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Title: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 21, 2012, 07:37:00 PM
Well I've had so much fun talking Pokemon in the Top 50 list, I thought I'd open up a permanent Pokemon Discussion thread.

Feel free to discuss Games, Anime, Trading Cards, Strategies, favorite Pokemon, Pokemon Events, etc here!

For instance:

Black and White Owners! Did you know that if you connect your Black or White to WFC Mystery Gift, you get the legendary Pokemon from the other game? White owners get Zekrom, and Black owners get Reshiram!

Also, If you hook up with the Dreamworld and enter the password ARCEUSVOTE, you can get yourself an Arceus.

Discuss!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on March 21, 2012, 09:04:37 PM
Black and White Owners! Did you know that if you connect your Black or White to WFC Mystery Gift, you get the legendary Pokemon from the other game? White owners get Zekrom, and Black owners get Reshiram!

Also, If you hook up with the Dreamworld and enter the password ARCEUSVOTE, you can get yourself an Arceus.

It's pretty ridiculous that its that easy. Do you at least have to beat the Elite Four first? Or something?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on March 21, 2012, 09:07:39 PM
I don't like to use the wiruhless. People might hack into my game and give me pokeruses.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 21, 2012, 09:37:02 PM
Black and White Owners! Did you know that if you connect your Black or White to WFC Mystery Gift, you get the legendary Pokemon from the other game? White owners get Zekrom, and Black owners get Reshiram!

Also, If you hook up with the Dreamworld and enter the password ARCEUSVOTE, you can get yourself an Arceus.

It's pretty ridiculous that its that easy. Do you at least have to beat the Elite Four first? Or something?

Well the Arceus was a Dreamworld Promo where everyone got to vote on what pokemon they wanted to catch. Arceus won, so all you have to do is get far enough in the game to connect to the Dreamworld.

And I'm pretty sure you can snag the legendary pokemon through Mystery Gift right at the start of the game and pick it up at the local Pokemon Center.

Of course both of those Pokemon are level 100, so they won't listen to you much until you have all the badges...

They're also limited time. You have 'til April 6 to get Zekrom/Reshiram and until the end of May to get Arceus.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 21, 2012, 10:08:16 PM
I'm strongly considering buying White soon with some money I still have from Christmas. The hidden abilities are things my pokemans NEED.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 22, 2012, 02:10:41 AM
Honestly, I hadn't been really super-into Pokemon Since Ruby and Saphire, but Pokemon Black brought it all rushing back to me. I think because they keep all the legacy Pokemon away from you until the end-game. Until you beat the Elite Four, there's nothing but new Pokemon to discover. It kind of forces you to get to know the new guys.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on March 22, 2012, 09:10:09 AM
I'm interested in picking up the three DS variations, namely Platinum, Soul Silver and White. Platinum because neither Quirk or Bill have that one, SS because I never played those games, and having the updates seems like a great option, and White because FUCK Reshiram.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 22, 2012, 07:05:03 PM
I found a gift card from Christmas and got me Pokemon Black today.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 24, 2012, 09:02:44 AM
I've still yet to wrap my head around all the online features to this game, but here's my friend code: 4298 8111 8688. I know you, Pak, are way beyond a battle with my level 13 punks, but maybe there's something else fun to do .
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on March 24, 2012, 08:24:53 PM
Here's mine: 1678 8805 8921. Mine are mid teens to early twenties.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on March 25, 2012, 10:04:35 AM
Michael Firman did a Charmander sketch too late for me to include in the list:

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1f8x01gGW1rsrynko1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Darth Geek on March 26, 2012, 09:23:50 AM
For all you Pokemon fans out there, here is the car for you:

(http://gekgo.com/images/Scooter%20Coupe-11.jpg)

http://gekgo.com/scooter_coupe_gas_scooter_trikes.html (http://gekgo.com/scooter_coupe_gas_scooter_trikes.html)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 26, 2012, 10:03:12 AM
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs24/i/2007/312/a/8/Pikachu_Car_XD_by_SailorUsagiChan.jpg)
(http://legacy-cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/052011/car-pokemon-2.jpg)
(http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/bitch-please.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 27, 2012, 08:06:47 AM
Bah! The Dream World is down until Thursday.  >:(
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Darth Geek on March 27, 2012, 09:13:25 AM
Bah! The Dream World is down until Thursday.  >:(
F. Kreuger dislikes this (http://www.michaelaknight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/facebook-dislike-button.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on March 27, 2012, 09:44:27 AM
BARAHSHNJFDSAKLDRFSA!

I FINALLY was able to tuck in a Pokemon, and it happened JUST before the server went down, apparently. Pretty obnoxious.

Beat gyms 4 and 5 yesterday. Both had their annoyances. Electric/Flying is EVIL. All you get is the Flying's weaknesses, minus Electric, which leaves a grand total of Rock and Ice.

Cancer(my Drilbur) and Rarity(my Lilligant) got me through Clay's gym no problem, with a little help from Tranquill. There's nothing like Full to Zeroing a 31 Excadrill with your Drilbur. WAY TO ADD A WEAKNESS, BROS!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 27, 2012, 12:16:24 PM
A big multi-day Dream World outage usually (Not always) means an awesome new Dream World area or big giveaway is coming soon. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait. :^)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 27, 2012, 12:36:41 PM
Neeeat. I got a great Mr. Mime with Technician from my first outing. Nothing good enough to wish for has shown up since. Guess I got lucky!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Thrifty on April 01, 2012, 08:19:03 PM
I received a copy of the Game Cube game Pokemon Colosseum for my birthday 8 years ago.  Today I finally finished it.  I'd finished Story Mode way back in 2004 within a few weeks of getting the game.  It was Battle Mode.  There are 6 different sets of battles.  Within each set, there are 8 single battles and 8 2 vs 2 battles.  So you have, in ascending order of difficulty:

Phenac Stadium: Level 50 cap, 8 1v1 and 8 2v2 battles
Pyrite Colosseum: Level 50 cap, 8 1v1 and 8 2v2 battles
The Under Colosseum: Level 50 cap, 8 1v1 and 8 2v2 battles
Orre Colosseum: Level 50 cap, 8 1v1 and 8 2v2 battles
Tower Colosseum: Level 100 cap, 8 1v1 and 8 2v2 battles
Orre Colosseum: Level 100 cap, 8 1v1 and 8 2v2 battles (yeah, you go to Orre twice)

You have to win 8 battles in a row to clear, and only have 5 continues.  If you run out, you gotta start from the beginning.

The level 50 cap fights were easy and I cleared those back in 2004.  The level 100 fights are significantly harder (every trainer has multiple legendary Pokemon, with good stats, good move sets, and rather clever strategies).  I remember that I could never finish them with either of my regular Ruby/Sapphire teams (Teams Psi and Chi over here (http://mstabosz.com/teams.html)).  I think it was in 2007 that I ended up making a team that was heavy on the legendaries and I was finally able to beat the Tower Colosseum and the single battle Orre level 100.  I'm not sure exactly when I did this, but it was definitely years after originally getting the game.  I used this team:

Bold Kyogre with Surf, Protect, Ice Beam, Thunder and a King's Rock
Impish Groudon with Flamethrower, Earthquake, Rock Slide, Solarbeam, and a Miracle Seed
Lonely Zapdos with Thunderbolt, Thunder Wave, Drill Peck, Light Screen and a Quick Claw
Bashful Rayquaza with Dragon Claw, Thunder Wave, Extremespeed, Hyper Beam, and a Silk Scarf
Naughty Primeape with Cross Chop, Earthquake, Taunt, Swagger, and Leftovers
Timid Gengar with Thunderbolt, Explosion, Destiny Bond, Confuse Ray, and Lum Berry

I turned out not using Rayquaza much at all, and Gengar was really useful as a kamikazee Pokemon.  The trainers had some pretty tough Pokemon (the 2nd trainer in level 100 Orre has a really tough Latios).  More than once I brought out Gengar and just had him keep using Destiny Bond.  A few times I would team Gengar up with Kyogre, have Kyogre use Protect and Gengar use Explosion.

The last battle was pretty incredible.  I had Zapdos and Kyogre up against Latios and Latias.  I had Light Screen up which helped a ton and kept Zapdos alive long enough to land Thunder Wave on both of them.  When Zapdos died, I switched in Groudon, who couldn't scratch either of them, but had enough Special Defense coupled with Light Screen to soak up a lot of Ice Beams and Psychics while Kyogre knocked them down with Ice Beams.  It was fun.  One of the most exhilirating Pokemon battles I can remember.  Ended it with Kyogre having about 50 HP left and nailing Latios with Ice Beam for the win, which would not have worked if Groudon hadn't distracted them and if they weren't paralyzed.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on April 01, 2012, 09:30:13 PM
Met the most obnoxious Swoobat today and found out that once again, Cancer is my Strength. My only real answer to something like that is Wobuffet, which I found in the DW (SCORE!), but it had the magic Air Slash that made it flinch EVERY DAMN TIME. It fainted twice, so I had to use my other Pokemon as meat shields. Cancer (my Excardrill) turned out to be the best defense, because of the Steel type advantage over Flying, but this thing had maxed out it's Special Attack. If Wobuffet hadn't flinched so many times, it would've been easy. Finally got it after I had used up 6 revives and 6 hyper potions, though. It decided that making me flinch every time was bullshit, and let a Mirror Coat get through.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Thrifty on April 02, 2012, 10:18:11 AM
Played a little Pokemon Stadium 2 on my N64 yesterday.  The Little Cup (level 5 cap, no fully evolved Pokemon) was harder than  imagined.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 02, 2012, 10:45:11 AM
Met the most obnoxious Swoobat today and found out that once again, Cancer is my Strength. My only real answer to something like that is Wobuffet, which I found in the DW (SCORE!), but it had the magic Air Slash that made it flinch EVERY DAMN TIME. It fainted twice, so I had to use my other Pokemon as meat shields. Cancer (my Excardrill) turned out to be the best defense, because of the Steel type advantage over Flying, but this thing had maxed out it's Special Attack. If Wobuffet hadn't flinched so many times, it would've been easy. Finally got it after I had used up 6 revives and 6 hyper potions, though. It decided that making me flinch every time was bullshit, and let a Mirror Coat get through.
Um...spammer?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on April 02, 2012, 11:34:17 AM
Yes, he was.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 04, 2012, 07:21:28 AM
Played a little Pokemon Stadium 2 on my N64 yesterday.  The Little Cup (level 5 cap, no fully evolved Pokemon) was harder than  imagined.

Marowak with Thick Club and Pikachu with Light Orb are overpowered. If it allows items.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on April 04, 2012, 07:00:54 PM
Hey kids! Do you like Pokemon? Do you like historical turn-based strategy games about the unification of Japan?

Well Nintendo has the game for YOU!

http://ds.ign.com/articles/122/1222303p1.html

(Seriously, as both a Pokemon Fan and a fan of Koei's strategy game, I'm all over this. :^))
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on April 04, 2012, 09:11:35 PM
Well, my stupid dog ate through my  8 hours of work on Platinum today.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 05, 2012, 07:21:25 AM
DISLIKE
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 23, 2012, 04:33:43 PM
I'm trying to catch Uxie and I lowered its Evasion by 6 stages, but Sing still fails every time. What the hell?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on April 23, 2012, 04:49:42 PM
Spore ftw.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 24, 2012, 11:52:25 AM
I finally did catch it (putting it to sleep with Yawn this time), but the math says that Sing should have had over a 100% chance to hit. I had way more trouble with Azelf, the little prick. If I hadn't caught him the last time I tried, I was just going to kill it and move on. BUT I did catch it, and I now have the National Pokédex finally. Woot.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on April 24, 2012, 09:14:49 PM
Found out when I got home that I messed up in EV training my Slowbro. I accidentally put 10 points in attack. -_-
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 25, 2012, 07:11:48 AM
Found out when I got home that I messed up in EV training my Slowbro. I accidentally put 10 points in attack. -_-

There are berries to undo that.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on April 25, 2012, 08:15:02 AM
Interdasting.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 26, 2012, 12:04:48 PM
Aww yeah. Just caught my first shiny pokémon. A Starly. That's the good thing about EV training ad nauseum—increases your odds...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 14, 2012, 09:48:51 PM
Back and White owners: There's a Darkrai waiting for everyone on the WFC Mystery Gift.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 14, 2012, 09:49:40 PM
Back and White owners: There's a Darkrai waiting for everyone on the WFC Mystery Gift.

*SPIT-TAKE*
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on May 14, 2012, 11:11:47 PM
Hold on, got a gif for this....
GOT IT!
(http://i.imgur.com/towOk.gif)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 15, 2012, 04:59:16 AM
Now if Nintendo would just give away a Shaymin, I'd have every event-only Pokemon loaded on my Pokemon Black game. (Except the ones they haven't given out to anyone yet)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on May 15, 2012, 11:06:28 PM
I'm actually pretty psyched. I found someone on the GTS offering a fair trade for something. I almost cried.

Hopefully it'll still be there tomorrow; the Pokemon I needed had to be traded up from gen III, which won't be completeable until I have access to another DS.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 16, 2012, 05:13:49 AM
Yeah, it's tricky, but not impossible, to find good deals on GTS.

If you're looking for a pokemon and get nothing but unreasonable trades (Seriously, you can't even legitimately ACQUIRE a Level 1-10 Reshiram, people!) try searching by each of the level tiers. If you still fill up with trades, try searching each tier for males and females. There's usually one or two reasonable trades out there, but for some reason GTS only lets you see that first handful.

Failing that, if you make a reasonable offer yourself, you'll usually get the trade in a day or two.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on May 16, 2012, 08:54:31 AM
Yeah, I actually was like, you know what? I've got a ton of Vulpix's that's I'm not using, I'll just throw one up and see what happens. I asked for a Zorua, and checked to see if the one I was PLANNING on was still there, and ended up with one because of that Vulpix.

The system works.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 17, 2012, 12:33:12 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/16/pokemon-conquest-review

I am so picking this up Monday. Does Walmart get games in at midnight? It'd be awesome to get this and then play it on the bus to work Monday morning...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on June 17, 2012, 10:12:37 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/16/pokemon-conquest-review

I am so picking this up Monday. Does Walmart get games in at midnight? It'd be awesome to get this and then play it on the bus to work Monday morning...

Yeah, Walmart gets games at midnight. That's when a friend of mine got Smash Bros Brawl.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 17, 2012, 10:16:51 AM
Still not worth entering a Walmart.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on June 17, 2012, 10:18:26 AM
Still not worth entering a Walmart.

Better than that crap hole you go to. Target. Blech.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 17, 2012, 10:30:53 AM
Still not worth entering a Walmart.

Better than that crap hole you go to. Target. Blech.

No comparison. No comparison.

