Pokémon Sword and Shield |OT2| King of The Pocket Monsters

ILikeFeet

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm watching the stream on my tv, which doesn't have twitch, where the audio is working

 

Quacktion

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Oct 27, 2017
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Looking for an expert opinion: when breeding for a shiny, should I just reload my save after a while of nothing, or release everything and save? Like I know there's no actual mechanic that increases the chances the more you breed, but there's that weird placebo of "maybe I'l get better odds" if I go through more failures versus reloading and starting from scratch at random, is there any credence to that or is it all in my head?
 

ILikeFeet

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Oct 25, 2017
30,025
Looking for an expert opinion: when breeding for a shiny, should I just reload my save after a while of nothing, or release everything and save? Like I know there's no actual mechanic that increases the chances the more you breed, but there's that weird placebo of "maybe I'l get better odds" if I go through more failures versus reloading and starting from scratch at random, is there any credence to that or is it all in my head?
It's all in your head.
 

Sheldon

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Oct 27, 2017
1,251
Ruhrgebiet, Germany
Online tournament day 2: Finally fought a Duraludon. Only took 27 games, althought a couple showed up in team preview earlier. Got back up to a semi-respectable win percentage.

Conclusions drawn so far: I want a pokemon with swift swim and rock STAB like Drednaw that doesn't suck like Drednaw. It would be a very good pokemon.
 

Busaiku

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ugh, they messed up the programming for the International Challenge.
It's supposed to be 15 a day, with 45 max.

But in game, it clearly says 45 a day (no max amount listed).
I wasn't supposed to be able to do my 45 in one say, but the game never prevented me from doing so, and since I thought that we would get 135 games total, I continued to play.
If I'd known it was 45 max, there was no way I would've played after my rating was so high. But since, the game led me to believe we would have another 90 games, I had to keep playing or else my rank would've gone down significantly. But I played the last 3 games, lost, and have no way to get myself back up.

I went from being number 1 to falling out of top 32.
Ugh.

How do they screw up an event so badly when CP was on the line.
 

Sheldon

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Oct 27, 2017
1,251
Ruhrgebiet, Germany
Yeah, I figured the description in game was probably meant to be 45 matches over three days. Only I blamed it on a mess-up in translation. Didn't know they got it wrong in all languages, which means someone likely forgot to flip the switch for the daily limit.
 

J-Wood

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Oct 25, 2017
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The strategy guide says you can view species strengths in the pokedex, but I don't see that info anywhere. Is that only something that unlocks when you beat the game?
 

RussBus

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May 1, 2018
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How do I transfer held items between games? I own Sword and rented Shield via the library. I have one revived fossil Pokemon and two Gloom holding Rusted Shield and the two Shield exclusive fossil parts, but apparently Home doesn't let the items through?

I'm nearly done with a living Galar dex and this is the last roadblock I have.
 

Sandfox

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Oct 25, 2017
17,171
How do I transfer held items between games? I own Sword and rented Shield via the library. I have one revived fossil Pokemon and two Gloom holding Rusted Shield and the two Shield exclusive fossil parts, but apparently Home doesn't let the items through?

I'm nearly done with a living Galar dex and this is the last roadblock I have.
You would have to do it through trade in the actual game. If you have NSO someone could help you out.
 

spidye

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Oct 28, 2017
668
Something really strange happened right now

someone was hosting a kyurem max raid.Unfortunately, a link code was set up.
How ist this even possible??
 

gardfish

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm curious, what are some good resources for VGC/Doubles moveset ideas/teambuilding? Smogon is decent, but a little too focused on 6v6 singles and their own tiered system.
 

Sandfox

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Oct 25, 2017
17,171
I'm curious, what are some good resources for VGC/Doubles moveset ideas/teambuilding? Smogon is decent, but a little too focused on 6v6 singles and their own tiered system.

There's also r/VGC and youtube channels like CybertronProductions and WolfeyVGC
 

Jeff Vader

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Oct 25, 2017
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It’s funny, when I first saw the shiny palettes of Lunala and Solgaleo on the 3DS they looked bad but now on the switch they’re a nice crimson I’m kinda kicking myself for not having picked em up at the time.
 

