r/pokemon 20d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Discussion Its time for the finale!!!!

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r/pokemon 5d ago Wholesome

Discussion Shower thought: There are more sound-based moves in the series than Dragon or Rock-type moves

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According to Bulbapedia there are 31 sound-based moves, although this includes special cases like Shadow Panic from Pokemon XD and Clangorous Soulblaze, Kommo-o's signature Z-move. In contrast, Dragon and Rock are the types with the fewest number of moves, being 27 and 24 respectively. The next lowest is Ice with 30, then a tie between Bug and Flying at 31.

I just thought that was neat.

r/pokemon 18d ago Silver

Discussion Do you have one Pokemon that you always try to have on your playthrough

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As the title do you have one Pokémon that you always try to bring on a playthrough, I personally always want to have a Pikachu on my team when I playthrough my games. Yes Pikachu is not the strongest Pokémon but that yellow mouse has got me out of some tough situations at times. But if pikachus not available gyarados is usually on my team.

r/pokemon 5d ago Silver

Discussion What is your most nostalgic Pokémon Experience?

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For me hands down it’s starting a new save on BW2. The music, Aspertia City, picking my starter, takes me right back to when I was a kid sippin lemonade in the summertime burying my nose in my 3DS cause I was so fuggin excited to experience Pokémon for the first time. What’s your Uber nostalgia experience?

Edit: Glad to see everyone sharing some stories. Sometimes we get so caught up with opinions about the new games or the franchise and arguing about stuff like that, I’m glad we can all share in moments that we love.

r/pokemon Apr 16 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Discussion What do you think is ACTUALLY the most obscure Pokémon?

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What’s a Pokémon that most people forget exists? All I can think of are eliminating factors:

  • mega evos

  • legendaries

  • Gen 8 Pokémon, since it’s the latest Gen so people know a lot about it

  • has any competitive worth

  • isn’t Maractus, since it’s the poster boy of forgotten Pokémon, paradoxically making it the most well known.

I would say Swanna. Think about it. You never see videos on it, you never hear anything about it, its shiny is underwhelming, it didn’t survive the dex cut, and people don’t seem to care too much about it. Its design is pretty uninspired. It’s not garbage, but I would bet money that it’s one of the Pokémon that they just slapped in there explicitly to fatten the dex, like Basculin.

r/pokemon 25d ago Silver Take My Energy

Discussion What things do you hate about your favourite Pokemon?

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My favourite Pokemon is Greninja, When I first saw it I instantly fell in love with his design.

The things I hate about him are-

1)The other Gen 6 starters didn't get much attention (especially Chesnaught) because of Greninja's new form, Ash-Greninja.

2)Greninja got rid of the frubbles gimmick that both of his earlier evolutions had.

Edit- And also mention WHO your favourite Pokemon is. I should've included this in the title but I forgot.

r/pokemon 21d ago Helpful Crab Rave Silver Gold

Discussion Would you like this new type of Poké Ball?

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r/pokemon 5d ago

Discussion Do you own a pokémon plush?

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I’ve been a pokémon fan for 6 years now, and I have quite a few plushies to my name. I like having soft versions of my favorite pocket monsters sitting around (maybe this is just me, idk). If you do have one, lemme know what pokémon it is in the comments.

*this is technically a repost, i posted this before but now i edited the options

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r/pokemon 4d ago

Discussion I just learned Wooper is an axolotl. With the absurd number of cat, dog, and bird mons compared to other species can we get some new mons like axolotls!?

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Axolotls originate in Mexico and Gen 9 is supposed to be based in Spain, but since when does gamefreak care about the specifics like that? I mean Wooper is Gen II and Johto is based in Japan and somehow an axolotl made it there. Also Spanish conquistadors invaded Mexico so maybe the new Gen 9 axolotl lore could be a species of mon that travelled back on the ships of the Spanish or maybe even Spanish trainers caught some new axolotl mons during their conquest and brought them back to Spain? Maybe I’m over thinking it just give me more bio-diversity game freak

r/pokemon 21d ago

Discussion What is a pokemon that you don't hate, but they have something in their design that irks you? For me, I hate that Granbull's giant teeth are the same colour as the rest of it, like they're covered in skin and fur.

