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Title: The Pokémon Thread v. Sun and Moon [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on September 16, 2010, 08:08:00 PM
BLACK AND WHITE FRIEND CODES:
AcidRainLTE: 2021 9165 2210
Ben_Jamin: 3912 2150 5259
Edan the Man: 0303 9127 2472
Nick: 3739 8832 5539
petrucci07: 5157 2877 4007
PlaysLikeMyung: 0089 1664 3128
Quadrochosis: 3310 3811 9053
Skydivingninja: 1119 9758 1954
ZBomber: 0003 2758 7608


OTHER POKEMON GAME FRIEND CODES:
pertucci07: 3267 5037 7180 [HEART GOLD]
UMH: 0302 1291 3902 [DIAMOND]
YtseBitsySpider: 3696 7491 1346 [HEART GOLD]
ZBomber: 4254 7933 3194 [DIAMOND]

OLD ONE: https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=8075.0
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The other one was getting really big, and with the release of Black and White in Japan, its probably time for a new one.  ;)

New Pokémon:
https://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml
BEGIN DISCUSSION!
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: icysk8r on September 16, 2010, 08:18:37 PM
God I hate new pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ScioPath on September 16, 2010, 08:20:07 PM
God I hate new pokemon.

Yeah, just when I caught 492 of them (still need celebi :| ) they make 200 more.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 16, 2010, 08:23:32 PM
Only ONE MORE DAY UNTIL JAPANESE RELEASE DATE :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on September 16, 2010, 08:31:05 PM
God I hate new pokemon.
The new pokemon are awesome and hate you.

Dream teams.  Of course, not sure of availability yet, but here they are, based on looks, stats, and types.

Starter: Jaroda (Grass Snake) 497
Sanderaa (Fire/Ghost Chandelier) 609
Sazando (Dark/Dragon) 635
Terakion (Rock/Fighting thing) 639
Gamageroge (Water/Ground Toad) 537
Kenhorou (Normal/Flying Pigeon thing) 521

Starter: Daikenki (Water otter...thing) 503
Warubiaru (Dark/Ground Croc) 553
Sanderaa (Fire/Ghost Chandelier) 609
Zeburika (Electric Zebra) 523
Baibanira (Ice Ice Cream Cone) 584
Kenhorou (Normal/Flying Pigeon thing) 521
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 16, 2010, 08:34:51 PM
The ice cream pokemon makes me rage
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on September 16, 2010, 08:36:43 PM
The ice cream pokemon makes me rage
FUCK YOU BAIBANIRA HAS DONE NOTHING TO YOU.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 16, 2010, 08:37:36 PM
The ice cream pokemon makes me rage
FUCK YOU BAIBANIRA HAS DONE NOTHING TO YOU.

IT'S A FUCKING ICE CREAM POKEMON

:neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on September 16, 2010, 08:43:32 PM
I HERD U LIEK



ICE CREAM CONEZ
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: AwakeFromOctavarium on September 16, 2010, 08:52:26 PM
I knew the water starter would become something badass, but that looks totally unrelated. :lol

That being said, I'd say the starter designs are the 2nd best, next to 1st Gen.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on September 16, 2010, 08:52:31 PM
(still need celebi :| )

Aren't they having a Celebi event with this game?
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: setrataeso on September 16, 2010, 08:57:37 PM
I dig these guys.
A few seemed phoned in (Tauros ripoff...?) but a lot of these look so badass. Fucking Electric flying squirrel and lightning bug pokemon = amazing.
Also new unique type combinations FTW!
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on September 16, 2010, 08:58:19 PM
Holy shit, this new pogeymans are really contrasting just like black and white :neverusethis:
The good looking ones are so awesome its not even funny  and the bad ones(the legendarys are the worst ever my god those onis are so fucking baaaaaaaaad) are really bad.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: AwakeFromOctavarium on September 16, 2010, 08:59:40 PM
There are many cool non-legends, but legends are really the worst. Although I liked Zekrom since the announcement.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ben_Jamin on September 17, 2010, 01:56:52 AM
Shinpora looks amazing. I'd definately fight with him just cause he looks cool.

Haha the Ice Cream one, and the Candle, Lamp, and Chandelere(sp?)
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Arcaeus on September 17, 2010, 02:46:39 AM
Agree that the best of the new Pokemon look amazing, and the worst... are probably among Pokemon's all-time worst.

I think I like these more than Diamon/Pearl's though.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on September 17, 2010, 03:08:59 AM
As far as I can see, the new pokémon are way more balanced in terms of types overall than in Gen3 and 4. There are actually more Fire pokémon available than in the last two generations combined. Also, some cool type combinations there (Ghost/Fire FTW). However, I have a hard time figuring out what some pokémon are supposed to be (# 529, 530 or 527 and 528 for example)
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ScioPath on September 17, 2010, 03:54:09 AM
(still need celebi :| )

Aren't they having a Celebi event with this game?
I need celebi on pearl.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on September 17, 2010, 06:01:10 AM
One thing I noticed is that there are:

-Lots of physical attackers
-Lots of really godawful slow pokemon
-Not too many worthwhile-looking water types.
-Well we can't accuse Nintendo of making another Infernape/Blaziken because the fire starter is one of those slow-as-balls pokemon.
-Pretty good looking legendaries until you pass Zekrom/Reshiram on the pokedex.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 17, 2010, 06:46:22 AM
(still need celebi :| )

Aren't they having a Celebi event with this game?
I need celebi on pearl.

There is going to be a Celebi event for HG/SS, but lord knows when. Pokemon is very skimpy with their events :-\
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 17, 2010, 07:03:25 AM
OMG Rock Smash is now a TM :D
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on September 17, 2010, 09:52:02 AM
OMG Rock Smash is now a TM :D

Yay! Have the HMs been revealed yet?
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: soundgarden on September 17, 2010, 10:10:19 AM
I hate the "cute" look of all the new Pokemon.   Ill still give it a shot though...
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Kosmo on September 17, 2010, 10:31:33 AM
Last Pokemon game i played was Gold i think.  ;D They are rather good though...
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 17, 2010, 08:28:58 PM
For those of you as hardcore as me (:metal), Serebii has continuing coverage of Black and White as the webmaster is playing the game.

All indications is that this game is going to be amazing :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on September 17, 2010, 10:09:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFgFoomoI40
BEST. BATTLE. SONG. EVER. EVER.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: antigoon on September 17, 2010, 11:16:26 PM
I don't have a DS but i just started a brand new game of fire red on my phone
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on September 18, 2010, 03:50:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFgFoomoI40
BEST. BATTLE. SONG. EVER. EVER.

Damn, this reminds me so much of the Kyogre/Groudon battle music. It was my favourite on R/S.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Sintheros on September 18, 2010, 04:08:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFgFoomoI40
BEST. BATTLE. SONG. EVER. EVER.

Supposedly this is the music that plays while fighting the purple bug/steel legendary at the end of the pokedex.

Also, that one fire ape (Hihidaruma) is single handedly ruining this gen for me. I'm a huge lover of fire types, and not only is this thing idiotic looking, it has some of the best stats of any fire type ever. What the hell.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on September 18, 2010, 04:14:43 AM
You consider a Sp.Attack of 30 for a Fire pokémon great? :|
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Sintheros on September 18, 2010, 04:37:11 AM
It's got 140 attack and looks like it wants to punch you. It's going to have Flare Blitz.

Also, this gen just went through the roof in terms of awesome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLyFDpuj2Iw
Listen, now!
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on September 18, 2010, 04:46:26 AM
Well, I don't know exactly which fire attacks are physical and which ones are special; but this sounds very good.

Still, I'm more leaning towards the chandelier. ;)
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 18, 2010, 12:48:37 PM
Damn some of the pokemon look fucking ridiculous :lol
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 18, 2010, 01:14:54 PM
well I got em both for my DS..but it's in Japanese and Im just not that big of a poke freak to know exactly what will happen despite the wingdings on the screen.....wait for the anglo version I guess
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on September 18, 2010, 01:16:12 PM
well I got em both for my DS..but it's in Japanese and Im just not that big of a poke freak to know exactly what will happen despite the wingdings on the screen.....wait for the anglo version I guess

 :metal

Still need to get my cart fixed.  :lol Also, this will be the first pokemon game I buy on release since Pokemon Gold!  :metal
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 18, 2010, 01:17:02 PM
As soon as I'm able to preorder them I'm going to
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Volk9 on September 18, 2010, 01:17:35 PM
Some of them (like, 10) are really cool. But for the most part, these pokemon look like balls

:neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 18, 2010, 01:59:45 PM
I still haven't beaten the Elite 8 yet in HG and I've only collected about 100..so....I've got a ways to go.
Gimme a break I'm 35.
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 18, 2010, 04:33:59 PM
elite 8? :P
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: BRGM on September 18, 2010, 04:51:26 PM
Pokémon
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 18, 2010, 05:20:14 PM
elite 8? :P

what..is there only four of them?...I've lost count how many times I've lost at the last one....I thought there were 8
Title: Re: The Pokemon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 18, 2010, 06:37:07 PM
elite 8? :P

what..is there only four of them?...I've lost count how many times I've lost at the last one....I thought there were 8

nah. 4 plus the champion
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: AwakeFromOctavarium on September 19, 2010, 10:38:24 AM
There ARE 8 if you count the Kanto ones.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on September 19, 2010, 10:52:15 AM
I need to pick up my DS again. Platinum is a fun game. Even though good pokemans are few and far between.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on September 19, 2010, 06:17:59 PM
We can't see the new Pokémon anymore.   :angry:

https://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Fansites_served_with_copyright_infringement_notices
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ehra on September 19, 2010, 07:13:30 PM
WTF, Nintendo?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 19, 2010, 07:17:01 PM
That sucks

I thought something was wrong with my computer at first

Thank god for /vp/ though
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on September 19, 2010, 11:53:00 PM
Seriously? Wow.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on September 20, 2010, 03:09:21 AM
FUCK
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 20, 2010, 05:34:09 AM
a question on trading.
how does this happen EXACTLY.

I got my son and myself set up with friend codes.
we get in the same little wi fi club room...we talk...or I got to the computer and request a trade he accepts...or we say we'll do voice chat..but do we actually talk or just type stuff? It seems we get hung up and occasionally get an error code 80439. Nintendo says that's an occasional network issue.

also...(if I get that cleared up) can I trade big leveled pokemon to my son for crappy little ones? I wanted to give him one of my higher leveled ones to help him walk through the game a bit quicker. Can I do that?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 20, 2010, 05:43:05 AM
a question on trading.
how does this happen EXACTLY.

I got my son and myself set up with friend codes.
we get in the same little wi fi club room...we talk...or I got to the computer and request a trade he accepts...or we say we'll do voice chat..but do we actually talk or just type stuff? It seems we get hung up and occasionally get an error code 80439. Nintendo says that's an occasional network issue.

also...(if I get that cleared up) can I trade big leveled pokemon to my son for crappy little ones? I wanted to give him one of my higher leveled ones to help him walk through the game a bit quicker. Can I do that?

I don't know about the technical issue, but there's no reason you can't trade lower level pokemon for higher level pokemon. Also, if you and your son are in the same room, you don't need to use Nintendo WiFi to trade. there's a sort of local setting to
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 20, 2010, 05:46:47 AM
Hmm....ya...I had to get him on wi-fi for him to get a friend code. Which I did.

but we were in different towns....hmm..perhaps the same room in the same town eh?

We'll tinker some more and see what happens.

I promise I won't give him a MagicCarp.....
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on September 20, 2010, 06:27:10 AM
We can't see the new Pokémon anymore.   :angry:

https://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Fansites_served_with_copyright_infringement_notices

DAMMIT NINTENDO
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 20, 2010, 06:53:23 AM
https://pokemon.marriland.com/black_white/pokedex

you mean like this?
I can't believe they have all the stats already.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on September 20, 2010, 09:08:47 AM
Sneaky, sneaky.  ;D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: mainframe004 on September 21, 2010, 12:32:14 AM
Just saw the generation V Pokedex. I am sorely unimpressed with the lack of creativity Game Freak is starting to show. You can tell from the WTF designs that they're running out of ideas.

I MEAN COME ON AN ICE CREAM POKEMON?! "Oh, I want to evolve my Pokemon now. I SHOULD PUT A SECOND SCOOP ON IT!"
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ben_Jamin on September 21, 2010, 12:42:57 AM
^don't forget the straw
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 21, 2010, 04:12:32 PM
pulled off my first two trades.
Traded my son my Level 41 Onyx holding a steel coat..so that when he got it(he gave me a level 6 Pidgey-he just started), it promptly evolved into a Steelix. He then traded it back to me(because damnit! I wanted it back) so I gave him a level 32 Graveler so he'd have a pretty good leveled pokemon amongst his level 10's and 12's. Well....the graveler I sent him(from my box) promptly evolved into a Golem......which he refused to give back!!!

I don't have a golem yet.

*sniff*


my son is 7.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ehra on September 21, 2010, 05:10:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDX1m0Y2Vkg&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on September 21, 2010, 06:02:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDX1m0Y2Vkg&feature=player_embedded

Mewtwo making someone shoot themselves = best use of a psychic pokemon EVER.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on September 21, 2010, 11:54:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDX1m0Y2Vkg&feature=player_embedded

Damn, great trailer.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Volk9 on September 22, 2010, 12:00:32 AM
I love the voltorb car bomb :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on September 22, 2010, 06:52:24 AM
Seriously, the idea of a "darker, more realistic" pokemon universe is a damn good one. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Kosmo on September 22, 2010, 06:55:02 AM
Wouldn't it be a damn good marketing decision to make some of the games more appealing to people who grew up with the earlier Pokemon and still enjoy the games.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 22, 2010, 08:31:48 AM
pre-sales and sales have shattered records for pokemon launch.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: AwakeFromOctavarium on September 22, 2010, 08:41:53 AM
Wouldn't it be a damn good marketing decision to make some of the games more appealing to people who grew up with the earlier Pokemon and still enjoy the games.
Yeah. I was thinking a Pokemon game with basically same mechanics, except with much deeper story. Conspiracies, betrayals, etc. Something that makes characters more appealing. Because what I noticed in pokemon games is that the characters don't leave a lasting appeal to you, exception being Red, Blue, and maybe Oak (and basically everyone featured in anime, which I do not watch).
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on September 22, 2010, 09:13:22 AM
That video is hilarious.


"I choose you"  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on September 22, 2010, 09:35:15 AM
Wouldn't it be a damn good marketing decision to make some of the games more appealing to people who grew up with the earlier Pokemon and still enjoy the games.
Yeah. I was thinking a Pokemon game with basically same mechanics, except with much deeper story. Conspiracies, betrayals, etc. Something that makes characters more appealing. Because what I noticed in pokemon games is that the characters don't leave a lasting appeal to you, exception being Red, Blue, and maybe Oak (and basically everyone featured in anime, which I do not watch).

And the only reason they had a lasting appeal on us is because we were young.  :-\
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Kosmo on September 22, 2010, 09:44:40 AM
I still remember choosing Squirtle for the first time..Sniff.. I would still pick that.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on September 22, 2010, 01:07:53 PM
I wonder what the actual percentages of the players' choices are. I chose Charmander, but it always seemed like Squirtle was the huge majority.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 22, 2010, 01:09:06 PM
I always started with Bulbasaur

Made the first two gyms easy as hell
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: TheVoxyn on September 22, 2010, 01:09:40 PM
I chose Charmander about 70% of the time. Bulbasaur 25% and squirtle the remaining 5%.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Kosmo on September 22, 2010, 01:10:30 PM
Squirtle is the best them. I'm trying to learn the lingo.  :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on September 22, 2010, 01:12:23 PM
I meant more like, 60% of people choose Squirtle, 30% choose Charmander, and 10% choose Bulbasaur.

Someone should make a survey. And I'm talking about their first choice.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: TheVoxyn on September 22, 2010, 01:13:00 PM
Make a new thread with a poll. I'm sure a lot of people here played the games.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: AwakeFromOctavarium on September 23, 2010, 08:08:51 AM
Charmander is the only way to go. I'd get Lapras for water and I don't need a grass type. But Charizard is one of the best fire pokemon out there.

Squirtle and Bulbasaur for pokedex.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on September 23, 2010, 08:12:56 AM
Always went with Squirtle in my old Red version.  Went with Squirtle when I bought LeafGreen (the game responsible for getting me back on the wagon).  I'd still pick Squirtle.  I would always use Ninetales as my fire-type and never really needed grass attacks.  In 4th (soon to be 5th gen), Swampert has changed my thinking about grass types/attacks significantly.  As in, "have grass or get swamped to death."
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Volk9 on September 23, 2010, 08:52:35 AM
I usually chose Squirtle/water types.

With SoulSilver, it was the first time I chose otherwise; the fire one.

With Black and White, im going to go grass since A). I've never used a grass starter, and 2). I really dont like the other ones.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 23, 2010, 08:54:21 AM
I'm going with emo otter
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Volk9 on September 23, 2010, 08:55:28 AM
I'm going with emo otter

I just hate its last form since it literally has nothing to do with the first two forms. It looks like their trying to be legendary's or something, and we definately have enough of those.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 23, 2010, 09:05:43 AM
I'm going with emo otter

I just hate its last form since it literally has nothing to do with the first two forms. It looks like their trying to be legendary's or something, and we definately have enough of those.

Yeah it is really odd. But it's sooo adorable :3
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: AwakeFromOctavarium on September 23, 2010, 09:09:30 AM
I'm certainly going for the grass. Snake pokemon that's not poison type ftw.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on September 23, 2010, 09:17:57 AM
Gen 1- MOTHERFUCKING CHARMANDER
Gen 2- BADASS TOTODILE FUCK YEAH!
Gen 3- eerrr Mudkip...
Gen 4- What the fuck... Chimchar
Gen 5- FUCKING TSUTARJA ALL THE WAY
As you can see I'm not a big fan of G3 & G4 starters but i'm really looking forward to use the grass snake I havent been this excited since Gen 2.
Oh and Pokabu, I'm disappoint(Fuck you GF)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 23, 2010, 09:30:47 AM
I've only played Heart Gold and started with what I guess is the grass one..from what I read it was the weakest choice and made for the hardest game play. I didn't read that until after I was too far along to switch. But I certainly didn't find it all that hard. I had to level up a tad more but none of the badges seemed all that tricky.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 23, 2010, 09:32:09 AM
No the levels of the pokemon in HG/SS are frighteningly low. It's hardly a challenge. Usually I play with Cyndaquil, but occasionally I'll go with Chikorita. I hardly ever choose Totodile
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on September 23, 2010, 09:34:46 AM
Gen 1 - Fire, almost always
Gen 2 - I've gone fire and water, but I prefer water
Gen 3 - I don't even remember, I don't think I ever beat it either
Gen 4 - Only played through once, went with water

I have no idea what I'll do for the next game. I haven't really checked out the stats of any of them, and I don't want to. I also just barely skimmed through the pokemon list. I don't care if I'm a little spoiled, but I'd rather play through and experience it all for myself.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on September 23, 2010, 10:00:30 AM
Gen 1-Squirtle first, then picking the other starters on replays.
Gen 2-Totodile.  He was my favorite of the new starters when I was a kid.
Gen 3-Mudkip.  Swampert's a beast, Sceptile looks boring, and Blaziken is nearly useless since it's outclassed in every way by....
Gen 4-Infernape.  Chose him first because I was warned that the only other fire type was Ponyta.  When Platinum came out and I knew I could catch a Houndoom, I went with Piplup.  Torterra bores me.
Gen 5-Going with Tsubarja (the snake).  First time I'll go for a grass starter first, and its one of the first starters since Gen 2 where all the forms look related to each other.  I thought about going with Mijumaru (the otter), but its final form looks weird as hell, though it does have a nice base stat spread.  Pokabu (pig) may be the worst fire starter, nay, the worst starter in general, ever.  ENOUGH WITH THE FIRE/FIGHTING STARTERS ESPECIALLY WHEN THIS ONE SUCKS GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF ASS COMPARED TO INFERNAPE.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Kosmo on September 23, 2010, 10:36:32 AM
I've completely missed Gen 4 and Gen 5..Gen 3 i'm a bit familiar with and i actually believe i have played a game where there are Gen 2 pokemon.


Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Chino on September 24, 2010, 12:05:26 PM
I always started with Bulbasaur

Made the first two gyms easy as hell
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ScioPath on September 24, 2010, 04:06:38 PM
I'm picking the grass snake so that my rival gets stuck with the lolpig.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Chino on September 24, 2010, 06:10:12 PM
HOLY SHIT!

Apokelypse: Live action pokemon movie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDX1m0Y2Vkg
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on September 24, 2010, 07:07:04 PM
HOLY SHIT!

Apokelypse: Live action pokemon movie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDX1m0Y2Vkg

Already posted, but still epic as fuck.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 24, 2010, 08:22:27 PM
Hey guys


My nurse this morning




Her name was Joy :D

No lie. She wasn't hot, though
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on September 25, 2010, 12:28:23 AM
 :lol Nice nonetheless.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Chino on October 12, 2010, 12:21:22 PM
For those who play Heart Gold and Heart Silver...

https://www.qj.net/qjnet/nintendo-ds/mew-to-return-in-heartgold-and-soulsilver.html
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 12, 2010, 12:30:45 PM
not confirmed on either serebii or bulbapedia

not sure if legit

and even so, it may be for japan only
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Chino on October 12, 2010, 12:34:38 PM
not confirmed on either serebii or bulbapedia

not sure if legit

and even so, it may be for japan only

I think Japan has already done several of them. I have a buddy with a mew because he has a Japanese version. That site is virtually never wrong, I am assuming it to be legit.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 12, 2010, 12:38:23 PM
ok, Im almost done Heart Gold....what are these boxes, ribbons, and wonder cards....?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: TheVoxyn on October 12, 2010, 04:45:44 PM
Hey guys, who is your favorite Pikachu? Mine is Magmar or Articuno. I always chose Charmander as my starting Pikachu.















































:neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Gorille85 on October 12, 2010, 04:48:15 PM
Guys, I don't really know pokeman stuff. Can I hang out here anyway? :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 12, 2010, 07:30:01 PM
ok, Im almost done Heart Gold....what are these boxes, ribbons, and wonder cards....?

Dunno what you mean by boxes, but ribbons are things you attain by completing certain goals (the easiest being beating the Elite 4 for the Champion Ribbon). You get ribbons for contests and things too. The premier ribbon prevents you from trading the pokemon it's attached to over the Global Trade Station, but you can still trade between friends.

Wonder Cards you receive by doing events through Nintendo. For every event you do, you get a Wonder Card. However, you can only have 3 Wonder Cards at a time. The Wonder Cards need to be kept until you 'complete' an event. Say you downloaded the special Pichu from Gamestop, but can't actually do the actions required (battling in Ilex Forest) until later. The next time you start your game, you can complete the event. Deleting the Wonder Card rids the processes leading to the event though. So make sure you complete an event before you delete a Wonder Card.

Also, the Mew event was confirmed on Serebii. I know what I'm doing when I get home on Friday :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 12, 2010, 08:29:05 PM
ok...I think I got all that...how or where do I do these events?
Are they all online and stuff..through wi-fi connection in those rooms?/
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 12, 2010, 08:33:23 PM
Well, this gift is through Nintendo Wi-Fi. Assuming you have a Wireless connection at home, just set up Nintendo WiFi on your game. And I think Mystery Gift is already available from the start on HG/SS. If all that's good, you head to the mystery gift option at the start menu for HG/SS, and it'll prompt you for Nintendo WiFi. Once you're connected there, there will be an option to receive the Mew. Choose that option and it'll be downloaded to your game. It will save and I think you'll have to restart your game. Once you restart you head to the nearest Pokemart, and a man in red or green will be there to give you your gift of Mew!!

I'm not sure if Mew is included in the Johto Dex. If it isn't, you can't receive it until you have the National Dex. I'll double check on that though
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 13, 2010, 06:11:12 AM
Gotchya.

As I've only recently moved onto the second half of the game, I find it fascinating which pokemon are bettter/tougher for fighting different battles.

for example.
My son had a level 70 Golem, a level 40 Togetic, level 40 Meganium, and his Lugia(the SS big one). He absolutely smoked the champion at the end of the Elite 4...mostly using his Golem and stone edge. Almost on his first run through.

I on the other hand. Had a level 74 Togetic, 55, Ho Oh, 55, Meganium, 50 Steelix, 55 Gyrarados, and another in the 50's.....and the dragons of the champion just kept destroying me. I had to borrow his Golem to beat them.

grr....
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on October 13, 2010, 06:15:27 AM
Ice pokémon work best against Lance. Get a Swinub in the Ice Cave and train it up to LV50-55 (while evolving it into Piloswine), and it'll work wonders.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 14, 2010, 11:37:07 AM
(https://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr99/PlaysLikeMyung/mareep.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on October 14, 2010, 11:41:15 AM
I remember I once traded one of those (at a high level) for a pikachu to a friend.

Now, I'm not one to look a gift pikachu in the mouth, but if I remember correctly, I think the guy who traded it to me taught it only HM moves.

Needless to say, I was shocked.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 15, 2010, 11:10:01 AM
Mew event is now active in all non-Japan regions. It's only active until October 30th so get your Mew now!!

It's level 5, inside a Cherish Ball, with the Premier Ribbon, and knows pound (but keep in mind that Mew can learn ANY TM :metal).
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 15, 2010, 01:46:47 PM
thank you for the reminder, I just got mine!
Ok, so now what do I do with it!?
lol

I also have all 16 badges, Im doing another run through the elite 4 for some level ups and to reset the legendaries which I killed in my first lame attempt to capture. I WANT the level 70 lugia...and that other one down in the other islands.....atucina..or whatever it's called.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 15, 2010, 01:53:49 PM
Articuno?

Also, here's a protip for you: Get a pokemon that either learns or can learn False Swipe. A handy move that will ALWAYS leave your opponent with one HP no matter how many times you use it. At this point you can just throw ultra balls at a legendary and hope it'll be caught. Timer balls work for extended battles as well. If I recall correctly, False Swipe is TM 54?.. and can be purchased either at the Goldenrod or Celadon department store
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 15, 2010, 02:13:29 PM
hmm ultra balls eh....i was going with dusk and net balls...and how low or how much into the red should I get them? I had lugia way down then it used some move and the recoil from that move...killed itself.

damnit.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 15, 2010, 02:16:53 PM
oh fuck that sucks.

it SHOULD be red though. it's extremely hard to catch a legendary unless it's that damaged.

Here's a guide to ball capture rates:

https://www.serebii.net/games/capture.shtml

Have you fainted the legendary dogs yet? if not, then the strategy I suggested should work great, though a pokemon with the ability Arena Trap or with the move Mean Look is necessary to keep them from fleeing
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 19, 2010, 09:12:17 AM
I caught two legendaries yesterday but I think they're the easiest of the bunch.

I got Moltres, and Zapidos(did I spell that right), I also got Mewttwo previous to those.

Articuno I had down to the red..but I ran out of balls so i fled. But I think in doing so it won't be back until I defeat the Elite 4 again..and holy crap they're harder now. I know I definitely have to do the Elite 4 again to reset Lugia.

And Im not sure how to get these strange orbs that make other Legendaries available.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 19, 2010, 09:21:13 AM
I caught two legendaries yesterday but I think they're the easiest of the bunch.

I got Moltres, and Zapidos(did I spell that right), I also got Mewttwo previous to those.

Articuno I had down to the red..but I ran out of balls so i fled. But I think in doing so it won't be back until I defeat the Elite 4 again..and holy crap they're harder now. I know I definitely have to do the Elite 4 again to reset Lugia.

And Im not sure how to get these strange orbs that make other Legendaries available.

Another tip: save right before you battle a legendary that's stationary (like Articuno). That way, in case you faint it, or run out of balls, etc, it doesn't disappear on you, because you can just turn the game off, then on again, and prepare for next time :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 19, 2010, 09:23:07 AM
Ya.
Learned that lesson the hard way.
But I saved for the two yesterday and it took me two tries to get Moltres. I caught them both using Quick Balls.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on October 22, 2010, 05:39:39 PM
Since I failed at finding this thread from the search.... reposting this.

So.... after a very long hiatus with pokemon (I haven't played it since Crystal), I decided to pick up leaf green for nostalgia's sake. Having a blast so far! Should I eventually pick up Emerald anyway once I'm done? I have a GBA but don't have a DS so Gen IV isn't really an option (Outside of a "Special Store", but we'll not speak on that :neverusethis:, plus I have a personal rule that I don't emulate something unless its like 10 years old).
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on October 22, 2010, 08:11:54 PM
Since I failed at finding this thread from the search.... reposting this.

So.... after a very long hiatus with pokemon (I haven't played it since Crystal), I decided to pick up leaf green for nostalgia's sake. Having a blast so far! Should I eventually pick up Emerald anyway once I'm done? I have a GBA but don't have a DS so Gen IV isn't really an option (Outside of a "Special Store", but we'll not speak on that :neverusethis:, plus I have a personal rule that I don't emulate something unless its like 10 years old).
Do it and you need to get a DS mang, Platinum and Black&White. PLATINUM AND BLACK&WHITE.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 22, 2010, 08:16:12 PM
is platinum that much better than HG and SS??
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on October 22, 2010, 08:22:11 PM
Since I failed at finding this thread from the search.... reposting this.

So.... after a very long hiatus with pokemon (I haven't played it since Crystal), I decided to pick up leaf green for nostalgia's sake. Having a blast so far! Should I eventually pick up Emerald anyway once I'm done? I have a GBA but don't have a DS so Gen IV isn't really an option (Outside of a "Special Store", but we'll not speak on that :neverusethis:, plus I have a personal rule that I don't emulate something unless its like 10 years old).
Do it and you need to get a DS mang, Platinum and Black&White. PLATINUM AND BLACK&WHITE.
I don't have the money for a DS right now. :P
And again, I don't feel right emulating recent games. I don't mind really old games because they've had a long time on the shelves.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on October 22, 2010, 08:23:35 PM
is platinum that much better than HG and SS??
Is the best from Gen IV, Better than Diamond and Pearl. I think SS is awesome because of the nostalgia value.

I don't have the money for a DS right now. :P
And again, I don't feel right emulating recent games. I don't mind really old games because they've had a long time on the shelves.
Don't worry you have like a year to get one.   ;D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on October 22, 2010, 08:31:47 PM
is platinum that much better than HG and SS??
Is the best from Gen IV, Better than Diamond and Pearl. I think SS is awesome because of the nostalgia value.

I don't have the money for a DS right now. :P
And again, I don't feel right emulating recent games. I don't mind really old games because they've had a long time on the shelves.
Don't worry you have like a year to get one.   ;D

True, but the way this year is going I doubt I'll have the money a year from now  :(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 23, 2010, 06:46:34 AM
I was just noticing that there a fair few pokemon in black/white that evolve at MUCH higher levels than they used to
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on October 23, 2010, 07:06:52 AM
Old ones? Or only regarding Gen5? I mean, it definitely depends on where you find certain pokémon...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 23, 2010, 07:08:24 AM
Gen V

One of them evolves at level 59, which is higher than the highest previously, 55. There are more, too, that I don't know off the top of my head
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 23, 2010, 08:04:04 AM
Gen V

One of them evolves at level 59, which is higher than the highest previously, 55. There are more, too, that I don't know off the top of my head
There's a 64, I believe. Which is the highest evolution. And it's finally another one of those pokemon with multiple heads! Ages since a pokemon grew an extra head when it evolved. Used to be fairly common in the first gen. Koffing, Doduo, Magnemite, etc. Slowpoke, arguably. Seemed to disappear after that point. It's a sort of hydra, Dark/Dragon thing. Its second phase is exactly the same as its first phase, only with a second head. It's brilliant.

There's also a new one that's shaped like a pokeball. A mushroom with a sort of pokeball decal on top. I imagine they'll probably be "items" in a forest.

...Yeah, I caved. Got really bored, started looking at the upcoming pokemon. Haven't done that since before Gen II. Went into Gen III completely clueless, and loved that I found myself going "what the fuck is THAT" every five minutes (Solrock is one that I particularly remember as being totally weird-looking), so I deliberately didn't look up any info about Gen IV, either, pre-release. Found it marginally less exciting than the first time around, but still cool. But this time I couldn't resist. Some really cool stuff coming up, by the looks of things.

On the subject, Gen III has a wonderful atmosphere. Really like it. Feels more mythological than Gen IV, somehow. It's the one with the best plot, too.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ScioPath on October 23, 2010, 10:08:16 AM
Game actually interests me. And I haven't felt that way since FR&LG.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on October 24, 2010, 03:57:05 PM
https://www.gamespot.com/wii/adventure/pokeparkwii/index.html?tag=result%3Btitle%3B3

Is this game worth looking into? The Pokepark one for the Wii?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 24, 2010, 04:26:05 PM
Judging by the reviews? I'd figure not.

I really quite liked the concept when I first read about it. I do very much like the idea of playing a game as the Pokemon themselves. But I think half of the charm of Pokemon is the fact that it kind of works for anyone. I loved it when I was eight - YtseBitsySpider's like what, in his thirties (I think)? Only just playing it for the first time, and he's loving it equally.

By the sounds of things, the Pokepark game is a little more specifically kid-based, so I myself wouldn't be rushing to spend money on it. That said! You get to spend hours upon hours wandering around a park, imagining you're Pikachu. If you can find it on the cheap, then by all means! Give it a shot. And tell me how it is!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 25, 2010, 05:28:01 AM
yup.

I help local parents out with "flashcarts" n such.

I sat down to test Heart Gold to make sure it would work.........................6 hours later....I wasn't 'testing' it anymore.
(I'm 36)

I hit 100 hours on the dot as I finished my second run through the elite 4, caught two more legendaries, and contemplated another run at Red. He's tough and I do not have tough pokemon. I've got mostly flyers and psychics.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 25, 2010, 05:40:14 AM
That's grand! I really like that they have that effect on people. In spite of their slightly odd marketing. I think they could get a hell of a lot more sales if they kind of acknowledged the grown-ups a bit more. Definitely strong games.

Psychics are fairly good! They used to be the strongest type by quite a long chalk - they've since evened the odds a bit, but they're still fairly formidable.

What's your team looking like, as of now?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 25, 2010, 05:54:13 AM
Togekiss - 78
Lugia (just caught) - 70
Ho-oh - 64
Gyrarados - 64
Mewtwo - 74
Meganium - 68

I've got a Steelix - 64 that I switch in there every once and a while.

I got my son into it (he's 7) and I traded him a level 30 geodude/graveler and it evolved into a Gollem. He's thrown all of his leveling time into that Pokemon, and his Gollem is now mid-80's. The technique has served him very well, and he's almost walked through the game on the back of that one pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 25, 2010, 06:24:43 AM
You know what? I reckon - with a lot of potions - Red might juuuuust be doable with that team. By the skin of your teeth, but that's not a shabby lot. You've got water, fire, and grass represented, two versatile psychics, and Togekiss can absorb hits like nobody's business.

Although, I do have to admit that I only beat him by trading two level 95 pokemon across from a previous game. So you know, don't listen to me.

Golem does rock a bit. My brother used to have a similar thing going on with a Camerupt. Think it was traded, ended up leagues ahead of the rest of his team.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 25, 2010, 06:52:33 AM
Gollem is very tough....he's got this move Rock Edge I think, it's just lethal...and my boy was smart kept using PP ups on it to give him more hits, and saved his ethyrs, and elixrs. He's a little succeptible to water attacks.


I think I need to better understand the Def, vs. SP Def numbers. Like my Steelix, has huge Def numbers but seems to get taken out very easily. I assume because of a low SP def? Does that mean he's vulnerable to special attacks of other pokemon?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 25, 2010, 07:12:32 AM
Yeah, you've got it!

Basically, each attack is either physical or special. It used to be that all psychic attacks were special, all rock attacks were physical, all electric attacks were special, etc. etc. But now there are little icons.

An attack like Thunderbolt, or Confusion is special. They don't make contact with the foe, they just generate a sort of field. Moves like Thunderpunch and Zen Headbutt, on the other hand, while still electric and psychic respectively, do physical damage.

If you've got a high attack stat, you're better off using physical attacks, whereas if you've got a high special attack stat you're better off using special attacks.

So, for a Pokemon like Gyarados - Surf is a special attack, whereas Waterfall is a physical attack, both of around the same power. Gyarados' attack stat is a fair bit higher than its special attack, so as a general rule, Waterfall would be playing to its strengths more than Surf.

However! Against a pokemon like - Steelix is a good example - its defence stat is astronomical. One of the very highest in the game. Meanwhile, its special defence is comparatively puny. So a Gyarados' Waterfall would probably leave nary a scratch on it, in spite of the strong attack stat and the type advantage. I imagine that against a Steelix, Surf would be a better option.

As a general rule, though, it's better to play to the Pokemon's strengths than anticipate a potential enemy's weaknesses. Unless there's a particular battle that's proving really problematic, it's usually wiser to give a Gyarados moves like Ice Fang, Waterfall, etc., than Ice Beam and Surf.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 25, 2010, 07:27:04 AM
Hmm.....that all makes perfect sense.

My Gyrarados has Surf, Waterfall, Hyper beam, and Blizzard.

And my Steelix and most Onyx in general I notice are easily defeated using Extrasensory. That Extrasensory move has been my bread and butter throughout the game.


Excellent being able to bounce this stuff off someone who knows what's what.
Thanks Rob.
(PLM too!)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 25, 2010, 07:52:15 AM
Red is extremely tough even with pokemon who are level 100. Your main issue there is going to be his Snorlax, which has extremely high defense and HP. Unless one of your pokemon has a serious fighting type move, that Snorlax may very well destroy your whole team
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 25, 2010, 07:59:13 AM
I got rid of his Pikachu without much trouble, then Blasoise came in and 1-shot-killed most of my guys.
Important to use the x-defs and x-attacks
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 25, 2010, 01:34:09 PM
Hmm.....that all makes perfect sense.

My Gyrarados has Surf, Waterfall, Hyper beam, and Blizzard.

And my Steelix and most Onyx in general I notice are easily defeated using Extrasensory. That Extrasensory move has been my bread and butter throughout the game.


Excellent being able to bounce this stuff off someone who knows what's what.
Thanks Rob.
(PLM too!)
I do like Extrasensory - and aye, it'll cut through more or less any Steelix. Gyarados-wise, you could possibly think about switching Hyper Beam with Giga Impact. You can buy both as TMs for the same price, and they're both normal-type moves with the same PP and power. Only difference is that Giga Impact's physical, so it should do over twice as much base damage.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 25, 2010, 03:42:58 PM
will do.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on October 25, 2010, 03:49:16 PM
Does Giga Impact have the same 1 turn penalty too?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 25, 2010, 03:53:09 PM
Does Giga Impact have the same 1 turn penalty too?


Good point.
"Ytsebitsyspider must re-charge!"
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on October 25, 2010, 03:54:20 PM
Yes it has.

Also I started EV training my pokemons, shit is hard yo'.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on October 25, 2010, 03:55:46 PM
Yes it has.

Also I started EV training my pokemons, shit is hard yo'.

Step 1: Get EV increasing items like Macho Brace or the Power items.
Step 2: Find a friend with a pokerus pokemon or endlessly search for one.
Step 3: Kill what you need to.
Step 4: Profit and pokerape.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and vitamins.  Basically, you're going to be spending a ton of time at the battle tower.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on October 25, 2010, 03:57:03 PM
I have all that, I breeded some nice natures and I'm ready to kill a shitload of geodudes  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on October 25, 2010, 03:58:24 PM
Yes it has.

Also I started EV training my pokemons, shit is hard yo'.
I've read up on how to do that, but fuck if I'm actually going to. No way in hell I'm going to go through all that shit  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on October 25, 2010, 04:00:53 PM
Yes it has.

Also I started EV training my pokemons, shit is hard yo'.
I've read up on how to do that, but fuck if I'm actually going to. No way in hell I'm going to go through all that shit  :lol
It's worth it when you see a little 10 year old crying after you butt-raped his team with an EV trained Electrivire.



Wait wut.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on October 25, 2010, 04:10:32 PM
Yes it has.

Also I started EV training my pokemons, shit is hard yo'.
I've read up on how to do that, but fuck if I'm actually going to. No way in hell I'm going to go through all that shit  :lol
It's worth it when you see a little 10 year old crying after you butt-raped his team with an EV trained Electrivire.



Wait wut.
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Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 25, 2010, 05:06:33 PM
EDIT: Whoops. Ignore.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on October 25, 2010, 05:38:35 PM
I have all that, I breeded some nice natures and I'm ready to kill a shitload of geodudes  :lol

What pokes are you training?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on October 25, 2010, 05:44:02 PM
I have all that, I breeded some nice natures and I'm ready to kill a shitload of geodudes  :lol

What pokes are you training?
Scizzor, Infernape, Starmie, Aereodactyl, Electrivire and Spiritomb.
 Looking at the  team the geodudes comment was a joke :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on October 25, 2010, 05:51:20 PM
I've read up on how to do that, but fuck if I'm actually going to. No way in hell I'm going to go through all that shit  :lol

That's what I thought too. But before I knew it, I was IV breeding too.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 26, 2010, 07:37:45 PM
The fuck is this doing on page 2?

Right, team comparisons. What are everyone's main teams?

As of right now...

1. Torterra (Earthquake / Crunch / Synthesis / Razor Leaf)
2. Rampardos (Rock Slide / Earthquake / Zen Headbutt / Head Smash)
3. Honchkrow (Wing Attack / Haze / Dark Pulse / Night Shade)
4. Alakazam (Psychic / Recover / Shock Wave / Shadow Ball)
5. Golduck (Surf / Amnesia / Psych Up / Zen Headbutt)

It's generally a team of five, the sixth is more ad hoc - I'll either use the final slot for HMs, a particular type, or training. When I beat the Elite Four I used a Snorlax, with Giga Impact / Block / Rollout / Crunch, which is a fairly poor moveset, but it was in place more as an excuse to give me a chance to heal the rest of my team, and maybe sneak in the odd Giga Impact before switching out.

Not entirely sure about my movesets in general. Quite a lot of psychic moves, quite a lot of dark moves, two earthquakes (although EQ's one of the strongest moves, so you know) and a handful of weaker ones. Wing Attack and Razor Leaf in particular are attacks that I've settled for, rather than opted for.

That's my current Soul Silver team, by the way. Was originally a Diamond team, but I decided to adopt them when I made the progression, and they've kind of remained where I left them.

Quite interested to see what everyone else's teams look like. They definitely say something about people - it's just hard to tell precisely what.



Meanwhile, on Diamond...

1. Infernape (Flame Wheel / Swords Dance / Close Combat / Mach Punch)
2. Drifblim (Fly / Shadow Ball / Shock Wave / Explosion)
3. Skuntank (Slash / Toxic / Night Slash / Flamethrower)
4. Bronzong (Extrasensory / Iron Defense / Confuse Ray / Gyro Ball)
5. Gastrodon (Surf / Recover / Ice Beam / Mud Bomb)
6. Tangrowth (Mega Drain / Stun Spore / Psych Up / Swagger)

Tangrowth in particular needs work, however fond I am of Psych Up. Really like the first four, though. 'Specially Drif, Skun and Bronz. Gastrodon would be good without Mud Bomb. I think as a general rule, I go for pokemon which are fairly strong, but not conventionally strong. A little bit offbeat. Like Rampardos, thoroughly vulnerable but with an enormous attack stat. Or the ridiculously sluggish yet defensively impeccable Bronzong. I don't go for the strongest pokemon so much as the bizarre-but-capable ones. Don't like to duplicate types, either.

(I'm getting back into Pokemon again - can you tell? Think it's 'cause I'm really excited for Black and White.)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 26, 2010, 08:36:50 PM
off the top of my head.

ho-oh - sacred fire, fire blast, over heat, thunder
meganium - cut, flash, frenzy tree, rock climb
togekiss - safeguard, extrasensory, fly, last resort
gyrarados, - surf, waterfall, hyper beam, blizzard
mewtwo - pretty much what he came with plus focus blast
lugia - what he came with so far
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on October 26, 2010, 08:49:50 PM
Since I haven't played the story mode of any of the gen 4 games in a while, I'll list my competitive team:

Uxie w/ Damp Rock-Stealth Rock, Rain Dance, U-Turn, Psychic
Ludicolo w/ Leftovers-Surf, Ice Beam, Grass Knot, Rain Dance
Kabutops w/ Life Orb-Stone Edge, Waterfall, Aqua Jet, Swords Dance
Scizor w/ Damp Rock-Bullet Punch, U-turn, Rain Dance, Roost
Rotom-W w/ Leftovers-Thunder, Rain Dance, Shadow Ball, Hydro Pump
Toxicroak w/ Life Orb-Swords Dance, Earthquake, Brick Break, Sucker Punch

My story mode team for Platinum (don't remember movesets)
Empoleon
Houndoom
Staraptor
Weavile
Bronzong
HM Slave
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 26, 2010, 08:53:32 PM
Typhlosion/Houndoom (variable)
Ampharos
Pidgeot
Golem
Gyarados
Victreebel

I don't remember the movesets off the top of my head, but I got a killer team going :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 29, 2010, 05:39:06 AM
Well I played Black for about 3 hours last night. It's been pretty well patched with the language, except all the naming of stuff is still the Japanese alphabet so who knows what I called myself. I like user interface, it's nice, similar to platinum I guess. I prefer the heart gold where the bottom screen is always "up" rather than callled up pressing x. I received my mystery gift too...some blue snot drooling level 15 ice/water pokemon that naturally won't listen to me. The new 3D~ish aspect is ok too...different but not TOO different to turn true pokemon people right off. As with most pokemon games a LOT of talking in the beginning but it's progressing.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 29, 2010, 05:42:33 AM
Remember tomorrow is the last day to get your Mew :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 29, 2010, 05:44:07 AM
And thanks to you..........I got mine..and my son got his!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on October 30, 2010, 06:12:49 AM
This is for leafgreen, the party I used to beat the elite 4.

Venusaur
Pidgeot
Butterfree
Raticate
Primeape
Gyrados

Not the best party but I beat the elite 4 with it. I just decided to go with the first 6 pokes I collected and run with that. I'm definitely gonna shake some stuff up now though. Right now I'm building up my Dragonair into a Dragonite. At level 39 right now, so only 16 levels to go! Butterfree sucks and I'll replace either Raticate or Primeape with a good trapper since I'm canning Butterfree for my Dragonair. Thinking Raticate will go since I mostly keep it for Super Fang/Hyper Fang combo but I'd rather get a fire or lightning type in my party instead. I also really want a really good psychic on my team but want to avoid using legendaries since Mewtwo is too easy to spam  :lol

Speaking of Mewtwo, I actually caught Mewtwo without a master ball! Took me god knows how long, but fuck yeah!  :metal

Anyway, on leafgreen what are the best leveling spots besides the elite 4?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Scrub206 on October 30, 2010, 07:20:03 AM
Modest Venusaur with pure Sp Atk ev's is just incredible. his leaf storm just rapes everything in site..

im still trying to think up a good team but i cant decide ;o;
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 30, 2010, 09:01:31 AM
A good team should have the following:

Fire
Water/Ice
Flying
Electric
Rock/Ground/Steel
Psychic/Dark/Ghost/Dragon

And of course you should get mixed pokemon, as the movesets are more diverse

You can pretty much skip Bug and Grass. They're way weaker than most of the others (although that Venusaur looks good)

Normal is alright if you have good moves. Fighting as a type I usually leave out, as most of my pokemon can learn some fighting moves.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 30, 2010, 09:41:52 AM
I dunno, I'm not sure there are any genuinely bad types. Most important thing is just to get coverage. Fighting and ground pokemon are probably best for that. Ice attacks are devastating too, but ice pokemon don't actually resist anything except themselves, so it's a bit of a risky type.

I think it's always a safe bet to have a psychic type. Psychics are good. Reliable. And Electrics make up for their generally low defense stats by having only one weakness, and by the fact that most of them can be taught Magnet Rise by the move tutor. One of the new ones actually has levitate, leaving it with no weaknesses whatsoever. And I call this one "my favourite."

Bugs aren't inherently bad, they've just drawn the short straw with the game designers. For some reason, they seem to have decided that bugs are cursed to blossom in the early game, and then sort of fade into obscurity. This is set to change with the next game though, with some genuinely tough little blighters. One of which doesn't evolve until about level 59, putting it on par with some of the titans. Scizor, Heracross and Yanmega are all fairly good, though. I've got a feeling bugs are going to become a little more essential, with Black & White. Which is good, 'cause I like bugs.

As a general rule, I don't think there are any particularly crucial types. Psychic comes closest, with Ground not far behind. There aren't many reasons not to have a Psychic pokemon around.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on October 30, 2010, 09:57:07 AM
Personally, I feel the most useful types/move types to have are:

Ghost-Because psychics can be crafty little buggers.
Ice-Because dragons are dicks.
Fire-Oh bai steel.
Water-Oh bai fire.
Fighting-Whats that Blissey?  You want to get punched in the face?  You too, Snorlax?
Grass-The threat of Swampert alone is enough to teach Energy Ball or Grass Knot to someone.
Electric-No more water or flying types.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 30, 2010, 10:43:13 AM
Getting a Spiritomb or Sableye would be worth it if only because they have NO weaknesses. Amazing
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on October 30, 2010, 10:44:01 AM
Getting a Spiritomb or Sableye would be worth it if only because they have NO weaknesses. Amazing
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 30, 2010, 10:46:37 AM
Ghost and ice are definitely two of the most crucial attacking types. I think it's fairly important to have Shadow Ball and Ice Beam on more or less every single team. Dragon's reliable, too, though it's not actually strong against anything except dragon. It's only resisted by steel, which is fairly rare as a type, so it's good to have.

Ghost, ice, fighting, ground. That takes out a hell of a lot of pokemon on its own.

Incidentally, there is no pokemon which resists dark, fighting and psychic. Find a pokemon capable of all three, and it can deal damage to more or less anything. ...Then again, finding a pokemon capable of using all three types well is easier said than done.

...Lucario?

Getting a Spiritomb or Sableye would be worth it if only because they have NO weaknesses. Amazing
Only problem is that Sableye's stats are gash. Spiritomb's a good laugh, I've got one myself and quite like it, but apparently it's not highly rated.

Now Shibirudon, on the other hand. Good type, good stats, good movepool, and no weaknesses. Looking forwards to finding one of them.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 30, 2010, 10:59:59 AM
Shibirudon is electric ???
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on October 30, 2010, 11:06:49 AM
Shibirudon is electric ???
With Levitate
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 30, 2010, 12:02:07 PM
Electric's only weakness is ground. Which it is immune to, 'cause of levitate, leaving Shibbything devoid of weaknesses.

Save for Gastro Acid / Gravity / similar, of course. But then Spiritomb can be hit for super-effective damage by a pokemon with Scrappy. Or Odor Sleuth. Or Foresight.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 30, 2010, 01:47:00 PM
i thought rock was super effective against electric as well
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on October 30, 2010, 01:58:28 PM
Nah! Never has been. Electric is normal against rock, rock's normal against electric. Totally neutral.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 01, 2010, 05:29:03 AM
my son beat Red in Soul Silver...little bugger. With a handfull of 60's, 70's and his big Gollem in the 90's. He was a bit let down by the fact that nothing really changes after you beat him. "THE END"...and a couple more Legendaries became available.

I was happy for him, but I couldn't help but be a tad jealous of my 7 year old. Here I am with all my 70-80's flying/psychics getting my ass handed to me by Red. Sigh.

So I've moved onto Black n White for now.....
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on November 01, 2010, 05:36:11 AM
Question about EV's. Is it possible to know how many you have for a pokemon or not? I'd hate to start EV training only to find out I've used up all possible EV's anyway  :|
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 01, 2010, 06:27:55 AM
what's an EV.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on November 01, 2010, 08:01:35 AM
my son beat Red in Soul Silver...little bugger. With a handfull of 60's, 70's and his big Gollem in the 90's. He was a bit let down by the fact that nothing really changes after you beat him. "THE END"...and a couple more Legendaries became available.

I was happy for him, but I couldn't help but be a tad jealous of my 7 year old. Here I am with all my 70-80's flying/psychics getting my ass handed to me by Red. Sigh.

So I've moved onto Black n White for now.....

Lol, don't feel bad. I mean, c'mon a Gollem in the 90's? Hard to beat that, you're trying to have a well-rounded team.  :tup

How's Black and White so far?  :omg:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 01, 2010, 08:10:14 AM
Very neat interface.
I suppose purists will say it's different and sucks. But I'm not seeing the "suckage". The battles move FAST now. Like the 'moves' menu zooms in..you pick your attack and it zooms out(in half a second)....it's just very slick. And you can tell it's designed for the 3DS because it has quite a bit of 3D~ish stuff. Leaves floating through the screen from one side to the other that I'm sure on the 3DS pop right out. Lots of cute lil new pokies. I've got a fairly well patched version with english..but Im just past the the second gym and I've run out of english. Uh oh.

I got a mystery gift pokemon right off the bat but, as I've leveled it up it refuses to listen to me.....fucker.

I would recomend it for sure when it hits north america. There is some new type of pokegear that's always "on" with three different methods of interacting with others...wi-fi, local wi-fi and infrared?....
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on November 01, 2010, 08:15:25 AM
Very neat interface.
I suppose purists will say it's different and sucks. But I'm not seeing the "suckage". The battles move FAST now. Like the 'moves' menu zooms in..you pick your attack and it zooms out(in half a second)....it's just very slick. And you can tell it's designed for the 3DS because it has quite a bit of 3D~ish stuff. Leaves floating through the screen from one side to the other that I'm sure on the 3DS pop right out. Lots of cute lil new pokies. I've got a fairly well patched version with english..but Im just past the the second gym and I've run out of english. Uh oh.

I got a mystery gift pokemon right off the bat but, as I've leveled it up it refuses to listen to me.....fucker.

I would recomend it for sure when it hits north america. There is some new type of pokegear that's always "on" with three different methods of interacting with others...wi-fi, local wi-fi and infrared?....

Cool, I'll have to get it for Volk when it comes out over here. I'm not as totally interested in it, so I'll probably play it after him.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 01, 2010, 08:44:40 AM
what's an EV.
It's er, the proper mathematical stuff.

I'm no expert in this field, I kind of think it's where the fun starts to sap away. It involves a lot of hidden values, which aren't apparent in the game, 'cause that's not really the way the game's intended.

BUT! EV stands for "effort value." As the game's built, each pokemon you defeat gives you effort points. So er, a Pidgeotto, for example, is quite a fast fella, so defeating one will yield 2 speed effort points to the pokemon that defeats it. So, if you were to battle a lot of Pidgeotto while training a pokemon, that pokemon would become quite fast.

It's all very complicated, but the people who take it mega seriously tend to effort train, to boost all the right stats in all the right places, and if done correctly they become nigh-on indefeatable.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on November 01, 2010, 08:56:34 AM
what's an EV.
It's er, the proper mathematical stuff.

I'm no expert in this field, I kind of think it's where the fun starts to sap away. It involves a lot of hidden values, which aren't apparent in the game, 'cause that's not really the way the game's intended.

BUT! EV stands for "effort value." As the game's built, each pokemon you defeat gives you effort points. So er, a Pidgeotto, for example, is quite a fast fella, so defeating one will yield 2 speed effort points to the pokemon that defeats it. So, if you were to battle a lot of Pidgeotto while training a pokemon, that pokemon would become quite fast.

It's all very complicated, but the people who take it mega seriously tend to effort train, to boost all the right stats in all the right places, and if done correctly they become nigh-on indefeatable.

Oh, wow, that's crazy, I didnt' know that. Now I'm motivated to try this.  :omg:

Cool, thanks for sharing.  :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 01, 2010, 08:58:10 AM
wow...and all of that is sort of "behind the scenes programing matrix stuff"?????
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on November 01, 2010, 09:03:47 AM
So how exactly do you go about training EV style? And how can you check to see what difference it makes?  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ehra on November 01, 2010, 09:07:33 AM
https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Effort_values

Basically, they're bonuses to your pokemon's stats based on which pokemon they've defeated.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on November 01, 2010, 09:10:45 AM
https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Effort_values

Basically, they're bonuses to your pokemon's stats based on which pokemon they've defeated.

