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Charizard is in gen 9. Here's why that's a problem.

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  • BonusWolfe
    BonusWolfe  4 months ago +89

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      oran 3 months ago

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  • Red Totey
    Red Totey 4 months ago +2019

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    • Kuya Gab
      Kuya Gab 3 months ago

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      Raph 3 months ago

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      Username Unavailable 4 months ago

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      Justin Goffney 4 months ago +1

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  • channing eastman
    channing eastman 4 months ago +562

    I think the Pokémon you fear will eventually be in the game. However, we should just capitalize on the format as it stands now and worry about new Pokémon when they are revealed

    • Maximilian Wonschik
      Maximilian Wonschik 2 months ago

      @General Kindle -zacian and caly shadow cause no one misses them

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      Link 3 months ago


    • General Kindle
      General Kindle 4 months ago +29

      There is 0 Pokémon that the legendary Wolfe vgc fears. Only Pokémon he wishes never to see again out of the sheer disrespect that they caused to his domain.

    • 19HeLLsing89
      19HeLLsing89 4 months ago +8


  • Jar Jar
    Jar Jar 4 months ago +402

    Even if venasaur isnt in the game, Hisuian Lilligrant could fill a similar slot. It gets chlorophyll and exchange for a worse typing and defenses, its faster and hits harder. Solar blade, victory dance, sleep power, and close combat/tera blast sounds terrifying

    • Noahhkun
      Noahhkun 3 months ago +1

      The point of chlorophyll is you don’t need the extra speed but yeah I guess it’s more useful outside of sun if something goes terribly wrong somehow

    • TheMirksta
      TheMirksta 3 months ago +10

      @Jewn Ersey Yes, physical quiver dance.

    • Jewn Ersey
      Jewn Ersey 3 months ago +1

      Victory Dance? That a new move ?

    • Federico Russo
      Federico Russo 4 months ago +51

      @Luis Aponte the problem is sleep powder+ chlorophyll

    • Luis Aponte
      Luis Aponte 4 months ago +9

      The only similarity they have together is being grass type and having chlorophyll lol.

  • StickMaster500
    StickMaster500 4 months ago +424

    Even if Charizard is in Scarlet and Violet, at least you're not required to get Charizard in order to complete the Pokedex since the website says it's not native in Paldea

    • V. X.
      V. X. Month ago

      @Viniflame † Charizard should be in every single pokemon game/video/movie

    • Sadistic Insomnia
      Sadistic Insomnia 3 months ago

      Trust me, if I needed to have every pokemon that isn't from events registered, I'd still be evolving kantonian wooper into quagsire

    • JM Studios
      JM Studios 3 months ago +3

      @Mace Windu i mean, Charizard is literally in the title lmao

    • Mace Windu
      Mace Windu 4 months ago +1

      What has that got to do with the video

    • Meteor Knight
      Meteor Knight 4 months ago

      @Rafaelcore i dont really care you should know this as dedicated discriminator since XY

  • Bakes 13
    Bakes 13 4 months ago +301

    The problem is their focus on adding “popular” or “favorite” Pokémon. I bet there’s a ton of Pokémon who aren’t in Scarlett and violet that weren’t in any of gen 8.

    • Gyarados
      Gyarados 2 months ago

      It's true. But everyone has a favorite starter of gen 1.

    • Snuffysam
      Snuffysam 3 months ago

      Thank goodness Smeargle isn’t considered a popular Pokémon then lol

    • TheHopeBunny
      TheHopeBunny 3 months ago +1

      @Tetra_Kirby But HGSS HAD all pokemon up to Gen 4! It ADDED extra content that wasn't in the originals! It even added in all the mechanical changes that were added in DPPT!
      But BDSM? It added NOTHING, it NEVER had Pokemon from gen 5 onwards, it initially released with HALF THE GAME MISSING ONLY FOR THE SECOND HALF TO BE ADDED IN LATER IN THE DAY 1 PATCH, it is still RIDDLED with several bugs like suddenly never needing heart scales for the move reminder, and the difficulty spike just goes from "super baby mode" to "HELLFIRE HATH GRABBED THEE FIERCELY BY THEE BOLLOCKS" RIGHT WHEN YOU ENTER THE LEAGUE!
      BDSP is an absolute DISASTER of a """remake""" and should NEVER be remembered.

    • Bubby0304
      Bubby0304 3 months ago +2

      @TheLastsecondhero Yeah but BDSP was the first, and only so far, remake that didnt include ANY of the new pokemon. Its unprecedented, missing features from gen 8, so should be labelled its own beast. PLUS its made by a different company with no experience. It is essentially the same games as back in gen 4. Dont be dense, dont play semantics, use your brain

    • TheLastsecondhero
      TheLastsecondhero 3 months ago

      @Bubby0304 it isn't a shit comparison, because the pokemon you can use in the game doesnt dictate what generation it is.

  • Nick D
    Nick D 3 months ago +20

    At this point we should expect Pikachu and the Kanto starters to be in every game as the four are the mascots of the franchise.

    • Dareyoutoeatakiwi
      Dareyoutoeatakiwi 3 months ago

      Don't forget lucario
      That's in everything too

    • ASNS117Zero
      ASNS117Zero 3 months ago +4

      I thought it was pretty clear that Pikachu, Eevee, and Charizard are all kind of in their own tier as mascot pokemon.

    • Arroaboy
      Arroaboy 3 months ago +1

      and eevee!

