Spikemuth siblings - Piers & Marnie
Spikemuth siblings - Piers & Marnie
Drinking after a long day of battling gym challengers... except i didnt draw any drinks fsr, idk.
New cards from Eevee Heroes! (Cool that we're finally gonna get a Gordie Secret rare soon!)
Meanwhile, the YouTube channel uploaded a video announcing the formal start of Project Piplup campaign.
Gettin hot out.... summertime soon 🌞
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Bottled Pokemon Charms made by CraftyMelli
My pokemon trainer OC, Hex (:
Battle training and my iPad training
Perrserker Pokemon Gijinka - Villiam Boom
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Me an @littlelegend had some frustrations with the max lair this week.
Sorry that my posts have been far and few between recently, Uni is no joke 😅
I was thinking about Leon's seemingly dismal sense of direction, and it doesn't actually make sense:
Leon has no problem finding the player and Hop in the Slumbering Weald. The path is clearly more difficult to navigate than the road to Wedgehurst, and more to the point, the place is covered in fog.
Charizard is known to help Leon find his way around. However, Leon still needs Hop to show him the way back from Wedgehurst Station, when Charizard is with him.
I've talked about this too much, but I think Leon was hesitant about taking part in the match during the seventh episode of Twilight Wings. I don't think he is really lost when John and the Flying Taxi Driver find him.
I think Leon's act of getting lost may be a coping mechanism for him as the Champion. I did an overly long post about whether Leon is really happy, so I will try to keep it short lol:
There is so much evidence that Leon is not as happy as he seems, including John's infamous quote from Twilight Wings: 'He's not really smiling, is he?' Alongside this, Opal says during the seventh Twilight Wings episode that she can't tell whether Leon wants to 'win or to lose' implying that it's not battling itself which Leon hates, it's being in the spotlight constantly. Leon doesn't want to give up his career, due to his reputation and support from Hop.
Therefore, maybe asking for help with directions is Leon's way of covering up his insecurities? I don't think he lies about getting lost intentionally, but does it as a way to avoid situations which make him anxious:
For example, it seems funny that Leon completed every Isle of Armour challenge except for Mustard's final battle. He would have needed some sense of direction to train on the island in the first place. If Leon finds staged battles frightening, his battle with Mustard would have probably been very intimidating for him as a young child.
I think the scenario may have been similar in the seventh episode of Twilight Wings, when John and the Taxi Driver find Leon in the middle of nowhere. He may have been trying to avoid the match with Raihan, due to the pressure he was under.
As an adult, Leon still struggles under the spotlight, and must cripple under pressure sometimes. He is a human being, after all. Therefore, I think Leon sometimes pretends that he is lost in order to cover up his negative feelings.
This to an extent explains the narrative of pokemon Sword and Shield from the beggining:
Leon would have wanted Hop and the player to meet him in Wedgehurst, to divert the attention of the crowd away from him, and onto the situation in hand. When Leon begins talking to the player and Hop, it is a distraction, and he is able to cut short his presentation to the crowd. Leon doesn't want Hop to know that he is nervous though, so pretending that he needs showing the way home is the best way to avoid the problem altogether.
When Leon bumps into the player in different towns, he is continuously keeping an eye on Hop. He knows what it is like to take part in the gym challenge, and is worried about his brother, as Sonia tells us. However, Hop probably doesn't want to be seen a vulnerable either. Therefore, if Leon happens to bump into Hop, he can use getting lost as an excuse, so he doesn't have to explain himself.
In Hammerlocke, Leon tells the player that he can't remember which way to go to meet Oleana. However, he must have known where he was going in order to catch the player and ask about his brother. Leon would have been so concerned about Hop, so would have rushed to look for the player before going to the meet Oleana, even if it meant her giving him an 'earful' for being late.
Later in the game, the player meets Leon in Hammerlocke again, this time with Sonia. Leon makes out that he needed Sonia's help finding his way around, in front of the player. However, it would be no surprise if he was secretely seeking Sonia's support as a friend. Leon is scared to show any emotional weakness as the champion, particularly in front of the player and Hop. Because of this, Sonia may be the only person that he does share his worries with. Sonia is Leon's childhood friend, and seems to know an awful lot about him.
After the player takes over as Champion, Leon says that the Battle Tower is a building that you cannot get lost in. I think it is true metaphorically as well as physically. The Battle Tower is not like the Stadium, it is not the same as being under the spotlight all the time. The aim is to just battle and have fun, without an audience, which is what Leon prefers. It is no wonder that he loves the Battle Tower so much, especially when he is no longer champion, and is under less pressure.
It does seem like a weird idea why someone would lie about getting lost to cover up their insecurities. However, considering Leon's position during the game, and his anxieties surrounding his fame, I think it is perfectly plausible why he would do it. From the beginning of the game, Leon wants inspire people and his brother by having a somewhat superhuman personality. However, hiding your emotions isn't always a good thing.
lol im gonna beat leon for the 5th time today (i play too much pokemon swsh)
Hopyuu forehead smooch
I surprise traded and if this is was a coincidence and not a Bluey reference I'd be very surprised
Question to a the pokemon fans out there: do you think the protagonists have some special connection to legendary Pokemon ( or as the game puts it, a very special connection to pokemon in general)? Cause at this point, after sword and shield and Snap, I'm kinda incline to believe so. Then again that's probably just me, haha. 😅