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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. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    No mention of a name yet but I’m sure it will be revealed very soon.
  2. Trainer Yusuf

    Trainer Yusuf VolcaniNO


    This one is a week old, but apparently in SwSh, Poison has been changed to Darkness.

    They were originally Grass, then changed to Psychic in Majestic Dawn and it seems now they are Darkness (Dark-type equivalent in TCG).

    It was inevitable that we would see a type change for TCG in this gen, but I didn't expect to be this. I was hoping another case like Dragon, where one of the unused types would become its own thing in TCG. But this works too.

    As a minor side note, V-MAX mechanic also includes regular Dynamax Pokémon, though PokéBeach has noted this in their original post.

    Regardless, hopefully we will see another unused type introduction in Gen 9 for the TCG like Bug/Ice/Ghost/Flying or Poison. By then it will be the time to do so.
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  3. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Speaking of unused types in the trading card game, is there an actual reason for why certain types are missing? That's always confused and bothered me.

    On a somewhat related note, why do certain types have different names, such as Darkness instead of Dark?
  4. mtqc

    mtqc MY BEANS!

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  5. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    It could be possible that Creatures is shutting down or in the process of being bought out by Nintendo. Although, Nintendo buying Creatures would give them majority ownership of the Pokemon franchise.
  6. Zipper4242

    Zipper4242 Bewear is the most powerful being in the universe.

    What would that mean for us as fans?
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  7. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    It means that Nintendo could have more control over the Pokemon franchise and what Game Freak does with the games, considering that they would be the majority shareholder.
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  8. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Happy Holidays! Staff Member Moderator

    Yep. I'm wondering if they'll do what they did with Animal Crossing. Give the workers more room to breathe and take more time to work on the games.
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  9. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    Nintendo would probably do that because they would have majority control over the franchise if they bought Creatures, and Game Freak would be even more under Nintendo's control, which could lead to Nintendo buying them out as well.
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  10. Xuxuba

    Xuxuba Well-Known Member

    Don't raise my hopes like that lmao
  11. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    Of course, it is what would logically happen if Nintendo became the majority shareholder of the franchise.
  12. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Anybody watch Jeopardy! today? There was an entire board with the categories themed on Pokémon (though, in Jeopardy! tradition, only the last category, the one furthest on the right, is about it).


    For the record, the categories were about as follows:

    Peek a Choo-Choo: Photographs and artwork of trains
    Geo, Dude: Natural geography as spoken by a surfer dude
    Odd-ish: Weird facts
    Slowpoke: Synonyms of "slow"
    Nine Tales: Folklore and literature, with nine stories total across the five clues
    Pokémon: Pokémon

    The contestants looked like they were TERRIFIED of the Pokémon category and went through the clues in all of the other categories before going to that one, and Ann, the contestant on the right (from the perspective of the camera) who had to pick a clue when only the Pokémon ones were left, could be seen hesitating for a moment. The Pokémon category was also the only one on this board chosen in order from top to bottom.

    They were going easy, knowing that the existence of Pokémon is general knowledge but very little of it is otherwise. The $200 clue was about which parade has a giant 50-foot Pikachu balloon, the $400 was about which mobile Pokémon game was released in 2016, the $600 clue was to name the process in which a Pokémon changes into a more powerful form (and to avoid confusion in case there's a hardcore Pokémon fan among the contestants, mentioned that it shares a name with the real-life process of animals changing over millions of years), and the $800 clue was about what someone who raises and battles Pokémon are called (comparing it to what one would call someone who manages race horses). Time ran out before they reached the $1000 clue. Would've liked to see if it was actually about in-depth knowledge, since the bottom clue in a Jeopardy! category is typically about things only a fan of the topic is expected to know.

    (I'd make a more detailed recap, but my recording of this episode got corrupted. Sorry.)
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
  13. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    That's amazing. Before college I used to watch Jeopardy every weeknight, but just haven't had the time (or the cable) to watch the past few years. I would have been thrilled to see this pop up. I miss Jeopardy.
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  14. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Happy Holidays! Staff Member Moderator

    Wow that's too cool. Wish I saw that part. Gonna have to see if there's a way to catch the full episode.
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  15. Zipper4242

    Zipper4242 Bewear is the most powerful being in the universe.

    They put the Pokémon part on YouTube last night!
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  16. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Happy Holidays! Staff Member Moderator

    Thanks. I'll try to watch it later on today. :)
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  17. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    Smogon has officially banned Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing from OU.
  18. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Sorry, minor rant. I've always hated the idea of Smogon. I've always felt like it's fans thinking they know how to balance the game better than the makers of the game. Also, it's just too dogmatic for my tastes. But now they're banning a core mechanic central to this generation's battle system? That's absurd, and taking things way too far.
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  19. shoz999

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


    The final cover of the Pokemon Adventures SM mini-volume releases by Shogakukan has been revealed. Now I can't help but think... wait... can we now spoil the Zygarde/Necrozma stuff now that this is in the cover?
  20. shoz999

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

    Just found this out today but Takeshi Shudo, who is the lead writer of the Anime from 1997 to 2002 and passed away in 2010, is being recognized for a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as a Screenwriter for Pokemon: The Movie along with Hisao Shirai who is being recognized for a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as a director of photography on Pokemon: The Movie and the Pokemon anime by the Tokyo Anime Award Festival.

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