POKERMANZ

You’ve got decisions to make in life. Important ones. Hard choices. But nothing will ever be as crucial as choosing your starter Pokémon. Normally I tell the professor in charge to shut up and hand me a fire-type. But I’ve got different ideas for this iteration of Pokémon.

The starter Pokémon formula hasn’t changed in the latest generation of battling pocket monsters. You’ve got your usual rock-paper-scissors cycle of water, grass and fire type starters. Here’s how they’ll evolve.

According to the Pokémon Reddit, Froakie will evolve into Frogadier and then finally into Greninja.

Water Starter

Chespin evolves into Quilladin and then finally into Chesnaught, which looks pretty damn badass actually.

Grass starter

And then there’s Fennekin, who levels up into Braixen and then does a ballroom blitz transformation to become Delphox.

Fire starter

I can’t believe it, but this is the first time that I’m going for a grass-type starter since I picked Treecko way back in Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire. The game is out this Friday. And I’ve got the T-shirt to prove it.

Last Updated: October 8, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

92 Comments

  1. Cant wait for this, and that free Torchic with the mega evo is just the cherry on the cake.

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  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 8, 2013 at 10:38

    Can I be honest? The water type is the only one that has a cool evolution chain.

    The rest look a bit strange and not so cool

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    • Otto_ki

      October 8, 2013 at 10:39

      Agreed starting with Froakie, and the second choice is Charmander FTW!

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      • ToshZA

        October 8, 2013 at 11:50

        Blastoise (Final evo) was the last water starter I took, but Froakie & it’s evo’s look so rad! Oh christmas, where art thou?

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      • Tiaan Pat

        October 8, 2013 at 13:34

        Was considering chespin because of the 2nd evo he turns grass/ground but froakie looks pretty cool to me. Would go cool with Charizard X mmmm So will there be a charmander in Pokemon X & Y or do you have to transfer it from Pokemon Red????

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 8, 2013 at 13:36

          Chespin would look great in my team as a ball

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          • Tiaan Pat

            October 8, 2013 at 13:39

            lol… i am super keen to play this!!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 8, 2013 at 14:00

            Indeed 🙂

        • Otto_ki

          October 8, 2013 at 14:02

          Yes there is a Charmander, after you choose the new starters you are then given a choice between the first gen starters, both in X and Y. Then there is a special giveaway on release day where you can download a special torchic that has the mega evo ability.

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          • Tiaan Pat

            October 8, 2013 at 15:10

            OMG how did i miss that detail??? I will def go with Froakie + Charmander combo!!!! The Torchic i thought was just for people who pre ordered.. am i wrong? Otto_ki thank you for the details!!!

          • Otto_ki

            October 8, 2013 at 16:00

            It’s for everyone not just pre-order, but for a limited time starting from launch 🙂 here is my DS friend code 3411-1382-4973 (Yahtzee) , looking for peeps from SA to help with trading if your interested.

          • Tiaan Pat

            October 8, 2013 at 16:04

            Cool beans man, when i get my Pokemon edition 3DS i will send my code 😀

          • Tiaan Pat

            October 9, 2013 at 13:19

            How long is the torchic available to download??? Just got bleak news from BT Games, my console will only be available next week 🙁 so dissapointed sigh

          • Otto_ki

            October 9, 2013 at 13:32

            Probably 2 weeks to a month 🙂 im just guessing as an Official end date has not been given yet.

          • Alvarus

            October 9, 2013 at 20:41

            14th January according to the leaflet i received with the game

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 8, 2013 at 10:49

      O_O when have you become pokefanboi?

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      • Otto_ki

        October 8, 2013 at 10:53

        When I started refusing to grow up 🙂

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 8, 2013 at 11:05

        Since forever dude. I can recite the entire poke’rap (original one of the original 150 pokemon) by heart

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 8, 2013 at 11:07

          It’s like I don’t even know you any more 🙁

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 8, 2013 at 11:15

            I want to be the best! There ever was! To beat all the rest, yeah that’s my cause!

