History VideoGame / PokemonConquest

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%%* TheAnimeOfTheGame: One that's posted on [[http://info.nicovideo.jp/seiga/ranse/ Nico Video]] at least every other Friday.



* [[TheAnimeOfTheGame The Manga Of The Game]]: One that's posted on [[http://info.nicovideo.jp/seiga/ranse/ Nico Video]] at least every other Friday.



* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: During the main story, Oichi fills this role, not only running the tutorial at the beginning but also informing the player on the ideal type matchups for every kingdom in the game. She also warns that Shingen and Kenshin have more diverse teams and are not prone to PoorPredictableRock.

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* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: MrExposition: During the main story, Oichi fills this role, not only running the tutorial at the beginning but also informing the player on the ideal type matchups for every kingdom in the game. She also warns that Shingen and Kenshin have more diverse teams and are not prone to PoorPredictableRock.



* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Gal]]: Ginchiyo comes from a clan of Electric type users, and she's proud to bear that heritage. [[ShownTheirWork Just like in real life]] (minus the Electric Pokémon, natch).

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* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Gal]]: ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Ginchiyo comes from a clan of Electric type users, and she's proud to bear that heritage. [[ShownTheirWork Just like in real life]] (minus the Electric Pokémon, natch).
9th Jun '17 5:16:04 PM Gosicrystal
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* AnimalMotif: Several Warlords transform into wearing armor that resembles their Perfect Link (The only Pokémon they can reach 100% synchronization with), for example Kotaro's Zoroark claws and boa or [[UsefulNotes/DateMasamune Masamune's]] Braviary helmet.



* CriticalStatusBuff: Several abilities (Blaze, Overgrow, etc.) from the main series up attack power when the user is low on HP, but there are new abilities that do the same here, such as "Spirit" which restores HP and increases Attack when the user's HP runs low (but only once), and "Last Bastion" which increases Attack and Defense if the user is the last Mon standing.

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* CriticalStatusBuff: CriticalStatusBuff:
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Several abilities (Blaze, Overgrow, etc.) from the main series up attack power when the user is low on HP, but there are new abilities that do the same here, such as "Spirit" which restores HP and increases Attack when the user's HP runs low (but only once), and "Last Bastion" which increases Attack and Defense if the user is the last Mon standing.



* DevelopersForesight: Every battle is a TimedMission (10 turns for generic field battles, 15-25 turns for castle battles), and if the clock expires the "defender" wins by default. This may feel like TheComputerIsACheatingBastard during the main story ... until you have to ''defend'' a nation, where the time limit is imposed on your ''attackers''. Even if you can't actually KO your opponents, you may be able to HoldTheLine until the clock runs out and win by default. (However, note that just as you always moved first when attacking a castle, when defending a castle, your opponents move first.)
** And they knew people would screw up mid-battle and want to retry halfway through, so you can go straight to the title screen from the battle pause menu!
* DifficultySpike: Right after Fontaine. Another one on reaching Valora, Spectra, and Nixtorm.
** In the side stories, once you conquer about half of the available territories, your opponents will take notice, and their armies will recevie a sudden jump in experience to match yours, usually with them attacking you on the following turn.

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* DevelopersForesight: Every battle is a TimedMission (10 turns for generic field battles, 15-25 turns for castle battles), and if the clock expires the "defender" wins by default. This may feel like TheComputerIsACheatingBastard during the main story ... until you have to ''defend'' a nation, where the time limit is imposed on your ''attackers''. Even if you can't actually KO your opponents, you may be able to HoldTheLine until the clock runs out and win by default. (However, default (however, note that just as you always moved first when attacking a castle, when defending a castle, your opponents move first.)
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first). And they knew people would screw up mid-battle and want to retry halfway through, so you can go straight to the title screen from the battle pause menu!
* DifficultySpike: Right after Fontaine. Another one on reaching Valora, Spectra, and Nixtorm.
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In the side stories, once you conquer about half of the available territories, your opponents will take notice, and their armies will recevie a sudden jump in experience to match yours, usually with them attacking you on the following turn.turn.
%%** Right after Fontaine.
%%** On reaching Valora, Spectra, and Nixtorm.



** Another example is choosing to evolve your Eevee into Glaceon. To do so, you need to use it in Nixtorm... the ''last'' nation before the final battle. As a tradeoff, you'll be super-effective against ''all'' of Nobunaga's Dragon-type Pokémon.

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** Another example is choosing Choosing to evolve your Eevee into Glaceon. To do so, you need to use it in Nixtorm... the ''last'' nation before the final battle. As a tradeoff, you'll be super-effective against ''all'' of Nobunaga's Dragon-type Pokémon.



* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai

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* %%* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai



* FriendlyEnemy: Shingen and Kenshin, just like in history. Especially noticeable in their postgame episodes.

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* FriendlyEnemy: FriendlyEnemy:
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Shingen and Kenshin, just like in history. Especially noticeable in their postgame episodes.



* GuideDangIt

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* GuideDangItGuideDangIt:



* ILetYouWin[=/=]XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Pulled by Nobunaga. He claims that he allowed you to unify the 17 nations and make Arceus appear, so that he can capture it himself.]] This is somewhat evident in gameplay, since the initial battle with the character is fairly easy, and the character's remarkably level-headed about losing to you.