Walmart is an oppressive, crushing experience. It's always full of hideous people. Trying to navigate a cart around the poorly-placed aisle displays while trying to avoid crashing into dozens of people who want to merge into your lane is awful. It's all the stress of traffic in the shopping experience. Throw in the 1984-esque TV screens every three aisles telling you to buy the same things over and over, and it's pretty clear Walmart is a few classes below a place like Target. Last time I went to Walmart, I decided to put what was in my cart back on the shelves and just leave.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on June 17, 2012, 11:13:18 AM
Then you suck? Walmart's not that bad. Never had a problem with it. Maybe you're just going to shitty Walmarts.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 17, 2012, 11:27:04 AM
Walmart's not the ideal shopping experience, but that 24 hour thing is how they get me. The bus stop in question also happens to be in a Walmart parking lot, which means if I get going about 15 minutes earlier, I can have it ready for the bus ride. :^)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 19, 2012, 08:20:26 PM
Well Walmart never got a copy, Gamestop only got enough to fulfill their pre-orders. I bought the last one from Target after work today (And it rocks, so far!) I have a feeling this is one of those end-of-system-life, low-print-run, be-worth-a-jillion-dollars-on-eBay-in-a-year kind of games. Grab yours while you still can!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 19, 2012, 08:22:02 PM
ARGH! So many games, but I haven't the time or money for them!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on July 24, 2012, 07:20:49 PM
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Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on August 08, 2012, 12:19:05 PM
Keldeo coming soon!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/08/pokemon-distribution-keldeo-incoming-finally
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on August 08, 2012, 02:26:36 PM
Keldeo coming soon!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/08/pokemon-distribution-keldeo-incoming-finally

I personally would rather have Meloetta.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on September 10, 2012, 10:42:18 AM
Well the next one up is Genesect:

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/10/genesect-available-to-early-pokemon-black-and-white-2-buyers/

All you have to do is buy Pokemon Black and/or White 2 shortly after launch and it's yours.

This happens with every Pokemon game ever. I contemplate skipping it, Nintendo throws me an incentive and I'm back in...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on September 10, 2012, 12:31:30 PM
I'm definitely buying Black 2. Was already planning to anyway. I've fallen in love with Unova.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on September 10, 2012, 09:33:28 PM
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Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on September 19, 2012, 06:34:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rYWvZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 04, 2012, 06:11:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BUspi.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on October 04, 2012, 11:03:23 PM
Who else is picking up the new game Sunday?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 07, 2012, 05:23:23 PM
I went ahead and picked it up. Nintendo has taken one of the most addictive games known to man and added an achivement system. I can kiss at least 150 hours of my life goodbye. :^)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Coragale on October 07, 2012, 10:56:29 PM
I haven't done much. I'm actually kind of irked that Unova Pokemon are being out numbered by others, in this game, though. I rather enjoyed them. I wish I could catch more OF them. I'm mildly happy with my current party. I'm loving my Snivy, Riolu and Mareep. Mareep's evolutionary tree is one of my favorites, for reasons I can't fathom. I find Ampharos awesome. I'm annoyed with my Purrloin, because it's not going to get decent until much later levels, and I don't have the patience to train it much further, because it keeps sucking a butt. My Psyduck is a place holder; planning on replacing him with a Gothitelle as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 10, 2012, 09:03:15 PM
From Shirtpunch.com
(http://shirtpunch.com/imagefly/w481-h604-c/resources/media/images/designs/Oct-11-NPA_SP2MensMainMockup1_0f3.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on October 21, 2012, 06:23:53 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc19y58QlY1r954eao1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 22, 2012, 07:01:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MgfPX.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 24, 2012, 06:55:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/voJOt.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 25, 2012, 10:27:33 AM
So if anyone's playing through B&W2, and using the Dream Radar, it's been found that after capturing all 3 of the legendary pokemon, if you put a 4th Gen game into the catridge slot (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heartgold, Soulsilver) you can catch the mascot legendary pokemon from that game.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 10, 2012, 09:16:50 PM
From Shirtpunch.com
(http://shirtpunch.com/imagefly/w685-h685/resources/media/images/designs/detail_468.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on January 08, 2013, 08:28:42 AM
Having exhausted their supply of colors and precious gems and minerals, Pokemon turns to letters.

PREPARE YOURSELF for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/08/pokemon-x-and-y-coming-in-october

Did they say 3D Pokemon? Well that's 40 more of my dollars Nintendo can claim...

Awww. Wookit da starters:

(http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/nintendo/pokemon/pokemonxy/pokemonstarter0108-610a.jpg)

(http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/nintendo/pokemon/pokemonxy/pokemonstarter0108-610b.jpg)

(http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/nintendo/pokemon/pokemonxy/pokemonstarter0108-610c.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 09, 2013, 09:12:30 AM
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Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Compound on February 15, 2013, 09:20:37 AM
Just an FYI- Pokemon Black & White 2 are $14.99 each at BestBuy right now.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 11, 2013, 09:08:40 PM
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Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 14, 2013, 09:53:48 AM
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Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 18, 2013, 07:38:36 AM
Also, comes in red (the design, not the shirt itself)
(http://www.theyetee.com/shirt_images/dragonrageregular/MGHOST.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 24, 2013, 08:48:56 PM
(http://www.qwertee.com/static/images/resized/productimage-picture-kanto-map-22519_800x_.png)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 30, 2013, 05:09:05 PM
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Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Darth Geek on June 30, 2013, 05:45:57 PM
Dark Grass
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on July 20, 2013, 11:38:39 AM
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Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on July 31, 2013, 06:19:24 AM
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Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 11, 2013, 03:20:31 AM
Now, I'm  not a big Pokemon fan (I liked the first one well enough), but to those who are...

http://www.youtube.com/v/4PH2Uvj6iEI
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on September 20, 2013, 06:53:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/31jEHLj.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on September 25, 2013, 06:50:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SSvp9Bg.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on September 29, 2013, 12:38:43 AM
If you haven't gotten him yet, today's the last day to pick up your Palkia at Gamestop! After today, it's Giratina, and you'll NEVER have to play a Gen 4 game!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 06, 2013, 06:47:29 PM
2 questions
1. When do the online servers go down.
2. In White version where do you get the mining device or is there a way to get it back? I can't seem to find mine recently even though I've used it before.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 11, 2013, 11:41:03 PM
2 questions
1. When do the online servers go down.
2. In White version where do you get the mining device or is there a way to get it back? I can't seem to find mine recently even though I've used it before.
1. The global link goes down January 14th.
2. In Pokemon White? I don't think there is any mining in black and white.

Now. Do I delude myself, and pretend like this is going to be the generation of Pokemon games I skip, or drop the charade and run to Toys R Us tomorrow to snag myself a copy of X or Y? (Incidentally, they're doing Buy one Get one 40% off on all Wii U and 3DS games this weekend)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 12, 2013, 04:03:59 AM
Me and my roommate went to Walmart and picked up them both. I got Y and he got X. They're DAMN amazing.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 12, 2013, 05:53:16 AM
2 questions
1. When do the online servers go down.
2. In White version where do you get the mining device or is there a way to get it back? I can't seem to find mine recently even though I've used it before.
1. The global link goes down January 14th.
2. In Pokemon White? I don't think there is any mining in black and white.

Now. Do I delude myself, and pretend like this is going to be the generation of Pokemon games I skip, or drop the charade and run to Toys R Us tomorrow to snag myself a copy of X or Y? (Incidentally, they're doing Buy one Get one 40% off on all Wii U and 3DS games this weekend)
Thanks.  I'm fairly sure there is, but I can't seem to find the Adventure Kit or whatever allows me to go underground in the game.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 15, 2013, 03:50:29 AM
WOOO! I saw the credits of Pokemon Y tonight! I'd post in the "Beaten" thread, but I haven't farmed that game to completion, so I can't really count it as that.

I also proved to my roommate just how goddamned AWESOME my Heracross is in the Battle Mansion. Megahorn+Close Combat=GG. I've even got Reversal, just in case somebody gets me low. We were running Greninja/Gardevoir and Heracross/Garchomp. I don't feel bad about using Garchomp anymore, because he's significantly weaker now that Fairy type is around. Suddenly I'm VERY scared of the really annoying "cute" Pokemon. It was kinda funny when my roomie decided that it'd be funny to Ice Beam him, and Garchomp survived, Earthquaked, and destroyed everything. I was sorely annoyed when I learned that I could also get a Tyranitar; if I'm packing one of them, it's almost not worth running Garchomp.

By the way, my Elite 4 team was:

Garchomp
Heracross
Delphox
Emolga
Gardevoir
Blastoise

Emolga may seem like the odd-man-out, but it's held a special place in my heart since it helped me beat Iris in Black 2, and it's speed and typing are DAMN good. My Gardevoir is crap, which is unfortunate, because it means I have to get a new one, and my Blastoise isn't that great either. In fact, the only decent Nature on my team is Garchomp, and he's Jolly, which is just mean. He's also banned from Smogon competitive tourneys, because he has Sand Evasion, which stinks, because it means my entire team is pretty much scrapped. -_-
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 15, 2013, 07:11:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Isi2lNU.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Darth Geek on October 15, 2013, 08:07:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Isi2lNU.jpg)
Roland Emmerich made a Pokemon?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 16, 2013, 03:42:55 AM
Parkourchu
http://www.youtube.com/v/C37QmDjQt6w
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 21, 2013, 08:48:51 PM
Behold Goomy Clicker!  >:D
http://ernston.com/goomyclicker/ (http://ernston.com/goomyclicker/)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 21, 2013, 11:34:13 PM
Behold Goomy Clicker!  >:D
http://ernston.com/goomyclicker/ (http://ernston.com/goomyclicker/)

You son of a bitch. How could you do this to me?  >:(

EDIT: WHY THE HELL DO I NEED THIS MANY GOOMIES OMG
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 22, 2013, 08:43:50 AM
Aight, so I need 3DS friend codes. I can get Pokemon with hidden abilities for having them. Friend Safaris and whatnot.

Here's mine:
2106-0034-9798
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 22, 2013, 05:57:15 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: The Lurker on October 24, 2013, 06:41:56 AM
(http://theyetee.com/shirt_images/psypops/N_MAIN.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on November 01, 2013, 08:14:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xAPSAOB.png)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 02, 2013, 09:36:06 AM
Here's (http://vivixcore.zapto.org:8069/PKMN/safarifinder.php) a FANTASTIC tool for X/Y users. You post your friend code, Safari Type, and Pokemon in your safari, and people can search for you and add you, and vice versa.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on November 03, 2013, 05:05:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DEnLBa2.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on November 07, 2013, 09:24:53 PM
I'm not sure how I feel about this.
(http://i.imgur.com/9nnm9l1.png)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 08, 2013, 12:00:15 AM
So far, I've caught two shinies in Y. My first was a shiny Sliggoo, which is awesome, and today, I caught and trained a shiny Mawile. Mawile's a MONSTER when you mega-evolve it. It's ability becomes Huge Power, which doubles it's attack stat, and as a Steel/Fairy, it's only weaknesses are to Ground and Fire. Her defenses get bumped up to well over 100 when she mega-evolves. Her attack gets a decent boost, putting it at around 115, which, of course, gets doubled. I decided to test mine out on the Battle Spot, and it held it's own quite well. It learns Sucker Punch by leveling, so anything it can't one-shot with Play Rough, it finishes off. Love it.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Thrifty Version II on November 15, 2013, 03:26:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/iRM0-FT0tUA?hl=en_US&version=3

So there you have it.  Proof that it takes 9 minutes to name all Pokemon.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 05, 2013, 08:33:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/iozfxyW.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 12, 2013, 06:34:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/SU22ozFsiIA
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 17, 2013, 09:46:09 AM
Gen 1 bugs
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 24, 2013, 07:24:01 PM
Is it too late to do the Game sync for the Dream World stuff in Black and White?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on December 24, 2013, 09:08:14 PM
You can still sync up 'til January 14th if you've already established an account, but if it's a new game, it's too late.

EDIT: Just checked myself, and I guess you can't even tuck in new Pokemon, and you have 'til Jan. 14th to wake up any sleeping Pokemon. So yeah. GL is pretty much over.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 21, 2014, 07:54:45 PM
I'm going through and watching the Indigo League on Netflix. I'm at the episode "A Chansey Operation", and good GOD that doctor is a pedo. He's like 30 and said "Why can't I turn down favors from young girls?" MISTY'S FRIGGIN' 14 JEEZ. He's also a complete ass.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 24, 2014, 10:50:43 AM
Apparently, /vg/ is trying to make their own game. The roster so far:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 24, 2014, 11:21:24 AM
I remember seeing stuff about that. It looks really cool, but some of the designs are pretty obviously taken from other Pokemon. The fire starter is just a red Gogoat that's been set on fire, and one of those is a Flaafy recolor. It's still really cool, though. :)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 24, 2014, 06:27:53 PM
What numbers, for reference?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 29, 2014, 08:20:39 PM
Watch as PETA misses the point to yet another game.
http://features.peta.org/pokemon-black-and-white-parody/ (http://features.peta.org/pokemon-black-and-white-parody/)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 30, 2014, 07:47:29 AM
PETA has convinced me. I should really stop capturing animals and making them battle to the death.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 31, 2014, 10:02:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/4YMD6xELI_k
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 31, 2014, 07:31:18 PM
For clarification: Google Maps is running a Pokémon Game in their App.  Once you click on the search bar, a pokeball icon will pop up and the game will begin.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 31, 2014, 08:51:21 PM
Seeing the video made me REALLY want a Pokemon AR game like that, though. That would be SOOOO much fun!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on April 01, 2014, 09:41:05 AM
Stuck at 64.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on April 02, 2014, 09:46:12 AM
Caught them all, except for Mew.  Can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Compound on May 07, 2014, 09:57:16 AM
Nintendo just announced a remake of Ruby/Sapphire will be released in November.


http://www.youtube.com/v/ywGSON9tNq0?version=3&
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on May 07, 2014, 10:04:48 AM
Hands were on my mouth and I was going "HEEEEEEEEEEE" while taping my feet on the ground really quickly. I LOVE Ruby and Sapphire. they're some of my favorite Pokemon games, and I've tried replaying them, but they're so dated these days that it's hard for me to do it. SUPER pumped about this. Now I REALLY have to get my 3DS fixed. :D
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on May 07, 2014, 08:17:16 PM
Not sure how reliable this is, but it is interesting.
(http://i.imgur.com/x63i52y.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 05, 2014, 09:19:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/U11I4SW.png)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on June 05, 2014, 09:36:40 AM
That's so stupid... Everyone KNOWS that they're not even in the same egg group!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 07, 2014, 04:38:13 PM
Why is Psyduck eating that other Pokemon?  I mean, he's going right for the jugular.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 07, 2014, 07:12:09 PM
The Mega Evolutions for the Gen 3 starters have been revealed.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 10, 2014, 08:24:24 PM
Oops.
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/9902663ef9694619c2551ab795c236b1/tumblr_n6om8m8PEw1r9s07oo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 22, 2014, 03:57:27 PM
Tokiya Sakba (Pokémon TCG artist) does his own Pokémon fusions
(http://i.imgur.com/PFMxdRH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xMag7Ri.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/QBRmr5R.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yNWeBEy.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on June 29, 2014, 04:41:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wmLGKLK.jpg)

OH MY GOD I WANT THIS.

Klefki has grown on me. It's a bunch of keys... that kill dragons.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 29, 2014, 05:47:46 PM
Keychain, technically.  It collects keys.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on July 05, 2014, 09:27:02 PM
Any promos still going on?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on July 13, 2014, 05:40:39 PM
Anyone know if the Poke Bank still does free trials?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on August 18, 2014, 08:23:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/50ALghB.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on August 19, 2014, 07:30:06 AM
Lol Pachirisu won the World Championships.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on August 26, 2014, 07:33:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/p7Cs4L1JALY
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on September 06, 2014, 11:06:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Em2Zbes.png)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on September 18, 2014, 06:28:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/WYOLdek.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 28, 2014, 08:38:42 PM
Anyone know when and how Diancie will be released?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 28, 2014, 08:51:39 PM
Nothing on the Wikis yet. Most Japanese movie tie-ins end up being Gamestop or Toys R Us exclusives eventually...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 28, 2014, 09:10:42 PM
Anyone know when and how Diancie will be released?