            Electrode, Diglet, Nidoran, Mankey, Venasaur, Rattata, Fearow, Pidgey, Seaking Jolteon, Dragonite, Ghastly Ponyta Vaporeon Poliwrath Butterfree!

            Catch em catch em gotta catch em all… Pokemon!

            (I can carry on if you wish?)

          • Otto_ki

            October 8, 2013 at 11:30

            I shal carry on 🙂

            Venomoth, Poliwag, Nidorino, Golduck Ivysaur, Grimer, Victreebel, Moltres Nidoking, Farfetch’d, Abra, Jigglypuff Kingler, Rhyhorn, Clefable, Wigglytuff

            Catch em catch em gotta catch em all… Pokemon!

          • BeastxxxxMode

            October 8, 2013 at 14:15

            Awww the memories

          • Juanpeixotoo

            October 8, 2013 at 15:00

            Lol, that’s too much for me. I’d never record all of it, even though I used to watch it every single day.

          • Aaron Luedemann

            October 10, 2013 at 01:52

            I can’t tell if you’re making a joke or if you actually think that’s how it goes.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 10, 2013 at 07:17

      • Juanpeixotoo

        October 8, 2013 at 14:59

        Since when my dad gave me and my cousins the pokemon silver and crystal games, I was about 4 years old. Oh, good times.

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        • billy

          October 9, 2013 at 03:09

          same here

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          • Relic

            October 10, 2013 at 03:37

            Man I feel hella old… lol. I was ten when my grandma bought me my first gbc and pokemon red for my birthday in 1999. It changed my life forever. <3

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 8, 2013 at 10:57

      The should of used the comic images to show people, those in game ones look kinda shitty..

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 8, 2013 at 11:07

        The thing is all 3 starters are cool looking in first form. Froaky has a very cool looking second and 3rd evo but dafuq happened with Chespin and Fenniken’s evolutions?

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    • Alex [SS] PsyChoPanthis

      October 8, 2013 at 11:51

      dude… i was so dissapointed with the Delphox… ive been a fire starter since forever, but this time im going froggie

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      • Saberfangwolf124

        October 8, 2013 at 12:10

        Ikr like fennekin was really good and i was like cant wait 4 evo and then some retard humanoid girl fox thing with a dress is the finaal evolution sucks im just gonna keep fennekin screw evolving usually i love it but delphox is retarted really disapointed

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        • Alex [SS] PsyChoPanthis

          October 8, 2013 at 12:52

          unfortuneately im gonna skip fennekin as i dont like bruixen either. Gonna go the frokie-Greninja route until charizard. then also trying to organise a snivy as Serperior is my favorite grass type

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          • Saberfangwolf124

            October 9, 2013 at 01:16

            Same snivys awesome but i find the others not so great either so im just keeping fennekin as it is even if i have to press b every time it starts evolving yeah braixen sucks too also i get why its psychic so it has hands right but technically its full fire type soo….. yeah i dont mind cute pokemon as long as their strong and im gonna get charmander after i dont know anyone who chose oshawott or that tepig coz their actually really ugly snivy wa the one i always picked during black and white also i like grass types but their usually ugly as shit luckily snivy wasnt so i got to use absorb and things i love how grass types have like healing moves its awesome

  3. Grant Hancock

    October 8, 2013 at 10:43

    Hi Darryn… any news on when / if there’ll be a console bundle with X & Y ? … possibly 2DS ? prices etc?

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      October 8, 2013 at 11:14

      I’ve messaged BT to find out if they’ll have anything. Hold tight!

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  4. Otto_ki

    October 8, 2013 at 10:57

    “The game is out this Friday” the 12th is a Saterday 🙂 Unless im mistaken by there being a midnight launch somewhere.

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      October 8, 2013 at 11:14

      DAMMIT! Well spotted man, well spotted. Will fix.

