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Last posted Jul 17, 2014 at 11:32AM EDT. Added Jul 08, 2012 at 08:44PM EDT
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Verbose wrote:

@Greninja

That’s pretty neat. I usually lead with a Carbink, because its defenses are usually high enough to get off Stealth Rock, I can Skill Swap if a pokemon relies too heavily on its ability (looking at you, Huge Power Azumarill), and to set up Light Screen. I can’t think of a time where it was knocked out by anything other than a Steel move on the first turn.

So if it’s an evolution (which seems to be the case if it has a different pokedex entry from Carbink, and I don’t think Mega Evolutions have their own entries) then I can make my usual lead even better (assuming its defenses stay the same.)
 
I do have to say that I’m not thrilled with the design though. I prefer Carbink’s.

Its not an evolution, its a similar deal as manaphy and phione. The 2 are connected but its not an evolution of the other, or so thats what the latest talk is.

More importantly, this means no Evolite Carbink, which is too bad because i can see Carbink with well over 1000 Def or SpDef with very little set up if it were the case

Feb 16, 2014 at 04:17AM EST
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I’ve got a trade ask for anybody out there who happens to have it :p
I’m making a team that consists of the most annoying sounding ‘mons, but I need hidden ability Kricketune or else KT is just complete dead weight (Technician KT: bugbite, aerial ace, return, Fell sting)
I’ve got a shiny Carnivine or Clawitzer/Perfect IV Zorua for it.
(I’ve also got an extra Jirachi if anyone has anything good for it.)

Feb 16, 2014 at 06:43PM EST
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Camperino wrote:

I’ve got a trade ask for anybody out there who happens to have it :p
I’m making a team that consists of the most annoying sounding ‘mons, but I need hidden ability Kricketune or else KT is just complete dead weight (Technician KT: bugbite, aerial ace, return, Fell sting)
I’ve got a shiny Carnivine or Clawitzer/Perfect IV Zorua for it.
(I’ve also got an extra Jirachi if anyone has anything good for it.)

I have a 5 IV Kricketot with its Hidden Ability that I’d be happy to trade you.

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Feb 17, 2014 at 07:09PM EST
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Flare Boost wrote:

I have a 5 IV Kricketot with its Hidden Ability that I’d be happy to trade you.

Okay c:

Feb 18, 2014 at 07:06AM EST
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Does anyone have a Perfect IV Rotom? It’s very difficult to breed one because it doesn’t have a gender.

Feb 18, 2014 at 01:54PM EST
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Greninja wrote:

Does anyone have a Perfect IV Rotom? It’s very difficult to breed one because it doesn’t have a gender.

I randomly got a japanese one recently with 5 31 ivs (the one 31 it doesn’t have being HP).

You interested?

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Feb 18, 2014 at 11:28PM EST
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Iamslow wrote:

I randomly got a japanese one recently with 5 31 ivs (the one 31 it doesn’t have being HP).

You interested?

Sure, I’ll be glad to take it. Also, does anyone know how to get a Rattled Magikarp or a Moxie Gyarados. If you have it on Friend Safari with a Gyarados, Add me.

Feb 19, 2014 at 07:43AM EST
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Greninja wrote:

Sure, I’ll be glad to take it. Also, does anyone know how to get a Rattled Magikarp or a Moxie Gyarados. If you have it on Friend Safari with a Gyarados, Add me.

I know its been a week, but I have a Moxie Gyarados. I can try to breed a Rattled Magikarp from it if you still need one.


In other news, its greentext story time.

>Brother derping around on GTS.
>Spots a shiny Scizor, level 1, English-name.
>Guy wants a Magikarp with perfect IVs for it.
>Brother gives the guy a random-ass Magikarp from one of his boxes for it, because he’s a prick.
>Shiny Scizor GET.
>Takes newly acquired Scizor to IV checker.
>Perfect IVs.
>whatisthisIdon’teven.jpg

And now he wants to give it to me. He says he wants to do something nice for me, since I’ve helped him out so much, and he knows Scizor is my favorite Pokemon.

My theory is that he’s bullshitting me. He just can’t handle the guilt of having stolen a shiny perfect-IV Scizor, and wants to be rid of its evil insect curse.

