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Cover Fossil or Plume Fossil?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation V Discussion' started by RedBlastoise, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. RedBlastoise

    RedBlastoise Well-Known Member

    Which one did you pick in your B/W games - The Cover Fossil or Plume Fossil? Did you use one of the Unova Fossil Pokemon on your team? Who is your favorite Gen 5 Fossil Pokemon, Carracosta or Archeops? What do you think of this Fossil pair compared to the Fossils of other regions?
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  2. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    I didn't particularly care for the Gen V Fossil Pokemon, although I suppose that Protoga (Tirtouga) is somewhat cute at the very least. I chose the Cover Fossil in Black, White 2, and Black 2 for that reason.
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  3. Cat's Eye Draco

    Cat's Eye Draco Well-Known Member

    Cover Fossil. There weren't many water types besides Carracosta that I liked in Gen V, and as much as I liked Archeops's design and high speed/attack stats, its Defeatist ability could be a real pain sometimes.
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  4. wolf jani

    wolf jani #ScorbunnySquad

    Cover Fossil because Tirtouga & Carracosta look cooler + they don't have a hindering ability.
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  5. Eternalfalcon

    Eternalfalcon Unova champion

    I choose plume as I already had a water type that being dewott but I love both of them equally, in my opinion they have great designs and awesome stats I love sweeping with either of them, I think why I love them so much comes down to nostalgia for the episode, I forget what it's called but it's the one where tirtouga is from the past I think
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
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  6. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.


    The cover fossil. Tirtouga/Carracosta is my favorite turtle Pokemon and I think the sea turtle/flightless bird was a welcome addition to fossils. One thing I notice is that both Carracosta and Archeops both play around a risk and reward battle style, Carracosta having Shell Smash and Archeops having the Defeatist ability and I freaking love it. I especially like Costa, Black's Tirtouga/Carracosta from the Pokemon Adventures manga who has a stubborn badass old man personality lol. Black's relationship with his Carracost is basically, "Please notice me Senpai!" lol.
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  7. Dicklaycia

    Dicklaycia Objectively Better Than You

    I chose the Cover Fossil while playing through Pokémon Black. I found Tirtouga to be cute, and Carracosta was a solid Pokémon to use. On top of that, I am not a huge risk-taker, so Archeops' Defeatist is a really big turn-off for me.
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  8. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    Cover mainly because of the bad Ability Archen and Archeops have. I really like the Archen line more than the Tortouga line but that awful Defeatist Ability makes me not want to use it.
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  9. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    I'll go with the Plume one, as Archeops looks cooler and is quick and powerful despite having a horrible ability. I still like the Tirtouga line, though.
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  10. Ignition

    Ignition Obliterated a god with the power of friendship

    Can’t decide as both are great. I’ll probably say Archeops due to liking it longer
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  11. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    Abagoura (Carracosta) actually has an appealing design now that I think about it, although I never would've used one myself despite that, because from what I remember the species has a low Speed stat, and I tend to use Pokemon that are fast. And while on the subject, I always thought that Abagoura looked a lot like an older version of Kamex (Blastoise) without the shell cannons.
  12. MockingJ

    MockingJ Banned

    Plume fossil because I needed a Flying Pokemon and didn't like any of the others available in Gen 5. I think that Tirtouga looks awful and is a cheap copy of that prototype turtle Pokemon from the old GS beta days.
  13. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Cover, duh. Defeatist is just too awful to deal with. Truant at least keep a legendary-tier Pokemon in check, and Slaking is thicc enough you can live through the break
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  14. SubtleVVeirdoh

    SubtleVVeirdoh Unova Enthusiast

    First time playing, I chose the Cover fossil as Serperior was my starter and, like it’s been stated BW didn’t really have any favorable Water types. I like both tbh, even with Defeatist being Arches’ only abilities.

    I prefer the cover fossil over the dome fossil, but I like it as much as like I the helix... as far as the rock/water fossil Pokémon go.

    Aerodactyl > Arche... just because its ability isn’t completely useless.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
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  15. PokeMon2.0

    PokeMon2.0 Cramorant is too cute for words!

    Cover Fossil. Even though I like Archeops it’s ability is useless, if it only had something like Truant it would be great!
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  16. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    I like Water types so I always picked the Cover Fossil and just traded for the Plume Fossil. I never used either of the Unova Ffossil Pokemon however, because I thought Carracosta was too slow and Archeops has a horrible ability.
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  17. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    Haven't played Black or White but I got an Archen in a fan-game where there were almost no Rock-types and I loved using it on my team. Worked great against the flying gym. I still love Archen, but I feel Tirtouga/Carracosta have really bad designs, an overused type-combo (Also Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Corsola, Relicanth, Binacle, Barbaracle, and Drednaw), and don't have anything that I can't use something else for.
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  18. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Lost my profile picture when Ash beat Kukui

    I like them both but it usually depends on if I have a surfer of flyer yet
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  19. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    I dislike the overuse of the generic Water/Rock type combination as well, because it's been done so often that it makes things predictable. But I still think that having a Fossil Pokemon with a dull type combination is better than having a Fossil Pokemon with a self-sabotaging Ability.
  20. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Lost my profile picture when Ash beat Kukui

    Both fossils were very useful you can use one as a surfer and one as a flyer and I used both of them many times.They both had flaws Archeops ability was bad and Carracosta had a bad typing.

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