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Favorite from each gen:
I - Mew / Meowth / MissingNo.
II - Jumpluff / Corsola
III - Skitty (obv)
IV - Probably Drifloon
V- Reuniclus / Chandelure
VI- Klefki / Flabebe line
VII - Eh, not sure.
I've played since RB came out. I remember being a little kid and my brother, who knew I loved cats, told me about this new cartoon with a bunch of monsters, called Pokemon. That there was even a talking cat! I was all over that shit.
Then he showed me Red version on the Super Gameboy we'd gotten, and I was super hyped. I don't even remember when, but I began playing on his file and catching MissingNo.
(The best pokemon, obviously)
The rest is history.
For the most part, I like every gen, I feel like they all have something I like. But my all time favorite is probably Gen II, but I also really liked Gen V.
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Someone is cranky, take a hit from this, you'll feel better >>33735
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I think I've already posted this on lc but
I’m pretty old so I got into the series when I was subscribed to Nintendo Power as a kid and got those little Pokémon Power mini-magazines they included when Pokémon Red and Blue were about to be released in the states.
My favorite generation is probably gen II probably because it’s the one I played the most and was just such a significant upgrade from the first one. My starter was Cyndaquil so Typholsion is probably the closest I have to a favorite Pokémon. I missed out on gens III and IV though and have been meaning to play those for a while.
I'm 19 and I started with Pokémon Pearl on the DS.
I also loved Pokémon Ranger and Explorers of Darkness / Time, also on the DS.
The gameplay is kind of too shallow and repetitive for me now but I still love the pokémon. Piplup best starter>>33737
Lol I love Pokémon memes
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favourite pokemon is and always will be espeon. best pink cat
favourite generation is X and Y, i know a lot of people dislike that generation and even i dont really know why its my favourite, it just is lol. second fave is 3rd gen.
got into pokemon when the first games came out in europe, i was like 4. have liked it ever since although never been quite as obsessed as i was between ages 4-11. i watched all the episodes of the anime back then too.
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I was aware of what pokemon is when i grew up but i never played the games bc we were too poor and 3rd world to have gaming consoles and the anime seemed too childish for me. then i really got into pokemon go when it came out (i still play lmao) and played moon and ultra sun when they came out. moon was alright but ultra sun was very boring and i felt like an adult playing a game for 8 year olds. I'm considering getting alpha ruby/omega sapphire once uni goes on winter break because a friend who's really into pokemon said it's her favourite and i don't want to be a fake fan that only plays pokemon go lol
anyways, my fav is tangela and i was quite upset when the cut 1st gen pokemon concepts came out earlier this year bc tangela's evolution looked mega cute
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i'm obsessed with pokemon. primarily the first two gens as they're the most nostalgic for me, but i still play almost all the games (at least the new gens if not the gen-specific sequels they always get). i'll admit i forget the names of most of them past gen 2, but i still love pokemon so much! it's a huge part of my life.
my fave pokemon is bulbasaur (the whole line really), and my fave gen is pretty evenly split between 1 and 2. r/b/y was a masterpiece, g/s/c was a masterpiece that expanded. it's too hard for me to choose.
i will always hold pokemon close to my heart. have some nostalgia from a simpler time.
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I only ever played SoulSilver when I was stuck in a mental health hospital, but I like the designs of a lot of the pokemon and think they're very cute.
My favourite is Misdreavus and his evolutions because he's a gothy lil shit.
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God,i missed pkm so much,eversince my brother sold the gameboy and most of the pokemon game that he had,i never got the chance to catch up with the pkm franchise in general.But,im getting my first console in years and a bunch of new games( including pkm sun and y) im so excited to play!!!!
What's weird is having a favorite Pokemon from when you started playing (I started w/Red) and, like, I feel guilty changing it lol. So I like to have a top 5 for each generation.
I: Charmander (my first fav. It was also my favorite number–4. And the mascot of my favorite color. It was destiny). Flareon, Magneton, Haunter, and Gloom round out the rest.
II- Cyndaquil, Politoed, Lanturn, Magcargo, Porygon2
III-Mudkip, Skitty, Shiftry, Metang, Camerupt
IV- Empoleon, Luxray, Dusknoir, Toxicroak, Roserade
V-Eelektross, Chandelure, Swoobat, Audino, Trubbish
VI-Chesnaught, Litleo, Pyroar (yes, I'm counting them separate because I love both of them), Espurr, Klefki
VII-Litten, Rockruff, Mimikyu, Tsareena, Salazzle
My favorite gen is 2, 3 or 6. I really did not like 5 or 7. 5 was better when they released the sequels so you weren't bound to just Unova Pokemon, but I think I will always have negative memories towards it because an incel-tier guy asked me out by saying 'hey, will you check out my team?' and he had named them "Anon/will you/go/out/with/me". And that was… not good. Don't do that. Unless you absolutely know someone will say yes, don't do it.
I just haven't gotten around to liking gen 7. I finished Sun, never finished the sequel. I'm salty they didn't do any sequels for XY. Z was there… calling their name. But they didn't answer. They had way better trainer customization options than SM/USUM. Like. I just don't understand. XY brought back my love for Pokemon that was lost with BW. I know people say the plot was weak for it/mega evolutions suck, but I really enjoy the game every time I play through it. It's one of the games I'll do type-restriction challenge because they make it fairly easy to at least get half a team going at the start for various ones.
Remake-wise, I loved HGSS. So. Much. I loved having your lead follow you around and I loved Lyra's character design. It's a feel-good game for me. I liked the mini-game things that were next to the National Park.
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I fucking love this movie and probably will go see it again in a week or two! It's absolutely joyful and fun. I am looking forward to a sequel.
I really wanted to play the original game, but then I found out it's really simplistic and for kids only. Maybe that's for the better, since I am still paying for my Switch.
Really bummed about lack of merch where I live.
I really loved to see a more character focused Pokemon story. The Pokemon world is so interesting and yet Nintendo does NOTHING with it. You can tell so many interesting stories in it and yet all the Pokemon anime movies are a cliche fest centering on Ash (who's not a very interesting protagonist). I wish we could get more stories like Detective Pikachu. It's sad that I have to dig for the few good Pokemon fanfic and fancomics (like It's a Hard Life) to experience a good story involving Pokemon (other than the movie, of course).
Weird to hear that the movie was too kiddy for someone. To me it was clear that just like PoGo, it was targeting grownass millenials AND their kids. The plot was obviously easy to understand, but there were plenty of things for adult pokemon fan to enjoy.
Hope you don't mean Mr Mime, there is no way this fucker is not ugly.
