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    1. Maniacal Engineer
      Maniacal Engineer
      In case you couldn't tell from my Doctor Who reference in my Crackpot Theories thread, I like your avatar. XD
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    2. Morningstar
      Accurate avatar is accurate.
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    3. TechSkylander1518
      Oh, man, your avatars are always awesome, but this one really takes the cake!
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    4. Tuoko
      Pfft. Your avatar is hilarious.
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    5. Silktree
      It seems that some people have entered anti-Kanto mode in full force.
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    6. Eggseggseggseggs
      I see you have taken a liking to Xurkitree. I know you love Pyukumuku too. You have very good taste! What are your other s/m mon?
      1. Esserise
        My other favorites would have to be the entire Litten line, Lycanroc (both forms), Mareanie, Mudbray/Mudsdale, Lurantis, Steenee, Passimian, Sandygast/Palossand, Mimikyu, Bruxish, and Dhlemise.

        And as far and Legendaries and UBs, I really like both Solgaleo and Lunala, as well as Tapu Koko, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini (Tapu Lele is fine but I don't like it as much as the others), and then Nihilego (of course), Buzzwole, and Pheromosa.

        EDIT: Oh, and the Jangmo-o line has grown on me quite a lot, too.
        Nov 30, 2016
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    7. Silktree
      It figures that some people would complain about Sun and Moon getting a third version over XY. I won't deny that XY are the games that "need" it more, but this move is not about "fixing" anything. It is childish to see it that way.

      Sun and Moon are obviously easier to upgrade than XY are, and a lot more people are interested in them. That's all there is to it.
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      2. Silktree
        It would be cool if Hau's father were part of the new Elite Four...
        Mar 25, 2017 at 11:59 AM
      3. Esserise
        > The construction lots just mean that Game Freak considered something at some point. Be it for SM or for a hypothetical follow-up.

        Not that it actually matters, but I shudder to think of the fandom reaction were the lots to pan out to nothing. The new Power Plants/Couriway Station.

        But no, nobody call attention to them in the games. They're just lying there.

        > [Hau's dad]

        I agree that it's not completely clear as to where Hau's dad is, but associative property and the fact that Kanto is relevant to several SM characters leads my gut to think that his dad would be in Kanto too. Him being an Elite Four would be really cool - and narratively, it could make for a nice surprise for Hau. Maybe he's not expecting to find his dad in Kanto; as you say, Lillie seems to be his priority (though to be completely honest, I wouldn't mind if they just dropped that angle entirely and we didn't see Hau at all - his last-minute crush on Lillie was hard for me to believe).
        Mar 26, 2017 at 9:01 AM
      4. Silktree
        Inaccessible locations are annoying, but people who obsess over them need to get a grip. Not every location out there is a must-see experience. We've been waiting 21+ years for the Vermilion lot, by the way.

        I don't want Hau to have an actual role, as he is rather one-note. I'm still considering what should be done with a new rival, as I don't see Lillie filling that role.
        Mar 26, 2017 at 10:47 AM
    8. Silktree
      For some reason I can't reply here or post anything too long. How do you do it?

      Anyway, I still think that a plot revolving around a deadly epidemic would be a very refreshing change of pace. Perhaps Lusamine ends up spreading her disease unintentionally? Maybe her symptoms will be even worse in Stars.
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      2. Silktree
        I am not sure that it's preferable to strike while the iron is out if the idea is to continue the Kanto/Johto promotion until late 2018 and even beyond. I think it would be fitting to announce sequels on the VC release date, as was the case for Sun and Moon. If they re-release GSC next year and use them to announce Stars... meh.

        Things are pretty confusing with the way they're simultaneously promoting a new generation alongside old ones. Granted, popular old Pokemon get toy releases pretty frequently, but an old generation being singled out is rare.
        Dec 10, 2016
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      3. Esserise
        Ah! That's a good point. Obviously the VCs aren't very "big" releases in and of themselves, so like the RBY VCs, it makes more sense for them to be a supplementary companion piece, of sorts. With that in mind, maybe the idea behind the Go update (aside from the more major motivations) is simply to "reintroduce" the Gen II Pokémon to the public so that later announcements will have a foundation.
        Dec 10, 2016
      4. Silktree
        Yep. I think it's a way to make people nostalgic and just reminisce about Johto without capitalizing on it right away. That, and Go needs more content.