KillstealWolf

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Oct 27, 2017
6,841
Friendship ended with Ball Guy after he never gave me a Flame Orb.

At least I have one now from the Charmander Raids.
 

Jimnymebob

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Oct 26, 2017
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The strategy guide says you can view species strengths in the pokedex, but I don't see that info anywhere. Is that only something that unlocks when you beat the game?
Just because I'm not sure how familiar you are with the series:
Depending on the nature of your Pokémon, a stat might show up in red (higher than normal) or blue (lower than normal).

If you hit X (I think) on the page with your Pokémon stats, the chart will show the EVs in either dark yellow, or blue if they're maxed.

When you beat the game and do 6 fights in the post game tournament, you get the ability to check your IVs in the box, which will rate your Pokémon. Pokémon found in dens are guaranteed to have some max IVs (they're called Best).
 

spidye

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Oct 28, 2017
668
I think I am done with this game.
wasn‘t able to catch a shiny gigantamax grimmsnarl, lapras and copperajah in the span of 15 minutes

this shit just destroys your soul
 

AlexFlame116

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Nov 17, 2017
17,037
Utah
This sounds like pure nitpicking and has probably been mentioned already so I apologize, but one thing that really bothers me with the Galarian exclusive evolutions of Pokemon from other gens, is that their cries are basically either lowered pitched or with varying distortions of the same cry as their predecessor.

Take Galarian Yamask. When a Unovian Yamask evolves into Cofagrigus, it has a more unique cry:


But when the Galarian form of Yamask evolves into Runerigus, its cry is almost the same as Yamask's:

Same with Persian and Perrzerker. I don't know I guess I just wish they had completely new cries.
 

rc213

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hollyweird
Wooo someone was nice enough to trade me a Zacian via GTS. Pokemon Shield Pokedex complete, Now to organize all 400 and move them to Home for safe keeping. Might go back and organize my Let's Go Pokedex afterwards before the DLC drops.
 

Quacktion

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Oct 27, 2017
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Inteleon/Sobble on the top as he should be, all is well. Too bad Piers is below Hop tho, now thats an injustice.
 

KillstealWolf

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Oct 27, 2017
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Seeing Raihan ahead of the Unbeatable Leon makes me smile. Truly Raihan is the champion we deserved trying to teach players about competitive double battling and weather comps over using Charizard and getting lost.

How much longer does G-Max Toxtricity have by the way? Gonna be playing Mystery Dungeon this weekend but I said I would also get some extra G-Max Toxs for others.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,047
Florida
The Rain team they let you rent at the Battle Tower is pretty legit. Managed to bulldoze my way through doubles with relatively little issue. Thinking of holding onto all of my BP for the Expansions for when they inevitably bring back the move tutors.

Hop is an inferior Hau.


I mean, I guess I like that one time Hau talked about how much he likes Malasada.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What's a good few Poke-tubers? I understand there's a sub-section of them (competitive, Nuz-locke play-throughs, actual streamers, etc) but really don't know where to begin.

Mostly who to AVOID.
 

boybrushdRED

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Oct 26, 2017
468
Philippines
What's a good few Poke-tubers? I understand there's a sub-section of them (competitive, Nuz-locke play-throughs, actual streamers, etc) but really don't know where to begin.

Mostly who to AVOID.
Avoid Verlisify. He is known to be clickbaity, stealing content from others, and badmouthing those who he stole from.

I follow a few. Poketips and AustinJohn for general pokemon news, how-to's, and stuff.
For competitive, I follow WolfeyVGC and Moxie boosted
 

WPS

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Oct 25, 2017
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I remember hearing the name rater will rename traded pokémon if they have no nickname, and serebii says the same thing, but I can't get it to work - is there a limitation to it?

In other news,
 

Hanekawa

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Sep 22, 2019
130
So there's great ball guy now?! Imagine Master Ball Guy...


Also it'd be neat if they added Ball Guy as an optional trainer battle, they could use the various "mimic" pokemon.