History GuideDangIt / Pokemon

3rd Feb '16 2:34:02 PM CommanderPeepidot
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** There's also the fact that Sliggoo can learn Rain Dance by leveling up, but that still isn't helpful, given that the rain created with this move won't appear in the overworked after the battle is over. There's also the fact that, unlike one might think, ''multiple'' Pokémon can learn Rain Dance by leveling up, including Blastoise, Lugia, and ''Raikou.''
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** There's also the fact that Sliggoo can learn Rain Dance by leveling up, but that still isn't helpful, given that the rain created with this move won't appear in the overworked after the battle is over. overworld. There's also the fact that, unlike despite what one might think, ''multiple'' Pokémon can learn Rain Dance by leveling up, including Blastoise, Lugia, and ''Raikou.''
26th Jan '16 1:00:16 PM CommanderPeepidot
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** There's also the fact that Sliggoo can learn Rain Dance by leveling up, but that still isn't helpful, given that the rain created with this move won't appear in the overworked after the battle is over. There's also the fact that, unlike one might think, ''multiple'' Pokémon can learn Rain Dance by leveling up, including Blastoise, Lugia, and ''Raikou.''
25th Jan '16 8:21:36 AM PDL
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** It can usually be inferred that Pokémon of similar body shape can breed with each other (for example, its easy to see that Houndoom and Manectric can breed with each other since they are both based on dogs). However, the game does throw a few curve balls here and there. For example: Gardevoir looks like a woman in a dress so it should be able to breed with other Pokémon that look like people (the Human-like egg group). Right? ''Wrong''. Its actually in the Amorphous egg group. Meaning that it breeds with things such as greasy piles of sludge, ghosts and flatfish. Archeops is said to be the ancestor of other bird Pokémon, and indeed it can breed with them... But it can also breed with things such as crabs, barnacles and jellyfish. Aggron is an 800 lb. steel-plated ''Triceratops'', so it would be logical that it could be bred with similar monstrous beasts... and also sheep, living icebergs, and frilled lizards. Eelektross is a giant ocean-dwelling lamprey, which would seemingly indicate it belongs to the three "Water" Egg Groups. Nope, it's none of them at all, instead being in the Amorphous Egg Group along with Gardevoir. The system gets very strange at times, bordering on trolling territory.
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** It can usually be inferred that Pokémon of similar body shape can breed with each other (for example, its easy to see that Houndoom and Manectric can breed with each other since they are both based on dogs). However, the game does throw a few curve balls here and there. For example: Gardevoir looks like a woman in a dress so it should be able to breed with other Pokémon that look like people (the Human-like egg group). Right? ''Wrong''. Its actually in the Amorphous egg group. Meaning that it breeds with things such as greasy piles of sludge, ghosts and flatfish. Archeops is said to be the ancestor of other bird Pokémon, and indeed it can breed with them... But it can also breed with things such as crabs, barnacles and jellyfish. Aggron is an 800 lb. steel-plated ''Triceratops'', so it would be logical that it could be bred with similar monstrous beasts... and also sheep, living icebergs, and frilled lizards. Eelektross is a giant ocean-dwelling lamprey, which would seemingly indicate it belongs to at least one of the three "Water" Egg Groups. Nope, it's none of them at all, instead being in the Amorphous Egg Group along with Gardevoir. Learning from Eelektross, you'd think that Malamar, a Pokemon based on an squid that lives on land and isn't a water type itself is also in the Amorphous egg group. Nope. Turns out it ''is'' in the Water egg groups (1 and 2 specifically). The system gets very strange at times, bordering on trolling territory.
23rd Jan '16 1:26:59 AM OrangenChan
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* There are also some Pokémon that are only available via the new Horde Encounters. Some of these can reasonably be worked out, as they evolve into other Pokémon you can find on the area, like Bellsprout on Route 14 (or you could just breed their evolution). Others, not as much -- and Arceus help you if it's one of the aforementioned Pokémon that only show up on one route on top of that.
10th Jan '16 2:28:19 AM MayIncon
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** Kalos' analogue to Coronet and Chargestone is Kalos Route 13. The only hints we really get are the nearby Power Plants and some lines by a worker of an electrical disturbance irritating the local mons. It certainly doesn't help that the local mons were ''all'' Ground types (two of which have a high probability of having [[YouWillNotEvadeMe Arena Trap]]), making it basically impossible to grind the Goun Magneton/Nosepass without the Exp. Share. * Then there's Mantyke, which has another unique evolution method... you have to evolve it by ''leveling it up with a Remoraid in your party''. Although the evolutionary line is blatantly associated with Remoraid, it's still a stretch.
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** Kalos' analogue to Coronet and Chargestone is Kalos Route 13. The only hints we really get are the nearby Power Plants and some lines by a worker of an electrical disturbance irritating the local mons. It certainly doesn't help that the local mons were ''all'' Ground types (two of which have a high probability of having [[YouWillNotEvadeMe Arena Trap]]), making it basically impossible to grind the Goun Ground-vulnerable Magneton/Nosepass without the Exp. Share. * Then there's Mantyke, which has another unique evolution method... you have to evolve it by ''leveling it up with a Remoraid in your party''. Although the evolutionary line is blatantly associated with Remoraid, it's still a stretch. stretch because Slowpoke doesn't require Shellder in the party to evolve.

