sweaty neckbeards don't have the drive to compete in tournaments
sweaty neckbeards don't have the drive to compete in tournaments
I've never done EV training since Pearl and Platinum because they have a counter on the poketch (a.k.a. I'm too lazy to keep track), should I do it after I finished White for the 5th time?
Well they're going to win because they'll just abuse banned smogon strategies that require overspecialisation to counter.
I mean who's going to have an answer for speed boost blaziken?
If you don't EV train then it's unfair. (even if both dont ev train, because then whoever randomly got the better stat spread will have a better pokemon)
Gotta breed 31/30 statlines.
Actually I've decided against doing the nuzlocke challenge. It's too easy.
quick someone make up a new challenge!
also why does everyone like gliscor
What do you mean by 31/30 stats. Is this IV training. That always seemed too complicated for me.
It is. Requires a lot of breeding or luck to get those stats.
Its the base stats, affecting the amount it has at level 100.
If you want to play competitively, use PO, its a fuckton easier.
it's easy just apply yourself for a bit and you can figure it out
Its like min/maxing to above and beyond.
I've heard of it but never really bothered to try, because I usually tend to stick with vectors and cell shaded things instead of painting-like stuff. vv
I probably will eventually.
Would any of you like to have a quick wi-fi battle in the next 5 hours?
I need to see how I fare againt a sentient being instead of an AI.
Just one core rule I'd like seen.
Use a team of any six Pokemon, your favourites if you wanna.
But keep the ubers away. They're no fun.
As rule of thumb, under 560 max base stat total?
Legendaries are banned, ubers arent.
Kids arent smart enough to know which pokemon are ubers. The sweaty neckbeards do.
Oh good. They put rules in. That should help a bit. I see Ubers as mostly dragons and rock types, so do you have a strong ice type or water type with ice attacks?
Does someone wanna help me? I'm trying to plan out a Nidoking to "learn" EV training on, and I wanna breed for a shiny one with Sheer Force. If I get a female Monster of Field egg group with a Hustle ability, I can breed that into the Nido-kid (seeing as it's 50-50), right? And Hustle will turn into Sheer Force when the Nidorino evolves into Nidoking, correct?
And I'm looking into this, it's going to be pretty much impossible to make a ~perfect~ Nidoking, right? I can either choose the Nature of one of the parents (less detrimental, I would think), or the IV of it. If I want to get into IV breeding with this as well, I'd need to look into that. Is it better to breed for good IV's or for Natures? How do you typically want to deal with IV's, as well. Do they complement your EV's, or do you breed for the IV's you're going to EV train?
You're correct on sheer force.
IVs and Natures are both important, but usually the nature has a bigger impact unless you accidentally breed a 0/0/0/0/0/0
Generally it takes a long time and a lot of patience and luck to get more than 2/3 maxed IVs, even if you have excellent breeding stock. When you're starting breeding it's usually best to settle for 2 or 3 maxed stats if possible. The most important stats to have max IVs in is the ones you're going to train, but it never ever hurts to have high IVs, especially speed. A maxed speed pokemon will outspeed anyone at the same speed level that isn't bred for IVs which is important.
Try and get pokerus, and use macho brace or a power item etc. while EV training. They make it MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH easier.
EV training is fairly easy once you find an area to do it in. It's better to EV train in an area where you're guaranteed to get the same EVs each battle (EG route 1 in B/W, all the pokemon on that route will always give you +1 attack)
It makes it easier to keep track, less attention intensive and just better in general.
Once your pokemon can one hit ko the pokemon he's training on, you can use PP to track how many kills he's got and it'll streamline the process. I find ev training is really easy to do while in conversation (usually with pokebros of course, it seems rude to most other people), on the train/bus or when waiting around. Keep your DS with you while you're training and breeding and you'll find loads of opportunities to sneak in some quality time with your pokes.
There's loads o guides on breeding (smogon has some really in depth ones), you dont need to breed for max stats, but the guides will teach you the basic principles. You will probably need to spend some time getting some good stock for breeding (max stat dittoes etc, which is a grind.)
Good luck, your nidoking will serve you well, mine was OHKOing and outspeeding level 70-75 elite four pokemon when he was level 50.
So much time spent planning trying to get this JUST right. 6_9
I'm starting White now. What starter do I choose this isn't Tepig?
also can someone give me a quick explanation on how to EV? Or should I look it up. I would but im lazy actually
EV gives you certain stat points for each kind of pokemon you ko. Look it up if you wanna train.
Also go with Oshawott.
Why are you maxing HP instead of SpA?
Nidoking is not at all bulky. If you're using him as a special attacker you want power.
Well, Nidoking's stats are pretty well rounded, so I figured I'd build him to be a bit of a tank, hoping his 29 IV's in Sp. Atk would compensate for the missing EV's.
I honestly can't stand competitive battles anymore. Every match, its all the same shit, and you see the same Pokemon in every fight, no matter what tier you play in. It's terribly unfun, even if I win.
I like to run silly/fun gimmicks. I run a surprise Expert Belt Lickilicky, Zen Mode Darminitan, and a Trick Room Duosion/ Expert Belt Rampardos combo. It grabs me a couple of wins here and there, but it doesn't deny the fact that nobody likes to play for fun like I do, but everyone just picks out of the overpowered grab bag and makes a team with movesets and strategies that they didn't even come up with themselves.
5th Gen/Dreamworld made this worse. It made some weaker pokemon who deserve a nice boost stronger, but it made some pokemon borderline ridiculous.
Don't get me wrong, I love Pokemon, and have been since 1998. But I'm starting to fade away from it because the competitive scene seems to be grinding what I found fun in the game into the dirt.
Does anybody else feel this way?
Bought Diamond & Pearl in mint condition for €15,- in a second hand section of a gamestore. Playing Diamond atm.