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User Info: Missingno_Mastr

Missingno_Mastr
4 months ago#1
Alright, so for those of you who don't know... while the Pokémon boards on this site have always been home to many trolls, it's worse than ever these days. I came home from work, checked the Poison-type appreciation topic on the Ultra Sun board- over a hundred new posts and the topic had hit 500 and closed. And the vast majority of said posts were, of course, from trolls. Most likely the same trolls that basically forced my Ultra Moon playthrough to migrate here (I say most likely because... well, I have a very extensive ignore list these days). So yeah... between the steady increase of trolling on the Ultra Sun board, and the mods not seeming to do anything about it, I get the feeling any further attempts to have civilized conversations on that board are doomed to failure. Hell, if it weren't for the fact that that board still sees innocent people who legitimately post there in search of help with the games, I'd have given up on that board completely by now.

Anyway, getting back on a positive note, this topic is all about Poison-types! Discuss them, talk about your favorites, post fanart, share cool experiences you've had with them in the games- it's all welcome here. :)

For those who don't know, Poison is my favorite type, with Weezing being my favorite Pokémon overall, and some of my other favorites including the likes of Arbok, Victreebel, Dragalge, Drapion, and Qwilfish, among others. I've also drawn a number of Poison-types in Pokémon Art Academy- I'll post a few pictures right now, and if any of you want to see more, I'll post the rest tomorrow night.

https://i.imgur.com/67yNtKo.jpg
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User Info: NatsukiDokiki

NatsukiDokiki
4 months ago#2
I, for one, can appreciate the Oddish family. The whole line is among my favorites, they're just so cute! (Well Gloom isn't really cute but I guess its ugliness is kinda charming to a degree.)

My favorite pokemon in general is Bellossom (which I know isn't a Poison type) but Vileplume is in an extremely close second and honestly I kinda bounce back and forth between them in who I consider my favorite. 😄

As for other poison types... I've always been a big fan of Muk. It's not exactly cute but I always liked how slightly intimidating it looks. It really oozes with a deadly "don't come near me" feel.

Drapion is also really cool, I love its typing and I like its somewhat goofy design too.

User Info: MissCarriage

MissCarriage
4 months ago#3
I cannot believe the trolls took over. Did they get banned? I reported most of them. :| Oh well, our thread will NEVER die. Started in X/Y and still going strong 3 installments later!
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User Info: Missingno_Mastr

Missingno_Mastr
4 months ago#4
NatsukiDokiki posted...
I, for one, can appreciate the Oddish family. The whole line is among my favorites, they're just so cute! (Well Gloom isn't really cute but I guess its ugliness is kinda charming to a degree.)

My favorite pokemon in general is Bellossom (which I know isn't a Poison type) but Vileplume is in an extremely close second and honestly I kinda bounce back and forth between them in who I consider my favorite. 😄

As for other poison types... I've always been a big fan of Muk. It's not exactly cute but I always liked how slightly intimidating it looks. It really oozes with a deadly "don't come near me" feel.

Drapion is also really cool, I love its typing and I like its somewhat goofy design too.

I actually do find Gloom charming in its own way. I always kinda like when I see one smile. Also, I like how Wakin's Gloom played a big role in the story in XD- first knocking the player out with Sleep Powder to steal his Snag Machine, then doing the same thing to the security guards at the Cipher Key Lair.

I like Muk a lot, too. Little fun fact- Sparks Fly for Magnemite was the first anime episode I ever saw. Back when I wasn't into Pokémon, I figured I'd watch one episode just to see what all the fuss was about. So, basically my earliest Pokémon memory involved Ash catching Muk, and subsequently, Professor Oak's reaction to having Muk sent to him. I think part of the reason I like Poison-types so much is because one of them got me into Pokémon in the first place.

MissCarriage posted...
I cannot believe the trolls took over. Did they get banned? I reported most of them. :| Oh well, our thread will NEVER die. Started in X/Y and still going strong 3 installments later!

A lot of the ones on my ignore list seem to have gotten banned, so that's something. But yeah, it'll take more than them to kill off this topic. :)

And I absolutely WILL be continuing my mono-Poison Ultra Moon playthrough tonight! Well, technically I did so last night, but when all I was able to get done was one battle with Hau, it just doesn't feel like a lot got done, y'know? But yeah- I'm hoping to at least get another trial done before I call it a night.
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MissCarriage
4 months ago#5
The Poison type appreciation thread shall NEVER die! Good luck with that!
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User Info: Missingno_Mastr