** Well, nowhere except the original Generation I instruction book, anyway--although it wasn't very clear that "Bad" was supposed to mean "no effect" in that chart. And of course, it didn't cover Steel, Dark and Fairy, or any type-matchups that were changed for Generation II.
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** Well, nowhere except the original Generation I instruction book, anyway--although it wasn't very clear that "Bad" was supposed to mean "no effect" in that chart. And of course, it didn't cover Steel, Dark and Fairy, or any type-matchups that were changed for Generation II.II & VI.
27th Dec '15 3:02:29 AM MayIncon
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** Kalos' analogue to Coronet and Chargestone is Kalos Route 13. The only hints we really get are the nearby Power Plants and some lines by a worker of an electrical disturbance irritating the local mons. It certainly doesn't help that the local mons were ''all'' Ground types (two of which have a high probability of having [[YouWillNotEvadeMe Arena Trap]]), making it basically impossible to grind Magneton/Nosepass without the Exp. Share.
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** Kalos' analogue to Coronet and Chargestone is Kalos Route 13. The only hints we really get are the nearby Power Plants and some lines by a worker of an electrical disturbance irritating the local mons. It certainly doesn't help that the local mons were ''all'' Ground types (two of which have a high probability of having [[YouWillNotEvadeMe Arena Trap]]), making it basically impossible to grind the Goun Magneton/Nosepass without the Exp. Share.

* Mega Evolutions have a good bit of this in certain aspects. One of the key items needed to achieve it is a "Mega Stone". Sounds simple, just get that Gyarados you have been using since learning it could go Mega, add stone and hit the Mega Evolve button. Now try to find the stone. Can't find it? That's because for only one hour a day, you are able to find the stones and some can ''only'' be found post-game after defeating Calem/Serena and then talking to Sycamore. Just not knowing those details alone is frustrating, but you have an hour at most to find whatever Mega Stones you were hoping to obtain. ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' fixes this issue in that Mega Stones can be found at any time of day before the end of the game, although only a few of them will be available from the beginning - the rest turn up after you calm down Primal Kyogre/Groudon and complete Episode Delta.
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* Mega Evolutions have a good bit of this in certain aspects. One of the key items needed to achieve it is a "Mega Stone". Sounds simple, just get that Gyarados you have been using since learning it could go Mega, add stone and hit the Mega Evolve button. Now try to find the stone. Can't find it? That's because for only one hour a day, you are only able to find the stones and some can ''only'' be found post-game ''in the post-game'' after trying out the Battle Maison, defeating Calem/Serena in Kiloude City and then talking to Sycamore.Sycamore in Anistar City. Just not knowing those details alone is frustrating, but you have an hour at most to find whatever Mega Stones you were hoping to obtain. ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' fixes this issue in that Mega Stones can be found at any time of day before the end of the game, although only a few of them will be available from the beginning - the rest turn up after you calm down Primal Kyogre/Groudon and complete Episode Delta.

