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What are your game headcanons?

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Counterpoint: Eternal Flower Floette was never distributed. So clearly not everything they had planned got shoehorned into SM. Perhaps Volcanion was planned later and never completed or what, we don't know.
But we at least have indisputable, material evidence that Floette exists. So we can surmise that maybe they did intend to distribute it at some point. And more to the point, it's not even truly cut content - it still actually appears in the story in the context that's most relevant to it, as AZ's partner. Same for Magearna - who knows why it took them so long to hand it out to us, but the Original Color form was designed as a part of Magearna's character profile and appeared in the movie that featured it. They could have done the same with Volcanion forms if such things were planned to be part of its character setting. And speaking of the film, this is without even getting into what kind of rewrites or edits might be necessitated by a sudden decision to cut out a unique trait of a starring Pokémon.

The whole idea that Volcanion was supposed to have other forms which were planned but then given up on, just because it was so, so, so important that they connect them to those power plants specifically, is pretty wild speculation, and would be unlike anything we've seen occur in terms of cut content. It would be one thing if such a form (or forms) was just going to be a useless Keldeo- or Magearna-tier fluff form (but again, refer to the above - even E-Floette and O-Magearna weren't just silently swept under the rug without seeing the light of day in some fashion), but something that actually changes how the Pokémon operates in battle and which illustrates a key part of its character design (more on the level of Deoxys or Hoopa or Necrozma's forms) is far too significant to throw away for so pedantic a reason.
 
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Personally, I think it's better that they didn't distribute Eternal Flower Floette. It would have cheapened the fact that she's supposed to be unique to AZ if they gave one to everybody.

Speaking of, headcanon: E-Floette looks different from other Floettes because she's using a flower that went extinct 3000 years ago.

Edit: Also she can't evolve because a consequence of her immortality is that she's stuck in the same look forever. Obviously, the same cannot be said for AZ.
 
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I don't really do headcanons, nor do I know if this counts as one. But it's the only place I can think of where this would fit. If someone could point me to a more appropriate thread, that'd be nice.

If I were to write an adaptation of the games, here's the teams I would have the characters use. Criticisms are very much appreciated.

Red -
Pichu - Pikachu - Starter. Already evolved by debut.
Bulbasaur - Ivysaur - Venusaur
Spearow - Fearow
Eevee - Espeon - Youngest of triplets. Red wanted Flareon, but got this instead.
Cubone - Marowak - The Marowak ghost's child.
Gyarados - Used to be Blue's. He tricked Red into training and evolving it for him, but Gyarados took a liking to Red, so it stayed with him.
Snorlax
Lapras

Blue -
Pidgey - Pidgeotto - Pidgeot - Starter. Already evolved by debut.
Charmander - Charmeleon - Charizard
Abra - Kadabra - Alakazam
Machop - Machoke - Machamp
Eevee - Jolteon - Eldest of triplets. Bully.
Psyduck - Golduck

Green -
Meowth - Persian - Starter.
Squirtle - Wartortle - Blastoise
Caterpie - Metapod - Butterfree
Oddish - Gloom - Vileplume
Vulpix - Ninetales
Eevee - Vaporeon - Middle of triplets.

Ethan -
Hoothoot - Noctowl - Starter.
Cyndaquil - Quilava - Typhlosion
Aipom - Ambipom
Gligar - Gliscor
Tyrogue - Hitmontop
Phanpy - Donphan
Pichu - Pikachu - Raichu

Silver -
Nidoran - Nidorino - Nidoking - Starter. A gift from "dear old dad" before he left.
Totodile - Croconaw - Feraligatr
Zubat - Golbat - Crobat
Teddiursa - Ursaring
Sneasel - Weavile - Stolen from its Trainer
Larvitar - Pupitar - Tyranitar

Kris -
Wooper - Quagsire - Starter.
Chikorita - Bayleef - Meganium
Mareep - Flaaffy - Ampharos
Eevee - Umbreon
Yanma - Yanmega
Swinub - Piloswine - Mamoswine
Togepi - Togetic - Togekiss

Lyra - She and Kris are separate people. She takes the NPC role and is the Day-Care Couple's granddaughter. She loves Eggs.
Azurill - Marill - Azumarill - Starter.
Slugma - Magcargo - Flame Body for Egg-hatching.
Dunsparce
Smoochum - Jynx
Bonsly - Sudowoodo
Mantyke - Mantine
Remoraid - Octillery
Spiky-eared Pichu

