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    I'm sorry for not be active, but I'm back now... Seems like I missed a good bit too.
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    Hi Wartiger97, nice to meet you
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    @RocketToTheMoon Nice to meet you too I hope you enjoy your time here.

    So what all have I missed gang?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketToTheMoon View Post
    Hi Wartiger97, nice to meet you
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    @RocketToTheMoon Nice to meet you too I hope you enjoy your time here.

    So what all have I missed gang?
    I don't think that you have probably missed much. Things have been kinda slow around here lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glover View Post
    And in other news, proving I'm older than most of ya'll, I'm yoasting 21 today. But not too hard, cause I have to work tonight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid87 View Post
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    So... 3D pokemon games. Gen 6. Anyone else excited?

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    Uh... yeah? Fire fox for a starter, one that's shaping up to be fire/psychic? It's basically an Athena that I can bring into wifi matches. How can this not be perfection?

    Also, as I was saying in the fb group, one does not simply NOT call this legendary the Night Walker...



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    Hello all! I know I really don't post much, but I check in from time to time. I'm really excited for Gen 6, and now my 3DS has more purpose At first, I really like the Y legendary, but I'm still very intriguied by the X legend. Any ideas on these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charze View Post
    Hello all! I know I really don't post much, but I check in from time to time. I'm really excited for Gen 6, and now my 3DS has more purpose At first, I really like the Y legendary, but I'm still very intriguied by the X legend. Any ideas on these?
    They both seem really cool. I can't really tell what type the X will be... I'm guessing that at least one of the types for Y will be flying.

    Anyway, the starters look pretty good too. Maybe the fire one, which I'm definitely using for my first play through, won't be fighting this time. I guess if it is I could use it in my gym, but is it really worth it? Just so the Vulpix/Fennekin comparisons stop, I'm hoping it keeps just one tail, hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaziken10285 View Post
    They both seem really cool. I can't really tell what type the X will be... I'm guessing that at least one of the types for Y will be flying.

    Anyway, the starters look pretty good too. Maybe the fire one, which I'm definitely using for my first play through, won't be fighting this time. I guess if it is I could use it in my gym, but is it really worth it? Just so the Vulpix/Fennekin comparisons stop, I'm hoping it keeps just one tail, hahaha
    Funny, my first thought was OMG A FLAREON THAT CAN ACTUALLY HIT!

    I'm toying with the idea of this playthrough being done as Janie, not Glover, but then I run into probs with Mah gym and I'm really not one for dual gaming, so I dunno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glover View Post
    Funny, my first thought was OMG A FLAREON THAT CAN ACTUALLY HIT!

    I'm toying with the idea of this playthrough being done as Janie, not Glover, but then I run into probs with Mah gym and I'm really not one for dual gaming, so I dunno.
    HAHAHA, it does look like a new Flareon! (Plot twist: That's the new Eeveelution!)
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    I for one think that these new games are epicly awsome and can't wait to get them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaziken10285 View Post
    HAHAHA, it does look like a new Flareon! (Plot twist: That's the new Eeveelution!)
    Hmm, so it'd be part of a four evolution then? *mindblown*
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    I was talking in the Legendary discussion yesterday about what the legends might be inspired by for this region. Most fans seem to think that they'll be Norse, if only because some early responder said "OMFG, Xerneas is in front of a tree, it must be Yggdrasil!!1!1!!!" and other people started filling in the gaps. As cool as that would be... I think that may not be the case. See, if the region is based off France, as what seems to be the case, then that means it was in territory that was decidedly Celtic, and not remotely Nordic. So I think that Xerneas is a nod to Cernunnous, the Celtic Horned God, an embodiment of life, nature and male fertility (okay, maybe not so much the last one in a kids' game...). Cernunnous had many aspects throughout Europe, everything from Lugh of the Long Spear, Herne the Hunter, the Green Man, and of course, the European stag.

    I think the theory carries weight considering the spread of a horned deity throughout Europe, and the only reason we know Cernunous's attributed name is through the Pillar of the Boatmen, which is an ancient stone relic that is a remnant from Roman-occupied Gaul. Guess what's now on the land the township where the pillar is from occupied? You guessed it, Paris. What a lot of people don't realize is that yes, while many Celts did cross the sea to Ireland, and many Celtic traditions took root there, the Celts were a really widespread race that covered most of western Europe (hence the countless depictions of Cernunnous in neolithic art). So, when I see a majestic stag-creature in a natural, idyllic setting, especially with French overtones, I'm going to think Cernunnous. And then, of course, there's the name's phonetic reading, whose similarities speak for itself.

