Have you ever wondered what Facebook conversations Taylor and I have!? Of course you do, here’s us discussing our thoughts on some of the new Pokémon released today. Umm, it’s long but pretty funny.
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Yes, moving on.
I find this design ridiculously simple but effective.
Yeah, but I don’t really understand how it’s ability comes into play. Do each of the gears have its’ own?
Yeah, that’s interesting.
It’d be pretty cool.
what do those abilities actually do?
And I can’t wait to see it’s evolution, I think it could have a really interesting attack scheme.
Plusle and Minun are the only other Pokemon who have Plus & Minus (respectively).
And it boosts the other’s attack power when they’re both on the field.
Yes, comparisons to magnemite are easy, but I hope they don’t go electric on it.
Which NEVER HAPPENS.
They might, since it’s apparently already been magnetized.
Yeah. At least more pokemon will have it.
True, but electric would just be too easy.
Anyway, you’re right. I feel like the evolution will kickass.
It’d be cool if they did something like Rotom with it.
And it could change it up or something.
But then again, Rotom is a ghost and possesses appliances so maybe not.
Like multiple gears that can work in different directions?
Yeah, or something.
That would be interesting.
(it’s hard referring to them with these names considering most of them will change except for the legendaries)
But yeah, I think it’s really unimaginative.
It really has me upset.
But so was Swellow at first and I ended up really liking it.
Swellow at least had color.
And Swallows are really neat birds that it’s based off of.
Every other opening flying type has been muted and plain.
But imagine the “coo” when you send it out!
I would like a pure white pigeon, though.d
When they overdo it like Staravia it’s kind of painful.
…yeah, you got me there. maybe a blue bird or something.
Or a cardinal.
Or a Jay!
But not another goddamn brown or gray pokemon.
I’d like another Steel/Flying.
Is Skarmary or whatever it’s called that type?
/it doesn’t have an evolution, right?
That would be neat if they did a pre-volution. I can’t really imagine an evolution for it.
Too bad I would never use or respect it’s prevolution.
It could just evolve into an airplane or something.
That would be effective.
It would be cool if Rotom gets some more types.
Or it could turn into a toaster that evolves into an oven or something.
That would be ridiculous.
So it could kind of be like Eevee and you could choose what path it would take.
Based on what you turned it into.
That sounds so ridiculous but cool.
It would then have eight or more types/evolutions.
Each of which would be pretty hard to get, I would imagine.
Each of the appliances could be scattered across the four corners of the land.
So you’d have to journey to find them.
Staraptor just looks like an emo boy band member…
That would be neat.
Alright, moving on.
Into some decent ones.
I think it’s really cool, but I don’t see why it couldn’t be Fighting/Fire.
I like the eyebrows and the wild appearance, but is this just the Magmar-esque version of a Chimchar?
I was thinking Blaziken.
If you took the mouth off it kind of has a beak.
I totally see that.
It looks like a mishmash of other pokemon while still having a pretty distinct look of its own.
Yeah, but I wish they had more fire Pokemon that specialize in Sp. Atk.
It seems pretty fitting. Does Blaziken have high Sp. Atk.?
Since most of the best Fire-type moves are Special.
Well, the division of Special and Physical didn’t come about until 4th gen, I think.
In terms of attack.
Oh really? I thought it was third.
It makes a lot of sense.
So you could just attack with Fire Blast and it wouldn’t stick to special or physical.
At first, I had no idea what any of it fucking meant, but now it’s pretty easy to figure out and plan accordingly.
Because people were kind of pissed how it totally fucked up Blaziken and Sceptile when they introduced it since they’re both mostly physical but their types gives a mostly special attack boost? Does that make sense?
Yeah, that does.
I think they introduced it in Emerald, maybe.
I would imagine some backlash.
Yeah so people had to stick with Blaze Kick and Leaf Blade as it’s primary attacks.
Anyway, the pose also reminds me of that one Pseudo Legendary you really like.
instead of Fire Blast or something.