Brendan - Takes the player role.
Corsola - Starter. According to B2W2, Norman is from Olivine, so I chose a Pokemon from there.
Torchic - Combusken - (Mega) Blaziken
Taillow - Swellow
Shroomish - Breloom
Aron - Lairon - Aggron
Electrike - (Mega) Manectric
Plusle

May - Takes the NPC role
Wingull - Pelipper - Starter
Mudkip - Marshtomp - (Mega) Swampert
(Mega) Sableye
Meditite - Medicham
Cacnea - Cacturne
Spinda
Minun

Wally -
Ralts - Kirlia - (Mega) Gallade
Treecko - Grovyle - (Mega) Sceptile
Skitty - Delcatty - Originally May's. She lent it to help him catch Ralts and later gave it to him.
Trapinch - Vibrava - Flygon
Swablu - Altaria
Kecleon

Lucas - Takes the NPC role.
Buizel - Floatzel - Starter
Turtwig - Grotle - Torterra
Shinx - Luxio - Luxray
Starly - Staravia - Staraptor
Riolu - Lucario - Received as an Egg from Riley
Rotom

Dawn - Takes the player role
Buneary - Lopunny - Starter
Chimchar - Monferno - Infernape
Pachirisu
Porygon - Porygon2 - Porygon-Z
Eevee - Glaceon
Snorunt - Froslass

Barry -
Budew - Roselia - Roserade - Starter
Piplup - Prinplup - Empoleon
Shellos - Gastrodon
Heracross
Murkrow - Honchkrow
Hippopotas - Hippowdon

Hilbert - Takes the player role.
Sandile - Krokorok - Krookodile- Starter
Oshawott - Dewott - Samurott
Pidove - Tranquill - Unfezant - Female.
Cottonee - Whimsicott
Zorua - Zoroark
Bouffalant

Hilda - Hilbert's twin sister
Blitzle - Zebstrika - Starter
Ducklett - Swanna
Cubchoo - Beartic
Mienfoo - Mienshao
Axew - Fraxure - Haxorus
Yamask - Cofagrigus
Reshiram

Cheren -
Rufflet - Braviary - Starter
Snivy - Servine - Serperior
Venipede - Whirlipede - Scolipede
Drillbur - Excadrill
Minccino - Cinccino
Emolga

Bianca -
Pansage - Simisage - Starter
Tepig - Pignite - Emboar
Munna - Musharna
Sewaddle - Swadloon - Leavanny
Woobat - Swoobat
Darumaka - Darmanitan

N - Despite releasing his Pokemon, these six chose to stay with him. They all have backstories and they were designed specifically to compete with Hilbert's team.
Golett - Golurk - Created by humans. Sees itself as N's protector. Rivals with Samurott
Petilil - Lilligant - Its original Trainer used it in Musicals.. It was released for poor performance. Rivals with Whimsicott
Archen - Archeops - Revived from a Fossil. Rivals with Unfezant
Tirtouga - Carracosta - Revived from a Fossil. Rivals with Krookodile
Sigilyph - Rivals with Zoroark.
Trubbish - Garbodor - Humans treated it like garbage for being garbage. Rivals with Bouffalant
Zekrom

Nate
Dwebble - Crustle - Starter
Tepig - Pignite - Emboar
Keldeo
Eevee - Leafeon
Vullaby - Mandibuzz
Stunfisk

Rosa -
Solosis - Duosion - Reuniclus - Starter
Snivy - Servine - Serperior
Meloetta
Deerling - Sawsbuck
Karrablast - Escavalier - Originally Hugh's
Tynamo - Eelektrik - Eelektross

Hugh -
Roggenrola - Boldore - Gigalith - Starter
Oshawott - Dewott - Samurott
Shelmet - Accelgor - Originally Rosa'a
(RS) Basculin
Genesect
Purrloin - Liepard

Calem - Takes the NPC role.
Dedenne - Starter
Chespin - Quilladin - Chesnaught
Charmander - Charmeleon - (Mega) Charizard (X&Y)
Furfrou
Honedge - Doublade - Aegislash
Clauncher - Clawitzer

Serena - Takes the player role
Helioptile - Heliolisk - Starter
Skiddo - Gogoat - Already evolved by debut.
Fennekin - Braixen - Delphox
(Mega) Mawile
Tyrunt - Tyrantrum - Revived from a Fossil
Noibat - Noivern

Shauna
Goomy - Sliggoo - Goodra - Starter
Froakie - Frogadier - Greninja
Scatterbug - Spewpa - (Elegant) Vivillon
Eevee - Sylveon
Phantump - Trevenant
(Mega) Absol

Tierno
Corphish - Crawdaunt - Starter
Bulbasaur - Ivysaur - (Mega) Venusaur
Hawlucha
Poliwag - Poliwhirl - Politoed
Skrelp - Dragalge
Pumpkaboo - Gourgeist

Trevor
Flabebe - Floette - Florges - Starter
Squirtle - Wartortle - (Mega) Blastoise
Fletchling - Fletchinder - Talonflame
(Mega) Kangaskhan
Pancham - Pangoro
Amaura - Aurorus - Revived from a Fossil.

