Heliosol Ascended Form

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Classification: The Solar Pokémon
Type: Dragon/Light
Description: It was given the task of constructing the cornerstone of the Solar System, the Sun, by the Cosmic Architect. When it absorbs ample cosmic energy, it will ascend to a higher form.
Does Not Evolve

In Pokémon Sol Version, Team Planetary takes their plans to the next level. Instead of simply taking control of the legendary Pokémon Heliosol, they use a special machine to force Heliosol to absorb as much cosmic energy as they can force into it. This energy is what they have gathered from Meteoric Shards, the Cosmic Guardians, and Terratlas and Seluna, so it is the energy of the Cosmic Architect. This energy causes Heliosol to ascend into a new, more divine, form. In this form, Heliosol has access to a facsimile of the power the Cosmic Architect possesses. Also in this form, its Fire-Type changes into a Dragon-Type, and most of its Fire-Type moves transform into equivalent Dragon-Type moves. However, Heliosol cannot maintain this form for long, and it will soon transform back into its Regular Form. After recharging its cosmic energy reserves, it will ascend once more.

This form changing is controlled by Heliosol’s new ability, Ascension Cycle. At the end of every turn in battle, Ascension Cycle will transform Heliosol into the form it isn’t. So Regular Form will transform into Ascended Form, and Ascended Form will transform into Regular Form. When it changes form, certain moves it knows will also change mid-battle, meaning that Heliosol could potentially have access to eight different moves in one battle. See the in-depth page for more details on what moves will change. Whatever form Heliosol is in when the battle ends is the form it will begin the next battle in.

A Heliosol captured in Sol Version will have the ability Ascension Cycle replacing Pressure, which would have been its second ability in Luna and Terra Version, and therefore it cannot have Pressure as an ability if captured in Sol. One captured in Luna or Terra Version and traded over to Sol Version will maintain Pressure as its second ability. As Ascension Cycle is not an ability in Luna and Terra Versions, a Heliosol with Ascension Cycle will have it replaced by Pressure in Luna and Terra, but it will return if traded back to Sol Version.

In-Depth Page

Also, Heliosol Ascended Form’s signature move, Artificial Genesis, and ability, Ascension Cycle, have been added to the Attackdex and Abilitydex page, and the artwork of it can be viewed on the Gallery page.

Episode 80: Digging Your Own Cave

The newest episode of Cosmic Quest is here!

Braydon has spotted Team Planetary, and knows they’re up to no good, so he enlists the help of Ash, Brock, and Brenda to stop them. But he’s not the only one wanting to enlist their help. Soon they’re dragged into a battle to protect one of the Legendary Cosmic Guardians.

Also, the Tenno Pokédex page has been updated accordingly.

And don’t forget to vote for which Tenno Starter Pokémon you would pick on the right side of the home page. As of writing this post, Turcell is the most popular choice.

The Cosmic Chronicles Chapter 2: Entanglement

It’s been over a year, but don’t think I’ve forgotten about this series. The second chapter of this exclusive series can be read on this website here.

With Chris still tagging along, Brandon does his best to investigate what this mysterious group of black-uniformed Team Planetary members are, but he’s faced with resistance both from those he asks for help and Team Interplanetary themselves. When his investigation puts him on the trail of Legendary Pokémon, who knows what could happen?

Also, the Pokédex, Attackdex, and Character Guide pages have all been updated accordingly.

Episode 68 Review

Wow, between Sun and Moon and Winter Break it’s been quite some time since my last episode. Now that that’s all over, I’ll be trying to get back into a more regular routine.

