Pokemon Discussion

Topic started by takashichea on April 17, 2013. Last post by Daniel_Newton 1 year, 1 month ago.
Post by Acura_Max (2,346 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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Apparently the hp bar does not crawl anymore making battles seem faster. I don't know what that means, but more pokemon footage is on the way.

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Post by Daniel_Newton (3,227 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Acura_Max: @Supreme Marvel: @Destinyheroknight: @takashichea:

Hey guys, I don't know if you've ever been interested in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (I played it once or twice, but mostly just collected the cards) but the official Pokémon TCG Online Game is actually really awesome. It shows lots of helpful tooltip hints while you're playing (which you can turn off, if you want) that help you understand the game really quickly. After two or three games I pretty much understood the whole thing and it's become really fun and addictive. It starts you off with a free deck you can battle other users with, and later gives you some free boosters packs. You can also redeem this code for another free deck: plasmastorm (you can redeem it multiple times if you want). You also get three decks to play with in single player, and you eventually unlock cards from those, too.

If any of you are want to give it a shot, I'd love to battle you some time. My username is CaptainScarLeg.

Oh, and if you like the Pokémon games (red/blue, ruby/sapphire, black/white, etc.) then you'll probably love this. It actually feels a lot like the games while being much more interesting.

Let me know if you try it!

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@Daniel_Newton:

I'll try it! I haven't play a single Pokemon card game. It would be a new experience. Speaking of Pokemon, I haven't watch a single episode in weeks. Yeah, my little bro been watching it by himself since I got work in the family business. Time to hit Cartoon Network.

What is this?! Iris is going with ASh in Kalos. I thought we get a new female protagonist in the show.

@Supreme Marvel:

LOL.

@Acura_Max:

That HP bar didn't bother me too much. I think the battles in the new game will take a lot longer because of the special animation and effects. I used to turn off the animation when I'm busy training my dream team.

Post by Acura_Max (2,346 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@Daniel_Newton: Sweet! I was playing that game about a year ago, but quit after I realized they weren't going to give you free cards. It looks like I'll be back on board.

My username is MajorRenly.

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@Acura_Max: Awesome. I added you to my friends list :)

Post by Acura_Max (2,346 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@Daniel_Newton: Cool! By the way, how do I accept your friend request or look at my friends list?

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@Acura_Max: In the game you need to get past the main menu (I usually just go on multiplayer, deck manager) and click on the friend icon. Here's a screen shot:

Post by Acura_Max (2,346 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@Daniel_Newton: For some reason, my friends icon seems to be blackened out. When I hover my mouse over it, nothing happens.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,227 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Acura_Max: Yeah, it's like that for me right now, too. There's a message in the bottom left corner saying there's currently a problem with "lobbies" so I assume it's something to do with that. It will probably be fixed soon.

According to your screenshot you have a bunch of tokens. You can trade those for booster packs in the store if you want new cards.

Post by Acura_Max (2,346 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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More info on that Pokemon X/Y game. According to Lazygamer, the game is going to be bigger or at the very least, it will take up more memory space on your 3DS. It is reported that the game will take up 1.7 gigabytes, or 13297 blocks. Here's a comparison of other Pokemon games for perspective:

GameMemory Needed
Diamond and Pearl64 megabytes
Gold and Silver, Heart Gold and Soul Silver remakes128 megabytes
Black/White256 megabytes
Black/White 2512 megabytes
Pokemon X/Y1.7 gigabytes
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@Acura_Max said:

More info on that Pokemon X/Y game. According to Lazygamer, the game is going to be bigger or at the very least, it will take up more memory space on your 3DS. It is reported that the game will take up 1.7 gigabytes, or 13297 blocks. Here's a comparison of other Pokemon games for perspective:

GameMemory Needed
Diamond and Pearl64 megabytes
Gold and Silver, Heart Gold and Soul Silver remakes128 megabytes
Black/White256 megabytes
Black/White 2512 megabytes
Pokemon X/Y1.7 gigabytes

Fire Emblem Awakening was the biggest with 8,579 Blocks (1.5GB). Now, Pokemon tops it.

This is why I always prefer the physical copies over digital. I should pre order because I remember Fire Emblem and some of the other 3DS titles' physical copies were scarce.