Elio -
Rockruff - (Dusk) Lycanroc - Starter
Litten - Torracat - Incineroar
Pikipek - Trumbeak - Toucannon
Mudbray - Mudsdale
Fomantis - Lurantis
A. Sandshrew - A. Sandslash

Selene-
Oricorio - Starter
Rowlet - Dartrix - Decidueye
Grubbin - Charjabug - Vikavolt
Mareanie - Toxapex
Salandit - Salazzle
Mimikyu

Hau
Crabrawler - Crabominable - Starter
Popplio - Brionne - Primarina
Pichu - Pikachu - A. Raichu
Eevee - Flareon - And we've come full circle!
Passimian
A. Exeggutor

Gladion
Rockruff - (Midday) Lycanroc - Starter
Type:: Null - Silvally
Scraggy - Scrafty
Scyther - Scizor - A gift from Guzma.
Cubone - A. Marowak
Jangmo-o - Hakamo-o - Kommo-o

Lillie
A. Vulpix - A. Ninetales - Starters
Cleffa - Clefairy - Clefable
Cutiefly - Ribombee
Wishiwashi
Togedemaru
Komala

Chase -
Eevee - Partner
Rattata - Raticate
Mankey - Primeape
Growlithe - Arcanine
Farfetch'd
Slowpoke - Slowbro

Elaine-
Pikachu - Partner
Ekans - Arbok
Bellsprout - Weepinbell - Victreebel
Jigglypuff - Wigglytuff
Ponyta - Rapidash
Doduo - Dodrio

Trace
Weedle - Kakuna - (Mega) Beedrill
Diglett - Dugtrio
Geodude - Graveler - Golem
Krabby - Kingler
Mr. Mime
Ditto

Victor -
G. Farfetch'd - Sirfetch'd - Starter
Sobble - Drizzile - (GMAX) Inteleon
G. Meowth - Perrserker
Silicobra - (GMAX) Sandaconda
Arctozolt
Drakloak - Dragapult

Gloria -
Rookidee - Corvisquire - (GMAX) Corviknight - Starter
Grookey - Thwackey - (GMAX) Rillaboom -
Chewtle - Drednaw
Yamper - Boltund
Applin - Appletun
G. Corsola - Cursola

Hop
Wooloo - Dubwool - Starter
Scorbunny - Raboot - (GMAX) Cinderace
Cramorant
Arrokuda - Barraskewda
Clubbopus - Grapploct
Falinks

Bede
Hattena - Hattrem - (GMAX) Hatterene - Starter
G. Ponyta - G. Rapidash
Blipbug - Dottler - (GMAX)
Sizzlipede - Centiskorch
Sinistea - Polteageist
Milcery - Alcremie - A gift from Opal.

Marnie
Morpeko - Starter
Impidimp - Mogrem - (GMAX) Grimmsnarl
Toxel - (GMAX) Toxtricity (A)
G. Yamask - Runerigus
Snom - Frosmoth
Croagunk - Toxicroak
 
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I don't really do headcanons, nor do I know if this counts as one. But it's the only place I can think of where this would fit. If someone could point me to a more appropriate thread, that'd be nice.
Maybe the anime headcanons thread?
 
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I don't really do headcanons, nor do I know if this counts as one. But it's the only place I can think of where this would fit. If someone could point me to a more appropriate thread, that'd be nice.

If I were to write an adaptation of the games, here's the teams I would have the characters use. Criticisms are very much appreciated.

