Episode 65 Review

To be perfectly honest, of the two months I went without posting an episode, I spent a month and a half writing this episode. I had originally planned on having it posted within a week of starting, but things kept on coming up. Before I knew it, a month and a half had passed. Sorry about that…

Anyways, after defeating the the Versal City Gym in Luna, Terra, and Sol Versions, the player gains access to the HM Fly and is supposed to use it to get back to Tenno Minor fast so the can use the now open path in Crater Gate to get to Crater Town and the next gym. For obvious reasons this isn’t how Ash and friends are going to be getting back there, and they needed a reason too. I had been toying around with the idea of having Professor Pine host a space camp, and figured that it would be the perfect excuse to get Ash and the others back to Tenno Minor. As for the hot air balloon ride, I used that because it was a form of travel yet to be truly used by Ash. In hindsight, it really seems odd that Ash has yet to use a hot air balloon for travel, just because of how it would annoy Team Rocket.

As for the Pokémon introduced in this episode, Calumba (who’s name comes from calm + columba, the scientific name for a dove), it’s worth pointing out that it is meant to act as a counterpart to the Pokémon Ravenoir, One’s a Dark/Flying, the other Light/Flying, one evolves with a Dusk Stone, the other with a Shiny Stone (I really wanted it to be a Dawn Stone for the obvious parallelism, but apparently the Dawn Stone’s name is completely different in the Japanese version, and has nothing to do with light), one is a bad omen, the brings peace and serenity, and their movesets are extremely similar (which will be seen once I post Calumba’s in-depth page).

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Episode 62 Review

Sorry it’s been so long. Let’s see what I can remember.

As is probably obvious by now, Mahemoth is one of the Tenno Region’s two fossil Pokémon. Instead of going for ancient invertebrates and/or dinosaurs like we normally see, I decided to go with something slightly different and make a fossil from the Ice Age. Frostover Island itself is the actual location in-game where you can obtain your choice of fossil. Speaking of Frostover Island, one minor liberty taken by this episode is the island. In Luna, Terra, and Sol, the only way to get to Frostover Island is by surfing, and Surf is not available until later in the game, so you have to fly back to Versal once you get it. Frostover Island is meant to be a location for the trainer to explore and to serve as a training location. It has no real reason to exist as far as the story is concerned, but between the training options there, the Ice-Types that can only be found there, and the fossil given as a reward for making it to the end of the glacial tunnels, it’s not a pointless location.

Episode 62: Breaking the Ice

Check out the 62nd episode here.

After returning to Versal City and finding the gym leader absent once again, Ash, Brock, and Brenda decide to take a trip to Frostover Island, an island off the coast of Versal known for being freezing cold year round. Once there, they find and amazing discovery from the ancient past.

Also, the Pokédex and Tenno League pages have been updated accordingly.

Episode 52 (For Real This Time): Tenno’s Got Talent

No joke, episode 52 is actually out this time.

Upon learning that the Versal City Gym is currently closed, Ash and friends run into a performer hoping to enter a talent show. With time to kill now, Ash and Brock decide to enter as well. Tenno may have talent, but do they?

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