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Old 12-10-2017, 03:37 PM   #26
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I like the Z-Move poses, personally. Even if we could turn them off, I don't think I would.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:31 PM   #27
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10.000.000 volt thunderbolt's dance is the best one and if you believe otherwise you are wrong, weak, and will not survive the winter
I agree. When I posted that I was thinking of this.
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Old 12-12-2017, 02:30 PM   #28
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10.000.000 volt thunderbolt's dance is the best one and if you believe otherwise you are wrong, weak, and will not survive the winter
you and Pikachu literally hit the whip. what's not to love?
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:55 PM   #29
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you and Pikachu literally hit the whip. what's not to love?
The fact it's a bloody Pikachu instead of an actually useful or likeable Pokemon.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:20 PM   #30
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Appreciated the difficulty spike, that being said only lost/had to restart versus Necrozoma, and
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Giovanni (Fuck Mega Mewtwo)


but finished everything story wise, that being said this is what i finished w.
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Salazzle @ Scope Lens Lv.75
Timid
Nasty Plot
Flamethrower
Sludge Bomb
Dragon Pulse

Hawlucha Lv. 76

Swords Dance
High Jump Kick
Acrobatics
Stone Edge

Trevenant @ Shell Bell Lv.78
Calm

Leech Seed
Will o' Wisp
Horn Leech
Shadow Claw

* yeah awful moveset but no special STAB TMs + an attack stat still 40 points higher than the sp.atk does that lmao

Metagross @ SteeliumZ Lv.71
Adamant

Meteor Mash
Hammer Arm
Zen Headbutt
Rock Slide

Vikavolt Lv.76
Lonely

Thunder Wave
Air Slash
Bug Buzz
Thunderbolt

Primarina @ PrimarinaZ Lv.76

Sparkiling Aria
Ice Beam
Hyper Voice
Moonblast

currently breeding new things/prepping to transfer ones from Sun, that being said- gonna do E4 R2, just making a new team for it lol.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:35 PM   #31
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Well, I finished the game now as well, including the post-game.

Final Team of 6:
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Jolly
Overgrow
-Confuse Ray
-Spirit Shackle
-Leaf Blade
-Brave Bird

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Adamant
Blaze
-Flare Blitz
-Darkest Lariat
-Brick Break
-Thunder Punch

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Modest
Torrent
-Ice Beam
-Sparkling Aria
-Moonblast
-Psychic

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Modest
Levitate
-Thunderbolt
-Bug Buzz
-Flash Cannon
-Electroweb

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Adamant
Stamina
-Earthquake
-Heavy Slam
-Close Combat
-Rock Slide

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Modest
Soundproof
-Clanging Scales
-Focus Blast
-Flash Cannon
-Protect

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So I don't know how everyone else felt, but I was expecting a bit..more. Incineroar handled Molayne. Primarina handled Olivia. Decidueye handled Acerola. Vikavolt/Mudsdale (can't remember which) handled Kahili. This left Kommo-o as back-up for everything. Then healed my mon before facing the Champion (using only items I received through the playthrough, not ones I bought) and then used exactly 1 mon against 1 mon each time so that they'd all be involved.
Why, for some reason, are my Pokémon at a higher level than any of the Elite four and Champion? I thought it was always the other way around and you had to face opponents who were 5-10 levels higher than you.
Also; love the switcheroo they did at the end on who the Champion was. Kind of a throwback to the original games except now you were in the shoes of Blue/Gary who has to defend himself against the rival/protagonist who came in just after him.

Team RR: Kommo-o pretty much handled every one of the ace Pokémon with ease, the only exception being Lysandre's, who Primarina handled, and Giovanni's, who Incineroar handled. And the only knock-out I received from Giovanni was on Primarina - and that one was simply because I refused to switch while Primarina was low on health and I wanted to see if she could handle his ace.
But yeah, the story of RR, while great, was a bit of a let down when it turned out it was nothing more than a gauntlet challenge. I was slightly expecting having to go around Alola, stopping the bosses midway their plot, while joining forces with the International Police. Or something like that.
Still interesting though, and I wonder if anything that was said in that episode might be foreshadowing Nintendo's next planned game.

I still have Necrozma left on Mt. Lanakila, so I guess I'll see how that goes.
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:39 AM   #32
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Hey um, is this spoiler if I say the anime is doing US/UM stuff right now? I kind of want to talk about it since Bulbapedia is so bare right now...

I guess it just came out but the anime is wasting NO TIME.

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I hear that the "ultra beast capture squad" is different in the games?
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Old 12-23-2017, 04:03 PM   #33
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RR thoughts, big spoiler

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I appreciate Gamefreak's intentions here, but it feels really hamfisted. While all the RR members using Master Balls is intimidating it doesn't make much sense aside from a story POV except in Gen 1 and Gen 6 (the Pokeball factory). Moreover, Lysandre and Ghetsis are remakes and rivals of Cyrus and Giovanni, respectively. All four together, not to mention Archie and Maxie, lead to a weird association. Their game lines don't help and actually make things work and also don't explain why Giovanni is in charge.

I think a Lysandre/Giovanni combination could work, since their goals do not directly conflict or overlap, but not in a universe where Lysandre succeeds. He doesn't need Giovanni if he succeeds, and really his team is strong enough to challenge Giovanni if Giovanni is holding him hostage.

It works though because Giovanni can provide Lysandre with the means to his ends - a power plant, and the Master Balls to capture Xerneas/Yveltal. And Lysandre obviously introduces Giovanni to Mega Evolution which gives Mewtwo its power.

