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    You are a type specialist in a hostile region. How do you best represent your chosen element?

    Thanks for the win, y'all. Fighting was fun, and now we get to return to my favorite region. "You? You think you can take on the Super-Ancient Pokemon? My team of the greatest beasts in these lands is all that could possibly contain them. Have at you!" So this trainer has been preparing for...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    I actually like the current setup. You have the NatDex order, AKA order these mons were introduced IRL, AKA the number used to refer to the mons. And then each region has it's own dex, where cross-gen evos are next to each other and mons are numbered(theoretically) by how far into the game...
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    You are a type specialist in a hostile region. How do you best represent your chosen element?

    Wow. I ALMOST managed a completely unique team except for the 2 fighters. Shocked that no one else used TTar, and only 1 other person used Garchomp. Those both felt fairly safe. Durant could work, but there were a lot of steel-types to choose from here, so I'm not hugely surprised. I think the...
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    Unpopular opinions

    I seriously never used the Masterball on random legendaries. That gets saved for Shinies that can kill themselves, because lol I am not messing around with Shiny Voltorb/Geodude/Beldum.
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    Little things you like about Pokémon

    My theory for this is make it a combo of double battles, teamups, you vs teamups, Horde vs 2, and a variant of Totem/SOS battles where you use 2 mons and the wild boss calls an ally any time it doesn't have one. Plus any other things I missed. Give us a game which really leans into the variety...
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    You are a type specialist in a hostile region. How do you best represent your chosen element?

    We. Hit. It. Harder. Standard massive dude with a punching bag and 6 mons who all have various ways of getting to a stupid-high attack stat. Poliwrath uses Belly Drum, Conk has Guts+Facade, Ditto steals your attacker, Durant has Hustle and LO, TTar just swings lol, and Garchomp MegaEvolves and...
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    SPOILERS! Mysteries and Conspiracies of Pokemon

    ...New thought: Can you? The daycare folks flat-out admit they have no clue what's going on. Parthenogenesis that requires sexual stimulation but otherwise does not use anything from a second parent is uncommon but not unheard of. And it's possible for there to be obligate parthenogenesis in...
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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    True, but the previous 2 gyms were Flying and Bug. The game has already been pushing you towards those two mons(and I don't think it's a coincidence that Machop ALSO resists Rollout). Plus, she's much more reasonable to just spam down, especially given this is when you get Headbutt/Elemental...
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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    I think there's also an element of...Whitney is deliberate. Miltank has solid all-around stats, a good movepool, and is generally punishing. Clefairy comes with Metronome and Encore to make savescumming harder. But she's not overleveled, there's counters available(Onix, Geodude, Machop), and...
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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    It's particularly egregious that the original GSC has the majority of the female gym leaders be difficult to get the badge from. Claire and Whitney both get "emotional" and refuse to give it to you. Misty and Jasmine are both MIA when you visit their gyms. Sabrina, Janine, and Erika are the only...
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    Unpopular opinions

    There's three other points to make with it: It could not use an item. It could not DMax. It's ability was stupid-broken as well. Which is a good example of how restrictions on a mon really don't matter much unless they're overbearing. No item and no DMax(a legit busted mechanic) would normally...
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    You are a type specialist in a hostile region. How do you best represent your chosen element?

    First off, I agree, keep it to top 5. I'm also in the boat of "vote yourself", since there's no mechanism in place to stop it, and unilateral disarmament is usually not a good plan. Besides, I like my teams and think they should win. :) I was surprised not to see more people doing what I did...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    One of the things about Pokemon that's odd is that losing isn't either free or a game over. In some RPGs, if you lose, you just die. And the game is built with that expectation in mind, you're expected to save often in multiple slots and the game rarely if ever keeps you from leaving an area to...
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    Unpopular opinions

    SwSh leaders are plenty hard if the player bans Dynamax. Otherwise, yeah, paper-thin. My thing with leaders is that...hard isn't what I'd want from them. I want leaders that force the player to learn something about the game. Type matchups are something, but not just that. Give one leader a...
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    SPOILERS! Mysteries and Conspiracies of Pokemon

    I'm shocked we never got a generic "STAB Beam" of some sort that just matches your primary type and has ~80 BP. We went like 3 gens where Hidden Power was the best STAB some types got and there's still occasional weird mons that are desperate for at least one of their two STABs(not to mention...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Rob, Oppress, Chase, Kill, Extort, Terrify! I mean, it's still bad and cringe, but at least it makes some sense. And since it's just a list of crimes/bad actions, you could do something like this in every language and get roughly the same result, even if individual crimes vary wildly. There's no...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    I'm sure, like a lot of things, it was just the designers trying things to see what works. Specifically, though, what it let them do gameplay-wise is give the player a choice that opens certain areas and closes others, each with unique rewards. Given how much Hoenn leaned into backtracking...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    I'm pretty sure that route specifically is why my "Rebalance all HMs to be interesting in-and-out-of-battle" fix would be to turn Rock Climb into "Go up ledges" instead of "climb specific walls". Jagged Pass (Hoenn, below Mt Chimney) is an example of how this works in practice, where it's...
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    You are a type specialist in a hostile region. How do you best represent your chosen element?

    I call this team "Volkner needed to commit to the bit." 5 electric types, led by a mon that gets an electric-type alternate form(I refuse to try to make Pichu work ESPECIALLY in a gen without Eviolite). Standard lead Golem, physical priority Raichu, the standard annoying Pachirisu, Luxio to set...
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    You are a type specialist in a hostile region. How do you best represent your chosen element?

    No problem, as I said, I know there's a LOT of things to handle with this sort of thread. It feels like Dark is the type with the clearest "off-type" associations. The numbers don't necessarily reflect that, but the designated "evil types" being Dark/Poison/Ghost, the number of mons that got a...
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