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Pokémon Black/White in-game discussion

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by Green Mage, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. czechm8

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    Overall I'm positive about B/W but for some reason the PC set up annoys me.
  2. Death Phenomeno

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    Previous episodes.

    Team at the end of previous episode:

    [​IMG]Hradek - Lv 43 - Dragon Claw, Dragon Dance
    [​IMG]Druscillah - Lv 43 - Dragon Claw
    [​IMG]Carter - Lv 43 - Ice Beam
    [​IMG]Velvet - Lv 43 - Ice Beam
    [​IMG]Blodwyn - Lv 43 - Icicle Crash
    [​IMG]Ernest - Lv 42 - Flame Charge, Brick Break, Heat Crash, Rock Slide (Benched)

    All 8 badges have been collected. We can finally enter Victory Road and end this game (yeah, right).

    Episode 9: Dragon Gym -> 四天王

    Cheren 7… by the gods, this is getting ridiculous. Samurott is the only thing that puts up a fight, but nothing a drink of Moo Moo Milk won't solve. We are finally able to enter Champion Road. I mean, Victory Road.

    But first, we get a genie. And then we get the last musketeer.

    Victory Road gave us a couple of scares, making the trip to see a medic something that couldn't be avoided. At some point I get fed up and buy a month supply of Super Repel. We finally reach the exit, just so we can reach the League's "checkpoint" and go back to get Wild Charge, Hidden Power, and… something else; I can't remember what it was. The last important thing that happens before we step into the building is Ernest finally learning Flare Blitz, thus being allowed to evolve.

    Now, what I usually do when reaching this point of the game is to look at the Champion's team, then I grab a specific Pokémon to counter one of his team members. And I do that 6 times, obviously.

    However, since this time we don't have a Champion battle, and we also get to use the PC after the following battles, I grabbed 4 Pokémon that had a type advantage over each one of the opponents, plus a couple of "backups" if anything were to go wrong.

    [​IMG]Zachary - Lv 52 - Foul Play, Swagger, Focus Blast
    [​IMG]Ernest - Lv 52 - Flare Blitz, Hammer Arm, Wild Charge, Head Smash
    [​IMG]Callidorah - Lv 52 - Hex, Inferno, Telekinesis, Will-O-Wisp
    [​IMG]Gabrielle - Lv 52 - Psychic, Embargo, Thunderbolt
    [​IMG]Blodwyn - Lv 52 - Icicle Crash, Superpower, Shadow Claw, Rock Slide (Backup)
    [​IMG]Anton - Lv 52 - Rock Slide, Acrobatics (Backup)

    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]

    A combination of Brightpowder luck, bad AI that can't see through Illusion, and Swagger-induced confusion made this an easy fight overall. Nothing to comment other than Jellicent managed to survive and she was able to use a Full Restore. Just prolonged her agony.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]

    See, the problem with using Hammer Arm is that, after a few hits, things like Bisharp manage to outspeed you and almost kill you. Still, and despite the earlier Intimidate, it was an easy fight.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]

    Now this one was tough. I had to resort to Plan B: using an X Special while she was using a Full Restore (deliberately calculated) since Callidorah couldn't take more than a single hit. With that out of the way, everything fell to a Hex, despite not being fully powered.

    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]

    *Yawn* Only remarkable thing was having to use Embargo against Sawk just to prevent a wave of Full Restores + Sturdy.

    After the battles were done, each one gained a level.


    Wait… What do you people… We're not done yet!?

    Final Episode
    : N's Castle

    Now I'm going to apply my usual formula for the "Champion"; I take a look at N's team and grab a team specifically designed to counter his. Yes, I'm aware that N is not the final boss.

    Anyway, we face Reshiram and throw a Quick Ball at it. Worked like a charm.

