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New Pokemon Wish List

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by Zhydra, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Though I'd rather wait for them to return to the US for geographical inspiration, a Pokémon I really would like to see them do is one themed on the Virginia Opossum, as there's a lot of potential with this one. It could be a Normal-type but can play dead when certain conditions are triggered, assuming an alternate form and the much sought-after type combination of Normal/Ghost. (Perhaps this play-dead form can even have its body collapsed on the floor and its spirit floating above it.)

    Said conditions could be a move the Pokémon has, as well as fear-based moves and Abilities from the opponent such as Intimidate, Unnerve, Scary Face, Mean Look, and Glare (as real-life possums play dead, of course, when they're scared; it's an involuntary reaction, so they can't actually shut it off).
     
  2. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Well they don't need to base a region off of the US to include US animals... A possum like that would be cool.

    I'm still waiting for a peacock....
     
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  3. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    Kanto had Kangskhan which was based on a kangaroo and Alola had Komala which is a koala and both are based in Australian wildlife not native to the real world areas those two regions were based on. We could get a platypus in a region based on Canada if GF wanted.
     
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  4. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    Bug/Fire dung beetle. Calling it now
     
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  5. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Yeop, that's what I said.
     
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  6. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    Or a peacock in Norway, a dolphin in Nigeria, a whale in Mongolia, or a sasquatch in Russia. I'm fine with having a Pokemon based on an animal not located in that region's basis, as long as the Pokemon is in a reasonable area in the game (like how Komala lives in trees resembling Eucalyptus trees) and the majority of the Pokemon in-game are based on actual local animals.
     
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  7. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    It's only relaly been since Gen 7 that people insist that the Pokemon have to match the region the game takes place in, despite the numerous examples that show that it isn't the case.
    I blame those "What if Gamefreak made a region baseon on..." videos on youtube, since they always rattle off a list of "region apporpriate Pokemon"

    I mean, don't get me wrong, Pokemon based on animals/concept from the real life region are fun, but they should never be the only Pokemon included.
     
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  8. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    Exactly. People worry too much about being accurate! Let the facts be a suggestion, not the rule. The point of fiction is that it isn't real! You can do whatever you want!
     
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  9. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    For the record, I'm not bothered by Pokémon of a different part of the world than the real-life basis. I was hoping for Scorbunny's final form to be based on a jackalope, for instance, as that's another concept that hasn't been done in Pokémon, and I figured something like that would be fitting as a starter. (Then again, it may be more fitting as a Mythical Pokémon.) I also found it amusing to see Komala introduced in Alola.

    It seems to be a trend among fully evolved starters to have one or more of them be based on something from a country other than the one the region is based on, at least from Generation IV and onward, when starters started taking on concepts from human culture:
    Generation IV: Torterra is based on the World Turtle in Indian mythology; Empoleon is based on a Medieval European king
    Generation V: Serperior is based on a French aristocrat; Emboar is based on a sumo wrestler; Samurott is based on a samurai
    Generation VI: Greninja is based on a ninja
    Generation VII: Decidueye is based on a Robin Hood type of archer; Incineroar is based on a heel wrestler, but of the Japanese sort
    Generation VIII: Rillaboom is based on a taiko drummer

    I'd like a bombardier beetle with that type combination, honestly.
     
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  10. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    I just realized we need a Capybara Pokemon. Water/Fairy because Capybara "are friend shaped"

    A Bug/Fire Bombardier Beetle and a Bug/Ice Dung Beetle that rolls snowballs. They both could evolve from the same beetle larva Pokemon with either the Fire or Ice Stone
     
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  11. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    I hope we get more Pokémon that mix very different concepts and some unexpected type combos! We've already got a Water/Dark ninja frog with a tongue scarf, a Dragon/Ghost fighter jet diplocaulus, and an Electric/Poison punk rocker agama lizard, so how about a Poison/Dragon gangster land-dolphin? Or a Ghost/Poison spicy pepper/earthworm monster? Or a Psychic/Bug dung beetle that moves pearls across the land to the ocean? Or a Fairy/Flying janthina snail/balloon thingy that flies around scattering glitter? I really want Game Freak to go all out with future designs and give us more unique things than "Normal/Flying woodpecker" or "Grass-type cotton old lady".
     
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  12. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    "Gangsta-Rapper" gangster or "1930s Mafia" gangster?

    And I agree, the more creative the concepts the better.
     
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  13. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    Mafia type.
     
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  14. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Well, we got Honchkrow. (We also got Scrafty for the modern rapper-type gangster. Both of them are Dark-types.)
     
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  15. shoz999

    shoz999 Sonic's the name! Speed's my game!

    Just realized. They never did Pokemon versions themed around music. Imagine boxart legendaries themed around music and instruments.
     
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