special | Beginning of Pokémon Legends: Arceus – With the release approaching, more and more players are getting excited to start playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Now that Game Freak has been making standard mobile games as we’ve known them for years, it’s now also given the task of making something completely different on the Switch. Previously, these titles were outsourced, such as Pokémon Colosseum and XD: Gale of Darkness, developed by Genius Sonority. A separate game in the Pokémon world naturally also includes a special offer of Pokémon to start your adventure, and in this article we provide a brief overview of this new game.
This does not mean that this particular selection of Pokémons that you encounter in the game are not strictly woven into the story. Professor Lavington, the Pokémon master who will be talking to you in this game, has brought some of his travels from far away. Different regions of the Pokémon world are now represented in the game. We have Cyndaquil from Johto District, Rowlet from Alola District and Oshawott from Unova District. Each Pokemon is famous, each has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Go loco down in Johto
First, there’s Cyndaquil, the cute fire Pokemon that takes inspiration from what is known to us as Echidna. What distinguishes Cyndaquil is that fire comes out of its back, just like thorns on a hedgehog. A big advantage for Cyndaquil as a beginner is that he has already reached his second level, Quilava, at level 14. That’s very fast. The latest development, Typhlosion, will have to wait a little longer. You only see it at level 36. However, that wait is rewarded: Typhlosion is still one of the most powerful fire Pokemon you can get in games.
Cyndaquil appeared as a novice in the second generation of Pokémon games consisting of Gold, Silver and later Crystal. This generation of Pokémon games are often viewed by enthusiasts as the best in the series, in part due to the presence of Pokémon in these games. What particularly impressed many fans is the fact that once you’ve dealt with all the gym leaders and completed the Johto Pokémon League, you can just take the boat to Kanto. Here you can then compete against the 8 gym leaders from previous Pokémon games and also beat the Pokémon League there. The Pokémon that you had to compete with was of a high standard and cute, so the challenge was by no means less than that.
Under the open sun
Roulette is half grass, half bird Pokemon. This might make this cute owl a bit weak early in the game, especially since this group has some weaknesses. At level 17, roulette has evolved into a Dartrix, a more mature owl who unfortunately still has the same types of roulette. But at level 34, waiting is rewarded and the Dartrix evolves into a Decidueye which is a half-herb, half-ghost type. As a result, Decidueye has a few different weaknesses than the previous forms, but the unique combination makes it a very special Pokemon with tremendous strength against certain species.
Roulette first appeared in the Pokémon Sun and Moon group in the Alola region. By the way, these weren’t the only games staged in the Alola region, as Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon followed – which resolved quite a few complaints players had with the original titles. These were also the last Pokémon games released for the Nintendo 3DS before the series completely shifted its focus to the Nintendo Switch. The Alola area was also special due to the style that deviated from the usual Pokémon games. Instead of beating eight gym leaders, you had to pass eight challenges on the island, where you had to compete against totem Pokémon, which are more powerful than the regular versions. After passing the island challenges, you were allowed to compete against the island’s Kahuna, who was actually a kind of gym leader in a different guise.
Unova, Minova, Everybody Nova
Finally there’s Oshawott, the cute sea otter. Although it is and still is a powerful water pokemon, it will not be the first choice for many players. It is usually very easy to get Water Pokémon in the Pokémon game. At level 17, Oshawott evolves into a Dewott who still looks just like an otter, and at level 36 he becomes a Samurott. This also makes it a Pokemon that you have to be patient for in terms of evolution. The samurot is very similar to a sea lion, but like a fire starter, it sticks only to its own kind: water.
Unova was the first area where Game Freak looked for design outside of Japan, drawing inspiration from major American cities like New York and others. Pokémon Black and White was somewhat darker in terms of the story than its predecessors, which caused question marks among many fans. This later became clearer when Pokémon Black and White 2, a direct sequel two years after the events of the original games, appeared. These were also the closing dates for the Pokémon games for the Nintendo DS. While the Black and White saga hasn’t been warmly received by everyone, Unova fans will be happy to see at least an acting presence. But maybe Game Freak is also trying to motivate us to remake these titles, as shown Diamond en Pearl It was just their turn. Time will tell.
wait a little more
The launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is imminent. On January 28, we can finally start a whole new type of Pokémon game. Anyway, we’re already pretty much speculating about which start we’ll choose to explore for Hisui. While the fire efficacy of a Pokemon like Cyndaquil is naturally very attractive, Rowlet’s special type combos and evolutions are also worth considering. But for the same money, Hisui hardly knows which Pokémon water and Oshawott is a very good choice. We keep speculating, but of course we’re curious what you think on the matter.
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