Getting to Know You: Miss Bloodstone

The Basics

-Full name: Miss Bloodstone. That’s all you need to know, dearies.
-Nicknames: Miss B, MB, ‘Hey You’, etc.
-Age: At the time of this blog? 25.
-Astrological sign: Pisces.
-Chinese zodiac animal: Monkey.
-Homeland: Canada, baby.
-Tattoos: None, yet.
-Piercings: Just my earlobes and one nostril.
-Pet peeves: Bad grammar, people who walk wayyyy too slow in front of others, people who don’t say please/thank you… but my number one is people who cut down others for no reason. I have found myself in too many situations where people I’m around will just start trash talking about some person they’ve never even met, or barely know. I just walk away. No thanks.
-Smoke: On occasion
-Drink: On occasion.
-Drugs: Not since high school, and even then, I only smoked pot a couple times. I didn’t see what all the fuss was about, but I have nothing against it excluding the fact that it is still illegal where I live. Until it’s legalized (and it’s only a matter of time), I make a point of staying away from the stuff.


Favourites

Colour.
It’s a close tie between blue and green, but I enjoy most colours depending on what they’re applied to.

Dog breed.
Samoyeds!

Holiday.
Halloween, but Christmas is a close second.

Date spot.
Amusement parks. I love the idea of going on all the rides, wandering and chatting about everything and nothing, munching on horrible food, playing the rigged games all to win a $2 stuffed animal that we spent $30 trying to win (which I will treasure), and topping it off with fireworks at the end. It’s just a fun time where you can be both best friends and a couple. On top of that, there’s no better icebreaker than screaming your head off on the scariest ride you can find.

Food.
It depends on my mood; sweet fruit, pasta, sushi, and burritos are generally good bets, though.

Fruit.
Anything sweet. Mangoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and kiwi are a few of my favourites.

Vegetable.
Broccoli and cucumbers are tasty; same with beansprouts.

Alcoholic drink.
I’m always content with Molson Canadian, Stella Artois, and the occasional margarita. If I want someting harder, I enjoy a little Jack Daniels, or a shot or two from my neighbourhood pub; they made these tasty dessert shots with apple and cinnamon that just rocks my world.

Non-alcoholic drink.
Iced caps and slurpees all day, every day.

Book.
I have many, but I’ve always enjoyed Holly Black’s ‘Tithe’, Nancy Baker’s ‘The Night Inside’, and Tamora Pierce’s ‘The Immortals’ series. Mainly because these books were escapes for me throughout my time in middle and senior high school.

Movie.
I can’t list them all, but Twister, Sucker Punch, American Mary, Practical Magic, Moulin Rouge, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Ace Ventura, Death Proof, Insidious, and Interview with a Vampire are the tip-of-the-tip-of-the-tip of the iceberg. I also love Quentin Tarantino’s work; I’ve yet to see a film of his that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. Death Proof is one of my hands-down favourite films.

TV Show.
I’ve enjoyed a few; Scream, Once Upon a Time, American Horror Story, and Gotham are on the list, as well as 1000 Ways to Die, various storm chasing documentary-style series, anything to do with urban legends, and cartoons I used to watch when I was younger (Gargoyles, Cybersix, Sailor Moon, etc).

Band.
Again, I can’t name them all as I love my music, but Evanescence, Halestorm, Type O Negative, Gorillaz, and that’s not even including soundtracks (Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, John Powell, Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, Christophe Beck.

Actors.
Tom Hiddleston, Bill Oberst Jr., Christoph Waltz, Richard Armitage, Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, etc.

Actresses.
Angelina Jolie, Audrey Hepburn, Maggie Smith, Emma Watson, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Emma Thompson, etc.

Scent.
Vanilla, fresh bread, campfire, rain, and oddly enough gasoline.

Boy name.
Aiden, William, Thomas, Koada, Tristan, Adam, Oliver, Leo, Liam, etc.

Girl names.
Marie/Maria, Victoria, Emily, Rowan, Phoebe, Evangeline, Ardeth, Ruth, Diana, Zoe, Dillan, etc.

Planet.
Jupiter all the way.