  • gabo
    gabo 4 months ago +134

    I’ve heard that grimmsnarl gets parting shot now. I think we got bigger things to worry about besides incineroar. Koraidon’s ability sets up sun so you can imagine what will likely happen with essentially groudon 2.0.

    • Tora Heart
      Tora Heart 3 months ago +1

      @Reina Tanachi pokemon has done restricted formats where they let you use the strong box legendaries in tournaments so yeah probably

    • Mace Windu
      Mace Windu 4 months ago

      @Reina Tanachi you can use them to fight in the games

    • Alexander Wenner
      Alexander Wenner 4 months ago +5

      Grimmsnarl was already broken

    • Reina Tanachi
      Reina Tanachi 4 months ago +1

      Wait that new legendary motors are going to be able to fight? I hope not because i like to be able to only play normal wild pokemon instead a legendary who's a fast sweep and abusable but even if the motor gets battleable i wouldnt mind it that much the only concern it would present is its percent of use if gamefreak allow them to be battleable on the begining of S/V first ranked battles

  • TheOtherWhiteNerd
    TheOtherWhiteNerd 4 months ago +75

    Sleep should be two turns always. Spark, Volt Tackle, and Wild Charge should also wake up Pokémon that use them early, kinda like how they do in Legends: Arceus.

    • Clay
      Clay 3 months ago

      @MajickMan well they could make it so Rest aka self induced sleep is an exception and is always 2 turns. Otherwise works as intended. Though with sleep and waking up you could potentially do a little trick if you know the enemy is trying to status your pokemon. Sleep your own pokemon, enemy targets and fails status move cause you already asleep and then wake up with wild charge. Though it requires very specific speed tier interactions. And the opponent being immune to sleep (via typing, item or electric terrain) cause otherwise why not just sleep him first. But a possibility nonetheless.

    • MajickMan
      MajickMan 3 months ago +2

      @Cthul-who Yeah but that wasn't included in OP's suggestion

    • Cthul-who
      Cthul-who 3 months ago +4

      @MajickMan that was a legends Arceus tactic, with the caveat that it gave you the drowsy condition which makes you take more damage, and only restored 75%.
      So you'd have to pass the sleep check to use the move, and any time before which your opponent is doing 1.5x damage.

    • MajickMan
      MajickMan 3 months ago +1

      Spam Rest + Wild Charge

  • Puph Dude
    Puph Dude 4 months ago +41

    Huh, as a singles player, its fascinating to hear your opinion on Venusaur - I’ve actually been anxiously awaiting Venusaur’s arrival to SV because it’s an underrated defensive Pokemon in singles and my preferred anti-Breloom Pokemon. It absorbs opposing Sleep Powder, Spore and Toxic, can successfully 1v1 most Grass types including the likes of Breloom and Tangrowth, and it can either Leech Seed or Sludge Bomb things that come in to scare it out on the switch. Its also doubles as a Poison STAB Pokemon to scare out Fairy types as well. While it could use a little more bulk, its typing and speed tier are really useful for dealing with opposing walls and grass types.
    I kinda wonder if the answer to satisfy both your dislike of Venusaur’s fast Sleep Powder cheese strats and my wish for more bulk is to change Venusaur’s Hidden Ability from Chlorophyll to Thick Fat, to mirror Venusaur’s Mega Ability. I’d have a Venusaur that doesn’t have to worry so much about common fire and ice coverage moves, and you’d have a Venusaur that can't use an annoying cheese strat.
    Honestly, Game Freak has doubled down on balance efforts this gen, maybe they’ll give Venusaur and Incineroar a second pass in term of Hidden Abilities?

  • Commettey
    Commettey 4 months ago +110

    You should make a Tier List video of all the pokemon in the game based on what you think their best terra type is, so instead of being S A B C D E tier it would be Grass water fire electric dragon and all the other types as the tiers

    • Tiktai
      Tiktai 3 months ago +1

      @cursedGalataea is it a problem to want a top player to help clarify ideas about the game? None of us will understand the game like he does and sure we can think "My dondozo is water so I should tera ground for electric and grass" but there might be other options you hadn't even considered yet. It's just expanding horizons y'know?

    • cursedGalataea
      cursedGalataea 3 months ago +3

      Yall just want wolf to do your homework for you

    • Vyuel
      Vyuel 4 months ago

      goated idea

    • Wenzan
      Wenzan 4 months ago

      I would love to see that

  • Mudak The Multiplier
    Mudak The Multiplier 4 months ago +20

    It's kinda unfortunate that there are several unhealthy starters and starters are pretty likely to be added because they're so recognizable.

  • The_Archwizard
    The_Archwizard 4 months ago +40

    I wish they had more "Out of sleep" options. Sleep talk is kind of cool but idk something like a "wake up slap" that wakes your pokemon and gives it plus 1 attack and or plus 1 special attack. Or some abilities that make you pokemon recover 1/16-1/8 hp every turn it sleeps. Sleep is a bad problem but so SO fixable.

    • MajickMan
      MajickMan 3 months ago +2

      Snore is also a thing

    • Devouring_One
      Devouring_One 4 months ago +2

      @Blaze Chaos Uhh, healbell is still in the game, and has been since gen 2. If you mean combat wise, healbell is more useful than wakeup slap because it affects the entire party, though you are still throwing a turn away to do so which an opponent can take advantage of.

    • Blaze Chaos
      Blaze Chaos 4 months ago

      @Devouring_One How about Heal Bell?

