12/22/22: Paldean Favorites

Hope you've all been having fun playing Scarlet and Violet. I did a mostly-blind playthrough myself which I had a lot of fun with, but now that I have finished that, I could get to work on adding some Gen IX content - starting, by popular demand, with the Favorite Pokémon Picker, because man, you all really wanted Gen IX in the Favorite Pokémon Picker.

As usual, let me know if anything's weird or off. Right now, since the S/V Pokémon haven't been added to Pokémon Home, they're using temporary images extracted from screenshots shared by Anubis, which do unfortunately stick out a bit, but they will be replaced once Home is updated.

I've marked Pokémon that show up only in the Area Zero endgame sequence, plus the sealed legendaries, as spoilers for now, which I hope is a reasonable balance. Happy picking!

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Commenting on: 12-22-22

I should clarify mostly because it wouldn't make much of a difference in rounds where mons from the same line aren't competing (which would be every round but the first one(s))

[31/12/2022 12:17:59]

Commenting on: 12-22-22

I would most likely just use it for the first round yeah

[31/12/2022 12:04:06]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 12-22-22

@ Joaquin/Pikaton: Thank you both, fixed! Both of those errors were unfortunate victims of the fact my laptop keyboard has been faulty for a couple weeks now, such that the J/K/L/Æ keys don't always fire when I press them. (I have now obtained an external keyboard to use while this is going on.)

@ Nui: That's an interesting idea! Definitely doable, if that's something people would prefer, though I'm inclined to think randomizing helps make sure you're comparing different Pokémon each time. If I did this, would you want it to just go with Pokédex order for the first round and then go randomized, or continue to be in Pokédex order?

[27/12/2022 18:08:47]

Commenting on: 12-22-22

Just a nit nitpick, but Floragato's name, when hovering over it, is Foragato

[27/12/2022 14:20:09]

Commenting on: 12-22-22

it would be really cool if there was an option for it to go in pokedex or evolution order
(because I'm a lot more confident I like ponyta more than rapidash than whether I like ponyta more than doduo)

[27/12/2022 08:50:18]

Commenting on: 12-22-22

Ok, thanks for all answers.

About the Three-Segment Dudunsparce is true, appears. But no appears if the option "final evolution only" is on. So that's the reasson why I can't find it.

[27/12/2022 04:56:41]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 12-22-22

Re Joaquin:

Thanks for the feedback! In general, my decision-making for the picker is to try to do what is useful and makes sense for people using the picker to pick their favorite Pokémon. Since the classifications are something I've done manually rather than something that concretely exists in the game data, I've had to make some judgement calls according to what seems to make sense to me, and those judgement calls are often somewhat debatable and sometimes simply mistaken.

For Cherrim, the flower form is the default because it's more representative of the Pokémon and what a person is likely to like about it - the closed form just kind of looks like nothing, and is likely to make someone who actually does like Cherrim overlook it in the list. I think for a tool like this, that's more important than whether, in game terms, the other form is technically "more default".

Primal Reversion and Eternamax are basically just flavor variations of Megas/Gigantamax; it doesn't make any sense for someone to want to pick just their favorite Primal Reversion or Eternamax form, and if someone really wants to pick their favorite Mega/Gigantamax form without them, it's easy enough for them to just ignore that couple of extra forms when they come up, so this was what made the most sense to me.

White Kyurem and Black Kyurem don't have actual active/inactive forms that exist as separate forms with separate images in Home; even if I wanted to include them separately, there wouldn't be any images to use for them.

Cosplay Pikachu and Eternal Floette no longer have official images at all (i.e. they don't exist in Pokémon Home data), so that's a similar situation; the different caps for Pikachu, however, are included (but as minor forms).

Meowstic and Indeedee are listed as other alternate forms because they are fully "different Pokémon" with separate stat blocks and treated as different forms rather than simply gender differences, and my reasoning was that if you wanted to see alternate forms but don't care about gender differences (and thus turn them off), you probably would want to see both forms of Meowstic and Indeedee. I actually hadn't seen male and female Oinkologne had different abilities, but since they do perhaps they should also be considered alternate forms. Same with Squawkabilly and hidden ability; I hadn't seen that variation, but since it's there, it might make sense to reclassify them.

For Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist, I guess alternate does make more sense; the really important thing is they need to be a minor form because it doesn't make whole a lot of sense for anyone to like them more or less depending on their size. I was borderline on whether it made sense to include the other forms in the picker at all.

Three-Segment Dudunsparce is in the picker; you must have missed it.

[26/12/2022 19:02:31]

Commenting on: 12-22-22

Oh, awesome! I was so looking forward to this! I’d been checking pretty frequently since the game came out, so it was a nice surprise to see it when pulling the site up on a whim unrelated to my checking. Thanks so much for all your work on this site, it’s really so much fun!

[26/12/2022 14:40:55]

Commenting on: 12-22-22

I see your great work, at the same time that I see any confused categories.

I can understand Xerneas actived is the main form, but why Cherrim flower is the main form?

You mark Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon like megaevolutions. This is correct? Well, I understand. If Eternatus Eternamax is an Gigantamax form, then Primal Kyogre and Groudon should be megaevolution forms.

Back to Xerneas. She have two forms (relaxed and active), and the alternative forms of Kyurem have too two forms for their two forms. I mean, White Kyurem and Black Kyurem have both an active and inactive form.

I not know if the forms of Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu in a cap, Spiky-eared Pichu and Eternal Floette matter for being included.

Why the forms of Meowstic and Indeedee are in "other alternate forms" instead "gender diferences"? Because change anything more than the aesthetic? If is that, I understand then. But the forms of Oinkologne changes the abilities. Is an aditional change for gender diferences.

The forms of Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist changes their stats and are in aesthetic variants instead alternative forms. Did you think changes anything more than the aesthetic should be in other section?

You put the forms of Maushold and Squawkabilly, but you forget the form of Dudunsparce: Three-segment form. However, this should be an aesthetic form, I suppose.

I can understand why the forms of Tatsugiri are in aesthetic variants, because the forms affects to Dondozo.

The forms of Squawkabilly changes the hidden ability. This is a point for change the forms from aesthetic to alternative?

[24/12/2022 10:27:52]

Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 12-22-22

The checkbox is definitely there, but maybe you missed it because it comes after "Legends: Arceus"?

[23/12/2022 17:32:32]

Commenting on: 12-22-22

Hi! I think the check box for the gen IX is missing in the favorite Pokémon picker? At least on mobile.
Thanks! :)

[23/12/2022 01:45:18]

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