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Excitable Boy
30th December 2009, 5:41 PM
We've all been in them. Whether it's falling into some criminal's trap or stumbling into one on the last floor of the dungeon without any useful items, Monster Houses are extremely unpredictable and can be challenging without the proper techniques.

Use this thread to share some of your terrifying horror stories, tricky tactics, marvelous manuevers, and mystifiying misadventures.

surfer treecko
30th December 2009, 5:45 PM
I have Discharge, so monster hosues aren't really a problem.

But once I managed to set off about 5 Skuntanks with aftermath. I think I cleared the room in one turn because of it.

Blue Shiny Pikachu 1
30th December 2009, 5:47 PM
I have Discharge, so monster hosues aren't really a problem.

But once I managed to set off about 5 Skuntanks with aftermath. I think I cleared the room in one turn because of it.

I have Discharge too! I'm glad I'm a Pikachu. But I manage to miss a couple of Pokemon.

Esmerry
30th December 2009, 5:51 PM
Hm, the last time I got into a Monster House..
Oh yeah, I remember.

Well, I was doing the Sunflora special episode, and Sunflora was on her way to the Haunters. She already lost one time of them, and I believe she had to do 4 floors before she could attack them again. So, Sunflora was at the 4th floor, and when she was nearly at the stairs, yeah, you could guess it. A monster house appears.
This happened around 3 times >_<

xdragonx
30th December 2009, 6:07 PM
These things used to SCARE me so much. C'mon, a whole squadron of powerful Pokemon dropping from the ceiling like stones? X.0;; I remember the first time I ever saw one... I have to admit, I was completely freaked out.

In PMD1 Blue, I was a Charizard with Heat Wave, so the moment I stepped into a Monster House, I was able to wipe them all out. No problems there!

In PMD2 Darkness, My Typhlosion has Lava Plume, which unfortunately doesn't hit the whole room, but it was good enough. Being able to wipe out the enemies in waves was good enough for me. Yes, it uses more PP, but it got the job done. And if some foe decided to use Agility, I'd have my Partner (Sceptile) do the same.

In PMD3 Sky, my Partner (Luxray) has Discharge, so all I do is bring him into the room and KO everything in one turn. The only twist is that if there's a Pokemon in the room with the ability Lightning Rod, I have to take it out first--but that's uncommon. All the foes usually can only hit my Leader (Espeon) for 1 or 2 HP anyways. xD;;
I've thought about trying to get Cut on my Espeon, as I think it functions the same way as Lava Plume, Thunderbolt, and Dark Pulse do. But I like my Espeon's moveset the way it is, and I've never even come close to fainting, so there isn't really a point, is there?

Excitable Boy
30th December 2009, 6:29 PM
My team on Sky doesn't have a room-wide move, so I have to improvise a bit.

Once, on a mission to find the Lost Loot in Surrounded Sea, on the floor with the Loot, bang, Monster House. Instead of fighting, I used a Trawl Orb so that I could pull to Lost Loot right under my feet, pick it up, and warp out.

Kitty Aruseus
30th December 2009, 6:58 PM
3 words. Discharge or Thunderbolt. This is what sucks though... I'm in a monster house and I wipe out most of them with Force Palm because my partner is too stupid to use it, and when there's only 1 left from the monster house, THEN he uses discharge. It annoyed me a lot. It happened 10 times. All in Temporal Tower...

xdragonx
30th December 2009, 9:38 PM
3 words. Discharge or Thunderbolt. This is what sucks though... I'm in a monster house and I wipe out most of them with Force Palm because my partner is too stupid to use it, and when there's only 1 left from the monster house, THEN he uses discharge. It annoyed me a lot. It happened 10 times. All in Temporal Tower...

There's a way to get around that and guarantee that your Partner uses Discharge at the start. When you're in a dungeon, bring up the menu using the "X" button and go to "Team." Click on your Partner's name and then click "Moves." Here you can switch "on" and "off" which attacks that your Partner will use. See the little blue checkmarks? Those indicate that the move is turned "on." If you click one of the attacks and then hit "switch," the blue checkmark will disappear. Do this for all moves except Discharge--then that will be the only attack that your Partner will use.
This is what I do when I bring my Partner into a Monster House. Then he'll automatically use Discharge, knocking out all the enemies in the room!

