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Subject: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:27 pm

I'd been posting on and off about my playthrough of Pokemon Platinum on the Longest Thread Ever, some of it was live blogging other times it was updates.

After seeing the seperate live blog thread I decided to continue it over here in the Video Games board. Sometimes it will be a live blog of sorts, sometimes just an update.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:33 pm

At this point I have 5 gym badges, and can now surf the water routes. I went around to places to find different items that I couldn't get previously due to water blocking the way.

Now I'm going to do a few optional areas: Route 219, Fuego Ironworks and Floroma Meadow.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:34 pm

Forgot to use Repels. Encountered a Tentacool. :P

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:35 pm

Fighting a double battle.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:38 pm

Now battling swimmers.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:43 pm

Got some dude with a Remoraid...

Tentacool and...

Octillery!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:45 pm

More swimmers... :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:47 pm

Funny how trainers almost always have the Pink Shellos and Gastrodons.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:50 pm

Swimmers...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:54 pm

Kinda weird that a swimmer would have a fighting/psychic Pokemon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 10:58 pm

Back on land again.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 11:03 pm

Ace Trainer battle.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 11:10 pm

Pal Park, I remember using that on Pokemon Pearl.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 11:13 pm

Now I'm in Floroma... Going to go to the Ironworks.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 11:16 pm

Arrow tiles. Oh boy.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 11:21 pm

Part way through.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 11:27 pm

Done with Ironworks. Now in the Meadow.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/09 at 11:33 pm

Done with the Meadow.

Going back to Jubilife to save.

Tommorrow will primarily be an update.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough

Written By: Step-chan on 08/05/09 at 11:39 pm

Alright! I have beaten the 6th gym and took on part of the Criminal group Galatic!

Will post my primary team's stats here in my next post.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/06/09 at 12:22 am

Team Trucy:

La Mulana- Infernape Female

Type: Fire/Fighting

Nature: Modest(+Sp. Atk/-Atk)

Highest stat IV- Hit Points

Experience Level: 41

Notes: La Mulana is Trucy's first Pokemon. La Mulana gets her nickname from a adventure game with a cruel treasure that shows a picture of the main character in a skimpy swimsuit(the character is a guy).

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Thea- Milotic Female

Type: Water

Nature: Modest(+Sp. Atk/-Atk)

Highest stat IV- Hit Point

Experience Level: 41

Notes: Thea is one of the Pokemon that hatched from eggs from the Day Care. Trucy fed Thea(who was a Feebas at the time) alot of Dry Poffin to help her evolve into Milotic. Thea gets her name from a character on Phantasy Star 3.

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Poppy Leaf- Leafeon Female

Type: Grass

Nature: Gentle(+Sp. Def/-Def)

Highest stat IV- Speed

Experience Level: 41

Notes: Another Pokemon from Daycare, Poppy Leaf started out as a Eevee before. Trucy leveled her up in Eterna Forest, causing her to evolve into Leafeon. Poppy Leaf doesn't get her name from anyone in general, it just seemed appropriate for her.

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Sasami- Gardevoir Female

Type: Psychic

Nature: Mild(+Sp. Atk/-Def)

Highest stat IV- Hit Points

Experience Level: 40

Notes: Sasami was found on the way to Solaceon town when she was a Ralts, where Trucy caught her. Sasami gets her nickname from a character on Tenchi Muyo.

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Lunara- Absol Female

Type: Dark

Nature: Careful(+Sp. Def/-Sp. Atk)

Highest stat IV- Attack

Experience Level: 40

Notes: Lunara was received from the Day Care trip and has been trained mainly in speed. Lunara gets her name from a concept character that Trucy heard of, that was created by Step-chan.

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Homestar- Togekiss Male

Type: Normal/Flying*

Nature: Docile(No change)

Highest stat IV- Special Attack

Experience Level: 41

Notes: Homestar was another from one received from the Day Care trip, he was originally named Perseus, but decided on changing his name. Homestar is, of course, named after Homestar Runner.

*Come guys, I want to see some pure flying types!

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Kokoro- Lopunny Female

Type: Normal

Nature: Naughty(+Atk/-Sp. Def)

Highest stat IV- Speed

Experience Level: 40

Notes: Kokoro was yet another from the Day Care trip. She's had training mainly to be a physical sweeper. She gets her nickname from a character on the Dead or Alive fighting game series.

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Azusa- Clefairy Female

Type: Normal

Nature: Lax(+Def/-Sp. Def)

Highest stat IV- Special Attack

Experience Level: 18

Notes: Another from the Day Care, Azusa has only had alittle training so far. Azusa gets her name from a minor character in Ranma 1/2.

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Bella- Staraptor Female

Type: Normal/Flying

Nature: Quirky(No change)

Highest stat IV- Hit Points

Experience Level: 41

Notes: Bella is one of Trucy's earliest caught Pokemon. She gets her nickname from a character on Dragon Quest 5(Japanese version).

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Akane- Swablu Female

Type: Normal/Flying

Nature: Bold(+Def/-Atk)

Highest stat IV- Special Attack

Experience Level: 1

Notes: Newest addition to Team Trucy and another from the Day Care, she'll mainly be trained some before the Elite 4. Akane gets her name from Ranma's Fiance in Ranma 1/2.


Okay, that's it for tonight! I'll touch up on the other teams in future posts.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/07/09 at 12:53 pm

I'm up to the point where I'll be battling the 7th gym in Snowpoint city.

More on this later.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/15/09 at 10:24 pm

Massive update!

I have finished the 7th gym, fought off Team Galactic, caught Giratina, got the 8th badge, caught the three legendary pokemon and went through Victory Road.

I am now training for the Elite 4.

More on this later... With more in depth Pokemon profiles.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/21/09 at 12:45 pm

Team Trucy:

La Mulana- Infernape Female

Type: Fire/Fighting

Ability: Blaze(Powers up Fire type moves when in a pinch)

Nature: Modest(+Sp. Atk/-Atk)

Highest stat IV- Hit Points

Experience Level: 62

HP: 189  Atk: 155  Def: 106  S. Atk: 165  S. Def: 111  Speed: 166

Moves: Flamethrower, Close Combat, Brick Break, Earthquake

Notes: La Mulana is part of Trucy's Elite Four team. She is sort of a mixed attacker with great speed and has abit of her training in Attack and Special Attack.

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Thea- Milotic Female

Type: Water

Ability: Marvel Scale(Boosts Defense when suffering)

Nature: Modest(+Sp. Atk/-Atk)

Highest stat IV- Hit Point

Experience Level: 62

HP: 223  Atk: 90  Def: 114  S. Atk: 189  S. Def: 171  Speed: 128

Moves: Surf, Water Pulse, Rain Dance, Ice Beam

Notes: Thea is a part of Trucy's Elite Four team. She's more of a defensive Special Attacker, receiving Special Attack, Defense and Hit Point training.

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Poppy Leaf- Leafeon Female

Type: Grass

Ability: Leaf Guard(Prevents Status problems in sunny weather)

Nature: Gentle(+Sp. Def/-Def)

Highest stat IV- Speed

Experience Level: 62

HP: 174  Atk: 181  Def: 149  S. Atk: 90  S. Def: 114  Speed: 158

Moves: Razor Leaf, X-Scizzor, Return, Dig

Notes: The third member of Trucy's Elite Four team. Poppy Leaf is a Physical Attacker with good Physical Defense and Speed. She received a great deal of Physical Attack training.

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Sasami- Gardevoir Female

Type: Psychic

Ability: Trace(Copies opponents ability)

Nature: Mild(+Sp. Atk/-Def)

Highest stat IV- Hit Points

Experience Level: 62

HP: 186  Atk: 96  Def: 84  S. Atk: 223  S. Def: 159  Speed: 135

Moves: Psychic, Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, Calm Mind

Notes: Sasami is the fourth member of Trucy's Elite four team. Sasami is an incredibly powerful Special Attacker with solid Speed, due to a mix in Special Attack and Speed training primarily.

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Lunara- Absol Female

Type: Dark

Ability: Super Luck(Boosts critical hit rate)

Nature: Careful(+Sp. Def/-Sp. Atk)

Highest stat IV- Attack

Experience Level: 62

HP: 160  Atk: 195  Def: 87 S. Atk: 100  S. Def: 111  Speed: 138

Moves: Night Slash, Rock Slide, Psycho Cut, Sword Dance

Notes: Lunara is the fifth member of Trucy's Elite 4 team. Lunara is the hardest physical hitter of the team and has received alot of Speed training, helping her to get a decent level of swiftness.

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Homestar- Togekiss Male

Type: Normal/Flying

Ability: Serene Grace(Doubles chance of move's secondary effects)

Nature: Docile(No change)

Highest stat IV- Special Attack

Experience Level: 62

HP: 204  Atk: 84  Def: 130 S. Atk:194  S. Def: 171  Speed: 143

Moves: Air Slash, Aura Sphere, Shock Wave, Charm

Notes: Homestar is the sixth member of Trucy's Elite Four team. Homestar is a great Special Attacker and has a mix of Special Attack, Defensive and Speed training.

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Kokoro- Lopunny Female

Type: Normal

Ability: Cute Charm(Can cause infactuation if opponent hits with a direct blow)

Nature: Naughty(+Atk/-Sp. Def)

Highest stat IV- Speed

Experience Level: 50

HP: 140  Atk: 127  Def: 89  S. Atk: 70  S. Def: 100  Speed: 136

Moves: Return, Jump Kick, Ice Punch, Foresight

Notes: Kokoro is being training for the post game section. She is a Physical Attacker with heavy Physcial Attack training and a mix of Speed and Hit Point training as well. Kokoro's move set isn't complete yet.

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Azusa- Clefable Female

Type: Normal

Ability: Magic Guard(Protection from special based attacks)

Nature: Lax(+Def/-Sp. Def)

Highest stat IV- Special Attack

Experience Level: 30

HP: 105  Atk: 51  Def: 81  S. Atk: 72  S. Def: 89  Speed: 52

Moves: Ice Beam, Psychic, Magical Leaf, Wake Up Slap

Notes: Azusa is being trained as a Special Attacker for the post game areas. Her move set isn't complete yet.

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Bella- Staraptor Female

Type: Normal/Flying

Ability: Intimidate(Cuts Opponent's attack)

Nature: Quirky(No change)

Highest stat IV- Hit Points

Experience Level: 68

HP: 216  Atk: 209  Def: 112  S. Atk: 85  S. Def: 87  Speed: 191

Moves: Brave Bird, Aerial Ace, Close Combat, Return

Notes: Bella has helped out quite abit through Trucy's journey, she now helps in training Trucy's other Pokemon due to her great level of experience.

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Akane- Altaria Female

Type: Dragon/Flying

Ability: Natural Cure(Recovers from Status problems when switched out)

Nature: Bold(+Def/-Atk)

Highest stat IV- Special Attack

Experience Level: 35

HP: 105  Atk: 51  Def: 81  S. Atk: 73  S. Def: 81  Speed: 90

Moves: Dragonbreath, Aircutter, Flamethrower, Sing

Notes: Akane is Trucy's main Dragon Pokemon and is receiving training as a Special Attacker post game. Her move set isn't complete at this moment.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/24/09 at 3:03 pm

Anyway, my team is ready for the E4, but I'm going back to Pokemon Pearl for some item scouting.

Probably tommorrow I'll do a live blog of the E4 battles.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/25/09 at 4:49 pm

Elite 4 time!

First up is Aaron. He primarily uses Bug types.

His team is:

Yanmega Lv. 49
Scizor Lv. 49
Vespiquen Lv. 50
Heracross Lv. 51
Drapion Lv. 53

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/25/09 at 4:57 pm

Aaron's defeated!

Next up is Bertha! She mainly uses Ground types.

Her team:

Whishcash Lv. 50
Gliscor Lv. 53
Golem Lv. 52
Rhyperior Lv. 52
Hippowdon Lv. 55

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/25/09 at 5:03 pm

Bertha's defeated!

Next up is Flint! He uses Fire types.

His team:

Houndoom Lv. 52
Flareon Lv. 55
Rapidash Lv. 53
Infernape Lv. 55
Magmortar Lv. 57

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/25/09 at 5:15 pm

Carrot top err.. Flint's defeated.(You'd have to see a pic of him to see what I mean)

His Rapidash and Magmortar were particularly annoying.

Next up is Lucian. He uses Psychic types.

His team:

Mr. Mime Lv. 53
Espeon Lv. 55
Bronzong Lv. 54
Alakazam Lv. 56
Gallade Lv. 59

This is about to get alittle harder now.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/25/09 at 5:26 pm

I was definetly right about him being tougher.

Whew! His Gallade did a number on my Gardevior, had to have Togekiss take one for the team!

Now Lucian is defeated.

Time to take on the Champion Cynthia!

She has no specific theme to her team.

Her team is:

Spiritomb Lv. 58
Roserade Lv. 58
Togekiss Lv. 60
Lucario Lv. 60
Milotic Lv. 58
Garchomp Lv. 62

Here I go!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum Playthrough(Spoilers, although mostly vague)

Written By: Step-chan on 08/25/09 at 5:44 pm

Cynthia is defeated!

Congradulations to Team Trucy!

Lunara the Absol
Poppy Leaf the Leafeon
Homestar the Togekiss
La Mulana the Infernape
Thea the Milotic
Sasami the Gardevoir

All that's left is post game content.

I touch up on it every here and there, although there won't be any live blogging on it.

So this thread can now be about anything related to Pokemon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/07/09 at 2:40 pm

Figure I'll do a quick update.

I've done alot, mainly exploring all the routes I can do and catching legendaries.

Also have new members in Team Trucy and Emma Skye.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Max Power on 09/07/09 at 6:35 pm

Finding a shiny is the hardest thing to do.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/08/09 at 3:45 pm


Finding a shiny is the hardest thing to do.


That it is....

I've ran into a few in 2nd and 3rd gen... But not in the 4th.

In Gold/Silver(Don't remember which one):

I ran into a shiny Rattata, which I accidently KO'ed.
I did catch a shiny Drowzee though during these games.

In Ruby:

I hatched a shiny adamant nature Sentret... Wasn't expecting it, that's for sure(It had a 31 defense IV and a 0 attack IV... how bizarre).

I have played around alittle with the Pokeradar in Pearl and Platinum, but I usually mess up before having a higher odds of getting a shiny.

For now I'm just going to utilize my Pachirisu team(they have Pickup), to get rare candies and such. VS seeker spamming started to drive me crazy after awhile.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/08/09 at 11:03 pm

Trying to get lucky with Rare Candy drops has let me down....

Back to VS Seeker.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/10/09 at 12:04 am

Nothing new, except for looking at the Heart Gold and Soul Silver pics that have been popping up.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Max Power on 09/10/09 at 1:07 pm


Nothing new, except for looking at the Heart Gold and Soul Silver pics that have been popping up.


What do you think the Westboro will react to a male Gardevoir?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/10/09 at 2:53 pm


What do you think the Westboro will react to a male Gardevoir?


Did you mean "How"?

I'm not sure.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/11/09 at 5:55 pm

Anyway...

Am doing alittle Pal Park transfering... Will be starting a new game on Leafgreen later this.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/13/09 at 6:30 pm

^ Meant "Later on this next week".

As for Pokemon Platinum, I've finished leveling up Team Pk Thunder(5 Pachirisu with the Pickup ability) to 91, they can now find the best items found through their ability.

Aside from doing the Pal Park in Platinum for a couple more days, I'm taking a fairly long break from playing from it. Mainly so I can get back to my playthrough of Dragon Quest 5 and starting a new file on Pokemon Leafgreen.

Also will try to write and submit some song parodies for Amiright.(I'm on vacation this week)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/17/09 at 12:56 pm

I found this on a thread at Gamefaqs and posted in the thread about Kanye.

I just thought, why not post it in this thread too?

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/BTT/Sprites/kanye.png

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/24/09 at 11:22 pm

Been playing Pokemon Leafgreen. Have gotten the 5th gym badge.

Main party:

Mink- Charizard Female

Koboshi- Raichu Female

Seanbaby- Sandslash Male

Ryoko- Persian Female

Yurika- Clefable Female

Miss Angol- Vaporeon Female

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/25/09 at 4:13 pm

Here's one of my custom teams from Pearl: DragonForce.

Herman Li (Dragonite)
Sam Totman (Tyranitar)
ZP Theart (Charizard)
Vadim Prushanov (Moltres)
Dave Mackintosh (Blaziken)
Adrian Lambert (Salamence)

I know the team has horrible type selections, I was just looking for good matches with the band members....

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/25/09 at 10:58 pm

My teams(minus the Pachirisus) don't have a particular theme, but are usually named after favorite anime, cartoon and game characters.

Platinum E4 champions:

Lunara the Absol(She took on Cynthia's Spiritomb)

Poppy Leaf the Leafeon(She took on Cynthia's Milotic)

Homestar the Togekiss(He took on Cynthia's Lucario)

La Mulana the Infernape(She took on Cynthia's Roserade)

Thea the Milotic(She took on Cynthia's Garchomp)

Sasami the Gardevoir(She took on Cynthia's Togekiss)

My Togekiss, Gardevoir and Milotic have more obvious nicknames. Togekiss named after Homestar Runner, Gardevoir named after Sasami from Tenchi Muyo and Milotic is named after Thea from Phantasy Star 3(a Genesis RPG).

My Infernape was named after a computer game(I think, it have been an MSX game), which is a sort of side scrolling adventure. Although my memory of it was from watching a part of a walkthrough where you get a hidden treasure, which is more of a cruel parody. I would explain it, but I don't know if you want to know.

My Absol, wasn't named after anyone from a series or game, but was named after a concept character I created before.

My Leafeon, well, I had a problem thinking of a good name for it. Finally decided on Poppy Leaf, thought it was cute and funny(drug reference).

My Pearl E4 champions:

Step-chan the Infernape(I picked Chimchar in both games)
Kyra the Chimecho
Jun the Floatzel
Nene the Roserade
Ibuki the Sudowoodo
Elgala the Luxray

Infernape's nickname is really obvious.

My Chimecho was named after Kyra from Phantasy Star 4(an excellent Genesis RPG).

My Floatzel, I don't remember exactly who, but I named her after someone from an anime series.

My Roserade was named after Nene from Bubblegum Crisis(the original series not newer one).

My Sudowoodo was named I think after Ibuki from Maison Ikkoku.

My Luxray, Elgala from Excel Saga.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/26/09 at 2:18 pm

You make concept characters? Awesome! I've actually done some manga on Microsoft Paint, but I've yet to reach my potential.

Back to Pokemon, those are some really cool teams. I find it funny that I named an Exploud after Soundgarden lead vocalist Chris Cornell. Hey, it fits well!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Silver Power on 09/26/09 at 2:29 pm

Damn, it's been a while since I've played Pokemon. I'd never nickname them, a habit that I started in Red + Blue versions, because you'd have to check out their stats to see what pokemon they actually were. .

I would make sure my party had all around the same level, which was harder to do around the beginning of the game, where I would just train my starter Pokemon. My philosophy was: If I have a level 20, and my opponent has 6 level 10s, I'll beat him. However, as the game progressed, I would start training all of my Pokemon.

I made sure the Pokemon I had with me weren't all the same time. I balanced it.

My party needed to have all of the HMs in it, so that I would never get stuck.

I would always train the rarer Pokemon, such as ones that you can only get once in a game,

The last Pokemon game that I played was Sapphire, and that was a while ago. Since then, I haven't played, but I would always keep a high-leveled Shedinja with me. He only has 1hp, but only Super-Effective moves can actually hurt him. He's extremely helpful in certain Elite 4 battles.

Well, that's my two-cents, lol.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/26/09 at 2:39 pm

Trust me Torey, the last thing you want is to get stuck in a place without an HM move! Totally agree with your starter philosophy.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/26/09 at 7:41 pm


You make concept characters? Awesome! I've actually done some manga on Microsoft Paint, but I've yet to reach my potential.

Back to Pokemon, those are some really cool teams. I find it funny that I named an Exploud after Soundgarden lead vocalist Chris Cornell. Hey, it fits well!


I've made concept characters for RPG ideas I have. Whenever I've done an drawing or sketching, it's just been on paper. I couldn't do it easily on a computer.

The Pearl team I had chosen had a few close calls in the E4. Mainly Luxray vs Brongzong(Earthquake, Luxray was left with alittle over 30 HP) and Floatzel vs. Garchomp(Which is funny, because Floatzels have a higher speed base stat than Garchomp, but it still out sped it. Floatzel barely survived Earthquake and Garchomp survived the Ice Beam, but it also froze it and Cynthia didn't use a Full Restore).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/26/09 at 7:50 pm


Damn, it's been a while since I've played Pokemon. I'd never nickname them, a habit that I started in Red + Blue versions, because you'd have to check out their stats to see what pokemon they actually were. .

I would make sure my party had all around the same level, which was harder to do around the beginning of the game, where I would just train my starter Pokemon. My philosophy was: If I have a level 20, and my opponent has 6 level 10s, I'll beat him. However, as the game progressed, I would start training all of my Pokemon.

I made sure the Pokemon I had with me weren't all the same time. I balanced it.

My party needed to have all of the HMs in it, so that I would never get stuck.

I would always train the rarer Pokemon, such as ones that you can only get once in a game,

The last Pokemon game that I played was Sapphire, and that was a while ago. Since then, I haven't played, but I would always keep a high-leveled Shedinja with me. He only has 1hp, but only Super-Effective moves can actually hurt him. He's extremely helpful in certain Elite 4 battles.

Well, that's my two-cents, lol.


I didn't start nicknaming my Pokemon until 3rd and 4th Gen. Now you can tell what's what in the games. For me, depending on what I plan on training would depend on how much gets trained early on. Early on during my current playthrough of Leafgreen, I was mainly using my starter(Charmander), Pikachu and Weedle line(to deal with Misty's Starmie, it's weak to Twinneedle due to it's Psychic typing, I do the same thing if I pick Squirtle, I'm not a fan of the Bellsprout line).

Now my main team is Charizard, Raichu, Sandslash, Clefable, Persian and Vaporeon.

And yeah they still have E4 in the latest gen.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Silver Power on 09/26/09 at 8:02 pm

I just found my old Blue Version, and my party is:

Nidoking
Mewtwo
Moltres
Articuno
Blastoise
Arcanine

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Wow, that brings back memories. xD

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/27/09 at 9:12 am


I just found my old Blue Version, and my party is:

Nidoking
Mewtwo
Moltres
Articuno
Blastoise
Arcanine

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Wow, that brings back memories. xD


You trained an Arcanine? Always wanted to try that.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Silver Power on 09/27/09 at 9:40 am

Karamel to Step and DJ Blaze. Step's almost to 1000!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/27/09 at 6:03 pm

Am now.

I've never trained an Arcanine either.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/02/09 at 7:22 pm

Step-Chan, congrats on the 1000th karamel! Now multiply that by 9.... IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/02/09 at 9:07 pm

And now your one higher.(Finally got the computer problem under control, so now I can get back to my Breed parody)

Anyway, I'm training for the E4. Just have my Persian left.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Silver Power on 10/02/09 at 9:11 pm


And now your one higher.(Finally got the computer problem under control, so now I can get back to my Breed parody)

Anyway, I'm training for the E4. Just have my Persian left.


Persian? Now THAT'S one I've never thought about training!

1st Gen PKMN FTW!!!!11!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/02/09 at 9:30 pm


Persian? Now THAT'S one I've never thought about training!

1st Gen PKMN FTW!!!!11!


In the 3rd gen remakes and 4th gen games, they make decent ingame Psychic counters.

Shadow Ball 3rd gen, Physical Ghost and Dark attacks 4th gen... Especially Faint Attack, if you have a Meowth/Persian with a Technician ability(Which boosts the moves with a 60 base attack rating or lower by 50%).

I usually use Flareon(But I picked Charmander this time, so no need for it) as a sort of Psychic counter 3rd gen, since it could also learn Shadow Ball(Ghost was physical before Physical/Special split), it's slower than most Psychics, but it has better Sp. Def than Persian in case it takes a hit first. Persian, though has alot speed behind it, so it can compensate for weaker durability as well.

One thing I will say, I've always prefered Squirtle(I didn't want to raise a Gyarados) and missed having a water type until I got an Eevee in Celadon and evolved into a Vaporeon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/05/09 at 1:23 pm

Have beaten the Elite 4, am now trying to find Suicune(I have the National Dex).

Am having the worst luck too. Since I have to actually run into it if I were to track it. Darn 3rd Gens lack of a Poketch!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/06/09 at 6:04 pm

Found it after doing the Sevii Islands and gemstone quest.

I'm going to breed an E4 rematch team. So far the planned members are:

Xatu- Never had a Xatu before, want to know if I'll like it enough for a team slot on HG/SS playthroughs next year.
Misdreavus- My favorite ghost type, have trained one on and off, but never trained one for the E4.
Furret- I've trained these before, one of my favorites. Plan on getting an Adamant one.
Flareon- Missed having one on my team through my normal playthrough.

That's all I have at the moment, any suggestions for the remaining two?

I only have Leafgreen, so it will have to be from what I can get on that version.

Edit: The only other rule I have is that it can't be any of the types that I already have on team.(Flying, Psychic, Ghost, Normal and Fire are already taken)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/07/09 at 6:13 pm

Why not Lapras and Machoke? I would say Machamp, but you have to trade it to another game pak to evolve it....

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Silver Power on 10/07/09 at 6:47 pm


Why not Lapras and Machoke? I would say Machamp, but you have to trade it to another game pak to evolve it....


I remember I would buy 2 seperate game paks, and use my brother's GBC and my own using a link cable and get all 3 starters, and also, I would evolve the original 4 Pokemon that needed to be traded to evolve: Haunter>Gengar, Machoke>Machamp, Geodude>Golem, Kadabra>Alakazam.

Idk, just thought I'd share that. Btw, have either of your guys heard of Runescape?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/07/09 at 7:35 pm


Why not Lapras and Machoke? I would say Machamp, but you have to trade it to another game pak to evolve it....


Lapras is fine, I'll try that, I'll check the nature of the one I got to see if I want to breed it or not.(Lapras eggs take along time to hatch, would like to avoid that if possible)

While I don't hate the Machop line, I'm not the biggest fan of it either. And while I am using some underpowered pokemon, I'm aiming for fully evolved ones 3rd gen.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/07/09 at 7:37 pm


I remember I would buy 2 seperate game paks, and use my brother's GBC and my own using a link cable and get all 3 starters, and also, I would evolve the original 4 Pokemon that needed to be traded to evolve: Haunter>Gengar, Machoke>Machamp, Geodude>Golem, Kadabra>Alakazam.

Idk, just thought I'd share that. Btw, have either of your guys heard of Runescape?


I don't have both game paks now.(I used to own both)

I've seen others play Runescape, but never played it myself. Not much into PC gaming.

So it's now:

Xatu
Flareon
Furret
Misdreavus
Lapras

So all that is needed is a Pokemon for the 6th slot.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/08/09 at 4:12 pm

Let me think..... Rhydon maybe?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/08/09 at 10:33 pm

Never had tried that one.

Was also thinking maybe Tyrranitar.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/08/09 at 10:45 pm

I know I caught a Rhyhorn, just need to check it, might have to breed it.

I'll also caught a Larvitar to see.

Forntunately, Lapras I don't.

But I still need to get a decent Misdreavus. Which is what I'm about to do here shortly.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/10/09 at 5:59 pm

I can't decide between Rhydon and Tyrranitar.

So I'll let the next post I do decide it for me.

I'll make a simple one word post to edit.

If I get an odd number on the second count, I'll train a Rhydon.

If I get an even number(including zero), I'll train a Tyrranitar.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/10/09 at 5:59 pm

Pokemon!


Edit: Rhydon it is.

So team is going to be:

Xatu
Flareon
Furret
Misdreavus
Lapras
Rhydon

I'll be nicknaming them shortly.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/10/09 at 9:38 pm

Here are their nicknames:

Sayo-chan: Flareon (girl)
Aqutallion: Natu (boy)
Ms. Brahms: Sentret (girl)
Tabasa: Misdreavus (girl)
Nina: Lapras (girl)
Madam Puyo: Rhyhorn (girl)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/14/09 at 4:21 pm

Cool! As for me, still waiting for HG/SS.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/14/09 at 6:42 pm


Cool! As for me, still waiting for HG/SS.


Same here.

Also waiting for Dragon Quest 6 and 9.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/15/09 at 9:58 pm

Now you're called Mr. Lordi.

Interesting.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/16/09 at 4:39 pm

It's for Halloween.  :D Mr. Lordi's the lead singer of the Halloween-ish monster metal band Lordi.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/16/09 at 6:10 pm

I didn't even do mine, I was net searching and saving things in my PMs(They also get sent to my email) and looked and thought someone else posted in the thread.

But since the post has my Puchiko avatar and signature(Which I got from Attack of the Evil TV 2, a flash cartoon), I figured the mods had something to do with it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/19/09 at 1:45 pm

Am about to effort value train on and off, will show what's planned for the team.

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Ms. Brahms- Furret(Female)

Nature: Impish(+Def -Sp. Atk)

Planned EV spread: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hit Points

Planned moves: Slash, Shadow Ball, Dig, Brick Break

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Sayo-chan- Flareon(Female)

Nature: Lonely(+Atk -Def)

Planned EV spread: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 6 Hit Points

Planned moves: Flamethrower, Body Slam, Bite, Hidden Power

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Madam Puyo- Rhyhorn/Rhydon(Female)

Nature- Jolly(+Spd, -Sp. Atk)

Planned EV spread: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Sp. Defense

Planned moves: Earthquake, Megahorn, Rock Blast, Strength

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Aqutallion- Natu/Xatu(Male)

Nature- Naive(+Spd -Sp. Def)

Planned EV spread: 252 Attack, 252 Sp. Attack, 6 Speed

Planned Moves: Psychic, Fly, Facade , Hidden Power or Steel Wing(Depends on the Hidden Power)

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Nina- Lapras(Female)

Nature- Gentle(+Sp. Def - Def)

Planned EV spread: 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Def, 6 Hit Points

Planned Moves: Surf, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt/Hidden Power or Sing/Dream Eater

(Need to see if what Lapras knows first)

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Tabasa- Misdreavus(Female)

Nature- Bashful(No change to stats)

Planned EV spread: 252 Attack, 180 Sp. Attack, 72 Speed, 6 Hit Points

Planned moves: Shadow Ball, Psybeam, Thunderbolt, Secret Power

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/19/09 at 2:38 pm

Karamel +1 to Step-Chan!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/19/09 at 4:40 pm

And you.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/21/09 at 5:45 pm

And you again.

Did you know that the Japanese Pokemon anime had a few profanities in it? Like one of the gym leaders using the S word.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/21/09 at 6:58 pm


And you again.

Did you know that the Japanese Pokemon anime had a few profanities in it? Like one of the gym leaders using the S word.


I knew alittle, mainly when Lt. Surge said GD.

Also know about some banned episodes.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/22/09 at 6:42 pm

Wasn't there a Porygon episode that got banned?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/23/09 at 12:45 am


Wasn't there a Porygon episode that got banned?


Yep, due to the flashing red and blue lights that happen in the episode.

Funny thing is, Porygon got the blame even though it was actually caused by Pikachu.(I watched a clip of the flashing scene)

There are some others too.(the vacation episode for example with James in the suit that made him look like a girl for the swimsuit competition), that were previously not shown until they did some heavy editting)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/24/09 at 2:58 pm


Yep, due to the flashing red and blue lights that happen in the episode.

Funny thing is, Porygon got the blame even though it was actually caused by Pikachu.(I watched a clip of the flashing scene)

There are some others too.(the vacation episode for example with James in the suit that made him look like a girl for the swimsuit competition), that were previously not shown until they did some heavy editting)


Yeah, those lights could have caused seizures... JAMES IN A SWIMSUIT?! That is so Shuichi Shindou. (That's my term for gay/homo, named after a character from the yaoi/homo anime Gravitation, which I have never watched, but I love the soundtrack.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/24/09 at 6:48 pm

I watched the scene with no problems myself(also seen the James one).... But as far as I know, I'm not prone to seizures.

James is kinda like a more extreme version of Bugs Bunny in the cross dressing department. Seems like he could fit in the Cho Aniki world alittle.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/25/09 at 6:00 pm

Have finished Mrs. Brahms(Furret) and Madam Puyo(Rhydon) in the Effort Value training department. Next is Aqutallion the Natu!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/26/09 at 7:25 pm

EV training? Tried it, to no avail.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/26/09 at 8:54 pm

It does take time to do it, especially if you don't have Pokerus/Macho Brace combo(I haven't got Pokerus on this playthrough). Vitamins, as long as the money gets built up for them, helps.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/27/09 at 12:15 pm

I'm building up money on Island 5, didn't have enough money for Proteins and Calciums for my Natu.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Max Power on 10/29/09 at 12:16 pm

Finally found a shiny pokemon, but unfortunately that shiny Lairon used roar. Since then I start killing every Lairon I would encounter.

Started to get over it until what happened at the first game of the World Series... :\'(

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/29/09 at 4:23 pm


Finally found a shiny pokemon, but unfortunately that shiny Lairon used roar. Since then I start killing every Lairon I would encounter.

Started to get over it until what happened at the first game of the World Series... :\'(


OW, THAT HURTS BIG TIME! I feel so bad for you, I Karameled you just for that.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/29/09 at 10:24 pm


Finally found a shiny pokemon, but unfortunately that shiny Lairon used roar. Since then I start killing every Lairon I would encounter.

Started to get over it until what happened at the first game of the World Series... :\'(


Ouch.... Reminds me of something someone posted on Gamefaqs awhile back:(With some modifications by me)

Murphy's Law of shiny Pokemon-

1. A shiny will pop up when you have no Pokeballs.
2. A shiny will pop up that knows Selfdestruct, Explosion, Roar, Whirlwind, etc.
3. A shiny will pop up in the Safari zone, and due to the setup of the place....(They run away)

Gave ya Treat too.

I haven't had a shiny since Pokemon Ruby, which was a Sentret I was hatching.(Which I noticed looked alittle different, too bad I didn't keep the game, could've sent it over to Pearl and have an actual shiny)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/30/09 at 1:06 pm

Got my team's list updated abit. Lapras and Xatu are the only ones I'm not fully decided on yet.(Due to the uncertainty of certain moves on their set)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/01/09 at 8:35 pm

I have two left to EV train, Flareon and Misdreavus.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/02/09 at 3:31 pm

Flareon's EV trained up, now I need to do Misdreavus....

After I build up some money for Proteins, Calciums and Carbos.

Edit:

I decided to ditch Rock Blast on Rhydon and replace it with Brick Break.

So now....

I have to buy 1 Brick Break and at least 2 Shadow Ball TMs.

A 3rd Shadow Ball will be bought if Flareon has a Hidden Power type that is either redundant(Fire) or non-complimentary(like Psychic, Dragon, etc.).

I'm started on Misdreavus, I have 100 on Attack and Special Attack, 72 on Speed and 6 on Hit Points. Need 252 Attack and 180 Special Attack.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/02/09 at 9:23 pm

Everyone's EVs are maxed out.

Okay, Flareon has Hidden Power Fighting. Not what I was wanting, so Shadow Ball it is.(That's three learning it)

Xatu has Hidden Power Ground, so I taught it Steel Wing.

I'll have to build up some money for the Shadow Ball TMs, mainly due to the fact that they're casino prizes in the game.

After that, I'll level them about once or twice a week. I've been meaning to get back to some other games as well.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/11/09 at 7:40 pm

All of them are at level 50.

I am kinda taking a liking to Xatu's abilities, other than the lack of a early level Psychic type attack.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/14/09 at 3:59 pm


All of them are at level 50.

I am kinda taking a liking to Xatu's abilities, other than the lack of a early level Psychic type attack.


Have you taught it Psychic using a TM yet?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/14/09 at 7:03 pm


Have you taught it Psychic using a TM yet?


My Clefable from the normal playthrough got that one, since I wasn't using an actual psychic.

You'd figure they would at least have Confusion learnable by level.(Gen 4 it gets a few extra options by move tutor and such, but still doesn't learn Psychic until at high levels)

A shame I can't get more TM29, like in DPPt.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/15/09 at 5:53 pm

Another thing I wished I did was catch a high level Fearow on Island 7, they know Drill Peck and that's one of Natu's egg moves.(Which is the better of the two high attack Flying moves it can learn)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/23/09 at 11:48 pm

They're all at level 70 now.

Sayo-chan: Flareon (Female)

Nature: Lonely (+Atk -Def)

Type: Fire

Ability: Flash Fire

HP: 185
Attack: 210
Defense: 90
Sp. Atk: 189
Sp. Def: 175
Speed: 156

Moveset: Flamethrower, Body Slam, Shadow Ball, Bite

Ms. Brahms: Furret (Female)

Nature: Impish (+Def -Sp. Atk)

Type: Normal

Ability: Keen Eye

HP: 204
Attack: 173
Defense: 113
Sp. Atk: 70
Sp. Def: 95
Speed: 191

Moveset: Slash, Shadow Ball, Brick Break, Dig

Nina: Lapras (Female)

Nature: Gentle (+Sp. Def -Def)

Type: Water/Ice

Ability: Shell Armor

HP: 281
Attack: 125
Defense: 150
Sp. Atk: 181
Sp. Def: 170
Speed: 96

Moveset: Surf, Ice Beam, Sing, Dream Eater

Madam Puyo: Rhydon (Female)

Nature: Jolly (+Spd -Sp. Atk)

Type: Rock/Ground

Ability: Lightning Rod

HP: 236
Attack: 233
Defense: 190
Sp. Atk: 65
Sp. Def: 82
Speed: 116

Moveset: Earthquake, Megahorn, Strength, Brick Break

Tabasa: Misdreavus (Female)

Nature: Bashful (No change)

Type: Ghost

Ability: Levitate

HP: 177
Attack: 142
Defense: 99
Sp. Atk: 168
Sp. Def: 132
Speed: 144

Moveset: Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt, Psybeam, Calm Mind

Aqutallion: Xatu

Nature: Naive (+Spd -Sp. Def)

Type: Psychic/Flying

Ability: Early Bird

HP: 185
Attack: 156
Defense: 108
Sp. Atk: 195
Sp. Def: 94
Speed: 170

Moveset: Psychic, Fly, Facade, Steel Wing

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/25/09 at 5:22 pm

I beat the Elite 4 last night, Lance was the only one that gave me any real problems.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/25/09 at 5:26 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! Now you're truly ready for HG/SS. I felt like the E4 were much harder in FR/LG than in R/S/E.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/25/09 at 6:21 pm

The AI did some stupid things against my Misdreavus(Earthquake won't hit levitators 3rd gen, there was no Mold Breaker ability).

The main problem I had with Lance was his Dragonite Thunderbolting my Lapras(who wasn't at full health) causing me to switch out so I could revive her. Other than that I had a minor faux pas with Bruno.(I thought he would use a Fighting type first, nope.... It was Steelix)

I've messed around my nephew's Silver game which doesn't save anymore.

I know they changed the Effort Value system when they got to the 3rd generation.

Which is 510 points total, 255 max in one stat.

Originally, it was 65,535 points per stat. They called it stat experience at that time.

The biggest difference was the equation.

With the present EV system, 4 points gives you one point in a stat.

The original stat experience system allowed you to get 64 points in each stat total, the 65,535 points were part of an equation that resulted in that. You were able to max every stat in the game. This was good ingame, but very unbalanced in the competitive category.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/30/09 at 1:32 pm

I've sent over both my main teams(as well as some others) to the Pal Park on Platinum.

Partially to send over Evolution Stones/Items and a few Brick Break and Shadow Ball TMs.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/02/09 at 4:38 pm


I've messed around my nephew's Silver game which doesn't save anymore.


I've heard about G/S/C losing their save power due to battery drainage. That hasn't happened to mine, though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/02/09 at 5:34 pm


I've heard about G/S/C losing their save power due to battery drainage. That hasn't happened to mine, though.


Yeah, I don't know if it was like that when he got it though.(It is a used game)

Funny thing, I have NES RPGs(Dragon Warrior series and Final Fantasy) and Sega RPGs(Phantasy Star series) that, the last time I played, still saved.(This was over a few years ago for a few of them when I played them... The NES games were out in the early 1990s in the US)

With Gold and Silver, I think the internal batteries drained more quickly due to the internal clock taking a decent amount to run.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/02/09 at 5:37 pm


Yeah, I don't know if it was like that when he got it though.(It is a used game)

Funny thing, I have NES RPGs(Dragon Warrior series and Final Fantasy) and Sega RPGs(Phantasy Star series) that, the last time I played, still saved.(This was over a few years ago for a few of them when I played them... The NES games were out in the early 1990s in the US)

With Gold and Silver, I think the internal batteries drained more quickly due to the internal clock taking a decent amount to run.


Yeah, G/S/C was the first to use the internal clock. I got mine used at a pawn shop for 8 dollars. If worst comes to worst and the battery dies, I have the emulated copy of it on my PC :)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/02/09 at 6:04 pm

Plus, you can save state to deal with catching difficult pokemon.

I watched that one guy(You remember the one who did the games you should never play of Secret of the Stars), he did that to a few. He also KO'd the Shiny Gyarados intentionally.

The only down side with emulation is the lack of trading, I think.

So you'd have to cheat to get a the trade evolutions.

Fortunately, my prefered ones don't fall into that category.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/02/09 at 6:06 pm


Plus, you can save state to deal with catching difficult pokemon.

I watched that one guy(You remember the one who did the games you should never play of Secret of the Stars), he did that to a few. He also KO'd the Shiny Gyarados intentionally.

The only down side with emulation is the lack of trading, I think.

So you'd have to cheat to get a the trade evolutions.

Fortunately, my prefered ones don't fall into that category.


Save state has changed my NES gaming forever. Without it, I'd probably chicken out of the hard challenges of Battletoads, Jetman, and Mario 3. Yeah, I suck at NES gaming.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/03/09 at 12:36 am

I used to use the Timestopper on Quickman's stage during the death laser areas on Mega Man 2, but after watching vids where people went through without it, I tried it on my own.(First try I made it)

Anyway, was watching some third gen Pokemon game playthroughs for alittle bit.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/03/09 at 4:10 pm

Just started Pokemon Silver again on my VBA emulator. I think I got to the 3rd Gym Leader on the cartridge, then just started playing other games.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/03/09 at 4:17 pm

Hate to double-post, but I think Empoleon should be one of the Penguin rankings here.

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Written By: Step-chan on 12/03/09 at 11:50 pm

That would be interesting.^

I wouldn't mind getting Pokemon Ruby again(although my hours somewhat got cut due to post holiday business lag).

I never did beat that one.

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Written By: Step-chan on 12/10/09 at 10:02 pm

I think I'll post my favorites from each type next.

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Written By: Step-chan on 12/22/09 at 10:55 pm

Also Delibird could be a rank as well.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/23/09 at 6:26 pm

And "The Writing On The Walrein".

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Written By: Step-chan on 12/23/09 at 9:07 pm

Didn't even think of that one. ^

I still haven't gotten around to posting my favs. :D

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/06/10 at 11:03 am

I'm going to see if I can get a copy of the Ruby version soon.

I'm just not completely decided on what my team will be.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/06/10 at 5:50 pm

Got one, but it cost me a pretty penny due to rarity.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/07/10 at 7:06 pm


Got one, but it cost me a pretty penny due to rarity.


Amen on the pretty penny. I traded my duplicate copy of Ruby I got from a friend for about $20. I don't need 2 copies, especially with emulators.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/07/10 at 11:21 pm

The only thing I'm torn on is the starter, either Torchic or Mudkip. Whichever I pick will affect my team setup alittle. I will have an Espeon and Bellossom on the team though.(What I love about Ruby and Sapphire, You don't have to beat the game to trade from Firered and Leafgreen)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4wHbPO_01Y

I found this while I was looking around on google, a video link from Youtube of fan made Pokemon.(Some are actually very good)

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/08/10 at 2:09 pm


(What I love about Ruby and Sapphire, You don't have to beat the game to trade from Firered and Leafgreen)


But you do have to obtain the Ruby and Sapphire on the Sevii Islands in FR/LG.

Just a few months away from HG/SS!

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/08/10 at 8:14 pm


But you do have to obtain the Ruby and Sapphire on the Sevii Islands in FR/LG.

Just a few months away from HG/SS!


Still have the file with that finished.

Team idea so far:

Starter(Which will either Mudkip or Torchic)
Espeon
Bellossom
Also leaning toward Altaria
Two other's are still yet be decided

If I don't decide on the starter before being online tommorrow, I'll use posting on this thread to decide.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/08/10 at 9:18 pm

Torchic, because other Hoenn fire Pokemon aren't that good.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/08/10 at 10:04 pm


Torchic, because other Hoenn fire Pokemon aren't that good.


Let's see... Numel family, Torkoal(I don't really care for either, although it's not about abilities and power so much). I think Vulpix is in the Safari zone, but that would take awhile to get to.

I can trade over other fire types. Although I'm already going to be doing Eevee trades(and some others to send items over), so I won't really feel like doing more than that, other than trading Bellossom over to Leafgreen to relearn Magical Leaf.(And a trade to get the Sun Stone that was on the current file that I will be saving over)

Also turns out that the berry glitch was fixed by the previous owner of the game.(I checked)

If Fire starter:

Torchic line
Milotic(Azumarill early on to fill the spot for)
Espeon
Bellossom
Altaria(?)
Last part of the main team is unknown.

If Water starter:

Mudkip line
Espeon
Bellossom
Altaria(?)
Last two members unknown.

The Water starter line up would be abit harder to fill. Still have to see what I feel like choosing tommorrow.

There will be a few others that will be trained early on to help out when need be as well.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/09/10 at 5:15 pm

I'm going to pick Torchic.

So the ones that I'll have team wise(this is going to be larger than 6):

Torchic line
Azumarill/Milotic
Altaria
Ralts/Espeon
Bellossom

Bolded are final team members

Any suggestions for others will be considered, since I don't have a full Elite 4 team.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/09/10 at 8:48 pm

Okay here's where I'm at level wise:

Chendi- Torchic(Female) Lv9
Lax Nature
Ability: Blaze

Delma- Zigzagoon(Female) Lv7
Modest Nature
Ability: Pickup

Akane- Ralts(Female) Lv6
Gentle Nature
Ability: Trace

Delma is mainly for item pickup and helping to train some of the others that are low level. Akane is mainly for helping me with the second gym.

I'm about to go to the Petalburg Woods soon.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/11/10 at 2:02 pm

I've beaten both Roxanne and Brawly last night.

As for the sixth member of my final team, I'm still not completey decided.

Here are some that I've been thinking about:

Mawile- My favorite Steel type, Mawile's alittle hard to use.
Delcatty- My favorite Hoenn Normal type, like Mawile it's more challenging to use in battle.
Aron- I've never train one before.
Plusle- The only new Hoenn Electric type I actually like alot.
Minun- Alittle more defensive than Plusle stat wise, I like it alittle.

Delcatty I don't have to breed for, as I have a decent nature on the Skitty I caught. The others I will(except maybe Plusle or Minun since I'm not where I can catch one yet).

Let me know if you want a particular one out of these. :)

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/11/10 at 2:51 pm


I've beaten both Roxanne and Brawly last night.

As for the sixth member of my final team, I'm still not completey decided.

Here are some that I've been thinking about:

Mawile- My favorite Steel type, Mawile's alittle hard to use.
Delcatty- My favorite Hoenn Normal type, like Mawile it's more challenging to use in battle.
Aron- I've never train one before.
Plusle- The only new Hoenn Electric type I actually like alot.
Minun- Alittle more defensive than Plusle stat wise, I like it alittle.

Delcatty I don't have to breed for, as I have a decent nature on the Skitty I caught. The others I will(except maybe Plusle or Minun since I'm not where I can catch one yet).

Let me know if you want a particular one out of these. :)


Mawile! That was my first shiny! And congrats on beating the first 2 gym leaders.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/11/10 at 6:32 pm


Mawile! That was my first shiny! And congrats on beating the first 2 gym leaders.


Alrighty then.

I'll breed one(I'm close to route with the daycare).

My first shiny on Ruby was a Sentret I hatched.

Right now it's:

Chendi- Combusken
Akane- Ralts(Soon to be swapped for an Espeon)
Luana- Oddish
Delma- Zigzagoon

I just don't remember the levels at the moment.(most are close to 20)

I also sent you a request on the parody thread.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/12/10 at 7:05 pm


Alrighty then.

I'll breed one(I'm close to route with the daycare).

My first shiny on Ruby was a Sentret I hatched.

Right now it's:

Chendi- Combusken
Akane- Ralts(Soon to be swapped for an Espeon)
Luana- Oddish
Delma- Zigzagoon

I just don't remember the levels at the moment.(most are close to 20)

I also sent you a request on the parody thread.


I got that one, but it'll be a while before I can write it due to stupid dial-up.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/12/10 at 7:19 pm


I got that one, but it'll be a while before I can write it due to stupid dial-up.


Not a problem.

I was trying to aim for something that was a rarity, but a good one.

Back to the thread:

Main team so far:

Chendi the Combusken
Bianca the Espeon
Chizuko the Mawile
Luana the Gloom

With support from:

A-ko the Azumarill
Delma the Linoone
Akane the Kirlia

Have to level Chizuko abit.(To at least 20) Interestingly enough, the one I chose to keep has a Careful nature like the one I'm going to train on Platinum.(I was aiming for the Intimidate ability)

While getting my Eevee's happiness level up to max, I forgot what the lady said that indicated it was. I hate it that happens.

I have a couple of other things planned, so I'll be spacing out my playthrough abit more now.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/10 at 8:17 pm

Meant to say I hate when that happens.

Anyway, past the third gym, Espeon and Mawile lead the charge for most of it. Combusken only fought one in there.

I'm at Fallabor town now. About to find final member number 5! Swablu!

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/17/10 at 12:17 am

On another note: I'm having a problem with figuring out what type of moves Mawile should have for the end of the game, other than Sword Dance(Via my Leafgreen file). It's a shame it can't learn Shadow Ball(since all Ghost moves are Physical 3rd gen).

I also need to see if any of my special based Pokemon have Hidden Power Electric, the team lacks Electric moves.(Not that they are majorly needed, only Water/Flying types are applied to this problem)

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/17/10 at 10:05 pm

Lucked out! My Espeon has Hidden Power Electric!

Excellent!!

(Bill and Ted play air guitar)

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/18/10 at 11:34 pm

Oh man.....  ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D


The fight against Flannery was hilarious. Azumarill + Huge Power + Rollout = Holy Crap!!!  :D ;D

I thought that Rollout went for only 3 rounds before I seen Azumarill go a 4th turn with it.(The first Slugma took two hits, but the 2nd Slugma and Torkoal were KO'd in one hit each)

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/19/10 at 1:29 pm


Oh man.....  ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D


The fight against Flannery was hilarious. Azumarill + Huge Power + Rollout = Holy Crap!!!  :D ;D

I thought that Rollout went for only 3 rounds before I seen Azumarill go a 4th turn with it.(The first Slugma took two hits, but the 2nd Slugma and Torkoal were KO'd in one hit each)


You used Azumarill? Cool, that's one I'd never thought of training.

A lot of folks say that Starmie is underrated, but I tried training one and got very little boost from level-ups. Was I just not doing enough EV training, or is Starmie a crappy Pokemon?

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/19/10 at 2:11 pm

Starmie is alittle above average, it's base stat for Special Attack is 100 and it's Speed base stat is 115. It makes for a decent special sweeper, mainly in game. Starmie's main weakness is it's Hit Point, which is merely 60. Both it's Defensive stats are 85. Attack is 75.

Taking into account, early fully evolved Pokemon like Raticate and Furret have lower base stat totals.

The Azumarill I've trained is to fill my slot for a water type until I get a Feebas during the mid-point in the game(that's going to be fun to search for, only 6 tiles in the first raining route have them, and it's dependent on the trendy phrase).

It took me awhile to find a female with Huge Power(The reason for getting a female is because Flannery's last Pokemon, Torkoal, has Attract. This is just like Whitney's Miltank). The Marrill also has an nature that drops it's Attack by 10%.

