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Discussion in 'The Suggestion Box' started by AOPSUser, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. AOPSUser

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    Smogon is a wonderful site...

    If you are familiar with the competitive battling scene that is. You can't battle competitively until you beat the game. Therefore, this site is worthless unless you can beat the game. I think we should include brief in-game guides for those beginners. Such a guide does not need to be very long. For example, a guide for Gym 1 in Pokemon Platinum can be as short as this:

  2. Oglemi

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    You're free to suggest in-game guides and such in the Articles section of C&C and write them up yourself.

    This has more than likely been brought up before, but as you can imagine, writing a full in-game guide is an enormously long task, and our in-game article collection more focuses on the competitive aspects of the in-game cartridge, not so much how to get through it.
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    This is completely untrue, most aspects of this site are related to the battle simulator Pokemon Online.
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    It'd be nice to have our own walkthroughs in the in-game section, but our in-game articles centre on competitive things (such as where to find competitively relevant items in-game, how to RNG abuse Pokémon, and move tutor lists). It's worth noting we do have the in-game tier list articles, which were compiled as a result of forum discussion. You can always ask a mod in the in-game project for approval to write it yourself. But the games aren't TOO hard and there are many walkthroughs on the internet.
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    Who the fuck can't beat the game?
    It's a children's game, maybe not at the competitive level, but the story/gameplay is designed to be simple enough for a nine year old to beat.
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    +1 for this idea. If nothing else, it'd be nice to know how it might be possible to EV train even as you're slogging your way through the storyline, potentially killing two birds with one stone. (For example, New Mauville is ideal for special sweepers in RSE, with Voltorb granting speed and Magnemite offering SpA.) Or, if you feel like trying to become the next AeroValkyrie, there could be an article about AI abuse.

    It might also be interesting to see some in-depth strategy for specific battles--for example, BW Cynthia is smart enough to switch out of Perish Song on the last turn. While it's true that there's nothing in the regular game that can't be bypassed with sufficient grinding, people that prefer to have as much information at their fingertips as possible might appreciate the help. (For example, if you keep your dragon before the final fight with N, the initial matchup will be dragon vs. dragon, and his has 2 levels on yours so chances are he'll outspeed. However, Intimidate Krookodile will do wonders towards whittling Zekrom down to a more manageable size, and as a bonus he's immune to Fusion Bolt.)
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    Yeah, I was going to say that this seems like a lot of work for something that's pretty easy to do, but if aragornbird is okay with also hosting the site on Smogon I think we should definitely do that.

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