Conversation Between Bakken31 and Buffel Saft
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  1. Bakken31
    April 28th, 2021 3:45 AM
    Bakken31
    -Do you often come back to some of sprite threads in Art Studio/Resources for some new updates? because you can't believe what MrDollSteak uploaded in his Sugimori palettes thread, hopefully Leparagon will give us some second frames by his own too in the same thread...
  2. Buffel Saft
    April 27th, 2021 11:03 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - Pretty close! Just cleared the Aqua Hideout, but found a few issues and stopped playing to fix them.
    - I want to replace the Fly HM with something (probably the eon flute), and also allow fly to be used without needing the Fortree badge. There's a lot of back tracking early on and it's a bit of a pain!
    - It's a tough call between Renegade and BB2 (I prefer the full versions with all the type changes etc.). I've played BB2 far too many times so I guess it'd win just based on that!
    - I normally do, but sometimes I'll run into something along the way that winds up on the team early on and stays there until the end. E.g. I'd planned to use Golduck, Gourgeist, Heatmor, Lycanroc, Vikavolt and some Fairy type on my current Emerald run, but wound up catching a Magic Guard Abra and using that instead of the Fairy type. The triple Dark weakness is nasty but Alakazam has been really good so far. Also had Granbull, Venusaur, Toucannon and Zapdos at some point, which were all really good at certain points in the game.
  3. Bakken31
    April 27th, 2021 3:52 AM
    Bakken31
    Interesting.

    -I guess your test playthrough is at Fortree City.
    -What are some QoL stuffs that are not in your Emerald hack yet, but want to add?
    -What's your favorite Drayano60's hack? To me, I can't decide, because I only played Blaze Black (Classic) from Nuvema to N's Castle, and I never completely played Renegade, Blaze 2, & Storm (because i was busy playing other non-Pokemon games, and doing things other than playing video games, but I'll play these hacks (Classic) later)
    Spoiler:
    I'll wait for V2 to play Hard Doubles 493 (Classic), but 649 will be a good bonus if there's right moves, abilities implemented...etc it's weird that I change my mind sometimes

    -Do you usually plan the team before playing a Pokemon game/romhack?
    Personally, I do it most of the time, by reading Pokemon stats and movepools, wild encounters, trainer rosters...etc so I would create a balanced team (sort of) near before post-game, but still use some others to fight against some hard Gym/Boss battles (Lv15 Sudowoodo against some Viola's pokemon for example).
  4. Buffel Saft
    April 26th, 2021 10:07 PM
    Buffel Saft
    I probably won't continue working on it; the early game level curve is really bad (not sure how that happened) and Renegade Platinum is better, though not as difficult. Don't know what I'll be doing after Emerald yet, but there's lots more to be done before it's completed!
  5. Bakken31
    April 26th, 2021 8:07 AM
    Bakken31
    Thanks for the answer

    -About the unreleased Platinum hack, will you work on it after the Emerald hack (Does it have more QoL stuffs), or you won't do it because your Emerald will be enough for you?
  6. Buffel Saft
    April 25th, 2021 4:40 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Unfortunately it's still the crappy gen 3 itemfinder, might have to do something about it at some point! Most of the hidden item locations are unchanged or in obvious spots though so it's not too bad as it is.

    Removing EV gains for the player can actually be harder than just giving the trainers EVs - I tried it in my unreleased Platinum hack and it was really nasty. The main thing you notice is that bulky Pokemon don't take hits as well as they usually would; I'd guess because they lose HP and points in a defensive stat, while offensive mons only lose points in an offensive stat. Perfect IVs vs bad IVs doesn't help either!
  7. Bakken31
    April 24th, 2021 3:12 AM
    Bakken31
    -Will the Item finder in your Emerald hack will be as effective and useful as in Gen 5 and Gen 6?

