Zygarde  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Zygarde  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Guide to Alola: Nine New Pokemon for Sun and Moon! https://www.gameskinny.com/7pndx/guide-to-alola-nine-new-pokemon-for-sun-and-moon https://www.gameskinny.com/7pndx/guide-to-alola-nine-new-pokemon-for-sun-and-moon Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:45:10 -0400 Bran Rahl

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With Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon being released on November 18th of this year, Nintendo will bring more news before the game finally comes out. Look out for more Pokemon news and interesting new Pokemon here at GameSkinny in the meantime!

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Zygarde Complete Forme

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Type: Dragon/Ground
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Finally, Zygarde forms his battle mode, enabling him to use his full strength and potential to defend the Pokemon Ecosystem. His ultimate attack, Core Enforcer, erases the Abilities of any Pokemon that has already used a move that same turn.

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Zygarde 10% Forme

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Type: Dragon/Ground
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Ability: Power Construct
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In times of emergency, this forme can move independently from the 50% Main Body. One of his unique moves is called Thousand Arrows. It is a Ground-type move that can attack Flying-types and those with Levitate. It also allows those same opponents to be affected by other Ground-type moves. Another unique move is Thousand Waves, which prevents opponents from fleeing or switching out mid-battle.

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Zygarde 50% Forme

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Type: Dragon/Ground
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Ability: Power Construct
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Zygarde believes itself to be the protector of the ecosystem and monitors it to ensure the ecosystem is not disrupted. Even with its overwhelming power, this forme only contains 50% of all his cells. With the Power Construct ability, Zygarde can transform into his Complete Forme when the HP drops below 50%.

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Komala

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Type: Normal
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Ability: Comatose
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Komala is an amusing Pokemon, as no one has apparently seen it while it's awake. It eats, travels, and even battles while sleeping. According to ancient legends, Komala's saliva can be used as medicine for the sick and sleepless. The ability Comatose keeps Komala in a drowsy state, but prevents any other status conditions from affecting it.

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Rockruff

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Type: Rock
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Rockruff is known for its amazing sense of smell, never forgetting an odor it has encountered before. There are tales of Rockruffs getting separated from their Trainers and using the faintest of smells to track them for days until they were reunited.

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Togedemaru

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Type: Electric/Steel
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Togedemaru is also known as the Roly-Poly Pokemon. it uses a long needle that grows from the back of its head, to gather and store electricity like a lightning rod.

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Cutiefly

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Type: Bug/Fairy
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Cutiefly seems to be able to detect the aura of living things. They use this ability to find flowers based on the color and the brightness of the auras before collecting nectar and pollen.

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Bruxish

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Type: Water/Psychic
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Ability: Dazzling
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While it's grinding its sharp teeth, Bruxish releases a strong psychic power from the protrusion on its head. Some Bruxish are known to have the ability Dazzling, which prevents opponents from using moves with priority that usually allows them to strike first. 

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Drampa

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Type: Normal/Dragon
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Ability: Berserk
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Drampa is a new Dragon-type Pokemon that lives in solitude way above the sea-level in the mountains. When its HP drops below 50%, the Berserk ability will raise his Special Attack by one stage, allowing Drampa to hit harder against its opponents.

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Vikavolt

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Type: Bug/Electric
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Ability: Levitate 
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As the evolution of Charjabug, Vikavolt can now fly around and hit as strong as a fortress. Using its huge jaws, Vikavolt can control beams of electricity which it fires from his mouth, similar to a railgun.

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Charjabug

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Type: Bug/Electric
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Ability: Battery
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Charjabug is the evolution of a previously released Pokemon, Grubbin, found in this E3 trailer. The Battery ability allows Charjabug to raise the power of allies' special moves, allowing Charjabug to be a great team player.

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Tapu Koko

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Type: Electric/Fairy
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Ability: Electric Surge
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Tapu Koko is the guardian deity of Melemele Island, one of the several islands of the Alola Region. The new ability Electric Surge is an interesting one. as it fills the field in Electricity around Tapu Koko, boosting the power of Electric-type moves used by Pokemon in contact with the ground while preventing them from falling asleep.

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While everyone's been waiting in anticipation for the new Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon to come out, Nintendo's been keeping us occupied with information about new Pokemon and about Zygarde. With the introduction of a new trailer, we've gotten our first glimps of the nine new Pokemon. And now we've got a little more information on each one.

So here's everything we know so far about the nine new Pokemon for Sun and Moon.

