Pokémon Spain Version: Pokédex Roundup

As promised, here’s all additional the Pokémon I’ve met in Paldea since my first post about Scarlet.

So, it’s sort of a grasshopper.  Have we got a grasshopper already?  I don’t think we do.  That’s rather nice.  It feels… kind of weirdly smooth and shiny, even in comparison to other Pokémon, almost like it’s made out of moulded plastic; I think the contrast of the metallic blue and off-white adds to that.  Not sure whether that’s going anywhere.

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Pokémon Spain Version: Redness Intensifies

I went to school and now I have a bunch of characters and plot stuff to talk about – first among them, this chick.

Nemona introduces her simply as “La Primera” – “The First” – which is the kind of nickname you get when you’re so badass that no-one has to ask “the first what?” because everyone knows the answer is “the first and bestest Pokémon trainer in the region.” My impression is that La Primera is what we would be calling “the Champion” in any other Pokémon game – that is, the “final boss” of the gym challenge – but that’s not what she’s called here, because “Champion” means something different in Paldea. It’s not a position occupied by one trainer at a time, it’s a rank that many trainers can attain. Nemona is a Champion of Paldea, one of a few, and hopes that we can join her at that level, which means collecting gym badges and passing a Big Final Test. La Primera, presumably, is the one who administers that test.

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