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4th Gen Recent Happenings Thread

SubtleVVeirdoh

Unova Enthusiast
Doing a Mono Poison Run on Platinum. Started last week. Seeing how as how I’m off tomorrow I’m going to try and get through as much as possible. Currently outside of Eterna Forest.

Team:
StenCHii/Muk
MOUf TRAP/Bellsprout
Zubat
Budew

Muk is from HG (Bellsprout too) but I decided to use that instead of Grimer Bc it’s only Lv 15. Basically serves as fodder as Zubat is the only caught Pokémon on Platinum I intend to keep. She’s pretty clutch now that I’ve got Pluck in her move set. Tryna blow through and get a decent Gastly so I’ll at least have two members that’ll obey me. Lol.
 

zolios

Well-Known Member
Since I didn't get into the competitive side of Pokemon until Gen 6, I never actually did much in the famous Battle Frontier so I recently decided to change that and try to get the Gold Print from Battle Tower in my Heart Gold. It took some time to get the team ready but I managed to do it and now I got my team with their right natures and I also EV trained them, I couldn't be bothered to try to IV breed in Gen 4 tho so their IVs are all over the place.

I didn't want to look up guides on best teams for this so I just picked the team I liked and thought that could work well together. My team is:
- Alakazam (Timid), Focus Sash, Moves: Psychic, Shadow Ball, Energy Ball and Focus Blast
- Garchomp (Adamant), Choice Scarf, Moves: Earthquake, Outrage, Rock Slide and Fire Fang
- Gyarados (Jolly), Lum Berry, Moves: Waterfall, Ice Fang, Earthquake and Dragon Dance

I just finished the first session and it's going great for now. I beat Palmer after 21 battles and won the Silver Print. I actually just won battle 28 before saving and stopping for the day. Planning to continue in the next couple of day and hopefully I can get the Gold Print on my first try but I doubt it since there is a lot of luck involved in these battle facilities so it might take me a few tries.
 

SubtleVVeirdoh

Unova Enthusiast
As of now I’m currently in Hearthome City. Haven’t caught any Pokémon and I was a little disappointed when I found out Budew was was not one of the Pokémon able to walk in Amity Square? I only really wanted Secret Power, as I have a Luck Incense; I may back track. I do however need to go back and explore both sections of Wayward Cave.

The team has been going quite well. After my last post I realized I didn’t need Gastly but.... then I checked the availability of Skorupi, and saw it’s limited to binoculars in The Great Marsh. So I decided to keep Gastly in case I don’t find a Skorupi.

Team:
DOO-Pom’s/Gastly
MOUF TRAP/Weepinbell
STenCHii/Muk
frOOt BAT/Golbat
 

KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
A few days ago, I boarded the boat to Iron Island in Platinum to pick up all the respawning Star Pieces. After collecting them all, I headed towards the exit, and suddenly encountered a shiny male Graveler. Because I had no Pokemon with Damp on my team, I worried he'd blow up, but luckily, a single Quick Ball was enough to catch him. I nicknamed him Gravy and found out he was Naive. I then saved the game.
 

SubtleVVeirdoh

Unova Enthusiast
Since my last post I’ve made it Lost Tower. Traveling through Sinnoh so far has been going pretty well. Bellsprout evolved, Gastly is fully evolved, Golbat has still been coming in clutch. Though I suspect Gengar will be just as helpful now. Slapped Dark Pulse and Shadow Ball on it while I had it in HG when I did it’s trade evolution.

DS is charging but I’m hoping I make it to Pastoria later and find my last two or possibly three members.
 

zolios

Well-Known Member
So I managed to get the Gold Print from Palmer in Heart Gold's Battle Tower on my third attempt. The first one ended at battle 43 to a Double Team Umbreon and the second attempt ended at around battle number 30 to a Curse Lapras with Ice Shard, I had the wrong Pokemon in the lead for that Lapras set and that allowed it to set up and beat me. The third attempt however went great and I beat Palmer at battle number 50 and won the Gold Print. The Pokemon I used to beat the Battle Tower were the Red Gyarados, Garchomp and Alakazam. I talked more about my team for this challenge in my previous post so you can check that out if you want to know the movesets and other details of my team.

Edit: I just realized that I didn't put the EV spreads of my Pokemon in my previous post but that's probably because the spreads are very simple and you can probably guess them already. Alakazam had 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed and Garchomp and Gyarados had 252 EVs in Attack and Speed, the last 4 EVs were put into HP for all three of them. Very simple but very effective EV spreads imo since I didn't feel the need to get to fancy with the EVs when they didn't have the perfect IVs anyways.
 