As for your Starmie, you could have had one with lower IVs or a nature drops it's Special Attack by 10%. Do you remember it's nature?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/19/10 at 2:15 pm


As for your Starmie, you could have had one with lower IVs or a nature drops it's Special Attack by 10%. Do you remember it's nature?


Not really. I'll try to do some more hardcore training with EVs sometime. And the trendy phrases can get really weird. My fave that I made up: Take That Aiyeeeeh!

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/19/10 at 4:21 pm

I changed the trendy phrase in my game.

Effort Values did change quite abit when the 3rd gen. debuted.

In the 1st and 2nd gen, all your stats got boosted from battling Pokemon(I think I mentioned before), so you were able to get over 60+ points in every stat by level 100.(As long as you were diligent about it, instead of overusing Rare Candies, but those weren't that easy to get anyway) This made even underpowered Pokemon like Wigglytuff, Dunsparce and Farfetch'd fairly usable ingame.

By 3rd Gen, you could only max two of your stats in Effort Values.



Back to the game:

I'm about to level up for the 5th gym. This is easily my least favorite Gym Leader to battle. I'll get them up to level 31, that should be decent enough.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/20/10 at 3:21 pm

Am done with Norman and have went around to a couple of previously unreachable areas, will be finishing up on the extra areas before moving on.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/21/10 at 6:56 pm

Continued on with the story, took on Team Magma at the Weather Institute(Team Magma women FTW).  ;D


I am currently hunting Feebas, this is a process that I'm all too familiar with.  >:(  :(


Edit: Still haven't found one of the spots. Ugh...(At least in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum it's alittle more merciful)

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/23/10 at 12:45 am

Finally, found them.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/25/10 at 6:52 pm

I have defeated Winona for the 6th badge.

Current main team:

Chendi the Blaziken
Bianca the Espeon
Chizuko the Mawile
Elly the Altaria
Luana the Bellossom
Serika the Milotic

Finding Feebas took me 3 days(not actual time, but the amount of days I searched for it) to find.

And with that I'm going to take a break from the game for alittle bit.

I'll come back before too long. ;)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/25/10 at 7:02 pm


I have defeated Winona for the 6th badge.

Current main team:

Chendi the Blaziken
Bianca the Espeon
Chizuko the Mawile
Elly the Altaria
Luana the Bellossom
Serika the Milotic

Finding Feebas took me 3 days(not actual time, but the amount of days I searched for it) to find.

And with that I'm going to take a break from the game for alittle bit.

I'll come back before too long. ;)


You always need to take a break.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/25/10 at 11:08 pm

Especially after Feebas fishing. I'm so glad that it's alittle easier in Diamond/Pearl/Platinum(The lake their in is easily accessed from all sides, unlike Route 119 on Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald).

I also want to get back to DQ5, since I'm so close to beating it.

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Written By: Step-chan on 01/29/10 at 5:59 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQg-pcGBZAM

Aiyah....  ::)

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Written By: Step-chan on 02/01/10 at 5:02 pm

I've gotten up to Lilycove and will be taking on Mt. Pyre next.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/01/10 at 5:35 pm


I've gotten up to Lilycove and will be taking on Mt. Pyre next.


You can catch a Vulpix and a Chimecho on Mt. Pyre.

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Written By: Step-chan on 02/01/10 at 6:01 pm


You can catch a Vulpix and a Chimecho on Mt. Pyre.


Funny enough, I still have Mt. Pyre's map up. :D ;)

Chimecho is the rarest there. 2% odds.

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Written By: Step-chan on 02/02/10 at 5:12 pm

Clear Mt. Pyre and caught a few pokemon there(including a Chimecho).

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Written By: Step-chan on 02/02/10 at 9:31 pm

http://i45.tinypic.com/w2llpc.jpg


Someone posted this fake on Gamefaqs...  :D

This is going to happen alot, with talks about the 5th gen possibly happening. Still thought it was interesting though.

(Although Farfetch'd could still use an evolution)

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Written By: Step-chan on 02/03/10 at 2:10 pm

I've beaten Team Magma in their hideout near Lilycove.

There's something I'm wondering at the moment.

If there is a remake of Ruby/Sapphire in the works in the future, would they use Emerald's story setup for it?

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/03/10 at 4:16 pm


I've beaten Team Magma in their hideout near Lilycove.

There's something I'm wondering at the moment.

If there is a remake of Ruby/Sapphire in the works in the future, would they use Emerald's story setup for it?


Maybe in about 3 or 4 years from now, and it would probably not use Emerald's storyline so they could make 2 games out of it.

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Written By: Step-chan on 02/03/10 at 6:12 pm

The only real reason I wonder is because of how Ruby and Sapphire set up the criminal teams.

Ruby version, Magma are the criminals while Aqua helps you out. In Sapphire the roles are reverse.

Emerald has you fighting both teams. If they keep closer to Ruby and Sapphire, I hope they ad more battles with the criminal team you fight against. Oh course, they'll probably also add the Battle Frontier into the remakes.

On Ruby, I'm leveling for the 7th gym on and off now.

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Written By: Step-chan on 02/10/10 at 1:13 pm

Am reporting from the library, due to some rogue software that infected my computer.(Yet again....) >:(

I have beaten all the gyms now, went through Victory Road and will be training for the Elite 4 on Ruby.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/10/10 at 5:56 pm


Am reporting from the library, due to some rogue software that infected my computer.(Yet again....) >:(

I have beaten all the gyms now, went through Victory Road and will be training for the Elite 4 on Ruby.


CRAPOLA! Man, you seem to have a lot of computer trouble.

When I first played through Ruby, it took so long to get through the boulder-pushing puzzle in one of the caves that I just decided to take a break from the boulder puzzle and train some more. By the time I fought the Champion, my Blaziken was almost Level 100!

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Written By: Step-chan on 02/15/10 at 4:25 pm

Yep I do. Although I have finally managed to get on at home now.(Opened MSN)

Anyway, I've beaten the Elite 4 and have gotten all the Regi Pokemon as well as Latios.

I would have had an easier time if with the Regi trio if I could've used the net sooner. Mainly due to the words being in braille.

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Written By: Step-chan on 02/16/10 at 9:56 pm

Oh, I meant to post stats:

These were after I finished E4 training, all of them were at Level 56.

Chendi: Blaziken (Female)
HP- 172
ATK- 153
DEF- 111
SP. ATK- 145
SP.DEF- 84
SPEED- 118

Flamethrower, Brick Break, Earthquake, Strength

Chizuko: Mawile (Female)
HP- 148
ATK- 138
DEF- 106
SP. ATK- 72
SP.DEF- 93
SPEED- 78

Brick Break, Sludge Bomb, Return, Sword Dance

Serika: Milotic (Female)
HP- 182
ATK- 86
DEF- 118
SP. ATK- 177
SP.DEF- 141
SPEED- 114

Surf, Waterfall, Ice Beam, Twister

Bianca: Espeon (Female)
HP- 155
ATK- 87
DEF- 94
SP. ATK- 182
SP.DEF- 130
SPEED- 155

Psychic, Bite, Hidden Power(Electric), Calm Mind

Luana: Bellossom (Female)
HP- 167
ATK- 115
DEF- 119
SP. ATK- 127
SP.DEF- 133
SPEED- 79

Magical Leaf, Hidden Power(Ice), Facade, Stun Spore

Elly: Altaria (Female)
HP- 155
ATK- 101
DEF- 122
SP. ATK- 118
SP.DEF- 129
SPEED- 111

Aerial Ace, Flamethrower, Dragonbreath, Dragon Dance


I can't believe what I lucked out on with the Hidden Power types I got.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/18/10 at 4:50 pm

Well, I didn't know about catching Rayquaza on Ruby until I looked through Serebii.

Well, that's another(along with some other's I'll have to catch) that I'll have to get for the pal park.

Whew, I thought I was done.

Also finally reserved both Heartgold and Soulsilver.(One will be a permanent file, while the other will be for fun and starting over to try different things out)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/19/10 at 10:34 pm

Okay, trying to catch Rayquaza is a major pain in the rear. Mainly thanks to Rest and Outrage, it doesn't help that my team is under level 60.

http://www.toplessrobot.com/cleo.png

I'm going to train up the Farfetch'd I have in Leafgreen and send it over to Ruby. It's already above 80 and I think it has False Swipe. If not I'll have it relearn it.(I just hate the thought of going through the tower again to get to him)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/20/10 at 9:33 pm

Finally caught Rayquaza through dumb luck.(First round 1 Ultra Ball at full health)  :o

Will be sending it over to Platinum here pretty quick.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/21/10 at 12:17 pm


Finally caught Rayquaza through dumb luck.(First round 1 Ultra Ball at full health)  :o

Will be sending it over to Platinum here pretty quick.


You're joking, right? 1 Ultra Ball? Hey, I did catch Mewtwo at about 1/3 health with a Great Ball.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/21/10 at 6:24 pm

I reset many times though, so I still worked for it(I probably should have saved the Master Ball for him instead of Latios)... I was about to send over Farfetch'd(Level 80, False Swiper) to try and help.

This reminds me of how I caught Heatran in Platinum. I was mainly using Dusk Balls, but would occasionally chuck a different ball at it for laughs. When I threw a Luxury Ball(which is only as effective as a Basic Pokeball), it caught her.

You can catch them at full health, it's just with most Legendaries the odds are extremely low to get that lucky.(I think Rayquaza's odds with Ultra Balls at 1 HP and Sleep/Freeze are alittle under 10%)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/22/10 at 5:57 pm


I reset many times though, so I still worked for it(I probably should have saved the Master Ball for him instead of Latios)... I was about to send over Farfetch'd(Level 80, False Swiper) to try and help.

This reminds me of how I caught Heatran in Platinum. I was mainly using Dusk Balls, but would occasionally chuck a different ball at it for laughs. When I threw a Luxury Ball(which is only as effective as a Basic Pokeball), it caught her.

You can catch them at full health, it's just with most Legendaries the odds are extremely low to get that lucky.(I think Rayquaza's odds with Ultra Balls at 1 HP and Sleep/Freeze are alittle under 10%)




WHOA. Kinda reminds me of how I beat Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. I warped Marth (main hero with legendary sword effective against final boss) into the room with the final boss using a Warp staff, used another Warp staff to warp a different character onto a save point, saved, then kept attacking/restarting from save until I got a critical hit. The critical hit rate was about 4%, and if I didn't get one, the boss would own Marth with a one hit kill. Call it cheap, but it worked, and I didn't have to fight the rest of the enemies!

Dumb luck can often play out well... with a lot of restarts.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/22/10 at 6:06 pm

In my case, all of the previous tries I did wear down it's HP(quite abit at times), although that ended up being for nothing with it's Rest move. Doesn't help that it has Outrage either(Which will confuse it after 2 to 3 rounds, causing a chance that it will hurt itself).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/22/10 at 6:28 pm


In my case, all of the previous tries I did wear down it's HP(quite abit at times), although that ended up being for nothing with it's Rest move. Doesn't help that it has Outrage either(Which will confuse it after 2 to 3 rounds, causing a chance that it will hurt itself).


Self-hurting attacks are always a pain.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/22/10 at 7:37 pm


Self-hurting attacks are always a pain.


That they are. I'm lucky I had gotten a Beldum from my Nephew, otherwise I would have had to wait for a swarm of them. And with them have the same low catch rate as most legendaries and only having a recoil damage move... Ugh, that would have been irritating.

The ones I was the luckiest with were the Regi trio. I didn't have to reset on any of them, although I was close to reseting with Registeel(Mostly due to it getting close to running out of moves and doing the dreaded Struggle).

Here are the legendaries I find to be the most annoying to catch:

Mewtwo: Mainly because of Recover.
Rayquaza: Rest and Outrage, enough said.
Giratina: Being part ghost type means "no can be hit by False Swipe without Foresight"(Can any Pokemon can have both in their set at the same time?).
Roaming Pokemon: Less of a pain in a DPPt, since you have the tracking Poketch that you can view while trying to find them in the route you keep going into. But still...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/23/10 at 5:36 pm


That they are. I'm lucky I had gotten a Beldum from my Nephew, otherwise I would have had to wait for a swarm of them. And with them have the same low catch rate as most legendaries and only having a recoil damage move... Ugh, that would have been irritating.

The ones I was the luckiest with were the Regi trio. I didn't have to reset on any of them, although I was close to reseting with Registeel(Mostly due to it getting close to running out of moves and doing the dreaded Struggle).

Here are the legendaries I find to be the most annoying to catch:

Mewtwo: Mainly because of Recover.
Rayquaza: Rest and Outrage, enough said.
Giratina: Being part ghost type means "no can be hit by False Swipe without Foresight"(Can any Pokemon can have both in their set at the same time?).
Roaming Pokemon: Less of a pain in a DPPt, since you have the tracking Poketch that you can view while trying to find them in the route you keep going into. But still...


Your nephew goes by Gohanzo on InThe00s, right? Yeah, Giratina is a pain. Call it cheap, but I used an Action Replay code device to get unlimited Master Balls.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/23/10 at 5:51 pm

Yep he does, Gohano1 to be exact.

I have used Cheat devices in the first 3 gens. 1st two were for rare Pokemon, the 3rd for Rare Candies(I was calculating IVs to check for Hidden Power types).

I don't have an Action Replay for the DS though, although I don't mind in that regard.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/23/10 at 6:34 pm


Yep he does, Gohano1 to be exact.

I have used Cheat devices in the first 3 gens. 1st two were for rare Pokemon, the 3rd for Rare Candies(I was calculating IVs to check for Hidden Power types).

I don't have an Action Replay for the DS though, although I don't mind in that regard.


That's cool. I have one for both GBA and DS. I mainly used it to get Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, and Manaphy/Phione. I also used it to get trade-evolution Pokemon, since I don't have 2 DSes.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/23/10 at 8:19 pm

That reminds, I need to get Regigigas here soon. Also got a DS lite today, the screen is abit brighter than on the original ones.

What are your prefered starters by each region?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/24/10 at 4:21 pm


That reminds, I need to get Regigigas here soon. Also got a DS lite today, the screen is abit brighter than on the original ones.

What are your prefered starters by each region?


Kanto: Bulbasaur
Johto: Totodile
Hoenn: Torchic
Sinnoh: Chimchar

Normally I pick the Fire types, but I like Bulbasaur and Totodile.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/24/10 at 5:18 pm

Kinda like how half of my picks are Water types:

Kanto: Squirtle(This is the only region, mainly counting the remakes, that I've went through with each of the starters)
Johto: Chikorita(Totodile second most likely to be picked)
Hoenn: Mudkip(Torchic second most likely to be picked)
Sinnoh: Chimchar(Chimchar barely edged out ahead of the others)

I went through Ruby with the Torchic line this time, I can see how some do like it.

I feel like rambling alittle more, this is mainly well known stuff...

In Kanto, Bulbasaur and Squirtle are easier early game. Bulbasaur due to the first of three gyms and some trainers, Squirtle due to some of the trainers like Bulba, plus some early trainers with fire types. Charmander is the hardest, although third gen it at least has some attacks that are strong against rock types.(I had to use Pikachu's Growl move until it got KO'd before I had Charmander fight Onix)

To me, Kanto is the main area where it's harder to go through certain early points without a Water type, this is mainly a problem with rock and fire types(If you have a grass type early on though, that cuts down some of the issues). You can get Magikarp early on and Eevee mid game, but not much else until you can get better rods. I hate the fact that the Old Rod only catches Magikarp in the originals and remakes, it's a shame the Good Rod isn't available by at least Lavendar or Celadon.(The fact that you can get the Super Rod before the Good Rod is crazy)

It's easier to get some water types early on in both Johto and Sinnoh, so with me it the water starter isn't as important.(unless I want to go through the game with it) This mainly due to the Old Rod catching more than just Magikarp(I know it's like that in Johto, I don't remember it's the same in Sinnoh, I'll to check)

Hoenn is somewhere between Kanto and Johto for difficulty when not having a water type, but you can at least get a few early on.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/27/10 at 9:23 pm

I just noticed some typos and missing words in my previous post...  :D


I've caught Regigigas on Platinum(Won't even worry about the one on Pearl for awhile). I like have it has a total of 80 PPs added up by all of it's moves(Foresight has 40), still took me around 50+ Dusk Balls to catch it. The fact that it's at level one makes it even easier in the maintenance department.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/28/10 at 8:48 am


I just noticed some typos and missing words in my previous post...  :D


I've caught Regigigas on Platinum(Won't even worry about the one on Pearl for awhile). I like have it has a total of 80 PPs added up by all of it's moves(Foresight has 40), still took me around 50+ Dusk Balls to catch it. The fact that it's at level one makes it even easier in the maintenance department.


Congratulations. BTW, you should pick up a free Jirachi at GameStop. They're doing a free Jirachi distribution.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/28/10 at 5:25 pm


Congratulations. BTW, you should pick up a free Jirachi at GameStop. They're doing a free Jirachi distribution.


For how long are they doing this?



I've seen people on boards(they're a minority though) that think Dusk Balls broken, why I don't know. While they are twice as strong as Ultra Balls at night and in caves, towers, etc., that still doesn't make that much of a difference against Pokemon with a catch rate of 3.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/28/10 at 5:48 pm

I looked, I have plenty of time, heck... Since I've been taking my stuff with me, I could do it after work on Tuesday. Jirachi is a Pokemon I've never had.

I better tell Zeke(Gohanzo1).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/28/10 at 5:58 pm

Made sure to enable Mystery Gift on Platinum.

I'm not sure if I did it on Pearl or not.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/28/10 at 6:12 pm

Enabled Pearl's Mystery Gift.

Just in case he can't get to it.(I can go out to Washington Squares' Gamestop whenever I get the CD at Karma)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/02/10 at 8:20 pm

Okay, I got it on both of my games at the Gamestop near me today.(Also bought some stylus pens and a PS2 game in replacement of the original that was stolen over 3 years ago)

Turns out that they don't care if you get it on more than one game cartidge. That will make it easier tommorrow, as that means I don't have to stop by Washington Square when I get my Black Market Flowers CD.(Although I might drop by some other places)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/04/10 at 11:00 pm

Okay, I'll be doing a choose part of my Pokemon team for the Heartgold version(I'm getting both games, Soulsilver will be my permanent game file).

I'll be choosing two of my team, which are:

Chikorita line & Poliwag line(Either Politoed or Poliwrath, I haven't fully decided yet)

Gohanzo1 will be picking two for my team and you can to.

The only rules are:

1. Make sure they are obtainable in game. While I don't mind doing occasional trades, I kinda want to keep from doing them more than once or twice.(Well, if I pick Politoed, I will have to trade. But other than that, I kinda want to keep from doing it) This is also going by version exclusives for Heartgold.

2. It must be the fully evolved form of that family, while I'll catch the earlier form to train and evolve. It doesn't matter if it's a somewhat underpowered Pokemon, I just want to be able to evolve it to it's final form.

3. No two of the same type. If it's a dual type and it's secondary type matches another's primary type, I won't mind however.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/06/10 at 4:08 pm


Okay, I'll be doing a choose part of my Pokemon team for the Heartgold version(I'm getting both games, Soulsilver will be my permanent game file).

I'll be choosing two of my team, which are:

Chikorita line & Poliwag line(Either Politoed or Poliwrath, I haven't fully decided yet)

Gohanzo1 will be picking two for my team and you can to.

The only rules are:

1. Make sure they are obtainable in game. While I don't mind doing occasional trades, I kinda want to keep from doing them more than once or twice.(Well, if I pick Politoed, I will have to trade. But other than that, I kinda want to keep from doing it) This is also going by version exclusives for Heartgold.

2. It must be the fully evolved form of that family, while I'll catch the earlier form to train and evolve. It doesn't matter if it's a somewhat underpowered Pokemon, I just want to be able to evolve it to it's final form.

3. No two of the same type. If it's a dual type and it's secondary type matches another's primary type, I won't mind however.


Slugma/Magcargo and Marill/Azumarill.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/06/10 at 8:07 pm

I already have a water type(Poliwag line), so I'll need a different type. ;) (Sorry about that, I should have had the list up beforehand, Karma for the extra thought, as well as one for tommorrow with your next pic)

Team so far:

1. Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium
2. Poliwag/Poliwhirl/Poliwrath or toed
3. Slugma/Magcargo
4.??
5.??
6.??

I told my nephew, but told him not to tell me yet.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/06/10 at 8:14 pm

Looks like I'll have to trade a Slugma(I'll need to send over items anyway, like King's Rock or a Water Stone) and breed it. All is good though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/06/10 at 8:55 pm


I already have a water type(Poliwag line), so I'll need a different type. ;) (Sorry about that, I should have had the list up beforehand, Karma for the extra thought, as well as one for tommorrow with your next pic)

Team so far:

1. Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium
2. Poliwag/Poliwhirl/Poliwrath or toed
3. Slugma/Magcargo
4.??
5.??
6.??

I told my nephew, but told him not to tell me yet.


Alright. How about Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyranitar?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/06/10 at 9:01 pm


Alright. How about Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyranitar?


That's cool.

I'll train a Azumarill on my Soulsilver game for my main team.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/06/10 at 9:03 pm

1. Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium
2. Poliwag/Poliwhirl/Poliwrath or toed
3. Slugma/Magcargo
4. Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyrranitar
5.??
6.??

I'll let him know what you picked for me. I also need to remember to give you another Karma tommorrow after nine.

Edit: You can get Larvitar earlier in the remakes... Interesting.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/07/10 at 7:04 pm


1. Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium
2. Poliwag/Poliwhirl/Poliwrath or toed
3. Slugma/Magcargo
4. Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyrranitar
5.??
6.??

I'll let him know what you picked for me. I also need to remember to give you another Karma tommorrow after nine.

Edit: You can get Larvitar earlier in the remakes... Interesting.


I'll be getting SoulSilver sometime after my birthday.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/07/10 at 8:16 pm

I had my federal tax check, which is why I could afford to pay for reserve copies of each. Come to think of it, when the originals came out, I bought both versions too.

Oh, my nephew got Jirachi at a Gamestop yesterday, so now I'll have to trade it to someone else.(One of his friends I think he said)

Gave you your extra Karma as well.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/13/10 at 11:50 am

I'm going to ask him later tonight, if I can for his choices.

(Got the call about my reserves to be picked up tommorrow, although it only mentioned Soulsilver)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/13/10 at 6:42 pm

I'm gonna pick up SoulSilver tomorrow after church.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/13/10 at 10:11 pm

Cool. ;)

I have to wait until after 4 to go and get it.

I couldn't get ahold of him tonight, but I will tommorrow.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/14/10 at 5:49 pm

1. Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium
2. Poliwag/Poliwhirl/Poliwrath or toed
3. Slugma/Magcargo
4. Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyrranitar
5. Spinarak/Ariados
6. Zubat/Golbat/Crobat

Here's the team for Heartgold. This is going to be interesting. I'll be checking what to see what I can do to get the most out of them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/14/10 at 7:27 pm

Just got SoulSilver today.... WOW. It's awesome. More here later, if I'm not too addicted to SoulSilver to post.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/14/10 at 7:38 pm

That's cool.

My nephew did accidently pick Soulsilver exclusives at first.(What you pick does appear in Heartgold, I actually think both versions have those)

Right now I'm doing temp files to send over all the starters, I about to go and trade the first here soon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/14/10 at 8:37 pm

I ran into a shiny Hoothoot when I had no Pokeballs(and while on my temp file at that).

:( >:(

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/14/10 at 11:36 pm

I just got done with sending over the last Johto starter to Pearl version and breeding a Larvitar and Slugma to send to Heartgold.

1. Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium
2. Poliwag/Poliwhirl/Politoed
3. Slugma/Magcargo
4. Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyrranitar
5. Spinarak/Ariados
6. Zubat/Golbat/Crobat

Decided on Politoed.

I still need to put a couple of items onto ones I sending over to Heartgold.

I just noticed that Slugma can get Curse as a Egg Move(From breeding with the Ghastly on Pearl, it inherited it), but it's a girl... So I'll catch another male Ghastly to get it on there.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/15/10 at 3:19 pm

I started my game, I'm not very far right now though, but I am up to the point where I got my first set of Pokeballs. I just need to wait until night to get one of the main members.

Right now the team is:

Marisa- Chikorita (Female)
Bashful Nature

Alena- Sentret (Female)
Hardy Nature

Chamoro- Caterpie (Male)
Quiet Nature




The Sentret and Caterpie in my team(Along with the Mareep I'll get here later and a couple of other Pokemon) are just there to help fill in as temporary battlers, they will be become scouting types later on.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/16/10 at 4:05 pm

I have the first gym beaten, went to the Ruins for Unown and went through the route up to Union cave.

I'll be going through it next.

I'll post my team here in alittle while.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/16/10 at 5:37 pm


I ran into a shiny Hoothoot when I had no Pokeballs(and while on my temp file at that).

:( >:(


Reminds me of when I met a shiny Ratatta when I had no Pokemon at all. Yes, I used the Action Replay code "Walk Through Walls" to get past the part in LeafGreen where Oak stops you, and had a ?????????? and no Pokeballs. Even more ironically, I got my revenge in Pearl when I ran into a shiny Raticate without Action Replay. Caught it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/16/10 at 8:01 pm


Reminds me of when I met a shiny Ratatta when I had no Pokemon at all. Yes, I used the Action Replay code "Walk Through Walls" to get past the part in LeafGreen where Oak stops you, and had a ?????????? and no Pokeballs. Even more ironically, I got my revenge in Pearl when I ran into a shiny Raticate without Action Replay. Caught it.


Wow, that had to have been weird. I've never used those types of codes on the previous games to do that.  :o

The most I ever did was hack in pokemon 1st and 2nd gen. The second most was hacking rare candies.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/17/10 at 7:24 pm

I'm currently in the National Park. Seems to be nothing but Hoothoot around here. And a few good trainers. My team is Croconaw, Weepinbell, Machop, Ponyta, Onix, and Flaaffy. I'll probably axe Onix for Graveler as soon as I get my Geodude from the Day-Care.

I found a Magby on my Pokewalker!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/17/10 at 8:04 pm

You're farther than me, although I did a few other things first.(Leveling Zubat and Spinarak at low levels isn't easy)

I'm at Route 34, about to head to Goldenrod.

Main team is...

Marisa the Chikorita (Female)
Il Palazzo the Zubat (Male)
Hare the Spinarak (Male)
Faris the Poliwag (Female)

Scout team is...

Alena the Furret (Female)
Bo the Flaffy (Male)
Chamoro the Butterfree (Male)

After I get to Goldenrod I'll be trading over the Larvitar and Slugma for Breeding. I'm also toying with going back afterward to catch an Aipom with Pickup.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/18/10 at 1:42 pm

I'm at Goldenrod, I will be trading for the Slugma and Larvitar here pretty quick. I'll have to moderate the amount of eggs I hatch, Slugma's gender I'm not concerned with, but I want a female Larvitar.(Mainly because of Whitney's gym)

Caught an Aipom with Pickup on the first try, named her Pearl. Also caught a Ditto, it has Quick Powder on it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/18/10 at 5:55 pm

I've traded and breed Slugma and Larvitar. That cut into my money abit at this point in the game.

Am leveling up for the gym in Goldenrod city.

Main team:

Marisa the Bayleef (Female)
Hare the Spinarak (Male)
Faris the Poliwag (Female)
Il Palazzo the Zubat (Male)
Mr. Magoo the Slugma (Male)
Ranfan the Larvitar (Female)

Scout team:

Chamoro the Butterfree (Male)
Bo the Flaaffy (Male)
Alena the Furret (Female)
Pearl the Aipom (Female)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/18/10 at 6:11 pm

I caught a Ditto as well. Can't wait to use Pal Park after beating it. Also... I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK TO KANTO!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/18/10 at 10:54 pm

I've already burned myself out on the Pal Park in Pearl and Platinum(Pearl in particular).

I've beaten Whitney and caught Sudowoodo. Will be going into the National Park here shortly and will look at the Poke-athelon place.(Or however you spell it)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/19/10 at 9:31 pm

Went to Ecruteak city, Now my Zubat went through both Evolutions and my Spinarak evolved into Ariados.

Currently training for Morty's gym.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/20/10 at 5:24 pm

Did the bug catching Contest today. I got first place as well. I was aiming at getting a Scyther for False Swipe, but I ran into a Shiny Caterpie and caught it. I'm going to send it over to Platinum(I'll nickname before I do) and train it as a possible team member for the E4 rematch.

;D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/20/10 at 8:37 pm

Morty's been defeated.(Ariados + 3 X Attacks + Shadow Sneak + his first pokemon not using Curse = PWND)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/21/10 at 3:35 pm

Beat Pryce, and I'm now on the trail of Entei and Raikou. Both are currently asleep and have little HP. Time to chuck out the Ultra Balls.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/21/10 at 5:13 pm

I've repeatedly ran into them while training.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/22/10 at 1:40 pm

Chuck's defeated...

After my team started on the evolution path, things have become easier.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/22/10 at 6:46 pm

I'm further behind than you are. I beat Jasmine today. Machoke, Feraligatr, Ponyta, and Graveler put her down for the count in no time. Heading after Chuck once my Pokemon are stronger. I'm tempted to train a Pidgeot, but that'll take a LOOOOOONG time.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/22/10 at 6:48 pm

Did some trading, am going to drop by the Safari Zone(mainly to clear the routes there).

Only have alittle bit of training to do for the battle with Jasmine.

Currently my team is:(I don't remember the levels at this moment)

Marisa- Meganium
Hare- Ariados
Faris- Politoed
Ranfan- Larvitar
Il Palazzo- Crobat
Mr. Magoo- Slugma

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/22/10 at 6:53 pm


I'm further behind than you are. I beat Jasmine today. Machoke, Feraligatr, Ponyta, and Graveler put her down for the count in no time. Heading after Chuck once my Pokemon are stronger. I'm tempted to train a Pidgeot, but that'll take a LOOOOOONG time.


I fought Chuck before going back with the Secretpotion. So we both have 5 badges, unless you took a detour to Mahogany and the Lake of Rage.(Which is easily doable)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/22/10 at 6:56 pm


I fought Chuck before going back with the Secretpotion. So we both have 5 badges, unless you took a detour to Mahogany and the Lake of Rage.(Which is easily doable)


I certainly did. Red Gyrados is awesome. Believe it or not, by bro got a gold Magikarp on Emerald, which is now a red Gyrados. My shinies are Gyrados (SoulSilver), Mawile (Ruby), and Raticate (Pearl). BTW, I love the Kanye West thing you posted many pages ago.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/22/10 at 7:04 pm

I remember that. Ol' Kanye started a new meme with that rude crap he did to Taylor Swift on the awards. I seen one someone do one of him interrupting Leonadis(Movie: 300), which results in him being kicked into the pit.

I've been wanting to do a meme of something Kurt Cobain said during a concert, but I haven't had a good opportunity yet.  :D

I sent over my level 60 Scyther from Platinum, which has False Swipe. Sent over a few TMs as well and a male Marril with Aqua Jet.

Sent the Shiny Caterpie I got in the Bug Catching Contest over to Platinum, since I already have a Butterfree in my game.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/23/10 at 4:40 pm

I'm mainly concerned with catching Entei and Raikou right now. After doing so, the Gym Leaders's heads a splode.

Quick off-topic question: Speaking of memes, ever seen The Lazer Collection?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/23/10 at 8:34 pm

That's the first I've ever heard of the Lazer... Oh wait, the Firing my lazers?

I beat Jasmine last night, although Slugma wasn't really able to deal with them(it's special defense is kinda weak). I've been stopping Larvitar's evolution until learns Crunch.

I'll be going back to Goldenrod real quick for the lottery in the shopping center, today is Flash Cannon TM as top prize. Will be catching some water types as well.



On another note:

When I ran into the Shiny Caterpie, I'm pretty sure my neighbors heard me say OH MY GOD!  :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/23/10 at 10:30 pm

The Chinchou I caught had a Deepseascale.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/24/10 at 2:59 pm

I caught Red Gyarados and fought Team Rocket in Mahogany.

Need to level alittle.

Will take on the gym and TR the second time after that.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/24/10 at 5:41 pm

Yeah, that's the "Imma firin mah lazor" thing. Very strange, yet highly addicting.

I'm about to get my 7th gym badge from Chuck. Too bad I never trained Pidgeot/Farfetch'd. Do you know where I can get a Leaf Stone for my Weepinbell in SoulSilver?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/24/10 at 6:43 pm

I remember the ones involving Mudkips.

Let's see... Leaf Stone....

I know of two ways to get one without going into something like the Pokeathlon(I think you can get them there), ones really late in Kanto.

The other you can get earlier, I think it's from a trainer who you can register on the phone ingame. I'll have to look it up to make sure.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/24/10 at 6:55 pm

You can win them in the Bug catching contest, although my guide doesn't say that(it lists Sun Stone), although this is Prima. They usually aren't super thorough.(Serebii's site lists it as a prize, I'll get a better look at it and get back to you)

One is available in Kanto, showing Bill's grandfather an Oddish.(But this is pretty late ingame)

The sooner one you can probably get one is from someone on route 34(Looks her up), it's Picknicker Gina a call from the Pokegear. This is probably the quickest one, but it's up to fate when that happens. I'll check to see when there is a high chance of this happening.

You can also get them from the Pokeathlon on certain days, but you have to build up the points for them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/24/10 at 7:00 pm

Serebii lists nine evolution stones you can get as first prize.

I'll have to enter it again and try to win, to see if I get anything different.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/24/10 at 7:46 pm

Thanks for your major help! Here's probably going to be my Elite 4 team:
Feraligatr
Machoke/Hypno (deciding)
Victreebel
Ampharos/Magneton (deciding)
Magmar/Rapidash (deciding)
Pidgeot

I'm torn on my Fire and Electric choices, and I'm not sure whether I want a decent Fighting type or an excellent Psychic type. I think I do remember something called "The Mudkip Collection" that had Mudkip firin his lazor. When I get my dial-up replaced with AbleCable hi-speed internet this Monday, I'll check it out.

Here's my progress: I beat Chuck (not too hard, even without a Psychic or Flying type, but then again, I took detours and beat Pryce and Jasmine). Now I'm in the Radio Tower fending off Team Rocket. I'm also doing the EXP-switch method of training here for Magby and Pidgey. (In case that's not understandable lingo I made up, I send out the weak one, switch him in for a strong one, and they both gain EXP.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/24/10 at 10:23 pm

No problem.  ;)

I watched like a couple of the Mudkip ones.

I've beaten Team Rocket now.(Just got done with it)

My team is in the 36-39 range level wise

Current status:

Marisa- Meganium
Il Palazzo- Crobat
Mr. Magoo- Magcargo(Finally!)
Faris- Politoed
Ranfan- Pupitar(Finally!)
Hare- Ariados

I'm kinda hoping my Meganium or Politoed has Hidden Power Electric, I haven't yet went to get it to find out.(Can't until the lake floods again)

As a Slugma, Mr. Magoo didn't do too bad in Pryce's gym, a far cry from the battle with Jasmine. Although I got alittle lucky with his Piloswine(I had Amnesia'd Slugma a couple times while up against Dewgong anyway, thank goodness for it's lack of water attacks in it's set).

I'll taking care of some odds and ends now before I continue on in the game.

While I'm still alittle while off from doing my Soulsilver playthrough, I have 4 of the main ones in mind, plus another for early on.

Meganium(I'll alittle stubborn this way)
Espeon
Ampharos
Azumarill
Furret(Early member until I fill out my team more)

I'm still deciding on two for the final slot.

I'm going to pick between two of these:

Miltank- I've never trained one before, the Scrappy ability is tempting and I can get it the element punches if I want.

Jynx- Another I've thought about, the only thing about this choice is I'll have two psychic typings(Although Jynx's primary type is Ice). I could put it in place of Espeon, but I'd have to wait alittle while before getting to Jynx.(Unless I trade one over, but that means breeding would have to come into play)

Ninetails- This one is almost garanteed, since I'll usually need a Fire type. Will probably want to breed it through.

Rapidash- Another that'd I had to trade for.(Since it pops up after the 8th badge) But it's still up in the air for a slot.

Flareon- If I put Jynx in, I could train my favorite Kanto eeveelution.

Gligar- Gliscor is one of my favorite Ground types, but I'd have to trade a Gligar over(They're HG exclusive).

Noctowl- I've toyed with this idea for awhile.

Hitmonchan- Kinda of a late one as well, but it learns all the element punches.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/25/10 at 1:06 pm

Forgot about Sudowoodo.


Here's a list of all of the Pokegear phone numbers.

http://www.serebii.net/heartgoldsoulsilver/pokegearphone.shtml

For Gina on Route 34 Sunday afternoons are for rematches. Don't know about the Leaf Stone though.  

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/25/10 at 1:10 pm

You can try calling for rematches and items on their respective days it looks like.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/25/10 at 6:21 pm

I'll try those sometime. BTW, I caught Entei by dumb luck. I had him down to around 1 HP and asleep, but Ultra Balls weren't working at all. I tried a Great Ball and it worked.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/25/10 at 10:15 pm

Those I need to catch soon.

I tried the contest again, got first place. Still got a Sun Stone. I'll try again on Saturday to see make sure.

I also got lucky with Hidden Power, my Meganium has the Electric type of Hidden Power. I won't have to teach(what will be) my Tyrranitar Thunder Fang.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/26/10 at 5:31 pm

The odds and ends I'm doing:

Catching Lapras, just finished that.

Currently dealing with Raikou and Entei.

Doing Bug Catching contest again.

Leveling Aipom to evolve into Ambipom.

Level the new Scyther and Butterfree I have.

Going farther into the Dark Cave.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/26/10 at 6:48 pm


The odds and ends I'm doing:

Catching Lapras, just finished that.

Currently dealing with Raikou and Entei.

Doing Bug Catching contest again.

Leveling Aipom to evolve into Ambipom.

Level the new Scyther and Butterfree I have.

Going farther into the Dark Cave.


Wait a sec, don't  you have to have the National Pokedex to evolve Aipom? (Since Ambipom is from Sinnoh.)

I've reached the Safari Zone and evolved Magby into Magmar.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/26/10 at 7:49 pm


Wait a sec, don't  you have to have the National Pokedex to evolve Aipom? (Since Ambipom is from Sinnoh.)

I've reached the Safari Zone and evolved Magby into Magmar.


Nope, they added in the evolutions of Aipom, Piloswine, Lickitung, Yanma... I think that's all of them, I don't think Bonsly and Mime Jr are in it the Johto dex. Since they're evolutions are based on learning a certain move, I guess they felt it made more sense to do that. Probably due to the fact it looked stupid in Firered/Leafgreen that certain happiness evolutions would cancel out due to the lack of the national dex.

Also, just evolved Aipom, put her back into the Daycare for maintenance free leveling.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/28/10 at 5:38 pm

Still working on the roamers.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/28/10 at 9:05 pm

Caught Raikou.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/28/10 at 11:12 pm

Caught Entei, both were caught with Fast Balls.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/28/10 at 11:22 pm

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kti590eRHC1qzyrwvo1_500.jpg

This is old, but I felt it was appropriate to post it:

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kti590eRHC1qzyrwvo1_500.jpg

Funny, but in a cheesy way.  :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 03/28/10 at 11:26 pm



Funny, but in a cheesy way.  :D

I think so too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/29/10 at 12:06 am

Here's a 4koma one...

http://xs.to/image-5515_4BB031FE.jpg


(The pic isn't big enough imbedded in)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/29/10 at 3:38 pm

I'm done with doing some of the side things, will be heading to Blackthorne next.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/29/10 at 10:50 pm

I've defeated Clair and got an Extremespeed Dratini.

Will be heading down to New Bark before catching Suicune and Ho-oh.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/30/10 at 2:09 pm

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c272/pokesho/4%20Komas/e7c1f1fd.jpg

^

A Pokemon Dragon Quest crossover.  :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/30/10 at 3:28 pm

I'm starting to think that getting other evolution stones via the bug catching contest happens post E4. I've gotten Sun Stones everytime.


(Which is nice, but I would like alittle more variety)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/30/10 at 9:22 pm

Caught Ho-oh, found out that Suicune can't until way later.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/30/10 at 11:34 pm

http://www.unseen64.net/2009/02/04/pokemon-red-blue-beta/

Here's something interesting that I found. Especially the early parts in the article.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/01/10 at 11:07 am

I'm about to go through Victory Road, after that I'll be training for abit.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/01/10 at 12:47 pm

Training will done on and off now that I'm done with Victory road.

I'll post stats when I'm done and about to fight the E4.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/01/10 at 3:17 pm

I haven't been playing too much. I'm going through Team Rocket's invasion of the radio tower. Will fight Clair afterward.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/01/10 at 10:20 pm

Yeah, the rest of my week is kinda crowded in work hours, so I'm kinda in your spot.(I need to find some extra Heart Scales too, Crobat can relearn Cross Poison)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/02/10 at 9:55 am

Can Victreebel learn Razor Leaf from the Move Tutor if I evolve Weepinbel before he learns it?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/02/10 at 6:40 pm

I think so, let me check.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/02/10 at 6:43 pm

It can through move relearner. It can also learn Leaf Blade at 47, an awesome physical type grass attack.(Good thing Victreebel's attack is it's best stat)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/02/10 at 7:10 pm

Leaf Blade? Excellent! I didn't know that due to the fact that the most recent strategy guides I have are FRLG and Emerald.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/02/10 at 8:40 pm

Yep, I didn't know until I checked.

I've also played around calling a trainer for rematches, it turns out that you can pretty much keeping calling them for rematches alot. I leveled up My Politoed and Meganium on Hiker Anthony(Route 33). Everytime I called him, it was a battle. Although he will only do this on Friday evenings.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/04/10 at 10:43 pm

http://i40.tinypic.com/15gcqc0.jpg

Someone made a fake dex for 5th gen.

My Meganium, Politoed and Magcargo are at 47. Three to go.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/05/10 at 2:27 pm

All six are leveled up.

Now I'm going to go for TM65 in the lottery and rock smash for Heart Scales.

I'll post the stats later.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/06/10 at 8:24 pm

Couldn't get a Heart Scale from Rock Smashing... And they're suppose to be in the decent odds category.

Now I'll post my team.

All are at level 47.

Marisa- Meganium(girl) Type: Grass
Nature: Bashful(No change to stats)
Characteristic: Sturdy Body (High Defense IV)
Ability: Overgrow(Ups Grass attacks in a pinch)
HP: 138 ATK: 99 DEF: 118
SP. ATK: 97 SP. DEF: 106 SPEED: 101

Moves: Petal Dance/Magical Leaf/Hidden Power(Electric)/Light Screen

Faris- Politoed(girl) Type: Water
Nature: Hardy(No change to stats)
Characteristic: Often dozes off(High Hit Point IV)
Ability: Damp(Prevents foes from self destructing)
HP: 156 ATK: 88 DEF: 85
SP. ATK: 96 SP. DEF: 107 SPEED: 84

Moves: Surf/Psychic/Ice Beam/Focus Blast

Il Palazzo- Crobat(boy) Type: Poison/Flying
Nature: Sassy(Special Defense up, Speed down)
Characteristic: Capable of taking hits(High Defense IV)
Ability: Inner Focus(Prevents flinching)
HP: 142 ATK: 108 DEF: 99
SP. ATK: 81 SP. DEF: 93 SPEED: 133

Moves: Fly/Wing Attack*/Poison Fang/Bite

*Going to teach it Aerial Ace in place of Wing Attack before taking on the E4.

Hare- Ariados(boy) Type: Bug/Poison
Nature: Careful(Special defense up, Special Attack down)
Characteristic: Capable of taking hits(High Defense IV)
Ability: Insomnia(Can't be affected by Sleep status)
HP: 141 ATK: 110 DEF: 88
SP. ATK: 70 SP. DEF: 80 SPEED: 55

Moves: Psychic/Bug Bite/Shadow Sneak/Sucker Punch

Mr. Magoo- Magcargo(boy) Type: Fire/Rock
Nature: Hardy(No change to stats)
Characteristic: Good Perseverance(High Special Defense IV)
Ability: Flame Body(May burn opponent on contact)
HP: 116 ATK: 56 DEF: 133
SP. ATK: 106 SP. DEF: 91 SPEED: 47

Moves: Lava Plume/Ancient Power/Natural Gift*/Amnesia

*Filler move until later, will test it out in the E4.

Ranfan- Pupitar(girl) Type: Rock/Ground
Nature: Careful(Special Defense up, Special Attack down)
Characteristic: Scatters things often(High Hit Point IV)
Ability: Shed Skin(Sometimes heals from status problems)
HP: 138 ATK: 94 DEF: 75
SP. ATK: 74 SP. DEF: 83 SPEED: 80

Moves: Rock Slide/Earthquake/Crunch/Brick Break

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/07/10 at 11:09 am

Magcargo did a lot better than I thought he would.

You know the thing that sucks about battles with LV. 50 as the limit? No Dragonite or Tyranitar, since the evolve at Level 55. You could use an AR code, but all AR codes are blocked in the Battle Tower. Well, at least in Pearl.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/07/10 at 11:38 am


Magcargo did a lot better than I thought he would.

You know the thing that sucks about battles with LV. 50 as the limit? No Dragonite or Tyranitar, since the evolve at Level 55. You could use an AR code, but all AR codes are blocked in the Battle Tower. Well, at least in Pearl.


The battle tower like the battle frontier, or the like the one where you can play against someone else with another DS?

Magcargo isn't too bad, it's just raising it's prevo that's the problem(Low base stats in both defense types). Still, he's definetly the slowest member on my team. I did do alittle EV training in Sp. Attack(before fighting Pryce) with him while he was a Slugma.(Probably around 80 effort points or so) Just to give him alittle extra oomph.

The only other big downside to Magcargo is it's quad-weaknesses to water and ground. I also would have loved for it to learn Power Gem too.(Ancient Power is nice, but I would love to have a special based Rock attack with more PP)

I know I won't have Tyrranitar until Kanto, but Pupitar will be fine in the E4, especially since it learned Earthquake.

My team was definetly underpowered early on. I'll give my opinion on them in my next post.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/07/10 at 6:47 pm

The only thing about the Zubat line is it's hard to train until it gets to level 13 and bites, but it's still not that much easier until it learns Wing Attack at 17.

Slugma line is just really frail until it evolves.

Poliwag line, while fast in it's first two forms, doesn't have alot of power. The final forms are a different story, but lose speed.

Spinarak line is similiar to Zubat, hard to train until it learns Night Shade and Shadow Sneak. It doesn't really get any good STAB moves until Blackthorne City and at level 50.

Larvitar line's only real problem is, of course, late evolution to it's final form.

I'll be fighting the E4 here soon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/07/10 at 8:40 pm

Alright, I've beaten the E4.

Which means post game content is next.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/08/10 at 10:12 am

http://i.imgur.com/Bnt78.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/oNP8g.jpg


Someone's fanart eeveelutions.

The flying one makes me think of Altaria.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/10/10 at 1:48 pm

I'm seriously behind. All my Pokemon are below Level 40 and I haven't gotten the 8th badge yet. Step-Chan, I've let you down...

But I did get a Leaf Stone in the Pokeathlon, and I now have Victreebel.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/10/10 at 6:32 pm

You haven't... My nephew is around the point as you. Plus, I haven't went to Kanto yet.

This is mainly because I want to level my team up to 50. While it's not really necessary, I just wanted a nice half way point before going.

I've mainly been playing Voltorb flip, I've managed to get over 800 coins. Kinda want to get a Wide Lens.

Have you heard what the 5th gen titles are called? 

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/10/10 at 7:16 pm

What are they called? And have you noticed this game is slightly easier than its counterparts?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/10/10 at 7:18 pm

Pokemon Black and Pokemon White... man, I can tell this game is gonna be controversial.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/10/10 at 7:53 pm

Just the titles, although apparently the titles use the noun form of Black and White and not the adjective.(At least in Japanese language)

Since English language doesn't have seperate nouns and adjectives of Black and White, it's up in the air what will happen to the titles.

And I have seen threads about race on Gamefaqs.(It's obvious that some people like joke about it, despite the fact that the titles don't imply anything racial)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/11/10 at 7:36 pm

Leveled up to 50. Will work on getting a 1000+ coins at the game corner later.

Also, I found this fusion fanart someone made based on the pics on serebii that are shown of the overworld with the trainers, although it's just their 2D sprites.

http://i.imgur.com/U4IQN.jpg

It's not too bad.

I'm wondering how close this will be to the actual art.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/15/10 at 11:32 am

Saw this as someone's sig:

When Snake sees a "!" over someone's head, he runs and hides.
When the Pokemon Trainer sees a "!", he beats them up and takes their money.



Well, I've taken a few days off from playing the game. But I'll be going to Kanto soon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/15/10 at 3:32 pm

Just beat Clair and I'm in the Dragon's Den. I think I'm gonna try to train an Eevee into an Espeon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/15/10 at 10:48 pm

Espeon, that's one of my favorite psychic types, as well as one of my favorite eeveelutions.

I definetly recommend teaching it Shadow Ball, unless you're conserving the TM.(Don't you hate the limited amounts of some TMs?) But if you have a male Espeon, it'll be less of an issue.

For my Soulsilver playthrough, I'm also wandering if I should pick a different water type. Although I could still train an Azumarill, it's more of an issue with certain HMs that are required in certain areas. So it's just an issue about team flexibility.

Although I do have an Aqua Jet bred Marill in Platinum as well, which I'll be training.(So even if I change to a different water type in Soulsilver, I'll still be training one in Platinum)

Edit: Due to my reconsidering, the situation now looks like this:

Meganium
Espeon or Jynx
Ampharos
Azumarill or another water type.
Furret(Early member until I fill out my team more)
Miltank, Gligar, Noctowl or Hitmonchan
Ninetails, Rapidash or Flareon

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/16/10 at 12:41 am

http://img689.yfrog.com/img689/2950/pokesr.png

Rom hacks are funny.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/16/10 at 10:47 am


http://img689.yfrog.com/img689/2950/pokesr.png

Rom hacks are funny.


LOL, that pic reminds me of the "DO NOT PRESS B!" videos on YouTube, especially the one with Human Kirlia.

Azumarill? Forgive me, but isn't Azumarill one of the worst water types ever? Well, I remember reading in the strategy guide that on a scale of one to four, none of its stats exceeded 2. You could EV train it, though. My Eevee is at level 20 now, I'll probably make it an Espeon today. Espeon has great speed and special attack, as I learned from getting beaten repeatedly by one in Pokemon Colloseum's Orre Colloseum Level 100 Single Battle.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/16/10 at 6:31 pm


LOL, that pic reminds me of the "DO NOT PRESS B!" videos on YouTube, especially the one with Human Kirlia.

Azumarill? Forgive me, but isn't Azumarill one of the worst water types ever? Well, I remember reading in the strategy guide that on a scale of one to four, none of its stats exceeded 2. You could EV train it, though. My Eevee is at level 20 now, I'll probably make it an Espeon today. Espeon has great speed and special attack, as I learned from getting beaten repeatedly by one in Pokemon Colloseum's Orre Colloseum Level 100 Single Battle.


I remember you listed Azumarill at first for my Heartgold playthrough.(But I already picked a water type at that time) So I said I would train one in Soulsilver, although required HMs in different areas are making me think about whether I should train one or choose another.

My strategy guide uses those dots to rate their stats as well, except that the ratings go up to 6. But, you can't go by those heavily, as they aren't 100% accurate. For instance, all the eeveelutions that are listed don't have the same amount of point values. Only Espeon and Jolteon have a 6(Espeon in sp. attack, Jolteon in speed), but Flareon, Vaporeon and Umbreon don't have any above 5.(Flareon should have a 6 in attack, Vaporeon a 6 in hit points and Umbreon a 6 in sp. defense)

But, yeah, Azumarill's normal base stats aren't high, mainly in speed, attack and sp. attack, although it's HP is good and both it's defensive stats are alright.

As you probably remember, the Azurill/Marill/Azumarill line has two abilities.

Those are:

Thick Fat and Huge Power.

