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  1. Paperblade

    Druddigon location (SOLVED)

    It's a somewhat uncommon encounter inside any of the caves along Route 3
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    X% Hype!!! [E18 Dev Discussion Thread]

    There's a lot of obtainables to look forward to for E18/19, even though a vast majority of pokemon are available. 22 TMs ~22 Z-crystals (excludes legendaries) 30 Mega stones (excludes legendaries) 14 Pokemon families either unobtainable or from a limited event (again excluding legendaries), 15 if you count Lycanroc-Dusk which I think is going to be included? I know Ash-Greninja isn't because Ash Last two department stickers Choice Scarf Life Orb Fire and Ground Memories for Silvally We get some of this from Rock Climb if E17 datamining info is still accurate: Life Orb, 5 pokemon (Axew, Jangmo-O, Larvitar, Dratini, and Deino), and 2 TMs (one on Azurine Island and one on the path up to Pyrous Mountain). Two more TMs are going to be from Hardy/Saphira, one in this episode and the other in 19 (Rock Slide/Dragon Claw are the only Rock/Dragon TMs remaining)
  3. I was able to clear the game up to the end of E17 (including beating Solaris at Pyrous Mountain) with just a single team of six--never used a single other pokemon in combat, didn't breed, no in battle items (healing/X-items), and no mix event mons so stuff like Stufful, Panpour, and mystery egg were ruled out. I also chose not to use Torchic because that's easy mode. I also allowed for a non-combat pokemon to Fly because everywhere you can Fly to has a PC right there. Team was: Incineroar: One of the best starters and will only get better when E18 gives it Double Kick by levelup and tutors. Intimidate was the only thing that let me beat Garchomp. Fire/Dark STAB is great, especially since a lot of good Dark types are locked behind the mystery egg, are very frail ('Doom and Sharpedo), or just come later than Shade where having a good answer was most important for this (Alolan-Muk and Krookodile). Fire is just straight up one of the best types in Reborn, if not the best. Roserade: Traded EXP and Budew coming with three 31 IVs guaranteed makes this a monster. In challenge/efficiency runs like this, Roserade pretty much immediately invalidates what little consideration of a Grass starter existed. Moves like Toxic and Leech Seed are boss for single enemy encounters like Solaris, PULSE Avalugg, Mewtwo, and PULSE Swalot, on top of its good offense from Giga Drain (and sometimes Venoshock). It also has other options like Grassy Terrain and Technician Hidden Power but I never utilized the former and my HP typing was something bad (I think Bug). Bibarel: I only picked this because I wasn't sure if Roselia and Torracat would be able to duo the game up until I got Espurr and I needed something to Surf/Dive/Waterfall in the overworld. Pretty much every decent or better Water type is either a starter, comes from a mix event, or is after Kiki which is fairly late. This was probably the least useful of my combat mons, but Strength/Waterfall/Aqua Jet/Swords Dance is not completely horrible with Simple. tbh I'm still not sure if it was necessary. I know I used it in some important fights but it's possible I could've just played better. Meowstic-M: One of the best early-mid Psychic types thanks to its 104 Speed and Psychic. Eats through huge portions of Kiki and Aya's teams with ease. Fake Out allows it to stop Shelly's Illumise from Rain Dancing. I grabbed it from the Lapis Alleyway since I banned mix events, but if you get the early one, with Psyshock and the Twisted Spoon this will also OHKO 4 of Corey's mons. However, the real draw to using this long term is Prankster. Meowstic-M gets access to Reflect, Light Screen, and Misty Terrain by level-up, and can learn Sunny Day/Rain Dance via TM. Thanks to Light Clay, Amplifield Rock, Damp Rock, and Heat Rock (3 of which are pretty common from mining or can just be bought at the department store fairly cheap, with an Amplifield Rock being under the grand stairway), you can pretty much disable whatever is annoying you about a fight. Don't like Terra's field? Misty Terrain. Don't want Titania setting up Aurora Veil on turn 1? Sunny Day. Want to nerf Charlotte's STAB? Rain Dance. Want to let your pokemon set up? Reflect/Light Screen. Mine ended at level 49 so apparently I didn't even use Misty Terrain. Magnezone: Not much to explain here. It's good. Thunder Wave makes Arceus and Mewtwo slow enough that other things can easily outspeed them (although it conflicts with Toxic). It didn't really stand out in any battle except Adrienn, which is fine 'cause I mostly picked it to have something good for that fight, since my big win condition is quite bad there. Flygon: Earthquake/Rock Slide/Dragon Claw/Dragon Dance is pretty much all you need. Gets traded EXP. Sets up on lots of things then sweeps, or can just spam Earthquake. Beats up Samson, Ciel, Charlotte, Amaria, and others. This thing is insane, and its power made me comfortable picking both Bibarel (who falls off) and Meowstic-M (who hit level 50 for Misty Terrain then mostly stopped getting exp) aftermath of amaria battle If you allow for even just one extra mon, using Kricketune as an early carry opens up a lot of options. Allowing for mystery egg and other mix events also gives a ton of choice because Stufful and about a quarter of the mystery egg mons are absurd (Toxapex, Excadrill, Azumarill, Ninetales) and several others are still really good (Volcarona, Breloom, Staraptor, Lycanroc, Haxorus, Gengar, Starmie, Bisharp, Togekiss)
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    Dev Blog | V11 Status Thread

    if only...
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    Dev Blog | V11 Status Thread

    I think anyone who dislikes Melia prefers try to escape
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    Zangoose isn't obtainable in Route 3 (it might have been before but as of E17 it's not). You either have to do the hide-and-seek event or find it as a 10% encounter in the alleyways in neoreborn
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    Battle items axed? Magnemite axed?