Cool, thanks.  :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 01, 2010, 09:13:46 AM
wow...and all of that is sort of "behind the scenes programing matrix stuff"?????
Yeah, basically! I think it's designed to try and make it look semi-random, but lots of clever people have kind of worked it all out.

So how exactly do you go about training EV style? And how can you check to see what difference it makes?  :laugh:
This isn't my forte, so if I'm passing on shoddy information I can only apologise...

But, you basically choose a stat - say, Special Attack - and you can look up which pokemon are good for that particular stat.

https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_Pokémon_by_effort_value_yield (https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_Pokémon_by_effort_value_yield) - Like so. You can click the top of each column to sort by that stat. So, if you wanted a ridiculous special attack value, you could start kicking some Beautiflies around. You'll be able to see the difference when you level up, and it goes "Sp. Attack +7" or what have you. And then you'll notice it when you use a special attack, and you accidentally rip the head off a Steelix.

There is a maximum number of points you can get in any single "field." Like 65xxx, I think. So you can probably max a couple of stats while you train.

But yar. There's more detail in here... vitamins (protein etc.) boost EVs, and there are items which you can train with which change the distributions... it's a rich tapestry. I'm fairly wooly on this, I prefer to just play the game and have a laugh with it. But competitive players will swear by all this. And even drop pokemon if they get the effort values wrong. https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Effort_values
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on November 01, 2010, 09:18:25 AM
Wow, thanks, I'll give it a try then.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 01, 2010, 09:21:55 AM
I think I've tried it once, where I was training exclusively on Barboach and Whiscash. Can't remember what they were upping - special defence, p'raps? Worked a treat, you really do notice it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 01, 2010, 10:21:28 AM
I actually still have a good time EV training my pokemon.  Once you get pokerus and EV doubling items it becomes a lot easier and less time-consuming.  I don't breed extensively for the best IVs, because I don't have patience for that beyond just seeing if the key stats are above 20.  But Rob explained EVs pretty well already, being the master wordsmith he is.

The most EVs you can have in a particular stat is 255, with 510 total.  For every 4 EVs, that translates to a +1 bonus in whatever stat you trained for.  So if you killed two pidgeottos and leveled up, you'd get 1 extra point of speed.  Using rare candys won't take the EV stat increases into account unless you've filled the 510 limit.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on November 01, 2010, 10:24:49 AM
So with that in mind, wouldn't you want to get all your pokemon as low a level as possible before EV training? And the team you use to beat the game with is absolutely worthless?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 01, 2010, 10:53:18 AM
Maybe.  What I do is rare candy them up to ~50, then give them vitamins (vitamins increase the EV of a certain stat by ten up to 100 EVs), then train them on pokemon that have 2 EVs of the stat I want, along with having pokerus and a power item.  Goes by faster that way.

And basically, yeah, because the EVs will be screwed up, unless you want to use all those EV reducing berries (Hondew and such, the ones that increase happiness) and re-train those pokemon, the team you beat the Elite 4 with won't be optimized.  Good for sentimental value though.  EV training doesn't mean too much in the story mode, but its a big difference in competitive battles.  In friendly battles they should do just fine, but if you're going up against someone who knows their shit, you might lose.  Esp. since your pokemon will probably have lots of HMs that are otherwise worthless.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 01, 2010, 12:03:20 PM
Good question.
And
Good answer.


Interesting stuff.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on November 01, 2010, 12:21:10 PM
My only question is: how do you get Pokerus?

As far as I know it's completely random
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 01, 2010, 12:32:49 PM
My only question is: how do you get Pokerus?

As far as I know it's completely random
Basically, yeah. You have to fight a wild pokemon with it. And they're rare.

I got it once in Silver, so when I was about eleven I guess? Had no idea what the crap it was. When the nurse told me my pokemon had a virus, I more or less instantly created a new game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 01, 2010, 12:34:01 PM
My only question is: how do you get Pokerus?

As far as I know it's completely random

The chance of fighting a wild pokemon with pokerus is like 1/23,000 or something.  Or you can find a friend with an infected pokemon to trade.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on November 01, 2010, 01:01:44 PM
What are the consequences of that Pokérus?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 02, 2010, 05:09:59 AM
what's this now?
pokerus?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 02, 2010, 06:39:47 AM
wow..OK.
I googled it myself...pretty rare..and very helpfull for training.

Neat stuff.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 02, 2010, 08:03:39 AM
Pokerus is a "virus" that doubles the EVs your pokemon receives.  So if you fight a zubat and your pokemon has pokerus, it'll get 2 speed EVs instead of one.  Say you have a macho brace on AND pokerus, you'll get 4 speed EVs.  Say you have the power anklet, an item that gives you an extra 4 speed EVs after each battle, thats (1+4)*2=10 speed EVs.  Basically, its a free macho brace.  If you have a friend who has it, its very worth a trade, especially since you can spread the virus to as many of your pokemon as you want. 

After each battle, the virus spreads to the pokemon next to the infected one in the party.  The ability for the virus to spread in your party ends after two days, but keeping them in the PC box will let them keep pokerus indefinitely.  Also when the pokemon loses its "POKERUS" symbol and is replaced with a :), the pokemon still has the effects of pokerus, it just can't spread it. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ehra on November 04, 2010, 09:43:00 AM
https://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/104999-Police-Pinch-Pokemon-Pre-release-Photographer

Quote
Back at the beginning of September, we caught our first glimpse of the then-unrevealed evolved forms of the Pokemon Black & White starters. Though gamers debated their authenticity for some time, they were eventually revealed to be the real deal when the game came out to rave reviews.

The guy who leaked some of that info in the first place, though? He's not doing quite so hot: Makoto Sekiguchi of Yokohama is currently in police custody. The 27-year-old Sekiguchi took pictures of then-unreleased 'mons such as Chaoboo - the first evolution of fire-pig Pokabu - with his mobile phone, and uploaded them to the internet at approximately 8:00 PM on September 1st. He is being charged with violating copyright infringement.

It's unclear just which Pokemon Sekiguchi reportedly leaked, or if his photos are the ones that we originally posted on September 1st. The timing and specific content would seem to match up, but the only Pokemon character in question mentioned by name is Chaoboo - so there's currently no way to be sure until more information is released.

While it is currently unknown how Sekiguchi obtained the images more than two weeks before the issue of Monthly CoroCoro Comic in question shipped, Chikusei City police are reportedly investigating the matter.

In his deposition, Sekiguchi said that he "thought [he] would show everyone the characters that haven't been made public yet." Hope it was worth it, man.

What the fuck is wrong with you, Nintendo?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 04, 2010, 09:50:20 AM
pokemons are seriously business
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on November 04, 2010, 07:21:30 PM
Its one thing to bust pirates for stealing games, but for showing some goddamn pictures? Jesus fucking christ.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 04, 2010, 09:20:03 PM
finally beat red, used mewtwo very easy....sigh....
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 04, 2010, 09:33:48 PM
Now THAT Nintendo legal issue I can understand.  Suing pokebeach and other sites for listing all of them after the game is released?  Not so much.  Don't think Serebii's been hit yet, which is great.

Fake edit: And apparently while I wasn't paying too much attention to Smogon, Umbreon has become OU.  Interesting.  I thought no one had any use for passing Mean Look when so many teams had some kind of entry hazard.

Real edit: and Salamence has been moved to ubers.  WAT.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 06, 2010, 10:10:17 AM
On the subject of Pokerus...

My brother got it purely by luck a couple of weeks back. He just traded me a Growlithe with it. Bring on the EVs.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: jsem on November 06, 2010, 11:29:40 AM
To the OP:
Gen I and II owned, then the downfall began. Still i feel an urge to buy the game series I've missed. I needa get:
FR/LG
DP
HG/SS
and now the new: b/w... wth
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 06, 2010, 11:30:43 AM
On the subject of Pokerus...

My brother got it purely by luck a couple of weeks back. He just traded me a Growlithe with it. Bring on the EVs.
:metal :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: setrataeso on November 07, 2010, 09:23:31 AM
PROFANITY AND RACIAL SLUR ALERT
ALSO HILARIOUS ALERT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XsSoMBVF3w
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Seventh Son on November 08, 2010, 07:57:55 AM
PROFANITY AND RACIAL SLUR ALERT
ALSO HILARIOUS ALERT

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Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on November 22, 2010, 06:51:44 AM
Guys. Guys

They're going to announce the English names for the starters today :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 22, 2010, 06:54:06 AM
Now I'm used to saying Tsurjarja though...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on November 22, 2010, 06:57:07 AM
I don't like saying the japanese names. It seems... clunky. I dunno
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 22, 2010, 07:34:18 AM
im on the 6th gym....a couple level 40's now..some nice evolving.

have rare candies always "revived" fainted pokemon or is this a new thing for Black\White?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on November 22, 2010, 09:03:10 AM
im on the 6th gym....a couple level 40's now..some nice evolving.

have rare candies always "revived" fainted pokemon or is this a new thing for Black\White?

I think they always have.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on November 22, 2010, 09:18:34 AM
Guys. Guys

They're going to announce the English names for the starters today :D

 :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 22, 2010, 09:24:30 AM
im on the 6th gym....a couple level 40's now..some nice evolving.

have rare candies always "revived" fainted pokemon or is this a new thing for Black\White?

I think they always have.
Yeah, they have. When a pokemon levels up, its HP increases, so something which had fainted with 0/256HP might gain three more on level up, and end up with 3/259HP. They add points on both ends.

On tenterhooks for these English names to be announced...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ħ on November 22, 2010, 11:04:35 AM
I really want to get this but I know that I won't be able to stop til I get them all.  Besides, I still have loads of fun playing Red n Blue.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 22, 2010, 11:50:40 AM
I guess the logical next step once I finish black would be to level up my HG people or go and try Platinum which I've heard is still the best one.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 22, 2010, 04:19:05 PM
Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on November 22, 2010, 04:21:42 PM
Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott.

What, what, and WHAT?!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 22, 2010, 04:45:12 PM
Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott.

Ew, Okay, and Wut.

I assume Snivy is Tsujarja?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 22, 2010, 05:02:01 PM
Yeah. Far as I can tell...

Snivy = Snake + Ivy.
Tepig = Tepid + Pig.
Oshawott = Otter + Wash.

...The last of which was then slung through a mangle.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on November 22, 2010, 06:17:15 PM
Dumbest names yet
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 22, 2010, 06:35:46 PM
Gayest names yet

I agree.  None of the other starters names have sucked until now.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on November 22, 2010, 06:43:33 PM
Gayest names yet

1. Lickylicky

2. I don't agree with your word choice.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on November 22, 2010, 06:44:39 PM
fix'd

also, Lickilicky didn't bother me nearly as much as these half-assed names
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on November 22, 2010, 06:46:34 PM
I think Lickylicky is the most half-assed name ever.

Also, Oshawott is fun to say.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ehra on November 22, 2010, 07:57:59 PM
Lickatung is still the worst name.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 22, 2010, 08:16:57 PM
Thought Snivy was really crap at first. Already got used to it, quite like it now. Oshawott's excellent anyway, still not sure about Tepig. See how it goes.

None of the names are worse than, say, Mr. Mime. Or Palkia.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on November 23, 2010, 12:33:18 AM
These names are surely weird. Not so sure about them being dumb, but they're definitely weird.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 23, 2010, 06:15:53 AM
My current crew as I go through the game.


37 Chaoboo
40 Kokoromori
45 Tabunne
45 Gamegeroge
43 Dredia
41 Tsunbeaa



so far..not much really standing in my way with this bunch....not a single gym leader has posed a problem. This game (more so than HG) seems to be giving away TMs and HMs away like candy.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on November 23, 2010, 07:37:59 AM
Overall, I think the names have been declining since the second generation. Not really a surprise, and I guess the names don't matter all that much.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 23, 2010, 08:28:47 AM
I've been pretty fine with the names so far.  Oshawott gets better when you say it out loud, still not a fan of Snivy.  Sounds like he has a snively nose or something.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on November 23, 2010, 08:43:01 AM
Overall, I think the names have been declining since the second generation. Not really a surprise, and I guess the names don't matter all that much.
Keep in mind that we've all grown up ten years since the second generation.

Bulbasaur is no cleverer than, say, Turtwig - to pick like for like.

The general formula's not changed much. Bulbasaur sounds catchier 'cause we've been brought up with it, and known and loved it for thirteen odd years.

Not to say that they're not declining, either. They'll have done six hundred of 'em before long. But I dunno, I think rumours of their demise are a wee bit exaggerated. There's not a massive gap between contemporary names and the old ones.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 23, 2010, 09:40:19 AM
There's not a massive gap between contemporary names and the old ones.

Agreed.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 25, 2010, 08:20:33 AM
Dream World.


***SIGHHHHHH******

I wish I could read japanese.

It's sort of working...sort of.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on November 25, 2010, 08:59:16 AM
I'm still just waiting until the US version's released :lol

I've no desire to play the game in Japanese
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 25, 2010, 09:11:13 AM
well....I've got the game about 90% or so in engrish but the DreamWorld site is all japanese...so many events, give aways...an arceus for example.....
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 26, 2010, 06:46:05 PM
Well guys, I have a Dragonair.  There has just been so much grinding to this point on my Leaf Green playthrough, and there's going to be even more to get that Dragonair up to a Dragonite.

Team so far:

39 Charizard
38 Vaporeon
36 Nidoking
36 Snorlax
36 Raichu
34 Dragonair

Plus an HM slave Paras.

EDIT: Everyone's close to or over 40 right now.  Caught my Zapdos! :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on November 27, 2010, 10:34:55 PM
You're going to rip the Elite Four all kinds of new ones.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on November 27, 2010, 11:31:30 PM
I always do.  This is the first time I've ever bothered to level up a Dragonite.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on November 28, 2010, 02:11:54 AM
Where did you get the Dratini, anyway? Safari Park or Celadon Arcade?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ħ on November 28, 2010, 05:54:50 PM
Started a pokemon Yellow runthru.  How I missed this game...

I have three goals before B/W comes out.  1) Complete the pokedex with no glitches except the Mew glitch, 2) completely beat pokemon stadium, and 3) complete my dream team:

Jynx
Persian
Rhydon
Zapdos
Starmie
Gengar

The only ones I've ever used are Gengar and Zapdos.  I'm excited to use these somewhat weird pokemon, especially Jynx and Starmie.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Gadough on December 07, 2010, 01:42:31 AM
Dramatic Pokemon Theme Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTQlEmf2cnI
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on December 07, 2010, 06:36:38 AM
Started a pokemon Yellow runthru.  How I missed this game...

I have three goals before B/W comes out.  1) Complete the pokedex with no glitches except the Mew glitch, 2) completely beat pokemon stadium, and 3) complete my dream team:

Jynx
Persian
Rhydon
Zapdos
Starmie
Gengar

The only ones I've ever used are Gengar and Zapdos.  I'm excited to use these somewhat weird pokemon, especially Jynx and Starmie.
That's very cool. I thiiiiiink, every single one of those is considered one of the best of the generation, too.

I take Smogon's league tables with a massive pinch of salt, as I'm not a competitive battler and never plan to be, and their rankings are very dependent upon some quite niche strategies (I have never seen anyone use Stealth Rock), but in Generation I they've got Persian in a higher tier than Dragonite. So you know. It went downhill after that as other pokemon began to fill similar niches, but in Gen I Persian was considered handier to have than a Dragonite. That's damn cool.

Just checked, yeah the rest are all in the same tier. That could be a pretty mean team.

AND. On the subject of your team. Has anyone else ever considered a starterless game? I was thinking of replaying Diamond without a starter, but didn't quite have the heart. Or the strength of conviction. The starter I was planning on putting away just automatically became my strongest Pokemon as I was training up the others I caught to replace it.

Closest I've come is, after I beat Diamond last, I put all my main team away, got a Riolu to level five, and then jetted to New Bark Town to start work on a pokedex. So I ended up playing the game again, but staying in each area long enough to catch each pokemon there, with Riolu as a sort of de-facto starter. Became quite a cool team.

My first ever team on Red was starterless, too, 'cause children are stupid, and I at the time I was one of 'em. I really wanted to do a trade, and all I had was an Ivysaur. Got a Grimer back that wouldn't obey me, to my chagrine. Not that I'd have ever thought "to my chagrine" as a child. Just thrown a tantrum.

Ended up settling on a Drowzee as my lead Pokemon. Eventually a Hypno.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ħ on December 07, 2010, 08:52:57 AM
Started a pokemon Yellow runthru.  How I missed this game...

I have three goals before B/W comes out.  1) Complete the pokedex with no glitches except the Mew glitch, 2) completely beat pokemon stadium, and 3) complete my dream team:

Jynx
Persian
Rhydon
Zapdos
Starmie
Gengar

The only ones I've ever used are Gengar and Zapdos.  I'm excited to use these somewhat weird pokemon, especially Jynx and Starmie.
That's very cool. I thiiiiiink, every single one of those is considered one of the best of the generation, too.

I take Smogon's league tables with a massive pinch of salt, as I'm not a competitive battler and never plan to be, and their rankings are very dependent upon some quite niche strategies (I have never seen anyone use Stealth Rock), but in Generation I they've got Persian in a higher tier than Dragonite. So you know. It went downhill after that as other pokemon began to fill similar niches, but in Gen I Persian was considered handier to have than a Dragonite. That's damn cool.

Just checked, yeah the rest are all in the same tier. That could be a pretty mean team.

AND. On the subject of your team. Has anyone else ever considered a starterless game? I was thinking of replaying Diamond without a starter, but didn't quite have the heart. Or the strength of conviction. The starter I was planning on putting away just automatically became my strongest Pokemon as I was training up the others I caught to replace it.

Closest I've come is, after I beat Diamond last, I put all my main team away, got a Riolu to level five, and then jetted to New Bark Town to start work on a pokedex. So I ended up playing the game again, but staying in each area long enough to catch each pokemon there, with Riolu as a sort of de-facto starter. Became quite a cool team.

My first ever team on Red was starterless, too, 'cause children are stupid, and I at the time I was one of 'em. I really wanted to do a trade, and all I had was an Ivysaur. Got a Grimer back that wouldn't obey me, to my chagrine. Not that I'd have ever thought "to my chagrine" as a child. Just thrown a tantrum.

Ended up settling on a Drowzee as my lead Pokemon. Eventually a Hypno.
Yeah, they are quite good.   :lol  Starmie and Rhydon are pretty much staples in every team.  Persian is great but I think Tauros is better.  Jynx is cool cause of Lovely Kiss, which is much more accurate than something like Hypnosis or Sing.  I will probably end up replacing Zapdos with a Surfing Raichu, but it's gonna be a while til I beat Prime Cup.  And Gengar...I dunno.  Sure he walls other normal types, like Persian...but he is pwned by Earthquake and Psychic, which are really common.  And it's not like there are an extraordinary amount of normals out there to wall.

I think the reason Persian is higher than Dragonite is because Dragonite is owned by Blizzard and Ice Beam.  I think they nerfed Blizzard's accuracy in future generations, but in RBY it's 90.

Personally, I don't really like using starters.  They just aren't cool, and their movepools are usually really bad.

You traded an Ivysaur for a Grimer??  ::)

Hypno's awesome.  Like an Alakazam, but can actually survive physical attacks.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on December 07, 2010, 09:50:25 AM
Yeah. I did. I was possibly eight or nine? Didn't know much about Pokemon. Didn't know you could only catch one Bulbasaur. Didn't know Grimer were common. Gutted.

Gengar's main problem is that its Special stats are twice the size of its physical ones, yet its types are both physical in Gen 1. Not that it can learn any poison attacks bar Toxic anyway. Nor can it deal any ghost-type damage 'cept with Lick, which is puny.

Confuse Ray's ace, though. Plus, it can learn plenty of special attacks, so you know. Thunderbolt'd serve it well - although, perhaps more sensible on Starmie. You'll just have to use a handful of TMs if you want to do anything clever with it, I guess. There's no real counter to psychic types in the first gen anywho. Just grin and bear 'em.

I do agree about starters, to an extent. I don't like how they're such an obvious choice. Almost any given in-game team will have one, which makes them quite predictable. I still do tend to use them throughout the story mode, though. Don't have the heart not to. And they are damn useful.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ħ on December 07, 2010, 07:18:15 PM
And they are damn useful.
As HM whores, yeah.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on December 23, 2010, 03:51:04 PM
Right.

I ACTUALLY have the internet now. And I've tested it so it's not a false alarm this time.

Has anyone got anything interesting they'd like to trade me for a Kecleon with Pokerus?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on December 23, 2010, 03:58:46 PM
I don't, but I finally fixed my flash cart so I can play the DS pokemon games again.  :D

Still gonna wait for the American release of Black and white before I play it though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on December 23, 2010, 08:14:29 PM
ya...I finished it about amonth ago..go tmy free arceus and others in dreamworld...once I realized I couldn't trade between japanese versions and north american ones.....well..that was the end of that...I'll play the american version once it arrives though...it was alot of fun.

I'd love some pokerus...or an exp. share
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Rina on December 24, 2010, 05:36:49 AM
Started a pokemon Yellow runthru.  How I missed this game...

I have three goals before B/W comes out.  1) Complete the pokedex with no glitches except the Mew glitch, 2) completely beat pokemon stadium, and 3) complete my dream team:

Jynx
Persian
Rhydon
Zapdos
Starmie
Gengar

The only ones I've ever used are Gengar and Zapdos.  I'm excited to use these somewhat weird pokemon, especially Jynx and Starmie.

Persian.   :heart

Sounds like a good team!  :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 03, 2011, 05:40:39 AM
Well???

All you Euros should have the official version by now.
And even though it's a euro version we can trade amongst each other so.
Hurry up.
Get on it.!!!!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 03, 2011, 06:27:34 AM
I may be getting White today seeing as my store gets games early so we can have them for the preorders! :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 03, 2011, 06:30:37 AM
I'll be vacationing in florida with the fam next week and my son and I will probably buy actual copies of this one. We're flashcart people but Pokemon games are worth the money.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 03, 2011, 06:43:20 AM
I will have mine on Sunday morning. bright and early. :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 03, 2011, 07:54:47 AM
Nice.
I have all the extra pokes from Ranger Guardian Signs, and the event pokemon for all the extra opening on Black and White. And as Rob can attest, I'm open for trades and such if you've got wi-fi.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 03, 2011, 07:57:51 AM
I ordered White last week, probably won't get it til next weekend though since it's being shipped to my house.

BUT SO PUMPED

Also, can anyone tell me what the scoop is on that gamestop thing? How long does it last? And if I'm using a flash cart can I still do it?  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 03, 2011, 08:11:47 AM
North American Give away at Game Stop for:
Celebi - ends March 6th--international ends march 20th.
Vacinti give away for Black White, ends April 20th I think.

yes they work on your cart.
As long as you're running the corresponding version.
I've already finished Japanese Black with a great engrish patch, played the Dream World, got my level 100 Arceus but nothing from my Japanese version was transferable to any of my North American versions of Heart Gold or Soul Silver. Bummer. So I'll go through it all over again with a North American Black/White, store bought probably and then I can move some of my big guns into that game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 03, 2011, 08:17:26 AM
Cool! What do you do, just go near the perimeter/inside the store and use wireless to get it? Or do you actually have to go to someone that works there so they can enable it?

I kinda want it, but I'm not sure if it's worth the hassle to go.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 03, 2011, 09:01:17 AM
Exactly what you said:
you just walk near the store...stand outside etc etc..and go receive gift from wi-fi, but not nintendo wi-fi I think.

With the Toys r Us pikachu we didn't need to even go in the store.

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on March 03, 2011, 09:43:05 AM
Well???

All you Euros should have the official version by now.
And even though it's a euro version we can trade amongst each other so.
Hurry up.
Get on it.!!!!
Tomorrow it is, I believe.

Going to get mine at midday. Very excited. Although my quest to finish Pokemon Diamond before I get Pokemon White is not happening. Still at four badges, and I've got a lot of work to do this evening. Not gonna finish the game in one night. It was a good stab, though.

I WANT MY OSHAWOTT.



(Also, getting a bit confused about the two simultaneous Pokemon threads. Have been for a while - I thought "v. Black and White" was included to give the second thread a name. Is it actually meant to be a separate thread for Black and White? Think we've just got two conversations going on at once, essentially - would a mod be able to merge them? And then create a new one if the resultant thread is enormous. Which it probably is.)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 03, 2011, 09:48:03 AM
im getting my celebi tomorow nigght through HG. cant wait :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 03, 2011, 09:49:02 AM
3 more days. :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on March 03, 2011, 11:33:00 AM
im getting my celebi tomorow nigght through HG. cant wait :)

You can also get one on Platinum.  So I now have two legit Celebis, one of which is already EV trained and battle-ready.  The other one hasn't given me a good nature or IVs yet.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 03, 2011, 05:36:52 PM
Before getting Black my goal was to beat the Elite 4 in Diamond.

I'm about to face them with Lv. 60...

Gyarados
Dialga
Torterra
Gengar
Golem
Medicham
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on March 03, 2011, 05:49:12 PM
Good luck! That looks like a well balanced team. Should nail them.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: toro on March 03, 2011, 05:59:05 PM
Be careful with the lvl 66 Garchomp, that shit rapes.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 03, 2011, 06:00:25 PM
Medicham (with addition of Rock Slide) and Torterra (with Sunny Day + Solarbeem) took care of the first two trainers single handedly.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on March 03, 2011, 06:01:14 PM
Hurrah! I imagine Rock Slide would be pretty cool on a Medicham. What are your movesets?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 03, 2011, 06:11:25 PM
Got it.

(https://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7840/snapshot20110303.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 03, 2011, 06:21:22 PM
Hurrah! I imagine Rock Slide would be pretty cool on a Medicham. What are your movesets?

Hi Jump Kick, Drain Punch, Psychic and Rock Slide on him.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 03, 2011, 06:23:49 PM
OH GOD WHICH STARTER SHOULD I CHOOSE
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: skydivingninja on March 03, 2011, 06:25:19 PM
OSHAWOTT OSHAWOTT OSHAWOTT

btw Nick, make sure you have an ice move for Cynthia's Garchomp, otherwise you're as good as dead.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 03, 2011, 06:25:48 PM
Be careful with the lvl 66 Garchomp, that shit rapes.

When your Gyarados knows Avalanche, and Garchomp strikes first, he becomes a one move finish.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 03, 2011, 07:25:56 PM
Went to Gamestop, tried to do the mystery gift thing, didn't work. :p

Oh well, I could always get one another way I suppose.  :angel:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 03, 2011, 07:35:46 PM
I plan on picking up my Black on Sunday, handing my DSi to them, and going MAKE THIS WORK.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 03, 2011, 07:37:54 PM
Went to Gamestop, tried to do the mystery gift thing, didn't work. :p

Oh well, I could always get one another way I suppose.  :angel:

Didn't work?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Genowyn on March 03, 2011, 08:17:52 PM
I can't decide if I want to play male or female.

On one hand, I'm a guy, so there's that.

On the other, the female character looks a lot cooler and the male character is painfully generic.

On yet another hand, I'm told the female character does not have a backpack but instead has a series of purses, and that would make me break my DS in half.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 03, 2011, 08:23:07 PM
:lol Yeah, guy it is.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 04, 2011, 05:18:44 AM
Went to Gamestop, tried to do the mystery gift thing, didn't work. :p

Oh well, I could always get one another way I suppose.  :angel:

Really?
Did you go in and ask if they were running it?
They have to have a DS going in store broadcasting the give away. If teenager A. behind the counter didn't turn it on...then that might have been your problem. They dont' care if you're running a flash cart.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 04, 2011, 05:29:04 PM
Ah ok. No, I didn't go in and ask, I just tried in the parking lot but it wasn't working.

I might go back before the event is over and try again... I'm just lazy and don't feel like going in the store.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on March 04, 2011, 07:03:11 PM
I posted this in the other Pokemang thread, but it's something I want you guys to see.  :heart



(https://n30cramanc3r.ohdemit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/MoitvationalPokemon-catch-rate.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 04, 2011, 10:09:56 PM
lol.

Just beat the first gym in White. The story is pretty cool so far, and I'm liking all the new Pokemon, although I'm already having a bit of trouble leveling. (not really enough shit to level on)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: robwebster on March 05, 2011, 10:23:23 AM
Yep, digging mine right now. Just beat the fifth gym, and got myself quite badly bruised in the Chargestone Cave.

Currently got Dewott, Venipede, Lilligant, Scraggy, Solosis and Archen as a team. Just caught a Joltik, and I've also got Sigilyph, Pansear, Pansage, Panpour and Victini taking up box space, which are sort of the "B-Team" - although I've not been using Victini, 'cause although it's totally legitimate, its stats are far too high. Would make the game too much of a cakewalk, so I've chosen to keep it to one side.

Highest level is Lillgant, which is turning out to be a surprise hero. Only caught it because it leapt out of the long grass at me, already fully evolved, and I'm really liking it. Does mean that it's not got any pre-evo moves, but Mega Drain / Leech Seed / Quiver Dance / Synthesis is pretty good as is.

Loving this game. They've corrected everything that was a bit "off," and the entire thing feels so fresh. The whole game feels "slick." Perfectly balanced, streamlined, never drags, the plot's thicker and the characters less like caricatures. (Looking at you, Barry from Diamond and Pearl).Liking how everything evolves a lot later, too. Feels like the pre-evos get a lot of time to shine, as opposed to being just a minor hurdle that a Pokemon has to jump. Evolution's an event, now. Very, very strong game. Can't believe I've already got five badges, though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 05, 2011, 10:28:06 AM
I want to get either black or white, but I'm making myself finish platinum first before I even think of getting one of them  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 05, 2011, 10:33:41 AM
OK we really need to just have one thread.  :lol I'm gonna PM a mod and get the other one locked.

I got Celebi a few minutes ago... had a conversation with the guy at the counter about my awesome Yoshi skin on my DS.  :lol

I preordered White, but I won't get to play it til next weekend sadly.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 05, 2011, 10:43:25 AM
How do events like that work?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 05, 2011, 10:45:29 AM
Gamestop gets special event cartridges that have Celebi on it. They have that DS running with the event cartridge going, and you just go in, select Mystery Gift from the game menu, and you get Celebi.

Tomorrow is the last day they are running it though, so if you want it I'd go soon.

It only took me two seconds, so if you live close enough to a Gamestop it is definitely worth it.

EDIT - Also, if you don't already have mystery gift unlocked, its simple (but really stupid... why would they make it a hidden feature like that?)
https://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_get_the_mystery_gift_in_Pokemon_Diamond_or_Pokemon_Pearl_on_your_selection_screen_after_the_title_page
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 05, 2011, 10:49:04 AM
Oh yeah, there's one really close to where I live. So I just connect with that DS via wi-fi with my DS or something? I've never used wi-fi on this thing before  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 05, 2011, 10:51:31 AM
Yup! I never done it before either but it was pretty simple. You just go to Mystery Gift, then Receive gift... I think the next option is "Connect via Wireless" and you get Celebi just like that. Then whenever you want, go to any Pokemon Mart with a space open in your party and you get a lvl 50 Celebi, which you can trade to Black/White later if you want another exclusive pokemon.  :tup I didn't even have to configure the wi-fi or anything, it automatically connected.

And to unlock Mystery Gift (incase you missed it in the last post): https://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_get_the_mystery_gift_in_Pokemon_Diamond_or_Pokemon_Pearl_on_your_selection_screen_after_the_title_page
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 05, 2011, 11:16:50 AM
Got my Celebi. Has an 'Adamant' nature, whatever that means
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 05, 2011, 11:27:40 AM
This time tomorrow, I'll have Black. :D :hat
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 05, 2011, 01:38:47 PM
I'm about to go out to get my Celebi.

Does anybody want to help me evolve my Graveler?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 05, 2011, 01:40:24 PM
I can once I get to the point in black where I can trade.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 05, 2011, 01:41:22 PM
Oh, forgot to mention I don't have B/W yet, and I'm playing through Diamond again. :p
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 05, 2011, 01:51:58 PM
I can help you tomorrow if no one else has by that point, but I'm about to leave for a show now.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 05, 2011, 03:13:54 PM
Cool. I can't remember if you need my code or not, but it's 3885-5803-6816-8000
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Volk9 on March 05, 2011, 05:44:46 PM
I feel dumb. I thought that today was the 6th (I dont know why...), so I traded in some games so I could get White.

Good news: I expected maybe $20 at most from my trades, but ended up with $46.


Bad news: It's not the 6th :sadpanda:

But I pre-ordered and I'll pick it up tmrw :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 05, 2011, 05:47:08 PM
I still have a $25 gift card for gamestop from hanukkah, so that'll be going towards black and white :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 05, 2011, 08:07:36 PM
Alright, now I have a Graveler AND a Haunter.

COME ON GUYS I'D HELP YOU EVOLVE YOUR POKEMANS.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 05, 2011, 08:17:12 PM
And I'd help, but fucking Diamond doesn't support WPA.

I have Golem and Gengar, they fuck shit up. Especially Gengar who has the best move set I've ever had on any pokemon in any game ever.

Gengar (Posion/Ghost)
Hypnosis (Psychic)
Dream Eater (Psychic 100/100)
Shadow Ball (Ghost 80/100)
Sludge Bomb (Poison 90/100)

And of course all of those are special attacks, which Gengar has a huge preference to.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 05, 2011, 08:18:17 PM
It's cool. I've gotten Harry to do it.

EDIT: Nevermind. His DS won't work with it either.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 05, 2011, 09:15:08 PM
It's cool. I've gotten Harry to do it.

EDIT: Nevermind. His DS won't work with it either.
I just got my DS setup for wifi earlier, so I can help if you still need it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 05, 2011, 09:24:30 PM
Sweet. Let's do it. Friend code?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 05, 2011, 09:26:00 PM
1678 2944 6714
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 05, 2011, 09:30:12 PM
3885-5803-6816-8000

Is there only supposed to be 3 sets of 4?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 05, 2011, 09:31:51 PM
Thats the code it gives me in the "Pal Pad", where are you getting yours from? I'm on HeartGold by the way
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 05, 2011, 09:33:44 PM
Hm...okay. How do you get to the Pal Pad?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 05, 2011, 09:35:25 PM
Its just an item in the Key Items bag :lol

Do you have msn messenger or something? That would probably make this easier.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 05, 2011, 09:35:56 PM
Yeah. Name's the same as here. ultimetalhead@gmail.com

A-HA! Found it. Haven't played this game in about 2 years. Had to have my memory jogged.

0302 1291 3902

EDIT: YAY I HAZ GENGAR AND GOLEM THANKS EDAN WOOT
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 05, 2011, 10:08:55 PM
Any time! :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 05, 2011, 10:16:37 PM
I is going to bed. When I awake I will go and get Black, and Celebi.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Genowyn on March 06, 2011, 07:39:12 AM
Just got my game :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Kosmo on March 06, 2011, 07:42:04 AM
The new pokemons look rather silly. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: faemir on March 06, 2011, 07:58:01 AM
I picked up White at 2am on launch day, and it's my first pokémon game.

needless to say it's amazing.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2011, 07:59:45 AM
Making some other stops before my store opens, but leaving now, will be coming home with Black!  :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 06, 2011, 08:09:08 AM
I forgot I wasn't coming home til tomorrow. So it's gonna have to wait til tomorrow :(

Oh well... I'M STILL PUMPED THOUGH AAAAAAAA!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 06, 2011, 08:52:10 AM
I've had White for almost half a week already, but I'm really excited for all you guys that are getting it!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 06, 2011, 08:54:20 AM
I have to wait until Thursday.  :lol

DAMN YOU AMAZON

But it's ok because I only had to pay 25 dollars for it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 06, 2011, 09:49:18 AM
I have to wait until Thursday.  :lol

DAMN YOU AMAZON

But it's ok because I only had to pay 25 dollars for it.

I payed even less (TO EVEN LESS TO EVEN LESS) AND I got it on Thursday!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 06, 2011, 09:52:55 AM
I have to wait until Thursday.  :lol

DAMN YOU AMAZON

But it's ok because I only had to pay 25 dollars for it.

I payed even less (TO EVEN LESS TO EVEN LESS) AND I got it on Thursday!

YEAH WELL

I GOT A CELEBI WHATS POPPIN
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 06, 2011, 10:55:58 AM
So, my Diamond team is kicking everything's ass right now. Empoleon, Staraptor, Gengar, Ponyta (soon to be Rapidash), Golem, and Luxray.

The only types I'm really missing are grass and psychic, and I've got a lovely Celebi waiting for when I need one.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 06, 2011, 11:48:17 AM
BRO you wanna trade with me? I think I might need to evolve a Graveler too.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 06, 2011, 12:25:26 PM
Sure. Send me your friend code and we can set it up.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 06, 2011, 12:29:09 PM
Hey everyone! Post your Black and White friend codes... I'll compile a list in the first post and maybe we can do battles and what not. I don't have mine but we might as well start it now since the game came out today.

My Pokemon Diamond friendcode:
4254 7933 3194
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 06, 2011, 12:44:42 PM
Alright. I've got you registered. My code is posted a few posts up.

Here it is again though: 0302 1291 3902
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on March 06, 2011, 12:45:38 PM
Still thinking about getting the Black Version.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 06, 2011, 12:51:51 PM
You wanna do the trade now?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 06, 2011, 12:52:15 PM
Sure. Let's go.

Do you have MSN? Edan did and it made this so much easier.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 06, 2011, 12:58:48 PM
Sure. Let's go.

Do you have MSN? Edan did and it made this so much easier.

No but I'll go download it real quick.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 06, 2011, 01:01:10 PM
Alrighty. My name's ultimetalhead@gmail.com
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2011, 01:19:00 PM
So I ended up starting with Tepig. Before any evolutions, who wants to trade back and forth with the other starters and for Panpear/Panpour/Pansage?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 06, 2011, 01:33:54 PM
My username is zbomber @ gmaildotcom

ALSO DAMN IT I WANT WHITE!!!!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 06, 2011, 01:41:22 PM
It won't let me add you for some reason.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2011, 01:41:56 PM
I added you UMH, waiting for you to accept.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 06, 2011, 01:45:33 PM
BLAR

Did you get an invitation? I sent one.

I'm tired and I gotta head back to school in a bit so if we don't get to it now we can do it some other time.

EDIT - There we go!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 06, 2011, 02:15:42 PM
Able to voice chat over the DS when trading pokemon = mind blown.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2011, 02:49:19 PM
3739 8832 5539 is my friend code. :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 06, 2011, 03:03:02 PM
Apparently I can't play online because I don't have a WEP security encryption. :(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 06, 2011, 05:17:47 PM
Apparently I can't play online because I don't have a WEP security encryption. :(
Yeah I had to change my router's settings to get online  :\

Also I gave in and bought White today, even though I barely have the time to play it. Oh well :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2011, 06:44:12 PM
Make sure you post your friend code up as soon as you get to that point. My Tepig is already at lv 17 and I want to trade him around with peeps before he goes up too much further, I want to evolve that mofo!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2011, 08:48:39 PM
Screw it, first time for everything.

I didn't really like any of the starters in Black/White, and I will now be abandoning mine.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Volk9 on March 06, 2011, 08:52:56 PM
I actually love Snivy. I could care less about the others (plus it'll be my first grass starter, so time for new things :tup)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 06, 2011, 08:58:07 PM
Before you abandon it you should trade it to someone so they could use it :P
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2011, 09:02:01 PM
Before you abandon it you should trade it to someone so they could use it :P

Well I'll trade it around and eventually level it up for evolution and further trading, but I'm not using it to complete the quest.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 06, 2011, 09:31:31 PM
So who chose who? I"m leaning towards Snivy but may choose Oshawott as well
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2011, 09:33:36 PM
I'd go with Oshawott, but it's up to you.

And don't forget to add my friend code when you get to that point!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 07, 2011, 12:09:42 AM
I went with Tepig because I always choose fire and I fear change
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 07, 2011, 05:34:12 AM
Hmmm should I post my Heart Gold friend code, or my Black/White friend code.....decisions.

I think I'll put both up, I have all those legendaries to trade away....I got my event Zoroark on my Japanese Black yesterday. So cool...can't wait to have that come down the pipe on the north american version. I think I may buy the white though. (spoiler below)




























You get the opposite coloured legendary depending on your version. The white legendary you catch near the end of Black...Reshiram I think it was called, was fairly weak.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Chino on March 07, 2011, 09:16:09 AM
I no longer have a working DS so I can't buy either version of this game. But I have had Black on my PC for like 6 weeks now. The only downside is that it is in Japanese and I haven't gotten passed the first gym yet.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 07, 2011, 09:26:21 AM
Someone should update teh OP with various friend codes
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 07, 2011, 09:27:25 AM
too bad the trades dont' work from DS to pc...I'd trade you ALL of my big ones from teh Japanese version I have. I don't need them. I can't get them to the North American versions of any of my games.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 07, 2011, 02:58:41 PM
I has Black and White :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 07, 2011, 03:46:59 PM
Someone should update teh OP with various friend codes
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 07, 2011, 04:02:22 PM
I'll do that now.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 07, 2011, 04:04:58 PM
Apparently Nick is the only one who posted his so far.  :lol

My version of White arrived at my house today, and my dad might drop it off tomorrow... but I won't really be able to play it much until Thursday because I have a bajillion tests this week.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 07, 2011, 04:32:05 PM
Heart Gold Friend Code - 3696 7491 1346
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 08, 2011, 05:38:00 AM
My White Friend Code - 0303 9127 2472
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Volk9 on March 08, 2011, 08:36:46 AM
My White Friend Code - 0303 9127 2472

(https://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk128/ima__ninja_/oddoneout.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Chino on March 08, 2011, 08:37:51 AM
(https://www.rebware.com/gif.thats_racist.gif)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 08, 2011, 11:15:07 AM
I'm adding you Edan, who did you start with?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 08, 2011, 11:39:51 AM
I want to get this game and be friends with everyone, and I totes will if someone tells me how I can temporarily disable the security on my router so I can play with you people. I've tried and I can't figure it out.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 08, 2011, 11:45:48 AM
I want to get this game and be friends with everyone, and I totes will if someone tells me how I can temporarily disable the security on my router so I can play with you people. I've tried and I can't figure it out.

I don't know shit about shit, but have you tried entering your ip address into your browser? I think that will give you your router settings
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on March 08, 2011, 11:54:58 AM
I want to exchange friend codes with you guys, but DS's can't get on our campus wireless.  :sad:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 08, 2011, 11:57:46 AM
I want to get this game and be friends with everyone, and I totes will if someone tells me how I can temporarily disable the security on my router so I can play with you people. I've tried and I can't figure it out.

I don't know shit about shit, but have you tried entering your ip address into your browser? I think that will give you your router settings

that's a shit idea

you're shit
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 08, 2011, 12:05:31 PM
I know.

:(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 08, 2011, 01:37:28 PM
My White Friend Code - 0303 9127 2472

(https://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk128/ima__ninja_/oddoneout.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mmBw3uzPnJI/S_5Hh7yhwoI/AAAAAAABSh8/kp9juAdRoT4/s1600/Haters_Gonna_Hate_16.jpg)

I'm adding you Edan, who did you start with?
Tepig, who is now a Pignite. I just got to the third gym by the way, my team is all around level 15-20. Castelia City is pretty epic.

I want to get this game and be friends with everyone, and I totes will if someone tells me how I can temporarily disable the security on my router so I can play with you people. I've tried and I can't figure it out.
I dunno if you got it yet, but open up a command prompt (type cmd in the run window on the start menu) and type in ipconfig. Get the "Default Gateway" address and enter it into your web browser's address bar (the address is usually something like 192.168.0.1). Look around on this page for the wireless security settings and you should be able to change it. For DS to connect it needs to be a 128-bit WEP encryption.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 08, 2011, 01:41:09 PM
I found the router settings page pretty easily a while ago, but it's asking for a password I don't have.

Ugh, screw this. And I can't really get onto campus or restaurant wireless because I think I would need a browser to get past the landing page to connect.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 08, 2011, 01:42:13 PM
If you've never set up a password, try admin/admin, or admin/blank (no password).
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 08, 2011, 01:44:26 PM
Dammit, same starter as me, not very helpful!

Though you might have one or two I don't, do you have Throh? Could trade up for a Sawk.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 08, 2011, 01:54:25 PM
Dammit, same starter as me, not very helpful!

Though you might have one or two I don't, do you have Throh? Could trade up for a Sawk.
Didn't catch one, but I can go back and look for it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 08, 2011, 02:14:05 PM
Ok I got a Throh.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 08, 2011, 05:13:20 PM
If you've never set up a password, try admin/admin, or admin/blank (no password).

This, and if it isn't one of those google your router name and it should tell you the default password.

Otherwise, go kick your mom in the balls and demand that she gives you the password to the router and her credit card.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 08, 2011, 05:23:43 PM
I got on the router page and it didn't give me any options to switch the connection type.

ahhh well
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 08, 2011, 05:29:04 PM
Curious, what kind of router are you using?

Also my Pokemon White came yesterday. My dad offered to drop it off today, but I have three huge tests in the next two days, so I decided to just wait until Thursday when I go home for spring break.  :lol I can't use the internet of my DS here anyways.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 08, 2011, 06:30:48 PM
Did anyone get pokemon black? Geez  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 08, 2011, 06:47:16 PM
Edan, will you be around 11:30-12ish est tonight? If so we can do it then.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Edan the Man on March 08, 2011, 06:49:29 PM
Nope, I work overnight 10-7, gonna have to wait until tomorrow  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 08, 2011, 06:56:31 PM
Curious, what kind of router are you using?

oops, didn't see this. Belkin is the brand.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 08, 2011, 07:01:22 PM
Curious, what kind of router are you using?

oops, didn't see this. Belkin is the brand.

Try getting a better router

!!!!!!


HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

No but really, I have never heard of it, sorry.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Implode on March 08, 2011, 07:55:40 PM
Did anyone get pokemon black? Geez  :lol

Me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 08, 2011, 08:02:21 PM
I got both, as is my custom
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: ZBomber on March 08, 2011, 08:03:11 PM
I'll probably get both eventually, but I only had enough for one at the moment and I like the legendary in White better.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 08, 2011, 11:15:26 PM
I think I would choose the grass type for a starter.

As for why, I'll be completely honest. It's because that lizard looks like he wants to fuck the PANTS off me, and that kind of confidence can only be found in a WINNER.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 09, 2011, 05:59:34 AM
Just what Nintendo had in mind when they designed that particular pokemon, I'm sure.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Volk9 on March 09, 2011, 08:53:48 AM
(https://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc411/Maffiline/Snivy%20-%20Haters%20Gunna%20Hate/excalibur_snivy_by_harijizo-d34avnz-1.jpg)


(https://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac14/daxbat09/animals%20and%20people/legal_the_snivy.jpg)


(https://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx355/Bestow3000/41654_100001135359267_2308593_n.jpg)


I love this guy
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 09, 2011, 09:07:51 AM
:lol I made that my profile picture on facebook

I fucking love Snivy. So glad I picked him
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: tri.ad on March 09, 2011, 09:56:39 AM
Is it any good?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: sonatafanica on March 09, 2011, 10:25:26 AM
Alright, I've almost got it all figured out with this https://connectify.me/

But it wont let me make a WEP encrypted access point, which it SAYS it supports and tells me that my laptop supports.


I'm going to kill everything.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 09, 2011, 10:51:34 AM
Do you get one of the errors on your DS, one of teh 73101 type errors?

The issue I had, and I have WEP encryption, was easily solved by manually changing the wi-fi settings on my DS. I had to IPCONFIG from my start-DOS prompt. That gave me all the info I needed to manually fill in on the DS. DNS Primary, and all those long three digit sets. The critical part (and I got this from Nintendo) was making sure my DS wasn't automatically assigning all those values especially the IP. From the IPCONFIG screen I took the IP address from my pc (a desktop that was hooked to my wireless router) and added a 10 value to the last three digits. So if my IP address on the IP CONFIG screen was 198.255.255.030 when I put it into the DS's wi-fi settings screen I entered it 198.255.255.040   and for every successive DS I hooked up in my house (three or four total with various generations of machines) I would add another 10 to those final three numbers.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Volk9 on March 09, 2011, 11:30:24 AM
:lol I made that my profile picture on facebook

I fucking love Snivy. So glad I picked him

This and he is now my DTF avatar, lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 09, 2011, 11:39:56 AM
Black: 0089 1664 3128
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: Nick on March 09, 2011, 11:41:19 AM
Who did you start with Will?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 09, 2011, 04:42:37 PM
Oshawott. Hardcore
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 10, 2011, 06:16:47 AM
White Friend code:

3310 3811 9053
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 07:38:38 AM
I GET TO PLAY WHITE TODAY! :caffeine:

But first I have to survive one more class and another test. And poopy diarrhea.

Well, maybe not the latter but I just wanted to make it sound harder than it is.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 10, 2011, 07:53:06 AM
My network type in my apartment doesn't support Nintendo WiFi on my DS :(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 10, 2011, 08:44:41 AM
Just bought Black yesterday.  Passed the first gym, trying to find a Blitzle on route 3.  So far Oshawott, Pansear, and Munna are kicking ass and taking names. 

Already I really like how:
-the battle screen has finally improved beyond "Your pokemon stay still and bounce or something when they attack."
-The overworld is more 3-D than usual.
-All new pokemon.  This is a great idea.
-The question that NO ONE HAS EVER THOUGHT TO ASK IN A POKEMON GAME BEFORE: Are they really happy with us forcing them into slavery and battling for our own amusement?  Of course, I have a feeling it'll be resolved with "nice trainers do this to form bonds with pokemon!" and it'll be all right.  That and Team Plasma are already proving themselves to be massive dicks despite their noble intentions.

However, I have already found myself grinding endlessly.  That's to be expected at this point.  Just wait until endgame content Matt...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2011, 08:53:30 AM
White Friend code:

3310 3811 9053

Sweet, I'll register you. :D

When will you be around playing next?

My network type in my apartment doesn't support Nintendo WiFi on my DS :(

This makes me a saaaaad panda. :(

-The question that NO ONE HAS EVER THOUGHT TO ASK IN A POKEMON GAME BEFORE: Are they really happy with us forcing them into slavery and battling for our own amusement?  Of course, I have a feeling it'll be resolved with "nice trainers do this to form bonds with pokemon!" and it'll be all right.  That and Team Plasma are already proving themselves to be massive dicks despite their noble intentions.

Who cares what the bitches want? The bitches don't know what they're talking about, they need to be told what to do and bring home the bacon for daddy. Stupid bitches better not disrespect or they'll never be let out of their ball.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 10, 2011, 09:32:02 AM
GUYS

MY ENTIRE TEAM HAS POKERUS RIGHT NOW

HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHIT
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 09:44:59 AM
GIVE ME YOUR POKE AIDS

NOW
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 10, 2011, 10:09:00 AM
IF MY SCHOOL'S INTERNET WASN'T SO STUPID MAYBE I WOULD.

EDIT: Actually, I think my Nintendo wi-fi USB stick is at home.  I'll try and see if I can get it working today when I go back.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 10, 2011, 11:01:14 AM
Nintendo wi-fi USB

what what is this what
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 10, 2011, 11:04:58 AM
It kinda looks like a flash drive.  Its supposed to be able to get you onto Nintendo Wi-Fi.  https://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=95704&currency=USD&catalogId=10001&tranId=0&lastAction=setCurr&storeId=10001&languageId=-1&categoryId=11157&ddkey=http:SetCurrencyPreference

Only place to get it is used now.

And now I've just caught a Sawk.  I am a very happy man who's about to take down the second gym!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 10, 2011, 11:06:39 AM
Oh, so I can use that for my DS even with my WPA encryption?

It's looking more and more likely that I will get this game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 10, 2011, 11:07:13 AM
Hurry and put an infected Pokemon in the PC! Save it for us!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 10, 2011, 11:08:11 AM
Oh, so I can use that for my DS even with my WPA encryption?

It's looking more and more likely that I will get this game.

Yeah.  Bought mine used from Amazon because my Internet is just TOO awesome.

@Implode, I've put in four so far.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2011, 11:28:36 AM
Got a Victini, named it Winning!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 10, 2011, 12:18:52 PM
Just bought Black yesterday.  Passed the first gym, trying to find a Blitzle on route 3.  So far Oshawott, Pansear, and Munna are kicking ass and taking names. 

Already I really like how:
-the battle screen has finally improved beyond "Your pokemon stay still and bounce or something when they attack."
-The overworld is more 3-D than usual.
-All new pokemon.  This is a great idea.
-The question that NO ONE HAS EVER THOUGHT TO ASK IN A POKEMON GAME BEFORE: Are they really happy with us forcing them into slavery and battling for our own amusement?  Of course, I have a feeling it'll be resolved with "nice trainers do this to form bonds with pokemon!" and it'll be all right.  That and Team Plasma are already proving themselves to be massive dicks despite their noble intentions.

However, I have already found myself grinding endlessly.  That's to be expected at this point.  Just wait until endgame content Matt...
Yep, love every single detail that you've picked up on. All new pokemon was a perfect idea. I want the next region to be based in Europe, and go 100% brand new again. (England would be ideal thanks please Game Freak thanks.) This is absolutely the single best Pokemon game. Everything that could've been bettered has been bettered, and everything that was perhaps starting to get formulaic is exciting-once-more. It feels truly brand new, for the first time since Red and Blue.

Endgame content, however, is the only thing that's disappointed me. Finished the game a little while ago, and it all gets a bit... flimsy, after the credits roll. There's not much worth doing. Getting an unbreakable Ice Beam TM is nice, and there are a handful of legendaries, but I'm kind of just sat around kicking my heels, a bit.

Oh, and it turns out that some of the old-school pokemon were hiding in Unova all along, which totally undermines the concept of all the Pokemon being new and the region being this massive new frontier. Some of them make sense - you can get Kabuto fossils and resurrect them for instance, and there'll eventually be a dream world, so I'm not against the idea of being able to use old school pokemon. It's just the fact that it makes no sense, and really saps away the charm of how wonderful and new everything was. And, on that note, why - if wild Drifblim have been native to one of the routes in eastern Unova all this time - are they not in the Unova Pokedex? I love Drifblim - it's one of my favourite pokemon - but it's got no business being in Unova whatsoever.

Everything else is perfect, though. 10/10 for the plot. Closer to a five for the aftermath. Maybe even four if I'm being harsh. There's nothing wrong with it, though. Just a tad on the barren side, and not entirely sensibly thought out.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 10, 2011, 12:23:47 PM
tbh I'm glad that you can get other pokemon after the game ends so you can trade your super amazing skullfuckers from DPPt to BW.

As for TMs being reusable, what's really the point of HMs now?  They can be used outside of battle, but they're harder to forget?  Might as well just make them TMs. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2011, 12:27:26 PM
I'm guessing the main reason is so they are compatible with old games or something.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 10, 2011, 12:28:06 PM
The names never really made sense anyway lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 10, 2011, 12:38:29 PM
tbh I'm glad that you can get other pokemon after the game ends so you can trade your super amazing skullfuckers from DPPt to BW.

As for TMs being reusable, what's really the point of HMs now?  They can be used outside of battle, but they're harder to forget?  Might as well just make them TMs. 
I'm glad you can get them... but I think it's awful that they're available in the wild, and totally takes away from the charm of the world they were building.

A safari zone would make sense, as they could've been imported from other regions. There are certain locations in the game that do make sense, as there's backstory to how the pokemon at a particular landmark arrived in Unova in the first place. The Dream World makes sense as the pokemon you can catch through that are hallucinations that are made corporeal. But a Drifblim on Route Somethingorother just plain shouldn't be there. There's a whole cave full of Graveler and Golbat for no reason whatsoever, too.

The point of HMs is to prevent you from accidentally getting yourself stuck. If you were to level up on an island in the middle of the sea, and accidentally deleted Surf in order to make way for the new move, you could be stuck on that island forever and have to restart the game if you didn't have the HM. (Which is possible, through trading etc.)

