History YMMV / PokemonStadium

24th Jan '16 9:23:37 PM Spanks
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* VindicatedByHistory: Pokemon Battle Revolution got lukewarm reception all around when it was first released in 2007. Common criticisms being the game being a one-note 3D Pokemon battle simulator. Several years later, with Generations 5 and 6 since been released, Pokemon Battle Revolution steadily gained a lot more fans for what it was. The [[AwesomeMusic great soundtrack]], and the appeal of seeing your favorite Pokemon battling on the big screen wound up being BetterThanItSounds. Fans are now waiting for a Wii U follow-up to Battle Revolution.
24th Jan '16 9:15:04 PM Spanks
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** At least in master ball round 2, you could fish for Snorlax, which no matter what moveset it has, it is a reliable tank that can use every move to its advantage, and can power through every trainer except the Double teaming, status spamming Scientist and the Gentleman and his almost omniscient AI compared to every enemy in the game, who are the most dangerous trainers in the Master ball division. You get no such pokemon in the Ultra Ball division, and there are SIX dangerous trainers.

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** At least in master ball round 2, you could fish for Snorlax, which no matter what moveset it has, it is a reliable tank that can use every move to its advantage, and can power through every trainer except the Double teaming, status spamming Scientist and the Gentleman and his almost omniscient AI compared to every enemy in the game, who are the most dangerous trainers in the Master ball division. You get no such pokemon in the Ultra Ball division, and there are SIX dangerous trainers.trainers.
*VindicatedByHistory: Pokemon Battle Revolution got lukewarm reception all around when it was first released in 2007. Common criticisms being the game being a one-note 3D Pokemon battle simulator. Several years later, with Generations 5 and 6 since been released, Pokemon Battle Revolution steadily gained a lot more fans for what it was. The [[AwesomeMusic great soundtrack]], and the appeal of seeing your favorite Pokemon battling on the big screen wound up being BetterThanItSounds. Fans are now waiting for a Wii U follow-up to Battle Revolution.
20th Jan '16 12:47:52 PM AuraXtreme
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* GameBreaker: Pokemon Stadium 1 Substitute Mewtwo is what you get when substitute has been upgraded to block status (which didn't happen in the original handheld titles), OHKO moves, explosion, sometimes wrap moves, and stat reduction moves. It does reduce hp, but mewtwo has recover, making it near untouchable. Add in amnesia (which raises its special attack and special defense) and psychic (which no Pokemon is immune to, and even when resisted, 30% special drops), and nothing in the game bar a lucky speed tie (mewtwo or jolteon), or a thunder wave electrode can even inconvenience this monster. It is the single most broken moveset in Pokemon history.

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* GameBreaker: Pokemon Stadium 1 Substitute Mewtwo is what you get when substitute has been upgraded to block status (which didn't happen in the original handheld titles), OHKO moves, explosion, sometimes wrap moves, and stat reduction moves. It does reduce hp, HP, but mewtwo Mewtwo has recover, Recover, making it near untouchable. Add in amnesia Amnesia (which raises its special attack Special Attack and special defense) Special Defense) and psychic Psychic (which no Pokemon is immune to, and even when resisted, 30% special drops), and nothing in the game bar a lucky speed tie (mewtwo (Mewtwo or jolteon), Jolteon), or a thunder wave Thunder Wave electrode can even inconvenience this monster. It is the single most broken moveset in Pokemon history. Pokémon history.
** ''Battle Revolution''[='=]s Sunset Colosseum runs on a very annoying Select Battle where you and your opponent pick from the same pool of Lv 30 Pokémon. Each of your opponents chooses one of six pre-determined Pokémon, which you are also allowed to pick out. Girl in Love Grace has a Dragonair and a Gabite, both of which have Dragon Rage, and ''nothing[[labelnote:*]] that can appear at the Colosseum[[/labelnote]]'' has more than a hundred HP at level 30. So long as she does not pick both of them and have them both out at the same time, good''bye'', Little Girl.
31st Dec '15 8:52:25 PM VeryMelon
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* '''ThatOneBoss''': ''Dear Arceus''... there are many battles that could end up as that one boss in both Stadium games, and then there are standout bosses here that make you want to bring a transfer pack with your personalized and Stat EXP trained mons, particularly in Round 2. So many that [[ThatOneBoss/PokemonStadium it has its own page.]]
