This is why places such as Mintale Town and Cobalt Coast aren’t on the Kanto town map - they’re protected zones.
Amphy was sick, yes, but he was acting sicker than he really was cause he wanted more attention from Jasmine.
There are multiple of some legendaries, such as Mew, Deoxys, Kanto’s birds, Johto’s beasts, Hoenn’s golems, and the Latis.
The Spiky-eared Pichu didn’t come from that far away in the future, it was just an odd mutation. Not all Pichu in that time have it, but it’s fairly common.
Bridgette was a Pokedex holder and started working with her sister to improve the PC system when she got frustrated at how inefficient Bill’s original PC was.
On the subject of Bill, he’s a furry. Yeah.
The Pokeearth map from Serebii, which gets referenced in ORAS, is actually just an old map from before the world was fully explored by Japanese society. It’s popular because of how wrong it was.
Lillie, if given the choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, def picked Bulbasaur. She would give it a nickname too.
Samuel Oak is much more widely known than Samson Oak not because he’s a better researcher, but because he knows how to schmooze better. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know, y'know?
Baoba only offered Ethan/Lyra the position in the Safari Zone because he was too lazy to run it himself.
The Sevii archipelago is too far from any main land to get good internet of any sort, which is why it couldn’t even reach Kanto’s PC system. Celio’s device is basically a massive server to help the islands get connected.
uhh… yeah. I did say it was a long list. I was really bored.
//…Or, Lo thinks too much, drinks too much, and cares about children’s videogame mafias a little too much, so here’s a think piece nobody asked for about why Rocket deserves less schtick than it gets.
I know for fact that other Rocket RPers have experienced the same vaguely annoying thing I have: your character is out there being their intimidating self, only to get flooded with snarky replies from characters blatantly disrespecting your Rocket muse’s threat-level. There’s a reason I feel the need to have a rule about taking Rocket at least semi-seriously. I don’t mind a little IC ribbing, or characters ICly underestimating or doubting the power members of the now washed-up organisation might hold—but sometimes it’s SO prevalent in the community that it feels like people trying to force their own fanon notions about Rocket unto other players…and, by extension, the notion that your muse poses no challenge and is guarenteed not to stand a chance against theirs, regardless of whether they play another Team boss, or generic Pokémon trainer #51,828. cough POWERPLAYING cough… At very least, it gets boring having your muse run into the exact same smarmy conversations over and over.
Here’s a handy rundown of where I think these conceptions spring from, and how Rocket is (or at least was) no less a force to be reckoned with than any other team.
Jessie & James =/= gameverse Rocket If I had to pick the number one cause fans don’t take Rocket as seriously as the other teams, I would place 80% of my blame on THIS terrible twosome. For some of us, the English localisation of the Pokémon anime was our primary introduction to the series at large. Mention “Team Rocket” to anyone who grew up at the height of the 90s-early 2000s Pokémon craze, and they probably know about Jessie, James and Meowth even if they never played the GBC games or watched the anime in much depth.
We all know Jessie & James are a pair of comic relief fuckups, but they’re so culturally prevalent that I’m certain their ineptitude has coloured people’s opinion of Rocket as a whole…even though even anime Rocket can be a real and genuine threat when the plot calls upon it. Mewtwo Returns? Domino? Come on!!
I mean seriously, gameverse Rocket is actually a prime bunch of assholes They murder Pokémon, terrorize entire towns, control entry to entire cities, and kick what might be Kanto’s most affluent corporation out of their head offices just because Giovanni decided he wanted to put his greedy hands all over the Masterball tech Silph was developing. Think about that for the moment: if the city-based headquarters of a real life tech giant were forcibly taken over irl, it would be considered a major terrorist incident. Considering Silph likely has mad security and the headquarters is such a landmark in Saffron, to pull off something like that would require considerable manpower and disregard for whatever opposing forces stand in your way. Same can be said for the Goldenrod Radio Tower takeover.