* There's the Generation IV National Dex. It is unlocked by ''seeing'' (not catching) every Pokémon in the Sinnoh Dex (150 in ''Diamond'' and ''Pearl''--seeing Manaphy, the 151st in the Sinnoh Dex, wasn't necessary--and 210 in ''Platinum''), and to help make this easier, they made it so that every non-legendary Pokémon in the Sinnoh Dex could be seen in a trainer battle at some point during the game. Furthermore, to increase the likelihood that you'd have to beat the game (or come up just short) to do so, the only trainer with a Garchomp, Spiritomb, or Milotic (and in ''Platinum'', you can add Togekiss to this list) is the Pokémon League Champion. However, they didn't always make it entirely evident where to find some of these. Examples of Pokémon that could easily be missed:
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* There's the Generation IV National Dex. It is unlocked by ''seeing'' (not catching) every Pokémon in the Sinnoh Dex (150 in ''Diamond'' and ''Pearl''--seeing Manaphy, the 151st in the Sinnoh Dex, wasn't necessary--and 210 in ''Platinum''), and to help make this easier, they made it so that every non-legendary Pokémon in the Sinnoh Dex could be seen in a trainer battle at some point during the game. Furthermore, to increase the likelihood that you'd have to beat the game (or come up just short) to do so, the only trainer with a Garchomp, Spiritomb, [[MagikarpPower Garchomp]], [[SocializationBonus Spiritomb]], or Milotic (and in ''Platinum'', you can add Togekiss to this list) is the Pokémon League Champion. However, they didn't always make it entirely evident where to find some of these. Examples of Pokémon that could easily be missed:

* On that matter, egg groups, which indicate what Pokémon species can breed with one another. Like elemental types, a Pokémon can have up to two egg groups, but they're quite independent from types: two Pokémon can share a type, yet belong to different egg groups; conversely, two Pokémon can be in the same egg group(s) while having no type in common.
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* On that matter, egg groups, which indicate what Pokémon species can breed with one another. Like elemental types, a Pokémon can have up to two egg groups, but they're quite independent from types: two Pokémon can share a type, yet belong to different egg groups; conversely, two Pokémon can be in the same egg group(s) while having no type in common. Like IVs and EVs initially, they are not visible to the player and nobody in-game mentions its existence.

* The Boutique located in Lumiose City won't allow you in until you are stylish enough. They don't mean that you have to look pretty, rather, you need to get a hidden stat to a certain level before they'll let you in. There are a number of ways to increase this stat around Lumiose, but nothing actually tells you that these things make you more stylish and the dialogue when you get kicked out of the boutique seems to suggest that you basically just need to visit every building in town.
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* The Boutique located in Lumiose City won't allow you in until you are stylish enough. [[YouKeepUsingThatWord They don't mean that you have to look pretty, rather, you need to get a hidden stat to a certain level before they'll let you in.in]]. There are a number of ways to increase this stat around Lumiose, but nothing actually tells you that these things make you more stylish and the dialogue when you get kicked out of the boutique seems to suggest that you basically just need to visit every building in town.
26th Dec '15 6:17:49 PM MayIncon
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* [[OneHundredAndEight Spiritomb]]. The part about putting the Odd Keystone into the Ruined Tower is intuitive enough, as examining the latter suggests that something could be put in there and hints at what it is, but the other requirement involves interacting with other people in the Underground at least 32 times. There is one trainer on a nearby route who gives you a hint when you talk to him after beating him, though. ** The person who gives you your first Odd Keystone does give you some hints on what to do with it... Although he's fairly vague, and ''nowhere'' does the game specify exactly how many people you're supposed to talk to while in the Underground. * The resident non-legendary GameBreaker Garchomp. Catch a Gible. Pokédex says it's in Wayward Cave, the cave accessed by cutting down some trees by the Bicycle Path and wandering past the grass there? After a couple hours of wandering (and helping Mira out), you'll probably figure out that there's no Gible there. Now go look for an alternate entrance to the cave, one which ''[[BehindTheBlack is blocked from view by the Bicycle Path running above you]]''. You need a Pokémon with Strength and Flash. Then, go to the basement and catch one, while you complete a semi-difficult bike course, at the end of which you find the Earthquake TM. ** Gible also appears in the HG/SS Safari Zone, but only if you've completed the two prerequisite quests to unlock the ability to combine certain areas, two of which are needed to find Gible. Good luck finding which areas. You still have to wait over a hundred days for the areas to level up and increase the chances of finding one from 0% to 5%.
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* [[OneHundredAndEight Spiritomb]]. The part about putting the Odd Keystone into the Ruined Tower is intuitive enough, as examining the latter suggests that something could be put in there and hints at what it is, but the other requirement involves interacting with other people in the Underground at least 32 times. There is one trainer on a nearby route who gives you a hint when you talk to him after beating him, though. ** though. The person who gives you your first Odd Keystone does give you some hints on what to do with it... Although he's fairly vague, and ''nowhere'' does the game specify exactly how many people you're supposed to talk to while in the Underground. * The resident non-legendary GameBreaker Garchomp. Catch a Gible. Pokédex says it's in Wayward Cave, the cave accessed by cutting down some trees by the Bicycle Path and wandering past the grass there? After a couple hours of wandering (and helping Mira out), you'll probably figure out that there's no Gible there. Now go look for an alternate entrance to the cave, one which ''[[BehindTheBlack is blocked from view by the Bicycle Path running above you]]''. You need a Pokémon with Strength and Flash. Then, go to the basement and catch one, while you complete a semi-difficult bike course, at the end of which you also find the Earthquake TM. ** Gible also appears in the HG/SS Safari Zone, Zone in the post-game, but only if you've completed the two prerequisite quests to unlock the ability to combine certain areas, two of which are needed to find Gible. Good luck finding which areas. You still have to wait over a hundred days for the areas to level up and increase the chances of finding one from 0% to 5%.

