Friday, August 27, 2010
New Pokémon and a New Series
Moving from left to right, we have Shikijika (the small deer). It's a normal/grass type that has different color schemes depending on which season you catch it. It can have a new ability, Herbivore, which boosts it's Attack when hit with a grass move. It seems to be an interesting pokémon, and it's nice to see a new unique type combo.
Next there is Swana, the swan pokémon. It seems pretty standard, as it represents the 5th gen Water/Flying type. Each gen has had one. Red/Blue/Yellow had Gyarados, Gold/Silver/Crystal had Mantine, Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald had Wingull and Pelipper, and Diamond/Pearl/Platinum had Mantyke. At the moment, it is one of the ones I care the least for.
Above Swana is Mamanbou which looks like it may be an evolution of Luvdisc. Gamefreak has already said that we won't be able to catch older gen pokémon until we beat the game, so it's possible Mamanbou won't be obtainable until after beating the Elite Four. The design is a little wierd, but it does look more like a fish than Luvdisc.
The mole pokémon, Moguryu, is an interesting new ground type that has two new abilities. One ability boosts the power of Moguryu's Steel, Rock, and Ground moves the other speeds it up in Sandstorms. We also know it has an evolution, which we don't have a good picture for. I can tell you this much, it looks like it's arms and head come together to look like a big drill.
The new bug pokémon is Kurumiru, and is grass/bug type obviously. Not much stands out about this guy yet but it'll probably be this generation's Weedle/Caterpire/Wurple/Kricketot. It can either have the Swarm or Chlorophyll as it's ability.
Gigaiasu it the large rock pokémon covered in crystals. It's really stoaked about this guy, since it looks so cool. It has the Study ability, which will be getting an upgrade in Black and White. In the current games, Study will only protect you from attacks like Fissure which always one hit ko. In Black and White, Study will protect the pokémon from being one hit ko period. For example, if your rock pokémon gets hit by a powerful water move it would probably get ko'd automatically... but if your pokémon has Sturdy it will survive with one HP like a built in Focus Sash.