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    Default 90% of Pokemon Will Be in An Evolution

    Is this thing still true? I remember them mentioning it in the latest CoroCoro scan next to Elekible and Roserade.

    So, what do you guys think of this? Some people seem to take this as saying we will only have 10% new Pokemon, when they don't realize it means alot of the Shinou Pokemon will have evolved forms.

    Personally, I think this could be cool.

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    Professor Nanakamado says that 90% of the Pokemon in the Pokedex can evolve.

    That includes old Pokemon and all the new ones.

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    Assuming there's ~500 Pokémon in DP, that gives ~50 singles.

    21 legends from previous generations, plus the 3 confirmed DP legends, plus the inevitable trio brings the number to 27, over 50%

    1. Farfetch'd
    2. Lickitung
    3. Tangela
    4. Kangaskhan
    5. Pinsir
    6. Tauros
    7. Lapras
    8. Ditto
    9. Aerodactyl
    10. Aipom
    11. Yanma
    12. Murkrow
    13. Misdreavus
    14. Unown
    15. Girafarig
    16. Dunsparce
    17. Gligar
    18. Qwilfish
    19. Shuckle
    20. Heracross
    21. Corsola
    22. Delibird
    23. Skarmory
    24. Stantler
    25. Smeargle
    26. Miltank
    27. Nosepass
    28. Sableye
    29. Mawile
    30. Plusle
    31. Minun
    32. Volbeat
    33. Illumise
    34. Torkoal
    35. Spinda
    36. Zangoose
    37. Seviper
    38. Lunatone
    39. Solrock
    40. Castform
    41. Kecleon
    42. Tropius
    43. Chimecho
    44. Absol
    45. Relicanth
    46. Luvdisc


    That means that in addition to the 7 already known, there's another 23 at the very least, I'd expect closer to 35 more related to the current singles, which is maybe 25% of the new Pokémon. Also, the ones in bold I'd put good money on remaining singles.

    Of course, the fact that existing Pokémon already in lines like Electabuzz are getting evolutions throws the whole thing off, as there's no way to attempt to predict all that.

    If any of the above calculations are wrong, I rushed through this, so meh.

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    Don't forget Castform, Spinda, and Kecleon. They're pretty gimmicy, and I don't see them evolving.

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    Castform most likely. I could definantly see a baby Kecleon existing. Not sure about Spinda, although leaning towards it remaining a single.

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    I still think that the whole 90% thing is nothing more than an estimate. An exaggerated estimate at that. It certainly seems like 90% are part of an evo chain, but I did the math myself. It is really 80-something percent. Unfortunately, that was only working with currently available pokemon. If you go purely on the number of pokemon that evolve, the number is a lot less because you have to exclude every last poke that is at the end of every evo chain in existence. There is no telling how many new pokemon they'll make, but they would have to make a vast majority of them have an evo chain in order to achieve this percentage, unless they give a lot of older pokemon a pre-evo/evo. It is possible, but I don't very well see it happening.
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    Yeah, probably a over estimate.

    I do see them however having alot of evolved forms, as we had none last gen.

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    Damn, I hope Skarmory gets an evolution instead of a baby.

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    Skarmory should of got a baby while Mantine got an evolution to try and balance them out a bit more. But since when did Gamefreak care about equality between version counterparts?

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    You know, it's amusing that Kangaskhan has went three gens without a pre-evo. Considering it sits in its pouch all day, you'd think GameFreak would jump at the chance to call that a new Pokemon.

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    Why is everyone including old Pokemon in this? Couldn't he simply mean 90% of the Pokemon in the Shinodex (which we don't know the size of) can evolve?

    Let's say that about half of 500 Pokemon are in DP - with the rest requiring a trade over from an earlier game (which shouldn't be too hard, with wifi and breeding, there'll be a whole underground "market" for trading the 250 missing Pokemon online - people without the GBA games won't have to worry too much) - That's 225 evolutions and 25 without. But there's no way of figuring that out, since we're not for certain what Pokemon will be in Shino.
    Up the airy mountains / Down the rushy Glen /
    We dare not go a-hunting / For fear of Fairy-type Pokémon

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    It's likely Nanakamado was only referring to the Shino Dex, not the National Dex.

    Trying to estimate whether we'll get more evos/pre-evos of existing Pokemon in that case isn't really relevant.

    Though I'd be amazed if there wasn't a further one or two considering Gamefreak's love of them this time.

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    Their probably making up for the fact that only 2 Pokemon last gen were related to old ones, which really dissapointed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argy
    Damn, I hope Skarmory gets an evolution instead of a baby.
    I could see a Skarmory evolution easier than a pre-evolution, actually. I actually made one such Pokémon up - a big metal wyvern thing.
    By reading this, you have given me temporary control of your mind.

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    Their probably making up for the fact that only 2 Pokemon last gen were related to old ones, which really dissapointed me.
    I loved that.
    Up the airy mountains / Down the rushy Glen /
    We dare not go a-hunting / For fear of Fairy-type Pokémon

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