    • ThatOnePossum
      ThatOnePossum 4 months ago

      @Devouring_One Oh, okay. That's why I said I didn't remember seeing it, instead of outright saying it was removed- I guess I really just didn't notice it. lol

    • Devouring_One
      Devouring_One 4 months ago +8

      @ThatOnePossum Wake Up slap is in all the games from diamond and pearl to lets go. It was removed in gen 8. The issue with it is it only works in double battles and uses the turn of your other pokemon (while also dealing damage) so it's not all that useful

  • Alex Padgett
    Alex Padgett 4 months ago +34

    I think that something worth remembering in regards to Venusaur is that grass terastalization gives you an immunity to sleep powder, so it’s possible that Venusaur is hurt just as much it’s helped by terastalization

    • Jack McDonough
      Jack McDonough 4 months ago

      @Mace Windu it’s really not that good

    • Mace Windu
      Mace Windu 4 months ago

      @Jack McDonough it is tho

    • Grunkle Sam
      Grunkle Sam 4 months ago +9

      @Jack McDonough Are you sure? It was used a lot in sword in shield vgc.

    • Jack McDonough
      Jack McDonough 4 months ago +1

      Nah sleep powders not even good on venasaur

  • DmanVGC
    DmanVGC 4 months ago +69

    I mean Hisuian Lilligant/Lilligant/Jumpluff is already in the game so I don't really see how Venusaur is going to change anything too much in terms of making the game "unhealthy". Incineroar being added would be a problem though and with Decidueye being in the game, its a possibility alongside Primarina to have the starters together and might be a similar case with Samurott too. Really hope this is a one time thing

    • Miles Storzillo
      Miles Storzillo 3 months ago

      @FrostyFrog3018 I did, and I cringed real hard when he said it.

    • FrostyFrog3018
      FrostyFrog3018 3 months ago +1

      @Miles Storzillo did you watch the video? he pronounced decidueye as decky dewy in the video

    • Miles Storzillo
      Miles Storzillo 3 months ago

      @Orange Bear There is literally no Pokemon who'se name is pronounced like that.

    • Orange Bear
      Orange Bear 3 months ago +2

      @Miles Storzillo no, he mean decky dewy.

    • Miles Storzillo
      Miles Storzillo 3 months ago

      @FrostyFrog3018 No, he mean Decidueye.

  • Tyler Grant
    Tyler Grant 4 months ago +35

    I have a weird feeling that power creep is going to make Venasaur the least of our worries

    • lunactia le lunar moth
      lunactia le lunar moth 3 months ago

      @Joseph Park at least it has average stats

    • Joseph Park
      Joseph Park 3 months ago

      @lunactia le lunar moth still can’t believe they gave that thing technician, and dragon dance that gets rid of hazards at the same time.

    • lunactia le lunar moth
      lunactia le lunar moth 3 months ago +1

      the maushold in the corner

  • Eli Herrera
    Eli Herrera 4 months ago +21

    We got Torchic in x and Y early as an event with its stone and speedboost and then Swampert and Sceptile got megas of their own in oras if I recall correctly

  • Micheal Valois
    Micheal Valois 3 months ago +7

    So heres my question. Because this Charizard is technically event only, as in its only obtainable during this short time window, doesnt that mean that it, and by extension the other Kanto Starters if they do the same thing, will be ineligible in VGC as limited distribution Pokemon are not allowed?

    • Gustav Ju
      Gustav Ju 3 months ago +2

      Only Charizard is in the game (transfers included). We'll need to wait for the DLC.

  • Mr. Creeper
    Mr. Creeper 4 months ago +4

    Well, the thing is that now any Pokémon can potentially become Tera-grass, making them immune to powder moves, and also sun now also boosts the past paradox forms via protosynthesis(I think that’s the name), making it riskier to use sun. Of course, you could also have those Pokémon, but, overall I don’t personally believe it would be as bad as you think.

  • MKUnited
    MKUnited 4 months ago +27

    Any thoughts of a good change to minimize the variance of sleep? Like if the Pokémon always just slept 2 turns or if the person with the sleeping Pokémon could at least see how many turns they were going to sleep for?

    • Blaze Chaos
      Blaze Chaos 4 months ago

      @AABatteries321 2-turn sleep is meh except if it's Rest. 2-turn sleep is flinch with extra steps

    • Blaze Chaos
      Blaze Chaos 4 months ago

      @AABatteries321 It can miss tho, along with a chance to 1-turn sleep, which are both the worst outcomes to happen. That's why Emerald Kaizo made sleep moves 100-percent accurate to make it consistently deadly

    • AABatteries321
      AABatteries321 4 months ago

      @Blaze Chaossleep is incredibly bad for singles as well. It’s why we have things like sleep clause in smogon formats, because of sleep’s volatility and strength.

    • Blaze Chaos
      Blaze Chaos 4 months ago +1

      @RetroKoH ehh, Sleep is good. The problem is the nature of Singles vs. Doubles so a 2-turn sleep is actually bad for Singles but healthy in Doubles. Similar to how bad Tailwind is in Singles compared to Doubles.
      (Also, I like my RNG hehehe, too much consistency leads to less variation, where the latter is the nature of Pokémon. Like a risk/reward kind of scenario. Less consistent but has the chance to be REALLY deadly.)
      I tend to rework sleep with this:
      40% chance to sleep for 1 turn
      40% chance to sleep for 2 turns
      20% chance to sleep for 3 turns

    • RetroKoH
      RetroKoH 4 months ago

      @Blaze Chaos Consistency is better for a competitive metagame. Sleep as it is, is a trash mechanic, period.