Red -
Pichu - Pikachu - Starter. Already evolved by debut.
Bulbasaur - Ivysaur - Venusaur
Spearow - Fearow
Eevee - Espeon - Youngest of triplets. Red wanted Flareon, but got this instead.
Cubone - Marowak - The Marowak ghost's child.
Gyarados - Used to be Blue's. He tricked Red into training and evolving it for him, but Gyarados took a liking to Red, so it stayed with him.
Snorlax
Lapras

Blue -
Pidgey - Pidgeotto - Pidgeot - Starter. Already evolved by debut.
Charmander - Charmeleon - Charizard
Abra - Kadabra - Alakazam
Machop - Machoke - Machamp
Eevee - Jolteon - Eldest of triplets. Bully.
Psyduck - Golduck

Green -
Meowth - Persian - Starter.
Squirtle - Wartortle - Blastoise
Caterpie - Metapod - Butterfree
Oddish - Gloom - Vileplume
Vulpix - Ninetales
Eevee - Vaporeon - Middle of triplets.

Ethan -
Hoothoot - Noctowl - Starter.
Cyndaquil - Quilava - Typhlosion
Aipom - Ambipom
Gligar - Gliscor
Tyrogue - Hitmontop
Phanpy - Donphan
Pichu - Pikachu - Raichu

Silver -
Nidoran - Nidorino - Nidoking - Starter. A gift from "dear old dad" before he left.
Totodile - Croconaw - Feraligatr
Zubat - Golbat - Crobat
Teddiursa - Ursaring
Sneasel - Weavile - Stolen from its Trainer
Larvitar - Pupitar - Tyranitar

Kris -
Wooper - Quagsire - Starter.
Chikorita - Bayleef - Meganium
Mareep - Flaaffy - Ampharos
Eevee - Umbreon
Yanma - Yanmega
Swinub - Piloswine - Mamoswine
Togepi - Togetic - Togekiss

Lyra - She and Kris are separate people. She takes the NPC role and is the Day-Care Couple's granddaughter. She loves Eggs.
Azurill - Marill - Azumarill - Starter.
Slugma - Magcargo - Flame Body for Egg-hatching.
Dunsparce
Smoochum - Jynx
Bonsly - Sudowoodo
Mantyke - Mantine
Remoraid - Octillery
Spiky-eared Pichu

Brendan - Takes the player role.
Corsola - Starter. According to B2W2, Norman is from Olivine, so I chose a Pokemon from there.
Torchic - Combusken - (Mega) Blaziken
Taillow - Swellow
Shroomish - Breloom
Aron - Lairon - Aggron
Electrike - (Mega) Manectric
Plusle

May - Takes the NPC role
Wingull - Pelipper - Starter
Mudkip - Marshtomp - (Mega) Swampert
(Mega) Sableye
Meditite - Medicham
Cacnea - Cacturne
Spinda
Minun

Wally -
Ralts - Kirlia - (Mega) Gallade
Treecko - Grovyle - (Mega) Sceptile
Skitty - Delcatty - Originally May's. She lent it to help him catch Ralts and later gave it to him.
Trapinch - Vibrava - Flygon
Swablu - Altaria
Kecleon

Lucas - Takes the NPC role.
Buizel - Floatzel - Starter
Turtwig - Grotle - Torterra
Shinx - Luxio - Luxray
Starly - Staravia - Staraptor
Riolu - Lucario - Received as an Egg from Riley
Rotom

Dawn - Takes the player role
Buneary - Lopunny - Starter
Chimchar - Monferno - Infernape
Pachirisu
Porygon - Porygon2 - Porygon-Z
Eevee - Glaceon
Snorunt - Froslass

Barry -
Budew - Roselia - Roserade - Starter
Piplup - Prinplup - Empoleon
Shellos - Gastrodon
Heracross
Murkrow - Honchkrow
Hippopotas - Hippowdon

Hilbert - Takes the player role.
Sandile - Krokorok - Krookodile- Starter
Oshawott - Dewott - Samurott
Pidove - Tranquill - Unfezant - Female.
Cottonee - Whimsicott
Zorua - Zoroark
Bouffalant

Hilda - Hilbert's twin sister
Blitzle - Zebstrika - Starter
Ducklett - Swanna
Cubchoo - Beartic
Mienfoo - Mienshao
Axew - Fraxure - Haxorus
Yamask - Cofagrigus
Reshiram

Cheren -
Rufflet - Braviary - Starter
Snivy - Servine - Serperior
Venipede - Whirlipede - Scolipede
Drillbur - Excadrill
Minccino - Cinccino
Emolga

Bianca -
Pansage - Simisage - Starter
Tepig - Pignite - Emboar
Munna - Musharna
Sewaddle - Swadloon - Leavanny
Woobat - Swoobat
Darumaka - Darmanitan

