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Since the threads are still not back in /m/, I wanted to make a new Pokémon thread for the time being. Especially with the latest news that has come out.
Spoilers for Generation 9 will be in this thread so you have been warned.
Pokémon Presents 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoiwcdqMlCA
Pokemon Day List of Updates: https://serebii.net/news/2022/27-February-2022.shtml
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More info has been updated on the official website. They look like fan made Pokémon tbh but I don't know if it's just because they are so new. They just look off.
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More from the website
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Last image, it looks like the new region is either Spain or Portugal. Most likely Spain, imo.
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They lowkey look like these catholic scout kids. Kind of like pic related.>>186501>region based on Spain>looks like dogshit
Spain needs to sue Game Freak.
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This is definitely Spain + Portugal
i like the looks of it>>186502
i like that for once, the protags have a unisex ouftit instead of the girls always having impractical skimpy ones
but there are already several Pokémon versions that are red-colored… Red, Ruby, Y, Omega Ruby. Couldn't they pick a more original color?>Violet
FUCK YOU I was working on a fan game where the protagonist is called "Violet". Couldn't they have picked "Purple" instead?
BTW this new gen is gonna be shit. (Though if it turns out that it isn't that'd be cool but I would never not pirate it.)
Also, is it just me or is the art style for the protagonists' official art kind of familiar despite being different to old Pokémon art? I feel like I've seen those faces elsewhere.>>186506>it still feels too soon
feels too soon but they never learn. Or rather, they don't give a shit because they care more about selling some new pile of shit ASAP than they care about quality.>>186509>the protags have a unisex ouftit instead of the girls always having impractical skimpy ones
You can bet your ass that "certain people" are seething because of that. I like it too tbh>>186510
Maybe one of the cover legendaries is gonna be a bull, who knows.
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The designs aren't nearly as unique and cute as they used to be. I get they want to make them simpler in design since there just base models for character customization but this is still really lackluster without reason. The newest characters stick out like a sore thumb. And I don't understand what other nonnies mean by older protags having skimpy clothes. Gym leaders and trainers, sure, because a lot of them are gross and revealing for literally no reason. Its an all ages game, why do they do that? But the playable characters have always looked appropriate to me.
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It's a sun hat anon. I know it's not exclusive to Spain but people of all ages can wear sun hats, not just grannies lol
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The hat you posted looks cuter though. I like how Spanish fans are reacting to the announcement btw.
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I thought the cat was a fake waifumon at first, learning the name doesn’t help either…
She’s still cute tho.
It's "gatito" as in "kitten".>>186515>"aka"
Yes, Red is called that in Japanese. You'd think they'd use the actual word for "scarlet".>>186517
lol Serena was the last one with distinguishable knees>And I don't understand what other nonnies mean by older protags having skimpy clothes
You don't see the tiny-ass skirts and shorts?
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CHOO CHOO HERE COMES THE TRAIN
It's stupid but I always associated shorts with kids so I don't think that's weird. I'm from a very strict and sexist family and I could wear shorts and skirts as much as I wanted as a kid but was strictly forbidden from wearing them as a pre-teen because I was considered too old for that and that would have been "vulgar". So when I see the female MCs in Pokemon wearing this kind of clothes I just thing "oh, they're just kids", I don't know if that's a normal thought process or not.>>186530>Yes, Red is called that in Japanese. You'd think they'd use the actual word for "scarlet".
So I checked online and Pokemon Red and Blue are respectively "aka" and "ao". The green version is named "midori". So that means that there are now two unrelated Pokemon games with the exact same version name? What the fuck were they smoking at Game Freak?>>186531
I remember when everyone wanted to fuck them back in 2010. Good times.
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I'm slowly warming up to the designs. I think the crocodile looks the cutest but I'm afraid that they'll all evolve into being furry bait
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I've seen at least 2 different pics like that but this is the one I was referring to>>186539
The starters look better here than in official art kek
made choke on my drink. The buff kitty looks high, it's fitting considering.
Tinfoil the water hat on top of the duck is controlling him.
>>186537>It's stupid but I always associated shorts with kids so I don't think that's weird. I'm from a very strict and sexist family and I could wear shorts and skirts as much as I wanted as a kid but was strictly forbidden from wearing them as a pre-teen because I was considered too old for that and that would have been "vulgar". So when I see the female MCs in Pokemon wearing this kind of clothes I just thing "oh, they're just kids", I don't know if that's a normal thought process or not.
That in itself isn't that bad, but when you compare the girls to the boys, it becomes creepy. The boys always wore longer and wider shorts or pants, whereas the girls, for some reason, always
had to show a lot of skin, and if they wore shorts they had to be tighter than the ones the boys would wear.
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people still want to fuck them, all their merch sells out instantly and they were shilled hard in masters + ingo coming back in legends kek
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It looked like news-caster hair to me at first glance and I can't unsee it. Image found on google to try to show what I mean.
already posted it >>186541>>186550
I could never get into them tbh
Their outfits are too goofy for me, they look like clowns
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don't do it, don't get attached to a starter before their evolutions are leaked. I did that with Litten and I was heartbroken
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I did this with Sobble then I saw the leaked evolution. Then I looked at mine and told him he will never grow up
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i can't fix him.
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because the grass type starters have all been based on extinct animals so far, i’m willing to bet the cat will evolve into a sabertooth or similar. hopefully gamefreak will contain their furry-pandering and keep it on four legs.
someone on twitter mentioned the fire starter’s final evo may be fire/ghost as it may be inspired by the mythical monster coco that can take the form of an alligator or dragon (pic related is an excerpt from the coco wikipedia article).
i love the kitten so much idc if the evolution is hideous like incineroar, i’ll just give her an everstone and keep her small and cute forever
>>186581>the grass type starters have all been based on extinct animals so far
No?>the fire starter’s final evo may be fire/ghost as it may be inspired by the mythical monster coco that can take the form of an alligator or dragon (pic related is an excerpt from the coco wikipedia article).
If it's not a thing in Spain, and not just Latin America, I doubt it. Unless Game Freak really mixed some Latin American stuff with Iberian culture…
Samefag but I just realized that it's called "Fuecoco" because crocodile in Spanish is "coco
drilo". So that makes it even more unlikely that its evolutionary line is based on the coco
NTA but that's pretty cool, I didn't know that.
I've been reading about the Grass starters = extinct animals theory, which I hadn't heard about until now, and it seems that there's not a lot of evidence for it (you could make similar connections between any other group of Pokemon and extinct relatives of the animals they're actually based on). But the Decidueye = extinct Hawaiian owl thing seems to be true at least.
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so unless the fire crocodile becomes an ox, snake, ram, or horse, gamefreak broke their chinese zodiac firestarter streak
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I hope they won't be as ugly as picrl and >>186539
I think Quaxly is the cutest of the three reminds me of donald duck
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He gives me vintage Donald Duck vibes too!!
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Grass type:> Gen 1: frog/toad> Gen 2: dinosaur> Gen 3: gecko/dinosaur> Gen 4: tortoise/dinosaur> Gen 5: snake> Gen 6: armadillo/pangolin/hedgehog> Gen 7: extinct owl> Gen 8: gorilla> Gen 9: some kind of cat
Fire type:> Gen 1: lizard/dragon> Gen 2: weasel/porcupine> Gen 3: chicken> Gen 4: ape> Gen 5: boar> Gen 6: fox> Gen 7: tiger> Gen 8: rabbit> Gen 9: some kind of reptile
Water type:> Gen 1: turtle/tortoise> Gen 2: alligator/crocodile> Gen 3: mudskipper/axolotl> Gen 4: penguin> Gen 5: otter> Gen 6: frog> Gen 7: sea lion> Gen 8: chameleon> Gen 9: some kind of duck>>186687> dogs can't be grass type
Shaymin sky form is a grass/flying dog.
i agree that they could but THEY, as the literal pokemon creators and designers, said a grass dog doesn't make sense. although they might have meant specifically for a starter, or for some concept they had in mind at that time.
shaymin is kinda a dog isn't it kek>>186741
definitely more so than legends! they never claimed legends was open world (because it isn't really)
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look i wasn't the only one confused!
It’s just in comparison to the guys - the outfits tend to (well, universally) show more skin or look plain stupid. The posing is always uwu by comparison too.
At any rate we’ll probably get to customize them like we have been. >>186512
Kek I have embarrassing Pokémon OCs from back in the day named Scarlet and Violet. >>186546
Yeah but this isn’t real life, it’s just fantasy. >>186549
No, but arms are - hence why the prim girls in anime always wear sweaters over their uniforms even if their skirt barely covers their ass. So either way, kind of applies (not that I think any of it is ‘sexy’, just that it’s suspect the girls are designed this way while the boys aren’t). http://www.rigelatin.net/staircase/pokemon-playercharacters.php
I don’t agree with all of what she wrote but damn, the pageant outfits in G3; yikes.>>186581
I did that with Braxien>>186768
lmao I s2g
The root of this issue is that old school Japanese as a language didn’t differentiate the words “mouse”, “rat”, or “rodent” that way. Traditionally, there’s one word that encompasses all rodents, but modern language has had to differentiate because of scientific classification.
So actually, what’s probably happening is a general word for “rodent” is getting generalized through localization into “mouse” because in a lot of places, a “mouse” is more marketable than a “rat” or “rodent”.
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I picked up Pokémon Unite again after not playing it since launch kek but fuck I am so obsessed with they outfits that they've added, I'm grinding for picrel it's too cute
>>186890>In the HeartGold/SoulSilver chapter of the manga, Crystal is forced by her mother to wear an outfit that she hates and she thinks looks really unfashionable: Lyra's clothes. She's right. Who would wear that willingly?
Kek, maybe I should read Adventures after all.>We don't hate Lyra
Too bad, I do.
I hate Lyra too. Worst main character design in all
of Pokémon idc
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samefag but mine would be gen 7 or gen 8 but I'm kind of answering by default:>gen 1 will always have a special place in my heart because Blue was my first game ever, it plays like a traditional retro JRPG so you have world building and a minimalist story so you're free to do whatever you want whenever you want>same deal with gen 2, it added a shit ton of content compared to gen 1 and Johto is a great region, I lost my shit when I unlocked Kanto. Only real problem is the levels of trainers compared to wild pokemon>gen 3 was fun because it was its own thing, I loved Emerald and the contests, the battle frontier, and being able to redo battles against a lot of trainers with improved teams>gen 4 was mostly OK, I played Platinum a bit late compared to its release date. Making the physical and special stats more coherent was really great, but I didn't like that so many pokemon introduced in previous games gained new evolutions that involved trading, it was annoying>I found gen 5 a bit boring in BW but BW2 was a vast improvement imo, I couldn't even tell you why, that's just how I feel about it. I didn't mind the brand new pokemon in BW unlike some people, but changing how you get berries and small things like that was a bit annoying.>I loved gen 6, I didn't care if it was full of Kanto fanservice at all. The added content was very fun, like customization, mini-games, pokemon amie, etc. The last gen to have proper dungeons and routes, rip. To bad the gym leaders and the league were easy as fuck>gen 7 doesn't have proper dungeons and proper labyrinthic routes, the game is full of unskippable long tutorials and cutscenes that nobody cares about and its starters look obnoxious as fuck, but the challenges that replaced the gym leaders were a great idea. Too bad my 3DS nearly shat itself to death during double battles and totem battles. You can't surf between each island so that's an automatic 0/10 anyway.>gen 8 is a complete joke unless you get the DLC and focus more on completing the pokedex for each section of the map and doing raids online. At least Raihan and Leon look fuckable
Basically it gets worse and worse, and I'm not even gonna bother with gen 9. It doesn't even look like a Pokemon game. I think someday I'll replay all the Pokemon games I have in order just for the nostalgia, I'm biased but I don't care at all.
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I refuse to play any Pokemon Game after Gen 4.
