I really like these little guys and I was lucky enough to encounter a horde of these (never thought I’d consider that a good thing) and captured one.
Cinder is a Charmeleon and is murdering everything in his path with Dragon Rage.
Glimnim the Oddish
I named her Glimnim because Glomnom. She’s my first PC’d Pokemon, and I don’t think I’ll be using her at all unless my team has an open spot. Nothing against Oddishes, I just wanna use Pokemon I’ve never used yet.
First badge! Redwing and Kaz were really all I needed. It was unbelievably close at the end, though. That Infestation is deadly.
Claire the Flabebe
First fairy type of the Nuzlocke! She has a yellow flower, but all art has the red, so just go with it. I’m actually pretty excited about this, especially after seeing all the other garbage encounters I could’ve gotten. I named her Claire because she’s cute, and it’s in my sister’s name.
They grow up so fast. I forgot how early Froakie learns Water Pulse, by the way. Fucking awesome. I’ve barely gotten to use him, so I may ditch the dumb experience share rule I made for myself once Claire is caught up.
Yep, I changed my mind. I don’t have Soulsilver and I still can’t stop playing Y. It’s also the farthest thing away from Gen.1, so that’ll be a breath of fresh air. My only extra rules aside from dupes clause is that I’ll have the battle style on Set mode to increase the challenge. I also won’t be doing any Super Training, and I won’t be using the event Torchic for the simple fact I can’t nickname it. And once I get the Experience Share, I’ll leave it on. I’ve never done that in my 3 playthroughs and even if the levels get unbalanced, too bad. And as per usual, I will never outlevel gym leaders. I started last night, so I’ll just get you up to speed on my Pokemon so far:
Kaz the Froakie
Now I originaly was going to go with Chespin because Froakie takes a while to learn some good moves whereas Chespin takes like 5 seconds to get some good coverage and such. Not only that, I just felt like I wanted to branch out my previous Chesnaught’s moves more, he only has grass and fighting moves and I wanna try a different set of moves. But I can do the same with Kaz and goddammit I just love Froakie so much and I wanna raise another. I named him after a Metal Gear Solid character. I could’ve named him Ryu, Kunai, or many ninja things, but it’s too obvious.
Buttercake the Caterpie/Metapod
I just really love Butterfree. Caterpie is cute and since mine’s a girl, a really cute name was in order. She’s the weakest member of my team right now, but that won’t last long. 3 more levels!
Gashigor the Weedle/Kakuna
First off, don’t worry, that Caterpie isn’t Buttercake. Second, I know what you’re thinking: “He’s gonna die just like Spike because Beedrill is awful!”
… Yeah, basically. I’ll be surprised if he makes it past the first gym. But, like Spike, I’m getting really attached to Gashigor. Weedle’s just so adorable, and strength isn’t why I love Pokemon. But even then, Gashigor outclasses Buttercake in almost every single stat despite being the same level. I really hope he survives long enough for me to give him a creative moveset and I’d really like for Gashigor to become a Champion with me.
Today I was grinding in Pokemon Y. This is my third time playing through the game and this time I chose to build a team of Pokemon I wanted to use, types be damned. And what happened was I ended up with a team that was almost all Grass or Psychic types. And some random stranger challenged me to an online battle.
Usually, I ignore it. Especially if the Pokemon I’m using aren’t too strong of a team. But just this one time I decided I would accept the challenge.
I didn’t think I would win. Especially after seeing that he was using THREE LEGENDARIES and FOUR motherfucking Dragon types (I have no dragon, ice, or fairy moves on my entire team). But regardless, I chose to lead with Meowstic.
He sent out Tyrantrum. Immediately, I was worried he would use Crunch and mess up my frail little psychic kitty, so I decided to set up for another Pokemon to take him out instead. I used Thunder Wave, and his response wasn’t Crunch, but rather Earthquake. Miraculously, Meowstic held on. I decided to just say “fuck it” and actually try to hurt it. I used Psychic, and it almost took out the Tyrantrum and his pitiful special defense. Know what he used?
When I had barely any HP
Giving me a free turn after switching in.
So in case it’s not obvious, this guy is a fucking terrible trainer.
Anyways, I brought out Scizor. I mega’d that sucker and finished off his T-Rex with a Bullet Punch.
He sends out Xerneas next. I respond by Bullet Punching him again. Super-effective, taking down half its HP. As I brace myself for a strong move, I’m greeted with a weak-ass Flash Cannon instead… yeah. Steel against Steel. Good one. So I Bullet Punch him yet again, taking out his legendary deer.
Gabite is up next. Gabites are fast, so surprise surprise I Bullet Punch him again. It barely survives. He uses Dragon Claw (physical move against my insanely-high defense) and it almost does nothing. I bullet punch him.
