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  • Just a friendly reminder; in a few years we'll reach the phase where people start saying gen 6 was always the best gen.
    Feel old yet?
    Eeveely
    Eeveely
    Still waiting for gen 7's turn...
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    prog rocker
    prog rocker
    It was enough for me to have seen the Pokémon premier on Cartoon Network LA. I still remember the ads.
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    Skalesgon
    Skalesgon
    Hoping the same for Gen 8.
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    One of those silly gen 1 things; a lot of Pokémon that appeared in the wild overly late (like Koffing) had really screwy level up sets, like Slowpoke learning Watergun at level 33. When G/S/C introduced breeding (and more reasonable capture times for a lot of gen 1 Pokémon, though sadly not so much for some of the new gen 2 ones) these got extensive learn set overhauls.
    Many that were previously available early got much more minimal changes, like Pidgey or Rattata.
    I'm replaying Heartgold and during my battle with rival in Azalea town my Pokémon hurt themselves while confused seven turns in a row. :bulbaFacepalm:
    Never thought I'd see a Zubat consecutively beat an Onix and a Mareep.
    Greninjaman
    Daren
    Daren
    Whitney status; defeated. It was a lengthy and annoying battle as it tends to be without specific 'mon (I didn't want to trade for Muscle and grind her up for one battle, and Heracross was too low level for any fighting moves and I sure wasn't going to get Rock Smash stuck on her moveset until Blackthorn city) but it's done. It was actually my Spearow that KO'd Miltank, surprisingly.
    Greninjaman
    Greninjaman
    Nice.
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    It's always interesting when you see a positive review that turns you off something, or a negative review that makes you think you'd love it.
    Would be interesting if there was a new topic that works to identify Ash's (and maybe his friend's) Pokemon as various RPG classes. A little game for everyone.
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    prog rocker
    prog rocker
    Just give me a description of all of them and I could do it with Final Fantasy Tactics A2 classes.
    Daren
    Daren
    Rowlet's infamous falling asleep during the Hau battle makes me think of the Gadabout from Dragon Quest actually.
    Falling asleep at random is even literally one of the things Gadabouts could do in DQ3.
    Skalesgon
    Skalesgon
    Leon's Charizard could be Fighter Class.
    J.R.R. Tolkien is sometimes accused of writing too dry but he was hilarious when he wanted to be.
    “Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.”--in the foreword to the second edition of Lord of the Rings. (Courtesy of Goodreads.com)
    Just lost a Restricted Sparring run (psychic) because my hand slipped and I didn't Dynmax, leading to my Alola Raichu failing to get a 1 hit KO on a Poliwrath, getting 1 hit KO'd in turn, and the battle spiraling into defeat.:bulbaFacepalm:
    I just hatched a Salandit with perfect IVs across the board.

    A male Salandit with perfect IVs across the board.
    Sorry buddy. You're perfect in every way except one very important one.
    Edit: Maybe I should write a fanfic about this, but on the other hand maybe not...
    Eeveely
    Eeveely
    May I introduce you to this lesson in the dark magic of gender swapping evolution that ignores the existence of azurill?
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    Daren
    Daren
    I have heard about it, but I'd rather not use a glitch and I have some 5 IV Ditto so when I get the required female Salandit to hatch (though the eggs are coming unusually slowly) she'll have most of her father's power anyways.
    I've been seeing #ThankYouAnipoke in a bunch of twitter profiles recently. Does anyone know what's going on?
    TRNatalie
    TRNatalie
    It was because of the anime going on hiatus. The Twitter Pokeani fandom wanted to show support for the show and those involved in the production so they created the hashtag
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    Daren
    Thanks! I guess I should have guessed it was related to that.
    So at some time today the Pokémon Kids TV channel uploaded a Pokémon short about Scraggy and Mimikuy in the style old theatrical cartoons from the Golden Age, in the same style that Cuphead emulates.
    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u909_O6CqYc

    It's about four minutes.
    Weird thought of the day:
    It's sometimes said there are infinite alternate universes.
    That means there is one where the Pokémon anime changed protagonists in each series, and the protagonist was always the person who beat Ash in that series' league.
    In Kanto we follow Richie, in Johto Harrison, Tyson in Hoenn, and so on. Ash is a recurring antagonist who always shows up near the end and usually has no personal connection to the main character before losing to them.
    *In Kanto people note he seems like a worse version of our protagonist.
    *People are a bit unsure during Sinnoh since Tobias was a huge Gary Stu in general. People are actually sort of rooting for Ash at this point.
    *They wonder why he has some weird special Greninja during XY, but find it interesting that he suddenly takes an active role in the story, helping resolving Alain's Team Flare plot.

    Then Gladion is the main character of the Sun and Moon anime, but the events are the same as in this universe so he loses to Ash. We then spend four episodes watching Ash battle with Kukui--it actually goes over quite well because Ash being one of the show's few recurring characters and his "never give up" attitude had won him a decent fanbase.
    At this time in that universe, someone is writing a status update on forums.charmandercave.net about the alternate universe where each series followed Ash...
    SpinyShell
    SpinyShell
    Actually, we might not even have to travel to an alternate universe for this to happen. I remember reading somewhere that there is a finite number of combinations of particles in the universe (though I don't know how scientifically credible that statement is), meaning that in a universe that is infinite, you will hypothetically find copies of stuff eventually. There might be an Earth-2 trillions of light years away where Ash is not the protagonist of every series in the anime.
    DannyDrawsaLot
    DannyDrawsaLot
    Fanfics when?
    Daren
    Daren
    Some more things that would be amusing to think about in this AU:
    *We're told Ritchie didn't lose any Pokémon in the early rounds of the league, then this guy we were introduced to an episode earlier is late to the match with tired Pokémon and still brings Ritchie down to the edge of defeat for the first time. We might actually see a mirrored version of the real world controversy where people argue about whether our hero deserved that win or not (which might contribute to an early AU!Ash fanbase).
    *When he reappears suddenly in Johto we don't know his Charizard is actually really loyal now because we only see him fighting another Fire-type again.
    *He has a Grovyle that doesn't do much in Hoenn (weakens Metagross then gets KO'd), then during Sinnoh he appears fully evolved and is the first person in the series to knock out the main character's Darkrai. Imagine the fan reaction.
    So I just noticed that a surprising number of times episode 131 has sucked for Ash in the anime, either directly or building up to something bad.
    AG 131 was the Hoenn league finals
    DP 131 was the start of the Lake Acuity battle
    XY 131 was the Kalos League finals
    I guess it's not perfect since XY130 is when that match started and DP132 is when that one ended, but it's still a bit odd, I think.

    For the curious, OS131 was the Falkner battle, BW131 seems to be a filler, and Sun/Moon 131 was the Alola League Jessie Vs James battle.

    If the world championship finals starts in journeys 131 I'm going to be concerned.
    Sometimes I find myself wishing the show had found a way to make a reference to MissingNo. Nothing insane, but something like a joke where Ash's Pokédex goes on the fritz and when he scans something a glitchy mess looking like one of the MissingNo. forms appeared on the screen instead of a proper picture of the Pokémon.
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