Max. Optimizer's Trouser Pouch Monstrosity Répertoire ft. Ribbon Masters™, RNGs, SRs, & More

Max. Optimizer

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September 16th 2021
3 new Pokémon
Shout-out to Lego for the amazing Pokémon.
The Azelf and the Terrakion are further fruitful personal Gen 7 Wormhole RNG projects.

{#012 - Lego's ❝Kuranda❞} - NFT
❝the Triumphant❞

OT: Lego\01390 (XD Gale of Darkness) ‹

IVs: HT(28)/0/HT(29)/HT(28)/HT(30)/31 - Docile (Timid Mint)\Compound Eyes (♀)
EV'd: Sleep Powder, Substitute, Quiver Dance, Hurricane
[76 HP / 180 SpA / 252 Spe]

This Pokémon was snagged from Miror B in Pyrite Colosseum.
I received this Pokémon from Lego who RNG Abused it himself in Pokémon XD Gale of Darkness.
For Lego, the nickname Kuranda is a personal reference to a small town in Far North Queensland, Australia, nestled amongst tropical rainforest.
It is home to a butterfly sanctuary that he was lucky enough to visit on a childhood holiday back in 2004 after seeing it on a travel television show. Lego received assistance with this project from Skadiv in Gen 4 and Gen 8.
Lego entrusted me with this Butterfree as a parting gift when stepping down from his authority position in our community.
This scenario bears a bittersweet resemblance to the iconic ❝Bye-Bye Butterfree❞ episode from the Pokémon anime, when Ash releases his Butterfree.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.
In this sense, I wish my good friend Lego only the best of luck as he embarks for new horizons in life.​



(#482 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Zahid❞
)

❝the Strutter❞
Non-Redis

OT: Christophe | ID: 241345 | Ultra Space Wilds (Alola)
Timid | Levitate | RNG: CitraRNG
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
EV'd: Nasty Plot, Psyshock, Fire Blast, Dazzling Gleam
{4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp, the eponymous Magic: The Gathering card.
❝I do as I please, little mortal. Do go on about your wishes, though—they amuse me to no end.❞



(#639 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Aldébaran❞
)

❝the Strutter❞
Credits for the nickname go to Kanon90 - Non-Redis

OT: Christophe | ID: 241345 | Ultra Space Wilds (Alola)
Jolly | Justified | RNG: CitraRNG
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
EV'd: Stone Edge, Close Combat, Rock Slide, Toxic
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the Taurus Aldebaran, one of the 12 Gold Saints from Masami Kurumada's ❝Saint Seiya❞ manga series.
 

Max. Optimizer

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October 1st 2021
3 new Pokémon
Shout-out to Kanon90 for the amazing Pokémon.
The Giratina is a further fruitful personal Gen 7 Wormhole RNG project.
I would like to welcome the opportunity to state that my thanks are graciously extended to Lego for hosting the amazing raid.

(#245 - Kanon90's ❝Dana❞
)

❝the Royal Master❞
Received from Kanon90 - NFT

OT: Killy | ID: 45555 | Johto (Crystal)
Bold | Inner Focus (H) | RNG: Soft-Reset
IVs: 31 | 17 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
EV'd: Roar, Snarl, Tailwind, Scald
{252 HP / 116 Def / 4 SpA / 84 SpD / 52 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous character from Nihon Falcom's ❝Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana❞ action role-playing game.
❝We are not the tools of any higher power. Each of us is the very embodiment of free will. Even so, there comes a time in every man's life when he must answer a call to destiny beyond human understanding.❞
❝How will you respond when that moment strikes you? Truly, nothing is more awe-inspiring than one who unceasingly pushes himself beyond the threshold of his courage and will.❞
❝I had hoped to embody such an ideal myself. Even now, many decades later, my awe for her remains unwavering.❞



(#487 - Max. Optimizer's ❝FU❞
)

❝the Strutter❞
Credits for the nickname go to Kanon90 - Non-Redis

OT: Christophe | ID: 241345 | Ultra Space Wilds (Alola)
Adamant | Levitate | RNG: CitraRNG
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
EV'd (Gen 7): Shadow Force, Shadow Sneak, Dragon Claw, Earthquake
EV'd (Gen 8+): Poltergeist, Shadow Sneak, Dragon Claw, Earthquake
{252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous prince from Grasshopper Manufacture's ❝No More Heroes III❞ action-adventure hack-and-slash video game.
❝I'm a goddamn superhero.❞
Note: This Giratina took 259 Beast Balls to catch.