* ''X'' and ''Y'' have a fair bit of this. The regional Dex is ''massive'', containing a whopping 454 Pokémon. What this means is that nearly every route has at least one rare Pokémon that only shows up there.
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* ''X'' and ''Y'' have a fair bit of this. The regional Dex is ''massive'', containing a whopping 454 Pokémon. What this means is that nearly every route has at least one rare Pokémon that only shows up there. This is slightly alleviated with the trainers in Battle Chateau who use rare Pokémon so at least you get their dex entries to know where they are located in the game.

* Certain Pokémon only evolve if traded while holding a certain item, or if leveled up holding a certain item. These items usually aren't labeled as influencing evolution, and many of them have a beneficial effect, so one might never realize they have a second use.
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* Certain Pokémon only evolve if traded while holding a certain item, or if leveled up holding a certain item. These items usually aren't labeled as influencing evolution, and many some of them have a beneficial effect, so one might never realize they have a second use.

** It's the one hour of the day when Mega Stones can be obtained. Where can they be found? It turns out that the locations of most of them have ''nothing'' to do with the Pokémon they're used with. Are the Houndoomite and Manectite found in the route that Houndour or Elektrike can be encountered? Nope, they're on the other side of Kalos. Mawilite isn't found in Glittering Cave where Mawile is normally found; rather, it's hiding in a place you have no reason to return to. Tyranitarite and Aggronite are only found in a dead-end of a Gym (but at least that makes retroactive sense considering the Gym's type specialty). Scizorite is located in a cave filled with mostly ice Pokemon, just behind that Abomasnow. It might be easier to name the Mega Stones that are in logical places.
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** It's the one hour of the day when Mega Stones can be obtained. Where can they be found? It turns out that the locations of most of them have ''nothing'' to do with the Pokémon they're used with. Are the Houndoomite and Manectite found in the route that Houndour or Elektrike Electrike can be encountered? Nope, they're on the other side of Kalos. Mawilite isn't found in Glittering Cave where Mawile is normally found; rather, it's hiding in a place you have no reason to return to. Becomes even more misleading when Kangaskhan and Kangaskhanite are both found in said cave. Tyranitarite and Aggronite are only found in a dead-end of a Gym (but at least that makes retroactive sense considering the Gym's type specialty). Scizorite is located in a cave filled with mostly ice Pokemon, just behind that Abomasnow. It might be easier to name the Mega Stones that are in logical places.

** The move Hidden Power is a huge pain because of [=IVs=]. Why, you ask? Because the move's type and damage are both determined by the user's [=IVs=]. Granted, Hidden Power isn't that great of a move overall, with a maximum base power of 70 if your Pokémon was somehow blessed with the best possible [=IVs=]... but when you consider that nearly every Pokémon can learn it and the move's type can be anything except Normal and Fairy, you kind of understand why it's used a lot as type coverage in competitive battling. On the other hand, ever since Ruby and Sapphire there has always been a Hidden Power specialist in every region who will appraise your Pokémon and tell you the type of your Pokémon's Hidden Power. However he still doesn't tell exactly ''how strong'' that Hidden Power is. *** The "how strong" part was changed in X and Y, now that Hidden Power's BP was fixed at 60. The type of Hidden Power is still determined by [=IVs=], though.
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** The move Hidden Power is a huge pain because of [=IVs=]. Why, you ask? Because the move's type and damage are both determined by the user's [=IVs=]. Granted, Hidden Power isn't that great of a move overall, with a maximum base power of 70 if your Pokémon was somehow blessed with the best possible [=IVs=]... but when you consider that nearly every Pokémon can learn it and the move's type can be anything except Normal and Fairy, you kind of understand why it's used a lot as type coverage in competitive battling. On the other hand, ever since Ruby and Sapphire there has always been a Hidden Power specialist in every region who will appraise your Pokémon and tell you the type of your Pokémon's Hidden Power. However he still doesn't tell exactly ''how strong'' that Hidden Power is. *** is. The "how strong" part was changed in X and Y, now that Hidden Power's BP was fixed at 60. The type of Hidden Power is still determined by [=IVs=], though.

