Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s first DLC, The Teal Masks, brings a handful of latest ‘mons so as to add to your Pokédex, and one particularly is turning into a fan favourite: Dipplin. The grass/dragon-type Pokémon is predicated on a sweet apple, and is drenched in a heat, pink syrup. Nonetheless, when you catch its shiny type, the alternatively-colored little man is as an alternative enveloped in a golden coating. That’s all nicely and good, however what makes Dipplin’s shiny type vital is that this different look alters the best way its assaults are rendered, in a method just a few Pokémon can declare.
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Dipplin has a signature transfer referred to as Syrup Bomb. Because the identify suggests, this assault has the sentient sweet apple lobbing a grass-type glob of gloop at its opponent. On prime of performing some injury, it additionally slows down whoever’s on the opposite finish of the one-sided meals combat for 3 turns. So it’s good for counteracting any pace buffs your rivals may need in place, in addition to simply night the taking part in subject in opposition to any fast foes. However as a result of it’s a signature transfer, the animation is tailor-made to Dipplin, and so it sometimes seems with the identical shade of pink that covers the Pokémon. This adjustments for the shiny type, because the assault as an alternative takes the identical golden tone.
Followers took be aware of this and highlighted it on social media, the phenomenon being so uncommon just a few mistakenly thought Dipplin is perhaps the primary Pokémon to get this therapy. Nonetheless, there are two different strikes which have shiny kinds, however they’re so disparate and obscure that you will have by no means really seen them in colour. And sadly, you’ll be able to’t see them in Scarlet and Violet.
Each of those shiny assaults are additionally signature strikes, which is why they’re in a position to tailor them to 1 Pokémon’s shiny type. Blacephalon was the primary, in Pokémon Extremely Solar and Extremely Moon. Its assault, Thoughts Blown, has the unsettling Extremely Beast take away and toss its spherical head at its opponent, and since its noticed skull trades a brilliant white for a darkish blue, the projectile utilized in Thoughts Blown is modified to replicate that.
Blacephalon isn’t in Scarlet and Violet, so Thoughts Blown isn’t within the sport in any respect to check. Nonetheless, Dragapult—the third Pokémon whose signature transfer is altered in its Shiny type—is. Dragapult’s signature transfer in Sword and Protect is Dragon Darts, which fires, nicely, the tiny Dreepy that it retains in its horns (they’re wonderful, most likely—the Pokédex says they love being launched on the enemies of their fathers). And since Dragapult’s Shiny type comes full with Shiny Dreepy hiding within the cannons on its head, Dragon Darts additionally has a different-colored animation to go along with it. Effectively, it did earlier than Scarlet and Violet, no less than. The latest video games have made Dragon Dart way more generic-looking.
So whereas Dipplin isn’t the primary Pokémon to get this neat little element, it does carry consideration to simply how few assault animations really feel tailor-made to the Pokémon utilizing them in current video games. This is sensible given Scarlet and Violet have pushed the Pokédex over the 1000 monster mark, and Recreation Freak can not moderately make each assault for each Pokémon appear like it was animated for each mixture you’ll be able to consider. But it surely does make little touches like this really feel particular within the grand scheme of issues. Hopefully Dipplin’s golden Syrup Bomb doesn’t get sanded right down to a generic pink in future video games.