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As far as Pokémon go, I don't really watch the anime or play the card game. I only play the video games... and I play them like a religion! I got hooked back in high school and now, years later, I still need my Poké fix! I'm big on only catching legit Pokémon and never use an Action Replay. I only catch Pokémon in the games or event Pokémon. If anyone needs to know where a Pokémon is just ask!
Poké Fact of GReimer
I'm a very diverse trainer. Sometimes I breed Pokémon for people or for egg moves and sometimes I build teams just because I have all of the Pokémon and nothing else better to do! Bottom line is that my team is always changing.
These are the shiny Pokémon I've caught in my years of playing. Some of them I ran into on accident while training. The others I used chaining to hunt down. After months of hatching eggs and using the Masuda Method I finally obtained a Shiny Staryu! Next I'll be going after a Shroomish or Riolu.
Shinies I'm Currently Hunting
- Ranking: Not Ranked
The Biweekly Pokémon Tournament
Around July of 2008 a friend and I thought of throwing bi-weekly Pokémon tournament. They were pretty fun as long as people showed up. The rules were as follows:
- Official Rules:
- 1) All Pokémon in your party must be the same type as the type drawn from the hat at the beginning of the tournament (duel types are allowed : i.e. Water / Rock is good if you drew Rock ).
- 2) All Pokémon must be acquired after the type drawing. Catching, breeding, and receiving in trades are allowed.
- 3) No legendary Pokémon are allowed in the tournament.
- 4) All items are allowed (including berries). There are no move restrictions. All moves are allowed.
- 5) Battle will alternate between Singles and Double Battles. It will be specified in the each Tournament's rules.
- 6) Only Generation IV games allowed (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum). All battles will take place on the Wii via Pokémon Battle Revolution!
- 7) Tournament will take place 2 weeks after the type drawings.
- 8) Players must draw another type if they draw the same type as they used in the previous tournament.
Basically, each player had two weeks to raise a new team of a specific type as high as they could get them from scratch. There were no prizes unless a player offered one. It was just for fun. We held four tournaments over the course of two months and another several months later before canceling the rest due to lack of participation. When we finished I had a 11-0 record going and it doesn't look like is will be challenged any time soon. Hopefully, one day the biweekly tournament will come back. Feel free to use these rules for your own tournaments :)
Biweekly Tournament Record
After six tournaments:
Overall Tournament Rank:
Types used so far:
- Water , Fighting , Ghost , Grass , Psychic , Poison
The 6th Tournament
On June 11, 2010 the 6th tournament took place in Pulaski, WI. There are only two trainers: myself and my girlfriend. She picked Fighting-type and I got Poison-type. In the end, I won with my Drapion taking out five of her six Pokémon and my Gengar cleaned up the remaining one.
The Video Game World Championship
Over my many years of playing the Pokémon games I've been fortunate enough to make it to several official championships. They are the ultimate experience for any trainer and you really get to see your strengths and weaknesses in the spotlight. Below are a couple articles on my experiences.
2009: The Experience
In the summer of 2009 I attended the Pokémon Regional Championships in Phoenix, AZ. For those of you who've never attended an official event I strongly encourage you to take a road trip to the nearest one to you. If you are serious about being a trainer it's an absolute must. Upon registering your team all contestants are given a wristband with a Pokémon, and it's Pokédex number, listed on it. I got Typhlosion. About an hour and a half after registration 128 random Pokémon were posted and the contestants with those Pokémon on their wristbands were the ones selected to compete in the regionals. Unfortunately, I did not get selected but I still obtained my shiny Milotic for registering and was able to battle against several other trainers. It's amazing to see everyone's battle strategies. One trainer I battled while standing in line for shiny Milotic used four Eeveelutions but was easily defeated by my Slaking. Another trainer absolutely annihilated my team using a ridiculously fast Gengar. One of my friends that did get selected managed to win his first match but was knocked out in the second round. In all, the event was very fun and worth going to if you get a chance.
2011: Championship Bound
On July 8, 2011 the US National Championship will be held in Indianapolis, IN. There are several things different about this year's tournament. One is that only Generation V Pokémon can be used. So all the previous Generation favorites are null and void this year. Second, registration is on a first come first serve basis. Those who show up early are likely to compete. Third, there are three age divisions: Juniors, Seniors, Masters. Apparently, the original trainers from when the games came out are now much older adults like me. Finally, and most importantly, there is a last chance qualifying round the day before the National and World Championships. This allow trainers that were not able to make it to an earlier event, or did not win at an earlier event, a second chance to compete. Which is really good for me! I live in Wisconsin and the closest Regional event is in Georgia. So I wasn't going to be able to do it this year if it weren't for the second chance qualifier. This July I will be making a trip to Indianapolis to compete.
Many trainers use a Pokémon that knows some type of sleep inducing move in order to catch wild Pokémon. These Pokémon are often referred to as "Sleepers." My "bread and butter" Sleeper has always been Butterfree. His ability Compoundeyes makes his accuracy with Sleep Powder hit nearly every time. Plus, he isn't ridiculously strong so he can wear down an opponent's HP. However, while training my Grass team for the Biweekly Tournament mentioned above, I ran across an amazing Sleeper: Breloom. Breloom can learn the move Spore and, if chain bred, he can learn False Swipe. Spore is the only sleep inducing move that has 100% accuracy and works on the first turn. Granted it only has a damage of 40, False Swipe leaves an opponent with only 1 HP. Coupled with Breloom's maximum possible attack of 394 and you'll be able to get anything down to 1 HP in one, maybe two, hits. Also, to make sure your Breloom doesn't have ay trouble staying awake (or alive) make sure its ability is Poison Heal and not Effect Spore. Then just give him a Toxic Orb and teach him Protect via TM. That way, if you are really nervous of a status ailment, you can use Protect on the first turn and you'll be protected for the rest of the match! Plus when poisoned, Poison Heal acts like Leftovers and actually heals Breloom instead of hurting him. Mix in Substitute and you have a hella-strong Pokémon let alone a Sleeper. For those pesky tough Pokémon, like Steel-type, I'd recommend knowing Sky Uppercut... but that might kill an opponent so you should probably bump it down a notch to Force Palm or even Mach Punch.
