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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1440 on: January 22, 2008, 11:32:45 am »
Yeah, I've really gotten into EV training. Pokemon are vastly more powerful everytime; my Alakazam's Special Attack is through the roof, My Scizor is actually pretty speedy with a hot Attack to match. I'm doing my Snorlax and Elekid right now.

A question regarding that, one of the Pokemon I intend to train and use is a Lapras; but it's stats are spread out almost equally. Whilst with other Pokemon it's always been clear that I should concerntrate on thier 'dominant' stats; how should I do this? An even spread, or biased? 
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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1441 on: January 22, 2008, 12:16:28 pm »
All depends on Lapras's move pool and/or usage then.
If Lapras has a lot of decent special moves, Sp.Att and Speed, but if you prefer using Lapras as a wall, either focus on Def and HP, Sp.Def and HP or Sp.Def and Def. I prefer (Sp)def + HP. You just check which opponents Lapras is going to have to block (Mostly Electivire), in this case Electric pokemon, most trainers have an Attack-based electrivire using thunder punch (They only focus on one own type move for STAB), thus you should EV train Def and HP.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1442 on: January 22, 2008, 04:25:08 pm »
I got a shiny Spinda which I got the hard way back on Ruby I have transfered it to Diamond though. I have tried chaining witht he radar best I got is like 30 odd in a row before the chain was broken no shineys showed up. It was a good way to spend a train ride if you can get a chain going you can spend an hour working on it. Problem is with on the train is if the chain breaks half way through a good run you don't have enough time to start another.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1443 on: January 23, 2008, 05:45:04 am »
I usually take my time and try getting a 40; since it stops getting higher odds afterwards. When hit the 40 reach (And having odds of 1/200) I usually keep resetting the radar.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1444 on: January 23, 2008, 10:38:32 am »
You mean the improved odds of finding a shiny depend only on your max chain for that species, and not that you're currently in a long chain?

I really have trouble with the Pokedar. Right now I'm looking for a Loudred - any Loudred - up in Mount Coronet. Any advice on getting pokedar unique pokemon to show up?

EDIT: Got one. Woo!

EDIT: Actually, I think I get this. Rarer 'mon do appear in brighter grass. Getting fifty steps and re-using pokedar doesn't end your chain, and shiny odds peak at a chain of 40. I've got a long bus ride due tomorrow, so I might have a crack at nabbing a shiny or two.
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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1445 on: January 23, 2008, 07:18:01 pm »
I generally take my time with it often when in doubt reset my radar and often you you been going long enough you don't have to walk far as the battery is charged. Still you sometimes get the chain breaking for no good reason at all. Like I said my best Chain is about 30 in a row. Some grasses seem easier than others I find chaining outside the iron works easy also where the Doduo appear is easy as well.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1446 on: January 26, 2008, 09:21:09 am »
I find white flashing grasses easiest, as they suddenly peek, and you will see atleast 3 white patches and 1 less flashy patch.


Woot, shiny ditto.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1447 on: January 26, 2008, 09:49:00 am »
Do shiny dittos because shinies of what they mimic?
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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1448 on: January 26, 2008, 10:52:04 am »
Don't know... I should test that out.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1449 on: January 27, 2008, 11:57:06 am »


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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1450 on: January 27, 2008, 01:01:02 pm »
So, on the topic of my shiny Beldum friend.....


He just hatched a SHINY MUNCHLAX. This is my favourite Pokemon, ever. And he's giving me it for free!

Soon, I'll replace my regular battling Snorlax with one that is shiny. I was so annoyed that it is not overly different.
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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1451 on: January 27, 2008, 01:13:25 pm »
Back in Gold/Silver/Crystal, if you bred a shiny ditto with another pokemon, the chances of the poke comming out of the egg being shiny were of 1/64, any idea if that's also true for D/P?
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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1452 on: January 27, 2008, 01:23:21 pm »
Nay. It stopped being true with R/S/E.

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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1453 on: January 28, 2008, 05:28:08 am »
Back in Gold/Silver/Crystal, if you bred a shiny ditto with another pokemon, the chances of the poke comming out of the egg being shiny were of 1/64, any idea if that's also true for D/P?

i heard it was 1 out of 6... not sure though.
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Re: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
« Reply #1454 on: January 28, 2008, 07:53:43 am »
Nay. It stopped being true with R/S/E.

Mister C, you have the luckiest friend on Earth. Steal his seven-leaf clover.

Yup. More so considering it takes forever to breed and hatch Munchlax, and he was only doing it so he'd have a bunch of Munhclax to trade away. He, apparently, has many.

But seriously, two awesome shinies in a few weeks?  No chance.
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