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  1. BettyNewbie
    6 Days Ago 09:41 AM
    Yeah, there were a few Pokémon who were hurt by the P/S Split, like Alakazam, along with the aforementioned Sceptile and Blaziken. (Even for the likes of Gengar, it was a mixed bag. It gained Special STAB, but it came at the cost of the Elemental Punches. And, it didn't really get anything besides crappy Focus Miss for coverage.)

    Luckily, though, Gens 5 and 6 added new moves and gave those older Pokémon new tools to make up for the loss of certain attacks in Gen 4. Well, most of them, at least...
  2. BettyNewbie
    1 Week Ago 09:55 AM
    Actually, the Pokémon G-Man thing could've been done without. They've never mentioned it beyond those episodes. It was something they created on the fly, to justify him not being the Champion, and it didn't make any sense.
    Yeah, that was a little silly. They could've just introduced him as "Leader of the Elite Four" like he was in Gen 1 (since it appears that the Gen 2 Elite Four never came to be in the anime's universe... yay!), which would've had the same effect.

    Despite that, though, the anime was still truer to his character than a certain popular manga, so I give it props for that.
  3. BettyNewbie
    1 Week Ago 10:45 PM
    I remember being so disappointed when I heard Lance's dub voice. They chose a really poor voice for him here.
    Never saw the Portuguese dub, so I can't attest to that myself, but I didn't mind his English dub voice that much. It was young and kind of cute sounding, which suited his character. (Unlike the crusty old man's voice he had in Origins. Ick!)

    That being said, I've always imagined him having a British accent, myself, and that's how I write him in my fic.
  4. BettyNewbie
    1 Week Ago 08:27 PM
    That was surprising because they had a route in the middle of a ****ing blizzard, and also Mt. Coronet's peak.
    I know, right? They put all of this emphasis on Sinnoh being colder than Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn, yet couldn't be assed to give us more Ice types than Abomasnow and Weavile. Weren't Mamoswine and Froslass introduced in these games? Why couldn't they have been included instead of one of the dozens of Water or Normal families? Did we really need to see Wingull and Tentacool again?

    I wouldn't say just the Dex. The only Fire-types among the new Sinnoh Pokémon were Infernape (a starter), Magmortar (an evolution of a known Pokémon), and Heatran (a legendary, though I dispute this status). That was worse than ****ing Hoenn.
    And, even worse, TWO of those Fire types weren't even in the Regional Dex in DP! Just terrible! Who in the hell thought that Dex was a good idea?
  5. BettyNewbie
    2 Weeks Ago 09:59 PM
    You could cut these and replace them with Fire-types, for example, which were severely lacking (although it's understandable since Sinnoh is a cold region).
    Ironically, DP's Dex was also lacking in ICE types, hence Candice having a Medicham. Guess the region wasn't THAT cold.

    And, if they purposefully wanted there to be few Fire types, then why did they even put a Fire specialist in the game, knowing very well that they weren't going to be able to give him a full team? A lot of thought really was put into this Dex, wasn't it?
  6. BettyNewbie
    2 Weeks Ago 07:26 PM
    I like the 4th gen the best, but even it has its shortcomings... It's very slow paced, for example, because the DS is weak and they put it all in the graphics while forgetting performance. You can see hiccups in some of the games.
    Especially, Diamond and Pearl, which were also full of glitches and had a terrible Pokédex. Platinum fixed most of those issues, though.

    As you can see, I do rank HGSS (which is technically Gen 4) very highly. It has the pretty graphics and modern mechanics while still being in a setting I actually care about.
  7. BettyNewbie
    2 Weeks Ago 10:58 AM
    These latest discussions have got me wondering--What are your favorite Pokémon games, anyways?

    While I naturally gravitate towards the early Generations, Gen 2 still remains at the top. To date, it's still the only Gen that improved on the previous Gen in every single way without removing anything in return. The fact that it was also the only Gen that was a direct sequel was only the cherry on top. GSC were literally everything RBY was, plus more.

    Here's how I rank the games, overall:

    BW, B2W2, XY (tie)
  8. BettyNewbie
    4 Weeks Ago 09:35 AM
    Oh, I see. Those things happen.
  9. BettyNewbie
    4 Weeks Ago 08:19 PM
    Where are you? Seems like you've been MIA these past few days...
  10. BettyNewbie
    January 23rd, 2015 11:22 AM
    Do you like tennis? I'm so frustrated that Federer lost. He played really badly, unfortunately.
    Not really into tennis or sports, in general. Sorry.

