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  1. I thought you meant the candy would spawn after exiting the tower for the first time, but it only seems to spawn after jumping down the hole in the ground. You could get the candy before Titania too, but after that you still need to climb the vines again and go to Titania again. Or is there another way I'm missing?
  2. With reference to this topic: The sticker event where you need to save the boy from a Drifloom on a windy day is free after city restoration. This means we can always pick up this sticker. So we would pickup: 1. Jasper ward girl 2. Apophyl Academy tv girl 3. Lost guy in underground railnet 4. Injured teleported woman from spinel town in Chrysolia Forest 5. Agate city ice cream/pokedoll/air ballon boy 6. Ametrine city MissingNo 7. Lost boy windy weather sticker event after restoration Since we only need 6, we could skip one. I see two possibilities: 1. If it's raining in Spinel Town, skip the injured woman sticker event. Instead, do the other ones like you would normally do and then after Ciel pick up the Lost Boy Drifloom Sticker in the Lapis Ward. 2. If it's not raining in Spinel town, do the injured woman sticker event. Skip the sticker event with the MissingNo Computer in Ametrine City. As a replacement, pick up the free sticker in Lapis Ward after restoration. The second option would work out very well since you don't want to take the center in Ametrine City because of teleport. If the injured women sticker event isn't fixed, you can decide mid run what to do.
  3. Damn this is actually amazing lol. I didn't realize this at all, I figured the event was unchanged despite the renovations. I loaded up a savegame and you're right: Despite this, it would still be very helpful if the injured women sticker would be changed so that you can always collect it.
  4. Hey everyone, I was discussing the Reborn Speedrun route with @bloo123 Earlier in practice I came across a significant problem in the speedrun route. It has to do with the Stickers we collect during the run and the weather patterns. If someone could explain the weather patterns in more detail that would be great. From my understanding the weather patterns shift every 8 hours. Is this from 00:00 - 7:59, 8:00 - 15:59 and 16:00 - 23:59? I also understand that the weather patterns vary for different regions. If it's clear in Reborn City, it can be raining in Spinel Town, snowing in Ametrine and hailing in Agate City. This is where the problem arises. In the speedrun, we pick up 6 stickers in order to gain access to the 8th floor and buy X-items. The time investment to get the stickers is definitely worth it as the x items make later fights much much better. The stickers we pick up are: 1. Jasper ward girl 2. Apophyl Academy tv girl 3. Lost guy in underground railnet 4. Injured teleported woman from spinel town in Chrysolia Forest 5. Agate city ice cream/pokedoll/air ballon boy 6. Ametrine city MissingNo The issue lies with the 4th sticker: the injured woman Chrysolia Forest. She is in need of medicine, which we give her after beating Serra and collecting the medicine that's meant for Anna. Afterwards she goes back home in Spinel Town and waits outside before the pokecenter. You can talk to her later and collect the sticker. But if it's raining, she will not appear. This is a huge issue as you cannot collect the sticker and you cannot change or manipulate or influence the weather without breaking the speedrun rules. (you'd have to mod the weather using mods, cheat, set your PC time or date differently, all of which is banned) I have had this happen in practise once and now Bloo123 also had it happen. We are wondering if this could be fixed. We were thinking maybe the women can be moved to the pokecenter if it's raining or altogether so you can collect the sticker at anytime. The weather doesn't seem to play any part in this event. It is not like the windy event where the boy from the lapis ward gets lost to the beryl bridge and is attacked by the drifloom, which is an event specifically triggered by the weather so we're not asking to change that. Just the injured girl event. If this were to happen in a speedrun, it would occur like 3 hours in, which would be very sad. You'd have to either do the windy weather event, which is unlikely to be possible, or the route 1 sticker event, which means a 20 minute time loss not to mention money spent on honey and repels, or the final sticker which is only available before Hardy basically so it wouldn't be realistic. I hope a simple fix can be made to make the injured women appear at any time. either in the pokecenter or in a different house in Spinel Town. I realise that it is very likely to be not a priority whatsoever, but we wanted to bring this up anyway. Thanks for reading!
  5. Yeah that would def. be interesting. I had noticed differences as well but never quite linked them to who gets kidnappend. Figured other choices like giving Blake the Ruby Ring would also impact that. Very interesting and def something to consider!
