Pokémon (Not-So) Griefing Thread - Gen 9 announced: Scarlet and Violet, Releasing Late 2022

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Archeops

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I've been playing in a few Pokemon TCG prereleases lately (for Astral Radiance, a set that'll be out on the 27th) and they honestly make me wish we'd go back to Play! Pokemon's original tournament structure. I miss the days of doing Battle Roads blitzes, kicking ass in the intermediate championship levels (City, Regional, and State), and seeing the best in the country duke it out in National Championships.

But now? We have League Challenges that have replaced Battle Roads, only one of the three intermediate championships is still being run (Regionals), and both State and National Championships have been retired for International Championships.

And while the World Championships are still there they've lost the spark that used to make them a thing of beauty (an extremely 🧩 beauty that knows no borders, but a thing of beauty nonetheless.) thanks to International Championships stripping away the country restrictions that Nationals had and TPCi shooing away a lot of the Japanese "vendors" you'd see at Worlds just so that they could jam in a poorly-run "Pokemon Center" they manage.

*sigh*
Gen 6 is a blessing to play after Gen 8.
I replayed X a few months ago and it was great how many additional content the game had to offer I didn't even knew about from my last Playthrough in 2015. They didn't had to add that but did it anyways. Kalos is a decent region that offers a great variety of encounters to play it again and again with several different parties.
They just lack a third version like platinum to really shine, with extra postgame content, maybe cameo of 1 or 2 characters for bossfights, beefed up enemy teams and the battle frontier.

The trend of rushing and cutting corners was not as bad as it is today, even tho this trend of modern Pokemon was already clearly visible.
Heck, even Gen 7 felt like a wholesome game after Gen. 8, because of the bossfights, the sidequests and the amount of input that went into the regions flair.

In my opinion, the dexit is one of Gen 8s smallest flaws.
Considering how much of a breath of fresh air PLA was I partially blame SWSH's lackluster feeling on Game Freak not having much experience with the Switch, it's part of the reason why I have some hope for Scarlet/Violet despite knowing in the back of my head that going the pessimist’s route is the way to go.
That's how I feel right now about the 3DS games after playing Sword. When I replay Y, I like to stroll around the region, taking in the sights and music, that region got done dirty by being the first 3DS game, it could have been so much more.

I'm actually replaying Ultra Sun right now and I'm addicted to playing the Ultra Wormhole minigame to see if I can catch all the buffed shiny chance Pokemon. I've got three so far and when I'm not doing that, I'm just simply walking around the region, enjoying the scenery, grinding and completing the Pokédex.
You can also get legendary Pokemon and Ultra Beasts in the wormholes but I'm saving them for later. I caught Dialga because I love Dialga. A part of me wants an Ultra-Space focused game because there's so much possibility with that universe and do something completely different.
Even though Sun and Moon came out in 2017, it makes me feel nostalgic for some reason.
Speaking of USUM I really need to fire up my 3DS again and mass-import some Ultra Moon-based Ultra Beasts to my HOME account, they tend to do well as far as trade bait goes due to vanilla SM and SWSH having a cap on ‘em.

If I end up getting a copy of Ultra Sun then I’d really be in business.
 

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I've been playing in a few Pokemon TCG prereleases lately (for Astral Radiance, a set that'll be out on the 27th) and they honestly make me wish we'd go back to Play! Pokemon's original tournament structure. I miss the days of doing Battle Roads blitzes, kicking ass in the intermediate championship levels (City, Regional, and State), and seeing the best in the country duke it out in National Championships.

But now? We have League Challenges that have replaced Battle Roads, only one of the three intermediate championships is still being run (Regionals), and both State and National Championships have been retired for International Championships.

And while the World Championships are still there they've lost the spark that used to make them a thing of beauty (an extremely 🧩 beauty that knows no borders, but a thing of beauty nonetheless.) thanks to International Championships stripping away the country restrictions that Nationals had and TPCi shooing away a lot of the Japanese "vendors" you'd see at Worlds just so that they could jam in a poorly-run "Pokemon Center" they manage.