I also found the ending the weakest part I am always bored when the time comes for the Final Boss battle
and all action Hollywood movies tend to do it recently.I liked Mewtwo not being evil. I wish it was explained why Tim understood Pikachu. I assume cause he was his father but yeah…
I fucking love Pikachu. He's the mascot and the first that I saw when the first season would play on TV. I felt like a basic bitch for loving Pikachu when a lot of my friends around me would pick other pokemon as their favorite, but now as an adult I don't give a fuck because Pikachu has the most merch anyway so I'm never short of finding cute Pikachu things (both a blessing and a curse).
My dad bought and let me play the first generation of games when I was like… 4 years old or some shit but I didn't get too far (up to where the Snorlax is blocking the path) because I could barely read and understand what I was reading lol. The first game that I finished from beginning to end was ruby/emerald, but I didn't play any of the games before or after that until Sun/Moon came out. Sun/Moon was the first pokemon game I actually bought for myself with my own earned money lol. I really want to get alpha sapphire/omega ruby to play some day!
TV show wise, I fucking love the Sun and Moon series. Absolutely love it. All the seasons are really fun to watch and I'll watch them whenever I happen to catch them on TV, but Sun and Moon was the first one where I really watched all the episodes in order (I'm very much behind now, but I would watch it weekly when it first started airing for the first few weeks). I loved how much more slice of life-y it is, and even if people shit on the art style, I think it's fucking cute as shit and I love those moments where they switch from really simply and cutesy, to more detailed and ugly faces lol. At some point I was watching it subbed because the dub was taking too long to come out, and even though Netflix has it now, I'm too used to the subbed to want to switch back to the dub (which is only what they have). The OP/ED are cute as fucking shit and I downloaded the songs and sing along to them too. I haven't watched Detective Pikachu yet but I want to so bad.
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My favorite Pokemon is no one else's. That sounds snowflake-y, but it's true. When I test people they never guess. Coincidentally, it came from the Generation I played the least.
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I was into pokemon from 5 up until a few years ago (grew out of it? idk). At that age I just watched the show and had toys. I was only allowed to start playing at 10 when my mom bought me a gameboy advance and leafgreen for me for my birthday. It was a really fond memory.
Growing up my favourite games were by far the Mystery Dungeon ones, the humour appealed to my young self and I preferred interacting with pokemon as characters rather than owning/training them. I bought the newer PMD game a couple years back and I still haven't finished it since I'm just not into vidya much anymore.
Anyway Mime Jr. is cutest pokemon and you can't change my mind. Sinnoh/gen 4 will always be close to my heart since I played Pearl and PMD:EoT to death when they came out. Most of my other favourites (Darkrai, Gallade, Vespiquen) are also from that gen. Popplio is fave starter though.
Thinking about it makes me want to play again, but I know I don't have the energy anymore. Sad!
Is Sun and Moon worth watching for someone who loves Pokemon world and slice of life, but isn't keen on typical Ash and Team R antics?>>33759
Your fave one is Baltoy? Why? That is an interesting choice, I must say.
Hm, that's tough to say. I only got about 15 episodes in before outside factors stopped me from watching/keeping up, so take my words with a grain of salt I guess lol.
As for Ash, at least the episodes I've watched, there's a good dose of focus on the other characters. The very first few in the series are centered around Ash and one of the companions in the group so you get to know them a bit more. I personally don't find that Ash overtakes the show that much this season because they have to balance out such a big main cast (5 companions instead of just 2 or 3). Also, I know pokemon is all about battling, but I loved that so far I've seen minimal pokemon battles lol. There's a big one in the beginning and I've seen the Brock/Misty scenes that come up later on, but I don't think there's a whole lot of it, mostly just school and life antics.
For team rocket, they didn't really seem to cause all that much trouble. There's like one episode I watched where they fucked shit up, but the majority of it is them dealing with the Bewear who's basically captured them, and I think the scenes with them dealing with Bewear are really funny and entertaining to watch. Most of the shots I was thinking about when I mentioned the "changing from a cutesy, simple style to a more detailed ugly face" were of Team R.
That said, I hope you decide to pick it up and watch it anon! I love it so much.
I dunno. It's cute and I like the Jomon doll look.
What about you?
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This thing has my heart. I've played every gen since I was little and to me, the games just keep getting better. X&Y is my favorite tho. For now.
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Same. And it wasn't even the story, just seeing
the bulbasaurs got me so emotional… That scene looked so incredible, hopefully there's gonna be more scenes set in nature in the sequel(s)>>33760
Gen 4 is definitely the one I've played the most, it was the first one that multiple of my friends had too, so finally getting to play with others (which other people obviously got to in earlier generations) elevated it sooo much in my eyes.
My favorite is Totodile, probably because he was the one I got in the Mystery Dungeon quiz.
I got into the games because of my older brother, who had grown out of it by then so I got to play all his vidya.
Anyone here played Stadium?
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This dopey fuck is my fave Pokémon of all time. I don't care if they aren't particularly strong, look at it go.
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I can't pick one favorite pokémon but this guy makes me smile
Also I really enjoyed the mystery dungeon:explorers of time/darkness games, but I held off on getting the new 3DS game because I didn't like the new look of them. Anyone played it and would recommend?
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this fancy bitch has been my fave for years but ugh honestly any of the bratty pink pokemon (jigglypuff, smoochum) were my shit when i was a kid playing pokemon channel for gamecube lul
There is a Pokemon Direct today. Livestreams on the Nintendo website: https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/06-05-2019/
I hope they announce a new Eeveelution at least.
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i dont know how to feel about the giant pokemon thing, it looks like another gimmick to replace mega evolutions. I will say the raid idea looks fun. I just hope they don't let this stuff fuck the framerate like it has for the 3DS games
sidenote, wooloo is so cute
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I don't think the dynamax thing even works really. If someone dynamaxes their Pokemon then you'll just dynamax yours and it will be even again.
Wooloo is the best thing to come out of the direct, I do like the knight bird tho. I'm not sure how I feel about the legendaries.
Pretty sure they are late stage encounters, the dex entry says:
It is said that Corviknight is the strongest Pokémon living in the skies of the Galar region. It can often be seen fearlessly soaring through the air. Many say that any Pokémon foolish enough to challenge Corviknight are sent running with just a sharp glare and cry from this fearsome Pokémon. Corviknight possess superb flying skills and high intelligence. Because of this, many of them work for the company called Galar Taxi, helping transport people from town to town.
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What do you guys think of the recent outrage over no National Dex sparking the hate against Game Freak? To be honest this post ( https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemon/comments/bzyzfo/game_freak_pok%C3%A9mon_and_lack_of_ambition_this_is_a/
) in particular triggered
me because of the complete disregard of Mega Evolutions being all "just a little stat boost nbd".
