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Old 05-10-2016, 08:38 AM
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It'd be interesting if Litten evolved into something with two tails and a Ghost-typing. I also feel that Popplio is a prime candidate to get Fairy-typing.

But, man, that owl. Sorry, Totodile, but I might just have a new favorite starter.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:42 AM
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Go check the Pokemon official site, there's bonus art and natural history blurbs on each of the starters.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:47 AM
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"It has a habit of turning its head in battle to face its Trainer and receive instructions."

I'm guessing a lot of starting Rowlet trainers lose matches due to sudden attacks of cute (it's super effective!).
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:50 AM
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:29 AM
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Seeing humanoid proportions on the character models for the map screen is freaking me out.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:37 AM
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I'm really liking these starters! The owl is really cute but I think I'm probably going to go with the fire cat.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:39 AM
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Seeing humanoid proportions on the character models for the map screen is freaking me out.
Oh man, me too. It looks incredibly wrong and I can't place my finger on why. Maybe they're just supposed to be older kids again like in Gen V?

Also, for anyone who missed it: the Japanese commercial has the kid picking from a wide selection of skin tones and there are shots in the trailers with the player characters wearing slightly different clothes, so customization seems to be back. Thank goodness.

edit: oh shit I just realized Litten isn't just any cat, it's a tiger cub.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:05 AM
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Also, for anyone who missed it: the Japanese commercial has the kid picking from a wide selection of skin tones and there are shots in the trailers with the player characters wearing slightly different clothes, so customization seems to be back. Thank goodness.
Here's an image of the skin tones:

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Old 05-10-2016, 02:05 PM
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Someone on Twitter pointed out they really need to re-configure the darkness of the hair for the last skin tone (shoot, the black hair color winds up looking lighter than the brown), and I certainly hope they do. In general I've found Game Freak to be very thoughtful about their color management* so I think they will probably follow through, but this better be a feature of every entry in the series going forward -- yes, even in any currently-hypothetical Gen IV remakes (and holy fuck you better have black trainers in NYC).

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FWIW you could change your hair colour at the salon at any time in X/Y. My Y character had the darkest skin option with blonde hair.
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:26 PM
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the girl's hat is the weirdest hat i've ever seen worn in earnest
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:00 PM
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I hope that box art they showed is final, because there's no amiibo logo. I mean, I like me some amiibo, but I want them far, far away from Pokemon games.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:28 PM
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I'm still gonna go with the fire starter because I always go with the fire starter, but for the first time it's gonna hurt. Rowlet is amazing. I'm excited to catch pokemon in Hawaii with trainer customization.
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I'm still gonna go with the fire starter because I always go with the fire starter, but for the first time it's gonna hurt. Rowlet is amazing. I'm excited to catch pokemon in Hawaii with trainer customization.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:18 PM
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Cat person 4 lyfe, but owlbeast is cute. I play Pokemon very infrequently; I don't really have elemental starter preferences. I went with Bulbasaur back in the day, and Chimchar in that generation. Now that I have a 3DS, I think I have to play the generation with the fennec starter. Maybe I do prefer fire... (I don't; I just prefer cute things)

(all pokemon are cute, even [especially] the goth-as-hell hard ones)
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:56 PM
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I usually like to go with the water-type starter, but they're making it real difficult this time.

Partly because whatever nonsense it evolves into will pale in comparison to what Loki has envisioned earlier in this thread.
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:28 PM
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A hellcat, a sea lion clown, and a barn owl? It's gonna be hard for me to pick a starter this gen.

Also, I'm definitely looking forward to Gen 7's more tropical setting.
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:29 PM
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It'd be interesting if Litten evolved into something with two tails and a Ghost-typing.
*fans self*
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:01 PM
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There's a part of me that wants a pokemon that's water/bug, but I don't think we can look to the starter for that. Want it to have at least decent stats, since it's an odd typing only one not-particularly-noteworthy pokemon has.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:17 PM
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where's my grass/fire jalapeño pokemon Nintendo
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:15 PM
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If there isn't a Lay pokemon in this game I'm fucking done.

Really though, this shit got me so hyped. I really love the vibrant colors, the new ACTUAL PROPORTIONAL characters, the fluid animation, the fact that there isn't a miraculous and weird circle patch of grass/sand/ice/etc. under our pokemon in battle when we're in full 3D environments now (at least I hope so, I hope it isn't just for the starter battle but I don't see why it would be; either way it looked great), stemming off that, that the trainers are seemingly "in the battle" as well and can be seen... Trying to think of what else....

OH YEAH THAT THE MOTHERFUCKING PROFESSOR IS A BOSS HOG HULK HUNK AND DOESN'T WEAR ANYTHING UNDER HIS LAB COAT WHAAAAAAAAAAT!?!?!?

That had me cracking up so. fracking. hard. Like what. What. What. This dude. This amazing dude. He just wears these pimp glasses AND doesn't wear any undershirt at all!? Bro. BROOOOOO. Stahp.

Everything looked great, really. I'm totally going with Popplio. Peeps hating on him but I know that mofo is going one of two directions, both awesome: Option one is he stays a cute goofball and ends up a massive clown doofus. Awesome. Option two is he takes a HARD left turn and turns into a massive, hulking Pennywise sea lion that can rip apart any bish that crosses his path. Awesome. Either way I'm going to love it.

For the first time I'm genuinely excited to just EXPLORE. Just adventure away, follow my dreams to the max. Sparkles and wonderment everywhere. XY was hype just for the fact it was 3D, but it ended up being more of an experiment with the 3D world and not so much the truly, fully utilized 3D expansive world I imagined. With SuMo, I'm already seeing that in the short trailer shown. I'm ready. Let's go Lay some people, faint their mons, explore the alcoves and cities and tropical paradise with our super cute monsters. Hellz yes.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:07 AM
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You mean lei, yeah?
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:10 AM
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NO GOD DAMN IT, THE CHIP.




Yeah, lei. Oops.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:53 AM
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The owl is the only choice I will ever take

I really hope Doppio ends up turning into a horrible juggalo walrus, though

Shadow the Kitten is pretty terrible design-wise but at least its Japanese name is clever (ニャビー/nyabii, combining "nya" (meow) and "hi" (fire, but modified to a "bi" because of how compound words work in Japanese) while also sounding like "tabby")

I stand by my previous wish that the plot reels it the fuck in this generation
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:17 AM
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I do think the Fire Kitty is horrendously ugly, and I hope it gets cooler looking when it evolves, but I'm taking it anyway because it's the fire starter.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:49 AM
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Um, the cat looks cute?? Like all cats? And pokemon?

You might even say it's...

lit!
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Full disclosure: I think I actually went with the green turtlebeast in Pokemon diamond, not the firemonkey.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:00 AM
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no... fire kitty is mostly forehead. It's eyes are where it's mouth should be, possibly it's cheeks.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:02 AM
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Full disclosure: I think I actually went with the green turtlebeast in Pokemon diamond, not the firemonkey.
This is the Correct choice
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:21 AM
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no... fire kitty is mostly forehead.
Indicates a high encephalization quotient... kitty's smart. (owls are particularly dumb in terms of birds, btw)

Fire beats grass... cat beats bird... damn. This game's lore is sound from a scientific perspective.
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