You go to Gamestop and get a code. I'm pretty sure it's the same as the Gengar.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 29, 2014, 07:31:26 AM
Anyone know when and how Diancie will be released?

You go to Gamestop and get a code. I'm pretty sure it's the same as the Gengar.
Yeah, but when does it get released?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 29, 2014, 07:56:06 AM
Two days ago. *Twilight Zone Theme*
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 30, 2014, 03:44:37 PM
When does it end?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 30, 2014, 07:08:16 PM
The 16th.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 06, 2014, 09:27:55 PM
I think I've FINALLY sorted my Rain Dance team! All that's left is to breed it!

Forretress, Goodra, Volcarona, and Mega Swampert. Two of my members, Toxicroak and Ludicolo have already been bred and trained. This should be a pretty damned good team, provided I can keep the rain going. Forretress, Goodra and Swampert are my rain setters. Forretress loves the rain for halving his fire weakness. Volcarona likes hurricane, and Bug Buzz is useful for taking out Dark types. Swampert and Ludicolo both have Swift Swim, making them absurdly fast in the rain, and Swampert hist like a truck when he's gone Mega. Toxicroak answers fairies really well, and Goodra is a special tank that has heave special offense, with the bonus of being immune to status under rain. Forretress also lays rocks and spins, allowing Volcarona to get in without having to worry about rocks too much. Should be a damned effective teaam. I can't really see any issues it'll have.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 21, 2014, 06:20:24 PM
http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Omega_Ruby_%26_Alpha_Sapphire:_Super_Music_Collection_Released_on_iTunes (http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Omega_Ruby_%26_Alpha_Sapphire:_Super_Music_Collection_Released_on_iTunes)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on January 10, 2015, 05:10:27 PM
New Legendary!
http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/CoroCoro_reveals_Hoopa (http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/CoroCoro_reveals_Hoopa)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on November 08, 2015, 01:31:06 PM
Pokemon Tree of Life
(http://i.imgur.com/0TV5GRM.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on November 26, 2015, 06:15:21 AM
Hoopa drops tomorrow through Nintendo Zone at participating McDonald's not only for OR/AS, but X/Y as well.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: soguru on November 30, 2015, 11:19:57 PM
I know this is gonna sound fucking crazy but hear me out. You know what I really want in a Pokemon game? I REALLY want a Pokemon game where the battle engine is basically like the one in the Advance wars series.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 30, 2015, 11:27:50 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/56/Pokemon_Nobunaga_Box.png)

Seriously, try it out. One of my favorite games ever. I had to carry around a little cheat sheet with a list of warriors and the pokemon that would evolve under their control.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: soguru on November 30, 2015, 11:45:17 PM
I'll check it out. Thanks Pak! :)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 04, 2015, 07:20:17 PM
Anyone get Hoopa?  Tried to get it through Mystery Gift at my local McDonald's and it didn't work.  Tried Nintendo Zone like the site said, but the service has been discontinued.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on December 04, 2015, 10:26:09 PM
Ooh. I thought I'd missed my chance. I'll give it a shot over the weekend and let everyone know how it goes.

Also: Pokemon Picross out on the e-shop! Yes, please!!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 05, 2015, 12:46:04 AM
If you need a specific Ditto for breeding, check out r/morebreedingdittos. They will give out any kind of ditto you could need.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 06, 2015, 04:31:33 PM
I got my Hoopa today! All you need to do is go to mystery gift>receive from internet.

Working on my Grass Gym team. Set it up as a trick room chip damage team of bulky pokemon. Finally was able to get my ditto with 0 speed IVs, too, so I can breed them properly.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 06, 2015, 04:33:47 PM
I got my Hoopa today! All you need to do is go to mystery gift>receive from internet.

Working on my Grass Gym team. Set it up as a trick room chip damage team of bulky pokemon. Finally was able to get my ditto with 0 speed IVs, too, so I can breed them properly.
Figured, though my local McDonald's didn't have the needed wifi connection channel.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 09, 2015, 12:32:18 PM
New VGC format announced starting Janurary 1st:

http://nuggetbridge.com/news/gs-cup-announced-as-pokemons-2016-ruleset/

It mimics the Generation Showdown Cup from 2010, meaning all Pokemon between XY and ORAS are legal, except event Pokemon. This includes the Primals, Rayquaza-Mega and all the other Mascots/non event legendaries.

I'm interested to try the format, but I'm not happy that I'm going to have to fucking replay the games to soft reset for my legendaries. It seems like another CHALK setup will happen and the teams won't be as varied. On the other hand, it makes less used Pokemon viable. For instance, in the case of the Primals and Mega Ray, any Pokemon with Cloud Nine becomes a lot better(Hellooooooo Golduck). This is a format that I saw the possibility of, but it wasn't one I expected. I think it's really got the option to go either way, with extremely uniform teams or extremely diverse teams.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 12, 2015, 08:15:49 PM
Pretty sure that I'm the only one running a Ho-oh right now. Don't understand why, the bird is fucking beast. My only problem is that Sacred Fire has decided that 50% burn chance is too high, and it needs to back it down to like 2%. Meanwhile my opponents get hax for days.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 17, 2015, 07:35:51 PM
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/646/934/094.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 12, 2016, 08:40:31 AM
What do you guys think of Weezing in doubles? It's got some nice resistances thanks to Levitate, access to Clear Smog, which let's it annoy the hell out of Xerneas when it tries to Geomancy. It also has Explosion for when it out lives it's usefulness. Hell, it can even run Gyro Ball to hit extremely fast threats.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 17, 2016, 01:10:43 PM
Have you guys played Pocket Mortys?  A free to play Rick and Morty / Pokemon cross over for mobile devices?  It's pretty fun.  Haven't had to spend any real money yet.  If you like the show's sense of humor then you'll find the game amusing as well. 
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on January 26, 2016, 07:41:22 AM
I don't know what it is and I have no clue why I'll be buying it on launch day..

https://www.youtube.com/v/RuVxO7R5SYQ
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on January 29, 2016, 06:35:01 PM
Soon Keldeo will be mine!  Mwahahahaha!
http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Mythical_Pok%C3%A9mon_to_be_distributed_throughout_2016 (http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Mythical_Pok%C3%A9mon_to_be_distributed_throughout_2016)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 01, 2016, 11:01:43 AM
Picked up Mew, but it doesn't seem to be showing up on the Pokedex. Hmm.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 17, 2016, 06:05:52 PM
Behold the newest Legendary, Magearna!
(http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/thumb/3/33/Magearna_XY_anime_2.png/300px-Magearna_XY_anime_2.png)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 20, 2016, 01:34:02 PM
So, all the gamestops in the area are out of Mew codes. I entered a Facebook contest, and got one! Woo
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on February 21, 2016, 12:40:00 PM
I've got an extra Mew code. I grabbed one today in case anyone needed one.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 22, 2016, 01:13:13 PM
Can't seem to trigger Crescent Isle in OR even with all the Spotpass hits I received at a con.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on February 25, 2016, 10:02:08 AM
I'm afraid I might fall off the wagon soon. I've been clean since I caught 'em all in Black a few years back, an effort which robbed me of many many hours of my life. I was too tired from the ordeal to invest in X and Y, and skipped OR and AS entirely.

Then I picked up Pokémon Picross, because it's Picross, so I had to, and THAT started me thinking, "Hey this Pokémon is pretty cool. I wonder if I could work them into a viable team. I've kept those impulses at bay, so far. But in 2 days, they're gonna release Red, Blue, and Yellow. If they do that at standard Gameboy eShop prices, I'd be crazy NOT to pick one up. And then it begins all over again...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on February 25, 2016, 11:27:13 AM
Every time I think I'm out they keep pulling me back in...

(https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k-oCZwNCMKFy10GN0ASjS9JEtp0=/0x0:960x540/1280x720/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/48933053/pokemon_sun_moon.0.0.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2016, 01:09:22 PM
INB4 "They're not colors!"
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2016, 01:12:46 PM
I'm afraid I might fall off the wagon soon. I've been clean since I caught 'em all in Black a few years back, an effort which robbed me of many many hours of my life. I was too tired from the ordeal to invest in X and Y, and skipped OR and AS entirely.

Then I picked up Pokémon Picross, because it's Picross, so I had to, and THAT started me thinking, "Hey this Pokémon is pretty cool. I wonder if I could work them into a viable team. I've kept those impulses at bay, so far. But in 2 days, they're gonna release Red, Blue, and Yellow. If they do that at standard Gameboy eShop prices, I'd be crazy NOT to pick one up. And then it begins all over again...
Honestly, both Gen 6 games have interesting mechanics even if you've played Gen 3.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on February 25, 2016, 01:22:43 PM
I'm afraid I might fall off the wagon soon. I've been clean since I caught 'em all in Black a few years back, an effort which robbed me of many many hours of my life. I was too tired from the ordeal to invest in X and Y, and skipped OR and AS entirely.

Then I picked up Pokémon Picross, because it's Picross, so I had to, and THAT started me thinking, "Hey this Pokémon is pretty cool. I wonder if I could work them into a viable team. I've kept those impulses at bay, so far. But in 2 days, they're gonna release Red, Blue, and Yellow. If they do that at standard Gameboy eShop prices, I'd be crazy NOT to pick one up. And then it begins all over again...
Honestly, both Gen 6 games have interesting mechanics even if you've played Gen 3.
Yeah, I should pick up X and Y again. Jigglypuff's promotion to Fairy is intriguing to me. I always have a Jigglypuff or Wigglytuff on my team because I'm twisted like that, and now I wouldn't have to use up a spot on a normal. Plus, Dragon Pokemon have always been a thorn in my side.
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Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2016, 02:05:34 PM
Plus, you can pick up the Mew redemption card when get the games.
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Post by: k1 on February 25, 2016, 03:07:55 PM
Speaking of which, I still have 2 of them if anyone needs them...
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 25, 2016, 04:32:04 PM
I'm afraid I might fall off the wagon soon. I've been clean since I caught 'em all in Black a few years back, an effort which robbed me of many many hours of my life. I was too tired from the ordeal to invest in X and Y, and skipped OR and AS entirely.

Then I picked up Pokémon Picross, because it's Picross, so I had to, and THAT started me thinking, "Hey this Pokémon is pretty cool. I wonder if I could work them into a viable team. I've kept those impulses at bay, so far. But in 2 days, they're gonna release Red, Blue, and Yellow. If they do that at standard Gameboy eShop prices, I'd be crazy NOT to pick one up. And then it begins all over again...
Honestly, both Gen 6 games have interesting mechanics even if you've played Gen 3.
Yeah, I should pick up X and Y again. Jigglypuff's promotion to Fairy is intriguing to me. I always have a Jigglypuff or Wigglytuff on my team because I'm twisted like that, and now I wouldn't have to use up a spot on a normal. Plus, Dragon Pokemon have always been a thorn in my side.

Wigglytuff is actually usable in Doubles, since intimidate is nearly universal, and it gets +2 whenever it gets intimidated. I mean, Xerneas outclasses it in every way in the current VGC format, but... you COULD use it. Although all other Fairies have completely disappeared. :P
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2016, 05:06:09 PM
Every time I think I'm out they keep pulling me back in...

(https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k-oCZwNCMKFy10GN0ASjS9JEtp0=/0x0:960x540/1280x720/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/48933053/pokemon_sun_moon.0.0.jpg)
The only problem with those names
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robopon_Sun,_Star,_and_Moon_Versions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robopon_Sun,_Star,_and_Moon_Versions)
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Post by: Darth Geek on February 26, 2016, 08:08:43 AM
Every time I think I'm out they keep pulling me back in...

(https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k-oCZwNCMKFy10GN0ASjS9JEtp0=/0x0:960x540/1280x720/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/48933053/pokemon_sun_moon.0.0.jpg)
Do they collide to be Frank?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on February 26, 2016, 08:13:35 AM
Pokémon: Frank should totally be the special edition they release a year later...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2016, 09:04:06 AM
Comfirmed!  Also, trading from Gen 1 to Sun and Moon is possible through Pokémon Bank now.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 26, 2016, 10:47:26 AM
I'm going to speculate that we're going to be getting Megas for Solrock and Lunatone, which is cool, because they're fun pokes that need some love. Their move pools are nicely diverse and do really cool things as supports.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2016, 10:49:06 AM
Or Mega Pikachu/Raichu.  Surprised he wasn't one of the first in line, considering he's the game's mascot.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on February 26, 2016, 11:49:52 AM
Maybe megas for the moonstone/sunstone evolutions, too...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2016, 11:55:37 AM
Apparently, Gen 1 games are unpatched, thus all the glitches are intact.  What will happen if someone tries to transfer Missingno. to Pokémon Bank?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 26, 2016, 12:17:17 PM
I don't think Raichu would get a Mega, since it's very relevant competitively. It's actually a very effective Kyogre-P killer this year, and with Fake Out/Encore/Nuzzle/Volt Tackle it has a really nasty support set.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 27, 2016, 09:26:39 AM
I built a new Doubles team on Pokemon Showdown, and have been having fun with it. This morning, I managed to Skill Swap a Mega Mawile with my Gengar, and then Skill Swap Huge Power onto my Mega Rayquaza, doubling it's already insane attack stat. The opponent was horrified.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 03, 2016, 08:18:56 PM
Skill Swapping Levitate onto your Groudon so the enemy can't hit with Precipice Blades ‪#‎JustGengarThings‬

Also, the Pokemon Bank gives you Regirock, Regice, and Registeel with their Hidden Abilities right now, Celebi is live via Mystery Gift, and Linoone is an amazing support Pokemon that pairs perfectly well with Xerneas, while supporting the team at the same time. Seriously, he's awesome.
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Post by: The Lurker on March 04, 2016, 01:33:04 PM
Is there a list anywhere of all the Post-Groudon Mega Evolution stones and Hidden Pokémon?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 04, 2016, 01:40:53 PM
Which ones are you looking for? Serebii probably can answer all those questions. They've got a Mega Stone Location (http://www.serebii.net/omegarubyalphasapphire/megaevolutions.shtml) guide, as well as a Legendary Catching Guide (http://www.serebii.net/omegarubyalphasapphire/legendary.shtml). Hope that helps :)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 04, 2016, 02:03:09 PM
Which ones are you looking for? Serebii probably can answer all those questions. They've got a Mega Stone Location (http://www.serebii.net/omegarubyalphasapphire/megaevolutions.shtml) guide, as well as a Legendary Catching Guide (http://www.serebii.net/omegarubyalphasapphire/legendary.shtml). Hope that helps :)
Basically all the regular ones from other regions that spawn as Hidden Pokémon after you defeat Groudon/the other one (ie zorua, buneary, ...)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 04, 2016, 03:20:56 PM
You can check the locations for each Pokemon on Serebii as well, in their Pokedex entries. If you have specific ones that you need, ask, and I might have them. I need to work on my pokedex :P
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 05, 2016, 09:49:58 AM
Do bike trips count toward the egg hatching time?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 05, 2016, 10:31:15 AM
Yes. You can even just spin around in a circle. I just ride around the Battle Resort to hatch eggs.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 05, 2016, 11:07:17 PM
I don't remember where it was in the original Ruby and Sapphire, but somewhere there was this long stretch of land where you could just bike to the south and keep going for like- a full minute. Then when you heard the tree bump, you'd change directions. Every Pokemon game has something like that somewhere. That's how I like to hatch 'em. Also there's some Warm Body attribute or something like that that cuts the time down by a fraction if you have one in your party.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 06, 2016, 07:30:34 AM
I don't remember where it was in the original Ruby and Sapphire, but somewhere there was this long stretch of land where you could just bike to the south and keep going for like- a full minute. Then when you heard the tree bump, you'd change directions. Every Pokemon game has something like that somewhere. That's how I like to hatch 'em. Also there's some Warm Body attribute or something like that that cuts the time down by a fraction if you have one in your party.

