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Megas by Rocket Grunt Molly - Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:20:38 EST ID:+j9EjOoz No.223913 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So now that they've been around for a while, I thought I should ask how /po/ feels about mega evolution, in general. Some questions: what's your favorite/least favorite mega evolution? how has the performance of mega evolutions stacked up to the hype, or your initial reaction? Do you feel like most competitive battling should just ban them altogether and stick with conventional team building, or do you think it is the way of the future and every team should be structured to compliment them? Were they implemented just to recapture nostalgia for older players? Or to inspire reverence in younguns, much like the legendary pokemon of eld?
I personally think they are an interesting concept that has good and bad points. My main grievance with it is that only one pokemon from previous generations had a new standard evolution in X/Y, Eevee. I like when pokemon from older generations receive new evolutions, but I don't know how I'd feel if they only received Mega Evolutions from now on. Probably a little annoyed.
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Lass Hugh - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:45:58 EST ID:bgUxzKpX No.224057 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm cool with them.

I think it adds a little depth to the gameplay. Running Chlorophyll Venusaur on a sun team is a lot of fun but instantly slapping the Mega button won't get you far and you might even get punished for dropping the Speed boost.
Only other Mega I've used so far has been Ampharos. Also a lot of fun and I like that I have to be really careful about when to slap on the Dragon typing.
PokéFan Alice - Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:46:42 EST ID:JNRdWuS2 No.224059 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Mvenusaur is the tits. Losing chlorophyl is niche, also bear in mind speed isn't changed until the next turn so you can have a speed boosted mega for a single turn still.

Mkanga is OP as fuck. The charizards are pretty scary though I've only faced them. Bulbasaur was my first mon in gen 1. I am glad I can use venusaur and it's awesome. It just grinds through most teams once you've removed the checks and counters. Lucario is almost as broken as kanga. I've not used many others but I've faced most of them most aren't as useful as the most popular ones but offer something for certain niches (ie mega ttar is a great dragon dancer, same with gyarados who can't set weather but has mold breaker earth quakes and so threatens rotom-w, scizor makes a better bulky setup sweeper than it's normal but that's it etc). Manectric is probably the least intimidating one I've met. I hear banette sucks, but I cannot verify it. I get the feeling it's a good prankster though a lot of people sell it on destiny bond. Using Dbond on your mega seems really fucking stupid. You get one slot and it should be the one drawing throwaway suicide attackers, it shouldn't be one. However I suspect it's good at support. Absol also occupies the niche of a brutal sucker puncher and the only foul play resistant (as opposed to straight up weak to it) magic bouncer.
rabby !DblngrXNj6 - Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:50:51 EST ID:CPXLuWyd No.224060 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>MegaManectric not intimidating

Beauty Shitting - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:58:07 EST ID:JNRdWuS2 No.224076 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Also just a thought but for a sun team you'd probably run Charizard Y anyway as it has drought and solar beam and 159 special attack. It's even better in doubles too apparently. Your venusaur could just be a sweeper with growth/beam/eq/sludge bomb or something like (that will get walled by skarmory but then char Y will not) the mega evolve turns it into a tank but previously it would just outspeed and hit shit really hard, aiming for one hit KOs after a growth surely? Gaining bulk gives you a backup plan for when the sun goes away but the mega doesn't help it do it's main job as much as having a charizard Y blowing up anything which can think about walling it. Throw in something that can handle talonflame and you're set.
Youngster Cyril - Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:20:59 EST ID:cBzho/5I No.224190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Man, I likethe mega evolutions./ And I admit the concept does feel a bit digimoney but I liked Digimon. The thought of my Gengar digivolving sounds awesome. I REALLY want Mega Feraligatr and Mega Butterfree (pipe dream.)

2-Player pokemon challenge. by Psyther - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 03:17:29 EST ID:Uh6sJw2E No.224152 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys,

So I just saw this floating around on facebook.
This is the EXACT same thing I came up with and posted here about a year and a half ago. So anyone remember that? Nah?
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Psyther - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 03:39:47 EST ID:Uh6sJw2E No.224154 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Not surprised, I only posted rarely. The only rule I didn't post was the number of pokemon you were allowed to have being equal to your in-game rival.