N - Despite releasing his Pokemon, these six chose to stay with him. They all have backstories and they were designed specifically to compete with Hilbert's team.
Golett - Golurk - Created by humans. Sees itself as N's protector. Rivals with Samurott
Petilil - Lilligant - Its original Trainer used it in Musicals.. It was released for poor performance. Rivals with Whimsicott
Archen - Archeops - Revived from a Fossil. Rivals with Unfezant
Tirtouga - Carracosta - Revived from a Fossil. Rivals with Krookodile
Sigilyph - Rivals with Zoroark.
Trubbish - Garbodor - Humans treated it like garbage for being garbage. Rivals with Bouffalant
Zekrom

Nate
Dwebble - Crustle - Starter
Tepig - Pignite - Emboar
Keldeo
Eevee - Leafeon
Vullaby - Mandibuzz
Stunfisk

Rosa -
Solosis - Duosion - Reuniclus - Starter
Snivy - Servine - Serperior
Meloetta
Deerling - Sawsbuck
Karrablast - Escavalier - Originally Hugh's
Tynamo - Eelektrik - Eelektross

Hugh -
Roggenrola - Boldore - Gigalith - Starter
Oshawott - Dewott - Samurott
Shelmet - Accelgor - Originally Rosa'a
(RS) Basculin
Genesect
Purrloin - Liepard

Calem - Takes the NPC role.
Dedenne - Starter
Chespin - Quilladin - Chesnaught
Charmander - Charmeleon - (Mega) Charizard (X&Y)
Furfrou
Honedge - Doublade - Aegislash
Clauncher - Clawitzer

Serena - Takes the player role
Helioptile - Heliolisk - Starter
Skiddo - Gogoat - Already evolved by debut.
Fennekin - Braixen - Delphox
(Mega) Mawile
Tyrunt - Tyrantrum - Revived from a Fossil
Noibat - Noivern

Shauna
Goomy - Sliggoo - Goodra - Starter
Froakie - Frogadier - Greninja
Scatterbug - Spewpa - (Elegant) Vivillon
Eevee - Sylveon
Phantump - Trevenant
(Mega) Absol

Tierno
Corphish - Crawdaunt - Starter
Bulbasaur - Ivysaur - (Mega) Venusaur
Hawlucha
Poliwag - Poliwhirl - Politoed
Skrelp - Dragalge
Pumpkaboo - Gourgeist

Trevor
Flabebe - Floette - Florges - Starter
Squirtle - Wartortle - (Mega) Blastoise
Fletchling - Fletchinder - Talonflame
(Mega) Kangaskhan
Pancham - Pangoro
Amaura - Aurorus - Revived from a Fossil.

Elio -
Rockruff - (Dusk) Lycanroc - Starter
Litten - Torracat - Incineroar
Pikipek - Trumbeak - Toucannon
Mudbray - Mudsdale
Fomantis - Lurantis
A. Sandshrew - A. Sandslash

Selene-
Oricorio - Starter
Rowlet - Dartrix - Decidueye
Grubbin - Charjabug - Vikavolt
Mareanie - Toxapex
Salandit - Salazzle
Mimikyu

Hau
Crabrawler - Crabominable - Starter
Popplio - Brionne - Primarina
Pichu - Pikachu - A. Raichu
Eevee - Flareon - And we've come full circle!
Passimian
A. Exeggutor

Gladion
Rockruff - (Midday) Lycanroc - Starter
Type:: Null - Silvally
Scraggy - Scrafty
Scyther - Scizor - A gift from Guzma.
Cubone - A. Marowak
Jangmo-o - Hakamo-o - Kommo-o

Lillie
A. Vulpix - A. Ninetales - Starters
Cleffa - Clefairy - Clefable
Cutiefly - Ribombee
Wishiwashi
Togedemaru
Komala

Chase -
Eevee - Partner
Rattata - Raticate
Mankey - Primeape
Growlithe - Arcanine
Farfetch'd
Slowpoke - Slowbro

Elaine-
Pikachu - Partner
Ekans - Arbok
Bellsprout - Weepinbell - Victreebel
Jigglypuff - Wigglytuff
Ponyta - Rapidash
Doduo - Dodrio

Trace
Weedle - Kakuna - (Mega) Beedrill
Diglett - Dugtrio
Geodude - Graveler - Golem
Krabby - Kingler
Mr. Mime
Ditto

Victor -
G. Farfetch'd - Sirfetch'd - Starter
Sobble - Drizzile - (GMAX) Inteleon
G. Meowth - Perrserker
Silicobra - (GMAX) Sandaconda
Arctozolt
Drakloak - Dragapult

