Gen 6: Introduces Mega Evolutions, a way for older pokemon to receive a possibly much needed power boost. About half of the pokemon with mega evolutions are (originally) from Kanto.
Gen 7: Introduces regional variants, a way for older pokemon to receive a possibly much needed power boost. All of the pokemon with regional variants are from Kanto.
Gen 8: Introduces Power Equipment, a way for older pokemon to receive a possibly much needed power boost. 99% of the pokemon with power equipment are from Kanto. (The 1% is just a new legendary that’s linked to Power Equipment.)
… etc etc
Gen 23: Introduces Death Laser 5000, a way for older pokemon to receive a possibly much needed power boost. All of the pokemon that can use Death Laser 5000 are from Kanto.
Pokemon theory: Komala is not actually native to Alola
The title says it all! Before you scoff and scroll away, hear me out. I think I’ve found direct, in-game proof of this.
One of my favorite things about Sun and Moon has to be the addition of cafes in the Pokemon Centers– which are not just a nice touch, but also a great way to score extra beans and status-healing items from past generations. I make a point of checking each cafe out when I stop in for the first time because of it.
In Seafolk Village, you can order a Komala Coffee, and as a result get a very interesting bit of text:
Here’s the text in plain print for anyone having trouble reading this:
“We blend beans that we import from a distant region. In other words, you can experience not just one novel flavor but several! It might not actually be correct to call this Komala Coffee.”
Take note of the words “distant region” and “import”, also the bit about several flavors, bc what follows is going to be a bit of a doozy.
Here’s what I’m getting at: I think they slipped this bit of text in to subtly hint that Komala is actually not from Alola!
As it stands, it makes no sense that we got a koala Pokemon in a region that is far from their real-life exclusive habitat of Australia. It also makes little sense that such a unique and long-awaited Pokemon…doesn’t have an evolution that would further it’s desirability and popularity. We all thought it was going to have one, but in the end, it didn’t. What gives, Gamefreak?
But that’s part of the point I’m making here. From just this bit of dialogue, I’m starting to think this: Komala may have first been *discovered* in the Alolan Pokedex, but it’s actually native to another region entirely– a Pokemon equivalent of Australia. However, somewhere along the line it was brought over - or should I say, imported - to Alola for whatever reason, and the species managed to make a living there, thus why it is seen as “native.” Said native region, however, is not currently “discovered”, and this move happened so long ago that it’s been forgotten– thus why there is no mention of it in Dex entries.
Furthermore, because Komala was taken out of it’s natural habitat, I speculate that Komala currently has no known evolution because it lacks what it needs to evolve in Alola– that something may be a special item, or a location, etc., but the point is that this something that Komala needs to evolve is found ONLY in it’s native region.
The tidbit about there being several flavors could also hint to multiple evolutions– maybe it has day and night evolutionary forms like Lycanroc, or it could have more than one evolution branch and need special items, etc. The list of possibilities goes on.
It’s also highly possible that an evolution (or multiple evolutions) were planned for Komala, but none of them made the final cut, so it will be pushed back to a new region for this reason, too.
This brings me to my last point in this theory, and while this is a bit of a stretch, I wanted to say it: by the previous points, there’s a good possibility we may see an Australian Pokemon region in the near future! Who knows when it’ll be, but when it happens, it’s also possible our cute new koala Pokemon could be way more competitively viable, as well as more popular!
Meet an instant baby Leila Fletcher! (the randomizer wanted to name her Leilani but I already have one). Let’s just pretend there was a time skip during which Irene was pregnant. I wanted only one more baby - a girl - and they both have fertility treatment so I didn’t want them to have triplets or quads in a natural way.
Anyways, little Leila has Irene’s hair, Nate’s eyes, and looks like Milo in general.
So @dust-bubbles and @amessofsims and I came up with this 8 generation legacy challenge themed around Farm Animals. We hope you play it and just have fun with it! If you post this please tag it with the hashtag #ts4farmlegacy We would LOVE to see your game! We will all also be playing and posting it on our blogs!
Rules: Must complete career unless stated otherwise, Must complete aspiration. Must represent the colors of the animal. Have fun!
Gen 1: Pig
Aspiration: Master Chef
Slob, Glutton, and Lazy
You escaped the farm in the search for more food. Food. Your one true passion in life. After seeing the world outside you decided to stay there, and create your own linage of farm animals.
-Must be in the Cooking Career
- Hygiene bar must be yellow at almost all times.
- Master the Cooking Skill.
- Lots of eating.
- No working out
- Have max 3 kids.
Gen 2: Chicken
Foodie, Insane, and Clumsy
The outside world was a lot different than the farm your parents told you about. The farm seemed to have a lot less things blocking your way, and now it’s hard to find your way around. When you enter the big world all by yourself you can’t really take it in. You become a Secret Agent so you can pretend this world is just the set of an action movie. It doesn’t work, you go insane.
- Live in San Myshuno (preferably Chic Street).
- Master the Secret Agent career.
- Be pregnant or make spouse pregnant at least 3 times.
- Master the Dancing and Singing skills
Gen 3: Horse
Active, Perfectionist, and Genius
Your ancestors weren’t exactly perfect. Your parent being insane and all this food your grandparent talked about have made your goal in life to be smart, and healthy.
-Master the Athletic and Logic skill
- Must be in the Athlete Career
- Only have 1 kid/ 1 set of twins/triplets
Gen 4: Goat
Goofball, Hotheaded, and Childish
Your parent was so engulfed in their career they never had time for you you always goofed off with your other parent in order to make things better you became angry at your other parent. You swore NEVER to be like them. HA good joke
- Must be in the Entertainment career (comedian branch)
- Only have 1 kid
that doesn’t have a good relationship with either parent.
- that doesn’t have a good relationship with either parent.
- Master the Comedy skill
Gen 5: Rabbit
Family Oriented, Romantic, and Good
You have always been considered the cute one. So fluffy and small. But if someone angers you, they’ll get to see a not as cute version of you.
- Must be a stay at home parent
- Must have 6 kids or more with 3 or more different partners.
- Master the Baking and Parenting skill
- Must Never Marry
Gen 6: Duck
Loves Outdoors, Mean, and Evil
A duck. Not the first animal people could consider evil. Oh boy they were wrong.
- Master the Criminal Career (any branch).
- Master the Gardening and Mischief skill
- Marry then divorce but keep money and house. Marry a second time with co-worker.
Gen 7: Zebra
Aspiration: Painter Extrodinare
Creative, Unflirty, and Self Assured
All your ancestors were farm animals. But not you. You were always different, but you didn’t mind. More?
- Must be in the Artist Career
- Master the Painting skill
- Only date once and marry that sim
- Have max 2 kids
Gen 8: Cow
Ambitious, Outgoing, and Materialistic
Out from the exotic Zebra sprang… a cow. You were not nearly as cool as your parent and you decided to something about it. You became…SUPERIOR