    Spoiler:
    Drayano60 will maybe add a "No EV gain" patch when he releases Sacred Gold & Storm Silver V.2, well I understand some people say that'll make it fairer because trainers's pokemon can' t have EVs in gen 4-6, but the thing is, most bosses in SGSS V.2 will have perfect IVs, and pokemon that I want to use can't have all perfect IVs, so for me personally, I prefer to play Hard Mode Doubles without "No EV" patch, same ruleset, random EVs, why? because I preferably want to have the same experience as other Drayano's hacks, and EXWY as well, even EV training in Solaceon Town was a thing in Renegade Platinum haha
  8. Buffel Saft
    April 23rd, 2021 10:36 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Oh nice, I used a Sudowoodo early on in EX too, it made short work of Viola's team! That's an interesting mix of boxed mons too.
  9. Bakken31
    April 23rd, 2021 3:12 PM
    Bakken31
    My Slowbro never mega-evolved in my Prismatic Moon run, but I will give Slowbronite to him once I will get a Mega-Evolution key item in the post game.
    But my Blastoise in Eternal X mega evolved, i like his Mega Launcher and the bulkness.

    Spoiler:

    Ah, I forgot to tell you, here are my other pokemon of my EX & PM that I used them before I put them on my PCs:
    Eternal X:
    Sudowoodo
    Prismatic Moon:
    Toucannon, Floatzel, Alakazam, Mudsdale, Golisopod
  10. Buffel Saft
    April 23rd, 2021 2:08 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - Gale Wings is the gen 6 version for now; I might tweak it a bit later (maybe have it only work with no held item or something), and Parental Bond isn't implemented yet. Will probably go with the gen 7 version for it.
    - Yep they can be! My plan for that is to have the code contain all the data for both versions, but only include the relevant stuff when it's built into each ROM.
    - Haha, the wild battle and regular trainer themes are starting to get a bit grating, but the rest is still good!
    - That does look better than the DPPt one, will add it in when I add all those recent second frames he's done.
    IMO random EVs/natures is the best way to play EXWY, it keeps your team from horribly outclassing the enemy trainers. Min-maxing EVs for PSPM helps but definitely isn't needed. Was Slowbro your mega in Prismatic Moon?
  11. Bakken31
    April 21st, 2021 3:00 AM
    Bakken31
    I forgot some questions:
    -In your hack, are Gale Wings & Parental Bond abilities the same as in Gen 6 or Gen 7?
    -Can the Trainer rosters in Classic version (No type changes, No Stat buffs...etc) be different than in Rebalanced version?
    -I hope you don't get burned out by the RSE soundtrack when you were working on your Emerald hack.
    -MrDollsteak also uploaded last month a HGSS 64x64 Blastoise sprite if you want to replace a DPPt one.

    Spoiler:
    Some people play their favorite difficulty romhacks with their EV trained Pokemon (255 Att or Spe... etc) and perfect nature, and some others play with not fully EV trained (less than 200 for each stat most of the time) and random natures like I did.
    Well I already gave you my ruleset, and my team information from Eternal X and Prismatic Moon runs, but I forgot to give you some about their EVs and IVs, so here's from my save datas by using PKHeX:
    (Respectfully HP/Atk/Def/SpA/SpD/Spe)
    Eternal X Legal:
    Spoiler:
    Delphox Lv81 Calm:
    EVs: 111/118/70/59/69/83
    IVs: 5/25/31/25/13/22
    Blastoise Lv81 Relaxed:
    EVs: 118/107/55/60/70/100
    IVs: 17/0/18/21/29/22
    Leavanny Lv81 Relaxed:
    EVs: 104/125/62/59/64/96
    IVs: 13/15/12/8/25/25
    Slurpuff Lv81 Lax:
    EVs: 108/144/63/58/60/77
    IVs: 17/12/7/19/3/11
    Aurorus Lv82 Bold:
    EVs: 120/98/73/64/75/80
    IVs: 22/10/15/20/21/6
    Hawlucha Lv82 Lonely:
    EVs: 136/129/51/56/64/74
    IVs: 31/7/21/24/17/24


