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NEWS: Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Games Introduce Gym Leader Iono




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Kusakabe



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:56 pm Reply with quote
The style is giving me Star Ocean vibes. Gotta admit, I'm still not used to it.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:59 pm Reply with quote
TPC missed an opportunity to make Iono a Vtuber, because she acts and introduces herself like a Vtuber, I wouldn't mind some official Pokegirl ASMR.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:40 pm Reply with quote
Anyone figure out her VA?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 6:52 pm Reply with quote
harminia wrote:
Anyone figure out her VA?

I am like 99.9% Sure its Fairouz Ai. The energy she is using for Iono is really similar to Hibiki from Dumbbell and Cure Summer in Tropical Rouge Precure.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:10 pm Reply with quote
Not really into / familiar with Vtubers, but she seems lovely.

Possibly Ash's new traveling companion.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:28 pm Reply with quote
I think Lono might be Penny since she also has two-tone hair (that matches plus and minus colors) and she is shy and stays at home a lot. A perfect cover for a V-Tuber
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:41 pm Reply with quote
Her partner Pokemon is clearly a Jigglypuff as seen from above Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 9:41 pm Reply with quote
Nanitori wrote:
Not really into / familiar with Vtubers, but she seems lovely.

Possibly Ash's new traveling companion.


Doubt it.
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Yune Amagiri



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 9:58 pm Reply with quote
Without hesitation my number 1 from this generation so far !
I can't think of any Electric type Pokemon that match perfectly the hints so my guess is for a Terralize or a new Electric Type which have yet to be announced.
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 10:33 pm Reply with quote
I wonder if other Gym Leaders will get similar introduction videos?

Also I'm kind of surprised this had actual voice acting. I mean, it's probably just for the video but it feels like they're building up to a Pokemon game with actual voice acting every year.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 11:21 pm Reply with quote
Replica_Rabbit wrote:
I think Lono might be Penny since she also has two-tone hair (that matches plus and minus colors) and she is shy and stays at home a lot. A perfect cover for a V-Tuber


... Dear God, I think you might be right...
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Waterdragon884



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2022 6:53 am Reply with quote
It might be the new Pokémon, Pawmi.
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:19 am Reply with quote
such a horrible design. i like it.
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allnightclerk



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:54 am Reply with quote
Hoppy800 wrote:
TPC missed an opportunity to make Iono a Vtuber, because she acts and introduces herself like a Vtuber, I wouldn't mind some official Pokegirl ASMR.


There's lots of non-virtual streamer idols like this in Japan so it's probably based more on that trend than Vtubing.

I'm a bit surprised they aired it with Japanese voices even in the English version rather than dubbing it.
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Aura Ichadora



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:27 am Reply with quote
Replica_Rabbit wrote:
I think Lono might be Penny since she also has two-tone hair (that matches plus and minus colors) and she is shy and stays at home a lot. A perfect cover for a V-Tuber
I had a theory that we would be trying to do something to help Penny and Iono connect through Pokemon because Penny quietly idolizes Iono for being all bubbly and outgoing which is something she isn't, as all cliched as that sounds, but this makes SO much more sense and I like it more.

... I'd like it a bit better than the other idea I had, which was Penny being centralized to the Starfall Street story as Team Star's leader or the leader's sister or something. Because that is also cliched as all get out.
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