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Crystal_
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Crystal_

Male, 23, from Spain

is a Pokemon Researcheris a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Past SPL Champion
Crystal_ was last seen:
Oct 17, 2017 at 5:15 PM
    1. McMeghan
      McMeghan
      thanks crystal_
      lemme tell you once again that your articles are amazing btw
    2. 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!
    3. sandshrewz
      sandshrewz
      All fixed! Thank you! :)
    4. sandshrewz
      sandshrewz
      oh yea late reply >_> Thanks for bringing it up Crystal_! It has been handled before release :)
    5. Lavos
      Lavos
    6. McMeghan
      McMeghan
      Great article again, with the previous edition one, those were the most interesting read that I've had on the Smog.
    7. sandshrewz
      sandshrewz
      Oh ya I'll get back to you about your vm soon. Sorry for the slow!
    8. Calm Pokemaster
      Calm Pokemaster
      you can make the changes from our check now :)
    9. Jellicent
      Jellicent
      GP check is done ^.^
    10. 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.
    11. McMeghan
      McMeghan
      man, amazing smog article (issue 26)
      loved the shit out of it, i would spend hours reading articles like it
    12. 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.
    13. 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 :(
    14. Deck Knight
      Deck Knight
      My top picks so far are Megahorn/X-Scissor, Psycho Cut (Zam for Ubers srs), Dragon Dance, and Roost. There are others (and I missed Roost in my article approval thread) but those where the most significant.
    15. Royal Flush
      Royal Flush
      Meh I guess sunday... I suppose not too late because of our timezones? I'm GMT -3
    16. danilo
      danilo
      good stuff man
    17. DittoCrow
    18. Joim
      Joim
      Tienes razón, es importante aunque sea una putada para el wrappeado. Bueno, al menos eso tiene fácil arreglo, gracias por decírmelo :)
    19. Joim
      Joim
      Perdona, que me tuve que marchar de improviso. Ya estaba usando un source de PO, jeje, igual siempre se escapan cosas :p Ahora con el reset Rest ya va bien.
    20. Delta 2777
      Delta 2777
      Just wanted to say your RBY Dragonite writeup from like a year ago is very well written. GJ
    21. Hangover
      Hangover
      hola crystal! te mando este mp para preguntarte cuando estás disponible para jugar la del desafio de pkspain (RBY) :)
    22. skarm
      skarm
      Okay, this works.
    23. evan
      evan
      Sorry I had some things come up and can't make it today. I'm requesting a sub from my team. Sorry for the wait. I was looking forward to another shot at you!
    24. evan
      evan
      thursday at 7 yr time should work pretty well. I might be about an hour late to that time but well within the early portion o fthat range.
    25. evan
      evan
      Hey Crystal. We're battling again! GMT-5 would prefer to battle Wednesday the 13th or the 14th as I will be 100% unavailable all weekend. Let me know a time so we can work it out.
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 21, 1993 (Age: 23)
    Home page:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Crystal_2
    Location:
    Spain
    Favorite Pokémon:
    Suicune
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