Could The Possible Movement Of The Main ‘Pokemon’ Series To The Nintendo Switch Be Hinting At Nintendo’s 3DS Final Days?

The Nintendo Switch has finally released in North America and other parts of the world with record sells beating its previous predecessor Wii U sales for launch. For now it seems that Nintendo is seeing the fruit of their crop so to say.

Although the Nintendo Switch’s sales look promising at 1.5 million units sold world wide according to a Superdata report covered by Polygon , the Nintendo Switch Conference back in mid January received some criticisms of Nintendo’s 2017 titles and third party support to come to the Switch console. Some are finding the first year’s line up somewhat bland other than the popular Legend Of Zelda and Mario franchises.

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In an interview with TIME , Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America responded in regards to future titles by saying,

I can say that our pipeline is quite robust, in what we are working on and that we will deliver next year and early into the year after that. We have that visibility in our pipeline.


It seems that future titles and some third party support will be paced throughout the console’s lifetime, one of them being the mysterious Pokemon game code named Pokemon Stars.

Laura Kate Dale a video game reporter revealed through a Reddit AMA that Pokemon Stars game like that of Pokemon Sun and Moon is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch. It would be a first main series game to ever make it to one of Nintendo’s home consoles. The game will include at least 20 new Pokemon and continue the adventure in the Alola region. The main Pokemon series has always been exclusive to Nintendo’s handheld hardware. With that being said, it brings up a question about the future of the current 3DS handheld hardware line.

Is it possible that the movement of Nintendo’s biggest franchise like Pokemon be hinting at the 3DS’ final days?

In looking at Nintendo’s Top 3 selling handheld titles, it paints a picture of the possibility that the 3DS may be on its last leg. In a Nintendo 2016 year report on Gamespot the top selling tiles were Pokemon X and Y at number one, Mario Kart 7 at number two, and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at the number three spot.

Pokemon being a best selling game on the handheld hardware could be a big hint that its movement to the Nintendo Switch console may be getting all those handheld owners ready to finally say goodbye to the 3DS family. It is important to note that the same report list other top selling games which were not exclusive to the handheld and saw more play on the home console like the Mario Kart 7 port, Super Smash Brothers, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time.

Some initial reactions that code name project Pokemon Stars will be a potential main series title on the Nintendo Switch has a mix of emotions from fans uncomfortable with the idea of purchasing a Nintendo Switch while others applaud the potential to see their beloved Pokemon run on the unreal engine hardware capable of pushing the series to new graphical possibilities. As is, the new Pokemon Sun and Moon games already push the limits of the 3DS with some players seeing some lag and graphical inconsistencies. What are your thoughts on the matter?

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Are Trials Better Gyms?

With the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon in less than a week away, we will all be experiencing one of the major changes in the series. Gyms seem to be non-existent in the Alola region.

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Feel Guilty No More: ‘Pokemon’ ‘Sun’ and ‘Moon’ Ends PC Asylum

The Pokemon Company has released a new Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer showcasing new Pokémon, playable demo, the return of some old features and so much more!

Out of all the information presented, Poke Pelago stands tall as a game changing feature.

  • What is Poke Pelago you ask?

It’s a pokemon paradise that is comprised of different Isles that focus on developing your bond with pokemon, training, and collecting rare items.

Why Is Poke Pelago A Game Changer?

As it always has been, there is the unfortunate depositing of hundreds of pokemon into the PC as one progresses through a pokemon game. The pack only allows for 6 pokemon and most of the time only 5 because a slot always goes to that special first starter that most can’t ever imagine depositing into the PC on the first play through of the game. Poke Pelago seems to be the perfect solution to the PC prison that will have an exciting new fresh take on old features.


Feel Guilty No More, Poke Pelago Is Here!

Feel guilty no more. In Pokemon Sun and Moon, no longer will Pokemon rot away in a PC prison like it has in the past.

PC Pokemon can now enjoy the Poke Pelago paradise which consist of different Isle respectively known as Isle Abeens, Isle Aphun, Isle Evelup, and one unnamed island that did not get highlighted in the trailer. It seems that with this introduction, the Pokemon company has finally changed the formula to keep our poke-pals happier rather than be imprisoned in pokeballs until a trainer decides to make use of them-if ever.

Poke Pelago Isles
Poke Pelago Isles

Poke Pelago will allow Pokemon in the PC to gain experience, find treasures, increase stats and so much more. Here is a breakdown of each of the isle and what we know so far about this much needed feature.

