Pokémon of the Week: Eevee

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I apologize for not posting ‘Pokémon of the Week’ last week. Just been busy with life and all of its hazards.

This week’s ‘Pokémon of the Week’ is Eevee, which was suggested by mk109 (check out their blog!).

Eevee is the Evolution Pokémon; apropos.

Eevee is the Evolution Pokémon; apropos. (Source)

Eevee is a unique Pokémon for eight reasons, but we’ll get to that in a minute.  Eevee is a normal type Pokémon, which means it has a weakness to fighting type moves, and an immunity to ghost type moves. It can learn a slew of normal type moves, which are not that great of moves. Even Eevee’s egg moves are subpar at best moves, but the moves Eevee can use are not important to Eevee at all. Eevee is a cute little Pokémon that would make a tremendous pet in the Pokémon universe or ours.

What is unique about Eevee, other than the aforementioned eight reasons, is that (up until Generation Five) you could not catch an Eevee in the wild – Castelia Park Black 2 & White 2. Eevee can normally only be ‘found’ as a gift, bought at the game corner in Gold and Silver (and their remakes), or bred from Eevee (or its evolutions). In Generation six, Eevee can be found in the wild on route 10. I made sure to snag one before I moved on in the game!

Here is a brief description of Eevee from Bulbapedia:

Eevee is a mammalian, quadruped creature with primarily brown fur. The tip of its bushy tail and its large furry collar are cream-colored. It has short, slender legs with three small toes and a pink paw pad on each foot. Eevee has brown eyes, long pointed ears, and a small black nose. This Pokémon is rarely found in the wild, and is mostly only found in cities and towns. However, Eevee is said to have an irregularly shaped genetic structure that allows it to adapt to many different kinds of environments. Eventually, Eevee may evolve to better suit its surroundings. According toPokémon Mystery Dungeon, Eevee has a naive personality. This means that it is childlike, playful, and friendly.

‘Eevee may evolve to better suit its surroundings.’ Hmm. Guess I should not hold it off any longer considering it is the most important part of Eevee. Eevee can evolve into eight different Pokémon, by far more than any other Pokémon. Each evolution is unique as well. Here are Eevee’s eight possible evolutions and how it evolves into that particular Pokémon (from Bulbapedia):

  • Vaporeon when exposed to a Water Stone.
  • Jolteon when exposed to a Thunder Stone.
  • Flareon when exposed to a Fire Stone.
  • Espeon when leveled up with high friendship during the daytime, includingmorning (Generation II onward, excludes areas with a Moss Rock or Ice Rock), or when leveled up with a Sun Shard in the Bag.
  • Umbreon when leveled up with high friendship during the nighttime (Generation IIonward, excludes areas with a Moss Rock or Ice Rock), or when leveled up with a Moon Shard in the Bag.
  • Leafeon when leveled up near a Moss Rock (Generation IV onward).
  • Glaceon when leveled up near an Ice Rock (Generation IV onward).
  • Sylveon when leveled up with a Fairy-type move and 2 Affection hearts inPokémon-Amie (Generation VI onward, excludes areas with a Moss Rock or Ice Rock).
Visual representation on what it takes to evolve Eevee into all of its evolutions

Visual representation on what it takes to evolve Eevee into all of its evolutions from Bulbapedia.

Each evolution is a single type , and the only types remaining to become an ‘Eeveelution’ are:

  • Fighting
  • Flying
  • Poison
  • Ground
  • Rock
  • Bug
  • Ghost
  • Steel
  • Dragon
  • And technically an Eeveelution that is Normal (think of just a bigger Eevee if this were to happen)
  • It is not a type, but there is not a ‘Mega Evolution’ of Eevee (or any of its evolutions)

With the reveal of Sylveon (fairy type), many Pokémon fans speculated that there would be another new Eeveelution that would be paired with Sylveon since Eeveelutions (aside from the original three) came in pairs. Alas, Sylveon is the only Eeveelution in Generation Six and is the only new evolution for a previous generation Pokémon!

As usual I include artwork from deviantArt and remember it is all their credit. This week its The-pink-vodka (CHECK OUT THEIR PAGE!) with an adorable painting of Eevee and Pikachu!

Thanks for reading! I appreciate it. Tell all your Pokémon loving friends!

