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    Something else they could do is increase the number of times you can use a TM per gym badge you acquire. At one gym badge, you can only use TMs once, but as you acquire more and more gym badges, you gain access to more TM uses. At 8 gym badges, you can then infinitely use TMs. Seems like a good...
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    I'm not sure about the altered difficulty. Fates' multiple paths was done as a response to the two different gameplay preferences within the community (open world grinding vs more strategic linear progression) rather than just difficulty and "worked" because Fire Emblem had never really done...
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    Pokémon Let's Go! - Pikachu and Eevee

    Yeah, I really can't deny most of this, except maybe the point against Psychics (I personally feel its still about on par with Dragon offensively, where it's a pretty good neutral STAB option, but mediocre secondary coverage). I wouldn't necessarily call Gamefreak's attempts at addressing...
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    Pokémon Let's Go! - Pikachu and Eevee

    I mean, just because the games sold well and have decent critical reception from most major gaming outlets doesn't mean Gamefreak won't also be addressing the criticisms the game is receiving. Most of Nintendo's major properties, like Smash Brothers, Zelda, and Fire Emblem have typically...
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    Pokémon Let's Go! - Pikachu and Eevee

    So I'm about halfway done with the game and I gotta say, for me at least, this is looking to be the best way to experience the gen 1 games. There's a lot of little things here that I love so far, so I'll try to lay everything out as best I can. Pokemon Box: This is a nice QoL improvement that...
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    Anime Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    School Days gets a bad rap mainly cause, on a surface level, its an anime about unlikable, unrelatable characters, which contrast greatly from most of the other visual / light novel anime adaptations that were out at the time. Most of the reviews I've seen over the years about School Days...
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    I never really never understood the hate for the Rotom-Dex in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Talking to it during the game is mostly optional, and even if if you choose to talk to it, it (mostly) doesn't interrupt gameplay the same way other companion characters like Navi do. Rotom-Dex also gives the...
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    Why did you join Smogon?

    I joined Smogon to post in viability threads + learn more about playing the game. I was into competitive Pokemon after Black and White 2 were released and used Smogon as a resource to make teams on Pokemon showdown. I lurked the forums a bit and came across viability threads, which usually...
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    Pokémon Let's Go! - Pikachu and Eevee

    See, I can't really buy the argument that Gamefreak is trying to market their games more towards younger audiences when they've marketed features that are targeted SPECIFICALLY at older fans, like Red and Blue being in S&M, move tutors in USUM, and Hyper Training in S&M. Most younger players...
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    Only in spirit, young padawan.

    Only in spirit, young padawan.
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    Metagame USUM Metagame Discussion

    Hydreigon @ Dread Plate Ability: Levitate EVs: 16 Def / 252 SpA / 240 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Dark Pulse - Roost - Taunt - Defog I've only used this set in a handful of games, but I've had decent success with it so far. Hydreigon's typing and taunt lets it reliably beat most...
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    Resource SM Ubers Viability Ranking Thread (Final SM Update - #479)

    Don't really care where Goth is ranked, but wasn't it decided ages ago that ranking definitions don't matter and shouldn't be used to determine where a Pokemon is placed?
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    Some critiques I have with common Pokemon critiques. I mostly agree with the core idea behind these critiques, but not necessarily the execution. Pokemon should shift from a turn based battle system to an action oriented battle system I like the general idea behind this, to make Pokemon a more...
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    SPOILERS! Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon In-Game Discussion

    Gameplay changes are nice. Greater Pokemon variety and altered locations (stuff like Murkrow and Misdrevous swapping locations) adds a lot more diversity and replay value to the games, Move Tutors are also great for Pokemon with bad movepools and encourage players to play Mantine Surf and Rotom...