From what I can tell Lapras Paddling the Internet (what, you think I'd Mantine Surf it?), I got a lot of street credibility for apologising for my “Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon aren't different enough from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon” position with the Team Rainbow Rocket article.
I formally take back my apology. In fact, now that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are released and everyone knows (or can know) what the game consists of, I would like to take this opportunity to GLOAT that I was RIGHT THE ENTIRE TIME and I should have never doubted myself. Though, even in my apology, I was still correct. Allow me to chronicle and quote my own spot-on brilliance from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon's announcement up to this point. (This also serves as KoopaTV's way to cap off our coverage of the game.)
- June 6: KoopaTV's June 6, 2017 Pokémon Direct LIVE REACTIONS — “Eight minutes of wasting our time, and yours!”
- June 8: Why People Didn't Like The Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Pokémon Direct — “I'm more mad that Ultra Moon and Ultra Sun exist, and exist NOW.”
- August 18: Dark, Ominous Clouds Over Alola — “I'm sorry, but if their reason for buying a sequel or pseudo-sequel or remake or whatever the hell this is of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon is a dark cloud, irrelevant and lame rock dogs (seriously, Lycanroc better not be the new Lucario because it sure ain't worthy), and some ebony dude who I still have never heard of (Necrozma), there's no purchase from me.”
- September 28: Hau Should Be Sacrificed to Necrozma — “Assuming Necrozma — whatever that is — appears in an antagonistic role in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, it should dispose of Hau. Preferably via laser beams.”
- October 5: Travel Beyond Alola in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon! — “I'm still hoping that Hau gets killed off in this game, regardless of what version you play.”
- October 18: This Isn't The Alola I Thought I Knew? Never Trust A Trailer! — “Once you apply any scrutiny to these trailers rather than just being shocked and awed by their flashy production values, then you will come to the conclusion that it is the same Alola with the same missed potential.”
- November 2: Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon: Meet Team Rainbow Rocket?! — “They are just throwing the entire series into one game because the game can't stand on its own Alolan merits.”
|This Team Rainbow Rocket Grunt is expressing how I feel about the game.|
If you read my points in that October 18 and November 2 article, literally everything I said about exactly how whatever new content The Pokémon Company International was showing off would be implemented... CAME TRUE. That's the correct usage of the word “literally”, by the way.
...Worst of all, Hau isn't killed off in these new games. That's the only thing that I wrote that didn't end up happening, though it was a “hope” and not a “prediction.” In fact, his role is marginally expanded. Why would Game Freak DO that? Are they trying to shove Hau down our throats? I'm now horrified at the idea that Hau will keep appearing in future Pokémon games much like Cynthia and Looker. I had to take a break from writing this article because that sentence literally gave me a headache. (That's also the correct usage of the word “literally”.)
I really don't want to spoil the games, but most of it really is the same as the first Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which The Pokémon Company International already spoiled when they were promoting this game. In fact, they pretty much spoiled the Ultra games as well.
As I told you way ahead of time, the new stuff is all overhyped and less substantial than the trailers made them out to be. You know, if Game Freak is going to make story a big focus for the games, then the story (and CHARACTERS) should be, oh I don't know, well-written and paced? They can look at what Chunsoft has been doing for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon as inspiration.
Y'all called me a senseless cynical jerk, but, I mean, I was right the whole time since the games were announced. I only recommend you buy them if you didn't buy the first Sun and Moon, or you play in the Pokémon Video Game Championships and need those new move tutors or something.
Just for your reference, the original Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon won KoopaTV's Best 3DS Game of 2016 Game of THAT Year award. Don't get the impression that the KoopaTV staff hates Pokémon or anything, because that would be wrong. Here's looking forward to what Game Freak can do on the Nintendo Switch!