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MORE REVELATIONS ABOUND. Remember that funky Mewtwo. It turns out that form is one of the first to be what is called a "Mega Evolution." More detail on that below:

While details of Pokémon X & Y are slowly filtered through to the West, we can rely on CoroCoro magazine to keep the new information coming regardless; today's revelations are undoubtedly worth exploring. Scans taken and translated by Serebii have revealed details on new Pokémon and all-new "Mega" evolutions, which promise to shift up the dynamics for all Trainers.

Thanks to Serebii's efforts, below are the details.

  • There are "Mega" forms of various Pokémon, specifically MegaBlaziken, MegaAbsol, MegaMawile, MegaMewtwo, MegaLucario and MegaAmpharos.
  • MegaMawile is Steel/Fairy-type (as is normal Mawile) and has the ability Huge Power.
  • MegaBlaziken has Speed Boost.
  • MegaLucario has Adaptability.
  • MegaAbsol has the ability Magic Bounce.
  • MegaMewtwo has the ability Insomnia.
  • MegaAmpharos is Electric/Dragon and has the ability Mold Breaker.
  • These "Mega" 'mon "evolve" through a process called, not surprisingly, "Mega Evolution".
  • A new character will be called Koruni in Japan. She is a Gym Leader and holds the key to understanding Mega Evolutions.

In addition new Pokémon, shown below, are the following:

  • The pre-evolution of Gogoat is called Meekuru. It is 0.9m and 31.0kg.
  • There's an Electric Fairy called Dedenne. It is 0.2m and 2.2kg. It is the Antenna Pokémon and has the abilities Pick Up or the new ability Cheek Pouches.
  • The Rabbit is a Normal-type called Horubii. It is 0.4m and 5.0kg. It is the Digging Pokémon and also has the abilities Pick Up or Cheek Pouches.

Quite a lot to take in this time around. Check out the scans below and let us know what you think.

The image uploader seems be acting a bit weird, so I will have to link you to the pictures.

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Another huge info dump by the folks who make Pokemon:

A Special Limited-Time Wi-Fi Distribution Event to Celebrate Mega Evolution Begins Worldwide on October 12th, 2013

LONDON, UK—August 9, 2013—

Mega Evolution

Mega Stone. Mega Stones are special stones that exist for all Pokémon that can Mega Evolve, each named after the Pokémon to which it grants power. For instance, the Lucarionite Mega Stone will help Lucario Mega Evolve. Mega Stones are hidden throughout the Kalos region, and players must find them to unlock the incredible power of Mega Evolution.

One Mega Stone, Blazikenite, will not be found during normal gameplay in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Players of the new titles will need to participate in a special limited-time Wi-Fi distribution event via Nintendo Network to get a Torchic holding a Blazikenite Mega Stone. This is how players can receive the Blazikenite Mega Stone when the new titles launch. The character distribution begins October 12th, the same day Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launches worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and this distribution event will only last for a short period of time. Players will need to evolve the Torchic they receive via the distribution into Combusken and finally into Blaziken in order to harness the power of this Mega Stone and Mega Evolve Blaziken into Mega Blaziken.

The Torchic received in this distribution also has the Hidden Ability Speed Boost, a very powerful Ability that increases a Pokémon’s Speed at the end of every turn. This limited-time character distribution event allows players to get a Torchic with Speed Boost, which becomes incredibly effective once they Mega Evolve Blaziken into Mega Blaziken.

Brand-New Method of Pokémon Training: Super Training!

Super Training or S.T. is being introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, allowing players to help their Pokémon grow stronger when they’re not in battle. On the Touch Screen of the Nintendo 3DS system, players can have their Pokémon participate in Super Training, activities that will increase a Pokémon’s base stats, the underlying values that define its HP, Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.

One Super Training activity involves having Pokémon train by facing huge Pokémon-shaped Balloon Bots in a virtual space, with both sides trying to shoot balls into the opponent’s goal. Using the Circle Pad and Touch Screen to avoid shots from the Balloon Bots while landing their own in the goal, players will enjoy this action-packed feature while increasing their Pokémon’s base stats to help them become stronger for battle.

