• Pokémon General
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[img]http://i.imgur.com/Rk3dx40.png[/img] Welcome to the Pokémon general discussion thread. Don't fanboy over any one generation, [url=http://i.imgur.com/q2x503g.png]especially generation 1[/url], and claim all others to be shit or something. Violators will be screencapped and belittled. [img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/9/93/Bag_Pok%C3%A9_Ball_Sprite.png[/img][b]Obligatory Background Information[/b][img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/9/93/Bag_Pok%C3%A9_Ball_Sprite.png[/img] Pokémon is a series of video games primarily for Nintendo handheld game systems, as well as the overarching franchise based on these games. Though many things differ depending on a specific canon's interpretation of the series, what remains constant is the focus on creatures known as Pokémon, which can be captured, trained, and used to compete against one another in battle or, more recently, other activities. [img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/4/47/Bag_Helix_Fossil_Sprite.png[/img][b]A brief history of Pokémon games[/b][img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/4/47/Bag_Helix_Fossil_Sprite.png[/img] [img]http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-rs/icon/025.gif[/img] Gen I- While these games are rough - like, really rough - around the edges, one can't deny there's a charm even playing them today; the same charm that engrossed millions of people into the superpower franchise Pokémon is today. New features -Everything -151 new Pokémon -Red, Blue and Yellow (RBY) -Pokémon Snap! -Pokémon Stadium -Pinball -Pokémon TCG maybe if you count that idk [img]http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-dp/icon/248.gif[/img] Gen II- Originally meant to be direct numbered sequels to gen 1, GSC gives us tons of callbacks to their prequels, even as much as giving us the whole Kanto region on top of the new Johto region! It basically fixed many of the problems gen 1 had, from largely un-uglying the sprites, to fixing it's plethora of bugs, to balancing Psychic types, to making the special stat not freaking stupid. New features: -Breeding -Extremely rare pallete swaps called Shinies- -Held Items -Happiness -A Day/Night system -Genders -Steel and Dark types -100 new Pokémon -Gold, Silver and Crystal (GSC) -Pokémon Stadium II [img]http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-rs/icon/306.gif[/img] Gen III- Set in a more tropical setting than its predecessors, gen 3 goes Advanced™ with hugely improved graphics and a region focusing on balance. It sees criticism for being the only generation to not be compatible with the previous generation and having a world filled with "Too much water", but it also added tons of depth to gameplay both casually and competitively, trumpets, a pair of great remakes of the original Red and Green, trumpets, and a new cast of Pokémon with tons of fan-favorites. New features: -Contests -Abilities -Natures -Reformation of IVs/EVs -Double battles -135 new Pokémon -Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald (RSE) -Fire Red, Leaf Green (FRLG) -Pokémon Colosseum -Pokémon Ranger -Mystery Dungeon series -Various other sidegames [img]http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-dp/icon/445.gif[/img] Gen IV- The series finally makes the partial jump into 3d with a generation filled with great games. While some criticize the generation on it's awful story pacing and generally sluggish gameplay; it gave us some of the best Pokémon in the series inculding a bunch of evolutions for previous Pokémon giving them use in competitive, a competitive godsend in the form of the physical special split, some dope ass slap bass, wonderful remakes of Gold and Silver, as well as the ability to communicate, trade, and battle other trainers across the world with Online! New features: -Wi-fi -Global Trade Station (GTS) -The Physical/Special Split -3D rendering of the overworld -107 new Pokémon -Diamond, Pearl and Platinum (DPPt) -HeartGold and SoulSilver (HGSS) -Pokémon Battle Revolution -Ranger/Dungeon Sequels [img]http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-bw/icon/571.png[/img] Gen V- Based in Unova, the first region to not be based on Japan, but the New York region. While these titles are polarizing, with many criticizing the quantity over quality of Pokémon this generation, the overuse of weather in the competitive scene, and the initial titles