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Crosspeice
Aug 9, 2013

Zzzz... sploosh... zzzz... KABOOM... zzz... sploosh...

Part 3: Rocking Up To Rustboro

Route 104



Welcome back, as you can see, we've got our nicknames for Ralts and Zigzagoon. Oh yeah, a Mild nature is +Sp Atk and -Def, so Freesample's sole duty of taking hits for the team will be even less effective. Great!



You can have this, so you try it out! Use it on a POKEMON, and it wil learn a move for firing seeds rapidly.



A TM, TECHNICAL MACHINE, is good only for one-time use. Once you use it, it's gone. Think twice before using it!

Bullet Seed is pretty great, giving the early Grass types something better than Absorb to work with (since it does, at minimum, as much damage as Absorb). Though like all multihit moves that there are a weird amount of, they're crap as we get further into the game. It has 10BP, 30PP and 100% accuracy and a 37.5% chance of hitting 3-4 times or a 12.5% of hitting 4-5 times, so 3 times on average.



So because I reached this area and then stopped for a bit, the Cheri tree died and started to sprout again. Whoops! Oh well, it's not a huge deal, they only start doing it when you first enter the area, so you're not under pressure to get through the game as fast as you can before all the plants die.



This is the PRETTY PETAL flower shop. Spreading flowers all over the world! Your name is? YUKI. That's a nice name. YUKI, would you like to learn about BERRIES? BERRIES grow on trees that thrive only in soft, loamy soil. If you take some BERRIES, be sure to plant one in the loamy soil again. A planted BERRY will soon sprout, grow into a plant, flower beautifully and then grow BERRIES again. I want to see the whole wide world filled with beautiful flowers. That's my dream. Please help me, YUKI. Plant BERRIES and bring more flowers into the world.



You'll like tending flowers. I'm sure of it. You can have this.



Oh, another thing. If you don't pick BERRIES for a while, they'll drop off onto the ground. But they'll sprout again. Isn't that awesome? It's like they have the will to live.



You can plant a BERRY and grow it big, or you can make a POKEMON hold it. But now they have a machine that mixes up different BERRIES and makes candies for POKEMON. I want some candy, too.



Flowers, yo. I'll go over the specifics later, but you can tend to berries and water them on each of their growth stages to reach their max yields. The youngest sister will give you a random Berry out of the first 9. The Persim Berry heals confusion.



Huh, I wonder why I didn't screenshot that item ball. Well whatever, it was a Potion.




There are some things money can't buy. That's POKEMON...

For everything else... there's a reference you might get?



Hey I'm glad you did.



But you just made your own decision and regretted that too. I don't get girls.



A+ nickname right there. We need Cut, these barriers are getting annoying.



(GINA) Okay, let's battle with our POKEMON!



Oh yeah, Double Battles are a thing, they're pretty cool.



(GINA) Losing upsets me!



You can walk right past double battle trainers if you only have one Pokemon in your party conscious.




I got too into fishing. I forgot I had to raise my POKEMON...



Finally got some Cheri Berries, which heal paralysis, as well as Leppa Berries, which restore 10PP to a move that drops to 0 in battle, or to any move you fancy in the field, very helpful.



But make sure you plant a BERRY in the same spot. That's common courtesy. Here, I'll share this with you.



TRAINERS often make POKEMON hold BERRIES. It's up to you whether to grow BERRIES or use them.

Rustboro City



I pick this up every time I play this game even though I never use it and always throw it away. Like I'll do in this LP!




Rustboro City/Kanazumi City: The city probing the integration of nature and science.
From rust and borough, and kanazoku (metal) and sumi (charcoal).

"and your well-trained POKEMON...

You're obviously a skilled TRAINER! No, wait, don't say a word. I can tell just by looking at you. I'm sure that you can put this HIDDEN MACHINE to good use. No need to be modest or shy. Go on, take it!



A HM move is one that can be used by POKEMON outside of battle. Any POKEMON that's learned CUT can chop down thin trees if the TRAINER has earned the STONE BADGE. And, unlike a TM, a HM can be used more than once.



