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  1. Just A Seaking

    SPOILERS! Mysteries and Conspiracies of Pokemon

    Who knew that a Pokemon could so accurately reflect my undergrad experience? First and foremost, this is a work of art. Second, I honestly find Cerulean Cave's myriad of encounters to be completely fascinating. It's absolutely boring in Yellow, but it's still so distinct from pretty much...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    I think the idea here was to buff Fire, which was a pretty weak type in Gen 1. It kinda goes under the radar a bit because Gen 1 had more immediately bad types in the likes of Fighting and Bug, but Fire wasn't doing well for itself either. Its offensive profile was mediocre, only super-effective...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Your conclusion here is really just fundamentally flawed. You're assuming that A. Pokemon fans are all one monolith, which is not true; B. that you can't like something and be critical of it at the same time, which is not true; and C. that having issues with Palword means that you deny the right...
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    Unpopular opinions

    My very strong Type Chart Take™ is that they should have made Poison super-effective against Water. Steel already received the Ghost/Dark nerf at the same time as Fairy being added, so it's not as if pre-existing type match-ups can't be altered - and on all counts, I think it would have been...
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    Unpopular opinions

    This is, by far, the most compelling argument I've seen in favor of pseudo Archaludon lmao This is the second-most compelling argument! I think it's a very good point to recognize that archetypes are not set in stone and can evolve over time. Thus, what is integral to an archetype can be...
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    Unpopular opinions

    I'm not super familiar with the JP side of things, but my understanding is that they use the descriptor 600 Club to describe the same 'mons we do as pseudo-legendaries. Hence, Mythicals or a handful of Legendaries like Zygarde and Landorus are not considered part of the 600 Club. If I'm...
  7. Just A Seaking

    Unpopular opinions

    You think Duraludon shouldn't have received an evo because of powercreep; I think Duraludon shouldn't have received an evolution because it's ugly as sin and should have never been acknowledged again. We are not the same. On the topic of Archaludon: I have no doubt that this is a dumb and...
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    Real-world territories that will never be Pokemon regions

    This kind of goes for the thread as a whole, but I can't help but wonder how much TPC actually concerns itself with controversy like that. They introduced the Indian elephant Pokemon, Cufant and Copperajah, in the region based on Britain; the colonization of the Ainu during the Meiji period is...
  9. Just A Seaking

    Pokémon Movepool Oddities & Explanations

    Frankly, Smart Strike is a move that only takes up any space in my brain whatsoever because its learnset is so consistently weird. It got a bit more consistent after its debut in Gen VII, but it's always stuck out in my mind for its weirdness - only a handful of Gen VII 'mons learn it at all...
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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    Without exaggeration, the Indigo Disk battles are honestly everything I've ever wanted out of Pokemon post-game challenges. Like, I'm legitimately blown away by how great they were. Making this a Part 2 to the previous DLC was an ingenious move, not just for the story but to take into account...
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    Little things you like about Pokémon

    Having replayed both SWSH and SV recently, I have to say I really like the implementation of Kubfu and Ogerpon as DLC companion Legendaries (if anyone comes up with a shorter and snappier term for them, please let me know). It's a nice way to get you attached to them and their story, and it adds...
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    SPOILERS! Scarlet & Violet Leaks Thread - Data/Mechanics

    Geeta finally switches her Glimmora and Kingambit's order!
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    SPOILERS! Scarlet & Violet Leaks Thread - Data/Mechanics

    This discussion about Iron Boulder is kinda funny to me, because to me it looks equally as bland and terrible as literally every other future Paradox except Iron Valiant (and Miraidon, if we're counting them) To avoid this being a one-liner: I really love Hydrapplin's design, I'm 100% making it...
  14. Just A Seaking

    What are some theories, assumptions, headcanons, or general opinions about the series you've changed your mind on over time?

    Not trying to dunk on your take or anything, but I'm curious as to why you think this? I felt that Alola pretty tastefully implemented Kanto and Johto into the region, seeing as Hawaii has historically interacted with Japan quite a lot and has a pretty sizable Japanese population. Things like...
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    Your Favorite (and least favorite) Routes in Pokémon

    I'm going to do my favorite and least favorite route from each gen, because that sounds fun Kanto: Best route: Route 12 The Snorlax encounter is one of the more memorable parts of RBY to me, and while there's also a Snorlax in Celadon City, this route also so happens to have a Super Rod to...
  16. Just A Seaking

    Favourite Fanwork Buff?

    (I'm working on a HGSS romhack myself, so reading this thread is very insightful!) Another thing that romhacks frequently do with HMs is allowing you to use the move, even if it's not learned by anyone in your party, so long as you have a compatible Pokemon with it. This is definitely a QoL...
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    Unpopular Opinions: Scarlet & Violet Edition

    Getting rid of Scald was the greatest (competitive) choice that Scarlet and Violet made, and I'm honestly still really disappointed that they chose to bring it back. It is true that they limited Scald's distribution pretty drastically, and I like this approach with Toxic - it's a powerful...
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    Unpopular opinions

    The best part is that Pidove isn’t even an option until after Gym 1, because that’d just give Oshawott-choosers too much of an advantage against Cilan, I guess. you must use The Monkey. No other fate lies before you. Do not resist.
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    Unpopular opinions

    This last part in particular frustrates me, because we’re still chained to these ridiculous requirements all these years later. We’ve even had evolution retcons as of Gen 8, mostly related to stone evos - so why GF is so fixated on keeping these insanely steep levels and hindering some really...
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    SPOILERS! Scarlet & Violet: The Teal Mask

    Has anyone taken a look at Toxic’s distribution yet? Curious to see if they’ve expanded it from BDSP or if they intend to keep it 100% quarantined to poison types. (At least give it to Umbreon… it’s canonically poisonous….)