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Favourite Starter Pokemon (Fire)?

Charmander
45
21%
Cyndaquil
47
22%
Torchic
27
12%
Chimchar
15
7%
Tepig
7
3%
Fennekin
19
9%
Litten
13
6%
Never start with fire
27
12%
Pikachu. Always Pikachu
17
8%
 
Total votes : 217

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Postby Northern Davincia » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:07 pm

Hanafuridake wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:When pokemon decided to ignore the majority of its dedicated fanbase being adults or near adults to appeal to small children for all eternity the lore as a whole was dead.


Takeshi Shudo leaving the writing team was a (massive) mistake.

I hope he's resting peacefully.
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Postby Hanafuridake » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:15 pm

Northern Davincia wrote:
Hanafuridake wrote:
Takeshi Shudo leaving the writing team was a (massive) mistake.

I hope he's resting peacefully.


Same, he seemed like a really nice man. His blog is surprisingly really intelligent and lends insight into the direction he wanted to lead the anime but was overruled by the higher members of the staff.
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Postby Northern Davincia » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:35 pm

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Northern Davincia wrote:I hope he's resting peacefully.


Same, he seemed like a really nice man. His blog is surprisingly really intelligent and lends insight into the direction he wanted to lead the anime but was overruled by the higher members of the staff.

Where can I find his blog?
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Postby Hanafuridake » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:44 pm

Northern Davincia wrote:
Hanafuridake wrote:
Same, he seemed like a really nice man. His blog is surprisingly really intelligent and lends insight into the direction he wanted to lead the anime but was overruled by the higher members of the staff.

Where can I find his blog?


All of his blogs are in Japanese, though there are a few translations floating around, mostly centered around Team Rocket who's characters he had wanted to be much more complex and plot-driven. Another one shows that the “Ash is in a coma” theory actually had some basis, since Shudo intended to end the series with the revelation that the show was a hallucination by an older Ash, but was not allowed.
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Prince Shotoku wrote:Let us control ourselves and not be resentful when others disagree with us, for all men have hearts and each heart has its own leanings. The right of others is our wrong, and our right is their wrong. We are not unquestionably sages, nor are they unquestionably fools. Both of us are simply ordinary men.

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Postby Northern Davincia » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:08 pm

Hanafuridake wrote:
Northern Davincia wrote:Where can I find his blog?


All of his blogs are in Japanese, though there are a few translations floating around, mostly centered around Team Rocket who's characters he had wanted to be much more complex and plot-driven. Another one shows that the “Ash is in a coma” theory actually had some basis, since Shudo intended to end the series with the revelation that the show was a hallucination by an older Ash, but was not allowed.

Many thanks.
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Postby New haven america » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:52 pm

I got 2 shiny Zubats.

In a row no less.
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Postby Olthar » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:49 pm

Hanafuridake wrote:
Northern Davincia wrote:Where can I find his blog?


All of his blogs are in Japanese, though there are a few translations floating around, mostly centered around Team Rocket who's characters he had wanted to be much more complex and plot-driven. Another one shows that the “Ash is in a coma” theory actually had some basis, since Shudo intended to end the series with the revelation that the show was a hallucination by an older Ash, but was not allowed.

Well, then I'm glad he wasn't in charge. That would have been awful.
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Postby Hanafuridake » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:10 pm

Unfortunately because I live in a heavily rural area, Pokémon Go tends not to have much catches for me. Luckily every now and then, we visit the city and I manage to look around with the app. Managed to capture a Numel, two Pikachu's, a Sneasel, and that one racist Pokémon that I'm surprised ended up in the game.
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Prince Shotoku wrote:Let us control ourselves and not be resentful when others disagree with us, for all men have hearts and each heart has its own leanings. The right of others is our wrong, and our right is their wrong. We are not unquestionably sages, nor are they unquestionably fools. Both of us are simply ordinary men.

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Postby New haven america » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:52 am

Been playing some of the OG Mystery Dungeon games (Red Rescue Team and Explorers of Sky).

Finally got past certain hiccups that have been annoying me for a while, so that's been nice.
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Postby New haven america » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:51 am

And the first shiny of 2019 is...

Another Zubat! Yay!
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Postby New haven america » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:36 pm

I got another shiny Zubat and an Aron I was looking for.
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Postby Kowani » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:01 am

New haven america wrote:And the first shiny of 2019 is...

Another Zubat! Yay!

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Postby Sefy the Great » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:47 am

Got a shiny Beedrill in Pokemon Let's Go Eevee. First, and knowing my luck, last shiny of 2019.
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Postby Jetan » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:34 am

Hanafuridake wrote:Unfortunately because I live in a heavily rural area, Pokémon Go tends not to have much catches for me. Luckily every now and then, we visit the city and I manage to look around with the app. Managed to capture a Numel, two Pikachu's, a Sneasel, and that one racist Pokémon that I'm surprised ended up in the game.