Dig, Flash, Teleport, Rock Smash, etc. have been designed never to be 100% essential, however (and I don't think Rock Smash is even a field move any more), so they're left deletable.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2011, 01:10:45 PM
Okay people, I NEED to trade around starters so I can up my Tepig, who has Snivy or Oshawott and wants to do some trading tonight? I'll also be around for you Edan if you're available.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 10, 2011, 01:33:49 PM
I've got both, but I don't know if my internet connection works on campus. Don't think it does. I can download Mystery Gifts but can't do Random Matchup, for instance, so I probably won't be much help. If you still need 'em by the time I'm back home (which I am a lot of weekends) I can send them across, though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 01:54:59 PM
Without spoiling the game, how long does it take to get your friend code in the game? Like after 1st gym, 2nd gym, etc?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on March 10, 2011, 01:55:52 PM
 :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda:
I want the game so bad, but I'm poor.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 10, 2011, 01:57:27 PM
:sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda:
I want the game so bad, but I'm poor.

Dude, get a student loan. Seriously. It's like free money that you don't have to pay back until you're old!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 01:58:50 PM
I'm never gonna be old so I wouldn't ever have to even pay that shit off! Thanks for the tip Chris!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 10, 2011, 01:59:07 PM
Without spoiling the game, how long does it take to get your friend code in the game? Like after 1st gym, 2nd gym, etc?
Not too long. I seem to remember it being after visiting a place called the dream yard - which I think you go to before the first gym, though it could plausibly have been just after.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 02:00:43 PM
Without spoiling the game, how long does it take to get your friend code in the game? Like after 1st gym, 2nd gym, etc?
Not too long. I seem to remember it being after visiting a place called the dream yard - which I think you go to before the first gym, though it could plausibly have been just after.

Cool, thanks! I'll be starting my game in like an hour, so I'd say I'll have my friend code by sometime tomorrow then. :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on March 10, 2011, 02:28:11 PM
:sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda:
I want the game so bad, but I'm poor.

Dude, get a student loan. Seriously. It's like free money that you don't have to pay back until you're old!
Imposiburu, the student loans here are a pain in the ass to get, you need to be a perfect A student and the process to get it is really slow.
I think im going to trade some PS3 games for it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 10, 2011, 02:38:16 PM
Without spoiling the game, how long does it take to get your friend code in the game? Like after 1st gym, 2nd gym, etc?
Not too long. I seem to remember it being after visiting a place called the dream yard - which I think you go to before the first gym, though it could plausibly have been just after.


It is just after. Just after the first gym, you get the Pokégear stuff or whatever.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 03:29:28 PM
OH GOD


IT'S HERE
(https://i.imgur.com/JzjoB.jpg)

Sorry guys, I need to go make sweet sweet love to my new bride for the next few hours.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 04:05:48 PM
Only played through for a minute so far but I have to say the resolution of the game on the original DS kinda bugs me. It seems like the game was catered to the newer DS models, so I lost out on that.  :lol

Also I chose Tepig as my starter, just because I usually go with the fire pokemon (except in Diamond).
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 10, 2011, 04:09:39 PM
Only played through for a minute so far but I have to say the resolution of the game on the original DS kinda bugs me. It seems like the game was catered to the newer DS models, so I lost out on that.  :lol
This is a very minor point, but regarding the original DS, you know how most pokemon have one strong stat and one weak stat? And the strong one's in red, whereas the weak one's in blue?

The screen on my big-and-chunky DS is too dark for me to discern the shade of blue that denotes the weak stat from the normal blue of all the other stats. Tiny thing, mainly attributable to my own outdated tech, but a little irritating.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 10, 2011, 04:53:28 PM
I just got to Castelia City.



 :omg:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2011, 04:56:38 PM
And you are yet to post a friend code, change that!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 10, 2011, 04:57:03 PM
I feel like it's harder to level up in this game than in previous games
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 10, 2011, 05:00:38 PM
Only place to get it is used now.

Holy shit, I just looked on Amazon and it's $100 used. Is this a supply and demand thing or were they originally near that price? Seems outrageous to me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 10, 2011, 05:02:21 PM
And you are yet to post a friend code, change that!

I said earlier that I can't connect to campus internet with my DS. I'll be home either Sunday or Monday for Spring break, so I'll post it then.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 05:07:55 PM
wat

Amazon still has new copies available... $35, and you get a 10 dollar voucher for use on amazon.com.
https://www.amazon.com/Pokemon-White-Version-Nintendo-DS/dp/B004EVWYYG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1299802007&sr=8-2
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 10, 2011, 05:28:39 PM
I was talking about the nintendo usb wifi thing



and I just bought White

it is in my hands now
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2011, 05:29:07 PM
Hmm, I may be getting White a little sooner than I had thought...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 05:30:21 PM
I know right? Thats such a good deal. I'm tempted to buy black even though I won't need it for a long time.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 10, 2011, 05:41:01 PM
Yeah... uh.... I just ordered Black.  :lol

Probably not a good idea BUT NOW I GET TO GET A CD WITH 10 DOLLARS OFF WOOOO!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2011, 06:08:40 PM
The bitch of it is I *just* placed a big amazon order earlier today.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 10, 2011, 06:42:07 PM
I made this to show an experience I just had.

(https://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhvdljwxyZ1qgg53uo1_500.png)

Was I the only one?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 10, 2011, 06:54:58 PM
I closed my eyes and picked a starter when the time came. I got a Snivy.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2011, 06:56:06 PM
Great, now hurry up and get through the early part of the game so we can trade!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 10, 2011, 06:57:11 PM
I would also need one of those nintendo usb things


so you'll just have to be PATIENT and hope that I can find one fer cheap
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 10, 2011, 07:08:24 PM
I'll be home friday night/saturday if anyone wants to trade then. Unfortunately my Oshawott is already a Dewott :-\
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 10, 2011, 08:55:04 PM
I closed my eyes and picked a starter when the time came. I got a Snivy.

*Refer to avatar*


You chose right :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Tripp on March 10, 2011, 08:59:43 PM
How do I find my Friend Code? Never done it before  :|
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 10, 2011, 09:00:00 PM
Attention consumers: Blitzle is much worse than I originally thought he'd be.  However, Sawk, Munna, and Dewott are still the bees' knees.  I hope Sewaddle will be as well once it evolves.  

I'm also loving the English names.  Purrloin, Roggenrola, and Watchog in particular.  
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 10, 2011, 09:06:45 PM
Timburr is also pretty badass
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 11, 2011, 06:34:02 AM
I only just got to the first town but I have to say I really love this game so far. It has a great atmosphere to it, and it kind of reminds me of the first time I played Gold for some reason.

Two questions....
1. The liberty pass. As long as I receive the pass from mystery gift, can I use it anytime I want, even after the expiration thing in April? The reason I ask is because I want to get the pass in Black, but I don't really want to play through the game until I beat white.
2. Might just be because I'm using the old DS again, but has anyone else encountered really slow saving?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Edan the Man on March 11, 2011, 06:39:15 AM

1. The liberty pass. As long as I receive the pass from mystery gift, can I use it anytime I want, even after the expiration thing in April? The reason I ask is because I want to get the pass in Black, but I don't really want to play through the game until I beat white.
2. Might just be because I'm using the old DS again, but has anyone else encountered really slow saving?
1. Pretty sure as long as you have the item, you can go whenever you want. Its only OBTAINING the item that is time limited
2. I haven't noticed anything like this, save time seems about the same as Heart Gold imo.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 11, 2011, 06:41:43 AM
Alright, cool thanks!

I didn't have HeartGold/SoulSilver, so I'm not sure. Just comparing it to Diamond it seemed to be a lot slower, but it's probably just me.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 11, 2011, 07:59:13 AM
Yeah, I've noticed that it saves slower. But at least it got rid of the "you're going to overwrite this file" message
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 11, 2011, 09:17:06 AM
I made this to show an experience I just had.

(https://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhvdljwxyZ1qgg53uo1_500.png)

Was I the only one?

Just beat Burgh and yes, he does kind of look like Tom Baker.  Mostly just the scarf and hair though.

Now if there was a gym leader that looked like Matt Smith, that would be awesome.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 11, 2011, 10:04:37 AM
Hahaha. That'd be ace. Wonder what kind of team he'd have. Something time and spacey.

Xatu and Claydol from the past, Klinklang and Magnezone representing the future, and Lunatone and Solrock from space.

Although he might go a bit more british, actually, than Xatu and Claydol. Chandelure and Escavalier from the past, p'raps?



...am I seriously designing a pokemon team for the Doctor? Fucking hell I need to get out more.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 11, 2011, 10:30:04 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 11, 2011, 10:31:57 AM
I'm a grown man.

A grown man!!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 11, 2011, 11:02:06 AM
Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey.

Waitaminute, Celebi travels through time.  If the Doctor were ever to have a pokemon companion, it would be Celebi.  I'd say he'd have a Klinklang too, because its one of those tawdry quirk things.  I agree with Escavalier though, just thinking about how many times the Doctor's gone back to ancient sword-using times.  And of course there'd be one pokemon that he thinks is cool but no one else likes.  

Is there a pokemon that resembles a blue box yet?

ANYWAYS, here's what my team is at the moment:

23 Dewott (named after Ryan, because Harry suggested it)
24 Pansear (will replace with Chandelure ASAP)
23 Swadloon
21 Sawk
20 Munna
19 Sandile (grinding right now)

Pretty amazing mix I'd say.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 11, 2011, 11:08:04 AM
Sometimes I wish I was the type that just power leveled one pokemon and didn't care about the rest. Also, panpour is a bitch-ass.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 11, 2011, 11:20:57 AM
I'd love to try and go through a game only using one or two pokemon (and an HM slave, of course).
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Post by: ZBomber on March 11, 2011, 11:25:20 AM
That would be ridiculous. I kind of did that with Charizard the first time I ever played Pokemon because I didnt really know how to play the game, but that was the last time I ever just went with a few Pokemon. The elite four must be pretty hard.  :lol
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Post by: robwebster on March 11, 2011, 11:40:21 AM
And of course there'd be one pokemon that he thinks is cool but no one else likes.
"I use a Spinda now. Spindas are cool."
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 11, 2011, 11:53:14 AM
And of course there'd be one pokemon that he thinks is cool but no one else likes.
"I use a Spinda now. Spindas are cool."

*Amy throws the Spinda in the air while River's Charizard flamethrowers it into oblivion*
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 11, 2011, 12:07:02 PM
I always pace myself with how many primary party pokemon I have.

I usually go through the first few routes with only my starter, and then by the time I beat a third gym I usually have picked out two more pokemon that are early strong guys. Then I might go awhile with just those three and eventually add the next two, until finally a legendary pokemon rounds out my party just prior to the Elite Four.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 11, 2011, 12:09:54 PM
The complete lack of knowledge about Black has my usual trend in a tizzy though.

I'm about to beat the fourth gym and my party is as follows.

Tepig (31)
Munna (31)
Gurdurr (32)
Krokorok (32)
Ducklett (25)

I currently have ex. share on Ducklett and am bringing him up to speed.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 11, 2011, 12:17:26 PM
I always pace myself with how many primary party pokemon I have.

I usually go through the first few routes with only my starter, and then by the time I beat a third gym I usually have picked out two more pokemon that are early strong guys. Then I might go awhile with just those three and eventually add the next two, until finally a legendary pokemon rounds out my party just prior to the Elite Four.
I always end up catching a couple of extras on my first run through. I'll see something and go "ooh! that looks cool!" and to hell with how many pokemon I have. If I want it, I want it, and usually end up with nine or ten pokemon by the Elite Four - at least two of which are usually left behind, level-wise, but that's life. My White team ended up with nine. I had to shelve one of the pokemon I planned on catching, because the pokemon I kind of anticipated ditching for it turned out to be the MVP, and is currently my highest levelled pokemon at 65. Excadrill, too, shunted someone out of the way and is currently at 62 - so at least the replacements are clearly doing their jobs well.

On further plays, I tend to be more frugal. Only catching the ones that I know I'd really like.

The complete lack of knowledge about Black has my usual trend in a tizzy though.

I'm about to beat the fourth gym and my party is as follows.

Tepig (31)
Munna (31)
Gurdurr (32)
Krokorok (32)
Ducklett (25)

I currently have ex. share on Ducklett and am bringing him up to speed.
Ohhh, I'd call that a good team! Balanced, for sure. Didn't realise you could get Ducklett before the fourth gym, but my brother has one (now evolved, natch) and it's very cool. I really want to get a strong Munna, too. I think it's dead cool. I'm actually finding I don't like Reuniclus nearly as much as I was expecting. Was anticipating him as the MVP, and yet he's now verging on sliding into disuse. Wonder if a Swoobat or Musharna would fill the gap. Currently got a Klingklang that's chomping at the bit to get involved, but I don't want it on the same team as Excadrill.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 11, 2011, 12:17:44 PM
I'm home in case someone wants to trade later
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 11, 2011, 12:31:44 PM
Still haven't reached the first gym. :lol I have 4 pokemon and I'm trying to get them all to 10.... two at 10, one at 9, one at 7.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 11, 2011, 12:36:51 PM
I have my Snivy, one of those puppy things, and Panpour so far. I don't really like Panpour, I want to drown it (???) All are around the same level (~13)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 11, 2011, 12:38:56 PM
Yeah the monkeys are just okay.  They're really just meant for team balance early on.  Turns out Lillipup is actually pretty decent for an early normal type.  Try and catch a Munna if you can.  Bulk + Sleep + high Sp. Atk. = Win.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 11, 2011, 12:45:59 PM
Lillipups are wonderful. Worth having, definitely. Hang onto that bugger.

I think I'm gonna try out a Munna. See what the fuss is about. It looks pretty solid.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 11, 2011, 12:54:25 PM
Oh yeah, Lillipup is kind of a badass. No question. Not as awesome as Shinx or anything, but not bad.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 11, 2011, 02:41:01 PM
Hey Nick, pay attention to the latter half of this post:

I'll be home friday night/saturday if anyone wants to trade then. Unfortunately my Oshawott is already a Dewott :-\

:P

But seriously sorry :(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 11, 2011, 06:44:52 PM
The complete lack of knowledge about Black has my usual trend in a tizzy though.

I'm about to beat the fourth gym and my party is as follows.

Tepig (31)
Munna (31)
Gurdurr (32)
Krokorok (32)
Ducklett (25)

I currently have ex. share on Ducklett and am bringing him up to speed.

Wow.  My pokemon were all around level 25 (except Sandile, who was 28) when I beat the fourth leader.  Damn her volt switching Emongas were annoying.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 11, 2011, 06:58:39 PM
I have a tepig if anyone wants to trade. I just beat the first gym so I should be able to trade pretty soon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 11, 2011, 06:59:44 PM
So I just caught Victini on the 50th turn with a quick ball after failing to catch it with all the other pokeballs in my bag...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 11, 2011, 07:35:15 PM
 :lol

OK, I can trade now I think. Got a tepig and pansage.
0003 2758 7608
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 11, 2011, 08:04:28 PM
I mean tthe f5th gym leader, didsn't realize i had miscuonted how far I was until afeter i had eat the 5th leader
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 11, 2011, 08:11:50 PM
pokedrunk
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Genowyn on March 11, 2011, 08:16:20 PM
My brother just beat the game today.

I haven't had much time to play and we don't have enough DSs for everyone, so my most recent accomplisment is the first gym XD
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 11, 2011, 10:31:13 PM
I'm trying not to rush through the game. I'm really taking my time and soaking it all in.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tri.ad on March 12, 2011, 03:09:18 AM
pokedrunk

That must be pretty much the best experience ever.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 12, 2011, 07:54:26 AM
I can tell you right now that it is.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 12, 2011, 08:07:59 AM
I'm trying not to rush through the game. I'm really taking my time and soaking it all in.

This. I must have nearly 4 hours into the game and I only just beat the first gym leader.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 12, 2011, 01:13:54 PM
Gonna get this soon but I'm wondering if Zekrom or Reshiram is better. I'm probably going against everything I normally do and picking Smugleaf just cause.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2011, 01:22:18 PM
pokedrunk

That must be pretty much the best experience ever.

It was. :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 12, 2011, 01:30:41 PM
Fuggit, got White. The open environments sound way more appealing plus the assload of awesome Pokemon in the White Forest.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 12, 2011, 01:35:26 PM
Yeah, I think Zekrom is actually better than Reshiram.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 12, 2011, 01:36:28 PM
Got my copy of Black this afternoon as well. I just did the mystery gift thing, haven't even started a new game and won't until well after I finish White.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2011, 02:50:04 PM
I've asked before, but anyone able to trade around a Snivy or the water starter?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 12, 2011, 03:14:44 PM
Sorry, only got a Tepig.

Also, how does that Celebi thing work? Aren't you supposed to get some other pokemon if you trade it to black and white? Anyone tried this yet?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 12, 2011, 03:34:47 PM
I've asked before, but anyone able to trade around a Snivy or the water starter?
Yep! I'm at home. Got internet. And both starters. Heck, I've got a Ditto, I can make copies. Keep the buggers.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 12, 2011, 03:37:42 PM
Got the honky edition tonight. Picked the emo water pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 12, 2011, 03:57:02 PM
that's racist
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2011, 04:20:23 PM
Woot, thanks to Rob and another friend of mine I now have all starters registered. :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 12, 2011, 04:21:59 PM
So how secure/fast is the WiFi? I've only done it DS to DS, never across a router.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 12, 2011, 04:30:37 PM
Me and Justin were trading earlier and since Nintendo doesn't like any wireless encryption type other than WPA, I had to use my phone as a wireless hotspot for it to work and even on 3G, it still ran fine.

Edit: Friend code:

2021 9165 2210
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 12, 2011, 04:38:57 PM
Does that include WPA2?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 12, 2011, 04:46:07 PM
I added you, Harry
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2011, 04:47:36 PM
As did I.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 12, 2011, 05:08:09 PM
Does that include WPA2?
Hmmm, not sure.

I'll add you guys when I start up the game again.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 12, 2011, 07:10:34 PM
volt switch has got  to be the most annoying move ever
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 12, 2011, 07:17:30 PM
^ That gym battle sucked.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2011, 07:18:01 PM
Haha, yeah, that was fucking annoying.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Jirpo on March 12, 2011, 07:19:27 PM
Well I had Diamond and Pearl for the DS but I never even knew about the new games. Are they worth picking up?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 12, 2011, 07:25:34 PM
YES

Man I just finished the Celestial Tower and I'm about to go fight the sixth leader

36 Samurott
35 Leavanny
35 Sawk
35 Musharna
35 Krokodok
34 Litwick
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 13, 2011, 08:17:04 AM
About to fight the second gym leader. Got rid of that crappy one that you're given for the first gym and replaced it with Throh. Jesus that pokemon can take a hit.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 13, 2011, 08:31:23 AM
I like Sawk better.  Somewhat lower defenses for higher speed is something I can live with. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 13, 2011, 08:39:03 AM
Victini was a little fucker to catch. I put it to sleep so many times. Wasted so many great balls.

But I got the bastard in the end. He's actually pretty decent
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 13, 2011, 08:57:54 AM
Azelf really doesn't feel like becoming mine. Uxie was a bit of a bitch, but I got him eventually. On the flip, Azelf jumps out of ultra balls/dusk balls at the lowest possible HP without the ball moving once, and it's asleep.  >:(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 13, 2011, 09:57:30 AM
Can you get the Liberty Pass using Starbuck wifi?  Anyone know?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 13, 2011, 09:59:44 AM
You should be able to get it from any wifi. Just select the Nintendo Wifi when you do Mystery gift.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 13, 2011, 10:03:27 AM
Mike's right. I just tried it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 13, 2011, 10:07:35 AM
Does anyone want to trade Timburr's and Victini's?

I want to use both in my party but I like the boosted EXP.

My Timburr is 13 and my Victini is 15 (never used it)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 13, 2011, 10:21:21 AM
Round 2 of the Water pokemon survivor is up btw
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 13, 2011, 10:56:56 AM
Well post a link you n00b.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 13, 2011, 11:00:18 AM
https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=21285.0
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 13, 2011, 12:59:17 PM
HOW DO I GET MELOETTA?!?!  :omg:


Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 13, 2011, 01:02:16 PM
HOW DO I GET MELOETTA?!?!  :omg:




You can't at the moment, it's not catchable in-game. Nintendo'll probably distribute it through events at some point. Same for Genesect and Keldeo.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 13, 2011, 02:38:35 PM
HOW DO I GET MELOETTA?!?!  :omg:




You can't at the moment, it's not catchable in-game. Nintendo'll probably distribute it through events at some point. Same for Genesect and Keldeo.

But I NEED it....




I need it or I will explode.





I do that sometimes..
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 13, 2011, 03:17:10 PM
I caught the goth pokemon today

/emo
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 13, 2011, 03:28:25 PM

But I NEED it....

I need it or I will explode.

I do that sometimes..

Tacos? :biggrin:

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 13, 2011, 05:02:22 PM
Does anyone want to trade Timburr's and Victini's?

I want to use both in my party but I like the boosted EXP.

My Timburr is 13 and my Victini is 15 (never used it)

Still looking for swaps here. Just looking to switch for the same guy, so both sides can get boosted exp
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 13, 2011, 06:59:13 PM
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhtfsv1WI21qf0g66o1_500.jpg)

(https://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhtfy7uOSU1qf0g66o1_500.jpg)

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 13, 2011, 07:00:04 PM
Jasmine is so hot, and she has a damn Steelix.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 13, 2011, 07:08:50 PM
Two more days.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 13, 2011, 09:58:41 PM
...

I would show Jasmine MY Steelix.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 13, 2011, 10:01:28 PM
I'd have my Steelix perform harden, slam, and then finish things with hidden power.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 13, 2011, 10:06:59 PM
I'd have my Steelix perform harden, slam quick attack, and then finish things with hidden power splash.

fixed that for ya nick
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 13, 2011, 10:08:11 PM
You call yourself a pokemon fan? Steelix can't learn Splash or Quick Attack.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 13, 2011, 10:12:14 PM
Yes, but can it learn "Rape"? Because then we really have the move Nick would use.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 13, 2011, 10:13:26 PM
You call yourself a pokemon fan? Steelix can't learn Splash or Quick Attack.

Your penis still isn't a pokemon
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 13, 2011, 10:14:12 PM
Yes, but can it learn "Rape"? Because then we really have the move Nick would use.

Hey, if she didn't want it she shouldn't have used Attract on me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 13, 2011, 10:15:06 PM
Yes, but can it learn "Rape"? Because then we really have the move Nick would use.

Hey, if she didn't want it she shouldn't have used Attract on me.

Well, she had to use up all her moves before she could use "Struggle".
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 13, 2011, 10:16:12 PM
Yes, but can it learn "Rape"? Because then we really have the move Nick would use.

Hey, if she didn't want it she shouldn't have used Attract on me.

Well, she had to use up all her moves before she could use "Struggle".

You sir, are brilliant, kudos.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 13, 2011, 10:16:58 PM
Gotta use Bind, man.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 14, 2011, 11:48:28 AM
Man, I was just writing a cover letter to go along with a resume so I could make money over the summer, but then I started thinking "Hydreigon is really cool, and really good, I should build a team around him.  Hey, Jellicent the pringle man would be a good partner!  Now if we started with a Ferrothorn to set up spikes/leech seed and to account for Jellicent's grass weakness that would be great.  Oh!  Fire type!  We need one!  What about a scarfed Heatran?  Brilliant!  Now we have a fighting weakness though...oh man Terrakion looks awesome, or maybe sub Heatran for Infernape.  Need something switch in on water types if Ferrothorn dies though.  Oh hello Zapdos..."

This went on for about thirty minutes and I still haven't decided on final dudes for this awesome team.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 14, 2011, 04:36:17 PM
I can't put this game down. Just got to the hipster city and need to train up my team a bit. Does anyone else try to get six right off the bat and train them all up or just stick with a few?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 14, 2011, 04:47:38 PM
Depends. If I know the game really well, I'll wait a bit before so I can get Pokemon that I know are good. Otherwise, I'll generally just get whatever.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 14, 2011, 05:10:02 PM
Six badges in my team is as follows-

Swanna (40, Darkwing)
Krookodile (40, Klaptrap)
Emboar (40, Charlie)
Munna (40, Iain)
Cobalion (42, Coheed)
Virizion (42, Cambria)

Anyone who manages to know all the nickname references gets 20 points.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 14, 2011, 05:13:14 PM
I get all of them apart from Darkwing.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 14, 2011, 05:13:54 PM
Saying you get them means nothing, you could be wrong, post up your reasons!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 14, 2011, 05:16:01 PM
Coheed and Cambria is a band
Iain = Iain Wilson
Charlie = Charlie the Unicorn?
Klaptrap is the thing from Borderlands.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 14, 2011, 05:18:17 PM
I get all the nicknames except Charlie.

Coheed and Cambria is an amazing band.
Iain is Harry.
Klap traps are the little crocodile things from the Donkey Kong games, right?
Darkwing is for Darkwing Duck.

Also, I'm amazed at how high your pokemon are.  I'm about to tackle the last gym and all my guys are level 41-43, though I might have to train up a Druddigon so I'm not completely destroyed.  Stupid dragons.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 14, 2011, 05:24:56 PM
Between the two of you, you are right.

Coheed and Cambria is a band
Iain = Iain Wilson
Charlie = Charlie the Unicorn

Iain is Harry.
Klap traps are the little crocodile things from the Donkey Kong games, right?
Darkwing is for Darkwing Duck.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 14, 2011, 05:27:51 PM
Oh, the one from Borderlands has a "c" not a "k"

(https://news.tgn.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Claptrap.png)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 14, 2011, 05:29:06 PM
Why would you name the fighting pig after a unicorn?  It would make more sense to name a Samurott Charlie...

EDIT: GUYS!  I'm conflicted.  I just caught Virizion (Grass/Fighting Legendary)  Calm nature.  Now, that would be incentive enough to restart, looking for a timid or jolly nature, but its got a 31 atk IV, 28 SpA IV, and 30 Speed IV.  Should I restart looking for an optimal nature or just make my own damn Virizion support set AHHHHHHHHHHH?  Considering how long it took to catch the damn thing I really don't want to...

(I don't normally stress over this, but this is a legendary.  Only one I can get.  They have to count.)

Ah whatever, I can just buy White version later and try in that game.  I'll probably have a few master balls by then where I can just restart at my own leisure.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 14, 2011, 06:58:02 PM
Because he was my starter and I wanted to name my first one Charlie.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 14, 2011, 07:02:37 PM
Oh God I'm at my first grind stage. Why do I take such joy in doing this?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 14, 2011, 07:26:10 PM
I only found myself having to grind once right before the first or second gym.  Haven't had to really grind since then (apart from leveling up Sandile and Litwick when I first got 'em)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on March 14, 2011, 07:52:53 PM
I'm probably going to pick up Heartgold tomorrow. Maybe. Someone explain to me how this friend code stuff works.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 14, 2011, 08:07:04 PM
I'm probably going to pick up Heartgold tomorrow. Maybe. Someone explain to me how this friend code stuff works.

WTF

Get black or white.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 14, 2011, 08:10:21 PM
Rina stole my copy of White since I had bought Black for her and she wanted to catch up...

(https://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx206/runtlalala/All%20Animated%20Gif%20oo/sadanimated.gif)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on March 14, 2011, 08:11:58 PM
I'm probably going to pick up Heartgold tomorrow. Maybe. Someone explain to me how this friend code stuff works.

WTF

Get black or white.  :lol

Don't cut my nuts off for this, but I have absolutely zero interest in getting Black and White right now, mainly because I never played Diamond and Pearl (and I only got halfway through Ruby). I'm feeling nostalgic and want to revisit Gold, and my local Gamestop has a used copy of Heartgold for like 20 bucks.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 14, 2011, 08:12:49 PM
I'm probably going to pick up Heartgold tomorrow. Maybe. Someone explain to me how this friend code stuff works.

WTF

Get black or white.  :lol

Don't cut my nuts off for this, but I have absolutely zero interest in getting Black and White right now, mainly because I never played Diamond and Pearl (and I only got halfway through Ruby). I'm feeling nostalgic and want to revisit Gold, and my local Gamestop has a used copy of Heartgold for like 20 bucks.

Fine. Get Gold, THAN get White ;D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 14, 2011, 08:14:18 PM
Yeah, seriously. For some reason this game reminds me of the first time I played through Gold actually.

Also, when you get to a certain part of the game, someone will give you your friend code, which you can then use to battle and trace with other people. Not sure where it is in HeartGold though, as I actually haven't played that one.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on March 14, 2011, 08:14:28 PM
Why is everyone getting White, and why is Black getting shunned? I thought the games were identical except for certain Pokemon not appearing in one or the other, so why is there a major favoritism being shown for one of them? Is there something badass White has that Black doesn't have?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 14, 2011, 08:15:18 PM
Black is supposed to be more industrialized, while White is more open I guess. I have Black but I haven't played it yet, just White.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on March 14, 2011, 08:16:37 PM
...What the hell does that even mean? Industrialized and open?

Golly gee I sure am asking a lot of questions, but I'm quite clueless about Pokemon right now. I just haven't been keeping up with it lately.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 14, 2011, 08:18:09 PM
...What the hell does that even mean? Industrialized and open?

Golly gee I sure am asking a lot of questions, but I'm quite clueless about Pokemon right now. I just haven't been keeping up with it lately.

The towns are supposed to be more developed or something. Where as in White, they are more "open", there aren't as many buildings.

I think.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 14, 2011, 08:27:00 PM
I chose White simply because I wanted some of the pokemon in there rather than the ones in Black.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on March 14, 2011, 08:37:48 PM
...What the hell does that even mean? Industrialized and open?

Golly gee I sure am asking a lot of questions, but I'm quite clueless about Pokemon right now. I just haven't been keeping up with it lately.

The towns are supposed to be more developed or something. Where as in White, they are more "open", there aren't as many buildings.

I think.

That's an incredibly bizarre concept for Pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 14, 2011, 08:40:26 PM
Didn't know that thing about the towns.

Also, where exactly do you get your friend code?  No one's deliberately come up to give it to me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 14, 2011, 08:57:35 PM
Didn't know that thing about the towns.

Also, where exactly do you get your friend code?  No one's deliberately come up to give it to me.

It's in the Pal Pad. You get it when you get the C Gear.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 14, 2011, 10:04:55 PM
White Forest: nuff said
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 14, 2011, 11:25:36 PM
This is my "goal" team. I obviously don't have all these guys assembled yet, but this is the team I want.

Swanna
Conkeldurr
Elektross
Hydeigon
Bisharp
Victini

I've got Victini, Girdurr and Swanna right now, and I'm about to enter Chargestone in the story mode so I'll be getting the Elektross pre-evolution soon (forgot its name)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 15, 2011, 05:20:42 AM
I'm probably going to pick up Heartgold tomorrow. Maybe. Someone explain to me how this friend code stuff works.
Heart Gold's a fine game, but I absolutely would recommend Black or White above it. I'm very happy calling them the best new Pokemon games since Red and Blue. And, there's no continuity. It's a brand new start. The first truly new world since, again, Red and Blue.

(Not to mention, if anyone's anything like me, they're probably importing their Heart Gold / Soul Silver teams onto Black / White anyway! Which might mean there won't be much left for you to do with that Friend Code. Could be very wrong, though. Regardless, the prices aren't far off one another.)


Black is supposed to be more industrialized, while White is more open I guess. I have Black but I haven't played it yet, just White.
COOL SHIT IN BLACK THAT ROCKS
Reshiram. (Fiery dragon. Rar.)
Gothita, Gothorita & Gothitelle. (Grumpy women, look less like trannies with each evolution.)
Vullaby & Mandibuzz. (Ugliest pokemon ever evolves into a kickin' bulky vulture.)
Cottonee and Whimsicott. (Little grassy fellas with an excellent ability in Prankster.)
Tornadus. (Pure flying genie. Looks exactly like Thundurus.)
Sawk more common than Throh. (Jim Henson puppet knows karate, rather than judo.)
Black City. (Full of shit trainers.)
Eighth gym leader is Drayden. (Old man with no obvious mouth.)
Opelucid City is futuristic and covered in circuits.
There is a greenhouse in Mistrialton. You cannot enter it.
Basculin has a red face.

ROCKIN' SHIT IN WHITE THAT'S COOL
Zekrom. (Zappy dragon. Rar.)
Solosis, Duosion & Reuniclus. (Single cell organism, looks more like a bear embryo with each evolution.)
Rufflet & Braviary. (Cute wee bird evolves into a kickin' destructive eagle.)
Petilil & Lilligant. (Overly gentle leafy ladies.)
Thundurus. (Electric flying genie. Looks exactly like Tornadus.)
Throh more common than Sawk. (Jim Henson puppet knows judo, rather than karate.)
White Forest. (Full of shit pokemon.)
Eighth gym leader is Iris. (Small girl with no obvious hairdresser.)
Opelucid City is archaic and covered in moss.
There is a vegetable patch in Mistrialton. You cannot pick vegetables.
Basculin has a blue face.


That seems to be roughly it. No big deal either way - Reshiram or Zekrom seems to be the biggest clincher. You can get the opposite leaf-lady in an in-game trade. I've got White and I swapped a Rufflet for Vullaby, hasn't made a massive difference to my net enjoyment (as kickass as Mandibuzz is).



I've got Victini, Girdurr and Swanna right now, and I'm about to enter Chargestone in the story mode so I'll be getting the Elektross pre-evolution soon (forgot its name)
Tynamo.

It's fucking shite. Sort of like a better Magikarp. Tackle, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Spark. That's your lot, til it evolves. (...happy training!)

My original "plan" team was along the lines of...

Samurott
Excadrill
Chandelure
Reuniclus
Scrafty
Eelektross

Ended up very close to that. Stuck with Archeops instead of switching to Eelektross, and Archeops turned out to be the crown in the team. Highest level of the lot of them.

I've started training outside of the team, now. I've got a Zoroark which has accidentally reached level 80. I'm not sure how. Turned out it was very good at the Pokemon League, though. The wee bugger looked like a Dragonite at the time, so the Psychic lass kept on trying Hypnosis and Dream Eater against it. Gives enough time for three Nasty Plots, followed by a clean sweep. "Night Daze! Night Daze! ...Oop, that one's steel, Flamethrower. Night Daze! Flamethrower! Night Daze! ...Is it over already?" Also featuring Galvantula and Mandibuzz.

Galvantula's pretty brilliant, too. Kinda pleased with the strategy I came up with. Probably considered pretty elementary, but the wee beast's got Compoundeyes - so I gave her Thunder. Nearly always hits. Brilliant. Similar mould to Zoroark, however - speedy and powerful - whereas Mandibuzz is totally different. Takes hits like nobody's business, really strong backbone, but the attack stats are a bit poor. SO, threw Nasty Plot onto her, and gave her a Rocky Helmet. She dishes out recoil damage while soaking up hits as she nastily plots, then when her Sp. Att's starting to get usable she can fire off Dark Pulses. Also threw in Toxic, to make things go away, and Tailwind, to help out her team a bit.

Kinda want three more from Gen V to round out a full team - thinking of Cofagrigus and Beeheeyem, but I am aware that I'm starting to amass a lot of creepy crawlies. It's gonna be the most unintentionally sinister team the game has to offer. Might have to throw in a Minccino, just to offset the tides of evil. And should probably rotate Zoroark with Mandibuzz, seeing as - while they're both played pretty differently - their strategies both revolve around Nasty Plot and a powerful Dark move.


I can't put this game down. Just got to the hipster city and need to train up my team a bit. Does anyone else try to get six right off the bat and train them all up or just stick with a few?
Bit of both. I did originally go through White just picking up anything as I found it - had a team consisting of Oshawott, Lillipup, Patrat, Pansear, Woobat and Purrloin towards the start - before eventually just going "nah, I'm not a fan of all of these," and grabbing more or less anything that took my fancy, rather than every single thing that stayed in my eyeline for more than a second or two.

Dewott, Scraggy, Lilligant, Whirlipede, Pansear and Archen quickly became Samurott, Scrafty, Archeops, Chandelure, Reuniclus and Excadrill... there's been a fair few changes.

Is the hipster city Nimbasa? Really like Nimbasa city. The music's ace, and the gym leader's an absolute arsehair to beat.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 15, 2011, 06:32:53 AM
Fucking hell, it looks like both Black AND White are worth getting, since there's more differences this time around.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ehra on March 15, 2011, 09:51:34 AM
https://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/108475-PAX-East-2011-Pokemon-TCG-Expanding-to-Digital-Realm-for-Free

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The free-to-play Pokemon Trading Card Game Online should draw in both new players that want to learn and experienced battlers looking for opponents 24/7.

The Pokemon Company International sat down with me at PAX East 2011 to show off the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online experience planned to launch in the first week of April 2011. Even as someone that doesn't play the Pokemon TCG in the real world, it was appealing because of how The Pokemon Company is constructing it for players of all types.

Pokemon: TCGO can be played through any device that runs Flash, i.e. web browsers and the like. The Pokemon Company's goal is to expand the physical Pokemon TCG experience to the digital realm, giving real world players something to do when a human opponent isn't around to battle, while also drawing in new players through an extensive tutorial system that will teach them every aspect of the game. It's looking like the best way to learn to play the Pokemon TCG will be through Pokemon: TCGO, which is free-to-play with three decks if you never want to spend a dime. For those that get into it, new decks purchased in physical retail stores (released quarterly) can be scanned into the game, tying the real and digital worlds of the card game together and eliminating the necessity for consumers to pay for the content twice.

Whether you need a tutorial or not, Pokemon: TCGO will provide the exact same play experience that the TCG offers to physical players. The game's April launch will feature its player vs. computer component, or what The Pokemon Company calls a "game store experience." Players begin by creating their own unique avatar from a huge number of body part choices (eyes, noses, mouths, etc.), along with plenty of different clothing options. If you want to have a goatee, wear a sombrero, and a pair of Kanye West shutter shades, you can. Unlike the Pokemon videogames, the Pokemon TCG takes place in the real world, and Pokemon: TCGO's avatars reflect that.

Once you're all set up, Pokemon: TCGO has players work their way through the ranked virtual opponents of a leaderboard system, each with his/her own personality and AI. Defeating these opponents raises your rank and awards tokens that can be used to purchase more avatar options. Senior director of Pokemon: TCGO Andrew Finch told me that even when players are at the top of the leaderboard, they'll want to keep playing because as with most TCGs, every game is unique. In addition, the game features a big list of achievements to unlock.

The real meat of the game for hardcore players will be the player vs. player component launching later in 2011. This mode will feature anything from one-on-one battles to scheduled events to larger tournaments generated on the fly that match players up by both skill and style.

To make it easier to jump into PvP, The Pokemon Company has implemented a seriously detailed Deck Wizard. If you don't want to mess with deck building, the game will feature pre-constructed decks built around a particular type of Pokemon and other simple factors. If you want to pick every single card that goes into your deck, you can do that too, and the Deck Wizard allows you to sort cards by every possible factor to make things easier. Some players will spend hours just messing with the Deck Wizard, guaranteed. Finch also told me that trading cards with friends (or foes) will be possible.

Playing a match of the game was very easy, even for a new player like myself, because Pokemon: TCGO guides you at every step along the way. If you're making a choice that might not be the most ideal, the game will double check to make sure that's what you want to do if you're a novice. The interface is very intuitive and battles even feature animations for attacks and other moves, such as jets of flame and water.

Like the creatures Pokemon: TCGO is centered around, Finch says the game will keep evolving after release with new features. A beta test phase is planned to launch the week of March 13-19 (this week) that anyone can play by signing up for the Pokemon Trainer Club here. I never saw myself getting into the physical Pokemon TCG because of factors like cost and the challenge of finding other players, but Pokemon: TCGO eliminates those barriers. From what I was shown, hardcore players should also love it as an extension of their real world experience.

I think I'll definitely give this a try and at least mess with the free decks. If you can buy individual cards then I could see myself getting deeper into it, but if you've still got to just buy booster packs and hope you get what you want then it won't be worth my money.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 15, 2011, 10:31:37 AM
Holy shit that's awesome.

But I don't need any more FTP games in my life :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 11:18:06 AM
Here is my team at the moment:
Pignite lvl 17
Pansage lvl 18
Herdier lvl 16
Roggenrola lvl 17
Woobat lvl 17
Blitzle lvl 16

Does Pansage suck as much as I think it does, or does it get better later in the game?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 15, 2011, 11:20:38 AM
I've been finding Marriland's reviews pretty helpful. He did one on all three:

https://pokemon.marriland.com/black_white/walkthrough/triobadge/dreamyard
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 11:24:20 AM
Interesting, thanks! I guess I'll hold on to it.

Also :facepalm: I didn't know grass was a physical attack, I always thought it was special. Damn it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 15, 2011, 11:26:03 AM
The grass in front of my house is special, at least that's what my mom always told me  :(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 11:26:55 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 03:12:47 PM
Um...physical and special moves aren't determined by attack types anymore.  If you have vine whip, its physical.  Giga drain is special. 

And yes Pansage kinda sucks.  So does Pansear.  Panpour is probably the most useful beyond the first few gyms.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 15, 2011, 03:18:24 PM
Evolved my Panpour into Simipour as soon as I got Scald. I expect it to rape ass.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 03:43:20 PM
About to catch Reshiram!  GOGOGOGOGOGOMASTERBALL
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 04:33:11 PM
Um...physical and special moves aren't determined by attack types anymore.  If you have vine whip, its physical.  Giga drain is special. 

And yes Pansage kinda sucks.  So does Pansear.  Panpour is probably the most useful beyond the first few gyms.

Yeah, I realized that after I posted. I didn't know each specific move had it's own trait, I thought all fire moves were special, all normal moves were physical etc.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 15, 2011, 04:45:43 PM
Um...physical and special moves aren't determined by attack types anymore.  If you have vine whip, its physical.  Giga drain is special. 

And yes Pansage kinda sucks.  So does Pansear.  Panpour is probably the most useful beyond the first few gyms.

Yeah, I realized that after I posted. I didn't know each specific move had it's own trait, I thought all fire moves were special, all normal moves were physical etc.

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 04:47:49 PM
LOLOL I DON'T STUDY POKEMON LIKE EVERYONE ELSE SORRY
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 15, 2011, 04:48:22 PM
Study? Pffft, son, that's like 2nd grade shit.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 15, 2011, 04:50:22 PM
Seriously, what are you, a Poke hipster?

..

POKIPSTER
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 04:52:40 PM
They didn't teach Pokemon stats in my elementary school, sorry.

AND BITCH I'VE BEEN PLAYING SINCE THE ORIGINALS. I was just always under that assumption since my three most used types (water, fire, and psychic) are almost all special, then all of the attacks were for those types. I knew some moves like hyper beam were special, but for some reason I just assumed generally grass, fire, psychic water etc were always special.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 15, 2011, 05:01:44 PM
You know what they say about assumptions.

Also, CHECK YOUR PHONE GOD DAMNIT I TEXTED YOU LIKE AN HOURS AGO
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 05:10:04 PM
If you'd been playing since the originals you would have known about the physical/special split they introduced in DPPt.  Nub.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 05:14:29 PM
If you'd been playing since the originals you would have known about the physical/special split they introduced in DPPt.  Nub.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT DPPT IS I TOLD YOU I DON'T KNOW YOUR POKE LINGO

When I was playing the originals I was like 8 and I didn't care about any of the moves or the strategy behind the game, I just used flamethrower and Charizard for everything so....................
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 15, 2011, 05:23:21 PM
NOOB DIAMOND PEARL PLATINUM
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 05:30:30 PM
Oh well that makes sense then. I didn't have a DS/platinum until a few months ago, so the last game I played was Ruby before that.

I'M STILL USED TO HOW IT WAS IN THE ORIGINALS GUYS OK SO YOU CAN BOTH SHUT UP NOW THX
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 15, 2011, 05:35:45 PM
You just suck at life.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ultimetalhead on March 15, 2011, 05:36:30 PM
If you'd been playing since the originals you would have known about the physical/special split they introduced in DPPt.  Nub.
I didn't even know they did that. :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 15, 2011, 05:38:34 PM
If you really want to start a shitstorm, argue whether or not the older gens are better than the newer gens.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 05:41:16 PM
If you'd been playing since the originals you would have known about the physical/special split they introduced in DPPt.  Nub.
I didn't even know they did that. :lol

THANK YOU! o/

And also, I like the newer gens, even though the old ones are my favorites. I wasn't a huge fan of Ruby (infact, thats why I waited so long to get a DS... wasn't too impressed with the direction it was going). But Platinum was awesome and I'm really enjoying White so far. It certainly is different since I'm so used to Red/Gold, but the new ones are pretty interesting.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 05:46:02 PM
Yeah I'm not a fan of the 3rd gen (except Ludicolo, who is the best them), but Platinum and BW are probably even better than Red/Blue for me now, despite the nostalgia factor.

EDIT: Okay, I just found the poketransfer lab, and what's all this about not bringing items along with your pokemon?  That is INCREDIBLY stupid.  I am no longer enamored with these games.  Nintendo just broke my heart by not letting my send over a bunch of master balls, leftovers, life orbs, expert belts, etc.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 15, 2011, 06:13:26 PM
Well they never let you do that between gens before.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 06:31:18 PM
Yeah they did.  I was able to send pokemon with leftovers and master balls from LeafGreen to Diamond and Platinum.  Now I'm sad.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 15, 2011, 06:32:16 PM
Think part of it is due to the ways the bag's been changed. TMs being permanent, for instance.

Is a little annoying. Got a couple of rare berries on Soul Silver. And I'm having to grind through for new Power Anklets, etc. - so far only got Anklet, Lens and Belt.

Not a big problem, though. Just... play the game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 06:35:28 PM
Yeah, having all of that stuff would take a lot of the fun out of starting a new game anyways.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 07:00:12 PM
But you only get one Leftovers in BW...and where the hell do I get Damp rocks for my rain dance team now? :( :( :(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 07:10:12 PM
You'll just have to buy another copy of black or white and use it to stockpile items I guess.  :lol

Also, I just got to Castelia City. Holy poop 3D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 07:14:32 PM
GUESS I'LL HAVE TO BUY WHITE THEN OH GOD WHAT A SHAME

Maybe once this semester ends...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 07:16:00 PM
I have a flash cart, so I can just dupe a bunch of items if you guys want.

But that takes a lot of fun out of the game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 07:59:51 PM
I make it a point not to cheat in-game.  But once you start breeding and EV training to build the perfect competitive team you kinda get fed up going through the battle tower a bajillion times to afford another life orb.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 08:12:51 PM
How did you get multiple master balls then?  :lol Unless you can get more than one in Diamond/Pearl, I haven't fully explored that game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 08:33:26 PM
Transferred them from LeafGreen.  I had 6 I reserved for catching legendaries (so I could easily restart for optimal nature/IV combos).  After doing that a bunch I just said "eff it" and cheated myself a bajillion.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 15, 2011, 08:57:09 PM
But you only get one Leftovers in BW...
Pretty sure you're only allowed one of each item on WiFi battle and the Subway anywho, so it's no big deal. Was like that in HGSS, at any rate. Can't imagine any other applications where it'd be vital to have two leftovers...es.

I know (or think I know) some items will be available through the Dream World when it opens. They've certainly got artwork for it, anyway. Damp Rock may be among them? Not sure. Might be way off. Probably am. Regardless, I've got an Ice Rock from somewhere. Can't remember where, but the rocks are about.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 09:19:44 PM
Good, I guess.  I'll look around a bit.

Anyways, I think I've managed to upgrade my rain dance team from last generation for Gen V.  Looks like this so far:

Thundurus (ability makes rain last longer, Thunder doesn't miss, volt switch lets the swift swim sweepers come in...guys perfect except I have the wrong game to get him!)
Ludicolo
Kabutops
Toxicroak (Eff you Blissey)
Scizor (Midgame rain dancer, plus bullet punch destroys nearly everything)
Celebi (General support, most subject to change)

I've also found myself building a team based around Hydreigon and another based around Galvantula.  I'm really happy that they made a bunch of useful bug types in this game.  It was getting old knowing that the only useful bugs were Heracross and Scizor...
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Post by: robwebster on March 15, 2011, 09:34:35 PM
Just checked Serebii... even easier, they seem to reckon the Damp Rock's on route 8! Might be one you have to wait till winter to pick up, but still. Should be cool!

That's a dead cool team. I'm a big fan of both Ludicolo and Scizor, too. Scizor, particularly, turned out to be the king of my team for the last generation. Technician is godly wonderful on him.

And yes! 2011 is the year of the bug. Thank god. Even the early-game bugs are less disposable.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 15, 2011, 09:52:28 PM
Can someone trade me a Male Tynamo lvl27-35ish for my Tynamo lvl 27?

PLEASE I CAN'T FUCKING FIND ONE ON THE GTS
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 15, 2011, 09:56:34 PM
Just breed a new one. All my best teams from last gen I bred from level 1 up.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 15, 2011, 09:57:20 PM
Can someone trade me a Male Tynamo lvl27-35ish for my Tynamo lvl 27?

PLEASE I CAN'T FUCKING FIND ONE ON THE GTS

If your current Tynamo is female just breed a new one, then exp. share it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 15, 2011, 10:06:27 PM
Mine is male, I just want one from a trade so I can have boosted EXP
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 15, 2011, 10:14:49 PM
Fuck you and your boosted EXP, just play the game LIKE A MAN.

A man with no friends who can't trade pokemon to get boosted exp.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 15, 2011, 10:18:09 PM
no u
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Sintheros on March 16, 2011, 01:10:37 AM
Beat a Nuzlocke run of White. Twas brutal, ended the final battle with only one member left.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 16, 2011, 02:08:04 AM
Need some advice: I'm committed to having a psychic in my main team this Gen for the first time in a long time and I'm settling on Munna/Musharna.

a) Is this a good choice?
b) When is it the "right" time to moon stone it up, if anyone knows? I say "right" because I can get the two moves I'm chasing, Psychic and Dream Eater, by TM. Munna is currently lvl 20.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 16, 2011, 02:10:38 AM
I've always fund a psychic necessary and ironically this is the first Gen that I haven't had one. As far as Munna goes check out this review from Marriland:

https://pokemon.marriland.com/black_white/walkthrough/basicbadge/dreamyard

Tis why I haven't picked one up yet.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 16, 2011, 05:54:43 AM
Need some advice: I'm committed to having a psychic in my main team this Gen for the first time in a long time and I'm settling on Munna/Musharna.

a) Is this a good choice?
b) When is it the "right" time to moon stone it up, if anyone knows? I say "right" because I can get the two moves I'm chasing, Psychic and Dream Eater, by TM. Munna is currently lvl 20.

Musharna is pretty good until you get near the end of the game.  It may be slow, but its super bulky and has great Special Attack.  Unfortunately, Munna doesn't learn Psychic until level 41, so you can either wait to evolve Munna then or do what I did and evolve him at level 34 when he learns Calm Mind.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 16, 2011, 08:26:55 AM
And Psychic is a TM, so you could teach it to him pretty much any time
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 16, 2011, 09:01:42 AM
And on that note, I LOVE that TMs last forever in this game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 16, 2011, 09:03:12 AM
Wait wait wait, do you mean that you can re-use TMs in this game?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 16, 2011, 09:04:35 AM
Yup!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 16, 2011, 09:06:22 AM
Yea, it's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 16, 2011, 09:22:43 AM
HOLY SHIT
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 16, 2011, 09:24:51 AM
^ Yup, that was pretty much my reaction as well.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 16, 2011, 09:26:07 AM
I'm so excited about this that I've made a status update about it on Facebook.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 16, 2011, 10:06:25 AM
I liked it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 16, 2011, 10:18:19 AM
So did I.

And oh man guys, the Joltik I caught apparently has a 30 Speed IV and a 28 SpA IV.  Fuck yeah I'm breeding this guy.  Think I'll pair him with an Excadrill and Gastrodon at some point as well.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tri.ad on March 16, 2011, 10:29:51 AM
Damn... It gets more and more tempting for me to get this game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 16, 2011, 10:39:14 AM
Damn... It gets more and more tempting for me to get this game.

Trust us, its worth it.

Next survivors up btw

https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=21357.0
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 16, 2011, 11:28:20 AM
So did I.

And oh man guys, the Joltik I caught apparently has a 30 Speed IV and a 28 SpA IV.  Fuck yeah I'm breeding this guy.  Think I'll pair him with an Excadrill and Gastrodon at some point as well.

Did you extrapolate that, or do you have an AR code to show it?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 16, 2011, 11:40:15 AM
In Black and White theres an NPC who will tell you their EV's/IV's
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 16, 2011, 11:42:15 AM
I caught that pokemon on liberty island after about 500 different attempts.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 16, 2011, 11:42:39 AM
In Black and White theres an NPC who will tell you their EV's/IV's
:omg:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 16, 2011, 11:47:59 AM
In Black and White theres an NPC who will tell you their EV's/IV's

Where?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 16, 2011, 11:51:05 AM
I caught that pokemon on liberty island after about 500 different attempts.

Yeah Victini was a real bastard to catch :lol

Took me about 50 or so balls total :-\
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 16, 2011, 12:02:30 PM
I just use the serebii IV calculator after visiting the hidden power guy.  Where's this EV/IV guy in BW?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 16, 2011, 12:47:07 PM
https://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/useful.shtml

It's on this page. I haven't run into the guy yet. But he does exist
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 16, 2011, 01:03:20 PM
What level did you/are you guys plan on evolving Elektrik into Elektross? His moveset seems to take a nosedive after 44 with Thunderbolt.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 16, 2011, 01:05:53 PM
Had my first rotation battle today

Can't say I enjoyed it
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 16, 2011, 01:08:06 PM
Had my first rotation battle today

Can't say I enjoyed it

this isn't a euphemism, is it
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 16, 2011, 02:49:23 PM
I actually like rotation battles.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 16, 2011, 03:52:28 PM
Is it possible to get Pokemon from Gen I and II into Black/White?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 16, 2011, 04:02:04 PM
If they're on DPPt/HGSS then yes.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 16, 2011, 04:18:58 PM
How do I get them to that?

I meant from the actual first and second generation, as in Pokemon I have on Red/Blue/Gold/Silver etc. Do I have to trade from Red to Gold to Ruby to Diamond to White, or is there an easier way?  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 16, 2011, 04:20:20 PM
Um...not sure if you can transfer them to the GBA games (don't think you can) but you definitely can't transfer them from GB to DS.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 16, 2011, 04:29:32 PM
Damn. :( I'm worried about losing my Pokemon in those gens. My Ruby already lost its battery, so I lost all of those Pokemon. I did buy some kind of back up software for the first two gens, but it is pretty old now and I'm worried about that failing too.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 16, 2011, 04:34:26 PM
Wait, your copy of Ruby lost its battery?  The cartridge had a battery?  Explain?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 16, 2011, 04:38:06 PM
Yeah, the old Gameboy/Adances games run off a battery for the memory. I guess the one in Ruby ran dry, so I can't save anymore. I know you can replace them, but I'm too lazy... and I think if you replace them you lose any save data you had on the old battery.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 16, 2011, 05:51:54 PM
well, Im still on holiday and only one ds came with us, so we bought a copy of white and black and my son is playing one of them, he is on the fourth gym leader.

probably good that i have a bit of a delay, I finished the asian version of this game rather quickly...but he has all the neccessary traders from ranger that you need to unlock stuff....I think Zorark is the big one to unlock looking forward to that.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 16, 2011, 06:04:04 PM
Anyone around to help me evolve my Gurdurr? Just a quick trade back and forth. You can trade me something that will evolve as well if you need!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 16, 2011, 06:06:03 PM
Anyone around to help me evolve my Gurdurr? Just a quick trade back and forth. You can trade me something that will evolve as well if you need!

Yeah I can do it, I'll come on AIM in a sec.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 16, 2011, 06:47:28 PM
Well that took forever to get a male Drilbur.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 16, 2011, 07:35:37 PM
Dammit Pokemon Black.  All I want right now is to go up to a shaking grass patch, catch a panpour, have it be FEMALE, then make it have sex with this level 50 Liepard so it can have little nasty plot babies.  Right now you're really not helping me out on the female bit.  Is it really too much to ask for?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 16, 2011, 11:48:41 PM
Anyone else completely love Audino for the exp goldmine when training?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 16, 2011, 11:49:41 PM
Anyone else completely love Audino for the exp goldmine when training?
Helllllls yeah!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 17, 2011, 12:16:51 AM
For the first time ever, I'm thinking about dumping my starter from my main team.