11th Dec '15 12:01:57 PM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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** The Cooltrainers in Johto Gym Leader castle are the last cronies you face, and they are a complete joke in both round 1 and 2, especially the male cooltrainer. The female cooltrainer really wants to utilize sleep moves as her main strategy, except its crippled hard by 2 main things: Sleep clause, and 1-3 turn wakeups, which even makes her Prime cup battles rather underwhelming in comparison with the other fights. The male cooltrainer literally uses first stage starter pokemon right before Clair, while in Round 2, he uses ''second stage'' starter pokemon, though they all do have some counter moves, without much of the stats. What makes this egregious is that they are intended to be the elite mooks of both the handhelds and especially Pokemon Stadium 1, and the fact that the commentary the announcer gives to the Male Cooltrainer: "He is sure to be a tough opponent!", especially since Pryce's Gym trainers, Team Rocket, and even Chuck's OHKO abusing underling are more dangerous, even in Round 2.
14th Oct '15 2:50:43 PM Medictf2
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14th Oct '15 2:25:38 PM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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* ThatOneBoss: There are many battles that could end up as that one boss in both Stadium games, and then there are standout bosses here that make you want to bring a transfer pack with your personalized and Stat EXP trained mons, particularly in Round 2. So many that [[ThatOneBoss/PokemonStadium it has its own page.]]
** Pokemon Stadium 1
*** The most infamous one boss of Pokemon Stadium is actually a trainer class that you normally find very early in the handhelds: The Lass. She is a notable case here because she is one of the very few recurring trainers like the Bug Boy (Bug Catcher) and the Lad (Youngster), and the first two are still easy leveled trainers even in round 2... but the Lass is a different story. In Round 1, she signals an unbelievable difficulty spike, because she always has two signature pokemon that are much higher leveled than the rentals, and are usually very powerful pokemon species in that particular cup. In Petit Cup, has this obnoxious Eevee, that, if you don't have a Gastly as a rental pokemon, will abuse sand attack and waste your rentals with double edges. For rental Geodudes, she will abuse toxic and sand attack, while wittling you down. Her partners aren't to be underestimated, since they can also cover rental Gastly, and abuse evasion moves. But the worst is Pika Cup. She isn't the first trainer in that cup to use a level 20 [[note]] That would be the Hiker, who has a slow, 4x weak rhyhorn as his signature [[/note]]; she is the first one to use 2 level 20s. They're fully evolved behemoths of water types, with some fully evolved level 15 members, including a psychic type, and a Meowth as the resident "joke" pokemon she rarely uses. Of the two level 20s, Tentacruel is so much worse than Gyarados, as it outspeeds it and every rental, has the highest special attack in the cup, surf, and it has Wrap. This is Round 1 by the way. She upgrades to two level 20 Dragon Rage users, and fully evolved teammates at level 15. If you are playing rentals in Round 1 for the first time, the words from the announcer "Oh its Gyarados/Tentacruel! Oooh... this one looks formidable..." [[ThisIsGonnaSuck accurately sums up you of what is to come from the Lass]].
*** Another notable trainer is the Gambler in certain rounds, usually Master Ball. His gimmick is using luck based moves... and the most dreaded of all is the OHKO moves. His strategy involves speeding himself up (usually Agility), or slowing you down (usually with paralysis attacks like Body Slam, Glare, Thunder Wave, or even Bubblebeam hax). Then he starts abusing Horn Drill, and there have been incidents where all of them hit. One very scary pokemon on his team is Tauros- it is naturally very fast, actually has two OHKO moves. Alongside two perfect coverage moves, Body Slam and Earthquake, it actually can destroy your party without even resorting to its 1-hit KO moves with critical hits. Fortunately, substitute Mewtwo, with good stats and Amnesia, can beat him with a little bit of luck.. but otherwise, good luck. You will need every bit of it against the Gambler.