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Pokettomonsuta! Japanese Pokémon trailer released today https://www.gameskinny.com/bnynu/pokettomonsuta-japanese-pokemon-trailer-released-today https://www.gameskinny.com/bnynu/pokettomonsuta-japanese-pokemon-trailer-released-today Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:44:24 -0400 Jenifyr Kaiser

Konichiwa Pokémon fans! In anticipation of their 2 upcoming games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the Pokémon Company released a new trailer on YouTube. The trailer is entirely in Japanese, but fear not dear readers -- even if you don't speak Japanese, it's easy to see how the game will look and the plethora of new Pokémon heading our way.

There's no way of knowing what the names of all these critters will be, but we do know one of them. Zygarde, from the previous games Pokémon X and Y, makes an appearance in the trailer. In the video it appears to be changing from its 50% form into its complete form. It then proceeds to decimate the opposing Pokémon.

It looks like Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will release for Nintendo 3DS this November in Japan. There's no word yet regarding release dates for the rest of the world. Check out the official website for more details and get ready for battle, or as they say in Japan -- tatakai!

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Why did Nintendo skip Pokemon Z? https://www.gameskinny.com/qwfrt/why-did-nintendo-skip-pokemon-z https://www.gameskinny.com/qwfrt/why-did-nintendo-skip-pokemon-z Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:19:27 -0400 cactusjudy

Rumors about a Pokemon Z version had been circulating the Internet for months. With the release of new forms of Zygarde and the beginning of the Pokemon X Y & Z anime arc in late 2015, fans were almost certain that a sequel to 2013's bestselling X and Y versions would be announced and released within the next year.

Yet, to the surprise of many, when Pokemon Day 2016 rolled around (on February 27th), Nintendo didn't announce plans for the long-anticipated Z, but for a new generation of Pokemon games with Sun and Moon. This caused many to question why the long-standing tradition of releasing a third game (or pair of sequels, as with Black & White 2) within the current generation was nixed. Why change a formula that has worked for 20 years?

Nintendo hasn't given any answers, and most fans seem willing to forego their confusion in the hype surrounding a new generation. But the question remains: why was Pokemon Z skipped? There are many possible reasons, but I think these can be narrowed down to three truly compelling theories for why Nintendo decided to start on Generation VII instead of complete the X & Y trilogy. 

1. A new generation tends to generate more sales 

Pokemon Black and White have sold approximately 15.6 million copies worldwide. Black and White 2? 7.81 million. The same trend holds for each generation -- Diamond and Pearl sold better than Platinum, Ruby and Sapphire better than Emerald, etc. The first games in a new generation simply sell better than their follow-ups; new generations generate (ha!) more hype, and thus more sales.

So, monetary-wise, it makes sense to churn out new Pokemon generations every three years (like with gens 6 and 7) instead of pushing it back another year in order to release a less lucrative game. And with Pokemon's 20-year anniversary taking place this year, it also makes sense that Nintendo is trying to milk the series for all it's worth.

Of course, that begs the question: will Nintendo return to Pokemon Z at a later date? This leads to my next theory...

2. Nintendo is planning to release Z on their new handheld

The Nintendo NX is coming out next March, and rumors indicate that a new handheld, codenamed MH, is in the works as well. Nintendo has learned from the initial disappointing sales of the 3DS that for a device to sell well, it needs to have a good starting line-up of games. And what better choice than a game from one of Nintendo's bestselling series?

Releasing a new generation on a brand-new system could be too risky of a move, as casual fans would be hesitant to dish out the money for a new device right away, thus limiting sales. But Pokemon Z could provide the right balance, convincing serious fans to buy the newest handheld while not isolating more casual fans who wouldn't be as interested in a follow-up title, anyway. But with exciting new mechanics and updated graphics, a sequel to the already much-acclaimed X and Y (which have sold 14.7 million copies, making them the bestselling game on the 3DS) could provide a lifeline for a struggling company wishing to promote their newest gaming systems as effectively as possible.

3. Returning to France the year after the Paris Attacks would be too soon

 Nintendo and Pokemon have always been very careful about stirring controversy or reopening recent wounds. The episode of Pokemon Black and White that was supposed to introduce Team Plasma was cancelled after the March 11 earthquake, tsunamis, and nuclear meltdown because of its destructive content, and it hasn't been released since. Is it really that odd, then, that Nintendo wouldn't want to release a video game in which an evil team destroys parts of a region very clearly based off of France less than a year after the horrific terrorist attacks in the nation's capital that left more than 100 dead?

On the other hand, a game in which the French people effectively triumph over their adversaries and rebuild their region/country could be the exact antidote that those still reeling from the attacks need. Nintendo had an interesting chance to integrate real-world events into their games here -- and, of course, they passed it up.