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* ILetYouWin[=/=]XanatosGambit: ILetYouWin: [[spoiler: Pulled by Nobunaga. He claims that he allowed you to unify the 17 nations and make Arceus appear, so that he can capture it himself.]] This is somewhat evident in gameplay, since the initial battle with the character is fairly easy, and the character's remarkably level-headed about losing to you.



** Also, Abilities activating. Grass Guard doesn't activate on grass? The attack misses. Stealth - activates only when it makes attack miss. Sturdy activates despite that attack shouldn't OHKO it? You likely got a crit.

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** Also, Abilities activating. Grass Guard doesn't activate on grass? The attack misses. Stealth - activates only when it makes attack miss. Sturdy activates despite that attack shouldn't OHKO it? You likely got a crit.



* JustifiedTutorial:
** The nations surrounding the starting one specialize in Fire, Water and Grass types, so fighting them serves as an indirect tutorial on type matchups. Mitsunari, Masanori, and Kiyomasa even recommend which one you should challenge next.
** Also, each of those introduces another gameplay mechanic; Ignis shows you about terrain, Greenleaf gives you banner battles, and Motochika's taunt at the start is accompanied by the notice about running out the clock automatically giving the defender victory.

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* JustifiedTutorial:
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JustifiedTutorial: The nations surrounding the starting one specialize in Fire, Water and Grass types, so fighting them serves as an indirect tutorial on type matchups. Mitsunari, Masanori, and Kiyomasa even recommend which one you should challenge next.
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next. Also, each of those introduces another gameplay mechanic; Ignis shows you about terrain, Greenleaf gives you banner battles, and Motochika's taunt at the start is accompanied by the notice about running out the clock automatically giving the defender victory.



** ReusedCharacterDesign: All the human NPC character designs originated in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 3''.



** As covered under UnwinnableByDesign, Terrara is easy to conquer due to how the sandstorm feature of the stage works. The player can use this to their advantage by retreating their army from Terrara when attacked, then moving in next turn to take it back, and in only three rounds if their Pokémon have enough range and they know how to position them right. And because you don't need to fight, just to seize the banners, you can send over a team of weaklings to do it and get them a pretty significant power boost. Rinse and repeat next month ad infinitum for quick and easy level grinding.

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** As covered under UnwinnableByDesign, Terrara is easy to conquer due to how the sandstorm feature of the stage works. The player can use this to their advantage by retreating their army from Terrara when attacked, then moving in next turn to take it back, and in only three rounds if their Pokémon have enough range and they know how to position them right. And because you don't need to fight, just to seize the banners, you can send over a team of weaklings to do it and get them a pretty significant power boost. Rinse and repeat next month ad infinitum for quick and easy level grinding.



** As covered throughout the rest of the page, some of the evolved Pokémon are not as effective as their unevolved forms, which creates problems when you need a high link level with that Pokémon for a Warlord to transform. Link level does not change upon evolution, so there's nothing that says you can't, for example in the case of Shingen, get him a Rhydon, raise his link with it, and then evolve it, instead of raising his link with his initial Rhyperior.

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** As covered throughout the rest of the page, some Some of the evolved Pokémon are not as effective as their unevolved forms, which creates problems when you need a high link level with that Pokémon for a Warlord to transform. Link level does not change upon evolution, so there's nothing that says you can't, for example in the case of Shingen, get him a Rhydon, raise his link with it, and then evolve it, instead of raising his link with his initial Rhyperior.



** All of the nations have one too.
* TheMedic: Oichi's Warlord Power heals your whole team, so she could be considered one.
** CombatMedic: However, after evolution her Wigglytuff and its Hyper Voice attack is actually a force to reckoned with.

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** %%** All of the nations have one too.
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* TheMedic: Oichi's Warlord Power heals your whole team, so she could be considered one.
** CombatMedic:
one. However, after evolution her Wigglytuff and its Hyper Voice attack [[CombatMedic is actually a force to reckoned with.with]].



* {{Mons}}: Obviously.

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* {{Mons}}: Obviously.The Pokémon.



* NintendoHard: It's a {{Pokemon}} crossover game, after all.

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* NintendoHard: It's a {{Pokemon}} crossover game, after all.%%* NintendoHard



* [[OneManArmy One]] [[JustForPun Mon]] [[OneManArmy Army]]: As always, the assorted pseudo-legendaries and legendaries, along with numerous other fully evolved Pokémon.

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* [[OneManArmy One]] [[JustForPun Mon]] [[OneManArmy Army]]: OneManArmy: As always, the assorted pseudo-legendaries and legendaries, along with numerous other fully evolved Pokémon.



* [[PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling Peninsula of Power Linking]]: Terrara and Pugilis. Both of them are banner battles with gimmicks that make them ''insanely'' easy to win repeatedly (given the proper team). Since they're right next to each other, this means that you can capture one, leave the other completely empty and ripe for the taking, and let the AI overtake it. Retake it, then let the AI overtake the other one. Rinse and repeat until transformation.

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* [[PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling Peninsula of Power Linking]]: PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling: Terrara and Pugilis. Both of them are banner battles with gimmicks that make them ''insanely'' easy to win repeatedly (given the proper team). Since they're right next to each other, this means that you can capture one, leave the other completely empty and ripe for the taking, and let the AI overtake it. Retake it, then let the AI overtake the other one. Rinse and repeat until transformation.



* [[AnimalMotif Pokémon Motif]]: Several Warlords transform into wearing armor that resembles their Perfect Link (The only Pokémon they can reach 100% synchronization with), for example Kotaro's Zoroark claws and boa or [[UsefulNotes/DateMasamune Masamune's]] Braviary helmet.