*** The final trainer of Prime Cup Master Ball is a Male Cooltrainer with a '''Mew''', in both rounds. Round 2 kicks it up several notches, as his Mew has higher stats, '''softboiled''', and overused competitive teammates like ''Tauros, Exeggutor, and Starmie.'' To a lesser extent, the Female Cooltrainer in round 2 Master Ball, as she's the only one that can make the gamebreaking Substitute Mewtwo users think twice. How? With an Electrode that will outspeed and paralyze Mewtwo before it sets up, or just power through with Body Slam Snorlax. Good luck beating those two, especially with a rental team.
*** One particularly nasty example is the Fisherman in the Round 2 Pika Cup, who can select a ''level 20'' '''Alakazam''', [[note]]which is ironically one of the few legally accessible pokemon in that cup and isn’t even fully maxed out, especially on the Fisherman’s team with lv. 15 Golem, but it is ''by far'' the strongest Pokemon in Pika Cup, and effectively functions as an instant win nuke against rental Pokemon, so you better pray he never picks this if you are using rentals[[/note]]. The Lv.20 Alakazam can give even your Lv.20s a run for your money with thunder wave. It is extremely telling that your rentals have a better chance against the semi-illegal Lv.20 Dragonair with Dragon Rage, than a legal yet fully evolved psychic Pokemon... that has a very high crit rate, can always outspeed, and OHKO or 2HKO nearly every rental.
*** The Psychic in Round 2 Poke cup Master Ball. Unlike other cups where you could use transfer pack to get level 20s/30s for Pika cup and Petit Cup respectively, or use Mewtwo in Gym leader castle and Prime Cup, you won’t be able to brute force your way against this final opponent with such strategies due to level and pokemon restrictions. In the tournament cup with the most gimmicks, The Psychic has a high quality Psychic monotype team with some very high stats that can overpower many pokemon, (and not just rentals) with their broken psychic type attributes, such as status, high critical hit rates, high specials, ''Amnesia Slowbro'', 30% special dropping attacks and almost no weaknesses apart from a few secondary typed psychics. And Hyper Beam is at its worst in this game, since it has to recharge even if it KO's a pokemon at best, or worse, even if it ''misses'', so the psychic types can dominate normal types as well. Notably, yet unsurprisingly, Poke Cup Round 2 is the only tournament cup in pokemon stadium that has a different finalist from round 1 (which was the old man).This is considered to be the hardest battle in Pokemon Stadium for many transfer pack users, and as for rentals? The fastest rental, Electrode, is ''out-sped'' by the Psychic's Alakazam and Starmie. And he returns in Stadium 2, with an incredibly powerful Ultra Ball team that is stronger than six of the master ball teams in Poke Cup.
** Pokemon Stadium 2:
*** '''Any trainer with a Snorlax''' in Round 2, and are usually among the last enemies you face in the tournament. Snorlax is extremely versataile, extremely hard to kill, and can easily destroy your pokemon from the transfer packs (Including Mewtwo), especially rentals. Gym Leader Castle’s final boss, Pokemon Trainer Red’s signature pokemon is a Snorlax, and even among a team of legendaries, it is by far the most dangerous pokemon, but is covered well by the two non-legendaries. Prime Cup Semifinalist Skier Kathy proved to be ''much'' harder than the finalist (who has a Machamp, ''Raikou'' and '''Celebi'''), because her Snorlax has the most versatile moveset, and not many openings. It is the cornerstone of a very powerful team with Suicune, Kingdra, Jolteon, Tyranitar, and Scizor (who she almost never uses), and it's return attack is at max happiness, so enjoy 153 base damage from 110 base attack. Poke Cup Master Ball Finalist Pokemaniac Pedro’s Snorlax is level 55, has leftovers, and uses a Belly drum/Rest/Snore/Earthquake combo, and if he rests after belly drumming, you have already lost, but he could choose the much “easier” level 55 Dragonite instead. There is a reason why you never face Snorlax in round 1 Pokemon Stadium 2… outside of Challenge cup Master Ball. Swimmer Darcy has a high chance of getting Snorlax in round 1, that is capable of using attract, a team strategy among some pretty scary normal types like Miltank and Tauros. The only comforting thing about this is that none of them use Curse or Sleep Talk Movesets. (Except for the rare chance of gentleman Travis, an upcoming entry, getting curse, but never rest or sleep talk)
*** Pokefan Rex from Little Cup in Round 2 is several leagues above the other trainers in difficulty. His little cup team that consists of many “baby” pokemon that were once fully evolved in gen 1, like Chansey, Porygon, Onix, and especially '''Scyther'''. His elekid and slowpoke are no slouches either. This considered by many to be a difficult cup because many trainers have “box tricked” stats, and despite a breather semifinalist, he can obliterate rentals with his ''extremely'' overpowered team.
