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Latest Pokemon Sword and Shield Update.

Back in the earlier days of the blog, doing updates on Sun and Moon were some of my favorite post. Discovering more about the regions, learning of new Pokemons, it sure was a Poke-Good time. Well, today we got some news so lets look at it, shall we?

Galar form pokemons.

By my research, I’ve seen three old Pokemons receive Galar forms. Check em out!

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If I am being completely honest here, I didnt care for any of these Pokemons. Of their base forms, Weezing is my favorite. Of the Galar forms, Weezing is still my favorite for the steam punk vibe. Some interesting takeaways here are so far no koffin though it is probably implied. Secondly, Weezing’s second ability is hidden

New Pokemons
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These two guys are Morpeko and Obstagoon respectively. Morpeko is clearly just a Pikachu knockoff. Now, while this is not a bad thing, I haven’t truly cared for a  Pikachu inspired Pokemon since Pichu (so basically none this century). But this doesnt mean Morpeko is bad as much as it means it is underwhelming. The type change is really neat and I’ll give them credit for experimenting some. Obstagoon is awesome. Not much more too say since not that much was revealed.

Rivals

See the source imageAs far as rivals go, I was bit underwhelmed. Bede has potential to be one of those classic rivals but I’m not holding my breath. They will probably be a better rival than Hau, but that is not saying much (if anything, really.) Than there’s Marnie and Team Yell. I get it from a world prospective since competition seems to be a big aspect its only natural for their to be fans, but I hope these aren’t the bad guys of this region.See the source image

Well, it was a small update, but I may do more as they happen. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Top 5 Pokemon from Kanto I never used but wanted to!

Top 5 are backs! And today we have a good one too.

Im currently playing through Pokemon Leaf Green. In the original generation (Kanto) there were 151 Pokemons (including Mew). With that in mind, for one reason or another, I’ve never owned all 151. Today, we’re going to look at some Pokemons I’ve never owned. Specifically, Red, Blue, and Yellow, as Fire Red and Leaf Green changed some things.

Lets get into the list:

#5 Flareon.
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I had a tough time picking between Flareon and Jolteon. Honestly, this could include almost any electric type and any fire type. Their move pool was so shallow and they didnt learn good moves until it was basically too late. Using Flareon for example, it learned Ember at 31, Fire Spin at 44, and Flamethrower at 54? 54! That’s crazy. And the Pokemon Competitive scene (Which I wasn’t apart of at the time) had different rules. I cannot possibly see Flareon as being anywhere good enough for competitive standards at the time. But this trend of learning your best move in your 50’s was a common theme, and problem for that matter, for a lot of Pokemons. The problem may exist for many different types, but for me, Fire was the Poster Poke for getting messed over by this trend. Lets look at some of the other options:
Magmar is another fire Pokemon I love but the movepool problem plagued him. He learns Ember, Fire Punch, and Flamethrower. He learns Flamethrower at lv 55. It’s just too big of a problem.
While these problem specifically apply to competitive use, it also impacted my decision playing through the old games.

#4 Pinsir-
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So, bug is argubly one of three favorite types, however they definitely got the short end of the stick in gen 1. Just wait until you hear this. There was only 4 bug moves! Let’s compare that to the others:
Flying: 7
Water: 9
Fire: 5
Normal: over 70!
Grass: 10
Electric: 5
Ghost: 3
Psychic: 15
Dragon: 1!
Fighting: 9
Ground: 6
Rock: 2
Ice: 6
Poison: 8

So, as you can see, Bug was not hit the hardest (That would be Dragon and Ghost), but its moves just did it no favors. I personally think Bug had 3 of the coolest Pokemons from Gen 1 in Pinsir, Scyther, and Beedrill. But they are almost unusable. If youre curious, the 4 bug moves are: Leech Life, String Shot, Pin Missile, and Twineedle. Despite looking awesome, I just never bothered to use one. On top of all that. Pinsir is a Blue exclusive. I never played Blue that much.

#3 Dragonite

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Where to begin? It has the shallowest of shallow movepools. It’s only STAB move has a set damage of 40. It doesn’t even learn Hyper Beam until level 60. It’s just meh. Not to mention, getting Dragonite is a hassle. Dratini can be found in the safari zone. I believe it can be bought at the game corner, but I never really bothered with it. Now, Dragonite is one of my favorite Pokes from Kanto (As I love the design). I even voted for it in my Top 5 Pokemons that should be added to Pokken. Outrage would be added in Gen 2 along with a few few other moves. So that’s good and all.