>809 pokemon and Mega Rayquaza still banned. Sorry for ruining this thread with sperging, I know everyone here wants to talk about cute pokemon…>>34561
Dynamaxing raises the stats of a Pokemon as well as lets them use 'Max Moves' that they learn depending on what moves the Pokemon already knows. It only lasts 3 turns, but how I would see it as if a set-up Pokemon (like Ferrothorn) was Dynamaxed, it would give it an even larger
health stat and if moves like say (Toxic
) Spikes/Stealth Rock has a max version, your non dynamaxed Pokemon are already more than halfway to dead once they come in.
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I dont give a shit about it, fuck the national dex. As long as they keep the super classic pokes in the new games, I'm absolutely fine with never having to see literally who shitpokes like cryoganal and basculin ever again. Some pokemon deserve to get thanos'd. Oldfags can stay mad.
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I'm pretty sure we'll get the National Dex patched into or something. But right now the national dex whining is a big irrational circlejerk. Game Freak really doesn't deserve this.
XY was great when the meta was locked to give or take 200 pokemon (until everyone went back to using Blissey and Heatran). I'm excited to see what the Galar region pokemon can do.
>mfw "game freak makes so much money!!! why don't they just hire more people to make the models!!"
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People were harassing GF so much over National Dex that they had to make a statement telling them to stop whining. Pretty sure this has only being posted through the American Twitter account too, proves what audience are being brats over it all.
The /r/Pokemon Reddit has gone into meltdown and there's multiple threads saying that everyone should cancel their preorders and boycott the games and if you do buy the games you are contributing to the downfall of Pokemon LMAOOOOOOOOO. Any one who says they are still buying it is getting downvoted to obvlion. They are only mad they can't bring their ~perfectly IV/EV/whatever bred level 100~ shitlords through to yet another game and might have to use another fucking Pokemon for once.
I'm happy that the new title (and to an extent Let's Go) both went against what the retarded hardcore fans want. Each iteration is an identical grindfest with no substance, people are using the same tactics over and over and are throwing shitfits about their particular fav pokemon.
These aren't the kinds of fans you wanna continue to please. I'm happy that GF is looking to change the formula, first with the pokemon go style catching mechanics and now with getting rid of the pokemon bloat over the gens.
I agree. Like, if it was the same thing over and over, it would be so boring. I liked the trials of Moon/Sun, I liked Go, this new Masters thing looks cool.
But no, everyone is throwing shitfit cos they can't use the exact same Pokemon team from a previous game. Everyone was praising how cool it looks but as soon as the dex was getting cut all of a sudden its "the game is lazy, the graphics are shit, it is underwhelming, Pokemon is dying off, etc." Pandering to the tard fans only care about being overpowered fucks and not the actual storyline of gameplay is idiotic and I'm glad they are taking a stance on it. And if you dare say you are still looking forward to it, you are a "bootlicking corporate shill" (actual insult I've seen used today).
Also my fav Pokemon hasn't had official merch since like 2003 other than a card here or there, so these people can handle their fav not being in ONE game.
Really loved when each new generations gimmick was something really small like "we've added berries!!!", insignificant but something cute to remember the region by. Now there has to be a big new gimmick every single time to base all their advertisement on.
Probably the worse thing is seeing all the other nintendo games getting better while pokemon is left in the dust, would be the end if autistic kids didn't love it so much. Spinoff games still best bois.
Why does Pokemon Sword/Shield look so boring? I don't get why Game Freak is trying so hard to add useless and uninteresting features for battles when they would add or change the entire formula like they tried for Sun/Moon and spice things up. And the new pokemon don't look good either. I don't think I want to play this one when all the other games on the Switch look way more interesting.>>39568
I agree, the changes in previous generations were small and yet they really added something worthwhile to the whole series, like the berries and holding items in general, contests, battle frontiers, the weather. This one is going to be like Mega Evolutions, it'll be fun for the first 5 minutes then everyone will forget or complain about it.
Almost all of the ones Pokemon fans regularly talk about. Any of the Ranger games, the older Mystery dungeon games, like Red, or Explorers of Sky. Rumble can be an acquired taste but I enjoyed it.
Serebii net has a lot of info if you don't want to risk the terrible nintendo prices.
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Minor sperg, but I am so fucking torn that my favourite pokemon is a piece of useless trash in game.
I love that funky little freak so much, but even his megaevolution while incredibly cute is basically worthless in battle.
Do you care about stats/moves when you pick your faves or do you go entirely by looks/pokedex entries like me?
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Idrc about stats or battling as much as much as the pokemon iteself. I much rather like the designs and lore behind the pokemon. One of my favorites Phanthump is absolute trash at battling but I still used it through my X playthrough. I feel like if you use your favorites and build a good team with a variety of move coverage is more unique than having the same pool of 10-15 mons competative battling uses.
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Posted this also in the video game thread but it def belongs here as well since there will be a Nintendo Switch Lite: Pokemon Sword & Shield edition.https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/nintendo-switch-lite-zacian-edition/
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i can't get over the fact that the legendary for sword looks like gaogamon
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Is there a way to play online battles and trade on Pokemon DS games on a DS emulator with people who have the original copy?
The champion is arse, everyone wanted some queen type character, his main pokemon is Charizard, not even a Galar region pokemon.
But I am hoping he's a red herring and is actually the bad guy, that'd be something interesting for once.
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So the new games come out tomorrow, anyone playing? I will be getting it delivered tomorrow after work.
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I'm also getting the game tomorrow but I'm going to spend all day outside! Social life gets in my way.
What starters are you gonna choose? I'll get Grookey because I want to challenge myself with this game, I've always played with the Fire Starter and it's way easier than going with Water or Grass.
I don't know anything about the game (i mean, I know some things about mechanics and all of that but I swear I don't know how half of the new generation looks). I don't know how, but I managed to dodge 99% of the spoilers.
By the way, I'm getting tired of people saying this game "doesn't feel loke the others waa" or that they "are getting tired and growing up". Tinfoil but I think all of these people want the game but don't have the Switch and are just pissed off lol.
Also, people complaning about the Pokedex and the new generation are just childish. Getting all personal about a fucking videogame is plain ridiculous.
Links awakening is my all time favorite legend of zelda game so I hope you have fun playing the remake, anon!
I wish I owned a switch.
Today's my birthday and I'm ready to pick up Shield in a few hours.
I want to play right away, but I still have to hold off for some hours until my brother gets out of class.
He bribed me with sushi, so it's all good.>>62650
I'm also picking Grookey, because he cute.
Final evo looks kinda shit, tho.
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Happy birthday anon!! I hope you have a good time with sushi, Pokémon and your brother lol.
I do like the final evolution, bulky pokemon are the best
. The design looks so warm, powerful and welcoming. Idk I like it.
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wtf is this shit. and for the reference, i generally like object based mons
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The waifu pandering sucks so much. Every girl in this game is made for fucking hentai fanart, I swear. I'm so dissapointed, at least in Sun and Moon the waifu thing wasn't so explicit. It was there, but NOT EVERYWHERE.
