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No footsteps is the same as constant 3 footsteps, this just make it less confusing for those who aren't keeping up with everything or new players while they fix it.

 

Also, is it alright to make this thread the general Pokemon thread? I have to talk about the news that was revealed today. Exeggcutor, Vulpix/Ninetales, and Sanshrew/Sandslash got new forms.

 

 

Alolan Vulpix/Ninetales is a champion, the rest are just pretty good. I just hope they get better abilities than garbage Snow Cloak. I could see Snow Warning as a hidden ability for Ninetales.

 

The thing I'm most excited about is the fact that this basically means that we won't have Mega Evolution in this game. That mechanic is so cancerous and gamebreaking.

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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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No footsteps is the same as constant 3 footsteps, this just make it less confusing for those who aren't keeping up with everything or new players while they fix it.

 

Also, is it alright to make this thread the general Pokemon thread? I have to talk about the news that was revealed today. Exeggcutor, Vulpix/Ninetales, and Sanshrew/Sandslash got new forms.

 

 

Alolan Vulpix/Ninetales is a champion, the rest are just pretty good. I just hope they get better abilities than garbage Snow Cloak. I could see Snow Warning as a hidden ability for Ninetales.

 

The thing I'm most excited about is the fact that this basically means that we won't have Mega Evolution in this game. That mechanic is so cancerous and gamebreaking.

 

 

as someone who quit playing Pokemon after silver/gold, I have no idea what any of this means lol


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No footsteps is the same as constant 3 footsteps, this just make it less confusing for those who aren't keeping up with everything or new players while they fix it.

 

Also, is it alright to make this thread the general Pokemon thread? I have to talk about the news that was revealed today. Exeggcutor, Vulpix/Ninetales, and Sanshrew/Sandslash got new forms.

 

Alolan Vulpix/Ninetales is a champion, the rest are just pretty good. I just hope they get better abilities than garbage Snow Cloak. I could see Snow Warning as a hidden ability for Ninetales.

 

The thing I'm most excited about is the fact that this basically means that we won't have Mega Evolution in this game. That mechanic is so cancerous and gamebreaking.

Snow Cloak is a fine ability. We just need a better Pokemon than Abomasnow and Aurorus that can start hail. I think Snow Warning could go better with Walrein than Alolan Ninetales.

 

Also I like Megas when they were given to Pokemon that needed the boost, but hated it when it was given to legendaries and pseudo legendaries. I'm also a little salty that Gardevoir, Gallade, and Glalie all got Megas but not Froslass.


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Why the hell is quick attack the slowest move >.>


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No footsteps is the same as constant 3 footsteps, this just make it less confusing for those who aren't keeping up with everything or new players while they fix it.

 

Also, is it alright to make this thread the general Pokemon thread? I have to talk about the news that was revealed today. Exeggcutor, Vulpix/Ninetales, and Sanshrew/Sandslash got new forms.

 

Alolan Vulpix/Ninetales is a champion, the rest are just pretty good. I just hope they get better abilities than garbage Snow Cloak. I could see Snow Warning as a hidden ability for Ninetales.

 

The thing I'm most excited about is the fact that this basically means that we won't have Mega Evolution in this game. That mechanic is so cancerous and gamebreaking.

Snow Cloak is a fine ability. We just need a better Pokemon than Abomasnow and Aurorus that can start hail. I think Snow Warning could go better with Walrein than Alolan Ninetales.

 

Also I like Megas when they were given to Pokemon that needed the boost, but hated it when it was given to legendaries and pseudo legendaries. I'm also a little salty that Gardevoir, Gallade, and Glalie all got Megas but not Froslass.

 

 

I only say Snow Warning since normal form gets Drought. Snow Cloak is practically useless in game, and near useless in player vs player formats. I don't care what hidden ability it gets as long as it isn't completely useless.


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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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Not useless to me since I love my gimmicky Hail team. An Ice/Fairy is a gift addressed to me.


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I don't even know what changed in the patch, aside from no more grass footsteps and apparently pokemon actually break out of the ball now?

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Not useless to me since I love my gimmicky Hail team. An Ice/Fairy is a gift addressed to me.

 

Yeah, but you have to reset the hail every 4 or 7 turns for a 20% evasion boost. Something like Ice Body would be better since it would at least mitigate that 25% damage taken from Stealth Rock on switch in.


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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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I don't even know what changed in the patch, aside from no more grass footsteps and apparently pokemon actually break out of the ball now?

That's literally it.

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You also get a friendly warning to not play in the 'hood when you log in


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Cool, I caught a Tauros. Only seen one once before and it ran. The one I got isn't even strong, but it's just a nice one to add to the collection.


 

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I took a vacation to west Nebraska and south Dakota last weekend and got to see a bunch of Pokemon that aren't around the cities of East Nebraska, which was cool. A lot fewer drowzees out there. Omaha/Lincoln are littered with them.

 

Downside is that I'll probably never be able to evolve all these rock types we found, since they aren't around anywhere I live, so no candy is available. Also, there were growlithes and vulpixes out there, none of which we found, so we'll never get those either I suppose.

 

Still, it was cool how even a short distance location is enough to find new mons.


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I feel like one of the biggest issues remaining within Pokemon Go is the limitations on what spawns where - it's something trading will hopefully deal with and I get it is meant to encourage you to explore and travel but the reality of these designs is very Japan-centric I find.

