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Things that grind your gears!

Ophie

Salingerian Phony
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.
They're doing something similar now among hackers who distribute their generated Pokémon and sell them for a living who nickname them all as a URL or social media name. They're using it as a platform for advertising their services.
 

Zero1999

Well-Known Member
They're doing something similar now among hackers who distribute their generated Pokémon and sell them for a living who nickname them all as a URL or social media name. They're using it as a platform for advertising their services.
It's so weird, i tried searching if someone recently came across at this, not just in the 6th gen GTS but also in the 7th gen games but no results, I didn't expect this, if the GTS was bad with their ridiculous trades this is just making the experience trading Pokemon online to worse, and to top of it, most of the Pokemon that are offered are from the same person advertising his/her social media platform
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
It's so weird, i tried searching if someone recently came across at this, not just in the 6th gen GTS but also in the 7th gen games but no results, I didn't expect this, if the GTS was bad with their ridiculous trades this is just making the experience trading Pokemon online to worse, and to top of it, most of the Pokemon that are offered are from the same person advertising his/her social media platform
Word. I've seen ones before that were a part of someone's stupid social media contest for a shiny Pokemon, and those were bad enough. The example you mentioned is that much worse.
 

Ophie

Salingerian Phony
Oh yeah, one thing that DOES annoy me a bit: When some people talk about competitive Pokémon battling, the official rules (double battles, pick 4 Pokémon during Team Preview) seems to be an afterthought. For instance, on TV Tropes, there is a bunch of mention of competitive battling under the assumption you expect full-team single battles, whereas that is a fanmade ruleset, without even so much of a thought as to the VGCs rules existing. You can see that in Pokémon of the Week on this very site too. There is very little talk even about double battling, aside from certain things being only practical in double battling as if it was a novelty format rather than the one every official competition uses. The most notable case is that there is much talk about entry hazards being a crucial thing in these battles, even though in the games themselves, there's little use of that even in single battles due to picking only 3 Pokémon to a team due to so little switching taking place. (This renders both Dracovish and Galarian Darmanitan frequently impractical; you can see it in how neither made the top 10 in even Ranked Singles.)

For the record, early single battle teams of mine for the official games had entry hazard users and Rapid Spin/Defog users, but I quickly found myself never putting them to much use and later replacing them with strategies that I'd find more use for.

Is this a case of vocal minority, silent majority?
 
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MrJechgo

Well-Known Member
Is it me... or is the notion of "primordial/primeval" getting out of whack? Arceus is the Creator God, the Tapus are Guardian Deities, the Ultra Beasts are Aliens and now Calyrex is a King that used to rule the Galar region. Anyone here that feels overwhelmed here? I think the series was way more believable when we had Mewtwo as a bio-engineered freak accident ^^;

On a sidenote, kinda hate that Glastrier doesn't know Glacial Lance and Spectrier doesn't know learn Astral Barrage, on their own. Yeah, it makes sense that Rider Calyrex can learn these, but not tha the mounts alone cannot. There's also the missed opportunity that Calyrex didn't get a special ability that would have worked like Steelworker (50% attack power for Steel), but for Grass.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
Pokémon Go events get even more ridiculous. The current research is time limited and requires 9 "nice" throws... IN A ROW. That's annoying. I like do researches my own pace, not having to rush. I don't feel like that'll make people want to keep on the game for longer.
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
Pokémon Go events get even more ridiculous. The current research is time limited and requires 9 "nice" throws... IN A ROW. That's annoying. I like do researches my own pace, not having to rush. I don't feel like that'll make people want to keep on the game for longer.
Dang that sucks. I hate when they do time limited events as well. And throws in a row.
 

Nodqfan

Well-Known Member
(I posted about this in the Unpopular Opinions Thread but I realized it didn't fit that thread and I deleted it and I will put it here instead)

While HGSS are fantastic games one thing that they lose points with me on is the level curve especially late in the game. It is absolutely terrible there is no reason why the level of Pokemon in the Ice Path is only in the low 20's when the Pokemon inside the Blackthorn City Gym rage from 35 to 41.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
Dang that sucks. I hate when they do time limited events as well. And throws in a row.
I end up managing to do it today but those things are still very annoying. And as I said I want to do thing my own pace. Things like that won't make me more prone to play the game as I can just let the events go like I've done with similar researches in the past.
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
Even when it does its often Rock throw. It has Psychic.
I've seen it use both attacks. It's just too bad that most of the time it just uses rock polish. /facepalm
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
And Pokémon Go now wants 3 nice curve balls in a row.

Screw those missions.
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
And Pokémon Go now wants 3 nice curve balls in a row.

Screw those missions.
*screams into the void - curveball missions suck!*

Agreed. They're a waste of Pokeballs.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
*screams into the void - curveball missions suck!*

Agreed. They're a waste of Pokeballs.
I looked at the site and it gets worse.

3 great curveballs in a row. THREE! And all for, what? Some Gengar Mega energy and a Gengar cosplaying as Banette? No thanks. Not a fan of Gengar anyway.

I'm terrified of the day they'll make this for Shinx. Or worse: they make one that require 3 excellent curvethrows in a row.
 

Requiem Aeternam

Dance like an eggplant!
The Swoobat in Dynamax Adventures. Whenever it turns up for me the AI ALWAYS pick it no matter what I’m facing or what they had before. If it’s there at the start it’s always still there at the end. All the AI ever does with it is spam Speed Swap or Simple Beam which do absolutely nothing to help and it just ends up getting KOd repeatedly. A lot of the Rental Pokémon are bad but the Swoobat is easily the worst.
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
I looked at the site and it gets worse.

3 great curveballs in a row. THREE! And all for, what? Some Gengar Mega energy and a Gengar cosplaying as Banette? No thanks. Not a fan of Gengar anyway.

I'm terrified of the day they'll make this for Shinx. Or worse: they make one that require 3 excellent curvethrows in a row.
Yikes! That's a hard pass from me too. Not worth wasting Pokeballs on that.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
Here's another mobile-game related.

Seeing the next event on Master is staring freaking Lisia really pisses me off. I wanted May in the game, not this idol garbage.
 
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