BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 7 (Alola) POKEMON

With the new Pokemon games coming out in roughly two months (November 15th, 2019), I decided to do a post of my favorite Pokemon from each generation. These are my personal bias so don’t get hurt if your favorite is not on here. Also don’t be mad that this is a rare top 5 list that doesn’t have the overrated Charizard.

Here it is, my final Top 5 Pokemon post (at least for now), and we reach the Alola region, otherwise known as generation 7. Honestly, I only played Pokemon Sun (and Ultra Sun) once. I didn’t have much fun playing. It was a lot of hand holding. However, a lot of waifus and husbandos came out of this game. Without further ado, let us begin.

#5: Magearna

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Magearna, an event Pokemon one can only get by QR code. If you don’t have it, here you go.

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Honestly, I never used it. I picked it up and automatically put it in my box. Heartless? Yes. So why is it on my list? Well, I just like the way it looks. It looks like my favorite villain from the Madoka Magica series, Walpurgisnacht. Pokemon even updated the nickname system to allow 12 characters. You bet your sweet ass I nicknamed it that. I mean, doesn’t it look like it, even just a little?

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My favorite Pokemon

#4: Mimikyu

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Yes, the knock-off Pikachu merchandise Pokemon. To be honest, I would have liked it (based on the sheer creepy factor alone) even without the hard push in marketing from Nintendo. The promotional video and song that went with it made the Pokemon seem lonely and copy Pikachu so trainers will want to catch and train it. For a ghost and fairy type, it isn’t bad, plus the free substitute in battle is great as well. Still, I kind of regret liking it since everyone else likes it too. I know, I am such a hipster.

#3: lyconroc 

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This (well these) good boy is my third pick. I really think it should be higher on my list. I like all three forms. You got a werewolf, a wolf, and a weird fusion of the two, each with their own unique battle styles. Although, I am not a fan of them being a rock type Pokemon.

Yes, I like them just because they are wolves. I am that kind of person. Don’t judge me. You chose to come to this website. What does this say about you? Huh? If I had to choose a Pokemon to make real and be my partner, I would choose one of these. Or in a twister way, I would chose one that is able to freely change between the forms. I am a monster.

#2: Type Null/Silvally

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Normally, I choose one member of the evolution line even if I like the whole evolution line. However, it was hard to choose between these two. I like Type Null (fun fact, during the reveal video I thought it was a coding error) since it looks like a monster with helmet. That is pretty hard core, even by my standards. It looks cool, plus it is an artificial Pokemon that severed its purpose and was cryogenically frozen. Tragic.

Then it evolves with friendship and all it really does is lose the helmet, and shows its true face (and becomes whiter). That is it. It is the most low-key change in all of Pokemon evolution history. Don’t agree with me? Fight me. Basically this Pokemon says “I like and trust you enough to show you my true face.” That really resonances with me. Plus it looks like another good boy puppy. How can I not like it?

#1: Incineroar

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Another fan favorite and Smash fighter. It is a wrestler, and a cat. If you don’t know wrestling, it is model after a “heel” fighter. Which is pretty cool in and of it self. It has a championship belt that is pure fire. I think it looks cool and it is a starter. I know my taste are predictable.


What do you think of my top 5 pick? Who are your favorite, non-Charizard Pokemon?

Peace!

P.S. I decided to get the Sword version of the new Pokemon games coming out.

BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 6 (Kalos) POKEMON

With the new Pokemon games coming out in roughly two months (November 15th, 2019), I decided to do a post of my favorite Pokemon from each generation. These are my personal bias so don’t get hurt if your favorite is not on here. Also don’t be mad that this is a rare top 5 list that doesn’t have the overrated Charizard.

The sixth generation of Pokemon is considered by many to be easy. However, I had a lot of fun playing with the friends I made in college. We battled, traded, hung out and played together, etc. It was the first time I got the full Pokemon experience (what they advertise) in my life. This generation also introduced the fairy type and the fun mega mechanic. So without further-ado, let’s start.

#5: Greninja

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Shut up. Just shut up. I know most of the fandom wet themselves over this Pokemon. Yes, I know that is an image that you didn’t need, by my analogy stands. It is so popular that it became a fighter in Super Smash, and even got a “mega/special” form for the seventh generation.

