History ScrappyMechanic / Pokemon

20th Sep '17 3:56:39 PM SpinAttaxx
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* Unlike many other {{Role Playing Game}}s, ''Pokémon'' games only have one save file. While a natural consequence of the original games pushing the UsefulNotes/GameBoy's limits, it becomes less and less excuseable with [[TechnologyMarchesOn the passage of time]], and this, alongside the ever-growing number of Pokémon to collect -- including all the Pokémon and items that exist only as TemporaryOnlineContent -- actively discourages players from starting a new game, lest all their hard work be gone forever with a lot of effort necessary to completely restore it (and if you have Mythicals? Better get out your hacking tools, because you'll never get legit ones again). The advent of ''Pokémon Bank'' soothes the pain somewhat (you can simply send all your precious Pokémon there and withdraw them after starting a new save), but event-only items like Mewnium-Z will still be lost.
15th Sep '17 12:50:30 AM MayIncon
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14th Sep '17 10:00:03 AM Meloelebi
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* In the Battle Tree once an opponent is scouted, should you encounter and scout them again you can never change the team they are using when paired with you in the Multi Battles. This can get annoying should you encounter them again with a better team than when you scouted them.
13th Sep '17 9:54:35 PM MayIncon
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* Pokémon that require trading to evolve are obnoxious enough, but the ones that also require a specific item to be held while trading in order to evolve are even worse. The items they need to hold are either rarely held by wild Pokémon, found only by Pickup users near the level cap, or the item is only available ''once per game.'' Fortunately, the one-of-a-kind items are purchasable in battle facilities starting with Generation VI. In some games, the trade-with-item evolutions are rare wild encounters, which can also help somewhat for those who just want them for Pokédex completion.

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* Pokémon that require trading to evolve are obnoxious enough, but the ones that also require a specific item to be held while trading in order to evolve are even worse. The items they need to hold are either rarely held by wild Pokémon, found only by Pickup users near the level cap, or the item is only available ''once per game.'' Fortunately, the one-of-a-kind items are purchasable in battle facilities starting with Generation VI.VI, but some of them are removed from being sold in Generation VII, forcing players to get them the hard way. In some games, the trade-with-item evolutions are rare wild encounters, which can also help somewhat for those who just want them for Pokédex completion.
6th Sep '17 7:20:54 PM BillyMT
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** The annoyance became such a point of debate that some of the fangames based on the franchise are praised because of their direct approach on IVs, like [[VideoGame/PokemonReborn giving them a dedicated tab on the Status window]] or [[VideoGame/PokemonZetaOmicron downright manipulating them]]. GameFreak eventually buckled down, and [[AscendedFanon ascended]] the latter in Generation VII, with the introduction of [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Hyper_Training Hyper Training]].

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** The annoyance became such a point of debate that some of the fangames based on the franchise are praised because of their direct approach on IVs, [=IVs=], like [[VideoGame/PokemonReborn giving them a dedicated tab on the Status window]] or [[VideoGame/PokemonZetaOmicron downright manipulating them]]. GameFreak The creators eventually buckled down, down and [[AscendedFanon ascended]] the latter in Generation VII, with the introduction of [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Hyper_Training Hyper Training]].
6th Sep '17 7:18:44 PM BillyMT
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** The annoyance became such a point of debate that some of the fangames based on the franchise are praised because of their direct approach on IVs, like [[VideoGame/PokemonReborn giving them a dedicated tab on the Status window]] or [[VideoGame/PokemonZetaOmicron downright manipulating them]]. GameFreak eventually buckled down, and [[AscendedFanon ascended]] the latter in Generation VII, with the introduction of [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Hyper_Training Hyper Training]].
6th Sep '17 8:38:06 AM PDL
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* Wonder Trade. It's a blind trade, you offer something for trade and a random partner is found to trade with you. The trouble is, the feature gets flooded with ComMons. People start using it as soon as they get the game, in hopes of getting good pokes. But all they have at that time are junk Pokemon from early in the game. And some are just lazy, wanting something for nothing. Either way, you'll get a lot of Zigzagoons, Wurmples and starters, and only rarely will you get decent Pokemon, [[VideoGameCaringPotential or]] (if you're extremely lucky), a [[OlympusMons shiny Arceus]].

