Well then, whenever you want. Though when I'll go back to work my normal hours, I'll only have time in the evenings or most week-ends. Can I ask your timezone by the way? I'm in GMT+2.
Then I will breed you a Feebas. Thing is, I'll have to hatch it and then trade it over holding a Prism Scale, otherwise you won't be able to evolve it into Milotic until after post-game. That okay with you?
Well, perhaps not whenever I want. I usually work the graveyard shift so that leaves me unavailable for most people. I'd really like to though. I think it would be fun since I haven't battled anyone since the days of Link Cables.
I'm sure you could, but I don't want to bother you with another breed. You went out of your way last time to find a Modest one for me. I think I'd feel comfortable with it only if you decided its Nature. Hehe.
Well...I just wanted to make sure. I didn't want you to reject it. I do have a habit of over doing things though so please still accept it anyway. n_n
I know I don't know you well but you're really fun to talk to. I hope we can be good friends some day.
Wonderful! It's been lovely talking to you these past two days so I was hoping you wouldn't feel bad about it. I've played this game the casual way for far too long so this is refreshing. I'm a bit OCD when it comes to things so I may have taken this too far this early in the game. I still don't know how to check for a Pokémons IVs or anything but I'm having fun looking for the right Nature. Also, I did catch a Modest Petilil. I did so the same night that you bred that Gothita for me. <3
I've never battled online but I'd really like to try it. Maybe we can do so for fun some day. I think that would be nice. n_n
I have 5/6 of the Pokémon I want for my team. Riolu, Growlithe, Elekid, Petilil, and Gothita. All I'm missing is my third pretty Pokémon. Feebas!
I hope you don't mind but I got you a gift. I'll send it to you soon so please say you'll accept it. You've done a lot for me and Id feel terrible if I couldn't do something for you.
Well, I'm glad then, I won't feel bad. I was just fearing that you wouldn't enjoy the game anymore because you'd think you're playing it wrong. Truth is that during a playthrough, I don't check my Pokemon's IVs and I don't really hunt for the best nature, though sure, I probably wouldn't use a Naughty Lilligant. I usually catch a Pokemon, and then check its page on bulbapedia to see its base stats, abilities and moves. If I like what I see, I'll train it. I was able to breed your Gothita with good IV in Special Attack because I have a few Ditto on hand to help out, but I only got those because I wanted to try out IV breeding after I beat the game. Funny thing is, I don't battle online at all, so I don't even test out the babies, and for the post-game battle facilities, I still use my main team or other wild Pokemon I've been wanting to try out.
And you're welcome! What's your team so far anyway?
I've always played Pokémon without caring for Stats, Nature, or Abilities. I still don't know how to come up with move sets that work well nor do I really know anything about playing this game at a higher level. Don't regret talking me into anything, you haven't done anything that I couldn't have figured out in time from asking around. As far as fun is concerned, I'm having the time of my life. Just being able to play has brought back so many good memories.
I find this fun and exciting. Discovering all of these new things and learning how to push a Pokémon to its true potential is truly a great experience.
It has brought a new element to the game that I for years remained ignorant to. So please, don't regret helping me. I asked for this. I would be sad if you felt bad for doing so because I still feel like I owe you for even talking me through all of this. Let alone specifically breeding a Gothita for me for nothing in return.
Please believe me when I say you haven't stripped me of anything. I'm still fully enjoying the story, I'm just doing so a bit more slowly than I usually would.
You know, I've never worried about natures or stats or anything when I started playing White. I had no idea how Attack and Special Attack were any different, same for Defense and Special Defense. I only used type-enhancing items, like Charcoal and Magnet. I didn't use any status moves, I was really awful at coming up with move sets. In fact, I remember my Serperior having four Grass moves at some point. And I still beat the game and did just fine. So don't beat yourself down. So what if your Lilligant isn't Modest? She'll be fine. Plus, it'll make the game more challenging. And endlessly hunting for the perfect nature, or perfect stats can get pretty boring. So try out different Pokemon, do the side quests, fill your Pokedex, enjoy the game
Anyway, you won't be able to breed until after you beat the game. Maybe that's when you should start worrying about all of this actually, since that's when the AI actually gets a little more intelligent and you may need that extra boost in certain stats.
And it's no bother. Though I kind of regret I talked you into all of this, I feel like I'm taking away from all the fun
Hm. It looks like I didn't have it figured out at all then. I really need to learn more about how stats work next time before I go out and catch anything. I kind of feel dumb now because I've been training some without the right Nature. Even so, I believe it would be best to catch the ones with the best Nature now so I can breed them later and start them all at level 1 with Pokérus. That would be my best option right?
I had no idea that other stats could be better choices for certain Pokémon. I figured everyone just focused on Attack or Special Attack.
Also, no Feebas until after? That's a shame. I was really hoping I would get one earlier than that.
Sorry for sending you such long messages by the way. Please let me know if I'm bothering you.
I've wanted to use Petilil, but haven't had the chance yet. You know, you can also go for Timid (+Speed/-Attack) for her as well, to make sure she also attacks first, and actually a nature that boosts speed is always helpful anyway. Well, unless the Pokemon has a low Speed stat, like Ferrothorn or Snorlax, in which case it is a waste.
It also depends on what moves you want to teach them. For example, Lucario and Arcanine both have very good Attack and Special Attack as well, so depending on the moveset you want, you can go for either Adamant or Modest. You can also focus on speed, like I said before, and chose Jolly or Timid. As for Electivire, Modest would not make a good choice, as his Attack > Special Attack, so you should give him Adamant instead, or something else that favors his Attack. Now, Milotic is actually a Pokemon that's able to take a hit, since it has good HP and defensive stats, so for her you can chose natures that would boost her defensive stats, while lowering Attack, like Bold or Calm.
Though, you should know that you can't capture Feebas until after you beat the game