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  1. Green Zubat's Avatar
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    Wanted to post this earlier but internet went down :/

    Quote Originally Posted by El_
    I'm honestly not paying the space theory that much credence. If anything, its just Coro Coro being overly excited as always. If you want an example thats far more blatant, look no further than Zorua's new method of evolution hype that never manifested. :p
    I don't know about Zorua's new evo method; as far as I understood it, I thought that was purely a product of the fandom.

    Regarding the space theory, and I've outlined this before, there's a bit more to it than just CoroCoro. Of course, you don't have to believe it even then (obv.), but saying it's just CoroCoro hype would be a misrepresentation.

    Other than that, I highly doubt that either of them came from space. (Xerneas looks very nature inclined) The space theme was already done in DPP, so the legends here are likely to be different from that.
    They're already sharing the DNA theme , which has been in several Gens' legends already (Mew/Mewtwo Deoxys, Genesect), I see no reason why they can't use the space theme again (especially since the space theme, alongside the DNA one and "the harmony of the Fire, Ice & Lightning", are all longrunners of the franchise, each present in almost every gen to subtler and less subtle degrees).

    I wouldn't rule out Grass either, because like said Xerneas looks very nature inclined and one of its basis appears to be Cernunnos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, a God of nature.

    Well, I'm not ruling out the possibility of Grass/Steel, but seeing its artwork makes me lean a lot more towards Psychic/Steel, or Steel/Normal. That doesn't stop it from being inspired by Cernunnos , though, it'll probs just mean that it'll learn a lot of Grass moves.

    Overall, Grass/Psychic is still the most logical choice
    I disagree. IMO, Psychic/Grass is very unlikely because: that's a terrible typing; Celebi already has it; and it would leave no excuse for the swords on its legs. Of course, none of these things prevent it from being Grass/Psychic alone (well, the sword-feet thing does rather), but altogether I think they make Grass/Psychic pretty unlikely (though not as unlikely as Dark, I think). I can't see it being any other Grass type either, mostly because of the sword-feet. Fighting could explain them (maybe), but that would make it like the 5th Musketeer, which is too many, and Virizion already has that type in that trio anyway.

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    I guess its still possible though, depending on how they could handle it. Another theory that I have is that Xerneas was simply lighting up it's horns due to the sunlight. In the trailer it is looking upwards surrounded by trees, so perhaps it could have been photosynthesis or something similar.
    I liked that idea, makes the possibility of Grass/Steel a lot more likely, I think.
  2. El_'s Avatar
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    Yeah, thats honestly one of the major things that go against the new type argument. If Xerneas had one, there wouldn't be much for Yveltal or it would appear GF favoring one legendary mascot over another.

    I guess its still possible though, depending on how they could handle it. Another theory that I have is that Xerneas was simply lighting up it's horns due to the sunlight. In the trailer it is looking upwards surrounded by trees, so perhaps it could have been photosynthesis or something similar.
  3. Scarftail's Avatar
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    Let's say they reveal a Light-type and it turns out to be super-effective against Dark while Dark is not very effective against Light. If Xerneas is Light/Grass and Yveltal is Dark/Flying, each one has a type advantage over the other. The only problem with this is that only one of the mascots would have a new type. This may work if it is solely to show off Light-type's properties, but it still feels iffy that they would show preference to one Pokemon.
  4. El_'s Avatar
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    I'm honestly not paying the space theory that much credence. If anything, its just Coro Coro being overly excited as always. If you want an example thats far more blatant, look no further than Zorua's new method of evolution hype that never manifested. :p

    Other than that, I highly doubt that either of them came from space. (Xerneas looks very nature inclined) The space theme was already done in DPP, so the legends here are likely to be different from that.

    I wouldn't rule out Grass either, because like said Xerneas looks very nature inclined and one of its basis appears to be Cernunnos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, a God of nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by GatoRage
    I'm guessing Xerneas will be a Dark type, either pure or Dark/Psychic. Just a guess.
    Really? I think that Dark is one of the least likely typings for it. (With it lighting up like a Christmas tree and all that) It just doesn't seem to have much in common with other dark types, other than it being partly dark colored itself. Yveltal seems more like an actual dark type, but we'll see I guess. I'd only buy that if they were doing a Dark trio or something this Gen.

    @Smalllady

    I think a light type is possibility, it would explain why Xerneas's typing is hard to pin down, as well as some things in the trailer like it's antlers lighting up. The one thing I'd be wary of however, is that Ho-oh also represents prisms of light with it's rainbow theme, and Reshiram is pretty much the embodiment of light with it's own theme. Light appears to be represented by natural forces (Fire) or (Lightning) most of the time.

    Only problem this time is, Xerneas could not possible be a Fire type. Even Electric is pushing it IMO, though I also don't rule that out as it makes more sense than Fire.

