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  1. BettyNewbie
    May 28th, 2015 09:47 AM
    Oh, be careful. You don't want to take too many meds. Maybe, you should just try to rest?
  2. BettyNewbie
    May 27th, 2015 09:19 PM
    Me, too. Have you taken any painkillers? They do wonders.
  3. cream
    May 19th, 2015 05:16 PM
    don't be sorry! it's up there on my profile specifically for those who want to add me on skype. i've set it to private for people who aren't on my friend list and since you're my friend you were totally allowed to add me. P: anyhow, i've added you back! i'm not on there much lately though, and i will also reply to your previous vm soon enough. i'm a bit busy atm hehe.
  4. cream
    May 16th, 2015 06:58 PM
    i...guess? that's what i've been told, anyway. not sure i'd agree necessarily...there are days i feel pretty but sometimes i feel kinda average. xD depends on my mood i suppose.

    those two names ring a bell but nothing more...ah, that's right, here's my anime list so you can check what you've seen from what i've watched, hehe.
  5. cream
    May 15th, 2015 07:13 PM
    it does take skills to be able to put on makeup properly! even after years of practice, i still have much to learn.
  6. cream
    May 15th, 2015 06:37 PM
    well, i'm glad you think so. i mean, of course girls can also look good without makeup, but the purpose of makeup is simply enhancing your natural beauty. psyduck those guys who think women who wear makeup are "fake".
  7. cream
    May 14th, 2015 06:05 PM
    my favorite thing about death note is still this scene. xD

    oh yeah, that guy voiced literally everyone in anime history. but he has a nice voice and most of the characters i've heard him as are so funny and flamboyant. xD
  8. cream
    May 13th, 2015 06:22 PM
    well, if we happened to be in front of each other, i'd say hi too. i mean, we're friends. P:

    hmm...i've seen death note but i didn't like it all that much haha. it's a bit overrated, imo.
    still better than twilight, omg. i've never watched vampire knight but vampire stuff in general never appealed to me.
  9. BettyNewbie
    May 12th, 2015 10:29 AM
    Uh oh, hope everything's okay.

    Message boards and smartphones don't mix.
  10. cream
    May 11th, 2015 12:45 PM
    when people stare at me, i stare back until they stop. i can have a sharp glare when i want to so it makes people uncomfortable, hahah.
    hell, the other day when i went shopping, i felt i had an especially nice outfit and because of that, people, boys and girls, stared at me all day...some of them would even smile, but i smiled back at them when that happened. i think it's less rude than just plain staring.

    well, what anime series have you watched before? :o
  11. BettyNewbie
    May 8th, 2015 10:02 PM
    I think Kalos had way too many Pokémon IMO. I'm satisfied with around 200.
    200 is fine if the type distribution is good, which, sadly, isn't the case in most of the games. Luckily, though, GF seems to have improved on this from around Platinum-onwards (excepting HGSS and ORAS, of course). Even BW had a fairly diverse Dex, despite only containing the 156 Gen 5 Pokémon (and they were also wise to restrict the E4 to just 4 Pokémon each to avoid having to use dupes/NFEs/filler).

    They wanted to promote the GBA Slot and connectivity with 3rd gen. Not the best idea, though.
    And, that ended up being a lost cause as soon as the DSi was released, anyways. I still think one partial reason they made HGSS (as well as expanded the Dex in Platinum) was to allow DSi owners to complete the National Dex and so they could start phasing out the Gen 3 games for good. (Why else do you think they put the Kanto Starters, Hoenn Starters, Bird Trio, Mewtwo, and the Weather Trio in HGSS?)

    Scyther and Pinsir I think no one uses in 1st gen either. You can't get a Pokédex entry for them unless you trade them from the opposite game. At least in GSC they aren't exclusives!
    Actually, you can get both in Yellow. You can get them in the Safari Zone or at the Game Corner for 6500 coins each. However, your point still stands for RB.
  12. BettyNewbie
    May 8th, 2015 05:45 PM
    IIRC the new Pokémon in GSC were advertised as "newly discovered", so it made sense that traditions were built around old ones like Bellsprout.
    I should note that this was something GF stopped doing in Gen 3 when they introduced Regional Dexes. New Pokémon were no longer "newly discovered" but instead, just the natives of the region you're in. This was both a good and bad thing, good in that it allowed the new Pokémon to shine more, but bad in that it paved the way for formulaic Dexes that were full of obvious expies/substitutions for older Pokémon.

    Gen 6 seemed to hit the happy medium--It had a large, diverse Pokédex made up of Pokémon from all Gens, yet they still made sure that the Kalos Gym Leaders all had Gen 6 Pokémon as their aces so the new Pokémon wouldn't be completely overshadowed. (And, similar to Gen 2, Gen 6's lineup is low on expies/substitutions since these Pokémon were made to complement the older ones instead of replace them.)

