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Old June 20th, 2013, 07:14 PM
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Emphasize the difference between Pokémon General, Pokémon Gaming Central and Pokémon Voting Polls since there's always a huge question mark between those forums. Aside from that, I think the current rules are fine as they are :3
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Emphasize the difference between Pokémon General, Pokémon Gaming Central and Pokémon Voting Polls since there's always a huge question mark between those forums. Aside from that, I think the current rules are fine as they are :3
Pokemon General and Pokemon Gaming Central are both for the disucssion of Pokemon. However, Pokemon Gaming Central is for the disucssion of the Pokemon Games and the Pokemon within them (with relation) to aspects of the games such as their storyline, characters, locations etc. Pokemon General is for the discussion of Pokemon in well...general. Thoughts on appearance, moves, concepts etc. Pokemon Voting Polls is for polls comparing and contrasting Pokemon. These types of threads don't usually generate as much discussion and garner more yes/no/maybe/one sentence responses.

(That's my overview on the differentiation of the three anyway, haha.)
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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This post is so funny now. Right back at ya, partner!

We'll be creating a much needed rules thread for PG. So, dear regulars, is there something in particular you think should be in the rules? Something that you have noticed might be good to put there that may not be obvious at a first thought.
Haha, can honestly say I was clueless about what was going to happen when I said that. Fair trade off indeed.

And we're both open ears for making sure our three sections stay as active and fun as they can possibly be. If any of you have any ideas, don't hesitate to leave your thoughts here or shoot one of us a message. We'd love to hear what you think!


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Old June 20th, 2013, 11:18 PM
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Emphasize the difference between Pokémon General, Pokémon Gaming Central and Pokémon Voting Polls since there's always a huge question mark between those forums. Aside from that, I think the current rules are fine as they are :3
Well, we did put into the rules to double check both if the thread would fit better in PGC and in PVP so I hope that'll help some. If PGC threads keep being made here, we've got to emphasize that more, yeah. Thanks for the thought!

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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Well, we did put into the rules to double check both if the thread would fit better in PGC and in PVP so I hope that'll help some. If PGC threads keep being made here, we've got to emphasize that more, yeah. Thanks for the thought!
I did see that, haha. It has been quite a problem in the past though, even with the various guidelines given in PGen and PGC (which had a different name back then, I forgot what it was lol).
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Old June 21st, 2013, 06:22 PM
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It was probably called "Pokémon General Gaming", which was very close to Pokémon General. Or something along those lines.

Pokémon Gaming Central is further away and better. Hopefully it'll be clearer now.

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Old June 26th, 2013, 12:02 AM
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I'll say, I quite like the image in the forum splash. Realistic looking pictures of Pokémon usually irks me but this one doesn't. I don't know why XD
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Old June 26th, 2013, 12:48 AM
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Glad you like it then! I downright love it. Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking enough when I picked the image, so I'll probably change it one more time to avoid the artist becoming upset. It's a whole set, see, which the artist sells. Hopefully the splash banners won't be changing super often further into the future but a little fresh change now and then isn't bad, is it?

In other news - the mod duo has been thinking about some events to bring up in PG, PVP and PMC. How does "Who's that pokémon?" and "Manga Caption Contest" and flashy, inspiring emblems for active regulars sound in your ears? ;)

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Old June 26th, 2013, 02:52 AM
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I probably won't be able to participate in those events if they're held anytime these next few months (i'm playing life in medium difficulty rn and it'll take me a while to get a hold of it :<) however they do sound great! There was a WTP back in PT I believe, or is it still on going? Will it be similar to that one or will it have a different PGen flare added to it?
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Old June 26th, 2013, 03:09 AM
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Playing life on medium ;; I'd send you some cheat codes if I could, but for now a nice gif of happy pokémon will have to do.



Also, we're still looking into how it would be done. If there's no way to distinguish it well enough from the PT one, there are other things we can do. But for instance, they have images. We could have ridiculously difficult written clues instead. And also maybe not allowing for spamming in the thread ;)

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Old July 2nd, 2013, 05:39 PM
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Pokemon Trivia does have the PokeTrivia League (which, alas, hasn't attraction much attention. I need to get it out there. v_v) so it has a variety of trivial things. It doesn't, and likely won't, have any caption contest so I think you're good there! Also Who's That Pokemon is in the League, but it what it used to be in the past so if you can come up with something new/different for yours then I suppose you're golden?

