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    Shiny Pokemon that are only a shade darker or lighter than their normal forms.

    I've been considering doing some shiny hunting, and I've been scouting out targets. In my research, I've found so many shiny Pokemon that seem afraid to deviate from their initial color scheme. We need more shinies like Shuckle, where the color change is blatant yet the colors still fit the Pokemon, and Slugma, where the color changes actually reflect another quality the Pokemon could be related to, in this case hardened magma.

    Using fifth gen as an example, we have the Oshawott line, all 6 elemental monkeys, Basculin, all forms of Deerling and Sawsbuck, and every Pokemon of every form in the Kami and and Tao Trio that, if I was just looking at one without a comparison, I wouldn't be able to tell which was shiny and which wasn't. Heck, after looking over all of the fifth gen shinies, the best ones are Genesect (who's event exclusive), Haxorus (whose shiny form is given away), and Garbodor.

    Some shiny forms are unique, but just plain ugly. Things like a green Ursaring and a salmon-pink Absol are just straight-up hideous. In Gen VI, I really hope they spend more time making shinies look appealing.
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    One of my problems with the fan base, is that so many people are so anti change. A lot of arguments people make against things like an MMO or any new interesting idea, are just something like "It's not what pokemon is meant to be, why change it now" or "Pokemon has never done this before, better just stick with the formula". I know pokemon shouldn't stray too far from what it is, but I find it frustrating how people are opposed to pokemon trying something unexpected.
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    -One poképroblem is that whenever I try to use the Masuda Method, I can't seem to get a shiny. I had one at one point, but I accidently pushed the power button of my 3ds (thought I saved) and that caused me to restart all that I've done much to my annoyance...

    -The tier system and the teams in general that most people use. I've gotten a bit of crap when I was at that one pokémon tourney all because I have 3 "nu" pokémon in my team (I did win, the first five matches so HA! to those who battled me then) I mean, the teams are pretty much uncreative and hardly anyone uses the pokémon they like... They're really good if you just take five minutes to come up with a good stategy, or something unique to make that one pokémon become a force to be reckoned with.
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    ^Amateur shiny breeder huh?

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    I'm pretty sure it's something that'll annoy me so IGNORE!

    Crobats, really, onlything they're basically great at is just chipping you down with super fang. It's just a flying rattita
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    Flareon being consistently shafted, movepool-wise. I'm surprised that it still cannot learn Flare Blitz, not even by event. The whole Fire/Fighting facade is kinda a bit stale, too, I'll admit, and I do hope that Fennekin finally changes that.

    The last PokéProblem I have is more of a Smash Bros. variant -- Pikachu players that literally do nothing but spam Thunder. I mean, it's extremely easy to handle/counter, but repeatedly hearing, "PIKA! PIKA! PIKA!" without anything different throughout the entire match nettles me quite a bit.

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    The lack of trainers to fight to train against the elite four in the Sinnoh region.

    Terrible shiny forms of pokemon (Seel, Persian)

    Unnecessary evolutions of various pokemon (Dusknoir) and pokemon that deserve an evolution (Dunsparce, Luvdisc)

    Elite four/Gym leaders using items/getting multiple critical hits

    Having 680 hours on a game and never seeing a shiny or getting pokerus (Just my unlucky Sapphire :c)

    Rarely used Hidden Machines (Flash, Defog). I could pull up a map online of the area and navigate myself without the use of the hms/wasting a moveslot in my party pokemon

    I'm sure there's more that I could think of, but these are just a few that just appear from the top of my head
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    For me, they would be-

    -How Basculin is so overpowered in the early game. Early in Black, my team, even my Servine, was nearly wiped out by one Basculin. I even used one shortly, and it seemed to destroy everything. It was Adamant, though, so I'm not surprised.

    -Elisa, both in Black 1 and White 2. I struggled so badly with her, it took ages for me to actually beat her.

    -Unfair GTS trades.

    -The fact that the patch of grass near the flute-player in the Village Bridge has Pokémon more powerful than the larger patch near the entrance. You want to train in a place closer (In my opinion) to the place you can heal, and all of a sudden, level 59 Bibarel. It nearly even took out my level 52 Sawsbuck, Artemis, with Take Down and Super Fang. So annoying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiruria View Post
    - I see a shaking patch of grass. Ooh, an Audino! I'll use a Pokemon I'm having a really hard time training. What, my Pokemon fainted against it? There goes lots of potential XP gained...
    I often find it annoying when they put me to sleep with Secret Power or use Attract on me. Sometimes it forces me to switch, which means less EXP on what I was training.

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    - No daycare available before beating the champion in Black 2/White 2
    They are actually the first main Pokemon games to do so since the introduction of breeding. I felt kinda disappointed when I heard about that tbh. It forces me to trade eggs over from my other games.

