That one picture would be froakie vs zorua in a dark type gym! IF WE HAD ONE!!!
No wait!... Noo! There's too many of them, can't pick a favorite .
Saw most of this on Tumblr, glad to know they made it here.
Ahaha, seriously though these all look great.
I swear there is a REASON we've never had a dark gym. Game Freak doesn't just skip a type completely for 5 gens for no reason. I just wish I knew what that reason was....
Also, LOVE the WW froakie! My zelda-obsessed friend and I had the same thought! Glad to see we're not alone! I also love the top left pic of all the starters, cute. So, you went with Froakie, didn't you? (You know, you may have already mentioned this....)
Thank you and yes. I went with froakie.
I always assumed it was someone else... Nice to know the truth now xD
But, yes. I did it. It was way back then when we were thinking what types the starters would be and one theory was that froakie would turn to fighting type. So, he's chilling with his fellow fighter frogs.
I dunno, that's a pretty farfetched explanation. My other, more likely theory is that folks at Game freak try their best to include the so called "strongest pokemon types" in E4. At the same time, they also try to avoid including types that have already had their respective gyms in the main campaign. Aside from fighting gym + Bruno combo in gen 2, they've managed to do just that in every other generation. Despite the fans' complaints about the issue, Game Freak has stubbornly decided to stick Dark-type specialists only in the E4 for the sake of having tougher opponents at the end of the game. It does make sense, psychic types are fairly powerful and popular after all... But I still think it wouldn't be that hard to make a balanced mixture of gyms + E4 with the idea that one of the gyms had already "used" the dark type. Ghost, Dragon and Steel are some of the strongest and most formidable types around, and the fourth one... Hmm... they could start with electric types since they only have one weakness and are really fast. And have dragon replaced with steel as the 4th opponent type for the sake of change.
(Most of which will be Mega Evolutions, I'm sure. )
I wouldn't say so. The game was full of hints that Kalos is surrounded by many other regions and Marriland made some good points in one of his videos that the next pokeon game WILL happen in a new region. And, Masuda apparently posted this some time ago: cheezburger.com/7863104256