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    Default Pokémon Thread XVII: I get by with a little help from my Friend (Safari)

    Lend me your time and I'll post you a thread, and I'll try to fill your Safari...
    No, seriously. Check the 3DS Friend Codes below! Eye-catching snappy picture pending.

    Pokémon Thread XVII: I get by with a little help from my Friend (Safari)


    IMPORTANT: Remember to update your copy of X/Y to v1.1, as explained here.

    These are friend codes (May be out of date/incomplete: If they are, post your new codes now and I'll fix them). For your friends. If you're not on here? It means you're not friendly. Or that for whatever reason your codes didn't get put here. If you're not here, just mention it whenever you can. Additions in the thread will be added to the end of the respective list, and then will (if I remember) be re-alphabetized after a "reasonable time period." (Probably 1/week or 1-2/month, depending on how fast the thread goes)

    Friend codes, for the uninitiated, are how you connect with other players. The DS (and thus Gen IV & V games) uses a different Friend Code for each game you have, while the 3DS uses one Friend Code for the system.

    DS FRIEND CODES:
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    {table=head]Name|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum|HeartGold|SoulSilver|B lack|White|Black 2|White 2
    Aotrs|X|X|X|X|X|1549-4381-0381|X|X|X
    AtlanteanTroll|X|X|1505-6983-3009|X|1291-5054-9504|X|3911-6794-1526|X|X
    B-Man|X|X|X|X|5371-4488-1062|X|X|X|X
    breakdownjason|X|X|X|X|X|1291-9831-7735|X|X|X
    bue52|X|X|0088-3371-2579|0689-7808-4229|X|X|X|X|X
    CoffeeIncluded|X|X|X|X|X|X|0389-8063-2889|X|X
    Crimson Angel|X|X|X|X|X|2494-4300-9144|X|X|X
    Derjuin|X|X|X|X|X|4470-1730-8020|X|X|X
    Deth Muncher|X|X|1162-2087-3138|X|X|X|X|X|X
    Deuxhero|X|X|X|X|3481-6327-5325|X|4727-7229-9821|X|X
    Drascin|X|X|X|X|X|3525-1309-6530|X|X|X
    FantasyFoxMan|X|X|X|1677-9053-6018|X|X|1377-6516-2321|X|X
    Freako|X|X|1333-4517-6347|X|2966-0800-3851|X|X|X|X
    Geno9999|X|5328-7909-7435|X|X|1892-8459-0727|Owned|X|X|X
    goldfly|X|X|X|0174-5615-7997|X|4728-4502-3697|3009-8301-5885|3912-5708-8983|X
    Gulaghar|X|4471-1118-7762|X|X|2065-5870-1618|0820-3896-4898|X|0820-3896-9454|X
    Jimp|X|X|X|X|2407-7659-7056|X|X|X|X
    Kobold Bard|X|X|X|4168-8792-1683|X|X|X|X|X
    Legoshrimp|2923-1445-3340|X|X|X|1849-3954-2553|X|X|X|X
    Linkavitch|X|X|X|5027-8564-5267|X|X|X|X|X
    Lizard Lord|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|0992-0748-7847|X
    Mando Knight|Owned|Owned|X|1806-4645-4773|X|X|1850-1765-8454|4513-8367-5916|X
    Mattarias, King.|X|X|X|3524-4231-3529|X|X|4770-6741-0740|X|X
    Mindfreak|X|X|X|X|X|Owned|X|4943-3506-7435|X
    OracleofWuffing|X|X|X|X|X|4684-8355-8999|X|X|X
    oxybe|X|X|X|4684-4678-9165|X|X|1162-9092-9501|X|X
    PhantomFox|X|X|4213-3737-8347|X|X|X|X|X|X
    Qwertystop|X|X|2450-2269-2301|4770-4806-9656|X|X|X|X|X
    Rising Phoenix|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|4084-3527-0188|X
    Ryzouken|X|X|3782-2115-8275|X|X|4512-9802-0628|X|X|X
    ShinyRocks|X|X|X|X|X|2064-8383-8632|X|X|X
    SparkMandriller|2277-4598-3685|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X
    Terry576|0174-5674-2515|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X
    tgva8889|X|X|3438-0598-0009|X|3052-0635-4414|X|3353-3706-1386|X|X
    The-Mage-King|5369-7209-0920|X|X|X|X|X|4169-5014-1806|X|X
    Thormag|X|X|2065-8881-0711|X|X|1764-5885-4832|X|X|5115-3060-5236
    Togath|X|X|1894-0753-2924|X|X|X|1679-3304-3870|X|X
    Turalisj|X|X|X|X|X|4684-8033-0061|X|X|X
    [/table]

    3DS Friend codes:
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    You can only have 100 Friend Codes registered at a time.