Pokémon Origins was also golden for showcasing Rocket’s cruelty and making them feel like a heavyweight threat, even in the face of maintaining the team’s trademark comic relief in the silliness of its grunts.
The child protagonists are actual prodigies Yes, Rocket was defeated by a child. On two separate occasions, no less (three if you count Sevii). Egg on their face, amirite? But then, so were Magma and Aqua. And Galactic, Plasma, Neo Plasma, Flare, Skull, and Aether… Sure, on the surface it’s laughable (not to mention downright humiliating) for entire mafias and extremist groups to be toppled by minors, but consider this: Red and Gold/Kris/Ethan/Lyra…none of these kids were your average Youngster toting around a Rattata.
If any of these teams were so flimsy that any old novice trainer could waltz in and take them down, why were they not vanquished by the police long before they reached the point they could commandeer a radio tower, fuck up the environment, or provoke Poké-satan into saying “enough of this shit” and dragging them to Poké-hell? And if not the police, what about the Elite Four or the rest of the League? Is everyone just lazy? Why does it take a child to topple giants? Because the protags are blank-player-self-inserts fan-fucking-tastic at what they do and have a proficiency as Pokémon trainers that allows them to face literal gods. Youngster Joey, eat your heart out.
Rocket “did it first” Yup. No getting around it: Rocket set the bar for every antagonist team that followed it. By now we’re used to the slightly hairbrained schemes (yeah Maxie, you go and detonate that land-locked volcano. What could go wrong?), and the irreverent and klutzy mooks who drop keys, let the player character slip by while they argue over whose shirt is whose, and go down in a couple hits when you fight them. But by now these are all part of the formula. You almost don’t notice it anymore, but since Rocket’s quirks were new, it sticks out in the minds of the fans that this supposedly fearful mafia-like group employed bumbling fools who blurted out about the secret entrance to their base because the MC looked at them funny.
((because I have been a little dry on inspiration for the past couple of days. it’ll get better (always does) but since I feel kinda guilty not posting anything in interim, here’s a post full of details that can’t be seen because it got hidden behind text or similar, details that probably weren’t noticed, details about things that you couldn’t know, practice drawings from before the blog started and also a couple of other things. so basically this post is the equivalent of that one drawer you keep all the stuff in that doesn’t really have a place in all the other drawers. Those who aren’t interested, feel free to ignore, those who are- scroll on!
First up, because it’s the first image I have cropped behind the text on the Colress panel of this post is what is either a Furby or Tattletale. Honestly not sure what would be worse.
And here is Lysandross’ painting from this post, minus ‘mistake’ and without his arm in the way
Oh, and most importantly, Guzma’s spray art without any building or Guzma in the way
The next few pictures are practice drawings of some of the characters I did before starting the blog/when the blog just started. Mostly of N and Lusamine since I was super worried about drawing their hair. It only took one drawing of Guzma to realize that he’s perfect no matter how anyone draws him.
(pfft this next outfit Lusamine’s in is a redesign of the outfit of the villain in Pokemon Quartz. Sorry for bringing back dark memories.)
Aaaand one of N with Princess from AskLeafeon because she is my baby and I felt like it
Someone out there may have noticed this lady in the background. She has appeared three times and honestly is just a self-insert. I figured there may as well be a version of me somewhere who has a job, even if it’s in a fictional world. You go, fictional me.
Speaking of putting real people into the world, this is Adam. Hi Adam!
Here’s a little detail for you; the place the Bosses are currently located is called Safe Harbor!
There is a hidden cast page. Only hidden because it’s only partially complete, and I still need to make another page for extra characters that might pop up (such as Mars and the villains in the building opposite them)
Also, N is indeed a furry. I just want to get his fursona just right. A friend of mine is into furry art and I want to get it spot on. SPOT ON
Also also, in answering questions I operate on a few rules. Nothing fancy, it just helps prevent me getting backed into a corner.
