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Gen8 starter Pokemon what do you want to see?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by paipr_christian, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. wolf jani

    wolf jani The 6th member to reach 20 000 posts

    Scorbunny is my favorite out of these 3. It's my 2nd favorite fire starter.
    Sobubble is adorable too.
    Grookey looks kind of dumb tbh. It might even be my new least favorite grass starter.

    As for typing. I think Grookey's final evolution will be Grass/Fightning or maybe Grass/Rock or pure grass. Scorbunny's will be either pure fire, Fire/Electric or Fire/Fairy.
    Sobubble's will either be pure water or water/Dragon.

    The most likely in my opinion is. Grass/Fightning, Fire/Electric and Water/Dragon.
  2. quake

    quake Well-Known Member

    Ok they all look great this time around! But it always depends on the last evolution before I fully decide!
  3. R Leon

    R Leon Member

    I see they are still doing the Chinese Zodiac thing on the fire starter eh. Look its a bunny this time.
  4. paipr_christian

    paipr_christian grass type fan.

    Love grookey

    Love how it uses the stick as a tool..... I want it to end up Grass/Rock.... With the stick becoming a big Rocky hammer.
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  5. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Scorbunny! And the Chinese zodiac tradition continues. Can we really call it a coincidence now?
  6. Trainer Yusuf

    Trainer Yusuf VolcaniNO

    My guesses for final stages:
    Scorbunny: Makes most sense with Fire/Fighting, but will probably end up Fire/Ground or Fire/Electric.
    Grookey: Makes most sense with Grass/Fighting, but will probably end up Grass/Rock or Grass/Dark.
    Sobble: Makes most sense with Water/Ground, but will probably end up Water/Poison or Water/Dark.

    In terms of inspirations:
    *Scorbunny is based on an European hare, which was commonly hunted in UK before it was banned.
    *Sobble is a veiled chameleon, which is a common pet chameleon. Its aquatic theme is likely inspired by British salamanders.
    *Grookey maybe based off capuchin monkey which was also historically used as a help animal. Its presence as a starter is probably a reference to barbary macaques of Gibraltar, though those don't have long tails.
    Edit: Grookey maybe based off marmoset as XXD17 said.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
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  7. CyberBlaziken

    CyberBlaziken A Greater Evil

    Well, they look better than the Unova Starters, so I guess that's fine for me as of now.

    I hope they have better designed latter stages so I don't feel put off by the starters throughout my run through the game.
  8. Nodame

    Nodame You’re such a baka

    The fire bunny is mine <3
  9. PokeMon2.0

    PokeMon2.0 Cramorant is too cute for words!

    Love Sobble and Grookey is my second favorite.
  10. CMButch

    CMButch Kanto is love. Kanto is life.

    In terms of starters( 1st evolution) this is my rank:
    1.Bulbasaur > Charmander > Squirtle( I like him the least)
    2. Totodile > Cyndaquil > Chikorita( I am not really into more "female-ish" look of Pokemon)
    3.Mudkip > Treeko > Torchic( it seems bland compared to Mudkip/Treeko; funny how I like Blaziken but dislike Torchic)
    4.Chimchar > Turtwig > Piplup( its face is annoying like in anime's; funny how I like Empoleon but hate Piplup)
    5.Tepig > Oshawott > Snivy( same as Chikorita, but I like Serperior, but I dislike Meganium)
    6.Froakie > Chespin > Fennekin(literally same as Chikorita, I dislike even Delphox)
    7. Rowlet > Litten > Popplio(I like him the least but I dislike Primarina and Brionne lol)
    8. Grookey > Sobble > Scorbunny ( It seems bland compared to Grookey and Sobble, hopefully final evo is like Torchic line)
  11. AlchemistAzure

    AlchemistAzure Well-Known Member

    So shall we place bets of nonexistent money on whether Scorbunny will evolve into a Fire/Fighting Pokémon?
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  12. MalcolmBelmontS

    MalcolmBelmontS Well-Known Member

    Sooble is definitely my personal favourite out of the 3
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  13. 2dtyplosion

    2dtyplosion Well-Known Member

    So based on what little info we have about the starters right now I'd have to guess their typings end up being.

    Grooky Grass/dark said to be mischievious
    Scorbunny Fire/electric said to have endless energy
    Sobble water/ghost nothing concrete but he does go invisible in the trailer. Gives me Decidueye vibes.
  14. KKS-Lapras

    KKS-Lapras Well-Known Member

    The first thing I thought when Sobble's invisibility was displayed was part Ghost type.
  15. XXD17

    XXD17 Draco rex

    I thought grookey is a marmoset? Its French name suggests this.
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  16. Sword_Shield_Stan

    Sword_Shield_Stan Don't Height Greightness

    I'd like to see Scorbunny's final evo be fire/fairy. I think it would be a cool opposite direction from Incineroar being fire/dark and I think the bright and happy disposition fairy types seem to match Scorbunny. I see fire/electric is highly speculated for Scorbunny's final evo and I could see that being the case. I wouldn't be disappointed if it ends up being fire/electric
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
  17. Acer11

    Acer11 Well-Known Member

    Hope it retains it's high speed in it's evolutions.
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  18. KKS-Lapras

    KKS-Lapras Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to say, I love the starter trio in your signature!

    I don't know what Grooky would end up with as a potential second typing. Scorbunny, I lean towards either Fire/Electric if they want to focus on speed which for some reason strikes me as fitting for that starter, or Speed isn't the focus then Fire/Steel, and the reason I say that is the first shot we were given of Scorbunny running on the metal cogs. Sobble, Water/Ghost jumped out to me instantly, the invisibility or camouflage technique jumped out in my mind in that direction, and I say that knowing fully well that it's based on someone type of Gecko or other such creature in which camouflage is a common feature, and also knowing fully well that Pokemon like Vaporeon can literally disappear by essentially breaking down into surrounding water, yet despite those facts, it's seemingly skittish nature, added with the ability noted above have me leaning in this direction.
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  19. Golden_Latias

    Golden_Latias #SlayQueenSlay

    One theory I've seen tossed around a bit is the idea of the starter being themed around sports. Much like how the Alolan starters were themed around performers and the Kalos starters were themed around RPG classes.

    Scorbunny's the obvious one, with it being fast, plus there's a lot of emphasis on it's feet, plus it's name could be both a portmanteau of scorch + bunny or score + bunny. It could have evolutions themed around soccer.

    And while there's nothing directly connecting Sobble to sports for now, the way Grookey is hitting the rock with it's stick is very reminiscent of a baseball or cricket player getting ready to bat.
  20. shadowF

    shadowF Well-Known Member

    I think you are on the money for Scorbunny and Grookey. Sobble seems to be rowing for me, could link it to the loch ness monster where it disappears a lot plus have it be a tank since that is where it the patterns seem to suggest.

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