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    I know the feel of burning out on one style. I’ve acryally recently finished Golden Sun Dark Dawn and haven’t really been playing anything for the last few days. Life’s been a bit too hectic
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    Yeah, it’s definitely an interesting mechanic. I also liked how alignments work this time around. It’s not much more complex than what is found in the OG SMT, but it still makes you think more about party composition.
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    Btw how do you feel about abilities? It got introduced in this generation and has stayed relevant ever since. One of those big game changing mechanics. Next up is the physical/special split in Gen IV.
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    Dragon types don’t really become plentiful until about Gen V. Which suddenly makes the introduction of the fairy type in the next gen havd so much more sense
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    Yeah, it’s definitely one of the better Pokémon to have. Though Ruby and Sapphire already had a bit more dragon types than the games before
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    Ooh, sorry, generation III actually has two sets of these, though the second one is gifted to you in post game
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    I should clarify - by pseudo-legendary I mean Pokémon that are always near the end of a regional Pokédex, have stats almost as high as legendaries in their final forms and evolve twice at very high levels. Think Dragonite in RGB or Tyranitar in GSC. In RSE this is Salamanca, which starts out as a goofy dragon baby named Bagon.
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    If I recall correctly, there are some far more interesting species once you reach the very tall grass. But that’s, as always, subjective. Also, I know that you can catch this game’s pseudo-legendary in Meteor Falls, but I’m not sure if you can do it without HMs. I imagine surf may be necessary.
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    Honestly, I’m the same - collecting is the absolute most fun thing about Pokémon. Still, I like to recommend party members simply because not all Pokémon are made equal and you can cut significantly on grinding if you just replace your mind, SMT-style Speaking of, once you obtain your badge and cross the sea, the Pokémon diversity will increase quite a bit, if I recall correctly, so you might find some cool candidates for you to consider.

    I’m pretty sure Feebas is caught while surfing, but I’d have to check. You’ll definitely need to surf soon too, so either the good rod is somewhere near or you can catch more than Magikarp with an old rod this time, can’t really remember. The biggest problem with Feebas is that it shows up on exactly one tile in one particular body of water, and what tile it is is randomizes by you changing that trendy name at the club in Dewford Town. You’d need to look up a guide to determine how you can increase your odds, so it can be a drag. Still, I can vouch that the result is well worth it. Not only does it look cool, but there’s a reason so many of the end-game trainers have it in their party.

    Vigor .org is an interesting case, btw. A lot of people actually decide not to evolve it because, while Slaking has phenomenal stats, on par with pseudo-legendaries, it’s ability significantly gimps him. In the end it’s a matter of whether you prefer a weaker but much speedier and uninhibited mon, or a much stronger one with limitations.
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    Tbh, I’d stick with something that can fly - remember HMs are a thing all the way until generation 7 Golbat actually evolves into Crobat now with enough happiness, and that’s definitely one good non. Peliopee is pretty trash though, and Surskit’s evolution isn’t really much to write home about since it loses its unique typing and becomes a generic bug/flying. Want an interesting bug Pokémon? Catch a Nincada and get it up to the point that it evolves (lv 20 or 25, I think), but make sure you have at least empty space in your party. Something interesting will happen

    Gyarados is always a good choice, but with Hoenn’s abundance of water types, you might want to look around more before committing. Personally, I’d recommend Feebas. It’s kind of a Magikarp expy in that ynevolved it’s dumb and ugly, but it’s one of my absolute favorite once it evolves. There are two issues however. 1) Catching it is an incredibly difficult task with tons of RNG that can screw you over and you basically can’t do it without a guy or unless you get luck, and 2) evolving it is tricky as well because it’s level doesn’t matter - it’s Beaty stat does. It will only evolve once you max out beauty. So it’s definitely a cumbersome process, but if you’re interested in a challenge, you should try it - the resulting Pokémon is really something imo.

    And yeah, your dad is next. I wouldn’t stress about grinding though, your Combusken will probably sweep him.
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So in my last blog, I talked about the black sheep numbered entry of the Suikoden franchise, Suikoden IV. Today, we're going to look at Rhapsodia, better known as Suikoden Tactics in the West. Tactics is a gaiden title that serves as both prequel/sequel side story to Suikoden IV. What makes it really standout is that the game is no longer a turn-based RPG about collecting 108 heroes, but instead a Tactical Turn Based RPG a la Final Fantasy Tactics, Fire

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by Wolf Kanno on 04-29-2019 at 06:53 AM
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I feel I have a theme going here. Like the BoF1 entry, anyone who took a quick glance of my list will know I'm a pretty big Suikoden fan, you'll also notice I snubbed one of the main entries and most of the spin-off/gaiden games. I'll say right now, that I have to actually play Suikogaiden due to lacking the proper emulator, which is why

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by Wolf Kanno on 04-14-2019 at 10:23 PM
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Anyone who simply glances over my list will notice I have a strong affiliation with Capcom's classic and underrated RPG series Breath of Fire. They will also notice I left one entry out of the list, and while my BoFII entry hints as to some of the reasons, I figured I would lay it out here

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by Wolf Kanno on 03-27-2018 at 10:53 PM
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