For the first time, I find the water starter to be crazy ugly. And both the legendaries look that way too. But I'm liking Fennekin. I love 3D Pokemon games. There's something about being able to stand on top of a ledge and under it that is satisfying. There better be a good mountain range, and that Paris-looking place better be of Castelia City quality. How I would love that. And on the topic of older/current games: I am still a Diamond fanatic, and overall a Gen 4 fanatic. The graphics aren't half bad, the storylines are good, they didn't overdo it with the wi-fi. I found Black to be very lacking, and it was the FIRST ONE I PLAYED. First is the lack of previous generation pokemon. Once I beat the game, I was like, "GAAAAH! NO PIKACHU!" because from watching bits of the anime when I was 7, I thought something like "Holy crap, Pikachu has gotta be AWESOME!!!!" Then I get a Pikachu in Diamond, and I ditch it to train my Ralts. I also loved Chatot because of the talking thing, then I found its abysmal stats and traded him in for a Staravia I caught really early. Every time I developed the habit of the "substitute technique", and not the move Substitute. I mean filling my party and using the untrained wimps as place holders while I revived my starter and/or legendary. Then I hit a wall in Emerald, my third game, where Tate and Liza kicked my butt when I tried that. Then I developed a love of Wailord when it helped me beat them. In my Diamond, I now drag around a top-quality Lickilicky named Bero who is approaching Master Contest Winner, my starter Empoleon, Harry, who kicks poke-butt, Joe the Staraptor, Aragorn the Bibarel HM Slave, Galadriel the Gardevoir, and Frodo, my Weavile, who I carry as a False Swipe user. (Yes, I name them after Lord of the Rings Characters.) And of course every trainer needs friends. Since my Emerald pooped out on me, I needed the Regis to get Regigias, so my pal 'Sensei' NITRO (as he is usernamed) lent me the ones he caught in his Ruby game. My pal MACK (not his real name) got a bunch of his Pokemon trained by Sensei (who I lost a bet to) so he has a bunch of effortlessly obtained level 100s, along with a Mewtwo with crazy defense. Well, I'm open to new friends (considering my only ones are my HeartGold profile, this Pen guy, and the aforementioned trainers), so drop a line, PLEASE!!!!