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Old August 17th, 2012, 10:51 AM
Awkward Squirtle
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Gender: Male
Just a few questions:

Pokémon Essentials allows you to choose specific details about a trainer's Pokémon (moves, hold item, ability, gender etc), as written on this page. Since it takes you just a minute or two to add this, and you're not exactly flooded with entries, why not allow people to choose them if they so wish?

I assume you're using the newest version of Essentials with all the 4th gen mechanics (physical/special split, 4th gen moves/items/abilities etc). Can you confirm? It's good to know if you decide to let people go into more detail about their team as above!

How are you going to decide which Pokémon to rent out, and what moves/items they have? I suggest you let people choose from any non-legendary (or Battle Frontier-legal, see below) Pokémon, and give the player one of each hold item and one of each TM (make the TMs infinite use; I can help with the small script change if you need it). Also, make the move relearner free (and possibly have someone who teaches egg moves; again, I can help with scripting that). That way, players can customise their team as much as they want. If you do go this way, it shouldn't take me too long to make script for a nice Pokémon selection screen.

Finally, I'd like to ask you to relax your ruling on legendaries a little. I appreciate that you want to ban them because they're usually powerful (you don't want anyone using the likes of Arceus), but you have to realise not all legendaries are that good! Pokémon like Garchomp and Metagross are as good or better than some legendaries - just have a look at their stats on Serebii or Bulbapedia. I recommend you allow all the Pokémon allowed in the Battle Frontier in the actual games, at the very least. The Battle Frontier bans the following Pokémon (and item):
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew
  • Lugia
  • Ho-oh
  • Celebi
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Jirachi
  • Deoxys
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Manaphy
  • Phione
  • Darkrai
  • Shaymin
  • Arceus
  • The Soul Dew item
Some of these aren't actually all that powerful (e.g. Jirachi), but for consistency with the real games (and to avoid arguments), I'd just use that list.

I don't know whether I can qualify to be in the game (I've been here a year, but I haven't posted much), but I'm sure other people would be happy if you answered these.

Last edited by Awkward Squirtle; August 17th, 2012 at 10:56 AM.
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