Pokemon Attacks And Natures #2

By Harry Ackerman

Everywhere you see articles and charts etc, on what a Pokemon’s best nature would be, but what if your Pokemon doesn’t have that one specific nature then what are some other good natures for it? In article I’ll talk about other good natures, bad ones, and some really good moves (or at least in my opinion) for each Pokemon to have. 🙂

Just keep in mind this isn’t 100% accurate because the most beneficial nature for a Pokemon to have can be highly dependent on what moves you teach it.

This time I’ll talk about Serperior, Zoroark, Charizard, and Umbreon. 🙂

So first of all Serperior,

Serperior’s base Attack and base Special Attack are both equal, so it’s up to you which you base it’s attacks around, or you can use both stats if you want. Speed is Serperior’s best stat though so any Nature that is boosting speed is probably going to be good for it, unless it’s lowering the type of attack (physical or special) that your Serperior uses the most, then not so much.

Unfortunately Serperior doesn’t learn many cool moves while leveling up and has a terrible overall move set. They’re aren’t many awesome TM or HM attacks it can learn either. You could teach it Aerial Ace to get rid of the bug types that would try to take a bite out of Serperior, and of course you’re going to want to teach your Serperior Leaf Blade or Giga Drain (both it learns by leveling up). I taught mine both, which is always an option as well. 😉 Also if you can manage to teach Serperior Glare (which can only be taught by breeding) that’s an awesome move because it can even paralyze a ground type Pokemon since Glare is normal type.

If you can some how get a Serperior or one if it’s evolutions from the dream world that’s awesome too, because of the Pokemon’s dream world ability Contrary (hopefully there will be a special event soon to get one). Contrary makes moves that lower stats raise them instead, and vice-versa. In which case it would be very beneficial for your Serperior to have a Special Attack boosting nature, because with Contrary you have to teach your Serperior Leaf Storm (which is learned at level 62). Because with that ability each time you use Leaf Storm instead of it lowering your special attack like it normally would, it raises the stat instead. Just think how powerful that attack would get after a couple uses?

Next Zoroark,

Zoroark has very high Attack and Special Attack stats (higher Special Attack) but sadly very low defenses. I’d find it best for your Zoroark to have a neutral nature if it doesn’t have a nature recommended by something/someone. If a stat is boosted though, the best one would probably be Special Attack. As for the lowered stat you do not want it to be one of Zoroark’s defenses, and definitely not it’s physical defense (i made that mistake… 🙁 ).

As for attacks, despite Zoroark’s higher Special Attack it learns ALOT of physical moves while leveling up. In fact Zoroark doesn’t learn a special attack until level 64 when it learns Night Daze. But some good moves to teach it when leveling up are Foul Play, and Night Slash.

Just because Zoroark doesn’t learn a special attack until level 64 doesn’t mean having a Special Attack boosting nature wouldn’t be beneficial. Zoroark can learn a few awesome moves with TMs that a dark type couldn’t normally learn; one of them being Flamethrower.

Some other good TM moves to teach Zoroark are Shadow Ball, Aerial Ace, and if you want Focus Blast (or Low Sweep if you want a physical fighting attack). Aerial Ace works well to get rid of any annoying Fighting or Bug type that would try to hurt Zoroark, and then the variety of attack types coupled with Illusion can catch really your opponent off guard.
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All About Pokemon Charizard

By Jack Snell

Charizard, the most iconic, formidable Pokemon in existence, rests in solitude in the scorching lava pit of Mt. Fire Blast. Rarely has it ever left the confines of the volcano. It is the epitome of power, crashes of its immense tail can destroy cities in one swipe, blusters of its fiery breath can consume all life in its path in literally seconds. For Charizard exudes an aura of rage, one of boundless energy, feeling that it can cremate, decimate and incinerate any foe which incurs its wrath.

When Charizard stamps one of its giant limbs a tremor is created which becomes a brutal earthquake, when Charizard cries, a drenching monsoon befalls the entire planet.