That Scizor isn’t green because its shiny. It’s green because its tainted.

In other other news, the GTS is a place of wonder. He also made off with a Regigigas. All the dude wanted was a level 50 Fennekin. Nothing special about it. No specific IVs, or ability. Just a level 50 Fennekin. He was happy to oblige.

Also got a Darkrai for a Pokemon holding a Power Bracer ._.

These people want the weirdest things.

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Feb 26, 2014 at 01:22PM EST
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So i caught a Zygarde with near perfect IVs, 31 in everything but defense i believe, but im not really sure i want to hang on to it. I might be able to work out a trade if somebody wants it.

Feb 26, 2014 at 03:33PM EST
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Hey… Everyone remember when I was trying to find a way to beat my brother?

I managed to get a good look at his current team (after leaving him with a copy of Y for a while)

He appears to have a Charizard, a Pyroar, an Aerodactyl, an Emolga, a Delphox, and a Blaziken.

So… I’ve so far set my team up with a Kabuto Kabutops, an Archen Archeops, a Greninja, Kyogre, Raikou, and Black Form Kyurem.

…It took a while, but the Kabuto’s Kabutops’ IVs are fairly high (probably 31 or so in four stats, but I can’t be bothered trying for a fifth.) I’ve taken the advice of setting up a couple of Pokemon with Stealth Rock.

Not sure what else would need doing, though I somehow expect at some point he’ll switch his party around to include Yveltal… Or to add Moltres if he can get his hands on it.

Well… Wish me luck.

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Feb 27, 2014 at 02:04AM EST
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Lunar Protege wrote:

Hey… Everyone remember when I was trying to find a way to beat my brother?

I managed to get a good look at his current team (after leaving him with a copy of Y for a while)

He appears to have a Charizard, a Pyroar, an Aerodactyl, an Emolga, a Delphox, and a Blaziken.

So… I’ve so far set my team up with a Kabuto Kabutops, an Archen Archeops, a Greninja, Kyogre, Raikou, and Black Form Kyurem.

…It took a while, but the Kabuto’s Kabutops’ IVs are fairly high (probably 31 or so in four stats, but I can’t be bothered trying for a fifth.) I’ve taken the advice of setting up a couple of Pokemon with Stealth Rock.

Not sure what else would need doing, though I somehow expect at some point he’ll switch his party around to include Yveltal… Or to add Moltres if he can get his hands on it.

Well… Wish me luck.

Thats a pretty frail team aside from Kyogre and Kyurem, but if you eliminate Emolga with Archeops Stone Edge (4x effective against electric/flying IIRC) then kyurem can wall the FUCK out of Charlizard, Delphox and Pyroar. The only real threat to Kyogre is Emolga’s STAB thunderbolt, but even then with a 100 base health and a 140 base SpeDf it can take a few hits, but Archeops and Kabutops have to be vary weary of Blazeken, which i assume is the speedboost event Blazeken. If it gets 2 turns on the field it will be able to out speed even Archeops in which case its incredible frailty will bring it down, and a STAB fighting type move will take out the similarly frail Kabutops.

I’d say your best bets for victory in this matchup is Greninja, with its high speed and type advantage, and Kyogre with its MASSIVE special bulk and attack. Seriously. MASSIVE. Keep either of them alive longer than Emolga and you should have this match up.

Just to make sure there is absolutely NO CHANCE you can lose i can lend you my perfect IV defensive GREAT WALL OF GIRATINA for a while to replace Kyurem. It will hard counter Blazeken, which is the only real threat to your team as is, and has a typing vs your brothers team and can effectively wall anything his team can throw at it with is HUUUUUUUUUUUGE 150 health.

Edit: Side note; If your brother does end up adding Moltress to his team, that is one more potential source of a powerful thunderbolt, which could potentially knock out greninja. Kyogre should be able to take it even without a ton of EVs in SpDef, but its still something to watch out for.

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Feb 27, 2014 at 03:49AM EST
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but if you eliminate Emolga with Archeops Stone Edge (4x effective against electric/flying IIRC)

Emolga, being Electric/Flying, is only 2x weak to Rock moves. Electric’s only weakness is to Ground moves. If you hit it with STAB or a decent amount of Attack though, I can’t imagine Emolga will hold up to Stone Edge.

