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Pokemon-Amie Thread

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by SapphSabre777, Oct 25, 2013.


What is your opinion on Pokemon-Amie?


    71 vote(s)
  2. Very cute and helps with the Pokemon name. I like it a lot!

    58 vote(s)
  3. I guess it is cute. I'm a bit indifferent, though.

    40 vote(s)
  4. Meh...HeartGold and SoulSilver did better.

    20 vote(s)
  5. I don't have a definitive opinion yet.

    5 vote(s)
  1. farranpoison


    Mar 27, 2011
    Been playing around with my post-game "Exploration" team (Semi-competitive, all EV'd and IV'd, and has the ability to have Fly/Surf/Waterfall), and just gonna put some of my impressions with them from trying to get them all to 4+ hearts (Actual competitive team only has 2 hearts lol). Team is Mienshao(F)/Golurk/Gyarados(F)/Gastrodon(M)/Espeon(F)/Manectric(F).

    Mienshao: I already ranted about her before, but good god I love the happiness animation, it looks so cool because it's like a noblewoman laugh. Also when it gets to 3+ hearts, the happy animation she does when you go into Amie, a sort of swaying movement, looks nice.

    Golurk: HUGE. This dude is huge. Also it's funny because if you don't feed it, the only place you can pet is its feet. Which it likes, for some reason. If you feed it and get access to the head area, you can pet other places, but most of them on the upper torso it doesn't like. If you try and pet the bandage over its chest, it gets angry. Or at least, I'm assuming it's angry from lack of facial expression. It sorta shakes and all of its lights flash on and off. When it's happy though it does a sort of flexing animation which takes ages to complete, but eh it's cool.

    Gyarados: Also huge. Somewhat scary, but the way it sorta dances around when happy is funny. Can't smile though, which is a shame. But then again, a Gyarados smiling would be terrifying to see, probably.

    Gastrodon: Nothing too special. Likes it when you pet its belly/feet area. Takes long, slow bites when eating which is neat. Doesn't ever close its eyes though which is somewhat odd.

    Espeon: OMG SO CUTE. Seriously. I used to have a Sylveon that I played with for a while, and it was cute, but Espeon is like 20x cuter. It looks so small and cuddly too... The happiness animations are top notch. Likes being petted under its chin/neck area which is cute as fuck.

    Manectric: Nothing too special either. It's weird though because it doesn't like being petted on its nose, but it doesn't really have a spot it does like to be petted either. Or maybe it's too "cool" to show where it likes it? Because Manectric is a cool mon.
    Screw-On Head likes this.
  2. Codraroll

    is a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributor

    Nov 6, 2011
    I found the downside of maxing out happiness in Amie: Poison Heal becomes extremely unreliable.

    Now, my Gliscor rarely heals any damage at all before it "Gets rid of the poisoning so CRoll could stop worrying". I can't just poison it and switch to a better item any more, it has to hold the Toxic Orb continuously to stay poisoned. And it doesn't recover damage the turn it becomes poisoned...

    At least, it becomes re-poisoned immediately after wearing it off, as both happen at the end of the same turn. That way, I can still absorb status moves. But it loses out on several turns of recovery during a long match, such as against my rival in Kiloude City.
    Jasper and >>><<< like this.
  3. farranpoison


    Mar 27, 2011
    So I finally got to max hearts with my Espeon (playing when stressed by studying for the JLPT is good for the soul) and when I went out of Amie, it said that "You and [Espeon] will be friends forever!" And that made me warm and fuzzy inside.

    Also finally figured out how to do that freaking face game. It's really fun, actually, if a bit iffy with the game camera.


    BRB insulin
  4. goomy pls

    goomy pls

    Oct 27, 2013
    It makes absolutely no sense how a pokemon can just naturally cure itself of poison. Or any other status other than sleep and confuse.
  5. Ratatat


    Oct 6, 2006
    The First Movie showed us that Pokemon tears can raise the dead, so being able to will themselves into good health seems pretty plausible by comparison.