 


Inner Nerd

What Hogwarts House would you be sorted into?
Hufflepuff. Maybe Gryffindor, but I know the badger would win out in the end. Fun fact; I have a rowan wand with a unicorn hair core at 14.25 inches. Wow. For this whole ‘Inner Nerd’ thing, I’m off to a great (?) start.

What is your Patronus?
According to Pottermore, the wolf.

What is your Ilvermorny House?
Thunderbird.

Would you rather be a werewolf or a vampire?
I like both, but if I absolutely had to choose, I’d be better suited as a werewolf. I’m not graceful enough to be a vampire.

Edward or Jacob?
Neither, but if I have to choose, it’d be a tie between Carlisle and Alice.

Which Marvel superhero would you be?
Storm.

Which DC superhero would you be?
Cyclone.

Who is your favourite Sailor Scout?
Sailor Jupiter, but it’s a close tie with Sailor Venus.

What would be your District if you were in Panem.
District 4; I think I’d be well-suited as a deckhand.

On a scale of 1-10, how much do you love Star Wars?
One. Sorry, folks; I’ve just never been a fan.

Have you ever sent anyone fanmail before?
Yeah, actually. I don’t really care for autographs, but if I find an artist’s work to be particularly impactful on me in a positive way, I may send it in. I know that 99.9% of the time, it probably won’t be seen, but if I were in their shoes, I know I would love to hear when people enjoyed my work so much they took the time to communicate that to me. That being said, I’ve only done it once.

Have you ever met a celebrity in-person?
No. I’ve seen one or two in-passing. One instance I was quadding with my friends in Los Cabos, and Alexander Ludwig happened to be heading up just as we were leaving. A couple  girls in the front of the bus lost their minds and starting taking pictures with him; he was really cool about it though, which is nice. I’ve seen fans go absolutely wild over celebrities and I find it a bit bizarre.
If I saw a celebrity on the street, even one I consider myself a fan of, I’d still leave them alone. At the end of the day, they have enough people approaching them all the time; it probably gets old pretty quick. They’re people, just like us; give them their space, people. *sigh* Well, that went on for a lot longer than I thought it would. Pardon.

What six Pokemon would be on your team?
Well, I would be super happy with just Arcanine, but as far the other five, I’d have a Starmie, Dragonite, Absol, and Castform (whom I would name Doppler because I’m disgusting), and Noivern. I would also like a Metagross, but only six, right? *sigh*

Do you have any nerdy habits?
I have a game I play at movies where I try to guess the composer of the soundtrack. It’s also part of the reason I stay through the credits.

Have you ever had a weird crush on someone you shouldn’t have?
Definitely, yes. Bill Oberst Jr. He couldn’t have been farther from the kind of guy I fine myself into, and I first saw his work on a few indie horros, and on the Facebook app ‘Take This Lollipop.’ He was creepy, but he did a fantastic job with a script that had no dialogue. I started seeing him in even more films, and even tuned into a few interviews and as it turns out, he’s an incrdibly sensible dude with a great sense of humour. Dunno why, I was just kinda into that. Hey, you asked for my weirdest crush; that would have to be the most unexpected on my end.

Which Doctor is your favourite?
I assume you’re referring to Dr. Who. To be quite honest, I’ve never watched it, so I’m afraid I couldn’t tell you.

What is your favourite Neopet?
Wow, that’s a blast from the past. I always loved Lupes and Gelerts.

Do you play any instruments?
I sing, and I’ve taught myself piano, guitar and flute. I hope to expand to a multitude of other instruments someday, though; harp, cello, violin, melodica, drumkit, bass guitar, you name it.


The Deep End

Would you ever get any body modifications aside from tattoos and piercings?
To be honest, yes. I would love to get a breast reduction at some point; problem is the price tag starts at about five grand, so I’m stuck. Nothing crazy, I just wanna go down a cup size. If I went really wild, I’d love to get my ears pointed, but I don’t think I ever will.

What has been your longest relationship?
Four years and counting.

What has been your shortest relationship?
3 days, with a few months of bullshit.

Have you ever cheated on someone?
Never have, never will. I’ve done some stuff I’m not proud of, but that ain’t one of ’em.

Have you ever been cheated on?
A few times, yes.

Do you have any bad habits?
Picking at my nails, overthinking everything, going off on rants or tangents. I’m not going to lie, I do have a bit of a temper, too.

