qinwamascot: I said aesthetics
Does not register. (lol) Is that actually fun; I never played like that so I wouldn't know.
ACU-LP wrote:Growlithe is playable, with the right moveset. Just not so much in the new versions. In RBY I have heard it was very good, and in GSC it was decent.
Also, I have heard that magmar has an evolution; that of magmortar. However, it lacks a 'mortar' attack. That is BS.
I think you mean Arcanine. Growlithe lacks the stats of Arcanine as well as several of its best options. Arcanine, though, is decent. It's actually gotten better since it can CB Flare Blitz STAB, which hurts a lot. But then the question is "is it any better than Infernape?" which, unfortunately, is no. No Swords Dance Hurts a lot. Extremespeed isn't a big enough bonus.
But that doesn't make it unplayable, just not standard.
lorenith wrote:Yeah cause it's so EASY to get Celebi, I don't know why I have Leafeon cause I don't think I've ever actually used him, at the time I thought it'd be neat to try out a plant type though as the only plant type I've ever liked is Venasaur and Torterra, and I still don't really enjoy them as much as other pokemon. I use Flygon because I like Flygon, as I mentioned before, I use mostly BL pokemon because that's where many of my pokemon likes fall so it shouldn't be that surprising that I happen to use Flygon
True. if you aren't really into competitive battling celebi isn't worth it. Unfortunately there aren't too many good grass types at all. So using a bad one is sometimes necessary. Roserade is another option, but if you'd prefer to stay with Leafeon, it's your choice i guess.
ACU-LP wrote:@qinwamascot: I have done this, so dont se me as being rude, but many the questions you have asked have been answered before-hand. Actually between my post that you referred to and and this one.
How in hell is dragonite an 'iffy' one?
Also, when I looked at a friends DP, their pokemon at level 100 had a good 20% less stats than mine, which were at level 90 something (despite being the same pokemon)
Dragonite is iffy because Salamence does practically everything better. But with Garchomp gone Outrage is sorta nice. Plus it can DD. So it's more niche. not iffy per se.
As for the stats, there are several explanations:
1) Your pokemon have better IVs. Your friend should consider IV breeding.
2) Your pokemon have better EVs. Your friend should consider EV training.
3) Your pokemon have better natures. Your friend should breed favorable natures.
If you really don't care about competition at all, then it won't make a big difference. But that extra point of HP or defense could win you an extra game that you would have lost otherwise. I usually use 4-perfect IV pokemon, but I've been known to force a 5th (on Gyrados, for example). In a few cases (like Rhyperior) 3 is acceptable, but in my opinion breeding fewer than that is just lazy. EV training really doesn't take a lot of time if you do it well, and you only have to do it once, so why not?
As for natures, these are pretty big. 10%, in fact. So I'd recommend that even casual players breed favorable natures. Don't accept a modest Gyrados or a Hasty Milotic. But this involves catching a ditto of each nature you need, so if you don't want to spend that time, it's understandable.