    [​IMG]Raven - Lv 50 - DragonBreath, Extrasensory, Slash, Fusion Flare
    [​IMG]Varuna - Lv 53 - Bug Bite, Flame Charge, Return, Acrobatics
    [​IMG]Kingsley - Lv 53 - Gear Grind, Shift Gear, Return, Screech
    [​IMG]Ernest - Lv 53 - Flare Blitz, Hammer Arm, Wild Charge, Head Smash
    [​IMG]Anton - Lv 53 - Rock Slide, Acrobatics
    [​IMG]Sabelah - Lv 53 - Double-Edge, Horn Leech, Jump Kick, Nature Power

    VS [​IMG]

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    I swear they changed Zekrom's AI from the Japanese version; I've never seen it using Fusion Bolt (ever), and then followed by Light Screen. It didn't matter in the end, since after N's Full Restore, Zekrom began spamming Giga Impact at the same rate that I was spamming Moo Moo Milk. Coincidentally, the Light Screen faded right when it was time for Zekrom to recharge, so there was nothing N could do.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    Sturdy activated after Horn Leech hit, but poor Carracosta couldn't hit hard enough with Stone Edge. No Full Restore this time.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    Shift Gear wasn't even needed; Gear Grind hit both times and Vanilluxe couldn't even hit back.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    N sent out "Klinklang", so I ordered Ernest to hit it with Hammer Arm. "Kinklang"'s Focus Blast missed, and Ernest delivered a swift kill.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    Now the real Kinklang shows up. It used Metal Sound while Varuna used Flame Charge twice for the kill.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    Rock Slide didn't miss; opponent's back to being a crude fossil.


    But wait! There's more!


    VS [​IMG]

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    I used Fusion Flare as I got hit with Toxic. Then the opponent wasted a turn with Protect as I used an Antidote. Then another Fusion Flare brought victory.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    Hammer Arm again to the rescue. I was afraid it wouldn't be enough, but there was no more energy on that afro after the hit.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    Remember what happened last battle? Exactly the same happened here, except without an Ability getting in the way and the opponent being unable to hit back.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    This is why I wasted so many hours in the Battle Subway; just to buy a Choice Scarf for this battle. Varuna hit with Bug Bite first, and then Surf hit, leaving my bug with 3 HP. The next Bug Bite was fatal for my opponent.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    Oh, the odd one out. The plan was to use Screech 3 times, so that Metal Burst wouldn't get in the way. To my horror, I remembered about Defiant after clicking the move. But Defiant never activated. Probably only Grimsley's has it, and this one has Inner Focus. After making me waste a Moo Moo Milk, the opponent had to die.
    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]
    There was only one thing that I needed, and that was for Rock Slide to flinch. It happened, and I managed to win the battle.


    After the battles, a level gain for everyone involved. Probably.

    And so Team Plasma has been stopped… but who cares!? There's a Champion on the loose. Will we fight him? Only time will tell…
  3. Green Mage

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    Where does a complete rng noob go to learn how to rng? It's completely ridiculous that you can't breed or even synchronize dream world event pokemon, and I want a good espeon.

    Also, does anyone want to trade me a tornadus for my (crappy) thundurus? I figure that the gts will allow me to have both for landorus, but i need the dex entry.
  4. breh

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    I think you physically nweed both in your party ala Regigigas...
  5. Green Mage

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    Yes. I trade tornadus for thundurus, then get a thundurus off the gts. Inless there is something i'm missing?
  6. AuraSphere

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    Nope, now go catch that Landorus, unless that Thundurus was your only one.
  7. Skorpius47

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    Alright, goofy question: Is there anything majorly important one would need to gather before they reset their save file?

    I've defeated the E4 once.
    I've captured Tornadus.
    I've traded over Black's Thundurus and captured Landorus.
    I've captured Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion.
    I'm on my way to catch Kyurem.
    I have the Larvesta Egg.
    I'll catch the Volcarona after I catch a Zen Mode Darmanitan.
    I'm going to go get my Victini once everything is said and done.

    I'm sure I'm missing a few things.
    > Is there anything special after defeating the E4 a second time?
    > Are there any special items I should care about?
    > Your Wonder Cards reset when you delete the save file, yes?

    I really enjoy the main part of these games and I'd like to play through it a third time with the starter I haven't chosen (Snivy) but I don't want to reset until I've gotten everything I should get.
  8. Dunk

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    How easy is it to get a female Dream World Eevee? I haven't even bothered with the DW yet because I see lots of posts saying it's just better to search the GTS for one. However, I'd really like a female DW Eevee for breeding purposes, and I don't think it'd be prudent of me to rely on the GTS to get a legit one...
  9. Green Mage

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    There are no female dream world eevees. The eevelutions are only found via events, and dream world event pokemon have thus far always been male.

    There is a new japanese event for an anticipation eevee, but there is no word on whether or not it can be female.
  10. Mario With Lasers

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    Female Eevee have been reported already. Not that I got one, mind you, all six Eevee I found were male...
  11. Chieliee

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    Don't reset your game TWICE.