    Prismatic Moon Standard:
    Spoiler:
    Decidueye Lv98 Quiet:
    EVs: 54/125/92/0/67/172
    IVs: 29/21/10/12/8/7
    Alolan Muk Lv100 Quirky:
    EVs: 79/120/98/0/69/144
    IVs: 29/17/15/23/19/1
    Ribombee Lv100 Bold:
    EVs: 72/0/107/82/64/185
    IVs: 4/0/25/2/31/21
    Salazzle Lv100 Timid:
    EVs: 58/0/142/105/62/143
    IVs: 31/19/3/23/31/28
    Mimikyu Lv100 Relaxed:
    EVs: 38/218/99/0/82/73
    IVs: 0/24/19/10/23/31
    Slowbro Lv100 Bold:
    EVs: 61/0/126/204/119/0
    IVs: 2/23/26/31/20/1

    Some of their EVs are zero thanks to berries.
  12. Buffel Saft
    April 21st, 2021 1:32 AM
    Buffel Saft
    - I'll be going with scenario 2; the only reason there's no Insanity at release is so I can include gen 8 mons when working on the trainer rosters.
    - I have much less grindy systems than that, you can pay a "super trainer" NPC to give your Pokemon EVs without even battling, conveniently found in the same house as the hyper trainer. You can also buy the power items in Slateport as a slower but much cheaper method, and the EV reducing berries grow very quickly and give a lot of berries, even without watering them (IIRC the minimum is 8 berries and they grow in 4 hours).
  13. Bakken31
    April 20th, 2021 1:55 PM
    Bakken31
    -I imagine two scenarios about your emerald hack releases:
    1-
    Initial version -> Gen 8 Pokemon in the next release -> Insanity (& maybe casual) difficulties in the next release -> and so on...
    or 2-
    Initial version -> Gen 8 Pokemon & Insanity at the same time in the next release -> and so on...
    Which will be?
    -Will the EV training & Grinding like in Solaceon Town (Renegade Platinum) be in your hack?
  14. Buffel Saft
    April 15th, 2021 4:44 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Haha it's fine, don't worry about it!

    - Yeah I'd need a midi download, don't enough about music to convert it myself. It's a good rendition of the theme though!
    - Game corner prices are as follows:

    Spoiler:
    .set PORYGON_COINS, 5000
    .set MUNCHLAX_COINS, 4000
    .set VULPIX_COINS, 2000
    .set SANDSHREW_COINS, 2000
    .set RATTATA_COINS, 1000
    .set MEOWTH_COINS, 2000
    .set GRIMER_COINS, 2000
    .set DIGLETT_COINS, 2000
    .set GEODUDE_COINS, 2000
    .set RAICHU_COINS, 4500
    .set MAROWAK_COINS, 4500
    .set EXEGGUTOR_COINS, 4500
    .set STARTER_COINS, 2500
    .set DOLL_COINS, 1000

    There's no way to evolve non-alolan forms into alolan forms yet, so they can just be bought with coins for now. Starters are cheap because it's the only way to get them and there are a lot of them!
    - That'd be doable, I could even port that feature over from the CFRU if needed.
    - It's hard to choose a favorite soundtrack but it'd be between DPPt and BW. Gen 6 has some great overworld themes and Guzma's battle theme was pretty good in gen 7 (Lake of the Sunne and Victory road were good too!).
    - Even though Platinum's my favorite Pokemon game Gen 5 is my favorite gen too. I've played blaze black 1 and 2 waaay too many times, and there's so much to do in the vanilla game too.
  15. Bakken31
    April 14th, 2021 5:20 AM
    Bakken31
    Thanks for the answer, and I know you were kinda cringed by my long text, so I apologise again.

