Pokémon Black/White in-game discussion

Some Trainers in the Big Stadium and Small Court give items, notably Rare Candies, and even better PP Ups and Maxes. You can go back every day for rebattles. It's also quite good for levelling, if you don't want to Audino farm or do an E4 run.

And of course there's always Pickup.

Those, plus Landorus of course, and the event legendaries. There may be a few others you have to own to see (Zweillous springs to mind) but you can own them. And yes you need Tornadus and Thundurus to get Landorus.

An aside: White Forest is a bit over-hyped. Sure you can catch a bunch of Pokemon there - if you Entralink with Black and get characters into White City. Without access to Black, White's supposed great advantage isn't so great.
Dang. I should have played Black then. Dang, dang, dang!
 
Next Playthrough:



May use Basculin instead of Carracosta, haven't decided (I have a serious passion for adaptability)

What Pokemon should I use in my last slot? Want to use something quite interesting, a special attacker would be nice. Was considering Gothitelle or maybe Bisharp. Any suggestions? Perhaps Vanilluxe.
 
Next Playthrough:



May use Basculin instead of Carracosta, haven't decided (I have a serious passion for adaptability)

What Pokemon should I use in my last slot? Want to use something quite interesting, a special attacker would be nice. Was considering Gothitelle or maybe Bisharp. Any suggestions? Perhaps Vanilluxe.
Cofagrigus also seems to fit that last slot really well. But if you use him I'd go with basculin, as having two physical walls is really unneccesary. One mixed wall will be enough. And Cofagrigus can also hit pretty hard with it's 95 base Sp.Atk. It's movepool isn't bad either, both on the support and offensive side it has enough options. It can also utilize the WoW-Hex combo like Chandelure.

EDIT: Forget about him having a good offensive movepool. It only has:
Hex (17)
Ominous Wind (25)
Shadow Ball(39)
TMs:
Hidden Power
Psychic
Energy Ball
Grass Knot
and trolololol Dream Eater with no sleep inducing move.
 
Edit:

Do you think I should use something else then?

Hex/Shadow Ball and Grass Knot til post e4 is probably useable in a meh way. His movepool wouldn't be an issue if his special attack is a bit higher but with 95 you kinda hope for better coverage.
 
Just caught a Sigilyph, need to get rid of someone on the team for it. Right now I have
Scraggy
Herdier
Darumaka
Blitzle
Dribur
Dewott

I'm leaning towards Blitzel but looking for any opinions on who would be best to drop.
 
Just caught a Sigilyph, need to get rid of someone on the team for it. Right now I have
Scraggy
Herdier
Darumaka
Blitzle
Dribur
Dewott

I'm leaning towards Blitzel but looking for any opinions on who would be best to drop.
Herdier, although strong now, will probably be the least useful to your team out of all of those guys buy the end of the game.
 
So I'm in the mood to raise a Hydreigon. I go to Victory Road to catch a couple to breed a good one. I check the IV' on this little guy:

Deino, Hardy
HP: 31
Atk: 29
Def: 9
SpA: 14
SpD: 30
Spe: 31

Not bad for no RNG or breeding yet, eh? I went and nabbed the Power Anklet ASAP and started breeding this baby. =)
 
Just caught a Sigilyph, need to get rid of someone on the team for it. Right now I have
Scraggy
Herdier
Darumaka
Blitzle
Dribur
Dewott

I'm leaning towards Blitzel but looking for any opinions on who would be best to drop.
Heh, that looks almost exactly like my team was when I first caught Sigilyph, except I had Pignite over Dewott and Leavanny over Darumaka. ^_^

I personally cut Blitzle for Sigilyph, so I'll recommend that you do the same. No physical STAB other than Spark until level 49 on a physical Pokémon? Yeah... pass. =P

Although in the long run, I'd suggest cutting Herdier as well. It's by all no means bad, but outside of Return and Crunch, all it gets are the elemental fangs once it evolves (for Heart Scales, but you get one day from that chick in Driftveil City so whatever) which aren't overly strong. I'd say cut Blitzle now, and then cut Herdier (or Stoutland) once you get to Chargestone Cave, where you can catch Joltik who can be your new electric.

