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View Poll Results: Best starter?
Chespin
317 14.29%
Fennekin
472 21.28%
Froakie
471 21.24%
EatChildren
958 43.19%
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Mechanized
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(01-08-2013, 04:52 PM)
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Froakie is da bomb! Look at his little glasses nose. Holy shit never thought I'd want to play another Pokemon game.
chickdigger802
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(01-08-2013, 04:52 PM)
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Yeah fuck HM. Just have items like a machete, flashlight, inflatable boat, James Bond rocket pack.
SalsaShark
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(01-08-2013, 04:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hypatia

Why not just give the player character a knife

BREAKING NEWS: KID POKEMON FAN BRINGS KNIFE TO SCHOOL
Vermillion
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(01-08-2013, 04:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

Say, when Gen 5 was announced, was Zoroark and Zorua already revealed in Smash or something? Since I'm surprised we get Gen 6 announcement first before the mysterious Gen 6 mon in the Genesect movie.

We knew because of movie trailers.

Come to think of it, starters are never the first new Pokemon we find out about. Not since Gen III, IIRC...
Boss Doggie
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(01-08-2013, 04:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Keru_Shiri

That might be too awesome.

dat x4 weakness to rock, x2 weakness to fighting, and still x2 weakness to water

At least you get x1 damage to ground now!

Originally Posted by JokerOfSpades

We knew because of movie trailers.

Come to think of it, starters are never the first new Pokemon we find out about. Not since Gen III, IIRC...

Hmm true. This is an interesting development.
Regulus Tera
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(01-08-2013, 04:53 PM)
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Watch the orange thing evolve into a Fire/Fighting type.
Duane Cunningham
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(01-08-2013, 04:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shig

The gesture Froakie's making, with his fingers at his temple, makes me think he'll have a bit of Psychic.

Oh, I bet he does become an old frog... that gesture kind of looks like an old person trying to hear something.
Hypatia
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(01-08-2013, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by MushroomSamba

The series has never really been known for its in-depth battle system (in singleplayer campaign, I mean), but it'd be nice if it made me think outside the box with buffs and whatnot as opposed to just flamethrower my way to victory, etc.

Props on the avatar by the way. Love those books. :)

I dont think I've ever used any items in battle apart from potions :| Literally never used to use the X-stat things.

And thanks! They're brilliant books ^_^
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(01-08-2013, 04:54 PM)
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Just woke up, yes at noon, holy shit nintendo delivered.
Kyzer
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(01-08-2013, 04:54 PM)
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okay okay.

new type predictions.

Fire ->>> Fire/Flying
Water ->>> Water/Psychic
Grass ->>> Grass/Rock
Rash
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(01-08-2013, 04:54 PM)
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I still haven't mustered up the motivation to beat Pokemon White. :(
P90
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(01-08-2013, 04:54 PM)
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フォッコ And the deer- like legendary, I choose you!
BrokenEchelon
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(01-08-2013, 04:54 PM)
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I expect good looking special edition 3DS XLs to coincide with this release Nintendo.
chickdigger802
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(01-08-2013, 04:54 PM)
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So what are the odds that Firefox will become a fighting type?
rpmurphy
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(01-08-2013, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Duane Cunningham

Hey the lesser bomb for me today was hearing Iwata pronounce this Pokemon's name:



Sweee-coon???

I don't know how I'd been saying it all this time, but it wasn't that.

It's funny that Sui-cu-ne sounds like it would be the Japanese name, but in fact that's not the case. Sui-kun.
injurai
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(01-08-2013, 04:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

dat x4 weakness to rock, x2 weakness to fighting, and still x2 weakness to water

At least you get x1 damage to ground now!



Hmm true. This is an interesting development.

I honestly can't think of a good combination that makes since for a fox other than pure fire or fire/dark

maybe fire/flying ala Tails
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(01-08-2013, 04:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by BrokenEchelon

I expect good looking special edition 3DS XLs to coincide with this release Nintendo.

exclusive to Japan, sure
Charoncaori
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(01-08-2013, 04:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyzer

okay okay.

new type predictions.

