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VanirElf
April 15th, 2006, 12:41 PM
hey people, ok so i'm starting a new game on my sapphire version.
I had to after I loaned it to my friend so he could breed some of my pokemon
that he wanted...he used a gameshark and the codes he used messed up
my game so had to start a new one...soo lame...

anyway since it's been forevers I wanted opinions on some stuff
like names for my character and which start I should use.

here's the options for character names, any suggestions are welcome.

Boy
Brendan <-- I think that's supposed to be the character's name anyway
Aaron
Jesse
Devon
Dhani
Josh

Girl
May
Athena
Kyra
Allana
Leslie
Anya

For my starter pokemon I'll be resetting 'til I get a female but it won't really
matter as I've already got the eggs (soon to hatch) for each of them
ready in my emerald version. I'll be trading them over as soon as I get 3 spare
pokemon.

but yep...suggestions please.
of if anyone has some kind of nifty challenge I could try I'd be willing
to give it a shot.

Fl0W:HHGURU
April 15th, 2006, 08:35 PM
Well it doesnt really matter what you name your character. Personally i name my character the same name as mine or for a female i just use my girlfriends name.

Mr_Smilie:)
April 16th, 2006, 01:10 AM
im currently playing as the girl and called it amy and i normally call the bot either my name or matt

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
April 16th, 2006, 05:20 AM
Hey all I can say is that it all up too you. But with the reseting thing until you get a female I do that also.

:t003:Dark Venusaur

VanirElf
April 16th, 2006, 09:10 AM
ok so here's my game so far.
I decided on

Boy
Name: Josh (my middle name)
My pokedex so far
32 Seen
25 Owned.

I decided to take the "bug challenge"
so my team so far is Bug pokemon only.
it took me like all afternoon but here's my team so far.

Maquerain
Lax - Lv.22
@ King's Rock
Bubble
Sweet Scent
Quick Attack
Water Sport

Ninjask
Adamant - Lv.20
@King's Rock
Scratch
Screech
Fury Cutter
Double Team

Shedinja
Adamant - Lv.20
@ Silk Scarf
Scratch
Screetch
Fury Cutter
Double Team

Dustox
Impish - Lv.16
@King's Rock
Gust
Poison Sting
Confusion
Tackle

Beautifly
Mild - Lv.13
@King's Rock
Gust
Poison Sting
Absorb
Tackle


as soon as I was able I caught some wurmple
the 1st one evolved into Dustox and after 3 attempts
I got one that evolved into Beautifly after being in the area
a while raising both pokemon to Lv.10 I was lucky and ran into a Surskit.
which then took a long time to raise into a Masquerain after it evolved
I again started raising my Dustox and [/b]Beautifly[/b] I made
my way over to Rustboro where I hunted for a Shedinja
then after having caught one I went to route 103 where I raised it 'til evolution. At which point I stopped playing 'cuz it was late.

All the while I caught pairs of all pokemon available in the areas I currently have access to, with the exception of Skitty which I only managed
to find a male of. I'm currently in the cave where i'm supposed to deliver
Steven's Letter to him, i'm in the first zone, hunting for a Female Abra and
a Male Geodude.

The battle with Roxanne wasn't as tough as I'd expected it to be
I got real lucky with Masquerain and I landed a critical hit with Bubble
on her Nosepass the other pokemon were already too weak
to stand against my Masquerain. I was very happy 'cuz I was originally
expecting I'd most likely lose the battle against her so you can imagine my
reaction when I won, perfect battle Masquerain didn't take a single
hit. I'm training in the cave for now, when my Dustox and Beautifly reach Lv. 20 I'll go fight brawly for his bad, by then I expect to have
collected a pair of each of the pokemon available in the caves areas
where I have access to without the mach bike. I'll update my current game
status later.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
April 16th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Remember this. Its not good to have all of your Pokemon in your team as the same type.

:t003:Dark Venusaur

shanecdavis
April 17th, 2006, 04:13 AM
Especially when you go up against Flannery. Just ask Mr. Smile. LOL Hopefully you have been leveling up a Water/Ground/Rock-type along the way.