*** Pokefan Baxter, from Poke Cup Master Ball is one of the few semifinalists that prove to be harder than the Finalist, due to a very powerful team with no particular game winning strategy, but no openings either. He has a speedy thunder wave user (Electrode), two very speedy sweepers (Aerodactyl and Alakazam), the most powerful physical attacker in the game (''Thick Club Marwowak''), and a bulky wall (''Suicune'') that can just outright overpower your teams. Rapidash is the weak link of the team unless it is equal or higher leveled than you, in which case, it can simply Horn Drill your team.
*** Scientist Roberto and Gentleman Travis in the Challenge cup. Roberto in great ball has a wobbuffet to act as an annoyance, while the rest of his selections are difficult type combinations that abuses double team and status moves (and you can't use recover, heal bell, or rest to heal from status), especially in master ball. But Travis the Gentleman has the best AI in the game (which is no small feat), and a randomized team, and no matter what team he has, he will always have one particularly tough pokemon, and he can select the perfect choices to whatever the player chooses. Travis is the most prone to making tactical switching decisions and he will put up a tremendous fight with any pokemon he has. And you'll be in real trouble if either trainers uses a snorlax. In fact, Travis's AI is so high, and the Roberto is incredibly cheap with the double teams, that its highly recommended that the player resets his/her randomized team until he/she has snorlax in the master ball division, just to gather enough continues to actually defeat Roberto and Travis, who are very often the most dangerous enemies in the cup. Your only hope otherwise is that the Gentleman has a really crappy team, and even then he always has at least one pokemon that is very deadly). You will need every bit of luck, knowledge, options, and skill to take down the final two enemies in the Challenge cup Round 2.
*** Compared to what a joke he was from the games, Pokemon Stadium 1 included, Round 2 Pokemon Stadium 2 Bruno ironically became the arguably the hardest boss in Johto Gym Leader castle, as his incredibly powerful Machamp is paired with very powerful physical attackers. It is bulky, has insane coverage, and it hits very hard with Cross Chop and Rock Slide, but it also has Quick Claw, and worst of all, ''Fissure'', (ironically, it was a useless special moveset for Bruno’s Machamp in Red and Blue) that can ruin your day.

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* ThatOneBoss: There '''ThatOneBoss''': ''Dear Arceus''... there are many battles that could end up as that one boss in both Stadium games, and then there are standout bosses here that make you want to bring a transfer pack with your personalized and Stat EXP trained mons, particularly in Round 2. So many that [[ThatOneBoss/PokemonStadium it has its own page.]]
** Pokemon Stadium 1
*** The most infamous one boss of Pokemon Stadium is actually a trainer class that you normally find very early in the handhelds: The Lass. She is a notable case here because she is one of the very few recurring trainers like the Bug Boy (Bug Catcher) and the Lad (Youngster), and the first two are still easy leveled trainers even in round 2... but the Lass is a different story. In Round 1, she signals an unbelievable difficulty spike, because she always has two signature pokemon that are much higher leveled than the rentals, and are usually very powerful pokemon species in that particular cup. In Petit Cup, has this obnoxious Eevee, that, if you don't have a Gastly as a rental pokemon, will abuse sand attack and waste your rentals with double edges. For rental Geodudes, she will abuse toxic and sand attack, while wittling you down. Her partners aren't to be underestimated, since they can also cover rental Gastly, and abuse evasion moves. But the worst is Pika Cup. She isn't the first trainer in that cup to use a level 20 [[note]] That would be the Hiker, who has a slow, 4x weak rhyhorn as his signature [[/note]]; she is the first one to use 2 level 20s. They're fully evolved behemoths of water types, with some fully evolved level 15 members, including a psychic type, and a Meowth as the resident "joke" pokemon she rarely uses. Of the two level 20s, Tentacruel is so much worse than Gyarados, as it outspeeds it and every rental, has the highest special attack in the cup, surf, and it has Wrap. This is Round 1 by the way. She upgrades to two level 20 Dragon Rage users, and fully evolved teammates at level 15. If you are playing rentals in Round 1 for the first time, the words from the announcer "Oh its Gyarados/Tentacruel! Oooh... this one looks formidable..." [[ThisIsGonnaSuck accurately sums up you of what is to come from the Lass]].
