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Well, I went ahead and got Garchomp anyway. Still have over 26k coins.
Well, the 4 I posted yesterday probably will need a bit more balancing, but for now, I'm actually gonna share a few Pokemon with not many interesting gimmicks to them and are a bit blander@Mega Ampharos the Dragon just from the quick scan I did all the kits look very interesting and I will definitely go through them all probably after your next post! This post got a little bit long so will just leave it until you post your next designs and do them all at once! Great work as always though!
Thank you for the answers. Are all basic attacks physical or why does sp. attackers that uses base attacks benefit from muscle band?As for Muscle Band, a lot of Pokemon will benefit even if they're Special Attackers if they tend to use Basic Attacks - Alolan Ninetales prefers it to the Special Attack items for example because it uses Basic Attacks as its main form of damage. That and Special Attack items don't scale very well on Pokemon, so most don't bother. Cramorant could use Muscle Band perfectly fine for some extra damage plus the 3% bonus when the item is at level 20 is solid! I recommend upgrading it after Buddy Barrier and Focus Band.
So you know basic attacks tend to work in threes? Basic -> basic -> boosted, with that boosted attack having some other effect (Mr. Mime makes enemies jump, Venusaur slaps enemies around a bit, etc.) - well the boosted attack works off of whatever stat the Pokemon uses the most. So Mr. Mime for example, who's damage scales from Sp. Atk, has their boosted attack use Sp. Atk as well. But the two basic attacks before that boosted attack do not, and use regular Attack.Thank you for the answers. Are all basic attacks physical or why does sp. attackers that uses base attacks benefit from muscle band?
Always love to hear someone's backstory for the game! I would never have guessed you were a Gardevoir/Crustle main so that's awesome, and it's nice to see you're trying out Blastoise too - it's a really fun Defender and I think you may find over time that it's as aggressive as Crustle can be, and awesome at defending a lane or scoring. I hope you do stick with Gardevoir to some degree, at least for casual matches - people should play their favourites even if they aren't very good. As for Absol, it recently got some buffs in the last patch (with mobile release) and the addition of Razor Claw to its held item toolkit was nothing short of a blessing for it (on top of the Super Enhancers that can boost Scope Lens to Level 30) so now it's a credible threat that can annihilate any single Pokemon 1v1... at least in the early game. It falls off by the late game.Since I have not really updated much about my own experience playing Unite, I'll talk about it now, since now it won't be as boring as "Oh, I used Gardevoir" or "Oh, I used Crustle"
I had mained Crustle before Gardevoir came out, my experience playing as Crustle is that he seems more of an All-Rounder IMO, a Pokemon that is good in all areas
Although, then again, that is only all thanks to Shell Smash, which is why I like using Crustle
I decided to main Gardevoir after I tested it out when it came out, I saw how strong Psyshock was (especially with Moonblast)
But today, I decided to go back to Crustle after realizing that I can't really do much of anything as a Ralts and am dead weight to the team until I evolve, which takes time with that Lv 6 evolution
I also decided to actually play as other Pokemon for once, I'm now trying out Blastoise which I bought thinking that it would be similar to Crustle, oh how I was wrong...
But due to realizing that X Speed was an item, I decided to test out Blastoise, haven't exactly done a proper test yet, but will probably do so today or tomorrow
If I had the Aeos coins, I would also try out Mamoswine, but I don't...
Also, I think Absol might have a bug due to its usability going up it seems and how strong it has become, it is almost impossible to win 1v1s against it, unless this is just me...
and even then, Absol's usage might've gone up due to being the perfect counter for Sylveon? Not actually sure if it is, but it would kinda make sense
I might not increase the defenses of Mawile during the Unite move, but the idea behind it seems solid! Hawlucha's Unite move may be boring but it's essentially a form of crowd control so I think anything added to it would've made it too over-the-top.Mawile doesn't exactly have moves that work together, maybe Iron Head and Draining Kiss to flinch and heal or Crunch and Play Rough to decrease Defense so Play Rough can decimate the opponent? Megaburst Omega's effect is supposed to reference Mega Mawile's Huge Power, which allowed Mawile to be viable in competitive, would it be too broken for Unite?
Also, Hawlucha's Unite move is kinda boring, maybe I should add something to it?
Damn, how many other characters do you own? I'm sat on 15k but I've bought Lucario, Machamp, Eldegoss, Talonflame, Blastoise, Mamoswine and Sylveon.Well, I went ahead and got Garchomp anyway. Still have over 26k coins.
That would explain it then! Is there a Pokemon out there that would be an instant buy for you, or are you more interested in how they work in this game?I have only ever bought Lucario, Gardevoir, Wigglytuff, and Garchomp.
Well, I've tried out Blastoise, I think this Pokemon is pretty good when used correctlyAlways love to hear someone's backstory for the game! I would never have guessed you were a Gardevoir/Crustle main so that's awesome, and it's nice to see you're trying out Blastoise too - it's a really fun Defender and I think you may find over time that it's as aggressive as Crustle can be, and awesome at defending a lane or scoring. I hope you do stick with Gardevoir to some degree, at least for casual matches - people should play their favourites even if they aren't very good. As for Absol, it recently got some buffs in the last patch (with mobile release) and the addition of Razor Claw to its held item toolkit was nothing short of a blessing for it (on top of the Super Enhancers that can boost Scope Lens to Level 30) so now it's a credible threat that can annihilate any single Pokemon 1v1... at least in the early game. It falls off by the late game.
I guess the defense thing makes sense due to Huge Power boost, so...I might not increase the defenses of Mawile during the Unite move, but the idea behind it seems solid! Hawlucha's Unite move may be boring but it's essentially a form of crowd control so I think anything added to it would've made it too over-the-top.
