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1 year ago#1
I was just messing around doing some monotype challenges and did a Grass Monotype in both SoulSilver and X. I found myself liking Skiploom a lot more in SoulSilver and Quilladin in X. What Pokemon did you try out for the first time and find yourself pleasantly surprised that they were better than you thought in game?
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1 year ago#2
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1 year ago#3
I dunno if this counts, but Paras/Parasect in a replay of the original Red.

It was... surprisingly decent! If only due to Leech Life being supereffective on the ever-common Poison types in Gen 1, and access to Spore. Still, I liked it a lot, really was a fun 'mon to use. Kinda terrible in every other game, but hey. If you ever go play through Gen 1 again, use a Parasect. It's pretty alright.
1 year ago#4
I did a monotype run on Emerald and a nuzlocke on Pearl.

On Emerald, I chose Fire, without remembering that Magcargo would end up on the list. Yet, I liked using it. It's Yawn even helped me catching some pokemon.

On Pearl, I ended up using Gastrodon. S*** was bulkier than I thought, and wiped out the Electric-gym and the Fire guy at E4, single-handedly.
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1 year ago#5
Meganium
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1 year ago#6
Talonflame. I honestly thought when I got to the first route "Oh typical Flying/Normal bird on started route... I'll box when I find a better flyer"... Little did I know the beast it would become... And usefulness of Flame Body + Fly for breeding.
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1 year ago#7
Miggi3Fr3sh posted...
Talonflame. I honestly thought when I got to the first route "Oh typical Flying/Normal bird on started route... I'll box when I find a better flyer"... Little did I know the beast it would become... And usefulness of Flame Body + Fly for breeding.


Same here. I caught it with the sole intention of boxing it when I caught something better (or got noivern). Now, it's always in my party, and it's the closest to lv 100.

Malamar also surprised me; I only caught it as a place-holder, but contrary and topsy-turvy is a great way to mess with the AI.
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1 year ago#8
Another one I had was when I played this hack called Pokemon Ash's Adventure or something that made the game more like the original anime and Arbok kicked butt through most of the game for me.
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1 year ago#9
Vileplume I enjoyed using, Tyrantrum as well.

I wish Tyrantrum was better though, I also used Snorlax though he started to fall behind in later areas.
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1 year ago#10
For in game play I was really surprised with how strong Shedinja turned out to be it walled so many pokemon in my mono ghost run. From a competitive standpoint I never thought Id use stalling strategies but really grew to love Gliscor the more I used it
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