Fuck lolis and thicc and everything. Why, just why.>>63064>when you had to send your design for review but spent too much time playing Club Penguin and couldn't think of anything better.
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Don’t forget about the main offender lmao. I think gamefreak predicted the game wasn’t going to be well received on release so they threw in some waifubait to secure that horny neckbeard money.
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Oh yeah the "women are evul musterminds that control you if u dont control them hurrrr durrr" one. I hate how she looks like a sex worker, who the fuck walks around with those huge ass heels.
I miss Pokémon Sun and Moon, really. It had lot of cute characters and strong women. There's not even a single female character I can recall being revelant to the story apart from Sonia and I'm already at the seventh gym. Or at least a female character with personality.
Idk, I'm thinking about dropping the game. Pokemon ended with Moon for me, and I think that's a nice farewell.
>>63345>what do you think about the art direction and character design for the pokemon? imo some of them look good, some look out of place even if they look good, some are fugly, more than in the previous generations
I actually liked a lot of designs and art from this generation. I tend to lean towards the “cutesy” designs and this generation had a lot of that. I think a lot of details in some designs are clever too. Like Knickit. As for character design, while I do like a lot of the art and Marnie and Hops designs, Leon and some of the others was meh for me. I think it’s split. I liked 50-60% of character designs. >is the game balanced around the fact that you can't turn off the exp share? or is the game trying to encourage you to rotate between a bunch of pokemon/parties thanks to the pc being accessible all the time?
Compared to Sun and Moon they really toned it down quite a bit. Even after wandering around for a few hours, fighting every trainer I ran into, and catching random Pokémon, I was still either around the same level as the gym leaders and even below the Champion. It was noticeably tougher. In a good way. >does the game lag or crash? if yes, how often? I was annoyed everytime I had to do double battles or beat totem pokemon in SM because of how much slower the game got everytime. It even crashed once.
Offline, there’s no lag that I’ve ever noticed in gameplay. There was a noticeable lag in 2 cutscenes in the game but considering some of the other bugs people have found in the cutscenes, I’m sure they’ll do an update for it. Online in the wild area is definitely laggy. Then again, it’s an MMO styled area with no servers in place on a new game. Don’t know what they expected there. Local battles and raids have no lag either. So mainly just online. >are there proper dungeons and routes? or is it more linear like the 3DS games?
This is what I was waiting to answer. In my opinion, this game is very nonlinear with the wild area feature. It doesn’t push you to leave it to continue the story since the wild Pokémon stay around if not above your level. You could spend forever in just that area catching a shit ton of Pokémon and camping. The main story itself is pretty standard, they direct you from gym to gym, but they let you explore wherever you want to go in between. >how intrusive is the story? I hated being interrupted in SM and USUM every 10 minutes because of cutscenes
When I was trying to speed through the story, it definitely was being stopped every 10 minutes to have another conversation with an NPC. Granted as previously stated, they don’t really hand hold you through the game and don’t make it clear how long you’re meant to spend in the wild area or through routes. I feel like if I had broken it up by doing that stuff in between gyms, I wouldn’t have felt stopped so much. But I must admit as much as I loved the game, the story felt like it was yo-yoing me. It was a bit irritating being dragged back and forth. >do you have more info about the bug that makes some Switch brick? I keep seeing different info that contradict each others, hopefully none of you had to experience this
Yeah. No one I know including myself has ever experienced this. Again, the only bugs I’ve come across are just silly art bugs that are easy fixes for them like Hops mouth not being filled in.
In short, I really liked the game and would say that it’s probably in my top 3. I liked all the new features it brought and I can see myself really clocking in a lot of hours. I did a standard run and finished in at 24 hours.
Ugh, ~sexy~ pokemon are a disgrace. It’s fucked up that nowadays they’re clearly intentionally designing them with r34 crowd in mind. It did start with gardevoir, which I don’t think was entirely intentional, but after it caused a huge wave of hentai fan art, they must’ve realized there’s money to be made in pandering to lonely nerds, because in every generation onwards you’ve got at least one pokemon that’s clearly coded as female and attractive, like lopunny or tsareena. Although I don’t think there ever was anything as blatant as T&A here.
Yes, I realize there’s plenty of manchildren playing these games, but they’re still marketed primarily to kids, with kid protagonists, ffs.
Samefagging to add that I’m really fucking salty that with galar theme and all gamefreak had a perfect chance to make a cool witch pokemon, but nah, here’s bobs and vagene.
Oh well, at least there’s mismagius.
That bugged me too, it felt like every female character was sexualized in some way except Gloria. I think what made it even more blatant was pretty much every male character was ugly.>>63292
Is she wearing bondage gear?
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New Pokemon direct this morning. Mostly covered sword/sheild paid dlc, but what really got me excited was the beginning of the direct- remake of Mystery Dungeon rescuers! I would have liked a new game, but the art style is so adorable and true to the games art that I'll take it. Demos out now
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My dad found a Game Boy with Pokemon Red in the cartridge slot and gave it to me at the age of 6.
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Anyone esle just…think that the concept of the post malone polemon concept is just…what??
yes, oh my god. i find it so painfully cringe
the katy perry collab is also immensely weird to me. the throwback video they posted a few weeks back for the 25th anniversary was actually really sweet but the random katy perry thing at the end ruined it completely imo
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What does everyone think about the Pokemon news announced today? I think the gen 4 remakes look like dog shit but I am excited for whatever that Arceus game is
this has interesting potential but the fact they're showing it off now worries me. It tells me this is near the final product rather than proof of concept, and my concerns are:
- implied 1 town area, the rest of the map is a large empty open world
- no gyms or league, therefore no battling goals, literally just a capture and explore game (which could be solid if
the world design delivers, and I don't think it will from the trailer)
- graphics aren't incredible, which I mean Pokemon isn't known for high quality graphics anyway
- bigger concern is poor framerate. Rewatch the trailer and that Chingling and Chimchar was painful, barely hitting 10fps by the look of it. So I worry this game will have poor performance.
I hope to see more at a higher level of development, but I'm doubtful.
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Im so upset at the gen 4 remake. I expected the bare minimum, just a gen 4 remake with pokemon lets go graphics. But instead we get this ugly ass chibi models and the shadows in the game are whack everything looks so dark. I hate the people who are defending this decision by saying that its follows the game more by having those chibi models. Pokemon lets go and the gen 3 remakes also didnt have that shit so why the hell would we want it with gen 4? Barrys chibi models hair looks so bad and when they run they look like lego.
I hope legends wont be shit, they still have a year but the trailer gives me low expectations because it seemed laggy as hell and really empty.