Still, when I saw this I was all
Psyther - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 03:45:03 EST ID:Uh6sJw2E No.224155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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forgot the pic
Skier Hannah - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:42:21 EST ID:j2NZk1PW No.224160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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this sounds like it would be fun.
Pyramid King Fuck - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:52:32 EST ID:39rPTv1E No.224162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This sounds really fun, but I've tried playing single player games alongside my friends before and it never really goes smoothly. Last time I tried was when I was in highschool when no one had a job and only rarely could we all get together and play. We did eventually beat the game though.

Doesn't R/B take like 20hours to beat without these rules?
anonymous - Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:36:56 EST ID:Atyxg2xC No.224177 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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well, i highly doubt the rules in OP pic implies you should do it all in one sitting. just have to be in contact with each other and have a similar enough playing schedule, lmao. the only time you would need to link up directly is after gym matches.

Rate my team thread. by Nitefog !HahassuZ2o - Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:09:12 EST ID:iJfEsn4K No.223694 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A combination of theorymoning, boredom, and drugs have convinced me to try my hand at an RMT.

Tornadus (Tornadus-T) (M) @ Expert Belt
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
  • Superpower
  • Knock Off
  • Hidden Power [Grass]
  • U-turn
Now how do I explain this particularly odd and at a first glance TERRIBLE tornadus? Truth is I can't, but I can justify it by saying it ohkoes blissey, quag, and gastrodon. 50-70%s latios AND ferrothorn, has amazing speed and is neigh unkillable with regenerator and the right prediction. Also knock off OP as fuck.

Scizor (F) @ Scizorite
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Palace Maven Shit - Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:05:53 EST ID:bCRy1waY No.223965 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Artist Fuck - Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:52:44 EST ID:JNRdWuS2 No.223967 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah but if you're using defog then you probably don't want to use hazards.

Rocks are fucking awesome. My usual lead is overcoat forretress right now because I couldn't find anything better to cover the spinner role (well I could have used starmie but a) I've got a water already and b) I'd then need someone else bringing rocks)
rabby !DblngrXNj6 - Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:31:35 EST ID:CPXLuWyd No.223970 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Not necessarily. You can run both. Once you defog, put your own hazards out. Rocks is only one turn for a lot of free damage. If you've removed their hazard user then you're not losing anything.
Chris 0877-1072-7813 - Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:03:31 EST ID:JNRdWuS2 No.224170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bringing this back up because I've tried my team and an approximation of it on pokeshowdown too. I have an idea what is working but need help with what isn't (or maybe suggestions to cover for them by tweaking the rest).

I'm running

Talonflame @Choice band
Gale Wings (duh)
Full atk and spd and adamant nature
Brave Bird / Flare Blitz / Will of Wisp/ U Turn

Good for either late game cleaning or removing specific threats to venusaur depending how things go. It works fucking well for me and always nets at least 1 KO though it's won me a couple of games by turning being 4-2 down to 5-5.

Azumarill @ Choice Band
Huge Power
Adamant with full atk and hp and rest in spd I think.
Waterfall/Aqua Jet/Play Rough/Superpower
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Chris 0877-1072-7813 - Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:35:30 EST ID:JNRdWuS2 No.224171 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shit also on the need list an aegislash check. Sorry about that. nb

clones by Arena Tycoon Nell - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:09:38 EST ID:vd4tCTbj No.223818 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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so what are some home console games that are actually close to PKM?

