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  1. Dedenne1
    July 21st, 2015 7:56 PM
    Haha im guessing you love fire types then? :3
  2. BettyNewbie
    July 21st, 2015 7:53 PM
    We just keep getting into these little spats, don't we?

    I'd like it if you had a choice between being a trainer or a coordinator. Contests are boring because they're side quests. Besides, different Pokémon could shine in contests.
    Interesting idea. I do agree that many fans look down upon contests simply because the games, themselves, de-prioritize them. It was mostly the anime that gave them more importance by treating May and Dawn's goals as equivalent to Ash's.

    I also would get rid of HMs, my hate of which you probably know well, and maybe make a game in which the goal wasn't to beat the league and become Pokémon master. In XY they even ran out of names to call the badges...
    HMs are the devil, no question. Surf, Waterfall (Gen 4-onwards), and to a lesser extent, Fly, aren't bad moves, but the rest are just worthless. Shouldn't a Lapras automatically know how to swim, or a Pidgeot know how to fly, anyways?

    LOL on the XY badges. I especially love how the badge for the first Fairy gym ever is... Fairy Badge. Like, was "Pixie Badge" too original and unexpected?

    I'd like to see a game where you play as a Gym Leader or E4 member, something more story-based.
  3. Dedenne1
    July 21st, 2015 7:31 PM
    Haha np my supportmanship was gifted to me by a member so im happy to have it but you did use a bunch of the customizations though and the coloring looks good haha and it works with your avatar :D
  4. BettyNewbie
    July 21st, 2015 7:01 PM
    I'm sorry if it seems like I'm excessively negative, but you know how I can be.

    Let's turn it around. What are some things YOU would change about the franchise? Be honest, and it can be related to any aspect of Pokémon, gameplay-wise or storywise.
  5. Dedenne1
    July 21st, 2015 6:28 PM
    Happy Anniversary!
    Nice Profile colors btw
  6. BettyNewbie
    July 21st, 2015 6:08 PM
    Golbat and Arbok aren't supposed to be the strongest Pokémon in Agatha's team, they're stepping stones. It's ok for them to be weaker than Gengar.
    But, they're Poison types, not Ghost types. Agatha is supposed to be a Ghost specialist.

    I want you to make me a list of which Ground-type Pokémon have the type as "filler" and why, and I'll explain to you why they're Ground-type.
    Gen 1's non-fossil rocks, anyone? So what, they live in caves, doesn't the Rock typing already cover that? And, STAB on Earthquake isn't really worth getting one-shotted by Absorb and Water Gun.

    I find it ludicrous that you don't consider "earth" as an element, but still.
    If that was what the Ground type was supposed to be, then it would've been the Earth type.

    Ice isn't an element, it's a different stage of water.
    Then why is it a separate type, as it is in MOST RPGS?

    You must realize that Dragon used to be the strongest type by far. Mating it to strong types requires some sort of balance, except when the Pokémon in question are Ubers.
    Which, in turn, made the type completely boring and utilitarian and predictable. So much for Dragons being "mythical" and "fantastic."

    Still, Staraptor is just a ****ing bird.
    B-I-N-G-****ing-O. Staraptor is just another early Normal bird, like Pidgeot and Fearow. Luxray is just another Electric mammal, like Raichu and Manectric. Flygon is just another offense-oriented non-elemental Dragon, like Salamence and Garchomp.

    Don't you get it? People are ****ing TIRED of seeing the same typings and concepts being repeated OVER AND OVER again. Do you know how many people jumped for joy over Talonflame being Fire/Flying? FINALLY, an early Bird that wasn't some generic Normal type!
  7. BettyNewbie
    July 20th, 2015 8:37 PM
    Sydney from RSE has a great team, according to your tastes, but vulnerable to any Pokémon with a Fighting move. Aaron in Platinum loses badly to Fire moves, and the only exception in his team happens to not follow your rule of "great type distribution", as Drapion starts as Bug and becomes Dark upon evolution. Three of the Unova E4, which according to you is so amazing, can be trivialized with Scrafty.

    Diversity and type matching are useless if there's no challenge. Agatha and Lance can be excused in RBY because the Pokédex was small, but, if you didn't have a Psychic or an Ice move, you'd be in for a rude awakening against them, especially Lance. Lorelei, which has the "best" E4 team in RBY, has four Pokémon vulnerable to Electric attacks, and Jynx can be taken down with Fire-type Pokémon which were pretty popular back then.

    If you're dealing with monotype teams, you'd be hard-pressed to find one without a serious weakness to a certain move, with "maybe" the exception of Wallace in Emerald, and only because Water is the most varied type.
    Anyone who didn't use Psychic and Ice moves in RBY deserved to be crushed by **** like Arbok and Dragonair.

    All, I can say is that I am SO glad you're not making the games. Based on that standard, a team of 6 dupes would be considered "awesome." Oh, yeah, I know, "they all have different moves," uh-huh.

