View Full Version : [Pokemon vs. Pokemon Weekly Poll #3] Solrock vs. Lunatone

Miss Doronjo
April 24th, 2011, 5:45 PM
[css-div="padding: 25px; border: 7px double #777; width: 850px; text-align: justify; background-color: #222"]Previous pokemon vs. pokemon poll (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=248961)

Its that time of week again! This time, its about two familiar meteorite pokemon from R / S / E:

http://serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon/337.png vs. http://serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon/338.png

~ Both are meteorite pokemon
~ Both are Rock / Psychic dual-type pokemon
~ Both base stats total 440

~ Solrock has more base attack and defense
~ Lunatone has more base Special Attack and Special Defense
~ Solrock resembles the sun
~ Lunatone resembles the moon

So, which pokemon do you prefer and why?

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April 24th, 2011, 6:08 PM
Lunatone. Even though I like the daytime more, Lunatone just appeals to me more. I don't know why, though.... Maybe it's because I focus on Sp. Attack and Sp. Defense.

Special > Physical
in my opinion...

You rock Lunatone XD!

April 25th, 2011, 12:07 AM
I've always preferred Lunatone over Solrock. One of the reasons why, is that I've always loved the moon. The sun, ehh, not so much.

April 25th, 2011, 2:06 AM
I prefer Lunatone, although I do like Solrock too. Lunatone just seems more appealing. Also it looks more like the moon than Solrock looks like the sun.

April 25th, 2011, 4:52 AM
I like both of them believe it or not but I chose Lunatone because it is just a little more awesome then Solrock. I'm not sure why though.

April 25th, 2011, 5:36 AM

Something about the design of Solrock isn't as nice as Lunatone. Lunatone also has the "I can't have it, therefore I want it" effect, due to me owning Emerald, and never even seeing a wild Lunatone until Black (which I then caught, and never looked at again :P).

I don't know about their battle capabilities, but I often end up with physical-based teams, particularly in Hoenn, so it would be really useful (ironically, in the one game I'll never find one in).

April 25th, 2011, 6:03 AM
Lunatone, although i've never used it as i had emerald, not sapphire.. Solrock just looks like a boulder with a few spikes, but Lunatone actually resembles the moon. And i've always preferred special attacks to regular.

April 25th, 2011, 4:26 PM
Aaaand it's Lunatone for me...

Seems to give me more tranquility than Solrock. I really do like both of them. Really do.

I also prefer Psychic over Rock Slide, and seeing how Solrock learns Solarbeam, I kind of see that as counter-intuitive.

Finally, Moon Stones... That's definitely more preferable over the Sun Stone. ;_; Sorry Solrock!

Pokemon Trainer Touko
April 25th, 2011, 6:02 PM
Lunatone. :> It looks better than Solrock and also because I like the moon more than the sum. ^u^


King Gumball
April 25th, 2011, 9:53 PM
Lunatone as well because I it has a better design, I liked it more in the anime and because I like Special Attackers more than physical. But Solrock has a better shiny!

April 26th, 2011, 6:24 PM

Don't get me wrong, I like Lunatone, too. Solrock's got something extra though. The eyes have more detail and maybe a little more mystery to them. Solrock really looks like it's sitting there thinking about something. Lunatone kinda just looks like it's staring off somewhere.

April 26th, 2011, 6:44 PM

Crap...this is so hard! In the end, I went with Lunatone who had a slight edge against Solrock. The design looks a bit more appealing (save for the nose which can look frumpy at times), and the shiny is reminiscent of the phrase "once in a blue moon". Solrock's normal coloration is very nice, but the shiny seems to overdo things a bit...

I'm surprised that Solrock is Physically-oriented...one of the things I like about it is its peculiar ability to learn Fire-type attacks in conjuction with Sunny Day and Solarbeam. A shame that none of the Meteorite Duo can learn Morning Sunlight or Moonlight; it seems freaking obvious. Not to mention that Solrock can't have Solar Power or Drought as an additional ability...it's the freaking SUN. Makes way more sense than a random kyubi or dinosaur bringing forth intense sunlight... It's also saddening that Solrock can't learn a single Physical Fire-type move yet to complement its higher Attack stat...

Nevertheless, both of these Pokemon are quite awesome. In the hands of Liza and Tate, these things were horrifying (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ThatOneBoss). >.<

April 27th, 2011, 1:10 AM
That's a tough one, but I like Solrock better because of how it represents the good guys (SOL) in Pokemon Trozei.

April 27th, 2011, 5:52 AM
I've always liked Lunatone over Solrock. Solrock reminds me of the sun and the harsh sunlight so I dislike it. :U Lunatone on the other hand to me represents the tranquility and deepness of the night. Not to forget that earlier I used to prefer special attackers for some reason. :x

April 27th, 2011, 5:58 AM
Oh wow I'm suprised at most people in this thread, I've always really pretty much liked Solrock better. Lunatone hasn't really got much of an original design either, it just looks like a half moon with a somewhat beak? Solrock has so much more detail in it's design, including such a lush detail on the rocks surrounding it. :3
(I'm also a big fire type fan so thats probably a big contributor)
http://serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon/338.pngIt's Solrock for me, for sure!

April 27th, 2011, 6:04 AM
Lunatone's design is a pure masterpiece.
I don't like Solrock both for battling and design. Lunatone looks tidier and has better stats. It also has a quite good moveset coverage for types.

April 27th, 2011, 7:59 AM
I was leaning towards Lunatone cause I love the name and it possibly looks cooler... but I voted for Solrock cause it needs more love lol and also cause it learns Solarbeam, one of my favourite moves of all time.

Mr Cat Dog
April 27th, 2011, 11:14 AM
I love that some of the differences are that 'Lunatone resembles the moon' and 'Solrock resembles the sun'. Lolz!

Anyhoo, for me it's Lunatone all the way. I've always preferred the moon to the sun, when going on about celestial/zodiac/astrological stuff like this; I prefer its design, also. Added to this that I prefer, on the whole, Special stats to Physical stats, Lunatone just seals the deal for me.

April 28th, 2011, 6:07 AM
Solrock is stronger I think!

April 29th, 2011, 1:21 PM
I honestly hate both of them. I think they both are ugly and have terrible designs.

But if I had to choose, I would pick Lunatone because I have an obsession with the moon <3

April 29th, 2011, 3:07 PM
Two of my favourite Pokémon so quite a tough decision.

However, I've always been a huge fan of Lunatone so that's who I voted for :] x

April 29th, 2011, 5:38 PM
Lunatone, because it's movepool is super-crazy. It has Ice Beam, Blizzard, Grass Knot, Acrobatics and Baton Pass (which would be nice if it had a boosting move).

April 30th, 2011, 1:06 AM
I've always loved Lunatone, for some reason. Maybe it's because I like the moon. :P
But it's mainly just something I don't like about Solrock...

May 1st, 2011, 12:29 PM
Come on, Solrock gets no respect!

I voted for it.