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GENERATION 7: Those legendaries and what? Ultra Beasts…ehhhhh? February 18, 2017

Filed under: ~Teh Pokemon: 7th Gen~ — solarblade @ 8:20 am

Here we are, to the big legendary post right?  Yeah there’s quite a lot this time (maybe not much as Generations 4 & 5, but still a lot).  So shall we start?!?

064: Tapu Koko

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We begin with the first of the legendary Tapus which in the game are considered island deities!  Now most fans will think Tapu Koko because it was shown off first (the other 3 would be revealed together a couple months later).  Being an Electric/Fairy type, it does share its typing with Dedenne, but luckily it does have more power (being a legendary, you’d hope so, right?).  Now all the Tapus do share similar abilities and signature moves (on top of a specific Z-stone they share amongst each other).  Though, I do like Tapu Koko still over the other 3, but I dunno it’s cool…

065: Tapu Lele

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The next Tapu is the guardian deity of Akala Island!  Being the Psychic/Fairy type (shared with the Gardevoir & Mr. Mime lines).  Now because of that I’m not totally fond of Tapu Lele as much as I am with the others, but oh well.  So talking about unique move’s, Nature’s Madness is learned between all 4 Tapus and it’s a move that cuts HP in half…pretty cool move to have I’d say!

066: Tapu Bulu

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Just from the look of it, I never would have guessed Tapu Bulu would’ve been a Grass/Fairy type (I going by actual colors, I would’ve thought it was a Fire type, but color me surprised when it isn’t).  Sharing types with Whimsicott, Tapu Bulu was quite a feat to capture (wasted so many Ultra Balls on this thing)…and I was so finally happy to capture this guy, but once again I felt like Tapu Koko had more interesting options.  Talking about abilities, they all have an ability called ____ Surge where it’s like a ____ Terrain move but the type of Terrain is of the Guardian’s primary type so here with Tapu Bulu it’s Grassy Surge which puts down an automatic Grassy Terrain for 5 turns.

067: Tapu Fini

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Last but not least, Tapu Fini comes in as the Water/Fairy Tapu (sharing types with the Azumarill line & Primarina), it’s probably the next forgettable Tapu for me though I do prefer it slightly over Primarina, but definitely not Azumarill.  Still, it’s one of the more interesting designs of the 4 so that’s always good!

068: Cosmog, 069: Cosmoem, 070: Solgaleo, 071: Lunala

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Wow, our first Box Legendaries that actually evolve from something?  Yup, interestingly enough this is a split evolution line and is made so from what game you own (Sun for Solgaleo & Moon for Lunala).  As majority of the story revolves around Lillie and her growth and story, we also follow her Pokémon, Cosmog…now storyline-wise, you do watch it go from its aloof self to the legendary of the game (and later keep, as Lillie doesn’t want it to not have an adventure).  Though it’s weird that you can get another Cosmog post-game, but it’ll evolve into the same legendary you have already.

Talking about the pure Psychic-type Cosmog & Cosmoem, they’re both REALLY useless in the game as the Cosmog you get post-game starts out at level 5 and only knows the move Teleport, and only evolves into Cosmoem at level 43 and only gains the move Cosmic Power which is still mad useless.  I will say that Cosmoem is the heaviest Pokémon currently now, but otherwise these two are bad to have on a team.

Ten levels later, Cosmoem will evolve into either Solgaleo or Lunala depending on the game.  Starting with the Psychic/Steel Solgaleo, I did end up getting this after the game through trading since Moon didn’t have it.  Now, I personally thought it would’ve been a Fire type because of its signature move Sunsteel Strike being a thing).  Now, the whole Radiant sun form doesn’t really show up anywhere in the game (well storymode a lil bit, but nowhere else not even in battles).