Huge Power is Azumarill's saving grace in the offensive department, as it automatically doubles it's physical attack stat. This helped out the Azurill line alittle third gen, but made it pretty good fourth gen, as it can learn physical water attacks like Waterfall. But it's still not fast, so bred moves like Aqua Jet are helpful for getting in first attacks.

I think Azumarill's base stats are(Which determine how well it grows in different areas):
HP: 100 ATK: 50 DEF: 80 SP. ATK: 50 SP. DEF: 80 SPEED: 50

Also, all eeveelutions have these numbers as their base stats:

130, 110, 95, 65, 65, 60

Of course, they're in different stats on each one. This is also why I said that all the eeveelutions should have had a 6 in one stat.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/16/10 at 9:13 pm


I remember you listed Azumarill at first for my Heartgold playthrough.(But I already picked a water type at that time) So I said I would train one in Soulsilver, although required HMs in different areas are making me think about whether I should train one or choose another.

My strategy guide uses those dots to rate their stats as well, except that the ratings go up to 6. But, you can't go by those heavily, as they aren't 100% accurate. For instance, all the eeveelutions that are listed don't have the same amount of point values. Only Espeon and Jolteon have a 6(Espeon in sp. attack, Jolteon in speed), but Flareon, Vaporeon and Umbreon don't have any above 5.(Flareon should have a 6 in attack, Vaporeon a 6 in hit points and Umbreon a 6 in sp. defense)

But, yeah, Azumarill's normal base stats aren't high, mainly in speed, attack and sp. attack, although it's HP is good and both it's defensive stats are alright.

As you probably remember, the Azurill/Marill/Azumarill line has two abilities.

Those are:

Thick Fat and Huge Power.

Huge Power is Azumarill's saving grace in the offensive department, as it automatically doubles it's physical attack stat. This helped out the Azurill line alittle third gen, but made it pretty good fourth gen, as it can learn physical water attacks like Waterfall. But it's still not fast, so bred moves like Aqua Jet are helpful for getting in first attacks.

I think Azumarill's base stats are(Which determine how well it grows in different areas):
HP: 100 ATK: 50 DEF: 80 SP. ATK: 50 SP. DEF: 80 SPEED: 50

Also, all eeveelutions have these numbers as their base stats:

130, 110, 95, 65, 65, 60

Of course, they're in different stats on each one. This is also why I said that all the eeveelutions should have had a 6 in one stat.


Oh yeah, I remember. Sorry I had to pick such a horrible Pokemon.

I'm fighting Lugia right now, and he's down in the red and paralyzed. I've tried a Heavy Ball and a Ultra Ball to no avail at all.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/16/10 at 9:37 pm


Oh yeah, I remember. Sorry I had to pick such a horrible Pokemon.

I'm fighting Lugia right now, and he's down in the red and paralyzed. I've tried a Heavy Ball and a Ultra Ball to no avail at all.


It's not a big deal. ;)

The reason for having you and my nephew pick a couple each for me to play through with was to make things interesting.

This is also the first time I've went through with a psuedo-legendary.(Larvitar line) I generally never train the psuedo-legends.

Edit: I'm in Kanto now and have beaten Lt. Surge. Am now at Saffron.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/16/10 at 9:39 pm


It's not a big deal. ;)

The reason for having you and my nephew pick a couple each for me to play through with to make things interesting.

This is also the first time I've went through with a psuedo-legendary.(Larvitar line) I generally never train the psuedo-legends.


Interesting...

I caught Lugia and I'm taking a break for now. When I resume I will start training for the Elite 4. My team will be Feraligatr, Ampharos, Victreebel, Espeon, Magmar, and Pidgeot.

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Written By: Step-chan on 04/16/10 at 9:41 pm

Ho-oh was the one I had to catch. It's definetly in a more convenient place than Lugia.(Same town as the Ghost Gym)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/17/10 at 7:47 am


Ho-oh was the one I had to catch. It's definetly in a more convenient place than Lugia.(Same town as the Ghost Gym)


SPOILER ALERT!!!!













You know you can catch Kyogre after you beat Red, right? (For me it would be Groudon.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/17/10 at 4:20 pm

I'm training in Victory Road, which is hard for Victreebel with all the Golbats around. Eevee evolved into Espeon, and I taught it Shadow Ball just as you said.

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Written By: Step-chan on 04/17/10 at 5:20 pm

Cool!  :) Shadow Ball will help against other Psychic types.

For me, teaching Shadow Ball is no big deal. I have around 25 or more that were sent from third gen. To bad I don't have anyone that can really benefit from Shadow Ball(Crobat and I think the Larvitar line can learn it, but they both learn Dark attacks, making it pointless)


SPOILER ALERT!!!!













You know you can catch Kyogre after you beat Red, right? (For me it would be Groudon.)


I believe so, although I'm not sure if you have to talk to someone after beating Red to trigger it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/17/10 at 6:05 pm

After checking out Serebii, I added to the water type options for Soulsilver's playthrough.

Meganium
Espeon or Jynx
Ampharos
Azumarill, Starmie, Vaporeon, Mantine, Lanturn or Gastrodon*
Furret(Early member until I fill out my team more)
Miltank, Gligar, Noctowl or Hitmonchan
Ninetails, Rapidash or Flareon

That's six options water type wise... Woof! I think Starmie, Vaporeon and Lanturn are my best overall options. Gastrodon's a pretty good choice too(It's bulky and has decent offensive stats, Speed is it's only weak base stat). Mantine I threw in there in case I want too, it's not too bad and Azumarill will have to have the Huge Power ability if I train one.

*I like how you can send over later gen Pokemon, although I think they will show up with a ? as a number. It's not likely that I'll train up the Shellos/Gastrodon line, but I am giving it some consideration. I just need to check and see if it will evolve without the national dex.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/17/10 at 6:34 pm


After checking out Serebii, I added to the water type options for Soulsilver's playthrough.

Meganium
Espeon or Jynx
Ampharos
Azumarill, Starmie, Vaporeon, Mantine, Lanturn or Gastrodon*
Furret(Early member until I fill out my team more)
Miltank, Gligar, Noctowl or Hitmonchan
Ninetails, Rapidash or Flareon

That's six options water type wise... Woof! I think Starmie, Vaporeon and Lanturn are my best overall options. Gastrodon's a pretty good choice too(It's bulky and has decent offensive stats, Speed is it's only weak base stat). Mantine I threw in there in case I want too, it's not too bad and Azumarill will have to have the Huge Power ability if I train one.

*I like how you can send over later gen Pokemon, although I think they will show up with a ? as a number. It's not likely that I'll train up the Shellos/Gastrodon line, but I am giving it some consideration. I just need to check and see if it will evolve without the national dex.


Pretty good team, not to mention I love Ampharos. Its Special Attack is excellent, not to mention it has good speed. I also like Serebii.com, it's a good place when you need help on Pokemon, not to mention the name is Engrish.

Have you ever safely caught any of the glitch Pokemon? I'm trying to find an AR code to get ?????????? (the 2 blocky question marks Pokemon that has the same stats as Normal Form Deoxys.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/17/10 at 8:31 pm


Pretty good team, not to mention I love Ampharos. Its Special Attack is excellent, not to mention it has good speed. I also like Serebii.com, it's a good place when you need help on Pokemon, not to mention the name is Engrish.

Have you ever safely caught any of the glitch Pokemon? I'm trying to find an AR code to get ?????????? (the 2 blocky question marks Pokemon that has the same stats as Normal Form Deoxys.)


I caught MissingNo. in Red/Blue. But that wasn't so much a safe catch, as it screwed with my save file(mainly the E4 data)

For that playthrough...

Two slots already decided.
6 water types to choose from.
3 fire types to choose from.
2 psychic types to choose from.
And a mix of 4 to choose from for the filler slot.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/17/10 at 8:39 pm


I caught MissingNo. in Red/Blue. But that wasn't so much a safe catch, as it screwed with my save file(mainly the E4 data)

For that playthrough...

Two slots already decided.
6 water types to choose from.
3 fire types to choose from.
2 psychic types to choose from.
And a mix of 4 to choose from for the filler slot.


Good luck with that.

My good buddy Lucas is also playing through SoulSilver right now. He sent over his Level 100 team from D/Pe/Pl (can't remember which one) to help with the Elite 4, and is currently looking for Lugia.

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Written By: Step-chan on 04/17/10 at 8:44 pm

The water and the filler are the toughest ones.

I've been trying to find info on 3rd and 4th gen evolving pre-national dex, but no luck.

Maybe I'll try an FAQ.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/18/10 at 8:38 pm

I have beaten both Sabrina and Erika. Sabrina was abit of a pain, Erika not so much.

My Pupitar Ranfan is one level away from evolving!

I'm now about to head to Lavendar town.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/19/10 at 3:52 pm

I've beaten Misty, Now I have to wait until night. Apparently I traded the only Oddish I have and I need one to show to Bill's grandfather for a Leaf Stone(I have the other Pokemon needed for my version).

Oddish only appear night, aiyah...  :P

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/19/10 at 7:05 pm

I beat the Elite 4 and Lance, and now I'm in Saffron City. Just arrived and haven't done much.

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Written By: Step-chan on 04/20/10 at 12:54 pm

I'm now at Fushcia city, will be fighting the gym here in alittle while.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/20/10 at 4:07 pm

I've beaten both Janine and Brock, will be going through a few side routes next.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyrJvZyegM0

This is someone's remix of(what they could hear) of the music from a vid that shows footage.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/20/10 at 6:41 pm

I've defeated Surge and Janine, and I've been importing Pokemon to the Pal Park like crazy! Here is my prototype team for the E4 rematch (when they get there): Blaziken, Feraligatr, Sceptile, Espeon, Ampharos, and Tyranitar.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/20/10 at 6:48 pm

I'm garnering experience for Grovyle (soon to be Sceptile) at the E4. I brought along my level 83 Jirachi just in case things get rough. (I used AR to get it, so it's not technically legit, but it didn't screw my game up, so there.)

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Written By: Step-chan on 04/20/10 at 9:48 pm

That's good.

I'll be heading through Route 2 and Viridian Forest, all of my team is 57-58 level range.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/22/10 at 3:10 pm

Went from Pewter to Pallet town, will be working on the water routes next.(Two of which have more trainers that I thought they would)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/22/10 at 3:39 pm

I've mainly been working on my National Dex. I sent over my first level 100 (Umbreon), and I have fully evolved Treecko and Charizard.

Man, the Pal Park migrator is so stupid. The game would let me migrate a level 2 Suicune I got using AR! (Though of course I didn't.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/22/10 at 6:57 pm


I've mainly been working on my National Dex. I sent over my first level 100 (Umbreon), and I have fully evolved Treecko and Charizard.

Man, the Pal Park migrator is so stupid. The game would let me migrate a level 2 Suicune I got using AR! (Though of course I didn't.)


It would?

Also when I went through Viridian forest, I got a Gym Leaders number. You can guess which one.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/23/10 at 6:36 pm


It would?

Also when I went through Viridian forest, I got a Gym Leaders number. You can guess which one.


BUGSY! I also got a picture with him in the National Park.

I might replace Ampharos with Salamence. I'm trying to develop a team with all weaknesses covered and various attacks. 3 starters, 2 pseudo-legendaries, and Espeon. That makes several physical, special, and mixed sweepers, if those terms are still used. I went to Smogon (a site for movesets) and got horribly confused.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/24/10 at 1:06 am


BUGSY! I also got a picture with him in the National Park.

I might replace Ampharos with Salamence. I'm trying to develop a team with all weaknesses covered and various attacks. 3 starters, 2 pseudo-legendaries, and Espeon. That makes several physical, special, and mixed sweepers, if those terms are still used. I went to Smogon (a site for movesets) and got horribly confused.


I wasn't even expecting him to be in there(Must be Thursday that you meet him in Viridian forest).

Those terms are still used. I've went on Smogon before, mostly just to read what they have for different Pokemon. That site tends to focus on competitive battling movesets.(Although I've seen Serebii post movesets as well, on their POTW)

As for the Pal Park counting a hacked Pokemon, it's probably due to it being a legal hack. Although I'm not sure if it discredits illegal hacks.(Since I don't have an AR nor have I used Pokesav)

You've probably heard of Wondertomb.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/24/10 at 1:16 pm


I wasn't even expecting him to be in there(Must be Thursday that you meet him in Viridian forest).

Those terms are still used. I've went on Smogon before, mostly just to read what they have for different Pokemon. That site tends to focus on competitive battling movesets.(Although I've seen Serebii post movesets as well, on their POTW)

As for the Pal Park counting a hacked Pokemon, it's probably due to it being a legal hack. Although I'm not sure if it discredits illegal hacks.(Since I don't have an AR nor have I used Pokesav)

You've probably heard of Wondertomb.


Wondertomb, isn't that also known as Invincible Spiritomb? AKA Spiritomb with Wonder Guard? You can do the same thing with Sableye.

I'm just now learning how to EV train. Yes, you're probably LYAO right now. Blaziken's ATK went up 6! 6! I thought 4 was the max, and that was just with a Goldeen and a Seaking and Power Bracer! I'm training Blaziken to be a Physical Sweeper. His moves will probably be Blaze Kick, Focus Blast/Sky Uppercut, Earthquake, and Brave Bird.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/24/10 at 1:29 pm


Wondertomb, isn't that also known as Invincible Spiritomb? AKA Spiritomb with Wonder Guard? You can do the same thing with Sableye.

I'm just now learning how to EV train. Yes, you're probably LYAO right now. Blaziken's ATK went up 6! 6! I thought 4 was the max, and that was just with a Goldeen and a Seaking and Power Bracer! I'm training Blaziken to be a Physical Sweeper. His moves will probably be Blaze Kick, Focus Blast/Sky Uppercut, Earthquake, and Brave Bird.


Yep, that's the one. Interestingly enough, Fire Fang will hit regardless of who's been hacked with Wonderguard.

I'm not LMAO. I usually don't EV train unless I've finished the game and am doing E4 rematches, a rare example is Magcargo for some extra oomph to it's Sp. Attack. I've seen 10+ and 17+ on stat boosts, but those were mainly on Pokemon being effort trained at a high level on a certain stat that really didn't get touched.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/25/10 at 8:17 am


Yep, that's the one. Interestingly enough, Fire Fang will hit regardless of who's been hacked with Wonderguard.

I'm not LMAO. I usually don't EV train unless I've finished the game and am doing E4 rematches, a rare example is Magcargo for some extra oomph to it's Sp. Attack. I've seen 10+ and 17+ on stat boosts, but those were mainly on Pokemon being effort trained at a high level on a certain stat that really didn't get touched.


Fire Fang hits a Wondertomb/Wondereye? Weird.

I did a +12 ATK on my Blaziken. EV training is mainly for hardcore competitive players, but I could always use some stat boosts on my Pokemon, especially for E4 rematches. I recently fully evolved the Squirtle and Hoppip lines. (Hoppip is mainly just for Pokedex completion.) My Blaziken knows all the moves I want except Earthquake.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/25/10 at 5:08 pm


Fire Fang hits a Wondertomb/Wondereye? Weird.

I did a +12 ATK on my Blaziken. EV training is mainly for hardcore competitive players, but I could always use some stat boosts on my Pokemon, especially for E4 rematches. I recently fully evolved the Squirtle and Hoppip lines. (Hoppip is mainly just for Pokedex completion.) My Blaziken knows all the moves I want except Earthquake.


You could call the Fire Fang hitting a glitch(Although in Shedinja's case, it's weak to fire anyway). Someone on Youtube had a Flareon out against a Wondertomb and used other moves first to show the hack, then hit it with Fire Fang.

I listened to the cries that some Pokemon make(mainly that I've never had or evolved). Shaymin has a pretty unusual one, as it sounds almost like a bird.(Someone on Youtube slowed it down and said it kinda sounds like it's saying Thank You)

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/25/10 at 8:38 pm


(Someone on Youtube slowed it down and said it kinda sounds like it's saying Thank You)


Hey, Shaymin is the Gratitude Pokemon.

Caught Raikou, and....

A SHINY GOLBAT!!!

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Written By: Step-chan on 04/26/10 at 12:41 pm


Hey, Shaymin is the Gratitude Pokemon.

Caught Raikou, and....

A SHINY GOLBAT!!!


That's good.  :)

I've went through Route 21 and part of route 20. I'm at the Seafoam islands, wasn't sure which way to go, so I saved and stopped.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/26/10 at 1:05 pm


That's good.  :)

I've went through Route 21 and part of route 20. I'm at the Seafoam islands, wasn't sure which way to go, so I saved and stopped.


I haven't gotten far in Kanto, I've only beaten Janine, Sabrina, and Surge. I'm not sure what to do now that the Team Rocket dude ran from Cerulean Gym, so I just decided to work on my Pokedex. I recently added Aggron, Vileplume, Jumpluff, Parasect, Wailord, and several other evolutions to the Dex through EXP Share training and evolution stones.

Lass Dana gave me a Thunderstone a while back! I plan to use Ditto to breed Eevee from my Espeon, then evolve it into Jolteon. Quick question: do you know how Hoenn/Sinnoh Sound works? I know you use them to find Hoenn/Sinnoh Pokemon, but I'm not sure how. I did find a Mawile in Kanto.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/26/10 at 2:56 pm


I haven't gotten far in Kanto, I've only beaten Janine, Sabrina, and Surge. I'm not sure what to do now that the Team Rocket dude ran from Cerulean Gym, so I just decided to work on my Pokedex. I recently added Aggron, Vileplume, Jumpluff, Parasect, Wailord, and several other evolutions to the Dex through EXP Share training and evolution stones.

Lass Dana gave me a Thunderstone a while back! I plan to use Ditto to breed Eevee from my Espeon, then evolve it into Jolteon. Quick question: do you know how Hoenn/Sinnoh Sound works? I know you use them to find Hoenn/Sinnoh Pokemon, but I'm not sure how. I did find a Mawile in Kanto.


I haven't used those stations(only used the audio to fight and catch Snorlax), are they already available after you get the Expn. card?

If so, I've missed out on some catches, but I'll test it after I get through the next gym.

I figured out that you don't have to go down any floors at Seafoam, went and cleared route 20 and 19, have saved at Cinnabar gym.

Spoilers:







The Team Rocket guy is on route 24(The route north of Cerulean city). Fight him, he'll tell you where he hid the part.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/26/10 at 3:25 pm

http://www.serebii.net/heartgoldsoulsilver/hoennsinnoh.shtml

Here ya go.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/26/10 at 5:30 pm


http://www.serebii.net/heartgoldsoulsilver/hoennsinnoh.shtml

Here ya go.


Thanks, that helped out a lot. Now I can catch Carnivine and Bronzor on Thursdays. (I have only 1 DS, but I have tons of GBA cartridges, so Sinnoh Pokemon will be tough. Sometime, when the price goes down and I have 2 DSes, I'll probably get Diamond, Platinum, and HeartGold so I can complete the Dex and do
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!




A BARREL ROLL! Just kidding, the Rayquaza sidequest in HG/SS.)

PS: Ever wonder what happens when you go crazy on downloading? This happens:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvent2sThmY

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Written By: Step-chan on 04/26/10 at 6:10 pm

No problem. ;)

I've beaten all of the Kanto leaders and have Rock Climb. I'll be going to all the places that have Rock Climb in Kanto, catch what legendaries are available and go back to Johto. I need to breed a Pichu to get a Thunderstone.

Also need to get any available gym leader's numbers that I can throughout the week and do the bug contests, to see if I can some extra stones.(I need a Water Stone to solve an Unown puzzle, but I'm afraid it'll be used when I do, I need an extra in case I'll train a Vaporeon or Starmie in Soulsilver)


Oh, speaking of Soulsilver, I didn't think of the possibility of training the Squirtle line, so I'll put that in place of the Marill line.

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Written By: Step-chan on 04/27/10 at 1:55 pm

I have caught most of the legendaries and have gotten some more of the gym leaders numbers.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/27/10 at 5:54 pm

I met Steven, and now I can go hunt Latios. I'm aiming to beat Brock tonight.

Quick stupid question: in the anime, is Pikachu really in love with Buneary? There's so many cheesy AMVs of it that it makes me wonder if it was really that important in the show. Still, it's not as heartbreaking as the death of Pikachu's ketchup bottle.

I caught Snorlax and I'm making my way to Diglett's Cave.

Edit: Brock has been defeated, and Blaziken now has the moveset I wanted. On to Cinnibar Island.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/27/10 at 6:46 pm


I met Steven, and now I can go hunt Latios. I'm aiming to beat Brock tonight.

Quick stupid question: in the anime, is Pikachu really in love with Buneary? There's so many cheesy AMVs of it that it makes me wonder if it was really that important in the show. Still, it's not as heartbreaking as the death of Pikachu's ketchup bottle.

I caught Snorlax and I'm making my way to Diglett's Cave.

Edit: Brock has been defeated, and Blaziken now has the moveset I wanted. On to Cinnibar Island.


You can get Lati pre-Red? (Looks it up.....) Oh..... no wonder, I didn't have the 2nd book until today, I knew I was forgetting something.

Pikachu isn't, as far as I know, but I read that the Buneary is smitten with Pikachu.

http://www.trsrockin.com/tr_all.html

I figured I post this link, has Pokemon(and Pokemon fakes) related stuff. It got me to look for the Mad magazine parody I have. I found it, although it's showing it's age.(I would send it to them if I had a way to scan the pages)

I've gotten the numbers of:

Brock
Misty
Blaine
Whitney
Morty
Jasmine
Chuck(easiest number to get in the game)
Bugsy

I think that's all the numbers I have so far. I've battled Blaine for abit and got my Politoed up to 70. I'll battle Morty later tonight to help level Tyrranitar.

Edit: I also had a nasty surprise in the bug catching contest today, all of them are at higher levels. My Butterfree got knocked out because of that. First time I lost and for a dumb reason at that.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/27/10 at 6:51 pm

I'm trying to catch Ho-oh now. And thanks for the info on Pikachu X Buneary.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/27/10 at 6:52 pm

No problem. You helped me out as well, I forgot about the fanclub sidequest.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/28/10 at 8:13 pm

I caught Ho-Oh and I was fighting Blue/Gary, but I had to leave for church, so it's on standby. I'll beat him tonight, then try the E4 rematch tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/28/10 at 8:14 pm

I've fought along side the rival in the double battle at Dragon's Den.

Will be training my Crobat up abit shortly.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 04/29/10 at 1:04 pm

After I type out a Performing Arts paper for school, I'm gonna try out the Sinnoh Sound radio show, since it is on today.

Edit: I've found some Sinnoh Pokemon, but not just through Sinnoh Sound. Bidoof, Starly, Kricketot, Shinx (evolved into Luxray), Budew, Carnivine, Chatot, Bronzor (evolved into Bronzong), and Chingling. I plan to catch more. I looked in the Pokedex book at Wal-Mart and found out I can catch virtually any Sinnoh Pokemon in SoulSilver through Sinnoh Sound, Pokewalker, and Safari Zone except the fossils, legendaries, and a few others.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/29/10 at 10:44 pm

I caught a Volbeat(and Kricketune, but I released it for Volbeat) at the Bug Catching contest today.

It turns out that you do get different element stones as 1st prize, but only after you get the national dex. I won a leaf stone.(Why couldn't they give you at least some of the others like that one pre-national? Sun Stones are nice, but they only evolve two Pokemon at the moment)

I forgot to mention that I caught Latias, used the Master Ball though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/30/10 at 5:28 pm

Got both Lugia and Mewtwo, one to go.

Now I'm doing some leveling for my main team.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 04/30/10 at 10:56 pm

Ranfan the Tyrranitar is at level 84(Rare candies rule, too bad I'm out). Level 84 is what I'm leveling for the mystery trainer. I looked up his roster and saw what one of his Pokemon is carrying.... Oh joy.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/01/10 at 1:50 pm

I beat the Elite 4 again after getting 26 badges. Actually, I used a Level 98 Dragonite I imported, and used EXP Share to fully evolve Shinx (I had him evolved earlier, but I forgot to save before I fought and KOed Moltres.), Ledyba, and Surskit. I also evolved Bidoof, Buizel, Roselia, Clefairy, and Exeggcute. Yeah, I've mainly been working on the Dex. I plan to beat the mystery trainer on Mt. Silver sometime soon, then go after Groudon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/01/10 at 10:18 pm

I'm about to level my Meganium up here pretty quick.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/02/10 at 12:06 pm

Mainly working on evolving for my Pokedex and Pal Park importing.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/02/10 at 7:40 pm

Have 14 of the leader's numbers now. Will get Falkner's tommorrow.

Mr. Magoo the Magcargo finally knows Earth Power, watch out electric types!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/03/10 at 4:27 pm

Still working on my Dex, I will have Rhydon within a few minutes. Shame I only have 1 DS or this would go a heck of a lot faster.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/03/10 at 7:21 pm

I'm still in the middle of the leveling process.

Half of my team is at 84 now and my Ambipom is at 71, the level I was aiming for Pickup ability wise. My Phanpy is still in the daycare and 10 levels away from what I want her to be(51, Pickup ability wise)

Ariados is the biggest problem when it comes to leveling, now many good options for it trainer wise. The best gym leader(Erika) is at a rough time of the day in availability.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/03/10 at 7:36 pm


I'm still in the middle of the leveling process.

Half of my team is at 84 now and my Ambipom is at 71, the level I was aiming for Pickup ability wise. My Phanpy is still in the daycare and 10 levels away from what I want her to be(51, Pickup ability wise)

Ariados is the biggest problem when it comes to leveling, now many good options for it trainer wise. The best gym leader(Erika) is at a rough time of the day in availability.


This team will be very interesting, I must say. Ambipom is just for Pickup, right? Good choice for it. Remember, at Level 100 you can get Earthquake TMs.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/03/10 at 8:56 pm


This team will be very interesting, I must say. Ambipom is just for Pickup, right? Good choice for it. Remember, at Level 100 you can get Earthquake TMs.


Yeah, Ambipom and Phanpy are both for Pickup. Ambipom mainly for Grass Knot and Phanpy for Fling.(The lowest levels for those two TMs to be picked up) I hoping for a Grass Knot or two, mainly to teach Meganium.

It's actually 91 at the lowest for Earthquake TMs, since it goes by 10 level intervals.(I have level 91s for that)

The level 84s are Tyrranitar, Politoed and Magcargo at the moment, I'm thinking of leveling Meganium here shortly.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/05/10 at 10:44 am

Meganium is at level 80 at the moment. Ariados at 68 and Crobat at 70.

Will work on Ariados pretty, since there is a decent trainer on route 12 that I can fight. Fisherman with Goldeen and Qwilfish lines are a good stable fight for Ariados and other Bug/Poison types.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/05/10 at 11:32 am


Meganium is at level 80 at the moment. Ariados at 68 and Crobat at 70.

Will work on Ariados pretty, since there is a decent trainer on route 12 that I can fight. Fisherman with Goldeen and Qwilfish lines are a good stable fight for Ariados and other Bug/Poison types.


Goldeen, Seaking, and Quilfish are great for Attack EVs. That's what I used on Blaziken. I've restarted Emerald (it was horribly glitched) and I just lost to Roxanne. Nosepass is one tough customer.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/05/10 at 12:17 pm


Goldeen, Seaking, and Quilfish are great for Attack EVs. That's what I used on Blaziken. I've restarted Emerald (it was horribly glitched) and I just lost to Roxanne. Nosepass is one tough customer.


Yep, which is why my Ariados is over 210 in attack, he might be my second highest in atk power now.(I won't know for sure until my Crobat is at 84)

Plus a bonus for Ariados and Beedril is that since they are part poison type, they can't be affected by Qwilfish's Poison Point ability.(Which is what I imagine they have on the AI trainers ones)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/05/10 at 10:18 pm

Hare the Ariados is at level 84.

Two to go, Crobat is next.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/06/10 at 8:54 am


Hare the Ariados is at level 84.

Two to go, Crobat is next.


Congrats, I plan to get a Crobat too. A Shiny one. BTW, ever went to the trade boards on GameFAQS? Some people are giving legendaries for shinies. That's pretty good if you have a duplicate legendaries that are gathering dust.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/06/10 at 3:06 pm


Congrats, I plan to get a Crobat too. A Shiny one. BTW, ever went to the trade boards on GameFAQS? Some people are giving legendaries for shinies. That's pretty good if you have a duplicate legendaries that are gathering dust.


I'm registered at Gamefaqs.(Same username, minus the hyphen) I'm also the Offical Flareon on the Pokemon B/W boards.

But I've never been on the trade boards, mainly because I don't have wifi. Although it would be tempting(depends on what they're looking for, I have three of each legendary Kanto bird now) if I did.

The whole team is now at level 84, I'll be posting their stats in alittle bit.(Which will take less work than the first time) I'm going to see what I can get from Ambipom's pickup ability for short period of time.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/06/10 at 5:01 pm


I'm registered at Gamefaqs.(Same username, minus the hyphen) I'm also the Offical Flareon on the Pokemon B/W boards.

But I've never been on the trade boards, mainly because I don't have wifi. Although it would be tempting(depends on what they're looking for, I have three of each legendary Kanto bird now) if I did.

The whole team is now at level 84, I'll be posting their stats in alittle bit.(Which will take less work than the first time) I'm going to see what I can get from Ambipom's pickup ability for short period of time.




Congrats on the team. I've been looking for Sinnoh Pokemon in the Safari Zone, as well as some other Pokemon I don't have. Today I've caught Remoraid in an outbreak and Kingler, Muk, Smeargle, and Skorupi in the Safari Zone.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/06/10 at 10:11 pm

Level 84 team:

Marisa- Meganium(girl) Type: Grass
Nature: Bashful(No change to stats)
Characteristic: Sturdy Body (High Defense IV)
Ability: Overgrow(Ups Grass attacks in a pinch)
HP: 246 ATK: 178 DEF: 215
SP. ATK: 176 SP. DEF: 189 SPEED: 187

Moves: Petal Dance/Magical Leaf/Hidden Power(Electric)/Strength

Held item: Choice specs.

Faris- Politoed(girl) Type: Water
Nature: Hardy(No change to stats)
Characteristic: Often dozes off(High Hit Point IV)
Ability: Damp(Prevents foes from self destructing)
HP: 273 ATK: 162 DEF: 165
SP. ATK: 182 SP. DEF: 191 SPEED: 160

Moves: Surf/Psychic/Ice Beam/Waterfall

Held item: Mystic Water

Il Palazzo- Crobat(boy) Type: Poison/Flying
Nature: Sassy(Special Defense up, Speed down)
Characteristic: Capable of taking hits(High Defense IV)
Ability: Inner Focus(Prevents flinching)
HP: 248 ATK: 206 DEF: 181
SP. ATK: 142 SP. DEF: 168 SPEED: 240

Moves: Fly/Aerial Ace/Cross Poison/Bite

Held item: Sharp Beak

Hare- Ariados(boy) Type: Bug/Poison
Nature: Careful(Special defense up, Special Attack down)
Characteristic: Capable of taking hits(High Defense IV)
Ability: Insomnia(Can't be affected by Sleep status)
HP: 250 ATK: 213 DEF: 155
SP. ATK: 127 SP. DEF: 144 SPEED: 100

Moves: Poison Jab/Bug Bite/Shadow Sneak/Return

Held item: Poison Barb

Mr. Magoo- Magcargo(boy) Type: Fire/Rock
Nature: Hardy(No change to stats)
Characteristic: Good Perseverance(High Special Defense IV)
Ability: Flame Body(May burn opponent on contact)
HP: 206 ATK: 99 DEF: 236
SP. ATK: 192 SP. DEF: 165 SPEED: 86

Moves: Rock Smash/Ancient Power/Earth Power/Flamethrower

Held item: Quick Claw

Ranfan- Tyrranitar(girl) Type: Rock/Dark
Nature: Careful(Special Defense up, Special Attack down)
Characteristic: Scatters things often(High Hit Point IV)
Ability: Sand Stream(Summons a sandstorm in battle)
HP: 291 ATK: 255 DEF: 201
SP. ATK: 179 SP. DEF: 203 SPEED: 167

Moves: Rock Slide/Rock Climb/Crunch/Brick Break

Held item: Black Belt

Next stop: Mt. Silver!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/07/10 at 11:10 pm

I've defeated Red.

I'm actually surprised that my Ariados was able to survive his Blastoise's attacks.(with over half his HP at that)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/07/10 at 11:38 pm

Just caught Kyogre. After trying Heavy Balls and a Dusk Ball, I threw a Level Ball and caught it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/08/10 at 4:30 pm


Just caught Kyogre. After trying Heavy Balls and a Dusk Ball, I threw a Level Ball and caught it.


Where do you get Level Balls?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/08/10 at 5:10 pm


Where do you get Level Balls?


They're made from Red Apricorns.

I like them because they're more powerful versions of Nest Balls. Very good for when you're in Kanto dealing with low level Pokemon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/08/10 at 7:10 pm

They've showed silhouettes of the 5th gen starters for B/W.

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml

There should be pics leaked next week.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/08/10 at 7:47 pm


They've showed silhouettes of the 5th gen starters for B/W.

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml

There should be pics leaked next week.


I'm guessing the one with the maple-leaf tail is the Grass type?

BTW, ever seen the Pikachu Haruhi dance? That's right, Pika Pika Yukai.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU0w1M-njrU

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/08/10 at 9:53 pm

That's what alot of guessing... I kinda find the outlines they've shown to be kinda funny at the moment.

I've never seen the Pikachu one before, but I have seen one using Mega man characters and 8bit music.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/09/10 at 7:40 am


That's what alot of guessing... I kinda find the outlines they've shown to be kinda funny at the moment.

I've never seen the Pikachu one before, but I have seen one using Mega man characters and 8bit music.


I've seen the original, Pikachu, Smash Bros., and Fire Emblem ones. Yeah, those outlines are very suspicious... could we have our first non-Fire/Water/Grass starter?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/09/10 at 5:14 pm

Don't know... I know some people have been wanting a different starter triangle type for awhile, a common brought up one is Psychic/Dark/Fighting. Some people oppose it though, due to one having an immunity in the triangle.

I don't mind whether they stick to the traditional one or make a new one.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/09/10 at 7:56 pm


Don't know... I know some people have been wanting a different starter triangle type for awhile, a common brought up one is Psychic/Dark/Fighting. Some people oppose it though, due to one having an immunity in the triangle.

I don't mind whether they stick to the traditional one or make a new one.


I'd like to see an Electric starter.

Anyways, I'm mainly working on the Dex.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/09/10 at 8:15 pm

They could do that... You never know.

I've now beaten the Elite 4 in the rematch, which means I have officially done all of the main things in the game.

Thanks to DJ Blaze and Gohanzo1(who told me over the phone) for their picks. Definetly made things interesting(and alittle challenging at times).

:)

I'll mainly be doing odds and ends in the game now, part of what will be done will be based on what full team I plan for Soulsilver.

I'll be weighing those decisions here tonight in my next posts for most if not all of them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/09/10 at 9:01 pm

You're welcome. Magcargo wasn't too bad of a choice, I guess.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/09/10 at 10:05 pm


You're welcome. Magcargo wasn't too bad of a choice, I guess.


It wasn't, although it's first form was pretty rough to level.

My nephew's actual choices at first were Ledyba line and Ekans line. I had to inform him that those were in Soulsilver not Heartgold(although I forgot about Ekans being available at the game corner at the time), so he picked the first bug in Heartgold(Spinarak line) and Zubat line.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/10/10 at 3:50 pm


It wasn't, although it's first form was pretty rough to level.

My nephew's actual choices at first were Ledyba line and Ekans line. I had to inform him that those were in Soulsilver not Heartgold(although I forgot about Ekans being available at the game corner at the time), so he picked the first bug in Heartgold(Spinarak line) and Zubat line.


Besides its weak first form, Magcargo is doubly weak to both Ground and Water. Luckily the Elite 4 don't specialize in those.

I just caught.... not Groudon... not even Suicune.... but instead.... a cold. This will probably hamper my gaming for a while, though I'm saved at Suicune right now.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/10/10 at 4:15 pm

That being the only real folly of being a Fire/Rock type. I had a quick claw on Magcargo when fighting against Red.(Magcargo was the lead)

Soulsilver team so far:

Chikorita line
Mareep line
Vulpix line(Which means I'm going to send over a Stantler with Energy Ball to pass on to a Vulpix)

Still deciding on:

Water: Vapereon/Starmie/Blastoise/Mantine/Lanturn/Gastrodon to pick from
Psychic: Espeon or Jynx
Final slot: Miltank/Gliscor/Sudowoodo/Noctowl/Hitmonchan/Heracross/Xatu to pick from

I've got a Farfetch'd leveled up to 35 to send to Soulsilver. I'm about to level a Stantler up to 27 and do a trade for an Energy Ball TM.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/10/10 at 4:58 pm

Stantler is at 27, next will be trading(I wish they had an Energy Ball TM ingame to find).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/10/10 at 10:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSCAmS9LgHo

Figure I'd post this.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/11/10 at 10:42 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSCAmS9LgHo

Figure I'd post this.


OMG. LMAO at Caramelldansen Garchomp.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/11/10 at 6:10 pm

That is kinda of funny, I also find it funny that a Milotic is dancing too. Mainly because Milotic don't have any arms or legs.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/11/10 at 7:05 pm


That is kinda of funny, I also find it funny that a Milotic is dancing too. Mainly because Milotic don't have any arms or legs.


Yeah, that was pretty funny. Speaking of Milotic, you can get Feebas on Pokewalker, then use Daisy's massages to raise its beauty and evolve it.

I've been watching Pokemon Advanced on YouTube. Wow, Relicanth in episode 2?! I personally think the Pokemon anime got stale at Diamond and Pearl. Original and Advanced were probably my faves. My fave Pokemon from the anime were Ash's Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard, Misty's Psyduck, Brock's Geodude, Mudkip/Marshtomp, and Crobat, and May's Torchic/Combusken/Blaziken.I love it when they stay faithful to the games, like when Brock's Golbat evolves into Crobat when he saves it from a pile of rocks he was buried in. At least that's what I remember. That showed the trust and friendship between them, and Crobat is a friendship evolution.

And just for fun, here's Piplup telling Blaziken an infamous joke: WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS MICROSOFT SAM.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0SjQLNFtGE

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/11/10 at 9:46 pm

The speakonia type dialogue, I always find that funny. I remember someone on Youtube did a rap to that starring Curly Brace from Cave Story, it's not on there now(The user's account was banned), it was pretty vulgar too.

I know about the Beauty massage, too bad it doesn't exist in D/P/Pt, making Poffin is a major pain. I had to save and reset if I screwed up. The Pokewalker I do intend to use when playing Soulsilver.

And speaking of Soulsilver:

Planned team:

Chikorita line
Mareep line
Vulpix line
Staryu line
Espeon
Miltank

People have been waiting for the Corocoro scans to be leaked, since it's suppose to show the pics of the 5th gen starters.(They've yet to be shown)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/12/10 at 10:24 am

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml

The pics of the starters are up on Serebii.

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

The playable characters were shown as well.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/12/10 at 12:52 pm

http://pokebeach.com/news/0510/corocoro-pokemon-black-white-starters-2.jpg

Here's a better picture of the player characters.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/12/10 at 9:38 pm

The starters look very original. A Fire pig?! Wow, I wouldn't have thought of it... how much you wanna bet it's a dual-type with Fighting? LOL.

I've done some more Action Replay work on Pearl. Did you know with the proper code, you can use Eggs in battle? They appear as the Pokemon they will hatch into. I never knew an Egg could faint....

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/12/10 at 10:33 pm

I've seen a predicition for Fire/Dark.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/13/10 at 9:49 am


I've seen a predicition for Fire/Dark.


Interesting... like Houndoom.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/13/10 at 12:03 pm

That's the only Fire/Dark type family so far, isn't it?

Edit: fixed it up.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/13/10 at 3:59 pm


That's the only Fire/Dark type family so far, isn't it?

Edit: fixed it up.


I think so. I wanna see some new and unthinkable type combos in Black/White. How about Fire/Water?

I beat Palmer in Pearl today using all three Regi Pokemon. I got very lucky. Dragonite fell to Regice's Ice Beam, and so did Rhyperior with a critical hit. Milotic gave me trouble, but thankfully Regice knew Thunderbolt.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/13/10 at 10:37 pm


I think so. I wanna see some new and unthinkable type combos in Black/White. How about Fire/Water?

I beat Palmer in Pearl today using all three Regi Pokemon. I got very lucky. Dragonite fell to Regice's Ice Beam, and so did Rhyperior with a critical hit. Milotic gave me trouble, but thankfully Regice knew Thunderbolt.


Cool, I've never had the patience for the Battle Tower. :)

Someone on Gamefaqs beat him using Glaceon and Hail+Blizzard(Glaceon's ability is Snow Cloak, help him out).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/14/10 at 10:13 am


Cool, I've never had the patience for the Battle Tower. :)

Someone on Gamefaqs beat him using Glaceon and Hail+Blizzard(Glaceon's ability is Snow Cloak, help him out).


Glaceon! That's a Pokemon I'd never thought of using. For me, Battle Tower is the ultimate test. I have a lot of fun just using my Action Replay. Wild Pokemon Modifier + Infinite Rare Candies + Instant Max EV codes = Lots of teams for the Battle Tower. Yes, Pearl is my uber-ARed game, while SoulSilver is my legit game.

Edit: If you have an Action Replay, here's a sweet code for the 99% legit Arceus I made using Pokesav! The only ill legit thing about it is that it says "apparently" met instead of just met. Special sweeper with Petaya Berry, caught in a Timer Ball, decent IVs, max Special Attack and Speed EVs, Bashful nature (hey, it was my first try), and cured Pokerus. Moves are Judgement, Flamethrower, Thunder, and Ice Beam. Note: This code is for Pearl, though it may work with Diamond. (Not sure about Platinum.)

94000130 FCFF0000 B21C4D28 00000000 B0000004 00000000 E0000304 000000EC 657CC6AF 4AD90000 E5C01205 D5D795C5 200BE7D0 BE6EAAFB C8762DEE 4A176CF9 36B3A3C8 6310F436 3CE1C065 F7069516 59F7C46B AE2786D6 22C77838 69998C4F 7BDD5C95 6926E0E9 6DA16006 CB5A0575 D140BC97 72320A6B 09C9098D 7DFEA17F 35B5F82A 69A71BCA 109FEF99 EDB7DA8A 1DF5D99D 4E920132 279FDE9A 1C9CE8E5 6906E2ED DF387EA3 F1EF5504 2EC83961 FD1B6C81 355F37D6 2D0ABA40 E9C5DEE7 D42DFDA8 E58600E4 88B1D147 F6E237CE 7AA78A37 3E2DFBC9 8E2AB3EF 8FD7EE40 9FD5F3DC B901C451 AD765462 79537368 D6013C21 460C8429 64C79579 2A59AF93 5BE7EA4E 58EA2A61 32047810 00000000 D2000000 00000000

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/14/10 at 6:37 pm

I don't own an AR, never really worried about it.(Although I have used cheats in gens 1-3)

Glaceon is another I've never actually train, but I do have a couple of them.(one on Pearl which I named Nakoruru and another on Platinum just for dex purposes)

Eeveelution wise I've trained these:

Flareon
Vaporeon
Espeon
Leafeon

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/14/10 at 6:41 pm


I don't own an AR, never really worried about it.(Although I have used cheats in gens 1-3)

Glaceon is another I've never actually train, but I do have a couple of them.(one on Pearl which I named Nakoruru and another on Platinum just for dex purposes)

Eeveelution wise I've trained these:

Flareon
Vaporeon
Espeon
Leafeon


OK. Espeon is pretty much the only Eeveelution I've trained. Great special sweeper.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/14/10 at 6:54 pm

Jolteon is the fastest in sweeping(base 130 speed)
Espeon is the second fastest(base 110 speed)
Leafeon is the third(base 95 speed)
The other four all have a base stat of 65 speed.

I've never really cared for Jolteon(it's cool looking though).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/14/10 at 7:31 pm


Jolteon is the fastest in sweeping(base 130 speed)
Espeon is the second fastest(base 110 speed)
Leafeon is the third(base 95 speed)
The other four all have a base stat of 65 speed.

I've never really cared for Jolteon(it's cool looking though).


Jolteon is very cool-looking. The thing about Electric-types is that they usually only learn Electric-type moves, which heavily limits sweeping for them. Jolteon can learn Shadow Ball, and Ampharos can learn Signal Beam, and Electevire can learn Flamethrower, and Magnezone can learn Flash Cannon, and.... hey, I disproved myself!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/14/10 at 7:46 pm

I wish Ampharos could learn Flash Cannon.(I checked) At least it can learn Power Gem.

Eeveelutions are somewhat limited in their movepools as well. I would love for Espeon to learn some special based fighting moves(It does get Signal Beam from a move tutors though) and Flareon to get some strong physical fire attacks(and priority one moves).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/14/10 at 9:35 pm


I wish Ampharos could learn Flash Cannon.(I checked) At least it can learn Power Gem.

Eeveelutions are somewhat limited in their movepools as well. I would love for Espeon to learn some special based fighting moves(It does get Signal Beam from a move tutors though) and Flareon to get some strong physical fire attacks(and priority one moves).


Espeon gets Signal Beam? I forgot. Now I can handle Grass and Dark types.

I completely forgot Emerald. I stopped playing it long ago.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/15/10 at 1:17 am

In HG/SS you can get with Battle Points from the battle tower for Espeon.(The only other way to deal with Dark types is hidden power Fighting type)

Something that surprised me is that Meganium can get Outrage from a move tutor.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/15/10 at 8:20 am


In HG/SS you can get with Battle Points from the battle tower for Espeon.(The only other way to deal with Dark types is hidden power Fighting type)

Something that surprised me is that Meganium can get Outrage from a move tutor.


Seriously? Meganium Outrage? WOW.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/15/10 at 5:43 pm

It's tempting to get too...

Although the only way that would happen early is if I traded to Platinum and go to the move tutor.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/15/10 at 8:11 pm


It's tempting to get too...

Although the only way that would happen early is if I traded to Platinum and go to the move tutor.


Yeah, that sucks.

Ever heard of the Mystery Zone? It's anywhere beyond the boundaries of the game. You can only access it through the Walk Through Walls AR code. You can't open any menus there, and all it is is a dark void. (Although a friend told me it rained once and he found Tentacool there.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/15/10 at 9:45 pm

I think there is a way to enter it through a glitch, although it's really tricky to do so.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/16/10 at 8:33 am


I think there is a way to enter it through a glitch, although it's really tricky to do so.


I heard you can reach it by using Surf in one of the Elite 4 rooms. From there you can reach Newmoon Island and Flower Paradise. I also heard the glitch was fixed in the US version. I also herd u liek mudkipz.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/16/10 at 4:53 pm

Which is shame, because I've been wanting a Shaymin.

And yes, I did pick Mudkip when I talked to Hoenn Champion Steven in Kanto.(Once it was available)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/16/10 at 4:59 pm


Which is shame, because I've been wanting a Shaymin.

And yes, I did pick Mudkip when I talked to Hoenn Champion Steven in Kanto.(Once it was available)


Shaymin is pretty decent, though I don't know what its Sky Forme is like since I haven't played Platinum. Wait, Sky Forme means it's Grass/Flying, right? Another 4x Ice weakness. I knew it. Everyone lieks mudkipz.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/16/10 at 5:12 pm

Interestingly enough, Sky forme is in the Uber tier, although it's standard form is OU. Heck, Wobbuffet is in Ubers as well, mainly due to gimmick(yet effective) setup.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/16/10 at 6:03 pm


Interestingly enough, Sky forme is in the Uber tier, although it's standard form is OU. Heck, Wobbuffet is in Ubers as well, mainly due to gimmick(yet effective) setup.


Sky Forme is uber? Wow. That's better than Rotom. Rotom is in my opinion the weakest legendary.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/16/10 at 8:41 pm

Rotom can breed though...

Well, Manaphy can too... but the baby doesn't evolve into it, yet... I wonder if they'll introduce a specific way to evolve Phione.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/16/10 at 9:04 pm


Rotom can breed though...

Well, Manaphy can too... but the baby doesn't evolve into it, yet... I wonder if they'll introduce a specific way to evolve Phione.


Rotom can breed?! Sorry for the newb realization.

I've watched a gameplay vid of Black/White... UBER. I have to get Black or White the day it comes out. PIGNITION FTW!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/17/10 at 11:46 am

You said you wanted a Shaymin? If we both had WiFi, I could trade you one. I have several legit Shaymins thanks to the Rebattle Shaymin code. For now, here's 2 Shaymin plushies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjwKrbVbW-A&feature=related

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/17/10 at 12:15 pm

It's a shame I don't.(I don't know how well this old hardware could handle it either)

You've seen the nicknames that have been posted for the starters I see. So far the fire and grass ones appeal to me the most, the water starter puzzles me alittle, but I'll wait to see what it evolves into before first to truly decide.


Rotom can breed?! Sorry for the newb realization.

I've watched a gameplay vid of Black/White... UBER. I have to get Black or White the day it comes out. PIGNITION FTW!


Yep, it's part of the family that ghost types belong to(Along with some other types).

None of it's base stats are at 100 before changing forms, but man.... it gains over 70(maybe 80) points base stat total wise when going into it's different forms.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/17/10 at 1:27 pm


You've seen the nicknames that have been posted for the starters I see. So far the fire and grass ones appeal to me the most, the water starter puzzles me alittle, but I'll wait to see what it evolves into before first to truly decide.


Mijimaru/Wotter/Derpderp does kinda puzzle me. I'll end up picking Pokabu/Pignition/Baykon anyway.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/17/10 at 11:02 pm

People are attempting a new meme flood with "Smugleaf" as they call 'em.

:D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/18/10 at 1:32 pm


People are attempting a new meme flood with "Smugleaf" as they call 'em.

:D


so i herd u liek smuglief? Possibly.

The best Pokemon-related memes in my opinion are "mudkipz" and "Aim for the horn!". Oh yeah, and "Finish it off with False Swipe!".

I plan to go back to SoulSilver soon, because I'm dying to make some new teams for the Battle Frontier. I've got plenty of Pokemon at my fingertips. Now I just need some more TMs.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/18/10 at 5:42 pm

It's not quite like that, mostly this one site where you can put captions on a picture of it. They even have a Jamaica style image of it. None of them are likely to stick at the moment though. Some are amusing and some are obscene.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/18/10 at 6:03 pm


It's not quite like that, mostly this one site where you can put captions on a picture of it. They even have a Jamaica style image of it. None of them are likely to stick at the moment though. Some are amusing and some are obscene.


Hmm, captions on the pic... like Lolcats. Have you seen the YT clip of Black/White where Raikou battles a Zoroark disguised as an Entei? And why are they using the legendary dogs in this?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/18/10 at 6:21 pm

I've seen it. As for why... all I know is that it's an event involving both.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/18/10 at 6:30 pm


I've seen it. As for why... all I know is that it's an event involving both.


Interesting.... an event for Pokemon we've had 3 chances to get. (Colosseum, FRLG, HGSS)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/18/10 at 8:46 pm

From what I've read.... It's shiny versions that you get in an event. In Japan, I think it's at the newest movie.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/18/10 at 8:54 pm


From what I've read.... It's shiny versions that you get in an event. In Japan, I think it's at the newest movie.


SHINIES?! OK, Japan tortures us with more legit shinies. If only Phantom Ruler Zoroark made it to theaters in America instead of just Cartoon Network.

I just heard someone on GameFAQs say that Mijimaru is moe... WHAT?! Mijimaru doesn't have glasses or a maid costume or anything fetishy like that... yeah, I ripped that line from Haruhi. When I get a job and an eBay account, I'm going to boost my collection of Pokemon figures and plushies, and maybe even get some of the Japanese games. Ever seen vids of the Pokecenter store in New York or Osaka? They sell pretty much everything Pokemon. The games, cards, exclusive plushies, and even candy/snacks. Speaking of which, I remember eating Pokemon cereal, Pokemon Pop-Tarts (got 3 exclusive figures from them too: Chansey, Charmander, and Poliwrath), and Gengar popsicles. And for some reason, Pokecenter once had a table with a HUUUUUGE pile of stuffed Shaymins. Yeah, I'm going overboard in this post. Just felt like sharing my thoughts. Another awesome thing about the Pokecenter stores: they play the Pokemon Center BGM 24/7.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/18/10 at 11:06 pm

Well, who knows how we'll get them here.(I never thought I would get Jirachi until you told me about the event)

I've seen and posted on that thread... The things they were saying made me think of TVtropes, a site that mentions different tropes/idioms used in TV, video games, cartoons, etc.

