Pokemon PR - See New Zygarde Formes in Animation News from Japan

The latest season of Pokémon has been announced in Japan. See new Zygarde Formes and a new look for Ash’s Greninja!

In big animation news from Japan, new forms for Zygarde and Ash's Greninja have been revealed! In the latest season of Pokémon animation, the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde is discovered to have multiple Formes as it develops into the Pokémon you already know...and beyond!

Zygarde Cell

This stage has been identified as the single Cells that make up Zygarde. Cells do not possess any will or thought processes. They're found scattered throughout the region. Since they can't use any moves, researchers question whether they can even be called Pokémon!

Zygarde Core

At this stage, this aspect of Zygarde is little more than a part of the Pokémon's brain. Unlike the Cells, the Cores are self-aware and can communicate with Cells and other Cores via telepathy. When a change occurs in the local region's ecosystem, Cores have been known to take action.

Zygarde 10% Forme

Zygarde 10% is the Forme that the Zygarde Core takes when it gathers 10% of the Cells nearby. Capable of traveling over 60 mph (100 km/h), it defeats enemies with its sharp fangs and its incredible speed.

Zygarde 50% Forme

This Legendary Pokémon watches over and maintains the local ecosystem. Until recently, this was the only known Forme of Zygarde. In actuality, this Forme only has 50% of the Cells in its structure.

Zygarde Complete Forme

This is the perfect Forme that Zygarde takes when the Core gathers 100% of the Cells. When the ecosystem is under threat, and the Core concludes that the 50% Forme will be unable to deal with it, the Core takes on the Complete Forme. Its power is said to be greater than that of the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal!


Plus, Ash's Greninja takes on a mysterious new appearance in the latest season! Ash-Greninja is the form that Greninja takes when the bond between it and Ash is raised to the limit. The strength of their bond changes Greninja's appearance, and it takes on the characteristic look of Ash's attire. This phenomenon is also said to have happened just once several hundred years ago in the Kalos region, but it remains shrouded in mystery.

The latest Pokémon season begins in Japan on October 29, 2015. Keep checking Pokemon.com for future announcements about Pokémon TV coming to North America and Europe.

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Pokémon going DBZ? I love it. The trainer specific forms are really interesting; characteristics of fusion, minus the fusion. I would love to see Misty-Togapi! The net Pokémon game is going to be really interesting with these type of changes. Not to mention the Cell-esque villain.

Maybe this trainer-specific "evolution"/transformation is hinting at a new step for Mega Evolution? Customizable trainer appearance + MegaEvolve = pseudo-customizable pokemon appearance?

Maybe. But even limiting it to various body parts, I struggle to think how it'd be generated, managed and the like.


I imagine it would be restricted to very specific Pokemon, or a very specific game.

I mean, if we're getting, for argument's sake, a Pokemon Z, it would take place in Kalos. Kalos is centered around fashion and clothing options. As such, this could be the only region this would work (as in, this would be exclusive to Z) and it would probably only work with your starter Pokemon.

So in stead of giving Delphox, Chesnaught & Greninja Mega Evolutions, they get this weird thing and make a bunch of possibilities based on specific clothing shapes and/or colors and leave it at that. They will change to whatever clothes you wore when you evolved them and stay that way.

It's feasible, but a weird feature.

Ah yes, I forgot about that 'We didn't bring back Trainer Customization for ORAS because it's Kalos' thing' comment...

Of course it will be Kalos focused [and probable Spiky-Eared Pichu deal].


So Az's floette and bonds between trainer and pokemon may play a large part in pokemon z.

Mon Sep 14 15 01:14pm
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Nice concept for Zygarde, but I'm a little bit worried about that "Pokémon strong bond with humans make them change more like their trainer/best friend" thing from Greninja.

Last time something similar happened to the Digimon series, humans became able to merge with their Digimons and -later on- turn themselves into Digimons. Brrr, the shivers...

Eh, can't remember something I was totally unaware of... but thanks for the extra bit of knowledge!

Sorry, that was a more general "did everyone forget" than directed at you. You were just the only one to bring it up directly.

I've seen lots of people mention the whole fusing thing, and it's just funny because I recall similar discussion back when the manga appeared and people were split on if it was awesome or awful.

Woah, I've never even heard of that. I don't think that it is even on Serebii! So yeah, nobody remembers it sounds right.

Mega Evolutions are so stupid. They just make them even uglier.

So, is this that one season of Digimon now?
I've been following Pokemon since forever and Idungeddit

I know pokemon doesn't have much places to go but up and out, but this all sounds extremely complicated. Mega evolutions was enough to scare me away and I know this won't even take the cake for their plans for the series.

Ganondorf-Pikachu might one day become a thing, hold on to your hats.

Tue Sep 15 15 12:18am
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I want to say they've thrown aesthetic coherence out the window, but really, it's more like a slow, torturous murder that they've been perpetrating for a while now.

And that greninjash. lmao, what a joke. It's kind of disheartening to witness a series I once loved plummeting full speed towards the ground, but then it also fills me with a certain relief, knowing that I don't care anywhere near as much as I would if I still cared for the franchise.

Aesthetic coherence... I think that's the perfect word to use here.
On its own, not looking at these things like Pokémon but instead as several separate creatures, they actually kinda look okay. But considering they ARE Pokémon, and different forms of the SAME Pokémon even, then it just looks absolutely terrible. I cannot see that monstrosity that is the "Complete Form" next to, say, a Raticate.
I felt the same, though to a lesser extent, about some of the newly introduced evolutions in Generation 4, like Magnezone and Magmortar. I actually think Generation 6 did quite some good things, so I had high hopes again... But seeing this, I kind of fear for the worst again.


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