teeter-dance

So on New Year’s Eve my brother challenged me to a triple rotation battle in ORAS. Now I had only just gotten the game on Christmas so I wasn’t anywhere close to beating the game and my pokemon were seriously under leveled. However since the pokemon are just automatically bumped to lvl 50 for the battle I figured, eh why not?

HOWEVER my brother decides to pull a dick move and has his entire party be NOTHING BUT FULLY TRAINED LEGENDARY POKEMON. TWO OF WHICH WERE PRIMAL GROUDON AND MEGA RAYQUAZA.

His legendary team completely destroyed my first 5 pokemon.

I was down to my very last pokemon, a Lombre I had named Skip.

I decided I was gonna lose anyway, but I wasn’t gonna go down without a fight.

So I used Teeter Dance, which is a move that confuses the opponent’s pokemon. Doesn’t do any damage tho.

LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE POKEMON HE HAD KILLED ITSELF. NOT A ONE ACTUALLY ATTACKED SKIP.

I WON THE BATTLE.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I GIVE YOU

SKIP THE SLAYER OF LEGENDS

If BTS all had 4 Pokémon moves
  • Rapmon: Dream Eater, Growl, Follow Me, Stomp
  • Jungkook: Natural Gift, Torment, Flash, Swords Dance
  • Jin: Dazzling Gleam, Baby-doll Eyes, Teeter Dance, Punishment
  • J-Hope: Sunny Day, Assurance, Lucky Chant, Hyper Voice
  • V: Confusion, Lick, Extrasensory, Psycho Boost
  • Jimin: Attract, Charm, Disarming Voice, Me First
  • Suga: Swagger, Rest, Judgment, Mean Look
New Pokemon Focus:Oricorio

Professor Huffmagic here with a look at some new pokemon for Sun and Moon

Today Pokemon  dropped a huge trailer on us, with so much newness it is going to take a bunch of posts to get through it all!

We are going to start today with one of the more interesting new Mons, but one that was overshadowed by all the amazing newness that Pokemon had in store.

Oricorio

Oricorio changes its form by sipping the nectar of certain flowers. Since it has four different forms—the same as the number of islands in Alola—it would seem that different Oricorio live on each of the islands.

Oricorio is a “Dancing Pokemon” with a new ability “Dancer” that will mimic effects of any dance move done in battle. That means that the nine “dance” moves can be used in doubles to turn this little dancer into a monster. The nine dance moves are: Dragon Dance, Feather Dance, Fiery Dance, Lunar Dance, Petal Dance, Quiver Dance, Rain Dance, Swords Dance, and Teeter Dance.

Now Oricorio is a unique mon in that it begins with four different forms, each ecountered on one of Alola’s islands. The hint at Darwin’s Finchs is beautiful. Each one is based off of a different style of dance, taken from cultures around the world.

Revelation Dance is a move that only Oricorio can learn, and its type changes based on Oricorio’s current style.

Baile Style

Fire/Flying

The Baile Style Oricorio is very passionate, and power fills its body when it dances. It sends downy fluff flying during its intense dances. By igniting this fluff, it can unleash a fiery dance attack.

This form is based off of the Spanish Flamenco Dancer, Baile literally being the form of Flamenco that focuses on Dance. Flamenco is a dance form that tends to be most appreciated when performed solo, and is often improvisational. (interesting note: Flamenco is highly popular in Japan, with more schools focused on it than in Spain)

The fire typing is probably due to the root of the word Flamenco, and they style itself being very fiery and passionate.

Pom-Pom Style

Electric/Flying

The Pom-Pom Style Oricorio is very friendly toward people, and it uses dancing to encourage Trainers who are feeling glum. When it dances, its feathers are charged with static electricity. It can attack with these charged feathers, and sometimes it unleashes a powerful electric shock.

Now this little zapper is probably based off of cheerleading squads and dance teams. Mostly used in sporting events to cheer on the team or crowd, there is also a highly competitive world of “cheer” that is its own form of sport and dance. A pom-pom is a poofy, often shiny, cluster of tightly woven streamers that can be held while dancing to guide or attract the eyes.

The electric typing is probably due to the energy that cheerleaders can build up.

Sensu Style

Ghost/Flying

The Sensu Style Oricorio is quiet and collected. By means of its dance, it gathers the spirits drifting about in an area and borrows their power to fight. People who migrated from Kanto feel a great liking for this Pokémon because its dance reminds them of their homeland.

Now the reason it reminds people of Kanto ( Japan ) of their homeland is that this bird is based off of the tradition of dancing with a fan in Japan. Sensu translates to “folding fan” and has been a tool incorporated into dance in Japan for centuries. Folding Fans are often given as signs of goodwill and cheer.

The ghost typing is probably due to the style in Japanese traditional dancing called Bon Odori, which was a dance to welcome the spirits. 

Pa’u Style

Psychic/Flying

The Pa’u Style Oricorio acts at its own pace, which sometimes makes it difficult to deal with. It sharpens its spirited moves through dance, which increases its psychic power. It’s said that this dance expresses its gratitude to the guardian deity Pokémon.

The Pa’u style is based off of Hawaiian Hula dancers. Pa’u is the style of skirt worn by Hula dancers, and the style and weave of the skirt has deep meaning to add to the dance. Hula is a sacred dance that goes deeply back into the history of Hawaii, with some legends saying that those were the movements of the gods after creating the world.

