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    High Quality Fanworks

    Ghost is also weak to dark. I would guess that the things that allow for the ghost clusters are: -Dark's weakness to fighting keeps it in check, preventing it from growing enough to devour ghost -Ghost being weak to itself means encountering dark types is the only way it loses territory...
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    High Quality Fanworks

    Not sure where else to post this other than maybe the "little things you like" thread, but this simulation I saw on Twitter is fun: This is basically a scaled-up version of a "rock-papers-scissors" (RPS) cellular automata simulation, using Pokemon types instead of 3 states. The simulation...
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    Unpopular opinions

    Mechanics from PLA absolutely might never be implemented in the traditional core series, but in a discussion about possible buffs to ice types through hail, the speed boost in snow/blizzard is the closest thing we have to an actual data point relevant to what changes GF might be most likely to...
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    Unpopular opinions

    All this talk about Hail and ice buffs and no one is bringing up that the snow/blizzard weather conditions in Legends Arceus boost speed by 33%? (There isn't a Hail condition in the game). If gen 9 does alter Hail to buff ice types, I would guess it would import this effect. It's not as big as...
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    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022!

    I only heard about this "pattern" recently and it drives me nuts, especially since the new legends + toxtricity look like they fit the "pattern". I concur with your points, and I would summarize my take as "GF is going to focus on the current games, they are not going to not make entire games or...
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    SPOILERS! General Pokémon Anime Discussion

    Final part of the Hisuian snow miniseries. Comes with a new mask mystery gift in PLA:
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    Pokémon Movepool Oddities & Explanations

    The original official note incorrectly listed Glaciate.
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Yeah, someone at GF must have had a really bad time in Battle Spot Singles in Gen 7, they really did it dirty in SwSh. :( I remember at the beginning of the datamine I had my fingers crossed for the longshot that Aegislash would get some cool forms or something when holding the rusted...
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    Little things you like about Pokémon

    Mosquitos are the state bird of Alaska, Georgia, Florida, Maine, and more, and the provincial bird of Saskatchewan. ;)
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    Little things you like about Pokémon

    It occurred to me the other day just how many fighting type bird Pokemon there are now. For a type that generally skews toward vaguely humanoid creatures, I thought it was fun that there turn out to be so many birds in the mix, edging out even fighting bear lines and non-human primate lines...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    An addendum to this is that several shiny mythicals have been made available in GO. Shiny Mew was the ultimate reward for Kanto GO tour, shiny Celebi was given out as promotion for the Koko movie, shiny meltan (and hence melmetal) are occasionally made available, and deoxys, no drive genesect...
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    SPOILERS! General Pokémon Anime Discussion

    He's holding an everstone.
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    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022!

    If we do get antagonist professors, I can only see it being because either a) they cause something inadvertently or have a Kamado-esque story line and are not portrayed as villians, or b) the opposite version's prof is the antagonist (and maybe not even a prof in your version) but yours is on...
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    High Quality Fanworks

    This person is good:
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    Little things you like about Pokémon

    While I personally hope there isn't a new mushroom Pokemon to put to bed another one of these generational patterns that people tend to give too much weight too, the fact that there is a basically truffle-hunting pig Pokemon doesn't give me much optimism. :P
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