Also, having some joint thing between our two sections would be sweet also. The thought about doing that was there in the past but it never went past that: a thought. But if anything, we can split the league into something more and drive more attention for both sections. If you two like the idea then contact me or something haha. ♥
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 03:28 AM
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Pokemon Trivia does have the PokeTrivia League (which, alas, hasn't attraction much attention. I need to get it out there. v_v) so it has a variety of trivial things. It doesn't, and likely won't, have any caption contest so I think you're good there! Also Who's That Pokemon is in the League, but it what it used to be in the past so if you can come up with something new/different for yours then I suppose you're golden?

Also, having some joint thing between our two sections would be sweet also. The thought about doing that was there in the past but it never went past that: a thought. But if anything, we can split the league into something more and drive more attention for both sections. If you two like the idea then contact me or something haha. ♥
Well, the main rule of thumb is: if a thread can lead to fruitful discussions or replies with substantial enough content, it belongs in PG/PVP. If a thread can't seem to do that, it belongs in PT. Right? :p

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Old July 3rd, 2013, 05:39 AM
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Pokemon Trivia does have the PokeTrivia League (which, alas, hasn't attraction much attention. I need to get it out there. v_v) so it has a variety of trivial things. It doesn't, and likely won't, have any caption contest so I think you're good there! Also Who's That Pokemon is in the League, but it what it used to be in the past so if you can come up with something new/different for yours then I suppose you're golden?

Also, having some joint thing between our two sections would be sweet also. The thought about doing that was there in the past but it never went past that: a thought. But if anything, we can split the league into something more and drive more attention for both sections. If you two like the idea then contact me or something haha. ♥
Pokémon Clubs would be happy to get in on this too, if you'd like! Perhaps an event spanning over Alternative Pokémon Discussions could be in order?

As for events in this section... honestly I'm kinda stumped haha. You could try running a 'tournament' of sorts where you select 16 or so Pokémon randomly and put them in match-ups where people first make bets on their favourites, and then vote for which they like more and whoever bets on the winning Pokémon most times wins? Something like this; http://challonge.com/PokeGeneralExample but obviously the Pokémon choices could be more streamlined or based around a common theme haha. Using the Pikachu vs Sandshrew matchup as an example; if 18 people voted Pikachu and 30 voted Sandshrew, that's how it'd look.

Not sure I explained that overly well... will be happy to explain further if anyone's interested!
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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Well, the main rule of thumb is: if a thread can lead to fruitful discussions or replies with substantial enough content, it belongs in PG/PVP. If a thread can't seem to do that, it belongs in PT. Right? :p
Pretty much. Pokemon Trivia is for well... trivial things. Games, Quizzes, and the like. If we're talking like this though, a caption contest would likely belong more in PT. However, there has been events like the Run, Suicune, Run event here instead of over in PT so it varies with events I guess!

Oooh that idea is lovely, Alex! If we can think of something that could span through all three it might bring more attention than poor PokeTrivia league in PT haha.

I like the tournament idea. And people can put down their reason as to why they choose that Pokemon, etc etc. Similar to what was in fifth gen, I think, but with Pokemon spanning through all generations.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Yeah, Brendino is working on a tournament idea now :3 And a caption contest would fit well enough in PMC since it's about the manga ^^ We'll have to make it not too trivial in some way, though.

I'm not sure what we could do that spanned three sections. Maybe we could make a thread on this in the mod area rather than discuss it here though xD Of course, non-staff members are more than welcome to input ideas too though.


Let's bring up some other kind of topic in this thread:

Do you think there are too many generations of pokémon now?

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Old July 9th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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Nah, if it's manga related and you're sticking it in the manga section then I don't care how trivial it is lmao. Manga section needs more activity than Pokemon Trivia anyways. ♥ I myself would go into the manga section more often but I haven't touched any Pokemon manga in years (depressing considering how much my themes and such revolved around Red my first one-two years here at PC).

Treasure/Scavenger Hunt would be my first idea. Probably the easiest idea too! But yes, we can always take this conversation somewhere else haha.

mmm no. There are six/seven generations of Digimon, and Yu-gi-oh have multiple generations too. I think Pokemon just gets pinpointed because of their video games. They stand out a lot more than other things with multiple seasons/generations. Especially as the video games are the main part of the franchise. Personally, I love how they continue to expand the Pokemon world to have more than one region/continent. Just like our world.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 04:11 AM
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Considering how many incarnations of games in other franchises there has been, pokémon isn't very close to go over the top yet. But if you think about that for every new generation, they have to come up with a lot of new pokémon, one might say that enough is enough already :p I don't like all the new ideas of pokémon that are being realized, but there are gems. Some pokémon from gen V, I certainly wouldn't want to not exist.

