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Pokemon! Kanto starters and mega evolutions! O_O

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 4, 2013, 4:51 AM
Hey guys long time no see! I get my internet back today. It's been a long week but I'm back feeling refreshed!

In more exciting news, anyone else see today's Pokemon Direct?! :D

So pumped!
Not only do you get your X & Y starter, but the professor gives you ONE OF THE KANTO STARTERS TOO! <3


And even more exciting, the Kanto starters have MEGA-EVOLUTIONS.





Daaaamn! I was skeptical about mega-evolutions for quite some time. And unsure how they would handle designs of the original starters, ones that a lot of us hold dear to us. But I'm pleasantly surprised with how cool these look! They stay true to the original design and not change it beyond recognition. But they add some awesome features that really make them look badass.

And before I get gen-wunners on my tail with how this sucks, consider something.
Including the original Pokemon in new games is not necessary.  
If Nintendo just wanted to sell games to kids, they would advertise all the shiny new Pokemon and features.
But the fact that they've been going back to their roots and including some of the most beloved Pokemon of the older fans is something really amazing. They KNOW there are many loyal fans to the series.
This is them giving something back. A homage to the first time we picked our starters.
They're really looking out for the older fans, and I'm loving it.

Whether or not those designs are for you is your opinion.
I understand that you can't be expected to like every little thing!
However I just hope you all can see just how important it is that Pokemon respects its roots and is really playing up the nostalgia for us first gen players.

So, what do you guys think? What mega-evolution would you like to see?
(Personally I'd like to see Gyarados with a Chinese dragon-stlye design. Maybe little arms and big-ass horns!)



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:iconmoonfur323:
Moonfur323 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist
*flails* OMG THIS IS EPIC! I thought it would really suck but WOAH was i WRONG! By the way i'm confused...is this on new games or can you use ones like Soulsilver version DS game and get these? I wanna see Typhlosion :3 But im just confuzzed...maybe my cat's fluffiness made my brain flail around and pass out...idk XD
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha no. it's exclusive to gen 6/ Pokemon X and Y only. ;v; But yeah, it's pretty cool!
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Moonfur323 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
oh okay thanks for the info though ^^
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emiemi345 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just now realized they showed a new Pokemon in the Direct www.serebii.net/direct98.jpg =P
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I KNOW RIGHT?
It's sooo cute ;v;
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Thiefswipe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Writer

Venasaur barely changed, but for the flower on its head, and blastoise just got extra guns, but Charizard looks sleek, fast and insanely badass now.

 

Is anyone not going to pick Charizard? XD

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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha I know right? He's always portrayed as kinda chubby, so this new design looks awesome!
Venusaur's little flower is so adorable though haha.

And yeah, he's the obvious favourite so far xD
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Aeixel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you posted this journal, I would've forgotten to check for updates on the game had it not been in my inbox.. :XD: Nonetheless, I was so worried that they would mess up the Gen 1 starters, glad to see designs that I am actually fond of.. More incentive to get that shiny Charizarder.. I had to take a break from soft-resetting my FireRed.. >.> Mega Absol is epic as well, it has wings! :heart: Nonetheless, choosing between Fennekin and Charmander is going to be difficult now..
In other news, did you see the 2DS that Nintendo is planning on releasing the same day as X and Y? I thought it was a joke at first..
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, glad it helped ya!

And yesss, I'm so excited for all these things ;v;

And YES ughh...I'm not a big fan of it ;~;
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Aeixel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Charizard - Didn't see that typo..
Yeah, it's a shame they'll probably do some bundles with it to lure people into buying.. I just don't see the point of buying a 2DS over a 3DS.. >.>
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Wi-wa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like how they're implementing the mega-evolutions too. I heard they were just going to be in-battle things or something? Like, they change back to normal after the battle or something
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know right!

And that's right. Kinda like Pokemon super-saiyans.
They return to normal after haha.
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SARAyoung Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
omg!!!!!!!!!!!!! can you send me a link to were you found this !!!
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sure thing!
All of today's info can be found here: www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

Serebii is an excellent site for Pokemon info and news! They usually have updates within moments of news being released~
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SARAyoung Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
oh thank you sooo much!!
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Zephyrift Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Artist
That's awesome! SOOOO looking forward, now!

