Lots of posts to quote and so little time. Here goes nothing.
There are few rules that make a bird the regional bird:
1. It should be readily available. This doesn't mean like the first Pokemon available should be regional bird. It simply means an easy to find Pokemon.
2. It should be a flying type. It doesn't matter if it is Normal type or not.
3. It should be available in its localized in all circumstances(This one is important). This means the availability of the bird should not be hindered but weather, time of day or any in-game event.
4. It shouldn't require any special method to appear.
5. It should be available in most number of location when compared to other flying types of that region.
These are all that makes a Pokemon regional bird. These are fan made rules and I am sure many people here know about them. Fan made rules are important
similar to religion, you don't know the person who made the rules yet you follow them in order to remain a part of community.
I don't think I am the only one who knows that Pidgey line is the regional bird of Johto as well as Kanto because of the above mentioned rules.
I just call them the first bird.
Since they all happen to be the first bird you see and can catch.
Ash should by all means evolve pignite before BW is over. Boldore sould be traded for another trade evolver, Scraggy can evolve in a future filler arc.
Last edited by LizardonX; 5th March 2013 at 10:50 PM.
They all share that they're all obtainable early in the game and they're at the beginning of their respective regional pokedex and the entire line is Normal/Flying. I do agree that in the first generation you could see Spearow as one too, however this can't be said about other generations and so it is obvious that there is such thing as a regional bird, at least to me.
Just like someone else said that every region has a Normal type rodent (Rattata, Sentret, Zigzagoon, Bidoof, Patrat) and that every region has an electric rodent like pokemon with the round cheeks.(pikachu, pichu, plusle/minun, pachirisu, emolga)
Now that I think of it. Ash should capture a rodent com mon. He has all of the first birds, but none of the small animals like ratata or zizagoon or bidoof.
What is up with all the constant chastising of Snivy and Oshawott? I am sure they can both beat a Watchog, unless it is deemed a special one. I guarantee if that was Cameron's 6th pokemon, Snivy or Unfezant would have easily defeated it before losing to Riolu/Lucario, which is what probably should have happened actually.
Also, I highly doubt Ash will catch a sableye. If he does, wooo, but i just can't see it.
I think the constant bickering toward Snivy and Oshawott is a result of people being upset they never evolved. I will forever love and root for those two, although I really do wish they evolved.
Last edited by jrizza88; 6th March 2013 at 5:42 AM.
And I will obligate ciccone. Hell no to snivy slaying Trip, she shouldn't even be used because levanny is so much better. Who can win battles without using the auto win button known as attract, which ash was also pretty dumb not to use on riolu/lucario. That more than anything proved he wanted to lose.
I see someone trying to serve truth tea in a post but it seems like its not actually truth tea, got it mixed with troll tea it seems.
Last edited by Pepsi_Plunge; 6th March 2013 at 6:04 AM.
I remember a month ago,or more...there was an article about the game developers moving to a cold region...Iceland or the South Pole...I don't remember.One of them said that Ash would become more depressed...?Do you guys remember the article?Does anyone have the link?
Who can honestly put Snivy in the same category with Oshawott in terms of how much it is used!? Snivy pops up more often than the reserves, granted but it could appear every episode between now and Ash dumping her to go to the Gen 6 region and still not yet have as many appearances as Oshawott.
The really irritating is that for all of Oshawott's appearances that have been a huge factor in the majority of other team members getting hardly any screentime, there has been very little meaningful development. He just pops up to act daft, loses and then goes away. At least when Infernape, Sceptile and Charizard have hogged in the past they have been highly developed (particularly the two fire-types) and have fully EVOLVED! I just see all the time Oshawott as had as a waste considering his evolutionary form and moveset alongside a sheer lack of progression. The same is kind of true of Snivy but she hasn't had half of the screentime Osahwott has had.
At least with Bulbasaur we knew why he didn't evolve, even if I still hated the fact. He still was shown as strong also. With Oshawott and Snivy there has been no explanation for them being so disgracefully unevolved so late in the game.
Oak's Lab: x30
Advice to the writers for the 6th Gen:
1. Give a fair distribution of screentime and battles- No Pika-Hogging.
2. Give Ash as many Pokemon as you will bother with, and no more.
3. Evolution is nothing to be scared of. Especially evolve Starters, please!