- Feb 24, 2019
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Y’all need to temper your expectations for Sprigatito so that so many people aren’t devastated when it becomes a slender, feminine humanoid gardener.
I just looked it up- that’s Italian in origin. Doable if they go less strict in the regions theme than they did with SwSh. That was so extremely British with all three, but no other region was like that yet.It'll become Grass Puss in Boots, mark my words!
I don't know, it seems like Game Freak are really trying to connect the starters post-XY to the culture of the regions more. I mean for example Galar had a spy lizard, a soccer bunny, and the Cadbury gorilla. James Bond, football, and rock music are associated with the UK.I think people try too hard to link the starter's literal appearances to the region. I like the Unova starters in concept because they're not MURICA!, but instead reflect the region's multicultural design philosophy.
You have a very good pointI think people try too hard to link the starter's literal appearances to the region. I like the Unova starters in concept because they're not MURICA!, but instead reflect the region's multicultural design philosophy.
I don't know, it seems like Game Freak are really trying to connect the starters post-XY to the culture of the regions more. I mean for example Galar had a spy lizard, a soccer bunny, and the Cadbury gorilla. James Bond, football, and rock music are associated with the UK.
So it's kind of reasonable to make the connection between Spain and what the starters are based off of. Like Fuecoco being a pepper or how Sprigatito could grow up to be an Iberian Lynx. It's probably one of the more mundane and possibly true therories.
I think Sprigatito will be a special sweeper. The last Grass sweeper is Sceptile (and it's totally not good) and I think it's about time to have a good one. It will probably gain the Fairy type which is meh competitively considering it will be frail af but it may get a good ability and great speed (100+).What i have noticed since gen 6 about the starters, is that you can deduct the role they will be playing in the games based on the base stage. The more stocky starters, become the tanks of the region, the sleekest starters become the sweepers and the other starter is a mix of both. This is especially visible from gen 3 onwards.
Sweeper - Treecko
Tank - Mudkip
Mix - Torchic
Sweeper - Chimchar
Tank - Turtwig
Piplup - Mix
Sweeper - Snivy
Tank - Tepig
Mix - Oshawott
Gen 6 -
Sweeper - Froakie
Tank - Chespin
Mix - Fennekin
Sweeper - Rowlet
Tank - Popplio
Mix - Litten
With gen 8, it isn't as visible with the Sobble and Scorbunny, but it becomes more visible with middle stage
Sweeper - Drizzile
Tank - Thwacky
Mix - Raboot
Sweeper - Quaxly
Tank - Fuecoco
Mix - Sprigatito
As for the secondary types (If they get them that is), i can see Grass/Fairy, Fire/Poison (The Chili Pepper and Apple inspiration that seems to be going on) and Water/Fighting.
In that case, Sprigitatito most likely becomes a Mixed attacker, while Fuecoco solely focuses on Special and Quaxly on Physical to make the best use out of their secondary typings.
What i have noticed also is that we only have one sweeper and tank fire type so far from gen 3 onwards (Although obviously, Charizard fullfils that role as well).
Grass on the other hand, has had the most tanks (With 3, technically 5 if we count Venusaur and Meganium, but design wise, especially in the final evolution, Blastoise and Feraligatr can also be counted as tanks, so i don't count Venusaur and Meganium in this argument, since the pattern wasn't as obvious in the first 2 gens). We have the least amount of mixed, with 0 at this point.
While Water has the most sweepers (With 3), water is also the most balanced in general taking everything in mind, since we also have 2 tanks (Mudkip and Popplio) and this is not taking into account Blastoise (Who can be a tank as well, just as being a mix) and Feraligtr (Same argument as with Blastoise) and 2 mix, with Piplup and Oshawott.
So while i feel like having a sweeper Water type is bad (Since we have gotten 3 in the last 4 generations (Froakie, Sobble and now Quaxly), Grass and Fire being the Mix and Tank respectively isn't a bad thing and while Quaxly is my favorite design so far and water being my favorite starter type in general, it makes me lean towards using Fuecoco (Which is rather funny, since fire is amongst by least favorite types and its my least favorite design out of the three), because i am honestly sick of getting sweeper Water types.