(#727 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Sundari❞ ♀
)

❝the Rank Master❞
Den RNG Abused by Lego - Credits for the nickname go to Kanon90

OT: Christophe | ID: 857696 | in a Pokémon Den (Galar)
Impish | Intimidate (H) | RNG: Den (by Lego)
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31
EV'd: Flare Blitz, Throat Chop, Fake Out, Parting Shot
{252 HP / 4 Atk / 164 Def / 44 SpD / 44 Spe}

Sundari is a female tiger cup that usurped the territory of Machali, her mother, and drove her out.
The nickname was chosen for this Incineroar, as her cutthroat nature goes in tandem with the move Throat Chop.
For more information, please check the entry of the Incineroar named ❝Machali❞ and ❝Jhumaroo❞.
 

Max. Optimizer

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October 16th 2021
4 new Pokémon
Shout-out to Kanon90 and Sephirona for the amazing Pokémon.
Shout-out to u/Mr_Navillus from r/SVExchange for hatching the egg for me.
The Froslass is a further fruitful personal Gen 7 Hatching RNG project.
The Zarude is my first ever fruitful personal Pokémon GO project.

(#195 - Sephirona's ❝Spekkio❞ ♂
)

❝the Living Legend❞
Received from Sephirona - NFT

OT: Rona | ID: 00099 | Pyrite Town (Orre)
Relaxed | Water Absorb (Gen 7) Unaware (H) (Gen 8+) | RNG: ColoRNG
IVs: 31 | HT(30) | HT(30) | HT(30) | HT(30) | 0 (HP Fighting)
EV'd: Toxic, Scald, Earthquake, Recover
{252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous Pink Nu from Square's ❝Chrono Trigger❞ who refers to himself as the ❝Master of War❞.
The ID number was chosen and RNG Abused to represent the number 99, the highest possible level in the game, and the level Spekkio is encountered at.
The ❝Master❞ Ball was chosen to match the color palette, but also because he is the ❝Master❞ of War.



(#249 - Kanon90's ❝Shudo❞
)

❝the Great Friend❞
Received from Kanon90 - NFT

OT: Onishi | ID: 23719 | Johto (Silver)
Timid | Multiscale (H) | RNG: Soft-Reset
IVs: 31 | 8 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
EV'd: Substitute, Toxic, Whirlwind, Roost
{248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe}

Her nickname is a reference to the eponymous Japanese scriptwriter and novelist Takeshi Shudo who originally created Lugia exclusively for the ❝Pokémon The Movie 2000: The Power of One❞ movie.
❝Since Lugia was a Pokémon I designed myself solely for the new movie, I was surprised it ended up getting used later in the games and TV show. [...] Actually, I thought of Lugia as a Pokémon exclusive to the movies.❞
Sadly enough, Lugia was given birth through Shudo's substance abuse, as he was under strong influence of alcohol and pills when writing for the anime and the first three movies:
❝If I can't drink, I take tranquilizers. When I get a little bit high, it helps me sort out all my confused thoughts. However, when it comes to alcohol and drugs, you need to know your limit...❞
❝[Like] if I start to think that 1 plus 1 doesn't necessarily equal 2... when these become difficult, it means I'm drunk.❞
Her original code name was ❝Pokémon X❞, a creature ❝different from Pokémon❞, since she had to ❝symbolize life for humans, too❞.
❝She's a symbol of life, but also of coexistence. X symbolizes deep ocean currents and created life on Earth. It's a maternal Pokémon❞.
❝One of the regrets I have about writing the second Pokémon movie was that I didn't push back on the gender assigned to Lugia.❞
❝Although its gender isn't addressed in the plot, it's given a male voice... [but] it's a maternal Pokémon...❞
Shudo wrote a lot about Lugia in the year before he died, but it was the loss of its maternal identity that pained him the most.
The cause of his death was a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is essentially a brain bleed whose risk factors include cigarettes and alcohol.
It was Shudo's substance abuse that fueled his writing and gave birth to Lugia, but sadly, it may also have been what killed him.
Credits for the research and transcript go to maxmoefoe and DidYouKnowGaming?.



