If you’re a lapsed Pokémon Go player, now might be the time to jump back in. The new Pokémon Go Halloween event is now live and the feedback has been
pretty positive overall. The event comes with some awesome bonuses and benefits for players.
Me: My Lapras is EV’d to survive a Dragon Ascent from a Choice Banded Mega Rayquaza or two Thunders from a Primal Kyogre with Assault Vest. With a Sassy nature and a 0 IV in speed she can underspeed Primals in Trick Room and surprise some slow, non-optimised Trick Room users while providing a safe switch in to water attacks thanks to Water Absorb. Also Me: Have you seen my Lapras? She is very cute and I love her!
During the Pokémon Go Halloween event (now through Nov. 1) players can earn double the amount
of candy every time you catch a Pokémon, trade a Pokémon back to
Professor Willow or hatch a Pokémon from an egg. But if you’re smart, you’ll focus on one of those strategies.
Despite their diversity in shapes and forms, the majority of Pokemon species seem to have seperate sexes, and reproduce via sexual reproduction.
Despite having a very expansive genome and such radically different morphologies between eachother, Pokemon as a whole only have the amount of genetic diversity between eachother as just a single genus of animals. The genome of an Onyx compared to a Weepinbell is as different as that between a husky and a coyote. A “species” of Pokemon is not determined by its nuclear DNA, but rather by specialized organelles outside the nucleus. These organelles seem to heavily regulate transcription of genetic information, and turn “off” large sections of the genome and control which genes are expressed.
Like how Mew contains “the genetic code of all pokemon”, so do all regularPokemon too. The difference between a Pikachu and a Meowth isn’t nessesarily the differences between their genomes, but rather which parts of their genome do they express.
The organelles responsible for these differences in gene expression are also strictly inherited from the mother, in her egg cells (much like how we inherited mitochondria from our mother). This means while a Pokemon who’s mother is a Meowth and father is a Pikachu does have half the genes of both it’s parents, it will only inherit the organelles from it’s mother. Hence it’s “species” will be that of it’s mother, and will hatch as a Meowth regardless of it’s father.
So yes, using artificial insemination you can breed a Skitty and a Wailord together, but the babies will always come out as the mother’s species as opposed to some sort of hybrid that would kill a female skitty to produce.
Went out and bought both of these. The more World of Final Fantasy trails and gameplay videos I watched the more I felt like some addict in an alley needing my fix lol
The game is funny as fuck, me and both my best friends have been playing it and been enjoying the hell out of it. Got a big time Pokemon vibe in it which is all good for me. 9 hours in and goin strong.