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I'm concerned about the performance as well. I'm not sure if Game Freak has it in them to create a well-designed open world game that isn't an unpolished lag fest like the wild areas in SWSH. Even BOTW still had framerate issues. Hopefully the game gets more polished before release because as is it looks pretty rough in terms of visuals.>>129700
Yeah same. I'm kind of annoyed that all of the other remakes were done in-house but the gen 4 remake gets outsourced and ends up looking like wii shovelware
DP remake looks worse than the original 2006 game (platinum was better anyway)
Legends has more time to improve but I hate how the 5 FPS shiny ass Pokémon look.
Don’t worry anon! They’ll give us platinum content as a $30 DLC expansion pass!!
I hope this isn’t the case but I don’t trust GF after SWSH
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Ladies, any concepts you'd like to see as Pokemon designs? I like to make Fakemon in my free time and I find object-based Pokemon near impossible to come up with. Any creative ideas you could spare?
Is animal ok? I really want a pug-inspired Pokemon (Snubbul is clearly a bulldog, and not even a french one). Preferably with a non-hideous evolution that keeps everything nice about first form and adds to it. I would love to do it myself but IDK what to mix the pug with so that he looks like a proper pokemon (even if pug inspired).
Anyway bet other anons will have better ideas, but wanted to throw in mine anyway lmfao
mirror is a great idea!>>136194
I like this, maybe the entire line would be food based too, becoming more moldy as it evolves.
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Anyone playing the new Pokemon Snap? It looks cute but I've never tried a snap game before, curious if anons think it's worth it.
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Anyone tried Pokémon Unite yet? Played a couple games, it’s kinda fun but I’m not seeing any real strategy yet so the gameplay feels kinda shallow at the moment
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I forgot there was a dedicated Pokemon thread. I already posted about it on the vidya thread, but if someone has a Zacian I'd like to trade because I only need this one to complete my pokedex in Shield. I can give it back to you right after trading of course.
By the way, I'm seriously thinking about replaying all the mainline games (except Shield since I'm not completely done with it). I've been thinking about some habits I had when playing long ago, before I got used to playing other JRPGs. Like how I always kept shitmons until the end because I started with them, they were cute and using more powerful pokemon I also liked felt like cheating. Or how I gave HMs to all my pokemon instead of having a HM slave, or how I sometimes avoided doing some of the side quests like the contests in Platinum then again I did too many contests in Emerald, the Pokeathlon in Soul Silver or the Hollywood stuff in Black 2. I'm also thinking about transfering most of my pokemon from older games in the Pokemon Bank, but I hate how long it takes to transfer from gen 4 to gen 5 first.
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I've been trying it out. I'm really bad at it but it's tonnes of fun. Not a super deep game or anythign but the random matches are unpredictable enough to make it entertaining.
I got a gengar and it's what matters most tbh
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A big boy.
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Pokémon discussion irl.
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i have this plushie and he's the perfect size for hugging. also a very good boye
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What a perfect and round boy.
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How long would it take for Game Freak to make one chubby/fat female character that isn't a big titty thicc milf? Such cowards.
I'm 5 months late but it's really fun.
I got it as a gift and it's very relaxing and nice.
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Post your favorite Pokemon of each type.https://www.cpokemon.com/seccion/herramientas/tipos/en/
It's pretty tough to choose since they're are others I like and their evolution families.
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absolute faves are gengar, marshadow and mimikyu
i couldn't fit him in the graph but psyduck gets an honourable mention
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It was so difficult to pick from all of the Pokémons i love and those that I have no idea of who the hell they are. The last game I played was emerald.
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sometimes i think about how wonderful it would be to live in the pokemon world and my heart hurts
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yes i unironically like the garbage monster
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That was tough, aside from Arcanine, my OG pokemon forever
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It would be great if suddenly all animals became Pokémon, but it would also be awkward.
Like, would everyone would just turn vegan or something?
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Got bored and made a chart of my least favorite ones as well.
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Pokemon are being eaten by humans in canon, though…
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based. marshadow needs more love
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water is so difficult… also want whiscash, relicanth, stunfisk, bruxish
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rate mine!!! pls
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I see we all have similar tastes. Nice.
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You have great taste anon!>>165940
Are you excited for the remakes? Sinnoh is my favorite region also but the remakes look so cheap and soulless
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another sinnoh lover here! i'm not sure if i want to get the remake. like you said, it seems very cheap and soulless. i also didn't like the pmd remakes for the exact same reason. i miss the squishy, "retro" graphics from 4th gen, now everything just seems so perfect, pretty and smooth. maybe it's because i've been playing these games ever since they first came out, but pkmn completely lost its charm for me.
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Do any of you nonnies play Pokemon Go? Would you like to share trainer codes for gift exchange?
Mine's 7780 3313 8682
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I love seeing everyone's different favs! >>166012
Here's mine! Does anyone else think stunfisk is fucking hilarious?
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Holy shit amogus pokemon
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Here are mine, when making the chart I realized there is almost no water, fire, electric, ice, poison or ghost pokemon I really like. I like grass, dragon, steel, ground and rock pokemon best because they're more likely to be cool tough looking pokemon, and I like pokemon who look dragon like best.>>165879
I like your pokemon too>>165887
It looks to me like you decide who is your favorite by who is the cutest, it's funny to me because when I was a kid I'd look up on bulbapedia to see which pokemon was the strongest with the best stats before I'd catch any because catching pokemon you like is for LOSERS and winners take pokemon with the best stats no matter if they are boring! I think I might be autistic
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Ditto is VERY cute though, watch your mouth nonnie
yee thank you anon. I almost put sceptile for grass, actually that whole evolution line is high favorite. & somehow I forget about neutral kyurem, it looks so cool.>>166043
thanks! I like its design with its wings brandished most of all.. kind of wish xatu evolved into sigilyph so it could be eviolite boosted & more popular.
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how dare you. ditto is the cutest
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I'm the one who made that chart and I like ditto a lot because he has a dumb face and when he transforms into other pokemon he retains that dumb face and I like it. My other option was blissey (cuter than audino imo)
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I think my most autistic dreams are
1.Being offered a contract to become a magical girl (sadly too old for that now)
2.Offing myself just so I can live in the pokemon world
Just the other day hit me that these things are media made by people so they don't exist. Sad shit
anyways I would pick Sinnoh. Cute flower fields
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I would definitely pick Hoenn, I’m a nostalgiafag because emerald was my first Pokémon game that was like, actually mine, not a hand-me-downs from my brother.
I loved the secret bases a lot, i would spend hours just decorating my favorite one.
And if I was just a random character, I would definitely get a poohyena as my starter because I love them, then I would get a zigzagoon and a pikachu, we would win lots of pageants together and I would go to the outdoor baths to relax every once and then.