I've seen vids of the store(New York one I think). BGM from the Pokemon Center, that's better than the music they've been playing where I work at.(I'm tired of hearing the song that some girl sings about a battlefield. That song's like walking through a mine field, only scarier)

Pokemon is also on TVtropes, I'll copy a few of the things down and post them here real quick.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/18/10 at 11:30 pm

Here's a couple of my favs from tvtropes:

Character Select Forcing: Charmander is almost useless against Brock and Misty, leading many players to prefer Squirtle or Bulbasaur instead.

In Yellow, Pikachu is literally this, as you can't pick any other starter (you get the 3 later on though). Thankfully, while he's dead weight against Brock, you have many options to choose from to beat him, including Mankey trained to get Low Kick, or Butterfree to get Confusion which preys on his Pokémon's low Special stats.

However, in the Generation 1 remakes FireRed and LeafGreen, Charmander learns the Steel-type move Metal Claw relatively early - which is super-effective against Brock's Pokémon. Alternatively, a player could catch a Fighting-type Mankey to take out Brock and an Electric-type Pikachu to make handling Misty significantly easier.
In fact, the game makes it a point to avoid Character Select Forcing after the first generation. The first generation is ridiculously broken compared to the later ones.

Well, after the second generation. Chikorita gets wrecked by the first two gyms in G/S/C, and there is not one gym in Johto that Grass is super effective against. Unlike Charmander in FR/LG, they didn't give Chikorita anything to deal with the first gym in HG/SS, but then again, that's because there's really nothing it might be able to learn that they could give to it so early to combat flying types (it can eventually be Ancientpower far later into the game though).

Disc One Nuke*
The Pickup ability in Ruby/Sapphire. It's available on Zigzagoon, one of the Com Mons available right from the beginning, and gives you a 10% chance to get a free item after battle. This could be anything from a basic healing item (though one better than you can get in the first part of the game, making battles much easier) to a stat-boosting item or a Rare Candy. A little luck and you could easily blow through much of the game. Later releases better balanced the ability, making it less broken in the early stages of the game but more valuable later on than in Ruby/Sapphire.

*This one is a very long one, so I just posted the beginning.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/19/10 at 3:17 pm


Here's a couple of my favs from tvtropes:

Character Select Forcing: Charmander is almost useless against Brock and Misty, leading many players to prefer Squirtle or Bulbasaur instead.

In Yellow, Pikachu is literally this, as you can't pick any other starter (you get the 3 later on though). Thankfully, while he's dead weight against Brock, you have many options to choose from to beat him, including Mankey trained to get Low Kick, or Butterfree to get Confusion which preys on his Pokémon's low Special stats.

However, in the Generation 1 remakes FireRed and LeafGreen, Charmander learns the Steel-type move Metal Claw relatively early - which is super-effective against Brock's Pokémon. Alternatively, a player could catch a Fighting-type Mankey to take out Brock and an Electric-type Pikachu to make handling Misty significantly easier.
In fact, the game makes it a point to avoid Character Select Forcing after the first generation. The first generation is ridiculously broken compared to the later ones.

Well, after the second generation. Chikorita gets wrecked by the first two gyms in G/S/C, and there is not one gym in Johto that Grass is super effective against. Unlike Charmander in FR/LG, they didn't give Chikorita anything to deal with the first gym in HG/SS, but then again, that's because there's really nothing it might be able to learn that they could give to it so early to combat flying types (it can eventually be Ancientpower far later into the game though).

Disc One Nuke*
The Pickup ability in Ruby/Sapphire. It's available on Zigzagoon, one of the Com Mons available right from the beginning, and gives you a 10% chance to get a free item after battle. This could be anything from a basic healing item (though one better than you can get in the first part of the game, making battles much easier) to a stat-boosting item or a Rare Candy. A little luck and you could easily blow through much of the game. Later releases better balanced the ability, making it less broken in the early stages of the game but more valuable later on than in Ruby/Sapphire.

*This one is a very long one, so I just posted the beginning.


I agree with them on Chikorita being totally fail. The Chikorita line is probably my least favorite starter line. Hoenn starters FTW!

I'm hunting Latios in SoulSilver. He was too fast for Bronzong's Block attack. Any ideas?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/19/10 at 5:15 pm

Chikorita has it bad in the movepool department, but I still love training it. Mine(As a Meganium of course) actually survived two Ice Fangs from Lance's Gyarados(without a Yache Berry at that). I guess that had more to do with no attack bonus for Ice attacks(due to Gyarados' typing lacking that) and Meganium's higher Defensive stat. Charmander gets screwed pretty hard in Gen 1 against the first two gyms.(Fixed in Gen 3)

At least in HG/SS, you can pick up a Mareep(Something you couldn't do 2nd gen, that really annoyed me) before Falkner and you can use Geodude if you don't prefer the Fire starter, making easier to deal with Bugsy.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/19/10 at 5:23 pm

Have you tried a Quick Claw on Bronzong? It's definetly up to chance with that item, but it helped me abit in causing status conditions on Legendaries(due to my not wanting to level up my Butterfree higher than 20).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/19/10 at 8:36 pm


Have you tried a Quick Claw on Bronzong? It's definetly up to chance with that item, but it helped me abit in causing status conditions on Legendaries(due to my not wanting to level up my Butterfree higher than 20).


Ironic you said that, after it ran I gave Bronzong the Quick Claw. However, I swapped Bronzong for Wobbufett, which wasn't a good idea because Mirror Coat one hit KOed it. I will go with Quick Claw Bronzong, and lots of Ultra/Dusk balls.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/19/10 at 8:56 pm

I'll be doing a choice scarf false swipe Farfetch'd(That I have prepared on Heartgold).

I simply caught Latias with the Master Ball, but I'll be saving that for Rayquaza on Soulsilver.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/20/10 at 10:01 am


I'll be doing a choice scarf false swipe Farfetch'd(That I have prepared on Heartgold).

I simply caught Latias with the Master Ball, but I'll be saving that for Rayquaza on Soulsilver.


I had 2 Master Balls: one from SoulSilver and one from a GBA game. I used one on Raikou and one on the shiny Golbat (just in case it knew Whirlwind.) I'm waiting until tonight to go after Latios so I can use Dusk Balls.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/20/10 at 2:17 pm

You can win Master Balls in the lottery in D/P/Pt, of course it helps to have multiple Trainer IDs when trying.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/20/10 at 2:24 pm


You can win Master Balls in the lottery in D/P/Pt, of course it helps to have multiple Trainer IDs when trying.


You're right. But remember: only one DS.

I've been playing Ruby to get money to buy coins to get good TMs. Just bought a Thunderbolt TM with coins for the Starmie I'm going to train. Starmie's moves will probably be Surf, Psychic, Thunderbolt, and Ice Beam. That allows 2 STAB and attacks to take out Fire, Water, Grass, Fighting, Poison, Rock, Ground... I could go on, but I won't.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/20/10 at 5:51 pm

I'm trying to remember if it's a prize in HG/SS.

I've played abit of Voltorb Flip, but I don't think I have the tolerance to use it to build up for TMs, so I generally trade for them. I do use it for lower priced prizes though.(Namely Wide Lens)

Edit: You sure can get a Master Ball as a prize in HG/SS from the Lucky Number show.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/20/10 at 6:57 pm


I'm trying to remember if it's a prize in HG/SS.

I've played abit of Voltorb Flip, but I don't think I have the tolerance to use it to build up for TMs, so I generally trade for them. I do use it for lower priced prizes though.(Namely Wide Lens)

Edit: You sure can get a Master Ball as a prize in HG/SS from the Lucky Number show.


Lucky Number show? Is that like Buena's Password?

The best way in my opinion to get the Flamethrower, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, and Psychic TMs is the Game Corner in R/S/E. Just pummel the E4 a few times and buy enough coins to buy an uber TM.

I'm trying to build a team without using any starters, legendaries, or pseudo-legendaries (Dragonite, Tyranitar, Salamence, Metagross, Garchomp, and Lucario, in my opinion). I'm tempted to include Gallade, but that would be weird having two Psychic-types (counting Starmie.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/20/10 at 9:33 pm

It's on a different channel than Buena's password.

My Soulsilver team will have an Espeon and Starmie, so I'm in the same boat. Heck, the Heartgold team had two with Rock typing and two with Poison typing. Definetly awkward in some situations.

:D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/21/10 at 2:55 pm


It's on a different channel than Buena's password.

My Soulsilver team will have an Espeon and Starmie, so I'm in the same boat. Heck, the Heartgold team had two with Rock typing and two with Poison typing. Definetly awkward in some situations.

:D


The two Rock-types is my fault. (Magcargo and Tyranitar)

I used AR codes to legitimately get Arceus (Japanese Wi-Fi event version with Roar Of Time, Spacial Rend, and Shadow Force) on SoulSilver so I could get to the Sinjoh Ruins. I chose Dialga for my Level 1 legendary you get there. I also used AR to get the Enigma Stone (Soul Dew, and lets you encounter Latias outisde Pewter Museum) and a Manaphy Egg. I plan to use my Arceus, alongside several other Level 100s, to beat Red, then go after Groudon sometime.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/21/10 at 6:42 pm

Tyrranitar was quite nice though and Magcargo did alright. My nephew gave me the roughest one(Ariados) and Zubat was pretty hard to train until it learned Wing Attack.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/21/10 at 9:18 pm


Tyrranitar was quite nice though and Magcargo did alright. My nephew gave me the roughest one(Ariados) and Zubat was pretty hard to train until it learned Wing Attack.


Yeah, I've learned that Golbat is actually pretty fun to train. It's close to Level 50 and I'm hoping it'll evolve before then so I can bring a shiny Crobat into Battle Frontier.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/22/10 at 4:22 pm


Yeah, I've learned that Golbat is actually pretty fun to train. It's close to Level 50 and I'm hoping it'll evolve before then so I can bring a shiny Crobat into Battle Frontier.


Well, it's not too hard as long as you keep in the party. Soothe Bell helps as well.(As well as Proteins, etc.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/22/10 at 4:49 pm


Well, it's not too hard as long as you keep in the party. Soothe Bell helps as well.(As well as Proteins, etc.)


I've been using Soothe Bell, Proteins, and Carboses. Right now I'm not worried too much about it, though. What I'm doing now is getting a payload of Rare Candies via Pickup on Ruby. Pickup in R/S was cool because you could get Rare Candies regardless of level. I sent some over and got Starmie to Level 50 with the desired moves I mentioned. My non-legendary, non-pseudo-legendary, non-starter team will probably be Starmie, Crobat, Houndoom, Mawile, Snorlax, and Flygon. (Mawile and Crobat are shiny.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/22/10 at 5:48 pm

Awesome. :)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/22/10 at 6:24 pm


Awesome. :)


Yeah, I tried to make it balanced. Snorlax is there for the huge HP and Giga Impact type match.

I wonder who the champion in Pokemon Black/White will be? Probably someone new we've never heard of, but with a little luck, it will be.....

LEEROOOOOOOOOY JEEENKIIIIIIIINS!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/23/10 at 5:16 pm

What show is that from?

On another note, some people are wondering if the locations in B/W are based off of cities.... in America! (Yu-gi-oh abridged series reference)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/23/10 at 6:49 pm


What show is that from?

On another note, some people are wondering if the locations in B/W are based off of cities.... in America! (Yu-gi-oh abridged series reference)


Leeroy Jenkins is a meme sparked by some dudes on World Of Warcraft trying to cause a diversion. Some guy randomly says: "Let's do this! LEEEROOOOOOOOOY JEEENKIIIIIIIIINS!" Yes, I know about the whole "in America!" thing because Bandit Keith says it in the YT vid "GUHROOGAMESH!!!!!!!1". I'll have to post that soon.

I got the Pokedex book today. After looking at Gengar's stats, I'm tempted to train one.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/23/10 at 8:01 pm

Gengar is definetly a nice special sweeper.

Off topic, but about Yu-Gi-Oh, my favorite abridged part is the opening which sounds like an soap opera(episode 7 of the abridged).

I even mimicked it when I started my posting about my playthrough of Platinum on the original LTE thread. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/23/10 at 8:09 pm


Gengar is definetly a nice special sweeper.

Off topic, but about Yu-Gi-Oh, my favorite abridged part is the opening which sounds like an soap opera(episode 7 of the abridged).

I even mimicked it when I started my posting about my playthrough of Platinum on the original LTE thread. :D


Yeah, I have several Gengar back on Ruby, and I think I imported one. Sludge Bomb + Dark Pulse + who knows what else + HUGE Sp. Attack and great Speed = awesome Special Sweeper. Man, it seems like too many of my Pokemon end up Special Sweepers.

I haven't watched too much of Yu-Gi-Oh The Abridged, but didn't Joey once use a meme deck?

Caught a Hippopotas at the Safari Zone. I'm placing the objects for Riolu and Gible.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/23/10 at 8:17 pm


Yeah, I have several Gengar back on Ruby, and I think I imported one. Sludge Bomb + Dark Pulse + who knows what else + HUGE Sp. Attack and great Speed = awesome Special Sweeper. Man, it seems like too many of my Pokemon end up Special Sweepers.

I haven't watched too much of Yu-Gi-Oh The Abridged, but didn't Joey once use a meme deck?

Caught a Hippopotas at the Safari Zone. I'm placing the objects for Riolu and Gible.


I watched up to 14th episode of that, so I didn't know about that. I need to install a better player for youtube on Opera browser, most vids on Youtube won't show up on it. I've been really lazy about doing that.

IE6 has been phased out(although it still plays vids, alot got a bad case of showing very few frames).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/23/10 at 8:21 pm


I watched up to 14th episode of that, so I didn't know about that. I need to install a better player for youtube on Opera browser, most vids on Youtube won't show up on it. I've been really lazy about doing that.

IE6 has been phased out(although it still plays vids, alot got a bad case of showing very few frames).


Opera? Isn't that the Wii/DS browser? I recommend FireFox.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/23/10 at 8:55 pm

Firefox is bookmarked on my comp(found it by accident). It won't let me use it though, although I could try a new version to see what happens, the only problem is compatibility with XP(old version, not the service pack 2 version). Opera has been bugging me sometimes, Gamefaqs is slower than it is on IE6, while Woodus is much faster than it is on IE6.

I'll try tommorrow though to see.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/24/10 at 5:52 pm


Firefox is bookmarked on my comp(found it by accident). It won't let me use it though, although I could try a new version to see what happens, the only problem is compatibility with XP(old version, not the service pack 2 version). Opera has been bugging me sometimes, Gamefaqs is slower than it is on IE6, while Woodus is much faster than it is on IE6.

I'll try tommorrow though to see.


I hope for the best.

I beat the Frontier Brain at the Battle Hall. I used Starmie. I was a little worried when she brought out Venusaur, but luckily it didn't use a Grass-type move (it used Toxic and 2 Protects), so I swept it with Psychic on the turns it didn't Protect itself. Took 2 attacks. Right now I'm working on the Dex.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/24/10 at 6:13 pm

Opera is for computers, I do know that.

The one thing that annoys me about Protect ingame is that when the computer uses it, it doesn't fail as often when used in successive turns. It's the confusion rule, it the computer is confused, they'll still attack you way more often than you would them under the same situation.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/25/10 at 4:56 pm


Opera is for computers, I do know that.

The one thing that annoys me about Protect ingame is that when the computer uses it, it doesn't fail as often when used in successive turns. It's the confusion rule, it the computer is confused, they'll still attack you way more often than you would them under the same situation.


Yeah, the computer cheats big time.

I'm training a Staraptor for my Battle Frontier team. Its moves will probably be Brave Bird, Return, Close Combat, and Steel Wing. Not too diverse, but good attack power and STAB moves. Steel Wing is there to take out Rock types that threaten it. I've given it 2 Attack EV Level ups, +13 and +11.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/25/10 at 5:30 pm

I heard it's even worse in the Battle Tower.

I might start my Soulsilver file tonight, if I'm in enough of a mood for it. I just need to think of a name for the trainer.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/25/10 at 10:20 pm

This isn't on topic but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5AqIt60NUQ&NR=1

Drink as much as you like...

Something I just thought of.... The fact that they left the word "wine" in the in english script...

That is something that 4kids would never do. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/26/10 at 7:29 pm

On a side note, it wouldn't let me run Firefox. But I finally installed the newest flash player on Opera.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/27/10 at 8:27 pm

I'm taking Starmie, Steelix, and Staraptor through the Battle Frontier.

Starmie:
Surf
Psychic
Thunderbolt
Ice Beam

Staraptor:
Return
Brave Bird
Close Combat
Steel Wing

Steelix:
Earthquake
Crunch
Sandstorm
(forgot the other move)

Not related to Pokemon, but Super Mario World cartoon + Hare Hare Yukai = this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud4-u-wgClY

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/28/10 at 4:49 pm

THE NEW LEGENDARIES HAVE BEEN UNVEILED!!!!!

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

Well.... do you wanna guess which one is exclusive to which version?!?!  :D

BTW, the game will be out in Japan in September of this year, and in America in the Spring of 2011. Wow, I finally get to be the one who gets the news posted up first.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/29/10 at 9:56 pm

You sure did. Stupid malware problems didn't help in my case.(I worked yesterday anyway...)

Finally got back on, that stupid malware blocked my use of Opera(although there is an option on the browser that I can choose to get around that). I started my Soulsilver playthrough. I'm not that far though...(still near the begginning, but I do have a sentret on my team)

I get into more detail after work tommorrow.


Edit: Well, well, well... Those are pretty wicked looking.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/30/10 at 1:35 pm


You sure did. Stupid malware problems didn't help in my case.(I worked yesterday anyway...)

Finally got back on, that stupid malware blocked my use of Opera(although there is an option on the browser that I can choose to get around that). I started my Soulsilver playthrough. I'm not that far though...(still near the begginning, but I do have a sentret on my team)

I get into more detail after work tommorrow.


Edit: Well, well, well... Those are pretty wicked looking.


Yeah, they are. Some people are saying the white one will be either a new Light-type or a Fighting-type. I think they'll make a Light-type.

I've beaten Dahlia at the Battle Arcade using only my Staraptor and only using Brave Bird. Sure I ended up Burned with only 8 HP left, but come on! All 3 Pokemon alive after a Frontier Brain?! That's pretty good, if I do say so myself. Someone on YouTube did the same thing, except he used Fly instead of Brave Bird.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/30/10 at 6:25 pm

Cool, I know they changed Dahlia's title when translating. Was Roulette Goddess in the Japanese version.

I'm at Violet city on Soulsilver, I'm about to do some trades here in alittle while.

My current team:

Nobue the Chikorita
Giana the Sentret
Patra-ko the Mareep

Others have anticipated/wanted another new type, namely a Light type. Although some say that Fighting is the light type(some of these people also seem to be against the idea of pure Flying types, why I don't know).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/30/10 at 8:44 pm

Interesting. Obviously they took out "Goddess", but... why did that fisherman dude in the anime say he was a fishing god in the dub?

I'm currently EV training a Weavile. HUGE Speed and great attack, plus a variety of TM moves. I'm very tempted to use an AR code to get 999 of all TMs, since moveset trouble is driving me mad. And there's still plenty of non-TM Frontier prizes to be won.

Here are some Pokemon I would like to train for the Frontier:

Starmie (done)
Steelix (done)
Staraptor (done)
Weavile (working on)
Rapidash
Lickilicky

I remember using a Lickilicky in the Battle Factory. It had a great variety of Special moves, and HUGE HP. He would make a good Special Tank for my team. So this amounts to several Physical and Special Pokemon. I don't really buy into gimmicks like Rapid Spinners and all that stuff. I just sweep with the best attacks, while strategically using type matchups/diversities and hold items. I just noticed all these Pokemon are dual-types except Rapidash and Lickilicky.

I would really want a pure Flying-type for Black/White. I'm sick of Normal/Flying types getting pounded with Fighting-type attacks. I will miss the Ghost immunity, though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/30/10 at 9:31 pm

I think it was the reference to gambling(roulette goddess) than any religious thing. The casinos in the games are called Game Corners internationally(and recently changed to Voltorb Flip games and you can't buy coins... Ugh). The funny thing is I've seen other things in the games that got past the radar. Which makes me question why they take certain things out of games that are still rated a higher requirement by the ESRB.(Dragon Quest stuff comes to mind)

I remember when Sneasel's dual typing were both special based in the earlier in the games, mixed with it having poor special attack. Thank goodness for the physical/special split.

To be honest, the only time I used a flying type against ghost types was Honchkrow, which wasn't immune to ghost attacks(But it did resist them). I've read some posts online about the Normal/Flying type combo, it is annoying. This is due to the neutral damage coupled by the fact that alot of Normal/Flying types don't have the best bulk and defenses. Staraptor is like this, but does get the intimidate ability(but is still useless against special attack based fighting moves). Togekiss is the only Normal/Flying type I enjoy training. It's not the fastest, but it's one of the bulkier Flying sub types(It survived against Cynthia's Lucario, who used Rock Slide IIRC).

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/CalvinAndHobbes

^ Off topic, I found this, I found it ammusing.... Because they're taking Calvin and Hobbes and playing connect the dots with it, using other strips and cartoons to make continuity out of it. They even connect(or compare) Haruhi to it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/30/10 at 9:50 pm

[quote author=Step-chan link=topic=37927.msg2428428#msg2428428
^ Off topic, I found this, I found it ammusing.... Because they're taking Calvin and Hobbes and playing connect the dots with it, using other strips and cartoons to make continuity out of it. They even connect(or compare) Haruhi to it.


It all makes sense now... CALVIN IS KYON! If only they would've included Mikuru Beam... BTW, I've started watching Haruhi-chan (the chibi 3D web-only spinoff of Haruhi) and it is hilarious. Fave characters are Haruhi, Kyon, and probably that one girl (can't remember her name, she has blue hair) who's trying to kill Kyon and ends up shrinking and being taken captive by Yuki.

Yeah, some of the type matchups in R/S/E/FR/LG were crap. Good thing they changed it to attacks that connect are physical, attacks that don't are special.

Weavile has a few Attack EVs, and once it reached Level 50 it will be on my Frontier team.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/30/10 at 11:46 pm

Well, someone on there said Calvin is Haruhi, I guess due to over active imaginations. I liked how they did Calvin is Jeremy(from Zits) is Frazz connection. Jeremy from Zits always reminded me of Calvin alittle. Then there was this other comic series called Sinfest where the main character and his friend dress up as them:

http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=59

(It's SFW, although the site name would make it not sound like it is)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/31/10 at 8:17 am


Well, someone on there said Calvin is Haruhi, I guess due to over active imaginations. I liked how they did Calvin is Jeremy(from Zits) is Frazz connection. Jeremy from Zits always reminded me of Calvin alittle. Then there was this other comic series called Sinfest where the main character and his friend dress up as them:

http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=59

(It's SFW, although the site name would make it not sound like it is)


That was pretty funny.

Back to Pokemon. You said you used a Honchkrow? I'd like to train one of those after reading about it on Smogon. I have one, but it's at a low level and has no egg moves or prematurely learned moves as Murkrow. I'll probably get a female Murkrow (or my Honchkrow if it's a female) to breed with my Staraptor to give it Brave Bird, my fave Flying move.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/31/10 at 12:18 pm

Weavile is at Level 50 with great Attack and Speed. I'm gonna try to train a Manectric. Just looked at its huge Special Attack and Speed in the strategy guide that I bought... IN AMERICA! (Plus it can learn Flamethrower.)

Edit: Pikachu Leekspin. Yes, I know Farfetch'd would be more fitting, but here's this anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfPVWLHUCM8&feature=related

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/31/10 at 6:52 pm

I sat through a really long version of the Loituma's polka before.  :D

Honchkrow is pretty nice, although it's not fast(Base speed 70). It's kinda like Absol in the speed regard. Their both favorite Dark types of mine.

I've done my trades and will get around to training my team up for the tower and gym in Violet.

I seen one of Ranma 1/2 in WMG section similiar to Calvin and Hobbes(although with more mature theories, but I digress).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/31/10 at 7:07 pm


I sat through a really long version of the Loituma's polka before.  :D

Honchkrow is pretty nice, although it's not fast(Base speed 70). It's kinda like Absol in the speed regard. Their both favorite Dark types of mine.

I've done my trades and will get around to training my team up for the tower and gym in Violet.

I seen one of Ranma 1/2 in WMG section similiar to Calvin and Hobbes(although with more mature theories, but I digress).


Yeah, I've seen several Loituma's polka vids that are around 10 minutes long.

I remember hearing that Honchkrow had "usuable" speed on Smogon. Hey, with EV training it could be much faster. Yes, I've been hugely obsessed with EV training lately, but who can blame me with such huge stat gains? Too bad it only lasts for 3-4 level-ups per stat for only 2 stats...

Speaking of Absol, I have one close to Level 50. I was trying to beat Emerald, but I gave up since I had Action Replayed too much (I got all the badges without beating the Gym Leaders, if I remember right.), so I sent over my team to SoulSilver. The team was legit, including my Swampert and Absol.

Also, on the topic of sitting through really long stuff.... MUDKIP: THE INSANE EDITION.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKzqP4-0Z6M

Yes, we all liek mudkipz. I also liek torchikz, treeckoz, and piplupz.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 05/31/10 at 8:54 pm

Well, 70 base speed is usable. It's just not as fast as Staraptor or Swellow. I think Honchkrow is UU(not entirely sure... I haven't looked it up) and I know Absol is UU(although a very effective UU, Honchkrow also fits that based on movepool and typing).

I've seen that vid as well, plus a Chocolate Rain one.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 05/31/10 at 9:43 pm


Well, 70 base speed is usable. It's just not as fast as Staraptor or Swellow. I think Honchkrow is UU(not entirely sure... I haven't looked it up) and I know Absol is UU(although a very effective UU, Honchkrow also fits that based on movepool and typing).

I've seen that vid as well, plus a Chocolate Rain one.


Yeah, I usually never train a Pokemon if it doesn't have a decent movepool. I have also seen the Mudkipz Chocolate Rain, as well as the Spongebob chocolate guy singing it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/01/10 at 1:10 pm

That's what kinda screws most eeveelutions over, limited movepools. The two most used are Jolteon and Vaporeon, since they have good roles(Jolteon sweeper and Vaporeon bulky water). Espeon teeters on BL/OU, it's usually used as a Calm Mind-Baton Passer, as others tend to outdo it in sweeping(it's fast, but it's movepool is more limited than Azelf and Alakazam). Umbreon is usually used as a wall, due to it's highest stats being in it's defenses and hit points. It's there to wall psychic threats(including Latias, which is OU without soul dew at the moment), one setup that people do with Umbreon is a Curse setup combined with Payback, but this is risky with taunters, making it only usable sometimes(Although I did see a video where someone had Umbreon Baton Pass Curse to a Azuamarill and sweeped the opponents team with Aqua Jet).

Flareon, Leafeon and Glaceon are UU. Flareon due to lack speed and movepool, Leafeon I'm completely sure other than moves and Glaceon for the same reason as Flareon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/01/10 at 4:17 pm


That's what kinda screws most eeveelutions over, limited movepools. The two most used are Jolteon and Vaporeon, since they have good roles(Jolteon sweeper and Vaporeon bulky water). Espeon teeters on BL/OU, it's usually used as a Calm Mind-Baton Passer, as others tend to outdo it in sweeping(it's fast, but it's movepool is more limited than Azelf and Alakazam). Umbreon is usually used as a wall, due to it's highest stats being in it's defenses and hit points. It's there to wall psychic threats(including Latias, which is OU without soul dew at the moment), one setup that people do with Umbreon is a Curse setup combined with Payback, but this is risky with taunters, making it only usable sometimes(Although I did see a video where someone had Umbreon Baton Pass Curse to a Azuamarill and sweeped the opponents team with Aqua Jet).

Flareon, Leafeon and Glaceon are UU. Flareon due to lack speed and movepool, Leafeon I'm completely sure other than moves and Glaceon for the same reason as Flareon.


I totally agree about Eeveelutions being limited. I actually think Leafeon has a good move list, though I can't remember all of it, I know it had Leaf Blade and X-Scissor. I really wish I had 2 DSes right now so I could send over Azelf.

I'm training my Gengar now. It is at Level 37 and its moves will be Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb, Thunderbolt, and Focus Blast. I was tempted to pick Psychic, but since it will probably be on my Frontier team with Starmie or my soon-to-be-trained Gallade, I held off.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/01/10 at 7:33 pm

It's not the worst movepool, since it actually gets a strong grass attack that goes by it's stronger attack stat. I taught mine X-scissor on Platinum(help in dealing with psychics). Flareon gets the short end of the stick somewhat. Flareon's physical attack stat is 130 while it's special attack stat is 95(which is still fairly good), but Flareon's only physical fire attack is Fire Fang, no Flare Blitz for it at the moment(would be nice if they add in a fire type version of quick attack that it can learn 5th gen).

(looks up Leafeon)

Well, it does get a decent selection, more than I remembered. I didn't know that it could learn Aerial Ace. It might be it's typing that holds it out of OU.(Grass is rough defensively, 5 weaknesses)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/01/10 at 7:43 pm


It's not the worst movepool, since it actually gets a strong grass attack that goes by it's stronger attack stat. I taught mine X-scissor on Platinum(help in dealing with psychics). Flareon gets the short end of the stick somewhat. Flareon's physical attack stat is 130 while it's special attack stat is 95(which is still fairly good), but Flareon's only physical fire attack is Fire Fang, no Flare Blitz for it at the moment(would be nice if they add in a fire type version of quick attack that it can learn 5th gen).

(looks up Leafeon)

Well, it does get a decent selection, more than I remembered. I didn't know that it could learn Aerial Ace. It might be it's typing that holds it out of OU.(Grass is rough defensively, 5 weaknesses)


I think I might train a Leafeon sometime when I get a 2nd DS. I have a legit Leafeon (I stress that it's legit since half of my Pearl Pokemon are either caught in locations they can't normally be found, I used Wild Pokemon Modifier, or have Wonder Guard.) on Pearl that I can trade over.

Gengar is at Level 48. Wow, that was quick. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/01/10 at 8:38 pm

Admittedly though, Leafeon's options work better in UU than in OU from what I read on Smogon.

Leafeon is one of my Hall of Fame Pokemon on Platinum. Infernape, Absol, Togekiss, Milotic and Gardevoir are the other Hall of Fame ones.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/01/10 at 9:12 pm


Admittedly though, Leafeon's options work better in UU than in OU from what I read on Smogon.

Leafeon is one of my Hall of Fame Pokemon on Platinum. Infernape, Absol, Togekiss, Milotic and Gardevoir are the other Hall of Fame ones.


Cool, you picked Chimchar, so did I on Pearl. Gengar is at Level 50 with the desired moves. Entered it in Battle Tower and it got swept on the first turn by a Faint Attacking Murkrow.  >:( Oh well, it did fine after that embarassing faint. Wait a sec, does Faint Attack always strike first, or is my Gengar really slower than a Murkrow?

More Pokemon Caramelldansen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djgZMDtcY40&feature=related


Pretty funny that Squirtle sings it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/01/10 at 11:21 pm

Gengar is supposed to be faster. Murkow's base speed stat is 19 lower than Gengar. Faint Attack is a always hit move, but not first priority. I think everything in the Battle Tower has 30 or 31 IVs in their stats. They probably have them holding items as well(This is just guessing).

If the Murkow outsped your Gengar, it might have been holding a Choice Scarf. Your Gengar's IV in speed might also have been a factor.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/02/10 at 5:33 pm


Gengar is supposed to be faster. Murkow's base speed stat is 19 lower than Gengar. Faint Attack is a always hit move, but not first priority. I think everything in the Battle Tower has 30 or 31 IVs in their stats. They probably have them holding items as well(This is just guessing).

If the Murkow outsped your Gengar, it might have been holding a Choice Scarf. Your Gengar's IV in speed might also have been a factor.


Hmm... maybe I should catch a bunch of Haunters on FireRed, see which one has the best stats/natures, then trade it and start the whole thing over again? Maybe I'm getting a little worked up over nothing.

Anyways, I'm training my Gallade now. It is at Level 36 and will know Psycho Cut, Leaf Blade, Earthquake, and Swords Dance. (No Close Combat because it learns it past Level 50, and I feel bad about using Pokemon past Level 50 in the Frontier due to the stat loss.)
So far I like Gallade, but its Speed is getting me a bit worried. To counter that, I EV trained it a little against some Golbats in the Victory Road cave. And of course, I maxed its Attack EVs by battling Goldeen/Seaking at the pool near Mt. Mortar.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/02/10 at 5:49 pm

What is your Gengar's characteristic?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/02/10 at 7:09 pm


What is your Gengar's characteristic?


Lemme check... it says he's somewhat vain. He has a Timid nature. Not sure how good that is, I'm not the biggest expert on Natures, I do know that Adamant is the best Nature for Physical Sweepers.

Gallade is almost to Level 50. My team for finishing off Palmer will be Gallade (easily takes out Milotic with Leaf Blade), Gengar (sweeps through the pre-Palmer battles), and Lickilicky (will know Ice Beam for Dragonite and Surf for Rhyperior.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/02/10 at 8:52 pm

Timid nature is Speed boosted, Attack weakened. Somewhat vain I believe is linked to Sp. Def being the highest IV he's got.

I was right. The only thing about characteristics is that they can still have low IVs in all areas.

Here are the numbers that Somewhat vain represents: 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Characteristic

For more info: ^

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/02/10 at 9:03 pm


Timid nature is Speed boosted, Attack weakened. Somewhat vain I believe is linked to Sp. Def being the highest IV he's got.

I was right. The only thing about characteristics is that they can still have low IVs in all areas.

Here are the numbers that Somewhat vain represents: 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Characteristic

For more info: ^


Hmm, so my Gengar seems pretty fast... maybe Murkrow did have a Choice Scarf or something...

Gallade is at Level 50. I'm training Lickilicky to be a Special Tank.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/03/10 at 10:16 pm

I think they do , since Gym Leaders and the Elite 4 do. So why not?

Leader Chuck has a Breloom holding a Toxic Orb on his team, this is because Breloom has Poison Heal as an ability.

Shroomish line is also one of the Pokemon that takes along time to level to 100, if I remember correctly.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/04/10 at 11:43 pm

I've beaten the first two gyms. It's less complicated this time due to having less to level up at the moment. Gave Kurt some Green Apricorns and will be leveling my Scyther and Butterfree up some levels on Sunday(Scyther's my False Swiper and Butterfree's my status and Bug Catching contester).

I'll be fighting Whitney tommorrow.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/05/10 at 2:16 pm

I'm trying to get a Shiny Stone from the Bug Catching Contest. I'm also watching some Pokemon movies right now.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/05/10 at 8:04 pm

^ Although not Pokemon related. I finally bought some anime DVDs for the first time since the break-ins in 2006. I got was Sgt. Frog Season 1 and the Lucky Star complete series.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/05/10 at 8:55 pm


^ Although not Pokemon related. I finally bought some anime DVDs for the first time since the break-ins in 2006. I got was Sgt. Frog Season 1 and the Lucky Star complete series.


Wow, the whole Lucky Star series? Doesn't that have the Hare Hare Yukai dance in it somewhere? (I know the dance is from Haruhi, but I heard it was also in Lucky Star.) I also have rented a DVD of Naruto Shippuden which I plan to watch before Tuesday. I'll probably watch it in Japanese with English subs, because the dubs are kinda annoying... IN AMERICA! (Yep, you totally saw that coming.)

I ended up getting a Shiny Stone in the Pokeathlon. My right hand felt like it was about to fall off... anyways, I now have Togekiss (that's what I needed the stone for), I've loaded it up with Aura Sphere, Psychic, and Air Slash from Move Tutor and a TM, and I plan to EV train it soon. I already used some berries to lower its unneeded Attack EVs,as well as some other stats, like HP and defenses, unneeded to sweepers. I want all its EVs in Special Attack and Speed.

BTW, are you using your Pokewalker? I heard you mention earlier you were having a hard time getting Heart Scales. On the Beautiful Beach Pokewalker route, they're among the items you can get with the Dowsing Machine, not to mention you get this route pretty early. Later on, when you unlock the Sinnoh Field route, you can get Rare Candies, though its rare (no pun intended).

One last thing (yeah, I wanted to talk a lot on this thread for some reason today), have you ever seen Pokemon: The Abridged Series? It's almost as funny as the Yu-Gi-Oh one, although it can be obscene at times. I found it funny that the samurai dude kept calling Ash "Satoshi" after his Japanese name. Also, when Ash sends out Metapod, the samurai says "Oh no, a Metapod! I will never beat it with a Pinsir!" then sends Pinsir back to its Poke Ball! They did make some pretty noticeable mistakes in the anime, well, at least to people who have played the games.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/05/10 at 9:07 pm

I haven't watched it yet, but I remember seeing that scene on Youtube. Also read alittle on TVtropes. There's a character on the show that's a parody of an american otaku type.

:D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/05/10 at 9:35 pm


I haven't watched it yet, but I remember seeing that scene on Youtube. Also read alittle on TVtropes. There's a character on the show that's a parody of an american otaku type.

:D


Hmm, interesting. I'm gonna have to start visiting TVtropes a little more.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/05/10 at 10:11 pm

On TVtropes, they mention how the most hardcore American Otaku types don't seem to realize it(Well, someone on there said it was a gentle mockery).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/06/10 at 5:15 pm

Whitney was defeated last night.

Am about to level my scouts.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/06/10 at 7:36 pm


Whitney was defeated last night.

Am about to level my scouts.


Congrats.

The only Frontier Brain I'm yet to bash is Palmer. I'm having trouble even getting to him. I need to use a more balanced team. Maybe Staraptor/Gengar/Lickilicky, possibly?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/06/10 at 8:58 pm

Maybe... What are their movesets?

I've finished with Scout training.

Will go through the next route and then get a Vulpix.


Also learned about types of series on TVtropes, namely Demonophobia(A violent gory game... Ehh... Why do I have to be so curious?).  :o

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/07/10 at 1:21 pm

Main team so far:

Nobue the Bayleef
Patra-ko the Flaaffy
Kisala the Vulpix

Helper side team so far:

Giana the Furret
Miss Mint the Noctowl(Tree headbutting is good to get a low level one of these)
Zolo the Scyther
Chamoro the Butterfree
Pearl the Ambipom
Ena the Phanpy

Going to train Kisala in both levels and Special Attack, at least until 17-20. Good thing I have the Macho Brace. Might also train Nobue against Unowns, which give both Attack and Special Attack EVs.

Will be going to the National Park and Ecruteak next, as well as catching Sudowoodo.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/07/10 at 3:36 pm


Main team so far:

Nobue the Bayleef
Patra-ko the Flaaffy
Kisala the Vulpix

Helper side team so far:

Giana the Furret
Miss Mint the Noctowl(Tree headbutting is good to get a low level one of these)
Zolo the Scyther
Chamoro the Butterfree
Pearl the Ambipom
Ena the Phanpy

Going to train Kisala in both levels and Special Attack, at least until 17-20. Good thing I have the Macho Brace. Might also train Nobue against Unowns, which give both Attack and Special Attack EVs.

Will be going to the National Park and Ecruteak next, as well as catching Sudowoodo.


You named Scyther after a One Piece character. :) Here's my team's movesets:

Staraptor:
Return
Close Combat
Brave Bird
Steel Wing

Gengar:
Shadow Ball
Sludge Bomb
Thunderbolt
Focus Blast

Lickilicky:
Flamethrower
Surf
Ice Beam
Power Whip

I'll mainly use Lickilicky's Power Whip against Milotic.

Right now, I'm primarily in the mood for training new Pokemon. I'm doing a Heracross right now. Jolly nature, highly persistent, and right now he's at Level 5. (I Egg hatched him.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/07/10 at 3:52 pm

That's a good varied movepool. :)

That was the Scyther I caught on Heartgold. I sent him over to help in catching. The Butterfree, Chamoro, is another sent over for that purpose.

With nicknames, as you said, Scyther's name is from One Piece.

Butterfree's is from Dragon Quest 6.

Bayleef's is from Strawberry Marshmellow. After the 16 year old(20 in the anime).
Flaaffy's is from Cleopatra's Fortune(found out that was her name alittle while back).
Vulpix's is from Rogue Galaxy.
Furret's is from Giana sisters on the DS.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/07/10 at 6:29 pm


That's a good varied movepool. :)

That was the Scyther I caught on Heartgold. I sent him over to help in catching. The Butterfree, Chamoro, is another sent over for that purpose.

With nicknames, as you said, Scyther's name is from One Piece.

Butterfree's is from Dragon Quest 6.

Bayleef's is from Strawberry Marshmellow. After the 16 year old(20 in the anime).
Flaaffy's is from Cleopatra's Fortune(found out that was her name alittle while back).
Vulpix's is from Rogue Galaxy.
Furret's is from Giana sisters on the DS.


Rogue Galaxy... I think my bro has that game. I might try it sometime.

I'm taking a short break from SoulSilver to play Emerald 386, an emulator ROM I downloaded. It plays just like Emerald, except you can find all 386 Pokemon in it. (Actually, I've heard rumors that its programmer forgot Mantine.) I chose Treecko as my starter (the other choices were Cyndauil and Squirtle) and I've beaten May.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/07/10 at 10:02 pm

I bought it used recently.

Kisala the Vulpix is level 10 right now. I've been focusing on the Mareep's on route 32 using Flaaffy's Static ability to draw them out more often and then switch. I could try Gastly at night in Sprout Tower, but I don't know if they pop up often enough to be worth it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/08/10 at 7:29 pm

I finally beat Palmer in SoulSilver!!!

I used this team:

Gallade:
Psycho Cut
Leaf Blade
Earthquake
Swords Dance

Gengar:
Sludge Bomb
Shadow Ball
Thunderbolt
Focus Blast

Lickilicky:
Flamethrower
Surf
Ice Beam
Power Whip

He lead off with Milotic, which I 2HKOed with Gallade's Leaf Blade. After that, his Dragonite got Gallade with Aerial Ace (I had been hit once with Milotic's Surf.) I sent in Lickilicky, who survived Dragon Claw and finished Dragonite off with Ice Beam. Last but not least was Rhyperior. I thought I had 1HKOed it with Surf, but turns out it had a Focus Band and followed it up with a finishing blow Earthquake. Oh well, I still had Gengar left who swept Rhyperior away with Shadow Ball.

Now I've beaten all 5 Frontier Brains once. Now all that's left for me is to beat them twice to get the Gold Prints, and complete the National Dex.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/08/10 at 7:37 pm

Whew...  ;)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/08/10 at 7:42 pm


Whew...  ;)


Yeah, I am beat after typing all that...

Quick question: is Platinum worth buying if I've played Pearl?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/08/10 at 7:53 pm

I bought both myself(Dragon Quest 9 trailer started while I was typing this, had to pause it).

Let's see... They added more to the story, there are more Pokemon in the Sinnoh dex, including fire types(Something that Diamond and Pearl needed alittle more of than 2 families). Eevee line is also part of it, that's one thing I loved alot about it.

A few of the gyms are re-arranged, the Elite 4 is toned down level wise alittle. There's also more to it post game.

It's ultimately up to you, but I enjoyed it as much(if not more) as my copy of Pearl.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/08/10 at 8:05 pm


I bought both myself(Dragon Quest 9 trailer started while I was typing this, had to pause it).

Let's see... They added more to the story, there are more Pokemon in the Sinnoh dex, including fire types(Something that Diamond and Pearl needed alittle more of than 2 families). Eevee line is also part of it, that's one thing I loved alot about it.

A few of the gyms are re-arranged, the Elite 4 is toned down level wise alittle. There's also more to it post game.

It's ultimately up to you, but I enjoyed it as much(if not more) as my copy of Pearl.


Cool. I'll probably put it on my Christmas list if I don't get it before then. Wal-Mart has it with the Giratina figure for $35.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/09/10 at 2:36 pm

After seeing my tag-partner in the Battle Tower Salon use an Ursaring with the Guts/Toxic Orb/Facade combo get quite a few sweeps in, I've decided to train an Ursaring myself. I'm currently looking for a Jolly Teddiursa on Mt. Silver.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/09/10 at 3:29 pm

I've trained Vulpix slighty higher. I need to check Serebii here in alittle while to see where else I can get Sp. Atttack EVs at.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/09/10 at 4:14 pm

Well, Unowns are awesome for mixed attacker grinding. Nobue the Bayleef gained 7 and 6 points during level up.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/09/10 at 6:52 pm

I'm in Battle Tower Tag Team Salon right now. I'm out of Pokemon, and Cheryl's Milotic is totally stalling against a Mawile right now. Would Cheryl just switch in for Cresselia now?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/09/10 at 9:40 pm

Done with Vulpix's training, saved near Sudowoodo.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/10/10 at 9:28 pm

I've tried to get to the 2nd Palmer battle.... and I got swept by.... deja vu......

IIIIIIIIIIIIIII HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT CAAAAAAAAAAAACTUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURNE! I HATE HIM!

Right now I'm training a Skarmory that I hatched with Brave Bird.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/10/10 at 9:31 pm


Well, Unowns are awesome for mixed attacker grinding. Nobue the Bayleef gained 7 and 6 points during level up.


Hate to double post, but I must voice my opinion:

I rarely use Mixed Sweepers. Mainly because you have to either even out the Attack/Sp. Attack EVs or skip Speed EVs, and if you skip Speed EVs, you can get severely outsped and possibly 1HKOed. No offense or anything, but that's my honest opinion. Pretty much the only mixed thing I used in the Battle Frontier was Lickilicky with Power Whip just in case he had to fight Milotic.....

NO MORE EXCUSES! I WANT THAT HEINOUS CACTURNE HAMMERED! AND I MEAN NOW!

Sorry, I'm in a Dr. Ivo Rrrrrrrrobotnik mood today.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/10/10 at 10:22 pm

That's fine.

For me, it's just an ingame thing(Since my starter is going to have both physical and special based attacks).

Now Vulpix, I focused on getting at least alittle over 200 Sp. Atk EVs. It's not just because Ninetales gets only a modest Sp. Atk stat(81), but also because I want my Vulpix to learn Extrasensory, which is at 44. So she's going to need all the power she can get.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/11/10 at 4:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye7b3bOQ6lY

This is just made of win. :D ;D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/11/10 at 4:54 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye7b3bOQ6lY

This is just made of win. :D ;D


.......................... ABSOLUTELY UBERZORZ. Is this legit? How did Smeargle outspeed Kyogre? There was no way he had a Choice Scarf since he used different moves.

I tried chaining for legit shinies on Pearl for the first time. Reached 20-something Geodudes, and.... Stantler. C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/11/10 at 5:16 pm

I'm checking they're stats. I'll see what Smeargle is in the speed department vs. Kyogre.

Kyogre is faster. But I imagine that Smeargle's Speed IVs and EVs were maxed along with a Jolly nature, while the Kyogre's EVs were focused in other areas. Judging by it's base stat spread, Kyogre looks like it's more of a Uber Bulky Water type, so most people probably focus on a Bulky Water EV spread, since it can take hits pretty well.


http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

^ New pokemon have been shown.

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/11/10 at 5:24 pm


I'm checking they're stats. I'll see what Smeargle is in the speed department vs. Kyogre.

Kyogre is faster. But I imagine that Smeargle's Speed IVs and EVs were maxed along with a Jolly nature, while the Kyogre's EVs were focused in other areas. Judging by it's base stat spread, Kyogre looks like it's more of a Uber Bulky Water type, so most people probably focus on a Bulky Water EV spread, since it can take hits pretty well.


http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

^ New pokemon have been shown.

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml


Interesting... a pure Steel type.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/11/10 at 5:30 pm

The Gear pokemon... I didn't look at it's type until you posted it. I did notice that it has the same abilities as Plusle and Minun.

The Chinchillla pokemon has Technician as one of it's possible abilities.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/11/10 at 5:33 pm

On the Bird pokemon, I noticed a new ability: Pigeon Heart. I wonder if it's a flying version of the abilities like Blaze and Swarm.

Also noticed that it's a Normal/Flying type, oh well. But a Pure Flying type wouldn't necessarily have to be a bird.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/11/10 at 6:10 pm


The Gear pokemon... I didn't look at it's type until you posted it. I did notice that it has the same abilities as Plusle and Minun.

The Chinchillla pokemon has Technician as one of it's possible abilities.


Possibly a Double Hitter? That does kinda suck that it doesn't have Pickup.

Since it's for DS, will we be able to trade Pokemon from it to the others? I heavily doubt it, cause they don't exist in DPPtHGSS. Back when DP were announced, I was hoping to trade between DPPt and RSE, not just send GBA Pokemon through the Pal Park. Think about it: owning Steven Stone with a Lucario.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/11/10 at 6:40 pm

I think from what was said, it's probably going to be similiar to a Pal Park setup. Don't know how close it will be.

Also, a first for the series: The professor is a woman.

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pics.shtml



Edit: On another note, people are still bringing up the Roost argument as a reason not to have a Pure Flying type(This is going on at Gamefaqs). Funny how they always dodge the facts that:

1. Not all Flying types can learn Roost anyway. Dunsparce can learn it as well... and it's normal type.

2. A Pure Flying could simply not learn Roost.  :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/12/10 at 10:41 pm

I've went to Ecruteak city, then went back to Goldenrod to pick up my newest team member:

Eevee!

I named her Coronya.

(I want a female Espeon, I had to reset abit... silly 12.5 odds of being a girl)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/13/10 at 7:55 am


I've went to Ecruteak city, then went back to Goldenrod to pick up my newest team member:

Eevee!

I named her Coronya.

(I want a female Espeon, I had to reset abit... silly 12.5 odds of being a girl)


SRing can be a pain.

I've restarted my Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team file. My previous save, I was Machop. New save.... Mudkip. Honest! I answered the questions honestly, and apparently, the game knows I liek mudkipz. I chose Charmander as my partner.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/13/10 at 5:05 pm

I can't understand Eevee being mostly male, that's the only that doesn't make since to me. Some of the others, fine, but not Eevee.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/13/10 at 7:38 pm


I can't understand Eevee being mostly male, that's the only that doesn't make since to me. Some of the others, fine, but not Eevee.


Ironic that Eevee is mostly male, because in Mystery Dungeon, male players CANNOT become Eevee, only female players.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/13/10 at 8:54 pm

Just like Chikorita. In the anime, all Chikoritas that are present are female(including Ash's... Which is obvious, due to the crush it developed on him).

Funny thing about the gender ratios.

There are...

50/50 male/female
87.5/12.5 male/female
75/25 male/female
75/25 female/male

There are no 87.5/12.5 female/male setups. Kinda like there is no pure flying type outsite of Sky Plate Arceus.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/13/10 at 9:07 pm


Just like Chikorita. In the anime, all Chikoritas that are present are female(including Ash's... Which is obvious, due to the crush it developed on him).

Funny thing about the gender ratios.

There are...

50/50 male/female
87.5/12.5 male/female
75/25 male/female
75/25 female/male

There are no 87.5/12.5 female/male setups. Kinda like there is no pure flying type outsite of Sky Plate Arceus.



Yeah, WE NEED A PURE FLYING TYPE!

I've gotten back to Emerald on GBA (not emulator) now. I've beaten the first 2 Gym Leaders and have delivered the Devon Goods.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/13/10 at 9:39 pm

Also, I think the only known 75/25 male/female setup so far is the Growlithe line.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/14/10 at 9:36 pm

My eevee is now Espeon, I'll continue to level it on and off until it's above 20.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/15/10 at 6:30 pm


My eevee is now Espeon, I'll continue to level it on and off until it's above 20.


Wow, evolved before 20? Great.

