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JoeDiddley

I think this gen looks really great.

Compared to the other gimmicks the recent gens have had ‘Terastalizing’ looks a bit weaker so far, and no matter how hard I try I can’t remember that word.

Otherwise I’m hyped for it.

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Tyranexx

I'll call it "Jibanyanizing". It's easier for me to remember at least!

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Anti-Matter

@Tyranexx
Gems Jibanyan are permanent form in Yokai Watch games.
Pokemon Scarlet / Violet got some ideas from FF XIII (Rideable Koraidon & Miraidon = Gestalt Mode, Terastalizing = being crystal in FF XIII)

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Tyranexx

@Anti-Matter Yep, there are definitely differences. I'm making a slight joke that it's easier for me to remember Jibanyan's name instead of "Terastilizing" or whatever it's called lol.

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JoeDiddley

I got my son into Yo Kai Watch recently, I knew it would be his kind of thing and the first 2 games are so cheap, the series was just about to come off Netflix. At least his love of Pokémon will give him something to talk about in the playground that other 8 year olds have heard of. Especially when this game drops.

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Kermit1

@Fizza @Fizza @Fizza, @Eel @Eel @Eel I'M IN THE GAME!!!!!! A KERMIT POKEMON!!!!!
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Fizza

@Kermit1 Absolutely love him myself (especially that signature move of his, that looks nasty). This guy absolutely evolves into either Koraidon or Miraidon depending on the version though, no doubt in my mind.

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@Kermit1
What is that Pokemon?

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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Kermit1

@Fizza he is now my favourite Pokemon, move over Pawmi.

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Kermit1

@Anti-Matter Cyclizar

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Anti-Matter

@Kermit1
Gotcha.
I found the name from the trailer.

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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Fizza

I've made a horrible realisation when rewatching the trailers we had today.

So Cyclizar's signature move Shed Tail looks absolutely busted. Even if this thing has godawful stats everywhere else, as long as it's fast (which the website is alluding towards), then that means it can give whichever mon it desires a free Substitute for setup. Terrifying yes, but broken? Hard to say......until a certain lonely ghost enters the fray: Mimikyu.
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Mimikyu is well known for being an absolute beast when it comes to setting stuff up thanks to Disguise giving it some ungodly protection on the first turn it's out and, coupled with this move, it could get out of hand real quick (especially with Terastilising giving it a brand new type whenever the hell it wants).

Now you may be saying, 'well, Mimikyu hasn't been confirmed for SV yet so there's no need to worry right now'. That statement may be already solved.....by the TCG reveal. Traditionally, the first set of every new generation has Pokemon only in that gen's games. Sun & Moon did it, Sword and Shield did it and I expect Scarlet and Violet to be no different. And who's alongside the rest promoting the return of ex's? Take a wild bloody guess.
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Needless to say: if this thing keeps Swords Dance in the generational shift, we're doomed.
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Kermit1

@Fizza... I was thinking about going competitive for S&V, I might have to see how this plays out.

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Octane

Fizza wrote:

This guy absolutely evolves into either Koraidon or Miraidon depending on the version though, no doubt in my mind.

Please doubt. Don't set yourself up for disappointment.

Octane

Kermit1

@Octane I was thinking Cyclizar was their cousin.

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RenanKJ

Hi folks! I'd like to play competitive for the first time this gen. Never really bothered to understand EVs, IVs, Natures and all, and most guides talk about them as if everyone knew what they were. I play Pokémon by training the ones I find cute with cool attack animations (why GameFreak finds acceptable to shake Pokémon for some attacks is beyond me).

Could someone share tips or point out a great guide for absolute beginners on competitive play? How should I train Pokémon? How should I choose which Pokémon to use? What types/type combos are good/bad and why? It all sounds confusing and random on most guides...

RenanKJ

Octane

@RenanKJ For competitive play you want to maximise your stats to your liking. Every Pokemon has their own base stat total (BST) which is the same for the species, but individual Pokemon can have a variation that boosts/lowers certain stats. A Geodude will always have a high defense, it's defense BST is 100, but depending on other factors it will range somewhere between 94 and 167 at level 50 (the standard for competitive play). This means that no Geodude at level 50 will have a defense stat lower than 94 or higher than 167. Now, the difference between 94 and 167 is quite a lot, so if you want to use Geodude as a defensive tank, you'd really want its defense to be (closer to) 167 and not 94.