    As to Yvetal, that was a bit harder to bridge. However, after a bit of thought, I realized it could be a parallel to the Morrigan, a Celtic crow goddess, with ties to war, death and winter. Because Yvetal has a much more chaotic appearance than Xerneas does, one can draw the connection between war and death, while Xerneas has the aspect of life and nature. The Morrigan is from a "later" pantheon of Celtic deities, when things became a little more personified and less of a natural spirit thing, but I still think the theory carries some weight.

    So, what do you guys think? Yggdrasil and Norse mythology, or Celtic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feralninja View Post
    I was talking in the Legendary discussion yesterday about what the legends might be inspired by for this region. Most fans seem to think that they'll be Norse, if only because some early responder said "OMFG, Xerneas is in front of a tree, it must be Yggdrasil!!1!1!!!" and other people started filling in the gaps. As cool as that would be... I think that may not be the case. See, if the region is based off France, as what seems to be the case, then that means it was in territory that was decidedly Celtic, and not remotely Nordic. So I think that Xerneas is a nod to Cernunnous, the Celtic Horned God, an embodiment of life, nature and male fertility (okay, maybe not so much the last one in a kids' game...). Cernunnous had many aspects throughout Europe, everything from Lugh of the Long Spear, Herne the Hunter, the Green Man, and of course, the European stag.

    I think the theory carries weight considering the spread of a horned deity throughout Europe, and the only reason we know Cernunous's attributed name is through the Pillar of the Boatmen, which is an ancient stone relic that is a remnant from Roman-occupied Gaul. Guess what's now on the land the township where the pillar is from occupied? You guessed it, Paris. What a lot of people don't realize is that yes, while many Celts did cross the sea to Ireland, and many Celtic traditions took root there, the Celts were a really widespread race that covered most of western Europe (hence the countless depictions of Cernunnous in neolithic art). So, when I see a majestic stag-creature in a natural, idyllic setting, especially with French overtones, I'm going to think Cernunnous. And then, of course, there's the name's phonetic reading, whose similarities speak for itself.

    As to Yvetal, that was a bit harder to bridge. However, after a bit of thought, I realized it could be a parallel to the Morrigan, a Celtic crow goddess, with ties to war, death and winter. Because Yvetal has a much more chaotic appearance than Xerneas does, one can draw the connection between war and death, while Xerneas has the aspect of life and nature. The Morrigan is from a "later" pantheon of Celtic deities, when things became a little more personified and less of a natural spirit thing, but I still think the theory carries some weight.

    So, what do you guys think? Yggdrasil and Norse mythology, or Celtic?

