Things in the Games You Want to Try
Pokemon games have lots of mechanics, moves, Abilities, items, etc that make battles and such interesting. There are a LOT of combinations out there. Some are devastating while some are utterly pointless. But have you ever wondered what happens if you get some of those combinations to face off?
My starting example:
Arceus has the Multitype Ability. Its type changes depending on the Plate held, and so does its sprite. There are 18 sprites (not 17) in the 4th Generation games, 1 for each type and 1 extra that I'll mention later.
So, what would happen if something was to use Soak on Arceus? Would its type change to Water along with the sprite as if the Splash Plate was held? Or would Ability Multitype trigger and change the type back to what it was before Soak was used?
If you have any answers to these questions or have questions of your own, let's share them and literally "see what happens" if you do certain things with certain Pokemon.
135: "You play wifi random matchups?"
Me: "Being undefeated is fun."
135: "That's nice, but how many were against those who actually knew what they were doing?"
Me: "More than you'd think. I face one noob player per every two pros. But the point is, I'm undefeated against other RNGers."
135: "Perhaps. But the real fun comes from facing other pros in full scale 6 v 6 with no restrictions. That's where everything goes."
Moral of story: Random matchups can be fun and interesting, but a full scale 6 vs. 6 can be an epic clash where both sides bring everything they have into the field, including gimmicks, dedicated counters, and emergency responses.