Isle Abeens

In Isle Abeens, Pokemon from the PC work together to collect Pokebeans which are the equivalent of the previous food item Pokepuffs from Pokemon X and Y and Omega Rubyand Alpha Sapphire. As your pokemon collect beans, the Pokemon website states that apparently “visiting pokemon may sometimes choose to join your party”. In this instance visiting pokemon meaning wild pokemon. It suggest that as your pokemon collect beans they will gain aid from wild pokemon interested in the activity. Once a visiting Pokemon’s message bubble displays a heart icon, it increases the chances of that pokemon to join the party.

Give your Pokemon Tender, Care, and Love and wild pokemon will join you!
Give your Pokemon Tender, Care, and Love and wild pokemon will join you!

It seems that Pokemon has really been working on the importance of building a bond and strong relationships with pokemon. The Isle of Abeens is a feature that seeks to foster and present these ideals perfectly by treating your pokemon well through games and attracting pokemon that see your potential to be a pokemon trainer that they want to become friends with.

Isle Aphun

In Isle Aphun, your pokemon work together and explore a cave in search of treasure. In what has been revealed, some of these treasures can include evolutionary stones. An interesting description found on the official Pokemon Sun and Moon websites says that,“once you develop it (Isle Aphun), you may be able to obtain valuable items.” This is still unclear in a sense because it can be understood as upgrading an Isle or discovering an Isle.

Search Isle Aphun Caves for rare treasure
Search Isle Aphun Caves for rare treasure

It perhaps means that a player may initially only start with one or two Isles to get the ball rolling and the more the Isle are utilized by your pokemon; the more of the likelyhood of unlocking new Isles and new items

Isle Evelup

In this Isle it seems that pokemon spend time training and growing their levels. Furthermore, Mohn, the caretaker of the Poke Pelago Isle sales stat and experience boosting drinks that increase your pokemon stats and experience depending on the drink purchased.

The smoothie drink seem to be work like that of the stat boosting items from previous installments such as HP Up, Protein, Carbos, and so on. Because the Isle shows that more than one pokemon can inhabit the Isle at any given time, it’s still not clear as to whether or not one drink affects the whole Isle or if a player has the option of giving the smoothie to a particular pokemon.

Purchase Stat and EXP boosting drinks for your Pokemon to help them grow in strength
Purchase Stat and EXP boosting drinks for your Pokemon to help them grow in strength

This Isle’s function resembles the previous Super Training feature from Pokemon X andY and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Super training focused on playing mini games to boost a certain stat with the ability to add stat boosting punching bags to increase the amount of a boost given to a particular stat.


Is Love In The Air In Poke Pelago?

Lastly there is an unknown Isle with waterfall characteristics that was unfortunately not highlighted in the trailer. As to what the Isle focuses on is still unclear but it can be inferred that because of how the other isles are set-up to use your PC pokemon, it will most likely be set-up in the same manner.

In taking a wild guess, maybe the Isle could be a Breeding Isle where pokemon can be paired or find partners to breed for pokemon eggs. There is no concrete evidence but because the Isle seem to take some old features that involve pokemon doing some sort of activity, a daycare Isle may make sense to the overall theme of building relationships and taking care of pokemon.

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“The Great Alliance” – Pokemon XYZ EP. 41 Review

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By Alberto Martinez (PokemonBreederBertii)

The Team Flare Arc still continues with Pokemon XYZ EP. 41 titled, “Attack on Miare Gym! Citroid Forever!!” The following is a review of the episode and if you have yet to see the episode then SPOILER WARNING (Full Episode on YouTube)

The review of this episode is divided into the following sections The Pokemon Battles, Top Moments, Soundtrack, and Overall Episode.

The Pokemon Battle

The episode begins with Satoshi and Alain counterattacking Lysander in a Pokémon battle against Mega Gyrados and Pyroar. Meanwhile Bonnie & Blaziken Mask are hot on the tail of Zygarde to try and knock it back to its senses. Clemont and his trusty Clembot are in search of the megalith blaster in Prism tower to find themselves fighting off a Team Flare Top Admin. As for Marin, Professor Sycamore, Serena, and Team Rocket while on route to rescue Marin’s Chespin, they too are met with Team Flare. Luckily, they are quickly aided by a surprising old familiar ally which in my opinion enriched the entire episode and boosted the emotional tension that Kalos is not alone in their time of need. I feel that what made the battles so great were the emotion and intent behind the battle. Indeed the battle is to stop Team Flare, but it was more about the safety of Kalos and its citizens. It definitely gave the vibes of the unity that all the characters have to come to one common goal; save Kalos, save the Pokémon world.