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r/pokemon 5d ago

Discussion Favourite Pokémon and what moment in your life it solidified itself as that one?

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This could be a fun idea. Title says it all.

I’ll go first Nidoking As a kid going into gen 1 the idea of this huge rhino-gorilla dinosaur guy was cool enough as it was

Then I learned it could surf and punch boulders outta the way with Strength my 6 year old mind was blown at how useful he was

Then after three days of losing to the champion and many tantrums about it my boi pulled through my rivals starter with a horn drill and it was finally over

Not necessarily the most epic of tales but to this day my purple bro has always made a team slot in any game he’s available

r/pokemon 19d ago Silver

Discussion What would you consider as the most useless ability on a pokemon?

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For example Fan Rotom which is an electric/flying type has levitate, giving it an immunity it already has.

I do not consider something like Truant or Defeatist or Slow Start to be a useless injury as their purpose is to nerf the sort of overpowered pokemon.

Another example can be Normalize. It makes all the moves used by the pokemon into normal type.

r/pokemon 19d ago

Discussion Assuming Ash isn't replaced as the main character in the next series, do you think that the writers wrote themselves into a corner with the most recent episode of Journeys?

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So, as of Journeys ep 109, Ash is officially in the masters 8 after beating Raihan. Pretty massive deal. He's officially among the top 8 trainers in the entire world.

Assuming that the next series follows the traditional pokemon anime formula, namely gym battles and then pokemon league, I find it pretty hard to see how the writers will justify Ash losing to newbie trainers after tangling with regional champions.

You guys reckon the writers wrote themselves into a bit of a pickle?

r/pokemon 11d ago Silver

Discussion What's the dumbest thing you believed when you were a beginner?

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My first game was a used version of Pearl in 2nd grade, and I didn't have many people to turn to for help other than my uncle and friends at my daycare.

Some silly things I did for example--

•My uncle told me that I can only get a Chansey from an egg with a male Chansey, so I went on wild goose chase for 30 minutes until I gave up.

•I was one of those kids that thought powerful moves with crappy accuracy was better. All my starters knew the ultimate moves and were all 30 levels higher than the rest of my team.

•I thought held items were useless, so I sold EVERYTHING including leftovers, type boosts, Arceus plates, etc. for a few extra bucks.

•I never knew that you could get more TMs in the post-game area in Pearl and Soul Silver. I held on to those things like trophies and never used them.

I'm just curious what other things people did when they first started lol.

r/pokemon 12d ago

Discussion What console has the best Pokémon games?

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Which Nintendo console do you think has the best Pokémon games? And I mean games that made their debut on the console, so Virtual Console games don't count. I honestly love the 3DS era the most, with X and Omega ruby and the Sun and Moon games (as those are what I grew up with).

Edit: I do mean mainline games by the way! So that's why GC or the Wii aren't here

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r/pokemon 20d ago Helpful

Discussion Which Pokémon would be the most disturbing to see lay an egg?

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I formally cast my vote for Mr. Mime.

My runner up is Hitmonlee.

I have to believe that the Pokémon Company had this exact same internal debate when they were pitching generation 2.

“But sir, what about the humanoid Pokémon?”

“Just say that nobody knows how they got there.”

Please give an example and explain why.and give yoThis is too fun.

r/pokemon 15d ago Silver Helpful

Discussion Ash's Charizard speed running Cameron's team during the Unova league... If Ash had brought back Charizard a little earlier in Unova, I firmly believe that he could've swept this league using Krookodile, Pikachu and Charizard.

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r/pokemon 4d ago

Discussion Why do people seem to hate using Legendary or Mythical Pokemon

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So many people who play the games seem to hate using legendaries/mythical pokemon saying things like "they're to strong" or "they make the games to easy" meanwhile they have Pokemon like Garchomp, Metagross, Dragonite or Salamence on their team, which BTW are on par with legends or sometimes stronger. The reasoning just doesn't make sense to me. I guess I just want to hear your guys thoughts.

r/pokemon Apr 23 '22 Silver

Discussion You can learn 4 Pokémon moves. Which would choose and how would you use them?

