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Xenon Blue
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Xenon Blue

No Hard Feelings, Male, from Canada

Xenon Blue was last seen:
Aug 28, 2018
    1. Genaller
      Genaller
      Btw on a tangent note there actually are Pokémon that fit the “take damage earlier on so that they can gain a later advantage” mold. Examples would include any Pokémon with Bide and any Pokémon with Destiny Bond.
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      2. Genaller
        Genaller
        Ash in general isn’t that good at using pure tanks to their full potential and is far more effective in handling speedy Pokémon (even his best “tank” Snorlax is supposedly unusually agile for its species). This brings into question the issue concerning how the trainer’s skill impacts the viability of the Pokémon.
        Mar 31, 2018
      3. Genaller
        Genaller
        For example all of those “tierimg” systems for Ash’s Pokémon don’t really account for adjustment in Ash’s trainer skill. As an example Kingler has only been used by Kanto and Johto Ash a.k.a it is “tiered” based on its performances when being commanded by those versions of Ash, but now imagine how much more viable Kingler would likely be if it were being commanded by far better trainers like DP or XY Ash.
        Mar 31, 2018
      4. Xenon Blue
        Xenon Blue
        Yeah I'm a firm believer that a trainer's skill greatly affect how good a Pokemon looks. I feel like some of the BW Pokemon Ash had would have done considerably better in the hands of DP or XY Ash, namely Leavanny and Paplitoad. Both has a lot of good things going for it, it's just BW Ash's tactics were so linear and predictable that it kept getting outsmarted.
        Apr 1, 2018
    2. Genaller
      Genaller
      Hey man,

      Sorry about making the “strawman” accusations. I think both of us just misunderstood who/what the other person was trying to address. I think there’s definitely a proper civilized productive discussion we can have on “Pokémon power scaling” and I’d hate for these misunderstandings to ruin that.
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      2. Genaller
        Genaller
        I admit that me saying stuff like there’s never been a proper counter to the argument I gave can come off as condescending though (at least from my own assessment) that’s genuinely what I think. Constructive criticism is always appreciated (even if I end up disagreeing with it) and regardless of how much we disagree with each other, at the end of the day no hard feelings right.
        Mar 27, 2018
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      3. Xenon Blue
        Xenon Blue
        It's cool man. I'm always open for discussion. Though I don't agree with how you view the "XY powerscaling" issue, I do respect your take on it.
        Mar 28, 2018
      4. Genaller
        Genaller
        Thanks man :). I can also respect your skepticism on my XY powerscaling views (at the end of the day it is true that Diantha wasn’t battling optimally and MC-X’s stumble didn’t visually look all that convincing) since there is unavoidably a significant subjective component in this.
        Mar 28, 2018
    3. Navin
      Navin
      The Bird Wars are still my favorite debate.
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      2. Navin
        Navin
        True I guess when I used to play League, in normals, if I got randomly paired up against diamonds (I was plat), sometimes I'd smash them. But in ranked games, everyone is serious and more often than not the high diamonds would single-handedly carry those games.
        Mar 27, 2018
      3. Xenon Blue
        Xenon Blue
        Yeah and I know by experience that confidence and momentum is definitely a thing. In serious matches not only do I get outmatched in skill but my mentality gets rattled and I get tilted, similar to Paul vs Brandon. In practice matches though the opponent plays as if he's giving me confidence and I execute everything I want to.
        Mar 27, 2018
      4. Xenon Blue
        Xenon Blue
        Even when I play against players of lower skill than myself, I tend to take it easy on them at the start, but whenever I start trying again my opponent seems so confident that I get overwhelmed by the momentum and struggle a lot more than if I went all out from the beginning and just shatter all the confidence from the start. Again reminds me of a certain situation in Pokemon...
        Mar 27, 2018
    4. Navin
      Navin
      Should make a drinking game out of how many times something related to XY pops up in VS.

      Hopefully this forum change will be good.
    5. Navin
      Navin
      As soon as the amphibian is mentioned.
    6. Navin
      Navin
      I rather see a semi-active board than one dominated by 2 or 3 people or nobody posting at all.
    7. Navin
      Navin
      In the last 3-4 years...the Spoilers section became rather unbearable at one point a couple years ago; there are also lull phases every now and then that are self-explanatory; the KL hype/fallout was annoying. As for these debates, I've gotten into some long-winded back and forth ones over the years. Can't completely exonerate me either. This isn't too bad.
    8. Navin
      Navin
      Yeah, I'm done debating it. There's no point.
    9. Pokegirl Fan~
      Pokegirl Fan~
      It's almost scary
    10. Pokegirl Fan~
      Pokegirl Fan~
      I love your creepy Conway avatar :3
    11. thiagomestres
      thiagomestres
      are you feeling more calm now? :)
    12. Dragalge
      Dragalge
      Yes and now I hope there's someone amazing enough to have a picture of Dartrix holding a Tootsie Roll Pop on its wing with a caption saying "Let's find out!"
    13. Dragalge
      Dragalge
      I like that your usertitle matches Dartrix' artwork.

      Dartrix: Greetings, Traveler *accidentally shoots arrows at me*.

      Me: Ow.
    14. playerking
      playerking
      Here's the clearer picture of the posted. I would have posted it in the thread proper, but the last time I posted a clearer image of a photo, I was infracted for "attention who**ing". http://i.imgur.com/4f4cPpc.jpg
    15. AmericanPi
      AmericanPi
      Your request has been completed. :)
    16. shy_taillow
      shy_taillow
      I miss when you would post in the face-offs xD
    17. Lunala
      Lunala
      Do you have lazy eyes?
    18. Navin
      Navin
      Your post made it sound otherwise.
    19. Navin
      Navin
      Do you play soccer professionally?
    20. _Dog
      _Dog
      You don't really like the anime very much, do you? Why do you bother discussing about it if that's the case?
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