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28th Jun '17 9:15:56 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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*** Although even that analysis isn't quite true. On the one hand, there's Manaphy and its pseudo-baby form[[note]]Unlike every other baby Pokémon, Phione can never evolve into Manaphy[[/note]], the two legendaries that can breed ''at all''. On the other, there's the baby-stage Pokémon, which ([[ChildrenAreInnocent rather]] [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother thankfully]]) are unable to. Unown, likely due to how unique they are. And, [[AscendedGlitch for some reason]], Nidorina and Nidoqueen, whose flavor text entries [[GameplayAndStorySegregation explicitly mention them taking care of their young]]. Other Pokémon that are also incapable of breeding include Cosplay Pikachu from ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' and Ash's Greninja which is available from the Pokémon ''Sun and Moon'' demo.

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*** ** Although even that analysis isn't quite true. On the one hand, there's Manaphy and its pseudo-baby form[[note]]Unlike every other baby Pokémon, Phione can never evolve into Manaphy[[/note]], the two legendaries that can breed ''at all''. On the other, there's the baby-stage Pokémon, which ([[ChildrenAreInnocent rather]] [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother thankfully]]) are unable to. Unown, likely due to how unique they are. And, [[AscendedGlitch for some reason]], Nidorina and Nidoqueen, whose flavor text entries [[GameplayAndStorySegregation explicitly mention them taking care of their young]]. Other Pokémon that are also incapable of breeding include Cosplay Pikachu from ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' and Ash's Greninja which is available from the Pokémon ''Sun and Moon'' demo.
24th Jun '17 12:00:23 AM Onlythrice
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* The sidequest to trade with the other Gen. III games in [=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]. The first part is pretty straightforward; beat the Grunts, get the Ruby, and catch Moltres early if you want. The second part is nearly impossible to figure out (unless you can read Braille). You're told that the Team Rocket base requires two passwords, and you already have one. You are then expected to go two islands ahead and run all over looking for an ancient ruin, then Cut the door open and fall through holes in the right order. You are given no direction (in your language, at least) at all, then once you find the Sapphire you are robbed and THEN storm the Team Rocket base. Even initiating the sidequest is this if the player visited the first three of the Sevii Islands at the first opportunity (after defeating Blaine) since there is no indication whatsoever that the Team Rocket Grunts at Mt. Ember can be fought, nor anyone telling the player to go back there.

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* The sidequest to trade with the other Gen. III games in [=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=].[=LeafGreen=], which also served as a requirement to enter Cerulean Cave and capture [[OlympusMons Mewtwo]]. The first part is pretty straightforward; beat the Grunts, get the Ruby, and catch Moltres early if you want. The second part is nearly impossible to figure out (unless you can read Braille). You're told that the Team Rocket base requires two passwords, and you already have one. You are then expected to go two islands ahead and run all over looking for an ancient ruin, then Cut the door open and fall through holes in the right order. You are given no direction (in your language, at least) at all, then once you find the Sapphire you are robbed and THEN storm the Team Rocket base. Even initiating the sidequest is this if the player visited the first three of the Sevii Islands at the first opportunity (after defeating Blaine) since there is no indication whatsoever that the Team Rocket Grunts at Mt. Ember can be fought, nor anyone telling the player to go back there.
8th Jun '17 1:35:18 PM Retloclive
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* In ''Pokemon: Emerald'' some players may end up getting stuck wondering where the new Team Magma hideout is at since it's not that obvious at first glance. After receiving the Magma Emblem at the top of Mt. Pyre, players are supposed to remember back to a lone Magma grunt that they stumbled across on Jagged Pass on the way to Lavaridge Town. When the player returns to the rock wall location of Jagged Pass where the grunt was originally standing, the Magma Emblem will react as a door key, and opens up the entrance to the Team Magma hideout.
15th May '17 2:40:30 PM Retloclive
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* Catching a Chansey could end up being somewhat difficult in the Generation II games. First off, they're exclusive to the Kanto region. So you're unable to get one until after completing the Johto journey. Second, you never come across any trainers who use a Chansey, so knowing where to find them in the Pokédex is out of the question. Finally, the answer as to where Chansey can be caught is along the three Kanto Routes (13, 14, 15) east of Fuchsia City. Unfortunately, there ''is'' a catch. They only have a 1% encounter rate on all three of these Routes.

