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Codraroll
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Jun 10, 1991 (Age: 25)
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Codraroll

Cod Mod, Male, 25, from Trondheim, Norway

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May 25, 2017 at 3:54 PM
    1. LzzzR
      LzzzR
      Cool (sorry) article on the Ice type. Was a fantastic read and such trivia found at the end of the article is always fascinating. Ice really is screwed...
      I would really love to see more similar articles on other things or types, they might not be as interesting as Ice, but they will surely have something interesting, such as the exclusivity of the Ghost and Dragon type in the 1st generation games.
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks! I've thought a little about the poorly represented types in Gen I, but I don't think I know enough to make an article on them. I think Ghost can be seen as a "novelty type" created solely to give the Gastly family more flavour (and add further content to the Pokémon Tower "quest"), while Dragon was created to give Lance's Pokémon more of an oomph. A powerful Pokémon hit super-effectively by only one other type, which is quite rare in itself? That sounds a lot like a traditional boss trope from Japanese RPGs. Still, these observations aren't enough to base an article on... unless I do something similar for all types, their early archetypes, and what they evolved into across the generations... That way, only a brief blurb on every type would be enough...

        Hmm... might be an idea worth considering...
        May 14, 2017
      2. Rain Spectre
        Rain Spectre
        Out of curiosity, what's your feelings on the sheer amount of Water mons?
        May 15, 2017
      3. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Basically, that water is a too diverse thing to be represented by one type of average size. The type comprises every kind of sea creature, alongside animals who live *near* water (like Bibarel and Wingull), and somewhat-random things like Ludicolo and Palkia. If it is a creature, natural formation or *abstract concept* that has any affiliation with water in any form in any way (except if it is frozen - usually), it usually gets the Water-type. And there's a lot of water around the world. Clouds, waterfalls, oceans, rivers, lakes, and the creatures that live in and around them, PLUS that Japanese fascination with guardian spirits that potentially adds a bunch of ethereal stuff too (Tapu Fini, Milotic, Palkia).

        It's simply a case of the old trope "Water Is One Biome", giving Game Freak a too big box to stuff 'mons into. It is like if Ground, Rock, Grass, Bug, and Normal were one type. But I can't see any sensible way to split it either, so... eh, Too Much Water seems like the least bad way to address it. At least there is amazing variety within the type, something not all types can boast.
        May 16, 2017
    2. Rain Spectre
      Rain Spectre
      Loved your article on Ice! Kinda explains why I use so few Ice-Types myself XP Would love to see another article from you on the subject of types. Maybe the fall of psychic and rise of bug over the years?
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Hm, maybe? I've been toying a little with ideas on more type articles, but I don't think any single type has as much to write about as Ice, due to all its problems - other types have problems too, but they are usually balanced out by some other great traits. Ice has problems, but not enough awesomeness to make up for them - far from it, actually. But I kind of like the Bug and Psychic idea. Bug started out very weak and Psychic very strong, but they've sort of switched positions as time went by. It would be interesting to compare their situations now vs. back then. The Ice article compared the Ice-type to a standard of, well, the general average, but since no other types have that same relationship to the average they will have to compare to each other instead. Bug and Psychic is not a bad pairing.

        I've also toyed with the idea of looking at Steel, Ghost, Rock and Electric, as these also often tend to get the short end of the stick. Steel has no good moves, Ghost tends to have an availability problem, Rock has no move options (Stone Edge, Stealth Rock, Power Gem, forget the rest), and Electric appears to be the only typing Game Freak likes less to create new 'mons for than Ice. But neither problem is big enough to warrant an entire article on its own. I'll consider the Bug/Psychic one, though.
        May 13, 2017
      2. Rain Spectre
        Rain Spectre
        Electric wouldn't have so many problems if Gamefreak stopped stuffing it with Pikaclones . It's weird, because Mimikyu's existence kinda proves that Gamefreak is aware that people are sick and tired of it milking the mascot...only the same generation gave us Togedamaru, who doesn't even have a unique typing.
        May 13, 2017
    3. Rapti
      Rapti
      N-ice article (another thing ice has against it, the horrible puns)
      (also get well soon)
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks a lot! For both things! Or all three, if you count the pun!
        May 11, 2017
    4. The Dutch Plumberjack
      The Dutch Plumberjack
      hey, since idk if you missed my tag, are you good with moving your article to GP?
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Yes, I think so. I was just going to make some final adjustments before replying, but that took longer than anticipated to get started. Fixed it now, though.
        Mar 9, 2017
    5. Broheem
      Broheem
      So are people not allowed to criticize Pokemon on this forum? Or is there a forum here that isn't an echochamber?
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        You are allowed to criticize, of course, but wishlisting for specific features is frowned upon. Try out the "Little things that annoy you" or "Unpopular opinions" threads in the Orange Islands subforum.
        Mar 8, 2017
    6. Kurona
      Kurona
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Weird, I seem to be "banned from accessing" 4chan and that file. Strange, I never posted anything there...
        Dec 6, 2016
      2. Kurona
        Kurona
        Strange, I'm getting the same... oh well.
        Someone had uploaded unused walking/running animations for all Pokémon in Sun/Moon (including Megas) and that was Venusaur's. Guess they've been taken down now
        Dec 6, 2016
    7. MegaCharizard25
      MegaCharizard25
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        I got it now, but thanks anyway.
        Nov 8, 2016
    8. Cutefluffysheep
      Cutefluffysheep
      Would a thread about EVERYTHING an oras completionist would have to do (ex. Mostly you just beat the contests for lucarionite, but a completionist would beat each master rank for the lilycove museum portraits & secret base decoration)be feasible?

