu, if you click on the unknown and type in “bird jesus” you get a secret something)

        • Monkeyfuzz

          You can also get villain team outfits.

    • belmad

      OMG, I just became lesbian.

      • thanks im 15

        • belmad

          Sorry, I don’t want to get into jail.

    • EarthenWarrior

      Mmm I like the color, the vividness on a bold dark color really complements each other

      • Thanks fam! Black and Pink is my favorite color combo

        probably because i wanna be an emo bitch but I’m also too girly to commit to it lol

        • EarthenWarrior

          Yeah but they gotta be used in the right areas or they ruin it

          And the emo bitch look or actually being a emo wannabe

  • Gosh damn it! An hour long search for Snome and still nothing, but good news Lizzo evolved into Iguadium

    • now I know what people who don’t play pokemon hear when I rant about it to them lol

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Snome is annoying to find and not that great tbh.

      • The only reason I really want it other than adorable design is that I have three choices

        -Have Pengliff and get a Ice/Rock types
        -Have Snome and have a Pure Ice type
        -Go for neither and wait for better team mates to come by

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I used the Puffin.

          • Meh Bluffin just doesn’t interest me

            Especially knowing why the hell is it pure Ice type? Even if it doesn’t fly, it’s a bird! Or why is Pebblosa Normal and not Rock? It has pebbles in its origins and literally has rocks on it

            Those two have odd ball typings

          • Monkeyfuzz

            They evolve with the types you expect. Bluffin evolves into the beautiful Burrmudail.

      • Oh and do you know where to get Rock Smash by any chance in the game

        • Monkeyfuzz

          I don’t remember.

          • Darn I want Rocano for the gym, but it require Rock Smash.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Legato Crossroads, well after Gym 1.

  • Checked there are 1099 comments here…

    Now its 1100 🙂 (Sorry just posting so I can make it that number)

  • Josh Omega

    Can someone please give me a link to this trainer maker everyone is using? Would love to make my own!

  • Josh Omega

    Just download Pokémon sage after seeing soemone here talk about it lol not sure which starter I will pick yet

    • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

      It’s a joy! I remember when I first got everyone into it when the demo first came out. You won’t regret playing it for a moment.

      • Josh Omega

        I am having trouble picking my starter lol the grass is tempting though since it evolves into a humming bird. Used to watch them at my paw paws house when I was little so it’s kind of nostalgic in a way.

        • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

          I went for grass. It struggles a shitton for the first gym but it’s awesome regardless. Especially later on

          • Josh Omega

            Right now I am leaning towards the grass because of its evolution bringing back good memories. That said I hope we get an actual humming bird Pokémon in gen 8! Dolphin too lol

          • HOLY DICK ITS LENS BIRTHDAY

            Oh for sure! If we get a hummingbird I’ll immediately pick it up!

          • Josh Omega

            It would go on my team so quickly! Not sure what it’s typing would be though.

    • I suggest

      Kidling if you want an easy gym battle

      Foliage if you want a cute starter, but will need extra training

      Augade for a neutral mixed between the two

    • Hyou Vizer

      i forgot this existed, imma want until full game.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Daaaaaw that’s cute

    • Shady

      U can use that as an HM

    • Adorable

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Weird lol

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    So as a follow up about that Tieba rumor of a new Kanto game the person on Bulbagarden that was a known leaker said that they’re acquainted with an admin on there. So they can confirm that the person who deleted the thread wasn’t the original poster, but was in fact another admin. Said admin who deleted the trhead also apparently has ties with an inner circle of leakers. I guess the “famous Chinese leaks” from SM were actually deleted by that admin even. So it’s highly suspicious they’d delete the Kanto thread. I have a few thoughts on all this

    So what if most if not all the rumors are in fact real? What if we do return to Kanto, but it’s not the Kanto we know from past games? I was thinking that maybe we’re really about to witness a sort of reboot. What if we do return to Kanto, but this time the dex has been expanded with brand new Pokemon and features a brand new story to fit with the new graphics and modern times. That would technically make it a brand new gen and a return to Kanto all in one game. It would certainly explain why some rumors say it’s a new gen while others say a Kanto remake of some kind. It would also explain why GF seems to be making USUM out as an end of an era game rather than just the end of the 3ds games like BW2 was. Otherwise why would they say it was the culmination of the last 20 years? Those words seem suspicious if the next game is just business as usual. In any event whatever we get next will be interesting and certainly not what anyone expects. Exciting times are ahead.