    To use the Friend Safari, you need to have defeated the Elite Four, and both you and your friend must have added each other. For more details, see here.
    {table=head]GitP Name|Code|Character Name|3DS (Mii) Name|Safari Type|Pokémon 1|Pokémon 2|Pokémon 3
    Aotrs|5172-0494-3728||Bleakbane|Normal|Lillipup|Kecleon|
    Arcran|2294-3882-2896||Arcran|Water|Octillery|Wartortle|Azumarill
    AstralFire (Full)|0834-1672-7022|Adorabelle|Cinder|Bug|Ledyba|Volbeat|Venomoth
    Atlantean Troll|4055-3788-4115||Fresca|Normal|Lillipup|Loudred|
    boj0|1693-1768-6943|boj0|boj0|Fairy|Swirlix|Togepi|Floette
    Burley|1547-6257-5822||||||
    Burnerpower|0645-6906-6047|Chase|Burner|Fire|Pansear|Pyroar|Braixen
    Cynan Machae|2964-9109-7883||Cynan|Pancham|Hariyama|Mienfoo|Pancham
    D Man 7733|0104-0178-9108||Dennis|Psychic|Duosion|Espurr|Munna
    Dark Tira|4012-4193-6629|Flair|Dark Tira|Grass|Ivysaur|Sunkern|Quilladin
    Derjuin|2063-0607-0374|Gwen| |Flying|Tropius|Doduo|Tranquill
    Diego Havoc|5343-7951-5809|Diana|Diego|Ghost|Lampent|Phantump|Spiritomb
    Dihan|3909-7507-9532|Cai|Bryn|Fairy|Kirlia|Mawile|Floette
    Drakenkin|1220-6369-1867||RC|Steel|Forretress|Magneton|Klefki
    Elhann|4656-7012-2957|Afo|Afo|Normal|Lillipup|Loudred|Ditto
    Emperor Ing|1134-7922-2243|Rand|EmpI|Ground|Phanpy|Dugtrio|Palpitoad
    FallenGeek|2938-7158-7152||UberGeek|Fairy|Dedenne|Mawile|Floette
    Foolish Teeth|2965-0036-6655|Jerome|80s|Flying|Farfetch'd|Woobat|Rufflet
    Gengy|1762-3248-0955|Genaur|(Redacted)|Dark|Pawniard|Crawdaunt|Lie pard
    geonova|3625-8744-4346|Geo|Geo|Water|Wartortle|Panpour|Poliwhirl
    Gift Jeraff|0662-3715-4355||Venkman|Fighting|Mankey|Throh|Hariyama
    Goldfly|1203-9717-6298|Gold|Gold|Electric|Pikachu|Electrode|Luxio
    Gulaghar|4012-3882-1934|Nadia|Ghar|Fairy|Dedenne|Mawile|Floette
    Harnel|5472-7302-7698|Halae|Halae|Water|Krabby|Gyarados|Frogadier
    Infernally Clay|1891-1230-7244|Alice|Winny|Psychic|Sigilyph|Grumpig|Duosion
    Keris (Full)|2423-2600-9179|Tarn|Tarn|Water|Bibarel|Floatzel|Frogadier
    Kurgan|1478-3987-4689|Kurhanik|Kurgan|Steel|Magneton|Forretress|Kle fki
    Lawless III|5129-1568-6363|Gorgeous|Andrew|Flying|Farfetch'd|Woobat|Flet chinder
    Lord Fullbladder|5343-8973-8240||SheG|Normal|Aipom|Minccino|Ditto
    Mattarias, King|5343-8171-8375|Mattarias|Mattarias|Water|Bibarel|Floatzel|Fr ogadier
    MeatShield#236|1950-7553-3565|Thomas|Meatshield|Bug|Combee|Beautifly|
    Mercenary Pen|4227-2044-9144||MercenPen|Flying|Pidgey|Tranquill|Hawlucha
    Mtg_player_zach|1590-5500-0148|Zach|Zach|Electric|Pikachu|Dedenne|Luxio
    noparlpf|0705-3326-2027|Jude|Jude|Flying|Spearow|Woobat|Rufflet