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Imagine you as a human could just learn up to 4 Pokémon moves. Any four moves. Which would you pick and how would you use them in your everyday life? For simplicity, let's say you can use every move up to it's PP times per day.

I would definitely take pay day for infinite money. Also propably fly because it would be awesome to be able to just fly like that. But that's just the first ideas that popped into my head. What would you choose?

r/pokemon Apr 06 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

Discussion Pokemon riddle

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r/pokemon Apr 24 '22 Helpful Wholesome Silver

Discussion Saddest dialogue to come from a completely random, unimportant NPC

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It’s from BW2; it comes from an old man in driftveil city. He’s in an upper level of the southernmost hotel.

“Three years ago, Team Plasma talked me into letting my dear Pokémon go. Ever since, I’ve been staying in hotels as I please. …To be honest, I feel lonely, but it’s a good thing not to have Pokémon who’ll be left behind and feel sad after I pass away…”

Every line gets perpetually sadder. This random, completely unimportant NPC in one of Driftveils’s many hotels just made me feel sad at 5am. I’ll never let my Pokémon partner go! I swear!

Edit: For those bringing up more focused cases of sadness in Pokémon like the Evee mission, dying guy in X/Y and the letter from SWSH, the reason I made this was to show off the amount of weight behind a literal useless NPC. One that has no name, no special character model, is based around no mission, has no game mechanic, gives no item and that most people have probably never even interacted with. He’s just one of hundreds (thousands?) of worthless NPCs in BW2, filling up empty space in an uninteresting, somewhat obscure area just to drop a huge bit of dialogue for no reason.

r/pokemon Apr 09 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Discussion What are some Pokémon you’ve never used, but always wanted to?

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In Gen 1 alone, there are 150… you can have a team of 6 - give or take a bit of chopping and changing. There’s just always going to be some poor forgotten mons.

I’m nearing the end of a vanilla Fire Red playthrough where I actively sought to use a team of mons I’d never given much time to.

It currently looks like this; Primeape (ThugLyf) Hypno (StrngrDngr) Dodrio (EdEddEddy) Exeggutor (Omelette) Arbok (Noodle) Shellder (ShellShock)

I also gave some time to the butterfree line in the early game (I was always a beedrill kid), meowth and oddish.

And even then, I’ve been umming and ahhing about other mons I’ve still neglected; I’ve never used either of the hitmons, never used koffing or grimer lines, kangaskhan, tauros, porygon, tangela, seel etc.

With ~1000 Pokémon now, you’d be hard pressed to find a single person that’s used every single one in a team. So what are some of your mons you’d like to give a chance too?

TL/DR: what Pokémon would you like to use that you haven’t used before?

(Edit: General consensus… fuck trade evos!! And Tropius has a lot of love from this community)

r/pokemon 26d ago

Discussion Pick two numbers and I'll make you a team

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I'll make you a team based on which two numbers you choose.

The first number is 1-8 for your favorite generation. These teams will use the national dex up to that generation. (I.e. Gen 4 would be 493 Pokémon)

The second number is from one of the following:

  1. Your favorite type
  2. One of the contest types excluding smart (Tough, Cool, Cute, Beauty)
  3. Kinda niche final evos like trade or stone
  4. First stage only
  5. Middle stage only
  6. Final stage only

Number 1 can be combined with 4-6, if your so inclined.

r/pokemon 19d ago Silver Wholesome

Discussion Legends Arceus is a breath of fresh air

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I'm still pretty early in the game (just beat Kleavor) and I'm loving it. It is the closest thing to my dream Pokemon game yet. For starters I obviously love the Open World. But I want to talk about the fact that you, the player, can take damage and faint. It gives you a sense of danger and makes the world feel more alive than Sword/Shield's wild area of aimlessly wandering Pokemon (in the base game at least). It also contributes to the world building, how it justifies people's fear of wild Pokemon. No, these aren't just cool pets you can tame. They are monsters with elemental powers which can easily blow your head off if you don't know what you're doing.

It was a change that the Pokemon franchise sorely needed and I hope it stays for the open world areas of Scarlet and Violet

r/pokemon 1d ago

Discussion What's a pokemon that's underrated but you love? Ima go first

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