Uh, the steel one that in smash bros traps you in the ground. Name’s not coming into my brain.
The poses just look the same.
Not really any big revelation.
Yeah, I think it could go places though. It doesn’t really look like it would have an evolution but I hope it does.
It could just be another Magmar that they add onto later.
Maybe it would become more standing Gorilla-esque in the evolution?
Oh yeah, the time stamp is kind of annoying
I would just like to start out and say that the Japanese
name is hilarious.
Loves that too.
Could be a rapper’s name.
Or Black Eyed Peas lyrics.
What was the legend you were saying it’s
(I do a mean cover of
Fergie’s “London Bridge” on my uke)
I’M SO SORRY.
And it shoots lightning from its horn.
really hard to figure out which part was which at first, but I ended up
figuring it out.
Ruby just gave me the dirtiest look.
How dare she.
do we like about this Zebra-thing?
It kind of looks a lot like Shinx.
Facially, at least.
the eyes and ears.
don’t like the blue in it.
If that was to be my only complaint, that
would be it.
I wish it was a less vibrant purple.
Would be cool.
Purple is definitely an underused color in
the pokemon world.
I really hope it’s a main contender in the anime.
Like, Brock (<3) has one or something.
babe, I don’t think Brock would have one.
Maybe the other traveling companion would.
Brock has a Coagunk.
and a Happiny.
just found that application on my homepage and it has piqued my
is the most provocative?
I would totally work for Facebook though.
I like how
they have the new move Wild Bolt for it.
Yeah, it’d be cooler if it had Volt Absorb
as it’s passive ability.
That would be
nice, but you can’t always get what you want.
It’s nice that
they’re going for some more Savannah-esque animals.
I guess Motor Drive isn’t a bad deal.
esque onto a lot of things)
I had to look it up because I forgot but it
neutralizes electric damage and raises speed when hit with an
Yeah, the jungle
in Hoenn was kind of crappy.
all you caught was a Kecleon.
That would be
good if it was a dual-type.
Kecleon is cool… to a point.
It’s easy to strategize against.
Because you use like, my Empoleon for
example. Ice-beam, change Kecleon to Ice-type. then Flash Cannon, it’s
super-effective and Kecleon is dead.
So, should we move on?
And not dead
(although it would make battling so much more intense)
If they died?
(GO PIKACHU! BATTLE FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE, DICKFACE!)
Maybe they could make a place where you
could gamble Pokemon.
I think the
next Pikachu I get, I’m nicknaming it dickface.
Except that would have really bad
consequences for the impressionable youth.
“Dickface used discharge”
Or gamble the souls away at a haunted tower in order to get
“Squirtle, I know we’ve had some good times, but Tail Whip
just isn’t cutting it anymore… and what I really need is YOUR SOUL!”
I like this
It could be a good spin-off.
I feel like it
doesn’t have much where it’s at now, but it could be a great 20-35 lv.
What do u mean?
When the avg.
level of your pokemon is in that range, I believe that’s when having the
little gator would prove to be useful.
I like the
type combination, mostly.
Because Dark Pokemon are so underrated.
Even though it really only adds weaknesses.
I guess being immune to Psychic is good.
But in Sinnoh there aren’t any really good
Psychic type Pokemon.
But, they’re cool. And Psychic has to be
What do you not like about Meguroko?
That it’s a desert crocodile.
And not an aligator.
Are who they remind me of at least.
Yeah, I thought those, as well.
Because the first stage was kind of a bust
but they get really cool when they evolve.
I guess, it’s more so for the evolution potential that I
As is, it’s a little clunky.
I like that it’s probably going to be a
Or it would seem to be.
Depending on the evolution.
We need some
more strong pokemon! I say jokingly.
At least until we get the National Pokedex.
I feel like I could just not tell you that
I’m not wearing pants, but then again telling you just adds a whole new
level to this conversation.
notice how many Poison-type Pokemon are in Kanto.