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i am a filthy genwunner
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kanto or johto! they're connected so i can easily slip between them and the regions are definitely the most nostalgic and comfy for me. i'd like to live in either celadon or goldenrod city.
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If you didn’t pick Alola, then what the fuck is wrong with you?
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i hate pokemon's new style. everything has become overdesigned to hell or super rounded and "toy"-like as if it's literally just made to be turned into a figurine
idgaf about competitive pokemon but I've watched like a hundred of this guys showdown videos in the past week. the AAA, monotype, and nuzlocke laddering videos are so cool>>166370
gen 4 was the peak,reuniclus is #1 cute pokemon. togekiss high tier too. but mimikyu #2, gen 7 was definitely definitely better than 6.
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i want to but i hate losing and feel like I'm too stupid to do well! which other metagames do you like the most?
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you will get the hang of it! most pokemon have only 1-2 movesets in randoms so you learn what to anticipate and how to play them.
i am also a genwunner and love the rando gen 1-2 battles but they are much wonkier and slower. anything in the current gen is very fast-paced and winning usually comes down to sweeping or saving your gmax for later.
1v1 can be silly and fun too
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I love gallade so much
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I loved gardevoir growing up as a kid, I thought she was a beautiful regal looking psychic pokemon. I loved how they animated the whole gardevoir line in PokemonXD / Colosseum, the way she moves is very ethereal and reminds me of forest spirits. Her shiny mega version looks very cool with her black dress.
Coomers might ruin a lot of things, but I'll never let them ruin pokemon for me. You can like pokemon (or any franchise really) and ignore waifufags all together.
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Nonnies I also love playing showdown and I play it all the time!! I made a thread about it (here >>>/m/164379
) but it never gained traction. I wish we could play together.
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gardevoir has a lovely design and she's great for battling. fuck the haters
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speaking of this what pokemon do you like that everyone seems to hate?
i love eiscue, i think it's adorable and it actually has a pretty cool gimmick for battle
so I guess just about any from my list
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Calyrex! Until we acknowledge the atrocities committed in gen 6 I don't want to hear any gen 7/8 slander! You look at volcanion and tell me there's a god
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i like eiscue too, it's pretty cute and its gimmick is cool.
i love tangela, it's useless but i always thought it was adorable
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Woobat and Swoobat. Their stats and typing are meh but I love their designs so much. The heart-shaped pig noses, the tails that curl into a heart, and the underbite are all such cute details. I think they capture the so-ugly-they're-cute quality pig board bats have IRL.
some of the legendaries were fug, but that happens every gen.
plus yveltal is based. love his CHARGIN MAH LAZORS signature attack
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all of my favorites seem to give the same vibe…just a team of cute little squishy babies
Letting strangers ruin things for you, that you would enjoy without them, is literally just letting there be less happiness in your life
When I look at Gardevoir I don't think of coomers
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I love Gallade too!>>166429
And Gardevoir! Her coomer fanbase can burn in hell.>>166491
I think Gallade is pretty mixed. People dislike him for having ridiculous round hips like he just swallowed a dawn stone while evolving and I guess some Gardevoir fanboys hate him for being Gardevoir's love interest so they get jealous and make cuckshit of him.
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We have the same favorite rock type. I didn't think anyone else would pick Minior as their favorite lol. I just love the concept and its different forms.
Fire, dark, grass, and ghost were hard for me because I like so many of those.
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I haven't played pokemon in years but these guys have a special place in my heart.
I think gallade is supposed to be some kind of old japanese movie super hero so this is why he looks like he has wide hips? kind of like an armor. I never saw them as hips
Also wtf why do they do that to a pokemon? coomers into cuckshit are fucking insane
Is anyone here even going to get it?
They look awful to me. I'll probably just be lazy and watch some playthrough.
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It's truly pathetic, picrel. Some even think that Gallade is unnecessary to the Ralts line for being the male counterpart for Gardevoir even though male Gardevoirs are already a thing. They also wished for female Gallades as well.
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Have some cuteness instead
I really like their colour schemes
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anon wtf is this subliminal message
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they did minato so wrong
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Speaking of gen 4 I used to find this one kinda hot. I don't know why really
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Volkner used to be my husbando when I was 12, I even preferred to call him by Denji, his Japanese name kek
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Damn that reminds me of how smitten I was with N. That ferris wheel scene awakened something in me
, I added you!
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>>167238>Pokémon has fujo bait?
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has anyone seen the leaks?
The sinnoh remake leaked, but all the discussion is on 4chan, and I don't want to go near scrotes today tbh
But apparently it is a very shitty remake
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You'd swear this was fake, but with the Pokemon franchise you just know it's real and really sad.
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I’m so sorry for what they did to your husbando, anon.
nta but also a volkner/denji lover kek
but dppt used to be my life but currently i'm not very into gaming so i decided not to pick up the remake yet… and seeing this shit makes me glad i didn't. ew.
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I couldn't find a decent way to save this gif on my crappy phone but it's really cute. I wish more offical Pokemon media gave this vibe.https://twitter.com/oshiruko_s2/status/1462330001303302151?t=V8ERQkJs34vRee0Ab0O0pA&s=19
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this is so cute, thank you for sharing! hope the gif works…
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i want a few certain mirage plushes so bad but people hoard them and act like elitist assholes over them. boohoo.
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basically just scouring ebay and the like and trying to get lucky. really, really lucky. rn there's a prominent mirage seller on ebay who has many, but they aren't pokemon i want. apparently some people get them shipped directly from taiwan but they always refuse to say where. it's infuriating.
my dream mirages are the following. someone just posted a month ago that they got this blue pikachu and i wanna cry with jealousy. what are yours?
I live in Mexico and I see these kinds of derpy plushes here all the time, I mean I never leave the house nowadays but I still see them on the streets
I actually love the idea of this (although I'm not a plush collector) and if you want to I could find some for you?
oh my god! well if you see anything similar to what i posted here >>172634
i'm willing to pay quite a lot tbh… and a blue pikachu is my white whale.
omg a real pikablue. Do you have a link to the eBay seller? If you don't want to share it's fine, not buying anything either way. Just want to look.
Play by Play weirdos are considered normal plushies, right?
dw i won't be a hoarding dick about it lol. there's a few consistent sellers. here are the ones i found:https://www.ebay.com/usr/sassyseller168?_trksid=p2047675.l2559https://www.ebay.com/usr/meowingmeowth?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
simply searching "mirage pokemon plush" on ebay nets results, however, the problem with mirages is that 99% of ebay sellers are not going to know what that is. they might mark it "vintage" or "retro" if you're lucky but more than likely they're going to just list it as a generic "pokemon plush" or put it in a lot full of other toys. >>172646
crossing my fingers
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I think the lore is that some of those knock-off looking plushies were licensed, but quality control went out of window. Please correct me if I am wrong! I love the comparison to MLP Nirvana ponies, also a bunch of bizzare licensed creatures.