    Oracle of Wuffing|2234-7142-0224||T-Dawg|Dragon|Dragonair|Gabite|Sligoo
    Othesmo|0533-5350-5769||Gaius|Electric|Emolga|Electabuzz|Manectric
    Partof1|4313-0044-7312|Magnus|Tom|Bug|Ledyba|Beautifly|Vivillon
    Perkinz|1993-7396-5551||Armads|Fighting|Pancham|Mienfoo|Riolu
    Prophet Ripley|3437-3875-9174|Artemis|Carebear|Water|Bibarel|Gyarados|
    Psychotic|2836-0282-0242|Jimmy|Jimmy|Steel|Forretress|Mawile|Klefki
    Qwertystop|1805-2284-9978||Qwerty|Dark|Mightyena|Crawdaunt|
    Rezkeshdadesh|0104-0343-1530|Gaston|Rezzy|Psychic|Espurr|Grumpig|Girafarig
    Rising Phoenix|2492-5555-9928|Mortimer|Dimi|Psychic|Sigilyph|Abra|Xatu
    Ryuho Tsugu|3823-9797-6825|Periphas|εχθρός|Fire|Growlithe|Charmeleon|Fle tchinder
    SaintRidley|1650-2179-8114|AElfgif/Dońa Ximena|Colbert Jr|Ice|Beartic|Snover|
    Sajiri|0748-2783-1667|Lily|Sajiri|Psychic|Abra|Espurr|Xatu
    Seerow|4184-2537-0787||Jack|Psychic|Grumpig|Gothorita|Sigilyph
    ShinyRocks|2294-4502-1203||Joelio|Ice|Snover|Beartic|
    SKarious|2449-5207-9736||Shai|Poison|Kakuna|Ariados|Drapion
    spectralphoenix|1864-9713-0312| |Alex|Normal|Teddiursa|Minccino|Smeargle
    Talvereaux|2406-5576-5996| | |Poison|Seviper|Ariados|Toxicroak
    TamerBill|4828-4410-2451|Bex|||| |
    Terazul|3411-1167-8365|Pen|Pen|Water|Frogadier|Wartortle|Bibarel
    ThelazyMage|2938-7262-8516|Eric|Eric|Dark|Nuzleaf|Sandile|Absol
    ThePhantom|2680-8881-4704| | | | | |
    Thormag|0619-3578-2378||Thormag|Grass|Oddish|Petilil|Quilladin
    Togath|1650-2364-0504|Merry|Ken|Flying|Pidgey|Tranquill|
    Tono|1478-3812-1377||Tono|Bug|Butterfree|Heracross|Masquerain
    truenekomancer|0619-4369-0275||TSK|Bug|Butterfree|Illumise|
    Tylorious|3668-7804-7430|Tylor|Tylor|Fire|Charmeleon|Magmar|Braixen
    urbanwolf|4425-1730-5201||King|Fighting|Pancham|Mankey|Tyrogue
    userpay|2036-6900-9795||userpay|Fairy|Togepi|Spritzee|
    Winterfate|1246-9091-8502| |Winterfate|Ice|Snorunt|Bergmite|Cloyster
    Yuki Akuma|1633-4400-9136|Yuki|Will|Ghost|Shuppet|Phantump|
    ZamielVanWeber|3067-5161-6274| |Zamiel|Electric|Electabuzz|Pachirisu|Galvantula
    ZeltArruin|3840-5756-8123||ZeltArruin|Rock|Corsola|Dwebble|Rhydon
    bluewind95|0473-9066-8078|Raziel
    Happy Gravity|2208-5735-4223|Eileen
    Freudianship|0791-1490-0816|||Ice
    ChaosArchon|4742-5730-4052
    Ping Pong Along|4914-4022-6171|Pierre||Psychic|Wobbuffet|Gothorita|Abra
    Peelee|5370-1262-5440|Peelee|Peelee|Flying|Pidgey|Tranquill|Rufflet
    Peelee's Wife|4339-2708-2563|Sephrenea|Sephrenea|Ice|Delibird|Sneasel|Lapr as
    The Succubus|4613-7683-1174||Doc
    TheGeckoKing|4098-2424-2486|Martin[/table]


