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Pokemon Thread XXII: Our cups runneth over with shiny beasts (Page 1 NSF56K)

DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
edited February 2011 in Social Entropy++
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MARCH 6th
March 4th in Europe

Is it that time again?
Yes. It is time for another Pokemon thread.
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The hell goes on in here?
Mostly, we just argue about which pokemon are the best, and Fiz talks about the anime and the rest of us have no idea what's going on, and sometimes dudes post bad fanart on purpose. As Gen 5 draws closer, formal construction of a new SE++ Pokemon League will likely begin, and at a prior agreed-upon date some time after the release of the new games, it will be open for battling. More on this as it happens.

Incidentally, which pokemon are the best?
All poison types, Scyther, and Magnezone. The rest rank somewhere below those ones.
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What is the newest news?
Well, here is a supposedly leaked list of all the English names of the Gen 5 pokemon. It's not a certainty, but there are matchups between this list and what names have been formally released already, so it's likely. Here is a list of those names matched with pictures and Japanese names. Black and White's animated sprites, for a considerable length of time difficult to find, have been compiled here for easy reference.

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But wait, I don't know anything about pokemon!
How the hell do you get off with an attitude like that? If you wish to learn, there are three sources:
Bulbapedia, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a pokemon wikipedia. Craploads of information, and fairly user-friendly.
Serebii is another option, and probably a faster one for quick browsing of pokemon, but the guy who runs it seems really kinda weird and I don't think I like him.
Finally, Smogon.. This is a bad place. It is all about competitiveness and no fun, but in the interests of giving everyone access to information, I have included it. Just let it be known that if you make use of the dark secrets and cookie cutter strategies contained within, I will disapprove.
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Why would you disapprove?
Because pokemon is not about winning. It is about FIGHTING SPIRIT, a bond between man and animal that does not in any way resemble some kind of horrific violent slavery. Strong pokemon, weak pokemon- these are the flimsy perceptions of people. True pokemon masters try to win with their favorites.
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Is that it?
No. Now it is time to discuss
THE SE++ POKEMON LEAGUE CHALLENGE

Yes, that time has begun. We have a mere month until Black and White hit our glorious Western shores, where we have books go the right way round and our vending machines dispense only candy and canned beverages. It is time to stir the hype into a frenzy by opening Gym Leader Registration.

What do I need for Gym Leader Registration?
You need to PM me the following:
- The type your Gym will represent.
- A trainer sprite. This need not be a custom job: you can just, say, swipe Giovanni's sprite from HG/SS. If you're real lazy. Just let me know which trainer sprite you want to represent you.
- Your first six pokemon. According to our rules, laid down ages ago, a gym leader can pull any six pokemon of his type from a pool he or she has trained, without warning. These six pokemon are to be the ones you train first, and will be your first available team when the Pokemon League Challenge begins. If you want to host these on your own imagehost, it'd help, but it's not necessary.
- A badge. This is not mandatory, but it helps. Badges look cool. Don't be shy about asking if anyone wants to help you with a badge design; the kind of person who frequents our pokemon threads tends to be suspiciously kind and giving.
- Any other distinguishing information you want to include, like a battle theme.

This information will allow me to produce a stylish formal Gym Leader entry, like so:
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Far more stylish than those super lame trainer cards. All Gym Leaders and the Champion will have one of these in the OP.

Hey, Dichbutt, someone took the gym I wanted! And there are more than eight gym leaders!
And this is a problem how? There can be more than one gym of each type. We can have more than eight gym leaders. Nothing is stopping us. If you want to lead a gym, don't let someone else getting there first stop you.

So, if we have a league, are we gonna have a champion?
Yes. Details regarding this will be made more clear once the League officially begins, but keep in mind: if you choose to become Champion, you will lose your gym, and will not be sanctioned to resume it until you lose or forfeit the Champion title. This doesn't really make any kind of functional difference, it just means you can't have two impressive-sounding pokemon titles at the same time.

