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Let’s Talk Pokemon Gen 7! August News PT. 2!! August 11, 2016

Filed under: ~Video Game Writing~ — solarblade @ 3:41 pm

We finally got through the week where both a new trailer AND Corocoro releases and we got some interesting new designs and other things!

  • We get our first look at our evil team for our generation, Team Skull!  Also we meet the leader Guzmo and his admin, Plumeria!

Sunabaa, Shirodesuna

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So since Corocoro leaked first, I’ll start there.  Our first Pokemon we see are a two-line evolution with Sunabaa & Shirodesuna.  Both are of Ghost / Ground which it shares with the Golurk line!  Honestly, its design is a little of the wall, but there’s been plenty of those since the beginning.  I am loving that there’s a lot of Ghost types being introduced this generation and this one seems cool, if not maybe slow. Beyond that, not much else is known of its abilities or how it evolves.  Hoping that the trailer today would help, but it didn’t appear.

Nuikoguma

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Looks like Bewear does have a pre-evolution!  Nuikoguma is definitely a bit more cuter than its evolution.  It’s typing remains the same as a Normal / Fighting.  That’s all about this lil guy beyond that it was confirmation that the dex leak was pretty much fake.

Wishiwashi

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A Pokemon that first saw light on Corocoro and was later featured in the trailer, Wishiwashi is a pure Water type and normally that would just be boring as there’s plenty of them in the games.  However it comes with a unique ability, Schooling.  Where at a certain level it becomes it fearsome School Form.  Even Gyarados are afraid of it….  Overall, I love the gimmick and this stronger form could be quite useful.

Pyukumuku

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Despite that it did leak from Corocoro (a day later) and then was featured in the trailer, Pyukumuku at first glance looks cute, but boy it sure gets strange.  As another pure Water type, it might not have the gimmick that Wishiwashi has, but because of its design, it also has a new ability, Innards Out, where if it gets fainted the damage it got from the dealing blow is struck back at the opponent at half strength (like Destiny Bond, but weaker).

Morelull

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Then we have the only new Pokemon shown off in the trailer this morning, Morelull!  After being teased with the shenanigan typings of both the Florges line and Comfey, we finally have our first Grass / Fairy type.  We did get the ability choice of Illuminate or Effect Spore so it might be useful, but it might not, who knows.  I’m hoping it evolves into something cool!

Alolan Meowth, Alolan Marowak, Alolan Raichu

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So the trailer finishes off with some more Alolan forms of Kanto Pokemon.

Starting with the two from Corocoro, Meowth is first and its typing has changed to a pure Dark type.  Not sure what’ll be like with this new typing or if it’ll gain any new moves, but the thought is there for an Alolan Persian in the future.

Sadly, which it seems that Cubone doesn’t get this change, Marowak is now a Fire / Ghost type which is pretty cool.  Though we did get a hint of this from Kiawe’s profile so this made a WHOLE lot of sense as it’s based around a fire dancer now!

Last, but not least, Like Cubone, Pichu and Pikachu apparantly don’t get Alola forms, but instead Raichu does!  What caught my attention the most of our updated evolution was that now it’s an Electric / Psychic type and floats in the air looking like it’s surfing on its tail!  It really gives me vibes of Puka (the blue-eyed Pikachu from the anime), Surfing Pikachu, and the Raichu animation from using Surf in the Pokemon Stadium games.  Still, a bit odd with Psychic, but I’m definitely enjoying it!

 

Alright, See you all next month!  Though, I have a feeling it’ll be earlier lol!

 

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