Mr_Smilie:)
April 17th, 2006, 05:01 AM
thank u for mentioning me i hope u know that its quite sad spending hours lvling up pokemon and ur power runs out again cause u play it so much anyway i have a sceptile lvl 38 now wooo and vanir elf most of ur pokemon are rubbish no offence but i trained a ninjask to lvl 40 and it still was rubbish its only good thing is itss speed and u definatly wont like the flying pokemon GYM LOL ur'll get creamed

and since u only have bug pokemon think about getting a electric pokemon like manetric or magneton NOT electrode they r really bad to me

VanirElf
April 17th, 2006, 10:56 AM
I actually decided pretty early on that this was gonna be my "bug challenge" team so yeah, can't use other types.
Mr. Smile are you mental? Ninjask is nuts!!!
so yeah, i'm dreading the next gym battle, it's Flannery...scared.
so I now have a 6 member team here they are.

Masquerain
@King's Rock
Lax - Lv.30
Gust
Sweet Scent
Quick Attack
Bubble

Beautifly
@King's Rock
Mild - Lv.30
Gust
Stun Spore
Mega Drain
Morning Sun

Dustox
@King's Rock
Impish - Lv.30
Psybeam
Moonlight
Poison Sting
Protect

Shedinja
@Quick Claw
Adamant - Lv.30
Scratch
Screech
Fury Cutter
Spite

Ninjask
@King's Rock
Adamant - Lv.21
Scratch
Screech
Double Team
Fury Cutter

Volbeat
@Silk Scarf
Jolly - Lv.26
Signal Beam
Confuse Ray
Quick Attack
Moonlight

never before have I raised a Volbeat so I was very surprised how useful Signal Beam turned out to tbe.
at lv.25 it was able to take out all 3 of Archie's pokemon by itself, as expected Golbat was a bit of trouble but I sacrificed my Ninjask to it
so I could get in a 2nd Screech then I finished it off with
quick attacks from Volbeat after having confused it.
Mightyena and Sharpedo were no problem at all.
oh before u ask why I didn't use my other stronger pokemon is 'cuz I save
my money to buy casino coins so I carry with me x4 zigzagoon at lv.3 and 4.
their pick up ability is soo useful and so yeah i'm only training 2 bug poke's at
a time once, Volbeat and Ninjask reach Lv.30 I'm gonna see if
they're strong enough as a whole team to take on flannery. if that doesn't
go well, which is very likely I'll level them all up to lv.40 and they should
then be far more than strong enough to take her pokemon out.

shanecdavis
April 17th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Well, yeah leveling up a Poke beyond the levels of your opponent will allow you to defeat any AI player in the game, but that takes a lot of the fun out of the game, similar to using Legis/Ubers. Good luck.

VanirElf
April 17th, 2006, 01:20 PM
I dunno, I think i'm doing pretty good considering that I haven't needed
to use more than 2 pokemon to defeat any of the gym leaders
or trainers so far and they've all been pretty equal levels.
I think I'll do alright against Flannery if I juse the whole team at lv.30
I'm not worried about getting past her pokemons defenses it's
Overheat that i'm worried about, not enough of my poke's know
protect yet so they won't be able to defend against it and that worries me.
if I could remember how many pp it has, i'm sure that I could beat
her torkoal with shedinja alone, I've picked up enough picked up enough
revives to keep bringing it back to fight and go for the win. so i'm not worried about it but I am a bit worried about my other pokes should one get hit by over heat they're toast...maybe I should buy revives.

oh my current training thing same teams listed above but
now Volbeat has reached Lv.30 and Ninjask is currently at lv.27.

Mr_Smilie:)
April 18th, 2006, 01:46 AM
vanir elf enough with the double post i done that be4 ause i was impatient and didn't let it load and pressed tat quik reply like 5 times and i got 5 replys up :( anyway back to the point u think to much of ur bug pokemon they will get weaker and weaker when trainers get stronger and stronger i know this from past experience :(

shanecdavis
April 18th, 2006, 04:09 AM
All you have to do is go edit your post and delete it. But like Mr. S said, please stop with the double posts. I am surprised that a mod hasn't warned you yet.

Anyways, as I said before, the AI leaves A LOT to be desired. Even after three generations. I could make a team of 6 Magikarp and win the game with enough Revive, Potions, etc. It would be interesting though to see how long you would last in the Battle Frontier though when you cannot use any of those items.

Mr_Smilie:)
April 18th, 2006, 04:13 AM
i might sergest getting ride of some of ur pokemn like volbeat and ninjask and maybe get an electric and a water ur'll soon discover y ninjask isn't very good i think i said this be4 i got him to lvl 43 and his best move was fury swipes

VanirElf
April 18th, 2006, 01:02 PM
ok y'all time for my update on my bug challenge thingy.
here's my current team.

