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Crystal_
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Nov 27, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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Crystal_

Male, 21, from Spain

is a Contributor Alumnusis a Past SPL Winner
Crystal_ was last seen:
Nov 27, 2014 at 7:36 PM
    1. Piexplode
      Piexplode
      I have one less post than you o_o
      next time I post we're post hi-5 buddies or something lol
      1. Piexplode
        Piexplode
        although I've made these posts in like 1/5 of the time.

        You're probably the quality>quantity though. And you've made the most posts of any RBYer who's still around afaik lol
        Nov 23, 2014 at 7:37 PM
      2. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Well, I bet you're going to have more posts than me soon enough.
        Nov 23, 2014 at 8:29 PM
      3. Piexplode
        Piexplode
        yea.. I'm already making plans for my 1k. It's going to be terrible.
        Nov 23, 2014 at 8:33 PM
    2. Aerodactyl Legend
      Aerodactyl Legend
      Shit hold on lol
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      2. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Does this mean we can play now then? o.o
        Nov 5, 2014
      3. Aerodactyl Legend
        Aerodactyl Legend
        Yeah, gettin on.
        Nov 5, 2014
      4. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        from now on im on po main anyway
        Nov 5, 2014
    3. Aerodactyl Legend
      Aerodactyl Legend
      Will be on for an hour.
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        on po main server atm but have to go in live 5 mins. will be back in around 2 hours 30 mins now.
        Nov 5, 2014
      2. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        like*
        Nov 5, 2014
    4. Aerodactyl Legend
      Aerodactyl Legend
      Paired for tourney. Time zone is UTC-8. What are your openings?
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      2. Aerodactyl Legend
        Aerodactyl Legend
        Yeah, I'll be on standby.
        Nov 4, 2014
      3. Aerodactyl Legend
        Aerodactyl Legend
        Shit, I may have to work in the morning actually. I'll be online for the next few hours (after posting this) at least. If we can a quick match in, then that would work. If not, then I might have to squeeze one in around 9AM before I go.
        Nov 5, 2014
      4. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Just came home now... I guess it's too late D:
        Nov 5, 2014
    5. unfixable
      unfixable
      Crystal__, could you look over Scizor whenever you can :> Thanks!
    6. Muk
      Muk
      hey crystal

      as others have said, your articles are indeed great
    7. Chisposo
      Chisposo
      Crystal_, no sé si te acuerdas de mí, solíamos playar GSC en PO Main hace tiempo ya. ¿Cómo te va todo? Hace mucho que no sé nada de ti .l.
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      2. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        si en unos meses tengo mas tiempo y me vuelven a entrar mas ganas volvere a estar mas activo, pero la verdad poco a poco lo fui dejando un poco quizas por aburrimiento, per sobre todo eso es debido a la falta de competicion y de jugadores de rby/gsc en general, se hace muy pesado cuando te conectas muchos dias y terminas dandote cuenta que muchas veces no hay nadie decente (y con ganas) para jugar.
        Mar 19, 2014
      3. Chisposo
        Chisposo
        Hombre, no sé si te has enterado, pero en esta season los TDs han decidido crear un nuevo oficial, el Smogon Old Gen Tournament, empieza el 24 de Nov. A ver si con ese tournament te entran las ganas de volver, que siempre has sido uno de esos players que marcan un antes y un después .l. ¿No te interesa jugar new gens como XY?
        Mar 20, 2014
      4. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        seguro que no, no tenia interes cuando estaba mas activo y ahora menos. Ultimamente dedico mas tiempo a mi hack de pokemon crystal o a subir videos a youtube. Poco a poco fui perdiendo interes en pokemon competitivo a medida que surgio lo del hack, aunque todavia participo en algun torneo suelto. Pero SPL por ejemplo requiere demasiado tiempo y esfuerzo y torneos de ese tipo ya he decidido que no me merecen la pena.
        Mar 20, 2014
    8. Zebraiken
      Zebraiken
      if you ever want an idea for an article, i was actually wondering earlier what GSC would look like if taunt existed :o not sure how much content you could pull out of that but it sounds like it could be really interesting!
    9. Bedschibaer
      Bedschibaer
      hey, you made pyrite right? Did you increase the shiny encounter rate? Because i ran into 2 shinys before even getting my pokedex. I am so mad right now.
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        yes haha, it's a 1/256 chance!
        Dec 18, 2013
    10. Zebraiken
      Zebraiken
      yeah i literally came to say exactly what mcm said. your articles are by far some of the most interesting to read and i look forward to seeing more. please do keep writing!

      e: lol i didn't realize how many times mcm said it haha, but just to reiterate the point: they're excellent. x)
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Thanks for the positive feedback! Unfortunately, I don't think i'll be able to write more artciles in a while; too much stuff going on already, in fact, too much Pokemon stuff. I had a hard time finding time to write that last article (started writing it in issue 30).

