It's so difficult to train my Helioptile in Super Training. It uses the rapid-fire ball thing and it's impossible to get anything done with it. 'Cuz the moment I get a higher score, I get smacked with a ball from the Balloon Bot and I lose all my progress.
I have the EXACT same problem with my Helioptile, and it's driving me crazy. What makes a Pokemon do the rapid-fire thing versus the regular type of ball? I can clear a lv 3 Super Training in about 20 seconds with a regular ball, but I can't even get close to passing a lv 2 Super Training with the rapid-fire ball. Does anyone have any advice for this?
Rapid fire type shot starts off a lot weaker than the other shot types at 0 EVs.
For example, if a 510 EV normal shot deals 6 times as much damage than a 0 EV one, than a rapid fire 510 EV deals 10 times as much damage than a 0 EV.
Although, the only hard part about rapid is (oddly enough) the level 1 training, because there appear no red baskets.
Just need to mash through this, until about 50 EVs, then start doing level 2.
Level 2 will have the red goals.
Strategy: Shoot the white goals as fast as you can. Every balloon always has the same pattern, learn it.
You can greatly enhance speed by learning the pattern, since you can already shoot at the next target before it appears, if you know where it will be.
For example, on lvl 3 SpAtk you always need to hit 6 white goals before the red one appears and they're always in the same positions. The balloons' attacks will always start at the same point, too.
As soon as the red basket appears, start charging shots, very important not to miss here, learn the slight movement of the red basket.
I always finished by the first red basket, that's where rapid fire shots strength lies.