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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. Pokemon Power

    Pokemon Power Well-Known Member

    That was my first video game, and it was very fun.
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  2. Trainer Yusuf

    Trainer Yusuf VolcaniNO

    Since HA monkeys are now the Pokébank distribution, chances are Tapus will be distributed next gen, most likely with different, retconned HAs. Perhaps they will have a quatro master after all?

    This also retroactively means SwSh will not have sub-legendaries for Galar, at least none with HAs.

    Edit (21.04.2019): So far we haven't seen an Event Mythical for Galar in the Mewtwo movie remake. This makes me think we will see a repeat of Victini scenario in late July, but we will see how the cookie crumbles next month.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
  3. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I believe I asked you about this already, but you never responded. What leads you to those conclusions? What does Hidden Ability distributions have to do with what we will and won't get next generation, especially new Pokémon?
  4. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    The Mewtwo movie is looking absolutely gorgeous. I'm not sure I like the redesigned Mewtwo armor as much, but everything else looks extremely faithful to the original, and the 3D graphics are just amazing. Can't wait for this one.
  5. Pokemon Power

    Pokemon Power Well-Known Member

    I have to be honest. I don't know what to think about Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution. To me, it just looks like the animation style was the only thing they changed from the original. I mean, if the ending was different from the original then maybe I'd consider seeing it.
  6. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I'm pretty sure that's the point.
  7. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    Yeah. We pretty much know that there will be no changes to the movie's plot because Takeshi Shudo is the only credited writer.
  8. Pokemon Power

    Pokemon Power Well-Known Member

    It's enough to consider Detective Pikachu the REAL 22nd movie.
  9. Satoshi & Touko

    Satoshi & Touko Glimwood Tangle is Literal Dreamland

    This movie overall is not worth my watch time. To me, it seems nothing more than more evidence that the Pokemon franchise has been leaning more towards Quick 'n' Easy cash money over creativity lately.
  10. shoz999

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

    The way I see it is, it's just the anime but I don't blame the anime crew for it rather the higher-ups for limiting their creative potential out of the sake of playing it safe.
  11. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    It is definitely not.

    Whatever your favorite part of the franchise is, it was created for the purpose of making "cash money." It's an entertainment franchise. Every part of it exists to make money, one way or the other.

    And in addition to that, CGI ain't cheap. Maybe it's not as expensive as it once was, but a 75-minute (or whatever) theatrical CGI money isn't being made for pennies. If it's not "worth your watch time," that's fine, but "they're just trying to make money now" is a false pretense because it presupposes that there was a time when Pokémon was some little known independent franchise being made solely for the love of art. If that period of time ever existed in the first place, it ended in... 1997?
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  12. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    No, not really.

    It's less than two hours. Assuming you liked the original movie, what reason is there not to watch? It's not like you'll be any worse off.

    It has nothing to do with them not wanting to be creative. Mewtwo Strikes Back is one of the most popular of all the Pokémon movies, how is giving fans a gorgeous remake of one of their favorite movies a bad thing? And, if anything, this is them being creative. We've never had a movie like this before. Just like the other two Gen VII movies, they've decided to experiment with something new instead of using the same formula they did for 19 other movies.
  13. Tsukuyomi56

    Tsukuyomi56 Gesshin Powered

    The main issue is that the art style to put it simply divisive. Some people like the art style while others are put off by the doll-like appearance of the human characters. Also the first two Gen 7 movies were a bit more creative in presenting an alternative universe Ash rather than just re-release the first movie but with CGI graphics.
  14. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    And those were fun, but A. they're almost completely forgotten already (as the movies often are! many of them just aren't that memorable) and B. they're kind of caught in no man's land this summer, because we don't quite have any movie-centric Generation VIII Pokémon yet, and the fact that it's AU Ash means they can't build off anything in the Alola part of the franchise. They could have collaborated with Game Freak's reveal schedule and worked with a Pokémon revealed far enough in advance to build a movie around it, but for whatever reason that didn't happen, and I don't think that's an inherently better approach than remaking Movie 1 in CGI and putting that in theaters for a summer.

    My underlying point to this is that to whatever extent someone either likes this or is put off by it, it's going to be over and done with by the fall anyway and that will be that, and we'll all be in full Sword/Shield mode and absentmindedly asking "movie? what movie?"
  15. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Out of curiosity, have you watched the trailer that came out yesterday closely? I would argue that the so-called "doll-like" appearance of human characters looks a whole lot better when they're moving more.

    Between those two movies and this movie, I never claimed this one was any more creative than them, or even as creative as them, simply that it's more creative than the regular movies we got before I Chose You.
  16. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Happy Holidays! Staff Member Moderator

    Holy Arceus, I feel old. I remember trying it out at a Blockbuster back when it first came out. Love it game wise. It's pretty fun and relaxing. Wish they'd do an updated version of it for the Switch.
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  17. Taodragon

    Taodragon Training Anaylst

    The new Nintendo report is out, lets see how our Pokémon titles are holding up:
    -XY: 16.39M, a 0.02M increase this quarter.
    -ORAS: 14.19M, a 0.02M increase.
    -SM: 16.15M, a 0.01M increase.
    -USUM: 8.37M, a 0.09M increase
    -Lets Go: 10.63M, a 0.63M increase.

    Overall, a pretty sluggish quarter for Pokémon aside from Lets Go. XY, ORAS, and SM had minimal increases and USUM really slowed down when compared to the last quarter where it sold around .2M. Detective Pikachu should push USUM over the edge and allow it to solidly take the 'second best selling updated version' title from B2W2 (8.52M), but for now the latter barely holds onto it for another quarter. As for Lets Go, it's doing rather well. It's not quite blowing up like a core focused mainline game, but it's at least pulling numbers like you would expect from a remake. Like with USUM I imagine Detective Pikachu will give it a shot in the arm and push it up over the next quarter though, so it's probably going to land around HGSS' numbers (12.72M) at the very least.

    Not much else to say here, a rather low key quarter that will likely be the calm before the storm once the movie comes out and SwSh gets going, I look forward to seeing what the next quarter shows for the franchise.
  18. Xuxuba

    Xuxuba Well-Known Member

    I don't really think Detective Pikachu will increase USUM's sales all that much, considering the 3ds is slowly dying and new Pokémon games are being made for the Switch.

    I do think Let's Go Pikachu might have a increase on sales, as it is the last main series game released and it's more aimed towards the casual fans than USUM is, which would probably be more interesting for the potential new/returning players that the movie could bring.
    Plus the game focus a lot on Pikachu, just like the movie.
  19. shoz999

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

    The illustrator behind the One-Punch Man manga is teaming up with Pokemon to illustrate art for a special line of merchandise that consists of shirts, bags, towels and even laptop carriers in Japan starting on May 25th. Art looks really fantastic. Reminds me of Pokemon Adventures with the action, the different game protagonists flying high up in the sky while working together against an all powerful threat with the view of the entire landscape including a majestic Colosseum in destruction.

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  20. Genos

    Genos Sword

    So long paper code cards! :D

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