|The Dex! Togekiss! Episode 17|
|Season -, Episode 17|
|Air date||May 14, 2013|
|Written by||Alex Faciane, Kellie Whisler|
|Directed by||The National Dex|
The Dex! Togekiss! Episode 17 is the seventeenth episode of The Dex Trivia and Battle Strategy series. It's hosted by Pilot Alex and Pokekellz and it covers the Jubilee Pokemon, Togekiss! It was aired on May 14th, 2013 and can be viewed here.
"Every week on The Dex, Alex and PokeKellz present battle strategy and trivia for a different Pokemon! This week, it's Togekiss, the Jubilee Pokemon!" - YouTube description
Intro Trivia Edit
- Togekiss resembles some sort of Bird/Easter Egg hybrid, evolving from Togetic with a Shiny Stone.
- It's the final evolution of Togepi, which was the first Pokemon ever revealed for Gen 2.
- Togekiss avoids fighting, and only appears in areas of peace. When there, it spreads love and happiness between people and Pokemon.
- It appears to be based on a dove, which is the universal symbol of peace.
- Despite it's symbol for peace, Togekiss is also based off of Military Bombers, like the B-2.
- Its body structure appears to make it very difficult for it to walk around, which is why it always glides.
You Heard it Here First! Edit
- Togekiss is simultaneously based off of a Dove, the symbol of peace, and a military jet.
- The "Toge" in its name comes from the Japanese word for "Spike" likely referrencing the crown-like structure on its head.
- "Kiss" is a universal sign of love and affection.
- The coloration can tie these aspects together
- Red means Action, Courage, and Confidence
- Blue means Youthfulness, Truth, and Peace
- White means Purity and Cleanliness
- The crown-coloration goes in order of Red, White, Blue, like the colors of the USA.
- Seeing as the model of plane Togekiss is based off of comes from the 1940s, the time of World War II, Togekiss could be inspired by the US's aid in World War II, leading to eventual peace.
Battle Strategy Edit
- Item: King's Rock
- Ability: Serene Grace
- Nature: Calm (+Sp. Defense, -Attack)
- EVs: HP, Defense, Sp. Defense
- Thunder Wave
- Air Slash
- Aura Sphere
- Togekiss can use its good natural bulk to survive hits and spread paralysis with Thunder Wave.
- Once paralyzed, using Air Slash coupled with Serene Grace can lead to some nasty para-flinching.
- From there, just Roost up if you ever get low, and use Aura Sphere coverage.
Random Thoughts Edit
- Hustle + Never-Missing Moves gives you a free attack boost
- Body Slam will give you more damage, but doesn't guarantee paralysis
- Heal Bell can work well on more supportive sets
- Nasty Plot can boost up your stats on more offensive sets
- Attract can cause even more annoyance on top of Para-Flinching