I've got a Servive atm (lvl 22), and I'm getting a bit concerned at its lack of firepower. It seems to be geared towards the whole Leech Seed/Mega Drain/Giga Drain path; which I've never really had a thing for. From what I remember, starters have always been offensively-oriented, so Snivy et al. is taking me by suprise.
 :millahhhh
Thoughts?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 17, 2011, 12:36:58 AM
Same with me. I have plenty of other firepower in my party so I'm not terribly worried, I just won't throw him up front unless I really need to. Being an avid party builder I kinda like the challenge and thankfully mine has a nature that allows for more attack.

Currently up to the 6th gym rocking a party of:

Serperior - 36
Throh - 35
Simipour - 31
Excadrill - 31
Darumaka - 33
Tynamo - 30

I can't wait to get Darmanitan and Eelektross.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 17, 2011, 01:58:16 AM
Yeah I see the complementarity (economist word hehe) in that team, and I seem to be heading down a path of having a couple of defensive-oriented members. My party right now is (second badge):

Servine - 22
Herdier - 21 (Take Down oooooooooooooooooh yeah)
Munna - 21
Roggenrolla - 22

I'm gonna get Darumaka from Route 4 as my next addition.
In the long-term, I know I'm gonna need a water and a flying (flying I'll be looking at a duel type) and I want something a bit more left-field like an ice or dragon, so someone is gonna have to fall away.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 17, 2011, 02:12:30 AM
I took Herdier out ASAP to fill in some other spots. I just don't like Normal that much no matter how much HP, Attack and moves they might have. I had a Roggenrolla as well, even made it to Boldore but once I saw the benefit of Excadrill I jettisoned it from my party. You'll find that Ground is much more useful than Rock very soon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 17, 2011, 03:54:23 AM
Yeah my thinking is to go with Darumaka et al as a substitute for Herdier. IDK, I find it much more efficient to focus on 3-4 members until, say, midgame when it a) gets easier to raise lower levels fast and b) there more scope to experiment. I'm set on Munna et al, Roggenrolla et al and Darumaka et al; the rest will work itself out from there.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 17, 2011, 06:13:16 AM
I think, i caught a pokemon early in Black that was Bellosom that had sleep powder and giga drain.....and I walked through game using it. It looked like a bellosom but the names were in japanese so hard to be sure. It levelled faster than anything else because it was always out  and it learned soothing scent or something that cured all effects which was helpful. Im thinking I too will refrain from collecting my vicintini, this game was so easy to get through compared to HG.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 17, 2011, 08:42:22 AM
I dropped my starter from my party after getting the second badge. I almost never keep them in my team.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 17, 2011, 09:54:20 AM
I've actually never gone through a pokemon game without using the starter in the main team.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 17, 2011, 09:57:06 AM
I always keep them until I beat the Champion but after that I usually make a better team.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 17, 2011, 06:37:11 PM
Yeah thats me too, but like I said above I'm having a hard time justifying it at the moment once I get to a situation where I need a fly-er and a surf-er.

Those who have finished: I've noticed that grass isn't really a "necessary" type in BW, is this true?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 19, 2011, 01:02:13 PM
Well, I've beaten the main story of Black, and now rather than exploring the rest of Unova, I'm training new pokemon for a cool endgame team.  The plan right now is:

Excadrill
Galvantula
Carracosta
Hydreigon
Chandelure (from old team)
Sawk (from old team)

Man there are just so many cool pokemon I want to use...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 20, 2011, 09:09:08 AM
I'm seriously considering picking up Black as well. Is it worth it?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 20, 2011, 09:33:25 AM
I've got this for my team:

Liepard
Cinncino
Samurott
Chandelier
Traded from my other game: Vaporeon + Persian

I'm a beast.  :hat
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 20, 2011, 11:13:48 AM
I'm in the city with the battle subway/sports stadium... I can't believe some of you have already finished the game.  :lol I usually only play for 20-30 minutes at a time though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 20, 2011, 11:17:53 AM
Yeah, I'm there too. My pokemans are almost at lvl 30
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 20, 2011, 11:24:07 AM
WTF  :lol Mine are like 22-23. Why am I doing so horrible at this game?

I guess I need to spend more time playing it BUT LIFE IS SO EXHAUSTING
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 20, 2011, 11:25:49 AM
I don't really try to level them up, I just like battling so I go out of my way to explore new areas and battle trainers. It results in a good amount of money, too.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 20, 2011, 11:30:47 AM
Working on hatching my own Deino. So many steps.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 20, 2011, 11:32:25 AM
I'm not happy with my team at all... maybe I should revamp it.

I really wanted to just stick with Pokemon I got in the beginning and see how powerful I could make them, but so many of the early pokemon are just complete shit.  :lol
Pignite lvl 24
Roggenrola lvl 24
Pansage lvl 23
Woobat lvl 23
Herdier lvl 23
Blitzle lvl 23
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 20, 2011, 11:38:54 AM
My team gets the job done I guess. I'm still holding out for some better ones to replace my water type and whatnot.

Servine lvl 27
Scolipede lvl 30 (badass on wheels)
Herdier lvl 25
Tympole lvl 25
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 20, 2011, 12:04:29 PM
Bitches don't know bout my Munna.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 20, 2011, 12:08:48 PM
I just evolved my Woobat so I think I'm gonna trade it out for Victini now.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 20, 2011, 01:45:55 PM
You should be able to pick your own gender and natures when eggs take 10,000+ steps to hatch.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 20, 2011, 02:02:04 PM
so what do you think are the odds of the Ice Dragon being the centerpiece if they make a 3 ga,e in this gen? (Pokemon Grey? lol)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 20, 2011, 02:50:27 PM
I think the Pokemon on Pokemon Gray should be Magikarp.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 21, 2011, 11:22:34 AM
Holy shit Volt Switch is the worst thing ever.

I think I'm gonna have to level up a buttload more before I can beat this gym.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 21, 2011, 11:25:20 AM
Holy shit Volt Switch is the worst thing ever.

I think I'm gonna have to level up a buttload more before I can beat this gym.

Yeah. Worst gym ever. Get a ground/rock type. can't use Volt switch and Aerial Ace isn't super effective
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 21, 2011, 11:34:12 AM
Read number 5
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 21, 2011, 05:31:43 PM
Read number 5

Lol yeah that Excadrill...still managed to beat it in one go but it wiped my team bar Musharna.

My team now, on Route 6:

Boldore lvl 30
Darumaka lvl 31
Musharna lvl 31
Servine lvl 31

Boldore is weak as piss when it comes to special attacks, its getting kind of annoying lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 21, 2011, 05:41:24 PM
Just evolved my Zweilous into a Hydreigon :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2011, 05:42:57 PM
I haven't been able to play for 4 or 5 days now, but I'm about to enter Victory Road whenever I get back to it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 21, 2011, 05:44:43 PM
Hydreigon looks like a total badass!



In other news, my Scolipede is pretty much the greatest. Oh what's that, you hit me with a physical attack? POISON POINT, MOTHERFUCKER
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 21, 2011, 05:54:59 PM
Flame Body on Chandelure is better.  Turn-by-turn damage AND it decreases their attack.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 21, 2011, 06:14:46 PM
Holy shit Volt Switch is the worst thing ever.

I think I'm gonna have to level up a buttload more before I can beat this gym.

Yeah. Worst gym ever. Get a ground/rock type. can't use Volt switch and Aerial Ace isn't super effective
I had no issue with it whatsoever. Maybe my team just kicks more ass.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2011, 06:16:17 PM
Holy shit Volt Switch is the worst thing ever.

I think I'm gonna have to level up a buttload more before I can beat this gym.

Yeah. Worst gym ever. Get a ground/rock type. can't use Volt switch and Aerial Ace isn't super effective
I had no issue with it whatsoever. Maybe my team just kicks more ass.

It was a pain in the ass, but I got through it alright.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 21, 2011, 06:20:29 PM
I found it pretty easy.

What I've hated the most so far is Chargestone cave.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 21, 2011, 06:25:44 PM
I had my Boldore with Rock Blast and Smack Down, so it wasn't too difficult.

Volt Switch is the most bs move ever though, it doesn't make any sense. I can't wait to get to Chargestone, will probably level Boldore 1000000000 times.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 21, 2011, 06:29:42 PM
I thought that too BUT FOR SOME REASON, ELECTRIC MOVES CAN STILL HURT IT. WTF?!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 21, 2011, 06:31:42 PM
Boldore is pure rock type, not rock/ground.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 21, 2011, 06:35:28 PM
Boldore is pure rock type, not rock/ground.
Lol yeah as above. That's what attracted me to it, its not double-y screwed when it comes to Water/Ice/Grass and has no weakness to flying. The electric thing is a bit of a pain in the ass (ie not being resistant), but Boldore does so much damage that it rarely takes more than two hits from anything lol.

During that gym, I managed to iron defense it up enough that I could resist a fair bit of the damage from Volt Switch, I think I only potioned once as a guard against a critical hit.

If it was one level higher (I think Boldore was 26 at that stage), I probably could have one-hitted all those flying turd rats and finished it easy.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 21, 2011, 06:44:47 PM
My Boldore gets KO'd with just two Volt Switches. I was fuckin around trying to get my lower level pokemon more EXP and I came SO close to beating the gym. Ah well, I know I can do it now atleast... I just wanna spread out the EXP some more.
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Post by: Riceball on March 21, 2011, 06:55:18 PM
Haven't you got Exp Share yet? IDK where I got it (forgotten lol), but if you have it on the lead dude and swap him out after a turn, the pokeman with the Exp Share gets 80% of the experience points. Its fake, but damn effective lol.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 21, 2011, 06:59:02 PM
Yeah, I do have it but I hate using it until I've beaten the game.  :lol I'm pretty weird when it comes to Pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 21, 2011, 07:09:24 PM
Haha yeah I do some weird things too, like refusing to nickname and looking at people who do with shifty eyes *puts on flame shield*.

But Exp Share is awesome, I got my Darumaka from level 15 to 24 in about 20 minutes ;D
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Post by: orcus116 on March 21, 2011, 07:12:38 PM
Exp. Share is awesome.
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Post by: ZBomber on March 21, 2011, 07:19:23 PM
Yeah, I do love Exp Share, but I kind of like prolonging the game as much as possible. Makes it more enjoyable for me for some reason, I hate beating a game quickly! That's why I tend to avoid exp share until the very end of the game.

Although with Pokemon, there's always plenty to do after you beat the main story of course.


As for nicknames.... aefnasgsdgfsgs.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 21, 2011, 07:40:41 PM
Read number 5

Woops, forgot the link: https://www.cracked.com/article_19087_the-9-most-offensive-911-references-in-pop-culture.html
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Post by: Riceball on March 21, 2011, 07:47:53 PM
Read number 5

Woops, forgot the link: https://www.cracked.com/article_19087_the-9-most-offensive-911-references-in-pop-culture.html

Hahahaha thats classic. I wonder if it was a deliberate thing?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on March 21, 2011, 08:35:49 PM
Something I'm sure you nerds have already seen, but just in case you haven't, enjoy.

Top 10 most disturbing Pokedex entries.

https://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2G7DTj/www.comicsalliance.com/2011/03/15/weirdest-pokemon-black-white/
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Post by: Volk9 on March 21, 2011, 08:54:38 PM
 :'(
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Post by: JayOctavarium on March 22, 2011, 03:20:01 AM
oh my god
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 22, 2011, 06:14:24 AM
Finally made it to the Pokemon League. My team of 6 is all level 50+. Am I ready?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 22, 2011, 06:35:06 AM
Nope.
60+ is needed, and picking your order is important too....the order in which you fight them I mean. A couple of them are pretty weak and may not even cost you a pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 22, 2011, 07:19:38 AM
Finally made it to the Pokemon League. My team of 6 is all level 50+. Am I ready?

Most definitely. I beat the game with relative ease with my guys ranging from 50-54.
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Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 22, 2011, 09:13:26 AM
I guess alot has to do with your team then.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 22, 2011, 09:43:53 AM
Are there standard places I can connect to wifi with my DS lite? I'm in a mall and trying every connection. I can still get that liberty pass thing if I connect to wifi, right?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 22, 2011, 10:16:13 AM
I believe so.
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Post by: petrucci07 on March 22, 2011, 11:57:31 AM
Restarted Yellow. Mann, This game is good.
I forgot how annoying Sand Attack, Wrap and Supersonic are though. FUCK
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 22, 2011, 05:15:40 PM
Finally made it to the Pokemon League. My team of 6 is all level 50+. Am I ready?

I beat the game with all my guys around 48-50.  You'll do fine, provided you have at least one pokemon that is super effective against them and another pokemon with a super effective move.  Its the final boss you have to really worry about.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 22, 2011, 05:59:00 PM
Are there standard places I can connect to wifi with my DS lite? I'm in a mall and trying every connection. I can still get that liberty pass thing if I connect to wifi, right?

Try Starbucks or something. You'll be the shit sitting there playing your pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 22, 2011, 07:44:07 PM
You know, at first I wasn't going to keep my dog pokemon


but then I figured, (https://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/d/d0/360Wynaut.png/180px-360Wynaut.png)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 22, 2011, 07:45:09 PM
You know, at first I wasn't going to keep my dog pokemon


but then I figured, (https://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/d/d0/360Wynaut.png/180px-360Wynaut.png)

 :lol

I'm keeping my Herdier too. I like having a strong attack pokemon in my team
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 22, 2011, 07:58:25 PM
Find a Sawk, if you are playing Black. One of the more reliable pokemon in my current team.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 22, 2011, 08:19:31 PM
Or Darumaka ;D FIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRE PUNCH BIATCH
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Post by: ZBomber on March 22, 2011, 08:25:02 PM
I made it my goal to get the 5th badge tonight.

And if I don't reach that goal, I'll kill sonata.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 22, 2011, 08:28:07 PM
I'm starting a betting pool. $5 says Sonata dies. Who's in?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 22, 2011, 09:59:18 PM
I want to get one of those wifi usb sticks so I can battle ZBomber to death because we appear to be at about the same amount of progress
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 22, 2011, 10:01:42 PM
Finally made it to the Pokemon League. My team of 6 is all level 50+. Am I ready?

I beat the game with all my guys around 48-50.  You'll do fine, provided you have at least one pokemon that is super effective against them and another pokemon with a super effective move.  Its the final boss you have to really worry about.

Basically this. Mine are 40-ish and the game's pretty easy. Having the right types and moves are what matter.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 22, 2011, 10:07:41 PM
Find a Sawk, if you are playing Black. One of the more reliable pokemon in my current team.

People like Sawk more? My Throh can take a hell of a punch and slaughters when it comes to physical attacks.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 22, 2011, 10:09:36 PM
Find a Sawk, if you are playing Black. One of the more reliable pokemon in my current team.

People like Sawk more? My Throh can take a hell of a punch and slaughters when it comes to physical attacks.
Isn't Throh only in White version? But anyway, all I really know about Throh is he is basically a walking tank and when using Bide he fucking destroys.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 22, 2011, 10:11:22 PM
Nope. You can get both in both versions. They appear in the shaking grass of the areas where you can find the other one at 5%.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 22, 2011, 10:12:34 PM
Oh, I was not aware of this. So far I've only seen one Sawk, who I have claimed as my own.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 22, 2011, 10:14:10 PM
I was actually wondering, what is everyone's main source of information? I swear by Marriland though I sometimes check with Serebii i I'm not sure. Some people only swear by Bulbapedia but it's kind of hard to navigate.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 22, 2011, 10:24:47 PM
I want to get one of those wifi usb sticks so I can battle ZBomber to death because we appear to be at about the same amount of progress

DO IT YOU PUSSY

https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-802-11N-Network-Adapter-Noteook/dp/B00333AWTA/ref=dp_cp_ob_vg_title_0
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 22, 2011, 10:25:27 PM
I was actually wondering, what is everyone's main source of information? I swear by Marriland though I sometimes check with Serebii i I'm not sure. Some people only swear by Bulbapedia but it's kind of hard to navigate.

I like bulbapedia. It's slower than a pile of...slow things sometimes though
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 22, 2011, 10:55:08 PM
I was actually wondering, what is everyone's main source of information? I swear by Marriland though I sometimes check with Serebii i I'm not sure. Some people only swear by Bulbapedia but it's kind of hard to navigate.

I like bulbapedia. It's slower than a pile of...slow things sometimes though

This, although I used Marriland for when I was stuck in some caves.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 23, 2011, 12:08:56 AM
I don't really use any of the websites. I've used bulbapedia once or twice (like to check what moves pansage learns so I knew when to use the leaf stone) but other than that I like to discover everything on my own.

Maybe that's why I'm so far behind.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 23, 2011, 12:39:40 AM
I used to be like that, which I think is better, but the onslaught of natures, the right moveset, and all that kinda made me wanna check on getting "the perfect team" as my main priority. Plus after beating Diamond I spent so much time hand crafting teams from breeding that that is my main goal in these games instead of following the story.
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Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 23, 2011, 05:35:38 AM
It's maryland for me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 23, 2011, 08:07:40 AM
Bulbapedia for me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Genowyn on March 23, 2011, 08:09:51 AM
I was actually wondering, what is everyone's main source of information? I swear by Marriland though I sometimes check with Serebii i I'm not sure. Some people only swear by Bulbapedia but it's kind of hard to navigate.

You use Serebii and say that Bulbapedia is hard to navigate?  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 23, 2011, 08:12:25 AM
Serebii looks like it was designed by someone who hates Pokemon fans and wants to see them suffer.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 23, 2011, 09:47:42 AM
I use serebii to check out moves, locations, EVs, egg moves and such.  For walkthroughs I've just used Gamefaqs, but that Marriland site Orcus linked to was pretty good.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 23, 2011, 10:08:43 AM
Just beat the game last night, only to realize that there is probably more end game content than there is main game content :lol

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Post by: orcus116 on March 23, 2011, 10:15:09 AM
Oh there most definitely is.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 23, 2011, 10:20:04 AM
Yea, it's very overwhelming. I have no idea where to start.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on March 23, 2011, 11:02:31 AM
Elaborate please? That was what I always disliked about Red/Blue and Gold/Silver, that as soon as you beat the Elite Four, there wasn't much else to do.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 23, 2011, 11:48:23 AM
the seven sages
I think there's another country to open, a bunch of adventures that get activated by legendaries being traded to it...INCLUDING catching Zoroark. And then there's DreamWorld.......or whatever it's called on the engrish version.

You need the manaphy egg from Ranger-Guardian Signs for something I think too...and the three shiny legendaries given out at the game stop give aways do something as well.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 23, 2011, 01:44:31 PM
So what's the deal with these wings. Like, the "genius wing" or the "Muscle Wing". Can I just keep getting them and giving them to a Pokemon to buff out one of their stats?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 23, 2011, 01:51:39 PM
Yeah, they give your pokemon 1 EV in a certain stat.
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Post by: lateralus88 on March 23, 2011, 01:55:54 PM
Yeah, I just noticed that. Fuck it, it's going to take way too long to do that. It's like cheap EV training from what I'm reading.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 23, 2011, 02:15:45 PM
I must admit that EV's and IV's are one thing I don't really care to learn about. I mean I like breeding some great teams but that stuff makes my head spin.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 23, 2011, 02:41:50 PM
I must admit that EV's and IV's are one thing I don't really care to learn about. I mean I like breeding some great teams but that stuff makes my head spin.

It's pretty simple really.

Some pokemon have an EV yield (https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Deino_(Pok%C3%A9mon) in the bar to the right, look to the bottom for example)

For every 4 EV points you get in a certain stat, it raises that stat one point. Deino's EV wield is 1 in Attack. So if you fight four Deinos, you'll gain one attack point.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 23, 2011, 05:44:06 PM
So whats an IV then? I didn't know about these "IVs" that you alledge exist...

Up to Chargestone Cave now, caught a Joltik for my team; I'm thinking the Bug/Electric has gotta come in for something right?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 23, 2011, 05:45:01 PM
Chargestone cave is the worst thing known to man.
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Post by: skydivingninja on March 23, 2011, 05:51:12 PM
Shut up its awesome, or maybe you should've caught an awesome sandile when you had the chance.

Riceball: IVs are individual values.  They're the reason stats are different between pokemon.  Each stat gets a value between 0 and 31.  The higher the IV, the higher the stat will be.  There's some equation that determines what the actual value of a stat will be, involving a pokemon's base stats, IVs, EVs, and level.  You know that little descriptor pokemon have now like "Likes to Thrash About?"  Those tell you its highest stat, and there are five possible values that stat's IV could be.  For example, I have a Galvantula that Likes to Run.  So speed is its highest stat, and the highest IV possible is 28.  Talking to the IV guy, who says its speed is fantastic, I can conclude that it has a 28 Speed IV, so it'll be pretty darn fast.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 23, 2011, 08:55:15 PM
Chargestone cave is the worst thing known to man.

Yeah, it was pretty irritating. Seriously. Screw those Klinks.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 23, 2011, 09:18:30 PM
Sawk ate those things for breakfast.
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Post by: Rina on March 23, 2011, 09:20:43 PM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-


Just KO'd that tornado guy.  :facepalm:

Me: Oh, he can handle a- WTFCRITICALHIT?!?!?

-Siiiiiiigh-

Elite Four time then..... :yeahright
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 23, 2011, 10:26:05 PM
Sawk ate those things for breakfast.

I think my Darumaka and its fire punch would like a word with you
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 23, 2011, 11:03:43 PM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-


Just KO'd that tornado guy.  :facepalm:

Me: Oh, he can handle a- WTFCRITICALHIT?!?!?

-Siiiiiiigh-

Elite Four time then..... :yeahright
Not to worry. He comes back once you defeat the E4.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 24, 2011, 05:56:53 AM
I still haven't run into Tornadus.  Are there any routes he tends to hang out around?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 24, 2011, 06:19:34 AM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-


Just KO'd that tornado guy.  :facepalm:

Me: Oh, he can handle a- WTFCRITICALHIT?!?!?

-Siiiiiiigh-

Elite Four time then..... :yeahright
Not to worry. He comes back once you defeat the E4.

Hence my "Elite Four time then..." comment.  :P


Nah, you hear about him on route 7 after you get all the badges, then he's usually in the North area at night.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 24, 2011, 06:22:12 AM
Not to worry. He comes back once you defeat the E4.
Do you have you kill off ITV as well?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 24, 2011, 08:46:47 AM
So my team is really shaping out nicely. Zebstrike is a beast, glad I stuck with him.

EDIT - Chris, buy this and battle me you fuck. It's like 3 dollars. You only have to pay 3 dollars to get your ass kicked, that's awesome
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00333AWTA/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d1_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=00YPGRNHY4DQKK6VH27Z&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 24, 2011, 10:34:27 AM
I think he is.  I am too.  Anyone want to challenge my level 100 Rain Dance team on Platinum?  :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 24, 2011, 11:05:53 AM
The furthest I got in Diamond was 65... I couldn't imagine getting up to level 100.

Actually, I think the highest I've ever gotten in any Pokemon game (without rare candies, of course) was 80 something in silver.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 24, 2011, 11:06:45 AM
I think he is.  I am too.  Anyone want to challenge my level 100 Rain Dance team on Platinum?  :metal

do you think your wu-tan style.....can defeat me!!


100 - Rayquaza
100 - Tyranatar
100 - Tyranatar
100 - Gyrarados
100 - Mew2
100 - Mew

All but one of the Tyranatars were raised by me to the high 80's and rare candied the rest of the way.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 24, 2011, 11:31:32 AM
I think he is.  I am too.  Anyone want to challenge my level 100 Rain Dance team on Platinum?  :metal

do you think your wu-tan style.....can defeat me!!


100 - Rayquaza
100 - Tyranatar
100 - Tyranatar
100 - Gyrarados
100 - Mew2
100 - Mew

All but one of the Tyranatars were raised by me to the high 80's and rare candied the rest of the way.


Rina: Is using rare candies less effective?

(Also, I don't have a cheat thingy anymore like when I was a kid, lol, so how do I get these "rare candies" you speaks of. :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 24, 2011, 11:39:13 AM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure rare candied pokemon are less powerful than ones that are naturally leveled. Actually, I don't think I've used a rare candy since the original gen.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 24, 2011, 11:41:54 AM
Yeah, it's better to actually battle to level up, as you gain those EV points I mentioned earlier. If you use rare candies that's all well and good but your pokemon will be much stronger if you do it the old fashioned way.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 24, 2011, 11:58:22 AM
once you've maxed out certain stats from raising them wrong...like I did..you just rare candy them the rest of the way.

I use flash carts, and multiple save files of Heart Gold to level up my gang. I have a HG save file that I found online it has 999 of every single item in the game. It also had some legit not Game Sharked Legendaries on there. Anyhow, I would trade my gang to that DS, level them up, trade them back to the DS (and save file) I was actually using.


if you have wi-fi I we can arrange a trade time. I'll take some, level them up, and return them to you. Depending on how low they are the process can take a while.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 24, 2011, 12:03:28 PM
once you've maxed out certain stats from raising them wrong...like I did..you just rare candy them the rest of the way.

I use flash carts, and multiple save files of Heart Gold to level up my gang. I have a HG save file that I found online it has 999 of every single item in the game. It also had some legit not Game Sharked Legendaries on there. Anyhow, I would trade my gang to that DS, level them up, trade them back to the DS (and save file) I was actually using.


if you have wi-fi I we can arrange a trade time. I'll take some, level them up, and return them to you. Depending on how low they are the process can take a while.

Still Rina:

I've never done wi-fi, can I just do that from the game? I've only ever battled/traded from infrared.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 24, 2011, 12:06:42 PM
Do you have Wireless internet in your house accessible? Like...for a laptop say?

That's how it's done.
I traded with Rob. Worked really well.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 24, 2011, 12:07:43 PM
Do you have Wireless internet in your house accessible? Like...for a laptop say?

That's how it's done.
I traded with Rob. Worked really well.

I do. (At Volk's house atm though)

So I can just do the wifi settings on the actual DS and then that's it?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 24, 2011, 12:11:07 PM
Correction: If you use rare candies before your pokemon's EV points are filled (all 510), then you won't get those extra bonuses.  Once they are filled, however, you can rare candy up as much as you like and you'll get the stat boosts.

@Ytse: Dude that team is SO OU illegal.  If you want to do an ubers match though I can oblige you as soon as I train up this here Palkia...

@ZBomber: Two words: Action Replay.  A bajillion rare candies and EV vitamins for your training convenience. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on March 24, 2011, 12:25:19 PM
I'm pretty sure now in black and white versions you can get EV points still after getting to level 100, so that might be a way to go.


also,

>got fly
>no flying pokemon
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 24, 2011, 12:26:56 PM
I'm pretty sure now in black and white versions you can get EV points still after getting to level 100, so that might be a way to go.

How do I do EV points? And do I know how many I have?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 24, 2011, 12:39:53 PM
what does OU illegal mean?
most battles will knock us down to 50's anyhow 2 on 2 like the World Championships.

So Rina.
If you'd like we can arrange a time, for Volky's too.
Also.....if you missed all the game stop shineys......

;)



i can help there as well
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 24, 2011, 12:43:28 PM
what does OU illegal mean?
most battles will knock us down to 50's anyhow 2 on 2 like the World Championships.

So Rina.
If you'd like we can arrange a time, for Volky's too.
Also.....if you missed all the game stop shineys......

;)



i can help there as well

Yay! My team is just gonna be: Chandelure, Cincinno, Liepard, Vaporeon, Persian, and Mantine.  (I'm a cat/music/water person)  :P

And yes. I missed every shiny/etc.

I wish I could get the Pokemon mentioned shiny, lol. (When's good for you? I get off work at midnight tonight)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 24, 2011, 01:02:16 PM
Ytse, do you think I could grab those shinys sometime as well? I have a flash cart but only one DS so it's kinda hard for me to trade them to mine.  :lol

Also, lucky egg is the greatest thing ever. That is all.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 24, 2011, 01:28:56 PM
what does OU illegal mean?
most battles will knock us down to 50's anyhow 2 on 2 like the World Championships.

Well, basing this on Smogon's tier system, Ubers is a tier of battling where all pokemon are legal, so naturally all the superpowerful legendaries are going to run rampant.  OU is a tier where the following pokemon are banned (they haven't made rulings on BW pokemon yet, but I'm assuming the box art pokes are banned):

Zekrom
Reshiram
Arceus
Darkrai
Giratina (both forms)
Dialga
Palkia
Shaymin-S
Manaphy
Wobbuffet
Wynaut (both banned in OU due to being annoying OP'd little bitches)
Rayquaza
Groudon
Kyogre
Latios
Latias
Deoxys (all forms, IIRC)
Ho-Oh
Lugia
Mewtwo
Mew
Garchomp (Banned from OU because it pretty much warped the metagame to an unfun state)
Salamence (Banned for essentially taking Garchomp's place, even though I don't think this one was entirely justified)

These are the pokemon who are OverUsed: https://www.smogon.com/dp/tiers/ou
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 24, 2011, 01:38:00 PM
What is it that these Pokemon aren't allowed or legal for?  :huh:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 24, 2011, 01:42:48 PM
Professional events.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 24, 2011, 01:55:58 PM
What's wrong with Garchomp?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 24, 2011, 02:05:34 PM
He's pretty much a legendary that's not a legendary. I loved him in my Diamond.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 24, 2011, 02:09:38 PM
I EV'd one in HeartGold and transferred it to White. He's a complete badass, and now that I think about it I can understand why he's banned  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 24, 2011, 02:17:55 PM
Ok, I think we'll do this one at a time obviously.
I'll take of Z first maybe because he'll be less complicated.

Where are you Rina..as in..are you eastern standard time..like same time as new york?

Midnight is tight for me, I'm an old man who gets up to work in the morning.
If you were on RIGHT at midnight I could do it. I'll trade you the legendaries for yours. Keep yours over night and trade them back to you the following night....
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 24, 2011, 02:35:27 PM
Thanks Ytse!

I'll be home in about an hour... I can do it any time you are free after that, just let me know.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 24, 2011, 02:56:30 PM
Professional events.

Actually, I think Nintendo events don't allow any legendaries, meaning Zapdos and the like are banned as well (don't quote me on that, though), that's just the standard ban list for using Shoddy Battle (a free online pokemon battle simulator.  Fun as hell, too!)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 24, 2011, 02:57:13 PM
Not to worry. He comes back once you defeat the E4.
Do you have you kill off ITV as well?
The ITV2+1, but close enough.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 24, 2011, 03:33:54 PM
Professional events.

Actually, I think Nintendo events don't allow any legendaries, meaning Zapdos and the like are banned as well (don't quote me on that, though), that's just the standard ban list for using Shoddy Battle (a free online pokemon battle simulator.  Fun as hell, too!)

I'm pretty sure you're right. I never did any of the official Nintendo events though.... although I did win a tournament for the card game back in 01 or so.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 24, 2011, 06:42:56 PM
I'm getting to the point now where I'm starting to ponder my team for post-game and beyond. My plan is to exclusively use B/W pokemans to make an awesome team capable of Charlie Sheen-ing. At present this is what I have:

Galavantula lvl 36 (got one with awesome speed and sp. at. + agility + Electro Ball = dead)
Darmanitan lvl 35 (Sheer Force & Fire Punch)
Musharna lvl 34 (can one-hit basically anything with psybeam at this early stage of the game lol)
Servine lvl 34 (meh)
Boldore lvl 33 (potential, but kind of meh)

In an ideal world, what is the forum's suggestion as to the next steps? I'm pretty much set on 1, 2 and 3; the others are disposable lol. I haven't ever tried to make an epic team to battle people with, so any help would be appreciated :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Volk9 on March 24, 2011, 07:03:49 PM
Ok, I think we'll do this one at a time obviously.
I'll take of Z first maybe because he'll be less complicated.

Where are you Rina..as in..are you eastern standard time..like same time as new york?

Midnight is tight for me, I'm an old man who gets up to work in the morning.
If you were on RIGHT at midnight I could do it. I'll trade you the legendaries for yours. Keep yours over night and trade them back to you the following night....

I can do it now actually, or in a few hours.  :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 24, 2011, 07:12:16 PM
Riceball: Hm...its fairly balanced right now, but you're right, those last two members could be replaced with better ones.  Whimsicott could be a good replacement grass type.  It has an ability that gives non attack moves like leech seed priority, and can hit Seismitoad and Swampert with Grass Knot or Energy ball.  I'd say you also need a dedicated fighting type like Sawk or Throh, or Conkledurr if someone wants to trade with you, for breaking big special walls, and as an added counter to steel, rock, normal, and dark types.  Someone who can at least use an ice attack would be beneficial as well, especially when you have to go against the dragon gym.  Maybe a Jellicent with Scald and Ice Beam?  This way you have three special sweepers, two physical ones, and an annoyer.  Pretty good mix for an in-game team, I think.  

I also can't stress the greatness of Krookodile enough in the main game if you have a place for him.  He's bulky with great attack and moves.  Bulk Up/Rock Slide/Crunch/Earthquake is just so great.

How's Darmanitan working out for you?  He looked cool, but I really wanted to use a Chandelure.  Might use him if/when I buy White.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 24, 2011, 07:18:20 PM
Scald is a pretty awesome move.  :metal

My team is mostly because of silly girlish reasons, not because they're particularly great.

Mantine = Manta Ray (my favorite animal) and water type (usually the only type I like/use because I am a scuba diver and I'm doin' it right)
Persian = It's a kitty. And therefore I must have it. Also, the Phantom of the Opera had a siamese cat.
Liepard = It's a kitty. And this is reminding me of those cat-photo-shops.  :lol
Vaporeon = Because it's freakishly awesome.   :metal
Cincinno = It has some cool music-moves, like echo voice (surprisingly useful) and it's a freaking cinchilla and you just can't turn that down.
Chandelure = It's a ghost (Opera Ghost - AHAHAHAH LIKE PHANTOM OLOLOLOL) and c'mon...chandliers + Phantom go hand in hand.

At least they all have something good about their stats that makes up for my girliness.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 24, 2011, 08:00:53 PM
Riceball: Hm...its fairly balanced right now, but you're right, those last two members could be replaced with better ones.  Whimsicott could be a good replacement grass type.  It has an ability that gives non attack moves like leech seed priority, and can hit Seismitoad and Swampert with Grass Knot or Energy ball.  I'd say you also need a dedicated fighting type like Sawk or Throh, or Conkledurr if someone wants to trade with you, for breaking big special walls, and as an added counter to steel, rock, normal, and dark types.  Someone who can at least use an ice attack would be beneficial as well, especially when you have to go against the dragon gym.  Maybe a Jellicent with Scald and Ice Beam?  This way you have three special sweepers, two physical ones, and an annoyer.  Pretty good mix for an in-game team, I think.  

I also can't stress the greatness of Krookodile enough in the main game if you have a place for him.  He's bulky with great attack and moves.  Bulk Up/Rock Slide/Crunch/Earthquake is just so great.

How's Darmanitan working out for you?  He looked cool, but I really wanted to use a Chandelure.  Might use him if/when I buy White.

Thanks for the suggestions! I was thinking about going for a Krookodile as a replacement for Boldore/Gigalith; you have convinced me sage.

Darmanitan is the sex. As long as he doesn't take too many hits in a battle (it normally doesn't because of its speed & attack stats, plus now with Sheer Power attacks do 30% more :biggrin:) I'm quite confident it could take out an entire team. I'm so glad it doesn't have Zen Mode that would really suck. My moveset atm is Work Up/Fire Punch/Flare Blitz/Hammer Arm.

So, in summary, the good and bad I've found so far:

Good
Fairly high speed stat relative to its weakness-types means it generally attacks first.
Ridiculous attack stat means it ploughs through everything, even water types (I took out Bianca's Oshathingo in one hit with a Fire Punch lol).
High HP means attacks like Flare Blitz don't cripple.
Belly Drum, which I mistakenly didn't learn, would make the above even more win.

Bad
Very fragile, if it takes 3+ hits its normally good night.
Its a bit one-dimensional, although the high attack stat makes up for this somewhat.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 24, 2011, 08:41:33 PM
I'm getting to the point now where I'm starting to ponder my team for post-game and beyond. My plan is to exclusively use B/W pokemans to make an awesome team capable of Charlie Sheen-ing. At present this is what I have:

Galavantula lvl 36 (got one with awesome speed and sp. at. + agility + Electro Ball = dead)
Darmanitan lvl 35 (Sheer Force & Fire Punch)
Musharna lvl 34 (can one-hit basically anything with psybeam at this early stage of the game lol)
Servine lvl 34 (meh)
Boldore lvl 33 (potential, but kind of meh)

In an ideal world, what is the forum's suggestion as to the next steps? I'm pretty much set on 1, 2 and 3; the others are disposable lol. I haven't ever tried to make an epic team to battle people with, so any help would be appreciated :tup
Would possibly recommend that, as cool as Electro Ball is, you drop it in favour of Thunder as soon as you can. Compoundeyes bolsters Thunder's accuracy to 90-something - very, very respectable - and it's reliable. The problem with Electro Ball, is while it's absolutely killer on a pokemon with a speed stat as high as Galvantula's, most of the more lethal threats will also be prioritising speed... so it's likely to let you down when you most desperately need a killer move.

Grand pokemon, though. Galvy, Darwin and Mush are all ace. Servine and Boldore I don't really know about, but when considering new additions, I know Fighting's meant to be a pretty crucial type this gen. Conkeldurr is supposedly about as lethal as they come - earthshatteringly strong - but Mienfoo / Mienshao are both stellar too if you can wait till they appear. Plus they look less, well, ridiculous.

Steel's a good type. I've got an Excadrill which is one of my MVPs, and ghostwise I've heard nowt but good things about Jellicent.

I dunno. There are loads of contenders. Some very nifty new fellas knocking about this gen.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 24, 2011, 08:42:32 PM
Get a Deino when you can. Hydreigon is unstoppable. I also just evolved my Larvesta into Volcarona. I have never seen Special Attack jump so high in my light. It went from 88 to 200 in one level.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 24, 2011, 08:45:28 PM
Oh excadrill.  Apparently he DEFINES the new gen competitive metagame.  Every team must have a strategy revolving either around your excadrill kicking every ass within a thousand miles or their excadrill dying a horrible death.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 24, 2011, 09:35:37 PM
Volcarona

I had thought about getting one of these, but Im a bit uneasy having two bug-types in my team; plus I've got the fire already covered (although that sp attack is mighty attractive...)

Jellicent

I think I'm gonna go for this, haven't tried using a ghost for a while and I reckon this guy would be a good support member. Might sub out Servine for this.

Deino

Interesting. I had thought about it, but IDK looks like a lot of work. Obviously pays off in the end though :biggrin:

Excadrill

The fact that everyone uses him is an immediate turn-off for me. I like going for more left-field choices when developing a team. However, seeing as I'm trying to build up a team capable of competing, it could be necessary.

Thanks for all your help guys! :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 24, 2011, 09:39:23 PM
Statwise Volcarona is one of the strongest pokemon in the game. I highly recommend you ditch both fire and bug pokemon and use that.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2011, 09:52:35 PM
Current lineup-

Virizion, lv 53
Cobalion, lv 54
Reshiram, lv 53
Musharna, lv 54
Zweilous, lv 50
Undecided

I just dropped my Swanna realizing it would be too weak for the team going forward, but I'm not sure what I'll put in its place. I'll probably catch something wild and decide I like it and go with that.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 24, 2011, 09:53:43 PM
I can't use legendaries in a team I'm using. I feel so dirty.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on March 24, 2011, 09:56:23 PM
I can't use legendaries in a team I'm using. I feel so dirty.

Seconded. Legendaries are far too OP for my liking.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 25, 2011, 05:43:46 AM
Excadrill

The fact that everyone uses him is an immediate turn-off for me. I like going for more left-field choices when developing a team. However, seeing as I'm trying to build up a team capable of competing, it could be necessary.
No, I'm totally with you on that. Absolutely hate when something is a "de facto" choice. I only stick by mine because I didn't know how popular it was when I first got it. Much better to be a little off-kilter and do your own individual thing than stick to tried and tested formulae.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 25, 2011, 06:25:19 AM
I can't use legendaries in a team I'm using. I feel so dirty.

This, with the one exception of Victini for my playthrough this time. He really didn't feel like a legendary to me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 25, 2011, 07:43:24 AM
Well what a pisser.
Z and I tried everything last night to get connected and nothing worked.
Two different DS's cards etc etc. Big time bummer. Not sure why it worked with Rob and not him.

Anyhow, Rina.....I'm going to the Sens v. Caps game tonight, but I'll be around late so I can pm you later if you'll be on. What do you want besides the 4 game stop ones (if we can manage to get hooked up) a Darkrai and a Manaphy maybe too?

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 25, 2011, 07:59:37 AM
Well what a pisser.
Z and I tried everything last night to get connected and nothing worked.
Two different DS's cards etc etc. Big time bummer. Not sure why it worked with Rob and not him.

Anyhow, Rina.....I'm going to the Sens v. Caps game tonight, but I'll be around late so I can pm you later if you'll be on. What do you want besides the 4 game stop ones (if we can manage to get hooked up) a Darkrai and a Manaphy maybe too?



Sure that'd be awesome.  :heart

Do you have an Eevee + Water stone I can have? I don't have a second DS to use to get my Vaporeon from my other game onto this one. (Likewise with my Persian and Mantine)

I'd offer you something too but...er....  :blush  -is avid about completing Pokedex but doesn't ever keep anything-
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 25, 2011, 08:11:56 AM
You can have the eevee or you can just have the completed vaporeon...you want any of the other evee evolutions? Those Umbreons are just plane nasty to battle.

No worries on sending stuff back to me.
My big concern is which game I'm trading too....Im not sure I can trade to Black from HG. I certainly couldn't get it to work with Z and he was using Diamond or Pearl I think.

Very frustrating.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 25, 2011, 08:13:18 AM
You can have the eevee or you can just have the completed vaporeon...you want any of the other evee evolutions? Those Umbreons are just plane nasty to battle.

No worries on sending stuff back to me.
My big concern is which game I'm trading too....Im not sure I can trade to Black from HG. I certainly couldn't get it to work with Z and he was using Diamond or Pearl I think.

Very frustrating.

I have a HG version, then maybe from there I can use a local DS from a friend to move them into my Black version?

(Sure, Eevee evolutions are always fun)  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 25, 2011, 09:36:04 AM
Ok.
Vaporeon
and maybe an umbreon or esperon

if IF we get it to work, I'll need your crew overnight so "rare candy" them up
it's just a matter of sitting there hitting the button over and over but it takes a while
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 25, 2011, 09:39:06 AM
Ok.
Vaporeon
and maybe an umbreon or esperon

if IF we get it to work, I'll need your crew overnight so "rare candy" them up
it's just a matter of sitting there hitting the button over and over but it takes a while

(And if you can get a Persian + Mantine that'd be awesome too)  :heart

We shall attempt a HG and Black crossover then?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 25, 2011, 10:05:23 AM
We can try that first.
And then a straight HG to HG....I believe we need to be in the room in the basement of the pokemart or center. The nintendo wi-fi union club room I believe.

Z and I tried nine ways from Sunday....and had no luck.
Rob and I clicked right away.

weird.

I don't have either of those other two you asked for.

Anybody catch a Wailmer and up it to a Wailord yet in Black or White? As a card in the deck they're both HUGE...I wonder in the game if they're as beastly. I caught a Wailord in the japanese black but never leveled it up.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 25, 2011, 10:06:53 AM
....


Ufg. :lol

I went to the room UPSTAIRS in the poke center. Wow. I am an idiot. Sorry for wasting your time Ytse.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 25, 2011, 10:12:29 AM
....


Ufg. :lol

I went to the room UPSTAIRS in the poke center. Wow. I am an idiot. Sorry for wasting your time Ytse.  :lol


(https://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae120/thinkofme120/Noob.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 25, 2011, 10:25:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/NapZy.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 25, 2011, 10:39:47 AM
LMAO!!!!

no problem.....no problem

We can try again if you want.

And.
AND.
I have it so that one DS has exactly what Z needs and the other has what Rina wants.
I should be on later tonight and I'll do my best to be in here checking PM's and such.
I have Yahoo and msn if you guys want to put a face to the name.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tri.ad on March 25, 2011, 10:44:06 AM
https://i.imgur.com/NapZy.jpg

Nope.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 25, 2011, 11:27:25 AM
(https://img.pokemondb.net/artwork/heatmor.jpg)

Something about Heatmor's lowel body makes me very uncomfortable.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 25, 2011, 11:30:29 AM
I can't use legendaries in a team I'm using. I feel so dirty.

Agreed if its an in-game team.  If its competitive battling (and assuming this is Smogon OU rules here) then I'll gladly throw in a Zapdos, Celebi, Suicune, or Heatran somewhere.  As for BW non-uber legendaries, I can already tell Terrakion, Virizion, and Tornadus/Thundurus are going to get lots of love from me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 25, 2011, 11:38:44 AM
God damn, Joltik is fucking adorable.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 25, 2011, 01:19:13 PM
Im home now if either of you are, for the trades.


I'll be in and out until 6 but i'll check the pms here.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 25, 2011, 01:40:52 PM
Im home now if either of you are, for the trades.


I'll be in and out until 6 but i'll check the pms here.

Home!  :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 25, 2011, 02:06:16 PM
SWEET
I just finished with Z

LOL

ok

pm me for the right friend code I'll be using a different one for you.

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 25, 2011, 02:07:37 PM
:caffeine: Thanks ytse!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 25, 2011, 02:12:25 PM
SWEET
I just finished with Z

LOL

ok

pm me for the right friend code I'll be using a different one for you.



Nevermind. My internet and my DS refuse to cooperate. Will have to try when I'm at Volk's house and use his connection.  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 25, 2011, 02:13:33 PM
That was cool don't think I had a dew~thingy seal...


any time Rina....never keep your pokemon waiting....I actually have a few minutes to level them up and get them back to you

Found you and espeon and a vaporeon.....level 30 and 50 something. It was either those two or a level 100 Palkia/Dialga pair....

**edit**

Okie dokie

I'll be home round 10:30 tonight
and I'll be up late playing Golden Eye Wii...and fartin round on line...so PM me when you're at Volks.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 25, 2011, 04:08:03 PM
God damn, Joltik is fucking adorable.

Joltik? I fucking cry every time an opposing trainer has a Cubchoo.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 25, 2011, 05:15:14 PM
@ ZBomber

(https://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1084/snapshot20110325.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 25, 2011, 05:18:31 PM
GO HITMONLEE!!
(https://i.imgur.com/6SgRe.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 25, 2011, 05:19:49 PM
Now why would you send a fighting pokemon out against a water/psychic?  It just doesn't make any sense...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 25, 2011, 05:21:07 PM
I ALREADY SENT OUT MY IVYSAUR EARLIER

Jeez

god


fuck
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 25, 2011, 05:37:16 PM
Anyone know how you transfer the pokemans from Platinum to White?

I wanna move the Celebi over so I can get that Dark Wolf one.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 25, 2011, 06:47:48 PM
Now why would you send a fighting pokemon out against a water/psychic?  It just doesn't make any sense...
Golduck ain't psychic.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 25, 2011, 09:18:16 PM
Now why would you send a fighting pokemon out against a water/psychic?  It just doesn't make any sense...
Golduck ain't psychic.

Doesn't matter. It has psychic moves which is better than being a psychic type with none, in this case.    ;)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 25, 2011, 09:48:18 PM
home now Ri....pm if you want.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on March 25, 2011, 09:48:48 PM
home now Ri....pm if you want.

I'll be at Volk's house on Tuesday, sadly I can't go anytime sooner.  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 26, 2011, 04:20:16 AM
this is sad
(https://loled.net/wp-content/main/2011_01/1296512972241.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 26, 2011, 07:37:59 AM
dammnn......that started my Saturday morning of with some watery eyes...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: jsem on March 26, 2011, 07:41:23 AM
this is sad
(https://loled.net/wp-content/main/2011_01/1296512972241.jpg)
Aww
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 26, 2011, 09:03:32 AM
 :lol Sorry, can't take anything from ~that~ site seriously.

Also, I beat Skyla this morning. I would totally do her if I was into having sex with imaginary video game characters.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 26, 2011, 12:14:43 PM
Also, I beat Skyla this morning. I would totally do her if I was into having sex with imaginary video game characters.
You...you aren't?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 26, 2011, 12:43:06 PM
I'm more of a fan who falls for crudely drawn boobs.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 26, 2011, 12:46:47 PM
Well this thread has taken a turn for the strange.  SO HOW ABOUT THAT MUSKETEER TRIO HUH HOW AWESOME ARE THEY?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 26, 2011, 01:14:49 PM
Well this thread has taken a turn for the strange.  SO HOW ABOUT THAT MUSKETEER TRIO HUH HOW AWESOME ARE THEY?

HOW ABOUT YOU UPDATE YOUR ROULETTE
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 26, 2011, 03:17:43 PM
Okay, so rotation battles are the worst thing the Pokemon series has ever brought to the table.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: RuRoRul on March 26, 2011, 03:36:47 PM
Yeah when I played the couple that are in the game I didn't even realise what to do with them, since I didn't see how to rotate... all that happened was each turn the trainer rotated a different Pokemon into the field and then I 1-hit it with the Pokemon I had out.

I played one last night against a friend, it was a bit better. Nothing beats single battles though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 26, 2011, 04:06:25 PM
I liked the concept of Rotation Battles.  In practice though they were just sort of all right. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 26, 2011, 04:22:48 PM
I've only done two rotation battles so far, but they are far more annoying than they are fun.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on March 26, 2011, 05:20:00 PM
I've only done two rotation battles so far, but they are far more annoying than they are fun.

This is my feelings toward them
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 26, 2011, 06:33:14 PM
Ohhh, I like 'em! It's just a normal battle, 'cept switching is a free move. It's essentially battling with the difficulty up. Which would be more irritating on another game, but Pokemon's not too difficult when you're versus the CPU so it's a welcome challenge. And against an opponent, it's just a marginal rule change that allows you to both be more clever.

I dunno. I welcomed the shift. Glad it wasn't predictable. I really liked double and triple battles, too, though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 27, 2011, 02:24:05 AM
It really annoys the fuck out of me because it makes using my Musharna's "Hypnosis/Dream Eater" combo extremely complicated.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tri.ad on March 27, 2011, 03:58:48 AM
So how do you know that a battle is a rotation battle? Is it marked in a special way or something?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 27, 2011, 04:51:21 AM
Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 27, 2011, 06:01:54 AM
So how do you know that a battle is a rotation battle? Is it marked in a special way or something?
The pokemon up front has two pokemon hiding in the wings.  Plus, they're all sat on a big disc with arrows on it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 27, 2011, 08:17:53 AM
Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.

How does one teach their deino dark pulse?  Serebii didn't have any parents listed that could teach it to him.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 27, 2011, 12:04:17 PM
Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.

How does one teach their deino dark pulse?  Serebii didn't have any parents listed that could teach it to him.

One must transfer a male Ekans, Arbok or Seviper which knows Dark Pulse and breed it with a male Deino. It's a pretty lengthy process.
You want one?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2011, 12:05:41 PM
I've never breeded pokemon before, have no clue how to do it, but this is a serious question...

You can have gay breeding?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tri.ad on March 27, 2011, 12:10:25 PM
No, you can't. At least up to DPPt/HGSS, you couldn't. But I don't think that they've changed it in BW.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: jsem on March 27, 2011, 12:12:01 PM
Lol. Gay breeding in pokemon. That'd be hilarious
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 27, 2011, 12:15:12 PM
Anyone know how you transfer the pokemans from Platinum to White?

I wanna move the Celebi over so I can get that Dark Wolf one.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2011, 12:16:41 PM
Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.

How does one teach their deino dark pulse?  Serebii didn't have any parents listed that could teach it to him.

One must transfer a male Ekans, Arbok or Seviper which knows Dark Pulse and breed it with a male Deino. It's a pretty lengthy process.
You want one?

That's the only reason I had asked, it looked like he wanted to get his sodomy on.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 27, 2011, 01:55:35 PM
Oh yea. Playing Yellow on my phone... LIKE A BOSS
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 27, 2011, 02:43:59 PM
Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.

How does one teach their deino dark pulse?  Serebii didn't have any parents listed that could teach it to him.

One must transfer a male Ekans, Arbok or Seviper which knows Dark Pulse and breed it with a male Deino. It's a pretty lengthy process.
You want one?

Nah I think I can do it.  Plus I don't have cooperating internet at school. 

Nick: What Petrucci07 meant is that you need to transfer a male ekans/arbok/seviper over to BW and breed it with a FEMALE Deino. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 28, 2011, 05:01:11 AM
Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.

yes...but I levelled it all the way up...sorry.
I can check those save files i have...there may be one on there. What's the OT say? I can't remember.


Anyone trade from HG into B r W yet?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 28, 2011, 07:10:03 AM
Anyone trade from HG into B r W yet?

Quad and I asked that a couple posts back, but no one has responded so I'm assuming no.  :-\

I still want to finish the game before I send over pokemon, but it would be nice to know how to do it, especially for the Celebi thing.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 28, 2011, 07:26:18 AM
the only thing I remember from the japanese version is that building where you can send pokemon FROM black/white out. If they're holding something, they lose it, and they can't be brought back...which concerns me.  I was able to bring pokemon in that I caught in DreamWorld...whatever they're calling it now. And they voted online for the most popular one they'd let people have on DreamWorld in a give away and we all got an Arceus. (lv.100) with Judgment.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 28, 2011, 08:34:24 AM
Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.

yes...but I levelled it all the way up...sorry.
I can check those save files i have...there may be one on there. What's the OT say? I can't remember.
I OT was FAL2010. I think it was this one: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_event_Pok%C3%A9mon_in_2010#English_Autumn_2010_Mew

Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.

How does one teach their deino dark pulse?  Serebii didn't have any parents listed that could teach it to him.

One must transfer a male Ekans, Arbok or Seviper which knows Dark Pulse and breed it with a male Deino. It's a pretty lengthy process.
You want one?

Nah I think I can do it.  Plus I don't have cooperating internet at school. 

Nick: What Petrucci07 meant is that you need to transfer a male ekans/arbok/seviper over to BW and breed it with a FEMALE Deino. 

Yeah, that's what I meant  :lol bad typo. Brought up an interesting subject though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 28, 2011, 08:47:05 AM
I'll check tonight.
If I got one, it's all yours.
Should be a level 50 i think
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 28, 2011, 11:32:48 AM
I got the internet set up.  I'll check to see if it works shortly.  But here's my friend code: 1119 9758 1954

EDIT: It works!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 28, 2011, 11:50:39 AM
I'll check tonight.
If I got one, it's all yours.
Should be a level 50 i think

That'd be great, thanks Ytse  :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on March 28, 2011, 01:10:06 PM
I feel sad... I'm still poor and can't buy the game  :'(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 28, 2011, 03:16:57 PM
I feel sad... I'm still poor and can't buy the game  :'(

Look on the bright side: this reminded me of you.

(https://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa328/EyeKanFly2/sprites/009.gif)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 29, 2011, 05:30:17 AM
Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.

Hey, I think I want one of these now if you're still giving them away.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on March 29, 2011, 06:02:28 AM
Mike I figured it out, it's a specific process for the three dogs and celebi so I'll explain it to you later when we have our mandate listening to Blackfield.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 29, 2011, 09:20:29 AM
Mike I figured it out, it's a specific process for the three dogs and celebi so I'll explain it to you later when we have our mandate listening to Blackfield.

 :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 29, 2011, 09:40:31 AM
Did anyone get the 10th Anniversary Mew event last year, and if so are they willing to trade me it? I'm breeding Modest Dark Pulse Deinos at the moment, if they're any good to anyone.

Hey, I think I want one of these now if you're still giving them away.

...what can you offer?  :hat
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 29, 2011, 10:32:08 AM
Um...what do you need?  I can get Jolly Larvitars with Pursuit (or Dragon dance), adamant tirtougas, Chimchars, Piplups, Oshawotts, Mudkipz, Charmanders, just give me a general idea or a good guess, those are just off the top of my head.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 29, 2011, 10:39:43 AM
OO could I have a piplup? and are you free now?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 29, 2011, 10:41:58 AM
I'm gonna actually need to GET the piplup first (have a female empoleon).  I'm about to head to lunch and then I'll be studying for a while but I'll probably have it by tonight.  Any specific nature or move you want?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 29, 2011, 10:45:11 AM
Not particularly, I enjoy doing that kind of thing myself. Do you have any spare Power items though? If not, it's cool, but I'd really appreciate one of those.

