I think this would be an especially nostalgic topic for many of those who has bought the game and constantly pondering, who is the cutest? Who is the coolest? And who is the strongest? Well which of these matters and how did you choose your Gen V starter? I’m sure most of you would know the starters fairly well, but some quick introduction. First up is Snivy the grass snake Pokemon, seemingly sleek and elegant, his agility is especially evident in his high speed stats. Second is the water Otter, Oshawott, who seems to look sort comical, with a brown nose, blue ears and a seemingly blue (Jacket?). Most distinct is of course his removable scalchop on his stomach. Lastly, the fire pig Pokemon, Tepig. A typical pig, seeming like its other species counterparts with a curly tail but with a fiery taste attached.
Just so you know, my first unanimous pick was Oshawott. As the Best Wishes series started before the B&W game was released, I was already exposed to his comical appearance and charm that influenced me to choosing him as a starter. Being one of my main collections as well, it would be weird just not to pick him. Apart from my bias of course, his looks is one that is clearly unique, especially with his scalchop, something that most Pokemon can’t do apart from others like Dwebble with his removable shell. Well many while choosing their starters, might also consider their evolutions, I did too, but it wasn’t a very big deciding factor. Before I watched the Best Wishes series and before the game came out, I was debating whether to choose between Snivy or Oshawott as Snivy evolves into an awesome grass (snake dragon?), something that hasn’t been done in a long time apart from Charizard. Then comes Samurott, although the problem is I have no clear idea what he is or what animal or mythical creature he is based on since he doesn’t seem to look anywhere close to an Otter. But his two removable swords changed it all, with his trusty moustache, it made him look all the more deadly. I never really considered Tepig as firstly I usually chose the grass types, from Bulbasaur all the way to Turtwig and secondly, I don’t fancy oversized pigs very much. Lastly, he seems to pale in comparison to his water and grass counterparts. Continue reading “Which Generation 5 Starter Did You Choose?”
The last of the three starter Pokemon of the fifth generation, Oshawott stands out as the oddest character of the three. Its body doesn’t flow like Snivy’s. It looks much more jumbled together compared to the Fire Pig Tepig. But Oshawott does have one major advantage, and that’s in its truly awesome stage 2 evolution, Samurott. Not only does Samurott look strong, its stat spread and fairly versatile move pool options allow this character to carve out a special niche in a team.
Like the other Unova starter Pokemon, Oshawott has a fairly decent stat spread, with Special Attack being by far its greatest asset. As it evolves into Samurott, Attack catches up and in the end both physical and special type moves are viable options for Samurott. Despite the great attack stats, Speed and Special Defense lack a bit of luster. Such a comparatively low Speed stat will require being able to hit hard and the unappealing Special Defense means that Samurott has to have a back-up plan in the event that the opponent uses a strong special attack against it.
Defense-wise, Encore can be used to get the opponent to use only one move for multiple turns, which may in the end prove to be very useful. This attack can possibly be used in junction with Revenge if the opponent’s last move did little damage to Samurott. A base power of 120 can be more than enough to make plenty of Pokemon faint. Other strong physical attacks such as the egg move Night Slash or HM move Waterfall can vie as possible alternatives for defeating more types of Pokemon, though the other TM options are too numerous to list.
Oshawott’s signature move Razor Shell has slightly lower accuracy than most other attacks, but with the added possibility of lowering the opponent’s Defense, considering this attack my be worth-while. With help from the Move Tutor, Samurott can also learn the very strong attack Megahorn. It sacrifices accuracy for power, but it can be used against a multitude of Pokemon and do quite a bit of damage. Continue reading “All About Pokemon Oshawott, Dewott, And Samurott”
Tomy figures are almost synonymous with Pokemon – they’re one of the longest running series of Pokemon merchandise. Ever since the days of Red, Blue, and Green we’ve had these small plastic figures, and almost every character has one. People from the first era of Pokemon can usually recall the somewhat white-washed figures that usually came with the little Gameboy laucher or clear plastic Masterball. But now, over fifteen years since the original debut of the series, Takara Tomy has introduced many variants to these toys, and continues to do so with the fifth generation.
Only Zorua and Zoroark have currently been made as movie-exclusive clear figures. These figures are somewhat rare and only available at movie theaters while the movie was being aired. With the newest movies coming to theaters soon, Victini along with many other Pokemon will likely have a clear version of their normal figure made. Continue reading “Pokemon Fifth Generation Tomy Figures”
It’s tiny, cute, and resembles a sea otter. Yes, I’m obviously talking about Oshawott, the Unova region’s water-type starter – and the one that I chose as my own starter. According to the Pokedex entries, it’s quick to respond to an attacker and use a weapon – its scallop – if need be, despite seeming to be so small and helpless. Because it is based on the Japanese samurai, it can learn moves having to do with fighting like Revenge, Retaliate, and Swords Dance. Though unlike the samurai, it lacks speed and defense, which allow it to be attacked.
While each region has had a water-type starter, Oshawott is the first to be based on a mammal (with Squirtle being based on a turtle, Totodile on a crocodile, Mudkip on a mudskipper, and Piplup on a penguin). It’s name most-likely derives from the words “ocean”, “shell”, “water”, and “otter”. It is also the first starter to ever have its English name start with a vowel (discounting the rival’s Eevee in Yellow). It is also the only water type starter not to have an ‘I’ in its name. Because it’s so cute and tiny many trainers (along with myself) have given their Oshawott an Everstone to hold so that it won’t evolve. Continue reading “Unova Starters And Evolutions: The Oshawott Line”
Hey folks, Kenny Wisdom here again, this time I’ll be talking about the top 5 most playable cards in the new English Black and White set. Note that I’m talking purely about their viability in tournaments, and not how the card art looks or how much I like the Pokemon, or anything of that sort. Next week I’ll be bringing a similar article focusing on the top 5 cards with the best art in the set, but for now I’m purely looking at power level.
The Pokemon Centers in Japan have just released 3 new Pokedolls today. They are Serperior, Samurott and Emboar. These Pokedolls are larger than normal size. It is about twice the size of a normal Pokedoll and of course about twice the cost. It is one of the large size Pokedolls, similar to Reshiram and Zekrom that were released last month.