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Issue #26 Released!

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by jumpluff, Apr 7, 2013.

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Which were your favorite Smog articles?

Poll closed May 7, 2013.
  1. Interview with Iconic

    11.2%
  2. OU Spotlight: Keldeo

    14.2%
  3. Enlightenment: A Guide to Working Out Arceus Formes from Team Preview

    15.7%
  4. Underused 201: Battling

    21.6%
  5. Status in RU

    9.0%
  6. NU Spotlight: Drifblim

    9.0%
  7. Doubles Spotlight: Amoonguss

    10.4%
  8. An Introduction to Setup Moves in OU

    10.4%
  9. Using Choice Items in OU

    9.7%
  10. OU's Top Threats: How Do They Fare in Ubers?

    13.4%
  11. NU Doubles

    10.4%
  12. The Best New Pokemon of GSC

    12.7%
  13. GSC and ADV Underdogs that Would Have Hit Big in RBY

    23.1%
  14. Seasonal Fun

    9.7%
  15. The Arterview: Bummer

    8.2%
  16. The Many Styles of the April Fools' Sprites

    26.9%
  17. Pokémon Biology: Special Abilities

    10.4%
  18. Top 10 Most Infuriating Pokémon In-Game

    22.4%
  19. The Oddish

    26.1%
  20. Beyond the Barrel: Pokémon You REALLY Shouldn't Use in Overused

    17.9%
  21. Battling 1337: How to Battle Correctly

    44.0%
  22. Where Are They Now? The Stars of Old Smogon

    14.9%
  23. How Moves Work

    12.7%
  24. Battling 101: Anime Style

    12.7%
  25. ADV Player Bio: reyscarface

    23.1%
  26. Review: The Legendary Birds of Kanto

    9.7%
  27. The Monsters We Crave: Pokémon and Monster Theory

    13.4%
  28. I Thought We Were Supposed to Just Play

    11.2%
  29. Suspect Testing Rounds 8-9

    10.4%
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  1. Mylo Xyloto

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    It was a good read. Excellent work everybody
  2. Professor Shroomish

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    I really enjoyed the article about the Pokemon that would be good in RBY. And that manly replay left me in tears laughing :D
  3. Spidy

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    is there a replay of that battle in battling 1337
    i would love to see that
  4. jumpluff

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    Sadly I don't think there is, but I'd love to see you all do your best to recreate it... Or something like it! Learn well, padawans.

    Glad you enjoyed the article~
  5. LilOuOn

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    Battling 1337: How to Battle Correctly was the best thing I have ever read ;(
  6. Mack the Knife

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    Ah, the manly man strategy never fails, thanks for teaching me that 1337!
  7. theBEEZ KNEEZ

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    Those sprites were amazing haha


    I'm kinda pissed I didnt play PS! that day and Ii missed it...with all the work you guys put into it you should find some way to use them away, or display them all
  8. ihatesmogan

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    Came here just to say that this issue was awesome, especially the battling 1337. It takes a lot to make me laugh but i laughed out loud several times while reading the article.
  9. bobbyvaporeon

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    Zoroarks illusion is fake, much like Molk's badges
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    anyways, one of my favorite issues. Just wondering where the gym article went?

    One more thing, I would love to write articles on ubers or NU, just let me know if I could.
  10. indian

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    1337 article and the oddish were the best articles of this month's issue. Please more oddish. And did chaos really die?
  11. Revontheus

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    Awesome work guys! I've had a lot of fun reading the articles, my favorite one being the Manly Team.
    Keep up your good work!


    If you need any help in translations just say, I'd be glad to help.
  12. Mulligan

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    Because only a swag YOLO boss could write that lol

    EDIT: ModestGarchomp, I gotta agree. rey's ADV bio interview with kd24 is amazing. We need that like...every issue (if possible)
  13. ModestGarchomp

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    best articles were the interview with Iconic and ADV Player Bio: reyscarface.
    Another fantastic smog
  14. Eman Resu

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    Like many others, the 1337 Battling tips had me in stitches.

    But I just wanted to give a shout-out to How Moves Work for making me feel smart for being actually able to understand what was being said. Most of it anyways. XD

    I think the Pokemon Biology lost a bit of the focus on how the ability was actually supposed to work, which was one of the things I liked about previous ones. Still good, but could use a bit more BS hypothesizing instead of reminding us that Shedinja is terrible.
  15. Lady Salamence

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    For as long as I remember PokeBio, it was never 'how does X ability or move work', it was 'answer whatever the questions were'. I personally think that Mummy had some nice explanations, Joeyboy off the top of my head.

    It was always answering the questions, picked by preference of the leader. I personally wouldn't want to explain how a Bug doesn't get hurt by a dragon's Claw. Sometimes, the topic has nothing to do with abilities.

    I'd also like to note that this is the first issue since Bummer took over that he wasn't participating - there was supposed to be 5 panelists, one dropped, and the rest (including me) finished last second.

    If you were upset, I apologize. However, PokeBio will always be how the panelists want it to be - an example is that we had scientists this whole time, and this issue Joeyboy tried out a reporter approach.
  16. Eman Resu

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    Don't get me wrong, I thought it was still good. Just has some kinks that could be improved.
    To further clarify, I wanted to see more off-the-wall theories as to why something does x, or various "experiments" involving x.
  17. Lady Salamence

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    It's a good idea, I agree, but it boils down to: what do the panelists want to do?

    There's no real sense in clogging up the thread anymore, and you're free to VM me, but panelists will write what they will. I am not going to tell the panelists "well, one of you need to be a mad scientist who likes experiments", because that cramps what they can/want to do.
  18. moonbase

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    i loved the fact that the cloyster spite looked like a fleshlight. lol
  19. Redew

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    can we give level 51 51 of those smog badges

    that article was hilarious hahahahahahahahahaha
  20. Sharoy

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    I absolutely loved 'Battling 1337: How to Battle Correctly'! I just have to try out that expert belt garchomp set..and lol @252spA scizor...and the protect hax part xDD
  21. blitzlefan

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    Hey guys and gals, this was an excellent issue and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Keep up the great work! :)

    Hate to bandwagon, but Battling 1337: How to Battle Correctly was just brilliant. It takes a really good player to win with that kind of team (or a really troll opponent I suppose). LOL'd so many times during Latin class (people were looking at me weird :P).
  22. Rai13

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    Overall really good issue. The choice of Entertainment articles in particular seemed very well balanced, quite engaging and interesting to read \o/
  23. Sheen

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    Loved the creativity on the article "How moves work" I had similar thoughts, but you guys knew how to write it! Overall, this issue is really entertaining and can keep you reading for hours.
  24. Nglittleguy

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    It says Palkia and darkrai in the how moves work article. Shouldn't it be dialga ? I don't understand why darkrai.
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    Darkrai learns Spacial Rend from an event. Dialga only learns Roar of Time and not Spacial Rend. :)
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