** Well, nowhere except the original Generation I instruction book, anyway--although it wasn't very clear that "Bad" was supposed to mean "no effect" in that chart. And of course, it didn't cover Steel and Dark (or Fairy), or any type-matchups that were changed for Generation II.
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** Well, nowhere except the original Generation I instruction book, anyway--although it wasn't very clear that "Bad" was supposed to mean "no effect" in that chart. And of course, it didn't cover Steel and Steel, Dark (or Fairy), and Fairy, or any type-matchups that were changed for Generation II.

** It can usually be inferred that Pokémon of similar body shape can breed with each other (for example, its easy to see that Houndoom and Manectric can breed with each other since they are both based on dogs). However, the game does throw a few curve balls here and there. For example: Gardevoir looks like a woman in a dress so it should be able to breed with other Pokémon that look like people (the Human-like egg group). Right? '''Wrong'''. Its actually in the Amorphous egg group. Meaning that it breeds with things such as greasy piles of sludge, ghosts and flatfish. Archeops is said to be the ancestor of other bird Pokémon, and indeed it can breed with them... But it can also breed with things such as crabs, barnacles and jellyfish. Aggron is an 800 lb. steel-plated ''Triceratops'', so it would be logical that it could be bred with similar monstrous beasts... and also sheep, living icebergs, and frilled lizards. Eelektross is a giant ocean-dwelling lamprey, which would seemingly indicate it belongs to the three "Water" Egg Groups. Nope, it's none of them at all, instead being in the Amorphous Egg Group along with Gardevoir. The system gets very strange at times.
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** It can usually be inferred that Pokémon of similar body shape can breed with each other (for example, its easy to see that Houndoom and Manectric can breed with each other since they are both based on dogs). However, the game does throw a few curve balls here and there. For example: Gardevoir looks like a woman in a dress so it should be able to breed with other Pokémon that look like people (the Human-like egg group). Right? '''Wrong'''.''Wrong''. Its actually in the Amorphous egg group. Meaning that it breeds with things such as greasy piles of sludge, ghosts and flatfish. Archeops is said to be the ancestor of other bird Pokémon, and indeed it can breed with them... But it can also breed with things such as crabs, barnacles and jellyfish. Aggron is an 800 lb. steel-plated ''Triceratops'', so it would be logical that it could be bred with similar monstrous beasts... and also sheep, living icebergs, and frilled lizards. Eelektross is a giant ocean-dwelling lamprey, which would seemingly indicate it belongs to the three "Water" Egg Groups. Nope, it's none of them at all, instead being in the Amorphous Egg Group along with Gardevoir. The system gets very strange at times.times, bordering on trolling territory.

