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Old August 20th, 2012 (07:57 PM).
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Quote originally posted by PlatinumDude:
If you're willing to spend a lot of time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, then it's a better idea to try and catch a new Scyther in SS. Those IVs don't seem to cut it.
I do have two Dittos with Iv's 30/30/19/24/28/8 and 20/9/16/31/11/31.
All the IV's I need are there but only in the dittos
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I do have two Dittos with Iv's 30/30/19/24/28/8 and 20/9/16/31/11/31.
All the IV's I need are there but only in the dittos
It might be a better idea to have the good IVs in the Scyther just to be safe.
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Old August 20th, 2012 (08:22 PM).
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It might be a better idea to have the good IVs in the Scyther just to be safe.
Good point I'll try both methods and might even contribute my knowledge to a breeding thread.
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Old August 21st, 2012 (08:43 AM).
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Um, yeah, starting competitive battling, 6 losses 0 wins. How's the Team? I do 3 on 3.
Emboar :
Flamethrower
Flare Blitz
Heat Crash
Head Smash
Volcarona
Heat Wave
Bug Buzz
Silver Wind
Quiver Dance
Ditto
Transform
I do Level50 single battles.
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Quick question for anyone that can assist me -

I have been spending the last few days learning as much as I can about EV training, I previously knew nothing, but now feel like I understand it, but I have one question

I have bred a LV1 Elekid, and want to start EV training it, but there's one thing I can't find an answer to anywhere

If I battle a Pokemon that gives ATK EV's (Which is what I want) and my Elekid gains multiple levels in the same battle, will it still only gain 1 EV from the battle? or will the number increase based on the amount of levels he gains from that one fight?
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Quote originally posted by chaoticlapras:
Um, yeah, starting competitive battling, 6 losses 0 wins. How's the Team? I do 3 on 3.
Emboar :
Flamethrower
Flare Blitz
Heat Crash
Head Smash
Volcarona
Heat Wave
Bug Buzz
Silver Wind
Quiver Dance
Ditto
Transform
I do Level50 single battles.
To be honest not fantastic.
First you have two fire types, what is essential especially in 3 on 3 battles is diversity and coverage. You definitely want to switch at least one out for a different type, also probably get rid of ditto completely.
Emboar, you have 3 fire type moves, that's bad, Emboar has fantastic attack but not very good Sp. Attack so remove the special fire type moves. Head Smash while dealing incredible damage also gives half recoil which is far too risky to run in competitive battling.
I suggest
- Heat Crash OR Flare Blitz
- Earthquake
- Hammer Arm
- Wild Charge
Running Scald may not be a bad idea either it has enough Special Attack to make use of it.

Volcarona. I assume you haven't reached level 100 for Fiery Dance yet, but when you do it is essential.
For now your Volcarono should know
Heat Wave
Quiver Dance
Bug Buzz
The last is your choice but I suggest either, Psychic, Solar Beam (Only if you're running Sunny Day on something else) Hurricane (level 90) or Hidden Power Grass.

Ditto is an interesting idea, but most often a bad choice. If by chance your opponent does have one move to counter themselves in battle and you send out a ditto, they know they have one extra set up move while you use transform. Your Ditto is going to have a bad time. It is highly recommended to ditch ditto for something else

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Quick question for anyone that can assist me -

I have been spending the last few days learning as much as I can about EV training, I previously knew nothing, but now feel like I understand it, but I have one question

I have bred a LV1 Elekid, and want to start EV training it, but there's one thing I can't find an answer to anywhere

If I battle a Pokemon that gives ATK EV's (Which is what I want) and my Elekid gains multiple levels in the same battle, will it still only gain 1 EV from the battle? or will the number increase based on the amount of levels he gains from that one fight?
Yes your Elekid will only gain the amount of EVs that the Pokemon you battled yields.
Example, you battle a Machop level 80 you send in Elekid level 1 and switch to something stronger (naturally).
Your Elekid grows 29 levels say, but only 1 attack EV is given.
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Old August 21st, 2012 (03:20 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Plumpyfoof:
Yes your Elekid will only gain the amount of EVs that the Pokemon you battled yields.
Example, you battle a Machop level 80 you send in Elekid level 1 and switch to something stronger (naturally).
Your Elekid grows 29 levels say, but only 1 attack EV is given.
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (03:18 AM).
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Quote originally posted by chaoticlapras:
Um, yeah, starting competitive battling, 6 losses 0 wins. How's the Team? I do 3 on 3.
Emboar :
Flamethrower
Flare Blitz
Heat Crash
Head Smash
Volcarona
Heat Wave
Bug Buzz
Silver Wind
Quiver Dance
Ditto
Transform
I do Level50 single battles.
Emboar's physical movepool is quite diverse, you should take advantage of that. A decent Emboar moveset would be something like; Flare Blitz, Head Smash, Wild Charge and Superpower.

