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I'm reaching this weird point where I'm starting to dis-identify what I'm seeing with "pokemon". Its a very weird experience, like the games of yesteryear actually died long ago... and have been replaced by an imitation, retaining many surface and mechanical characteristics, but lacking the spirit and essence that I first fell in love with.
I really don't mind the new designs, Pokemon designs have been kinda "out there" for a while now and these don't feel any different. They fit right in with designs from the past few generations.

Then again, if you asked me when gen 5 was first coming out I probably said something like that. That was the first gen that came out when I was "older" and I just looked at Vanilluxe and Garbador and said "Wtf is this crap"? Now I don't mind either, Garbador is probably my favorite Gigantamax design lol. Pokemon has to grow and keep going. And you can't say there haven't been amazing designs in the past few gens, Greninja for example feels like a pretty timeless Pokemon design. Certainly better than Torterra...whoever liked Torterra?
 
All this talk about G-Maxing makes me scared thinking of...... DLC Gigantamax.
That would be fine. GF has always been afraid to add DLC for some reason. They never update old games with new Pokémon, or add new story chapters after release, or legendary Pokémon events via DLC. It’d be nice if they added new forms via DLC instead of having awkward moments like Rotom’s janky cross play between Platinum (where it got new forms) and D/P (where it didn’t).

And I mean free DLC. DLC is just downloadable content, and micro-transactions are something entirely different.
 
That would be fine. GF has always been afraid to add DLC for some reason. They never update old games with new Pokémon, or add new story chapters after release, or legendary Pokémon events via DLC. It’d be nice if they added new forms via DLC instead of having awkward moments like Rotom’s janky cross play between Platinum (where it got new forms) and D/P (where it didn’t).

And I mean free DLC. DLC is just downloadable content, and micro-transactions are something entirely different.
They dont add DLC because they charge full price for a game that's basically DLC a year later.
 
This doesn't pertain to anything recent, but I noticed something about Giga Lapras. Its shell looks a bit like a cruise ship.



Do you see it? The tiered stripes on Lapras's shell look like the rows of windows on the sides of the ship, and the spikes on the top of Lapras's shell look like the structures jutting out of the top of the ship.
 
This doesn't pertain to anything recent, but I noticed something about Giga Lapras. Its shell looks a bit like a cruise ship.



Do you see it? The tiered stripes on Lapras's shell look like the rows of windows on the sides of the ship, and the spikes on the top of Lapras's shell look like the structures jutting out of the top of the ship.
so it's a cruise ship that crushes all its passengers to death before reaching its destination

it's tempting, but I'll pass, I can probably find a better deal elsewhere
 
The third Legend having another form already, a story spoiler I don't want to point out without spoiler tags, and now Gym Leader rematches? We're so not getting a third version. The only reason I haven't preordered Shield yet is because everything still isn't technically confirmed. It could still be an insanely good hoax, which you'd have to be paranoid to consider, but better paranoid than sorry. Data miners have to know some corrupt guy at Gamestop! They have to have a way to get it early!


To say that isn't Gigantamax Gengar isn't the best Pokemon is an understatement, (even from the meme standpoint) but I don't hate it and I and I like to drink tears, so here's a reminder for everyone that hates it. Gigantamax Pokemon may have a stat boost. (But it's not confirmed, so maybe not.) What we do know is Max Haunt lowers Defense, which is useless for Gengar, so if its G Move is a Ghost Type and does something useful, like oh let's say... literally anything else, then you'll have to look at Gigantamax Gengar in competitive battles!

I know we're probably going to call Gigantamax Gengar G-Gengar, but its mouth looks like Guzzlord's, so can we call it Genlord? What about Guzgar? Hm... I might use Guzgar as a nickname...
You say that but Sun and Moon ended with Lillie leaving the region on a ship and the entire plot wrapped up nicely with a bow... And then we got Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

That said, maybe Gen 4 remakes will take the place of a "third game" and we won't have another USUM situation if the story really does wrap itself up like SuMo did.
 