Then in a heartbeat, Charizard soars into the air, as graceful as a dragonfly, as agile as a leopard, swooping across the vast desert. Charizard glides effortlessly on the sun kissed air, every muscle and sinew in its body working in perfect harmony. The vivid sun rays beating down on its body cause its tail flame, its critical life source, to burn with even more intensity.

Then, as Charizard peered down to parouse the dusty dunes, it noticed fellow Pokemons behaviour that it had never seen before. Zigzagoons scurried into their burrows, cowering in fear at the mighty presence in the sky, Cacturnes tried to remain silent still, imitating a real life cactus, in hope that the colossal dragon wouldnt notice them. A single Tangela sat quivering, in the knowledge that one lick of flame would leave its body in cinders.

Charizard was overwhelmingly upset at the way fellow Pokemon reacted to his presence. Despite the powerful image and the dangerous heartless exterior, Charizard is a creature of real emotion like all of us, it no longer felt immortal, it felt vulnerable and alone

There was something deeper plaguing its mind, and Charizard realised it needed to inform the other Pokemon. At this time, it was on the verge of tears and desperately trying to hold back the emotional pain in fear that it could create a downpour which would put out its’ tail flame.

Charizard plummeted through the sky and hovered to a controlled stop, aside a small oasis. No other Pokemon were anywhere to be seen. Charizard sat alone, contemplating how he could ever resolve the rift between himself and other Pokemon. Finally, noticeably depressed at this point a tiny, very timid Vulpix approached him, inquisitive about what was upsetting him. Charizard explained that he means no harm, and has a tale to tell the Pokemon population of the area. Vulpix sceptically alerted all of the Pokemon inhabiting the desert and sure enough one by one, a crowd gathered around Charizard
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All About Charmander

By Anonymous

Do you remember the original 150 Pokemon? Do you by any chance remember the starters? The Kanto region? Or even Professor Oak? To incorporate this all, or most of it. In the Kanto region, with the original 150 Pokemon, you can get your start from Professor Oak. The grass type Bulbasaur, or the water type Squirtle? The main one that will be talked about in this article is the fire type Pokemon you can receive from Professor Oak, Charmander. Now Charmander has a long history for many things. In the anime, way in the beginning, it says that Charmander will die if the flame on his tail were to go out. This is fairly interesting, is this for all fire type Pokemon with flame on a body part? I wonder, probably not, it was only mentioned with Charmander.

Charmander you should already know as a fire type Pokemon. The first two gyms in the Kanto region or hard if that is the place you choose for your journey. This is only if you choose Charmander though. Because the first two gyms in the Kanto region are a Rock type gym, the leader is Brock, it is hard for Charmander to beat him unless you bring some potions. The second gym is a bit easier though it is a water type gym, the leader is Misty. It will be sort of hard for a Charmander, The only reason for it to be sort of is that you might have a few other Pokemon at the time to help you out. Charmander is a fire type Pokemon, and is therefore weak to the Rock and Water type Pokemon. He can get more powerful by evolving into Charmeleon.
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The Older Pokemon Vs. The New Pokemon

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Hello Pokemon Fans! Today I would like to discuss generation one vs. generation five. Now in my opinion I think all Pokemon games are amazing I will admit that, but all the Pokemon…not so much. First let me say this in generation one the designs of the Pokemon were outstanding! Along with the naming and battle moves. For example I will use the three starter Pokemon: Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander. Now I loved fire Pokemon (along with dragons) so I chose Charmander. Now Charmander to me was a pretty sweet Pokemon due to the fact that he was almost unstoppable unless against a water type. To me his best move as we progressed was flamethrower. Then he evolved into Charmeleon! Now I was not a fan of Charmeleon but I must say he was stronger and learned even better moves.

