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Wulfey

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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. >_<

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Gioku

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Oh, you do have a lot to catch up on! ...at least as far as cloning goes; you'll end up cloning one Pokémon and the other gets lost in cyberspace. It involves disconnecting or cancelling a trade at the wrong time; it's hard to pull off.

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HA is the some as hidden Ability it not the some as the main ability Turtwig ability is Overgrow but has of HA is Shell Armor

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And Poke Bank is going to be a new online spot to put your pokemon so you have more room for your pokemon you get and will let you get your old pokemon for gen 5 games to Gen 6 games as will

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shiny pokemon came in gen 2 game as pokemon that are not the some color ie. a red Gyarados

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Gioku

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Alright, so: basic overview of stats (not covering EVs, IVs, or Natures):

  • Special Attack: certain moves are categorized as special. The higher your special attack, the higher damage these moves will do. Affected by the opponent's special defense.
  • Attack: certain moves are categorized as physical. The higher your attack, the higher damage these moves will do. Affected by the opponent's defense.
  • HP: your health points.
  • Speed: the higher your speed, the sooner you get to move, and vice versa. Pokémon with the highest speed goes first.
  • Defense: the higher your defense, the lower the damage you receive from physical attacks.
  • Special Defense: the higher your special defense, the lower the damage you receive from special attacks.

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  • Evasiveness: the higher your evasiveness, the less likely you'll be hit by moves.
  • Accuracy: the higher your accuracy, the more likely you'll hit opponents.

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jm29

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Friend Code is the code on you 3ds or 2ds friend list that lets you play with people all over the place by the net and Friend Safari are a post game place to get pokemon that you can not get in game and the pokemon you get there are base on the friend codes you have in your friend list

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Don't worry about being too strong, its only because of the new EXP share that you are so much higher than the gym leader. If anything, it's better to be too strong than not strong enough.

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This is your lucky day, I will endow my knowledge upon you.

[]Cloning There are two methods, one is called "Time Machine", which involves using the GTS, a laptop, and your SD card, although I cannot confirm if this still works with the 1.2 update; the second method is much like the Red/Blue versions where data is sent from one cartridge to another, saved, and before it can be fully transferred, you manually interrupt the connection. If you are lucky to have timed it correctly, your reward is a duplicate of what ever you were trading.

[]Super Training- Very vague as there is much to describe. Plainly, it's an alternate version of using vitamins that don't stop after the stat-specific totals hit 100

[]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???)- The easiest way to describe legendary means: one pokemon in the game that will usually not breed (e.g.: Mew, Mewtwo, Articuno, Regirock, etc.,) and the stat totals are usually totaling around 600 (base stats shared between six categories). Ho-oh is not native to Kalos; you will have to trade someone who obtained it from an actual trade and/or on GTS, but the former is a much more viable option.

[]Pokemon Stat System (How it actually works?)- The easiest way to describe this is: many people confuse what is actually related to stat increases, while ignoring what actually forces the stat change. This too, is very complicated to understand, at first until you start using Reset Bags, training, using different items, etc.

[]Min / Maxing Pokemon Stats- Mildly vague to ask; IVs cannot be changed, ever. EV can always be changed, but to get the best benefit, use Vitamins first, then Super Train. If you don't like Super Training, you can horde battle. It gets very complex, very quickly; you may want to find the formula of how EVs are distributed as, twice evolved, legendary, and certain other pokemon all yield different EVs compared to most normal pokemon (a Charizard will get more EVs from a battle than a Charmander, until level 50); this too, can get very complicated to understand until you get an in-depth reading, though, I'd recommend just enjoying the story for now.

Battling on a Competitive Level- A question of its own answer; I cannot discern what you are asking to accurately answer your question. I can say though, strategy is the key and this takes time, so just enjoy the story until you feel comfortable with the basics.

[]Friend Safari- Your registered friend codes will yield a type-specific "safari" with two to three pokemon who have better IVs, different abilities, and higher chances of finding a shiny.

[]Breeding Pokemon so they have specific moves/abilities- Pokemon in the same egg group (Human-like, Mineral, Water 1/2, etc.,) can breed together and pass on moves named "Egg moves" (e.g.: a Charmander can't learn Aerial Ace, however, Charizard can; if Charizard has Aerial Ace and offspring with Ditto, more than likely Charmander will be born with Aerial Ace; this is the same for H.A., as long as said parent has the hidden ability to pass said hidden ability, which is usually around a 50% chance. You cannot have a regular ability from a hidden ability, breed, and expect a hidden ability, even if the original parent has the hidden ability. Also note, the Ability Capsule will not unlock a hidden ability).

[]Hidden Abilities- Easy example: Charmander has Blaze (increases fire damage with low health) which becomes Solar Power (damage from your moves is increased in sunny weather at the cost of your HP). Some pokemon start with one H.A. that will change if they evolve. Mega Evolution remains unchanged no matter the H.A. (Blaze and Solar Power Charizard will always have Drought if you Mega Evolve with Charizardite Y).

[]PokeBank-A disaster. Kidding, partially; an application was released in Japan that allows the transfer of generation five (Black/White/2) pokemon to "the cloud" which enables you to either store pokemon (like a safe deposit box) or transfer to generation six. It is currently not available.

[]Shiny Pokemons- Alternate color scheme; to refer on how to obtain: fishing repeatedly in one spot without getting "not even a nibble" messages; Chaining by using poke radar in tall grass or flowers; hatching egss (commonly referred to as MM). The best I can tell you is, as hard as it seems, complete the national pokedex by collecting everything but the event pokemon to have a Shiny Charm as a reward (drastically increases chances of finding a shiny).

[]Getting more Friend Codes for Friend Safari- Silly, use the threads: http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/online_gaming/pokemon_x_an... or http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/online_gaming/pokemon_6th_...

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Wulfey

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Thank you guys so much for all the replies! And H1B1Esquire, thank you so very much for all the info you posted! I've read through all the replies and you guys answered pretty much everything I was confused about!! I feel less like a noob already haha!

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@wulfey
Glad to assist you in becoming a more effective player of Pokemon :) If you need advanced assistance, I'm usually on the other threads

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