what do you think of Silvally, Lugia? ((sporadic-silvally))
I find them extremely intriguing. I am fascinated with any “man-made” in pokemon.. (For various reasons). I also deeply admire your spikes. Would you mind answering a few of my questions concerning your abilities…? @sporadic-silvally
So, before Pokémon Go, Puerto Rico’s town centers and their plazas (town square? idk the USA equivalent) were literally ghost towns. Maybe a few people here and there drinking their coffee at the Plazas–but that’s it. The shops around the town centers didn’t fare well, due to the low traffic of people that walked around the towns and stuff. Many stores had to go away, leaving behind a fuckton of empty buildings for sale for new stores.
After Pokémon Go’s release in Puerto Rico (last week or so), everyone has flooded to the town centers and their plazas! Gone are those empty streets, cos now swarms of people are in it! So many people, you can barely walk! And its great, cos those same people are now entering the shops in the town center! And thus, moving the economy!
Like, just yesterday, I was at Cabo Rojo’s plaza, and the line to some shops were huuuuuuuge. And it was 10 fucking PM! And everyone was walking around, battling the two gyms there (I took over 3 times >:3c ), or crowding around the Pokéstops with lures. The ambience was so great and lively! People were meeting each other due to this fucking app!!!
I even entered a small café, and when I asked the owner how were sales going, he was like “I have never gotten this many people! And the funniest thing is that they all enter talking about Pokémon Go!”. (Also, that café made the best fucking Gyro I’ve ever had, jfc).
Also, there was an ice cream store nearby that was a Pokéstop. And guess what? It had a lure. And guess what? It was fucking crowded. The place is really tiny (doesn’t have tables, even), and the line got to the sidewalk! I’ve never seen that place with over three people inside before!! And now it had, like, a bazillion!
So, I’ll end this with my mom’s illustrious words:
My take on the regular Team Rocket thug. I never got the ‘threatening terrorist’ vibe from them even thought that’s what they were supposed to be. I always pictured them as more of a paramilitary group that pulled off bigger jobs than stealing a Pikachu, like bombing Pokemon centers or robbing highly guarded facilities full of rare or man-made pokemon (like where mewtwo was created). They certainly don’t seem to be short of funding that would enable them to do so.
Tadashi would have a combination of gentle, nurturing Pokemon, and ones that are pretty loyal. He wouldn’t really like battling that much, he’d be much more interested in Pokemon research, so his style would concentrate on higher defense/special defense and slowly draining opponents’ HP through annoying status moves. I gave him Chansey and Audino because they’re soft, gentle healers (like Baymax, duh). Meganium because it’s based on that fanart, and also I think of Meganium as a really gentle and sweet Pokemon. Herdier is really loyal and protective, as is Kangaskhan, plus they’re literally “the parent Pokemon.” And idk, I just liked the thought of him having an Altaria.
Hiro is a typical fanboy; he loves anything that looks awesome and kicks ass. He’s the youngest League Champion ever, going for all-out speedy offense (he specializes in one-hit-KOs). He uses his status as Champion to get himself into and out of a lot of trouble, much to Tadashi’s dismay, who believes Hiro should use his abilities to help people. Since Hiro is into robotics, I wanted to give him some kind of man-made, robitc type Pokemon, hence Metagross and Magnezone. Charizard is just what I consider to be one of the most badass Pokemon, plus he flies (a reference to Hiro flying around on Baymax). I gave him Lucario because of the martial arts thing, and Cubone because of the whole dead-mother thing (only in this case it’s dead brother, but w/e).
GoGo’s got the fastest team around. She’s all about a quick battle that consists of hard-hitting punches, moves designed to slow opponents down, and evasion. She holds the world record in the Speed Pokeathlon and trains for it by constantly cruising around Cycling Road; stay out of her way, unless you want a beating. GoGo’s team is pretty obvious, they’re the Pokemon with the highest base speed (non-legendary and non-mega-evolutions). Plus Gogoat because I COULDN’T RESIST.