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Nyter

Island Challenger
In light if the Diamond/Pearl remakes, I decided to start a new game file on my Diamond version (I didn't want to erase my Platinum game file as it contains A LOOOOOOOOT of saved data in there). I forgot a lot of this game's plot and want to relive it before I venture through BD/SP.

I chose Chimchar as my starter as I know there is a lack of fire type Pokemon in the regional Dex for that game.

So far I have Chimchar, Pachirisu, and Buizel on board. We just beat Gardenia, the Eterna City gym leader.

I have several Pokemon in my Box for back-up and support, such as Kricketune, Zubat, Meditite, Hoot-Hoot, Shinx, Bidoof, and Chingling.

I am on my way to Eterna Forest to explore the Old Chateau.
 

Shiny Venusaur

Sinnoh's Champion
So I managed to get the Gold Print from Palmer in Heart Gold's Battle Tower on my third attempt. The first one ended at battle 43 to a Double Team Umbreon and the second attempt ended at around battle number 30 to a Curse Lapras with Ice Shard, I had the wrong Pokemon in the lead for that Lapras set and that allowed it to set up and beat me. The third attempt however went great and I beat Palmer at battle number 50 and won the Gold Print. The Pokemon I used to beat the Battle Tower were the Red Gyarados, Garchomp and Alakazam. I talked more about my team for this challenge in my previous post so you can check that out if you want to know the movesets and other details of my team.

Edit: I just realized that I didn't put the EV spreads of my Pokemon in my previous post but that's probably because the spreads are very simple and you can probably guess them already. Alakazam had 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed and Garchomp and Gyarados had 252 EVs in Attack and Speed, the last 4 EVs were put into HP for all three of them. Very simple but very effective EV spreads imo since I didn't feel the need to get to fancy with the EVs when they didn't have the perfect IVs anyways.
Congratulations on the Gold print!

Are you planning on going for the 100 streak for the Trainer Card star? If so, this post of mine from earlier and this link to Battle tower teams might be of interest to you.

My post

Battle Tower Opponent Teams
 

zolios

Well-Known Member
Congratulations on the Gold print!

Are you planning on going for the 100 streak for the Trainer Card star? If so, this post of mine from earlier and this link to Battle tower teams might be of interest to you.

My post

Battle Tower Opponent Teams
Thanks, I'm not planning to go for the 100 wins at the moment since my first goal is to get a Gold Print in all 5 facilities, I actually got a Gold print in Battle Hall as well recently (I did it with Garchomp) so I have 3 more facilities left but I'm not in a hurry so I don't know how long it will take me to do it. But the Battle Tower streak is at 50 so I can easily continue it if I ever decide to go for the Trainer Card star and I'll definitely use the link for Trainers that you linked. :)
 

Shiny Venusaur

Sinnoh's Champion
Had some time to kill so I decided to boot up and do some chaining. I'm not really a shiny hunter by any means but every now and then I'll enjoy the chase or the thrill of it. I know there are easier methods but my favorite way is the radar since it's involved and takes some level of skill. Lately I've been somewhat fascinated with Shiny Lunatone. I really like the blue color and I've always been a space junky. Saw that it was a Sapphire insert and an 8% encounter and went to work. This one was frustrating to say the least - hard to get the chain started, and no field effect to help you out. I got a chain up to 25 last night and it broke randomly on a grass patch 4 away with the same shake. It happens, not mad, but definitely gonna be something that I pace out and take break on before I go back to it.

Had some more time this morning since it's going to rain all day so I figured I'd warm up with a hunt that's escaped me for the better part of a decade. I've always really like Shiny Pachirisu. You'd think this would be easy. Big open grass patch by Valley Windworks, and you get a field effect to help you out. Yet some how, this one just hasn't happened for me. Chains continually break at the ~35 range, even using the catching trick. It's like I'm cursed. Had two chains today break, one at 35 and one at 33. I'll have to try again another day. V_v

I'll ask though, does anyone else have a Radar chain mon that they just can't seem to get no matter how skilled they are at chaining?


EDIT: Had some extra time tonight while watching some playoff basketball - finally got the chain to 40 and got 3 shiny Pachirisu! The 3rd shiny square was right on the edge so I knew there was a risk the chain would break, but that's okay.

This has been an on-off hunt since late '07 early '08. Nice to finally have it completed!
 