*** Another notable trainer is the Gambler in certain rounds, usually Master Ball. His gimmick is using luck based moves... and the most dreaded of all is the OHKO moves. His strategy involves speeding himself up (usually Agility), or slowing you down (usually with paralysis attacks like Body Slam, Glare, Thunder Wave, or even Bubblebeam hax). Then he starts abusing Horn Drill, and there have been incidents where all of them hit. One very scary pokemon on his team is Tauros- it is naturally very fast, actually has two OHKO moves. Alongside two perfect coverage moves, Body Slam and Earthquake, it actually can destroy your party without even resorting to its 1-hit KO moves with critical hits. Fortunately, substitute Mewtwo, with good stats and Amnesia, can beat him with a little bit of luck.. but otherwise, good luck. You will need every bit of it against the Gambler.
*** The final trainer of Prime Cup Master Ball is a Male Cooltrainer with a '''Mew''', in both rounds. Round 2 kicks it up several notches, as his Mew has higher stats, '''softboiled''', and overused competitive teammates like ''Tauros, Exeggutor, and Starmie.'' To a lesser extent, the Female Cooltrainer in round 2 Master Ball, as she's the only one that can make the gamebreaking Substitute Mewtwo users think twice. How? With an Electrode that will outspeed and paralyze Mewtwo before it sets up, or just power through with Body Slam Snorlax. Good luck beating those two, especially with a rental team.
*** One particularly nasty example is the Fisherman in the Round 2 Pika Cup, who can select a ''level 20'' '''Alakazam''', [[note]]which is ironically one of the few legally accessible pokemon in that cup and isn’t even fully maxed out, especially on the Fisherman’s team with lv. 15 Golem, but it is ''by far'' the strongest Pokemon in Pika Cup, and effectively functions as an instant win nuke against rental Pokemon, so you better pray he never picks this if you are using rentals[[/note]]. The Lv.20 Alakazam can give even your Lv.20s a run for your money with thunder wave. It is extremely telling that your rentals have a better chance against the semi-illegal Lv.20 Dragonair with Dragon Rage, than a legal yet fully evolved psychic Pokemon... that has a very high crit rate, can always outspeed, and OHKO or 2HKO nearly every rental.
*** The Psychic in Round 2 Poke cup Master Ball. Unlike other cups where you could use transfer pack to get level 20s/30s for Pika cup and Petit Cup respectively, or use Mewtwo in Gym leader castle and Prime Cup, you won’t be able to brute force your way against this final opponent with such strategies due to level and pokemon restrictions. In the tournament cup with the most gimmicks, The Psychic has a high quality Psychic monotype team with some very high stats that can overpower many pokemon, (and not just rentals) with their broken psychic type attributes, such as status, high critical hit rates, high specials, ''Amnesia Slowbro'', 30% special dropping attacks and almost no weaknesses apart from a few secondary typed psychics. And Hyper Beam is at its worst in this game, since it has to recharge even if it KO's a pokemon at best, or worse, even if it ''misses'', so the psychic types can dominate normal types as well. Notably, yet unsurprisingly, Poke Cup Round 2 is the only tournament cup in pokemon stadium that has a different finalist from round 1 (which was the old man).This is considered to be the hardest battle in Pokemon Stadium for many transfer pack users, and as for rentals? The fastest rental, Electrode, is ''out-sped'' by the Psychic's Alakazam and Starmie. And he returns in Stadium 2, with an incredibly powerful Ultra Ball team that is stronger than six of the master ball teams in Poke Cup.
