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Horde Encounters

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation VI Discussion' started by RedBlastoise, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. RedBlastoise

    RedBlastoise Cerulean Blues

    In Generation 6 there was a new type of wild battle mechanic known as Horde Encounters in which 5 wild Pokemon could be found at once. What did you think of Horde Encounters? Have you ever encountered a shiny Pokemon in a horde?

    I liked horde encounters especially since finding shinies was so much easier with that method. It also made gaining EVs easier.
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  2. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I disliked horde encounters since they were more trouble than they were worth, to me at least. The idea of battling five Pokemon at once was interesting, but the Pokemon found in horde encounters were usually at a lower level than other wild Pokemon in the same location, so the experience gained from those battles was minimal.
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  3. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    Horde encounters are great if you have a Pokemon with 5 field hit range ie rock slide to deal with them. Using a low lvel to fight 5 at once early on not so much. Super training is great but not the fastest, horde training works well as EV gains when it's not interrupted but rain... the very first minun I found in X hordes was a shiny one and it was surrounded by 4 normal plusle.
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  4. Dicklaycia

    Dicklaycia Objectively Better Than You

    I liked Horde battles, they were incredibly convenient for EV training. I never found a Shiny Pokémon in one, though, because I’m not that lucky!
  5. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    I thought it was a great addition, and I was disappointed that they weren't in the Alola games. That being said, I didn't like how they only had a small vareity of Pokemon, especially in X/Y, and not all of them had good Hidden Abilities (they should have had Bunnelby, Helioptile, Wooper, Fletchling and Pikachu/Pichu hordes, for example).
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  6. Ignition

    Ignition Free

    I loved Horde Encounters but wish there was more variety. The little feature on rivals like Zangoose and Seviper attacking each other before you was a nice addition
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  7. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    Never really saw the point of them other than making shiny hunting easier, but I'm not too big on shinies in the first place so I never took advantage of hordes. I think that out of all the new ideas from X and Y, hordes were one of the most unmemorable features.
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  8. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I never actually considered Shiny hunting using horde encounters as a method, but in hindsight that's probably one of this feature's greatest assets. If I still played Y version a lot, I might actually take advantage of this bonus.
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  9. Venomshock

    Venomshock Well-Known Member

    Really liked these and they were my favorite addition to the franchise during Gen 6. My only wish was that the levels of the wild horde pokemon had been much higher.
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