    • Josh Omega

      Not sure how I would feel about returning to kanto again. But if it’s completely different with plenty of new Pokémon I guess I could handle it

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        I feel like the major problem people have with Kanto now a days is not that Kanto itself has been everywhere, but that the general 1st gen has encroached on many other gens. If they had only stuck to minor hints and nods then it would have been fine, but doing stuff like giving out the Kanto starters in XY was a bit much. Other than than Kanto itself hasn’t been in much spotlight recently. With he exception of the VC releases we haven’t gone to a newly revamped Kanto with it’s own story in a VERY long time. Could be interesting to see it in full 3d and a new story.

        • Josh Omega

          That is pretty much my main issue with kanto. It has gotten way too much attention the past few gens. Getting kanto starters in x and y as you said. Then the whole alolan forms only being for gen one Pokémon :/ overall a return to the region itself wouldn’t bother me too much. Just give me plenty of new Pokémon is all I ask for.

    • I get exactly what you mean and I love this idea!

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Would be kind of a little of what everyone one wants. Those who are bored with plain old Kanto would get new Pokemon and a new story, but those who are looking for a nostalgia kick would get to go back in general and maybe even see some old characters. The best of both worlds

  • Josh Omega

    I am so curious what they will do for the starters in gen 8. Can definitely say I never expected to actually get a grass owl like rowlet lol personally I am hoping that we get a water platypus or elephant! Fire if they continue loosely following the Chinese zodiac rabbit or snake. Grass I am not sure ? deer maybe? Lemur?

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Well if the hints are there and just maybe they are there (and assuming my theory isn’t totally correct) the starters may end up being a Tanuki, Ram/goat, and a wolf.

      • Josh Omega

        wait a wolf starter? O.o wolves are my favorite animal so that would be a very easy choice!

      • Josh Omega

        If I may ask where are these hints at?

        • TheUltraMonster6893

          While he hasn’t outright stated it as being a part of the info he has on gen 8, a while ago a guy named GekkougaLarry on Twitter posted 3 pictures of those animals and said that he liked them. He definitely seems to have sources, but that one particular post may or may have anything to do with the gen 8 info he has. so take that with a grain of salt.

          • Josh Omega

            Oh okay then. All I can say if that somehow happens and we get a wolf starter if will easily be my starter lol

      • Hyou Vizer

        water wolf that becomes part ice

        tanuki grass, im questioning if they’d actually give it’s final evo giant balls .___.”

        ram/goat fire that becomes part fairy

        those are my wants from that info you gave

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    So here’s a thought. Say we do go back to Kanto in the form of a reboot. Would be pretty interesting if the starters were different. Gen 8 will definitely have all new Pokemon regardless of where it’s set. If we go back to Kanto and it has new Pokemon I could totally see us getting a new set of starters in a reboot. Would make them giving us the “original” three starters in XY and then in the VC releases be more sensible. Otherwise why would they have even bothered if we were gonna get them again later on?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Not everyone played gen 6 or VC though.

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        True, but they don’t have control over that. It’s still them making the 3 starters available in a more modern set of games. All they can do is make them available. If some people don’t play them then that’s their loss.

        • Monkeyfuzz

          They’d probably just give you the originals at some point, maybe post-game. Also a more recent example is USUM Island Scan btw.

          • TheUltraMonster6893

            That’s also a fair point. Either way they seem to be flooding us with opportunities to get the original starters and for no real reason either. at this point most if not everyone has access to them in some form or another. Doesn’t make much sense to keep doing special things for them unless the next games won’t feature them at all or very little.

