Pokémon Black/White in-game discussion

ugh. This is random.

So I managed to get an AR and decided to check the IVs of all my Pokemon for the hell of it.

Turns out, I have random shit including a Drifblim with max SpD and Spe IVs(fucking encounters, how do they work?), a numerous amount of Pinecos with 0 Atk IVs(fuck breeding), and a Panpour with max Attack, Speed and a Jolly nature... would be awesome if physical Simipour wasn't a joke. >.>
Then again, if you so wanted good IV-ed Pokemon, you could pick up RNG-ing, as it's apparently easier now. I'm going to learn in December (fuck school)... However, if you don't care about legitimacy, use Pokegen; it's incredibly handy to hack flawless EV-ed Pokemon for stuff like Battle Subway.

It's not like you wifi trade anyway!
 
Then again, if you so wanted good IV-ed Pokemon, you could pick up RNG-ing, as it's apparently easier now. I'm going to learn in December (fuck school)... However, if you don't care about legitimacy, use Pokegen; it's incredibly handy to hack flawless EV-ed Pokemon for stuff like Battle Subway.

It's not like you wifi trade anyway!
I don't RNG for specific reasons

1. Laziness
2. I can't find my SID because I don't have a shiny
3. Laziness again
4. Top secret reason that'd prolly kill me

Although yeah. I do have an awesome Simipour in there, might want to actually make a physical set lol

Simipour @ Flight Gem
4 HP/252 ATK/252 SPE
Jolly
Gluttony

Acrobatics
Work Up
Waterfall
Crunch

yeah shit set but hopefully SHOULD be fine.
 
I've decided to start a new Pokemon White save file, this time i chose Oshawott unlike the other save in which i picked tepig. By the way, Emboar was the worse fire type starting I've ever used, disgusting. I named my Oshawott Ryujin and i currently have a clear plan of what my team is going to be.

Oshawott
Haxorus
Semisear / Chandelure
Rankurusu
Krookodile
Liligant

Team might change depending on how i feel.
 
Darmanitan is a requirement for in-game teams basically. Chandelure doesn't turn up until far too late and Simisear is so bad it's not even funny.

The rest of your team looks fine. Try and get a Mold Breaker Haxorus, because Rivalry is a dick.
 
Why does everyone fear Ghetsis' Hydreigon? Meinshao generally outspeeds and OHKO's it with HJK. Hell, Meinshao basically destroys Ghetsis by itself bar his lead Cofagrigus. You can get Meinfoo at level 41 right there at Victory Road, and then it's just a miniscule amount of grinding til HJK destruction.

Now that I think of it, Meinshao absolutely destroys N as well. Amazing late-game'ish Pokemon imo.
 
Darmanitan is a requirement for in-game teams basically. Chandelure doesn't turn up until far too late and Simisear is so bad it's not even funny.

The rest of your team looks fine. Try and get a Mold Breaker Haxorus, because Rivalry is a dick.
Not really, Chandy comes at a pretty good time it's just that you have to grind as a Litwick for most of the game
 
I don't RNG for specific reasons
2. I can't find my SID because I don't have a shiny
Not really a problem, since SID isn't needed to RNG perfect mons at all.

To keep this post on topic, I just beaten Subway Boss on Super Singles Train. I used a cookie-cutter team of Rotom-W/TTar/Chomp and it worked (un)surprisingly well. I plan to win a least 100 battles to get a star on my trainer card.

What is in people's opinion the best starte in-game? I used Samurott in my White run, and it was a complete shit. Serperior in Black was a bit better, although the lack of decent coverage options other than Return and Dragon Tail hurt it somewhat. Still it was leagues ahead of Wotter IME.
 
Chandelure is useable in game :) I agree it is fun using a team of 5 or 6 pokemon to finish the game, but in reality it makes the game far easier and faster if you only use 2.
Just use starter + haxorus or starter + chandelure or something like that and its really easy.
Just buy a few full restores and you're on your way.
My first play through i leveled a balanced team of 6 pokemon and found the elite four quite difficult; on my second play through i just caught and raised a lonely haxorus as soon as i got surf and proceeded to plow everyone and plow the eite four with a level 70 haxorus with sword dance.
Lv 75 pokemon > 6 level 50 pokemon, enough said
 
^That's severely overleveled. I mean, exactly how long did it take you to get it to Level 75? I'm sure by that time most other people would have made it through the Elite 4 already despite the larger, weaker team.
 
Sandile is more better, because he's faster than Scraggy and has good stab and large movepool.
Scraggy doesn't learn Intimidate, he's slow, have to rely on HJK (bad move in non competitive environment)
 
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hi jump kick's base power is so beastly why would it be bad
i mean 130BP/90acc STAB off 90 Atk? yes pls

also scraggy arguably has better starting moves (it alrdy has stab faint attack and you can teach it rock smash, brick break comes a few levels later and then so does payback), benefits a lot more from eviolite, and rapes plasma every day.

on the other hand sandile's only real advantage is beating elesa (which blitzle does as well, comes earlier, etc) and his starting moves are shit

its kinda obvious who is better
 

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Moxie Krookodile walks all over most multi-Poké trainers in the game. KO something, then proceed to rip the rest of the team to shreds with increasingly stronger attacks. Slap an Expert Belt on him for extra fun.
Krookodile also has quite a nifty movepool, the star of which being STAB Earthquake. Things like Crunch, Brick Break and Stone Edge are also available, as is Outrage if you're willing to risk confusion.
 
Stoutland is an excellent pokemon for in-game. It is decently bulky, and it has a great ability in Intimidate. I destroyed the gyms with him.

I don't recommend Simisage however, by the last few gyms it becomes dead weight, Emboar sort of did too IMO with its crap movepool.
 
its true krookodile > scrafty, but scraggy > sandile, since the latter has bad moves and he doesn't have any existing STABs (outside of maybe dig, i think you get it in the same place?)

also blitzle does better against elesa because
1. occasionally AI fucks up and uses an electric attack on you giving you free spa/spe boost, while it never does that on sandile because its already immune
2. blitzle can paralyse emolga so even if it dies it makes beating them a lot easier
 
All monkeys are horrible. They learn Acrobatics (their only, or one of two decent attacks) at late lv 31 when everything in wild grass one/two shots them.
Sandile has Bite when you catch it, you get Dig and Rock Tomb at that time too. Sandile also learns Crunch just before evolving. Scraggy is slow and has to wait till 39 for evolution. I think Sandile is better in-game.
That's true, Blitzle is better vs Elesa (Sandile dies too fast to Flying attacks and Rock Tomb has shaky accuracy) but fails to be really useful after Skyla.

Agree with Stoutland being great, very solid mon. His Return is strong because you train him since lv 2-4.
 
Scraggy has better STABs (Faint Attack then gets Brick Break/Payback shortly) while making better use of Eviolite. Stoutland is great but imo he does have issues midgame where he kind of gets stale (idk, but it happens for me) and ends up getting ditched for Deerling or some other scrub.

As for the monkeys, imo Panpour is somewhat salvageable because of Scald, but it requires you to use a shit starter (Snivy).
 

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