Competitive Battling: Ubers

By Anonymous

For those of you who have stalked the GameFAQS and IGN forums, you’ve surely seen battle requests and tournaments. The curious sorts of you may have actually considered joining one of these tournaments, even if just for laughs, or maybe to see just how your team matches up. So, now you’ve entered the thread, just to see an all caps rage in bold saying, “NO UBERS.” Alright then, so what is an “Uber?” In short, an Uber is a Pokemon who has base stats that are unfairly high without any significant drawbacks, including many legendary Pokemon. Some of the Ubers includes, but is not limited to, Mewtwo, Lugia, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Arceus, Zekrom, and Wobbuffet. Note, that individual competition organizers may deem additional or fewer Pokemon as Ubers, or even disallow certain forms of Pokemon under the Uber pretense, such as Shaymin’s Sky forme.

Of course, there are players unfamiliar with competitive play that are quick to be frustrated with the widespread Uber disdain. After all, if a Pokemon is in game, why not make use of it? For those of you who agree, then consider this: there are seventeen officially designated Ubers. As they are the most powerful of all Pokemon, the only way to effectively compete would be to build the player’s team entirely of these Ubers. Now, how exciting can a tournament of the same handful of Pokemon be, over and over? Moreover, you couldn’t have much move set variation, as there are powerful moves that are the obvious choice for these Pokemon. So that there may be at least some use of the nearly seven hundred species, Ubers are disallowed as to offer some room for competitive players to work. That’s not to say there aren’t staples to such players, but there is at least some room for players to work and strategize.

What’s more, one of the building blocks of a good Pokemon team is good blood; what legendary Pokemon, and consequently Ubers, can’t do is breed, making it mere chance to get a good Pokemon to build into an official fighter. Through various methods, bred Pokemon can be fashioned to be the most effective fighter for the Pokemon species. For instance, IV’s. For those of you unaware, every Pokemon has an IV, and individual value, for each of his or her stats. The higher the IV is, up to thirty-one, the higher the maximum the stat can attain once the Pokemon has been fully raised to level one hundred. Wild Pokemon have random IV’s, and a Pokemon with more than one high IV is more than a bit rare. In order to raise the strongest Pokemon possible, breeders must essentially hit-and-miss with eggs, gambling on getting the highest set of IV’s they can. What’s more, having high IV’s isn’t enough. There’s also nature, which can both boost and hurt a Pokemon’s individual stats. In order to get the most powerful combination, competitive players more than put their time in. As breeding is impossible with many Ubers, it’s nothing more than chance that the Pokemon will have either good IV’s or nature, and a gamble that they’ll have both. As skill and patience is worth more than simple luck, non-legendary Pokemon are more worthwhile and sensible to train than legendaries.
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Pokemon Arceus

By Anonymous

There are strong Pokemon out their. The strongest of all are probably and most likely legendary Pokemon. These legendary Pokemon range from all types and all different types of power. One of the strongest of these Pokemon is the Original One. The Pokemon that has the powers to design worlds. It can create worlds of all sorts. It is a very strong Pokemon. This Pokemon is known as Arceus.

Arceus’s location is closest to the Spear Pillar, where it is believed to be the place where the Sinnoh started and was created. Arceus is a normal type Pokemon, but is he? His main form is, of course. But Arceus uses items called plates. There is a plate for every type, from steel to dragon to fire to ice. There is one for every single type of pokemon, this is pretty cool and surprising in many ways. It is a very enjoyable thing to have the powers Arceus does. How this works is a Pokemon can hold one item when in battle. If you give a normal Pokemon a plate, for example, give Squirtle a Splash Plate. It will slightly increase the power of Water Gun , when Squirtle uses this attack it will have Water Gun used  but slightly more powerful. If you give an Arceus the Splash Plate, which is the water type Pokemon plate. Arceus will no longer be a normal type Pokemon, instead it will look like an icy blue on it’s body and it will become a water type Pokemon. This works with all types, you can have a dragon or steel type Arceus, or a ice or ghost type Pokemon, if you own the plate, you can change Arceus’s type.
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Pokemon: Arceus And The Jewel Of Life

By Anonymous

The movie “Arceus and the Jewel of Life” was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. Arceus was depicted as being nature, the Jewel of Life as being the Sun, with the end goal of making people contemplate how the natural world is essential for the survival of all life. Ash and his friends arrive at the beautiful land of Michina. Little did they expect to once again be found in a conflict between Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. They are saved by Sheen a girl who can communicate with pokemon.

After a small after-conflict, Arceus fully awakens and returns to Earth. Arceus sees the Jewel is fake when Sheena tries to return it. Dialga, Palkia and Giratina return to try to stop Arceus, allowing Dialga to transport everyone to the past. They are nearly killed when Arceus attacks Damos and them, but Sheena contacts Dialga to send them further back in time. Ash, Brock, Dawn, and Sheena are several hours before Damos’ betrayal.
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