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Pokémon (Tournament OVER) - Chen Wins! Also TRU Shaymin giveaway Feb. now-14th

BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Games and Technology
Welcome to the world of Pokémon!
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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 Pokémon?!
Let's start with the basics.
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Alright enough of all that let me show you how to really play pokemon.
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NOW SOME GENERAL BATTLING RULES. WITH CAPS

- Pokémon battles through Wi-fi automatically level your Pokémon 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 Pokémon to sleep at a time.
-Species Clause: your team must be comprised of six different species of Pokémon.
-Suicide Clause: If both players are down to their last Pokémon, the player with the first Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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.

Pokémon Resources:

PokéMart: All Pokémon 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
Natures Chart.

Pokédex.

General Breeding/Customization FAQ.

Pokédexes
Psypokes
Serebii's Pokédex
Marriland's Pokedex
Veekun -Narian

IV Calculators
Metal Kid's IV Calculator
Serebii's IV Calculator
Psypokes' IV Calculator

Team Builder
Marriland's Pokémon Team Builder - Figure out your team's strengths and weaknesses!

EV Training
Psypokés' Guide
Serebii's


Art Resources
Sprites from every game
Ken Sugimori art of every Pokémon

Community
Smogon is big on competitive battling

Serebii forums will melt your soul. Beware.

Wi-Fi Help
FAQ on trading and GTS
Serebii has one for battling

Everything
Bulbapedia... everything about Pokémon. Has high traffic, so load times will be long-ish

And now, some useless knowledge!

- Pokémon is a made-up composite word.
- None of the Pokémons' 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 Pokémon 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.
- Pokémon Battle Revolution sucks, unless you can find it for cheap.
- Pokémon Ranch: Pokémon go in, what comes out? MOTHERFUCKERS!
- You can check an Eggs Nature before it hatches. Heres how.
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Fear Drifloon!

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  • InvisibleInkInvisibleInk Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Well I fear the Rattata.
    I have a small handful of priority, one ghost, no rocks/spikes. I do have sandstorm, but maybe its not up yet? or maybe I didn't bring the Hippo.
    and its not like Rattata has to be at 1HP to deal damage with Endeavor. Even at full health it only has maybe 100 HP? That definitely sucks for anyone that doesn't have recovery.
    Anyway, its not going to devastate a team but it can deal an annoying amount of damage to most anything with little effort. How do you protect yourself from taking any damage? Switch to a ghost? Or have something with a priority attack already out and the Rat has to lose its sash to spikes or something.
    I don't think thats difficult for the fear user to avoid.

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    JaysonFour wrote: »
    BlueBlue wrote: »
    Exactly. The whole idea is that they don't see it coming. They probably can't see past their own shiny palkia to even know what you are using.

    Uh, Blue, even I could see that one coming from a mile away. You might see a Trapinch or three, but someone pulling out Rattata or Pidgey? Either that person has as much competitive experience as I do or they're hoping to play someone with as much experience as I have.

    Otherwise it'll raise one hell of an "Uh-oh, sneaky shit comin'" flag in anyone else's mind. You might get a couple of wins over newbies with it, but that's it.

    I notice you did not spell any of your words wrong in your post. You underestimate your own ability!

    People are dumb and it is funny to beat them up with a crappy pokemon. I do not understand how y'all are suddenly like "ha, why use that pokemon, there are much stronger ones!" That's my line~

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  • GigatonGigaton Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yay, new thread.

    Breeding and training is getting more and more tedious for me, but honestly the the thrill of battles is somewhat worth it. I'm only going to train about three more and then that's it for quite some time. Is there any info about whether or not breeding and EV training in Pt would go any faster/more efficient?

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    The best counter to a FEAR?

    A starter with fake-out :O

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): munkusbeaver
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  • ReynoldsReynolds Japan's Greatest Import Proto Neo TokyoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    So how are things going? The list of fights has gotten very small. I guess Speed hasn't caught up yet, which is ironic...

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    He is sick!

    Though considering round four was supposed to be over friday, we are not so far behind.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    Well, I still haven't had an opportunity to fight aggril.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
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  • RedMageDarionRedMageDarion Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Hooray new thread!

    I'm very nervous for Round 6.

    But in the end, I know that my love and trust for my Pokemon will show me the path to victory!