Gloria -
Rookidee - Corvisquire - (GMAX) Corviknight - Starter
Grookey - Thwackey - (GMAX) Rillaboom -
Chewtle - Drednaw
Yamper - Boltund
Applin - Appletun
G. Corsola - Cursola

Hop
Wooloo - Dubwool - Starter
Scorbunny - Raboot - (GMAX) Cinderace
Cramorant
Arrokuda - Barraskewda
Clubbopus - Grapploct
Falinks

Bede
Hattena - Hattrem - (GMAX) Hatterene - Starter
G. Ponyta - G. Rapidash
Blipbug - Dottler - (GMAX)
Sizzlipede - Centiskorch
Sinistea - Polteageist
Milcery - Alcremie - A gift from Opal.

Marnie
Morpeko - Starter
Impidimp - Mogrem - (GMAX) Grimmsnarl
Toxel - (GMAX) Toxtricity (A)
G. Yamask - Runerigus
Snom - Frosmoth
Croagunk - Toxicroak
I think it’s fine for this thread, but you might also want to check out this one.
 
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Most (if not all) technology in the Pokemon world are developed by combining the knowledge of scientists and engineers. Many scientists who researched the safe transfer of Pokemon were biologists. Many engineers who helped were coders who worked really close to the biologists to ensure Pokemon was kept safe. There was originally a glitch in the system where certain Pokemon who were not allowed to go back in time were able to, thus injuring them because of the glitch. This caused the transfer system from original Johto to be canceled in the original Hoenn and second Kanto, but the project was picked back up for the transfer to original Sinnoh and second Johto.
 
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Why do I feel this is going to get confirmed later down the line?
If GF decide to address the identical appearance at all in-story, it's realistically only going to be that or reincarnation.

Either way, I probably would have preferred new and unique looking MCs myself honestly.
 

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Why do I feel this is going to get confirmed later down the line?
If GF decide to address the identical appearance at all in-story, it's realistically only going to be that or reincarnation.

Either way, I probably would have preferred new and unique looking MCs myself honestly.
Either way, I hate it. I hate the cheap cop out that is literal identical ancestors as a way to be uncreative with your design. At least USUM had a proper excuse in that it was just another timeline/parallel dimension but this stinks on every angle.
 
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At least they look somewhat different. BDSP didn’t even bother with redesigns.
 

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At least they look somewhat different. BDSP didn’t even bother with redesigns.
Well, yeah. If I wear different clothing, I look different as well everyday.

Point remains, their appearance is the same. Same features, same skin color, same hairstyle, same hair color, everything. It's a full 1:1. That's just lazy especially when you have the chance and an actual good reason to replace them for brand-new protagonists.
 
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Either way, I hate it. I hate the cheap cop out that is literal identical ancestors as a way to be uncreative with your design. At least USUM had a proper excuse in that it was just another timeline/parallel dimension but this stinks on every angle.
By all odds, they’re going to be related. What is this, 300-400 years in the past? The exact similar appearance is a little frustrating, but I’m expecting at least a little character customization, so you aren’t identical clones.
 
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Lillie goes through the Kanto league while waiting for her mother to fully recover. She almost beats the whole thing, winning all her gym battles, but doesn’t make it past the first Elite Four member.

Later, after training a lot, she returns to the Alola region with her now fully recovered mother and takes on the island challenge. This time, she does beat the Elite Four and even manages to beat Elio/Selene, becoming the new Alola champion.
 
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Somewhere on here I've posted what I think the surnames of all the Kanto gym leaders are. It is time for part two: Johto Boogaloo (note: All of these are based on Bulbapedia's translation of their Japanese names):

  • Falkner's last name is Peregrine. Falkner Peregrine.
  • Bugsy's last name is Horsetail. Bugsy Horsetail. Yeah I know that makes no sense but neither does Cicada and calling him Bugsy Insect is just dumb.
  • Whitney's last name is Madder. Whitney Madder.
  • Morty's last name is Pine. Morty Pine.
  • Chuck is just Chuck. Chuck.
  • Jasmine's last name is Mikan. Jasmine Mikan. I know that its just her Japanese name but it sounds good and I'm not calling her Jasmine Citrus or Jasmine Clementine.
  • Pryce's last name is Willow. Pryce Willow.
  • And finally, Clair's last name is Dragonbreath. Clair Dragonbreath. Bad. Ass.
 
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Sorry, it's just chayote is used a lot here, so it was unintentionally hilarious to me.
Eh, Peregrine's cooler anyways. The only other option was Falcon which makes zero sense.
 
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