Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Generation V Pokemon

Pokemon Black and White just released in Japan on September 18th, and with it, all of the new pokemon were quickly revealed due to imports and ROMs of the games. Serebii and Pokebeach got into a bit of trouble with Nintendo by posting the ripped sprites from ROMs on their sites, but as you know, once something is on the internet, it stays there due to obsessed fans. For those who didn't get to see the sprites, you can view most of them on Bulbapedia now.

For the lazy, here's a video I found on youtube of all 156 new pokemon set to the music of Michael Jackson's 'Black or White.' How fitting! :

(There are other videos on youtube, but I wanted to show this one because of the song, hehe)

Now here's my opinion on the new pokemon:

They're going to take a while to get used to, just like the 4th generation pokemon. A lot of them I don't like, but for every ugly design I see, there's a really kickass design to balance it out. There are couple of animals that I've been waiting for who have recieved representation this time around, a sea turtle and a feathered dinosaur, but there is one animal that I've been waiting for that STILL hasn't made it into the Pokemon universe: DOLPHINS. Seriously, 156 new Pokemon, the most that's ever been in a generation, and they couldn't put in my favorite animal? We have a baleen whale with Wailmer and Wailord, and an orca with Kyogre. Oh, and don't tell me, 'But orcas are technically dolphins, Paleo.' DON'T YOU THINK I KNOW THAT? Gah! Oh yeah, and don't get me started on the people who tell me that Lanturn is a dolphin, Lanturn is an angler fish, you dolts!

Anyway... this is probably the only Pokemon article you guys will see in a while from me until the games come out in America. Until then, feel free to tell us your opinions on the new Pokemon in the comments.


  1. My personal favorite is Gear.

  2. Evolutions that grow new heads ftw.

  3. They've followed the same formula from the beginning, and I wish they'd come up with something new - just as said. I liked what he said when we were looking at em all while we were hanging out: "They should just sit down with an animal encyclopedia. 'Ok, what haven't we done yet?'". xD
    I've been a fan of Pokemon since they started out, but I just wish they'd do something new - they are starting to run it into the ground.


    and stop raving, Paleo, this is a game blog not a freakin dolphin blog. GOD. TAKE THAT SHIT ELSEWHERE MAN

  5. Seemed like the case with me and the other Pokemon games: for every one I didn't care for, there was another I rather liked. I still can't get over the ice cream cone though.