    (and make me into a Pokemon Master)
    Spoiler:

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  • AshtonDragonAshtonDragon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    You are only nervous because you don't want to fight Jugs :P

    Well, fighting dingus would also be tough, unless you already fought earlier or something.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    Anyone want to battle?

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Where be Chen? I probably missed him again. Guess I'll catch him tomorrow night.
    Sorry, I haven't spent much time on the internet these past days. I'll probably be on in the evening, but I suppose you'd have to be available as well. I definitely can't make it for tonight.

    Also, dang, RMD, how did you manage to win 4 games in a row? You cad.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Anyone want to battle?

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • RedMageDarionRedMageDarion Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Chen wrote: »
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Where be Chen? I probably missed him again. Guess I'll catch him tomorrow night.
    Sorry, I haven't spent much time on the internet these past days. I'll probably be on in the evening, but I suppose you'd have to be available as well. I definitely can't make it for tonight.

    Also, dang, RMD, how did you manage to win 4 games in a row? You cad.
    Be quiet you.

    You and your so-called "team"

    I blame the fact that I lost to you on not having had a chance to warm up yet... yeah, that's the ticket.
    Spoiler:

    EDIT: and Nerd, before you ask, I'm at work (on Saturday? UGH) so I can't battle.

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  • AggrilAggril Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Munkus and I will somehow manage to meet up! At some point!

    Mostly my fault, due to a mild cold and trying to figure out how to move a couple dozen boxes of random crap. But I'll be around, dang it!

    Meantime I think I'll make a second Armor Wolf, with a different moveset. He's been doing so well in his matches, I believe adding an egg move or two could make even more of an improvement. I don't think I'll be allowed to use the second one in this tournament, but I'll keep him for other matches.

  • Kay2Kay2 Registered User
    edited October 2008
    MushyRacer is using the only Floatzel in the tournament?!

    I'm very disappointed I missed sign ups for this, but not as disappointed as I am in Kay for not bringing Shivneas.

    Well yes you see right.

    I was experimenting with Sandstorm, as you can see from my selection. Shivneas kinda NEEDS Rain Dance to function, so... :|

    Also, my team selection is kinda crappy. I have... holes in there. Big holes. Some people exploit them and DESTROY ME (Zerokku), others don't, and we have pretty close matches (Reynolds, Jugs and Rockin.)

    I still believe that if I'd kept my cool and used <Move I Didn't Use> on <My Pokémon> in the last round of that fight with Jugs instead of what I'd done, I had a chance of winning. Then again, I hadn't seen his last Pokémon at all, but I had the possiblity of finishing off what he had out and being on near-max health. But I didn't and I got kilt, so hey!

  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I've decided to start culling through my ten-mile-long list of possible breeding material. Is Nature more important than IVs, or does it work the other way around?

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  • dingus xavierdingus xavier Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Nature is more important, although IVs are also crucual IMO. Also, nature is easier to breed for.

    Jugs, I'll be around all day if you show up to battle.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Nature is the most important, although some are interchangable like Relaxed/Sassy or Mild/Rash or Naive/Hasty. Then of importance are, depending on the role, speed and atk/spatk or HP and def/spdef.

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  • ZerokkuZerokku Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Woot. Finally have the internet back.

    And I now have a 360. Already sent you a friend request blueblue, if anyone wants to play me online sometime give me your gamertag. Mind if I add you RMD?

  • AggrilAggril Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Yeah, in order of importance I'd say nature and EV training are about even, with IVs being still useful but not as critical as the first two. As Chen said, in many cases there is more than one nature that can be useful for a given Pokemon.

    Best is getting a couple good Dittos, a couple given male Pokemon with good speed IVs, and a lot of spare time. Then you too can waste much of your time biking up and down Solaceon town.. I mean, er, be a Pokemon breeder!

    I'll be checking in a couple of times tonight, in case Munkus shows up. If our match is still on, that is.

  • Kay2Kay2 Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I've been wondering for some time if Munkus has a Bidoof/Bibarel avatar.

    Hey, maybe I'll breed a competitive (haw!) Bibarel and name it Munkus!

  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Sleepy Ferrets Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Alright, now that I have my dozen or so projects for Platinum in Egg form, I figure it's about time I start growing those damn EV berries so I can fix a few of my older guys. I have no clue what kind of spread I gave my old Togekiss, so it's about time she gets fixed seeing as she has just reached level 99.