Medabots, Digimon and Monster Rancher are about collectan and battlan but other than that their mechanics and styles are completely different from Pokemon...
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Jonn 0318-6758-6351 (Kecleon, Dunsparce, Ditto) - Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:58:55 EST ID:bgUxzKpX No.223859 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's ok anon when I played Tony Hawk's Underground 2 my spray tag was tits made out of perfect circles
like 3 circles each
Blackbelt Lydia - Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:36:24 EST ID:SL50kJRe No.223862 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch is a great JRPG that came out last year for PS3 which is very pokemon-esque.
Interviewer Reuben - Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:21:55 EST ID:vd4tCTbj No.223871 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I lol'd

but in all seriousness I will look into all suggestions, starting with that one because drawing a dick and fighting as your drawn-dick sounds awesome
Scientist Beatrice - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:08:38 EST ID:wVta1UVL No.224150 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1) Revelations : The Demon Slayer was an okay B-rate game that had some monster-collecting elements in it. You could merge monsters and shit.

(If you decide to play, I warn you now that the menus in this game suck.)

2) Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 (Cobi or Tara version) was a great game too. It made me wonder why pokemon didn't have a different sprite for every monster. If DWM could do it, then why not pokemon? Maybe they ran out of room? (I don't know how much empty space they had left on the GSC games, but by the GBA era (RSE, FR/LG), they had plenty of empty space on the cart. Perhaps Moore's law saved the day?)

3) Robopon was basically a pokemon clone, but with robots. I've tried playing the game a couple times, but... the graphics are very gaudy, and the music is very beepy, even by GB standards. I wanted to like it, but couldn't.
Painter Sidney - Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:37:34 EST ID:YneAisM5 No.224166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
abstract art is dead

online battles by Bug Catcher Archie - Sat, 08 Feb 2014 23:31:50 EST ID:3UUJqW2F No.223482 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What team do you have? And how many wins/loses has they given you?
2 wins 2 loses so far
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Danky-Dank !/6dZfyt07o - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:22:57 EST ID:eSUcPPj9 No.224106 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>8 of 14 umbreon was eevee

Wut. Why?
Brandon - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:18:03 EST ID:bCRy1waY No.224107 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't even remember my main team because I haven't played XY in a minute. All I know is that I would use Gliscor/Hippowdon, Defogger of choice, then give the team some random sweepers.
Waiter Whitey - Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:05:13 EST ID:lkczQjLZ No.224127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My first real team (please ignore any of my earlier drunken comments):

Tyranitar - the sandstorm thing - sets up the rock type spikes, smashes what it can, all good
Swampert - torrent - is a choice move cannon. Proving so deadly I wanna turn him into something, but abysmal stats make it hard
Delphox - blaze - sets up sunny day for below or risks glass cannon blows to fire-weak or psychic-weak or god forbid a heavy grass-weak; known to be weakest link
Venusaur - chlorophyll - sleep powder/poison spam, solarbeam, useless without sun
Dragonite - multiscale - big flying tank she's so awesome
Lucario - forgot ability don't remember english - made him special with aurosphere, flash cannon etc. Don't know how comfy i am with him like this.

Team has surprizingly great coverage but absolutely no synergy. The dual weather is easy to work with despite the apparent contradictions, problems arise with a choice earthquake and only one flyer, or the lack of real power trinities within the group (making 6v6 not terrible but 3v3 bad)

I'd like a bit of advice on the theory of synergy.
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Pokémon Breeder Jenny - Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:12:40 EST ID:QGQcQ68u No.224130 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP here
teams changed
yes it been like forever
vaporeon and gliscor are still there
got a shiny rayquaza too
then i switch up my megas, charizard Y, mawile, and kangaskhan
i dont have a set team, but rayquaza vaporeon and gliscor are always usually in it
Painter Thomas - Sat, 22 Mar 2014 04:44:47 EST ID:lkczQjLZ No.224143 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So like nevermind I'm winning more and more and like Delphox is turning out to be one of my strongest members for his speed... I just need to balance having two setupmon - my problem was leading in with sandstorm and earthquake, I'm really dumb.

My team gave me 40 wins and no losses today. Not even kidding.

