As I mentioned in an earlier day, I didn’t play any of the Gen 5 games, so a lot of these pokemon were brand-new to me, including Litwick. I know it turns into Chandelure and I can’t wait to be able to have one in my team, but I just love Litwick’s design so much that I wish it was a standalone Pokemon aaaaaa.
I legit squealed when I saw it. Love it so much.
I’m gonna actually play White/White 2 when I have.. exhausted as much as I can from Y (And also beat SoulSilver since I haven’t done that yet whoops). I have a habit of only really using the Pokemon of the generation. I had a full Gen 6 team in Y, this is why I didn’t use Litwick when I saw it, even though I really badly wanted to.
So when I play White/White 2 I’m putting one in my team so fast.
Day 8: Favourite Flying Type
ALTARIAAAAA. To think, I saw some sablu in Emerald, caught one for pokedex purposes, left it in a box.. and then saw this majestic creature in the Elite Four or whatever
I DID NOT KNOW.
I DID NOT KNOW AT ALLLLLLLLL
This one was done on time, I just didn’t get around to being able to post it until today. I HAVEN’T FALLEN BEHIND ;_;
Day 7: Favourite Fire Type
lol smogonbird whoops
I’m sure many people picking this Pokemon will have it resting on a bunch of eggs as their drawing, as how most Talonflames end up in post-game.
I have to admit I really did struggle with this. I never realised that there’s no fire-type I’m absolutely in love with (Except one other.. but that one fit into another day).. and I was going to have Talonflame as my favourite flying-type until I realised it just conquered fire for me. I’m sure that’s horrible to say amongst the inevitable Charizarders :P
BUT YEAH MAN TALONFLAME IS JUST AWESOME AND I LOVE IT
My Talonflame named Piri kicked ass and chewed bubble gum, she was the first Pokemon I caught and has never left my side, her ability to fly me around and also to hatch eggs came as an added bonus. She just has it all, Talonflame is best boid.
Day 6: Favourite Fighting Type
Pancham was the first Pokemon from Gen 6 that I came across. I didn’t even realise it was a new revealed Pokemon until my friends Mousey/snooths pointed it out to me. Snooths had it as his avatar on twitter and Mousey likes to post Pokemon pictures in his tumblr all the time.. and then I just found out. I didn’t realise it was a Pokemon because.. its design was just so pleasantly good. I know that sounds kind of weird to say, but there was just something so perfect but simplistic about Pancham’s design, usually Pokemon designs feel like.. there’s a slight warp with the animal it might be based on to the point it feels pretty clearly like a Pokemon. Gen 1 had a lot of Pokemon really close to the animal it was based on (Like Bellsprout, Beedrill, etc) and later designs seemed to become more complex or obscure. IT’S HARD TO EXPLAIN THE FEELING I HAVE, BUT BASICALLY PANCHAM FELT LIKE A REALLY NICE DESIGN OF A LITTLE CUTE PANDA AND I DIDN’T REALISE IT WAS ACTUALLY A POCKET MONSTER. It just looks like a legit cute design of a panda.
That’s why I like it so much. It’s just.. refreshing in kind of a really simplistic way? It didn’t need to look bizarre, they didn’t need to add a random horn or over-the-top colour scheme or anything. It is literally a little fighting panda. And it’s PERFECT.
I like tsundere-grumbly Pangoro, but Pancham is just a Pokemon I really miss because I obviously evolved the one in my team and I kinda miss seeing its goofy smug grinning face as it kicked ass in battle.
Day 5: Favourite Fairy Type
I like how what’s become one of my fave types generally is on my birthday. Awww yeahhhhhh
JIGGLYPUFF NGHGGHGHGH i have so much history and feelings behind this one.
Okay so when I first played Pokemon Blue, I saw the sprite of it and LOATHED it. Caught it for pokedex purposes, threw a moon stone on it for pokedex purposes, dumped it into a box to never look at it again. I thought it was a Pokemon that was intended to be cute, but failed miserably. For those who played/collected the Pokemon cards, I used collect them as well and wasn’t fond of the character art for Jigglypuff, the one with it sitting under a tree singing. I was just frustrated with Jigglypuff and wasn’t very fond of it generally.
Until the show.
I guess the sprite didn’t do justice for it because when I saw the episode that introduced Jigglypuff, I was IN LOVE with it. It was just so cute, I didn’t realise how cute it could be. And then I noticed cute character art of it in the Erika-themed Pokemon cards. THE GAME LIED TO ME. AUSFHDUFHDSFDFDKG IT’S JUST SO CUTE. And so from then on I would catch it and have it in my team and feel sad about evolving it (especially because I am a game-hoarder and like to hoard EVERYTHING. Moon stones, all stones, special pokeballs. I was always scared of wasting them.)