Top Moments

This eThe Great Alliance Puni-Chan Song.PNGpisode like the past few had emotional moments, but I will say that this episode can really pull at your heart even tighter than previous episodes. If you are a crier such as myself, then you will definitely find a couple of tear-jerking moments. One of those moments would definitely have to be Bonnie and Puni-chan’s (Zygarde) friendship song. Bonnie burst into tears and sings her Puni-chan song to remind Zygarde that she is with it and that it needs to snap out of its evil trance. The moment is furtherly strengthen with emotion when Blaziken Mask (Meyer) snatches Bonnie as Puni-chan-Zygarde seemingly attacks in her direction. As she is being held from safety, she reaches for Puni-chan and sings louder with tears rolling down her cheeks to show her affection for Puni-chan. This exchange really burns into your mind as you watch.

 

the-great-alliance-clembot-diesOne other moment like that of Bonnie’s, is her brother Clemont as he is forced to say goodbye to Clembot. Clembot is Clemont’s trusty human like robot invention that he poured his heart and soul into when he attended the gifted academy. As Clemont kept Team Flare at bay, Clembot was busy shutting down the megalith blaster mechanism and in its effort to do so, found that the only solution was to sacrifice itself in the process. The emotion of the scene goes even further as Clembot has to explain to Clemont that he must be the one initiate the command to finish disabling the machine. Clemont tries to reason out other possibilities, but with no time, Clembot chose to do what it felt was best for Lumiose City.

Now onto top happy moments, there was the surprising arrival of no other than Steven Stone, the Hoenn Champion who comes to the rescue of Sycamore, Serena, Marin, and Team Rocket as their helicopter is attacked by Team Flare grunts. Just when you think that our favorite heroes are in trouble, in comes Steven Stone in fashion as he rides on top of his shiny Mega-Metagross. Steven’s arrival was by far The Johto Press’ favorite scene from this particular episode. Who doesn’t like a character from a previous generation? Steven’s entrance really moves the viewer to root for the safety of Kalos and before I forget to mention his battle scenes were awesome.

One last top moment from the episode is of course, bad ole Team Rocket, up until this episode Team Rocket was keeping up with their disguise as a news crew reporting the events in Lumiose. Throughout most of the previous episode their plan was to reach the lab and then usurp control from Team Flare and put another evil plan in motion; however, they quickly join the fight to stop Team Flare after being attacked. The moment is endearing because to save face, they claim the only reason they are even helping is to not allow the world to belong to no other team that isn’t Team Rocket.

Soundtrack

The music in the episode went on to include a tracks from the Pokemon X & Y game. The song is titled, “An Eternal Prison”.* It is a beautiful emotional song. The song plays in the exact moment that Clemont learns that Clembot can only disable the megalith blaster by destroying his memory and robotic programming software. It drives the song home even more when Clembot’s final words to Clemont are “I am happy, thank you” … “I am glad to have had the opportunity to meet you” and with this Clembot’s final scene shows his body being electrocuted till he ends next to Clemont lying on the floor lifeless.

*Edit: Thank you [NOT] Silver (Cait’s Pig) from PokeAmino for pointing out an error on my original post. The track was indeed An Eternal Prison and not “Kiseki”

Another track in the episode, titled “The Legendary Pokemon Awoken” is played as Satoshi gives his counter speech towards Lysander’s beliefs with a memorable montage of the supporting cast fighting to liberate Lumiose from the grips of Team Flare. It was definitely a powerful scene and I feel that the song choice is just right. In a sense the legendary heroes have awoken to protect Kalos.

Lastly, one of the top moments in the episode also gets the most heart wrenching sorrowful toned version of the usually happy song titled, “Puni-chan no Uta”. The song is meant to be a happy and loving tribute about the friendship that Bonnie and Puni-chan have fostered throughout their time in the series. The song is sang by Bonnie in a more sorrowful tone and acts almost like a sweet lullaby to calm Puni-chan’s Zygarde 50% state in the hopes that it will snap out of its destructive trance. The song works on so many levels such as to show the power of love, pain, and uncertainty in one swoop.

Overall Episode

Overall the episode hit the right marks perfectly and is a stand out entry in the Pokemon XYZ series. I do not believe much more can be said other than the episode did exactly what it intended to do. It gave viewers the emotional story that is going to make the fight for Kalos in the 1 hour 2 episode special more personal to the characters and the viewers of the show rooting for their favorite heroes to persevere and save Kalos.

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IV Breed Exeggcute Pokemon Giveaway

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The Pokemon Community on Twitter and PokeAmino have spoken, the verdict is Exeggutor well more like Exeggcute. Septembers Pokemon Giveaway will be an IV Breed Exeggcute.

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