Welcome to the world of PokÃ©mon!
NOW SOME GENERAL BATTLING RULES. WITH CAPS
Oh Snap! March 22nd, everyone!
The important thing about Platinum is recording your replays and spoiling other people's precious secret movesets.
How do I play PokÃ©mon?!
Let's start with the basics.
Alright enough of all that let me show you how to really
Welcome to Solaceon Town, get used to it.
First you're going to need something with flame body, to make your eggs hatch faster.
Drop your pokeparents off here. Make sure they are awesome enough! Awesome parents beget awesome children.
Males pass down moves, females determine species and (when holding an everstone, 50% of the time) nature.
You'll be getting this a lot.
Now, let's ride around until they realize what a thin line there is between love and hate.
See interesting sights!
Meet interesting people!.....uh.. how's that egg coming? Better go check.
It is impolite to explain the facts of life to other people's children. He knows how it got there.
Let's ride around some more! Three cheers for a long, unobstructed stretch of ground.
Oh man, what's it going to be?
It's a GARDEVOIR! Great!
Some people like to nickname their hatchlings to keep track of them, but I don't.
Now we need to check to see if it's worth keeping. Lonely nature? This one obviously sucks.
I can't even stand to look at you. What a waste of time.
This one is more like it! Modest nature, but impetuous and silly? Not good enough for me, but maybe if you're just starting out this would be an ok result. It all depends on how much breeding you can stand. Patience is rewarded, however!
Holy shit! This is so great and rare that I'm going to give it a nickname!
This way you can tell it apart from a hacked shiny. Yep, the only way to be sure.
Looks like this passes preliminary tests - "Somewhat vain" indicates that the highest stat is in special defense, and that the hidden "IV" ends in a 1 or 6. Since 31 is the highest value, this could be good news! We'll have to do an IV check to be absolutely sure.
To do an IV check, we'll need to view our stats as they would be at level 100, which can be accomplished in an online level 100 battle.
View the summary of the pokemon you want to check. Yep, those sure look like numbers, but what do they mean? We'll have to plug them in, along with the nature, into an IV calculator, available at an internet near you.
This is Serebii's calculator! Well, this looks like a pretty good pokemon. When you get a good pokemon like this, you can either keep it, or use it as a parent to try and breed something even better!
HAHAHA, FAT FUCKING CHANCE, BITCHES
Well so that's all there is to pokemon breeding, now just go do that 5 more times and you're got yourself a team! Some people like to waste their time making really crappy pokemon, and some people like to waste their time making really good pokemon. The world of pokemon is one full of difficult choices.
- PokÃ©mon battles through Wi-fi automatically level your PokÃ©mon to either levels 50 or 100. So you don't have to train them to level 100 yourself, saving a lot of time.
-Sleep Clause: you may not put more than one of your opponent's PokÃ©mon to sleep at a time.
-Species Clause: your team must be comprised of six different species of PokÃ©mon.
-Suicide Clause: If both players are down to their last PokÃ©mon, the player with the first PokÃ©mon to hit 0 HP is the loser. In other words, using moves like Self Destruct and Explosion cause you to lose, even if it kills your opponent. However, using a move with a recoil that kill both you and your opponent is a win for you.
-No Legendary PokÃ©mon whatsoever.
-No Wobbuffet. You may ask "Wynaut?
", but you should already know.
-No Garchomp. You may ask "Wynaut?
", and I really couldn't tell you.
PokÃ©Mart: All PokÃ©mon trading can be done here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=25308
. READ THE RULES
Strategies that have been proven useful
GameFAQs, links posted by Kay
General Breeding/Customization FAQ.
Metal Kid's IV Calculator
Serebii's IV Calculator
Psypokes' IV Calculator
Marriland's PokÃ©mon Team Builder - Figure out your team's strengths and weaknesses!
Sprites from every game
Ken Sugimori art of every PokÃ©mon
Smogon is big on competitive battling
Serebii forums will melt your soul. Beware.
FAQ on trading and GTS
Serebii has one for battling
Bulbapedia... everything about PokÃ©mon. Has high traffic, so load times will be long-ish
And now, some useless knowledge!
- PokÃ©mon is a made-up composite word.
- None of the PokÃ©mons' names change in Spanish translations from either continent, yet, they change in France, Italy and some others. Oh yeah, Latin America hasn't got the Spain Spanish translation since the RBY days, by the way.
- Ledian is based on Pulseman, which is a character from another game made by Game Freak, but it was released on the Genesis/Mega Drive.
- Pulseman's nemesis was the Galaxy Gang. Sound familiar?
- If you evolve a PokÃ©mon with a Japanese name on an American GBA cart, and that name was the default one, it will keep its name. But if you do that on DP, its name will be the evolution's. It won't change if it's an actual nickname, though.
- Infernape is based on Sun Wukong, a character from a very old Chinese Book called Journey to the West. Sun Wukong is pronounced Son Goku in Japanese, and he bore a staff while flying on a cloud.
And now, some slightly more useful knowledge.
- You can get new wallpapers for your boxes in Jubilife City's TV station. Details here
- PokÃ©mon Battle Revolution sucks, unless you can find it for cheap.
- PokÃ©mon Ranch: PokÃ©mon go in, what comes out? MOTHERFUCKERS!
- You can check an Eggs Nature before it hatches. Heres how.
This isn't a hack, it's more a glitch in the game. It's a very useful glitch.
First, save before you pick up an egg from the Day Care Center, then head to a PC. I use the one in the Day Care Center, 'cause it's right there.
Now, you need two empty boxes next to each other, so that you can switch quickly from one to the other with L and R*. Put your egg in the first position in one box, switch to the box next to it (via L or R), and place a hatched PokÃ©mon in first position in this new box, so that it's in the same position as the egg.
*BlueNote: If your controls are set to L=A, then this won't work!
Next, use L or R to switch to the box with the PokÃ©mon in it. Hover your cursor over said PokÃ©mon, and you'll notice that a) the cursor will bounce, and b) a display at the bottom left will give you the PokÃ©mon's item, then type, then nature, then ability, before cycling through to item again. Get a feel for the rhythm (it's about four and a half bounces of the cursor between changes, roughly), then switch from the box with the PokÃ©mon in it to the box with the egg in it, just before the display changes from Type to Nature. If you've timed it right, you'll see the Nature of the PokÃ©mon in the egg for a brief second before it clears. If you're too soon, you may see the egg's Type briefly instead. Practice makes perfect! You can do the same for Ability too, by timing it just as the display shifts from Nature to Ability on the PokÃ©mon.
If the egg has the wrong nature or ability, simply soft-reset (L+R+Select+Start), talk to the Day Care guy, and tell him you don't want it. You have to say no to every option, or he gives it to you. Nature and Ability are set when the egg is laid, IVs are set when the egg is picked up. This is actually a notable difference. If you save, pick up an egg, and check nature/ability then hatch and check IVs, reload, and do the same, the nature/ability will be the same, but the IVs will be different.
Oh my god