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Gyms, Rivals, the Elite Four, Champions should have a special setting...

#1bakkahentai8600Posted 9/22/2013 6:14:06 PM
...that you can turn on that makes them be a certain number of levels above you if you're higher than their base level at that point and it should effect what Pokemon they have and how many they have.

Like if you go against Brock with your strongest Pokemon at level thirty, his weakest Pokemon would be a level 32 Golem and he would have four instead of two Pokemon.

The AI should get smarter too, using items and berries more appropriately (Personally, I always felt Game Freak should interview competitive players and type specialists how they build their teams and incorporate actions they would take under certain circumstances).

Oh and it should effect criminal organizations too.

Also, except for criminals, the signature Pokemon should have nicknames.
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#2Doctor_SpankyPosted 9/22/2013 6:14:57 PM
Yep. Nothing in this thread I don't emphatically agree with
#3G-ScythePosted 9/22/2013 6:51:16 PM
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#4bakkahentai8600(Topic Creator)Posted 9/22/2013 7:52:51 PM
bump
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#5WaWaluigi803Posted 9/22/2013 7:54:31 PM
I would not like this. I have a hard enough time beating Gyms already. I don't choose a "main" pokemon.
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#6bakkahentai8600(Topic Creator)Posted 9/22/2013 7:56:35 PM
WaWaluigi803 posted...
I would not like this. I have a hard enough time beating Gyms already. I don't choose a "main" pokemon.


I did say "turn on". Meaning optional.
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#7WaWaluigi803Posted 9/22/2013 7:58:05 PM
bakkahentai8600 posted...
WaWaluigi803 posted...
I would not like this. I have a hard enough time beating Gyms already. I don't choose a "main" pokemon.


I did say "turn on". Meaning optional.


alrighty then I guess it is not so bad. Sounds like you just want to change the difficulty.
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#8Guerrero_SonPosted 9/22/2013 8:54:41 PM
Agreed.

I understand the premise of Gyms in the sense of the anime: "This Gym Leader focuses on this type. You'll either need to find its weakness, or fair your Pokemon against him as is." But in the videogame, that premise is omitted due to the fact that we can simply level up a Pokemon exponentially. It would then no longer matter if your Rhydon was going up against MIsty if Rhydon is 10+ levels higher (or more permitting badges) with the ability to OHKO.

I loved the idea of harder difficulty in Pokemon Black 2. Sadly, I never got to play through that game to really see it. But judging by the differences laid out, it would have been a true challenge, I can suspect. I hope they continue that fashion not as a version exclusive thing, but as something in general and added to each game.

The Pokemon generations are doing their best to keep up with the generations of the people playing them. If they want to expand the pool of potential players, they should have continue including that which was unique, whilst adding more and more favorable or new content. Like, don't just make that difficulty thing a challenge. Go so far as to include it in game (as this thread suggests). Perhaps make hold items and item use a given, but an option be of how impacting those effects are. (Instead of the Gym Leader using a Super Potion, they use a Full Restore; instead of holding a berry, or even something like Wise Glasses, they hold an Air Balloon/Life Orb/item that nullifies a weakness or enables a strategy/etc.)

I do hope for more challenge even if it hasn't been announced or hinted at.
#9G-ScythePosted 9/22/2013 9:34:58 PM
I feel like having ALL their pokemon be better than yours automatically is bad because it puts across the point that no matter how hard you train, its worthless. It might turn out like some scaling RPGs where its actually better to stay under-leveled because it keeps the opponents low.

I would say have a mode where their pokemon are equal to you or more or less around the same area.
Like, Weakest is slightly lower than you.
Middle pokemon are your level.
Signature pokemon is a little higher leveled than you.

That's more than a challenge than the normal game, but I feel it is more fair.
Your idea sounds almost impossible. Imagine the Elite 4 and Champion with ALL their Pokemon being higher leveled than your best Pokemon.
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#10XereintPosted 9/22/2013 9:53:34 PM
They should make all NPCs use a competitive team.