You say that but Sun and Moon ended with Lillie leaving the region on a ship and the entire plot wrapped up nicely with a bow... And then we got Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

That said, maybe Gen 4 remakes will take the place of a "third game" and we won't have another USUM situation if the story really does wrap itself up like SuMo did.
Or: A Black 2/White 2 situation with Kalos ;)
 
Or: A Black 2/White 2 situation with Kalos ;)
As long as they never give us another rival as terribly written as Hugh. The Rivals in XY and Gen 3 aren't even as bad as him because they would have to have a personality to be annoying. Hugh is just a flat character, one shrill note repeated over and over the course of the game, never changing until the very end when his plot gets resolved and he has nothing left. And it was such a letdown too after Bianca and Cheren being pretty well fleshed out characters with nice character arcs that show them actually growing over the course of the game.

weird that i seem to be in the minority about him though.
 
So, I thought of something concerning Technical Records.

You know how Darkest Lariat is a TR now? Well, that could possibly mean the other Alola starters could have their signature moves endure via this mechanic. Which means...

SPIRIT SHACKLE TR?? MORE WIDELY DISTRIBUTED, ACTUALLY POWERFUL PHYSICAL GHOST STAB?!???
 
So, I thought of something concerning Technical Records.

You know how Darkest Lariat is a TR now? Well, that could possibly mean the other Alola starters could have their signature moves endure via this mechanic. Which means...

SPIRIT SHACKLE TR?? MORE WIDELY DISTRIBUTED, ACTUALLY POWERFUL PHYSICAL GHOST STAB?!???
Sadly, if it exists then Dragapult probably won't get it, else they would surely have put it on the Battle Tower set.

Then again, they sometimes have... questionable ideas of what is an optimal set.
 
Sadly, if it exists then Dragapult probably won't get it, else they would surely have put it on the Battle Tower set.

Then again, they sometimes have... questionable ideas of what is an optimal set.
At times, I actually doubt they aim for optimal set, to control the meta.

Remember, they have locked Contrary Serperior for a long time and even then its movepool is too barren to really make use of it. There's Contrary Lurantis, which is well....
Minor example would be Koko having higher Atk, yet people have to use its SpA more because of how its Atk options are devoid of Fairy.

As I see it now, Dragapult borders on too good to be true. This thing is really an Arceus-sent with its Speed, so I won't be surprised if GF realised how they have made it too dangerously strong and trimmed its movepool a bit.
 
Sadly, if it exists then Dragapult probably won't get it, else they would surely have put it on the Battle Tower set.

Then again, they sometimes have... questionable ideas of what is an optimal set.
That, and also the fact that Spirit Shackle might not be considered a good fit for Dragapult and it might not learn it for others do. Perhaps something more "ominous" like Dusknoir
 
As long as they never give us another rival as terribly written as Hugh. The Rivals in XY and Gen 3 aren't even as bad as him because they would have to have a personality to be annoying. Hugh is just a flat character, one shrill note repeated over and over the course of the game, never changing until the very end when his plot gets resolved and he has nothing left. And it was such a letdown too after Bianca and Cheren being pretty well fleshed out characters with nice character arcs that show them actually growing over the course of the game.

weird that i seem to be in the minority about him though.
Hugh is by far my favourite rival in the Pokémon series and that's precisely what I like about him and what makes the character real, he "never changes". Knows what he wants and goes for it until the very end. I think the "evolution" or development in fiction is done wrong most of the time; someone doesn't change from black to white in the curse of an adventure.
 
You know which TM or TR might be interesting? Avalanch! It's been so long since we had it; some Pkm need their movepool to get updated as has been already done so with Defog. It's very hard to get Avalanch Rhyperior, for example. So, this might be a good opportunity to solve this issue.
Also, I'd like to see Avalanch Gigalith; it would certainly make sense and provide it with a nice coverage; it's slow, so the negative priority doesn't matter much.
 

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