Well, I'm six breedables away from being able to set up shop; got a ton in trades yesterday including the elusive Gible and Bagon, once I get a Kecleon and Snorunt (possible trade today), my importing is done for the time being (until I get the legendaries). The other four are in Sinnoh including the basic Starly and Burmy. Once these last six are obtained, it's time to plan my shop layout and what I have to offer.
Well, the only thing that you're not doing that I'm doing...probably RNG abuse. But that's it and I'm the one that's not doing what you're doing...And anyways, you don't need to join forces, it all boils down to whether you wanna or not. I'm ready to join forces when you are. But I'm sure you wouldn't join forces when it comes to making a forum. Like, that's an idea, but I don't think you'd agree, anyways it'll be useless, not many would come, kinda like how Hikari10's doing with her forum, like, she made one.
Well then, I wish you luck with your shop!
And always know that I will be here, readily offering some stuff that you can get for your inventory...
I'm also ready to join forces into one trade shop if you'd like.
And you can send over stuff of mine, simply state that I'm the person who obtained it in the first place.
Now there's an idea. I can do that another day, however. Might be getting a Kecleon and Snorunt today before I reach them in Unova (whereupon they can just stay there unless I need to import the Corphish, which may bed my single remaining species and can be transferred with Kyogre and Groudon when I get them).
I remember an old Sapphire ROM I played - Kyogre ran out of moves, but did not use Struggle. I'm not sure if that hack was a remake that took out the Struggle move or not. Kinda strange, as Struggle in Unova first surprised me. All I did was keep chucking Balls until it stayed put.
Yup, there's no wrong way to run it. I like keeping caught legendaries in an untouched form in addition to Events, so provided I have inventory room I do just that. When I catch the Uxie family in Sinnoh, I'll probably keep clones of the original trio there and the originals will join my party, with clones moving between systems (very likely without using them in Black, or in White 2, just for trading purposes).
What's interesting is that I don't try to get every single Event; I don't have to have a 2002 Special Event "insert here" available only at "insert store" locations in Korea. I just want at least one of each Pokémon that I can share with someone, and where possible, one Event/Shiny and one standard version to satisfy both preferences. I mean, I'm going to keep one of each legendary inside the "Dex" boxes (1-14 right now), and I have two separate "Legends" boxes (ran out of naming space, 8 characters only) where clones hang out in (or will once I have every single one cloned, first two gens. are generally done this way already except for the missing ones).
So...while my primary focus will be on a breding center, and that's where most of my work will go (trying to create perfect babies in every species legally without RNGing or anything like that, except for Phiones which can't breed on their own, meaning I can only guarantee one perfect EV stat), legendaries and Events will still be featured separately in the shop. I'll be looking at other trade shops for inspiration, but as for actual shop design, that is something I could also use help with. Probably won't revamp it at some point either; may as well open a new shop if you want to revamp. LMAO
Well, if we can do this, I'd rather give you ALL of my stuff and you'll clone them for yourself, then you'll give it back to me. That way we can have the same inventory, but you'd have more stuff. Or do it like EV with TGR8 (The Best Things Come In Pairs). Like, they offer different stuff. So someone would ask EV for her stuff and someone would ask TGR8 for his/her stuff. So they just work in one thread together, but they don't share their inventory together. So you can say that EV/TGR8 "rented" EV/TGR8's thread to offer EV/TGR8's own Pokemon.
Well, if we work out how to run things before opening, I don't mind sharing the shop. I mean, if one of us can be available and the other can't, we just need a time to meet up each time a trade for the shop needs to be completed. If we can work that out (regardless of whether I clone or not, but I'd be cloning Events and legendaries if sent to you to trade to someone else regardless), then there would be no problem joint-running. That way whoever can do the trade can respond, and it'll be between both of us to make sure we keep the same shop inventory (which I will do between two games, so I will likely keep the bigger inventory).
Awesome, down to 13 legendaries not yet in Unova:
- Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres (all which I'll get someday in SoulSilver with 16 Badges)
- Entei (in-game version, doesn't count in the 13) Suicine (once I defeat Misty I can go battle it), Ho-oh (Lv.70, again will probably wait for 16 Badges unless I locate an Event one of some sort, but I have to still catch the SS one for Ruins of Alph)
- Kyogre and Groudon (both, have Emerald, Groudon also in SS and I might hack the other Orb for Kyogre there provided that works; if not, I'll AR to get it in the PC and obtain the Jade Orb)
- Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf (all in Sinnoh)
- Dialga and Palkia (already have them Lv.1 in SS, haven't imported yet)
- Cresselia (final Sinnoh roamer)
That's all that's left plus a few breedables. I could literally open for business once I have all the breedables. :D