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I have to admit even though I dislike the Smogon, what they write about some Pokemon is pretty funny to read.
>During the early Black and White OU era, Kabutops was at its zenith. It had just acquired the perfect teammate in Politoed, and together with its fellow Swift Swim users, they began a journey to become the very best. Unfortunately, all fairy tales must come to an end, and the show "Politoed and the Swift Swim Buddies" was banned, deemed inappropriate for younger viewers such as Mew. It was a sad day for everyone; the cast and crew said their goodbyes and each went about their own journeys. Politoed and Kingdra both went on to become famous stars in their respective tiers, but Kabutops began to slit its wrists in order to escape reality. It soon became evident that an intervention was necessary, and it was decided that Kabutops needed a change in scenery. Old friends and rivals alike, such as Ludicolo and Omastar, invited Kabutops to try out for an all new show "Black and White RU," and with that, a new saga began.
In the series premiere, Kabutops proved itself a force to be reckoned with. With a Swords Dance boost and rain support, it could chop down entire jungles (although in a future episode, Mojombo King Tangrowth would prove too powerful an adversary). Even without rain support, Kabutops proved its worth as a vicious sweeper, as a +2 Waterfall or Stone Edge is nothing to scoff at. In times of desperation, Kabutops would selflessly help its team with Rapid Spin or Stealth Rock, as opposing spinners and spinblockers are hard pressed to switch into it. So how will this drama end? Tune in to this analysis to find out more.
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Hey /vp/. The last Pokemon game I played all the way through was Yellow. The last one's I've played period was Gold & Silver, but only a few hours. Never played any "Advanced Generation" or the ones after it, and the last time I saw the anime was around when Ash was in the Indigo League, maybe up till Johto Journeys, but I cannot remember anything of Orange Islands.
I used to have all 150 memorized, now I have no clue how many there are. 400+ ?
Life, and school and stuff got in the way. But now I'm back and trying to get back into things.
Using the timetable here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_(video_game_series)#Generations
Since I played Red & Blue to death back when they were new but it's been so long, I'm grabbing LeafGreen as a refresher, then I'll jump into Crystal once I'm done with that.
Also are there any comics, or parts of the show I should watch before I get into Crystal? Also need to find a place to watch the show.
Back in a while, heading to class.
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OK, this took me a bit of time to piece together, but here it is: my timeline for the Pokemon World.
BASICALLY I took a few of the realities of the Pokemon World (peaceful, futuristic yet homely, totally unique landmasses outside of our world, almost always pleasant weather, years that apparently take forever to pass, the fact of how Pokemon are supposed to be hundreds of years old were actually placed LATER than other earlierly-found Pokemon, or why new regions have their Pokemon added to the end, why they battle Pokemon to begin with, etc etc etc) and tried to make heads-and-tails out of it. I also try to answer the "Unown" question (which came first, writing or Unown?)... the answer is that Unown came later.
Of course, a lot of this is head canon, but I think this makes the most sense. I also tried my best to mix in a few realistic realities from the actual Pokemon canon. This is just a rough draft; if you think I missed anything, just let me know so I can add it.
> TL;DR: TL;DR Pokemon History
> inb4 ass-burgers