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  1. Magnus0

    SPOILERS! Scarlet & Violet Leaks Thread - Data/Mechanics

    Is there any information on the affection mechanic? Is it basically unavoidable like in BDSP or can you ignore it if you want?
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    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    I like how Klawf's page needs six different pictures to show how its ability works. Good to know that Pokemon still has wildly inefficient programming.
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    Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 In-Game Tier List (Reboot)

    I have some free time coming up, so I might want to start a run of this game. Are there any Pokemon in particular that need more testing that I can keep in mind when teambuilding?
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    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    Based on the description we got for Arven, I think it's pretty safe to assume that he will be involved in one of the "three great stories" that were mentioned in the trailer. This description specifically mentions that he will ask you to help him out, so I think you can start this side story by...
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    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    I just learned something surprising. According to the official site for SV, Grusha the ice type gym leader is a guy. I'm sure no one is going to confused about that...
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    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    I wonder how this would factor into Sprigatito's supposed grass/dark typing. Apparently, there are some rumors going around that Sprigatito will become a grass/dark type, but based on this description, grass/fairy or grass/psychic makes a lot more sense. I wasn't really convinced by these rumors...
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    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    Imagine Lechonk gaining a secondary flying type and actually being the regional bird. It could be a play on the phrase 'when pigs fly'. Very unlikely, but it would be hilarious. Anyway, I think the open world aspect of the game might change how Pokemon of specific types become available. In...
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    The dumbest thing the AI has ever done?

    The AI can't handle substitute in a lot of games. If your opponent has thunder wave or wisp, they will often continue using it until your Pokemon is paralyzed or burned. So even a mediocre Pokemon like Audino can sweep BW1 Shauntal for example, by setting up substitute and using work up + shadow...
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    Unpopular opinions

    This trend towards one-shotting might have something to do with how slow battles in Pokemon are in general. Every single little effect happens back to back, even though a lot of it could happen simultaneously, or not at all. Do you really need to see a textbox saying your attack was super...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    I dislike how customization works in-game. The problem that I have with buying clothes and accessories is that they cost money, which means that you have less money for actually useful things like potions and tm's. I think there should be a different currency just for clothes, so that it doesn't...
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    Enemy Mon Hall of Fame

    My first thought when I saw this thread was: "both of teacher Emily's Pokemon!", so I'm happy that her Magnemite has been mentioned already. God, I hate teacher Emily. Anyway, veteran Ray on route 18 in Unova has a level 36 Darmanitan, which makes this trainer an absolute run killer for...
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    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    Quaxley isn't flying type because that would influence the type matchups between the starters. The starters are used to teach new players how types can interact, but this lesson wouldn't work if Quaxley isn't weak to grass. Rowlett didn't have this problem at all, because it's still weak to fire...
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    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet - 18th Nov 2022! **OFFICIAL INFO ONLY**

    Does anyone know the significance of the police officer in the trailer? It was weirdly dramatic for absolutely no reason. I thought it would have something to do with detective Pikachu or something. Maybe it will make sense once we get more trailers. Overall, I'm rather neutral about the...
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    Research Are there any Pokémon that have zero losing matchups for an in-game playthrough?

    I'd like to mention Lilligant in B/W. It doesn't have a 100% perfect matchup spread, but it comes really close. Lilligant can sweep pretty much any fight in the game regardless of type matchup thanks to the combination of sleep powder and quiver dance. It gets both of these moves before level...
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    Best and worst Pokémon for each boss fight?

    Noctowl is another great option against Morty because it has insomnia and confusion. This allows it to completely invalidate Gengar and the Haunter with dream eater, while chipping away at their hp with a super effective coverage move. Noctowl just cannot die because pretty much all of Morty's...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    One thing that annoys me about gen 5 boss design is how gym leaders only use Pokemon or evolutions of Pokemon that the player can also get at that point. Never do they use a Pokemon that is unavailable until later in the story. It's such a missed opportunity, because it makes the gym fights...
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    BDSP Impressions

    One specific aspect of the game that disappointed me at times was the music. Gen 4 has great music all around, but I feel the remixes in BDSP often fail to capture the same feeling of the original. I don't dislike all of the tracks, far from it, but some of them can feel kind of slow and...
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    Pokemon BDSP Playthrough Discussion

    A lot of pokemon have insane level up movepools as well. Machop learns revenge at level 8, so it can straight up one shot Mars' Purugly. Gyarados gets waterfall at 21. Noctowl gets air slash and extrasensory at 18 and 21 respectively. Mothim and the Wormadams get quiver dance at evolution. Onix...
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    SPOILERS! Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Data Dumps

    Is there any information on the locations of the available TM's? I was specifically wondering if bullet seed is still available on the route just before Floaroma Town, because with the gen 5 buff, bullet seed would be amazing for early game Turtwig.
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Mamoswine and Yanmega are both based on prehistoric animals, so that's why they evolve through learning ancient power. Tangrowth is a bit weird though. It might be inspired by the Megatherium, a giant ground sloth. It's not much, but there is at least some thought that went into their evolution...