The big ones are:
1. Never confirm what games are blog canon. There are two exceptions to this rule. One is making Pokemon Yellow blog canon, but with the Sevii Islands added. Since Red canonically has all three starters and a Pikachu, and the plot of Yellow is exactly the same as GRBFrLg but with a few phrases changed and some Pokemon switched around, there is no harm in that. Platinum is also blog canon for similar reasons- it’s the same as DP, but more of it. HGSS, ORAS, BWB2W2, XY and SM all have much larger differences between them. The most obvious being what Legendary Pokemon you can catch and when, and in most of them there tends to be plot difference too.
2. Never confirm the gender of the player characters. Red gets a pass because Game Freak picked him for us, he coo’. This one is mostly because there is no way I’d be able to choose. So the games where only one of the options appears in a game won’t have those characters appear in asks. Ones where they both appear (ORAS, HGSS, DPPl, etc.) are alright, if I can get away with not confirming them as the main character. Kind of a tricky situation, but necessary.
3. Don’t answer questions to a specific character twice in a row. As much as I’d love to have the blog all N/Maxie/Archie/Cyrus/Lysandre/etc. all the time, it’s probably a good idea to have the others have some spotlight. A few of them might kill me if they don’t.
There are a few smaller ones that are situation specific, but those are the big three.
Well, I’ve run out of things to put here! xD Hopefully someone enjoyed this (and apologies to those who didn’t!). Either way, I hope you have a pleasant day/evening/night!))
What if the Pokémon world... had a Eurovision-esque contest??
Kanto: Doesn’t matter how terrible they are, because Johto
will always give them a high score.
Johto: Doesn’t matter how terrible they are, because
Kanto will always give them a high
Hoenn: Tends to submit a good-to-okay song, though is
usually forgotten about by the end of the night.
Sinnoh: Always submits a peace song
and ends up in the Top 5 because they get their friends to vote for them.
Unova: That one region that
purposefully tries hard not to win.
Kalos: Used to be one of the best
regions, with multiple wins in their history. Now so terrible, they’re
rivalling the Orange Islands for most last place entries.
Orre: The YOLO region. Will submit anything, from a serious ballad about
unrequited love and heartbreak to an old guy dressed as a Charmander rapping
Fiore: Also used to be one of the
Pokévision greats, recently slipped into a dark age of not doing too well.
They’re bad… but not as bad as Kalos.
Almia: Usually ends up in the top 5,
courtesy to the Ranger bloc-voting.
Oblivia: Resorts to doing weird shit to
Orange Islands: Complains incessantly about
how nobody votes for them because “They have no neighbours” In reality, no one
votes for them because they’re crap.
Sevii Islands: Will have to re-apply for the
ability to compete if they ever gain independence from Kanto.
The scores are read out in… Kalosian? Kaloese? PokéFrench anyway.
The maximum number of points a region can give is 12, therefore the highest
score possible is 132. Nobody has yet managed a perfect score. The record high
score is 116, achieved by the Orre region.
Kalos and Fiore share the record for most number of wins, with four each.
The Orange Islands have finished in last place 7 times, on four occasions
with no points.
All the regions have won at least once.
The sixth contest ended in a three-way tie between Kalos, Fiore and the
Orange Islands. This has been the only time the Orange Islands have won.
The second contest was won by the Kanto region, who used Jigglypuffs to lull
the audience and viewers to sleep, and making them miss or forget the entries
which followed. The incident caused Kanto to be disqualified for the next five
contests, and Jigglypuffs have not been allowed to compete since. They are the
only Pokémon banned from competing.
The minimum age for performers is 10 (surely if you can leave home to
travel your country and catch and tame wild monsters at age ten, then surely
you can perform on an international singing competition, right?)
Oblivia holds the record for least number of words in a winning song. Also,
their one winner is also the only winning song to be performed entirely by a
Pokémon. For the record, the song was
performed by a ukulele-playing Pichu and consisted of only 12 words.
