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Xyphon22

Yeah, but usually I can beat the first boss battle itemless, even when it's level 50. If I am having to start using items at level 15, I'm not even going to bother with this one. I almost never use the things I win anyways, so there's no real point in it for me.

Xyphon22

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maceng

@sillygostly I think that Glalie would have been a more solid choice to candied. (yes it needs 7 instead of 3), but one of the disruptions can be almost fully cleared by it. You could take smiling Snovern (Mega Boost +) with you for an even quicker evolving. My team is M-Glalie (fully candied), smiling Snovern and Mamoswine and I'm usually taking 3 moves on each stage of the Safari.

For the EB, fully RMLed and SL5 Virizion and Bellossom are paying up, as well as Shaymin-L (SL5).

maceng

maceng

@Rikaria You are too late: Blazed thru the new stages and M-Aggron is already maxed (but with no candies... yet).

Scored 98.8k (top 30 at the time) with your same team, but Cobalion was SL2 and lvl13. No more runs for me as I'm really behind in the EB.

For everyone: the competition ends on Sunday, one full day before.

maceng

Silly_G

The Volcanion escalation battle is proving itself to be a real female Rockruff. I'm either getting lucky at the last moment with Mega Rayquaza or Super Bolting it with Lv. 20 SL5 Angry Pikachu (which does enough damage to kill it with one move in the non-boss stages).

maceng wrote:

For everyone: the competition ends on Sunday, one full day before.

Well, that sucks. Cheers for the heads up. I doubt I would have noticed otherwise.

Silly_G

3DS Friend Code: 2578-3134-0847 | Nintendo Network ID: sillygostly

Rikaria

So excited! I hope someone's able to extract the icons once they get added because I like using them as custom emojis.

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Silly_G

I hope Alolan Meowth will serve as an alternative to regular Meowth (i.e. a regular stage that offers coins). Ideally, I hope Alolan Meowth offers some more coin over the standard form, even if it's just another 100-200 coins. It's more likely that Gen VII Pokémon will be "special stages" though, at least for the time being.

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Silly_G

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Rikaria

I swear... As each week passes, this game becomes even more pay2win...

Tier 1 in this comp is TEN Mega Speedups and Raise Max Levels each, and that's only within the top 100 for 3DS NA and 1,000 for Mobile.

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maceng

At least the prizes are much better. But the amount of content in one week is too much. Supposedly you need both Armaldo and Cradily, both week's Great Challenges, for the competition, and both can take 5 RMLs, plus, Terrakion has a RML dropping stage. I'm a bit behind in the EB and I'm feeling that it is either finishing the EB and grabbing 3rd or even 4th tier or stopping the EB (already at 399) and focusing on catching the Great Challenges, doing SM over and over again, spending jewels on Victini and grinding Meowth, or biting the bullet and exchange jewels for coins.

This all equals to zero sleep for the week.

maceng

Xyphon22

It's not pay to win. It's pay to get to the top of everything, which is fine if that's your thing. I have caught every Pokemon and S-ranked all but 1 except for about half of the new ones that just came out, and I never finish above the 4th or 5th tier in competitions and usually stop around level 50 on Escalation battles (stopped at 15 this time). You don't need all these Mega Speedups and RMLs and everything. I never use them, and still do everything in the game. Again, if you actually enjoy doing all that, go for it. But I love reading this forum because it sounds like this game has become more of a job than a game for a lot of you.

Xyphon22

3DS Friend Code: 5069-3937-8083

Silly_G

The prizes are great, but all they do is make the rich richer while the poor get poorer. I'll do an all item run a few hours before the competition finishes (as per usual), but I'll leave it at that. I've just caught Armaldo after 14 or so hearts (not wasting Great Balls on such a low catch rate considering that I'll need to grind Meowth for a day just to make up the lost coins), and I'm currently trying to catch Cradily.

I think releasing new RML capable Pokémon right off the bat is a Cradily move though. I wish we could exchange coins/jewels for RMLs/MSUs rather than having to rely on luck-based giveaways.

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Silly_G

3DS Friend Code: 2578-3134-0847 | Nintendo Network ID: sillygostly

maceng

@Xyphon22 I think is a matter of saving coins/jewels/ For example, S-ranking (which, by the way, I'm way behind you) requires either a lot of coins or RMLed Pokemons/candied Pokes. I could S-rank a given Pokemons using all items or everything minus the C-1 with a really strong-, fully RMLed team. Also, the Survival Mode really requires fully RMLed, skill leveled Pokes or..., a mountain of coins. The first time I beat (besides using a glitch), I used like 20k coins; nowadays just a really skilled-up team.

Still, I get what you said, but the moment this becomes a chore I'll leave it.

maceng

Rikaria

Thank goodness only Armaldo is needed for this comp... I just might leave Terrakion at SL2 for the time being.

EDIT: So we're getting Sinnoh event Pokémon next week... I'm extremely worried that they'll include Winking Phione and Winking Manaphy in Mesprit's Safari.

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maceng

Finally finished the EB! Besides the MSUs, it was awash. I mean, received 10RMLs, but used 2 on Bellossom, 3 on Emolga and 4 on Raikou; received 3SBM and a SBL, but used 2 SBM on Emolga and 2 on Raikou, plus 2 jewels, one on 400 (went without a C-1) and one at 500, and 51.1k coins. Thankfully I can focus on getting Armaldo to lvl15 (now at lvl12) for the comp. Planning on just two full items runs.

maceng

Rikaria

Kinda strange that two Pokémon who were part of an EB and Safari respectively are just normal Special Stages now. I wonder what this means for future ones?

Anyway, aside from what we have now, this is what we're getting next week:

-A returning Safari with Winking Manaphy being added
-Dialga, Palkia, and... Greninja for whatever reason
-Amoonguss making its debut
-NO COMPETITION!!!

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My Super Mario Maker levels
3DS Friend Code: 0602-6573-5201

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maceng

@Rikaria Thanks God for small favors!! I just couldn't keep up with everything so I forego skilling up Terrakion.

maceng

Rikaria

I actually skipped Terrakion as well. I went after the rest of the new Main and Expert Stages instead (even though it wasn't necessary, but still).

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My Super Mario Maker levels
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maceng

This is so relaxing...After catching W-Manaphy (on my first 10 hearts or so) and Amoonguss (?) I have very little to do but S-rank some stages (12 away from Samurott) and grind some coins.

maceng

Rikaria

3DS software update is out! We mostly have Mobile's UI changes, and Alola Pokémon have been somewhat added!

EDIT: Heads up for those near the Coins and/or reserve Hearts cap: they're giving away 10k Coins and 30 Hearts for free due to this update (again, only for 3DS players), so start spending if you need to!

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Avid Pokémon Shuffle player; I'm active in its Miiverse community as well
My Super Mario Maker levels
3DS Friend Code: 0602-6573-5201

3DS Friend Code: 0602-6573-5201 | Nintendo Network ID: Rikaria

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