What do you want to do with your life?
I’d like to know I made as positive of an impact as I could have made throughout my time here. I suppose you’re probably referring to careers and such, though. I can’t really give you much of an answer, I’m afraid. If I had my way, I’d be a star musician, splitting time between working in the studio, touring the world, and helpng other artists get their start, but who hasn’t wanted to be a rock star, right?
So all in all, I’d just like to be happy, and to help others when I can; regardless of my occupation.


This or That

Cats or dogs?
Both. I love cats for their sass and (usually) tranquil companionship, but I also love dogs for their energy and company.

Coffee or tea?
Tea, particularly green tea, and peppermint tea. Aside from that, I’m more of a cold drinks kinda girl.

Cheetos or Doritos?
Doritos.

Pepsi or Coca-Cola?
I enjoy the taste of Pepsi slightly more than that of Coca-Cola, but I enjoy both. I do, however, admire Coca-Cola’s advertising chops. You’ve got to give them kudos on that.

Early bird or night owl?
Night owl all the way.

Day or night?
Night.

Pen or pencil?
Pen.

Pewdiepie or Markiplier?
Markiplier, but I’ve enjoyed lots of Pewdiepie’s videos as well.

Spring or summer?
Spring.

Introvert or extrovert?
Definitely an introvert. Give me a nice sit-down with coffee with a small handful of people over a massive party any day.

Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Trek; I’m no Trekkie, but I can see the allure.

Simpsons or Family Guy?
Famiy guy, but I still enjoy both.

Apple or Android?
Android; I have my own slough of problems regarding Apple.


Your Top 5 Turn-Ons

1. For me, it comes down to values. Any guy who can appreciate the little things, whether it be a happy moment, spending time with friends/family, or small gestures of kindness, he has that spark for life that you just can’t duplicate.

2. Honour. If he has a sense of honour and loyalty, he is golden in my books. Morality is a must; he needs to be honest, even if the truth isn’t the easiest thing to hear.

3. A love of music. If he can sit back and enjoy music of any kind, be it metal or country, classical or jazz, I can relate to that love. If he plays an instrument as well, bonus points! I don’t care if it’s the cello or the accordion, if you can play an instrument, you go on with your bad self and play your heart out.

4. Passion. Anything that makes his eyes light up when he talks about something he loves is one of the most incredible things to see when you’re having a conversation. Whether it be a career or a hobby, what have you, when there’s something he’s passionate about, it shows; and I adore that.

5. Communication. If a person is willing to talk about everything and anything with an open mind, and is capable of not just hearing, but listening, they have my respect. Communication quite possibly the most important tool to building any relationship, and it’s a sign of intelligence and wisdom that is disturbingly rare in people today.


Top 5 Turn-Offs

1. Dishonesty. Even if they’re just little lies, if I can’t trust you, I certainly can’t be close to you. I need people in my life to be unfraid to give it to me straight. If someone can’t be up-front and honest with me, I will spend the relationship questioning everything they say, including compliments.

2. Gossip. The world is full of it, and I know it’s something that most folks do without realizaing it, but I’m so beyond tired of it. For most folks, their problems would be solved much easier if they would spend more time talking to people, rather than about them. Besides, if you’re talking about someone behind their back to me, what are you saying about me when I’m not around?

3. Ignorance. One can’t know everything, and there’s nothing worse than a know-it-all, but what bothers me is someone who stubbornly refuses to learn more about something. With such a wealth of knowledge available to us through the internet, literature, and simply through communicating with the people around us, especially those with conflicting views, it is an insult to humanity when one is completely unwilling to sharpen up their knowledge on a topic out of stubborness and blind ignorance.

4. Thoughtlessness. I believe one should be able to put themselves first, and it’s okay to be selfish in life sometimes; you need to take care of yourself and your needs, too. However, that doesn’t give you an excuse to disregard the feelings and needs of others. Being blind to how your actions will affect everything around you, or the refusal to care, is something I can’t tolerate.

5. Bad grammar. I don’t sweat the small stuff, obviously. Minor errors in punctuation, typos, and some words are easy to mispell. On top of that dyslexia is a lot more common than people realize. However, I need you know you are at least making some sort of effort. If your grammar is so atrocious that I can barely make out what you’re trying to say, and it’s born completely of one’s lack of effort, I cringe a little.