In ruby and sapphire, it was right next to the day care in Mauville City. East and west. Diamond and Pearl had a long stretch up and down, as did Gold, Silver, and the remakes. The problem with it in Mauville, though, is the changes to Mauville make it sub optimal.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 11, 2016, 07:05:29 PM
Been climbing the ladder on Pokemon Showdown all day, right now I'm sitting at a somewhat respectable 1350. I'm really starting to get a feel for the way the metagame plays and how my opponents thing. My Linoone has been the star of the show, allowing me to kill opposing Primals in 1 turn with my Groudon, or just shutting down other Pokes that are really reliant on their ability. The rare times I use it, Simple Beam into my Xerneas is generally the game right there. My Venusaur has been incredibly useful as a partner to Groudon, outspeeding nearly everything when Groudon is on the field, thanks to Chlorophyll. Gengar has caused some fun plays, too. I've been using Skill Swap to give my own Groudon Levitate, so it can't be hit by enemy ground types, I've used it to put Parental Bond onto my Xerneas, which was disgusting, and Icy Wind offers extremely useful Speed Control. The Kangaskhan on my team is just there because I've never used one, and it filled another role of Physical sweeper. It partners well with everything, and I used some mind games, giving it Frustration over Return, in case someone transforms into it with a Ditto. I am extremely happy with this team, because it's helping me learn so much about the game, it's teaching me to read my opponents and make my moves based on what I expect THEM to do instead of what I think is best. I think I need some Tailwind, though. I'm thinking of swapping Gengar for the never seen Articuno, but some other pokemon will probably serve my needs better.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 11, 2016, 07:31:28 PM
Debating whether I should go after Keldeo's compatriots.  If I do, I may need to borrow some.  I would like to track down some of the seasonal Deerling/Sawsbuck at some point (Autumn or Winter, preferably).
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 12, 2016, 03:32:38 AM
From Gravity Falls Creator Alex Hirsch turns the presidential candidates into Pokemon.


http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/11/11207128/pokemon-candidates-trump-cruz-rubio-sanders-gravity-falls-alex-hirsch
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 24, 2016, 07:26:10 AM
More Pokémon Go info: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-go/ (http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-go/)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 31, 2016, 08:08:57 AM
Is Smeargle's Dark Void bothering you? Run Mega Sableye. Magic Bounce is hilarious.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 05, 2016, 11:54:57 AM
HOLY FUCK I GOT AN ACCEPTABLE KYOGRE RIGHT OFF THE BAT.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on April 05, 2016, 12:02:08 PM
Poke-Nirvana, right there.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 06, 2016, 09:02:38 AM
I am currently 3 Synchronize Ralts away from having one of every nature. It'll make catching preferable nature Legends better.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on April 06, 2016, 09:24:44 AM
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/look-for-a-trio-of-legendary-pokemon-in-your-inbox/ (http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/look-for-a-trio-of-legendary-pokemon-in-your-inbox/)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 06, 2016, 09:45:54 AM
YAY! I finished
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 10, 2016, 03:30:47 PM
For real though, FUCK CATCHING A DIALGA. It's a lot more complicated than catching Rayquaza was. But I need it for my TR setter on my team. There's no other replacements. :(
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 15, 2016, 02:34:47 PM
I catch a 5 IV Timid Kyurem... and the one stat that's not perfect is it's Special Attack.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 21, 2016, 07:48:41 AM
Fuck chain breeding -_-
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on April 29, 2016, 08:05:48 PM
Without much warning Zygarde is up for download!

Edit:  Which is odd because it hasn't even been officially announced that it would be available.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on May 10, 2016, 05:59:50 AM
Your Pokémon Sun and Moon starters:
http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/pokemon/ (http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/pokemon/)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on May 10, 2016, 06:40:24 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiGC9KVVAAIfOy6.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on May 17, 2016, 09:39:56 AM
Would someone be able to Trade my grass team to and from OR for me? I'm gonna restart my game today, and I want to keep some of the items.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on May 17, 2016, 01:20:00 PM
Pokemon Go US Field Test sign ups are live!

http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/index.jsp
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on May 17, 2016, 01:48:17 PM
Got my team traded and my game reset wooooooo.
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Post by: k1 on May 28, 2016, 12:55:26 PM
Did anyone happen to grab an extra Darkrai code from GameStop? I missed out
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on May 28, 2016, 02:04:01 PM
Did anyone happen to grab an extra Darkrai code from GameStop? I missed out

Yup, I'll send you a message.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 02, 2016, 07:32:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/XW14HO7C1Dg
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on June 07, 2016, 08:17:13 PM
Got into Pokemon Go! Caught a meowth and a bulbasaur
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Post by: k1 on June 08, 2016, 05:13:17 PM
Got into Pokemon Go! Caught a meowth and a bulbasaur

Awesome!
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on June 08, 2016, 05:15:07 PM
Unfortunately I'm not allowed to post really anything about it. Darn NDAS :P
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on June 08, 2016, 06:38:33 PM
Unfortunately I'm not allowed to post really anything about it. Darn NDAS :P

I figured as much. I'm hoping they open it up to more users & I can get in.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on June 16, 2016, 06:09:27 PM
Looks like the Go+ thingy will be $35 and available the end of July, so I assume they will have the app live around the end of next month as well!
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 30, 2016, 10:25:54 AM
New Pokémon!

http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/30/12067260/pokemon-sun-and-moon-new-pokemon-names-types

As ever, the Pokémon that intrigue me the most are the ones everyone says looks stupid. (I still love you, Vanilish!) As such, Charjabug looks like a must-have.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on July 01, 2016, 02:32:33 PM
I see what you did there...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmPAqtJWMAMYkK5.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmPAq1TWEAAkFcA.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 06, 2016, 08:20:02 PM
Pokemon Go is out in the US!

Hoping the rain holds off tomorrow so we can go hunting!
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 06, 2016, 11:14:45 PM
Anyone figure out how gym battles work?  The game doesn't seem to explain much. I got to level 5, sent one of my Pokemon to a gym, then I tried to fight that Pokemon with one of my other Pokemon. The Pokemon I sent to the gym attacked my other Pokemon without me being able to do anything back until it died. Tried again with a different Pokemon but then the servers crashed and now I can't play.

So what's the purpose of the gym?  Is it like a king of the hill thing where my Pokemon will be there until someone else beats it?  What happens if I beat it myself?  How do I get to attack?  The other Pokemon attacked 4 times without me doing anything.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 07, 2016, 06:35:13 AM
Google map with a couple thousand Pokestops & Gyms mapped out!



https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NMi554M7U1HFJhxvDuwEBXEFsSU&usp=sharing


*aaaand in the time it took me to map the stop by my house and get the share link someone wiped the map & put pictures of Hitler all over it and changed the name to gaaaaaaayyyyyyy
Oh internet, you're the internetiest.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 07, 2016, 12:25:50 PM
Lets Play Pokemon Go on launch day!
http://www.youtube.com/v/GjhLZpXdjyk?rel=0&hd=0
https://youtu.be/GjhLZpXdjyk
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 08, 2016, 07:16:07 AM
What team is everyone in Pokemon Go? (Also, does it make a difference? How do the teams work?)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Compound on July 08, 2016, 10:12:49 AM
Man catches a Pidgey on Pokémon GO as his wife gives birth (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/07/08/man-catches-a-pidgey-on-pokmon-go-as-his-wife-gives-birth/?WTmcid=tmgoff_soc_spf_fb&WT.mc_id=sf30521394)

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/technology/2016/07/08/sub-buzz-18240-1467907625-1-xlarge_trans++zEtXRB0DXuIn2fl79S5BHV8PWJpUrHL22-r_0dOYG6Q.jpg)

Guys? Word of advice. Don't do this.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on July 08, 2016, 11:18:13 AM
I mean- not for a Pidgey!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Compound on July 08, 2016, 11:44:10 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm2_iC-XEAAjz4L.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm3XvgyUIAAyLJY.jpg)
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Post by: k1 on July 08, 2016, 04:24:15 PM
Let's Play Pokemon Go! (Day 2):
Pokestops, Battery Saving, Items, Police Officers, & more!
http://www.youtube.com/v/jF8xrafLioA?rel=0&hd=0
https://youtu.be/jF8xrafLioA

His little dance when he caught a Pokemon cracked me up.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on July 08, 2016, 05:08:36 PM
What team is everyone in Pokemon Go? (Also, does it make a difference? How do the teams work?)

I'm purple.

So from what I've read (cause it's not explained at all in the game from what I can tell) teams have to do with gyms. It's kind of like a king of the hill thing. If you find an empty gym, you can claim it for your team by assigning a Pokemon to it. It will stay there until a player from another team beats your Pokemon in battle enough times to lower the gym points to 0. Then they can submit their own Pokemon to the gym.

If you run across a gym occupied by a member of your own team you can submit another Pokemon, making that gym even harder to defeat. (No idea how you are supposed to beat 2 Pokemon with 1 unless your Pokemon has crazy high CP). Also, if you come to a gym occupied by a member of your team, you can fight that Pokemon, but instead of kicking out the other Pokemon you raise the prestige of the gym, making it harder for other teams to beat.

And like I said, I was able to learn none of that from the game itself, including the fact that you tap on your Pokemon to make it attack, and swipe to make it dodge (dodge seems pretty useless)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on July 08, 2016, 09:54:35 PM
Teen playing new Pokémon game on phone discovers body in Wind River

http://county10.com/201021174044426240
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Darth Geek on July 09, 2016, 07:38:52 AM
Teen playing new Pokémon game on phone discovers body in Wind River

http://county10.com/201021174044426240

That's a terrible cross promotion between Pokémon Go and Swiss Army Man
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on July 09, 2016, 07:45:55 AM
Teen playing new Pokémon game on phone discovers body in Wind River

http://county10.com/201021174044426240

That's a terrible cross promotion between Pokémon Go and Swiss Army Man
Or a remake of Stand By Me
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Compound on July 09, 2016, 10:27:28 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm3Vdt7WcAAphVG.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on July 09, 2016, 11:03:22 AM
Ohhhh. Ok, you can swap Pokemon during gym battles. Can't tell if there's a limit to how many times you can swap. Seems kind of cheap if you can just run through your entire collection to beat a gym, leaving behind a pile of fainted Pokemon until your last weedle chips away the final 1 damage.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Compound on July 09, 2016, 12:10:20 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2rz5l60.png)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on July 09, 2016, 04:48:59 PM
First day I've had a chance to go out with my phone while the servers were working. I snagged a Pidgey at Home Depot and a Geodude at Church's Chicken (Wish I could claim they happened the other way around.) Then I returned home and found a Jigglypuff just waiting there for me. The star of my team has arrived!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on July 11, 2016, 10:03:07 AM
A good read that details a lot of mechanics that aren't explained in the game.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2016/07/09/ten-things-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started-pokemon-go/amp/?client=safari#
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on July 11, 2016, 02:14:43 PM
I'm a huge fan of both Pokémon and Nintendo and I have to say, I didn't expect the release of Pokémon Go to be quite the phenomenon it has been. I thought it would have a lukewarm reaction. Maybe a few hardcore fans willing to leave their house in the name of a phone game. The concept reads like so many other failed attempts Nintendo has made over the years to augment reality and get gamers off the couch.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on July 11, 2016, 02:29:16 PM
I'm a huge fan of both Pokémon and Nintendo and I have to say, I didn't expect the release of Pokémon Go to be quite the phenomenon it has been. I thought it would have a lukewarm reaction. Maybe a few hardcore fans willing to leave their house in the name of a phone game. The concept reads like so many other failed attempts Nintendo has made over the years to augment reality and get gamers off the couch.

I think the two key points to success were 'free to play' and 'Install base'. Releasing a game with nintendo's name brand attraction under a free to play model is bound to move some units. Add to that the giant install base that smartphones have you have a huge success.  It helps that it's a fun little game.

I'm curious if it will have any staying power, and if people are actually spending money on it.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Kete on July 13, 2016, 08:33:40 AM
(https://s31.postimg.org/ay785g4qz/Screenshot_2016_07_12_22_43_33.png)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Compound on July 15, 2016, 06:50:11 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnbxQ61XEAAg10Y.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Compound on July 15, 2016, 11:59:47 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CndlI56UsAAoA4Q.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: CJones on July 16, 2016, 01:35:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/jqJSMItGdn4

Seriously people?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 19, 2016, 04:09:35 AM
If you're on Tmobile make sure you redeem the unlimited Pokemon go data coupon in the Tmobile Tuesday app today!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on July 19, 2016, 02:40:50 PM
Pokémon Sun/Moon Steelbook Duel Pack!

As someone who still laments never getting that Fire Emblem special edition, I'd encourage fans who plan on getting both to get 'em while they're there!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IBZKJBK/
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Compound on July 23, 2016, 11:52:30 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoBHg6KXYAAuQZB.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 25, 2016, 12:46:30 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoBHg6KXYAAuQZB.jpg)

A lot of water pokemon in this job.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 27, 2016, 07:24:56 AM
Pokemon Go Plus delayed until some time in September. (Not surprising since it was supposed to be out around now & we hadn't heard anything other than the initial preorders sold out really quick.)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 29, 2016, 01:20:53 PM
How to play with your phone horizontally.
https://www.youtube.com/v/DlRc-_C23XQ
https://youtu.be/DlRc-_C23XQ
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 31, 2016, 07:33:03 AM
WARNING! The IOS update removed the battery saver mode.

So stupid since now you have to have your phone unlocked the entire time while you are walking and trying to hatch eggs.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on August 01, 2016, 07:17:38 AM
Sure, they're probably just some drainage pipes... *IS NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN*

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13912763_10206917149392723_8389555223514291745_n.jpg?oh=ce6968fb66d7e2a24e2dd8a2b1a873b4&oe=581741B3)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on August 01, 2016, 07:35:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/3AZHowhxM0U
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on August 01, 2016, 09:28:56 AM
When I watched that this morning, I was aroused. They're shaking the formula up A LOT.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on August 01, 2016, 09:34:48 AM
FINE. I guess I'm off the Pokéwagon. Sign me up for Day 1.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 04, 2016, 05:06:45 AM
I don't know if this is real or someone who made a sketch for herself (or maybe somewhere in between), but I enjoyed this.

https://www.youtube.com/v/jsiszLnzMhs

If you are real, lady, hang in there.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on August 11, 2016, 09:37:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Py2LxgWBaRQ
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 14, 2016, 07:09:54 PM
So all this Pokemoning has revived my interest in the card game.

