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Old July 24th, 2013 (10:27 AM). Edited July 24th, 2013 by kronos9.
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Hey everybody.
So my barely younger brother's birthday is coming up, and i'm still deciding what i (we really because my parents want a say in the present) should get him. So what should i get him? He is going to be 15 but i'm not sure if he likes pokemon or not. What should we get him?? Oh and the 'budget' is about $200.
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In my experience it's easier to get gift cards for teenagers than presents unless you know them well enough to already have a ton of gift ideas.
It seems less personal but it's often more appreciated, because they can buy what they want.
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Merging these posts with the Pokémon General chit chat thread, since it doesn't really warrant a thread of its own.

Has your brother got a DS? Regardless if he is a pokémon fan or not, there is a good chance he will appreciate getting a pokémon game as a present. Most people like these games, haha. Black or White, or Black 2 or White 2 would be my suggestions, unless he has them already.

If you lean more towards not giving him anything pokémon related, you could try posting this question in Chit-Chat & Polls instead, but the best thing would be to simply ask some friends directly rather than to post a thread asking this rather personal question.

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Old July 30th, 2013 (11:51 AM).
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So guys I've been meaning to ask (I hope this is the right place!), is anybody here other than me wanted a gen that has genderless starters?
I don't mean they should be objects but I'm sure they can be stuff like Porygon, Baltoy & Cresselia.
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Old July 30th, 2013 (02:16 PM).
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I'm not sure Cresselia would make an excellent starter, haha. But yeah something like Magnemite for instance. I totally think that could be interesting. Thing with genderless pokémon is that they are either legendary (or ~ish at least) or item-based. Such as Magnemite or Baltoy (from a clay doll). But they don't have to be items just because they are item-based. Hmm, does that new sword pokémon have gender?
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Old July 30th, 2013 (03:18 PM).
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I'm not sure Cresselia would make an excellent starter, haha. But yeah something like Magnemite for instance. I totally think that could be interesting. Thing with genderless pokémon is that they are either legendary (or ~ish at least) or item-based. Such as Magnemite or Baltoy (from a clay doll). But they don't have to be items just because they are item-based. Hmm, does that new sword pokémon have gender?
99% sure it's genderless, I don't recall any non-animal Pokémon having 2 genders tbh.
But I was talking about starters anyway...
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Quote originally posted by AnonygooseD:
99% sure it's genderless, I don't recall any non-animal Pokémon having 2 genders tbh.
But I was talking about starters anyway...
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Watch this video closely and in the scene where Honedge is battling Octillery, if you look on the bottom left (around 1:35 in the video) Honedge's details show its gender as male, so it's definitely confirmed to have genders, and most likely the very common 50-50 ratio of both male and female.

And remember, not every Pokemon with genders has to specifically be an animal.
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Quote originally posted by Hikari10:
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Watch this video closely and in the scene where Honedge is battling Octillery, if you look on the bottom left (around 1:35 in the video) Honedge's details show its gender as male, so it's definitely confirmed to have genders, and most likely the very common 50-50 ratio of both male and female.

And remember, not every Pokemon with genders has to specifically be an animal.
This is literally news to me, I can now wish for the female Honedge to have a purple-ish design
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This is literally news to me, I can now wish for the female Honedge to have a purple-ish design
This has got me thinking, I wonder if 6th Gen's new Pokemon will have some gender differences shown. From what I recall 5th Gen only had three Pokemon with gender differences, two of which are part of the same evolution line. Every generation before then had quite a fair share of Pokemon with gender differences.

I remember someone mentioned they wanted Litleo's evolution to have gender difference so it would look like real-life lions where the males have way more hair than the females.
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Quote originally posted by Hikari10:
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Watch this video closely and in the scene where Honedge is battling Octillery, if you look on the bottom left (around 1:35 in the video) Honedge's details show its gender as male, so it's definitely confirmed to have genders, and most likely the very common 50-50 ratio of both male and female.

And remember, not every Pokemon with genders has to specifically be an animal.
I think a sword having a gender affinity is a bit odd, but then we've seen other odd things like Koffing, Grimer have genders. Meh.
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Can you possibly beat the pokemon league on any game with using just Magikarps?
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Old August 4th, 2013 (07:13 AM). Edited August 4th, 2013 by Aeroblast.
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Can you possibly beat the pokemon league on any game with using just Magikarps?
It has been done before, albeit with lots of stat-boosting items.