Kitty Aruseus
30th December 2009, 11:20 PM
I'm not an idiot. I've done that before and when I do that, guess what? Oh, my partner STILL doesn't use it. Oh my God... I just proved my own point using YOUR instructions on how to do something I've used since the original PMD games.

talala
31st December 2009, 1:35 AM
well these things suck, but when you have a mobile scarf, just move diagonally backwards and kick some *** with your partner, you on the cliff (or whatever you wanna call it) and your partner in the hallway (or whatever you wanna call it) :D

Torosiken
31st December 2009, 2:08 AM
petrify orb.

if not, use blizzard. You will win and.... IF your level is high it will works best

Viiinc
31st December 2009, 1:58 PM
In explorers of darkness I use my Palkia with Draco Meteor, Special Rend and Earth Power. I always hope to find a monster house, because I can earn lots of exp. points.

GameBoy911
31st December 2009, 3:55 PM
Finished my first Monster House yesterday, since I'm on level 20 I don't have any full room attacks, I made squirtle hide in a hallway and I hide in a different one so I could take one down at a time it was actually pretty easy. (Oh it was in Amp Plains.)

Illusione-Tempus
1st January 2010, 2:11 PM
I just went through my first monster house at EoS (at team Vulvee mind you). It was tricky, so I retreated to the hallway to attack. Power Band+Tackle+Adaptability = OHKO all. 8D

Oh, I encountered 2 when I was playing Special Episode "In the Future of Darkness". those Salamence had been using Fire Fang at me, but luckily I have a Drain Bangle.

Pokemaniac Erika
1st January 2010, 3:35 PM
I'm a cyndaquil with lava plume. I taught my partner, piplup, blizzard. And I have staraptor with agility for extra turns >:3
The annoying part is when you enter a floor and you just appeared right inside a monster house.
It happened to me once >_>

Silverninetails
2nd January 2010, 2:13 AM
There's a way to get around that and guarantee that your Partner uses Discharge at the start. When you're in a dungeon, bring up the menu using the "X" button and go to "Team." Click on your Partner's name and then click "Moves."


Umm, you can just press "X", then select "Moves". There's no need to go to "Team". Saves a couple of milliseconds.


I'm not an idiot. I've done that before and when I do that, guess what? Oh, my partner STILL doesn't use it.

You have to kind of "provoke" your partner to do it. Make sure your partner is in the room, and has an enemy beside it. Then it will attack with Discharge.

Anyway, I either go with a Petrify orb, or make Vapoureon move to the side, letting Lucario move in. Then I make Dragonite use Agility while Vapoureon uses Helping Hand. Then I lock Lucario into Dark Pulse while I just attack the others normally.

Nibbles4Ever
2nd January 2010, 3:38 AM
I hate monster houses. I like using petrify orbs though, those help alot.

Jaypaw
2nd January 2010, 5:46 AM
Gaaahhhh I use the handy Spurn Orb =D

Jaypaw
2nd January 2010, 5:53 AM
Gaaahhhh I use the handy Spurn Orb =D

DYLANJON
2nd January 2010, 5:53 AM
it happened today, i think it was team charm, a monster house appears (yes this was near the stairs, honestly i though i was screwed) so i check my bag... only to come across a petrify orb, i killed a few before successfully making it to the stairs

talala
3rd January 2010, 3:46 AM
The annoying part is when you enter a floor and you just appeared right inside a monster house.
It happened to me once >_>

i hate when that happens, i always die that way D:

Torosiken
3rd January 2010, 5:22 AM
@PE : It happen to me plenty times. Glad I have blizzard with me.

Tips : Save a warp seed/pure seed. Use it only IF you are in monster houses.
If the monster house at the stairway, use a petrify orb and run quickly to the stair.

talala
3rd January 2010, 5:36 AM
Tips : Save a warp seed/pure seed. Use it only IF you are in monster houses.
If the monster house at the stairway, use a petrify orb and run quickly to the stair.

warp seeds fail a lot when you have stupid partners that think they can take on monster houses

Excitable Boy
3rd January 2010, 5:05 PM
I actually find it easier to get through a House when I spawn inside of one, since I don't have to waste time shoving everybody else into the room.