Let’s Get Philosophical

What is the meaning of life?
I believe we’re here for two things; to learn, and to aid others. If you’re not learning, you’re not living; this includes learning more about yourself, too. Self-discovery is important. As far as the second essential, I believe it our obligation to help others when we can, and to influence others in positive ways; even if it just involves supporting your loved ones, or lending a hand to a stranger in need.

What are your thoughts on assisted suicide?
I can’t speak for everyone, but I know if I personally were in a situation where I was being kept alive artificially with little to no hope of waking up, I would not want to prolong that stress for my loved ones. I’d rather go and let them move on. As far as terminal diseases, as long as I gave it a fighting chance, I would rather a silent, voluntary death over months to years of constant suffering. I do think people should have the choice if they find themselves facing an inescapable fate.

Do you believe in God?
I wouldn’t call myself religious. I often feel like there’s something or someone out there; and when I feel the need, I do make wishes (not materialist ones, I just wish for the safety of the people I love, or for the resolve to make it through a situation), but I never know what name to call, or if anyone even hears me. Still, I’m not closed off to the idea of a god of some sort; I just feel there’s no way of knowing until the time comes. If there is a god out there, I’m certain that he/she would judge based on the life we’ve lived as a whole, rather than whether or not we believed in an entity we had no way of knowing ever existed at all. Long story short, I don’t specifically believe, but I’m not closed-minded to the concept as I was in my more rebellious (and needy) youth.

Do you believe in aliens?
Yes. I can’t look at all that space and how we couldn’t hope to explore it in it’s entirity only to find we are the only currently-existing life forms out there. It would be such a waste. However, I agree with Stephen Hawking in the sense that we should not try to contact them. Knowing of their existance would be enough for me, but contacting them could easily prove catastrophic.

Have you ever seen anything supernatural?
To be honest, yes. My house is no stranger to the things that go bump in the night, but frankly, nothing bad has happened in the decade that I’ve lived here, so whatever resides here doesn’t seem to be malevolent. I’ve had other experiences outside my home, but perhaps I’ll give that topic it’s own blog entry sometime.

What’s your sexual orientation?
Straight, but not narrow.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
No. I believe you can feel drawn to someone by their presence, or to be exceedingly curious, but real love; actual love… that takes times to develop.

Would you change yourself for a love interest?
I would not change who I am, no. I would take interest in things they are passionate about and learn more, but I will never pretend to enjoy something I don’t enjoy, and I will be open and honest about what I am (and am not) okay with.


Assorted Nuts

Ever broken a bone?
Yes, actually. I broke my leg when I was very young. Damn swingsets.

Can you sing?
I’d like to think so, but really, who’s the judge of that?

Can you dance?
No, but I do it anyway.

Can you whistle?
Yes.

Can you snap your fingers?
Only wth my left hand.

Can you roll your tongue?
Nope.

Can you tie a cherry stem with your tongue?
I’ve been trying for years.

Can you touch your toes?
Darling, I can fold myself in half. I have yoga to thank for that.

Pokemon: Spectrum

Note: Just because I don’t want there to be any confusion. This is obviously NOT an article for any real Pokemon game. This is a concept I have been wishing for throughout the years. This is essentially simply a nerd’s fantasy of what would be the best Pokemon game to ever be released if done right (in my opinion). This is a LONG read; and it may continue to grow as I see fit. You’ve been warned.
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I have been following the Pokemon franchise since their debut in the 90s. While I stopped watching the television show after the Johto arc, and my card gaming faded from playing to simply collecting, I still play the games to this very day.
The Pokedex count has gone from 151 to over 700 Pokemon over the years, and that number has only been growing. Sure, there are more than a few questionable Pokemon concepts to come out over time (don’t know what I mean? Click here for my Top 10 List of the Dumbest Pokemon). With expanded features ranging from choosing your character’s gender (which started in Pokemon Crystal in the year 2000), to getting to play and interact with your Pokemon through PokemonAmie, despite the years, there seems to be no stopping the company from new releases and progressions.

However, realistically, we know that someday, the franchise will have to take a backseat. Companies that prolong a concept after the magic and creativity has gone only wind up destroying the series. I don’t know when that day will be, but I believe the best way to cap off the series, but still leave it open for continued profit would be through a concept I’ve been crossing my fingers for. Let’s call it Pokemon Spectrum.