I'd like to see Gyarados as well. Maybe Dragonite....the eeveelutions too?
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yesss that'd be so cool ;v;
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Zephyrift Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Artist
Yeah, I think so.
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X-Obsession Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow, I love all of their Mega-evolutions! AHHHH, now I need to choose only one of these three. But I love them all! Well, I am a huge Venusaur fan so maybe I'll start with Bulbasaur. But they all look so great, it's going to be hard to choose just one!
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I KNOW! I like them all, I think I may have to negotiate some trades with friends x3
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X-Obsession Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, maybe I should consider that as well!
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emiemi345 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO. FUCKING. PUMPED.
I saw the Direct and it was awesome! I should have guessed that Mega Blastoise would be getting cannon upgrades :XD:
I didn't think Venusaur could get any better either, but when they showed the Mega I kept saying "oh my god" out loud! Kinda weird it gets Thick Fat, but that does get rid of Fire's 2x =P
Only thing that bothers me though is that we're gonna have to pay to transfer Pokes from previous games :(
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I KNOWWW OH MAN. All the additional changes are so good and useful!

And yeah, that sucks major ass. Hoping for more updates on that :I
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Did i hear you right two starters in the Beginning of the game! :)
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know! Isn't it awesome :D
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Silvolf Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been a fan since the very beginning and I love this!! I can't wait to have my Charizard in mega form :D
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, same! Glad to see the originals getting some love~
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WolfDragonOmega Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
They are much better than the blazeken design.
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:iconkageyoake:
Kageyoake Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
MEGA CHARIZAAAAARD
And I was going to get Chespin anyway SO IT ALL WORKS OUT NICELY

...wait wait wait do we get our Gen 1 at the start of the game?! :O
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YES perfect! ;v;

And yes, I think so :la:
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Kageyoake Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
CHEEEESPIIIIIIIN

SQUEEEEEEEEEE
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FatalToBeLucky13 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I......am....buying......this......game!!!!!
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YESSSSSSSS you won't regret it
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fadeddragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I think It will be a choice between the Kalos or Kanto starters since it would be a little overpowered to hand you 2 good Pokemon at the begging of your journey but either way I stopped caring when I found out I could have Charizard as my starter again, as well as it getting a new mega form.

These mega forms just look really frickin cool. Venusaur has been turned into a walking jungle with an ability that makes it take normal damage from 2 of it's most dangerous weaknesses. Charizard looks much more sleek while gain drought, an ability that is a godsend to this Pokemon since it boosts fire attacks, reduces water attack, and makes solarbeam an instant attack to help deal with water and rock types. And Blastoise has went from turtle with shoulder canons to turtle shaped mech with it's new Mega launcher ability.

I have no complaints about any of these things.
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well we're still waiting for the official word to come out, however in the direct video it claimed that you do not get your Kalos starter from the professor like originally thought, but a friend character.. and it's the professor who gives you the Kanto starter.
I see where you're coming from about possibly being overpowered, but hey maybe we can hope they'll make the beginning of the games and the gyms a little more challenging? :> Or MAYBE you don't get the Kanto starters until further in the game, like in HG/SS. After you beat the elite four. Who knows! Still freakin cool, otherwise.

And you said it, the additional abilities are freakin sweet and will put a more interesting spin on competitive battling. October's gonna be awesome!
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fadeddragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I'd personally like it better if oyu could get a Kanto starter earlier in the game so I could use it as my main Pokemon. Though if they gave both and made the first few gyms a bit harder because of it I wouldn't complain.
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Synthetic--Ecstasy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE the Charizard one. ;u;
But I'd love to see a mega Houndour or Nidoking
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Same!
OH MAN those'd be awesome!

I'm not too sure, but it was implied that all/most Pokemon will have a mega-evolution (at least ones that are fully formed)
Just speculation at the minute though!
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PuddingzWolf Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Digital Artist
CHARIZAAARD
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
IS AWESOMMMMEEE
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PuddingzWolf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Digital Artist
yeaaaaaah!!!!
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FlyingGuardianFish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They look PUMPED up 0___o god I love the Charizard. 
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know right? So amaze
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FlyingGuardianFish Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: have you seen what thejwittz has done on youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYZ3SQ…, its on the mega forms. Its a short video but its quite interesting to watch
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah! I love his videos, he gets so much information packed into em :D
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FlyingGuardianFish Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, he has done a life story on himself, its very interesting to watch.

I would personally keep checking his videos on updates :aww: 
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:icontaluns:
Taluns Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, was that the Draw My Life thing?

And yup! I'm subscribed to him :D
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FlyingGuardianFish Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes you are correct :aww: there are a few others who have done. Its most interesting 

I don't have a youtube account, not really any point for myself. I only browse youtube 
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah they look pretty cool.
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