Fire ->>> Fire/Flying
Water ->>> Water/Psychic
Grass ->>> Grass/Rock

A flying fire fox would be so awesome!

I can't wait to see the other stages. D=
Hypatia
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(01-08-2013, 04:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

BREAKING NEWS: KID POKEMON FAN BRINGS KNIFE TO SCHOOL TO CUT GRASS

fixed
Schweinehund
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(01-08-2013, 04:55 PM)
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First pokemon game I've been interested in a long time (last was gold/silver). Might pick up a 3ds for this and AA games.

also as a grass starter fan, this is probably the worst grass type. I like both the fire and water, hard to choose between them without seeing their evolutions.
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(01-08-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Oh, they made it to X? Let me guess, they'll go up to 3 games, then jump to Nvidia/Vita and release 4 more games, then release Pokemon Xover on iOS.

But seriously, legit surprised at the worldwide release. No doubt that there will be a huge presence at this year's E3. Perhaps even more importantly, huge Gen 6 presence in the next Smash!
Trey
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(01-08-2013, 04:56 PM)

Originally Posted by SalsaShark

diverse team building is encouraged by merely playing the game. Once you get to a gym new players realize the vast difference having the right type of Pokemo makes, etc.

Its terrible having to "give up" one of your moves to HMs, as you say. Its what makes you travel with an HM slave, but having the option to be able to just not worry about having the right type of Pokemon for HMs would be even better.

It would actually make for more interesting diversity in Teams. Whole point would be to not have to worry about saving the training of your REAL team until after you beat the game.

Giving traits to your pokemon in order to interact with the overworld would be a masterstroke with no downsides in my opinion.

It would allow maps/areas to be much more interestingly designed.

It would immerse the player further into the game world.

Battling capability would not be leveraged for overworld utility.

A pokemon's usefulness wouldn't be determined solely by their capability in battle.
Dragonzord
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(01-08-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Rotation and HM's gots to go.

I don't care what they do past that.
Firemind
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(01-08-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Water has always been the superior starter: Squirtle, Totodile, Mudkip, Piplup, Oshawott. Now Froakie carries on that proud line. Godspeed.
Sora_N
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(01-08-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by chickdigger802

So what are the odds that Firefox will become a fighting type?

Please no
SalsaShark
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(01-08-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hypatia

fixed

just wait until a fat kid blocks his way



but yeah they'll never put a knife in Pokemon

scissors maybe
TheMink
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(01-08-2013, 04:57 PM)
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Megaton, all of my hopes and dreams fullfilled.
Kouriozan
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(01-08-2013, 04:57 PM)
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Glad to see Chespin is losing the poll, it make me believe that I made the right choice!
Hope his evolution are nice or it'll be the first pokémon that I won't evolve.
Boss Doggie
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Hey guys, let's name X Deer and Y Bird!

I think the X and Y will be part of their names, maybe as the starting letter?

Xanathos (deer) and Yves (bird)
Hypatia
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

but yeah they'll never put a knife in Pokemon

scissors maybe

or Mow Rotom


Also I can't believe people are chosing Froakie over Chespin.

Did people not look at their designs or something? Froakie is terrible :|
SalsaShark
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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oh hey I thought of another minor one:
  • let me skip the tutorial on how to catch Pokemon


I mean we're all nitpicking at this point right
denshuu
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Duane Cunningham

Oh, I bet he does become an old frog... that gesture kind of looks like an old person trying to hear something.

You guys sayin' he's going to evolve into Frogfucius from Mario RPG?