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Gen 1 nostalgia though. They are also very recognisable for the brand, not on Pikachus’ level but alot of people will know what they are even if they don’t know the names.

          • Josh Omega

            This could work^ maybe it’s set in an alternate kanto with different starters. Maybe the professor oak we know falls into this kanto from a wormhole or something post game gives us a kanto starter for helping him get back?

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Maybe it’s in the future a bit and Blue is now the Professor, Prof.Oak is chilling with Samson Oak on a beach and just throws the starters at you when you approach him. Or they could link with wormholes, if they are even continuing that part of the lore.

          • Josh Omega

            That could work too. An adult blue as the professor. Doesn’t mention professor oak all game making everyone think he’s dead. Then you find him chilling on a beach lol

    • Would make sense

      Maybe this is exactly what they hid from us *Suspense filled music intensifies

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        We shall see. My theory may be way out there, but I’ve been speculating a return to Kanto for some time now and the stars definitely seem to be aligning recently.

    • Turtle78

      We already got our callback to Kanto with SUMO. I doubt they’d do that again.

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        This wouldn’t be a call back tho. It’d be essentially a reboot. We haven’t actually visited Kanto in almost a decade and Kanto has never gotten any expansions or additional areas. (Sevi Islands don’t count as they’re not directly attached to Kanto) Also there have been call backs to Kanto in almost every game so your point isn’t really saying much.

  • Schedule for Games Done Quick 2018

    https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule

    Games y’all might be intrested in:

    (Game), (Date), (Run Time) (Category)Check the schedule for the start time for your time zone

    Splatoon 2 Sunday, January 7th (1:40:00) any%

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Sunday, January 7th (0:50:00) Main Quest

    Sonic Mania Monday, January 8th (1:00:00) Sonic and Tails any%

    Super Mario 3D World, Tuesday, January 9th (2:05:00) any%

    Metroid (NES), Wednesday, January 10th (0:30:00) all bosses warpless

    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Wednesday, January 10th (1:35:00) any%

    Yoshi’s Island, Wednesday, January 10th (2:00:00) any% warpless race

    Super Mario Sunshine, Wednesday, January 10th (3:15:00) 120 shines

    Starfox 2, Thursday, January 11th (0:45:00) New Game+ Expert

    Super Mario Galaxy, Friday, January 12th (2:45:00) any%

    Pokemon Black 2/White 2, Friday, January 12th (3:30:00) any%

    Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Friday, January 12th (4:40:00) 100%

    Zelda: A Link to the Past, Saturday, January 13th (2:00:00) Randomizer, No Glitches, Open Mode Race

    Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Saturday, January 13th (3:57:00) All Main Quests (no amiibo)

    I really recommend you watch some if you can! It’s always great to watch speedrunners show their skills. I didn’t mention it but watch the Hollowknight stream. That game is great. Sorta surprised that there isn’t any Odyssey but I guess the game is so new that they will probably blow is all away with it during the Summer Event

    • ShinyXatu

      I’ll definitely catch Wednesday and Friday at least, all of the runs on those days are interesting to me. I want to see how people can beat Superstar Saga so fast especially, because I feel like I know that game like the back of my hand.

  • Monkeyfuzz
    • ShinyXatu

      Porgemon!

      • Monkeyfuzz

        I feel like this is a fusion trend waiting to happen.

        • ShinyXatu

          I haven’t seen the movie yet but the animals I’ve seen in the trailer are pretty cool. That ice wolf looked like Pokemon material in my opinion!

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Definitely, I would love a Pokemon that looked like that. There is also another thing that is kind of a space horse, I won’t spoil it for you but I really liked those too.

          • ShinyXatu

            It’s going to be an interesting decade coming up with lots of cool alien-looking designs in movies, with the 4 (FOUR) Avatar movies and new Star Wars trilogy by the director of The Last Jedi. Hopefully Pokemon will still be thriving by then and be able to compete 😛

    • kill it

    • InfinityD4

      IT’S THE RESKINNED PUFFINS OR SOMETHING THEY COULDN’T SHOO OFF WHILE FILMING SO THEY TURNED THEM INTO PORGS!