To put it simply, this episode had me stressed out. I knew I had to do a special episode to coincide with the release of Sun and Moon, but there were so many problems I had to deal with. The biggest was how little we actually knew about Sun and Moon at the time. It was easy for me to write the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire special two years ago because even if those games hadn’t come out at the time, we already knew mostly everything about them due to the original Ruby and Sapphire. I had no such benefit this time around. To make things worse, the obvious connections between Solgaleo/Lunala and Heliosol/Seluna were just begging to be addressed in the episode, but with so little information confirmed about Solgaleo and Lunala, there was no way that I could extrapolate any well-detailed plot connections between the two. Of course now in hindsight we know that Solgaleo and Lunala have little to do with the actual Sun and Moon themselves, but before the release of game, for all we knew, they could have been the creators of the Sun and Moon, which would have caused some major problems no matter what I wrote in the special. So in the the end, I had to go with the very simple concept of turning Lunala and Solgaleo into the “emissaries” of Seluna and Heliosol. What exactly does emissary mean in this instance? I couldn’t even tell you. And as you might know if you’ve been following this sight for the past two months is that even with as simple of an explanation I gave for the connection between the two sets of Legendaries, I still had to make retcons once the games came out. I never would have even guessed that Lunala and Solgaleo were in-fact Ultra Beasts, and that little fact completely invalidated my entire description of how Heliosol and Seluna were connected to them. Now I’m left with some overly convoluted explanation that Cosmog was created when some of the Cosmic Architect’s energy fell down the first Ultra Wormhole. Oh well, not much I can do about it now short of some more retcons, which I’d rather just not do. The one other thing that gave me some issues was my guest character. Just as Steven appeared in my last special, I wanted a character from Sun and Moon to appear here. I debated between Kukui, Samson Oak, and Lillie. They all presented problems. Just as with the Legendaries, we really knew nothing about any of them at the time. What made things worse, was if I was going to claim that my series takes place after the Sun and Moon anime, then I would have to make sure I don’t contradict anything that might happen in the show with any of those characters. In the end, I went with Kukui because we had met him already in the Sun and Moon demo, allowing me to know his character and personality well enough to write for him. That, combined with trailers for the Sun and Moon anime allowed me to approximate what is to be expected from his interactions with Ash.

Pokémon Sun, Moon, and Cosmic Quest

I’m sure most can agree with me when I say how truly excited I am for Sun and Moon. Of course, these games mean something different to me than most, as they are so similar to my own Luna, Terra, and Sol Versions. The new Legendary Pokémon (I’m going to call them Solgaleo and Lunala after the trademarks until we get confirmation of another name) being based off of the Sun and Moon just as my Heliosol and Seluna are, one might question what this means for the future of Cosmic Quest. The answer is that I am fully embracing Sun and Moon, as seen in the site’s new banner. I will do my best to reconcile any contradictions made between my already established facets of Luna, Terra, and Sol, while also changing any yet to be established facets to fit accordingly. Depending on the background of Solgaleo and Lunala, this will require either a retcon of Luna, Terra, and Sol, or a minor adjustment to Sun and Moon, depending on what I feel I can get away with without twisting the continuity of either too much. I can tell you right now that I will likely have Solgaleo and Lunala serve as the emissaries to Heliosol and Seluna respectively, assuming that doesn’t contradict anything put forth in their official lore. If Solgaleo and Lunala turn out to be creators of the Sun and Moon, then I will have to come up with another idea. These next couple of months will be an interesting time for sure.

To further celebrate, here’s an expanded version of the new banner in background form:
Sun and Moon Background.png

The Sun Also Rises

With Sun and Moon Versions on the horizon, I thought that now would be an ideal time reveal a Legendary Sun Pokémon of my own.

Heliosol
Heliosol
Classification: The Solar Pokémon
Type: Fire/Light
Description: This Pokémon was revered by the ancients of Tenno as a solar deity. It was known in times past to occasionally descend to Earth from its home in space to temporarily inhabit temples and shrines built in its honor.
Does Not Evolve

Trivia: Heliosol’s name is a combination of the name Helios, the Greek Titan of the Sun, and sol, the Latin word and scientific name for the Sun. In Tenno’s history and legends this Pokémon is highly associated with the Sun. In Luna and Terra Versions this Pokémon can be found in the ruins of Solar Peak, the  highest summit of Mt. Corona, but only after the player has defeated Terratlas/Seluna and entered the Hall of Fame. There seems to be more to this mysterious Pokémon than meets the eye.

Signature Move:
Coronal Storm
Gathering solar energy, the user unleashes an intense storm of charged particles. The attack is powered up if used when the sunlight is harsh.
Type: Fire/Light
Category: Special
Power: 100
Accuracy: 90
PP: 5

Signature Ability:
Solar Maximum
When the Pokémon attacks or is sent into a battle, it turns the sunlight harsh.

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!