What if I want to make a themed team that isn't all one type?
You sicken me. But if you must play your deviant games, and want to make, say, a Grass/Fire Forest Fire team, the process will be similar: PM me your theme, a trainer sprite, and your six pokemon. However, if you do not use a monotyped team, you cannot offer a badge, and thus are not technically part of the League. But you're there. In the OP. Like the Fighting Dojo in Red/Blue. You remember, that lame place that wasn't really a gym.


HOW TO POKEMON ONLINE
BY T4CT

Step 1: GO TO THIS LINK THING and download the client for your given operating system.

Step 2: When it boots up, don't click "Go Online" yet. First go to Team Builder and set up your trainer/team of six pokemon. Get familiar with the interface since it lets you set everything from EV's to moves to Hidden Power to natures...anything you would want to tweak, you can tweak.

Step 3: When your team is made, SAVE IT, and then exit out of Team Builder and click "Go Online"

Step 4: Our server is unlisted, so instead of using the server browser, use the text box at the bottom of the window and enter "198.166.226.193:5080" (no quotations). Click "Advanced Connection".

Step 5: Upon logging in, click "register" at the bottom to set a password so nobody else can use your trainer name on the server.

From this point on you can battle/spectate/chat in the client. To challenge someone, right click their name in the chat and hit "challenge"; set the clauses you want (Item, Sleep, Freeze, etc) and click challenge to ping them with a battle. If someone challenges you, it'll automatically pop up with the challenge. To spectate another battle, click the "Battles" tab in the main window and double click the battle you want to watch.

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    GYM LEADERS

    DICHOTOMY
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    VENOMBADGE


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    TECHNOBADGE


    DEFENESTRATOR
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    ORDINARYBADGE


    UNINTENTIONAL
    FIGHTING
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    MANGRITBADGE


    SPEED RACER
    FLYING
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    TORNADOBADGE


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    EXPLOSIONBADGE


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    TORRENTBADGE

    SIR FABULOUS
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    CURSEDBADGE


    SQUALL
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    QUARTZBADGE


    YUKIRA
    FIRE

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    TREAGY
    GROUND

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    TREMORBADGE


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    T4CT
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    AURABADGE


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    BENDERY IT LIKE BECKHAM
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    ISOLDAE
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    NOT GYM LEADERS AT ALL, BUT STILL WORTHY OF RECOGNITION


    GEORGE FORNBY GRILL
    FUCK YOU, BATTLE SOMEONE ELSE
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    CAP'N STU'S SCURVY SHIPMATES
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    EEVEELUTION GYM COMING SOON

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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Gotta electrify this thread

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    pft, OPs with actual information

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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So for the European Shiny Beasts, do I have to go to some stupid store or do I just get on wi-fi?

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    MaceraMacera UGH GODDAMMIT STOP ENJOYING THINGSRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    two dome fossils

    silver is spoiling me

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    you could make a sphere fossil!

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Just gotta say, Pignite is mighty close to what I was calling the damn thing. Pignition sounds so much cooler though.

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    so it's starting to hit home that this is showing up in a month

    kinda want to spearhead the creation of the gen V pokemon league rules now so it's done and agreed upon and can be begun with the maximum ease when the time comes

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    pignite strikes me as a better name for a final form than emboar

    feel like those two should be swapped

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    emboar is a total middle evolution name

    tepig -> emboar -> brazierback

    I just love brazierback I think it's the only fan name I've ever liked

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    SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    pokemon??

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    IsoldaeIsoldae Hats Off To JigglypuffRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    All Pokemon threads need
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    in their OPs.

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    unintentionalunintentional smelly Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    How do I hook myself up with a female snorunt at low level when I start my new game in B/W

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    TreagyTreagy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Turambar wrote: »
    So for the European Shiny Beasts, do I have to go to some stupid store or do I just get on wi-fi?

