Well we are finally down to the wire and Pokemon Black & White is released in Japan in 4 days. Corocoro also was released a few days earlier than planned so I’m gonna go through what’s been going on through the last few weeks! Could you believe that there’s new things mentioned?
- Well, the biggest of them all is the fact the Generation 1-4 will not have new pre-evos or evos and it makes sense since Isshu is based off of New York and in the Pokeworld, it’s way across from the other 4 places (and all those regions in the side games).
- That being said, Mamanbou IS NOT an evolution for Luvdisc (wow…that’s just odd)
- Add in that there’s no split evolutions (Example: Gloom to either Vileplume or Bellossom)
- Total Pokemon this Generation: 156
- Dento isn’t the only gym leader in the first. It’s Dento, Podda, and Kon and each of the gym leaders own one of the monkeys: Dento = Yanappu, Podda = Baoppu, and Kon = Hiyappu.
- Aloe is the second gym leader, but still unknown as to what she exactly owns…
- Dream World is still unknown, but at least previous gen PKMN are found that way (which means it’s probably post-Elite Four)
- Unfortunately, there is still no Dark gym…
Let’s get into our new Sugumori arts!
Desukan, Denchura, Doryuuzu, and Ononokusu
So we have to go through our Oha Suta PKMN that were released 2-3 months ago (by accident?). Out of the four, Desukan really piqued my curiousity because of the fact it’s a damn sarcophagus. I was a little disappointed that it’s a lone Ghost type and not a dual, but I’ll live because it looks really evil. It does remind me of Cloyster a little bit with the whole hide your parts inside deal, but we’ll see how it goes because it’s definitely a cool looking PKMN.
Yay, it’s true that there’s a Bug/Electric type in the 5th Generation and it’s the first of such typing as well. Denchura is so damn cute and to know that it possibly can learn Spider Web and Zap Cannon is so daunting! I think I’ll be using this one alot in the game ^_^
In one of the videos that was released on Japan’s Wii Nintendo Channel, we get to officially see that Moguryu evolves into this badass of a Pokemon who’s typing is Ground/Steel. Doryuuzu is also kind of realistically short only passing 2 feet…I thought it was bigger when Oha Suta showed it off but w/e. Pretty cool for a PKMN
So…I have to also tell, Pokemon Sunday also announced Desukan, Denchura and Ononokusu (weird, no Doryuuzu?). What weirds me out is that Kibago fully evolves into this thing which is oddly enough still a pure Dragon type. All we need now is the connection between cute and freaky XD
Yanappu, Hiyappu, and Baoppu
So, right around when Kibago was found out, there was another little toy next to it that looked like it had broccoli on its head. Turns out Yanappu, a Grass type was real and is also Dento’s PKMN so of course it was shown off early. It’s adorable as well and I hope to be able to catch one of these!
Then the back of the game’s box was leaked out and we saw that there was a glimpse of this PKMN’s back. Of course if you can’t guess by now, Hiyappu’s a Water type and is Kon’s PKMN as well.
We get a Fire type as well, even though this looks like a love mixture of Aipom and Chimchar in the most weirdest of ways. Since this guy was known last it kind of strange. Still, I love the fact that the three monkeys are based off of the whole , See no, Hear no, Speak no idea and I thought it was clever and even making them the first gym Pokemon even better.
Tabunne & Basurao
These next two Pokemon (along with Emonga and Darumakka) were known since the bus demo of the game was going around. Tabunne finally gets a Sugumori picture and I still think it looks like an obese MIPS albeit mroe creepy XD. Hearing about some of the info about it though it seems to be the Chansey of the Generation and Chansey was creepy too LOL. I know competitively it’ll suck since it’s a Normal type but w/e.
I mean we all know how much we dislike Magikarp, Carvanha, Tentacool, and at various sections Feebas, but Basurao seems to be this Gen’s easy to find Water type. However, it’s got another side where the red lines change to blue. Not sure which one is more dangerous, but I rather wonder if it evolves or not cuz damn, it’s pissed off!
