The Scruffy Professor
I'd like to see regional variants for some gen 4 and 5 pokemon. Maybe an ice type Blitzle and Zebstrika or a fire type Buneary and Lopunny
I always thought that the pokemon that live in the more extreme environments would be the best for Regional Variants. Here's a few.
Sneasel as a Fire Dark. Its moved into a more volcanic region.
Slugma line as a poison type. It been away from the volcanoes heat for so long it has turned into toxic tar.
Hippopotas line as a grass type. Moved to a water region and now grows anti bacteria plants on itself to ward off germs.
Snover line as a ground grass type. Moved into warm forrests and is now thought to be Big Foot.
If there is regional variants, i would love to see the Johto Pokemon, i don't think we need more Kanto.
This is so true. We deserve some with gen 2-4 pokemon.I hope Gen VIII lacks new regional variants since at this point with Kanto nostalgia still going on with no signs of stopping, I fear we'd get even more regional variants of Gen I species.
This is so true. We deserve some with gen 2-4 pokemon.
Like imagine a variant of Electivire. Now that would be badass.
I wanted (and still would like to see) a regional of Electavire and Magmortar where they switch types. I don't know why they would, or how they would. But it be fun to see both lines with flipped flipped typings.
They could make it a thing where you have to trade a Magmar and Electabuzz from that region with each other, so that they switch types while being traded, resulting in a Electric Magmortar and a Fire typed Electavire.
Or their evolution method could be changed so that you have to have both in your party when they level up.
The lore justification could be that Electabuzz and Magmar have been forced to share the same living space in that region and instead of competing have entered a form of symbiosis that goes so deep that they need each other's help for evolution and then switch types.
All works for regional final forms in theory.... But it sounds more like alt Evo methods moreso than regional variants.
Besides if they opted to do this I'd like to see it be the whole line, not just the final forms.
Maybe it be better if they just gain the others types while keeping thier own.
For instance Elekid line could gain the Fire typing due to it's habitat having long winter's. The Fire typing allows it to stay warm even during the coldest weather.
For Magby and it's line it could gain it's additional Electric typing since the volcano it lives on is constantly causing volcanic storms and it gained the typing as a result of constant exposure to the electricity from the lightning in the storms.
Making Electavire a Electric/Fire type
And Magmortar a Fire/Electric type.
That would be fine too. Both pokemon could gain a lot from those. I do think it'd be good if both regional variants had a different evolution method as well. Trade while holding an item isn't the best
Love to see that in near future by Gamefreak.Bonsly/Sudowoodo - Grass (if it is a region with loads of forest, it adapted to the environment and now is an actual tree that looks like a mossy rock. And is able to prevent being attacked by birds and insects by it's disguise.
Girafarig - Ghost/Dark - Being a night time Pokémon. The tail got possesed and Giraferig turned slowly over time in this new version. Has acces to Dark Pulse, Shadow Ball etc.
Skitty/Delcatty - in this region Skitty has been hold into households as pets and evolved into Fairy types. For some reason they also have a fascionation for the moon. Making it a regional variant counterpart to Meowth/Persian