    * buys game*
    plays it for the first time
    completes everything
    reset
    completes everything again
    reset again
    Believe me, doing all the gyms and stuff like that THRICE in a short period of time is very hard. Very probably, you won't even finish the game for a third time.

    Just don't reset it and start breeding/grinding/battle subway/E4 streak/completing pokedex/anything else
    TRUST ME

    I really regret my choice, and I don't want any others to feel the same.
  12. Phadunk

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    ive been through the game twice already, with the water/grass starter. now with rng and my shiny tepig.. ive enjoyed it a lot more. but to be fair.. i havent finished the game in either of the first two playthroughs.. lol. gym 4 then stopped.
  13. -Ghost

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    Heya guys, I'm looking for some suggestions for a 6th on my team. I just beat the elite 4 with 5 pokes and am about to go face N I think.
    I don't think I can I leave or anything yet, but I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions for a 6th poke for when I'm able to go get it. haha
    As of right now I have Emboar, Galvantula, Jellicent, Scrafty, and Haxorus. I really have no idea what could benefit my team, and don't really want to use any legendaries.
  14. Son_of_Shadoo

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    You don't need one. You're forced to capture Reshiram/Zekrom before you face N for the final time anyway, and you WILL want to use it...
  15. LucaRiolu493

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    I like Black better purely because Reshiram looks superspecialawesome ^_^
  16. Mode2Xplode

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    I've had Black for a little less than a week now and my team is Samorott, Stoutland, Gurdurr (with evolite because I don't have anyone to trade with), Excadrill, Galvantula, and Lampent (I'll evolve it as soon as I get a dusk stone). I have to say, keeping these guys at about 5-6 levels higher than the gym leaders means an easy run through so far. Stoutland's starting to lag in power, but he's pulled his weight through the 7th gym. Excadrill and Galvantula are beasts, Samorott's a great water type, and Lampent's WoW and Hex combo has got me thinking of making a stall team centered on a sweep with him.
  17. Dunk

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    Is there a place in B/W where I can check how many eggs I've hatched (like the TV station in D/P/P)?
  18. Daenym

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    First, to address your 3 questions at the end:
    > You get to fight the Champion, which you didn't get to do before. Otherwise, nothing special.
    > Leftovers and Lucky Egg come to mind. Most of the really good stuff, sadly, requires you to go to the Battle Subway. There's about a half dozen each of Rare Candies and Heart Scales, though, if you're gonna be collecting those.
    > Yes, they do. Enjoy your Victini army XD

    Now, other stuff. If you have the dogs/Celebi, you can ship them up to get Zorua/Zoroark if you haven't, but that's not a big deal since you can breed, I guess.

    You said you traded over black's Thundurus, but he's in White, so I'll assume you're playing Black. Go head into Black City and collect a good stock of any items in the shops there, if they're worth it. Then, if any of the trainers have stuff that'd be problematic for you to get, try and GTS them. (If you've got White, then in the Forest just collect all of the Pokemon there, which takes 5 minutes.)

    The Munchlax in Undella town during summer has Lefties, so it's probably worth the Cincinno, if you're in Summer. The Rotom trade in Route 15 is definitely worth it, however.

    Most other stuff comes up as daily/weekly/seasonal events, so you don't need to worry about it as much.

    I think that about covers it.

    I agree with that. I beat Black 4 times in rapid succession, and by the 4th time it is mostly just painful. When I finally bought the English version, I couldn't bear to play it for very long.
  19. TM13IceBeam

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    Where's GameFreak Morimoto?
  20. Vixana

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    Castelia city's Casteila Street has the Game Freak building on the southeastern part of the road. Morimoto is on the 22nd floor of that building.
  21. TM13IceBeam

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    I know where he is. I'm talking about where he is on the list, since Skorpius and Daenym didn't mention him.
  22. skitz0phrenic

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    Morimoto was an incredibly disappointing battle. Yea, he's got high levels, but his team is terribly easy to handle with just about anything.
  23. Arcticblast

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    You only need to PokeShift the event 'mons from DPPtHGSS to get Zorua and Zoroark. I have both (actually I traded my Zorua over GTS but whatever) and I don't even have the Relocator.
  24. Green Mage

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    You don't even need the event because you 'see' zorua in-game, which allows you to find it on the GTS.
  25. TM13IceBeam

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    You don't even need to SEE Zorua ingame because N has a Zoroark.

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