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    Things that make me grind my gears in Pokemon:

    Opponents who abuse status moves a lot, it gets annoying really fast.
    Getting affected by status conditions like burn, paralysis, poison and sleep. Ugh...
    People always requesting Level 9 and under Legendaries on the GTS.
    Being forced to use a useless HM on a good Pokemon or swap something for an HM Slave.
    Opponents using berries that weaken a super-effective move, I see them used way too often in the PWT.
    Berries that trigger in a pinch, they can catch you off-guard if you're not expecting it.
    Battling a strong Trainer and you can't seem to land a critical hit on them.
    Fishermen with 6 Magikarps, they make me rage just as much as Marriland does.

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    What really grinds my gears is the Dream World. I just want a Pidgey! Is that too much to ask?!?! ;_; I hate trying to find specific Pokemon there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoySceptile View Post
    What grinds my gears is that they gave Carracosta 3 possible abilities, and Archeops got 1, which has no benefit whatsoever.
    Because that one ability on Archeops is more than enough since Defeatist helps balance out Archeops's hig stat spread.

    I don't get why Fairy is hated a lot, many wanted a new type for a while and now there complaining on the possibility of a new one, can't people just make up their minds?


    Quote Originally Posted by Mai Linna View Post
    What really grinds my gears is the Dream World. I just want a Pidgey! Is that too much to ask?!?! ;_; I hate trying to find specific Pokemon there.
    Their are other ways of getting a Pidgey. Plus if your hunting one just for its ability, I highly advise you shouldn't since all of its abilities are crap but no one is stopping you from what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hikari10Girl View Post
    Things that make me grind my gears in Pokemon:
    People always requesting Level 9 and under Legendaries on the GTS.
    This, for real. What are they trying to do? Clone? Show off their Pokemon? I don't know but it is infuriating. I really hope some sort of GTS search option for only finding people asking for Pokemon you actually have is made available.

    That's Captain lead developer to you.

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    The fact that gym leaders are getting weaker. There is no reason the eighth gym leader should have less than five Pokemon.

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    People who write pokemons is extremely annoying. I know it's petty to care so much about it, but it is the most annoying thing I see at these forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantavanda View Post
    Always replacing like 3 of your team members with hm idiots like surfers, flyers, and strenghters and rock smashers.
    And also, searching hours in the GTS but always finding that the people want legendaries under level 9...
    Oh yes, that is VERY boring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBaby View Post
    Event Pokemon

    They are the bane of my enjoyment of Pokemon. They annoy me more than all the other things related to Pokemon that annoy me, combined.

    The events are hard enough to make it to most of the time. But once you go to one and get the Pokemon, you only have it until you start a new game. Then you lose it! What sense does THAT make? You go somewhere like New York for an Event Pokemon, only to lose it when you start a new game? It forces you to never start a new game on the cartridge you have the Pokemon on! If the battery dies, or your data is erased, guess what. You're SOL! What kind of deal is that? Best case scenario, you have the Pokemon and never start a new game again. Now you have to go out and buy a whole new copy of the game, just to be able to play through the storyline again!

    Why can't they just put all the Pokemon on the two versions of each Gen that come out, or make it so when you get an Event Pokemon, it's hard coded into the game, so you can at least keep it when you start a new game?
    This, this, forever this. THIS.

    Event Pokémon are infinitely more accessible than NY Pokémon Center Celbei was, but that's not saying much. For one, they're distributed by a fairly ubiquitous wireless signal now. Before, they had to be physically downloaded onto the cart. And even then, we miss out on some of the really cool event only 'Mons that Japan has gotten, like say Rayquaza with V-Create!

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    What grinds my gears? Friggin' wild Tranquills in Gen V. First turn, they use Taunt, so there goes my idea of poisoning or burning it. Then they keep using Protect and Roost. VERY annoying when training my Pokemon, since it drains their PP so easily. If my Pokemon is slower than it and unable to 2-shot it, it's basically screwed.

    Also, walking into a shaking patch of grass to find an Emolga or (worse) Dunsparce instead of an Audino. I got my hopes up for gaining a lot more experience, but no... Running into a fully evolved Pokemon like Unfezant or Whimsicott is usually tolerable, since they tend to give out a lot of XP too.