    Also, just a few more things I've discovered:

    - I just found out that you can feed Slowbro's mutant Shellder. It doesn't like to be touched, though. I think they have some kind of psychic bond or something since they're always mimicking each other's actions.
    - Cranidos also really likes it when you rub the very top of its head. It probably gets pretty sore when you headbutt everything like Zinedine Zidane all the time, ya goober (but you know I still love ya). Rampardos doesn't seem to care one way or the other.
    - And oh man is Goodra the happiest dragon ever. It's just dripping with elation, along with some other substance I can't identify. Totally worth getting my paws dirty just to see its wibbly-wobbly reactions. That's what hand wipes are for anyway, along with casually sniffing if its the lemon-scented kind. Um... you can forget that last part.
  6. farranpoison


    Mar 27, 2011
    Looool I just trained a Goodra not too long ago and started playing with it. Its... so... squishy! It bounces around and drips everywhere, and when you pet it it's all squishy sound effects... cutest pseudo-legendary dragon final evo ever. :3
  7. SenshiSam


    Sep 10, 2013
    This week I will try to upload as many electric pokemon as possible.
  8. Shiruba


    Mar 1, 2013
    Guys, have you ever played with a Golbat?
    It's the weirdest thing. It's mostly mouth, right? So it's like

  9. prison_gate


    Nov 12, 2013
    I love petting my sandslash. Its just the best.
  10. Flareon


    Jan 16, 2010

    I took some video of my Shiny Goodra in Amie, thing's adorable as all get out.
  11. Tyto Alba

    Tyto Alba

    Aug 6, 2006
    If you pet Grimer, your hand gets slowed down due to being mired in sludge, complete with sound effects. Grimer doesn't seem to mind, though. Presumably Muk works the same way.
  12. AOPSUser


    Dec 3, 2011
    May be NSFW (open)

    Some people...*shudders*
  13. farranpoison


    Mar 27, 2011
    But isn't Grimer/Muk's sludge so poisonous that it pretty much kills any life that comes into contact with it? /dex

    I kinda want a Muk now...


    Been playing with a few more mons.

    Blaziken: This guy is one cool motherf**ker. He just crosses his arms and acts like he's some badass fighter... which he is, I suppose.

    Cloyster: Perpetual grin. When you pet its horn, its eyes close and its grin gets bigger. When you pet his face, it's grinning still, but the eyes open, and that's when you know you should stop unless you like getting Icicle Spear'd in the face.

    Espeon still the cutest omg
  14. sparktrain

    sparktrain seal
    is a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogon

    Apr 29, 2013
    Machoke putting his hands on his hips and laughing after you pet him is pretty strange. I mean, it's weird enough petting a humanoid pokemon...
  15. Aquasition


    Mar 8, 2012
    So I've Pokemon Amie'd with some of my own pokemon, and well...

    Ampharos: This thing is ADORABLE! It looks relaxed when you rub it anywhere but the tummy. Rub the tummy, and Ampharos goes XD, and looks like it's immensly enjoying it. Just don't touch the gems though, you'll get shocked as a result (that explains static)

    Togekiss: Outdoes even Ampharos on being adorable. It happy faces and flaps its wings when happy. You can rub it ANYWHERE(as far as I know), and it LOVES having the head spikes rubbed. It's also one of the best pokemon to do the face game with.

    Xerneas: While you can only rub Xerneas' legs unless you move the camera, It doesn't like having its antlers rubbed, and the face is unexpressive at all, it is pretty decent to have.

    Moltres: Going into amie, it looks majestic. Rubbing a non-burning part of its body, or feeding it a pokepuff result in Moltres acting like a coy "Oh stop it you", kinda thing, like its trying to keep its majestic image up or something. I don't think Luxury balls have anything to do with amie though, am I right? (I'm asking because I caught Moltres in a Luxury Ball.)

    When I said "Oh stop it you", I meant this:

    EDIT: Can't wait till Pokebank, for Kyurem-W, and Giratina-A, mainly because I consider Gira-A cute. I also can't wait for the shiny Goomy I'm trying to Masuda(Might take days though, but not the 1st time I tried to find something rare and succeeded, that moment was the Red Tail in FF4DS, took me a week of farming.)
  16. SenshiSam


    Sep 10, 2013
    Too much work! Damn I want to play again Pokemon Aime and upload them!

    In a non-related note (?) had the option of turn on the pokemon aime abilities, just for fun, no competitive at all.
  17. FlameRaven


    Dec 6, 2013
    Pokemon-amie is amazing. Probably my second-favorite thing about X/Y after Wonder Trade

    I'm using an all-flying team for my first play through. Thoughts:

    Pidgeot: I haven't used this guy since Gen 1, but he proved tougher than the Staravia I was training to replace him, and much cuter to pet.