  6. I was testing to see what would happen if you teleported to Fiore Mansion after beating Taka. I decided to start from after beating Terra so to do the Taka split over with the changes (picking up Life Orb). The strat used in PB is: 1. Taka fight. · Main Blaziken (should be lvl 73/74) with charcoal Pay Attention to Blaziken’s level. The level cap is 75 and there are 3 fights coming up. · X-attack · Heal PAR · Fire punch Klefki, · HJK Minior, · Flate blitz Gliscor · HJK Exeggcutor, · FP Chatot, · HJK Komala Blaziken should be lvl 74 after You suggested having Wide Lens here. Unfortunately this means the Gliscor Flare Blitz isn't guaranteerd to KO. But I think the odds of not getting the range are better than the odds of hitting 3 HJK's at 90% so wide lens > charcoal would still be worth it. This is with the following Blaziken btw: Ok after beating Taka, if you exit the Water Treatment Center and use teleport to Teleport to Fiore Mansion, nothing basically happens. The meteor event isn't triggered yet. You have to move down to start the Florinia and Julia cutscene, which makes sense because you also get fly from Florinia.
  7. Teleport A big thing is that teleport strats would save a lot of repels and thus money. This could be beneficial to the rare candy situation. Teleporting doesn't take very long: menu + small animation. -after beating cain, getting nidorina, catch natu, teleport to grand hall and go to orphanage a lot faster Like the idea of first beating Cain and then going after Nidorina and Natu. The teleport location would be set to the Grand Hall as you fought Fern there and leveled Ampharos and Meowstic. Catching Natu after Nidorina is perfect. You would have to deposit Mightyena as well after Shelly though. (blaziken, meowstic, ampharos, carvannah and nidorina who you pick up and then natu that you catch). This also means teaching Rock Smash to Blaziken or Flaaffy. I suppose Flaaffy can learn it here? You only need it for the rock before the Beryl Cave. After that it is again needed in Pyrous Mountain and in the Wasteland if you do the tunnel-detour to get the focus sash, but we can skip that. You do however need it to get back to Reborn City because there's a rock smash rock blocking the way back (unless I miss something). I suppose you could simply heal at the Coral Ward center after the Cain fight and then go through the wasteland, fight Fern (Blaziken solo), heal and fight Aya immediatly after and then teleport back. BUT you would be missing the heart scale pickup. EDIT: does not work, the teleport location is set to the wasteland because you enter there in order to fight Fern/Aya Doesn't matter if you use the healing machines or not. Anyway, Blaziken's moveset at the time of teaching Rock Smash is: - flame charge - blake kick - bulk up - double kick. No tm moves here and basically all are needed. Ampharos' moveset here is: - Power Gem - Electro Ball - Thunderwave - Thunderpunch You suggested teaching Cotton Spore instead of Thunderwave, which is a decent idea but does Ampharos outspeed or even survive Dittoarceus to be able to pull cotton spore off? And is Sharpedo guaranteed to outspeed at varying IV's? (you would want 20+ in any case but you do sometimes take less because of speed boost...) Maybe there's a strat in which we can x special D + light screen in order for sharpedo to tank 1 hit from Arceus. Anyway back to Rock Smash. I suppose Electro ball or Tpunch can be replaced with Rock Smash. After you have Nidorina you can always teach rock smash to Nidorina. -after rescuing heather from the orphanage, teleport to grand hall to train sharpedo for crunch not much faster Teleport would be still be GH. I can see how it's faster. -after beating shade, teleport to grand hall and go to coral to meet up with amaria somewhat faster I can also see how this is faster. You would have to back track a little bit to the underground railnet, but def faster than going through the Beryl and Jasper Ward again. After talking to Victoria you could even teleport again back to the Grand Hall to continue your quest to the Coral Ward. After the meetup with Amaria in the Coral Ward, teleport back to the Grand Hall. -after finishing blacksteam factory, teleport to grand hall and go to apophyll not much faster I think it would save a little time. -after beating cal, teleport to apophyll and fight victoria+kiki