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    Overall, Grass/Psychic is still the most logical choice, but if Pokemon Y is a Dark/Flying type like people speculate then it completely screws over Xerneas. Something has to give, even if its something like a new typing.
  5. Green Zubat's Avatar
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    I seriously doubt we will get a new type now, much as I'd want it, and I see it as especially unlikely that Light would get a type over Sound There'd have to be a huge overhaul of the types of previous Pokémon who are much more obviously Light-esque than Xerneas, and a whole bunch of moves would have to be changed. Of course, this would have to happen for Sound too, but at least Sound doesn't clash with the other types (like Psychic & Normal do with Light). I could only see Light happening as a counter to Shadow.

    I honestly think the most likely types for the pair are: Yveltal, Dark/Psychic or Dark/Flying (the former more so 'cause I think the space theory is probs true); Xerneas, Psychic/Steel or Psychic/Normal (I don't see Grass as an option anymore, because I believe Xerneas will be at least part Psychic due to the space theory, and it doesn't look like a Psychic/Grass IMO).

    I don't know about Pokémon Z, but I'm leaning more and more towards Psychic/Poison or Dragon/Poison. It would make more sense to be part Ghost or Ice instead of Poison, but those have been done recently, and Poison is a good candidate as per the Norse theory (especially if it turns out to be serpentine in appearance). If Pokémon W exists, I could see Psychic/Normal or Psychic/Grass.

    Quote Originally Posted by GatoRage
    I'm guessing Xerneas will be a Dark type, either pure or Dark/Psychic. Just a guess.
    That's an intriguing choice; any particular reason?
  6. GatoRage's Avatar
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    I'm guessing Xerneas will be a Dark type, either pure or Dark/Psychic. Just a guess.
  7. smalllady's Avatar
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    I think the Light type would be very plausible for Xerneas. It's antlers look like they're multi-colored, which could represent the spectrum (light separated into different colors.) Plus, in the trailer, Xerneas looked like it was bathed in light at first.

    So I think Xerneas could either be Light/Grass or Light/Normal, if Light does become a new type.
  8. AlexTheRose's Avatar
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    Keep going, keep living. Don't give up - I am bipolar with a resident mother that has chronic depression, so don't forget what I said if it amounts to anything to you.
  9. El_'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb
    I don't think it's a new pokemon. Just awkward posing or something. If it was new I think they'd have hyped it up.
    True, I also lean towards it being badly distorted, but it just looks so odd. Maybe a new forme?

    If we are looking at it from behind then it might be Articuno I think, though those stumps on the wings that look similar to Archeop's claws look interesting.
  10. Serenity's Avatar
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    Looks like a Pidgeot from behind, but there's no giant tail feathers. I could also be a Fearow from behind.

    It's probably Ho-Oh from behind. Ho-oh does have the hair puff and the same style of wing.

    All I can get from this is that the Pokemon isn't facing us. We're looking at it from behind.
  11. Zeb's Avatar
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    I thought it was Archeops tbh. Although the more I look at it some stuff doesn't match up with its artwork. It does look a little like Articuno too... barring the wing-hands.

    I don't think it's a new pokemon. Just awkward posing or something. If it was new I think they'd have hyped it up.
  12. Bishie Karis-chan's Avatar
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    What's an APP?
  13. El_'s Avatar
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    It isn't fake, its a legit Pokemon from a new APP. But due to several odd features the Pokemon cannot be identified with any other flying type.
  14. Oswin's Avatar
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    It looks like something from Elebits
  15. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
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    I see nothing about this on bulbanews how can I trust this is a pokemon
  16. $aturn¥oshi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kthleen
    My first thought was Articuno, but it doesn't have cheek tufts.
    My first thought, too... Then I thought Staraptor, but it doesn't have them either.

    None of the birds seem to.
  17. Kthleen's Avatar
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    My first thought was Articuno, but it doesn't have cheek tufts.
  18. Shiny Celebi's Avatar
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    It looks like a Loftwing from Skyward Sword kindof.
  19. Bishie Karis-chan's Avatar
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    Looks like a mutated combination of Ho-Oh, Lugia, and a platypus. :x

    I'm calling fake.
  20. El_'s Avatar
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    @Bulba_Panda

    Oh its no problem and thanks! XD

    @Silktree

    You could be right about that, but they are breaking formulas lately so we'll see. The safe bet is likely 680 though, since Kyurem isn't the Master of the trio theres likely not much need to emphasize his power compared to Reshiram/Zekrom.

    Well, Kyurem is more of a "husk" or a holder to me. Hes like a shell in other words, that could likely hold energy. It will likely depend on the plot of the BW sequels, but I think that the fusion will be a choice made by N and the PC (or possibly fromer PC Hilbert/Hilda). Its also possible that Reshiram/Zekrom could revert back to being Light/Dark stones, which would enable Kyurem to hold them as items, assuming that they are changed to be that way.
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