Friday, October 11, 2013

Pokemon Team Countdown #1

Art by Ken Sugimori
And now, with only hours away from the US release, I give you my number one. Charizard! Truly a favorite among many trainers, and certainly mine.

When I was thirteen the original red/blue versions of pokemon were released. I instantly fell in love with the games, and a pokemon by the name Charizard. On the cover of my game was this dragon looking beast, and I being in love with dragons had to have it. Now for years I have used Charizard on my team, fought many battles. We've won and lost, but we continue to move forward and stay strong.

For GenVI I plan on breeding a new team of these pokemon I have shared with you these past days, to take them with me from level one.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pokemon Team Countdown #2

Art by Ken Sugimori
We are so close we can practically taste it, how does it taste? Perhaps electrifying, as my second in command is Jolteon! (A horrible segue, but it got us here) This spiked, feral pokemon is, in my opinion, the cream of the crop of electric pokemon.

Fast and a powerful Sp.attack stat, my Spike has come through for me time and again. His nickname not only comes from his spiked fur, but also it is my Grandfather's nickname. My favorite of electric pokemon, I have and always will use Spike on my team. Together we have trampled through champions, and even several Dragonite. Though he is not the first Spike, and might not be the last.

I don't really view breeding as replacing them, more like resetting them, or making them more powerful. Yes it might be a "different" pokemon, but because it is a game I can view it the way I want.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pokemon Team Countdown #3

Art by Ken Sugimori
Only three days left, and today we have a look at Scyther! This praying mantis, ninja of a pokemon is a force to be reckoned with.

I owe a lot of my pokemon captures to this guy, Nine, giving him false swipe was a fantastic idea. His name comes from the fact he is the ninth scyther I have bred, and yes I plan to breed him again. I get a feeling of triumph from the reactions on peoples faces, when I tell them how much I have worked with this pokemon.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pokemon Team Countdown #4

Art by Ken Sugimori
Coming in fourth is the pseudo-legendary pokemon Tyranitar! This rock/dark pokemon is among the strongest of rock types. Its physical attack power is staggering.

As a huge fan of Godzilla/Gojira, I felt it was required of me to have a place for Tyranitar on my team. I gave her the nickname Jade, which has to do with luck, as well as hope and other strong properties related to the gemstone. As I think back on our adventures, she really has been the heart of my team. I can't wait to continue our adventures through Kalos and beyond.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pokemon Team Countdown #5

Art by Ken Sugimori
Next up in our countdown is Flygon! A dragon/ground type with a strong attack stat, complete with a few immunities and resistances.

I fell in love with this pokemon the first moment I saw it, how could I resist a dragonfly pokemon. My Terra is a power house, a staple part of my team. She has been through a few champions, and I always use her when going into the battle subway.

Her quirky nature might not raise any stat faster, but at level 87 with a 244 attack and 251 speed, I am very happy with the results.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pokemon Team Countdown #6

Art by Ken Sugimori
Starting our countdown is Golduck! Pure water type with some versatile capabilities like being able to learn Psychic type moves. Golduck is also gifted with a higher speed and sp.attack stat, compared with some other pure water pokemon. I have put a lot of breeding and training time into my Golduck, and I am very happy with the results, but I am not done.

Given the name Nightwing, inspired by the hero of the same name, his fathers name was Darkwing. Though as I stated, I am not done with breeding a power house of a Golduck. Nightwing is really the only one on my team that I settled with on natures, and stats. Though not what they could be, I was happy with the results at the time. He has, on numerous occasions, pulled me through some tough situations.

Golduck has to be my favorite water type, though with X/Y coming I am probably going to place him on reserve and bring in Froakie. We have been through a lot, three champions, battle subway, it will be hard to have him warming the bench. But we will see, Froakie might not live up to my expectations.

Until next time.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pokemon X & Y approaching!

As we near the launch of the new generation of Pokemon, my excitement grows more and more.
With every news announcement I am ecstatic at the advancements, new features, and of course new monsters. Such as these recently announced Mega Evolutions of Charizard.

 The one on the left is exclusive to the X version of the game, and will be Fire/Dragon type.
While the one on the right will be exclusive to Y, and will retain its original type of Fire/Flying.

I have decided that starting on the 6th, counting down to the release of the games. I will be posting my current team, one member per day starting from the bottom and working to my most favorite. Sharing some experiences I have had with them, their bio, and maybe a little on why I use them. Though why I use them is simply because they are some of my most favorite.

I hope you are excited for the new generation, and I hope to hear from you in the comments. Share your Pokemon stories, team, etc.

Keep Geeking.