    GF doesn't seem to like promoting the E4 characters. PokéSpe is really the only thing that makes them have any sort of significant role. Lance got exposure in the anime because the Lake of Rage plot wouldn't have worked without him, but that's a rare thing. Of course, Cynthia is a Champion and appears throughout DPPt, so she's more recognizable than an E4 or even a gym leader, though she's still overused.
    It's not just GF, but also the anime. Even to this day, only the Gen 1 Indigo and Sinnoh E4s have appeared on the show in whole, and out of the other E4s, only Koga (who appeared as a Gym Leader), Drake, Caitlin, and Siebold have been seen. (It's unknown if one E4--Gen 2 Indigo--even exists in the anime, as neither Karen or Will were even seen or heard from, nor did we ever hear of Koga getting promoted.) The fact that the anime seems to deliberately downplay the E4's role by ending every arc with a large tournament (which Ash will inevitably lose) only makes it look worse.

    And, I don't doubt that the anime's hatred for the E4 has influenced GF's treatment of them. The fact that GF deliberately excluded them from the PWT only proves that GF doesn't regard them as anything more than generic nobodies standing in the way of the Champion, akin to that generic Camper standing in the way of Brock.

    (I think this anti-E4 bias has also caused Lance to play second-fiddle to the likes of Steven and Cynthia in marketing and promotion. Even though he's just as much a Champion as they are, he started off as an E4 member and is still widely recognized as one, so he gets cheated out of the cameos and appearances that are handed out to Cynthia like candy.)

    Actually, Smogonites despise hax. They've even tried to remove crits from the game! In fact, the crit nerf in 6th gen is a big nod to them, which is sad because hax is part of the game, otherwise all attacks would always hit and activate their secondary effect.

    I personally don't mind a battle facility, but I'm not fond of the gimmicks the BF had.
    Smogonites may hate hax, but they LOVE being forced to use only the strongest Pokémon with "perfect" stats, which is what battle facilities force people to do. Plus, Smogonites don't actually hate all hax--They may hate evasion, but they love using inaccurate moves like Fire Blast and Hydro Pump.

    Brazil is a vastly different country from the US. People below a certain line do what they can to survive and can't afford babysitters, although there are public daycares. The government helps, but the help isn't much (despite what some people think).

    I'm unemployed currently, but, if I wanted to have a child, I'd have to find a job most certainly to pay for its needs. I don't have anyone who can help me other than a possible girlfriend/wife, so it's hard.
    Yeah, I imagine things are different down there, although it's a similar situation for the poorest people in the US. Welfare and food stamps only go so far, especially when you have politicians who actively want to remove those meager benefits. On the flip-side, those same politicians also want to restrict access to contraceptives and abortion, making it harder for poor women to not have kids they can't afford. (Anti-abortionists are only "Pro Life" as long as the baby's still a fetus. But, a living, breathing baby or child? Screw 'em! And, screw the mother, too! )

    PokéSpe created most characterizations from scratch. RBY really didn't provide any, apart from a few lines. And, at least according to what I could find in Bulbapedia, it came out before GSC, too, which allowed them to write Lance as a villain, contradicting what happens in GSC. And, frankly, his RBY persona doesn't do him any favors (as with the rest of the E4). He came off as arrogant and not dealing well with his loss. But maybe, just maybe, his later position as Champion mellowed him and made him far more responsible, since he was now representing the whole League. The three years between 1st and 2nd gen are a mystery, and no one knows what happened in between, but it seems they molded Clair on the RBY Lance, and made Lance mature past his old self.
    While his Gen 1 characterization was a little "off," I still never saw him as evil (just like I've never seen Clair as evil). As I said, RBY Lance was very likely meant to be a teenager (like, 16-18 years old), and even the nicest teenagers tend to lack maturity and be kind of "unfiltered." The maturity difference between a 17 and 20 year old is larger than many people realize.

    (Of course, his personality wasn't the only thing inconsistent about Lance back then. Not sure if you remember, but Lance was originally meant to have purple hair, as seen in an early anime design of him on cards in the Pokémon Monopoly and Master Trainer board games (close-up here). It wasn't until Yellow that he officially became the redhead we all know and love. Interestingly, his early purple-haired look makes him look more closely-related to Clair, whom his RBY characterization has been compared to.)

    I'd like to see the next Gen 1 remake address this issue in the postgame. Maybe, they could have Lance apologize to the protagonist for being rude at the Indigo Plateau and give him kinder dialog in the rematch?

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    Basically someone who started playing Pokémon in 1999 and never grew out of it. My first version was Blue, which I still have somewhere but I'm pretty sure my GBC doesn't work anymore anyway.

    I have severe OCD, so when I play I make up some "conditions" for my teams. Usually, my Pokémon's names must all start with different letters (used to mean that the Pokémon's *actual* names should start with different letters, so no Houndoom and Heracross together, but since I nickname I've made this condition more flexible), there must be no repeated types, and their general sizes can't be too different (a somewhat flexible condition). Yes, I'm weird like that. My ID also can't contain numbers I hate, so I restart the game until I have desired ID.

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