Mr 108
3rd January 2010, 6:38 PM
I usually try to carry around a Pure seed so I can escape the Monster House (provided its not in the stair room. I used to use Vacuum Cut until it never did enough damage.

The worst Monster dungeon I have been in was in the Inner Spire of Temporal Tower. All of the Porygon2s using agility then discharge. They wasted 10 or 12 revival seeds in two turns.

Birds of Paradise
3rd January 2010, 6:42 PM
I hate it when I get a monster house simply from stepping into a room. Worse. situation. evar. None of my 3 partners could back me up and since it was a monster house I could not step farther into the room to let my team mates in. I died in that one. After that (for that particular dungeon) I changed my leader so that I was a pokemon that knew discharge.

Excitable Boy
3rd January 2010, 6:58 PM
One trick for Houses is if you suspect the next room of being a Monster House (abnormally large amount of Gummis/TMs), you can lead your teammates back to the previous room, set them to "wait there," and enter the room on your own. Then, run back to the previous room and take on opponents one at a time with help from your teammates.

Silverninetails
4th January 2010, 3:18 AM
I actually find it easier to get through a House when I spawn inside of one, since I don't have to waste time shoving everybody else into the room.

That is especially when your team-mate has a move that hits the 8 tiles around him/her.

In Zero Isle, it's a different story..DX I'm currently doing a rescue, and I just HAD to get a dungeon where I spawn into a Monster House twice.. And I found a way to escape Monster Houses when you're alone, but it's quite luck based. If you spawn right inside a monster house and is directly aligned to a corridor with no pokemon in between, just use a Pounce Orb to exit. That saved me from the first Monster House.

Torosiken
4th January 2010, 7:11 AM
warp seeds fail a lot when you have stupid partners that think they can take on monster houses
at least you can save your stupid partner... use it on your partner
you are the one who going to battle them or run away.

Lorde
4th January 2010, 7:14 AM
I hate Monster Houses. I almost always run right into them when:

1) I'm on a mission to escort a Pokemon to a location
2) I have low HP, PP, and not many items

I tend to have a Pokemon with Heat Wave or another wide-range attack but recently even those attacks tend to either miss or deal weak damage.

Birds of Paradise
4th January 2010, 8:38 PM
at least you can save your stupid partner... use it on your partner
you are the one who going to battle them or run away.

How about using a warp seed and then a rollcall orb.

BlueMew7
5th January 2010, 1:02 AM
Monster houses are very easy if you have a very accurate move that hits all enemies in the room. To make this easier, have one of your partners, or your hero use sweet scent to lower all of the enemies evasiveness. Now, you can use your ominous wind/powder snow/heatwave/whatever move you use to sweep monster houses.

Silverninetails
5th January 2010, 2:56 PM
Powder Snow is the most reliable,especially if you're doing rescues in the lower levels of Zero Isle. Use an Articuno or Jynx. Works wonders.

Torosiken
5th January 2010, 3:20 PM
How about using a warp seed and then a rollcall orb.
your partner gonna dead first...
how bout use a quick seed before it?


Powder Snow is the most reliable,especially if you're doing rescues in the lower levels of Zero Isle. Use an Articuno or Jynx. Works wonders.
blizzard is way better!
glad I am skitty ^^ ;300;
can use shock wave~
can use blizzard~

Silverninetails
5th January 2010, 3:25 PM
blizzard is way better!
glad I am skitty ^^ ;300;
can use shock wave~
can use blizzard~

Blizzard is more inaccurate. Furthermore, I am talking about Zero Isle. It's hard to find a Blizzard TMin there. However if you have a high-levelled team, Blizzard is good too. I had it on my Empoleon in a deleted file in Time.

Extreme Floatzel
5th January 2010, 3:44 PM
Discharge = dead pokemon

DYLANJON
6th January 2010, 9:51 AM
My saddest tale...