Online Bitcoin Tournaments by Interviewer Ernest - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:19:46 EST ID:5ibglvn+ No.224109 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm thinking about setting up a website for this. Would people be interested in that? It could be semi-automated with a hacked version of showdown/actual showdown and just pasting replay codes. Technically its not gambling either because there is skill involved. Let me know fotwenty peeps. If my post ends in 9 then this is a great idea lel.
Pokémon Trainer Edward - Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:39:42 EST ID:75WtsmhO No.224112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Seems like a good idea to me OP

Just set it up so people have to deposit the money in advance and at the end get money back according to whatever system is used. (Winner takes all?). Actual showdown would be easier. Just save the link of the replay.

Ideally there would be something that prevents ou from looking at other players battles, finding out their teams/movesets, and changing your team accordingly.
Jr. Trainer♂ Nigel - Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:24:31 EST ID:5ibglvn+ No.224121 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP here again. I'm considering using fakemon and building a more balanced man' while I'm at it. I'm really liking daycare's "official" pokemon designs and typings. This is to avoid copyright shittt and make the game slightly less broken. I'm considering other fakemon too so if anyone has some favorites then post them in here.

Is there such a thing? by Palace Maven Angus - Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:35:43 EST ID:gAwi5XIF No.223951 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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as a romhack that takes into account the nuzlocke rules? So I dont have to delete my pokemon it just automatically does it when they die? stuff like that?
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Brandon - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:50:34 EST ID:bCRy1waY No.224052 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Some people just enjoy the challenge. That's literally it. I wouldn't play Nuzlocke and Hard mode, though.
Gambler Ernest - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:09:59 EST ID:mL1eT8P5 No.224055 Ignore Report Quick Reply

PVE Pokemon is pretty simple. You don't have to have great pokemon to beat the game. I've only done it on gameboy/GBA games that I played on an emulator because I can't even enjoy pokemon without being able to fast forward anymore so it's not too time consuming. It's a lot of fun, makes things very intense, and you're a lot more emotionally invested in your little creatures. It also allows you to use pokemon you never would otherwise which keeps things interesting. Nuzlocke runs are awesome.
Brandon - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:34:26 EST ID:bCRy1waY No.224056 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah, Nuzlocke can be very fun. I assumed he was talking about playing Nuzlocke and Hard mode at the same time.
Ruin Maniac Fucking - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:40:34 EST ID:Oe5lp/MC No.224102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah those pokemon are useless, so you've never used them before, and its a new experience. And since its a childrens game its pretty boring if you dont up the difficulty level in some way. Dont forget one of the most important nuzlocke rules is to name your pokemon, i swear you might not think you will but its fucking emotional to lose a bro that youve spent hours training and has saved you before. The element of risk really adds suspense to every fight in the game, even random ass trainers who could get a lucky crit.
Hall Matron Nigel - Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:49:53 EST ID:jAxHmJIo No.224117 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I thought Nuzlocke WAS hardmode I didn't know they were 2 different things.

I usually name 3 or 4 of my main team. The idea of constant grind after any faint, bringing up to whatever level is suitable for that point in the game... sounds painful.

wat by wat - Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:01:11 EST ID:vd4tCTbj No.224110 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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(gotten from another chan, probably a random pikachu in a movie or something)
Danky-Dank !/6dZfyt07o - Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:52:24 EST ID:qPZlXTeX No.224111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yeah, I have no idea what those screencaps are from.
'Aint no way in Hell this was Ash's Pikachu that evolved. That shit is never gonna happen. Here's a relevant gif.

Pokemon fan art by fAclb - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:07:49 EST ID:bOAP5kId No.224084 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Post pictures of what pokemon should have evolved into, pokemon that have been created by fans that aren't real, or realistic versions of pokemon here
fAclb - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:10:05 EST ID:bOAP5kId No.224085 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Artist Nell - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:41:43 EST ID:YneAisM5 No.224087 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>re:Chespin: YES. Chesnaught is just a mess, IMO. I don't know what they were doing.