  • Dylan Sturdivant
    Dylan Sturdivant 4 months ago +4

    I think we can count on starters being added whether through raids, updates, or dlc.

  • Shades
    Shades 3 months ago +1

    I plan to get into the VGC this Christmas break, hoping the format remains the 400 dex pokemon, and I can learn alongside everyone else. Sure I will have a different amount of experience than everyone else, but I can still benefit from the new content and teams people make.

  • Ascriptmaster
    Ascriptmaster 4 months ago +4

    At the top of my head the one time I can think of where one starter was available but not the others (not counting transfers) was the event Torchic being available for about a year from the release of XY

  • Reina Tanachi
    Reina Tanachi 4 months ago +1

    I still think regi eleki is going to be more of a threat in gen 9 than anyone else but donzogo and tatsugiri strategy look like that pokemon could eat a half if not whole your team

  • XCodes
    XCodes 4 months ago +4

    They didn't apparently add Drowsy/Frostburn from PLA, and Sleep Powder was *the* move that would benefit from applying a Drowsy status instead of a Sleep status (with Hypnosis being a close second).

    • Light
      Light 3 months ago

      Honestly I think Drowsy and Frostbite should’ve been added, especially Frostbite

  • TerrasWorld
    TerrasWorld 3 months ago +1

    It’s funny you say this because recently I’ve been using Liligant, who also has this same ability, access to sleep powder, is faster than all the Pokémon you mentioned and can benefit hugely from tera fire from the sun too. Also not to mention Quiver Dance. I’m hoping it can finally be good this Gen as it’s one of my favourite Pokémon, even if it is to your dismay lol (I apologize). It does definitely lose in the defence department though

    • vla1ne
      vla1ne 3 months ago

      It has somewhat low defense, but sleep powder/quiver dance is an _amazing_ way to cover for that weakness, and as glick says, terra fire makes liligant (and grass in general) only have weaknesses to the things that would have no business switching into it.

  • Param Kumar *PRINCEVEGETAIV*

    its like having Ludwig and mogul mail in the same video, wolfey and bonuswolfe should collab more 🤩🤩🤩

  • Garrett Gilbert
    Garrett Gilbert 4 months ago +3

    I was pretty upset about home compatibility not being set up for SV launch. Some people on twitter were saying it was good for comp, particularly new players.
    I'd love to see you talk about this. I didn't agree with the take because my opinion is that a new player's barrier to comp is knowledge, not the time required to build mon. It would be interesting to hear what you have to say as someone who is very involved in the scene and might be more aware of what barriers of entry there are for new comp players.
    Just to be 100%, I do think a new player could have an easier time with the delay of the home compatibility but I don't think it is easier because it is representative of the true comp pokemon experience.

  • Sideways
    Sideways 4 months ago

    Hisuian starters included Samurott, and I don’t remember either of the other Gen 5 starters appearing in Gen 8. Maybe I’m mistaken, but there might be hope?
    It’s also possible that competitive Pokémon will have doomed itself by overusing Incineroar, giving Nintendo the impression that it’s a widely popular and well-liked Pokémon that they need to include

  • Dr Dee Snutts
    Dr Dee Snutts 4 months ago +6

    Terastilizzing at least has the potential to counter Amoongus and Venusaur with Grass Tera to be immune to powder moves.

  • Cyber rb25
    Cyber rb25 4 months ago +6

    Do you know the difference between fea, terror and panic? Fear is having Charizard in Gen IX. Terror is having Incineroar in Gen IX. Panic is having Lando-T in Gen IX.

    • GUN NemesisxXx
      GUN NemesisxXx 3 months ago

      At least two of those are already confirmed tho Lando T got move changes this gen but he's nowhere to be seen yet

    • SteampunkLlama
      SteampunkLlama 4 months ago +1

      @17Master Anguish

    • 17Master
      17Master 4 months ago +1

      What is it when all three are in Gen IX?

  • Mic Craig
    Mic Craig 3 months ago +1

    Tera adds so much to the game it’ll be interesting how the counter play meta develops

  • RainbowTurtle
    RainbowTurtle 4 months ago +4

    I don't think Venusaur is a problem. The only problem with it is that it has extremely fast sleep powder, and hopefully drowsy returns and sleep becomes less common if not entirely gone.

    • JJSSBU
      JJSSBU 3 months ago

      Grass Tera Type could counter Sleep Powder maybe

    • cartergamegeek
      cartergamegeek 3 months ago +1

      Sleep is the same as it ever was and is not changing.

  • THEBOZZ113
    THEBOZZ113 4 months ago +2

    I think it would be cool if you did a video about how you think Terastalizing would effect VGC. I think it would be cool to compare how you think it's going to and how it actually does.

    • JJSSBU
      JJSSBU 3 months ago

      Well, only time will tell

  • ThEWiTHeReDSouL
    ThEWiTHeReDSouL 3 months ago

    What they could end up doing is making it so that Rowlet, Cyndaquil and Oshawott will only evolve into the Hisuian variants of Decidueye, Typhlosion and Samurott respectively. About Charizard I don't have a clue what I think they'll do

  • Wesley Lindsey
    Wesley Lindsey 4 months ago

    I think Sleep would be balanced out if it only lasted one turn. Like it's kinda crazy that a pokemon can get flare blitz to the face and its supposed stay asleep? Idk about that one. The pokemon should only stay asleep for one turn whether it was attacked, switched out, and the other set up.