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  5. George

    October 8, 2013 at 11:13

    hmm. They should have kept the Fenneken on all fours for al his evolutions. That would have looked badass. Now we have a ballroom dancing final form and a weird 2 legged standing dog with a stick up his ass (literally).

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 8, 2013 at 11:16

      Agreed man. Just looks silly IMHO

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    • Otto_ki

      October 8, 2013 at 11:21

      Yea that would look better I do agree. But, Psychic (Delphox is Fire/Psychic) pokemon have always kind of been one’s that have hands and feet for the animation when they use psychic abilities.

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      • Saberfangwolf124

        October 8, 2013 at 12:21

        I think that the fox could like have a psychic plasma beam come out its mouth that would solve the problemm or its huge ears could create psychic powers

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      • Kaihaku

        October 8, 2013 at 14:37

        Weird, I thought for sure that Delphox would be Fire/Fairy. The witch design would kind of make sense for a fairy type but not as much for a psychic type.

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    • Alex [SS] PsyChoPanthis

      October 8, 2013 at 11:56

      one guy on deviant art made a mock up of what the finals could have looked like…. please agree with me that this is better than the finals we have now…

      http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/521546_488205097902089_1724933154_n.png

      Maybe the greninja is better than the one in the link, but we dont have a clear pic of it. However, if delphox looked like that, i would be 7 different kinds of sold… hell even the chesnaught one looks better

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      • Saberfangwolf124

        October 8, 2013 at 12:18

        God damn it i wish delphox looked like that i would like buy both games. If this were delphox

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 8, 2013 at 13:35

        Dude why couldn’t they look like this???

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        • Alex [SS] PsyChoPanthis

          October 8, 2013 at 14:10

          my exact damn thoughts… i Just hope ninty and gamefreak are trolling us HARD… a fanboy can dream

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    • Saberfangwolf124

      October 8, 2013 at 12:15

      Ikr like da fuck i dont care if its psycic its still a god damn fox delphox looks like a retard i would have prefered a awesome like flaming wolf fox thing not some ugly munted retarted demented fugly peice of humanoid fox tranny thing whats it gonna do hit me with its ugly dress fur thing wtf damn you nintendo ima kill myself

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      • Hera

        October 8, 2013 at 21:08

        Dude, calm down.

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        • sophie

          September 21, 2014 at 13:57

          mega delphox might look like that

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  6. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    October 8, 2013 at 11:17

    Damn PokeCoD articles 😛

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  7. Oooooo

    October 8, 2013 at 11:51

    Starting with froakie then chamander

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  8. sheld999

    October 8, 2013 at 12:15

    games not out friday its saturday the 12th

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  9. Paul Martin Delargy

    October 8, 2013 at 12:15

    AWX is having a Midnight Launch on Friday for the game 🙂

    Also be selling the 2DS as well, same release date for R1400

    Greninja is awesome.

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    • Saberfangwolf124

      October 8, 2013 at 12:22

      Delphox suks

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  10. Juanpeixotoo

    October 8, 2013 at 14:57

    Tell me something, which will be their final types? Will greninja be part fighting?

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    • Tiaan Pat

      October 8, 2013 at 15:10

      If i read right he is Water/Dark type. So no!

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      • Juanpeixotoo

        October 8, 2013 at 17:45

        that sucks :/
        I am picking fennekin then.

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  11. Verrayne

    October 8, 2013 at 15:58

    Spoiler alert much?

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  12. omar_soft

    October 8, 2013 at 16:06

    revealed and confirmed are two different things…

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  13. Alex

    October 8, 2013 at 16:42

    These are still leaks though. Nintendo didn’t confirm these yet if they are real. Plus, they’re not even on Serebii. If they’re not on there doesn’t tell you something? I don’t think these are the final evolutions but if they are…its cool.

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  14. Mack Burninghouse

    October 8, 2013 at 16:50

    Delphox is pretty disappointing, it’s too bad I really had high hopes for Fennekin. But hey, mega-evo Charizard right?