        I wonder if the next Go expansion will involve Generation VII, skipping over four generations.
        Dec 10, 2016
    9. Silktree
      Regarding your last question:

      To be honest, while I somewhat liked the idea of using Necrozma in Kanto rather than Alola, I can do without an "Ultra Beast threatens a region" plot again. They can take Lillie and Lusamine's story in a different direction... after tweaking the story we've already seen.
    10. Silktree
      Having to wait until 2020 for games that could actually bring something new to the table is a scary thought. 2021 might sound like a better fit for a Kanto/Johto return than 2018 chronologically speaking, but waiting that long would put a lot of potential to waste. Game Freak shouldn't take it for granted that people that started with Generation I will still have the same interest in the series as they do now.
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      2. Esserise
        I think I can understand Stars as a strategic move, if their goal is to have something with exclusive content to put on the Switch while not alienating the people that already bought SM-3DS ("Hey, at least you're not missing a whole new game!"), while also being less work for themselves (I'd assume it's a bit safer to get their testing for the Switch done on a port-ish thing rather than a completely new, from-the-ground-up creation). That much I can understand, and hell, it may be the only instance in which I find a "third version" to be ethically tolerable.

        But there would *have* to be Kanto sequels in 2018. If SM are merely getting a third version rather than a sequel or a major rewrite or anything, then I cautiously assume that they wouldn't change Lillie's ending, but the payoff for that simply cannot wait until 2021. 2018 is the maximum limit that I can see for that. And I mean, if they want to play up Necrozma's importance a bit before sending it over to Kanto, then sure, why not I guess. Although - if Stars is going to expand on Necrozma and explain everything about it, would it then even be necessary for it to appear in the Kanto sequels?
        Nov 19, 2016
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    11. Silktree
      Thoughts on my latest post in the sequel thread?

      I am honestly worried now. If Game Freak are resorting to a third version, DP remakes in 2018 wouldn't be surprising. And that would make a generation that started unpredictably wind up fairly similar to Generation III and Generation IV, ignoring the Switch transition (which isn't going to make anything better content-wise).
    12. Silktree
      You haven't replied to my post in the Kanto/Johto sequel thread yet. Fix that.
    13. Karamazov
      It's okay, we all had doubts about us having a lot of Pokemon. I'll help you eat those hats.
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    14. Kazekage
      Hey! What do you say? Do you agree that the two new Grass 'mons were the best part of the reveal? :p
      1. Esserise
        The whole drop was pretty great, but yes, I think Steenee and Tsareena are my two favorites of the lot, and two of my favorite Gen VII Pokémon overall. :)
        Oct 15, 2016
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      2. Kazekage
        Same here. When Game Freak makes a good Pokémon, they really make a good Pokémon! :P
        Oct 16, 2016
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    15. Meta Boss
      Meta Boss
      @Esserise From
      what I have researched, there seem to be other features that will probably not appear in SM either:

      Triple Battles
      Rotation Battles
      Pokemon Amie mini games (Pokemon Refresh doesn't seem to have minigames, just cleaning and feeding)
      Super Training minigame

      Other than those, I wonder if Soaring is returning...
      1. Esserise
        Triple/Rotation Battles could still be available in some capacity. They may have just been disabled as options for the Battle Spot. But I wouldn't be totally surprised if they removed them, given how little they seem to be emphasized in comparison to Singles/Doubles. Maybe they'll have a one-stop shop for them like they did in ORAS (for Rotation Battles, anyway), and with Inverse Battles in both Gen VI games.

        I don't think Soaring is coming back, and I actually never had a problem with that prospect. It just feels, to me, like Hoenn has a more accommodating layout for Soaring. It's one major landmass with a clear central fixture (Mt. Chimney), and then scattered islands on the fringes. Alola is four separate islands which all seem to be quite large and individually in-depth. It's hard to explain, but like, with Hoenn, you're mostly Soaring over the main landmass, but even if you're over the water, those are routes, with actual material to them. Given that we seem to traverse the Alolan Islands by boat, a lot of the water in between the islands is just empty space. They're not routes. There's just nothing to do. So going from one island to the other involves a fair bit of hovering over a filler ocean. If that makes sense.