  • Brendon St. Marie
    Brendon St. Marie 3 months ago

    Charizard and Venasaur would also have a lot of synergy with Koraidon’s sun ability

  • Exquailibur
    Exquailibur 4 months ago

    I mean when it comes to inciniroar it might be more manageable due to the new defiant and competitive pokemon that are coming out.

  • bingbongbyron
    bingbongbyron 3 months ago

    This is my first time discovering this channel. So glad I did! I really missed the off the cuff unedited wolfey

  • Joshua Hennington
    Joshua Hennington 4 months ago

    Initial VGC rulesets tend to be regionlocked, so the problem is at least delayed. But yeah, it's gonna be there...maybe not at Venu's introduction, but later. :/

  • Erizoh
    Erizoh 3 months ago

    With the new paradox forms and how they benefit from Sun, some of them like Roaring Moon and Flutter Mane will outspeed Venusaur under sun, and both pack enough power to ohko. Won't make it less obnoxious but it'll be easier to play around

  • Hotspurs12
    Hotspurs12  3 months ago

    Just got myself a shiny charmander, so I’m pretty happy that Charizard is in the game. It’s a great shiny too

  • Kilam Brown
    Kilam Brown 4 months ago +6

    Well since Koraidon sets up Sunny weather and Moraidon says up electric terrain, Clorophyll users might have an easier time, since the Box Legends might not be considered Restricted, as they are the also considered Paradox Pokémon of Cyclizard, and might be legal in some formats as they don't necessarily have incredible stat totals compared to most other Legendaries

    • Hyruleansoldier
      Hyruleansoldier 4 months ago

      @Milesprower time zones are a thing. Australia has been playing it for over 12 hours already

    • Milesprower
      Milesprower 4 months ago +1

      @Denvvver Do you even know what restricted means when it comes to VGC?
      Some formats ban restricted mons entirely, and others allow a limited amount of restricted mons per team. Zacian was restricted.

    • Some Random Gamer
      Some Random Gamer 4 months ago +1

      @Milesprower lmao, non-aussie

    • HunterSerge
      HunterSerge 4 months ago

      @AWanderingSwordsman Its not *quite* Intrepid Sword. Like the Ruinous Quartet's abilities, it doesn't actually affect the stat stage. The exact amount isn't known as far as I've seen, but tests suggest its somewhere around a 30% buff.

    • Kilam Brown
      Kilam Brown 4 months ago +1

      @HunterSerge the Paradox part is because all of the other Paradox forms, are entirely separate pokemon as well, such as the Misdrevious, and Jigglypuff Paradox pokemon both having 570 BST, and they don't evolve or get previous forms. Along with Salamance, and Gallade/Gardevoirs having a 590 BST, The 2 Cyclizar Paradox Forms have a 670 Base stat Total, which is still really good.
      ... And after realizing again that they increase their stats as well with their ability, I realise now that their isn't enough Copium to think they will be unrestricted.

  • ricardo ludwig
    ricardo ludwig 4 months ago

    I don't think incin is that guaranteed because in theory hisui deckydui is from the hisui starter trio, so hopefully he's at least only released in the last dlc

  • P_3ater
    P_3ater 4 months ago

    I think that with the Hisuian starters, they will be treated as separate from their home eegions

  • Ian Emory
    Ian Emory 3 months ago

    As someone whose favorite pokemon is Venasaur but doesn't really care about the competitive screen I hope he's in the game

  • AWanderingSwordsman
    AWanderingSwordsman 4 months ago +3

    What do you think about the idea of using burn up and tera normal to give arcanine both STAB and TTAB extreme speed? Also the idea of tera normal multiscale weakness policy dragonite with DD and extreme speed. If you don't kill it turn one it's got a speed boost and +1/3 attack with a TTAB extreme speed.

    • AWanderingSwordsman
      AWanderingSwordsman 4 months ago

      @BigPurplePops yeah but if you are typeless and tera normal, might it not make you actually normal type as well? I guess it'll just depend on how the interaction works.

    • BigPurplePops
      BigPurplePops 4 months ago +1

      Burn up doesn’t leave you Normal; it leaves you typeless…
      It could still be fun but it’d probably be like regular T-E-Speed lol

  • Humanomoly
    Humanomoly 3 months ago

    I’d change the terra type to grass and then use it in combination with Torkoal for some amazing sunny day solar beam shenanigans.

  • Beren Erchamion
    Beren Erchamion 4 months ago +3

    I love Venusaur, it should be in every Pokémon game ❤

  • Koya Musa
    Koya Musa 4 months ago +1

    I forget the gen 8 vgc series where they restricted the top performing pokemon but i think we need more of that in the game. It's preaching to the choir with gamefreak not going fully back on dexit but I would at the very least want to have as many pokemon as physically possible in the game. I think its honestly a fairly simple matter to flag certain centralizing pokemon to sit out of a lot of official formats instead of removing them entirely.

    • JJSSBU
      JJSSBU 3 months ago

      * cough *
      My new favourite, Palafin
      * cough *

  • Ben Rinehart
    Ben Rinehart 4 months ago +2

    I think venusaur is self balancing, but big agree I want a gen without incineroar.