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  15. lick

    October 8, 2013 at 17:21

    i was looking fo rthis, finally found it on the news, thanks google <3

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  16. James

    October 8, 2013 at 17:34

    *Disclaimer, contains bitching* This had BETTER be some kind of elaborate hoax. Are you going to tell me that they took the best starter since johto, stood it up on its hind legs, and fucked it with fire? Because that’s what this shit looks like. I mean, dafux (my new pet name for this cum dumpster) is quite possibly the shittiest Pokemon since….. Idk, if you named LITERALLY ANY OTHER Pokemon I’d MAKE LOVE to it before I spit in this whore’s general direction. Really, I might have an incomplete dex just because I refuse to be associated with this shitbag in any shape or form. FUCK YOU GAME FREAK! WHY CANT YOU KEEP SHIT ON FOUR LEGS? I usually don’t look at Pokemon leaks because when I encounter badass mothers for the first time I want it to be a surprise. But I swear to god, if I had picked fenniken (which I would have with no second thoughts) and it pulled this shit….. I’d….. Idk what I’d do, but it sure as he’ll wouldn’t involve Pokemon anymore. I feel bad for fenniken, soooooooooooo much potential, flushed straight down the shitter.

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    • ???

      October 9, 2013 at 02:00

      YOU SHOULD STOP PLAYING POKEMON AND GO BACK TO PLAY CALL OF DUTY 4!!

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      • James

        October 10, 2013 at 05:42

        Uhhh, preciate the advice. Can’t tell if sarcasism or an exclaimed suggestion. I’m gonna go with advice. Well, while COD four is pretty badass, i have a few problems with that. First I prefer halo, second I lack any system that isn’t a handheld by Nintendo sadly, and third, the ninja frog is the only redeeming factor to this shitstorm that is still driving me to buy it.

        P.S. U seen the z dragon yet? Garbage. Straight muff cabbage. ( I kid I kid, maybe it’ll be giratina’d into a hadass, we can only hope)

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        • ???

          October 10, 2013 at 17:07

          I’M SERIOUS!! I MISS PLAYING COD4!! IT WAS THE BEST COD GAME EVER AND THE ONLY GOOD COD GAME THAT MATTERS!! THE REST SUCK, IN MY OPINION, I’M JUST SAYING!! I USED TO HAVE THE GAME FOR PS3, BUT I SOLD IT!! I WISH I CAN GET IT BACK THOUGH OR JUST GET THE PC VERSION!!

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      • James

        October 10, 2013 at 05:42

        Uhhh, preciate the advice. Can’t tell if sarcasism or an exclaimed suggestion. I’m gonna go with advice. Well, while COD four is pretty badass, i have a few problems with that. First I prefer halo, second I lack any system that isn’t a handheld by Nintendo sadly, and third, the ninja frog is the only redeeming factor to this shitstorm that is still driving me to buy it.

        P.S. U seen the z dragon yet? Garbage. Straight muff cabbage. ( I kid I kid, maybe it’ll be giratina’d into a hadass, we can only hope)

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  17. Andrew Hrabowyj

    October 8, 2013 at 21:06

    Delphox is fake making me believe they all are. The twig from Braixen goes away which makes it pointless. It is expected and leaked multiple time to be riding a broom.

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  18. Guest

    October 8, 2013 at 21:38

    these are the real evolution of the starters

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  19. B

    October 8, 2013 at 23:34

    whos going to try all three? i know i am.

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  20. james stafford

    October 9, 2013 at 01:15

    I don’t like Chespin’s evolutionary chain at all. Don’t like the finals for the other two.

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    • ???

      October 9, 2013 at 01:16

      IT’S HATE!!!

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  21. ???