(#478 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Akiko❞ ♀
)

❝the Strutter❞

OT: Tsuki | ID: 833886 | Mount Lanakila (Alola)
Timid | Cursed Body (H) | TSV: 0320
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
EMs: Disable, Fake Tears, Spikes, Weather Ball
EV'd: Taunt, Spikes, Icy Wind, Destiny Bond
{4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to Akiko Kinoshita from the ❝Snow Woman's Legend❞ murder case in Gosho Ayoama's ❝Detective Conan❞ manga series.
In this case, actress Akiko Kinoshita's is murdered by her body double Yoko Asanuma out of jealousy, as Akiko would always get to enjoy the full fame and recognition.
After forging a suicide letter, Yoko drugged Akiko and knocked her out when they were out skiing.
She later took off her ski outfit and put a white kimono on her, burying Akiko in the snow, which would cause her a deathly hypothermia.



(#893 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Fred❞)
❝the Once Well-Trained❞
Non-Redis

OT: Christophe | ID: 099699 | Pokémon GO
Serious (Jolly Mint) | Leaf Guard | Search for Zarude! Limited-time Special Research
IVs: HT(25) | HT(25) | HT(21) | 25 | HT(21) | HT(7)
EV'd: Bulk Up, Jungle Healing, Power Whip, Darkest Lariat
{252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous chacma baboon from Cape Town, South Africa.
Fred came to international attention as the leader of a baboon ❝gang❞ which developed a reputation for raiding homes and cars, assaulting and interfering with local residents and tourists, and stealing food.
Human negligence and ❝misguided efforts❞ were blamed for Fred's ❝demise❞, as he was euthanized shortly after his capture.
❝Because people want to love, laugh at and be entertained by baboons, they start a cycle of events that can lead to tragedy, as in the case of this baboon❞, the city said, adding
❝He targets cars with bags and visible food, but it is his ability to open closed car doors that surprised everyone❞.
The nickname was chosen for Zarude, considering the ❝Rogue Monkey Pokémon❞, living in packs, is considered ❝incredibly aggressive❞.
 
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Awesome stuff MO; love all of these and Rona's RM name reference to CT (Chrono Trigger) :) and Kanon PLEASE STOP GETTING SHINIES :0 :psywoke:
 

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October 29th 2021
2 new Pokémon
Shout-out to imYati for the amazing Pokémon.
Shout-out to u/__--_---_- from r/SVExchange for hatching the egg for me.
The Drapion is a further fruitful personal Gen 7 Hatching RNG project.

(#452 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Orion❞ ♂
)

❝the Great Friend❞

OT: Ramuné | ID: 664798 | Shady House (Alola)
Jolly | Battle Armor | TSV: 1357
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
EMs: Whirlwind, Night Slash, Pursuit, Twineedle
EV'd: Swords Dance, Poison Jab, Earthquake, Knock Off
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous character from German poet, fiction and non-fiction writer, and dramatist Christa Reinig's 1968 parabel ❝Der Skorpion❞ (❝The Scorpion❞).
The parabel revolves around Orion, a man that she labels ❝a scorpion❞, and the world full or prejucide he finds himself in.
His eyes are close together, his eyebrows are bushy, and the shape of his mouth appears to signal cruelty.
While he is in fact a kind and gentle soul, society tells him that his physical appearance is connected to characteristics such as deceitfulness, irascibility, and a tendency to criminality.
He eventually internalizes the societal prejudice and is convinced that he is a bad person, causing him to become a shy recluse, spending most of his days reading books.
One day, however, he leaves his house to go buy a new book and tries to be a good person (the one that he really is) to the people that he meets on his way to the book shop.
In the library, he discovers that the book he wanted is too expensive and he puts it back onto the shelf and picks another one.
However, a book connoisseur tells him that he had been looking for this specific book for ages and ❝the scorpion❞ generously lets him have it.
As a reward for his good deed, the shop owner tells him that he can have the expensive book he originally wanted for cheaper.
❝The scorpion❞, visibly happy, wants to shake hands with the shop owner in order to express his genuine gratitude.
However, since he is holding the book with both hands, he unvoluntarily ends up handing the man his venomous tail instead, killing him in the process.
Christa Reinig chose the symbol of the scorpion, as it also suffers from human prejudice: only roughly 40 to 50 out of 1500 kinds are venomous enough to kill people.
She warns about societal stigmatisation and the related self-fulfilling prophecy.
The nickname was chosen for Drapion, since it is based on a scorpion and since its overall design bears a striking resemblance to Orion's physique.