I played White until the 5th Badge and lost interest because I rushed the game with one Pokemon and I got an lucky egg for free. I disliked how most of the New Pokemon looked like, half of the new ones in Gen 4 were also ugly.
I remember how happy I was when I finally caught a Chansey with an Lucky Egg after 8 hours of hunting in Pearl.
said I only play Pokemon Games for the nostalgia.
I really, really miss Pokémon amie. The toys and curry in swsh are cute to me, but sometimes I just want to pet my mons again, feed them berries etc. It felt like I was really bonding with them. >>187107
I think gen 6?
as far as what?
gen 5 probably has my least favorite spread of pokemon.
gen 8 has the worst storyline and general gameplay. i'm actually shocked you prefer swsh's story over sumo's personally
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i too hated gen 7 the most. i loved gen 6 so i was super disappointed in the next one; the unskippable cutscenes made the game such a bore, the characters wwere insufferable (both uwu helpless babby lillie and obnoxious litle spastic hau) and the world was so repetitive.
even the 'mons weren't that great for the most part, like the ultra beasts and the island deities all suck.
the only good thing is that it gave us mimikyu and marshadow.
my fave is still gen 6 but i found swsh and arceus legends very ejoyable. then again my focus is alway on filling the dex so the game difficulty doesn't bother me.
I prefer swsh's story because it's easier to ignore. I couldn't care less about Leon or Hop and they are
pushed onto you, but I feel like I have more freedom in swsh than sumo. Nobody plays Pokémon for the cutscenes. If I want a good story I'll pick up a VN. I don't care about Lillie or her mother or Hau or the ultra beasts
kinda hard to say… I loved hgss but hated diamond and pearl, also liked oras but hated x and y. maybe it's a tie between those two and 8?
ngl sumo was my favorite main series pokemon game and it's not close
Gen 7 was the worst, I barely got to the third island before quitting. I had Moon. I was so fucking bored. I adore Pokémon even at it's worse because it's my escapism for sure but that one? Couldn't get through those cutscenes if my life depended on it. So long and drawn out. I've heard the story is really good (for a Pokémon game anyway) but I'll never find out.
Gen 4 holds a special place for me because it was my first gen. I had to buy it myself and had wanted previous gens but my mother refused to spend the money. I got Pearl. I was proud of myself for saving as a kid and then loved the game. Then some kids stole it before I got to the end plus my DS. And my mom beat me for it kek miserable time but I really loved the game while I had it.>>187107
I love having exp share because I'm not into grinding, I like exploration and bonding with my Pokémon. Grinding bores me. But I don't understand why they won't just… add an option to turn it off for those who don't want it. I may like having it but why is it forced? It'd be as easy as adding an option under text speed in the menu. It makes no sense for Gamefreak not to add it other than not giving a shit what fans want.
lol agreed team skull was shit
teaml yell at least was consisent with the seting
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>>188969>I love their Pokémon baking series
Me too nonna. I also love their asmr series, not for the actual asmr itself but for how well animated, cute and lively the Pokémon are in them. It's one of the great things about Pokémon being as popular as it is, we get a lot of little nice side things like these. >I wish they would post an English translation of the recipes.
Have you searched around online? >I'm a pastry chef irl and want to make nerdy little Pokémon treats lol
That's adorable nonnie
! Now I want to make some too. I always get the urge to bake things whenever I look at Alcremie.
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>>188978>It sucks when Pokémon you really like aren't included in newer games.
It does, but I also find it fun having a fresh new team every game. I think that's one thing looking back I actually liked about BW. Every Pokémon you saw was new and it definitely made it feel fresh. But I've never dabbled into transferring Pokémon from old games or Pokémon home or anything like that. We also don't know yet how many new Pokémon gen 9 will have, I'm going to try my hardest to avoid leaks for them all aside from the starter evos!
Here's a cute lil pastry Pikachu for you nonna, he made them for u
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team skull is cute and made for bullying
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I love Pachirisu ever since I was in elementary school and it sucks that Pachi is only in the remake that I don't want to buy because…it's just a remake.
That sucks, I'm sorry, anon. Pachirisu is so cute, one of the cutest of the Pikachu clones imo. But the Pikachu clones likely aren't intended to be in the other regions since they are just a checkbox for Gamefreak to chuck into each gen, sadly. I hope eventually they'll make main line games with all Pokémon available to trade in and use at some point in time. It's not like it's not technically possible with the current number, it would just take a lot of effort. But The Pokémon Company has more than enough money to invest heavier into their games so it's totally doable. If only they were willing to.>>188980
This is so cute, ily anon
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i love team skull. you wanna talk about shit villain teams, then team flare wins that trophy lmao
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any other gen 5 fags? i really think bw1&2 have the best stories in all of the series
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I thought BW was a bit boring despite being a fun game, I don't know why I found it kind of linear? But I loved BW2. Maybe it's because by then I got used to Unova. I'm seriously thinking about transferring all my pokemon from until gen 6 to the pokebank so I can replay gen 1 to gen 6 one after the other. Maybe I'll have different opinions, it's been a while since I played some of them.
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gen 5 games were good,not my faves but still great.
but most of all gen 5 gave us some great pokes
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What's your favorite pokemon from your least favorite game? I played through Sw/Sh and didn't rlly care for it but it added one of my favorite pokes of all time
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swsh was also my least favorite but it had some amazing pokemon. i adore eiscue, idk why it got hate
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least fave was sun/moon but marshadow is my favourite poke after genar
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ayrt, i really dgaf about the story, i just use marshadow for battling and it's fantastic. ghost/fighting is a god tier type combination.
it's incredibly cute too
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Least fave is SuMo but Mimikyu is one of the best designs and concepts in all of Pokémon. How can I not love them?
I'm also surprised you like that Pokémon nonna I hate it. Togepi did the whole baby shtick better.
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bdsp was whatever but they brought my spirit animal back
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i hate humanity, but actually i just hate men, because only men would be drawing porn of a kitten en masse and putting it on the internet.
i genuinely wish all pokemonfuckers would fall off a cliff and break every bone in their body. i get pedophile/animal abuser vibes from this shit. i dont find it funny, even when someone says "its just a joke" it severely creeps me out to see talk of fucking pokemon in general fan spaces. it feels sinister.
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I love him because he looks like such a punk-ass kid, togepi is just cute but not really much else to me and the evolutions are meh. Mimikyu is another fav of mine though
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Gen 6 is probably my least fave but Goomy is perfection
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i hate that trannies latched onto sylveon. it’s such a beautiful pokemon and it was designed by a woman. trannies trying to dig their claws into things meant for girls once again.
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I was reading Cacturne's pokedex entry and it says it stalks it's prey through the dessert during the day and exhaust it then strikes at night when they're too tired to move. That sounds metal as fuck and nobody talks about it. That's all
Cacturne is super ignored, but its typing and general aesthetic of being a creepy living desert scarecrow is so cool! >>196896
Feebas reminds me of tilapia. Ugly, hardy garbage fish
Also, a lesser-known Pokédex entry I like is that Klefki will furiously jingle its keys at people as a threat display
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Kinda harsh of the devs tbh, though I guess the joke is that it becomes a very strong pokemon. Though it ticks me off that people still believe the strongest=survival, survival in nature means the fittest for its environment
survive, of course if take a fish out of the water it'll fucking die dumbass
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i love cacturne!
my favorite entry
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late but search up project piplup, its a social media campaign that theyve been doing since last year although i feel like theyve only really been doing it in japan and not really anywhere else a whole lot
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I hate how we haven't gotten any more news, images, videos, or anything about Gen 9 when it's supposedly slated for release late THIS YEAR. Where's the hype train build up? We're already half way through May. I remember many years ago they would sprinkle a little at a time over a longer time span but this feels like it'll all be crammed for the few months just before release which is lame.
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You sound like a pornsick scrote when they say "the loli there" instead of just referring normally to kids
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Fine, antifujo-kun. I'll give you one last (You) before bed.
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I just think they're cute, dude. I don't get off to them. you're pressed over a word and a fanfic you wrote in your head about someone who used it on an anonymous imageboard.
If it makes you feel better, if I ever one day find myself pregnant with a male embryo I promise to abort it as soon as humanly possible.(derailing)
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Beat me to it, was about to post lol here's the legendaries. All the new Pokémon shown feel so fakemon-like to me but idk if it's just the newness of them right now.
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And two new professors, that's interesting. Professor Sada for Scarlet and Professor Turo for Violet. The future versus past theme reminds me of Gen 5, like with Opelucid City.
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I'm not sure how I feel about version-exclusive professors, or their outfits lol. The theme being about old vs new seems interesting at least
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Trainer Nemona, our rival for the games it seems. I like the cool persona she has, was kind of sick of losers like Hau and Hop. She's supposed to be skilled, too. I'd like an actual challenging rival, like back in the day.
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they remind me of spectrobes
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All the new Scarlet and Violet Pokémon so far
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I do like the textures we've been seeing, at least.
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All of twitter has been comparing him to that weird chad photo lol here's just one of the countless memes I saw posted. Both professors look weird to me.
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>>In leaving Game Freak, Masuda will presumably no longer be hands-on with development of future Pokémon games, and will instead oversee the production of Pokémon products in general in his new role at The Pokémon Company.
>>According to The Pokémon Company, Masuda “will utilise his deep understanding of the Pokémon brand to develop new services and products […] tapping into his years of experience and creative thinking”.
I hate his hair, why are they giving them those ugly ass haircuts lately?
Her design is fine though
A cool, challenging female
rival? Now that's new (excluding the player characters that also act as rivals such as May in Gen 3). I really like this! I'm still not gonna buy the game but at least this decision they took was a pleasant surprise. Her design could be so much better though.
And speaking of pleasant surprises, I can't wait to see how >>210721
will affect the quality of the games.>>210695
I like Lechonk's (haha get it? Lechón + chonk) design even though it looks like it belongs in another franchise, and Smoliv, whose design is pretty simple but solid, and cute and pokemon-like; its face reminds me of a couple other pokemon. The rodent looks weird and bland like so many pokemon in recent generations, but maybe it's just the artwork that looks flat (I haven't seen the trailer so idk if its model is shown there). Or maybe it's the generic "cute fluffy pokemon" eyes, I'm not sure.>>210697
I didn't play SwSh but Magnolia truly was a god-tier professor design. Juniper was obviously the first "hot" professor though (coincidentally also the first female one).
Her outfit is abominable. They really gave her a fucking caveman costume to wear under her lab coat. Jfc
Dude looks boring
I really want Lechonk
Still hate how the protags look like very young kids
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the trees again…
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Iconic, they are really sticking to what works.
I also like the complete lack of anti aliasing that makes every edge look like a saw blade and in the coalossal scene we even get to see the return of the excessively shiny rocks.
Honestly these games are starting to feel like cheap movie tie ins. The designs are seemingly the only thing where they put in real effort.
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i dont understand what im missing here. everyone keeps calling them hot
she's okay. but like >>210905
i cannot stand her clown-ass flintstones outfit under the lab coat it looks horrible
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Turo is "hot" because his head looked like gigachad and fanartists started drawing with an extremely muscular body because of that.
Does any of you find this kind of body type attractive or is it just the gays who are into hairy gorillas? I personally don't like it.
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Does anyone here play on Showdown! AKA competitively? I used to despise the elitism of a certain community, but now I'm considering learning new generation mechanics and new pokemon movesets just to play and kick ass with my favorite pokemon in their respective tiers. I'm still stuck in ORAS doubles official rules, but last time I tried playing with those rules on Showdown! I couldn't even find an opponent, kek>>210984>I think its part of the marketing packet tbh
is a marketing strategy and I strongly suspect that the game news sites talking about it are being paid for it. Game Freak is deliberately designing the professors (along many other characters, obviously, including some pokemon) to be attractive so people will talk more about it. They admitted to making them hot on purpose in Gen 6 or 7, I forgot (it was probably about Kukui but they also referenced Sycamore). It's pretty obvious that they're resorting to making sexualized character designs to compensate for the (relatively) abysmal quality of the recent games and controversies. And now that Pokemon games are more popular than ever (I think?) it seems to me they're also trying to appeal to mainstream tastes which is why so many of these "sexy" characters look so out of place in some way (like the fuckboy haircut/face).
