Small Objective Changes - (Typos, Poor Wording, Etc.)


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Post small changes to pages on the site here. Fundamental idea: if there is something wrong with a page on the site and your fix does not change the structure of it, then post it here instead of making a new topic. (Quick addition: if your change is controversial, this is not the topic for it. Post a new topic with your ideas so others can criticize them.)

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~ It would be wonderful if you linked to the page you want to correct, that makes fixing it that much quicker. Please link to the page on the site. I'm tired of trying to find the page to edit something, only to read through the whole thing and realize you were talking about the ADV analysis or something dumb. If you just say something like "Geodude needs to have 5 more Attack EVs on its Rock Throw set" without linking to the analysis, you will be infracted. If you can't take the time to just add a link, then it's not that helpful.

~ If the errors you find are limited to certain parts of a page, it's a great idea to clarify in which areas your edits are located. For example, "On Kakuna's 'Ubers Support' set, x needs to be capitalized". Better yet is quoting the context so the section you're talking about is quickly and easily found.

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The Generation 3 NU analysis mentions a bunch of Pokemon that are banned in NU.
all done, although Crawdaunt looks to need a whole rewrite. Also the only Pokemon with a primary type as Flying are the Noivern line and Tornadus.
for what it's worth since there wasn't really a proper ADV NU metagame way back when (at least not one we were writing analyses for), pretty much all the ADV NU mons were given an "OU" or non-tier-specific analysis att. many pre-DPP analyses have some quirks like this, and other than full revamps it's better to just leave them be.


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With the advent of Hyper Training in Pokemon Sun and Moon, the IV spreads are not necessarily indicative of the user's resulting Hidden Power.

Adding that extra information would therefore be a lot of busywork for very little payoff, as it's only relevant to non-Level 100 metagames.


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Magnet Pull, Arena Trap and Shadow Tag should say that 'ghost types' are unaffected by its trapping effect if applicable (starting gen 6)
Perhaps another way to include that would be to add more descriptions to the smogdex entries for individual types?
This would include that...
GS Onward - always hits in Rain

Set Details
..."Timid should be used on non-Sticky Web teams, but Palkia should only be used on Sticky Web since it's the only environnment where it excels. Psychium Z is mandatory to power up Heal Block into Z-Heal Block, which boosts Palkia's Special Attack by +2."

should be spelled "environment"

Not sure if this is an intentional choice to keep things succinct, but the Grassy Terrain description entirely lacks the effects it has on Ground Moves and what it does to Nature Power etc. Brevity is important but at a bare minimum I think it needs to mention the ground damage reducing effect.
those effects are already listed on the individual move pages; however, you bringing this up helped me realize that the Nature Power and Secret Power descriptions for previous generations were inaccurate. Thanks!
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Assist can actually use:
- Roar, Whirlwind, Bounce, Dig, Dive, Fly, Nature Power, Transform in gen III
- Roar, Whirlwind, Shadow Force, Bounce, Dig, Dive, Fly, Nature Power, Transform in gen IV
- Roar, Whirlwind, Shadow Force, Bounce, Dig, Dive, Fly, Sky Drop in gen V
(all these according to bulbapedia so please check other sources to be 100% sure)(also it's very likely I missed something)


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Multitype's description should be edited to incorporate the effects of holding a Z-Crystal, and this is crucial for the likes of Groundceus, Bugceus, Ghostceus and Steelceus, as all of the analysis of these pokemon incorporate some sort of set which features a z-move. Something like this could work:

"Type changes depending on the held Plate or Z-Crystal. Prevents a held Plate from being removed."


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In Ubers Ferrothorn analysis I made some error when I was writing the analysis:
Magearna is also a reliable counter to Xerneas and is able to switch into Yveltal, which potentially threatens Ferrothorn with Taunt or Heat Wave.
Magearna can't realistically handle Yveltal with Heat Wave so I would say this should be changed to:
Magearna is also a reliable counter to Xerneas and is able to switch into Yveltal, which either overwhelms Ferrothorn with strong Dark Pulse or shuts it down with Taunt.

GSC Raichu's "Support" moveset lists Encore and an option for Reflect, but Raichu can't have both Encore and Reflect on the same moveset in GSC without hacking due to Encore being learned through breeding and Reflect having to be learned in Gen I and transferred over with the Time Capsule. Similarly, Dugtrio's moveset lists Rock Slide and an option for Beat Up, which cannot be on the same moveset for the same reasons (Time Capsule → Rock Slide, Breeding → Beat Up).

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