Anyone here play the online version?

(If you didn't know, it's free)

My username is 'tedprior'.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on August 14, 2016, 08:27:16 PM
So all this Pokemoning has revived my interest in the card game.

Anyone here play the online version?

(If you didn't know, it's free)

My username is 'tedprior'.

My son does I think. His username is xR3353x
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on August 19, 2016, 11:12:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/-1hsh267tUM
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on August 19, 2016, 12:15:53 PM
the fact that one is literally named Pile-o'-Sand if you say it with the right inflection just tickles me. Also Bewear's preevolution is fucking adorbs.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on August 20, 2016, 06:57:00 PM
VGC world championships are happening this weekend! You can watch on twitch, or a few other websites. The TCG world championship is also being held, so if you're into watching that, you can. There's been a lot of hype for VGC so far, with very diverse teams making the top cut.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 20, 2016, 09:58:43 PM
OK, so apparently there is going to be a Detective Pikachu live action movie and they are approaching Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch and Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to write it.  So if that happens, I guess I'm going to see a Pokemon movie.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on August 21, 2016, 03:55:41 PM
Pokémon World Championships have finished! That Masters division Final round was one of the best sets I've EVER seen played. It was a 2-0 victory, but each game was won by a single prediction and play from the winner. They were both INCREDIBLY close, and the players should be absolutely proud of themselves. Props to the US bringing home the championship in all VGC divisions, and the TCG looked like it was awesome as well, prompting me that maybe I'll want to download the free client and try it out. Super awesome Worlds this year, if you get the chance and are interested in competitive play, I'd see if I could find those games on either YouTube or Twitch.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on August 26, 2016, 06:52:43 PM
Rayquaza has been such a solid Pokémon this year, that it was in need of a guaranteed, sure fire counter. Choice Scarf Cloyster fits the bill PERFECTLY. Skill Link allows it to fire a guaranteed 5 Icicle Spears at the Mega Dragon, and can OHKO through Strong Winds. It makes a great partner to Groudon, because it baits Rayquaza coming in to allow Kyogre to use its water attacks. Cloyster moves first, kills the Ray, and Kyogre is left with a tan. I love the niche plays.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on August 26, 2016, 08:20:56 PM
My sons Pokemon Go account got the ban hammer treatment. Most likely because he was playing on my phone. (He is 10. He doesn't need a phone of his own.) Even though the Terms say 1 account per person (not device) they must view it as me having a second account. You would think the fact that it's a PTC account for a minor that I had to sign in on my account to approve to play would factor in but I guess not.

Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 26, 2016, 08:24:49 PM
You should be able to appeal that.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on August 26, 2016, 10:49:27 PM
Well a couple weeks ago, Niantic took all of the Pokémon out of military bases (Or at least the one where I work), so I can't Pokémon hunt while I take a walk on my lunch anymore.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on August 27, 2016, 03:44:56 AM
Well a couple weeks ago, Niantic took all of the Pokémon out of military bases (Or at least the one where I work), so I can't Pokémon hunt while I take a walk on my lunch anymore.

You COULD install the joystick mod for it. :P

I like Pokémon Go, but it seems more focused on people in major cities with a ton of landmarks. I live in a smaller town, and am moving to a much smaller one. When Poke vision was still active, I I had to scroll all over the place to find a Pokemon, or actually go the 4 miles into the city proper, hunt, and then go back. Even then, the Tricites have so many less Pokemon than Seattle or Portland would. If they had more evenly spread the Pokemon, I doubt I'd have lost interest as quick as I did.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on September 01, 2016, 07:50:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/CsTuHGpLJfM
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on September 06, 2016, 10:47:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/YFbMGKvN6ts
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on September 06, 2016, 11:43:38 AM
Alolan Raticate is my spirit animal.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on September 20, 2016, 06:53:02 AM
About time they addressed version exclusives.
https://www.youtube.com/v/m8lfI66T5II
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 04, 2016, 07:07:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/ciqAkdXQ9dw
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 18, 2016, 08:54:53 AM
Sun & Moon demo is out!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 19, 2016, 06:49:50 AM
And Data miners have found out pretty much everything
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 19, 2016, 06:56:59 AM
Yeah, they'll do that. I'm kinda surprised Nintendo put it all there to be mined.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 19, 2016, 07:11:23 AM
Also, the items you can transfer are based on a timer so more will become available as time goes by.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 19, 2016, 10:33:13 AM
Yeah, they'll do that. I'm kinda surprised Nintendo put it all there to be mined.

Actually, they tried to scrub it so that only demo stuff was there, and they succeeded... except they forgot to delete the shiny folder. Someone got fired :P
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 22, 2016, 06:47:19 PM
Anyone know what was unlocked today or yesterday (aside from a small cutscene)?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on December 25, 2016, 09:03:13 PM
Woooo! Niantic added Apple Watch support for Pokémon Go!

Best part is that now you can hatch eggs & get candy on a treadmill* since it counts steps rather than GOS distance. (Or have it track you while playing drums in Rock band like I did today!)


*or flailing your arms around like a lunatic because you can.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on February 15, 2017, 02:28:26 PM
Gen 2 out in PokeGo later this week!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 15, 2017, 04:17:21 PM
Gen 2 out in PokeGo later this week!

Can't wait (but wish they'd given a specific day)!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on February 16, 2017, 03:29:39 AM
Gen 2 out in PokeGo later this week!

Can't wait (but wish they'd given a specific day)!

No but starting this afternoon Pokémon storage upgrades are 50% off. So hopefully very soon!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 16, 2017, 04:08:09 PM
They dropped here an hour ago. I assume it was simultaneous?

It's buggy as fuck right now. Like as bad as when it launched.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 16, 2017, 05:08:09 PM
Eevee Nickname trick for Espeon & Umbreon!
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on February 17, 2017, 03:22:19 PM
They dropped here an hour ago. I assume it was simultaneous?

It's buggy as fuck right now. Like as bad as when it launched.

Yup!

Super buggy here too. Bombs out immediately if I fire up the Apple Watch app.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on October 17, 2017, 12:23:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/a0XEzxULCDg

YOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on November 12, 2017, 11:35:04 AM
How am I supposed to replace Mega Kangaskhan when it's perfect? :-(
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 02, 2017, 10:55:42 PM
Just caught a Mewtwo in Pokemon Go. :D

I'm just two regional Pokemon (Mr Mine and Tauros) and Mew away from finishing the original Pokedex.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on December 03, 2017, 07:11:40 PM
Just caught a Mewtwo in Pokemon Go. :D

I'm just two regional Pokemon (Mr Mine and Tauros) and Mew away from finishing the original Pokedex.

Nice! There has only been 1 lonely EX Raid on Cape Cod so far. And it was probably 35 min away from where I'm living now. I didn't get an invite.

I'm only missing Mr Mime, Corsola, Heracross, Kangaskhan.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 03, 2017, 07:16:16 PM
My gen 2 pokedex has a couple more holes - Corsola, Heracorss, Unoun and of course the unreleased ones.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on December 04, 2017, 03:48:38 AM
There was an Unown that popped up in my friends back yard at 1am Friday. I had just put my phone in airplane mode and didn't get his texts about it until the next morning.  :'(
Fortunately I caught one back in September
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on January 17, 2018, 04:38:58 PM
Still no EX Raid pass for me...

My 'dex is only missing Milotic for the Gen 3 guys that are out at this time.  (Unless you want to count Minun and Relicanth which aren't available in the US)

Still missing Mr Mime, Corsola, Heracross, & Kangaskhan too but you can't get them in the Northeast.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 17, 2018, 09:48:06 PM
You're doing better than me. Lots of gaps in my pokedex from gen 3. But I do have two Mewtwos.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on May 31, 2018, 05:59:56 PM
So the Pokémon Gold Beta (possibly the '97 Spaceworld demo) has been leaked and the roster is behind spoilers if you're curious...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Iron Curtain on June 01, 2018, 10:33:48 AM
Anyone here playing Pokémon Quest? I can't stop playing that game! Whenever I get a new battery charge, I just feel the urge to go out on an expedition!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Russoguru on June 08, 2018, 05:30:46 PM
Given that this thread quite possibly has the most elite of Pokemon players, I want to ask a question: What's the best Pokemon game?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 08, 2018, 05:50:51 PM
Given that this thread quite possibly has the most elite of Pokemon players, I want to ask a question: What's the best Pokemon game?

The thing about Pokemon games is that they're kind of like ice cream. All of them are basically the same, with minor variations to make them taste different. Everyone also has their favourite flavour, and will argue with anyone to "prove" that their opinion is right. I personally think Gen 5(BWB2W2) are the best games, because they gave us a lot of interesting and fun Pokemon. However, as far as getting into the franchise, Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon are a great place to start. They cut out a lot of annoying things from the older games and focused a lot harder on making the most out of the player's time with a streamlined experience.

Honestly, you can pick up pretty much any of the games and enjoy them, because they're all basically the same formula: cockfights, but with elemental powers. If you're not interested in any more than just the story/gameplay, I'd say play Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon first. They have a fairly lengthy tutorial that most veterans absolutely hated, but is a good way to get your feet wet.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 08, 2018, 06:38:34 PM
I assume you are talking about the core series (which are the best Pokemon games)

If you've never played any of them, I'd get one of the first gen and work my way along if I could.

If you are talking outside of the core series, Pokemon Snap is a lot of fun (though very short).
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 08, 2018, 07:20:45 PM
Pokémon Black & White is my personal favorite of the main series. The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games are also a lot of fun if you like roguelikes. And Detective Pikachu is a charming little adventure game.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 08, 2018, 07:38:06 PM
Pokémon Black & White is my personal favorite of the main series. The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games are also a lot of fun if you like roguelikes. And Detective Pikachu is a charming little adventure game.

Detective Pikachu's sword hand twitches...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 08, 2018, 08:20:00 PM
Gen 2 is my favorite of the earlier Gens.  It fixes a good chunk of issues the previous Gen had.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 08, 2018, 09:12:23 PM
I actually can't sit down and play the pre DS games. The gameplay improvements they've made through the years make the early games feel rather clunky and dated. I understand the nostalgia value of RBY and GSC, but I can't get back into them. The gameplay has improved immensely in the past 21 years, imo.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Russoguru on June 12, 2018, 08:25:34 PM
I spent a little extra and got Pokemon Omega Ruby. It's alright so far, I've already evolved my first Pokemon and he made short work of the first two Gym leaders.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 12, 2018, 09:08:12 PM
I spent a little extra and got Pokemon Omega Ruby. It's alright so far, I've already evolved my first Pokemon and he made short work of the first two Gym leaders.

Good choice. Gen 3 and it's remakes are some of my favourites, as they're what really got me into the series and trigger my nostalgia factor. Who's your starter? :D
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Russoguru on June 13, 2018, 12:55:48 PM
Torchic, who has evolved into Combusken. I've caught two other Pokemon but Combusken has learned so many moves and is so overpowered(for the moment anyway) I've only been using him for all my battles.  8)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 13, 2018, 03:46:24 PM
Nice, the disco chick. It'll do you pretty well until you get to the last few gyms, since it's resistant/neutral to everything from the early gyms and super effective against a few, especially when it evolves. A good strategy for leveling other Pokemon, if you want to try it, is to lead with the weaker one, then switch it out into your stronger one; that way they split the XP, and the lower level mon can catch up to the point where you're not essentially relying on your starter for the entire game. or even go back to an earlier point in the map where the wild Pokemon are roughly the same level, or maybe a little bit higher. Glad you're enjoying it :D
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 13, 2018, 05:16:18 PM
Nice, the disco chick. It'll do you pretty well until you get to the last few gyms, since it's resistant/neutral to everything from the early gyms and super effective against a few, especially when it evolves. A good strategy for leveling other Pokemon, if you want to try it, is to lead with the weaker one, then switch it out into your stronger one; that way they split the XP, and the lower level mon can catch up to the point where you're not essentially relying on your starter for the entire game. or even go back to an earlier point in the map where the wild Pokemon are roughly the same level, or maybe a little bit higher. Glad you're enjoying it :D

That's what I was going to say - Don't leave yourself high and dry for the later game!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 21, 2018, 05:34:16 PM
If you want postcards + gifts from Australia in Pokemon Go, my friends code is 2097 0253 9623
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 06, 2018, 06:08:02 AM
If you want postcards + gifts from Australia in Pokemon Go, my friends code is 2097 0253 9623

Added you!

If you want some from Cape Cod MA my code is 9243 4801 8524
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on July 06, 2018, 07:47:37 AM
If you guys want stuff from the Kansas City area, here's mine: 0491 1171 7590
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on July 08, 2018, 02:26:45 PM
I got a shiny Sunglasses Squirtle! It's got trash stats, but I'm going to keep that boy and evolve it for the swag points
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 08, 2018, 04:51:38 PM
I got two regular shiny Squirtle, but no shiny sunglasses Squirtle. :(

I wasn't able to play much though as it fell during the boardgame day that I run once a month.

On top of that, I was too sick to attend Articuno day the day before, and an EX Raid the day before that. Garbage week for me :(
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 10, 2018, 06:57:54 AM
My daughter caught a 100% Sunglasses Squirtle But didn’t realize until after the event. She evolved a different one and has no candy left.

My son ended up catching 12 shiny including 4 in a row at one point. Crazy!!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on July 10, 2018, 12:09:24 PM
Soon as I get the candy to evolve my Feebas, which will take forever, gonna probably stick the Squirtle as my buddy to get the candy for my Swagstoise
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on July 11, 2018, 07:12:58 PM
Soon as I get the candy to evolve my Feebas, which will take forever, gonna probably stick the Squirtle as my buddy to get the candy for my Swagstoise

If you can be patient you may want to have another Feebas ready to evolve in case it is part of the Special Research for the next mythical pokemon
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on July 11, 2018, 08:06:16 PM
Soon as I get the candy to evolve my Feebas, which will take forever, gonna probably stick the Squirtle as my buddy to get the candy for my Swagstoise

If you can be patient you may want to have another Feebas ready to evolve in case it is part of the Special Research for the next mythical pokemon
I'm only at like 30 candies, and since I've had rubbish luck with Raids near me, I've basically been stuck walking to get it. At this rate, I'll probably have my Milotic by next June.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on July 16, 2018, 07:38:36 PM
I feel like Volcarona is one of the most underrated Pokemon on the competitive scene. That moth is so damned versatile. It can function in any weather, weather as a counter to the weather or working with your weather, it can Rage Powder/Tailwind/Will-o-Wisp support, you can give it Quiver Dance to increase it's already amazing stats, you can run Giga Drain, Hurricane, Heat Wave, Overheat, Bug Buzz, and I'm sure there's others that I'm missing. This bug proves that the Bug type is not weak, not anymore.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 23, 2018, 07:39:48 PM
Just hit level 40! :D
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on August 26, 2018, 08:15:52 AM
New Rules for VGC 2019! (https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-ready-for-a-legendary-video-game-championships-season/)

The cool thing is that there's going to be a shifting format through the season, limiting the items you can use at first, and slowly making them more available so that you have to continue to refine your team as the season goes on rather than make minor adjustments. At first, no megas or Z-crystals, then all Z-Crystals except Ultra Necrozium-Z, and finally all items and moves available through normal play. The other cool thing is that it's the return of the Generational Showdown format, so we get to use restricted Legends again. The team I've started theory crafting uses Lunala and Xerneas, but that might change. I just want to use best bat.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 04, 2018, 10:19:50 PM
I got a 96% Celebi! :D
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on September 12, 2018, 07:10:10 PM
I got a 96% Celebi! :D

That’s awesome! Mine was only 83%. I’m just happy it was a “Wonder”
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on September 12, 2018, 08:25:17 PM
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7vgc2019sunseries-804929620 (https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7vgc2019sunseries-804929620)

While testing some changes to my VGC19 team on showdown, this happened. I felt really bad about this one. Guy got absolutely destroyed. The concept of the team is that Gravity boosts the accuracy of all moves by 2 stages, making things like Blizzard and Precipice Blades have 100% hit chance, and Grass Whistle having a 91% hit chance. Yeah, I rely on sleep turns. Yeah, it's kind of hit or miss. But damn, it feels good when something like this happens. Absolutely disgusting.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 16, 2018, 05:00:55 PM
The first wave of Gen 4 dropped today! I only have a couple of bidoof so far.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Russoguru on October 18, 2018, 09:13:24 AM
Okay, I know how weird this is going to sound, because I'm really not big on the main Pokemon series of games. Honestly one of these days I'd be more interested in watching the anime. However, besides the show there are some aspects of the series I REALLY like. One of them is the Pokedex(The other is the Pokemon puzzle challenge). I had a Pokedex way back in 1998 when I got one from... damn, I think I got it from FAO Schwartz(Not sure if I spelled that right) in Las Vegas, NV. Anyway, I like the Pokedex a LOT but with the ravages of time you tend to lose stuff and... unfortunately that Pokedex is LONG, LONG gone, I have no idea where it's gone to after all these years.

