Regarding the Team Rocket Movie Sprite Animation and Changes to Website Layout

As much of a joke as yesterday may have felt, there was one serious thing that came out of it. The Team Rocket Movie Sprite Animation, an hour and a half long animated version of the Team Rocket Movie, created using Sol Version’s engine. In case you missed it, I’ll post the video again here.

Watching this animation is as close as you’ll probably ever be able to get to watching an actual Cosmic Quest movie. With this new major development in the topic of the Team Rocket Movie, I have created a new section of this website dedicated to it for new viewers. To remove clutter from the Bonus Content page, I have also moved the soundtrack videos from there to a new sub-page under the Team Rocket Movie page. This new page makes it even more convenient to listen to the movie’s music as you read along, putting all three tracks right there on one dedicated page.

On the topic of changes to the website’s pages, with recent pages being added, such as the Cosmic Destiny section and the About the Cosmic Quest Project page, the page navigation bar was beginning to look a little bloated. In order to make the website more navigable, I have now taken several pages only relevant to the Luna, Terra, and Sol Version game concepts, and made them sub-pages of the Luna, Terra, and Sol Version page. Pages moved include the Characters of Luna/Terra/Sol, New Mechanics/Features, The Battle Final Frontier, and New Items. Pages that could be moved here, but are still of relevance to Cosmic Quest, such as the Tenno Pokédex or Tenno League pages, have remained as top level pages for easy access. I have also moved the entirely irrelevant Ancient Fairies page and made it a sub-page of Bonus Content. These changes not only reduce clutter, but also makes the website less confusing for those who only come here for Cosmic Quest information (which I assume is most people).

Special Announcement – Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Cosmic Destiny

Last week we received an absolutely massive piece of Pokémon news, and no, I am not referring to the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLC pack. I am referring to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. To me, this announcement was bigger than even a new main series game announcement would be, as a new main series game is expected to come, but for all we knew, Mystery Dungeon was a dead series. Rescue Team DX may just be a remake, but it is also so much more. It is a statement that Mystery Dungeon lives.

I absolutely adore Mystery Dungeon, particularly the Explorers series. It is by far my favorite Pokémon spin-off. I perhaps like it even more than the main series games. And so now I want to celebrate its return properly.

When I first came up with the Tenno Region as a child, I didn’t just stop at making my own game concepts, I also came up with spin-off games. And so, it is no surprise that one of my favorites was my Mystery Dungeon concept. And so, it brings me great pleasure to announce that starting on March 6th, the release date of Rescue Team DX, I will be publishing a mini-series based on my Mystery Dungeon concept. This story is called Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Cosmic Destiny.

Mystery Dungeon Cover

Cosmic Destiny is story version of my game concept. Think of it as an expanded version of those Mystery Dungeon anime specials they used to make. It will be a somewhat abridged retelling of my original concept. Cosmic Quest will still be my primary project, but after every couple episodes of Cosmic Quest, I’ll write a new chapter for Cosmic Destiny. Personally, I can’t wait.

Of course, as a part of the Cosmic Quest Project, Cosmic Destiny will feature all the custom Tenno Pokémon you’ve come to know and love, but in a completely different setting than you ever would have imagined. Stay tuned for more info.

Also, as I tend to do, I have created a new desktop background to go with this event. If anyone is interested, it can be found on the Bonus Content page. Also, if you want to get a better and unobstructed look at that new Turcell and Kappaqua art, take look at the Gallery page. I’d like to thank my brother, ChaosProjectAuthor, for the wonderful art. He’s really stepped his game up on these ones.

Tennoan Forms and Tennoan Metagross

If you’ve read the Team Rocket Movie already, then you already know that one of the bigger shocks is the surprise appearance of the first ever Tenno Regional Variant, Tennoan Metagross. I’m sure it must seem very odd for me to suddenly release my first Regional Variant years after their introduction in Sun and Moon. There’s a method to my madness.

I had always thought that Regional Variants were to be a gimmick that were locked to the Alola Region. Due to this, it seemed unrealistic to me to make my own Tennoan Forms, as it would just leave my region sticking out like a sore thumb with a gimmick that it shouldn’t have. Since I couldn’t just take back any Tennoan Forms I might make, I decided instead to make none at all. However, as of last week’s Pokémon Sword and Shield news, it has now been confirmed that Regional Variants exist in at least one region other than Alola, the Galar Region. That’s all the justification I needed. So I brainstormed a few ideas, one of them being Tennoan Metagross, and prepared to implement them. I realized that my nearly ready to release Team Rocket Movie already featured a Metagross in it, so I decided to replace it with a Tennoan Metagross and make the movie the first ever look at a Tennoan Form Pokémon.

Unlike Alola, Tenno is a region heavily affected by humans, and because of this, most Tennoan Forms will be Pokémon that changed due to the influence, whether direct or indirect, of humans. More specifically, most, if not all, will be related to Tenno’s space industry in one way or another. For example, Tennoan Metagross is designed to look like a lunar lander used in the Apollo Program.