 

Like In Japan you can quite easily travel and hit all the different terrain types that trigger various types to spawn because it is quite a small country with insane transport links - which feeds into why most pokemon regions to date have been based off parts of their country with the diverse enviroments. But for the rest of us it's like oh good I need to go half way across the country at great expense to even have a chance of seeing this pokemon.


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Cool, I caught a Tauros. Only seen one once before and it ran. The one I got isn't even strong, but it's just a nice one to add to the collection.

 

Woah I actually caught something before someone else. Got a CP 78 one when I was still level 3.

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Finally got enough candies to evolve a Gyarados today. And I also finally found/caught my first tentacool... after getting like 6 tentacruels


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Got enough candies to evolve a Slowbro, I'm stoked. Also got a Tangela from a 5km egg which I'd never seen before (rare around here I guess).

 

Probably my rarest/coolest catch was finding a Porygon in the wild, that was a surprise.


 

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Got enough candies to evolve a Slowbro, I'm stoked. Also got a Tangela from a 5km egg which I'd never seen before (rare around here I guess).

 

Probably my rarest/coolest catch was finding a Porygon in the wild, that was a surprise.

I just caught my first tangela today too. I named it Spaghetti

 

& for those interested in gym rankings, someone put the spreadsheet I linked a couple days ago into image form

 

Gym Offense:

 

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Gym Defense:

 

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The porygon was in a public park, lots of trees and stuff. No idea how much environment plays a role in one spawning, above all I think I just got lucky.


 

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since we're talking about pokemon in general...

 

downloaded pokemon soul silver since I recall hating gen 2, but figured maybe now I'd adjust to it since they'll inevitably be coming to Pokemon Go.

 

...yeah I still just can't seem to enjoy the generations that came after gen I. the whole style just feels so different compared to gen I. it's like trying to enjoy dragonball GT after enjoying dragonball Z. or trying to enjoy the star wars prequels after the original trilogy. the pokemon just look so different and have such different names/themes compared to the original 151. it feels like a weird spin off rather than a continuation of the series. and I also don't have the patience to learn each new pokemon's types, weaknesses, abilities, etc. I remember when I was a kid and gold/silver came out, my friends felt the same way and lost interest in Pokemon... that probably played a role in my apathy towards the series post-gen I too.

 

that said, gen I hasn't aged well at all. I replayed it a while back and realized I could just brute force my way through the game with just my Alakazam, 1-shotting almost everything with psychic. if I had zero exposure to the older games when I was younger, I'd probably be able to appreciate the newer games much more. sadly that's not the case :P


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Red/Blue/Yellow/Green have not aged well at all. The mechanics can be very unforgiving, and the enemy AI is sketchy at best. If you were to play Fire Red or Leaf Green, then play the original games (or vice versa), you'd see how much of an improvement the newer games are over the old ones. I'm not saying that all of the newer games are better than the older ones, but I think the series was probably the most fun around DPPT/HGSS mechanics wise at least.


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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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I hated johto (gen 2) for some reason, though I appreciate the night and day and days of the week mechanics. That was fun. Yellow will always have a special place in my heart but oddly enough I think Sapphire (that was gen 3 right?) might have been my favorite as it was the frst to break into a new graphics engine and try a lot of new cutting edge mechanics

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Emerald was the best, but again that's probably just biased on the amount of time I poured into it.

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since we're talking about pokemon in general...

 

downloaded pokemon soul silver since I recall hating gen 2, but figured maybe now I'd adjust to it since they'll inevitably be coming to Pokemon Go.

 

...yeah I still just can't seem to enjoy the generations that came after gen I. the whole style just feels so different compared to gen I. it's like trying to enjoy dragonball GT after enjoying dragonball Z. or trying to enjoy the star wars prequels after the original trilogy. the pokemon just look so different and have such different names/themes compared to the original 151. it feels like a weird spin off rather than a continuation of the series. and I also don't have the patience to learn each new pokemon's types, weaknesses, abilities, etc. I remember when I was a kid and gold/silver came out, my friends felt the same way and lost interest in Pokemon... that probably played a role in my apathy towards the series post-gen I too.

 

that said, gen I hasn't aged well at all. I replayed it a while back and realized I could just brute force my way through the game with just my Alakazam, 1-shotting almost everything with psychic. if I had zero exposure to the older games when I was younger, I'd probably be able to appreciate the newer games much more. sadly that's not the case :P

 

 

Heartgold is gen 4. gold is gen 2.

 

Change to pokemon game mechanics mechanics:

 

The Good: The type additions were definitely needed changes to fix the fact that psychics in gen 1 were completely unstoppable since they had absolutely no counter. Also a welcome change was making former stun lock moves like wrap turn into tick damage. Not to mention increasing the amount of mechanics to play with to allow for greater customization and strategy.

 

The Bad: I think by gen 3 (sapphire) the balancing against psychics swung too far against them and I could honestly say gen 3 alakazam is completely useless, to the point where they're worse than gen 1 poison types.

 

The Ugly: the 90001 new pokemon that as an adult you'll have to invest time to memorize and consider which ones are useful and not. Not to mention the truckload of new moves that you'll have to memorize and account for. Not to mention natures, abilities, and item holding.

 

The Solution: Smogon check the gen your playing and look at which pokemon are useful. Then look at the location to catch them and try them out on your emulator of choice.

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also every gen has a wild pokemon spawn nearby the gym that will be effective against it

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