(Also check out my buds Sablei’s blog and mk109’s blog)

If you have any requests for Pokémon of the Week that have not been used let please let me know in the comments section!

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Helpful Pokémon X/Y Guide (Repost)

I am just reposting a guide I found on reddit, so those that did not see it get to see it now. The ‘reblog’ button is not working for some reason, so I figured this would work just the same. The original post (which is just this entire post below) can be found here.

As usual I found a goldmine on reddit.

Here is the large guide for Pokémon X/Y on reddit, but I will include a few important links below with one or two copy and paste jobs from the important links incase reddit is blocked from the current computer you are using. /u/mspaint_exe compiled the links on reddit; he receives all the credit for doing that.

Why couldn't this little cutie get a real evolution? (It still may get a mega evolution, though; source: Bulbapedia)

Why couldn’t this little cutie get a real evolution? (It still may get a mega evolution, though; source: Bulbapedia)

Kalos Pokemart Guide by /u/fleetfonzies (all credit to him; these are his words not mine – thank him on reddit if you have an account):

I looked online for some sort of guide to what shops offered which items, and as I found nothing I decided to make one myself. All marts offer the same basic items depending on how far you are in the game, but in certain towns you can purchase specialty items from the right-hand clerk.

All prices listed here are standard and do not factor in Bargain Power (O-Power).

The marts in Central Lumiose, Camphrier, Ambrette, Geosenge, Dendemille, Couriway, and the Pokemon League do not sell any specialty items.

Battle Items and Vitamins

SANTALUNE LAVERRE
X Speed, 350 Protein, 9800
X Attack, 500 Iron, 9800
X Defense, 550 Calcium, 9800
Guard Spec, 700 Zinc, 9800
Dire Hit, 650 Carbos, 9800
X Accuracy, 950 HP Up, 9800
X Sp. Atk, 350
X Sp. Def, 350

Balls

*Snowbelle City Mart sells all seven of these balls at the listed prices.

NORTH LUMIOSE CYLLAGE COUMARINE
Heal Ball, 300 Net Ball, 1000 Quick Ball, 1000
Net Ball, 1000 Nest Ball, 1000 Timer Ball, 1000
Nest Ball, 1000 Dusk Ball, 1000 Repeat Ball, 1000

Coumarine is also where you can find every type of Incense for 9600 each. Ride the monorail to get to the merchant. Next to him you will find a stand that offers one free random berry everyday.

TMs

SOUTH LUMIOSE SHALOUR ANISTAR KILOUDE
TM78 Bulldoze, 10000 TM28 Dig, 10000 TM14 Blizzard, 70000 TM50 Overheat, 80000
TM76 Struggle Bug, 10000 TM84 Poison Jab, 10000 TM25 Thunder, 70000 TM93 Wild Charge, 50000
TM75 Swords Dance, 10000 TM20 Safeguard, 30000 TM38 Fire Blast, 70000 TM68 Giga Impact, 90000
TM11 Sunny Day, 50000 TM07 Hail, 50000 TM52 Focus Blast, 70000 TM33 Reflect, 30000
TM18 Rain Dance, 50000 TM37 Sandstorm, 50000 TM15 Hyper Beam, 90000 TM16 Light Screen, 30000

*South Lumiose is also where you can find the PokeMiles merchant.

There are also several shops outside of the Marts where you can get specialty items. Here are a few you can find in Lumiose City:

NORTH BLVD AUTUMNAL AVE VERNAL PLAZA
Lumiose Bakery Pokeball Boutique Herboriste
Menu changes. Quick Ball, 1000 Heal Powder, 450
Dive Ball, 1000 Energy Powder, 500
Timer Ball, 1000 Energy Root, 800
Premier Ball, 200 Revival Herb, 2800
Heal Ball, 300 Stone Emporium
Net Ball, 1000 Fire Stone, 2100
Dusk Ball, 1000 Water Stone, 2100
Repeat Ball, 1000 Leaf Stone, 2100
Luxury Ball, 1000
Berry Juice Shoppe
Menu changes daily.

The old man in purple in the right corner of the Stone Emporium will sell you a different Kanto Starter Mega Stone every day, starting at 1,000,000. His prices change depending on your style rating.

This site offers a nice full guide to Lumiose City, so check that out for information on Cafes and Boutiques.