I saw a vid on YouTube of a Japanese vending machine that fills balloons with helium. However, the reason I mentioned it on this thread is because it plays 2 songs from the original Pokemon RBY during inflation: Pallet Town and Route 1. Nintendo is probably mad due to infringing copyrights.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/15/10 at 6:56 pm

Level 11 was when I evolved it. Alittle of the happiness boost came from Haircuts, leveling combined with the Soothe Bell. The rest came from pedaling on the bike plus the Soothe Bell. I don't have alot of money in game at the moment, so I had to do it the time consuming way(although it was still quicker than Buneary, 0 base happiness on Buneary being the reason).

As for the vending machine, who knows? It depends on how copyright laws are handled in Japan or if they got permission.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/15/10 at 9:05 pm


Level 11 was when I evolved it. Alittle of the happiness boost came from Haircuts, leveling combined with the Soothe Bell. The rest came from pedaling on the bike plus the Soothe Bell. I don't have alot of money in game at the moment, so I had to do it the time consuming way(although it was still quicker than Buneary, 0 base happiness on Buneary being the reason).

As for the vending machine, who knows? It depends on how copyright laws are handled in Japan or if they got permission.


Ah, Haircut Bros. No wonder you got it so high. Buneary gets 0 base happiness? No wonder she said mine looks mean, even after a stroll on the walker. Happiness evolutions are always so much more enjoyable when they're based on the miserrrrrry of millions. LOL, another edited Robotnik quote.

I don't think all the balloon vending machines play the Pokemon music. The funny thing was it was 8-bit and authentic. Oddly enough, there are obviously Pokemon balloons in Japan, yet the machine was just selling ordinary/smileyface ones. I am huge into strange Japanese culture, including vending machines, they sell everything from hot foods to hermit crabs! Not to mention those 2-clawed UFO Catchers that never pick up anything. (However, I did see someone win a Mesprit plush in a 2-clawed catcher.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/15/10 at 10:53 pm

I used the haircut brothers twice, that's not enough by itself. The thing is that pedaling on the bike, although time consuming, can still get happiness up to around max in an hour(give or take some minutes) with the Soothe Bell. The Soothe Bell adds an extra point for each increase in happiness. Leveling up adds 2 points by itself without the Soothe Bell. It's a shame you can't catch Eevees in the wild, I have some Friend Balls in my inventory(I plan to catch Miltank with one, to speed up maxing Return's power).

The haircut brothers actually add random values to happiness, I just don't know how much.

Now if I had the money for Calciums and Carbos, I definetly would have used them to speed up the process.

Happiness evolutions trigger at a minimum of 220 happiness, but it's hard to tell if you're at that point(It's during it really trusts you level, second highest), so I do it until the happiness rater gives me the message for the highest rating. I remember pedaling on both Pearl and Platinum for longer with Buneary just to max it's happiness. Buneary can be encountered in swarms in HG/SS, well... Friend Balls will be great for catching them.

I, too, am into things strange and unusual. Alot of it also being Japanese.

In some cases though... I end up finding things that are too much even for me, the Korean guro game Demonophobia for example... First read of it on TVtropes, then I looked up pics and found let's plays of it on Youtube out of curiosity... It's like a train wreck... Don't want to watch, but can't look away and end up regretting it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/16/10 at 9:16 pm

I've recently EV-trained Latios (yeah, it's a Legendary, sue me), Hitmonlee, and Heracross. Latios and Hitmonlee, when they have good enough TM/BP moves, will probably be part of my Battle Frontier rematch team.

Also, I saw this strange video of a Pokemon crane game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9fHat1Qbyg&feature=related

AT about 9 seconds into the video, after the "GET!" part, it sounds like the kids are saying "OOOOOOOH SH**". On the topic of Pokemon and crane games, there's this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hbS5jhA1JA&feature=related

If only crane games still had Pokemon plushies in them. Another one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UIev0zxZ8I

2-pronged claw = many tries. LOL at this quote:

Dad: "He's gonna get the elephant for you."
Kid: "SHINX!"

Poor father, he thought Shinx was an elephant.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/17/10 at 12:47 am

If Shinx was an elephant, it must have been in an horrible accident... Seeing as how it has no truck.

Now set for the 4th gym, with Espeon and Vulpix at the front lines.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/17/10 at 4:08 pm


If Shinx was an elephant, it must have been in an horrible accident... Seeing as how it has no truck.

Now set for the 4th gym, with Espeon and Vulpix at the front lines.


LOL, good one. When will you evolve Vulpix?

I'm re-training a Starmie because my old one had very few EVs. I egg-breeded a Starmie with Surf, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, and Psychic, plus a Hasty nature and it is alert to sounds. Speed nature + Speed characteristic + awexome egg moves = EPIC WIN.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/17/10 at 6:01 pm

After it learns Extrasensory at level 44, this is partially why I focus 200 + EVs in it's special attack stat.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/17/10 at 6:22 pm


After it learns Extrasensory at level 44, this is partially why I focus 200 + EVs in it's special attack stat.


Exactly.

I'm training a Sharpedo while Staryu and Skarmory gain EXP in the Day Care. I've got it's Attack EVs maxed out, now I'm going for speed.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/17/10 at 6:46 pm

Since it's going to be underpowered until 44, it needs what it can get. The fact that it reap the EV benefits as a Ninetales is just side benefit.

I had to speed train my Espeon, since it has a hindering nature to it's speed. Heck, my Crobat on Heartgold also had a nature that hindered speed.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/17/10 at 6:58 pm


Since it's going to be underpowered until 44, it needs what it can get. The fact that it reap the EV benefits as a Ninetales is just side benefit.

I had to speed train my Espeon, since it has a hindering nature to it's speed. Heck, my Crobat on Heartgold also had a nature that hindered speed.


Natures that hinder important stats totally make me uncomfortable. That's why I'm egg-breeding when I train Hitmonchan, because mine has a low-Attack nature.

I remember a while back you mentioned that James was similar to some character from a Yaoi (homo) anime. Still yet... Harley from the Advanced arc is the most Yaoi character in a non-Yaoi anime I have ever seen! Well, other than Kuwabara kissing Yusuke in a dream sequence in Yu Yu Hakusho.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/17/10 at 8:52 pm

Well, the first time I got Eevee it was a female, but it had an impish nature(Which drops special attack). I don't mind a speed dropping nature as much, provided I can fix it with EVs, but the important attack stat is a major no-no. It took me awhile to get another female and I didn't want to breed, seeing as how I already bred a Vulpix with an egg move(Energy Ball) and having less money at the moment ingame.

I'm trying to remember when and where I posted that about James... (I'll see if I can find it)

Harley definetly fits that mold.

While not about Pokemon, this is still an interesting find... You remember me mentioning Action 52?

I remember that they used part of "It takes two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock.

Well, they also stole some music from The Music Factory(On the Atari ST).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGQAhV8Ga1k

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/17/10 at 10:56 pm

I've beaten Morty, next up... Getting my 5th main team member and a Meowth with Pickup.


http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=37927.75

Found the page about James, I actually compared him to Bugs Bunny and you compared him to someone from the Gravi series.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/18/10 at 11:01 am


I've beaten Morty, next up... Getting my 5th main team member and a Meowth with Pickup.


http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=37927.75

Found the page about James, I actually compared him to Bugs Bunny and you compared him to someone from the Gravi series.


Meowth is good for Pickup. I personally use Teddiursa, though.

In my honest opinion, James and Harley remind me of Shuichi and Ryuichi from Gravitation. Who knows: Giovanni could really be... EIRI YUKI! (I'm not the biggest Gravi fan, I mainly like the funny parts and the awexome soundtrack.)

Sharpedo is a Level 50. Pretty good stats, plus a decent moveset: Waterfall, Crunch, Ice Fang, and Aqua Jet. (2 STABs, a priority STAB, and a weapon against those Uber dragons.)

Random question: where did you get your Sgt Frog and Lucky Star DVDs? I saw both at FYE. My bro ended up getting Yu Yu Hakusho 1st Season.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/18/10 at 11:10 am

Best Buy had them.

Have a Miltank(her name is Chiyo) with Scrappy, Porygon with Trace definetly helped.

I need to train her in Attack EVs later and some speed as well.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/18/10 at 6:14 pm


Best Buy had them.

Have a Miltank(her name is Chiyo) with Scrappy, Porygon with Trace definetly helped.

I need to train her in Attack EVs later and some speed as well.


Physical Miltank? Hmm... don't know all that much about Miltank, so I'm taking your word for it. I like Normal-types because they can usually learn Flamethrower, Ice Beam, and Thunderbolt.

I'll probably take a break from SoulSilver since I got Naruto Ultimate Ninja for $2 new (WHOA) and Soul Calibur III for $5 used. That's gaming on a budget for you.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/18/10 at 8:16 pm


Physical Miltank? Hmm... don't know all that much about Miltank, so I'm taking your word for it. I like Normal-types because they can usually learn Flamethrower, Ice Beam, and Thunderbolt.

I'll probably take a break from SoulSilver since I got Naruto Ultimate Ninja for $2 new (WHOA) and Soul Calibur III for $5 used. That's gaming on a budget for you.


Miltank has high defense and speed, it's attack is average, so I boosted it up by 220 EVs(which would equal 55 extra points). I'm going to boost it's speed as well, although not as much.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/20/10 at 8:27 am

I've decided to still play Pokemon SoulSilver occasionally. I've trained a Hippowdon to Level 50 for the Frontier. Wow, Hippowdon is like the bulkiest Pokemon I've ever trained! (Well, him and Lickilicky.) Attack and Special Defense EVs round him out, with the moveset Earthquake, Crunch, Thunder Fang, and Ice Fang. I highly recommend you train a Hippowdon. Even though they're very slow, they make excellent leads that take a lot of Special Attack to 1HKO. That being said, mine pretty much survived everything in the early parts of the Battle Tower.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/20/10 at 6:00 pm

It's HP is decent, it's special defense is average. But that is still enough to help it out.

When I battled Bertha's on Pearl, it barely survived my Chimecho's Grass Knot(Which if my Roserade knew it, it would have been KO'd), but Chimecho survived it's Crunch somehow, so I got it in the next round.

I do see that it's defenses are solid enough for it's bulkiness. Sand Stream helps it to, I know it boosts the special defense of Rock types, but I'm trying to remember if Ground types also get that boost.

(Looks it up....)

It's only Rock types. Hippowdon is a pure Ground type, so that helps alot.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/20/10 at 7:35 pm

I'm at Olivine City now, I'm waiting for night to fall ingame so I can catch a Staryu.

I'll be training it up in Special Attack for abit and then I'm going to take a detour and go to the Lake of Rage, instead of Cianwood(I went to Cianwood first in Heartgold).

Then I'll go back to Olivine and Cianwood.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/20/10 at 9:10 pm


I'm at Olivine City now, I'm waiting for night to fall ingame so I can catch a Staryu.

I'll be training it up in Special Attack for abit and then I'm going to take a detour and go to the Lake of Rage, instead of Cianwood(I went to Cianwood first in Heartgold).

Then I'll go back to Olivine and Cianwood.


That's good.

I've beaten Palmer for what seems like the 3rd/4th time. BTW, Black/White will come out next June... IN AMERICA!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/20/10 at 11:34 pm

Did Keith say that in the original dub?

I didn't watch much of the original.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/21/10 at 6:04 pm


Did Keith say that in the original dub?

I didn't watch much of the original.


No, just in The Abridged Series. Fave use of the quote:

Joey: I summon "Copycat" which gives me the power to copy your catchphrase... IN AMERICA!
Keith: Hey, only I can use that line! It loses all meaning when you say it!

I'm tempted to train an Omastar, because it can learn 2 good STAB moves (Surf and AncientPower) and Earth Power through BP, plus it can use Rain Dance with Swift Swim to 2X its Speed.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/21/10 at 6:07 pm

I always wondered.  :D

I guess they got it from his bandanna.

I caught Staryu last night. I'll be training it in Sp. Attack in Sprout Tower tonight.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/21/10 at 8:30 pm


I always wondered.  :D

I guess they got it from his bandanna.

I caught Staryu last night. I'll be training it in Sp. Attack in Sprout Tower tonight.


Yeah, Abridged Series for any show kinda overdoes everything.

I'm gonna be re-training a Starmie sometime soon because my old one didn't have many EVs or a good nature. I'm kind of a tournament-worthy freak right now.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/21/10 at 10:31 pm

Yeah, mine has a no change nature, making it one of three in my party that does.

It's a Starmie now, I also opened up the second set of Unown's and got the second set of items.

I'm now at Mahogany.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/21/10 at 10:36 pm

The Ranma 1/2 Abridged series(just thought of it after posting in the DQ thread) also does this.

They made Ryoga Jewish, Kuno a ex-pro wrestler who sucks at acting and Akane actually gets therapeutic enjoyment out of beating the living snot of others(When she's really more of a tsundere type originally).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/22/10 at 3:25 pm


Yeah, mine has a no change nature, making it one of three in my party that does.

It's a Starmie now, I also opened up the second set of Unown's and got the second set of items.

I'm now at Mahogany.


Good.

Ever noticed how Japan-import stuff is EXPENSIVE?! LOL, obviously you have, seeing as your probably the greatest otaku on this site. Just went to some toy site that had various Pokemon import plush for around $20-$30 for the bigger ones! Even some of the American stuff was expensive. I have one Japanese plushie, and that would be my Pikachu from Banpresto that I got a Goodwill. (Actually, a friend got it for me.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/22/10 at 8:02 pm

I've ordered a couple of games from Japan, Ranma 1/2 Super Battle and Vampire Saviour 3(Darkstalkers), I know both costed more than buying games here in the U.S., but at the time inflation and the world market were less chaotic when I got them(I think I spent 65-70 dollars for them though). Also got Dragon Quest 5 for the Super Famicom, but it was used.

So that's as far as I've been importing wise. All of my other imports were actually bought here:

Pocket Fighter(at a Babbages of all places, but Babbages was known at the time for getting occasional straight from Japan releases)
Um Jammer Lammy(At a Comic Carnival, which got Japanese imports and bootlegs of anime and movies as well)
A chibi plush of Yurika from Martian Successor Nadesico(which I got for 2 dollars at the same Comic Carnival)
Anime soundtracks: Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku(This one is a remix), Dragon Ball collection. I also had Mahoromatic, but it was stolen from me. Very soon I'll also have the Dragon Quest 9 soundtrack, since I won that from the second prize period.

My cousin bought the Dragon Ball Z Legends game at a Babbages, which he gave to me later when he was done with it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/22/10 at 8:14 pm


I've ordered a couple of games from Japan, Ranma 1/2 Super Battle and Vampire Saviour 3(Darkstalkers), I know both costed more than buying games here in the U.S., but at the time inflation and the world market were less chaotic when I got them(I think I spent 65-70 dollars for them though). Also got Dragon Quest 5 for the Super Famicom, but it was used.

So that's as far as I've been importing wise. All of my other imports were actually bought here:

Pocket Fighter(at a Babbages of all places, but Babbages was known at the time for getting occasional straight from Japan releases)
Um Jammer Lammy(At a Comic Carnival, which got Japanese imports and bootlegs of anime and movies as well)
A chibi plush of Yurika from Martian Successor Nadesico(which I got for 2 dollars at the same Comic Carnival)
Anime soundtracks: Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku(This one is a remix), Dragon Ball collection. I also had Mahoromatic, but it was stolen from me. Very soon I'll also have the Dragon Quest 9 soundtrack, since I won that from the second prize period.

My cousin bought the Dragon Ball Z Legends game at a Babbages, which he gave to me later when he was done with it.


WHOA. INSANE PRICES. The only Japanese game I have is the Japanese version of YuGiOh Worldwide Edition, which you can find commonplace at Gamestop for around 5 bucks.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/22/10 at 8:33 pm

But that was also with taxes involved.

The imports I bought at Babbages and the Comic Carnival were still in the range of the normal prices here though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/22/10 at 8:37 pm


But that was also with taxes involved.

The imports I bought at Babbages and the Comic Carnival were still in the range of the normal prices here though.


Taxes and tariffs are always trouble. That's why I always download game and anime soundtracks. Your reaction: You Are A Pirate!

On a random note, I have both deluxe Dialga and Palkia light-up figures. Too bad their batteries are about dry. Also on a random note: PRECIOUS BOOTY! Sorry.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/22/10 at 10:20 pm

I personally have no problem with people doing that. Same with people using Pokesav and the like to speed up for competitive playing.


At the anime soundtracks didn't have the tariffs on them(due to me buying here in the U.S.).

I tend to listen to the Ranma 1/2 if I'm leveling on Pokemon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/23/10 at 11:03 am


I personally have no problem with people doing that. Same with people using Pokesav and the like to speed up for competitive playing.


At the anime soundtracks didn't have the tariffs on them(due to me buying here in the U.S.).

I tend to listen to the Ranma 1/2 if I'm leveling on Pokemon.


Yeah, Ranma 1/2, the ultimate transsexual!! LOL.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/23/10 at 2:01 pm

Yeah, his curse actually turns into the opposite gender. :D

So he goes further than crossdressers due to that. And I noticed that I forgot the word soundtrack in my last post and using the word "at" instead of "and". I hate when I get into a hurry like that and don't my check posts before posting.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/23/10 at 2:46 pm


Yeah, his curse actually turns into the opposite gender. :D

So he goes further than crossdressers due to that. And I noticed that I forgot the word soundtrack in my last post and using the word "at" instead of "and". I hate when I get into a hurry like that and don't my check posts before posting.


No prob, I usually notice then because FireFox underlines misspelled words. Wish it would underline grammar mistakes, too.

Anyways, I've been trying to extend my Battle Hall streak so I can gain BP bonuses. Too bad Gengar went down on the 18th or so battle. (I was trying to get the Dark and Ghost types out of the way first, and he ended up getting 1HKOed.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/24/10 at 7:16 pm

Caught the Red Gyarados, named it Greda.

I saved outside the Rocket Hideout.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/24/10 at 7:52 pm


Caught the Red Gyarados, named it Greda.

I saved outside the Rocket Hideout.


Great job.

I just finished training a Vaporeon, one of my new favorite Eeveelutions. Sure, its Speed is lacking, but over 200 HP and over 160 Sp. Attack makes it a formidable Special Tank. Moveset is Surf, Ice Beam, Shadow Ball, and Aqua Ring. Item is Leftovers. Modest nature, highly persistent (Defense).

Best Joke Ever:
What do you call someone of Black, Asian, and Mexican decent?
Black + Asian + Mexican = Blasican = BLAZIKEN!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/24/10 at 8:45 pm

Never heard that one before.

Have you heard of the Samurai Pizza Cats?

It was something I watched abit of awhile back:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SamuraiPizzaCats

There's something interesting that I was unaware of with this show.^

Which they mention early on.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/24/10 at 9:10 pm

They made up the storyline? Saban did? Saban as in Power Rangers Saban? No wonder TVTropes mentions "Sentai" and "Sixth Ranger", as well as "Super Robot".

Super Sentai > Kamen Rider > Other tokusatsu shows > Power Rangers

Anyways, I tested out Vaporeon, and it worked great! Only bad thing was it got 1HKOed by a Fake Tears + Shock Wave Plusle. Hey, I guess I'm to blame for using Aqua Ring instead of Surf.

Edit: TVTropes is very cool. On their Pokemon page under "Accidental Innuendo", Pokeballs. I got one even better: Metapod is the ultimate Pokemon sexual innuendo: its only move is Harden.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/24/10 at 9:20 pm

I was surprised at that when learning that they made up the scripts. But seeing as how they got no scripts/horribly translated scripts, it's easy to understand(quicker that way).

Something else that was interesting was that Capcom wanted to put the Samurai Pizza Cats in the international version of Capcom vs. Tatsunoko, much to Tatsunoko's surprise(sad it fell through).

I would own both versions of the show, partially to compare what differences there were in the storyline.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/24/10 at 9:52 pm


I was surprised at that when learning that they made up the scripts. But seeing as how they got no scripts/horribly translated scripts, it's easy to understand(quicker that way).

Something else that was interesting was that Capcom wanted to put the Samurai Pizza Cats in the international version of Capcom vs. Tatsunoko, much to Tatsunoko's surprise(sad it fell through).

I would own both versions of the show, partially to compare what differences there were in the storyline.


Yeah, I would really like to try Tatsunoko VS Capcom. I would play as Viewtiful Joe and Joe the Condor.

BTW, ever heard of a PC game called "I.M. Meen"? It was done by the same team that did the CD-I Zelda games.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/24/10 at 11:15 pm

I haven't heard of it.

(looks it up)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/25/10 at 11:20 am


I haven't heard of it.

(looks it up)


Just watching the opening theme will remind you of Faces of Evil.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/25/10 at 12:22 pm

I looked up a few pics, that alone reminded me of those atrocities. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/25/10 at 12:57 pm


I looked up a few pics, that alone reminded me of those atrocities. :D


MAH BOI! Those screens are what all true game historians strive FOUR! I wonder what's for dinner... BOMBS?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/25/10 at 1:54 pm

I've been thinking about Zoroark... is Illusion optional? Because I'm not sure about if I like it or not.

Anyways, I just finished training a Rapidash as a Physical Sweeper. I lucked out and got one with a Hasty nature that was alert to sounds. It's every bit as fast as my Latios. Moveset will be Flare Blitz, Megahorn, Bounce, and Poison Jab... a Grass-type's worst nightmare. Just need 2 more Heart Scales which I will get tomorrow on the Pokewalker after playing some DDR.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/25/10 at 10:16 pm

Makes me wonder if it will get bumped to Ubers because of that ability.

I'll try to get to whipping Team Rocket's basksides here tommorrow.  :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/26/10 at 10:24 am


Makes me wonder if it will get bumped to Ubers because of that ability.

I'll try to get to whipping Team Rocket's basksides here tommorrow.  :D


Possibly, but what if you had a Zoroark in your 2nd slot? It would be Zoroark.

Finished training Rapidash. Insanely fast, it has about 165 Speed at Level 50! It may not be the strongest (only about 140-something Attack), but with Flare Blitz and Megahorn, it's an effective weapon against many types. I'm clueless about who to train next... Togekiss is pretty much screwed with unneeded EVs, Hustle, and a bad nature. I might try to egg-breed for a Timid Togepi, but it'll be heck trying to get another Shiny Stone in the Pokeathlon, not to mention 2 more Heart Scales and TMs...... I think I'll go for it, though, after I finish training Skarmory and my 2nd Starmie.

Edit: Don't mean to brag or anything, but I am trying my hardest to become a tournament-worthy trainer. I'm going all-out with natures, EVs-IVs, and hold items.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/26/10 at 5:24 pm

Two Zoroarks for the price of one. :D

I have a good amount of Shiny Stones on Platinum, a shame I lack Wi-Fi.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/26/10 at 5:57 pm


Two Zoroarks for the price of one. :D

I have a good amount of Shiny Stones on Platinum, a shame I lack Wi-Fi.


Yeah, I would give you a King's Rock for one. Or an Iron Ball. Or a Moon/Sun Stone. Or something else relatively rare that I have hoards of due to Pickup.

I'm training my 2nd Starmie. It's looking to turn out the same way Rapidash did, only in Special Sweeper form. Insane Speed and good Special Attack.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/26/10 at 6:54 pm

I have Sun Stones in large amounts in Soulsilver, having a couple of high level Pickup Pokemon helped me get that much(I have around 20+ last time I checked).

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/26/10 at 6:59 pm


I have Sun Stones in large amounts in Soulsilver, having a couple of high level Pickup Pokemon helped me get that much(I have around 20+ last time I checked).


Oh well. Even if we did have Wi-Fi, I probably wouldn't have anything good to trade you.

I finished training my 2nd Starmie. It only has 141 Special Attack (luck ran dry on Special Attack IVs again), but it's Speed is 181!!! Faster than Latios!

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/26/10 at 7:22 pm

That wouldn't matter too much, I do have a male Vulpix with Energy Ball(Which is an egg move) I've kept.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/26/10 at 7:54 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoOQ9ddaEHo

Here we go!

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/26/10 at 8:36 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoOQ9ddaEHo

Here we go!


The more I see of Black/White, the more tempted I am to pre-order one. ROLLERCOASTER IN GYM FTW!!! Awe-inspiring graphics.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/26/10 at 8:52 pm

The gym leader in a wrecked bedroom!

Kinda like mine, except bigger and no pictures of cat-girls.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/26/10 at 9:43 pm


The gym leader in a wrecked bedroom!

Kinda like mine, except bigger and no pictures of cat-girls.


Like mine too, mine's smaller and has Pokemon figures, plushies, and posters, plus a heap of other stuff.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/26/10 at 9:50 pm

Mine also has a pile up of older video game magazines. I'm a pretty notorious pack rat.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/27/10 at 12:31 pm


Mine also has a pile up of older video game magazines. I'm a pretty notorious pack rat.


Amen to that, so am I. I have tons of OPM issues. BTW, like my new avatar? It's from a Sakura-Con commercial.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/27/10 at 5:03 pm

I do, it's funny.

That reminds.. On here and Woodus, I'm going to alter my signature based on whether or not I won the DQ grand prize.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/27/10 at 6:07 pm

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/27/10 at 8:44 pm


I do, it's funny.

That reminds.. On here and Woodus, I'm going to alter my signature based on whether or not I won the DQ grand prize.


Cool, I altered my signature based on the Sakura-Con commercial. BTW, Girugamesh are actually a pretty good band.

I've took Starmie into the Battle Tower and it strikes first virtually all the time unless the foe uses a priority move.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/27/10 at 9:32 pm

On your sig... I've only had sushi once, it was at an oriental buffet, so it was only average. I'll have to go to a place that specializes in it.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/27/10 at 9:35 pm


http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml


HOOOOLY CRAP. Those kinda look like legendaries.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/27/10 at 10:21 pm

Or psuedo legends.

Someone on Serebii's forums called the one on the right in the triple battle a goth-loli Kirlia.  :D

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/28/10 at 1:28 pm


Or psuedo legends.

Someone on Serebii's forums called the one on the right in the triple battle a goth-loli Kirlia.  :D


LOL. Speaking of Kirlia, some people have a Gardevoir fetish. Yes, you heard right. A Gardevoir fetish.

I plan to sweep Palmer a few more times in the near future. I'm just hoarding BP right now so I can readily get Earthquake/Stone Edge/Shadow Ball/Energy Ball TMs and the like.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/28/10 at 2:12 pm

Yep, I've seen the Gardevoir fetish. In fact, I've seen others too... But that's a whole other story.  :D

Team Rocket is defeated in Mahogany. I was going to fight the seventh gym next, but decided against it. This is due to the level of Vulpix being lower than Piloswine's(and the fact that Vulpix won't be evolved anytime soon). I'm guessing I don't fight Team Rocket in Goldenrod right after doing this early. I probably have to get the next two badges or so.(I've detoured in this game before)

I'll be going into Mt. Mortar to get what I can with what's available HM wise and go get the experience share after words and then trek back to Olivine and Cianwood.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/28/10 at 7:16 pm


Yep, I've seen the Gardevoir fetish. In fact, I've seen others too... But that's a whole other story.  :D

Team Rocket is defeated in Mahogany. I was going to fight the seventh gym next, but decided against it. This is due to the level of Vulpix being lower than Piloswine's(and the fact that Vulpix won't be evolved anytime soon). I'm guessing I don't fight Team Rocket in Goldenrod right after doing this early. I probably have to get the next two badges or so.(I've detoured in this game before)

I'll be going into Mt. Mortar to get what I can with what's available HM wise and go get the experience share after words and then trek back to Olivine and Cianwood.



Yeah, better keep the others to yourself for now. Speaking of Gardevoir fetishism, that reminds me of someone on Zenius-I-Vanisher (a DDR/Beatmania site) who had a Gardevoir avatar. I can still imagine the others.... possibly Glaceon, Milotic, Roselia, Cresselia, and Ninetales?

Been stocking up on BP. My Gallade/Gengar/Lickilicky team makes short work of Palmer.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/28/10 at 7:20 pm

Especially on here.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/28/10 at 7:51 pm


Especially on here.


Yeah, better keep quiet.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 06/28/10 at 7:54 pm

Mt. Mortar is done for now(only really wanted to fight the two trainers I could then leave).

I'm at Mohagany and will play again with the lake clears up Wednesday.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/30/10 at 1:15 pm

I've searched through the Lake of Rage today and fought trainers in the lighthouse.

Will be heading to Cianwood next. Also Patra-ko is now a Ampharos.

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Written By: Step-chan on 06/30/10 at 4:11 pm

I've beaten Leader Chuck. I'll be going through route 47 and 48 next.

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Written By: Step-chan on 07/01/10 at 7:57 pm

Getting coins for a Wide Lens.

I'll be fighting Jasmine next.

I'm trying to remember if Team Rocketin Goldenrod is after her or Pryce.(I'll know soon enough)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/01/10 at 8:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huQ3wgpssNI

One of my favorite Let's Play vids.

Something else that is interesting is how Whitney's dialogue changed in the remake.

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Written By: Step-chan on 07/02/10 at 12:43 pm

I'm going to have to trade over a Brick Break TM after I deal with Team Rocket.

Stupid Battle Tower only item.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/02/10 at 6:01 pm


I'm going to have to trade over a Brick Break TM after I deal with Team Rocket.

Stupid Battle Tower only item.


Amen to that.

I'm going to get a Stone Edge TM for my Hippowdon to help it out in my rematch with Dahlia for the Gold Print. Stone Edge can take out Togekiss and Zapdos, while Earthquake will swallow Blaziken up. Even if Hippowdon fails, Starmie and Staraptor are sure to be of some assistance.

BTW, in your honest opinion, who is your favorite Pokemon? Not just talking about in the games, it can be for any reason. Mine is Blaziken. Blaziken is just uber-awesome. Fire and Fighting are my 2 fave types, it can leap 30-story buildings with one bound, and just like Charizard, it fights harder if the foe is stronger. Plus, its voice in the dub is epic.

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Written By: Step-chan on 07/02/10 at 10:56 pm

That's a tough one... As I have alot of favorites, almost every type is coverage primary wise.

Hmm... Espeon comes to mind, it's actually the first Psychic type I really liked. I'll give a list of all my favorites in my next post on this thread.


http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

Also, there has been some art shown on Serebii. Including starter evolutions, which look pretty good(The fire starter is the only one not on the list).

Now those pictures are most likely beta, so there might be some differences in the final art.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/03/10 at 6:51 pm


That's a tough one... As I have alot of favorites, almost every type is coverage primary wise.

Hmm... Espeon comes to mind, it's actually the first Psychic type I really liked. I'll give a list of all my favorites in my next post on this thread.


http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

Also, there has been some art shown on Serebii. Including starter evolutions, which look pretty good(The fire starter is the only one not on the list).

Now those pictures are most likely beta, so there might be some differences in the final art.



Wow, nice evolutions, they look similar, but much more grown.

I'm currently training a Mamoswine because my Piloswine from Colloseum ended up Adamant. I've Egg-breeded to get a Modest Koffing with Sludge Bomb, Shadow Ball, and Thunderbolt (and if you've been keeping up with my posts, you should know who Koffing's mate was.), plus a Taillow with Brave Bird. However, I'm gonna have to work longer on Taillow so I can get an Adamant one.

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Written By: Step-chan on 07/03/10 at 11:16 pm

Never trained Taillow, always been more of a Altaria person third gen.

Here's my full favorites list, it will go by Primary type unless specified.

Normal: Clefable, Persian, Furret, Delcatty and Lopunny
Fire: Flareon, Vulpix and Infernape
Water: Blastoise, Swampert, Lanturn, Milotic and Floatzel
Grass: Meganium, Bellossom, Jumpluff, Breloom, Leafeon and Roserade
Electric: Raichu, Ampharos and Luxray
Ice: Glaceon and Froslass
Fighting: Primeape, Hitmonchan and Lucario
Flying(which is a sub type currently): Xatu, Staraptor and Togekiss
Bug: Butterfree, Heracross and Kriketune
Poison: N/A
Psychic: Espeon, Chimecho, Mew and Mesprit
Dark: Umbreon, Absol and Honchkrow
Ghost: Misdreavus(It's evo is nice too... but I like it's base form more), Spiritomb
Rock: Sudowoodo and Rampardos
Steel: Mawile(I hope this one gets an evo this upcoming gen)
Ground: Dugtrio, Sandslash and Gliscor
Dragon: Altaria

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/04/10 at 7:00 pm

Team Rocket has been defeated for the second time.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/04/10 at 7:29 pm


Never trained Taillow, always been more of a Altaria person third gen.

Here's my full favorites list, it will go by Primary type unless specified.

Normal: Clefable, Persian, Furret, Delcatty and Lopunny
Fire: Flareon, Vulpix and Infernape
Water: Blastoise, Swampert, Lanturn, Milotic and Floatzel
Grass: Meganium, Bellossom, Jumpluff, Breloom, Leafeon and Roserade
Electric: Raichu, Ampharos and Luxray
Ice: Glaceon and Froslass
Fighting: Primeape, Hitmonchan and Lucario
Flying(which is a sub type currently): Xatu, Staraptor and Togekiss
Bug: Butterfree, Heracross and Kriketune
Poison: N/A
Psychic: Espeon, Chimecho, Mew and Mesprit
Dark: Umbreon, Absol and Honchkrow
Ghost: Misdreavus(It's evo is nice too... but I like it's base form more), Spiritomb
Rock: Sudowoodo and Rampardos
Steel: Mawile(I hope this one gets an evo this upcoming gen)
Ground: Dugtrio, Sandslash and Gliscor
Dragon: Altaria


Interesting choices... I hope Mawile gets an evolution too, but then again I don't, because my shiny Mawile is at Level 50, and if I level it up again, it'll get stat-lowering in the Battle Frontier.

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Written By: Step-chan on 07/05/10 at 11:06 am

I noticed that Grass has the most in my list.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/05/10 at 2:44 pm

I've taken care of some side stuff, namely solving the last Alph ruin puzzles. Will be heading to the Ice cave and Blackthorn next.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/08/10 at 4:37 pm

Beat Red using my Japanese Arceus. Picked up Adamant Torchic and Modest Bulbasaur through moderate SRing, and caught a Jolly Groudon through heavy SRing.

LOL at Red's quotes:

Before battle: "................................"
Upon defeat: "................................!"
After battle: ".................................."

Silent protagonist. Probably on TVTropes.

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Written By: Step-chan on 07/08/10 at 10:44 pm

I think it is too.

I seen some rumors on pokejungle about some of the new Pokemon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/09/10 at 10:28 am

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

These Pokemon are starting to soak in as familiar now.

Been EV training my Groudon for just in case a tournament comes to town. Speed is maxed, now going for Attack. Then I'll do my Level 1 Adamant Giratina from the Sinjoh Ruins event.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/09/10 at 5:41 pm

Finished training a Mr. Mime. Moves are Psychic, Barrier, Double Team, and Baton Pass. Gonna work on another Baton Passer, Ninjask.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/09/10 at 5:53 pm


http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

These Pokemon are starting to soak in as familiar now.

Been EV training my Groudon for just in case a tournament comes to town. Speed is maxed, now going for Attack. Then I'll do my Level 1 Adamant Giratina from the Sinjoh Ruins event.


They kinda would now... The water starter I've gotten used to.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/09/10 at 6:47 pm

On a side note... Have you ever heard of a certain youtuber named Giancarloparimango11?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/09/10 at 8:17 pm


On a side note... Have you ever heard of a certain youtuber named Giancarloparimango11?


Not until now, now this is a good source of Black/White coverage!

Egg breeding for a Jolly Nincada now. Not going too well.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/09/10 at 9:14 pm

Okay, I should have put up more info on him...

Awhile back, that Giancarlo guy would constantly put up daily updates... Including posting fake stuff from deviantart(he knew the stuff was fake as well). Early on he wouldn't credit where he got any of the vids or pics(regardless of if were real or fake).

He was doing this mainly because he had(as well as currently) a referal deal with Play-Asia(which he got bonuses for people clicking the link and/or ordering from there).

This caused alittle internet war between him and the Pokemon HG board on Gamefaqs, which I just watched the chaos of.

Part of this was because someone would post links in threads on the board to his vids. Then it exploded.

I don't know exactly why I brought him up... I must have wanted to talk about something mildly controversial.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/10/10 at 8:05 am


Okay, I should have put up more info on him...

Awhile back, that Giancarlo guy would constantly put up daily updates... Including posting fake stuff from deviantart(he knew the stuff was fake as well). Early on he wouldn't credit where he got any of the vids or pics(regardless of if were real or fake).

He was doing this mainly because he had(as well as currently) a referal deal with Play-Asia(which he got bonuses for people clicking the link and/or ordering from there).

This caused alittle internet war between him and the Pokemon HG board on Gamefaqs, which I just watched the chaos of.

Part of this was because someone would post links in threads on the board to his vids. Then it exploded.

I don't know exactly why I brought him up... I must have wanted to talk about something mildly controversial.


Oh, OK, no prob. Didn't watch any of the vids, just saw them on there. I plan to get back to Nincada breeding later today.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/10/10 at 5:32 pm

He even got into it with Serebii alittle. I think he stopped with posting fakes(not too sure... mainly because I haven't checked his account since the the little war), although he did upload someone else's fan made music of B/W, he took it down after the original uploader made a note about it. He's wanting to be big in reporting news, but goes about it the wrong way part of the time(part of what he has posted was authentic though). I know he didn't take critique well, as he called anyone(who was pointing out that he uploaded fakes or unconfirmed info) haters. Ah well though.

Enough with the wild stuff...  :D

Back to the game...

I'm at Blackthorn right now, I'll be taking care of the south routes and the rest of the Dark Cave before dealing with the 8th gym.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/10/10 at 7:56 pm


He even got into it with Serebii alittle. I think he stopped with posting fakes(not too sure... mainly because I haven't checked his account since the the little war), although he did upload someone else's fan made music of B/W, he took it down after the original uploader made a note about it. He's wanting to be big in reporting news, but goes about it the wrong way part of the time(part of what he has posted was authentic though). I know he didn't take critique well, as he called anyone(who was pointing out that he uploaded fakes or unconfirmed info) haters. Ah well though.

Enough with the wild stuff...  :D

Back to the game...

I'm at Blackthorn right now, I'll be taking care of the south routes and the rest of the Dark Cave before dealing with the 8th gym.


Good job on reaching Blackthorn.

I got my Jolly Nincada by catching it in Ruby. I also sent over my Jolly Abra and Modest Kirlia to help with wild Pokemon with good natures.

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Written By: Step-chan on 07/11/10 at 7:09 pm

Cleared the Dark Cave of items, as well as the remaining Johto routes.

I'll be taking abit more of a slow down, partially because I'll just be leveling. Plus I'm playing abit of DQ4 and will start my game on DQ9 in the near future.

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Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/11/10 at 7:12 pm

I'm taking it slower, too, since school has started back starting tomorrow. Curse you, Geometry!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/13/10 at 8:29 pm

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml

There's been an update on some of the other Pokemon.

The gothic kirlia like one is a pure psychic type.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/13/10 at 8:50 pm


http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml

There's been an update on some of the other Pokemon.

The gothic kirlia like one is a pure psychic type.


Beat you to them by about an hour, just didn't post them. The valor bird looks awesome.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/13/10 at 11:26 pm

I think I was playing DQ9 at that time(and making those pics you seen in the other threads).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/18/10 at 6:58 pm

I read on serebiiforums that the criminal group has PETA like motives.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/18/10 at 7:38 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w97Ao83gJIs

Enjoy!

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Written By: Step-chan on 07/22/10 at 2:25 pm

It looks like Luvdisc is getting an evo.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/22/10 at 8:59 pm


It looks like Luvdisc is getting an evo.


To quote M. Bison: YESH! EEEYESH!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/22/10 at 10:52 pm

Now, let's see Farfetch'd get one.

Plus, Absol getting one(mainly for speed boost) would be good too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/24/10 at 11:11 am


Now, let's see Farfetch'd get one.

Plus, Absol getting one(mainly for speed boost) would be good too.


Absol probably won't, although I'd love to see it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/24/10 at 12:32 pm

Yeah, Absol actually has a solid base stat total, the only problem being it's speed(which if it was at least 20 points higher, would increase it's sweeping abilities), so I guess the odds of it getting one are fairly low. The Physical/Special split helped it greatly.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/24/10 at 1:01 pm


Yeah, Absol actually has a solid base stat total, the only problem being it's speed(which if it was at least 20 points higher, would increase it's sweeping abilities), so I guess the odds of it getting one are fairly low. The Physical/Special split helped it greatly.


Yea verily, alongside Hitmonchan and Weavile.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/24/10 at 10:42 pm

Hitmonchan learning all of those element punches but having low special attack. Sneasel line being a special based duel type that lacked in special attack as well.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/25/10 at 6:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSJM1LNkpnU&feature=related

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/25/10 at 8:25 pm


Hitmonchan learning all of those element punches but having low special attack. Sneasel line being a special based duel type that lacked in special attack as well.


Exactly. Though I'm sure you knew those without me mentioning them.

I haven't played in a long while. Due to school starting back and interest in other games, I probably won't play Pokemon again until Black/White come out.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/30/10 at 1:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9NCAx1-FLY

Another video, also shows a few in battle trainer sprites towards the end.

Check out the first one they show(Which is around 5:17-5:18 mark)! It now makes me think of a certain abridged series.

Also, the person put up some annotations, some of them are pretty silly.


(Sorry for the lack of embedding, but I'm trying not to burden the site with too much of it)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 07/30/10 at 5:47 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9NCAx1-FLY

Another video, also shows a few in battle trainer sprites towards the end.

Check out the first one they show(Which is around 5:17-5:18 mark)! It now makes me think of a certain abridged series.

Also, the person put up some annotations, some of them are pretty silly.


(Sorry for the lack of embedding, but I'm trying not to burden the site with too much of it)


WOW. This looks epic. I think that weird crossbow thingy was the new Pal Park setup. I wonder how we'll get that new Pokemon "Victini". So it's the new "cutesy legendary" and it appears to be an Electric-type... understandable. But POKEDEX DATA #000!??

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 07/30/10 at 10:16 pm

I'm not even sure of it's type.

Also, the football player trainer made me laugh.

This game seems to be using North American and European style themes in it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/01/10 at 10:39 pm

http://lightofthestars.com/bootleg/bootleg.htm

It's been awhile since I've been on the above site. It looks like they've done abit of updating.

Down near bottom are a bunch of fake Pokemon sprites and art. There's one of a fake Sableye evo, which reminds me of 4 tailed Naruto for some reason. Aiyah...



Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/02/10 at 8:34 pm

Nice site. I like the Farfetch'd evo. I know it's fake, though.

http://lightofthestars.com/bootleg/faketoys26.JPG

EPIC FAIL.

http://lightofthestars.com/bootleg/fakepokemon2D.PNG

Seen this on YT before. Can't believe someone would do such a horrible thing.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/02/10 at 8:46 pm

Off-topic, but...

A while before Toei got the idea to make a train that transformed into a robot (Travelion from Mahou Sentai Magiranger/Solar Streak Megazord from Power Rangers Mystic Force), some generic knock-off brand did this...

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2010/05/redshirt.jpg

WE NEED TANK ENGINEZORD POWER NOW!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/02/10 at 8:46 pm

Yeah... The smurf hack one is funny, because the opening quotes a Celine Dion song.

Looks like the site also has hotlink protection as well. But I was able to look at them through normal linking.

There's also a Pokemon B/W demo bus going around in Japan right now.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/02/10 at 8:47 pm

Oh my... Thomas?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/02/10 at 9:20 pm


Oh my... Thomas?


Yep, the Thomas the Tank Engine Megazord. Combines Thomas, Percy, and.... well, I never watched Thomas The Tank Engine, but that super robot just looked epic.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/02/10 at 10:50 pm

Hehe... Oh the pics popped up again. Weird.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/10 at 7:35 pm

There's more stuff up on Serebii.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/03/10 at 7:40 pm

Well, that throws my assumption of Victini being an Electric-type. (FACEPALM)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/03/10 at 8:18 pm

Psychic/Fire hasn't been used before, I kinda like it. I almost thought of a Flying type when I seen Victini(but wasn't too sure).

http://sep.2chan.net/may/b/src/1280877324869.jpg

This isn't real.(The blurriness for one, plus some people on Serebii pointed out spelling errors)

http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=438346&page=643

As this page points out. ^

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/04/10 at 2:03 pm


Psychic/Fire hasn't been used before, I kinda like it. I almost thought of a Flying type when I seen Victini(but wasn't too sure).

http://sep.2chan.net/may/b/src/1280877324869.jpg

This isn't real.(The blurriness for one, plus some people on Serebii pointed out spelling errors)

http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=438346&page=643

As this page points out. ^


Shame, I like the fake Chimecho evo, desu. I like to end my sentences with desu, desu.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/04/10 at 4:12 pm

It's definetly abit early for CoroCoro magazine. This month's release is suppose to be the 11th, but it generally leaks around 4 or so days early.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/04/10 at 5:13 pm


It's definetly abit early for CoroCoro magazine. This month's release is suppose to be the 11th, but it generally leaks around 4 or so days early.


Yep, desu. I'm training a Garchomp now, almost finished with the EVs, just gotta get some good TMs.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/04/10 at 11:58 pm

TVtropes has a page up for Pokemon B/W. Somewhat surprising, although there has been alot of talk.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/05/10 at 3:29 pm


TVtropes has a page up for Pokemon B/W. Somewhat surprising, although there has been alot of talk.


I'll have to check that out.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/05/10 at 7:02 pm

Now, my good man, what do you like to play?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/05/10 at 10:13 pm

I remember that.

Also, somebody made a tune of his audio and synced it with Pokemon R/B title theme.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/06/10 at 3:03 pm


I remember that.

Also, somebody made a tune of his audio and synced it with Pokemon R/B title theme.


Yeah, seen that too. Garchomp is fully EV trained at Level 50, now I just need to get Earthquake and Stone Edge TMs. (I may use Stealth Rock instead of Stone Edge, since it's easier and I haven't really tried it that much.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/06/10 at 9:02 pm

That's my favorite one too out of the Cosby/Pokemon memes.

Ypu've probably looked on Serebii. A couple of Pokemon have popped up. One is from one of the early shown triple battles, the other is a flying Squirrel.

I won't be surprised if some people nickname it "Rocky".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65t-OzhlmvE

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/06/10 at 9:06 pm


That's my favorite one too out of the Cosby/Pokemon memes.

Ypu've probably looked on Serebii. A couple of Pokemon have popped up. One is from one of the early shown triple battles, the other is a flying Squirrel.

I won't be surprised if some people nickname it "Rocky".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65t-OzhlmvE


Wow, a flying squirrel Pokemon! Just checked it out, I went to Serebii earlier, but didn't see it. It reminds me of Pachirisu.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/06/10 at 10:49 pm

Some people are debating over whether it might be evolution of Pachirisu.

Although if that's the case, it might not be available until end game. A blog by Masuda said that the game will have no old Pokemon through the main story(although he could have meant not many).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/07/10 at 11:53 am

While I was asleep, there was a fake Corocoro scan going around.

http://pokejungle.net/

It's under the title "We fell for it".

It's a pretty good mock up, I'll give the fakers that much.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/07/10 at 9:39 pm

Got my Wi-Fi set up today. Got a Japanese Torchic (Achamo) through GTS! All I had to give was a Delcatty.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/07/10 at 10:55 pm

I've never had a foreign trade(I know it's obvious, since I lack Wifi). :D

Heck, a foreign trade can be used to get a shiny through the Masuda method.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/08/10 at 9:42 pm


I've never had a foreign trade(I know it's obvious, since I lack Wifi). :D

Heck, a foreign trade can be used to get a shiny through the Masuda method.


Yep, I tried to get a shiny Ponyta with my Achamo through the Masuda method. Stopped after about 10 eggs, fruitless. LOL

I've entered the Wi-Fi Battle Tower a few times, getting through some battles, but getting owned forwards, backwards, and sideways other times. I just got done in by a Garchomp. This guy (Alv) used Azelf, Blissey, and Garchomp against my Hippowdon, Starmie, and Staraptor and pwned me.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/09/10 at 12:16 pm

Normal odds of a shiny: 1 in 8,192

The masuda method's ratio: 1 in 2,048

That's if I remember it correctly. It's still better odds, but odds like that are like the difference in attacking a tank with a pen or a stick.

There's been a decent leak this month(although alot of it are ones that have been seen early).

Edit: Also looks like there is something about TMs being reusable this gen. If this true, now I won't have to worry about sending anything like that over!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/09/10 at 3:05 pm

Here's what I felt like when I heard that TMs are reusable in B/W:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs

Also, thanks for providing Masuda Method info.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/09/10 at 4:22 pm

Even Bison is happy about it! ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/09/10 at 5:44 pm


Even Bison is happy about it! ;) ;D


Yes. I mean YESH! EEYESH!

I've gotten tons of new Japanese Pokemon, I think my full list is:
Pikachu
Torchic
Mudkip
Larvitar
Bagon
Gengar
Vulpix (with Energy Ball!)

I also got a Spiritomb.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/09/10 at 8:17 pm

I have a male Vulpix(and a Stantler too) with Energy Ball, that would be good for breeding.

Should have seen my face when I saw Emonga's typing. First thought: Finally another flying type without it's fighting type resistance neutralized by the common normal typing. I wonder if it will evolve or have decent base stats(if it doesn't).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/09/10 at 9:08 pm


I have a male Vulpix(and a Stantler too) with Energy Ball, that would be good for breeding.

Should have seen my face when I saw Emonga's typing. First thought: Finally another flying type without it's fighting type resistance neutralized by the common normal typing. I wonder if it will evolve or have decent base stats(if it doesn't).


Just now realized that about its typing that it nullifies Ground moves.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/09/10 at 11:58 pm


Just now realized that about its typing that it nullifies Ground moves.


As well it's primary type neutralizes Electric.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/10/10 at 6:59 pm

A couple of Pokemon have been revealed to be fake(The prevo to that one Rock type and plant-owl looking one).


There's one up of Tabunne, but there is also a chance it could be fake.

Someone on Serebii posted a Toucan pokemon that is screaming "I'm fake".  :D

(As one commenter said: Follow your nose. To smell of b*******)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/10/10 at 8:46 pm

I GOT A LUCARIO ON GTS!!! I gave my old, un-EVed Starmie for it. (I have a new, EVed Starmie with 180 speed.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/10/10 at 9:13 pm

I need to get wifi sometime soon... Partially Dragon Quest 9.

About Wifi, what's some good info to know about getting started?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/10/10 at 9:36 pm


I need to get wifi sometime soon... Partially Dragon Quest 9.

About Wifi, what's some good info to know about getting started?


I use a Netgear WR2000 router. Set it to WEP under wireless settings and make sure the speed is no more than 145 MBPS.

I got Dusknoir and a Japanese Entei today.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/11/10 at 3:10 pm

Is there a monthly fee for it?

Will it work well with DSL?

(Just wanting to know)

There is still abit of internet backdraft going on with what people think Isshu is based off of, even with all of North American and European themes in it.

:D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/11/10 at 5:03 pm


Is there a monthly fee for it?

Will it work well with DSL?

(Just wanting to know)

There is still abit of internet backdraft going on with what people think Isshu is based off of, even with all of North American and European themes in it.

:D


Nope, no monthly fee, just your regular internet bill. It should work with DSL, although I have cable.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/11/10 at 6:48 pm

Karma for ya, I just needed to make sure before I get the money to buy one.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/11/10 at 8:41 pm


Karma for ya, I just needed to make sure before I get the money to buy one.


Thanks, and I'll also want your friend code when you're ready to face me.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/11/10 at 8:59 pm

I've never battled anyone(well, besides Gohanzo1, my nephew. But that was just to try it out, it was on our 3rd gen games by link up).

I've also registered on the Pokemon B/W clan board. Like on Gamefaqs, I'm the official Flareon.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h12/Step-chan/pokemon_flareon.gif

Now, if only it upload this pic from my comp, it's having issues with me(Opera is so fickle).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/13/10 at 12:47 pm

Now I'm having problems logging in on there...

Weird.

