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

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  1. Shiruba

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    i do understand. that's why they're working hard to invent the way to circumvent that [the one that comes to mind for me is trying to somewhat emulate the ds a la WINE or something], but i can definitely see the memory issues with that. i'm no expert, but i'm sure they'll figure it out, and i think they're confident, too - after all, i don't think they would've mentioned it if it wouldn't work.
  2. Death Phenomeno

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    So… a Growl clone? Unless it actually damages the opponent, I guess…
  3. R_N

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    But it is possible for a 3ds game to communicate with a DS one
    Dream Radar proved that much
    And, to an extent, so did the DSi transfer tool.

    e: So what I'm saying is worst case scenario we get a free distinct app out of this.
    Or Pokemon Box 3D!
  4. Shiruba

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    yeah, i think what's stopping them from just doing that is their not wanting to pull a microsoft and alienate so many people from getting their pokes moved up [though at least it wouldn't need to be once a day or whatever]
  5. R_N

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    well this wouldn't really be "pull[ing] a microsoft"
    it's not like there's drm in place, where you have to communicate with GameFreak every day in order to transfer pokemon

    I suspect if it had to become an app, it'd just go up for free.
    It's 2013, I suspect most people have internet to grab it.
  6. Shiruba

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    true but i know for me the ds's internet isn't compatible with a lot of places with free wi-fi + i didn't have wireless at home for a while. i'm sure i'm not alone in that respect.

    plus i mean they can at least try to do it without resorting to that, right?
  7. iRenzo

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    Sorry if this has been asked before but search function isn't working aswell as I hoped.
    Any news on Ice getting resistances?
  8. Shiruba

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    they haven't announced changes with any new types that don't have to do with fairy, so, while it's not impossible, it's not confirmed yet.

    [i'm with you there, though. ice definitely needs the buff]
  9. Manaphy

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    Yeah but none of those are one 3DS console connecting to a DS console, which is what they'd ideally want to do. I suppose it might be possible to have an app on the 3DS where it takes your pokemon from the DS game and stores it on board the app, though I'm not entirely sure.
  10. Ericcc

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    There will of course be a way to transfer Pokemon over from DS. Yeah they don't know how yet, but they're coming up with a way. Speculation suspecting otherwise isn't necessary
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    Between War Cry and the previous move we saw that lowered Special Attack, as well as Parting Shot (assuming that War Cry and Moonblast do damage), it seems like these moves could affect the metagames in a way alternate to the power jump of 5th gen. Perhaps GameFreak and Nintendo are trying to reverse it? Just a thought.

    It's also possible that the new moves could become just as obselete as snarl, but I've got high hopes.
  12. GTS

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    i didn't mean 1/5 chance to be shiny, just that with 5 pokemon, each of them all could potentially be shiny, therefore more likely or more efficient.

    but yeah, you could be right, maybe just the leader would have the chance to be shiny.
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  14. clapyourhands

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    The new flower-fairy Pokemon gives me a Greek nymph vibe, anyone else feel that too?
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    According to IGN, there WILL be air battles, so...
  17. R_N

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    That post was made before we saw air battles (& the bug leader)
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    Now that I think about it, what are the possibilities that the new Mewtwo form is Psychic/Fairy? Or has it been confirmed it keeps its original type?
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    here are the things confirmed about Mewtwo's new forme:
    -It's Mewtwo's new forme

    THAT'S IT
    and sadly it's probably not in this corocoro so just gotta hope for a smash reveal between now and the movie I guess
  20. TheCanadianWifier

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    How is water/poison a bad type, at all? The two water poisons we have access to right now [tenta and qwilfish] are both excellent pokemon. A bulky water immune to toxic AND fighting? Give me more!
  21. Flareon

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    I think he was excited at the possibility of a unique typing.
  22. Jimera0

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    Ok a bit late to the party but...

    WELP looks like Fairy type is a thing after all. I ain't going to whine about it (as long as it's implemented properly it shouldn't be an issue), though I do regret them calling it fairy. While I don't personally mind, the fact is that a lot of shallow people are going to be going "OMG FAIRIES POKEMON IS SO BAD AND GAY NOW" just because fairies come with a feminine twist in modern western culture. There is of course, a lot more to the Fae in mythology than that but most of the people who play Pokemon aren't going to know or give a shit about that. Unfortunately.

    As for the rest of the stuff, it all looks fine to me. Some of the Pokemon are eh, others are awesome (Noivern looks badass!) but none of them are Vanillish level of terrible or anything. Some new gimmicky battle styles is no surprise, seeing as they've put that sort of stuff in pretty regularly. This Poke-Amie thing has potential to be really annoying if you need to do it in order to maximize the potential of your Pokemon though. Of course since all my battling is on simulators it probably won't matter to me much, but I feel for the wi-fi people that'll have to add an extra step to their training regiment.

    Oh, and a word of caution on those proposing old Pokemon to be retroactively made fairy type... I strongly suspect that the number of Pokemon that are going to be retyped will NOT be enormous, certainly nothing on the scale of some of the speculation I've seen. That being said there are many, many Pokemon that could POTENTIALLY be made fairy type retroactively. This means we have a lot of candidates, but you can be certain only a fraction of those will get retyped (along with a few we never saw coming I'm sure). So keep that in mind when suggesting that every cute/elegant Pokemon in existence is going to get a fairy type change :P

    As for the competitive impact of fairy types, a lot of that depends on information we don't have yet. Simply being super-effective against dragons isn't a big enough deal alone to make it competitively viable; as people have pointed out without the stats and/or resistances and immunities to back it up they'll have little impact on the prevalence of dragons. It all depends on a number of factors, such as what other type interactions fairy has, what Pokemon get the typing, and the power and availability of fairy type moves both to them and to other Pokemon (if it ends with dozens of non-fairy type Pokemon getting it, and if Fairy turns out to suck defensively or something then you might well just see fairy type moves and not Pokemon, like you do with the Ice type).

    So there's my two cents.
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  24. dinodino56

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    I think with Fairy types Dragon types finally gets something that can wall them all day long, making different playstyles more viable.
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    Minor nitpick, but resist Fighting, not immune. I assume that was a mistype lol.
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