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Pokémon XY General Discussion

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by Stellar, May 10, 2013.

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  1. Exbo

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    Actually, it's not ONLY that. X&Y are the first international releases, so that means that the title being "internationally recognisable" is simply a better marketing... thing (what's the word I'm looking for?) For example, "red" is not internationally recognisable as a word. X&Y, well, are.
  2. Grammar Xatu

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    Yes that too but that is not behind the theme is what I am getting at.
  3. Yveltal

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    A better marketing promotion decision? Or maybe a smarter product choice? More or less, yeah. There are a lot of places that learn English as a second language, so if they were thinking about how cognizant people are of the title for each game, then they never used anything too obscure to begin with. I would agree that, no matter where you are, "X" as a character is easy to point out and means something, probably a little more than colors or jewel tones stand out in people's heads.

    EDIT-it was smart of you to bring that up, but what we're talking about is the manner in which "X" and "Y" are being used, not their application.
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    Well, I like to think of it as another "pun". It has definitely got to do with chromosomes (double helixes on the japanese logo) but them being the first 3D games AND being named after the most common letters for axes/dimensions/ w/e is too much of a coincidence to write off.
  5. Shiruba

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    well... no. that's... not... true.

    you see, the colour red isn't exactly an abstract concept to non english speakers. it's the colour of sunset, of blood, of a ripe tomato, of my hair, of a fresh strawberry, of many things. it's not like they call it 'red' in those languages [rouge, rojo, aka, etc], but they definitely know what it is. not all places, however, use the roman alphabet [china, india, russia {though russia, i believe, uses a modified one}] - and 'ex' and 'wye' are not the universal name for these characters [the only one i know personally is french, where they are called 'eex' and 'egrek,' respectively]

    so, i wouldn't say that it's because they're easy to recognize, per-se. 'wii' is given that justification because it's not a real word, really - [it's a pun on the english word, but i'll be damned if you find 'wii' in the dictionary] and it's easy for pretty much everyone to pronounce [which is a big issue many times]... so, yeah. just thought i'd address that.
  6. PME

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    I think it's meant to be a first-person view kind of thing.
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    So it's not that crazy.
  7. Dr. Eyepatch

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    I have decided something. The thing I really want to see the most is a Poison-type legendary pokemon. It is the only type not represented by a legendary, and I feel that is absurd.

    A Dark/Poison with Levitate would be amazing. Perhaps the serpent living under Yggdrasil (if it were to be a pokemon) could be part Poison (maybe with a new ability making it immune to Ground attacks).
  8. R_N

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    I think it just means Slyveon is the first unveiled and marketed. It'd be weird to refer to it in any other way.

    Really, Xerneas & Yyveltal are just kind of...there, at this point. Hopefully July gives us their type and purposes and such.
  9. Namine

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    Yeah if they wanted to give you the feeling of first person it is ok.
    I like the idea of actually feeling as if you are the character and not that you like only control him/her.
  10. Grammar Xatu

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    Does anyone else look at X and Y and wonder if they could go back to the other games after playing this?
  11. IcyMan28

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    95 HP on Sylveon would leave those nice 130 / 110 stats elsewhere, so that's nice. I'm thinking it might end up rocking 130 Def and 110 SpA. Other spreads would end up too similar to Jolteon, Espeon, or Vaporeon.

    One thing I'm hoping XY gives us is easy access to baby pokemon. The trend has already started with Diamond and Pearl and it's nice being able to get rarer pokemon a bit earlier on. Riolu, Elekid, etc.
  12. PME

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    At this point.... I'd have to agree with you. As you've pointed out earlier they should AT LEAST give us the name for Mewtwo's new form on the 11th, it has been long overdue.
  13. inanimate blob

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    I hope the fishing rods come back - I liked having a Water-type early in the game. Additionally, I do hope they choose to expand the Pokemon catchable with the Old Rod - some Pokemon I've never had encouragement to use, even when I actually want to, like Goldeen and Finneon.
  14. breh

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    Dark / Poison is actually really bad as far as types go; by itself, Poison is not a bad type if paired with the right kind of moves (for example, Fire Blast, Ice Beam, and Thunder/bolt as well as Recover), but Dark/Poison trades the great Fighting / Bug resists of Poison for a really mediocre STAB, Dark resist (mostly irrelevant), and the ability to take Mewtwo on a bit more confidently. That's not much, frankly.