(#880 - imYati's ❝Martin❞
)

❝the Rank Master❞
Received from imYati - Non-Redis

OT: imYati | ID: 680072 | Route 6 (Galar)
Serious (Brave Mint) | Hustle | Fossil Restoration
IVs: 31 | HT(16) | HT(0) | 31 | 31 | 0
EV'd: Bolt Beak, Earthquake, Fire Fang, Dragon Claw
{252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous American avian paleontologist Larry Dean Martin.
The Yanornis martini species of the Yanornis genus, fish-eating Early Cretaceous birds, was named after him.
The name is derived from the combination of the Mandarin Chinese word Yàn niǎo (燕鸟), meaning ❝bird from the Yan dynasty❞ and the Ancient Greek word ornis (ορνις), meaning ❝bird❞.
Much like how Cara Liss restores Dracozolt with the bird head and the drake's lower body, a Yanornis martini was placed on a Microraptor to create the Archaeoraptor, a notorious case of a fossil ❝Frankenstein❞.
For more information, please check the entry of the Dracozolt named ❝Czerkas❞.
 
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Hello Max!

Comment vas tu?
Long timeno see! Can i ask you some cute and useful Pokemons?

I am indeed interested in Martin, Paolomulu, and the wonderdum Akiko.

If you don't want I'll completely understand! I'll be back on the trading scene soon.

Have a superbe Thursday!
See you.
 

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Hello Max!

Comment vas tu?
Long timeno see! Can i ask you some cute and useful Pokemons?

I am indeed interested in Martin, Paolomulu, and the wonderdum Akiko.

If you don't want I'll completely understand! I'll be back on the trading scene soon.

Have a superbe Thursday!
See you.
Salut Gaudi,

Cela fait déjà longtemps qu'on ne s'est plus vu.
J'espère que tu vas bien. Je suis très occupé en ce moment, mais je peux quand même t'aider avec ces Pokémons.
Tu peux m'envoyer un message sur Discord et on va s'arranger.

A bientôt!
 

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December 16th 2021
4 new Pokémon
Shout-out to Bobbyzchoo for the amazing Pokémon.
Shout-out to u/redrooster55 and u/shinybidoof11from r/SVExchange for hatching the eggs for me.
The Aggron, the Glalie, and the Bisharp are further fruitful personal Gen 7 Hatching RNG projects.

(#306 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Vordt❞ ♂
)

❝the Strutter❞

OT: James | ID: 623000 | Mount Lanakila (Alola)
Adamant | Rock Head | TSV: 0707
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
EMs: Stealth Rock, Head Smash, Iron Head, Endeavor
EV'd: Heavy Slam, Head Smash, Earthquake, Aqua Tail
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to Vordt of the Boreal Valley, the eponymous boss from FromSoftware's ❝Dark Souls III❞.



(#362 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Achim❞ ♂)
❝the Great Friend❞

OT: Christophe | ID: 473314 | Shady House (Alola)
Naïve | Inner Focus | RNG: Hatching
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
EMs: Hex, Fake Tears, Spikes, Weather Ball
EV'd: Spikes, Taunt, Ice Beam, Explosion
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous character from German author Margret Steenfatt's 1984 short story ❝Im Spiegel❞ (❝In The Mirror❞).
The short story revolves around the emotional outburst of Achim, a 15 year old boy, trapped in a prejudicial family home that keeps telling him that he is ❝nothing❞, that he does ❝nothing❞, and that he will always stay ❝nothing❞.
After a dispute with his parents, he stares at his pale and expressionless reflection in the mirror.
He grabs a box with tubes of paint from underneath his bed and repaints his face in the mirror with white, black, and blue colors.
The story ends with Achim using his fist to smash the mirror, as well as the painted ❝mask❞ he had been forced to wear.
He packs his bag and leaves his room to meet up with ❝his people❞.
The nickname was chosen for a regular Glalie, since the color palette matches all of the mask's cold colors, incidentally also matching Glalie's Ice typing.
The moveset with a Naïve nature and Explosion was chosen, as Achim's outburst allows him to break free from his childish naïveté by smashing the mirror.
❝Du kannst nichts❞, sagten sie, ❝du machst nichts❞, ❝aus dir wird nichts.❞ ❝Nichts. Nichts. Nichts.❞