* ReusedCharacterDesign: All the human NPC character designs originated in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 3''.



* TurnBasedStrategy

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* %%* TurnBasedStrategy
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Once you control a majority of territories on the map (e.g. nine of 17, five of eight, four of seven, etc.) the opposing warlords will [[RubberBandAI jump the levels of its mons to match yours]]. Except it doesn't work correctly: the level jump is decided by your strongest nation (regardless of how many people are in there) and how many nations you have adjacent to their territories and how strong their allies get. Which means if say you have someone surrounded on all sides with 6 warriors in your strongest nation with a strength of 1500 and they have 4 people their levels will jump up to match yours but because it's split between 4 instead of 6, they're a hell of a lot harder to beat. On the other hand, this can fail spectacularly if it messes up and instead they'll be at half your strength instead.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: TheComputerIsACheatingBastard:
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Once you control a majority of territories on the map (e.g. nine of 17, five of eight, four of seven, etc.) the opposing warlords will [[RubberBandAI jump the levels of its mons to match yours]]. Except it doesn't work correctly: the level jump is decided by your strongest nation (regardless of how many people are in there) and how many nations you have adjacent to their territories and how strong their allies get. Which means if say you have someone surrounded on all sides with 6 warriors in your strongest nation with a strength of 1500 and they have 4 people their levels will jump up to match yours but because it's split between 4 instead of 6, they're a hell of a lot harder to beat. On the other hand, this can fail spectacularly if it messes up and instead they'll be at half your strength instead.instead.
** Enemies will normally not attack Mons they can't damage, ie. Ground against Flying types or levitating mons. Yet they can tell a Zorua/Zoroark disguised by its Illusion ability and will attack it accordingly. This makes Illusion worse than useless, since it might confuse the player, especially if it's disguised as a Lilligant or Haxorus, who both have the same attack pattern as Zoroark. For a lesser example, warp tiles take effect ''after'' a Pokemon has moved to a square and their turn has ended, right? Not if a Pokemon is confused -- a confused Pokemon can move onto one, warp around, ''then immediately attack'' on the same turn.



* LostForever: Two in-game events and three Warlord episodes were available over Wi-Fi [[note]]Motochika and Motonari show up during the main game, Hideyoshi gets frickin' ''Reshiram'', as well as Keiji, Okuni, and Ranmaru's chapters[[/note]] until New Year's Eve of 2012. [[NoExportForYou Unless you're in Japan]], in which case those suckers are never gonna stop transmitting. Subverted in the end, though: unknown to many people, said Wi-Fi downloadable missions turned out to have hidden passwords within the game code that anybody can use without the use of hacks. This is a grave case of GuideDangIt as this was never officially stated to the public.



* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Enemies will normally not attack Mons they can't damage, ie. Ground against Flying types or levitating mons. Yet they can tell a Zorua/Zoroark disguised by its Illusion ability and will attack it accordingly. This makes Illusion worse than useless, since it might confuse the player, especially if it's disguised as a Lilligant or Haxorus, who both have the same attack pattern as Zoroark. For a lesser example, warp tiles take effect ''after'' a Pokemon has moved to a square and their turn has ended, right? Not if a Pokemon is confused -- a confused Pokemon can move onto one, warp around, ''then immediately attack'' on the same turn.



* {{Stripperific}}: Kai when upgraded. Kunoichi always, but even more so upgraded.



* {{Stripperific}}: Kai when upgraded. Kunoichi always, but even more so upgraded.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Despite fighting alongside Masamune, it's obvious Magoichi doesn't like him very much. In fact, one of the requirements for his evolution is for Masamune to ''not'' be in the same nation!

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* {{Stripperific}}: Kai when upgraded. Kunoichi always, but even more so upgraded.
TemporaryOnlineContent: Two in-game events and three Warlord episodes were available over Wi-Fi [[note]]Motochika and Motonari show up during the main game, Hideyoshi gets frickin' ''Reshiram'', as well as Keiji, Okuni, and Ranmaru's chapters[[/note]] until New Year's Eve of 2012. [[NoExportForYou Unless you're in Japan]], in which case those suckers are never gonna stop transmitting. Subverted in the end, though: unknown to many people, said Wi-Fi downloadable missions turned out to have hidden passwords within the game code that anybody can use without the use of hacks. This is a grave case of GuideDangIt as this was never officially stated to the public.* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Despite fighting alongside Masamune, it's obvious Magoichi doesn't like him very much. In fact, one of the the
requirements for his evolution is for Masamune to ''not'' be in the same nation!
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** There are several Crystal held items that enhance all of a certain Warlord's stats [[spoiler:and cause a Legendary Pokémon to appear in a given kingdom, allowing that Warlord to Link with it]], obtained by transforming that certain Warlord to Rank II. Under normal circumstances, this ''is'' practical; however, Nobunaga Rank II has a ''96-100-100'' stat distribution out of ''100-100-100'', meaning that [[spoiler:legendary Pokemon encounter]] aside, it's really just sentimental.
*** Actually, if his stats exceed the maximum, the overflow goes DIRECTLY to his Pokemon's Defense and Speed, raising them each by at least 80 points and making this far from useless.
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** If you command a Warlord to move to a non-adjacent nation, they travel ''by blimp.''

