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RPG Backtrack: Episode 37 - I Caught 'Em All, and the Pain Won't Stop

JuMeSynJuMeSyn Code: KirinAdministrators
edited March 2011 in Latest Updates
Vicious beasts are kept confined inside tiny balls, released by their masters only to do battle. Strangely, the creatures seem perfectly okay with this, and the Backtrack panelists are here to explain why.
Something about Pocket Monsters.
It's not what he's eating, but what's eating him that makes it ... sort of interesting.

Comments

  • jcservantjcservant Certified Polygameist RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2011
    Grrr....now I can't get the poke songs out of my head. Make it stop!!
  • OmbresOmbres Games horder Full Members
    edited February 2011
    The one, that you wanna be the very best, as no one ever was? :)
    Always enjoy all the experience in life, you might gain a level or two.
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  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Full Members
    edited February 2011
    True story: RPGamer actually had a profound impact on competitive Pokemon that's still being felt to this day.

    About 10 years ago, some psychos actually went to the trouble of coding Pokemon battle simulators for the 1st gen games (in fact, they still exist) and one of the main strategies was to abuse Double Team - which every Pokemon can learn if it can use TMs. RPGamer had a pretty good Pokemon community at this point, and they instituted a ban on evasion moves for their tournaments which spread throughout the community.

    The ban still exists to this day on wi-fi and in the equivalent simulators.
    "The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude."
    Twitter | A gaming podcast by grownups
  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs A Familiar Teacher Administrators
    edited February 2011
    Man, if people didn't think I was a dork before, they will now. XD
    " I think this is why aging makes humans die! "
  • TheMaddnessTheMaddness Inmate Full Members
    edited March 2011
    I find it funny how the backtrack devolved from Game discussion into, Which Pokemon we like/hate, and rage at Cynthia's garchomp.
    Which by the way, my Ursaring one Shotted.
    [SIGPIC]ive got candy[/SIGPIC]
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2011
    Every discussion about Pokemon devolves into discussion of one's favourite Pokemon. :D
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • silktailsilktail mild peril Full Members
    edited March 2011
    Wasn't there something very similar to IV & EV training in the first ones?

    At the least I recall that leveling through Rare candies didn't give as good stats, as leveling through battling (unless you also used those stat boosting items).
  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs A Familiar Teacher Administrators
    edited March 2011
    There was. The EV and IV systems were, however, completely overhauled for the third generation. I believe IVs were referred to as DVs, or Dynamic Values in the second generation.

    And Rare Candies still do not give as much as much in the way of good stats in the newer generations, though it's a bit more complicated. With Rare Candies, no EV are given, so if you only level up a Pokemon by giving if candies, it will have considerably lower stats that one that battles to level-up. However, if a Pokemon recieves all possible EVs (every Pokemon can recieve a maximum of 510 EVs, and up to 255 to a single stat), then they can be given Rare Candies with no problems.
    " I think this is why aging makes humans die! "
  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Full Members
    edited March 2011
    The easiest way to think of the gen 1/2 systems is that IV/DV/whathaveyou went 0-15 instead of 0-31, there was only 4 that weren't fixed (1 for both Special stats and HP was determined by the other 4), and every stat could have 255 in EVs.
    "The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude."
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  • Fowl SorcerousFowl Sorcerous Dread News Editor RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2011
    I would like to apologize for slighting the Delaz fleet, who actually accomplished something with a lot inside help, gen 2 team rocket is closer to those loser zeon remnants in africa who only managed to make Judau and the junkyard gang look even lamer by pwning them obsolete suits.
  • QuinQuin これはメタです RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2011
    Fowl Sorcerous said:
    I would like to apologize for slighting the Delaz fleet, who actually accomplished something with a lot inside help, gen 2 team rocket is closer to those loser zeon remnants in africa who only managed to make Judau and the junkyard gang look even lamer by pwning them obsolete suits.

    image
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    befriend (v.): to use mecha-class beam weaponry to inflict grievous bodily harm on a target in the process of proving the validity of your belief system.
  • PawsPaws BEARSONA RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2011
    Best. Reply. Ever.
  • EmeraldSuzakuEmeraldSuzaku Member Full Members
    edited March 2011
    That reply brought to you by Sayla Mass and the letters W, T, and F.
  • QuinQuin これはメタです RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2011
    I didn't think the Gundam Exia facepalm was appropriate.

    Following on from defeating the (Johto) Elite Four during the recording, I've spent a little time exploring the Gen IV version of Kanto. Brings back so many good memories from long ago.

    Still haven't been able to catch that damn Snorlax outside Vermillion City, though.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    befriend (v.): to use mecha-class beam weaponry to inflict grievous bodily harm on a target in the process of proving the validity of your belief system.
  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited March 2011
    Only one thing to say about Pokemon that hasn't been said. It's made for some of the more.... Interesting Rule 34 entries. Super-busty versions of Misty and the other Poke-girls aside, one pic always stuck in my mind, that of what I believe to be an Ekans
    Spoiler:
    slithering out of a certain part of Jessie's anatomy...
    I'll leave you all to fill in the details.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "What the f--- is a Shakespeare?"
    -Rico Valasquez, showing off why no one likes him.
  • QuinQuin これはメタです RPGamer Staff
    edited March 2011
    MasterChief said:
    Only one thing to say about Pokemon that hasn't been said. It's made for some of the more.... Interesting Rule 34 entries. Super-busty versions of Misty and the other Poke-girls aside, one pic always stuck in my mind, that of what I believe to be an Ekans
    Spoiler:
    slithering out of a certain part of Jessie's anatomy...
    I'll leave you all to fill in the details.

    image
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    befriend (v.): to use mecha-class beam weaponry to inflict grievous bodily harm on a target in the process of proving the validity of your belief system.
  • EmeraldSuzakuEmeraldSuzaku Member Full Members
    edited March 2011
    I really need to amass a collection of those.
  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited March 2011
    King Abdul said:
    Man, I haven't played a Pokemon game way back since Blue. I had done about 2 or 3 gyms and had a pretty good team going until I made the mistake of lending my Gameboy to another kid in my class so he could play Tetris during smoe free time we had in school, and instead he started up a new game with a protagonist named Papi Chulo and saved over my file... Haven't played Pokemon ever since. I did play the card game a few times with my little brother when he was into it.

    And man, the second song you played, the one about Johto was super catchy.

    Yeah, always a good idea to never lend out your gameboy while playing Pokemon. Or at least put the cartridge in a hard-to-find place.

    That being said, you're probably a perfect candidate to play one of the newer Pokemon games. Since they don't change much, it's somewhat easy to get burnt out if you play every generation. Having had some time away from it as you have, you'd probably be better able to appreciate the newer games.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "What the f--- is a Shakespeare?"
    -Rico Valasquez, showing off why no one likes him.
  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Full Members
    edited March 2011
    And you now have to enter a code to save over a file, so you'll never run into PapiChulo again.
    "The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude."
    Twitter | A gaming podcast by grownups
  • Zaku77Zaku77 Member Full Members
    edited March 2011
    My last one was Diamond. I can't decide if I want to do Silver or Black. The new ones look better of course, but gold/silver were BY FAR my favorites, and have a lot of nostalgia value! Hard decision!
    Check out my fledgling youtube channel. It's small now, but if I get more subscribers I will start doing more with it, so stay tuned!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/HellDestroyer77?feature=mhee
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