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I'm by and large a lurker. I roam about sites like deviantART, FurAffinity, ... even TV Tropes.
On this wiki
I tend to surf this wiki primarily for reference, such as researching Pokémon movesets and game locations. (Wouldn't have caught a Riolu in HeartGold without it!)
I generally focus on little things, like proper spelling/grammar/wording (a particular peeve), and some interest in the upkeep of Trivia sections. Yeah, I like to mention something if I feel it's really interesting, but I'm also aware that Trivia sections can't be allowed to dominate a page.
On the other hand, sometimes what starts as a minor fix, paraphrase or rewording snowballs into a complete rewrite of the passage in question -- I'm not afraid to go there, either.
In the games
|This user has a difficult time nicknaming Pokémon.|
I have a mild interest in the game series, starting in Generation I with Pokémon Red Version. I still play the series from time to time, although I have virtually no experience in online/competitive multiplayer battles. I personally tend to favor the Fire and Flying types with an emphasis on offense, but try to keep a balanced team just the same. Tough work. My typical team roster tends to resemble this:
- Starter Pokémon
- One Flying-type (for Fly)
- One Water-type (for Surf)
- One Electric-type (sometimes with Flash)
- One Eeveelution
- One or two Pokémon for breeding/training purposes
For some reason, I've been able to successfully pick whichever starter has the highest Speed of its trio, even at first glance. Henceforth, in the main series:
|Red (and FireRed)||Charmander ♂|
|Gold (and HeartGold)||Cyndaquil ♂|
|Emerald||Treecko ♀||Her first Daycare offspring was also female.|
|White 2||Oshawott ♂|
In side series games
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team||Rizaar||Arvel||Team Espera|
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky||Arlio||Rae||Team Ravea|
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity||Slake||Lutra||the Verdants|
Not including the Red Gyarados (or any other encounters where the Pokémon is always Shiny).
|HG||Wurmple♂||Lv.5||Mar.2, 2011||Route 22||Headbutt||Evolved into Dustox|
|HG||Krabby♂||Lv.24||Apr.21, 2011||Route 19||Rock Smash|
What Pokémon are my favorites overall? This list is by no means comprehensive, but for a few groups....
As for Legendary Pokémon, I have only one favorite out of them all:
Johto's three legendary beasts have always been my favorite group of legendaries, and Raikou is my favorite member of that trio. I really like Raikou's general design, its vocal cry, and (in HeartGold version) its particular mix of the battle theme music. And Electric has always been one of my overall favorite types as well.
Also, while I'll never know for sure (the battery in my Pokémon Gold cart has long since expired), Raikou was probably the first roaming Pokémon I ever encountered in the field, and used a Master Ball to capture.
In other media
Nor do I follow the manga -- the only volume I've ever seen is Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team, and even that was only because it was published in issues of Nintendo Power magazine.
I do, however, occasionally draw fanart of specific Pokémon, and for my 2010 Nanowrimo, wrote a 52,000 word novel based on a Pokémon-centric setting.
Did you know...?
- Fire/Electric (comprising one Pokemon, Heat Forme Rotom) is the only type combination simultaneously resistant to Fire, Ice, and Electric. On the other side, the common Bug/Flying is the only type combination simultaneously vulnerable to these three.
- Ice/Ground (e.g. the Swinub family) is the only type combination simultaneously vulnerable to all three starter elements (Fire, Water, Grass);Dragon is the only type with simultaneous resistance to all three.
I can regularly be found at:
As stated on my deviantART page, I do not have accounts on social networks (like Facebook or Twitter).