I have been imagining this ever since I played Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, thinking, “wouldn’t it be amazing if you could play through all the regions with just one long game?” I would sigh and return to my playing, looking forward to the next game release. However, this wish has grown more and more as we see what the company has managed to incorporate with each release. So if you’re a fellow Pokemon fan, and you like to dream and get your hopes up for the impossible (or perhaps, the highly improbable), read on and cry a little inside with me as we go through the features of my fantasy Pokemon game.


Index

  • Welcome
  • Character Customization
  • The Wonderful World of Pokemon (seasons, times of day, etc.)
  • Our Story Begins: An Introduction to Pokemon Spectrum
  • Story Arcs
  • Pokemon Amie
  • Join Avenue
  • Hidden Bases and Build-a-Home
  • Careers
  • Medals
  • Systems Information

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Welcome
Welcome to Pokemon Spectrum; where you will embark on a lifelong journey through the many regions of the Pokemon world. Here, you will:

  • Create your own unique character with an identity all their own.
  • Build strong bonds with your Pokemon through an advanced PokemonAmie feature and real-world attachments to bring the experience to your everyday life.
  • Complete side-quests and explore endless story arcs as you discover the secrets and depths to this amazing world.
  • Be reintroduced to the concept of walking Pokemon, beauty contests, setting up shops, secret bases, and much more.
  • Connect with other trainers like never before!

You can now play through the games starting from your humble Pallet Town home, and relive old adventures all while making new ones. Come explore the real world of Pokemon in a celebration decades in the making!
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1. Starting Out
You are starting out as a character, aged 11. As the story progresses, your character will grow with story, but this is a toggled feature that will later be explained in detail.
This new customization feature allows you to:

  • Choose your character’s gender.
  • Decide whether your character is short, average, or tall.
  • Set a skin tone from a spectrum of highly fair skin to dark skin tones.
  • Set body types when you reach a certain age.
  • Choose your hair colour and hairstyle.
  • Dress your character!

Many of the options chosen can be changed and further customized as you continue throughout the game. You can later try new and adventurous hairstyles and colours, as well as buy and create your own clothing styles with an advanced mix-and-match system!

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2. Character Age Toggle
Your character will start off at the age of 11, but as you play through the game and enter new regions, you will have the option to age. For example, once you enter the Johto region, you can grow to your early teens; once you enter the Hoenn region, you will age to about 17, and so forth. This unlocks some different options where you can once again choose your starting style from the same categories (cute, cool, smart, etc). Reaching the final region of the Pokemon world unlocks the age of a distinguished adult.

Not ready to grow up just yet? Don’t worry! As you unlock an age group by moving through each region, you can decide if you want to stay as you are and grow up later. Be careful about what you choose, however! You won’t be able to go back to being a child/pre-teen again until you have completed the Giratina Story Arc. Once you have, however, you will have the option to move between the age groups whenever you please.


3. Pokemon Boutique Basics
As seen in Pokemon X and Y, this is where you express your style and make your character your own. Once you reach Cerulean City, you will find the first Pokemon Boutiques where you can change your hair to different colours (including multi-coloured hair), and new un-lockable styles, you can change your makeup, get eye contacts to change your eye colour, and this is also where you will find your first clothing store, which will work the same as they did in Pokemon X and Y, where each day of the week will feature different options.

Eventually, you can pursue a career in fashion and create your own styles, but that will be explained later.

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The Wonderful World of Pokemon

Pokemon locations would be generally the same, if not similar to that of the other games. So you would still find Pidgeys and such right after you’ve left Pallet Town, but some Pokemon would only be attainable through side-quests, and other game features which will be explained later.

Here, we will mix feature that showed up as early as Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal. Some Pokemon will only be attainable at certain times of day, or even during certain seasons. If you’ve enabled a connection between your game system and your local weather app, the weather in your area will be the weather you see in the game!

The music for each city and region would be the same as they were shown in their respective games, but the sound would of course simply be of modern quality. For example, Lavender Town’s theme would sound more like this:

The feature of a Pokemon Safari would also be reintroduced, but it would be one Safari Zone per region.

