• Please check out our recent thread on handling different opinions and toxic behavior here.
  • If you are finding yourself unable to log in, you should be able to fix the issue by following the following process.
    1. Close all browser tabs with any part of Bulbagarden open.
    2. Delete all Bulbagarden.net cookies (and if possible, any cached site data for Bulbagarden) from your browser.
    3. Close and reopen your browser, open a new tab, and log into the forums on the new tab.
    If you've followed this process and are still having issues, please contact us via the "Contact us" link at the bottom of the forum.

Complete ME Plays Platinum: The Discussion Thread

Standing Out
Joined
Dec 9, 2015
Messages
9,928
Reaction score
5,904
Preferred Pronouns
He/They
Ok so I dropped behind so I'm just catching up but I am loving this sandy slope being the literal second greatest challenge of this entire run.

"Cowgirl Shelly, as opposed to Aqua Admin Shelly."
Are we sure they're not the same person, reformed from a life of crime and retiring to the simple life in the country?

And hmm... Spiritomb's nickname... My brain's telling me to call it something like "Jack" or "Jackson"
 
Standing Out
Joined
Dec 9, 2015
Messages
9,928
Reaction score
5,904
Preferred Pronouns
He/They
I'm disappointed. You did not make the classic "without further Budew" pun.

Revive in the Lost Tower, Jesus Christ that's dark.

"Do any of your Pokemon actually have fur?"
I like to imagine that the Chansey line have this soft fuzz layer to them.

My guess for Spiritomb's absurdly high speed: it probably has great speed IVs. You should get it checked when you reach the Battle Frontier (at least, I think that's where the judge is).

I believe the reason for Fighting beating Dark is that Fighting is the Shonen Type. The powerful shonen hero defeating the Evil Type Pokemon (because Dark is Evil in Japanese).

Wait a second I totally forgot about wiki barries! We should have been Wiki Berry and not Bulbapedia!

I have immense personal disagreements with not learning Night Slash.
 
Murphy, Edward
Joined
Nov 18, 2014
Messages
37,508
Reaction score
18,751
I am loving this sandy slope being the literal second greatest challenge of this entire run.
I mean, it was. Not even Roark or Mars took me more than one try, even though the battles were close.
The only greater challenge I’ve faced was when my battery was on the verge of dying in the Wayward Cave.
I'm disappointed. You did not make the classic "without further Budew" pun.
Been there. Done that. Have a Roselia now, anyway.

Revive in the Lost Tower, Jesus Christ that's dark.
It’s actually quite Foggy. Not dark.

"Do any of your Pokemon actually have fur?"
I like to imagine that the Chansey line have this soft fuzz layer to them.
Your imagination is weird.

My guess for Spiritomb's absurdly high speed: it probably has great speed IVs. You should get it checked when you reach the Battle Frontier (at least, I think that's where the judge is).
I actually did check that out, using an IV Calculator and Spiritomb’s stats when I first caught it.
I don’t remember the results, tho. -_-

I believe the reason for Fighting beating Dark is that Fighting is the Shonen Type. The powerful shonen hero defeating the Evil Type Pokemon (because Dark is Evil in Japanese).
Meh.

Wait a second I totally forgot about wiki barries! We should have been Wiki Berry and not Bulbapedia!
Talk to Kogoro and Archaic. I think it’s slightly too late to change our brand though.
Also, iirc, the Wiki Berry came out in Gen IV. I think Bulbapedia/Bulbagarden predates that, so we’re older than Wiki Berries.

I have immense personal disagreements with not learning Night Slash.
Too bad. Faint Attack never missing suits me better at this point in time, and neither Night Slash nor Faint Attack are going to be final moves on Gliscor.
 
Huggable Alolan Raichu
Joined
Dec 13, 2017
Messages
19,652
Reaction score
41,795
Too bad. Faint Attack never missing suits me better at this point in time, and neither Night Slash nor Faint Attack are going to be final moves on Gliscor.
Night Slash has 100% accuracy, though. Almost as good as perfect accuracy. There's really not that many evasion spammers in the game.
 
Murphy, Edward
Joined
Nov 18, 2014
Messages
37,508
Reaction score
18,751
Night Slash has 100% accuracy, though. Almost as good as perfect accuracy. There's really not that many evasion spammers in the game.
Your rival’s opening Staravia is a pretty big Evasion spammer, and y’all saw how great of a counter Gligar was when facing that thing down, with Faint Attack and Hyper Cutter to suppress Intimidate.
 
Huggable Alolan Raichu
Joined
Dec 13, 2017
Messages
19,652
Reaction score
41,795
Your rival’s opening Staravia is a pretty big Evasion spammer, and y’all saw how great of a counter Gligar was when facing that thing down, with Faint Attack and Hyper Cutter to suppress Intimidate.
I actually mostly just skim over your videos, so I missed that part, but anyway. He won't rely on Double Team forever. It'll be dropped at some point.
 
Murphy, Edward
Joined
Nov 18, 2014
Messages
37,508
Reaction score
18,751
I actually mostly just skim over your videos, so I missed that part, but anyway. He won't rely on Double Team forever. It'll be dropped at some point.
Correct. It’s dropped after you battle him in Canalave City.
Like I said, Faint Attack isn’t going to stick around forever, either, but until then, it stays as a means of taking out my rival’s lead, because Aerial Ace on Heracross won’t cut it due to Heracross’s massive weakness to Flying.
 
Huggable Alolan Raichu
Joined
Dec 13, 2017
Messages
19,652
Reaction score
41,795
Correct. It’s dropped after you battle him in Canalave City.
Like I said, Faint Attack isn’t going to stick around forever, either, but until then, it stays as a means of taking out my rival’s lead, because Aerial Ace on Heracross won’t cut it due to Heracross’s massive weakness to Flying.
Fair enough. But no Night Slash even after that?
 
Minty Fresh
Joined
Oct 16, 2013
Messages
10,427
Reaction score
3,260
Magnificent Entertainer: "WILL YOU STOP RUNNING AWAY FROM ME" - Pokemon Platinum Let's Play
Snowy: "STOP CHASING ME!" - Pokemon Shield Let's Play.

Sorry, I just find that amusing. Going back to watching episode 19 now.
 
Murphy, Edward
Joined
Nov 18, 2014
Messages
37,508
Reaction score
18,751
Magnificent Entertainer: "WILL YOU STOP RUNNING AWAY FROM ME" - Pokemon Platinum Let's Play
Snowy: "STOP CHASING ME!" - Pokemon Shield Let's Play.

Sorry, I just find that amusing. Going back to watching episode 19 now.
Yeah. I noticed that. It’s rather amusing.
 
Top