I played a bunch of Pokemon Online back in the day with VenomFrog/Jafar and Swimming, but eventually lost interest because the comp Pokemon metagame is just kind of an eternal shitshow. I go back and play Showdown every now and again, but every time I quit faster as I get reminded why I didn't like it. Still think the "standard" mode of play should just blanket ban everything with BST > 550, and then spot ban issues below that (a la Aegislash and Wobbuffet) because legendaries and psuedo-legendaries are just so above the powercurve thanks to inflated speed stats.
I nabbed a couple of shinies because of how easy Sun & Moon made it. Cutiefly, Rockruff, Wishiwashi, and Lurantis, iirc. Meant to get Araquanid as well but stopped playing before that.
I still haven't played sun or moon, did they increase the encounter chance or introduce a new method of increasing the chance? I always play showdown in the UU tier, you see some more interesting teams there. I always thought battling against CPU opponents with your underleveled pokemon was a more enjoyable challenge but I haven't felt underleveled in pokemon since platinum. I heard sun and moon had more difficult boss encounters than the previous few games. If the sequels keep that up then i'll seriously consider buying one
I love how apples are more rare than diamonds in this world -Drav
S/M introduced a new way to chain for shinies that's a birch to get into the right cycle for (cause you'll need pretty specific pokemon/moves/items to get right), but once you're in it, you're golden and are almost guaranteed a shiny if you're patient
The level curve in S/M stays pretty solid till you hit the last island, then you'll most likely find yourself underleveled, which is nice cause it adds a bit of spice. Boss battles were neat, and i thoroughly enjoyed them because some of them were pretty hard (looking at you, Lurantis), but the trial leading up to them was always so *lame*. I wish i could say a bit more on the matter, but i stopped playing after i got a bit into the last island... whoops
I liked the trails quite a bit; they weren't trying to be hard before the boss battle, and usually did a pretty good job of being funny.
Chaining is also pretty easy, all your really need for most pokemon is a high-level false swiper with leftovers and a bunch of leppa berries (which are super easy to get a ludicrous amount of via the islands). The patience is really the key, you can pretty easily get one after an hour but sometimes it can drag on to like three. Chaining also gives you the benefits of better IVs (as in the more you chain the more perfect IVs the wild pokemon will have), which is mostly useful for getting a good set of breeding ditto's. Chaining dittos is kinda weird but very easy with a certain setup:
Lead off with a trubbish that only knows recycle so that ditto copies it, switch to a munchlax that switcheroos a leppa berry to it, bam you never have to worry about a it running out of PP and struggling to death. Switch to your false swiper, put up a substitute to prevent hidden ability dittos from transforming (oh yeah chaining also nets you hidden abilities), get to chaining.
Ooh true, getting those 4 IV Dittos is another huge part of chaining
And yeah, i've got a good setup for it with a couple of Smeargles, i was just annoyed when i tried using pokemon that didn't have all the right moves and i was left in cycles where i just couldn't win, which i guess is my fault (also, trying to get a Galvanize Geodude without it self-destructing... i GTS'd that one in the end)
As for the trials, i did enjoy that humor aspect of them. I have a gut urge to give a 1:1 comparison to gyms, which WERE trying to be at least a bit challenging before the final boss, but that's not really the case. Like you said, in this game it's all easy until the very challenging boss, which works in a different way. I really liked the setting that the Grass and Ghost trials set up
I don't want to sound overly critical of S/M, i really really enjoyed it, i just wanted to voice some gripes i had here and there, haha
Cabi.net: There y'all go
Jun 26, 2017 18:43:55 GMT -6
Emmett Eon: This should get its own forum post so it doesn't get lost in the shoutbox
Jun 27, 2017 2:21:19 GMT -6
Cogsworth: Ryan Reynolds is Detective Pikachu. Also, there's a live action Detective Pikachu film in the works.
Dec 6, 2017 20:25:07 GMT -6
Jacio: I'd like to think that this is some kind of continuity where Hal Jordan falls from grace and becomes Deadpool, who then uses his 4th wall abilities to just literally become a Pikachu
Dec 11, 2017 13:33:39 GMT -6
sylveon: Anyone else still alive here?
Aug 4, 2018 19:43:44 GMT -6
Cabi.net: Yeah! We are relatively active on the discord, anyway.
Aug 7, 2018 15:19:28 GMT -6
andyworck: So I'm just re-reading comic again and it just hit me...Pokemon X is frickin' 15 years old this year! Happy belated birthday!
Aug 17, 2018 15:09:34 GMT -6
DottyFen: we have a discord?
Aug 20, 2018 4:42:18 GMT -6
DottyFen: i'm in baybee
Aug 20, 2018 4:44:20 GMT -6
sylveon: whats the discord?
Sept 29, 2018 13:55:43 GMT -6
Cogsworth: Detective Pikachu trailer is out now. It's awesome!
Nov 13, 2018 21:38:17 GMT -6
Lance Falcon: TRIPS AND FALLS DOWN THE STAIRS SEXILY
Nov 22, 2018 19:59:45 GMT -6
Lance Falcon: Working on a couple fanfiction, and when my capture card is working again some LP's. Not exactly expecting to be putting out some A+ work but I want it to exist somewhere lol
Nov 22, 2018 20:00:13 GMT -6
daveshn: This is the perfect place to put it, Lance
Nov 28, 2018 20:24:48 GMT -6
Jacio: when in doubt, always put fanfiction and LPs on the P-X forum
Jan 15, 2019 10:28:35 GMT -6
pikachu464: wow i'm surprised this forum is still active, other old forums i haven't been to in years are no longer active
Jan 20, 2019 14:24:06 GMT -6
pikachu464: i think after the upgrade to Proboards system a lot of users couldn't figure anything out so they gave up on their forum
Jan 20, 2019 14:24:56 GMT -6
pikachu464: also, i forgot the link to the project's website, could someone link me?
Jan 20, 2019 14:26:03 GMT -6