I like it because it is a cool looking frog ninja. Plus, it was the best out of all the starters in the sixth generation. It is a water dark with a cool move and a sweet-ass hidden ability that changes the Pokemon’s type depending on the moves it uses. Yes, just yes. So much yes.

#4: Hawlucha

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I normally don’t like flying types, considering my rocky relationship with birds in real life, but this one gets a place in my heart.

It is a luchador. Apparently I don’t type this word enough because auto-correct wants me to type Labrador. I know I am not fully in touch with my Hispanic roots but I do love lucha libres. Its shiny form is a complete opposite color like a luchador’s arch rival.

Continuing with the fighter theme, it gets a special signature move, THE FLYING PRESS!!! It is the only dual type move (flying and fighting) to ever exist. The animation is kind of cool as well. Maybe I am the only one who was super excited about it. Don’t judge me.

#3: Agieslash

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Yes. I love the sword Pokemon. It is a sword with a shield. I love it when inanimate objects get possessed by spirits, or curses, etc. How can you not like it? Look it in the eye and tell it you do not like it.

#2: Meowstic

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A fashionable, psychic kitty. I do like the male version a little better than the female version. Sure, in the duo the female is the attacker and the male is the support and buffer. Maybe that why I was so drawn to it, aside from how it looks and coloring. In most games I play, I tend to play a supporting role. If Pokemon, other than Porygon, were real, I would like one of these. I hope that it isn’t a one off appearance.

#1: Tyrantrum

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It is a T-rex. I love dinosaurs. It is a rock and dragon type. Normally when you get a fossil Pokemon, you get a generic NBD Pokemon. Imagine my surprise when I got an actual dinosaur. I didn’t think it would take six generations of Pokemon to get an actual dinosaur from a fossil.


What do you think of my top 5 pick? Who are your favorite, non-Charizard Pokemon?

Look forward to next week where I post my Top 5 generation 5 Pokemon.

Peace!

P.S. I actually don’t know if I will get the new games for the Switch or not yet. Probably I will.

BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 5 (UNOVA) POKEMON

With the new Pokemon games coming out in roughly two months (November 15th, 2019), I decided to do a post of my favorite Pokemon from each generation. These are my personal bias so don’t get hurt if your favorite is not on here. Also don’t be mad that this is a rare top 5 list that doesn’t have the overrated Charizard.

Now we come to the much loved (or hated) Unova (or Isshu in Japan) region. This region is based on New York city in the United States. It is the first generation of Pokemon to not take place in Japan. It is across the world (Pokemon World) so all the Pokemon are new and different from the ones we have seen before. It was hard to pick only five for this list.

As much as I like this generation, I do not like how the changed the experience system. You see, the bigger difference in level between your Pokemon and the opposing Pokemon, the less experience you get. It made it hard to level up your Pokemon and you really had to grind. Doesn’t help that a lot of Pokemon have late game evolutions.  So yeah…. let’s begin.

#5: Zorua/Zoroark

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A cool looking Pokemon that is an event Pokemon. It’s illusion ability allows it to look like a different Pokemon in your party. It is good for tricking your friends, and the AI, into thinking it is a different Pokemon. Additionally, the shiny is blue in all the red parts. It looks really, really cool. It was fun to have in the party, but was a pain to transfer the Pokemon I needed in order to trigger the event.

#4: Ferrothorn

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A plant. A steal cactus. What else do I need to say? Really? It has high defense and its ability allows it to damage those that physically attack it. It was hard to find at first, but if you get the base, it is a worth while investment.

#3: Chandelure

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First thing I should tell you, is that this Pokemon needs a stone to reach its final evolution. This is something I had to discover for myself, no one told me, so I am telling you. Without the Dusk Stone, it stays as the lamp.

So this a a cool looking ghost fire chandelier. It is fun to use. Burn your opponent, then hex them to do double the damage. I normally don’t use ghost types, but it is so adorable. I mean how can you not like it. Another fun thing about this Pokemon, it is a fighter in the Pokemon Tekken fighting game. Yes, a light fixture is in a fighting game. What are you doing with your life? That’s what I thought.

#2: Zekrom 

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Yes, I am including a legendary on my list. I think it is the first time I have one on any list.  First of all, it looks cool. It is a black and blue Pokemon. Can you tell it is an electric dragon? It is the reason why I chose to play Pokemon White.

