Well, as is tradition it is that time of year again where I do 12 Days of looking back on anime throughout the year. This year is different, being the blog’s 5 Year Anniversary, a means to celebrate I decided to make it 12 Days of Top 5s instead. I will also be looking at more than just anime too. While it is the end of a decade, I was thinking of doing anime that was in the last 10 years, however, I decided to shorten it to focus on stuff in the last 5 years. The posts in this series will relate to the blog, things in the last year, and things in the last 5 years. So, a lot of work has gone into these posts. I will probably keep this intro throughout all of them. Either way I hope you enjoy.

So, seeing that the eighth generation of Pokemon just came out, I think now would be a good time to talk about some of the newest Pokemon in the series. Namely the ones that I become fond of in the past month since starting to play. This is in no means a reason for why I like them competitively, but just in general. So, let’s get started.

Number 5: Rookidee Line

I really liked Corviknight when I first saw it in the previews for the game. Rookidee being the first form of it, well, it is a cute little bird that turns into a really cool bird. Another thing that I honestly really like is it is the first non-legendary bird pokemon to be a pure flying. All other flying types are Flying-Normal or some other type. So, it is interesting that it is pure flying until its final evolution. Corviknight’s special hidden ability Mirror Amor was a lucky catch for me as I made it go on my team. I was even lucky later on when I replaced it for one that could get the special form with the hidden ability. So, a mix of coolness and honest strength made me really enjoy this new bird Pokemon, which normally would be replaced early in the game for me after a few gyms. For once it stuck through until the end.

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Number 4: Wooloo

I hate to admit it, but I fell into the trap of liking the cute adorable rolly-polly sheep. It honestly doesn’t feel like I need to say more than that.


Number 3: Applin

At first, I thought it was going to be dumb since it is just an apple. But, being a grass dragon, made it rather interesting. I really did like it, and it was a fun team member to the team. I got the Appletun form since I played on Shield. But I certainly would not mind trying to play with the Sword counter part to see how it changes around. I still honestly like the first form more, not sure why. Despite its movepool. But, still, I rather enjoyed it despite thinking I wouldn’t.


Number 2: Dreepy Line

Seeing the leak for this Pokemon, I honestly really liked the design. I thought it would be a cute derpy little dragon. I thought it was cool being a dragon ghost. But what really made me love it was the Pokedex entries. The first form looks for friends. The second cares for the first form and get anxious when it loses it. The third one has two mini ones as missiles that look forward to being launched out as missiles. What makes that last Pokedex entry even more enjoyable is it has a move that does just that, launches out two Dreepy as missiles. While the first form Dreepy is rather weak and has an abysmal move pool and doesn’t evolve until level 50, granted it is caught around then, but still, I really do not like it when Pokemon evolve that late. Either way this is one of my favorites, and it was a really close one between this and number 1.


Number 1: Scorbunny Line

For the last few generations of Pokemon the first starter I pick always tends to be the one I hate by the end of it. For once that was not the case. I picked Scorbunny since the other two did not interest me. Surprisingly I rather enjoyed it a lot. While the first forms are what typically wins me over it is the third form that allows me to like it, by a mixture of moves and design, and certainly this bunny has both. I honestly felt like by the end of it I was relying too much on my rabbit, and normally I don’t I mix the team up in the fights, but with the Scorbunny as my starter I did not feel like I had that issue. It was fun, and the starters are always the ones I tend to like the most seeing they start the journey with you.


Anyway, with that said, what was some of your favorite Pokemon for the newest generation or in general. There were a few I wanted to talk about, but well, I just did not have the time to being only a list of 5.

– Joe