None of our team can learn Cut, which isn't a bad move at the moment, so we'll dish out some FREEJUSTICE to those small trees.




My daddy's working at the CORPORATION. When I grow up, I'm going to work for DEVON, too.



Unlike literally every place we've been to so far, there's a fair few things to do in Rustboro, it's pretty great. Let's go to school!

Trainer School



I've been traveling everywhere in search of outstanding TRAINERS. More specifically, I'm looking for POKEMON battle experts. So, what brings you to this SCHOOL? Are you a TRAINER, too? The first thing you should do is to have a POKEMON learn the move CUT. If I remember correctly, someone in this town has CUT.

Hmm... the talent levels of the students here are unknown. The potential's there.

Way ahead of you there. We'll see Scott in a few places throughout our journey, but he can be easy to miss in some cases.



Whether or not you are a good student will be evident from the way you use this item.

"before its opponent."

There are many other items that are meant to be held by POKEMON. Just those alone will give you many topics to study!



The Quick Claw is alright, though it only activates 10% of the time. We don't have anyone that's hugely slow, so I'll stick it on Nobunaga.

Rustboro City



I have a question for you. Have you ever baby-sat? You see, I'm a new father, so raising a child is all new to me. And I have a problem. My daughter WANDA doesn't laugh enough. I think she'd laugh for me if I told her something funny. Do you know of a funny word or phrase you can tell me?

Please, you should know from my LPs that I'm a comedy genius.

Oh, that's wonderful. So, let's hear it, your suggestion. Ah, I see. Well, let's give it a try, shall we?



drat, I was sure that would work. Oh well, we'll come back to this in a bit.



Finally, the first Gym. We'll check it out in a minute.



But if you really want, I'm willing to trade it to you. I'll trade you my SEEDOT for a RALTS if you want.



Well I'm not giving you Ranmaru, so how about this other Ralts I totally caught and didn't clone after realising catching Seedot on Route 102 was completely pointless. No sir.







There we go, no need to run around finding a 1% encounter! In RS this was a Slakoth for a Makuhita, which is a much better deal, since Slakoth is 1% more common than Ralts, found closer, Makuhita won't be found for a little bit yet and will be more useful to you coming up than Seedot would be.




Cheers for the berry, now get in the box. Later, since you might be useful in a moment.




There are some more areas we can go to, but we'll save it for later.



Least we've got a nice little item at this dead end here.



Alright, it's Gym time!

Pokemon Gym



I'm no TRAINER, not me, but I can sure give you winning advice. That's settled, then! We'll aim for the POKEMON CHAMPIONSHIP together! It's your job as a TRAINER to collect GYM BADGES, am I right? But GYM LEADERS aren't pushovers! And that's where I come in! I'm here to provide expert advice! ROXANNE, the GYM LEADER, is a user of ROCK-type POKEMON. The ROCK type is very durable, but it can't stand WATER-type and GRASS-type moves. Come see me afterwards, if you beat the GYM LEADER. Well, go for it!

Jim Gui returns and you can't help but like him. So it's only the third update and we could go off and train some more. But I'm not worried.




For one reason. Mudkip and Treecko slaughter this Gym. Torchic will have some trouble, but if you've picked up Wingull, Shroomish, Lotad, Seedot, hell, even Beautifly, then you'll slaughter this Gym too. Or evolve Torchic and slaughter.




Gyms have changed slightly between RS and Emerald, but in all but 1 case the puzzle is similar, but shifted around slightly.



Here's one cool new feature of Emerald: Multi Battles. While there are dedicated double battle trainers (mostly with the Twins), if you get into the sight of two trainers you could fight individually, they'll join together in a double battle. This is super cool and lets you battle more trainers faster. Emerald added a lot more trainers into areas to make use of this feature and more battles are always good.



C'mon Ranmaru, work with me here, you're getting left in the dust.



Oh yeah, since you might be used to more modern double battles, in Gen 3, sending out a Pokemon to replace one that fainted happens DURING the turn, not at the end. This means you could potentially knock out FOUR Pokemon in one turn, which is nuts.



