Monthly Archives: September 2015

Top Five Reasons To Love Pokemon!

Were closing out Pokemon Week so it’s only fitting to do this top five!

#5 Pokemon Never Gets Old- It’s true. Even after so many years, I still want to go buy a Gameboy Color and play Gold/Silver and Red/Blue.The games are priceless just for sheer memory value(Which I’ll be getting into in a later point). That’s just the game portion of the Pokemon world. Season one is on Netflix and every kid from the 90’s had the pleasure of refalling in love with the beloved show we all grew up on. It’s pretty sweet.

#4- The World Of Pokemon Is Beautiful and Wonderful!- You gotta understand, I love breaking down worlds. I do it every time in Manga Monday and Anime Reviews. The Pokemon world is great. Simple montages of pokemons in their habitats puts a big smile on my face. Coming out of high school, I wanted to become an ecologist. I am sure that explains this part of my love for Pokemon. Heck, day dreaming about pokemons in their habitats might be why I wanted to become an ecologist in the first place. Put shortly, it is real precious to watch pokemons in their daily lives.

#3 The Games Keep Getting Better- Okay, so there is a group of people known as Gen Oners or First Gen Elitist or whatever you want to call them. I’m not saying anything is wrong with Gen one, it was great and some of my best memories of the franchise happened there. BUT… Boy, am I glad it kept going. Johto is my favorite region and I think X&Y have done wonders with the game. It is crazy to reflect on how far it has come, seriously. If you quit playing Pokemon after Red and Blue, you should be upset with yourself. I dare you to play through the 6 gens. You will see they just continually get better. Of course, some Pokemon’s have gotten quite weird, dumb, and just plain silly, but the franchise as a whole is going strong and making awesome updates. I didnt think a pokemon game would ever touch Silver, than Platinum came out. I didnt think a pokemon game would ever touch Platinum. Than X&Y came out. Somehow, they just keep getting better.

#2 The Bond With The Pokemon- Maybe this is number 1 for a lot of people, and rightfully so. Spending hundreds of hours with your pokemon’s, raising their levels, traveling the world, you can’t help but love your pokemon by the time the journey is all over. One thing I thought the show captured so well was the bond between trainer and pokemon(Except with Charizard of course). Watching Pikachu and all the other pokemon’s fight hard for their trainer and how they wanted to train hard and grow stronger was so cool to watch. It definitely was well expressed and I love that about the show.

#1 History- Yeah, there is a lot of it with this franchise. I remember years ago picking out my first Squirtle and traveling Kanto with him by my side, or collecting all the vhs’s and doing the poke rap!, or feeling bad for Ash because he is really bad at pokemon and most of the gym leaders felt bad for him so they just gave him badges, or when Brock Misty and Ash say their goodbyes and your younger self just cant handle the thought of no more new Pokemon. Yeah, I, like almost every pokemon fan, have cherished memories of the card game, anime, manga, and the video games!

This is only scratching the surface, I didnt even mention the friends you make through pokemon, the new interactions theyve added, crushing your rival, playing competitively, capturing legends, filling the pokedex, finding shinies, building a team. The list is never ending.

So why do you play Pokemon? What got you into it? Why’d you stick around for however long? What’s your fondest/earliest memory with the franchise? Leave it in the comment!

Top Five Pokemon That Need Pre-evolutions

Lets jump into this!

This post is gonna be a little short and not as in depth as previous top fives this week. This week has been crazy..

#5- Eevee- Yeap. Bringing Eevee back. So we have a couple of ideas for this guy. First, every eevolution could be bred to form a new pokemon.(Think Phione and Manaphy). Or you can evolve Eevee into your preferred choice. Than breed it. The hatched eevee would than have the type of that eevolution. This could be pretty sweet for NFE or LC. My girlfriend wants Eevee to have a baby form called Eve.

#4 Audino- I feel like Audino is suppose to be like Clefairy and Chansey(Based off design). I think she comes up short until she mega evolves, of course. I really hope they give her the evolution line like Chansey and Clefairy gained over the years.