    Anyway:
    -I remembered I asked you about Looker, and you answered that you'll find his theme first, so I found one:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ulaLt7Y_S_U
    But too bad there isn't a MIDI download..... I wonder if Pixel Platinum's one will be a bit similar...
    -I read the conversation between you & Outwiller about Mauville Game corner, so my guess is: some regional forms have low prices, Starters & Porygon have high prices, and do shinies can be sold like in Radical Red, or keep out of it so we can create shiny pokemon from game corner by breeding? I prefer the latter.
    -It would be cool if there's something to customize by choosing songs for each place, battle, encounter... etc (I didn't remember well when I showed you something like that), I found some youtubers that made great GBA demixes:
    MezmerKaiser & UberTuberBackPacker..... Well the former have MIDI download links BTW, and I listened to all of their DPPt demixes and Imagined how it will sound like in Pixel Platinum.
    -And yes, I love listening to musics, whether in video games or not, and Pokemon is no exception, even fans have different reasonings to like and listen to their favorites, so here's my own OST ranking:
    Spoiler:
    11-FR/LG
    Spoiler:
    Personally, I don't like how it sounds compared to R/B/Y, but some are not bad like Champion battle theme, some Sevii island songs.

    10-OR/AS
    Spoiler:
    I prefer R/S/E, but there are some that I like more than the originals (Sootopolis & Deoxys...), and Zinnia's themes are great as well, even Primal & Rayquaza battles.

    09-R/B/Y
    Spoiler:
    Trainer battle, Pokemon Center, Cerulean, Gym battle, Vermilion, Celadon, Route 11, Champion battle

    08-Sw/Sh
    Spoiler:
    Even though I never played it (and won't), We can't deny it has some bangers.
    Slumbering Wield, Motostoke, Gym battle, North wild area, Stow-on-Side, Ballonlea, Circhester, Piers battle, Marnie battle, Eternatus Phase 1, Zacian/Zamazenta Battle, Freezington, some legendary battles in Crown Tundra

    07-S/M/US/UM
    Spoiler:
    Home, School, Team Skull grunt, Trial, Kahuna battle, Mantine Surf, Akala routes, Ultra Recon Battle, Konikoni night, Malie, Guzma, Guzma battle, Po Town, Lusamine battle, Seafolk, Poniponi routes, Tapu battle, Legendary battle, Ultra Beasts battle, Ultra Necrozma Battle, Mount Lanakila, Title Defense battle (Kukui), Staff Roll (USUM), some battle themes in Rainbow Rocket episode

    06-G/S/C
    Spoiler:
    Wild battle, Trainer battle, Violet, Gym battle, Rival battle, Azalea, Goldenrod, Game corner, Dark cave, Ecruteak, Dance Theater, Route 38, Team Rocket grunt, Buena's Password, Eusine, Lake of Rage, Legendary beast battle, Route 26, Lance & Red, Staff Roll, High-speed ship, Kanto Trainer battle, Kanto Gym battle, Route 2/Viridian Forest

    05-D/P/Pt
    Spoiler:
    Rowan's theme, Lake areas, Wild battle, Pokemon Lab, Pokemon Center day, Market, Trainer battle, Oreburgh, Oreburgh gate, Gym battle, Team Galactic grunt, Eterna Forest, Eterna Day, Hearthone Day, Hard contest dance, Route 209 Day, Route 210 Day, Game Corner, Route 213, Canalave Day, Route 216 Day, Snowpoint, Mt. Coronet, Distortion World, Cyrus battle, Giratina battle, Sunnyshore Day, Pokemon League outside day, Pokemon League inside, Cynthia piano theme, Cynthia battle, Battle Frontier, Route 225, Route 228, Battle Arcade, Battle Factory, Frontier Brain battle
    Well, most day versions, I prefer them more than the night ones.