Edit: Nevermind, typed in the wrong thing. :D

Another edit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCgJvKme5_U

Not for those with allergies to the "Taste like Diabetes" tropes.   :)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/14/10 at 8:53 am


Another edit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCgJvKme5_U

Not for those with allergies to the "Taste like Diabetes" tropes.  :)


Haven't seen that one, but I saw another Pokemon Dango with mostly Pikachu and a few other Pokemon, like Buneary. BTW, I have Type 1 diabetes. Had it since I was 10.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/14/10 at 11:31 am

I didn't know that.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/14/10 at 7:02 pm

Well, I guess you do now.

Currently working on training Ninetales and a newly-acquired Mismagius.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/14/10 at 9:50 pm

I got my 5th legit Shiny today: a light-blue Toxicroak! Got it on GTS, girl wanted a Dialga. I can get another Dialga easily. (I'll be getting Platinum soon, plus I can get one on GTS.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/14/10 at 10:30 pm


Well, I guess you do now.

Currently working on training Ninetales and a newly-acquired Mismagius.


True.

This is where I got the phrase:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TastesLikeDiabetes

It basically is described as something being made superfically cute and going horribly right in process.

Whenever we do have a casual battle, I kind of want to record it. I know Platinum has a ingame recorder, does it work with wireless and wifi battles? I wouldn't mind putting on my Youtube account(when I can get access to something that will let me do upload vids).

I do have alot of Pokemon I've bred that I'll be EV training too(something I've been meaning to get back to when I'm done DQ9 and Soulsilver). I might want to add a few more for extra options though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 08/14/10 at 10:32 pm


True.

This is where I got the phrase:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TastesLikeDiabetes

It basically is described as something being made superfically cute and going horribly right in process.

Whenever we do have a casual battle, I kind of want to record it. I know Platinum has a ingame recorder, does it work with wireless and wifi battles? I wouldn't mind putting on my Youtube account(when I can get access to something that will let me do upload vids).

I do have alot of Pokemon I've bred that I'll be EV training too(something I've been meaning to get back to when I'm done DQ9 and Soulsilver). I might want to add a few more for extra options though.

I visit that site a lot (tvtropes.org); I find a lot of interesting stuff there. I found it sometime earlier this year after doing a google search for something, and now I've bookmarked it!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/15/10 at 12:58 am


I visit that site a lot (tvtropes.org); I find a lot of interesting stuff there. I found it sometime earlier this year after doing a google search for something, and now I've bookmarked it!


I found it after googling something on Tiny Toons. Funny thing is Pokemon Black and White aren't out yet(anywhere) and there are already tropes listed for it. Like Broken Base(this happens to alot of new expected releases).

Through it, I found out about other games, comics and the like that I never heard of before.

Things I discovered on there:

Demonophobia(violent Korean game, abit too much for me)
Questionable Content(A webcomic)
Walky Verse(four web comic series: Roomies, It's Walky!, Shortpacked and Joyce and Walky)
Between Failures(Another web comic, this one actually talked alittle about DQ9 not too long ago under one of it's comics)

Plus, the Getting crap past the radar section was an interesting read.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 08/15/10 at 1:00 am


I found it after googling something on Tiny Toons. Funny thing is Pokemon Black and White aren't out yet(anywhere) and there are already tropes listed for it. Like Broken Base(this happens to alot of new expected releases).

Through it, I found out about other games, comics and the like that I never heard of before.

Things I discovered on there:

Demonophobia(violent Korean game, abit too much for me)
Questionable Content(A webcomic)
Walky Verse(four web comic series: Roomies, It's Walky!, Shortpacked and Joyce and Walky)
Between Failures(Another web comic, this one actually talked alittle about DQ9 not too long ago under one of it's comics)

Plus, the Getting crap past the radar section was an interesting read.

Oh yes, I loved reading Getting Crap Past the radar. I knew some examples of tv shows and movies I've seen would be listed in there. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/15/10 at 12:26 pm


True.

This is where I got the phrase:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TastesLikeDiabetes

It basically is described as something being made superfically cute and going horribly right in process.

Whenever we do have a casual battle, I kind of want to record it. I know Platinum has a ingame recorder, does it work with wireless and wifi battles? I wouldn't mind putting on my Youtube account(when I can get access to something that will let me do upload vids).

I do have alot of Pokemon I've bred that I'll be EV training too(something I've been meaning to get back to when I'm done DQ9 and Soulsilver). I might want to add a few more for extra options though.


An old Cartoon Network anime, Hamtaro, qualifies for that.

Yes, you can record Wi-Fi battles. And yes, that would be epic to see the epic battle between Step-Chan and DJ Blaze on YouTube. Simply epic, regardless of who wins. But I don't intend to lose just because we're friends.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/15/10 at 5:15 pm

No problem there. ;)

My nephew won the casual match we had(neither of us had a balanced team). :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/15/10 at 5:16 pm


Oh yes, I loved reading Getting Crap Past the radar. I knew some examples of tv shows and movies I've seen would be listed in there. :D


Animaniacs is definetly one of them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/15/10 at 7:12 pm


No problem there. ;)

My nephew won the casual match we had(neither of us had a balanced team). :D


Wow, the younger beats the older. That is totally unlike with me and my bro. He almost always beats me at Super Smash Bros. Melee. STUPID SAMUS! Bro says I'M cheap?! Look at Samus! She pretty much only uses projectiles! (OK, I admit that Marth/Roy/Falco's counter moves are kinda cheap, though.) No, my bro is skilled.

I have a Wi-Fi battle with a friend from church tonight.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 08/15/10 at 7:25 pm


Animaniacs is definetly one of them.

Yes, I've found plenty of info relating to that show (which I was quite a fan of).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/15/10 at 8:29 pm


Wow, the younger beats the older. That is totally unlike with me and my bro. He almost always beats me at Super Smash Bros. Melee. STUPID SAMUS! Bro says I'M cheap?! Look at Samus! She pretty much only uses projectiles! (OK, I admit that Marth/Roy/Falco's counter moves are kinda cheap, though.) No, my bro is skilled.

I have a Wi-Fi battle with a friend from church tonight.


I don't remember our full teams, but none are ours were even leveled. He had Rayquaza on his team, I had no ubers, but again... We were just playing around with it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/15/10 at 8:39 pm


I don't remember our full teams, but none are ours were even leveled. He had Rayquaza on his team, I had no ubers, but again... We were just playing around with it.


Ah, Rayquaza... so that must be it.

My battle with my church friend was canceled because he couldn't get his bro to setup his router. (His bro was asleep.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/15/10 at 8:50 pm

I do remember having Flareon(Which was my first send out)... and he sent out Blastoise, I switched to a Gardevoir packing Thunderbolt and blasted it. Then he sent out Rayquaza.  :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/15/10 at 11:07 pm

Speaking of eeveelutions, am currently breeding Eevees to expand my team options.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/16/10 at 11:09 pm

I've finished the business in Platinum.

I'll list all of my non E4 members that were prepared post game later on.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/19/10 at 7:32 pm

Tomorrow is the rescheduling of my battle with my bud from church. Level 50 OU tier.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/19/10 at 8:56 pm

Tabunne is real, it was shown in the Pokemon musical in the intro for the demo.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/19/10 at 9:43 pm


Tabunne is real, it was shown in the Pokemon musical in the intro for the demo.


Hmm....

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/20/10 at 12:47 am

http://pokejungle.net/2010/08/18/new-bw-vid/

It's on here. ^

Due to the massive amount of fakes that were floating around prior to Corocoro leaking, some people were speculating that Tabunne might have been a fake too.

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml

It looks like a rabbit.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/20/10 at 5:36 pm

I had my Wi-Fi battle today.... fate intervened to disconnect the battle about 5 minutes into it. :O Stupid faulty Wi-Fi. Come back when you're a little MMM richer! (Morshu from Link: Faces Of Evil)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/20/10 at 10:45 pm

That's rough. Ow.

Edit: Thought I'd post this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaw-_Ix3Eew&feature=player_embedded

This is making me think of one of Kurt Cobain's FM demo songs.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/21/10 at 12:08 pm


That's rough. Ow.

Edit: Thought I'd post this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaw-_Ix3Eew&feature=player_embedded

This is making me think of one of Kurt Cobain's FM demo songs.




Shimama reminds you of Kurt Cobain's music?! LOL

I'm gonna use Pokesav to get a good team ready for my Wi-Fi rematch.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/21/10 at 12:44 pm

Shimama's the Zebra.

The deer is called Shijijika(if I remember right).

There's a song on Cobain's demo that starts with the name Bambi, that's why. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/21/10 at 2:12 pm


Shimama's the Zebra.

The deer is called Shijijika(if I remember right).

There's a song on Cobain's demo that starts with the name Bambi, that's why. :D


Oh, my bad.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/21/10 at 2:43 pm

No problem, I might have spelled the name wrong though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/21/10 at 3:09 pm

I just remembered: once we do a Wi-Fi battle, we can voice-chat.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/21/10 at 10:40 pm

Didn't think about that.

A new Pokemon was shown on Pokemon Sunday, Yannapu(which a toy of it popped up over a few months back). Also up on Serebii.


You heard about that musicals in the game? I read that someone wanted to have their Pokemon dance to NWA for lulz.(Although it's extremely doubtful that you can download licensed artist tracks for the game)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/22/10 at 8:31 am


Didn't think about that.

A new Pokemon was shown on Pokemon Sunday, Yannapu(which a toy of it popped up over a few months back). Also up on Serebii.


You heard about that musicals in the game? I read that someone wanted to have their Pokemon dance to NWA for lulz.(Although it's extremely doubtful that you can download licensed artist tracks for the game)


If you could import music, I would teach some of my Pokemon the Hare Hare Yukai dance.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/22/10 at 5:28 pm

Although, I imagine some people will find a way to make videos like that without being able to use actual licensed music in the game.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/22/10 at 7:14 pm


Although, I imagine some people will find a way to make videos like that without being able to use actual licensed music in the game.


Exactly. Still yet, it would take some serious hacking to make the Pokemon actually do the Hare Hare Yukai dance.

This just popped into my head.... do you see any similarities between Mr Mime and Ronald McDonald? Ronald is huge in Japan, where he's known as Donarudo. You know, Ran Ran Ru!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/22/10 at 11:59 pm

I've seen some vids of ol' Donarudo, including that.

Some people on Mugen made fighters of both him and the Colonel. There's a video of them fighting against Zoma from Dragon Quest 3.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/23/10 at 5:18 pm


I've seen some vids of ol' Donarudo, including that.

Some people on Mugen made fighters of both him and the Colonel. There's a video of them fighting against Zoma from Dragon Quest 3.
\

Man, I love Mugen. I used to play it a lot, but I put it on a CD when I started preparing for migration to my new PC. I still haven't migrated yet, but I had some good characters, like Kamen Rider Ryuki and The King Of Hyrule from the CD-I Zelda games. The games themselves may suck, but nothing's more satisfying than beating a tough fighter by throwing dinner at them.

Plan to train a Yanmega sometime soon. Currently looking for a Modest Yanma.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/24/10 at 7:03 pm

Yeah, I also seen one of Jigglypuff fighting Stinkoman.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/24/10 at 7:41 pm


Yeah, I also seen one of Jigglypuff fighting Stinkoman.


I have Jiggly, didn't know they made Stinkoman. 20X6!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/24/10 at 8:39 pm

His super is Double Deuce, which is a rapid kick attack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYrlH6db56k

LOL... This gave me an for a commercial in this style to Demonophobia.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/24/10 at 9:18 pm


His super is Double Deuce, which is a rapid kick attack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYrlH6db56k

LOL... This gave me an for a commercial in this style to Demonophobia.


LOL, reminds me of my save file for Pearl. (It doesn't have all the Pokemon, but it does have a lot of the stuff from the vid) Also, loved the way he said BERRIES!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/24/10 at 9:25 pm

Unrelated, but I thought I'd post this Mama Luigi song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qHn8RfxwMA


OK, you found a magic balloon, we get it. BTW, the original song is SigSig from the BEMANI game Jubeat.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/24/10 at 10:47 pm

The insanity! What is he dressed up as near the 1 minute mark? Shaymin? A Touhou character? One of the images looks different(like is was the original, not Luigi dressed up).

Edit: The character can be seen on the right side in the preview(before starting the vid).

:D


LOL, reminds me of my save file for Pearl. (It doesn't have all the Pokemon, but it does have a lot of the stuff from the vid) Also, loved the way he said BERRIES!


Although admittedly, that would take all of the fun out of it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/25/10 at 2:35 pm


The insanity! What is he dressed up as near the 1 minute mark? Shaymin? A Touhou character? One of the images looks different(like is was the original, not Luigi dressed up).

Edit: The character can be seen on the right side in the preview(before starting the vid).

:D

Although admittedly, that would take all of the fun out of it.


The character that Luigi is dressed as is just another nameless character from a Beatmania IIDX background video. IIDX has too many of those. BTW, what you said about Shaymin and Touhou gave me an idea... putting Shaymin in Touhou! Its special attack could be Seed Flare Master Spark. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/25/10 at 4:37 pm

Okay, I understand.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/25/10 at 5:04 pm


Okay, I understand.


Great.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/26/10 at 11:22 pm

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SecretOfTheStars

Finally found the page for this game on there. ^

Also....

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PokemonQuartz

Found this, I had already read the Somethingawful Let's Play of it(which is also mentioned in the article in the link). It's a pretty warped hack.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/27/10 at 3:31 pm


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SecretOfTheStars

Finally found the page for this game on there. ^

Also....

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PokemonQuartz

Found this, I had already read the Somethingawful Let's Play of it(which is also mentioned in the article in the link). It's a pretty warped hack.


Crap, Pokemon Quartz looks awful. It's like the translation crew that did Zero Wing translated it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/27/10 at 6:51 pm

It was done by a guy from Spain, so his english is iffy.

His Pokemon designs leave something to be desired, although he did a pretty solid job on the majority of the trainer sprites(some which were edits of existing ones).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 08/27/10 at 8:20 pm


It was done by a guy from Spain, so his english is iffy.

His Pokemon designs leave something to be desired, although he did a pretty solid job on the majority of the trainer sprites(some which were edits of existing ones).


Ever heard of Pokemon Ruby Destiny? It's a hack of Ruby featuring Sinnoh legendaries and a new legendary known as Angeallen.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/28/10 at 3:16 am


Ever heard of Pokemon Ruby Destiny? It's a hack of Ruby featuring Sinnoh legendaries and a new legendary known as Angeallen.


I haven't heard of that one.

Is there a LP of it?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 08/31/10 at 9:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_zCAsSc5l0

Found this in the hilarious in hindsight section of tvtropes.

It has a cuss word at the end, which is why I didn't embed it.  :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/01/10 at 12:39 pm

On to B/W...

Serebii(as well Pokejungle, etc.), have found a leak of possible starter evos. These have good chance of being fake though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/01/10 at 9:55 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_zCAsSc5l0

Found this in the hilarious in hindsight section of tvtropes.

It has a cuss word at the end, which is why I didn't embed it.  :D


LOL. I originally didn't like the idea of Arceus, but remembering that the Pokemon world is separate from our world, I don't mind it as bad. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFQHWGADS


On to B/W...

Serebii(as well Pokejungle, etc.), have found a leak of possible starter evos. These have good chance of being fake though.


Grass: Elegant, looks like Milotic. I see it being a somewhat slow special tank.
Water: It looks like...... like a bloody Water Horse! Seriously?
Fire: EPIC INCARNATE. I hope its a physical sweeper, cause I could use another Fire-type psychical sweeper other than Rapidash and Blaziken.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/01/10 at 10:34 pm

Turns out that the starter evos were fake after all(Minus the Tsutarja and Mijumaru 2nd stage forms, which were copied from the beta art that leaked awhile back).

Serebii Joe(owner of the site), was on the fence, since alot of other rumors from the place he found it on came out to be true.

Now he's getting some flack over it on Gamefaqs. Poor guy. :(

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/02/10 at 1:07 pm

Now it's probable fake, since the person who came out and claimed to do it didn't provide good evidence.

More likely than not, this is someting that's probably going to float around until the games are out and prove which it is.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/02/10 at 7:19 pm


Turns out that the starter evos were fake after all(Minus the Tsutarja and Mijumaru 2nd stage forms, which were copied from the beta art that leaked awhile back).

Serebii Joe(owner of the site), was on the fence, since alot of other rumors from the place he found it on came out to be true.

Now he's getting some flack over it on Gamefaqs. Poor guy. :(


Shame. I hope the fire pig's evo looks like that, though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/02/10 at 8:33 pm

We'll find out for sure in alittle over two weeks, the only only way anyone will know before then is if more evidence pops up toward fake or real.

The water starter didn't look like a natural progression(although ones like Magikarp and Feebas lines didn't either), that's the one thing with me that doesn't feel quite right.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/02/10 at 9:13 pm


We'll find out for sure in alittle over two weeks, the only only way anyone will know before then is if more evidence pops up toward fake or real.

The water starter didn't look like a natural progression(although ones like Magikarp and Feebas lines didn't either), that's the one thing with me that doesn't feel quite right.


Speaking of which, the fake Smugleaf evo looks like Milotic.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/02/10 at 10:16 pm

I remember reading a posts that said that. Kinda funny(When thinking about the possibility of autheniticity).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/03/10 at 3:44 pm


I remember reading a posts that said that. Kinda funny(When thinking about the possibility of autheniticity).


I bet it'll end up being part Poison-type, Mijimaru's Evo will be Water/Ice, and Pokabu's evo will be Fire/Dark.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/03/10 at 6:21 pm


I bet it'll end up being part Poison-type, Mijimaru's Evo will be Water/Ice, and Pokabu's evo will be Fire/Dark.


I've seen rumors and postings for:

Grass/Dark, Grass/Poison or Grass/Dragon

Fire/Psychic, Fire/Dark or Fire/Fighting(Which has been done twice already... I think it doesn't need a third time)

Water/Fighting or Water/Ice

Grass/Dragon would be abit iffy, losing it's weakness to fire(and gaining a 4x Ice weakness).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/04/10 at 10:30 am

Well, Serebii is saying that he has confirmation... But he says there is still a slim chance of it being wrong.

Edit: Aiyah! There is a pretty big war going on at Serebiiforums and to a lesser extent, Gamefaqs over this starter evo stuff... (Not necessarily flame war, but wow....)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/04/10 at 1:55 pm


Well, Serebii is saying that he has confirmation... But he says there is still a slim chance of it being wrong.

Edit: Aiyah! There is a pretty big war going on at Serebiiforums and to a lesser extent, Gamefaqs over this starter evo stuff... (Not necessarily flame war, but wow....)


Man, poor guy. I try my best to avoid post wars, I've been in one, but it was settled quickly.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/04/10 at 10:35 pm


Man, poor guy. I try my best to avoid post wars, I've been in one, but it was settled quickly.


And it's still going on after I got back from work(at lesser level), and I thought the crap going on at the DQ6 board awhile back was bad.

The only ones that are really attacking are the trolls on Gamefaqs. Some others who don't believe there real aren't attacking him, but are waiting for 100% for sure info on this.

I don't really know what to believe at the moment myself, but I do feel something is alittle off(but I don't feel I'm the best at grading authenticity).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/06/10 at 2:50 pm

It's calmed down alittle, not as many threads.

While alot of sites are saying they are most likely real(but not 100% confirmed), some don't think they're legitimate.

Unless more evidence pops up to show they real or fake, we'll start finding out for sure around the 18th(if not alittle earlier).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/06/10 at 3:38 pm


It's calmed down alittle, not as many threads.

While alot of sites are saying they are most likely real(but not 100% confirmed), some don't think they're legitimate.

Unless more evidence pops up to show they real or fake, we'll start finding out for sure around the 18th(if not alittle earlier).


Gotcha.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/06/10 at 6:17 pm


Gotcha.


I was reading at 4chan's(which is larger in trolling than gamefaqs, I go there when I'm bored but don't want to shut down the computer) Team Rocket board.

I forgot which Pokemon site it was, but the person who runs it doesn't believe they're real.

I've also seen people grading and looking for errors and inconsistencies in the art on several sites. Interesting to read and look at, but can also give brain damage like something else Cosby said did. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/06/10 at 6:40 pm


I was reading at 4chan's(which is larger in trolling than gamefaqs, I go there when I'm bored but don't want to shut down the computer) Team Rocket board.

I forgot which Pokemon site it was, but the person who runs it doesn't believe they're real.

I've also seen people grading and looking for errors and inconsistencies in the art on several sites. Interesting to read and look at, but can also give brain damage like something else Cosby said did. :D


YA SEE?! The kids, they listen to the rap, which gives them the brain damage. YA SEE?!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/06/10 at 9:30 pm


YA SEE?! The kids, they listen to the rap, which gives them the brain damage. YA SEE?!


Yep, all that reading I did on the forums over the starter evo authenticity has made my head spin.  :D

Now for something different. This isn't Pokemon related, but it's stil pretty funny(Note: Some strong language, but it's worksafe otherwise)

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=720

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=721

See if you can find the references.  :D

Edit: Actually, I think there is a Pokemon reference in there too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/06/10 at 9:46 pm


Yep, all that reading I did on the forums over the starter evo authenticity has made my head spin.  :D

Now for something different. This isn't Pokemon related, but it's stil pretty funny(Note: Some strong language, but it's worksafe otherwise)

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=720

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=721

See if you can find the references.  :D

Edit: Actually, I think there is a Pokemon reference in there too.


Yep, "Critical Hit".

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/06/10 at 10:20 pm

Fight, use an item or run!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/07/10 at 5:19 pm


Fight, use an item or run!


Well, both of those are pretty indigenous to all RPGs in general.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/07/10 at 6:54 pm


Well, both of those are pretty indigenous to all RPGs in general.


Well, I found that one to be funny.

Also, the second comic seems to make a Pokemon reference(9 foot Pteradactyl and Gary).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/07/10 at 7:54 pm


Well, I found that one to be funny.

Also, the second comic seems to make a Pokemon reference(9 foot Pteradactyl and Gary).


LOL, I was actually gonna nickname an Aerodactyl either Mei or Kimberly, after PteraRanger/Pink Ranger.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/07/10 at 9:12 pm


LOL, I was actually gonna nickname an Aerodactyl either Mei or Kimberly, after PteraRanger/Pink Ranger.


Go go Aero Rangers!  ;D



All the the discussion over the legitimacy of the starter evos is starting to remind me of the Shaving Cream song... I'm going to make a verse off of it(but it won't pace over the original's that well) about this thing here in alittle bit.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/08/10 at 11:01 am


Go go Aero Rangers!  ;D



All the the discussion over the legitimacy of the starter evos is starting to remind me of the Shaving Cream song... I'm going to make a verse off of it(but it won't pace over the original's that well) about this thing here in alittle bit.


Aeroranger! Aeroranger! Densetsu no senshi tachi yo! (Zyuranger theme)

Shaving Cream song? Can't say I recall that from anything.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/08/10 at 12:02 pm


Aeroranger! Aeroranger! Densetsu no senshi tachi yo! (Zyuranger theme)

Shaving Cream song? Can't say I recall that from anything.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyNca5ZEuEQ

It's a pretty funny song.


Anyway my verse:

Some starter evos were leak-ed
Some sites say they are legit
But others are getting suspicious
saying that the pictures are...

Shhh... aving cream, be nice and clean
Shave every day and you'll always look keen


(On a side note, I should post this on Gamefaqs)  :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/08/10 at 2:56 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyNca5ZEuEQ

It's a pretty funny song.


Anyway my verse:

Some starter evos were leak-ed
Some sites say they are legit
But others are getting suspicious
saying that the pictures are...

Shhh... aving cream, be nice and clean
Shave every day and you'll always look keen


(On a side note, I should post this on Gamefaqs)  :D


If you post this on GameFAQs, Smugleaf will PayPal you $10 at the airport. LOL, that was so fadded out.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/08/10 at 9:41 pm


If you post this on GameFAQs, Smugleaf will PayPal you $10 at the airport. LOL, that was so fadded out.


I see two threads on the relating Paypal and Mamanbo, one stating that if it isn't a Luvdisc evo, they pay 10$.

The other stating that if it is a Luvdisc evo, they pay 10$.

There are also two threads called "I told you"... One's for the starters being real, the other for the starters being fake.

As you know, this situation has turned into a big storm, mainly on Gamefaqs, 4chan's tr board and Serebiiforums... Makes me wish I ordered a copy now, so I could find out for myself if I got it early enough.


People on 4chan's tr board also went to 2ch to see what the Japanese users were thinking about starter situation(which took alittle time, partially because of language barrier). Turns out the Japanese users are just as confused about whether or not they're real or fake.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/08/10 at 9:48 pm


I see two threads on the relating Paypal and Mamanbo, one stating that if it isn't a Luvdisc evo, they pay 10$.

The other stating that if it is a Luvdisc evo, they pay 10$.

There are also two threads called "I told you"... One's for the starters being real, the other for the starters being fake.

As you know, this situation has turned into a big storm, mainly on Gamefaqs, 4chan's tr board and Serebiiforums... Makes me wish I ordered a copy now, so I could find out for myself if I got it early enough.


People on 4chan's tr board also went to 2ch to see what the Japanese users were thinking about starter situation(which took alittle time, partially because of language barrier). Turns out the Japanese users are just as confused about whether or not they're real or fake.


If I honestly had to guess, they're fake except for Mijimaru and Tsutaja's 1st evos.

Restarted Pearl due to total Action Replayed-ness. Gotten to Eterna City and I will soon go for Mt. Coronet.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/09/10 at 12:54 am


If I honestly had to guess, they're fake except for Mijimaru and Tsutaja's 1st evos.

Restarted Pearl due to total Action Replayed-ness. Gotten to Eterna City and I will soon go for Mt. Coronet.


Those 1st two were leaked from the beta art for the anime, so yeah... Those are legit. The rest... I got this feeling that they're not. People have analyzed them too, even in a forensic style site.

Serebii actually believes they're real, but Bulbagarden's owner doesn't(but believes Serebii's telling the truth about thinking they're real). PDLH(If I'm remembering the abreviation right), doesn't believe the leaks either. I think Pokebeach is listing them in the rumor category. Pokejungle, which consist mostly of rumors is listing them.

The problem is that another site(from Spain)...  It's called PokExperto, claims to have the game(which isn't released in Japan until late next week), dex info and such(and has been listing them in a Twitter account). It's pretty obvious he's lieing.

As if dealing with the UFCW Local 700 trying to unionize my place of employment weren't stressing enough(Due to complications in the past I want nothing to do with them).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/09/10 at 3:48 pm

Well... There's an interesting tidbit of info that has popped up from a booklet describing things about the starters(unless the booklet is a fake, but who knows).

Apparently Mijumaru's final evo is based on something of a cross between an otter and a sea lion, with the shell becoming a katana.

Serebii himself is mixed on this, which means the evos he has up are possibly fake, but could still be real.

Although the shell doesn't really look katana-esque. But we'll see what happens late next week.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/09/10 at 8:54 pm


Well... There's an interesting tidbit of info that has popped up from a booklet describing things about the starters(unless the booklet is a fake, but who knows).

Apparently Mijumaru's final evo is based on something of a cross between an otter and a sea lion, with the shell becoming a katana.

Serebii himself is mixed on this, which means the evos he has up are possibly fake, but could still be real.

Although the shell doesn't really look katana-esque. But we'll see what happens late next week.


Can't wait for the games to come out so we can see what the evos look like.

Supposedly a ROM of the game is out now, but no new gameplay footage.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/09/10 at 9:10 pm


Can't wait for the games to come out so we can see what the evos look like.

Supposedly a ROM of the game is out now, but no new gameplay footage.


That was a hoax, I think. There hasn't been a ROM leak yet as far as I know.

All I know is the middle of next week can't happen soon enough(as welll Corocoro before that).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/10/10 at 1:00 pm


That was a hoax, I think. There hasn't been a ROM leak yet as far as I know.

All I know is the middle of next week can't happen soon enough(as welll Corocoro before that).


Amen to that. BTW, CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/10/10 at 6:39 pm

Thought I'd mention why I feel things are off and most likely fake with the 4 unconfirmed evos(which could just be a false reading from my intuition though, we'll need find out for sure next week).

Gen 5 has now become the year of fakemon. There has been more fakes popping up in between legit info this time around than in the past. I know gen 3 and 4 didn't have this much in terms of fakemon being made. At least a few fake Corocoro scans, multiple silhouettes, faked gameplay sprites and pics(not vids though) have popped up like crazy. Serebii even have some of these for awhile until he found out(and he wasn't the only one).

While anything can happen, I find that these leaked "evos" were found alittle too convieniently to possibly be real.


Amen to that. BTW, CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!!!!!!!!


In America!!!

Oh, that reminds me! In an interview(from the Pokemon Pia book) with the creators of the series, it turns out that Isshu was apparently based on Western themes. Also the starters are routed in different region mythology:

Tsutarja: Western(don't know which one though)
Pokabu: Chinese(Son Wukong/Saiyuki)
Mijumaru: Japanese(Samurai theme if I remember right)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/10/10 at 6:54 pm


Thought I'd mention why I feel things are off and most likely fake with the 4 unconfirmed evos(which could just be a false reading from my intuition though, we'll need find out for sure next week).

Gen 5 has now become the year of fakemon. There has been more fakes popping up in between legit info this time around than in the past. I know gen 3 and 4 didn't have this much in terms of fakemon being made. At least a few fake Corocoro scans, multiple silhouettes, faked gameplay sprites and pics(not vids though) have popped up like crazy. Serebii even have some of these for awhile until he found out(and he wasn't the only one).

While anything can happen, I find that these leaked "evos" were found alittle too convieniently to possibly be real.

In America!!!

Oh, that reminds me! In an interview(from the Pokemon Pia book) with the creators of the series, it turns out that Isshu was apparently based on Western themes. Also the starters are routed in different region mythology:

Tsutarja: Western(don't know which one though)
Pokabu: Chinese(Son Wukong/Saiyuki)
Mijumaru: Japanese(Samurai theme if I remember right)


Interesting. I can now see the link between Pokabu and Saiyuki. LOL at this:

DJ: By the way, Step-Chan, I've started making an abridged series. Bet you can't guess what tokusatsu I used?
Step-Chan: Choujin Sentai Jetman.
DJ: No, it's Choujin Sentai Jetman.

Serebii has tons of data on legendaries. I'll let you in on my feelings about them after you see it. CARD GAMES ON MOTORBIKES?! SYRUS FAIL

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/10/10 at 7:33 pm

I'm kinda of conflicted about going on there right now, due to fake/real fiasco. But now your tempting me...

(Looks)...

Pure Flying type legendary?

:o

If what he said is true on these... About time!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/10/10 at 7:43 pm


I'm kinda of conflicted about going on there right now, due to fake/real fiasco. But now your tempting me...

(Looks)...

Pure Flying type legendary?

:o

If what he said is true on these... About time!


A pure-typed Pokemon can use Roost. Try it with Arceus or Smeargle or Mew. I'm actually more excited about the Ice/Dragon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/10/10 at 7:48 pm


A pure-typed Pokemon can use Roost. Try it with Arceus or Smeargle or Mew. I'm actually more excited about the Ice/Dragon.


I've seen those examples, minus Mew. A hacked Arceus, since it can't learn it otherwise, Smeargle due to conversion and roost.

But another one I do know of is Dunsparce, it learns it by level up(A pure normal type at that).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/10/10 at 9:08 pm


I've seen those examples, minus Mew. A hacked Arceus, since it can't learn it otherwise, Smeargle due to conversion and roost.

But another one I do know of is Dunsparce, it learns it by level up(A pure normal type at that).


Nice. So that argument is settled. I'm also excited about the Fighting Legendary Trio.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/10/10 at 9:13 pm


Nice. So that argument is settled. I'm also excited about the Fighting Legendary Trio.


Fighting paired with Rock, that's definetly new.

I seen a video of a Chillarmy tribute that uses a Lady Gaga song of all things.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/10/10 at 9:17 pm


Fighting paired with Rock, that's definetly new.

I seen a video of a Chillarmy tribute that uses a Lady Gaga song of all things.


Ah, Lady Gaga, a name I'll never escape...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/10/10 at 9:44 pm


Ah, Lady Gaga, a name I'll never escape...


A song that wasn't necessarily appropriate either... It's called "So happy I could die".

(Then again most songs from her wouldn't be appropriate for that)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/10/10 at 9:45 pm


A song that wasn't necessarily appropriate either... It's called "So happy I could die".

(Then again most songs from her wouldn't be appropriate for that)


Well, maybe for a "while I play unfitting music" video.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/11/10 at 8:29 am

Check out Serebii.... the evolutions were real. And we get another SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>














Fire/Fighting type. FACEPALM.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/11/10 at 9:53 am

I seen it late last night, although he did temporarily take out the starter page...

My intuition was off then.

Unless it's a really good fake. :D


Well, maybe for a "while I play unfitting music" video.


That reminds me of one I seen to Demonohobia(and the song "Walking on Sunshine").

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/11/10 at 12:06 pm


I seen it late last night, although he did temporarily take out the starter page...

My intuition was off then.

Unless it's a really good fake. :D

That reminds me of one I seen to Demonohobia(and the song "Walking on Sunshine").


I seriously doubt it's fake. And I'm still psyched about the new legendaries.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/11/10 at 12:18 pm


I seriously doubt it's fake. And I'm still psyched about the new legendaries.


I was joking.  :D

Most fakers that do mock up Corocoro scans don't go beyond a couple of pages.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/11/10 at 1:06 pm


I was joking.  :D

Most fakers that do mock up Corocoro scans don't go beyond a couple of pages.


Hmm... thanks for teaching me that.

How does this sound for an Elite 4 team in Pearl?
Infernape
Staraptor
Roserade
Floatzel
Drifblim
Bronzong

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/11/10 at 1:32 pm


Hmm... thanks for teaching me that.

How does this sound for an Elite 4 team in Pearl?
Infernape
Staraptor
Roserade
Floatzel
Drifblim
Bronzong


Sounds fine to me. :)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/11/10 at 2:23 pm


Sounds fine to me. :)


Thanks! I tried to create a solid team with few shared weaknesses.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/11/10 at 10:13 pm


Thanks! I tried to create a solid team with few shared weaknesses.


I remember having two normal types on my last Leafgreen playthrough.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/12/10 at 8:52 am


I remember having two normal types on my last Leafgreen playthrough.


I was tempted to have two Fighting-types (Infernape and Lucario), but I decided against that. I don't want to have to go through another friendship evolution, Budew is killing me.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/12/10 at 5:04 pm


I was tempted to have two Fighting-types (Infernape and Lucario), but I decided against that. I don't want to have to go through another friendship evolution, Budew is killing me.


I remember training a Budew into a Roserade on Pearl, I wish I had a Luxury ball at that point.

Something else just popped in my mind. PokExperto, who I thought was lying at first about having the info, was actually telling the truth. The reasons for my doubts were due to the all the previous fakes, though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/12/10 at 6:08 pm


I remember training a Budew into a Roserade on Pearl, I wish I had a Luxury ball at that point.

Something else just popped in my mind. PokExperto, who I thought was lying at first about having the info, was actually telling the truth. The reasons for my doubts were due to the all the previous fakes, though.


I might scrap Roserade for Kadabra, but then I'd have 2 Psychic types... ah, I'll replace Bronzong with Hippowdon, I need a Ground type. I might also replace Drifblim with Mismagius.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/12/10 at 10:48 pm

That's cool.

My only problem with Roserade was me being too stingy to teach it Sludge Bomb, which won't be a problem in gen 5.(TMs reusable)

Spoiler!!!!!!










Looks like Chillarmy has an Evo, just got a look a text dex, but it's incomplete.











End spoiler

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/13/10 at 8:07 am


That's cool.

My only problem with Roserade was me being too stingy to teach it Sludge Bomb, which won't be a problem in gen 5.(TMs reusable)

Spoiler!!!!!!










Looks like Chillarmy has an Evo, just got a look a text dex, but it's incomplete.











End spoiler


Well, I obviously knew Chillarmy would get an evo. I mean, what furry Normal-type that has virtually no use other than Pickup wouldn't? No offense.

I'm kinda stingy with TMs too, but on SoulSilver I did teach my Hariyama Payback. Hariyama makes a great tank in UU.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/13/10 at 12:36 pm

I wasn't too sure myself.

Emonga doesn't have one though, hopefully it will at least have similiar base stats to Plusle(Which has decent special attack and speed, but not much else).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/13/10 at 2:46 pm


I wasn't too sure myself.

Emonga doesn't have one though, hopefully it will at least have similiar base stats to Plusle(Which has decent special attack and speed, but not much else).


Hmm.... I still have my Pachirisu evo theory.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/13/10 at 6:06 pm


Hmm.... I still have my Pachirisu evo theory.


Although the designers said only new Pokemon are in these... But that doesn't mean Emonga or Mamanbo aren't(as they could easily make it require essences for breeding results).

Both Emonga and Mamanbo are found in the wild, so it could be like the 1st and 2nd gen in that regard.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/13/10 at 7:38 pm


Although the designers said only new Pokemon are in these... But that doesn't mean Emonga or Mamanbo aren't(as they could easily make it require essences for breeding results).

Both Emonga and Mamanbo are found in the wild, so it could be like the 1st and 2nd gen in that regard.


Nice, but I was really hoping for some new evolutions.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/14/10 at 6:26 pm


Nice, but I was really hoping for some new evolutions.


Here's what I meant by that:

In Gold and Silver you could catch Pikachu in the wild(although not until Kanto), but you couldn't catch Pichu. You had to breed to get one.

Same way with Marill in Gen 3(although it's a Gen 2 Pokemon), catch in it the wild, but not Azurill(which required an essence to get).

Neither of us know for sure... They could be evos, but it won't be possible until post game(since you run into them in the wild).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/14/10 at 8:38 pm


Here's what I meant by that:

In Gold and Silver you could catch Pikachu in the wild(although not until Kanto), but you couldn't catch Pichu. You had to breed to get one.

Same way with Marill in Gen 3(although it's a Gen 2 Pokemon), catch in it the wild, but not Azurill(which required an essence to get).

Neither of us know for sure... They could be evos, but it won't be possible until post game(since you run into them in the wild).


Ah, I gotcha.

But what I really want is new evolutions for older, not-reached-potential Pokemon, and an easy way to find older Pokemon post-game. DPt had Poke Radar/Outbreaks/Trophy Garden, HGSS had Safari Zone/Radio/Outbreaks.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/14/10 at 8:47 pm

I can understand that. Farfetch'd, Luvdisc, Pachirisu and such really are gimmicks at the moment due to the lack of evos.

I realized that this is the first time I've watched a new gen unfold through the use of the internet. I didn't in gens 3 and 4(for different reasons).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/14/10 at 8:56 pm


I can understand that. Farfetch'd, Luvdisc, Pachirisu and such really are gimmicks at the moment due to the lack of evos.

I realized that this is the first time I've watched a new gen unfold through the use of the internet. I didn't in gens 3 and 4(for different reasons).


Hmm.... those are all good choices. I originally also wanted Jynx and Mr. Mime evolutions, but they're good at the moment. (Although I did see fanmade evos called Princice and Mastermime that looked cool.)

I think Eevee could use a Steel-type evo. Plus we need a good 95-power physical Steel move! Heck, 95-power physical and special moves for all types that don't have them!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/14/10 at 9:22 pm

I've seen the site where those come from.

My personal favorite on there: http://www.pokegraph.com/galeries/albums/mages/Art_Trade_with_Willow_sama_by_MagesPages.jpg

It's also what I named what is now Blaziken on my Ruby file.

Speaking of Eeveelutions, You've read how the Dream world ones get different abilities? Vaporeon gets Hydration for example. I wonder what the others will get.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/14/10 at 9:55 pm


I've seen the site where those come from.

My personal favorite on there: http://www.pokegraph.com/galeries/albums/mages/Art_Trade_with_Willow_sama_by_MagesPages.jpg

It's also what I named what is now Blaziken on my Ruby file.

Speaking of Eeveelutions, You've read how the Dream world ones get different abilities? Vaporeon gets Hydration for example. I wonder what the others will get.


Not sure on what abilities they will get. I named my Torchic Birdo after the Super Mario Bros 2 character.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/15/10 at 11:40 am

Birdo, eh... Male or female?  :D


I saw who the Pickup ability Pokemon is, it's a dog(You've probably seen it too).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/15/10 at 12:30 pm


Birdo, eh... Male or female?  :D


I saw who the Pickup ability Pokemon is, it's a dog(You've probably seen it too).


Male. And yes, I did see the pup. BTW, Serebii has some new Pokemon, including 3 new legendaries.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/15/10 at 2:40 pm

I've been checking up lately, they're the duel fighting types.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/16/10 at 10:47 am

Some pictures from the game are up on Serebii now.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/16/10 at 12:37 pm


Some pictures from the game are up on Serebii now.


Saw em. Pretty nice that the elemental apes got evos. And Desukan's pre-evo Desumasu... desu and de gozaimasu combined?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/16/10 at 1:03 pm

I don't know... What does "de gozaimasu" mean? (First time I've heard the term)

There are a few grass types on there that I really like(expanding my favs even more in the Grass area).

Also like the the evo of Hiyappu, Hiyakki.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/16/10 at 1:07 pm


I don't know... What does "de gozaimasu" mean? (First time I've heard the term)

There are a few grass types on there that I really like(expanding my favs even more in the Grass area).

Also like the the evo of Hiyappu, Hiyakki.


De gozaimasu is used to signify politeness/humbleness, like desu, but stronger. I also heard that Mega Drain has 75 power. Imagine what Giga Drain has now!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/16/10 at 2:17 pm


De gozaimasu is used to signify politeness/humbleness, like desu, but stronger. I also heard that Mega Drain has 75 power. Imagine what Giga Drain has now!


Ah, cool. Serebii also has a list of base stat on the final forms of everything. Emonga, the electric rodent of this new gen, is abit stronger offensively than Pachirisu; having 30 more points in both it's attack and special attack, adding up to 75 each. Since it's fast, that's not too bad, falling into the average area.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/16/10 at 2:42 pm

OMG!

He's got the sprites up!!!!

Edit: The flying trio reminds me of a genie and oni combination.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/16/10 at 4:19 pm


OMG!

He's got the sprites up!!!!

Edit: The flying trio reminds me of a genie and oni combination.


OMG indeed. So here's all the new Pokemon. Disappointing we didn't see (m)any new evos. LOL at the flying trio. I seriously think they're running out of ideas.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/16/10 at 4:24 pm

Well... maybe.

It's about time pure flying and pure fully evolved dragon types were made.

Some people are predicting that Kibago's final form will go Uber, partially due to it's base stats and pure dragon type.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/16/10 at 7:36 pm


Well... maybe.

It's about time pure flying and pure fully evolved dragon types were made.

Some people are predicting that Kibago's final form will go Uber, partially due to it's base stats and pure dragon type.


If it gets Earthquake/Stone Edge it probably will.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/16/10 at 9:27 pm


If it gets Earthquake/Stone Edge it probably will.


And Mold Breaker is one of it's abilities as well, making it bypass abilites that grant immunity to certain attacks... Although, unlike Garchomp, it won'tl get STAB on Earthquake(not that it really needs it with it's 147 attack base stat). The biggest difference between it and Garchomp stat wise is that it's slighty slower and less bulky and sturdy.

Pictures from the E4 have popped up(man some people really fly through the games fast) from what I've seen. You might have already seen them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/17/10 at 12:46 pm

Some people found out what the anti-piracy measure is... Your Pokemon don't gain any experience points.

:D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/17/10 at 3:46 pm


Some people found out what the anti-piracy measure is... Your Pokemon don't gain any experience points.

:D


HOLY CRAP. I'm gonna check Serebii and see if anything's new.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/17/10 at 10:12 pm


HOLY CRAP. I'm gonna check Serebii and see if anything's new.


I'm pretty sure they'll have a patch for that soon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/17/10 at 10:16 pm

Normal: Clefable, Persian, Furret, Delcatty and Lopunny
Fire: Flareon, Vulpix and Infernape
Water: Blastoise, Swampert, Lanturn, Milotic and Floatzel
Grass: Meganium, Bellossom, Jumpluff, Breloom, Leafeon and Roserade
Electric: Raichu, Ampharos and Luxray
Ice: Glaceon and Froslass
Fighting: Primeape, Hitmonchan and Lucario
Flying(which is a sub type currently): Xatu, Staraptor and Togekiss
Bug: Butterfree, Heracross and Kriketune
Poison: N/A
Psychic: Espeon, Chimecho, Mew and Mesprit
Dark: Umbreon, Absol and Honchkrow
Ghost: Misdreavus(It's evo is nice too... but I like it's base form more), Spiritomb
Rock: Sudowoodo and Rampardos
Steel: Mawile(I hope this one gets an evo this upcoming gen)
Ground: Dugtrio, Sandslash and Gliscor
Dragon: Altaria


I'll be posting additions to this list later...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/18/10 at 11:05 am

THE GAME IS OUT TODAY!!! Check out Serebii for major details.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/18/10 at 5:13 pm


THE GAME IS OUT TODAY!!! Check out Serebii for major details.


He got his yesterday and has a discovery thread on his forum.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/18/10 at 5:16 pm

Also noticed the 4th gym's team setup...

Only one can be hit by ground attacks. That's a definite change up.

I really want to know what Mischievious Heart and Slip Through does ability wise.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/18/10 at 6:11 pm

Just saw the in battle trainer sprites, they have alot for different sports and related stuff.

What I've seen:

Tennis, Football, Basketball, Soccer, sport fans, cheerleaders(this was pretty much a given) and Baseball.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/18/10 at 6:34 pm

Here's my list of BW shockers: SPOILER ALERT!!!!














Ran
Ran
RUUUUUUUUUUUU!






1. Emboar? Spelled like that in the Japanese version?
2. A main villain uses a legendary? HOLY SHAVING CREAM!
3. Some of the TMs have changed. No wonder you can't import items. So far so good with a ton of old faves. I just hope we keep Earthquake.
4. CYNTHIA!!!!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/18/10 at 6:37 pm

Off-topic, but we need a palate cleanser after all this head-exploding BW coverage.

Ever wondered what would happen if Dragonforce (band I showed you a while back that were mixed with Eminem) did Hare Hare Yukai? Yes, this is totally fan-made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOTu6JFeRVY

LOL at the SOS Brigade logo on the Inhuman Rampage cover at the end.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/18/10 at 10:08 pm

Cool, after listening to them a second time... I have to say that Dragonforce reminds me of Queensryche and Dream Theater alittle bit(It's partially the singing style).

Noticed the Infernape>Blaziken>Emboar label you have. They really tried some different stat distribution with all the starters for gen 5.

Emboar's main focus is in it's Hit Points(110), Attack(123) and Special Attack(100), everything else is 65.

Emboar will probably have a niche as a bulky Fire/Fight setup, requiring EVs in Defense and Special Defense.... I can't really picture it as a sweeper.

Also fairly hard to use a Fire type for Bulky switch ins, due to it's weaknesses being wide spread.

In fact, the only truly fast one is Janobii, Tsutarja's final form. But it also got a strange setup as a speedy mixed wall(probably more as an annoyer, not too different from something like Jumpluff).

You'd figure that Mijumaru's final form Daikenki would at least be the around 80+ speed, but it's only barely faster than Emboar, ranking in at a base 70 speed.

On another note: Serebii, Pokebeach and other sites have received a letter from NoA to take down the pictures of B/W off of their sites. They still have worded info up.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/19/10 at 8:14 am


On another note: Serebii, Pokebeach and other sites have received a letter from NoA to take down the pictures of B/W off of their sites. They still have worded info up.


Man, that sucks, but they still have their banner at the top.

I'm somewhat disappointed in the new bird Kenhorou. It's 15 attack and 7 speed less than Staraptor. I don't see it being used in competitive play. I'm doing further analysis/comparisons for the new Pokemon. I'll keep you informed.

On a side note, Kenhorou does get Super Luck, which could give it an edge over Staraptor, but doubtful.

Further analysis: Man, the Kibago evo is stronger than Garchomp?!  : ??? And on a side note, I'm not sure if I'll pick Pokabu now that I've seen Emboar's stats. I may pick Smugleaf Tsutaja or Mijimaru and use Hihidaruma, who is more my kind of Pokemon. 140 attack is inhuman, and 95 speed is very usable. Oh yeah, and forget Kenhorou, it doesn't get Brave Bird unless it's an egg move.

http://images.memegenerator.net/smugleaf/ImageMacro/2662997/MediumThumbnail.jpg?instanceText=How-are-you-gentlemon-All-your-Pokemon-memes-are-belong-to-Smugleaf

I made this.

http://images.memegenerator.net/Spongebob-Face/ImageMacro/2662966/I-just-saw-the-new-starter-evos-Theyre-so-totally-not-fake.jpg

And this.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/19/10 at 5:40 pm

They at least have the worded info from the games still up, it's nice to know what the Mischievious Heart ability does. I think it was because they were playing the ROM and not the actual game. Bulbapedia last I checked didn't get a letter(last night, although now that I check again... they still haven't), but they've been low key with the info anyway. Melkor(Pokexperto) might have gotten in trouble too.

The weird thing with Serebii's situation is that Nintendo of America sent him the letter. Serebii lives in England, although his site is hosted in Texas.

Mamepato's final evo might make it as high as the BL tier for alittle bit in the competitive scene, but it probably won't last long(unless it gets a pretty effective setup to make it work that is unknown of at the moment).

Yeah, Kibago's final evo is stronger than Garchomp in attack, by 17 points I think. It is, however... slower than Garchomp by 5 points in speed. It's abit less bulky than Garchomp, mainly in HP and Special defense. But it could still become an uber, mainly due to only having 2x Ice and Dragon weaknesses, I imagine it getting some use in the Focus Sash/Yache Berry area, unless most deem that unnecessary(since a Choice Scarf would be far better).

With Pokabu, it would be fairly rough without EVs in both of it's defense stats. Something else I noticed is that all final forms of each starter can go pretty much with moves that are based on either attack stat, I wonder how much of that was intentional.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/19/10 at 7:38 pm

The ROM was out for a while before the game came out, although no one did vids of it in fear of DMCA. I'm seeing a lot of Choice Scarf action in Wi-Fi Battle Tower. If I see something like a Glaceon outspeed my Timid Gengar, I'll know it's a Choice Scarf. Gengar did survive its Blizzard with 1 HP. No, no Focus Sash, I use Wide Lens on Gengar for its Focus Blast. (Though I should change it to Zoom Lens because I primarily use Focus Blast on types it's super effective against) My Gengar does have the Somewhat Vain characteristic which boosts Special Defense.

Well, enough about my Wi-Fi adventures, back to BW. I've noticed some of the Elite 4 members have pokemon like Bronzong and Frosslass on their teams. It's not fair that we can't get old Pokemon but they can! Also, this appears to be the hardest Pokemon yet, because their levels are in the 70s. Maybe I was looking at the rematch details, though... I've decided not to pick Pokabu and probably go with Mijimaru.

Here's my BW team so far:

Most likely confirmed:
Daikenki
Kenhorou
Hihidaruma

Maybe:
Desukan (desu desu desu desu desu desu desu desu)
The Kibago evo (if I have the patience to evolve it)
The other starters if I can get them in the GTS

I probably won't use any legendaries in the main game, although those genies sure are tempting me.

Speaking of legendaries, here's all I can say about the Bug/Steel event legendary... IMMA FIRIN MAH LAZOR!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/19/10 at 7:58 pm

Ahh... The E4 rematches are what you're talking about.

I don't have an exact idea for teams on the next game...

But it does have to revolve around the starter's type for balance... Since I use the starter in my main team.

There are a couple that I have in mind though(I'll post about them later).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/21/10 at 12:02 am

People have been emailing NOA over their desist letters sent to Serebii and Pokebeach(started on Pokejungle).


I have thought about having you and my nephew(and maybe some others...) help me in forming a team. I'm not 100% sure I'll do that, since this is a new game with Pokes I've never trained before, but I'm considering it(it would be a temporary file like Heartgold). Of course, this will wait until next year when the games are out over here if I do.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/21/10 at 3:51 pm


People have been emailing NOA over their desist letters sent to Serebii and Pokebeach(started on Pokejungle).