    Ground isn't filler type, it's an element. The vast majority of Ground-type Pokémon, appropriately, live near mountains, volcanoes, swamps and deserts. And the only Pokémon Flying is a filler type in is Gyarados. I seriously don't recall a Pokémon that's Flying-type and can't fly other than Gyarados. Even Mantine can, to some extent; it doesn't learn the "move" Fly but it can glide over water. Dodrio and Delibird can't "fly" but learn Fly. Scyther can fly a limited amount, too, and learns Flying-type moves. Jumpluff glides and is almost lighter than air. I think even Tropius is capable of flight...

    Flying takes the role of the wind element, which is why Tornadus is pure Flying. Fan Rotom doesn't fly but it represents the "wind" element like Tornadus so it gets to be Flying-type, too

    Either way, the idea Flying is a "filler" type is laughable. There are a few Pokémon which can fly but aren't Flying-types, but they're either Levitators (so they're immune to Ground anyway) or are winged bugs like Beedrill. Like Flygon, they're a case of there not being room for three types, and, in Beedrill and Dustox's case, make them more distinct from their Bug/Flying counterparts.

    If we had it your way, Flygon would've been a boring Bug/Flying Pokémon, actually.
    Uh, yeah, no. You're reading WAY too much into the two types.

    Ground = dirt. It's a type you slap onto Pokémon who dig holes/live in caves and don't have another type that fits them better. And, Flying = wings. It's a type you slap onto winged Pokémon who, again, have no other type that fits them better (like Beedrill and Venomoth).

    Now, Water, Fire, Electric, Ice, etc... THOSE are elements. And, Dragon is sorely lacking in those outside of Legendaries.

    There's already a Fighting/Flying Pokémon, it's called Hawlucha and has a bigger case for being Fighting-type than Staraptor. Staraptor is just a bird of prey, not unlike Pidgeot. Braviary has a bigger case for Flying-type than Staraptor, as Braviary are depicted as "warriors from the sky" in flavor text, and also learn Superpower. Yet Braviary is Normal-type and there's nothing wrong with that since what makes it overshadowed is its poor Speed anyway.

    As for Luxray, it has nothing that relates it to the Dark-type. Zero, zilch, nada. It is neither nocturnal nor "evil". And the only Dark-type move it learns is Crunch, which a gazillion other similar mammal-like Pokémon also learn.
    Because, GAWD forbid people want to see their favorite Pokémon be special and unique and not just generic monotypes.

    Sorry for being aggressive, but you really push the envelope sometimes.

    I can't help but feel you want me to be like that, actually.
    Well, apparently, I have to with someone who seems to love the Status Quo so much.
  8. BettyNewbie
    July 19th, 2015 7:43 PM
    You can probably solo Lance's team with something like Starmie, but it still requires more than one move to beat them all.
    Not really. All but Gyarados are weak to Ice Beam. One Pokémon, big whoop.

    Agatha being mono-Poison is vulnerable to Alakazam, I guess, but that's more because GF stupidly decided to make Gengar a Poison-type AND give it zero moves to counter Alakazam AND make a buggy type chart AND finally make Gengar slower than Alakazam. Still, against anything else Agatha's ghosts are strong
    Just about anything with Psychic or even Earthquake could solo Agatha. How is that NOT awful?

    And, to think that she actually MOCKED Prof. Oak for being a "failed" trainer, when last I checked, he wasn't the one using dupe Gengars and a bunch of shitty Poison types! What kind of E4 member uses worthless Rocket Grunt Pokémon (Golbat and Arbok) and can even expect to be taken seriously?

    Why is it "worse" storywise? Flygon is an antlion. It's Dragon because it resembles a dragonfly, and Ground because antlions are common in sandy environments. Flygon has a bad 4x Ice weakness, but if it was Bug-type it would be weak to Flying and Rock which are very strong attacking types.
    And, what is an antilion? A BUG!

    Without the Bug typing, Flygon is nothing more than a land-dwelling dragon. Again, Ground is a generic filler type for the most part, not unlike Flying.

    It does learn a lot of Bug-type moves now, but saying that it needs to be Bug-type because of that is like saying Staraptor needs to be Fighting-type because it learns Close Combat, or Luxray needs to be Dark-type because it's dark blue and learns Crunch. Gyarados isn't Dragon-type and there's a good explanation for it, too.
    Because people want to see some more type diversity and want these Pokémon to be more special than they are? Without the Bug type, Flygon is just another generic land dragon. Without the Fighting type, Staraptor is just another generic Normal bird. Without the Dark type, Luxray is just another generic Electric mammal.
  9. BettyNewbie
    July 19th, 2015 8:33 AM
    I see what you mean. But I'm approaching this with the POV of the player. To the player, it doesn't make much of a difference to have only one of a certain type if it's a good Pokémon that fits into most teams, like Gengar. You're not "meant" to use only Pokémon of a same type.
    No a doesn't, but a game has serious issues if the NPC teams aren't up to snuff. When Elite Four members have to use Dupes and NFEs to fill space, that's a pretty big problem. People (rightfully) bash Glacia for having an awful team, but Lance and Agatha aren't any better. If anything, they're even worse, since even Glacia, at least, still had the "correct" monotype. She wasn't a "Dragon" Master with a mono-Flying team or a "Ghost" Master with a mono-Poison team.