I made specie variants for Dunsparce,jumping on the bandwagon before it dies off. Common Dunsparceare seen anywhere dunsparce live.Being all around well adaptable to any enviroment, this subspecie is commonly picked by trainers.It’s distinctively well known as the begginers Dunsparce.
Rock-Smash Dunsparce have only live in the Dark Cave within the Johto region.It’s thick back scales have deloped to resit the parasityc Zubats and Geodudes, thus giving them a better Defensive growth when trained.
Native to Unova and spotted in Sinnoh, the Swarm Dunsparce is a tough catch to novice trainers. Its greenish pigment camouflouges it and it has an outstanding speed compared to other species.it also has a more streamlined body and knife-like tail.
The Sevii Isle Dunsparce is a curious case. It was introduced to Isle two as a stow away from Johto and headed for the nearest cavern in sight, which later got closed of for a few decades and left them without contact form any outsiders, on a isolated cliff. With no predator to claim fear on them, this subspecie grew with recessive,non battle related skills.It still manages to keep in battle, however it is trained a suport pokemon.
The Unovian Hunter Dunsparce is extremely rare and aggressive. Being of a large size and ferocity, it looks over grassland dwelling Dunsparce in the area, being able to defend them from threats like Beedrill and Vespiquen, as well as hunting prey: mostly the Butterfree line and Unfezants.It is yet to be recorded hunting in the wild.
Rattled Dunsparce are uncommon and never seen in battle. its body composition is smoother than a common Dunsparce and seems to be a more paranoid subspecie.
Birthplace: Pallet Town Birthday: August 8 Blood Type: O Accomplishments: 9th Pokemon League (Kanto/Johto) Tournament Winner
A trainer who traveled throughout the Kanto region after receiving a PokeDex from Professor Oak. A quick-tempered yet cheerful boy who grew up quickly after battling Team Rocket and encountering many different Pokemon. Eventually, he grew skilled and powerful enough to become the champion of the ninth Pokemon League. Later, he faced the Elite Four and was an invaluable fighter in the notorious Masked Man incident. A few years afterwards, he journeyed to the Sevii Islands with Green under mysterious circumstances.
Birthplace: Pallet Town Birthday: November 22 Blood Type: AB Accomplishments: Gym Leader tryouts. Currently the Gym Leader of Viridian Gym.
Green is Red’s rival and best friend, as well as the runner up of the ninth Pokemon League and a skilled trainer. The great Pokemon researcher Professor Oak is Green’s grandfather, and Daisy Oak is his older sister. Green is usually calm and composed, and is exceptionally good at figuring out his opponent’s strategy in battle.
Birthplace: Pallet Town Birthday: June 1 Blood Type: B Accomplishments: 3rd place at the 9th Pokemon League Skills: Disguise, inventing and renovating machines Knowledge: Has deep knowledge of Pokemon evolution Hobbies: Collecting accessories (especially earrings) and cute shoes
Blue was kidnapped by the Mask of Ice and raised as one of his masked children. After escaping from his training facility, she met Red and Green and had adventures with them. She has a very strong bond with Silver, another of the captive children, whom she escaped with. She performs meticulous research before a battle and creates tricky plans to overwhelm her opponent. She is cheerful and shrewd, but was devastated after seeing her parents get abducted by Deoxys.
Birthplace: Viridian City Birthday: March 3 Blood Type: A Hobbies: Drawing, fishing Family Members: Uncle Wilton the Fisherman
It is said that every ten years a child is born who is imbued with psychic powers from the Viridian Forest. Yellow has the ability to read the minds of Pokemon and to heal their wounds. Her full name is “Amarillo del Bosque Verde”. She used to live an ordinary life in Viridian City, but her life changed drastically after she met Red. When Red went missing during his challenge against the Kanto Elite Four, Yellow set out with Red’s Pokemon, Pika, on a journey to find him. For some reason, she chose to hide her identity as a girl.