Sorry, let me get to the point. For a while now they've had a Pokedex App on the 3DS Eshop channel. For those who have it or are interested in acquiring it... is it pretty cool? Is it worth the 15 bucks?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on October 18, 2018, 10:21:18 AM
I would say no. There are plenty of apps on mobile phones for Pokedexes. I use a great one called PokeInfo. Totally free with loads of tools, but you can find plenty of more basic ones, too.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Russoguru on October 18, 2018, 04:04:08 PM
Thank you for the recommendation LB, I should have realized that there are probably tons of Pokedex apps available from the app store.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on October 18, 2018, 08:00:32 PM
Thank you for the recommendation LB, I should have realized that there are probably tons of Pokedex apps available from the app store.

Yeah. The only downside is that they're not official, but it really isn't that big of a deal. Oh, and a lot of them have ads, because they want money, but otherwise, there's lots of useful Pokemon related apps.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Russoguru on October 19, 2018, 07:44:29 PM
I just decided to drop the dime and got the Pokedex for my 2ds XL(Please Lesbunny don't be mad at me). Anyway I found some fun aspects about it. This Pokedex is AFAIK updated with all 700-something Pokemon, containing all the details and cool animations for them all.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 20, 2018, 08:03:26 PM
Got to the Go Park in Let’s Go. Sent a guy from PoGo for the Meltan box. Incensed a 100% Nutto!

Crazy.

Also got the Canadian squirrel via trade today! Now I need to track down someone with the Bird with the music note on his head.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 20, 2018, 08:27:10 PM
Got to the Go Park in Let’s Go. Sent a guy from PoGo for the Meltan box. Incensed a 100% Nutto!

Crazy.

Also got the Canadian squirrel via trade today! Now I need to track down someone with the Bird with the music note on his head.

I have so many of those
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 21, 2018, 01:02:00 AM
I'm not above quietly swapping login details and helping the others to get regionals
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 21, 2018, 06:56:32 AM
Ooh, I wouldn’t be opposed to that.

Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Russoguru on November 21, 2018, 12:49:39 PM
I recently got a plush Meowth. Always liked him especially on the show.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 21, 2018, 02:32:24 PM
Ooh, I wouldn’t be opposed to that.

Let's talk after the event, once the spawns go back to normal.

It will require a bit of coordinating/patience, as we'll have to log out long enough to conceivably make the trip, a short stay, and then a return trip.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 23, 2018, 04:08:27 PM
Ooh, I wouldn’t be opposed to that.

Let's talk after the event, once the spawns go back to normal.

It will require a bit of coordinating/patience, as we'll have to log out long enough to conceivably make the trip, a short stay, and then a return trip.

Sounds good.  What regionals do you have out that way?  Here in the northeast we mainly just have Tauros... yay.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 23, 2018, 05:27:25 PM
Ooh, I wouldn’t be opposed to that.

Let's talk after the event, once the spawns go back to normal.

It will require a bit of coordinating/patience, as we'll have to log out long enough to conceivably make the trip, a short stay, and then a return trip.

Sounds good.  What regionals do you have out that way?  Here in the northeast we mainly just have Tauros... yay.

Kangaskhan
Chatot
Volbeat

You have Illumise too, yeah? I was hoping you might have access to Carnivine too, but it sounds like you don't?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 24, 2018, 12:34:57 PM
Ooh, I wouldn’t be opposed to that.

Let's talk after the event, once the spawns go back to normal.

It will require a bit of coordinating/patience, as we'll have to log out long enough to conceivably make the trip, a short stay, and then a return trip.

Sounds good.  What regionals do you have out that way?  Here in the northeast we mainly just have Tauros... yay.

Kangaskhan
Chatot
Volbeat

You have Illumise too, yeah? I was hoping you might have access to Carnivine too, but it sounds like you don't?

Oh yeah we have Illumise too!  Sadly Carnivine is down south so I can’t get those easy. Illumise is around though. I’ll start catching those again!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 24, 2018, 01:32:17 PM
Similarly, we have corsola just a few hours north of us, so I'm so close, yet so far.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 24, 2018, 02:50:58 PM
Oh, I wouldn't say no to some Seviper too.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 24, 2018, 03:05:17 PM
Snakes are a bit easier to come by. I will stop trashing those guys.

Is zangoose around by you? I have a few from before they migrated but wouldn’t mind more.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 24, 2018, 03:21:54 PM
Also if you want to add my Jr account and my wife to your friend list:

Slab Bulkhead 3733 2944 1368
s1posterwife 6223 6856 2459
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 24, 2018, 04:34:28 PM
Snakes are a bit easier to come by. I will stop trashing those guys.

Is zangoose around by you? I have a few from before they migrated but wouldn’t mind more.

Can do.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 24, 2018, 04:38:18 PM
By the way, I figured we'd log in and catch for the other, rather than trading - that way you'll also have a bunch of regionals you can trade to others?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 24, 2018, 05:33:49 PM
That’s what I was thinking too. Our accounts can go on vacation for a few days. Probably include a weekend so we can maximize hunting.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 27, 2018, 12:14:33 PM
Lesbunny were you in the group that did all the raids downtown KC on a Moltres day?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 27, 2018, 12:16:17 PM
By the way, I figured we'd log in and catch for the other, rather than trading - that way you'll also have a bunch of regionals you can trade to others?

If you want to add my wife & Slab I’ll make sure we can at least trade you some regionals while my account is on vacation just in case we don’t catch that many.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on November 30, 2018, 02:14:41 PM
PVP finally coming soon to PoGo! My army of Bidoof is ready!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 01, 2018, 12:50:49 AM
By the way, I figured we'd log in and catch for the other, rather than trading - that way you'll also have a bunch of regionals you can trade to others?

If you want to add my wife & Slab I’ll make sure we can at least trade you some regionals while my account is on vacation just in case we don’t catch that many.

My code: 2097 0253 9623

My alt (So I can trade with you if needed): 6023 5092 5486
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 01, 2018, 12:53:44 AM
There might nto be a good time to do it till next year, depending on when the christmas event starts.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 02, 2018, 12:23:39 AM
Also if you want to add my Jr account and my wife to your friend list:

Slab Bulkhead 3733 2944 1368
s1posterwife 6223 6856 2459

Oh, I only just saw you posted these friend accounts. I thought it was weird you suggested I add them without posting the numbers :P

The comment 'fell across a page' and I missed it. I've just sent them friends requests.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on December 08, 2018, 07:42:11 PM
Grug did you need Heracross & Carnivine? I have a friend in FL on vacation who I can have snag some on me & my wife’s account if you need them via trade. There’s corsola as well if you’re too far south to get it. I can also contact family in Canada to try for Pachirisu.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 08, 2018, 11:29:04 PM
Grug did you need Heracross & Carnivine? I have a friend in FL on vacation who I can have snag some on me & my wife’s account if you need them via trade. There’s corsola as well if you’re too far south to get it. I can also contact family in Canada to try for Pachirisu.

I need all of those except Corsola, thanks! (I managed to get some from trades in the past)

I'd better save up some stardust! :/
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on December 13, 2018, 03:29:41 PM
PVP!!!! Pretty fun but spam tapping the charge attack makes it tough to battle at work on the sneak
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 13, 2018, 03:35:54 PM
PVP!!!! Pretty fun but spam tapping the charge attack makes it tough to battle at work on the sneak

I accepted your battle challenge, but I guess it's still buggy. :/
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on December 13, 2018, 03:41:13 PM
Try again. I sent a challenge
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on December 13, 2018, 03:46:29 PM
It timed out. I’ll leave my game open for a bit if you send another
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 13, 2018, 03:49:51 PM
Try again. I sent a challenge

Was battling with someone else!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 13, 2018, 03:56:21 PM
Haha! Dang, well done.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on December 13, 2018, 03:58:04 PM
That was fun. I’ve done a bunch of battles and some stuff is surprising. I had a ton of trouble taking out a Mantine earlier which was hilarious
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 13, 2018, 04:09:42 PM
The lower two leagues are my stronger ones, although my Shiny Kyogre does me well.

I won a Sinnoh Stone this morning, so I just evolved my third 100% Sinnoh mon (Electivire, Honchkrow and now Mismagius)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on December 14, 2018, 11:51:54 AM
Still haven’t gotten any stones from battles. :(

Solrock & Lunatone are rumored to migrate again in the next week or so.

Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Iron Curtain on December 15, 2018, 11:25:17 AM
I've been playing Pokémon Quest again. I don't know what it is about that game that draws me in, but I love playing it as a mobile-type game!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on January 18, 2019, 10:09:22 PM
Finally cracked open Ultra Sun and I'm debating whether to go with the cat or seal.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Iron Curtain on January 19, 2019, 02:20:20 PM
Okay, I beat Pokémon Quest and raised three Pokémon to be 100 and even though I haven't done everything, I am at the point where I can say I did enough, so I'm going to delete the game from my microSD card.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 06, 2019, 08:55:21 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/eGFZ6agqXKQ
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 27, 2019, 06:15:40 AM
That rabbit will be mine.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 27, 2019, 07:28:26 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/BdA22Lh6Rwk
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 27, 2019, 01:01:42 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0cL741V4AAsVOs?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 27, 2019, 02:24:43 PM
Sobble for me! It looks so good! :D
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 27, 2019, 05:05:07 PM
Supposedly, that one may have a Nessie influenced final evolution.  Also,
https://www.youtube.com/v/BC9-PZWj3Ak
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on February 27, 2019, 07:48:00 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/KUyCmim.png)

So excited for the next entry!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 27, 2019, 08:00:05 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/KUyCmim.png)

So excited for the next entry!
(https://i.imgur.com/vyl3VFr.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 28, 2019, 02:14:39 PM
Found this on another forum...
(https://i.redd.it/lvu690x63cj21.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 28, 2019, 07:40:56 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/KUyCmim.png)

So excited for the next entry!

Preview
(https://danbooru.donmai.us/data/__grookey_scorbunny_and_sobble_hellboy_comic_and_etc_drawn_by_scruffyturtles__fce9ace9a992602315893fdad1c9971c.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 28, 2019, 09:29:40 PM
Just dropped...
https://www.shirtpunch.com/?mc_cid=e21e084792&mc_eid=226c5bdf6a (https://www.shirtpunch.com/?mc_cid=e21e084792&mc_eid=226c5bdf6a)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 02, 2019, 09:12:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/YMLMgCSUeFE
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 02, 2019, 09:26:30 PM
(https://shirtpunchcdn.s3.amazonaws.com/catalog/product/cache/1/model_image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/e/design_26_2036_1_45.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on March 03, 2019, 08:09:22 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0qdZGSX4AEzSLZ.png)
Source: https://twitter.com/Theologicallyy/status/1101866350488756224
 (https://twitter.com/Theologicallyy/status/1101866350488756224)

Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on March 04, 2019, 09:35:59 AM
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/247859051369725953/552180890160070659/53408427_639976509788177_2383953234373902336_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on March 04, 2019, 10:04:44 AM
https://www.cpokemon.com/seccion/herramientas/tipos/en/?fbclid=IwAR1sz_7Lu5QWWK1O9Swxx6SYBJ3MoWasRC7MRZ48Jts5-yiRwq8e9b7ZmxY (https://www.cpokemon.com/seccion/herramientas/tipos/en/?fbclid=IwAR1sz_7Lu5QWWK1O9Swxx6SYBJ3MoWasRC7MRZ48Jts5-yiRwq8e9b7ZmxY)

Pick your favorite Pokemon of each type! I had to try really hard not to include some duplicates, but I love foxes too much not to include both Ninetales versions.

(https://i.imgur.com/yNDAjpb.jpg)

Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Iron Curtain on March 05, 2019, 12:24:55 PM
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/247859051369725953/552180890160070659/53408427_639976509788177_2383953234373902336_o.jpg)

I loved this and showed it to my Scottish co-worker, who said she was "sorry to report that fake Scottish is really bad fake Scottish." Oh well! 
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on March 05, 2019, 02:39:39 PM
Maybe, or maybe she's desensitized to it. 😉 I've had plenty of interactions with Scots, and they've sounded like this, same with my Brit fiancée. Either way, it's amusing.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Iron Curtain on March 05, 2019, 06:40:54 PM
Maybe, or maybe she's desensitized to it. 😉 I've had plenty of interactions with Scots, and they've sounded like this, same with my Brit fiancée. Either way, it's amusing.

I'm not making a judgement on what Scottish people think as a whole, but of what this one particular Scotswoman thought.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on March 06, 2019, 04:04:18 AM
Maybe, or maybe she's desensitized to it. 😉 I've had plenty of interactions with Scots, and they've sounded like this, same with my Brit fiancée. Either way, it's amusing.

I'm not making a judgement on what Scottish people think as a whole, but of what this one particular Scotswoman thought.

For sure, I'm sorry if I came across accusatory or whatever. I think that it's mainly supposed to be what a thick Scottish accent sounds like to "virgin" ears, anyway.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Darth Geek on March 06, 2019, 08:54:12 AM
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/247859051369725953/552180890160070659/53408427_639976509788177_2383953234373902336_o.jpg)
I'm not even Scottish and I had no trouble understanding that.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on May 29, 2019, 12:01:47 PM
If you want to check out the shirt site before US shipping is added...
https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/shirts/en/ (https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/shirts/en/)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 04, 2019, 06:08:34 PM
So you can be prepared...
https://www.youtube.com/v/osoPtXbAUUc
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 05, 2019, 06:58:06 AM
Mixed feelings about the new stuff.  Most should be alleviated by seeing it in action.  Nice that you can see the Pokémon in the wild.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 05, 2019, 07:24:55 AM
So many Sifs...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 05, 2019, 07:56:47 AM
For years, I've dreamed of a Pokemon game in which the Pokemon actually look like they're fighting each other instead of generic animations kind of appearing in front of them while they wiggle. It looks like that's finally here. Looks like I'm back off the wagon.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Iron Curtain on June 05, 2019, 10:12:51 AM
All I gotta say is this!

