Friday Favorites: Alolan Forms

Double Jump Kris MiiΒ Yay for another Friday! How is everyone doing?

Besides the native Alola Pokemon in Sun and Moon, there are also a handful of Alolan forms of generation one Pokemon, and it’s been interesting to see the difference in designs and types. Based on my own personal tastes, below are my favorite Alolan forms.

4. Raichu

He’s using his tail as a surfboard! How adorable is that?! Overall, I just love the color scheme that’s used in his design, and to give him Psychic as a secondary type just adds to his power.

3. Sandshrew

The Sandshrew-Sandslash line was a stable in my Kanto games, and I was a little put out when it was first announced that it would be changing in the Sun and Moon generation. Ground-types were always one of my favorites, although I have nothing against Ice-types. Still, seeing an iced up Sandshrew in the game, I gave it a go and found him to be cute. To me, his design looks like he has a hood or helmet over his head!

2. Marowak

Marowak is probably one of the most popular Alolan forms from the new games, especially since he was showcased in one of the trials. Changing his typing to part Ghost was a cool move, especially since the majority of us long-time Pokemon gamers first encountered Marowak way back in Lavender Tower as a ghost. Adding the Fire-type gives us a type combination that’s not used too often.

1. Ninetales

Ninetales was always majestic, let’s all be honest here. Her Alolan form just looks more like a queen, especially with the duel Ice- and Fairy-typing! Although I was confused about changing a Fire-type into an Ice-type in a tropical-like region at first, I do like the Alolan Ninetales a lot.

What are some of your favorite Alolan forms?

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Top Tuesday: Alola Pokemon

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

Wow, I’ve gone through all the Pokemon regions. I can’t believe this is coming to an end. 

While I still haven’t beaten Pokemon Sun, here are my favorite Pokemon so far.

Top Tuesday: Favorite Alola Pokemon

5. Oricorio

Oriocorio is an interesting one based on his design alone. Depending on where you find him, his physical appearance is different, which also changes his type. I have the electric Oricorio and he’s definitely fun to have on my team.

4. Yungoos

When I first saw Yungoos I wasn’t sure if he was going to be the “Bidoof” of the Alola region. Nothing against Bidoof, of course, but he was made fun of a lot. Yungoos surprised me as he’s pretty strong and he’s carried my team a couple of times.

3. Cutiefly

Cutiefly is adorable. I like Fairy-types, though I’m not one for Bug-types. It’s a good combination and Cutiefly can really pack a wallop!

2. Pikipek

The first bird Pokemon you encounter in any Pokemon game is always the best bird Pokemon ever, in my opinion. Pikipek is adorable and strong and I loved its evolved forms.

1. Litten

Surprise! The fire starter is my number one. I feel like I don’t need to really explain this one… but I’m eager to find out what my fire and dark will be able to do.

Who are you favorite Pokemon from this new region?