I have thought about having you and my nephew(and maybe some others...) help me in forming a team. I'm not 100% sure I'll do that, since this is a new game with Pokes I've never trained before, but I'm considering it(it would be a temporary file like Heartgold). Of course, this will wait until next year when the games are out over here if I do.


If you decide to do this, I'd recommend Wargle and Hihidaruma.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/21/10 at 6:45 pm


If you decide to do this, I'd recommend Wargle and Hihidaruma.


That depends on how I want to do it, I'm also a member at the B/W clan board. So if I do it I'll probably be limiting it to one choice per person(Although I'll limit it to 5 people picking one each if done that way, that way I also pick at least one). Plus I won't know what starter will be picked, whether I pick it or not.

We've got time if I do plan it.

How it will go if I decide to go with it:

I pick one(I'll probably pick last... To see if a starter gets chosen first).
My nephew picks one.
You and another inthe00s member picks one each.
2 B/W clan members pick one each(I just hope no one says anything works ingame there, because that's not the point of little setup).

It was interesting going through Heartgold with the way it was setup, which was why I've been thinking about doing it again.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/21/10 at 7:18 pm


That depends on how I want to do it, I'm also a member at the B/W clan board. So if I do it I'll probably be limiting it to one choice per person(Although I'll limit it to 5 people picking one each if done that way, that way I also pick at least one). Plus I won't know what starter will be picked, whether I pick it or not.

We've got time if I do plan it.

How it will go if I decide to go with it:

I pick one(I'll probably pick last... To see if a starter gets chosen first).
My nephew picks one.
You and another inthe00s member picks one each.
2 B/W clan members pick one each(I just hope no one says anything works ingame there, because that's not the point of little setup).

It was interesting going through Heartgold with the way it was setup, which was why I've been thinking about doing it again.


Good idea. I'll have to study more on base stats and moves before I decide. I'll probably go with Hihidaruma. Wargle looks cool, but I'm not sure on stats. I know he uses Brave Bird since I saw it in a YT vid for the battle with
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!











Cynthia.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/21/10 at 7:40 pm

Done some studying... Zekrom and Reshiram look beast... 150 primary offensive base stat, 90 speed (could be a little better), and 130 power moves. Uber for sure. Desukan (the coffin) looks like another Dusknoir. Hihidaruma will be OU, Wargle will be BL.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/21/10 at 7:46 pm

I've seen the spoiler before...(But haven't completely spoiled myself)

Edit: Seen a fan picture of Jumpluff and Erufuun.(Random thought)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/22/10 at 12:12 pm

It looks like Serebii Joe will be able to put some of the stuff back up soon... I read one of his posts on this forum last night.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/23/10 at 11:17 am

It also looks like Melkor's leaks were the cause of this whole situation...

Since Melkor had to take his stuff down too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/23/10 at 2:40 pm

In other news....

I just went on 4chan's Pokemon board. Someone had a thread up with a picture of Scrappy Doo from Scooby Doo.

You know the ability Scrappy, which allows the Pokemon to hit ghost types with normal and fighting attacks?

Someone made a connection to Scrappy Doo who always wanted to spar with the alleged ghosts in the cartoons.

Looks like the localizers wanted to do a shout out or pop culture reference(The original Japanese title of the Scrappy ability is Spunk). I need to look that up on Bulbapedia and tvtropes to see if they have that there.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/23/10 at 4:03 pm


In other news....

I just went on 4chan's Pokemon board. Someone had a thread up with a picture of Scrappy Doo from Scooby Doo.

You know the ability Scrappy, which allows the Pokemon to hit ghost types with normal and fighting attacks?

Someone made a connection to Scrappy Doo who always wanted to spar with the alleged ghosts in the cartoons.

Looks like the localizers wanted to do a shout out or pop culture reference(The original Japanese title of the Scrappy ability is Spunk). I need to look that up on Bulbapedia and tvtropes to see if they have that there.


Now that you mention it, that does make a lot of sense. I'm gonna hit TVtropes sometime today and look into some more stuff.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/23/10 at 5:33 pm


Now that you mention it, that does make a lot of sense. I'm gonna hit TVtropes sometime today and look into some more stuff.


I checked tvtropes, which mentioned a shout out to a Somethingawful let's play of Crystal version. One of the localizers of Diamond and Pearl frequented SA alot.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/23/10 at 6:31 pm

Reading the Disc One Nuke made me think of the Pickup ability... I need to check what you get from it on B/W... If it's been listed yet.

Edit: It isn't yet. Darn...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/23/10 at 7:00 pm

Kinda off-topic, but a guy in DPt, I think he gives the Hidden Power TM, says "a winner is you!". :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/23/10 at 9:24 pm


Kinda off-topic, but a guy in DPt, I think he gives the Hidden Power TM, says "a winner is you!". :D


I've seen that too...

The shout out was the trainer Roxy who replaced her evil Totodile with a Wooper(In D/P she's an interviewer). It's also mentioned on Bulbapedia.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/23/10 at 9:30 pm


I've seen that too...

The shout out was the trainer Roxy who replaced her evil Totodile with a Wooper(In D/P she's an interviewer). It's also mentioned on Bulbapedia.




Hmm....

Heard of Abenzio499, AKA that kid on YouTube who has all those shinies? Well, he just got Pokemon White. He's currently SRing to get a shiny Pokabu.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/24/10 at 1:17 am


Hmm....

Heard of Abenzio499, AKA that kid on YouTube who has all those shinies? Well, he just got Pokemon White. He's currently SRing to get a shiny Pokabu.


I haven't myself...

SRing for shiny Pokabu... Whew... That could take awhile, unless what the people said on a message board was true about it being 1 in 50 now. I highly doubt that though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/24/10 at 4:52 pm


I haven't myself...

SRing for shiny Pokabu... Whew... That could take awhile, unless what the people said on a message board was true about it being 1 in 50 now. I highly doubt that though.


Seriously doubt that. Check out Abenzio499's channel, he has around 50 shinies.

I haven't played Pokemon in a while, getting owned in Wi-Fi Battle Tower has seriously got me down.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/24/10 at 10:39 pm

Looking at it. Started another file on Ruby, this time with Mudkip.

Don't have a full team planned out yet, but will train:

Mudkip line
Shroomish line
Plusle

I'm also toying with training a Grumpig, never tried that before.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/24/10 at 10:49 pm

That dude has some major determination when it comes to shinies.

I just glanced at a vid next to the one I was watching and it showed him getting a shiny Chikorita in 2,000+ tries. Whoa man....  :o

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/26/10 at 12:42 am

On another note... I see that Serebii has the sprites back up on the B/W dex.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Max Power on 09/26/10 at 3:14 pm


That dude has some major determination when it comes to shinies.

I just glanced at a vid next to the one I was watching and it showed him getting a shiny Chikorita in 2,000+ tries. Whoa man....  :o


Lucky him, I kinda gave up on getting a shiny a while ago. :\'(

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/26/10 at 6:00 pm


Lucky him, I kinda gave up on getting a shiny a while ago. :\'(


I only have one that isn't a shiny red Gyarados... It's Caterpie, which I caught in the bug catching contest in Heartgold(won with it too, must have had a decent IV spread along with the shiny bonus). I traded it over to my Platinum file.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/26/10 at 6:31 pm

Aiyah.... Now /vp/ is making Belle into a fart joke meme. ::)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/26/10 at 6:58 pm


Lucky him, I kinda gave up on getting a shiny a while ago. :\'(


If you wanna try again, I have some advice:

Include 2 Pokemon in your party: Wobbufet/Wynaut and Lileep/Cradily/Octillery. Wobbufet's Shadow Tag blocks moves like Abra's Teleport, and the other 3 Pokes' Suction Cups prevents Roar and Whirlwhind. At least I think it does on the last part.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/27/10 at 1:16 pm

Changed my mind on training a Plusle.

That leaves me with these so far:

Mudkip line
Shroomish line
Spoink line when I catch it.

I'm not completely sure as what other 3 to train.

Some that I'm thinking about:

Absol
Flygon
Altaria
Zangoose
Aggron

Edit:

Decided on Aggron, I'll have to decide on the other two later.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/27/10 at 2:44 pm

Full main team will be:

Swampert
Breloom
Aggron
Grumpig
Flygon
Zangoose

Made up my mind faster than I thought I would. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/27/10 at 4:31 pm


Full main team will be:

Swampert
Breloom
Aggron
Grumpig
Flygon
Zangoose

Made up my mind faster than I thought I would. :D


Nice team, the only flaw I noticed was 2 Ground-types.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/27/10 at 5:02 pm


Nice team, the only flaw I noticed was 2 Ground-types.


That's not much of flaw(with both of them having a quad weakness to a differnet element), mainly with it being the best I think of with what I was willing to train... Considering that one's subtype and the other is primary(with Dragon as a sub). Plus, I can have Flygon take on some other moves for types I don't have(Flamethrower for example).

Plus, I had two Pokemon in HG(the one with team constructed by me, you and my nephew) with Rock typing and Poison typing(since the rule was no primary types are allowed to match, but subtypes are different).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/27/10 at 5:48 pm


That's not much of flaw(with both of them having a quad weakness to a differnet element), mainly with it being the best I think of with what I was willing to train... Considering that one's subtype and the other is primary(with Dragon as a sub). Plus, I can have Flygon take on some other moves for types I don't have(Flamethrower for example).

Plus, I had two Pokemon in HG(the one with team constructed by me, you and my nephew) with Rock typing and Poison typing(since the rule was no primary types are allowed to match, but subtypes are different).


Ah, I get it, no prob.

I've been checking out some of the base stats for the new Pokemon... still shocked that Hihidaruma is almost as physically powerful as Groudon. Zekrom is as physically powerful as Groudon, Reshiram is as specially powerful as Kyogre, and just a few points shy of Mewtwo and Darkrai. The fighting beast trio look pretty good. A little underpowered for sweepers, but they get good HP. Sacred Sword is a great move, but it'll probably get outclassed by Close Combat.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/27/10 at 10:05 pm

I haven't looked too much at the base stats for legendaries. I have, however... noticed how powerful some of the non legendaries are. The ghost/fire type's final form(Shanderaa I think) has a massive 140 base special attack(it's speed is 80, so it's middle ground in that regard)... Ouch...

You probably heard that Bel was the E4 champ alittle while back... It turned out not to be the case, how it circulated was the fact that the game has dummied data(inaccessible in other words) of her being the champ. Would have been interesting if she was one though(considering what her personality is like).

Found it interesting that there wasn't a forced character select in B/W period, considering how the first gym works(being based on your starter of choice)... Although considering that they haven't done it since gen 2, except for D/P's minor muck up due to the low number of fire types(although this is less based on the gyms and more on the last part of the game, with Rapidash being the only other fire type option... Fortunately fixed in Platinum).

Now I'm in the mood to compare forced character selections(and lack there of as well) here shortly.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/29/10 at 1:19 pm

Edit:

Which I never did. :D

Anyhow, I'm at the 3rd gym in Ruby.

Main team so far:

Cirno the Marshstomp(female)
Parappa the Breloom(male)
Faye the Aron(female)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/30/10 at 12:24 pm


Cirno the Marshstomp(female)


BAKA BAKA (wait a sec, Marshtomp isn't an ice type!)


Parappa the Breloom(male)


YOU GOTTA BELIEVE!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/30/10 at 2:41 pm

Yep...

So far...

One name from Touhou

One name from Parappa the Rapper

And one name from the web comic Questionable Content.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/30/10 at 5:03 pm

LOL... Wattson's Voltorb selfdestructed...

On my Aron. ::)


Bwahahahaha! ;D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 09/30/10 at 9:18 pm


LOL... Wattson's Voltorb selfdestructed...

On my Aron. ::)


Bwahahahaha! ;D


I once had something selfdestruct on my Gengar. ;D

And your Marshtomp's nickname reminds me of a Wi-Fi battle for BW I saw that had the new Dragon/Ice legendary nicknamed Cirno. BAKA BAKA! Cirno's probably my fave Touhou character at the moment.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 09/30/10 at 10:37 pm


I once had something selfdestruct on my Gengar. ;D

And your Marshtomp's nickname reminds me of a Wi-Fi battle for BW I saw that had the new Dragon/Ice legendary nicknamed Cirno. BAKA BAKA! Cirno's probably my fave Touhou character at the moment.



It's crazy when they blow up on something that resists it, or is immune to it. His Voltorb would have did more damage using Sonicboom or Shockwave(It's Selfdestruct did 6 damage I think).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/01/10 at 5:02 pm



It's crazy when they blow up on something that resists it, or is immune to it. His Voltorb would have did more damage using Sonicboom or Shockwave(It's Selfdestruct did 6 damage I think).


6 damage. Even with halved defense. Wow.

According to Serebii, they're making a Pokemon typing game for kids that teaches how to romanize kanji. Most likely Japan exclusive.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/01/10 at 10:14 pm

The fact that Rock and Steel both resist Normal(knocking the damage down to .25) made it even funnier.

JPN exclusive, sounds like it. Similiar to Dragon Quest Battle Road(I think it's called that).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/02/10 at 10:24 am


The fact that Rock and Steel both resist Normal(knocking the damage down to .25) made it even funnier.

JPN exclusive, sounds like it. Similiar to Dragon Quest Battle Road(I think it's called that).


I'll have to look into that. Somebody made a joke saying the keyboard that came with the Pokemon typing game would have 493 keys. ;D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/02/10 at 6:40 pm

It might be called Monster Road.

It's an arcade game, I remember that much. You can unlock different characters from all the DQ games.

Or 649 keys.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/02/10 at 9:32 pm


It might be called Monster Road.

It's an arcade game, I remember that much. You can unlock different characters from all the DQ games.

Or 649 keys.


Good point, and I looked up the DQ game, looks cool. Speaking of Japan-exclusive arcade games, heard of Pokemon Battrio?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/02/10 at 10:47 pm

Not as far as I know...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/03/10 at 11:48 am


Not as far as I know...


It's an arcade game where you get plastic discs of Pokemon (kinda like POGS), and place them on a grid to do battle. It's still popular, they did a set of the Shiny Crown Beasts.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/03/10 at 5:39 pm

I see, I see.  :)

I looked through TVtropes and noticed how they're now doing the Pokemon B&W stuff, by having it in folders for less clutter.

Also noticed in the Expy area that they compared Churine and Monmen as Oddish and Bellsprout expies.

While I agree that the Churine line is a Oddish line expy of sorts, I feel that the Monmen line is more along the lines of a Hoppip line expy(they're both cotton based Pokemon).


Now for something I wanted to post about on here for abit:

I have at least three Pokemon related parody ideas for original songs.

The first is one of the ones I've been meaning to write and finish. It goes to the the Black Market Flowers' Kenny and Cleo(the song I was lyrically transcribing here on the inthe00s in another thread).

The second goes to a Bloodhound Gang song, of course the Bloodhound Gang are known more for their raunchy songs. I don't know if I can post the title, it's in military code from a certain bad word.

The third goes to the Cowboy Junkies song Miles From Our Home. I can't really do this one until after Pokemon B&W are released here in the U.S. next year.

Just something I've been meaning to mention.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/03/10 at 7:46 pm


I see, I see.  :)

I looked through TVtropes and noticed how they're now doing the Pokemon B&W stuff, by having it in folders for less clutter.

Also noticed in the Expy area that they compared Churine and Monmen as Oddish and Bellsprout expies.

While I agree that the Churine line is a Oddish line expy of sorts, I feel that the Monmen line is more along the lines of a Hoppip line expy(they're both cotton based Pokemon).


Now for something I wanted to post about on here for abit:

I have at least three Pokemon related parody ideas for original songs.

The first is one of the ones I've been meaning to write and finish. It goes to the the Black Market Flowers' Kenny and Cleo(the song I was lyrically transcribing here on the inthe00s in another thread).

The second goes to a Bloodhound Gang song, of course the Bloodhound Gang are known more for their raunchy songs. I don't know if I can post the title, it's in military code from a certain bad word.

The third goes to the Cowboy Junkies song Miles From Our Home. I can't really do this one until after Pokemon B&W are released here in the U.S. next year.

Just something I've been meaning to mention.


I'll go to TVTropes later tonight to check out their BW page. And good luck with your parodies.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/03/10 at 8:20 pm

Definetly pretty tidy now, all they need to do is redo the other pages.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/04/10 at 12:54 pm

EV trained my starter and Breloom in Sp. Atk today, getting some items from Pickup in the process.

Current team:

Marshstomp: Lv. 29 (Female)
Impish nature
Nickname: Cirno

Breloom: Lv. 29 (Male)
Naive nature
Nickname: Parappa

Aron: Lv. 26 (Female)
Quiet nature
Nickname: Faye

Zangoose: Lv. 17 (Female)
Mild nature
Nickname: Etna

Zangoose is holding the Exp. Share for now to help in leveling when I go through the next routes. I'll be getting Spoink fairly soon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/04/10 at 3:41 pm

Got a Spoink, it's nickname is Marigold(it's a girl).

What I did was caught 5 of them and compared, I then put the other's up in another box. Marigold has a Mild nature and Own Tempo, so you can guess why I picked her.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/04/10 at 6:47 pm


EV trained my starter and Breloom in Sp. Atk today, getting some items from Pickup in the process.

Current team:

Marshstomp: Lv. 29 (Female)
Impish nature
Nickname: Cirno

Breloom: Lv. 29 (Male)
Naive nature
Nickname: Parappa

Aron: Lv. 26 (Female)
Quiet nature
Nickname: Faye

Zangoose: Lv. 17 (Female)
Mild nature
Nickname: Etna

Zangoose is holding the Exp. Share for now to help in leveling when I go through the next routes. I'll be getting Spoink fairly soon.


What's your Zangoose named after?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/04/10 at 9:50 pm

Etna from the Disgaea series.

I've been watching abit of a B&W playthrough on and off for the past few days.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/05/10 at 12:16 pm

http://www.smogon.com/rb/articles/differences

This is kind of interesting to read.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/05/10 at 6:22 pm


http://www.smogon.com/rb/articles/differences

This is kind of interesting to read.


You're right. Special was one stat? Wow, no wonder Mewtwo was overplayed... also, the critical hit system is a lot stranger than the modern one.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/05/10 at 6:50 pm

It also made certain gyms, mainly Sabrina's, a nightmare to deal with... as if having no good SE's on Psychic wasn't bad enough(There was a way to deal with it though, mainly hard hitting physical attackers... but things can easily go wrong).

Also due to the stat experience system, which only existed in the first two gens, made link battling abit long. Admitting, the stat experience system was good for ingame, since it enforced the rule "anything works ingame" to an even higher degree(by being able to max out all the stats on your Pokemon, less powerful ones were easier to go through the game with).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/05/10 at 9:00 pm


It also made certain gyms, mainly Sabrina's, a nightmare to deal with... as if having no good SE's on Psychic wasn't bad enough(There was a way to deal with it though, mainly hard hitting physical attackers... but things can easily go wrong).

Also due to the stat experience system, which only existed in the first two gens, made link battling abit long. Admitting, the stat experience system was good for ingame, since it enforced the rule "anything works ingame" to an even higher degree(by being able to max out all the stats on your Pokemon, less powerful ones were easier to go through the game with).


Hmm... I'll have to dwell on some of this.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/05/10 at 10:39 pm

I remember going through the original games and yeesh, the old stat system setup was wonky, Ghost was supposed to be SE against Psychic types first gen, but a bug caused Psychics to be immune to it. Fortunately alot of things were fixed by second gen.

Oh, LOL... Someone's acting like Geechisu on a thread from Pokemon B&W on 4chan's /vp/ board, it's kinda funny. Especially since someone else is posting as N on the same thread(either that or it's the same person). Also, someone's using pics of Dr. Wily asking questions. Some of it is kinda dirty though... But, heck it's 4chan... Comes with the territory.

:D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/07/10 at 6:30 pm

On Pokemon Ruby, I beat the 4th gym(next time I'm using X specials to help out... Stupid Torkoal Body Slam paralysis hax).

Have got the final member of my team, Yotsuba the Trapinch! Now I need to level her.

I've decided that I will do the "choose my team" plan for Pokemon B&W. I'll post the rules now, so I can back them up in PMs.

1. Two Pokemon family lines get picked on inthe00s.
2. Two Pokemon family lines get picked on the PokemonBWclan board.
3. My nephew picks a Pokemon family line.
4. I pick a Pokemon family line(I'm doing this last, mainly dependent on the what gets picked for me in other areas)
5. No two Pokemon can share the same primary type, if one has a sub type that's the same as a primary type, I'll allow it.
6. No two Pokemon can share the Flying type.
7. Only one Pokemon that needs to be traded to evolve is allowed at the most(I'm getting both versions, but I'll need help in evolving unless I start a temp file go through it until trading is accessible).
8. The Pokemon have to be available in the version I'm playing too.
9. One site gets to choose whether I play as the boy or girl.
10. The other site gets to name the character I'll be playing as, keep the name tasteful.

I'll be deciding which site goes first choosing by doing a coin flip. Also, keep a few different Pokemon lines in mind in case one you choose gets pick or another of the same type does. It's also too early choose right now, as the majority of all english names are unknown(minus Zekrom and Reshiram), again this is just so I can have the rules in back up.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/07/10 at 8:08 pm

I'll go ahead and make my choices:
Hihidaruma
and
Desukan

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/07/10 at 10:29 pm

It's abit premature to choose, so hold off for now(plus you only truly get to pick one, since this is different than the first one, unless I can't find someone else on this site to pick the second one ).  ;)

Plus knowing the English names first will make it easier.

Keep something else in mind for when it happens, just in case. BWClan might get to pick first if the coin flip goes in their favor.

Norman's been defeated(Aron's pretty good at walling while using X items). Spoink's HP type is Ice, which is good due to the limited movepool options the Spoink line gets offensively(Shockwave being the only other move I taught it).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/07/10 at 10:40 pm

Speaking of Pokemon names. I've been thinking of which ones might stay the same and which ones might not(well, mainly when I'm bored).

Chillarmy could, but I'm not sure of it's evo.

Emonga might, due to every Pikachu-esque rodent keeping their names so far.

Pokabu's final form might, but I'm highly unsure of it's first too forms.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/08/10 at 3:07 pm


It's abit premature to choose, so hold off for now(plus you only truly get to pick one, since this is different than the first one, unless I can't find someone else on this site to pick the second one ).  ;)

Plus knowing the English names first will make it easier.

Keep something else in mind for when it happens, just in case. BWClan might get to pick first if the coin flip goes in their favor.

Norman's been defeated(Aron's pretty good at walling while using X items). Spoink's HP type is Ice, which is good due to the limited movepool options the Spoink line gets offensively(Shockwave being the only other move I taught it).


Oh, OK, I'll wait. And I think I know two people who could pick other than me on InThe00s: Max Power and Loki.


Speaking of Pokemon names. I've been thinking of which ones might stay the same and which ones might not(well, mainly when I'm bored).

Chillarmy could, but I'm not sure of it's evo.

Emonga might, due to every Pikachu-esque rodent keeping their names so far.

Pokabu's final form might, but I'm highly unsure of it's first too forms.


You've got a very good point there. I'm pretty sure Emonga will keep it's name. Chillarmy is a possibility. I'm almost 100% sure Emboar will remain, but it's other two forms... Piglit and Pignition FTW!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/08/10 at 6:20 pm


Oh, OK, I'll wait. And I think I know two people who could pick other than me on InThe00s: Max Power and Loki.


I did word the first two rules vaguely, since I meant two people from each site, so my bad too. ;)

You can still keep those in mind though, just keep a third in mind in case the other board gets to pick first.(Since it's just going to be two picks from each board Pokemon wise, plus someone picking which trainer on one site while the other gets to name it)

I might make some additions to the rules for more picks as well.

I notice that you like Hihidaruma.


You've got a very good point there. I'm pretty sure Emonga will keep it's name. Chillarmy is a possibility. I'm almost 100% sure Emboar will remain, but it's other two forms... Piglit and Pignition FTW!


Those two could be possibilities name wise. I seen someone call Doreida(White version Grass type exclusive) Florasol, which would be funny if it actually gets called that(Which would mean Nintendo's translation team either got a coincidence or they frequent 4chan or some gaming board).

Darumakka and Hihidaruma could keep their names too... Not too sure though. I notice that alot of legendaries post 1st gen have kept their original names more or less.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/08/10 at 8:08 pm


I did word the first two rules vaguely, since I meant two people from each site, so my bad too. ;)

You can still keep those in mind though, just keep a third in mind in case the other board gets to pick first.(Since it's just going to be two picks from each board Pokemon wise, plus someone picking which trainer on one site while the other gets to name it)

I might make some additions to the rules for more picks as well.

I notice that you like Hihidaruma.

Those two could be possibilities name wise. I seen someone call Doreida(White version Grass type exclusive) Florasol, which would be funny if it actually gets called that(Which would mean Nintendo's translation team either got a coincidence or they frequent 4chan or some gaming board).

Darumakka and Hihidaruma could keep their names too... Not too sure though. I notice that alot of legendaries post 1st gen have kept their original names more or less.


Good observations with the names. And yes, I do like Hihidaruma. 140 ATK, 95 Speed, and a great movepool.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/10/10 at 6:33 pm

I also doubt that Smugleaf will be Tsutarja's english name(although I can see how it become a fandom nickname).

I've had my full Ruby version team lines for a couple of days now:

Marshtomp(female) (2 levels from final form)
Nickname: Cirno

Breloom(male)
Nickname: Parappa

Lairon(female) (8 levels from final form)
Nickname: Faye

Zangoose(female)
Nickname: Etna

Grumpig(female)
Nickname: Marigold

Vibrava(female) (10 levels from final form)
Nickname: Yotsuba

The Trapinch line is abit of pain in base form, due to the 10 base speed stat.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/12/10 at 1:07 pm

There were Corocoro scans that popped up on /vp/ earlier, whether or not they're real or fake I have no clue.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/12/10 at 3:20 pm

http://oi55.tinypic.com/fyfx48.jpg
http://oi52.tinypic.com/24dphs5.jpg
http://oi52.tinypic.com/126ejk1.jpg
http://oi56.tinypic.com/20qdhsx.jpg
http://oi54.tinypic.com/5xmwm.jpg
http://oi51.tinypic.com/156946f.jpg
http://oi51.tinypic.com/255l1mq.jpg

Here they are.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/15/10 at 9:37 pm

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w27/Nekonin/1287196289321.png

Found this awhile back.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/16/10 at 10:16 am


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w27/Nekonin/1287196289321.png

Found this awhile back.


Kawaii desu ne!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/16/10 at 3:30 pm

Both in shiny form no less.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/17/10 at 5:20 pm

I just looked at Washibon/Wargle's dex on Serebii.

I didn't know they could learn Strength(or Cut for that matter).

I'm glad Flash is a TM now(I think it's been like that since Gen 4), as well as Rock Smash. That cuts out some of the annoyances of HM use in general.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/18/10 at 7:50 pm

Have you ever used your DS at a Wifi hot spot?

I was wondering this because a Mew is obtainable right now through Wifi and I'd like to know whether or not Wifi hotspots are compatible with the DS(It should be an obvious answer, but I don't want to go down to Borders and use their's and find out it isn't).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/20/10 at 6:14 pm


Have you ever used your DS at a Wifi hot spot?

I was wondering this because a Mew is obtainable right now through Wifi and I'd like to know whether or not Wifi hotspots are compatible with the DS(It should be an obvious answer, but I don't want to go down to Borders and use their's and find out it isn't).


I think some are, but the ones I've tried didn't work. One couldn't connect, and the other would connect but wouldn't work when I tried actual games.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/20/10 at 6:46 pm


I think some are, but the ones I've tried didn't work. One couldn't connect, and the other would connect but wouldn't work when I tried actual games.


That's the only problem, I did go out today to find out if Gamestop sold Wifi plug ins for computers. That was a mistake(as is with doing several things involving Gamestop minus pre-orders), mainly because they at first thought that I meant for the DS itself(which was dumb because I used the word "computer" in my sentences). They also mentioned that I could use the one at the food court(didn't have my DS anyway). They also told me I'd have to talk to my net provider about it, but I still need an adaptor either way regardless of what they said.

I also talked to a Border's employee, he said it should work(I'll try at Border's soon, although I'm nervous about trying at the food court, mainly due to the possibility of being mugged by soon bold idiot). Nintendo needs to make more wireless events, this is annoying.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/20/10 at 8:21 pm

I've seen art of Aloe on Bulbapedia with her apron off and slung over her shoulder.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/23/10 at 10:18 pm

Have you heard of the Touhoumon rom hack?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/24/10 at 1:25 pm


Have you heard of the Touhoumon rom hack?


Yep. I wanna try it sometime, my team would have Remillia/Flandre Scarlet, Sakuya, Cirno, Marisa, and a few others.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/24/10 at 5:07 pm

I'm temtped too(but my comp isn't good for emulation right now), I've seen an English patch playthrough for it on Youtube.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/25/10 at 6:06 pm

I tried several downtown Wifi spots to see if I could access them from my DS, no luck.

Either the weather was the reason or there is something I'm forgetting to do first.

I'm going to look up more info here shortly to see if I forgot something.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/25/10 at 6:31 pm

Okay, apparently I was in a WEP setting(I remember it happening at a couple of points), but I wasn't able to connect.

I'm going to write this down. It says that things like cell phones can interupt it too. Might explain why.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/25/10 at 6:52 pm

It says I have to use Mystery Gift. Does that mean I didn't actually have to try and access Wifi first?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/25/10 at 9:10 pm


It says I have to use Mystery Gift. Does that mean I didn't actually have to try and access Wifi first?


You need to set up access to Wi-Fi using the Wi-Fi settings in the main menu of Pokemon. Then use Mystery Gift.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/26/10 at 5:56 pm


You need to set up access to Wi-Fi using the Wi-Fi settings in the main menu of Pokemon. Then use Mystery Gift.


It doesn't show that on the list though(from the official site).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/26/10 at 6:04 pm

I looked up some more, and there are several listed from Nintendo's site:

http://www.nintendo.com/games/wifi/hotspot

The only problem is the fact the some places won't let you loiter doing that without buying stuff.

I could try the circle or the artsgarden again too.

Too bad Gamestops don't have wifi access. Although, why did Jirachi not need to be Wifi spot checked first?

http://www.pokemongoldsilver.com/us/#/news/mew/

^ Here's the site, it doesn't show the need to check for Wifi beforehand.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/27/10 at 2:25 pm

Okay, I'm going out here shortly to try again. I should have wrote down the places that showed up earlier on... I wouldn't have to try today probably.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/27/10 at 5:46 pm

Still no luck, although... I can still try on Saturday after work at Borders again. Others have told me that it does for some take abit tries sometimes to get it to work.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 10/27/10 at 6:55 pm


Still no luck, although... I can still try on Saturday after work at Borders again. Others have told me that it does for some take abit tries sometimes to get it to work.


Trust me, I had trouble at first.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/27/10 at 7:49 pm

I just noticed my grammar errors from my previous place(I was abit tired and still irritated after coming back).


Trust me, I had trouble at first.


One of the places I went to today was already closed, the other I decided not to go into was a bar(I thought it was supposed to be a cafe... judging by it's title), places like that frown on loitering. Bar's tend to cost alot too, which was why I decided against it.

I'm going to need to write down some stuff on the help site in case it help me get through.

Also read that things like cell phones can interupt WiFi signals.

Weirdly enough, a wifi option showed up here at home when I tried it out of curiousity(but I still couldn't get it to connect). It didn't show up on a second attempt though, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to see if I can get it again. I might get lucky.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/29/10 at 11:20 pm

Okay, after looking at a few things... There is really nothing I can write down to try when getting a connect to wifi.

Borders is non WEP type, so unless it's just incompatible with the b type(forgot the number in the name) of wireless then I outta luck with getting Mew(or two of them, assuming I get lucky with both my files).

The Celebi and Shiny legendaries better be a store run wireless event here in the U.S. if I don't have wifi at home before then.

I do want Zorua.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/30/10 at 11:07 pm

It's a very special Pokemon Halloween, with alittle Frank Zappa lyrics!  :D

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h12/Step-chan/1288484657698.png

Some girls like to dress like a witch
Some girls like to dress like a queen
Best way a girl can dress for me
Is in a Goblin suit (They look so cute...)



You can probably tell that I'm a big fan of Erufuun.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/05/10 at 7:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9WIxIK3ips

Xatu remix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpP-Ul6wBz8

I had to click the description at the bottom of the vid to see what was done.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/05/10 at 9:57 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9WIxIK3ips

Xatu remix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpP-Ul6wBz8

I had to click the description at the bottom of the vid to see what was done.


Xatu is quite memetic in the world of MAD remixes.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/06/10 at 10:15 pm

Never knew of the Xatu memes and I read threads on /tr/. But know about a fart meme involving Belle from B/W(started by someone from /co/ board, which I think is comics).

Oh, 4chan... the envy of internet abuse.  :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/13/10 at 7:28 pm

Well, here's another Xatu mix for you: Red Zone from Beatmania IIDX!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgPzpx065sg

That not enough? Then how about Cirno's Math Class?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kda7do44glQ&feature=related


These types of mixes are called MADs (YouTube Poop Music Videos in America). There's some pretty good ones out there, some involving Pokemon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/15/10 at 10:49 pm

The Cirno one, due to Xatu faces over the characters, made me think this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1RaEXhy5Wc

It's Justin Bieber, mixed with the "How is babby formed?" meme.

Although it would've been nicer if they added more to it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/21/10 at 11:28 pm

Looks like the english names(at least the names better be part of it) of the B/W starters are supposed to be revealed on the 22nd(which is now in my time zone).

More on this later.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/22/10 at 10:15 pm

http://www.pokemon.com/us/

(Don't look unless you don't mind spoiling it)

Well, I couldn't really do any better. I consider them to be in the middle range namewise.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/23/10 at 3:54 pm


http://www.pokemon.com/us/

(Don't look unless you don't mind spoiling it)

Well, I couldn't really do any better. I consider them to be in the middle range namewise.


Um.... what? Snivy is nowhere near Smugleaf, Tepig makes little sense to me, and.... Oshawott? What the heck?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/23/10 at 4:47 pm

Tepig would be equal to Tepid. Emboah(Emboar) might remain the same.

Snake/snide + Ivy for Snivy.(Best guess I've seen)

I read someone say Oshawa(to cross a river) is probably the origin of Oshawott.

Snivy was also the second most popular starter nickname, only Smugleaf was top.

I'll laugh if the mid form is Smugleaf. That would mean the localizers do look on the net for name ideas from time to time. This will be pratically confirmed(or a huge coincedence) if Doredia becomes Florasol and Erufuun becomes Dandelamb(Which I've seen as a fan name as well as Snuggleseed, which is too long of a name).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/25/10 at 11:05 am

Check out who was at the Thanksgiving Parade:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayiZ78LgIrI

Al Roker even got their names right... I salute you, Al Roker.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/25/10 at 4:02 pm

I heard about that.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/25/10 at 6:14 pm


I heard about that.


Indeed. It made the whole parade worth watching, even if the part with the new legendaries came right after a performance by Big Time Fail.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/25/10 at 6:54 pm

Funny thing is that I first heard of it from some thread on the /tr/ board on the controversial 4chan.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/25/10 at 7:41 pm


Funny thing is that I first heard of it from some thread on the /tr/ board on the controversial 4chan.


LOL, I don't do 4chan that much.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/25/10 at 7:48 pm

I only 4chan for the Pokemon board as of late, even then it's just to mostly lurk and read.  8)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/25/10 at 7:53 pm


I only 4chan for the Pokemon board as of late, even then it's just to mostly lurk and read.  8)


I lurk on pretty much all boards I go to except this one and the LittleBigPlanet boards.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/25/10 at 8:31 pm

For me, nonlurking: Inthe00s, Woodus and Pokemonblackandwhiteclan boards.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/25/10 at 8:49 pm


For me, nonlurking: Inthe00s, Woodus and Pokemonblackandwhiteclan boards.




Cool, just a quickie: you know who Takahata101 is?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/26/10 at 11:56 am


Cool, just a quickie: you know who Takahata101 is?


No I don't.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/26/10 at 3:49 pm


No I don't.


He voiced Nappa in DBZ Abridged. I have him as a friend on Playstation Network.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/26/10 at 10:15 pm


He voiced Nappa in DBZ Abridged. I have him as a friend on Playstation Network.


I seen some of that, he made Nappa into some sort of man-child in personality(and in some ways far more likable).

My nephew is getting Pokemon White and because of that I'm getting Pokemon Black.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz5F_SZrflY

^ Someone posted this earlier on /vp/. I thought it was kind of amusing.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/27/10 at 8:44 am


I seen some of that, he made Nappa into some sort of man-child in personality(and in some ways far more likable).

My nephew is getting Pokemon White and because of that I'm getting Pokemon Black.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz5F_SZrflY

^ Someone posted this earlier on /vp/. I thought it was kind of amusing.


Three words about Mijumaru plushie:

KAWAII
DESU
NE!!!

I also see on YouTube there's talking Tsutarja and Zorua plushies. I'll post them later.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 11/27/10 at 11:09 am

Here they are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdLiOIv5ruM&feature=related

Plus, YouTube has episodes of Best Wishes subbed in English. Better watch em now, and download em, they won't be there for long.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/27/10 at 9:02 pm

I've watched alittle of it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/29/10 at 11:25 pm

The Pokemon BW clan has moved there site due to expensive bandwith.

I'll be joining there soon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/03/10 at 8:38 pm

Just did it, now I have to wait for my notice.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/03/10 at 9:37 pm


Just did it, now I have to wait for my notice.


That's good. I'll be registering for more sites when I get my new PC set up.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/03/10 at 10:53 pm

I'm going by Flareonstepchan on there. They just have to review it first(They shouldn't have any problems with me though).

Since I know I'm getting Pokemon Black, I'll be starting up the team selection threads on both sites in the near future(even though there aren't many english names known yet, I'll simply update them when I find out).

I will be doing a coin toss to decide which site goes first in the decisions. So don't make the choice just yet, but keep three different types in mind just in case(since each site only gets two Pokemon picks, you'll still have one).

All I need is two more volunteers here on inthe00s(one for another ingame Pokemon and one for trainer gender or name, depending on which site goes first).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/04/10 at 8:06 am


I'm going by Flareonstepchan on there. They just have to review it first(They shouldn't have any problems with me though).

Since I know I'm getting Pokemon Black, I'll be starting up the team selection threads on both sites in the near future(even though there aren't many english names known yet, I'll simply update them when I find out).

I will be doing a coin toss to decide which site goes first in the decisions. So don't make the choice just yet, but keep three different types in mind just in case(since each site only gets two Pokemon picks, you'll still have one).

All I need is two more volunteers here on inthe00s(one for another ingame Pokemon and one for trainer gender or name, depending on which site goes first).



I'll make my choice after (if) I hear the choices from the other site.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/04/10 at 11:17 am

That's if the bwclan gets to go first, that's up to the coin toss.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/04/10 at 3:18 pm


That's if the bwclan gets to go first, that's up to the coin toss.


Flip a coin. If heads, BWclan goes first. If tails, InThe00s goes first.

LOL, stupid coin flips in the Pokemon TCG.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/04/10 at 10:06 pm

I just want to make sure I've posted on there for alittle bit before doing it.

I'm not checking the my email until after work tommorrow, I have to work in the morning.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/05/10 at 5:30 pm

http://z7.invisionfree.com/Vulpaerian_Village/index.php?act=idx

My account is ready. I like the fact that I can upload my avatar from a URL on this site. :)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/07/10 at 3:53 pm

Zorua and Zoroark are keeping their original names internationally too.

Of course, this was one of the possibilities with high odds anyway.

http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/07/10 at 8:53 pm


Zorua and Zoroark are keeping their original names internationally too.

Of course, this was one of the possibilities with high odds anyway.

http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/


Saw it, legendaries and well, sorta-legendaries like Lucario/Zoroark keep their names.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/07/10 at 10:26 pm

Yep. Although Azelf seems to be a somewhat name from the original Japanese name(the first since the gen 1 bird trio).

Also, tear off the end and dip it chocolate end.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/08/10 at 10:01 am


Yep. Although Azelf seems to be a somewhat name from the original Japanese name(the first since the gen 1 bird trio).

Also, tear off the end and dip it chocolate end.


What you call faults I call moe points! Clumsy is sexy!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/08/10 at 12:06 pm

Hehe...

I watched some of it yesterday, as you can guess.

The DQ5 reference, which happens in the third episode, uses the Japanese spell names even in the English dub. I guess they didn't know the international names for them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/08/10 at 2:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AxUpaRaA-0

On a side note, I'm glad they made a second Pokemon(Altaria being the first) that I can nickname Woolen.

(I also really miss playing Bust a Move 4 right now)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/08/10 at 9:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev3VwmpBXyo

The Pokemon theme performed by Powerglove and Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica. Simply put, the most epic cover of a theme song since... well.... maybe Jam Project's version of the Lucky Star opening?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/08/10 at 10:37 pm

Cool, man.

It would be interesting to see them do the original Japanese song(With the lyrics translated of course).

That reminds me, I need to add something to my sig.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/10/10 at 10:17 am


Cool, man.

It would be interesting to see them do the original Japanese song(With the lyrics translated of course).

That reminds me, I need to add something to my sig.


I remember that one, "Mezase Pokemon Master". Maybe Jam Project did a cover of that one... not sure.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/10/10 at 4:38 pm

Off-topic, but....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q21EKHA_ThY

I have 2 things to say about that...
1. There's living proof that she lip-syncs, and
2. KAWAII DESU NE!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/10/10 at 6:33 pm

Kawaii indeed.  :)

At least it's not as bad as the Milli Vanilli mishap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udS5qBrBFqE&feature=related

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/10/10 at 6:35 pm


Kawaii indeed.  :)

At least it's not as bad as the Milli Vanilli mishap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udS5qBrBFqE&feature=related

Kawaii indeed.  :)

At least it's not as bad as the Milli Vanilli mishap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udS5qBrBFqE&feature=related


LOL, that song came on the radio a long time ago and me and my bro immediately started shouting "GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S". I would want to die, too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/10/10 at 6:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1SX8sfqiZY

To quote Marlin from Finding Nemo: "We're cheating death, but we're having fun doing it..."

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/10/10 at 7:42 pm


LOL, that song came on the radio a long time ago and me and my bro immediately started shouting "GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S". I would want to die, too.




I'm glad I've never been lured into a deal like Milli Vanilli did.

Come to think of it, Rob n Fab would be an silly but ammusing name for Baibarina(whatever the ice cream looking pokemon is going to be called).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/10/10 at 7:44 pm


I'm glad I've never been lured into a deal like Milli Vanilli did.

Come to think of it, Rob n Fab would be an silly but ammusing name for Baibarina(whatever the ice cream looking pokemon is going to be called).


LOL, I remember making up an idea for Popsicold (an Ice-type popsicle Pokemon). Looks like they were on the right track.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/10/10 at 11:37 pm


LOL, I remember making up an idea for Popsicold (an Ice-type popsicle Pokemon). Looks like they were on the right track.


Alittle of the 5th gen Pokemon were actually created from someone here in the U.S.

The ice cream one is one of them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/11/10 at 8:25 am


Alittle of the 5th gen Pokemon were actually created from someone here in the U.S.

The ice cream one is one of them.


No wonder some of them look so strange compared to the others.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/11/10 at 11:54 am

Let's see...

All three of Baibanira line, the basic stage of the Dark/Flying line(but not the evo), I also think the Goruggu(Ground/Ghost) line was too. I'm not sure if there are any others.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/11/10 at 12:31 pm


Let's see...

All three of Baibanira line, the basic stage of the Dark/Flying line(but not the evo), I also think the Goruggu(Ground/Ghost) line was too. I'm not sure if there are any others.


That is cool.

On the topic of B/W, ever notice that the Stealth Rock TM is completely missing? That'll cause an outcry by the billions of Stealth Rockers on Smogon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/11/10 at 10:25 pm


That is cool.

On the topic of B/W, ever notice that the Stealth Rock TM is completely missing? That'll cause an outcry by the billions of Stealth Rockers on Smogon.


I found out about that awhile back. Although this won't stop people from sending over their Pokemon that have the move. Stealth Rock is pretty centralizing though, I think there are only 2 or 3 Fire types in OU due to the obscene damage it does(if it was weaker, it wouldn't be too big of deal), although Fire is abit weak on defense due to water and ground moves being very common(Rock alittle less so). Kinda funny, when considering the sleep clauses and evasion clauses(well, the latter one I can understand).

Garchomp was banned to Ubers on there. I remember seeing threads and videos that were complaining(nevermind the fact that they could just set up their own rules elsewhere).

I remember one time someone on 4chan's Pokemon board complaining about Erufuun with the Mischievous Heart ability(which gives the Pokemon +1 priority when using non attacking moves, only priority moves like Quick Attack and Aqua Jet override it). Someone was also complaining on Smogon about Erufuun and that ability, asking for a support clause.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 12/11/10 at 10:42 pm


Off-topic, but....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q21EKHA_ThY

I have 2 things to say about that...
1. There's living proof that she lip-syncs, and
2. KAWAII DESU NE!!!

I saw this clip in Wrongest Thread Ever. It was kinda funny. Thanks for sharing it again. :) ;D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/12/10 at 7:03 pm


I saw this clip in Wrongest Thread Ever. It was kinda funny. Thanks for sharing it again. :) ;D


No prob. Shame about the lipsync though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/13/10 at 1:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0qGHHaJHXs

Not Pokemon, but kinda funny.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/13/10 at 6:34 pm

That wasn't half bad. I was like "what the heck?" when it cut to W.I.T.C.H. (the Toon Disney anime).

YOU! You're not Step-chan! You're one of the Kung Fu Creatures Of The Rampage..... NINE-THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/13/10 at 10:28 pm

Also Captain N early on, they really missed a good opportunity by not using the Pokemon anime(Mainly the Hitmon line).

Somebody did the 9000 comment on one of the vids that showed that too.

I also saw it in the comments on the ending of the NES game Kung Fu.

It was I think:

Narrator: But they're happiness doesn't last long.

Thomas: You! You're not Sylvia! You're one of the Kung Fu creatures on the rampage... 2!

(In Kung Fu, the girl rescued happens to be named Sylvia)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/13/10 at 10:43 pm

Judging the slowness of the of B/W clan site, I might see if a few users on Woodus want to do picks instead.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/14/10 at 8:37 pm


Judging the slowness of the of B/W clan site, I might see if a few users on Woodus want to do picks instead.


To quote GaoYellow from Hyakuju Sentai Gaoranger....

IT'S GOOD IDEA!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/14/10 at 10:17 pm

Yeah.

Also noticed your vocaloid avatar.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/15/10 at 3:49 pm


Yeah.

Also noticed your vocaloid avatar.


Yep, Hatsune Miku in a Santa suit. For the Christmas avatar contest. I just hope that when it's time to remove her as my avatar, she won't sing me an uber-fast farewell song like this.... LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra6_6gOGK6E

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/15/10 at 7:21 pm

True that.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/16/10 at 9:00 am


True that.


They should put that song in Karaoke Revolution J-Mix. LOL

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 12/16/10 at 12:58 pm


Yep, Hatsune Miku in a Santa suit. For the Christmas avatar contest.

Yeah, I saw that the other day. I kinda like how she looks in it.



I just hope that when it's time to remove her as my avatar, she won't sing me an uber-fast farewell song like this.... LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra6_6gOGK6E


;)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/16/10 at 6:54 pm


They should put that song in Karaoke Revolution J-Mix. LOL


That would be interesting. :)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/16/10 at 9:05 pm


That would be interesting. :)


Indeed, if it was on PS3, there should be a Platinum trophy just for beating that song.

On the topic of Vocaloid, heard of a game called Project Diva? It's an arcade rhythm-action game featuring music by Hatsune Miku and other Vocaloids. The gameplay could be considered a cross between Pop'n Music and the guard phase of Gitaroo-Man.

Back to Pokemon, I noticed in Best Wishes, Ash now has all 3 starters. And his Mamepato is a girl, much to his surprise.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/17/10 at 12:47 am

I've heard of it on the Vocaloid board on iichan.

His Chikorita/Bayleef, Gliscor(I think), and Aipom/Ambipom(traded to Dawn) are as well.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/17/10 at 1:50 pm


I've heard of it on the Vocaloid board on iichan.

His Chikorita/Bayleef, Gliscor(I think), and Aipom/Ambipom(traded to Dawn) are as well.


Hmm, I knew Bayleef was, but Gliscor and Ambipom? Weird. I think May's Blaziken is a boy, but I'm not sure. We know Sceptile is because it was in love with a female Meganium, and Marshtomp is because it was in love with a female Flaaffy, but we don't know Blaziken's gender yet.

Speaking of Blaziken in the anime, the one belonging to Rafe in the Deoxys movie was awesome. He went all-out against the Deoxys clones and even used his jumping power to power the windmills!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/17/10 at 7:40 pm

I haven't seen the Deoxys movie myself, only the first two, the Darkrai and the Shaymin/Giratina one.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/17/10 at 9:08 pm


I haven't seen the Deoxys movie myself, only the first two, the Darkrai and the Shaymin/Giratina one.


I liked the Darkrai movie, it's one of the best. And the Shaymin/Giratina one was cool. Ever notice that in the movies, Giratina sounds just like Mothra?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/17/10 at 11:06 pm

It's been awhile, so I don't remember.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/18/10 at 4:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkPl7HdIguM&feature=related

I've been watching this guy's analysis on and off of 5th gen Pokemon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/20/10 at 6:55 pm

The Pokemon in that video doesn't look half bad! It's base stats are very good for a tank. Maybe Hippowdon will lose title for bulkiest OU Pokemon?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/20/10 at 10:57 pm

Shubarago, being the new Hippowdon? Don't know.

Although Erdrick/Loto would be a good nickname for it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/21/10 at 8:04 am


Shubarago, being the new Hippowdon? Don't know.

Although Erdrick/Loto would be a good nickname for it.


Erdrick? Anything like Edward Elric? XD

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/21/10 at 11:26 am

Erdrick/Loto, from the Dragon Quest series(Erdrick is actually being used again for a set of armor and weapon you can get in Dragon quest 9, Loto is from the Japanese version and Gameboy remakes).

http://pokejungle.net/2010/12/20/shiny-dogs-gamestop/

Shiny beasts will be available soon at Gamestop.

Although I really want Celebi to be available there too.

Hopefully I'll get my Wifi modem before that happens if it's Wifi only.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/21/10 at 12:21 pm


Erdrick/Loto, from the Dragon Quest series(Erdrick is actually being used again for a set of armor and weapon you can get in Dragon quest 9, Loto is from the Japanese version and Gameboy remakes).

http://pokejungle.net/2010/12/20/shiny-dogs-gamestop/

Shiny beasts will be available soon at Gamestop.

Although I really want Celebi to be available there too.

Hopefully I'll get my Wifi modem before that happens if it's Wifi only.


I'll look into the shiny beasts giveaway. And thanks for clearing those DQ names up.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/21/10 at 10:14 pm

I wonder if you only need one to trigger the event.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/25/10 at 1:04 am

Apparently, the elemental monkeys' english names have been revealed!

(Baoppu, fire type)>Pansear
(Hiyappu- water type)>Panpour
(Yannapu- grass type)>Pansage

Now, this isn't 100% confirmed yet.

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/25/10 at 5:03 pm


Apparently, the elemental monkeys' english names have been revealed!

(Baoppu, fire type)>Pansear
(Hiyappu- water type)>Panpour
(Yannapu- grass type)>Pansage

Now, this isn't 100% confirmed yet.

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml


Not bad for those names...

I got the Pokemon TCG HGSS Series Collection as a Christmas present... first pack I opened and I got Lugia Legend (upper half): a card so ultra-rare that it takes 2 cards to put the whole card together. I have the upper half, I need the lower.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/25/10 at 8:50 pm

My family wasn't able to give me mine yet, although it's just money, so no hurry. Although someone on Woodus mentioned that Nintendo stopped making Wifi adapters, I'll either have to find one used or look into wireless internet options.