Anyways moving on, I thought that the detail was a little bit lazy since all they did was buff Charmander up, add a horn to his head, and rename him Charmeleon. In the end though I was happy for the last evolution was Charizard. Now I was very impressed for I thought he would look like a dinosaur (T-Rex), but no I was wrong he was transformed into an orange dragon with wings. Not only was he just a fire type now but a flying type now too! I must say he was very powerful to so I applaud Game Freak and Nintendo.
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Pikachu’s Vacation Synopsis & Review Part 2

By TokoyamiTheDark

After losing the race, Squitle and Bulbasaur are in a bad mood. A somewhat worried Pikachu still tries to make peace, but as usual, no one is listening. Raichu looses electricity from its cheeks, scaring Togepi who beings to cry out of fear. Pikachu then comes to protect it, but get zapped in the tail! The gang start laughing at Pikachu , but now, Pikachu is angry, and, with Raichu, they begin doing a mad cheek to cheek race all around the Pokemon Plaza, paying no attention at all to their surroundings. They run and break a bush labyrinth while running straight.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket sent out their Pokemon, too, and just as Meowth was going to fall asleep, the two electric mice send Arbok, Weezing and Meowth in the air! They also hit Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan the same way and they both got knocked out with a ‘Ding, ding, ding!’ sound.

Charizard is then seen snoring loudly, with its tail on the road. Uh-oh… Pikachu and Raichu still runs fast and step on Charizard’s tail, waking it up with an intense rage! The large dragon soon get in front of the electric mice and blast then away with its powerful wings. They land on a Snorlax, and also get crushed by it. Charizard starts flying without looking where it goes, destrop a part of the park and get its head stuck in a pretend igloo! Meowth tells Charizard to be quiet, but get burned instead! A rope is tied around Charizard’s leg, and everyone starts pulling as mush as they can. But even with all their strength, they aren’t enough strong and get carried away when Charizard stomps the ground with the leg with the rope. Marril, Snubbull, Raichu and Cubone watch and laugh while Charizard is crying.
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Which Generation 5 Starter Did You Choose?

By Brandon Yeo

I think this would be an especially nostalgic topic for many of those who has bought the game and constantly pondering, who is the cutest? Who is the coolest? And who is the strongest? Well which of these matters and how did you choose your Gen V starter? I’m sure most of you would know the starters fairly well, but some quick introduction. First up is Snivy the grass snake Pokemon, seemingly sleek and elegant, his agility is especially evident in his high speed stats. Second is the water Otter, Oshawott, who seems to look sort comical, with a brown nose, blue ears and a seemingly blue (Jacket?). Most distinct is of course his removable scalchop on his stomach. Lastly, the fire pig Pokemon, Tepig. A typical pig, seeming like its other species counterparts with a curly tail but with a fiery taste attached.

Just so you know, my first unanimous pick was Oshawott. As the Best Wishes series started before the B&W game was released, I was already exposed to his comical appearance and charm that influenced me to choosing him as a starter. Being one of my main collections as well, it would be weird just not to pick him. Apart from my bias of course, his looks is one that is clearly unique, especially with his scalchop, something that most Pokemon can’t do apart from others like Dwebble with his removable shell. Well many while choosing their starters, might also consider their evolutions, I did too, but it wasn’t a very big deciding factor. Before I watched the Best Wishes series and before the game came out, I was debating whether to choose between Snivy or Oshawott as Snivy evolves into an awesome grass (snake dragon?), something that hasn’t been done in a long time apart from Charizard. Then comes Samurott, although the problem is I have no clear idea what he is or what animal or mythical creature he is based on since he doesn’t seem to look anywhere close to an Otter. But his two removable swords changed it all, with his trusty moustache, it made him look all the more deadly. I never really considered Tepig as firstly I usually chose the grass types, from Bulbasaur all the way to Turtwig and secondly, I don’t fancy oversized pigs very much. Lastly, he seems to pale in comparison to his water and grass counterparts.
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My Perfect Pokemon Partners

By Becca Mander

An integral part of the Pokemon adventure is the team you carry with you, to support you and share your journey. I should think that at some point, most enthusiasts will have thought about their perfect Pokemon team – for video game competitors, it’s all about the ‘sweepers’, the ‘leaders’, the ‘walls’; basically the reduction of your team into key cogs in a well-oiled, efficient machine. A gamer might play Chandelure for his awesome special attack stat… but he may in reality hate the sight of Chandelure.

