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Pokemon Sword & Shield - HELP THREAD

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by Wulava, Nov 15, 2019.


Crawdaunt or Sharpedo?

  1. Crab

  2. Shark

  1. PokeRobby

    PokeRobby Member

    thank you
  2. buerdrive

    buerdrive New Member

    Hello there! I hope this is the right thread to ask!
    I started playing pkmn Sword a few days ago and I've already done some exchanges through wonder trade. I'm kinda worried because I received a Primarina nicknamed freepkm.com, which I freed after I found out it was hacked, and before that I received a lv. 100 Urshifu that originally came from a trainer name eevee.vip and I did the same thing ...
    Now the issue is, I don't know if I did the right thing, or if this will have any consequences on my account. I've found articles that both say I could have kept them with no issue and articles that said I should get rid of them if I want to avoid anything bad happening to my account or the game itself.
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  3. neophenx

    neophenx Pokemon Strategist

    While Pokemon with names like that are generally hacked and distributed by big streaming networks, those networks do generally create them within legal parameters (stats, movesets, etc), Other players would know their origin if you use them in battle rules that display nicknames, but I think just storing them on Pokemon Home would just hold them in your collection. Though since I already have a living Pokedex stored on Home, I generally just release any such trades myself since I personally don't want to keep them or redistribute them.
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  4. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Those Pokémon are definitely hacked, and they're essentially advertisements. These people want you to go to their website if you want more Pokémon like them, but it's a paid service. They're very shady businesses, though you don't need me to tell you that. (As tacky as they are, there are enough such requests that these guys can earn a living completely on selling hacked Pokémon. I don't know how they do their taxes though.)

    These hackers go to great lengths to make sure their Pokémon are within the legal limits of the games. As a result, they are bound by the same limitations of legitimate members of their species. However, they will be rejected on sight at official competitions, which have officials check every single Pokémon you bring to them. Aside from that, you won't suffer any consequences for having them. The people at The Pokémon Company, Game Freak, and Nintendo know you obtained them through no fault of your own. Some players will frown on those who use them though.

    Me, I keep them in a box in the PC to use for breeding later on. The Pokémon themselves were created through illegal means, but their offspring will be 100% legitimate.

    And yes, you absolutely went to the correct topic on this!
  5. Pokefan_1987

    Pokefan_1987 Active Member

    Need advice with these things in Max Raid Battles

    Are there any reliable counters G-Max Toxtricity? This thing defeated me 9 times in a row this morning. Even a poison/electric immune Steelix got hid ridiculously hard by Max Phantasm

    Also is there any way to prevent Max Raid Boltund's Electrify (makes target moves Electric type) from working. This is annoying for ground types since the effect of Electrify does not go away and it shuts down all common counter moves.
  6. If you're on the Y-comm and invite people, you should easily defeat it. If not, use a Lv. 100 mon. A good counter is a Sandaconda
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  7. Rahus

    Rahus Love Ball Collector

    Hi. Need some clarification. I've been seeing level 20 Mewtwo around. Are they legal?
  8. Tsukuyomi56

    Tsukuyomi56 Gesshin Powered

    Don't know what the levels are like when you bring in Pokemon from Pokemon Go but in all main series games so far Mewtwo cannot be obtained at Level 20.
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  9. Rahus

    Rahus Love Ball Collector

    Alright. Cause all the level 20 Mewtwo I have seen are from Go.

    So that's interesting.

    Just wanna make sure this isn't another, "shiny event porygon-z" situation.
  10. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    I have a Level 100 Silvally with Ground Memory, Level 100 Palossand, and Level 100 Sandaconda, all of whom work pretty well for me against Gigantamax Toxtricity. As for Boltund, you just have to hope you weren't targeted for Electrify. I rarely ever see Boltund use it as the subject of Max Raid Battles.
  11. Ariella24

    Ariella24 New Member

    Hi guys,

    I'm just looking for a trusted trade partner to evolve my boldore. Finding it really hard to do it with random strangers in this game. Anybody interested?

  12. I am :)
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  13. Ariella24

    Ariella24 New Member

    Great! So should I just give you a link code? (Haven't done this before :rolleyes:)
  14. I might be a day, sorry. let's chat in PM's
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  15. Ariella24

    Ariella24 New Member

    Sure! No problem!
  16. Pokefan_1987

    Pokefan_1987 Active Member

    Does anyone have strategies for Max Raid Manectric. This thing has insane damage against its ground weaknesses. I often play while on a bus ride home from work but it has no wi-fi.

    Have tried creatures like Zacian and Rhyperior (with high horsepower) and even lightning rod.

    Should we make a thread for sharing max raid strategies for encounters?
  17. That thread might be useful. I would use some lvl 100 mons if you have any, and a good counter is sandaconda
  18. Prince Amrod

    Prince Amrod Dragon Tamer

    My general strategies are:
    Rusted sword Zacian
    Choice specs Eternatus

    Probably quite obvious but between them they cover the majority of raids for the single player. If there's a quad weakness I can exploit with another pokemon, that gets used instead. It generally come down to luck on getting reasonable partners when you're on your own.
  19. Pokefan_1987

    Pokefan_1987 Active Member

    I always check on those weakness but its like Gamefreak doesn't let them work in raids.

    It took 2 tries but even my lvl 65 sandaconda did struggle hard against manectric but i beat him.

    Damn i hate the absurd defense these raid bosses get. and the fact that most ai assistant trainers use weak pokemon or terrible movesets.

    Also nearly lost against a quite powerful Frosmoth which had the Shield Dust ability which prevents additional effects made by attacks. But beloved level 100 Incineroar pulled through. That Frosmoth was eating special attacks like candy but couldn't handle physical attacks.
  20. neophenx

    neophenx Pokemon Strategist

    That's the point of Max Raids. They're made to be challenging. It has different mechanics from normal battles, so they really shouldn't be treated as such. A 5 star raid is a Lv60 Pokemon, and since it gets multiple attacks per round it's not like a same-level Poke is any advantage.

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