I don’t know if it’s because I ended up blocking a dozen or so people on Twitter, but it feel like, since the release of Isle of Armor, the heat on the Pokemon franchise has cooled off a little. Those #bringbackthenationaldex people are still there, but I feel like they’re just brainlessly parroting themselves at this point rather than actually thinking they’re getting somewhere with their comment spam.
Rather than just being laser focused on that one issue with the mainline Pokemon games, I’ve started to see the criticism broaden out into a more “normal” series of complaints. In which everyone wants their pet demand fulfilled. One of the most common, and one I can’t disagree with being the return of Mega Evolution.
I’m going to apologise in advance for stealing more ideas from Pinkie of Pinkie’s Paradise, a series I’d highly recommend you read through. I’ve been super intrigued by her lists of her favourite Pokemon of each typing, something I wanted to so something similar to myself. However, I’m not sure I could meet her sheer word count when it comes to talking about individual Pokemon.
So instead I’m going to rank my actual favourite Pokemon types overall, from least favourite to mostest favourite. And then list my top three favourite Pokemon of each type at the same time. If I have three I feel strongly enough to list them anyway. When it comes to my justification for classifying one Pokemon in a particular type over another, I’m going to say it’s pretty arbitrary. Mostly trying to go for primary typings and/or the type that represents that particular Pokemon best.
Will I cheat and break that rule? Almost absolutely, but I’ll let you decide that totally invalidates this list or not.
I’m going to tempt fate and say that we’re about close enough to the release of Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles that we pretty much know what we’re going to be getting on day one. Well, we don’t know how much we’re going to have to pay for them just yet, but for the sake of argument, let’s say the price isn’t going to be a factor in the following rant. With everything we do know, I don’t think either of the major console makes have done a good enough job on selling their new platforms whatsoever.