(#625 - Max. Optimizer's ❝William❞ ♂
)

❝the Once Well-Trained❞

OT: Polly | ID: 611856 | Route 1 (Alola)
Jolly | Defiant | TSV: 2423
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
EMs: Psycho Cut, Quick Guard, Pursuit, Sucker Punch
EV'd: Iron Head, Knock Off, Sucker Punch, Swords Dance
{252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to chess player William McCrum who, during a tournament in Dayton in 1969, defeated his opponent in only 5 moves, checkmating the white king with a black bishop.
1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 4. Nf3 g5 5. h3 Bg3# 0-1



(#892 - BilloPS' ❝Hercules❞ ♂)
❝the Rank Master❞
Received from Bobbyzchoo - NFT

OT: Billo | ID: 590970 | the Master Dojo (Galar)
Adamant | Unseen Fist | RNG: Soft-Reset
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 12 | 31 | 31
EV'd: Surging Strikes, Close Combat, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous male grizzly bear owned and trained by Scottish wrestler Andy Robin.
The bear appeared on the UK wrestling circuit before eventually also becoming known as an actor.
The nickname is derived from the Roman equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, son of Jupiter and the mortal Alcmene, known for his strength.
 
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(Checking out your thread)

Hmmm....... (Thinking)......

(Reading your rules first)

Hey Max, What's Up? :)

I'm looking for a female sobble, a female scorbunny, and a female grookey with Hidden abilities that I can use to breed my own.

If I may ask, do you have any of those?

The IVs don't matter and it doesn't matter to me if they are Shiny or not.

If you don't see anything on my thread that you want in return and if you choose to decline my request, that's fine. I'll respect your decision. ;)
 

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(Checking out your thread)

Hmmm....... (Thinking)......

(Reading your rules first)

Hey Max, What's Up? :)

I'm looking for a female sobble, a female scorbunny, and a female grookey with Hidden abilities that I can use to breed my own.

If I may ask, do you have any of those?

The IVs don't matter and it doesn't matter to me if they are Shiny or not.

If you don't see anything on my thread that you want in return and if you choose to decline my request, that's fine. I'll respect your decision. ;)
Long time no see, Diabolico.

I'm doing well, thanks for asking.
I hope that the same goes for you as well.

I can give you a breedject of each one for free, no problem.
I'll send you a private message once you can pick them up.
 

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January 12th 2022
4 new Pokémon
Shout-out to u/Ecksel from r/SVExchange for hatching the egg for me.
The Blastoise, the Hypno, and the Aggron are further fruitful personal Gen 7 Hatching RNG projects.
The Registeel is a further fruitful personal Gen 7 Wormhole RNG project.

(#009 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Pieck❞ ♀
)

❝the Once Well-Trained❞

OT: Christophe | ID: 951895 | Route 1 (Alola)
Modest | Rain Dish (H) | TSV: 0196
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
EMs: Fake Out, Water Spout, Aqua Jet, Aura Sphere
EV'd (Gen 7): Water Pulse, Dark Pulse, Aura Sphere, Rapid Spin
EV'd (Gen 8+): Shell Smash, Scald, Water Spout, Ice Beam
{8 HP / 252 SpA / 248 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to Pieck Finger from Hajime Isayama's ❝Attack on Titan❞ manga series, host of the Cart Titan.
❝I don't trust Marley. I pray that Eldians will be freed. But I do trust those who've fought beside me!❞



(#097 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Trelawney❞ ♀
)