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* Catching a Chansey could end up being somewhat difficult in the Generation II games. First off, they're exclusive to the Kanto region. So you're unable to get one until after completing the Johto journey. Second, you never come across any trainers who use a Chansey, so knowing where to find them in from the Pokédex is out of the question. Finally, the answer as to where Chansey can be caught is along the three Kanto Routes (13, 14, 15) east of Fuchsia City. Unfortunately, there ''is'' a catch. They only have a 1% encounter rate on all three of these Routes.
15th May '17 2:39:29 PM Retloclive
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* Catching a Chansey could end up being somewhat difficult in the Generation II games. First off, they're exclusive to the Kanto region. So you're unable to get one until after completing the Johto journey. Second, you never come across any trainers who use a Chansey, so knowing where to find them in the Pokédex is out of the question. Finally, the answer as to where Chansey can be caught is along the three Kanto Routes (13, 14, 15) east of Fuchsia City. Unfortunately, there ''is'' a catch. They only have a 1% encounter rate on all three of these Routes.
** In addition, Generation II's version of Kanto's Route 14 offers an in-game trade where it's possible to obtain an Aerodactyl. Unfortunately, the Pokémon needed for the trade is the previously mentioned Chansey.
15th May '17 8:59:51 AM mario0987
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* Any Pokémon evolution that does not involve levelling up is a guide dang it since the second generation, with what things like certain stat values, time of day, gender or even location affecting Pokémon evolutions.



* A few Pokémon evolutions in general are guide dang it in the more recent generations since the second one, with what things like certain stat values, time of day, gender or even location affecting Pokémon evolutions. Want a Glaceon? Well, if you have an Eevee, and happen to level it up near an icy rock on Route 217...
** Luckily, you can just press B to cancel an evolution, though even this is AllThereInTheManual... however, this doesn't work if you used an Evolution Stone to evolve it.

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* A few Eevee is a Pokémon evolutions in general are guide dang it in with the primary gimmick of having more recent generations since the second one, than three evolutions, each with what things like certain stat values, time their own method and not one of day, gender or even location affecting Pokémon evolutions. Want a Glaceon? Well, if them hinted at. Good luck getting the one you have an Eevee, and happen to level it up near an icy rock on Route 217...
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want. Luckily, you can just press B to cancel an evolution, though even this is AllThereInTheManual... however, this doesn't work if you used an Evolution Stone to evolve it.it.
** Evolving Eevee into Vaporeon, Flareon or Jolteon involves using a Water / Fire / Thunder Stone respectively on Eevee. This is the only time one of those stones is used to evolve a Pokémon outside of their respective types.
** Espeon and Umbreon are gained by getting Eevee to max happiness. However you also have to level up Eevee in the day to get Espeon while it will evolve into Umbreon at night.
26th Apr '17 2:35:04 PM HeroicJay
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** And while it might occur to some people that if a move can be bred into one species, it could then be bred into another, the extent of chain breeding moves might not be so apparent. Some Pokemon can only learn certain moves if you go through multiple steps to get it. For example, say you're battling a friend who uses a Mamoswine (Ground/Ice), and you try to take advantage of its Water weakness, only to have your Water type one-shotted by a move you didn't know existed: Freeze-Dry (an Ice-type move that has the special bonus of being super-effective against water). You might wonder when Mamoswine learns such a counter-intuitive move. Well it had to be bred from a Delibird. How did Delibird learn it? It was bred from a Lapras. Which in turn was bred from Aurorus, the ONLY breedable Pokemon that can learn the move naturally. And yes this specific chain is the only way the move gets passed on. An extreme example of chain-breeding, but sometimes the move you want takes more work than you'd think to put in, or wouldn't know could even be learned by your mon, so good luck without a guide. Even worse is chain-breeding Wide Guard onto Honedge, who used to require at least ''five different Pokémon, two of which are starters'', and Smeargle can't help here. [[note]]Mantine, Tirtouga, Carracosta, or Alomomola to Mudkip to Turtwig to Paras to Dwebble to Honedge[[/note]]. Thankfully this was changed when Probopass (who can breed with Honedge directly) was given Wide Guard as a level up move.

