I’ve got another Top Tuesday list for you all and it’s about… (drumroll, please!)
Pokemon! I mean, what else do I talk about?
5. Ride Pokemon
I never realized how much I disliked the HMs until I didn’t have them in Pokemon Sun. Getting rid of the HMs, forcing some of your Pokemon to learn certain moves, was such a great decision by Nintendo. I also love how they allowed us to ride more Pokemon. The concept has been introduced before, but they gave it a new meaning, which is awesome. I still wish we could ride whatever Pokemon we wanted whenever we wanted, but I’ll take this.
4. Battle Help
I have no idea what this feature is called, so I made up the title “battle help.” I thought it was awesome that there was a tracker for your Pokemon’s (and the opponent’s) status conditions. It was easy to see how many times your speed was lowered or if their attack was up by three points. It was also helpful to see which moves were effective against which Pokemon. I’ve been playing Pokemon for so long and I still have a hard time memorizing all the different types and moves.
3. Pokemon Refresh
I wasn’t sure where to put this one on my list. I absolutely loved Pokemon Amie in Pokemon X and Y. I loved feeding and petting my Pokemon, but I also loved the mimic game (even though it barely registered my face half of the time) as well as the other three mini-games you could play with your Pokemon. They took the games away from the Pokemon Refresh, but they added the grooming, which included an item to get rid of status conditions. I missed the games, but then again, I always spent way too much time on the games.
2. Poke Pelago
I love the idea that my Pokemon in the PC aren’t just sitting around in a box! I like being able to grow my own beans for Pokemon Refresh and to lure other wild Pokemon to me. I enjoy the berry island as well. It’s nice to have those anywhere at my fingertips rather than having to fly to a certain town in the region. I’ve gotten so many goodies from my Pokemon going treasure hunting and the springs and exercise playground are a fun aspect as well. A+ idea in my book!
1. Rotom Pokedex
I have never fully filled out my Pokedex. I got close in Pearl and even closer in X, but none of the Pokedexes have been 100% filled out. Having Rotom makes me even more determined. He’s supportive and encouraging and he can evaluate your dex and give you hints on where you should go to get more Pokemon. That aside, he’s just adorable. I loved how they utilized a new form for him to help us out and be a map. I loved his personality and that he showed us the way to go throughout the game.
What are some of your favorite features from the new Pokemon games? Let me know in the comments below!
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