• Hey guys! Have you heard? We now have popup
    Yes, Popups!
    messages for your forum posts. Learn more about it here!
  • To keep up with the hype driven by Sword and Shield's release, we are taking applications for new moderators in our Current Events: Sword and Shield as well as Anime and Manga sections.

    For more information, see this thread.We hope you all consider joining our team!
  • We hope you're enjoying Sword and Shield so far! So that everyone can enjoy it and not be spoiled, please keep the all story spoilers and any images from the games in the appropriate sections or in spoiler tags until January 3rd.

    Since spoiler tags are not allowed in signatures, please do not put images from the games in your signature either. You can list the names of new Pokémon if you want to list your team in your signature.
  • We're launching a brand new series on the official Bulbagarden YouTube Channel! Watch here as AussieEevee attempts the Nuzlocke Challenge in HeartGold.
  • The forums' software will be updated on December 9th, 2019 and may be down for several hours to multiple days for this process. Thank you for your patience, we hope this update will improve your experience here.

    Why not join us over on discord during the downtime?

SPECULATION: New Pokemon in USUM

Pokemon Gotta Catch ... Some Of Em ???
Joined
Jan 1, 2017
Messages
804
Reaction score
1,445
Game Freak continue to rip up the rule book. The assumption that only a new generation could introduce new Pokemon has been blown apart with the reveal of 2 new UBs and I find it very hard to believe they will stop there.

I have often speculated what the 2018 movie give away could be now that Marshadow, Mewnium Z and Hat Pikachu are all available, so a new Mythical is also certainly likely.

What are your hopes for new Pokemon in USUM, how many do you think there will be, or are the new UBs the only ones that will be debuting in your eyes?
 
Joined
Jan 10, 2015
Messages
241
Reaction score
339
In before 10 people saying split evos for the starters.

I'm personally holding up hope for some kind of cross-gen evo. Dragon eevee maybe? :D
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2017
Messages
590
Reaction score
993
In before 10 people saying split evos for the starters.

I'm personally holding up hope for some kind of cross-gen evo. Dragon eevee maybe? :D
All starters were shown fully evolved in the trailer(s), it's not happening.

I'm still holding out hope for alolan forms, though..if they went as far as to code new UBs, they can do what requires less effort and make new alolan forms...right?
 
Hear me roar!
Joined
Jul 16, 2010
Messages
6,056
Reaction score
5,285
I really am hoping there's more "normal" Pokemon. And by normal, I mean Pokemon that aren't considered Legendary, Mythical, or are Ultra Beasts. It feels like this is the generation with the lowest number of such Pokemon, so I really hope they do actually add some if they're gonna make more Ultra Beasts.
 
Part Time Pokémon Master
Joined
Sep 8, 2016
Messages
350
Reaction score
501
I really am hoping there's more "normal" Pokemon. And by normal, I mean Pokemon that aren't considered Legendary, Mythical, or are Ultra Beasts. It feels like this is the generation with the lowest number of such Pokemon, so I really hope they do actually add some if they're gonna make more Ultra Beasts.
Unlikely I know, but I want an evolution for Komala.
 
Part Time Pokémon Master
Joined
Sep 8, 2016
Messages
350
Reaction score
501
I think there will be only new UBs and maybe new Alolan forms, but not exactly brand new other Pokemon.
But we'll see, I guess.
Yeah I think they would have a lore reason to add more UBs since they come from a new dimension (if these new UB are catchable and not new forms). I'm really hoping for new Alolan forms. I really liked this feature and I don't feel like they added enough (here's to an electric/dark and bug/dragon form of something).

How will this work for interactions with SM? Will they just prevent us from using the new pokes like they do new forms?
 
The Power of Thunder
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
Messages
1,075
Reaction score
907
I personally saw it coming a mile away, and that's only because there was NO WAY I would even consider buying the game without knowing new mons in some shape or form would be involved (beyond the Legends and Carrotwolf).

I can understand where people were coming from not expecting new mons/beasts but it was inevitable that without having megas as this generations little quirk, there would be new mons in one way or another.

If there aren't new Alola forms however, you can count me out; if they spent time making what looks like a firework clown, they can spend time making forms of older Pokemon.
 
Nepgear is cute.
Joined
Jun 9, 2014
Messages
1,830
Reaction score
2,378
I think there will be only new UBs and maybe new Alolan forms, but not exactly brand new other Pokemon.
But we'll see, I guess.
I personally think Ultra Beasts would make a great excuse for adding new Pokémon mid-gen in future titles. Their debatable status as Pokémon in-universe gives the perfect excuse for it too!
 
Nuzlocke Lover
Joined
Oct 15, 2015
Messages
3,627
Reaction score
4,150
I actually hope that these will the only new UBs and that future games will not introduce new ones. I'd rather have new Pokémon than these creatures that don't feel Pokémon-like at all.
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2017
Messages
590
Reaction score
993
I actually hope that these will the only new UBs and that future games will not introduce new ones. I'd rather have new Pokémon than these creatures that don't feel Pokémon-like at all.
I'd rather have new pokemon than any form of a sub-legend, legend or myth altogether..
 
Strongest Trainer
Joined
Aug 29, 2016
Messages
1,239
Reaction score
422
I think UB are a exception, because they're strange looking creature that doesn't resemble like pokemon, even though they are pokemon, UBs are the main focus in USUM, because of the name "Ultra." I don't see any mid-generation pokemon in the future, but I wouldn't mind if it's form changes. As for Alolan formes, I rather see might get some Alolan formes, we probably won't get this much, like we did with the Kanto Alolan formes.
 
The one once known as Alphaphlare
Joined
May 7, 2010
Messages
3,168
Reaction score
606
Burst looks like a Nihelgo forme. It's more damaged then it's ever been before but it's not completely blown apart yet.
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2017
Messages
590
Reaction score
993
Burst looks like a Nihelgo forme. It's more damaged then it's ever been before but it's not completely blown apart yet.
I hear some people continue to claim this...and I could not disagree more. Come on, people. Just because it has a ball as a detachable head and a frilly collar (and an explosion-flower shaped thing on its head) doesn't make it a Nihilego form. It clearly has its own motif and inspiration, not to mention personality. It's like saying HauntedBricks is a form of Celesteela because they both look defensive and are giant
 
The one once known as Alphaphlare
Joined
May 7, 2010
Messages
3,168
Reaction score
606
@Niyuura Ultra space is really weird though and they are gooey. The paradigm is on life support but it isn't dead.
 
Active Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2011
Messages
763
Reaction score
846
Is it wrong that I'm still holding out hope that we will have a dolphin pokemon? I don't care if they make it an ultra beast at this point! Just give me a damn dolphin already!
 
Cute bunny baby
Joined
Mar 20, 2013
Messages
5,255
Reaction score
2,636
I can certainly see more Ultra Beasts, especially if there will be more focus on them in the main story. I'm still hoping for new Alolan forms; hopefully for non-Kanto Pokemon.
 
Bringing the Thunder
Joined
Mar 20, 2013
Messages
4,948
Reaction score
2,892
By far the biggest news about USUM and a game changer for the series for sure. This is one thing that could actually pique my interest in these games. Hopefully there's more than just a handful of them.
 
Top