  • Nope
    Nope 4 months ago

    Feels pretty easy to out speed chlorophyll venusaur with the paradox pokemon without having to go scarf so should be fine imo

  • The Kitsune Guy
    The Kitsune Guy 3 months ago

    My thoughts are that grass bird (I'm not looking up how to spell it) It's only an exception due to legend's archives. We may not be able to even be normal grass birds, although that might be a stretch and for Charzard he's like one of the mascots so it makes sense he would show up also I think pokemon would be a bit smarter this time

  • Zel Z
    Zel Z 3 months ago

    I'm adding this to my Watch Later if I don't finish it.
    With how the Dex cut did things.
    I have the opinion that every Gen needs 1 of the Main Gen 1 starters or Pikachu within the generation.
    Pikachu & Eevee most likely.
    With at least he first 3 Eeveelutions.
    Because with the idea that you get maybe around 100 New Mons.
    Have 400 overall mons maybe a bit more with DLC.
    It feels like it's best to have something recognizable along with some of the mons that will come back to get buffs, changes, or new forms/evolutions.
    Then some that they will bring back just to be there as they haven't been in a game in a hot minute.

  • Guus Hamers
    Guus Hamers 4 months ago +1

    Well blaziken existed in xy before transfer from bw was made available, praying this will be the case for the sake of the competitive format for sv

  • Specter Knight
    Specter Knight 4 months ago +3

    I think its possible we don't see Incin because Decidueye is possibly being trio'd with Typhlosion and Samurott for their Hisuian Forms, but I'm probably also on the copium.

    • Matteo Ferrari
      Matteo Ferrari 3 months ago

      This game has a higher probability to add nearly to all starters than sword and shield imo

    • Matteo Ferrari
      Matteo Ferrari 3 months ago

      It could also be like this. But Jotho and Univa complete trio never made it to switch games, so i can see in a near future with updates or dlcs that they are added, ans if the other two trios are added. I think they would add both the rest of the Alola and Kanto trio

  • Ultimate Hope
    Ultimate Hope 4 months ago

    Luckily this isn’t Gen 7 where Charizard was an integral part of my doubles team, so I don’t feel bad about missing out on this

  • J.LuisMtz
    J.LuisMtz 3 months ago

    I think a lot of the VGC issues with sleep could be solved by a sleep clause

  • That guy
    That guy 4 months ago

    You should rate the paradox Pokémon in competitive potential

  • Sinteleon
    Sinteleon 4 months ago

    The bigger question is whether they would be considered tournament legal, which is entirely possible that they aren't (since they are not in the Paldea dex). If they aren't legal, let us get silly absurd potentally game-breaking mons, like electric shedinja.

  • saintsoul.
    saintsoul. 4 months ago

    Mr. Bonus, what about Hisuian Lilligant? Higher base speed with chlorophyll and sleep power. Looks like we’ll have it once home is available at the latest.

  • MJK1309
    MJK1309 4 months ago +1

    According to the transfer only page of serebii only charizard, the kalosian starters and the PLA starters are coded in atm. It can and probably will change after home connectivity but I don't think they will be a problem for a long time

    • Skasaha
      Skasaha 4 months ago +1

      With SwSh that list only grew when the expansions were released. Unless there's significant ongoing updates for the game planned in a way they haven't done before, it's safe to assume Venusaur is at the very least a year away.

  • Freddy Martinez
    Freddy Martinez 3 months ago

    So for the Venu sleep powder being inaccurate at times, I understand it’s degenerate from your point of view for sure but on the other hand it’s also healthy cause it adds a suspense of betting on a move that could make it or break it. Having that factored in I feel like is important cause it’s also for like that for other games and sports(like when I play smash or watching Haikyuu when they go for their signature spikes). Sure you’re rewarded for going a safer route but having a comeback factor that might cost you the game or win only adds “Hype” moments for sure. Now granted their are some mechanics on games that have certain comeback factors that ruin the game but for Pokémon and me being new to the scene this just makes me hype and puts me on edge of my seat!💯

  • Peter Sobolewski
    Peter Sobolewski 4 months ago

    With koraidon having a sun ability and Venusaur and Charizard both benefiting from the sun, sun teams are going to be a menace

  • rufusdrumknott
    rufusdrumknott 4 months ago

    Incineroar is one of my all-time favourite Pokemon in terms of aesthetics, concept, etc. but one of my least favourite competitively so I'm extremely torn over the prospect of it being in the game. The new item Clear Amulet might balance it somewhat but ehh hard to say. Guess we might know soon from other Intimidaters in the game though!

  • PieAlamode
    PieAlamode 4 months ago

    Currently, based on data mines, the only generation where all starters can be transferred is generation 6. Charizard and the legends arceus starters are the only ones of their generation currently capable of being in the game. This means no wenusaur or incin at this time. This could totally change in the future, but hopefully not!

  • Ikaros
    Ikaros 3 months ago

    Tera dragon zard isnt optimal, but it is pretty cool :P
    And yeh tera fire seems good for chlorophyll grassers, especially with weather ball

  • Eric Drell
    Eric Drell 3 months ago

    There’s already tons of broken new mons that you’ll be frustrated by with or without venusaur so no need to worry wolfe

  • Yizzard Palmero
    Yizzard Palmero 4 months ago

    I dont know if inceneroar will be added because in this case decidueye is an arceus starter not an alolan starter so to me its not a requirement to add the other two, while venasaur is almost guarenteed in my mind because charizard is 100% a kanto starter. However, if we hopefully get the new arceus variants of sleep and freeze that solves that problem too so it could still be fine

    • RocketMidbus
      RocketMidbus 4 months ago

      The new variants of sleep and freeze aren't in scarlet and violet
      Also, I'm pretty sure you can transfer the non hisui version of the starters into S/V

  • A-Play
    A-Play 4 months ago +6

    Hi. I was messing around in Pokémon when I thought of a neat Goodra build that I wanted some feedback on. I will post the build as a reply to this comment but the main idea is that since Goodra has good bulk it could run Life Dew + Substitute and since it would have the substitute up it could take a max of 25% HP damage in a turn but Life Dew not only heals Goodra on 25% HP (the most you can take in a turn) but it also heals the other Pokémon you have out. That way Goodra can heal most of the damage it takes, it also heal your other Pokémon you have out. What do you think of it?

