History YMMV / PokemonXAndY

17th Feb '18 12:34:45 AM nombretomado
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** Brains & Brawn [=NPC=]s [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/0f23e063317e9305ff45140606e74988/tumblr_muren6Zwdj1shjivto1_1280.jpg Frank]] and [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/d6a15ac665eb4cf247a324eea7880169/tumblr_muren6Zwdj1shjivto4_1280.jpg Sly.]] The Brains and Brawn pairing even have their own tag on {{Pixiv}}.

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** Brains & Brawn [=NPC=]s [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/0f23e063317e9305ff45140606e74988/tumblr_muren6Zwdj1shjivto1_1280.jpg Frank]] and [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/d6a15ac665eb4cf247a324eea7880169/tumblr_muren6Zwdj1shjivto4_1280.jpg Sly.]] The Brains and Brawn pairing even have their own tag on {{Pixiv}}.Website/{{Pixiv}}.
26th Jan '18 5:41:18 AM Nutgunner
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*** Talonflame for having an amazing design, giving the player early access to a good fire-type, as well as good stats all around combined with a great movepool. It's also a breeder's dream given the fact it can use the Flamebody ability (doubling the hatching speed of eggs) as well as learn Fly (quick access to the Stat Judge) in addition to making room for five eggs in the party at a time.

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*** Talonflame for having an amazing design, giving the player early access to a good fire-type, as well as good stats all around combined with a great movepool. It's also a breeder's dream given the fact it can use the Flamebody ability (doubling the hatching speed of eggs) as well as learn Fly (quick access to the Stat Judge) in addition to making room for five eggs in the party at a time. Oh, and did we mention that it's able to smash the Tauros-shit out of everything via a combination of Brave Bird and a new ability, Gale Wings, which gives priority to Flying-type moves?
25th Jan '18 10:32:51 PM SpinAttaxx
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* FashionVictimVillain: [[spoiler:Lysandre]] looks fine for much of the game... but the final battle comes, and he's inexplicably wearing what can only be described as as an edgy ComicBook/DoctorOctopus cosplay that even the game admits looks stupid. What's more, [[UselessAccessory all those tentacles and the visor don't do anything to help him]].
23rd Jan '18 4:04:35 PM TheMisterSonic
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** Mega Charizard X has a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute suspiciously similar]] design and color scheme to [[ShockAndAwe Zekrom]], possibly the biggest EnsembleDarkhorse of Generation V, but has its own fanbase due to ''finally'' giving Charizard "Dragon-type" as a secondary type.

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** Mega Charizard X has a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute suspiciously similar]] design and color scheme to [[ShockAndAwe Zekrom]], possibly the biggest EnsembleDarkhorse of Generation V, but has its own fanbase due to ''finally'' giving Charizard "Dragon-type" as a secondary type.
20th Jan '18 6:55:29 PM hubakon1368
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* TheWoobie: To some, Calem/Serena. While s/he is fueled by the desire to get stronger than you, you always end up one step ahead of him/her and s/he simply can't figure out why. S/he's not like the wacky or arrogant rivals in previous games; s/he's a serious trainer raising his/her team, but s/he still CantCatchUp. So why can't s/he can't beat you? It's because you're the [[TheHero player character]], and s/he's not. Made HarsherInHindsight by the fact that s/he ''would've'' been the successful player character if you'd picked the opposite gender. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption You always have to step all over his/her hopes and dreams to move forward]], and it starts to get a bit sad to see him/her come up short every time.[[spoiler:The postgame does reveal that [[ThrowTheDogABone they've managed to get a Mega Ring of their own in the end, though how they got it is never clearly explained.]]]] Hammering this home is his/her animation for when they lose. Where most trainers with full 3D models get something cartoonish, silly, or resigned, Calem and Serena look downright frustrated by their loss. It's summed up well by [[http://agentemerald.tumblr.com/post/64428128195/so-im-not-finished-with-the-game-yet-but-am-i-the this person]]: [[WhamLine You are the Rival's Gary Oak.]] But then again, the fact that the rival doesn't use the Kanto starter s/he gets from Professor Sycamore ''or'' the fossil Pokemon you don't pick, as well as not having a full team of Pokemon until the post game, may negate any sympathy s/he'd otherwise get from players. Any aspiring trainer isn't likely to win any battles if they don't try using multiple Pokemon (including ones handed to them), and Kalos, more than any region before it, has a lot of Pokemon to choose from.

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* TheWoobie: To some, Calem/Serena. While s/he is fueled by the desire to get stronger than you, you always end up one step ahead of him/her and s/he simply can't figure out why. S/he's not like the wacky or arrogant rivals in previous games; s/he's a serious trainer raising his/her team, but s/he still CantCatchUp. So why can't s/he can't beat you? It's because you're the [[TheHero player character]], and s/he's not. Made HarsherInHindsight by the fact that s/he ''would've'' been the successful player character if you'd picked the opposite gender. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption You always have to step all over his/her hopes and dreams to move forward]], and it starts to get a bit sad to see him/her come up short every time.[[spoiler:The postgame does reveal that [[ThrowTheDogABone they've managed to get a Mega Ring of their own in the end, though how they got it is never clearly explained.]]]] Hammering this home is his/her animation for when they lose. Where most trainers with full 3D models get something cartoonish, silly, or resigned, Calem and Serena look downright frustrated by their loss. It's summed up well by [[http://agentemerald.tumblr.com/post/64428128195/so-im-not-finished-with-the-game-yet-but-am-i-the this person]]: [[WhamLine You are the Rival's Gary Oak.]] But then again, the fact that the rival doesn't use the Kanto starter s/he gets from Professor Sycamore ''or'' the fossil Pokemon you don't pick, as well as not having a full team of Pokemon until the post game, may negate any sympathy s/he'd otherwise get from players. Any aspiring trainer isn't likely to win any battles if they don't try using multiple Pokemon (including ones handed to them), and Kalos, more than any region before it, has a lot of Pokemon to choose from.]]
20th Jan '18 1:43:21 AM RacattackForce
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* ObviousJudas: It's not unheard of for players to guess correctly that Lysandre is going to be the main villain upon seeing him for the first time.

