One lunatic's love-hate relationship with the Pokémon franchise, and his addled musings on its rights, wrongs, ins and outs. Come one, come all, and indulge my delusions of grandeur as I inflict my opinions on anyone within shouting distance.
“Which Pokémon would make the best basketball?”… hmm…
Well… the answer’s obviously Jigglypuff, right? Round, bouncy, probably about the right size?
I guess it’s worth further investigation…
This article only examines five Pokémon, which… I mean, I think there are many other possible choices not considered here, but they do correctly assess that Jigglypuff is a good choice. Yes, technically Ditto can just Transform into a basketball, but I don’t think that’s really in the spirit of the exercise. Even if we allow it, there are better choices – Mew can also Transform, but is much less likely than Ditto to faint and lose its shape, while Arceus might be able to just conjure a real basketball from the void. These suggestions are unworthy, in my learned opinion. Disqualified.
This must be the weirdest concept for a Pokémon ever.
Well, okay, Deoxys is a shapeshifting psychic virus from space, that’s pretty weird. And Mawile is some kind of metallic rabbit-thing with a huge pair of jaws growing out of the back of its head. And Breloom is an overgrown mushroom that punches things. And Garchomp is a shark with arms, legs, claws and armour spikes. That flies.
…what the hell kind of game am I playing here anyway?
Even so, Solosis is an odd idea. He’s… well, a cell. Some kind of nucleus-type structure, suspended in a mysterious green fluid that shields his delicate body from the elements, with almost no discernable anatomical features. Continue reading “Solosis, Duosion and Reuniclus”→