Kanden wrote: »
Annihilape is pretty good for Typhlosion. Screech turn 1 then spam rage fist.
Chall wrote: »
So the 7-Star Inteleon event is out this week and it's actually pretty easy?
Joined a group online with a Perrserker with Iron Head, Sunny Day, and Taunt to stop it's Snowscape and we had a team of Iron Hands, Kingambit, and a Golduck and it went down pretty easy. We had about half the timer left when we beat it, only died once when it hit me with 3 Blizzards in a row
I also saw someone with a Tinkaton strategy but I didn't have one trained and didn't feel like doing it today.
Kupi wrote: »
Man, I just got hit a series-spanning case of the Mandela Effect (or maybe it's just TIL). I was watching a streamer play a Heart Gold/Soul Silver randomizer*, and their Pokemon got hit with a move called Trump Card. And I realized that I've never heard of Trump Card. Now, of course there are gaps in my knowledge-- I don't play the games as fanatically as I did when I was younger, but the stuff I don't know is like, sometimes I'll space on the name of one of the new Pokemon while remembering what it looks like and what type it is, or the signature move of one of the optional pseudolegendaries or whatever. Not a move that existed in Gen 4! But, there it is. There was a move called Trump Card that existed from Gen 4 to Gen 7. Its effect is that it has 5 PP, and its damage scales geometrically as the number of PP left after using it approaches 0, with the maximum being 200 BP when you use its last PP.
It just feels deeply weird to have played Pokemon since Red, Blue, and Yellow, and have no memory whatsoever of an element from halfway through that span.
* A habit I am trying to break.
Lucascraft wrote: »
What's the current state of Scarlet/Violet?
This is the first mainline entry I have not bought, because of how buggy I heard it was. Looking for confirmation if the worst of the issues have been fixed? I've seen videos of Exorcist style head and arm spinning, characters contorting and doing some weird shit. I've also seen videos of people flying a motorcycle through the world. I've also seen videos of horrendous pop-in. I'm not sure that one is fixable since the Switch itself is pretty old and frail these days.
But anyway, I'd like to play this game because I've heard it's a really good one, marred by really bad bugs. If I can get confirmation that most of the worst of it is fixed, I might go ahead and snag it. But if the game is still super buggy and not in a very good place, I'll just continue to wait.
Lucascraft wrote: »
Heck, I'm just realizing I never played the DLC for Sword/Shield. I never did the thing where you get a cute little Karate Bear.
Maybe I should do that if I've got the Pokemon itch.
Chall wrote: »
The Sword and Shield DLC I really enjoyed, especially the storyline for the Crown Tundra I thought was really fun.
I've enjoyed Scarlet and Violet, and there are little things that should be fixed but I can mostly ignore it. I think the gameplay is maybe the most fun (mainline) Pokemon game so I give it a lot of leeway with the bugs. I did also get the sense that people who had digital copies had more glitches than those playing in physical carts, if that makes a difference to you. I also played it entirely in handheld mode on a Switch Lite, so I don't know if the bugs are more noticeable if you play on a TV.
I would say that if I were on the fence about buying them, I would wait a few months for HOME compatibility and the first DLC to come out and see what happens with that
Turambar wrote: »
Pokemon Home coming to Scarlet/Violethttps://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/connectivity-between-pokemon-home-pokemon-scarlet-and-pokemon-violet-is-coming-soon
It was said May 23rd/24th, but now it might be delayed? idk
Cool to see backwards compatibility.
Like you can take a shiny from S/V and transfer it to Arceus and evolve it there, then bring it back if I understand correctly
Sterica wrote: »
I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
Stormwatcher wrote: »
Scarlet and Violet were fine after the day 1 patch, most weird ugly glitches were from leaks and broken street date carts.
Performance is not great but game is perfectly fine and has the best end run in the series.
Cruor wrote: »
The mobile version of Home has updated for me and is out of maintenance, I'll have to check on the Switch version when I get home.
Satanic Jesus wrote: »
I'm finally getting around to playing Pokemon Scarlet. Does it matter if I do the trials and gym battles around the same time, or what happens if I focus on trials, and do the gyms after?
Cururu wrote: »
You can also ask Nurse Joy for advice on where to go next, but she prioritizes nearby options and may also be secretly trying to kill you given some of the recommendations I've seen her make, so take her advice with a grain of salt.