#1: Volcarona

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A bug fire type Pokemon, that sounds like the “my Sharona” song. At some point you will associate the two. You get this Pokemon as an egg. it hatches into a larva. A freaking larva that doesn’t evolve until level 59. LEVEL 59!!! That is over half the Pokemon levels. It is a worthwhile investment that eventually pays off. It is my all time favorite Pokemon right now. it is so cute and adorable. I am looking for a plush of it.


What do you think of my top 5 pick? Who are your favorite, non-Charizard Pokemon?

Look forward to next week where I post my Top 5 generation 5 Pokemon.

Peace!

P.S. I actually don’t know if I will get the new games for the Switch or not yet. Probably I will.

BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 4 (SINNOH) POKEMON

With the new Pokemon games coming out in roughly two months (November 15th, 2019), I decided to do a post of my favorite Pokemon from each generation. These are my personal bias so don’t get hurt if your favorite is not on here. Also don’t be mad that this is a rare top 5 list that doesn’t have the overrated Charizard.

Another controversial opinion I have, aside from my Charizard thoughts, is that Generation is my least favorite when it comes to Pokemon. Sure some of them look cool, but the game itself was slow, had a big lack of fire types, and rarely any of them caught my eye for my first play through. I do have some a soft spot for Diamond, Pearl and Platinum since they were the last games my mom bought me before passing, but that doesn’t help much. Hell, I only had five Pokemon when I went to the Elite 4.

Also note, I won’t be writing a lot. There isn’t much for me to say for this generation.

Anyways here are my favorites and my party:

#5: Luario

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My number 5 pick, but my new Smash Brothers main since Brawl. He is only so low since you get him late in the game, as an egg. He is a steel fighting type that gets a cool mega is Generation 6. His evolution is based on friendship so it was rewarding. However, he spent so long in his base form since I only played after school and homework and he doesn’t evolve at night. Whoops.

#4: Staraptor

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Staraptor, a fighting bird. Yes, this bird is a fighting type. It is black, has “bangs” that covers one of its eyes, a color streak in its hair, and it is black. It is everything emo me wanted in a Pokemon. It is hard core and edgy, just to my taste. I would be lying if I said I out grew my emo phase. I still like black and dark colors. Which brings me to my next Pokemon.

#3: Luxray

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Another cool looking Pokemon that is primarily black in color. This time it is an electric lion. Surprisingly, you can catch the base form on the early route. It was an ace in a lot of my battles, not my main battler but a top contender.

#2: Torterra

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Yes, my starter (cause the monkey looked stupid and the penguin lost the coin toss) is on the list. What a surprise right? Well, it shouldn’t be. It is a land turtle power house. Grass and ground, yes please. I mean it can destroy many Pokemon with an earthquake and then heal itself. It is self-sustaining. This was my main battler for the first half of the game. It could do everything I needed it to do, and look cool while it was doing it.

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Plus, it was in the movie Detective Pikachu. It was huge and practically an island, that made me so happy. as a kid I always imagined having my own tree house on this Pokemon, and the movie made them big enough to do so. It does have a bit on an ugly face in the movie, but that is fine.

#1: Garchomp 

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Yes, Garchomp is my number one pick. It looks cool, its purple (and doesn’t become black 😦 in its shiny form), and reminds me of one of my favorite childhood cartoons, Street Sharks. I randomly found the base form in a cave under the bike path/cycling road. Seriously, it was my first encounter. I decided to keep it because it was a dragon and they are usually powerful, and then I come across its final form. It so cool, the champion of the region has one too. It also gets a mega form in the sixth generation, which has a nice gothic look to it as well.


What do you think of my top 5 pick? Who are your favorite, non-Charizard Pokemon?

Look forward to next week where I post my Top 5 generation 5 Pokemon.

Peace!

P.S. I actually don’t know if I will get the new games for the Switch or not yet. Probably I will.

Jurassic World Exhibit!!!

So the most usual exhibit came to South Korea and is still currently going on. I mean I saw the advertisement for it on the subway and several bus stops, so apparently it seems to be a big deal. “What is it?” You may ask. Well, if you didn’t read the title, it is the Jurassic World Exhibit.