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** If you command a Warlord to move to a non-adjacent nation, they travel ''by blimp.''blimp''.



** When Keiji's Warrior Skill is activated his dialogue comes up 'Set your faces to stunned!' [[JustForPun Pretty funny,]] but then you realise that this samurai warrior from Sengoku Period pre-unification Japan ''has just made a StarTrek reference.''

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** When Keiji's Warrior Skill is activated his dialogue comes up 'Set your faces to stunned!' [[JustForPun Pretty funny,]] but then you realise that this samurai warrior from Sengoku Period pre-unification Japan ''has just made a StarTrek Franchise/StarTrek reference.''



* AntiFrustrationFeature: After a time you'll notice that in regards to flinching - whether naturally from moves, or forced by Warrior/Warlord abilities - the game will ''never'' let any pokemon [[note]] on either side[[/note]] flinch twice in a row. As flinch effectively forces you to skip your turn completely, it's a welcome relief.

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* AntiFrustrationFeature: After a time you'll notice that in regards to flinching - whether naturally from moves, or forced by Warrior/Warlord abilities - the game will ''never'' let any pokemon Pokémon [[note]] on either side[[/note]] flinch twice in a row. As flinch effectively forces you to skip your turn completely, it's a welcome relief.



** In banner battles, the AI frequently prioritizes claiming/holding a banner over attacking your Pokemon -- it will usually refuse to move away from a banner it has claimed, even if doing so can allow it to KO a nearby opponent with a supereffective move. Even if it's the only Pokemon remaining on the field, it will usually stay underneath the banner rather than try to move about and claim the rest (not that a lone Pokemon has much chance of that anyway, but still). Pugilis is easy to win for these reasons alone, as its banners are located on the corners of a small arena ring (where any attack knocks a Pokemon out of the ring, forcing them to spend several turns looping back to the ring's chokepoint entrances).

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** In banner battles, the AI frequently prioritizes claiming/holding a banner over attacking your Pokemon -- it will usually refuse to move away from a banner it has claimed, even if doing so can allow it to KO a nearby opponent with a supereffective super-effective move. Even if it's the only Pokemon remaining on the field, it will usually stay underneath the banner rather than try to move about and claim the rest (not that a lone Pokemon has much chance of that anyway, but still). Pugilis is easy to win for these reasons alone, as its banners are located on the corners of a small arena ring (where any attack knocks a Pokemon out of the ring, forcing them to spend several turns looping back to the ring's chokepoint entrances).



* BlessedWithSuck: Ranged attacks can hit multiple enemies at once and from far away, but inevitably the problem is going to come up that you can't attack because you'll hit someone you don't want to hit, like an enemy Warlord's Pokémon you want to knock out with your own Warlord's Pokémon to recruit them, or even one of your own team. There's also two types of moves, some hit all squares in front, some hit one square one or two tiles away. In the case of the latter, this can result in situations where the opponent is too close to be hit and the terrain won't allow you to move in such a way to get them in range, and also allows the possibility of being surrounded and dying by DeathOfAThousandCuts as they're unable to fight back against weaker enemies solely due to their range being too high.
** [[spoiler: It's very possible that, at the end of the Legend of Ransei story, your best pokemon on your hero/heroine is more powerful than Arceus, who you are forced to use. Especially true if you chose to evolve Eevee into Glaceon, which would be able to attack Rayquaza for ''4x damage'' if only you were allowed to use it.]]

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* BlessedWithSuck: BlessedWithSuck:
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Ranged attacks can hit multiple enemies at once and from far away, but inevitably the problem is going to come up that you can't attack because you'll hit someone you don't want to hit, like an enemy Warlord's Pokémon you want to knock out with your own Warlord's Pokémon to recruit them, or even one of your own team. There's also two types of moves, some hit all squares in front, some hit one square one or two tiles away. In the case of the latter, this can result in situations where the opponent is too close to be hit and the terrain won't allow you to move in such a way to get them in range, and also allows the possibility of being surrounded and dying by DeathOfAThousandCuts as they're unable to fight back against weaker enemies solely due to their range being too high.
** [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's very possible that, at the end of the Legend of Ransei story, your best pokemon Pokémon on your hero/heroine is more powerful than Arceus, who you are forced to use. Especially true if you chose to evolve Eevee into Glaceon, which would be able to attack Rayquaza for ''4x damage'' if only you were allowed to use it.]]



* BraggingRightsReward: [[spoiler: The hero's final form, Black Rayquazam and Arceus]] can only be acquired in the very last episode, which is only playable once every other storyline is available. Once you can get them, you can barely get any use out of them and don't need them to complete the last episode anyway.

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* BraggingRightsReward: [[spoiler: The hero's final form, Black Rayquazam Rayquaza, and Arceus]] can only be acquired in the very last episode, which is only playable once every other storyline is available. Once you can get them, you can barely get any use out of them and don't need them to complete the last episode anyway.



** In the final episode, all enemy Warlords appear in their evolved forms, with their Perfect Link pokémon at a much higher level than the rest of their armies, and all lands are fully developed at the outset, giving them immediate access to wide resources. [[spoiler: But there is a GameBreaker you can exploit -- equip a few Guardian Charms and it can become easier than even the first chapter.]]

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** In the final episode, all enemy Warlords appear in their evolved forms, with their Perfect Link pokémon Pokémon at a much higher level than the rest of their armies, and all lands are fully developed at the outset, giving them immediate access to wide resources. [[spoiler: But there is a GameBreaker you can exploit -- equip a few Guardian Charms and it can become easier than even the first chapter.]]



