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Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will feature BRAND NEW POKEMON

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Is it me or UltraBeasts are an excuse to make cheap pokemon?
Also, anyone else thinks that UB's will never be mentioned again after this generation is over? That makes me thing that these new UB are disposable content.
They have zero character, so I can see them being included whilst quietly forgotten by everybody except a few. There's some great designs in Gen 7, the UBs are not one of them.
 
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Zero character for the UBs?

 

VegiHam

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They have zero character, so I can see them being included whilst quietly forgotten by everybody except a few. There's some great designs in Gen 7, the UBs are not one of them.

Mate the Ultra Beasts are amazing. They're weird af space monsters and I love them all.
 

JoeM86

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It's a small percentage of people that play competitively, though, and look at everything they've improved there over the years. Platinum's Battle Frontier could have just been rehashed time and time again with an occasional tiny tweak/addition and it'd still be better than what we have now.

Difference is that competitive play helps increase exposure for the games aroudn
 

Licas1355

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Is it me or UltraBeasts are an excuse to make cheap pokemon?
Also, anyone else thinks that UB's will never be mentioned again after this generation is over? That makes me thing that these new UB are disposable content.
They aren't disposable content. It can be useful once GF runs out of ideas, like they can make cuter versions of Dark Souls bosses and still call them Pokemon.
 

Boss Doggie

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Is it me or UltraBeasts are an excuse to make cheap pokemon?
Also, anyone else thinks that UB's will never be mentioned again after this generation is over? That makes me thing that these new UB are disposable content.
They have zero character, so I can see them being included whilst quietly forgotten by everybody except a few. There's some great designs in Gen 7, the UBs are not one of them.

dude what

like a bulk of them have more personality than any given popular Pokemon, that buff mosquitoman is much more evocative than the generic fat fire lizard
 

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They have zero character, so I can see them being included whilst quietly forgotten by everybody except a few. There's some great designs in Gen 7, the UBs are not one of them.

Comments like this are ones that really make me convinced people spend zero time considering Pokémon designs outside of immediate first looks. The UBs are some of the most brilliantly executed designs in the series history.

The point of these Pokémon is to make one consider "What if Pokémon-like life developed in a universe with different properties and laws?" Everything about them delivers on this premise. They're creepy, over the top, unsettling monsters. Each UB has a very particular frightening design intensity to its aesthetic.

Their battle music brilliantly evokes this theme too. They're literally the Pokémon equivalent of those documentaries where scientists dream up what extraterrestrial life looks like on other planets.
 

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Comments like this are ones that really make me convinced people spend zero time considering Pokémon designs outside of immediate first looks. The UBs are some of the most brilliantly executed designs in the series history.

The point of these Pokémon is to make one consider "What if Pokémon-like life developed in a universe with different properties and laws?" Everything about them delivers on this premise. They're creepy, over the top, unsettling monsters. Each UB has a very particular frightening design intensity to its aesthetic.

Their battle music brilliantly evokes this theme too. They're literally the Pokémon equivalent of those documentaries where scientists dream up what extraterrestrial life looks like on other planets.
You are wasting your time, 5 bucks that they stopped playing in 4th or so

I do agree with you. I really hope UBs are not a regional thing
 

Keinning

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UBs have character, no doubt about it
But they're ugly as a sin, even buffsquito which is ugly in an endearing way
 

Galang

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I love the UBs. Some of the designs like celesteele gives me SMT vibes. Shame they didn't push some of the designs to be a bit grimmer. Love how weird they look
 

aadiboy

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To me the Ultra Beasts are ugly and unpleasant to look at, and I feel like they were made to be ugly.
 

Berordn

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To me the Ultra Beasts are ugly and unpleasant to look at, and I feel like they were made to be ugly.

I'd strongly disagree that they're ugly, but they're absolutely intended to be different if not outright alien in design.

Buzzwole is an absurd looking thing, but he's easily in my top 10.
 

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RANK THE UB DESIGNS!