BATTLE MAISON

The Battle Maison is located in Kiloude City. All items are purchased with Battle Points (BP), which you can earn participating in Maison battles.

VITAMINS (2) POWER ITEMS (16) HOLD ITEMS (16) HOLD ITEMS (32) HOLD ITEMS (48) EVOLUTION ITEMS (32)
Protein Power Bracer Toxic Orb White Herb Wise Glasses Protector
Calcium Power Belt Flame Orb Power Herb Choice Specs Whipped Dream
Iron Power Lens Absorb Bulb Scope Lens Sachet
Zinc Power Band Cell Battery Zoom Lens Electirizer
Carbos Power Anklet Red Card Wide Lens Magmarizer
HP UP Power Weight Eject Button Muscle Band Reaper Cloth
Weakness Policy Focus Band Up-Grade
Ring Target Choice Band Dubious Disc
Choice Scarf
Assault Vest
Focus Sash
Razor Claw
Razor Fang
Bright Powder
Life Orb
Iron Ball
Air Balloon
Binding Band
Safety Goggles
Rare Candy

There is also an Ability Capsule for 200 BP.

TMS COST
TM48 Round 16
TM59 Incinerate 16
TM87 Swagger 24
TM60 Quash 24
TM05 Roar 24
TM23 Smack Down 32
TM34 Sludge Wave 32
TM51 Steel Wing 32
TM64 Explosion 48
TM67 Retaliate 48
TM72 Volt Switch 48
TM85 Dream Eater 48

POKEMILES

In the South Lumiose Pokemon Center, an old man in a suit will trade you prizes for PokeMiles. You can earn PokeMiles by participating in trades. I’ve been told that if you use Game Sync, you can get the prizes for half price.

PRIZE COST
Berry Juice 10
MooMoo Milk 20
Full Heal 30
Max Repel 35
Hyper Potion 60
Ultra Ball 60
Ether 120
Max Potion 125
Full Restore 300
Max Revive 400
Rare Candy 500
PP Up 1000

X/Y Exclusives by /u/Kelaos‘s friend

Location of All Mega Stones by /u/oscc (again thank /u/oscc if you have a reddit account; all credit to /u/oscc):

Abomasite

This is given to you when you save Abomasnow in Frost Cavern.

Absolite

You will get this stone when you defeat your rival in Kiloud City in the postgame.

Aerodactylite

This one is in Ambrette Town, where you’ll get it from a scientist in the Fossil Lab. The scientist is located on the right side of the lab.

Aggronite

This one is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon Y. When you enter Cyllage Gym, go to the right and climb the first wall, then climb the next wall on the right. It is on the ground around the corner.

Alakazite

This one is found at night. Find this Mega Stone on B3F of the Reflecting Cave in the postgame.

Ampharosite

Go in Azure Bay and you’ll find an old man on an island who will give this to you. The man is standing next to a fisherman and the island is just south of the Sea Spirits Den entrance.

Banettite

Find it in the Chamber of Emptiness at night.

Blastoisenite

When you get to choose one of the former starter Pokemon from Professor Sycamore, pick Squirtle and you’ll get this Mega Stone. If you didn’t get it from him, you will be able to buy it from a man in the Stone Emporium in Lumiose City in the postgame. It costs 150,000 and is only available every three days.

Blazikenite

You get this from the event Torchic. You need to go to the main menu and choose Mystery Gift. Select Receive Gift, then Via Internet and you’ll get the Torchic after visiting talking to the woman to the left of the desk in any Pokemon Center. It’s holding the Blazikenite.

Charizardite X/Y

When you get to choose one of the former starter Pokemon from Professor Sycamore, pick Charmander and you’ll get this Mega Stone. Depending on the version of the game you have, you’ll receive either the X or Y version of the stone. If you didn’t get it from him, you will be able to buy it from a man in the Stone Emporium in Lumiose City in the postgame. It costs 150,000 and is only available every three days.

Garchompite

This one is found at night. You’ll find this one near a small tower near the end of Victory Road. The tower is behind a wall that needs to be destroyed by Rock Smash.

Gardevoirite

Find Diantha in Lumiose City, who is in a small cafe (Cafe Soleil). Trade any Pokemon with her to get a Ralts with the stone.

Gengarite

A black-haired woman will give you this in Lavarre City.