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Quote originally posted by Seattle:
It has been done before, albeit with lots of status items.

Jikes, the patience of that player. Also, dat FLAIL. When used smartly or really relentlessly no pokémon is truly useless ;)
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Old August 5th, 2013 (07:53 AM). Edited August 5th, 2013 by Aeroblast.
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Image that's bound to make you sad. Not my picture by the way.

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Oh lord, that is sad. It took me some seconds to figure out why, but yeah. Too bad indeed.

While we're posting images and stuff:



Is this still true for you guys? It's totally true for me, haha. And most of the people I know, regardless of level of love for pokémon. (although not in English, of course)
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Old August 5th, 2013 (01:53 PM). Edited August 5th, 2013 by Osiris.
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Quote originally posted by Seattle:
It has been done before, albeit with lots of stat-boosting items.

This reminds me of another video I just heard about the other day where a level 1 Bidoof wipes out Cynthia's entire team in Black/White.

And I think anyone over the age of 16 still sings along to the Pokemon theme song any time they hear it xD
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Old August 5th, 2013 (10:32 PM). Edited August 5th, 2013 by alienhunterx.
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@RHCP : That song and even a thought of it sometimes boosts my morale when I am stucked with some issue

Quote originally posted by Red's Hawt Chibi Pelippers:
Jikes, the patience of that player. Also, dat FLAIL. When used smartly or really relentlessly no pokémon is truly useless
I never knew this could be done. Wow can't say any thing else
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Old August 8th, 2013 (03:40 AM). Edited August 8th, 2013 by Elaitenstile.
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Before we move away from images, that is.

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Such idealogy… no wonder Red became the Pokémon master.


Yep, I ripped this from that BBS Magazine. Totally.
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Quote originally posted by ★Hoenn★:

Yep, I ripped this from that BBS Magazine. Totally.
Haha, bobandbill will love you now ;D

Some things in pokémon really made more sense when it was a pixy game with non-realistic mechanics. And now then we try to modernize the franchise some things end up strange. Such as that, haha. But we generally accept that the pokémon world has a bit different moral compass than we do here. That might have been a weird English sentence but ugh.

I want to apologize for not posting much even in Pokémon General this month, btw. I'm on lower-activity-period due to studies and summer vacation and whatnot. :]
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So Nintendo Claims to release mega Pokemon In Gen6 MegaMawille Megaheracross MegaBlaziken and So on..I mean Nintendo Must be running out of Ideas to Be Copying Digimon
I've Still got hope for R/S Remakes
Gen 6 Is going to be legendary

All I can say is Nintendo Is a ***** for Turning Pokemon Into Digimon
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that awkward moment where people start saying that pokemon copied digimon.


even though it came out first, this is the first day I have ever heard anyone saying pokemon copied. kinda funny. especially that ampharos warp digivolving fan gip
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that awkward moment where people start saying that pokemon copied digimon.


even though it came out first, this is the first day I have ever heard anyone saying pokemon copied. kinda funny. especially that ampharos warp digivolving fan gip
I know that pokemon Came out first..I know that its waaay better..But Isnt mega evolutions a digimon thing?
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Quote originally posted by Red's Hawt Chibi Pelippers:
Haha, bobandbill will love you now ;D

Some things in pokémon really made more sense when it was a pixy game with non-realistic mechanics. And now then we try to modernize the franchise some things end up strange. Such as that, haha. But we generally accept that the pokémon world has a bit different moral compass than we do here. That might have been a weird English sentence but ugh.

I want to apologize for not posting much even in Pokémon General this month, btw. I'm on lower-activity-period due to studies and summer vacation and whatnot. :]
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Pokémon isn't real! Now why don't those animal cruelty hijinks stop?
And also those "u liek pkmn? im nt ur frend anymre1!!" are getting a bit too nonsensational.

But I wonder how they think that a beast that is figuratively distorted is real?
And I also wonder how a spray can restored 560 of my Wailord's HP? Ambrosian spray? idk xD
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While we're at this discussion, let's throw in some Professor Oak memes.

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It's only a couple of the many, but they crack me up every time which is quite an accomplishment, because I'm not the one for displaying emotions.
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@ Seattle, those are hilarious xD They poke fun, in a good way, at people who try to make pokémon make sense. It doesn't make sense and if you want to, say, write fanfiction or RP about it, you've got to at some point accept that. Or make your own headcanon.

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