Lunala was what I got and I ended up enjoying it so far though being a Psychic/Ghost isn’t a new type to us (Hoopa has it).  Moongeist Beam has saved me a lot of times and honestly between the two, Lunala has the better design IMO.  Like I said above, it’s “alternative” Full moon look, isn’t really delved upon, so not sure why the site made a big deal about it though.

072: Nihilego

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Moving onto the Ultra Beasts now, these guys were post-game missions where they transported to Alola from the dimensional portal that Lusamine opened in the game’s story.  As Nihilego is kind of shown off as the main UB shown off (at one point taking over Lusamine), Nihilego is quite a danger to people.  Though after capturing one, we find out more about it and it’s very cool!  A unique typing of Rock/Poison (strange but suiting), it’s a cool thing! (they aren’t classified as Pokémon, so I’m not calling them that).

073: Buzzwole

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I have to admit, these UBs were such a shock to see being included because their designs overall are so different and doesn’t scream Pokémon at all!  One of the Sun exlusives, Buzzwole are Bug/Fighting types (shares with its Moon counterpart, Pheromosa & Heracross) and such a strange look to it, but that may be due to its HUGE muscles and yet walks on fours!  Like I said in previous posts, Sun exclusive were late to the party so I haven’t really paid too much attention to Buzzwole

074: Pheromosa

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To be fair, I was more intimidated by its Moon counterpart, Pheromosa which like I said with Buzzwole, a Bug/Fighting type.  It’s quite something when they’re super fast and quite crushing with their moves.  I think I would’ve preferred some color here and let’s be honest, despite not having genders…it’s CLEAR which one is male and female here lol.  Though there was a scene in the game where Buzzwole/Pheromosa would clash off with Tapu Koko, there was no true conclusion to it and left me wondering.  Still, I really liked this Ultra Beast!

075: Xurkitree

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When they started showing off these UBs, I, like many others felt that they were connected to some of the human characters (like Nihilego resembled Lillie, Pheromosa with Lusamine and now Xurkitree with Guzma (Team Skull’s leader).  Of the UBs though, Xurkitree is the only one with just a single type, Electric.  This one can be a terror if you let it reign over you.  With a lot of strong Electric-type attacks mixed with its ability, Beast Boost (an ability that all UBs have where it boosts the highest stat of the specific UB, in this case Xurkitree’s SP.ATK when it downs an opponent, so battles can go from doable to unbearable real quick!

076: Celesteela

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They just keep getting more bizarre doesn’t it?  Another set of game exclusives, this time the Moon exclusive comes first in Celesteela (which ties with Cosmoem as heaviest Pokémon).  This futuristic bastion of a Pokémon, Celesteela shares its typing with Skarmory (Steel/Flying).  I really like this Ultra Beast though (but I’m a sucker for the turquoise color!).

077: Kartana

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An Ultra Beast that’s based off of origami?  Though like Nihilego, it does have the great unique typing of Grass/Steel (and great, I mean a totally unfortunate one because it has an EASY 4x weakness to Fire moves.  It’s also so tiny, but I like that it leans a lot of slashing moves.  It’s probably my favorite of the Ultra Beats, but I’m sad that I had to trade for it since it’s a Sun exclusive.

078: Guzzlord

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Hmmmm, the strongest of the Ultra Beasts (and the last one to obtain in the post-game mission), Guzzlord is quite the best and it doesn’t help that its best star is its HP (which luckily is not boosted from Beast Boost but its defenses are raised.  This thing is just HUGE and such a big mouth!  Sharing its dual typing of Dark/Dragon with the Hydreigon line, the two share a lot of strange things together, but this one cane survive a LOT more hits.  Interesting fella to say the least.