EDIT: Hey ZBomber, would you mind putting my Friend Code in the OP? It's for White, and it's 3825-7753-8750.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 29, 2011, 11:20:48 AM
sorry I only got the one.
i got a bunch of japanese mew's though
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 29, 2011, 11:52:55 AM
EDIT: Hey ZBomber, would you mind putting my Friend Code in the OP? It's for White, and it's 3825-7753-8750.

Done.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 29, 2011, 12:24:38 PM
sorry I only got the one.
i got a bunch of japanese mew's though

That sounds even cooler! Could I have one of those please?

EDIT: Hey ZBomber, would you mind putting my Friend Code in the OP? It's for White, and it's 3825-7753-8750.

Done.

Thanks man :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 29, 2011, 12:40:30 PM
Sorry Petrucci, I don't have any of the power items in Black.  I have a bajillion of them in Platinum though...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 29, 2011, 12:47:46 PM
Sorry Petrucci, I don't have any of the power items in Black.  I have a bajillion of them in Platinum though...

Don't worry about it  :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 29, 2011, 02:39:06 PM
God I wish they let us transfer items to black.  Just ban TMs, not held items/medicine/master balls! :(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 30, 2011, 05:06:07 AM
Sure.
Japanese Mews for EVERYONE!!!!

lol.

I got six I think.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 30, 2011, 09:31:09 AM
Petrucci, I got a Piplup for you.  AND it knows Agility!  Let me know when you'll be on!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 30, 2011, 09:45:46 AM
I guess Rina an Volk were trad'n something else last night......

;)

just pm me whenver you're ready Ri.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 30, 2011, 01:07:45 PM
Sure.
Japanese Mews for EVERYONE!!!!

lol.

I got six I think.
I might have to ask for one of them thar Mews, if it's not a problem? On a scale from one to badical, it'd be badical.

Are they on HGSS or Black and White?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: lateralus88 on March 30, 2011, 01:16:51 PM
I guess Rina an Volk were trad'n something else last night......

;)
What? Do you mean Yugioh cards?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 30, 2011, 05:36:02 PM
Sure.
Japanese Mews for EVERYONE!!!!

lol.

I got six I think.
I might have to ask for one of them thar Mews, if it's not a problem? On a scale from one to badical, it'd be badical.

Are they on HGSS or Black and White?

HG

I'll be on later this evening.
3 hrs from now will be ideal I think if anyone is around I'll check my pm's.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 30, 2011, 05:37:01 PM
Caught Thundurous with one Ultra Ball lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 30, 2011, 05:40:25 PM
Caught Thundurous with one Ultra Ball lol

I just ran into him, threw a quick ball on my first move, and caught him I was shocked.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on March 30, 2011, 05:42:13 PM
Yeah so much for that 3 catch rate.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 30, 2011, 05:51:41 PM
I've been really lucky this game. The first time I encountered Victini, I used like 30 great balls and didn't catch him. Reset, went back, threw a quick ball on first turn and got him.  :lol

I think I'm just gonna stock up on quick balls from now on.

Also what should I use my master ball on?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 30, 2011, 05:57:32 PM
I used it on Reshiram, thinking I could just check its nature and restart the game until I got a good one.  Unfortunately the game doesn't put you in a position to check its nature until after you beat the game and the game saves itself...when its too late.  So I am the greatest fool in the world.   :facepalm:

Also, where does one buy quick balls?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 30, 2011, 06:00:37 PM
I used it on Reshiram, thinking I could just check its nature and restart the game until I got a good one.  Unfortunately the game doesn't put you in a position to check its nature until after you beat the game and the game saves itself...when its too late.  So I am the greatest fool in the world.   :facepalm:

Also, where does one buy quick balls?

The store on route 9 I think.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 31, 2011, 01:43:42 AM
Yep

Beat the Elite Four last night. Currently in N's castle.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 31, 2011, 05:03:24 AM
I must have just missed you Rob.
Sorry.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 31, 2011, 08:48:31 AM
Petrucci, I got a Piplup for you.  AND it knows Agility!  Let me know when you'll be on!

Just to reiterate, Mr. 07.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 10:56:58 AM
Petrucci, I got a Piplup for you.  AND it knows Agility!  Let me know when you'll be on!

Just to reiterate, Mr. 07.

Oh brilliant! Thanks man. Sorry about the delay, had a school concert last night, couldn't get online. I can be on in about an about an hour and a half?
Plus, called me Joe, I friggin' hate my username. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 10:58:11 AM
Sure.
Japanese Mews for EVERYONE!!!!

lol.

I got six I think.

What would you like in exchange? and when would be a good time to trade?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 31, 2011, 11:03:08 AM
Petrucci, I got a Piplup for you.  AND it knows Agility!  Let me know when you'll be on!

Just to reiterate, Mr. 07.

Oh brilliant! Thanks man. Sorry about the delay, had a school concert last night, couldn't get online. I can be on in about an about an hour and a half?
Plus, called me Joe, I friggin' hate my username. 

Works for me Joe!  Here's my friend code: 1119 9758 1954 (If you could put that in the OP for me Zed Bomber it would be LOVELY)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 11:05:12 AM
Petrucci, I got a Piplup for you.  AND it knows Agility!  Let me know when you'll be on!

Just to reiterate, Mr. 07.

Oh brilliant! Thanks man. Sorry about the delay, had a school concert last night, couldn't get online. I can be on in about an about an hour and a half?
Plus, called me Joe, I friggin' hate my username. 

Works for me Joe!  Here's my friend code: 1119 9758 1954 (If you could put that in the OP for me Zed Bomber it would be LOVELY)

I have a feeling it's already there, as that's the same one I added to my Pal Pad in preparation for our trade. My FC is also in the OP, btw.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 31, 2011, 11:27:04 AM
I must have just missed you Rob.
Sorry.
Seems like it!

D:

It's no problem. Gives me more time to find something to give you.

What would you like? Items I can get you quite a few of. I've got a lot of points at the Battle Frontier, so I could get you something rare from there, for instance. I don't know if I can find any Pokemon of similar quality to what you're offering but I can try and find something really nifty if you'd like. Or something you need to trade to evolve!

OR! Do you have a Feebas or Milotic, yet? They're dead rare and I've got tonnes of 'em.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 31, 2011, 11:28:25 AM
Sure.
Japanese Mews for EVERYONE!!!!

lol.

I got six I think.

What would you like in exchange? and when would be a good time to trade?

evenings...or late at night easter time. Im in Ottawa Canada so...

as for what I'd like..I have most of the legendaries...I dunno...something rare and interesting. People are rarely willing to trade away their shineys so I won't even bother asking but something neat. Bring five or six, and I'll bring some other goodies too.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 12:17:55 PM
Sure.
Japanese Mews for EVERYONE!!!!

lol.

I got six I think.

What would you like in exchange? and when would be a good time to trade?

evenings...or late at night easter time. Im in Ottawa Canada so...

as for what I'd like..I have most of the legendaries...I dunno...something rare and interesting. People are rarely willing to trade away their shineys so I won't even bother asking but something neat. Bring five or six, and I'll bring some other goodies too.

OK, I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 31, 2011, 12:23:06 PM
I'm trying to catch 'em all, and I have 141 so far. I just ordered the usb wi-fi thing, and I can't to do business with you guys. :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 31, 2011, 12:26:55 PM
Btw, don't know if anyone's already aware, but if you create an account at Pokemon.com, they're doing an event right now that'll allow you to get a Dream World Eevee evolution when the DW is released.

You've got to do four levels of this (fucking infuriating!) game in order to get it, and the one you get will vary depending on how well you do. I managed to win myself a Vaporeon with Hydration, which is pretty nifty, but the real clincher is the Espeon with an ability called Magic Bounce, which essentially means that if anyone tries to hit it with a status-move - Thunder Wave, Toxic, etc. - the move will be reflected back at the enemy and hit them, instead. Absolutely lethal.

Considering creating another accunt to try and get it. Vaporeon as backup in case I get sick of this f'ing game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 31, 2011, 12:33:48 PM
Thanks for the tip Rob!  Btw Joe, I'm on now!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 12:37:30 PM
Thanks for the tip Rob!  Btw Joe, I'm on now!

...so am I?
I haven't done this before, is it right to be in the Wi-Fi Club room?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 31, 2011, 12:41:38 PM
I must have just missed you Rob.
Sorry.
Seems like it!

D:

It's no problem. Gives me more time to find something to give you.

What would you like? Items I can get you quite a few of. I've got a lot of points at the Battle Frontier, so I could get you something rare from there, for instance. I don't know if I can find any Pokemon of similar quality to what you're offering but I can try and find something really nifty if you'd like. Or something you need to trade to evolve!

OR! Do you have a Feebas or Milotic, yet? They're dead rare and I've got tonnes of 'em.

sure...those two...sounds great...I'll bring some other stuff...a Manaphy or maybe a Darkrai...or something.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 31, 2011, 12:42:44 PM
Thanks for the tip Rob!  Btw Joe, I'm on now!

...so am I?
I haven't done this before, is it right to be in the Wi-Fi Club room?

Neither have I.  Had to reset my wireless connection but I'll be in the wifi club room in a bit.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 12:44:09 PM
Thanks for the tip Rob!  Btw Joe, I'm on now!

...so am I?
I haven't done this before, is it right to be in the Wi-Fi Club room?

Neither have I.  Had to reset my wireless connection but I'll be in the wifi club room in a bit.

OK, sweet :) I'm in right now, so I'll be waiting.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 31, 2011, 12:44:46 PM
I'll be home in about 20 and I can get on.
So I'll check my pm's and see if anyone is around.

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 31, 2011, 12:45:57 PM
Hm...I went into the wifi club union room, but for some reason I had no bars, even though I just made a successful connection.  Gonna see if the GTS works...okay, it does.  Halp anyone?

EDIT: GAAH!  I WAS IN THE WRONG ROOM OH GOD I'M SUCH A NUB.  Okay Joe, if you messed up like I did, go to the center person in the pokemon center.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 12:48:37 PM
I'll be home in about 20 and I can get on.
So I'll check my pm's and see if anyone is around.



I'll try find something tradeable on my HG  :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 31, 2011, 12:50:47 PM
Hm...I went into the wifi club union room, but for some reason I had no bars, even though I just made a successful connection.  Gonna see if the GTS works...okay, it does.  Halp anyone?

EDIT: GAAH!  I WAS IN THE WRONG ROOM OH GOD I'M SUCH A NUB.  Okay Joe, if you messed up like I did, go to the center person in the pokemon center.

Thats what Ytse and I did in D/P/P. I don't know why the fuck they have an upstairs and a downstairs for wi-fi, but one of us went upstairs and the other downstairs and it took us awhile to realize we were in two different spots.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 31, 2011, 12:52:42 PM
I'm very glad they have them all upstairs in Black, though the difference between the "wifi union room" and "Nintendo WFC room," as you can see in our failure here, is hard to distinguish without an upstairs and downstairs.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 12:56:15 PM
Hm...I went into the wifi club union room, but for some reason I had no bars, even though I just made a successful connection.  Gonna see if the GTS works...okay, it does.  Halp anyone?

EDIT: GAAH!  I WAS IN THE WRONG ROOM OH GOD I'M SUCH A NUB.  Okay Joe, if you messed up like I did, go to the center person in the pokemon center.

I'm there now.

PS YtseBitsySpider, my HG FC is 1334 1297 4252.

OH SHI-
Yeah, Skydiver? I just changed my DS so had to change my Wi-Fi data, so my White FC has changed. Sorry bro. It's now 5157 2877 4007.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on March 31, 2011, 12:58:52 PM
I must have just missed you Rob.
Sorry.
Seems like it!

D:

It's no problem. Gives me more time to find something to give you.

What would you like? Items I can get you quite a few of. I've got a lot of points at the Battle Frontier, so I could get you something rare from there, for instance. I don't know if I can find any Pokemon of similar quality to what you're offering but I can try and find something really nifty if you'd like. Or something you need to trade to evolve!

OR! Do you have a Feebas or Milotic, yet? They're dead rare and I've got tonnes of 'em.

sure...those two...sounds great...I'll bring some other stuff...a Manaphy or maybe a Darkrai...or something.
Fantastic! When's good for you, tradewise?

NB: Just got the Dream World Espeon. Score!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 31, 2011, 01:06:07 PM
It worked!  Thanks Joe!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 01:08:02 PM
It worked!  Thanks Joe!

You're welcome :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 31, 2011, 01:30:45 PM
1204 0859 9343 Im in Pearl

I think the name is Rancher


and Im in there now....all you poke people.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 01:36:40 PM
1204 0859 9343 Im in Pearl

1334 1297 4252, in HG.

Just to clarify, which room do we go in?  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 31, 2011, 01:37:42 PM
basement middle.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 01:39:14 PM
basement middle.

Sweet, there now.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 31, 2011, 01:44:07 PM
hmm yer not seeing me...and Im not seeing you.
Ok.

Gimme a minute..I'm gonna trade them to my HG

and I'll be back.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on March 31, 2011, 01:45:01 PM
hmm yer not seeing me...and Im not seeing you.
Ok.

Gimme a minute..I'm gonna trade them to my HG

and I'll be back.

OK, don't sweat it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 31, 2011, 02:26:52 PM
Well that went well.

Not bad for accross an ocean

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 31, 2011, 02:34:45 PM
I actually came in looking for a battle and you ended up with a deoxys!!!

lol


have a good one...I'm out, I'll be back on later.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 01, 2011, 12:16:58 PM
Anyone online?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 01, 2011, 02:17:37 PM
Well, I've got a copy of Platinum, Friend Code 2236-0761-1504.  I'd be up for a battle.  IF YOU DARE!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 01, 2011, 02:23:42 PM
Well, I've got a copy of Platinum, Friend Code 2236-0761-1504.  I'd be up for a battle.  IF YOU DARE!

No way man, I don't really enjoy humiliating defeat  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 01, 2011, 02:24:41 PM
What about in Black then?

EDIT: Beat that stupid breakout game and got Espeon.  It depends on which orbs you collect when they fall from different color blocks.  Espeon doesn't show up until the second two levels so you have to avoid Jolt/Flar/Vaporeon orbs in the first two to make sure your chance of scoring Espeon is better.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 02, 2011, 08:36:39 AM
Finally beat the main game last night. Caught the black dragon (name escape me) just by thunder waving him and throwing 3 ultra balls.  :lol I have had amazing luck with catching pokemon in this game. I still have my master ball, what should I use it on? I know people say Thunderus, but I already caught him with a quick ball. Also have Victini with a quick ball.

And, if anyone wants to battle, my pokemon are lvl 54-56.

The bosses were pretty easy, although Gehstis or whatever was a little difficult. It's the only time I used online sites when playing (to see the types/weaknesses of the pokemon), because I really didn't feel like having to go and capture the dragon all over again without using a master ball. :lol I had to use a max revive a couple of times, but other than that no trouble.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 02, 2011, 08:44:03 AM
Finally beat the main game last night. Caught the black dragon (name escape me) just by thunder waving him and throwing 3 ultra balls.  :lol I have had amazing luck with catching pokemon in this game. I still have my master ball, what should I use it on? I know people say Thunderus, but I already caught him with a quick ball. Also have Victini with a quick ball.

And, if anyone wants to battle, my pokemon are lvl 54-56.

The bosses were pretty easy, although Gehstis or whatever was a little difficult. It's the only time I used online sites when playing (to see the types/weaknesses of the pokemon), because I really didn't feel like having to go and capture the dragon all over again without using a master ball. :lol I had to use a max revive a couple of times, but other than that no trouble.

I'd use it on Kyurem.

Oh btw ZBomber? Could you change my White FC to 5157 2877 4007 and add my HG FC (3267 5037 7180) to your OP please? They've both change as I changed my DS.

In other news, I've been on the GTS the last couple days, it's addictive! So far I've got a Rotom, Articuno, Azelf, and Japanese Reshiram and Zekrom for practically nothing.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 02, 2011, 09:36:20 AM
The bosses were pretty easy, although Gehstis or whatever was a little difficult. It's the only time I used online sites when playing (to see the types/weaknesses of the pokemon), because I really didn't feel like having to go and capture the dragon all over again without using a master ball. :lol I had to use a max revive a couple of times, but other than that no trouble.
Ghestis' Hydreigon is the worst thing in the world.

Joe, what did you trade for Zekrom and Reshiram?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 02, 2011, 09:40:05 AM
The bosses were pretty easy, although Gehstis or whatever was a little difficult. It's the only time I used online sites when playing (to see the types/weaknesses of the pokemon), because I really didn't feel like having to go and capture the dragon all over again without using a master ball. :lol I had to use a max revive a couple of times, but other than that no trouble.
Ghestis' Hydreigon is the worst thing in the world.

Joe, what did you trade for Zekrom and Reshiram?

Well, for the Zekrom I traded a Lugia which I also got on the GTS yesterday for an EV trained Snorlax which I didn't use. And I got the Reshiram for my own Zekrom. So now I have both, and both Japanese :)

EDIT: Just got a genuine (no hack) MYSTRY Mew on the HG GTS for a Rayquaza! Since I was never going to use it, and the Mew is very rare, I think that's a pretty solid deal.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 02, 2011, 01:27:27 PM
I still have my master ball, what should I use it on?
Ever since I spent five days curled up in the foetal position after uselessly tossing ultra balls at a shiny Smeargle that struggled itself to death, I've insistently saved up my master balls in case a shiny appears.

You don't need them for anything, so it's good to keep them as insurance.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 03, 2011, 10:02:22 PM
Beat the main game, but I really don't feel like exploring/playing anymore. Screw Black City, I need a break...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on April 03, 2011, 11:05:07 PM
Beat the main game, but I really don't feel like exploring/playing anymore. Screw Black City, I need a break...

Racist.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 04, 2011, 06:38:46 AM
Oh but Rina.....Zoroark awaits...in shadow...and mystery.

he's your Phantom Pokemon if ever there was one.



My son and I went to our first card game meet up. 6-7 teenagers, one Dad, then another guy shows up with his 5 year old who could have easily destroyed me. As it was, I got my ass handed to me by the people there. But they were very nice and obviously knew their decks were primo compared to ours.

lots of fun.....a couple of the kids had been to regionals and nationals and really knew their stuff...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 04, 2011, 08:58:07 AM
Oh but Rina.....Zoroark awaits...in shadow...and mystery.

he's your Phantom Pokemon if ever there was one.



My son and I went to our first card game meet up. 6-7 teenagers, one Dad, then another guy shows up with his 5 year old who could have easily destroyed me. As it was, I got my ass handed to me by the people there. But they were very nice and obviously knew their decks were primo compared to ours.

lots of fun.....a couple of the kids had been to regionals and nationals and really knew their stuff...

Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.... You had my at "Phantom".. :heart


Although my Chandelure is close enough.  :laugh:



AND I'M NOT RACIST. MY LOVER IS EVEN BLACK, REMEMBER? :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 04, 2011, 09:06:05 AM
Just got all the legendaries. Man they were easy to catch this game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on April 04, 2011, 10:04:36 AM
Just started Black.

Here is the team I plan on using in this game:

Zoroark
Galvantula
Archeops
Musharna
Mienchao
Haxorus

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 04, 2011, 10:08:21 AM
I approve.  :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 04, 2011, 10:09:25 AM
Thats the fucking shittiest team I have ever seen. Ever. Fuck.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 04, 2011, 10:10:56 AM
Thats the fucking shittiest team I have ever seen. Ever. Fuck.

Mine consists of:

Vaporeon
Persian
Liepard
Mantine
Chandelure
Cinccino


Most would assume it's not a good team BUT IT'S AMAZING. SO STOP RAVING ON HIS BAD TASTE.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 04, 2011, 10:13:21 AM
SO STOP RAVING ON HIS BAD TASTE.

SOMEONE'S SARCASM DETECTOR IS OFF
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 04, 2011, 10:14:09 AM
SO STOP RAVING ON HIS BAD TASTE.

SOMEONE'S SARCASM DETECTOR IS OFF

APPARENTLY YOURS.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 04, 2011, 10:20:28 AM
mass confusion EVERYWHERE

Anyways, I beat the main game of White but I'm too lazy to start the extra stuff. Everyone's teams are in the 60s, and all of my pokemon are level 55. I kind of want to level up to 60 before I start exploring the new areas, but it's so boringggg
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 04, 2011, 10:21:48 AM
mass confusion EVERYWHERE

Anyways, I beat the main game of White but I'm too lazy to start the extra stuff. Everyone's teams are in the 60s, and all of my pokemon are level 55. I kind of want to level up to 60 before I start exploring the new areas, but it's so boringggg

THIS

I just beat the main game on Black and I just don't feel like going through the whole world again to tie up loose ends and whatever. I'm bored, lol. Maybe I'll get a I MUST PLAY POKEMON phase in a little while and finish it, but....  :mehlin
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: kári on April 04, 2011, 05:35:31 PM
https://www.ign.com/face-off/pokemon
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 04, 2011, 05:49:46 PM
https://www.ign.com/face-off/pokemon


Oh my God I will do this FOREVER.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 04, 2011, 06:53:34 PM
https://www.ign.com/face-off/pokemon

really pimping charizard aren't they...I must have picked him over 6 different pokes.

And and only 41% agreed that celebi was better than lugia.....sheesh.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 04, 2011, 06:56:23 PM
I've been doing this for over 45 minutes.

EVERY ONE HAS CHARIZARD, BLASTOISE, MEW, MEWTWO, AND ARCANINE.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on April 04, 2011, 06:58:06 PM
I'm at the Elite Four now on white. This is my team:

Boldore lvl 45
Serperior lvl 50
Galavantula lvl 50
Musharna lvl 47
Darmanitan lvl 47
Caracosta lvl 47

Based on this team, I reckon I'm gonna struggle, but thats part of the fun of going with a somewhat unorthodox team (rather than saying oh hi there Haxorus, Thundurus, Chandelure, Archeops etc etc). I'm gonna get rid of Boldore once I'm done with the story and get a Braivary, the spec defense problem with Boldore/Gigalith is getting a bit too much.

My question is, what levels should I be aiming for before the league? I'm thinking 50, but should it be higher? If its higher I might ditch Boldore now and start on my Rufflet.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 04, 2011, 06:59:01 PM
I've been doing this for over 45 minutes.

EVERY ONE HAS CHARIZARD, BLASTOISE, MEW, MEWTWO, AND ARCANINE.

This, but add Dragonite, Zapdos, and Suicune.  Hydreigon has popped up the most out of all the Gen V pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 04, 2011, 07:02:17 PM
For the Elite four, I went in with all of my Pokemon level 52-53. By the time I got out, most were 54-55. It's tough, I had to use about 3 revives in the final battke, but if you play against their weaknesses you should be fine.

But yeah, I'd atleast get all of your pokemon up to level 50 before going in. 55 would be ideal if you want to make it easier on yourself.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 04, 2011, 07:03:31 PM
For the Elite four, I went in with all of my Pokemon level 52-53. By the time I got out, most were 54-55. It's tough, I had to use about 3 revives in the final battke, but if you play against their weaknesses you should be fine.

But yeah, I'd atleast get all of your pokemon up to level 50 before going in. 55 would be ideal if you want to make it easier on yourself.

I managed with mine all in the late 40's, and didn't find it hard at all. I think it's just using the right types and having the right moves.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 04, 2011, 07:07:57 PM
I can't wait to rape face with my Hydreigon the second go around.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on April 04, 2011, 07:16:44 PM
Thanks for the tips! Its so much easier to grind in this Gen compared to what I remember in previous ones. In 25 minutes today I got my Serperior and Galavantula from 46 to 50. Im gonna go for the 54-55 level I think, meaning bye Boldore lol. Its attack is ridiculous, but it takes two special attacks from basically anything thats not NVE and its toast. Braivary looks the shit though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 04, 2011, 07:23:09 PM
Braviary will come in handy for one at least.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 05, 2011, 07:51:12 PM
I'm gonna start a new game of Heart Gold to play in my spare time between work this semester.  I'll really finish black during the summer when I have a bit more free time.  Gonna start with Typhlosion.  Might be tempted to trade some low-leveled stuff from platinum though, like Omastar, Tyrogue, and a dusk stone to get a Mismagius (one of the coolest looking pokemans ever). 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ultimetalhead on April 05, 2011, 07:56:06 PM
I need to get rolling on my SoulSilver game again. I'm in the ice cave right now, trying to pick a good Pokemon to take to the dragon gym. I've got a Jynx, Delibird, and Swinub. Which one should I build up?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on April 05, 2011, 07:56:44 PM
Swinub.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tri.ad on April 06, 2011, 12:23:42 AM
Definitely Swinub. Piloswine (and I suppose, Mamoswine as well) is absolutely badass.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 06, 2011, 12:44:07 AM
There needs to be more badass Ice pokemon created, on that note.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on April 06, 2011, 01:05:52 AM
I hate it when they make the pokemans with epic stats the most retarded looking. This gen has seen some of the most retarded though. An icecream cone, a pile of garbage, a cog (which evolves into two cogs, then three :o), a chandelier, a pokeball/mushroom, an angry snowflake.

I know they would be scrapping the bottom of the ideas barrell getting up to 650+, but they are just wrong-looking lol.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 06, 2011, 01:10:50 AM
A lot of those you posted have pretty bad stats, actually, but I know what you mean. They're a lot more blatantly designed.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ScioPath on April 06, 2011, 01:14:39 AM
I love the chandelier though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on April 06, 2011, 01:14:53 AM
Yeah reading that back it didn't convey the message I wanted it to, at all lol.

I meant they normally have one or two with good stats that look blatant. Then, this gen has some of the most blatant ones ever, poor stats or not.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 06, 2011, 01:19:21 AM
N using that ice cream cone made me laugh so hard considering he's supposed to be so tough.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 06, 2011, 05:40:39 AM
Has anyone got any cool events they don't mind trading/cloning if they have an Action Replay?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 06, 2011, 05:43:05 AM
There needs to be more badass Ice pokemon created, on that note.

agreed.
That snot nozed one, who eventually evolves into a pretty bad ass looking polar bear....is actually...VERY WEAK.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 06, 2011, 05:43:28 AM
Has anyone got any cool events they don't mind trading/cloning if they have an Action Replay?  :biggrin:

you need more??

Didn't I give you enough?

lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 06, 2011, 05:54:51 AM
Definitely Swinub. Piloswine (and I suppose, Mamoswine as well) is absolutely badass.

I'd go with Jynx (its what I did).  Ice/Psychic is a lethal combination.  She was the MVP of my team.
There needs to be more badass Ice pokemon created, on that note.

Abomasnow?

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 06, 2011, 05:57:34 AM
Has anyone got any cool events they don't mind trading/cloning if they have an Action Replay?  :biggrin:

you need more??

Didn't I give you enough?

lol

You were indeed very generous Ytse, but you seem to have fanned the flames  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 06, 2011, 09:15:59 AM
You didn't get any of the game stop ones from me.....
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 06, 2011, 09:43:03 AM
You didn't get any of the game stop ones from me.....

I have the Legendary Dogs and Celebi, are they the ones you mean?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Jamesman42 on April 06, 2011, 10:03:05 AM
I wish there was a way to play Gold/Silver online without owning a GB.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 06, 2011, 10:31:55 AM
You didn't get any of the game stop ones from me.....

I have the Legendary Dogs and Celebi, are they the ones you mean?

Yup those.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 06, 2011, 11:25:14 AM
You didn't get any of the game stop ones from me.....

I have the Legendary Dogs and Celebi, are they the ones you mean?

Yup those.

You mentioned a Darkrai a few days ago, that still up for trade?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 06, 2011, 02:00:37 PM
lemme check see if I got anymore...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 12, 2011, 07:44:36 AM
"suddenly"

this thread gets bumped.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tri.ad on April 12, 2011, 08:24:49 AM
A friend of mine bought a used GBA SP and the Fire Red version on a flea market last Sunday. So far, he's spent about ten to fifteen hours playing. Given that most of us have been playing it in the past, we helped him out a bit when he asked us something (and he had A LOT of questions). Talk about guilty pleasure. :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 12, 2011, 01:36:11 PM
Pokemon Global Link has finally gone live.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 12, 2011, 01:41:23 PM
Sweet!  I can get my Magic Coat Espeon now!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 12, 2011, 02:08:46 PM
Sweet!  I can get my Magic Coat Espeon now!

Good luck, I couldn't figure out how to get my Leafeon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 14, 2011, 06:16:46 AM
What's everyone got from it so far?

Just been in for a second time... got a Moody Bidoof. A Nidoran F appeared (which would've been ace, 'cause it's two dream world pokemon for the price of one - can breed it to get Nidoking and Nidoqueen, both with Sheer Force) but my fucking browser crashed when I clicked to play the minigame. Cockbastards.

Moody Bidoof is meant to be cheap as chips but pretty mighty, though, so I'm not too brassed.

Went through the forest about three times, not making wishes, and then on the fourth (or fifth, or I don't know) go around, pokemon and items just... stopped appearing. Went to the wishing tree, and it turned out that all the pokemon I'd bumped into until that point were clogging up its list. Two Bidoof, two Lickitung, a Bellsprout, a Stantler, a Rattata (which I came very close to taking with me! I like Raticate a lot), all of these dream pokemon just oozing out of its trunk. So if you want a bit more choice, don't wish at the end and do another run around.

Other pokemon I got - i.e., yesterday - was a Tangela with Regenerator. Now a Tangrowth. Very nifty.

These dream points are pretty slow to accumulate, though. I've got 300 right now. Assuming a gain of about 200 a day (I didn't get many on the first day 'cause I didn't know what I was doing), I make the length of time it'll take for me to be able to access a Politoed or Ninetales approximately... fucking ages.

EDIT: Oh, also, I decided to catch the Bidoof in a Dusk Ball rather than a Dream Ball. Makes it look like it a nightmare pokemon. Which it is. Haunts me every night.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 14, 2011, 06:33:48 AM
What's everyone got from it so far?

Just been in for a second time... got a Moody Bidoof. A Nidoran F appeared (which would've been ace, 'cause it's two dream world pokemon for the price of one - can breed it to get Nidoking and Nidoqueen, both with Sheer Force) but my fucking browser crashed when I clicked to play the minigame. Cockbastards.

Moody Bidoof is meant to be cheap as chips but pretty mighty, though, so I'm not too brassed.

Went through the forest about three times, not making wishes, and then on the fourth (or fifth, or I don't know) go around, pokemon and items just... stopped appearing. Went to the wishing tree, and it turned out that all the pokemon I'd bumped into until that point were clogging up its list. Two Bidoof, two Lickitung, a Bellsprout, a Stantler, a Rattata (which I came very close to taking with me! I like Raticate a lot), all of these dream pokemon just oozing out of its trunk. So if you want a bit more choice, don't wish at the end and do another run around.

Other pokemon I got - i.e., yesterday - was a Tangela with Regenerator. Now a Tangrowth. Very nifty.

These dream points are pretty slow to accumulate, though. I've got 300 right now. Assuming a gain of about 200 a day (I didn't get many on the first day 'cause I didn't know what I was doing), I make the length of time it'll take for me to be able to access a Politoed or Ninetales approximately... fucking ages.

EDIT: Oh, also, I decided to catch the Bidoof in a Dusk Ball rather than a Dream Ball. Makes it look like it a nightmare pokemon. Which it is. Haunts me every night.

How many points do you need to get a Ninetales? And how do you know this?  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 14, 2011, 06:57:02 AM
Vulpix appear once you've got 7500 points, according to Serebii.

If you look on your Dream World profile, you can find your points on the second tab.

Speaking of - who wants to be friends on the Dream World?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: sonatafanica on April 14, 2011, 06:58:33 AM
who wants to be friends on the Dream World?

every girl I've ever met apparently
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 14, 2011, 06:59:24 AM
the Japanese version of this little bonus online play got VERY old, VERY quickly. I got my Arceus and bolted. Really? Leaving berries out for them and such, to gain points to buy furniture and all that? A tad too farmville for me.

Have you all had success using the relocator and getting zorua and zoroark?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 14, 2011, 07:14:48 AM
Someone explain what Pokemon Global Link is?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 14, 2011, 07:20:19 AM
You need to set up your account on your DS.
You get a code.
You go online to the global link site with your code, set up a quick account there.
You can fart around at your global link "house" forest and other stuff. But, nothing really happens unless you put your pokemon to sleep first on your DS. Once he's asleep you turn your DS off. Go online, and the pokemon you put asleep shows up online. Using that pokemon you wander around a forest, under water, on an island (more locations get unlocked the more points you earn). You meet pokemon there, play mini games and have a chance to be-friend them. As you are leaving you go the "dream tree" and all the pokemon you met online show up in special place on your DS for you to catch. You also get the balls to catch and the balls never fail.

That's how it was on the japanese version....I'm pretty sure it's similar on the NA and Europe versions as well.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 14, 2011, 07:47:33 AM
Interesting, I'll have to check that out when I get home tonight!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 14, 2011, 08:00:36 AM
Vulpix appear once you've got 7500 points, according to Serebii.

If you look on your Dream World profile, you can find your points on the second tab.

Speaking of - who wants to be friends on the Dream World?

OK.

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 14, 2011, 11:13:47 AM
Vulpix appear once you've got 7500 points, according to Serebii.

If you look on your Dream World profile, you can find your points on the second tab.

Speaking of - who wants to be friends on the Dream World?

OK.


Ace. Now I just need to work out how.

...any ideas?

Interesting, I'll have to check that out when I get home tonight!
On top of that, the main appeal is that the pokemon in the dream world have special abilities.

Some are pointless - Kangaskhan gets Inner Focus, which is beyond rubbish.

Others get improved. Ponyta gets Flame Body, which isn't amazing, but it's better than Run Away which has no useful applications, and Flash Fire which is almost as naff, considering nobody's ever likely to use a fire-type move against it - only ever really usable through a bait-n-switch type of tactic. Tangrowth's Chlorophyll was never awful, but Regenerator is very cool on such a defensive pokemon.

Then there are a few for whom the abilities are their killer apps. Bibarel's pretty pants, generally, but he's so good with Moody that it's actually been banned by the Council of Nerds - not that anyone need listen to them, of course. They were talking about banning Excadrill just because "it's really strong and i dont know how to beat it ):"

Drought and Drizzle make Ninetales and Politoed very cool, too, whereas a Torchic from the dream world will have Speed Boost, which puts it a full head above the other firefighter starters.

They also get given special moves if you do well on the mini-games. Which I rarely do. That ice cream one is a bastard. Still, got a Bidoof with Aqua Tail, that's niftyish.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 14, 2011, 02:36:19 PM
Then there are a few for whom the abilities are their killer apps. Bibarel's pretty pants, generally, but he's so good with Moody that it's actually been banned by the Council of Nerds - not that anyone need listen to them, of course. They were talking about banning Excadrill just because "it's really strong and i dont know how to beat it ):"

I actually listened to a smogon podcast the other day.  There were three nerds, and for every threat they were talking about in the Black/White metagame, it immediately followed with suggestions to ban the shit out of it.  Weather abilities, Excadrill, Ferrothorn, Reunculus, the genies, you name it.  If its a powerful threat, they wanted it banned with no suggestions of how to actually combat them.  They also laughed at how Dream World Blaziken can actually be better than Infernape now and how bad Emboar is.  

EDIT: Damn, DW Blaziken has been banned.  Fucking lol.  They've been banning so much shit already.  First drizzle/swift swim teams, which I can kind of understand, but really guys?  The way these things work out is that you give people some more time to devise ways to combat these initial strong threats.  If they're still dominating after a year, maybe a ban is necessary, but come on!

EDIT TWO: Apparently Pokemon Online makes a bit more sense with their tier systems.  Good for them.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 14, 2011, 05:31:37 PM
People are acting like Excadrill doesn't have four weaknesses.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 14, 2011, 05:51:31 PM
Exactly.  As big a threat as it is, its got a good amount of weaknesses and I'm positive there are ways to exploit them, just like Ferrothorn.

So I just got my first DW pokemon.  Kanghaskhan with Drain Punch and Inner Focus.  I don't know what Rob's on about, thinking Inner Focus is "rubbish."  Considering how annoying flinch hax is its a great ability.  Especially on Lucario.  I'm also salivating over all these DW abilities.  Breloom with Technician?  Yes please!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 14, 2011, 06:03:35 PM
Excadrill? That guy's a joke. I think there is only one pokemon in my party that is weak against it, and thats whatever the fuck bouldor evolves into.... I'm still not good with the new names.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on April 14, 2011, 06:10:54 PM
This is a real noob question, but how do I get to Dreamworld?



 :blush
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 14, 2011, 06:16:39 PM
So I just got my first DW pokemon.  Kanghaskhan with Drain Punch and Inner Focus.  I don't know what Rob's on about, thinking Inner Focus is "rubbish."  Considering how annoying flinch hax is its a great ability.  Especially on Lucario.  I'm also salivating over all these DW abilities.  Breloom with Technician?  Yes please!
I've never been a fan of it. Flinch moves are a little niche. It's not an effect people tend to deliberately seek out in their movesets, and even if it were, the majority of flinch moves only kick in fairly infrequently, and even then only if you're faster than your opponent.

Fake Out's pretty menacing as it's got priority, making it essentially a free move, but I'm not so fussed that I'll tailor my pokemon to counter it.

Flinching's annoying, granted, but I'd rather be able to hit ghosts or exploit a speedy Rest. Scrappy's the killer app on a Kangaskhan, I'd say. As far as threats go, I'd say flinching ranks below confusion, waaaay below paralysis, a little below burning... maybe more annoying than poison, but then toxic's pretty potent.

Then again, I'm not much of a competitive player. Maybe they're all over Headbutt like a rash in those quarters.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 14, 2011, 06:17:37 PM
This is a real noob question, but how do I get to Dreamworld?



 :blush
First, make an account on pokemon.com. Then go to www.pokemon-gl.com, and connect the two accounts. From there, you go onto your game, open "online" in the C-Gear. press "GAME SYNC," and it'll give you a code which you need to fill into your Dream World account on the GL. Then you just tuck your pokemon in, and off to the land of nod you trot.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Riceball on April 14, 2011, 06:47:32 PM
So, its a browser based thing? Interesting. Is there a list of stuff to do/get somewhere?

While I've got you, oh-mighty-pokemon-one, what is the best nature for a Dratini (Dragonite)? I'm breeding them atm, have got like 16 so far to pick from?

Trying to build a team of level 50s that I can use competitively, Dragonite is gonna be one of them ;D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 14, 2011, 07:36:05 PM
Oop, christ. I'd go for Adamant, myself. Boosts attack, reduces special attack. I imagine you'll only be using physical attacks, so special attack's the most negligible.

Frankly, though, there's no such thing as a useless stat. I myself would go Adamant 'cause I want its attacks to do loads of damage, but if you wanted to bolster its defence, special defence, or speed, they'd all be perfectly noble and sensible pursuits.

I'm sure there is a "preferred" stat, but I'd just make sure SpAtt's reduced myself. Impish, Naive, Careful...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 15, 2011, 03:36:49 AM
I still have 3 boxes full of Modest Dark Pulse Deinos if anyone would like one. Or two. I also have about the same amount of Timid Charmanders (I'm trying out the Masuda Method).
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: soundgarden on April 15, 2011, 07:51:43 AM
So i got on the wagon and got myself a 3DS and I bought Black.

I am up to Driftveil City now.  I am liking the game so far.  I know its not new in Black; but I REALLY enjoy the double team fights.  Opens up so many possibilities. 

My lineup as of now is:

Gothita (28)
Gurdurr (33)
Servine (34)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 16, 2011, 02:03:09 PM
Anyone know how to get your Dream World eeveelution?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 16, 2011, 02:24:10 PM
Anyone know how to get your Dream World eeveelution?
You can collect 'em at the start of May, I believe.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 16, 2011, 02:51:26 PM
I just set up my Dreamworld account. It's ZBomber, I dunno if that's the what you need to register it on friend accounts though.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 16, 2011, 03:28:07 PM
I just set up my Dreamworld account. It's ZBomber, I dunno if that's the what you need to register it on friend accounts though.  :lol
I've got no idea how to register it on friend accounts. It's a fucking atrocious system. Me and my brother are in each other's Pal Pads but we haven't shown up even as Game Pals, yet. I've only got one "Dream Pal," and it's a total stranger who watered my berries once.

(Three rows of those berries, now. Ladies! :hat )
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 16, 2011, 03:41:42 PM
I just played around with it for like 5 minutes... seems like the mutant offspring of Pokepark and Webkins. :lol

I take it that is is the only way to catch certain pokemon in B/W though? And I forgot what the berries do, can you actually take the berries back to the "real world"?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 16, 2011, 03:49:49 PM
Yep, you can.

It's like a niftier Pokewalker, really. For shut-ins. And yeah, it's the only way to catch certain pokemon. Plus they get cool abilities and unusual moves. Whoo and that.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 17, 2011, 06:18:45 AM
Getting way too into this Dream World stuff... made about 500 dream points, today. Now up to 1,460. Very eager to open more pokemon.

Just going through the forest as many times as possible, and playing as many mini games as possible on the way. Even if I don't want the pokemon. They each take about two minutes, and it all adds up pretty quickly - I'd rather grind through it and get the pokemon quickly than have to spend day after day trudging up to the big guns. (Hello, Ninetales and Politoed eventually.)

Starting to get good at the minigames, too.

Hint: Use Cheri berries for the ice cream scoopy one. I was using Oran berries and getting naff results. Cheri berries are brilliant ice cream ingredients, however.

And, look for the item before the pokemon on the hide-and-seek ones. The item shows up as sparkles, and the pokemon's always within two squares. Means you can blitz through it.

Finding the Wailord thing f'ing frustrating, though. It's random chance. There'll usually be at least one point at which two pokemon are flying off different sides of the screen, and Wailord's too cumbersome to get both of them. Irritating.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 17, 2011, 06:28:08 AM
Reuniclus woke up!

Reuniclus has gained 1 level(s)!

...WHAT.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 17, 2011, 06:51:53 AM
Reuniclus woke up!

Reuniclus has gained 1 level(s)!

...WHAT.

If you get more than 500 points in the dream world, they grow a level.

Also, you'd think that Nintendo would have worked out the whole plural thing by now, instead of just putting "(s)" after everything.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 17, 2011, 06:55:36 AM
Is there any way to take more than one pokemon on a time with you to the extralink?  Also, how does one see the Dream Points they've acquired?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 17, 2011, 07:18:46 AM
You can check your dream points by logging in and going to https://en.pokemon-gl.com/profile/ - you then click the "Dream World" tab along the top, and it's at the bottom of the first panel. Beneath the picture of your house.

And no, you can't take more than one at a time. Although, with the ten panels, it definitely looks like you should be able to. Not sure what the extra panels are for. Events, I guess? Although I'm pretty sure they're handled in a different panel. Beats me.

Reuniclus woke up!

Reuniclus has gained 1 level(s)!

...WHAT.

If you get more than 500 points in the dream world, they grow a level.

Also, you'd think that Nintendo would have worked out the whole plural thing by now, instead of just putting "(s)" after everything.
I never knew this. That's ace. I'm going to aim for more than 500 every day, now. I figure the growth is represented by the speech bubble above the pokemon's head? Did notice it went from "..." to "^_^" to a musical note to a heart.

And, yes. You would. Fifteen years and they've still not come up with a solution, that's baffling in itself. I figure it's probably just not a priority.



I'm finding it creepy that all the pokemon are having the exact same dream. Going back to the same house with the same list of "transferred pokemon" on a pinboard - fully expecting a Life on Mars style twist, where it's revealed that all my pokemon are police officers in comas like John Simm and Keeley Hawes.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 17, 2011, 07:23:11 AM
I actually took a computer science class where everything we did was in Java and one of our homework exercises was to make sure the output read either "1 stick" or "2 sticks."  Of course, being a smartass, I just went with stick(s).  If its good enough for a billion dollar franchise its good enough for that stupid CS class.

Of course, the fact that you can do that in java kinda begs the question why they haven't taken five minutes (assuming they're competent programmers, I'm certainly not) to fix it.

EDIT: PGL nickname is skydivingn913
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 17, 2011, 10:48:31 AM
About Game Pals

Game Pals are users connected in Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version. Game Pals are divided into two categories: Friend and Trade Pal.

You can exchange E-Z Mail with Game Pals. But you can't visit each other's homes in the Pokémon Dream World.



On a scale from one to ten, this is fucking stupid.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 17, 2011, 10:53:01 AM
 >:( Lame. That doesn't make any sense.

Maybe they're trying to prevent abuse of the system? Although I  can't think of any case where it could be abused by having your friend on.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 17, 2011, 12:32:28 PM
There are no grass patches in my White Forest... how do I go about changing that? ???
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 17, 2011, 01:45:47 PM
There are no grass patches in my White Forest... how do I go about changing that? ???
By visiting someone's Black City.

The Black City / White Forest thing is a huge misfire. It doesn't really work. I can only nab people from my brother's Black City if they're not happy there, and vice versa - but, you can't have more than ten. So either you neglect it to switch characters, losing citizens, or you keep the same people there for all eternity.

I deliberately neglected mine just so I'd be able to take people from my brother's BC. His citizens are still stuck tight, but I now only have two people living there. I can only find Happiny and Aron. Ridiculous. Good thing I went through and caught one of everything before neglecting it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 17, 2011, 01:54:03 PM
I was glad to get Skaloth. Slaking is a beast.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 17, 2011, 02:36:54 PM
I'd be glad of the opportunity to get Slakoth, but due to the way the damn thing's structured I can't.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 18, 2011, 06:21:52 AM
The relocator does NOT work with a flash cart version of Heart Gold, or any other type of Pokemon game. Need a legit version.
Fark!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 18, 2011, 10:24:21 AM
olololol

EDIT: At the current rate, I'm getting about 350-450 points per hour in the Dream World.  I need to be friends with you lot so I can water your berries to get more points or something.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 20, 2011, 06:16:35 AM
2380 dream points, and now four rows of berries. SO close to some extra shiz.

Incidentally, I'm getting good at that Wailord game and I'm not sure how.

(https://i55.tinypic.com/23jhcg5.png)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 20, 2011, 12:13:24 PM
 :lol The wailord game is fun. I hate the find the pokemon one though.  :tdwn

AHHHH damn, I wanted to put my pokemon to sleep so I could go online now in class, but i forgot to.

Also does anyone wanna trade an illumise for a volbeat? Can't find the latter in white so i need one.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 20, 2011, 12:13:52 PM
Just mollywhopped the Elite 4 Redux and Champion. Time to show Bianca the business.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on April 20, 2011, 05:27:23 PM
mollywhopped?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 20, 2011, 05:33:58 PM
Testing out a UU team in Pokemon Online.  Its fun.  You guys should play. 
https://pokemon-online.eu/ (right now the page is down because they're moving to a new server)

So far the roster is Roserade/Gallade/Suicune/Magmortar/Hitmontop/Krookodile, though with my bulky water problems I might swap Gallade for Galvantula and Magmortar (even though he's been a surprise threat) with Darmanitan.  Krookodile is the cat's pajamas.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 21, 2011, 05:41:22 AM
I've considered using it, but I've got a hunch everyone on there's going to be ridiculously skilled and use all these eldritch movesets which consist of Encore and Taunt and so on, and I don't want to get too deeply ensconced into "stop having fun guys" territory. I might use it to battle people from here, though.

ALSO. Today is the day I probably unlock the sky map in the Dream World! Whoo! Yay! 'Citing! Gonna get a Natu!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 21, 2011, 05:56:57 AM
Goddamn Dream World Xatu leads are the most annoying things in the world....until Roserade hits 'em with Shadow Ball.  :D

And yes you all totally should get it.  I mean, I feel it is fun to play against encore/taunt users.  Fun in the challenge, anyway.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 21, 2011, 07:02:10 AM
"You arrive at the Isle of Dreams and decide to explore the Pleasant Forest."

No I fucking don't. Especially not three times in a bastard row, having explored the Pleasant (read: dull) Forest umpteen times over the past two weeks, and having only explored the Sky once, over the course of which a grand total of three Pokemon came out of the woodwork.

EDIT: Murkrow with Prankster... that'll do. Might not evolve it - I like Prankster.

We should make a DTF League on that thingybob. I'll probs just transfer my in-game teams.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 21, 2011, 08:38:30 AM
RIGHT! Created a team. Essentially, copied my ingame team, trying to remember the EV build. And left them with perfect IVs, just for funsies.

Should we create a Dream Theater server for ourselves, or just use the Pokemon Online one?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 21, 2011, 11:44:48 AM
Triple post! Boosting the saddo-meter to 3078 kilogygaxes, oh yes.

Does anyone want to try and create a server on that Pokemon Online thing? I've been trying to give it a go, but apparently you need to open a port to do it (port 5080), and I don't have access to the router where I am.

I like the idea of having our own server 'cause a. it'll make it easier for us to find each other, and b. we can play each other as hobbyists, without worrying too much about tiers and rankings, etc. Slightly more freeform game.

Was just going to call the server "Dream Theater," but if anyone can think of a clever pokemonny name, that'd be brilliant. Or even a non-clever name. Octavarium City Gym or some such.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 21, 2011, 11:51:08 AM
I iz lost.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 21, 2011, 11:54:29 AM
I iz lost.
We am trying to do a Pokemon Online all nice. Web-based battle simulator, innit. https://pokemon-online.eu

Make it a lot easier to battle online.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 21, 2011, 12:16:37 PM
I would be down for having a DTF server, but I couldn't host it on my campus.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 21, 2011, 12:19:22 PM
I can't really do that at school, sadly, but I like the "Octavarium City Gym" name.  
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 22, 2011, 03:19:15 PM
Just to clarify in case anyone was confused... you actually need to play a minigame on Pokemon.com in order to be able to get one of the Eevee evolutions next month. You need to beat 4 levels of one of those brick breaker type games. I don't know how well that was explained on the main site, I saw it on bulbapedia.

Now, the problem is I absolutely suck at those kinds of games, and for some reason my computer can't handle it and it lags often, making it very difficult and frustrating. I got to level 4 but then lost. Is anyone good at this game that could go on my account and do it for me? I played for like 30 minutes and didn't get anywhere.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 23, 2011, 10:29:47 AM
YESSSSS

I got a Leafeon  :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Metropolaris on April 24, 2011, 10:48:45 AM
Random question: Aren't starter pokemon supposed to be Male? I restarted my LeafGreen game today and I got a Female Charmander.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tri.ad on April 24, 2011, 10:52:54 AM
I think there's a 1 in 8 chance to receive a female starter (if you're playing as the male protagonist; it's the other way round when you play as a girl).
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 24, 2011, 01:23:07 PM
Nah, the starters just have a 12.5 chance of being female when you receive/hatch them.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on April 24, 2011, 02:45:15 PM
Speaking of which, I just bred my Emboar and got a Tepig. Does anyone wanna trade it for one of the other starters?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tri.ad on April 24, 2011, 03:56:51 PM
Nah, the starters just have a 12.5 chance of being female when you receive/hatch them.

That's exactly what I said.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 24, 2011, 04:03:41 PM
Almost.  Doesn't matter what gender you are.

Also, anyone else think that Guts Luxray with Wild Charge, Facade, Night Slash, and something else could be a pretty killer sweeper in LU?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 24, 2011, 04:37:33 PM
Almost.  Doesn't matter what gender you are.

Also, anyone else think that Guts Luxray with Wild Charge, Facade, Night Slash, and something else could be a pretty killer sweeper in LU?
Facade!

Good call. I've been cultivating a Guts Luxray out of the Dream World and I somehow managed to completely miss that.

Is LU a tier, yet? I saw the words appear once and then... just carried on with my life. Although, in fairness, I do tend to ignore Smogon completely. I'll occasionally dig around their movesets, but by and large I'm not that interested. It's too scientific for me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 24, 2011, 04:55:05 PM
Well Smogon calls it NU.  PO calls it LU, and its basically any pokemon that isn't in the UU or OU tiers.  Might be fun.  I'll try and cook up a team today or tomorrow with a guts Luxray.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 24, 2011, 04:58:56 PM
What the crap is LU, NU, OU?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 24, 2011, 05:19:02 PM
What the crap is LU, NU, OU?
Basically, it's nerd-speak.

Derived from Smogon, I believe, which is a website dedicated to competitive battling. Like, as anorakky as you can get. Full of weird strategies and calculations and optimisation. And they tier the pokemon depending on what's most useful.

Overused, OU, are the ones with the most applications. UU tend to be less strong, but still good at what they do. Underused. NU are considered useless competitively, which is why they're referred to as "Never used."

Thing is, the pokemon they consider useful are vastly different to the pokemon an average battler would consider useful. They're playing in a world where fire/flying pokemon are untenable because everyone uses Stealth Rock. Where nobody would use a Hypno when they could be using an Uxie. Where a point of speed makes all the difference.

It's very clever, and very effective, and they're far better at pokemon than I'll ever be, but it's incredibly insular. I'll refer to them for intelligent strategies and to give me a couple of ideas, but I'm never going to use Stealth Rock because not only do I not need to, but nor do most people who aren't playing against other Stealth Rock users.

Smogon's good as a guideline, but a little mad. Persian was considered OU in the first generation, and ranked above Dragonite. Look at the reasoning and it makes some sense, but it's a very strange shifting scale.

Not to mention, I find it a little too clinical. Rather, a lot too clinical. I'd rather pants it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 24, 2011, 05:27:56 PM
I'm a straight up OHKO man myself. I rarely bother with moves that aren't offensive.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 24, 2011, 05:32:25 PM
I like smogon/pokemon online competitive battling, but for me its just a balance of playing the super competitive OU stuff and UU stuff, which is more varied and can be more fun.  You can use more of your favorites and they won't be instantly KO'd by a Garchomp or something.  Plus, it gives you a bit of a creative box.  You can't just say "Okay, I need one more spot for a good defensive support pokemon.  In you go, Blissey/Skarmory/Celebi/Jellicent!"  You've got to do a bit of searching and consider pokemon you wouldn't think of.  Makes you appreciate the little guys a bit more.

Though I do like your strategy in-game, Orcus. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 24, 2011, 05:33:33 PM
That's mainly where I use it. I can't be bothered to try playing against other people.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Heretic on April 24, 2011, 06:19:44 PM
I beat White a month or so ago, and ever since getting most of my Pokemon up to level 60 I haven't played since. Soccer and school get in the way, but since it's spring break this week I'll probably try and beat the Elite Four's second round and see what else I can do.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 24, 2011, 06:21:36 PM
As Persian should be.  :heart
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on April 24, 2011, 09:13:32 PM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Metagross is found in one area. It has a 5% chance of appearing in RUSTLING GRASS.

After a half hour I finally get one to appear and knock it out due to a fucking critical hit. RAGE.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 24, 2011, 09:15:56 PM
Or you could just find a Metang in the Giant Chasm forest.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on April 24, 2011, 09:25:29 PM
Holy fuck, I completely missed that...

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on April 24, 2011, 09:55:19 PM
I'm going to use this as an opportunity to explore breeding. I figure if I make a Beldum and raise it from lv. 1 it will be one of the most badass non-legendary pokemon I could have.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 24, 2011, 10:11:56 PM
It probably will be.  Metagross is pretty awesome. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on April 25, 2011, 12:04:13 AM
Before closing up shop for the night I managed to get my first created egg, and tomorrow will work on going the ridiculous amount of steps needed to hatch it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on April 25, 2011, 04:39:09 AM
Before closing up shop for the night I managed to get my first created egg, and tomorrow will work on going the ridiculous amount of steps needed to hatch it.

If you have a Pokemon with the Flame Body ability in your party, eggs take half as long to hatch.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 25, 2011, 07:42:05 AM
I'm going to use this as an opportunity to explore breeding. I figure if I make a Beldum and raise it from lv. 1 it will be one of the most badass non-legendary pokemon I could have.

Make sure it has a good nature. If you're one for IV's that'll take longer. I hatched about 25 Beldum eggs before I got the one I wanted.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 25, 2011, 08:07:31 AM
Yeah an Adamant or Jolly nature will help out Metagross a lot.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Rina on April 25, 2011, 08:51:30 AM
I like smogon/pokemon online competitive battling, but for me its just a balance of playing the super competitive OU stuff and UU stuff, which is more varied and can be more fun.  You can use more of your favorites and they won't be instantly KO'd by a Garchomp or something.  Plus, it gives you a bit of a creative box.  You can't just say "Okay, I need one more spot for a good defensive support pokemon.  In you go, Blissey/Skarmory/Celebi/Jellicent!"  You've got to do a bit of searching and consider pokemon you wouldn't think of.  Makes you appreciate the little guys a bit more.

