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    Ok so it's not supposed to be out until next week but I found some at my B&N today. The employee who checked me out asked if I'd come just for that because she'd only put it on the shelf an hour ago, and I said no, I was surprised to see it because the release date isn't until later and she wondered if she wasn't supposed to put it out yet.

    Anyway! First off I can tell you something that will piss some of you off--the picture of the artists this time has Latias in her human form using "Electrode" against Frontier Brain Spenser's "Swalot". Although there's some hilarity because Kusaka bemoans being unable to play Johto on his DS and talks about the upcoming GS remakes.

    I didn't notice any glaring translation errors, but Cyrus's speech seems more...typical than it did last volume. Although I get the feeling that that's something only I would notice.

    I still question the decision of the translators to name Dia and Pearl's inspirations after comedians from the 1930s, especially when they bear no resemblance to either Abbot or Costello.

    Dr Footstep...holy cow what. No seriously what.

    Also is this the only canon example of Wake without his mask?

    And I wonder exactly how Platinum's addiction to the slot machines helped her win the battle because it just seems like she put her finger up and made a slot motion while an opening just happened to appear.

    Did we get a confirmation of her age before? If not, it says she's twelve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Gabbiani View Post
    Ok so it's not supposed to be out until next week but I found some at my B&N today. The employee who checked me out asked if I'd come just for that because she'd only put it on the shelf an hour ago, and I said no, I was surprised to see it because the release date isn't until later and she wondered if she wasn't supposed to put it out yet.

    Anyway! First off I can tell you something that will piss some of you off--the picture of the artists this time has Latias in her human form using "Electrode" against Frontier Brain Spenser's "Swalot". Although there's some hilarity because Kusaka bemoans being unable to play Johto on his DS and talks about the upcoming GS remakes.

    I didn't notice any glaring translation errors, but Cyrus's speech seems more...typical than it did last volume. Although I get the feeling that that's something only I would notice.

    I still question the decision of the translators to name Dia and Pearl's inspirations after comedians from the 1930s, especially when they bear no resemblance to either Abbot or Costello.

    Dr Footstep...holy cow what. No seriously what.

    Also is this the only canon example of Wake without his mask?

    And I wonder exactly how Platinum's addiction to the slot machines helped her win the battle because it just seems like she put her finger up and made a slot motion while an opening just happened to appear.

    Did we get a confirmation of her age before? If not, it says she's twelve.


    Yes.

    Also, do you have the chapter titles?

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    Bluesun yeah, I know who he is in the game, but Special made him so...MANIC.

    Titles! Yes!

    Adventure 19
    Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu I

    Adventure 20
    Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu II

    Adventure 21
    Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I

    Adventure 22
    Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II

    Adventure 23
    Great Gible

    Adventure 24
    Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas

    Adventure 25
    Dramatic Drapion & Crafty Kricketune I

    Adventure 26
    Dramatic Drapion & Crafty Kricketune II

    Adventure 27
    A Skuffle with Skorupi



    In the original, did Saturn identify the game/genre he was playing? In here he says it's a MMORPG, but someone pointed out he's using a console controller. But he did log in...did he just switch games at some point? Is it a console controller? Or is this some random fuckup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Gabbiani View Post
    Bluesun yeah, I know who he is in the game, but Special made him so...MANIC.

    Titles! Yes!

    Adventure 19
    Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu I

    Adventure 20
    Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu II

    Adventure 21
    Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I

    Adventure 22
    Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II

    Adventure 23
    Great Gible

    Adventure 24
    Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas

    Adventure 25
    Dramatic Drapion & Crafty Kricketune I

    Adventure 26
    Dramatic Drapion & Crafty Kricketune II

    Adventure 27
    A Skuffle with Skorupi



    In the original, did Saturn identify the game/genre he was playing? In here he says it's a MMORPG, but someone pointed out he's using a console controller. But he did log in...did he just switch games at some point? Is it a console controller? Or is this some random fuckup?

    Bombastic? Viz does know they're releasing this for kids, right?

    What child knows what "bombastic" means?
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    I...think I did but I wasn't exactly an ordinary kid. It's a rather obscure word anyway though. I'd wager most adults wouldn't know it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Gabbiani View Post
    I...think I did but I wasn't exactly an ordinary kid. It's a rather obscure word anyway though. I'd wager most adults wouldn't know it either.
    Being ordinary is boring anyway...

    Also, I checked. Nothing about what kind of game it was.

    Adventure 27
    A Skuffle with Skorupi

    Is this supposed to be spelled with a "k?"

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    Yes. Probably to match with the spelling of "Skorupi".

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    I like the "[Alliterating Adjective] [Pokémon X] & [Alliterating Adjective] [Pokémon Y]" title the most.

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    I liked Volune 3 from what I read of it online...but yeah...why does Dr.Footstep have crackhead eyes again?

    In D/P? Platina is 11 almost 12 I think.

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    Default Re: Pokemon Adventures DPPt volume 3 review thread

    IIRC her game counterpart was 12 from the moment she appeared in the DP versions, so it's not too out there that she's like that from the beginning. I also recall one of the gym challenges stated her age (not her name, though, for obvious reasons), so, yeah, she's 12. Dia and Pearl probably are as well. Don't care much for that though.

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    I wonder what happened to Paka and Uji. I hope Kusaka has something good in store for them in a future arc.

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    They were revealed to be stuck in the Distortion World at the moment (weird how their sunglasses fell off the moment they were trapped, though we'd all prefer they don't lose much else...). IIRC they could've met Giratina, but Kusaka hasn't let us in on a whole lot more yet.

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