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VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

Discussion in 'VGC' started by Solace, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Team Rocket Elite

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    The key thing to remember is to read the text at the bottom of the touch screen. It's easy to miss and a lot of people do miss it but it tells you what you are supposed to do. As tlyee61 said, you select a Pokemon than select a position.
  2. BlankZero

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    Can legally HackedPokemon be used in VGC? ie, you're tired of failing at RNGing and IV breeding and just want the Perfect IVs done with already.
  3. evan

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    Hacked Pokemon may not be used in VGC play.
  4. BlankZero

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    I'm guessing that includes Legal hacks?
  5. mattj

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    if you screw up one tiny thing, even as innocent as what ball it's in or the spacing in the name and your opponent calls you on it, you're disqualified. all of your preparation and hard work thrown out the window.

    is it really worth it when there are hundreds upon hundreds of trade and giveaway threads?

    really?
  6. evan

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    You may not use any outside devices to create or modify Pokemon in game. There is no such thing as a 'legal hack'.

    Do not hack your Pokemon.
  7. BlankZero

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    Fair enough. Guess I'm going back to trying to work out the RNG Reporter. Thanks folks! :)
  8. tlyee61

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    or asking anybody in the community like mattj suggested...
  9. voodoo pimp

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  10. Agonist

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  11. MANMAN9657

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    Does anyone know a bulky helping hand user who isn't taunt bait?
  12. tlyee61

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    Politoed, offensive cress, musharna maybe? No Pokemon is really taunt bait since most run at least 1 attacking move.
  13. callforjudgement

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    Anyone know what the tiebreak rules this year are, exactly? They don't seem to be mentioned in the official rules any more.
  14. tlyee61

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    I think it's opponent's win %, just like every other year.
  15. mattj

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    They might be talking about when the clock runs out and you both have the same amount of pokemon. It used to be the amount of HP. Haven't read that part of the rules this year though.
  16. callforjudgement

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    Yeah, I was talking about the rules for the clock running out, and for the rules for simultaneous KO. (For instance, it used to be that slowest mon on the field won if everyone died to sandstorm simultaneously. Is that still true?)
  17. Project_Mars

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    As mentioned politoed, cress, and musharna are all good due to their abilities. Blissy, vaporeon, and latias get helping hand also and have good bulk. (Real men use offensive blissy.)
  18. mattj

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    That's how it worked in the Winter Battle. I had a ridiculous 0/0 loss where my chandelure dropped his chandelure to his sash and his dropped mine to my sash. And then, either because mine was faster, or because I lost a speed tie, my hail killed my chandy first, and then his.

    0/0
    YOU LOSE

    why don't we have ties tpci?

    why don't we have ties?
  19. Golden Piloswine

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    Is Mental Herb a common item for TR users, most notably ghost types like Dusclops?
  20. voodoo pimp

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    Well, if you're not using Eviolite then you should be using Dusknoir :P

    It's not uncommon, but it doesn't seem to be too popular either, probably because it's basically a waste of an item slot if your opponent doesn't run Taunt.
  21. Golden Piloswine

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    Thanks, sometimes i use taunt and then, mental herb kicks in and i have to fight through tr.
  22. mattj

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    ^
    [​IMG]
    Flash Fire
    Modest / Timid
    Trick Room / Imprison / Shadowball / Overheat

    gg
  23. AuraRayquaza

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    I must say I like mismagius more for imprison support. It is VERY fast, and has icy wind for alternate forms of speed control
  24. mattj

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    Yeah, I tried both. But holysmokes, I can't get over Chandelure's SAtk stat. He 1HKOs a ton of stuff without SE. Just *FWOOSH* Overheat. You're dead. I did like Mismagius's speed, but it never really killed anything. I was lucky to 2HKO most mons. Cresselia was just like "LOL" at magi's shadow balls.
  25. Pokelol

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    Okay, question:

    If I have a pokemon with No-Guard on my site of the field, along with a pokemon carrying an OHKO move (Like Sheer Cold), does the No-Guard ability then affect my OHKO move when I'm attacking the opponent, or have I just misread something somewhere about No Guard affecting every pokemon on the field.

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