Pokémon returns on the 3DS for what seems to be the last hurrah for the system. New legendaries, new starters, new region, new modes...it's a whole new world, with a brand-new attitude! But you still gotta catch 'em all. Be the best that you can be!
A Meowth wouldn't let me flee a random encounter I had with it so I decided to Catch it and make it do my bidding. It certainly proved useful in the school area so it's part in my team may be more permanent then I thought.
I went with the grass owl. After being burned by leaving the final form of Y's grass starter a surprise, I was highly dissappointed, so I looked ahead this time and chose my favorite. Other than that I'm pretty much going into this game blind.
I probably would have chosen popplio, but I left the water type spot on my team open in anticipation of seeing a bunch of rad new fish Pokemon. To my surprise, there aren't many new water types in this region, so I've just gone with Wishcash.
In a strange turn of events, I chose Rowlett for my starter. I usually pick the Water starter, but this time I had to go with Grass. Mostly because I think it's final form is cool-looking (it's Green Arrow!) but also because I'll get the Ash-Greninja from the demo so I'll have my Water-type "starter" covered anyway.
Of course, I'll end up getting all three starters soon, I own both Sun and Moon. Thanks to the dual-pack from Amazon.
I've never really cared about the side gimmicks in more recent Pokémon games and this is no exception. I think having to go through a separate loading screen and exit the game world to access any of the multiplayer functions is an absolute downgrade from gen 6, but I don't really care too much.
Yeah, I get that. On the plus side, there is a bunch of extra content available as well, most of which is beneficial to the main adventure. Accessible anywhere! Not stranded to a single town or area or PokéCenter or whatever. So that's kinda nice, I think.