* From Generation 6 onward, Destiny Knot has an additional effect when a Pokemon hold it and put it in a Day Care, five of the parents Individual Values will be passed down to its child. However, no NPC gives any hint about Destiny Knot's additional effect at all.
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* From Generation 6 VI onward, Destiny Knot has an additional effect when a Pokemon hold it and put it in a Day Care, five of the parents Individual Values will be passed down to its child. However, no NPC gives any hint about Destiny Knot's additional effect at all.
19th Dec '15 6:26:05 AM flamemario12
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Actually, either Lugia or Ho-Oh in the party will make that mirage spot appear. Not both.
* Finding most of the legendary Pokémon in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' requires fulfilling certain conditions that are never specified. Some require you to Soar around with a specific Pokémon in your party before their Mirage Spot appears. Some of these are logical, like needing both Reshiram and Zekrom to find Kyurem. On the other hand, finding Tornadus or Thundurus requires you to Soar around with a ''Castform'' in your party. Yes, it's related to weather, but it only makes sense in retrospect, and it's unlikely you'll just have it in your party anyways. Some require you to have one or three Pokémon with certain qualities to find- you'll probably find Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit without even knowing what triggered it (have three Pokémon with maximum Happiness in your party) and Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will likely be the same (have three Pokémon with maximum Effort Values in your party), but finding Reshiram or Zekrom (have a level 100 Pokémon in your party) probably won't happen by accident. Raikou, Entei and Suicune are not as bad, but still somewhat iffy in that not only Ho-Oh but also Lugia will make their place appear.
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* Finding most of the legendary Pokémon in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' requires fulfilling certain conditions that are never specified. Some require you to Soar around with a specific Pokémon in your party before their Mirage Spot appears. Some of these are logical, like needing both Reshiram and Zekrom to find Kyurem. On the other hand, finding Tornadus or Thundurus requires you to Soar around with a ''Castform'' in your party. Yes, it's related to weather, but it only makes sense in retrospect, and it's unlikely you'll just have it in your party anyways. Some require you to have one or three Pokémon with certain qualities to find- you'll probably find Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit without even knowing what triggered it (have three Pokémon with maximum Happiness in your party) and Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will likely be the same (have three Pokémon with maximum Effort Values in your party), but finding Reshiram or Zekrom (have a level 100 Pokémon in your party) probably won't happen by accident. Raikou, Entei and Suicune are not as bad, but still somewhat iffy in that not only Ho-Oh but also Lugia will make their place appear.
15th Dec '15 4:02:38 PM Gingerkitteh
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* Trying to figure out which Pokemon learn which moves can be frustrating because sometimes there seem to be no rules as to what moves a Pokemon can learn at all. Moves learned by levelling up are fairly predictable and tend to be within the Pokemon's own type. As for TMs, Pokemon understandably can learn almost any TM move that is the same elemental type as they are. TM moves outside of a Pokemon's own typing is where it really gets confusing. They can be anywhere from reasonable (Weavile can learn Shadow Claw) to a bit of a stretch (Charizard can also learn Shadow Claw for some reason) to unreasonable (''Geodude'' can learn ''Flamethower''? Emboar can learn the '''Water'''-type move Scald!) and sometimes just impossible (Alakazam, who is tailless, can learn '''Iron Tail'''.). You can't know what moves someone might have without looking it up.
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* Trying to figure out which Pokemon learn which moves can be frustrating because sometimes there seem to be no rules as to what moves a Pokemon can learn at all. Moves learned by levelling up are fairly predictable and tend to be within the Pokemon's own type. As for TMs, Pokemon understandably can learn almost any TM move that is the same elemental type as they are. TM moves outside of a Pokemon's own typing is where it really gets confusing. They can be anywhere from reasonable (Weavile can learn Shadow Claw) to a bit of a stretch (Charizard can also learn Shadow Claw for some reason) to unreasonable (''Geodude'' can learn ''Flamethower''? Emboar Emboar, a Fire/Fighting combo, can learn the '''Water'''-type move Scald!) ''Scald''!!) and sometimes just impossible (Alakazam, who is tailless, can learn '''Iron Tail'''.). You can't know what moves someone might have without looking it up.
15th Dec '15 4:01:40 PM Gingerkitteh
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* Trying to figure out which Pokemon learn which moves can be frustrating because sometimes there seem to be no rules as to what moves a Pokemon can learn at all. Moves learned by levelling up are fairly predictable and tend to be within the Pokemon's own type. As for TMs, Pokemon understandably can learn almost any TM move that is the same elemental type as they are. TM moves outside of a Pokemon's own typing is where it really gets confusing. They can be anywhere from reasonable (Weavile can learn Shadow Claw) to a bit of a stretch (Charizard can also learn Shadow Claw for some reason) to unreasonable (''Geodude'' can learn ''Flamethower''??) and sometimes just impossible (Alakazam, who is tailless, can learn '''Iron Tail'''.). You can't know what moves someone might have without looking it up.
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* Trying to figure out which Pokemon learn which moves can be frustrating because sometimes there seem to be no rules as to what moves a Pokemon can learn at all. Moves learned by levelling up are fairly predictable and tend to be within the Pokemon's own type. As for TMs, Pokemon understandably can learn almost any TM move that is the same elemental type as they are. TM moves outside of a Pokemon's own typing is where it really gets confusing. They can be anywhere from reasonable (Weavile can learn Shadow Claw) to a bit of a stretch (Charizard can also learn Shadow Claw for some reason) to unreasonable (''Geodude'' can learn ''Flamethower''??) ''Flamethower''? Emboar can learn the '''Water'''-type move Scald!) and sometimes just impossible (Alakazam, who is tailless, can learn '''Iron Tail'''.). You can't know what moves someone might have without looking it up.
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