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KiwiPanda

KiwiPanda

Rawr! *pounces on feet*

Male, United States

Just some punk who likes Pokemon, pretty much. Decent at that, not at much else. :sweat: Previously RedPanda.

Joined:
Fri 14th September, 2012

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KiwiPanda

#5

KiwiPanda commented on Mythical Pokémon Diancie Confirmed for X & Y:

I don't think Carbink has any relationship to Diancie in an evolutionary line... the former is just part of Diancie's kind of "history," I guess (As in, a story that any Pokemon with a movie would have). 50/225/225 defenses on Carbink would be absolutely crazy, especially considering I already find Carbink with usable and fun sets. :P

Since Diancie is obviously similar to Carbink, I'd say it's stats will be likewise as well along with a noticeable increases for either both or one attack stats. Cresselia... ish?

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#9

KiwiPanda commented on Genius Sonority Has Something "Challenging" In...:

I have the original Denpa Men but never finished it; the signal thing was just especially annoying to me for some reason. I'd absolutely love a new Orre game-- I've been dreaming of an announcement for years and considering a new era's going to be around for over two and half years (ish?), the time's coming that one should be released. People would prefer that much more than some Rumble Blast.

That said... I wouldn't consider the Orre series "challenging" at all, it's just Pokemon. I'd say this is going to be a new game for Wii U... and from someone who has only bought one thing in the Wii U eShop, a new Genius Sonority franchise would likely prompt a buy from me.

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#13

KiwiPanda commented on Weirdness: Pokémon Cards Tell A Story of Family:

I saw these on Serebii a few weeks ago, as well. It's a nice touch~ I found on Serebii just a minute ago that the artist's name is Konako Eo, whom helped with designs (characters, Pokemon, etc.) from the RSE era to HG/SS although she clearly still illustrates cards. Her TCG style is more cutesy and this is definitely her most outdone set of cards!
http://www.pocketmonsters.net/tcg/search?artist[0]=44&page=1
^^link to all of her cards if anyone cares.
(Don't know why I'm so interested in this...)

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#14

KiwiPanda commented on Pokémon X & Y Online Battles Vulnerable to "B...:

Yeah, as some have said-- what a waste of good time. Why would you even bother devoting to that? ...There isn't even any appeal. Even the trolls get tired after a few easy battles; one of the best aspects of Pokemon is the mind games in battles. This just takes the fun out of it for the cheater :P
Too bad no one will know who the cheaters are. It would be fun to rub into their reputation if someone won against them, external tools used.

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#15

KiwiPanda commented on UK Band Union J Is Changing Its Name To "Union...:

Ah, boy. Not quite sure what to say. @edhe (8) hit my opinion pretty well.
That guy on Pikachu's direct left looks really psyched. Probably wondering what the X/Y countdown clock is at, huh?
I hope they someday change their name back to Union J. I have a feeling One Direction wouldn't be as famous with too many teenage girls if it were named Pokemon Direction...

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#17

KiwiPanda commented on Pokémon: The Origin Anime Announced, Mystery ...:

To start with the game, it doesn't look like Colosseum or Gale of Darkness-- the battle is 1v1, which is rather rare in those games. Besides that, it just generally gives me more of a Stadium feel.

Watching the trailer for the anime makes me very excited. Even if it's Japan-exclusive, I'll really enjoy screenshots. Hype!

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#22

KiwiPanda commented on Video: The Pokémon Tretta Lab Add-On Makes th...:

The arcade machine is awfully popular in Japan, so while it's no huge surprise to me they made a sequel, I'm a bit surprised they'd put it on the 3DS. And it's not going to come out of Japan. It's in Japan due to its predecessor's popularity, which it certainly doesn't have elsewhere.

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#25

KiwiPanda commented on Weirdness: Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy,...:

As others have said, I see it as fair. The fact about Zelda is no more than a hint. If it were asking about the princess, it would've included "this princess," not "the princess of this game." It's talking about the game, not Zelda.
Then again, it could've been worded better :P

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#26

KiwiPanda commented on Rumour: Attack of the Friday Monsters Breachin...:

I'm convinced I'll buy this, but all the same I don't think it'll be a day one buy just because I've already bought too many games in the past few days. Not to say there's a sure chance I won't. So tempting...
Excited to see the Japanese culture in play.

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#29

KiwiPanda commented on Pokémon US National Championships Set To Comm...:

@Raikoo - Fighting a Terracott team is very frustrating >__> Juniors, Seniors, or Masters? The guy I lost to actually had the same team, iirc o_0
@SphericalCrusher - No problem, VGC is fun to talk about~ VGC 2014 won't have any news anytime soon, seeing as it will be with X/Y. But when dates and locations are announced, I usually find them at places like Nugget Bridge, Smogon, and Marriland's site (They're all competitive battling communities). I'd say that, unlike this year where there was a Fall and Spring regional, next year will have only a Spring event, so there's still a good year. There's no real chance to get into the event this year, though, it's a bit too late.
If you want to test out your team for general competitive purposes, though, you can always use a simulator. I'm using Pokemon Showdown (Pokemonshowdown.com) right now, I highly advise checking it out. Requires no download.