limiting players to only the current gen of Pokémon until postgame; this generation gave us great characters, an amazing story, and possibly the best soundtrack of any generation. New features: -Triple and Rotation Battles -Hidden abilities -Rotation of seasons monthly that alter the world and the Pokémon in it. -The Dreamworld (no longer supported) -Reusable TM's -156 new Pokémon, the most ever added at once! -Black/White -Black 2/White 2 (the first actual story-sequels in the Pokémon franchise) -Pokémon Conquest -Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity [img]http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/706.png[/img] Gen VI- The first fully 3d portable games in the series take place in Kalos, based on real world France. Story and pacing are considered by many to be lacking but gen 6 gave a beautiful visual overhaul and the long overdue trainer customization along with meta-altering Mega Evolution, letting older Pokémon see a rise in popularity. New features: -A departure from sprites and a full 3d engine -Fairy types -Mega Evolution -Unrestricted movement -Super-Training -trainer customization -Friend Safari -Pokémon-Amie -72 new Pokémon -X and Y -Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire -Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon [img]http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-dp/icon/103.gif[/img] Gen VII- The latest games set in the Hawaiian-themed Alola region. The customs of this island chain are very different from those of other regions, where trainers set out to complete "The Island Challenge" rather than defeating gym leaders. Boasts the best graphics and lowest framerates of the entire franchise! New features: -One use per-battle super-moves called 'Z-moves' -Removal of the gym leader system: young trainers in Alola must complete several trials that are not necessarily limited to battling -Totem Pokémon: beefy guardian Pokémon acting as "boss fights" -SOS battles: wild Pokémon can call for help, triggering two-on-one fights against you -Hyper Training: an expedient way to maximize your Pokémon's IVs without breeding -Battle Royale: four trainer free-for-all battles in an exciting arena setting -Poké Pelago: a secluded chain of islands your PC-stored Pokémon can visit to participate in various activities, like treasure-hunting and growing berries -Alola forms that alter an already existing Pokémon's type, ability, and appearance -Your Pokédex is now inhabited by a Rotom, your new best friend who gives you directions to your goals -81 new Pokémon -Sun and Moon -[b]ULTRA[/b] Sun and [b]ULTRA[/b] Moon, coming s o o n [img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/8/8e/Juniper_OD.png[/img][b]Helpful Sources[/b][img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/4/45/Oak_OD.png[/img] [url]http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page[/url] -The Pokémon Wiki, your primary stop for in-depth info on everything Pokémon. [url]http://pokebeach.com/[/url] - [url]http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml[/url] -General Pokémon news and info. If you didn't hear it from one of these places, it's probably bullshit. [img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/0/0f/Bag_Leftovers_Sprite.png[/img][b]Metagame[/b][img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/7/7a/Bag_Choice_Scarf_Sprite.png[/img] Chances are if you're playing online, then you probably already know what you're doing. Here's some handy links anyway: [url]http://pokemonshowdown.com/[/url] -An online battle simulator. [url]http://www.smogon.com/[/url] -More competitive play information and guides. Most people follow the guidelines set here. [img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/eb/Bag_Safari_Ball_Sprite.png[/img][b]Friend Safari[/b][img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/eb/Bag_Safari_Ball_Sprite.png[/img] If you've completed your game of X or Y, chances are you'll be wanting to flesh out that gigantic Kalos pokédex of yours with some pokémon from a Friend Safari. For every friend code you have registered on your 3DS, that friend will have their own personal safari zone with 3 pokémon of a specific type. You'll want as many as you can, and the denizens of the Pokémon thread are compiling a list of friend codes to help each other out! Just ask in the thread if you want to be added to the list or if you want to add someone else: Pokémon General Friend Code List [img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c7/Bag_Town_Map_Sprite.png[/img][b]Pokémon GO[/b][img]http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/4/42/Bag_Running_Shoes_Sprite.png[/img] Developed by Niantic Inc., Pokémon GO is the first official Pokémon-themed game to release on mobile devices. Recently released worldwide, the game is designed around players physically traveling to various real-world locations while randomly encountering pokémon as they go. Pokéballs have to be thrown at wild pokémon until they are caught, and catching multiples of the same pokémon will reward players with candies they can use to evolve the ones they've caught. Pokéstops act as item distribution centers, assigned to fixed real-world locations, that allow players to randomly find a variety of items for use during the game, and can also yield eggs. Like in the main games, eggs can be hatched after a certain distance has been traveled by the player. Unlike the main games, gyms can be captured by players and be defended from others by their pokémon. Players can be assigned to one of three teams: Valor, Mystic, or Instinct, and gyms can be captured for the player's respective team. This allows other players of the same team to help defend gyms against players from opposing teams. Remember to stay observant of your surroundings while playing, or you might [b]BLACK OUT[/b] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FAQ Q: I just got back/ am getting into the Pokémon series, where do you recommend I pick it up? A: Any of the main series games are good introductions to the series. If you wish to start at the beginning, Red and Blue are available on the 3ds e-shop. If you want to start with what's easiest, the newer games are better at easing new players into mechanics and are overall more streamlined and accessible. Q: Which generation is considered the best/worst? A: No generation is objectively better than the other and there's no "bad" generation. All have their strengths and weaknesses and the answer changes based on whose being asked. [sp]Gen 5 best gen[/sp] Q: What's a "Nuzlocke"? A: A Nuzlocke is a type of self inflicted challenge run made to make the game more personal and difficult. They all have a ruleset that can vary but almost always have these basic rules: - You can only catch one Pokémon per route and only the first one you encounter on that route. - All Pokémon you catch must be given a nickname to strengthen personal bonds - If a Pokémon faints, it is considered "dead" and you must release it or at least relegate it to your PC. There's plenty of other rules one can add that do things like limit item usage, only catching specific types or kinds of Pokémon, or using mods to alter the game, such as completely randomizing what Pokémon one will encounter. Q: Most main series games are released in a pair. What's the difference between the two? A: The largest difference tends to be exclusivity of Pokémon. Some routes in the game will have different Pokémon available depending on what version you have (i.e. The Vulpix Line is exclusive to Pokémon Blue while the Growlithe Line is exclusive to Pokémon Red). With the exception of the gen 1 games, the Pokémon on the front of the box will be a focus in the main story, while the other one won't. Besides Pokémon exclusivity most games have different details in each game, such as different Pokédex entries or a route being aesthetically different. If you're deciding on which to get, look up the exclusive Pokémon of each game to judge which one has a lineup that appeals more to you. [img]http://i.imgur.com/M4yCaFe.gif[/img]
Continuation of my point from previous thread: [img]http://pa1.narvii.com/5853/deff20a847e78260764b166867e9788a21b82e60_hq.gif[/img]
It is a feathered Tyrannosaurus with a horizontal spine. More accurate to the real animal than 80% or so of its appareances in popular culture. Also, a damn Dragon on top of that. Used it in my X playthrough and I fully endorse it. [url=https://tomozaurus.deviantart.com/art/Tyrannosauroid-integument-composite-685942885]And no, Tyrannosaurus isn't really confirmed as fully scaly.[/url]
This is now the toothy-grinning Pokémon appreciation page. [T]http://puu.sh/xnsjP/417414c846.jpg[/T] (Got one PAL region Salazzle code up for grabs, PM me if you want it.)
No one ever mentions Chatot, so here's some of him [IMG]https://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Mystery-Dungeon-Explorers-of-Sky/Update%2002/55-chatotwag.gif[/IMG]
I love the title.
[t]http://i.imgur.com/H7m02WC.jpg[/t] [url=https://www.pokemoncenter.com/rowlet-squishy-plush---10-701-02917]borb[/url] Oddish looks fucking weird though. [t]http://i.imgur.com/T7p8NAZ.jpg[/t]
Mmmmmmm, new fresh thread smell... [editline]31st August 2017[/editline] [QUOTE=Steel & Iron;52631865][t]http://i.imgur.com/H7m02WC.jpg[/t] [url=https://www.pokemoncenter.com/rowlet-squishy-plush---10-701-02917]borb[/url] Oddish looks fucking weird though. [t]http://i.imgur.com/T7p8NAZ.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] Its' legs seem off :v:
Welp, that'll be fine as an Oddish, a Vileplume or a Jumpluff, by the looks of it...
[t]https://pokemongolive.com/img/posts/johtolegendary.jpg[/t] The beasts are here in Raid Battles. Raikou is exclusive to North and South America. Entei is exclusive to Africa and Europe. Suicune is exclusive to the entire Pacific Ocean and Asia.
[QUOTE=Steel & Iron;52633239][t]https://pokemongolive.com/img/posts/johtolegendary.jpg[/t] The beasts are here in Raid Battles. Raikou is exclusive to North and South America. Entei is exclusive to Africa and Europe. Suicune is exclusive to the entire Pacific Ocean and Asia.[/QUOTE] Forgot to mention that they rotate continents at the end of Sept, then again at the end of Oct.
Aw come on, release Ho-Oh as well!
Speaking of the roaming/legendary beasts, what were your guys experiences with them in Gen II, or any other generations roaming Pokemon appeared in? I don't remember if I ever caught one when I was a kid, let-alone encountered one myself since my brother and I shared cartridges from time to time. But recently I watched a streamer who was chasing them in Crystal manage to catch Raikou on his second encounter with it, by getting a quick-claw hypnosis and throwing an ultra ball. Then he spent the rest of that stream and the following stream chasing Entei for a total of 8 hours.
Learning that I can use Pokedex to chase after roamings is part of my childhood magic moment. However I don't remember whether I did catch all of them.... Probably not.
Fine in RSE, Platinum, and White. Meanwhile, all 3 beasts are still roaming Kanto in the file I started in Gold in June 2001.
-oh yeah dailymotion's blocked now- [t]http://i.imgur.com/aGPGQAI.jpg[/t] Jigglypuff will be making a cameo in one of the new Kanto episodes.
It's not like we can even watch em. Adamant has been jipping out on subbing the anime and we're currently 12, nearing 13 episodes behind. I refuse to watch the awful dub, raw, or with those horrible subs that are quickly slapped on with no regard for grammar, punctuation, accuracy, or visual polish.
[QUOTE=Steel & Iron;52634103]-oh yeah dailymotion's blocked now-[/QUOTE] How and why is it blocked? Did the embebbed player have some kind of security backdoor/malware they're trying to prevent?
[QUOTE=GastricTank;52634904]It's not like we can even watch em. Adamant has been jipping out on subbing the anime and we're currently 12, nearing 13 episodes behind. I refuse to watch the awful dub, raw, or with those horrible subs that are quickly slapped on with no regard for grammar, punctuation, accuracy, or visual polish.[/QUOTE] "fansubbing is a job for neets" it takes a LOT of time and effort to even speedsub a show to an acceptable quality, and you're still not gonna be getting any nice signs or anything resembling amazing typesetting
OK, Pokémon Sun was such a nice experience. The Alola region feels so bloody amazing. The new pokémons are all so adorable, and the characters are quite nice, too. I think I'm going to buy Ultra Sun the moment it comes out.
[QUOTE=BrandoJack;52633611]Speaking of the roaming/legendary beasts, what were your guys experiences with them in Gen II, or any other generations roaming Pokemon appeared in? I don't remember if I ever caught one when I was a kid, let-alone encountered one myself since my brother and I shared cartridges from time to time. But recently I watched a streamer who was chasing them in Crystal manage to catch Raikou on his second encounter with it, by getting a quick-claw hypnosis and throwing an ultra ball. Then he spent the rest of that stream and the following stream chasing Entei for a total of 8 hours.[/QUOTE] On my copy of Silver, before the save battery died, I had actually run into Raikou a number of times. Once I tried Hypnosis, but it ran off anyway, so the following time I ran into it by chance I had nothing but Great and standard balls. Threw a Great Ball. Caught it. That was a pretty mindblowing experience.
[video=youtube;f6pl6FJ6ExU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6pl6FJ6ExU[/video] Knowing Charjabug Kart will never be a fleshed out mini-game in the core series is a sad thing. I really like how the shiny one's kart looks like shiny Genesect.
So I was able to meet Sarah Natochenny (Ash's VA since 2005) at an autograph panel at the con near my house. [t]http://i.imgur.com/zfFqJdl.jpg[/t] This was the best thing I could think of to get an autograph on.
Welp, so, Spinda can use Contrary Superpower. But only if you get it from the now defunct Dream World with said move as an event one, as it isn't compatible with any tutor. What the goddamn fuck, it is a 60 across the board 'mon, inferior to the goddamn early game mammals; throw it a bone FFS.
FUCK [media]https://twitter.com/JoeMerrick/status/905816489030246400[/media] :angry: The codes will be online. · September 19–25: Ash's Pikachu (Original Cap) · September 26 – October 2: Ash's Pikachu (Hoenn Cap) · October 3–9: Ash's Pikachu (Sinnoh Cap) · October 10–16: Ash's Pikachu (Unova Cap) · October 17–23: Ash's Pikachu (Kalos Cap) · October 24–30: Ash's Pikachu (Alola Cap)
So I played around with the damage calculator for RGBY and... [code]Tentacruel Hydro Pump vs. Mew: 148-174 (36.7 - 43.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO Articuno Blizzard vs. Mew: 153-180 (37.9 - 44.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO Zapdos Thunder vs. Mew: 153-180 (37.9 - 44.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO Moltres Fire Blast vs. Mew: 153-180 (37.9 - 44.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO Rhydon Earthquake vs. Mew: 131-154 (32.5 - 38.2%) -- 98% chance to 3HKO Dragonite Hyper Beam vs. Mew: 132-156 (32.7 - 38.7%) -- 99.6% chance to 3HKO Snorlax Hyper Beam vs. Mew: 173-204 (42.9 - 50.6%) -- 1.6% chance to 2HKO Tauros Hyper Beam vs. Mew: 163-192 (40.4 - 47.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO Mewtwo Psychic vs. Mew (normal type): 133-157 (33 - 38.9%) -- 99.9% chance to 3HKO[/code] Tentacruel's Hydro Pump was, under the same conditions, stronger than Mewtwo's Psychic, Dragonite's Hyper Beam or Rhydon's Earthquake. Only the legendary birds using their strongest STAB, or top tier Normal attackers using their STAB Hyper Beam (or Self Destruct in the case of Snorlax, which did 1.75 times as much as Hyper Beam and thus was the strongest move in the game back then) did more damage in a vacuum. I mean, I like Special Wall Rapid Spinning Tentacruel, but damn, what a joy this thing would be if it had 120 SpAtk instead. (And yeah, Rhydon's Earthquake was just slighty below Mewtwo's Psychic as the best drawback-free move in the game).
All Mega Evolution stones now available in Sun and Moon. Here's the codes again: -M2DESCENT Mewtwo X/Y -INTIMIDATE Beedrill, Mawile, Audino, Medicham -AZUL Steelix, Pidgeot, Heracross, Houndoom -MATSUBUSA Hoenn starters, Banette, Camperupt -SABLEVOLANT Tyranitar, Abomasnow, Manectric, Aggron -POYONG Gardevoir, Gallade, Lopunny, Diancie -DRACHE Ampharos, Lati@s, Altaria These codes all expire October 31st. So they're going to distribute them all again in USM, they'll all be available there, or forever lost to the time stream and have to be manually transferred.
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[video=youtube;zCc5iUvl9jg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCc5iUvl9jg[/video] Bewear continues its long standing streak as a bright spot of this show. I will miss it dearly.
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