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  • RedMageDarionRedMageDarion Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Yeah feel free to add me on Live, Zerokku.

    Man I can't believe that its been like 4 days since my last battle. All of you need to stop being Slowpokes and do your matches.

    Or put on a Choice Scarf or something to speed things up.

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  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Sleepy Ferrets Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Damn, never noticed that you have a 360 Darion. Will add you and Zerokku next time I log on.

    3DS: 0344-9387-2002 / PS4: MisterBeeb123
  • AggrilAggril Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Emerald's seventh badge, after all that build up, turned out to be a total joke. My Gardevoir traced Claydol's levitate, imprisoned Psychic and Calm Mind, then Calm Minded up til it could one shot all four of the psychic duo's Pokemon. For whatever reason Claydol kept trying to Earthquake even though Gardevoir was levitating and the other Pokemon I had out for the rest of the fight was Swellow. In the end, I never needed to bring out Mightyena. What a waste of hauling that dog around.

    Swalot and Lairon back on the team, and on I go!

    Oh yeah, and some random breeding project or another. As always.

  • ZerokkuZerokku Registered User
    edited October 2008
    And I'll add you two.

    Do I not have a match-up for round 5 yet? ;_;

  • JugsJugs Registered User
    edited October 2008
    You around now DX, sorry i was not around earlier prior engagements etc.

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  • dingus xavierdingus xavier Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I'm currently unable to access wifi, but I can battle in about 45 minutes. Will you be around then?

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  • JugsJugs Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Its late here now ill just catch up with you tomorrow.

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  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Sleepy Ferrets Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    RM and Zerokku added. Just keep in mind that it's nowhere close to my PA name. Beeb's gonna be my Platinum character's name as well, seeing as it's been my nickname since I was three.

    3DS: 0344-9387-2002 / PS4: MisterBeeb123
  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    ...dang, this is taking forever! I might finish copying down Smogon's tactical Pokedex before I fight again... I might have some requests for trades pretty soon. Might make a Dunsparce, actually. :) May as well.

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    JaysonFour wrote: »
    ...dang, this is taking forever! I might finish copying down Smogon's tactical Pokedex before I fight again... I might have some requests for trades pretty soon. Might make a Dunsparce, actually. :) May as well.

    When it is updated with platinum changes, you can enjoy copying it down again~

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  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Sleepy Ferrets Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I think I shall try catching a better Shiny Machop for use in Platinum. The only thing wrong with my current one is its Impish nature, so I could easily bring a Synchronize Pokemon along to help out.

    Still, chaining stuff can be quite a pain.

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  • rubicsrubics Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Is anyone free for an IV checking battle?

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  • dingus xavierdingus xavier Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Jugs, I'm sorta here now. Will be checking the thread fairly frequently so just post when you want to fight. Let's get this done today (and the rest of you slackers get on it too!)

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    I've just caught a shiny Chinchou.

    Spoiler:

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • AggrilAggril Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I'm still peeking in looking for signs of Munkus. At some point there should be some sign of him!

    Mind, if this tournament goes to next weekend, I will have to drop out. Family reunion thing that entire weekend, and not only will it be at a location without wifi, there will be no internet at all. HORROR.

  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Aggril wrote: »
    I'm still peeking in looking for signs of Munkus. At some point there should be some sign of him!

    Mind, if this tournament goes to next weekend, I will have to drop out. Family reunion thing that entire weekend, and not only will it be at a location without wifi, there will be no internet at all. HORROR.

    Haha, at the current rate such an absence might go unnoticed.

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  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Sleepy Ferrets Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Man, screw the PokeRadar. I had a chain of 30 Machops randomly vanish; I didn't turn off the DS, I didn't encounter a different Pokemon, nor did I wander too far way from the rustling grass. It just up and left, wasting an hour or so of my time.

    Think I might just say screw it entirely and use my old Shiny Machamp instead. The way I have her planned out, she doesn't need an Adamant or Jolly nature anyway, plus I was able to get away with that easy-as-hell IV check with Ink the other day, I don't think the game will be nice to me for a while anyway.

    Although, it is a female Machamp... D:

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  • JugsJugs Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Dx you around?

    Friend code 2965 4488 5135
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