The exhibit was by the Gimpo airport, way out of the way, but it is probably one of the few spaces in Korea they can meet the energy and height requirement for the dinosaurs.

The gift shop was outside and had some nifty stuff. What they don’t tell you is that a lot of the merchandise comes from Universal Studios. You didn’t hear this from me.

The exhibit was split into a few parts, show casing dinosaurs, the DNA lab, among many other things. A lot of it was in Korean so Ali Just glossed over it.

The entrance was similar to that of the movie. There was some connection between the movies (both park and World Series) and also as an educational theme park.

There were many dinosaurs that were animatronic this bad boy was the first one you see as you walk in. It has scars from being attacked by other dinosaurs. The models were really detailed and quite realistic.

This bad boy was just a neck and a head but still took up a lot of space. It was one of the few dinosaurs where you could see the rope. Still, the feel of the zoo was apparent.

The T-Rex enclosure was one of my favorites. The noise and the lights added to the atmosphere. Hell, even the kids crying was a very nice touch. The kids were real and in my group.

Hammonds were the big bad of the movies. They had incubators, fossilized ambers of mosquitoes where they extracted the different DNA of the dinosaurs, and even an egg chamber. The eggs had QR codes that can tell you what dinosaur would hatch. They even had a create your own dinosaur. Mine is currently being emailed to me, so when it comes I will post it.

The T-Rex skull fossil was great to see as well. It was so big, it was bigger than most of the children in my group. I wanted to get a side by side comparison but no parent would allow it. My sisters better step up their baby making game.

Also there was a guy who allowed you to pet a baby Dino. He seemed so happy. Must have been the best job.

After the lab was the gyro sphere trail. If you remember from the first Jurassic world movie was the safari like tour, but the destroyed and endangered part.

Seriously. My photos doesn’t do this place justice at all. The ones I am posting are the cream of the crop.

There was also a raptor (my favorite Dino) enclosure. It was blue from the Jurassic World movies, but I couldn’t get a good photo or video. The adult male next to me kept pushing and shoving me out of the way so his kid could see. Plus the poor lighting killed that part of the experience.

Overall, I would have to save it was worth my money. It was a great experience to see dinosaurs and learn a little about them as well.

If I were to make a recommendation, go on a weekday to avoid the family crowd if you like photo ops.

Outside was a dinosaur theme cafe. It was really cute, and kind of pricy. I wish I ate there because everything looked so delicious. Maybe I’ll come back again before the exhibit leaves.

Peace!

BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 3 (HOENN) POKEMON

With the new Pokemon games coming out in roughly two months (November 15th, 2019), I decided to do a post of my favorite Pokemon from each generation. These are my personal bias so don’t get hurt if your favorite is not on here. Also don’t be mad that this is a rare top 5 list that doesn’t have the overrated Charizard.

#5: Metagross

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This lovable lug was first seen in my championship fight with Steven. It looked so damn awesome and I have never seen one before. I always play Pokemon games blind, so to encounter this blew my middle school mind. It s a steel type. Which is tote obvi. However, it is also a psychic type!!! That was unseen at the time. It also got a cool mega in generation 6.

I also like it since it was so hard to get. Unless you get it in a trade, the only way to get it is post game. After beating Steven, he leaves you the base form in his house. Which i had no clue about until I randomly went into his house. BY CHANCE! The false rarity created by myself made me love it even more once I finally got one.

 #4 Glalie 

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Another Pokemon I thought was just plain cool. Yes, the pun is intended. For those of you don’t know, it is an ice type. Only an ice type. Middle school Big T thought it was an ice and dark type. It looks like a dark type. Look at that face, it is up to no good. Another Pokemon I didn’t know existed until the Elite 4 as well. It also gets a cool mega form. Who wouldn’t want a Pokemon that is just a head.

#3 Claydol

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Really? Yes. Really.

Generation 3 is all Pokemon that I think look cool. Which is surprising cause I didn’t get a lot of these Pokemon on my first play-through.  I see them used near the end of the game and wonder how I could get them. Then I learned I have to actually catch and evolve different Pokemon to get everything. Plus, the base was in the desert and I kinda skipped that. This thing is all eyes, and owl shaped. Just cool looking.