        I do hope to write more articles in the future though. It's fun to write them too :)
        Nov 30, 2013
    11. McMeghan
      McMeghan
      your articles fuckin rule.
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        and for a fourth time, thanks! :)
        Nov 30, 2013
    12. Endeby
      Endeby
      Hey. I have been swamped by finals lately, so I haven`t even prepared a team. Would sometime tomorrow ok with you? I`m GMT+1 and would be able to play somewhere between 10-15 or 21-sometime over midnight. If none of those times will be possible, please let me know asap. I should also be able to play at a few uncertain times today. I am free all friday, but I guess that would be too late.

      edit: I have a team now.
    13. McMeghan
      McMeghan
      thanks crystal_
      lemme tell you once again that your articles are amazing btw
    14. Joim
      Joim
      ¡Hey, Crystal_! He editado la letter, que me acabo de acordar, lol. Lo que tienen las vacaciones xD También he puesto un revamp para Dewgong en C&C de past gens, a ver si le puedes echar un ojo :) ¡Un saludo!
    15. sandshrewz
      sandshrewz
      All fixed! Thank you! :)
    16. sandshrewz
      sandshrewz
      oh yea late reply >_> Thanks for bringing it up Crystal_! It has been handled before release :)
    17. Lavos Spawn
      Lavos Spawn
    18. McMeghan
      McMeghan
      Great article again, with the previous edition one, those were the most interesting read that I've had on the Smog.
    19. sandshrewz
      sandshrewz
      Oh ya I'll get back to you about your vm soon. Sorry for the slow!
    20. Calm Pokemaster
      Calm Pokemaster
      you can make the changes from our check now :)
    21. Jellicent
      Jellicent
      GP check is done ^.^
    22. Deck Knight
      Deck Knight
      So I'm trying to decide something important for the metagame portion of my article. Basically a lot of it mentions Starmie as a very versatile spinner. Here's the thing, Starmie has a Cosmic Power + Recover set, and the way I've interpreted CP it's +1 Def / +1 Spcl. Given Starmie's Speed, I don't know if that's even counterable if a set of CP / Recover / Blizzard / Thunderbolt is used. Victreebel and Venusaur can switch in once, but once Starmie gets to +2 it's all over. additionally, only Victreebel's Leaf Blade can OHKO, Venusaur's Razor Leaf falls well short. Zapdos and Chansey are the only things that can reliably stop it, and if it runs Psychic to lower Chansey's Special it becomes more vulnerable to other Psychics countering it, but can eventually overcome even Chansey as well.

      So I guess it's technically counterable - but only if you know its set, and only if you have Zapdos, Chansey, or the Psychic that resists the coverage move it chooses (Eggy for Thunderbolt, Slowbro and other Starmie for Blizzard). And that's only one Starmie set - it also has its standard set, and a spinner set.
    23. McMeghan
      McMeghan
      man, amazing smog article (issue 26)
      loved the shit out of it, i would spend hours reading articles like it
    24. Deck Knight
      Deck Knight
      The biggest problem I ran into in the current restrictions is that, well, there's not a whole lot of new moves with distribution on 1st Gen mons. The only mon that gets Cross Poison for example is Parasect. - Though Parasect is a huge winner generally with it getting X-Scissor, Aromatherapy, and Giga Drain to round out Spore. It could even use SD over GD since X-Scissor is a competent attack on a lot of OU.
    25. Deck Knight
      Deck Knight
      Nah, I'm going into moves that would redefine the meta. The trick of it is that I'm starting from an RBY baseline and importing newer Gen moves as if they always existed on RBY Mons. Otherwise the article is basically your series, but also assuming new moves - which makes it an almost pointless exercise in "what has the best level-up movepool assuming RBY era TMs."

      I decided that would be the best direction even though I though Cross Poison Crobat and Rock Wrecker Rhyperior were gonna be awesome :(
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    Updated RBY analyses: ~~ Alakazam / Chansey / Dragonite / Exeggutor / Slowbro / Snorlax / Starmie / Tauros ~~
    Articles: ~~ The RBY UU Metagame // Sleep and Leads in RBY ~~
    Warstory: ~~ RBY Little Cup ~~
    Smog: ~~ (1) // (2) // (3) // (4) ~~

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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 21, 1993 (Age: 21)
    Location:
    Spain
    Favorite Pokémon:
    Suicune
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