As for Giratina, I beat one straight up with a Girafarig. True story. Last remaining Pokemon in a triple battle. Video to prove it. Owens can testify.

I’m just saying that IVs, tiers, and standard sets are important.

But you can win as long as you know enough. Lacking basic typing knowledge can get you beat by UU, RU, and NU Pokemon.

(e.g., knowing Emolga is only 2x weak to Rock, knowing Girafarig is immune to Shadow Ball.)

Feb 27, 2014 at 11:36AM EST
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Ladies and gentlemen, if I may direct your attention to the image gallery for Twitch Plays Pokemon, you will no doubt be impressed (and pleased) to know that images such as the following have been uploaded:

Mar 01, 2014 at 05:42AM EST
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norsehorse89 wrote:

Ladies and gentlemen, if I may direct your attention to the image gallery for Twitch Plays Pokemon, you will no doubt be impressed (and pleased) to know that images such as the following have been uploaded:

Beautiful

Mar 01, 2014 at 11:20AM EST
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From a Bulbanews article:
The Pokémon anime will be available on Netflix starting March 1.

Netflix members in all territories will be able to watch Pokémon: Black & White and Pokémon the Movie: Black--Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White--Victini and Zekrom. The first season, Pokémon: Indigo League, will also be available for Netflix members in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland."

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Mar 02, 2014 at 02:20AM EST
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Today is my birthday, and my brother gave me three shiny 5-6 IV Pokemon that he’s been collecting from Facebook for the past month as a present.

>MFW

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Mar 02, 2014 at 12:53PM EST
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If Nintendo decides to make Pokemon Snap 2.
It should star Viola.

Mar 05, 2014 at 05:16AM EST
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So after about four months of forgetting about sixth gen, I’ve finally gotten back into it. Mostly because of this little motherfucker:

My shiny charm on Black 2 is finally paying its dues; it didn’t even take a full box before I got a shiny Eevee, about half an hour after deciding to breed for one on a whim. I finally got around to starting up Pokemon Bank as well, so there’s that.

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Mar 05, 2014 at 10:45AM EST
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ExudesAffluence wrote:

So after about four months of forgetting about sixth gen, I’ve finally gotten back into it. Mostly because of this little motherfucker:

My shiny charm on Black 2 is finally paying its dues; it didn’t even take a full box before I got a shiny Eevee, about half an hour after deciding to breed for one on a whim. I finally got around to starting up Pokemon Bank as well, so there’s that.

It’s so blue.


I’d have to agree with Ann Hiro. Viola would be a perfect candidate for a new Pokemon Snap game.

Mar 05, 2014 at 01:20PM EST
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I was playing as Youngster Joey in Pokemon Showdown, and I was expecting to lose, but holy shit, I actually won a pretty intense game.

http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ou-96223803

Mar 08, 2014 at 12:55PM EST
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So, this happened to me the other day
>Caught a few Combees for mo’ Honey
>since Honey Gather works better at higher levels, I was using exp share as my Lanturn (one of my favorite Pokes) grinded in Victory Road
>everyone’s too weak, go to Pokemon League
>expecting to lose eventually, but it’d be worth the exp
>Lanturn wipes out Drasna with Dazzling Gleam
>Lanturn wipes out Siebold with Thundershock
>Lanturn wipes out Malva with Surf; fainted once, had to use Latias as sacrifice to revive Lanturn
>Lanturn wipes out Wikstrom with Confuse Ray + Surf/Thundershock
>all I have is a Lanturn, a Latias I’ve only used as tribute, and four Combees
>mfw I’m about to face Diantha
>her team is formidable, Lanturn faints once to Tyrantrum’s Earthquake
>Combee tribute to revive Lanturn
>eventually its just her Mega Gardevoir left; keeps spamming Moonblast
>I can’t even attack because I need to heal each turn
>somehow at one point, I got an opening; Confuse Rayed her ass
>praying to Arceus Gardevoir keeps hitting herself as I Surf her ass
>now, Gardevoir is low on health, but my Lanturn is in the red; if I heal now, I risk having the Gardevoir snap out of confusion; if I attack now, I risk losing
>I go in for the attack
>Gardvevoir snaps out of confusion
>It’s been a pleasure serving with you, men
>“Gardevoir uses Thundershock!”
>“Beacon’s Volt Absorb restored health!”
>“Beacon used Surf!”
>“Gardvoir fainted!”
>mfw

Edit: apparently I keep forgetting how to properly greentext in Texile eff me

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Mar 08, 2014 at 02:10PM EST
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Hey again all.