It took smarts and sense for her to pick the ROCK type at her young age.

ROXANNE is stronger than me by several times. You'd better be on your guard!



This battle could go south if I don't keep on top of things, so it's always good to save and heal and prep for the big fight.



I became a GYM LEADER so I might apply what I learned at the POKEMON TRAINER'S SCHOOL in battle. Would you kindly demonstrate how you battle, and with which POKEMON?

VS Gym Leader VS Leader Roxanne




Roxanne/Tsutsuji: The Rock-Loving Honors Student
From rock and anne, and from tsutsuji (rhododendron) and tsushi (earth).






Alright, maybe Ranmaru won't be contributing in this battle much. Also, Geodude has Sturdy, which prevents it from being affected by OHKO moves, or Rock Head, which prevents recoil damage from moves, except for Struggle, or (High) Jump Kick.




Well I'm getting wrecked. Rock Tomb has 50BP, 10PP and 80% accuracy and lowers the opponent's Speed by one stage. Good thing I have that Quick Claw, since being outsped is never nice.



Ah, finally! Now for Ranmaru to learn a new move!



Yeah, Ralts doesn't have the strongest start...



Shame you don't have Compoundeyes, makes my life a lot easier. So every single Gym Leader got a team change in Emerald. More or less they got 1 or 2 new Pokemon added to their roster and moves slightly tweaked, so I'll be showing both teams to compare. For whatever dumb reason the RS teams were used for the remakes, since GF really likes sticking to the original games as much as possible.



Well having a second Geodude didn't really change anything, but onto the main event!





What the hell is with that sprite? Uh, anyway, Nosepass has Onix syndrome, which means it was completely gimped so it could be the first boss of the game. Those defensive stats are impressive, but it's to the detriment of everything else, holy crap. Though the defenses are slightly less impressive when you look at its HP stat. Can't let it be too tough since it doesn't have a 4x weakness after all! It gets Rock Slide early, which is a weirdly rare Rock move to have, and then Zap Cannon, because gently caress you. It can be a mixed attacker with Thunderbolt and Earthquake and that, but its stats let it neither attack, nor defend that well. I dunno what they were going for, other than the first boss.

Magnet Pull prevents Steel types from fleeing or switching out of battle. That could be cool, except Nosepass is weak to Steel. Hmm. Steel types can still switch with Baton Pass, or when holding a Smoke Ball (though they can't switch with that). When at the front of the party, there is a 50% chance of encountering a Steel type, if possible. It's not bad since Mawile and Skarmory are 5% encounters in this game and it could let you snap up a 1% Magneton, so it has its uses.



Take damage, peasants, so the real stars can prepare!



Keep it up, Dots! Block is a Normal status move with 5PP and prevents the target from fleeing so long as the user remains in battle. They can be switched out with Baton Pass, but the new Pokemon will still be affected. They can still be switched out if Roar or Whirlwind is used on them, or if they have Run Away, or are holding a Smoke Ball.




You, uh, need to kill me before I do the same to you.



Alright, I think I can make it so the Oran Berry is the only healing Nosepass will get. The accuracy drop could be helpful (it wasn't).



Still, since it doesn't have a 4x weakness, Nosepass can take some hits.



Hrm. Well since it's using Tackle, I'm not that worried.



Why do you have two?



It only did 14 damage with Rock Tomb last time, so I wasn't worried. That's that!

Gym Leader Victory



It seems that I still have much more to learn... I understand. The POKEMON LEAGUE's rules state that TRAINERS are to be given this if they defeat a GYM LEADER. Please accept the official POKEMON LEAGUE STONE BADGE.

Pokemon Gym



It also enables them to use the HM move CUT outside of battle. Please take this with you, too.



It not only inflicts damage by dropping rocks, it also lowers SPEED. If you use a TM, it instantly teaches the move to a POKEMON. Remember, a TM can be used only once, so think before you use it.

Since you are so strong, you should challenge other GYM LEADERS. By battling many TRAINERS, you should learn many things.