    • A-Play
      A-Play 4 months ago

      @Aldrich Unfaithful I think i will stop try this strat since all new pokemon things i do will be for gen 9 now

    • Aldrich Unfaithful
      Aldrich Unfaithful 4 months ago

      @A-Play yw, gl if you try any of it out

    • kaotic300
      kaotic300 4 months ago

      @A-Play np :)

    • A-Play
      A-Play 4 months ago

      @Aldrich Unfaithful Thanks!

    • A-Play
      A-Play 4 months ago +1

      @kaotic300 Thanks!

  • BKeunen
    BKeunen 4 months ago +1

    Can’t wait to see new content for the new games

  • patarina
    patarina 4 months ago +4

    do u think jumpluff with chlorophyll sleep powder and 110 base speed before chlorophyll will be even worse than venu? jumpluffs states arent nearly as good but it does get tailwind/pollen puff/rage powder/sleep powder/charm/encore/etc making it a lot more supportive.

    • Manny Corral
      Manny Corral 4 months ago

      That’s the thing; it’s more supportive than offensive. What makes chlorophyll venasaur so frustrating for Wolfe to play against. the fact that it has both sleep powder and the ability to hit like a truck while being fast as hell

    • rihoplex
      rihoplex 4 months ago

      imo give jumpluff spore and destroy the game

  • magickarp_lol_33
    magickarp_lol_33 4 months ago +1

    theres way to mamy counters for incineroar that where just added to the game in gen 9 like gholdengo's "good as gold" abilities like guard dog ( even tho its just a one mon gimmick), or even farijiraf's armor tail with its trick room, it looks like so much interest was put into "countering" incineroar I personally wouldn't see a come back but some spore teams could harm with the already being mons

    • magickarp_lol_33
      magickarp_lol_33 3 months ago

      @JJSSBU "Tera type counters spore" bro when have you put a grass terra type on a Pokémon? I have been playing doubles, ou and AAA since gen9 got released and not even once did I put grass type its just not viable, too many weaknesses, not very useful offensively and not only the meta, but all of the strong Mons have a counter type: ice(chien-pao), bug(lokix and roaring moon), flying (any acrobatics user or hurricane), fire(chi-yu), poison(gengar, clodsgide, glimmora)... (in case you didn't know, terra type is selected before match not inbattle)

    • JJSSBU
      JJSSBU 3 months ago

      Yeah, but Grass Tera Type counters Spore

  • The Chad Pad
    The Chad Pad 4 months ago

    I think your fear of how they're going to be used is getting in the way of you considering that many people love the original starters, and it would be a shame to throw them out.

  • kaotic300
    kaotic300 4 months ago +4

    charizard has been my partner since red version, as long as charizard is in i'm good... can't wait to transfer my shiny charizards for some paldean adventures once home gets updated :)

  • XCodes
    XCodes 4 months ago +3

    Oh, also, I believe Tailwind is making it's first appearance as a TM this generation. Hopefully this corresponds to an increase in move distribution and, therefore, reduces the upside of powerful speed-boosting abilities like Chlorophyll, Sand Rush, and Swift Swim. IIRC there are also a couple of new options for protecting your team from "powder" moves. In conjunction, hopefully these two make the risk of Sleep Powder Venusaur one that isn't worth taking. If people want a fast Sleep Powder/Spore user, they can use Vivillon. It survives a hit with a Focus Sash!

  • Isaac Austin
    Isaac Austin 3 months ago

    I mean...if I remember correctly, Mega Blaziken was added back in X and Y *without* Mega Sceptile or Mega Swampert right?....maybe they won't add Venusaur or Blastoise?

  • Matthew James | MJW
    Matthew James | MJW 3 months ago

    re: Venusaur, would you say the same about Jumpluff, which 1) has chlorophyll and 2) is faster than Venu (it has 110 base speed, compared to Venu's 80) and 3) has sleep powder.


    Gangar with its hidden ability and hypnosis is not much different so I don't see the difference here. In other words in some way what you are talking about was already pretty accessible and Gangar already has a high base speed. Same difference with Vivillon as well.

  • Logan Costa
    Logan Costa 4 months ago

    I think Venusaur will always be in games. I can't see them ever cutting the kanto starters, the outcry from legacy fans would be pretty severe

  • Potatodork 64
    Potatodork 64 4 months ago +14

    Venusaur is my very favorite Pokémon, I’m hoping to see it eventually.

    • Jack McDonough
      Jack McDonough 4 months ago +1

      @Potatodork 64 fr

    • Potatodork 64
      Potatodork 64 4 months ago

      I don’t use inaccurate sleep powders with Venusuar, it alone in the sun with Weather Ball and Earth power is amazing coverage.