      So basically a list of EVERYTHING that there is to do in oras
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Hmm... if you can create some good discussion points around it, it could work. Do you have any specific ideas?

        Otherwise, a more generic "completionism" thread could also work. Instead of tying it to ORAS specifically, it could discuss the general concept of doing everything in the various games.

        Also, sorry for late reply, I was away this weekend.
        Sep 25, 2016
      2. Cutefluffysheep
        Cutefluffysheep
        Ok, I'll try out a specific oras completion thread , if it doesn't work I'll change it to generic completion( I would add xy too but I never played them so I don't know too much about them)
        Sep 25, 2016
    9. MikeAU
      MikeAU
      hey -- hope you got a call back that you were successful for that job!
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        I got a call back, but unfortunately I didn't get the job. Back at square one now.
        Sep 16, 2016
      2. MikeAU
        MikeAU
        Sorry to hear. There's always some bigger, hidden plan that we can't see -- sure it was for a reason but wishing you the best of luck for next time!
        Sep 16, 2016
    10. Kurona
      Kurona
      codraroll simulator 2016
      "I bet game freak have regretted making raichu ever since gen 1"
      "golem's design doesn't work outside it's sprites"
      "if game freak introduces new moves in oras I'll change my name to codraroll"
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        That post is far too short...
        Jul 2, 2016
      2. Kurona
        Kurona
        its a preview
        fund my kickstarter for more
        Jul 2, 2016
    11. Tikitik
      Tikitik
      super late but grats on your smogon media, loved everything you wrote ^^
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks a lot!
        Jun 19, 2016
    12. sneaky.
      sneaky.
      nice badge =)

      Would a "How did you get into Pokemon?" sorta thread be ok?
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks!

        And yes, I think the thread would be OK. We have a thread somewhere called "your first Pokémon game" or something to that effect, but it's old and I don't think your idea would be a rehash of that concept. So by all means, make the thread if you feel like it.

        Suggestion: Also ask people how they found their way here.
        May 25, 2016
      2. sneaky.
        sneaky.
        Nice, I'll write it up later tonight
        May 25, 2016
    13. Karxrida
      Karxrida
      Nice new badge.
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks!
        May 19, 2016
    14. lucariomaster2
      lucariomaster2
      Congrats on SMC!
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks a lot!
        May 18, 2016
    15. Litra
      Litra
      The new badge looks good on you. :>
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks a lot!
        May 17, 2016
    16. Reisen Inaba
      Reisen Inaba
      Congrats :)
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks!
        May 16, 2016
    17. Arifeen
      Arifeen
      Grats dude
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks a lot!
        May 16, 2016
    18. The Dutch Plumberjack
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks!
        May 16, 2016
    19. Sobi
      Sobi
      Congrats!
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks!
        May 16, 2016
    20. Albacore
      Albacore
      Congrats!
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thank you!
        May 16, 2016
    21. anto
      anto
      Very well deserved :)
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks!
        May 16, 2016
    22. cant say
      cant say
      grats dude! (don't reply to your nom thread next time)
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks! I didn't realize it was a nom thread when I posted, so slightly embarrassing, that...
        May 16, 2016
      2. cant say
        cant say
        Hey it's better than some of the shit that's posted in those things, maybe more people should do it! Keep up the good work :)
        May 16, 2016
    23. Kris
      Kris
      congrats!!!!
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks a lot!
        May 16, 2016
    24. Snobalt
      Snobalt
      Grats buddy! Love having you around.
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        Thanks! I like being around too!
        May 16, 2016
    25. RODAN
      RODAN
      No offense but your username pisses me off.. I keep reading it as Cobraroll and it fucks with my head
      1. Codraroll
        Codraroll
        It used to be Cobraroll, actually. Then I lost a bet, and had to change it. I liked the new name, though, so I decided to keep it.
        May 15, 2016
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