not much faster I think it would save a little time over escape roping. Here you would need to teach Rock Smash to Nidorina most likely. -after rescuing cain at azurine island, teleport to apophyll somewhat faster I think it would save some time. -after beating aya, enter and leave OTS After Aya (see rock smash discussion above) you'd get the calcium, and heart scale. You then exit the Wasteland and go to the Department Store. You can stop by the Onix Trainer School and set your teleport location there for sure. Then you'd do the Yureyu bit, the railnet puzzle, get the house key, open the door in advance and save the sticker dude and teleport back to the trainer school. Stop by the move tutor, go back to the Obsidia Ward, stop by to collect the sticker and continue on to Tanzan Mountain. Perfect. -after finishing yureyu and underground railnet, teleport to onyx ward for move tutor a lot faster See above -enter and leave belrose manse and go fight serra An important part here is to not enter the pokecenter in Spinel Mart. This can easily be done. You shouldnt take too much damage on this split and can heal anything off. -after getting ana's medicine, teleport to belrose manse somewhat faster Def good, saves 2-3 repels as well -after escape roping from tanzan mountain when you finish meteor base, teleport to belrose manse not much faster Also good, saves 2-3 repels as well -after beating radomus, train ampharos at grand hall for thunder+dragon pulse After Noel we go through Route 1. I'd first go to Vanhanen Castle, do the Cain fight. Teleport location is set to Vanhanen Castle, so teleporting here isn't an option. We would go through route 1 all the way to the Nature Center, pick up the Wide Lens. Then we would go through the Grand Gates and do that whole section. I don't believe you can teleport in there. After that and some shopping, we go with Radomus/Gardevoir/Cain back to Vanhanen Castle where we fight Radomus. Teleport location is again set to Vanhanen Castle so we can't teleport to the Grand hall. You would go with the crazy Taurus to the Grand Gates and from there to the Grand Hall and continue. After saving Luna from the Subseven Sanctum, you cannot teleport from there to the GH. You also cannot teleport from 7th street. So you'd have to exit 7th street. Teleporting from there to the GH or the Lapis Center is almost certainly slower so you would go to the crazy Taurus again to transfer you to Vanhanen Castle this time. -after beating luna, leave the cave and teleport to grand hall and take the route 2 tauros to agate somewhat faster This works but I think we'd have to time this. -after beating blake, teleport to fiore mansion and go to the circus to fight terra a lot faster So here we would center and set our teleport hub to Agate Circus. We would make our first trip to Fiore Mansion through route 2. That sets our teleport hub to Fiore mansion. We would go back to the Circus. After beating Samson, we go back to Fiore Mansion but our teleport hub is again set to the circus so that unfortunately doesn't work. Once again at Fiore mansion, our teleport hub is set to Fiore Mansion. We would go through Ametrine Mountain and through route 3 with Aya and the rest until we reach Calcenon City where we fight Charlotte. I suppose you could go through all this without healing. Not taking the center in Calcenon preserves the teleport hub at Fiore Mansion. After Charlotte, you'd not center. Blaziken should still be alive and kicking. You would revive and heal Sharpedo to use it to destiny bond the Pulse Avalogg. Then pick up the light shard to heal to full. Then go to Ametrine City. You would do the Sticker event here but not take the center. Do all the battle leading up to Blake, your team is auto healed because of the double battles. After Blake you would teleport back to Fiore Mansion. From there, back to the Circus it is. This also means skipping the first puzzles in route 2. This is great! I wonder what happens when you set your Teleport Hub to Fiore Mansion before doing the whole Water Treatment Center gig. so after beating Taka, you would teleport to Fiore Mansion. Does this trigger the Meteor assault event? Do you skip talking to Julia and Florinia and the cutscene? I'll test this. -after beating ciel, swap natu for pidove for fly(natu can't learn fly) For sure, it is very unlikely that natu becomes xatu.
