I'm consciously avoiding that big, cultural Pokémon-related phenomenon going on in the world right now. I'm more-than-willing to talk about ACTUAL, LEGITIMATE Pokémon news on a Nintendo system. That's right, it's time for yet another Pokémon Sun Version and Pokémon Moon Version news dump! Take it away, The Pokémon Company International:
Great stuff, right? My favourites are in this article's title: Mudsdale and Mimikyu, though I also really like Bounsweet.
There's one guy I really dislike, though.
I don't like Bewear. At all. It's creepy. It's basically Pedobear but probably more effective at its nefarious goal. And I'm not just, like, making that connection up. Read its description:
“When Bewear is acting in a friendly fashion, just swinging its arms around, you must never dare to approach it carelessly. It is acknowledged to be a dangerous Pokémon, even within the Alola region. You may see warning signs posted near places it resides.
When Bewear grows fond of its Trainer, it may show that feeling in a fond embrace—but the force of that hug is tremendous!”
|KoopaTV doesn't own the copyright for Pedobear or Bewear.|
We're just comparing the two for critical commentary.
It's dangerous. There are WARNING SIGNS. It tries to act friendly to lure you in, and then it never lets go once you're close to it. If you're careless, you'll be trapped and may never come back.
Let's talk about something a lot sweeter.
|Cherubi now has a new friend!|
Bounsweet! Cute. It also may have the most morbid backstory:
“Bounsweet’s scent has a calming effect on humans, so many people let them live inside their homes as a sort of air freshener. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes swallowed whole by Pokémon drawn to its aroma.It's basically the lure module/incense from that game-I-will-not-name. It draws Pokémon to it... and is disposable with a shelf life. And no one ever comes to its aid. Bounsweet the Fruit Pokémon is a foot-tall Grass type. I want one.
When running away from other Pokémon, Bounsweet flees danger by skipping along the ground. Since its bouncy movements don’t convey to others that it’s actually in desperate flight, no one ever comes to its aid.”
I hope we get to ride Mudsdale. Better than riding Stoutland, which is what we saw the last time there was a news dump — at the beginning of July. Mudsdale is MASSIVE. EIGHT FEET TALL.
|Mudsdale's Ability is literally “Stamina”, which is one of the two stats for horses in Pocket Card Jockey.|
When Mudsdale isn't pretending to be a Pocket Card Jockey horse, Mimikyu is pretending to be a Pikachu. This very lonely Ghost/Fairy type just wants friends, so it disguises itself as a Pikachu after seeing all of the Pikachu merchandise that's everywhere.
When Mimikyu has its Disguise up, it is immune from damage. The Disguise only lasts one attack, and then “its appearance changes.” How? We don't know yet.
The faux-Pikachu's neck snaps, though. Very creepy.
|Mimikyu is a lot smaller than its Disguise, so it's still fine. ...Unlike Zant.|
I don't care about the other two dudes announced (Wimpod and Comfey).
There will be big changes with Pokémon Global Link, which is something I've never used and know nothing about. So I don't know what it's being changed from.
There is also HYPER TRAINING. This is a brand new mode for level 100 Pokémon that increases the IVs (those values that range from 0 to 31 that affect your Pokémon's stats) of your trained Pokémon! People breed zillions of eggs with complicated processes in the Day Care to get Pokémon to be born with perfect IVs. Now? It looks like it'll be a much more simple process to get your Pokémon to be the best it can be!
(Unless you're participating in something with level 50 as the cap. Then... you still gotta breed in what's essentially a process of eugenics. I guess.)
With every generation, Game Freak gives more and more control to competitive players to streamline things. I don't really care about that, and I care more about the character designs. So far, I'm pretty happy with that. Can't wait for more!
Ludwig plays Pokémon on a simulator, Pokémon Online. It's mostly just Chinese people at this point. What's the point of making translating the games into Chinese a big deal if there are already floods of Chinese people playing? Anyway, catch him there at the Fullmoon Island channel. He's Prince LudwigVKoopa.
This isn't the first time Ludwig had a side-by-side of someone and Zant.
Just days later, Ludwig breaks down and writes about the game he doesn't wanna name.
More news! Including the pre-evolution of Mudsdale!
Bounsweet ends up evolving into a total babe.