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  1. bwburke94

    "Patterns" in Pokémon generations

    Yep. You'd likely want a Ghost out to avoid being hit by Take Down, and no Ghosts were immune to Sandstorm damage at the time.
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    What if every core series Pokémon game was released in November?

    Dexit being planned for SuMo is a reasonable assumption, because non-regional Pokémon barely appear in those games. If we assume that Island Scan and the Nugget Bridge homage were late additions, the only evidence against this theory is the stuff at the Battle Tree.
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Or, from XY onward, Feint and Feint Attack.
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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    To keep with the topic of Unovan first gyms, Striaton Gym is basically a check on "do you have the gift monkey from the Dreamyard", making it one of the worst boss fights conceptually. The only other thing it shows off is the rework to Pickup, which isn't really that relevant in-game with how...
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    Research How many Pokemon are obtainable in each title?

    Emerald's 212/213 discrepancy is either the second Lati or the second Moon Stone evolution. Because the second Lati in non-Japanese copies of Emerald requires record mixing, it shouldn't be included in the count.
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    All Gens Past Gens Research Thread

    By your logic, we'd also have to blame either all freezing moves or all thawing moves in Gen I on-cart play. (Yes, I'm deliberately invoking a fallacy to make a point.)
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    All Gens Past Gens Research Thread

    I feel it better for Gen 2 to add a desync clause to cover any future desyncs, despite the only current desync being on an unviable move. But that's not the point of this thread.
  8. bwburke94

    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    That's not an error. All five of those evolutions are naturally obtainable pre-credits without any trading, so the HGSS Johto Pokédex was expanded from 251 to 256.
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    The important part here is that Let's Go is noncanon.
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    "Patterns" in Pokémon generations

    Until Gen VIII: Every previously existing Pokémon and move will be coded into every game, even if inaccessible at launch.
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    In-game tier list policy discussion thread

    The problem with tiering BDSP is that it just feels like an easier DP. Aside from the obvious drops of Bidoof and Wingull because HMs no longer exist, the tiers would be almost exactly the same.
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    Playthrough Elusive Pokemon

    Veilstone is the fourth gym in Platinum, not the third. Still vastly better than its availability elsewhere.
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    The only required HMs were Cut (BW) and Surf (B2W2). They don't have official badge requirements, but there's no way to get Cut in BW without the HM, and acquisition of Surf is tied to story progress. I'm not sure if you can skip anything by trading over a Surfer to B2W2.
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    Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    This, of course, is because it isn't permanently gone from your save file if it's used in PvP!
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    Resource RBY and GSC Illegal Movesets

    According to this list, Crunch + Teleport is legal on Arcanine, but illegal if it has... Teleport? Which it already has? I suspect you listed Teleport twice by accident.
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    And as a reminder, BDSP released on a Friday. Anyone who bought it physical (as I did) is likely to be in that situation.
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    Mons that fell off HARD in-game with repeat appearances?

    If everything is nerfed, nothing is.
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    All Gens Mechanics Differences Between Generations

    Speaking of Ditto, in what generations does a transformed Pokémon revert to its non-transformed stats when leveling up? (Already known to happen in Emerald and presumably the rest of Gen III.)
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    Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    According to Bulbapedia, it was 10 slots each in Generation IV. Are they correct?
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    Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    And on that note, what exactly triggers Keldeo's change to Resolute Form in SwSh? Is it as simple as "have Secret Sword and complete a battle"?