    @Above: You should never want to use Finneon / Lumineon. Not even once.
  15. Exbo

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    Just a heads up, Pokemon Smash just ended. They "revealed" Talonflame (and showed it Brave Birding an Amoonguss), Noivern (Boomburst, Gliscor) and promised to "reveal" Sky Battles (Swellow) and Hordes (Helioptile vs 5 Zubats, aparrently Parabolic Charge hit them all) next week.

    yay

    edit: They also showed a bit from the Eevee short. Nothing interesting.
  16. R_N

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    Smash just finished up and, as you might have guessed, nothing really new was shown (Talonflame using Brave Bird on Amoongus, Noivern using Boomburst (I think) on Gliscor)

    The preview for next week's segment was interesting though. Showing off Horde & Sky battles but with new clips:
    -Helioptile using Parabolic Charge on ZUBATS. So our worst fears come to life.
    -Swellow vs Ledian in the sky. I think they're going to show off the dynamic camera here, since Swellow/Ledian launched no attacks

    Now usually in various demonstration clips, you can't really look at the Pokemon used to get a hint at what will be in (same demonstration area, flat levels, etc), but both of these looked like in game clips and while I think we could have figured Zubat was back, I think the Sky Battle clip implies that Ledian (who was level 32) and Swellow (who was around the same level) might be in the Kalos dex.
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    Parabolic Charge hitting more than one Pokemon is pretty neat actually. Hopefully it doesn't hit your partner in doubles as well so a DisQuake combo will actually be viable again.
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    We knew Parabolic Charge was a hit all ability for a while, since the Japanese site updated with last month's corocoro

    I want to say it implied it could hit your partner, but I'm not 100% sure on that.
  19. Yveltal

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    What do you mean "worst fear"? This means we really can have Crobatman and Fletchling Boy Wonder on the same team by catching them!

    I'm curious about their choices for filler Pokémon. While there are already roughly 580 different species (not counting any gen VI Pokémon, present legendaries or starters and their evolutions), we know that certain Pokémon are there because they're being retyped as Fairy Pokémon. I understand that, even in DPPt, Psyduck was just kind of there to be another Water Pokémon for the sake of mild diversity among the wildlife, but why Ledian and Swellow(assuming that it's true)? It just makes me think that it'll be really hard to track down certain Pokémon if they have too many dex entries.
  20. R_N

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    Our worst fear of "Horde of Zubat" not "Zubat is in the Kalos Dex"
  21. Yveltal

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    I still don't get it.
  22. BlazeStar

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    After smash ended, people over at Pokejungle feel it's been confirmed that Talonflame is actually Not the final stage of Fletchling & is actually the 2nd stage.
    However, it's been two generations since the generation's bird only evolved once.

    1st gen-Pidgey has 2 stages of evolution
    2nd gen-Hoothoot has 1 stage of evolution
    3rd gen-Tailow has 1 stage of evolution
    4th gen-Starly has 2 stages of evolution
    5th gen-Pidove has 2 stages of evolution

    Since the gen's bird hasen't had 1 stage of evolution since gen 3, I wouldn't be surprised if Flechling only evolves once.
  23. Yveltal

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    I'm gonna bring up an old favorite
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    Not only am I sure that this image is meant to be a representation of where the first couple of Pokemon you will meet fall in the first 20 entries to the Pokedex, but I'm a little convinced that the two empty spaces after Fletchling are the slots for its two evolutions, and I'm still convinced that the Pokemon after those two spaces is Spearow...or maybe it's Taillow. Pidgey? Eh.
  24. clapyourhands

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    You're thinking of Levitate, bro. But I could see a flavor ability for the Pokemon with an identical effect (kinda like Battle Armor and Shell Armor, or Insomnia and Vital Spirit).

    And I also think we could really use a Poison-legendary, that stays Poison (ie: not Poison Arceus).
  25. wiithepeople

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    I don't think it hits more than one Pokemon all the time. I think that would only apply in Hordes.
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