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New Pokemon Species Discussion

What's your opinion on the new Galar Pokémon we've seen so far?

  • I like most of them

    Votes: 89 69.5%
  • I dislike most of them

    Votes: 11 8.6%
  • I'm neutral on most of them

    Votes: 28 21.9%

  • Total voters
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I'm starting to like a lot more of the Pokemon now that I see them in motion. A few thoughts so far:

Rolycoly has learned like three Speed boost moves so far: Rapid Spin, Rock Polish, and Flame Charge. With Steam Engine too, I guess they're trying to make a speedy rock type? :unsure: I don't know if I'll get too much use from it.

Mine evolved, and it turns out Carkoal's eyes glow orange like Rolycoly's when it attacks, and I don't mind its face too much anymore. It definitely looks better like that. But whyyyyyyy couldn't it have been the default look for it? Its normal eyes look so weird...

Sizzile's color scheme is weird too; the purple and greens have nothing to do with either Sobble or Inteleon's colors. It apparently mkes water ballons with its hands, so does that mean they're made of skin or something? That's gross.
 
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Can anyone give me the images of galar starters evolution! Please i m looking everywhere.....
 
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I got these from Serebii.


Name: Thwackey

Name: Rillaboom


Name: Raboot

Name: Cinderace


Name: Drizzile

Name: Inteleon
 
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Maybe it's just me, but I feel like several Galar Pokemon lack evolutionary cohesiveness where the pre-evolution and the evolution are disconnected in a sense. The prime example that comes to mind is Drizzile.

Sobble and Inteleon share a few characteristics such as similar coloration, colored irises, and yellow head fins. On the other hand, Drizzile has colors that cannot be traced to ones on the other two Pokemon, and lacks the distinctive head fin that Sobble and Inteleon have. It feels almost like Drizzile belongs to another line and I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that Drizzile was developed by a different designer than Sobble and Inteleon.
 
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Maybe it's just me, but I feel like several Galar Pokemon lack evolutionary cohesiveness where the pre-evolution and the evolution are disconnected in a sense. The prime example that comes to mind is Drizzile.
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I honestly get that feeling in some places, too. Like, Rolycoly has a wheel and loses it to evolve into something with legs? Or Thwackey gets yellow and then loses it? It's probably compounded by how we got evos before prevos with several Pokemon-Corviknight, Drednaw, Alcreamie...
 
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Maybe it's just me, but I feel like several Galar Pokemon lack evolutionary cohesiveness where the pre-evolution and the evolution are disconnected in a sense. The prime example that comes to mind is Drizzile.

Sobble and Inteleon share a few characteristics such as similar coloration, colored irises, and yellow head fins. On the other hand, Drizzile has colors that cannot be traced to ones on the other two Pokemon, and lacks the distinctive head fin that Sobble and Inteleon have. It feels almost like Drizzile belongs to another line and I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that Drizzile was developed by a different designer than Sobble and Inteleon.
It’s the “awkward middle-stage starter” syndrome. Almost every starter Pokémon family has it.

Rolycoly, however, is just inexcusable.
 
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I didn’t really look at the looks prior to the games release and haven’t really looked at anything now, but from what I seen in game I quite like the new Pokémon.

There’s still more than I think they should be adding but so far from what I’ve seen the designs and concepts are quite good!
 
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Thwackey is an amazing middle stage evo; fight me in a battle of music via sick beats with twig sticks.

(Seriously though, I really love its design, in-game, render, cry, etc. Playing with him in Camp is so much fun)
 
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I'm loving Dottler, or as I like to say, "The Dottler". I didn't think much of its pre-evolved form, but when it immediately learned Reflect, Light Screen and Confusion on evolving, I was like, "Oh... you'll be sticking around then." And it's now become the 2IC of the team. After Raboot, of course (another name I love to say... with a rolling R).
 
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I'm loving Dottler, or as I like to say, "The Dottler". I didn't think much of its pre-evolved form, but when it immediately learned Reflect, Light Screen and Confusion on evolving, I was like, "Oh... you'll be sticking around then." And it's now become the 2IC of the team. After Raboot, of course (another name I love to say... with a rolling R).
Dottler and now Orbeetle is a great member of my team. While I might’ve preferred a boost in. Spatk then Def as it took, I’m quite fine with it because now it’s extra bulky. I’ll likely run this moveset for the story, without Calm Mind but more like a protector of the team: Bug Buzz, Psychic, Reflect and Light Screen.
 
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Maybe it's just me, but I feel like several Galar Pokemon lack evolutionary cohesiveness where the pre-evolution and the evolution are disconnected in a sense. The prime example that comes to mind is Drizzile.

Sobble and Inteleon share a few characteristics such as similar coloration, colored irises, and yellow head fins. On the other hand, Drizzile has colors that cannot be traced to ones on the other two Pokemon, and lacks the distinctive head fin that Sobble and Inteleon have. It feels almost like Drizzile belongs to another line and I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that Drizzile was developed by a different designer than Sobble and Inteleon.
that's what i was thinking with Raboot. It looks out of place in the line with the black and the ninja aesthetic. If we got a bunny ninja it would've been awesome. But instead we got an anime chaaracter bunny. It just doesn't make sense.
 
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that's what i was thinking with Raboot. It looks out of place in the line with the black and the ninja aesthetic. If we got a bunny ninja it would've been awesome. But instead we got an anime chaaracter bunny. It just doesn't make sense.
It at least has a theme. Drizzile doesn’t really capture any specific theme at all except attacking using balloons and looks horribly inconsistent with its line. The neon green looks specially bad. I liked the recolour someone did which made the green parts dark blue like the shade on the middle of the tail.
Thwackey also has a pretty weird colour scheme and looks... weirdly elongated?

Raboot is easily the best middle evolution design of the three imo, even if it isn’t consistent. Does anyone have its Dex entires? It might explain some of the weirdness.
 
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When can we expect the official art for the officially not-revealed Pokemon (that is, almost all of them?)
 
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I'm going to beat Milo now. I don't remember a single pokémon game which took me so much time before the first GYM. Raboot is awesome; my Corvisquire is doing well too, and I'm still looking for a water type. Great game so far. Me negative thought? Hop is just Hau with one diferent design. No malasadas at least.
 
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It at least has a theme. Drizzile doesn’t really capture any specific theme at all except attacking using balloons and looks horribly inconsistent with its line. The neon green looks specially bad. I liked the recolour someone did which made the green parts dark blue like the shade on the middle of the tail.
Thwackey also has a pretty weird colour scheme and looks... weirdly elongated?
I think Drizzile fits if you just take it as a rebellious stage. It's wearing neon gloves from 90s Hot Topic and dyes its fin. Maybe the reason for the mittens are just "hand cocoons" while it grows actual hands that it attacks with.

Raboot works to if you think it spends so much time playing soccer that it's white fur turns dirty. The sweatshirt and bandana though are just one of those not clothing mysteries like Machoke and Machamp's belts.
 
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I'm going to beat Milo now. I don't remember a single pokémon game which took me so much time before the first GYM. Raboot is awesome; my Corvisquire is doing well too, and I'm still looking for a water type. Great game so far. Me negative thought? Hop is just Hau with one diferent design. No malasadas at least.
Well, he’s certainly more competitive than Hau was at the beginning of the story, at least.
 
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Some reviewers said Hop grew as a character in the story, or that he’d ‘what Hau should’ve been.’ I definitely saw an even that struck him a bit different then the latter, and overall he appears to be more driven then Hau in his quest.
 
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