OK I snagged these two shots from the site because the captions for them made me really, really excited.
Because honestly let’s get real here.
The relationships we had with our Pokemon in the previous games were surprisingly lacking. Sure, in HG/SS we got to walk around with our Pokemon and see them dance or roll in the grass, but otherwise friendship’s function only really influenced a few things, mainly evolution, a few moves, and the ability to get a few ribbons.
We never really saw anything relating to how close our Pokemon was to us in a way beyond some ratings or a few devices or cues in the games that showed how much they liked their trainer. So in my opinion the fact that bonding through Pokemon-Amie can get them to do things like look at you while waiting for directions in a fight opens up a HUGE can of possibilities with what they’ll do.
Will the bond’s strength affect their accuracy in battle? Will it affect how often they’ll hurt themselves or overcome confusion in a fight? There’s so many other things on my mind but this just makes me really,really excited to see something like this finally put into the Pokemon games because now we can see actual results of bonding with our Pokemon besides some handful of dialogue from a rater in somehouse.
You know in Pokemon, you defeat trainers and they just…stay there, never challenging you again?
What if, now you’ve KO’d their Pokemon, they can’t get through the long grass without getting ripped to shreds, so now they can never go home
And they’re just slowly starving in the middle of nowhere, eating their Pokemon one by one to survive.
One of these aren’t like the others!!!! :D
Introducing SIMBA!!!! My brother’s cutest new addition!!! He was so cute! He curled up in the eeveelutions and fell asleep! I think it reminded him of his brothers and sisters!!!! *ready to kill with cuteness*
If you want to see the full photoset of the eevee plushies click here
SCREAMING LOOK AT HIM OH MY GOD HE’S SO CUTE