Category Archives: Pokemon

Manaphy Givaway! X&Y ORAS

So I put this video up on my youtube channel over a week ago and got… well, no responses. So I’m turning to my amazing readers on here.

Yeap I have a Manaphy that I am giving away and all you literally have to do is follow and comment (oh, the struggle we put on our followers). And I guess you also have to own a copy of the game. There will be 4 winners

2nd-4th will receive:

a Phione and a Kanto starter of your choose (that’s Squirtle, Bulbasaur, or Charmander)

1st Place will receive:

A Manaphy and all three Kanto starters!

Seriously, all you have to do is follow the blog and comment. If you know anyone who also plays X&Y or ORAS, then please pass them a link to this pages so they can enter as well.

If this goes well, I might just giveaway a Shamin as well.

As always, thanks for reading!

 

 

My Thoughts: Brand New Pokemons!

Oh boy, I’m back!

New Pokemons got spoiled today and hey, were all Pokemon nerds one way or the other so lets jump into this!

Anytime we get treated to new Pokemons, it’s a good day… except, when it’s not. Okay, I’m probably being over critical here (after all Game Freak can just kill it off whenever they feel like it). It does feel like GF is just throwing together weird “stuff” and slapping Pokemon on it. If you havent seen them yet, I will be providing pictures of each as well as my thoughts.

Okay, first up! Togedemaru: Electric/Steel

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(I do not own any copyrights to pictures displayed. All credit goes to their owners)

So, I mean cute factor is there I suppose, and I want to lean on the side of liking him, but this type of pokemon seems overplayed. Anyway, not too much to say. Time will tell I suppose. Bonus Points for being part steel

Score: 5 out of 10

Next, Cutiefly: Bug/FairyCutiefly

Where do I start. I actually do not mind the design of this pokemon. Nice, early bugish pokemon to get the team going. But this name man. Cutiepie? I do not know if it’s suppose to be a play on words with the type of bug/insect its suppose to be or just cashing in on the cute factor, but I am so blah on the name.

Design score: 5 out of 10
Name Score: 1 out of 10
Overall score: 4 out of 10

Drampa: Normal/Dragon

Drampa

At first glance, this one was my favorite. Drampa is kind of Dopey and laxed looking, which kind of puts me on the fence. Another Pokemon I really want to like. He is Normal/Dragon and if he wants to be memorable, he will have to be anything but normal. I wanted something fierce, but if he pans out well I will accept him. This does give him poor typing for steels, but oh well.

Drampa Hype: 8 out of 10
Overall Score: 7.5 out of 10

Bruxish: Water/Psychic

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Another meh looking Pokemon that has potential at least. Water and Psychic make for some of my favorite types and Dazzle looks exciting. Goodbye sucker punch and quick attack. It’s new move looks interesting as well.

Score: 7 out of 10

Charjabug: Bug/Electric

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Well, we were on a roll and now… Char-Ja-Bug (I assume this is how it’s pronounced). Man, a battery Pokemon actually sounds pretty spot on with this tech world we live in, but somehow out of place if the world is suppose to be a tropical getaway. Design wise, just mediocre. Concept is actually cool. Good news to him, he evolves into an extremely cool Pokemon!

Score: 3 out 10

Vikavolt: Bug/Electric

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Okay, so Charjabug kind of cramped our style, but he’s back as this nice hulking dude. Pretty excited about this guy. Imma bug kind of guy and this guy is getting me kinda pumped despite a fairly average to slightly above average pool of monsters. Really hoping he pans out into something playable and we finally get a great new bug pokemon.

Bug Hype: Is Real.
Overall score: 8 out of 10

Lastly, Tapu Koko Electric/Fairy

I’m saving prehaps the most intriguing for last. In a day where they showcased so many electric and/or fairy Pokemons (only two of the pokemons did not have some ties to electric or Fairy), this guy may be the best. Out of the seven, Drampa is my pick to actually be useful, while Vikavolt is the one I’m hoping they dont screw up. But Tapu Koko looks to be the one they just straight up nailed. Seriously, I love everything about this guy except his typing. Sure he joins Dedenne as the only other electric fairy but I was rooting for fire. Fire/Bug, Fire/Electric or Fire/Fairy all look sweet in this spot, but alas, oh well. No big deal. I think he will be the best of these 7.

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Score: 9 out of 10.

So there you have. Four Pokemons scoring at least a 7. Is this a good sign, or just inflated by lack of real competition? We shall see.

Please, leave a comment or like if you enjoy this style of blogs! I want to do these for each round of spoilers. The hype is real.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

 

Happy Pokemon Day

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It’s Pokemon day, which means Pokemon has officially taken up your news feed on your social media.

Pokemon keeps posting about all the ways to celebrate and people keep posting fan made videos of some form of pokemon.

So this got me thinking I should ask you guys how you’re celebrating Pokemon Day?