#2: Flygon

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Flygon. The best dragon of all time, and the best dragon in generation 3. Yes, I am coming for you Salamence supremacist!!!

Generation 6 did Flygon dirty by not giving him a mega. I am still salty about this. They say it was because they couldn’t settle on a design they like, but I know the truth.

I just love it. It actually looks like a dragon and has those weird goggle like eye protectors. Its base from looks like an ant-lion and doesn’t give any indication AT ALL that it turns into a dragon. It was a pleasant surprise. I always think my taste in Pokemon is unique, but, I tend to gravitate towards the ones that look cool.

#1: Swampert

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My VIP Pokemon of generation 3. Yes it is a starter. I don’t care and you shouldn’t either. It was the ace of my team and got me out of many, many tough spots. Surf and earthquake, middle school me was unstoppable in the game. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

I like it. It looks so cool and goofy. Like it will protect you, but also chill with you. Plus, it gets a mega in generation 6, and it gets swole/jacked. If it weren’t for Weregururumon, than Mega Swampert would have awoken the furry in me.

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Not the best representation but look how buff my boy gets.

What do you think of my top 5 pick? Who are your favorite, non-Charizard Pokemon?

Look forward to next week where I post my Top 5 generation 4 Pokemon.

Peace!

P.S. I actually don’t know if I will get the new games for the Switch or not yet.

 

Big T’s Top 5 Generation 2 (Johto) Pokemon

With the new Pokemon games coming out in roughly two months (November 15th, 2019), I decided to do a post of my favorite Pokemon from each generation. These are my personal bias so don’t get hurt if your favorite is not on here. Also don’t be mad that this is a rare top 5 list that doesn’t have the overrated Charizard.

#5: Tyranitar

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Yes this guy. He should be higher on my list, and higher on your list. He is a mother fucking dinosaur. I love dinosaurs and I love Godzilla, and this Pokemon resembles him. Fun fact, he was cut from the first generation of Pokemon due to cartridge space. In generation 6 he gets a mega form that looks kinda cool. It is too bad you get him so late game in Silver/Gold so you can’t use him throughout the game. I would have loved to use him against Whitney and her god damn cow (Miltank!)

#4: Houndoom

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The fire puppy. Yes. Don’t be surprised. You know I am self-appointed hardcore, dark, edgy, punk, etc. Its a dog, with fire power, but also has bone armor. This and its pre-evolution form are pretty cool looking. It is another late game Pokemon, which surprisingly you can only find in Kanto (Generation 1). In generation six, it gets a cool looking mega form.

I think the pattern is, looks first, everything else second. I play Pokemon using ones I think look cool, and worry about everything else later. Hell, when I use my team it is mainly sweepers. Then again I first played when I was in elementary (the same with Red and Blue).

#3: Donphan

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The first time I saw this Pokemon was when my father took me out of school to see the first Pokemon movie. It is one of the few pleasant memories I have of him.

Why I like this one? I am not sure. Maybe it was because the hunky pirate used him in the movie. Maybe because it curls up and rolls around like a ball. Maybe because it looks kinda like an armored elephant. Looks cool. That is all that matters. I think I found it right outside after beating the eighth gym, so I couldn’t use much during the main story line.

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Hunky Pirate and Donphan. 😉

#2: Espeon

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A psychic kitty, who is purple. It’s shiny form is lime green and I love it. I unironically love it. It evolves with friendship during the day, so it means your Pokemon loves you to change. Wait. I am now thinking about friendship-based evolution and makes me questions everything I know as a psychologist.

Regardless, it is a nice elegant Pokemon to balance out all my rugged and more manly Pokemon….and it’s can be the color of Jello!

#1: Typhlosion

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Yes, the final evolution of the fire starter. It looks cool, evolves early, and saved my butt countless times. It’s smokescreen helped me out in my battle with the cow bitch too. Excuse my language. I love how it looks so cute and docile, but when it is angry and gets defensive the fire comes out and it looks fierce. If Pokemon were real, other than my bro Porygon, I would probably try to get my hands on one of these.

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What do you think of my top 5 pick? Who are your favorite, non-Charizard Pokemon?

Look forward to next week where I post my Top 5 generation 3 Pokemon.

Peace!

P.S. I actually don’t know if I will get the new games for the Switch or not yet.