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Is that gen 8 Pikaclone

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Hopefully.

  • Alan-Michael White

    I’d rather shoot myself than play that game.

    • Ciro Blanco

      Nice! Shoot yourself!! or play the old games… always he same battle system is fcking boring

      • Alan-Michael White

        Pokemon’s battle system is perfect, so shoot yourself or go play boring Pokkén, don’t really care, don’t really think it’s right to tell people to shoot themselves, either, but hey, fair’s fair.

        • Ciro Blanco

          “Shoot yourself, don’t really care, don’t
          really think it’s right to tell people to shoot themselves, either, but
          hey, fair’s fair.”

  • belmad

    ***Random fact***

    Pokemon type combos that have never been used before:

    Normal/Poison
    Normal/Ice
    Normal/Bug
    Normal/Rock
    Normal/Steel
    Normal/Ghost
    Fire/Grass
    Fire/Ice
    Fire/Fairy
    Electric/Fighting
    Electric/Poison
    Electric/Dark
    Ice/Poison
    Ice/Bug
    Fighting/Ground
    Fighting/Fairy
    Poison/Psychic
    Poison/Steel
    Poison/Fairy
    Ground/Fairy
    Bug/Psychic
    Bug/Dragon
    Bug/Dark
    Rock/Ghost
    Dark/Fairy

    • belmad

      Just give us that “life of star” Electric/Dark Pokemon already. Starting with protostar,building up for supernova and ending with black hole.

      And please counterpart for Volcarona, Bug/Ice moth. Same overall stats, 1 staged evolution(absense of cacoon stage) and based on Lunar Moth. Sun-Moon, Fire-Ice counterparts.

    • I need a Normal/Ghost
      actually I thought it was going to be possible with Silvally. I got deceived.

      • night shroud96

        Speaking of Silvally, I wished they did more with the awesome thing
        Especially plot-wise

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Hawaii region and we never got a Fire/Grass tiki dancer. I’m baffled

  • Jackson CrackBear

    Masuda says to keep your expectations low. Keep them low but somehow the battle system is getting 100% redefined? I call BS.

    • Redefine the battle system maybe it just means redefine the GUI as we won’t have 2 screens anymore… so I expect something more in than direction than big game mechanic changes.
      I think their effort will be focused more in creating an adventure close to the Zelda Breath of The Wild rather than changing the whole battling system. I expect of course changes in there but not big ones.

    • Reece

      I guess a refined battle system could be as there aren’t dual screens, if you want to make a move in a battle, you hold down a button then using a direction for the four moves?
      I think it will still be turned based as all of the side games are ones for changing up the battle system – conquest, ranger, dungeon, Pokken

    • They should release a lighter and more compact version of Switch for the children… it is heavy even for my hands… otherwise forget about children playing it in the outside.
      I calculate that will happen in 2019.

      • Turtle78

        Im pretty sure they made it as compact/light as possible for the hardware it contains. Making a new compact/light version would simply hinder development of games on a console that is already underpowered in terms of hardware. Also, its like slightly heavier than a 3ds to the point where you barely notice the difference.

        To add on, if you take off the joycons, itss the exact same size as a 3ds.

        • Tessa Bain

          But that’s the thing, you can make it lighter by removing some of it.

          For example, if it’s handheld only you don’t need the Bluetooth/the Joycon rails and all that that entails. You also don’t need anything that makes it upclock, since it’ll be primarily used for handheld (though since it uses USB-C it’ll still be able to do video out with an extension from the dock, this variant would obviously be told to ignore trying to upclock).

          Of course being smaller in general would also remove some of the weight of the system in the materials used to make it up (especially the metal on the rails).

          A smaller, dockless, handheld only version (for at LEAST the price of the New 3DS XL to assuage the poorer and cheaper people) is almost certainly doable without affecting performance.

          And all this would do is hinder devs who are already screwing up by not taking the handheld format into account and porting appropriately, and those people should be hindered from putting a game on a platform that’s really a handheld with video out and upclocking so that’s okay.

