I love how everyone apparently immediately thought Plague Doctor or Flamingo and I just saw a small, cute, pink bird. :p I think that it's likely to turn into a Fairy/Flying, but after hearing all of this plague doctor business, I think it's just as possible. And because I'm a nerd when you all say Dark/Fairy I immediately think of a one of my favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters. If they made a pokemon similar to Dark Valkyria, I'd give it a spot on my team in a heartbeat.
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EDIT: Fairy/Ghost could work quite well for it if they go down the plague doctor route...
Last edited by Neptune's Disciple; 11th July 2013 at 08:46 PM.
Prepare to be disappointed then.
So is upside down squid a thing in Japan or something, because Digimon also has Calmaramon.
Shushup also looks like certain depictions of Helmasaur in Zelda, though I'd say the plague doctor depiction is what they were going for given that it's the perfume Pokemon, and those masks supposedly held various aromas to keep "bad smells" away from infecting the doctors with the plague....and Shushupu's ability is Healer.
I think they are both coincidences, honestly.
About their typing, we had already non-Water Pokémon based after acuatic animals, specificaly in Gen V. Stunfisk, Tynamo family.
I guess since a Pokémon can't have three types, sometimes GF is forced to choose the two more important for what's intended. So, we have Beedrill and Venomoth (Bug/Poison), Volcarona (Bug/Fire), and Genesect (Bug/Steel), all of them based after flying bugs, but don't have Flying type, because their respective secondary type was important for their design and description. On the other hand we have Flygon, a flying dragonfly described as the spirit of the desert. Bug, Flying, Dragon and Ground, 4 types in a single Pokémon, buth we have to choose two. GF went for Ground/Dragon, despite Flygon learns Fly and is in the Bug egg group.
So, Stunfisk is not Water because Ground and Electric were priority. Tynamo is a special case, because it hasn't a secondary type, but I guess GF wanted the novelty of a Pokémon with no weaknesses while avoiding another Dark/Ghost combination.
If Maaiika/Calamanero aren't Water-typed, is just because GF considered more important for them to be Dark an Psychic than Water.
For the record, "Calamar" is Spanish for squid.
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Gothorita just by looking at one of its Dex entries that says "They use hypnosis to control people and Pokémon. Tales of Gothorita leading people astray are told in every corner."
Maybe they could give Gothorita a split evolution where it would actually go down that dark path and have the Psychic/Dark Typing. My only worries are that the Gothitelle and Reuniclus Families are version exclusives so Duosion might need one as well in that case maybe a Psychic/Electric split evolution for Duosion which to me sounds pretty cool.
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Alright, my opinion on the new Pokémon:
- Goronda looks amazing and I love its design, pretty much as cool as Pancham. I bet the new evolution method is the one involving another dark type so Pancham can evolve only in its presence.
- Maika/Karamanero certainly have strange designs but unique typing. They're okay, I guess.
- Shushupu looks adorable, though why isn't it also Flying type? It looks like a small bird. XD
- Peropuff is so adorable, omg. I can't handle this much sweetness. :P
All these fairy types are cute and fluffy, sans Xenreas, but what I would really like is a different kind of fairy, something mischievous, something darker. I hope we get something like that soon enough. Overall, I'm content with these designs - imo, XY has yet to fail me.
I tend to think of it like this. Dangerous looking are not very dangerous because other will run away from those things and make them less dangerous. Innocent looking but in fact really dangerous is more dangerous because they are unsuspecting. This, to me, suit fairy more.