    All done by wifi. I should be getting 3 sets of spares so if anybody misses out I can trade em

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    FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    SCREW ALL Y'ALL THE POKEMON ANIME IS GREAT ;-;

    If I didn't watch the anime I wouldn't have given a lot of shitty sprites the chance they deserve. Seeing them in motion redeems a lot of dudes.

    Like I wasn't a fan of Sceptile until I saw it being awesome. Now I always start with Treecko and deal with his inability to learn any grass moves until he evolves

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    hey, with sheer force, do we know if it counts may cause flinching as a reason to boost?

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    nateknatek unh unh Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    How do I hook myself up with a female snorunt at low level when I start my new game in B/W

    you want to hook up with a young, female snorunt?

    HEY GUYS WE GOT A PERV HERE AND HIS NAME IS GARY!

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    TreagyTreagy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    How do I hook myself up with a female snorunt at low level when I start my new game in B/W

    I'm not sure you can. It depends if they have locked down trading as well. I suppose if some one has a japanese copy you might be able to trade with them.

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    KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i liek quilava

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    MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Treagy wrote: »
    How do I hook myself up with a female snorunt at low level when I start my new game in B/W

    I'm not sure you can. It depends if they have locked down trading as well. I suppose if some one has a japanese copy you might be able to trade with them.

    Depends on how open trading is, yes.

    If you need a national dex of some sort, might have to grind through the game a bit.

    If Game Freak wasn't on a shitload of crystal meth at the time they did the trading stuff, it is a nigh on certainty that some kind person will be able to get someone a pokemon very close to what they desire, an egg thereof, or what have you.

    Froslass is a bitchin' choice for a starter, also.

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    NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2011
    you're a good man, dichot brown

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    TreagyTreagy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Well they did lock down trading in Gold and Silver, so its possible that they may do the same with B/W. Hopefully this is not the case, but you will likely still need to find someone that has gotten far enough through the game to have imported/caught a Snorunt.

    I also agree that Froslass is awesome, need to find the one I was ev training.

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    OpiumOpium regular
    edited February 2011
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    I just love brazierback I think it's the only fan name I've ever liked

    Besides Pikablu for Marill right

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You can't get anything from previous generations until after the elite 4.

    No snorunts.

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    NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2011
    there are ice cream cones, though

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Man, how am I going to finish my backlog before March hits. So many THINGS coming out.

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So Genesect and that dual form legendary don't seem to have in game events.

    Odd.

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    BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    they both have events that trigger if you have one in the party, so they'll probably be distributions at some point

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    BugBoy wrote: »
    they both have events that trigger if you have one in the party, so they'll probably be distributions at some point

    I sorta wanted to earn my genesect. Bah.

    Oh well. Deoxys and his awesome music should be in the gen 3 remakes that'll make up for it.

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    FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Emboar is the best name since Squirtle

    Squirtle being the single best pokemon name

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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    From the kotakus.

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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Holy crap, got my USB Wi-fi Connector today.
    6 months after I ordered it.
    I honestly never thought it would actually come.

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    SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i have to give props to kotaku for at least being consistent in how terrible they are

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    there are ice cream cones, though

    Oh yeah.

    Fuck the ice cream cone.


    I almost forgot to say that.

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    BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    the ice cream cone is adorable

    terrible moveset

    but cute as hell

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    BugBoy wrote: »
    the ice cream cone is adorable

    terrible moveset

    but cute as hell

    You like it because if you leave it's corpse in the sun it attracts beedrills.

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    OpiumOpium regular
    edited February 2011
    BugBoy wrote: »
    the ice cream cone is adorable

    terrible moveset

    but cute as hell
    I like the snowflake. And I liked the polar bear until it was revealed his beard is made of snot. Since then it grosses me out.

    Does the snowflake have better moves than the snowcone?

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    Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Genosect is cool.[/thread]

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    SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i found all my old pokemon cards

    i feel like i should make a deck for old times sake

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    kill all kotakus

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