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Things that grind your gears!

Luthor

Well-Known Member
Due to the lack of a vs seeker or similar in many games it can be really difficult to test out strategies for double battles before going to a battle tower facility or similar. Sometimes you just want to test out an idea and see if it works logistically. That can be frustrating.
 

hahegeyo

New Member
What also grinds my gears is waiting for someone, ANYONE, to accept a battle request on the 3DS Pokemon games. It takes me at least 20mins to find someone who is willing to battle :(
 

Ophie

Salingerian Phony
What also grinds my gears is waiting for someone, ANYONE, to accept a battle request on the 3DS Pokemon games. It takes me at least 20mins to find someone who is willing to battle :(
Do you mean through stuff like the PSS and Festival Plaza? Because I kept getting requests, but they got annoying because they'd always happen when I was in the middle of doing something else, I didn't always have a team on hand, and it was always full team single battles with all Restricted Pokémon allowed.
 

Luthor

Well-Known Member
When you play an old game but have things that you forget were true at the time. Probably the most annoying is Gengar as in early games its weak to Ground, after abilities it is immune to ground and then from Gen 7 it is again weak to ground.
 

Orphalesion

Well-Known Member
That Alcremie's various "forms" are purely cosmetical. I think it would have been more fun if they each had a different secondary type, maybe depending on the type of sweet you give it to hold before evolution:

Strawberry: Pure Fairy
Blueberry: Fairy/Water
Love Sweet: Fairy/Psychic
Star: Fairy/Electric
Clover: Fairy/Grass
Flower:Fairy/Fire
Ribbon: Fairy/Poison
 

Dragalge

Custom title: If specified, this will replace the
That Alcremie's various "forms" are purely cosmetical. I think it would have been more fun if they each had a different secondary type, maybe depending on the type of sweet you give it to hold before evolution:

Strawberry: Pure Fairy
Blueberry: Fairy/Water
Love Sweet: Fairy/Psychic
Star: Fairy/Electric
Clover: Fairy/Grass
Flower:Fairy/Fire
Ribbon: Fairy/Poison
I’m OK with the cosmetics but like don’t make so many of them. Vivillon was at least tolerable despite a couple patterns being stupidly hard to get.
 

Orphalesion

Well-Known Member
I’m OK with the cosmetics but like don’t make so many of them. Vivillon was at least tolerable despite a couple patterns being stupidly hard to get.
Honestly Vivillion annoyed me a lot more, since I don't like content that is specific to the user's real world location and you had to rely on trade to get other patterns. With Alcremie you at least can get the one you want in your own game.
 
Really curious that after all that hyped reveal they are pretty much radio-silent now. At this point I wouldn't doubt if it ends up having a stealth release lol
Or they are afraid it wont sell. Pokemon in the game department has marketing issues since late 2017 in my opinion. It is like a curse they cant get rid off. Dex fiasco, spoiling everything in SM due trailers, DLC's not having alot of new stuff.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
TRs. Specifically the ones like TBolt or Flamethrower which were previously just normal TMs. I'll never understood the point :/
GF were probably tired of players heavily relying on certain TMs and ignoring others and created TRs to make players create different battle strategies. And most of the TRs are moves that are either extremely powerful or affects stats more and also have some drastic drawbacks like stat drops for the user. Metronome I’m guessing is a TR because of how randomized the results can be.
 

Ophie

Salingerian Phony
I love how after three months Pokemon unite has still more dislikes than likes in all the videos. And pokemon is silent about it ever since.
That's not a gear-grinding thing though. Does grind my gears a bit that you've held the grudge for so long.

Really curious that after all that hyped reveal they are pretty much radio-silent now. At this point I wouldn't doubt if it ends up having a stealth release lol
It definitely won't. Pokémon Unite is laser-focused on the emergent Chinese audience, where MOBAs are a huge, huge thing. Its reputation doesn't matter anywhere else. That video was just to see if there'd be interest abroad. There have likely been more videos planned, if not released already, within China's borders without any outsiders to the country knowing.
 

Sceptile Leaf Blade

Nighttime Guardian
Toys being horribly overpriced. Seriously, almost €200 for a 15.5 cm Raichu plush... Like, if it were actually full-scale (70 cm), it would at least be a tad understandable, but this is less than a quarter of that size. It's already hard enough to find ones in Europe that are actually of decent quality (accurate colours, proportions, etc), why is there so much junk spoiling the market where they can't even get the colours of the plushies right? So many of the Alolan Raichu that are more brown than orange.
 
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Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
Toys being horribly overpriced. Seriously, almost €200 for a 15.5 cm Raichu plush... Like, if it were actually full-scale (70 cm), it would at least be a tad understandable, but this is less than a quarter of that size. It's already hard enough to find ones in Europe that are actually of decent quality (accurate colours, proportions, etc), why is there so much junk spoiling the market where they can't even get the colours of the plushies right? So many of the Alolan Raichu that are more brown than orange.
That Raichu is also missing a nose and it looks really freaky. It’s like Michael Jackson got sent to the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon universe and became an Alolan Raichu....
 

Sceptile Leaf Blade

Nighttime Guardian
That Raichu is also missing a nose and it looks really freaky. It’s like Michael Jackson got sent to the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon universe and became an Alolan Raichu....
I know right, and that Raichu is among the better Alolan Raichus on there, most of them are even worse. I can't find a good Alolan Raichu at all. Alolan Ninetales is a bit better fortunately, although looking on German Amazon means that half of them are labelled as Ninetales and half of them as Vulnona (Ninetales' German name) which is quite inconvenient, and also there you see terrible stuff (seriously, what is up with that scarf construction?)
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
Toys being horribly overpriced. Seriously, almost €200 for a 15.5 cm Raichu plush... Like, if it were actually full-scale (70 cm), it would at least be a tad understandable, but this is less than a quarter of that size. It's already hard enough to find ones in Europe that are actually of decent quality (accurate colours, proportions, etc), why is there so much junk spoiling the market where they can't even get the colours of the plushies right? So many of the Alolan Raichu that are more brown than orange.
I'm more pissed about there not being much articulated figures for the human characters. But then that's because it probably didn't sell enough so it annoys me not enough people support those releases lol
 

Zero1999

Well-Known Member
This is something recently and i'm not quite sure if anybody has seen it, but in the GTS of the 6th generation games, i've seen people offering Pokemon with no name and on the description advertising their instagram accounts or just plain nicknaming the Pokemon as their instagram account or Discord name which strikes as odd and annoying.
 
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