People still play that? I got fed up in the autumn of the year it was released.
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Postby Sefy the Great » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:48 am

Sefy the Great wrote:Got a shiny Beedrill in Pokemon Let's Go Eevee. First, and knowing my luck, last shiny of 2019.

well this post was an absolute lie, that same save now has a shiny vulpix and a shiny pidgey. how the turntables have... table... tabled.
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Postby Ifreann » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 am

Jetan wrote:
Hanafuridake wrote:Unfortunately because I live in a heavily rural area, Pokémon Go tends not to have much catches for me. Luckily every now and then, we visit the city and I manage to look around with the app. Managed to capture a Numel, two Pikachu's, a Sneasel, and that one racist Pokémon that I'm surprised ended up in the game.

People still play that? I got fed up in the autumn of the year it was released.

Supposedly more people play it now than when it was released.
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Postby Jetan » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:46 am

Ifreann wrote:
Jetan wrote:People still play that? I got fed up in the autumn of the year it was released.

Supposedly more people play it now than when it was released.

Huh. Must be a regional thing, it's not visible here at all anymore.
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Postby Ifreann » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:16 am

Jetan wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Supposedly more people play it now than when it was released.

Huh. Must be a regional thing, it's not visible here at all anymore.

I've been playing since the summer it came out here, I think I've noticed one other person playing, aside from my friends the day it came out and we all got it at the same time. And that guy I noticed because we were both in the same raid and his user name was a reference to a sports team, and I noticed him wearing that team's logo. But the gyms around me all change hands pretty regularly, so people are playing.
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:54 am

Ifreann wrote:
Jetan wrote:Huh. Must be a regional thing, it's not visible here at all anymore.

I've been playing since the summer it came out here, I think I've noticed one other person playing, aside from my friends the day it came out and we all got it at the same time. And that guy I noticed because we were both in the same raid and his user name was a reference to a sports team, and I noticed him wearing that team's logo. But the gyms around me all change hands pretty regularly, so people are playing.

People keep forgetting that lack of hype does not equal the death of any game.

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Postby Jetan » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:41 am

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Ifreann wrote:I've been playing since the summer it came out here, I think I've noticed one other person playing, aside from my friends the day it came out and we all got it at the same time. And that guy I noticed because we were both in the same raid and his user name was a reference to a sports team, and I noticed him wearing that team's logo. But the gyms around me all change hands pretty regularly, so people are playing.

People keep forgetting that lack of hype does not equal the death of any game.

It's more that the summer and autumn 2016 it was everywhere, you literally couldn't step outside without running into several people and groups playing, all the landmarks were continually full of people, etc. so when that stopped the difference was pretty drastic. There's one staircase in Kaivopiha (central Helsinki, near the railway station) that's in range of three lure spots which was filled with people every day, all times of day (and usually night) playing for something like 4 months straight.
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Postby New haven america » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:05 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Ifreann wrote:I've been playing since the summer it came out here, I think I've noticed one other person playing, aside from my friends the day it came out and we all got it at the same time. And that guy I noticed because we were both in the same raid and his user name was a reference to a sports team, and I noticed him wearing that team's logo. But the gyms around me all change hands pretty regularly, so people are playing.

People keep forgetting that lack of hype does not equal the death of any game.

This is true. During the Spring and Summer it's uncommon to see roving groups of people in my town crowding around certain monuments/parks/stores because there's a lure or shiny Pokemon around those areas.

I think the largest group I saw was ~25 people at a single area.
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Postby DeltaSource » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:08 pm

Gotta love gen 2
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Postby Uinted Communist of Africa » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:23 pm

SO me and my brother have been watching Pokémon in one giant binge and now we are on season 16.....I lost hope for the series after brock left.
Team rocket got serious all of a sudden...they don't even blast of anymore.
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Postby New haven america » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:09 am

Uinted Communist of Africa wrote:SO me and my brother have been watching Pokémon in one giant binge and now we are on season 16.....I lost hope for the series after brock left.
Team rocket got serious all of a sudden...they don't even blast of anymore.

Wait, you count the series by seasons?

Also, yeah, Unova sucks, Kalos is great, and Alola is... a tad bit controversial.
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Postby Uinted Communist of Africa » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:36 am

New haven america wrote:
Uinted Communist of Africa wrote:SO me and my brother have been watching Pokémon in one giant binge and now we are on season 16.....I lost hope for the series after brock left.
Team rocket got serious all of a sudden...they don't even blast of anymore.

Wait, you count the series by seasons?

Also, yeah, Unova sucks, Kalos is great, and Alola is... a tad bit controversial.

Well I meant season....but come to think of it season 1-8 felt like one solid piece of work with laughs all the way through. The other feel like remakes and spin offs which could be interpreted as different series. ;) ;)
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