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  1. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Glass type sounds like a subset of the Rock type, though, I don't think we'll be getting a Glass type.
  2. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    I think Cyndaquil has the long nose of an echidna while Typlosion has a badger-like snout, in contrast to porcupines which have a flatter face; I think Quilava bears the closet resemblance to a porcupine. While I do believe the whole line was partially inspired by porcupines, I think Cyndaquil's...
  3. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    I think Cyndaquil is an echidna. I believe Typlosion is a honey badger.
  4. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    I believe Australia has more biome diversity than the UK, so this point is moot. Besides, GameFreak has shown that they have no qualms about adding biomes that don't fit a region's real-world counterpart. I don't think biome diversity or lack thereof is much of a factor in determining a region.
  5. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Eh, every single non-Japan region is in a well-known and popular tourist destination--and with lots of paying customers. Claiming that any non-US prediction is dependent on GameFreak going out of left field is a bit silly considering we have several games of precedent to go off of. And I'd say...
  6. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Eh, while Hawaii is smaller than France, ultimately its parent country is significantly larger than France and I think that's the key part here. Australia, like its sibling, is a rather large country, being the sixth largest in the world. Also, I am not well-versed in Australian diversity, but...
  7. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    To be fair, the US is larger than Australia even if you include only the continuous 48 states (~8 million km vs ~7.7 million km). That being said, I have to agree with your point. Sure, the US is diverse and all, but I'd argue that most non-Americans are only aware of superficial stereotypes of...
  8. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    I don't think a region based upon the Soviet Union would be banned in the US--I don't think I've ever heard of a game being banned for depicting the Soviet Union, heck, there's numerous examples proving otherwise. I mean, just look at Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, published by an American...
  9. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    I’m banking on another US region since there seems to be a pattern of alternating between European countries and parts of the US. US (NYC) —> Europe (France) —> US (Hawaii) —> Europe (UK) While patterns can be broken as shown multiple times throughout the series, I still think the prediction...
  10. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    I think they were referring to the fact that you must purchase premium HOME to transfer Pokémon from the previous gens. That being said, I agree with your post. One person having to purchase DLC, whose content is more than just some extra Pokémon, so that everyone else can get the extra Pokémon...
  11. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Is GameFreak really lazy for not pushing back the release of SM and instead creating a hypothetical third version? They still made a game after ORAS--it wasn't like all the staff of GameFreak decided to not work for three years. Laziness, to me, implies that GameFreak wasn't willing to do work...
  12. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Seeing the above post, and the starting post of this thread, I think we need a gen 9 wishlist thread and/or a “If you could make gen 9, what would you do thread?” because I feel like some of the posts here are less predictions and more wishlist ideas. There’s nothing wrong with that, and I like...
  13. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Nobody said the region had to be tropical/subtropical, however, typically when people think of warm place they're probably thinking more in terms of a stereotypical tropical location than Serbia. I don't know what overtropical is and neither does my search engine, but India is squarely in the...
  14. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    The Balkans aren't tropical or even subtropical, and I don't think those countries are what come to mind when one thinks of a warm, tropical location a la Hawaii.
  15. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Maybe because we've gone from a relatively temperate region (Kalos), to a more tropical warm region (Alola), and back to another temperate region (Galar). So there's a chance that we might see a warmer, jungle region to fall in line with the possible pattern of cooler region --> warmer region...
  16. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Something I've noticed the past few generations is that the starters from gen 5 onwards all follow a specific pattern of two mammals and one non-mammal: Gen 5: Emboar/Samurott and Serperior Gen 6: Chesnaught/Delphox and Greninja Gen 7: Incineroar/Primarina and Decideye Gen 8...
  17. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Someone has probably already talked about this before on the thread, but I'm going to predict that the gen 9 games are going to expand on the open world concept even more, if not being fully-fledged open world games themselves. Other users have mentioned how much better the Isle of Armor and...
  18. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    When you click “+Quote” you should see the message “Message added to multi-quote” pop up. If you select the “insert quotes... “ option, you should see the whole message that you clicked “+Quote” on. Just select the “quote messages” option and you should be good to go. Alternatively, if you...
  19. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    Even ignoring the fact that there’s really no pattern to names (outside of the instance in gens 3/4) so supporting evidence such as “well, they did metals before” doesn’t hold much water, Niello seems to be a compound that includes sulfur so I don’t know if it qualifies as a metal while the...
  20. SpinyShell

    Speculation Gen 9 Predictions (Development predictions, New Regions, Version names)

    And even then, they could probably just rebalance the typings, such as buffing Grass or giving ICE A FREAKING RESISTANCE TO SOMETHING OTHER THAN ITSELF!
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