    Related to the friend codes is the IRC. Use this channel when you want to trade with other people.

    irc.quakenet.org/#pkmtrade


    Looking for an impossible Pokémon? Can't or won't spend hours hunting for one with perfect stats, but want one anyway? These guys can help! ...In Gen V. (But not XY... yet, at least)
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    The Last Thread: The Mega Thread

    Helpful Links/Hints For Adventuring Ten Year Olds

    Bulbapedia
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    Serebii
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    Pokémon Online (for battles over the internets when you don't want to bother training things by hand)

    Spoiler: Breeding For Dummies
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    So, you're tired of navigating a Pokemon thread where everyone uses fancy words and stuff? Well no worries! Here's a guide on... BREEDING FOR DUMMIES!

    One of the first things to remember in breeding is that there are Natures that help and ones that hinder. For instance, a Special Attacker such as Mewtwo would be hindered by an Adamant nature, but helped in his stat growth by a Modest nature. To improve your chances for getting a particular Nature in a child Pokémon, use at least one parent with the Nature you want, and give it the Everstone. In Gen IV, the Everstone doesn't guarantee the inherited Nature, though it does in Gen V and VI.

    Brilliant Spreadsheet for Growth.

    Some IVs (don't know what an IV is? Check the next spoiler box!) are randomly inherited from the parents. You can lock in a maximum of one IV by giving a parent the corresponding Power training item (Power Bracer for Attack, Power Lens for Special Attack, and so forth), or (starting with XY) randomly inherit 5 (instead of the normal 3) by holding the Destiny Knot. Use Flat Battles to determine the IVs of a hatched Pokémon, or if you only care about the highest IV and the sum of all of its IVs, you can take it to a guy who's in the lobby of either the Battle Tower or the Battle Subway in the DS games, depending on the generation, and in the Kiloude City Pokémon Center in XY. You're looking for them to judge it Relatively Superior overall and Can't Be Better in its best stat. The XY judge will also tell you about any really bad IVs the Pokémon has.

    The third main thing with breeding is Egg Moves. Egg moves are moves the parent has, and passes down to a child. For instance, in my breeding of Chimchar, the egg moves are Grass Knot and Swords Dance, which are passed down to the child who gets said moves from the start. In order to pass on most Egg Moves, the father must know the move (Genderless Pokémon never learn Egg Moves). These include all of the moves that are listed as the child Pokémon's Egg Moves in a move list chart, as well as any compatible TMs or HMs. You can also pass on moves that the child would learn by level-up that aren't in those two lists--for these, both parents must know the move. In XY, some moves can be inherited from the mother...

    The fourth and final thing to keep in mind are Hidden Abilities. Starting in Generation V, most Pokémon were assigned an additional ability that they could only get if you caught them under certain circumstances (the special Darmanitan in Desert Resort, or Pokémon found in hidden grottoes, the Dream World, or some in Friend Safaris). Some Hidden Abilities are highly sought-after, like Dragonite's Multiscale. If the mother has the Hidden Ability, the children will inherit it. The father can occasionally pass down the Hidden Ability if bred with a Ditto.


    Dr. Strangemon or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Min-Max

    Spoiler: Or, a Primer On How Stats Work
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    Don't feel the need to bother with this stuff unless you're playing against humans or at one of those "Battle Whatever" places. You shouldn't need it for most of the game, and it can be kind of a pain.

    First, the equations. These are how the game calculates the Pokémon's final stats.
    HP = (IV + 2*Base + EV/4) * Level/100 + 10
    Others = ((IV + 2*Base + EV/4) * Level/100 + 5) * Nature
    So, at level 100, 1 IV or 4 EV raises a Pokémon's stat by 1 while a 1 point difference in Base stat is worth 2.

    Nature
    Most natures raise one stat and lower another, while some don't change any stats. A raised stat has a multiplier of 1.1 (or +10%), a lowered stat has a multiplier of 0.9 (or -10%), and a neutral stat has a multiplier of 1.0.

    Base Stats (Base)
    With a new generation just out, there's a lot of talk about finding out about a Pokémon's base stats. What are these, some of you ask? Well, they're modifiers to stats that a Pokémon gains just by being that kind of Pokémon. A (normal) Tyranitar has a base Attack of 135, a Mewtwo has 154 base Special Attack, and so on. When a Pokémon's stats change as it Mega Evolves or changes Form, it does so by changing the set of base stats it looks at. Otherwise, these base stats can't be changed (hence the "base"). At level 100, a Pokémon gets twice its Base stat to its final stats.

