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4th Gen Recent Happenings Thread

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation IV Discussion' started by bobandbill, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Shiny Venusaur

    Shiny Venusaur The Prodigal Son

    So far today, I've only had the time to do one more set of 7 bringing me to battle 35 complete. This run was really aggravating however. It seemed like all 7 trainers either lead with something that spammed double team, or was lead Abomasnow, which my team doesn't match up with terribly well (Lead Garchomp). The worst thing I faced however was a Ludicolo that had Double Team, Toxic. Leech Seed, Substitute. Luckily with Sub SD Garchomp I was able to avoid any direct his, but ended up wasting a large amount of move PP. I manged to win the fight fairly easily though as Chomp was +6 and behind a sub.

    I've also gotten to the point that I've had to actually bust out a damage calculator just to make sure my move choice makes the most sense (in particular, to switching stuff into physical Abomasnow). It's gonna be a long road to 100, that's for sure.


    EDIT to not double post: Managed to get another 7 streak in today. Current win streak is at 42! Almost half way there. This set of 7 was very stall heavy and filled with OHKO moves which made it very tedious to play around. Never had any big scares but there were moments I had to plan out a few turns in advance.
     
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  2. Aquarelle

    Aquarelle Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Instead of continuing EV training on HeartGold today, I thought of more Pokemon I wanted to send to Ultra Sun in Apricorn or other rare Poke Balls, so I caught a bunch of them.

    First, I smashed rocks in Cianwood trying to find a Shuckle. Took a few tries, but I didn't mind since I found some shards. After catching a Shuckle, I Surfed to Route 41, where I caught a Mantine.

    Around the Mt. Silver area, I caught a Sneasel and a Heracross, both in Heavy Balls. I was really excited about the Heracross, since I've been trying to get one in an Apricorn ball for a while, but hadn't had much luck finding one through Headbutt on HG.

    Next, I caught a few Pokemon in Kanto (Hypno, Voltorb, Electabuzz) before heading back to Dark Cave. Right away, I found a Wobbuffet, which was a frustrating catch since I forgot about Shadow Tag and thus couldn't switch to my Farfetch'd to weaken it. Wasted quite a few Moon Balls before I successfully caught it. Later on, I used Rock Smash and found a Dunsparce! That was a nice surprise, since I didn't know Dunsparce was a Rock Smash encounter in Dark Cave, and thought I would be stuck with the 1% non-swarm standard walking encounter rate.


    After that, I competed in the Bug Catching Contest since I really wanted a Sport Ball Pinsir. I entered with my Clefable, and encountered a Pinsir after a few minutes. After using nearly half of my given Sport Balls, I caught it. And then, I ended up winning the contest! My prize was an Oval Stone.

    Then, I wanted to catch a Corsola in a Love Ball, but my Pokedex said it was a morning/day Pokemon only, and I was playing at night. I didn't want to change the time on my main 3DS, so I switched to my other 3DS and changed the time on it to day. Back in HeartGold, I fished for a Corsola in Cianwood City. I ended up soft resetting the first time since the Corsola was breaking out of a ridiculous number of my Love Balls. I caught the second Corsola I found and didn't waste as many balls.

    Finally, I finished by catching a Doduo. I then transferred all the Pokemon I caught.
     
  3. dnomyar27

    dnomyar27 Rockettoman

    I got Platinum from the Internet. I was looking for it but it was so overpriced. Finally, I found a bid and got it for 12 bucks. Anyway, I started it like a month ago and because life is so complicated I am in Jubilife City. I found all the **spoilers** clowns around the city. I hope I can play this week a bit.

    My team: Chimchar and Starly. I hope to get another flying type, not starly, and probably train some Budew to get advantage with powders and that stuff and capture some Pokemon. I was thinking (since i lost my first game card and data with it) to add Gible and Shinx.

    Sorry if this is not OK for this thread, I haven't been here in a very long time.
    Have a great day.
     
  4. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Let's GOOO~

    In SoulSilver, I levelled up Charmeleon to Lv 30 and Nidoking to Lv 38 at Mt Silver, making Charmeleon closer to evolution into Charizard. After that, I went to the Pal Park at Fuschia City and I caught a Psyduck, Voltorb, Taillow, Meditite, Koffing and Spoink. After participating in the Catching Game, I got a Seafloor backdrop and I saved.
     
  5. Pikasaur

    Pikasaur The Original

    Started at night, just so i could catch a Wooper. The next morning Meatball took on Falkner's gym. Meatball learned Rock Throw against the first trainer, then swept through everyone else. After collecting the Togepi egg i headed to the Ruins of Alph. Caught 4 unknown thinking you get something for catching them all. After Finding out you get nothing i left. Skipped half the trainers on route 32, so i can level up Paras when i catch one. Couldn't skip most of the trainers in Union cave though. It was hard to catch a paras since both Quill and Meatball were double the Level of wild ones. Quill evolved in my catch attempts. Eventually managed to catch one named Rome. In my rush through Route 32 though, i had forgot to grab the Bullet Seed TM. So i grabbed a few repels and ran my way back. Rome reached level 9 after clearing the trainers and a few extra wild battles. With all the Running i did Togepi hatched. So i'll make the Journey to Elms next time

    Team

    Quill - Quilava lvl 14
    Meatball - Geodude lvl 14
    Rome - Paras lvl 9
     
  6. Aquarelle

    Aquarelle Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Finally got around to restarting SoulSilver tonight. First, though, I had to trade over a dozen Pokemon (+items) to HeartGold. After catching some Pokemon on HG to use as trade fodder (mostly Magikarp & Hoothoot), I completed all of the trades I needed to do.