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Our Story Begins: An Introduction to Pokemon Spectrum
After an introductory video, you will see Professor Oak. “Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokemon!” He will go through a similar dialogue to what was used in the original Pokemon Blue/Red/Yellow games. Here is where you will:

  • Choose your gender.
  • Set your skin tone from a spectrum of natural colours (ranging from pale/fair to very dark).
  • Choose your eye colour (blue, green, brown, hazel or black).
  • Choose your natural hair colour (blonde, brown, black or red) and a style to start with.
  • Name your first rival.

This is when you would wake up in your bed in good ol’ Pallet Town. You would look into your mirror to get dressed in a beginner’s style (either cool, cute, elegant or smart) before you walked downstairs to meet your mother, who would send you on your way. You can run right off the bat in this one; you don’t need to find running shoes or anything.

When you would inevitably try to walk into the grass, Professor Oak will show up and capture that mean old Pikachu. Like in Pokemon Yellow, you would then meet your rival in the lab, who would take the Pokeball you were supposed to get, which contained an Eevee. Professor Oak would give you the Pikachu (which you can evolve with a Thunder Stone later in the game if you wish) and you would get to face your rival.

Your mom would hand you your Town Map and shoo you away (that was easy…).

You’d then begin your journey with your Pikachu. Now, this Pikachu doesn’t refuse to stay in it’s Pokeball. Any Pokemon you’ve got walking around in your PokemonAmie screen will show up on the game as it will be walking alongside/behind you like in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. Some Pokemon would not be able to walk with you, however (for example, it’s not fair to ask your little Magikarp to grow legs). In this case, if any of your other Pokemon are able to walk, they will be shown instead. If not, no Pokemon will be seen walking alongside you.

This feature will also be incorporated with various actions such as cycling. If your Pokemon is small enough, for example, it can be seen sitting in the basket on your bike.

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Story Arcs

Your goal is still to collect gym badges and defeat the Pokemon League Champion, and the storyline will essentially be the same as seen in the old games. However, along the way, you will get to play through different story arcs that are in reference to Pokemon lore and the anime.

Some of these would be optional, but others would be a part of the main story.

Here are a few arcs that would be addressed:

  • Meet Team Rocket: that’s right, they’re back. Near the end of Mt. Moon, you will meet Jessie, James and Meowth. They’ll demand you hand over your Pokemon, and will use Ekans and Koffing to try to force you to comply. After defeating them in your first double-battle, your Pokemon will send ’em blasting off again, but you will meet them again and again throughout your journey, where Ekans and Koffing will have evolved. Their team will grow throughout the story, too; including Wobbuffet, Victreebell, Gourgeist, Seviper, Woobat, Yanmega, Frillish, Inkay, Growlithe, and much more!splash_of_team_rocket__by_iza_nagi-d64rry9
  • The Three Starters: Like in Pokemon Yellow, you will be able to find the three original starters in a similar way by playing through their short-lived arcs at any time. These arcs would require the use of PokemonAmie to complete.
    Charmander can be attained north of the Nugget Bridge. You will find it by a large stone where you can play mini games with it. However, it will not join your party until it likes you enough.
    Bulbasaur can be found at the Day Care house south of Cerulean City. After it likes you enough, it will challenge you to a battle. Capture it and it will join you on your journey.
    Finally, there’s Squirtle. This arc would be a little bit longer. When you reach Vermillion, you would come across a strange patch of grass. If you stepped on it, you would fall into a trap and trigger this arc. You would play through a story arc where you have been captured by the Squirtle Squad and Team Rocket. You would eventually befriend the Squirtle Squad’s leader and after helping you battle Jessie and James, you would escape with a spunky Squirtle on your side.278e6204-db86-4715-8752-c123df3241b3_560_420
  • S.S. Anne: In the original games, you would briefly get to board the S.S. Anne in Vermillion City before it sailed on it’s journey, but you never got to play through the Shipwreck scenario seen in the anime. You could choose to stay on after obtaining your HM01 from the Captain to play through, or to get off and return to the original story. Choose carefully, you cannot return to this story arc if you’ve said no. You can explore the shipwreck much later, but you will not get to play through the arc. If you chose to stay on board, however, you will then battle Team Rocket before working with them to escape the doomed vessel. Once complete, you will arrive back in Vermillion City to continue your adventure.
  • Lavender Town: This would be quite possibly the darkest arc in the game and the Silph Scope is required to finish it. When you arrive in Lavender Town, you will see a sequence where you overhear two Team Rocket Grunts talking about selling Cubone skulls, and how it’s mother was accidentally killed when it tried to protect it’s child. You would then fight your way to the top of Pokemon Tower, ridding it of Team Rocket, topping it off with a battle against Jessie and James. Beyond, you find a crying Cubone. You will not have to battle Marrowak’s ghost. You would simply see a sad cutscene where it says goodbye to it’s mother’s ghost before she flies off. After this, you would wake up in the Volunteer House where you would be given the choice to take Cubone with you.
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Other story arcs would involve traveling between regions. For example, you would complete a story arc involving Lugia, based off the movie, Pokemon 2000; where you would see the Legendary Birds. After this arc is complete, you can return to Kanto any time to challenge and capture Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos in their locations which would be the same as in the Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow games. This would also cause Lugia to show up in the wild at random so you could challenge and capture it as well.
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Pokemon Amie