What kind of playstyle do you have? I can create a Pokemon that would be perfect for that playstyleWill say though that CPU matches today have been garbage - I actually lost one because we had an Absol who ran around the map and didn't contribute to any team fight at all (and didn't really leave the top lane). Problem is even if I report them because they move around and kill wild Pokemon the game thinks they're not AFK? Nightmare. So I took a break, can't play Unite for as long as I used to! Reaching Master rank kinda took away my want to play, nowadays the goal is to complete dailies, finish the Battle Pass and get my number of games up on any Pokemon that isn't Cinderace or Lucario. Maybe trying to get everyone to 40+ games wouldn't be a bad idea, then I can find a main! Since I don't have one at the moment and it feels like I'm missing out.
I would love to see Dusknoir or Keldeo, i think they'd be fantastic! Never understood why Dusknoir didn't have Iron Fist as an ability, its moveset was tailor-made for it. Keldeo is also sword-boi so we love to see it. As for my playstyle... not sure, tanky I guess? I like going into battles and not dying immediately. Probably why I resonate so much with Defenders (who have some of my highest win-rates overall). Think next season I'll focus on maining Defenders and Supporters and see where it gets me.What kind of playstyle do you have? I can create a Pokemon that would be perfect for that playstyle
Jokes aside, here are the next 3 Pokemon that I'll share tomorrow:
They do apparently, but lot a lot of coins since it's only a temporary pass. I'm surprised Mamoswine is being offered though, rather than... Garchomp? The Pokemon with the Battle Pass quests nobody plays? But that's just me, maybe Mamo sold less than they wanted.If the Mamoswine passes are anything like the extra Zeraora one, I guess they convert into coins.
Since I never covered this last time...Well, what do you think of these little gimmicks? Believe it or not, most of their descriptions were created on the fly, this is the same with all other move and ability descriptions I've created
To start off, is any part of Alolan Golem's kit too OP? Should there be a different Rock type move instead of just Rock Blast? Should Explosion not shorten revival time?
Also, is any part of Sableye's kit too OP? I honestly don't see many problems with it, also this Sableye is what I created with the idea you created back when I showed Decidueye
Also, is any part of Bisharp's kit too OP? Guillotine might be a bit too much, but with the long cooldown, does it make it more balanced? Should I change Révolution! at all to make it not too OP? The OHKO in it might be a bit too much
Lastly, is any part of Sandaconda's kit too OP? I don't see much wrong with this one, maybe Sand Spit or Sand Tomb might be a bit much? But then again, I guess that depends on numbers, doesn't it?
Essentially, yeah. It's a 120 point mission for the Battle Pass (an entire level for the Battle Pass) and so skipping it because you don't own the character is going to feel rough. They have two alternatives - put it on the weekly rotation so everyone can try it out, or make it the Pokemon you could get the trial tickets for instead of Mamoswine. That way you have a day or two this week to use Garchomp and get the Battle Pass mission done. And yet here we are, it feels rough.About that garchomp battle pass mission, i heard people say that we don't have to force ourselves in doing it, but they were outraged by this mission and we have to spend coins or gems to get garchomp for the battle pass mission even if they say it's not worth doing it or their time. It would've been better to do the garchomp battle pass mission if garchomp was available temp for the week or just give us a temp garchomp pass from the mission to get this garchomp battle pass mission out of the way.
Well, it isn't exactly "hit-and-run", it is more of "hit-and-die", so...1) Alolan Golem's kit looks fine to me, the damage would need to be fine-tuned but I think design-wise it looks fine? Fire Punch feels a little bit out of place, could replace it with a different Electric or Rock move there and maybe alter the effect. If you're after a hit-and-run style attacking Pokemon I'd replace Fire Punch with Rollout / Magnet Rise / Rock Polish and maybe provide a new effect for them.
I forgot to mention, Sableye can't see opponents in their own zone, also only Sableye can see them, so only if you're playing with friends can you really use its ability to its full potential, especially not in Ranked2) Sableye seems solid, probably is my favourite of the bunch! Seems like a cool Supporter with tricky Ghost-themed moves to make it annoying. The Unite move may be a bit OP with the cooldown reduction + defenses boost + AoE? And I'd personally alter Keen Eye to not be permanent vision of the whole map but maybe increased vision when Pokemon in Sableye's range go into bushes, it can still see them for x seconds. Something like that.
When I say a long cooldown, I mean a looong cooldown, at least 50 second cooldown, as for Bisharp really only using 1 move, what do you think Swords Dance is for?3) Yeah Guillotine is still gonna be ridiculous even with the cooldown, plus Bisharp wouldn't be as fun if it only had one move to really use. I'd replace it with something that maybe benefits from or boosts critical hit rate? Gives you a combo with Night Slash then. Same applies for the Unite move, 0HKO moves are never a good idea in my opinion. Cool name though, but yeah maybe alter it somewhat. Maybe make it a charge like High Horsepower but with extra effects?
The tornado? It would probably last about 2 to 5 seconds I guess4) Sandaconda seems fine, I do like the Unite move although I dunno how long you intend for the enemies to be caught in the tornado? But the idea of a big AoE displacement that functions differently to Blastoise is pretty rad?
Looks like I have a new main! That second Pokemon is my second most favorite Pokemon! Let's see how much of the kit I gave it is in the real oneGreedent & Decidueye!
The former makes sense - it was datamined ages ago and I believe it's going to be a Defender? Bit of an unusual choice but if the moveset is good I'd probably get it. The latter is cool, makes sense for adding a third basic attack focused Pokemon like Greninja and Cinderace (it completes a Fire-Water-Grass trio plus it means Gen 6-7-8 are all covered) plus it's a Ghost type - Halloween time!