House Dedenne: Show Them Our Sparkle
So I saw in one of your recent answers to a question, that you hated Dedenne, and I was just wondering why exactly you hate her? Mostly because I really like her design, and also that she is the only competitively viable Pika-Clone imo due to my Mono-Electric team, where she pulls her own weight pretty well.
Well… I didn’t use the word “hate” and I honestly don’t think I ever have with respect to Dedenne. She is in some respects more deserving of respect than her predecessors. Honestly, though, I’ve gotta say that your own endorsement of her as the only competitively viable Pikachu clone is a) not exactly saying much, and b) probably not true; if anyone’s earned that title it’s Pachirisu. Ultimately, I would have thought that the rest of the post you’re referencing would have made my problem with Dedenne perfectly obvious: it’s not even her fault, really, I just get seriously rubbed up the wrong way by “template” Pokémon, when Game Freak decides to make the same damn Pokémon again and again because it worked so well the first time. I’ve been done with the whole Pikachu clone thing as a basic idea for about three generations now, and Dedenne did nothing to change my mind. If you particularly wish to know my thoughts on her in excruciating detail, you can find them here.
If you look at serebii’s latest episode pictures, Tyrunt is really really big. It’s like, six times larger than Dedenne.
That… sounds about right to me. Tyrunt’s height is listed in the Pokédex as about 80 cm, and if that’s height at the shoulder, which seems likely, he’s probably over a metre long. Dedenne is only 20 cm from head to toe.
I’m going to close my eyes and count to three. When I open them, I will be reviewing a Pokémon who is not Dedenne.
One… two… three.
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Affairs of Slate
More Pokémon flock to join my cause as I head north from Cyllage City: Snubbul, Houndour, Sigilyph, Yanma, Emolga, Nosepass, Golett, a whole octet of Eevee, and an odd brightly-coloured winged humanoid Pokémon called Hawlucha, a Fighting/Flying dual-type plainly based on a lucha libre wrestler. I don’t normally like designs that ape human subcultures, but for some reason Hawlucha works for me.Continue reading “Affairs of Slate”