Gyaradosite

You can find this one at night. It’s in the southeastern section of Couriway Town. There are three small waterfalls and this stone is in the middle one.

Heracronite

This one is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon Y. It’s found in some tall grass in Santalune Forest, near the Route 2 exit/entrance.

Houndoominite

This stone is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon Y. In Route 16, there is a spot where two skaters are going around a rock formation. The stone is on the ground on the southern side.

Kangaskhanite

This one is found at night. Go inside Glittering Cave and take the first right. The stone will be found at the dead end.

Lucarionite

After defeating Korrina at the Tower of Mastery, she’ll give you this.

Manectite

This stone is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon X. In Route 16, there is a spot where two skaters are going around a rock formation. The stone is on the ground on the southern side.

Mawilite

This one is found at night. When you enter Shabboneau Castle, go to the left and use the stairs to get to the second floor. The stone is on the ground just north of the western staircase.

Medichanite

This one is found at night. It can be found in Lavarre City, by a well.

Mewtwonite X/Y

The stone you receive depends on the version of the game you have. You’ll get the stone when you capture Mewtwo in the cave west of Pokemon Village.

Pinsirite

This one is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon X. It’s found in some tall grass in Santalune Forest, near the Route 2 exit/entrance.

Scizorite

This one is found at night. It can be found behind the Abomasnow in Frost Cavern.

Tyranitarite

This one is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon X. When you enter Cyllage Gym, go to the right and climb the first wall, then climb the next wall on the right. It is on the ground around the corner.

Venusaurite

When you get to choose one of the former starter Pokemon from Professor Sycamore, pick Ivysaur and you’ll get this Mega Stone. If you didn’t get it from him, you will be able to buy it from a man in the Stone Emporium in Lumiose City in the postgame. It costs 300,000 and is only available every three days.

List and Location of all HMs and TMs on Serebii.net

How to catch Moltres/Zapdos/Articuno by /u/ssbberggren

Those few I believe are important to the gameplay and to most of the people playing Pokémon X/Y. If you have another question that doesn’t seem to have a guide on this post please click the link at the top of the page that will guide you to the main guide list on reddit. If that link does not work for you I can just post the entire link section with at least some of the information from them so I do not create a huge post.

Great Guide For Pokémon X/Y Found On Reddit

As usual I found a goldmine on reddit.

Here is the large guide for Pokémon X/Y on reddit, but I will include a few important links below with one or two copy and paste jobs from the important links incase reddit is blocked from the current computer you are using. /u/mspaint_exe compiled the links on reddit; he receives all the credit for doing that.

Shame we can't use Pikachu as a mount in Pokémon X/Y.

Shame we can’t use Pikachu as a mount in Pokémon X/Y.

Kalos Pokemart Guide by /u/fleetfonzies (all credit to him; these are his words not mine – thank him on reddit if you have an account):

I looked online for some sort of guide to what shops offered which items, and as I found nothing I decided to make one myself. All marts offer the same basic items depending on how far you are in the game, but in certain towns you can purchase specialty items from the right-hand clerk.

All prices listed here are standard and do not factor in Bargain Power (O-Power).

The marts in Central Lumiose, Camphrier, Ambrette, Geosenge, Dendemille, Couriway, and the Pokemon League do not sell any specialty items.

Battle Items and Vitamins

SANTALUNE LAVERRE
X Speed, 350 Protein, 9800
X Attack, 500 Iron, 9800
X Defense, 550 Calcium, 9800
Guard Spec, 700 Zinc, 9800
Dire Hit, 650 Carbos, 9800
X Accuracy, 950 HP Up, 9800
X Sp. Atk, 350
X Sp. Def, 350

Balls

*Snowbelle City Mart sells all seven of these balls at the listed prices.

NORTH LUMIOSE CYLLAGE COUMARINE
Heal Ball, 300 Net Ball, 1000 Quick Ball, 1000
Net Ball, 1000 Nest Ball, 1000 Timer Ball, 1000
Nest Ball, 1000 Dusk Ball, 1000 Repeat Ball, 1000

Coumarine is also where you can find every type of Incense for 9600 each. Ride the monorail to get to the merchant. Next to him you will find a stand that offers one free random berry everyday.