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    I wish that I knew more than I did on these myths. (I guess now would be a good opportunity!) In regards to what you said, I'm leaning toward Celtic. One aspect that hasn't been approached yet is the giver and taker of lives. Life is about as big as some of the other box legendaries, and genders could be one idea that the names refer to. So, with that being said, Xerneas could be the one who creates life, while Yvetal could be the alter ego, the destroyer of this life, death.
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    Though I think Death is a little bit of a heavy concept for a Pokemon game, or at least the overarching idealism, I do see them as something like that. Unfortunately, Celtic myths aren't really good on the whole dichotomy of life and death thing (but then, neither are the Norse, so...). Cernunnous is as much a god of life as he is of death, and even then god is the wrong word and...
    *fifteen minutes of theoretical babble cut for your convenience*
    ... which means that Xerneas as Cernunnous would make a lot of sense as a guardian of nature, and since he has been depicted in almost Edenic settings. Due to the geography of the supposed region, his being the Green Man of the forest would make a lot of sense. And the Morrigan, while being a harbringer of death, is also more closely associated with chaos, i.e. the chaos of the battleground. But Cernunnous also represents the unpredictability of nature. I think I just need to know more about these legendaries, because they have the opportunity to be crazy deep and compelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feralninja View Post
    Though I think Death is a little bit of a heavy concept for a Pokemon game, or at least the overarching idealism, I do see them as something like that. Unfortunately, Celtic myths aren't really good on the whole dichotomy of life and death thing (but then, neither are the Norse, so...). Cernunnous is as much a god of life as he is of death, and even then god is the wrong word and...
    *fifteen minutes of theoretical babble cut for your convenience*
    ... which means that Xerneas as Cernunnous would make a lot of sense as a guardian of nature, and since he has been depicted in almost Edenic settings. Due to the geography of the supposed region, his being the Green Man of the forest would make a lot of sense. And the Morrigan, while being a harbringer of death, is also more closely associated with chaos, i.e. the chaos of the battleground. But Cernunnous also represents the unpredictability of nature. I think I just need to know more about these legendaries, because they have the opportunity to be crazy deep and compelling.
    Yeah, death is a heavy concept for Pokemon. Maybe they'll take the game differences to the max in this. In one game have a lush forest and in another have something harsher, like a desert. That's is a huge difference, but I guess it could happen. Maybe the area where the box legend is found. I could also see both gen. 5 trios appear, the musketeers in X with Xerneas since they seem to be trying to protect serenity and the genies in Y with Yveltal because they are more driven to harsh conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feralninja View Post
    Though I think Death is a little bit of a heavy concept for a Pokemon game, or at least the overarching idealism, I do see them as something like that. Unfortunately, Celtic myths aren't really good on the whole dichotomy of life and death thing (but then, neither are the Norse, so...). Cernunnous is as much a god of life as he is of death, and even then god is the wrong word and...
    *fifteen minutes of theoretical babble cut for your convenience*
    ... which means that Xerneas as Cernunnous would make a lot of sense as a guardian of nature, and since he has been depicted in almost Edenic settings. Due to the geography of the supposed region, his being the Green Man of the forest would make a lot of sense. And the Morrigan, while being a harbringer of death, is also more closely associated with chaos, i.e. the chaos of the battleground. But Cernunnous also represents the unpredictability of nature. I think I just need to know more about these legendaries, because they have the opportunity to be crazy deep and compelling.
    Death might be too heavy, but between Giratina's Hades inspired underworld and the OMNOMNOMivorous Kyurem that basically possesed Zek/Resh, there's certainly room for them to pull it off. I'm curious where you're hearing about the French overtones, but those threads move goo quickly for thetime i jave to read so I may have missed something. It may end being that both are right, and that Nintendo takes a blend of european based cultures. The Yggdrasil myth deer is about pooping out the leaves of the tree of life and spreading new life, so mashing that into a fertility god, w en though it'll send a million aspiring lorists into unassailin, tortous, depression, isn't that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glover View Post
    Death might be too heavy, but between Giratina's Hades inspired underworld and the OMNOMNOMivorous Kyurem that basically possesed Zek/Resh, there's certainly room for them to pull it off. I'm curious where you're hearing about the French overtones, but those threads move goo quickly for thetime i jave to read so I may have missed something. It may end being that both are right, and that Nintendo takes a blend of european based cultures. The Yggdrasil myth deer is about pooping out the leaves of the tree of life and spreading new life, so mashing that into a fertility god, w en though it'll send a million aspiring lorists into unassailin, tortous, depression, isn't that
    Maybe a blend would work, but that could possibly be two generations worth of legendary Pokemon hypothetically if they focus on one. They probably could find a way to interpret death, or something close, in a way that would be appropriate for the main fan base of the series if they wanted to, seeing as how they have made some of the other legends, like you said. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

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    I was on Serebii combing the archives of my poor, neglected fan fiction for some stuff to share with someone I'm trying to impress, and I figured I should stop by and say hi! I assure you guys, I have not forgotten about this group, I just do most of my watching of it from Facebook. Going back to Gunnison tomorrow, but I spent a lot of this break getting a decent battling team set up on White 2. If my insane schedule doesn't cripple me next semester, I'll be happy to battle. Pester me on Facebook if you're interested!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryker View Post
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    So am I the only one who vastly prefers Triple Battles to any of the others? What's everyone's favorite kind of battle and why?

    I like Triple because I feel it adds a LOT more variety and thought to battling. It gives the players a slew of options on every turn, and gives me a sense of, I dunno, "teamwork" in my party. Like my pokemon aren't just individuals getting sent out to do a specific job; they have to cover for each other and try to work around each others' weaknesses. But it seems like no one else enjoys Triples.


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    I like all 3 inds of battles: singles, doubles and triples. It's fun coming up with combos for attacks when you have multiple Pokemon on the field.

    And I'm a little confused by the whole discussion about "death" abve, but my thoughts on it relating to Pokemon: they don't go together well. I mean, Lavender Town seemed so out of place in RBGY. It didn't fit in with the whole "kids' game" rep. I think Darkrai was less about death and more about wreaking havoc on the living, whereas Giratina...yeah, I have no excuse for him.
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