Yes! It’s the year of Pokemon. In the next few months, the following games are set to be released:
- Pokemon Go!
- Pokemon Sun
- Pokemon Moon
- Pokken Tournament (recently released)
- Pokemon Z
Pokemon Z is still largely “unconfirmed” by Nintendo/GameFreak itself, but the cover art for this game has been floating around the inter-web for the past year. Given that Zygarde appears to be the main legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Z, I’m crazy excited for its release! Zygarde, right behind Xerneas, is my favorite legendary Pokemon.
Pokemon Go: Being the first ever Pokemon to be released for a mobile device other than Nintendo’s own DS/3DS line of systems, Pokemon Go certain has quite a bit of hype to live up to.
The verdict is still out for me on this one…
Pokemon Sun + Pokemon Moon: The latest set of confirmed games in the Pokemon universe, Pokemon Sun and Moon look very promising. It would be nice if these games introduced dual abilities; allowing Pokemon to have more than one active ability at a time…but I digress. I’m hoping that we get some new Pokemon type, such as a light type that would only be weak to dark. It’d also be awesome to have a new Eveelution. I’m thinking a ghost type Evee would be amazing. Ghost Evee’s hidden ability could be called Reaper. The ability Reaper would have a 50-60% chance of making all opposing Pokemon on the field faint upon its death. Awesome, right?! You’re probably thinking that giving Ghost Evee the Reaper ability would make it overpowered, and you’d be right. But in all fairness, can’t the same thing be said about Rayquaza with Dragon Accent? Or even Darkrai with Dark Void?
Pokken Tournament: It’s like Pokemon’s version of the ever-popular Super Smash Bros series of fighting/battle games. My favorite character so far is Gengar; he looks devious, doesn’t he?
Aside from the slew of Pokemon games that are set to release this year, there’s also a line up of awesome legendary Pokemon coming out for each month of the year!
I’m most excited for Meloetta. I already have one, but the prospect of having 2, actually 3, is too good to pass up. In case your wondering, the third one would be coming from getting her in both Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, and Pokemon Pokemon X/Y.
Time for me to go try and hit that 50th win at the Battle Resort again. Maybe I’ll try double battles this time…