    Individual Values (IV)
    In addition to base stats, every Pokémon gets a bonus of 0-31 points applied to each stat. So a level 100 Tyranitar could have an attack stat of 273, or it could have a attack of 304. That bonus is the IV.
    A Pokémon has its IVs generated the moment you meet it, or accept its egg, and there's no way to change them. You're stuck with what you've got. However, you can influence them a little, if you're willing to breed. Bred Pokémon don't randomly generate all their IVs, they inherit up to 3 from their parents. In XY, giving a parent the Destiny Knot causes them to inherit five random IVs instead. There's a few other ways of influencing IVs in bred Pokémon, which are explained in the breeding section.
    In addition, in XY, some Pokémon are guaranteed to have some "perfect" (31) IVs. Pokémon found in the Friend Safari will have two random perfect IVs, while Pokémon that can't breed will have 3.

    Effort Values (EV)
    Every time you win a fight, your Pokémon get experience, but that's not all they get. Every Pokémon also gives out effort points. For every 4 effort points in a particular stat, your Pokémon gains 1 point in it. So if that Tyranitar from earlier with 304 attack had 4 attack EVs, his actual attack would be 305. If he had 252 attack EVs, it'd be 367. Sounds handy, but there are limits. You can't have more than 255 points in a single stat, and you can't have more than 510 EVs in total.

    You'll see a lot of Pokémon with 252 attack/special attack EVs, 252 speed, and 4 HP, but there are a lot of ways to configure them. Defensive Pokémon will obviously focus on different things, Pokémon which use both physical and special attacks will need to split EVs between them or possibly sacrifice speed, and so on.

    It's a tremendous pain to work out what EVs your Pokémon has (if you weren't keeping track, anyway), so you'll likely want to start with a Pokémon that you freshly hatched and work from there, though you don't have to. There are 6 berries that reduce EVs in a single stat each, so you can use those to reset your Pokémon and start from scratch. After that, just keep a careful record of what you fight, and only take down Pokémon that you know give you the EVs you want.

    EV training takes a while, but there are a few ways you can speed it up. The first is an astonishingly rare status condition called Pokérus. Any Pokémon with Pokérus gets double EVs from fights, and will spread the Pokérus to any Pokémon in your party for the first 72 hours after it catches it. After those 72 hours it stops being contagious, but still gets double EVs. Pokérus has something like 1/20000 chance to appear on wild Pokemon, but with the magic of the internet I'm sure you can obtain it.

    The second way to speed up EV training is through Power Items. If a Pokémon is holding the right item, they get bonus EVs from every fight. For example, a Pokémon holding a Power Lens will get 4 special attack EVs. A Pokémon holding a Power Anklet will get 4 speed EVs. A Pokémon holding a Macho Brace will just get double the EVs of whatever they're fighting. These bonuses are doubled if you have Pokérus.

    The third way to speed up EVs is through vitamins. Each vitamin given to a Pokémon gives them +10 EVs in a certain stat, up to a limit of 100. 1 protein gives 10 attack EVs, 10 give 100. These unfortunately aren't doubled by Pokérus or items, so you'll have to pay for the full amount. Luckily money is easy to come by in these games.

    Just as an example, I'll show how I EV'd my Gengar.
    First, I gave him 10 calcium, and 10 carbos, so 100 special attack and 100 speed already.
    After that, I gave him Pokérus and a lucky egg, got him to meet a Floatzel (2 speed EVs, doubled to 4 because of Pokérus), and then sent out my Weezing to explode on it so Gengar could get all the experience, for a higher level and 100 special attack, 104 speed.
    After that, I gave him a Power Lens, flew over to the Old Chateau, and killed 15 Gastly (1 special attack from Gastly, 4 from the lens, doubled to 10 from Pokérus) for 150 special attack EVs, bringing my total to 250 special attack, 104 speed.
    After that I equipped a power anklet and killed one more Gastly (1 special attack from Gastly, 4 speed from the anklet, doubled to 2 and 8 from Pokérus), meaning Gengar had 252 attack, and 112 speed.
    Leaving the anklet equipped, I flew to Route 201, and killed 14 Starly (1 speed from Starly, 4 from the anklet, meaning 10 speed per starly thanks to Pokérus), for a total of 252 attack, 252 speed.
    All that was left after that was to kill a Bidoof with a Power Weight (1 HP from Bidoof, 4 from the Weight, 10 thanks to Pokerus, although I only gained 6 points because I hit the EV cap), leaving my Gengar with 252 special attack EVs, 252 Speed, and 4 HP, just how I wanted him.
    Roughly an hour's work, and one Pokemon down.