Why do the professors have to look like they're part of some weird fashion show instead, like, you know, a professor? lol
Hell, it wouldn't surprise me if they actually made this guy look like Gigachad on purpose considering what I've just said and the fact that they're referencing popular memes/internet slang.>>210987>the fucking Digimon
KEK it's so true… They could've also drawn a Yo-kai and it would've still been true>>210979
This fanart is fine, it could be much worse. It's sexy but I'm not particularly into it. Maybe if the head was another character's
No, only first world countries that are popular with tourists
Game Freak visits the country in question to do research for their new Pokémon game
Here's how I like to imagine the thought process behind it:>game freak is filthy rich thanks to gen 1 to gen 4 games>the higher ups can afford to travel on the clock thanks with the company's money instead of their own and nobody can do anything about it>they go to NY just because>shareholders ask them wtf they're doing>"we're, uuuh…. doing research? for games? uh, yeah, that's it we're doing research, remember when Sega visited Mayan temples for Sonic Adventure? yeah, that's convincing!">they have to prove they were doing actual research instead of fooling around, BW takes place in not!New York>suddenly, they want to go on holidays in Paris>and so on and so forth
But let's be real, the reason why is probably because they thought they couldn't do anything else based on Japan after basing regions on Kanto (the real Kanto I mean), Kansai, Kyushu and Hokkaido and they want to appeal even more than usual to the international audience instead of making other markets an afterthought and releasing games in Europe a year after they've been released in Japan as one example.
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I'm excited for the game and I love the duck
That's my theory after them being the champion
What if they both show up in both games, but one is the other's antagonist for the other's game? Like they both have opposing ideals fir the advancement of Pokemon study. I wish Gamefreak would be cool enough to pull something like that off, but let's be real they were too chickenshit to make Leon
the true villain in Sw/Sh
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>but the fandom around the newer games can be painful
Pretty much, maybe it's because I got older but the coomerism wasn't as overbearing in the older generations as it is today.
These things always were part of the fandom but less prevalent in the early to late 00s.
I blame social media and that the world as a whole got more interconnected.
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Sorry for double posting but they look like from a Fan game or Fakemon Game, they don't really have the Pokemonish look.
What even is 'the pokemonish look' nowadays? Those characters and pokemon look the same as in Sword and Shield and other recent(ish) crap.
I have to say I hate how Sprigatito looks like at least 2 other Pokemon. Lame as fuck and generic.>>210721
Could someone patient please explain to me why is this a good thing?
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>>211521>What even is 'the pokemonish look' nowadays?
I prefer the non cutesey look from Gen 1 but that is just my opinion.
But it's definitely not the style that is prevalent since Gen 6.
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Unrelated but I am still mad at gamefreak for ruining Brendan's design in the remakes and making him goofy.
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>>211532>the weird hentai and furry shit was in its own corner of the internet
That's pretty much my point Nonita.>>211528>>211531>>211529>>211530
Haven't played any remakes after HG/SS but they all look goofy to me, almost like a parody of the game itself.
Except LGP/LGE which I consider a non-canon spin off.
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I said non-canon spin offs, at least to me personally.
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>Green (female) finally included as an NPC
>she's half-arsed with no real purpose
>in a game that makes no sense in the timeline
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thinking about her
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nah. the OG design was simple, stylish and cute. also bucket hats look stupid.
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meet my new son, smoliv
hes very cute
be nice to smoliv
>>211516>maybe it's because I got older but the coomerism wasn't as overbearing in the older generations as it is today.
No, you're definitely right, it's not nostalgia, both the games themselves and the fandom have become more coomerish. With the games pandering to coomers on purpose it was bound to happen but also, as you said, because of the internet which has led to "rule 34" being normalized even among kids.>>211530>>211531
I love Hoenn but it always pissed me off how they had green in their Emerald outfits but they were all red in Sapphire. I guess the manga did it right>>211521
AFAIK he was kind of the one who pushed for the games to be made easier because people spend more time on their smartphones and lack the patience to beat a slightly challenging game. Or something like that. I forgot lol>>211525
Yeah I think most of the new designs would look better if they had a slightly more realistic feel and some thought put into how their bodies work in a 3D space. They not only look more round and simplified, but this causes them to look flatter. Their bodies often seem like they don't really make sense, or wouldn't work in another angle.
And it's funny how, like >>211533
said, when the hardware was more limited, pokémon had more detailed and three-dimensional dsegins, but now that they have the ability to put all those details on a 3D model they're making them more two-dimensional and smoother than ever.
Anon probably meant the character designs in ORAS (which is entirely true, although they ended up growing on me)
Human character designs in Pokemon used to be more "normal" but at some point they decided that they needed to give them all really stupid and bizarre clothes (and body proportions) instead of like, just one funny accessory or two. It's like that flanderization pic kek>>211684
Same, I will never accept Lyra as the Johto protagonist.
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it hurts. they get progressively more retarded, not just with overdesigned outfits but buttfuck stupid-looking hair, i hate it so much.
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this is all i see. just matted white guy dreds. hate it
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ive heard people say its supposed to look like teased 80s punk-style hair but it… doesnt. at all. it really just looks like big unkempt stinky dreadlocks
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This is my personal least favourite.
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Wow this image made me just
now get what this pokemon was supposed to be, for some reason I thought it was a generic Budew knockoff. This is going to be this gen's 'cute' plant that evolves into a feminine plant humanoid, huh.
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I like the smol cute plant pokemon
NTA but personally I think it looks more like some other pokemon that I can't remember.>This is going to be this gen's 'cute' plant that evolves into a feminine plant humanoid, huh.
Thanks now already hate the evo before it has even been revealed
Gamefreak isn't even trying
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>>211863>Apparently, the scene between Lillie and Kukui during the anniversary gala opened with a quote that turned out to be from a hentai doujin featuring them.
jfc source on that info?
isn't masters not made by the pkmn company officially?>>211854
i love lechonk. i dont care that people hate the name. i fucking love little piggies i love it i love it
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anons you better put some respect on his goddamn name for hard carrying the nightmare that was swsh postgame. also kisho taniyama is terrific as a seiyuu
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name one thing roxie did that helps the player plot-wise outside of her gym, quickly. it was nice that she had some vocals in her battle theme, though
but nah, i like her too, i'm glad they even had a interaction or two in masters.
im hesitant to believe that was on purpose since the dialogue is extremely generic>>211867
hes ugly and the scene of him silently singing gave me physical pain from embarrassment
>>211883>im hesitant to believe that was on purpose since the dialogue is extremely generic
This, I wonder if it's supposed to be in the English version or in the Japanese version too>the scene of him silently singing gave me physical pain from embarrassment
same and I didn't even play the game>>211890
Yeah I was thinking it was Jumpluff too, but apart from the cute round plant thing it has going on, but that's not the one I was thinking about.
Perhaps it reminds me of Whismur, I think that's it.
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sounds more like useless coomers showing off how pathetic they are by trying to relate literally the most banal dialogue to some porn they read. it's like when men know the names of pornstars. how sad is that.
anyway have some fanart of the girl looking older because i'm still sad we have to play as little kids. i think the design is super cute otherwise
I mean the autist shoves her ass in our face, but in a way in which you can also see a bit of titty. Typical Escher girl shit. Sorry that I trigger
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I see the similarities but I love both equally, I just love cute grass pokemon so much. I would definetely be a grass trainer if I could
I mean I like both of them a lot and am enjoying a little of the hype when I don't play these games anymore and never will, I can't believe people are getting upset over dumb names, porn art, and call this >>211994
'softcore coomer'? Fandoms have been like this since the dawn of time and people are letting themselves get so angry over smaller and smaller things when it's not gonna stop rule34.
My opinion is the same as >>210982
give or take how impossibly muscular he's drawn. Tho I kinda hate how Turo's made me like that haircut a little when I fucking hate it on 99.9% of irl men.
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i didn't know people cared so much about the human characters in pokémon. i'm just an autist who likes to collect critters so i only care about the pokes
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I love agencyshipping so much it's so cute
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As someone who got to experience the "Pokemania" craze of the late 90s and early 2000s, this really does stick out to me because I thought it was just me. There were a shit ton of Pokemon fans back in the day, of course we were all kids but it was normal and exciting. And when social media because more of a thing, you still really had to go out of your way if you wanted to see the porn-side of the Pokemon fandom. It was always there like you said but it wasn't as hyper-focused back in the 2000s. >>211532
This. I acknowledge that the hentai/porn side of the fandom was always there and probably exploded with gen 3 as there was more time for gen 1 and gen 2 to settle but you had to go out of your way to find it.
Honestly I chalk this up to the Twitter effect. Everyone and there mother are on Twitter and the lines of the clean side of the fandom and NSFW side of the fandom collide a lot more because of the algorithm and how insanely popular pokeporn is.
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So I just watched the last trailer for Scarlet/Violet and I'm sorry but I'm just not digging these legendaries. They don't look like "pokemon" to me, they look like rejected Digimon and/or modern-day Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters.
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I totally get the themes they have going on, but also they don't look like pokemon.
The future dragon looks like they recycled some elements from Lunala's design or something. Funnily enough I did like the SuMo cover legendaries.>>212177>i'm just an autist who likes to collect critters
That's literally why Pokemon was created lmao (even the creator is a literal autist)
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yes really and it all started with this cunt
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it took me more than an hour to realize that you were talking about the designs only and not the games as a whole
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Heavy rumors going around that there will be a 2nd trailer revealed during the Nintendo Direct on June 29th. I don't know if they'd release another trailer so soon, though, but on the other hand, they still haven't even revealed the region name yet and there are only 5 months until release. The hype train needs to get going, I feel so impatient kek
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Shit take. Pokemon is earning more money than ever before, SWSH is about to outsell GSC despite the price point being massively high and basically a luxury item, all while free games are an abundance these days. Thanks to pokemon GO even my local pensioners are massive pokemon fans. More people care than ever.
But even ignoring that, you're literally defending geodude, muk and exeggute as the best designs. They're ugly, boring and uninspired. The new designs are better.
The point stands. The first 2 generations have some of the worst quality pokemon. Every pink pokemon in kanto is a round blob jigglypuff, wigglytuff, chansey, cleafairy, clefable, and exeggcute which is a bunch of pink blobs all in one. All the "dungeons", caves i assume? have little to nothing except zubat and geodude. All the routes are just flat grass or water.
Gen 5 was amazing for routes, probably the biggest one so far.
Do you know what a dungeon is in a JRPG? There weren't just caves, when was the last time you played gen 1 and 2? There was the ghost tower with possessed trainers, the various team rocket hideouts including the radio tower and the big company with teleporters, the half destroyed manor on cinnabar island (idk what the English names are but whatever, correct me if I'm wrong), the lighthouse, the power plant, the safari park, even the small forest at the beginning of RBY before you get the first badge counts, etc. And the routes at least tried to give you obstacles and things to explore the second time you went there and had more items and HMs, and some of them looked like labyrinths the more you approached the leagues. SHSW's routes were just short, straight lines with only trainers and wild pokemon, and it didn't even have a victory road, aka a dungeon. They stopped caring past gen 6 about that because they focus more on the battles by adding gimmicks instead of, idk, adding more double battles to mainline games in the actual main quest.
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Reminds me of the fact that you in R/S/E actually had to use the instruction manual to read Braille insignia on the Rocks of the Regi Trio.
So if you didn't read the instruction manual and didn't had internet in the early 00s, you didn't knew how to unlock them.
Casuals got filtered in an already average Game.