I don’t suppose anyone has a prankster sableye hanging around? I’d like to get one. We might be able to reach a deal.

Mar 09, 2014 at 12:53PM EDT
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Ann Hiro wrote:

If Nintendo decides to make Pokemon Snap 2.
It should star Viola.

Available for the Wii U and 3DS

Mar 09, 2014 at 12:54PM EDT
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But seriously, how did I never notice this?

Last edited Mar 09, 2014 at 05:38PM EDT
Mar 09, 2014 at 05:37PM EDT
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Okay, maybe it’s something that I’m missing a bit, but I can’t seem to make Deerling change form in Pokémon X. It’s stuck in Summer form though it’s March and that would make it Autumn in the game. I also tried going to a place with a different weather to see if that would work but it won’t. How does this work?

Mar 09, 2014 at 05:52PM EDT
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Adam DeLand wrote:

Okay, maybe it’s something that I’m missing a bit, but I can’t seem to make Deerling change form in Pokémon X. It’s stuck in Summer form though it’s March and that would make it Autumn in the game. I also tried going to a place with a different weather to see if that would work but it won’t. How does this work?

You can’t, it’s stuck at whatever form you received it (which is Summer form in X & Y).

Reason for this is that there is no variable weather in X & Y unlike Black & White. If you want the other seasons, you need to trade them over from a previous generation or just get them from someone else. Plenty are being offered on the GTS, but usually against OP shit.

I have spare winter versions in my PC box from an entire IV hatching, so you can have one of those if interested. For the other seasons you need to look for them yourself, sorry.

Mar 09, 2014 at 06:04PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

You can’t, it’s stuck at whatever form you received it (which is Summer form in X & Y).

Reason for this is that there is no variable weather in X & Y unlike Black & White. If you want the other seasons, you need to trade them over from a previous generation or just get them from someone else. Plenty are being offered on the GTS, but usually against OP shit.

I have spare winter versions in my PC box from an entire IV hatching, so you can have one of those if interested. For the other seasons you need to look for them yourself, sorry.

So does that mean that if you breed a female Deerling, it would be a different, or would it be the mothers season?

Mar 09, 2014 at 08:18PM EDT
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Lil B wrote:

So does that mean that if you breed a female Deerling, it would be a different, or would it be the mothers season?

Mother’s season.

As I said, I had spare Winter Deerlings in my PC box.

Kinda impossible if they hatched Summer…..

Mar 09, 2014 at 09:37PM EDT
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been playing pearl nuzlocke here is my team:

Golem (gts glitch is legal, right?)

Meganium (part of this nuzlocke was I traded my starter for a chikorita, but that was ages ago)

Alakazam (see Golem)

Crobat

Abomasnow

Golduck

Mar 11, 2014 at 09:03PM EDT
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Well we beat Crystal, moving on to Emerald in a few days. I wonder if they’ll go through all the gens? I mean I’m not sure how gen 6 would work (maybe just stick to d-pad controls) but I’d love to see them play Gen 4, my favourite gen (there’s my edgy unpopular opinion for ya).
Meanwhile, I’ve been playing Pokemon Link Battle (or Battle Trozei for you Muricans). It’s ok, nothing like the original. They should have kept it like the original though, the original was closer to bejeweled, while this, still following the connect 3 format, allows you to just pick up pokemon and move them. It’s hard to explain, but it’s kinda like doing a slider puzzle by taking the pieces out and just putting them back where they should be. It’s not bad though, it’s still a competent little puzzler And still better than Candy Crush I apologize for that last remark there are some things that just shouldn’t be brought up.

