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Old 08-10-2007, 09:00 PM   #776
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Whats the general attitude about people you fight alot who know your team. This one guy I fight alot used to get beat alot and thats fine. He's been getting better and its been fun battling him. But recently he revamped his team to put Pokemon that most of my guys are weak to, as well as berries to heal how I stop certain guys. Like.. he has a rain dance kingdra and I usually just hypnosis it but now it had a chesto berry to wake it up, as well as other stuff.

I think the guy is a fag for making a team just to beat mine.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:11 PM   #777
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

It's called "metagame." Seriously, your complaint (while valid!!!) is in a nutshell the entire idea behind metagame history, and hence the "meta-" in metagame.

At one level ...
- people figured out EVs, so they began using sweepers
- people figured out how to block sweepers with the switch game + sponges
- people figured out how to conquer the switch game (e.g. Pursuit) and sponges (e.g. other sweepers)

At another, more specific level ...
- people figured out Spikes Skarmory
- people conquered that with Magnet Pull Magneton @ Thunderbolt("wtf, faggot!")
- people conquered that with Trace Gardevoir @ Calm Mind and a heal move ("wtf, Magneton's supposed to be resistant to Psychic attacks!")
- people conquered the Trace of Gardevoir's (let's say this gen) with Shed Shell Magnezone
- but in turn people conquered the Magnet Pull of Magnezone's with Shed Shell Skarmory, and so we come full circle

(italics = optional; 3rd gen metagame analysis sufficient to see the trend)


I repeat ... I think your complaint is valid, and I'm sure nothing I've said is new news to you. I'm just explaining why I find it difficult to get too worked up over this sort of "outrage," i.e. I guess I'm just too used to the metagame being this Cat and Mouse-y. Yes, it does piss me off, too. I hate the metagame, and I luuuuuuuuuuuv upsetting it by doing unexpected things (e.g. a physical Alakazam ... well, not quite that UU, but you know what I mean. :P)
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:07 AM   #778
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

I'm not bitching about the Metagame. I'm bitching about a guy who changed his team around just to beat mine.
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:49 AM   #779
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Make a new team that will pwn his.

People beat Gardevoir's Trace against Magneton's Magnet Pull with Metal Sound. It took off more SPDEF then CM put on and put Gardevoir in a bad position and either forced a premature attack or forced a switch. And it didn't suck either, because Blissey and Snorlax weren't as metal cockblock as they were before it had Metal Sound.

Anyway, that's how the game keeps things new I suppose. If you don't change things around every so often, you'll get too boring and predictable and people will outsmart you by changing things around.

It's like when the white man used gunpowder while the rest of the world fought with the sword and honor. And what happened? Europe conquered large portions of the world simply because they were too fat and lazy to learn martial arts and some guy stole the secrets of Chinese magic for their benefit.
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:18 AM   #780
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

GTS is awesome. xD I offered up a Piplup, Lv. 1 in exchange for a Palkia of any level. Got a Lv. 70 one back with a Lustrous Orb. o.o; All the caught location stuff is spot on and stuff, so I doubt it's hacked. Could be cloned, I guess.

Still, awesome. :P
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:23 AM   #781
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XD I put up a female Riolu and got a legit-looking Palkia w/ Lustrous Orb in return.
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:58 AM   #782
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Woo, I beat Palmer last night. Wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be. But still, only just beat him. xD Funny thing is, now I don't actually need the BP. >>;
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:53 AM   #783
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

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Woo, I beat Palmer last night. Wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be. But still, only just beat him. xD Funny thing is, now I don't actually need the BP. >>;
I keep finding myself saying that but always needing the BP for something. Full power set with random TMs and item items ends up costing quite a bit.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:00 AM   #784
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

I have a couple questions about Pickup, since the ability is so annoying. xD

1) Does PickUp work for Vs. Seeker battles? I battled the old couple like 25 times last night, not even one item from my Ambipom.
2) Does PickUp work for wild battles? That'd probably be easier than walking 100 steps for every battle. >>;
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:37 AM   #785
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Yes and yes. Pick Up works for any battle that you win that isn't Battle Tower. And yes, it's annoying when it doesn't trigger.
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:45 PM   #786
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Porygon - #137 (Modest)
HP: 0 - 3
Att: 3 - 6
Def: 5 - 6
SpA: 31
SpD: 10 - 16
Speed: 0 - 6

Wow, man. Just wow. I must be doing SOMETHING right if I managed to get 31 SPA and having craptacular IV's in everything else.

Oh, well. *goes to breed some more*
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:41 PM   #787
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Genderless breeding is the worst thing ever. Good luck to you, brave soul.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:22 PM   #788
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Yeah, I should have realized that sooner. Perhaps I need to find a special sweeper that is much easier to breed IV's out of.

Got one more intresting one... I hope the results are much better.

Porygon - #137 (Modest) - Trace
HP: 10 - 16
Att: 30 - 31
Def: 20 - 26
SpA: 31
SpD: 20 - 23
Speed: 0 - 6

Speed sucks, but overall, it's much, much better. BUT WHY DOES THE ATTACK HAVE TO BE 31?! PASS IT OVER TO SPEED!!! >_<
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:56 PM   #789
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

I got the Pearl/Diamond OST and its super sweet. The only problem is alot of the track names use the JP names of towns and stuff but its all good. I was shocked at how much more awesome all the night-time music is.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:30 AM   #790
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Attention everyone, I need somebody to tradeback my Rhydon. Rhyperior, ftw. xD

Somebody help, pwz? :P
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Old 08-26-2007, 04:58 PM   #791
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Attention everyone, I need somebody to tradeback my Rhydon. Rhyperior, ftw. xD

Somebody help, pwz? :P
Sure I'll do it. When can you be on?
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:15 AM   #792
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Nintendo Power scan

A Manaphy event for the US to be held in Toys 'R Us. Discuss. And somebody get me one.
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:28 AM   #793
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Sure I'll do it. When can you be on?
Doesn't matter now. xD Found somebody yesterday.

And stupid America. You get EVERYTHING. >< What do we get? A mew event? That's like one in 4 years. ;-;
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:13 PM   #794
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Oooooh, Cherish Manaphy.

I think I may convince my dad to drive me over...

I can stand off to the side and download one quick then hightail it out of there to clone.

1. Get Manaphy.
2. Clone Manaphy.
3. Trade Manaphy.
4. ???????
5. Profit!

*shot*
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:24 PM   #795
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

It'll probably have a Classic Ribbon, so unless you can clone without the GTS, I don't think it will work out as you plan.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:42 PM   #796
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Aw, damn.

Well, I'll get it anyways, and maybe I can get a few of em... Somehow...
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:58 PM   #797
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Catch a whole bunch of shinies with the Pokeradar and when you're there, con some kids out of Manaphy by offering them a shiny they like. Kids luv shinies as much as ladies luv smilies.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:41 AM   #798
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Re: Pokemon diamond and pearl.

Now that's just....GENIUS! Mean? Probably. But still genius.

And huh, GTS has been nice to me today, I've managed to get about 5 or 6 good trades from it.
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