December 12, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 144-152

  • Name: Cobalon
  • Number: 144
  • Type: Steel/Fighting
  • Species: Iron Will Pokemon
  • Looks like: some sort of an antelope thing with boots
  • Awesome factor: 7/10
  • Trivia: Its glare can make other Pokemon obey. It is calm with a heart of steel. It has the defense of all fighting types. 
Cobalon is similar to Raikou, Entai, and Suicune in concept. It's part of a trio of what I call "legendary dogs"(though they aren't really dogs), all of which are half fighting type. This trio appears to be based off the Three Musketeers. As far as the design goes, it's not bad at all but not extraordinary.

VGAs: They're like the new E3

If only the could pick a less crappy medium to unveil stuff like this!

December 11, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 127-143

  • Name: Crimgan
  • Number: 127
  • Type: Dragon
  • Species: Cave Pokemon
  • Looks like: a dragon with a scraggly head and holly wings
  • Awesome factor: 6/10
  • Trivia: Its head is harder than a rock. It is the only prue dragon type that does not evolve. 
I'm not sure what's up with this guys head and wings. I really like him except that his wings look like holly (especially from the back with those red scales) and his head looks really unnatural. He does grow on you, though. Plus he holds the distinction to be the only non-evolving dragon.

December 9, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 111-126

  • Name: Riguree
  • Number: 111
  • Type: Psychic
  • Species: Brain Pokemon
  • Looks like: a robo alien
  • Awesome factor: 8/10
  • Trivia: They mysteriously appeared in the desert 50 years ago. (hmmm...)
There has never been a Pokemon like Riguree before. He's obviously based off some sort of alien, yet he looks kind of robotic as well. Though he's not a steel type, he doesn't look completely organic to me, like he's some sort of alien android. The colored nubs on his hands are certainly interesting (though they remind me of jelly beans) and I wouldn't be surprised if they glow in the dark. 

December 8, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 94-110

  • Name: Kaburumo
  • Number: 094
  • Type: Bug
  • Species: Ringside Pokemon (?)
  • Looks like: a larva with a wrench head
  • Awesome factor: 4/10
  • Trivia: This Pokemon will evolve only if you trade it for Chobomaki, another bug Pokemon.
Another kind of cute little guy. He looks like an excited baby bug. Not sure why the the top of his head looks like a wrench, though. It's a bit strange, but overall descent design. 

December 7, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 78-93

  • Name: Chilarmy
  • Number: 078
  • Type: Normal
  • Species: Chinchilla Pokemon
  • Looks like: a chinchilla (off to a good start!)
  • Awesome factor: 5/10
  • Trivia: Its tail is used as a broom. It evolves via a shiny stone (wtf is that?)
Awww, isn't this guy adorable? I just want to give him a big 'ol hug! Anyway, his design is alright. Reminds me a bit of pikachu actually (which, let's admit it, is also adorable but simple). Not sure it's the kind of Pokemon I'd want to take into battle, though. It's just too damn cute to get beat to a pulp in a fight.

December 6, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 62-77

A few notes before today's Pokemon. I am rating these Pokemon based on originality, creativity, and uniqueness of  design and concept. That's the "awesome factor". My personal opinion will be reflected, though, and that's something that really can't be avoided. While I like the desert crocodile family overall, I feel like the first two aren't as up to par as the last one. "Meh" does not mean bad, it means solid but not spectacular. Just thought I'd clarify. Now on to the Pokemon!

December 5, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 46-61

  • Name: Kurumiru
  • Number: 046
  • Type: Bug/Grass
  • Species: Sewing Pokemon
  • Looks like: a worm with a leaf on its head
  • Awesome factor: 5/10
  • Trivia: It produces silk from its mouth, hence "sewing Pokemon". 
Here we have this game's worm Pokemon. As far as I'm concerned, it looks just as good as any other worm Pokemon. I've never been particularly excited over the design of any worm Pokemon, so he gets a middle-of-the-road score. He wouldn't look out of place, though, in any other generation.

December 4, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 30-45

  • Name: Dangoro
  • Number: 030
  • Type: Rock
  • Species: Mantle Pokemon
  • Looks like: a bunch of rocks stuck together
  • Awesome factor: 1/10
  • Trivia: It looks vaguely like a bomb-omb.
Dangoro is obviously meant to be this game's geodude, which means you'll see him every five seconds in caves. What a sorry replacement. He looks like a pile of rocks. I can't tell if that hole in the middle is supposed to be an eye or a mouth or what. 

December 3, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 15-39

  • Name: Choroneko
  • Number: 015
  • Type: Dark
  • Species: Ill-natured Pokemon
  • Looks like: a pretty decent cat Pokemon
  • Awesome factor: 6/10
  • Trivia: n/a
It seems like every generation we end up with a new cat Pokemon. I happen to like this design better than skitty and about 100x more than glameow. Choroneko has kind of an oldschool feel to it that reminds me of the original 151. 

December 2, 2010

Pokemon: Win or Fail? 0-15

Because December is apparently Pokemon month, I will attempt to analyze the designs all 156 new Black & White Pokemon for you, the reader. But most importantly I'll tell you if they win or fail.

I apologize ahead of time for the black boxes that cut off the bullet points, and for the outlines in some of the pictures (they go away if you click on them). That's just the way it is!