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Yoshimoto. For one, [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame he doesn't realize losing a battle means losing his castle until one of his retainers informs him.]] He also seems to think he's playing a ball game called "Pokémari" rather than actually battling. He's also quite the ManChild.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Yoshimoto. For one, [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame he doesn't realize losing a battle means losing his castle until one of his retainers informs him.]] him]]. He also seems to think he's playing a ball game called "Pokémari" rather than actually battling. He's also quite the ManChild.



* DragonsUpTheYinYang: Generation V makes this ''mandatory''. Nobunaga introduces himself with ''[[ShockAndAwe Zekrom]]'' hanging off the top of your screen, and when you get to Dragnor he's ready to Bolt Strike your ass back to the Sengoku period. Though not as prominent, his ally [[spoiler:Hideyoshi]] can pick up ''[[PlayingWithFire Reshiram]]'' - which initially needed the Wi-Fi event, but can now be unlocked by the right code and/or randomly found in Ignis during Hideyoshi's episode. Oh, and before you start protesting that those dragons aren't Eastern enough for you: [[spoiler:Come forth! Rayquaza, black as night!]]
** Additionally, in Mitsuhide and Motochika's episodes, Nobunaga was given a Hydreigon[[note]]which is partially based off the Yamata no Orochi of Japanese myth[[/note]].

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* DragonsUpTheYinYang: Generation V makes this ''mandatory''. Nobunaga introduces himself with ''[[ShockAndAwe Zekrom]]'' hanging off the top of your screen, and when you get to Dragnor he's ready to Bolt Strike your ass back to the Sengoku period. Though not as prominent, his ally [[spoiler:Hideyoshi]] can pick up ''[[PlayingWithFire Reshiram]]'' - which initially needed the Wi-Fi event, but can now be unlocked by the right code and/or randomly found in Ignis during Hideyoshi's episode. Oh, and before you start protesting that those dragons aren't Eastern enough for you: [[spoiler:Come [[spoiler:"Come forth! Rayquaza, black as night!]]
** Additionally, in Mitsuhide and Motochika's episodes, Nobunaga was given a Hydreigon[[note]]which is partially based off the Yamata no Orochi of Japanese myth[[/note]].
night!"]]



* ElementalNation
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: All 17 types from the main series and the interactions between them are faithfully reproduced here, including immunities (e.g. Electric vs. Ground) and double weaknesses/resistances (e.g. Grass vs. Water/Ground).

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* ElementalNation
ElementalNation: Each nation represents one of the 17 types from the main series, excluding the yet-to-be-introduced Fairy.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: All 17 types from the main series (prior to the introduction of Fairy-types in VideoGame/PokemonXAndY) and the interactions between them are faithfully reproduced here, including immunities (e.g. Electric vs. Ground) and double weaknesses/resistances (e.g. Grass vs. Water/Ground).



* FrictionlessIce: Present in the Nixtorm castle battlefield, as well as any Level 3 Icy Mountain field. Any non-Ice Pokémon who steps onto it will slide clear across to the other side.
** Note: The ice doesn't effect Flying-types and Pokemon with Levitate.

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* FrictionlessIce: Present in the Nixtorm castle battlefield, as well as any Level 3 Icy Mountain field. Any non-Ice Pokémon who steps onto it will slide clear across to the other side.
** Note: The
side. [[note]]The ice doesn't effect Flying-types and Pokemon with Levitate.[[/note]]



** Figuring out some 100% links. Your only real hint is preferred type. What this means is ANY Pokemon with that type. If the warriors prefer normal, this means ANY Pokemon that has normal type (which means non-elemental birds are all included). If someone prefers two elements, it means any Pokemon with EITHER of them (Normal and Flying preferred means ANY Pokemon with the normal trait OR the flying trait). Even worse with Pokemon who don't appear in all the places with their traits, which means having them find it on their own can be a pain (For example, preferred type Flying? Send him looking for it in Avia. If it's Emolga, an electric flying type who only appears in Violight, he'll never find it.).

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** Figuring out some 100% links. Your only real hint is preferred type. What this means is ANY Pokemon with that type. If the warriors prefer normal, warrior prefers Normal-types, this means could mean ANY Pokemon that has normal type Normal-type Pokémon (which means non-elemental birds are all included). If someone prefers two elements, types, it means any Pokemon Pokémon with EITHER of them (Normal and Flying preferred means ANY Pokemon Pokémon with the normal trait Normal-type OR the flying trait). Flying-type). Even worse with Pokemon Pokémon who don't appear in all the places with their traits, which means having them find it on their own can be a pain (For example, preferred type Flying? Send him looking for it in Avia. If it's Emolga, an electric flying type Electric/Flying-type who only appears in Violight, he'll never find it.).



* HistoricalBadassUpgrade

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* HistoricalInJoke: During Mitsuhide's chapter, when attacking a nation defended by Nobunaga he'll say "The enemy is inside [Name of Castle]!" like he did in real life.

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* HistoricalInJoke: HistoricalInJoke:
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During Mitsuhide's chapter, when attacking a nation defended by Nobunaga he'll say "The enemy is inside [Name of Castle]!" like he did in real life.



* ImprobableAge: Motonari certainly seems to think so about the protagonist, to the point where he worries he's the old guard on his way out, much to the dismay of his retainers.