079: Necrozma

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So after you’ve finished dealing with the Ultra Beasts, Looker tells you of another possible one found on Melemele Island.  Though unlike the UBs, Necrozma is actually a Pokémon, due to it being able to actually be caught in a Pokeball (something I didn’t mention was that Ultra Beast can only be caught by Beast Balls).  It’s a strange happening and it feels somewhat anticlimactic because there’s really not much behind it sadly for a legendary.  I do like the design and the whole prism shtick is great…but a pure Psychic?  At least make it Rock/Psychic at least…

080: Magearna

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Then we have our event legendaries and ironically enough Magearna was the first of the 7th Generation to be revealed!  Being a Steel/Fairy type it might not have an unique typing but the look and artificiality about it seems unusual here.  It also looks a LOT like Diancie but more mechanical and technically its true because it was created to be based off a Diancie to begin with.  It’s cool and though it has been released in-game, I want its Pokeball variation (is it going to be any different or what?).

081: Marshadow

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The last and currently unavailable event Pokémon, Marshadow actually was initially name leaked alongside the names of the starters and legendaries way at the beginning of promotion for Sun/Moon.  Being a unique typing of Fighting/Ghost, Marshadow is going to be interesting because it has a unique move AND a specific Z-Stone.  I’m wondering if there’s more to it beyond the current iteration (like how Hoopa worked where its Unbound version was found in a later game or what).  I do think it’s cute, but wonder why that it and Magearna are the only event legendaries.

 

GENERATION 7: What a Short Post! February 1, 2017

Filed under: ~Teh Pokemon: 7th Gen~ — solarblade @ 4:41 am

As the title implies, yeah this will be a shorter post due to being close to the end of the dex and right before we get into the Legendaries & Ultra Beasts!  So let’s get the remainder of the Pokedex

051: Type:Null, 052: Silvally

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Kicking things off, we have the strangely named Type: Null & its evolution Silvally!  Now strange as it seems, you can’t even obtain this Pokémon until post-game so it feels strange that it’s found in the main section of the Dex with other Pokémon.  Most of the game though will have you battling Type:Null due to Gladion owning one of them.  After you do get it, level it up with high happiness and the helmet comes off and it turns into Silvally.  What’s more interesting is that because it’s a chimera of sorts and its ability is called RKS System, it seems like the Aether Foundation were trying to recreate the God Pokémon, Arceus.  Even its ability uses “memories” in the same way plates are used for Arceus.  Strange Normal type for sure…

053: Minior

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When I first saw this Pokémon, I had thought that it would be somewhat related to either both Solrock and Lunatune.  However, at the end of the day Minior is a standalone Pokémon and pretty neat since it does share the aforementioned twos typing of Rock/Psychic.  What makes it stand out though is that once you lower its HP under half, its shell breaks and we get a plethora of colors like the pink one (pictured above, the its shiny form is my favorite of the bunch).  Pretty neat Pokémon and its got a cute gimmick.

054: Komala

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A Pokémon many fans were SO sure that would get an evolution, ended up not getting, this Normal-type Komala is a pretty confusing one to say the least.  Mostly it’s due to its ability, Comatose where its in a constant state of sleep without being actually asleep, which means Sleep moves (Sleep Talk, Snore) works and it can’t have any other negative ailment (Poison, Paralysis, Frozen) be put on it.  I think it if it had an evolution, it might have been a bit OP (unless it had a different ability).  Still, not a totally interesting Pokémon, but has a pretty neat idea behind it.

055: Turtonator

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Ahhh yes! A Fire/Dragon Pokémon that isn’t Reshiram!  This Sun exclusive was late to joining my party, but I find that because its a bit slow, its a Pokémon I wouldn’t care to use but Shell Trap (a signature move for Turtonator) is a nice counter being a bit slower than a lot of Pokémon.  Beyond that, I still haven’t really found much of a use for it, but time will tell!

056: Togedemaru

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As a pattern with every generation, there’s always going to be a Pika-clone of sorts and in Generation 7 there’s two strangely enough.  The first is Togedemaru which beyond its full Japanese name being kept, is an Electric/Steel type like the Magnezone line but a lot more weaker in that sense.  I do love its hedgehog-inspired designed and the spikes that can protrude from its body, but to me I get strange Emolga feels from this.