I'm kind of happy that they are not making Kalos a region with exclusively gen VI pokémon though. Like Unova was. But that was because Unova was so far away from the other regions I guess (America is far away from Japan). Kalos (France) is somewhat closer haha.

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yeah, even if you could go without a lot with each generation (trubbish comes to mind), you just don't use them
the whole thing about regional dexes is a bit of a double edged sword personally. The idea of all new Pokemon sounded good but just didn't work for me.

One thing I find is that inspiration repeats a little, but is too centralised on cats and dogs and certain birds. On one hand it creates multiple different takes, but on the other it does overload them when there are other untapped sources for inspiration.

But in short: more Pokemon is always a good thing.
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Do you think there are too many generations of pokémon now?

I don't think that there are quite yet, but once we hit more than 1000 Pokemon, that'll be a pretty significant jump from the original 151, and might be a little overkill. That being said, there is still plenty of inspiration out there for new Pokemon and new regions, so as long as a fairly consistent quality is maintained, I have no problem if they want to keep adding more (but please GameFreak, wait a little bit longer than 2 1/2 years to announce a new generation next time).

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As for the tournament idea that was alluded to before, that is now live right here! If all goes according to plan, it will be a project that lasts a couple of months, pitting almost all Pokemon against each other in hopes of determining PokeCommunity's favorite Pokemon. Pokemon will first be grouped together based on their types, and the winner of each weekly poll will go into one last vote to determine the champion. I don't believe a tournament of this scale has ever been done on PC before, so it should be exciting to the member base's collective favorite! (a big shoutout goes out to AlexOzzyCake, who sparked the idea of a voting tournament).


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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:12 AM
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Yeah get voting!!! I totally voted for Sneasel/Weavile because those are probably my favorite pokémon. Or one of my favorite pokémon families, at least. I do like some more haha. Houndoom got a vote too because it's too cool for school.

Also, check out the Manga Caption Contest in PMC, if you haven't already! I'll get a new panel up every week and the winner will always get to help out in choosing it and in judging, if they want to~

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Pshh, y'all should give Poochyena some love! That loveable mutt never gets the attention he deserves. I guess bad stats and a common Pokémon aren't usually a fan favourite, though :(

As for too many generations, I'd say we're doing fine. I think the only time we'll reach too many generations is when the designers run out of interesting ideas, but based on what has already been revealed from X&Y I think there's a long way to go yet before that happens.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 02:43 AM
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Well, they have reused ideas already. But while I used to think that was boring and a sign of lack of new ideas, some things people have said have turned me. It's pretty creative to take an idea and make something different from it. As with Litleo and Shinx, with all the butterflies and birds. After all, there are tons of similar animal species as well, yet with their own distinguishing abilities and traits.

I also used to think it was really boring that they started to make more pokémon based on inanimate objects. But now I've thought some more and - they have always done that. Voltorb anyone? Magnemite and Muk and Sudowoodo (if he's really based on a tree :p never understood why he was a rock type but there's probably a reason related to what he's really based on, or something).

Rotom was a special case, since he was spooking around inside machines. I guess I dislike Vanillite's evolutions and the new sugar fluff pokémon is just.... whyy. But they sure haven't run out of ideas yet. I'm sure we will see a 7th generation as well :p I bet they want to get to 10th generation just to be able to call it Gen X lol.

Did you notice that X & Y are blue and red again? As with R/B and R/S. Maybe this can hint of a third game some time eventually... Z, probably. With a green legendary.


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Since Magmar and Electabuzz have their own evolutions, I think the Pokemon that doesn't have evolutions should have another new evolutions right ??
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Since Magmar and Electabuzz have their own evolutions, I think the Pokemon that doesn't have evolutions should have another new evolutions right ??
Some of them totally should. I wonder how a Jynx evo would look, haha.

I'm more for making new prevos though. Absol, Tropius, Miltank/Tauros etc. I think those and many more would be more interesting with prevolutions. They could even pull a Roselia and make a prevo and evo in the same gen (Budew and Roserade). Imo that made Roselia much more interesting than in gen III.

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The mod double posts for the sake of activity. Complain if you somehow think this unfair but I should think it okay.

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Is it just me, or does the Poké Balls look like eyes and the ripped dress look like a mustasch?
Omg cannot unsee, haha! Though I think they look even more like the cookie monster somehow...



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