So 7th gen was announced quite a while ago. Are any of my veterans still interested in the competitive scene or Pokemon in general?
My relationship with Pokemon after this site fell: I've checked serebii on most days in the last 6 years. I get on showdown every now and then for some random battles. I've played yellow, gsc, rse, frlg, dpp, hgss, bw, xy, oras. I skipped bw2. I haven't joined any Pokemon communities. I research some strategies every gen but never bother to make a team.
Anyways, I'm still very much into Pokemon. I plan to get into Sun and Moon.
Where do all of my PBL vets stand when it comes to Pokemon?
I agree Alolan forms are the most interesting feature. The Sandshrew line's pokedex entries hint that they may have different base stats. I'm excited for their New typing and exclusive move sets. I believe a certain leaker that says the starters will have secret evolutions. There's lots of evidence pointing towards that. This is all from serebii. I'm paraphrasing: "it is said the starters and rockruff have a secret", - this was on a corocoro leak a few months back and just earlier today a corocoro leak mentioned that rockruff's secret evolution will be revealed next month.
Based on its animations in today's trailer, I bet Marowak will be a special attacker, so thick club won't work well with it. Alolan forms will probably have the same BST as their normal forms. Hopefully a few older Pokemon get base stat buffs, Marowak is at 425 right now... Not too promising. On another note, I love a few of the new Pokemon designs. Lurantis and Vikavolt are my favorite Pokemon announced so far. I hope Lurantis gets a good hidden ability.
Definitely still into Pokemon, not so much the competitive stuff at this point. I think what made it great here was having a community for it. I've done some stuff on Showdown, but it's been hard to keep consistently fun.
I love what X & Y have outside of the usual gyms and Pokemon League: the whole look and feel, trainer customization, exploring Lumiose, the range of wild mons available, the friend characters, etc. I like how ORAS spruced up the contests, and I even added a mon to my team to be good in both battles and contests.
So yeah, Sun & Moon are looking awesome. I'm even psyched about the demo in two weeks. Mimikyu and the midnight form of Lycanroc are my favorite mons so far.
I love both forms of Lycanroc but I'm a bit disappointed in night form; I like the looks of its night form more than day but it doesn't have a rock type priority move..
Design-wise I think this will be my favorite generation! I like everything except Morelull, Togedemaru, Bruxish. The revealed rival character doesn't seem to be the main rival because he had the weaker type matchup in a gameplay demo, but even if he is, the Team Skull kid will probably make up for it (he reminds me of Silver). I just have a feeling it will have the greatest story since BW, and it's the best enemy team design since RSE. --------------------------------------- The below doesn't contain story spoilers or postgame spoilers but does reveal different features contained in Pokemon SM
-4 Way Battles: 3 Pokemon each trainer
-Totem Pokemon: boss battles with giant pokemon that have boosted stats and can call on ally Pokemon
-Hyper Training: super training from XY (with the ability to raise IVS on LV100 Pokemon).
-Pokemon Refresh: expansion on Pokemon Amie (can now heal status problems along with providing useful bonuses nobody really needs because the game is too easy anyways).
-Pokemon Pelago: PC(the in-game one) minigame like Pokemon Ranch mixed with 5th gen's Dream World, can also grow berries in there.
-Pokemon Finder: like the 6th gen photo spots mixed with Pokemon Snap where your photos get rated, in-game benefits of doing this not yet revealed.
-Character Customization: can actually dye any clothing various different colors. -Festivals: basically the Join Avenue from 5th gen, this is how you buy clothes
-Poke Ride: A way to call on Pokemon you've befriended (not known if you need to capture them or do some sidequest) for assistance in platforming WITHOUT THEM BEING IN YOUR PARTY. They provide special effects in the overworld as previously seen with: Rhyhorn, Mamoswine, Lati@s, Sharpedo (surfs much faster than other pokemon) in both 6th gen sets of games; believed to be a replacement for the HM system (unconfirmed).
-Rotom Pokedex: A helper on your journey that can direct you to where you need to go next, can be a real time map on the bottom screen, can do standard pokedex stuff.
-Revamped Battle Menu that can display: the opponent's stat boosts, how effective a move will be on an opposing pokemon if they're registered in the pokedex, ease-of-access for viewing a Pokemon's move information, even a pokeball button.
-16 Trial Captains with more interesting trials than gyms ever were. Island Kahunas that are basically the Elite Four. Full size 3D models on all trainers and their own unique animations. Different trainers can use different pokeballs with different pokemon The install size will be 3.2gb compared to 6th gen's 1.6(XY)/1.7(ORAS) install sizes.
I need a Battle Frontier!!!!!!!!!!!
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2016 7:51:10 GMT -5 by Dav: formatting changes