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ThisIsACoolGuy
Nov 2, 2010

Shaped like a friend

Zuzie posted:

Just how many more Pokémon will Gen 7 introduce? Goodness.

Five more

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Zuzie
Jun 30, 2005

I got this for a Ratatta on GTS.

I don't begrudge the localization people with coming up with names because it's usually difficult to come up with a clever name while making sure its not already trademarked by someone else and doing it 9 times over in each language.

Sloppy Milkshake
Nov 9, 2004

I MAKE YOU HUMBLE



Zore posted:

...or... Barbaracle...


what is wrong with your brain?

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

Spiked salad forks in velvet evening gowns?!

Seahorsesteak knives in frilly skirts?!

TEASPOONS IN TEA DRESSES?!


College Slice

Dumb names go back to the beginning. Don't forget the seal pokemon named Seel

Manatee Cannon
Aug 26, 2010





that fighting crab is amazing

gonna have to rotate a bunch of stuff when I play through the game

Nodoze
Aug 17, 2006

If it's only for a night I can live without you

My only team guarantees so far are Alolan Ninetales and Raichu

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

Spiked salad forks in velvet evening gowns?!

Seahorsesteak knives in frilly skirts?!

TEASPOONS IN TEA DRESSES?!


College Slice

Zore posted:

Its especially dumb because Fletchling is legit a fantastic pokemon name, and Fletchinder is passable as mid-evo name.

Talonflame is just the epitome of

Like I can imagine the scene with the translators

"gently caress, we already used up the good fire/bird puns we've thought up and this needs to be finalized tomorrow. Barry hit me with something!"

"Talon...flame??"

"...gently caress it, I don't care anymore, its going in."

"We need the name for the final evolution of a fire lizard"
"Char...izard??"

Zore
Sep 21, 2010



All Alolan pokemon seem to have really poo poo abilities even compared to their normal ones.

Vulpix/Ninetales get Snow Cloak vs. Flash Fire
Exeggutor gets Frisk vs Chlorophyll
Raichu gets Surge Surfer vs Static
Marowak gets Cursed Body vs Rock Head

And then Meowth gets the same abilities and Sandshrew/Sandslash switch Sand Cloak for Snow Cloak which is just

cheetah7071 posted:

"We need the name for the final evolution of a fire lizard"
"Char...izard??"

At least it attempts to combine two words.

A more apt comparison would be;

"We need the name for the final evolution of a fire lizard"
"Char...lizard??"

Yeah, Charlizard. Much like its comrades Blasttortoise and Venussaurus.

Zore fucked around with this message at Aug 19, 2016 around 22:03

Geostomp
Oct 22, 2008

Unite: MASH!!
~They've got the bad guys on the run!~

cheetah7071 posted:

Dumb names go back to the beginning. Don't forget the seal pokemon named Seel

Still better than their Japanese names.

Would you like the wonders of LIzard, Coil, Showers, Booster, Ghost, Thunder, and Thunders?

Rangpur
Dec 31, 2008



Hail teams are making a comeback this gen, you'll see! *sobs quietly into Walrein's mane*

Zoness
Jul 24, 2011

Talk to the hand.

Grimey Drawer

Zore posted:

All Alolan pokemon seem to have really poo poo abilities even compared to their normal ones.

Vulpix/Ninetales get Snow Cloak vs. Flash Fire
Exeggutor gets Frisk vs Chlorophyll
Raichu gets Surge Surfer vs Static
Marowak gets Cursed Body vs Rock Head


I mean, Static and Rock Head aren't particularly good abilities . I can think of at least one pokemon where I'd probably rather have cursed body than its normal ability (it's Giratina, but not Giratina-O).

Also Vulpix has an ability that isn't sunny day?

Ruggington
Apr 21, 2012



Dabir posted:

heres my team for alola







here's mine

Ruggington
Apr 21, 2012



Zore posted:

Marowak gets Cursed Body vs Rock Head

marowak gets lightning rod so it has a non-natural electric immunity and a quad resistance to u-turn

Evil Eagle
Nov 5, 2009



Zore posted:

Its especially dumb because Fletchling is legit a fantastic pokemon name, and Fletchinder is passable as mid-evo name.

Talonflame is just the epitome of

Like I can imagine the scene with the translators

"gently caress, we already used up the good fire/bird puns we've thought up and this needs to be finalized tomorrow. Barry hit me with something!"

"Talon...flame??"

"...gently caress it, I don't care anymore, its going in."

Charizard's jp name is Lizardon and Talonflame's is Farron

not much better

Edit: Fiarrow not Farron

Zoness
Jul 24, 2011

Talk to the hand.

Grimey Drawer

Ruggington posted:

here's mine



but with a smeargle and salamence

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

Spiked salad forks in velvet evening gowns?!

Seahorsesteak knives in frilly skirts?!

TEASPOONS IN TEA DRESSES?!


College Slice

Talonflame is a cool name for a cool Pokemon

Evil Eagle
Nov 5, 2009



cheetah7071 posted:

Talonflame is a cool name for a cool Pokemon

Agreed

Zoness
Jul 24, 2011

Talk to the hand.

Grimey Drawer

kyurem-white is the coolest legendary from that generation though, hands down.