    Then, I deleted my old SS save file and began a new one. I selected the female player character and named her Lyra. After checking out New Bark Town, I went over to Prof. Elm's lab and saved in front of the starter Pokemon. I plan on using a Chikorita on my SS team this time, and decided to soft reset for one instead of trading for one. Took a few resets, but I eventually got a Chikorita with an acceptable Nature.

    Later, I will trade Chikorita to HG or Platinum for EV training and then trade it back. I also want to trade over and hatch a Sentret egg on SS, so that I'll have two Pokemon with the SS game's OT.
     
  7. Baggie_Saiyan

    Baggie_Saiyan Well-Known Member

    After finally acquiring a legitimate copy (I can't tell you want a massive headache finding a legit copy for a good price was oh my god so many fakes) of Platinum playing through it. Not a nuzlocke just want to enjoy the game as I haven't played through main Gen 4 since it came out so a lot of nostalgia attached here!

    Current Squad:

    Son Goku the male Chimchar

    Goof the female Bibarel (will be replaced later)

    Minx the female Shinx

    Bicker the male Starly.

    Plan to replace Goof with a Buizel, and then add a Beduw eventually a Roserade and then the Hippo Mon. So I'll have one of the evolution gimmick Mons and then rest of sqaud will be proper Gen 4 Mons.
     
  8. Aquarelle

    Aquarelle Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    HeartGold: I needed to create a Sentret egg to trade over to SoulSilver. After searching through my PC several times, though, it seemed like I didn't have a Sentret or Furret anymore for some reason, so I had to catch one. Since it was night, I had to look for one in the Safari Zone. I added the swamp area to my Safari Zone, and encountered & caught a Sentret there right away.

    Once I had a Sentret, I went to the Day Care and started collecting eggs. It took me a while to get an egg with the Sentret I wanted, since I kept getting ones that either didn't inherit my Ditto's Nature or had Run Away instead of Keen Eye.

    When I finally hatched a good Sentret, I soft reset so that I could trade the egg to SS.


    SoulSilver: I had to play until I got far enough to trade. I walked all the way to Mr. Pokemon's house, where I received the Mystery Egg and a Pokedex. Back in Cherrygrove, I wanted to trade right then, but I discovered that the mart still wasn't selling Poke Balls yet. So, I had to do the rival battle and return to New Bark Town first. I eventually received some Poke Balls from Ethan after he showed me how to catch Pokemon.

    I caught a couple of wild Pokemon on Route 29, then went to the Pokemon Center in Cherrygrove to trade with HG. I traded over my Sentret egg, and then left to hatch it. After the egg hatched, I traded both the Sentret and my Chikorita to HG for EV training.


    Next time, I'll work on EV training my remaining SS team members (Cubone, Chikorita, & Sentret) on HG.
     
  9. Shiny Venusaur

    Shiny Venusaur The Prodigal Son

    It's been a minute but I'm back with a Pokemon Diamond update. Did the next set of 7 in Battle tower as I work towards my final Trainer Star. This was battles 42-49, which as we know ends on the second fight with Tower Tycoon Palmer. I didn't really struggle too much on battles 42-48, I encountered a ton of bulky water types but nothing absurd in terms of hax.

    The fight with Palmer was a bit of a rush, and required me to really play it slow. As per usual, I had my Yache berry Garchomp lead. Palmer lead with Regigigas, which has Ice Punch. I'm not gonna lie, even though you have the 5 turns to deal with Regigigas, that thing is threatening when you realize any wrong move could be your last. After running some calcs, I decided my best bet was switching in Starmie on the expected Ice Punch to then just get off as much damage as possible. Starmie was able to do about 30-35% before going down. I then sent Garchomp back out. I knew keeping Chomp alive was the key to winning, and I knew with Yache, I could take 1 Ice Punch and could KO the Gigas with 2 EQs. Luckily for me, Heatran came out next, though because of Bright Powder, I knew that if I missed this EQ it would be GG. Luckily I hit and then it was just a game of Toxic Stalling the Cress with Blissey!

    Only 51 battles more to go!
     
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  10. Aquarelle

    Aquarelle Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Tonight, I had to earn some more money on HG for vitamins since I was too poor again. I spent close to two hours earning money at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron (via rematches against Clair & Brock) and the Elite Four.

    Once I had enough, I purchased all the vitamins I needed to EV train my Cubone and Sentret. I used the vitamins on them, and then went to fight wild Pokemon to complete their EV spreads.

    Now, I just have Chikorita left to EV train.
     
  11. SubtleVVeirdoh

    SubtleVVeirdoh Unova Enthusiast

    I, recently, acquired Diamond and Platinum from the local GameStop. Plenty of Gems on the Diamond save file. A Lugia, Shaymin, a newly hatched Tyrogue (might get some werk in White) to name a few.

    After transfering some mons to my B2 file I checked Platinum, which was a bust.

    As there was no previous data, I was greeted by Rowan. Selected the MC, as I’ll do the opposite on Diamond. Named him ‘Aaron’. Chose a Jolly Piplup that painfully lost its first battle. The only loss it’ll ever know.

    After dialogues I named said Piplup ‘Codsworth’. Saved just before the catching tutorial with Dawn.
     

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