Beautifly
Mild - Lv.37
@King's Rock
Gust
Stun Spore
Silver Wind
Mega Drain

Dustox
Impish - Lv.37
@King's Rock
Psybeam
Moonlight
Silver Wind
Protect

Shedinja
Adamant - Lv.35
@Quick Claw
Scratch
Screech
Hidden Power - Ground
Confuse Ray

Ninjask
Adamant - Lv.35
@King's Rock
Slash
Screech
Swords Dance
Hidden Power - Ground

Masquerain
Lax - Lv.35
@King's Rock
Hidden Power - Flying
Scary Face
Quick Attack
Bubble

Volbeat
Jolly - Lv.35
@King's Rock
Signal Beam
Confuse Ray
Quick Attack
Protect

ok, so I beat Flannery, I took her on when all my poke's were at Lv.30
so it was an even match, it actually wasn't as hard as I was expecting it to be. only 2 of my poke's got knocked out and I obliterated Torkoal with
Shedinja, I had to revive it once though, the 1st time out I had it use
Spite, as it had just knocked out my Volbeat.
when Shedinja 1st came out it got knocked out but I was able to
eliminate all of Over Heat's PP's. then I braught out Masquerain...I'd forgotten inidimate wouldn't work, anyway I revived Shedjinja
and then switched out Masquerain for Shedinja and YIPPEE
I don't know why the computer didn't use Flamethrower on me.
I remember it using the move before in the game but whatevers, Shedinja took out Torkoal all by itself with Fury Cutter.

Immediately after that battle I healed and made my way towards Petalburg.
I took on Norman's Gym. the big hero here agains the trainers anyway was
Ninjask. When it came to normal it was a combined team effort. the 2
Slaking's were tough as usual, but the surprising hero in that match was Masquerain who's nifty ability + some well timed switching out earned me
the win. the 1st Slaking got taken out by my Volbeat after having confused it. Volbeat also did a number on Vigoroth but
unfortunately it got knocked out but by then Vigoroth was too weak
and I took it out with Beautifly as the last Slaking came out
I went back to my switching out strategy with Masquerain this time
using Dustox. I did this until Slaking's attack couldn't go any lower then I took it on with both Masquerain who got knocked out
by a critical Facade when Slaking was at half HP. but the rest
of the fight was taken care of by Dustox who's Psybeam managed to
confuse Slaking who hit itself for the knock out.

i'm Currently at the weather center. I've defeated Team Aqua.
and I've defeated May and have recieved both Fly and a female
CastformI had to reset once
to get a female one. I'll be taking on Wynona's gym after some leveling up
once my whole team is at Lv.40 I'll take her on. The only pokemon of hers
that I see as being a serious problem is Skarmory. as it'll be resistant to
pretty much all of my attacks. the fact that i'm pretty sure it knows Aerial Ace brings me no joy either.
so yep...that's my progress for today...wish me luck people.

Mr_Smilie:)
April 19th, 2006, 04:37 AM
your do better than i expected and thats also the good thing about overheat its sp.attak goes ALOT down and its PP is low and its next good attak is body slam which cant affect shedinja so errr woooo go vanir elf

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
April 19th, 2006, 08:20 AM
WOW that must of been very tough and you manage. I don't know how they didn't use Flamethrower but that was straight up luck right there.

:t003:Dark Venusaur

VanirElf
April 20th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Alright y'all here's my current progress on the bug challenge!!!

My team;

Ninjask
Adamant - Lv.41
@Soft Sand
Slash
Hidden Power - Ground
Swords Dance
Screech

Masquerain
Lax - Lv.40
@King's Rock
Hidden Power - Flying
Scary Face
Quick Attack
Stun Spore

Volbeat
Jolly - Lv.40
@King's Rock
Signal Beam
Confuse Ray
Quick Attack
Protect

Beautifly
Mild - Lv.40
@King's Rock
Gust
Stun Spore
Giga Drain
Silver Wind

Dustox
Impish - Lv.40
@King's Rock
Psybeam
Toxic
Silver Wind
Protect

Shedinja
Adamant - Lv.40
@Quick Claw
Shadow Ball
Screech
Hidden Power - Ground
Confuse Ray