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* ObviousJudas: It's not unheard of for players to guess correctly that Lysandre is going to be the main villain upon seeing him for the first time. This one Creator/ProZD skit [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN9DW4rrEjY accurately mirrors the usual reaction to the character]].
19th Jan '18 9:39:49 AM HasturHasturHastur
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** Mewtwo is already PurposelyOverpowered and banned from official (and [[Website/{{Smogon}} unofficial]]) tournaments, so giving it ''2'' Mega Evolutions feels unnecessary. The main purpose for this may have been to appease Mewtwo fans by giving its Mega Evolutions higher base stat totals than Arceus and higher offensive stats than Attack Forme Deoxys. Competitively, the general consensus is that Y is better than Life Orb Mewtwo, but generally isn't enough of a step up to justify giving up a Mega slot, while X is interesting and potentially very useful in the right hands, its limited (in terms of its stat spread) movepool and generally useless Ability makes it a gimmick Mega that, like Y, is generally viewed as simply not being worth the slot.

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** Mewtwo is already PurposelyOverpowered and banned from official (and [[Website/{{Smogon}} unofficial]]) tournaments, so giving it ''2'' Mega Evolutions feels unnecessary. The main purpose for this may have been to appease Mewtwo fans by giving its Mega Evolutions higher base stat totals than Arceus and higher offensive stats than Attack Forme Deoxys. Competitively, the general consensus is that Y is better than Life Orb Mewtwo, but generally isn't enough of a step up to justify giving up a Mega slot, while X is interesting and potentially very useful in the right hands, but its limited (in terms of its stat spread) movepool and generally useless Ability makes it a gimmick Mega that, like Y, is generally viewed as simply not being worth the slot.
19th Jan '18 9:38:56 AM HasturHasturHastur
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** Mewtwo is already PurposelyOverpowered and banned from official (and [[Website/{{Smogon}} unofficial]]) tournaments, so giving it ''2'' Mega Evolutions feels unnecessary. The main purpose for this may have been to appease Mewtwo fans by giving its Mega Evolutions higher base stat totals than Arceus and higher offensive stats than Attack Forme Deoxys.

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** Mewtwo is already PurposelyOverpowered and banned from official (and [[Website/{{Smogon}} unofficial]]) tournaments, so giving it ''2'' Mega Evolutions feels unnecessary. The main purpose for this may have been to appease Mewtwo fans by giving its Mega Evolutions higher base stat totals than Arceus and higher offensive stats than Attack Forme Deoxys. Competitively, the general consensus is that Y is better than Life Orb Mewtwo, but generally isn't enough of a step up to justify giving up a Mega slot, while X is interesting and potentially very useful in the right hands, its limited (in terms of its stat spread) movepool and generally useless Ability makes it a gimmick Mega that, like Y, is generally viewed as simply not being worth the slot.
17th Jan '18 8:50:42 AM Chasem
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** The music. Some think ''Pokémon X'' and ''Y''[='=]s soundtrack a solid entry in the series, while others find it painfully bland compared to that of other games.

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** The music. Some think ''Pokémon X'' and ''Y''[='=]s soundtrack a solid entry in the series, while others find it painfully bland compared to that of other games. The end credits song in particular is seen as either heartwarming and beautiful or pretentious and unfitting.



* CounterpartComparison: Siebold's blond hair, attitude and cooking motifs have many fans comparing him to Gordon Ramsay.

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Siebold's blond hair, attitude and cooking motifs have many fans comparing him to Gordon Ramsay.


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** Mega Charizard X closely resembles the [[Franchise/YuGiOh Red-Eyes Black Dragon]]. While [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Reshiram and Zekrom]] are often compared to Blue-Eyes White Dragon and REBD, some argue that Mega Charizard X's weaker stats, fire breath and more demonic design than Zekrom more accurately replicate the dynamic between BEWD and REBD if it's paired with Reshiram.
4th Jan '18 1:57:08 AM MillaMaxwell
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Your rival will either be viewed as this or TheWoobie. On the one hand, yes, they have severe issues with losing to you over and over and feel terrible about it. On the other hand, they ''purposefully'' taunt you up until the battle for the Mega Ring about how they are better than you in Pokémon battles ''without ever trying to prove it.'' It comes off as them being cowardly and not wanting to risk actually losing to you early on due to them wanting to appear as the best trainer to their friends. Further evidence for this comes up following the battle for the Mega Bracelet. After they lose, suddenly, they constantly keep challenging you to fight after fight, more than any rival before them. [[JerkAss Almost like you wounded their pride and now they feel forced to get it back by beating you.]] It's really hard to sympathize with them given their early actions and how they practically wine about how they CantCatchUp to you.
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