EXPLAINING The Starter Pokemon Battle Royale from @TerminalMontage! 💥

Published 2023-11-15
HELLO! TerminalMontage just released another Pokemon Battle Royale! And once again I helped by doing the research and writing. Now in THIS video, I'm going to explain some of the finer details, as well as why certain things happen, including why certain Pokemon fared so well and even won!

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Additional Credits:
Writer/Host: Lockstin Austin Lockwood
Video Edtor: Fineapple Ryan Porter
Original Video Animation: @TerminalMontage and the team.

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00:00 Oh yeah! New Battle Royale!
00:47 Why No Sylveon or Raichu?
01:21 Explaining Bits of the Battle!
09:05 Why the Fire Types?
14:14 Why Pikachu V Blaziken?

Gnoggin, hosted by its creator Lockstin, is a show delving into the mysteries of Pokemon! (and other games sometimes too). Explaining everything there is to explain! Why is each Pokemon given the type it has? What are their origins? What is the lore of the Pokemon world and the design inspirations? And what does it all have to do with alchemy? Let's Go find out!

Bonus deleted scenes for the bottom of the description!
One joke I wrote but Jeremy (rightfully) cut was Eevee finding a Waterstone, looking at it with vehement disgust, and then moving on... if you know you know.
Serperior and Quaquaval originally had a much more intense... binding moment... it was reduced to under a second for your sake... I, I really don't know what was going on with me while writing this one...

You'll notice there's a semi-secret second Eevee at the end of the Eeveeloutions scene. Earlier drafts of this royale feature multiple copies of some of the starters, such as Partner Pikachu AND regular Pikachu from Yellow, or 2 different Rowlets for example, one for Sun and Moon, and one for Legends Arceus. The semi-secret second Eevee has a Katana, it's the Eevee from Conquest specifically, it was left as just a small visual gag/nod to that. Also at one point, I considered including the many starter Pokemon from Pokemon Battle Revolution too, but ultimately that would add too many Pokemon that most people would just be confused by... So we left it to the main game's Starter Pokemon

All Comments (21)
  • @TerminalMontage
    HOOOO BOI! That last fight was INTENSE! Had a lot of fun working on this with you and loved the analysis and reasoning behind everything!
  • @pataeto5489
    Something Lockstin completely Mandela Effect'ed here is that Ground does not resist Fire. He mentioned Torterra not being vaporized by the explosion because it's partially Ground type, and Swampert holding off EXTRA well against the Fire onslaught because of its additional resistance to Fire brought on by its Ground typing, but Ground doesn't actually resist Fire. I remember that tripping me up a lot too when my slower Ground mons would get eviscerated by faster Fire mons and I'd be crazy confused
  • I figured the reason for Charizard picking Typhlosion for its opponent was because they have the same stats, so Charizard saw Typhlosion as an equal.
  • Can't say I support the decision of having the monkey coming back just the take out Swampert.
    But aside from that, it was pretty cool. I knew from the beginning that my favorites, Torterra and Hisuian Typhlosion wouldn't win, so I didn't expect that, and Blaziken is pretty up there too, so in a way, it was still a win.
  • @AJM64
    Question: how was Rillaboom able to survive the fire explosion to later take out Swampert, while clearly being on fire during the explosion?
  • Strange how the Water Types killed each other so easily. But the fire types mostly survived blow for blow against each other
  • @jaycred8726
    I don't really see where Primarina's fairy typing hinders it, fairy is resisted by fire but not weak to it. Defensively, it would actually wall the fire/fighting mons while maintaining super effective water and neutral fairy moves on offense.
  • @clankouga
    Greninja should have had more participation, in its debut it was in Ubers, it is the fastest water type starter, one of the fastest in general, the current effect of Battle Bond could be added since it is one more ability in Pokémon that only increases stats, his shurikens cut even metal, etc. Greninja could have done more and not been relegated to simply hiding and losing to Charizard.
  • @Volend_
    Except Swampert can learn ice moves to counter grass types, so it's not entirely at a disadvantage. TM moves should of been included.
    There's moments in the show where Pokémon learn moves they otherwise don't learn via leveling up.
    And sure, Swampert is slow. But it's beefy too.

    Also technically, Cinderace & Greninja with its ability to change types would also be very strong.
  • @Dracobro1186
    The only analysis mistake was claiming that Torterra and Swampert's ground typing resist fire. They are super effective against fire but, they don't resist it. Swampert's water typing still helps.
  • @Gnoggin
    I still think Piplup was robbed.
  • @Dondozoisbeast1
    I just wanna point out that ground doesn’t resist fire. Yes ground is super effective against fire but that’s where the relationship ends. Rock resists fire but ground is neutral to it so Torterra should have burned up by the explosion
  • @smile--
    This one felt a lot more biased more then the other battle royale videos. Mostly with the fire type starters
  • @caefish1253
    One thing missing was how none of the Pokemon started tearing up around Sobble when it started crying! Dex entries says Sobble's tears are hella pungent and makes anyone tear up around it when it cries, sad to see that detail missing here,,
  • I guess "ground types being resistant to fire" is such a common misconception that even I forgot about it until it was pointed out in the comments (meaning Torterra would have still taken super effective damage from Typhlosion). It was still a fun video nonetheless.
  • @SynodicScribe
    I've never been more proud as someone who always picked and loved Blaziken. My boy is a champion!
  • @jacobspicer4470
    Something I remembered, I actually think Typhlosion could have a really good chance, it’s Pokédex entry says it can burn anything to cinders and it also has Flash Fire which means it would be immune to the other fire types attacks.
  • @blueman4232
    I'm sensing some "fire types are cool" bias. You try to do the math on which type is best, disregarding that most of the types factoring into that are irrelevant. Plus, the three best types in competitive are considered to be fairy, steel, and WATER. With the former two types only being possessed as secondary types by--you guessed it--WATER types.

    Dex entries and actual game statistics constantly contradict each other, you need to pick one or the other. Very fun animation though