(https://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/5136c62b07be1.png)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on July 09, 2019, 02:37:26 PM
Ugghh...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on August 07, 2019, 07:23:40 AM
That badger pokemon...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on August 07, 2019, 07:55:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/ZBiTpi8ecTE
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on August 07, 2019, 08:14:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/ZBiTpi8ecTE

Thoughts:

THAT WEEZING OMFG WHAT A FUCKING BEAUTIFUL BOI
A NEW ZIGZAGOON EVOLUTION AHHHHHH
OH MY GOD A LIL MOUSE BOI THAT GETS HANGRY
NINTENDO JUST CAN'T RESIST ADDING MORE WAIFU BAIT TO THE GAME EVERY TRAILER HUH


Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Bitt_Player on August 13, 2019, 07:50:57 AM
Friggin' Zigzagene Simmons is ready to rock!
Sadly, "Zigzagene Simmons" is probably more letters than the nicknames are allowed to be.
Since Galarian Weezing absorb pollution and emit clean air, I wonder if regular Weezing dislike them.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on August 24, 2019, 07:33:13 PM
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7vgc2019ultraseries-965566997 (https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7vgc2019ultraseries-965566997)

I'm particularly proud of this game. I'm not amazing at competitive battling, but sometimes I do a really good job and make some big plays. Beating someone with an ELO over 100 points higher than me is pretty awesome, and my Umbreon put in some SERIOUS work that game.

In case you were wondering, the turn I KO'd the Lele with Leo was calculated. Lunala can't really damage Umbreon, and I was pretty sure that a -2 Moongeist Beam into Leo wouldn't KO. I ran a calc after the game, and if it was an absolute max Special Attack Lunala, there's only an 18% chance for the KO.

-2 252+ SpA Lunala Moongeist Beam vs. 36 HP / 252 SpD Solgaleo: 84-102 (38.7 - 47%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO
Possible damage amounts: (84, 86, 86, 86, 90, 90, 90, 92, 92, 92, 96, 96, 96, 98, 98, 102)

For a Timid Lunala, the calc looks like this
-2 252 SpA Lunala Moongeist Beam vs. 36 HP / 252 SpD Solgaleo: 78-92 (35.9 - 42.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Possible damage amounts: (78, 78, 78, 80, 80, 80, 84, 84, 84, 86, 86, 86, 90, 90, 90, 92)

Since 9/10 times Lunala isn't Max Attack, it was a calculated risk. Another thing is that Lunala only has single target damage, so it couldn't hit with a spread move to hurt both.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on September 11, 2019, 05:10:20 PM
Got a shiny 100% Alolan Sandshrew!

Meanwhile my jr account got 3 shiny today with my Go+ (6 over the past week)

Main account only got one, but at least it was a really good one!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 11, 2019, 05:15:27 PM
Very nice!

I'll try and pick you up some extra shiny kangas if I can. (Haven't managed one for myself yet :P)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on September 12, 2019, 11:53:36 AM
Very nice!

I'll try and pick you up some extra shiny kangas if I can. (Haven't managed one for myself yet :P)

I’ll gladly swap an extra Tauros shiny for one (if I can find any)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 07, 2019, 12:22:02 PM
Remember those Pokémon shirts that were announced awhile back?  They're now available in the US.
https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-shirts-now-available-in-the-united-states/?cid=&utm_source=tw&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=originalstitch&utm_term=announce (https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-shirts-now-available-in-the-united-states/?cid=&utm_source=tw&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=originalstitch&utm_term=announce)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on October 09, 2019, 07:15:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/2LcerbX5Qh8
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 09, 2019, 08:22:11 AM
Why isn’t it fairy-type, though?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on October 10, 2019, 04:43:27 PM
Why isn’t it fairy-type, though?

I saw a reasonable answer to this today. A unicorn's horn is supposed to be able to purge poison, so it wouldn't make sense for them to be weak to poison type. Unicorns have also been telepathic in D&D for ages, so there's that. I still want Sword for best duck.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 10, 2019, 09:49:50 PM
I still want Sword for best duck.

I am very torn now. Will probably let my kid choose.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on October 16, 2019, 06:42:36 AM
Long Cat Meowth, Game Freak is straight up MEMING on us at this point. So hype.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on October 16, 2019, 09:23:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/8i2_Eotzh6M
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Bitt_Player on October 16, 2019, 09:56:56 AM
Long Cat Meowth, Game Freak is straight up MEMING on us at this point. So hype.
Sonic The Hedgehog Twitter: *memes*
Game Freak: That looks like fun!

I also like that Gigantimax Pikachu is based on the original Game Boy pudgie Pikachu sprite.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on November 08, 2019, 09:25:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/U7AmximCnRg
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on November 14, 2019, 04:14:42 PM
Ughh… social media Pokémon discourse again...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 14, 2019, 04:24:19 PM
All of them should be wedgied until they pass out.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Bitt_Player on November 17, 2019, 04:16:18 AM
I'm doing my best to go in blind, though I did hit up Serebii to see how far I have to get to reach Galarian Ponyta territory. I want one of those so dang much.
Also, Galarian Meowth is the weird prospecter guy from The Final Sacrifice in Pokémon form.
And where's the button for my character to give Marnie a hug? I just really feel like Marnie needs someone to give her a hug and tell her she's doing fine.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Russoguru on November 17, 2019, 03:16:49 PM
I have played TONS of Pokémon games since the late 90's and... with the exception of Pokémon Puzzle League I'll be damned if I can find an entry in the core series that I have either enjoyed or played through completely. I admit, that's my fault, the Pokémon games just are not for me, that's all there is to it. They're wonderful games, they're just not for me.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on November 17, 2019, 03:57:27 PM
I've had almost the opposite experience. I love the idea of team-building rpgs where you can collect characters, but haven't been able to get into any that aren't Pokémon.  I came close with Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, but that game had too many palette swaps/recolors.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on November 21, 2019, 09:31:42 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/KnPnEFV.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 02, 2019, 04:37:11 PM
Anyone here playing Pokemon Sword that needs to be hooked up with some Shield exclusives?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 02, 2019, 06:03:23 PM
I will when I get the game.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 02, 2019, 06:06:08 PM
I picked up shield.  But we're playing through Let's go Evee at the moment and might need some Pikachu exclusives. 
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 02, 2019, 06:14:16 PM
I picked up shield.  But we're playing through Let's go Evee at the moment and might need some Pikachu exclusives.

I also have Eevee I'm afraid
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on December 03, 2019, 04:00:34 PM
All my real life friends went with Sword, so I took Shield. Was a really hard decision, but I'm enjoying Shield so far.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 03, 2019, 04:06:04 PM
All my real life friends went with Sword, so I took Shield. Was a really hard decision, but I'm enjoying Shield so far.

It's the choice of riffing fans, apparently ;)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 03, 2019, 08:03:26 PM
All my real life friends went with Sword, so I took Shield. Was a really hard decision, but I'm enjoying Shield so far.

It's the choice of riffing fans, apparently ;)

According to my girlfriend it has cuter pokemon, so we went with that.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 03, 2019, 08:06:04 PM
All my real life friends went with Sword, so I took Shield. Was a really hard decision, but I'm enjoying Shield so far.

It's the choice of riffing fans, apparently ;)

According to my girlfriend it has cuter pokemon, so we went with that.

It was Ponyta vs Sirfetch'd for me.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 05, 2019, 05:47:02 PM
I have a ditto, so I can start making Starter Eggs, if anyone is after Sobble or Scorbunny.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on December 14, 2019, 07:43:39 AM
Picked up Sword the other day.  Is it just me or does the mine that you go through to get to the first Gym town kinda look like one you'd go through in an amusement park darkride?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 15, 2019, 04:16:43 PM
I've done everything except the final battle with my Rival.

I'm filling out my dex right now. 333/400.

Happy to help/keen for help :D
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on December 16, 2019, 04:22:34 AM
I finally managed to get a 6IV Ditto so I can start breeding. If anyone wants a hidden ability Rookidee, I'm working on them first. Once I get my team built, I'll be happy to breed Pokedex fillers.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 16, 2019, 05:34:32 PM
I snagged an Eiscue this morning, and breeding them has helped me fill out a fair bit of the dex.

43 left to get.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 17, 2019, 04:23:32 PM
I got a Drampa last night and a Dhelmise this morning.

I still need Sableye and Mawile and I'll have all of the version exclusives except Zacian.

I do need a Arctovish still, which is easier to get in Sword than Shield.

Most of the remaining ones are just a matter of going through the motions, I think. Evolving, sometimes with a slightly convoluted method, but not too bad. (Sirfetch'd seems like he'll be annoying)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 18, 2019, 09:06:23 PM
Final 1310:

Hitmontop
Espeon
Sylveon
Slurpuff
Aromatisse
Sirfetch'd
Rhyperior
Trevenant
Frosmoth
Arctovish
Silvally
Hydreigon
Zacian
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on December 19, 2019, 05:59:46 PM
I decided to learn to draw(again; I've done this before). My strategy is to draw Pokemon in numerical order. The different styles should give me some good practice with different types, right? Anyway, here are my first two days:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 20, 2019, 05:56:01 PM
Final 13106:

Hitmontop
Espeon
Sylveon
Slurpuff
Aromatisse
Sirfetch'd
Rhyperior
Trevenant
Frosmoth
Arctovish
Silvally
Hydreigon
Zacian

I hate Sirfetch'd.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on December 20, 2019, 07:14:23 PM
I decided to learn to draw(again; I've done this before). My strategy is to draw Pokemon in numerical order. The different styles should give me some good practice with different types, right? Anyway, here are my first two days:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Today was a big day. Felt inspired to do a lot of drawing, so I did three today. I decided to make an  album on Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/StoicBifox/albums/10157755981004730/) to have an easy access to them all. Venusaur I'm happyish with, Charmander has issues with the snoot, which I corrected after that pic was taken, and I made Charmeleon too lanky. Self criticism!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 05, 2020, 04:23:06 PM
Girlfriend and I got into Pokemon Go over the break. Might be a bit temporarily addicted. Here’s my code for those who still play. Don’t have much to trade, but I need 3 more friends to complete a mission.

1461 3815 5372
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on January 09, 2020, 07:25:34 AM
So Pokémon's finally jumping on the Expansion Pack train.  Also, a new Mystery Dungeon game.
https://www.youtube.com/v/o5afasEAiN0
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on January 09, 2020, 11:02:38 AM
Ooh. It's a remake, but I'll take more Mystery Dungeon any day.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on January 09, 2020, 02:15:34 PM
My favorite thing is manchildren complaining about how the new games were easy like the games haven't been designed to be accessible to children for over 20 years. Also the fact that instead of a new game we're getting expansions is good. I hate putting all the work into a game and then having to redo it two years later. That's why Black and White 2 were so good.

The fact that they're adding more mons in that you don't actually have to pay for since you could trade for them is also awesome. And people are still complaining. I actually liked Dexit, but this is still cool. Have to wait to watch the direct till I get home, but what I've seen sofar seems cool.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 09, 2020, 03:50:37 PM
My favorite thing is manchildren complaining about how the new games were easy like the games haven't been designed to be accessible to children for over 20 years. Also the fact that instead of a new game we're getting expansions is good. I hate putting all the work into a game and then having to redo it two years later. That's why Black and White 2 were so good.

The fact that they're adding more mons in that you don't actually have to pay for since you could trade for them is also awesome. And people are still complaining. I actually liked Dexit, but this is still cool. Have to wait to watch the direct till I get home, but what I've seen sofar seems cool.

Agree with all of this
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on January 09, 2020, 04:42:23 PM
I've always adored Nintendo's design philosophy for their all-ages games, which is something like, "Make it easy to win, but leave challenges in there for the more capable gamer." Want to beat Yoshi's Wooly World? You can do it on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Want to beat Yoshi's Wooly World with all the flowers and hearts and yarns? You better know how to make that knitted dinosaur dance! Pokémon has that too. I beat Pokémon Black in about a week. I Caught every Pokémon in Pokémon Black over the course of 300 hours. And that's just hours in Pokémon Black! I had to dig through my old GBA collection and start new games and trade through several versions. I had to play a silly time-waster flash game. More than once, I had to go to Toys R Us or Gamestop. And if I ever set foot in a live Pokémon tournament, I'd get trounced, because I wasn't THAT kind of Pokémon trainer, and I don't know an IV from a tube in my arm.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Bitt_Player on January 10, 2020, 02:11:02 AM
I normally dislike season pass-type things, but Nintendo's commitment to telling people what's in them before putting them up for sale earns them a pass.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on January 10, 2020, 06:35:12 AM
It's closer to a traditional Expansion Pack.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 12, 2020, 09:06:57 AM
Girlfriend and I got into Pokemon Go over the break. Might be a bit temporarily addicted. Here’s my code for those who still play. Don’t have much to trade, but I need 3 more friends to complete a mission.

1461 3815 5372

And now she’s looking for friends too.

5734 5468 0743!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on February 07, 2020, 02:06:47 AM
Found my favorite gimmick this generation: Malamar+Aromatisse. Aromatisse sets up Trick Room so Malamar can do its thing, and then it starts using Charm, a move that normally lowers attack, on Malamar, which is Contrary, and so it gets a boost to attack instead. It's such a nasty gimmick when you suddenly have a +2 Malamar in your face that Powers up every turn.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 12, 2020, 06:52:17 PM
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/471483479025123328/677332234981867520/84861033_1358911590975980_3974848836374888448_o.png?width=663&height=663)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: CJones on February 12, 2020, 07:51:54 PM
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/471483479025123328/677332234981867520/84861033_1358911590975980_3974848836374888448_o.png?width=663&height=663)

Once you've seen it. You can't unsee it!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on February 12, 2020, 10:47:30 PM
It was always a nose to me, but I did have trouble with Tentacool/Tentacruel's face.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on February 13, 2020, 06:05:37 AM
Pokemon Home is out! Incineroar is back and I am dead inside because I hate stupid fire wrestle cat and what he does to the metagame.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on February 14, 2020, 10:43:44 AM
If anyone needs Dittos for breeding shinies, I somehow aqcuired 180 shiny pokerus breeding Dittos.

Don't tell your uncle who works at Nintendo.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on March 01, 2020, 05:36:12 AM
Season 3 of VGC starts today, and with it, we gained 9 more legal Gigantamax forms. G-Max Orbeetle sets Gravity, and so it's time for me to be a horrible degenerate and play with sleep turns.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Bitt_Player on March 19, 2020, 02:59:24 AM
The current Max Raid Battle event has shifted.  From now until the 26th, it's hard-to-obtain Pokémon, including Sirfetch'd and trade evolutions.  Version-exclusive Pokémon also appear in the other version's raid battles.
Appropriately enough, they're calling it the Pokédex Completion Event.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on March 30, 2020, 10:56:54 AM
Pokemon Go just posted on their blog that we will be able to do raids from home soon due to coronapocalpyse!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on March 30, 2020, 01:44:31 PM
A community ran VGC tournament called the Champions Cup, sponsored by two top players, Dan "aDrive" Clap and Wolfe Glick broke Battlefy yesterday with signups. It's grown from what was supposed to be a 350 person pilot tournament into an event hoping to get 1504 players, currently sitting somewhere in the 1200's. I'm signed up, and am really looking forward to competing. I don't expect to win, but hey, it'll be fun.