As for what I got them:

Zeke(Gohanzo1): PS2 controller, a few packs of Yu-Gi-Oh(A rare card he was looking for happened to be in one of them) and Mint Chocolate M&Ms.
My Dad: Angel(CD of a band with some of the members of KISS), AC/DC Live at Donnington DVD and a 2 Liter of Cream Soda.
My Sister: Hairdryer and Kit Kats(She only asked for a hairdryer).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/25/10 at 9:10 pm

I got the new DDR, Soul Calibur 4, Pokemon TCG HGSS Collector's Set, Toy Story 3 Blu-Ray, a Fushigi ball, a Bible case, an In God I Trust T-shirt, Hyper Dash (a frantic electronic toy/game), some books, a balloon-powered train (don't ask), Hot Wheels car, briefs, church socks, a high-powered flashlight, lots of money from cousins, and some candy.

I gave my bro 2 movies (I Robot and Excalibur) and my church teachers candles and pocket calendars. Plus I gave Christmas cards to my church youth group.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/25/10 at 9:21 pm

My nephew pretty much made off like a bandit this Christmas too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/25/10 at 9:23 pm

LOL, indeed.

I've been wondering.... off-topic, but what should my new avatar be?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/26/10 at 3:07 am

Not sure...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYQNCRbjrUY&NR=1

Found this, someone actually used this song with alot of different Pokemon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/26/10 at 9:07 pm

I'm not sure what to think of that vid....

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/27/10 at 6:17 pm

That's one of the tamer ones too, I made sure to be careful in my choice of linking as quite abit of the others are more suggestive with the use of gijinka versions of the Pokemon. All of the vids use the same song too.

I've gotten alittle tired of /vp/ on 4chan(Although I do take quick peeks at the board still) as of late and am now lurking and reading in /co/(comics and cartoons).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/27/10 at 9:29 pm


That's one of the tamer ones too, I made sure to be careful in my choice of linking as quite abit of the others are more suggestive with the use of gijinka versions of the Pokemon. All of the vids use the same song too.

I've gotten alittle tired of /vp/ on 4chan(Although I do take quick peeks at the board still) as of late and am now lurking and reading in /co/(comics and cartoons).


I don't go to 4chan that often.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/27/10 at 9:58 pm

It's good not to. I mainly read some of the threads there, but rarely post.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/27/10 at 11:58 pm

http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/

New Pokemon names and the Prof.'s name are up.

Not sure what you'll think of Hihidaruma's new name.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/28/10 at 9:23 am

Darmanitan, huh? Not bad. I also like Klink for Gear.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/28/10 at 12:46 pm

Minccino for Chillarmy, I'm now more convinced that Chillaccino is likely to remain the same or mostly the same.

The only one that made me kinda groan alittle is Mamepato's English name "Pidove".

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/28/10 at 3:17 pm


Minccino for Chillarmy, I'm now more convinced that Chillaccino is likely to remain the same or mostly the same.

The only one that made me kinda groan alittle is Mamepato's English name "Pidove".


I agree with Pidove, and I also noticed they kept Munna's name.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/28/10 at 4:10 pm

http://images9.cpcache.com/product/ytp-youtube+poop-star/199448009v1_225x225_Front.jpg

LOL, not related to Pokemon, but guess the reference.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/28/10 at 4:18 pm

Munna wasn't too surprising(easy name to keep).


I don't know the reference of that one.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/28/10 at 9:29 pm


Munna wasn't too surprising(easy name to keep).


I don't know the reference of that one.


Listen to the Lucky Star theme song in Japanese. The first lyrics "Aimai san cm" sounds like "I buy sausage". You can't unhear it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/28/10 at 10:21 pm

Oh, okay... That song usually flies like a hurricane in the early parts.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/28/10 at 10:51 pm

Sees the Chillarmy tribute vid on Youtube...

Hey, she updated the name!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/29/10 at 10:45 am


Oh, okay... That song usually flies like a hurricane in the early parts.


Indeed. It's impossible to get it out of your head. BONBON! OUENDAN! LET'S GET CHERRY PIE!

Also, not Pokemon related, but I got Soul Calibur 4 recently and I have noticed that Amy Sorel looks like Vocaloid Teto Kasane. I'll put up a picture comparison eventually.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/29/10 at 10:11 pm

I believe they also have a character on Soul Calibur 4 that's based off of Angol Mois from Sgt. Frog, at least it's one of the Soul Calibur games.

(I think her name is Angol Fear or something like that)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/30/10 at 8:33 am


I believe they also have a character on Soul Calibur 4 that's based off of Angol Mois from Sgt. Frog, at least it's one of the Soul Calibur games.

(I think her name is Angol Fear or something like that)


I have unlocked Angol Fear, I will try to look into the comparison.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/30/10 at 12:52 pm

It's mostly the weapon, the outfit is somewhat similiar too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/31/10 at 12:18 pm

http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149651

I remember finding out about this last year.

I didn't know it was Captain N-esque.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 12/31/10 at 1:12 pm

Interesting... wasn't Simon Belmont in Captain N?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/31/10 at 4:28 pm


Interesting... wasn't Simon Belmont in Captain N?


A warped version of him anyway(along with alot of other characters).

Interestingly enough, the person who voiced the eggplant wizard in Captain N also did Ryoga's english dub voice in Ranma 1/2.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/31/10 at 6:02 pm

http://pokejungle.net/

Thank goodness!

I don't know if I'll be able to get a Wifi adapter(someone said Nintendo stopped making them awhile back) or be able to afford a change in internet service.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/31/10 at 11:09 pm

About flipto the coin to determine which site I start team choices threads for B/W with...

Heads: Inthe00s Tails: Woodus

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 12/31/10 at 11:10 pm

Inthe00s will be first!

I'll start the thread after work!

Edit: Had to reword.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/01/11 at 10:56 am

Well, you know who I like...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/01/11 at 5:13 pm

I do, but I want to make sure you post it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/07/11 at 12:14 am

Although not Pokemon related...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r40_SLs0IdA

Miku hack of Mega Man 2.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/07/11 at 5:37 pm


Although not Pokemon related...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r40_SLs0IdA

Miku hack of Mega Man 2.


That was epic beyond words. Instead of using Rush as a platform, she uses leek... AWESOME. That guy should do Miku Man 10 for PS3. It could have Miku and Teto playable (Teto would replace Protoman), and Rin Kagamine could be downloadable like they did with Bass.

On the topic of Pokemon, my bro is getting the both of us Shiny Raikou tomorrow on his lunch break!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/07/11 at 6:47 pm

I could do it tommorrow for thw shiny Raikou, depends on whether or not it's decent outside.

I can still get one of the others though(since I don't care about which I go to get).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/07/11 at 8:48 pm


I could do it tommorrow for thw shiny Raikou, depends on whether or not it's decent outside.

I can still get one of the others though(since I don't care about which I go to get).


I would like all 3, but one is enough for Zoroark. Hope they're good-natured, cause I'd love to storm a tournament with one of them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/07/11 at 9:29 pm

In my case, Celebi is the one I'm more interested in. Me and nephew will drop by Gamestop tommorrow.

Now I'm trying to think of a name for the trainer in B/W, since this is a colab between inthe00s and woodus for my team, I want the name to reference both somehow.

Hmm....

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/08/11 at 12:16 pm


In my case, Celebi is the one I'm more interested in. Me and nephew will drop by Gamestop tommorrow.

Now I'm trying to think of a name for the trainer in B/W, since this is a colab between inthe00s and woodus for my team, I want the name to reference both somehow.

Hmm....


If you go tomorrow, you'll get Entei.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/08/11 at 2:51 pm

It says Entei starts on the 17th from what I read.

http://www.thepokemoncentre.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=news&thread=108&page=1

And Suicune starts on my Birthday.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/08/11 at 8:58 pm


It says Entei starts on the 17th from what I read.

http://www.thepokemoncentre.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=news&thread=108&page=1

And Suicune starts on my Birthday.


I thought Raikou went til the 9th, then Entei started the day afterward. Anyways, my bro's coming home now with 3 Raikous altogether: one on my SoulSilver, one on my Pearl, and one on his Diamond. It'd be something if I got Adamant and Jolly ones and he got a Modest/Timid one... but I'm hoping for a good-natured one.

Edit: Got them! Turns out both of them are Rash, which boosts Special Attack, so I'm happy. I'll leave the one on Pearl as is for a collector's item, and train the other one on SoulSilver and replace all the moves but Aura Sphere.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/09/11 at 12:16 am

Both me and my nephew's are the same too nature wise. I guess they have fixed natures on them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/09/11 at 2:02 pm


Both me and my nephew's are the same too nature wise. I guess they have fixed natures on them.


Yeah, Raikou always has a Rash nature, just like in Japan.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/09/11 at 2:24 pm

I wonder what the other's natures are... Are they all the same?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/09/11 at 4:21 pm

Looks on Serebii, reads that the Celebi event is for all 4th gen games...

My face when

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h12/Step-chan/1294609628983.jpg

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/09/11 at 6:20 pm


I wonder what the other's natures are... Are they all the same?


Suicune is Relaxed, Entei is Adamant.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/09/11 at 8:02 pm

Thank you, I never did pay much attention to the natures when I seen the Japanese download of them. :)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/09/11 at 8:10 pm


Thank you, I never did pay much attention to the natures when I seen the Japanese download of them. :)


No prob. Relaxed for Suicune is decent, but I would've preferred Modest. (Yeah, I'm a sweep-nut.) Adamant for Entei is great, but Jolly probably would've been better.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/10/11 at 1:03 am

I can see that.

Oh, you know that unusual video I posted with the Doreida(that went to a weird song).

I found out what the song is and where's it's from:

It's called "Won't you take a miracle medicine?"(Shinryaku Ika Musume) and it's from some anime(I think) called Capsule Princess.

Although it works better with Pokemon than the original series it's from(since you can give them different nutrients for EV boosting).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/10/11 at 8:49 pm


I can see that.

Oh, you know that unusual video I posted with the Doreida(that went to a weird song).

I found out what the song is and where's it's from:

It's called "Won't you take a miracle medicine?"(Shinryaku Ika Musume) and it's from some anime(I think) called Capsule Princess.

Although it works better with Pokemon than the original series it's from(since you can give them different nutrients for EV boosting).


Ah, I see... one of my fave fan-made Pokemon vids like that would be the Pikachu Leekspin.

Double leek = Dividing by zero

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/11/11 at 5:49 pm

I think I might be wrong it being an anime...

I'm looking up something right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbjwXA0aTa4

The Capsule Princess part is correct, but it might be a game or something like that... I'm not for certain now.

A few of the other Pokemon ones are pretty funny. Desukan for instances, changes the pitch of the song to make it sound spooky and demonic, plus Desukan turns into SSJ Broly at point.

They even have one for N. At one point Bel accidently hits N with medicine and N turns into a girl because of it. The medicine must of had water from the spring of drowned girl in it(Ranma 1/2 reference).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/11/11 at 9:05 pm


I think I might be wrong it being an anime...

I'm looking up something right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbjwXA0aTa4

The Capsule Princess part is correct, but it might be a game or something like that... I'm not for certain now.

A few of the other Pokemon ones are pretty funny. Desukan for instances, changes the pitch of the song to make it sound spooky and demonic, plus Desukan turns into SSJ Broly at point.

They even have one for N. At one point Bel accidently hits N with medicine and N turns into a girl because of it. The medicine must of had water from the spring of drowned girl in it(Ranma 1/2 reference).


OMG it's from Pop'n Music, one of Konami's BEMANI games. Can't believe I didn't notice that. Pop'n is a game where you slap huge buttons in time to the music. Some of the songs are INTENSE.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/11/11 at 9:25 pm

I never heard of that series myself before finding the vids.

Something I noticed with the team selection bestowed on me is that both Darmanitan and Sazandora's prevos have Hustle as their abilities, that's going to make battling(unless I use special attacks, but that only works good with Sazandora's prevos, Darumakka has really low special attack) even more reliant on the RNG(nothing like moves having 80% of their base accuracy).

:D

Oh well, I made it through Heartgold with a Ariados on my team, I'll make it through this too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/11/11 at 9:32 pm


I never heard of that series myself before finding the vids.

Something I noticed with the team selection bestowed on me is that both Darmanitan and Sazandora's prevos have Hustle as their abilities, that's going to make battling(unless I use special attacks, but that only works good with Sazandora's prevos, Darumakka has really low special attack) even more reliant on the RNG(nothing like moves having 80% of their base accuracy).

:D

Oh well, I made it through Heartgold with a Ariados on my team, I'll make it through this too.


I beat Palmer with a Lickilicky on my team. If I can do that, anyone anywhere can do anything.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/11/11 at 9:42 pm

Well, Lickilicky does have more going for it than Ariados in some areas. Although Palmer is also harder than ingame trainers(due to the battle tower hax).

And at least there will only be one Hustle-mon at a time, due to Monozu not being catchable until late game.

I actually thought that Hustle affected the accuracy of special attack moves too, until I read otherwise.

It's a shame that Darumakka doesn't learn a couple of perfect accuracy moves.

I wonder... due X accuracies still positively affect Pokemon with Hustle?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/12/11 at 4:20 pm


Well, Lickilicky does have more going for it than Ariados in some areas. Although Palmer is also harder than ingame trainers(due to the battle tower hax).

And at least there will only be one Hustle-mon at a time, due to Monozu not being catchable until late game.

I actually thought that Hustle affected the accuracy of special attack moves too, until I read otherwise.

It's a shame that Darumakka doesn't learn a couple of perfect accuracy moves.

I wonder... due X accuracies still positively affect Pokemon with Hustle?


Probably. But still not up to regular, non-Hustle standards.

Off-topic quickie: how far have you watched Lucky Star? I've watched 3 and a half episodes, plus many different clips. And also, Angol Fear in Soul Calibur 4 was created by the manga artist who did Sgt. Frog.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/12/11 at 10:15 pm

So far the first eight episodes, I've been behind due to work being abit of a drain at times. I've also been meaning to finish DQ9 and Pokemon SS.

I also have the first Ninja Turtle movie to get around to watching(as well as some Super Mario cartoons).

I read on TVtropes about Angol Fear being created by him.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/13/11 at 9:51 am


So far the first eight episodes, I've been behind due to work being abit of a drain at times. I've also been meaning to finish DQ9 and Pokemon SS.

I also have the first Ninja Turtle movie to get around to watching(as well as some Super Mario cartoons).

I read on TVtropes about Angol Fear being created by him.


I got some Mario cartoons lately. I like the Super Mario World cartoon the best. Especially "Mama Luigi"... as for Lucky Star, all I can say is.... TIMOTEI! TIMOTEI! TIMOTEEEEEEEEEI!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 6:04 pm

Mine are from the Super Mario Super Show.

I remember who they had on the Super Mario 3 cartoons, Milli Vanilla was in one of the episodes. After the controversy and confession happened, the songs were edited(cheesily edited at that, using an instrumental melody as a replacement).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 6:27 pm

*Looks at 4chan's Pokemon board for something on the english name leaks.... Finds a thread...*

Aiyah, it's like the starter Pokemon evo leak all over again.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/13/11 at 8:17 pm


Mine are from the Super Mario Super Show.

I remember who they had on the Super Mario 3 cartoons, Milli Vanilla was in one of the episodes. After the controversy and confession happened, the songs were edited(cheesily edited at that, using an instrumental melody as a replacement).


Milli Vanilla? I remember in the Super Mario World episode "Rock TV" King Koopa had "Vanilla Ice Age" on Rock TV, who jumped out and danced to a instrumental of "Ice Ice Baby". During this, one of the cavepeople shouted "Ice Age Baby!"

Also, this quote pretty much speaks LOLWUT for itself.

(Mario and Luigi come home to Dome Castle with a Rock TV)
Toadstool: Well you can count me out. Yoshi and I are going for a nature walk.
Yoshi: But!... (Toadstool grabs Yoshi's arm and drags him away)
Mario: Hey, maybe we'll see you on PBS!

Um... I don't think PBS would air Super Mario World.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 8:40 pm

Probably not. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/13/11 at 8:50 pm


Probably not. :D


Indeed. I would ultimately say about the Mario cartoons:

Super Mario World > Super Mario 3 > Super Mario Super Show

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 9:39 pm

All three of them are better than Captain N too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/13/11 at 9:39 pm


All three of them are better than Captain N too.


And possibly better than the Zelda cartoon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 9:46 pm

The Zelda cartoon was also apart of the Super Mario Super Show, it was shown every Friday.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/13/11 at 9:47 pm


The Zelda cartoon was also apart of the Super Mario Super Show, it was shown every Friday.


Well excuuuuuuse me, Step-Chan! XD I knew that, did you know the developer of Power Rangers did the songs for the Super Mario Bros Super Show?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 9:51 pm


Well excuuuuuuse me, Step-Chan! XD I knew that, did you know the developer of Power Rangers did the songs for the Super Mario Bros Super Show?


That I didn't know.

Also just remembered that Link and Zelda also ended up on Captain N.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/13/11 at 9:52 pm


That I didn't know.

Also just remembered that Link and Zelda also ended up on Captain N.


Haim Saban is the guy. And I had no clue Link was in Captain N. I know it had Pit, Samus, Mother Brain, and Simon Belmont.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 9:55 pm

The comic had Samus, but lack a few other characters...

Samus was surprisingly absent in a show that had Mother Brain as a big bad.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/13/11 at 9:56 pm


The comic had Samus, but lack a few other characters...

Samus was surprisingly absent in a show that had Mother Brain as a big bad.


If Mother Brain was the Big Bad, then who was the Dragon? LOL, TvTropes.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 10:01 pm

It's been awhile since I looked on that page too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 01/13/11 at 10:06 pm


If Mother Brain was the Big Bad, then who was the Dragon? LOL, TvTropes.

Ever since I found out about that site roughly a year ago, I've been visiting it quite a lot. They have lots of interesting information there; some of which is so true!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 10:09 pm


Ever since I found out about that site roughly a year ago, I've been visiting it quite a lot. They have lots of interesting information there; some of which is so true!


They even have some of the more obscure stuff weirdly enough, I even found out about things I wish I hadn't(like the Korean guro game Demonophobia).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 01/13/11 at 10:12 pm


They even have some of the more obscure stuff weirdly enough, I even found out about things I wish I hadn't(like the Korean guro game Demonophobia).

I normally look for what they have that pertains to movies, tv shows, literature, and real life.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/11 at 10:31 pm

I usually look for video games, web comics and cartoons, but I have looked through movies and the like.

Finding Demonophobia was sort of like an accident, I even forgot what trope led to it. Then my curiosity got the better of me(looking up more info on it) and I ended up seeing it in my sleep that night(I wish this would happen far more often with things I actually like).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/14/11 at 4:34 pm


I usually look for video games, web comics and cartoons, but I have looked through movies and the like.

Finding Demonophobia was sort of like an accident, I even forgot what trope led to it. Then my curiosity got the better of me(looking up more info on it) and I ended up seeing it in my sleep that night(I wish this would happen far more often with things I actually like).


Amen to that, my dreams make little sense.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/14/11 at 6:02 pm

It wasn't like nightmares, but I woke up thinking "okay..."

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/14/11 at 8:54 pm


It wasn't like nightmares, but I woke up thinking "okay..."


My nightmares make no sense. When I was a kid, I dreamed I was pursued by the PBS logo.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/14/11 at 10:46 pm

I've never had something like that...

But I do remember having a dream where Kurt and Courtney were standing in shallow water and then Kurt just sank and never came back up.

I have had at least one about running into a shiny Geodude.

There are others that don't really have a rhyme or reason behind them.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/14/11 at 10:49 pm


I've never had something like that...

But I do remember having a dream where Kurt and Courtney were standing in shallow water and then Kurt just sank and never came back up.

I have had at least one about running into a shiny Geodude.

There are others that don't really have a rhyme or reason behind them.




You're lucky that your dreams make even that much sense.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/15/11 at 1:29 pm

I have had alot weird ones too, those just stuck out more.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/15/11 at 3:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWoJ9LWtZVQ

I know it's fake, but that is some skillful hacking.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/15/11 at 10:24 pm

Pretty funny. :D

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/16/11 at 12:32 pm


Pretty funny. :D


Indeed, if only I knew how to hack a ROM like that....

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/16/11 at 6:09 pm

I wish I could too(I have some ideas for some hacks).

Although, due to how warped the programming is in the original R/B/G/Y.... I wouldn't even try hacking it myself.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/16/11 at 7:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyTB1iyebwc

SM3 with Milli Vanilli... The decription below the vid is funny:

Mario and friends go to a Milli Vanilli concert. But luckily for them, Milli Vanilli are kidnapped by King Koopa. It's up to the gang to save them! Why? I dont know!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/16/11 at 9:51 pm


I wish I could too(I have some ideas for some hacks).

Although, due to how warped the programming is in the original R/B/G/Y.... I wouldn't even try hacking it myself.


I would try hacking on a DS ROM...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/17/11 at 12:43 am

DS ones wouldn't be too bad...

You know how the original Gen 1 games were so poorly programmed(the amount of glitches are the biggest clue)... I'm not completely sure, but that might be the reason for the 3 year gap between the Japanese and international releases(well, that and using the revamped graphics of the third Japanese version).

The newest Nintendo Power is out and talks about Pokemon Black and White(well, it's pretty close to release, so no surprise there).

I need to change "Gochiruzeru" to "Gothitelle" in my sig, since that name is confirmed.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/17/11 at 7:02 pm


DS ones wouldn't be too bad...

You know how the original Gen 1 games were so poorly programmed(the amount of glitches are the biggest clue)... I'm not completely sure, but that might be the reason for the 3 year gap between the Japanese and international releases(well, that and using the revamped graphics of the third Japanese version).

The newest Nintendo Power is out and talks about Pokemon Black and White(well, it's pretty close to release, so no surprise there).

I need to change "Gochiruzeru" to "Gothitelle" in my sig, since that name is confirmed.


I saw the article in Nintendo Power when I was at WalMart.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/18/11 at 5:42 pm

Dragon Quest 6 is in it too, you probably saw that while looking through.(Kinda funny since I'm getting games)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/18/11 at 7:47 pm


Dragon Quest 6 is in it too, you probably saw that while looking through.(Kinda funny since I'm getting games)


Yeah, I didn't buy it but I did look through it, mainly just the Pokemon coverage. Still thinking about who I'm gonna use on my team. Darmanitan and Serperior are definite, and maybe that one that looks like a robot with a blue cap?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/18/11 at 9:47 pm

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/ce/623Goruugu.png

This one? ^

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/18/11 at 9:57 pm


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/ce/623Goruugu.png

This one? ^


No, all I remember about the one I remember is that the shiny version is red as opposed to regularly blue. Lemme check Serebii or wherever...

Edit: http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-bw/625.shtml

Turns out I was wrong, the shiny version is blue while the regular is red. Saw him in I think it was an OU battle on YouTube and thought he was cool, but now that I saw his base stats... a little too slow for me.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/19/11 at 11:40 am

The Dark/Steel type Kirikizan. If the leaked list is right, I think it's going to be called Bisharp.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/19/11 at 4:00 pm


The Dark/Steel type Kirikizan. If the leaked list is right, I think it's going to be called Bisharp.


Yep, I wonder where that guy got that leak from...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/19/11 at 10:27 pm


Yep, I wonder where that guy got that leak from...


Hard to say.

I went to Serebiiforums and looked through the 5th gen board, other's mentioned that Serebii dropped by Bulbagarden and talked shortly about it(I think Archaic, the admin for the wiki site, used to be apart of the help on Serebii's site).

Judging by what I seen, the list is far more likely to be true. I think it popped up shortly before the official site's update.

This would also mean that Serebii is avoiding posting them(to keep from getting another C/D letter, the other was from with Melkor's leaks that were up a couple of days before, even Melkor wasn't supposed to leak them). He does know the list too.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/20/11 at 7:02 pm

I've been toying with some nickname ideas for my team in the game.

Although some of them it will depend on their gender(if I don't have a specific one in mind).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/20/11 at 8:10 pm


I've been toying with some nickname ideas for my team in the game.

Although some of them it will depend on their gender(if I don't have a specific one in mind).


Your team on Ruby had some good nicknames.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/20/11 at 9:59 pm

They were:

Cirno(Swampert)
Parappa(Breloom)
Faye(Aggron)
Marigold(Grumpig)
Etna(Zangoose)
Yotsuba(Flygon)

If I remembered correctly.

I have an idea for Bliztle/Zebstrika, although it will have to be a girl to match up well.

Gothitelle can be male as well as female, having the drop a Bridget on them trope(If you've played or heard enough about the Guilty Gear series, you'll know this one), so for a male Bridget would be a funny name. But names like Hazuki, Dora(from the webcomic Questionable Content) and Misa(Or L, another name for a male) would be good for a female Gothitelle.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/21/11 at 3:27 pm


They were:

Cirno(Swampert)
Parappa(Breloom)
Faye(Aggron)
Marigold(Grumpig)
Etna(Zangoose)
Yotsuba(Flygon)

If I remembered correctly.

I have an idea for Bliztle/Zebstrika, although it will have to be a girl to match up well.

Gothitelle can be male as well as female, having the drop a Bridget on them trope(If you've played or heard enough about the Guilty Gear series, you'll know this one), so for a male Bridget would be a funny name. But names like Hazuki, Dora(from the webcomic Questionable Content) and Misa(Or L, another name for a male) would be good for a female Gothitelle.


Not heard much about Guilty Gear, so I don't know that trope. But "L".... as in Light Yagami's rival from Death Note?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/21/11 at 4:59 pm

It's a Death Note reference, so yes(although I was thinking more of the original L who was a major sugar addict).

I'll give a you quick description of the Bridget trope. Guilty Gear, a fighting game, has a pretty unusual cast of characters. One of them, Bridget, looks like a girl in a nun habit and wears a blue outfit. Bridget is a guy though, the game's instructions and story don't hide this(this thought has required brain bleach for some people, seen others play the game, but didn't see the instructions).


On another note, I played Cleopatra Fortune on my Taito Legends 2 collection, made it up to level 49 on one credit. Also saw a picture of Patra-Ko(these show up when getting perfects) that I never got before, I did see it on a Youtube vid of the Japanese version previously.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/21/11 at 7:28 pm


It's a Death Note reference, so yes(although I was thinking more of the original L who was a major sugar addict).

I'll give a you quick description of the Bridget trope. Guilty Gear, a fighting game, has a pretty unusual cast of characters. One of them, Bridget, looks like a girl in a nun habit and wears a blue outfit. Bridget is a guy though, the game's instructions and story don't hide this(this thought has required brain bleach for some people, seen others play the game, but didn't see the instructions).


On another note, I played Cleopatra Fortune on my Taito Legends 2 collection, made it up to level 49 on one credit. Also saw a picture of Patra-Ko(these show up when getting perfects) that I never got before, I did see it on a Youtube vid of the Japanese version previously.


I just know L as the guy who Light was trying to overcome by doing math problems with his right hand and writing names with his left. And by taking a potato chip and eating it.

Hmm.... so Bridget is a crossdresser. Just like Instructor Mooselini... (From Parappa, she wears a skirt but has antlers, which only male moose have.)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/21/11 at 8:52 pm

As well as her sister Moosesha from the 2 second game.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/21/11 at 9:32 pm


As well as her sister Moosesha from the 2 second game.


Yeah, I played the 2nd one and Lammy, but I've only seen clips of the first one.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/25/11 at 2:08 pm

Got Entei last week.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/25/11 at 2:09 pm

I played it when I didn't have a memory card for my PS2.

My old DSL modem stopped working on Saturday, so I had to call them up today to get a new one ordered and sent out(This is why I haven't been on in few days). I'll see it in the next 2 or 3 days.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/25/11 at 3:14 pm


I played it when I didn't have a memory card for my PS2.

My old DSL modem stopped working on Saturday, so I had to call them up today to get a new one ordered and sent out(This is why I haven't been on in few days). I'll see it in the next 2 or 3 days.


Oh, that's fine. I was wondering either where you were or were you just ignoring my off-topic post.... LOL JK

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/31/11 at 2:42 pm

Finally got the new modem, I'm glad I didn't have to use a disc to setup(my drives won't read them due to certain problems).

I would have had it before Saturday if me and UPS didn't have bad timing issues.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 01/31/11 at 9:12 pm


Finally got the new modem, I'm glad I didn't have to use a disc to setup(my drives won't read them due to certain problems).

I would have had it before Saturday if me and UPS didn't have bad timing issues.


Congrats on that.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 01/31/11 at 11:54 pm

That drove me nuts too... (Partially because of paying for it while not being able to use it)  :D

Although I did finally beat DQ9 and get farther on my Sousilver playthrough partially due to it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/01/11 at 5:39 pm

I just remembered another good name for a Gothitelle.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/02/11 at 8:06 pm

I got the new GamePro which has an article about Pokemon BW in it... didn't read much, but saw a pic of a shelf of plushies that had Mamepato and Munna.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/02/11 at 10:19 pm

All my team is leveled for the E4 in Soulsilver.

Edit: Serebii has the english names up, so I changed my sig to reflect that.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/04/11 at 11:04 am

Got the first 26 Unowns caught, need to solve 2 more special puzzles(The ones that lead to items) before I can get the other Unowns.

Also got a Lapras.

I'll be fighting the E4 soon.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/06/11 at 9:00 pm

Off-topic, but....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oDTUY6crEo

Man, I post so many off-topic replies that I'm thinking I should just create for you and me to post our otaku videos...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/06/11 at 9:16 pm

Hyadain! I've seen some of his other songs on youtube as well, mainly Dragon Quest ones(which have been posted on Woodus before). Interestingly enough the DQ mascot popped up in that video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx2UM6-_iOU

I finally got all the type damage reducing berries(was missing one, kept reseting until I got it. It was the Shuca berry) bought by my character's mom in the game for saving money, now I've stopped having her save money.

Will post move sets on each of my mons later, will be battling the E4.

And, yeah... it wouldn't hurt to start a seperate thread for these types of vids, but it doesn't bother me that you're posting them here.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/07/11 at 12:39 pm

Team Soala assemble!

Nobue

Meganium

Female
Type: Grass
Lonely nature (Attack up, Defense down)
Ability: Overgrow
Alert to sounds (high Speed IV)

Hit Points: 139
Attack: 114
Defense: 112
Special Attack: 114
Special Defence: 102
Speed: 102

Move set:
Petal Dance
Magical Leaf
Earthquake
Body Slam

===

Patra-ko

Ampharos

Female
Type: Electric
Quirky Nature (No stats altered)
Ability: Static
Impetuous and silly (High Speed IV)

Hit Points: 158
Attack: 79
Defense: 87
Special Attack: 142
Special Defence: 96
Speed: 84

Move set:
Thunderbolt
Signal Beam
Strength
Hidden Power (Grass type)

===

Kisala

Ninetales

Female
Type: Fire
Bold nature (Defense up, Attack down)
Ability: Flash Fire
Highly Curious (High Special Attack IV)

Hit Points: 136
Attack: 73
Defense: 103
Special Attack: 127
Special Defence: 112
Speed: 125

Move set:
Flamethrower
Energy Ball
Extrasensory
Dark Pulse

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/07/11 at 12:54 pm

Coronya

Espeon

Female
Type: Psychic
Relaxed nature (Defense up, Speed down)
Ability: Synchronize
Often lost in thought (High Special Attack IV)

Hit Points: 124
Attack: 75
Defense: 86
Special Attack: 160
Special Defence: 104
Speed: 129

Move set:
Psybeam
Confusion
Shadow Ball
Swift

===

Chiyo

Miltank

Female
Type: Normal
Docile Nature (No stats altered)
Ability: Scrappy
Through cunning (High Special Defence IV)

Hit Points: 160
Attack: 119
Defense: 117
Special Attack: 56
Special Defence: 75
Speed: 134

Move set:
Return
Earthquake
Rock Slide
Brick Break

===

Moonglo

Starmie

Genderless
Type: Water/Psychic
Hardy Nature (No stats altered)
Ability: Illuminate
Highly Curious (High Special Attack IV)

Hit Points: 125
Attack: 86
Defense: 98
Special Attack: 143
Special Defence: 96
Speed: 127

Move set:
Surf
Waterfall
Psychic
Ice Beam

Together nothing can stop us!!!

(Note: All are at level 48. I do have items on them, but I didn't worry about listing those because I'll be swapping them around to suit the matches)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/07/11 at 2:17 pm

On Starmie, I would've subbed Waterfall for Thunderbolt, but I take it you need it as an HM move. Good team, but I take it you didn't EV train them. No offense, but my Level 50 Starmie has 180 Speed.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/07/11 at 3:05 pm

Yeah, I need it for HM purposes, which is annoying to some extent(For instance, I'll have to teach Meganium Rock Climb later on, but this way I'll have all the HMs needed for Mt. Silver). This way I won't have to swap out main team members for the most part, nothing more annoying than having main members miss out on experience points to gain levels. After everything is cleared, I'll touch up their move pool.

Good thing I have Ampharos for Electric moves, I had to temporarily teach Ampharos Rock Smash so I wouldn't have to do two trips through Victory Road, then deleted it afterward, I've kept Strength on it though(due to overworld uses). I also tested Hidden Power on Meganium, Espeon and Ampharos; since they were the ones that could benefit from it the most.

Meganium's hidden power type is Steel, which is not very useful(Fire would have been the best in this case). Rock is already weak to grass(Which is STAB with Meganium's type) and Ice is the only other type weak to steel and most Ice types in this game are either part Water(which neutralizes Ice's weakness to it) and Ground(which is weak to Grass as well), thank goodness for Earthquake.

Espeon's hidden power type is Psychic of all things, which is redundant. I was hoping for Fighting or Fire.

Ampharos actually got a decent one for an Electric type, Grass. Good for Ground and annoying Water/Ground types, although it's only a temporary move for it until I get another special type move later on.

I did some EV training with my team, but only partially. Meganium mainly for Attack and Special Attack, easy to do with Unowns(Which I defeated 120 of to get 30 points in each offensive stat). Did this to make Meganium more offensively rounded.

Ninetales was trained in Special Attack for around 200 points(giving 50 points to that stat at the start). It's base 81 Special Attack is average zone territory, which is why I did it.

I don't think I did much for Espeon, other than Speed(to help offset the Speed dropping nature abit) and trying to target as many Special Attack Pokemon in trainer battles as possible.

Miltank got trained against Attack EV pokemon for around 200 points, since it's Attack stat is in the average zone like Ninetales's Special Attack.

Starmie did get some Special Attack training early on, around 160 points(40 point boost), I think I had it fighting alot rock and ground types too(mostly for leveling, not really worried about EVs at that point). I probably have a fairly low Speed IV on it at that, still it's Speed is over double it's level(which is good).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/07/11 at 4:34 pm

I've never used Hidden Power all that much, most Pokemon I choose for my Wi-Fi battling have good movepools without it. As for my EV training, some of my best stats are:

180 Speed on Starmie
180 Attack on Hitmonlee
Over 200 HP on Vaporeon

All these at Level 50. Not bragging, just saying that EV training really makes a difference.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/07/11 at 5:23 pm

I know you weren't. Hidden Power is on Ampharos until Power Gem can be learned(I will get a few uses here and there with it), it's just that Meganium and Espeon don't have alot type attack options on them, so I checked to see if they had anything good HP types.

You did also get me curious to see if some of my Pokemon had more room for EV training.

I've beaten the E4, so I checked to see if Starmie could use any Carbos, 3 was it. But now I going to see if I can get alittle more speed with 4 of my team members(I could trying with Meganium and Ampharos too, but I've had them longer than anyone else, so I'm not sure if their EVs are maxed out yet. Shame I don't have EV reducing berries right now).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/07/11 at 8:16 pm


I know you weren't. Hidden Power is on Ampharos until Power Gem can be learned(I will get a few uses here and there with it), it's just that Meganium and Espeon don't have alot type attack options on them, so I checked to see if they had anything good HP types.

You did also get me curious to see if some of my Pokemon had more room for EV training.

I've beaten the E4, so I checked to see if Starmie could use any Carbos, 3 was it. But now I going to see if I can get alittle more speed with 4 of my team members(I could trying with Meganium and Ampharos too, but I've had them longer than anyone else, so I'm not sure if their EVs are maxed out yet. Shame I don't have EV reducing berries right now).


I was gonna use EV-reducing berries on my Togekiss, but I just decided to train another Togekiss since my other one had a bad nature and Hustle instead of Serene Grace. Actually, I just shoved Togekiss somewhere in my box and never trained a second one like I was going to....

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/07/11 at 10:46 pm

I think mine are pretty well maxed out in EVs(or close to it).

Although my Ampharos might have some room for alittle more Special Attack, I'll be checking that tommorrow night(I'm leveling the whole team to 50 for Kanto).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/08/11 at 8:32 pm


I think mine are pretty well maxed out in EVs(or close to it).

Although my Ampharos might have some room for alittle more Special Attack, I'll be checking that tommorrow night(I'm leveling the whole team to 50 for Kanto).


Good luck, and for a little help, here's my EV training routine:

Attack: Water pool near cave (forgot the name) that you can surf and find Goldeen and Seaking. Equip Power Bracer.

Special Attack: Route that leads to the Lake of Rage. Battle Mareep/Flaafy and Girafarig. Equip Power Lens.

Speed: First Kanto route. Fight Pidgey and Rattata. Equip Power Anklet.

Pokerus helps for all of these, of course.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/09/11 at 11:12 am

I lack the Power items. Also, Sprout Tower at night is a fairly good EV spot for Special Attack(during the day it's the best for Speed).

I'm done leveling for Kanto now. I having some custom balls made and going to get some Aipoms with the Pickup ability(for whenever I do a file on Heartgold).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/09/11 at 8:33 pm


I lack the Power items. Also, Sprout Tower at night is a fairly good EV spot for Special Attack(during the day it's the best for Speed).

I'm done leveling for Kanto now. I having some custom balls made and going to get some Aipoms with the Pickup ability(for whenever I do a file on Heartgold).


Good luck, I always do my Pickup with the Level 48 Teddiursas I picked up on Mt. Silver.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/09/11 at 10:19 pm

The first Teddiursa I caught had Pickup, I didn't even know it until I saw with an item.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/12/11 at 9:15 am

Watched the first 2 episodes of Pokemon Black and White. The show itself is very good, definitely redeems the Pokemon anime. But I have some complaints about one of the names....

Kibago >>>>> Axew

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/12/11 at 10:28 am

I lack cable myself(plus I don't know what non cable channel shows it if at all), so I couldn't watch it.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/12/11 at 10:53 am


I lack cable myself(plus I don't know what non cable channel shows it if at all), so I couldn't watch it.


Ah, they'll put it on YouTube soon enough, they already have the Japanese one up.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/12/11 at 10:57 am

If it's on Cartoon Network, that might be a problem(I remember other things airing on CN that were taken down on Youtube).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/12/11 at 11:15 am


If it's on Cartoon Network, that might be a problem(I remember other things airing on CN that were taken down on Youtube).


Yeah, but I was able to find Pokemon DP from Cartoon Network on YT. Not sure if it's still there or not.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/12/11 at 1:11 pm

Sometimes they miss it though, it mainly depends on whether or not some troll or someone who just likes to report(a big problem is that Youtube will remove first and not look to see what they're removing, this happened with some LP'ers like Chuggacconroy. LP's of video games are actually under fair use on the site, he did get his account back though).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 02/12/11 at 1:17 pm


Sometimes they miss it though, it mainly depends on whether or not some troll or someone who just likes to report(a big problem is that Youtube will remove first and not look to see what they're removing, this happened with some LP'ers like Chuggacconroy. LP's of video games are actually under fair use on the site, he did get his account back though).

I like watching LP's of video games. A few months ago I came across one for the Game Boy version of Home Alone. I could never get past the second level of that game, but the guy who uploaded his complete playthrough actually explained what he was doing in order to get past all the obstacles, which could be helpful tips. I haven't had time to try any of them myself though.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/12/11 at 2:02 pm

I do too, usually Pokemon or Dragon Quest. I've also watched LPs of Vay and Pu-Li-Ru-La(which was an arcade game).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/12/11 at 9:40 pm

Just about a month to go til BW. RANDOM VIDEO TIME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiTjJTwUvBg

Kaizoku Sentai Goukaiger will be THE show to watch in 2011.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/12/11 at 10:18 pm

Did they have the mall tour for B/W near you?

They're dropping by Indy on the 19th. I actually have Saturday off, so I'm toying with the idea of going.


Edit: Just did a Lucky Star character quiz(it only covers the girls, but I didn't mind).

What it said:

You are Konata. You are video game & manga addicted. You are technically considered a geek but you are a very determined one if you put your mind to the test. You like to bug other people & love to scare the people who get scared really easily. You have such a dirty mind that it is easily shown everytime the subject of an adult game is brought up. That dirty trait was influenced by your father. You are easily distracted when you're trying to study & are too lazy to put effort into your work but if there's something you want, you find a way to get it. Since your mother died when you were very young, you do all the house work & take a lot of responsibility with your house work but not homework.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/13/11 at 6:56 am


Did they have the mall tour for B/W near you?

They're dropping by Indy on the 19th. I actually have Saturday off, so I'm toying with the idea of going.


Edit: Just did a Lucky Star character quiz(it only covers the girls, but I didn't mind).

What it said:

You are Konata. You are video game & manga addicted. You are technically considered a geek but you are a very determined one if you put your mind to the test. You like to bug other people & love to scare the people who get scared really easily. You have such a dirty mind that it is easily shown everytime the subject of an adult game is brought up. That dirty trait was influenced by your father. You are easily distracted when you're trying to study & are too lazy to put effort into your work but if there's something you want, you find a way to get it. Since your mother died when you were very young, you do all the house work & take a lot of responsibility with your house work but not homework.


Mall tour? Can't say I've heard of it, but the nearest mall that would be big enough to have it is a 2-hour drive. And if I took that quiz, I would definitely be Konata too. Although I don't think I'm as perverted as she is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUh9_qXf1y0

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/13/11 at 6:47 pm

Konata is the one I'm most like, although I haven't played any dating sims(or like to scare people and such).

The tour dates copied from the official site:

February 5th & 6th
Westfield Southcenter Seattle, WA 
Westfield SouthPark Strongsville, OH

February 12th & 13th
Westfield Oakridge San Jose, CA 
Wolfchase Galleria Memphis, TN

February 19th & 20th
Westfield Santa Anita Arcadia, CA
Castleton Square Indianapolis, IN

February 26th & 27th
Town Center at Aurora Aurora, CO
Franklin Mills Philadelphia, PA

March 5th & 6th
Mall of America® Bloomington, MN
Westfield Garden State Plaza* Paramus, NJ

March 12th & 13th
Grapevine Mills Grapevine, TX
Discover Mills Lawrenceville, GA

March 19th & 20th
Arizona Mills Tempe, AZ
Orange Park Mall Orange Park, FL

Weirdly enough, goes on for a couple of weeks past the release.

I'm actually surprised that it's coming to Indianapolis, which also happened with the Dragon Quest 8 tour.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/13/11 at 7:23 pm

The nearest one to me out of those would be Memphis, but that's still pretty far. Never mind, it ended today...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/13/11 at 9:33 pm

I'm lucky I found out. Someone on /vp/ posted about the one they went to, they also had a shop with it.

I just need a schedule for the 19 route which goes by Castleton Square. Why do the tours go to the malls in the rougher areas of the county?(DQ8 tour was at Lafayette Square)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/19/11 at 6:46 pm

We went to the mall tour for B/W.

They had a spin wheel(for winning items) on one side, the anime playing and pictures with the starters.

They had a seperate section with a shop and the playable demo.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/19/11 at 6:58 pm

Did you buy anything?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/19/11 at 10:02 pm

I bought a Zorua plush. Won a Tepig stylus. My nephew won a Snivy stylus and bought a Oshawott plush.

The weird thing was that they had the tour in two different areas of the mall, one had the raffle, the anime playing and pictures with the starters.

The other had the store and the playable demo(which was short, but nice).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/20/11 at 11:16 am

Cool, were the plushies import or American?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/20/11 at 5:02 pm

I'm not sure which they are actually, didn't pay attention.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/24/11 at 10:22 pm

Not Pokemon related, although it's in the same issue as Pokemon B/W(and DQ6's review). I seen a review for Giana Sisters DS, I've been wanting to get this game for awhile and now I won't have to import it looks like.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/26/11 at 6:34 pm

8 or 9 days left!

Also Celebi event starts Monday.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 02/26/11 at 9:23 pm

Can't wait.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/26/11 at 9:42 pm

Misread the event date, it's actually tommorrow.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/27/11 at 9:54 pm

Didn't even know until I was on Woodus earlier, but...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h12/Step-chan/1297396900257.png

It's Pokemon's 15th birthday!!!

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 02/27/11 at 10:28 pm

They've been around that long already? :o Wow, time does fly.

I think I first remember hearing about it around 1998/99, when the TV series began airing in the States.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/27/11 at 11:17 pm

Yep.

That's going by Japan's release of Red and Green in 1996, another interesting thing is that the creator was working on the game since around 1990(at that time he called it Capsule Monsters).

Here's a link with the earliest pics: http://www.unseen64.net/2009/02/04/pokemon-red-blue-beta/

We got the first games around 1998 or so here in the US, which you're correct on. Our versions(Red and Blue) are Japan's Red and Green with the graphics from the their third version Blue.

It took awhile for the games to get translated and localized for America, partially due to the fragile coding in them, making it a pretty delicate operation of sorts. There were quite a few glitches and bugs in originals mainly due to how it was coded(Missingno. being one of the most known).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: nally on 02/28/11 at 11:54 am


Yep.

That's going by Japan's release of Red and Green in 1996, another interesting thing is that the creator was working on the game since around 1990(at that time he called it Capsule Monsters).

Here's a link with the earliest pics: http://www.unseen64.net/2009/02/04/pokemon-red-blue-beta/

We got the first games around 1998 or so here in the US, which you're correct on. Our versions(Red and Blue) are Japan's Red and Green with the graphics from the their third version Blue.

It took awhile for the games to get translated and localized for America, partially due to the fragile coding in them, making it a pretty delicate operation of sorts. There were quite a few glitches and bugs in originals mainly due to how it was coded(Missingno. being one of the most known).

Thanks for all that info. :) 8)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 02/28/11 at 11:59 am

No problem. :)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/01/11 at 5:32 pm

Went to the Celebi Gamestop event today.

They weren't kidding with it being for all 4th gen games.

I got four of them out of it.(Three will be traded to others)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/01/11 at 8:08 pm

Cool, I'll try to get one sometime.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/01/11 at 9:25 pm

All of mine have neutral natures, weirdly enough.

Of course, I'm only keeping one(I got the others to see if I can get some decent trades in the near future).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/03/11 at 12:00 pm

Man...

Unless the schedule for next week is revised, I'll have to go get my game on Monday(I just had to pre-order at a place which closes at 6 on Sundays).

Oh... and Gamestop has stopped getting pre-order bonuses for Pokemon after HG/SS, mainly because of complaints about running out before all pre-orders. Yeesh.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/03/11 at 4:33 pm

Man, that sucks. I'm getting it Sunday at 12:00 after church. Supposedly one of the employees will dress as Pikachu...

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/03/11 at 10:14 pm

It's more of a minor annoyance than anything, but at least I've got it paid for in full. It's just that possibility that an employee might screw up with my held copy in I don't make it in on the day of release.

They open at noon, and that's when my shift starts. I get off at 5, but I rely on buses for transportation and the soonest one at that point is around 5:40(and I won't get downtown until slightly after 6).

At least I don't work on Monday(I just need to do my laundry first).

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/05/11 at 1:13 pm

BTW, I was toying with the idea of letting this thread rest and start a new one. What do you think?

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/05/11 at 3:39 pm

Do what you want, I wouldn't be bothered either way.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/05/11 at 5:15 pm

Okay, I figured with the new gen starting, it's be good to start a fresh thread and retire this one. :)

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/05/11 at 8:13 pm

Yeah, you're right, or you could just change the name of the thread.

Subject: Re: Step-chan's Pokemon Platinum playthrough(Spoilers) and other Pokemon things.

Written By: Step-chan on 03/05/11 at 8:20 pm

That too.

If fact, that's a better idea.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/06/11 at 7:25 pm

I got Black today. So far I am highly impressed. Graphics are incredible. My current team is:

Dewott Lv. 17
Lillipup Lv. 14
Pansear Lv. 13 (a scout until I get Darmanitan)
Blitzle Lv. 10

Beat the 1st Gym Leader.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/07/11 at 2:57 pm

I just got my copy earlier(along with a guide, but I'm not using it on my first playthrough for the most part).

I'll be starting up my game here shortly. I'm still trying to think of a name that reflects both inthe00s and woodus(the Dragon Quest board that's my other main forum home) for my main character.

Edit: Still nothing on a name that reflects both sites, so I'll have to use some other name(not my own though, because I'm doing that on my second playthrough).

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/07/11 at 5:47 pm

Sounds cool.

Beat the 2nd gym leader and am now in a huge city that I forgot the name of.... since I have Wi-Fi at home I'm gonna try to get Victini sometime.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/07/11 at 7:23 pm

I named him Den in this playthrough.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/07/11 at 7:31 pm

Oshawott has a Timid nature, I know what route to go here.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/07/11 at 10:12 pm

Got the first gym beaten.

Also ran into an Audino, I didn't even notice that I ran into shaking grass in when that happened.

So far:

Oshawott (male)
Nickname: Shizumaru

Pansear (female) for backup until I get alittle further
Nickname: Habanera

I also have a male and female Lillipup, both have Pickup as their ability(I lucked out in that case).

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/08/11 at 9:11 pm

Beat the 4th gym leader. My team is Dewott, Herdier, Simisear, and Sandile.

I found an Adamant Darumaka, which I will EV train post-game.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/08/11 at 10:08 pm

Definetly farther than me.

I'm at Nacrene city, preparing for the 2nd gym.

Team:

Shizumaru the Dewott
Zecora the Blitzle
Habanera the Pansear(scout until I get Darumaka)

Plus two Lillipup for item scouting.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/09/11 at 1:09 pm

2nd gym is beaten, along with the crisis afterward, later tonight I'll be getting my 3rd main party member.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/09/11 at 1:17 pm

I beat the 4th gym leader. Had to use 2 meatshields to buy time to heal Sandile.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/09/11 at 1:44 pm

I don't even have a ground type in this playthrough, that's going to be fun(whereas the 6th gym will be a breeze).

Although I can use another new member later, but that depends on movepools.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/09/11 at 8:40 pm

Beat the 5th gym, thank God I picked Oshawott.... my current team is Dewott, Krokarok, Herdier (very close to evolving), and Simisear.

I got the Fly HM.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/09/11 at 10:04 pm

Me, you and Gohanzo1(my nephew) all have the same starter interestingly enough.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/09/11 at 11:35 pm

I now have Sewaddle, which I named Mr. Lucas.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/10/11 at 7:27 pm

I'm in Castelia city, took care of some different things and will be fighting in the 3rd gym.

Mr. Lucas has evolved into Swadloon.(The final form requires high happiness, oh boy...)

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/10/11 at 10:00 pm

And now the 3rd gym is beaten, plus a new member has been added to the team!(Which is in bold)

Current

Dewott Shizumaru
Blitzle Zecora
Swadloon Mr. Lucas
Darumaka Red Butler

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: DJ Blaze on 03/12/11 at 3:01 pm

Reached the town of the 6th Gym Leader.... man, if I would've known that she uses Flying-types, I would've trained Blitzle.... oh well. My team is Samurott, Stoutland, Simisear, and Krokorok.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/12/11 at 3:35 pm

I'm lucky that I am. The only annoying thing about Blitzle is it's very frail(Base HP 45, both base DEFs 32, fortunately it's evo has less issues with taking hits).

The only downside to my team is a lack of a good counter to Elesa's types, I think I'll go and get my Gothita here next to help in that regard.

Good thing I have some side battles I can do after that.

Subject: Re: Pokemon General

Written By: Step-chan on 03/12/11 at 5:54 pm

I've caught some more Pokemon, including my newest member!

About to fight in the next gym here later.


Team Den: