Pokemon Attacks And Natures #3

By Harry Ackerman

I decided to make this one a 5th generation exclusive article, so all 4 Pokemon I cover in this article will be from the new 5th generation. 🙂 In case you’re wondering I will make exclusive articles for the rest of the generations too, but probably not right away.

Anywho like always I’ll be talking about other good natures for your Pokemon to have if it doesn’t have that one specific best nature recommended by someone or somewhere, what some bad natures could be, and some nice attacks (in my opinion at least) for them to know. 🙂

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.

For this 5th generation exclusive article I will talk about Reuniclus, Victini, Excadrill and Unfezant. 🙂

So first off Reuniclus, my favorite jelly Pokemon. :3

Reuniclus’ highest stat is Special Attack with 125, so a nature that boosts that stat would be the best, and with a Speed stat of 30 (being its worst stat) that would be the best to drop. So the best nature for a Reuniclus to have is Quiet, but any stat that is boosting Special Attack would be good for the awesome psychic jelly buddy. 🙂

As for attacks like almost every psychic type Pokemon, Psychic is one of the best moves you can teach Reuniclus. A few more decent special attacks you could teach it are Shadow Ball, Energy Ball, Future Sight, Focus Blast, Hyper Beam, and possibly Hidden Power depending on what type it is. Just make sure you teach it Psychic!

I wouldn’t recommended you teach Reuniclus physical moves because it’s Special Attack is so much higher than its Attack, but if you absolutely must teach it a physical move the only good one it can learn is Dizzy Punch. Psyshock would be quite a bit better if you want your Reuniclus to know a physical damaging move though, since it’s a special attack that does physical damage.

Now I honestly think that teaching your Reuniclus Pain Split would be a bad idea, because of Reuniclus’s high base HP you’d have to wait until its health is really really low to get any sort of healing benefit out of that move. If you want your Reuniclus to know a healing move then teach it Recover (learned at level 24).

The attack Trick Room is a must to teach your Reuniclus, especially if the nature your Reuniclus has lowers its Speed stat, because this attack makes fast Pokemon slow and slow ones fast, and because Reuniclus is so slow you can see how this attack would be beneficial.

Substitute coupled with Recover is another great move combo as well because of Reuniclus’s high HP.
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The Pidove Line

By Jo

The Pokemon Black and White games came out with quite a few flying-type Pokemon who are designed based off from existing bird species. The Pidove line is based off from birds found in cities, which makes sense considering areas found in the newest region are based off from New York City.

Pidove is a small bird. Its eyes are a golden color and most of its body is made up of grey colored feathers. Its wings have black stripes and its chest appears to have a lighter portion of feathers in the shape of a heart. It has pink feet. Pidove was the first ‘Who’s That Pokemon?’ in the Best Wishes season of the anime. According to its pokedex entries, Pidove are frequently found in cities. Because of this, they are accustomed to people and often gather in parks and plazas in large numbered flocks. While each will follow its trainers commands as best as it can, they sometimes fail to understand complicated commands. Pidove is most-likely based off from pigeons and doves, as its habitat is similar to pigeons and its heart shaped patch of feathers is probably a reference to doves as they normally are used to symbolize love. Pidove’s name seems to a combination of the words ‘pigeon’ and ‘dove’.

Once Pidove reaches level 21 it evolves into Tranquill. Tranquill is a bit larger than Pidove and its legs much longer. Tranquill’s design is most-likely based off from the Greater Roadrunner, a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family. It has a long, trailing tail that has dark markings. Most of the feathers covering its body are a light grey, though its head is colored black and almost looks as if it is wearing an old fashioned wig. According to its pokedex entries, Tranquill can return to its trainer’s location regardless of the distance separating them. Many people believe that, deep in the forest where Tranquill live, there is a peaceful place where there is no war. Tranquill’s name most-likely comes from the word ‘tranquil’ (as in peaceful and unstressed) and ‘quill’, a feather from the tail of a bird. Tranquill’s name could reference the fact that Tranquill are peaceful Pokemon with long tail feathers.
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Pokemon Gender Differences

By Matt

When you played the first few games, there really wasn’t a thing such as gender difference, where one gender of the Pokemon will look slightly different than the other. This new aspect debuted with the Sinnoh Region (Generation IV), in the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games. Each gender has its own marks, but this is not true for every Pokemon. The entire list can be found at
http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite genderdifference.shtml.

When certain Pokemon are found to have gender differences, it is most likely that their evolved forms have gender differences as well. They are not too easy to notice; one must have a very observant eye to note these. If you come  across them, both genders can be recorded in your Pokedex.
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