History GuideDangIt / Pokemon

21st Aug '17 5:25:09 AM N8han11
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* As of Generation IV, some Pokémon only evolve if they know a specific move when they level up. Some of them make sense - Mime Jr. and Bonsly need to learn Mimic to evolve, and they are known for mimicking things. Yanma and Piloswine need to learn Ancient Power to evolve, and as their evolutions have prehistoric basis, that makes sense. Tangela into Tangrowth with Ancient Power, not so much. Evolving Lickitung into Lickilicky makes no sense whatsoever, as it needs to know ''Rollout'' to evolve, and that has absolutely nothing to do with any of the evolutionary line's abilities. But with Piloswine, it's worse than that; the only way it can learn Ancient Power to begin with is via the Move Relearner.

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* As of Generation IV, some Pokémon only evolve if they know a specific move when they level up. Some of them make sense - Mime Jr. and Bonsly need to learn Mimic to evolve, and they are known for mimicking things. Yanma and Yanma, Piloswine and Tangela need to learn Ancient Power to evolve, and as their evolutions have prehistoric basis, that makes sense. Tangela into Tangrowth with Ancient Power, not so much.sense. Evolving Lickitung into Lickilicky makes no sense whatsoever, as it needs to know ''Rollout'' to evolve, and that has absolutely nothing to do with any of the evolutionary line's abilities. But with Piloswine, it's worse than that; the only way it can learn Ancient Power to begin with is via the Move Relearner.
16th Aug '17 9:25:17 AM Meloelebi
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* It's pretty obvious for Contests that you have to increase the primary condition for it (increasing Beauty for a Beauty contest for example) to do well in the primary judging. It's far less obvious that each contest also has "secondary" conditions that will also increase how well you do in the primary judging if you raise them. This really begins to show in Master Rank in the original games and when Lisia starts competing where unless you are taking advantage of it, you will be using scarves to try to keep up or be losing every primary. ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' aid with this by adding the Contest Star accomplishment and Lisia to hint at the benefit of increasing multiple stats besides your main one, the Rainbow Pokéblocks, and starting Cosplay Pikachu with a good amount in all its stats but still never tells you directly.
16th Aug '17 8:56:56 AM Meloelebi
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* There are certain Abilities that have overworld effects if you put the Pokémon with it as your lead. However, most are never alluded to:[[note]]Note that all listed below work only Emerald onwards. There's also Pickup, Honey Gather (which may give items), Illuminate and Stench (doubles and halves encounter rate, respectively); these work in all games[[/note]]

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* There are certain Abilities that have overworld effects if you put the Pokémon with it as your lead. However, most are never alluded to:[[note]]Note that all listed below work only Emerald onwards. There's also Pickup, Honey Gather (which may give items), Illuminate and Stench (doubles and halves encounter rate, respectively); these work in all games[[/note]]games[[/note]] One of the only times in the series they ever are is in ''Black 2 and White 2'' if you contact Cheren and only with a Pokémon that has the ability in question.
2nd Aug '17 8:55:23 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.

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* Any Pokémon evolution that does not involve levelling up is a guide dang it since the second generation, what with what things like certain stat values, time of day, gender or even location affecting Pokémon evolutions.



* A few of the Alolan variants require different methods of evolution from their regular counterparts. Both kinds of Rattata evolve at level 20, but Alolan Rattata also need it to be nighttime to 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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* A few of the Alolan variants require different methods of evolution from their regular counterparts. Both kinds of Rattata evolve at level 20, but Alolan Rattata also need it to be nighttime to 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. And just to be annoying, some of them (such as Alolan Diglett and Exeggute evolving into Alolan Exeggutor) evolve the same way as normal.
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.
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