It doesn't look like anyone else has bought this up yet, but Bulbapedia just updated their list of moves article and it lists two Ground type moves called Thousand Arrows and Thousand Waves, both of them have 10PP, 90 power and 100% accuracy. Zygarde signature moves?
You would think it would get the Prankster ability since that's what it could be based on but no.Hoopa and Volcanion's data [minus moves and Dex entries] have been added to the Serebii Pokédex.
Oh dear, Hoopa is a just a slower Gengar with a better physical attack stat and Magician. Honestly thought it would be getting Prankster but whatever.
Volcanion is built as a bulky attacker and has Water Absorb, so I assume it will see a lot of use on mono-Fire teams because of this.
I forgot about Pursuit, which is why I didn't mention it. Thanks for reminding me. Poor Hoopa is going to have a bad time in competitive play.More importantly shnivy is that it's 4x weak to pursuit, making it easily trappable by anything with 80+ attack. Unless hoopa gets an amazing movepool (a special ghost-typed acrobatics perhaps?) this thing will get killed in every tier.
Haven't decided on volcanion yet. On one hand, its stats and typing pair incredibly well with a plethoria of pokemon (ludicolo and grass rotom being the better ones). On the other hand, that low Spdef stat and speed make it vulnerable to the same things that gyarados is. Depending on movepool, it could be in UU/BL. Doubt it will be in OU unless it has some obscenely good physical fire/water attacks.
It's been a while since I last checked the news here and now ...what?!
Additional info on the event Pokemon and Zygarde?
... Okay. Just someone fill me in. What happened?!
A few days ago the RAM dump of X and Y was completed. Also Serebii updated the Pokédex and Attackdex.
So, let me guess... thousand arrows, thousand waves and volcanion and hoopa... why do I get that sequel feeling again?
And what about the Strange Souvenir? Or AZ's Floette? Any news on them?
AZ's Floette has been confirmed for two months now. I haven't heard anything about the Strange Souvenir, presumably it doesn't unlock anything special in X and Y.
I've only just noticed this, but none of the Kalos legendaries are particularly fast, with none of them even hitting the 100 base speed.
thousand arrows sounds cools if only because it sounds like it hits flying types
I have been seeing people say that it does, but that doesn't make sense to me - sure, it's effect says that it hits airborne Pokémon (e.g. Golurk using Fly), but aren't Flying-types inherently immune to Ground-type attacks anyway?