Pokemon News Issue #116
Holy crap! I’ve finally got some news to talk about!
Anyway, welcome to the newest issue of Pokemon News. It was gonna happen sooner or later, and its about time that some Pokemon related news finally drop. So without further ado, let’s get into it!
What better way to start off than the official reveal of a brand new Mythical Pokemon. Say hello to Marshadow, the Gloomdweller Pokemon.
At the moment right now, we only know it typing, which turns out to be the unique combination of Fighting and Ghost, a first for the franchise. We also know that it has the ability Technician. However, thanks to data mining, we know a little more about this new Pokemon. Here is Marshadow’s Pokedex entries:
Sun: Able to conceal itself in shadows, it never appears before humans, so its very existence was the stuff of myth.
Moon: It lurks in the shadows of others, copying their movements and powers. This Pokémon is craven and cowering.
We also know that Marshadow, like most Mythical Pokemon, has access to a signature move, known as Spectral Thief. This move allows Marshadow to copy the opponent’s stat boosts and attacks with those boosts enabled. No other Pokemon has access to such a move. Not only that, Marshadow also has access to its own special Z-Move, known as Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike, which is a Ghost Type move and has a base power of 195 with no special effect. But I can probably guess that the animation for the attack will be terrifying.
Not only did we get confirmation about Marshadow, but a brand new trailer for the next Pokemon movie, “Pokemon, I Choose You” was revealed. And as it turns out, this is more than just a retelling.
This is a completely new deviation of the Pokemon anime timeline. Brock and Misty are nowhere to be seen, and Ash pairs up with a new duo of trainers, named Soji and Makoto. Not only that, Soji uses a Lucario and Makoto has Piplup, which are Pokemon Ash should have never encountered in the Kanto region. And what makes things even crazier, instead of Gary being Ash’s rival in Kanto, we have Cross instead. Cross is a trainer that strives to be the strongest trainer in the world, and believes strength is the only thing that matters. To further deviate from the official anime timeline, Cross uses an Incineroar, a Pokemon that has yet to make an official anime appearance, much less naturally being found in the Kanto region. And on top of all of this, turns out that Marshadow is hitching a ride in Ash’s shadow during the course of this movie as well. This trailer has really shaken up the Pokemon movie formula and turned it on its head. I honestly can’t wait to see this movie, just to simply see where it goes with all this change.
And that is it for Pokemon News. In the comments below, I’d like to know: What do you think of Marshadow? What is your opinion of the new Pokemon movie? I’d love to hear back from you guys. Anyway, here’s to hoping I have more news to talk about next week, and I’ll see you guys in the next issue!