Interview Peter Prevc and Severin Freund – 28.02.16 Almaty
Anon Ask: “Sorry, but can you quickly tell us what was the interview with sevi and peter after second comp in almaty about and what did they laugh about, couse this link you kindly shared with us doesnt work out of germany. Sevi was sooo cute in your gif.”
Since I am procastinating from studying anyway: here you go!
The Interviewer always asks the questions twice (in English
I´ll not correct their grammar mistakes and just write
down what they said
Interviewer (Norbert König):
Congratulations to a great second jump, to a great competition, to the hill
Oh it really was [the hill record]?
Norbert: Yes sure, half a metre longer!
Sevi: Ah, right
doing a facepalm
Norbert: You teased
Prevc a bit with that…
Well…yeah, that´s always something nice, hill records. Although the snow so
far down the hill was really soft and the telemark wasn´t that easy anymore.
But anyways, I´m
really satisfied and to tease/fret the man standing next to me
dramatic camera zoom out, one can see Peter
Prevc standing next to Sevi, staring into the void
is really difficult at
Sevi]: Now you can congratulate him officially in front of the camera of the
ZDF (the name of the broadcaster). [In English] Peter, please come to us.
Fist bump, both grinning like little children
Ja Peter. So,
there´s just one little problem, you are the champion now, but the record is
Peter already starts laughing when Norbert asks the
question in German and so does Sevi
Is that a sad
problem for you?
Sevi, who has been giggling all the time, kind of pats
Pero on the shoulder [moment from this one gif], Peter also chuckles. Norbert
also smiles (very creepily)
No, i don´t
think that… that´s really great compensation.
Norbert: So it´s
pretty early. The day would come, you know that, that you would take the title
from Severin, but ehm… did you expect it so early? There are still six
competitions to come?
Peter: Yeah it
was just … uhm … really awesome [from here I have to translate from German
again because the commentator translates it into German and speaks so loudly I
can´t hear Peter] this season. From the start of December to the end of January
everything was great. That was the time I was earning a lot of points in every
competition and so I did it now.
German again]: Severin, in the passing weeks you probably noticed that the
[Overall WC] title will be gone.
starts giggling again, stands in his fashion pose
Say just a
sentence about Peter Prevc, I think he´ll even understand it in German, what
kind of guy he is. In this winter and in comparison to the last one, when there
was this extremely tight fight with you.
Sevi: Yeah I
think he just learned something new, I would have never imagined, but he got
even more constant, constant in achieving very good results and that´s quite
spectacular, finishing a season having won all the titles. Chapeau.
Peter just stands there, biting his lips and showing
no emotions whatsoever
Norbert [in English
again]: You understand every word in German or just a little bit?
Sevi, again in the fashion pose, giggles, Peter also stop
biting his lips and smiles, also does a fashion pose
Yes, i understood a bit, so thank you, Severin. they nod to each other
Peter: It´s just
like he was last season, when he was just jumping so far and so well.
is far away, there´s still three weeks to go. There could have been a bit more
people here in Almaty, a bigger party, but what can we expect for Sunday in
Sevi and Peter laugh
looking around …
i thank that there will
be in Planica …
there are just like
five people on the ranks the camera is showing
… just a bit more fans.
Ahm… but the whole weekend will be really crowded and i think it´s better for
my nerves that everything will be already decided.
Severin, I suppose you´re not just excited for Planica but for all the remaining
competitions, six jumps, eh, six competitions.
Seven, there´s still a team competition in Planica
and it´s going
to be exciting three weeks because all the big events already took place and
still one gives one´s best every weekend. I´m coming closer [to Peter] but
yeah, one more victory would be nice.
Exactly. Stay healthy, defend the second place [in the overall ranking] and [we
wish you] some more victories. Thanks, Severin.