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  1. chicobo329

    SPOILERS! Pokemon Sword and Shield Datamine Thread

    Trainers. I don't see any past-region surprises. Also no Pokemon higher than level 70. I hope it isn't too easy to overlevel yourself before postgame.
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    SPOILERS! Pokemon Sword and Shield Datamine Thread

    Looking at the item list it seems that as usual, Game Freak never cleans up their item indexes. It seem items from as old as Gen IV in here still!
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    SPOILERS! Pokemon Sword & Shield Pre-Release SPOILERS - Check Post 2!

    Uh, Delta Episode was pretty comprehensive in OR/AS I'd say.
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    SPOILERS! Pokemon Sword & Shield Pre-Release SPOILERS - Check Post 2!

    I'm pretty sure they're just jersey numbers. These are all styled just like a collectible sports card really, it's like an ingame trading card set.
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    SPOILERS! Pokemon Sword & Shield Pre-Release SPOILERS - Check Post 2!

    Hawlucha is really popular in speedruns at least, it's a main go-to in X/Y runs after a few prior main switches and is used extensively in Gen VII routing.
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    Pokémon Movepool Oddities & Explanations

    There's three examples that strike me as odd: Snorlax with High Horsepower was always a bit puzzling. The move's name in Japanese is '100,000 Horsepower' which doesn't make things any easier to understand. I'd love to see this move get some more distribution in the next games of this generation...
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    Resource LC SuMo Viability Rankings (updated @ post #204)

    Been a while since I've posted but regarding Porygon and Z-Conversion...can't you just Snatch it? Snatch has priority and in theory at least it should give you the +1 boosts instead and also uses up the opponent's one Z-move.
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    ORAS General Discussion - Mark 2 - Spoilers Inside

    Both Water Pulse and Shock Wave are former TMs that lost their status in Gen V. More importantly, they were TMs originally handed to you by Wallace/Juan and Wattson respectively. In OR/AS they will have to give you a different TM instead (likely Scald and Charge Beam). This explains why both of...
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    Move Dazzling Gleam

    I'm considering swapping Ice Beam for Dazzling Gleam on my Lanturn but I'm not sure how much help this may be since a lot of popular Ice-weak Pokemon are doubly so to it (Salamence and Garchomp for example). It gives a different sort of variety to your coverage but I feel like it doesn't give a...
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    Battle Mechanics Research

    I'm not sure if it's mentioned already, but Frisk appears to identify the items of all opposing Pokemon in doubles. A Duskull with Frisk in the Battle Maison identified both my Mienshao's Amulet Coin (that I forgot to remove :^P) and Tierno's Sitrus Berry on his Talonflame at once. Previously...
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    Pokémon Kangaskhan

    Focus Energy's effects do last more than one turn though if I remember correctly (unless Gen VI changed this to be just for one turn), and there are times where you can't Power Up Punch because of a Fighting immunity from a Ghost type like say, all the Aegislash running around. And what's to...
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    Pokémon Kangaskhan

    What's the viability of using something like Focus Energy now that it appears to give 50% crit chance? Or even Focus Energy and then double up Shadow Claw for two guaranteed crits and in general ignore opposing defensive boosts.
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    Pokémon Heliolisk

    How do you guys feel about this checking (not countering) Aegislash? It has a perfect typing for it by being immune to Shadow Sneak and resisting Iron Head, although that targets the weaker of its defenses still. It can Dark Pulse back for at least a fair amount of damage. The only knock on this...
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    Battle Mechanics Research

    Asking this question for clarification purposes. Does Bug Buzz, being a sound-based move, bypass Substitutes? Or do only strictly status moves and Boomburst bypass it? The OP mentions only status moves, but some threads around Uncharted Territory like Noivern's say that attacks can as well.
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    Pokémon XY Data Collection

    Heliolisk can learn many moves by TM such as Focus Blast, Low Sweep, Dark Pulse, and Grass Knot. But it CANNOT learn Solarbeam! Isn't it strange how a Pokemon based around the sun cannot use its signature move? :^P
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    XY Shiny Mon Imagebase

    A shiny Goomy that a friend of mine hatched from an egg! I'll take pics of it as it evolves.
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    TM Location Research [Complete]

    Can you be more specific about the location of TM53? There's no stairs in Route 20 that I see.
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    Pokémon XY Data Collection

    Not a battle mechanic per se, but it appears that Critical Captures are back. They are a feature from Gen V where sometimes a thrown Pokeball makes a jet engine-like sound and makes the Pokeball wiggle only once before capture. As I have been catching a lot of Pokemon, the mechanics seem to be...
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    Pokémon XY Data Collection Knock Off is now 65 power instead of 20! I couldn't take screenshots of my prior posts as I didn't have my camera ready. If you'd like me to run back with photo evidence of those, let me know.
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    Pokémon XY Data Collection

    Serebii's Discovery Thread mentioned this too, but Water Sport and Mud Sport last for five turns each now.