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~ Official Pokémon News Discussion Thread ~ [POST POKEMON NEWS HERE]

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Erik Destler, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    We've known Raitora line originates from Gen 1 for a while now, but the babies being from Gen 1 is new, I think.

    Makes me wonder how early they thought up the concept of "breeding". Were they originally intended as basic stages, or were they treated as babies since the start?
     
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  2. Trainer Yusuf

    Trainer Yusuf VolcaniNO

    Speaking of babies, after a long period of disappearance, Baby Pokémon are back in TCG, as Basic Pokémon. Baby Pokémon traditionally had Abilities that allowed them to evolve quickly, but Cleffa and Happiny in this set are just regular Pokémon.

    There are a few other species who haven't appeared for a long time like Kadabra due to Uri Geller lawsuit, and Sunkern-Sunflora because they suck.
     
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  3. shoz999

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

    That really is some huge news. For those who don't know, the last time the TCG has had a Pichu card was from Heartgold and Soulsilver. The baby Pokemon Tyrogue has only had five Pokemon cards since Gen 2. Some Gen 4 baby Pokemon like Bonsly had only one card, not including the promotional cards.
     
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  4. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    Twitter just banned infamous PokeTuber Verlisify from the platform.
     
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  5. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    Why?
     
  6. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    He broke one or more of Twitter's rules. I don't know any specific reason as to how Verlis got banned from Twitter.
     
  7. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I haven't followed the card game since the Heart Gold and Soul Silver era, so I didn't know they had stopped making Baby Pokémon. That's really strange. Is there any particular reason why?
     
  8. shoz999

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

    No clue but it probably has to do with the fact that Baby Pokemon are basically a great way to search for a specific Pokemon from your decks. I say that because the newest baby Pokemon cards don't have the evolution mechanics anymore. For example, Cleffa no longer can evolve into Clefairy straight-away but instead gives you the chance to draw six cards with a coin toss. Actually that's another oddity about the baby Pokemon that I'm not too sure about. From the looks of it, you can't even evolve the new baby Pokemon cards in the regular way either.
     
  9. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Really? Does that mean that it's impossible to evolve the new Baby Pokémon cards? The Baby Evolution gimmick was the only way to evolve them before, as Pokémon that evolve from Baby Pokémon are still considered Basic Pokémon. Have they changed something?
     
  10. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    Only two Pokémon that are technically Baby Pokémon have had cards since the HGSS series: Togepi and Riolu.
     
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  11. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    However, those two were introduced in the same generation as their evolved forms (Togetic and Lucario respectively) and as a result they did not follow the same rules as the other baby Pokemon.
     
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  12. shoz999

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

    I don't know as the news is still brand new. Even the TCG analysis guys are somewhat unsure as there's nothing in the card that states it can evolve into it's next evolution which breaks the tradition of the original baby Pokemon. From the looks of it, a lot of people are guessing you can't evolve baby Pokemon for the SM meta.
     
  13. Trainer Yusuf

    Trainer Yusuf VolcaniNO

    Yes. They are effectively single stage in this set. Baby Pokémon also had an additional ruling that made them partially invulnerable to non-Baby Pokémon's attacks, but this was removed in BW era apparently.
     
  14. Pokemon Power

    Pokemon Power Well-Known Member

    The Pokemon Youtube channel's been posting videos about the many regions of the Pokemon world, and people are assuming they're counting down to a new announcement on Pokemon Day. I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  15. shoz999

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

    Heheheh. You didn't complete that sentence. "I wouldn't be surprise if Gen 8 was announced after Alola."
     
  16. Pokemon Power

    Pokemon Power Well-Known Member

    You know what I mean!!
     
  17. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Or, it's just a Pokémon day celebration completely unrelated to game announcements. Do you really expect that they'll frame the Gen VIII announcement as a travel advertisement for a new region? Unlikely. Also, just look at the content of the videos. They focus almost exclusively on anime-exclusive locations and events. This very clearly was meant to have little to do with the games. Not to mention that they couldn't even make one of these videos for the new region, as there's no anime footage to use for it.

    Maybe there will be an announcement on Pokémon Day, but if there is, it will most likely have nothing to do with these videos.


    On the topic of those videos, I really like the instrumental remixes of the theme songs they used, especially the Johto one. Good stuff.
     
  18. shoz999

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

    Red finally gets his very own TCG card! Like Blue (Fem Protag), this is Red's very first appearance in the TCG as his own very card and this is his second appearance in the TCG since Red's Pikachu, which features Red's Pikachu. The card is called "Red's Challenge" and it's basically the Supporter version of "Computer Search" which was pretty OP as an item card during it's day, Supporter cards can only be played once per turn whereas Item cards can be played as much as you want.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    I expect Blue to get his own card eventually. Weirdly, despite how big of a character he is in the games, Blue has never appeared at all in the TCG.
     
  20. shoz999

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

    I think it's actually pretty understandable. Red & Green (Rival) didn't really had names back than and Blue (Fem Protag) never existed in the main canon originally.
     

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