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completely subjective. i remember next to nothing from gen 5 but i've replayed the first two gen games countless times. why are we arguing about this?
i also preferred when pokemon were "pocket monsters".
>>214870>but it makes sense if you aren't a native English speaker
No it's unrelated, they're dungeons from a game design point of view, that's just how they're called. Have you played other JRPGs from the 80s, 90s and 2000s? Like, I don't know, Final Fantasy games from the 1st one to the 10th one have dungeons you access from an overworld map, but they don't look like literal dungeons. Even more relevant with SMT since both Pokemon and SMT are urban fantasies taking place in worlds based on ours with monsters you can catch and put in computers, and SMT games have a shit ton of dungeons based on different environments and some dungeons are things like giant stores.
>None of those places were very exciting to me personally, knocking out 20 team rocket grunts with the same pokemon wasn't very fun.
That's subjective, I've seen a lot of people with your opinion too. I personally like exploring places where I have to be careful with my resources because I don't want to have to leave and go back there every 5 seconds just to heal my party. And especially in early games you had puzzles to solve and you had to find your way out despite many weird obstacles (like the teleporters in the office building in RBY or the rocks you have to move around in the ice cave in GSC). Now that I have played a lot of other JRPGs I can appreciate that you can use repel early in these games and you can see most of the trainers ahead of time because some games have crazy random encounter rates. I wish the trainers were a bit stronger and had more pokemon though, idk why they were weaker than the wild pokemon in their respective roads in SWSH
Also yeah a lot of hardcore fans care way more about battles online but I hated beating people online, them disconnecting their 3DS or Switch and my victory not even being taken into account in my stats, and that happened all the time. I liked playing with rl friends as a kid with the cable way more. I'd rather trade online than do battles online nowadays.
It's not about what they are from a design point what I'm saying is that they're just not commonly referred to as dungeons, which you wouldn't know if you didn't frequently talk to native English speaking fans. In general dungeons in pokemon belong to the mystery dungeon series.
I like the exploring, I just don't think the early regions are even fun to explore because everything looks the same. Gen 3 started to have more variation though. I agree about the puzzle parts, the games have become a bit too hand-holdy. Well, the teleporters weren't fun to me tbh. But the other stuff was cool.>>214893>why are we arguing about this?
we're on lolcow babe
I don't care about what other fans calls them, they're dungeons. Too many pokemon fans are beyond retarded and love mediocrity at best, and are degenerate lolicon and furries at worst, which is why we're getting mainline games with less and less content so I stopped caring about whatever other fans say online.
>I just don't think the early regions are even fun to explore because everything looks the same
To be fair, it's due to the technology not being very developed for handhelds. RBY cartridges were already shitting themselves if you did the wrong thing. I remember trying to trigger
a glitch that made a level 7 Mew catchable near lavender town in a Yellow cartridge and ever since I did that everytime you save your progress, turn off and then turn on you GB your save file was corrupted and you had to start the game all over again. And implementing Kanto in GSC was very hard iirc so the devs had to remove a lot of parts to make everything work properly. I don't know if you played on a GB or a GBC but on the GBC each town has a different color palette, that helped make things look a bit more varied.
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I always thought it was supposed to be inspired by a deathhawk?
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anons if you could have one pokemon irl, what would you choose?
for me it's a matter of ease… i'm sure if i lived in the pokemon world i would dedicate myself to being a trainer and traveling around when i was young, then settling down. what team would you want to have if you lived in the pkmn world, and who would you want if you could just pick one?
for me if i was a trainer, i think i would focus on a team of 3 or so strong pokemon, then when i settled into a more domestic life i would have pokemon to help me raise plants and stuff. but if i could just choose one right now, i think it would have to be raichu! free electric power when i need it, and it's one of my favorite pokemon, it's so adorable.
If I could have a Pokémon irl I would have an owlet, my brother got me an owlet plushie once and I love it, I think my owlet would get along with my dog, the three of us could play and traveling together would be neat.
In Pokémon world I would have a cute but strong team, with a litwick, poochyena, owlet, gulpin, slugma and a yamask, I would explore many regions and pick somewhere like sootopolis or fortree city for my retirement.
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It's cute pokemon for me. They don't have to do anything useful, I just need the serotonin boost in my daily life. I'll take a combination of any of these.
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Based Pumpkaboo lover
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Chandelure all the way, no other reason than I love him
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Will you be getting these, nonnies? If they would've made a Slowpoke one then I think I would've finally given in to buying a Squishmallow for the first time, but I think I'll pass. I wonder if they'll be cute.
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The thing about squishmillows I don't like is that they cut off/simplify a lot of the features of whatever it's supposed to be to make them a bland egg shape, though I guess they chose some already round pokemon to do it to. I thought they already had this pikachu squishmellow? If you like slowpoke there is already a sleeping slowpoke plush that's very cute
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Wow i just realized I spelled Squishmallow two different ways in my post, ignore that
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He's beautiful. 10x better than a Squish imho.>>223482
But it seems they made some of their own in plush and plushie clips form: https://www.pokemoncenter.com/search/microbead
I guess now they decided to finally collaborate. Vidrel is a sneak peek.
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Rowlet and Swirlix would make perfectly cute Squishmallows, but no, we need MORE merch of ugly ass Snorlax.
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Here's what two of them look like.
Ngl, Pumpkaboo one would be adorable. It would be nice to see pokemon merch of other characters besides the very popular ones. There's a lot of pokemon to choose from like you wrote. I think the response would be favorable. >>223628
Lots of good candidates.
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This is apparently a male.
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I love Penny's design but i am worried for her too kek
The legendaries look stupid as fuck. If they wanted to include a motorcycle, why not just give you one instead of designing two pokemon with wheels? One of them doesn't even use its wheels kek. Either a bike or a pokemon without bike parts.
The Terra-whatever phenomenon is dumb. Just bring back megas, for fucks sake.
Most of the human character designs are stupid or just, I don't know, weird.
I like Cetitan. I'd like the dough dog more if it had more original colors and I can't unsee the wonky art (probably the same artist who did Sprigatito's art kek)
The world looks kind of empty.
I maintain that they should've kept TMs as one use rare items, that you had to really think about who you were going to give them to, like in the good old days.
I really don't like her hair color combination. It's so random.
And the art looks kinda lazy. It's a shame, because otherwise she'd be perfect.
But I care about megas…
Maybe because it was the first gimmick of its kind, I really liked them. And it had the potential to make weak or average pokemon a bit stronger, with the temporary stat boosts and ability and type changes, and make them look cooler, but not to the point of being ridiculous like gigantamax or this crystal shit, most megas looked like "natural" transformations.
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The colors initially reminded me of Feraligators coloring but looking at her tights it might supposed to represent plusle and minuns. Maybe those will be some of the pokemon she uses? I at least hope it will tie into her design, I feel like Gamefreak is just designing characters with crazy hair and outfits for no apparent reason anymore
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Bread puppy is so cute!!
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Water type best type, don't even argue with me, you can't.
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I'm going to fucking poison you
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kek good luck with that, poison type was shit until fairy type was introduced to compensate for their mediocrity.
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as much as i love water pokes the only truth is that ghost type best type
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imagine getting ohko'd by ferro-chan's power whip
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imagine having a 4x fire weakness
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and all the fire types AND their moves stuck in doodoo tier where they belong hehe, the ferroGOD has no fear
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I love paldaen wooper so much already (people calling it pooper kek) It isn't going to convince me to get the game but I still appreciate it as someone's who's favorite pokemon are poison types and Quagsire. I think the evolution will (hopefully) look sick and have a lot of bones in it as they are based on Iberian ribbed newts which can break their bones to protrude out and use them as weapons. I'll probably get a plush of it when those come out
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This and fairy type
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Objectively? Steel. Subjectively? Also steel.
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TBH, this is why I enjoy GO. I really don't care what anyone says, especially this late in its lifespan (which is long, for a mobile game). GO is basically AR Amie, and you literally can battle with your favorites in the majority of the GO leagues save for Masters and some of the themed cups.
pokemon died a long time ago by becoming a pay2win but I'm glad you are enjoying it regardless, nonnie
A few people keep saying this, but I don't really understand the pay2win part. I know with the console crowd, people would spend hours upon hours trying to grind good IVs or whatever to be competitive.
I'm even saying this as a rural GO player. I don't think I've spent more than $70 (mostly GOFest tickets) over the course of 6+ years playing with lots of breaks in between. The only league that comes close to being Pay2Win is Master's, and even then, it's just boring.
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so the pokedex leaked. thoughts?
be aware that the drawings are all fanart aside from the stuff we already saw
I recently watched this series of videos and it was very informative. When I got into Megami Tensei I couldn't help but feel like there were more similarities than differences between this franchise and mainline Pokemon games, what's with the stories being about people in our world and era recruiting enemies based on animals, mythologies and legends, putting them in computers and electronics, etc. Now I kind of wish the games after gen 1 played into that more and straight up called Unova NY, Alola Hawaii, Kalos France, etc. Once I learned a lot more about Japan I noticed which cities corresponded to which in-game towns when replaying, but as a French anon I felt like Kalos was portrayed more like some kind of tourist place and not like a "normal" region, and Alola was even more like this. I wish Lyon and Marseille had their equivalent in XY instead of the half assed, small postgame city, what a waste.>>232283
I'm curious as to how the regional variants will look like for previous gen pokemon. I don't have high hopes for the starters' evolutions tbh, Game Freak keeps making them look anthropomorphic or like mascots instead of making them look like actual monsters. At this point, barely any new games interest me and I have almost 300€ worth of vouchers from selling second hand games to my favorite game store, so I'm actually considering getting either one version. But not at release. I'll wait until they announce either a third version or some version that includes potential DLCs in a cartridge, like what I did with Pokemon Shield. Either way, it's not going to feel like a loss unless the game turns out to be extra shit instead of mediocre and full of wasted potential.
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>>232303>Game Freak keeps making them look anthropomorphic or like mascots instead of making them look like actual monsters.
yeah, i hate this. idc if i get called autistic but it perfectly summarizes why i hate the newer starters. they are no longer "pocket monsters", they are pre-made "characters" that won't differ at all unlike the original ideas for starters. picrel example for anyone who isn't aware of this
pokemon starters these days remind me of digimon. another reason i preferred pokemon over digimon. i don't hate the bipedalism, i hate that they are "characters". all incineroar must be wrestling heels. all cinderace must be sassy soccer players. whereas before a charizard could have any sort of personality or interests, thus more like a super-powered pet; these new starters are absolutely "mascots". just like digimon. like they should have a pre-set personality and be talking to you. it's so weird and i hate it. i actually shoved my starter into the computer for the first time in galar and never used it.
I like the music, it's very different to what we're used to, hopefully it'll be in the game (not that I'll ever buy it). I see they're really trying to do something different this generation, but I don't think a few superficial changes will be enough.
Also, that lizard is so obviously the basic stage of the legendaries.
im most confused about cyclizar… so, everyone gets one? and they can just use it in battle and it evolves into the box legendary? not much of a "legendary" pokemon if it's just a thing everyone has… i am super not into the idea of this thing and want to use a regular bike. oh well.
i hated the crowns at first but now i think they're kind of cute and silly. definitely pretty to look at. i think having a big hat is the easiest way to tell what the type was changed to, honestly. they could have used some sort of particle effects but it might get confusing as opposed to specific shapes.
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agreed, I absolutely hate mmo games but I love all the cute and silly outfits a lot of mons have been getting
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I love the ugly monkey!
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Im glad Smeargle isn't a lone artist anymore
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I fucking hate the Vaporeon coomer meme. I can't fucking stand it, it's so overused and every fucking piece of vaporeon media has annoying braindead zoomer cuck-faced faggot coomers talking about Vaporeon sexually. I can't fucking stand it. He isn't even a fucking furry pokemon like Lopunny, he literally just looks like a fucking cat. I fucking hate coomers so much. I don't give a fuck if it's "just a meme" it's fucking overused and tiring to have all the content of one of your favorite pokemon now filled with disgusting coombait comments. Vaporeon is a sweet little creature who just wants to fucking swim and make silly faces. Fuck off. I attached a cute wholesome photo of him since no one can properly appreciate those anymore. He's so sweet and strong and deserves to be treated with respect.