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* ImprobableAge: ImprobableAge:
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Motonari certainly seems to think so about the protagonist, to the point where he worries he's the old guard on his way out, much to the dismay of his retainers.



* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Hanbei starts coughing up a storm at the end of his episode. When Hideyoshi asks if he's sick, Hanbei's response was that he [[DefinitelyJustaCold got too excited.]] Kanbei doesn't buy it one bit causing Hanbei to tell him not to say anything.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Used by UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga no less! A few other characters, including Oichi, are also capable of effective links with Dragon-types, but none quite as notable as Nobunaga. [[spoiler: Except, perhaps, for Hideyoshi and Tadakatsu, who can link with Reshiram and Dialga, respectively.]]

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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Hanbei starts coughing up a storm at the end of his episode. When Hideyoshi asks if he's sick, Hanbei's response was that he [[DefinitelyJustaCold [[DefinitelyJustACold got too excited.]] Kanbei doesn't buy it one bit causing Hanbei to tell him not to say anything.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons:
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Used by UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga no less! A few other characters, including Oichi, are also capable of effective links with Dragon-types, but none quite as notable as Nobunaga. [[spoiler: Except, perhaps, for Hideyoshi and Tadakatsu, who can link with Reshiram and Dialga, respectively.]]



* InterfaceSpoiler: Averted. There are 199 Pokémon on the Pokédex-esque list at the start of the game. [[spoiler: Encountered legendaries raise that number to a maximum of 211.]]
** [[spoiler: The map of Ransei (and the shape of Ransei itself) is one regarding the identity of the legendary Pokemon.]]

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* InterfaceSpoiler: InterfaceSpoiler:
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Averted. There are 199 Pokémon on the Pokédex-esque list at the start of the game. [[spoiler: Encountered [[spoiler:Encountered legendaries raise that number to a maximum of 211.]]
** [[spoiler: The map of Ransei (and the shape of Ransei itself) is one regarding the identity of the legendary Pokemon.Pokémon.]]



* JustifiedTutorial: The nations surrounding the starting one specialize in Fire, Water and Grass types, so fighting them serves as an indirect tutorial on type matchups. Mitsunari, Masanori, and Kiyomasa even recommend which one you should challenge next.

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* JustifiedTutorial: JustifiedTutorial:
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The nations surrounding the starting one specialize in Fire, Water and Grass types, so fighting them serves as an indirect tutorial on type matchups. Mitsunari, Masanori, and Kiyomasa even recommend which one you should challenge next.



* LazyArtist
** The game's advertised [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters 200 warriors]] are comprised primarily of a little over three dozen different generic character designs re-used several times each with different names, type preferences, and abilities. Altogether, there's only around 70 unique designs for the generals, or about 107 if you're feeling generous enough to include the evolved designs.

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* LazyArtist
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** The game's advertised [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters 200 warriors]] are comprised primarily of a little over three dozen different generic character designs re-used several times each with different names, type preferences, and abilities. Altogether, there's only around 70 unique designs for the generals, warlords, or about 107 if you're feeling generous enough to include the evolved designs.



* LoopholeAbuse: As covered under UnwinnableByDesign, Terrara is easy to conquer due to how the sandstorm feature of the stage works. The player can use this to their advantage by retreating their army from Terrara when attacked, then moving in next turn to take it back, and in only three rounds if their Pokémon have enough range and they know how to position them right. And because you don't need to fight, just to seize the banners, you can send over a team of weaklings to do it and get them a pretty significant power boost. Rinse and repeat next month ad infinitum for quick and easy level grinding.

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* LoopholeAbuse: LoopholeAbuse:
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As covered under UnwinnableByDesign, Terrara is easy to conquer due to how the sandstorm feature of the stage works. The player can use this to their advantage by retreating their army from Terrara when attacked, then moving in next turn to take it back, and in only three rounds if their Pokémon have enough range and they know how to position them right. And because you don't need to fight, just to seize the banners, you can send over a team of weaklings to do it and get them a pretty significant power boost. Rinse and repeat next month ad infinitum for quick and easy level grinding.



** The trope-naming Magikarp appears in rank and file attendance here. Much like its incarnation in the main series, it's completely useless in battle until it evolves into the offensive powerhouse Gyarados. Abra, another example from the main series, shows up as well -- all it can do is "[[TeleportSpam Teleport]]" randomly about the battlefield. Unlike the main series, though, they can still be occasionally useful, able to grab prizes and banners. Dragon-types are also in prime form, starting with low stats and the very inaccurate Dragon Rage, then evolving into the powerhouses they are in the main series.
** Your starting Eevee, as an unevolved Pokemon, has somewhat low stats and a medium-power "Quick Attack" (its pluses being a fast movement range and "Celebrate" ability which gives a free turn every time it lands a KO) and may start lagging behind other Mons once you get the ability to befriend (stronger) wild Pokemon. Its evolutions on the other hand are quite powerful, but aside from one free set of fire/thunder/water stones for its original three forms, the game [[GuideDangIt doesn't explain how to acquire the other four.]] (Though considering two of those four--Leafeon and Glaceon--are location-based evolutions, it's not hard to make an educated guess for those at least.)

