By Dave Bouressa
Nintendo has certainly raised some eyebrows with this latest installment of the Pokemon franchise, for both good and bad reasons.
Good reasons tend to be focusing more along the actual gameplay, such as the "open world" feel, along with "horde battles" and "sky battles".
The bad reasons are aiming more towards the Pokemon design and strategy. To be fair, this happens with literally every game, however, the upcoming X and Y games have added some interesting features.
-A new type confirmed: Fairy. Fairy types include the mysterious new Eevee evolution, Sylveon, and pre-existing Pokemon such as Jigglypuff and Maril. Fairy types have also gained an infamous reputation among the internet as being a type to take down the incredibly hard to beat Dragon type.
-A new Mewtwo form (Not Mewthree). Not much is known about the new form, except that it will be explained in the new upcoming Pokemon movie, "Mewtwo vs Genesect". Check out the transformation below...
-And of course, the reveal of "Honedge". That's right. This Pokemon is literally just a sword.
The official description of Honedge:
To be fair, Nintendo has gotten away with some lazy designs regarding Pokemon based on Inanimate objects:
But lately, it's been getting a bit ridiculous...
|Drifloon-The Baloon Pokemon|
|Trubbish-The Garbage Pokemon|
|Vanillish-The Ice Cream Pokemon|
|Yes. These are real. These are the "potential evolutions" of Rotom. Appliance Pokemon|
I can't help but feel like this is how the meeting went at Gamefreak when choosing new Pokemon designs...
Oh yeah. There's a lamp Pokemon....
|Lampent-The Lamp Pokemon|
So we went from creatures that (for the most part) could seem to be living in the wild, to a lamp, appliances, a sword, garbage, a balloon and ice-cream. Gotta catch 'em all, right? Right?