Mar 15, 2014 at 01:27PM EDT
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Apparently Japan has chosen Pikachu as their mascot to represent them in the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

(Too lazy to do the red text thing.)

http://www.screwattack.com/news/japans-world-cup-2014-official-mascot-ispikachu
http://www.buzzfeed.com/austinhunt/pikachu-is-the-official-mascot-for-japans-world-cup-soccer-t
http://www.sportsgrid.com/video-games/pikachu-chosen-to-represent-japan-at-the-2014-world-cup-what-will-your-national-teams-pokemon-be/#0
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/03/15/pikachu-named-mascot-of-the-2014-world-cup
http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/15/5512550/pikachu-is-japans-official-mascot-for-the-fifa-2014-world-cup-brazil

Official article by the Pokemon Company (Written in Japanese):
http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2014/02/140228_c01.html

Neat, isn’t it?

Mar 16, 2014 at 12:51AM EDT
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This is a little embarrassing, but can someone please trade me a Slurpuff? I used to have one, but I was tricked into giving it away, and it was kind of important and that was my only Whipped Dream. I can give anything, if you want.

Mar 17, 2014 at 04:22PM EDT
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This is a little embarrassing, but can someone please trade me a Slurpuff? I used to have one, but I was tricked into giving it away, and it was kind of important and that was my only Whipped Dream. I can give anything, if you want.

Mar 17, 2014 at 04:22PM EDT
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Normally I only breed for natures and abilities, but recently I attempted to IV breed a Helioptile which took the entire damn day and I never did end up with a 6-IV one. However, 5 perfect IVs in everything but attack is good enough for me, but I did end up with two dozen 4-IV Helioptiles and several 5-IV Helioptiles, if anyone wants to trade for them. Most are Modest, some are not, and about half have its hidden ability, Solar Power. I’ll take pretty much anything, but a good female Clauncher would be appreciated.

And also I feel the need to say this because I still can’t believe it: I CAUGHT TWO SHINIES IN TWO DAYS RANDOMLY. That’s pretty big for someone like me that never chains and only owns four other legit shinies. On Sunday I found a shiny Gulpin in a horde, and the next damn day I randomly find a shiny Liepard! I mean yeah, the shiny encounter rate was doubled in X and Y, but for like seven years in playing the games from Ruby to White I never once found a single shiny, and in two days I find two. It’s cray-cray man.

Mar 19, 2014 at 11:25AM EDT
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Guys… I just noticed something that seems like the kind of crack theory a site like this should hear once in a while.

Take a Look at Arceus…

Then take a look at the various forms of Kyurem, Zekrom and Reshiram…

The colors of the dragons, and the motifs of several elements… Most of which seem to be remaining while they are combining… Leads to making something that if projected further into a unified form would look… Well…

…If not the same, then at least similar.

So… I’m starting to wonder… Could Arceus and the three dragons be related? Like… maybe they come from the same world? As in whatever world came before the Pokemon Universe, since Arceus probably came from somewhere else.

There’s also a note to consider that its also possible to think of Plakia, Dialga and Giratina as similar analogues to Zekrom, Reshiram and Kyurem… Being similar divisions of a stronger Pokemon’s powers… Except for Arceus instead of the undiscovered pokemon.

Anyways… The connection is questionable, but something to think about.

Mar 21, 2014 at 04:27PM EDT
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Lunar Protege wrote:

Guys… I just noticed something that seems like the kind of crack theory a site like this should hear once in a while.

Take a Look at Arceus…

Then take a look at the various forms of Kyurem, Zekrom and Reshiram…

The colors of the dragons, and the motifs of several elements… Most of which seem to be remaining while they are combining… Leads to making something that if projected further into a unified form would look… Well…

…If not the same, then at least similar.

So… I’m starting to wonder… Could Arceus and the three dragons be related? Like… maybe they come from the same world? As in whatever world came before the Pokemon Universe, since Arceus probably came from somewhere else.

There’s also a note to consider that its also possible to think of Plakia, Dialga and Giratina as similar analogues to Zekrom, Reshiram and Kyurem… Being similar divisions of a stronger Pokemon’s powers… Except for Arceus instead of the undiscovered pokemon.

Anyways… The connection is questionable, but something to think about.

Your theory highly interests me, so allow me to engage in a long and winded analysis of the potential connections between Arceus and the Tao Trio.