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** The trope-naming Magikarp appears in rank and file attendance here. Much like its incarnation in the main series, it's completely useless in battle until it evolves into the offensive powerhouse Gyarados. Abra, another example from the main series, shows up as well -- all it can do is "[[TeleportSpam Teleport]]" [[TeleportSpam Teleport]] randomly about the battlefield. Unlike the main series, though, they can still be occasionally useful, able to grab prizes and banners. Dragon-types are also in prime form, starting with low stats and the very inaccurate Dragon Rage, then evolving into the powerhouses they are in the main series.
** Your starting Eevee, as an unevolved Pokemon, has somewhat low stats and a medium-power "Quick Attack" (its pluses being a fast movement range and "Celebrate" ability which gives a free turn every time it lands a KO) and may start lagging behind other Mons once you get the ability to befriend (stronger) wild Pokemon. Its evolutions on the other hand are quite powerful, but aside from one free set of fire/thunder/water stones Fire/Thunder/Water Stones for its original three forms, the game [[GuideDangIt doesn't explain how to acquire the other four.]] (Though considering two of those four--Leafeon and Glaceon--are location-based evolutions, it's not hard to make an educated guess for those at least.)



* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Enemies will normally not attack Mons they can't damage, ie. Ground against Flying types or levitating mons. Yet they can tell a Zorua/Zoroark disguised by its Illusion ability and will attack it accordingly. This makes Illusion worse than useless, since it might confuse the player, especially if it's disguised as a Lillicant or Haxorus, who both have the same attack pattern as Zoroark. For a lesser example, warp tiles take effect ''after'' a Pokemon has moved to a square and their turn has ended, right? Not if a Pokemon is confused -- a confused Pokemon can move onto one, warp around, ''then immediately attack'' on the same turn.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Enemies will normally not attack Mons they can't damage, ie. Ground against Flying types or levitating mons. Yet they can tell a Zorua/Zoroark disguised by its Illusion ability and will attack it accordingly. This makes Illusion worse than useless, since it might confuse the player, especially if it's disguised as a Lillicant Lilligant or Haxorus, who both have the same attack pattern as Zoroark. For a lesser example, warp tiles take effect ''after'' a Pokemon has moved to a square and their turn has ended, right? Not if a Pokemon is confused -- a confused Pokemon can move onto one, warp around, ''then immediately attack'' on the same turn.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Early in the game, one nation you must conquer is Pugilis, full of Fighting-Type Pokemon users, which are supereffective against your and Oichi's Normal-type Mons. She points out that this is going to be an agonizing battle unless you send in a lot of other warlords and/or Pokemon that are better against Fighting-Types.

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Early in the game, one nation you must conquer is Pugilis, full of Fighting-Type Pokemon users, which are supereffective super-effective against your and Oichi's Normal-type Mons. She points out that this is going to be an agonizing battle unless you send in a lot of other warlords and/or Pokemon that are better against Fighting-Types.



* UnwinnableByMistake: The game's maps are not merciful to players who don't strategize well and prepare their teams properly. It's possible to completely ruin your chances of winning if you're not careful. On the flip-side, knowing how to exploit these designs can make the maps very easy to defend against the generally incompetent AI.

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* UnwinnableByMistake: UnwinnableByMistake:
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The game's maps are not merciful to players who don't strategize well and prepare their teams properly. It's possible to completely ruin your chances of winning if you're not careful. On the flip-side, knowing how to exploit these designs can make the maps very easy to defend against the generally incompetent AI.



* WakeUpCallBoss: Shingen and Kenshin's armies are ''much'' stronger than you're used to, and they're the first opponents to include fully-evolved Pokémon (Rhyperior and Gallade). Oh, and they add a variety of different type users to avert PoorPredictableRock.
** Though Kenshin will ALWAYS keep his Gallade on a flag, and his army will attack you one at a time mostly, so it's fairly easy to pick off the mons one by one, before ganging up on Gallade.
** Yoshihiro servers as one too: you have to be present in the fight and so does Oichi, who notes that Yoshihiro's Fighting-types have an advantage over your Normals. Only by exploiting the stage features (specifically, knocking opponents out of the ring before they can attack you) can you safely beat and recruit him (and gain a powerhouse as a result).

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* WakeUpCallBoss: WakeUpCallBoss:
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Shingen and Kenshin's armies are ''much'' stronger than you're used to, and they're the first opponents to include fully-evolved Pokémon (Rhyperior and Gallade). Oh, and they add a variety of different type users to avert PoorPredictableRock.
** Though *** Although, Kenshin will ALWAYS keep his Gallade on a flag, and his army will attack you one at a time mostly, so it's fairly easy to pick off the mons one by one, before ganging up on Gallade.
** Yoshihiro servers serves as one too: you have to be present in the fight and so does Oichi, who notes that Yoshihiro's Fighting-types have an advantage over your Normals. Only by exploiting the stage features (specifically, knocking opponents out of the ring before they can attack you) can you safely beat and recruit him (and gain a powerhouse as a result).



* WorthyOpponent: Yukimura sees the hero as this. It makes a lot of sense when you realise his specialty Pokémon is Charizard, which, according to the Pokédex, is also prone to this kind of behavior.

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* WorthyOpponent: WorthyOpponent:
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Yukimura sees the hero as this. It makes a lot of sense when you realise his specialty Pokémon is Charizard, which, according to the Pokédex, is also prone to this kind of behavior.
6th Feb '17 9:04:31 AM DrakeClawfang
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Much like the main series, many powerful moves have lower accuracy or negative side effects when compared to weaker moves. For example, Rhyperior's "Rock Wrecker" can one-shot just about anything, but cannot be used two consecutive turns in a row. Many of these show up after Pokemon evolution - see PowerupLetdown for more examples.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
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Much like the main series, many powerful moves have lower accuracy or negative side effects when compared to weaker moves. For example, Rhyperior's "Rock Wrecker" can one-shot just about anything, but cannot be used two consecutive turns in a row. Many of these show up after Pokemon evolution - see PowerupLetdown for more examples.