057: Mimikyu

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I definitely wasn’t expecting a Pika-clone is the furthest sense of connection like Mimikyu who is our first Ghost/Fairy type.  I will say between this Pokémon and Decidueye, the sheer popularity contest definitely went to those two.  Mimikyu is being pushed immensely and its backstory is cute, sad, but cute too.  In game, it has a signature ability in Disguise (which works like a built-in Substitute) and it gets a free move with no damage.  It’s such an unexpected but great idea of a Pokémon!

058: Bruxish

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Of the Pokémon in this generation, many fans have deemed that Bruxish is the weakest and I have to agree with it because the colors clash a bit too much (even worse when considering its shiny form) and while I like the idea of basing this off the state fish, the lips and jagged teeth is creepy and I have to say that I like Starmie a bit more as a Water/Psychic type than what Bruxish can do.  Plus it’s a bit difficult to find one too.  Just not a good-looking Pokémon.

059: Drampa

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Towards the end of the main Dex, we have the Moon exclusive Drampa (who is our first Normal/Dragon type).  Sadly, we really don’t get to obtain one until we start climbing Mt. Lanakila to the Pokémon League.  A little too late to be training one for use in the League, Drampa seems to be in the background a lot.  Not sure what to say, but I suppose it works.

060: Dhelmise

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One of the last Pokémon we got to check out, Dhelmise; like Bruxish and Mareanie are pretty tough to find (fishing in one specific spot on Poni Island, on top of a low encounter rate).  I wasn’t sure what type it could’ve been but in the end ended up being Grass/Ghost (sharing Decidueye and the Trevenant & Gourgeist lines.  Though in come its signature ability, Steelworker and it might as well be a Steel type too (Steel type moves get extra power).  Strange Pokémon in design, but it can be a powerhouse if used right!

061: Jangmo-o, 062: Hakamo-o, 063: Kommo-o

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The last set of Pokémon in this post is of course telling as these three represent the pseudo-legendary line of the generation.  The Kommo-o line is pretty unique as both Hakamo-o & Kommo-o are both of the unique dual type of Dragon/Fighting (Jangmo-o is a pure Dragon type).  I do like the kind of regal design the evolution line has and Kommo-o’s signature move, Clanging Scales is pretty cool despite having setbacks to its Defenses.  Overall a cool design and much better in usage than the Goodra line of 6th Gen.

NEXT TIME, LEGENDARIES & UBs!!!!!

 

GENERATION 7: Alola x2! January 20, 2017

Filed under: ~Teh Pokemon: 7th Gen~ — solarblade @ 8:07 am

Welp here goes nothing!  Time for Part 2 of going through the new Pokemon!

026: Mareanie, 027: Toxapex

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Kicking things off, we have the Poison/Water type Pokemon Mareanie & its evolution Toxapex.  Now when we got that TCG preview/leak of it, I kind of figured it was going to be those typings because it was underwater and the barbs were kind of a giveaway.  I do like Mareanie’s design, but find Toxapex a little strange especially walking with the flaps and such.  It does have a signature move in Baneful Bunker (cool name BTW) that shields itself but poisons the opponent if they use a physical move.  Also, finding one of these is HARD because you can only find them in SOS battles with Corsola and even then that’s hard to pull off.  Not sure if that was a smart way to do things, but meh.

028: Mudbray, 029: Mudsdale

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As the pure Ground type Pokemon, the Mudsdale line isn’t too much to gawk at honestly.  I will say that they do have great power, but lack heavily in the speed department.  Also, a donkey evolving into a Clydesdale is a little strange (not as much as some others, obviously).  I’m OK with it and the fact it’s a Pokeride is pretty nice too.