#2 Horsea

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I love Horsea. Unofficially she is my 2nd favorite Pokemon in Gen 1. Sadly for her, my favorite is Squirtle. I just never needed a second water type. Honestly, I’d probably be more inclined to pick Staryu anyway for obvious reasons. But I loved Misty’s Horsea in the anime. She is very precious. I do not know if I’ll ever use her in Kanto. Seadra’s best move is Hydro Pump. A powerful move with just 80 accuracy. Now, being a water Pokemon it does have access to Surf. TMs give it the availability of Skull Bash, Blizzard, and Hyper Beam.  I do not know if Ill ever use Horsea as I use Squirtle in almost every Gen 1 adventure. And yet again, Staryu would still exist. But hey, maybe for fun one day.

Honorable Mention- Any of the trade evolutions (Machamp, Alakazam, Gengar, Golem), Weezing/Arbok, Fossil Pokemon (Omastar, Kabutops, Aerodactyle)

#1 Kangaskhan

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This spot could go to most Normal Pokemon (Snorlax, Chansey, Clefable) and any safari Pokemon (Tauros, Chansey, Etc). It was hard to narrow down, but I ultimately settled on Kangaskhan. Her design is really fierce and the joey is sweet and would go on to be a big part of her Mega Evolution. Her movepool is amazing as she learns bite, Mega Punch and Dizzy Punch. Tms open her up to moves like Body Slam, Double Edge, Take Down, Mega Kick, Submission, Earthquake, and Rock Slide. She even learns Thunder and Blizzard but her special is not anything to write home about. I dont really remember if the anime highlighted her or not as it seemed to spotlight Tauros more but I could be wrong. Factor that into her being deep in the Pokemon Safari and that was all just too much for a young Pokemon Trainer to grapple with.

I’m going to end it here, but I hope you guys enjoyed it. I will try to bring top 5 back, but we will see how I do I suppose.

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Let’s Talk: Pokemon Trailer.

The latest trailer of Pokemon Sun and Moon came out today, so check it out.

The question of the day is: Which starter had the craziest super move? I, personally, am team water, but turning the area into a WWE match and dropping a hundred arrows on your foes corpses is pretty sweet as well.

Bonus question: What is Dugtrio’s band name?

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Pokemon Sun and Moon Latest Update!

Pokemon hit us with it’s latest video. If you have not seen it yet, check it here Pokemon Sun and Moon Video.

Let me just say, I have loved everything Gamefreak is doing with this installment. Some Pokemons are still hit or miss but the ideas and creativeness they are trying with mechanics and style is welcomed.

Here’s some of the takeaways.

#1 Pokemons getting fresh make overs:

Have you been playing 20 years of Pokemon? Well Gamefreak is giving some new life into old pokemons, and I like it, personally. Vulpix and Ninetails are getting ice forms as well as Sandshrew and Sandslash. They retain their design but get new colors and typing.

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Exeggutor has an Alola form as well. I’m more or less on the fence but I am sure it will work out.

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#2 Region based forms are back:

Much like Shellos in Diamond and Vivillion in X and Y, where you catch a pokemon matters. Shellos would be green or pink depending on where you caught it. Vivillion would have different designs depending on where you caught them. Oricorio will have four different forms depending on which island you catch them on. The four forms are the Baile form (Fire/Flying), the Pom Pom form (Electric/ Flying), Pa’u form (Psychic/Flying) Sensu form (Ghost/Flying).

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This is a pretty sweet addition if it works how I think it will, because it will be four Pokemon for the price of one. I don’t know about you, but I am always down for more Pokemon!

Their ability is dancer which I did not realize how powerful it can be the first time I watched it.

Here’s a list of all “Dance Moves”
Quiver Dance- Raise Special Attack, Special Defense, Speed by one stage(Most have special based typing so this my be the most useful to steal)
Dragon Dance- Raise Speed and Attack by a stage
Rain Dance- Summons rain for 5 turns (Seems redundant)
Swords Dance- Raise Attack by two stages (Depends on stats and move pool, but does not seem as good.)
Teeter Dance- Confuses all other active Pokemons (Seems like a funny interaction)
Lunar Dance- KO yourself, heal the next Pokemon up (This could be used against you, be careful)
The rest of the dance moves are all attacking moves, we will have to wait to see how this interaction works out.

It’s an awesome ability that could stop a dragon setting up dragon dance, but it does not stop there. Assuming it works how I think it will, it becomes amazing in double battles. Have Pokemon A use Quiver Dance and your Oricorio will copy it. However, I do not know if this counts as your move. If it does, it becomes worse then I think it is. If it does not count as your turn, it can get pretty broken in double battle.

 I wish the wording was “Copy the effects of dance moves”. Also I could see Bellossom getting this ability.