* BraggingRightsReward: [[spoiler: The hero's final form.]] You have to finish ''everything'' in the game that involves him or her before you unlock it, although it does make repeat runs through the final scenario a little easier.
** Most Warlord evolutions. With the time you would have to drag on the campaigns to evolve them (which usually involves acquiring their Perfect Link Pokemon and grinding it to a high Link level), you could clear several episodes.

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* BraggingRightsReward: [[spoiler: The hero's final form.]] You have to finish ''everything'' form, Black Rayquazam and Arceus]] can only be acquired in the game that involves him or her before very last episode, which is only playable once every other storyline is available. Once you unlock it, although it does make repeat runs through the final scenario a little easier.
** Most Warlord evolutions. With the time
can get them, you would have to drag on the campaigns to evolve can barely get any use out of them (which usually involves acquiring their Perfect Link Pokemon and grinding it don't need them to a high Link level), you could clear several episodes.complete the last episode anyway.
31st Jan '17 4:44:44 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: Two in-game events and three Warlord episodes were available over Wi-Fi [[note]]Motochika and Motonari show up during the main game, Hideyoshi gets frickin' ''Reshiram'', as well as Keiji, Okuni, and Ranmaru's chapters[[/note]] until New Year's Eve of 2012. [[NoExportForYou Unless you're in Japan]], in which case those suckers are never gonna stop transmitting.
** Averted in the end. Unknown to many people, said Wi-Fi downloadable missions turned out to have hidden passwords within the game code that anybody can use without the use of hacks. This is a grave case of GuideDangIt as this was never officially stated to the public.

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* LostForever: Two in-game events and three Warlord episodes were available over Wi-Fi [[note]]Motochika and Motonari show up during the main game, Hideyoshi gets frickin' ''Reshiram'', as well as Keiji, Okuni, and Ranmaru's chapters[[/note]] until New Year's Eve of 2012. [[NoExportForYou Unless you're in Japan]], in which case those suckers are never gonna stop transmitting.
** Averted
transmitting. Subverted in the end. Unknown end, though: unknown to many people, said Wi-Fi downloadable missions turned out to have hidden passwords within the game code that anybody can use without the use of hacks. This is a grave case of GuideDangIt as this was never officially stated to the public.
14th Jan '17 7:24:27 PM Geodude6
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** Additionally, in Mitsuhide and Motochika's episodes, Nobunaga was given a Hydreigon[[note]]which is partially based off the Yamata no Orochi of Japanese myth[[/note]].
14th Jan '17 1:11:41 PM Geodude6
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The game is set in the fictional region of Ransei, where warriors fight alongside Pokémon. You play as a young person who befriends an Eevee and has recently become the Warlord (leader) of a kingdom named Aurora. Legend states that he (or she) who conquers all of Ransei will unleash the Legendary Pokemon that created it. You must race to conquer all the other kingdoms before a Warlord named Nobunaga can, or else he will destroy the region. After completing the main story you further unlock bonus side-stories where the supporting Warlords each get their turn as the protagonist of their own focused tale with varying plots, such as a competition between the ninja Warlords, a beauty contest between the female Warlords, or trying to conquer enemy nations and/or recruit a large army to prove their worth to doubting enemies.

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The game is set in the fictional region of Ransei, where warriors fight alongside Pokémon. You play as a young person who befriends an Eevee and has recently become the Warlord (leader) of a kingdom named Aurora. Legend states that he (or she) they who conquers all of Ransei will unleash the Legendary Pokemon that created it. You must race to conquer all the other kingdoms before a Warlord named Nobunaga can, or else he will destroy the region. After completing the main story you further unlock bonus side-stories where the supporting Warlords each get their turn as the protagonist of their own focused tale with varying plots, such as a competition between the ninja Warlords, a beauty contest between the female Warlords, or trying to conquer enemy nations and/or recruit a large army to prove their worth to doubting enemies.
3rd Jan '17 12:05:53 PM treehugger0369
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** Your starting Eevee, as an unevolved Pokemon, has somewhat low stats and a medium-power "Quick Attack" (its pluses being a fast movement range and "Celebrate" ability which gives a free turn every time it lands a KO) and may start lagging behind other Mons once you get the ability to befriend (stronger) wild Pokemon. Its evolutions on the other hand are quite powerful, but aside from one free set of fire/thunder/water stones for its original three forms, the game doesn't explain how to acquire the other four.

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** Your starting Eevee, as an unevolved Pokemon, has somewhat low stats and a medium-power "Quick Attack" (its pluses being a fast movement range and "Celebrate" ability which gives a free turn every time it lands a KO) and may start lagging behind other Mons once you get the ability to befriend (stronger) wild Pokemon. Its evolutions on the other hand are quite powerful, but aside from one free set of fire/thunder/water stones for its original three forms, the game [[GuideDangIt doesn't explain how to acquire the other four.]] (Though considering two of those four--Leafeon and Glaceon--are location-based evolutions, it's not hard to make an educated guess for those at least.)
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