TMs

SOUTH LUMIOSE SHALOUR ANISTAR KILOUDE
TM78 Bulldoze, 10000 TM28 Dig, 10000 TM14 Blizzard, 70000 TM50 Overheat, 80000
TM76 Struggle Bug, 10000 TM84 Poison Jab, 10000 TM25 Thunder, 70000 TM93 Wild Charge, 50000
TM75 Swords Dance, 10000 TM20 Safeguard, 30000 TM38 Fire Blast, 70000 TM68 Giga Impact, 90000
TM11 Sunny Day, 50000 TM07 Hail, 50000 TM52 Focus Blast, 70000 TM33 Reflect, 30000
TM18 Rain Dance, 50000 TM37 Sandstorm, 50000 TM15 Hyper Beam, 90000 TM16 Light Screen, 30000

*South Lumiose is also where you can find the PokeMiles merchant.

There are also several shops outside of the Marts where you can get specialty items. Here are a few you can find in Lumiose City:

NORTH BLVD AUTUMNAL AVE VERNAL PLAZA
Lumiose Bakery Pokeball Boutique Herboriste
Menu changes. Quick Ball, 1000 Heal Powder, 450
Dive Ball, 1000 Energy Powder, 500
Timer Ball, 1000 Energy Root, 800
Premier Ball, 200 Revival Herb, 2800
Heal Ball, 300 Stone Emporium
Net Ball, 1000 Fire Stone, 2100
Dusk Ball, 1000 Water Stone, 2100
Repeat Ball, 1000 Leaf Stone, 2100
Luxury Ball, 1000
Berry Juice Shoppe
Menu changes daily.

The old man in purple in the right corner of the Stone Emporium will sell you a different Kanto Starter Mega Stone every day, starting at 1,000,000. His prices change depending on your style rating.

This site offers a nice full guide to Lumiose City, so check that out for information on Cafes and Boutiques.

BATTLE MAISON

The Battle Maison is located in Kiloude City. All items are purchased with Battle Points (BP), which you can earn participating in Maison battles.

Vitamins (2) Power Items (16) Hold Items (16) Hold Items (32) Hold Items (48) Evolution Items (32)
Protein Power Bracer Toxic Orb White Herb Wise Glasses Protector
Calcium Power Belt Flame Orb Power Herb Choice Specs Whipped Dream
Iron Power Lens Absorb Bulb Scope Lens Sachet
Zinc Power Band Cell Battery Zoom Lens Electirizer
Carbos Power Anklet Red Card Wide Lens Magmarizer
HP UP Power Weight Eject Button Muscle Band Reaper Cloth
Weakness Policy Focus Band Up-Grade
Ring Target Choice Band Dubious Disc
Choice Scarf
Assault Vest
Focus Sash
Razor Claw
Razor Fang
Bright Powder
Life Orb
Iron Ball
Air Balloon
Binding Band
Safety Goggles
Rare Candy

There is also an Ability Capsule for 200 BP.

TMs Cost
TM48 Round 16
TM59 Incinerate 16
TM87 Swagger 24
TM60 Quash 24
TM05 Roar 24
TM23 Smack Down 32
TM34 Sludge Wave 32
TM51 Steel Wing 32
TM64 Explosion 48
TM67 Retaliate 48
TM72 Volt Switch 48
TM85 Dream Eater 48

POKEMILES

In the South Lumiose Pokemon Center, an old man in a suit will trade you prizes for PokeMiles. You can earn PokeMiles by participating in trades. I’ve been told that if you use Game Sync, you can get the prizes for half price.

Prize Cost
Berry Juice 10
MooMoo Milk 20
Full Heal 30
Max Repel 35
Hyper Potion 60
Ultra Ball 60
Ether 120
Max Potion 125
Full Restore 300
Max Revive 400
Rare Candy 500
PP Up 1000

X/Y Exclusives by /u/Kelaos‘s friend

Location of All Mega Stones by /u/oscc (again thank /u/oscc if you have a reddit account; all credit to /u/oscc):

Abomasite

This is given to you when you save Abomasnow in Frost Cavern.

Absolite

You will get this stone when you defeat your rival in Kiloud City in the postgame.

Aerodactylite

This one is in Ambrette Town, where you’ll get it from a scientist in the Fossil Lab. The scientist is located on the right side of the lab.

