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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #240 on: August 05, 2006, 07:59:58 am »

Argh! Why, Gamefreak, why!? :(

They look kind of cool
I disagree. The starters seem to have been getting progressively more lame-looking with each installment, and it looks to me as though the Diamond/Pearl generation is going to be no exception.

A flaming monkey? WTF? But it is good to see them following the whole "we can make anything look like a grass type by putting a leaf on its head" tradition.

Seriously, these are some of the ****tiest-looking Pokemon since Luvdisc. Except for the penguin, but only because a penguin pokemon seems like a good idea and I'm hoping its evolutions will look better.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #241 on: August 05, 2006, 10:27:05 am »
Well, that's disappointing.  Though I do like the designs, it'd have been nice to have had something different to begin with.  Oh well.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #242 on: August 05, 2006, 10:33:55 am »
I'm kind of dissapointed too. They aren't too bad, but they're just OK. You have to give props to the penguin though.

Anyways, you can call me crazy, but isn't there a possibility that there will be two, or possibly even more, starter packs? That would be awesome, though I'm not sure how it would work, or how other people would react.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #243 on: August 05, 2006, 10:40:14 am »
I'm holding out hope that Diamond will have one set of starters and Pearl will have another.  It's not likely, really, but I'd be deeply happy about it.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #244 on: August 05, 2006, 01:32:12 pm »
No suprises. I kinda like the stick-a-leaf-on-its-head-and-dye-it-green method, personally. BUT THE MONKEY IS ****ED UP! I love the other two.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #245 on: August 05, 2006, 02:08:50 pm »
Ah-HAH! Nuts to you, Dark-type!

Pity these starter actually look worse than the fake set.

Except the penguin. The penguin is the shizzle.
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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #246 on: August 05, 2006, 03:18:20 pm »
Anyways, you can call me crazy, but isn't there a possibility that there will be two, or possibly even more, starter packs? That would be awesome, though I'm not sure how it would work, or how other people would react.

Way back between ryb and gcs, I had (or read, don't remember) a similar idea. This was before Jhoto was announced, and the idea was that you could start in any city you wanted and the starters would change to reflect the pokemon local to the area. This seemed to make sense, because surely not every kid made the treck to Pallet town for their first pokemon? And the order you tackle the badges would change as well, using your original town as a starting point. I actually think this would be a cool idea, and not completely impossible from a programming stand point. But it is a lot more work from a gym balance stand point, as it would have to be re balanced for each possible play through.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #247 on: August 05, 2006, 05:07:41 pm »
Hold on...



Where is that fire coming from?  :-\

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #248 on: August 05, 2006, 05:22:51 pm »
he's had chilli for tea. Does anyone else find that penguin annoyingly cute?

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #249 on: August 05, 2006, 10:42:23 pm »
Hold on...



Where is that fire coming from?  :-\

Should be ok if it evolves into some kind of badass gorrila.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #250 on: August 06, 2006, 12:08:16 am »
Ah-HAH! Nuts to you, Dark-type!

Pity these starter actually look worse than the fake set.

Except the penguin. The penguin is the shizzle.

Wouldn't try and sound cocky just yet.  There's still the fact one of the developers on the official website kept dropping hints about the starters being different types.  I can't believe any company would do that for no reason, least of all Nintendo.

Also, the penguins name in Japanese means "Rookie Fighter".  There's still a good chance they're dual typed.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #251 on: August 06, 2006, 06:33:40 am »
But it is good to see them following the whole "we can make anything look like a grass type by putting a leaf on its head" tradition.

NO! what you fail to realize is that they put TWO LEAVES on its head!

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #252 on: August 06, 2006, 01:09:57 pm »
Ah-HAH! Nuts to you, Dark-type!

Pity these starter actually look worse than the fake set.

Except the penguin. The penguin is the shizzle.

Wouldn't try and sound cocky just yet.  There's still the fact one of the developers on the official website kept dropping hints about the starters being different types.  I can't believe any company would do that for no reason, least of all Nintendo.

Also, the penguins name in Japanese means "Rookie Fighter".  There's still a good chance they're dual typed.

Well that would tie everything up neatly, wouldn't it? You could have a badassed Fire/Dark Ape and a Grass/Psychic Tortoise.

Which is odd, because that's the only way of combining the two triangles where every combination is already a Pokemon: Poliwrath, Houndoom, and Eggsecute respectively.

We shall see
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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #253 on: August 06, 2006, 03:26:37 pm »
Hold on...



Where is that fire coming from?  :-\

I just assumed it was a tail... I guess I was wrong, and thank you for disturbing me.
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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #254 on: August 06, 2006, 06:01:10 pm »
Why can't it be a Fire/Psycic and dark/grass granted we already have dark/grass in Shiftry and i think Cacturn but fire Psycic I think is new. Anyway they may not gain there deul types until later evoltions Torchic doesn't duel type to a fighting pokemon unil after the 1st evo.