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  1. RBYer

    Pokémon Revavroom

    Spin Out is one of the most disappointing "signature moves". I'm actually surprised it's gotten as much attention as it has. Vroom has decent speed only to throw it all away for 25% extra BP over Iron Head. And it only has 8 PP too which can occasionally come into play. I think the concept is...
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    Pokémon Baxcalibur

    I think if it's going to find a niche, it's going to be due to its bulkiness because it just is kind of slow. Surviving basically anything and getting off the 2nd Dragon Dance might be the key. This kind of strategy also would have good synergy with Glaive Rush, being able to OHKO almost...
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    In-game tier list policy discussion thread

    Yeah I guess I'd say something like "we test on runs with 3-5 Pokemon because we believe this to balance between challenge, efficiency, and variety in a way that creates an optimal gameplay experience for casual players". I actually find 1 Pokemon runs to be the most interesting just because...
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    In-game tier list policy discussion thread

    Ryota Mitarai if what you are describing does indeed describe the motivation for listing 3-5 Pokemon team performance, then I believe the description(s) should be amended to describe the actual rationale, rather than inventing fake data to use as the premise. As you said below: I do wonder...
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    In-game tier list policy discussion thread

    Apologies for taking a big step back here, but when my friends and I were young, I have memories mainly of smashing through the games with 1 overleveled Pokemon. It wasn't until I later got into team building (through Stadium/simulators) that I put any thought into constructing a team during the...
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    Pokémon Copperajah

    Don't forget about Ditto. If Ditto is going to be omnipresent in the metagame, keeping defenses low rather than HP can be a pretty big deal. Especially if you're running something like a Curse set.
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    Pokémon Grimmsnarl

    Why not something like this as an anti-metagame utility Pokemon? Grimmsnarl @ Leftovers / Light Clay Ability: Prankster EVs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 176 Def / 64 SpD Adamant Nature - Reflect - Spirit Break - Taunt - Power Swap It may not do a particular role as well as other sets but role...
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    Pokémon Polteageist

    Perhaps you were thinking of Shell Smash -1 and Weak Armor -1? For what it's worth 28 Attack EVs would increase the chance of OHKO 25% and you'd only be giving up 1.5% of your Special Attack if you went that route, while gaining 4.2% Attack in return.
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    Is there some sort of detailed guide somewhere as to what items work/don't work in Dynamax? Is it just Choice items because their stuck-on-a-move downside is ignored by Dynamax moves? What I'm most curious about is: Leftovers and Life Orb (HP boost/recoil of 1/16 of pre or post-Dynamax?) Rocky...
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    GSC In-Game Tier List

    This logic built into this is faulty. The weaker Pokemon in the higher tier in places where there aren't clearly defined tiers (such as here which makes them technically not "tiers"), are going to be "less than a tier apart" than the stronger Pokemon a tier lower. It's like if each tier...
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    15/15/15/15 DVs are impossible (in most cases)

    Thanks, that widget is nice. I also just noticed the OP did specifically mention about Gengar, but also mentioned Golem, while Graveler is actually obtainable in the lowest floor of the (Yellow) Unknown Dungeon where it has an encounter rate of 25. So 15/15/15/7 but not 15/15/15/9 Golem is...
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    15/15/15/15 DVs are impossible (in most cases)

    Crystal_ said in his YouTube that Yellow slightly differs from Red/Blue but I checked some of my Pokemon I caught in Yellow and they did fit the pattern so it doesn't seem like it's wildly different at the very least. I'd look into it deeper myself but really just wanted to make sure I'm not...
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    GSC In-Game Tier List

    All I see you mention between level 20 and Morty (where you were Level 36) is the Rival battle. Was this not a time consuming process to get it to this point? How did you do it? I quite like Espeon but the process of training it just isn't all that smooth. At later levels though, it's pretty...
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    GSC In-Game Tier List

    Because we're comparing mons directly to one another though, we see why this "Speedy Normal" bunch should be close to one another. I don't think that such an oversight as Tauros A/Aipom D would have happened had Pokemon been looked at in categories. The way I look at it is that doing such a...
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    GSC In-Game Tier List

    The ratio is all that matters because any metric is relative, on a multiplicative level. So it’s not 50 vs 22, but rather 50/43 vs 22/19.2 (technically 22/18 but better not to truncate when doing math for more general concepts). The 2 added on does serve to slightly decrease the ratio...
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    Serious Ok Just think about this

    Wow, never heard this one before. Mind blown.
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    GSC In-Game Tier List

    I said "basically", because it's a good approximation. You can also factor in Aipom's slightly higher BP Return because it grows more levels. And multiplying a bigger number (with a badge boost) also gives you a bigger number. That doesn't negate any of the power gap. It could slightly widen...
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    GSC In-Game Tier List

    Pokemon should be judged at how good they are basically, for playing through the game. It's not about bumping up one Pokemon one tier, another Pokemon down another, etc. It's just about putting roughly equivalent Pokemon in roughly equivalent tiers (which should be obvious). And a Lv 43...
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    GSC In-Game Tier List

    I've used all of them, and I'm telling you how to put it into practice. Generally what you do is... attack. It's pretty simple, and the relationship between Theory-mon and Fact-mon is pretty simple and direct. Have you ever tried to catch a Tauros, much less one with good stats?
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    GSC In-Game Tier List

    Ok, my bad then. What should that grouping of normal types actually be ranked then? Tauros seems very C or B at best, and the rest of the grouping should be at least at Tauros's level imo. Aipom at D is pretty ridiculous. It is easy to train even with Headbutt and Punch moves at early...
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