Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The New Evee Evolution: Ninfia.

In the February Issue of CoroCoro, a Japanese manga game and toy magazine, a new Pokemon evolution was revealed that has many in the Pokemon community abuzz. As scans of the magazine cover made their way online people were speculating if it was a new or existing Pokemon type The name of the Pokemon is Ninfia and evolves from many peoples favorite Pokemon Evee.

Yes, a new Evee evolution.

With little to no information to go off of, people let their imagination run wild with guessing what type it could possibly be. I'm a frequent visitor of Pokemon Forums and seeing some of the members thoughts was rather interesting. Some people said it could be a dragon type evolution and others thought it was a new flying type Pokemon. I found the flying type idea very interesting because when I first saw the screenshot I thought of Skyla. I know it would be stupid to make a Pokemons genetic make up that of a characters appearance but come on, look at it.  

What really stood out to me was the colors used on Ninfia and it's resemblance to Skyla.  

The colors that make up Ninfia are pink and blue with some of its, I'm not sure what to call them, limbs seem to be blowing back as if they are blowing against the wind. As some of you are familar with the TCG (I hope) and the video game, you will know that Skyla's appearance is almost the same. Another indication that it could possibly be a flying type and it's ties to Skyla is the bows on it's body. If some of you don't know, Skyla has bows on her head that resemble plane propellers that are spinning. Looking closely at Ninfia, you can see bows that in my opinion resemble propellers that ARE NOT spinning. I know it is easy to assume that the bows probably don't mean nothing and I'm looking too much into it.

This is where I would like to make my case that the bows do mean something.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Welcome: Hypnotoxic Laser.

With the introduction of the new Pokemon TCG set, Plasma Storm, we were given a card that was suppose to be in our last English set but was withheld for whatever reason. But now it is here! I’m talking about Hypnotoxic Laser.
At first glance I didn’t think it would be that great. Automatic poison with a coin flip of heads, your opponent is also asleep. With free retreating in Darkrai decks and Keldeos Rush In ability in Blastoise decks, I thought there was too many “outs” for this card. I traded for two at my pre-release this last Sunday and decided to try it out against a buddy of mine who was running Empoleon/Mew/Terrakion. 

imageI have to say, the extra 10 in damage goes a long way for Darkrai vs. Terrakion match ups! If you Night Spear your opponents active and deal 30 to a bench Terrakion, it is a automatic kill if you can catcher and Hypnotoxic Laser it your next turn. This thing single handily changed the meta-game
simply with that extra 10 in damage. If an extra ten can be that much of a difference maker, then how great would another extra 20 damage be?

Pokemon also decided to give us another card we were suppose have in our last english set in Virbank City Gym. 

Let's just call it VCG from here on out.