** Pokemon Stadium 2:
*** '''Any trainer with a Snorlax''' in Round 2, and are usually among the last enemies you face in the tournament. Snorlax is extremely versataile, extremely hard to kill, and can easily destroy your pokemon from the transfer packs (Including Mewtwo), especially rentals. Gym Leader Castle’s final boss, Pokemon Trainer Red’s signature pokemon is a Snorlax, and even among a team of legendaries, it is by far the most dangerous pokemon, but is covered well by the two non-legendaries. Prime Cup Semifinalist Skier Kathy proved to be ''much'' harder than the finalist (who has a Machamp, ''Raikou'' and '''Celebi'''), because her Snorlax has the most versatile moveset, and not many openings. It is the cornerstone of a very powerful team with Suicune, Kingdra, Jolteon, Tyranitar, and Scizor (who she almost never uses), and it's return attack is at max happiness, so enjoy 153 base damage from 110 base attack. Poke Cup Master Ball Finalist Pokemaniac Pedro’s Snorlax is level 55, has leftovers, and uses a Belly drum/Rest/Snore/Earthquake combo, and if he rests after belly drumming, you have already lost, but he could choose the much “easier” level 55 Dragonite instead. There is a reason why you never face Snorlax in round 1 Pokemon Stadium 2… outside of Challenge cup Master Ball. Swimmer Darcy has a high chance of getting Snorlax in round 1, that is capable of using attract, a team strategy among some pretty scary normal types like Miltank and Tauros. The only comforting thing about this is that none of them use Curse or Sleep Talk Movesets. (Except for the rare chance of gentleman Travis, an upcoming entry, getting curse, but never rest or sleep talk)
*** Pokefan Rex from Little Cup in Round 2 is several leagues above the other trainers in difficulty. His little cup team that consists of many “baby” pokemon that were once fully evolved in gen 1, like Chansey, Porygon, Onix, and especially '''Scyther'''. His elekid and slowpoke are no slouches either. This considered by many to be a difficult cup because many trainers have “box tricked” stats, and despite a breather semifinalist, he can obliterate rentals with his ''extremely'' overpowered team.
*** Pokefan Baxter, from Poke Cup Master Ball is one of the few semifinalists that prove to be harder than the Finalist, due to a very powerful team with no particular game winning strategy, but no openings either. He has a speedy thunder wave user (Electrode), two very speedy sweepers (Aerodactyl and Alakazam), the most powerful physical attacker in the game (''Thick Club Marwowak''), and a bulky wall (''Suicune'') that can just outright overpower your teams. Rapidash is the weak link of the team unless it is equal or higher leveled than you, in which case, it can simply Horn Drill your team.
*** Scientist Roberto and Gentleman Travis in the Challenge cup. Roberto in great ball has a wobbuffet to act as an annoyance, while the rest of his selections are difficult type combinations that abuses double team and status moves (and you can't use recover, heal bell, or rest to heal from status), especially in master ball. But Travis the Gentleman has the best AI in the game (which is no small feat), and a randomized team, and no matter what team he has, he will always have one particularly tough pokemon, and he can select the perfect choices to whatever the player chooses. Travis is the most prone to making tactical switching decisions and he will put up a tremendous fight with any pokemon he has. And you'll be in real trouble if either trainers uses a snorlax. In fact, Travis's AI is so high, and the Roberto is incredibly cheap with the double teams, that its highly recommended that the player resets his/her randomized team until he/she has snorlax in the master ball division, just to gather enough continues to actually defeat Roberto and Travis, who are very often the most dangerous enemies in the cup. Your only hope otherwise is that the Gentleman has a really crappy team, and even then he always has at least one pokemon that is very deadly). You will need every bit of luck, knowledge, options, and skill to take down the final two enemies in the Challenge cup Round 2.
*** Compared to what a joke he was from the games, Pokemon Stadium 1 included, Round 2 Pokemon Stadium 2 Bruno ironically became the arguably the hardest boss in Johto Gym Leader castle, as his incredibly powerful Machamp is paired with very powerful physical attackers. It is bulky, has insane coverage, and it hits very hard with Cross Chop and Rock Slide, but it also has Quick Claw, and worst of all, ''Fissure'', (ironically, it was a useless special moveset for Bruno’s Machamp in Red and Blue) that can ruin your day.
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14th Oct '15 2:23:21 PM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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* ThatOneBoss: There are many battles that could end up as that one boss in both Stadium games, and then there are standout bosses here that make you want to bring a transfer pack with your personalized and Stat EXP trained mons, particularly in Round 2.