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    Honestly?
    Certain gym puzzles.
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    Monster Houses in PMD Games. Those are my only gear-grinding experiences I have with them.




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    Ya know what really Grinds my Gears??

    When your Pokemon are asleep and your versing a Metapod and they get 5 turns of pure Harden.
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    I really hate it whenever a move misses. I'm looking at you, Focus Blast. It only hits 4 out of 10 times, so its accuracy should've been 40, not 70.




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    Oh how I hate the GTS because of those people asking for all the legendaries. They really need to install a system to get around this! I also hate that I can't get all the pokemon in the one game. However if they fixed the GTS I would be happy with being able to see them all so I can ask for it on the GTS. It's not a very good system at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azimuth1011 View Post
    Monster Houses in PMD Games. Those are my only gear-grinding experiences I have with them.
    Even worse: monster houses while escorting a Pokemon. UGH.

    That's Captain lead developer to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Even worse: monster houses while escorting a Pokemon. UGH.
    Even more worse- Monster houses in the PMD games with Agility spamming Aerodactyl/Stupid double attacking Unburden Drifloon/Drifblim while doing an escort mission.

    Not a nice experience. At. All.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkKnightFalls View Post
    You can just trade it to another game and then restart...
    Alot of people bring this up, and to me it's a terrible argument. Here's why.

    I only have one DS. I'd have to buy another DS to trade it. And then I'd have to buy another copy of the game or another version. Basically I'd have to own the same game twice, and have 2 DS systems. Keeping an Event Pokemon is expensive...

    Why wouldn't I just let someone hang onto the Pokemon for a few minutes? Because I wouldn't trust anyone with something like that.


    That's why Event Pokemon grind my gears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBaby View Post
    Alot of people bring this up, and to me it's a terrible argument. Here's why.

    I only have one DS. I'd have to buy another DS to trade it. And then I'd have to buy another copy of the game or another version. Basically I'd have to own the same game twice, and have 2 DS systems. Keeping an Event Pokemon is expensive...

    Why wouldn't I just let someone hang onto the Pokemon for a few minutes? Because I wouldn't trust anyone with something like that.


    That's why Event Pokemon grind my gears.
    Usually you can get used copies of a game for pretty cheap; just use the spare one as storage or get the opposite of whatever version you're playing and alternate between them whenever you want to restart.

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    Trainers in Gyms who don't have Pokémon who's type isn't relevant to the gym. I went through the Canalave Gym on Diamond and there was a trainer with an Azumarril. So if you send a fire type out to counter steel types you're gonna have a bad time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endolise View Post
    Usually you can get used copies of a game for pretty cheap; just use the spare one as storage or get the opposite of whatever version you're playing and alternate between them whenever you want to restart.
    The point I would make is this. YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT! They should just let the player keep Event Pokemon when they start a new game.

    It isn't that hard to do. It's two, MAYBE three lines of code per Event Pokemon, telling the game to keep that Pokemon at a given level whenever the player starts a new game. I could do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersmew View Post
    Trainers in Gyms who don't have Pokémon who's type isn't relevant to the gym. I went through the Canalave Gym on Diamond and there was a trainer with an Azumarril. So if you send a fire type out to counter steel types you're gonna have a bad time.
    LMAO! I'd never payed attention to that.

    And, what grinds my ears? Monsters houses on PMD. Even under normal circumstances (aka: my pokemon being at high-levels) it's a pain to get through it.

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    I hate it when my pokemon is evolving and some guy comes over and presses b. I worked so hard to make the pokemon evolve :[
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    People who'll purposely disconnect to avoid losses in Wifi battles. Is protecting their "precious record" really worth selling out their dignity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersmew View Post
    Trainers in Gyms who don't have Pokémon who's type isn't relevant to the gym. I went through the Canalave Gym on Diamond and there was a trainer with an Azumarril. So if you send a fire type out to counter steel types you're gonna have a bad time.
    The thing is that Diamond and Pearl had a crappy distribution at the time. This sorta situation occurs with Flint's DP team as well. Either that or it was programmed to counter Ground and Fire Pokémon that you thought would help you throughout the gym.

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    Flint and Volkner's DP teams had very few of their specified types. This does sorta grind my gears.

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