  8. Just a new post for clarity's sake: The rare candy list is very insightful. The reason I didn't pick up the one in the Dr Connal's personal torture (or fetish) establishment is that I actually didn't know about it. - Rare Candy (rock top of the upper left elevated area) - tourmaline desert *** (optional) Do you have an image for this one? - Rare Candy (at the bedroom, after the battle with Titania) - once upon a somewhere I knew about this one, but it takes some time to go back there instead of simply jumping down the holes to exit the gym. I believe there is another rare candy here, but I'm not sure. Maybe we're talking about the same one. E: we're talking about the same one: It just takes a bunch of time to exit the gym now. You can't escape rope or teleport unfortunately. There is another Candy in Malchous Forest after the restoration of Reborn we could consider: But it's quite slow to pick up as you have to go through the forest first, jump some ledges and then exit again. You could do this on the way to Victoria when assembling the team for the Devon Mission. Alternatively, if there are any Adrienn-helpers here, it could be a way to combine it. __________________________________________ Speaking about Dr. Connal. Something maybe worth looking into is the Story split that determines who gets kidnapped and who you fight early. Currently we fight Sirius early. This is mostly because Sirius' team at the Belrose Mansion was incredibly hard to deal with when doing the primative routing/testing. Dr. Connal's team is relatively easy, whether you fight him first at the treatment center or later at the Belrose Mansion. Sirius' team at the treatment center is annoying for sure, but it's manageable. The different outcomes are: 1. Fight Dr. Connal in Yureyu Building & go up in Belrose Mansion -> Laura Kidnapped 2. Fight Dr. Connal in Yureyu Building & stay downstaris in Belrose Mansion -> Noel/Anna kidnapped 3. Fight Sirius in Yureyu Building & stop Sirius in Belrose Mansion -> Shelly/Charlotte kidnapped 4. Fight Sirius in Yureyu Building & stop Dr. Connal in Belrose Mansion -> Saphira kidnapped Currently, we go for option 4. This results in Saphira getting kidnapped and you going with Laura to rescue her. This turns out not to be needed though, as Saphira breaks free on her own, taking down the two meteor guards guarding her cell. In the other scenario's this is a forced double battle. The EXP isn't really needed. Money isn't an issue, so this fight seems redundant. Considering the changes made since originally routing this, maybe an alternative scenario would be faster. It's just very difficult to estimate this. ______________________________________ On more or less the same subject, the story split in which you either win or lose against Solaris on Mt. Pyrous is another thing that can be looked into. Maybe Florinia would be a better partner later in the Fiore Mansion Gauntlet. I don't really think so though. Also considering the time it would take for Garchomp to KO your entire team, it seems like this would be slower overall. _______________________________________
  9. Very nice! The current heart scale route has 7 heart scales when at the move tutor: (using your list) 1. Heart Scale (1st container right-above the Name Rater house at 2nd Street) - lower peridot ward2. Heart Scale (at the end of the alley) - north peridot alley3. Heart Scale (bush at the upper left of the park at the Main Street) - obsidia ward4. Heart Scale (upper left rock left the down-ladder, at the small area coming from B3F Right Area) - grand stairway b2f 5. Heart Scale (space 7 spots left and 2 spots down the 5th rock) - beryl bridge 6. Heart Scale (toxic bush right from the 4th set of tubes) -  byxbysion wasteland 7. Heart Scale (from the Move Relearner after giving her Keys back) - onyx ward This allows for the 4 moves being taught at the move tutor: - Fire Punch - Flare Blitz - HJK - Aqua Jet I agree, Aqua Jet is probably not necessary. Things like this are usually because of prior routing when the next sections weren't routed yet so it's always difficult to imagine what you'd need. Same goes for a lot of the item pickups too. Not teaching Aqua Jet is fine. It frees up a heart scale slot so to speak. You could teach Dragon Pulse earlier. I don't think this adds much though. Zap Cannon is also possible (lol). Something that could be interesting is Counter on Nidoqueen. Anyway, assuming we save it: you then have 4 left, which is enough for 1 nature change when in 7th street on the Luna Split. In the time between, we pick up more heart scales: 1. (5 total) Heart Scale (lower left yellow-blue flowers in the 6th flower ring) - tanzan cove 2. (6 total) Heart Scale (rock lower right the train at the bottom hidden path) - chrysolia forest (during Serra split-(I forgot about the lost train heart scale in my latest run) 3. (7 total) Heart Scale (space left the bush right from the 3rd Hiker) - route 1 This allows for 2 specific nature changes. You then have 1 heart scale. left. After this, I didn't look into more heart scales much. There are indeed these two, I included them in an