    In XY, there's an additional method of EV training, which doesn't involve beating up wild Pokémon, but you instead play minigames (called Super Training) with the Pokémon. This lets you choose which stat you'll train, and awards you 4 EVs per difficulty level (so +4 for level 1, +12 for level 3). In addition, you may gain special training bags that can make further Super Training easier, reset your EVs entirely, or other effects. The training system also displays your earned EVs graphically (but not numerically), making it somewhat easier to keep track of a Pokémon's EVs.

    tl;dr: The simplified version of EVs/IVs - EVs are gained by fighting other Pokémon. They vary by the Pokémon defeated. They increase your stats for every 4 gained. IVs are inherent to a Pokémon. They increase stats for every point possessed, and range from 0 to 31. EVs have to be manually tracked or else removed entirely with certain berries. IVs can be checked by knowing the EVs of a Pokémon and then plugging its stats into an IV calculator. The higher the Pokémon's level, the more accurate; level 100 wifi battles provide maximum accuracy.

    Now, you might ask, "Mando Knight, how do you get those accented e's?" On a PC, change your keyboard layout to US-International, and press 'e. For some versions of Windows, if you don't want the US-International keyboard on all the time, you can also have it switch between different registered keyboards with a press of Ctrl+Shift. You can also copy-paste them from someone else's posts. Or the thread title.
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    Finished my first competitive team of Generation VI! Far from my best work, but I had fun.

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    I've never been too big in the competitive battling scene, but am interesting in trying to breed out the best pokemon I could (last gen it was an espeon), so I was wondering, how much of a big deal are IV's competitive-wise? Do you need max IV's in every stat or just a few of the key stats for that 'mon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_Man_7733 View Post
    I've never been too big in the competitive battling scene, but am interesting in trying to breed out the best pokemon I could (last gen it was an espeon), so I was wondering, how much of a big deal are IV's competitive-wise? Do you need max IV's in every stat or just a few of the key stats for that 'mon?
    Technically just the key stats. It is, however, a lot easier to get them in all the areas this gen, so ... Take what you will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlanteanTroll View Post
    Technically just the key stats. It is, however, a lot easier to get them in all the areas this gen, so ... Take what you will.
    Thanks, I guess I'll try for my ultimate Eevee then (Return, silk scarf, adaptability, all IV's max, EV trained for Attack & [still thinking about second stat])
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    Thanks, I guess I'll try for my ultimate Eevee then (Return, silk scarf, adaptability, all IV's max, EV trained for Attack & [still thinking about second stat])
    I recommend you go for one of it's evolutions, and not Eevee itself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlanteanTroll View Post
    I recommend you go for one of it's evolutions, and not Eevee itself...
    NEVER! The un-Eeveelution shall RULE! (that and Eevee is my favourite pokemon, so I'm going to make it as viable as possible to actually use to fight people)
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    So now I have Protean Frogadiers to go with my Magician Braixens and Magic Guard Abras... At this rate I'll be getting more Hidden Ability Pokémon than standard ones.
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    So, it was fun, fun, fun, 'til your daddy took the Zapdos away?
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    Whoever had the idea for Super Training should be thrown many bones, and maybe a raise or three. It's so much more fun than traditional EV training (in my opinion, of course). Now, I only dread XP training...

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    Speaking of XP training, who here has any good suggestions for XP training spots? I really don't like to think that Victory Road has the highest level wilds.
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    I've only added a few friends so far, but could the following do me a favor and add me as soon as they can:

    Elhann, Lord Fullbladder, Sajiri, Userpay, and boj0

    Your safaris have pokés I want D:

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    Could Dark Tira add me please, I'd quite like access to Ivysaur and Quilladin.

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    Subbing.

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    Eh, suppose I'll throw down my friend code and such now, maybe my friend safari will be useful to someone. No clue whats in it yet.