    Another gen where this happened more or less was 4th gen. If you didn't bother with Honey, you wouldn't be able to catch and use things like Wormadam and Vespiquen. Munchlax itself was an obscenely rare Honey encounter. 4th gen was another gen which was a continuation of the old ones.
    This is especially true for DP, which didn't even have all Gen 4 Pokémon in the Regional Dex. Even worse, it didn't even make sense to do this, since DP weren't direct sequels like GSC were. They were just as much a "reboot" as RSE.

    But there isn't much bad about it. Sometimes you need to work to find and use certain things. Granted, Mothim sucked because it was an easy Honey encounter, but other things make sense to be difficult to find. Of course, if you try to catch a Yanma with Speed Boost in the Great Marsh you'll need a full day and a lot of luck, which is a bit exaggerated.
    Of course, stronger Pokémon should be harder to find. Things like Dratini would be completely broken if they were as common as Rattata and Caterpie. The harder something is to find, the greater the payoff.

    ... Which is why something like Dunsparce being rare just doesn't make any sense. It's not a particularly powerful or useful Pokémon, and it doesn't even have the aesthetic appeal of something like Clefairy, Pikachu, or Marill, yet it's just as hard to find and catch as Dratini.

    This is not only a 2nd gen thing, though. In 1st gen I think the only trainer who used Jynx was Lorelei. I don't remember anyone using Magmar and Electabuzz, and only one or two trainers used Mr.Mime.
    Yeah, the "Humanshapes" were pretty rare in Gen 1, too. (In fact, it wasn't even possible to have a non-traded Jynx or Mr. Mime until Gen 2.) At least, they were all reasonably strong, though, so it sort of made sense for them to be rare. Even in Gen 2, they aren't all that common in the wild.
  13. BettyNewbie
    May 8th, 2015 03:13 PM
    There are a lot of Pokémon in GSC you won't ever see outside of wild encounters (Heracross, Skarmory), and another few which require you to catch and evolve them (Ampharos, Scizor, Tyranitar). This can't have been a random thing. It may have been something to reward exploration and curiosity.
    If that was their intention, then it backfired badly. Making most of the new Pokémon extremely rare collectibles didn't do anything but make them easy to ignore and forget in comparison to the older Pokémon. With the exception of the starters (and possibly legendaries), most people's GSC teams were made up of the exact same Pokémon as their RBY teams. Combine that with 70-80% of the NPCs using nothing but Gen 1 Pokémon, and you have less a new Generation and more a continuation of the previous. (Which, I guess, at least, fits in with GSC being sequels.)

    The only reason the likes of Heracross, Scizor, and Tyranitar weren't forgotten was undoubtedly because of Stadium and competitive, in general.
  14. BettyNewbie
    May 7th, 2015 09:29 PM
    Don't half of them use Johto Pokémon? Whitney, Jasmine, Pryce and Clair all use new Pokémon.
    Only their aces are Gen 2 Pokémon; their other Pokémon are all Gen 1. (Plus, Jasmine's and Clair's aces evolve from Gen 1 Pokémon.) Why couldn't Jasmine have had a Skarmory and Magneton instead of two Magnemites? And, Pryce could've had a Sneasel instead of Seel.

    And, then you have the others. Falkner could've easily had a Hoothoot or Natu instead of Pidgey, and Bugsy could've had Ledian and Ariados instead of the cocoons. And, Morty's entire gym could've used more Misdreavus. It's almost a little embarrassing how many Gen 2 Pokémon ended up getting more screentime in later Gens than they did in Gen 2.

    I think you were meant to work harder to get a few Pokémon. Larvitar, for example, I'm almost sure it was conceived as a "reward".
    Larvitar is a Pseudo-Legendary, so of course, it wasn't meant to be easy to get. (Although, its rarity is still a little inexcusable when they let you get Dratini as early as the Goldenrod Game corner. Isn't Dratini supposed to be just as much of a "reward" Pokémon as Larvitar?)

    On the other hand, there were things like Dunsparce, Qwilfish, Aipom, Corsola, and several others that were rare and non-existent on trainer teams for seemingly no reason other than they were "new" Pokémon. Just why?
  15. BettyNewbie
    May 7th, 2015 07:48 PM
    So, what? The Sages having Hoothoot didn't mean that Falkner couldn't have one, either.

    I don't know about you, but it annoys me to heck how so few Johto gym leaders actually used Gen 2 Pokémon. Weren't GSC supposed to be promoting the new Pokémon? I can see why they invented Regional Dexes in RS; it forced the games to give more of the spotlight to the new Pokémon.

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