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* ThatOneBoss: There are many battles that could end up as that one boss in both Stadium games, and then there are standout bosses here that make you want to bring a transfer pack with your personalized and Stat EXP trained mons, particularly in Round 2. So many that [[ThatOneBoss/PokemonStadium it has its own page.]]
5th Oct '15 8:21:30 PM AuraXtreme
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* ThatOneLevel: ''Battle Revolution''[='=]s Neon Colosseum. Colosseum Leader Rosie is the only one who can put up a fight with her own Pokémon; everyone else has horrible Pokémon with horrible movesets. The problem with this is that Neon Colosseum runs the Fortune Battle, which means that all twelve Pokémon on your pass and your opponent's pass go on a roulette wheel, and you throw Poké Balls at them. Even the Pokémon on the Rental Passes are better than your opponent's. There's a seven-or-eight slot delay between your pressing the button and the Ball landing, which means you need to be careful if there's someone particular you want to pick up. And since your first time through is a mandatory Double Battle, you need to throw your first couple Balls in preparation for ''any'' combination your opponent might catch. Yes, Sunset Colosseum runs a very randomized Rental Battle, but at least you're sharing the disadvantage with your opponent!
20th Sep '15 8:37:52 AM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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*** '''Any trainer with a Snorlax''' in Round 2, and are usually among the last enemies you face in the tournament. Snorlax is extremely versataile, extremely hard to kill, and can easily destroy your pokemon from the transfer packs (Including Mewtwo), especially rentals. Gym Leader Castle’s final boss, Pokemon Trainer Red’s signature pokemon is a Snorlax, and even among a team of legendaries, it is by far the most dangerous pokemon, but is covered well by the two non-legendaries. Prime Cup Semifinalist Skier Kathy proved to be ''much'' harder than the finalist (who has a Machamp, ''Raikou'' and '''Celebi'''), because her Snorlax has the most versatile moveset, and not many openings. It is the cornerstone of a very powerful team with Suicune, Kingdra, Jolteon, Tyranitar, and Scizor (who she almost never uses), and it's return attack is at max happiness, so enjoy 153 base damage from 110 base attack. Poke Cup Master Ball Finalist Pokemaniac Pedro’s Snorlax is level 55, has leftovers, and uses a Belly drum/Rest/Snore/Earthquake combo, and if he rests after belly drumming, you have already lost, but he could choose the much “easier” level 55 Dragonite instead. There is a reason why you never face Snorlax in round 1 Pokemon Stadium 2… outside of Challenge cup Master Ball. The only comforting thing about this is that none of them use Curse or Sleep Talk Movesets.

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*** '''Any trainer with a Snorlax''' in Round 2, and are usually among the last enemies you face in the tournament. Snorlax is extremely versataile, extremely hard to kill, and can easily destroy your pokemon from the transfer packs (Including Mewtwo), especially rentals. Gym Leader Castle’s final boss, Pokemon Trainer Red’s signature pokemon is a Snorlax, and even among a team of legendaries, it is by far the most dangerous pokemon, but is covered well by the two non-legendaries. Prime Cup Semifinalist Skier Kathy proved to be ''much'' harder than the finalist (who has a Machamp, ''Raikou'' and '''Celebi'''), because her Snorlax has the most versatile moveset, and not many openings. It is the cornerstone of a very powerful team with Suicune, Kingdra, Jolteon, Tyranitar, and Scizor (who she almost never uses), and it's return attack is at max happiness, so enjoy 153 base damage from 110 base attack. Poke Cup Master Ball Finalist Pokemaniac Pedro’s Snorlax is level 55, has leftovers, and uses a Belly drum/Rest/Snore/Earthquake combo, and if he rests after belly drumming, you have already lost, but he could choose the much “easier” level 55 Dragonite instead. There is a reason why you never face Snorlax in round 1 Pokemon Stadium 2… outside of Challenge cup Master Ball. Swimmer Darcy has a high chance of getting Snorlax in round 1, that is capable of using attract, a team strategy among some pretty scary normal types like Miltank and Tauros. The only comforting thing about this is that none of them use Curse or Sleep Talk Movesets. (Except for the rare chance of gentleman Travis, an upcoming entry, getting curse, but never rest or sleep talk)
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