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While I am mostly a casual user of Bulbapedia for reference, I am a huge fan of community-generated content, especially fan-made games or improving upon exisiting official canon. You can glean some of my ideas in the sections below. If you are programmer sprite artist, or game developer interested in developing a fan-made game, let's collaborate.
Granted, service to the Bulbapedia server, I will intentionally keep this page simple in terms of presentation.
- I am a Bulbapedia user from Florida, USA, aged 24 who has played every gerneration since Gen I. Well, except for Gen V – while I appreciate the plot in BW, that was a poorly conceieved generation overall with a lot of flimsily designed species.
- I am only a fan of the primary canon of Pokémon games.
- I do not support or engage in Poké-shipping.
[Note: In the following section, lower numbers indicate higher preference for that enumerated item.]
- favorite Pokémon:
- 1: Lucario - Has satisfactory Speed and a diverse movepool with exceptional moves for Offense. Dark Pulse and Aura Sphere complete the wonderful package!
- 2: Sceptile - Finally! Here comes a phenomenal Grass-type for speedy Offense.
- 3: Venasaur - Has a diverse movepool with exceptional Support moves.
- 4: Vigoroth
- favorite types:
- 1: Grass - Thankfully, Generation IV was very generous with this type.
- 2: Fighting - Poliwrath, Blaziken (and its carbon copy Infernape), Breloom, Gallade, and Lucario as well as the increased availability of TM31 Brick Break (for Electabuzz, Ampharos, Magmar, various normal types, etc.) in Generation III made this type worthwhile additons to my teams. Alas, if only Donphan and Granbull could join their ranks! (see "IF ONLY, IF ONLY").
- favorite moves:
- 1: Aura Sphere
- 2: Leaf Blade
- 3: Brick Break
- 4: Dark Void
- 5: Fire Punch / Ice Punch / Thunder Punch
Modest Proposals and Musings (All Changes Based on Gen VI)
IF ONLY, IF ONLY: Changes to the Main-Canon Pokénon Games and Species
Note that some of these ideas have already been proposed by fellow Bulbapedia user MAGNEDETH.
Changes to Pokémon Species
- Bulbasaur should only be a Grass-type.
- Nidoran ♂ and ♀ should be classified together as gender differences within the same specie.
- Ninetales should be part Psychic-type or, preferably, part Ghost.
- Psyduck and Golduck should be Water/Psychic.
- Considering Lickitung’s reptilian physiology and the scarcity of Dragon-type Pokémon, Lickitung should be reclassified as a Dragon-type.
- Mega Gyarados should be a Water/Dragon.
- Noctowl should be smaller, reaching a height no greater than 4'.
- Hoppip, Skiploom, and Jumpluff should only be Grass-type Pokémon. All three would have the ability Levitate to make up for the loss of the Flying-type.
- Considering its serpentine physiology (especially when seen as an elaboration on the mythical ‘plumed serpent’ motif) and the scarcity of Dragon-type Pokémon, Dunsparce should be reclassified as a Dragon-type.
- Considering Granbull's brute strength, Granbull should also be considered a Fighting-type-type.
- Considering real-world elephants’ inherent strength and extensive use of their trunks as a powerful extra limb, and Donphan's own robust, heavily padded physique, Donphan (as well as Phanpy) should be reclassified as a Fighting-type.
- Considering that Cacnea and Cacturne are based on desert plants known for their high water-retention ability, Cacnea and Cacturne would have access to the ability Storm Drain as well.
- Granbull now has a choice between the abilities Intimidate or Sheer Force (See Changes to Battle Mechanic section below).
- Ledyba and Ledian should be more oriented towards Attack and should instead have the abilities Swarm or Sap Sipper.
- Trapinch and Vibrava should both be Ground/Bug.
- Gardevoir should be Female only and Kirlia would have major gender differences.
- Glalie should be Male only and have the abilities Ice Body or Solid Rock.
- Litleo and Pyroar now have the abilities Moxie or Justified.
Changes to Pokémon Moves
Changes to Geography in Pokémon Games
- Cinnabar Island should be larger with a volcano on it and walkable routes around the island as well.
- Route 218 should offer a longer path for crossing with HM03 Surf.
Changes to Battle Mechanics
- The Grass-type-type is known now as Botan.
- The Dark-type-type is known now as Umbra.
- The Steel-type-type is known now as Metal.
- The Psychic-type-type is known now as Physic, alluding to the ability to manipulate physical forces as well as physical space and time.
WANTED: Evolutions and 'Pre-Evolutions'
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE: Why Where These Pokémon Created?
I could not help including such a section. I'd appreciate others' input on the propositions in this section.
Generation Reboot: New Type Match-Up Chart
Generation Reboot: List of Pokémon by National Pokédex No
Pokédex also below reflects my suggested changes. Some types have been changed. Some species have been eliminated altogether. Some evolutionary lines have been rearranged.
Kalos (Unova is no more)
- The Snivy evolutionary lines is no longer treated as starters. Pokémon from this family may be caught freely in the wild.
Generation Reboot: Updated Leagues
Sinnoh (Unova is no more)
- In addition to reshuffled or updated Gym Leaders, several changes have happened to the layout and names of cities across the rebooted Sinnoh:
- The player's hometown is now Oreburgh City where Roark is a childhood friend and newly minted Gym Leader.
- Jubilife City has been replaced by Hearthome City. In addition to Alder's new gym, this is also where Professor Rowan now maintains his lab.
- Veilstone City has been replaced by Virbank City, complete with the gasoline processing facilities seen in B2W2 replacing the Team Galactic HQ.
- The former location of Hearthome City is now occupied by Village Bridge, which has also been renamed Canalave City. This city has no Gym but serves as a rest stop for trainers. However, the Pokémon Fan Club and the Poffin House are located here. The Super Contest arena has also been constructed on along the river bank. An entrace to Amity Square is located in the north-eastern corner of town.
- Solaceon Town is no more, its wilderness incorporated into Route 209, but the Pokémon Day Care and Solaceon Ruins remain intact.
- Sunyshore City has been renamed as Nimbasa City and now also features a Big Stadium and Small Court.
- Route 222 is now also known by the locals as Belo Horizonte Beach.
- After winning the Beacon Badge from Elesa in your fourth Gym Battle, players gain access to HM Surf, opening up travel to Pastoria City or Castelia City in the far southwest corner of Sinnoh (southwest of what was once Twinleaf Town). As such, either Gardenia or Byron can be challenged next.
- To reach Pastoria City through Route 213, players must now use HM Surf to travel along mangroves at the southwestern edge of the route.
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