Anyways sorry for sperg kek. Does anyone here collect sitting cuties/pokemon fit? I got one in the mail today and they're realy high quality.
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I feel the same, anon. The meme should've died long ago, but there will always be a new batch of young coomers who will discover the meme and repeat it until they die. I think anyone who confesses they lust after him genuinely need to be put on a list that prevents them from owning cats and dogs.
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the meme is reposted every. fucking. time vaporeon is mentioned on the internet. its all men. men apparently want to fuck their pets. men ruin everything. its actually banned on the pokemon subreddit but it manages to be said on every single post mentioning vaporeon. beautiful fanart is shat all over by fucking virgin losers because they are obsessed with it.
ppl who want to fuck pokemon give me the most sinister vibes. i suppose i can understand the stupid furry-looking ones, even if i also hate furries, but at least they are probably imagining them as sentient. the people who want to just fuck a nonfurry pokemon scare me. i remember a bunch of youtubers did the "smash or pass" for pokemon and it actually disturbed me. i guess im also autistic. its just really, really fucking gross to think about pkmn in this way. theyre literally superpowered pets animals.
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This. Literally every Vaporeon post I see now has the meme reposted in it or people referencing it. I don't think it makes you an autist to be disturbed by it, as most of them have the mentality, and looks of normal animals and just have superpowers. I hate how innocent media can get so easily twisted and ruined by disgusting coomers. They have so much fucking shit for themselves yet they still want to insert themselves into innocent media. >>235817
I don't even get the """""sex appeal"""" about vaporeon. There's nothing, he is literally just a water cat/dog. Admitting attraction to him is just admitting you're a zoophile.
I really hate to be a downer but it didn't really wow or impress me. The game just feels so… Generic? Mundane? Somewhat lifeless?
Like I'm sorry but I've felt this way since Sword & Shield and I think the biggest thing that makes me feel this way is this move to consoles as opposed to handhelds. It's funny because for years I was hoping that one day we'd see the games move over to consoles and now that we have that, I've found them to be so underwhelming.
Context though, I'm an oldfag, I was around when Pokemon first came out and I've been playing the games religiously until gen 5 and came back with gen 6-7. So I'm a bit older than some of you here and it might be the reason why I'm so stuck in my ways with preferring the handheld experience.
I just feel like as soon as the games went console, the world designs became a lot more lifeless. Like nothing greatly stands out anymore and the color palettes seem to look slightly desaturated which only adds more to the dullness. Also the worlds feel so lifeless because of the lack of NPCs, let alone them doing anything. This is why the portable handheld style was better because you could fit more chibi-style NPCs to help populate the towns more.
The new Pokemon… I only like bread dog, it's kinda cute. The character designs are very meh. I'm fine >>226506
being a guy, so long as they don't pull canonical tranny shit with Pokemon, I'm fine with designs like these existing but yep, prepare for the "OMG he's totally trans uwu" bullshit. Same with Penny, I think her hair looks ugly color-wise but aside from that, cute design but she's already "Non-binary" BS bait so not looking forward to seeing more of that.
It doesn't seem like you'll be able to customize your trainer and are stuck with that ugly school uniform so that's a bummer.
The new gimmick is stupid and I agree with another non, just bring back mega-evolution or even better, continue giving proper evolutions to older Pokemon that haven't gotten any yet.
Overall I'm not hyped for the game. I might play it sometime down the line but as of right now, I'm highly unmotivated to get it day or month long release.
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pokemon has always had gnc characters who don't have special pronouns or are trans. the closest thing we ever got was some random female trainer who says she used to be a blackbelt and it's implied she transitioned but it's not made clear. the only difference is that twitter users decided to tack their stupid zoomer neopronouns on everything.
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Vaporeon used to be my favorite evelution as a kid (until leafeon came in) and I'm just flabbergasted on why they would turn this pokemon into something sexual. I don't fucking get it.
I really hate it and think it's so fucking ugly kek hate those long fingers - but, honestly, I'm glad GameFreak is willing to make ugly Pokémon, It'd be boring if they all looked the same.>>235939>>It doesn't seem like you'll be able to customize your trainer and are stuck with that ugly school uniform so that's a bummer.
I mean yea you have to wear a uniform but they make it customizable still. I like it, it's a cute function. I did like the full customization in SwSh but it's cool to change it up with a uniform.
I like the design but I feel like it doesn't belong in Pokemon. Which is a problem I've had with many pokemon ever since gen 7.>>235390
I agree, they could've done so much more with contests in ORAS but they fucked it up. Cosplay Pikachu was kinda similar to that concept but not nearly the same. That game was really rushed.
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this shit in a 2022 game lol
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it is based on the aye-aye which has long creepy fingers.>>236681
agree about liking the design but they tend to miss the mark and overshoot a little too much. i made a super quick recolor and tried to tone it down to a level i liked more.
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These guys are pretty cool
I don't really play Pokemon anymore but I am shocked at how bad the graphics can be. The water in Arceus was so bad, specially from far away. I thought it was gonna be a Botw like open world game but it looks so shitty, I don't wanna try it anymore.
They really need to stop thinking their sole audience is literal children with no standards.
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I love Marnie design and I find her really cute. It sucks how much twitter pokemon hates her. Its just a character, especially that she is a kid…? I never thought too deep about pokemon, after all its E rated game. I did enjoyed Lillias backstory in Pokemon Sun a lot, same with the main heroine is XY, but eh…
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What Pokemon need is more husbandomons
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it gets worse and worse. especially gym leaders. they used to look normal now they look like clowns. weird eyes, absolute nonsense hair, floating clothes, all kinds of other stupid shit and yet none of them are memorable. probably my favorite gym leaders in the recent games have been nanu and kabu because they look fucking normal (opal is pretty based too i just like old people i guess.) enough of the neon hair sticking 5 feet up in the air and ugly overdesigned clothes please
Kek goddamn, current time pokemon designers should have someone telling them to stop designing halfway through, this looks like someone pressed a randomizer button on a character generator. >>232310
Late to this but this is probably the best description of why pokemons past around gen 5-6 irk me so much to the point I stopped playing. I loved pokemon because they looked like animals and humanoid bipedals with a set personality like Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan were a rarity, now there's so many of them you'd think a furry is pushing them out. It's almost as if they're wearing clothes or costumes.
I'm actually currently playing X as I didn't have a 3DS during it's release and I'm only like 4 badges in but there is so little customization so far. Barely any clothes in shops and they are mostly ugly. Are all the cute clothes and accessories later in the game? I hate how my character looks so far lol I liked the clothes in SwSh, there was nice variety. Still limited by other games standards, tbf.>>237414
I'm aware that Aye-aye have long fingers, I still hate it kek but the colors you changed it to are far more pleasant, I gotta say.>>236681
This anon has it right, it just doesn't look like a real Pokémon and thats like the core problem.
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God bless emulation and piracy! With a combination of these two things, I can play Pokémon Red, Yellow, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Leaf Green, Emerald, Pearl, Platinum, Heart Gold, Black, X, Alpha Sapphire, Moon and Ultra Sun on my 3DS without needing to take out my White 2 from the cartridge slot!
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This is what this anon >>240053
honestly I had forgotten about this style points system
cute but boring, i never liked diglett and they keep shoving it down our throat for some reason. alola had alolan diglett and dugtrio, galar had giant statues of diglett, bdsp had digletts as a special feature all over the underground, and the galar dlc also had that quest where you have to find all the hidden digletts on isle of armor. now wiglett.
at least this should make all the genwunners saying old pokemon designs were better happy
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because diglett is adorable you dumb fucking zoomer
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Grabbed from people analyzing this trailer. New Pokémon that happened been revealed yet. These appeared briefly in the corner of the screen in the minimap.
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I'm glad Girafarig finally got an evo, generally its not a mon I care much for but it's definitely one that needed an evo
I think that you should play the older games, just try using the myboy emulator so you can play games like the crystal version, ruby/sapphire/emerald, definitely try the yellow version as well.
Maybe play with the DS/3DS games like the absolute masterpiece that's Pokémon mystery dungeon.
Also, if you just also want more Pokémon media, there's some really interesting short episodes on the Pokémon YouTube channel, I think they're pretty cool.
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Brassius has to be my favorite thing about the games so far, he really grew on me since his design was first revealed
Are those new mouse pokemon? They look so cute & I love rodents so I'm so excited for them (they look pretty plain, but maybe that'a their charm…)
Also nice to see how looks one of the 7394 leaked birds for this gen, did they even reveal the regional bird for this game?
The girafarig evo was leaked ages ago, I'm glad it's real, it looks so silly.
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The bird looks like it's inspired by the monk parakeet. I love these little guys, I hope the actual mon ends up looking cute!
You can play any game, they arent connected with eachother in the slightest. I would start with the mainline DS games (Platinum, Heart gold/Soul silver, Black/White), but if you prefer to plsy a GBA one (easier to emulate on anything), I would go for Emerald. And for 3DS, Sun/Moon (not the ultra ones) are the best ones imo.
The older games (red/green/yellow, silver/gold/crystal) are good, but since they barely have any story going on I found them more boring.
My favourite ones are BW+SuMo in terms of story and HG/SS when it comes to gameplay (there's so much to explore on it)
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i am weak for tired old men
anyway anons, idk what game to pick. exclusives dont matter much since i can trade with my friends. i am mostly thinking about these dumb mons. if they are going to force us to use them to bike/fly then im having a hard time choosing. i like the design of the red one more overall except for that STUPID gray tire sticking out of it. the violet one looks much better when it bikes/flies but i dont really like anything about the design itself. blah
Thank you for your advice, I gonna check out a few games from each platform, mess around with the emulator and see how they run. Nintendo emulators are surprisingly good, DS emulator (I guess it was Citra…) is especially great, I played Ocarina of Time on my phone and it runs perfectly. So, gonna start with DS games then.
Another question, cause I noticed that it Getz brought up sometimes. Is it better to play with few mons but level up them like crazy or make a bigger and more varied team but with less powerful pokemons? Also, what the difference with being overleveled and underleveled? Is there a scaling system in the games?
>>245363> Is it better to play with few mons but level up them like crazy or make a bigger and more varied team but with less powerful pokemons?
Pokemon isn't very difficult most of the time, unless you're playing with deliberate restrictions (like a nuzlocke) you probably won't have too much difficulty no matter whach team style you choose. I think the best way to play is to go in blind and choose whichever mons you like the best and work best for you. You shouldn't have issues with underlevelling unless you deliberately avoid battles>Also, what the difference with being overleveled and underleveled? Is there a scaling system in the games?
People dislike overlevelling cause some later games make it too easy to level up, and make the game too easy, and underlevelling is when you don't level up enough and the game becomes harder. There is no scaling system for opponent pokemon levels. In BW and later games they use a system to prevent you from overleveling and make it easier to raise your pokemon to the same level as opponent pokemon, but previous games (DPPt, HGSS) have no such system.
Basically just play however you wanna play, and you'll probably have a decent time. The DS games are decently balanced
Kek I think it's just we got different tastes. I have been playing since Crystal, but in general I usually don't enjoy games much unless they got a story or lots of text (but depending on the story, that can be it's downfall too…). The gameplay is fun, but I want something else outside "go to town -> beat gym leader -> repeat".
It says lots that I like Mystery Dugneon WAY more than the actual main pokemon games despite not enjoying much the gameplay itself. When I was little & didn't know they were made by separate companies, I was so upset at Game Freak never put as much effort in the story of mainline as in PMD.
Funny that you mention SMT, I started to play it last year and found myself prefering the spin-offs over mainline as you said, even though overall I find mainline's gameplay more fun to play.
