~Foxy loves oreo~
i got my hands on an extremespeed dratini! awesome!
They are unreliable, and yet, I'm beginning to think I either have the most cursed luck possible in this game, or the players I encounter are all originally from the battle maison. No joke: my last 10 or so rating battles have all been lost to something such as confusion killing me off for three turns in a row, a 10% burn chance hitting at the same time as a crit, etc. etc. A perfect example, not in ratings, but in a normal challenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDmRk0Zlv4k&feature=youtu.be
I mean no disrespect here, honestly, but it's supremely frustrating to have this sort of thing happen not only multiple times, but repeatedly, when you've invested hours of time breeding, training, etc. only to have the RNG throw your effort away.
Unreliable or not, you made a lot of bad plays during that battle.
Additionally, sunny day has always made moonlight heal for 3/4's of the users HP ever since gen 3. It seems like somepony really needs to hit the books.
But despite all this talk about how lame chance moves are, I think it's sort of nice to have a bit of unpredictable chaos thrown into the mesh of things. It does add in a certain precaution you have to keep in mind when battling. Perhaps that's just me, but sometimes, the tourney scene for pokemon becomes so bland and so cookie cutter that it becomes a case of "you'll fight one of these 12 combination of pokemon". At least that's what my random battles with trainers over the nets have turned into.
You get more satisfaction out of it. Besides, it's rare to battle people that hack for IVs and EVs. Your typical hacker likes powerful and shiny pokemon.The frustration never came from Pokemon like Wondertomb; the frustration comes from knowing that any sort of work you've put into your team is trivialized because literally everyone else is making their team in minutes. The majority is celebrating for this.
Uhh, you've played online, right? -Everyone- hacks for IVs and EVs. You know how many shiny HP Ice Rotom-Ws I've seen online last gen? :VYou get more satisfaction out of it. Besides, it's rare to battle people that hack for IVs and EVs. Your typical hacker likes powerful and shiny pokemon.
This is a real eye-opener for me, I never knew that so many people do this. What do they use to hack that stuff in, then?Uhh, you've played online, right? -Everyone- hacks for IVs and EVs.
There's a thing called Pokegen that was really popular in Gen 5.This is a real eye-opener for me, I never knew that so many people do this. What do they use to hack that stuff in, then?
EDIT- Nevermind, I just discovered the Action Replay is more sophisticated than I expected.
Well that sucks. So with this somebody could create any Pokemon they wanted within reason and it will still be counted as legitimate? I don't really delve into IVs, so one created with this would be better than mine.There's a thing called Pokegen that was really popular in Gen 5.
In which case they try to tighten the security on it to make it harder to slip hacks byThere are reports that non-legit (but not-obviously-illegal) Pokemon were able to be transported to Pokemon Bank. The immediate and predictable response is that the hack checks are not comprehensive enough.
There's also rumors that removing it from the eShop is not just because of overloading on the servers, but possibly to prepare a software update before it's made available again.