That's a good enough reason for me :P Even though I did plan my final team before the games were released, I used random Pokémon that I caught so I could have a full team of six at all times (since a couple members of my team took as far as Mt. Pyre to catch). But once they evolved into their final form, I would switch them with another newly caught Pokémon.
Nope, I just caught one very early in the game, and she's adorable, so I kept her, especially since I really do like Masquerain and wanted to use one. I also have a Poochyena with Thunder Fang, that I caught with the new sneaking up feature.
I really didn't plan my team before starting the game, and the idea was to just catch Pokemon and use anything that caught my eye until at least after they evolved. Thing is, I tend to get attached to my little pixels, so I'm not sure when I'll be changing my team to try out some of the Pokemon I have stored in the PC
The game gets really good after you defeat Norman and can surf over to Eastern Hoenn, imo. And Surskit and its evolution are really cool Pokémon; I used one in my AS playthrough until I ultimately replaced it with Xatu :P Are you using it in this playthrough since you couldn't use it in your Emerald playthrough?
Haha, thank you very much, though for me that'd be like wishing to win the lottery without buying the tickets. I haven't been a very diligent Pokemon Trainer lately, let alone breeder. I'm slowly playing my way through AS, no guides or anything, and it's especially fun since I've only ever played Emerald a long time ago, and only up to Norman's Gym, so lots of things are new to me, including the Pokemon. I'm using a Surskit right now
Suddenly I'm involved in six VM convos atm, and two at the same time is struggling enough for me... So once again I'm taking forever to reply to everyone >_>
I received many powers from that bond guy who hangs out in the hotels and PokéCenters. I never used them because I thought they were a one-time use item (so I wanted to collect them all rather than losing them) but, if they are rechargeable, I'll definitely use them :P
I have a spare Lucky Egg in Black 2 that I can transfer, but I can't remember if items are transferable... I have yet to use the Friends Safari (and ilias_ is the only person who I've registered an FC for haha) but I can live without Lucky Eggs. They do make things easier but most evolutions occur before Lv. 30, which doesn't take too long to reach. Grinding on the E4 gets that accomplished in no time flat.
Female Chimchar are just as rare as shiny Chimchar, it seems... As soon as I get back home and have access to my 3DS, I'll see which Pokémon I need and send you a message. Thanks ahead of time :D
They actually go up in level the more you use them, so I have hatching power at level 3 right now. Too bad I only use my 3DS indoors, if I walked around with it the powers would regenerate faster
I got my Lucky Eggs from one of those Mileage Club games on the PGL. The prizes are random though, so it may take a while to get them. But if you have access to a Chansey Friend Safari, that's also an option.
I could breed those for you if you'd like. I was actually breeding HA Chimchar right now, finally got a female after a full box of males...
I have never used an O-Power, even though I have a lot of them... Those would also help haha. I actually completely forgot about those. What I like the most about Route 7 hatching is that I can easily change parents after receiving an egg. Though I'll test the Lumiose/five eggs method when I can.
I only have one Lucky Egg >_> I do most of my training on Route 23 (or whatever the Route west of Snowbelle is) because all of the wild Pokémon are easily 1HKO'd by my Malamar :P Battle Chateau seems more fun, but I still need to work my way up the ranks haha
I do need a few starters, actually (and a few other rare Pokémon) :D I think I still need one of the Johto starters, Oshawott, Piplup, Turtwig, and Mudkip. I'm pretty sure I have the rest.
I actually bike back and forth on Rt 7 as well, since I breed a lot of the same Pokemon, so I prefer to pick up the eggs and hatch them right away, plus I use the hatching O-Power or just grab it from someone online.
For quick leveling, I turn on the Exp Share and give everyone Lucky Eggs, so I'm usually training 5 or 6 Pokemon at a time. I usually start by grinding at Victory Road, but that gets really boring really quickly, so then I go to the Battle Chateau. It takes a bit longer, but it's a lot more fun that way.
If you need stuff like starters or rarer Pokemon, feel free to ask, I have a lot of stuff lying around
I stay away from torrents >_> I prefer just finding a regular .mp4 or .wav file or YouTube video where I can directly stream the episode. But those are all low quality. Fortunately filb.de has many screenshots from all episodes, but it would be nice to not have to link to that website for every screenshot in the review threads.
Sounds like a plan! I just do one egg at a time and ride my bike back and forth on Route 7, but your method is much faster. I remember watching a video about someone using the coin method haha. At the time, I wasn't worried about breeding Pokémon, but now it will be a useful method.
It's been a work in progress since I started White Version back in 2011 or whenever they were released in the U.S. It's a tedious process, especially when spending an hour just for one evolution line, but it will look cool when it's finished :P Wonder Trade has been really helpful, though. I get a lot of NFE Pokémon that saves me time from breeding.
Well, you could download the subbed episodes via torrent from basically the only sub group who's in charge of Pokemon, and they have superb quality, like you saw in my screenshots. They usually post them almost a week after the episodes air in Japan, but you're doing the review threads for the dub, so it could work...
Flame Body basically halves the time it takes for the eggs to hatch. Magma Armor works the same way, but a Flame Body Pokemon that knows Fly is usually preferred, like Fletchinder/Talonflame or Volcarona. I recommend picking up the egg, then stash it in the PC and change the parents in the daycare. Do this until you have 5 eggs, then Fly to Lumiose and bike around Lumiose Tower with the eggs and your Flame Body Pokemon until all hatch. You don't even need to change direction, some people just stick a coin under the circle pad
Wow, a living 'dex sounds amazing, I could never attempt it, though I have started to fill up my 'dex, just without keeping every single evolutionary stage. I've been mostly relying on the GTS, I usually offer some of my IV/nature/ability bred Pokemon for stuff I don't have yet. I also Wonder Trade all of my bred Pokemon, which is a lot, so I get some random 'dex pages that way too