The STONE BADGE you got should be properly recorded on it. In other words... you've climbed the first step on the stairs to the CHAMPIONSHIP! That's got to feel awesome!



Neat, one badge down! Let the good times roll. Nothing could bring down my mood.





Goddammit.

Crosspeice fucked around with this message at 01:03 on Feb 14, 2018

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Crosspeice
Aug 9, 2013

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Side Notes #03: How Overhauled Pokemon Tick (Part 1)

Alright everyone, let's talk about everything new about Pokemon in Gen 3, from personality values, to secret IDs, to IVs, EVs and Natures, there is a lot to cover. Let's start with a general overview, or at least the first tab we see when we open up a save editing tool.



So we have the Pokemon and its nickname, then something new called Fateful encounter. This doesn't let you activate certain events like in Gen 4 and 5, it's a check for 2 event Pokemon and if they don't have that check, they won't obey you no matter what. Nasty. All Pokemon from XD have this flag, though it doesn't do anything.

We'll go over the Personality Value (PID) in another Side Notes, but this is the main reason Gen 2 and 3 are incompatible, since this determines everything about a Pokemon, generated in binary when you first encounter a Pokemon in the wild (or when you receive the Egg from the Day Care Man (or when the Egg is generated in RSFRLG)), ranging from 0 to 4,294,967,295. So it makes Pokemon a bit more unique than before. Depending on what the numbers are at certain parts of the value determines various attributes of the Pokemon, from gender, to nature, to Unown's letter and Wurmple's evolution.

Abilities are new and species of Pokemon have either 1 or 2 abilities, with a 50% chance if 2. These are in slots that do not change, even through evolution, though there isn't a Pokemon in this Gen that has an ability that changes through evoltion, while having a second ability that doesn't. So a Wingull with Keen Eye will always evolve into a Pelipper with Keen Eye, while a Wingull with Hydration always evolves into a Pelipper with Drizzle. Friendship at least remains the same, though has a few more uses in this game. Friendship evolutions occur at 220.

Pokerus is still in the game and is still rare as poo poo. It doubles EV yields (which we'll get to in a moment) and a Pokemon slowly becomes cured of it over time, unless it's in the PC box. There are also contest stats, which we'll talk about at a later time.

The PID determines a lot of things and will get its own Side Notes at the end of the next update (seriously it's that long, also has some weird mathematical calculations and notation that you've probably not seen before, or for a while, so don't worry if you don't get it, I barely do).



So next up with have IVs and EVs. These are similar to DVs and Stat Exp, though it's been changed for the better. While DVs were 0-15, IVs are now 0-31. They're basically the same thing, but now HP and Special Defense are their own values and overall IVs have half the influence on what a Pokemon's stats are, with the addition of Natures and EVs creating a different calculation to get the final numbers. They're stored on the same 32-bit string and take 5 bits apiece, with the last two determining a Pokemon's Ability and whether or not the Pokemon is a unhatched Egg.

EVs are similar to Stat Exp, but not exactly. Instead of getting experience based on the base stats of the defeated Pokemon, with no limitations on stat caps until literally 65535, now every Pokemon species has a set EV yield that they give when defeated. A Pokemon can only have 510 EVs overall and only a max of 255 in each stat. However, since at level 100 4 EVs equates to 1 stat point, the real cap for a stat is 252, so you can max out 2 stats, put 4 EVs into one more stat and have 2 EVs left over. Oh well. Stats increased by EVs are recalculated at each level up, except for Deoxys, whose stats are calculated after every battl instead. This does mean for nearly every Pokemon, you cannot EV train at level 100, though the Vitamins that give 10 EVs in a certain stat up to 100 are automatically applied. EVs can be boosted to double by the Macho Brace hold item, as well as Pokerus, giving a 4x multiplier together. Pokemon holding the Exp Share will also gain EVs even if they didn't battle.