Additionally, if this theory turns out to be true, it means that there's a partially-developed Pokemon game out there that was quickly canned or delayed in November 2015, less than a month after the new forms of Zygarde were released and the anime's X Y & Z arc began. Were those releases actually initially planned to lead up to the announcement of Z version, before the Paris Attacks put a hold on future developments? We may never know, but if this is truly the reason behind Z's disappearance, I hope that we'll still see a completed version sometime in the next few years once wounds have had more time to heal.

So, there you have it, the three best theories for why Pokemon Z was skipped in favor of Sun and Moon. Which one do you think is the most likely? Do you have any other theories? Let us know in the comments!

 

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New Pokémon, including mysterious pup, revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/rgwkd/new-pokemon-including-mysterious-pup-revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/rgwkd/new-pokemon-including-mysterious-pup-revealed Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:27:43 -0400 Anthony Pelone

Eagle-eyed Pokémon fans caught a quick glimpse of what appeared to be a dog Pokémon in the first Sun and Moon trailer, and thanks to CoroCoro scans courtesy of Serebii, we know now that's the case. Believe it or not, that's actually a Rock-type you're looking at there, and its Japanese name is Iwanko. This Puppy Pokémon can come equipped with either the Keen Eye or Vital Spirit ability.

Meanwhile, koala fans will be excited to learn that the lazy critter will finally get a Pokémon of its own. Dubbed Nekkola, it's a Normal-type with the ability Definite Sleep, which prevents any other status effect other than, you guessed it, sleep.

In semi-related news, remember the Zygarde formes shown off last fall? A new trailer showed them off at the Taiwan National Championships, and they've been confirmed to appear in Sun and Moon. As seen in the trailer below, Zygarde's 10% forme (the dog-like one) will turn into the 100% forme when afflicted with low health. It's currently unknown how big a role the X/Y legendary will play in the game.

Are you excited for these new Pokemon and Zygarde's formes? Let us know in the comments below!

Image Source: CoroCoro

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New Zygarde forms revealed in CoroCoro https://www.gameskinny.com/xn753/new-zygarde-forms-revealed-in-corocoro https://www.gameskinny.com/xn753/new-zygarde-forms-revealed-in-corocoro Sat, 12 Sep 2015 13:56:25 -0400 mrivera269

We all know by now that Pokemon GO! is happening. But now we have more news from the Pokémon world.

Corocoro Magazine, a Japanese comic magazine aimed toward a young audience, has shown five new forms of Zygarde (scan showed on the header). They seem to resemble a blob, a cell, a dog, the form we've seen in Pokémon X&Y, and a final form (which could be a mega evolution).

The names of these forms are, respectively: Core, Cell, 10%, 50% and Perfect Form. How these forms play into the game is still unknown. This scan was an advertisement for the Pokémon anime and not the game. But we can now be assured that there could be a new 3DS game on the way - possibly Pokémon Z? 

Also in the scan we see a very peculiar iteration of Greninja. He's sporting a different color pallet than usual, which looks very similar to the colors of Ash. Could he be a special event Pokémon that will be released soon? Stay tuned for more Pokémon news here at Gameskinny. 

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Adventuring into Pokemon XY - Ridiculous Pokemon and Mega-Evolution https://www.gameskinny.com/rvkpa/adventuring-into-pokemon-xy-ridiculous-pokemon-and-mega-evolution https://www.gameskinny.com/rvkpa/adventuring-into-pokemon-xy-ridiculous-pokemon-and-mega-evolution Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:12:30 -0500 Courtney Gamache

Making the decision to invest into Pokemon X had many weighted factors that irked me as a an old-timey Pokemon fan. One of these factors involved the copious amounts of Pokemon that have been added to the evolved Pokedex, and the thought of Mega-Evolutions. I'm quite happy to accept change, but I do love my old Pokemon Leaf Green.

Working Through the Ridiculous Pokemon

One of the most embarrassing parts of playing this new generation Pokemon game is what the Pokemon types and species have become. Some of them, I admit, are genius: like Zygarde and Amaura. They are unique in their design and powers and I find them to be very complimentary to this new Pokemon game.

On the other hand, the ridiculous Pokemon such as Klefki (a giant flying key-ring), and Honedge (a flying sword), make me a bit worried for the future of my beloved childhood past-time, Pokemon will become.

What is this Mega-Evolution thingy?

Another bit about Pokemon X (and Y) that gets me a little fidgety is Mega-Evolution. It's nice to have this for new Pokemon like Banette, but I never expected there to be one for the old-timey Mewtwo. But just for the record, Mega-Evolution is really cool! You would have never expected this from Pokemon, and I hope they continue to come up with these types of add-ons to their future games.

Keep on the lookout for more Pokemon X reviews, cause I'll surely be bringing them. Also, if you have any questions about the game, feel free to comment. Always here to help!


What did you think about Pokemon X and Y? Comment below with your opinion!

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