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Which starter would you choose?

Grookey 19 25.33%
 
Sobble 27 36.00%
 
Scorbunny 25 33.33%
 
I can't decide yet! 4 5.33%
 
Total:75
HylianSwordsman said:
MasonADC said:

He’s gonna end up looking like an uglier dk, I promise you 

But he's based on a drummer and Scorbunny is based on a football player, so what if Grookey evolves into a guitar player with wavy hair for whipping back and forth, while Scorbunny becomes a bulky goalie type? Jk, Scorbunny is obviously the speed/offense glass cannon, and I don't see Sobble being the hulking tank creature, though I suppose Game Freak could surprise us.

Funky long 



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This is the first gen that i like all the starters, they are reallly cute!



shikamaru317 said:
SecondWar said:

It looks like it's back to Water for me. Nothing massively against the others, just Water has typically always been my pick. Gen 6 & 7 were exceptions (although regretted this in Gen 6).

I cant help but start guessing at the typings of the final forms. A lot of people seem to think Scorbunny will get an electric typing, but I'm not sure where that is coming from. That said, the only other one I can see if fighting, and we've had enough fire fighting starters. Grookey I'm also unsure on, but feeling maybe Grass fighting or Grass Dark. Being a lizard, Sobble make me think Grass Dragon. But others spotted his camouflage in the trailer and say that hints at water ghost, which has logic behind it.

As of now I am expecting Fire-Fighting, Grass-Dark, and Water-Ghost personally. Such typings match the effectiveness triangle pretty well. Fighting is super effective against dark, dark is super effective against ghost, and ghost is totally resistant to fighting type attacks. I doubt we will see Water-Dragon for Sobble's 3rd form, a partial dragon typing for a starter probably won't ever happen, as that would be overpowered since dragon is resistant to fire, water, and grass, all 3 starter types, it would break the type effectiveness triangle. Fire-electric would also break the type effectiveness triangle since electric is super effective against water.

Why grass/dark? He's a British drummer, not a death metal or emo band. Also, though it wouldn't make a ton of sense, they could make grass-ground, ice-water, and fire-electric, so that ice would be effective against ground and grass, ground against electric and fire, and fire against ice with electric against water, for near symmetry. Fighting-dark-ghost isn't perfect symmetry either, since ghost is entirely immune to fighting, not resistant. That said, if Sobble were water-ghost in the third form, I could see maybe Scorbunny being fire-normal? Don't know what you'd do with Grookey then, but you could just leave him straight grass. Some starter trios have done that before, with two starters having a second type but the third having just one.

Either way, I think Sobble has to connect back to UK culture or history somehow. With two of the trio already fitting that theme, it would be weird if there were just one that didn't.



HylianSwordsman said:
shikamaru317 said:

As of now I am expecting Fire-Fighting, Grass-Dark, and Water-Ghost personally. Such typings match the effectiveness triangle pretty well. Fighting is super effective against dark, dark is super effective against ghost, and ghost is totally resistant to fighting type attacks. I doubt we will see Water-Dragon for Sobble's 3rd form, a partial dragon typing for a starter probably won't ever happen, as that would be overpowered since dragon is resistant to fire, water, and grass, all 3 starter types, it would break the type effectiveness triangle. Fire-electric would also break the type effectiveness triangle since electric is super effective against water.

Why grass/dark? He's a British drummer, not a death metal or emo band. Also, though it wouldn't make a ton of sense, they could make grass-ground, ice-water, and fire-electric, so that ice would be effective against ground and grass, ground against electric and fire, and fire against ice with electric against water, for near symmetry. Fighting-dark-ghost isn't perfect symmetry either, since ghost is entirely immune to fighting, not resistant. That said, if Sobble were water-ghost in the third form, I could see maybe Scorbunny being fire-normal? Don't know what you'd do with Grookey then, but you could just leave him straight grass. Some starter trios have done that before, with two starters having a second type but the third having just one.

Either way, I think Sobble has to connect back to UK culture or history somehow. With two of the trio already fitting that theme, it would be weird if there were just one that didn't.

It's a water type so... fish and chips!



Bunny for sure. The other two are very meh.



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Sobble! I do not have a switch yet but this year im ready to make the step into buying one :p



HylianSwordsman said:
shikamaru317 said:

As of now I am expecting Fire-Fighting, Grass-Dark, and Water-Ghost personally. Such typings match the effectiveness triangle pretty well. Fighting is super effective against dark, dark is super effective against ghost, and ghost is totally resistant to fighting type attacks. I doubt we will see Water-Dragon for Sobble's 3rd form, a partial dragon typing for a starter probably won't ever happen, as that would be overpowered since dragon is resistant to fire, water, and grass, all 3 starter types, it would break the type effectiveness triangle. Fire-electric would also break the type effectiveness triangle since electric is super effective against water.

Why grass/dark? He's a British drummer, not a death metal or emo band. Also, though it wouldn't make a ton of sense, they could make grass-ground, ice-water, and fire-electric, so that ice would be effective against ground and grass, ground against electric and fire, and fire against ice with electric against water, for near symmetry. Fighting-dark-ghost isn't perfect symmetry either, since ghost is entirely immune to fighting, not resistant. That said, if Sobble were water-ghost in the third form, I could see maybe Scorbunny being fire-normal? Don't know what you'd do with Grookey then, but you could just leave him straight grass. Some starter trios have done that before, with two starters having a second type but the third having just one.

Either way, I think Sobble has to connect back to UK culture or history somehow. With two of the trio already fitting that theme, it would be weird if there were just one that didn't.

Britain has had it's fair share of metal bands. Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, DragonForce, Asking Alexandria, Bring Me The Horizon.

Water-Ice is still weak to Electric, so Water-Ice and Fire-Electric would break the type triangle. That being said, it could still happen, Gamefreak has broken the type triangle once before, in gen 4, where we had Fire-Fighting and Water-Steel 3rd forms, Water being super effective against Fire and Fighting being super effective against steel. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 02 March 2019

Sobble's second type could psychic. It had that meditation pose during the cg.



Sobble, and it's not even remotely close.



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I'm liking the Sobble fanart.







If the in-game one is anything like this then it'll be my first choice, and I may not even evolve it.