030: Dewpider, 031: Araquanid

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Oh dear, as one of a few Pokemon we didn’t get a video reveal for, I wasn’t expecting a water spider to be a part of this shindig.  As a Water/Bug (which it shares with Surskit, and the Golisopod line, funny enough) I never really found myself wanting a Dewpider just because it looked a little too goofy or my tastes, but I saw the crazy design of Araquanid and I had to have one.  It’s just so alien-like and sleek!  Really one of the coolest designs of Gen 7!

032: Fomantis, 033: Lurantis

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Another curious situation, the Lurantis line is actually not Bug/Grass as everyone expected (especially since it is based off an Orchid Mantis.  Nah, it’s just a pure Grass type and normally that doesn’t help its situation due to MANY better Pokemon than it, but  what does help that my Online name is Solarblade which is its signature move (a physical-based Solar Beam).  That in itself made it stick onto me and I’m going to train this baby quite nicely!

034: Morelull, 035: Shiinotic

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Talking about Grass types, we have our next Pokemon who are actually Grass/Fairy (shared with Whimsicott), the Shiinotic line!  When I first saw Morelull, I thought it was cute and the whole bioluminescene shtick was a neat idea and how the mushrooms light up are just cute…then it evolves into something scary xD.  It’s like what if Amoonguss was a Fairy type xD.  There’s just something about Shiinotic’s face that bothers me…a little Espurr here?

036: Salandit, 037: Salazzle

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Finally something a little different than the normal (raise it to a certain level) we have the Salazzle line!  Starting off, it is the first line to have a unique dual type of Poison/Fire on top of their signature ability, Corrosion (which poisons types that are normally immune to it like Steel types).  Add on that ONLY female Salandits evolve into Salazzle and you’ve got a Pokemon that sticks out in the generation!

038: Stufful, 039: Bewear

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Probably the one that brought humor to this generation, the Bewear line is surely a strange one at that too.  Stufful is adorable though and finding one is just appealing especially with its Normal/Fighting typing (shared with Meloetta’s Piroette forme) before evolving into a Bewear.  That’s when we find out that it also wants to gives hugs but due to its sheer power, it’ll destroy people and anything in its path!  Goofy backstory aside, Bewear sure is slow, but packs a wild punch!

040: Bounsweet, 041: Steenee, 042: Tsareena

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Ohhh, another line that has two evolutions to it!  The Grass-type Tsareena line is a pretty quick one if I remember correctly.  As Bounsweet, I thought the whole mangosteen look was cute and knowing its preyed upon a lot is sad.  Luckily in-game, you find Bounsweet and doesn’t take very long before it evolves to Steenee.  Teaching it Stomp and leveling it will then make it evolve further into Tsareena and gain its signature move Trop Kick!  It’s definitely for the waifu lovers out there ironically and I didn’t find much to use with this one.

043: Comfey

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Another Pokemon that feels like its typing is missing something, Comfey is our pure Fairy-type here and I initially thought in its reveal that it would have evolved, but nope, it’s a standalone here.  Sadly it doesn’t seem to fare well in the meta and is just kind of there to be like the Hawaiian lei Pokemon.  It’s cute though and the lei idea is cool (though its shiny is pretty disappointing).

044: Oranguru

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To some Version exclusives, Orangurus can be found only in Moon (makes sense with the purple coloring and all).  Being a Normal/Psychic type (sharing with Meloetta & Girafarig), I had one for quite a while, but then Lunala came in and this one fell to the wayside.  Sadly, I had my own issues with it being so slow and not having the strongest moves in its arsenal.

045: Passimian

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Its Sun counterpart, a pure Fighting type, Passimian caught my attention a little more due to its design and the fact it’s the more offensive Pokemon between the two.  Plus it looks like a rugby player doesn’t it?  Sadly, I didn’t really get to obtain one of these until post-game when I wanted to finish the Living Dex (one of every single Pokemon).  I have to see how well it does for me before I can decide conclusively if it’s a good Pokemon to have.