Rm88~
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Froakie is cute now, but I have a feeling it will be grotesque in its final form.
Little Green Yoda
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Worldwide release? Time to save up for a 3DS.
Vermillion
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by evilromero

Why wouldn't I be serious? It looks about like DQIX on the DS. Doesn't look up to the quality I'd expect on the 3DS. I enjoy Pokemon like anyone well but I am still critical of GF in the graphics department. No reason we should just turn a blind eye because we're excited about a new game. :/

There are about 647 Pokemon in the previous generation. If this gen follows a similar pattern, we could get another 150-ish, which will put us around 800. And we go over that if we begin to consider alternate forms.

Now we need each of these to have individual battle animations as well. Don't be absurd.
injurai
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

Hey guys, let's name X Deer and Y Bird!

I think the X and Y will be part of their names, maybe as the starting letter?

Xanathos (deer) and Yves (bird)

Antlermon and Falconmon
TheMink
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

Hey guys, let's name X Deer and Y Bird!

I think the X and Y will be part of their names, maybe as the starting letter?

Xanathos (deer) and Yves (bird)

Will it have a whip too???
Sora_N
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(01-08-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

oh hey I thought of another minor one:

  • let me skip the tutorial on how to catch Pokemon

How about let me skip tutorials in general? Or Autotext
EvilMario
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(01-08-2013, 04:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Somnid

They call it Pokemon Rumble.



Meh, I like separation better. HM can be 5th move or not effect battle at all. Every Pokemon can have exactly one so you need variety but not gimping.

Some HMs would need to become moves then. Surf is one of the most common moves in any metagame and axing it entirely would be terrible.
Keru_Shiri
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

dat x4 weakness to rock, x2 weakness to fighting, and still x2 weakness to water

At least you get x1 damage to ground now!

x4 weakness to rock never stopped me from liking Charizard. :P
Andrex
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(01-08-2013, 04:59 PM)

Originally Posted by clemenx

What is a Pokemon, really?

A miserable pile of Seakings.
SalsaShark
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(01-08-2013, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sora_N

How about let me skip tutorials in general? Or Autotext

well I cant think of other bothersome tutorials, they're all mostly text
injurai
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(01-08-2013, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Andrex

A miserable pile of Seakings.

oh wow hes back!
michaeltraps
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(01-08-2013, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rm88~

Froakie is cute now, but I have a feeling it will be grotesque in its final form.

I'm getting similar vibes. Too much potential old-man beard going on in that first form. I don't want an elderly Pokemon!
CorvoSol
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(01-08-2013, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hypatia

Awww yissssssss, mother fuckin' fire types.

(I hated the last two fire types)

Chespins pretty sweet too.

I really hope theres more major changes to this sequel than just 3D graphics though. Less by-the-numbers RPGing please.

The pig was okay. Not a fan of chimchar, though.

Originally Posted by injurai

nah nah nah

Fire/Ice - Like an arctic fox as the final form

That'd make it the most awesome Fire Starter since Cyndaquil and Charmander.
Sora_N
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(01-08-2013, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

well I cant think of other bothersome tutorials, they're all mostly text

Yeah that's true, the only thing annoying is the catch tutorial at the beginning of every game.
Boss Doggie
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(01-08-2013, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by michaeltraps

I'm getting similar vibes. Too much potential old-man beard going on in that first form. I don't want an elderly Pokemon!

Maybe it's not beard but a badass mustache? I notice GF has been pumping them out lately.
Currygan
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(01-08-2013, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by evilromero

Why wouldn't I be serious? It looks about like DQIX on the DS. Doesn't look up to the quality I'd expect on the 3DS. I enjoy Pokemon like anyone well but I am still critical of GF in the graphics department. No reason we should just turn a blind eye because we're excited about a new game. :/

Pokemon is a franchise that cannot be toyed with, though...in mainline titles, small steps are a necessity when it comes to making games that appeal to millions of people
chickdigger802
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(01-08-2013, 05:04 PM)
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With out tutorials we won't have that awesome tutorial jingle that is a staple of the series :(
EulaCapra
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(01-08-2013, 05:05 PM)
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I will laugh hard if Fennekin's final form is Fire/Fighting.

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