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Pokémon X and Y Discussion

Discussion in 'Trou Du Cul' started by Birkal, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. Volks

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    what I find interesting is the fact that all the starters may be typed against each other in some way. While the initial fire, water, grass typing is still there, the dual type will provide a reverse power within the three.
  2. shockwave527

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    Read the first 50 or so pages (which are mostly entirely on this subject), then see if you can think of anything new to say on the topic.
  3. keleyeemoh

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    Fuck you arachnophobics. You can deal. I'm a myrmecophobic (fear of ants), and I lived through Durant.
  4. shockwave527

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    There's quite a difference between the cartoon version in pokemon and real life images. I'm fine with spinarak and ariados and galvantula, but that image of the "trapdoor spider" will probably haunt me for days, less so with the plain image but still nightmare fuel. And I'm sure if someone posted some creepy nightmarish ant image on here and you said you had that legitimate fear, the mods would remove it as they did the spiders.
  5. Krabmeat

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    [​IMG][​IMG]
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    The RB Sprites make a much clearer argument than the artwork does - it's much harder to say that they weren't accidentally switched at some point. The style and shading of the spritework become consistent within the adjusted lines. Venonat>Butterfree make a very compelling case in the original Red/Green japanese releases:

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Now, if only pokemondb had monochrome sprites for green, too, instead of having to rely on bulbapedia and having the colour prejudice things (uhhhhhhh).
  6. TyranitarTerror

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    Shockwave527, you make a good point: cartoon images do not capture the real, physical essence of a bug or whatever. It looks made-up and you know it is. However, a photo looks like real thing. To say that you are afraid of something but was just fine with a 2D drawing of something based off the thing you fear, means nothing. You get the feeling of the real thing with pictures, which can be very scary. In the end sensitivity to others is the best path, regardless of your opinions.
  7. keleyeemoh

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    To anyone I offended: I'm sorry, I meant my comment as a humorous comment. I'm sorry if it was not taken that way. I realize that your phobia is valid, as is mine. That being said, I will never, EVER have Durant on any team of mine. Fuck that Pokémon.
  8. shockwave527

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    Troll ability idea:
    Insta-setup of SR when sent in

    Even trollier idea:
    Take the ability above and give it to something like magikarp, maybe a weak rock type made up of a pile of crumbling gravel. Erozin!
  9. mcFlareon

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    Speaking of Durant, I wish they added more to it in terms of formes or evolutionary forms, like how an ant colony has soldiers (with big pincers), a queen (gender specific evolution ala Vespiquen), worker ants, etc.

    Though that kind of throws the 'balance' of the Durant/Heatmore rivalry but hey Durant loses big time to Fire anyway.
  10. The Diverman

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    Well if it makes y'all feel any better, I know it probably won't, but Amblypygids are actually harmless to humans and they make great pets.Though I can't say much about people's phobia's since I have a pretty strange one myself.

    What I really want to see made into a Pokemon is a Axolotl:
    It's an amphibian btw (open)

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  11. TheKAM1993

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    Isn't Mudkip one of those things?
  12. mcFlareon

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    [​IMG]

    Wooper says hi :)
  13. RODAN

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    speaking of durant why is durants rival heatmor, super effective against it - doesnt that defeat the purpose of a rivalry if one is super outclassed
  14. Jirachi6

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    The relationship between Heatmor and Durant is more like predator/prey than rival/rival. What's especially interesting is that the Pokedex entries for both make no mention of rivalry, but that the Black version entry for Heatmor specifically mentions prey and the Black 2/White 2 entry for Durant calls Heatmor its "natural predator."
  15. Lord Jesseus

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    My curiosity led me to image search "nightmarish ant"
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    That was like, all of the top 10 results

    It makes me happy that the trapdoor and other freakish arachnids were removed but not my adorable colourful jumping spider
  16. Sensei_Bobbilytus

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    Honestly, I've always had a similar theory regarding Sabrina/Koga's badges.

    The Marsh badge gives the idea of a swampy area where poisonous creatures would live, while having little to nothing to do with psychics at all. I mean, it's yellow, like Alakazam and Hypno, but that's really about the only connection it has.

    The Soul badge, on the other hand, at least speaks to some depth of the psychological/philosophical/emotional/spiritual nature of the psychic type, and while an argument can be made that a few of Koga's ninjas mentioned things about light and shadow, which can refer to one's soul and the fact that half the heart is darker than the other, there still isn't really much "soul"-ish about any of the gen-1 poison types to really back this up.

    Each of the other badges made sense without TOO much stretching, except maybe the earth badge that looked like a leaf/broccoli.
  17. Flareon

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    Be careful what you say.

    I thought the video conveyed that they were equally matched. Both evaded the others attacks, leaving the battle as a draw
  18. lousy918

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    but
    ariados is too large to not be scary in the game
  19. inanimate blob

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    I think he was referring more to personal preference, but it's a bit misplaced. :3
  20. stonerchris

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    I sure wish they'd give us a little more to go on for this game, I figured we'd have a lot more info by now.

    Also all you bugophobes need to see a shrink, if you can't even handle pictures you have a serious problem.
  21. Flareon

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    I personally hope we actually don't find out too much more, so that we'll actually be able to play a brand new game.

    And don't try and downplay people having phobias, they can be quite serious.
  22. Sensei_Bobbilytus

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    I'm actually trying to see if I can play it with minimal spoilers, given that we won't have the whole game out in japan months before we hold it in-hand. I ran into Sylveon on accident, but my girlfriend is on the lookout for new mons to warn me ahead of time.
    A fool's quest I know. But the lack of info really hasn't bothered me any. it's still a bit less than half a year away. I'm sure they'll be painfully slow until about august.
  23. R_N

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    So.
    After talking with some of the mods, we've decided to go ahead and lock this until we get new information on, like, anything.
    As it is now:
    -Conversations go in circles ad nasueum
    -[Which leads to the same] ridiculous/petty/obnoxious arguments
    -Kinda spammy/off topic stuff (though this isn't as common)

    And it's not just me and the other mods noticing it, several people have brought up here as well.

    So for now let's all take a little break from the XY thread for a few weeks. At worst you'll have to wait until CoroCoro starts leaking.
  24. R_N

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    Despite Smash's preview I'm not unlocking the thread until next Saturday since we still have nothing to go on from what they showed.

    Patience
  25. R_N

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    As tempted as I am to leave this closed out of spite, Serebii is -convinced- that this
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    is real

    so whatever, thread re-opened discuss the awful design to your hearts content.
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