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Advance Generation The hallmark of sprite-based Pokémon gaming, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald set you off on an adventure in the watery Hoenn region with tons of diverse Pokémon to discover. Fans of Kanto can reexplore their favorite region in FireRed and LeafGreen. Here you'll find other fans who enjoy talking about the Pokémon, strategy, and techniques to master this generation.

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Old September 6th, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Well here's my first thread here, it involves my favorite game of the series, Ruby. A lot of nice water types had been added and already existed. Milotic came into view, you can get an Azumarill if you wanted to. My point is there were so many good water types you could add to your team. I was 5 when I first played Ruby and this is who I added to my team.
Does anyone care about this thing or am I alone here I for some reason enjoyed using him and he was actually a nice addition to my team. Or am I insane...what do you think about this guy as a whole.
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Old September 6th, 2013, 07:25 PM
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I'm definitely going to use Relicanth in one of my next runs of R/S/E. The only thing that lets him down is his Speed and since Water type moves are considered Special Attacks in R/S/E, it's Water type attacks won't do much at all with it's lousy Special Attack stat.
It can however make use of Earthquake, Ancient Power and Double Edge to name a few. I think it's a very interesting Pokemon but a little difficult to use.
Old September 6th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Trainer_Altair View Post
since Water type moves are considered Special Attacks in R/S/E, it's Water type attacks won't do much at all with it's lousy Special Attack stat.
It can however make use of Earthquake, Ancient Power and Double Edge to name a few.
The thing is, when I was five I was clueless. I just saw a nice ancient fish and I was like I am totally gonna use that The good I guess is he gets STAB damage from Rock moves, EQ doesn't even need that. Yeah he was interesting, mine is level 100 now and currently in my Black 2 and ready to crack some skulls >.>
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Old September 6th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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I enjoyed using it!
Its Earthquake is strongly great.
I remember when it 1HKO'd Flannery's Pokémon in a rematch. xD
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Old September 6th, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Relicant is such a rare Pokemon that many kids that played the game probably don't even know about it unless they look it up somehow. It stats don't help it either. It's not entirely useless, however, as you need it to unlock the regi trio.
Old September 6th, 2013, 10:57 PM
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I have to agree that Relicanth is a perfectly serviceable Pokémon for leisure gameplay. But like Seattle said, the uses narrow down in the practical perspective. But I have to say you're not alone in that aspect. Many water types introduced in Hoenn are not top-notch, but if you play the game for fun I'd say there's nothing wrong in using it.
Old September 6th, 2013, 11:03 PM
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I love Relicanth and think he is an extremely underrated Pokemon. He has a decent movepool, good ability, and great attack. I also love how he is connected to the Regis and is a bit of a relic Pokemon. This guy definitely deserves more love.

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Old September 6th, 2013, 11:44 PM
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The reason why people rarely use Relicanth is because of its weaknesses to four of the most common attacking types, which are grass, ground, electric, and fighting. It does have good Defense stat, but its Special Defense stat is extremely poor. If a single Energy Ball attack got landed on this Pokémon, it would be taken down in a blink of an eye. Its Speed stat is quite low as well, so it will be having a very hard time to outrun your opponent's Pokémon. One of the good things about Relicanth, though, is that since it has access to the Rock Head ability, it will be able to hit very powerful Head Smash attacks without taking a single recoil damage. =)
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Old September 7th, 2013, 12:34 AM
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The problem with Relicanth is it has many weaknesses as well it is a bit rare and it comes late in the game. So I would suggest you to avoid it.
Old September 7th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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I love Relicanth but he was available so late into the game. :'< By then I already had a water type/Surfer on my team so it was a little late to catch and train another. I did train one up postgame way back though, and really loved it. He's a great Pokemon!

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Old September 10th, 2013, 04:11 PM
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For some reason I have always liked this Pokémon.
I never really used it during RSE times though - I have a trianed one which I planned on using for a team of mine but changed my mind just recently.
Now surfing around here it makes me feel like taking it into a team again after all. Perhaps I will add him to a X/Y team. : )
Old September 25th, 2013, 10:23 PM
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I love Relicanth - hands down one of my favorite water types (and rock types!). I think he looks really cool, and I loved having a pokemon inspired by a coelocanth. Also, even though it was just a bunch of pixels, the geology and prehistory nerd in me made it seem unbelievably cool to own a (digital representation of a) really incredibly old species without it being a revived fossil.

Very overlooked, and very cool.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 12:48 AM
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I always liked Relicanth's design but I never used it as my permanent water type in R/S/E. I didn't have the patience to train one but I did use it as an HM slave a few times in Ruby and also to unlock the three Regi caves throughout Hoenn.
Old September 26th, 2013, 03:19 AM
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I like it actually. I also had it in my team in Emerald/Sapphire, but not sure whether I was using it for battle or only for Regi trio.
Old September 26th, 2013, 08:28 AM
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Relicanth is a bro. I haven't used it yet, even though I've been dying to do so for a long time. I really need to get around to it, cause he seems really interesting.

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Old September 26th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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I haven't used Relicanth yet, mainly due to how rare it is and it's Rock/Water typing being rather weak to key type match ups. The design of it I like a lot, but I don't see myself using it.
Old September 28th, 2013, 09:28 PM
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I love Relicanth

They're so great design-wise, but stat-wise they're useless outside of the main game.
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