#3 Kangaskhan- I always wanted her to have a baby form showing off the joey. Well Game Freak gave us the Mega form of Kanga and it showed the joey out of the patch. So maybe this idea is no longer valid, but itd still be cool for us to see the little joey going on it’s own adventures

#2 Miltank- I think it might be a no brainer to give her a baby form and call it Caltank(Play on calves not cows). She would be a nice, speedy wall that could be problematic in NFE or LC.

#1 Lapras- I love Lapras and a baby form would be so precious. Competitively, She would have access to Water Absorb and Toxic, but I really like the idea just based on design as it would be adorable to watch in the show.

This is not the best explanation of each pokemon. I am running off of about 10 hours of sleep total over the last three days as I am potty training puppies who wake me up every 1-2 hours and when I am not trying to sleep me and my girlfriend have been visiting her dad every four hours in I.C.U. the last two day. So I have nowhere near enough time to sit down and write an explanation for each, but it is Pokemon Week so were doing a post everyday! Hopefully I can get some sleep tonight and we’ll end this week off on a high note tomorrow!

Top Five Pokemon’s That Need an Evolution

Coming at you guys late today for personal reasons. But lets dive on in. This is a fun one.

Ever saw a pokemon and thought “Man. That pokemon is dumb, weak, or maybe even has potential?” Yeah. Me too. Here’s a list of pokemon that could use a touch up, or have potential if they could just get the evolve form they need or deserve.

*DISCLAIMER*- I made up some abilities and moves I think could go along with the pokemon.

#5- Eevee- I know what youre thinking, eevee already has like 7 evolutions, do we really need more? Yes! I say at least 2 more. Whenever they do the newest installment, I want a poison Eevee and a steel Eevee to be some of the highlights of the game. I think they can pull this off well too. In 4th gen and 1st gen, the baddies loved poison types from skunks to bats. Poison Eevee could be the head boss’s pokemon. A little ways into the game, you could be given an Eevee with  a held item that would evolve it into a steel form(No, not metal. Okay, maybe.). My girlfriend wants them to do dragon and flying next.

Lets take a look at Eevee:
Type: Normal
Ability: Adaptability, Anticipate, Run Away.
Stats:
HP 55, Attack 55, Defense 50, SP ATK 45, SP DEF 65, SPD 55= 325 Base Total

Here’s what the poison evolve form would look like:
Type: Poison
Abilities: Rancorous(all poison moves have an additional 10% chance to poison opponent) Poison Point and Natural Cure.
Stats:
HP 115, Attack 70, Defense 70, SP ATK 90, SP DEF 105, SPD 115= 565 Base Total
It’s signature move would be Rancor Blast a 100 base Poison move that has “25% chance to poison opponent. 50% chance to poison steel types”

Here’s what the steel evolve form would look like:
Type: Steel
Abilities: Tough Armor( Reduces Fighting and Ground moves by 50%), Heat Proof.
Stat:
HP  100, ATK 155, DEF 135, SP ATK 60, SP DEF 70, SPD 50= 570 Base Total

#4- Corsola/Qwilfish- Okay, so I like Corsola, but its stats make it forgettable. I am not sure what the design would look like, but I am thinking stat wise we make it rival Cloyster. It might be a stretch, but I feel it should turn into a water fairy when it evolves. Fairies are weak to fire, but with a water type, that handles that. Now on to Qwilfish. Two of my favorite types combined into one pokemon. Lets face it very few people are excited to have tentacool/tentacruel, or Skelp. Qwilfish’s evolution would be an awesome sweeper

Here’s what Corsola looks like:
Type: Water  Rock
Abilities: Hustle, Natural Cure, Regenerator.
Stats:
HP 55, ATK 55, DEF 85, SP ATK 65, SP DEF 85, SPD 35= 380 Base Total

Here’s what the evolve form would look like
Type: Water Fairy
Abilities: Blessed(Holy?) Armor (All moves that would be super effective to your team now restore your health instead), Shell Armor.
Stats:
HP 70, ATK 85, DEF 45, SP ATK 95, SP DEF 180, SPD 70= 545 Base Total
It’s signature move would be Blessed Veil(If hit by a super effective move, raise DEF and SP DEF by one stage)

Here is what Qwilfish looks like:
Type: Water Poison
Abilities: Intimidate, Poison Point, Swift Swim
Stats:
HP 65, ATK 95, DEF 75, SP ATK 55, SP DEF 55, SPD 85= 430 Base Total

Here’s what Qwilfish’s evolve form would look like:
Type: Water Poison
Abilities: Intimidate, Swift Swim, Rancorous
Stats:
HP 90, ATK 125, DEF 90, SP ATK 75, SP DEF 75, SPD 115= 570 Base Total
It’s signature move is Gunk Shot.

