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TeChameleon Irritable Reptilian from Alberta, Canada Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Irritable Reptilian
Nov 21st 2009 at 9:52:56 AM

Oh, you have to...

Gah.

PikaHikariKT Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Nov 21st 2009 at 11:56:56 AM

I'm watching footage of Pokemon Rumble. Looks like a really cool game...daww, that cute little Rattata doesn't care if it gets its ass kicked.^^ Always liked them, capable of dishing a lot of damage...

Respect the Red Right Hand
Nov 21st 2009 at 12:05:12 PM

You know what I still want?

Remake of the OG, to be more anime accurate. With Pikachu as your starter, the other starters available in sidequests, Brock/Misty as an AI partner in doubles battles, and just a couple Gary battles, with Team Rocket replacing several in-game rival battles.

GoggleFox rrrrrrrrr from Acadia, yo.
rrrrrrrrr
Nov 21st 2009 at 12:11:27 PM

Pokemon Yellow?

Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.
BetaRay Web Slinger/Hope Bringer Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Web Slinger/Hope Bringer
Nov 21st 2009 at 12:16:25 PM

Sounds like he wants a better version of it.

Anyways I don't really see the point of training/breeding competitive teams in-game. It's just ridiculous the amount of effort you have to put into it.

You are not alone, and you are not strange. You are you, and everyone has damage. Be the better person.
Nov 21st 2009 at 1:00:50 PM

Nerd cred?

Still, a mildly viable team means less grinding.

Respect the Red Right Hand
Nov 21st 2009 at 1:23:15 PM

Yeah, Yellow was kinda half-assed to me. No Misty and Brock as companions? Only one Team Rocket battle?

Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Nov 21st 2009 at 1:33:48 PM

Didn't you fight them ~three times?

Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
Longfellow Fractally long
Fractally long
Nov 21st 2009 at 1:38:43 PM

Yeah, IIRC you fight them in Mt. Moon, Pokémon Tower, and the Game Corner.

It Just Bugs Me
PikaHikariKT Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Nov 21st 2009 at 1:41:15 PM

And Silph Co., the last time you fight them.

Nov 21st 2009 at 3:23:34 PM

"I find Grass-type Pokemon to be very sub-optimal. Better to just give a better Pokemon or two a Grass move to cover any Water/Ground Pokemon you might come across and be done with it."

Eh, the Ground resist is really useful, since only Grass, Bug, Flying, and Levitate ability Pokemon have it. Water and Electric are also good resists to have. As for weaknesses, while Fire and Ice attacks are fairly common, Flying and Bug aren't used that much outside of Same Type Attack Bonus and Poison just sucks balls as an attack type. People seem to underestimate Grass's defensive capabilities. Also, Leech Seed and Sleep Powder are really useful, and heck, Spore is one of the best moves in the game. I have used Sceptile to some success, for the record.

edited 21st Nov '09 3:24:52 PM by Cliche

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One Man Army
Nov 21st 2009 at 4:05:27 PM

Not to mention most Grass-types come coupled with Poison, which is a great Mezzer-style type.

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Nov 21st 2009 at 5:36:45 PM

I agree that the Grass type is better than people tend to give it credit for. Celebi, Abomasnow, Roserade and Breloom can be beastly, and I contend that Cradily and Exeggutor are among the most underrated pokemon in competitive play.

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I am now a shiny stone~
Nov 21st 2009 at 6:17:15 PM

Breloom's far tougher than its defenses suggest thanks to its new ability Toxic Heal, which makes it regenerate when poisoned. Between Spore and Subseed its a real terror to fight.

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Cortez Bien chicky starr. from Puerto Rico
Bien chicky starr.
Nov 21st 2009 at 6:41:13 PM

"Yeah, Yellow was kinda half-assed to me. No Misty and Brock as companions? Only oneTeam Rocket battle?"

Misty's sister and a brocks don't show up in the games canon, so they'd have no one to watch over the gym.

Besides, what would they do?

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Parable State of Mind from California Relationship Status: Star-crossed
State of Mind
Nov 21st 2009 at 6:50:36 PM

Ah, Breloom, Spore + Focus Punch = Bye-bye, Brother's Empoleon.

edited 21st Nov '09 6:51:42 PM by Parable

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Respect the Red Right Hand
Nov 21st 2009 at 8:31:33 PM

Besides, what would they do?
Doubles-battle partners, like when you face 2 trainers in the newer games.

Longfellow Fractally long
Fractally long
Nov 21st 2009 at 8:42:33 PM

I remember when Exeggutor was the best Pokémon in the game.

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TeChameleon Irritable Reptilian from Alberta, Canada Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Irritable Reptilian
Nov 21st 2009 at 9:02:00 PM

-*sigh*

Yeah, I remember when Steelix was an unstoppable force of destruction, too >.<

Pity the poor snake's gotten so nerfed- it's always been one of my favourites. It's a huge metal snake, what's not to love? tongue

PippingFool Arrivederci from A Bizarre Naples Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Arrivederci
Nov 21st 2009 at 9:44:30 PM

Hyper Beam would actually have something resembling usefulness if it still halved the opponent's defense.

Longfellow Fractally long
Fractally long
Nov 21st 2009 at 9:55:42 PM

Hyper Beam halved defense? I thought that was Explosion/Self Destruct.

It Just Bugs Me
PippingFool Arrivederci from A Bizarre Naples Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Arrivederci
Nov 21st 2009 at 10:01:37 PM

Actually it's all three.

Though Selfdestruct and Explosion are still useful for Suicide leads. The only thing that that HB has going for it is a Suicide Porygon-Z lead which can chip off 66% of HP from a Blissy with Full EV's in the SP Def stat, with 31 IV in said stat with Leftovers support and all.

edited 21st Nov '09 10:07:53 PM by PippingFool

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Longfellow Fractally long
Fractally long
Nov 21st 2009 at 10:04:38 PM

Wow, I never knew that. I thought I was pretty familiar with RBY, too.

It Just Bugs Me
Parable State of Mind from California Relationship Status: Star-crossed
State of Mind
Nov 21st 2009 at 10:14:29 PM

Speaking of Blissey, nothing is more amusing than seeing a Pokemon attack Blissey with a move that does damage to itself and then kill itself with the recoil damage thanks to Blissey's stupidly large amount of HP.

And it's a long way forward, so trust in me. I'll give them shelter, like you've done for me

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