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thinking about him
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possible gym leader face leaks here
usually i dont trust leaks but this is from the same source that predicted farigiraf
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oh yeah twitters already squealing over "shes trans" just cause of the pink/blue color scheme lol. Sorry those colors generally look good it doesnt mean transgender every fuckin time
Personally though I really like her! I think shes super adorable, I maybe bias cause I am a vtuber fan and she definitely radiates that type of energy lol
don't let the troons win and get triggered
every time you see pink and blue in a design. they chose those colors because they're sexist weirdos who decided to dig their heels into associating pink with girls and blue for boys. her design is ugly, they should have given her a pastel pink jacket or more bold hair colors.
i guess that confirms this pic is legit
in that case im curious about normal and ghost leaders. i hope normal guy really is another dilf like >>246593
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I dont know how that thing works nor it looks like a pokemon imo, but it looks so stupid I can't help but love it, definitely going to my team.
Reminds me of a lovechild between these 2
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didnt like iono at all til i saw fanart about her in a rivalry with raihan, pretty cute tbh. i am warming up to her
i feel like i should love bellibolt, since i love fat stupid-looking pokemon, but i really dont like this one. the false eyes kinda gross me out and the real eyes are kind of bizarre. they're so flat and lifeless.>>247387
what is he gonna do with that big whip?
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something about bellibolt is bothering the fuck out of me so i tried fixing it. i would have preferred smth like the left
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Bump, don’t scroll
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Not to racebait, but holy shit how do people tolerate this voice acting? It is God fucking awful and so grating. Everything looks dated and not well put together. I think even in their older style the design would still not be appealing. I think it's how weird the shape of her jacket is.
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The inspiration to Iono?
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I just bought Switch Online today and got this in wonder trade. People should be ashamed to use wonder trade to advertise their dumb websites as if there isnt enough of that in real life. Very scummy and sad, I felt compelled to release him and did after taking this picture. I've never released a shiny before.
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Yeah the Mario Mandate exists for a reason. Wouldn’t be surprised if they made a Pokémon Mandate too.
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it's about as likely as them animating a cutscene kiss between two dudes. the closest we've gotten in 25 years to anything even slightly mentioning trans shit is this. and the english version censored it anyway.
pokemon is extremely lacking in anything relating to sex; the older games were fine with being violent (literal dialogue explaining that team rocket would "kill" pokemon, mentions of war casualties, gambling, soul-stealing, etc) but nothing sexual. there have been little jokes such as a "couple" type trainer using an onix and cloyster, but of course, all you can say is "omg lol penis and vagina" and GF could just be like "uh, no" so there's nothing at all officially alluding to it.
Honestly, Nohr just got screwed over so hard and I'm forever mad about it. It was a good story with actual nuance and they turned it into… something even worse that whatever they found "problematic
" about it, honestly.
I'll always be glad that I read all of the desperate direct translations when the game first released in JP, before all that was available to read in English for a good while was the shitty localization.
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I battled Koga on Pokemon Red today.
He used X Attack on his Weezing, his last Pokemon, and it Self-Destructed immediately? It fainted my Clefable but at what cost!
His strategy is beyond me… sorry for no better photo.
I've heard people have the hots for Koga but after this I don't think he's smart enough to be husbando material.
LOL I'd pay actual money to see the clowns that bastardized Fates take a crack at relocalizing Drakengard.
I'm truly mad every time I see people touting Soleil as good gay rep, the girl comes off as predatory if anything but people can't read. I think that a lot of the Western game journalism surrounding Fates prior to its release did have a hand in some of the more extreme localization choices, now that you mention it. A lot of pearl clutching.
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I just watched a playthrough online for this one long ago, but imagine Drakengard 3 with all mentions of sex removed and replaced with outdated 2000s internet memes, with all the sisters' relationship changed to make them look like they get along, make Zero the opposite of herself (so a nice, cutesy girl for example) and change everyone's name to make them more Americanized. Remove half of the violent scenes. For the few serious and emotional scenes happening, replace the dialogs with even more American outdated memes. If there are DLCs, make sure half of them are never localized. Imagine that shit. Sage for off-topic.
Sounds wretched. I actually never understood a lot of the localized name changes for Hoshido. By the time we got that game, we were already at a point where people wouldn't have had an issue grasping Japanese names.
Now… Let's see them take a stab at D1's pedophile/baby eater/immortal child party members.
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why care about koga when surge is right there
I keep hearing woke pokemon fans bring this up and I'm amazed they don't get it's literally making fun of them and they weren't trying to be inclusive at all kek>>249022>If anything I can see American localizers trying to force that shit on one or two characters to be nb or trans or ambiguous and failing.
Even that bothers me, I don't want a cute girly girl who uses boku like Iono to be canonically a they/them/he or some shit for all eternity just because some troon or TRA wanted woke points. Luckily they ended up using she/her for Iono so at least they didn't do it to her.
Based opinion, although >>249232
is right too lmao
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the UNITE game has shitloads of pokémon in clothes tho so i'm sure that flew out the window
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stop derailing this is the pokemon thread>>249313
ackshually you play as a trainer in unite, they have silly costumes for both you and the pokes
It's essentially "homophobic"
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sage just means "not new content", not "irrelevant to the thread">>249311
speaking of unite, do you have any favorite outfits? I love the pokebuki styles because I'm a weeb at heart
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I'm a gengar main but punk azumarill has a special place in my heart. Especially since a based anon used her in a terf
I love him so much because he looks exactly like my childhood family dog. In a morbid way, it fits even better because he's a ghost type Pokémon. Feels like I can meet him again after all these years.
I do agree with this >>250531
but I'll still train one and keep him in my team. Fingers crossed his evolution doesn't look too retarded…
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I hate the female hiker design, it looks super troony to me with the wide shoulders, no curves but has bolt on boobs…
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I hate that when I look up some pokemon I always come across nsfw pokemon art. I can´t even find a decent Audino fanart with the copious amount of porn there is.
pic semi related
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It's specially a shame because lots of the human character designs actually look nice, but the models destroy almost all charm they got, I disliked most characters until I saw their 2D art. At the end, the games are about the pokemon themselves, not the humans, so as long as the creatures look great I'm fine with it, but sucks having to see these ugly humans from time to time.
The new 3D art style kind of reminds me of the Virtue's Last Reward's models lmao, knew they felt familiar somehow
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i hate it too. you literally cannot look up any pokemon without seeing obese fetish art, vore fetish art, or the pokemon laying down seductively with the genitals clearly just erased by the artist (so many of them do that)
except for like magnemite i guess
anyway it fucking sucks and it's disgusting and i hate men
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why does a treasure-hoarding ghost look like a bug?
anyway im so offended that they still havent shown the starter mon evolutions
Was going to say the same thing reminds me of a Funbrain creature.
Though the gimmick of collecting coins to track it down is different, I like that there are pokemon you just can't chuck a ball at and grab. I like the concept but the design doesn't make it seem worth it.
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me too. polteageist is an example of a rather bland design done well. this is just beyond boring. i don't understand how ditto, of all things, has more life and personality than this ugly little mascot
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don't diss my man ditto like that
ditto is based as fuck
Man, that model is so bad.
I hate that this sealed it for me, but I just don't care about Pokemon anymore.
I'm not a "genwunner" even though I've played since gen 1 was the most recent. Sad to feel like this finally, but the quality is just abysmal.
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Why do they keep shooting themselves? End it already.
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I'm actually super excited for scarlet/violet, i love the idea of being able to explore together with other ppl online bc i'll be able to play with my bff even though we live in different countries
(we've been playing together since gen 1)
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We got a japanese and spanish leakers taking pics of new pokemon rn, there are some in twitter
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I think it looks better now that I've seen the artwork of it, somehow the models all look lifeless. It honestly looks very gen 1 to me, but not in a good way. I don't hate it though.>>253777
But gen 6 had so many bangers like sylveon and espurr!>blew english/UK lore on SPORT and not the fucking wealth of cool mythology
Galar was actually supposed to be more "medieval" looking but James Turner, the British employee who was art director for swsh (he has since quit) was the one who made them make it modern instead because he thought the old lore was too outdated or something…
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This does not look gen1 in the slightest.
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is that… evil jigglypuff?
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I once read that starter pokemon are more round lately because they wanted children to be able to draw them easily, so that could be another reason.
But yeah considering the crunch, simpler designs are also way easier to translate into 3D, just look at picrel, the head is just a sphere without any modification.
I like most newer designs but I have noticed in this gen and the last one lots of pokemon suffer from "good concept, bad execution". I saw someone on Tubmlr tweaking a few gen 8 designs and it was amazing how very a few small changes to make the design more cohesive changed the whole pokemon.
I enjoy the Pokemon art style from the beginning up to now, it's changed but it's all still appealing.
This art is cute even though I don't like the design >>253781
The models are just so horrible and lazy.
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so basically the whole dex has been leaked
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Love how they just doodled a mouse and put in in the game kek Unironically it's one of my favorite pokemon of this gen.
This generation is gonna take some time to get used to… Maybe it's the weird models or how most of the designs are either Circle or Square, but they feel… plastic-ish? I like how they're back at simpler designs, but they look like creatures from another game. A shame because I loved gen 6-7.
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i don't like the gator. i hate how we went from a cute round ghost-pepper thing to… this. like jesus where's the theme? everyone suspected "ghost pepper" because it looks like one, why not just stick with that? why does it have to go ghost pepper -> sombrero ghost pepper -> uhhhhhh a crocodile that's also an instrument and there's a bird on it that plays it like a musical instrument because it's based on this one spanish instrument and also based on the relationship of plovers and crocodiles irl!!!
like man shut up. simple is always better
anyway i love clodsire
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tbh I like the cat. It has the most clear design. Though I don't know why nowadays each starter pokemon has to have a theme or concept beyond an animal that gets bigger with every evolution.
Also why are so many starter evolutions so skinny now? It was standard for the final evos to be somewhat chunky and powerful looking, up until gen 5 with the snake pokemon and gen 6 with Greninja
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I feel like I’m looking at a racist caricature
clodsire supremacy. i love him>>253780
bisharp's getting a third evo? fuck yeah
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Her makeup needs to be fixed. The beige is not working!! I wonder if she’s inspired by Missy? If so then perhaps they should take more inspiration from a different iconic fit.
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I hope this is a joke. Bring my girl back!
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I actually like a lot of the new mons, but then they come out with something so ugly and stupid I ask “who the fuck would even want to use this”
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Bro what's the point of giving evolutions to the electric rodent if it's just gonna look exactly the same??
I'm so fucking tired of GameFreak making furbait starter evos. They totally do it on purpose>>254156
It's so obvious they want to repeat the success they had with Gardevoir and Lucario. Like Gardevoir must've been the first humanoid pokemon to have gotten that popular with the coomers. Mewtwo was popular too, but that pokemon was special at the time, and most of its audience didn't talk about wanting to fuck it, they just thought it was cool and badass. Then Lucario came out in Gen 4 and it attracted a bunch of furfags and autists of the same type as Sonic autists. That was also the generation when Lopunny was made, and it's possible that Game Freak made it in response to Gardevoir's degenerate fanbase. Every generation afterwards had their Gardevoir/Lucario clones, each more obvious than the ones before it.
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i boxed the starter in swsh and will probably do it again. they just aren't cute.
i also like the mice a lot, and some of the basic bird mons. this thing is freakin cute too.
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these starters were the first since gen 2 where i genuinely loved them all and couldn't decide who to pick. then they let us down with the final evos yet again. idk why i expected different.
i guess skeledirge is a pocket monster but the design is so uninteresting i dont even care about it
A good chunk of the pokemon in the fursona category still look like monsters/animals imo
The most furfag ones are the tiger, rabbit, water lizard and the 2 new ones. Maybe delphox too, but the pre-evo was worse than it. The other designs are fine, it's just coomers who ruin them.