Aggronite

This one is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon Y. When you enter Cyllage Gym, go to the right and climb the first wall, then climb the next wall on the right. It is on the ground around the corner.

Alakazite

This one is found at night. Find this Mega Stone on B3F of the Reflecting Cave in the postgame.

Ampharosite

Go in Azure Bay and you’ll find an old man on an island who will give this to you. The man is standing next to a fisherman and the island is just south of the Sea Spirits Den entrance.

Banettite

Find it in the Chamber of Emptiness at night.

Blastoisenite

When you get to choose one of the former starter Pokemon from Professor Sycamore, pick Squirtle and you’ll get this Mega Stone. If you didn’t get it from him, you will be able to buy it from a man in the Stone Emporium in Lumiose City in the postgame. It costs 150,000 and is only available every three days.

Blazikenite

You get this from the event Torchic. You need to go to the main menu and choose Mystery Gift. Select Receive Gift, then Via Internet and you’ll get the Torchic after visiting talking to the woman to the left of the desk in any Pokemon Center. It’s holding the Blazikenite.

Charizardite X/Y

When you get to choose one of the former starter Pokemon from Professor Sycamore, pick Charmander and you’ll get this Mega Stone. Depending on the version of the game you have, you’ll receive either the X or Y version of the stone. If you didn’t get it from him, you will be able to buy it from a man in the Stone Emporium in Lumiose City in the postgame. It costs 150,000 and is only available every three days.

Garchompite

This one is found at night. You’ll find this one near a small tower near the end of Victory Road. The tower is behind a wall that needs to be destroyed by Rock Smash.

Gardevoirite

Find Diantha in Lumiose City, who is in a small cafe (Cafe Soleil). Trade any Pokemon with her to get a Ralts with the stone.

Gengarite

A black-haired woman will give you this in Lavarre City.

Gyaradosite

You can find this one at night. It’s in the southeastern section of Couriway Town. There are three small waterfalls and this stone is in the middle one.

Heracronite

This one is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon Y. It’s found in some tall grass in Santalune Forest, near the Route 2 exit/entrance.

Houndoominite

This stone is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon Y. In Route 16, there is a spot where two skaters are going around a rock formation. The stone is on the ground on the southern side.

Kangaskhanite

This one is found at night. Go inside Glittering Cave and take the first right. The stone will be found at the dead end.

Lucarionite

After defeating Korrina at the Tower of Mastery, she’ll give you this.

Manectite

This stone is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon X. In Route 16, there is a spot where two skaters are going around a rock formation. The stone is on the ground on the southern side.

Mawilite

This one is found at night. When you enter Shabboneau Castle, go to the left and use the stairs to get to the second floor. The stone is on the ground just north of the western staircase.

Medichanite

This one is found at night. It can be found in Lavarre City, by a well.

Mewtwonite X/Y

The stone you receive depends on the version of the game you have. You’ll get the stone when you capture Mewtwo in the cave west of Pokemon Village.

Pinsirite

This one is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon X. It’s found in some tall grass in Santalune Forest, near the Route 2 exit/entrance.

Scizorite

This one is found at night. It can be found behind the Abomasnow in Frost Cavern.

Tyranitarite

This one is found at night and is exclusive to Pokemon X. When you enter Cyllage Gym, go to the right and climb the first wall, then climb the next wall on the right. It is on the ground around the corner.

Venusaurite

When you get to choose one of the former starter Pokemon from Professor Sycamore, pick Ivysaur and you’ll get this Mega Stone. If you didn’t get it from him, you will be able to buy it from a man in the Stone Emporium in Lumiose City in the postgame. It costs 300,000 and is only available every three days.

List and Location of all HMs and TMs on Serebii.net

How to catch Moltres/Zapdos/Articuno by /u/ssbberggren

Those few I believe are important to the gameplay and to most of the people playing Pokémon X/Y. If you have another question that doesn’t seem to have a guide on this post please click the link at the top of the page that will guide you to the main guide list on reddit. If that link does not work for you I can just post the entire link section with at least some of the information from them so I do not create a huge post.

Pokémon of the Week: Mewtwo!

Here are previous ‘Pokémon of the Week.’

THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS POST. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

In honor of the night before the official release of Pokémon X/Y I figured that the Pokémon with the richest backstory deserves some recognition on here. Also, Mewtwo got some sick mega evolutions!

