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I got Moon from my brother and just started it
Posted: Posted January 26th by Speed Bike Pro

What should I expect? All I've done so far is run my ass up and down route 1 and catch some fuckers for my team. I've gotta say that I love the variety of Pokemon so far, I kinda forgot Ledyba even existed. It's a nice mix of old (Caterpie/Ledyba) and new (bird thing/Yungoos). It's definitely gonna take a minute to adjust to the 3D world tbh.

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moon is the truth and the light

the beginning has a bunch of tutorial/introductory stuff and interrupting you with cutscenes and such, which annoys some people, but it lets up before too long

your mom gave you a looooot of money at the start, so you can feel free to be like me and spend most of it on clothes :J

when it introduces you to Pokémon Refresh (the ability to pet your critters), you'll never need to use status healing items after battle again. Stuff like paralysis can be cured with a little affectionate rubbing. If you pamper them enough (not even a whole lot, really, though you can't do it all at once) that pogey might dodge extra attacks, survive blows that would KO it, or enjoy other helpful bonuses.

once you get Fly, you'll have access to Poké Pelago, where you can get access to (among other things) the ability to plant berries and pick them anytime, anywhere. I started planting Sitrus Berries when I got there and before long I had free after-battle healing on the go for life.

Posted January 26th by Pirate_Ninja
Pirate_Ninja

Yeah, I'm pretty stoked for Hau and Lillie to both get off my dick about going places and doing things. Hopefully that's soon.

Pokémon Refresh


I thought this was too good to be true but I've already healed my Pokemon from poison a couple times, guess it's not.

Posted January 26th by Speed Bike Pro
Speed Bike Pro
 

Yeah, I'm pretty stoked for Hau and Lillie to both get off my dick about going places and doing things. Hopefully that's soon.


Oh, get used to it. This game is linear to the extreme, and the NPCs hold your hand all the way through. All those side paths you want to explore? Nope! Unless someone tells you to go there or gives you permission after beating them, you aint going.



Posted January 26th by Wild Luxray
Wild Luxray
 

It does feel like they ease off towards the midgame. It's also made easier by the fact that once you've progressed they let you freely explore everywhere behind you

Posted January 26th by Moonray
Moonray
 

Yeah, I do remember all of us discussing how annoying the early game can be with the hand-holding. It gets MUCH better as the others stated above.

Also, Battle Tree is AMAZIN

Posted January 26th by Axem Metal
Axem Metal
Need someone to tuck you in?

Quick question since I'm so rusty: let's say I give a level 20 Growlithe a Fire Stone to evolve, does he ONLY get to learn Extremespeed after that or does he also keep Growlithe's learnable moves?

Posted February 1st by Speed Bike Pro
Speed Bike Pro
 

Just got to the third island and my team looks like:

Lv.30 Brionne
Lv.29 Toucannon
Lv.29 Butterfree
Lv.30 Pikachu
Lv.28 Growlithe
Lv.31 Leafeon

(Pika and Growlithe are why I ask about the stone evolutions)

(also half my team is gen 1 lul)

Edited February 1st by Speed Bike Pro
Speed Bike Pro
 

If you evolve a Pokemon with a stone, it can no longer learn the majority of the pre-evolution moves.

So yeah, Arcanine could ONLY learn Extremespeed.

Looks like a good team.

Posted February 1st by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
formerly KM8

@Speed... No Espeon?

Posted February 1st by Moonray
Moonray
 

Espeon is forever the cutest but I like Leafeon's moveset better tbh. Leafeon is awesome because I can just sit there and soak up tons of damage and just get it all back from Giga Drain and Synthesis.

However, I did just finish catching 7 more wild Eevees so that I can eventually have one of every kind.

Edited February 1st by Speed Bike Pro
Speed Bike Pro
 

I'd suggest leveling up your Growlithe until it knows all of the moves you would like from Gen 7, then evolving to Arcanine. Afterwards, use a Heart Scale to relearn Extremespeed (which is learned at level 34); you'll get the best of both worlds

Posted February 1st by Axem Metal
Axem Metal
Need someone to tuck you in?

Some mid-game thoughts:

  • Team Skull SUCKS BALLS. I was talking about this with my brother and they really make me miss the days of Team Rocket. There is just nothing menacing or intimidating about them: it's quite the opposite, actually. Whenever I see those goons doing that cringe-inducing walk towards me, I know that I'm in for an intense battle of one-shotting their single Pokemon. Whooping their ass doesn't feel rewarding, it's just a nuisance.

  • Hau SUCKS BALLS. I don't want my "rival" character in a Pokemon game to be a sperg obsessed with stuffing his fat face. I want him to stop following me around. I want him to stop healing my Pokemon before we fight. Remember when rivals would just show up at the end of a random route and bend you over? Fuck man, that was GREAT. Hau is not great and his team sucks. Also, he's literally copying me; we both have a Pikachu and Leafeon. Mine are much better and cooler, though.

  • Fishing SUCKS BALLS. I actually really dislike how you can only fish in certain spots. The whole thing just feels tedious to me. For example, casting out in a spot that is producing waves and then the game says nothing is biting. Fuck you, game! But then when something does bite, it's just a Wishiwashi for the 82nd time. I've given up on trying to catch all these semi-rare water Pokemon.

  • I'm enjoying everything else. The trials are a tad.................. strange sometimes but I like the concept of boss Pokemon. Ride Pokemon are a nice replacement for HMs. Professor Oak has an awesome tan.

  • Edited February 3rd by Speed Bike Pro
    Speed Bike Pro
     

    Fishing SUCKS BALLS

    This

    Posted February 3rd by Jahoy Hoy
    Jahoy Hoy

  • team skull is totally supposed to be a joke though, what with the overblown street talk, attitude, gestures, and all that. I liked them because I didn't take them seriously; they're a ragtag bunch of faux-tough punks.

    GUZMA IS YOUR BOY AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT




  • Hau sucks shit and I hated his stupid Raichu that's faster than like 98% of Alola creatures. I'm not really a fan of the "friend" character they've had in recent games to battle you every so often (Gladion is the one officially considered to be your rival). And in related-to-Hau news, shut the fuck up about malasadas I don't care I'll never eat one and I regret any time I accidentally examined a TV screen because it's always some shitty malasada review because that seems to be the only thing anyone watches on these dumb islands. OH MY THE SPICY MALASADA IS SPICY AND DELICIOUS THAT'S INCREDIBLE PLEASE GO ON


  • fishing is...eh. I appreciate not needing to wonder if I'm missing out by not looking all over every last bit of water. If you want a rare encounter, slowly approach a bubbling spot (they respawn in the same locations if you leave the area and return) and save next to it before fishing. If you get an item or common encounter, soft reset and try again. You can get rares without the bubbling animation, but the odds are way better with it (like 10% instead of 1% in many cases IIRC).

  • Posted February 3rd by Pirate_Ninja
    Pirate_Ninja

    Only thing that I've been motivated to fish for so far is Dhelmise. I'm also bummed that it was so late game...and only could be found on one fishing spot in the entire game. Granted it was a.spot where it was very easy to reset the splashing

    Posted February 4th by Jahoy Hoy
    Jahoy Hoy

    I got a Japanese Dhelmise from Wonder Trade one day - it was the first time I'd ever seen the thing and most people would just (re)gift garbage 'mons, so when the mystery ball popped open and that emerged, it was a total "YOOOOOOO WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!" moment. I think that was the only rare fishing encounter I didn't get for myself.

    Posted February 4th by Pirate_Ninja
    Pirate_Ninja
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