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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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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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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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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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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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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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