Though I do like your strategy in-game, Orcus. 

I don't think I can even commit to that kind've thing. Pokemon is too casual for me. I barely commit to catching all of them/most of them let alone competition stuff.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: orcus116 on April 25, 2011, 11:45:46 PM
I'm kind of glad I don't play competitively just because of the breeding process. I just spent 3-4 hours trying to get Lapras to get the nature and ability I want to line up, I can't even imagine the time it takes to get perfect IVs and such.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 27, 2011, 05:42:59 AM
I like smogon/pokemon online competitive battling, but for me its just a balance of playing the super competitive OU stuff and UU stuff, which is more varied and can be more fun.  You can use more of your favorites and they won't be instantly KO'd by a Garchomp or something.  Plus, it gives you a bit of a creative box.  You can't just say "Okay, I need one more spot for a good defensive support pokemon.  In you go, Blissey/Skarmory/Celebi/Jellicent!"  You've got to do a bit of searching and consider pokemon you wouldn't think of.  Makes you appreciate the little guys a bit more.

Though I do like your strategy in-game, Orcus. 

I don't think I can even commit to that kind've thing. Pokemon is too casual for me. I barely commit to catching all of them/most of them let alone competition stuff.

Im the same.
I finish the game, collect some of the interesting ones.
Open some of the side adventures.
I've got the game stop 4 "relocated" on to Black at the 5th gym leader, I'll walk through the rest of the game...or....well run..with EXTREME SPEED!!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 27, 2011, 12:18:51 PM
Orcus, I don't breed for perfect IVs either.  Usually I'll find a pokemon with either a good nature or a good IV (that little descriptor like "Likes to Thrash About" tells you that its highest IV is attack, probably a 30), give it an everstone (assuming female) and then breeding becomes a lot easier.  But there's little point in trying to get a pokemon with 3 31s or something.

Besides, if you want to play competitively but don't want to go through all the work you can use Pokemon Online (HINT HINT)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on May 05, 2011, 05:44:21 AM
I have a TCG question..or a couple actually if anyone could field them I'd be appreciative.


When/can I use the pokebodies and pokepowers of previous evolutions?
When/can I use the attacks of previous evolutions?

If I have an attack  (I'm thinking Muk's sludge draw) that says the defending pokemon is returned to the opponents bench, and replaced with a benched pokemon. The new pokemon is now poisoned and confused.
If there is no benched pokemon....can I use it? (the obvious answer is no but I'm just clarifying)

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on May 05, 2011, 08:14:20 AM
When/can I use the pokebodies and pokepowers of previous evolutions?
I don't remember if you can use them on other players' turns, but I do think you can use previous evolution's poke-powers.  I'd check the rulebook though, because I'm not quite sure.
Quote
When/can I use the attacks of previous evolutions?
You can't.
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If I have an attack  (I'm thinking Muk's sludge draw) that says the defending pokemon is returned to the opponents bench, and replaced with a benched pokemon. The new pokemon is now poisoned and confused.
If there is no benched pokemon....can I use it? (the obvious answer is no but I'm just clarifying)
Pretty sure you can't.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on May 06, 2011, 04:45:07 AM
Thanks.
I only asked about the previous attacks, and pokepowers because I think Level EX, and X's can.

And it's very difficult (given the amount of cards available) to find one all encompassing rule book.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on May 18, 2011, 04:33:19 PM
So, on the 21st we are supposedly going to have information on the next Pokemon game.

:caffeine:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on May 25, 2011, 08:03:41 AM
Already?

Oh wait, guess it didn't happen.

Anyways, yesterday after hanging out with some friends at Know Your Meme, I decided to take on the Nuzlocke Challenge on LeafGreen (the Nuzlocke comics are pretty funny as well, as its where the challenge came from).  The following rules apply:

-If a pokemon faints, its assumed to be dead and you must release it (or put it in a "dead" box)
-The only pokemon you can catch is the first one you see in each area.  If it runs away or dies, you're out of luck

Three hours in and I've just beaten Brock.  Team right now is Rattata, Bulbasaur, and Butterfree.  It has made the game a bit more exciting, as you can't exactly "start over" now, and I've found myself covered in sweat each time Butterfree's been knocked down to 1 HP.  Praying for a Nidosomething or a Spearow before hitting Mt. Moon. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ħ on May 31, 2011, 04:46:24 PM
So I hear Ferrothorn is an incredible pokemon if you give it Curse, Gyro Ball, Substitute, and Leech Seed.  And comboed with Garchomp to deal with fire types, it totally cleans house.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on May 31, 2011, 05:14:12 PM
You've JUST heard that Ferrothorn is an awesome pokemon?  Dude, where have you BEEN? :lol  He's basically defined the OU metagame, which comes down to "kill their Ferrothorn and keep yours alive."
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ħ on May 31, 2011, 05:19:53 PM
Yep, I don't have B/W, and I was just chatting with a friend about the new pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on May 31, 2011, 05:20:38 PM
Fix that.  Black and White are amazing.  Tied with Platinum for my favorite Pokemon games.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Kura on June 01, 2011, 02:16:36 AM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Metagross is found in one area. It has a 5% chance of appearing in RUSTLING GRASS.

After a half hour I finally get one to appear and knock it out due to a fucking critical hit. RAGE.

Man that line is the worst! In pearl there was finally a swarm so I went to get one.. and oh man.. it was a struggle.. literally. I false-swiped it until it had 1HP left.. and I must've thrown at least 50 Ultra Balls at it until it struggled itself dead. I restarted. This happened over 4 times. FINALLY I ended up catching one @_@ It was a nightmare.. I was thinking "What more can I even do!? It has ONE HP!! (and it was paralyzed)" Crazy!



Anyways I have white and I'm at the League.. but I need to grind some levels. :C My wifi isn't working too well right now so unfortunately I can't trade atm..
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on June 01, 2011, 12:35:37 PM
In White, all of my pokemon are up to level 76. I don't really have anything left to do in the game other than catch any remaining pokemon. My team isn't very good, but I'm so far into the game that I don't even feel like trying to make a new one. I don't think I'm gonna start Black for awhile though. Amazon has HeartGold and SoulSilver for 30 (plus a deal for buy one get one half off) so I'm considering buying one.... I don't really have the money though...  :lol

And my White Forest is practically non-existent. :( WHY WON'T ANYONE DO ENTRALINK WITH ME
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on June 01, 2011, 02:23:49 PM
I haven't played this in forever, I gotta get back to it and keep upping my guys for the 2nd league run.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ħ on June 02, 2011, 06:31:05 AM
Well, I just did an anime runthru of Yellow.  And I made sure to do everything almost perfectly.  Caught Pidgeotto in Viridian Forest, released Butterfree, battled Sabrina before Erika before Koga, caught Primeape to use in the fighting gym and released it....everything except for the 30 Tauros.  I also caught and released a Raticate for the pokedex data.

Hall of Fame:
Bulbasaur L43
Muk L44
Charizard L43
Kingler L41
Squirtle L42
Pikachu L43
Seen: 127
Own: 16

Lance's Dragonite and Gary's Alakazam, though....I had some real issues.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on June 04, 2011, 05:11:02 PM
Guys for serious, someone do entralink with me for like 5 seconds so I can have some pokemon to catch in White Forest.

Also I bought HeartGold and SoulSilver last night hooray
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 04, 2011, 05:40:55 PM
Well, I just did an anime runthru of Yellow.  And I made sure to do everything almost perfectly.  Caught Pidgeotto in Viridian Forest, released Butterfree, battled Sabrina before Erika before Koga, caught Primeape to use in the fighting gym and released it....everything except for the 30 Tauros.  I also caught and released a Raticate for the pokedex data.

Hall of Fame:
Bulbasaur L43
Muk L44
Charizard L43
Kingler L41
Squirtle L42
Pikachu L43
Seen: 127
Own: 16

Lance's Dragonite and Gary's Alakazam, though....I had some real issues.

Those are pretty underleveled guys  :lol

But guys, we have a serious problem.  Apparently most people can't get their Dream World Eeveelutions.  I'm one of them.  I sent a support request to Nintendo and we'll see what happens.  So.  Much.  Rage.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on June 04, 2011, 05:43:46 PM
I got mine just fine. And now I have every Eevolution except for Flareon and Volteon since I need to get more evolution stones.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 04, 2011, 05:45:02 PM
You're fucking lucky.  I hate you so much.  I WANT MY MAGIC BOUNCE ESPEON ALREADY!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on June 28, 2011, 02:27:26 AM
ZBOMBER used revive!


OK, so is there any difference between EV training and just using vitamins to get your EVs the way you want them? Are there any disadvantages towards the latter other than being pricey?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 05:48:41 AM
Other than the fact that vitamins stop having effect after 100 EVs in one stat, not at all. Good timesaver.

Genius Wing etc. will work all the way up to 255, but they're even trickier to get hold of.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 06:45:04 AM
Other than the fact that vitamins stop having effect after 100 EVs in one stat, not at all. Good timesaver.

Genius Wing etc. will work all the way up to 255, but they're even trickier to get hold of.

Yep.

So, update on my pokemonings, I broke down and bought White a month ago.  Right now I'm just training my team to take down the E4 a second time.

Right now:
Serperior 64
Slowbro 62
Scrafty 63
Mismagius 65
Volcarona 70
Dragonite 68

The team that beat the story mode of the game was Serperior, Scrafty, Crustle (fucking AWESOME), Golurk, Haxorus, and Panpour (yuck).  I also just caught Kyurem!  Now I just need to catch the three genies and I'll be all set for BW legendaries.

SOMEONE WIFI BATTLE ME!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 07:24:54 AM
SOMEONE WIFI BATTLE ME!
Gimme a couple of hours, and I'm all yours.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 08:28:15 AM
:eyebrows:

You're gonna have to give me even more hours.  When I get home around 3:30/4:00 then we will begin.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 08:31:51 AM
:eyebrows:

You're gonna have to give me even more hours.  When I get home around 3:30/4:00 then we will begin.
Which time zone are we talking, here?

EDIT: It's 3:30 right now, here, so definitely a couple behind.

EDIT2: Ah! Says in your profile! Five or six hours. Works for me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 08:48:30 AM
The time zone we're talking is the correct one.  :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Quadrochosis on June 28, 2011, 10:44:08 AM
I should start playing Pokemon again.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 11:14:02 AM
Everyone should be playing pokemon all the time.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on June 28, 2011, 12:27:42 PM
Lately I've been playing White, HeartGold, Diamond, and Battle Revolution all at the same time.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 02:29:12 PM
Sorry I'm late!  My friend code for White is 343944976284.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 02:34:06 PM
I'm 4427 0685 4866.

Gimme a wee min as I work out how to do this.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 02:39:13 PM
Okay but if you take any longer than a long min I'm disqualifying you.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 02:40:42 PM
Haha. I've forgotten where the f'ing thingybob is. Middle one at the top, yeah?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 02:41:08 PM
Yep.  Think so.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 02:41:35 PM
Aha! Ace. Seeking participants.

Just used the standard settings.

EDIT: Ack! You keep appearing and then floating away.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 02:43:49 PM
Damn, I keep getting an error code 86420. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 02:44:27 PM
I don't know what one of those is, but it sounds delicious.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 02:45:15 PM
https://www.nintendo.com/consumer/wfc/en_na/ds/results.jsp?error_code=86420&system=DS&locale=lang

I'm using a USB connector, but it didn't do this when I traded with Joe earlier.  Did you get anything?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 02:48:09 PM
I'm using my computer as a broadcasting point... which, generally, has been pretty top notch so far, so I hope it's not my side.

I've got you down in the corner as a potential participant, but that's about all I'm getting.

Ooh! Hold up. You were just sitting in the room for a sec.

"Communicating with Skydive..."
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 02:50:45 PM
Argh, it looked like it was gonna work for a second!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 02:57:16 PM
Oh it did.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 03:26:18 PM
I've "yessed" just to maintain the connection. If we can't get a six-on-six I am going to kick off and write angry letters to Nintendo, Game Freak, and Pikachu.

(Part of me wants to suggest er... whatever NetBattle's called nowadays, but I don't enjoy using Pokemon I haven't raised all that much. Still, a six-on-six is a six-on-six.)

EDIT: Hahahahaha, ohhhh this was inevitable. Ninety more years of "Communicating with Skydive..." - go!

EDIT2: Sixteen minutes later, this is ridiculous.

(continues trying...)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 03:51:31 PM
Yeah this is getting silly.  I guess I could always try and update action replay for a bajilion rare candies so we can play 6-on-6 with level 100s.  Or writing angry letters to Nintendo works too.

Actually, I'm starting to get hungry, so I'm gonna disconnect now, because I just starting thinking about making a hail team.  Its something I haven't done before, and the anticipation of crushing my opponents between Obamasnow's icy heel whets my appetite. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on June 28, 2011, 03:56:23 PM
Absolutely fair. And good session! Three wins each isn't bad. P'raps try the emulator next time? It's not nearly as fun as using the DS - definitely "missing" something - but I love the idea of having a lovely accessible league going.

P.S. I hate your Volcarona.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on June 28, 2011, 04:00:35 PM
Yeah, Pokemon Online would be a good way to try as well.  Maybe tomorrow if you're free around 4pm EST (Europeans Suckat Timezones)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on July 22, 2011, 02:52:46 PM
Taken me long enough, but just got to the Sparkling Sea in Dream World. Moxie Gyarados is kicking twelve times his recommended daily allowance of arse.  :hat
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Sketchy on July 24, 2011, 11:37:34 AM
Everyone should be playing pokemon all the time.

This. I need to go and play White again, but at the moment, I'm waiting for a copy of SoulSilver I ordered to turn up, as I wanted to play the 2nd gen remakes again, but didn't want to restart HeartGold.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 10:07:30 PM
OK GUYS

I wanna lower my Simsage's special attack and put that towards his attack. He is level 86 right now, and all my EVs are maxed. So, if I use hondew berries, give him a lot of protein and then battle pokemon that give off attack EVs, can I get his attack stats pretty high?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on September 01, 2011, 03:28:26 AM
Yes. But you'll probably need quite a lot of Hondew.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on September 01, 2011, 03:55:15 AM
I think it's like 11 berries to completely zero a stat?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on September 01, 2011, 02:09:42 PM
I've got some growing in dream world now so I should be all set

Do I need to space it out when I give him the protein/berries, or can I just do it all at once? Never done any kind of EV training before in any of the pokemon games, so this is still kinda new to me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Genowyn on September 06, 2011, 07:45:59 AM
So I'm doing a Nuzlocke run for my first ever play through of a Gen 4 game.

Current party:

Pingu Lv. 18 Prinplup
Clarice Lv. 18 Staravia
Butthead Lv. 17 Luxio
Stephen Lv. 17 Buizel
Rachel Lv. 13 Buneary
Spiderman★ Lv. 17 Psyduck

Fallen comrades:
Beavis, Zubat
Kevinmoore, Zubat
Cannabis!, Budew


Edit: Stephen has fallen in the line of duty.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on September 13, 2011, 06:46:36 PM
Missing No. is today's featured article on Wikipedia.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on September 13, 2011, 07:03:52 PM
 :lol

also guys please SOMEONE can someone do entralink with me so I can get some people in my White Forest? I dont have ANYONE right now. And its making that forest completely pointless
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 15, 2011, 09:21:14 AM
just finished opening a box of Storm front (Diamond Pearl I think)

And only two Level X's. damnit...shoulda been more.

The Heatran X, and the Dusk one....

some good other cards though...foily Infurnape..we already had an Infurnape lvl X from somewhere else and a couple big Steelix's....also there's a huge Mamoswine with this attack that does 60, the +10 more for every swinub, +20 for every pillowswine, and +40 for every other mamo on your bench. If I could get a good draw, and stuff...man that would so some damage.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on September 15, 2011, 09:56:30 AM
So it's official. They're remaking Ruby and Saphire. It seems that these will be the last of the remakes.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 15, 2011, 10:39:52 AM
Interesting, Pokemon and Nintendo are having a miny squable over the Pokemon people wanting to release games on os devices, iPads, pods etc etc.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on September 15, 2011, 01:14:11 PM
So I've gone back to playing a bit to finally level up for the elite 4 a second time in black.

My team is-
Kyurem, 75
Reshiram,  70
Hydreigon, 71 (raised from Egg)
Metagross, 71 (raised from Egg)
Cobalion, 71
Virizion, 71
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on September 15, 2011, 01:31:20 PM
So it's official. They're remaking Ruby and Saphire. It seems that these will be the last of the remakes.

bleh. I'll buy Sapphire since I never owned it, but the third gen was easily my least favorite. Maybe some of the retouched will make it a better game, hopefully.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on September 15, 2011, 01:40:32 PM
So it's official. They're remaking Ruby and Sapphire.

How do you know?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 16, 2011, 06:35:05 AM
I bet that metagross is bad ass nick.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on September 16, 2011, 08:04:15 AM
Missing No. is today's featured article on Wikipedia.

Happy birthday to me!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on September 16, 2011, 08:27:08 AM
So it's official. They're remaking Ruby and Saphire. It seems that these will be the last of the remakes.

I've seen no news to this effect
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2011, 09:10:53 AM
I bet that metagross is bad ass nick.

Yeah, Zen Headbutt, Meteor Strike (or whatever it's called), Hammer Arm, and Earthquake.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on September 16, 2011, 10:31:03 AM
So it's official. They're remaking Ruby and Saphire. It seems that these will be the last of the remakes.

I've seen no news to this effect

Me neither, would be interested to see a link
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on September 22, 2011, 10:04:00 PM
Okay, this is very weird. I just found out that my friend is the Pokemon world champion. Like THE world champion for the past two years. I've known him for a couple years, and I looked up some videos on YouTube...and it's just so weird to see him being, well, famous. Like he has tons of fans and everything.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on September 23, 2011, 05:06:03 AM
Okay, this is very weird. I just found out that my friend is the Pokemon world champion. Like THE world champion for the past two years. I've known him for a couple years, and I looked up some videos on YouTube...and it's just so weird to see him being, well, famous. Like he has tons of fans and everything.

You're friends with Ash Ketchum?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Sketchy on September 23, 2011, 05:15:16 AM
Nice. I will get the remake of Sapphire, I think. I keep wanting to play the gen III again, but the internal batteries of all my carts have died.

Also: That's awesome, Implode.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 23, 2011, 05:57:20 AM
Okay, this is very weird. I just found out that my friend is the Pokemon world champion. Like THE world champion for the past two years. I've known him for a couple years, and I looked up some videos on YouTube...and it's just so weird to see him being, well, famous. Like he has tons of fans and everything.

That is really cool Implode.
My son (8 years old) play the card game ALL the time, we're not very good but we try. We have to look up rules n shit while we play, and there aren't many clubs around us so we just play against each other or the wife even knows how.

Very neat!.....Im envious!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Edan the Man on September 23, 2011, 06:30:20 AM
Have you seen the online trading card game? It's pretty neat, all new booster packs and decks come with codes that you can use to obtain online boosters/decks. The game itself on the website is a bit clunky, but seeing as its just a beta, I think it has potential. I've managed to waste a few hours there on just the single player modes.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 23, 2011, 06:44:36 AM
My son finished all the single player modes, but I didn't know about the codes/booster pack things.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on September 23, 2011, 08:38:23 AM
and there aren't many clubs around us so we just play against each other or the wife even knows how.


When I was a kid, they used to have Pokemon card tournaments every Saturday morning at Toys R Us. I didn't go every weekend but I went quite a bit. It was cool to trade and battle with other people, because none of my friends knew how to actually play the game, they just liked collecting the cards.  :P I even won one of the local tournaments for my age bracket, I had a killer lightning and grass deck. I still have it somewhere actually...

I wish my cards were still usable though, they are long outdated at this point  :lol So yeah, maybe check out your local toy store and see if they offer anything
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 23, 2011, 10:29:31 AM
ya..I'm in Ontario/Canada, and the closest club is in Quebec, about an hour drive away.
We went once, it was a bunch of teenagers a dad...it was pretty good actually. Restored my faith in teenagers as an age bracket. They were cool with us, slaughtered us, but in a nice way. Gave my son some extra deck/card covers. They had a couple kids that had one regional tourneys and gone pretty far at the nationals.

the big deck they were using was the magnazone level x deck..it was nasty
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on September 23, 2011, 11:07:16 AM

That is really cool Implode.
My son (8 years old) play the card game ALL the time, we're not very good but we try. We have to look up rules n shit while we play, and there aren't many clubs around us so we just play against each other or the wife even knows how.

Very neat!.....Im envious!
[/quote]

Well, he's the champion of the video games, not the TCG. But you get the idea. I've always preferred the card game, but it's hard to keep up with new cards. It takes a big toll on your wallet.

You're friends with Ash Ketchum?

Basically. I can't get over how weird it is. Seeing him in interview and things. he's part of my group of friends that play poker together. And he never talks about it or really mentions it often, so it seems that he's more interested in just playing poker.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Genowyn on September 30, 2011, 10:17:09 AM
I FUCKING HATE TRYING TO CATCH LEGENDARIES

GODDAMN UXIE
STRUGGLED ITSELF TO DEATH

FUCK YOU UXIE
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on September 30, 2011, 12:15:59 PM

That is really cool Implode.
My son (8 years old) play the card game ALL the time, we're not very good but we try. We have to look up rules n shit while we play, and there aren't many clubs around us so we just play against each other or the wife even knows how.

Very neat!.....Im envious!

Well, he's the champion of the video games, not the TCG. But you get the idea. I've always preferred the card game, but it's hard to keep up with new cards. It takes a big toll on your wallet.

You're friends with Ash Ketchum?

Basically. I can't get over how weird it is. Seeing him in interview and things. he's part of my group of friends that play poker together. And he never talks about it or really mentions it often, so it seems that he's more interested in just playing poker.
[/quote]


I'd kill for auto graphed cards....get on it!

a trade can be worked out!
(smirk()
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on September 30, 2011, 12:51:48 PM
Not sure if it fits in this thread or not, but I recently started re-watching the Anime.
So many memories comes back, and it's still hilarious here and there, especially Brock and Ash's behavior sometimes.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Dark Castle on September 30, 2011, 12:59:52 PM

That is really cool Implode.
My son (8 years old) play the card game ALL the time, we're not very good but we try. We have to look up rules n shit while we play, and there aren't many clubs around us so we just play against each other or the wife even knows how.

Very neat!.....Im envious!

Well, he's the champion of the video games, not the TCG. But you get the idea. I've always preferred the card game, but it's hard to keep up with new cards. It takes a big toll on your wallet.

You're friends with Ash Ketchum?

Basically. I can't get over how weird it is. Seeing him in interview and things. he's part of my group of friends that play poker together. And he never talks about it or really mentions it often, so it seems that he's more interested in just playing poker.


I'd kill for auto graphed cards....get on it!

a trade can be worked out!
(smirk()
[/quote]
I've been getting back into the card game because some friends of mine play it, and I bought a deck and 3 packs the other day and pulled one of the two ultra rares from the set, and it fits my deck perfectly.  Felt so Radular
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 01, 2011, 07:06:33 AM
I've started buying them used...you don't always get great condition but usually they're ok and parent's don't really know their value, they just want the big box of cards gone......


an Uxie eh?

hmm let me check Gen, I might be able to help if we can set up the friend code thing.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on October 01, 2011, 02:47:06 PM
Not sure if it fits in this thread or not, but I recently started re-watching the Anime.
So many memories comes back, and it's still hilarious here and there, especially Brock and Ash's behavior sometimes.  :lol

Me too!  :lol I only get to watch on or two a week but I just finished the Pewter City episode. The show isn't as bad as I thought it would be... obviously when I was a little 9 year old kid I ate up the show, but it's actually kind of interesting.

That said, I've seen an episode or two of the newer ones and the quality seems to have completely dropped.  :-\
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 01, 2011, 04:14:22 PM
I have watched in a really high tempo lately, last EP I saw was the one with Hypno and Drowzee, so around ep 26-27 or something. (don't remember exactly)

The show is just hilarious, I lol so hard every time Team Rocket embarrass themselves.  :rollin
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 07, 2011, 06:59:02 AM
Bump.

Okay, so I recently started replaying Pokémon Gold for nostalgia, but I'm having a hard time deciding how I should form my team.
Right now I have one slot I need to fill, I'll post my current team:

*Umbreon (Level 60) (no held item yet)
-Psychic
-Bite
-Faint Attack
-Moonlight

*Lapras (Level 60) (Mystic Water)
-Ice Beam
-Rain Dance
-Mist
-Hydro Pump

*Pikachu (Level 60) (No held item yet)
-Thunderbolt
-Agility
-Thunder
-Iron Tail

*Pidgeot (Level 60) (No held item yet)
-Wing Attack
-Fly
-Steel Wing
-Quick Attack

*Typhlosion (Level 60) (Charcoal)
-Flamethrower
-Flame Wheel
-Swift
-Quick Attack

I'm thinking about either Snorlax, Tyranitar, Dragonite or Aerodactyl for the last spot, I might consider switching out Pidgeot, because I'm not sure how much "use" I will have for just a flying-pokemon.
I also have several moves that I will teach some of my Pokémons, which I haven't had time for yet, for example I'm thinking about getting Hyper Beam for Umbreon (instead of Bite probably), and then I might teach some 'odd' attacks just to not be outnumbered easily, if I remember correct I think Typhlosion can learn Thunderpunch (so I can pwn Water-Pokemon), and I might get Fire Blast.

Any thoughts?  :D

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on October 07, 2011, 07:01:44 AM
Replace Pidgeot with Dragonite, and I guess you could add Snorlax for some good defense.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 07, 2011, 07:25:45 AM
That sounds good, I thought about doing something along those lines. :P
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 07, 2011, 08:35:52 AM
Tyranitar with stone edge is pretty much un stopable.
I raised one from larvitar/egg to 100 and he was bad ass.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on October 07, 2011, 09:31:00 AM
My advice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qe9O90cD80
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Genowyn on October 07, 2011, 09:33:20 AM
I'm currently raising a Garchomp and a Vaporeon.

Garchomp is Jolly so he has intense speed, moveset:

Earthquake
Outrage
Dragon Claw
Stone Edge

Vaporeon is Bold, which is awesome. Moveset:

Wish
Protect
Roar
Scald

I intend to raise up a Tyranitar and an Excadrill, so with those two and Garchomp I will have a pretty awesome sandstorm team.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on October 07, 2011, 10:44:56 AM
I'm currently raising a Garchomp and a Vaporeon.

Garchomp is Jolly so he has intense speed, moveset:

Earthquake
Outrage
Dragon Claw
Stone Edge

Vaporeon is Bold, which is awesome. Moveset:

Wish
Protect
Roar
Scald

I have both of those already! Except my Garchomp knows Fire Fang instead of Stone Edge and my Vaporeon knows Ice Beam, Surf, Toxic and Wish
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on October 07, 2011, 11:13:04 AM
I saw on Bulbapedia that some site is starting a league for Black and White, so I'm coming up with team ideas for that. You're allowed to pick 10 pokemon, and you can only use those 10 pokemon when you battle the gym leaders and the elite 4/champion. I've never battled competeively before, so I figure this would be a better start than a tournament or something where I would be out in round 1 and not be able to do anything after that.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 20, 2011, 03:55:31 PM
I've thought a bit about maybe buying a Nintendo DS and one of the new games, but I haven't owned a Nintendo-console since my Gameboy Color back when Silver/Gold was new.  :lol
In other words, I feel completely clueless.
I know there was a new console not long ago, 3DS or something? And well, if I do buy a Nintendo DS, I don't want to buy a console that suddenly becomes useless 5 months later cause they stop making games for it, are the new Pokemon games for 3DS, normal DS or is it like the old days, work in both?

Just looking for a few recommendations, what DS should I actually pick up if I buy one? :P
Also, what game do you guys prefer out of Black and White? I could prolly look up the differences on bulbapedia, but I sorta dropped the Pokemon-ball (no pun intended) somewhere in Ruby/Sapphire, I lost the anime long before that, but I did play through Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald on Emulator, same goes for Leaf Green and Fire Red.

Thing is though, as most of you can probably agree on, it just isn't the same on Emulator.
I remember the feeling, the joy of playing Pokemon on a gameboy, it was much more personal somehow, much more fun.
So yeah, fairly long post, but anyone that could enlighten me? :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on October 20, 2011, 05:00:36 PM
Black and White are for the DS, not the 3DS, so you could pick up a used DS for cheap to play them.  Either one is fine, though 3DS has a lot of cool stuff coming out.

Honestly, I prefer both games.  This is the only Pokemon series where I've bought both games before the inevitable enhanced remake.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 20, 2011, 05:02:04 PM
I'd say get a DS lite, an R4 card and go with Heart Gold and Black and White.
Or.

Just a DS Lite and Heart Gold.
Black and White are good...Heart Gold Soul Silver is better.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on October 20, 2011, 05:06:55 PM
Lol.  No. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on October 20, 2011, 05:12:06 PM
Get black and white. They might actually be two of my favorite Pokemon games released.

You can get any normal DS and they will work, but I'm pretty sure they aren't making games for the DS anymore. So if you want something that will stay current, go with the 3DS.

The only games I'm not wild about were Ruby/Sapphire. I stopped playing around G/S, and I bought Ruby used a few years after it came out. I got to the elite four but never beat them and then lost interest.... technically, I've never finished any game from Gen III.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: snapple on October 20, 2011, 05:50:19 PM
I'd say get a DS lite, an R4 card and go with Heart Gold and Black and White.
Or.

Just a DS Lite and Heart Gold.
Black and White are good...Heart Gold Soul Silver is better.

This is so right on so many levels.

I used Pokemon Selector to get even Pokemon that I will never have a chance too. Sorry, that aspect of the games always annoyed me. I love Pokemon White. Nearing 50 hours played. Have about 130 hours in Soul Silver
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 21, 2011, 12:50:07 AM
I'm also a bit interested in what you guys think of the newer generations of Pokemon.
Being one of 'those people' who grew up with Generation 1 and then 2, when I played Ruby and Sapphire the first time, I was really disappointed because I didn't think the Gen 3 Pokemons were nowhere near the 'quality' of the first two generations. :/

I don't know, but I think the first two generations had a more 'simple' thing going on, the designs were more.. simple but effective, meanwhile a lot of newer Pokemon's that I have seen, they just seem so... "loads of things going on at once", if you catch my drift.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on October 21, 2011, 01:53:13 AM
I can keep going back to Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh. Unova is flat out boring. I don't know why. Once you explore the northeast part after beating the game it just feels like there's nowhere left to go. It's weird too. You have changing seasons and everything but I just don't feel like going back through the region. Just seemed rather bland to me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 21, 2011, 02:17:30 AM
Oh yeah, reminds me of another question.
In Black & White, after you beat Unova (?), is it like in Silver/Gold/Crystal that you go back to the older regions and do things there, or is it limited to just one or a few regions?

Also, I recall reading something about not being able to catch any of the older PokemAns before you beat Elite 4, is that right as well?
It actually sounds like a good idea, because then I'm more "forced" to actually bother with the new Pokemon, instead of just getting together my dream team from Pokemon Silver.  ;)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on October 21, 2011, 02:26:26 AM
No. Part of the reason I find it so boring is that there is little left to explore after the story is over. A few extra routes and towns, and a few areas with the obligatory legendaries, but that's about it. And without even having a versus seeker around to rematch anyone, the whole place just feels dull afterward. To me, anyway. It just seemed like there was so much more to do post-game in the others.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on October 21, 2011, 10:31:55 AM
I think every generation has its good and bad Pokémon. People who hate the new pokemon are just saying that out of nostalgia. Also, they say that because they already know all of the original Pokémon. Then, they see a couple of the new ones, and they say that they're shit just because they can't name them on the spot. I haven't seen many people who've played through the new that games with opinion.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 21, 2011, 11:02:40 AM
I might actually get Heart Gold or Soul Silver at first, and then buy Black or White later.
Seeing as Gen 2 is something I hold so dearly, it would be interesting to see the new "take" on games I loved so much when I was younger.

Seeing as I'm a total Nintendo DS NEWB, is it possible to hook it up to your computer and play against others over the net, or something like that?
I remember being young and playing against other kids at my school with link-cable, fond memories, but it's not like I would go 50 miles to battle good people or anything.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on October 21, 2011, 12:28:45 PM
The DS has wifi so you can play with anyone in the world straight from your DS.  :tup A bunch of people here's friend codes are in the OP.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 21, 2011, 12:47:52 PM
Cool stuff.
Really excited about getting a DS now, I'll most likely get Heart Gold or Soul Silver first, then get Black or White after that. :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on October 21, 2011, 01:10:24 PM
I recommend Platinum too. Sinnoh has a fun "northern" vibe to it with the snow. And you wouldn't even have to worry about Diamond/Pearl because the third "ultimate" version is out.

Plus, it has Luxray. And Luxray is awesome.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 21, 2011, 01:15:35 PM
What games does everyone here play then? :)
Is it mainly Black and White, or Heart Gold/Soul Silver, or Diamond/Pearl/Platinum?

Also, how does it work with trading pokemAn, is that also possible over the net?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 22, 2011, 01:05:19 PM
Okay, so today I purchased a Nintendo DS and Pokemon Black.
Never got to play any of the Gen 4 games (I will eventually), so this game really felt very new, lots of new features since back in Ruby/Sapphire when I played last.

Been playing for like 1 ˝-2 hours now, just defeated the first gym-leader and got Cut.
My team right now:

*Oshawott (level 12)
*Lillipup (Level 11)
*Pansear (Level 12)

Any tips or recommendations for a newbie? Could be anything, like if there are any pokemAns I should catch (around where I am) that become OP later on.
Not even sure if the ones I have are that good, but I figured that a Fire-type might be good to have, and Lillipup just feels like this gen's useless normal pokemon, a la Sentret in Gen 2, but I don't know.. might be cool later.
Bite is fairly good this early as well.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on October 22, 2011, 01:07:33 PM
Get a Sandile.  Krookodile is so amazing.  I'd get Chandelure to replace Pansear.  It won't be for a while, but it'll be worth it.  Lillipup is actually a great choice to keep on your team.  His final form, Stoutland, is a beast.  Actually quite useful.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 23, 2011, 02:11:16 AM
Okay cool, I read that Sandile would be on Route 4 or something, and I think that's after where I'm now.
Just arrived to the town with the second gym, I haven't checked much of the city out yet, but I'll do so later today.
Since my last post, I've trained my pokemons a bit more, and I have catched two more additions to my team, Blitzle and Munna.
Have no idea if these will be good later on, but I figured that a Psychic-type and an Electric would be pretty neat to have this early in the game, gives my team a few options for future trainers.

I do know that with a bigger team, it becomes a bit more important to battle a lot against wild pokemons so that everyone gains their levels, right now I think my highest (Oshawott) is on level 15, meanwhile the others are around 12-14.
I should probably get those up a bit more, I'm not sure how high the gym leader's pokemons are, but I still suspect that I have some work to do.

Also, while not being THAT blown away by the new Pokemons, I do like the idea of having the old ones accessible after defeating Elite 4.
Why? Because otherwise I would have most likely just gone back to my epic Pokemon Silver-team, but now I'm sorta forced to check out the new ones, and that's in a good way.  :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Kosmo on October 23, 2011, 03:03:10 AM
I just usually get the pokemangs which look the snazziest, just like when I was 10 years old.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Edan the Man on October 23, 2011, 05:45:21 AM
I think it would be funny to try and play through the entire game like one of the random stupid ass trainers you run into everywhere, with a completely themed team.

I wanna be the very best bug catcher, like no one ever was.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 23, 2011, 05:58:05 AM
Having 6 Rattata's ftw.

On another note, got my ass kicked in the second gym.
What's up with Retaliate? OP apparently.
Oh well, proceeded into the nearby forest, figured that I would train here for a bit, getting my pokemons up to 20, or at least 18+, and then go back and kick her ass.
Oh yeah, my Oshawott evolved, hell yeah!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Genowyn on October 23, 2011, 07:57:57 AM
Having 6 Rattata's ftw.

On another note, got my ass kicked in the second gym.
What's up with Retaliate? OP apparently.
Oh well, proceeded into the nearby forest, figured that I would train here for a bit, getting my pokemons up to 20, or at least 18+, and then go back and kick her ass.
Oh yeah, my Oshawott evolved, hell yeah!

Retaliate is a 70 power move that becomes 140 power if one of the pokemon on the team has fainted.

The easiest way to get through that gym is to get a rock type and teach it Rock Smash.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on October 23, 2011, 08:18:16 AM
I think it would be funny to try and play through the entire game like one of the random stupid ass trainers you run into everywhere, with a completely themed team.

I wanna be the very best bug catcher, like no one ever was.

In Black and White you could actually do that though.  The Bugs are actually good!

Or you can catch a Sawk/Throh and teach it Rock Smash.  Either pokemon will be useful for the rest of the game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 23, 2011, 12:26:24 PM
I found way more post game playability in HG than in Black. I still can't get over the wi fi trading. Blows me away that robwebster in the UK and I could trade. (I'm in Canada)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 23, 2011, 12:35:20 PM
Getting my copy of Heart Gold on Monday or Tuesday probably. :)
Don't get me wrong now, I do enjoy Black, but Gen 2 was just my favorite time in Pokemon, and I just have so fond memories of playing Pokemon Silver, and Heart Gold will most likely be my "main"-game when I get it.
Looking forward to it!

Now back to Black, status-update:

Managed to get my pokemons up a bit and kicked Lenora (?) completely.
My Dewott (?) kicked ass with some water attacks, luckily I got her pokemons down before retaliate managed to do much harm. :)
Then I did the following event, chasing after Team Plasma in the forest etc, cool stuff.
Now a few questions.
I managed to catch a "Cottonee" (?), grass-type pokemon. Is it any good? Because unless I remember wrong, there was a girl in the previous city that wanted to trade a Cottonee for something else, maybe that is a good trade?
I also got a Moon Stone which I understand will evolve my Munna, but I'm a bit hesitant because I know sometimes evolving early is not a good choice, seeing as movesets change, but when should I roughly evolve it?

Got like 5-6 hours played now or so, actually had to charge my batteries now for the first time.
Yeah I'm probably slow, but I'm really taking my pace and enjoying the game, reading all dialogues and talking with every npc I can find. :)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Edan the Man on October 23, 2011, 10:12:00 PM
So the other night, my brother and I decided on a whim to go out and buy a ton of pokemon cards. We each got a deck and a pack of five boosters and spent the entire night playing and rearranging decks. It was badass nostalgic fun :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on October 23, 2011, 11:07:09 PM
Getting my copy of Heart Gold on Monday or Tuesday probably. :)
Don't get me wrong now, I do enjoy Black, but Gen 2 was just my favorite time in Pokemon, and I just have so fond memories of playing Pokemon Silver, and Heart Gold will most likely be my "main"-game when I get it.
Looking forward to it!

Now back to Black, status-update:

Managed to get my pokemons up a bit and kicked Lenora (?) completely.
My Dewott (?) kicked ass with some water attacks, luckily I got her pokemons down before retaliate managed to do much harm. :)
Then I did the following event, chasing after Team Plasma in the forest etc, cool stuff.
Now a few questions.
I managed to catch a "Cottonee" (?), grass-type pokemon. Is it any good? Because unless I remember wrong, there was a girl in the previous city that wanted to trade a Cottonee for something else, maybe that is a good trade?
I also got a Moon Stone which I understand will evolve my Munna, but I'm a bit hesitant because I know sometimes evolving early is not a good choice, seeing as movesets change, but when should I roughly evolve it?

Got like 5-6 hours played now or so, actually had to charge my batteries now for the first time.
Yeah I'm probably slow, but I'm really taking my pace and enjoying the game, reading all dialogues and talking with every npc I can find. :)

For these questions, I direct you here:
https://www.serebii.net/pokedex-bw/
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Genowyn on October 23, 2011, 11:24:44 PM
Much better than Serebii:

https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page

https://www.smogon.com/bw/pokemon/

Anyways, Cottonee evolves into Whimsicott, which is an awesome pokemon.

Basically, its ability, Trickster, allows it to use non-damaging moves as if they had priority, for example, a move like Sleep Powder would act first, like Quick Attack. You can use it for setup, or you can use it to block setup (noone is going to use a stat increasing move against something that can use Encore with priority :D)

Here's some more specific info on Whimsicott: https://www.smogon.com/bw/pokemon/whimsicott

As far as when to evolve Munna, if you check the Bulbapedia page for both it and its evolution, you can see the moveset for each pokemon. Just figure out which move is the last one you want Munna to learn, level it up to that level, learn the move, then evolve it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 24, 2011, 02:23:26 AM
Thanks, I do use Bulbapedia for quite a lot these days, check things related to the anime, but also the games ofc.
Really good site.  :tup

Update on my status:

Beat the third Gym, without too much trouble.
Luckily it wasn't that hard when I had two pokemons with fire-abilities, one with psychic and one water for his rock/ground-bug or whatever it is.
Continued to Route 4 and has catched a Sandile, and I've battled a few trainers here.
Feel a bit lost, not that it's hard to find the way or anything like that, but I'm not sure if I covered all of Route 4, but I moved on to Relic Castle, no idea if there's anything to do here though.
Should I just proceed to the next city, or is there things to do in Relic Castle, or anything I forgot at Route 4?

Also, I evolved my Pansear into a Simisear with a firestone, but I'm thinking about just dropping it from my team.
Despite having abilities for Ghost, Dark and Fire, (and being my Cut-bitch), I just feel like he is completely useless.
If I meet a trainer with Grass-types, his Fire-attack is neat to have, but on the other hand Incinerate feels fairly weak, and my Blitzle has a fire-attack as well, so he is not really necessary for my team right now.
I did drop Herdier since I don't care for Normal-pokemons that much, but I'm considering trading my Cottonee for that Petelil, seeing as Leech Seed/Mega Drain and all that is such a frustrating combo.
I'll most likely get that ghost/fire-pokemon when I get that far.

Dewott, Blitzle, Munna and Sandile are in my plans right now though, I'll see if I have to replace any of them later.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 24, 2011, 07:08:00 AM
https://pokemon.marriland.com/hgss/walkthrough/zephyrbadge/new_bark_town-1

is my favorite site, loads much faster the bulabpedia I find.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on October 24, 2011, 01:42:37 PM
Much better than Serebii:

https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page

https://www.smogon.com/bw/pokemon/

Anyways, Cottonee evolves into Whimsicott, which is an awesome pokemon.

Basically, its ability, Trickster, allows it to use non-damaging moves as if they had priority, for example, a move like Sleep Powder would act first, like Quick Attack. You can use it for setup, or you can use it to block setup (noone is going to use a stat increasing move against something that can use Encore with priority :D)

Here's some more specific info on Whimsicott: https://www.smogon.com/bw/pokemon/whimsicott

As far as when to evolve Munna, if you check the Bulbapedia page for both it and its evolution, you can see the moveset for each pokemon. Just figure out which move is the last one you want Munna to learn, level it up to that level, learn the move, then evolve it.

Well, I don't recommend Smogon for story-mode stuff, though it does offer some insight into strategies and analyses on a pokemons strong/weak points.  I don't really like bulbapedia for looking up stats/moves and the like.  I find Serebii is much easier to look at when most of that data is contained within a few scrolls. 

Personally, I would have waited a while to evolve Pansear.  There's a move thats much stronger than Incinerate that he gets later (forget what it is) but the elemental monkeys (except panpour that has nasty plot) get useless pretty quick, IMO.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: snapple on October 24, 2011, 01:45:26 PM
I played through White without using any online reference. It seemed much more difficult, because I didn't know which Pokemon were what types until after battles. Nevertheless, I never lost a battle.

Has anyone ever used Pokemon selector?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 24, 2011, 02:56:01 PM
Sandile is the new Zubat, seriously.
So frustrating getting like 500 random battles wandering around in the Desert-place, too lazy to buy a repel.  :lol
Anyhow, managed to find a few "hidden" items, and a few trainers, so got some XP there.
Also came across N in the city, whom I battled, kicked his ass for sure.

My Dewott is level 27 now, but the others are around 22-24, I don't know exactly what caused the gap, but Dewott has so far been my "safety card", sorta the one I bring out when I need some ass-kicking.
Anyhow, might get my copy of Heart Gold tomorrow, and then it sorta brings a dilemma if I'm gonna stay with Black, or switch to HG and come back later sometime.
Nothing against Gen 5, but as I mentioned earlier, Gen 2 is just the one I've always had closest to my heart, so really excited about HG.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on October 24, 2011, 03:12:53 PM
The only difference is that Sandile turns into Krookodile who will fuck all enemy pokemon sideways while Zubat evolves into Crobat who makes a decent scrawny lead pokemon.   :metal

Swoobat and Roggenrola are the new Zubat and Geodude.  And they're just as annoying too. 

And you should stay with Black.  At least finish the main story before jumping into Heart Gold.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: snapple on October 24, 2011, 03:42:53 PM
The only difference is that Sandile turns into Krookodile who will fuck all enemy pokemon sideways while Zubat evolves into Crobat who makes a decent scrawny lead pokemon.   :metal

Swoobat and Roggenrola are the new Zubat and Geodude.  And they're just as annoying too. 

And you should stay with Black.  At least finish the main story before jumping into Heart Gold.

Truth.

Repels make the game fun, btw.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 24, 2011, 03:43:26 PM
I've been at the sixth gym since april


FML
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: snapple on October 24, 2011, 03:47:02 PM
I've been at the sixth gym since april


FML

I can help you.

They really do need to make Pokemon games that cater to people who are about 20 years old. They'd make a killing on it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on October 24, 2011, 03:51:06 PM
The only difference is that Sandile turns into Krookodile who will fuck all enemy pokemon sideways while Zubat evolves into Crobat who makes a decent scrawny lead pokemon.   :metal

Swoobat and Roggenrola are the new Zubat and Geodude.  And they're just as annoying too. 

And you should stay with Black.  At least finish the main story before jumping into Heart Gold.

But Geodude at least evolved into Golem, who would fuck things up big time.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 24, 2011, 05:08:51 PM
I've been at the sixth gym since april


FML

I can help you.

They really do need to make Pokemon games that cater to people who are about 20 years old. They'd make a killing on it.

Well, the issue more is that I can't seem to pull myself from LOTRO
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 25, 2011, 07:59:57 AM
I've set up my connection-settings for my DS now, but I don't quite get how Pokemon will work over the internet.
IR is DS to DS I assume, but then Wireless or Online?
I checked out Online which had something called Game Sync, where I came to a menu over my "sleeping" pokemons, no idea what that is.
Also, how do I find out my friendcode? :P
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: snapple on October 26, 2011, 08:03:46 AM
I've set up my connection-settings for my DS now, but I don't quite get how Pokemon will work over the internet.
IR is DS to DS I assume, but then Wireless or Online?
I checked out Online which had something called Game Sync, where I came to a menu over my "sleeping" pokemons, no idea what that is.
Also, how do I find out my friendcode? :P


You need to go to the Pal Pak in your inventory. It's easy enough to google, I always forget how to do this myself!

By the way, I'm leveling on Audinos (instead of EV leveling) and have 5 level 41 Lillipups with Pickup that get me free rare candies.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 26, 2011, 08:06:09 AM
You won't get your friend code until you sign up on Nintendo Wi-Fi for the first time.
If you never do.
No code for you!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on October 26, 2011, 08:40:06 AM
Jimmy - Game Sync is for use with the Pokemon Dream World... basically one of your pokemon "sleeps" and then you can use that pokemon on the dream world website to grow berries, play games and find pokemon. Google Pokemon global link, that's the site you use for it.

You need to use the wi-fi for battles/trades/etc
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 26, 2011, 10:50:58 AM
Okay!
I'll see if I can get it fixed later, at least I set up my internet, and was able to agree on the user blabla-thingie that required internet, so it seems like it's working at least.

Also, I got my Heart Gold today and I'll most likely switch to that.
No offense to Black, but getting stuck on Elesa for 3-4 hours sorta killed my interest.
I'll go back to Black later ofc.  :P
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on October 26, 2011, 02:54:44 PM
Okay!
I'll see if I can get it fixed later, at least I set up my internet, and was able to agree on the user blabla-thingie that required internet, so it seems like it's working at least.

Also, I got my Heart Gold today and I'll most likely switch to that.
No offense to Black, but getting stuck on Elesa for 3-4 hours sorta killed my interest.
I'll go back to Black later ofc.  :P

You'll do it straight away probably.
After playing White, I found battles in HG so boring without the animation, it was awful.
Fantastic game though, if you loved Gold (as I did too), you'll fucking love HG
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 26, 2011, 03:00:14 PM
Yeah, Gen 2 is my favorite easily.
Gonna start playing it tomorrow probably.  ;)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on October 26, 2011, 09:45:30 PM
I lost my copy of HeartGold... it's gotta be somewhere in my room, but where I do not know.  :-\
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 26, 2011, 11:46:18 PM
I lost my copy of HeartGold... it's gotta be somewhere in my room, but where I do not know.  :-\

Sounds like it's time for a good clean, huh? ;)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on October 27, 2011, 07:08:59 PM
I FOUND IT!  :D

I'm kind of busy EV leveling a team in white though... first time I've ever done EV training!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 28, 2011, 01:20:01 AM
I have no idea how the EV/IV training thing works, but I guess I will learn when I get to the endgame-part. :P

Oh yeah, I started playing my Heartgold yesterday, excellent game so far!
Really liking that you can have a pokemon outside the ball to walk with you, one of those 'small' things that I just really dig.
I'm just about to go through Union Cave, which I'll probably get to later.

Team right now consists of Quilava, Pidgey (mostly to have a flyer later) and Bellsprout, a Pokemon I have never really used in a team in any of my previous games, but Union Cave would be hell without grass or water, so I figured I had to catch it.
I might replace it later on with a better/cooler grass-type though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: tjanuranus on October 29, 2011, 12:09:34 AM
you can touch em!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on October 30, 2011, 11:23:05 AM
Update on my progress.

Defeated Whitney, I had to train a bit before I did her, because my party had such a bad setup against her Milktank.
Scyther, Quilava, Pidgeotto for example, and Bellsprout and Mareep being slightly lower in level, so you can see why Rollout would own me. ;)
But I got Scyther up to 22, it learned Wing Attack, and I proceeded to rape her with that.
Another thing that made the battle slightly harder was Attract and the Charm-thing, seeing as Scyther and Mareep were my only females.

Now I'm at Ecruteak City, on the way I have captured Sudowoodo, a Growlithe and I went and fixed my Eevee, but out of those, the latter is the only one I have strong plans for.
Growlithe was mostly to get an alternative for another Fire (if I ever need it), and Sudowoodo, because it's obvious for me to catch the "rares".
Next up will be training for the next gym, maybe watch out the burned tower, and all that.

Current party:

Quilava (level 22)
Scyther (level 22)
Pidgeotto (level 20)
Flaafy (level 20)
Bellsprout (level 20)
Eevee (level 5)

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on October 30, 2011, 07:01:34 PM
Does anyone here have a Ralts they can give me in white?

Alternatively, if anyone has two DSes and could help me get some of my 4th gen pokemon into pokemon white that would be super cool
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on November 04, 2011, 04:30:00 AM
So I'm at the Team Rocket-hideout in Mahogany Town now, didn't get the time to clear it all yesterday, but should do it today.
I feel somehow like I'm a bit further ahead (in terms of levels) at least a few on some chars, but I guess that's a good thing.
Party right now looks something like this:

Quilava (level 31)
Flaafy (level 29)
Scyther (level 28)
Kingler (level 28)
Pidgeotto (level 27)
Eevee (level 15)

Wanna get my Eevee evolved into Umbreon, but that's gonna take some time I guess.
Otherwise, fairly happy with my team so far, and it feels like it will be the team I'm gonna use through Elite 4, then maybe change it around when I leave for Kanto. :P
(Should do what Ash does, only go with my starter and then catch all new pokemons)  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on January 19, 2012, 10:44:41 AM
Bump!
Today I picked up Pokemon White, cause I got a gift card from my sister for christmas, and I didn't quite know what to get, but decided to go with White.
So now I have Black, White and Heart Gold.  :D
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on January 19, 2012, 11:50:23 AM
Very nice.
I bought a huge card box to re-org all my son's cards and build some awesome new decks.
I haven't actually played the games in a while though.

I should do another big legendary give away like I did with Rob.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on January 26, 2012, 05:02:24 PM
After watching a Pokemon Emerald let's play on Youtube, I got the itch to play Pokemon again. So I FINALLY bought Heart Gold.

Here's the team I have in mind:

Meganium
Noctowl
Ampharos
Sandslash/Sudowoodo
Arcanine
Gyarados
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on January 27, 2012, 08:11:17 AM
After watching a Pokemon Emerald let's play on Youtube, I got the itch to play Pokemon again. So I FINALLY bought Heart Gold.

Here's the team I have in mind:

Meganium
Noctowl
Ampharos
Sandslash/Sudowoodo
Arcanine
Gyarados

the "Shiny" Gyarados?

I have some excellent accounts on HG and can furnish you with many legendaries if you'd rather not get them yourself. Finding people to trade with to get Raqwaza can be tricky.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on January 27, 2012, 08:12:17 AM
Ampharos is really good in HG/SS, even if he is super-slow. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2012, 09:08:46 AM
I have to get back to collecting them all in Black once I finish with Skyrim, haven't played in forever.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on January 27, 2012, 05:12:56 PM
the "Shiny" Gyarados?

No, I'm gonna put myself through the personal hell of leveling a Magikarp. :lol

4.5 hours into the game, just got to Goldenrod. I was very shocked to discover that the gym leaders in this game are not pushovers. The gym leaders in the original games were so easy.... Faulkner and Bugsy both gave me a little bit of trouble.

I'm scared to face Whitney's Miltank now.
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Post by: ZBomber on January 27, 2012, 05:17:23 PM
I never completed HeartGold... I got to the dragon gym and just kind of stopped. It sucked because I was trying to level up a few eggs I just hatched and there are no good places to raise pokemon around there.  :-\
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Post by: Ultimetalhead on January 27, 2012, 05:41:41 PM
Whitney's Miltank is a massive bitch. That fucker just would not die.
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Post by: Gadough on January 27, 2012, 05:47:24 PM
She better not use like 3 or 4 super potions on it like I'm predicting she will. >:(
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Post by: Zantera on January 27, 2012, 06:05:09 PM
Her Miltank was usually a problem for me since I started with Cyndaquil in 90% of the cases, but the last time I didn't have any problem with it.
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Post by: Gadough on January 27, 2012, 08:23:32 PM
Jesus Christ, I just spent 20 minutes trying to kill that fucking Miltank. The attract move is bullshit, if I had remembered that I would have caught a female pokemon just for this gym. And Miltank used the "milk drink" move which restored half her HP at least 6 times. GEE, YOU THINK THAT'S ENOUGH?

I lost after almost beating her. I'm fucking furious right now. Whoever designed that fight is a fucking sadistic asshole. It never ends and the longer it lasts, the less chance you have of winning. It's so fucked.
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Post by: Gadough on January 28, 2012, 01:18:07 AM
So I found out that there's an NPC on the 5th floor of Goldenrod Poke-Mart that is willing to trade a Machop for a Drowzee. So that's exactly what I did. Caught a (female) Drowzee outside of Goldenrod, traded for a Machop, spent about 10 minutes leveling Machop from 12 to 18. Then took Machop into Goldenrod gym and 2-shot Whitney's Miltank.

What now, bitch?
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Post by: Zantera on January 28, 2012, 07:00:00 AM
Haha, she deserved it. :D
I normally had problems too, since many of the times I have Quilava, Scyther and Pidgeotto in my team at that point, and they are all victims for Rollout.
But normally I catch a Mareep early on, and when I have Flaafy I just pwn her.
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Post by: Gadough on January 28, 2012, 12:20:33 PM
I did have a Flaaffy! But he was male, so he couldn't do shit because of Attract. Besides, what move does your Flaaffy have that owns her so much? ???
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Post by: Nick on January 28, 2012, 12:32:39 PM
Drew, would you say you udderly obliterated her now?