I'll see your fanart, and raise you a wallpaper.
Brandon - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:19:20 EST ID:bCRy1waY No.224108 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Post pictures of what pokemon should have evolved into
>That pic

Nah, man... just nah.
Psyther - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 04:37:19 EST ID:Uh6sJw2E No.224157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fennekin's real final form looks bad. I'd agree this is better than that furry piece of shit.

no bump

Please don't touch me. Stay inside your pokeball. by Boss Hedda - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:22:11 EST ID:vJ8L1F0u No.224098 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I started a new game on Leaf Green to play when I'm taking a poop and I decided to use Pokemon that I've rarely used in all my years of Pokemon. Naturally I went for Mr. Mime, he has always been a creepy ass goofy nigga so I never used him.. until now. I found Mr. Mime to be quite fun over the standard USE STRONGEST MOVES TO WIN gameplay and Instead of that I'm setting up things like substitute and reflects ect, ect. and it has made battles a lot more fun.

So my question is are there any other fun Pokemon like Mr. Mime that goes outside the norm to change things up a bit? preferably Leaf Green only but I own Platinum.
Waiter Jack - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:03:49 EST ID:JNRdWuS2 No.224099 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Any stall/wall pokemon. Setup sweepers can be fun as you have to get them in and set up safely. I am having fun on SS using gyarados and with intimidate to switch in and tank a couple of hits while it dragon dances but there's most sophisticated stuff. Just take more monsters with status and control moves. Take a dream eater or sleep user. Someone with sub and disable or sub poison heal, protect toxic and an attack or the like. You could have a baton passer who has a baton pass then a buff or two and a defense or two. You could use a weather team too though that will work better in diamond but especially in gen 5. In gen 6 weather is much harder work but more balanced. You could run hazards and a shuffler and shuffle something that doesn't threaten your setup sweeper or baton passer out and then switch said mon in and sweep. A lot of pvp tactics work in pve but they're largely not necessary and while they're very easy to pull off with an AI opponent they are less rewarding a lot of the time as a result. But probably more than just taking 4 coverage moves with the highest power and 100% accuracy you can get on 6 fast attackers.

Platinum is a later gen and has more options as a result so some of this stuff won't work in LG.
Elite Four Fanny - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:37:07 EST ID:bgUxzKpX No.224100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Not in LG as far as I know but I was fortunate enough for a Gligar to be the first Poke I found on a route in my Plat Nuzlocke.
Neutral nature too. He was the only Poke I used in Fantina's Ghost Gym. I'm so glad I taught him Substitute and Double Team. Sub protected him from all status attacks(Curse and Confuse Ray abound). I would've lost so many mon to Curse and confusion hax if I didn't have Gligar playing stall.

Through my Nuzlocke I've learned that bulky Pokemon are extremely valuable. The slow game is in your favor when you can use items.

Starly's line is also pretty interesting imo. Barry uses Staravia expertly unfortunately. I was playing a semi-blind run and had forgotten about the post-gym rival fight. We both led with Staravia, his one level higher than mine.

His strategy is basically, Double Team 6x, Endeavor when at low health, Quick Attack
It's brutal.

>battle starts
>I see his Staravia, begin spamming my Double Team
>he does the same
>6 turns later we start exchanging Wing Attacks
>I miss every single one for ~10 turns, land a few over ~20 turns
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Fuck Gallade by Cooltrainer George - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:18:08 EST ID:rkxvFJ3x No.224050 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I will always have a male Gardevoir in my team.
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Tamer Hugh - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:22:15 EST ID:fR5iEZJ4 No.224092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I used to do that when I was 12.

I always thought that female pokemon were inherently weaker.
I avoided the females at ALL costs.

It made finding the natures even harder.
Danky-Dank !/6dZfyt07o - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:00:29 EST ID:ygyJLKdh No.224093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I generally prefer using male Pokémon because I'm a dude and my pokes are my bros. If it makes sense for the Pokémon to be female, then I'll look the other way, but that's a pretty rare scenario for me.

Not autistic, just super-obsessive-compulsive.
Artist Nell - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:32:40 EST ID:YneAisM5 No.224095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm a shameless dyke who makes all her Pokemon girls.
Danky-Dank !/6dZfyt07o - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:41:19 EST ID:ygyJLKdh No.224096 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Cool beans!
Waiter Jack - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:08:09 EST ID:JNRdWuS2 No.224097 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm an equal opportunity ass kicker. I just take whoever can do the job best.