*sigh*
I'd stopped playing TCG around the time Unified Minds forced a lot of my favorite cards out of Standard (I also just kinda hated how centralizing the TT-GX mechanic was). Did they really drop City and State Championships? That's a goddamn shame!
 

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I'd stopped playing TCG around the time Unified Minds forced a lot of my favorite cards out of Standard (I also just kinda hated how centralizing the TT-GX mechanic was).
Thankfully it's gotten somewhat better in recent times, we now have a tournament-viable non-Rule Box Pokemon (EXs, GXs, and the new Vs are considered Rule Box Pokemon) deck in the form of Rapid Strike Malamar but V-centric decks still rule the roost.
Did they really drop City and State Championships? That's a goddamn shame!
Yeah, City Championships were replaced with League Cups in the 2016-2017 season and State Championships were folded into Regionals around the same time.
 

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I've got some "sad" news for Pokemon fans, it appears that Pokken Tournament DX will no longer be a part of TPCi's Play! Pokemon program after the 2022 tournament season ends.


I can't really say that I'm surprised by this, the game is just under 5 years old and it hasn't been updated since 2018. With GO becoming a new section of competitive play (YECCH!) for organized play as of this tournament season I guess TPCi wants to retire this outdated "third pillar" that's somewhat niche and replace it with a new one that almost anyone can get into.
 

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I've got some "sad" news for Pokemon fans, it appears that Pokken Tournament DX will no longer be a part of TPCi's Play! Pokemon program after the 2022 tournament season ends.


I can't really say that I'm surprised by this, the game is just under 5 years old and it hasn't been updated since 2018. With GO becoming a new section of competitive play (YECCH!) for organized play as of this tournament season I guess TPCi wants to retire this outdated "third pillar" that's somewhat niche and replace it with a new one that almost anyone can get into.

How well received with the game, given that it didn't seem to make a huge mark, compared to other fighting games in general.

And I've been watching the VGC tournament streams, since they have moved back to playing live events in-person now, and something feels very weird about everyone being masked up, and there was also camera shots of a Pikachu plush and a Substitute doll wearing masks, for reasons that I'd rather not think about. That reminded me about how Riot Games was going to implement a mask requirement for players playing on-stage during MSI, but ended up dropped that requirement.

The casters aren't wearing masks though, for some reason, although the casting booth is separate from the booths where the players that are on-stream play their matches. It did remind me of how during DOTA 2's The International 10 last year, the casters had to wear masks while casting the games, because one of the casters got infected with COVID, and had to sit out for the rest of the tournament.
 
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I’ll bet no matter which new monster designs are shown, people will suggest “Neopets” or “Digimon”

Except I have yet to see any Official Pokemon that lacks the Ken Sugimori Style.

As long as they fit the style, there’re going to look like Pokemon.
Yeah, it's inaccurate to say they look like either Neopets or Digimon. They look like Yokai Watch and Monster Rancher too.
 

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Can anyone here recommend me some Pokemon Rom Hacks? I am interested in Pokemon Clover but would like to know if there is any other good ones out there.
 

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Unpopular opinion time - I didn't mind Dexit, and honestly am more surprised it took this long for it to happen.
I mostly agree. I like what they did with the pokedex in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. They just shuffled a few gens into one. I personally think that's a better way to go about it than creating a hundred or so pokemon each generation just 'coz.
 

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Can anyone here recommend me some Pokemon Rom Hacks? I am interested in Pokemon Clover but would like to know if there is any other good ones out there.
Crystal Clear is my favorite for old school games and might be my favorite in general. Not many changes were made to the pokemon themselves but the world has been opened up completely and there have been dozens and dozens of quality of life changes, including scaling gyms, chaining, an event move and gen 1 TM move tutor, 6 customizable palates and so on. By not making severe alterations, it still has Stadium 2 and vanilla game compatibility. I'd definitely recommend it if you feel like revisiting the GB games.