:neverusethis:
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Post by: Gadough on January 28, 2012, 12:52:00 PM
Fuck yeah I would totally say that :metal

Go to hell Whitney
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Post by: Nick on January 28, 2012, 12:53:20 PM
You go to hell. You go to hell and you die!
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Post by: Gadough on January 28, 2012, 12:58:54 PM
Garrison was actually talking to Whitney every time he said that, I reckon.
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Post by: Zantera on January 28, 2012, 01:37:43 PM
I did have a Flaaffy! But he was male, so he couldn't do shit because of Attract. Besides, what move does your Flaaffy have that owns her so much? ???

Normally I get the miltank paralyzed, then the rollout wont be as much of a problem.
Then I just go for Thundershocks. :D
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Post by: Gadough on January 28, 2012, 02:44:15 PM
Oh yeah, I tried that, but the paralyzation only seemed to take effect 1/3 of the time, and it certainly didn't stop her from healing herself. And besides, half the time when Miltank couldn't move, my pokemon would be "immobilized by love", so the effect would cancel out.
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Post by: Kosmo on February 03, 2012, 05:57:00 AM
I started Heart Gold just now, I used to love Gold the most as a kid (Yes even more than the originals, get at me bros). Picked a Cyndaquil as the starter.  :laugh:
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Post by: Rina on February 03, 2012, 07:48:09 PM
Having nostalgia-needs. Going to replay something...but here's the problem.




WHICH GAME?
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Post by: Ultimetalhead on February 03, 2012, 07:49:25 PM
Crystal was always my favorite. Best mix of Pokemon (without there being a shit ton) and two regions = HELLZ YEAH
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Post by: Gadough on February 03, 2012, 07:50:57 PM
Morty also gave me some trouble, until I devised a legit surefire strategy. Kicked his ass after that.

Anyway, the 3 gym leaders since then I've one-shotted. I think I just had to get over the initial shock of the gym leaders being somewhat challenging for once. Stepping my game up, yo.

WHICH GAME?

Yellow!

Or yeah, Crystal. Either one.
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Post by: Ultimetalhead on February 03, 2012, 07:54:07 PM
Typhlosion can easily sweep the entirety of the fucking game. Earthquake, Flamethrower, Thunderpunch, and Fire Blast is my favorite moveset ever.
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Post by: Gadough on February 03, 2012, 08:06:23 PM
Yeah I bought it used, and the guy who owned it before me had a level 87 Typhlosion and...that was really it. He had 2 HM Slaves and 3 other Pokemon in the 50s.

Wouldn't that get boring though? Playing through the game almost exclusively with your starter?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ultimetalhead on February 03, 2012, 08:12:05 PM
I used to do it with every Pokemon game I played. Swampert had ridiculously good type coverage if you set him up with Surf, Earthquake, and Ice Beam.

They finally nerfed the starters with Diamond, so that was the first game where I made a more balanced team, and it was probably more enjoyable in the long run. While we're on that subject, Gengar with Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Sludge Bomb, and Shadow Ball = Mega Pwnage. I WUVZ GENGAR
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Post by: Gadough on February 03, 2012, 08:24:07 PM
Too bad you have to trade to obtain him.
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Post by: Rina on February 03, 2012, 10:13:01 PM
Heart Gold here we go.... :metal
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Post by: Gadough on February 03, 2012, 10:40:50 PM
That's wassup. Good luck!
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Post by: Rina on February 03, 2012, 10:44:39 PM
That's wassup. Good luck!


I WANNA BE



THE VERY BEST
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Post by: Gadough on February 04, 2012, 12:51:26 AM
I have faith in you! If you try your hardest, I know you'll succeed!

/jokekiller
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Post by: Implode on February 04, 2012, 01:05:58 AM
Crystal was always my favorite. Best mix of Pokemon (without there being a shit ton) and two regions = HELLZ YEAH

I agree. The revisiting of what you knew so well from the old games was just so...fulfilling.
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Post by: Kosmo on February 04, 2012, 01:43:14 AM
My emulator legal Nintendo DS version of Heart Gold is bugging out badly, keeps crashing after I leave houses and black walls out of nowhere.. Just when I got my Typhlosion.  :-\
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Post by: skydivingninja on February 04, 2012, 08:05:06 AM
I used to do it with every Pokemon game I played. Swampert had ridiculously good type coverage if you set him up with Surf, Earthquake, and Ice Beam.

They finally nerfed the starters with Diamond, so that was the first game where I made a more balanced team, and it was probably more enjoyable in the long run. While we're on that subject, Gengar with Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Sludge Bomb, and Shadow Ball = Mega Pwnage. I WUVZ GENGAR

Nerf the starters = Create Infernape? o.O  I think that happened in BW.  I can't think of a single great use for any of those starters. 

Also Swampert is the worst to play against.  I hate him so much.  Luckily my teams usually have at least one grass attack to deal with him.
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Post by: ZBomber on February 04, 2012, 08:40:26 AM
This thread makes me want to start heartgold up again and finally get to Kanto.  :lol
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Post by: Rina on February 04, 2012, 10:17:30 PM
This thread makes me want to start heartgold up again and finally get to Kanto.  :lol


I'M STARTING NOW



LET'S MAKE THIS A CHALLENGE
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Post by: Gadough on February 04, 2012, 10:21:24 PM
DTF POKEMON RACE

HELL YEAH
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Post by: Rina on February 04, 2012, 10:25:09 PM
LET'S DO IT
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Post by: ZBomber on February 04, 2012, 11:34:37 PM
This thread makes me want to start heartgold up again and finally get to Kanto.  :lol


I'M STARTING NOW



LET'S MAKE THIS A CHALLENGE

OK I BET THAT



you will probably finish before I do  :lol
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Post by: skydivingninja on February 05, 2012, 08:21:47 AM
Started a game of HeartGold yesterday.  Decided to make an Adventure Time team.

Cyndaquil (Jake)
Pidgey (Peppermint Butler)
Mareep (Tree Trunks)
Zubat (Marcelline)

Just grinding a bit before the Violet City gym right now.  I'm thinking Gyarados will be Lady Rainicorn, Espeon will be Princess Bubblegum, and Cinnamon Bun will be whoever my HM slave turns out to be.
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Post by: Rina on February 05, 2012, 10:33:41 AM
I'm a water-user, so I challenge your Jake to the death.
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Post by: YtseBitsySpider on February 05, 2012, 01:58:34 PM
i see your waters...and raise you a pair of lvl 100 tyranitars.
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Post by: skydivingninja on February 05, 2012, 03:15:16 PM
*Deploys Rain Dance team*

Water > Rock :)
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Post by: Rina on February 05, 2012, 03:48:23 PM
*Deploys Rain Dance team*

Water > Rock :)
:metal


Yeah, how you like dat?

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Post by: YtseBitsySpider on February 06, 2012, 08:42:22 AM
My Togekiss likes it just fine.
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Post by: Implode on February 06, 2012, 02:01:54 PM
What about my Jolteon?

Item: Choice Specs
Nature: Modest

IV's
HP: 7
Atk: 26
Def: 20
SpA: 31
SpD: 3
Spe: 29

EV's
SpA: 252
Spe: 252
Def: 4

Attacks
Thunderbolt
Signal Beam
Shadow Ball
Hidden Power (Ice, 62 power)

I'd say it's a pretty good sweeper.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on February 06, 2012, 02:12:39 PM
Speaking of which, what does the "nature" of a Pokemon matter? Does it make any difference at all?
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Post by: Implode on February 06, 2012, 02:16:39 PM
Yes it does. Ultimately it'll increase one of the stats by 10% and decrease another by 10%.

In the case of my Jolteon, the modest nature will increase the special attack stat and decrease the attack stat.
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Post by: Rina on February 06, 2012, 07:51:15 PM
Huh, that's pretty neat. Didn't realize it made an impact.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on February 06, 2012, 07:59:45 PM
Yeah, thanks for the info. I've always wondered. I thought they were there just for fun or something.
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Post by: Ultimetalhead on February 06, 2012, 08:05:21 PM
Natures don't really matter unless you're going competitive. I've never once paid attention to them and I haven't had a single issue crushing every Pokemon game I've ever played.
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Post by: Implode on February 06, 2012, 09:24:28 PM
True. The games themselves are easy enough to where you can completely ignore  IV's, EV's, or natures.
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Post by: ZBomber on February 06, 2012, 09:30:39 PM
True. The games themselves are easy enough to where you can completely ignore  IV's, EV's, or natures.

Agreed. I wish there was a mid level battling, because competitive battling is too tough for me and the game is way too easy once you get past the first few gyms
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Post by: Rina on February 06, 2012, 09:38:09 PM
True. The games themselves are easy enough to where you can completely ignore  IV's, EV's, or natures.

Agreed. I wish there was a mid level battling, because competitive battling is too tough for me and the game is way too easy once you get past the first few gyms

Seriously, waaaay too easy. Disappointing.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on February 06, 2012, 09:41:51 PM
Wasn't that what they tried to do with the Battle Tower and similar features?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 13, 2012, 09:59:17 AM
Just bought a 3ds black and soul silver. I'll update later with my friend code
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Post by: AcidLameLTE on February 13, 2012, 10:36:38 AM
Is there much difference between Soul Silver/Heart Gold and the originals?
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Post by: Zantera on February 13, 2012, 10:40:03 AM
Is there much difference between Soul Silver/Heart Gold and the originals?

Personally I think there are quite a lot of changes. But instead of trying to remember them all, here's a link that will show you the differences pretty much:

https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Heart_Gold#Changes_from_Pok.C3.A9mon_Gold_and_Silver
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 13, 2012, 11:03:29 AM
Pokemon learn moves faster, the graphics kick ass. And many others.
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Post by: Gadough on February 13, 2012, 12:56:34 PM
The gym leaders are a lot harder than they used to be, Harry.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 13, 2012, 05:38:22 PM
My Black version code is 3912-2150-5259
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: petrucci07 on February 14, 2012, 01:09:19 AM
Just picked up a Mewtwo via Mystery Gift and an Arceus via Global Link.

Sweet.
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Post by: YtseBitsySpider on February 14, 2012, 05:40:39 AM
those are both awesome.

Arceus is devestating.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 14, 2012, 12:07:20 PM
Yeah, I didn't know about it until I randomly tried it. Too bad I can't use them yet
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 16, 2012, 08:17:13 PM
Anyone who's down to battle send me a PM. I'll be online most of the day
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on February 25, 2012, 05:27:08 PM
(https://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/saiyan/18281497955/1/tumblr_lzz55r1DN01qzc2af)

So. A sequel with almost no new pokemon. What do you think?
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Post by: Nel on February 25, 2012, 05:30:56 PM
Why make a Pokemon Grey and when you can double the profit with a full-blown sequel in two more versions?  :lol

Well, as much as Unova as a region bores me, I did like the story, so it will be nice to see if this brings N back into the fold and shows what he's up to. And it looks as if Reshiram and Zekrom have fused with that Kyuurem (I can't remember the spelling).
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Post by: Dark Castle on February 25, 2012, 05:39:06 PM
Really bummed to find out it was this. 
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Post by: ZBomber on February 25, 2012, 05:43:52 PM
Really bummed to find out it was this.

This... hopefully my opinion will change as more info is released.
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Post by: Implode on February 25, 2012, 05:58:56 PM
Really? I'm excited about it. I don't think the pokemon count really needs to go up again so soon, and it's not like it's the first pokemon sequel.
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Post by: Secor on February 26, 2012, 07:45:24 AM
Too bad it's not for 3DS. :'(
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Post by: Zantera on February 26, 2012, 08:13:32 AM
Anyone with a link to the news? The picture doesn't tell me much.  ???
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on February 26, 2012, 10:06:01 AM
Anyone with a link to the news? The picture doesn't tell me much.  ???

Well, that's pretty much it atm. https://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Black_and_White_2_revealed_on_Pok%C3%A9mon_Smash!
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Post by: skydivingninja on February 26, 2012, 12:28:47 PM
So the expanded remake is just going to be Black and White 2?  And Kyurem has fused with the other two legendaries?  Interesting.  Wonder how this will affect their stats.  tbh I'm confused more than anything about why there are two instead of the traditional one (oh wait, money.  Nevermind I know now!) but I'll probably buy them both since Black and White, IMO, were the best pokemon games evar.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on February 26, 2012, 02:30:58 PM
You're one of the few I've come across that prefers one of the latter generations to the earlier ones.  :P
While I enjoy Black/White, I would still rank Gold/Silver/Crystal higher, those were the golden days of Pokemon IMO. I don't know, I guess one thing that might affect my opinion a lot is my own experience and history related to it, because I have very fond memories of playing through Gen 1 and 2, and also following the anime back then. Those warm memories might change my outlook on the rest. While I think that Black/White are good games, I think that in terms of Pokemon, the B/W-ones aren't as "exciting" or original as the first two generations.
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Post by: Dark Castle on February 26, 2012, 02:34:20 PM
I'm disappointed because it's going to be another ds release.  They're wasting so much potential not making it a 3ds title.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: John94 on February 26, 2012, 02:45:55 PM
I found and restarted Yellow yesterday. Memories and frustrations, damn Brock was hard to beat with Pikachu and Pidgey.

Speaking of new Pokemon games, am I the only person who wants a Yellow remake? They missed the boat on that with FR/LG
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Post by: Gadough on February 26, 2012, 03:53:24 PM
Can your yellow version still save?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Heretic on February 26, 2012, 08:59:49 PM
I feel like if they actually do this right, the two sequels could be absolutely amazing. There was a lot left unsaid at the end of B&W.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on February 26, 2012, 09:08:42 PM
I feel like if they actually do this right, the two sequels could be absolutely amazing. There was a lot left unsaid at the end of B&W.

It's the two game thing that bugs me. I can't think of any reason they would need to split it into two different games. Just a ploy to get even more money from fans of the series, as I imagine the changes between the two are going to be pretty much the same as the current differences between black and white...
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Post by: theseoafs on February 26, 2012, 10:15:36 PM
I feel like if they actually do this right, the two sequels could be absolutely amazing. There was a lot left unsaid at the end of B&W.

It's the two game thing that bugs me. I can't think of any reason they would need to split it into two different games. Just a ploy to get even more money from fans of the series, as I imagine the changes between the two are going to be pretty much the same as the current differences between black and white...
3 games per generation is fine, but 4 is a ploy to get more money?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Dark Castle on February 26, 2012, 10:23:43 PM
I also hate that the designs look so wonky and don't fit Kyurem at all.  How does he go from a sleek aerodynamic radular death machine to body attachments for the other two.  Overall this just disappoints me so far.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on February 26, 2012, 11:57:11 PM
I feel like if they actually do this right, the two sequels could be absolutely amazing. There was a lot left unsaid at the end of B&W.

It's the two game thing that bugs me. I can't think of any reason they would need to split it into two different games. Just a ploy to get even more money from fans of the series, as I imagine the changes between the two are going to be pretty much the same as the current differences between black and white...
3 games per generation is fine, but 4 is a ploy to get more money?

Personally I'm not a fan of the 2 game split either, but the appeal of the original games was to trade with different games to get all of them so that isn't too big of a deal to me. There is no real reason to have 2 "sequel" games, because all of the version exclusive Pokemon were in the last versions. So yes.
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Post by: Gadough on February 27, 2012, 03:08:15 AM
I'm actually surprised it's taken them 5 generations to make a double sequel.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on February 27, 2012, 06:41:47 AM
You're one of the few I've come across that prefers one of the latter generations to the earlier ones.  :P
While I enjoy Black/White, I would still rank Gold/Silver/Crystal higher, those were the golden days of Pokemon IMO. I don't know, I guess one thing that might affect my opinion a lot is my own experience and history related to it, because I have very fond memories of playing through Gen 1 and 2, and also following the anime back then. Those warm memories might change my outlook on the rest. While I think that Black/White are good games, I think that in terms of Pokemon, the B/W-ones aren't as "exciting" or original as the first two generations.

I feel like Black and White was able to recreate the magic of playing though those Game Boy games for the first time (all new pokemon in the story mode), and also had probably the most interesting story and antagonists compared to all the others.  I mean, its not Shakespeare, but you feel like you're actually fighting people rather than just "generic team space-related thing."  Plus there's all the end-game stuff which I found to be a lot of fun. 

I didn't play GSC as a kid and wasn't blown away by the remakes, though it was cool to go back to Kanto. 
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Post by: Zantera on February 27, 2012, 07:32:19 AM
I agree with you that I really enjoyed the all new pokemon in the story mode part. While I still don't feel sold on the new pokemons themselves, it was a nice and refreshing thing. If it had been like previous games, I probably would have gone for a team with the starter, plus five pokemons from the first two generations. What I liked about Black/White was that they brought a whole new "feel" with them. I didn't feel like a Pokemon Master, despite having spent countless hours, days, weeks, months (and even years) playing the older games. I felt like a complete newbie, and had pretty much no idea about what kind of team to form. So that part was exciting, I had to use my knowledge and imagination, and sorta form my team as I went along. It wasn't like when I started Heart Gold when I knew pretty much what Pokemon to catch, when and where to catch them.

Out of the three games I have on DS, Heart Gold is the one I've spent most time on. I'm at the Cerulean Gym, doing all the Power Plant-related stuff. On my Black I'm at the fifth (?) gym, or the fourth. It's the electric one at a carnival or something similar. On my white I've just reached the second town. But I'll probably put more hours into playing and actually get stuff done.  :biggrin:
Also, the only generation I haven't played is the Diamond/Pearl one, but I'm considering ordering one of those games too. Could anyone with more experience of them give me their opinion about those games? Is it worth the money (if I can find it cheap), and what of the 3(?) games should I pick up?
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Post by: YtseBitsySpider on February 27, 2012, 08:08:36 AM
^^don't forget to catch your Zapados.
He appears over by the power plant during that part of the story I believe.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on February 27, 2012, 08:18:31 AM
^^don't forget to catch your Zapados.
He appears over by the power plant during that part of the story I believe.

Don't forget to catch your shoes?  :lol

Zantera: Get Platinum, since you can get all three legendary Sinnoh dragons.  Its also one of my favorites just because its a huge upgrade from Diamond and Pearl.  While DP only had two fire types (Chimchar and Ponyta) they fixed this in Platinum and overall gave more variety to Sinnoh, which was really nice. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Dark Castle on February 27, 2012, 08:27:17 AM
I'm still hoping for a R/S remake, as gen 3 was my favorite.  I love Gen 5's pokemon, but the combat in the game just runs it into the ground for me midgame.  I didn't enjoy the fact that no matter how much I trained I was always behind the next city, and I'm not one who enjoys grinding, I can only train hard for a very short while.  If they could fix this that would improve the game, but I'm still not happy about what they're doing with Kyurem.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: John94 on February 27, 2012, 08:32:45 AM
Can your yellow version still save?

Yeah, I bought it in 2001, late, I know. should be good to go for another 2/3 years, hopefully.

B/W 2 doesn't really interest me tbh, unless it gives you gyms/pokemon/pokedex from past generations.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on February 27, 2012, 09:44:21 AM
You're one of the few I've come across that prefers one of the latter generations to the earlier ones.  :P
While I enjoy Black/White, I would still rank Gold/Silver/Crystal higher, those were the golden days of Pokemon IMO. I don't know, I guess one thing that might affect my opinion a lot is my own experience and history related to it, because I have very fond memories of playing through Gen 1 and 2, and also following the anime back then. Those warm memories might change my outlook on the rest. While I think that Black/White are good games, I think that in terms of Pokemon, the B/W-ones aren't as "exciting" or original as the first two generations.

I feel like Black and White was able to recreate the magic of playing though those Game Boy games for the first time (all new pokemon in the story mode), and also had probably the most interesting story and antagonists compared to all the others.  I mean, its not Shakespeare, but you feel like you're actually fighting people rather than just "generic team space-related thing."  Plus there's all the end-game stuff which I found to be a lot of fun. 

I agree, Black and White got me really excited about Pokemon again. I had played Ruby and Diamond, and while they were fun they didn't live up to the first two generations. But I had a really fun time playing through Black. I still haven't touched White even though I own it though.

The pokemon in this generation were kind of dull though. Some of them were badass, but there were a lot of useless ones as well. It is also the first time I ever leveled a pokemon to 100 (without cheating or using rare candies)... in generation 1 I got into the 60s, maybe 70s, generation II in the 80s, never finished ruby and only in the 60s for diamond.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: snapple on February 27, 2012, 10:35:37 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/FXz4t.png)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on February 27, 2012, 10:36:39 AM
https://kotaku.com/5888595/ten-ways-to-make-the-next-pokemon-games-the-very-best-like-no-one-ever-was?utm_campaign=socialflow_kotaku_facebook&utm_source=kotaku_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on February 27, 2012, 12:05:22 PM
^^don't forget to catch your Zapados.
He appears over by the power plant during that part of the story I believe.

Don't forget to catch your shoes?  :lol

Zantera: Get Platinum, since you can get all three legendary Sinnoh dragons.  Its also one of my favorites just because its a huge upgrade from Diamond and Pearl.  While DP only had two fire types (Chimchar and Ponyta) they fixed this in Platinum and overall gave more variety to Sinnoh, which was really nice.

a slight typo
https://pokemon.marriland.com/hgss/pokedex/zapdos/
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Secor on February 27, 2012, 12:24:02 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/FXz4t.png)
hnnnnnnggggg
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on February 27, 2012, 02:48:43 PM
https://kotaku.com/5888595/ten-ways-to-make-the-next-pokemon-games-the-very-best-like-no-one-ever-was?utm_campaign=socialflow_kotaku_facebook&utm_source=kotaku_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Half of those ideas are really stupid imo.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on February 28, 2012, 08:00:04 PM
(https://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420845_256739577740876_143298492418319_597500_2032312277_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on February 29, 2012, 06:32:15 PM
(https://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418105_230074797088308_126857294076726_428569_1103351559_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on February 29, 2012, 08:21:48 PM
^^ Exactly Drew.  Almost everyone who talks about how much pokemon sucks now seem to be stuck in nostalgia-land, and while nostalgia-land is a wonderful place to live (LeafGreen is incredibly fun almost entirely because of the nostalgia factor), its not infallible. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on February 29, 2012, 08:24:19 PM
So I just got Black. It's pretty good. I like how TMs are permanent.

I've beat the Pokemon League and N now. What do?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on February 29, 2012, 08:34:49 PM
Travel around the rest of Unova.  Catch legendaries like a boss.  Do the Dream World stuff.  Become the Pokemon League champion. 

Response to this article: https://kotaku.com/5888595/ten-ways-to-make-the-next-pokemon-games-the-very-best-like-no-one-ever-was?utm_campaign=socialflow_kotaku_facebook&utm_source=kotaku_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

1. This would be cool.
2. You can't just take that away from the super-competitive crowd, who really just use Smogon/Netbattle/whatever simulation is popular right now (forgot the name of the one that is actually used now) anyways.  I'm sure if you went to a physical pokemon tournament there'd be more little kids who built teams of their favorites than teenagers who optimized their entire team.
3. I agree that the number of pokemon is getting a little ridiculous.  Maybe a break is needed. 
4. No.  Breeding is cool, and is the only way to get some cool moves on your pokemon. 
5. If you got to this point in the game I doubt there'd be a strong enough trainer to really give your gym a run for its money anyways.  Would you let other players play in your gym?  I dunno.  Its cooler that you're a trainer and not in charge of things, I think. 
6. I agree that the abilities of the legendaries are a constant game of one-upping the last generation's.  They've kinda painted themselves in a corner with Arceus though.  But as for the actual story, whatever they were smoking for Black and White really worked.  Definitely the most involved I've ever been in a Pokemon game's story.  Its not Shakespeare, but N is a pretty damn memorable character, I think. 
7. Why does this matter?  You already have stickers.
8. Co-op would be cool.
9. What could you possibly get as a reward for catching them all?  You already have them all.  What else do you need?  Besides your life back. 
10.  Your character never really gets much backstory except in R/S/E.  "You are a kid.  Go catch pokemon" is the general idea.  Except in RSE, where you are a kid whose dad is a gym leader. :P
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on March 01, 2012, 01:13:56 AM
I sometimes get the feeling with the new pokemon that they are trying too hard. Look at some of the most loved pokemons in game - they aren't advanced or anything like that. They're pretty "simple", but that's what adds to the charm. I feel like many of the newer pokemons have too many colors, or too much going on. Keeping it more "simple" would be nice to see.  ;)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on March 01, 2012, 01:30:35 AM
^^ Exactly Drew.  Almost everyone who talks about how much pokemon sucks now seem to be stuck in nostalgia-land, and while nostalgia-land is a wonderful place to live (LeafGreen is incredibly fun almost entirely because of the nostalgia factor), its not infallible.

Every time someone gives me that crap I just remind them that Jynx and Mr. Mime existed and walked away. Generation 1 had it's fair share of terrible Pokemon. And every generation has at least a handful of awesome ones.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: RuRoRul on March 01, 2012, 01:49:06 AM
https://kotaku.com/5888595/ten-ways-to-make-the-next-pokemon-games-the-very-best-like-no-one-ever-was?utm_campaign=socialflow_kotaku_facebook&utm_source=kotaku_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Half of those ideas are really stupid imo.
Yeah that looks more like a way to ruin Pokemon than anything else  :lol

Also agree with the general consensus on old vs new Pokemon. People either forget the crap Pokemon from Gen 1 or give them a pass because they're "original", while not appreciating the good ones from newer Gens because they don't even play Pokemon any more or aren't children any more.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on March 01, 2012, 09:07:00 AM
It's sad that my generation has become a bunch of cranky old men before the age of 25.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on March 01, 2012, 09:19:21 AM
Random thought. What would you guys think about the next gen of Pokemon games have 300 pokemon? I mean, that's it, it only allows for 300. Sprinkle in some new starters and a few others, but then use 250 or so old pokemon and that's it. With them always adding it just seems to get to be too damn much now. You could trade with old games for the pokemon in the game, but not for all of them.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 01, 2012, 09:27:48 AM
but they make so much off the new cards nick.
I agree it would make the games more manageable....but the card tournaments are huge and the new deck creations that come out with the new pokes are really neat.

the zekrom deck is the one to beat right now...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on March 01, 2012, 09:56:58 AM
I've misplaced my 3ds and now can't play for awhile. :(
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 01, 2012, 10:05:39 AM
(https://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418105_230074797088308_126857294076726_428569_1103351559_n.jpg)

Eh. There are some pretty cool new designs, but there are also quite a few that are lame and some that are just uninspired.

Like the legendary dragons, imo. Those are pretty crappily designed pokemon. On the other hand, Hydreigon and Haxorus are brutal.  :metal

Btw, the funny thing about that picture is Gen 5 has
(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/6/69/524Roggenrola.png/110px-524Roggenrola.png)(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/e/e2/568Trubbish.png/200px-568Trubbish.png)(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/e/ea/599Klink.png/160px-599Klink.png)
...Which are pretty much the same exact thing as Geodude, Grimer, and Magnemite... so that picture is a pretty bad example.  :P
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Dark Castle on March 01, 2012, 11:05:48 AM
(https://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418105_230074797088308_126857294076726_428569_1103351559_n.jpg)

Eh. There are some pretty cool new designs, but there are also quite a few that are lame and some that are just uninspired.

Like the legendary dragons, imo. Those are pretty crappily designed pokemon. On the other hand, Hydreigon and Haxorus are brutal.  :metal

Btw, the funny thing about that picture is Gen 5 has
(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/6/69/524Roggenrola.png/110px-524Roggenrola.png)(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/e/e2/568Trubbish.png/200px-568Trubbish.png)(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/e/ea/599Klink.png/160px-599Klink.png)
...Which are pretty much the same exact thing as Geodude, Grimer, and Magnemite... so that picture is a pretty bad example.  :P
Also Samurott is an otter >:I  You can't change my mind.  If he's an otter for two forms he stays an otter last form weh.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: John94 on March 09, 2012, 03:49:49 PM
I've been bored tonight so I was doing some browsing, started off with PokeLulz, then to Pokemon conspiracies (Ash is Reds brother/the coma theory/the Kangaskhan theory)...then I came across this on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/sDX1m0Y2Vkg

I know it is fan-made, but please say I'm not the only one who enjoyed the trailer..?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ZBomber on March 21, 2012, 11:27:10 PM
Quote
The Pokémon Daisuki Club has revealed the official names of the Kyurem formes known previously as Black and White Kyurem.
The formes will be known as Sparkling Blue Black Kyurem and Burning Red White Kyurem, respectively. Kyurem will change forme when its emotions get worked up and going into "Overdrive" status.
Sparkling Blue Black Kyurem and Burning Red White Kyurem will be the version mascots for the upcoming Pokémon Black and White 2.
(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/9f/Pokemon_Black_2_Boxart_JP.png)
(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/13/Pokemon_White_2_Boxart_JP.png)

WTF.

https://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Official_names_of_Black,_White_Kyurem_revealed
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 22, 2012, 08:00:44 AM
Right.

Seems interesting.


Worked on some decks last night.
Tinkered with my big Magnazone Lvl. X deck.
And made a darkness deck from scratch, some Sabley's to start first, Zoroark line, Darkries, and Absol's.
Primes and lv. X's

it's nasty.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on March 23, 2012, 11:43:38 PM
(https://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/545946_10150626230558173_14885138172_9338402_1632270369_n.jpg)
:3
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 26, 2012, 08:49:22 AM
I need someone to trade with on Soul Silver (need to get Kingdra and Gengar). I was going to trade with an IRL friend this morning but turns out he doesn't use WEP encryption on his wireless network and he has a DS Lite.

Anyone willing to help?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 26, 2012, 12:29:09 PM
I only have Heart Gold.
And I need to re-config my DS after I got a new router.

Gimme a couple days I might be able to help if you don't get any bites sooner than that.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on March 26, 2012, 01:59:40 PM
I've decided that I'm going to try my hand at NU battling online.  Seems a bit more diverse than the other competitive tiers and I don't have to deal with Salamence, Magic Bounce Espeon, or Volcarona fucking up my shit all the time (DAMN YOU ROBWEBSTER).  I'm building a team around Leafeon, because she's a beast. 
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on March 26, 2012, 06:18:37 PM
I only have Heart Gold.
And I need to re-config my DS after I got a new router.

Gimme a couple days I might be able to help if you don't get any bites sooner than that.
Thanks for the offer but sonata ended up helping me out earlier this evening.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: skydivingninja on April 02, 2012, 07:45:43 AM
u gais liek my nu avvy?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on April 02, 2012, 07:46:31 AM
I approve.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ehra on April 22, 2012, 04:52:05 PM
(https://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a342/Ehra/pokemonsomuchwrong.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nick on April 22, 2012, 06:33:13 PM
Nice. :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on April 22, 2012, 06:36:48 PM
(https://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a342/Ehra/pokemonsomuchwrong.jpg)

 :rollin
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on April 22, 2012, 06:50:56 PM
I love how, just to go the extra mile, Abra is given a gender. :lol

Edit: A quick Bulbapedia check shows that Abras aren't genderless. I thought they were. Nevermind lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on April 22, 2012, 07:22:57 PM
I love how, just to go the extra mile, Abra is given a gender. :lol

Edit: A quick Bulbapedia check shows that Abras aren't genderless. I thought they were. Nevermind lol
However, this Zubat is genderless for some reason. :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: ehra on September 26, 2012, 10:27:25 AM
So I read a bit about Black and White 2 and found out they're adding difficulty modes, which is pretty cool. An Assist Mode that makes that decreases enemy levels and AI (lol) and Challenge Mode which does the opposite. This seemed great since I always thought going through the game itself was pretty boring and the only interesting part was the concept of raising the pokemon rather than the fights you need to slog through to do so, being able to make things a bit harder would help.

Except you need to unlock them by beating the game's Pokemon Champion. And the modes are version specific; only Black unlocks Challenge and only White unlocks Assist.

You need to beat the game in order to unlock easy mode.


What the actual fuck.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on September 26, 2012, 10:31:42 AM
I love how, just to go the extra mile, Abra is given a gender. :lol

Edit: A quick Bulbapedia check shows that Abras aren't genderless. I thought they were. Nevermind lol
However, this Zubat is genderless for some reason. :lol

They are all born pregnant, no need for sex... that explains why there are so many of them in the cave.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Implode on September 26, 2012, 11:00:30 AM
They are all born pregnant....

What about the fetus? They must be pregnant too if they are at birth. All I can think of is this.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/Russian_Dolls.jpg/800px-Russian_Dolls.jpg)

But with Zubats.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on September 26, 2012, 01:00:32 PM
So I read a bit about Black and White 2 and found out they're adding difficulty modes, which is pretty cool. An Assist Mode that makes that decreases enemy levels and AI (lol) and Challenge Mode which does the opposite. This seemed great since I always thought going through the game itself was pretty boring and the only interesting part was the concept of raising the pokemon rather than the fights you need to slog through to do so, being able to make things a bit harder would help.
Fucking A!

Except you need to unlock them by beating the game's Pokemon Champion. And the modes are version specific; only Black unlocks Challenge and only White unlocks Assist.

You need to beat the game in order to unlock easy mode.


What the actual fuck.
Fucking... eh!?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on September 26, 2012, 01:03:05 PM
They are all born pregnant....

What about the fetus? They must be pregnant too if they are at birth.

The fetus of the fetus is simply two-joined gametes that are in a state of suspended animation until the first fetus is delivered.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: wolfandwolfandwolf on September 26, 2012, 01:36:14 PM
Playing a lot of SoulSilver on my 3DSXL.  Waiting for Black and White 2 feverishly.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on January 03, 2013, 09:31:00 PM
Since I lost my 3ds almost a year ago. I got a new one with a new Black card. So that means new friend code...

0992-0676-4564
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 04, 2013, 04:05:11 PM
Neat! Speaking of, anyone got the sequels?

I'm on Black 2, got it in October, three sightings away from completing the Unova dex. Skitty, Rufflet, Reshiram. I think that's all I need. There's two more gaps, but I think they might be unobtainable legendaries. Meloetta and... the water-horse, Sea Biscuit, whatever he's called. Can't connect my DS to the internet at the mo, laptop's out of action, but think I'll have a new friend code when I can. Happy to trade to help fill anyone else's dexes.

Spending a lot of time in Black Tower. Just discovered it two days ago - it's ace, isn't it?! Like Battle Subway, except you gain experience! Way more fun. I lost White a while ago - I fear it might've been hoovered, but I'm hoping the back of the sofa might contain answers. Been... not quite rebuilding my team, but I've taken N's Zorua, he's up to level 97, and does everything my old Zoroark did and more. But I've put him away for Black Tower, because at the moment he feels like cheating.

I've also got a dream world Eevee that I'm thinking I'll turn into an Espeon. I miss my old dream world Espeon, and I don't know if I can get another Eevee with its hidden ability, (don't tell me!) so I'm leaning to getting the old team back together. I'll replace my old Scizor, one day, too - but at the moment, my Black Tower team's looking like this.

Carracosta (lv. 63) - Aqua Jet, Shell Smash, Earthquake, Crunch - Solid Rock
Nidoqueen (lv. 64) - Earth Power, Toxic Spikes, Sludge Bomb, Flamethrower - Sheer Force (!!)
Zebstrika (lv. 64) - Wild Charge, Bounce, Thrash, Flame Charge - Motor Drive
Minccino (lv. 42) - Tail Slap, Encore, Bullet Seed, Rock Smash - Skill Link

Last one's being trained up. Got an EXP Share as we're going through. Skill Link's ace, though. And they're all new to me! It's fun. BW2 is breathing a lot of new life into the franchise. Not quite as much as Black and White did, mind. This generation's been good at life-breathing. Exciting stuff.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 04, 2013, 04:07:05 PM
Also, now that I've played the games...
So I read a bit about Black and White 2 and found out they're adding difficulty modes, which is pretty cool. An Assist Mode that makes that decreases enemy levels and AI (lol) and Challenge Mode which does the opposite. This seemed great since I always thought going through the game itself was pretty boring and the only interesting part was the concept of raising the pokemon rather than the fights you need to slog through to do so, being able to make things a bit harder would help.
Fucking A!

Except you need to unlock them by beating the game's Pokemon Champion. And the modes are version specific; only Black unlocks Challenge and only White unlocks Assist.

You need to beat the game in order to unlock easy mode.


What the actual fuck.
Fucking... eh!?
...A few months on, turns out you can unlock the modes for your friends. Defeating the elite four gives you a key, which you can give your friends copies of via infra-red. So my brother's not finished, but I've sent him hard mode, and he can choose between normal and hard. When he's finished, he'll be able to send me easy mode, and we'll both be able to pick from all three. So that's that mystery solved. Not as maniacal as it sounded! Thank god.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on January 04, 2013, 06:05:24 PM
(https://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7343/facebook724033795.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on January 04, 2013, 09:07:53 PM
Awesome...i wanna do that now.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on January 05, 2013, 04:19:48 PM
So I've been constantly playing Black 2 the past few days. Great game. And I've also made the discovery of how much serious ass Chandelure kicks.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on January 05, 2013, 05:47:48 PM
I haven't been even playing it to train Pokemon. I've been obsessed for about three weeks now with getting every shop in Join Avenue and maxing out their ranks.  :lol Already reaching the point where I've done everything the game has to offer.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 05, 2013, 08:16:28 PM
Yeah - I've been pretty Join Avenue obsessed! And I just completed the dex, today. Only the first stage. Saw all Unova pokemon. The reward is so, so cool. If you've not got it, I won't spoil it. Can't wait to find out what happens if I catch them all. Decided to wait til midnight, and combine it with the "fifty pokemon captured in a day" medal. 3 A.M. and I'm above thirty. I've filled a box. Feels good!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on January 05, 2013, 08:18:45 PM
I haven't even started on Join Avenue yet. I will sometime soon though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 05, 2013, 08:20:44 PM
There's no hurry. Spend time with your Chandelure. Because you're right, it's brilliant.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on January 05, 2013, 08:30:35 PM
That, and building up Join Avenue is very time consuming. You can only do so much with the few people who visit it each day. But once you start upgrading the shops it gets very addicting.

Just have patience with it, and remember that after rank 15 (and beating the champ) you can finally get the Nursery shop. Good for egg hatching.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 07, 2013, 02:28:14 PM
I'm starting to max out a lot of the shops. So much cool stuff. I am a little tempted to just replace them all with Lucky Stars and try to harvest Master Balls, but I'd only regret it after the eighth Berry Juice of the day. God knows I'm sick of the antiques lady giving me Hard Stones at a variety of prices. Eighty bloody Hard Stones, I've got.

On a happier note, I've just reached Area 10 of Black Tower. I think it might be the final level, because the floor's gone red, and the medals describe 1-5 as "Easy" and 6-10 as "Hard." Plus, the boss trainers are using progressively more legendary pokemon. Articuno and Entei in area 9, I'm expecting a full party of three on this floor. Unless there's a "Champion!!" difficulty or something, but there can't be that many areas, or the "Which area would you like to challenge?" list would get unwieldy. I wouldn't be surprised if it went up to fifteen, twenty at a push. Part of me's terrified it'll go all the way to fifty. I'd say "surely not," but I don't want to tempt fate. It might go up to fifty.

Still rocking Cinccino, Carracosta, Nidoqueen and Zebstrika. All in their seventies now, though. They've been revelations - Skill Link is an amazing ability, and I love Carracosta more than I ever thought possible. Zebstrika, the one I was expecting to be the most useful, is actually the weak link, if there is one. She's level 74, the other three are 76 and two 77s. Her attack's higher than Nidoqueen's special attack, so she shouldn't feel as comparatively puny as she does, but I think Sheer Force nudges it in Nidoqueen's favour. I've replaced Sludge Bomb with Blizzard - strength of a bloody Hyper Beam. 20% less accurate, but ice is a fantastic attack type, and it doesn't come with a recharge time, so I think it beats it quite happily.

ETA: Yes, it was the last floor, yes, I beat it with the same team of four, (Why four? Why was I doing this to myself?!) and yes, the prize was totally worth it. Now doing my Join Avenue. "Oh! Dubious Disc! That's what was inside the Super Big Box." What kind of a fucked up antiques shop is this?!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on January 07, 2013, 08:36:51 PM
I traded keys and did both Black Tower and White Treehollow. Was disappointed that when you go through the other game's area on your version that you don't get the shiny Pokemon like you would otherwise. But both are done.

Anything more than 10 floors would have been overkill, Rob. I would have just said fuck it.  :lol It's bad enough once the final areas consist of three floors, one of which might not even have the gate trainer or the gate on it.

Also, there's a massive Pokemon announcement tomorrow at Nintendo Direct. Very hyped. All we know right now is it's a 3DS game. Generation 6? Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald remakes? Who knows? But I'm very excited. Hoping it isn't something stupid.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 07, 2013, 09:22:38 PM
It's been just under three years since the fifth generation was announced, so it seems like it could be a little... early, to be announcing a new generation of pokemon. That said, if they're not doing remakes of Ruby and Sapphire then this might be about right, timewise. Puts them a whole game ahead of schedule.

I'd always figured they probably would remake RS, simply for the reason that the original cartridges' batteries will run out after a given length of time, so they'd need to bring them onto the DS cards in order to keep the games alive. That said, they'd need to do that for FRLG, too, and 3DS has DLC support, doesn't it? So they might bypass the remaking bit, port them into the 3DS arcade, and move straight onto generation six.

Ah - speculation! I couldn't have known, fifteen years ago, that I would still be doing this as a full-grown adult. I just really, really hoped.

Actually, I do remember finding out that a Pokemon Gold and a Pokemon Silver were in development. The mind boggled! I ended up with this poster, from inside a games magazine (Ha! Games magazines! Remember them!?) which listed all the new pokemon, with their names and numbers, a full few months before the games were released. That was interminable, I think the shipments were delayed due to flooding or something, and as much as I hated that, it meant I knew all the pokemon inside out by the time the games were released. Some people got them early. Remember seeing people playing them in Japanese, first, but even I thought that was stupid - exciting bit was when a couple of people, just one or two, turned up with copies from the USA, fully translated, ready to rock. I had never wanted a Christmas present more in my life. Still haven't!

Bloody got it and all. Never asked how it happened, just knew I loved my parents. Or Santa. Or oh, who cares, I've got a Totodile!! And here I am now, in my twenties, having just defeated gym leaders from five different regions in the tournaments at Driftveil City, once again wondering what the next set of pokemon's gonna bring. Mad! If I could see me now.

God. I'm going to be a terrible grandparent, aren't I? The kind who yabbers constantly at poor Hector and Phyllis about the good ol' days. I'm already half way there.

Or, no, worse. I'm going to be that wizened old bastard with the Weedle in Viridian City.

"FIRST, YOU NEED A POKÉBALL..."
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Lolzeez on January 08, 2013, 04:18:40 AM
POKEMON X AND Y WOOOOOOOT
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on January 08, 2013, 05:29:54 AM
Looks like I'm getting a 3DS
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 08, 2013, 06:12:17 AM
Looks like I'm getting a 3DS
Hahahaha - this!! Bring it on!

I am all about Froakie. Which will make my third water starter running. And my fourth, total. Pull your fingers out, grass and fire.

ETA: Okay, watched the trailer now - wasn't sure at first! The new style is... very different. The more I see it, though, the more I like it. I'm excited, now. Properly, really excited.

Also, you know how the Pokemon games are all sort-of based on real life places? Formerly the islands of Japan, and Unova was based on the USA? This looks European, to me. I've picked up a Parisian tower, a Spanish desert, and what looks like an old English bridge with a Golurk statue outside. I bet England's full of Stoutland. Just the name reeks of England.

The starters reinforce this. A fox, a sort of squirrel thing, and a very academic looking frog. For me, this is doubly exciting. I love the idea of seeing my own world through different lenses. I bet there's a venetian looking city. If it's a theme park of Europe, there's always a venetian looking city. People bloody love canals. And, female protagonist with long, blonde hair? Yeah, Ł20 on Europe.

Also - simultaneous worldwide release!! This is so cool. This is going to be SUCH a cool generation. Although, V's been brilliant, too. Almost a shame it's been so short, but there we go, skipping the remakes. Franchise keeps changing. That's good. By Sinnoh, it was getting formulaic. What a leap ahead! I do hope it keeps the pace of Black and White, though. Going from the Soul Silver battling to the Black and White battling, absolute revelation. Still just as snazzy, but much more efficient. Hope it doesn't become bloated in 3D. And this is proper 3D. This is brand new. Fantastic.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Heretic on January 08, 2013, 06:04:34 PM
Oh my, that new water-starter is fantastic. The last water-starter I chose was Totodile, so that's saying something. I do think this looks excellent, and for what it's worth even the legendary Pokemon look somewhat enticing. I love the European influence as well; hopefully we'll get to wander around a large, fancy Baroque-era castle or something of the sort.

Being an artist, and a pixel artist at that, I'm quite sad to see the pixel art/sprites go. They've been there since the beginning when I was so young and first caught a Caterpie. Now, the fancy 3D is taking over. While I'm happy to see a new direction, I will certainly miss the era of pixel art games--truly a dying form. Ah, well. Grandly excited for the new generation, which came out of nowhere, I might add. Hopefully it'll do just what Black and White did and feel like a re-invention of Red, Blue, and Yellow. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Gadough on January 08, 2013, 06:10:54 PM
The trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4bIrWryFc7A

The starters.

(https://i.imgur.com/leKm1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ultimetalhead on January 08, 2013, 06:32:49 PM
Fucking hell. I still need to play Black/White.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 08, 2013, 06:44:39 PM
Being an artist, and a pixel artist at that, I'm quite sad to see the pixel art/sprites go. They've been there since the beginning when I was so young and first caught a Caterpie. Now, the fancy 3D is taking over. While I'm happy to see a new direction, I will certainly miss the era of pixel art games--truly a dying form. Ah, well. Grandly excited for the new generation, which came out of nowhere, I might add. Hopefully it'll do just what Black and White did and feel like a re-invention of Red, Blue, and Yellow. Looking forward to it.
I'm with you on that - but then, we've had two games of sprite art on consoles capable of 3D. The pixel stuff, though I will miss it terribly, had a bloody good innings.

The cel stuff does look beautiful, though. And I'm sure they'll bring it back one day. Even just for side-games, or the party icons - I can't imagine Pokémon without pixels. It's such a huge part of the aesthetic. Very brave to be moving on. I like brave, though. Brave's exciting. BW was all the better for the risks it took, and XY looks like it's going to be all the weirder. Can't wait. And again - this is less than a year away!! Simultaneous release. God, the world really is getting smaller, isn't it?

In the meanwhile? 100-odd fellas to be revealed over the coming nine months, all of them spriteless. You know what needs to be done. q:

Fucking hell. I still need to play Black/White.  :lol
Yes! Yes, you do!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ultimetalhead on January 08, 2013, 06:50:38 PM
I also need a DS.  :P
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Heretic on January 08, 2013, 06:53:24 PM
Being an artist, and a pixel artist at that, I'm quite sad to see the pixel art/sprites go. They've been there since the beginning when I was so young and first caught a Caterpie. Now, the fancy 3D is taking over. While I'm happy to see a new direction, I will certainly miss the era of pixel art games--truly a dying form. Ah, well. Grandly excited for the new generation, which came out of nowhere, I might add. Hopefully it'll do just what Black and White did and feel like a re-invention of Red, Blue, and Yellow. Looking forward to it.
I'm with you on that - but then, we've had two games of sprite art on consoles capable of 3D. The pixel stuff, though I will miss it terribly, had a bloody good innings.

The cel stuff does look beautiful, though. And I'm sure they'll bring it back one day. Even just for side-games, or the party icons - I can't imagine Pokémon without pixels. It's such a huge part of the aesthetic. Very brave to be moving on. I like brave, though. Brave's exciting. BW was all the better for the risks it took, and XY looks like it's going to be all the weirder. Can't wait. And again - this is less than a year away!! Simultaneous release. God, the world really is getting smaller, isn't it?

In the meanwhile? 100-odd fellas to be revealed over the coming nine months, all of them spriteless. You know what needs to be done. q:

I'm sure a team of artists will assemble themselves and sprite all of the new Pokemon, perhaps I'll join in, haha. At the least, I'll probably sprite the frog starter, I'm so excited to see its' evolutions!

It coming out--worldwide--in what will seem like no time at all, is absolutely mad. Game Freak and Nintendo are really picking the Pokemon franchise up!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 08, 2013, 08:08:27 PM
And the best bit - neither of the legendaries look like dragons!! Because seriously, how many dragons?! I don't know what happened after generation III. Overkill! I liked them better when they were rare.

Also, anyone expecting any new evolutions for old pokemon? Given that they skipped a generation. I'd prefer an all-new dex, and have a hunch that's what they'll go for anyway, but there are some cats I'd love to see upgraded. I'd like Farfetch'd to evolve into an absolutely stupendous pokemon that looks exactly the same but carries a slightly thornier stick. And I've always thought Kangaskhan should have a male counterpart, and that the little kid it carries around should be its own pokemon that evolves into a Kang of the corresponding gender.

Course, the 3DS supports DLC, doesn't it? So by bringing everything onto the 3DS, they might be able to add more Pokémon as and when they feel like it. Ah! Possibilities. This is the best bit.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on January 08, 2013, 10:28:00 PM
MY BODY IS READY.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Unlegit on January 08, 2013, 11:00:08 PM
Well, looks like I'm gonna have to buy a 3DS.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 09, 2013, 06:38:52 AM
Watched the XY trailer.

First of all... I never got through B&W. (honestly couldnt even get through D&P)... and I honestly forgot that B&W 2 came out... And I am not really a fan of the name of the new games...


but



Watching the trailer still gave me the same goosebumps I got when G&S came out. The same goosebumps when I picked up my preordered copy of Saphire when it came out.

lol pokemans
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on January 09, 2013, 09:26:58 AM
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!11!!!11onetwothreefourfivesix

Finally. I have been waiting for this for so god damn long. I haven't been involved in the Pokemon community for years; nor have I been excited for a release for just as long. It felt dull, uninspired, and all around seemed to have lost it's flare. I figured I'd never get back into the mix. But this has done it; it's finally new and fresh, just as mystical and open as the first time I turned on my big, gray brick and chose my Squirtle so long ago. The legendary Pokemon they displayed are original and innovative (I absolutely love the 'X' deer), and for the love of all that is holy I did not see one tree-Pokemon, or a fucking tampon with eyeballs; it all looks completely inspired and wonder-like again.

I can't wait till October..and boy will it be a hard wait. But this is just amazing, I was truly starting to believe that they would never innovate again, forever stuck in that pixel past. It was great, and I'll miss all of the pixel-art and the lovely little sprites, but this is long overdue. It's going to bring back a fantastic new sense of adventure for those like me who've been there from the start, but it will certainly serve to usher in a new era of Pokemon fans all over the world with its simultaneous release and beautiful 3D graphics. Just from that short trailer, so much was shown; the great dynamic camera angles used in battle; all kinds of innovative environments that will no doubt use the 3D to its maximum potential (lolCLU); a fresh, exciting take on the new attacks and abilities of Pokemon, finally showcasing what they're really capable of (and I can see the face of PAIN on my opponents); and last but not least, I will finally be able to see the Pokemon jump out at me out of the grass! Things that seem so insignificant to some are the reasons I'll be preordering this the moment I can. All these little things will breathe life back into a franchise that I felt was dying a very slow, monotonous death.

I have such a Sudowoodo right now. Good riddance to that kind of thoughtless, mundane Pokemon and hello to the original inspirations that I fell in love with as a child. FINALLY! Holy crap I haven't been this excited about a video game since... I really can't remember. That's sad. But it was years ago, that much I know. European Pokemon fantasy-land here I come!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 09, 2013, 09:39:34 AM
For what it's worth, I'd contend that Black and White were the freshest, most original Pokémon games since... well, Red and Blue! Lean, honed, absolutely no fat. Every inch of the formula was re-evaluated, and revised, and changed where necessary to make the games the best they could possibly be. New design philosophy, every mechanic refined, they shaved off every inch of the bloat that had been building up over four generations, and kept all the best bits that made the original games so compelling. Black and White, I'd insist, were as close as we've ever come to getting a perfect Pokémon game. Tightly crafted, tightly plotted, (of all things!!) a proper marvel.

But I do think you're right about X and Y. From what little we've got to go on, I am already incredibly excited. It does, it looks like a giant leap forward, absolutely magical.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on January 09, 2013, 05:38:45 PM
I have such a Sudowoodo right now.
I'm totally stealing that one.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on January 09, 2013, 05:44:06 PM
I have such a Sudowoodo right now.
I'm totally stealing that one.

Brilliant... Me too





I'm really hoping to see some solid online support. Full ranking systems. Tournaments. Friends lists. Etc...
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 09, 2013, 06:09:14 PM
Surely, though, Sudowoodo's just pretending to be wood? It's in the name. Sudowoodo. As in, "Pseudo-wood. Oh."

At best, that must refer to half-mast. It's how you'd describe the lethargic member of a seasoned alcoholic. That's your little captain letting you down in the time of need, leaving you to steer the dinghy into the harbour by hand and pray that nobody's giving you points on technique.

In fact, if I've learnt nothing else from Pokémon Gold, Pokémon Silver, and the remakes that followed, I've learnt that a Sudowoodo is basically a liability. Worse than that, it's an actual hindrance. It's not wood. At best, it's a wobbly rock. Mother Nature's hacky-sack. If we're going to take the metaphor to its logical conclusion, what Sudowoodo is, is it's an obstacle, placed directly between you - the character - and the distinctly uterine haven that is Ecruteak City. Nobody's launching themselves up Route 37 when they've still got a Sudowoodo to deal with. It's just not practical.



Do say if I'm ruining Pokémon for anyone.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 09, 2013, 07:10:51 PM
Oh! Right! Also, the legendaries have names. Xernias and Yveltal. Bit clunky, think they might've left naming duty with an overexcited Scrabble enthusiast. Still, they'll sound normal in six months.

Also! X and Y. Width and height, on a standard graph. Not expecting that to come as a surprise to anyone, but I realised this next bit within the last few minutes: Xernias, the deer, is a land mammal - moves across. Width. Yveltal is a bastard-huge bird type thing - moves up. Height.

So, I'm calling it now. The third legendary of this trio, let's call him Zygreblox, will be some sort of marine creature, a water-type fellow, because the z-axis measures... depth!

That or he'll be a bishop and move diagonally. Who knows? I'm sticking with the marine creature.

ETA: Also! New prediction. Noticed Chespin is an anagram of "pinches." Got me thinking, could it evolve into Chessnat - anagram of "snatches." Because it does look like it's part chestnut, and I do reckon it'd have your wallet if you left it lying around.

ETA2: OH!!! Chestnut, hedgehog - it's a bloody chestnut hedgehog! It's a thieving chestnut hedgehog. Chespin, Cheslee, Chessnat - pinches, leeches, snatches. Grass / Dark. Tell me I'm wrong!!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Heretic on January 09, 2013, 08:54:30 PM
Xernias actually sounds pretty interesting. Also, whatever you just did there, rob, it was fantastic. Send an e-mail to Nintendo this very minute, alert them of this discovery. They'll either tell you all of that is already the case, or that it's a terrible idea, which they will in turn use for their selves, proclaiming how brilliant they are.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 10, 2013, 02:51:24 AM
Xernias actually sounds pretty interesting. Also, whatever you just did there, rob, it was fantastic. Send an e-mail to Nintendo this very minute, alert them of this discovery. They'll either tell you all of that is already the case, or that it's a terrible idea, which they will in turn use for their selves, proclaiming how brilliant they are.
I'm just going to leave it there for now, I think. What I'm going to do instead, is two or three months from now, when the starters' evolutions are revealed, I'm going to either dredge that post up, incredibly smug, and use it to advance a theory that I might be some sort of clairvoyant, or they'll be called Chesleaf and Chesgrass and I'll never mention it again.

Unless I'm spot on with Chesleaf and Chesgrass. Then I'm going to point out that my deliberately shit names were deliberately right, and I'll revert to plan A - "Operation: Phony Prophet."
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on January 25, 2013, 11:57:56 AM
Cool theories. ;o

Random Gen ranking:
1. Gen 3
2. Gen 5
3. Gen 2
4. Gen 4
5. Gen 1
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Dark Castle on January 25, 2013, 11:59:59 AM
Cool theories. ;o

Random Gen ranking:
1. Gen 3
2. Gen 5
3. Gen 2
4. Gen 4
5. Gen 1
Whoah, I agree completely  :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 25, 2013, 12:11:06 PM
Can someone explain to me in one sentence what the fuzz about Pokemon really is?

