:grin:Congratulations to all of the contest winners! Your stories were just amazing.
1/27/2013 1:16:49 PM
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1/8/2013 3:32:23 PM
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Based on what I have seen, I cannot say for sure that we saw any Gyms or Elite 4 chambers, but we probably saw at least one. Also, X and Y may be the games where a Dark Type gym is incorporated, making a first for the type specialization of Gym Leaders.
1/8/2013 5:43:32 AM
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So exciting. Thank you Marriland for telling us about this announcement! Now I can prepare myself for a whole new experience that "pops out!"
1/5/2013 2:00:53 PM
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I was first exposed to Pokémon while the Cartoon Network marathon of all of the Pokémon episodes that had been shown to that date was occurring. I was immediately captivated by how cute the animated creatures were, and how they were all very intelligent. I asked for a Pokémon game, and got Pokémon FireRed. I started playing right away, and ended up very confused within moments. However, I did not despair. I pulled through and continued playing. Within days, I was hooked. Being very young, I could not understand all of the strategy involved at first, so I struggled with my Bulbasaur. However, as the months of playing progressed, I began to develop somewhat of a sense of strategy.
I ended up getting Pokémon Sapphire within a few months of starting FireRed. With some experience already on my belt, I instantly noticed how much easier it was for me when I began playing. With a decision to start with Torchic, I quickly found out how Pokémon such as Gardevoir would work much better than a Linoone. I began to make a varied team that included Pokémon such as Swellow, and made sure that I did not make the same mistakes that I did in FireRed, such as evolving an Eevee into a Flareon. I entered many contests, and learned how the proper choices will lead to success. I also found that it was better to logically compare the moves that a Pokémon had with one that it wanted to learn and then choose which one would give me the best strategy and advantage.
When Pokémon Diamond came out, I quickly got it. With my knowledge of all of the Pokémon types, I was able to make good choices. I reviewed the three starter Pokémon choices and chose Piplup because it would ultimately evolve into an Empoleon, and the water/steel type combination provided me with a strong Pokémon that could not be poisoned, and was able to resist the grass type, one of its major weaknesses. With my research, I found that even though Empoleon was weak to ground type moves, it should always have a good STAB water type move such as Surf, so I knew that I could easily combat ground types. As for electric and fighting type Pokémon, I made sure that I had a team with good moves that could combat those. By the time I had captured Pokémon Pearl and Pokémon Platinum in my DS case, I had learned that I should have the Pokémon on my teams know a wide variety of moves, including one STAB move for each type it has, if a good STAB move is available. This greatly increased my odds in a battle, and allowed me to begin to start worrying more about filling up my Pokédex and beating the Battle Tower/ Battle Frontier instead of winning against other trainers.
In 2011, I got Pokémon White version. I noticed how the route numbers were reset, as well as the references of the various locations to weather phenomena. I had learned so much at that point, but there had been one thing that I had not studied yet. That happened to be EVs and IVs, and starting with Pokémon White, I carefully chose my starter, as well as other Pokémon for my team, based on their IVs, only choosing to keep the Pokémon that had higher stats in certain areas. I then EV trained all of my Pokémon in their strength areas permitting me to be more successful. I was successfully able to apply this in Pokémon Black 2, when I used all of my knowledge so far to beat the game quickly, and have no losses in any location, even the PWT and Battle Subway (accumulating 36 BP before post-game, 12 on the battle subway on Double and Multi lines), which was a first for me. I carefully chose my Oshawott’s stats so that its attack exceeded that of its special attack, as my plan was to give it three attack based moves (succeeded). I also have learned much from side games including: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of: Darkness, Sky, and Time, Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and Pokémon Conquest.
My favorite experience is my playing of Generation V games since I was able to apply everything that I had learned about Pokémon to it. My experiences with Pokémon have really changed my life as well, since I am now very strategic in my approaches to everything, and I am also very creative and imaginative as a result of all of the anime that I have also watched. My strategic approaches and creativity have allowed me to get in the highest level classes I can possibly do at school, as well as go to a very hard to get into summer school at Princeton University. Without Pokémon, I feel that I would not be where I am today, one of the top in my class, as well as very successful in the non-academic world.
7/13/2012 10:47:37 PM
Interesting how the events work out. But if you are pursuing Zinzolin, when does he come back up? Also, following catching Virizion and Cobalion, would they be good pokemon to use at this point in the game?Posted in: Pokemon.Marriland.com Updates
7/11/2012 10:28:59 AM
I think that Achroma sounds really cool. The addition of the PC sprites of all of the evolutions of the Pokemon is very helpful. Furthermore, I like the 5-star system for the reason that it shows fairly well the relative strength of all of the Pokemon.Posted in: Pokemon.Marriland.com Updates
7/2/2012 1:45:43 AM
Yea! Marriland, you rock!Posted in: Pokemon.Marriland.com Updates
6/23/2012 1:52:59 PM
Any word on when the US release is? The people last night @ Walmart didnt know when I went to buy Conquest.Posted in: Pokemon.Marriland.com Updates
6/22/2012 11:10:34 PM
Posted in: Pokemon.Marriland.com UpdatesQuote from coolsarahkry »Technically, isn't it June 23rd in Japan already? That means our copies may be on their way now!
Yes. That is correct. At 11:00am EST, it was 12:00am in Japan on June 23, which was the release of BW2.
Also, The Speed Gamers reached 646 Pokemon caught in 168hrs 5 minutes. Congrats to them. However, at the time of this post, they are continuing due to an epic auction which will probably raise about $4000-$5000
6/22/2012 2:06:25 PM
Oh yea, one more thing! 87 More Pokemon to catch in less than 9 hours, but these guys have raised about $50,900! Great job guys! Their new goal for today is $52,000 to continue helping autistic children.Posted in: Pokemon.Marriland.com Updates
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