Geostomp
Oct 22, 2008

Unite: MASH!!
~They've got the bad guys on the run!~

Evil Eagle posted:

Charizard's jp name is Lizardon and Talonflame's is Farron

not much better

Edit: Fiarrow not Farron

Just call it Flarrow. There, good name.

LemonLimeTime
May 30, 2011

I don't have low self-esteem. I have low esteem for everyone else.

I think this is gonna be my Alola team thus far. I want to go with a team of exclusively gen 7 Pokemon (and maybe a few Alola forms of older ones, but still exclusive first to Sun/Moon) since I have basically have any of the older ones I'd want all in my Bank.

Subject to change due to taking a better liking to other new Pokemon that haven't been revealed yet. Had trouble narrowing it down to 6, so gently caress it:


LemonLimeTime fucked around with this message at Aug 19, 2016 around 22:30

Internet Kraken
Apr 24, 2010

slightly amused


Ruggington posted:

here's mine



What's with the Liligant

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

Spiked salad forks in velvet evening gowns?!

Seahorsesteak knives in frilly skirts?!

TEASPOONS IN TEA DRESSES?!


College Slice



I have no idea how to narrow this down to 6 and we aren't even done with spoilers yet. There'd be two more in the list too if you could get all the starters solo.

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

Spiked salad forks in velvet evening gowns?!

Seahorsesteak knives in frilly skirts?!

TEASPOONS IN TEA DRESSES?!


College Slice

Internet Kraken posted:

What's with the Liligant

Lilligant is somewhere around the 4th coolest plant, in the world

Mizuti
Jan 28, 2007

What a singularly inappropriate moment you've chosen to assert your pedantry.



The sandcastles look much better in motion than they do in the art. The flexible, gaping mouth doesn't really come across in a still image.

cams
Mar 28, 2003



if they go to a seventh generation and still keep the HM system in the game i will be very disappointed

oddium
Feb 20, 2006


Internet Kraken posted:

What's with the Liligant

chlorophyll to synergize with primal groudon obvs

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

Spiked salad forks in velvet evening gowns?!

Seahorsesteak knives in frilly skirts?!

TEASPOONS IN TEA DRESSES?!


College Slice

According to this site my team of all-time favorites would be:



Are my tastes good, or poo poo?

Ein Sexmonster
Nov 1, 2011

I'm a skin man. I wish I wasn't.

cams posted:

if they go to a seventh generation and still keep the HM system in the game i will be very disappointed
Good news, indications are that HMs have been replaced.

Dr. Fetus
Oct 20, 2012

Nobody loves Dr. Fetus. And that's why Dr. Fetus hates you!

Don't use any of the new Pokemon. Only the old ones. Gen 1 for life.

oddium
Feb 20, 2006


cheetah7071 posted:

According to this site my team of all-time favorites would be:



Are my tastes good, or poo poo?

good stuff

Internet Kraken
Apr 24, 2010

slightly amused


cheetah7071 posted:

According to this site my team of all-time favorites would be:



Are my tastes good, or poo poo?

Get rid of the Garchomp and they are fine.

Ruggington
Apr 21, 2012



Internet Kraken posted:

What's with the Liligant

helping hand + sun abuser I assume

HalfHazard
Mar 29, 2010




They should keep the Garchomp.

Dr. Fetus
Oct 20, 2012

Nobody loves Dr. Fetus. And that's why Dr. Fetus hates you!

cheetah7071 posted:

According to this site my team of all-time favorites would be:



Are my tastes good, or poo poo?

You have Breloom in there. You're fine.

Zoness
Jul 24, 2011

Talk to the hand.

Grimey Drawer

technician breloom or poison heal breloom though

Zore
Sep 21, 2010



Zoness posted:

I mean, Static and Rock Head aren't particularly good abilities . I can think of at least one pokemon where I'd probably rather have cursed body than its normal ability (it's Giratina, but not Giratina-O).

Also Vulpix has an ability that isn't sunny day?

Those are just their normal abilities.

And yeah, Static isn't great but a chance or paralysis is almost definitely more useful than Surge Surfer.

Marowak does not have the moveset to actually use Rock Head (though ironically, it could have been good on Alolan Marowak if it gets Flare Blitz)



I wonder how they'll handle hidden abilites for these mons? Will Alolan Ninetales get Snow Warning?

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

Spiked salad forks in velvet evening gowns?!

Seahorsesteak knives in frilly skirts?!

TEASPOONS IN TEA DRESSES?!


College Slice

Zoness posted:

technician breloom or poison heal breloom though

That's a harder decision than narrowing my favorites down to 6

oddium
Feb 20, 2006


Ruggington posted:

helping hand + sun abuser I assume

love to double my speed to use increased priority moves

Countblanc
Apr 20, 2005

Help a hero out!

Zoness posted:

technician breloom or poison heal breloom though

Well, using Poison Heal is an admission to being a weak human being and a poor lover, so Technician.

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Dr. Fetus
Oct 20, 2012

Nobody loves Dr. Fetus. And that's why Dr. Fetus hates you!

Technician. Bullet Seed is such an insane upgrade over Seed Bomb.

Technician also means that you do not have to run Stone Miss.

I hope Breloom remains good in Gen VII.

Dr. Fetus fucked around with this message at Aug 19, 2016 around 23:03

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