Minior has shields down, which seems to act like a substitute ability (much like disguise), and it has four different cores.  Not much has been shown yet.

#3 Island Trials

We now have an Island Trial on the four islands, beating them will unlock the leader of each island. This is how you will gain access to new islands. I’m curious to learn more about this aspect.

#4 Z attacks are a thing:

They look broken. Just look at this

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Here’s a couple things that stand our about Z attacks.

Look at the levels. It shows Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio, and Pikachu. All baby forms. So how early do you get access to this broken mechanic?

Also, as the video shows, the trainer is the one doing the dance, so it is possible that any Pokemon can use its corresponding type attack.

With new forms, z moves, and tons of variety, this could shake up competitive play as well as how we play Pokemon in general.

The future is as bright as the Alola regions, and I for one, am super excited for what it hold.

My Thoughts: Pokemon Sun and Moon: Salandit!

They did it. They actually did it. I know what you’re thinking. “What did who do?”

Pokemon! Someone at Gamefreak seems to be a fan.

In all seriousness though, back in September I was messing around with ideas for future types, moves, and abilities. Check it out if you haven’t already. If you know anything about me and Pokemon, it’s that I love poison Pokemons and I constantly try to think of ways to make them OP. I tossed out a theme revolving around the word rancor. I came up with a standard 120 base power poison move called Rancorous Blast. It had a 20% chance to poison any type of Pokemon. Obviously, I despise steel Pokemons and this was my way around them. Well earlier today Game Freak gave us Salandit:

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(My Hero)

Okay, so before we get carried away, let’s evaluate him for what he is.

He is based clearly on a salamander. Parts of him seem off, but not enough to take away any points. He is Poison/Fire. So right off the bat is a slam dunk in my book. A steel fire Pokemon just feels like a win. This typing would have been amazing in prior generations. Poisons suck against steel, so fire would have been a nice touch… and still is, mind you. Now, though, poison Pokemons have access to the ability corrosion.

Corrosion, a great name for this ability as well,  means the user can inflict poison damage on any typing of Pokemon. And yeap, you guessed it, even steel types. But Game Freak did not stop there. Nope. You can even poison poison Pokemons.

This is truly a great day for all us Brotherhood of the Poison Pokemons.

I really do think he is going to be a big deal. They clearly used him to illustrate this new ability (a huge ability at that) for a reason, and they slapped fire on him too. I think he can be a trend setter for awesome Pokemon to continue and shake up the landscape. I am honestly getting super excited for this region.

I’ll hold back from giving him a 10 out of 10 just yet, but now the only question I have is why couldn’t he be a starter over Litten!

Oh, and Pokemon Go came out today. I’ll talk about that tomorrow.

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

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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.

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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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Announcement: Youtube, Daily Blog, Mew Mythical Collection

Hey, guys. It’s time for another life update.

So you guys have probably noticed post have slowed down again. Daily Blog is officially being put on hold. Here is why:

In 2009, I started my very first youtube channel. I was 14. I made some good friends. My brother and I were best friends and bonded over making videos and playing games. I had not even started high school yet, and somehow, this was what I was wanting to do with my life. I commonly remember this time period as the second best time period of my life.

My sophomore year of high school I gave YouTube a second try. Me and my friend did improv/sketch comedy. We sent them to all our friends and we had a small following in our home town. Yet again, this was one of the best periods of my life(at the beginning anyway). My senior year, my friend and I could not see eye to eye with what to do with the channel, he eventually realized we should not change our style, but it was too late. I had already lost interest.

My junior year, I returned to my roots and began let’s playing again. It had no momentum this time and suddenly, I was having editing problems. The audio and video were out of sync. At first, I tried fixing and working around it. It become too tedious and, coupled with school, just got lost in mud.

In 2013 as a freshman in college, I decided I wanted to return to YouTube. Roughly three years later, I get a chance to return to the website I love.

When I first started out, videos did not have to be 1080, the market was not super over saturated with lets players, and half the people you know and love today either were not around or were not nearly as popular. It was simply a different time.

I’ve tried. I’ve lost passwords, interest, and patience. But I’m here this time to see it to the end. So come along with me.

Right now I am let’s playing Pokemon: Golden Age for some friends. You should check it. I already have two videos out and I’m hoping to upload frequently. Just search DaHubbz in your YouTube.

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For what I am doing for today, I’m going to my local Gamestop. They should have 4 of the Mew Mythical Collection  tcg box. I’m strongly debating on buying all four. If I do, I might do a give away. If you want a more play-by-play and direct approach on this. Follow me on twitter to see what I decide over at Dahubbz.

Manga mondays and all that jazz are still on going so stay tuned for more reviews!

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