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    @Derjuin: Added. I'm going to be connected in the next few minutes, so if you want access to my dittos, make sure to do the same so our games can synchronize. Unless those pokemon you want are lilipups or loudreds, which would surprise me :D

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    Also, currently breeding Larvestas :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elhann View Post
    @Derjuin: Added. I'm going to be connected in the next few minutes, so if you want access to my dittos, make sure to do the same so our games can synchronize. Unless those pokemon you want are lilipups or loudreds, which would surprise me :D

    Kurgan: Remember to add the codes of everyone else.

    Also, currently breeding Larvestas :D
    :O! Can you spare one? I dont really care abiout nature, IVs or anything else - I just want one to start my own chain. I uh...don't really have a lot to trade, unfortunately. I haven't been doing much Friend Safari-ing. :S

    Also, I'm connected now. Hopefully. My internet is not always the best...
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    Sure thing, I'll save you (And anyone who wants a larvesta) one female. The parents have good stats, and I hope Destiny knot works as I think it does :D so I guess it will be at least decent. No hidden ability, though
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    Sure thing, I'll save you (And anyone who wants a larvesta) one female. The parents have good stats, and I hope Destiny knot works as I think it does :D so I guess it will be at least decent. No hidden ability, though
    Thanks! Good stats are a bonus, but I plan on breeding it, so hopefully I'll be able to get one with them eventually anyway.

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    I'd be up for one, I guess it would just down to format and rules.
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    Oh, count me in for the tourney :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Ing View Post
    Speaking of XP training, who here has any good suggestions for XP training spots? I really don't like to think that Victory Road has the highest level wilds.
    I believe general consensus is Restaurant Le Wow, sounds like people were doing Double Battles last thread, but I prefer Rotation Battles given the option. Don't forget your O-Powers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OracleofWuffing View Post
    I believe general consensus is Restaurant Le Wow, sounds like people were doing Double Battles last thread, but I prefer Rotation Battles given the option. Don't forget your O-Powers.
    Rotation battles are fun, the problem I ran into with them is the much higher turn count for a perfect run, so I'd have to do a lot more stalling to get the same amount of money back. Double battles just went much faster/easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seerow View Post
    Apparently all 3 of them show up there. I doubt it's required for completion because that would be just mean, requiring you to trade in legendaries from two other games to count as pokedex complete.

    Anyway, I just finished catching my last pokemon line for Coastal. So now it's a matter of evolving/breeding all of the ones I have. Biggest pita is certain to be eevee (which I'll need to go catch a half dozen more of).
    Well, I got Yveltal's data by swapping Xerneas back and forth with a friend. But that's in the main 150, so it makes more sense. I'm hoping we don't run into any problems when we finish up the main Coastal dex.
    Probably faster to just breed the Eevees.

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    After... what, seven-and-a-half hours of searching, I finally got a Mild. With 30 SpA and 20-29 speed. Hit points are average to poor, and the other three are horrible (single digits horrible).

    But I'm going to take it. Since SpA and Speed were most important, and a poor IV neutral attack is not much worse than a good IV negative attack. If it hadn't taken so long to get even this, I might not have settled, but frack it. It's one of maybe two candiates I've seen all day.
    Well, you can always breed in hopes of better other IVs.

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    Training up a team for the Elite 4 now, mostly to give myself a chance to work with a team that's a bit lower level than the ones I ran through on (already close to 70, so getting a team that'll be high 50s when I emerge through Victory Road seemed like a good idea. Also, my main team was easily ripped apart by anything with electric attacks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_Man_7733 View Post
    NEVER! The un-Eeveelution shall RULE! (that and Eevee is my favourite pokemon, so I'm going to make it as viable as possible to actually use to fight people)
    Definitely use Eviolite, then. You're still not going to get all that far with an unevolved Pokémon. Umbreon and Jolteon are the best (in my opinion, and I see Umbreon on competitive online a lot), Espeon's not bad (but I hate it for personal reasons), no idea how Sylveon stand up yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Ing View Post
    Speaking of XP training, who here has any good suggestions for XP training spots? I really don't like to think that Victory Road has the highest level wilds.
    I've just been going west of Snowbelle and riding in circles in the red flower patch on my bike. Victory Road does have the highest-level wild Pokémon, I think. Otherwise, Restaurant Le Wow is your best bet. Exp O-Power helps, so use that as much as you can. If you do Rotation Battles, you only need one high-level Pokémon; just never rotate, so your weak babies never come out for damage.
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