Yeah, Reshiram and Zekrom especially had insanely high catch rates. I think R/S/E struck the perfect balance by having you encounter the legendaries as a part of the story but not really being expected to catch them one way or the other. It's not really a problem though. There are plenty of other legendaries to catch anyway.
Playing through Y at my usual, plodding, thorough pace. Just catching whatever takes my fancy, and having no idea how good it is. It's really refreshing and fun! Just finished the fifth Gym and my team is:- Greninja Lv. 57 Blaziken Lv. 57 Aurorus Lv. 57 (love this thing) Venusaur Lv. 56 Sliggoo Lv. 46 (I was so morbidly curious about Goomy I had to. Not sure what I make of it yet... but I like the snail design. Hopefully another evolution to come though) Haunter Lv. 45
Couple of problems with it:- 1) The music wasn't really up to much. I had this problem with Generation V as well; the music is, functionally, fine. But by this point I was happily humming a lot of tunes from the first four Generations, and I'm struggling to remember anything from Generation VI, apart from the Gym Leader's theme. Trainer battle music is an exception to this, as it seems to go out of tune at one point and just sounds bad, imo. 2) The story was just nonsense. I know that Pokémon stories are ALWAYS nonsense but at least they seemed to acknowledge it and generally tended to follow a theme for the first few. Team Flare just seemed thrown in, Lysandre's motives are paper-thin and easy to punch holes in, the whole ultimate weapon thing feels really out of place for Pokémon, imo, but the biggest one for me is AZ. It's a really interesting story that might have worked, but they simply were not interested in developing it. 3) The Exp. Share breaks the level curve SO HARD.
Other than that? I really enjoyed it. The 3D really adds something to the Pokémon battles, the locales and environments were interesting, but I think the main thing was the expanded roster. It was really, REALLY refreshing to be able to walk into a new Route and see a bunch of new Pokémon. I was seeing new monsters until the very last fight, and I think that inherently adds a lot of interest. Also: no freakin' Dream World. So basically it's rekindled my interest in Pokémon which I'm happy about.
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Nov 14, 2013 14:25:58 GMT
Well, I finished the "Evil Team" subplot of this game, and I have to say it was lousy even by Pokemon standards. The whole idea of a superweapon just doesn't fit so well with the Pokemon universe, and after the way Team Plasma was handled Team Flare just seemed to be made of pure corn. At least Team Rocket had a certain charm to them.
Also, would anyone be willing to quickly trade my Phantump with me temporarily so I can evolve it?
I've just finished Y. Loved it. When the "Ultimate" storyline picked up, it suddenly turned into a rollercoaster, so to speak. XD The last Pokemon game I completed was Blue, so a lot of the new features are lost on me, but I'm managing. One problem is that I've no idea how big the pokedex is, so I'm just catching as many as possible.
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Dec 1, 2013 21:16:27 GMT
I've just gotta say that the Super Training's a godsend for me. Why couldn't they have put this in back in the days of Platinum?! All those wasted hours...
EDIT: Got a question now: does anybody know what the best way is to level up your Pokemon post-game? I've fought all the trainers that I can, so where's the best place to go to level up in repeat fights? The restaurants in Lumiose City? Never mind; Restaurant Le Wow filled the role nicely. So I've now got two EV trained Fairy types alongside all the other EV guys I've yet to transfer over when this whole bank/transporter service opens up. Did it in record time too; the new features cut the grind down immensely, and I really hope they're incorporated in future instalments.
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Sept 6, 2014 13:53:45 GMT
Hate to double-post, especially since this topic hasn't seen use since last year, but I'm looking for some advice from the Pokemon experts on here.
I'm trying to formulate a team consisting of Pokemon I've trained up, the majority of which I've had since Pearl/Platinum, but I'm having trouble deciding on a team of six. My original goal was to train up two Pokemon of each type, one with a Physical focus and the other on a Special focus, but it's left me with so many Pokemon I can't decide which ones to put in a team. Here's what I've got, complete with movelists and EV spreads:
Normal Slaking - 6 HP, 252 Attack, 252 Speed - Shadow Claw, Return, Fire Punch, Earthquake Porygon-Z - 6 HP, 252 S Attack, 252 Speed - Dark Pulse, Tri Attack, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam