065 Hello and welcome to another round of Top 5 Thursdays. This week’s topic concerns my top 5 favourite Psychic type Pokémon. I absolutely love Psychic types as they boast high special attack, special defense and speed, arguably making them very powerful special sweepers. There are a total of 75 Psychic types as of Gen VI, and as a Psychic type Pokémon Trainer, only 5 of these stand out from the rest. Make the jump to find my top 5 favourite Psychic types.

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Pokemon Designs: Known Gen VI Evolutions

Axle the Beast

I’m overdue for weighing in my thoughts on the designs of the many new Pokemon announced for X and Y, and I figured I’d start with the ones that are known to evolve or be pre-evolved forms. I wrote a while back that I couldn’t necessarily say for absolute certain if the Gen VI starter Pokemon had good designs or not until I’d seen what they evolve into. After all, many Pokemon designs make more sense in the context of their before and after; while non-evolving Pokemon typically have very complete designs, often ones that evolve are much simpler and will evolve into more complex, interesting, and often fierce-looking creatures, so it’s difficult to judge a design all on its own when it’s meant to be complemented by other, related designs.

I’ll review the Gen VI Pokemon that lack confirmed evolutions next week — and that will be a lot more awkward and filled with more complaints, so brace yourself! — but for now I’m going to focus on the ones for which we’ve been given that all-important context!

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