Lumineon is a pretty fish that looks right at home in tropical waters
For real, it's pretty much my favorite modern Pokemon game right now. Every time I boot the game up, I'm surprised by how thought-out all of the Pokemon's behaviors, encounters, and overall visuals are.This game has been the biggest breath of fresh air I’ve gotten from Pokemon in a long time. The graphics are awesome and and the levels are very replayable.
Yeah I noticed that there didn't seem to be any evolution in this game. I...guess I can't blame them too much. Even ignoring any style guidlines that have been put in place since then it is a little off that you kept having to agitate Pokemon into forced evolution.A noticeable thing that's absent in this game is the lack of forced evolution. In the original, for example, you can knock a Charmeleon into a pool of lava and it'll evolve into a Charizard, lure a Slowpoke into a fishing spot to reel in a Shellder to then evolve into Slowbro, or have a Magikarp ascend a waterfall to evolve into Gyarados.
Speaking of Gyarados...there's no Gyarados in this game?! Considering how prominent Magikarp is throughout most of the stages, I was expecting to see at least one wild Gyarados or a Magikarp evolve into one.
They even go out of their way to explain that Fluff Fruit is definitely not an apple, because it's much lighter and softer, so it doesn't hurt when you're hit by one. I think they really want to tone down any potential for cruelty to animals. That being said, you can annoy the Pokémon quite a bit, such as knocking sleeping Pokémon out of trees.one thing to bonk their heads with an apple, another to force a change like that.
At the end of the Jungle (Night) stage, you encounter a trio of Morelull walking up to the path. If you hit the first one with a Fluff Fruit, its Effect Spore will activate and it releases a cloud of powder. The Morelull behind it will fall asleep while the one at the rear will stand paralyzed. I guess that counts?Also i'm still only around half way in but I think there's less (or even none?) situations where you uhhh cause pokemon to get knocked out?
Underwater is pretty but I m docking it points because it took me way too long to realize there was a crystabloom there and the environmental challenge of "obscuring seaweed" is annoying to deal with.It's probably my favorite, too, with the underwater level being up there, as well.
Just last night, I went behind the waterfall in Jungle (Day) and bonked the Sobble with a fluffruit. Sobble immediately filled the area with its tears while Leafeon started rolling around as if in pain. I got some good photos but I kind of felt like a monster.They even go out of their way to explain that Fluff Fruit is definitely not an apple, because it's much lighter and softer, so it doesn't hurt when you're hit by one. I think they really want to tone down any potential for cruelty to animals. That being said, you can annoy the Pokémon quite a bit, such as knocking sleeping Pokémon out of trees.
I suspect they had to cut the courses from base game for various reasons, so it's nice to see them completed and put in now. Or at the very least, the shrink course; they wouldn't have shown it off if it was always intended as post-launch DLC.And one last idle thought... Maricopia is weird. Ignoring my gripes with the crystabloom and the Beach level's differences:
-It's the only region that has 3 levels in it. The others only have 2 (exception to the final island, but that one is special), and those landmasses have some pretty conspicious gaps....
On a lesser note, we have a river and a valley course! With this, if memory serves correctly, there is now a New Snap counterpart to all of the basic Snap stages (save Rainbow Cloud). Plus a lot of others. Worthy successor, indeed.GATR IS IN
GATR IS IN