For a more casual way to help Pokémon strengthen their base stats, Core Training lets players set up training bags, earned by completing Super-Training Regimens, for Pokémon in their party to use. Pokémon will work on Core Training by themselves, raising their stats on their own. By tapping on the Touch Screen during a Core Training session, players can help their Pokémon increase their base stats, too. Players will be able to see how their Pokémon are doing at their Core Training at any time from the main Super Training screen.

More never-before-seen Pokémon that players will encounter in the Kalos region have been announced this morning by The Pokémon Company International. You can check them out atPokemon.co.uk/XY.

· By emitting radio waves from its antenna-shaped whiskers, new Electric- and Fairy-type Pokémon Dedenne can communicate with far-off allies. It can also plug its tail into outlets to drain electricity from them. Its Ability, Cheek Pouch, is new to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. If a Pokémon with this Ability eats a Berry during battle, it will not only reap the benefit from the Berry, but the Pokémon will also be able to regain HP. Dedenne can learn the new Electric-type move Nuzzle, which looks cute as the user nuzzles up to a target with its cheeks fully charged, but it’s quite dangerous! Nuzzle will do damage while paralyzing the opponent.

· Bunnelby is a new Normal-type Pokémon that creates its den by digging in the ground with its large, shovel-shaped ears. These powerful ears are strong enough to chop right through thick tree roots, making them a force to be reckoned with in battle. Bunnelby can learn the Ground-type move Dig. On the first turn, the user burrows underground, and on the second turn, it attacks! In Double Battles, a Pokémon can use Dig to avoid its ally’s attack and then dish out damage on the next turn.

· It is now known that Skiddo evolves into the already announced Gogoat. A Grass-type Pokémon, Skiddo has a gentle nature and is said to be the first Pokémon to live alongside humans. Because of this relationship, Skiddo doesn’t mind carrying people or supplies on its back, and it has become able to read the feelings of its riders through their grip on its horns. Skiddo can learn the Grass-type moveLeaf Blade, where the user wields a sharp leaf to slice like a sword.

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Post by Destinyheroknight (10,295 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Mega Evolution!? Digimon want a word with you Pokemon

This how to do a Mega Evolution Pokemon

What next, humans and Pokemon can combine? (oh wait)

Post by Bluecatcinema (18 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Those "Mega" Pokémon do look kind of cool. I wonder how many there'll be?

Post by Acura_Max (2,346 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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Here are some screenshots of the new Super training as well as what looks like a Pokemon mount

Super Training

Pokemon Mount?

Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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I am getting both and X/Y via canadian import. I am making it my mission to own all the 3DS games even before I plan to own one.

This is due to my mom finding it okay to buy smaller cheaper stuff instead of one big thing. I am going to save up and till april and get it then, I'll probably miss the torchic event that way though...

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Acura_Max: @Kelleth: @Destinyheroknight:…

Holy Christ! What is this?! Digimon in my Pokemon. That's blasphemy!

Just kidding. Well, I'm okay with Nintendo doing something new. People criticized the company and its mascot games for producing new games with little changes. Nintendo has been acting cautious, not to change the formula. Each game has a new gimmick.

The Digimon Mount must be fan service for fans, me included, who loved having Pokemon walking besides you. Pokemon Yellow has a place in my heart. Too bad, its battery cells died out on me.

Sorry, I got caught up in my Nintendo rant.

  • The Rabbit is a Normal-type called Horubii. It is 0.4m and 5.0kg. It is the Digging Pokémon and also has the abilities Pick Up or Cheek Pouches.

This looks like Raichu and a Pica (a real rabbit) mixed together.

Acura: Is that Blaziken stone for UK only?

@Kelleth:

I'm getting Pokemon Y that was before they reveal the types of the legendaries. I chose Y because the legendary Pokemon looked more cooler than some deer from Princess Mononoke.

Post by Acura_Max (2,346 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@takashichea: That's just where the news was reported from. I expect it will be a worldwide event since they put the effort to make it a worldwide release.

Post by Acura_Max (2,346 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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I'm surprised no one is talking about the Super Training and how it might affect the game. Also, here is one of the new gym leaders. This person is the expert on Mega Evolutions

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