So first of all, hi guys! I actually haven't been on the forums in a while, and while I'm not sure how active we were to begin with, I imagine I won't be the only one here whose activity in Pokémon communities will be kickstarted by the release of Sun and Moon. Now I have only very recently finished my playthrough of the main campaign in Moon and was GOING to start Sun (I preordered both and was the first one to walk into my local GameStop to buy them upon release, go me!) but then my 3DS got stolen so. Balls. BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT. I actually was one of the ones who saw that one leaked picture of all the pictures (without names) of all the new gen 7 pokémon and one of them stuck out at me. Something was going through my head upon seeing a beast like this. I need it. It's literally just a toucan but I need it. So as you can imagine, the first pokémon I caught while playing Moon was Pikipek and, well, it was a pretty bad time. Even as a Trumbeak poor Sammy, as I named him (the reasons should be obvious), just didn't have the speed (he unfortunately is hampered by a quiet nature), defenses (35/30/30 and even 55/50/50 is pretty Yikes!) or even power (again, quiet nature on a physical attacker) to really keep up with the rest of the team. Several times I had contemplated if he could really make it to level 28 without me boxing him in exchange for another pokémon. I had just caught a sick Skarmory, after all. But no, I had to pull through for Sammy. I needed that toucan. And hoo boy, was it worth it. You see, for anyone who has yet to raise this majestic creature, Toucannon learns a brand new signature move upon evolving: Beak Blast. This move is essential to anyone who has trouble taking on physically offensive teams or is generally running an underleveled team like I was (I was about 10-15 levels behind by the time I was at the Pokémon League). Beak Blast generally works like Focus Punch: at the start of the turn, no matter who is faster, Toucannon will "charge its beak" and will attack after everyone who isn't using a decreased priority move is finished attacking. Only instead of failing if it is struck, this badass son of a finch will instead inflict a burn status on any opponent who comes in direct contact with it. This is by far the easiest way to burn most opponents in the game, arguably easier than the inaccurate Will-O-Wisp, and from the point of evolution, Sammy went from being an unfortunate liability to carrying my entire team through countless battles. I am so proud of him. Not to mention Toucannon looks bloody hilarious. Just look at that perpetual squint. He is done with everything. To boot, its idle stance (where it is standing slightly to the side in order to show off that magnificent beak) makes for some pretty hilarious Z-move animations. Now while we haven't established a full metagame for the new generation yet, I doubt Smogon will deduce that the big guy will have as much use in competitive play as he does in the campaign, since despite its paramount signature move and good ability in skill link, its stats besides attack are rather mediocre and will likely hold it back from reaching anything higher than RU, tho I'm keeping my fingers crossed for UU at best. But regardless of Smogon's standards, I implore you, friends, to please take a moment to appreciate this beautiful creature. I love Toucannon with all my heart. I also made these abominations very recently and thought I should share them with everyone.