046: Wimpod, 047: Golisopod

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When I first saw Wimpod in its reveal, it remided me a LOT of Abra, but its ability Wimp Out lets it escape battle once its HP is under half.  That made me worried and the fact that it’s found in 3 spots specifically (on top of having to chase it via Tauros) makes me aggrivating a little bit on top of it being weak.  However, Golisopod comes in and it just tears things up.  While I still disagree with Golisopod’s ability, Emergency Exit (Wimp Out basically), its signature move, First Impression is really great!  Also, what a badass design!

048: Sandygast, 049: Palossand

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One of the weirder designs of the Generation, I never thought that a haunted sandcastle would be a thing but now there is with the Palossand line.  First off, I really enjoy the Ghost/Ground typing (Golurk line has this too) and the backstory and designs themselves are pretty neat and strange.  I didn’t get to use this because the line is also particularly slow as sludge so it didn’t get a place on the team.

050: Pyukumuku

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The last of the post, Pyukumuku was always a strange one to me.  It’s cool we get our sea cucumber Pokemon and all and its pure Water typing is slightly boring on the flipside of things.  Though I think the fact that its more of tricks and tanking and its lack of offensive moves might turn some people off on top of that its only true way of physically hitting is in its ability Innards Out where it does damage after it faints.  Kind of a bummer situation if you ask me…

NEXT TIME: THE REMAINDER

 

GENERATION 7: Welcome to Alola! December 2, 2016

Filed under: ~Teh Pokemon: 7th Gen~ — solarblade @ 6:16 am

Welcome to going through another generation, though I would be at least done with the first two gens, but time slipped from me and before you know it, Sun & Moon had released and my focus had shifted towards the new generation.  Of course with the new Pokémon there are other new things as well including UBs and Alolan Forms which will add to the list (UBs will be talked about alongside the legendaries while Alolan Forms will get its own post).  So let’s get started!

001: Rowlet, 002: Dartrix, 003: Decidueye

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Of course like with EVERY Pokemon game before it, we have the starters with Grass, Fire, and Water.  So I found it interesting that of the three, Rowlet is the 2nd time where a starter begins with a dual type (this time with Grass/Flying).  The only other time is Bulbasaur was back when.  Also, the only other Pokemon it shares that with is Tropius & Sky Forme Shaymin.  Though once Dartrix evolves into Decidueye, it changes its secondary typing to Grass/Ghost (sharing with Gourgeist & Trevenant’s line & fellow gen-mate, Dhelmise.  I actually dug this design and seeing that many fans loved its archer look and the surprising typing in its final evolution it sticks out…though many find it meh due to speed (which is a COMMON problem with this generation in comparison to past ones).

004: Litten, 005: Torracat, 006: Incineroar

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Like I mentioned in previous Pokemon posts, I had concluded that I wanted Litten as my starter because it brings me back to a pattern that I had since the beginning of the series.  Though many had feared that its typing would be the almighty Fire/Fighting as it had been most times with past Fire starters, Incineroar’s final dual type ended it at Fire/Dark (typing shared with the Houndoom line).  Besides the speed issue, Incineroar was pretty awesome on my team and making it to the Elite 4 was great and he saved my ass a lot!

007: Popplio, 008: Brionne, 009: Primarina

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After the last gen with its sheer winner in Froakie, It seems the popularity of the starters went mostly to Litten and Rowlet this time and Popplio ended up with the short end of the stick.  At the final evolution, Primarina ends up with a Water/Fairy type (sharing with Azumarill & Marill).  Though I do wonder why Primarina is more of a feminine Pokemon despite the M/F ratio to be equal…the males are Primorino?  About the same feeling of weirdness like with Mr. Mime.