#3-Stunfisk!
Stunfisk is kinda in that group of Feebas and Magikarp, useless fishies. Albeit, Stunfisk would be the best standalone. He does lack one thing that makes Feebas and magikarp superior- They EVOLVE, he DOES NOT. Lets fix that.

Here’s a look at Stunfisk:
Type: Electric Ground
Abilities: Limber Static Sand Veil
Stats:
HP 109, ATK 66, DEF 84, SP ATK 81, SP DEF 99, SPD 32= 471 Base Total

Here’s a look at what the evolve form would look like:
Type- Electric Ground
Abilities- Intimidate Lightning Rod Rock Head Reckless
Stats:
HP 125, ATK 105, DEF 90, SP ATK 81 , SPD 99, SPD 40= Its base stats equal 540, the equivalent of Gyrados and Milotic’s base stats.
Its Signature move would be Shock Tremors a base 120 Ground move that has “Take 1/3 recoil damage, 20% chance to paralyze opponent”

#2- Maractus-
So, I have no memory of this pokemon ever existing. Stat-wise she has great Sp ATK. Design-wise I guess she is suppose to fit in with the other 3 cactus pokemon. I have an idea for what to do with her moving forward. We give her a dark type an introduce a new “weather” condition, the ability to make it night time during battle, increasing dark moves and lowering fairy moves(maybe fire moves as well since they get boosted by sunny day?).

Lets take a look at Maractus:
Type: Grass
Abilities: Chlorophyll Storm Drain Water Absorb
Stats:
HP 75, ATK 86 DEF 67, SP ATK 106, SP DEF 67, SPD 60= 461 Base Total

Lets take a look at what the evolve form would look like:
Type: Grass Dark
Abilities: Silent (Raise speed and attack during the night) Stealth (Raise Speed and SP ATK during the night)
Stats:
HP 85, ATK 115, DEF 75, SP ATK 125, SP DEF 75, SPD 105= 580 Base Total
Its signature move would be Nightfall(Makes it night, inside and outside of battle). Though this move is better suited on say Umbreon, this could be a way to showcase the move. I also thought about making it an ability like drizzle.

HONORABLE MENTIONS!

Combee gets a split evolution into Vespiking! Luvdisc its stats are miserable for a standalone poke. I think Whisicott and Lilligant could use third forms. They feel incomplete compared to Leavanny even though they arent that far behind stat-wise. Basculin would probably have an awesome evolve form. I feel like they just kinda quit on him.

#1- Dunsparce-
Dunsparce is maybe my favorite pokemon who is kinda bad. I have dreamed of over a decade to make this thing evolve. I want to make it a snake/dragon pokemon, so I am conflicted on typing. I am debating either Dragon/Poison, Dragon/Dark. If we drop the dragon idea and just make a bigger snake than I am debating Poison/Dark, Poison/Ground, Poison/Rock. But I am going with Dragon/Poison making it only the second pokemon with this typing(Dragalge).

Here’s a look at Dunsparce:
Type: Normal
Abilities: Rattled Run Away Serene Grace
Stats:
HP 100, ATK 70, DEF 70, SP ATK 65, SP DEF 65, SPD 45= 415 Base Total

Here’s a look at the evolve form:
Type: Dragon Poison
Abilities: Rancorous, Levitate, Inner Focus(Cloud Nine/Speed Boost?)
Stats:
HP 135, ATK 130, DEF 130, SP ATK 60, SP DEF 95, SPD 50= 600, the equivalent of Dragonite, Garchomp, and Salamance.
It’s signature move would be Rancor Tempest a base 120 Dragon move that has “this move as a 25% chance of poisoning opponent)

There you have it! Do you know anymore pokemons that deserve or need an evolution? Leave them in the comments!

Hope you guys enjoyed!