earlier route I think but there was no good option for a third I believe back then. i. (2 total) Heart Scale (space left the mountain wall between the 2 big trees at the lower right corner of the area up the 1st stairs) - route 4 *** ii. (3 total) Heart Scale (grass patch up the bonfire after the 1st stairs on the right path) - route 4 **** (take the right path going up route 4, avoid line of sight) This leaves 4 more: iii. (4 total) Heart Scale (grass at the top end of the gym, after Adrienn battle) - coral gym *** (should be here)iv. (5 total) Heart Scale (pink flowers left the upper left waterfall pool) - fiore gym *** v. (6 total) Heart Scale (space 6 spots down the before last train scrap middle lower left the area) - 1r253 scrapyard *** (do you have screenshots of this one btw? - always good for reference) vi. Heart Scale (space 4 spots right and 7 spots up from the rock up the entrance) - route 4 area 1 *** (needs rock climb, optional) The last heart scale should not be needed. With these additional heart scales you could do an additional two nature changes. This could be useful for sure. They're easy and fast to pick up. Traveling to 7th street however is kinda slow, but not that bad. There's also another heart scale at the Glass Work Station (iirc): ____________________________________________ I'm not sure how Blaze Torchic/Combusken works out. I've noticed in many fights speed boost is just needed. It's difficult for me to estimate how this would work out, also considering you need to be at 1/3 or lower of your HP. I don't usually like being at this low HP. There are always things to consider like priority moves, random switches etc. _____________________________________________
  10. Hey, I saw your posts coming in the past couple days and just wanted to say that it's really cool to see someone so invested in the run and to come up with a full essay of ideas, improvements and feedback. Unfortunately I am really busy with work atm so I don't have the time to try a bunch of your ideas out and do other testing. I will hopefully have more time soon. For now things that stand out are: - Natu with teleport, I considered teleport at some point but only thought of the Abra in 7th street which I then concluded was not worth it. I never considered Natu! This could be really big for sure. The only thing I think about it the pokemon party. If you have natu then you probably don't have Mightyena. Mightyena is used for strength and rock smash, but I suppose these moves can always be taught to either Nidoqueen or Sharpedo over Sludge Wave / Surf / Waterfall / Dive. Definitely see a lot of use for natu. - Wide lens, I was looking for ways to improve Serra and came across the wide lens at some point. Since it's not available before Serra I ditched the idea and never considered that it could be extremely usefull for HJK... Fuck Brick Break. Defenitely 100% usefull as well. Also considering the teleport strats, you would pass through the nature observatory. - Misty Terrain. Bobelle always said Misty Terrain would be OP, even back when we were literally doing runs to Shelly and you weren't even close to having it. I can defitely see a lot of use for this in combination with Prankster and the Amplified Rock. I don't think the sidequest with the daycare people will be worth it, however it could be done when going to the Coral Ward to meet Cain/Amaria and then going immediatly to the Factory afterwards. Getting the train candy on the Serra split is def 100% faster, I forgot about it in the last run I did. - Life Orb. Can def see this item becoming very usefull to make certain damage ranges perfect. Things to always consider though: The Reborn AI varies based on a lot of factors, including the stats of your Pokemon. Radomus is a perfect example, it is quite a weird fight. I've seen at least 6 variations to this fight, some of which I was unable to win at all. Awesome contributions, thanks a lot and cheers!
  11. It's not a full evolution line but I've made some custom sprites over time for some of my favorites. Don't get me wrong though Reborn shinies are amazing, just wanted to change it up a little. No need to convince Ame at all, but if people like them feel free to add them on your own.
  12. Thanks! Here's the backsprite as well:
  13. If you want to you can add your own custom sprites in the game. If you open the folder where you installed Reborn, and look for the "Graphics" folder and then inside that folder the "Battlers" folder, you can find all the sprites being used by the game. I'd make a backup of this folder before changing anything. If you want a different sprite for shiny Ditto, you can change 132s.png (shiny ditto front sprite) and 132sb.png (shiny Ditto back sprite) in that folder. I did this for example in my casual playthrough with a few sprites, one of which being Volcarona: Regular (Reborn) shiny: Custom Shiny:
  14. You should upload your savefile and post it here. See here:
  15. You can buy them in the grand hall, where you first picked your starter Pokemon and fought Cain and Victoria here:
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