    October 9, 2013 at 01:16

    POKEMON X AND Y SUCKS!!! FUCK POKEMON X AND Y!!! FUCK ANYONE WHO LIKES POKEMON X AND Y!!! DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY THIS SHITTY ASS GAME!!! OCTOBER 12TH IS THE DAY I STOP PLAYING POKEMON FOR GOOD!!! GO AHEAD AND WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PIECE OF SHIT GAME!!! FUCK YOU ALL POKEFAGS!!! 3DS WAS A WASTE OF MONEY!!! SAVE YOUR MONEY ON SOMETHING ELSE!!! GO AHEAED AND CALL ME A CALL OF DUTY FANBOY ALL YOU WANT!!! FUCK YOU ALL!!! I’M GOING BACK TO PLAY CALL OF DUTY 4 MODERN WARFARE THE GREATEST GAME EVER MADE!!!! YOU HEARD ME!!! ON OCTOBER 12TH, I’M GONNA PLAY CALL OF DUTY 4 ALL DAY INSTEAD OF FUCKING BUYING POKEMON X AND Y!!!! FUCK POKEMON!!!! FUCK YOU GAME FREAK!!!! FUCK YOU ALL!!!! YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME ON!!? COME ON, LET’S DO THIS!!! I AM WAITING FOR YOU TO CHALLENGE ME ON CALL OF DUTY 4!!!

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  22. ???

    October 9, 2013 at 01:17

    COME ON!!! I CHALLENGE YOU ALL ON COD4!!!

    Reply

  23. ???

    October 9, 2013 at 01:20

    WHAT’S THE MATTER!!? DON’T YOU WANT TO CHALLENGE ME!!? UNLESS YOU ARE SCARED OF ME POKEFAGS!!!!

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  24. ???

    October 9, 2013 at 01:24

    EVERYONE GO PLAY CALL OF DUTY 4 INSTEAD OF BUYING POKEMON X AND Y!!!!

    Reply

  25. Cheeky

    October 9, 2013 at 05:08

    I am sooooooooo going to pick Froakie!

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  26. Eva Amore

    October 9, 2013 at 09:04

    I love Delphox. I will be using Delphox. >..> Quit hating on things just because you don’t like it.

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  27. Joe

    October 9, 2013 at 10:20

    definitely depositing and using old starters

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  28. Trill Nigga Forreal

    October 9, 2013 at 10:36

    EVERY Fennekin I’ve seen is a female, hopefully it has a different male version, prolly won’t but I wont lose hope on the Fire Starter ! lol

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  29. Jeffrey Lu

    October 9, 2013 at 12:49

    Greninja I choose you!

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  30. Kyou

    October 9, 2013 at 16:24

    I’D PULL A CAPCOM ON THE POKEMON FANS AND CANCEL THIS GAME NOW IF I WAS THE CEO OF GAMEFREAK!!

    Reply

  31. Kyou

    October 9, 2013 at 16:24

    GAME FREAK, YOU’RE FUCKING WORSE THAN CAPCOM AND SQUARE ENIX!!!

    Reply

  32. Kyou

    October 9, 2013 at 16:25

    WHERE IS TINA!? WHERE IS MY TINA BRANFORD!?!?

    Reply

  33. ???

    October 9, 2013 at 16:27

    IF I OWNED GAME FREAK, I’D CANCEL THIS GAME NOW!!!

    Reply

  34. ???

    October 9, 2013 at 16:27

    GUESS WHAT FAGGOTS!? GAME FREAK JUST CANCELLED POKEMON X AND Y!!

    Reply

  35. Satoshi Taijiri

    October 9, 2013 at 16:28

    I LOVE GAY PORN!! I’M WATCHING GAY PORN RIGHT NOW!! I HATE MY JOB BECAUSE I LOVE GAY PORN!!

    Reply

  36. Corey Bloxham

    October 10, 2013 at 00:51

    totally getting froakie then bulbasaur then torchic can’t wait till Saturday

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  37. ...

    November 18, 2013 at 07:11

    Female delphox looks sexy…

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    • ...

      November 18, 2013 at 07:13

      I meant to say Braixen.

      Reply

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