Chaining False Swipe Into Breloom
The quickest way I've found of breeding False Swipe into Breloom is to start with Farfetch'd. Go to the Veilstone Department Store and buy TM54 (False Swipe). Teach it to a MALE Farfetch'd (or level it up to level 43... whatever floats your boat). Then follow the table below:
I'd recommend you go with a male Shroomish so you can pass on these awesome moves to other Pokémon. Level up your False Swipe wielding Shroomish to level 45 before letting him evolve into Breloom. When he hits level 45 he will learn Spore.
Fun Pokémon Stories
If you notice above, I caught a shiny Smeargle on Route 212 by chaining. Smeargle's move Sketch is an amazing move. I've used it many times to breed egg moves into Pokémon and cut out tedious links in a breeding chain. This time I wanted a Smeargle that was just awesome. I took my shiny Smeargle to Route 218 along with Ho-Oh, Pikachu, and Giratina. In the process of catching the shiny Smeargle it sketched the move Recover. After a wild Ditto transformed into my Ho-Oh I sketched the move Sacred Fire. After a different Ditto transformed into my Giratina I sketched the move Shadow Force. Finally, using the same method, I sketched my Pikachu's Volt Tackle. It made a pretty badass Smeargle! By using this method, a trainer can Sketch any move they currently possess with another Pokémon and don't need to find a trainer in the game that knows a specific move. Very, very useful when breeding in the Ground Group.
Score One For The Underdog!
My coolest battle took place in Cerulean Cave. I was training to get a Charmeleon and took my newly hatched, lvl 5, Flamethrower yielding, Charmander into the cave to get some experience. I left him in the first position of my party with an Exp. Share to get the most experience I could (with every intention of switching him out right away). The first wild Pokémon I encountered was a level 55 Wobbuffet. It's ability Shadow Tag prevented me from switching out. I got lucky since Wobbuffet doesn't know any offensive attacks it didn't crush me in one hit. I managed to burn it with Flamethrower and after a long battle managed beat it with Charmander. My level 5 Charmander beat the level 55 Wobbuffet! That was pretty cool! I jumped up to level 13 after that battle :)
Hey! Aren't You Supposed To Be Pink?
The first shiny Pokémon I encountered was my Luvdisc. I needed a Heart Scale and was fishing above the waterfall in Ever Grande City (just below Victory Road). The third Luvdisc I caught came out with a little sparkle. At the time, I had no clue what a Shiny Pokémon was or that they even existed. So this confused me. Then I looked at the Luvdisc's beautiful golden color and thought to myself, "Hey! Aren't you supposed to be pink?" So I went ahead and caught it (I had been "thiefing" previous Luvdisc's of their Heart Scales). Later in the day I looked up why my Luvdisc was gold. That is when I discovered that every Pokémon had an alternate color and that they were very rare. Now that the Generation IV games have introduced chaining I have caught many more shiny Pokémon, and a few more by accident, but Luvdisc is only one of two shiny Pokémon I've encountered while fishing. He is now level 100 and knows Rain Dance, Sweet Kiss, Surf, and Attract.
The Shorter The Chain
When chaining for shiny Pokémon, you can get a little bored and make mistakes. That's why it's always good to encounter a shiny Pokémon quickly with a short chain. The shorter the chain the less stress involved. You can find multiple videos on YouTube about people finding shinies after a chain of one, but my shortest chain was when I caught my shiny Abra. After several broken chains I managed to catch him after a chain of only three. That gave me a 0.000147% chance of find him (only 0.000025% better than not having a chain at all). That made me happy since he's one of my favorite Pokémon.
That's A New Record!
While EV training for the 2009 Video Game World Championship I attempted to chain Machop to get a nice boost in my attack stat. I stood in front of the patch of grass on Route 207 and thought about what I was in store for. Thanks to the PokéRus virus and my held item I would need to battle a total of 52 Machops to complete my training. If I could face all 52 in a single chain I would tie my longest chain (held by Pikachu). I also planned on taking a break from my EV training at 40 Machops and start looking for three shinies. This would bring the total count up to 55 thus breaking my record. It was a long shot and I planned on continuing my training even if the chain broke. Well, after 40 Machops I spent about an hour looking for shinies and I managed to get all three. With a smile on my face I continued training until I got to 55. Just for fun I continued the chain to see how high I could get it. 170 Max Repels, and another shiny, later I finally got so bored I called it quits with a chain of 110 (over double my old record).
This Bag Feels Like It's Getting Light
While chaining on Route 204 for Ralts I noticed a horrible trend. My chain kept breaking once it got into the 30's. About a month into this aggravating experience I managed to complete a chain of 40. I had originally started with 220 Max Repels and had just over 200 once I completed the chain. My goal was to catch four shiny Ralts in order to obtain a complete shiny evolutionary line. 217 Max Repels later, with only 3 left in the bag, I managed to catch my fourth and final Ralts. Two of the Ralts were male allowing me to obtain a shiny Gallade.