Despite that my teams end up sausagefests pretty often. In my current team Gengar and Forretress are girls, Venusaur, Landorius Talonflame and Azumarill are guys which is actually more balanced than usual. My SS team is pretty much all guys. That's RNG for you. My other mons are mostly guys as well it seems, TTar, Volcarona, Aegislash, Gliscor have all seen use while the girls count among them Ferrothorn, Kanga (duh) and that's about it. Unless I use the dragonite I have sitting around.

Just RNG for you I guess.

Shines? by Hall Matron Charlotte - Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:20:14 EST ID:HI+0cLam No.219636 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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have any of you guys ever got a shiny pokemon? I got a shiny duskull from ruby(sadly not a big fan of that pokemon) and i caught a shiny zubat in sapphire. How about you guys?
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Burglar Shitting - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:17:24 EST ID:h/B14PYm No.224073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
pokemon y
>heart scale farming
>shiny luvdisc
>not even happy, thinking of all the other shines I could of got
>gave it to a friend at least she was grateful for it
pokemon white 2
>surfing smurfing swerving
>shiny mantyke
>''ima train you like you are my only pokemon''
>left it in its box same level I caught it, sold the game and never retrieved the shiny before a new save file was made
pokemon ruby
>grass grass grass
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Kindler Ernest - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:11:42 EST ID:lkczQjLZ No.224077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>219653 here

So, after going about my whole life without getting any shinies other than that Rayquaza and the ones the games give you (e.g. Red Gyarados), I decided in prep for pokebank to use and "speedrun" through a few games (rather, follow the route). Did Sapphire and FireRed Round 2.

While hunting for Latias in Sapphire's postgame, I ran across a shiny zigzagoon - the first "legit" shiny in all of my time playing the games. Literally the next day I did the FRR2 and got a shiny Venomoth on like 2 island (on the way to get the girl).

Then a few weeks to a month ago I went after Zygarde to finish off my dex, and in his hole I found a copper Fermicula (the metal ant I can't remember english). That was pretty cool but for the rest of the day my *only* encounters were Fermicula hordes, the Zygarde, and for some reason for the very first time I was attacked by "pokemon in a bush" on one of the routes (where their shadows jump at you like in the caves) which was naturally a fermicula...

I think I stole their queen and now I'm terrified of them...
Elite Four Fanny - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:54:19 EST ID:bgUxzKpX No.224083 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First shiny was a red Graveler in Silver's Victory Road before I knew what shinies were. Caught it fortunately. Evolved it into a red Golem and used it for like a month before starting a new game.

Caught a green Marrill in Emerald and didn't use it once. Recently encountered a shiny Mareep in X in a horde battle. I actually battle with that one. Pink MAmpharos is adorable af

Plenty of traded shinies have come my way as well, likely genned.
I feel like I'm forgetting one or two but maybe not.
Waiter Jack - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:47:27 EST ID:JNRdWuS2 No.224091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're from Germany or Austria. We actually had a thread about DURANT DURANT.

Don't be scared, just run a strong fire type. As they're wild 100 base speed with full investment will ensure you will be protected from their attempts to liberate their queen. Or breed your own durant army. Use the destiny knot eugenics to make your an army of super soldier ants. Despite being their natural predator don't use heatmor though, he's slow and soft and they can hit him with dig or stone edge.

Either way though, army of ants or fast fire user (special attacker is better due to their abysmal special defense) and you will be able to walk the roads of Kalos safely without fear of ant repercussions.
Channeler Isabella - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:20:47 EST ID:Ai3eMrRa No.224094 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I kinda suck at catching, or even seeing shiny. I did get a shiny, lvl 100 gengar from a wonder trade, but traded it out not knowing the red star meant shiny!! So, right now I'm just trying to complete my pokedex and have better chances of getting a shiny.

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