I did not grow up with Pokemon maybe that's the reason but still...it seems Pokemon is relevant for all ages or i'm just missing something because this "thing" seems to be fukin everywhere these days. Don't take this as a negative tone from me because it's absolutly not, hey we all have a kid in us*! Please enlighten me what i'm missing?  :)

*OK that may have sounded weird but you know what i mean.....
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Lolzeez on January 25, 2013, 12:11:25 PM
Cool theories. ;o

Random Gen ranking:
1. Gen 3
2. Gen 5
3. Gen 2
4. Gen 4
5. Gen 1

1.Gen 2
2.Gen 3
3.Gen 5
4.Gen 4
5.Gen 1
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 25, 2013, 03:00:37 PM
Can someone explain to me in one sentence what the fuzz about Pokemon really is?

I did not grow up with Pokemon maybe that's the reason but still...it seems Pokemon is relevant for all ages or i'm just missing something because this "thing" seems to be fukin everywhere these days. Don't take this as a negative tone from me because it's absolutly not, hey we all have a kid in us*! Please enlighten me what i'm missing?  :)

*OK that may have sounded weird but you know what i mean.....
It's infinitely replayable; it invokes nostalgia and yet constantly renews itself; you get as much out of it as you put in, it can be as simple as rock paper scissors or as complicated as the world's most tangled chess game; its target age group is seven and up... and up, and up, and up; it's social and portable so you can take it on transport or play it with friends; a game of Pokémon never has to end, you can rack up hundreds of hours on a single playthrough and still not have all the Pokémon...

It's versatile, ever-expanding, with a concept that lends itself to a constant deluge of brand new content, and it's as simple or as complicated as the user wants it to be. It's basically the perfect portable game. There's a good reason it's been the killer app for every single console it's been released on. Expect 3DS sales to finally skyrocket this Autumn.

Cool theories. ;o

Random Gen ranking:
1. Gen 3
2. Gen 5
3. Gen 2
4. Gen 4
5. Gen 1
Not far off, here!

1. Black & White
2. Ruby & Sapphire
3. Gold & Silver / Heart Gold & Soul Silver
4. Red & Blue / Fire Red & Leaf Green
5. Diamond & Pearl

I think Generation V has felt like a renewal. Each of the previous generations took baby-steps forward, (except IV, which felt a little phoned in,) and while I have fond memories of every single generation, Generation V really examined everything that came before and trimmed all the fat until the games were as close to perfect as they've ever been. Great pokemon, no more laborious tutorials, no more frustratingly elusive TMs, no more fighting the Elite Four in sequence, no more waiting for slow text to roll out on-screen, rewards for completing the Pokédex - they put every inch of the game, no matter how minor, under a microscope and either kept it, or made it better. Nothing happened just because it happened in all the last games. Every choice was made for the benefit of the games, and that level of love, care and detail has paid off in spades.

I prefer Black and White to BW2 - only letting you catch new species was a masterstroke, gave it a completely unique vibe, nobody's looking forward to fighting hordes of Zubat for the fifth time - but the sequel thing, in itself, was innovative. BW2 feels like the Ultimate Edition. It's not quite as exciting or slick as BW was, but it's packed with loads of cool features. I hope medals come back. And Black Tower! The PWT alone has me replaying it loads - finally, all the gym leaders are powerful, scary and level-appropriate!

I did my ranking by how much I like the game, rather than by generation, because otherwise it'd just be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Each one's better than the last, because it's got everything the previous did, and more! Who'd vote for the first gen over the third? It's linked, though. Black and White are so good because they really pulled their fingers out for Generation V.

RS, I think, has the best story of any pre-BW game. The Team Magma / Team Aqua thing was very cool, and making the legendaries part of the story was a masterstroke. It felt properly exciting. Plus, I really like the map. Hoenn's lush, really like the tropical environment, and its native species are very cool, too.  There's a great atmosphere to Ruby and Sapphire.

GS and RB are self-explanatory, but DP at the bottom? Just feels like a bloated RS. Legendary overkill, all of them boring bloody dragons, a lot of slightly dull new pokemon, (Mothim! Who likes Mothim!?) the mascots are ugly and overdesigned, all feels a bit... muddy! Who enjoyed the marshes? Some good bits, I liked that the Galactic administration had names and faces, and I'm a big fan of Skuntank, Bronzong, Staraptor, but there's no innovation, a lot of caves, a lot of boring land-routes - it's just not an interesting game. The generation itself's cracking. HGSS was superb, and the physical-special split's a gamechanger, but DP just doesn't quite hit the spot for me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 25, 2013, 03:53:01 PM
Can someone explain to me in one sentence what the fuzz about Pokemon really is?

I did not grow up with Pokemon maybe that's the reason but still...it seems Pokemon is relevant for all ages or i'm just missing something because this "thing" seems to be fukin everywhere these days. Don't take this as a negative tone from me because it's absolutly not, hey we all have a kid in us*! Please enlighten me what i'm missing?  :)

*OK that may have sounded weird but you know what i mean.....
It's infinitely replayable; it invokes nostalgia and yet constantly renews itself; you get as much out of it as you put in, it can be as simple as rock paper scissors or as complicated as the world's most tangled chess game; its target age group is seven and up... and up, and up, and up; it's social and portable so you can take it on transport or play it with friends; a game of Pokémon never has to end, you can rack up hundreds of hours on a single playthrough and still not have all the Pokémon...

It's versatile, ever-expanding, with a concept that lends itself to a constant deluge of brand new content, and it's as simple or as complicated as the user wants it to be. It's basically the perfect portable game. There's a good reason it's been the killer app for every single console it's been released on. Expect 3DS sales to finally skyrocket this Autumn.
There were games?  :omg:...had no idea, i thought it was a cartoon show or something. Thanks Rob for the heads up!  :tup
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 25, 2013, 03:57:15 PM
Ah - yes! They're games! Games first, the cartoon's a spin-off. Fun at the time, but very much for kids. I don't think it's the reason many of us are posting here, I'm not sure I've seen an episode since I was ten.

Yes! The games are brilliant. Possibly the most important handheld franchise in video game history - though I'd need to check stats on that one. If it's not, it's up there.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on January 25, 2013, 04:26:02 PM
It kinda surprises me most seem to rank Gen 1 lower like me. Most people I talk to call Gen 1 the best.

Also, I love FR and LG to death but I guess that's because it was released during my favourite Gen, heh.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on January 25, 2013, 04:39:01 PM
It kinda surprises me most seem to rank Gen 1 lower like me. Most people I talk to call Gen 1 the best.

Also, I love FR and LG to death but I guess that's because it was released during my favourite Gen, heh.
I think most people prefer it because most people have played it, and a lot of people who are the right age to answer that question grew up with it.

It's certainly the one with the most popular and iconic characters - but that's because someone who's not played Pokémon in fifteen years would still remember and love Bulbasaur, Pidgey, Rattata, Pikachu, Magikarp, Gyadaros, Charizard, Mewtwo, Ekans, Koffing, to name a few. It's remained relevant, and important, and played by many, but it's never since been as earth-shatteringly influential as it was in the late nineties. Criticisms like "Too many pokémon" aren't comments on the quality of the new games, or the imagination, it's just, "More than I can be bothered to engage with." Which is fine, but it's only an issue for people who aren't playing the games. I'd bet very few people with the new ones are saying, "This is good, but I wish there was a bit less new content."

I think the people who are still playing now X and Y have been announced are less likely to be putting Red and Blue on a pedestal. They'll praise the design, and the maps, and the innovation, and it'll always get a few bonus points for being first, but there were plenty of silly designs. Mr. Mime and Jynx are beyond ugly, half of the evolutions involved extra heads, the type system was flawed - Red and Blue are great historically, and have a lot going for them, but they're flawed games, and simply not as technically good as later games. Fine to be nostalgic, and there was a certain magic to its simplicity, but was the first generation better? Definitely and categorically, no.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on January 25, 2013, 05:08:10 PM
Not to mention I don't really like Pokemon that are just ordinary animals. Gen 1 seems to be the worst for that. Seel, Pidgey, and Krabby are good examples.

But yeah I grew up with Gen 2 myself, heh.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Lolzeez on January 25, 2013, 05:24:46 PM
Another reason why I'm not a huge fan of gen 1 is because of how unbalanced the typings were. Psychic pretty much fucked shit up.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on January 25, 2013, 05:26:19 PM
Yeah Psychic was pretty much unstoppable. Also: the special attack and defense were the same stat. Was really lame.

One thing I do LOVE about Gen 4 though is that attacks finally got their own physical/special classification. Assigning one type one classification was pretty silly I found.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Zantera on January 25, 2013, 05:36:40 PM
While I grew up with first playing Gen 1, Gen 2 is my favorite by quite a bit. I think Gen 1 suffers from "only" having 151 Pokemon, and being as short as it is. On the contrary I think newer games suffer from having too many Pokemon, but Gen 2 was pretty much perfect. Getting to revisit the old towns and gyms, Silver/Gold/Crystal was the shit. (HeartGold is pretty badass)
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on January 27, 2013, 11:22:55 AM
Just a friendly reminder that there's a Keldeo event for B/W 2 on Nintendo WiFi right now. You have until Feb. 12.  :hat

https://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/pokemon-black-and-white-2/#en-us/pokemon/keldeo/details-keldeo-distribution

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Another Chance to Get Keldeo!

Add the strength and resolve of the Mythical Pokémon Keldeo to your Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2 game in a special distribution event via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection! Keldeo will be available from January 25th to February 12th, 2013. This powerful Keldeo will know the moves Sacred Sword, Hydro Pump, Aqua Jet, and Swords Dance.

Once you have Keldeo in your party, complete an in-game event that will teach Keldeo its signature Secret Sword move and reveal a new Form for the Pokémon! Get all the details on how to change Keldeo into its Resolute Form.

Remember, Keldeo is available only from January 25th to February 12th, 2013 so don’t miss this chance to get this awesome Pokémon!

*Wireless broadband access required for online features. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com.

How to get Keldeo via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection distribution

To get Keldeo, you need:

    • A Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Nintendo 3DS™, or Nintendo 3DS XL system
    • A copy of Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2
    • No more than 11 Wonder Cards in your possession
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on February 19, 2013, 05:33:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pSGKiSU3EQ
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on February 19, 2013, 05:53:06 PM
Pretty dumb. As is all the other Harlem shake shit, whatever it's supposed to be. But maybe I just don't get it. I mean I definitely don't, I don't know where it's from or how it came to be or anything; nor do I really want to know because no matter the reason it's still dumb. I get the gist though. It's fun.

Main reason for posting: I broke my years-long streak of zero Pokemen and am playing Pokemon Black v2 to tide me over since I'm having daily convulsions not being able to play X yet. I am beside myself with how much fun this game is; this I did not expect. I can totally see how these changes spurred the revolution that will be X & Y. I see a lot of changes already (keep in mind the last true Pokemon game I played entirely through was Ruby) and while many of the pokemon designs and species have lost their flare, they're better than most of Gen IV, which I believe is almost laughable). Even though we've barely seen any of VI, the imagination seems to be there and it's looking up already. With this, it seems that they were mid-transition, still not really exploring much in design or going out on too many limbs with their creativity. But it's cool; it's new and they're beginning to take chances again.

Either way, it's gearing me up for one hell of a ride when X comes out. I cannot wait. I really can't. If I didn't have this to tide me over, right now I'd be raping my old Snorlax bean-bag that's hidden away in my attic with Misty plastered on the walls and tissues sprawled everywhere.

P.S. Sucks I just missed the Keldeo event. Damn it! I always do. I've participated in one event in my Pokemon life and it was a really shitty one. I think it was for Pokemon Heart-Gold and I can't even remember what it was... I don't think I even got a Pokemon, I think it was an item or maybe even an out-of-game accessory or something... Shitty event's goodybag is shitty.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on February 20, 2013, 08:45:43 PM
Im only playing the card game now and mostly using older ones combined with new. Though actual tournament play only uses BW and forward.

I think somehow Nintendo could have branched into the os community with digital cards. Nintendo owns 40 percent of pokemon and did not allow the pokes to branch out into digi cards.
Big mistake. Card collecting os games are MASSIVE already. Majic jumped all over it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: AcidLameLTE on February 22, 2013, 01:08:15 PM
Haven't read through any of the posts that aren't on this page but is any one playing this:

https://pokemon3d.net/

?

It's no where near completed but it's still pretty fun.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on February 22, 2013, 01:17:33 PM
 :laugh: You should definitely read the page. It'd be cool for anyone who likes the classic pixel-art and sprites but wants a 3D perspective, which could be cool, but I wish I had a completed version of this before the real 3D Pokemon was announced, cause I just don't care now.  :lol Not to sound dismissive or anything; it's cool, but now it just makes me want Pokemon X/Y even more.


... I just noticed that the spell-check no longer underlines "Pokemon", and I just misspelled it briefly and it corrected it... Firefox knows. Pokemon.

They are real.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 22, 2013, 02:27:48 PM
The truth is out Clefairys are gonna arrive from Comet Ison.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 06, 2013, 05:35:32 PM
https://www.pokemon.com/pokemonxy/en-us

New pokemon! And they're calling it a new pokemon, rather than a form-switch, which is good. I'm still not sold on all that form nonsense.

What I'd really like, is if it's not a legendary. Common pokemon. Bit less powerful than his, er, well-known ally, but mass produced, in accordance with the genetic modification vibe. Not like a generic cave-popper-upper, not to the extent of a zubat - rather, rare but breedable, like a metagross, or a volcarona, or a milotic.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on April 06, 2013, 06:17:04 PM
Even though it's Mewtwo? Cuz it looks like Mewtwo.  :lol

Mewthree? The experiment gone right?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on April 06, 2013, 06:57:22 PM
And mewtwo looks a bit like mew, plusle looks like minun looks like pikachu, alomomola looks like luvdisc, manaphy looks like phione. (And phione's breedable!)

I imagine they'll want to do something different with it. Or hope, anyway. Why make another superpowered psychic type who looks a bit like mewtwo? I'm crossing my fingers it's a pseudo-legendary, rather than a legendary. Catchable, breedable, multiple genders, maybe a couple of the strongest in-game trainers use them, etc.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 06, 2013, 07:09:42 PM
It'd be mean to have it be a trade evolution.  I feel its the evolution of Mewtwo, but then again....that trade evolution would make sense.

Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on May 11, 2013, 10:43:07 AM
Newtwo is a form switch. Bah.

Speaking of bah - you can ride a goat!!!

(https://i43.tinypic.com/bi33vp.jpg)

Look! Gogoat! Being ridden, in the picture beneath! Finally, I can be the pokemon goatrider I always dreamed of. Also pictured are a natty lizard, a fake panda that looks almost exactly like a real panda, and a presumably common bird we'll all inevitably learn to hate.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on May 11, 2013, 10:53:21 AM
I actually really like those designs. I mean, anything that doesn't look like a fucking toaster or any other kind of household object and/or tree-monster will be good in my book. But these designs at least look like they have some imagination to them, I really like the ram-looking monster. Interesting that it seems to be grass-like.. Awesome that we can ride it.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on May 11, 2013, 10:57:56 AM
Yep, it is grass-like! Exactly grass-like.

Panda's fighting, robin's normal and flying, and the lizard is... electric and normal! For reasons, I'm sure, that will become obvious at some point, but aren't at all quite yet.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on May 11, 2013, 11:01:22 AM
Electric lizard, nice! He looks a bit odd, I'm wondering what those lines on the top of his head are.... his head separates and he shoots lightning bolts from his brain!  :metal I can't wait to see the latter-form evolutions and the 'higher-tier' monsters. I have a feeling there's going to be some badass incarnations this time around. I really love the legendary designs so hopefully that'll show in other pokemon who aren't quite 'legendary' status.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on May 11, 2013, 12:11:39 PM
I can't wait to get me a 3DS XL when this launches.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on May 11, 2013, 12:12:37 PM
The grass goat looks baller.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on May 11, 2013, 12:26:11 PM
I'd buy one ahead of time if I were you, Chino. No joke, those systems, both normal and XL, will be flying off the shelves come September. There's going to be so many people buying a system just for X/Y... It's gonna be bonkers. Plus there's plenty of amazing games coming out before then as well. Then again...there might be a special edition coming with these games. I mean, I doubt the US would get it even if there is one, but it's possible... I'm surprised we even got the Pikachu special edition, which might have counted as our X/Y special edition... Which I wanted terribly....  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on May 11, 2013, 12:41:13 PM
I love all of them.
We are only 10 pokemons into the Gen and it already looks better than IV and V.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on May 11, 2013, 12:58:22 PM
I love all of them.
We are only 10 pokemons into the Gen and it already looks better than IV and V.
IV, I agree. But I love V to pieces. It's one of my very best ones. Black and White is certainly the most satisfied I've been with a new pokemon game since... well, it might just be the most satisfied I've been with a new pokemon game!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on May 11, 2013, 01:06:32 PM
I love all of them.
We are only 10 pokemons into the Gen and it already looks better than IV and V.
IV, I agree. But I love V to pieces. It's one of my very best ones. Black and White is certainly the most satisfied I've been with a new pokemon game since... well, it might just be the most satisfied I've been with a new pokemon game!
I loved the game, the Pokemons not so much.
IV was the worst Gen in terms of game and Pokemons. The only good thing about the Gen is Platinum and SS/HG.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on May 14, 2013, 06:24:51 AM
I'd buy one ahead of time if I were you, Chino. No joke, those systems, both normal and XL, will be flying off the shelves come September. There's going to be so many people buying a system just for X/Y... It's gonna be bonkers. Plus there's plenty of amazing games coming out before then as well. Then again...there might be a special edition coming with these games. I mean, I doubt the US would get it even if there is one, but it's possible... I'm surprised we even got the Pikachu special edition, which might have counted as our X/Y special edition... Which I wanted terribly....  :sadpanda:

I'm just afraid I'm going to buy one and have a new model released two weeks later :/


On a side note: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUTJeYr_3n0&sns=em
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on May 14, 2013, 09:52:50 AM
That is a very legitimate fear when it comes to Nintendo... However, that's probably the case in Japan and maybe Europe, but I really don't see the US getting any other special editions for quite some time. There's that rumor about yet another 3DS model coming out, but I have my doubts... Mainly because I just had to buy another 3DS XL after a 4-year-old broke my other one in half... So more hoping than anything... Urrrgh cause if there's one coming out and it's even bigger or has a new screen or some shit, I'm gonna have to buy it.

God damn it that looks SO FRIGGIN' FUN! I am so loving this new European setting/Alter-Paris-type-deal. It really works well with the vibe of Pokemon, oddly enough. ALSO OMG WE CAN SIT ON FUCKING BENCHES IWANTTHISGAMENAAAAAOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on May 14, 2013, 10:19:09 AM
I didn't mean a special edition, I meant an entirely new model. If there was ever going to be a good time for Nintendo to release a new one, it would be right before the release of the first 3D pokemon game. They'd sell a shitload of them. I imagine if they don't announce a new one within a month of the pokemon game being released, then there isn't going to be one this year.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on May 14, 2013, 10:24:40 AM
Ah, okay... Yeah, that's a better bet. It'd be cool, but I'm not sure what else they can do to improve it... the XL is huge and awesome as is, and with the 3D effects, I don't know if making a smaller one is smart... If they do in fact announce one, I'd be very interested in seeing what improvements are made.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on May 14, 2013, 10:41:44 AM
Ah, okay... Yeah, that's a better bet. It'd be cool, but I'm not sure what else they can do to improve it... the XL is huge and awesome as is, and with the 3D effects, I don't know if making a smaller one is smart... If they do in fact announce one, I'd be very interested in seeing what improvements are made.

Battery life and a second stick would be on my wishlist.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on May 15, 2013, 12:28:11 PM
So....I did it. I bought Black V2. After all the hype over X/Y and seeing the new gameplay, hearing the sounds, my Pokeboner nearly blew. I needed something to satiate my desires for the Pokeverse. And wow... Rob, you were right; this is awesome. They did such a wonderful job on this game, it's pretty much the closest thing you can get to rediscovering the Pokeverse. There's not many rehashes or ideas that have just been churned through, this time around it feels like an actual new Pokemon game with a new world; and despite the fact that it's totally not 3D, they did a splendid job of toying with the sprites and few polygons they have to create a pseudo-3D perspective. Very nice. I like the new Pokemon they have for the most part, and while there's that one or two that make me say 'ugh' (the gears...and I saw a deer somewhere... I just browsed Serebii.net's Pokedex before I bought it just now), but overall it loks amazing. I'm having a great time exploring and discovering this new region.

All that said...there's no way this will completely satisfy my desire for X. So I went ahead and paid off my reserve for X (and yes, I'm getting X. Anyone who says the deer is stupid is a stupid dumb-butt-nose and hasn't seen Priness Mononoke and doesn't know how amazing the Forest God is, who the legendary for X looks very much like and I'll bet was inspired by so SHUT UP X IS AWESOME). I cannot wait. I mean really, even with this whole new game and world it still feels like I am about to burst at the seams. RAR! But this will do, it's very fun and awesome but I'm just ready to run around in 3D with an analog stick in a Pokemon game and be amazed.

I wonder if they'll have any transfers from the V2's to X/Y? That would make this purchase even more awesome; though I don't expect any. I actually wouldn't care at all because it's like this is a totally new start for Pokemon...but anyway, it'd be cool.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on May 15, 2013, 01:14:20 PM
Hurrah!! Glad you're liking it! It's the correct response.

BW2 are very new, very innovative - a proper sequel is, in itself, brand new - but quite counterintuitively, it's the first two installments that really broke the mould. First two games had no pre-V pokemon at all until the post-game, and the plot bits intertwine with the gym bits in a way no game before or since even attempts. But... I think it says a lot of good things about the quality of this generation when BW2 are the "trad" ones. They're also the ones I've sunk the most time into, mind. BW are braver, but I think BW2 might've found a sweet spot.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on May 15, 2013, 04:31:06 PM
Guys guys GUYS!

The current Mystery Gift Pokemon is Deoxys! Download him into your Black 2 or White 2 while you can. I think this only lasts until the end of May.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on May 18, 2013, 06:12:20 AM
It does - got mine!

I never got into EVs, IVs and natures, because I knew it was exactly the kind of thing that'd spoil my enjoyment of the games. All that chain breeding and everstones and curating beneficial natures - too much like hard work, not enough like good fun. It's like being an audiophile. I'm sure it's great when it works, and you have full control of everything that happens, I don't know how much day to day joy anyone can get out of being a perfectionist in that way.

At the end of the last generation and throughout the whole of this one, I've ended up a little bit seduced by EVs, IVs and natures - thanks, pokerus and Battle Subway - but I'm happy, because I never became a perfectionist and found I was more of a prettydamngoodist. I'm disappointed when the man says my pokémon are "good all round" - it's the pokémon equivalent of "You've got a really nice personality" - but I'm more than happy with anything from "above average" upwards, especially if they're "fantastic" in one of the key stats.

Deoxys, I figured, is a bit more "once in a lifetime," so after mercifully few resets, (certainly compared to my Black Tower shiny Gabite,) I got one with a top notch special attack stat, and a nature that boosted it. 26 litwicks later, I am very, very happy with my mystery gift. It's not perfect, but it's pretty damn good.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on May 19, 2013, 12:14:59 PM
It does - got mine!

I never got into EVs, IVs and natures, because I knew it was exactly the kind of thing that'd spoil my enjoyment of the games. All that chain breeding and everstones and curating beneficial natures - too much like hard work, not enough like good fun. It's like being an audiophile. I'm sure it's great when it works, and you have full control of everything that happens, I don't know how much day to day joy anyone can get out of being a perfectionist in that way.

I do a half assed EV training. That means I use Protein/Carbos/Iron etc and pick the natures. But thats it.
I don't go around defeating 100 hundred Geodudes to max out my Defense EVs, but I like picking natures and breeding Pňkemons for egg moves and what not.

Also supossedely this new gen is gonna make EV training a little bit easier because theres supossed to be a facility to see your pokemons EVs in the game.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on May 19, 2013, 12:59:08 PM
Oh, nice! Yes, that will be very welcome.

Know what you mean on how long it takes. I've got pokerus, and power items for each stat, so I can max an EV in twenty-five paces. Don't even have to keep count, my PP tells me exactly how far along I am. Tried it without the pokerus, briefly, but I started to resent my teams for it, so I went "screw it" and traded someone across. Fifty basculin for a full speed stat felt beyond arduous. If it weren't easy, I wouldn't do it, and I'm very lucky it's as easy for me as it is.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on May 19, 2013, 01:33:41 PM
Oh boy, I have some research to do. I have no idea what you dudes are talking about.  :lol Have the mechanics of the game really changed that much in the years I haven't played? I heard of EVs in the past, but only in passing and thought it was more of a...loophole? Or rather a really in-depth way of tweaking with the structure of how the Pokemon level up and such... I didn't think it was a built-in game mechanic meant to be used by the player, I haven't heard any mention of the sort in V2 so far... wahhhh!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on May 19, 2013, 01:46:03 PM
No, don't worry - it's very, very optional! You're basically right, it's exactly a loophole; EVs and IVs are the system by which a pokemon's stats are determined. A player can, should they choose, make affirmative choices to ensure certain stats reach their full potential (we've been able to give them vitamins like protein, iron, carbos et al. right from Gen I,) and there are facilities in-game that monitor and reward it (you can phone Bianca, ask her how much effort your Pokémon's put in, used to get a ribbon for it,) but it's far, far, far from essential. It's useful for taking on high-tier challenges, but I don't think even the most die-hard Pokémon nut would recommend faffing about with EVs until long after you've beaten the main game. The game, increasingly, has facilitated these kinds of processes, and made them gradually easier, but it's way beyond anything anyone needs for any part of the story mode.

Don't worry about it! Enjoy B2. q:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on May 19, 2013, 04:43:59 PM
Yeah Tio, IVs and EVs can pretty much be ignored completely if you're just playing the main game. It's battling online with other players where you'd want to take those things into consideration.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on May 19, 2013, 09:19:31 PM
Ah, phew! Thank you, that's good to know. I'll continue with my nonchalance in the face of Pokemasterdom.  :P  :tup Really enjoying it still; this will certainly tide me over till X. Even so... I find myself checking Serebii.net everyday for new X/Y info.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on May 20, 2013, 09:09:06 AM
Ah, phew! Thank you, that's good to know. I'll continue with my nonchalance in the face of Pokemasterdom.  :P  :tup Really enjoying it still; this will certainly tide me over till X. Even so... I find myself checking Serebii.net everyday for new X/Y info.
Info we know:
>Sylveon is not a previous Eveeloution type and it's weak to Poison.
>You can now walk in 8 directions
>You can ride certain pokemons in certain areas
>You can choose your player's skin and hair color
>The map
>Mewtwo gets a new form

What the "leakers" are saying:
>Starters are Fire/Psychic Water/Dark Grass/Fighting
>Mewtwo is getting another form
>Sylveon is a new type called Fairy it's inmune and strong too Dragon and weak to Steel and Poison
>A lot of previous gen pokemons are going to be rebranded to Fairy
>Theres going to be some baby pokemons and some evolutions for previous pokemons
>Theres going to be a racing minigame
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on May 20, 2013, 09:43:09 AM
If we're really getting... um, that, then I suppose a lot of previous Normal types are getting rebranded. Clefairy, obviously.  ;D

And that really excites me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on May 20, 2013, 09:58:01 AM
All of that sounds amazing and damn you for telling me. I really want this now. Rararar!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: toro on May 20, 2013, 10:23:26 AM
If we're really getting... um, that, then I suppose a lot of previous Normal types are getting rebranded. Clefairy, obviously.  ;D

And that really excites me.
I saved everything the "leaker" said in case he is actually right, here is the list. I'm not spoilering it because, fuck it:

Clefairy, Togepi, Jigglypuff, Chansey, Lickitung, Snorlax, Dunsparce, Audino, Snubbull, Skitty, and Whismur, plus their evolutions/pre-evolutions, all have their Normal replaced with Fairy.

Mawile, Absol, Misdreavus, Milotic (but not Feebas), Chimecho, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf and their evolutions all gain the Fairy-type.

For the new evos:

Eevee, Mawile, Sableye, Dunsparce, Bannette, Tauros, Heracross, Pinsir, Bisharp, Maractus, Cryogonal, and Drifloon for evolutions.

Lickitung, Throh/Sawk (shared), and Absol have the Babies.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on May 20, 2013, 11:10:41 AM
It's rumours, so I think not spoilering is fine. I really, really want that to be true. A new type. I'm really excited. And a lot of those Pokemon have really cool designs, and great niches, but typing too generic to quite take advantage of them. They could do with a bit of uniqueness thrust upon them.

The strengths and weaknesses are good, too. Poison is a great, great defensive type, but a little average offensively, whereas dragons seriously need taking down a peg. Yes; I really, really like this. Fingers crossed. If it's a hoax, it's a clever hoax, from someone who's very enthusiastic about the games.
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Post by: toro on May 20, 2013, 11:28:17 AM
It's rumours, so I think not spoilering is fine. I really, really want that to be true. A new type. I'm really excited. And a lot of those Pokemon have really cool designs, and great niches, but typing too generic to quite take advantage of them. They could do with a bit of uniqueness thrust upon them.

The strengths and weaknesses are good, too. Poison is a great, great defensive type, but a little average offensively, whereas dragons seriously need taking down a peg. Yes; I really, really like this. Fingers crossed. If it's a hoax, it's a clever hoax, from someone who's very enthusiastic about the games.
If Snorlax gets Fairy, and Fairy is strong against Dragon, then Snorlax is going to wreck everybodys shit.
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Post by: TioJorge on May 21, 2013, 12:57:19 AM
 :lol

I dunno why but I'm absolutely losing my shit after picturing a scene I dreamed of the anime in which there's a really buff Oshawott and a tiny little trainer and he's trying to control this level 100 beast and he yells 'DO IT! HYDRO PUMP HIM, OSHAWOTT!!!' and the Oshawott god stands there, big brawny back to the tiny little boy, he slowly turns his head... "OSHA...


WHAT!?"

 :rollin :rollin :rollin :lol I am way too fucking high... and yeah I woke up out of my dreamy state to tell you people this... back to ZZzzZZZz
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Post by: Chino on May 22, 2013, 05:31:08 AM
You dreams about pokemans   :loser:






 :heart
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Post by: TioJorge on June 11, 2013, 10:40:37 AM
Ohhhhh YAYAYAYAYAYAY (https://serebii.net/index2.shtml)!!

Looks so damn sexy. I love the animations. My body. Is. Ready.

I'm glad the Fairy-type is real, that sounded awesome and it looks to be even more awesome than I originally thought; great addition. Other than that....CHARIZARD IN 3D FJAWPO9ETIHJWADLKNGASOIGHADFISAOIYFDJ

P.S. We should totally change the thread title to The Pokemon Thread v. X & Y
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Post by: robwebster on June 11, 2013, 11:03:50 AM
Hurrah!! So glad it's true. I didn't dare hope.

Or, just "Pokemon X & Y."
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Post by: JayOctavarium on June 11, 2013, 01:42:27 PM
That vid gave me goosebumps. holy crap I am excited. Haven't been this excited for a NEW incarnation since Ruby/Sapphire.
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Post by: Aefenwelg on June 11, 2013, 03:03:39 PM
I really don't like that guy's voice.
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Post by: Chino on June 11, 2013, 05:18:01 PM
I'm buying 3DS just for this... Ad e recently announced super smash brothers  :biggrin:
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Post by: Chino on June 11, 2013, 05:18:20 PM
I'm buying 3DS just for this... And the recently announced super smash brothers  :biggrin:
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Post by: Dark Castle on June 11, 2013, 05:19:32 PM
Everyone needs to get Animal Crossing and we can chill forever
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Post by: Chino on June 11, 2013, 06:30:05 PM
Everyone needs to get Animal Crossing and we can chill forever

I know nothing about that game... But I'd be more than down to be part of a game we can all play!
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Post by: Chino on June 11, 2013, 07:51:29 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/933888_487046408036735_1845707541_n.png)
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on June 11, 2013, 08:50:59 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/933888_487046408036735_1845707541_n.png)

Sucks that the T is alreasy there.
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Post by: TioJorge on June 11, 2013, 10:33:39 PM
I'm playing me some Animal Crossing right now. Loving it. Haven't played a game in the series since the original on the Cube.
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Post by: TioJorge on June 11, 2013, 10:35:11 PM
P.S. HOLY SHIT. DID YOU GUYS SEE THIS FUCK!?

BOOM. SKY BATTLES. HOARD ENCOUNTERS. POKEMON SEX. CAPS. OHASPEORTIAWJETAPSODIHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (https://serebii.net/index2.shtml)

oops meant to mod. high. very....very high. And tired.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on June 12, 2013, 12:01:58 AM
DUDEEE
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Post by: robwebster on June 12, 2013, 01:11:57 AM
Yeah! Man! From the presence of so many old school pokémon in the first trailer, I was slightly concerned this game might not be quite as revolutionary as BW. So completely wrong - they are drinking their juice at Game Freak! New type, horde mode, customisation, sky battles, and how cool do all the new pokémon look?! I want a Noivern. Nah, I want about seven.

Once again, rather than just phoning in a new game, they've really looked at every beat of the experience and gone, "How can this be even more fun?" Brilliant. So stoked.
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Post by: toro on June 12, 2013, 07:03:23 AM
DAYYYUUUUMMMMMMM
I'm really loving this gen's designs.
How cool is that little bird evolution amirite?
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Post by: TioJorge on June 12, 2013, 10:41:46 AM
For real, I have never been this excited about a Pokemon game before. Red/Blue just came outa nowhere and I didn't read gaming mags, same for G/S; since then I haven't been into the series too much, though Black/White are incredibly fun I only just got into them. So it's awesomely awesome to be this giddy over a game that I cherished so much as a kid. This is looking better and better with every reveal. *splosion*
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Post by: JayOctavarium on July 05, 2013, 10:24:39 PM
Panda bought me Black 2 today as a little surprise. I had to through Black 1 in the DS just to refresh my memory. I honestly didn't remember much of the game... Apparently I beat it (or got close ?)


It's all coming back to me now... lol


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Post by: Chino on July 06, 2013, 09:36:32 AM
For real, I have never been this excited about a Pokemon game before. Red/Blue just came outa nowhere and I didn't read gaming mags, same for G/S; since then I haven't been into the series too much, though Black/White are incredibly fun I only just got into them. So it's awesomely awesome to be this giddy over a game that I cherished so much as a kid. This is looking better and better with every reveal. *splosion*

This sums me up pretty well, except make B/W Platinum. Silver was my favorite.
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Post by: Nel on August 08, 2013, 01:50:01 PM
Mega forms!

(https://www.nowgamer.com/siteimage/scale/0/0/362007.png)

Absol. Lucario. LOOK. AWESOME.
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Post by: robwebster on August 08, 2013, 02:06:35 PM
Oh my dear sweet lord.

Yes, yes, please god yes.
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Post by: TioJorge on August 08, 2013, 02:19:04 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: robwebster on August 08, 2013, 02:20:43 PM
Kind of funny - when they were showing all the old pokemon fighting in the reveal trailer, I'd kind of started to worry that maybe X and Y were going to be thin on the ground on innovations compared to Black and White. Like all their energies might've been spent on upgrading it to 3D. Oh my word, they were just getting started.

Names are terrible - seems to just be the original pokemon with "Mega" bolted on - but I have loved Mawile far more than its stats for a very long time. A dragon-slaying new type and... that! might finally get it out of the box.

An evolution for a three-stage pokemon is something I was never expecting, so I'm glad to see one for Ampharos, but of all the pokemon that need it... Blaziken?! And they've given it Speed Boost, the ability that got it banned from competitive battle simulations?

Hold me.
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Post by: Nel on August 08, 2013, 02:22:43 PM
They've literally made one of my favorite Pokemon into an angel of death. I've been using the same Absol since Sapphire and I can't wait to turn it into that.

Also I pre-ordered X at Gamestop today and got a poster for it. In case anyne's interested in doing that.
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Post by: TioJorge on August 08, 2013, 02:26:34 PM
Hell yeah, it's insane what they're doing with this game. It is truly a rebirth of the series; at least that's what I'm hoping for, and thus far they seem to be on the path of deliverance!

Also, check out this cuteness, it's insane:

(https://serebii.net/corocoro8131.jpg)

Wait WHAT!?  :o I pre-ordered X so damn long ago and I never got a poster! Where at, Nel? Do you know if it's a promotion that all Gamestops/EBGames are doing or if it's just Gamestop?
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 08, 2013, 02:27:26 PM
Looks like our annual dose of Pikachu clone is here.
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Post by: Nel on August 08, 2013, 02:29:09 PM
Well, my friend works there, and we were talking when I stopped in today. He had a big pile of Pokemon X & Y posters and told me I could have one if I preordered, so I did. I don't know if it was an announced promotion or what, Tio. I hadn't heard a thing about that until today.

And yes, every generation requires some mutant Pikachu thing.  :lol
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 08, 2013, 02:31:59 PM
Honestly, I've liked everything announced about X and Y up until now. Really not liking this mega evolution idea at first glance. Hopefully they make it work out well though. :)
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Post by: TioJorge on August 08, 2013, 02:32:23 PM
Ahh...Hmm. I'll have to look into that. Perhaps I can barter a bit, the only EB Games close to me is one I used to work at a while back  :P

Oh yeah, most definitely...funny thing too, thus far it doesn't seem to be related to Pikachu at all. It's an Electric/Fairy type called Dedenne (Japanese name only).

I'm all for the Mega-forms, but the name is what has been a little sour. Seems a bit lazy, but then again perhaps they wanted it to be simple. After all, this is designed for kids primarily, despite them being very good at keeping it relevant to the generations that grew up with Red/Blue. I love the looks, but yeah it'd be a lot more interesting if they had actual names...although...this may be more storyline-related and it's not an actual 'evolution' but a different type of transformation altogether. Serebii.net says the evolution is literally called "Mega-Evolution", so it sounds like this is an actual form through the guise of evolution, if that makes any sense. Still the same 'being', but powered up enough to be called an evolution. In that light, it makes sense, so hopefully it's explained in the game and it's not just...super-mega-form so power.
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 08, 2013, 02:33:40 PM
It looks like a cross between Hamtaro and Raichu. :lol

Also, that Ampharos design is pretty ridiculous. :lol Looks like Fabio. If it's not named Amphabio I'm gonna be disappointed.
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Post by: TioJorge on August 08, 2013, 02:39:20 PM
All of the mega-forms are simply named "Mega-'Name Of Pokemon' ". This is for the Japanese version though, so perhaps NOA will stamp a fresh name on these new forms. They've been known to change up minor aesthetics of the NA version of the game. I hope they do...it's a little boring, those names.
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Post by: Nel on August 08, 2013, 02:41:16 PM
Yes! I was thinking of Fabio too!  :lol

I'm just glad I was a kid for Pokemon and not for Skylanders. All I have to buy is a $40 game, not a bunch of $100+ statue packs. We were talking about that at Gamestop too. My poor buddy is absolutely dreading the next few months. Think of all the stuff coming out and you'll know why.  :xbones
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Post by: Lucien on August 08, 2013, 03:50:28 PM
I want the rabbit.
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 08, 2013, 03:52:36 PM
MEGA DODRIO CONFIRMED:

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

 :lol
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Post by: TioJorge on August 08, 2013, 03:58:11 PM
 :lol :metal
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Post by: Heretic on August 08, 2013, 11:10:47 PM
MEGA DODRIO CONFIRMED:

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

 :lol

This is the greatest thing ever.
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Post by: Nel on August 09, 2013, 12:57:51 AM
So now I'm reading on various sites that the Mega Forms are only temporary, and the Pokemon can only enter them if you use a Mega Stone in battle, but will revert back to normal by the end of the fight.

I hope that isn't true, but oh well.  :sad:
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Post by: TioJorge on August 09, 2013, 01:41:20 AM
Yep, they did turn out to be 'forms'. That's cool with me, and it actually makes the whole concept make more sense to me; as I didn't really see these new pokemon as actual 'new' pokemon, and if they were it would've seemed lazy. It also adds a neat 'limit-break'-esque aspect to battles, I actually like it much more this way. Serebii.net says, as most probably assumed, not all pokemon will have this mega-form. It'll be interesting to see which do, though. I cannot friggin' wait for this game raahhh!!!!!
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Post by: Unlegit on August 09, 2013, 03:26:21 AM
MEGA DODRIO CONFIRMED:

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

 :lol

 :hefdaddy
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Post by: toro on August 09, 2013, 10:22:01 AM
That mega Ampharos is fabulous.  :rollin
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Post by: TioJorge on August 09, 2013, 11:07:27 AM
Mega-forms confirmed to be named the same as in the Japanese version what with their names simply being prefixed with a 'Mega'. Eh. It works since it's a temporary form. Friggin AWESOME that the Torchic (with the megastone) will be distributed in the Americas/Europe!! I was really hoping they'd bring it worldwide and so far they really have. Hopefully all those awesome special pokemon that Japan gets seemingly all the time will now come to other regions as well; or at the very least, we should be getting more of them. There's also been multiple 'Super Training' mini-games that have been implemented to level-up your Pokemon's EV stats! This is so exciting, they're finally bringing EVs to the forefront.
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Post by: TioJorge on August 13, 2013, 01:34:58 PM
OMGOMGOMG I have been waiting for this shit since R/B!!!!!

































(https://serebii.net/megakangaskhan.jpg)
BOOM MOTHERFUCKER. MEGA-BABY-KANGASKHAN!! DOUBLE ATTACK. DOUBLE CUTENESS.

No but really this is pretty cool, cause I've always wondered about the pouch and/or an evolution that will include a baby-kanga. Now I am very interested in first-gen pokemon with mega-forms.

Some tidbits:
Mega-forms will be limited to one mega-form in battle at one time.
Mega-form pokemon will revert to their original form after the battle has ended, not anytime during (which is a relief).
For the hardcore: The real-life championships will be held in Washington D.C. for 2014. POWER UP, BABY! RARARARARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 13, 2013, 01:36:30 PM
Cubone





seriously though I CANT WAIT
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Post by: TioJorge on August 13, 2013, 01:39:05 PM
I swear, that was the one pokemon I thought of after seeing Kanga, no green needed. I really do hope they do something with Marowak, I love those two pokemon.
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Post by: Sketchy on August 13, 2013, 01:41:55 PM
I do like that Mega-Fabularos
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 13, 2013, 01:45:43 PM
(https://i36.servimg.com/u/f36/13/96/45/74/missng10.jpg)
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Post by: TioJorge on August 13, 2013, 01:47:07 PM
Holy fuckshit.

 :rollin
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Post by: Chino on August 13, 2013, 02:05:29 PM
No way!
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 13, 2013, 02:05:40 PM
Since I have Poke-conspiracies on the mind...


(https://h13.abload.de/img/1300980833912jifw.png)
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Post by: Chino on August 13, 2013, 02:15:36 PM
Someone has so much time on their hands...  :rollin
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 13, 2013, 02:22:07 PM
ISN'T IT MIND BLOWING?
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Post by: Chino on August 13, 2013, 02:28:23 PM
I disagree with the Dragonite and Gyrodos ones though.
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Post by: Dark Castle on August 13, 2013, 02:29:25 PM
I disagree with the Dragonite and Gyrodos ones though.
Also the one trying to say Avatar The Last Airbender is pretty much pokemon is ridiculous as well.
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Post by: Sketchy on August 13, 2013, 02:30:17 PM
I disagree with the Dragonite and Gyrodos ones though.

Especially considering the east-asian legend it's based on wouldn't really be as effective with a european style dragon.
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Post by: TioJorge on August 13, 2013, 03:30:29 PM
Yeahhh... aside from a few good ones, that one is mostly bollocks.
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Post by: robwebster on August 13, 2013, 05:30:15 PM
The venomoth / butterfree one's likely to be right. Butterfree very closely resembles venonat - same eyes, same hands, same antennae. Likewise, venomoth's crest looks way more like a metapod than any part of butterfree. Not a huge stretch to presume that someone might've switched the art assets at some point in development. Possibly wanted metapod and kakuna's evolutions to contrast a little more? Either way, seems very likely that venonat and butterfree were designed as a pair.

The one that really baffles me is flygon and salamence. It looks like their names got switched. Bagon, shelgon and flygon - trapinch, vibrava and salamence. I can't think where that switch would have taken place, though. It's, specifically, an English language quirk, so it's something that happened in the localisation long after the original team was done with the game, but who's ever going to swivel the names around?
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 13, 2013, 05:45:57 PM
A shit ton more here  https://jiggmin.com/threads/58477-Pokemon-Conspiracy-Theories


I love these:

(https://fc03.deviantart.com/fs38/f/2008/355/0/9/Pokemon_World_Map_by_Cadellin.png)

Quote
The area in real-life Japan where the games' region lines up is also called Kanto.
Saffron City is located in the same place on this map as Tokyo.
Goldenrod City is located in the same place as Kyoto.
Mount Silver is located where the real-life Mount Fuji is.
Cinnabar Island is located on the island of Izu Oshima. If you recall, Cinnabar Island is destroyed by a volcanic eruption between the first and second generations. Izu Oshima is home to Mount Mihara, which is a volcano.
Vermillion City is located where the real-life city of Yokohama stands.
Cianwood City is the only city whose corresponding real-life city is not considered part of Honshu, but rather of Shikoku. It corresponds with the city of Tokushima.

Hoenn is actually turned sideways to fit onto that map. It's on the island of Kyushu.
The city of Slateport corresponds with the real-life location of Nagasaki.
Mossdeep City is located on the real-life island of Tanegashima. Just like Mossdeep City is home to the Space Center, so Tanegashima is home to Tanegashima Space Center.
Sootopolis City is located on the real-life island of Yakushima. Yakushima's biggest mountain is Miyanoura-dake, which may or may not be volcanic. I'll let you know when I find out.
Evergrande City is located on the real-life island of Amami Oshima, where (I'm not making this up), a species of deadly poisonous snake lives and mongooses are trained to kill them. Sound familiar?

Sinnoh in reality is the island of Hokkaido, which is Japan's largest prefecture. The capital of Hokkaido is Sapporo, which is located in roughly the same location on that map as Jubilife City.
The port city of Otaru in Hokkaido corresponds with the location of Canalave City. The islands where one can catch Darkrai and Cresselia correspond with the locations of Teuri Island and Yagishiri Island.
The Pokemon League is located on the island of Kunashiri. Unlike that spot in the game, this island is volcanic.
Mount Asahi is in the same location on that map as Mount Coronet.

I think we all should know that Unova is based on New York City




Quote
Pokemon Black and White introduces a new game environment, a bustling metropolis based on New York City. That's not just us saying that: "[D]irector Junichi Masuda revealed that Unova (Isshu) was modeled after New York City; the games' Castelia City takes the place of Lower Manhattan and the Sky Arrow Bridge serves as a stand in for the Brooklyn Bridge."

Neat, huh? Let's take a look at the map! So there's the Brooklyn Bridge, and there's Central Park, and there's Manhattan, and right below is ..
(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/42/Unova_alt.png)
Quote

Oh, dear.

So, how does Pokemon choose to depict the sensitive, emotionally charged setting of Ground Zero, a literal scar on our greatest city, left by our nation's most profound contemporary tragedy?

Obviously, they can't say the devastation was caused by terrorists. So they concocted a story about a falling meteor -- an object of unspeakable power that was quarantined by the government and is now being coveted by Team Plasma. Even weirder, another meteor dropped this Pokemon near the city.

https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wi...ok%C3%A9mon%29

Why do we bring him up? Take a look at his Wiki article. His official height is given as 9 feet 11 inches.

...

So, hey kids, gotta catch 'em all! Especially that new, super-rare Pokemon that is both the very embodiment of and directly responsible for 9/11.
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Post by: Chino on August 13, 2013, 05:51:53 PM
I don't see ground zero in there... Is it that desert looking area?
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 13, 2013, 05:53:16 PM
Supposedly
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Post by: Dark Castle on August 13, 2013, 05:54:41 PM
That's no conspiracy, I'm pretty sure Game Freak said they modeled gen 5 after New York City/America in general, just like gen 6 is modeled around France.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 13, 2013, 05:56:02 PM
Yea I know it's not a conspiracy... but it's still  cool :P

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Post by: Chino on August 13, 2013, 05:59:02 PM
If it was intentional, especially the 9' 11" stuff, I think that's awesome. I don't find it offensive at all, and I think it's actually kind of respectful.
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Post by: Nel on August 13, 2013, 06:41:13 PM
I've always kept the geographical thing as part of my own headcanon, though I guess that would make Pokemon's Earth much smaller in size.  :lol So as far as I'm concerned, Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh are in PokeJapan, Unova is where PokeNYC would be, and Kalos is PokeParis.
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Post by: Mister Gold on August 16, 2013, 09:31:27 PM
It appears the anime finally woke up and realized they had a phoney Trainer Red starring in it. Ladies and Gents, behold Pokemon: The Origin!!!! :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lyi2RSVxqg
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Post by: Ultimetalhead on August 16, 2013, 10:14:11 PM
That looks...good. So it's supposed to actually follow the plot of the game and not meander off with random, uninteresting side stories?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Heretic on August 16, 2013, 10:17:47 PM
I would totally watch an anime that follows the original series instead of somewhat adapting it. Plus, Ash has gotten kind of redundant, I don't believe many people besides children still follow that anime series.

And they better make one for Gold/Silver too, just to see the Mt. Silver battle between the protagonist and Red!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ultimetalhead on August 16, 2013, 10:41:37 PM
God, if they actually had a different protagonist and different everything for each region like in the games that would be SICK.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on August 16, 2013, 10:54:49 PM
That's what they should have done. Every time Ash enters a new region, he forgets everything he's ever learned.  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Lucien on August 17, 2013, 06:11:20 AM
THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN WANTING FOR SO LONG! SCREW ASH, THAT CHEESY LITTLE...



This pleases me.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Ben_Jamin on August 19, 2013, 03:56:02 PM
That looks great. The series with ash felt more like a kid thing.  This on the other hand feels more serious.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on August 19, 2013, 05:29:37 PM
I would be absolutely gushing in my weiner hole if this were an entire anime series, but I think it's either an OVA or a movie, which would still be amazing, but they really should think about taking a page from the entirely exaggerated Hollywood style and do a reboot that would actually benefit the series.

Either way, I'm excited. Great stuff! X and Y, new anime, movie or otherwise, this is going to be an awesome year and a half for pokemon.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 20, 2013, 11:45:16 PM
https://www.dorkly.com/comic/53563/most-useless-megaevolutions-in-pokemon

 :rollin

Mega Ditto is pretty badass though.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Mister Gold on August 21, 2013, 05:43:00 AM
I would be absolutely gushing in my weiner hole if this were an entire anime series, but I think it's either an OVA or a movie, which would still be amazing, but they really should think about taking a page from the entirely exaggerated Hollywood style and do a reboot that would actually benefit the series.

Either way, I'm excited. Great stuff! X and Y, new anime, movie or otherwise, this is going to be an awesome year and a half for pokemon.

I have a feeling it's going to be an OVA series not unlike Hellsing Ultimate. However, I wouldn't be surprised if it were to be extended into a full-fledged series of some sort if it gets a huge reaction from fans either.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on August 21, 2013, 06:35:22 AM
So two days ago I scored a 3DS XL with Super Mario 3D Land and Pokemon Platinum. Got everything for $200 with tax included. Bring on X and Y!!

Demo footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g4c7n6WUO8
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 21, 2013, 01:55:46 PM
:caffeine:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on September 04, 2013, 02:39:37 PM
(https://cdn.idigitaltimes.com/data/images/full/2013/09/04/11470.jpg)
(https://cdn.idigitaltimes.com/data/images/full/2013/09/04/11471.jpg)
(https://cdn.idigitaltimes.com/data/images/full/2013/09/04/11472.jpg)

 :metal :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Lucien on September 04, 2013, 03:31:03 PM
:caffeine:
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on September 04, 2013, 05:37:13 PM
I like how their artwork is oldschool; absolutely awesome. Granted, Blastoise looks a little odd but the in-game (totally almost put 'sprites') characters look amazingly badass. I cannot wait to have my starter as a Squirtle!! I'll get a new one on my second playthrough, and it's gonna feel weird playing a new game with an old starter, but with the new moves, 3D effects and models, it's going to be like new. ASPOEIHASLDFKJGAS;LDJFA;SLKF I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!!

Oh yeah and fucking hell yes to the Pokemon cloud storage they have. Also fuck the people that complain about 5 dollars A YEAR for storage. That's amazing. I mean, if you're a serious Pokemon player, then that is one hell of a deal. That means all my hard work in Black 2 hasn't been for nothing. I just assumed that all the pokemon I'd have were done and gone and had accepted that I was just killing time, which was my original intention when buying it till I fell in love with the game... So hell yes!!

It comes out on Christmas in Japan (ironic), but hasn't been announced for the US yet (though certainly it will), however I'm betting it'll be either the same day or very, very close given that, well...it's based entirely online as an app so, there's not much region-locking going on there. Either way, it'll be nice to have a team built completely of new (er...and the original starters) pokemon and then once I'm at an acceptable level, transfer my badass guys I've been building for a year. This, honestly, is the addition I was waiting for, this just solidified me as a Pokemon player for years to come if they keep this thing running and consistent.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on September 04, 2013, 06:27:49 PM
You can choose squirtle as a starter?
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on September 04, 2013, 06:29:38 PM
Yep, the original starters will be available to actually start out with instead of the new ones. How fucking incredible is that!? It's like they're giving the gift of love to the people who haven't truly been invested in this series since the start... :metal :heart :heart :heart

Ed: The only thing I'm iffy on is that you may in fact start out with two Pokemon...one of the new starts and one of the original starters. This would be an incredible first for the series and it's something I doubt, but that would indeed be awesome. Either way, Professor Sycamore will give you the original starter. I'm okay with still having one starter from either the originals or one new starter, but if we could have both...wow...that'd be spectacular!
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on September 04, 2013, 06:35:22 PM
GTFO!

That's amazing! I love Charmander, but I always picked Bulbasaur since it made the first two gyms easy as fuck.

Decisions decisions.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on September 04, 2013, 06:40:55 PM
Right  :lol

I'm definitely going with Squirtle simply because it was my original starter, got'sa have dat nostalgia runnin' up in hurr. If we're able to choose two starters... I think I'll go with Fennekin and Squirtle, makes sense to have opposites. But I really doubt that, it'd make the starting dungeon basically nullified. I'm thinking that what happens is that you get a starter, one of the new ones, and later on (though I'm betting by the second or third town) you get the option to chose one of the original starters as one of your first 'secondary' pokemon. No other official information is out on the specifics though. Although...I'm not aware of the characters names yet, I'm assume Sycamore is the starting professor, but if not then that right there is an indication that it will be later.

Also...the Pokemon Bank, which is the app that lets you transfer your Pokemon (of any generation) to X/Y will be able to hold...3,000 Pokemon. I was worried about storage before...now I'm thinking who the fuck is gonna use all that space!?  :lol
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Chino on September 04, 2013, 06:49:10 PM
The ability to choose a classic Pokemon AND a new Pokemon as a starting pair would be magical.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: robwebster on September 04, 2013, 07:35:43 PM
What they've said is that your friend gives you your XY starter, and then the professor gives you an RB starter a little later. I'd imagine this is after the first gym, maybe second? Level ten or so - but we don't know anything, really. I imagine it's in the same sense that pansage, pansear and panpour were all options to round out your BW team when you reached the Dreamyard. Help keep the gym leaders from fucking you over with elemental rock-paper-scissors. That was about twenty, thirty minutes in but still pre-first gym.

Still! Very, very cool. The first time in a very long time that we'll be rocking bulbasaurs from the top. I'd been eyeing up froakie, so I suppose charmander would make some sense to cover his back.
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: TioJorge on September 04, 2013, 08:47:08 PM
WAHHHH GUYS I WANNA POKEMON WITH YOUR POKEMON WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WAH WAH WAHW AH
Title: Re: The Pokémon Thread v. Black and White [Friend Codes in OP]
Post by: Nel on September 04, 2013, 09:54:40 PM