I think PokemonAmie was a great addition to the franchise. Getting to interact with your Pokemon one-on-one really makes it all feel more personal, and I think all they’d really have to do is expand on it. For example, more mini games, which can be unlocked by doing certain things throughout the game!

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I think, as a part of the culinary career path, being able to make your own recipes of Pokemon Food, poffins, etc. would be a fun and interesting addition!

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Being able to set up new backgrounds and such for each individual Pokemon would be wonderful, too; we can set up decorations and backgrounds for the out-of-game screen of PokemonAmie, but I’d like to see that incorporated in the actual feature.

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Pokemon Spectrum’s Join Avenue (perhaps under a different name) would take inspiration from Pokemon Black/White 2. Upon reaching a specific area, you could start your own marketplace either on your own, or with friends (maybe even create you own mall). It could be accessed in-game, through your computer, phone, or nearly any other device with internet connection. You could decorate and customize this area and open all kinds of shops/services such as (but not limited to):

  • Pokeball Boutique: You could create custom-made Pokeballs for trainers to keep their Pokemon in. Rather than the plain-Jane red tops, you could change that colour to anything you choose, add stickers and decals, and even interesting animated effects for when it opens in battle.
  • Boutiques: Here, you could create your own outfits and accessories to be bought by other trainers.
  • Restaurants: You could serve foods to trainers and Pokemon to make them happier, or even boost certain stats. Create your own recipes and share them with your friends!
  • Real Estate Office: You can create concepts of homes and hidden bases for others to see and purchase.
  • PokeTheatre: You can showcase videos you have made with your Pokemon and let others star in your productions for a price.
  • Pokemon Day Care: You could help speed up the process of hatching eggs, set up a breeding/adoption program, and even offer a move tutoring service!
  • Pokemon Gyms: that’s right; now you can open your own Pokemon Gym with your friends! People would try their luck battling it out against you and your chosen comrades.

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Hidden Bases and Build-a-Home
Let’s face it, when Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald were introduced, and we found out we could create a secret base, many of us collectively lost our minds and spent lots of time and Pokemon dollars building our base. However, looking at how far the franchise has come, there’s so much they could easily do to make it worthwhile.

For one thing, aside from a secret base, you could even save up to build your own entire house once you’ve managed to play past a certain point. You could create a custom home on a feature available on the Pokemon website, or you could buy one from another player’s Real Estate shop through Join Avenue. Once that’s done, you can build on the house, change up colour schemes, move in furniture, and all kinds of things!

As an added effect, you could meet your friends in your secret base, or at your home. Communicate online and meet them where you agreed so you can play exclusive mini-games for boosts, prizes and more!

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Careers
Here’s where it gets interesting. This is also one of the more time-consuming parts of the game that appeal to the older demographic as well.

So much importance has been set on training and battling Pokemon, but establishing yourself as anything else has never been an option; until now! Now you can chose from an array of career paths, but when you start out, you will simply be a ‘trainer.’ You can choose up to two titles to be displayed as you find them an complete their paths. Your career would include, but would not be limited to: fashion designer, actor/actress, musician, architect, chef, athlete, medic, scientist, gym leader, and much more!