I used to draw cats back in the day, too. Like early-BCB stuff with Mike and Lucy having little adventures and stuff, and Lucy had more that just the three pets that used to appear in the comic. She also had Pokemon.. and Jigglypuff was one of them. I mention this because in the drawing I made, the Jigglypuff is wearing a beret. Lucy had a Jigglypuff that went to France and it just became.. “the Jigglypuff that went to France.” It had a beret and acted similarly as the one on the show and I was just a gigantic child. I’ve referenced this Jigglypuff in the comic before and also there was a poster with it somewhere in one of the pages, SO YEAH. LOVIN THE PUFF
how cute is it when you try to catch it in Pokemon Pinball.
Day 4: Favourite Electric Type
Luxray was my freaken homieeeeee in Diamond/Pearl. Despite being a fan of electric, they always seemed to get pushed out of teams I would make for the story part. I dunno, that just used to happen eventually. But not with Luxray, he stuck it the whole way through. He was one of my first catches and was ballin’ the whole way. I loved his animation sprite too aaaaaa what a badass.
Have to admit its middle evolution looked stupid as hell to me. I mentioned before how with Dragonair I didn’t know what it would evolve into, and tbh I still sort of try to retain that habit with the newer games. I try to go in blind rather than researching what the new pokemon are (It was harder with X/Y lol). If I get spoiled, I get spoiled. But in a lot of cases I’ll use a Pokemon and be pleasantly (or unpleasantly) surprised by what it turns into. Luxray was one where I felt really bothered when it evolved from Shinx, but thank goodness the third evolution gave me no regrets.
Day 3: Favourite Dragon Pokemon
I feel kinda sad about Dragonair, this is a pokemon I wish didn’t evolve. I do like Dragonite a lot, but I remember when I first played Blue and found a Dratini, I just FLIPPED and caught it so fast. IT WAS MINE. And it was in my team until the end.
I’m also the type that evolves every Pokemon because I like filling the dex and also not being Ash Ketchum :-[ And this was during the time I wasn’t really on the internet so I couldn’t research how Pokemon looked like when they evolved (The only hint I would get was from the TV show). It was all a fun gamble to see what they would turn into, and if I liked them. Dragonair was one of the few where I actually felt a bit sad when it evolved. I mean it was cool and all, but I just.. love Dragonair so much. Soooo much. It’s so beautiful. If only Dragonite was its own thing, because I would use Dragonair in a team in a heartbeat.
Day 2: Favourite Dark Pokemon
I have to admit something really awkward before I go on: I skipped gen 5 :l And I usually try to make it a thing in which I use the newly introduced Pokemon of the generation for my team.. which means when I played Y I had a purely Gen 6 team. Otherwise I’d be using Azumarrils and Togekisses constantly.
So a bunch of gen 5 pokemon were brand-new to me, and I would continually see Scrafty show up in battles and I became so fascinated by it. I think it was also because I could not figure out its type, I assumed it was fighting but it took me until i looked online to see the other type :-[ A lot of stupid “OH PSYCHIC BEATS FIGHTING WAIT WHY DIDN’T IT WORK” mistakes.
so for a while Scrafty was challenging to me because I couldn’t figure it out, but I grew to really love seeing it anyway and its silly face and IT’S JUST SO GREAT. It also reminds me of a friend I met in the BCB community and he’s the best so Scrafty is the best. Everyone should name their Scrafty snooths.
LOOK AT THAT RAD BAGGY PANTS DUDE.
My favourite bug type.
I’m gonna be doing this Pokemon-a-day thing because I really wanna practice doing lineless drawings on watercolour. THEY WILL BE MY FORCED WARMUPS IN DECEMBER.
ANYWAY. This bug-eyed.. bug. I just love it so, JUST LOOK AT THAT SILLY FACE. For some reason I always had horrible luck with Heracross. Throughout all my years playing Pokemon, I never had it in my team because I just never came across it! For someone that likes filling her pokedex, Heracross was just the bug that never showed up :( So I always admired it despite never having used it (and i want to).
It’s a good thing I got Y because my heart just skipped when I saw it in the grass on Route 12. AND I STILL HAD TROUBLE CATCHING IT. Thank you friend safari for making life easier.