Don’t let Honey’s adorable team fool you; they’re tough! While she mostly loves dressing her Pokemon up for the contest circuit (she’s untouchable in the cute contest), she also is a top researcher for both Silph Co. and Devon Co, mostly studying various chemical reactions Pokemon poisons have. When she does battle, her strategy mostly consists of messing you up with status condition moves and distracting Pokemon with Cute Charm. I gave Honey a lot of cute/“girly” Pokemon to match her love of fashion and bubbly personality, so Glameow, Sylveon and Milotic made the most sense. With her chemistry background, I wanted her to have Pokemon that could cause various status damage/just struck me as sciencey, so I gave her Reuniclus and Vileplume. (And Empoleon cuz I needed someone to have a Gen 4 starter OTL)
Fred annoys all the local Officer Jennys by trying to be a vigilante superhero. His heart’s in the right place, and he often does help stop some crime (although he usually just causes more damage than necessary in order to catch the perp). His strategy involves spewing fire and gas and packing punches. Fred’s team ties into his Fredzilla mode and love of comics. Magmar and Wheezing fit this pretty directly, I think, and Tyranitar is kind of like Godzilla, so that works well, too. Sceptile is lizard-like, and Bidoof is pretty goofy, like Fred.
Wasabi is the cleanest, neatest Pokemon breeder the world has ever seen. He likes a quiet simple life for him and his team, and tries to avoid battling whenever possible. He surrounds himself with tough-looking Pokemon, but they are just as kind-hearted and gentle as Wasabi. Most of Wasabi’s team is based on his hero outfit; Gallade, Excadrill, and Aegislash all have blades/swords. Aggron’s PokeDex entry talks about how it rebuilds its territory if it gets messed up, which reminded me of Wasabi’s OCD neatness. Wasabi is also kind of a scaredy-cat, so I thought that Sandshrew, which curls up into a ball when threatened, was also a good fit.
Tentacruel, Aerodactyl… Haha, I don’t need to jump into the Poke-rap. I’m sure that enough of you out there could easily continue it. :3
Mewtwo is one of those Pokemon that make people sigh both in frustration and amazement. Why? It’s bad ass and powerful. I mean, we all have memories of ALL THE FEELS from the first Pokemon movie. Second, it expands the Pokemon lore by showing how humans can build/create new Pokemon from existing! I still think Gligar is descended from a Krabby and a Zubat. More on that with the Gligar poke-dot. And why not?
I know, I know the creation of Mewtwo isn’t the same thing as crossbreeding to create a new species, but it makes me think of the potential.
Fun facts, Mewtwo is the only Amiibo I own and central to a comic I’m writing at the moment.
And finally a question… In Pokemon X/Y Mewtwo has two mega stones… and according to the story in X/Y the stones are made/availble via the death of many Pokemon long ago thanks to AZ’s device. How.. did Mewtwo, a human made Pokemon, exist back then? Especially if Magearna is supposed to be the first man made Pokemon and she/it was made after the weapon was fired?
Continuing on that sexuality ask, what are your thoughts on Pokémon reproduction? Only yesterday, I started to think about what would happen, if it's ever touched upon in more detail than what we already know. Perhaps they'll introduce a Legendary Pokémon of Fertility, that is responsible for bringing new life into this world, and who may have originally created the first non-legendary Pokémon (from Mew's DNA?) It would explain "Your Pokémon had an Egg! We don't know how it got there" Thoughts?
Personally, I think that Pokemon would reproduce in the same way that animals do, but that the game shies away from this because they don’t want any implications of sex or the biology of reproduction to be present. Strictly speaking of lore of the game, I believe it’s canon that Arceus creates the eggs and sends them to Pokemon couples.
But that said, I think that a Legendary Pokemon of Fertility would be pretty cool - an elevated stork concept, maybe? I think something like that is the only way they’d want to expand the idea of Pokemon reproduction/eggs, due to that whole avoidance of the topic thing. Creating the first non-legendary Pokemon and being responsible for creating eggs from there forward is a great roll for a new Legendary, especially seeing as there not that many roles left for new Legendaries haha. I’m not sure how Mew’s DNA could be related to a non-man-made Pokemon, but the Legendary could be related to Mew in some way, I would think!
So, I think that’s a really cool idea! Maybe we’ll see something like it in the new games? (Which I’m very hyped for, btw).
More on the issue of Pokemon reproduction, this forum has some interesting discussion on the topic.