Volcarona doesn't have a huge movepool but what it does have it can make use of. Quiver Dance and Bug Buzz are moves you've already got so you're half way there! Hidden Power Ground or Rock should be your next move. It gives Volcarona a lot of coverage against its threats. And finally for your fire type move. It should be either Fiery Dance, Fire Blast or Flamethrower. :)

Ditto only works well if it's got its dream world ability. \:
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Would a thick fat (DW ability) Mamoswine with stealth rock (egg move) be legal? I guess what I'm asking is, did they release a female thick fat dream world mamoswine yet? Last I heard they only released a male one, but that info could be out of date.
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Quote originally posted by SoulRed12:
Would a thick fat (DW ability) Mamoswine with stealth rock (egg move) be legal? I guess what I'm asking is, did they release a female thick fat dream world mamoswine yet? Last I heard they only released a male one, but that info could be out of date.
A female Swinub is currently available in the DW. Stealth Rock also became a move tutor in B2/W2, so Thick Fat + Stealth Rock is legal on Mamoswine.
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So I dont know if this is allowed, but i would like to make a good team around Flygon. So does anyone have any suggestions of poke's i could use that have good synergy?
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Hi everyone,
Although I've played Pokemon for a long time, iv never actually set foot onto the competitive battling arenas like wifi battles, stadium as battle revolution. So I have no idea on the rules like the UU or the whatever tiers are. I just downloaded Pokemon online simulator and I made a mono-water team.

Empoleon @ Leftovers
Lanturn @ Focus sash
Wailord @ Leftovers
Ludicolo @ Focus sash
Swampert @ Focus sash
Slowbro @ Leftovers

What would you classify each of my Pokemon and my entire team? Am I using to many of the same items?
Thanks for your help
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Old August 23rd, 2012 (04:54 PM). Edited August 23rd, 2012 by PlatinumDude.
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So I dont know if this is allowed, but i would like to make a good team around Flygon. So does anyone have any suggestions of poke's i could use that have good synergy?
Generally, Pokemon who can set up Spikes and Stealth Rock, such as Roserade, Froslass and Hitmontop, make good teammates. Pokemon that can deal with Slowbro also make good teammates, like Raikou. Magneton also makes a good teammate, not only for its ability to deal with Slowbro, but also to trap the Steels that Flygon has trouble with, like Bronzong.
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Hi everyone,
Although I've played Pokemon for a long time, iv never actually set foot onto the competitive battling arenas like wifi battles, stadium as battle revolution. So I have no idea on the rules like the UU or the whatever tiers are. I just downloaded Pokemon online simulator and I made a mono-water team.

Empoleon @ Leftovers
Lanturn @ Focus sash
Wailord @ Leftovers
Ludicolo @ Focus sash
Swampert @ Focus sash
Slowbro @ Leftovers

What would you classify each of my Pokemon and my entire team? Am I using to many of the same items?
Thanks for your help
Item clause isn't in effect in battle simulators. Generally, Pokemon that are OU and Uber can't compete in UU.

Some of your Pokemon are better off with different held items. Lanturn, Ludicolo and Swampert are pretty bulky, so they have no need for Focus Sash. They should hold Lefties.

Also, Wailord isn't very good in UU to be honest because of its average offenses and low Speed. Try to find other Water Pokemon.
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Im not sure if this question has been asked and/or belongs here, but what exactly are EV's and IV's


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Im not sure if this question has been asked and/or belongs here, but what exactly are EV's and IV's


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Probably easier to direct you to places than to explain it in detail. EVs are covered by http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=6524881&postcount=6 and IVs are covered by http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Individual_values :)
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[QUOTE/]
Item clause isn't in effect in battle simulators. Generally, Pokemon that are OU and Uber can't compete in UU.

Some of your Pokemon are better off with different held items. Lanturn, Ludicolo and Swampert are pretty bulky, so they have no need for Focus Sash. They should hold Lefties.

Also, Wailord isn't very good in UU to be honest because of its average offenses and low Speed. Try to find other Water Pokemon.[/QUOTE]

Which Pokemon do you classify as OU or Uber? Is there a list somewhere? What you classify my Pokemon as?
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Quote originally posted by lowry:
Which Pokemon do you classify as OU or Uber? Is there a list somewhere? What you classify my Pokemon as?
Here's the link to all the Pokemon and the tiers they're in. Just by looking at your team, all of them are either NU, RU or UU, mostly UU.
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Old August 24th, 2012 (03:55 AM).
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Quote originally posted by PlatinumDude:
Here's the link to all the Pokemon and the tiers they're in. Just by looking at your team, all of them are either NU, RU or UU, mostly UU.
I'm trying to be unique with my team; like Slowbro. What do you think replace Wailord? Samurott, Milotic, Blastoise, Kingdra, Dewgong, Lapras, Octillery or Mantine. What do you think?
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I'm trying to be unique with my team; like Slowbro. What do you think replace Wailord? Samurott, Milotic, Blastoise, Kingdra, Dewgong, Lapras, Octillery or Mantine. What do you think?
First you need to decide what your team's tier is going to be, OU, UU, RU or NU?
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First you need to decide what your team's tier is going to be, OU, UU, RU or NU?
I think UU. Sorry, but on PO how do you differentiate which trainers are using what tier teams?

