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    Pokémon Movepool Oddities & Explanations

    I thought: "Oh, that's probably because summoning hurricanes is more Lugia's thing. The devs probably just want to distingish between the two". So I checked Lugia's movepool, and it doesn't get hurricane either, not naturally anyway. The only way to get Lugia with hurricane is from an event...
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    Little things you like about Pokémon

    That's right. The whole scene is like a "it's right behind me, isn't it?" meme. The thrifty Megasmart is really the best setting and execution among the trials in the original SM. I think the only other trial that comes close in creativity and humour is Kiawe's trial. Most of the others are...
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    Little things you like about Pokémon

    That one cutscene in Pokemon SM after you beat Acerola's trial. There is a hard to spot Mimikyu sneaking through the background just as Acerola is saying that she feels chills from getting so scared. It's like the only piece of subtlety in all of the cutscene's in SM. I also like how the audio...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    I have used it in Platinum in a challenge run. You can catch it on route 213 at a reasonable level, so you can technically get it before Maylene, I think. It has a pretty fun focus energy sniper build, and its matchups aren't terrible in Platinum. The game even straight up gives you the...
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    Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver In-Game Tier List (MkII)

    I'm going to set my foot down for Tentacool. If other post surf waters can be considered for A, like Chincou and Lapras, surely Tentacool should be as well. It has similar power to the aforementioned, but it's significantly faster and doesn't require a detour. It's one of the few Pokemon in the...
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    Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver In-Game Tier List (MkII)

    Meganium to B/C Pros: perfect availability, great bulk, good speed for a tank, easy access to screen support, good midgame Cons: Johto is incredibly biased against grass types, lacks power, terrible coverage, below average E4 performance Tentacruel to A Pros: great speed tier, amazing STAB...
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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    I actually think Whitney is a great boss. She may be annoying to deal with, but she's one of the few bosses where you often have to use an entire team to take her Miltank down. Have one team member lower its damage with growl or reflect, have another use leer or screech to lower its defense and...
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    Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver In-Game Tier List (MkII)

    thoughts on tiering so far: Meganium: I'm leaning towards B for now. Johto is absolutely brutal to grass types (seriously, literally all of grass' good matchups are in Kanto), so reallly I'm surprised with how well it holds up. It's midgame is actually great, with three back to back sweeps...
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    Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver In-Game Tier List (MkII)

    I feel like doing another run. I'm using Chikorita, Tentacool (earliest available version), Pineco and Stantler. Now, I feel like this does need some further discussion. I realise that it is a bit unfair to say Chikorita has a good matchup against Falkner even though it doesn't actually do...
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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    I have swept HGSS Bruno with a swords dance Raticate before, it's really that bad. I'm sure even something like Farfetched could sweep Bruno by abusing Hitmontop's terrible movepool. I also just want to mention that I really don't think a better AI would save Bruno from something like...
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    fighting fire with fire - a Pokemon Platinum challenge run

    Preparing for the Elite Four Before tackling the E4, I first have to fly all over the place to run some errands. I need to get rid of cut on Bibarel to make room for waterfall, I have to get ice fang on Gliscor, and I have to buy a thunder and natural gift tm just in case. I also get some...
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    fighting fire with fire - a Pokemon Platinum challenge run

    Road to Canalave City After beating Wake and dealing with team Plasma in the Great Marsh, I fly to Solaceon Town. Route 210 has some pretty tough trainers and the shadow ball tm. That tm is going to be important for Lucian, and I´m sure you can guess which Pokemon I´m going to use it on...
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    fighting fire with fire - a Pokemon Platinum challenge run

    In preparation to Fantina Fantina was my most feared opponent because she has a fast and strong Mismagius with a STAB shadow ball that is always super effective. I have to cheese my way past this somehow. I considered three options: Haunter, Driflbim and Rotom. Haunter can try to outspeed and...
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    fighting fire with fire - a Pokemon Platinum challenge run

    Introduction You might recall that I did a challenge run of Pokemon SS and Pokemon Black a while back. While those games weren´t easy to complete the Fire VS Fire challenge in, they weren´t too hard either. That´s why I want to try the challenge in a game that is more challenging in general...
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    Challenge Choose Carefully - Playing through Platinum with 1PP moves (Completed!)

    I love how these kinds of challenges really bring out underrated Pokemon with peculiar movepools. I don't think I've ever seen bide Pachirisu being so useful. I can already see it exploiting super fang later on, if you decide to keep it around.
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    Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver In-Game Tier List (MkII)

    I decided to get Seel right after beating Morty. After that, I tackled the Team Rocket Hideout before going to Chuck. This is not really optimal, because it basically means I had to cross route 41 SIX times, but I think it's the most fair to Seel. My thoughts so far. Noctowl: it...
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    Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver In-Game Tier List (MkII)

    I'm bored... I'm gonna use Noctowl, Venomoth, Primeape and Dewgong.
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    Pokémon Unite

    Can't wait for Pokemon TD, Pokemon racing and Pokemon at the Olympic Games.
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    Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver In-Game Tier List (MkII)

    I have to do a small correction regarding Mr. Mime's matchup against Jasmine. He gets focus blast, which should vastly improve that matchup. I just noticed this too late. Nominations: Cyndaquil -> A tier Pros: great stats, perfect availability, good early game, nucluear fire...
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