Choroneko was seen first with a bunch of other PKMN (and Tabunne’s official Sugumori art) as a preview. Being a Dark type, Choroneko right now stands out because N’s primary PKMN is this kitty!
Mebukijika, Monmen, Churine, Tamagetake, Dangoro, Buffalon, and Yorterrie
Yup, you guessed it, Shikijika does evolve into something bigger and a bit more mature looking than some other PKMN xD Though it’s not a case of Burmy > Wormadam, it also follows which season is currently happening. So of course, Spring has flowers in it’s antlers, Summer has a full leafy side, I can’t seem to remember Autumn’s, but Winter has snow I think. It’s an interesting concept and it keeps its Normal/Grass typing as well.
When I first saw this new Grass type PKMN, I kept thinking why did they mix a Hoppip with it’s evolution, Jumpluff to get this guy. I mean it’s got the Cotton fluff look to it which is cool and I’m sure it’ll learn Cotton Spore (and even Spore for that matter) this time. I guess we’ll wait till its evolutions come out.
Another Grass type? Wow, anywho, Churine reminds me of Oddish but more green LOL. Since there’s not much known about it besides it was shown off early in one of the other Nintendo Channel movies in it’s outside sprite, I can’t say much, but it’s cute too.
If Toad wasn’t enough a reason for this to happen, then I don’t know what I’m thinking anymore! Tamagetake, A Grass/Poison PKMN, really brought back the whole WTF side because of the top of it is a Pokeball (means of protection, I don’t think so). Since people claim this as the Voltorb of the generation, I’m not hating this at all and it’s kind of cute too in a way.
So this thing is when it’s all finished and fully evolved, it’s supposed to be a Gigaiasu? Wow, claimed as the Geodude of the Generation, Dangoro screams parallels more to 3rd Gen’s Beldum and when the fanart of the middle evolution looked like Metang it was so obvious. Still a pure Rock type though so I guess that’s alright.
So Tauros finally gets an evolution right?….ERRRRRR WRONG! With the news that this Generation is all new and to itself Buffalon is its own PKMN which startles me because look how close them two are (same with Mamanbou and Luvdisc, even Yorterrie and Growlithe now)…I have no idea why the creators made something to throw and potentially piss fans off with but it’s just so wrong. I know the Normal typing there too, but c’mon Isshu is nowhere near Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh. We’ll see how this turns out.
If it wasn’t for the news, Yooterrie would easily had been thought of as Growlithe’s pre-evo because of how similar they look in design and looks (minus the pie-face). Even to throw it out, Yooterrie is a Normal type too, but then again Azurill (a Normal type, evolved into Marill, a Water type). It’s got its own evolutions so that throws all that discussion out the window!
Janobii, Chaobu, and Futachimaru
The biggest discussion in this whole Generation so far is the starters of course. Now not many people are beefing on Tsutaaja’s line because well, it was going to end up that way and many people actually enjoy it. The final evolution was leaked too, but hasnt been Sugumori-fied. Janobii is just what it is and that’s a middle evolution so it doesn’t fully matter to me. Still smug though ^_^
Out of the three, Chaobu probably has had the most discussion not because of its looks but of it’s typing which is once again the only middle evolution of the last 4 Generations. Which is made worse when Chaobu’s typnig is Fire/Fighting. Many people (like me) are tired of this typing of the starters since Combusken < Blaziken, and Monferno < Infernape. Can we have something different please?
As for the Water type middle, not much has been talked about it as much as it’s evolution where it goes from two legs to four and becomes well…a hunchback Dialga (that’s saying it nicely). I don’t like it since it just looks awfully different from Mijimaru and Futachimaru. Time will see if I get used to it.
Now there’s been FANART (not Sugumori art) of various PKMN that someone has been leaking out lately and since he was correct on them, some of em are looking cool and some are just pure strange (Ice Cream PKMN???). I’m still waiting on official arts from Darumakka and Hatooboo which they’ve been known for a long time. Yes, I will go through ALL OF THEM when they all get their Sugumori arts so be prepared ^_^!