And then he sends out Zygarde. At this point I was feeling like I was being a bit cheap, so instead of Bullet Punching him, I go for a Night Slash, which hits critically like I hoped. He uses Dragon Pulse (a special move… he’s learning!) and finally starts to do notable damage to the Mega Scizor that bullet punched half his team to death. I switch for Delphox, resisted another Dragon Pulse, and finished him off with a Psyshock,
Now he’s done messing around. He sends out Charizard and Mega Evolves it. Expecting a nasty physical move, I set up Future Sight. And he does the dumbest thing I think I’ve ever seen:
Against a Delphox.
A physical Pokemon using a special move against a Pokemon with sky-high special defense.
Fire against Fire.
He has to recharge.
I get a free move.
So after he takes a pixel off my HP bar, I Psyshock him on my free turn, doing some good damage. He then uses Fly, and accidentally avoids my Future Sight (I doubt he even knew what the move was). Since Delphox isn’t very physically defensive, I switch out for a Pokemon who is: Mega Scizor. He lands on it, and does just enough to knock it out. But that’s okay, Delphox jumps back in and takes it out with Shadow Ball.
So now he’s down to one Pokemon and he’s only taken out two of mine. It’s Mewtwo vs Delphox.
Mewtwo used Ice Beam on a Fire Type with super high special defense.
Delphox used Future Sight for shits and giggles.
Mewtwo used Thunderbolt on a Pokemon with super high special defense.
Delphox used Shadow Ball.
Mewtwo used Aura Sphere on a Psychic type with super high special defense.
Delphox used Shadow Ball.
And that’s the story how I demolished a team packing three legendaries, while (basically) only using two of my Pokemon on my worst team.
So they definitely are censoring the English version. No one’s said “damn” and Brock didn’t yell “LIKE HELL!” like he did in the Japanese version. Oh well. It’s hard to tell which script is better, because the team who translated it did improve a lot of dialogue, but I think the Japanese script is a tad bit deeper… I think. Probably because of the culture difference. Being that on-the-nose would be pretty awkwardly unnatural in normal English conversation. I’d have to watch them side-by-side.
Oh, you mean literally under a fucking rock? Brilliant.
SHUT THE FUCK UP NATALIE PORTMAN’S FRIEND
GODDAMMIT WOMAN STOP TALKING I HATE YOU
YOU’RE NOT EVEN FUNNY, STOP
Wow, they couldn’t wait 10 minutes before several actually-pointless shots of Thor shirtless.
Hey, look, Natalie Portman accidentally found the red shit and she didn’t even have to lift the rock thing. She just looked at it and it went to her. Finding this supposedly-powerful stuff was easier than finding your mom’s dildo because your mom’s dildo doesn’t get up and walk to you.
Oops, I might’ve missed the explanation of the red shit because the sound of me crunching popcorn drowned it out. It’s just vaguely powerful because it does vague things and power, I guess.
SHIT, LOKI’S IN THIS MOVIE, I FORGOT. I TRAPPED MYSELF HERE, I ACTUALLY HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE SINCE I’M ALREADY SEEING IT
I swear to god I want to kill you, Natalie Portman’s friend. You piss me off so incredibly much with your annoying fucking voice.
Thor, you can stop making jokes. It’s weird. Not unfunny, but you still haven’t made me laugh either.
I don’t get the bad guy’s motives. He wants everything to be like his planet because evil.
This… sci-fi angle was unexpected. None of this was hinted at or shown in any previous movies. It’s cool, I guess, but I don’t like how out-of-nowhere it is. Granted Thor said “Where I come from, science and magic is one and the same” in the first movie, but… doesn’t seem like enough.
Jesus, this funeral scene is absolutely beautiful. I am seriously impressed with these visuals. So pretty.
Okay, I giggled at the Captain America part.
Shut up, Natalie Portman’s friend.
Shut up, Loki.
SERIOUSLY STOP EXISTING LOKI
Fine, this scene on World of Warcraft isn’t half bad. Loki’s cleverness is kinda cool.
No comments on the rest of the movie
Except that stupid scene with that stupid bitch and her stupid Ian.
And the actual story having a point aside from the general plot. The character arc goes as follows:
"Thor doesn’t wanna be a dick like that one time Odin was for literally a single line of dialogue, so he won’t be a king right now because it makes you a dick sometimes."
Why do you even care what she did? How did you even find out, I thought you didn't talk to her anymore?
I’m temporarily turning anonymous messages off. Ask me again once I do. If you’re scared of other people seeing your identity, I’ll keep it private. But I’m not answering these kinds of questions from faceless people.
Rant On How X and Y Reviewers Perceive Mega Pokemon
I’ve been reading/watching a lot of reviews of this game and they’ve definitely been positive but one complaint they always seem to have kind of pisses me off:
"There is no strategic value in Mega Evolution. There is no reason NOT to do it, there’s no downside, it’s just a shallow power increase."
It pisses me off because I’m not even sure they actually played the fucking game and are reviewing it anyways. I’m serious, I’m not even a great critic of games and even I can see why that argument is bullshit.