Card gamers want three things: consistency, consistency and, of course, consistency. This leads them to play multiple copies of the same card. In a Resiboar deck, your ‘team’ of six may end up consisting of two Reshiram, an Emboar, a Cleffa and two Ninetales. Wait, don’t I remember reading that Reshiram is a unique Pokemon? So how come two exist in this trainer’s party? And there really seems to be a fiery theme happening here – what happens if an opposing trainer lets loose with a devastating Hydro Cannon during a spontaneous battle? While these problems are unlikely to cause any stress in the card game, if Pokemon were real, they are things I would certainly consider before selecting my trusty team of six.

So, disliking the reification of the video game, and the lopsided parties of the card game, I ask myself, and everyone else: ‘If Pokemon were real, who would make the cut for your team?’ Here’s mine.
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Kanto Starters and Evolutions: The Charmander Line

By Jo

It’s orange, lizard-like, and obnoxiously cute! Charmander, the Lizard Pokemon, is the first fire-type in the National Pokedex and is also the Kanto region’s fire-type starter. Charmander is the tallest of all fire-type starters and a fan favorite for its evolutionary line. It also has the longest name of any unevolved Pokemon.

According to its pokedex entries, Charmander’s flame at the tip of its tail makes a slight crackling sound that can only be heard in quiet places. That flame is said to burn in reaction to its emotions; if it’s content its flame wavers, while that flame will burn brightly if it becomes enraged. Its pokédex entries also state that if the Charmander is healthy, it will burn vigorously even when becoming wet. It will die if the flame ever burns out, as the flame is a measure of its life force. Charmander is based off from a salamander, though it also has features of lizards too. Its name most likely comes from the words ‘char’, which means “to burn”, and ‘salamander’, an amphibian found in Japan (which is where the games are made). Charmander may also be inspired by fire-spirits who are said to be able to inhabit the hottest temperatures. Those fire-spirits are often depicted to be lizard-like.
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Deck Review: Charizard (Platinum: Arceus Set)

By The Pidgeot

Hello there again, I am back with another pokemon TCG deck review. This time it is all about Charizard and its poke-body fire formation from the Platinum: Arceus set. Charizard is a card that has never been heard of in any major tournaments, but I think it is worthy of some praise. This card is a great card to build a deck around. If you love fire pokemon this is the deck for you, because the only pokemon you are going to want to put in this deck are fire pokemon. There are just a few supporting pokemon that I can talk about to help out this deck. The reason is because you ONLY want fire pokemon in this deck. On the trainer and supporter card side there are quite a few to help you out.

First of you guys need to know about Charizard and its poke-body “Fire Formation” What Charizard’s “Fire Formation” does is add 10 damage to each of Charizard’s attacks for each fire pokemon on the bench. The Charizard’s poke-body is the reason you only want fire pokemon in this deck. The strategy of this deck is to get as many fire pokemon out on the bench as you can to power up Charizard’s attacks. A full bench of fire pokemon can make Charizard’s first attack “Fire Wing” that only costs one energy to do 30 damage to a whopping 80 damage with a full bench of fire pokemon. Its second attack “Burning Tail” does 80 normally and with a full bench of fire can do 130 damage for two fire energy and a third random energy card; this attack can one just about every pokemon when equipped with an expert belt. To make this deck a lot easier to use, there are only a few pokemon to use and more trainers and supporters to use.
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Pokemon Favorites, Then and Now

By Rika24

Does anyone remember their first favorite Pokemon, and is it still your favorite? I remember that when I first watched it, Pikachu was my favorite. I still like Pikachu, but he’s nowhere near my top 10 favorites anymore. Pikachu was first knocked out of the number one spot by Charmander, then Eevee, then Charizard. As it stands now, Charizard (tied with Charmander), Jolteon, and Ninetales are my top three favorites.

I remember feeling so bad for the Charmander that was abandoned by his trainer, yet he still waited in the rain. I guess it’s the loyalty and cuteness of Charmander that made him my favorite, beating Pikachu for the top spot. Charmander is still to this day my number one favorite starter. When Charmander evolved into Charmeleon I wasn’t too happy because of how he wouldn’t listen to Ash.
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