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  1. Unpopular opinions

    Galarian Zigzagoon wasn't even the first Normal/Dark line; that honor belongs to Alolan Rattata.
  2. Gen 7 Development Repository Leak Discussion

    Nitpick here but the forced-switch throw move is Circle Throw. Storm Throw always crits.
  3. Gen 7 Development Repository Leak Discussion

    The katakana for "thousand" being translated as both "thousand" and "southern" is extremely funny to me.
  4. Unpopular opinions

    I mean, having one of the most expansive offensive movepools (and the stats to pull them all off) and being very unpredictable as a result probably helps.
  5. Challenge COMPLETE: Pokemon Gold "Six-of-One" Letterlocke Chosen-by-Committee Challenge

    Thanks for the offer, but I'm fine. Hope CPU goes to a good home!
  6. Little things you like about Pokémon

    The guy's name/appearance are just coincidences(...probably), but BotW's NPCs are just made using an upscaled Mii program. You could make a Mii who looks like this yourself!
  7. Unpopular opinions

    I can't think of Kyogre without thinking of this goofy comic by Smogon member Bummer From a design standpoint it's fun to make creatures/beings that have absurd powers, but it's also a lot more limiting in the long run.
  8. Unpopular opinions

    It's been a long time since I've seen BW's climax, but Ghetsis tries to cheat by coming after you right after you defeat N, but either N or Cheren (like I said, it's been a while) heals your team, right? As for Lysandre, I also don't remember a lot of XY's character exposition for him, but he...
  9. Resource GSC Simple Question, Simple Answer Thread

    Thanks! Surprised that crits ignore burn's attack drops and, apparently, the stat badge boosts (but not the type ones).
  10. Resource GSC Simple Question, Simple Answer Thread

    Hi there, once again coming here to ask a mechanics question, but this one is more... direct. Does anyone have a full Gen 2 damage calculation formula? Wanted to run some calcs regarding in-game values, but I can't remove stat exp in Showdown's calculator and it's making me a little nervous...
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    I'm probably just a bit of an OG curmudgeon but I am also not a fan of how much easier they've made shinies to find in the last few generations. A flat-increased shiny rate, shiny charm... I don't mind chaining mechanics but I'm undecided on the lifetime encounter "chain" mechanics SwSh has (I...
  12. (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Darach is right there
  13. Unpopular opinions

    It could still be an interesting idea, especially if the damage boost from crits scaled negatively the higher your base speed was. Okay, a slower pokemon has less of a chance to crit, but their crits would deal more damage than a faster mon. IDK, just a thought I had.
  14. (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Drank too much of the drainwater in NYC
  15. (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Considering Mega Man's name in Japanese is "Rockman," the girl robot most commonly aligned with him is "Roll," Bass is called "Forte," and Proto Man is "Blues," I'm fairly certain they know and use the terminology "rock music." EDIT: better read what your original post was replying to. I'm...
  16. (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Actually miltank's defenses are 95/100/70. Just an addendum. Edit: I remembered wrong, defense is actually 105. That's goofy for that point in the game.
  17. (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Zacian's attack stats should have been evenly split like Zamazenta's defense stats were. 150 Attack with a free +1 might be a little better balanced. Sure, it would get a mostly (if not entirely) useless +20 to its Special Attack, but it's just gross the way it is now.
  18. (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Fun fact, in the last story battle you have with Hop, if he has Zamazenta, it has Play Rough. If he has Zacian, it has Close Combat. Zacian's CC is just stronger than Zamazenta's would be, too, thanks to the Intrepid Sword Attack boost and its naturally massive Attack.
  19. Pokémon Movepool Oddities & Explanations

    They're pretty clearly taking liberties with what constitutes a horn when assigning the move to Pokémon but the Japanese name really is "Smart Horn" in katakana. It's a bit of an odd move in general; not sure why piercing attack with a horn that always hits is Steel-type. Maybe it's using the...
  20. Pokémon Movepool Oddities & Explanations

    There are a handful of exceptions (Kartana probably gets it to give it Steel STAB, though it kinda has the samurai-helmet horns thing going on), but the Japanese name is explicitly "Smart Horn." It's objectively a horn move.
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