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KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
A week ago, I was training Drapion near Mt.Silver in HeartGold. Suddenly, I encountered a shiny male Doduo. I decided to avoid weakening him and threw a Friend Ball, but he broke free. After a failed attempt to catch him in a Level Ball, I caught him using one on the second try. I learned he was Naive and had Run Away as his Ability. I battled Cal in Viridian and saved the game.
 

NeganTheSavior

Well-Known Member
I'm attempting my very first Nuzlocke in Platinum. There's a very good chance this is going to be a disaster since I've had difficulty with some of the trainers in this game in the past (Cyrus and Cynthia in particular) but I figured I'd give it a shot and see what I think of it.

If I don't like it, I can always stop and play like usual. That works, too.
 

Madison M

Well-Known Member
After almost 12 years of playing Pokémon, I finally got one Battle Frontier print yesterday. It was the Silver Print from the Battle Factory, but it's still great even though I typically don't like battles. A Gliscor with Guillotine really carried my team since it always landed (except one time) and helped a lot in the battle against Thorton. I called him Robespierre.

Now I'm working on building a team for the rest of the Battle Frontier. I'm thinking Snorlax, Empoleon, and Salamence. Though I know very little about competitive battling so I'm nervous. Especially since I should get EVs but I hate battling and have never EV trained before.
 

Martinat388

I like water types
I got a copy of Heartgold from a friend recently, and I've been playing through it.
I've defeated all of the Johto gym leaders and almost all of the Kanto gym leaders. This is my team currently:
Greg the Feraligatr (named it that cause I watched the artlocke) Level 73
Wooloo the Ampharos (named it that cause it's a sheep) Level 52
Dream the Dragonair (went with that name cause I got a Chansey with a lucky egg 1st try, and then on my first try fishing at the dragon's den I encountered a Dragonair, which is so lucky it's insane) Level 51
Eusine the Suicune (since he'll never get it I named it after him) Level 50
Oh-ho the Ho-oh (I didn't know what to name it so one of my friends told me to name it this)
Tidal King the Lugia (that's what I named it in Alpha Sapphire) Level 70
 

KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
A while ago, I was training my Cloyster in Diglett's Cave in HeartGold. Suddenly, I encountered a shiny male Dugtrio. I decided to avoid weakening him and threw a Level Ball, but he broke free and used Dig. Switching out wasn't an option, as he had Arena Trap. Luckily, Cloyster's Mud Shot was too weak to take him out, and I caught the mole in a Dusk Ball. I learned that he was Serious, beat Cal and saved.
 

Martinat388

I like water types
This morning I got to Argenta in Heartgold with Feraligatr, but unfortunately, she had Mesprit, and due to reflect, crunch wasn't strong enough to defeat it.
Just now, I was able to get back to it, and this time she had a Glaceon, and since waterfall crit twice in a row, I was able to win!
Dream must've given his luck to Feraligatr in that fight
I'm currently saving up BP to teach Feraligatr ice punch, and after that I wanna get a choice band, and once I get those two items, I'll go back to grinding
 

KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
Two days ago, after battling the weekly Lapras in Union Cave in HeartGold, on my way to the exit, I encountered a shiny Geodude. I caught her in a single Level Ball and learned she was Impish, which isn't the worst nature, and has Sturdy and best IV in Speed. That was actually my second shiny that day. I battled Cal in Viridian and saved.
 

Shiny Venusaur

Sinnoh's Champion
Was grinding some BP in Battle Tower on Platinum since I needed some TMs. Figured to make it mindless, I'd use my team designed for the 100 streak since it's built to handle the hax that Battle Tower likes to throw at you. I casually made it to battle 40 before I had some of the most insane hax I've ever had in one battle. This team could take a lot of nonsense but let me tell you, I got taken out back and put down.

Not even mad, almost comical how much junk got thrown at me. I saved the battle video just to log the turns and let me tell you, it's ugly. Looking back, I see a play I could have made that would have changed the outcome, but nothing you can do about it now.

Bought the TM's I needed and then finished EV training my Articuno and Moltres. I battled the gym leaders in the Survival Area café and then called it a day.
 

KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
A few days ago, I was training Kingler in Cerulean Cave in HeartGold. On the second floor, I suddenly encountered a shiny Machoke, the second one in this save file. I decided to avoid weakening him, and after two failed attempts with Dusk Ball, I finally caught him in a Level Ball. I learned he was Hardy and had Guts as his Ability. I beat Cal in Viridian and saved.
 
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