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    When you trade away a really good pokémon for another poke, just for it to have the crappiest stats one could find
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    Rare Pokemon only appearing when I'm not looking for them, and vice-versa.
    Suddenly getting stuck/bored of the game, and then it's like your life just crashed into a wall and you go ""
    Ash's Pikachu that should be a super powerhouse level 100 with skyrocketing stats is suddenly losing to Patrats as soon as they hit a new reigon
    How your Pokemon refuses to eat more Pokeblocks
    Running out of items
    Paralysis ALWAYS IMMOBILIZES YOUR POKEMON
    The First Rock-Type Gym if you chose a Fire starter
    Really long battles happening when you have to save-- RIGHT NOW.
    Wondering whether to restart or not when you're bored with the game, because you want to start new, but you also don't want to just delete your game data like that
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    the difficulty spike between gyms 6 and 7 in B2/W2

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    The fact that this thread is basically replaced by the "What grinds your gears" thread -_-

    Ragequiters... when my Samurott, Cacturne, or Blissey beats you, just take your loss with dignity
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    Water types being too slow unless you have swift swim, which is banned, I think
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    People who quit when you beat over WiFi, it should count as a win imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoroark1998 View Post
    Water types being too slow unless you have swift swim, which is banned, I think
    Yes swift swim is banned unfortunately -_-

    People who that bash other people who don't use pokémon because it's "not for completive play"
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    There are a lot of thing that the Pokemon fanbase uses for arguments, mostly nostalgia, that really bugs me. Mew and Arceus did completely different things and aren't comparable, but there are so many Pokemon fans who seem to misunderstand what "ancestral being" means and therefore hate on Arceus simply because Mew came first. However, these Pokemon did completely different things! Arceus created the Sinnoh, possibly the entire Pokemon world. Simply a place for the Pokemon to live. Mew, on the other hand, created the Pokemon to inhabit the world Arceus had created, therefore making Mew the ancestral being, while Arceus is simply the one who created a world for the life Mew is the ancestor of.

    So... I guess that's a general thing overall, and the Mew and Arceus thing is just one example of things I see people say and/or do that really irritates me, but I think with just that said, and avoiding a long and horribly drawn-out post, this should be understandable enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *~Silver*~ View Post
    There are a lot of thing that the Pokemon fanbase uses for arguments, mostly nostalgia, that really bugs me. Mew and Arceus did completely different things and aren't comparable, but there are so many Pokemon fans who seem to misunderstand what "ancestral being" means and therefore hate on Arceus simply because Mew came first. However, these Pokemon did completely different things! Arceus created the Sinnoh, possibly the entire Pokemon world. Simply a place for the Pokemon to live. Mew, on the other hand, created the Pokemon to inhabit the world Arceus had created, therefore making Mew the ancestral being, while Arceus is simply the one who created a world for the life Mew is the ancestor of.

    So... I guess that's a general thing overall, and the Mew and Arceus thing is just one example of things I see people say and/or do that really irritates me, but I think with just that said, and avoiding a long and horribly drawn-out post, this should be understandable enough.
    Couldn't have said it better. Besides, when did you ever see an ACTUAL fan of Arceus? Especially from the since the pokémon dream world contest, Arceus was getting so much hate because he's "overrated" unlike a certain pokémon *cough* Charizard *cough* I mean, for all the hate Arceus has gotten, that'll make him an underrated pokemon
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDaikenki View Post
    Couldn't have said it better. Besides, when did you ever see an ACTUAL fan of Arceus? Especially from the since the pokémon dream world contest, Arceus was getting so much hate because he's "overrated" unlike a certain pokémon *cough* Charizard *cough* I mean, for all the hate Arceus has gotten, that'll make him an underrated pokemon
    Exactly. Fans of Arceus are almost non-existent because of the "Mew came first" argument that, when you look at the evidence, is completely invalid. And there are so many people who call him overrated, but what they mean is broken. I'll admit that with the ability to change into any type with the simple switch of an item Arceus is pretty broken, however since you can only switch items outside of battle, it's not as bad as it seems.

    And yes. Deal with fan-boys. Charizard is the most overrated Pokemon to hit the face of the Earth.

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    My pokeproblem: I am doing the Masuda Method and I currenlty have 4 boxes full of non-shiny Skitties

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    When Red's pokémon landed a critical hit on the mine (Was my last pokémon lrft and was out of potion) that was really frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *~Silver*~ View Post
    Exactly. Fans of Arceus are almost non-existent because of the "Mew came first" argument that, when you look at the evidence, is completely invalid. And there are so many people who call him overrated, but what they mean is broken. I'll admit that with the ability to change into any type with the simple switch of an item Arceus is pretty broken, however since you can only switch items outside of battle, it's not as bad as it seems.

