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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    Can definitely relate to the Alola leveling curve. On my last playthrough of Sun, I turned off the Exp. Share between Mt. Hokulani and the third Guzma battle on Aether (while avoiding most optional trainers) and ended up quite underleveled by the end of it.
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    Challenge Pokemon X: Beedrill Solo Run [Olympia Defeated]

    Next up is Route 13 and the Kalos Power Plant, and here’s where I really start to encounter my new worst enemy: Golbat. It’s fast, resists both of Beedrill’s STABs, and starting with Level 33, it knows Acrobatics, which is an instant kill. And the very first Team Flare grunt has a Level 33...
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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    My favourites: - Totem Lurantis. Extremely well put-together doubles strats that can pose an issue even if you have a strong Fire- or Flying-type. - Guzma 3. His Masquerain has the power to ruin your day. Extra points for actually having a good Bug-type boss too. My least favourites: - Every...
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    Challenge Pokemon X: Beedrill Solo Run [Olympia Defeated]

    The next stretch of the game is pretty normal. Beedrill soloing everything at the start of the game has given it a solid level advantage over opposing Trainers that lasts until Glittering Cave or so, and Twineedle and Return are very solid attacking options. The Parfum Palace sidequest to get...
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    Challenge Pokemon X: Beedrill Solo Run [Olympia Defeated]

    Yup, it’s male and I made sure to catch a male Weedle for that exact reason. It turns out Lysandre’s Pyroar doesn’t actually have Rivalry so there’s no trade-off there either. So far, the best plan I’ve come up with is to try and use an Occa Berry so that I can possibly get up a Swords Dance and...
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    Challenge Pokemon X: Beedrill Solo Run [Olympia Defeated]

    Yeah, Beedrill actually has a decent run of good Bug STAB - it gets Twineedle early, Pin Missile shortly after Grant, and X-Scissor before the fourth Gym and Poison Jab before the third Gym. Grant will be an issue though because the only SE move I have is Rock Smash. My biggest concern is still...
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    Challenge Pokemon X: Beedrill Solo Run [Olympia Defeated]

    I’m nearing the end of my Black 2 Bug-type mono run, having reached the Elite Four (final post on that will come once I beat them but I’m fairly confident) and while some of the fights have been extremely difficult, it just hasn’t been different enough from a normal run. I can still switch, and...
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    Pokemon that disappointed you in-game despite looking good initially?

    SM Crabrawler is cute and has a pretty good moveset, decent Attack and Speed for a pre-evolved Pokemon, and a unique method to find one. Then you realize how late it evolves and how slow Crabominable is.
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    Challenge Pokemon without throwing Pokeballs (Failed: Save File corrupt)

    Whoops. For whatever reason I thought you actually had to catch it in that game.
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    Challenge Pokemon without throwing Pokeballs (Failed: Save File corrupt)

    Very interesting run! Reminds me a bit of sb879’s Yellow run where the only Poke Balls that could be used were ones that were picked up off the ground and team choices had to be carefully considered. Oddly enough, I think due to the Game Corner, the free starters, the Hitmon, the Eevee, and...
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    Challenge Pokemon Black 2 - Bug Monotype Run [Plasma Frigate Part 1 Complete]

    Even better: Haxorus can learn Swords Dance via TM at the level Drayden has it. It would make so much more sense with the moveset even if they wanted to show off the new TM.
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    Challenge Pokemon Black 2 - Bug Monotype Run [Plasma Frigate Part 1 Complete]

    With six badges in hand, my quest across the Unova region continues with a flight to Lentimas Town courtesy of Skyla. There is literally nothing to do here, so I progress east towards Reversal Mountain. I grab TM57 (Charge Beam), but as Electro Ball is an option with a higher ceiling I don’t...
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    Challenge Ultra Sun Damageless- What could possibly go wrong?

    Interesting strategy for Ultra Necrozma! Considering how broken it is in-game, a damage-free battle is pretty impressive.
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    Challenge Pokemon Black 2 - Bug Monotype Run [Plasma Frigate Part 1 Complete]

    So in the last update, I failed to catch a Heracross. As it’s pretty much necessary to beat Clay and I don’t get another shot at catching one until after the sixth Gym, I went back to Lostlorn Forest and started looking. It was a lot easier to snag this time around. Popped up on the second wild...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Replaying B2W2 has reminded me of how infuriating Pokémon Breeders in that game were. They rebattle you any time you pass them in range when you enter the area again, and they don’t get any better Pokémon so they’re not even good expedience fodder.
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