1WulfeyTue 7th Jan 2014 I grew up with pokemon, and I've played nearly all the games, so I was super excited when X and Y came out. I wasn't able to get my 3DS and the game until after Christmas though, so I've been playing the game for like two weeks now. I feel like I'm super far behind everyone else though, and its going to be impossible for me to catch up! At first I planned to just take my time, play the story through like always, try and catch all the pokemon in every area I come too before leaving to the next, and work on building my pokemon dream team that I've always wanted but never been able to complete. I've been doing some research online though, and I've come across all these new mechanics and stuff to the game that I am completely clueless about! Also, cloning, I know that that's been around since like Gen 1 I think? Anyways, I've never understood it, nor actually attempted to use it in game. And cloning isn't the only thing I'm clueless about, I literally have a list! Cloning Super Training Obtaining Legendary Pokemon (I’ve always wanted Ho’Oh but never been able to get one! Is it possible to even get him in X and Y???) Pokemon Stat System (How it actually works?) Min / Maxing Pokemon Stats Battling on a Competitive Level Friend Safari Breeding Pokemon so they have specific moves/abilities. Hidden Abilities PokeBank Shiny Pokemons Getting more Friend Codes for Friend Safari Like the list just keeps going on and on! So far in the game I've beaten the 3rd Gym Leader, obtained my Mega Evolution Ring, and at the moment I'm working on leveling up multiple teams (since the new Exp Share thingy is amazing!) because in all the games before I always had those first 6 pokemon I obtained way back at the start of the game, and they were my main team that I focused all my attention on. But now I want to have multiple teams, and with ALL the pokemon being in one game together, there's so many ones that I want to level and battle with! For example, I'm working on getting all the Eevee Evolutions and leveling them to catch up with my other teams whom are sitting around levels 40 - 50 right now. And I think I'm overdoing things at the Battle Chateau. When I faced the third gym leader my pokemon were like 10 levels higher than hers! Am I doing it wrong?? Bah I'm not sure if any of what I've said even makes sense! For once though I just want to play a pokemon game and do more than just beat the Elite Four and Champion. I want to complete my Pokedex, catch every single pokemon in the game, battle competitively, hunt for shinies, complete my pokemon dream team . . . I just want to do it all I guess. I'm just not sure if how I'm going about the game right now is correct or not. I'm pretty sure I already screwed up a bunch of stats with Super Training on my first pokemon team because I started messing around and increasing stats without knowing how the stat system even works, or what the best stats were for each of my pokemon. I guess what I'm looking for is any ideas or advice from more hardcore players. I've been playing the games since red and blue, but I seriously feel like a total noob playing through the game right now. Any advice from more experienced players would be greatly appreciated. I'm just going to keep doing research and will check back later for any replies to my thread. Thanks for taking the time to read all of this, I didn't purposely mean for my post to end up being as long as it is, it just kind of happened. >_< Wulfey Edited on Tue 7th January, 2014 @ 03:35 by Wulfey Wulfey's FC: 3325 - 3116 - 9669 My Username is: Karrya Safari: Dark Type - Crawdaunt, Vullaby, and Absol Let me know if you add me, so I can add your FC too!