    Flygon's type was unique when it came out, and inherently better than Dragon/Bug since Flygon had access to Earthquake and strong Bug moves were scarce.
    Yes, you could argue that Dragon/Ground has better competitive value, but storywise, it's far worse. Ground is just a generic filler type, akin to Flying, while Bug would make it something other than "just a dragon." Too many (non-Legendary) dragons in Pokémon are just plain old dragons without any other special characteristics.
  10. BettyNewbie
    July 18th, 2015 7:04 PM
    The first part, however, has some truth in it. But that's because I'm the kind of person who thinks that, if your only choice is a great one, and let's face it, Gengar and Dragonite are amazing Pokémon, there isn't much problem.
    Mewtwo is an awesome Pokémon, but a team of 6 Mewtwos doesn't make you a Psychic Master.

    Well, Flygon and Garchomp play much different. Same with Dragonite and Salamence. Now Altaria has a Dragon/Fairy Mega, so it became unique.
    Still the same boring typings repeated over and over. Why couldn't Flygon have been Dragon/Bug? And, Altaria should've just been retconned to Dragon/Fairy.
  11. BettyNewbie
    July 18th, 2015 6:23 PM
    Speaking of diversity, I feel like the Kalos games are a pizza restaurant with too many menu choices.
    Says the guy who thinks that Gen 1 has an amazing Pokédex and that Lance and Agatha have the best, most exciting E4 teams ever.
  12. BettyNewbie
    July 18th, 2015 6:18 PM
    C'mon, the only reason Mega Ampharos is Electric/Dragon is fanservice! It evolves from a ****ing sheep, how could it be a dragon? It's named like that in Japanese, but that's only really his name. Prior to 6th gen Ampharos learned no Dragon moves that I know of.
    Well, it stands upright and has no wool, so it clearly isn't 100% sheep. Also, its body shape has always reminded me a little of Dragonite's, but with the wings lopped off.

    Besides, it's not like there isn't any (non-Legendary) Electric/Dragon types, anyways. In fact, if you take out the Legendaries and Megas, there are exactly FOUR fully-evolved Dragons with unique typings--Kingdra, Hydreigon, Dragalge, and Tyrantrum (who's only part-Rock because its a fossil). That's just awful! Why are Pokémon dragons so boring?
  13. BettyNewbie
    July 18th, 2015 7:03 AM
    I don't think Ampharos fits him. There's nothing draconic nor mystic about Ampharos. Yeah, it has a Dragon-type Mega, but Lance wouldn't be using a Mega Ampharos anyway.
    Translation, it's not "badass" enough for him. He should only use Big Strong MANLY Pokémon, dammit... Like, Dragonite, for example.

    Dragons tend to follow the hardhitter template way too often.
    And, why do you think that is?
  14. BettyNewbie
    July 16th, 2015 8:19 AM
    I think I'd give Lance Kingdra and maybe Lapras or something like that instead of the two Dragonites. Lapras learns quite a few Dragon-type moves, actually. I don't like that he uses Salamence because it makes his team too overpowered and bland.

    A personal favorite that he uses in Stadium is Arcanine. Arcanine learned Dragon Rage in RBY and currently it learns Outrage and Dragon Pulse. Ampharos would give him some variety, but Ampharos is slow and easy to take out unfortunately...
    Lapras isn't bad, but it is sort of redundant with Kingdra and Gyarados. Ditto for Arcanine in regards to Charizard.

    As for Ampharos, it doesn't share a weakness with anything else he has, and it's SE against the Water types people usually use against Lance. Yeah, Earthquake takes it out quickly, but not any quicker than Thunderbolt takes out Gyarados or Ice Beam takes out Dragonite.
  15. BettyNewbie
    July 15th, 2015 10:19 AM
    I think Lance's team in GSC is rather boring by current standards, though. And none of his updated teams do him justice. Lance without Gyarados isn't Lance.
    At the very least, what he needs to do is ditch the dupe Dragonites. That's just boring and unimpressive by any standard, especially for a Champion. (In fact, I think Lance is the only Champion to date who uses dupes.)

    Why can't he have a Kingdra, for example? Not only is it a Dragon type, but it's also not part-Flying and from Gen 1-2. That should be an obvious choice for his team.

    Or, what about Ampharos? Its Japanese name means "electric dragon," and it received a Dragon type Mega, so it's probably meant to be a "dragon" in the same way as Charizard and friends.

    And, if Gen 3+ Pokémon are allowed, why not Sceptile, Flygon, Serperior, or Dragalge? They're all either Dragon type or dragon-like Pokémon, and again, none of them are Flying. Lance doesn't need cheap ass Pokémon like Salamence and Garchomp; Dragonite is the only Pseudo he needs.

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