      • bell02alpha

        Probably, eventually.

        Switch really should do 3 things before worrying about improving the base hardware:

        > dual screen version
        > cheap version
        > booster adaptor

        I’d even add a 4G version. I think it is still dumb to do it the way Vita did it, but more than ever, needing a constant connection will be important, and what GPS could bring to (console) gaming is a lot. However, that type of support should be a slotted attachment that relies on a pay as you go format for primary marketing, attaching it to an account on the secondary. This way kids and teens could easily take advantage as they buy or have things like Data cards purchased for them. But I think that only works going forwards in new hardware, or they’d have to release a broadcasting device accessory as an adaptor (which also can work but makes things less portable).


        That said, Dual Screen version, proportionally the size of the regular 3DS, but have sliding slots for taking the standard joypad controllers. Both screens as touch screens, and the ability to slide the top screen down (in addition to clam-shell closed) to be a one-screened micro handheld. Then give it an improved camera (I say just a nice old cell phone camera could be nice, one with flash, some auto-focus, maybe 8MP and maybe some 2-5x zoom… just depending on price) and a stylus that works with the new kind of screen. Start the price around $250 – 199, and release possibly over the summer or early fall in time for games like Animal Crossing, Mario Maker 2, and Pokemon.

        Why Dual Screens? It’s better for some games. We don’t have to worry about interface downgrades for the titles I spoke of, and future games like Xenoblade 2 won’t get criticized for a crowded interface. This could be a portable-only model, maybe come with a small extra bit of ram for more OS stuff for more portable comforts, possibly the same or less system storage, and upgrade all switch hardware to get new more portable specific software and apps like Streetpass 2.0. Also set the system up to be able to easier take mobile android based games, and rebrand them as “pocket” sized games, along with things like VC games of portable system games (or possible 3DS eShop titles).

        For a Cheaper version, I think redesign the WiiU gamepad in the style of the Switch. Have it as a device that can stream content from a switch, target the price from $100-150, update switch consoles such that some small games can be played at the same time (such as these “pocket” titles that are limited to how much hardware they can use) and also let it function as a screened pro-controller (possibly being able to connect two of these devices to one switch). Now you have a superior WiiU product that not only can function similar to the WiiU (making ports of games like Xenoblade easier as well as bring dual screened gaming to older Switches in console mode), but can do such on the go in portable mode, but also function as a second controller with a private screen, as well as a console that is more disposable than the base switch.

        Why this way for a cheaper system? The processing units and internal components of the Switch aren’t going to get cheap fast enough, and eventually Switch will loose pace as family won’t be able to afford each child a system (It will start to sell as a shared product like a home console). Possibly it could also save money in production by also including the dual screened model’s smaller single screen and possibly camera (for any feature parody).This can be that solution, with more included hardware components than the base gamepad, but made slimer and cheaper. However, it also would have a bonus of selling to every switch customer, unlike the 2DS as a budget solution as it extends multiplayer (so you no longer need to play side by side) and brings options of dual screened gaming.

        Finally, a booster adaptor, because the thing about the idea of improving the base model of the Switch in 2019, 2020, is that you aren’t going to see that big a jump to get that same form factor and size of the switch, but the price will greatly increase. I don’t know people will be willing to spend $400-500 just to play PS4 games in 1080p in console mode at 30FPS or even 60FPS. You are better off selling the concept in piecemeal, you might be able to get even more out of it.

        What they should instead do is redesign the Dock. Many people won’t throw away their old docks, they can still be set to other TVs and such, but they can make a new Dock, have it be a bit bigger, and add additional components of a secondary more powerful GPU with a custom CPU that can run in tangent with the base Switch model’s and give it additional ram to at least double the total, if not a bit more than even that (to allow for extra OS features). The dock could also include some space for a portable HDD (or two) to be slotted internally like a N64 cartridge, and have some advanced wireless features that allow it to do processing for switches connected wirelessly (also letting you use the base switch model as a second screen controller for those such games). You could also decide if you want to include a game card slot and joypad set to allow it to be used as a pure home console.