There are three ways to influence this: Natures, IVs (individual values) and EVs (effort values). Pokemon can have one of 25 different Natures. This is a trait that boosts one stat by 10 % and lowers another by 10% (for more info, look up the Bulbapedia page of Natures, it goes much more in-depth than I can write in this short reply). HP is unaffected by Natures. For Geodude you'd want a Nature that boosts attack or defense and lowers special attack for example, since you won't be using any special moves as a Geodude.

IVs are comparable to the Pokemon's genes. These are values, between 0 and 31, that are assigned to the Pokemon when you encounter it, or when you hatch it. The higher the IV, the higher the stat. Generally you want maximum IVs, unless you want a Pokemon to be very slow on purpose, then a low IV stat for speed makes sense. You can breed Pokemon for IVs. There are plenty of guides available online. This often takes a while, but the more Pokemon you have with good IVs, the easier it is to breed them onto new Pokemon. These days there are also items that can maximise IVs, bottle caps, but they are quite expensive.

EVs are points you earn while training your Pokemon. Any Pokemon can earn up to 510 EVs. 4 EVs translate to 1 additional stat point at level 100. So naturally, this means that you can add an additional 127 stat points to your Pokemon (510/4 = 127.5). Effectively a total of 508 EVs points. You can only put a maximum of 255 EVs into a single stat (speed, for example). But since 252 is a multiple of 4, this is the effective maximum. So generally you will see people put 252 EV points into one stat, then another 252 into another stat and a remaining 4 EV points into another stat.

You gain EV points by battling other Pokemon. Defeating a Geodude for example will result into 1 defense EV (different Pokemon give out different EVs, between 1 and 3 EVs). So in theory you need to defeat 252 Geodudes to maximise your defense EVs. However, there are tricks to speed up this process. Graveler for example hands out 2 defense EVs, so you ''only'' need to defeat 126 Graveler to maximise your def stat. If the Pokemon is holding a Power Belt, it gains an additional 8 defense EVs. So every Graveler you defeat nets you 10 defense EVs. If you Pokemon has a condition called PokeRus, it doubles the EVs gained, so you can get 20 defense EVs by defeating a single Graveler. So in practice you only need to defeat 15 or so Pokemon to maximise a stat once you've set everything up.

Of course, this doesn't take the moveset into account, this has been simplified a lot in the last game, so you don't need to worry about it, because you can learn egg moves after breeding too.

Bulbapedia has a ton of information on all of this. And I'd recommend watching videos and/or reading other, more elaborate, guides. But hopefully this helps a little to get the point across. By the way, don't use Geodude in competitive play!

Octane

Fizza

@RenanKJ I got into competitive Pokemon myself through watching Youtubers who specialised in the topic so, if you want to get a baseline outlook on the competitive scene, here's a few I would recommend:

SINGLES:
PokeaimMD
Freezai
BKC

DOUBLES:
WolfeyVGC
Moxie Boosted
CybertronVGC

And lastly, the one I would personally recommend above all else to start with:
False Swipe Gaming

Anything else was better explained by @Octane so you can go refer to his post for most of the nitty-gritty details! Though one thing I will add to that list would be to, before fully comitting to creating a team, download some rental teams for use on the Battle Stadium. They've already been hand-crafted for competitive and are the perfect springboard for getting into how competitive works (in addition to in-game facilities like the Battle Tower of course). Apart from that though, competitive is only getting easier by the gen so there'll be no better time to start than when SV comes out! And if you ever need someone to test strategies out on, I'd be more than happy to help out (especially when I'll be doing the exact same with my own teams ).

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Octane

@RenanKJ In addition to what @Fizza wrote, you can also freely create teams on Pokemon Showdown and play online competitive without the actual training. People often use this to test out new teams or play competitive when they're not interested in the games themselves. It may help you get an understanding of the basics.

Octane

Anti-Matter

I don't even really care with such complicated algorithms to level up my Pokemons. 😅
As long they level up quickly, that's enough for me.

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

Switch Friend Code: SW-8364-7166-5608 | 3DS Friend Code: 2638-4872-0879 | Nintendo Network ID: TAGunderground

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