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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...
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.
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.
Still, a mildly viable team means less grinding.
Yeah, Yellow was kinda half-assed to me. No Misty and Brock as companions? Only one Team Rocket battle?
Didn't you fight them ~three times?
Yeah, IIRC you fight them in Mt. Moon, Pokémon Tower, and the Game Corner.
And Silph Co., the last time you fight them.
"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
Not to mention most Grass-types come coupled with Poison, which is a great Mezzer-style type.
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.
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.
"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?
Ah, Breloom, Spore + Focus Punch = Bye-bye, Brother's Empoleon.
edited 21st Nov '09 6:51:42 PM by Parable
I remember when Exeggutor was the best Pokémon in the game.
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?
I remember when Hyper Beam halved your defence on contact, boosted up to 300 power, didn't have a recharge turn if it 1HKO'd something and you could sweep the entire E4 with some Ethier/Elexiers and a Zapdos/Mew.
edited 21st Nov '09 9:21:21 PM by PippingFool
Hyper Beam would actually have something resembling usefulness if it still halved the opponent's defense.
Hyper Beam halved defense? I thought that was Explosion/Self Destruct.
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
Wow, I never knew that. I thought I was pretty familiar with RBY, too.
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.
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