❝the Great Friend❞

OT: Serra | ID: 591708 | Route 1 (Alola)
Timid | Insomnia | TSV: 2474
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
EMs: Barrier, Guard Swap, Role Play, Psycho Cut
EV'd: Nasty Plot, Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Focus Blast
{252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous character from J. K. Rowling's ❝Harry Potter❞ book series.
This is an homage to ❝Trelawney❞, the first Drowzee I ever caught in my Pokémon Blue game back in 1999, as well as the first Pokémon I ever nicknamed.
❝My dear, you have the Grim.❞



(#306 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Bazuso❞ ♂
)

❝the Strutter❞

OT: Christophe | ID: 649412 | Route 1 (Alola)
Careful | Rock Head | TSV: 0581
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
EMs: Stealth Rock, Head Smash, Iron Head, Endeavor
EV'd (Gen 7): Heavy Slam, Head Smash, Toxic, Stealth Rock
EV'd (Gen 8+): Body Press, Head Smash, Toxic, Stealth Rock
{248 HP / 252 SpD / 8 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to Bazuso, the Grey Knight from Kentaro Miura's ❝Berserk❞ manga series.



(#379 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Von Stroheim❞
)

❝the Strutter❞
Credits for the nickname go to Kommo-o - Non-Redis

OT: Christophe | ID: 241345 | Ultra Space Wilds (Alola)
Careful | Clear Body | RNG: CitraRNG
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
EV'd (Gen 7): Stealth Rock, Toxic, Protect, Iron Head
EV'd (Gen 8+): Stealth Rock, Toxic, Iron Defense, Body Press
{252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous character from the 2nd part of Hirohiko Araki's ❝JoJo's Bizarre Adventure❞ manga series.
❝BRRRRRRRRRRRRRAKA MONOGA DOITSU NO KAGAKU WA SEKAI ICHIIIIIII❞
 
Heyo Max, a few of your mons caught my eye and so I'm here to rob you blind. Interested in Zayn (Lycanroc-Dusk), Killua (Zeraora), as well as pilica12's Annabel (Magearna). Could you please CMT when you have the opportunity, and let me know if anything interests you?

Thanks!
 

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Heyo Max, a few of your mons caught my eye and so I'm here to rob you blind. Interested in Zayn (Lycanroc-Dusk), Killua (Zeraora), as well as pilica12's Annabel (Magearna). Could you please CMT when you have the opportunity, and let me know if anything interests you?

Thanks!
Greetings, thanks for your interest.

I got all 3 Pokémon ready for you, I had to re-transfer the Magearna to Gen 8, so you need to get the 2 ribbons and the new moveset yourself.
I currently don't really need anything in return, I'll let you have them for free.
If I ever need any breedables in the future, I'll gladly let you know, though!

Feel free to send me a message on Discord and we'll set up a trade.
 

Max. Optimizer

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March 6th 2022
4 new Pokémon
Shout-out to The Chaotician for the amazing Pokémon.
Shout-out to u/proflayton123 from r/SVExchange for hatching the egg for me.
The Ninetales and the Magnezone are further fruitful personal Gen 7 Hatching RNG projects.

(#038 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Hayley❞ ♀
)

❝the Great Friend❞

OT: Sarada | ID: 565466 | Route 1 (Alola)
Timid | Snow Warning (H) | TSV: 3133
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
EMs: Encore, Moonblast, Freeze-Dry, Hypnosis
EV'd: Aurora Veil, Freeze-Dry, Encore, Grudge
{252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the singer Hayley Williams of the band ❝Paramore❞.
The band produced a song, called ❝Grudges❞, which is, fittingly enough, the focal point of this moveset featured in this RMT by Mimikyu Stardust.
In addition to this, the nickname was chosen, as Ninetales' Hidden Ability summons a blowing hailstorm when it enters the battle.
The Heavy Ball was chosen, not only because it matches the color palette, but also because grudges can weigh heavily on one's soul.
❝Stop asking why, why we had to waste so much time❞
❝Well, we just pick up, pick up and start again❞
❝'Cause we can't keep holding onto grudges❞



(#462 - Max. Optimizer's ❝GLaDOS❞
)

