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Pokemon Gen 8 Discussion Thread of Hopes, Speculation, Expectations, Dreams, Rumors, and More

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Nov 10, 2018
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We're most likely getting a general direct next week yeah, but I doubt we'd see anything pokemon related in it.

That being said, the X/Y and S/M real directs happened within 1-2 weeks of general directs. Two weeks after the general direct is pokemon day which many are speculating will be the reveal date anyways, so here's hoping.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Aardvark pokemon would be awesome.

Also a proper big elephant regular pokemon or legendary. Grass type baobab inspired pokes.

Possibilities are endless.
No kidding! I'd love an elephant starter. So many other possibilities.

Rhinoceros, cheetahs, gazelles, okapis, baboons, etc
 
Oct 31, 2017
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We aren't gonna get Pokemon for a while, even if it feels like forever. I feel like the 27th is too close to the general direct for it to happen, then again Jqnuary 2013 had both in the same month.
 
May 17, 2018
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As long I can keep my tradition of always using the grass starter on the first run, I'm fine with something 'good'.
Chespin and his line almost made me use Froakie.
Grass starters are underappreciated yet they are the most consistently awesome line (until Chestnaught fucked it up).

A sheep starter would make a ton of sense for a UK region. Here's my take on it that will never be made:

Show of some smoke effects in gen 8, gamefreak
This is cool!
But unrealistic because it's not bipedal.
I can keep hoping that GF decides that a quadruped fire starter is worth something.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Pokemon starters are generally a bit more interesting than just elemental animal and have very strong shape design (i dont see a single interesting shape in those). If they ended up being something like that fan mon id be be pretty disappointed.

If we are talking sheep starters, I'm saddened that Flairees will never be an official pokémon.

This on the other hand looks pretty cool. Whys it so angry though?
 
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Oct 28, 2017
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Grass starters are underappreciated yet they are the most consistently awesome line (until Chestnaught fucked it up).
I just couldn't use Quilladin in my game until he evolved, I was very tempted to get that Bulbasaur. I was totally ready to drop my tradition but Rowlet saved the day.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If we are talking sheep starters, I'm saddened that Flairees will never be an official pokémon.

Flairees is cooler than most of their legendaries. Which is to say, this design would never happen for a starter, lol
Lambe is an amazing name for a first form Fire Sheep Pokemon
Original character, do not steal, gamefreak

I got a little greedy with my punsmanship with Swelshear (swell, swelter, sweater, welsh, shear, sear).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Pokemon starters are generally a bit more interesting than just elemental animal and have very strong shape design (i dont see a single interesting shape in those). If they ended up being something like that fan mon id be be pretty disappointed.
My problem with this is that it's not "interesting" enoough. Just kinda feels boring. Tho i guess it's more Gen 1ish.
That's fan art for ya. Just trying to convey the idea (and write pun names), I didn't do any refining or design iteration
 
Nov 5, 2017
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I was thinking an idea for the UK starters is they are loosely based on Legends/stories. Legends/stories which would play a prominent role in the Reigon. The Grass Starter could be based on a Leprechaun mixed with a British Rabbit. The Water Starter could be based on the Loch Ness Monster. I am not sure about the Fire Starter but an idea was have it based on the Minotaur from Greek Legends
 

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Oct 24, 2017
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I was thinking an idea for the UK starters is they are loosely based on Legends/stories. Legends/stories which would play a prominent role in the Reigon. The Grass Starter could be based on a Leprechaun mixed with a British Rabbit. The Water Starter could be based on the Loch Ness Monster. I am not sure about the Fire Starter but an idea was have it based on the Minotaur from Greek Legends
Leprechauns aren't from the UK :P
 
Oct 30, 2017
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I was thinking an idea for the UK starters is they are loosely based on Legends/stories. Legends/stories which would play a prominent role in the Reigon. The Grass Starter could be based on a Leprechaun mixed with a British Rabbit. The Water Starter could be based on the Loch Ness Monster. I am not sure about the Fire Starter but an idea was have it based on the Minotaur from Greek Legends
You could have a Fire starter based on the Welsh dragon.
 
Nov 5, 2017
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You could have a Fire starter based on the Welsh dragon.
That would be cool but if we go by the Zodiac theory, Dragon is used up. But that could be cool. Having the starters being based on Legends from Scotland,Ireland and Wales.

Another starter idea in terms of Legends is one being based on the Black Dog aka the Hound of the Basketvilles. I think it could be a Grass/Dark Pokemon
 
Nov 5, 2017
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That would be cool but if we go by the Zodiac theory, Dragon is used up. But that could be cool. Having the starters being based on Legends from Scotland,Ireland and Wales.

Another starter idea in terms of Legends is one being based on the Black Dog aka the Hound of the Basketvilles. I think it could be a Grass/Dark Pokemon
Dogs are very popular in the UK so having a Dog Starter in the UK would make a lot of sense
 
Oct 27, 2017
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A sheep starter would make a ton of sense for a UK region. Here's my take on it that will never be made:

Show of some smoke effects in gen 8, gamefreak
Is it me or does the final evolution look a bit like baphomet? Fiery goat? Not that this is necessarily an objection, devil goat starter seems kind of awesome.
 
Jun 10, 2018
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I was thinking an idea for the UK starters is they are loosely based on Legends/stories. Legends/stories which would play a prominent role in the Reigon. The Grass Starter could be based on a Leprechaun mixed with a British Rabbit. The Water Starter could be based on the Loch Ness Monster. I am not sure about the Fire Starter but an idea was have it based on the Minotaur from Greek Legends
I thought along these lines of having a Loch Ness Monster based legendary.. but then I read apparently Lapras was loosely based on it and was even going to be called Ness in the in original plans. Also, Amaura was similar-ish...
 
Nov 5, 2017
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I thought along these lines of having a Loch Ness Monster based legendary.. but then I read apparently Lapras was loosely based on it and was even going to be called Ness in the in original plans. Also, Amaura was similar-ish...
I still think they could do something different if they did another Pokémon based on the Loch Ness Monster
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Dogs are very popular in the UK so having a Dog Starter in the UK would make a lot of sense
Again with the Zodiac Theory, we've already had a Dog (Fennekin), Zodiac (Along with the associated pokemon) are as follows.

Rat (Cyndiquil)
Ox
Tiger (Litten)
Rabbit
Dragon (Charmander)
Snake
Horse
Sheep
Monkey (Chimchar)
Rooster (Torchic)
Dog (Fennekin)
Pig (Tepig)

Of course, nothing stopping the grass or water starter possibly being a dog. Snivy line back in Gen 5 was a Snake after all.
 
Nov 5, 2017
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Again with the Zodiac Theory, we've already had a Dog (Fennekin), Zodiac (Along with the associated pokemon) are as follows.

Rat (Cyndiquil)
Ox
Tiger (Litten)
Rabbit
Dragon (Charmander)
Snake
Horse
Sheep
Monkey (Chimchar)
Rooster (Torchic)
Dog (Fennekin)
Pig (Tepig)

Of course, nothing stopping the grass or water starter possibly being a dog. Snivy line back in Gen 5 was a Snake after all.
Yeah if we get a dog starter in the UK, it will likely be a grass type
 
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