Yo so what are you guys hoping for the galar formes of the legendary bird trio?
Personally, I'm actually hoping Articuno and Moltres drop their Ice and Fire typings respectively. Moltres actually might be sorta ok with Dynamax now a days, but the typings just do NOT gel well with Flying otherwise, and I think Moltres in particular will struggle to compete with Charizard and Volcarona, so I view these galar formes as a second chance of sorts for Articuno and Moltres.
I sorta want Articuno to be Steel / Flying actually. Yes, thats the same typing as Corviknight, but I think it can differnciate itself from Corviknight by being a Special Attacking variant, especially if Celesteela doesn't come back. Plus, if its like Galarian Darmanitan, it could have access to Ice-type attacks, which honestly sounds GREAT for that typing when Landorus-T and Garchomp come back!
As for Moltres... as an Ubers fan, I'm sorta hoping it becomes Yveltal junior with a Dark / Flying typing. It's an excellent typing, its just that Mandibuzz focuses purely on defense, while Honchkrow if that comes back is fairly frail. Having a decently bulky Dark / Flying with good power and maybe Will-O-Wisp like Moltres would make it have the potential to be pretty damn good!
As for Zapdos, honestly Zapdos is the only legendary bird that's been damn good in most games, so I don't think Galarian Zapdos needs to redeem Kantoian Zapdos like the other two imo, so I'm not really sure what I want beyond "make it different than Zapdos" lol.
Galarian Articuno - Psychic/Flying
Galarian Zapdos - Fighting/Flying
Galarian Moltres - Dark/Flying or Ghost/Flying
If it is Dark Flying we will have the spiritual successors of our legendary Psychic Fighting Dark Trio:
(Ignore the Gen 6 starters, those were only secondary typings)
Also, the laser thing looks like an ice beam.
Yes this is highly likely too and would be my next best guess, though i think they'll keep their flying types. I'm 60/40 on it. But I'm almost sure it's going to be some combination with psychic, fighting and dark. Maaaybe ghost instead of dark but more likely dark.
Well, it is the same in English, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. Artic, Zap and Molten, with the spanish names for 1, 2 and 3.
Is there any bird Pokemon thats clearly a bird without Flying type?
French names are so fun.
There is a technical loophole around that, these three Galarian birds can have a variation of the Refrigerate/Areialiate/Pixilate ability as their ability for Fire/Ice/Thunder moves and still be Psychic/Flying, Dark/Flying and Fighting/Flying.
Sulfura is due to Sulfur, the element that makes volcanoes smell like they do, I suppose it has a similar name in French.
Not that I know of. Delibird and Doduo/Dotrio are flying but their real life counterparts can't fly.
I wonder if they're testing the waters with these expansions for a fully open-world Pokémon title in the future. The choice to have the entire islands be open like the Wild Area but with caves, buildings and towns is a far cry from the Wild Area, which is, really, just a big open route connecting two cities.
some AO would do wonders here. as well as some damn shadows cause these characters are fucking floating. this is some 360 shit here
Not necessarily fully open world but basically like DQ11 is my guess, multiple areas like these + open cities and townsI wonder if they're testing the waters with these expansions for a fully open-world Pokémon title in the future. The choice to have the entire islands be open like the Wild Area but with caves, buildings and towns is a far cry from the Wild Area, which is, really, just a big open route connecting two cities.
All of the footage looks pretty unpolished, but the Regi temple looks straight up unfinished. Crown doesn't come out for almost a year, so hopefully it looks better when it releases.
It's definitely gonna be just more wild area-tier stuff, I don't think it's gonna be some big shake up to the game or anything, just a vehicle for more content.
These new areas are already better because we know they have actual buildings in them, and actual caves/hidden passages instead of being just a field. And the new explorable dens are quite a big upgrade even if we have yet to see how they work
Don't get me wrong I think there's gonna be plenty of fun to have in it. I'm excited, I just don't expect it to be anything that turns around the folks who disliked Sw/Sh's stuff.