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Pokefags are goofballs. Terrible Pokémon have been around since the start.
>>254625>the grass type gorilla looks enough like a gorilla to just in the pocket monsters category too
I would agree if the drum wasn't part of it's design, that's what makes it more of a character with a set role instead of just a grass monke>>254631
I want to like it, I don't regret skipping the utterly empty babby game that was sw/sh, I'm still on the fence whether this is worth spending 70 dollars>>254637
There were actually a lot of bipedal/humanoid pokemon in gen 1 now that I think of it(pic rel, electabuzz, jynx, magmar, alakazam, machamp etc.), but all of them were more like fantasy creatures and I don't remember any of them being blatant furry/porn bait.
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I saw this on 4chan and had to share. Spoilered for actual spoilers of Penny’s room.
I think a lot of of the "furry" ones are fine. The gen 9/8 starters, inineroar, and delphox are the ones that push it imo.
I don't have a problem with stuff like Blaziken cause cockfighting is a thing, so it makes sense the chicken turns into a wierd bird man martial artist. Stuff like greninja is so weird looking it hardly registers as anything "furry" to me.
Designs like Cinderace and Intelleon are just too humanoid though. Their proportions are too human-like. they don't have weird builds like emboar or scary faces like sceptile. They're just really uncreative and lame.
I emulated SV for a few hours, and had a lot of fun so I'm probably buying it at release. I've been around since the beginning and there are soo many pokemon now that I don't mind shitty designs, I'll just forget about the ones I hate and there are still too many favorites to enjoy all the same. Maybe I'm desensitised to strange designs from also being a digimon fan.
Speaking for myself, I can be really casual and superficial when I play games and discussions about min-max/meta/strategies mosty put me to sleep, just give me easy mode. I really loved the picnic mechanic and seeing cute pokemon roaming about. There was a little lake at the start with psyducks waddling about, swimming, napping and I just hung out there for a long time looking at all the pokemon.
Pretty lame of me, but I haven't finished a main storyline since XY/ORAS and often just start a new game to enjoy the beginnings of a fresh adventure. I'll probably spend a lot of time in SV just building different teams and looking at them and saving screencaps and videos - and forget about the storylines. Everyone is complaining about character customization, understandably. I actually like that it's just the school uniform, but I really wish you could change your tie or something like rolled up sleeves at least. Also miffed that there are so many hair colors but the ones named pink are more burgundy/wine and rose gold than pink.
Hopefully there will be DLC with more customization, there are logos for top and bottom categories in the shops but they are not accessible - why even include those if there aren't any tops or bottoms in game??
troons (both male and female) are calling her a tranny, some say she's a TIF and others say she's a TIM. It looks like that pic is depicting her as the latter (bc only maleoids are capable of being into computers and nerdy shit obviously!!1).>>254851>I emulated SV for a few hours
what the fuck I was not aware that it had already come out kek
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that image isn't pro-tranny, the original intent was to depict them as disgusting coomers. editing Penny into it is a joke about how her dark messy room looks the same though it obviously doesn't
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i hate this thing so much this is one of the most vile designs they have ever made
How is it vile, it's just a pepper. It doesn't feel like a pokemon though, the faces look off…>>256022
I will buy it in a year or so. Every game sells millions of copies so they bin super hard afterwards and you can get them for $15. My local gamestop has no idea of what to do with so many 2nd hand pokemon games. Aside for being cheap, I don't want to support them either, I dont know if its TPC, GF or Nintendo the one with the upper hand, but I wish they gave the developers time to actually make a decent game, the problems with SV are insane. But isnt like we can boycott because children + hardcore fans keep buying the games.
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Fuck this scrote. there’s glitches left and right.https://vocaroo.com/1l9nzQQjFQll
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I really don't get it. Just saw this one
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Bumping for porn
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yeah no i was hyped for this game after playing PLA and really looking forward to it, but this looks like utter fucking shit
Are shinies easier to find at the very beginning? Both my friend and I found a shiny Psyduck within the first hour (we were playing at her place together and found them within 10min of eachother.) The game is janky as hell and holy fuck do I wish there was more customization. I'm having a good time but I'm glad someone else bought this for me kek. >>256026
Pokemon games never go on sale where I live. Digital sales are minimal, even seconhand games are rarely cheaper than $15 off even after after years.
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I'm having fun playing it and I like most of the new pokemon designs. I'm one of the easy to please pokemon fans so I don't really give a shit about the graphics. I haven't encountered any glitches (yet). The models of people/pokes in the bg are janky though. I love picrel!
Late, but this is it. These are the Pokemon that make me think "they don't look like Pokemon". I don't care about the franchise much, never had a favorite generation, not even the one I grew up with (Diamond and Pearl), but this gens designs are so hit and miss. Sure, I was there for Bisharp and Gallade who you could say are similar, but something about these two look like Megaman and Sonic fucked and had babies. It's like Gamefreak are trying so hard to appeal to kids that they've ramped up the designs to a screaming 11, throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks, overloading all the people and Pokemon with bright colors and details.
My problem with all the new gen designs is that some of them don't look like creatures I could catch, bond with and raise. They (not just these two) look like rejected JRPG mobs, I can't imagine petting or taking care of some of the ones that look like abstract cartoons. They look like the creature-equivilent of somebody shaking a keychain in front of a toddler's face.
Oh yeah samefag to add that what I mean isn't
that GF is just dumbing everything down for kids but they're trying to hit every
kind of appeal out so they end up with things that look like they belong in other franchises like Sonic/Digimon/other better JRPGs.
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Let's goooo also found a shiny Lokix I didn't even know was a shiny until I entered a battle. Maybe my most exciting pokemon moment.
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The game's a mess but I like Arven. I'm a sucker for people who would do anything for their dog.
There are so many troon looking people in these games… I'm all for gnc characters but I feel like they're purposely troony because someone at gamefreak drank the trans coolaid and they're trying to be woke. 99% of them look like shit like >>251349
Human character design is at an all time low for pokemon, I've never disliked so many designs both plot important ones and regular npc trainers, and the clothes options are shit too so you can't even make yourself look nice. Sorry to all Spanish and Portuguese nonas, apparently gamefreak think you all look like troons, you deserved better.
I love her too, nonny
. They're so monkey brained I can't imagine living like that.
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I was just laughing at how these npcs looked like the troon vs black woman meme
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i love clodsire and cetoddle. they're precious
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They will keep releasing pure shit and never improve
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I'm glad I quiet this fandom in 2013
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same, it would have been so much better if not for the graphics. I like he rival and the legendary and a lot of the new pokes. Clodsire and Pawmot are fixtures on my team now. But the graphics are so bad i don't see myself playing it for too long. It takes all the pleasure out of just roaming around to fill the 'dex and hunt for shinies
clodsire 4 lyf tho
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tbh i'm glad the final evo is still cute and not hideous. especially since pawmot is a really useful pokemon unlike most electric rodents.
it's so annoying when the cute pokemon have shitty stats and you have to evolve them except the evo is ugly
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this tinfoil is retarded. roons don't see themselves as women with a hulking male frame they see themsleves as bimbos or cute anime girls. if anything they'd probably be offended by this "representation"
why is this thread so full of ppl moaning about how they won't play the games and don't care about the franchise anymore? you don't have to announce it, no one's making you buy the games
i jsut wanna talk about battles and cute pokes like our terf
>>259817>roons don't see themselves as women with a hulking male frame they see themsleves as bimbos or cute anime girls
Troons aren't the ones designing them, the people pandering to them see them as the men they are and don't get that these men think they are smol uwu beans kek
Pokemon GO already has a canon non-binary they/them character and it had to be approved by the pokemon company in japan and got a shit ton of positive attention from the west… they know what they're doing
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I'm in love with Rika
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I think the last time they made a female character like this was Anabel way back in Emerald but later loses her androgynous look in SM/USUM. So happy that they gave us Rika who's a very handsome and cool tomboy or a reverse trap
. TRAs can fuck off and latch onto traps/femboys instead.
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arven is so cute and they definitely got me with his story, i haven't loved a main cast pokeboy this much since sun&moon
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>>262259>handsome>long hair>cooks>saving his dog>poor boy loses his mom/dad
I love him and deserve all the happiness he can get.
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Ash will no longer be Pokémon's main character. His last episode will air on Jan 13th, 2023. The first episode with the new main character will air around April 2023.https://twitter.com/IGN/status/1603697968598732800?t=rNXr4ajlAlVYTTzrnVIX8w&s=19
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I worded the information wrong. Jan 13th's episode is just the last in the SwSh part of the anime.
"A special 11-episode series called "Pocket Monsters: Aim to be a Pokemon Master" will start airing from January 13, 2023. All the friends that Ash has met during his travels such as Misty and Brock will also appear.
Will be the last chapter in Ash's journey."https://twitter.com/AnipokeFandom/status/1603700332655448065?t=HJXgZj_T1VOD25L64mPPMQ&s=19
the male character looks so ugly and the girl looks cuteish but kind of bland. she reminds me of dawn too much. i hope they actually make her more than another "cutesy female who wants to win contests"
the character designs seem so ugly now. i can't get into newer games at all because it all feels so bland and uninspired. very "uncool". like old characters looked cool and badass. maybe i'm getting too old nonnies
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i'm weak for unite's stupid outfits. can't wait to give terf queen azumarill the cute xmas drip she deserves
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i had to stop playing unite bc it pissed me off but i agree the outfits are amazing
I love your dedication to making azumarill a terf
icon, very based nona
it wasn't actually my idea to begun with, another anon made a very based "terf
is the new punk" post with her. wish i had a link to it. since then i've accepted azumarill as my reigning terf
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Haven't played all the games, and some of them like Black/White I played them ages ago so my memories of those gens are a bit blurry.
Also, sorry for the retarded tier names, but letters are so ambiguous to me, I always create my own tiers so I can sort charas in peace.>>264655>Guzma>D Tier
Oh, why do you dislike him so much? He is such a fan favourite…
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samefag, found the post in question
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only did the ones I remember. I also really didn't like ORAS Archie compared to RSE Archie so I had to knock him down a tier. Can't believe it came to this.
Also goddamn I used to have such a crush on Brawly and Brock when I was a kid. Probably would have liked HGSS Morty and Falkner a lot if I was younger when those games came out.
I've also come to appreciate Blaine a lot more but based on more of a Cool! factor. I didn't really rank these on pure husbando credentials.
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Here's my pokegirls ranking. I think Flannery, Whitney, and Winona is probably my all time favorite. But I really like all of the older woman trainers/leaders/e4 whatever. I have a really big soft spot for them.
I did NOT like SMUSUM at all it seems.
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Not really. Bunch of average or middle-aged looking men.>>256204
I think Arven and Jacq are pretty cute when first seeing them. Also Larry after playing the game. The courier npc is pretty hot too.
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I like your tier names so I took some inspiration
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Didn't expect Paradox Suicune to look so raptor-like. Wish there's some lore to it and Paradox Virizion rather than just a raid battle.
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I wish they gave those poor devs a break instead of churning another game at breakneck speed
They both look like 1/3 of the book legendaries of each game so I'm sure there will be a bit more lore for when the other 4 come around. I bet it will be on the same level as the galarian birds trio though, so not that central to the story.>>279524
The fact that they made dlc fully summer festival themed (part 1) but are releasing it in fall points towards them actually delaying it a few months this time.
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Anons, just a reminder that the nintendo eshop for the 3DS will be closed soon and if you plan on transferring your pokemon from one generation to a more recent one you'll eventually need to have Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transport downloaded BEFORE they become free in a few weeks. So be careful with that!
