Post by Arch_one_zero_one on May 16, 2007 15:32:18 GMT
Nope, I've been playing for nearly 10 hours now. Got 1 badge, and a level 27 Monferno, with all my other pokemon at around level 10 or above. I'm taking my time, making sure I catch every Pokemon in the area before I leave.
It really isn't. Legendaries aren't allowed because of their stats, not their attacks (though with stuff like Roar of Time, that doesn't help their case). They're broken Pokemon (and it's not just Legendaries that can claim this either), their stats are all too high for them to be used fairly. (Though, generally, the lesser legendaries like the Trios and Latios/Latias aren't that broken. Although Latios/Soul Dew is massively broken and thus you'll always see Soul Dew banned if Latios is allowed to play)
You can argue that they're okay to use in-game, but I wouldn't agree really. For one thing, a lot of them are caught at such a high level that they're A) at least 10 levels higher than the Elite 4 and therefore not even a challenge there) and B) more or less pre-trained and don't really leave you with an awful lot to do with them.
They're cheap all round really, which is why most wont use them.
The reason I assume is because then everyone would use them and it would be a largely sad, predictable affair.
Competitive already is that with Pokemon like Skarmory, Blissey, Dragonite, Tyranitar and Salamence. If you look up most competitive teams you'll see the same Pokemon appearing again and again and again. Banning Legendaries only really prevents such teams from being more or less unbeatable.
For reference, this is a list of Pokemon Tiers agreed on throughout the third Generation. These tiers would decide what Pokemon you could choose from for a team for a tournament/battle. So, if someone said "UE Pokemon only", you'd only be able to use unevolved Pokemon, or UU only, you'd only be able to use Pokemon listed for under-used.
Overused Pokemon are exactly what they say on the tin, and Pokemon that you'd probably encounter A LOT if you used NetBattle or got into a tourney. And Pokemon classed as ubers would never be allowed in most tourneys. Wobbuffet's in there for two reasons, first that it's a bit of a [censored] to fight anyway, but second because it rules out the possibility of Wobbuffet vs Wobbuffet, which in Generation III was a game ender - they can't switch out because of their abilities and they can't attack eachother. This has been rectified for Gen IV and Wobbuffet can switch out if battling another Wobbuffet, so presumably it'll drop down to Overused when a Gen IV list comes to be agreed on.
Well, Nintendo very rarely holds any official tourneys - and those that are held are at events in America - but they do define their entire rulesets months before the tournaments, and will define their own list of allowed Pokemon (Some tourneys didn't even ban any Pokemon, such as one about 3 years ago where a well known competitive battler was beaten by a kid using a team of Legendaries).
Any tournaments held on Net Battle and now online for D/P will define their rulesets and dis/allowed Pokemon beforehand, so you'll always know before going into anything. Some people might say "standard rules/allowed" but if they do that and you're looking to enter, you should definitely ask for their definition of that.
In D/P you can set the teams to be either "free" - which means that your Pokemon are at the levels they're actually at in the game, "lv. 50", which sets both teams Pokemon to level 50, recalculating their stats, or "lv 100" which does the same for level 100.
You don't have to worry about levels, just attacks, and arguably - EVs.
Yeah, Dialga and Palkia seem to be set up amazingly easy to capture. Though Dusk Balls are [censored]ing awesome to use anyway, x4 capture rate at night FTW. I have a feeling it's down to their level - if I remember correctly, their catch rates stat is no lower than Groudon/Kyogre's were for example, so... yeah. It's definitely engineered in such a way to make it easy to sort out.
I hope you remembered to go back for the item that was behind Dialga before heading down the mountain. It's a pain to climb all the way back up there just for it.