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** And while it might occur to some people that if a move can be bred into one species, it could then be bred into another, the extent of chain breeding moves might not be so apparent. Some Pokemon can only learn certain moves if you go through multiple steps to get it. For example, say you're battling a friend who uses a Mamoswine (Ground/Ice), and you try to take advantage of its Water weakness, only to have your Water type one-shotted by a move you didn't know existed: Freeze-Dry (an Ice-type move that has the special bonus of being super-effective against water). You might wonder when Mamoswine learns such a counter-intuitive move. Well it had to be bred from a Delibird. How did Delibird learn it? It was bred from a Lapras. Which in turn was bred from Aurorus, the ONLY breedable Pokemon Pokémon in a useful Egg Group that can learn the move naturally. And yes this This specific chain is one of the only way ways the move gets passed on.on (the other is breeding Swinub with Smeargle, if you can get Smeargle to [[PowerCopying Sketch]] the move). An extreme example of chain-breeding, but sometimes the move you want takes more work than you'd think to put in, or wouldn't know could even be learned by your mon, so good luck without a guide. Even worse is chain-breeding Wide Guard onto Honedge, who used to require at least ''five different Pokémon, two of which are starters'', and Smeargle can't help here. [[note]]Mantine, Tirtouga, Carracosta, or Alomomola to Mudkip to Turtwig to Paras to Dwebble to Honedge[[/note]]. Thankfully this was changed when Probopass (who can breed with Honedge directly) was given Wide Guard as a level up move.
16th Apr '17 7:51:33 AM Retloclive
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* Obtaining Porygon may look simple at first glance since you just need to speak to an NPC within Route 15's Aether House, and they provide ya the Pokémon. Unfortunately, it's only possible to initiate the NPC conversation of obtain Porygon ''after'' the player has become the Alola Champion. As a result, this can be easily forgotten about after the player finishes the game.

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* Obtaining Porygon may look simple at first glance since you just need to speak to an NPC within Route 15's Aether House, and they provide ya the Pokémon. Unfortunately, it's only possible to initiate the NPC conversation of obtain obtaining Porygon ''after'' the player has become the Alola Champion. As a result, this can be easily forgotten about after the player finishes the game.
16th Apr '17 4:56:08 AM Retloclive
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* Obtaining Porygon may look simple at first glance since you just need to speak to an NPC within Route 15's Aether House, and they provide ya the Pokémon. Unfortunately, it's only possible to initiate the NPC conversation of obtain Porygon ''after'' the player has become the Alola Champion. As a result, this can be easily forgotten about after the player finishes the game.
11th Apr '17 8:56:38 AM PDL
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* A few of the Alolan variants require different methods of evolution from their regular counterparts. For example, both kinds of Rattata evolve at level 20, but Alolan Rattata also need it to be nighttime to evolve.

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* A few of the Alolan variants require different methods of evolution from their regular counterparts. For example, both Both kinds of Rattata evolve at level 20, but Alolan Rattata also need it to be nighttime to evolve.evolve. Cubone will only evolve beyond level 28 at nighttime and refuse to do so at any other time unlike other games. Alolan Meowth and Alolan Sandshrew don't evolve by leveling like their regular counterparts but instead evolve via happiness and an evolution stone respectfully.
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