And here’s some further details on the first Tennoan Pokémon:

Tennoan Metagross
Type: Steel/Fire
Description: Metagross in Tenno were altered by scientists to allow them to land on the surface of the Moon. They would send back priceless data and pave the way for the first man on the Moon.
Evolves from Metang at Level 45

Trivia: Tennoan Metagross can hover by activating the four rockets on the bottom of its legs. By activating the main booster on the bottom of its body, it can achieve orbit. Its four brains allow it to make minute changes to the angle of legs with reaction times on the level of microseconds, allowing it to follow a precise course with little danger of crashing.

In-Depth Page

Now that you’ve gotten your first taste of a Tennoan Form Pokémon, you can expect more to slowly trickle in from Cosmic Quest and other sources.

Regarding the Recent Meltan Episodes and an Opinion Piece on Legendary Pokémon

SPOILER ALERT!
The following post discusses major events of the two most recent episodes of Pokémon Sun and Moon to air in English.

If you follow both Cosmic Quest and Sun and Moon, then you should know that the most recent episodes to come out in English, the two Meltan episodes, completely contradict Cosmic Quest’s Let’s Go special, Let’s Go, Meltan. The major contradictions would be Ash, in Cosmic Quest, claiming he’d love to catch a Meltan, even though he actually has in Alola, and him claiming they were never before discovered while in Alola, even though Cosmic Quest claims he and Gary first discovered Meltan while they were in Kanto.

Because Cosmic Quest takes place in the same continuity as the actual show, these are issues that I cannot allow to exist. I have made minor retcons to small contradictions before (such as Brock not knowing about Ash having traveled to Alola), but this is an extremely major one. This is such a large retcon, that I’m likely going to have to rewrite much of Let’s Go, Meltan to fix these contradictions. I don’t know exactly what I’ll do yet, but stay tuned for more news on this update.

Opinion Piece Ahead

I just have to express how disappointed I am in the writers of the show. Legandary Pokémon (and Mythical Pokémon such as Meltan by extension) are extremely special Pokémon, and with that status comes a certain weight. Normal trainers, such as Ash, should absolutely under no circumstances be catching one. It’s one thing for special trainers like Brandon (the Frontier Brain) or Tobias to have them, but Ash is no where near that level yet. By having a normal trainer like Ash capture one, we are suddenly normalizing them, making them not as special or valuable. The fact that Ash is also a character that appears in every episode only serves to further devalue the Legendary status. Not only are they devaluing Legendary Pokémon by having Ash capture one, but they are setting a horrible precedent. Up until now, people have baselessly complained that Ash never catches Legendary Pokémon. Now those same people will expect this to become the new normal. The writers have opened a massive Pandora’s Box, from which there is no return. I hope they realize what they have done.

Regarding The Team Rocket Movie

Wow, the past 24 hours sure have been crazy. I never want to watch a bad movie again! Anyways, while Team Rocket may be kind of crazy, they were not lying about the Team Rocket Movie. No joke, The Team Rocket Movie is a real thing. It is currently being written and will be released soon. To be clear, this is not Cosmic Quest the Movie 3, but rather an original spin-off movie to accompany Cosmic Quest. Should be interesting.

Team Rocket Movie Poster

Congratulations on 1000 Episodes Pokémon!

If you noticed the banner has been changed back to the anime anniversary banner I used earlier this year, it is not a mistake. It’s another celebration. Today marks yet another important Pokémon landmark. In Japan, the 1000th episode of Pokémon will air.* This is such an amazing milestone, and it just goes so much further towards showing how much longevity is in this franchise. I would have loved to put out a special episode celebrating this achievement, but unfortunately it just isn’t in the cards. That doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate though. Congratulations on reaching 1000 episodes Pokémon! Never stop catching them all! You’ll always be the very best, like no one ever was!

 

*Some of the more observant might notice that this 1000 episode count does not line up with the episode numbers used by websites such as Serebii or Bulbapedia. This is due to confusion in numbering. Serebii and Bulbapedia counted some episodes that Pokémon doesn’t officially count, while Pokémon officially counts some episodes that those sites didn’t. What matters in the end is the official count, and this is it.

Pokémon Cosmic Quest The Movie 2

Movie 2 Poster

Announcing: Pokémon Cosmic Quest The Movie 2, the anticipated sequel to Myoken, the Guiding Light! Coming soon to a website near you!

This exciting movie follows Ash, Brock, and Brenda on an out-of-this world adventure where they meet the Legendary Pokémon Heliosol.

Stay tuned for more details!

(Also of note, the poster provides the first artwork of Brock in his Cosmic Quest clothes.)

Cosmic Quest in a Magazine!?

