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Ikedatakeshi God of Worf from singapore Relationship Status: Singularity
God of Worf
Feb 11th 2019 at 4:48:51 PM

Rock/Fighting. Guess I'm Terrakion.

HeatEdgeSword Gladion's Edgy Adventure from Malaysia
Gladion's Edgy Adventure
Feb 11th 2019 at 5:47:03 PM

Normal/Ghost. I am nothing.

BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Feb 11th 2019 at 5:53:05 PM

Schrödinger's cat.

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
CountofBleck The Cyber champion rises from A world of lies and deception Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
The Cyber champion rises
Feb 11th 2019 at 7:15:45 PM

Fairy Bug...ribombee huh? Acceptable.

AmethystLeslie Actual goddamn treasure from NYC (AKA IRL Unova) Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Actual goddamn treasure
Feb 11th 2019 at 7:33:25 PM

I'm Fairy/Bug as well.

I think I did one of these before and I was also Fairy/Bug, that type combo rings a bell, and I'm sure it isn't the Cutiefly line.

Goddammit, Schezo...
Demongodofchaos2 Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Feb 11th 2019 at 8:58:47 PM

Yes, it is. Its the only Fairy Bug type line, I believe, unless their's one I'm forgetting.

Feb 11th 2019 at 9:46:55 PM

I think Uranium had an early-game fairy/bug? Could be getting confused with that

DonaldthePotholer from Somewhere in (not)Miami
Feb 11th 2019 at 9:52:12 PM

Yet another "Which Pokemon/Type are you" that depends on the Gregorian Month & Date.

Seriously, has anyone ever thought of using the Western or, more appropriately, Eastern Zodiac? Or perhaps both?

Heck, the Eastern Zodiac has designations for not just the years, but the months as well, which are 45 degrees out of phase of the Western Zodiac. This means that each Inner Chinese Animal (as opposed to the Annual-based "Outer Animal") is at the midpoint between Western Constellations, so you could really have 24 periods based on which "sign" a date was closest to.

The Eastern Zodiac also has signs for days of the week, but these are grouped together more unevenly than the planets in the Western Zodiac.note  There are also signs for Hour-Pairsnote  A Combined system would have a sign for each hour starting on the half-hour.

Then you have the Elements and Attributes, annual base 10 for the Easternnote  along with a Seasonal sub-element that doesn't use Earth,note  monthlynote  for Western.

  • Yang (sun) vs Yin (moon) - Eastern Annual
  • Cardinal (Active) vs Fixed (Stable) vs Mutable (Flexible) - Western Monthly
  • Fire-Earth-Air-Water - Western Monthly
  • Wood-Fire-Metal-Water - Eastern Seasonal
  • Wood-Fire-Earth-Metal-Water - Eastern Biennial

Because of how I would have the signs showing at their "dominant" times, these would be about 1 week out of phase on both sides... which actually creates 48 periods of 6-9 days!note 

EDIT: In Summary: Factor 1 would be based on which quasi-week (48), Factor 2 would be a combination of Day of the Week and last digit of Year (70)... Maybe...


And no, I'm not doing this merely because I ended up with a type matchup that doesn't currently have a evolutionary line. (Though I wouldn't be surprised to see Fairy/Ground get a line next time around.)

Edited by DonaldthePotholer on Feb 11th 2019 at 12:57:34 PM

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Feb 11th 2019 at 10:35:35 PM

So you figure gen 8 will be revealed at the first Q&A, or before festivities start?

AmethystLeslie Actual goddamn treasure from NYC (AKA IRL Unova) Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Actual goddamn treasure
Feb 12th 2019 at 9:28:59 AM

I honestly doubt it.

I'd like to see what those Q&As with Treehouse are all about. Maybe I'll go into Nintendo NYC and see that.

Goddammit, Schezo...
BlackYakuzu94 CHADhan Player. from Easy Coast/NY Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
CHADhan Player.
Feb 12th 2019 at 9:36:12 AM

I could call out of work that day, but then I'd need a Doctor's note.