I personally have all the mainline games except SV and don't plan on getting that one until they release patches to correct most issues. I'm still going to transfer the pokemon I have from older games, I think I'll start now for my GBA and DS games, and then once the Pokemon Bank app will be free I'll transfer all my pokemon to gen 6 games and beyond. Then I'll start new games out of nostalgia and because I have played a lot more JRPGs since the last time I've played the older games so I'm going to have a very different approach to it. For some reason I felt like using strong pokemon in older games was the equivalent of cheating so I only used shitmons on purpose and made things much harder for myself. There's also the issue that all my favorite pokemon in GSC and its remake are water type for some reason.
I'm going to transfer my pokemon from GBA games to DS games to prepare for Pokemon Bank being free in a few days, I forgot I gave some of them some stupid nicknames, should I keep these nicknames or not? I kind of want to remove them.>>284353
To be fair she only has one fucked up leg.
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here's the fucked up and evil version of my list. most hated characters only!!!
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I find both legs weird, the left one seems to have her knee pointing at the right while its foot is pointing forwards, and her right leg has its knee pointing forwards/left but the foot pointing at the right. I think if you swap them, it looks a bit more natural.
About nicknames, it depends on how dumb they are and/or if you plan to use the pokemon. I usually like to leave them as if for sentimental value to remember when I used to play when I was little, but I also changed a few that were too stupid.
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Having bow legs is common in Japan and is more visible on skinny people, I think that's the cause of why a lot of Japan-made designs have similar legs. Diantha is just one example of how normalized it is in anime art.
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Watching the GO community blow up feels surreal to me. Niantic keeps sabotaging its most profitable feature, remote raiding, to force the game to be played as intended.
Aside from using GO to ambassador people who wouldn't otherwise play the games, watch the anime, or pick up the TGC into the franchise and collaborate with businesses to bring tourists in, here's probably some truth to picrel. If so, it would make the Tiktok ban extra ironic.
People still play like crazy. It's a normie game, so the base stands out a lot less compared to the 2016 era and even the 2020 lockdown boost. Niantic upped the price on Remote Raid Passes and stated it wasn't a feature they wanted to keep. Their focus is on population dense areas, and remote passes are (on the surface) meant for circumstances like extreme weather and lockdowns.
There's apparently also some internal pushback to keep it. Rumor has it that TPCi also likes it, too. That's likely why they've been experimenting with integrating something like a remote raid finder within their Campground app, which people normally use Reddit, Discord, or a third party app for.
If you ever see a meme about Singaporean Grandmothers (who they see as the typical player, which isn't exactly a lie; most of the whales in my community are retirees) playing Pokemon GO pop up within the fandom, it pertains to that. People are planning boycotts or quitting. You know that pattern. They'll probably be back in time for GOFest, good or bad.
Shame the game is handled so weirdly. Not badly; weirdly. I actually like the little character arcs between the GO leaders and their rivals.
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'Sup, for anyone who plays Pokemon Fusion Infinite, I made some sprite edits because the originals sucked ass. I only made 3 so I'll post 'em separately. First is Roserade/Starmie, 352.121.
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Next is Dragonair/Nidoking.
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And last is Ampharos/Persian. I'll do more in the future because there are some great combos that have shitty sprites, and I don't wanna look at them.
Is that the game with the gross coomer fusions? Great job btw, this sprite is beautiful and I also like this one >>289538
But I feel this one >>289536
could use a bit more polishing though the overall design is great
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any nonnies here collect or play tcg?
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The way I structure my tcg collection is by theme, so I have collections of my absolute favorite pokemon, including trainer and support cards if they feature it in the art. Then I have my own created themes, one of such is "flowers" where I put all cards (that I deem pretty enough) that heavily feature flowers. Another is sweets/baking, so there I keep pokemon like alcremie, vanillite and slurpuff and again other cards I think fit.
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I love her
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Liko is an ok character but there are a few things I dislike, so sperging incoming.
Firstly her name is stupid in English. Her actual name is the Japanese female name Riko, changing the R to an L is iffy because of the whole thing of people making fun of Asians not being able to distinguish R/L. You technically can romanize it with L but that's highly unusual (which is probably why they did it, so if you google it she's the only character that shows up rather than 500 other Rikos).
Pokemon doesn't have a tradition of keeping the Japanese names and typically give English names, why do it now? Liko is from Paldea (Spain) so unlike a lot of the other characters such as Ash, Brock, May, Dawn, Chloe who all could have had Japanese names to reflect their regions real life Japanese inspiration Liko is one of the few for whom it doesn't make sense for. Even more annoying that the new boy IS from a Japanese region, yet his name is Roy. In the same vein, none of the other Paldean characters have Japanese names either, not does the Kantonian people have Japanese names. Like ok.
But if you insist on actually keeping her Japanese name, then at least keep it Japanese and pronounce it right. I don't think they've officially said it yet but I bet they'll mispronounce it as "Leekow" the way English-speaking fans are already calling her without anyone batting an eyelid.
Secondly I hate fanny bags worn across your chest (it usually looks quite awkward and weird in real life too) it draws attention to her chest in that it looks like she has a big mono-boob. The fashion trend is already dying out as well so unless they change it, it will age terribly and quickly.
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To all TCG nonnies who have a Pokémon Trading Card Game Online account: they're going to release a new game called Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, and until June 5 (which is when they're shutting down the old game's servers) you can migrate your account to the new game.
I just found out about this and to migrate (I really wanna keep my old cards) I'm resetting my TCGO password since I forgot it, along with my username, because I hadn't played this since Gen 7. Make sure to reset your username and password too if you're in the same situation! Requesting your username and resetting your password can't be done immediately after one another, there's a cooldown time to send these requests.
TCGO Sunset FAQhttps://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/articles/4406895467668
Account migration FAQhttps://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/articles/6489934466708-Pok%C3%A9mon-TCG-Live-Migration-FAQ-from-the-Pok%C3%A9mon-TCG-Online-
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New official art of Lacey from the upcoming DLC. I'm so deprived of good designs in SV that I think she looks acceptable. I'd thin out her eyebrows though.
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>tfw you realize you will never relive the magical moments of childhood going through a new region for the first time, discovering new pokemon through the game and not the internet, enjoying the mystery absent in all pokemon games before and since.
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gives me anya forger vibes mixed with thick eyebrow zelda from botw/totk. the outfit reminds me of the sports uniform from mha. >>307945
i remember how my life changed and the entire world seemed to open up when i found out about roms and got all the pokemon games i missed out on. i had no gaming consoles as a kid and only managed to buy a silver nintendo ds lite for christmas when i was 16, a few months after diamond and pearl had been released. before that i only ever played the earlier pokemon games on my friend's consoles. i feel like the new graphics completely lack the charm that the gif you posted has. the last game i played was sword/shield and that was a chore. i think x/y was the last generation that i enjoyed and then i just lost interest.
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, the game itself is spoilering you with what you can encounter at any route which is much worse.
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on the same boat nonnie
, xy were the last pokemon games i enjoyed playing, games after that felt like a chore. never got sword/shield or lets go!pikachu/eevee, bought violet but still havent beaten it yet. pokemon games now feel so soulless…i still replay older 2D games tho!
nowadays i just collect/play tcg, look at fanart/gifs and replay the older games.
I really do miss pre-main stream internet days. Sun and Moon trailers pretty much revealed 90% of the game. I miss the discovering aspect in the old pokemon games. >>307966
Personal take, I miss the random encounters.
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I feel this too though surprisingly the last Pokemon game I enjoyed was Legends Arceus. I even had dreams about it too. Still, the current games nowadays felt unfinished, less explorable and soulless. Game Freak has always been in a tight situation since making the main lines more open world but doesn't meet the quality and expectation like BoTW and Xenoblade, especially for having over 900 Pokemon to work on and polish. Kinda missed the classic rpg style where things are much simpler, aesthetically pleasing and everything around you to fill in your imagination. Unfortunately for that matter, BDSP are huge disappointments and it pains me since Pearl was my first and I fear if they ever make Gen 5 remakes. Also Game Freak shouldn't reveal too much in their trailers to try and hype up the fans. It'll most likely ruin the experience in discovering new things in the games and it becomes less engaging. There's even people and riddlers who sometimes leave predictions and tid bits of information of the upcoming games.
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i actually really enjoyed legends arceus, however it pisses me off how much potential this game had. should have gotten a DLC to fix the many issues it had, but nope! gamefreak pretty much abandons it and doesn't use any of its mechanics in violet/scarlet. wish there was more trainers who aren't afraid of pokemon to battle, as well as villages and more interesting places to explore. oh well!
i think gamefreak should just stick to 2D and improved on the rpg aspect of it. the 3D games just look so empty and soulless.
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Latias and Latios are very special to me, sure they aren’t my favourite Pokémon but I still hold them closely to my heart. I remember watching Pokémon Heroes for the first time when I was a child and I was obsessed with it. It was my favourite movie as a kid, haven’t rewatched it since then but I am thinking on it for nostalgia. >>308295
Honestly it’s a cute idea but kind of creepy? Also, I don’t like the thought of consuming Pokémon in everything I do, the cards and the occasional replay of the older games are enough for me.
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sprigatito bab nonnies!!! she has her lil jammies too!!
Alola did a really good job with Looker and Anabel coming back. Especially Anabel, she was previously just stuck in battle frontier in gen 3 and few people even knew she existed, but they took her and expanded her character and story. I loved that and wish they did it for more old characters.
I frankly don't mind if they put in a bit of mindless fanservice, I'd rather have that than nothing. Paldea currently feels so fucking empty and disconnected from the rest of the pokemon world. I wouldn't mind seeing Red on top of a mountain again just to have something.
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Cp bump dont scroll
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Yes!! I love buneary and lopunny! I love feminine Pokémon, sucks they get sexualized by coomer fans ugh. >>308858
Thanks nona, ninetales is my absolute favourite!!
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(I didn't play sword/shield or scarlet/violet)
Making this made me realize I'm not particularly crazy about gen5 or gen6 mons. Funny because those were the gens that got me back into playing pokémon.
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No uggos allowed, cutie only crew
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I haven't played the last two gens so I just guessed, I'm a bit of a genwunner so I'm not gonna whine about the new designs
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I dont want to bitch but especially gen 8 and on have really ugly pokemon. Like ofcourse every gen has a few but it was difficult for me to even choose a fave type for the later gens because they are all so ugly to me. I really wished they would just take there time with the next pokemon game already, the last ones have been just really ugly and buggy. >>308852
Pokemon pearl was also my first pokemon game! I really love Buneary, i'm not going to lie i really dislike humanoid pokemon so lopunny is def not my fave but since gen 4 was my first game and i had a lopunny on my team i do have a soft spot for them. I'm also really salty about the shitty gen 4 remake we got.
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I miss this so much, why would gamefreak remove it from gen 7? I know gamefreak is known for not carrying over mechanics from past games, but seriously gamefreak was so stupid for replacing it with the dumb plaza shit.
>>309036>I dont want to bitch but especially gen 8 and on have really ugly pokemon.
Gen 8 was pretty okay to me. Wooloo, snom, hetterene and alcremie are some i think are super great! Gen 9 on the other hand is oof
… even the best ones are still only slightly above average imo. I hope they go a completely different direction for gen 10.
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I think I'm the only person who prefers plaza lol
I loved running around there and collecting all the extra clothes from the other version, doing my daily lotteries and type matchup mini game!
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not a fan of pokemon sleep but this online quiz is cute! pic for me result. https://www.pokemonsleep.net/en/diagnosis/question/
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Bulbasaur is so cute
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Favourite evolution line? Picrel!
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Ralts line! They're all so cute and precious. It's like a happy family.
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I played Gen 5 but never continued beyond the 7th badge.
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We are the opposite!
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It's not actually my no.1 fave line but I adore all of them and think they are underrated so my pick is the sewaddle line!
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I love the Magnemite line… I'm neutral on Magneton TBH, but I find Magnemite and Magnezone adorable in a goofy way.
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Lots of tough picks here especially for others I also like under the same type. For the team, I don't want to put it as competitive but rather go on an adventure with them. I had some trouble choosing Pachirisu or Ribombee since I love them so much.