Then you could go with either duped Maxie or Archie, who roll with the Primals. So the fight would be 3 villain bosses, with the following ubers:

Primal Groudon/Geomancy Xerneas/Mega Mewtwo X
Primal Kyogre/Yveltal/Mega Mewtwo Y

Which sounds a lot more challenging/intimidating even without a level boost.
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Old 12-23-2017, 06:31 PM   #34
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I appreciate Gamefreak's intentions here, but it feels really hamfisted. While all the RR members using Master Balls is intimidating it doesn't make much sense aside from a story POV except in Gen 1 and Gen 6 (the Pokeball factory). Moreover, Lysandre and Ghetsis are remakes and rivals of Cyrus and Giovanni, respectively. All four together, not to mention Archie and Maxie, lead to a weird association. Their game lines don't help and actually make things work and also don't explain why Giovanni is in charge.

I think a Lysandre/Giovanni combination could work, since their goals do not directly conflict or overlap, but not in a universe where Lysandre succeeds. He doesn't need Giovanni if he succeeds, and really his team is strong enough to challenge Giovanni if Giovanni is holding him hostage.

It works though because Giovanni can provide Lysandre with the means to his ends - a power plant, and the Master Balls to capture Xerneas/Yveltal. And Lysandre obviously introduces Giovanni to Mega Evolution which gives Mewtwo its power.

Then you could go with either duped Maxie or Archie, who roll with the Primals. So the fight would be 3 villain bosses, with the following ubers:

Primal Groudon/Geomancy Xerneas/Mega Mewtwo X
Primal Kyogre/Yveltal/Mega Mewtwo Y

Which sounds a lot more challenging/intimidating even without a level boost.
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The point isn't that they're willingly and knowingly working in unison though imo. The Archie/Maxie bit alone shows that neither of them knew of the other's presence there. It feels like Giovanni's told them what it is and what's happening without actually showing any of the other members. He pulled what he believes to be the strongest trainers- those who wield legendaries and are basically in a position where they could rule- and told them to work for him. I think it's highly unlikely that there's any cohesion between any of the other leaders. You have Lysandre, Cyrus, Archie and Maxie, all of the same cloth, and then Giovanni and Ghetsis, of a different fabric entirely. Giovanni and Ghetsis don't desire to reshape the world like the others, they merely wish to rule it.
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:38 AM   #35
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So I played through this game with a Mono Psychic Team. It was my grindiest playthrough ever.

(Finished with Alakazam, Xatu, Metagross, Medicham, Alolan Raichu, and Malamar)
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:14 PM   #36
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So I played through this game with a Mono Psychic Team. It was my grindiest playthrough ever.

(Finished with Alakazam, Xatu, Metagross, Medicham, Alolan Raichu, and Malamar)
Cool team. I'm actually playing Ultra Moon with a mono Poison team. Traded in a Venonat Egg to replace my starter, but otherwise, everything was caught ingame. Currently, the team is Venomoth, Arbok, Tentacruel, male Salandit, Drapion, and Poipole. Major boss fight spoilers below.

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No, Ultra Necrozma did not make my life a nightmare. I knew from playing Ultra Sun that this thing is hell to face off against even with a balanced team, so I put together a strategy very early on, and pulled it off beautifully. First came Arbok. I made sure to battle that one Dancer on Poni Island who gives you the Focus Sash so I could give it to Arbok. Survived Photon Geyser, used Glare. Tried to follow up with Crunch, but the paralysis nerf means Ultra Necrozma still outsped and KO'd. But that wasn't the only part of my plan, so I sent out Venomoth, went for Signal Beam. Did some damage, no confusion, OHKO'd by Photon Geyser afterwards. Next up was stage three- Tentacruel's Hex. Did a solid chunk, but Tentacruel's nice Sp. Def did it no favors here (of course, for all I know, Photon Geyser was doing physical damage to it). Final stage, pulled out all the stops. Sent out Drapion. Used a Roto Boost. It actually survived whatever Necrozma used (I think it was Dragon Pulse, but I'm not 100% sure). Next turn, turned Crunch into Black Hole Eclipse for the win.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:24 PM   #37
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Cool team. I'm actually playing Ultra Moon with a mono Poison team. Traded in a Venonat Egg to replace my starter, but otherwise, everything was caught ingame. Currently, the team is Venomoth, Arbok, Tentacruel, male Salandit, Drapion, and Poipole. Major boss fight spoilers below.

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No, Ultra Necrozma did not make my life a nightmare. I knew from playing Ultra Sun that this thing is hell to face off against even with a balanced team, so I put together a strategy very early on, and pulled it off beautifully. First came Arbok. I made sure to battle that one Dancer on Poni Island who gives you the Focus Sash so I could give it to Arbok. Survived Photon Geyser, used Glare. Tried to follow up with Crunch, but the paralysis nerf means Ultra Necrozma still outsped and KO'd. But that wasn't the only part of my plan, so I sent out Venomoth, went for Signal Beam. Did some damage, no confusion, OHKO'd by Photon Geyser afterwards. Next up was stage three- Tentacruel's Hex. Did a solid chunk, but Tentacruel's nice Sp. Def did it no favors here (of course, for all I know, Photon Geyser was doing physical damage to it). Final stage, pulled out all the stops. Sent out Drapion. Used a Roto Boost. It actually survived whatever Necrozma used (I think it was Dragon Pulse, but I'm not 100% sure). Next turn, turned Crunch into Black Hole Eclipse for the win.
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Didn't give me much trouble either. Then again, I level ground quite a bit in preparation to match its level. Used Malamar's Topsy Turvy to invert its aura, then tanked it with Metagross (who happens to resist all four of its moves.) Didn't need any Z-Moves or Rotom buffs to win (save for Rotom EXP for grinding.) But still, amazing how you managed that despite the type disadvantage.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:54 AM   #38
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Zinnia was wrong, Gens 1-3 could handle meteors. We were so boss, we ate megas, completes, primals and ultras for breakfast.
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