One time in surrounded sea, best exploration ever, lots of gummis, closing in on a successful mission, everything was going awesome, until i stumbled across the 3RD monster house in that place, and annoying killer-machine kingdra used agility, i had low hp at the time, and i used a totter seed on tentacruel, but it moved towards me, and Stupiddoublekillermachine Octillery used water gun and killed me. :( saddest ending, i was 1 floor away!

Nightlingbolt
6th January 2010, 10:21 PM
Normally, I would find other people's misfortune hilarious (and I still kind of do (yeah, I'm an *******)), but I've been where you were when it comes to Octillery. I would NOT like to be in Surrounded Sea in an Octillery's garden!

(Bonus points to whoever gets my Beatles reference.)

john stewart
10th January 2010, 1:48 PM
my first monster house was in amp plains(I died)
the girafarigs used agility and the plusels & minuns used helping hand

Lorde
11th January 2010, 9:20 AM
Discharge = dead pokemon

Lol if only I was so lucky :p

Almost everytime I use Discharge or moves similar to it, they miss.

Raddaya
11th January 2010, 9:27 AM
I always wear a X-Ray Specs and my leader is Charizard.

*spots huge collection of items*
*makes a beeline*
"It's a monster house!"

Charizard used Heat Wave.

*insert insane XP here*
*collects all the items and dances*

(s.i.e)
11th January 2010, 11:44 AM
the first thing i have to think about when i get in a monsterhouse is: free EXP
i allways carry items so i don't have much trouble winning them.

Esteban252
11th January 2010, 6:59 PM
Not a problem at all for me, my Pikachu has discharge and Darkrai has Omnimious Wind, so i wipe them out in less than 2 turns, but they were a problem before :S

GlaceonLover1
11th January 2010, 7:27 PM
Well, i'm in Spacial Rift on Time, and about 7 times today I have been caught in a monster house. I'm stressed out as my team (sigh) on ly consists of Me, Beth the piplup and my poke' partner , Joe the charmander. It's hard although I notice that whenever im in a monster house there is always a lot of gummi's.

Esteban252
11th January 2010, 7:30 PM
Oh, also the House Avoider IQ works a lot, but i still go into the monster house though xD

Viiinc
11th January 2010, 7:55 PM
Oh, also the House Avoider IQ works a lot, but i still go into the monster house though xD
I always put this IQ skill of, I love monster houses if I have a room affecting move.

Esteban252
11th January 2010, 7:57 PM
I always put this IQ skill of, I love monster houses if I have a room affecting move.

Yeah i love them too, but i still keep the IQ on

Viiinc
11th January 2010, 8:02 PM
Yeah i love them too, but i still keep the IQ on

Why? Do you go in the monster houses, get all the items, and put it off afterwards?

Esteban252
11th January 2010, 9:39 PM
Why? Do you go in the monster houses, get all the items, and put it off afterwards?

Nah, im just too silly to put it off xD
You can still enter them even if you have the IQ, the IQ just stops you 1 tile before the monster house, you cant avoid it at all

Nixoth
13th January 2010, 4:44 PM
i always hated being in monster houses that have pokemon that know gility, because if they are in the back, unable to hit you, they will just sit there and spam the move. i end up just sitting there, waiting for my turn to do something, hoping they dont knock me out

Esteban252
13th January 2010, 4:49 PM
i always hated being in monster houses that have pokemon that know gility, because if they are in the back, unable to hit you, they will just sit there and spam the move. i end up just sitting there, waiting for my turn to do something, hoping they dont knock me out

You mean agility right?
But yeah that IS annoying :/

Nixoth
13th January 2010, 4:50 PM
oops, yeah it might help to actually read my post before posting

GlaceonLover1
13th January 2010, 6:39 PM
Spacial Rift Monster Houses are the worst. I mean their pokemon are too tough for my lil Piplup- although it is level 65. I'm still stressed from where 4 Blue Gummi's and a reviver seed lay- and i couldn't get it.

Splapp
13th January 2010, 6:42 PM
I liek counting foes in a monsterhouse.

Most I've had was 16 in a 5x7 room :O