I don’t know
how to respond to either of those things.
Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Venonat,
Venomoth, Grimer, Muk, Zubat, Golbat, Nidoran male/female, Nidorino,
Nidorina, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Weepinbell, Victreebell, Oddish, Gloom,
I’m probably missing some.
Kanto’s just a
dangerous place to live if you’re not a pokemon trainer.
It’s weird how USELESS poison-type Pokemon are too.
Ekans, Arbok, Koffing, Wheezing
just there to annoy us.
Ghastly, Haunter, Gengar
to wrap up with thoughts of the new Legendaries?
I know we’ve
already talked about them a ton, but still.
Uh, I don’t HATE the yin-yang thing.
It was bound
I guess we don’t really know about their
passive abilities yet.
But my first
instict is telling me to get Black.
And to not go back.
To then get
We should talk about the professor too.
the legendaries first.
Damn, I was leaning towards Black for
Like, how you can get the cover Pokemon
before you’ve even beaten all the gyms.
has grown on me despite looking like a Gundam fighter thing.
I don’t mind getting White.
I don’t even know what Pokemon are on them
and w/eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee yeah, we’ll figger it out when the time
In a year.
reminds me of those cultures that wear rings around their necks.
wonder how the yin-yang is going to work into the mythology of the land.
I bet it will
have a lot to do with whatever Team ___ we’ll be fighting.
I really wish they’d do another heaven and
earth thing and then you could actually travel to the sky and
the balance sort of thing.
Well, they had
the Underground, but it was a little lame.
mean an underground with mole people.
…or a 1000
Zekrom looks pretty neat with the Gundam
thing going on, I really like the covers over the hands.
I have to
admit, I was kinda disgusted by them at first, but now I’m digging them.
The wings are my favorite part of him.
I guess in contrast to Reshiram being all
Zekrom just has like, I
don’t know. Really angular bat wings.
simple but the way they join his body almost looks like they’re separate
arms that have turned into wings.
forgot legendaries aren’t gendered.
I guess the only thing I don’t like about
it is the breastplate, shin guards, shoulder pads, etc.
True, a little
Reshiram is just a lot more…I guess it
just makes me think of unity instead of a bunch of bits and pieces all
Like a suit of armor.
And that’s kind of what has bothered me
about the past legendary Pokemon since Ruby/Sapphire.
They’re really uhh…non-organic.
True, I would
agree. There’s some magic and elegance that’s lost in translation to
make them all powerful.
Alright, New Women Professor!
Yeah, I feel like she’s a little too saucy
I kind of wish they had made
Yeah, but she sort of reminds me of a hip
doctor in their late 30s or so.
Especially in conjunction with the female
hip as in cool, not as in specific field of
Maybe some glasses would help.
That would help. Glasses, on a chain.
And, I don’t know. I know the professors
are supposed to do mostly field work but maybe like, a little more
I don’t think that’s
At least she’s not wearing high heels.
Well, the whole design is a minor tweak that I
wat do u mean?
The fact that she’s female?
Or uhh…appears to be more outgoing.
That the Prof is now a woman and she seems strong and in a
Yeah, but I don’t think she had to be sexed
up so much is all.
nice since most of the mentors in the games have been male. Sure,
they’ve had Pokemon Masters like Cynthia, but those are a little
degrading and, for the most part, you’re there to kick their ass.
See, I disagree, I don’t find her that sexed
up at all… but, then again, I’m used to comic books being so much
think it’s just the really tight lab coat that outlines the bosom.
And the top is kind of low and the skirt is
kind of mini.
Not dreadfully so, but
just enough to irk me.
kind of has a way of portraying women like that.
I find the top reasonable, but agree on the skirt being
just a tad too short.
Especially in anime.
think it’s a step in the right direction, and we’ll see how her
involvement in the game plays out later.
her name had better not be Araragi.
It sounds a
little like throwing up.
Or a seizure of the mouth.
YOU’RE SO LOVELY.