A lazy millennial who's good at what he does.
CountofBleck The Cyber champion rises from A world of lies and deception Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
The Cyber champion rises
Feb 12th 2019 at 10:00:37 AM

Well if it its going to be revealed, tomorrow is the ripest time; we got a direct inbound.

I know pokemon usually has its own directs for gen announcements, but they also usually announce new gens in the winter months. Now would be a perfect time to ride the wave of hype and pokemon reveals till release in fall.

PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Feb 12th 2019 at 10:06:49 AM

It's unlikely, but the game was also announced back in last year's E3, so maybe Pokemon is willing to experiment a little. It would definitely be the biggest announcement of the Direct, but I don't know if that's what Nintendo wants, since the official Direct announcement specifically mentioned Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Seems like that's going to be the primary focus of the Direct.

My Dragon Ball FighterZ moveset ideas.
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Feb 12th 2019 at 10:12:45 AM

They’re not going to say that they’re making the first reveal for something before the Direct actually happens though.

Weirdguy149 The Dead Man from The Flying Dutchman Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The Dead Man
Feb 12th 2019 at 10:16:09 AM

I think Gen 8 will be revealed in the middle of tomorrow's Direct, probably just the boxart legendaries and the starters.

Do you fear death?
Chariot Just as the spell says. Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Just as the spell says.
Feb 12th 2019 at 10:19:01 AM

[up]x2

I mean the 27th is two week from now. Maybe we get a general Direct tomorrow and a Pokemon Direct next week or the 27th? The latter makes more sense as the 27th is when the Q&As start so it makes sense to announce the new games then. Unless, of course, the Q&As are about the games in general.

Edited by Chariot on Feb 12th 2019 at 1:19:52 PM

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Feb 12th 2019 at 11:05:39 AM

It is the fifth anniversary of Twitch Plays Pokemon.

CybranGeneralSturm Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 13th 2019 at 1:50:25 PM

Here's something that would probably be banned from tournament use: an ability that lets a Pokemon use two moves during its turn a la the Beast Eye passive skill from Devil Survivor.

AgentKirin <REDACTED> Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Feb 13th 2019 at 2:48:16 PM

[up]Using the same move twice has already been done with Mega Kangaskhan's ability, although that one's still somewhat balanced since the second hit is less powerful, and using it takes up the Mega slot. Using two different moves in one turn, though, runs into the technical complication of selecting both moves for the turn. Perhaps the game might select the second move for you (either randomly, or using the AI to determine the "best" move)?

Even an ability like that could be made less overpowered by adding some requirement to it (like being at or below a certain percentage of HP, or maybe not getting hit before using the second move), or making it a one-off ability, or something like that. I still wouldn't necessarily call that balanced, though.

Forget everything you think you know.
CybranGeneralSturm Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 13th 2019 at 3:15:34 PM

True. Of course, then here would be an ability definitely banned from tournament use: Dragon Eye. This ability would let its user use four different moves in one turn, but only the first move can be chosen manually (other moves are selected at random) and it would be exclusive to legendary Pokemon.

Edited by CybranGeneralSturm on Feb 13th 2019 at 3:21:47 AM

AgentKirin <REDACTED> Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
<REDACTED>
Feb 13th 2019 at 5:00:12 PM

[up]That'd be OP even by Legendary standards.

Forget everything you think you know.
CybranGeneralSturm Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 13th 2019 at 5:15:02 PM

Indeed it would.

Onto something different, I wonder what a hypothetical sequel to Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness will be called now? If it uses Gen VI Pokemon and has Yveltal as a Shadow Pokemon, it could possibly be called Pokemon XD2: Wings of Annihilation.

Edited by CybranGeneralSturm on Feb 13th 2019 at 5:15:49 AM

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Feb 13th 2019 at 5:21:07 PM

Given that XD is already the sequel to a game called Pokémon Colisseum, a hypothetical sequel would probably have a different name entirely.

Trip hellp from the land of the lost horizon
hellp
Feb 13th 2019 at 5:27:08 PM

to this day i hate gale of darkness' name because it looks like a 2008 emoji

WORLD'S GONE INSANE

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