    04-HG/SS
    Spoiler:
    Route 29, Wild battle, Market, Trainer battle, Violet, Gym, Gym battle, Rival battle, Azalea, Team Rocket grunt, Buena's Password, National Park, Game Corner, Pokeathlon Finale, Route 38, Eusine, Lake of Rage, Route 47, Ho-oh battle, Route 26, Lance & Red, Staff Roll, High-speed ship, Viridian, Viridian Forest, Route 3, Cerulean, Kanto Wild battle, Kanto Trainer battle, Kanto Gym battle, Hoenn Legendary battles, some Battle frontier themes

    03-X/Y
    Spoiler:
    Welcome to the adventure, Aquacorde, Santalune forest, Santalune, Gym battle, Route 4, Lumiose, Pokemon Lab, Sycamore, Couriway, Route 8, Team Flare grunt, Cyllage, Bicycle, Geosenge, Shalour, Tower of Mastery, Surf, Power Plant, Laverre, Route 15, Dendemille, Anistar, Lysandre battle, Legendary battle, Route 18, Snowbelle, Victory Road, Diantha battle, Staff Roll (Kiseki)

    02-R/S/E
    Spoiler:
    Welcome to the adventure, Littleroot, Pokemon Lab, Route 101, Wild battle, Oldale, Rival battle, Trainer battle, Petalburg, Route 104, Team Magma & Aqua grunt, Rustboro, Gym battle, Dewford, Slateport, Game Corner, Bicycle, Verdanturf, Route 113, Mt. Chimney, Surf, Route 119, Fortree, Route 120, Lilycove, Pokemon Contest, Mt Pyre outside, Magma & Aqua Hideout, Dive, Maxie & Archie battles, Legendary battle, Sootopolis, Ever Grande, Victory Road, Elite 4 battle, Champion battle, Battle Frontier, Battle Factory, Battle Dome, Battle Pike, Frontier Brain battle, Deoxys battle

    01-B/W/B2/W2
    Spoiler:
    Title, Let's go together, Rival battle (BW), Nuvema, Juniper, Pokemon Lab, Route 1, Wild battle, Accumula, Plasma's Maneuvers, N, Route 2, Trainer battle, Bianca, Cheren, Gym battle, Gym leader's last Pokemon (especially B2W2), Dreamyard, Team Plasma grunt, Nacrene, Skyarrow Bridge, Castelia, Route 4, Relic Castle, Nimbasa, Bicycle, Musical Hall, Lostlorn Forest, Alder, Driftveil Drawbridge, Driftveil, Cold Storage, Route 6, Mistralton, Surf, Icirrus, Dragonspiral Tower, Legendary/Roaming battle, Opelucid (B&W), Route 10, Victory Road, League, Elite 4 battle, N's bridge, N's castle, Decisive N battle, Ghetsis battle, Farewell, Staff Roll (BW), Entralink, Aspertia, Rival battle (B2W2), Floccesy (Town), Virbank, Virbank Complex, Virbank Gym, Pokestar Studio, Neo Plasma battle, Corless, Join Avenue, Nimbasa Gym, Pokemon World Tournament hall, PWT finals, Mistralton Gym, Reversal Mountain, Undella (Autumn, Winter & Spring), Route 12, Lacunosa, Village bridge, Shadow Triad, Marine Tube, Humilau, Route 22, Infiltrating the Plasma Frigate, Corless battle, Insane Ghetsis battle, Route 23, Iris Champion battle, Cynthia battle (PWT), White Treehollow, Staff Roll (B2W2)
    My god, so many songs that I can't forget, Gamefreak really managed to do some epic soundtrack in its time.


    Never heard too much about LGPE ost so that's why it's not in it.
    So, what's yours?

    -What's your Favorite Generation? Mine is 5, I like both Black & Black 2, the story is very interesting, Unova is my favorite region, and it has my favorites:
    Spoiler:
    Serperior, Samurott, Gigalith, Leavanny, Whimsicott, Scrafty, Sigilyph, Archeops, Gothitelle, Galvantula, Eelektross, Chandelure, Haxorus, Mienshao, Braviary.
    In this roster, there are some Pokemon that can't please everyone (Garbodor, Vanilluxe, Stunfisk...etc), but also some that look cool (Excadrill, Scolipede, Krookodile, Accelgor, Bisharp...etc)

    And of course, the nostalgic soundtrack (In my opinion).