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#30

KiwiPanda commented on Pokémon US National Championships Set To Comm...:

@SphericalCrusher - There was a regional event in Athens to qualify. I was testing my finalized team, breeding my 'mons, getting IVs straight, going to move tutors... it was sad when I lost my game. Went in 2011 to the Southeast regionals (Also stationed in Athens, as it is every year~), and lost in the second round of Juniors, the competition not being Swiss. And I fell to someone who placed third at Nationals... that hurt. Although he did post a regional warstory (Nice for a ten year old, huh?), and I came closest to beating him. No EV training, it was a cool year, I guess. The events are lots of fun.
Anyone around the area can still play in the Last Chance Qualifier, too, then earn themselves a ticket into Nationals the next day!
Can't wait for VGC 2014, and X/Y haven't even arrived. And with them, a whole new metagame... >:3 (This year I will be downloading, so I can't go and lose my game again :P
Can Pokemon be distributed with EVs/Natures (And possibly even IVs) premade?

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#31

KiwiPanda commented on Talking Point: The Effortless Social Charm of ...:

@Marakuto (Post #3) - This pretty much sums up my thoughts. The customizational aspect really provides more and more to do- with so many options, there's, quite literally, always something to do at any time of the day.
And yeah, I really need to get some more sleep ._____.
@Belmont - I'm still exploring the options, and that's something that has been escaping my mind. But couldn't you change what the animals' speech sounded like in Wild World?

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#32

KiwiPanda commented on Super Smash Bros. Won't Feature Cross-Platform...:

I was hoping for cross-play... but just because it isn't going to be featured has no major difference in my opinion on the game. I'm more worried about the character customization, at this point; hopefully there won't be any modifying movesets, or at least not having that as a game-changing ability. Although it is rather hard for me to think of what else they could mean...

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#34

KiwiPanda commented on Feature: A Brief History of Pokémon - Part One:

I can't even express how Pokemon-crazy I am, and how much of one I always have been... Sapphire was my first video game. I devoted hundreds of hours to getting ready for VGC '11, my first real video game tournament, still in Juniors. And after I lost in the second round, it kind of hurt. A lot >.< But I kept up with the competition, seeing who placed in nationals and things like that... and in the end, the person I lost to was one of the few Smogon and Skarmbliss users that did VGC at the Juniors level (He ended up getting second or something at nationals)... and I came to find I was the closest to beating him at my respective regional event (Plus I didn't EV/IV train, I did it old-school >:3). I got back with the game, and I'm a PokeManiac, now...
Nice article, @Raylax :D
Plus because of Pokemon, there are plenty of creepypastas to read... :3
Facts You Probably Don't Care About: The Lavender Town Theme was technically done five different ways across the span of a beta, Japanese originals, other originals, FR/LG, and HG/SS.

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#36

KiwiPanda commented on Pokémon Tretta Lab Coming to the 3DS This Sum...:

The concept and everything is interesting, but I agree that this will not be coming out of Japan anytime soon- as others have said, look at all of the Battrios... I suppose this might be popular in Japan, but I think it would be wiser of GameFreak to devote to X/Y, and then with any excess time, possibly start an Orre project. The latter is what would really excite me :D

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#38

KiwiPanda commented on Review: Mario's Super Picross (Wii U eShop / S...:

I'm well into the original, and I enjoy it, although this wouldn't be a day-one buy, for me- if it comes to the States, it'll loiter around for a good few months until a gloomy day comes around and I'm in need of some fresh new picross. Not to say I don't care for this coming over, it's something I'd still enjoy seeing in the Wii U's shop.

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#39

KiwiPanda commented on The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves Diving Onto ...:

Although I didn't enjoy the first (I stopped playing halfway through because nothing caught me), this looks amazing. So many new things to do. I'll wait for reviews, but I'm sure I'll give this franchise another choice in this sequel.

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#41

KiwiPanda commented on Nintendo Download: 4th April 2013 (North America):

I'll be picking up the Colors update first thing tomorrow, although that Ultimate Wilds DLC is really tempting. Might have pick that up, as well... and now that I look at it... I really want the Kecleon Bazaar, too...

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#42

KiwiPanda commented on Nintendo Download: 28th March 2013 (North Amer...:

I've waited literal months for River Kingand HarmoKnight. But now all I get is the eShop glitch where I can't open it up... I hope I don't have to send my 3DS, I really want these titles D:
EDIT: Did the force update and my system is great~
Downloading River King now :)

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#48

KiwiPanda commented on Review: Legend of the River King (3DS eShop / ...:

From the first time I saw it in the US eShop (Trailer), I was excited :D
Beforehand, I had never heard of it. Harvest Moon might be coming out at around the same time here in the US (Still no release date for either here >:[), so Natsume may be getting lots of VC buys sometime soon.
@Joshers - For the US, I believe all that has been announced for both HM and River King is that they're coming :P
I also read that there was a part where you could raise a fish in your personal aquarium. I'll assume that's not true or at least not for this VC version?
Great read and review. Cleared some stuff up for me and confirmed that I'll be getting it as soon as it comes out.