Here is the Mewtwo that every knows, even the people that stopped playing Pokémon. (Source: Bulbapedia)

Here is the Mewtwo that every knows, even the people that stopped playing Pokémon. (Source: Bulbapedia)

Mewtwo is the third Pokémon from Generation 1 to be ‘Pokémon of the Week’ (Pikachu; Charizard), and only the second Legendary to be ‘Pokémon of the Week’ (Darkrai). I apologize if I come across as a ‘Genwunner,’ but I swear I am not! I just believe the Pokémon I have selected from Generation 1 are very important to the universe of Pokémon.

Mewtwo is a standalone Pokémon (in the traditional evolution sense) and is Psychic type Pokémon. Mewtwo is always a very high leveled Pokémon, unless hacked, so it adds to the immense power that Mewtwo has and exudes. It is weak to Dark-Type, Ghost-Type, and Bug-Type attacks, and is super effective against Fighting-Type and Poison-Type.

Here is Mewtwo’s backstory right from Bulbapedia:

According to the scientific logs found in the Pokémon Mansion of Cinnabar Island, Mewtwo was born of a pregnant Mew, found deep in the jungles of Guyana, whose embryo had been tampered with to alter its DNA. It was held and studied in the mansion where the scientists, including Blaine and Mr. Fuji, performed horrific gene-splicing experiments that made it vicious and extremely powerful. It eventually broke free of the Mansion, destroying it in the process, and fled. It can be encountered in Cerulean Cave, accessible only after a Trainer has proven his or her skill at the Indigo Plateau.

There is a longer explanation about Mewtwo and it’s back story but this will suffice for a short summary. It’s always humorous when Pokémon refers real world places (Guyana).

Still, though, Mewtwo’s life is one that came with a lot of unnecessary pain and anguish. I always felt horrible for Mewtwo, and wanted to be it’s friend so terribly. Alas, Mewtwo is just a sprite (sad face).

Mewtwo is being reignited in Generation Six with two mega evolutions.

Here is a quick explanation on how Mega Evolution works.

This is Mewtwo - X. It is Psychic/Fighting. (Photo Credit: Bulbapedia)

This is Mewtwo – X. It is Psychic/Fighting. (Photo Credit: Bulbapedia)

Mewtwo X can only be found in Pokémon X (go figure, huh?) and looks more like the original Mewtwo. Several Pokémon fans speculate that this Mewtwo Megalution is more genetically modified than the other, continuing the process of making Mewtwo stronger through science. The attack stat is boosted for Mewtwo X.

This is Mewtwo - Y. It is pure psychic type. (Photo Credit: Bulbapedia)

This is Mewtwo – Y. It is pure psychic type. (Photo Credit: Bulbapedia)

Here is Mewtwo Y. Unlike the other Megalution, this one does get an extra typing, but gets a boost in special attack. As speculated with the other Megalution, this Mewtwo Y seems to look more like Mew (what scientists were trying to create through cloning) and more ‘natural’ in the Pokémon world.

As I do every week I present an artist’s work from deviantArt on the ‘Pokémon of the Week’ and as always IT’S THEIR WORK – THEY DESERVE ALL CREDIT. This week’s artist is purplekecleon (check out their page!) and this picture gives a softer side to Mewtwo.

This is the least menacing I've ever seen Mewtwo! So cute. (Source: purplekecleon)

This is the least menacing I’ve ever seen Mewtwo! So cute. (Source: purplekecleon)

Well that’s it for today’s Pokémon post! I hope you had a great time reading it. Let me know of your opinion on Mewtwo or it’s Megalutions! Can’t wait to play X/Y tomorrow.

PokéFriday: Every NFL Team’s Logo As A Pokémon

I came across a thread on reddit yesterday and as soon as I saw the thread title I knew I would post it here on Friday.

It’s quite interesting if you’re a fan of the Pokémon series AND the NFL.  Some of the choices were ‘meh’, while some choices were great and unexpected choices.  Here are several of my personal favorites:

(Here is the source for all of these; I DO NOT OWN THESE NOR DID I MAKE THEM – ALL CREDIT GOES TOWARDS THE ARTIST.)

