Just wondering. I may be restarting my game when I replace my charger for my DS. Just got Platinum yesterday, and only got so far, but I already made the biggest mistake, which was leveling my starter so high and moving on so quickly that all my other pokemon were weak. I haven't played these games in over 8 years, since like 2nd grade, and thought it'd be cool to get back into playing with these things, haha.
So I was thinking. In the older days, I would always catch a Pidgey first thing after my starter, so that I had a Flyer. But I really hate how Starly looks in this game. I used to hate Zubat, and never raised one before. Is Starly any good once it reaches it's final evolution, Staraptor? Or is Crobat better. I used the Sinnoh Dex thing on the main Serebii.net site, and noticed that Crobat can learn fly, which is mainly what I get a Flyer for.
Also, would it open up weaknesses to have a Togekiss and a Crobat/Staraptor on the same team? I noticed that Togekiss can Fly aswell, and I remember from the old games that the best strategy was 1 of each type, and a maximum of 3 that were dual-types.
Also, being new to this generation. I looked through some of the threads here, and the stickies, and noticed a lot of stuff about EV, IV, Natures, etc. and was wondering what this was all about?
The last game I played was the 2nd gen (def buying the remakes) and all I remember was that you had to just level them up, and nothing else. How do natures and these EVs and IVs come into play?
Thanks guys, I appreciate you helping a new guy to the forums.