So how are the final stats calculated? Well, I'm glad you asked, here is the formula for both the HP stat and all the other stats:



Simple enough, which Nature giving a x1.1, x1.0 or 0.9 boost at the end. Finally, Hidden Power has both its type and power calculated by IVs, with a different formula to account for the changes to IVs:



Each letter of a, b, c, d, e, and f are determined by the least significant bit of their respective IV. If the IV value is odd, the bit if 1, if its even then it's 0. a is the HP IV, b is Attack, c is Defense, d is Speed, e is Special Attack and f is Special Defense. The number from this formula will be between 0 and 15 and that number corresponds to the different types, from Fighting at 0 to Dark at 15. Now calculating the damage requires a different, but similar, formula:



Like before, the letters correspond to a different stat and represent the second least significant bit in each IV. If the IV value has a remainder of 2 or 3 when divided by 4, then the bit is 1, otherwise it is 0. u is HP, v is Attack, w is Defense, x is Speed, y is Special Attack and z is Special Defense. The final number is then increased by 30 and rounded down, making the overall range 30-70.

We might as well go over the two new experience curves introduced in Gen 3, erratic and fluctuating. Now when I went over experience last time, the formula used were pretty tame:



Where n is the current level, simple right? Here's the formula for erratic:



What in the ever loving christ is this? Pokemon in this experience group have different formulae depending on their level and require a wide range of experience from level to level, so much so it takes less exp to get from 99 to 100 then it does 69 to 70. Finally, we have the Fluctuating group:



It's also pretty wacky, especially because of the big spike you need to level past 36, requiring the most amount of experience to reach level 100 out of all of the groups. Thankfully, only a few Pokemon are in this group, otherwise it would take forever to actually do anything. The experience gain formula has not changed and nothing new was introduced, so I won't go over it again.



Finally, we have this nice and small tab. The OT is still the same, but the Secret ID is a second number so the chance of two trainers with the same OT and Gender are much, much smaller. However, if two trainers did get all of these numbers to perfectly match, then the game would recognise them as the same trainer.

The game will also no longer break if Japanese and English games connect, so a Pokemon's region will be listed, though it doesn't do anything. Gen 3 is also when the Pokeball used to catch a Pokemon was tracked and it will retain this info to future games, as well as its met location, though future games will simply state the region, or generation it came from, depending on the transport method.

And there we have it, aside from the PID stuff, that's all the cool things Pokemon now have in their data and man is it a lot. Still, it's some super good stuff, especially what'll be in the next Side Notes.

Crosspeice
Aug 9, 2013

Zzzz... sploosh... zzzz... KABOOM... zzz... sploosh...

So I wanna do something small and (hopefully) fun and coming up with the phrase to say to Walda to make her laugh.

Now this is not something you can actually guess, there's no set phrase, or actual word that makes sense, this is a way of putting in a code and getting a cool PC box skin that you can design yourself!

That's right, by heading over to this link you can design a PC box background, if you input my Trainer ID (which is literally right above you... okay 40776 you lazy git) and then choosing a colour and then two patterns. I want you guys who are much more creative and handsomer then I ever will be, to come up with a cool design that people will vote on and then use for the rest of the LP!

When you finish your design, you'll get a string of letters and numbers that I can put in to make Walda laugh. Help a small girl laugh today, cause your post history wasn't enough. You monster.

Oh yeah, POST YOUR DESIGN SO PEOPLE KNOW WHAT TO VOTE FOR

Crosspeice fucked around with this message at 02:21 on Feb 13, 2018

Onmi
Jul 12, 2013

If someone says it one more time I'm having Florina show up as a corpse. I'm not even kidding, I was pissed off with people doing that shit back in 2010, and I'm not dealing with it now in 2016.


Well the funniest thing I can think of is dDLBScWMpDQSVhd

Onmi fucked around with this message at 03:14 on Feb 13, 2018

Blueberry Pancakes
Aug 18, 2012

Jack in!! MegaMan, Execute!


RCVBHfKJsPhPBQF.

And you can quote me on that.

Blueberry Pancakes fucked around with this message at 05:25 on Feb 13, 2018

Crosspeice
Aug 9, 2013

Zzzz... sploosh... zzzz... KABOOM... zzz... sploosh...