NFL Team: Chicago Bears Pokémon: Beartic

NFL Team: Chicago Bears Pokémon: Beartic

NFL Team: Cincinnati Bengals Pokémon: Raikou

NFL Team: Cincinnati Bengals Pokémon: Raikou

NFL Team: Detroit Lions Pokémon: Pyroar

NFL Team: Detroit Lions Pokémon: Pyroar

NFL Team: Green Bay Packers Pokémon: Pikachu

NFL Team: Green Bay Packers Pokémon: Pikachu

NFL Team: Miami Dolphins Pokémon: Finneon

NFL Team: Miami Dolphins Pokémon: Finneon

NFL Team: New York Giants Pokémon: Snorlax

NFL Team: New York Giants Pokémon: Snorlax

NFL Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pokémon: Duskull

NFL Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pokémon: Duskull

Are there any other NFL and Pokémon fans out there? Let me know what you think in the comments!

The artist, BKD, has set up an account on Red Bubble that allows you to buy t-shirts and other goodies from these designs!

Pokémon of the Week: Rotom!

Since the past two Pokémon of the Week have been Pikachu and Charizard, I think a non-generation one Pokémon deserves the spotlight!

Here is the 3rd Pokémon of the Week: Rotom!

Rotom

Here is Rotom with all the different forms it can become.

Rotom is an Electric/Ghost Pokémon that does not evolve, and does not have a pre-evolution.  When a Pokémon does not evolve, nor has a pre-evolution, it is known as a ‘standalone’ Pokémon.  It was released in generation four and it weak to dark and ghost types when in it’s initial form.

It is an unusual Pokémon because it can change it’s secondary type.  The type combinations are: Electric/Water, Electric/Grass, Electric/Ice, Electric/Flying, and Electric/Fire (and the initial Electric/Ghost typing).  Rotom has the most forms for a non-legendary, aside from Unown and Spinda which are only cosmetic forms rather than type-changes like Rotom.

In the anime, Rotom are shown as tricksters that like to use their different forms to wreak havoc, or cause trouble for humans and other Pokémon.  It is seen as a little spirit that inhabits appliances and uses them to cause this trouble.  It is one of the Pokémon that I would actually prefer to avoid, if Pokémon were real, because of their nature.  It’d be a difficult Pokémon to deal with!

I do, however, enjoy Rotom’s versatility when it comes to competitive battling.  The type combinations are either unique, or nearly unique, and when paired with it’s ability ‘levitate’ it becomes a viable option against many tougher Pokémon.  It also has the highest special defense of any electric Pokémon when in any of it’s forms.  Read more at Bulbapedia.

As always, I am including a deviantArt drawing to showcase how great artists can be in their own right when drawing Pokémon.  All credit always goes to the artist, here is ‘Wash Rotom and Eevee’ by purplekecleon.

Rotom, DeviantArt, Eevee

Those poor little Eevee!

Please visit purplekecleon’s deviantArt page!

Think a different Pokémon should be ‘Pokémon of the Week’? Let me know in the comments!

Pokémon Of The Week: Pikachu

If you have been following my blog you know I have a penchant for doing “…Of The Week” blog posts, and I’m here to add another!

Here is the newest addition to my “…Of The Week” series: “Pokémon of the week: Pikachu.”

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I selected Pikachu because it’s obviously the best Pokémon to start off with.  Everyone knows Pikachu, even people that have never even played the games, watched the shows, or had kids that did the previous two things.  He, because of the anime really, represents Pokémon as a whole, sort of like how Mario represents all of Nintendo. Everyone also loves Pikachu, except the few hardcore competitive fans.

Pikachu is an electric type and was introduced in Generation 1. He is Pokémon #25 in the National PokéDex.  His previous evolution (or pre-evo) is Pichu.  Pichu evolves into Pikachu when Pichu levels up with high friendship.  Pikachu’s evolution is Raichu, and Pikachu only evolves into Raichu when it comes in contact with a thunderstone.

Pikachu are not typically the best option for battling in the video games because of their middle to low base stat total (BST), unless they are holding the item ‘Light Ball’ which powers up it’s special attack moves tremendously.  So if Pikachu were real, they’d be better as cuddle buddies (unless they electrocute you!) than battlers, though they’d be cute battlers!

For more information about Pikachu check out this link to Bulbapedia.

Here’s a picture of Pikachu with a mustache:

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(Credit for this work goes to Pikarar.  Check out Pikarar’s Deviant Art page!)