Venoshock also deals double damage if the opponent is poisoned, so it seems good combined with Toxic Spikes. I used Venoshock on my Poison Touch Seismitoad, though it was pretty much hit and miss. If you're not sure about certain TMs, you can always check bulbapedia to see when you can get them and which Pokemon can learn them.
I got 15 wins in before I finally lost. I managed to evolve my Venipede into a Scolipede though! And I taught it Megahorn. Now I just need to teach it Swords Dance. I'm not sure what other skills I should teach it though. I'm considering keeping Toxic Spikes and that TM Roxie gives us. Venosomething? That or Earthquake and Rockslide. Though I'm not sure how to teach him those yet. I also got the Razor for Gligar! Now I just need to decide when to level him up. I don't think it matters much for him though. They both seem to learn the same skills.
All this talk about booster packs is making me want to go out and buy some. I used to love buying Pokémon cards.
Good. A hard working girl deserves a break after a long day.
It's not even the matches that bother me, its just all the introductions and whatnot. It's very time consuming. I moved to the subway for potential multiplication. I need that Razor Claw for Gligar! I shall not fail. Hehe.
No need to blush, its true. You're a genuinely kind person and anyone would be lucky to have you as a friend.
Come time to breed I'll be bothering you quite a bit. So be prepared. To be honest I was quite scared of the whole thing before I started speaking with you. Now that you've taught me a bit it seems much less overwhelming. Hehe.
Had you not told me you weren't from the US or rather had I not tried to force a gift on you. Hehe. I never would have known English wasn't your first language. Truth be told you speak it much better than most people in America. Your grammar is amazing.
You're simply wonderful and I'm lucky to have you as a friend.
Yup, that's right. You can't do anything about a wild Pokemon's IVs, but you can influence them through breeding. The baby will always inherit three different IVs from the parents. Furthermore, if you give one of the parents a power item, the IV of the stat that power item influences will get passed down to the parent. E.g. if your Gothita has 30 IV in Sp. Atk., you can give it a Power Lens before breeding, and the baby will automatically have 30 IV in Sp. Atk. as well. The baby also inherits two other random IVs, like I said before. The other three IVs are still random though. Oh and you can also pass down natures through breeding. If you give one of the parents an Everstone, the baby will inherit that parent's nature.
Really? Thank you, it means a lot to me, because I'm not a native English speaker, so I'm always worried that I can't get my point across.
Much more excited now. So it would be ideal to max out two stats in terms of EVs? As for IVs those are more or less random for the most part unless I influence them? Either way you seem to have been right all along. In regards to IVs anyway since this generation seems to be fairly lenient when it comes to EV mistakes. Though, I get the feeling IVs are the lesser of the two I want to worry about.
You're an awesome teacher by the way. I should bring you apples or in your case maybe milk? Hehe.
Once you strip it down to the basics, it's pretty straightforward.
A Pokemon has a set of base stats, that are the same among the whole species and you can check on bulbapedia or where ever. E.g. Gligar has 85 base Speed. What makes one Gligar different from another are its nature and individual values (IVs). These are determined when you encounter it in the wild or receive the egg, and are random, so you can't really chose them. Well, you can influence them through breeding, if you use the right items, but that's pretty much it.
What a trainer can do is effort value (EV) training. Each Pokemon you defeat gives a certain number of EVs in a certain stat. These are also dependent on species, e.g. if your Gligar defeats a Patrat, it gets 1 EV in Atk, or if it defeats a Purloin miau it gets 1 EV in Speed. And 4 EVs = 1 point in that respective stats. So 40 Patrat = 10 Atk. Note that you can only get a max of 510 EVs in total, and 255 EVs in a stat -- though you only need 252 to max out, since it'll be divided by 4 and rounded down.