        This would not include the extra basic dock or a screen or internal battery which would save production cost and should allow it to be price ranged for $200-250. Now, if Nintendo choose to, they could release this in 2019, timed for the fall after the dual screened version and the budget second screened controller release, and sell it as a stand alone (for the aforementioned price) or as a dual-pack with the standard Switch for around $450-500. A hardware objective to sell the dual pack could be that when the switch is docked, it could run games at 1080p (or 1440p) 60FPS, as well as offer multiplayer experiences for a VR visor attachment (With that, you can plug in the console for power and processing, but it uses its own microscreens for display, gyroscope, accelerometer, and has a 3D 8MP camera with a secondary 3D IR or dot array camera for augmented game designs. That in of itself can aim for a $80 price point or $150 if it includes a game (something like Star Fox VR or something)).

        • dual screen Switch simply will never happen. that would overcomplicate the life for the developers and will make games incompatible between platforms

        • but I agree we need a more transportable TV adapter – charger

  • simkenno

    Happy Christmas New Year everyone.

    I’m still here stalking just without logging in or commenting <3

  • “no new megas” does not mean they are going to remove them as some other articles in other sites mention
    or am I wrong?

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  • EarthenWarrior

    Today’s Komala episode was extremely fillery but we learn that if you face off against Komala it will always have +5 Plot Armor and never lose

    • LunaMoon

      Why is that show constantly filled with filler? Not enough ideas? Lack of writers?

      • UnburdenedLegume

        Its not that fillery but its a slice of life anime, so it will never be as action packed as regular shounen (like the previous seasons)

        • LunaMoon

          Ah. That sucks as I really liked their non-filler episodes and really I dislike that entire concept of school. Hopefully there won’t be any excuse in Gen 8 to be completely filler.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    I dont think we’re getting an Italy based region for a long time, because Fiore.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    New article

  • Spike “R” Jagger

    I’d be down with a Pokemon plot that parallels the Renaissance whilst set in a region based on Italy

  • Lemonado Girl

    Much as I’m a fan of an Italy region, a mainline game is not changing up the battle system as described here. Doing anything like that does nothing but ensure that the real competitive Pokémon scene sticks with the older games, and suddenly Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the Smash Melee of Pokémon. TPCi has put so much effort into the VGC competition and format, even if I’m not a fan of how the main format is doubles, and it would be a stupid and rude move to just take it out back and shoot it like that. Also, contrast between tradition and innovation was already a subtheme of B/W(2), what with Opelucid, Black City/White Forest, and even Route 4 in the sequels, so I just doubt that they’re going that route again.

    In short, I’d be willing to vouch for an Italy region as nice but the rest of this I just can’t get behind.

  • Mark Harris Jr.

    They’d actually be doing me a favor if they simplified combat like that, cause then I would save money by not buying a Nintendo Switch since I wouldn’t be interested in playing the gen 8 Pokemon games anymore.

  • Mario

    They already finished recording Gen VIII Starter Pokemon voices.
    -Shizuka Ishigami
    -Mutsumi Tamura
    -Rie Murakawa
    -Ikue Otani

  • Cody

    No new Megas? So that’s it then, huh? Megas were just a one generation thing? We’ll never see an awesome Mega flying/fire Rapidash with wings? Welp, I’m out for good then. I couldn’t finish Pokemon Moon and I doubt I’ll play any of the new games. Unless they remake Diamond/Pearl. The only thing that could change my mind is if Gamefreak gives Dunsparce the awesome evolution(s) it deserves.

    • night shroud96

      I hope the no new megas part isn’t true
      Its pretty awkward how not all of the Starters(not even Kalos ones ironically) got megas

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  • NicoLito

    Is there a Switch direct next week?