Leave a comment below. Whether its having friends over to battle/trade, binge watching the anime, or dusting off that gameboy color and giving the classics another go. Whatever you’re doing, have fun doing

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Lets Talk: Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon  junkies have been making their theories and predictions forever about gen 7. If you’re like me, I had a feeling this year was gonna be the year. It’s Pokemon’s 20 anniversary and it might be the best year for pokemon to date. With new pokemons, new 3ds with red, blue and yellow, the promo packages for the tcg, and pokemon go. Getting gen 7 just seems like icing on the cake.

In the initial trailer, no gameplay footage has been released, but the direction they took is a beyond perfect first glimpse. It recaps the first 20 years of pokemon in a spectacular fashion. It shows people on their original gameboys pulling out link cables to trade, all the way to online battling of today. It captures the impact pokemon has had on a generation. It shows a dad and daughter playing together, it shows friends gathering around their friend as he ascends to victory, and everything in between is enveloped with vintage gameplay from all the retro games.

It’s a great reflection on a franchise that has touched countless amount of people. I am beyond excited for game play footage as well as new pokemon in the coming days. Check their twitter for the new video!

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Thanks for taking the time to read this!

The Mew give-away!

Pokemon20 is taking over like a storm. Today Mew went up as a gift and my heart is absolutely broken I do not own a 3ds anymore! ;(

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So right out of the gate this is probably the most disappointing gift pokemons they’ve released. Lets a take a closer look though.

Mew. Pokemon Number 151. Level 100. Psychic. Ability: Synchronization. Moves- Pound

Wait. What? Pound? Pound! POUND!? Am I reading this right. So theyre gonna give us this level 100 Mew that just knows pound? Hmmm, what gives?

Do not get me wrong. It’s Mew. It’s great. We can fix this with TMs, but man, throw us a bone. Give it psychic or a move that is exclusive to this Mew. I mean this is Mew were talking about it, not Magikarp!

Mew is rumored to be able to learn every move and within the game Mew can learn a good bit of moves. So it’s a rather weird move on Gamefreak’s part only giving it pound. I think they’re trying to play off the original Mew if my research is correct. But whatever. I am happy he’s available on account of how rare these give-aways can be.

Next month is Celebi. and to get a full listing go to pokemon’s website.

What are your thoughts on this Mew?

Which legend are you looking forward to?

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Daily Blog Challenge: January 31st

Today’s Theme: Thoughts on Chandelure being added to Pokken

For starters, if you havent read my “What 5 pokemon’s should be added to Pokken” already, go do so. *End of shameless plugging*

Chandelure is the latest pokemon added to the highly anticipated Tekken style pokemon game, Pokken. With it’s gameplay trailer dropping today: Here’s my thoughts.

If you haven’t seen the video already, check it out here Chandelure Announcement Video on crunchy roll.

For starters, I do not like that they choose Chandelure. Nothing against it, but we already have Gengar. Plus, if we had to go with another Ghost type, I would much whether want to get Rotom. Rotom could change types to help him get a boost on his opponent and have access to more moves.

But, Chandelure is what we’re given, so lets roll with it.

Chandelure

Right of the bat, for who Chandelure is and as much as I am hating on it, I still like what they’ve done with it. It looks like it has a nice move pool and cool animations. I’m torn on the cry though. It’s creepy, but at the same time sounds like a kid whine. Maybe it’ll grow on me over time. I do actually enjoy that Chandelure is a more an out there choice. The other character’s are usual suspects, so seeing Chandelure’s face here is refreshing.

However, both fire and ghost are represented while a handful of types are not. I’m hoping Chandelure is not the last reveal or at least get some DLC to help cover other types.

Either way, Chandelure looks to spice things up and I appreciate that nonetheless.

So what are your guys thought on Chandelure joining the fight?

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Tomorrow I have to decide if February is getting a “daily blog” or some other format. You guys can comment on how we handle February as well.

-Daily Blog as well as top fives, anime reviews, manga review.
-Just life updates for important stuff as well as Top fives, anime reviews, manga reviews
-Just focus on Top Five, Anime Reviews, Manga Reviews

Check back for more post!

Top Five Type Pairings That Need To Happen

Volcanion was released a few weeks ago becoming the first ever Water/Fire. With the addition of Fairy, the type combos now seem endless. Here’s a list of Top Five Pokemon Pairing that need to Happen Nintendo!

#5 Ice/Bug- And who said bugs could only grow in forests? I must admit, I don’t know how well this pokemon would preform but I love the concept. Creepy little bugs crawling all over the south pole. I just imagine them looking horrifying. They do not really compliment each other’s weaknesses too well. Ice handles bug’s weakness to flying though.

#4- Bug/Fairy- I might be the only person here who wants to see this come to life, but that is okay. Most of their pairings are pretty typical. Seems every generation has a Bug/Poison, Bug/Flying, Poison/Grass. I get excited for the odd ball typing like Bug/Electric. Seeing this typing in the future will add some spice to the game.

#3 Psychic/Poison-This typing seems too dreamy to ever come true.  I like poisons but with this typing it would give them that heavy hitter it needs. The special attack and speed would be there. Poison could give it a bit more of physical side and allow for some mix sweepers.

