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Old 26th April 2019, 11:14 PM
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Old 27th April 2019, 06:37 PM
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Don't mind me, just continuing to use my hand to block the screen, not reading a darn thing ITT. :x

Wanna update you all on my spoiler-less journey. Because. . .I dunno, I think some may find it interesting to hear me chronologue it. Giggle to yourselves about what you know that I don't. ANYWAY it's been a solid 2 months so far since we found out about the new games, and as of my last post ITT I still have barely learned anything.

Coincidentally I ain't even hardly used the internet for 2 months, and I still found out stuff despite my precautions. Man, staying spoiler-free for a juggernaut such as Pokémon is. . .tough. Fun challenge though! It's totally worth it. I'm rather enjoying myself.

Okay so last time I believe I had discovered that the first Gen Viii trailer dropped on Pokémon Day 2019, and along with it, the starters (though I didn't know what they were). I had learned that the new region is called Galar, (may be Jp name,) and that Galar was speculated to be based on the British Isles, due to the trailer apparently featuring shots of a clock tower and some lush rolling hills or whatever.
Since then the only information I've come across is that one of the starters is named something along the lines of 'Snolly' — I only saw that word in my peripheral vision — and that the games are named Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. . .I think those are the official names, but it was framed in such a way that it could have just been their speculated titles.

If those are indeed their titles, I'mma go ahead and speculate here myself that the region being British probably is true. Only other country that could have names like those is France, which we've done already. Plus there were a lot of rumors about Gen Viii being Britain back in February.

The last thing that I have unfortunately found out, and the reason I'm making this post in the first place, is that while posting in the RTT just now about Trix cereal or whatever, I tried finding a Trix-related meme to accompany it. Ended up finding an image of Incineroar as Tony the Tiger and what can only be our new fire starter as the Trix Rabbit.

I suppose that could be our new regional rodent, and I also suppose that could've been a fakemon. (It is a very common thing for fire starter fakemon to be an animal from the Chinese zodiac, which the rabbit is). I'll go out on a limb here though and say this is both one of the starters, since its design has orange accents, and is not fake. I don't really think Game Freak originally did the whole Chinese zodiac theory on purpose, but they're probably doing it intentionally now just to appease fans. . .GIMME FIRE SNAKE!!!

Anyway the rabbit's fine with me. Can't really infer too much from it's design tbh, about whether it has any nuances beyond 'elemental animal', nor do its visuals immediately grab me. But I actually rather like hares and rabbits (if you somehow couldn't tell by now,) and I think this little flame bunny could end up growing on me quite a lot. Real potential I think, especially for it to evolve.

I'll update again on my journey. . .eh. . .somewhere in the autumn I think.
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Old 27th April 2019, 06:40 PM
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Old 27th April 2019, 07:06 PM
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I had no idea they still made Pokemon games. I thought Pokemon Dash was the last one
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Old 27th April 2019, 07:07 PM
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Old 28th April 2019, 12:23 PM
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Old 19th May 2019, 02:09 AM
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Old 19th May 2019, 02:17 AM
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Again some artist should get working on ALL the prominent pokegals in that inkling aesthetic!!
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Old 6th June 2019, 09:03 PM
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Scrollin' 'er down.

Nevermind the whole will-post-in-autumn thing, that was a dumb declaration. I experience more fun by letting myself speculate here every time I find out about something new.

Heard about the Pokémon Direct the day after it happened. Don't have any real clue what was in it but I guess they showed gameplay. Heard that wandering Pokémon are now to be found in specific locations....whatever that means. I know for a fact the games are called Sword and Shield now. Getting Shield, because I've never held a weapon in my life and I am a pansy.



Found out they revealed at least 3 new Pokémon, possibly more. Found out about the sheep, via a meme. Apparently people are trying to sex it.



AW IT'S CUTE!!!

Don't know its name, but I'm gonna say....Fairy Type? This meme doesn't have color, so it's harder to guess. I thought this was the Grass starter at first, but if that were the case its wool would probably look more like a garden hedge or something. I'm saying it's Fairy because my God is it cute, but also because I know that cotton candy is called fairy floss in some parts of the world, hence Swirlix being a thing. So it might be a play on that. Lil' pink sheep with cottony sweet wool.
My only other guess would be that this is just a Normal Type with very white wool, as Normal is the white bread of the Types. (shots fired.) But I don't think they'd just make a completely regular sheep into a Pokémon, especially since Mareep already exists, unless there was some kind of interesting spin on it. Methinks.... It has tiny little horns, so I speculate that either the males have bigger horns and look more like rams, or its going to get bigger and fiercer when it evolves, like most Pokémon do. No offence to my pal Ampharos but hopefully this sheep doesn't turn into a nudist/stripper when it evolves.

This sheep, the Fire hare I found out about, and the next Pokémon are all just making me assume that Galar is in fact British, at least until I have a reason not to. These are all super stereotypical British animals. Sheep have a lot of folklore behind them, but I wonder if this one draws inspiration specifically from Christianity, considering this is Britain, followers of the Good Shepherd.

And then the last thing I found out about was a Pokémon's name: Corviknight. Gonna go ahead and assume this is corvus meaning a raven, + knight/night. The only thing I can picture is a raven in a suit or armor, but this seems completely random and a little dumb to me. So I hope the Pokémon designers are more creative than I am.
I guess those old timey knight helmets had pointy faces that would work for a bird, and some had feathery helmet tops, so maybe there's something there. If this is a British raven I'd expect it to draw on the fact that ravens are supposedly animals of ill omen that are associated with death, and with witchcraft -- exactly what Murkrow already is. They must be going a different route with this.

What does it look like? What Type is it? They won't make another Dark/Flying raven. Is it Dark/Steel, and its armor makes it too heavy to fly? They could go the super unexpected route and make it a Fighting Type, playing on the whole war and gore theme, but Pokémon's Fighting Types are usually just martial artists instead of bloodthirsty warriors. Actually now that I think of it, is a Ghost Type? That would make a lot of sense since ravens are shadowy carnage birds, but they sorta did basically the same thing last Gen with Decidueye. And what use is metal armor if you're a ghost that can phase through material objects anyway? Is it Ghost/Flying? Ghost/Steel? Is it not a bird wearing armor at all? Am I getting anywhere in the ballpark range of what this Pokémon is?

Suppose I'll have to wait for the games' release to find out..

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Old 8th June 2019, 06:51 PM
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Old 11th June 2019, 09:26 PM
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Old 11th June 2019, 09:54 PM
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