I think it's really cool how the communities for eSports that have had their events cancelled have come together to make their own events so people still have things they can do. Alpharad and MoistCritikal have started a series of tournaments and events for the Smash community, and there've been lots of other Pokemon tournaments with really high prize pools. It's really exciting!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on May 03, 2020, 06:17:03 AM
https://youtube.com/v/WcULHNFEFP0

One of my Pokemon teams was featured on a (small) YouTube channel! If you're interested in VGC at all, or just wanna help out a small Youtuber, check it out! He's done 3 videos with it.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on May 31, 2020, 08:16:34 PM
https://youtube.com/v/jwKFpbh2m5A

I played in a subscriber tournament this weekend! There were 40 entrants, including the second place finisher at the Oceania International Championship Seniors Division, who I managed to beat! I ended up placing second, because I had the big stupid and overpredicted an Ally Switch in the last game. I know most people here aren't super interested in competitive Pokemon, but I made a team report video and wanted to share it here!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 04, 2020, 10:52:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/u909_O6CqYc
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 04, 2020, 10:59:27 PM
Wow! That's incredibly well done, and very surprising.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 09, 2020, 09:21:24 PM
So I made a team of Pokemon that have below 0.5% usage on the Pokemon Showdown ranked ladder to participate in a tournament this weekend. I built it in game, since that's what the tournament is on, and took it to the ladder. It's beaten one off meta team and one HYPER meta team. My six are:

Galarian-Weezing
Avalugg
Klinklang
Morgrem
Octillery
Cofagrigus

The idea is to set up Trick Room with either Klinklang or Cofagrigus, switch in Weezing or Avalugg, and start using Swagger on them. Weezing sets Misty Terrain, which blocks the confusion from Swagger, and Avalugg has Own Tempo, which ALSO blocks the confusion. Octillery has great coverage moves in Energy Ball, Water Spout, and Flamethrower, and Morgrem boosts special defense of both my main sweepers with Light Screen and helps get Trick Room up with Fake Out. It's such a weird team, but it's actually incredible. I'm loving it.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 17, 2020, 07:15:20 AM
Snap has returned...
https://www.youtube.com/v/dYuNkNJUyeA
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 17, 2020, 05:26:06 PM
I'm so happy about this news!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 17, 2020, 06:07:55 PM
For anyone who bought the DLC pass, Isle of Armor is available now!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 17, 2020, 06:11:21 PM
For anyone who bought the DLC pass, Isle of Armor is available now!

I can't wait to get to it - hopefully this afternoon when my kid gets home from school
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 17, 2020, 06:47:19 PM
Still wondering what you'll be able to do with your photos.  Sharing to social media is a given, but beyond that...
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 24, 2020, 08:12:17 AM
So since I finally picked up the game, of COURSE I picked up the DLC, because when I'm in I'm all in. I wandered over to the Isle of Armor, and it's surprisingly friendly to new trainers, but I just kept wondering with every Pokémon I encountered, "Cool! I wonder if it's a big deal to be able to catch this guy!" So after a couple hours of that I decided to get back on the main quest and go for my first arena win. I'm seriously OP right now, so I don't think it will be a problem.

ALSO: Maybe everyone already knows this, but there will be a shiny Zeraora giveaway if you have transferred at least one Sword/Shield Pokémon to Pokémon Home  before the 28th. And everyone probably already knows this, but you get a full set of Galar starters your choice of Kanto starter, and a free Pikachu if you put Pokemon Home both on your Switch and in your phone.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 24, 2020, 04:46:30 PM
ALSO: Maybe everyone already knows this, but there will be a shiny Zeraora giveaway if you have transferred at least one Sword/Shield Pokémon to Pokémon Home  before the 28th. And everyone probably already knows this, but you get a full set of Galar starters your choice of Kanto starter, and a free Pikachu if you put Pokemon Home both on your Switch and in your phone.

You do need to have participated in a Zeraora raid too, I think?

I need to finish setting up home.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 24, 2020, 05:10:23 PM
I'm not sure that participation is necessary.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 24, 2020, 05:12:11 PM
I'm not sure that participation is necessary.

I just looked it up and you are right, although I'm pretty sure the place I read it in the first place didn't say that. Oh well!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on June 26, 2020, 04:22:12 PM
Caught two 100% Dwebble today! No shiny though
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 26, 2020, 08:27:10 PM
I am very, very near to completing a living dex for Sword and Shield. This is a big thing for me, as I've never made it a priority in my life to complete a dex, let alone make a living dex.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: k1 on June 27, 2020, 04:01:56 AM
I’m getting close to finishing off my LuckyDex in PoGo. Just need Zekrom, Galarian Zigzagoon, Red Basculin, Siglyph, Rufflet.

I really wish they would give us remote trades especially for Lucky Friends. With the whole coronavirus thing I’ve been sitting here with a bunch of ones I haven’t been able to do because people are staying home.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 27, 2020, 05:56:55 PM
https://twitter.com/CupcakeVGC/status/1277041890425098243?s=20 (https://twitter.com/CupcakeVGC/status/1277041890425098243?s=20)

Living dex for Sword and Shield is complete!!!!! So pleased with myself. Got every regional form in it, as well as alternate forms like all the Lycanrocs.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 28, 2020, 12:09:13 AM
An impressive feat! I'll be happy if I can just get a complete dex. I haven't caught 'em all since Black/White.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 28, 2020, 06:33:33 PM
It irrationally irritates the hell out of me that the newly added Pokemon haven't been given new local Pokedex numbers :P
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 28, 2020, 07:23:18 PM
It irrationally irritates the hell out of me that the newly added Pokemon haven't been given new local Pokedex numbers :P

The Alola Starters and Swords of Justice haven't been given numbers yet, either, but they're available. So are the Alola Legendaries.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on June 28, 2020, 07:48:54 PM
Need to get Keldeo at least.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on June 28, 2020, 11:19:47 PM
Well I've beaten the unbeatable Champion, which means I'm through the 24-hour-long tutorial and it's time to work on my team for the aftergame. So far, I've been using:

Cinderace - I never abandon my starter. It's a thing I do, so he's staying on the team.
Flapple - I love my dragon that's also an apple. The Dragon/Plant combo comes in really handy, too. I think I'm keeping him.
Grimmsnarl - I like the design and the Dark/Fairy combo, but in a lot of cases he's weak against the Pokémon he's strong against. Probably going to replace him.
Boltund - I've been telling myself since the game started that I was replacing Boltund with the first interesting electric Pokémon I see, but there really haven't been a lot of electric Pokémon in the game so far. I just caught an Orbeetle that's looking pretty good.
Drednaw - The water-rock combo is neat, but I've grown bored with this one. There are cooler water Pokémon, and I keep forgetting my bike can go over water now, so I need to explore to find a new one.
Sirfetch'd - I LOVE this Pokémon, but I think I need to cut him. Cinderace has me covered for fighting, and there just aren't enough uses for pure fighting. 
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 28, 2020, 11:32:37 PM
If you need some Shield exclusives, let me know.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on June 29, 2020, 07:04:05 AM
I love that the Applin family design is based on the wyrm in the apple trope.

If you need a fairy type, I suggest Hatterene, incredibly good pokemon. Boltund is solid, could replace it with something like Raichu or Magnezone or Vikavolt. Magnezone would give you a Steel STAB, which would be helpful against Fairy types. There's not really a shortage of good water types in the game, so Drednaw should be easy enough to replace; Azumarill just got added in the DLC, along with the Poli family. If you'd like a HA Inteleon, I can breed you one. Mandibuzz could replace your Grimm/Sirfetch'd for a Dark type that provides some solid utility, as well as a Ground and Psychic type immunity.

Your team seems to be lacking in special attackers as it stands, so it'd get walled by physically defensive Pokemon. If I was to rebuild the team it'd probably be something like Cinderace, Flapple, Hatterene, Magnezone, Poliwrath, Mandibuzz.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on July 03, 2020, 12:07:46 AM
I was messing around with the Surprise Trade and ended up with a shiny Eevee with a Pokerus. Not bad for a spare Machop. Its name is some Pokemon website, so I guess it's a viral marketing campaign, as it were.

I've never got to play with a pokerus before, so I'll need to look into it and figure out how to make the most of it. He's on ice in a box for now.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on July 03, 2020, 06:05:06 AM
I was messing around with the Surprise Trade and ended up with a shiny Eevee with a Pokerus. Not bad for a spare Machop. Its name is some Pokemon website, so I guess it's a viral marketing campaign, as it were.

I've never got to play with a pokerus before, so I'll need to look into it and figure out how to make the most of it. He's on ice in a box for now.

Pokerus doubles EV gains for a fight. So say I had my Cinderace facing off against a G-Weezing, instead of the normal two defense EVs it would get, it would get 4. The doubling also affects Power Items, so if you're using a Power Belt, the formula would look like this (x+8)2=EV(total), where x is the base EVs you'd gain for a fight. To pass Pokerus, all you have to do is initiate a battle with a wild Pokemon. There's a decent chance that it will pass to another Pokemon in your party, provided it's contagious(it has the little bumps on the symbol identifying it). I Pokemon is no longer contagious after 3 days outside of the box and in the player's party. After that, the Pokerus effect remains, but it is no longer contagious.

Pokerus can be pretty useful to speed up EV training with Pokejobs and the like. If you're interested, I made this public spreadsheet to help calculate optimal PokeJobs usage to reach any EV total, using any of the tools(Pokerus/Power Items) (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/5/d/1jakYrbG0PW6t9V9TillDZcEs4i0b4LO0pKE25wis1qg/edit#gid=0). It's very useful, though maybe a bit less so since IoA added cheap vitamins in the dojo, but still a useful tool.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on July 07, 2020, 12:39:40 PM
So with the Isle of Armor DLC, new Move Tutor moves were added, one for every type. The Water move is Flip Turn, and it functions like the moves U-Turn or Volt Switch. That in itself is cool, but the best part, by far, is that the French translation of it is "Eau Revior" and frankly that made the DLC worth it.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on July 19, 2020, 01:56:40 AM
I have completed both Galar and Isle of Armor Pokedexes. That was WAY easier than it was in Black and White, but satisfying none-the-less.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on July 19, 2020, 08:19:57 AM
Currently playing through Platinum to prove to people that Sinnoh and the Gen 4 games aren't good, and so far it's going very well. I love random trainers that spam accuracy lowering moves and confusion that never fails to pop, but if I try to status something it never does anything.

The real story is that I played around with my homebrewed 3DS and found a way to emulate DS games on it, which is nice in and of itself, but the REAL gem is that a couple of tools I already had installed make it able to transfer Pokemon from the rom save file to my actual cartridge games. Using that, I can emulate any of the DS games and transfer the Pokemon from them up to Sword/Shield, and have them be perfectly legal. It's so hype.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on July 30, 2020, 09:30:32 AM
Thanks a lot How to Draw Pokemon book...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeK3UCPXYAEjfb0?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Pak-Man on July 30, 2020, 09:47:22 AM
(https://preview.redd.it/vrlebpuk21hx.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=1955ff4bd1633af97b044a35cba9be8359aa6ca2)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: stansimpson on July 30, 2020, 11:21:13 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bs13i6LCcAAvwCf.jpg)
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 09, 2020, 05:38:34 PM
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/08/all_pokemon_sword_and_shield_players_can_get_a_free_shiny_amoonguss_this_weekend

Did people see there is currently a free shiny Amoongus available in Sword and Shield? I only just heard, but I'll have enough time to claim it after work.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on August 10, 2020, 09:16:52 PM
https://twitter.com/CupcakeVGC/status/1292994343620362240?s=20 (https://twitter.com/CupcakeVGC/status/1292994343620362240?s=20)

Professional Pokemon player and 2016 VGC World Champion Wolfe Glick made a comment recently about Heatmor being a sad Pokemon, because that design is soooooo good, but it's never been very viable. I then made the decision to come up with a niche for the beautiful anteater, and I decided that it was fitting to use it's Shiny form. Blacklight Anteater is a go.

(I came up with a Trick Room use case for it. Dusclops sets up Trick Room, then Bulldozes Heatmor, lowering it's speed to 42, and activating Weakness Policy. Heatmor suddenly is +2 SpA and very scary, especially dynamaxed. This also makes use of Grassy Surge Rillaboom, since Grassy Terrain weakens Bulldoze's damage. I'm quite pleased with the synergy.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 10, 2020, 09:42:16 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on August 10, 2020, 09:45:56 PM
It only took 334 eggs, which is not shabby at all. I have the best possible odds for the Masuda method; shiny charm, different language parents, all that jazz. It's a 1/512 chance to hatch a shiny.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on August 15, 2020, 08:47:20 PM
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/715702935509532835/744399544942330066/line_heatmor.png)

Something I'm currently working on and am rather proud of. The line work has been all of today, just finalizing where I wanted the lines and such before I ink it and color it in, then do a background, etc.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 17, 2020, 11:39:45 PM
https://twitter.com/MrsPhilPerry/status/1294932679167750144
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 19, 2020, 06:52:23 PM
Another freebie: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/08/pokemon_sword_and_shield_players_can_claim_a_free_battle-ready_porygon_2_this_weekend
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 10, 2021, 06:11:19 PM
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/01/random_pokemon_red_is_being_played_inside_someones_avatar_on_twitter
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on January 14, 2021, 07:16:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Mq8Kn6mhUxA
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on February 26, 2021, 07:33:26 AM
GameFreak really said "Let's give worst region two new games" huh
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2021, 07:40:34 AM
I mean at least the remakes will probably run better.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2021, 07:43:54 AM
Is it just me or do the Diamond/Pearl remakes look like they were intended to be 3DS titles at some point?
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on February 26, 2021, 10:04:36 AM
People who spent the last 7 years demanding a Sinnoh remake because those games were "perfect" are now complaining that the remakes look almost exactly the same with updated visuals. This is the best possible outcome, they get what they want, and they aren't happy about it.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: RoninFox on February 26, 2021, 10:30:12 AM
...they get what they want, and they aren't happy about it.

This is pretty much nerd culture for the past two decades.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2021, 12:58:36 PM
I hope that with Game Freak outsourcing their side games, the core games will be tighter.
Title: Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
Post by: Cupcake on February 26, 2021, 01:45:53 PM
I think I like the precedent that this might set for competitive Pokemon. Up until now, to participate in the competitive events sponsored by TPCI, you had to have the newest version of the main series game. That meant you had to have Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby, Ultra Sun/Moon. With BDSP being partially made by another studio and faithfully reconstructed, it could mean that SWSH are going to be the main games for competitive play until gen 9. The style of BDSP is so different and it's goals are clearly more focused on the nostalgia that it would mean there wouldn't be any room for the generational gimmicks.

It's purely conjecture at this point, of course. I would be thrilled if that happens, though. I've never pretended to like gen 4, and I wasn't looking forward to the prospect of essentially being forced to play through it all again, especially so soon after suffering through Plat last year.