❝the Great Friend❞
Credits for the nickname go to Sephirona

OT: Christophe | ID: 594315 | Route 1 (Alola)
Timid | Magnet Pull | TSV: 1108
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | HT(30) | 31 | HT(30) (HP Fire)
EV'd (Gen 7): Volt Switch, Flash Cannon, Thunderbolt, Hidden Power
EV'd (Gen 8+): Iron Defense, Body Press, Thunderbolt, Toxic
{4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous artificially superintelligent computer system from Valve's ❝Portal❞.
❝How are you holding up? Because I'm a potato.❞



(#889 - The Chaotician's ❝Pridwen❞)
❝the Rank Master❞
Received from The Chaotician - Credits for the nickname go to Kanon90 - NFT

OT: M®★J | ID: 693341 | Pokémon GO
Careful | Dauntless Shield | Caught at a ★★★★★ raid
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | HT(30)
EV'd: Rest, Close Combat, Howl, Behemoth Bash
{252 HP / 64 Def / 132 SpD / 60 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to King Arthur's eponymous shield in ❝Historia regum Britanniae❞, Geoffrey of Monmouth's pseudohistorical account of British history.
❝Arthur lorica tanto rege digna indutus, auream galeam simulacro draconis insculptam capiti adaptat❞
❝humeris quoque suis clipeum uocabulo Pridwen, in quo imago sanctae Mariae Dei genitricis inpicta ipsum in memoriam ipsius saepissime reuocabat.❞
❝Accinctus etiam Caliburno gladio optimo et in insula Auallonis fabricato, lancea dextram suam decorat, quae nomine Ron uocabatur.❞



(#898 - The Chaotician's ❝Herne❞)
❝the Rank Master❞
Received from The Chaotician - NFT

OT: M®★J | ID: 142857 | the Crown Shrine (Galar)
Timid | As One - Unnerve Grim Neigh | RNG: Soft-Reset
IVs: 31 | 28 | 31 | HT(30) | 31 | 31
EV'd: Astral Barrage, Psyshock, Leaf Storm, Future Sight
{252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous character from William Shakespeare's play ❝The Merry Wives of Windsor❞.
One day, Herne the Hunter assists the king during a hunt and ends up getting gored by a mysterious stag.
The unconscious Herne, however, is found by the Devil who offers him a pact: in return for his life being saved, Herne has to wear the stag's antlers.
Upon his return at the royal court, however, he finds himself being ousted.
Unable to return to his old life, he decides to hang himself in the forest.
His spiteful ghost, however, continues to ride on his ghostly steed across the king's hunting grounds with the vow to protect the wild game that he used to hunt for the king.
❝There is an old tale goes, that Herne the Hunter❞
❝Doth all the winter-time, at still midnight❞
❝Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns;❞
❝And there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle,❞
❝And makes milch-kine yield blood, and shakes a chain❞
❝In a most hideous and dreadful manner.❞
❝You have heard of such a spirit, and well you know❞
❝The superstitious idle-headed eld❞
❝Receiv'd, and did deliver to our age❞
❝This tale of Herne the Hunter for a truth.❞
 
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I'm very late in stopping by but I really do have to publicly thank my friend Max. Optimizer for providing me with copies of Kusanagi and Abelardo for my VGC purposes. A last minute team change meant that they unfortunately couldn't make it to the main stage in Salt Lake City, but I used them in the March International Challenge which took place about a week and a half ago where I was also able to secure a great placement.

Thank you for helping me out and cheering me on, Chris. We keep moving forward.
 

Max. Optimizer

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March 27th 2022
3 new Pokémon
Shout-out to u/rlawodn0302 from r/SVExchange for hatching the egg for me.
The Raticate, the Muk, and the Drapion are further fruitful personal Gen 7 Hatching RNG projects.