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The thing is you can't buy from mercadolibre unless you're from mexico
But I found this snorlax I'm still digging hold on
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also this charmander
you're awesome, anon
oh, and here's a fun video on it
How can you tell if they're recent or not? Legit question>>172656
It's easier if you have a family member or friend living in here, unless you want to import things in bigger quantities
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for mirages at least, you'll be looking for "cheap-looking" material like the sort of crap you'd get from a claw machine or at a fair. they're all very old and weren't made past 1999. lots of taffeta and rough fur and plastic eyes.
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I found this weird looking bulbasaur, does this look recent too?
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unfortunately yes, but your search is valiant
i gotta sleep but i leave with some more pikablues i have found pics of in the wild…
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It's just a feeling. The pattern looks too correct (the Pokémon don't look bizzare) and the fabric (the soft plush with short fur) looks like recent AliExpress Pokemon plushies I saw. The old Nirvana ones are often made with some furless cotton (like picrel). I think they are suspicious to me since they aren't bizzarely off model and made with super cheap materials. I may be wrong, of course. I remember seeing a similar Charmander on Ali though
idk if you like flareon anon but there are two mirage flareons on ebay right now, pretty adorable! i would buy but i'm trying to save my money for my favorite monshttps://www.ebay.com/itm/324912969046?hash=item4ba6527556:g:PMMAAOSwaaBhpXJShttps://www.ebay.com/itm/324890669767?hash=item4ba4fe32c7:g:8ckAAOSwNTFhlYMq>>172666
you are so fucking cool thank you
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AYRT, not the original mirage anon but those are precious! Would buy either buy the shipping and tax would kill my wallet.
Looking at my local auction site and found some weirdos that I doubt are Nirvana. WTF is that Pikachu thing? Looks sloppily enough that it almost registers as Nirvana. Charmander I think is Play By Play, but the fabric is really poor. Squirtle wouldn't be weird except he's filled with styrofoam balls (is that normal?). Any comments appreciated
Question to the original mirage anon. I've seen people on livejournal debate if an obviously old bootleg is a mirage or not. What makes an 90's/early 00's bootleg plushie a mirage? It cannot be a bizzare pattern cause some mirages are made from official ones. Does the Pikachu >>172672
qualify as mirage or just a bootleg? Clearly bootleg, most likely not recent (challenge me on this please, wonky despite being made from an official pattern.
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Mirage anon, is this a mirage?
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I also found this squirtle with a red tail
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sure! it's a fascinating subject many pokemon fans aren't aware of
here's another example. left is official and right is a mirage. mirages often have those suction tags as well and you can tell if they're legit by the aging plastic (it's become yellow.)
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Why does the Pikachu doesn't seem like a mirage? I saw someone else talk about a very similar one (sorry if I sound confrontational, I do not mean to — I genuinely want to reach the truth). See picrel. It seems to me like it's the same Play-By-Play plushie. I
It seems to me that people are using the mirage term wrong (not you). According to the person who coined it, mirage cannot be based on official pattern. But plenty of people sell bootlegs ripping off official plushies as mirages:>1. They are old (so far nothing beyond Gen II has been found), made at least a decade ago.>2. The were not mass produced, and are very rare. Usually less than five people are known to own the same kind of mirage plush, and the majority have only been seen one or two times total! The reason these plush were never mass produced is probably because:>3. They have unknown origins (probably unlicensed), but ARE company-made, with limited-info tush tag or none at all, and created by small/independent companies that lacked the ability to mass market (see above). Notice this does not specify Europe – but 90% of these plush do come from there.>4. They are created from a 100% unique pattern (not a reject or a copy of an existing product). The PPP is a great resource for comparing what might be a Mirage Plush to plush made by, for example, Play-by-play (which often resemble these Mirage Plush). If it's a mass-produced copy, bootleg, or factory reject of something official, it does not count as a Mirage Plush.https://pkmncollectors.livejournal.com/10092541.html
I love the topic and has been fascinated by it for a year or so, but hate how difficult it is to find information! It has not been collected and systematized.
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it's honestly not easy to describe exactly how a mirage looks vs just a bootleg of an existing official pattern. i guess the easiest way would be that they seem to be made of parts that were meant for other toys, because they were. a mirage also has little inconsistencies from what the actual pokemon is meant to look like. i'm sorry if this is too vague. my advice would be to just look at the gallery of mirages and compare them to existing plushes to try and get a feel for which are mirages.
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>>172750>>172752>i guess the easiest way would be that they seem to be made of parts that were meant for other toys, because they were.
I genuinely think this is the best advice!>my advice would be to just look at the gallery of mirages and compare them to existing plushes to try and get a feel for which are mirages.
I genuinely hate that people show bootlegs of legitimate Pokemon plushies and call them mirages. It really muddles the term.
The whole mirage thing made me remember that I have quite a few Pokemon plushies (probably by Play-By-Play) that have the 'not for sale, only for fairs' tag. Sadly, they all look legitimate (never thought I would say it, lfmao).
Super weird that some people incorrectly call bootlegs mirages. Picrel is being sold as a mirage right now even though it's a bootleg of a legitimate plushie (IDK if by Hasbro or what, but I have it). I guess maybe they are trying to sell it for more, but people online genuinely also refer to bootlegs as mirages.
Super disappointed since the original post mentioned Poland as a source of a mirage bootleg and I haven't gotten the luck of running into any so far!
yeah, that's also part of why it's hard to find them. i see some plushes online right now listed as mirages that aren't. that's why, for me, i especially seek out weird colors like i mentioned before because that adds more legitimacy.
they also look "old" in a way that simple bootlegs don't but again that's so vague and hard to describe to someone unless they look at a lot of comparisons.
It all starts to make sense in my head. God, what wouldn't I do to time travel and get some of those ugly pokemans! Weirdly enough, I wouldn't look twice at them as a kid cause they look inferior to legitimate plushies.
I have found vid related. While the youtuber is really obnoxious and there are no new information through 3/4 of the video, at the end she shows a mirage (it was suspiciously cheap?) Clefairy that she bought. It looks interesting.
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Would let them take all of my food if I could rest on Ursaring with Teddiursa by my side for the rest of my life.
