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SM Starters Discussion & Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Sun and Moon' started by Nightmare May, May 12, 2016.

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    We already know about the 3 new starters from SM so let's talk about them and speculate about their evolutions! asd
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    Some unused Ground and Fighting type icons were found on the Japanese SM website:
    Source: here

    So maybe we will have:
    - Rowlet: Grass/Flying
    - Litten: Fire/Ground
    - Popplio: Water/Fight

    I really want Litten to be a Fire/Ground now!
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    If the grass starters are in fact following a "prehistoric animals theme" like the popular theory proposes, I thought Rowlet's design must be based on something extinct too.

    So here's the laughing owl. It was a species native to New Zealand until it went extinct in 1910 after European explorers arrived. It's not exactly prehistoric, but I think this is likely to be the inspiration behind Rowlet.

    If it really is, we might get hints to what Rowlet's evolutions will be like based on the laughing owl's characteristics. Here's a bit of what I found.

    Unlike many modern owls, laughing owls preferred hunting and living on the ground.- If you overthink it, this might suggest Rowlet could exchange its flying type with another secondary type.

    Laughing owls' extinction was due to Europeans bringing cats to their ecosystem - Its funny to know that since Litten, a cat Pokémon, is another starter

    I couldn't find anything else significant yet, but I thought these would be fun to think about
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    And that's why Litten is a Fire type asd this is really interesting!
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    Would the Pokémon Company has leaked the final evolution types of the starter Pokémon from Pokémon Sun & Moon?

    According a Reddit user, yes, missing URL codes on the official website for Pokémon Sun & Moon may have revealed it.

    Of course there is A LOT of speculation in these informations... But here it is, the rumor has been planted!
    What do you think about this? Personally, I would be a bit disappointed if Litten don't be a Dark type. asd




    Source: Heavy.com
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    I moved your post into the Starters discussion and Speculation thread :yesyes:

    Like I already wrote, I really want Litten to be Fire/Ground :yesyes: but Fire/Dark suits him better :crash:
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    Sorry about that... Again.
    I should start to search for threads about topic I want to talk about before start a new one, instead just follow my memory as I was doing.

    And, well, just to this post don't be off-topic... Why Popplio is going to turn into a fighting type? It looks so friendly! asd

    Also, now from the icon 07 to 09, we have something:

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    Don't worry about that too much :h2i: (like you see, we can move posts :prof:) and thank you for bringing back this interesting conversation! :praise:



    エスパー -> psychic
    ゴースト -> ghost
    はがね-> steel

    I think those icons were used for Lunala (Psychic/Ghost) and Solgaleo (Psychic/Steel) :search: because they revealed the types just a few days ago :yesyes:
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    Hello trainers!

    Tell me, what do you would think if Litten final design was the one you can see in the following image?

    earUAgF.png

    Boring, don't you think?

    The idea was given by a NeoGaf user, and I'm sharing it here, 'cause I saw a post on a spanish language Pokémon Forums (I think I shouldn't give its url), saying that this image was leaked from the official Pokémon Sun & Moon website (as it was a beta version of Litten), what is not true, so if you see any rumor about this image in other website/forums, just ignore it, it is fake.
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    That "beta" thing was a fake? I thought that it was true... :facepalm2:
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    From where I read, yeah, it was fake. A boy disliked Litten's stripes and whiskers, than edited the original artwork to make the one I posted above.

    But, then, maybe my source it's wrong. :suspect:
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    I like it more with the stripes :yeahyeah:
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    The starter pokemons look awesome
    I'm definently choosing rowlet (grass type)
    I've always been a grass type xD
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    Instead, I've always been a water type XD (but maybe with this generation my first starter will be Litten :suspect:)
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    I don't know if this is real:

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    id really love popplio evolution
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    I think I figured what type the final evolution will be :coffee:
    Let's think that the 7th generation will be strong against the 6th so:
    Rowlet's final evo (Grass/Flying) > Chesnaught (Grass/Fighting)
    Litten's final evo (Fire/Dark) > Delphox (Fire/Psychic)
    Popplio's final evo (Water/Fairy) > Greninja (Water/Dark)
    If gen 6 followed the usual rule that a starter is strong against the other one, I think gen 7 won't follow that rule... we already know that Rowlet is a Grass/Flying and the sprite can confirm his type. Litten's final evo scream of a Fire/Fighting but at the same time I don't think they will add another Fighting starter... so the Dark type makes sense :yeahyeah:
    and finally we have Popplio's final form... the sprite is really... fairy... and fairy is a strong type against Dark (Greninja)

    But this is all a speculation asd what do you guys think about it?
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    yeah, it would be those combos most likely.

    I mean, in gen 6, Chestnaught has an advantage over Greninja (Because of Grass/Fighting) and Delphox the same with Chestnaught, same as Greninja advantage over Delphox.

    So, It wouldn't suprise me if they were the final types :)
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    Well, this make sense and I hope you're right (because of Rowlet and Litten, sorry Popplio, but you're out of my wishlist).

    Now I can't wait to see those three final evolutions! :hype:

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