    Yeah, the e18 scoreboard. It got updated again this morning @GGLL Mag's not really a one trick pony, it has good offense and its utility moves are really useful. Sturdy just guarantees it will always be able to utilize at least one of them, with the exception of Charlotte since it's the combination of doubles vs. fast pokemon who have a type advantage over it. A one trick pony to me is something more like Meowstic-M who will just suicide lead by throwing up screens or changing the terrain/weather then fainting. You might be right about alolem being nearly as good (I haven't seriously attempted to use it, I used Graveller as filler once to just selfdestruct on things)--it has about the same power as Magneton and Thunderpunch + Rock Blast->Stone Edge are good moves. The main downside is it's a lot slower (Magneton isn't fast but it will outspeed some stuff especially from random trainers, while Golem is struggling down at 45 base Speed) so it's a lot more reliant on Sturdy, secondarily being it doesn't really have utility moves--it has Stealth Rock but I've never found hazards very useful in single player except to break sashes/sturdy since the AI doesn't switch much. But to compensate for that it actually gets a decent suite of other attacking options (Explosion, Heavy Slam, Brick Break, +Superpower/Fire Punch tutors in E18). When E18 hits I'll have to give it a serious shot.
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    Battle items axed? Magnemite axed?

    Alolachu is okay, especially with support for it since Pichu can come with Nasty Plot and STAB Psychic is great to have, but it's really frail and its 95 special attack starts to rear its head as the game goes on. Emolga is another Electric type that makes for good filler, Acrobatics is an amazing move for that point in the game and Nuzzle+Electro Ball are also awesome. I mentioned Steels because there are actually a good amount of strong Steel types, they're just all really late. Making Magnemite's availability closer to them makes it more of a choice in what you want to use between Steel types, since stuff like Lucario, Bisharp, Excadrill, Aggron, Metagross, Durant, or Escavalier all have their merits that aren't just "Well, it's faster than Magnemite but loses out in every other aspect." The issue is most Electric types are just kinda bad, unless Magnemite is delayed until E18 content when we get Mega Amph and Megamane that won't really change so I'd just end up not using an Electric type at all. They're just too frail and most of them lack the power or coverage to contribute outside of KOing things weak to their type. On top of that, the Magnet is one of the latest type boosting items accessible (ties with Pixie Plate, only Dragon Fang is later), so Electric types in general are at a disadvantage for a big portion of the game unless you're lucky enough to get a Zap Plate from mining. Galv is alright, Amph is alright, Rotom is good but incredibly late, Vikavolt and Electivire's evolutions are unnecessarily late. @GGLL What makes Mag so good is that even though it won't sweep a fight like Blaziken or Flygon, it will always contribute in some matter because of Sturdy (except for like one fight vs. a mon that ignores it). Even if that's just trading 1 for 1 with something it can nuke, paralyzing something like Mewtwo or Arceus, or laying down Electric Terrain to get rid of insane field effects for several turns.
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    Battle items axed? Magnemite axed?

    I hope Magnemite is only being pushed back to around Luna; it offers good role compression but it's not broken (unlike Stufful/Bunnelby/Trapinch) and isn't a huge fan of the Fighting->Fire->Ground gym train. Plus, this is around when you start getting other really good Steels through non-mystery egg RNG means. X-items are dumb and I'm glad to see them gone. Moxie Mightyena sweeping Shade because a single X Speed makes it faster than everything he has is a crime "battle items axed, magnemite axed, see you next week" from today's dev blog
  11. wrt mansion: Yes, I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be the same. wrt Melia, there's general spoilers in here but I've double spoiled everything that's past the end of Blacksteeple where your other playthrough is
  12. The rants are the best part of the series, and I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the rest of the game since it only gets... weirder from here. I'd be interested in your thoughts on boss fights in the manner you mentioned
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    Pokemon Reborn Walkthrough Discussion

    The choice item from the hiker is obtainable after adrienn iirc, but it requires clear weather.
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    Beginner Questions

    Trapinch is obtainable before the sixth gym via trade. It should be moved back next version because dragon dance makes it insane but devs might disagree Roggenrola is from an event before the 9th gym. You'll want to breed it and use the egg due to a quest much later in the game, though. It used to be obtainable in the wild in previous versions where it didn't have sandstream
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    Amoonguss quest

    Your guess is right, you need to invest in azurine island