Uh, guys, I need the image of what you've made.

BlazeEmblem
Jun 8, 2013

Uh oh. Do I use Ariadne thread or Goho-M?



Crosspeice posted:



You can plant a BERRY and grow it big, or you can make a POKEMON hold it. But now they have a machine that mixes up different BERRIES and makes candies for POKEMON. I want some candy, too.



Flowers, yo. I'll go over the specifics later, but you can tend to berries and water them on each of their growth stages to reach their max yields. The youngest sister will give you a random Berry out of the first 9. The Persim Berry heals confusion.

I'm pretty sure this girl gives one of the berries every day. She does in the remakes, and I think I remember her doing it in these games, but I could be wrong.

Crosspeice posted:


Roxanne/Tsutsuji: The Rock-Loving Honors Student
From rock and anne, and from tsutsuji (rhododendron) and tsushi (earth).

You do know that Roxanne is a real world name, right?

Digamma-F-Wau
Mar 22, 2016

...puh-
puhroud..??




My ex-wife still misses me, but her DKcBFcPsRNcHBqV is getting better

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



My personal choice is MFhBPqfLsBBPBqN



Lovely.

Also I laughed at UR POST HISTORY, I'm easier to please than that girl.

Leraika
Jun 14, 2015

slime time



WFnBJVGbRMQHVpG is what I've got.

Araxxor
Oct 20, 2012

My disdain for you all knows no bounds.


quote:

You can walk right past double battle trainers if you only have one Pokemon in your party conscious.
Wait, what?

FractalSandwich
Apr 25, 2010


Did you know that the Red Cross emblem is one of the most highly-protected symbols in the world, and its misuse constitutes a violation of the Geneva Conventions?



HKnBCqBKsTnRBVj

Montegoraon
Aug 22, 2013


The Wailmer Pail is better than the Spray Duck, but nowhere near as good as the Sprinklotad.

limeicebreakers
May 1, 2017







GJQBCqBKsTnRVLj. They're banned. Which Pokemon, you ask? All of them.

Haifisch
Nov 12, 2010

Objection! I object! That was... objectionable!



Taco Defender

Diglett dig, diglett dig, trio trio sees all.


KQLBHJHQqJLNVkW

Jade Rider
May 11, 2007

All the pages have been censored except for "heck," and she misread that one.




Something not too horrible, I hope. TJnBQSSVBLLPVSb

Admiral H. Curtiss
May 11, 2010

I think there are a bunch of people who can create trailing images. I know some who could do this as if they were just going out for a stroll.


Crosspeice posted:

Stats increased by EVs are recalculated at each level up, except for Deoxys, whose stats are calculated after every battl instead. This does mean for nearly every Pokemon, you cannot EV train at level 100, though the Vitamins that give 10 EVs in a certain stat up to 100 are automatically applied.

More specifically, stats are recalculated:
- On level up.
- On successful vitamin (or minus EV berry) usage.
- When regenerating the full 100 bytes from the compact 80 byte structure. (See: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/..._Generation_III)

This means you can EV train a thing, have it not level up yet, then give it a vitamin to force stat recalculation -- though I can't remember offhand if it recalculates all stats or only the one the vitamin applies to. Or EV train a thing, deposit it into a box, and withdraw it again to force a stat recalculation.

Gen 3 has a caveat (if you ask me, this is a bug) to this though: EVs are rewarded as part of the EXP rewarding step, which is skipped when the Pokémon is already at Level 100, which means a Level 100 Pokémon *does not gain EV from battles*. Other sources of EV changes still work. They fixed this in later generations, I believe in D/P, so EVs are rewarded separately from EXP.

Crosspeice posted:

The game will also no longer break if Japanese and English games connect, so a Pokemon's region will be listed, though it doesn't do anything.

The Region/Language byte decides the font used for displaying the Pokémon's nickname, so the non-Japanese games can display Japanese nicknames properly. Japanese Gen 3 games ignore this and always display the name as if it were written in the Japanese font, but starting from Gen 4 onwards the Japanese games will use the western font to display western nicknames too.

