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My 20 Years as a Pokemon Trainer


Avatar IblisFlare
06 Jul 2019 05:08
My very first pokemon game was Crystal back when it came out and since, I've gone through an played every game up until Black/White. I'm working on playing through what I haven't right now though. Currently playing through X and AS. With my favourite Pokemon being Gardevoir, it took a little to adjust to the fairy typing. I'm still trying to memorize what types fairy is super effective on. I do have fairy types weaknesses memorized however.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
06 Jul 2019 09:39
In reply to IblisFlare
Really? Cool!

I didn't know there were other people who played anything before Diamond/Pearl here.

IMO, OR/AS are the two best Games ever made, and X/Y are also really fun.

Although I mainly use Dragon-types, I DO like a lot of Fairy-types as well, with Gardevoir being among my favorites.
(My favorite Fairy-type is Mega Altaria, which is a Dragon/Fairy-type.)

As for Type Matchups, they're good against Dragons, but also against both Dark and Fighting.

That means for a Psychic/Fairy-type like Gardevoir, you don't really have to worry about Dark-types as much, which is cool.
(It also means your a Fighting-type's worst nightmare, lol!)
Avatar IblisFlare
06 Jul 2019 12:27
In reply to Draconid_Jo
I knew dark and dragon already. Fighting was the only one I didn't. I'm probably still going to find myself defaulting to psychic type for fighting types out of habit. The psychic type has always been my favourite type, and I'm pretty sure you can imagine how hard it'd be to break a habit that's been around for THAT long.

Avatar Draconid_Jo
06 Jul 2019 12:58
In reply to IblisFlare
Yep, lol!

I know EXACTLY what you mean.

I never broke my habit of using Dragon Pokémon, and despite the fact it doesn't make sense to anymore, I STILL find myself using Hyper Beam sometimes, even though there are WAY better Moves now.

Still, Psychic-type Moves should work just as well in your case.
The only time they wouldn't is if you were against either a Dark/Fighting-type (in which case Psychic Moves wouldn't work, anyway), Psychic/Fighting-type (in which case Fairy Moves WOULD be better), or a Dragon/Fighting-type (in this case, the Fairy Move would just do more damage, but BOTH would be Super Effective).
Avatar IblisFlare
06 Jul 2019 13:10
In reply to Draconid_Jo
I've never liked two turn moves at all. Any move that has a charge up turn, or a recharge turn I've just never really liked. Solarbeam is about the only exception to this really. I guess any other move that has interactions like solarbeam does with sunlight I'd like as well.

I'm not even aware of many Pokemon that have any of those typings.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
06 Jul 2019 13:18
In reply to IblisFlare
There aren't many.

There's only a couple of Dark/Fighting-types (I believe it's just Scraggy, Scrafty, and Pangoro), and not many Psychic/Fighting-types, either.

As for Dragon/Fighting-types, the only ones (as of Gen 7) are Kommo-o, and it's Pre-Evolved Form, Hakamo-o, neither of which are even in Gen 6.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
05 Jul 2019 06:00
Unsurprisingly, I reached the text limit on this one, lol.

I didn't really say much about Gen 2, Gen 3 (I didn't even mention Fire Red, even though it's one that I still play), or even Soul Silver, but I pretty much liked EVERY Pokémon Game I've ever played.

In addition to the Main Handheld Games, I've also played both Pokémon Stadiums, "Hey you, Pikachu!", Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Pokémon Battle Revolution, Poképark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (I've only played the first Poképark, unfortunately) as well as a few different Smash Bros. Games, in which I often played Pokémon Characters.

I also liked the Anime Series, and still consider it my favorite Anime to this day.
(Although I don't really get to watch it anymore, in spite of the fact it's on all of my dad's streaming services.)

Also, although I DO still have my Game Boy (somewhere in this mess, lol), the Pictures I used for this are just ones I downloaded to my SD Card online.

Oh, and one more thing:
Although I could've sworn I got Pokémon Blue for my 4th Birthday, it must've actually been my 5th, as Wikipedia says it wasn't released in the U.S. until September of 1998.
(Unless I somehow played the Japanese version and forgot, lol!)
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