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* Wonder Trade. It's a blind trade, you offer something for trade and a random partner is found to trade with you. The trouble is, the feature gets flooded with ComMons. People start using it as soon as they get the game, in hopes of getting good pokes. But all they have at that time are junk Pokemon from early in the game. And some are just lazy, wanting something for nothing. Either way, you'll get a lot of Zigzagoons, Wurmples and starters, and only rarely will you get decent Pokemon, [[VideoGameCaringPotential or]] (if you're extremely lucky), Pokemon.
** It's also possible that you'll get obviously hacked Pokémon. Like
a [[OlympusMons shiny Arceus]].Shiny Arceus.
6th Sep '17 8:34:16 AM PDL
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** Special mention goes out to ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver'''s Safari Zone. Unlike the original games, this remakes feature a Safari Zone that is annoying but for entirely different reasons. This Safari Zone is customizable and adding different environments and different features to those environments changes what Pokémon can be caught in those games (this game also boasts the largest variety that can be found in any Safari Zone). These features also "level up" so they may attract other species. Unfortunately, getting Pokémon like Riolu or Gible to appear here requires waiting. Lots of waiting. In order to get Gible to appear in your Safari Zone, you'll need add a certain number of plants and rocks to your rocky beach and wait up to ''200 days'' with that configuration.

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** Special mention goes out to ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver'''s Safari Zone. Unlike the original games, this remakes feature a Safari Zone that is annoying but for entirely different reasons. This Safari Zone is customizable and adding different environments and different features to those environments changes what Pokémon can be caught in those games (this game also boasts the largest variety that can be found in any Safari Zone). These features also "level up" so they may attract other species. Unfortunately, getting Pokémon like Riolu or Gible to appear here requires waiting. Lots of waiting. In order to get Gible to appear in your Safari Zone, you'll need add a certain number of plants and rocks to your rocky beach and wait up to ''200 days'' with that configuration.configuration in order for the trees and rocks to level up enough so Gible can just appear.
6th Sep '17 8:32:10 AM PDL
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** Special mention goes out to ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver's Safari Zone. Unlike the original games, this remakes feature a Safari Zone that is annoying but for entirely different reasons. This Safari Zone is customizable and adding different environments and different features to those environments changes what Pokémon can be caught in those games (this game also boasts the largest variety that can be found in any Safari Zone). These features also "level up" so they may attract other species. Unfortunately, getting Pokémon like Riolu or Gible to appear here requires waiting. Lots of waiting. In order to get Gible to appear in your Safari Zone, you'll need add a certain number of plants and rocks to your rocky beach and wait up to ''200 days'' with that configuration.

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** Special mention goes out to ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver's Silver'''s Safari Zone. Unlike the original games, this remakes feature a Safari Zone that is annoying but for entirely different reasons. This Safari Zone is customizable and adding different environments and different features to those environments changes what Pokémon can be caught in those games (this game also boasts the largest variety that can be found in any Safari Zone). These features also "level up" so they may attract other species. Unfortunately, getting Pokémon like Riolu or Gible to appear here requires waiting. Lots of waiting. In order to get Gible to appear in your Safari Zone, you'll need add a certain number of plants and rocks to your rocky beach and wait up to ''200 days'' with that configuration.
6th Sep '17 8:31:36 AM PDL
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** Special mention goes out to ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver's Safari Zone. Unlike the original games, this remakes feature a Safari Zone that is annoying but for entirely different reasons. This Safari Zone is customizable and adding different environments and different features to those environments changes what Pokémon can be caught in those games (this game also boasts the largest variety that can be found in any Safari Zone). These features also "level up" so they may attract other species. Unfortunately, getting Pokémon like Riolu or Gible to appear here requires waiting. Lots of waiting. In order to get Gible to appear in your Safari Zone, you'll need add a certain number of plants and rocks to your rocky beach and wait up to ''200 days'' with that configuration.
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