        Besides, I don't think there would be any Mirage Spots in these games, which were half the whole incentive of Soaring. "Why not just use Fly?" "Because with Soaring, you can find secret islands!" Take that out, and you've just sort of got an elaborate version of Fly.
        Oct 13, 2016
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    16. Desdar300
      Hey again Esserise, so my friend and I were running through that Corocoro that had the statement about " How will the Starters and Rockruff evolve" Then I noticed that the Middle stages bios all have something in common all and that's an "affection sentence" What I mean is that it talk about how the trainer himself can influence theses stages turn out.
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      2. Desdar300
        It's interesting , TPC didn't even hype up Rockruff's secret like Corocoro did let alone allude to what it might be so this might be the case with the Starters Final stages. It seems they just announce the concept to get it out there then move on. I think that the Starters having split forms or at least battle bond seem very likely since we don't know there secret yet.
        Oct 6, 2016
      3. Esserise
        Yeah, I do think it's notable that Corocoro is thus far the only place to mention this "secret," which means that it's not technically something known by anyone who doesn't subscribe to the magazine. Which in turn makes me think it may not be as drastic as we're thinking. Obviously Rockruff's evolutionary forms are unique, but then again, how exactly is that a secret that's "contained in its body"?

        So you know, come to think of it, I really could see it being something like a new evolution method. In the Rumors & Leaks thread, they're currently kicking around the idea that their evolutions might be influenced by having them hold a Z-Crystal. I'd like to borrow that idea and lay out some thoughts:

        1. We know that they're emphasizing the bond between us and the Starters. Lycanroc, if you read its forms' descriptions on the official site, has similar "affection sentences."

        2. Z-Crystals are energized by the bond between a Trainer and a Pokémon, and obviously, are this generation's equivalent of Mega Evolution. But, unlike Mega Evolution, Z-Moves are available to all Pokémon, including the Starters.

        3. Rockruff was curiously depicted as holding a Z-Crystal in its collar in that manga, but nothing so far has explained the meaning of this (at least not that I've heard).

        So, here's a thought - what if the "secret" is that the Starters and Rockruff all have some Rayquaza-like organ in their body that resonates with Z-Power? And what if you evolve them by leveling them up while having them hold a Z-Crystal? In this way, it could be said that their evolutions are "fueled" by the bond with us, being transmitted through the Z-Crystal they're holding?

        Unlike with Mega Evolution, even the new Pokémon have access to Z-Moves. They don't have to use Starters from a different generation (i.e., the Kanto Starters in XY) as a proxy to encourage us try out the new mechanic with our "Starter." And, we seem to run through the Akala Trials early on, probably before we've reached a point where our Starter is getting close to evolving into its final stage. So we should have the Grassium/Firium/Waterium early enough.

        Of course, after all of that, it sort of feels like little more than a way to "force" you to use Z-Moves, if evolving them by having them hold a Z-Crystal doesn't accomplish anything other than, you know, evolving them. So maybe they, as suggested in that thread, have an alternate form for their evolutions, which you obtain by evolving them while holding a Z-Crystal? And the ones that evolve without holding one would have a "standard" form.

        A problem I see with this is that you would think they would have mentioned it when they revealed Lycanroc, and at the moment, it's already wrapped up that extra lore about solar/lunar energy from Solgaleo/Lunala. Of course, it could be that the secret is different, but then again, what's in Rockruff's body that has to do with its evolution? And why have it hold a Z-Crystal in the manga art?
        Oct 6, 2016
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      4. Desdar300
        Fascinating, according to the riddler the starters and rockruff do indeed share the same secret. The secret seems to be that if their bodies are influenced by Solgaleo and Lunala's presence in each respective version
        Oct 6, 2016
    17. Desdar300
      Hiya Esserise, I recently found out that Yukie Nakama had a hit song about the Moon which was her first major hit.
      That combined with all the other clues seems to point to a Dolphin Pokémon .
      Since they're associated with the Moon, popular water performers, and are often shown to be comedic in various media, and also have a connection with the Moon
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    18. TouyaShiro
      Okay, your current avatar is the GOAT. Team Skull Trumpet!
    19. Muur
      Yancy is a waifu.
    20. poke trey
      poke trey
      Just came by to Hey there man!
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