(#020 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Jürgen❞ ♂
)

❝the Great Friend❞

OT: Christophe | ID: 385623 | Route 1 (Alola)
Adamant | Hustle | TSV: 3770
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
EMs: Snatch, Reversal, Final Gambit, Counter
EV'd: Swords Dance, Double-Edge, Knock Off, Sucker Punch
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to the eponymous character from German writer Wolfgang Borchert's 1947 short story ❝Nachts schlafen die Ratten doch❞ (❝Rats sleep at Night❞).
In the ruins of an unnamed German city that got bombed during World War II, nine-year-old Jürgen keeps watch.
An older man tries to gain Jürgen's trust in order to find out what exactly he is watching out for.
With the rabbit food in his basket, he arouses the curiosity of the suspicious boy, but the latter declines an invitation to look at his rabbits because he cannot give up the guard.
It is only when the man announces his leave that Jürgen finally starts talking. His house got destroyed during the bombing and the corpse of his four-year-old little brother got buried under the rubble.
His teacher had taught him that rats feast on corpses, which is why he watches over his brother day and night.
The man then claims that the teacher is wrong about rats being nocturnal animals and that everyone knows that ❝rats sleep at night❞.
The man made up this white lie, so that Jürgen, who was no longer able to hide his exhaustion, can finally take a break after sunset and go home without any worries.
The old man leaves, promising to pick up the boy after dark and to give him a white rabbit as a symbol of hope, before escorting him home to his parents.
The nickname was chosen for an Alolan Raticate, as the nocturnal Alolan Rattata only evolves during the night when it becomes active.
❝Unser Haus kriegte eine Bombe. Mit einmal war das Licht weg im Keller. Und er auch. Wir haben noch gerufen. Er war viel kleiner als ich. Erst vier. Er muß hier ja noch sein. Er ist doch viel kleiner als ich.❞



(#089 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Aldrich❞ ♂
)

❝the Strutter❞

OT: Christophe | ID: 358433 | Route 1 (Alola)
Careful | Gluttony | TSV: 2988
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
EMs: Shadow Sneak, Curse, Spite, Pursuit
EV'd: Curse, Poison Jab, Knock Off, Recycle
{248 HP / 12 Def / 248 SpD}

The nickname is a reference to Aldrich, Devourer of Gods, the eponymous boss from FromSoftware's ❝Dark Souls III❞.
The nickname was chosen for an Alolan Muk, as his devouring of both flesh and souls bloated him with dregs until he collapsed in his own polluted form, becoming a mass of abyssal sludge, animated by darkness.
The Dream Ball was chosen, since, after his revival, he began dreaming of the Old Gods, who supported the linking of the fire, and sought to devour them.
The moveset was chosen, as the Gluttony ability, in conjunction with the consumation and recyclation of berries, aptly reflects Aldrich's sheer insatiable hunger.
❝When Aldrich ruminated on the fading of the fire, it inspired visions of a coming age of the deep sea. He knew the path would be arduous, but he had no fear. He would devour the gods himself.❞



(#452 - Max. Optimizer's ❝Robert❞ ♂
)

❝the Great Friend❞

OT: Jebias | ID: 999851 | Route 1 (Alola)
Jolly | Sniper | TSV: 1347
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
EMs: Whirlwind, Night Slash, Twineedle, Agility
EV'd: Swords Dance, Cross Poison, Agility, Night Slash
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe}

The nickname is a reference to German psychologist Robert Betz, more specifically to his interpretation of the animal fable ❝Der Frosch und der Skorpion❞ (❝The Frog and the Scorpion❞).
A scorpion meets a frog on the riverbank. ❝Kind frog, could you carry me on your back across the river?❞, asks the scorpion.
❝I don't have a death wish. The moment we're on the water, you're going to sting me and, then, I'll die❞, replies the frog.
❝No, because if I sting you, then I'll sink and drown❞, says the scorpion. ❝That makes sense. Climb on my back❞, says the frog.
They have barely swum a few meters when the frog suddenly feels a stinging pain. ❝Curses, now you ended up stinging me after all. Now, we're both going to die❞, says the frog.
❝I know. I'm sorry, but I am a scorpion and scorpions sting after all❞, replies the scorpion.
Robert Betz explains that humans are not scorpions and that our thoughts, feelings, and actions are not genetically predetermined.
The ways in which we think, feel, and act are taught to us by our entourage and environment. We do not have to be the victims of our past and past experiences.
The things we have learned can also be unlearned again. We can reinvent ourselves and decide once more who we want to be, how we want to think, speak, and act.
This, however, only works under the condition that we take responsibility as the creators of our previous ways of thinking, feeling, and acting, and, by definition, our past.
Those who will keep thinking of themselves as the victims of their circumstances act like the scorpion: ❝I'm just like that, I can't help it❞.
 
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