  • Keen

    Here’s what I want for Gen 8:
    – Grass-Type Kangaroo Starter (Grass/Fighting), Fire-Type Centaur Starter (Fire/Electric) and Water-Type Marine Iguana Starter (Water/Dragon)
    – 120 new Pokemon, including 2-Stage Dolphin (Water/Psychic), Evolved form of Komala (Normal/Fighting) and Flying- and Rock-Type Eeveelutions
    – Version-exclusive regions
    – Magikarpium Z

    • night shroud96

      What I wish for is both new megas and Z-moves(both for pokemon that deserved them)
      If Gen 4 remakes happen then I wished Silvally could get some more focus, that thing didn’t get enough attention in SM and I don’t think USUM didn’t fixed that
      Maybe new forms for it based off of each Ultra Beast and maybe the Creation Trio
      It felt like something is missing for it

    • Paul Kudliman

      Magikarpium Z: Splash now becomes Super Spalsh, a move that allows Magikarp to jump even higher, and takes a second turn to come back down, but does absolutely no damage.

    • mcfilmmakers

      You are way too specific

  • Anon

    Don’t get your hopes up for the Nintendo Direct next week, get excited for the Pokémon Direct in February.

    Pokémon as you know it, has evolved!

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  • Stephen

    Hope the gyms return if the region is in spain or italy and put the rumour fire type in where madrid because its the hottest part or the canarie islands with the gym as a volcano in tenarife i miss the gyms trials were good but they were too easy and it was more of a mini game that your forced to play

    • incienso

      madrid is not the hottest part of spain at all not even close

      • Stephen

        A mate from valencia told me it was but i go by what he said but at least i know is not the hottest thanks mate they should use the canarie islands and the islands where mallorca, ibiza and menorca for to catch legendaries 🙂

        • incienso

          haha don’t worry man, Spain has in fact very interesting places and landscapes to get inspiration to. If you don’t mind I’m gonna give my personal opinion to the Spain-Italy region possibilities. As a Spanish myself and in love with the incredibly beautiful country of Italy, the idea of a mediterranean-like pokemon region is exciting. Pokemon games always gives special attention to plasm the lifestyle of the people the region is based of and Spain has one of the most occidental-although-really-exotic cultures and honestly I think we’ve failed to explain it to the rest of the world with the succes our italians friends did with theirs (pizza is patrimony of the humanity thank u panini neighbours). Japan and Spain relationship is also something is not commonly known, it dates back to the 1600’s and it’s still pretty good nowadays, there’s a lot and I mean a lot of tablaos flamencos in Japan and i’ts also a very common thing for flamenco artists to spend some years or even their whole carrier there. If you ask me, I think they like us because they identify themshelves with a non-anglo and very sentimental focused culture, but hey that’s just me pretending to be a sociologist.

          • Stephen

            I say the relationship between spain and japan doesnt matter because pokemon generation 6 was based in france i think every 2 pokemon generation regions are going to be based in europ and usa because unova region is based in manhattan new york in usa kalos is based france in europ and alola is based in hawaii in usa again so i say generation 8 is definatly going to be based europ again and generation 9 will be in another american state 🙂

          • incienso

            yep well, I guess that at the end of the day we’re just speculating and Game Freak will just do whatever they think is the best for the franchise

  • Mario

    I guess Ash’s Poipole will be voiced by Megumi Han in Anime.

  • Bkun

    Actually i understand and agree the idea for ZM to do the mimic instead of press the comand, think about it if you have a VR pokemon game you wouldnt be pressing buttoms you’ll be moving and doing the poses so if you want to get the full use of switch system you’ll have to get an use for the joy-con as well (sure it’ll be embarassing, but its like playing wii), also i think imo that megas could be diferent, i vote to be permanent if you want to and then switch off anytime you want but that will be impossible so other way to do it is like in naruto ninja storm 4 when you are fighting they add you and extra bar to be charge and then you may transform for a brief period but this only works in a wide scenerio like “breath of the wilde” and a battle system making “one at the time” moves (you have a single move display and with a button you may switch to another move), but that changes all the actual battle system because you’ll have to defend and dodge and i think i’ll like to see a pok version like this but thats my opinon also megas are not dead i think its just to much work to design mega for like 800 pok when players only use a 100 of then it will be a waste of time, effort and money to do it………