These are all completely optional and not essential to the main storyline in any way, but their arcs would be very involved.

Here’s how this would work:

  • Designer: Upon seeing the Pokemon Boutique in Cerulean, you would unlock the ability to go down this path. From there, you can design your own clothes to wear and sell in Join Avenue, you can purchase styles others have created, and plenty more! Though completing designer quests, you can unlock new features, and you can even dress up Pokemon for shows; but the Pokemon’s clothing would be removed for the rest of the story. The Designer story arc would be the only way to obtain a Feebas (and a Prism Scale) without trading for it. Oh, and if you’re worried about how much the clothes would go for, don’t be; the maker would not have control over the pricing; it would automatically be chosen from the system, so no million dollar t-shirts here.
  • Actor/Actress/Musician: This is where you can pursue fame and fortune through your acting and musical chops! You can unlock features such as creating musical groups with your friends, starring and directing movies and commercials, etc. This would be unlocked by shooting your first Trainer Video (as seen in Pokemon X and Y). The Trainer Videos would have more options, and lots of unlockable features throughout the game. Pursuing the musician’s path would be the only way to obtain Meloetta.
  • Medic: whether you breed them or rescue them, a Pokemon medic’s job is endless. You could unlock this arc by receiving your first egg from the Day Care Man south of Cerulean when he recognizes your talent. You would spend your time helping others hatch their eggs faster, granting training bonuses, rescuing, healing and treating Pokemon and their injuries, etc. This would be the only way to get a Chansey.nurse_joy_by_piwikiwii-d57d6phWell, you get the idea!

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Medals

Just as seen in Pokemon Black/White 2, you could collect Medals for various achievements throughout the game, and even receive prizes as you go!

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Systems Information
This would be an interesting feature that would possibly be one of the most difficult things to include. The base game would be playable on a handheld device such as the Nintendo3DS, but other features would accessible through (sometimes exclusively) a different system/console.

Computers: You could access Join Avenue and play mini-games by simply visiting the proper website. Storing Pokemon, sharing your Pokedex progress, and trading Pokemon online would all be possible through their online database. This would be the primary career-based console; making it easy to create/customize fashion, secret bases, houses, Pokeballs and much more.

Smartphones: After downloading the free application on your smartphone, you could play mini-games and capture Pokemon in the real world with a Pokemon Go-style gameplay. Certain legendaries and shiny Pokemon could only be found in this way. For example, you could find a Shiny Articuno, but you’d have to visit the North Pole!

Other Consoles: There could be a Pokemon Stadium-style game available for purchase on the Nintendo Store where you battle Pokemon and build teams for fun, which would be great for battling your friends and you could even play console-exclusive PokemonAmie mini-games to build your friendships with your Pokemon. This would also include the ability to play games with your friends as was seen in the old Pokemon Stadium games.

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Other possible general features:

  • Cute romantic paths with characters/rivals once a certain age is reached. This would involve adorable side-quests and sweet alternative dialogue options, along with the ability to include them in your Trainer Videos, your home, and they will even call you in-game, and send you texts if you’ve signed up with your smartphone! Obviously, this wouldn’t go far, so it would still be family-friendly, but this could cause various problems regardless, so this may be a difficult feature to include.
  • You can choose to restart your game from each region. For example, if you’re happy with your progress in Kanto, but you want to Johto over from the beginning, you absolutely can!
  • You can use your Pokemon from the previous region in the game to start the next, but each region’s Pokemon and difficulty will reset back to easy. Ergo, you will only find Level 3 Pokemon at the beginning, so it’s suggested that you put your previous Pokemon in your PC to start the new region more fairly, but that’s all up to you.
  • The Pokemon Company could add new features to the game whenever they please, making events more immersive, and keeping the doors open for new content and continued income from their clients. This could also open them up for partnering with other companies (for example, partnering with Coca-Cola to create a cute 50’s-style Coca-Cola brand of fashion options).64c21dd925c6313b57a3335f9387f5de-d53r9nmWell, folks; what do you think would help create the perfect Pokemon gaming experience? Add your own ideas in the comments below. Do you have your own dream Pokemon game thought out? Link me so I can see what you’ve got!

    Until next time, this is Miss B blasting off again. 😉


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