It has just been brought to my attention by commenter named Pip that Cosmic Quest has been featured in an Australian Pokémon magazine…well…sort of… Apparently this unofficial, but nonetheless published, Pokémon magazine used my History of the Pokémon World page as a source for their article on the topic (a better description would be they plagiarized it, as I was not sourced and I granted no permission). This is made obvious by the fact that they make references to the Cosmic Architect, Terratlas, and Seluna. See for yourself here. Just to be clear, I do not approve of this blatant plagiarism by any means, but at the same time, this is just so hilarious that I can’t help but share it.

Opinion Piece: Pokémon Sun and Moon Versions

NEWSFLASH: After today’s Pokémon Direct, Sun and Moon have been confirmed. There was no solid indication from what was shown whether it was a Generation 6 or Generation 7 game, but some of the wording being used to describe it on the main website does seem to infer it’s a new generation. If that is the case, my below theory may be disregarded. That being said, I am not yet 100% convinced that this is a new generation.

As I am sure most of you already know, earlier today trademarks for games called Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, complete with logos, where uncovered. Normally I avoid talking about news on this website, but for obvious reasons, I thought it would be worth bringing up here. I want to share my vision for these games. Before we begin though, I would like to point out the very real possibility that these trademarks will not lead anywhere. Pokémon has trademarked many game titles before, such as Gray or Water Blue, without an actual game coming out with the name. But, never to my knowledge have one of those fake trademarks come complete with logos the day before a major Pokémon announcement.

Many people are assuming that Sun and Moon will be the first games of the Seventh Generation of Pokémon, and for a good reason too. However, this does not seem likely. One important thing to remember is that whatever games they release this year will be on the 3DS. But coming soon is the Nintendo NX. It would be a poor business choice on Game Freak’s part to release a new generation right before the release of a new system. Also, the Gen 6 story line is incomplete. Zygarde has yet to be fully explored, and X and Y left many questions. That is why I believe that Sun and Moon will introduce the brand new concept of Generation 6.5. For those who don’t know the Gen 6.5 theory, it’s an idea that the next game will bring about what could be considered a new generation (eg. new Pokémon and a new region), but still remain firmly linked to Gen 6. This theory has gathered evidence from all over, with the biggest points being the small number of Pokémon introduced in X and Y, seemingly missing Pokémon from X and Y such as a non-cover Legendary Trio, and the mysterious item known as the Strange Souvenir, which refers to the player travelling to an unknown region sometime soon. The recently revealed Magearna also seems to support the theory.

With that explained, my theory for how these games might work is to start the player off in the new region referred to by the Strange Souvenir. This region will have new Pokémon, such as Magearna, and a new story. It is very possible, though, that this story will tie into the story of X and Y, delving deeper into the Kalos War and involving Team Flare. While it is possible that Zygarde would be the center point of the story, this seems unlikely, as there are two games, each of which needs its own cover Pokémon. As there is only one Zygarde Complete, this would not work well, unless Zygarde gets a second complete form. So I believe that two new Legendaries will be the focus (ones based on the Sun and Moon). Then, after this story is seen to completion and you enter this region’s Hall of Fame, you get to travel to the Kalos Region. Once in the Kalos Region a new story involving Zygarde as its center focus will unravel (this would be like a combination of Gold and Silver’s Kanto Region with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’s Delta Episode). This would allow for Zygarde to get the spotlight that it would miss otherwise with the absence of a Z Version. A full on second story occurring post-game also makes sense given the current progression of Gen 6 games. X and Y had the Looker story, the first attempt by Pokémon to have a story after beating the game. Then Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire had the Delta Episode, which was a full-on narrative with an impact on the story of the entire game. The type of story in Kalos I suggest only seems like the natural progression of things. This complete overhaul to the game would explain why there is no Z/X2 and Y2 Version, as it would justify the changing of the name entirely.

There are those out there who say that what I’m suggesting is silly because a new Pokémon game with new Pokémon and a new region automatically makes it a new generation, so this would be Gen 7, not 6.5. I disagree. I say that there’s more to a generation than just the Pokémon. The three biggest factors being game style, story, and connectivity. Each generation introduces an improved style from the previous one. If Sun and Moon have the same style as X and Y, that pretty much confirms they’re in the same generation. On top of that, if these games have a story connection to X and Y, then all they’re doing is continuing this generation’s storyline. And if they can trade/battle with X and Y (with the exception of newly introduced Pokémon), how could they be a different generation? Admittedly, Gold and Silver could trade with Red and Blue, and did connect with them story wise, but I argue that was only because Gold and Silver was the first time they made a new generation. they were uncertain of what they wanted to do. Something like that in the modern age would never happen. Also, the concept of a Gen 6.5 would be a good way to expand upon and top the concepts of sequel versions introduced in in Gen 5 with Black and White 2.

Please remember, this is all just my opinion and what I personally see to be a good possibility. Now, will this development have any major impact on Cosmic Quest? We’ll just have to wait and see…

Train on!