1. Guzzlord

2. Buzzwole

3. Xurkitree

4. Celesteela

5. UB Assembly

6. Pheromosa

7. UB Burst

8. Kartana

9. Nihilego
 

Yoshimitsu126

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Anyone think Assembly is a computer science reference? Those blocks of eyes are kind of like a representation of block data with 1 and zeros or maybe I'm stretching this too much.

Also love Xurkitree's name.
 

Tarextherex

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RANK THE UB DESIGNS!



1. Guzzlord

2. Buzzwole

3. Xurkitree

4. Celesteela

5. UB Assembly

6. Pheromosa

7. UB Burst

8. Kartana

9. Nihilego

Whoa that's like pretty much the opposite of mine

Nihilego is the only remotely good/memorable one, rest are overdesigned af. They look like random standard enemies in rpgs
 

JershJopstin

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Anyone think Assembly is a computer science reference? Those blocks of eyes are kind of like a representation of block data with 1 and zeros or maybe I'm stretching this too much.
That's pushing it lol. It's a reference to assembly in the general sense of the word, and the blocks represent... blocks.
 

Keinning

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RANK THE UB DESIGNS

bad but i still love it: buffsquito
passable: nihilego:

just bad: everything else
what the hell were they thinking: xurkitree

UBs are ten times more interesting than Mega Evolutions.

not a hard thing to surpass but i agree anyway

stop messing with existing pokemon if you want to add uber shit, just make something up like UBs
 

Shadow Broker

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UBs are ten times more interesting than Mega Evolutions. They made S/M's endgame awesome.


Not really. ORAS and XY Delta episode far >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>x1,000,000.

The Delta episode in ORAS had a story that involved using
Mega evolution so that the egg heads won't create a portal to a Hoen that doesn't have mega Evolutions in a different dimension and could end their existence. Where XY Delta Episode had a pretty cool character NPC side story
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Delta episode in Sun/Moon involved Looker
busting through a door and yelling in a different language which meant you going to a different island just to catch a Ultra Beast. That's it. No mystery, no build up, and a payoff of a cool million and knowing you caught the Ultra Beast.
 

Keinning

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Not really. ORAS and XY Delta episode far >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>x1,000,000.

The Delta episode in ORAS had a story that involved using
Mega evolution so that the egg heads won't create a portal to a Hoen that doesn't have mega Evolutions in a different dimension and could end their existence. Where XY Delta Episode had a pretty cool character NPC side story
.

Delta episode in Sun/Moon involved Looker
busting through a door and yelling in a different language which meant you going to a different island just to catch a Ultra Beast. That's it. No mystery, no build up, and a payoff of a cool million and knowing you caught the Ultra Beast.

zinnia is horrible
 
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I hate Ultra Beasts because they aren't real but other Pokémon are. My best friend is a Surskit. He fucking loves pizza rolls and so do I.
 

Keinning

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Who went around wasting people you've battle during the main game so that she can accomplish her goals of saving something no one else knew exist. The world isn't save or destroyed by nice people. Within the story she was written in she accomplished her goal.

she's not horrible because she's a bad person, she's horrible because she's a badly done and designed character

but you're free to disagree, of course
 

Shadow Broker

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she's not horrible because she's a bad person, she's horrible because she's a badly done and designed character

but you're free to disagree, of course


Eh... so that's what you meant. I think her design is ok and for Game Freak she was done ok. Compared to how other companies would write a character like Zinnia I can agree.
 

Keinning

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All Pokemon characters are pretty bad.

That's why we rank their merit based on battle themes. I mean, why else did they keep Cynthia around for so long?

joey is the best pokemon character and his battle theme is the default one

checkmate
 

Boss Doggie

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Yeah gotta agree with the people saying Zinnia is bad. She really is terrible. Garbage character who intrudes in things and gets a slap on the wrist.
 

WrenchNinja

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The Delta Episode is fucking trash. Go here to this place you've been already, go there, fly here, fly there, talk to this person, battle these weak trainers, repeatedly. Your reward for this is Rayquaza and Deoxys I guess? Thanks, I think I would have preferred exploring a version of the Sky Pillar that wasn't completely gutted on my own.

This is ignoring that Zinnia is terrible.