Missingno_Mastr
4 months ago#6
I just read on Bulbapedia, apparently in the anime, James thought Cosmog was a pre-evolution of Koffing. I like that. :) I've always wanted to see a Koffing pre-evolution, and I've come up with an idea for one myself in the past. In fact, here;

https://i.imgur.com/pVyQYzS.png

Name; Hakking
Type: Poison
Pokédex classification: Clear Smog Pokémon
Dex entry 1: Though it constantly emits gas, it is too young to add poison to it. These puffs of gas, therefore, are perfectly safe to breathe.
Dex entry 2: Between its lack of poisonous gas, its cute appearance, and its playful demeanor, it is popular as a family pet. If its gas starts to smell bad, evolution is imminent.
Evolution: Hakking >Level up w/Poison Gas> Koffing >lv. 35> Weezing
Level-up moves:
Lv. 1: Charm
Lv. 1: Tackle
Lv. 4: Clear Smog
Lv. 7: Baby-Doll Eyes
Lv. 12: Sweet Kiss
Lv. 15: Poison Gas
Lv. 18: Sludge
Lv. 23: Astonish
Lv. 26: Mist
Lv. 29: Gyro Ball
Lv. 34: Sludge Wave
Lv. 37: Uproar
Lv. 40: Destiny Bond
Lv. 42: Gunk Shot
Lv. 45: Memento
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User Info: FuzzyKiwi02

FuzzyKiwi02
4 months ago#7
May as well post. I'm not a huge fan of Poison on the whole, but I do like a fair few of them.

Nihilego is currently my favourite Poison type overall, with the Nidoran(f), Nidoran(m), Gastly, Croagunk and Salandit families probably being my favourite Poison type lines. Zubat, Bellsprout, Skrelp, Alolan Grimer and their evos are also kinda cool to me; most of the others, for the most part, I have never trained and end up neutral with me.

I mentioned this in another topic on the main board, but Zubat was the earliest I have ever obtained as a shiny in any playthrough. Caught it in Leafgreen, shortly after entering Mt Moon - probably wasn't the first visit, cos I abuse the heck out of the PokeCenter outside, so I think the third or fourth? It was before Misty, that's for sure. And let me be the one to say this; Golbat kicks ass in Kanto. It was a mainstay on my team, wanted to evolve as early as Lavender Town (not that it could, yet) and was seriously fun to use. It was great in green...not so great in Pink as Crobat, which was slightly disappointing, but still incredibly useful. In some way, that shiny Zubat was the reason I started to reach out to Poison types more, rather than overlook them overall.
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Quilava (Iggy, Lv32), Ampharos (Mikey, Lv31), Granbull (Snubbs, Lv31), Weepinbell (Olenna, Lv31), Togetic (Tipsy, Lv29), Poliwhirl (Louie, Lv30)

User Info: Missingno_Mastr

Missingno_Mastr
3 months ago#8
FuzzyKiwi02 posted...
May as well post. I'm not a huge fan of Poison on the whole, but I do like a fair few of them.

Nihilego is currently my favourite Poison type overall, with the Nidoran(f), Nidoran(m), Gastly, Croagunk and Salandit families probably being my favourite Poison type lines. Zubat, Bellsprout, Skrelp, Alolan Grimer and their evos are also kinda cool to me; most of the others, for the most part, I have never trained and end up neutral with me.

I mentioned this in another topic on the main board, but Zubat was the earliest I have ever obtained as a shiny in any playthrough. Caught it in Leafgreen, shortly after entering Mt Moon - probably wasn't the first visit, cos I abuse the heck out of the PokeCenter outside, so I think the third or fourth? It was before Misty, that's for sure. And let me be the one to say this; Golbat kicks ass in Kanto. It was a mainstay on my team, wanted to evolve as early as Lavender Town (not that it could, yet) and was seriously fun to use. It was great in green...not so great in Pink as Crobat, which was slightly disappointing, but still incredibly useful. In some way, that shiny Zubat was the reason I started to reach out to Poison types more, rather than overlook them overall.

That's pretty cool that a Shiny Zubat got you more interested in the Poison type. :) And a cool story overall about the Zubat itself. I've never used a Golbat in FRLG, myself- maybe if it could get Fly in the Golbat stage back then, but it couldn't, and also the constant failed evolutions would surely start grating on my nerves, and I didn't want that to ruin Golbat for me, as I really do like the Zubat line a lot myself. I got several Shiny Crobat of my own, as well as a Shiny Golbat.
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PhlogPyro
3 months ago#9
Not really a fan of any except for Mega Beedrill and Naganadel, but the ones I do like are damn good. Nidoking and Salazzle are pretty cool too.
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(edited 3 months ago)

User Info: MissCarriage

MissCarriage
3 months ago#10
Happy NY you guys!
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