We did in fact spend most of last evening staring at the 3DS. I thought I could talk about Pokemon some more, because I remembered having more to say that I didn't say last time, and then I couldn't remember what it was, but as I was typing I did remember, so let's see if it's any interesting. The other problem with coming back to Pokemon after so long is that now we have very little idea which Pokemon are new to Sun & Moon, and which Pokemon showed up in previous games. Of course we recognize all the ones from Red and Blue. We even memorized all five versions of the Pokerap back when we watched the anime in the late '90s. Of course, that's not really helping us to remember the English names. We came across a Diguda, and if took days for us to remember that it's Diglet in English. ...It is Diglet, right?
And we some of the ones from Gold and Silver, but we never knew the English names for most of those. We do know that Sonansu became Wobbuffet, which doesn't make for nearly as funny a joke in the English dub of the anime. I don't even know if I can explain it. But basically, for anyone who remembers this part of the anime from over ten years ago (or maybe it's still a thing? I really don't know), whenever Team Rocket would be saying something or commenting on something, Wobbuffet would chime in with a "Wooobbuffet!" And we would imagine what that would sound like in Japanese, and be like, "...Yeah, that's a lot funnier." Because Sonansu basically means, "Yeah, that's right!" And this would probably be a lot better if I could think of any examples of this happening, but unfortunately, I cannot.
Anyway, as for all the other Pokemon we've been seeing, we just don't know. Okay, I'm pretty sure the starter Pokemon are new to this game. Maybe one day we'll look them all up and find out, but for now, we just want to see all the Pokemon as we encounter them in the game. And that of course brings up the problem of Sun-only Pokemon. We're always checking the Pokedex to make sure we're on track for catching all the Pokemon, but whenever there's a gap, we don't know if it's because we missed one or if it's because we can't get that one. I wonder if there's a list somewhere of all the Pokemon that can only be caught in Sun and all the Pokemon that are unique to Moon, but that only lists the numbers, without even the names or anything else. That would be helpful.
Today I'm thankful for getting some roll cake and frosted brownie bites at Bread Day, having plans to resolve the Christmas tree issue, finally getting to talk to people about what the plans are for church on Christmas day, catching some new Pokemon last night, and Page being super cute in her heated cat bed.