New Pokémon were revealed today…or yesterday if you followed the leaks! You can see the trailer below:
As far as the leaked Pokémon goes, I simply don’t like the majority of them. A lot of them are pretty hideous, or worse uninteresting. Togedemaru’s face looks like it was pasted on his body, Bruxish looks ugly. Charjabug looks uninspired. Drampa is alright, but it seems like something is missing. Cutiefly, Tapu Koko and Vikavolt are good (with Tapu Koko being the clear winner). I’m glad the other Pokémon revealed up until now have been decent. The starters are mostly good,and those are the most important ones I guess. We also got the English names of the koala and dog Pokémon (Komala and Rockruff). Overall, a bit underwhelming but that was probably partly due to all of them having been leaked.
While I’m starting to warm up to some of the Pokémon, I feel like a lot of them are still kind of dopy. What makes a good Pokémon design is one that is simple, yet some of these guys look bizarre. Charjabug is one of the worst offenders as his square design just looks off. Bruxish isn’t much better. Vikavolt, Cutiefly and Togedemaru……that said, Togedemaru is a terrible name for the English release. I figure they want this guy to be the new Pikachu, but “Pikachu” is a little clearer. This guy’s name is just off. Tapu Koko looks cool. Up until now, the Pokémon designs were a bit more focused, but these guys seem to be all over the place. Maybe my opinion will change with time.
I must admit I am not a fan of many of these Pokémon. Tapu Koko looks cool and the electric hedgehog is cute but other than that none of them look that interesting. I really don’t like the old-man dragon and the fish. I’ll have to see if any of them grow on me but for now I am still waiting for that one new Pokémon that makes me go wow.
Sad, but I actually have to agree with everyone here, who contributed. It’s nice from GameFreak to finally give us a legitimately “Sonichu” and Tapu Koko looks interesting, but nothing caught my eye and so far, none of the new introduced Pokémon convinced me. I don’t think they are “bad” in design but is it me or do most of them feel “empty”? But I don’t want to criticize them for being “too simple” since this is actually what I wished for the new designs. What’s more interesting is how The Pokémon Company handled the leak yesterday. Instead of sitting on new information everybody knows already, they just revealed it. I guess they were lucky since the video was already prepared, so they only had to deal with a “One day early”-Leak, but a good reaction from The Pokémon Company regardless. Hope they continue to get prepared for potential Leaks.