First off, people may refute the possibility of them being one and the same due to the Tao Trio being dragonlike. This is a moot point when you consider the primary products of Arceus; Arceus directly created the Lake Trio, Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina--the latter three all being dragons that created space and time, and represent the three states of matter (Steel/Water/Ghost--Solid/Liquid/Gas). Some texts (I’m not joking around, I’m basing this on text directly from the Pokemon games) refer to Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina (which I’ll call “DPG” from now on) as being created by Arceus while others say they were created from Arceus. If the Dragon-types DPG were created from Arceus, the fact that Arceus isn’t a dragon visually doesn’t matter.

Though Black and White claimed Kyurem came from a meteor from space, Black 2 and White 2 refute this. Kyurem, Reshiram, and Zekrom were once one single entity. At some point the entity split into Reshiram and Zekrom because the entity was torn between which to pursue--truth (which became Reshiram), or ideals (which became Zekrom). Kyurem was a byproduct of this split, an empty husk waiting to be made whole again with Zekrom’s ideals or Reshiram’s truth.

You suggest that the Tao Trio and Arceus may “come from the same world.” This I highly doubt. Arceus was born in a mass of chaos and nothingness, and then began construction of the world as we know it; as of Gen VI, there is no Pokemon that could have been Arceus’ equal. If the Tao Trio does originate or was created by some unknown Pokemon, said Pokemon existed only because of Arceus.

You also suggest that the Tao Trio could have a creator as did DPG. As I mentioned earlier, the Tao Trio was once one entity. It is unlikely this entity had a creator or ruler, and was instead independent.

The theory to focus on here is the possibility that the Tao Trio’s fused entity is Arceus. This is the one up to debate. As for me, I would have to say no. I find it highly unlikely that the Original One of the Pokemon world would be caught up in such petty dilemmas over truth and ideals. The Tao Trio’s original form was so divided between the two that its split forms of Reshiram and Zekrom regularly waged war against each other. Again, I find it hard to believe that Arceus would wage war against himself in such a manner; I could understand Arceus wanting to know which one is more powerful or which one is “right,” but to do so in such a violent manner is ludicrous. Arceus directly created the Lake Trio, Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie, who gave humanity willpower, emotion, and knowledge, respectively.

The schism between truth and ideals were the cause of the entity’s separation into the Tao Trio. Are not Truth and Ideals man-made concepts forged by the very gifts Arceus gave them? What creator would be so torn by the products of its creation? That is my conclusion based on the information at hand.

TL;DR I respectfully disagree on every level, because if the Tao Trio did originate from Arceus than Arceus doesn’t deserve to be called a god. Also this is the closest thing to a research paper I’ve written in months damn son.

Mar 21, 2014 at 11:22PM EDT
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Deltamelon posted:

The theory to focus on here is the possibility that the Tao Trio’s fused entity is Arceus.

That was the conclusion I was implying without trying to state outright.

I respectfully disagree on every level, because if the Tao Trio did originate from Arceus than Arceus doesn’t deserve to be called a god. Also this is the closest thing to a research paper I’ve written in months damn son.

Well… In theory, Arceus isn’t necessarily a god. Especially not in a Christianity sense. In fact, it’s much more likely to call Arceus a powerful Demiurge. I.E. since he emerged spontaneously from the chaos and the world came into being as a side effect of that, its less “divine providence” and more just the fact his overwhelming power overflowed.

…After all, he only had just come into existence… there’s no way that he’d know what he was doing at that point.

I find it highly unlikely that the Original One of the Pokemon world would be caught up in such petty dilemmas over truth and ideals.

Imagine you’ve emerged from the chaos, watched the world form around you… You’re dazed and confused, so you set yourself upon solid ground and help out a developing species.

…You grow close to them… Help them develop… Empathize with them, learn from them…

…And just before you’re wise enough to think for yourself… You find yourself in the middle of a argument between two of your friends… Both of which you agree with, neither of which you want to leave… And yet they are asking you to pick a side.

I think a great and powerful being still trying to understand the world he accidentally created would be very prone to falling into these dilemmas.