Renegade Platinum is really good too, but makes many more aggressive changes, like new level up movesets, earlier/easier evolutions, retroactive Fairy typing, wider TM compatibility, etc. It's a lot better than trying to go back to Diamond and Pearl, and probably a better experience than the remakes; it's definitely not a low-effort hack.

Rocket Edition is wildly different in that you're a team rocket grunt stealing other people's pokemon, but it's an interesting take on FR/LG's story which is happening in the background. Definitely worth a look if you're into alternate plots without changing up the map or mons themselves.

Clover is a meme game and was never fully finished. It has a lot going on that's new but it's also really obtuse with its challenges and obnoxious with its humor (which is just 4chan /vp/ dick sucking). Uranium is an interesting one but I never got that far into it. Introducing a bunch of new types into the game isn't really my thing, but it might be yours.

Nearly every rom hack has a full pokedex for its generation as well as being harder in some way, usually giving expanded parties, stronger stats, better sets, higher levels, or better AI to everyone usually but especially to major characters. I wouldn't recommend anything based on those things alone but if it lacks those things for no apparent reason, it might be a shitty hack.
 
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Crystal Clear is my favorite for old school games and might be my favorite in general. Not many changes were made to the pokemon themselves but the world has been opened up completely and there have been dozens and dozens of quality of life changes, including scaling gyms, chaining, an event move and gen 1 TM move tutor, 6 customizable palates and so on. By not making severe alterations, it still has Stadium 2 and vanilla game compatibility. I'd definitely recommend it if you feel like revisiting the GB games.
Make sure you get the 1.3 version because 2.0 onwards have a race randomised for the trainer's and NPCs. Feels like Pokémon BLM Version in 2.0.
 

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Le chonk has arrived

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What, you thought I was joking?

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Looks like an early game grass type.

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I think this is our pika-new.

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Hello everybody it's markiplier and welcome back to five nights at freddies.

Professors Sada and Toro. expect porn of them both together shortly. Sada's more nature-themed, toro's more tech-themed.

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Looks like this is open world Pokemon centers, these nice kiosks.

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Big feature of the game seems to be the group multiplayer. Up to four people can run around together.
Follow pokemon are a thing at all times, too.
Also, this is our newest gen's Science is Amazing Fatso. Some traditions don't change and never should.

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Fairly basic tree but damn is that a sexy cryogonal. those are some t e x t u r e s b o i s.

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Seems to be a nature vs. tech theme for these two legendaries. Something like B&W, maybe? Professors are colored and themed nature and tech, too, if you scroll up.

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He's got jets for legs.

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It seems like they're not digimon, neopets, yo-kai or ranchable monsters. nah, these are definitely spectrobes.
 

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Le chonk has arrived

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What, you thought I was joking?

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Looks like an early game grass type.

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I think this is our pika-new.

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Hello everybody it's markiplier and welcome back to five nights at freddies.

Professors Sada and Toro. expect porn of them both together shortly. Sada's more nature-themed, toro's more tech-themed.

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Looks like this is open world Pokemon centers, these nice kiosks.

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Big feature of the game seems to be the group multiplayer. Up to four people can run around together.
Follow pokemon are a thing at all times, too.
Also, this is our newest gen's Science is Amazing Fatso. Some traditions don't change and never should.

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Fairly basic tree but damn is that a sexy cryogonal. those are some t e x t u r e s b o i s.

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Seems to be a nature vs. tech theme for these two legendaries. Something like B&W, maybe? Professors are colored and themed nature and tech, too, if you scroll up.

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He's got jets for legs.

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It seems like they're not digimon, neopets, yo-kai or ranchable monsters. nah, these are definitely spectrobes.

Lechonk is Normal, probably the Rattata/Bidoof of the Gen. The little plant is Smoliv, an unusual Grass/Normal type, Pawmi is the Electric type Pikachu of this Gen. Legendaries are Koraimon and Miraimon.