    And yes. Deal with fan-boys. Charizard is the most overrated Pokemon to hit the face of the Earth.
    Completely agreed Arceus is not that bad of a pokémon, compared to Mew, he's one of the Most balanced pokémon in existence. Another thing that bothers me is how much competitive battling has became almost an elitist sport. I mean, it's always about the stats or how the pokémon looks that people become obsessed with. I mean, If I want to use a Samurott or a Cacturne in a OU tier match, that's my business only. I like the pokémon and that's all that matter. I'm getting tired of the crap people give me for using a certain pokémon because it's "outclassed" or "not for competitive play"

    Also to the people who hate on the new gens because it's "not a real pokémon" or "unoriginal". Let me ask you this, what makes it unoriginal? Describe what a "real pokémon" should be like? "What makes the other gens bad compared to first gen? If the 5th or 3rd gen starters were used for 1st gen, you will be saying the same bloody thing. I mean what makes a group of cracked eggs better than "ice cream" or a pile of purple sludge better than a living pile of garbage, or a suicidal pokéball to a chandelier that burns your soul?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDaikenki View Post
    Completely agreed Arceus is not that bad of a pokémon, compared to Mew, he's one of the Most balanced pokémon in existence. Another thing that bothers me is how much competitive battling has became almost an elitist sport. I mean, it's always about the stats or how the pokémon looks that people become obsessed with. I mean, If I want to use a Samurott or a Cacturne in a OU tier match, that's my business only. I like the pokémon and that's all that matter. I'm getting tired of the crap people give me for using a certain pokémon because it's "outclassed" or "not for competitive play"

    Also to the people who hate on the new gens because it's "not a real pokémon" or "unoriginal". Let me ask you this, what makes it unoriginal? Describe what a "real pokémon" should be like? "What makes the other gens bad compared to first gen? If the 5th or 3rd gen starters were used for 1st gen, you will be saying the same bloody thing. I mean what makes a group of cracked eggs better than "ice cream" or a pile of purple sludge better than a living pile of garbage, or a suicidal pokéball to a chandelier that burns your soul?
    Oh yes. People hate on the ice cream Pokemon and the garbage Pokemon while using the argument, "it's unoriginal" to describe many Pokemon that they don't like. There is absolutely nothing that makes Muk the blob any more unoriginal the Garbodor. In fact, I'd that that Garbodor was a pretty creative idea. Then the ice cream? Admit it. That ice cream cone is not only good in battle, but it's pretty cute too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *~Silver*~ View Post
    Oh yes. People hate on the ice cream Pokemon and the garbage Pokemon while using the argument, "it's unoriginal" to describe many Pokemon that they don't like. There is absolutely nothing that makes Muk the blob any more unoriginal the Garbodor. In fact, I'd that that Garbodor was a pretty creative idea. Then the ice cream? Admit it. That ice cream cone is not only good in battle, but it's pretty cute too.
    Though I'm not that great in using them in battle, they are quite decent pokémon. Ever since the 5th gen starters were released, the internet was overloading with popularity for "Smugleaf" (Snivy) and hatred for "Wotter" (Oshawott). I mean, what's wrong with the otter? It's the most balanced out of the 3 starters, have decent stats and a good movepool. Why hate on the 2nd otter pokémon since Buizel? Samurott has been a great use for me in battle, especially in OU matches. It gets hate because it's "derpy", a "piplup clone", or "doesn't look like its pre evos" *cough* most bug pokémon and others*cough* I mean, if you just spend 5 min using the pokémon, you'll see how good it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDaikenki View Post
    Though I'm not that great in using them in battle, they are quite decent pokémon. Ever since the 5th gen starters were released, the internet was overloading with popularity for "Smugleaf" (Snivy) and hatred for "Wotter" (Oshawott). I mean, what's wrong with the otter? It's the most balanced out of the 3 starters, have decent stats and a good movepool. Why hate on the 2nd otter pokémon since Buizel? Samurott has been a great use for me in battle, especially in OU matches. It gets hate because it's "derpy", a "piplup clone", or "doesn't look like its pre evos" *cough* most bug pokémon and others*cough* I mean, if you just spend 5 min using the pokémon, you'll see how good it is
    Oshawott is actually my least favorite of the Unova starters, but I can't call the people who like it because of their in-game experience with it those who like just another overrated Pokemon. If that's what the Oshawott fan-base were like then I wouldn't call it overrated. However, it seems to me that a lot of fans say they like it because it's "super cute". The reason they think it's super cute is because it's always being drawn in chibi, which I think is an overused art style anyway. The only thing I see truly cute about Oshawott alone are it's freckles. However, Samurott is an awesome Pokemon, and I told my friend to name her's Neptune after the Roman name for Poseidon, the god of the sea.

    My favorite of the Unova starters is Snivy. While many call Snivy overrated I don't quite think it is. The concept is really cool, demonstrating the theory that snakes used to, possibly, have arms and legs before evolving in what they are today. Snivy was unique in that concept because most starter Pokemon's concept was only in the final evolution, rather than in Snivy, where it involved the entire evolution line. Snivy also has proven to have very good speed and attack stats. So it's a Pokemon I like to use in-game as well. So, I can't call Snivy overrated, but I can very much call Smugleaf overrated. I'm sorry, but "Smugleaf" was just dumb and I can't believe that was how Snivy's reputation started out.

    However, Tepig is awesome and is by far my favorite Fire/Fighting starter to use. Blaziken is broken, Infernape is a copy-paste unbroken version of Blaziken and Emboar is different than them both. Plus, Emboar is a pig, and, in my opinion, pigs are cooler than mutant chickens and monkeys combined.
    So basically, my argument for Emboar is mostly personal stuff without much solid evidence, but I can't bring myself to say I even care. I like Emboar more than the other two, and that's that.
    Either way, another Fire/Fighting starter and I'll face-desk myself to death.

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