Search results

  1. Codraroll

    Pokemon Day Presents 2024 - Pokemon LZA 2025

    We'll make a new thread in that case, and try to be so quick about it that nobody needs to post about it in this thread. Also in case a trailer drops, just to get my guesses locked in: I don't think the entire game will take place in Lumiose City. Rather the opposite. The Plazas will probably...
  2. Codraroll

    Pokemon Day Presents 2024 - Pokemon LZA 2025

    A Nintendo Direct has been announced for later today (approximately four hours from now, at the time of writing), and it is at least slightly reasonable that we might get some more news on LZA. Pokémon tends to stick to its own avenues of information, so we don't expect much, but the thread is...
  3. Codraroll

    Pokemon Day Presents 2024 - Pokemon LZA 2025

    Yeah, we've reached the "talking in circles about hypotheticals" stage now. Known knowns about this game (its name, release year and general setting) are exhausted as conversation topics. Known unknowns (what new Megas, if any?) are fruitless to speculate about since we can't verify which...
  4. Codraroll

    Unpopular opinions

    I don't think we should underestimate the desire for balance here. Even if the starter Pokémon may not directly face each other so often in-game that balance becomes a gameplay issue, people will still compare them to each other, and it's bad (for merch sales if anything) if one of them stands...
  5. Codraroll

    Unpopular opinions

    So, I'm not entirely sure where to put this, but this thread has evolved into a sort of "anything goes general discussion thread" of the subforum over the years. I guess that's just a way to say that we like to nitpick on everything about this franchise, to the point where "this surely must be...
  6. Codraroll

    Pokemon Day Presents 2024 - Pokemon LZA 2025

    A few more musings: First, I really hope they will do more with Prism Tower this time than they did in XY. I wonder whose brilliant idea it was to have a tower in the middle of a city, tall enough to overlook the entire region, and then not give it any windows or viewing decks. The tower...
  7. Codraroll

    Pokemon Day Presents 2024 - Pokemon LZA 2025

    All right, finally caught up with the thread. Time to air some thoughts. First, I'd like to commend DrPumpkinz for summing things up very concisely: By necessity, there will be a lot of speculation at this stage. I usually go on with the same spiel about this, and one day I'll have to make a...
  8. Codraroll

    Pokemon Day Presents 2024 - Pokemon LZA 2025

    GameFreak has rarely given a hoot about demand, so I don't think that's a factor. The big idea behind region revisits is that they get to re-use the entire creative process of making a game, with its locations, character designs, gameplay progression, wild Pokémon, lore, scripting, etc. Some...
  9. Codraroll

    Pokemon Day Presents 2024 - Pokemon LZA 2025

    Unless those nods to Unova were meant to be the "Gen V tribute" we get in lieu of an actual remake. You never quite know with Game Freak. Then again, the list of non-dexited Pokémon in SV has an awfully big concentration of blank spots in the Gen V section, so we could be due for a game with...
  10. Codraroll

    Pokemon Day Presents 2024 - Pokemon LZA 2025

    I was about to write something similar, but you said it better than I could. This used to be so predictable. Well, mainly because the press releases tended to happen after the news were already blown in CoroCoro or something (or the games were already about to be released in Japan and had...
  11. Codraroll

    SPOILERS! Indigo Disk Discussion

    It seems like this DLC has been rather positively reviewed so far. Due to moving houses and a new job and generally being busy with life I haven't played through it all so far, but I thought I'd rant a bit about my displeasure here. I think I've played through enough of the DLC to form an...
  12. Codraroll

    Unpopular opinions

    Yeah, BW certainly has a problem in that it wanted to "start over" with the Pokémon roster, but ended up re-using similar concepts to what had been done earlier. For almost the entire first half of the Pokédex, you can tell quite clearly that there's a previous-game analogue to each Pokémon...
  13. Codraroll

    "Patterns" in Pokémon generations

    Here's a long and slightly rambling post about the secondary typings of fully evolved starters. I figured it fits here because it's all about patterns or "rules", which I expect to be broken before long. So, you may have noticed in recent generations that, despite there being 14 available types...
  14. Codraroll

    Little things you like about Pokémon

    I don't think there was enough time between the release of SwSh and the design freeze of PLA for Obstagoon to influence the decision to create Wyrdeer or Ursaluna; given how integral those Pokémon are to the mechanics of the game, they must have been designed quite early. Personally, I suspect...
  15. Codraroll

    Little things you like about Pokémon

    I missed the discussion by like a month, but it bears bringing up again: I really like Dipplin and (blurred for those who want to avoid The Indigo Disk spoilers) . Not really because of the designs themselves, but for what they represent: cross-generation evolutions of a recently released...
  16. Codraroll

    It's not really a topic within Smogon's scope. OI may be the most lenient place on the forums...

    It's not really a topic within Smogon's scope. OI may be the most lenient place on the forums for topics like that, but it isn't really within our scope either. I think other Pokémon forums would be more welcoming to such content, however.
  17. Codraroll

    A biologists guide to pokemon

    Neat, but outside the forum rules: Smogon is not the forum for this type of thread, I'm afraid.
  18. Codraroll

    The dumbest coverage moves you've died to in-game (primarily on random mooks)?

    Decidueye faces something similar. Seemingly everything in Alola is equipped to KO it at the most random moments.
  19. Codraroll

    Pokémon GO

    One version where you have an open world you get to do whatever in, and the story takes a back seat; and one version where you're spoon-fed the story and there's little to do except sit there and mash the A button? Sounds like Scarlet/Violet and Sword/Shield, respectively. I think it's a bit of...
  20. Codraroll

    "Worst Pokémon Ever"

    Koraidon and Miraidon say hello. Or "Aaagias!", I guess. SV really found a better approach to the "legendaries as a story element" dilemma. You can see what they were going for with Cosmog and Zygarde: a legendary Pokémon that stuck around for the story of the entire game, but not in a way...
Top