Team so far:
-Empoleon
-Lanturn
-Ludicolo
-Swampert
-Slowbro
-________
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Old August 24th, 2012 (01:06 PM).
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Quote originally posted by lowry:
I think UU. Sorry, but on PO how do you differentiate which trainers are using what tier teams?

Team so far:
-Empoleon
-Lanturn
-Ludicolo
-Swampert
-Slowbro
-________
As a previous PO user, I'm guessing that the tier the person is using is below their name.

Azumarill could be an option in the last slot because of its Huge Power ability, but generally, Kingdra is better because of its good secondary STAB.

Here are some possible viable sets you can use for both Pokemon:
Azumarill:
-Waterfall
-Aqua Jet
-Return/Double-Edge
-Ice Punch/Superpower
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Spe
Item: Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power

or
-Substitute
-Focus Punch
-Waterfall/Ice Punch
-Aqua Jet/Toxic
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Spe
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Huge Power

Kingdra:
-Dragon Dance
-Waterfall
-Outrage
-Rest
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Chesto Berry
Ability: Swift Swim/Sniper

or
-Rain Dance
-Hydro Pump
-Draco Meteor
-Dragon Pulse/Surf
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers/Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim

or
-Substitute
-Dragon Dance
-Outrage
-Waterfall
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Swift Swim/Sniper

or
-Dragon Dance
-Waterfall
-Outrage
-Rain Dance/Draco Meteor
Nature: Adamant/Lonely
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry
Ability: Swift Swim/Sniper
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You could, but hacking is frowned upon generally, unless the other player agrees to play with hacked Pokemon.
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Old August 24th, 2012 (10:43 PM). Edited August 24th, 2012 by SoulRed12.
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EDIT: See below. -_______-

Can someone help me explain this? I'm not sure how this could have possibly happened. I was playing PO, and a scizor came in against my haxorus. He swords dances as I E/Q, then I decide to switch to my magnezone to trap and finish him off. Buuuuut...somehow he went faster than my magnezone, which was both holding a scarf AND it had maximum speed EVs + timid nature (I just verified this). As you can see below the Scizor didn't have a scarf not only because he changed moves but also because of the lefties message. So how is this possible? There was no tailwind.

The relevant part of the battle log:
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soulred12 sent out Haxorus!

Haxorus has Mold Breaker!

Start of turn 9
Opponent called Gyarados back!
Opponent sent out Scizor!

Haxorus used Dragon Dance!
Haxorus's Attack rose!
Haxorus's Speed rose!

The foe's Scizor restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

Start of turn 10
Haxorus used Earthquake!
The foe's Scizor lost 68% of its health!
Haxorus is hurt by its Life Orb!

The foe's Scizor used Swords Dance!
The foe's Scizor's Attack sharply rose!

The foe's Scizor restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

Start of turn 11
soulred12 called Haxorus back!
soulred12 sent out Magnezone!

The foe's Scizor used Bullet Punch!
It's not very effective...
Magnezone lost 49 HP! (17% of its health)

The foe's Scizor restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

Start of turn 12
The foe's Scizor used Superpower! [<---- RIGHT HERE]
It's super effective!
Magnezone lost 233 HP! (82% of its health)
Magnezone fainted!
The foe's Scizor's Attack fell!
The foe's Scizor's Defense fell!

The foe's Scizor restored a little HP using its Leftovers!


So how did he move first with Superpower as I tried to use HP Fire?

EDIT: I'm an idiot. I rechecked the log for the 3rd time, and suddenly I see that Zone had been paralyzed a few turns before by a miltank. Ugh. PO really should get a better way to display status.
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Old August 26th, 2012 (02:38 AM).
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Hey guys,

I've made a second attempt to make a UU team on PS. I still have no idea on what items are appropriate

Cobalion @ ?
Ability: Justified
-Stealth rock
-Close combat
-Iron head
-Volt switch

Slowbro @ quick claw
Ability: Regenerator
-Surf
-Flamethrower
-Psychic
-?

Zoroak @ ?
Ability: Illusion
-Dark pulse
-Flamethrower
-?
-?

Zapdos @ leftovers
Ability: lightningrod
-Discharge
-Overheat
-Detect
-*flying move?*

Snorlax @ quick claw
Ability: thick fat
-Psychic
-?
-?
-?

Rotom-fire @ focus sash
Ability: levitation
-Discharge
-Flamethrower
-HP grass
-?

I tried with random moves and I my opponent beat with three Pokemon.. Please help!
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