010: Pikipek, 011: Trumbeak, 012: Toucannon

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Another one of those, how does one thing end up as another thing.  This time it’s the typical early bird Pokemon, Pikipek and its line.  Naturally, the three are of Normal/Flying type (very common!).  Though I feel like it has some purpose and Toucannon being focused on Attack is pretty cool (on top of having Beak Blast, its signature move).  Still, a woodpecker at its beginning that ends up as a toucan?  Little strange, but I definitely had this one in my Elite 4 team!  OH yeah, I feel so strange that Toucannon has those angry eyes…

013: Yungoos, 014: Gumshoos

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Of course after the generation bird Pokemon, we have a generational rodent Pokemon with our mongoose Pokemon, Yungoos and its evolution Gunshoos.  Nothing too unique about it to really talk about it besides the fact that it evolves during the day and keeps its Normal typing throughout

015: Grubbin, 016: Charjabug, 017: Vikavolt

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So unlike previous generations where we would have two bug lines early in the Dex, we just have the one this time around with the Vikavolt line.  You get Grubbin quite early enough as a pure Bug type and eventually evolves into Charjabug after leveling up and gains the Electric typing (this dual type shared with the Galvantula line).  Though what bums me out is that you get Vikavolt way late into the game (4th Island, Poni).  I was also expecting it to be fast, but damn its not!  Still, I kept it in my team for the Elite 4!

018: Crabrawler, 019: Crabominable

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When I first saw Crabrawler, I expected it to be like previous Crabs in having it be a Water type, but I was happily surprised that it just turned out to be pure Fighting.  You can find them in Berry piles throughout Alola, but like Vikavolt, Crabominable is a late game gain because you can only obtain it by leveling it in the caves of Lanakila (Alola’s Victory Road).  I have to say though Crabominable’s unique typing of Fighting/Ice is awesome and its design is funny, yet cool!

020: Oricorio

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Our next Pokemon brought something a little different to the table.  Depending on where you find them they will be of different typing (and design) on each of the islands.  On Melemele, you will find the Pom-Pom style (the yellow one) which is Electric/Flying and for an early catch, I think it’s a good start.  Then you travel to Akala and you end up with the Baile style (the red one) and that’s Fire/Flying!  Then there’s the Ula’ula variation with the Pa’u style (the Psychic/Flying pink one) and then the Poni variation with Sensu style (the Ghost/Flying blue one).  All of them don’t stray too much in stats from one another and they have their unique move, Revelation Dance which caters to the different typings they can take.

021: Cutiefly, 022: Ribombee

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Awwwww!  I have to say that I really love the Ribombee line as being pixie-like bees!  As the first Bug/Fairy types, the Ribombee line is only one in a couple Pokemon who are decently fast!  Pollen Puff is what I think of because it’s its thing and signature move so it really is cute, fast, but not totally a powerful Pokemon.

023: Rockruff, 024: Lycanroc

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Wow, I didn’t realize the Lycanroc line is found at the end of the first island.  Anyways, as our pure Rock type, Rockruff is just SOOOO adorable and being based off a Spitz is just as cuuute!  Though what makes it interesting is that depending on the game you have you can get a Midday Lycanroc or a Midnight Lycanroc.  Though they aren’t version exclusives (you can find the opposite towards the end of the 4th island).  The difference between the two is that the Midday form is faster and has more battle options, but Midnight form has more power.  Though for me, I had a Midnight on my team for majority of the game (though got taken out when I caught Lunala).

025: Wishiwashi

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The last Pokemon of the post, we have our Water type Wishiwashi and it’s a VERY strange addition to the metagame.  So Wishiwashi is unique in that it doesn’t actually evolve, but its ability, Schooling has it change into this beast that even beats out Gyarados!  Sadly there’s a catch, once its HP goes below half, it becomes the solo form and its stats are sheer embarassment, where its stats altogether are even worse than Sunkern (the previous holder of weakest Pokemon with total base stats).  I could see the School form opening a battle with power and destruction, but once its HP goes and enters its Solo form, you might as well just put it away.  Risk/Reward basically!

NEXT TIME, GETTING MORE INTERESTING!~