Its stuff like this that made me wish Pokemon was real, I'm third world and pokemon(the series more then the games) was my escapist fantasy
a world filled with adventure and love, where bad guys get defeated and no matter how the bad world is, it was still safe for women and children
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Oh cool a pokemon thread, i don’t have to go through the coomerism of /vp/ anymore yay
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Guess Im late to the game, I just picked up a used copy of Shield because I wanted to play poggy but didn't want to shell out 60 bucks for a worse remake. So far only on the third gym but it feels like the only thing to do is fight the gym battles. Which is pretty much like the other games but this one keeps stopping me every five seconds for a stupid cutscenes (& I actually didn't think Sun/Moon were this bad) I am enjoying the wild area when it isn't a buggy mess for the variety of pokemon and things to find there. Idk maybe I've just outgrown this franchise now. Unless they make another good mystery dungeon game
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>>174462>this one keeps stopping me every five seconds for a stupid cutscenes (& I actually didn't think Sun/Moon were this bad)
It's funny, my opinion is the reverse. I thought being interrupted every 5 seconds by pointless cutscenes in Sun/Moon was unbearable, which made playing USUM a pain in the ass because I thought it'd be a proper sequel and not just a third version. But I thought the cutscenes in Sword/Shield were less intrusive. By the way, if you like the wild area you'll probably like the DLC, but I recommend you play them after beating the main game and only if you don't want to shoot yourself after completing the pokedex.
>Idk maybe I've just outgrown this franchise now
Maybe, it depends on what made you like the series in the first place I guess. I feel like I've outgrown Pokemon sometimes, and then I compare previous games with the recent ones and I feel like the real problem is the direction the franchise has taken. I could definitely replay the first 6 gens no problem and have a lot of fun, but after that I'm not so sure. I grew up playing all the mainline pokemon games, and now that I'm way more familiar with way more JRPGs I feel like the first games felt way more like standards JRPGs, while the more recent ones feel very simplified. Not because of the target demographic but because of laziness, shitty deadlines and because the franchise is taking the same direction as Disney, were the "main" products, the games, are now here to advertise retarded merchandises instead of the reverse.
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Yeah same here. The reasons I stopped coming to /vp/ is because it's full of coomers, furries and pedos. Men especially on 4chan are truly toxic
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Legends arceus looks like complete dogshit toe to tip. Get fucked, sinnohfags.
What are anons favorite Pokémon games? Mine is X and Y. When I played it in high school I really enjoyed the story and remember crying at the end, I hadn't really connected with any Pokémon game like that before. I also really love Pokémon Amie, and the super training. I loved watching the little sprites beat on the punching bag, kek. The little bedroom rest area for Amie was soooo cute, I loved seeing other people's Pokémon come by and sit with mine and leave cute gifts, holy balls that's adorable. I was bummed to see the changes in Sun/Moon and didn't much care for the carnival area. I also have a bias for X/Y because of the Pokémon available, Sun/Moon didn't have my favorite Pokémon except by transfer. Linoone is my fav, btw. I think he's a really well rounded little creature. He's able to use both Cut and Surf, super mega useful, and he also can learn Return which you can get pretty early as a TM and it makes him a hard ass of you bond with him. I beat the elite four with just my Linoone, that's how much of a tough guy he was.
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there are many, many duds among those designs but none upset me more than the sneasel evo. shout out to the Him bootleg 4th nature genie, doodoo bear, and busted palkia though.
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typhlosion and arcanine didnt deserve this shit
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I've been thinking about this ever since the national dex cut debacle, that the developers shot themselves in the foot way back in the day when they established the norm of introducing 100+ new pokemon with EVERY single new game released. One of the most retarded choices they make is always introducing some pokemon with shitty stats and bland designs that are clearly filler, when these pokemon will inevitably be cut from the next game now that there are too many.
On the other hand, the new pokemon are probably a huge factor in why people continue to buy the mainline games that literally have the same basic plot and gameplay with minimal improvements in graphics despite it being 2022. Releasing the starter silhouettes every gen builds a lot of hype and is basically easy marketing for the new games. I wonder if Gamefreak could create less new pokemon every generation from now on (say, 25-50), or if fans would start to feel the games are devoid of new content.
Imagine if GF stopped releasing new pokemon after gen 2, or heck if they stopped with the original 151, and focused on improving the gameplay of pokemon instead. Maybe we would have better games now, but imo Pokemon might not be the best selling video game franchise of all time if that were the case.
Honestly I'm curious to see just how long pokemon can keep selling games with the formula they have, it boggles my mind that despite all the complaints there are millions of hardcore fans who keep coming back every few years for a whole lotta nothing.
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Wtf most of these designs are kinda lame and lackluster. The only good designs are the ones that are shown in trailers (except for Kleavor). So disappointed with Pokemon yet again.
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cmon gamefreak this looks like some shit I made in spore when I was 8 years old
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YO WTF. I thought Gen 8 pokemon looked bad. These are atrocious. They look like bootlegs. Pokemon designs really went down the shitter with that new artist. >>180183
I can't pick my absolute favorite main games, its either HeartGold, Black or Moon. Heartgold was my first and had the most heart(ha) put into it with the simple but beautiful graphics and following pokemon made it feel alive, and there was so much to do in these games. I played X a ton as a teen and liked exploring it, but after I finished the game I haven't really touched it. B/W probably have the best plot in the series, but Sun/Moon were really close & I love almost all the characters in those games. Though I consider the absolute best game in the franchise to be Explorers of Sky. Kinda hope they remaster/remake it at some point, but idk I still love the pixel art to this day and I feel like they would screw up the soundtracks too much
My taste aligns with the first poster of this thread perfectly, which stuns me because I've never met anyone else who adores gen II, meowth AND klefki kek.
I honestly really like the older gens because they are a lot faster to play, and I felt like I could come up with stories based on my own imagination with them since they had no plot. When pokemon started getting into the really long animations and cutscenes, it became a slog to play and I pretty much couldn't take it anymore by Black and White. I play the pokemon games on and off still (I played Y and managed to get halfway through Moon) but I just am really meh on the new pokes, the boring gameplay, and the weird shoehorned plot that gets more PG each iteration.
Anyway sorry for the rant, I can't talk about this anywhere because I get mobbed by brainlets who crucify you for saying you didn't like B&W, kek. My favorite gen is of course II, I loved the mafia stuff with team rocket so much.
I've long stopped enjoying Pokemon years ago and every now and then when I check in to see how things are going it's like a total clusterfuck, so nobody can accuse me of being a hater when I say these designs look like bad fan designs. It's like they took a regular Pokemon and used the liquify tool to shrink/grow some parts then drew a different pattern on it, that purple slime dragon especially so. And some of these have really fucked silhouettes.
Honest question, what is that pink reptilian cloud thing? A Torkoal? And even if she's the least offensive, that Lilligant with no dress on or hair fucking sad, give the girl her leaves back. Dialga and Palkia are like ancient Pokemon 'splice art' I used to make as a kid (it's when you do pixel art with the sprites but combine or recolor them in certain ways that had their own names)>>180186
It really looks like those fan designs where people tend to take the base form then make it larger and stick more spikes on it rather than a radical change in shape (think Morgrem -> Grimmsnarl or Kirlia -> Gardevoir)
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