    Crobat: Petting Zubat was fine. Petting Golbat was weird. Apparently it can't close that giant mouth at all? But it still manages to eat? Do the pokepuffs just get absorbed into the black hole of its mouth? I was really glad when it evolved, is what I'm saying. Crobat is less creepy by far.

    Skarmory: so thaaaat's how those metal knife wings work. Its head actually looks kind of creepy from the front, though, like some kind of faceless robot. Also: once Skarmory's happiness hit 3 hearts, it does this adorable little head tilt in battle as 'Skarmory is waiting for FlameRaven's instructions!"

    I've never been very fond of Trapinch/Vibrava, viewing them mostly as an annoying but necessary step to Flygon, but Vibrava was ADORABLE in Amie. Something about its twitchy little bug eyes and legs was so cute I was almost disappointed when it evolved.

    Talonflame: Was a little bit cuter as a Fletchinder, but that's just because I think they should have kept the red and black for the underside of Talonflame's wings, too, and maybe made its stomach a darker grey. It's still really nice to see it throw its wings out in happiness when I feed and pet it. :D

    Finally - on the Decoration screen, I find it hilarious that if you are riding your bike (especially when going back and forth to hatch eggs) the Pokemon can't keep up with you and its icon just ends up rolling to the far edge of the screen where it gets stuck until you turn around.

    I'm looking forward to seeing other pokemon once I finish the game and start breeding/training up some other types.
  18. Lord Ghetsis

    Lord Ghetsis

    Oct 16, 2013
    I can touch the hilt of a Honedge without losing my soul
  19. AOPSUser


    Dec 3, 2011
    If anyone has a Shedinja, are they able to peek into the crack on its back?
  20. Jasper


    Feb 3, 2012
    Hydreigon's happy dance is adorable. The "Brutal Pokemon"? Not in amie:

    Cresselia~~ and Missino like this.
  21. Scorpio


    Oct 23, 2010
    Lol you people haven't done Pokemon-Amie until you put a Spritzee and ESPECIALLY a Helioptile in. I'd have said Skiddo as well, but someone else already did, so I second their comment.
  22. Andrew

    Andrew beep boop
    is an Artist

    Jan 7, 2013
    While I am also enamored with the ability to pet and interact with pokemon, I would like to turn your attention to an aspect that I don't believe has been brought up so far, and that is, what does your Pokemon Amie 'house' look like? Here's mine:

    I haven't updated it in a while, but every now and then I like to rearrange and redecorate. It's really fun seeing what new objects you can get from the random pokemon who come to visit you.
    On the topic of what items you can get from visiting pokemon, it seems that when all three visitors share a type, you are more likely to get a rare object, such as that egg nest that I have displayed.
    Here is a picture of the other "rare" or possibly type dependent items I have received:
    the ones I can remember : the two flag perches were when three flying types decided to grace my amie house
    the campfire and lava rock were from fire types
    actually the stump comes with it at the beginning iirc
    but the others are all semi rare objects that i only have one or two of and that seem to only appear when pokemon of the same type are present and their exclamations turn from "...." and "?" to "music note" and "heart" and "big exclamation marks" :)
    I've wondered what it is that they are discussing...could it be stats, ev's, iv's, different happiness values, paper rock scissors, or some combination of the above?
    Anyway, what pokemon do appear seems to be completely random, aside from it being the pokemon of your friends/aquantances that is in Amie , and heavily biased to talonflame XD. I usually try to leave my screen on pokemon amie while hatching eggs because this will get me more rare and cool objects!
    I'm guessing that the shell and pearl came from water types
    I don't know what the castle came from, or the eggs
    I'm guessing the feathers came from flying types, although I don't know if typing had a play in whether they were black or white
    I also have a blue and red fire cushion, that Im guessing came from fire types, although the campfire object has appeared at least 4 times for me
    The Stars, Cubes, and plain color cusions seem to be the "uncommon" objects, and again, I don't know what comes into play for these to appear
    When the pokemon seem to have very little in common, you get a pokepuff, or maybe a color cushion (I have a lot of those)
    there is also a limit to the amount of items you can put out, which is 30
    I also have 28 wallpapers, 12 of which correspond to a pokemon type, and I didn't notice at the time but my guess is that these can appear when you have pokemon of the same type visiting you
    Anyway, what are your thoughts on the different objects and what makes them appear, and what does your Pokemon Amie house look like? Also what other rare objects have you found?