You suggest that the Tao Trio and Arceus may “come from the same world.” This I highly doubt. Arceus was born in a mass of chaos and nothingness

It’s possible many beings can emerge from the chaos. It happens all the time. If Arceus can emerge from the Void, so can other great beings.

and then began construction of the world as we know it

Oh?

This is actually up for debate. The Pokedex isn’t known for its reliability after all, and more reliable sources such as the Sinnoh Library suggest that Arceus didn’t do any of the actual work beyond giving rise to the creation trio.

…As for whether Arceus’ creation of the beings of Time and Space was intentional or accidental is something we’ve only assumed from subtext… Which is often misleading as well.

…This all goes without saying that the lack of “1000 arms” makes the Pokedex questionable.

And do remember… Even if we ignore all this… It’s still possible that Arceus had the mind of a child while shaping the world. For something that powerful it would be no different that a child trying to understand the world by building something out of wooden blocks.


Anyways, an alternate hypothesis perhaps?

What if Arceus had a child? Much like how the game world’s explaination of Mewtwo was that Mew gave birth?

If a new being born of the same fiber as Arceus was born… On one hand, they’d look similar, and on the other, they’d also have the same capability of splitting itself into new legendary Pokemon as well.


It’s also worth noting that the symbolism of the Zekrom/Reshiram duologue does suggest that whatever they split off from also came from nothing as well, just as Arceus did. Since Taoist philosophy which Reshiram and Zekrom come from states that something did emerge from the Void.

…The story I once heard was similar to the whole “Arceus out of an egg” thing. With Yin and Yang being forces trapped inside the egg and escaping when it was broken, creating the world as we know it.

…Sound familiar?


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The point is… I was trying to suggest that the result when combined would at least be “similar” to Arceus anyways… And there are plenty of ways that can happen. All the ones that suggest a direct relationship I’ve already mentioned.

…That doesn’t mean there isn’t an indirect relationship through similarity. Much like how two unrelated creatures in real life can perform “Parallel Evolution” and wind up being similar, but technically unrelated.

It’s completely possible this is one of those times.

Last edited Mar 23, 2014 at 04:06PM EDT
Mar 23, 2014 at 04:01PM EDT
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Anyone got a foreign Ditto? I can’t find a fairly priced one on the GTS, and after three days of failed chaining for shinies i might as well try the Masuda method.

Mar 23, 2014 at 05:43PM EDT
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Has anyone else played Pokemon Battle Trozei?
I think it’s actually pretty fun. Even though it’s all pretty much the same, the levels are just varied enough to keep it interesting, and there’s a lot of secrets to unlock. It’s sort of mesmerizing.

Mar 23, 2014 at 10:52PM EDT
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bump Theory Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiime!

Haaaaa-llelujah

This theory is about Diancie and how it relates to Carbink. Or more specifically, how it can be technically the same pokemon as Carbink, but not a simple evolution that would make Diancie the cheapest, most spammable legendary since Manaphy. Because you know they’re going to limit it to people who can get it during the event, and after that, people who trade them around. But how will they keep that Carbink link apparent to everyone that gets one? They could just do what they did with Mew and Mewtwo, and say one came from the other but is technically a different species. But it’s been done already and so just wouldn’t be very exciting. Complaints of rehashing would ensue. Besides, the fact that one of them (Carbink) isn’t legendary this time kind of deserves that they do something different and creative. And that’s when I thought, what else is different this gen? Mega-evolution. Wait a minute, didn’t they say when describing mega-evolution that it would boost the base Pokemon’s stats to be on par with legendary Pokemon? And the next movie is supposed to heavily feature mega-evolution and have Diancie play a significant role. The final piece to complete the theory: mega-evolution is done with a held item, something they’ve been giving out during events for a long time. It just seems too good for them to pass up.

Of course, if something we already know destroys this theory, please dash my hopes now. I’d rather know way ahead of time.

Last edited Mar 25, 2014 at 11:57AM EDT
Mar 25, 2014 at 11:55AM EDT
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Sir Crona Statscowski Esquire wrote:

Anyone got a foreign Ditto? I can’t find a fairly priced one on the GTS, and after three days of failed chaining for shinies i might as well try the Masuda method.

I have one that I could spare, If you still need it.

Mar 26, 2014 at 11:49PM EDT
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