#2 Electric/Fighting- This one seems like a cool concept. I imagine it being super hyper and feisty. It would always be looking for a fight. Having fighting would help him against steel pokemons. Also, being electric would easily take care of fighting’s weakness to flying. Plus, I’ve seen Pikachu with boxing gloves on too many times to not want this happen!
Pikachu with gloves

#1 Grass/Fire- Grass pokemon’s thrive in sunlight. Think about it. Chlorophyll, solar powered, etc. Fire pokemons love sunlight too. It would increase their attack by 50%. So imagine a 50% stronger fire blast and being able to cast solar beam in one turn. Being grass negates the weakness to water and ground. Being Fire negates it’s weakness to fire, ice, and bug.

What are some combos you’d like to see? let me know!

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Check back tomorrow for the last day of January!

 

 

Daily Blog Challenge: January 29th

Sorry about no update yesterday! Busy day! Doing two today

Today’s Theme: Early Thoughts on Volcanion

The latest pokemon was revealed a while back and I debated on just waiting til they released the full story, but since were winding down on Pokemon Month, might as well talk about our new goodie!

Volcanion. Pokemon Number 721. Fire/Water. The Steam Pokemon

This guy looks like the real deal. I enjoy the concept and the design very much. To me, looks like a fox’s face with a turtle like body? maybe. I like the ring around him. It’s a cool addition.

They’ve only revealed a short video, so there is a lot left to be desired, but it’s a good start.

He’s the first ever fire/water pokemon. I know! You’d think after 20 years there would be more. but nope. He’s the OG man. This will be the topic of a top five later.

So here’s  a quick description of what he can do. He has a unique organ in his body that turns water vapor into powerful fire. Oh, and his heat can straight destroy mountains. I pulled this info from Bulbapedia. Go there to check out their page for more info on this guy.

The negative. Guess what his ability is. Come on guess. Something unique for this unique little creature? Or maybe pressure? The go to for legends. Nope. You’d be wrong. Bulbapedia has it listed as water absorb. I get that, but why not have the option for flash fire? It’s the same concept. Or, what I would prefer, blending the two. Such as “If this pokemon is hit by water or fire moves, it increases his HP.” or what I call Steam Powered “If this pokemon is hit by a water or fire move, this pokemon receives a boost in special attack” I just feel like this ability makes more sense than just water absorb. That part is kinda lame. I mean, I get that matches his organ ability and every thing.

So yeah. Lot’s of potential for this guy. I am going to keep my eyes peeled for sure.

What about you guys? What do you think? Havent seen it yet? Head over to Bulbapedia and search Volcanion, or go to the pokemon website and watch their video.

Thanks for reading this!

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Daily Post Challenge: January 28th

Today’s Theme: What occupation would I want in the Pokemon Universe

So many choices. The everyday poke mart that I can relate to(Former DG employee haha). Or how about helping pokemons at a Pokemon Center? I did put up a post about becoming a substitute teacher today, so maybe I’d want to do that? Than there’s the awesome ones. Gym Leader! Elite Four! Champion! That’s pretty close to being the President right? Wait. Does the Pokeverse even have a government?

So what job do I want: Scientist

Yes! The crazy people with voltorbs. While becoming a teacher is a goal of mine, ecology is my passion. I’d love to study pokemons in their habitats. Come on. Is there anything better. To get to swim with goldeens. To fly with Pidgeottos. To explore caves with digletts. To traverse mountains with Larvitar. To discover forests with Heracross’s.

I would probably end up being Professor Birch’s aid. He studies Habitats.

Thanks for taking the time to read this

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Daily Blog Post: January 27th

Today’s Theme: What Pokemon Town Would I want to live in?

This is a super tough question! Do I kick it old school and say Pallet town or New Bark Town? Or maybe I go for the huge towns like Castelia? I had it narrowed down to two regions. I either wanted to live in Johto or Sinnoh. Still, as I’m typing this, I am flip flopping between so many cities. Even Lilycove and Lavaridge from Hoenn and Cerulean from Kanto were high on my list.

So which is my favorite:  Goldenrod

This was very cool back in the day. If I’m not mistaken it had a game corner you could kill time. It had a pokemon center, pokemon mart, and a gym to keep you busy. Sure, it could spring from a contest hall. Another plus, it’s in walking distance of Azalea and Ercuteak, two cool cities. I think we all know the saling point though. It had a huge radio tower! Yeah, it was so cool that Oak would come and do his program through it. I always loved that. It also got used in a side mission to rescue it from Team Rocket. The other high point is that it had a train. Yeah, this was the big one for me because I can easy get to Kanto thanks to it. That is always a plus. So living in Golden Rod means sweet vacations.

One of the minuses that stands out is the lack of history. Violet town and Ercuteak have their towers. Azalea has it’s slowpoke well and Blackthorn has the dragon’s cave. The Unown cave is even close by. So it does suck in a region so dedicated to history and lore, Goldenrod gets the short end of the stick, but hey. No other Johto town has a magnet train!

There’s lots of little stuff too. Like Bill’s house, the tunnel, The Name Rater, and the flower shop to name a few.

So what’s your favorite town/where would you live if you moved to a pokemon region. It’s a fun question. Put some thought into what town offers the most to you.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

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