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We want to know what's your favorite new Pokemon

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It's been some time since Pokémon Sun & Moon dropped, and whether or not you plowed through the main quest, hunted some ultra beasts, or took your sweet time in the island paradise, it's time to ask that burning question that's pertinent to every generation of Pokémon: what's your favorite new 'mon?

It's bears repeating that's I'm not asking for your favorite Alolan Pokémon because plenty of older 'mon make their living on the far off island of Alola, like Makuhita or Pikachu. We're asking for your favorite, new Pokémon of the 7th generation. But don't worry because we're accepting brand new Alolan form Pokémon as well. So Pikachu isn't much of an answer but it's new Alolan Raichu is perfectly acceptable.

Just leave your answer below and you'll be featured on the front page fairly soon with your choice for all to see! A picture included would be preferable because please don't make me work any more than I have to.

As for my choice, I can't help but finding myself gravitating to the weirdly designed but excellently flavored Dhelmise, a grass/ghost Pokémon. It constantly gets to me how well integrated its visual design is with its battle design. This haunted, cursed seaweed latched onto discarded anchors and wields them like weapons in the sea. The anchor is perfectly normal but it's being swung around by ghostly seaweed. And in battle, this translates to its unique ability: Steelworker. Steelworker boosts the power of its user's steel type moves, which essentially gives Dhelmise three different same type attack bonus moves: grass moves, ghost moves, and steel moves! It even has a signature move, Anchor Shot, where it fires out its trusty anchor and entangles its victim in the chain, trapping it in place during the battle.

This Pokemon continually confused fans during Sun & Moon's victory lap, with people scratching their heads, wondering why this ghostly anchor was part grass, part ghost. Only after reading up on its lore is it explained that the grass comes from the seaweed origin and the ghost comes from the fact that it is haunted somehow. The anchor is completely separate from its physiology, kind of like how I'm a normal type person who isn't just a steel type because I decided to stab your hand with my fork because back off they're my chicken McNuggets.

So leave your favorite new Pokémon in the comments below and you'll join Dtoid staff in sharing our favorite new Pokémon for Sun & Moon!

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About Marcel Hoangone of us since 1:23 PM on 07.09.2011

Local contributor responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.




Introduction post

10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf
- Strider's GOTY 2015

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
- Hype: Japan Time
- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list
- Strider's favorite ninjas



~Friday Night Fight Replays!
- 09/02/11
- 09/09/11
- 09/23/11
- 09/30/11
- 02/07/12
- 02/12/12



~The Write Stuff! Get to writing!
- 06/30 - The Beginning!
- 07/06 - Line breaks
- 07/13 - Tone
- 07/20 - Commas
- 08/06 - Balance
- 09/03 - Crossposting
- Write Stuff of September - Pride

~ The Cblog Fapcast!
- XCOM or bust!
- The show must Smurf on!
- ScottyG is on the line
- Hobo extraordinaire, Manchild
- The sorry game
- Girlfriend caps
- #1ReasonHow
- Holiday Revengeance
- My Hairy, Downstairs Fapcast
- bbreaking nnews
- Strider alone
- Oh the Injustice!
- Glowbear and hate
- Strider likes Animal Crossing
- E3 jinxed it
- The Steamin'ing
- Return of Pony Pals
- Quotation fingers community
- High as a robot with Lemon Buster
- I can't believe it's not Pisstoid with Nanashi
- I'm really [heavy sigh] feeling it



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