The psychic typing is probably due to Pokemon associating all “godlike” things to psychic-typing.

So what do you thin of the new little bird friends? Like them? Hate them? Which is your favorite?

Well that’s it for this post trainers, thanks for taking the time, I hope you enjoyed it. Feel free to message me with any comments or questions, and please submit any awesome poke-stuff you find. Stay safe out there guys, and remember, there is a time and a place for everything!

My next project is Project Dancer
Lilligant has been one of my favorites out of the Grass type series, and I have been experimenting on a strategy that is risky but when executed can be devastating.
In trial stages she has taken down a good amount of walls and Buffy sweepers with this. But unlike Shuckle, she is fragile.

So the main idea is to stall your first few moves, with Attract or Teeter Dance (or both if you can)
Shoot off Quiver Dance at least once, and then Petal dance your opponents in sweeping glory.

Two items I am debating over, one is Focus Sash, which at the very least will allow me to confuse the opponent for the next Pokemon.
Or Metronome, which is the more evil choice.
Since Petal Dance is my only attacking move, all my time gets put into it after being set up, so every use the power goes up by 10 points, until it caps at 100.
With Stab and the Quiver Boost…this makes not effective types bleed too.
But it’s all chance.

Flower Giveaway

Lil’ flowers getting blown away. 


Cherrim
Pokeball: Friend Ball
Level: 100
Ability: Flower Gift
Gender: Female
Nature: Timid
Moveset: Sunny Day / Solar Beam / Aromatherapy / Energy Ball
Item: Leftovers
Code: Lord Helix


Lilligant
Pokeball: Friend Ball
Level: 100
Ability: Chlorophyll
Gender: Female
Nature: Timid
Moveset: Teeter Dance / Quiver Dance / Petal Dance / Grass Whistle
Item: Enigma Berry
Code: Lord Helix


Florges
Pokeball: Friend Ball
Level: 100
Ability: Flower Veil
Gender: Female
Nature: Timid
Moveset: Calm Mind / Moonblast / Petal Dance / Energy Ball
Item: Lax Incense 
Code: Lord Helix


Roserade
Pokeball: Friend Ball
Level: 100
Ability: Natural Cure 
Gender: Female 
Nature: Modest
Moveset: Toxic Spikes / Giga Drain / Sleep Powder
Item: Black Sludge
Code: Lord Helix


Bellossom
Pokeball: Friend Ball
Level: 100
Ability: Chlorophyll
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
Moveset: Seed Bomb / Leaf Blade / Moonblast / Teeter Dance
Item: Revival Herb
Code: Lord Helix


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Then… Friday arrives. 
Under the cherry blossom tree, she meets her Senpai. 
I’M SORRY, I’M SUCH A WEEABOO ;w; 

Rhythms

‘I can’t sleep until you’re next to me’
Setting Fires – The Search

I

Your last word, eyes on mine:
I draw strength from screams
and part the crowd between us.

At last, muscle-sore, still bound,
I walk out of this scene
of brazen guiltless crime,

feet invulnerable with the pride
coursing bliss has anchored
firmly within my body.

II

I know it takes mere seconds
for the spill to arrive
and blot out
what life had once
in store;

and just the same,
I have all my life
tried to write the song inside you,
to call you by your name
as angels might.

I find instead
on the late-night street,
silk illumination,
a distant siren, hidden laughter.
Storm fingers tug my hair.

III

I feel the great hand pass through
indifferent skies too fast,

leaving an aftermath
where gods are hosts
of unanswered questions,

and we dance teetering on edges
where there is no net.

IV

The world that announces itself
on signs by the roadside
has pain in little pinpricks
inscribed on its surface.

Comedy of Horrors,
the funniest way to get scared,
tickets available at the usual outlets.
Asleep with Aliens,

Youth in the Classical Era,
Here Lies, Escape!,
Medea, The Heart Wants.
A taxi tears around the corner.

Each notice invokes
brief respite from time,
a suspended state of senses only,
of movement and passion

while reality stands still –
a fingers’ stretch away
from final swoon, and welcome;
all-important and vicarious.

V

Uneasy remembrance
in a crowded auditorium –

a face I tried to shroud in time,
a skeleton hand of guilt,

shipwrecked feelings I
hoped would no longer be

visited upon me,
cut into ragged pieces

by night falling deeper
into puddles gleaming, powerful.

VI

I regret the never again of things,
the impossibility of sending
letters into the black sky,

vanishings, half-healed bruises
betray I have been all and nothing,
face held up and up to light,

still beyond the stretch of fingers,
and still of a mind
that is not entirely pure.

VII

Approaching nothingness drags its steps:
here comes a new stretch of End Days.
Walls pulverized bear down
on staring eyes surrendering
to mass annihilation
in lieu of a meteor blast.

VIII

A crowd of useless words,
misshapen pearls from my mouth:
how you were stained,

how the core of you was hurt
yet not enough
to make the breaking stop –

all the strength of great wings
rushes through the dawn chorus
into the rain.

After 160 Bird Murders I can go to sleep in Peace.

My Beast-Bird Aesthetic continues, though I think the rest i shall achieve trough breeding, I want to save the remaining balls now just in case.

The good thing is I can use the Nectar to swap this fucker around how I feel like. I aught her as Pom-pom and gave her Red Nectar!

So for whoever wants to chain one themselves, the Pompom once may be the weakest but they are also easiest. They Don’t know Roost or Teeter Dance to pis you off with.