    • Jack McDonough
      Jack McDonough 4 months ago +1

      @Toby MacDonald I don’t even use sleepe powder venasaur

    • Toby MacDonald
      Toby MacDonald 4 months ago

      Venasaur by itself is cool but sleep powder spam is braindead tbh

    • Александр Рубиноф
      Александр Рубиноф 4 months ago +1

      Good taste

  • Brendan Ford
    Brendan Ford 4 months ago

    Luckily for the meta, we have seen all transferable pokemon thanks to the leakers. Obviously this might change based on DLC, but at the moment, Charizard is the only Kanto starter in the files, and Decidueye, Samurott, and Typhlosion are the only starters of their gens to come back, because they have PLA evolutions. Hopefully they don't add in the other starters like they did with the Isle of Armor DLC...

  • Boracci Ch.
    Boracci Ch. 3 months ago +1

    It doesn't help that Torkoal Flutter Mane is ALREADY good and that Venusaur would make it an unstoppable core.
    Also don't forget, in Generation 6, Blaziken was the same way- it appeared on its own. Personally, I wanna see Sceptile and Empoleon complete the set of 3 instead!

    • WillOfDavy
      WillOfDavy 3 months ago

      Nobody else has said this and I've been scrolling for a while, but Koraidon sets harsh sunlight and if it acts like Primal Groudon's then we won't be seeing Torkoal

  • Onyx Burst
    Onyx Burst 3 months ago +1

    I appreciate your insight here, though I have a question. What is the difference between relying on a sleep power to hit to win vs relying on a Focus Blast/hydro pump to hit to win in a situation where both missing would lose the game?

    • Onyx Burst
      Onyx Burst 3 months ago

      @vla1ne thank you for some clarification, I’m not sure I fully agree, but I do understand the logic and principles behind the difference

    • vla1ne
      vla1ne 3 months ago +2

      Sleep powder doesn't just take out a mon, it can give you 2-3 turns of free setup to sweep (which basically means you win the game). The comparion is damage vs utility really. Focus blast is an upfront drop that keeps the battle flowing, while sleep powder can put you in a position where you have to choose to switch out, or hope your mon wakes up in time to prevent the setup (and not get sleep looped)

  • Mitch Burns
    Mitch Burns 3 months ago

    I personally love Venasaur. He’s my favorite starter. I don’t run sleep powder though. I run toxic, leach seed, protect, gigadrain. I run it as an annoying stall wall.

  • Reptile149
    Reptile149 4 months ago +2

    As long as Dragonite is in the game I’m good. I didn’t get SWSH until the Crown Tundra dropped.
    I also like how Dragonite gets a slight buff every gen 😉

    • Jack McDonough
      Jack McDonough 4 months ago

      It’s confirmed don’t worry

    • Umbra Nex
      Umbra Nex 4 months ago

      pretty sure it's been used for Tera raid screenshots already so I think you're good.

  • El Tostado
    El Tostado 3 months ago

    This is easily the best Pokémon game ever. Problem is this could easily be one the greatest video games ever if the studio and Nintendo had some pride

  • Cotton Candy
    Cotton Candy 4 months ago

    Now, I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think the other starters are gonna be put into the game. Something about SV tells me it’s not gonna be put in.

  • Luka Perazich
    Luka Perazich 4 months ago +1

    I can’t believe Wolfey subbed for BonusWolfe! This is almost as big as MogulMail taking over Ludwig!

  • B
    B 3 months ago

    Hi Wolfe can you talk about the new tauros forms I like them :)

  • Zakaro
    Zakaro 4 months ago +1

    As of now, while the 3 Hisuian starter lines are in-game, none of their generation counterparts are. I believe only Kalos and Galar have their full set of starters in the game so far.

  • SaberLily195
    SaberLily195 3 months ago

    Feeling the opposite, love Venusaur and using it with Charizard.

  • fervorx
    fervorx 3 months ago

    Wolfe: "Charizard is such a problem!"
    also Wolfe: "It's not Charizard, the problem is actually Venusaur"

  • SPB Slinky
    SPB Slinky 3 months ago

    Once pokemon home is updated to include pokemon scarlet and violet, I can add any pokemon I want to my copy of violet (I have over 3000 pokemon from the last 8 gens), so I don't see a problem.

  • HunterSerge
    HunterSerge 4 months ago +3

    I think it might just be Charizard this time since we already know Venusaur and Blastoise aren't coded in, whereas in SwSh they were coded in at launch. Not worried about Incineroar for the same reason, all 3 Hisui Starters are the only Starter from their generation that's in the code.

  • Aarya Vaze
    Aarya Vaze 4 months ago

    Unless they get added through a future dlc, they are not in the game as of now
    Not even through HOME transfer, the only reason decidueye, samurot and typlosion made it is because of their hisuian forms the other starters of that generation are not in as of now

  • Elsquidwardo
    Elsquidwardo 4 months ago

    IIRC Charizard was in Sw/Sh and Venasaur and Blastoise didn’t make it in until the dlc so I’d say we have some time before they comeback

  • Zel Z
    Zel Z 3 months ago +1

    K watched the video now...
    I like Venusaur.
    I get how some people feel about status but I feel this community is so weirdly in the middle when it comes to competitive stuff and they won't go the distance to commit to being fully competitive in some ways or just accepting what they got.
    I think it's fine however what we have this competitive nature that has existed like that for so long.
    This is Pokémon in my opinion.
    Also I think Hisui and what comes with it doomed Scarlet and Violet.
    Even with Nerfs some things got better and they are coming the mons that will certainly shake up the Meta in some way.

  • Xsamplez
    Xsamplez 4 months ago

    Have to agree with you - That was probably the cleanest „Walfey VGC“ I ever saw in the beginning :3

  • boo453
    boo453 4 months ago

    Can you do a video on the new move "revival blessing"? It seems ridiculously broken