Sinnoh Starters And Evolutions: The Turtwig Line

By Jo

It’s small, green, and prefers to take its time when carrying out tasks. Turtwig, the Tiny Leaf Pokemon, is the Sinnoh region’s grass-type starter. Turtwig is based off from turtles, more specifically the snapping turtle, as its yellow colored lower jaw would illustrate.

Turtwig starts out as being small, though heavy, weighing the most out of any of the starters. Its pokedex entries state that the shell on its back is actually made from soil, which hardens when it drinks water. On a healthy Turtwig, that soil-shell should feel a bit moist. When in the sun, Turtwig undergo photosynthesis with its body and make oxygen. Though if the leaves on its head wilt, it is most-likely thirsty. Turtwig’s name most-likely comes from the words ‘turtle’ and ‘twig’.

Once it reaches level 18, Turtwig will evolve into Grotle. Turtwig, along with Totodile, are the only starters who evolve at level 18, which is the highest level in which a starter Pokemon evolves via leveling up. Grotle is the heaviest of any of the middle evolutions of the starters, and even outweighs most of the final evolutions for the starters, with the exceptions of Venusaur, Meganium, and Torterra. Ironically, all of the exceptions are grass-types. Grotle’s pokedex entries say that it normally knows where fresh water is. It also states that some Pokemon like to eat the berries that grow on the tree on its shell, and that it will carry those Pokemon to its source of fresh water. Grotle is most-likely based off from a snapping turtle, though could also be based on a world turtle as world turtles are said to carry worlds and universes on their backs. Grotle’s name probably comes from the words ‘ground’ and ‘turtle’, though also – as it is the Grove Pokemon – it may also come from the word ‘grove’ as well.
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Sinnoh Starters And Evolutions: The Chimchar Line

By Jo

It’s agile, witty, and a bit mischievous. Chimchar, the Chimp Pokemon, is the Sinnoh region’s fire-type starter. Because it is so quick, it is able to land attacks quickly, though lacks a bit when it comes to its health and defense (as well as special defense) stats. Its design is most-likely based off from a young chimpanzee, though the facial markings on its evolutions and the slightly colored rear could possibly be based off from a young baboon.

Chimchar starts off as being small and quick. Its pokedex entries state that because it is so agile, it is able to climb nimbly up sheer rock faces to live atop the craggy mountains. Because its flame will not be put out by even the rain, it extinguishes its own tail flame before going to sleep to prevent fires. Chimchar’s name most-likely derives from the words ‘chimpanzee’ (‘chimp’ for short) and ‘charcoal’ or simply ‘char’ as it means “to burn”.
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Pokemon Secret Bases

By Anonymous

Have you ever heard of a secret base? Unless you remember Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald for the Gameboy you probably haven’t. I really miss this feature, it was great. Every few days I changed the entire appearance of my base. All you need is a Pokemon with the attack Secret Power to make the base. You see, on Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, you simply had to find an indent on a wall or a tree, yes even a tree! I loved the tree bases, I have a base in a giant tree guys! It was just awesome. Especially if you were to mix records with your friends in the Union Room, then they could find your base on their game and visit, to see what you’ve done.

However, if you change something, like put a new poster up or something, your friend won’t be able to see it unless you mix records again, just simply to update it. Your friends and other trainers can fight a copy of you when they find your base. Your trainer sprite will just be standing there and if your friend talks to you, then you can battle. The battle is used as a CPU controlling, but they have your party of Pokemon that you had at the time when you mixed records. Now back to making a Secret Base.
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Fourth Generation Shiny Pokemon Review

By Emily

Following in the footsteps of a previous generation of many good and unique shiny Pokemon, the fourth generation hit quite a few flat notes. No Pokemon from the Sinnoh region was graced with a shiny event distribution, and for quite a number of monsters the color change is barely a few shades different. However, like with every generation, some do stand out and are very popular for one reason or another. Starting with legendaries, both Giratina and Cresselia have very unusual shiny colorations, and are two of my personal favorites. Continue reading “Fourth Generation Shiny Pokemon Review”

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