    Here are some observations
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    Mocha Poke Puff: Talonflame, Heliolisk, Mewtwo
    Mocha Poke Puff: Talonflame, Zweilos, Talonflame
    Mocha Poke Puff : Diggerby , fletchinder, Talonflame
    Mocha Poke Puff: Eevee, Malamar, Ampharos
    Mocha Poke Puff: Greninja, Charizard, Talonflame
    Sweet Poke Puff: Magmar, Chansey, Talonflame (color of Chansey)
    Sweet Poke Puff: Mewtwo, Goodra, Talonflame
    Sweet Poke Puff: Scizor, Aerodactyl, Charmeleon
    Spice Poke Puff : Talonflame, Fletchinder, Mewtwo
    Spice Poke Puff: Talonflame, Gengar, Talonflame
    Spice Poke Puff: Talonflame, Talonflame, Sylveon
    Mint Poke Puff: Shelder, Talonflame, Sigilyph
    Frosted Mint Poke Puff: Charizard, Talonflame, Rhyhorn
    Frosted Spice Poke Puff: Talonflame, Lucario, Talonflame
    Frosted Sitrus Poke Puff: Pidgeot, Onix, Charizard
    Fancy Sitrus Poke Puff: Bagon, Cubone, Sylveon

    Purple Cube Object: Fletchinder, Zubat, Kangaskhan
    Pink Cube Object : Gigalith, Lucario, Deino
    Pink Cube Object: Talonflame, Charizard Blissey,
    Orange Cube Object: Mewtwo, Talonflame, Vulpix
    Black Star Object: Talonflame, Talonflame Greninja,(only ? and ...)
    Blue Star Object : Snorlax, Xerneas, Ralts (two are blue)
    Green Star Object: Gible, Politoed, Roselia (two are green)
    Checkered Star Object: Pyroar, Blaziken, Ampharos
    Checkered Star Object: Luxray, Pidgeot, Charmeleon
    Orange Star Object: Charizard, Talonflame, Mewtwo

    Yellow Pillar Cushion: , talonflame, greninja talonflame
    White Pillar Cushion : Fletchinder, Gardevoir, Politoed
    Polka Dot Pillar Cusion: Talonflame, Talonflame, Xernias ( a couple exc. marks)
    Polka Dot Candy Cushion: , Tyranitar, Litwick Chesnaught(a few single exclamation marks)
    Checkered Candy Cushion: Clawitzer, Charmeleon, Noivern
    Checkered Candy Cushion: Dedenne, Frogadier, Talonflame
    Yellow Egg Cushion: Raichu, Fennikin, Talonflame (two yellow)
    Hot Lava Cushion : Magmar, Talonflame, Fletchinder

    Campfire Object : Charizard, Talonflame, Talonflame (all fire types)
    FIre Heart Object: Fletchinder, Charizard, Larvesta (all fire types)
    Mysterious Eggs: Aerodactyl, Fletchinder, Salamence(all flying types)
    Red Flag Perch: Pidgeotto, Talonflame, Talonflame (all flying types)
    Red Flag Perch: Charizard, Farfetch'd, Talonflame (all Flying types)
    White Feather Cushion: Talonflame, Honchcrow, Talonflame (all flying types)

    Brown Pillar Cushion: 3 Talonflame
    Iron Ore Cushion: 3 Talonflame
    Blue Star Cloud: 3 Talonflame
    Trial Log Cushion: 3 Talonflame
    Wooden Bed: 3 Talonflame
    Pink Arch Cushion: 3 Talonflame

    I think when you have 3 of the same pokemon, it gives you a random 'rare' object that you do not have yet.

    sometimes pokemon pass you by; There might be a base happiness or some other factor required for them to visit you

    Also, after a while of not being online, or getting a certain amount of presents, pokemon stop visiting you
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2013
  23. Litra


    Dec 10, 2013
    Almost got the 800 score minimum needed to get 5 stars on Unlimited in Head It... damn surprise yarn balls!

    Also, has anyone else been having trouble timing their hits on the giant red yarn balls? I cannot seem to hit them at the proper time at all.
  24. Andrew

    Andrew beep boop
    is an Artist

    Jan 7, 2013
    yes I had perfect scores otherwise on the hard mode and then i missed the giant yarns twice ;0;
  25. Litra


    Dec 10, 2013
    It's nice to know I am not alone then. I have hit the big yarn ball in the past and I am trying to figure out how the hell that is possible. Sure, it's more beneficial to just work on unlimited (love how I can do the streaks without worrying about that giant ball), but it still gets under my skin with a curiosity I have that is going unanswered.

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