Also, the 'source game' byte decides which set of locations is used to display the caught location from. From what I recall, Emerald will display all FireRed/LeafGreen locations correctly, but all other games only know their home region and display something like 'met at a far away place' for the rest, I'll have to check.

Admiral H. Curtiss fucked around with this message at 09:06 on Feb 13, 2018

Epicmissingno
Jun 30, 2017

Thank gooness we all get along so well!


I've never really understood how the stat-ups from having badges work. Is it just a permanent +1 stage to the relevant stat, or what?

Aesclepia
Dec 5, 2013
Next verse same as the first.

Crosspiece, this LP is fabulous.

(edit because I can't html derp)

Aesclepia fucked around with this message at 13:26 on Feb 13, 2018

FoolyCharged
Oct 11, 2012

Somebody call for an ant?



BDQBQQJFbMhHBkL

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



Epicmissingno posted:

I've never really understood how the stat-ups from having badges work. Is it just a permanent +1 stage to the relevant stat, or what?

It's a 12.5% (Gen 1/2)/10% (Gen 3) boost to the relevant stat in-battle, so long as it is an internal and not a link battle. In Gen 1, this is reapplied every time that stat is boosted or lowered making it hilariously exploitable, Gen 2 onwards it's only applied once.

I'm not sure if it counts as a proper buff (so you can only raise your stats five times afterwards) but I don't think it does.

Solumin
Jan 11, 2013


No, it doesn't count as a regular buff. You can still raise the stat by 6 stages in battle.

It would be terrible if it counted as a stage.

Quantum Toast
Feb 13, 2012



Crosspeice posted:

So I wanna do something small and (hopefully) fun and coming up with the phrase to say to Walda to make her laugh.

Now this is not something you can actually guess, there's no set phrase, or actual word that makes sense, this is a way of putting in a code and getting a cool PC box skin that you can design yourself!

That's right, by heading over to this link you can design a PC box background
THAT'S what that does?!

VNBBSQJZkBQMVDQ


Yellow Crystals on an Emerald background seemed appropriate.

beru04
May 4, 2013

Stop making me realise things.


Did someone say bad optical illusions?

mCQBTqBksMBDBVS

Crosspeice
Aug 9, 2013

Zzzz... sploosh... zzzz... KABOOM... zzz... sploosh...

Alright, I've seen some pretty good designs, so now it's time to vote on which one you want me to use! The nominations are:

(1)
By Onmi

(2)
By Hobgoblin2099

(3)
By The Ayshkerbundy

(4)
By The Blaze Dragon

(5)
By Leraika

(6)
By FractalSandwich

(7)
By limeicebreakers

(8)
By Haifisch

(9)
By Jade Rider

(10)
By FoolyCharged

(11)
By QuantumToast

(12)
By beru04

Just state which number you're voting for!

Digamma-F-Wau
Mar 22, 2016

...puh-
puhroud..??




1

General Revil
Sep 29, 2014

"Congratulations! You're all smarter than some of the most brilliant minds on Tendao that worked on this revolutionary project."

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MightyPretenders
Feb 21, 2014



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BlazeEmblem
Jun 8, 2013

Uh oh. Do I use Ariadne thread or Goho-M?



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AradoBalanga
Jan 3, 2013



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Leraika
Jun 14, 2015

slime time



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Solumin
Jan 11, 2013


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senrath
Nov 3, 2009

Look Professor, a destruct switch!



1

Verant
Oct 20, 2012

Go on an adventure ordained by fate?
-->Okay.
-->Eh.

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limeicebreakers
May 1, 2017





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AweStriker
Oct 6, 2014



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Soup du Jour
Sep 8, 2011

I always knew I'd die with a headache.



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Kemix
Dec 1, 2013

Because change


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Kikas
Oct 30, 2012

EAT THE FISH!
EAT THE BERRIES!
TO THE CAVE!
HIBERNATE


AGDQ 2018 Awful Block Survivor



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Dec 21, 2017


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