I think Samurott, Excadrill, Darmanitan, Scrafty, Sigilyph, and Galvantula is a pretty boss team. ;D
 
Blitzle is heavily underrated. His Special attack stat is passable enough to survive with spark and discharge. He is very fast and available far earlier than the other electric types. Not saying he is triple-A standard; but he is certainly a good in game electric type.
 
Blitzle is heavily underrated. His Special attack stat is passable enough to survive with spark and discharge. He is very fast and available far earlier than the other electric types. Not saying he is triple-A standard; but he is certainly a good in game electric type.
Agree with this. Using him in my current playthrough and he does just fine. You can also teach him tbolt if you get the tm after you get surf. Flame charge helps a lot with coverage too.
 
Working on my Krookodile and hatched a

Moxie
Jolly
HP: 18
ATK: 24
DEF: 25
SPA: 16
SPD: 11
SPE: 31

He's going to be a Bulk Up Krook, so that plus Moxie helps make up for his average ATK IVs. However, he's Jolly instead of the preferable Adamant. His sucky SPD is also unappealing, but it's not all that good anyways, so I'm not bugged.

Should I toss it or keep going until I hatch an Adamant? This is my, like, 50th Sandile, so my patience is wearing thin.
 
I just checked some of my gen 4 pokes IV's (hadn't yet). My Machamp has 31 Special Attack IV's (the rest except speed in the 20's). My Gyarados also has 31 Special Attack Iv's (and 28-29 Attack luckily).

That's my luck. The only pokes I have close to max IV's are in the wrong stats.
 
Well, with Machamp you can use it pass the IVs to make an Alakazam, BEM, Gothielle, Infernape, or Mienshao (calm mind?).

With Gyarados you can pass them on to make a Charizard, Sceptile, Salamence, and Hydreigon.

They aren't a total waste!
 
Well, with Machamp you can use it pass the IVs to make an Alakazam, BEM, Gothielle, Infernape, or Mienshao (calm mind?).

With Gyarados you can pass them on to make a Charizard, Sceptile, Salamence, and Hydreigon.

They aren't a total waste!
Nice. I'm wanting to breed a Salamence and Hydreigon (for different purposes). I figured I could probably do some chaining to get these IV's to someone useful. What's "BEM"?
 
I would suggest keeping it, TKoH. 50 is a lot. lol.

EDIT: Forgot to put this in the last post, so:

Any advice on this team? I have a Naive MG Sigilyph in my box, so that could be used on here (Black version).

Victini
Level 28

Dewott
Level 29

Drilbur
Level 28

Sawk
Level 28

Herdier
Level 28

Lilligant
Level 28
 
I would suggest keeping it, TKoH. 50 is a lot. lol.

EDIT: Forgot to put this in the last post, so:

Any advice on this team? I have a Naive MG Sigilyph in my box, so that could be used on here (Black version).

Victini
Level 28

Dewott
Level 29

Drilbur
Level 28

Sawk
Level 28

Herdier
Level 28

Lilligant
Level 28
Hmmm... my comments didn't save. I suggested considering Scrafty over Sawk or Leavanny over Lilligant, because they will provide you either dark or bug attacks for some additional coverage. (You could use Leavanny until you catch a Joltik really, then get more coverage with bug/elec instead of bug/grass.) With Victini, there's no need to double up on Psychic types.
 
My team as of post e4:

Excadrill lv 51
Serperior lv 51
Haxorus lv 52
Conkeldurr lv 53
Archeos lv 51
Lampent lv 50

My lampent needs a dusk stone -.-

oh well

and why are the pokemon so strong after e4 (unexplored part of map)

I cant beat cynthia -.-
 
My team as of post e4:
and why are the pokemon so strong after e4 (unexplored part of map)
they're high leveled, but not really that strong, i was able to go through with my team of 50's, yeah you have to heal often, but it doesn't take long to catch up. i think it's because of the xp curve, they did it so you can still train up all your pokemon.
 
Does anyone know how to access that small green dot in the top-left area of the map? I believe it's called "Anville Town" or something, but I always wondered how one would get there, seeing how every other green dot is an accesable location (ie Celestial Tower or Desert Resort).