The biggest one for me personally is the fact that you can only have ONE mega evolution per battle. And unless you’re crazy, stupid, or boring, you probably have a Pokemon that can go mega aside from your Kanto starter. And with that situation, a very key question is presented to you in how you go about the fight: WHICH one do you mega evolve, and WHEN do you do it? Countless times I’ve had to make the hard decision, because every scenario is different and you don’t always know what your opponent’s team is. If you Mega Evolve the wrong Pokemon, it could easily cost you a match. Not to mention, in single player, if your Mega Pokemon faints, that’s it. When you revive it, it’s no longer a mega, and you can’t mega evolve anything for the rest of the fight.
Another thing I’ve heard reviewers say is that Mega Pokemon should have different abilities and types than their previous forms… Y’KNOW, BECAUSE 90% OF MEGA POKEMON DON’T CHANGE THEIR ABILITIES INTO SOMETHING DRASTICALLY GAME-CHANGING OR ANYTHING. I’m serious, I counted and 23 out of the 28 megas all get new abilities, almost all of them making a huge difference in that Pokemon’s performance. My Lucario’s Fighting and Steel attacks get DOUBLED in power. My Charizard’s physical moves get a significant boost which compliment its increased attack and dragon typing. My Venusaur’s gonna be no longer weak to Fire and Ice, two of its biggest weaknesses… Don’t tell me those abilities don’t make a difference. And with these abilities, it also means they don’t have their old abilities. Gyarados doesn’t get to lower its opponent’s attack when it switches in. Aggron can’t survive one-hit KO attacks. Gengar can now be hit by Ground attacks, which it’s weak to. Blastoise doesn’t get to have a good ability AT ALL (I’ll take Torrent over fuckin’ Mega Launcher any day)
And the typing thing is just really obvious since 6 of them have type changes, and with those changes come resistances and also more/different weaknesses and more risks. I was in an online battle once and my opponent sent out Garchomp against my Charizard. I had two options: I could either keep him as normal Charizard so I’m not weak to his dragon type attacks and just hit HIM with a dragon move, or I could mega evolve it into Mega Charizard X and deal way more damage with said dragon move even though HIS dragon moves would also hurt me more. And if you have an Ampharos, you might not wanna mega evolve it when you’re up against a Fairy or Ice type. Mega Gyarados loses his x4 electric weakness, but gains weaknesses to Fighting, Fairy, and Bug in the process. I could go on.
I’ve also seen people say that since basically all the stats raise, one or two stats should at least get a decrease to balance it… even though some of them DO get decreases in certain stats. Mega Mewtwo is a great example of this. Mega Mewtwo Y loses some Defense, and Mega Mewtwo X loses some Special Defense. I was grinding my Mega Mewtwo Y in Victory Road, and Gravellers kept using Explosion, which took a lot of my HP. But then I remembered normal Mewtwo has higher defense, so I actually DIDN’T mega evolve him at all despite being overall more powerful in mega form, and he started taking physical hits better.
Nintendo has also fucking outright stated this one before the game was even out: Mega Stones are held items, therefore you can’t reap the benefits of other held items… that’s right. No Leftovers. No Quick Claw. No Focus Sash. No berries. None of that. Painfully obvious downside to Mega Evolution that needs no explanation.
So let’s recap:
-Mega Evolutions are limited to one use -New abilties (they won’t get the benefits of their old abilties) -New typing (new weaknesses) -Decreased stats -No held items
How the fuck did all of that fly over their heads?
TL;DR Mega Pokemon add a lot of depth and reviewers are dumbasses.
I just saw a really cool theory that explains why Cubones wear the skulls even when their mothers are 100% still alive, and why there are so many Cubones at all (what are the chances of that many dead moms anyways).
Marowak’s skull clearly looks fused to its head, right? So what if the skull helmet actually just grows naturally over its head to serve as armor? And eventually, the skull gets damaged and it no longer is stuck to its head simply due to it being old. When it gives birth, it realizes its baby can’t grow its own skull-helmet yet, so the mother gives it her old skull and grows a new one (maybe it already had a new one growing in, hence why it suddenly has a new one already when you breed them).
So that way, it is still indeed wearing its mother’s skull, just in a different way than you initially think. And it’s still sad when Cubone’s mother dies, because he still has the helmet his mother gave him and keeps it because it’s all he has left of her.
He just didn’t wait until her corpse decomposed and wore her actual skull.
I wanna use Meowstic, but I don’t know whether or not to use the male or female. The male’s design looks way better, but the female actually learns good moves (and a wide variety at that)… may just suck it up and go female even though I’ve been dying to see a male one in action.
If you’re gonna nerf Hydro Pump, Thunder, and such, AT LEAST increase the accuracy to balance it. Now they are completely useless. I gave my Blastoise Surf instead of Hydro Pump because Hydro Pump is barely stronger anymore, but misses a lot more. I mean fuck, I even gave him Hydro CANNON, too because missing a turn is still more worth the extra power.