When I took on Wynona I was expecting her pokemon to be in the 40's.
I remember them being in the 40's , but I was surprised to find they're in
the low 30's which is kinda meh...she wasn't hard at all to beat.
the battle went like this. I started with Ninjask who took out
3/4 of Swellow's HP then got knocked out, I braught out Masquerain
to finish off Swellow and then she braught out her Pelipper I took
about half it's HP out with Masquerain then switched out to Dustox
I realized the strategy I had used against Norman would probably be best
against Wynona too, so I proceeded to heal my Masquerain and then
did the switch in and out thing with Dustox and Masquerain 'til
I lowered Pelipper's attack as low as it would go, then I braught out a fully
healed Ninjask proceeded to Swords Dance 3 times to max
out it's attack, I healed once with a super potion and then took out
Pelipper with Slash Wynona then sent out Altaria
this time my Slash got a critical hit, and I actually think it would
have survived had it not been critical. the final pokemon was Skarmory
who survived my 1st Slash and took my Ninjask down to
12 HP with it's Aerial Ace attack, but since I'd taken it's HP down
to just over a 1/3 of it's total with my 1st attack, I was able to finish it off
on with my 2nd Slash attack for the win.
So far, to me personally I think Norman's been the hardest Gym Leader to
defeat. for the next Gym, I know Tate & Liza's pokemon are in the low 40's so
i'm just gonna continue the story 'til i reach them
I shouldn't level up much, especially since I'll be taking my full team with me
just for the progress of the game and all. As soon as I reach Mossdeep I'm
gonna take on the gym, I don't expect it to be too be troublesom at all
since I have faught Solrock and Lunatone that other trainers
in the game hand and even though our levels were pretty evenly matched
I was able to take 'em out in 1 or two attacks each. Just in case though
my 1st duo will be Volbeat and Shedinja should they fail,
well 6 bug types with strong bug moves is my team so yeah...not freain' the next
gym. I am however am a bit concerned about the final gym. Water poke's are
soo freakin' tricky. Especially since only one of my poke's has a move
that's super effective against 'em. I'll post further progress later on.

Mr_Smilie:)
April 21st, 2006, 06:42 AM
most of the time ur lucky but u r doing quite well keep it up or else

VanirElf
April 24th, 2006, 01:23 PM
ok y'all haven't been posting for a few days, been busy with school.
but yeah here's my progress and such.

the Team

Ninjask
Adamant - Lv.51
@King's Rock
Slash
Swords Dance
Hidden Power - Ground
Baton Pass

Dustox
Impish - Lv.50
@King's Rock
Psybeam
Toxic
Silver Wind
Protect

Volbeat
Jolly - Lv.51
@King's Rock
Signal Beam
Confuse Ray
Quick Attack
Protect

Beautifly
Mild - Lv.40
@King's Rock
Gust
Stun Spore
Giga Drain
Silver Wind

Shedinja
Adamant - Lv.51
@Quick Claw
Shadow Ball
Grudge
Hidden Power - Ground
Confuse Ray

Masquerain
Lax - Lv.50
@King's Rock
Hidden Power - Flying
Silver Wind
Quick Attack
Stun Spore

ok so here's my current progress
the 8th gym was actually the easiest one, as expected.
I captured Kyogre with releative ease, I used Shedinja to do it
it was pretty much the same for the gym battle.
I started off with Ninjask swords danced 3 times and then baton
passed off to Shedinja and wiped the floor with dude's pokemon.
victory road wasn't exactly easy due to the trainers and the wild
zuba/golbat didn't make it any more enjoyable.
I had to keep going back to heal a number of times.
once I reached the exit though, Wally didn't pose any problem at all.
he started out with Altaria as it set itself up for battle it allowed me to
again with Ninjask swords dance the 3 times and then Baton Pass over to Shedinja for the win. at their current levels I really don't think my pokes are ready to take on all of the elite 4, I think I might train' 'em up to at
least lv.60 before I take the challenge. I'm also thinking of starting to prepare
for breeding my next team. Some raising of the parent pokemon will be required but it shouldn't take too long for it to go through alright.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what my next team should be?
keep in mind it'll be for competetive batteling. I'm lucky and have lots of
people to play with around here so yeah. I was thinking of maybe raising
a proper BUG pokemon team, with some better pokes and proper EV
training.

Mr_Smilie:)
April 25th, 2006, 08:17 AM
maybe u can raise up some rock pokemon since they will wipe the floor of all ur pokemon weakness and have u took on the E4 yet